The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 584
October 28, 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, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, KI4RU, N4AA & QRZ DX, NF4A, WA4OAB, K8YSE, 7M4KRX, 7N2UTO, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, EA3BT, EA4ST, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3SXW, I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX NEWS, OH6LI, OZ5IPA, OZ6OM/OZ7M & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, SV8CS, VA3RJ & ICPO, XQ5SM and ZS4BS for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX SSB Contest announcements. Also, it will provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 18/October, through Friday, 25/October (2014z) there were 243 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, 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, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J7, JA, JT, JW, 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, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TX0, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/n, ZK1/s, ZL, ZL7, ZL9, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
9A, CROATIA. Charlie, NF4A, informs OPDX that Paul/N4PN, Tom/N4XP and he will be in Croatia for the CQWW CW DX Contest in late November. They plan to arrive in Zagreb on November 18th. Before the contest look for them daily from the 9A1A club station in Jarun, near Zagreb. They will be using their own callsigns: 9A5PC (NF4A), 9A4PN (N4PN) and 9A/N4XP (N4XP). QSL via their home callsigns. The guys will be operating the CQWW CW DX Contest with the 9A1A group and will return to the U.S. on November 25th.
AH2, GUAM. Operators Aki/JI3ERV/NH2C, Toshi/JR7OMD/WI3O, Kou/JH7QXJ and Osamu/JR8VSE/NH2N will be active as AH2R in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Mult-Op/Single-TX entry. The team has set a contest target as the Oceanic leader in Multi-Single category and in the World's Top 5. Also, they are trying to build an Oceanic record in the Muliti-Single category. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the band plan, their operation on 40 meters is limited between 7075 and 7100. Listen carefully!! They are also planning participation of CQWW CW Contest next month. Details will be released later. QSL via JH7QXJ (SASE or Bureau, NOT KH2 Bureau).
CE3/CE4/CE8/XQ1/3G1/3G5, CHILE. Ferdi, XQ5SM, Chairman of the Southern Cross DX Group, informs OPDX that the following Chilean stations will be active in the CQWW SSB Contest 2002:
3G1X (by XQ1IDM) --> SOABHP CE4U (by CE4USW) --> 21 MHz LP 3G5A (by XQ5SM) --> SOABLP CE4Y (by CE4FXY) --> 28 MHz HP CE3CDV --> SOHP CE8EIO --> SOABHP CE3NR --> 7 MHz HP XQ1ZW --> SOABLP CE4P (by CE4PBB) --> 28 MHz HP XQ4EM --> SOHP
Please, QSL via their respective homecalls (check QRZ.COM for details). They're all members of Southern Cross DX Group.
DXER'S WEB SITE. Mako, 7N2UTO, informs OPDX that he has established a small search engine for DXers. The name of the site is called "THE DX RANKERS." The site is a collection of web sites which are useful for DXers and also a bulletin board which accepts image files and a reverse link ranking, too. You can visit his Web page at: http://isweb31.infoseek.co.jp/sports/rankers/
EA8 CANARY ISLANDS (IPA Contest/Att. Award Hunters). Ben, OZ5IPA, will be active as EA8/OZ5IPA again from October 29th through November 4th. His activity will be on CW/SSB and also in the International Police Associations Contest (November 2-3rd). Contest information can be found on the Web at: http://www.ipa-rc.+ iparc.com QSL direct via home callsign only: Preben Jakobsen, 9 Knoldager, DK-2670 Greve, Denmark.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Bob, WA4OAB, will be operating as FO/WA4OAB from the islands of Tahiti Iti on November 9th and 10th, and Moorea Island on November 12th and 13th. This is a vacation with the XYL and with a bunch of non-Ham friends, so he will try his best to stick to the schedule below:
Activity will depend on conditions as to which band, and he will try to stay awake for 20 meters at 0900z. QSL via the address on QRZ.com.
