Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 714
June 20, 2005

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 714
BID: $OPDX.714
June 20, 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, NG3K, W1MLG, KI3O, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WF4W, KH7U, K8YSE, W9UI, BA4RF, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL4KQ, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, G3SWH, GM4SUC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, IZ2DPX, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, MM0DFV, OE8KDK, ON5NT, SM5DQC, UA0AOZ, UA2FM and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th/June, through Sunday, 19th/June there were 212 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, DL, DU, E3, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J5, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, 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, PZ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).

4X, ISRAEL. Look for 4X0WV to be active once again in the 2005 CQWW SSB Contest (October 29-30th). The operator is West Virginia's ARRL Section Manager and Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC) contester, Hal, W8HC (ex-KC8FS). He will return to Israel in October for a third consecutive CQWW SSB Contest from the IARC Club Station 4X4REM in Reut, located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Joining Hal this year is Jerry, K8OQL, another PVRCer from West Virginia. They will operate as a Multi-Single entry using 4X0WV during the contest. The special callsign was used last year by Hal and Dave, WA8WV. QSL to W8HC or via the bureau.

5H, TANZANIA. On Saturday afternoon there was a meeting of the National Capital DX Association at (Frank) W3LPL's QTH, and Ralph Karhammer, VK4VB (aka 5H3RK), announced that he would be leaving Sunday, June 19th for Tanzania. Look for him on 40/20/15 meters CW. QSL via: Ralph Karhammer, 1306 34th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007-2801.

9J, ZAMBIA. James, 9J2CA, has been active recently on 20/17 meters CW. Watch these bands around 0430z and between 1400-1600z (maybe as late as 1830z). His QSL Manager is Phil, G3SWH. Phil states, "I have now received all of James' historic logs and the QSL cards from the printers."

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (News from ON5NT). Ghis, A6/ON5NT, informs OPDX that about 10 new A61-one-letter-suffix callsigns/licenses have recently been issued to local operators. OPDX has seen QSNs for A61M, A61Q and A61R. Look for A6/ON5NT to be active from Dubai until the end of June and then again during August and September. Ghis will spend his holidays at home in Belgium during the whole month of July. A multicolor-picture of A6/ON5NT QSLs will be ready on his return home in July. All cards received as of now will be answered in July. He tells OPDX that he has made 9000 QSOs.

ADDED NOTES FROM GHIS. Ghis provides the following updates on the operators in the World Food Programme:

B*HQ, CHINA. The Chinese Radio Sports Association (CRSA) HQ stations will be on air during the 2005 IARU HF World Championship. Nine well-equipped contest stations will sign 5 different special callsign on 160-10 meters, CW and SSB. They want to produce the best score ever done in China. Look for the following stations to be active:

 Callsign   Band/Mode   Host Station   Operator
  --------   ---------   ------------   --------
   B2HQ      160m/SSB       BA2QA        BD2QA
   B2HQ      160m/CW        BA2QA        BD2QA
   B7HQ       80m/SSB                    BA7NI
   B4HQ       80m/CW        BA4RF        BA4RF
   B4HQ       40m/SSB       BY4RSA       BD5RV/4
   B1HQ       40m/CW        BY1PK        BA1RB
   B7HQ       20m/SSB       BA7JA        BA7JA
   B4HQ       20m/CW        BY4BZB       BA4ED
   B1HQ       15m/SSB                    BA1AJ
   B7HQ       15m/CW        BD7IPD       BA7NQ
   B4HQ       10m/SSB       BA4RC        BA4RC
   B3HQ       10m/CW        BY3CC        BA3CE

ADDED NOTE: Two awards are available: CRSA HQ Award and the CRSA 0-9 District Award. Please contact BA4RF for details at: ba4rf@arrl.net.

CY9SS, ST. PAUL ISLAND. The CY9SS operation still continues in spite of some early related weather problems. Reportedly, there are more operators on the island now. This past Sunday activity was heard on 160/40/20/15/6 meters some SSB and CW. There seems to be some confusion on the QSL address. There are three different addresses for VY2SS.

  HamCall: Robert Robertson, #57 Tranquility Land, Bloomfield,
           PE C0B 1E0, Canada
  QRZ.com: Robert Robertson, #57 Tranquility Land, Oleary,
           PE C0B 1E0, Canada
 Web Page: Robert Robertson, RR#3, Oleary, PEI, Canada C0B 1V0

Since the CY9SS operation has a Web page with an address, OPDX suggests to use that address. However, OPDX would think all three addresses are "OK", because "Prince Edward Island" (PE or PEI) is not all that big.

