The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 514
June 4, 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, W1DAD, N3SL, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4JZ, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4SIA, AA5XE, W7AV, WC7N, K8YSE, K0SR, DL1EK & DX News Letter, DL2VFR, DL4KQ, DL7VRO, EY8MM, HA7UW, JA3MZB, OH7KA/OH3KAV, RV1CC, RZ1AK, SP4CUF, SP9FTJ, UR5EAW and VE9DX for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 27/May, through Sunday, 3/June there were 237 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 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, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Z, 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, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH3, 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, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, XZ, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS
* 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".
3B6RF OPERATION MAY BE QRT, BUT HELP IS NEEDED! The 3B6RF team managed to log 64,207 QSOs in 8.5 days, but all of these QSOs came with a big price tag. The 3B6RF's operation time was expected to be 15 days but had to be cut back due to transportation problems. These problems caused an unexpected expense. Preliminary estimates have put their travel expenses at approximately $48,000 over cost just to get to Agalega and back. OPDX was told the team still does not know how this is going to be covered and is still up in the air. The 3B6RF team is counting on the generousity of the ham community with QSL donations and possibly some added donations from DX associations. Please remember to possibly add something a little extra in your SASE for your 3B6RF. Steve, N3SL, is handling the N.A. QSLs, all other areas QSL via HB9AGH.
4W, EAST TIMOR. Thor, 4W6MM, can usually be found on 15 or 20 meters a few kHz up from the band edge between 0930 and 1300z.
7Q, MALAWI. Five Japanese operators will be active from here June 6-19th. Operators will be Mizuho/JG6BKB (7Q7CW), Yoshiki/JR6XIW (7Q7DU), JJ6VOV (7Q7EN), Kazuaki/JA2LZF (7Q7KZ) and Okabe/7Q7YL (who will stay there for the next two years). Activity is expected on HF and 6 meters. QSL all to JG6BKB, except 7Q7KZ is via JA2LZF.
BX5, TAIWAN (New Prefix). Jimmy, BX5AA, has activated the new prefix and has been on 15/20 meters SSB/ MFSK16. Watch between 1500 and 1800z, around 14079.5 kHz for MFSK16 and between 21250 and 21275 kHz for SSB.
CE0Z, JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND. Elias, CE0ZIS, has been active on 15/12/10 meters this past week. Check around 21260, 24936 and 28495 kHz between 1330 and 2200z.
CQ7, PORTUGAL. Now through possibly June 10th, look for the Moscatel Radio Group will be active as CQ7MRG from Mouchao da Povoa (reference number RI-008 for the Portuguese Island Award). Activity will be mainly 40 meters.
EM, UKRAINE (Free Award!). The Ukranian Amateur Radio League (UARL) will be active in the IARU HF World Championship, July 14-15th, from the UARL Headquarters using the special callsign EM0HQ. The HQ station's site (UR4MZL) is in Lisichansk city. The team leader is Vladimir, UX2MM. The QSL Manager for the team is Shevchenko Alexader, UR5EAW. The team is hoping to hit the World record. A "FREE" award is availble for working this station with "NO APPLICATION" to fill out. To receive the UARL's "Ukraine 2000" award, the rules are simple:
Again, NO award application is needed. The award application is the log of EM0HQ. The award is free and is sent through the bureau. This information was provide by Alexander, UR5EAW, QSL Manager for EM0HQ. For any questions, send E-mail to: email@example.com
EP, IRAN. Yar, EP3SP, can sometimes be found on 20 meters CW/SSB/RTTY between 1500 and 2030z. Check above 14200 (SSB) or 14090 (RTTY) and 14002 (CW) kHz. QSL via W3HC. Mohsen, EP3SMH, is also active and usually looking for the U.S. on 15 meters. Check around 21300 kHz and above after 1730z. For Europe, look on 10 meters around 28495 kHz beginning around 1730z. QSL via CBA.
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON ISLAND. Wendell, K4JZ, reports that his "Poor Boy DX-Pedition" is on schedule. He will be leaving Kentucky on June 9th and hopes to arrive on St. Pierre et Miquelon Island on June 14th or 15th. His callsign will be FP/K4JZ. His activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB.
J49, CRETE. Operators Laci/HA0HW, Tamas/HA4DX and Bandi/HA5NG continue to be active as J49HW, J49DX and J49NG, respectively, until June 7th. The four operators were active over the past weekend from one of Crete's coastal islands named Chrysi Island (EU-187) using J49HW/P, J49DX/P and J49NG/P. QSL via their homecall or via HA Bureau.
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Tip, N4SIA, informs OPDX that he will be active as KG4AS from July 3-10th. There were no details provided on what bands and modes of activity. QSL to N4SIA.
