The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 687
November 29, 2004
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, KF2HC, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4BAA, KG6DX, W7DRA, K8YSE, K9NW, WD9DZV, CE6TBN, CO8TW, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, EA1KI, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8BGY, IZ8BRI, JH4RHF, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, OH2BN and OK1JR/YB0AJR 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 CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX CW Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 20th/November, through Friday, 26th/November there were 230 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, 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, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH1, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PY0S, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9L, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, 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 or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
4U1VIC, VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE. Jun/JH4RHF and his DL friends will activate 4U1VIC during the upcoming CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi/Single entry. Station 4U1VIC is located in Vienna, Austria. PLEASE NOTE: Although 4U1VIC is a separate multiplier for the CQWW DX CW Contest (also, separate country for CQ DX and WAE awards), it is not a separate entity for DXCC purpose. All QSLs go to the CBA, or via the OE Bureau.
ANTARCTIC NEWS. Operator VU3BPZ will be leaving to go to Maitri Base for a second term on December 2nd and promises to be active from India's Antarctic Base (WAP IND-03). He is expected to reach Maitri Base on December 22nd. He is expected to check into the AIRNET on 14150 kHz every day at 1400z, and then he will try working DX on his own.
BV0, TAIWAN. Look for operators Robert/BV3FG, Bill/BV3BW, Kenichi/JP1RIW, Shigeyuki/JH0KHR and Tatsuhiko/JD1BKQ to be active as BV0J during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi/2TX entry. QSL via BW0IR, by the Bureau or direct.
CE0 ISLAND HELP NEEDED. Marco, CE6TBN, informs OPDX that he is gathering information of past expeditions and operations in Chilean islands, such as San Felix (CE0X), Easter Island (CE0Y), Juan Fernandez (CE0Z) or any other island, from 1980 through now. This is to update his Web site. To help him update it, please check out his Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/ce6tbn/actv.html
CE0Z, JUAN FERNANDEZ. Eliazar, CE0ZIS, will be on the air next week from here for about 10 days. Activity will be on all bands. QSL via his "NEW ADDRESS" at: P.O.Box 157, Los Andes, Chile.
CO8, CUBA. Juan Carlos, CO8TW, will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL is via IZ8CCW and the log will be available online at: http://www.qsl.net/co8tw/
CO8, CUBA. Eduardo, CO8LY, will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA7ADH.
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (Update). Operators Jose/N4BBA, Tip/N4SIA and two others will be heading down to KG4-land, January 18-25th. Callsigns will be KG4SB (QSL to N4BAA) and KG4AS (QSL to N4SIA). Two other callsigns will follow for the other operators. They will have up to three radios going at a time, and they will be concentrating on CW/RTTY/DIGITAL on all bands 160-6 meters. There are no amplifiers available at the club station as this was being written, so barefoot rigs will have to do the trick for now. The group is looking for a small 6 meter antenna to take down and possibly donate to the club station. If you have a point of contact or info, please E-mail Jose at: firstname.lastname@example.org
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Ann/W2AZK and Brian/KF2HC will sign homecall/KP2 from the island of St. Croix, USVI, January 7-14th. Look for them on 160-6 meters SSB and CW with a special emphasis on the WARC bands as conditions permit. QSL to their home calls direct or via the bureau.
LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. Members of the Union de Radioaficionados de Gijon (EA1URG) will be active from the Faro de Cabo de Penas Lighthouse (ARLHS SPA-037) on December 18-19th. The callsign will be ED1PFA. The operation will be under the authority of the "Autoridad Portuaria de Gijon". This is one of the most emblematic lighthouses in Spain, situated on the Cape of Penas, Asturias. Today it serves as a differential GPS navigation service station. They plan to show up on HF, VHF and UHF on all modes. Also, there will be PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via EA1URG; by the bureau is OK. More info will soon be available on their Web page at: http://www.ure.es/ea1urg/
PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Operators Jeff/KU8E, Mike/W9RE, Harold/N4GG and Mark/N5OT will be active from Bonaire between February 15-22nd. The team will be active as PJ4R for the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via N4GG. For activity before and after the contest, the operators will sign PJ4/homecall.