GREEK (J4) ISLAND TOUR. Antonio, IK8VRH, and possibly others have announced their "2005 IOTA SV Tour". Activity will be on 20/17/15 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via IK8VRH. The proposed schedule is as follows:

      Dates         Greek Island    Reference Numbers       Callsign
  --------------   --------------   -----------------       --------
  August 12-14th - Spetses Island   EU-075 LH-GRE063        J48RH/P
  August 16-18th - Dokos Island     EU-075 LH-GRE058        J48RH/P
  August 20-22nd - Kityra Island    EU-113 LH-GRE120 *      J48RH/P
  August 24-26th - Sapientia Island EU-158 LH-GRE116 **     J43RH/P
          *  Or possibly Elofonnisos Island (NO LH)
          ** Or possibly Skiza Island (NO LH)

HAMRADIO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN ACTIVITIES. Frank, DL4KQ, provides the following announcements:

ILLW UPDATE. Mike, GM4SUC, reports that as of Sunday, June 19th, there are already 164 stations in 31 countries that have confirmed their participation in the 2005 International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, August 20-21st. A list of the stations with QTH and QSL information can be found at: http://illw.net/2005_list.htm. If you want to join in the fun during the ILLW, please listen for other lighthouse or lightship stations. They wish to remind non-U.S. CW stations to operate above 14025 kHz to allow access by Advanced Class U.S. amateurs. Operations below 14225 kHz just eliminates the potential for some U.S. hams to work the LH stations. Last year there were 376 lighthouse/lightship stations active during the ILLW. So come and join them in the fun during the ILLW and make a total of over 400 lighthouse/ship station contacts. An entry form can be found on the web page at: http://illw.net.

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

J3, GRENADA. Remember to look for Dick, K5AND, as J3/K5AND on June 24th. He will be on the Island of Grenada (IOTA NA-024) until July 3rd. Also along on the trip are Arliss/W7XU, Holly/N0QJM and Johan/ON4IQ. Activity will be on CW/SSB on 6 meters (50107 kHz) and 2 meters. There will also be a 2m EME operation using the JT65a digital mode. You can make EME skeds on the following sites: http://www.dxers.info and http://www.chris.org/cgi-bin/jt65eme. NO SKEDS until they arrive on the island!

KH5, PALMYRA ISLAND (Postponed). Kimo Chun/KH7U and Patrick Guerin/NH6UY announced that their working trip to Palmyra, KH5, from June 28-30th, has been postponed. The announcement stated that their airplane seats were needed for other passengers. However, they are expected to go there for a few days later in the year, perhaps in a month or two. They state, "As always, operations are never predictable as we have specific tasks to complete and a somewhat short time to do them in. Generally, operations occur at local night time with the possibility of the hours at dawn and later. It is pretty much the same time zone as Hawaii, KH6/KH7 (UTC minus 10h). A new announcement will be forthcoming when we know more."

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLAND. Bob/W9UI and his wife Traudel/WD6CTL will be at Windwood on the Island of St. Croix from June 23rd to July 8th. Like the other SWODXAers going to St Lucia, they will be on the lookout for 6 meter sporadic E contacts. At other times, they will be on HF (or diving!). QSL both operations via W9UI (by the bureau or direct).

LA, NORWAY. Giovanni, IZ2DPX, will be active as LA/IZ2DPX/P from July 11-17th. Activity will be with a FT-817 on HF and 6 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Visit his Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/ik2duw/.

NEW LIGHTHOUSE WEB SITE. Visit the new Web site for the "Worked All Italian Lighthouses Award" (WAIL) at: http://www.wail.it/. There are new rules and many new references numbers. Other lighthouse Web sites to visit are: http://www.arlhs.com and http://www.wlota.com.

OE50, AUSTRIA. The Austrian Amateur Radio Society will take part in the 2005 IARU-HF-Championship on July 9-10th. Their Club station will be on 24 hours on all bands, and they will work in the Headquarters-Section. The callsign will be OE50A, and during the Contest they will give out the HQ-Multi: OVSV. QSL via the bureau or direct to: OVSV-HQ, Eisvogelgasse 4/1, 1050 Wien, Austria.

ADDED NOTE: This year it is also possible to earn two diplomas:

  1. The W-OE-XHQ Diploma: For this Diploma, you have to work OE1XHQ-OE9XHQ or OE50A on 6 different Bands/Modes.
  2. The OE50-Diploma: Austrian Amateur Radio Operators are celebrating 50 Years State Treaty with the Special Prefix OE50 from Jan. 1, 2005, to Dec. 31, 2005.

