The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 538
November 26, 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, K1XN & The GoList, KF2HC, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, WA3WSJ, K4ZW, KF2HC, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4SIA, K6NGX, K8YSE, 4L5O, DJ7IK, DL1HCM, DL5EB, G0NFA, OH6LI, SM5MX, SP9FIH, UT3UY, VA3RJ & ICPO and ZL1ANH for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S COMMENTS: This week's bulletin was sent out early to accommodate late CQWW DX CW Contest announcements and to update the situation on the Ducie Island DXpedition.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 16/November, through Friday, 23/November there were 235 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH3, KH6, 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, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YB, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
DUCIE DXPEDITION CANCELLED! On late Monday, November 19th, the DXpedition team turned back to Pitcairn due to the stormy weather conditions. Between the rough seas and having to shut down the diesel engines to clean the fuel filter every few hours, it was just too risky to attempt a landing. As they were heading back to Pitcairn, the team began making plans to operate in the upcoming CQWW Contest from Pitcairn. According to pilot station Dr. Bill, N6GNX, the team made it back OK to Pitcairn, however, once on the island the PIARA Ducie Island team decided not to operate during the CQWW weekend from Pitcairn. The reason given was that a diesel problem necessitated a dozen stops to clean the fuel filter just on the trip back to Pitcairn alone, and it was decided that it would be prudent to head back to the Gambier Island earlier (0100z) November 22nd. Before leaving, Kan, JA1BK, donated all the antennas and masts and 2 generators to the Pitcairn Island Amateur Radio Association (PIARA) for a future DXpedition. INTEREST NOTE: While on the island, Mike/K9AJ and Vince/K5VT who are both medical doctors, made themselves available to several patients as the number of doctors on Pitcairn just went from zero to two! For more details/information on this operation, check the Web page: http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/ducie.htm
144MHz DAILY NEWS BULLETIN IS BACK. Derek, G0NFA, informs us that he has just finished moving/adjusting the 144MHz Daily News Bulletin (By G0NFA) back to its original Web site. The site can be accessed at URLs:
Your comments on the new look would be very welcome however good or bad. Send E-mail to Derek at: email@example.com
3D2/R, ROTUMA. Tony, 3D2AG, is active from here until January 10, 2002. His activity over the last few days have been on 10/20 meters CW/SSB usually starting around 0130z. Watch 28022, 28495, 14024 and 14195 kHz. QSL direct to 3D2AG (CBA).
4L, GEORGIA. Omari, 4L5O, will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry.
5A. LIBYA. Abubaker, 5A1A, reports that there have been many pirate stations active over the last few months. He states that the following active stations are the only ones which are legal/official (which includes three new licensees).
Abubaker requests to PLEASE be patient with the new operators, especially for their English language.
9K, KUWAIT. Mike, DL1HCM, is now active from here as 9K2HN. His activity will be mainly on the low bands and the WARC bands outside this weeks contest. Remember to look for him as 9K9X in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry.
9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Look for 9M6NA to be active in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry, from Labuan Island (OC-133). QSL to JE1JKL via JARL bureau or direct to: Saty Nakamura, 1-27-2, Kamiya, Ushiku, Ibaraki, 300-1216 JAPAN. E-mail requests for bureau replies are also welcome. Send QSO data to: firstname.lastname@example.org If you do so, please do not send your QSL.
A3, TONGA. Tommy, VK2IR, is expected to be active as A35/VK2IR from November 29th through December 3rd. There was no mention of bands/modes activity. QSL via VK2IR direct. ADDED NOTE: Tommy states, "For return QSL card please send 1 USD as contribution, as QSL cards and postage are very expensive from Australia to most of the world. So please send your contribution or no QSL card returned."
C6, BAHAMAS. Joe, W4SAA, is active as C6A/W4SAA from South Bimini (NA-048) now through November 27th. During the CQWW CW DX Contest, he will team up with Dick, N4RP, and be active as C6AKP as a Multi-Op entry.
FS, FRENCH ST. MARTIN. Brian/KF2HC and Ann/W2AZK will be active from here November 26th through December 2nd. Their first station should be up and running by dinner time Monday, the second station will be later that evening or the next morning. Plans are for CW and SSB on 40-10 meters with attempts on 6 meters using wires. Most of their operating will be mornings and evenings. Be sure to spot them on the cluster. Score special bonus points if you work FS/W2AZK on CW. Brian states that their antennas this year will be a Force-12 Sigma 5 courtesy of Mike Crawford's Antennas Plus (shameless plug). The Sigma 5 is a vertical dipole that covers 20-10m.
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Clifton "Tip", N4SIA, will be active as KG4AS from November 27th through December 5th. No details on his bands/modes activity were provided. QSL via N4SIA.
