Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 443
January 10, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 443
BID: $OPDX.443
January 10, 2000
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, K1VKO, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, NU4N, N6RT, K8YSE, KE0UI, 9M2TO, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, EA5YN, EA5XX, EU1EU, G3SWH, PA5BW, SM0BFJ/SM5BFJ, SP8QED and ZS6BXN for the following DX information.

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR (Tedd, KB8NW): Sorry for the shortness of this week's bulletin. The editor's E-mail system (BARF80) developed a problem Friday afternoon and NO E-mail was being delivered. Outgoing mail is working. If you sent something to OPDX, and do not see it in this week's bulletin, please try again. LAST MINUTE UPDATE! As of Sunday, January 9th, around 2300z my E-mail system was restored. However, I was informed that all E-mail sent between Friday afternoon and late Sunday is probably lost.

3XY, GUINEA. Robert, 3XY1B0 (ed. yes, this callsign is correct), in Conakry, was active this past week on 15 meters CW on 21035 kHz between 1630 and 1730z. QSL via F5XX.

3Z8, POLAND. Members of the Polish Radio S.A. in Lublin, southeast Poland (KO11GG) will be active using the special callsign 3Z8IMA. Activity is to commemorate "welfare action to bring help in winter to the poor familyless children", and will be active until January 31st. Look for activity by the special station on 160-10 meters CW, SSB, RTTY and AMTOR. This station was spotted this was wekend on 14270 kHz between 1000 and 1500z. QSL via SP8YCB, via the bureau or direct (SP8YCB Club Station, PO Box 403, 20950 Lublin, Poland).

5Z, KENYA (IOTA DXpedition Update). Phil, G3SWH, informs OPDX that they have finalized the dates and made the necessary airline and hotel bookings for their forthcoming DXpedition to Wasini Island in Kenya (IOTA AF-67). The team will consist of six, experienced DX operators: Jim/G3RTE, David/ G3UNA, Phil/G3SWH, Rob/5Z4RL, Ian/5Z4IC and Graham/5Z4GS. They plan to be active between March 8-15th with two stations, one on CW and the other on SSB on a 24 hour a day basis using the special callsign of 5Z4WI. Propagation permitting, they expect to operate on all bands from 160 to 10 meters, with the exception of 30 meters, which is not presently permitted in Kenya. They have an expedition target of 15,000 QSOs. QSLs will be handled by G3SWH, either direct (QTHR) or via the RSGB bureau.

8P6, BARBADOS. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Richard, G3RWL, will be active February 14-28th as 8P6DR while on holiday. He will be on 20-10 meters, mainly during his early mornings and late evenings. QSL via G3RWL.

9N7UD NOW QRT (Wrap-up). Charlie, K4VUD, left Nepal as of January 6th. He wants to thank everyone who worked him as XW1UD, HS0ZCW, and 9N7UD. He mentions that there seemed to be more noise there this time than last time, and 160 meters is a NO NO. If there is to be a real 160/80 meters effort from 9N-land, it will have to be well outside Kathmandu using super antennas and a really BIG linear. Charlie states that his Laos (XW) operation was a joy due to a remote location lacking noise. However, propagation was closed down during the daylight hours. He will order the QSL cards this week. Lastly, Chalie also mentions that his HS0ZCW was also a real joy due to the use of the big station at HS1CHB, with the TH-7 and TH-6 on roof of a 15 story apartment building. Donations to 9N hams have been delivered except for FT-901DM which they held back for fear of seizure in the KTM airplane hijacking aftermath at the same airport. 9N1AC now has the TS-430, a keyer, a tuner, and a G5RV as well as dipoles. Charlie mentions that 9N1AC's incoming mail has been repeatedly slit open, so he is resigned to get a QSL Manager. Volunteer via Carl, N4AA. 9N1AA's FT-757GX receiver went dead recently, so he will use the donated ICOM IC-706MkII until other one is fixed. He will also use the IC-706MkII to try satellite since he now has a satellite antenna too. All mics, power supplies, keyers, keys, etc, are being used by all 9N individuals until they will be brought back to a central spot for the 9N1MM memorial club station. The club license has been applied for but it may come out as 9N0MM (zero) due to new Nepali call area zones and club callsign designation. Charlie sends out a huge thanks to all who generously donated gear or green stamps which went for Heil headset and complete adapter set, coax, tuner, Nye Morse keys, and lots of other gear. There are smiles all around among the Nepal hams, and there are at least four regular operators on the bands: 9N1AA, 9N1HA, and 9N1AC, and 9N2AA.

