Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 465
June 12, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 465
BID: $OPDX.465
June 12, 2000
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
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Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, WB2REM, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & THE 59(9) DX REPORT, K4VUD, KR4OJ, ND5S, W5WP, KG6AR/4, NI6T, K8MN, K8YSE, NE8Z, WA8AA, KE9KD & DX Central, KU9C, CT1CSN, CX6VM, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DL1YFF, DL4TT, DL7IO, HA7WFG, JI3DST, RA3SL, SP5EWY and UT5UGR for the following DX information.

4U1UN, UNITED NATIONS HQ. Fritz, DL4TT, has informed OPDX that he will be in New York City from July 27th to August 20th. In this period he will try to operate on several days from the UN headquarters club station. When these dates are scheduled, the exact dates will be announced on the PacketClusters. The mode will be CW and an emphasis will be taken on working "weak stations". Fritz states, "Please avoid any dupes. In case you have logged the same band and mode at an earlier opportunity, give others a chance! As in the past, QSLing of 4U1UN will not be in the hand of the individual operator."

4X, ISRAEL. Dave, W5WP, will be here July 2-20th, operating from the QTH of 4X6RD as 4X/W5WP. His initial operation will be on 10/15/20 meters. If a G5RV can be installed, his operation will be expanded to include the WARC band and 40/80 meters. Operations will be on SSB, CW and possibly (if he can get his laptop configured) PSK31. PLEASE NOTE: Dave states that he is NOT one of the great CW ops; patience will be required!!! This is an operating vacation, not a DXpedition! Participation in the IARU contest is planned. All QSLs including SWL will be answered; direct via CBA with SASE. QSL Bureau is fine. Please DO NOT send cards to the Israel bureau! Although he is a member of the IARC, he does not live there. (Also, see "IOTA NEWS...")

5H3US, NEWS RELEASE. Dave Heil, K8MN, active for the past two years as 5H3US in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is pulling the plug on a decade-and-a-half of DXing and contesting which resulted in over 230,000 QSOs from various spots. Dave and his Finnish XYL Leila leave for the U.S. on June 16th on a permanent basis and will spend the next month relaxing at their rural West Virginia home. Dave promises that a book on his travels is in the works.

The Heils met in 1986 during Dave's first assignment to Helsinki. They married in Guinea-Bissau in early 1989. Dave's subsequent Foreign Service assignments took them to Sierra Leone and Botswana. The couple took a needed break from Africa from mid-1995 through mid-1998 to return to Finland over the solar minimum.

Dave's ex-calls include OH2 and OH0/K8MN, J52US, 9L1US, A22MN. He was also a member of the 1986 OH0MD/OJ0 team which featured OH2BH, OH2BAZ, OH0MA, OH0RJ, W6EUF and K8MFO. QSL manager WA8JOC still holds logs for all of Dave's operations.

5R, MADAGASCAR. The "DX News Letter" reports that Sigi, DJ4IJ, is working in Madagascar and hopes to become active sometime between now and June 17th. Meanwhile, 5R8FU has been active on 20 meters SSB between 1100 and 1330z.

7P8AA LESOTHO DXPEDITION 2000. Hans-Juergen Bartels, DL1YFF, team leader of the 7P8AA DXpedition to Lesotho (Please refer to OPDX.457), wants to remind everyone that the 7P8AA DXpedition will take place in July. They will leave from Frankfurt July 2nd and return July 23rd. They plan to be on the air from 160-6 meters in SSB, CW and RTTY. You can see more information on their Website: http://www.qsl.net/7p8aa/

D4, CAPE VERDE ISLANDS. "The 59(9) DX Report" reports that Jose, EA8EE, will be active November 6-12th as D44DX. His activity will include 6 meters.

E41, PALESTINE. Jess, KR4OJ, has recently talked with David, E41/OK1DTP, on June 2nd (on 21335 kHz at 1440z) and David reported that he is working at a school in Palestine and will be there until July 2001. Jess states that he looked up David (under OK1DTP) on QRZ.COM ( http://www.qrz.com ), and noticed that he had an E-mail address ( ok1dtp@hotmail.com ). It also shows a neat picture of his QSL card. Jess dropped him an E-Mail, and told him that he still needs E41. So, David wrote him back and set up a sked. David said that he will continue to be available, on the air (from the school), each Friday, and if anyone needs E41, drop him an E-Mail and he will set up a sked, SSB or CW. QSLs are handled by his father, Jiri Lunak, OK1TD, U Sporky 185, 470 01 Ceska Lipa, Chech Republic. David was spotted this past weekend on 21020 kHz between 1700 and 1800z.

HC/HC8, ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS DX AWARDS. Dr. Rick Dorsch, NE8Z/HC1MD, has announced two new DX awards available to Amateur Radio Operators and Short Wave Listeners worldwide. These awards have beed developed to recognize all past, present and future DX operations from Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Both multicolored diplomas (8.5 x 11 inches/21.5 x 28cm) are of very high quality and were printed by "Octavia" (RA6YR). The full color diplomas and award rules can be viewed at: http://www.octavia.com/qsl/awards.htm

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

J7, DOMINICA. Reports state George, K5KG, plans to be active here July 1-11th and plans to participate in the IARU Championship Contest. However, no callsign was mentioned.

KH5K, KINGMAN REEF (and KH5, PALMYRA ATOLL). The Kingman/Palmyra DX Group (KPDXG) is proud to announce the core team for its planned Kingman Reef 2000 DXpedition in October:

    Bob Allphin, K4UEE              Dave Johnson, WB4JTT
    Harry Booklan, RA3AUU           Jari Jussila, OH2BU
    Chuck Brady, N4BQW              Franz Langner, DJ9ZB
    Kimo Chun, KH7U                 Garry Shapiro, NI6T
    Pat Guerin, NH6UY               Ned Stearns, AA7A
    Tom Harrell, N4XP               Vrata Vaverka, OK1KT
    Al Hernandez, K3VN

They are also pleased to announce the appointment of Klaus Wagner, DL1XX, as European pilot, and Don Greenbaum, N1DG, as Webmaster. They plan at least four stations and coverage from 160 through 6 meters. Details will be provided as October approaches. Transportation costs to this remote location will be considerable; contributions of any size to defray the costs of this DXpedition will be greatly appreciated. Please send yours to: Tom Harrell, N4XP, 2011 New High Schoals Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677.

They shall continue to man Palmyra Atoll, KH5, over the summer. To date, their efforts have focussed upon assisting The Nature Conservancy's purchase of the atoll, which has limited amateur radio operations. However, they anticipate that operating opportunities will increase in the near future. QSL all KPDXG operations to K4TSJ.

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

VP2E, ANGUILLA. Jim, WB2REM, will be active using a "four letter suffix" callsign VP2EREM from July 1-12th. He will operate 160-10 meters. QSL via WB2REM.

VP5, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. Look for Carlo, I4ALU, to be active from Jody's, VP5JM, QTH on the Providenciales as VP5/I4ALU, August 14-28th. Activity will be on all HF bands CW only. QSL via I4ALU.

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Dale, W4QM, will once again be active as VQ4QM from Diego Garcia. He will be active for 4-5 months starting in mid-late July, mainly CW. QSL via W4QM.

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