Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 708
May 2, 2005

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 708
BID: $OPDX.708
May 2, 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, K1DG, K1XN & GoList, KF2TI, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZLE, N4AA & QRZ DX, WW5L, KI6T, K8YSE, CX6VM, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL6KAC, DL5EBE, EA7JX, EC8AUA, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F5SLD, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8BRI, IZ8CCW, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LA5YJ, UA3FDX, UR5WCW, VA3RJ & ICPO and VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 24th/April, through Sunday, 1st/May there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 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, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J7, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZL, ZL7, 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).

3V,TUNISIA (IOTA Op). Some members of The Canary Islands DX Society have announced that they will be active from Tunez on Djerba Island (AF-083) as 3V8SM (callsign of the Tunisian Scout Radio Club in the Houmt Souk City). Activity will be on the WARC bands and on SSB/PSK31/RTTY between July 26-29th. They will also be active on SSB during the IOTA Contest July 30-31st. The team icludes: Dunia/EC8ADU, Javi/EC4DX, Edu/EC8AUA and some Tunisian operators. QSL via the Bureau to Javi, EC4DX; with more infomation on QRZ.com. The team would like to send out a special thanks to Mr. Mustapha, DL1BDF, for his great help with them. The team also recommends that DXers pay special atention to their pilot station Oscar, EA4TD, and his Web page for up-to-date news from the team at: http://www.ea4td.com. More information is forthcoming very soon.

5Z, KENYA. It has been announced that Enrico, IV3SBE, will be returning to here and plans to be active as 5Z4ES. He will stay here through 2007. His activity will be during the weekends. QSL via the Kenyan QSL Bureau.

9A, CROATIA. Zik, VE3ZIK (aka 4N1DX and also one of the news adminintrators at www.contesting.info), will be active from Bilice, on the Croatian coast, between May 7-17th. Look for him on all HF bands, CW and SSB. Also, he will make a special effort on 10m FM (check 29610 kHz). QSL via DL3PS; the DARC Bureau is OK. Do not send QSL cards via the VE3 Bureau because he said it is too complicated to reach them. Visit the following Web page for updates and the online log at: http://www.qslnet.de/ve3zik/.

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

CW5R WEB PHOTOS. Visit the CW5R Lobos Island (SA-039) DXpedition 2005 Photo Gallery at: http://www17.ocn.ne.jp/~iota-ja/newpage3cw5r.html.

CX, URUGUAY. Jorge, CX6VM, informs OPDX that he will be active on 12, 17 and 30 meters for the next 2 weeks. He suggests to please look for him on 24911, 18081 and 10111 khz (+/- QRM). He will be using a R7000 with 100 watts. QSL via W3HNK.

D2, ANGOLA. Janne, OH5NKD (OH3DD), active as D2DX, is expected to be here 2007. This past week he has be very active on PSK especially on 20/15 meters. His activity also includes 20/15/10 meters SSB. Watch for his activity between 1100-1330z and again after 1700z.


DXCC EU POLL. Egidio, IZ8BRI, informs OPDX that European stations are invited to visit the Dynamic DX CharterHouse Web page and participate in the European DXCC Poll for the most wanted countries. Please vote, just connect to the Web site at: http://www.ddxc.net.

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Christain, DL6KAC, will once again visit Mallorca Island (IOTA: EU-004 and DIE: E-021) between May 4-24th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly SSB, but a CW Key is available. Antennas will be dipoles using about 350 watts of power. This will be a holiday style operation! QSL via the DARC Bureau or direct (QRZ.com). He has a Web page at: http://www.dl6kac.de.

EO60, UKRAINE (Special Event). Operators Igor/UR3GM and Andy/UR5GAR will activate special event station EO60G from May 5-15th. Activity is to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Victory in World War II. QSL via UR3GM, by the Ukraine QSL Bureau or direct to: Pulin, Box 23, Kherson 73022, UKRAINE. QSLs can be requested by sending an E-mail to: ur3gm@tlc.kherson.ua.

ADDED NOTE: A special "Victory-60 Award" is available by the Ukrainian Amateur Radio League in honor of the 60th anniversary for making QSOs/SWLs with the following memorial stations and veterans of the Second World War from the different countries of the world during the period May 1-31st (2005). To earn the award it is necessary to achieve the following:

  1. For the CIS stations - 60 QSOs/SWLs (for UA0 30 QSOs/SWLs)
  2. For Europeans - 40 QSOs/SWLs
  3. For the rest of the world - 20 QSOs/SWLs

All modes and bands are allowed. No duplicate contacts. Applications (GCR list) should be sent not later than July 1st, 2005, to the following address: Vlad Ageyev (UR5WCW), P.O.BOX 1856, Lviv 79040, Ukraine. The award is free-of-charge. Applicants from the C.I.S. awards will be sent centralized through branches of UARL and/or the national organizations. Applicants from other countries of the world should enclose 3 IRCs for the postage. The following memorial ARS dedicated to the event will be on the air from the Ukraine, May 5-15th:

EO60AN   EO60AB   EO60AS   EO60AX   EO60AR  EO60AW  EO60AKU  EO60AK  EM60C
EO60CC   EO60CK   EO60CL   EO60CT   EN60FA  EM60F   EM60FT   EN60FY  EN60FHY
EO60G    EN60G    EM60GX   EO60I    EM60IG  EM60II  EO60IM   EO60IS  EO60JM
EO60JF   EO60JK   EO60JP   EO60JS   EO60LC  EO60M   EO60MF   EM60N   EO60NK
EO60NA   EO60QF   EO60QQ   EO60QWW  EM60R   EO60R   EO60RPL  EO60TA  EO60UD
EO60UWC  EO60UW   EO60UAP  EO60UZ   EO60W   EO60Z

For the QSL info, just follow the operator's instructions. Also contacts with the Russians, and from other ex-USSR contries, special event ARS are valid for the award. Russians will be using RP... prefixes.

