Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 456
April 10, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 456
BID: $OPDX.456
April 10, 2000
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AI2Q, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4GN, KB5UOK, N7GSU, K8YSE, K0CA, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, E21EIC, EA4BB, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, JI3DST, LA8LA, PY2KQ, PY3PAZ, SP3GTS, UA0MF, VK4BLE, VK4ZEK, VK9NS and ZR1DQ for the following DX information.

10 METER BEACON. The N7GSU/BCN beacon on 28.2825 MHZ is now off the air. It has be replaced by a new machine now up and running on 28.292 MHz. Info is as follows: N7GSU/BCN running 250MW into a vertical antenna continously from McMinnville, OR (CN85if). Send signal reports to N7GSU direct or via E-mail to: robin@n7gsu.com Please enter the changes to your listing.

4W, EAST TIMOR. Trey, 4W/N5KO (one of the operators from the TX0CI operation) was active last week and operating from the "Turismo Hotel." His activity seems too be mainly on 15 meters CW and RTTY. However, there have been no QSNs reported since 1416z April 7th. May have gone QRT. QSL via OH2BN. Probably the most active station here is Antonio, 4W6GH. He can usually be found on 15 meters somewhere around/above 21300 kHz, but has also been heard on 80/17/12 meters. QSL via CT1EGH. Jose, 4W6EB, has been active too but it seems mainly on 17/12 meters. Check between 1500 and 1700z. QSL via CT1EEB (ONLY THE CBA!). Thor, 4W6MM, continues to be active mainly on 20/15 meters CW between 1130 and 1530z. However, there has been "some" SSB active. See QSL INFO AND NEWS below. Bernie, W3UR, editor of "The Daily DX", is back home now after his operation as 4W/W3UR and reports that he made 9200 QSOs. More details will be available later. Remember to QSL via OH2BN.

9M2, WEST MALAYSIA. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Richard, PA0RRS, will be active until April 27th, hopefully as 9M2/PA0RRS. QSL via homecall.

BQ9, PRATAS ISLAND. The BQ9P DXpedition is now active through April 12th. Look for this operation to be active about almost everywhere 24 hours a day. Remember to QSL via KU9C. (Please refer to OPDX.453)

BX, CHINA. BX4AF has been quite active on RTTY on 10102 and 21088 KHz after 1130z for a few hours and again after 0000z.

D2, ANGOLA. Fernando, EA4BB, informs OPDX that he is going back to Angola next week. He hopes to start operating as soon as possible with his callsign, D2BB. He guesses that he will remain there for one year. He will be taking with him his old Drake TR7A and a 6 element yagi, together with some wire to make dipoles. This time he will try harder on 40, 80 and 160 meters, if the QTH conditions permit. The QSL route is through his good friend Joe, W3HNK.

FH, MAYOTTE. Christian, FH/TU5AX, is looking for any QSOs on 6 meters. The "LNDX" states that he listens on 50.110 MHz starting around 1450z. He can also be heard sometimes on 14260 khz after 0330z and check 10 meters after 1200z between 28470 and 28500 kHz.

FM, MARTINIQUE. Jacques, F6BUM, will be active as FM/F6BUM from April 27th through May 4th.

FR5, REUNION ISLAND. Matthieu, F5PED, has been active as FR5DC since November. He is very active on 80-10 meters CW. He plans to be on 160 meters next winter. The latest spots show that he was on 24898 kHz at 1520z.


NEW COUNTRY ALMOST A REALITY! The DXAC has taken their vote on Chesterfield Island and has voted in favor to have it added to the DXCC List. It is now up to the Membership Service Committee (MSC) and the Awards Committee to accept the DXAC's decision. Be looking for an announcement coming out soon.


SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station 3Z0MM to be active from Szprotawa now through June 1st. Details were not provided as to why this station is active (WFWL). QSL via bureau or direct to: SP3KFH Radioklub LOK, ul. Warszawska 1A, 67-300 SZPROTAWA, POLAND

SPECIAL EVENT/PREFIX (More Brazilian Event Activity)...........

T8, PALAU (K2 QRP Operation!). By the time you read this, Shige, JA8CCL, will be operating his K2 rig in the South Pacific as T88CL now through April 13th. He will be on the "K2 Frequency" 28715 kHz and also 14333 kHz. Also, there may be other possible DX frequencies. He operates mostly on SSB, so don't expect much CW.

TT8, CHAD. Jean Luc, F5BAR, is still active as TT8JLB until July. His activity has been mainly CW on 15/12/10 meters lately. Check 10 and 15 meters after 2200z, sometimes after 1630z. QSL via F5BAR.

VK9WI, WILLIS ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update). David, VK4ZEK, informs OPDX that the Bureau of Meterorology has allowed them to take a 5th operator to Willis Island, so they will be fully active on 6m VHF. PJ Garden, VK4APG, has joined the Willis Team. There has been a change to the 6 meter beacon frequency due to crystal availability. Please note that it has been changed to 50.0515 MHz. For details check: http://www.qsl.net/vk9wi/1freqs.htm David also mentions that thanks to George Taft, W8UVZ, a Battle Creek Special antenna for 160/80/40 meters has just arrived in Brisbane. With the help of their 160m expert Nick, VK2ICV (VK9LX), they are hoping for plenty of 160 action from Willis.

VP6, PITCAIRN ISLAND. Jukka, VP6BR, continues to be very active. In recent days, QSNs show that he has been spreading his activity out on 160/80/40/ 30/20/15/10/6 meters. Reports indicate that Jukka has logged over 40,000 QSOs. His activity will continue until the end of April.

ZS31, ELEPHANT ROCK ISLAND. After a small delay in landing on the island due to bad weather and heavy seas, the ZS31ER DXpedition came on the air on the morning of April 2nd. However, by the time you read this, the operation will be over. According to the latest press release, they expected that most of the equipment would be dismantled on Sunday afternoon and one transceiver and G5RV antenna would remain operational until Monday, April 10th. The DXpedition website for updates is at: http://www.qsl.net/zr1dq/zs31er.htm

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