GI5, NORTHERN IRELAND. Operator M0SDX will be active as GI5W in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All Band entry. QSL via UT5SI: P.O. Box 926, Gorlovka-29, 84629 Ukraine.
IR4, ITALY. Operators I4UFH, IK4IEE, I4YSS, IK4UPB, IK4MTF, IK4GRF and possibly others will be active as IR4T in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via Fabio Schettino, Protovision srl, Blocco 2A, Galleria B 156/158, 40050 Centergross, Bologna, Italy.
IS0, SARDINIA. An IS0 team will be active as IS0A in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via Box 76, Cagliari (Italy). Their Web page is at: http://www.cqis0.it/is0a/
J3, GRENADA (6 meters). Look for Mike/K6MYC and Jimmy/W6JKV to operate from here from October 31st through November 10th. They will have a very good location for Europe and USA, and all direction from 40 degrees around to 330 degrees. They should also have good antenna(s) and power. They will probably only operate on 6 meters and hope to work everyone.
K2, GUAM. Look for Tack/KA8A(7M4KRX), Nori/AA9WZ(JA1OZK) and Hide/KC9AJS (7N4FTL) to be active from Guam Island for the CQWW DX CW Contest. They will use the callsign "K2G" during their activity from November 22-26th. Outside of the contest, K2G will be on the air for SSB and the WARC bands as well. QSL Route for K2G (2002CQWW-CW) is ONLY DIRECT to the following address: Masanori Watanuki "JA1OZK", 5-10-9 Ryokuen, Izumi-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa 245-0002, JAPAN.
L2, ARGENTINA. Claudio, LU7DW, will be active as L21I in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry (from LU1IV's station). QSL via W3HNK.
LR, ARGENTINA. Operator LW3DX will be active as LR7E in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single Band (10m)/QRP entry. QSL via LU2EE.
LY7, LITHUANIA. Members of Kaunas Technology University RC will be active as LY7A in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi/ Multi entry. QSL via LY2ZO.
M8, ENGLAND. The Cray Valley Radio Society will be active in CQWW SSB Contest using their special contest callsign M8C. They are entering the Multi-2 category. Operators will be G0VJG, G4DBL, 2E0ATY and M5ADL. QSL via G4DFI.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Jukka, OH6LI, informs OPDX and its readers to look for the following stations to be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest:
Location description and pictures are available on the Web at: http://www.qsl.net/oh0v
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Jukka, OH2MA, will be active as OH0Z in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All Band entry. QSL via OH5DX.
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R5, EUROPEAN RUSSIA. Operators RW3QC, UA3QDX, RN3QO, RN3QY, RA3ATX and RW3QNZ will be active as R5CCC in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi/Multi entry. This special callsign has been used by the RCC group for the last 5 years. QSL via RW3RN.
RO4, EUROPEAN RUSSIA. Operators RA4LW, RN4LP, RU4HP, UA4LCH and UA4LL will be active as RO4M in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via RN4LP.
RT9, ASIATIC RUSSIA. Operators RU9WX, RX9WR, RW9WW, RW9WY, RV9WA and RA9WR will be active as RT9W in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL is OK via Bureau or direct.
RW2, KALININGRAD. Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be active as RW2F in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi/?? entry. QSL via DK4VW.
SPECIAL EVENT. Dennis, ZS4BS, informs OPDX and its reader of the following: "TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN -- Umbraphiles will be able to view a total eclipse of the Sun from the Northern and North Eastern regions of Limpopo Province, South Africa, on 4th December, 2002. The eclipse commences at approximately 0500z and ends two and a half hours later depending on one's location. A group of Amateur Radio Operators from ZS5 and ZS6 will operate a Special Event Station, ZS6SOL, to cover the occurrence. They will be on the air from 30th November through to 7th December whilst mobile and will give a commentary from the South bank of the Limpopo River, leading up to, and again, shortly after the eclipse itself. You are invited to share their experience with them on 40, 20 and 15 meters (probably around 7075, 14200 and 21155 kHz) depending on band conditions. Please QSL via the Bureau to Willie, ZS5WI, or direct to: PO Box 1064, Eshowe, 3815 enclosing a stamped, self addressed envelope with your card."
