Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 711
May 30, 2005

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 711
BID: $OPDX.711
May 30, 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, W2VU, N3SL, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, W3YY, N4AA & QRZ DX, N5FG, K7ABV, K8YSE, 4X6UO, CT1END, CO8TW, DF4SA, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA1ELY, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, PT7WA, SP5XSD, SV1RK, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK4AAR and VK8NSB for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 22nd/May, through Sunday, 29th/May there were 209 countries active. Countries available: 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, 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, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).

3D2, FIJI. Andre, GM3VLB, is once again active as 3D2LB from Beachcomber Island (OC-121) until June 2nd. Activity is expected to be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. Over the past week he has been heard mostly on 20 meters SSB. This is expected to be a holiday style operation. QSL direct only to his home callsign: Andre Saunders, 6 Douglas Crescent, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 8BB, Scotland, UK.

4X17/4Z17, ISRAEL (Special Activity/Event). The Israel Amateur Radio Club (IARC) is proud to announce a special Amateur Radio operation honoring the largest Jewish sport event in the world - the 17th MACCABIAH GAMES - scheduled to be held in Tel-Aviv between July 10th-21st. Look for 14 Israeli special event stations to be on the air for 30 days beginning June 21st (20 days prior to the official opening of the games) until July 21st. Twelve stations will be active with the letters in their suffix from which the word "MACCABIAH" can be spelled. The other two stations will use a wild card ("joker") to assist the task. Here are the callsigns:

A special Award will be available for stations having at least 6 valid QSOs with the participating special event stations. The operation is valid for all radio amateurs and SWLs around the world. More details are available via the following Web pages: http://www.iarc.org/~4z4tl/Maccabiah17_main.htm and http://www.iarc.org.

9M8, EAST MALAYSIA (Mountain DXpedition Postponed!). OPDX has been informed by Alan, VK4AAR, that the proposed June expedition to a Dayak village in the mountains near Kuching City has been postponed until August 31st. (See OPDX.709 for details) Nothing else has been changed. Operators are still being sought to join them, and any one interested should contact 9M8SC at: chansc44@yahoo.com. Alan, VK4AAR, wants it understood that he is NOT the organizer of this venture. Mr. S C Chan, 9M8SC, is in the driving seat and all E-mails should be directed to him. However, Alan is their QSL Manager by appointment. The callsign will be announced later.

A3, TONGA. YL operators Elizabeth/VE7YL and Gwen/VK3DYL are now active as A35YL from Nuku'alofa (OC-049). Look for them to be active from Vava'u (OC-064) before they leave on June 8th. Their expected activity will be on 40-10 meter CW and SSB. They were spotted this past week on 20 meters CW/SSB and on 40/17 meters CW. QSL via VK3DYL, by the bureau or direct with 2 USDs or 1 new IRC.

A3, TONGA. Rick, AI5P, is expected to be in Tonga from May 28th until June 7th and be active as A35PX. Activity will be mostly on CW on 40-10 meters. As this was being typed no QSNs were reported. QSL via AI5P.

C6, BAHAMAS. Pete/W2GJ and Steve/AA4V are currently planning two trips to Crooked Island (NA-113). They are expected to be active in the IOTA Contest in July, and the CQ WW SSB Contest in late October. Both contests will be a Multi-Single entries. Their callsigns will be C6ARV (AA4V) and C6APR (W2GJ). Both operators will be active on the WARC bands before and after the contests. QSL via their home callsigns (QRZ.com).

C6, BAHAMAS. Eric, K9GY, will be active as C6AYM from December 23rd to January 1st. He will be on the islands of Nassau and Paradise. Activity will be mainly QRP CW on 40-10 meters and also 6 and 2 meters. QSL via K9GY.

CQ MAGAZINE NEWS RELEASES. CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, sent out two press releases this past week. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press releases as extra bulletins. The following are excerpts or summary of the two press releases:

CS9, MADEIRA ISLAND (Special Event). During the month of July, look for special event station CS9SRA to be active comemorating the 50th aniversary of the Cattle Exibition in Porto Moniz, Madeira Island (CT3). Details are available (in Spanish) on the following Web pages: http://www.arrm.pt.vu and http://members.netmadeira.com/arrm/noticias.htm.

