Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 438
December 6, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 438
BID: $OPDX.438
December 6, 1999
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, KF2TI, N2OO, W2FXA, WB2RAJ/ WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, N5VT, AG8L, K8CX, K8YSE, NE8Z, K9NW, KE9KD & DX Central, DJ3IW, ER1DA, F6AJA & LNDX, G3NOM, G3SXW, IN3QBR, JF6OJX, OK1YM, OM3LZ, ON4LCE, PA3GIO, PY1KS, VE1ZL, VE2PJ, VE6VK, VK9NS, VR2XMT and Reinhart Pearson for the following DX information.

5T, MAURITANIA. The International Amateur Radio Volunteers (IARV) will be dispatching an eight member team here between December 13-20th, to build an emergency medical radio network in some remote cities. During their stay there, they will be authorized to operate as 5T5U. They will operate mainly on the WARC bands including 10 MHz, 28 MHz FM (29.260 MHZ) as well as 6 meters band (50.115 MHz - beacon). Please QSL via JA1UT. Your kind support will be much appreciated.

8P9, BARBADOS. Look for Dan, N8DCJ, to sign 8P9CW bewteen December 25th and January 9th. He is an excellent CW operator and this will probably be the main mode he will be using. QSL via homecall.

9G, GHANA. Zdeno, OK2ZW, is planning to stay the next 3 years in Ghana. He is using the callsign 9G5ZW. He was very active in both parts of the 1999 CQWW Contest (on 10 meters, making 4000 QSOs in both parts). His QSL Manager Miro, OM3LZ, informs OPDX that he has begun receiving the first QSLs, mostly from JA and USA. Every direct QSL will be answered, however, Milo will start answering the QSL beginning January 1st, 2000. He is currently waiting for new printed QSL cards.

FT/W, CROZET. Gilles, FT5WH, will leave Crozet on December 7th.

H4, TEMOTU. Bernhard, DL2GAC (alias VU2BMS, H44MS, H40MS) will going on a three month Pacific trip at the end of January 2000. In February 2000, he will stay and operate for about three weeks from Temotu. During this time and specifically for the CQ WPX RTTY Contest in February, he is looking for a RTTY operator to join him on Temotu. A beam and an amplifier are already on Temotu. The only way to contact him is by his FAX work number: +49 741 15377.

HC, ECUADOR. Doctor Rick, NE8Z, had to change his flight plans to Ecuador due to the volcanic activity in Mt. Pichincha (HC1) and Mt. Tungurahua (HC6). Due to the falling ash in the mountains, the Quito International Airport had to be closed down. Rick arrived in Guayaquil (HC2) on the coast of Ecuador and took a 6 hour bus ride to Tumbaco (HC1, 66km from Mt. Pichincha). He is now active as HC1MD until December 10th. He was spotted on the air on 20/10 meters. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 5 and 24 kHz up, 10113, 18073 and 24903; SSB - mainly 28430 and 50110 kHz. Look for him to be active from the Amazon (signing HC1MD/HC7) between December 10-13th. Rick states daily updates and photographs of the volcanic activity can be seen at: http://www.elcomercio.com/volcan/volcan.html QSL direct via K8LJG: John Kroll, 3628 Craig Drive, Flint, MI 48506 USA (k8ljg@tir.com) or via the bureau.

HR, HONDURAS. Look for Gerard, F2JD/HK3JBR, to be active as HR5/F2JD from the middle of December until early January.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Dave/AG8L and Mike/KC8NJA will be active from the Windwood contest station from December 9-15th. Dave will be a Single Op entry in the 10M contest. Mike, a new Tech-Plus, will be active on 10 meters SSB before and after the contest. Due to the recent hurricane, some of the activity may be limited before the contest due to antenna and station setup. QSL routes are: KP2/AG8L via NN6C, KP2/KC8NJA via NN6C, and WP2Z (contest callsign) via KU9C.

NJDXA'S "YEAR 2000" EXECUTIVE BOARD. The "North Jersey DX Aocciation" (NJDXA) has elected the following:


For more details, check NJDXA's Web site at: http://www.njdxa.org

OD, LEBANON. Pavel, OK1MU, is active as OD5/OK1MU from Beiruth. Activity is mainly CW but SSB too. Over the past weekend, he was heard on 30/17/12 meters (try between 1330 and 1430z and around 0145z). QSL via OK DX Foundation. Also, look for Labib, OD5IU, on 10 meters SSB around 28545 kHz between 1400 and 1500z.