SY8, GREECE. Spiros, SV8CS, informs OPDX that a group will be active during the CQWW SSB Contest with the special callsign SY8A. The QTH is the island of Zante in Western Greece (IOTA EU-052). Their operation will be in the Multi-Single category. Rigs will be: ICOM IC 781 + YAESU FT990 + ICOM IC 756. Antennas are: 10m, 15m, 20m 4 element mono-banders; 40m 3 element + Mosley PRO 67c all bands 7 element; 80m Inverted "V" at 30m and a 160m full size vertical. RX antennas are: 5 beverages + AP8A vertical multiband.
VK1, AUSTRALIA. Operators VK1DO, VK1JDX, VK1ZPL, VK1MJ, VK1RG and possibly others will be active as VK1JDX in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi/2 entry. This will be a portable operation within Australia - not a full DXpedition. QSL via the VK1 Bureau or direct.
XT2, BURKINA FASO. Dani, EA4ATI, is now in Hounde. He received the license XT2ATI on October 24th and has been active on 20 and 10 meters. Watch 14208 and 28495 kHz, after 2130z or 1400z. He is using dipole antennas, but this weekend he will try to install a minibeam tribander. QSL via EA4YK.
XT2, BURKINA FASO. Operators G0MTN, G3PJT, G3SXW, G4BWP, G4PIQ, GM3YTS, K4UEE, K5VT, KC7V and KY7M will be active as XT2DX from Ouagadougou in the CQWW CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Multi category with seven stations. QSL via G3SXW. There will be some activity before the contest, November 20-22nd.
YJ, VANUATU. Nada, YJ8MN, can sometimes be found on 20/15/10 meters CW anywhere between 2200 and 0460Z. He has been working there for about 2 years. The correct QSL route from Nada is via JH3IIU via Japan's Bureau. DO NOT SEND DIRECT. He will return to Japan in March or May, and at that time he will answer the QSLs. If you are in a hurry to receive a QSL, send your card to: Masahiro Nada, PMB005 (or 9005. Both OK), Port Vila, Rep. of Vanuatu.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND (Interesting Contact Of The Week). Bob, ZL3TY, reported this week that on Thursday, October 24th, the first ever 2m EME QSO to ZL7 was made with W5UN at 1010z followed by a QSO with KB8RQ at 1034z. Equipment used at ZL7C was a single 12 element yagi and tx power 150 watts, the rig was a Yaesu FT100. The U.S. stations both have large multi-yagi arrays.
The following stations are expected to be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th, 2002)
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2002 CQWW SSB Contest. For a more detailed listing in HTML format, please visit the Web page at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqs2002.html