HAM COM 2005. Tom Anderson, WW5L, announced that the DX programs and DX Luncheon is now set for Ham Com 2005, June 3-5th, in Arlington, TX, sponsored by the Lone Star DX Association. The DX Luncheon speaker will be Charles Harpole, K4VUD, who is the spark that made the VU4 operation possible. Come hear a fascinating story of DX and emergency operations coming together. This year's DX programs will bring you up-to-date on many things going on in the world of DX. After each day's activities, join everyone at the Wingate Hotel for a hospitality suite sponsored by the North Texas Contest Club. For a complete schedule and a PDF Ham Com Flyer that lists all the DX activities and Ham Com events, visit the following Web sites at: http://www.hamcom.org and http://www.dxer.org/lsdxa/.

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

J3, GRENADA. Harry/AC8G and others will be active as J3A during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-(?) entry. QSL route is to be announced (TBA). ADDED NOTES: Harry states, "Hurricane Ivan did only nominal damage to the normal J3A operating site. However, due to temporary use of the site for certain government offices, we may have limited space both interior and outside for the antenna farm. Before and after the contest (and perhaps during depending on circumstances) effort will be made to operate on various modes and bands other than used in the contest. A full team has not yet been assembled so anyone with interest should contact AC8G at: hflasher@dayton.net.

JD1, OGASAWARA. Remember to look for Nob/JH1WCD and Joe/JR1AGC as JD1BLW and JD1BLZ, respectively, later this week from May 5-8th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, mainly SSB. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.

OJ0, MARKET REEF. Operators Pertti/OH2PM, Lasse/OH0RJ and Risto/OH3UU are active as OJ0J for a few more days. With two stations on the air, the team has been very active on 160/80/40/30/17 meters. QSL via OH0RJ.

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

SPECIAL EVENT. To celebrate "Shikoku Information Telecommunication Month", look for special event station 8N5SAIT between May 1st and July 31st. QSL via the JARL QSL Bureau. Each letter in the callsign's suffix represents the old names of Shikoku's four prefecture.

      S = Sanuki (kagawa Pre)       I = Iyo (Ehime Pre)
      A = Awa (Tokushima Pre)       T =Tosa (Kouchi Pre)

SPECIAL EVENT. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, look for special event stations, EV6ZK (from Orsha), EV7DP (from Mogilev), EV8DP (from Gomel) and EV60BR (from Baranovichi) in the Republic of Belarus, to be active from May 1-15th. QSL via UA3FDX (see the Web page at: http://www.qrz.com/callsign.phtml?callsign=ua3fdx/).

SPECIAL SWEDISH PREFIXES. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the separation of Norway and Sweden, look for Swedish stations to use the following special prefixes between May 17th and June 7th:

         SE - SM stations    SJ - SK (club) stations
         SF - SA stations    SG - SL (milatary) ham stations

SV9, CRETE. Wolfgang, OE1WWL, will be active as SV9/OE1WWL/p from May 8-13th. Activity will be on all bands, SSB only, with 10 watts and a longwire antenna. QSL via his home callsign by the bureau.

TM5, FRANCE (Special Event). To celebrate 40th anniversary of the Radio-club de Sevran (F5KKD) near Paris, members will be active as TM5KD from May 27th to June 11th. Activity will be on all modes and bands. A special QSL card will be available. QSL via F5KKD. The radio club will also be active as TM5KD during the "VHF and Above Contest" the first weekend of July.

V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Operators Jurgis/LY2CY and Andrius/LY2TA will be active as V25O in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Multi-(?) entry. Activity will be from the V26B QTH. QSL via LY2TA.

YI, IRAQ. Korey, YI9VCQ/KA5VCQ, will be active in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via N3ST. ADDED NOTE: Korey, YI9VCQ/KA5VCQ, reports: "We are trying to organize a club effort under the auspices of the Iraqi Amateur Radio Society in Baghdad. The contest may include both Iraqi and American radio operators." Details will be finalized and posted on the Hamurabi Hams group page at: http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/hamruabihams/.

YI, IRAQ. Hal, WB4E, active as YI9B4E (yes callsign is correct) was heard this past week very active on 17 meters. Watch this band after 1700z. QSL via WB4E.

YJ, VANUATU (Also, A3). Remember YL operators Elizabeth/VE7YL and Gwen/ VK3DYL will be active this week from Port Vila and Aore Island (IOTA OC-035) between May 2-19th. They will receive their callsigns upon their arrival. Their expected activity will be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via VK3DYL, by the bureau or direct with 2 USDs or 1 new IRC. ADDED NOTE: They will visit Tonga (A3 - May 24th to June 8th) after this operation. They will activate Nuku'alofa (OC-049) and Vava'u (OC-064).

ZP0, PARAGUAY. Tomas, ZP5AZL, will be active as ZP0R during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via W3HNK.

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