PY0S/ZW0S, SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL ROCKS. Joca, PS7JN, will operate from here from November 25th to December 10th. The callsign is unknown as this was being typed. It may be PY0S/PS7JN, ZW0S or PY0SA. Jose states that the government will issue the callsign once the DXpedition begins. He intents to operate on all bands and modes in his spare time or during good propagation.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
S9, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE (Update/Change). Another press release was sent out by Jarmo, OH2BN, on November 23rd, which updated the OH team's activities: "The group at Sao Tome and Principe, S9 - OH2BH, OH2PM and OH2TA - has had a slow start on setting up because of a tropical storm, lightning and heavy rain. Also, low bands have been very noisy all along, but things may get better. Today they have managed to hoist StepperIR beams and a 160M antenna. Activity can be expected on additional high bands as well as on 160M tonight. Low band operating will turn to CW only as of Wednesday, and return to SSB only after the CQWW CW Contest. The operation will last another week, until December 3. Sao Tome may well become another DX location for this group as they observe propagation and local conditions. So far they have found everything friendly and workable. They have a large back-up generator, for example, on site. As another gesture from the local telecom administrators, the first 1x1 callsign was released for the upcoming contest: S9A will be activated as of 2359 UTC on Friday. QSL via OH2TA. The group is grateful to the licensing authority, Sr. Fernando J. Pasquete da Costa of CST, Sao Tome as well as to their local manager, Mark Davis of Marlin Beach Hotel of Sao Tome: http://www.bom-bom.com. The group has decided to put only one station into the CQWW contest for all bands, while the other station will be active on 10 MHz and 18 MHz during the contest period."
VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND. Mike, K9NW, informs OPDX that he will be here November 24-30th. He plans to be active in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as VK9NW as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Mike will only use wire antennas. QSL via K9NW.
VU4, ANDAMAN ISLANDS (Update). Bharathi, VU2RBI, and her team will be leaving for Port Blair, South Andaman Island (IOTA AS-001), before December 3rd. Charles, K4VUD, reported this week that the VU4 DXpedition's budget is 20,000 USD. He has bank wire transfers of 2,000 USD (donations received so far) to Bharathi/NIAR. Charles also mentions a few items in his updates on the upcoming operation. He states:
Please remember that funds are still needed for this operation. Donations/funds should be directed to: National Institute of Amateur Radio, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500 082, India. Funds can also be sent to the Charles, K4VUD. Charles states, "Any and all donations that come to me will be completely used to assist this DXpedition via the National Institute of Amateur Radio in India, the umbrella sponsoring agency who, BTW, is allowed to receive foreign funds." K4VUD mail address is: Charles Harpole, 3100 N. Hwy. 426, Geneva, FL 32732 USA.
WH2, GUAM. Joel, KG6DX, informs OPDX that he will be active as WH2A in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. Please QSL via KG6DX, CBA or QRZ.com address.
YE0, INDONESIA. Stan, YB0AJR (OK1JR), will be active as YE0X from Jawa Island (OC-021) during CQ WW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/High-Power entry. He will be looking for EU, JA and USA especialy around his sunrise/sunset time (2300z/1100z). QSL via OK1JN (his dad).
ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Mike, W7DRA, informed the Topband/Contest community that he will be at Victor's house (ZK1CG/ZK1USA) for the CQWW DX CW Contest and possibly the ARRL 160m Contest. He will probably be using his TS930 and antenna farm. Mike states that for the intervening days, he will be at the edgewater or the Kii Kii cottages with his HW16 on the following frequencies: 1808, 1818, 1828, 1841, 3514, 3533, 3541 and 3560 kHz (or possibly other frquencies if he uses his VFO instead of his "ROCKS"). He will be on most nights from the November 25th to December 6th.
CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 27-28th, 2004) The following stations are expected to be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 27-28th, 2004). Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2004 CQWW CW Contest. For a more detailed listing in HTML format, please visit the Web page at:
------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3D2XA Fiji 32 M/M WA4WTG 3V8SF/p Tunisia 33 SOSB 20M DJ7IK 3Z2GD Poland 15 SOSB 40M SP2JKC 4K7Z Azerbaijan 21 M/S UA3FDX 4L8A Georgia 21 SOSB 20M OZ1HPS 4M5X Venezuela 09 SOSB 20M W4SO 4U1VIC UN Vienna 15 M/S 4U1VIC CBA 4X6FR Israel 20 SOSB 20M 4X6OM 4Z4DX Israel 20 SO LP 4Z4DX 5U5Z Niger 35 M/M G3SXW 6W1RW Senegal 35 SOAB HP F6BEE 6W7RV Senegal 35 SOSB 7P8ZZ Lesotho 38 SO ZS6WPX 7S2E Sweden 14 SOSB 160M SM2DMU 8P5A Barbados 08 SOAB HP NN1N 8Q7DV Maldives 22 M/S UA9CLB 9G5ZS Ghana 35 SOAB ZS6EGB 9K2HN Kuwait 21 SOSB 40M 9K2HN 9M6NA East Malaysia 28 SOAB HP JE1JKL 9N7BCC Nepal 22 M/? DK7YY 9Y4ZC Trinidad & Tobago 09 SOAB HP DL6FBL AH2R Guam 27 M/S JH7QXJ AT0B India 22 SO LP VK2BNG Direct B4TB China 24 SOAB LP BA4TB BV0J Taiwan 24 M/2 BW0IR C6AKQ Bahamas 08 SOSB 40M N4BP C6AQQ Bahamas 08 ND3F C6ATP Bahamas 08 SOSB 80M OK1TD C6AWS Bahamas 08 SOAB LP W6SJ C91F Mozambique 37 M/S AA4NN CN2R Morocco 33 SOSB 80M W7EJ CN2KM Morocco 33 SOSB 20M SM2EKM CO8TW Cuba 08 SOSB 20M IZ8CCW CP6CW Bolivia 10 M/S W0ZR CT3/KL2A Madeira 33 SOAB KL2A CBA CT7B Portugal 14 SOAB CT1ILT CT8T Portugal 14 SOAB HP Auto Bureau CT9L Madeira 33 M/? CW2A Uruguay 13 SOSB 15M SM4DHF CX9AU Uruguay 13 SOSB 20M D4B Cape Verde 35 SOAB HP K1BV DK3DM Germany 14 M/S DK3DM E20HHK Thailand 26 SOAB LP E21EIC CBA E21YDP Thailand 26 SO LP E21YDP EA6IB Balearic Islands 14 M/S EA6IB CBA EA8/LY1DF Canary Islands 33 SO?B LY1DF EA8EA Canary Islands 33 SOSB 20M OH2MM EA8EW Canary Islands 33 SOSB 15M OH1MA EA8ZS Canary Islands 33 SOAB HP EA8ZS EI/AB2E Ireland 14 SOAB HP AB2E EI/SP4Z Ireland 14 SOAB LP SP4Z ES6Q Estonia 15 M/2 ES5RY EY7AB Tajikistan 17 SOSB 15M EY7AB EY7AF Tajikistan 17 SOSB 80M EY7AF EY8CQ Tajikistan 17 SOSB 40M DJ1MM EY8MM Tajikistan 17 SOSB 20M K1BV G6PZ England 14 M/S G6PZ GJ2A Jersey 14 M/2 K2WR GM5A Scotland 14 M/M GM4FDM GU4CHY Guernsey 14 SOSB 20M GU4CHY HC8N Galapagos 10 M/2 W5UE HP1/DJ7AA Panama 07 SOSB DL6MYL HS1OVH Thailand 26 SOAB LP HS1OVH HS8KAY Thailand 26 SOSB 20M HS8KAY HS4BPQ/9 Thailand 26 SOSB E21EIC CBA HS72B Thailand 26 M/M E20NTS HS0EHF Thailand 26 SOSB HS0EHF HS0GBI Thailand 26 SOSB 80M HS0GBI CBA IG9A African Italy 33 SOSB 160M IT9GSF IH9P African Italy 33 SOSB 15M OK1MG IH9U African Italy 33 SOSB 