Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 704
April 4, 2005

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 704
BID: $OPDX.704
April 4, 2005
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, NC1L, WB2RAJ, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, N4AA & QRZ DX, NI6T, K7LAY, K8YSE, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, EA5RM, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NOD, F5NQL & UFT, F8BBL, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LZ1OT, OZ1LQH, OZ5AAH, PY5EG, SP2FAP, UA4CC, VA3RJ & ICPO and YL2MU for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 27th/March, through Sunday, 3rd/April there were 228 countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FT5X, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH1, 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, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK3, 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).

4U1U, UNITED NATIONS HQ (Correction to OPDX.703). Mustapha, DL1BDF, apologizes for a QSL mistake in his last communication. QSL their 4U1UN operation "ONLY" via HB9BOU (not DL1BDF as mentioned last week). Their activity will take place between May 12-15th. As the German team travels and operates mobile from NY to Dayton, QSL only QSOs with W#/DK0FI/m through the DARC Bureau.

60 METERS. Start looking for club stations in Norway to be active on 60 meters as of 2200z, March 31st until December 31st, 2007.

A5, BHUTAN. Stig, 9N7JO (LA7JO and HS0ZGD), will be active as A52JO from April 4-12th. Activity will be SSB and CW on all bands outside his working hours. QSL via 9N7JO (Thailand address on QRZ.com): Stig Lindblom, Regional Telecoms Officer, UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA), PO Box 5815, Lekhnath Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal.

ANTARCTICA NEWS...............

CP, BOLIVIA. Rene, DF9GR, is now active as CP6/DF9GR until April 15th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. However, over the past weekend he was on 30/20/17/15 meters mainly on CW, with some activity on RTTY and PSK. QSL via DF9GR, by the Bureau is OK.

CY0, SABLE ISLAND. A DXpedition is tentatively scheduled to last 7 days in July 2005 (July 27th-August 3rd). Operators Joe/W8GEX, Wayne/K8LEE and Phil/W9IXX will be active on all bands 160-6 meters, CW, SSB PSK and RTTY. They plan to be active in the IOTA Contest. Callsign will be CY0AA and the QSL Manager is K8LEE. They will try to have online logs during the operation. Visit their Web page at: http://www.wb8xx/sable/. The team is still look for funding.

DAYTON DX DINNER BANQUET (Reminder!). Jay, K4ZLE, reminds everyone the Dayton HamVention® is fast approaching. If you have not ordered your ticket for the 20th annual SWODXA DX Dinner to be held in conjunction with the HamVention®, you need to do so very soon. Tickets are on a first come, first served basis and seating is limited. The dinner will be Friday evening, May 20th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located in Dayton City Center. This is the same venue as in years past. Tickets are 32.00 USD per meal, payable in U.S. funds to SWODXA, and may be ordered from Jay Slough, K4ZLE, at his CBA. SASE would be appreciated. They will attempt to honor group seating requests when tickets are ordered together. The program has not been finalized yet; however, they expect to have a program to match the quality of their past programs. Further information may be obtained from Jay at: k4zle at arrl dot net

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, announced the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:

Correction: TT8M was shown as approved starting of March 14, 2005. The correct start date should be March 9, 2005.

DXCC CARD CHECKING (Visalia International DX Convention). DXCC QSL card checking at the 2005 Visalia International DX Convention will take place on Saturday, April 16th from 2-4 PM in the Plaza room. All DXCC type cards can be checked including deleted entities, QSLs over 10 years old and 160 meter cards. For further information, contact Gary, KI6T at: ki6t@arrl.net.

E5A-E5Z, COOK ISLANDS (Cook Islands DXCC Status Change!). From the ARRL Web page, the issuance of a callsign prefix block for Cook the Islands has made them a DXCC political entity. "It has come to our attention that the International Telecommunication Union Table of International Callsign Series now contains an entry for the Cook Islands," said ARRL Membership Services Manager Wayne Mills, N7NG. "New Zealand has been issued the E5A-E5Z callsign prefix block for the exclusive use of the Cook Islands. As a result, the Cooks become a political entity for DXCC purposes." Mills says the impact on the DXCC List will be minimal, however. "In reviewing the distances, it appears that the first 'separation' from the South Cooks likely will be Palmerston Island, which is just over 350 km northwest of Raratonga," he explained. "The remainder of what has been known as the North Cooks is not sufficiently distant from Palmerston to become an additional DXCC entity." Mills says the main effect of the change will be for Palmerston to count for North Cooks instead of South Cooks. The change also may clarify a situation with the North Cooks. "Since the addition of the Manihiki Islands (North Cooks) in January 1959 was not based on a specific distance, Palmerston has counted as South Cooks," he said. "DXCC Rule 5a comes into play now, keeping both North and South Cooks on the list, but moving Palmerston to the North Cooks because it is more than 350 km from the South islands and becomes the first separation." Under the circumstances, Mills said, it might now be appropriate to rename the entity "Palmerston and the North Cooks." For more updates/details, please read the ARRL announcement at: http://www.arrl.org.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Operators YL2KL, YL1ZF, YL2LY and ES1AJ will be active as EA8AH during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via YL2KL.

