Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 474
August 28, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 474
BID: $OPDX.474
August 28, 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, K2KW, N2VW, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & THE 59(9) DX Report, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, W5BOS, WP4Q, N6RT, AC7DX, K7BV, K8YSE, 9M2TO, BA1DU, CO2QQ, DF3CB, DJ2MX, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DJ7UC, DL4MCF, DL5ME, EA4DX, EA5EYJ, EA5RM, EA5XX, G0IAS, GW0VSW, JA1ELY, OH1EH, PA1AW, PA3BIZ, PY2HN, RA0FF, SQ6ELF, SQ8BGJ, SV1IW and VK4FW for the following DX information.

EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTE (by KB8NW): Well, I am back from Las Vegas (pockets empty) and fighting some kind of illness (flu) along with attending a weekend "Teamster Seminar" which made it a little difficult to write this week's OPDX. However, I did the best I could. I want to thank the many who continued to send information (you would not believe the amount of E-mail I received....WOW!). It was hard to read/sort/delete the information collected. Hopefully, things can get back to normal next weekend......73

3B8, MAURITIUS. Look for DL7DF and DL7BO to be active from November 3-17th. No callsigns were mentioned, but they will operate from 3B8 with one station, a beam and a vertical for 80 and 160m. QSL via the German QSL bureau DARC to DL7DF or direct to: Sigi Presch, DL7DF, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, D-12621 Berlin, Germany.

4W. EAST TIMOR. "The Daily DX" reported last Friday that Peter, ON6TT, will be active mainly during his evenings for the next few days as 4W/ON6TT. (He may be on for the whole day on Sunday.) Peter only operates SSB. QSL via ON5NT.

4W, EAST TIMOR. The 4W/K7BV East Timor DXpedition website has been updated with additional information. The website can be view at: http://www.qth.com/k7bv/timor/

5B4, CYPRUS. Look for Dez, 5B4/G0DEZ, to be active until 2003. He seems to like 17 meters CW/SSB. Check between 1830 and 0300z (sometimes as early as 1430z). He is hoping to obtain a 5B4 and ZC4 callsign. QSL via G0DEZ.

5V7, TOGO. A German team consisting of DJ7UC, DL4WK, DL7BO, DL7DF and DL7UFR will be here October 3-9th before heading to Burkina Faso (see XT2 below). Activity will be on all HF bands plus 6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY with an emphasis on the low bands. Their equipment consists of 4 transceivers, 2 linear amplifiers, 2 beams, a vertical, a 21m high vertical for 160 and 80m and a 5 element beam for 6m. QSL via DL7DF. For more details and updated information, visit their Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/DL7DF/

7Q, MALAWI. Allan, G0IAS, informs OPDX that Les/7Q7LA will be teaming up with Harry/7Q7HB. Harry at the moment is sending the first ever SSTV pictures out of Malawi from the "Club Makakola" on the South West shore of the lake. There is a possibility of a "get together" of ALL the hams currently operating from Malawi (7Q7DC, 7Q7JL, 7Q7BW, 7Q7BX and perhaps 7Q7RM.... if he is up to it) because they are all heading to the lakeshore. More details are supposed to be forthcoming.

8Q, MALDIVES. Roberto, EA4DX, informs OPDX that after two years of touring the Pacific (3D2DX 1998 and T24DX 1999), he will return to the Maldives were he operated in 1997 as 8Q7XX. He will use the same callsign, but his main targets for this operation will be the U.S. on the higher bands and EU and JA on the lower bands where 8Q7 is most needed. This trip is entirely devoted to radio, he states, so although his operation will be focused on the above, other continents and bands will not be unattended. Look for 8Q7XX between August 31st and September 11th on all bands 80-10 meters including the WARCs on the usual SSB DX frequencies. Equipment includes Yagis for 10-12-15-17-20 meters and a vertical for 40-80 meters, plus 1 kw linear. QSL via EA4DX (Callbook, QRZ or HAMCALL addresses OK). Log search on the Web after the trip at: http://www.qsl.net/ea4dx/

9A & T9, CROATIA AND BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (IOTAs to be activated too!). Mario, DJ2MX, informed OPDX that he will be on holiday in Bosnia and Croatia. He will be active as T94DX between September 3-13th from Sarajevo on 80-10 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. After that he will go to Croatia and be active as 9A/N0MX from Brac Island (EU-016, CI-010) on 80-10 meters CW/SSB between September 14-28th. He has also planned to be active (if possible, only for a few hours) from some another islands (Solta Island EU-016 CI-126; Ciovo Island CI-013 NOT IOTA). PLEAE NOTE: QSL cards are only via his German callsign DJ2MX, through the DARC Bureau or direct to: Mario Lovric, Am Oelberg 11, D-61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany. Bureau QSL request is also available on his home Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/dj2mx/