OG4, FINLAND. OH6QU will be active on 20 meters during the CQWW CW Contest as OG4A. QSL via OH6LI.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Jukka, OH6LI, will once again be active from here. Look for him to sign OH0V in the CQWW CW Contest on 15 meters. QSL via OH6LI: Jukka Klemola, Aarontie 5, 31400 Somero, FINLAND. Also, look for OH0N on 10 meters to be activate by DJ2QV. QSL via OH1BOI.
P5, NORTH KOREA. Ed, 4L4FN, continues to be active as P5/4L4FN. The frequencies (14205 and 28575) and times (1400-1500 and 2200-2400z) remain the same. The West Coast and Mid-West stateside stations seem to have a better chance to work Ed, while East Coast and Central stations can barely hear him.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.................
R1, ANTARCTICA. Oleg, R1ANF/mm, who is currently onboard of the vessel "Grigoriy Mikheev", is heading south again. Reportedly, the ship will make stops at the Canary Islands and Montevideo, Uruguay, before heading to King George Island. Oleg, who will be the station leader of the Russian Antarctic base "Bellingshausen", wil be there until March of 2003. His equipment this season consists of a FT-900 (100w) and a R-6000 multiband vertical antenna. He has plans to activate again the Chilean base "Ripamonti" as well as "Pedro Cerda" (CE9) and probably "Des. Navy Deception (LU/Z) Bases on Deception Island" in January 2002. QSL for R1ANF/mm are via RK1PWA.
UX0, UKRAINE (6 meters). Nikolay, UX0FF, who has been active on 6 meters lately, has been heard on 50113.6 kHz between 1300-1430z. He informs OPDX that there has been some confusion with his CBA address. Some callbooks list him as being in "Asiatic Russia" which is incorrect. His correct address is: Nikolay Lavreka, P.O. Box 3, IZMAIL, 68600, UKRAINE.
VP5, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. Ed, WA3WSJ, will be operating his Elecraft K2 on Provo Island starting Thanksgiving night through November 29th. Outside the CQWW DX CW Contest, Ed will be active as VP5/WA3WSJ. He will operate CW and PSK31, so he hopes to see many QRPers on his screen! Inside the contest Ed will operate CW as VP5ED again with his K2. If you need a VP5 QRP, give him a call. Take a look at his Web site for additional information at: http://www.qsl.net/wa3wsj/
VP8, SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND (Also South Orkney). By the time you read this, GM0HCQ is scheduled/expected to be active from South Georgia (AN-007) as VP8SGK until November 30th. He will also be active again from South Georgia between January 10-11th. Also, look for him to be active from South Orkney Island (AN-008) as VP8SIG, January 5-8th and January 28-30th. http://www.qsl.net/gm0hcq/vp8sgk&.htm
XV9, VIETNAM. Rolf, SM5MX, informs OPDX that he will be in Hanoi until November 28th, activating his callsign XV9SW. He will take part in the CQWW CW Contest as a 21 MHz Single Band/Low Power entry. Before and after the contest, he will be on 20/15/10 meters, CW only. QSL via SM3CXS.
YA, AFGHANISTAN. It has been reported that well-known DXer Peter, ON6TT, is back in Kabul. He is there setting up U.N communications for the U.N. personnel. Knowing Peter, we are sure he will try to receive permission to operate from this country.
ZK2, NIUE. Mike/KM9D and YL Jan/KF4TUG have been very active this past week as ZK2MO and ZK2TO, respectively. Their activity seems to cover 80-10 meters and the WARC bands. Mike does mainly CW while Jan operates on SSB. Mike will be in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL both callsign via OM2SA. Also, expected to be active is Tom, VK2IR, until November 29th, but there have been no QSNs reported. His callsign is unknown, but is expected to be active on 40-6 meters.