FT5XO QRT. The FT5XO Microlite Penguins DXpedition to Kerguelen Island reportedly went QRT around 0200z on March 31st.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Ed, HA5BWW, and group of HA operators will be active from here as HB0/homecall, May 14-20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC bands, mostly CW with some SSB. Look for HB0/HA5KHC on 144 MHz. QSL via their home callsigns (Bureau is OK).

IOTA NEWS....................

JW, SVALBARD. Remember to look for Francois, F8DVD, to be active from the town of Longyearbyen as JW/F8DVD, April 4-11th. Activity will be on all bands, mainly SSB. QSL either via the French REF Bureau or direct.

OZ200, DENMARK (Special Activity/Event Update). Rene, OZ1LQH, informs OPDX that the special callsign OZ5HCA will not be used during the celebration of "Hans Christian Andersen" birthday, but the callsign OZ200HCA has been issued to be used between April 1-30th. The QSOs with OZ200HCA will, of course, count for the H.C. Andersen award. For more details, visit the Web page at: http://www.oz3fyn.dk/diplom-hcaGB.html. Rene thinks this is the first time ever that an OZ callsign has had more than one number in the prefix.

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active as P40W during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N2MM. Look for activity prior to the contest on 160m and the WARC bands.

QSL INFO AND NEWS..............

SPECIAL EVENT. Operators Karlis/YL2MD, Serge/YL2MU and Andris/YL2GQT will be active as YL740C, YL740M and YL740T, until June 28th, to celebrate the 740th anniversary of the Latvian City of Jelgava (former Mitaw, the Capital of the Kurland Duchyin XVII Century). QSL via their home callsigns.

SV, GREECE. Ben, OZ5AAH, will be in Athens and be active as SV/OZ5IPA from April 5-13th. Activity will be on all bands including the WARC bands on CW/SSB. QSL direct ONLY via Ben Jakobsen, Gjethusparken 25, 3300 Fr.vaerk, Denmark.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Bob/K7LAY (father) and Harry/K7LAZ (son) will be on a mini DXpedition/ham vacation to here between June 12-24th. Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meters with an emphasis on CW. Callsigns will be VP5/homecall. QSL via their home callsigns

WARD 2005. AWARD. Sylwester Jarkiewicz, SP2FAP, Editor-in-Chief of MK QTC Magazine, states the World Amateur Radio Day 2005 Award (WARD) is designed to commemorate the World Amateur Radio Day celebrated by IARU on April 18th each year. This year's award celebrates the 80th anniversary of IARU. The AWARD 2005 is issued by the MK QTC, "The Polish Radio Amateurs' Journal", with support of PZK, "The Polish Amateur Radio Union". The WARD 2005 will be issued for the following numbers of contacts: either 10 QSOs on HF bands, or 5 QSOs on VHF bands. All contacts must be made between 0000 and 2400z on April 18, 2005. Send a standard application form (log extract), including the list of QSOs, to: MK QTC, The Radio Amateurs' Journal, Suchacz-Zamek, Wielmozy 5b, 82-340 Tolkmicko, Poland (on or before June 31st, 2005). The price of the WARD 2005 Award is 5 USD or 5 EURO. The full-color award's size: 210 x 297 mm. The WARD 2005 Award is also available to SWLs for the same numbers of reports. Also, visit the following Web pages for more details: http://ward.radio.org.pl/ or http://ward-award.prv.pl/. Also, you can send (for more details) via an E-mails to: qtc@post.pl.

WRTC 2006 (Update). Oms, PY5EG, reports that the rules for the next World Radiosport Team Championship to be held in Florianopolis, Brazil, on July 7-10th (2006), can now be downloaded from the following Web page at: http://www.wrtc2006.com. During the next 30-60 days they will announce the following documents: Referees Selection Criteria and Team Selection Criteria.

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