The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 565
June 10, 2002
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, K1VV, NC1L, NG3K, W3IWU, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZIN, KW4DA, N4AA & QRZ DX, KK5DO, KH6MT/W4, W6UKX, WC7N, K8YSE, KU9C, K0HA, W0SD, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3XTT, GM0CLN, G0PSE, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, IW0EBR, IZ8BRI & Diamond DX Club, JH8KYU, LU9DA, LZ2CJ, MM0BQI, OZ6OM & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, SM4DDS, T93Y, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK3DYL and Z35M for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2/June, through Sunday, 9/June there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BV9P, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0A, CE0Z, 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, 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, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, 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).
AP, PAKISTAN. Boris, T93Y, informs OPDX that Willy, 9A4NA/T98N, has been in Peshawar, Pakistan, since early May and will stay there for at least two more months. He will occasionally operate from Asad's, AP2AUM, station which is equipped with a KENWOOD TS-50S and A4S with 40m addition kit. He suggests to look for him during his local evening (after 1200z), and since he does not have a keyer, activity will only be SSB. This is not a DXpedition and Willy, 9A4NA/T98N, will only operate on the bands after completing his duties at the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Telecoms. Over the past week, AP2AUM has been spotted on 21250 kHz between 1130 and 1430z. QSL Manager for AP2AUM is KK5DO. A "LOG Search" for QSOs made by Willy can be be found on the Web page at: http://www.t93y.com/logsearch/ This will be regularly updated. At the present there are 145 QSOs made as of May 31, 2002.
BQ9, PRATAS ISLAND. BQ9P is now active. The team has had problems keeping their antennas up due to the weather situation (passing cyclone) on Pratas Island. Activity has been on various bands CW/SSB/RTTY and will last until June 12th. There is NO WEB PAGE and NO ON-LINE LOGS for this operation. QSL via KU9C.
CONTEST. Hide, JH8KYU, wants to remind everyone that the upcoming All Asian DX Contest will be held next week. This contest will be a great oppotunity for you to get many rare Asian entities. The contest period will be from 0000z, June 15th through 2400z, June 16th. When you contact any Asian station, please send RST + your age. If you are a YL station, you can send 00 instead of your real age. The detailed rule can be found on the following JARL official page; http://www.jarl.or.jp/English/4_Library/A-4-3_Contests/AADX.htm
CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND. From a press release by Ed, W0SD, look for CY9 activity to take place late June 29th through July 9th. Operators will be Duane/WV2B, William/VE1AAO, James/VE9DH, Ed/W0SD, Arliss/W7XU, Holly/N0QJM and Edith/W0OE. The HF station will be using an ACOM 1000A and a Six band Hex beam. Quarter wave verticals with 24 radials each will be used on 30 and 40 meters. Given the time of the year and logistics, there will be no 80 or 160 operation. Suggested/planned frequencies are as follows:
The operation will also feature a full time, dedicated six meter station operated by W7XU, N0QJM, W0SD and W0OE. The six meter station WILL ONLY transmit on 50.157 listening up 5 kHz and more when needed. Meteor scatter will also be split. They will not work transceive, only split. A beam and ACOM 1000 amplifier will be used with operations on SSB and CW. Liaison will be available on 28885 kHz, and updates will be provided to the appropriate Six Meter Internet sites and reflectors. The Grid Square will be FN97. A special effort will be made to work Europe on double hop sporadic E in addition to North America and Caribbean areas! The operation has now been expanded to two meters with WSJT being used and other modes if propagation is available. The frequency will be 144.157 listening up five. All QSL's via W7XU.
D2, ANGOLA. Joan, D2U, was active this past weekend on 10 meters on 28514 kHz around 1545z. QSL via CT1BFL.
FR/T, TROMELIN ISLAND. Just before going to print, reports came out that Jacques, FR5ZU, was signing FR5ZU/T. This is great news since it was reported earlier that he was going to cancel all his ham activities. See OPDX.563. His orginal plans were to stay from June to July on the island. He was spotted Sunday, June 9th at 1445z on 21230 kHz. Remember, this is not a DXpedition. Jacques is there because of his work, and he will be active during his spare time.
