The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 510
May 7, 2001
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, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, W1JR, K2FRD, KF2TI, N2OO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, K6GNX, KG6AR, KI6HT, W7WM, K8YSE, KU9C, N9RD, N0KE, 9H5IP, DJ7AO, DL1EK & DX News Letter, EA7FTR, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4EDG, JE2EHP, JH1BAM, LA9VDA, LU6EF, ON4CGY, PA3DZM, VA3RJ, VK2CA, VK3DI and ZP6CW for the following DX information.
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29/April, through Sunday, 6/May there were 234 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HK0/m, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TX0, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP6, VP8, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS There were 39 CQ Zones available during the past week. CQ Zones that were not active are: 2 There were 55 ITU Zones available during the past week. ITU Zones that were not active are: 3,4,15,21,22,23,24,25,26, 31,34,35,43,58,59,69,70,71,72,74,90
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL). OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional bulletin (due to its size) with a complete breakdown and "DXCC/Entities Chart of Activity".
ARE WE HAVING A GREAT YEAR FOR DXING? Joe, W1JR, thinks so. Joe wrote to OPDX and states, "Just a note to tell you DX this year is doing well and possibly ahead of all years. Each year I try to see how many DXCC entities I can work. In a good year I can make about 280-290. Hence, on January 1, 2001 I started anew AGAIN. I guess I never learn! Yesterday (May 3rd) I worked XU7 for DXCC #270, all in just over 4 months. This is the earliest in the year that I have ever worked 270 entities. I figure I have missed about 10 others. I do keep a normal sleep pattern and don't catch them all! The DX is there. You just have to listen and work them!"
3B6RF THE AGALEGA DXPEDITION (Update/Change). It has been reported that the 3B6RF team is now on the island as this bulletin was being prepared, but not after a change in traveling plans. The team flew to Seychelles as planned but ended up taking a boat to Agalega instead of flying. It was reported that it took the team 34 hours by boat, with rough seas and waves 3 meters high, to reach the island. They are expected to be on the air by 1500z, May 6th. The official news and updates will be posted on the team's Web page at: http://www.agalega2000.ch/
9H, MALTA. To mark the event of the Pope's visit to Malta, the Malta Amateur Radio League is issuing a special Award and QSL Card. For further details, check out the Web page: http://www.9h1mrl.cjb.net
A2, BOTSWANA. Charles, A25/KY4P, has been pleasing the crowd on CW on 17/15/10 meters. Watch 10 and 15 meters after 1530z around 1 to 2 kHz up from band edge. Check around 18089 kHz later in the day (as late as 2100z). QSL via SV0LM.
AP, PAKISTAN. A good friend told me he needed AP on CW. Well, look for AP2ARS on 30 meters (one QSN said "NO TAKERS"). Look around 10103 and 10104 kHz as early as 1600, but generally as late as 1900-2100z. Also, check 17 meters around 18074 kHz between 1200-1500z. QSL via S53R.
DX ACTIVITY (Dayton HamVention).
ET, ETHIOPIA. Claudio, ET3VSC, continues to please many on CW on the 17 and 12 meter bands. Look for him on either band after 2200z, sometimes as early as 1030z. QSL via K3IRV.
J5, GUINEA-BISSAU. Baldur, DJ6SI, and the J5X team continue to be active until May 11th. There has been plenty of active on RTTY and the WARC bands. This should be an easy catch if some one needs it.
JD/M, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Katsumi, JD1BCK, seems to really like 15 meters. Look for him between 21270 and 21290 kHz after 2300z. QSL via JM1TUK.
JD/O, OGASAWARA. You, JD1BIA, was heard this week and weekend on 15 meters around 21280 and 21290 kHz after 0000z and as late as 0830z. QSL via JD1BIA.
JW PHOTOS. Rag, JW5HE, reports photos from Svalbard can be viewed at: http://no.photos.yahoo.com/la5he/
KH2, GUAM. Members of Mitsubishi Electric, JA1RTG, JF1CPE, JI1EOP, JK1EBA, JR3OET, JA5AGW and JI0PFJ will be active as KH2/JM1YGG between 0800z on May 10th through 0100z on May 13th. Activity will be on 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 meters CW/SSB. QSL via JM1YGG for the bureau or direct to JA1RTG.
KH2, GUAM. A group from the JA2 area will be active from here between June 9-12th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. The callsigns and the QSL information are as follows:
K1HP/KH2 (Yoshi) via JE2EHP KH2/JH2QFY (Aki) via JH2QFY N3WW/KH2 (Ban) via JF2WXS KH2/JJ2CYO (Yasu) via JJ2CYO KH2/JH2CYU (Michy) via JH2CYU KH2/JS2ITP (Yasu) via JS2ITP
LU1ZA, SOUTH ORKNEY ISLAND (Update). The station LU1ZA has not been heard since April 21st. However, OPDX has received some info about this station. The operator's name is Claudio, and he is in the Argentina Army. He is a Ham but not a DXer. He does not speak English, but thanks to Raymundo, YS1RR, on April 21st a few people were able to work this station. His QSL route is as follows: Serv. Auxil. de Radioafic., de la Armada, Av. Del Libertador 8209, Capital Federal, CC 1429, Argentina.