160M AA4NN IO4T Italy 15 M/? IK4XCL Direct IR3J Italy 15 M/S IK3TCH IR4X Italy 15 M/S I4LCK IU2R Italy 15 M/S IK2BCP J7OJ Dominica 08 M/? KU9C J79A Dominica 08 SO LP K7GK JW5NM Svalbard 40 M/S JW5NM LN8W Norway 14 M/S LA9VDA LR2F Argentina 13 M/S LU2FA LT1F Argentina 13 M/S AC7DX LU2XX Argentina 13 SO LU8XQB LU8XW Argentina 13 M/S WD9EWK LX/G3VQO Luxembourg 14 SOAB LP G3VQO LX7I Luxembourg 14 M/S LX2AJ LY4A Lithuania 15 M/S LY2FY LY7A Lithuania 15 M/M LY2ZO LZ9R Bulgaria 20 SOSB 40M LZ3YY LZ9W Bulgaria 20 M/M MJ0ASP Jersey 14 SOSB 15M F5SHQ N2NL/MM At Sea 07 SOAB LP N2NL OD5/DJ5CL Lebanon 20 M/? DJ5CL OE2S Austria 15 M/S OE2GEN OE4A Austria 15 M/S OE1EMS OH1F Finland 15 SOAB Bureau OH2BH Findland 15 SOSB 80M OH2BH OH2U Finland 15 SOSB 40M OH2IW OH6Y Finland 15 SOAB/a OH6YF OH0B Aland Islands 15 SOSB 40M OH2BH OH0I Aland Islands 15 SOAB HP OH3BHL OH0M Aland Islands 15 SOSB 80M OH1MM OH0Z Aland Islands 15 SOAB HP OH5DX OL7R Czech Republic 15 M/S OK1XUV OM7M Slovakia 15 M/S OM3PA OM8A Slovakia 15 M/S OM2VL OZ5E Denmark 14 M/M DL1HCM OZ0XX Denmark 14 M/2 Bureau P40L Aruba 09 M/S K5WW P40Q Aruba 09 SOAB K0DQ P40W Aruba 09 TBD N2MM PJ2T Netherlands Antilles 09 M/2 N9AG RK0LWW Russia (Asia) 19 M/S RK0LWW CBA RD3A Russia (Europe) 16 SOSB 80M RD3A RL3A Russia (Europe) 16 M/S W3HNK RT4I Russia (Europe) 16 SOAB HP RZ4HF RT9W Russia (Asia) 17 M/2 Bureau RU1A Russia (Europe) 16 M/2 Bureau RZ9OZO Russia (Asia) 18 M/S RZ9OZO S9A Sao Tome & Principe 36 M/? OH2TA SP0DXC Poland 15 SOAB HP SP5UAF SU8BHI Egypt 34 HA3JB Direct SU9NC Egypt 34 SOAB LP OM2SA TF3CW Iceland 40 SOAB HP LX1NO TO4A Martinique 08 SOAB VE3HO UA9AYA Russia (Asia) 17 M/S UA9AB UK8OM Uzbekistan 17 IK2QPR UU7J Ukraine 16 M/2 V26G Antigua 08 TBD N2ED V26K Antigua 08 SOAB LP AA3B V31RM Belize 07 M/2 KN5H V51/DL5XL Namibia 38 SOAB HP DL5XL VK1AA Australia 30 SOAB HP VE3EXY VK1KI Australia 30 SOAB K1KI VK9AA Cocos-Keeling Island 29 SOAB DL8YR VK9NW Norfolk Island 32 SOAB LP K9NW VK9XG Christmas Island 29 SOSB W0YG Direct VO2AAA Canada 02 M/S K8DD VE3RDD VP2MLA Montserrat 08 LA9VDA VP2MZM Montserrat 08 M/? K2DM VP5W Turks & Caicos 08 M/2 W7TSQ VP8WWW Falkland Islands 13 M/? W5PF VP9I Bermuda 09 M/2 KQ1F VU2WAP India 22 VY2NT Canada 05 SOAB HP W2RQ WH2A Guam 27 SOSB 15M KG6DX WP2Z Virgin Islands 08 M/2 KU9C WP3F Puerto Rico 08 SOAB DK8ZB XU7ADE Cambodia 26 SOSB LP E21EIC XU7ADF Cambodia 26 AA4XR XU7ADI Cambodia 26 SO LP SM5GMZ YE0X Indonesia 28 SOSB 80M OK1JN ZK1DRA South Cook Islands 32 SOAB LP W7DRA ZL6QH New Zealand 32 M/M ZL2AOH ZS4TX South Africa 38 SOSB 15M ZS4TX
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