Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 717
July 11, 2005

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 717
BID: $OPDX.717
July 11, 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, N1QAE, N2OO, N2YO, K3LR, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, K8YSE, WT8C, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, JT1CD, LA9VDA, LU4BR, LU5FF, OH2BH, PG7V, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3NQK, VK3DYL and VK4AN for the following DX information.

** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR: Due to some late and special IARU Contest announcements, the bulletin was released earlier than normal this week (Friday, July 8th) to accommodate the operators and keep the subscribers up-to-date.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 1st/July, through Friday, 8th/July there were 215 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, 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, R1FJ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK2, 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).

3V8, TUNISIA (IOTA Op). Some members of The Canary Islands DX Society (EC8ADU, EC4DX, EC8AUA) and some Tunisian operators have announced that they will be active from Djerba Island (AF-038). 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. QSL via the Bureau to Javi, EC4DX; more infomation is available on QRZ.com. Visit the DXpedition's Web site at: http://www.cidxs.com.

9M4, EAST MALAYSIA. Operators 9M6US and 9M6MU will activate the official IARU HQ station 9M4SHQ for Malaysia for the IARU Contest. Please note that this station will be located at the Hill View Gardens Amateur Radio Club station in Sabah. QSL 9M4SHQ via N2OO.

A3, TONGA. Alex, HB9FBO, will be active as A35BO from October 24th to December 1st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC bands, and on CW/SSB/PSK31. QSL via info on QRZ.com. Look for a A35BO Web page in the coming weeks.

CY9SS, ST. PAUL ISLAND. The CY9SS DXpedition on St. Paul Island went QRT on Wednesday, July 6th.

DX SUMMIT AND THE FINNISH TREASURE HUNT (OH2W, OH4W, OH5W, OH6W, OH7W, OH8W and OH9W). Martti, OH2BH, reports: "The Elisa Radio Club of Finland is managing the original world-renowned DX Summit, and you may have noticed that their heading includes the callsign of the group who operates the DX Cluster 'OH9W'. This coming weekend marks another interesting event when the DX Cluster will be employed to support the WRTC-2006 (World Radiosport Team Championship) OH qualifying run for 24 hours during the CW/SSB IARU Radiosport Contest that is sure to penetrate the bands. OH9W along with six (6) other W (Whiskey) callsigns will compete with low-power stations to capture the honors for Finnish team captain of the 2006 WRTC event. You are invited to try to log these seven stations by following this DX Summit link: http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/wrtc.html. From the above link you can move to the DX Summit Main Page and send your own spots and compete for honors to be one of the stations producing the highest number of spots during this event. If you manage to work all seven stations, a professional video featuring the WRTC-2002 event will be yours at no cost. The competing captain candidates - OH0XX, OH1JT, OH1NOA, OH2UA, OH4JFN and OH6RX - will appreciate your call on all bands."

FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA. OPDX was informed that Guy, FR5ZL, will be active here as FW5ZL between July 13th and August 13th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15 meters CW/SSB, and possibly RTTY and PSK31. QSL direct to FR5ZL (NO QSLs via the French Bureau).

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Members of the Lomadeltoro Contest Team will be active as HI3CCP in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/High-Power entry. Operators mentioned are: HI3CCP, HI3TEJ, HI3NR and HI8ROX. QSL via ON4IQ.

Also, members of the Lomadeltoro Contest Team (operators not provided) will be active as HI3A in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via AD4Z. Visi the Lomadeltoro Contest Team's Web page at: http://www.lomadeltoro.com.

INTERESTING PRESS RELEASE OF THE WEEK (New DXCC Entity?). OPDX received a press release from Eddie DeYoung, VK4AN, titled "ROYAL AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY (RARS) of the HUTT RIVER PROVINCE PRINCIPALITY". The press release states:

