Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 473
August 7, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 473
BID: $OPDX.473
August 7, 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, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & THE 59(9) DX Report, N4VA, W5KAU, K8AV, K8YSE, W9XF, 4X6UO, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DJ7AA, DL5MO, EA5XX, EI4GK, EI6HB, G3SWH, G3TBK, G0PSE, HA0HW, IK2XDE, IK7JWX, JH6RTO, JI3DST, OK2BMT, RA0FF, RK1PWA, SU1HM, SV2CWY, UA9OJG, VA3QSL, VU2JOS and YO4AUL 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.

3A, MONACO. Jeff, VA3QSL, will be visiting Europe during August and will be operating occasionally from Monaco (3A) between August 8-13th. His callsign will be 3A/VA3QSL/M under his CEPT licence. He will likely be on the 40, 20 and 15 meter bands using 100 watts into a mobile hamstick antenna. QSL direct to homecall or bureau.

4X, ISRAEL. The "DX News Letter" reports that Mirko, DL8ABO, will sign 4X/DL8ABO/p while he is on a business trip to Tel Aviv and Haifa from now until August 19th. He will be active on SSB with 100 watts into a wire antenna. QSL via bureau to DL8ABO or to his CBA.

6 AND 30 METERS NEWS FROM INDIA. Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, reports that from August 1st through December 31st, 2000, Indian Amateurs (VU) have been given permission to use 10.100 to 10.150 MHz and the spot frequencies of 50.350 and 50.55 MHz.

D2, ANGOLA. Hossam, SU1HM, is now active as SU1HM/D2 from Luanda, the capital of Angola. He can be found every evening on 14160 khz (+/- QRM) on SSB. Hossam starts around 2300z. QSL direct via his home callsign address (OK in callbook) at: Hossam El Shenawy, 16 El Daher Square, Cairo 11271, Egypt. Also, look for D2EB on 15 meters SSB around 21290 after 1830z.

E4, PALESTINE. Guenter, OE1GZA, was expected to operate this past Saturday as E4/OE1GZA on 20/15 meters and 17/10 meters if propagation was good. However, it looks like it did not happen. There were no QSNs reported. Arie, 4X6UO, informed OPDX that 6 meters is definitely not allowed in Palestine at the moment (The question was asked and very kindly refused). Arie also mentioned that in a little while Guenter will operate RTTY. The equipment is in hand; it is just a question of what software to use.

FR/T, TROMELIN ISLAND. The Lyon DX Group is still active as FR/F6KDF/T until August 16th. Many have been asking, "Is there online logs?" The team has indicated that online logs will be available after the DXpedition is over. For more information, check out their Web site at: http://perso.easynet.fr/~f6jjx/menu.htm

HO1, PANAMA. Operators Wil/DJ7AA, Manfred/DK1BT and Tina/DL6MYL will be active as HO1A from September 16th through October 1st. The principal purpose for their DXpedition is the participation in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest. They plan to be active before and after the contest on all HF bands. However, Panama is actually not a rare country. The team wants to be active on the WARC and low bands as well as CW and RTTY which are still very much in demand. For this reason, they will concentrate mainly on these modes and bands. They will pay special attention par- ticularly on the low bands to Europe and Asia. The time around the equinox is surely ideal for connections with this continent. For more details and information, check their Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/ho1a/

HR, HONDURAS (Update, Please refer to OPDX.472). 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. The Spanish team will consist of 6 OM and 1 YL and work together with the "Radio Club de Tegucigalpa". This is more than a simple DXpedition. The operators are very experienced DXpeditioners, but also have the knowledge to work with TNCs, antennas, Tranceivers, Eproms , etc. They are going to operate from two HF stations, 24 hours a day, but currently the callsign is not known. The team has asked for HQ1R, and they are waiting for the authority's answer. More details are forthcoming

INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE/LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND ACTIVITY. Members of the Wicklow Wireless Society will operate EI9KLH from the Lighthouse on the Old Head of Kinsale on the south coast of Ireland during the International Lighthouse/Lightship weekend August 19-20th. QSL via bureau or direct to EI9HQ.

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

J3, GRENADA. Dave, G3TBK, is now active as J3/G3TBK and he told your editor Sunday morning that he is currently working there for about the next 6 to 8 weeks. He will be active on all bands but will concentrate on the WARC bands. Dave was spotted this past weekend on 20 meters CW/SSB (14020 and 14195 kHz after 0130z), 17 meters SSB (18145 kHz after 1230z) and 12 meters on 24900 kHz around 1615z. He states that he will be active 75% on CW. QSL via CBA.

JW, SVALBARD. Jarda, OK2PBM, will be active as JW/OK2PBM from Longyearbyen (IOTA EU-026) from August 9-16th. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and (possibly) PSK31 on 160-10 meters. He is planning to operate on CW 35 kHz +/- QRM up from band edge, on SSB 10 kHz below DX windows, RTTY and PSK31 on the usual frequencies. QSL via OK2PBM, Jaroslav Rohleder, Karla Capka 2348, 697 01 Kyjov, Czech Republic.

MJ, JERSEY. Barry, N0KV (M0CQS), currently living in the UK, informs OPDX that he just received confirmation from the Jersey Amateur Radio Society for the use of their club station for the CQWW SSB Contest (October 28-29th) and associated operation beginning October 22nd. He will use the callsign MJ/N0KV from LaMoye, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK, from Zone 14 and operate as a Single Op or Multi/Single. Operators will be N0KV and possibly others. Station 1 consists of: IC-756, Alpha amp (400W), A3 tri-bander, R7000(WARC) and bandpass filter. Station 2 consists of: FT-100, club tri-bander, 40/80M dipoles and bandpass filter. Operation outside the contest will be on both CW and SSB starting Sunday, October 22nd, and ending after the contest. Activity will be largely day/evening hours (local) before the contest. Jersey is IOTA EU-013. Barry plans to be back in the US after the contest. QSL via N0KV: Barry Mitchell, 12200 Boothill Dr., Parker, CO 80138 USA

OOPPPSSS DEPARTMENT. Information last week under "HU4, EL SALVADOR" was received/translated wrong by sender. This operation took place last year, so please disregard.

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

VP9, BERMUDA. Seiji, JH6RTO, will be active as M0RAA/VP9 from September 21-26th. His activity will be on 40-6 meters. QSL via JH6VLF through the JARL Bureau or CBA. Seiji also states that he will stop his QSLing until next February when he returns from England to Japan. This includes his AH0R (/AH2/VP9), KC6FS/T88FS, S79SF, etc... operations. Please note that Masanori, JH6VLF does not have the logs and QSLs for these operations.

WEB PAGE OF INTEREST. One thing amateur radio operators are very fearful about is lightning strikes. Check out the Web page at: http://lightningstorm.com/lightningstorm/gpg/lex1/mapdisplay_free.jsp

ZD7, ST. HELENA. Barrie, ZD7MY, was active this past weekend on 15 meters SSB (21310 kHz) between 1900 and 2130z. He uses a three element beam with 90 watts. QSL via CBA.

ZONE 23. Look for Alex/RA0WA and RA0WAC to operate respectively as RK0YWA/P from Tuva (Zone 23, WAZ). This expedition will take place in the Sayanskij Mountain. No dates were provided (we will try to find out), but they will operate on all bands including the WARCs. QSL via RA0WA

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