Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 472
July 31, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 472
BID: $OPDX.472
July 31, 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, ARRL, K1ZZ, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & THE 59(9) DX Report, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4MPY, N6RT, W7WX, K8EP, K8IW, K8YSE, WB8BGY, CT1ETE, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DJ5JH, EA3EJI, EA5XX, EU1SA, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HL0C, IK7JWX, JM1LJS, LU7BQ, SP2DX, SP2UKB, TA3J, UR7GG and Ciprian Sufitchi for the following DX information.

EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTE (by KB8NW): There will "NOT" be an OPDX bulletin for August 14th and 21st. I know, you heard this before, but it is true this time. My wife (chief proof-reader) and I will be going to Las Vegas (without the young adults) for our 25th wedding anniversary (How did she put up with me all these years?) and to visit my Dad. I can really use the break! However, PLEASE continue to send your DX info to me.

3DA0, SWAZILAND. "The 59(9) DX Report" states to look for Norbert, ZS6ANL, to be active August 21-24th as 3DA0/ZS6ANL. His activity will be mostly CW. QSL to: N. Taferner, P.O. Box 6282, Homestead 1412, Rep. of South Africa.

4U1UN, UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS. Fritz, DL4TT, will be in New York from now through August 27th and plans to operate from the club station 4U1UN. Operations will be mainly on CW. QSL ONLY via 4U1UN, NOT via DL4TT.

4X & E4, ISRAEL AND PALESTINE. Hide, JM1LJS/T88LJ, informs OPDX that he will be active between August 6-13th as 4X/JM1LJS and E4/JM1LJS. Activity will be on 40/30/15/10/6 meters. Sightseeing is his main goal on this trip. QSL Manger for both 4X/JM1LJS and E4/JM1LJS are via JL2XUN.

7Q, MALAWI. The "DX News Letter" reports that Harry, 7Q7HB, will be active again during the next five months. He was spotted this past weekend on 21343 kHz around 1532z. It was also mentioned that he will do the first time ever QSOs on SSTV from Malawi. QSL direct only to the CBA of G0IAS.

DXCC NEWS............ As of July 16th, there were 801 applications and 80,217 cards out- standing. The DXCC Desk was processing mail received the third week of May. The DXCC Desk had processed 1213 Millennium DXCC Awards processed as of July 16th.

During the second meeting of the year by the ARRL Board of Directors on July 21-22st, the following topics were announced and discussed as per the minutes by David, K1ZZ and a ARRL Bulletin:

The minutes of the ARRL Board of Directors July meeting are available on the ARRL Web site at: http://www.arrl.org/announce/board-0007/

FM, MARTINIQUE (Change of plans). The departure for Gerard, F2JD, is delayed for one month. He will leave early in September for Martinique for 4 months. Please refer to OPDX.470.

FR/T, TROMELIN ISLAND. Just a quick reminder that the Lyon DX Group is expected to be on the air by August 1st. Operators Gil/F5NOD, Larry/F5PYI, Eric/F5PXT and Erwann/F6JJX are expected to sign FR/F6KDF/T until August 16th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY. Again, suggested frequencies are as follows:

QSL via F6KDF, Radio Club de la Gendarmerie, 292 route de Genas, 69677 Bron Cedex, FRANCE. For more information, check out their Web site at: http://perso.easynet.fr/~f6jjx/menu.htm

HR, HONDURAS. A group from Spain will be active from here September 17-25th, transmitting on all HF bands, SSB, CW and RTTY operation, while installing 9 new digipeaters. This will be another DXpedition of the URE (Union de Radioaficionados de Espanoles) "RADIOSOLIDARIDAD" group. There will be 7 operators going to HR-land: Angel/EA1QF, Chema/ EB1ADG, Pere/EA3CUU, Paco/EA4BT, Tony/EA5RM, Julio/EA5XX and Belinda/ EA8NN (YL). They will operate from Tegucigalpa 24 hours day, while some of the operators will be travelling throughout the country to install the new digipeaters for packet-radio. TNCs, PCs, tranceivers, coaxial, antennas, etc, will be carried from Spain and give to the HR radio amateurs in Tegucigalpa who will be in charge to keep it working in the future. No callsigns were mentioned in the press release. The QSLs will be confirmed via EA4URE, URE's Headquarter, P.O. Box 220, Madrid 28080, Spain.