In 2005, Austria celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the State Treaty which established political autonomy for the Austrian Republic after occupation by the Allied countries - the USA, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Tomi, OH6EI, will be active as OH0Z during the IARU HF Championships Contest (July 9-10th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry (possibly CW or Mixed, not yet decided yet). QSL via OH5DX.

PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Operators Geoff/W0CG, Martin/W1MD, Joe/W9JUV, John/N4RV and Charles/K1XX will be active from Curacao as PJ2T during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via N9AG. Visit the PJ2T Web page at: http://www.pj2t.org.

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

R750/RK2/UA2, KALININGRAD (Special Activity/Event/Prefix). Victor, UA2FM, RK2FWA Trustee, wants to remind everyone that from June 20th to July 20th, UA2 hams will be active with a R750 prefix celebrating the 750th anniversary of Konigsberg - Kaliningrad. He mentions that this month is a great opporunity to get their awards without QSL cards. Please, see the rules at the following Web sites. (Don't be confused with the cyrillic letters, move your cursor down, the English text is also there.):

Most of the callsigns are suffix based, but some may be different. Please, do not send cards via Box 88 Moscow, since they do not cooperate with the SRR QSL bureau. Use the UA2 QSL Bureau address instead: UA2 QSL Bureau, ROSTO Technical School, ul.Ozernaya 31, Kaliningrad, 236029 Russia. Otherwise follow the operator's QSL instructions. Also, look for the UA2 Contest Club station, RK2FWA (aka RW2F), to be active signing R750KG during the above dates. Please, see QRZ.com for QSL info, or use the above bureau address.

SV9, CRETE. Tomaz, S59W, will be active as SV9/S59W on EU-015 between July 25th and August 14th. His activity will be limited, but he will be active in the RGSB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

T68, AFGHANISTAN. Johnny, LA5IIA, who has been active as T68G since March, informs OPDX that he will be working with UNICEF (Afghanistan) as a Telecom Officer until March 2007. He mentions that he will do his best to stay active as much as possible with an emphasis on CW, the WARC bands, low bands (He will do special effort towards North, Central and South America on 160-30m during winter season.) and some digimodes. However, he does state, "Be aware that power cut offs, unstable voltage, heavy thunderstorms and incredible man made noise makes it difficult to keep up a regular and steady activity." Johnny was heard this past week very active on 20 meters RTTY between 1230-2000z. His equipment is: FT-1000D, IC-706 MKIIG, ACOM 1000, R8 mulitband vertical, dipoles, 1/4 lmb vertical on 80m, inverted L on 160m and Pennant RX antennas for the low bands. QSL via LA4YW or via the info on QRZ.com. Visit his Web page at: http://home.broadpark.no/~johnnyj/YA8G/.

TA, TURKEY (Also, IOTA op!). Look for Goran, YZ1SG, to be active (during his spare time) this week from Bodrum, Turkey, as TA4/YZ1SG, and also from Karaada Island (AS-098) as TA0/YZ1SG. Activity will last until June 29th. He states that he will use 100 watts and verticals. QSL is "OK" via the bureau or direct via his home callsign.

UA0, ASIATIC RUSSIA (New RRA!). Look for Andre/RA0CS/p, Slava/UA0AOZ/0 and Vlad/UA0ACG/0 to activate Toki Island (RR-14-05 new one, RDA: HK-15) located in the Bay of Sakhalin Group, June 24-26th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and BPSK31. QSL via their home callsigns. For details on the Russian Robinson Award (RRA), visit the following Web page at: http://hamradio.ru/rrc/AWARDS/rra_e.htm.

V3, BELIZE. Jerald/K0BCN and Mike/WQ5C will be active as V31MX and V31MQ, respectively, from Caye Caulker (NA-073), between October 26th and November 1st. Look for V31MQ to operate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band/Low-Power entry (band TBD upon arrival). Outside of the contest they will be active on 20/17/15/12/10 meters CW/SSB/PSK. QSL via their home callsigns.

ZD9, GOUGH ISLAND. Larry, W1MLG, informs OPDX that Andy Repetto, ZD9BV, and his XYL, Lorraine, ZD9CO, are in Capetown, South Africa until September 2005. Lorraine required hospitalization, but she is now out and recovering. Andy is requesting/looking for a possible donation of a small rig that might be used for his return trip. He mentions that a possibility exists for a stop at Gough Island on the journey. He can be contacted in Capetown at the following local telephone number: 4613591

ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Tommy, VK2IR, will be active as ZK1IIR starting July 2-12th. Activity will be on all bands SSB from 40-6 meters. He is looking for a QSL Manager. His Email address is: vk2ir@optusnet.com.au.

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