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX with the following stations listing for the CQWW DX CW Contest. A more detailed list is available on the Web which lets users view the data sorted by Entity and by CQ Zone. Take a look at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2001.html
Call Entity QSL Operators 3B8/LA7MFA Mauritius LA7MFA LA7MFA 3W2ER Vietnam G4ZFE G4ZFE 5H1X Tanzania KQ1F K1XM 5X1Z Uganda SM6CAS SM7PKK 6Y1A Jamaica WA4WTG K2KW 6Y2A Jamaica WA4WTG N6XG 6Y4A Jamaica WA4WTG N6BT 6Y8A Jamaica WA4WTG W0YK 6Y9A Jamaica WA4WTG KE7X 6Y0A Jamaica WA4WTG K2KW 7S2E Sweden SM2DMU SM2DMU 8P2A Barbados K9PG K9PG 8P9Z Barbados K4BAI K4BAI 9K9X Kuwait See Notes DL1HCM (Bavarian Contest Club) 9M6A East Malaysia N2OO YB0US 9M6NA East Malaysia JE1JKL 9M6NA A61AJ United Arab Em N4QB S53R AH2R Guam JH7QXJ Direct JI3ERV JR7OMD JK3GAD JR8VSE JP1JFG BV4/UA3VCS Taiwan UA3VCS UA3VCS C4W Cyprus 5B4WN 5B4WN C6A/K7RE Bahamas K7RE K7RE C6A/K8EP Bahamas K8EP K8EP C6AKP Bahamas N4RP N4RP W4SAA C6AKQ Bahamas N4BP N4BP CN2JS Morocco F6BEE F6BEE CS7T Portugal DF4SA DF4SA CT8T Portugal Automatic Buro OH1NOA CT9M Madeira DL1SBF DL2CC CX9AU Uruguay KA5TUF CX9AU D44CF Cape Verde Is SM0JHF SM0JHF D44TC Cape Verde Is IV3TAN Marconi Contest Club E20HHK Thailand E21EIC E20HHK E21EIC Thailand E21EIC E21EIC E20RRW HS0XNO EA4ML Spain EA4KA Buro EA2AZ EA4AMO EA4CWN EA4DRV EA4KD EA4NP EA4TX EA5FID EA5KW EA7DBO UY7CW EA6IB Balearic Is ??? EA3AIR EA3AJW EA3ALV EA3AVV EA3GGO EA3KU EA5BM EA5ZF EA6ACC EA6FB EA6FO E EA8EA Canary Is ??? OH2MM EO1I Ukraine UT1IA UT1IA ES9C Estonia ES5RY 10 ES ops + guests ops FG/N4CD Guadeloupe N4CD N4CD FM5BH Martinique W3HNK FM5BH FO8DX Fr Polynesia W6UFT W1HIJ FR5FD Reunion FR5FD Direct FR5FD GM7V Scotland ZS5BBO GM3WOJ + team HA8EU Hungary HA2NM HA8EU HC8N Galapagos Is AA5BT N5KO K6AW N0AX N0JK K1KI K1TO K9NW HI/K6CT Dominican Rep K6 Buro K6CT HI3K Dominican Rep AD4Z AD4Z HK0GU San Andres ??? DL7VOG HS1CKC Thailand CBA HS1CKC HS4BPQ Thailand E21EIC HS4BPQ HZ1AB Saudi Arabia K8PYD SM0CXU II1H Italy I1HJT I1HJT IK1QBT I1NVU IK1DFI IZ1BPR IQ3X Italy Buro IV3SKB IU7M Italy IK7JWY IK7JWY IY1SP Italy I1FNX La Spezia chapter of ARI J3A Grenada WA1S YCCC J41YM Greece OKDXF OK1YM JA3YBK Japan Buro JA Team JE4VVM Japan Buro JA Team JK6SEW Japan Buro JH6QIL JK6SEW JM6CIP JP6EGZ JN3FPV JY9NX Jordan JH7FQK JM1CAX KP2/K0DI Virgin Is K0KTZ K0DI LA6YEA Norway LA9VDA LA6YEA LU7EE Argentina LU7EE LU7EE LX/DL4SDX Luxembourg DL8SCG DL4SDX DL4SDW DL5SEJ DL8SCG LX4B Luxembourg LX1TI OH2PQ LX5A Luxembourg Buro DF9LJ DK2OY DK6WL DL1MGB DL2HBX DL5KUT LZ5A Bulgaria See Notes LZ3GA LZ8T Bulgaria LZ2CJ LZ2FV LZ9W Bulgaria ??? LZ1ANA LZ1AX LZ1PM LZ1UQ LZ1ZD LZ2HM LZ2PO LZ3DX LZ3FN LZ3UP LZ5VK MU/DL2OBF Guernsey DL2OBF DL2OBF MU0ASP Guernsey F5SHQ F5SHQ MZ5A Shetland Is G3TXF G3TXF G3WVG NH0S Mariana Is JF2SKV JQ1UKK JF2SKV JK2VOC JG3VEI JE6MYI OE2S