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------ 3G1X Chile 12 SOAB HP XQ1IDM 3G5A Chile 12 SOAB LP XQ5SM Direct 3V8BB Tunisia 33 YT1AD 4L0G Georgia 21 M/S DL7BO 4U1VIC Austria 15 4X/NP3D Israel 20 W3HNK 6W/F6HLC Senegal 35 SOAB LP F6HLC 6Y Jamaica 08 SOAB LP KQ1F 7S2E Sweden 14 SOAB HP SM2DMU 8N1OGA Ogasawara 27 JARL Buro 8P2K Barbados 08 M/2 KU9C 8P8P Barbados 08 M/S NT1N 9A1P Croatia 15 M/2 9A2RD 9M6A East Malaysia 28 SOSB N2OO 9Y4TBG Trinidad Tobago 09 SOSB 40M A45WD Oman 21 YO9HP AH2R Guam 27 M/S JH7QXJ AL1G Alaska 01 M/S AC7DX C6ARB Bahamas 08 M/2 W5UE CE4U Chile 12 SOSB 15M CE4USW Direct CE4Y Chile 12 SOSB 10M CE4FXY Direct CE0Z Juan Fernandez 12 SOAB HP N1IBM CN2R Morocco 33 SOAB W7EJ CO8LY Cuba 08 M/S EA7ADH CO8ZZ Cuba 08 SOAB HP DK1WI CS6RPA Portugal 14 M/S CT1EAT CT9L Madeira 33 M/S DJ6QT D4B Cape Verde 35 SOAB IK3HHX D44TD Cape Verde 35 SOAB E20HHK/6 Thailand 26 SOSB 20M E21EIC E20NTS Thailand 26 SOSB 40M E21EIC EA6DD Balearic Islands 14 SOSB 10M Buro EA8ZS Canary Islands 33 M/S EA8ZS CBA EM3J Ukraine 16 SOAB HP KG6AR ES2U Estonia 15 M/S ES1QV ES6Q Estonia 15 M/S ES5RY FM5FJ Martinique 08 SOSB 15M KU9C FO/IK2GNW/P Austral Islands 32 M/S IK2GNW FY5FY French Guiana 09 SOAB LP FY5FY GD6IA Isle of Man 14 SOAB HP GI5W Northern Ireland 14 SOAB UT5SI GM5A Scotland 14 M/M GM0RLZ GM7V Scotland 14 SOAB HP M0CMK GM0B Scotland 14 M/M Buro GM0F Scotland 14 SOAB M0CMK GW7X Wales 14 SOAB HP Buro HI9X Dominican Republic 08 M/S W9AAZ HP1BYS Panama 07 SOSB 20M HP1RCP HQ3J Honduras 07 JA6VU HS4BPQ/9 Thailand 26 SOSB 15M E21EIC HS5AYO Thailand 26 SOAB LP HS5AYO HS5SYH Thailand 26 SOAB LP HS5SYH HS9EQY Thailand 26 SOAB LP E21EIC IG9A African Italy 33 M/M IT9GSF IH9P African Italy 33 M/M KR7X IO4T Italy 15 M/S IK4XCL IQ4A Italy 15 M/S IK4QJH IQ8A Italy 15 SOAB IQ0N Italy 15 M/S IK0NFV IR4T Italy 15 M/2 IK4IEE IS0A Sardinia 15 M/M IS0A IU2X Italy 15 M/S IK2GSN J3A Grenada 08 M/? J49Z Crete 20 M/S IK8UND Direct JE4VVM Japan 25 M/S Buro JW5E Svalbard 40 M/S JW5NM KD3RF/VE2 Canada 02 M/2 KH6/N0HJZ Hawaii 31 SOAB LP N0HJZ Direct KH0AA Mariana Islands 27 M/S JA5DQH KP3Z Puerto Rico 08 SOAB WC4E KP4WW Puerto Rico 08 SOSB 15M W4DN L21I Argentina 13 SOAB HP W3HNK LN8W Norway 14 M/S LR7E Argentina 13 SOSB 10M LU2EE LT1F Argentina 13 M/2 LU1FKR LX5A Luxembourg 14 M/S LX Buro LX7DX Luxembourg 14 M/S PA1TO LX7I Luxembourg 14 SOAB Buro LX9SW Luxembourg 14 SOSB 40M Buro LY1YK Lithuania 