9H, MALTA. Once more a large group of Dutch amateurs will be leaving for Malta Island (IOTA EU-023) in order to have their holiday combined with a radio DXpedition. They managed to get the callsign 9H0VRZ for the three weeks of operation together with all their individial 9H3 callsigns. The first group will arrive on September 15th to build up the site. Their operations will start on September 16th and last until October 8th. The QSL Manager for 9H0VRZ is: Andre van den Bos, PA0JR, Olof Palmelaan 5, 9649 BH MUNTENDAM., The Netherlands. QSLs for all indivdual 9H3 callsigns are via CBA or QSL bureau. The team will be active on 80-6 meters CW/SSB, and in case of good propagation also 2 mtr. They will try to arrange a daily updated online log on their home page at: http://www.vrza.org The home page will have further information on the starting date. E-mails during the operation can be sent to: 9H0VRZ@vrza.org Or from now until Septrmber 14th to: PA3BIZ@vrza.org Participants will be as follows:

  Frits   PA0BEA  9H3IE (SSB/CW)        Francis PA1FR   9H3AAH (CW)  
  Bill    PA3BIZ  9H3ON (SSB/CW)        Sietse  PA1XA   9H3AAG (SSB/CW)
  Ger     PA0OI   9H3OI (CW)            Jim     PA2SWL  9H3SWL (SSB)
  Sjirk   PE1OFJ  9H3YM (SSB)           Harry   PA0QBS  9H3AAJ (SSB/CW)
  Wilko   PA3BWK  9H3R  (CW)            Jan     PA0LD   9H3AAI (SSB/CW)
  Andre   PA3HGP  9H3S  (SSB/CW)        Louis   PA0LRK  9H3LRK (SSB)
  Renee   PE1CAJ  9H3V  (SSB)           Hans    PA3FYG  9H3AAL (SSB/CW)
  Maarten PE1MQI  9H3W  (SSB)           Allart  PE1RVQ  9H3AAK (SSB)
  Jaap    PE1NGF  9H3X  (SSB)

CE/CE0Z, CHILE AND JUAN FERNANDEZ. "The 59(9) DX Report" states that in mid-September, Rick, PY1VOY, will begin a 2 month job in Chile and hopes to be active. He will try to get to CE0Z on his days off for a 4 or 5 day operation at a time.

CN8, MOROCCO. The Bavarian Contest Club will be operating again as CN8WW from here in the upcoming CQ WW Contests. They will be a Multi/Multi team, so there is a very good chance to work CN on all bands from 160-10m, for which they kindly ask you to work them again even if you worked them in the past (Even if you have received your QSL card). There will be a new picture QSL card for the upcoming activities. Work them on 5 or 6 bands and receive a special QSL card to honor your high performance.

   CQ WW Contest SSB (October 28-29, 2000):
   QRG's (+/- QRM): 1840 / 3799 / 7099 / 14255 / 21355 / 28455 kHz
   CQ WW Contest CW (November 25-26, 2000):
   QRG's (+/- QRM): 1833 / 3503 / 7003 / 14033 / 21033 / 28033 kHz

Before and after the contest they will operate as 5C8M in CW, SSB, RTTY, on 6m and also on the WARC bands. More detailed information about their DXpedition can be found on their homepage at: http://www.dl6fbl.de/cn8ww/ QSL cards for CN8WW and 5C8M go via DL6FBL (bureau or direct): Bernd Och, Christian-Wirth-Str. 18, D-36043 Fulda, Germany

DX HOLIDAY WEB SITE. Kenny, K2KW, informs OPDX that he has just launched a new Web site called "DX Holiday". The goal of this site is to share information on DX operating locations, and DXpedition "how-to" information. He hopes the readers find it helpful, and he especially hopes they will contribute to it! Check out: http://pages.prodigy.net/k2kw/qthlist/

HF, POLAND (Special Event). Now through November 6th, look for station HF6WR. The station is active to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Wroclaw City in Poland. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, as well as 6/2 meters. Most of the activity seems to be on 15 meters between 1400 and 1930z. QSL via SP6ZDA, via bureau or direct address: Scouts Radio Club SP6ZDA, Box 41, 51-673 Wroclaw 9, Poland. A special diploma is available. For further information, check the Web page at: http://www.wroclaw.tpsa.pl/user/sp6pwr/

HQ, HONDURAS (Update, Please refer to OPDX.472 and OPDX.473). Julio, EA5XX, informed OPDX that the Honduras Authorities have confirmed that the Spain team will be active as HQ0R from September 17-25th on all bands.

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

J2, DJIBOUTI. "The 59(9) DX Report" reports that Houssein, J28FH, is a new operator in Djibouti. He is using a 10 meter only rig with a small amplifier (70w) to a mobile antenna 3 meters high. He is building a 3 element beam for the HF bands. OPDX has found that he frequents the frequency 28580 kHz after 1930z. QSL via WA2VUY.