OJ0, MARKET REEF. Operators Arne/LA3IKA, Bjorn/LA5UKA, Paul/LA6YEA and Trond/LA9VDA will be active from Market Reef's Lighthouse (LH 0542 - WLH Award) between August 5-8th. They will sign OJ0/LA3IKA, OJ0/LA5UKA, OJ0/LA6YEA and OJ0/LA9VDA. Lars, OH0RJ, has also been invited to join them. They plan to be active on 160-2 meters, SSB/CW/RTTY. LA5UKA (ex-LC3NAT) will be active in the 2m NAC contest. QSL to homecalls except for LA6YEA (QSL via LA9VDA). Look for more info later by checking the following Web page: http://www.qsl.net/la9vda/
OY, FAROE ISLAND. Max/ON5UR and Wim/ON4CJI of the United Radio team will operate from Faroe Island (Stremoy Island - EU-018) with the callsign OY9UR, from May 28th through June 7th. They will be operating on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters. Wim is expected to be on PSK31. Also, look for them on May 26-27th and June 8-9th as a /MM. They will be active during the 6 meter contest on June 2-3rd. There will be a special full color QSL cards for both callsigns. QSL direct via OY9UR: United Radio, P.O.Box 33, Zichem 3271, Belgium. Remember: The QSO is short, the QSL is forever.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.......
R1, FRANZ JOSEF LAND. R1FJL has been active on 12 meters lately. Check 24910 kHz around 1200z and after 0800z. QSL via UA3AGS.
SPECIAL EVENT. Peter McDonald, VK3DI, Secretary, EMDRC Inc., informs OPDX that the special event callsign AX3ITU will be operated by members of the Eastern and Mountain Districts Radio Club (EMDRC) to celebrate the International Telecommunications Day for 24 hours commencing 0000z on May 17th, on behalf of the Wireless Institute of Australia (Vic Div). This is a relatively rare prefix for those prefix hunters. All HF bands will be activated at some time during the period of operation. QSL via VK3ER: P.O. Box 87, Mitcham, Victoria, Australia 3132. All logged callsigns will receive a QSL via the Bureau unless a direct request with sufficient return postage is received within 90 days of event.
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station EO56JM to be on by the Crimea Contest Club now through May 13th. QSL via KG6AR (Direct or Bureau).
SPECIAL EVENT. The club station PI4TIL will use the special callsign PA6T during the period May 27th through June 3rd. During the field day weekend they will enter the CW contest and the 6 meter contest. During the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd, they will be active on 80-6 meters, 2 meters, 70 cm, 23 cm and 13 cm. Operations will be on CW, Phone, SSTV, RTTY, PSK31, ATV and satellites. On Wednesday, May 30th, they will be active on SSTV from 1800-2200z around the usual SSTV frequencies on 10, 15 and 20 meters.
SPECIAL EVENT. The Old Barney A.R.C. announces a Special Event operation for the "International Lighthouse Activity Weekend". Station W2T will be operating from the "Tucker's Island Lighthouse" in the "Tuckerton Seaport", Tuckerton, New Jersey, at 1300z, August 18th, through 2300z, August 19th. Suggested frequencies are: 7280, 14280, 21380 and 28480 kHz (146.835/rpt). QSL via N2OO, PO Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087 USA. Send a 9"x12" SASE with 55 cents postage for QSL and Certificate... or SASE/SAE+IRC for just a QSL.
TI, COSTA RICA. Philip, N0KE, will operate in the CQ WPX CW Contest as TI5X from TI5KD's station as QRP/All Band entry. N0KE will handle all contest QSLs for TI5X and TI5/N0KE outside the contest. ADDED NOTE: Over the previous two years contest operations were TI5N, and TI5KD handled the QSLs for this and other contest operations of TI5N.
USI ACTIVITY....... The Roane County Amateur Radio Club (KW4JS) will be active beginning 1300z on May 19th, from Thief Neck Island, Tennessee. Thief Neck Island is in the Tennessee River in Roane County. Operation will be on all bands 20 through 10 meters. QSL via KW4JS. The USI reference number was not provided.
VO2, LABRADOR, CANADA (Update). Fred, K2FRD, want to make one last plug for his Labrador DXpdition before he leaves for the north country on June 1st. He expects to commence operations about June 6th and will operate daily until he QRTs on August 31st. This will give the worldwide hams an opportunity to contact CQ Zone 2 and ITU Zone 9 (which are usually not active/listed every week). In brief, Fred will be operating mostly SSB (with occasional CW) on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, and 40 meters and CW on 30 meters per the schedule on his Web site. Normally, look for him near the MUF, which given the state of 10 meters recently, could be 17 or 20 meters. For more on his frequencies, bands, and schedule details, check his Web page at: http://sites.netscape.net/thefred3/labr1/ Fred, K2FRD, states in his last press release: "I'd like to thank you (KB8NW) and the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin, and the many hams worldwide who have provided encouragement and moral support for this trip. I will do my best to live up to everyone's (and my own) expectations. See you on the air......73, Fred K2FRD"
VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Only a few more days to work VP8SDX. They will go QRT on May 9th. QSL via GM4FDM.
XU, CAMBODIA. The station signing XU7ABC has been active over the past week on 20/17/15/12/10 meters CW. Check around 18072 kHz, 24903 kHz and 11 kHz from band edge. QSL via G3XAQ. Meanwhile, XU7ABN, has been playing on RTTY on 20 and 15 meters between 1330 and 1400z, also after 1800z.
YO, ROMANIA. Jean Michel, F6AJA, will again be active as YO/F6AJA for the 8th year from Suceava (450km north of Bucarest). He will operate from the YO8FZ's QTH during his free time. Jean will be there from May 14-20th.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active from here during May 7-17th. QSL via VE3HO.
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