The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 570
July 15, 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, KA2BZS, NG3K, W3HC, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5JP, KK5DO, W5KNE, K8YSE, WB8YJF, K9OT, 9A9R, CE4USW, CE6TBN, DJ2MX, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, EA4DX, F5NQL & UFT, F8BBL, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3TMA, G3XSV, G3XTT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI3DST, JI6KVR, LU4EJ, LU8DWR, MM0DXC, OA4AHW, OK1QM, OM3JW, PA0MIR, SM4DDS, SV9ANJ, TA3J, VA3RJ & ICPO and VK3WI for the following DX information.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE EDITOR AND NODXA CLUB PRESIDENT -- Tedd, KB8NW: It is with great sorrow to report that the members of the Northern Ohio DX Association have lost a dear friend and member. Jim Hire, W8ZET, became a "Silent Key" early Thurday morning due to some complications after an operation on Monday. Jim, a club member since the late 1970's, really enjoyed promoting NODXA and DXing. Through DXing, Jim has made many friends that cover a wide range -- from all over Ohio and many foreign DXers in Europe. Jim worked 370 DXCC entities. Many DXers/Contesters have probably met Jim at the Dayton HamVention. For over the last six years, Jim has invited, hosted and provided a hospitality suite for NODXA at the Dayton HamVention. During this yearly gathering of DXers, Jim enjoyed meeting all his friends from all over the world. Through his wonderful hospitality, world-wide friendship and club promotions, NODXA gave Jim (and his wife) a honorary "NODXA Lifetime Membership". For me, Jim's sparkling smile and presence at club meetings and seeing his joy at the hospitality suite will be dearly missed. On behalf of NODXA, I would like to send out the club's deepest sympathy to his wife, family and many friends. Please visit the "Dayton 2000 Gallery" Web page to see a picture of Jim (and me) at: http://hamgallery.com/dayton2002/d0249.htm
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7/July, through Sunday, 14/July there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, 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, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8/h, VP8/o, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
5K0, SAN ANDRES (Update). Operators DH7WW, DK8YY, DL2AKT, DL2OAP, DL3ALI, DL4ALI, DL4JS, DL4YY, DL7ZZ, DL8AKI and HC2DX will be active from July 16-29th. The team was issued the special callsign 5K0Z. Activity will be on 160-6 meters and the satellites on all modes. They will also be active in the IOTA Contest. QSL via DH7WW either via the bureau or direct to: Ulrich Moeckel, Muldenstr. 1, 08304 Schoenheide, Germany. Pilot-station is: DL3JJ@t-online.de
9H, MALTA. Maurice, ON4BAM, will be active as 9H3Z from July 15-30th, which includes the IOTA Contest. Activity will be on all HF bands SSB and PSK. QSL via ON4BAM.
9H, MALTA. Jack/RW3QC and Igor/RN3OA will be active as 9H3QC and 9H3OA, respectively, from July 18-31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. Jack will participate in the IOTA Contest as 9H3QC. QSL via homecalls.
CU, AZORES (IOTA Op). Operators CT1AHU, CT1AVC, CT1EFL and CT1EGW will be in the Azores, July 20-30th. They plan to be active on SSB, CW and RTTY from the CU2 (EU-003) and CU3, CU5, CU6 and CU7 (EU-175) call areas as time permits. They plan to participate in the IOTA Contest from the QTH of CU3AD and CU3EJ on EU-175.
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON (Update). Paul, FP/K9OT, and Peg, FP/KB9LIE, have updated the Web page for their August 11-19th trip to Miquelon (NA-032). This includes an entry in the sideband North American QSO Party as FP/K9WM, club callsign of the Green River Valley ARS. Both Paul and Peg are trying for FP/DXCC and FP/WAS. The URL address is: http://www.mhtc.net/~k9ot/
FR5, REUNION ISLAND. Patrick, FR5FD, is expected to be active during the next IOTA Contest. Special note is Patrick does not have a QSL Manager anymore.
GRID SQUARE TO BE ACTIVATED. The North Side Contesters Club is announcing an expedition to activate grid square EN-67 during the period September 21-23rd. This will be a field day type operation from Brockway Mountain in Keweenaw County, Michigan, with coverage on all HF bands, plus 6 meters, 20 meters and 70 cm. The antennas on HF will be dipoles and inverted V's, and a 5 element beam will be used on 2 and 6 meters, 11 elements on 70cm. The expedition will be using the callsign K8B. The QSL Manager will be NV8V. Look for the VHF/UHF operation on the SSB calling frequencies, or 10 kHz up if in use. The HF station will operate about 5 kHz above the IOTA frequencies, plus or minus QRM. The operators will be: NV8V, N9RK, W8UFO, AB8KO, KA8FFM and N9SSN.
HK0, PROVIDENCIA ISLAND. Roberto, EA4DX, reports that everything is a go for a DXpedition to IOTA NA-049. He reports that the callsign issued was HK0/EA4DX, and expects to collect the license/papers next week. All plane tickets and hotel reservations are confirmed and paid. He will be leaving for Bogota, Colombia, on August 14th and expects to be on the air transmitting from HK0 sometime on the 20th. Roberto will be leaving the island early August 31st, so he will be shutting the station down on the 30th. DXpeditioon pilots will be JI6KVR for JA and EA5BY and EA5FID for the rest of the world.