LLDXT CARIBBEAN TOUR 2000 CONTINUES! After a very succesful stay at V2, Antigua, the "Low Land DXpedition Team" succesfully made it to Barbados (8P) for their second part of the "LLDXT Tour 2000". Look for the following operators to be active: Peter/PA4EA/8P9JR, Rob/PA5ET/8P9JS, Dennis/PA7FM/8P9JT, and Ron/PA3EWP/8P9JU. All QSLs are via PA5ET. During the SCC RTTY Contest the callsign to look for is 8P9JR. Full details, pictures and logs are available at the "LLDXT Tour 2000" Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/lldxt/v2_8p_2000/index.html ADDED NOTE: Logs updated as of August 24th, 1300z: 31900 QSOs for V26ET, V26FM, V26WP and V26EA; 1351 QSOs for VP2MPA

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. The Aland Islands contest station OH0Z will be active in the CQ WW SSB Contest (October 28-29th) by Ari, OH1EH, as a Single Op/ All band category. QSL via: Ari Korhonen, OH1EH, Kreetalank.9A1, FIN29200 Harjavalta, Finland.

OPDX INTERNET SUBSCRIBERS will receive the following press releases as an additional bulletin:

 4W/K7BV DXpedition Update          - by Dennis Motschenbacher, K7BV
 Bhutan/A52JS QSLs/A51TY QSL        - by Jim Smith, VK9NS
 TXODX, 4W/N5KO, 4W/W3UR QSL Status - by Jarmo J. Jaakola, OH2BN (via N4GN)
 Announced Operations for 2000 CQ World Wide DX Contests - by Bill Feidt, NG3K

PS0S, ST. PETER & ST. PAUL ROCKS. As this bulletin was being prepare, it would seem that that the PS0S operation has gone QRT and are headed to PY0F. All QSLs go to PY2SP. For updates, check the Web page: http://www.qsl.net/spsp/

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

S9, SAO TOME. Look for Pete, SV8CRI, to be on holiday from here as S92SV. He plans to be active on CW/SSB/RTTY now through September 5th. QSL via the bureau or direct to the CBA.

SV9, CRETE. Carl, GW0VSW will be on the Island of Crete (EU-015) now through September 1st as SV9/GW0VSW. The rig will be a IC-706 and a dipole antenna operating on all bands, mainly CW. Family permitting, he will operate around 0500 and 1500z. QSL via homecall.

V63, MIRCONESIA. Five Japanese amateurs will be operating from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) from August 30th through September 4th. Look for the operators JH8BKL (V63KA) and his wife JF8IYR (V63MC), JH8MYB (V63??), JA3UB (V63??) and his wife JR3MVF (V63DO) to be active on 40-6 meters CW/SSB. Watch 50.120 on 6 meters. QSL all via their home callsign to the JARL Bureau or direct.

VK ON 160 METERS. Bill, VK4FW, states that he is available on this band for CW skeds. If interested, send an E-mail to: vk4fw@spiderweb.com.au

VP5, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. Frank/WA2VYA, Bruce/WA3RHW, Ken/K2WB and Jack/N2VW, all members of the Frankford Radio Club, will operate from VP5JM's QTH on Providenciales (NA-002) from October 24-31st. The arrangements are confirmed. They will be in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as VP5T as a Multi/Multi category. Activity will be on CW, WARC bands and PSK31 before and after the contest. QSL VP5T to N2VW. E-mail requests for VP5T bureau cards are OK via n2vw@arrl.net . QSL portable callsign to homecall CBA.

XT2, BURKINA FASO. After their Togo operation (see 5V7 above), the German team consisting of DJ7UC, DL4WK, DL7BO, DL7DF and DL7UFR will be active here October 10-15th. Activity will be on all HF bands plus 6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY with an emphasis on the low bands. QSL via DL7DF. For more details and updated information, visit their Web page (mentioned above).

XU, CAMBODIA. During the coming month of October, Toni/EA5RM and Pedro Luis/EA7DBO will be active from Sihanouk Ville in the southern part of Cambodia as XU7ADB. They plan to arrive in Phnom Pehn at 10:00 AM (local time) on October 3rd. If the customs do not delay their plans, they will be on the air that same evening and continue until the early hours of October 11th. Operation will be on 80-10 meters SSB/RTTY, with some CW. They also requested a license for 6 meters band, but their request was not accepted by the authorities. They will use an Icom IC-736 and a power amplifier using a couple of 4CX250Bs to try to give readable signals in Europe. The antennas will be a tribander beam for 10/15/20 meters and wire dipoles for the others bands. An online log will be available on a Web page during the operation (updated everyday). The Web is active now with picture and info at: http://www.qsl.net/xu7abd/ QSL is via EA4URE at: Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles, Apartado 220, E-28080 Madrid, SPAIN

XW1UD DXCC STATUS (Also A5 info). Charly, K4VUD, reports that he finally got a local Lao man to translate his XW1UD paperwork from Laos and will present that in person to an ARRL DXCC personnel at the "W9DXCC Bash" in Chicago next month. He will advise us later. ADDED NOTE: Charly is still aiming at a A5 operation in early December 2000. He is looking for any experienced 160m Op for this operation. His E-mail address is: k4vud@hotmail.com

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