HU4, EL SALVADOR. A group of Spanish operators will be active September 17-25th as HU4U. The team will operate as time permits as they will be there to install a communications network. Look for them on all bands CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via EA4URE.

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

J43, GREECE. Wolff, DJ5JH, will be active from Peloponnese with the special contest callsign J43J during the WAE Contest (CW) August 12-13th. QSL via the bureau to his home call DJ5JH.

J6, ST. LUCIA. "THE 59(9) DX REPORT" reports that Juha, OH1HX, will be active August 1-6th as J6/OH1HX. Activity will be on 20, 15 and 10 meters SSB, maybe CW.

PIRATE ALERT. Marcos, LU7BQ, informs OPDX that the station signing XQ0X/LU7BQ on 20 CW, is a pirate. He has worked only SSB for about 40 years and has never gone to XQ0. He is currently receiving a lot of QSLs, and he is so sorry for the guys wasting their geenstamps and IRCs...

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

SPECIAL EVENT. The Ukrainian special event station EM500E will be active in August on all bands and modes to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the "Cossack's Glory". QSL via UR4EYN or UR4EN.

SPECIAL EVENT. The Western New York DX Association will operate special event callsign K2L during the period August 7-20th in conjunction with the Buffalo (New York) Harborfest and culminating with operations from the Buffalo Lighthouse during the Lighthouse/Lightship Activity Weekend August 19-20th. During the August 7-18 period, activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on all bands, including WARC. During August 19-20th, activity will be on CW and SSB from the lighthouse. A special photo QSL will be available for QSLs requested direct. QSL via WB2YQH, P.O. Box 73, Spring Brook, NY 14140 with SAE/SASE. All DX QSOs will be QSLed automatically via the bureau.

WORLD TRAVELER/DXER PETER. Peter, ON6TT, currently 9A/ON6TT, informed the DX community that after being based in Kosovo for the UNWFP since February, he is moving his base to Pakistan. He plans to start setting up shop in Islamabad as of November. Peter expects to stay there for probably the next 4 years and will try to build up a station again, as he did from 5X1T (Uganda). He is sure the location will be more challenging than in Africa to work pileups. He states Mario, 5X1C, has recently joined his team and will be based in Islamabad also. Peter adds that his upcoming business trip is not only taking him to Pakistan, but to Laos, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, East Timor, Thailand, Bhutan, Cambodia and India. He is still looking for E-mail contacts of active DXers in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Laos (for the latter 2, any licensing information would be welcome). If you can help, Peter's E-mail address is: Home.Peter.Casier@wfp.or.ug He will only stay a week "max" in each of those places, so he will only be active after work but with no special activity nor a large scale operation.

XX9, MACAU. Ed, K8EP, will be travelling here and will operate as XX9TEP from August 17-21st. His operation will be CW/SSB on 160-10 meters. He mentions that he will be in the SEANET contest as well. QSLs to K8EP at his new Buckmaster address: Ed Sawyer, 14 Greycrest Pl, Woodlands, TX 77382.

YO DX HF CONTEST. Romanian amateurs want to remind everyone to not forget to try your skills operating in YODX HF Contest 2000, on August 6th. It runs for 20 hours (0000-2000 UTC) and it is recommended to work YO counties. Activity will be on 3.5 to 28 MHz bands CW/SSB. An ITU exchange will be used for DX stations and YO County for YO station. Logs are sent to: Romanian Amateur Radio Federation, P.O. Box 22-50; R - 71100 Bucuresti, Romania (or E-mail to: yo3kaa@pcnet.pcnet.ro ). Full details on the rules are available on the Web at: http://www.qsl.net/yo3kaa/

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