"We are a small country, located on the Australian continent, just north of Geraldton, Western Australia. We just celebrated 35 years of Independence from Australia and have received recognition from a UN-member country! Due to recent events, we are now ready to commence radio transmissions! Firstly, we established the Ministry of Communications, a Communications Act was decreed, Radio Regulations were formulated using the IARU Regulations as a guideline, and a body to represent Amateur Radio in the Principality was created, to be known as the Royal Amateur Radio Society. The RARS came into being 01 July 2005. We have just applied for membership in the ITU/IARU-R3, and once a provisional prefix is granted by the ITU, we will qualify for new country status for DXCC purposes. We believe that we have submitted all the documentation that should be required. Once we have 'New Country' status, it is anticipated that a large number of DXers/Contesters will be eager to operate from here. The prefix block 'H5A~Z' has been applied for, and will be used (unofficially) until ratified by the ITU. We have a club-station room available at the main Government building, and acres of land for an antenna farm 'but' we do not have any equipment or antennas to offer visiting Hams as yet. We are asking the international DX community for help as we are an emerging country, and, as can be expected, funds are scarce to purchase equipment for the Club station. You and your group can help in several ways: by joining RARS; donate or sell radio items surplus to your needs at minimal cost; donation of funds. All donations of equipment and funds will be acknowledged by a personal letter of thanks from the RARS and our Sovereign, HRH Prince Leonard! Items can be sent direct to Hutt River Province, or to me for checking and any refurbishment. I am planning to return to Hutt River Province in a few months, and can take what we have and set it up to begin operations. DXpedition groups will be very welcome, but, will need to make a reservation, as we expect a 'flood' of hams wanting to use the club facilities in the first year that we have DXCC country status. 'Self contained' groups are welcome anytime. For information about the Hutt River Province Principality; an insight into our 35-year history of independence and photos of the Principality, please visit http://www.hutt-river-province.com. An application for membership, citizenship, more information, or reply on other matters, can be had by contacting me at dg-comms@hutt-river-province.com.

Yours in amateur radio,

Eddie DeYoung H50A~VK4AN~VK6CC
Director-General - Ministry of Communications & temporary RARS "Secretary of Everything"
VK QTH: 17~19 Ross St, Maryborough, QLD 4650 Australia
H5 QTH: Government Offices, Nain, Hutt River Province, via Northampton, WA 6535 Australia"

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

JT3, MONGOLIA. From the HQ station of the MRSF, look for JT3T to partipicate in the IARU World Championships from the border town of Zamyn-Uud. QSL direct to JT1CH: P.O. Box 421, Ulaanbaatar-38, MONGOLIA.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY...................

LR2, ARGENTINA. Look for LR2F to be active during the IARU Contest this weekend as a Multi-Single CW/SSB entry. Before the competition the operators will activate the station on different bands putting an emphasis on 160m. The operators mentioned are: LU2FA, LW7DX, LW9DA, LU5CW, LU1FZR, LU4FPZ and LU5FF. To request sked for QSOs before the competition, send an E-mail to: lr2f@hotmail.com. QSL via LU2FA.

OL200, SLOVAKIA (Special Event). Look for OL200BA and other special event stations to be active now through December 31st celebrate the "Battle of the Three Emperors" in Austerlitz 200 years ago. More information can be found on the following Web page at: http://www.qrz.cz/Pages/diplom_en.html.

PA2000, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Look for special event station PA2000N to be active on the air between July 8-23rd. Activity is to celebrate the 2000th anniversary of the City of Nijmegen (also known as Noviomagum).

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

TZ, MALI. The VooDoo Contest Group will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) this year signing TZ5A. As usual, they will be a Multi- Multi entry with seven 1 KW stations and mono-band antennas. QSL TZ5A via G3SXW. Individual licences have been issued to the team members as follows:

                AA7A  - TZ6NS     K7WP  - TZ6CW
                G3SXW - TZ5A      KC7V  - TZ6MF
                G4BWP - TZ6WP     KY7M  - TZ6LF
                G4IRN - TZ6RN     N7NG    TZ6NG

G3PJT and K5VT will also join the operators of the TZ5A contest group. QSL personal TZ callsigns will be used outside the contest. More details are forthcoming.

W1AW/5 AND NU1AW/3 HQ MULTIPLIERS FOR IARU. Tim Duffy, K3LR, sent out the following press release:

"The two USA Headquarters (HQ) multipliers for the 2005 IARU HF World Championship contest will be very active on all HF bands and modes this coming weekend. The ARRL HQ station, W1AW, will be portable five in Arkansas with multi multi contest station, K5GO as the flagship host station. The IARU HQ station, NU1AW, will be portable three with multi multi contest station K3LR as the flagship host station.

QSL to the W1AW and NU1AW addresses as listed on QRZ.COM Experienced contestmen from several states will man the radios for the 24 hours contest period.

W1AW/5 will be staffed with 12 CW and 15 SSB operators. NU1AW/3 will be staffed with 6 CW and 6 SSB operators."

WP3, PUERTO RICO. Alfredo, WP3C, will be active in this year's CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via W3HNK. Visit his Web site at: http://www.wp3c.qth.com.

YI, IRAQ. Ilian, YI9LZ, in Ad Diwaniyah, will participate in the IARU HF World Championship 2005 (1200z, July 9th to 1200z, July 10th) as his work duties dictate. QSL via LZ1ZF.

YR0, ROMANIA. The Romanian headquarter station will be active in the 2005 IARU HF World Championship as YR0HQ. A free award (YR0HQ 2005 AWARD) is issued for those who work this callsign during this contest. Details are available at: http://www.hamradio.ro.

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