Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 470
July 17, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 470
BID: $OPDX.470
July 17, 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, K1JN, K1XN, N2OO, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & THE 59(9) DX REPORT, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, N6HR, K7BV, K8YSE, NR8U, WB8YJF, CU3AN, EA4ATI, F5LMJ, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles, G3NUG, GI0TJJ, GU0SUP, HL1TXQ, IK1QBT, IK0YVV, JT1CD, LA9VDA, PA5ET, PP5LL, PS7AB, PY2TNT, SM3CVM, UA6AF, UT5UGR, VK3DYL, VK8AM and YO3JW for the following DX information.

" DX IS (???) "....... Is what? (Update). Your editor was very impressed with the responses received last week to the question below. Most of the answers were to the point, some witty and some dissatisfied that I chose to seek the true meaning of "DX IS". Anyway, keep your inputs coming. For those who missed it last week, here it is again:

DX IS ..... We hear this incomplete sentence all the time. Well, here is your chance to finish the sentence or explain what this phrase means. Your editor is working on a project and would like your input. If the response and input is good, I (editor) will put something in print in the future. So, send to your editor the completed phrase/sentence in two to three lines only (if longer, the delete key will be used) at: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org

3B8, MAURITIUS. After 4 years for the conversion of his French Ham licence, Piero is now officially "3B8GO" with a Mauritian Ham Licence. No QSNs have been reported with his new callsign, but check out his Web page at: http://pages.intnet.mu/ingepru/

3W, VIETNAM. Jani, YB0US (ex-3W6US), is now active as 3W2US due to the district changes in Vietnam. He was heard this past week on 20 meters CW/RTTY on 14083 and 14245 (DX Net) between 1300 and 1500z. QSL via N2OO, PO BOX 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087 USA. Also, active this past week was Hans, WA1LWS, as 3W2LWS, on 20 meters CW (1330-1600z). He will be there until July 30th.

A5, BHUTAN. Gerard, F2VX, President of the Clipperton DX Club (CDXC), reports that their project is now "on the road". They will fly from Paris to Bangkok/Timphu on September 1st and return on the 15th. The team consists of: F6ANA/Alain, F6HWU/Denise (YL), F5LMJ/Alain, F5MBO/G0LMX/Vincent, FH/TU5AX/Christian and F2VX/Gerard. They will travel with five tranceivers: 2 Kenwood TS50, 2 Icom IC706 and 1 Yaesu FT757. They have the authorization of the MOC to use one of the A52A antennass (a Cushcraft triband A3S). Also, they will have verticals and dipoles for the other bands and the WARCs. Power is still limited to 100 watts. They ask the DX community to help them with their project. Since the past 20's years, the CDXC has sponsored many international DXpeditions, for other DX Club from all around the world. They hope some clubs or associations could help them. The cost for this "A5" activity with travel, staying in A5 and licence is around 23 000 F (or 3400 USD) for each operator! The QSL manager will be F8RZ (Jean). All the team's members are both member of the Clipperton DX Club and REF-Union.

AX8, AUSTRALIA. Steve, AX8AM, will be operating as AX8AM, mainly on CW, from Darwin Northern Territory until November 2nd. He has been spotted on the 20 meters CW as early as 0630z and as late as 1300z. Also, check 40 meters around 1230z. QSL via VK8AM, Steve Salvia, 1 Elliott Point, Larrakeyah, NT 0820, Australia.

CARIBBEAN TOUR 2000. The Low Land DXpedition Team (LLDXT) is proud to announce this year's Caribbean Tour 2000 which will take place in August and September. The will be active from the beautiful islands of Antigua and Barbados. This year's team members are Ronald/PA3EWP, Peter/PA4EA, Rob/PA5ET and Dennis/PA7FM. Activity is scheduled as follows:

There will be two HF stations (160-10 meters) active around the clock on the modes CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. As other years, on-line logs will be available during the tour as well the tour diary and digital photos. Alex, PA1AW, will be their Web master and will send out mailings with up-to-date information. The guestbook will be forwarded to the team on a daily basis. Also, 6 meters will be activated on a low profile, the grids are as follows: V2 - FK97, 8P - GK03. The team will be active in the WAE CW contest and SART and SCC RTTY contest. A Caribbean Tour 2000 web site has been setup on the LLDXT Home site which is fully operational now at: http://www.qsl.net/lldxt/v2_8p_2000/index.html The aim is to focus again on Europe and Japan and especially on the WARC bands. Because they will operate from two excellent sites, they also expect to work a lot on topband. The QSL manager for this tour will be Rob, PA5ET (ex PA3ERC): Rob Snieder, Van Leeuwenstraat 137, 2273 VS, Voorburg, The Netherlands.

F, FRANCE (Island DXpedition). Look for Marc, F6HQP, to be active as F6HQP/P from some island in the Gulf of Morbihan. These islands do not count for the IOTA award, but they do count for the DIFM award. His activity will take place between August 1-12st.

FM, MARTINIQUE. Gerard, F2JD (ex-PY2ZDX, HK3JBR, HP1XBI etc...), will be active as FM/F2JD from early August for 4 months. He will be active on SSB and CW as usual. During this period he will try to be active from some other islands in the Caribbean Sea.

FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Laurent, F5AEG, will be active as FY/F5AEG from August 8th through the 22th. His activity will be will on 10, 15 and 20 meters SSB.

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

IS0, SARDINIA. Marco, IK0YVV, will be active now through July 31st signing IS0/IK0YVV. He will be active in the IOTA Contest as Single Op on CW ONLY. The QSL is OK via home callsign or the ARI Bureau.

JW, SVALBARD. Look for YL Unni, LA6RHA, to operate as JW6RHA from July 21st through the 26th. Unni will only operate 20 meters and will probably use the frequencies of 14222-14248 or 14288 kHz in the mornings and late evenings. QSL to her home address: Unni Gran, Mellomaasvn.128, N-1414 Trollaasen, Norway.

NEW ELECTED OFFICIALS. The following committee was elected on July 1st to serve until June 30, 2001, as Chiltern DX Club (CDXC) officials:

  President    - Bob Whelan G3PJT         Secretary  - Shaun Jarvis M0BJL
  Chairman     - Neville Cheadle G3NUG    Treasurer  - Barry Cooper G4RKO
  Vice Chairman- Mike Devereux G3SED      Member     - John Butcher G3LAS
  Digest Editor- Don Field G3XTT          Member     - Ian Capon G0KRL

NEW "GOLIST" WEB DOMAIN. John Shelton, K1XN, reports that the Golist has a new Web domain at: http://www.golist.net Also, new are John's and the GOLIST's E-mail addresses which are: golist@golist.net --- and --- k1xn@golist.net The Golist is also the world distributor for "DXTelnet" program for DXers and Sysops. Visit the Web site's products page for descriptions and use the order form to make purchases.

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

SI9, SWEDEN (Attention Prefix Hunters!). Injuction with "King Chulalongkorn Day", the new "Visiting Station in Sweden", SI9AM, will officially be opened July 19th around 0900-1000z at the permanent QTH Utanede near the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Building (Grid Locator is JP82iw). Special HF activities will take place until July 23rd, at 1700z. QSL via SM3CVM, bureau or CBA. After July 23rd, visiting operators are welcome to use SI9AM. The prefix is very rare and SI9AM is the only station in Sweden using the SI9 prefix! For more information, send E-mail to " si9am@qsl.net " or check the Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/si9am/

TK, CORSICA. "The 59(9) DX Report" reports that Serge, F6AUS, is active as TK/F6AUS until July 31st. OPDX has found that Serge was active on 15 meters RTTY last weekend between 1400 and 1500z. He will try to be active from EU-100 or EU-164 in IOTA Contest.

ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. After operating on Penrhyn in the North Cook Islands, Gerard, PA3AXU/ZK1AXU, has returned to Rarotonga in the South Cook Islands and will be active until July 20th. Over the past weekend, he was heard on 20 meters SSB between 0730 and 1200z. He was also on 40 meters CW working JAs 1015z. QSL via PA3AXU.

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