PY, BRAZIL. Alex, PY1KS, and PY1NX, will be active in next week's ARRL 10m Contest as Multi-Operator/Single Tranmitter/Mixed Mode (CW/SSB) entry as PY1NX. QSL via PY1NX direct or bureau.

QSL INFO AND NEWS................


SV, GREECE. Olda, OK1YM, is now active as SV/OK1YM from Athens on CW, SSB and RTTY. He will probably stay for more than 1 year there. QSL cards via OK DX Foundation: OK DX Foundation, P.O.Box 73, Bradlec, 293 06, CZECH REPUBLIC. For more info on the Web, visit: http://www.qsl.net/ok1ym/ - or - http://www.okdxf.cz

TY, BENIN. Philippe, TU2FH/FK8VHU, will be here from December 6-28th. He hopes to get a licence, and he will take his TS-680S and vertical with him.

V26, ANTIGUA. Tom Roscoe, K8CX, reports that he will be active from Antigua as V26X from December 7th through December 13th. He will be active on all 9 HF bands. Tom will be an entry in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest on December 11th and 12th. A full color photo QSL card will be available for all completed contacts. QSL via K8CX.

V3, BELIZE (IOTA DXpeditions). Bert, PA3GIO, will be active as V31GI on SouthwestCaye, Glovers Reef (NA-180), from March 19-24th (2000). Also, from March 26-29th he will be on Little Water Caye (NA-180). Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters SSB only using 100 watts into a Doublet open feeder line. QSL "PREFERABLE" by the Bureau to PA3GIO. QSL direct to PA3GIO: Bert v.d. Berg, Parklaan 38, NL-3931 KK Woudenberg, The Netherlands, Europe. Visit Bert's Web site with pictures of his 1999 activation at: http://www.xs4all.nl/~pa3gio/

VK0, MACQUARIE ISLAND. (Excerpts from a Jim Smith, VK9NS, press release. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin.) Alan Cheshire, VK0LD, is now active and is employed as a Senior Communications Engineer for the current Australian Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) Base on Macquarie Island until late 2000. He and other members of the ANARE team on the island have extended work loads and operating times will depend on this factor. Alan is primarily a CW operator and it is in this mode that he hopes to make a dent into the pile ups of the needy. He will concentrate mainly on 20 meters or perhaps 15 meters to maximise the chance of the DXers working a new country. He seems to be uninterested in chasing around the bands towards the multi- band QSO routine. His rig is an ICOM 706 MKII. As of this past weekend, Alan's current operating schedule is as follows:

There will not be a QSL Manager, so all QSLing will be done after Alan's tour of duty. Alan has a super Web site available for updates, schedule, Web Cam and pictures at: http://www.geocities.com/vk0ld/1.html

VP9, BERMUDA. Gene, W2FXA, will be active as W2FXA/VP from Devonshire Parish, Bermuda, from now through January 4th (2000). Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW and SSB. QSL to home callsign. Also, "The 59(9) DXReport" is reporting that Mark, AA1AC, will be active from Paget Parish December 16-20th as AA1AC/VP9. He will be active on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via homecall.

VQ9, CHAGOS. "The 59(9) DXReport" is reporting that Paul, W2JDK, is now active as VQ9PH from Diego Garcia until December 15th. Reportedly. he prefers CW. However, OPDX QSNs show that Paul was active this past weekend on 15 meters SSB (on 21333 kHz between 1545 and 1615z) and on CW, 14004 kHz around 1430z. This is his third trip here. QSL via W2JDK.

XU, CAMBODIA. Mauro, IN3QBR, informs OPDX that he and Fabri/IN3ZNR will operate from here between December 24th and January 3rd (2000). Their callsigns are: XU7AAY (Fabri) and XU7AAZ (Mauro). They plan to operate on CW/SSB and during the ARRL Round-up Contest on RTTY. They will be active on all bands including the WARC bands and hope to do good work on the low bands. QSL cards are via IN3ZNR: Fabrizio Vedovelli, Via Gramsci, 38100 TRENTO Italy.

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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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