9U, BURUNDI. Leif, SM0BFJ/SM5BFJ, reports that Gus, 9U5D, will go back to Burundi on the 8th of January and should be active for 3 more months. Activity will be on all bands 160-6 meters. QSL via SM0BFJ/SM5BFJ (Only direct, please).

HL0, SOUTH KOREA (IOTA DXpedition). Claude (no callsign mentioned), a student of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea and a major of electronics engineering, informs OPDX that the members of the "Yonsei Amateur Radio Research Association" (YARRA) will go on a DXpedition to Kanghwa Island (IOTA AS-105, Kyonggido Province group) from January 13-18th. Their callsign will be HL0Y/2. Kanghwa Island is located in Zone 25 and ITU 44 in the Kyonggido Province of Korea, 100Km West of Seoul, the capital. Activity will be on CW/SSB, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. Claude mentions that they will use a TS-450s, TS-440s, IC-735 and a 3OL-1 linear amplfier into dipole antennas for 80 and 40 meters, and a TH7DX 7 element tri-band Yagi for 20, 15 and 10 meters band. Operators will be (no callsigns given): Claude, Jong and Indy (for CW/SSB); and Byuk and Zeo (for SSB only). QSL via the bureau to HL0Y, home callsign or directly to: YARRA, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon-dong Seodaemoon-gu, Seoul, South Korea

HUNTING LIONS IN THE AIR CONTEST. Dave, ZS6BXN, wants to remind everyone that the 29th "Hunting Lions In The Air" contest will take place over the weekend of January 15-16th. This contest is held in memory of the founder of Lionism - MELVIN JONES - his birthdate is the 13th of January. All are welcome and all that is required is a signal report plus a serial number. Bands to be used are 80/40/20/15/10 meters SSB only. The contest starts at 0000z January 15th and ends at 2400z January 16th. For more information, check the Web site at: http://www.jhb.lia.net/midrand-lions/hlita.html

II0, ITALY. It has been reported that amateurs living in Rome may substitute the prefix II0 for their regular prefix (I0, IK0. IW0, IZ0) for the "Jubilee Year" until December 24, 2000. QSL via regular Italian callsign.

MILLENNIUM ACTIVITY. "The Daily DX" reports that the members of the KARL Branch office of Pohang (HL0FDU) have been given special permission to use the callsign D90TKY (Two Kilo Year) to celebrate the Millennium. Look for this station to be active throughout 2000. OPDX has found that the QSNs show this station has been active on 15 meters SSB around 21270 kHz after 2300z. QSL via direct to DS5UCP or via the bureau to HL0FDU.

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

SPECIAL EVENT STATION. Art, SP3CW, reports that he and other members of the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) have been active since January 1st using the special callsign HF70PZK to celebrate their organization's 70th anniversary. Their activity seems to be mainly on CW. Check 14023 and 21010 kHz after 1300z. Also, check 80 meters (around 3510) between 2200 and 0300z. Look for them on 40 or 30 meters between 1330 and 1530z. QSL via the Bureau or via SP3CW: Artur Topczewski, Kolbego 48, 64-115 Swieciechowa, POLAND.

VP8, ANTARCTICA. The "DX News Letter" reports that Philippe, FT5YG, will be replaced by FT5YH on Dumont D'Urville (Les Petrels, AN-017) sometime in January. QSL via F5LBL: Gerard Karpe, 629 Route de Montpellier, F-30800 Saint Gilles, France.

VP9, BERMUDA (Slight additions). As reported last week, Bob, KE0UI, will be active from here January 8-15th as VP9/KE0UI. Activity will be CW and SSB on 80-10 meters with some activity in the NA QSO Party on the 8th. QSL is to the home callsign CBA (preferred) or the stateside Zero Bureau. A Web site for this operation can be viewed at: http://hometown.aol.com/bnorth9083/myhomepage/index.html

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