Austria ??? OE2-gang DL6FBL DL1MFL OE75CWL Austria OE5CWL OE5CWL OG1F Finland OH1MDR OH1MDR OG1MM Finland OH1MM OH1MM OG4A Finland OH6LI Direct OH6QU OG4A Finland OH6LI Direct OH6QU OG6NIO Finland Buro OH6NIO OH7M Finland OH6LNI Buro OH4XX OH4JFN OH6LNI OH7MS OH7MHL OH0N Aland Is OH1BOI DJ2QV OH0V Aland Is OH6LI Direct OH6LI OH0Z Aland Is OH1EH OH2MA OM5M Slovak Rep Buro OM3BH OM8A Slovak Rep OM3RM OM3RM 9A3PA 9A7R OM2RA OM2VL OM3GI OM3JW OM3NA OM3LU OM7JG OT1A Belgium See Notes ON5UM OT1P Belgium ON7RN ON5OO ON5AV ON6AH ON6QR ON6VL ON6MH ON7PC OY9JD Faroe Is OY9JD Direct OY9JD OZ5W Denmark OZ1KRF OZ1FTU OZ1KRF OZ3W OZ0XX Denmark Buro OZ8AE OZ5WQ OZ3ZW/OZ0XX OZ1BIZ OZ1ETA P3A Cyprus ??? RA9JX RZ9UA RW9UP UA9MA RK3AD UA3AB RW3QC P40Q Aruba K0DQ K0DQ P40W Aruba N2MM W2GD PJ2T Neth Antilles KN7Y W0CG KP2L K6LA K4WA PT5T Brazil ??? CT1BOH PY4FQ Brazil PY4FQ PY4FQ PY4NQ Brazil PY2NQ PY2AMX PY2EMC PY2NQ RA0FA Russia (Asia) RA0FA RA0FA RA0JJ Russia (Asia) RA0JJ Direct RA0JJ RF9C Russia (Asia) RK9CWW RZ9CO RA9CKQ RA9CMO UA9CIR UA9DD RG3A Russia (Europe) RZ3BW RZ3BW RM6A Russia (Europe) W3HNK RN6BN RA6CO RA6CM RN6AA and others RX6LDK Russia (Europe) RX6LDK RX6LDK RT9W Russia (Asia) RZ9WWH RU9WX RX9WR RW9WA RW9WW RV9WB RW9WY RV9WA UA9WFM RA9WR RU1A Russia (Europe) RU1AE RW1AC RU1AA RV1AW RN1AM RA1ACJ UA1ARX RX1AA UA1ANX RA1AR RW2F Kaliningrad DK4VW UA2 Contest Club RW9QA Russia (Asia) W3HNK RW9QA S54A Slovenia Buro S54A SU1ER Egypt WA3HUP N9NC SW1R Greece SV1XV SV1VN SV1XV SV1RD T70A San Marino Buro I2WIJ IK2QEI I2VXJ IK4MTF IZ2AAJ T77LL T88JA Belau JH6RTO JH6RTO TI5X Costa Rica N0KE N0KE TM2Y France F6BEE F5IN F5JOT F6FGZ F6FVY F8CRH TM5C France ??? F6ARC F6DZS F5MUX F5NGA F5LND F5NLY TM0A France F6OIE F6OIE TM0DX France ??? F5ROP DL7FER F8BWB F5SIH F5NOD UA0YAY Russia (Asia) IK2QPR UA0YAY UT7L Ukraine UR4LWC UY5LW UX0LL UR4LTX UR4LRG US4LGW UU7J Ukraine UU8JK UU1DX UU1JA UU2JQ UU4JGR UU4JMG UU5JBO UU8JK UU0A UU0JM UV5U Ukraine UX1UA UX1UA UY2UF Ukraine UY2UF UX2UF V26K Antigua AA3B AA3B V47KP St Kitts Nevis K2SB W2OX V47UY St Kitts Nevis KJ4UY KJ4UY V63A Micronesia JA7AO JA7HMZ VA3NA/2 Canada VA3NA VA3NA VE1JF Canada Buro VE1JF VE1JS VE9DX VE9WH W1VE/VE1RM VE3DC Canada VE3DC VE3BK VE3OZO VE3RZ VE3SS VE3VZ VP5ED Turks Caicos Is See Notes WA3WSJ VP5G Turks Caicos Is K3TEJ K3TEJ VU2PAI India VU2PAI VU2PAI VY2ZMM Canada K1ZM K1ZM WP2Z Virgin Is KU9C K7BV XE1RGL Mexico N2AU XE1RGL XT2DX Burkina Faso G3SXW G3PJT G3SXW G3XTT G4BWP G4IFB G4PIQ KC7V XU7AAV Cambodia G4ZVJ G4ZVJ YE1ZTC Indonesia YB1BOD ORARI Lokal Bekasi Club YL7C Latvia YL2GQT Direct YL2GQT YL2MD YL8M Latvia YL2KL YL2KL ZC4BS Cyprus SBA G4KIV Direct ZC4BS ZC4DW Cyprus SBA G0DEZ G0DEZ ZD8Z Ascension VE3HO N6TJ ZF1A Cayman Is W5ASP W5ASP ZF2AM Cayman Is K6AM K6AM ZF2LA Cayman Is K9LA K9LA ZF2NT Cayman Is G3SWH N6NT ZS4TX South Africa ZS4TX ZS4TX
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