Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 444
January 17, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 444
BID: $OPDX.444
January 17, 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, WW2R, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WA4GMS, N6FF, N6RT, K7CA, N7CQQ, NW7O, K8YSE, N8BJQ, K9FD, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, F5RMY, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4ZVJ, HB9DDZ, HL0C, JF2MBF, JI3DST, LA9VDA, PA3AWW, SP1MHV and VA3DX/VE3ICR for the following DX information.

2000 SWODXA DAYTON HAMVENTION DX DINNER BANQUET. The Southwest Ohio DX Association is pleased to announce the Fifteenth Annual DX Dinner to be held on Friday, May 19th, 2000, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dayton, OH. There will be a cash bar at 6:30 PM and dinner at 7:15 PM. Tickets are 31.00 (USD) and must be purchased in advance. Groups wishing to sit to- gether must order as a group. A table seats eight. Please make your check or money order payable to SWODXA and send an SASE for ticket return. Seats will be assigned in the order that requests are received. Seats will be assigned on March 12, 2000. Seating is limited. Please order tickets from Steve Bolia, N8BJQ, 7354 Thackery Rd, Springfield, OH 45502. For information on the dinner, check the WEB page: http://members.aol.com/SteveB4622/ or contact Steve Bolia, N8BJQ at (937) 788-2803 or via InterNet E-mail at: n8bjq@erinet.com

3Z, POLAND (More info to add to OPDX.443). Ed, SP1MHV, informs OPDX that "each member" of the of Polish Amateur Radio Society (PZK) can use the special 3Z prefix to celebrate the 70 years of PZK and the Millenium Year 2000. Each member can use the 3Z prefix plus their call area and own suffix (example - SP1MHV will use the special callsign 3Z1MHV, SP8MI will use 3Z8MI, etc.). Ed, SP1MHV, states that he will use his special contest callsign "3Z1V" for the whole year 2000. Look for 3Z1MHV and 3Z1V to be active on the digital modes (RTTY,PSK and SSTV), and 3Z1V during the major contest on CW/SSB (if he has free time of course). QSLs for Ed are ok via the normal callsign - SP1MHV (the bureau or CBA).

4U1UN ACTIVE. It seems this station is active once again. Two weeks ago Fritz, DL4TT, was active and this past weekend Masa Miura, AJ3M, was active from the United Nations in New York. Masa told OPDX that he would be on 160-10 meters SSB and possibly RTTY. Hopefully, this is a good sign to see this station active on a regular bases again. IMPORTANT! QSL ONLY to: UN Amateur Radio Club, P.O.Box 3873, NY, NY 10017.

8P, BARBADOS. Glenn, VA3DX, will be travelling here to be active as 8P9DX again, January 23rd through February 6th. He will be active on CW/SSB/RTTY on all bands. Glenn states that he will be quite serious in the CQWW 160 Meter CW Contest. He managed a #1 world spot last year. Glenn hopes that the conditions will be good. QSL via VE3ICR or VA3DX, both have the same address.

9G, GHANA. On March 2nd, Bob/PA3DEW and Vincent/PA3FQX, members of the previous 9G1AA team, will activate this callsign again - as their workload permits. QSL via PA3ERA (he is also the QSL MGR for 9G1OO).

9Q, DEM. REP. OF CONGO. "The 59(9) DXReport" states that Pat, F6BLQ, reported the PTT in Kinshasa will issue new 9Q licenses before the end of January.

ASIAN AND AFRICAN TOUR. Andy, G4ZVJ, informs OPDX that he will be travelling in Asia and Africa for 8 weeks beginning January 24th. His itinerary is as follows:

Andy reports that his activity will be CW only. QSL via G4ZVJ: Andy Chadwick, 5 Thorpe Chase, Ripon HG4 1UA U.K. For more up-to-date info, check Andy's Web site at: http://www.g4zvj.demon.co.uk

EI, IRELAND. Look for Joan, EA5BOX, to be active as EI/EA3BOX from February 28th through March 7th. Joan will also operate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest.

FO, CLIPPERTON ISLAND. A press release by John, N7CQQ, states that the "Clipperton2000 Expedition" is scheduled to operate/begin on March 1st with four (4) HF stations, one (1) 6 Meter station and one (1) satellite station. They also plan to operate RTTY and on the WARC bands from Clipperton. The DXpedition will shutdown late on March 8th with the team departing Clipperton on March 9th. The N7CQQ Amateur Radio Club, Inc., sponsor of the "Clipperton2000 Expedition", announced this week that ICOM America is sponsoring the DXpedition and will provide the team with new IC-756PRO. For additional information on the expedition, go to the Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/clipperton2000/ OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin.