FT/Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND. A few soures are reporting that Caroline, F4DOT, a YL operators, is going to Amsterdam Island from Reunion Island on a fishing boat. She is expected to arrive later in the month, however, she is expected to stay there until January or February of 2003. Reportedly, Caroline is the first YL ever to operate from Amsterdam. She is, however, a "novice operator" and will only be operating on 6 meters. PLEASE have patience with her because she has very little operating experience. She will be using a "FT1Z" prefix for the first ever.
GU, GUERNSEY. Look for Terry, W6/G3MHV, and Mady, KP3YL/W6, to be active as GU3MHV and GU4WHV from June 17-25th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via the bureau or direct to KP3YL.
HB & S5, SWITZERLAND AND SLOVENIA (Update). Roy, W6UKX, will be active on most bands from Switzerland, June 12-22nd and from Slovenia from June 24th through July 3rd, as HB9/W6UKX and S5/W6UKX. QSL to home call.
KH4, MIDWAY ISLAND. Jerry, W7IEW, is planning to visit this island from June 8-25th. Activity will be on all bands including 6 and 2 meters. Check out the following Web site at: http://community.silverlink.net/midway/DXpedition.html
KH0/WH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Tony/JA6CNL and Asa/JA6AGA, members of the Northern Kyushu DX Club, will be active as KH0N and WH0C, respectively on their 10th DXpedition to Saipan Island (OC-086). They will participate in the All Asian DX Contest June 14-18th. Outside of the contest they will also be active on the WARC bands and 6m/CW. QSL to their home callsigns.
P5, NORTH KOREA. Bruce, KK6DO, informs OPDX that Ed, P5/4L4FN, will be off the air for about 3-4 days, possibly longer. The apartment he lives in is having the roof refinished, new drains installed and painted. He had to remove his antennas on June 8th after operating and will reinstall them as soon as the workers are finished.
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Dave, KW4DA, will be active as VP5/KW4DA from the Beaches Resort, June 7-17th. There will be no set schedule; operation will be as time permits. His modes will include SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK and some SSTV. QSL via KW4DA: Dave Anderson, 712 Baneberry Court, Asheville, NC 28803.
VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Look for Les, GM3ITN, to be active as VP8ITN from June 10-22th. He plans an activity from Saunders Island from June 18-20th. Les also says that there is a possibility of some activity from Port Stanley at any time between June 12-17th. He will be active on usually IOTA frequencies on all bands. QSL via GM3ITN. His Web site is at: http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/gm3itn/
YL DXPEDITIONS (Change in plans!). Gwen, VK3DYL, informs OPDX that there has been a change in plans for their DXpeditions. Due to circumstances completely beyond their control, the YL mini-DXers will not be able to visit Nauru next October as planned. To avoid disappointment to a number of amateurs who need C21 on 10 and 12 meters, Peter, C21TA, will try to activate those bands during his business trips to the island over the next few months. The YLs, however, will still operate from Lord Howe Island as VK9YL, September 15-29th as previously announced.
YLs Elizabeth/VE7YL (CW), June /VK4SJ, Mio/JR3MVF and Gwen/VK3DYL will operate from the Cook Islands -- Aitutaki Island (OC-083) October 1-6th, and from Rarotonga (OC-013) October 7-15th. Their callsign is to be announced later. QSL to VK3DYL direct (Gwen Tilson, 3 Gould Crt., Mt. Waverley 3149, Australia) with sufficient return postage. Green stamps would be appreciated since this is a self-funded DXpedition, though cards via the VK3 Bureau will also be answered. Direct cards without sufficient postage will be returned via the Bureau.
ZC40/ZC41, U.K. SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS. During the month of June, look for the Eastern Sovereign Base to use the special prefix ZC40 and the Western Sovereign Base to use the prefix ZC41.
ZA, ALBANIA. Vlado, Z35M, informs OPDX that he has been active from Tirana as ZA/Z35M since June 1st. He expects to be here for several years on business. He states that he will be active only on HF on CW and SSB. His band plan from ZA-land is limited (on low bands 3750-3800 kHz and 7040-7100 kHz), so do not be surprised if you find him on CW or SSB on parts of these bands. He was spotted this past weekend on 20 meters CW around 0600z and again at 2000z. QSL PLEASE ONLY DIRECT to his home address in Macedonia: Vladimir Kovaceski, Box 10, Struga 6330, Macedonia. For more details, you can visit his web sites at: http://www.qsl.net/z35m/ or http://www.qrz.com
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