15 M/S LY2FY LY5A Lithuania 15 SOSB 40M LY2ZZ LY7A Lithuania 15 M/M LY2ZO LY7Z Lithuani 15 SOAB LY2TA LZ9W Bulgaria 20 M/S Buro M2Z England 14 SOSB 15M M5RIC M8C England 14 M/2 G4DFI MD4 Isle of Man 14 M/? GD0TEP Direct MJ/DL1EK Jersey 14 M/2 DL1EK MM0BQI/P Scotland 14 MM0BQI MM0LEO Scotland 14 SOAB LP W3LEO MU0C Guernsey 14 M/2 G3XTT NP2B Virgin Islands 08 M/? NP3QE Puerto Rico 08 SOSB OE5T Austria 15 M/2 OE5XVL OH0V Aland Islands 15 SOSB 15M OH0XZ Aland Islands 15 SOSB 10M OH0Z Aland Islands 15 M/2 OH5DX OT2A Belgium 14 M/M ON7LR Direct OT2H Belgium 14 M/S ON5YR OT2L Belgium 14 M/S ON5GS OT2N Belgium 14 SOSB 15M ON7YX OT2T Belgium 14 SOSB 15 ON4UN P40A Aruba 09 SOSB 20M WD9DZV P40B Aruba 09 SOAB I2MQP P40P Aruba 09 SOAB WJ5DX P40W Aruba 09 SOAB LP N2MM PJ2T Netherlands Antilles 09 M/S N9AG PJ7/K7ZUM Sint Maarten 08 M/S K7ZUM PT0F Fernando Noronha 11 SOAB HP PU3A Brazil 11 SOSB 80M PY3DX PX5A Brazil 11 SOSB 40M PP5UA RL3A Russia (Europe) 16 M/S W3HNK RO4M Russia (Europe) 16 M/S RN4LP RT9W Russia (Asia) 17 M/S RT9W RU1A Russia (Europe) 16 M/2 RU1AE RW2F Kaliningrad 15 M/? DK4VW SI9AM Sweden 14 M/S SM3CVM SN4L Poland 15 M/M SP4KEV SO2R Poland 15 M/S SP2PI SP5KVW/5 Poland 15 M/S SP5KVW Buro SY8A Greece 20 M/S SV8CS T88EA Belau 27 SOAB HP JH1EAQ Buro TI5N Costa Rica 07 M/M W3HNK TI8/K4QFF Costa Rica 07 M/2 K4QFF TM2Y France 14 M/2 F6BEE TM5C France 14 M/S F5NLY Buro TM5SIA France 14 M/? F2WS TO5A Martiniqu 08 SOAB F5VHJ TY Benin 35 SOSB 20M I8QLS TY Benin 35 SOSB 15M I8QLS TY2LS Benin 35 SOSB 10M I8QLS V31BD Belize 07 SOAB LP N6FF V47NS St Kitts Nevis 08 M/? W9NY V63B Micronesia 27 SOAB JA7AO VC2C Canada 02 M/M VE3EY/2 Canada 02 SOAB VE3EY VP2E Anguilla 08 M/S N5AU VP2M Montserrat 08 M/S PA5ET VP5T Turks Caicos 08 M/M N2VW VP9I Bermuda 05 M/? K1EU VK1JDX Australia 30 M/2 Buro VK8AA Australia 29 SOAB HP VK2CZ VU2PAI India 22 SOAB CBA WP2Z Virgin Islands 08 M/M KU9C WP3C Puerto Rico 08 SOAB LP W3HNK XU7ACD Cambodia 26 SOSB 10M JH6QIL Direct XU7ACE Cambodia 26 SOAB (A) ES1FB XX9C Macao 24 M/M XX9BB Z32AF Macedonia 15 SOSB 80M Z33A Macedonia 15 SOSB 10M Z33AA Macedonia 15 SOSB 20M ZA/Z35M Albania 15 SOAB HP Z35M Direct ZD8Z Ascension 36 M/2 VE3HO ZF2AH Cayman Islands 08 SOSB 15M W6VNR ZK1MA North Cook Islands 32 M/M W7TSQ ZL7C Chatham Island 32 ZL2HU ZP6Y Paraguay 11 SOAB HP W3HNK ZS0M South Africa 38 M/S ZS6MG ZV5K Brazil 11 M/S ZX5J Brazil 11 SOSB 15M VE3HO ZY5G Brazil 11 SOSB 10M PP5WG ZW5B Brazil 11 M/2 W3HC
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