The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 663
June 7, 2004
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30th/May, through Sunday, 6th/June there were 215 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, 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, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
2004 DAYTON PHOTO GALLERY. Tom Roscoe, K8CX, has posted the 2004 Dayton Gallery on the Web at: http://hamgallery.com/dayton2004/ The Gallery has 174 photos this year. Tom took 146 photos and the rest came from W4MYA. There are photos from the Contesters Dinner, Top Band Dinner, DX Dinner, and Crowne Plaza Hospitality Suites.
CE0, EASTER ISLAND. Scott, AC3A, will be active as CE0/AC3A from June 20-24th. He will mainly concentrate on 6 meters - if the band cooperates. However, Scott will also be on HF during his evenings.
ET3, ETHIOPIA. Michal, ET3TK, has been very active on RTTY lately (along with some PSK) on 30/20/17/15 meters. Check 30 meters after 2000z, 20 meters after 0130z and later after 1830z, 17 meters after 1430z, 15 meters after 1230z, and 10 meters after 1100z. QSL via OK1CU.
FORT ACTIVITY. Look for members of the LABRE RN to be active as ZX7AA and ZW7AA from Fortaleza dos Reis Magos, June 11-13th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. Operation is good for the DFH award as RN-01. QSL via PS7KC by the Bureau or direct to: P.O. Box 251, Natal - RN - 59010-970 - Brazil.
FREE PREFIX MAPS!! Tim, EI8IC, has a great collection of the most comprehensive prefix maps on the Web; now available for free to download (ed. Yes, for FREE!). There are 34 new maps available separately or in a combined zipped archive. Visit the following Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/ei8ic/maps/maps.html#pre
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Dov, 4Z4DX, will be active as HB0/M0DOV from June 27-28th. Activity will be on the WARC bands, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via 4Z4DX.
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Just a reminder to look for members of the North Jersey DX Association (NJDXA), Ann/W2AZK and Brian/KF2HC to be active as W2AZK/KP2 and KF2HC/KP2 from the Island of St Croix between now and June 12th. Activity will be on 160-6 meter CW/SSB. QSL via their home callsigns direct or via the bureau. Confirmed QSOs with Ann and Brian are good towards the North Jersey DX Association's "NJDXA Award". For more details, visit the NJDXA Web page at: http://www.njdxa.org
LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. A special event station signing CS5E will be active June 12th from Gibalta Lighthouse (Reference Number ARLHS POR022). This activity is also valid for the Portuguese Lighthouses Award (Reference Number DFP FES09). Operations will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters, SSB. QSL via CT1CSY. Visit the Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/cs5e/
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
SPECIAL ACTIVITY (Late Announcement). Joe, HG2EBJ, from Hungary informs OPDX that a new special callsign has been activated from Tatabanya City, HA2YNG (shortend suffix of YOUNG). All operators at HA2YNG are bewteen the ages of 10-18 years old. Their first activity was on International Children's Day (May 12th). The latest activity was this past weekend on June 6th. The HA2YNG station is located in Tatabanya at the HA2KNC Radio Club station. It sounds like more activity will be forthcoming, so stay tuned. QSL via the bureau to Joe, HG2EBJ (E-mail to Manager can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
SPECIAL EVENT. The official amateur radio club station of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is W9IMS. This special event station was active for the Indianapolis 500 race on and before May 30th. Also, look for W9IMS to be active during two other races that complete the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Triple Crown -- the United States Grand Prix (Formula One) on June 20th, and the Brickyard 400 (NASCAR) on August 8th. Activity for these operations are about three weeks before each race: during the month of June (for the U.S. Grand Prix) and from mid-July through early August (for the Brickyard 400), again ending the operations on the respective race days. Activity will be on various frequencies and modes (watch DX spots), including 6 meters when possible. Suggested frequencies are (-/+ QRM): 1840, 3840, 7240, 14070 PSK31, 14240, 21340, 28340, 50140, 144.240 SSB, and 146.52 Simplex FM. Stations that work W9IMS (or log them, in the case of SWLs) will receive an official W9IMS Indianapolis Motor Speedway QSL card. Plans are in the works for a couple of collectable bonuses:
These special events will continue to occur annually, and any combination of years will be valid as long as all three operations are worked (or logged). So, the only way to qualify is to start now. For an official W9IMS Indianapolis Motor Speedway QSL card, send a SASE to: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 18495, Indianapolis, IN 46218-0495, USA. Stations outside the United States may QSL via the bureau.
SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS. Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A, was heard this past Sunday on 15 meters SSB (21260 kHz after 1000z). QSL via direct.
SV9, CRETE. Panos, SV8DTL, will be here with his XYL Eyh, SV8DTZ, until June 15th. He will be active as SV9/SV8DTL on the following suggested frequencies: 14255, 21255, 28495 and 50115 kHz. QSL via SV8DTL, by the Bureau or direct using the address on QRZ.com.
VP2E, ANGUILLA (Special Callsign). Look for Jim, WB2REM, will be active with the special callsign VP2EREM from June 17-27th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via WB2REM.
VP9, BERMUDA. Tom, W9AEB, will be operating as VP9/W9AEB from now until June 11th. His activity has been mainly on 20 meters after 1930z on CW and SSB. QSL via WF9V.
WLH CONTEST. The Worldwide World Lighthouses Contest is held each year on the first full weekend of July, so this year the contest will take place from 0600z, July 5th to 1200z, July 6th. The complete rules are available online at the WLH Web site at: _http://www.wlh-award.com Expeditioning from a Lighthouse or not, all hams and SWLs world-wide are welcome to participate.
XU7, CAMBODIA. Pete, SM5GMZ, will be active as XU7ADI from November 22nd to December 5th. He will also enter the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, look for him to be active on CW mainly and on all bands (including the WARC bands).
XU7, CAMBODIA. Jaak, ES1FB, will be active as XU7ACE from Sihanoukville for the CQWW SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via ES1RA. Visit the following Web page at: http://www.hot.ee/xu7ace/
YI, IRAQ. Wally, YI9WRV (N4ZNH), continues to be active on 20 meters almost daily, usually between 1700-1830z. He now has a new QSL Manager. QSL via W3HNK.
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