IOTA CONTEST 2002 (1200z July 27th to 1200z July 28th). Don Field, G3XTT, IOTA Contest Manager, reports: "Just a little over a couple of weeks now until this year's IOTA Contest. And, judging by the announcemenents in the bulletins and on the reflectors, there will be a huge amount of island activity; plenty of multipliers for the serious contesters, plenty of IOTA counters for the IOTA enthusiasts. It looks like the best IOTA Contest yet! Most of you will have seen the write-up and results from last year (if not, they are, of course, on the RSGB HF Committee Web page - http://www.rsgbhfcc.org ). The main rule changes this year are in the rules regarding island DXpeditions, the introduction of a World multi-op category (previously, only island stations could participate multi-op) and the introduction of a 100-watt option for all entrants. When you submit your logs, do please ensure that the cover sheet makes clear which section and category you are entering (especially, make clear whether 12- or 24-hour, whether 100-watt or high-power and whether CW, SSB or multimode. Otherwise you will automatically be classified as 24-hour and/or multimode and/or high-power). Advice on how to configure the most popular logging programs for use in the contest has been posted on the Contests Committee Web page (see above). There were particular problems last year with entrants who had used CT. Under some configurations, the .LOG file did not contain the received serial number (whereas the .ALL file did). Please check that your log contains all the necessary information. Electronic logs are preferred, ideally to the new address of email@example.com . Even if you only make a few QSOs, please send a log - all logs are entered in the master database for checking purposes. We hope to improve the collection of logs this year, and I am especially grateful to Trey N5KO for working with us on this, as he has previously done for both CQ and ARRL....." 73 Don Field, G3XTT: firstname.lastname@example.org (also email@example.com )
JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Look for JH1EFP to be active from the JD1YBJ club station July 16th through August 6th. Activity will be on 17 meters CW and SSB; operating times are 0900-1100z and 2000-2200z.
LIGHTHOUSE NEWS AND ACTIVITY....................
MUSEUM SHIP SPECIAL EVENT. Remember this special event takes place next weekend (July 20-21st), and is sponsored by the USS Salem Radio Club (K1USN). Over 70 Museum Ships and Submarines are taking part Worldwide. The Museum Ship Special Event is the opportunity for you to work Warships, Submarines and various Motor Vessels from W.W.II and earlier (USA, Russian, German U-Boats, Canadian, British and more......). ADDED NOTE: Look for the K1USN to be active from the USS Salem. QSLs via K1RV (Please with a Business Size SASE). Certificate for working 10 or more Museum Ships requires your log listing the ships/callsigns and a 9" x 12" SASE sent to KC1XI. The K1USN Web page for a list of Museum Ships and operating frequencies can be found at: http://www.qsl.net/k1usn/event.html
P5/4L4FN INTERVIEW. Just in case you had not heard, the interview with Ed, P5/4L4FN, (as reported in OPDX.568) by Radio Austria International's "Intermedia" can still be heard on the following link. The interview is about 25 minutes long. Try the Web page: http://roi.orf.at/roi/intermedia/im_aktuell.html
PIRATE. It has been brought to our attention that a station signing 9Q5BQ has been active on 30/20/17 meters CW. This station was NOT transmitting from Kinshasa, or even maybe not D.R. Congo, and this callsign remains unknown to both the licensing authorities and the 9Q National Society. As per International Red Cross Kinshasa office, HB9AMO (ex operator 9Q5BQ 2001) has NOT been in the country since July 2001 (this may help you save your green stamps). It is recommend to see/read the letter (28/06/01) at: http://www.qsl.net/f6blq/9q1a.htm
PJ2, CURACAO. Look for several members of the Bristol Contest Group to be active again from PJ2. The group will be there for two weeks starting July 22nd. This year's callsign will be PJ2Y during the IOTA Contest. The operators will be Alan/G3XSV, Robin/G3TKF, Geoff/G4FKA, Chris/G0HFX and Wilf/M0WLF. Outside the contest they will be operating as PJ2/homecall on all bands from 80-6 meters, SSB and CW. Please QSL to their homecalls, and to G3SWH only for PJ2Y.
QSL INFO AND NEWS...........................
SPECIAL EVENT. Mac, W3HC, informs OPDX that HC2FN notified him that his club will be on the air July 24-25th with a special callsign HC2GPP to commemorate the 479 years of the Guayaquil City Foundation. QSL direct to the club.
THE DX NOTEBOOK. Bob Winn, W5KNE, informs OPDX that he has inherited the following Web site from Herb, K5AT, about two weeks ago, and is in the process of making major chances. Take a look at: http://www.dxer.org
TY, BENIN. Remember to look for the French team F5MOO, F5CWU, F5AOV and F1PJB to sign TY7Z, TY9F, TY4DX and TY6FB this week from Grand-Popo between July 15th and August 14th. (Please refer to OPDX.562 and OPDX.563).
VP9, BERMUDA. Mark, AA1AC, will be active as AA1AC/VP9 from July 21-24th from Hamilton Parish. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
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