CU4, AZORES (Contest/IOTA/Lighthouse Activity). A group of 12 European operators will activate Graciosa Island (EU-175) between July 23rd and August 4th. Hermann, HB9CRV, will kick it off as CU4/CT3FN on 6 meters, including a beacon on 50.112 MHz. The entire group will begin operations as CU4T from Lighthouse do Carapacho (LH-113) on July 27. The operators mentioned are: CT1AGF, CT1EPV, CT1EGW, CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, DJ2VO, DF6QV, G3KHZ, HB9CNU, HB9CQL, HB9CRV/CT3FN and HB9EBV. For the IOTA Contest, July 30-31, look for the group to be a Multi/Single entry, and the callsign will be changed to CU4M, then revert to CU4T after the contest. Outside of the contest, operations will include RTTY and PSK. QSL CU4M and CU4T to CT1GFK, direct or by the bureau. QSL CU4/CT3FN via HB9CRV, direct or by the bureau.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit: T68G - Afghanistan. Current operation effective April 2005.

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

J6, ST. LUCIA. Operators Scott/N9AG (J68AS), Kirk/W8QID (J68ID) and Mark/WB9CIF (J6/WB9CIF) will be here from June 21st to July 5th. Their activity will be mostly 6 meters, RTTY and 160 meters (for the VKs), but all bands are available. QSL to their home callsigns.

KH2, GUAM. Philip, KH2X, will be active from Guam (OC-064) during the RGSB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL KH2X.

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active again as P40W during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via N2MM. Look for activity on the WARC bands and 160m during the week before the contest.

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


OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to Norman's and Bushy's families and friends.

SPECIAL EVENT. To celebrate the 73rd annual "24 Heures du Mans" being held June 18-19th in Le Mans, France, the radio amateurs of Sarthe will activate TM6ACO between June 5-19th, which includes the 24 hour race. Activity will be on all bands CW and SSB. A special QSL card will be issued. QSL via F6KFI. The radio amateurs of Sarthe have been airing a special callsign for 54 years, since 1952. These callsigns have been used in the past: F3YE, F3XC, F8GE, F6KFI, TV6ACO and TM6ACO. A special "24 Heures du Mans Award" is available for anyone who has contacted three of the special callsigns (GCR + 10 Euros) by sending to F6KFI: BP22088, F-72002 LE MANS CEDEX 1 (FRANCE). More information is available at: http://asso.proxiland.fr/aras72/.

SPECIAL EVENT (Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration). Members of the "Great Falls Area Amateur Radio Club" in Great Falls, Montana, will activate the special event callsign, W7M, from 0000z, June 13th through 2359z, June 26th. Suggested frequncies are:

QSL with SASE/IRC to: W7ECA, P.O.BOX 1763, Great Falls, MT. 59403-1763

T88, PALAU. Yasu/JA6BJV and Toshio/JA3IFT will be going here for their vacation between June 3-6th. Yasu will operate CW as T88AG and Toshio will operate SSB as T88AH. They will be on all bands, but mainly on 40 meters and above. QSL via the bureau, to their home callsigns or direct to their address below. JA6BJV: Noriyasu Noguchi, 3-7-4 Midorigaoka, Arao, Kumamoto, 864-0033 JAPAN and JA3IFT: Toshio Nishina, 224-1, Jyuri, Ritto, Shiga 520-3039 JAPAN The T88AG log is expected to be uploaded to the LoTW.

VU, INDIA. Bob, W3YY, informs OPDX that he is sorry to report that Miku, VU2WAP, has lost his main tower and antenna which were destroyed in a recent storm. Miku is currently assessing the damage and deciding what to do next.

ZB2, GIBRALTAR. Adrian, G0KOM, will be active as ZB2/G0KOM for the UKSMG 6 meter Contest during the first weekend of June. He expects to be active between June 2-6th. Although his primary efforts will be 6 meters, he will also have HF capability and will also operate on all bands except for 160m. Adrian hopes to travel to Gibraltar at least 2 more times over the summer for the sporadic E season. QSL via his home callsign.

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