FT/T, TROMELIN. "QRZ DX" reports that the Lyon DX Gang will be active from here sometime in the summer of 2000. No exact dates are known yet, but it looks like the operation will take place in probably July or August. There will be four operators active for two weeks. The group originally wanted to go to Glorioso but ran into some administrative problems. The trip to Tromelin will be more expensive, so the group is looking for funds/sponsors. For up-to-date information, check the Web page at: http://perso.easynet.fr/~f5nod/

IOTA NEWS.......

JW, SVALBARD ISLAND. Operators LA5UF, LA6YEA, LA9VDA and LA9IAA will be here between February 12-21st. Trond, LA9VDA, informs OPDX that due to some need for low band antenna work, it's possible that the startup will be delayed some. However, they will have two stations active as much as possible. Activity will be on all HF band, CW, SSB and RTTY. Their RTTY operation will be minor and on request. They will each use their own callsign (only one callsign mentioned so far - JW5UF). Operators plan to be active in the ARRL CW Contest during the last weekend of February (callsign is currently unknown at this time). QSL for all callsigns go to LA9VDA.

JW, SVALBARD ISLAND. The "Les Nouvelles DX" reports that LA9FJA will be here again as JW9FJA for the next 8 months.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Kazu, JA1RJU, will be going to Saipan again. He will stay there from the evening January 22nd through the morning January 26th (his local time). He will be active on all bands including 6 meters. On 160 meters, Kazu will emphasize his activities for North Americans and European stations. His frequency will be 1823.5 kHz and QSX is UP 10 kHz. QSL via JA1RJU.


P4, ARUBA. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Mikka, OH2BAD, will be active as P40MH from January 30th to February 7th. Activity will be on 12, 17 and 30 meters CW/SSB.


VP6, PITCAIRN ISLAND. Remember that Jukka, OH2BR, will leave for Pitcairn Island (OC-044) January 19th for three months. He is scheduled to return in early May. He will operate on CW/SSB/RTTY on 160-6 meters signing VP6BR from Tom's, VP6TC, QTH and/or from the club station VP6PAC on the top of a hill. Jukka plans to also make a few IOTA stops/operations to Henderson Island (OC-056) and Ducie Island (OC-182) (if it can be possible and reasonably done). QSLs via OH2BR, Jukka Heikinheimo, Box 37, SF-01361 Vantaa, Finland. Cards will be answered after his return. For further information check the Web page at: http://www.qsl.nt/oh2bre/

XZ0A DXPEDITION TO MYANMAR. This major DXpedition is now very active on all bands. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the press release as additional bulletins. Activity is scheduled to last until February 6th. Just a couple of points to note. There are no plans to have on-line checking for the XZ0A operation. The QSL Manager W1XT has no logs, so please don't ask him to verify your QSO. AS PER A PRESS RELEASE by Dick, N6FF, "If you have any doubt of a good QSO, please work them again to be certain. The operators will not get upset with a dupe QSO." Bob, W1XT, has posted a Web page about the QSLing for XZ0A. It is located at: http://www.superphoenix.com/xz0a-qsl.htm It gives the current QSL address and details of the XZ0A operation as it applies to QSLs. Additional details can be found on the DXpedition web site at: http://www.getnet.com/~k7wx/myanmar.htm

ZK2, NIUE. William/W7TVF and Al/K7CA are planning an DXpedition here this coming February. Al reports that tickets are purchased, and they should be there sometime February 7th. They will try to get set up to operate 160 meters at their sunset, about 0600z. Al states that 160m will be their priority, but they will also spend time on 80 and 40 meters plus 6 meters and other bands as time permits. Look for them everyday on the topband at 0600z until their sunrise at about 1700z. Antennas are a homebrew (by N7JW) top loaded vertical with lots of radials and beverages for RX. They will probably use a frequency above 1830 on topband and mostly CW on all bands but will let everyone know when they arrive. They will leave for home on February 20th. So they hope for a little luck and some decent band conditions. They want to put a lot of stations in the log, especially on the low bands and 6m too.

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