Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 466
June 19, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 466
BID: $OPDX.466
June 19, 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, N2OO, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & THE 59(9) DX REPORT, N4GN, N4MM, NI6T, K7BV, K8FF, K8YSE, K0YR, 9A3ZG, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4EDG, JA1ELY, JA3MZB, JG7LQU, JI3DST, JR3TVH, LW9EUJ, OE8CIQ, ON4BAM, SM3TLG, SM5MX, UR5EAW, UT1EJ and ZL2HU for the following DX information.

4W, EAST TIMOR. Plans for an early October 2000 East Timor operation concentrating on the lower HF bands are underway by Dennis, K7BV. Made, YB9BV, and a well known USA Low Band operator (identity will be announced soon) will join Dennis in this effort to make 4W available on 40, 80 and 160 meters for over a week. Special antennas for the operation are being constructed at this time. QSL via KU9C. For up-to-date info, visit Dennis's Web page at: http://www.qth.com/k7bv/

9A, CROATIA ISLANDS (IOCA activity). Be looking for new activity from Croatian islands starting this week. Operators Frane/9A5V, Fredi/9A5KV, Matko/9A3VM and perhaps Tom/9A2AA will activate the following islands between June 22nd and 25th: Misjak (CI-066, JN74OH), Pag (CI-082, JN74MK), Veliki i Mali Sikavac (CI-136, JN74OH), Vir (CI-141, JN74NH) and Zecevo (CI-147, JN74OH). All islands are also valid for IOTA, EU-136. They will be active on all bands and modes. QSL via home call.

ADDED NOTE: Denis, 9A3ZG, reports that IOCA Directories will be available at the Croatian stand at the "25th HAM RADIO" convention in Friedrichshafen, Germany (June 22-24th). The cost of "Directory for The Islands of Croatia Award" is 10 USD or equivalent in DEM (20 DEM), and that covers the cost for the Basic Certificate. That means you don't have to pay for the Basic certificate when you have the Directory with your own number on it. In the Directory you will find both the full rules and the list of all islands for the award with their coordinates.

AFRICAN TRIP. Maurice, ON4BAM, will be touring South Africa next month between July 21st and August 13th with his family. During the trip he will be active from the rental car with a "TS-50S" and "Outbacker Perth" antenna (and if possible dipole/wire). He will also make a short stop in Swaziland on July 26th and 27th. The callsigns are ZS/ON4BAM for South Africa and 3DA0MA for Swaziland. The 3DA license is confirmed but not yet in hand, and his ZS license is a CEPT. Activity will be on the follow- ing bands in that order depending on propagation: 15, 12, 17, 10, 20 meters. QSL to ON4BAM bureau (UBA only!!) or direct.

DXCC NEWS. John Kanode, N4MM, reported this week that "On June 1, the 15 meter record column on your DXCC record was opened up and should appear on all records sent out from that date on. Some of you may already have records with the 15 meter info on them. On July 1, the Single band 15 meter award will be available. There is no rush to apply due to the fact that the 15 meter single band DXCC will be like the 20 meter one, they will not be numbered. The 15 meter single band DXCC totals will not be included in the De Soto Cup award this year. The De Soto Cup for this year will be the 160, 80, 40, 20, 10 and 6 meter totals. Hopefully 17 and 12 meters will be added somethime in 2001. It depends on the backlog at HQ. The ARRL staff checked 14,800 cards at Dayton. The new DXCC list is in production and should be available in late August or early September." ADDED NOTE: OPDX InterNet Subscriber will receive a copy of the actual press release by the League as an additional bulletin.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Martin, LW9EUJ, will be traveling to South Africa on business in December, and he wants to activate C9 for a week or so which will included the ARRL 10 meter Contest. However, Martin would like to know who the authority is that issues ham radio licenses so he can get the appropiate authorization to operate from Mozambique. If you can help him, please send an E-mail to him at: lw9euj@ciudad.com.ar

DL/HB9/HB0, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND LIECHTENSTEIN. Chris, OE8CIQ, will be on a holiday trip to southern Germany and will operate as DL/OE8CIQ/p and HB9/OE8CIQ/p between June 17th and 26th. He will be active for a few hours as HB0/OE8CIQ/p from Liechtenstein on Sunday, June 18th and Sunday, June 25th. Chris will use an Alinco DX-70 (about 100 Watts) and a multi- band vertical antenna. The QSL cards are 100% sure via his home call either direct or via the bureau. His direct address: Christian Irrasch, Nikolaistr. 16, A-9330 Althofen, Austria.

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

KH5, PALMYRA ATOLL. From the latest Kingman/Palmyra DX Group (KPDXG) announcement, Mike Gibson, KH6ND, is active on Palmyra Atoll as KH6ND/KH5, replacing Dave Johnson, WB4JTT, who has returned to Hawaii. Mike, like their previous visitors, has been assisting "The Nature Conservancy" while refining the ham station. Mike will be active until approximately June 21st, mostly on CW, and will be looking for Europe. He was spotted this past weekend on 40/20 meters CW between 0930 and 1330z. QSL to K4TSJ.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Aki/JH3EQP and Tai/JE3EJC, members of the Osaka DXpedition Lovers Group (ODXLG), will be active from Saipan Island, Northern Mariana (IOTA OC-086), between July 20-22nd (activity will finish at around midnight UST on 22th). During their activity, they will be looking for NA, SA, EU, AF, OC, West and South Asian stations. They will operate on the modes SSB, CW, SSTV and PSK31. Look for them on 80-6 meters. QSL via the bureau or direct.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. By the time you read this, members of the Northern Kyushu DX Club (NKDXC) should be active from here until June 20th. Look for KH0/AF4IN and KH0N to be active on CW 5 or 025 kHz from the lower band edges and as well on 160 and 6 meters. QSL KH0/AF4IN via JA6AGA direct and KH0N via JA6CNL direct or both to NKDXC, Box 11, Yawata, 805-8691 Japan.