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Pat Rose, W5OZI, and Dale Richardson, AA5XE, will operate from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (FK29, NA015), during the period of June 29th through July 5th. Area clearance has been granted and callsigns will be announced later. Operation will be primarily on SIX meters with possible activity on HF. Proposed frequencies will be 50.102 MHz for CW/SSB, QSX 50.115 or operators instructions if pileups are large. There will be a breakable beacon on 50.102 MHz and the operators will man the station to the maximum extent possible. Equipment will be an Icom IC-706MKIIG and a Kenwood TS-60, both running 100 watts to an 8 element yagi. QSL to home callsigns, SASE or SAE plus 1 IRC please. This is a bare bones trip and they will not have computer logging or logs on the internet. They hope to put as many stations in the log as possible. Dupes are OK. Full calls ONLY! They do NOT care about your grid, just callsign and signal report. They will make an effort to work Europe, Africa, N. and S. America. Questions can be submitted to: W5OZI firstname.lastname@example.org -or- AA5XE email@example.com
MOUNTAIN DXPEDITION (Update). In July, a group of Tajik Hams/Tourists are planning to climb a nameless peak on the Central Pamir mountainous system and name it "Radio Amateur's Peak". At the present, paperwork is in progress, but the actual name can be allocated only after the expedition, and this will involve many other factors. Altitude of this mountain is about 5800 meters above sea level. The ham operators involved are Vladimir/EY8HB, Faruh/EY8AV and Nodir/EY8MM. Faruh/EY8AV will stay in the base camp and coordinate the trip for EY8HB and EY8MM who will attack the mountain's peak. A special callsign was requested and they hope to sign EY1ARP. It will be used only from the top of the mountain. All other times the operators will sign homecall/4. The equipment to be used is an IC-706MK2G and QMAC-HF90 TXCVRS. For 20 meters, they will have a wire vertical made from a light weight fishing rod. For 40 meters, they will use an Inverted Vee. This expedition will be limited to battery power for which they will carry 7AH batteries to the peak. They will save the power for the mountain top operations and for emergencies. For a few more details, pictures of the moutain, and possible updates, check the following Web page: http://www.qsl.net/ey8mm/ey1arp.html
OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Ari, OH7KA/OH3KAV, will be active from the Faroe Islands during his vacation there from June 6-10th. This is not a high profile DXpedition, but he will try to be on the air at least few hours each day, mainly on 20 meters CW. His callsign will be OY/OH7KA. QSL via OH3KAV.
QSL INFO AND NEWS..........
SPECIAL EVENT (Promoting Amateur Radio). Peter/W1DAD and Jeanne/K1MOM Schipelliti will activate the special 1-by-1 callsign "K1D" now through June 17th to promote getting children into amateur radio and remind all operators to participate in "Kid's Day" on June 16th. Look for K1D on 28350, 21380, 14270, 7230 and 3895 kHz. QSL via W1DAD or direct to: 7 Dearborn Ridge Rd, Atkinson, NH 03811, USA. For more info on Kid's Day checkout the Web page: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station 3Z0GI to be active June 10th through July 30th. Activity will be on HF and UHF bands CW/SSB. Operationals will take place from Gorowo Ilaweckie, Poland, to celebrate the 666th aniversary of the city. QSL via SP4CUF.
V31, BELIZE. Rick, W7AV, informs OPDX that he will be operating from here June 22-29th. His activity will be on SSB and CW, 80-10 meters. Rick will be on Ambergris Caye (NA-073) for the entire operation. He will pick up his callsign when he arrives in Belize. QSL is direct to W7AV. His XYL, Darleen, K6JEN, may be active on PSK31 if they can get a laptop.
XU, CAMBODIA. Four members of the "DX Water-Club" will be active from here July 17th through August 2nd. The four German operators, Angelo/ DC9KZ, Framk/DL4KQ, Bernd/DL5OAB and Siggi/DL8KBJ, will be active as XU7ABR and possibly other callsigns. They also plan to participate in the IOTA Contest from AS-133 while there. Activity will be on all bands 160-6 meters including the WARC bands, CW/SSB/RTTY and PSK31. For more details, check out their nice new Web site at: http://www.dx-pedition.de
XW0, LAOS. Hiro, JA2EZD (aka XW2A), is now active as XW0X for about a month. His activity will be on 80-6 meters CW/SSB. Most of his activity has been on 15 meters CW/SSB, with spots also on 20/17 meters. Operations seem to center around 1930-0100z and again after 1030z for a few hours. QSL via XW2A (P.O. Box 2659, Vientiane, Laos).
ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA. It was reported this week by "The Daily DX" that the island was hit by a powerful hurricane and Andy/ZD9BV and Lorraine/ ZD9YL have lost all of their antennas, tower and transceivers in the storm. The two operators were lucky enough to be in England when the hurricane hit. Colin, GM6HGW/ZD9HGW, reported, "The devastation has been greater than the volcanic eruption in 1961, which foreced the evacuation of the island." Anyone who can help supply any surplus equipment is urged to contact Colin by E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ZONE 18. Yuri, UA0SJ, lives in Bratsk City, which is 600 kilometers north of Lake Baikal. He can sometimes be found on 17 or 20 meters SSB after 0000z and again after 1200z. His equipment is a Kenwood TS-50S with AT-50 and KT-34a antenna. He does participate in contest. QSL only direct to: Yuri A. Maltsev, P.O. Box 2304, Bratsk-City, 665700, Russia / Asiatic / His E-mail address is: email@example.com
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