OD, LEBANON. Jean Paul, F6FYA, will take down the 40m antenna for OD5/F5SQM, and he will install a long wire for 80 and 160 meters. He and his wife will be there for the next 3 months.

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Look for Andy, WA6WXD, to be active as PJ7/WA6WXD from June 17-24th. Activity will be on 20/17/15/10 meters SSB with a FT-100 and dipole antenna. QSL via WA6WXD.

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

SPECIAL EVENT. The Old Barney ARC shall be celebrating "National Lighthouse Day Weekend" by operating N2OB from "OLD BARNEY", the Barnegat Lighthouse, Long Beach Island, NJ (IOTA NA-111, USI NJ-001S), on August 5th and 6th, from 1300-2300z each day. Suggested frequencies to watch are: 7265, 14265, 21365, 28465, 146.835 MHz (600/PL-3A) and 146.52 MHz (spx). QSL via N2OB, PO Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087 USA. Send a 9"x12" SASE with appropriate postage if you want a certificate with your QSL.

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event stations EO225E, EO225EA, EO225EJ, and EO225EL to be active on all bands until August 27th to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the city "Krivoy Rog". If you make contacts with these stations (3 QSOs, dupes are valid on different bands or modes), you will receive the "Krivbass Award" (for 5 USD or IRCs). QSLs for all stations are via UT1EJ (Yuri Arkhipov, P.O. Box 101, Krivoy Rog, 50071 Ukraine).

ST0, SUDAN. Wayne, K8FF, has recently talked to Geoff, 5B4YY, who has recently received his license to operate from Khartoum, Sudan as ST0P (read ST zero P) and provides the following information. Geoff has been on 20 meters in the evenings (U.S. time) with a good signal. He is using a IC746 and a G5RV and expects to have a QUAD loop on the air soon. For more information, you can visit his web site at: http://www.qsl.net/5b4yy/ The QSL route is via his home call 5B4YY. ADDED NOTE: This station DOES NOT count for the Southern Sudan. It had been deleted from the DXCC list a few years ago.

SV9, CRETE. Dennis, K7BV, will arrive on Crete and begin operations the afternoon (local time) of June 29th as SV9/K7BV. This is a side trip for Dennis who will depart July 3rd for the World Radiosport Team Championship 2000 in Slovenia where he will take part with his teammate Ralph, K9ZO. Manos, SV9ANJ, has graciously helped with accommodations and a Windom antenna that will be put to use with a barefoot FT1000MP on all HF bands CW and SSB. QSL via Steve, KU9C. For up-to-date info, visit Dennis's Web page at: http://www.qth.com/k7bv/

T31, KANTON ISLAND. Steve, G4EDG, informs OPDX that he has dispatched an electronic keyer to Ueata, T31T, a Kanton Island resident and qualified professional radio op. The transport to the island is slow and may take upto 4 months to reach him. He just has a twin paddle at the moment, but no keyer! So CW operation is a little difficult, and Steve hopes this will improve matters.

UARL ANNOUNCEMENT. The Ukrainian Amateur Radio Leaque (UARL) reports that Ukrainian National Team will use the callsign EM0HQ during the HF Word Championship 2000. The UARL has established an award "UKRAINE-2000" which will be given only for a contacts with EM0HQ during the IARU Contest. They will send this award via the QSL Bureau free of charge. QSL via UX2MM. The requirements to get the award are as follows:

You don't have to have an award application, all you need is to LOG EM0HQ.

V6, MICRONESIA. "The DX New Letter" reports that Ted, K8AQM (V63KR), Brian, KG8CO (V63KP), and Dave, K8AA (V63KQ), will be active from June 28th through July 12th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters and an entry as V63X during the IARU HF World Championship.

XV, VIETNAM. The ham radio district numbers in Vietnam have recently been changed. Ho Chi Minh City is now "District 2", for example, and Hanoi is "District 9". Rolf, XV7SW, and Torsten, XV7TH, who have just renewed their licenses, were just informed on June 13th that they are XV9SW and XV9TH from now on. Rolf reported that no map of the new districts was available at the Vietnamese PTT, which also reported that the district figure No. 1 is not in use at present. Meanwhile, Rolf was spotted this past weekend on 15 meters CW between 1800 and 2200z. Also check around 1100z.

YL, LATVIA. "The 59(9) DX Report" reports that Eric, SM1TDE, will sign YL/SM1TDE from July 17-22nd. Activity will be on 160-2 meters, concentrating on the WARC bands and CW. QSL via SM1TDE, preferably via the SM bureau.

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