Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 477
September 18, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 477
BID: $OPDX.477
September 18, 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, AD1C, KA2AEV, W2FXA, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & The 59(9) DX Report, NM3S, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4CT, W4WX, KU6J, K8YSE, CT1EAT, CT1EEB, CT1END, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, EA5RM, EA5XX, F6JSZ, GW3CDP, HA0HW, IK2DUW, JA1ELY, JA1HGY, JA1MXY, JH7IMX, VK2RD, VK4AAR, YO3JW, DL2GG/YV5 and 9M2TO for the following DX information.

30 METER SLIM. Several report working a station signing VU2TS on July 30th. Raj, VU2ZAP, reports that he talked to Miku, VU2TS. He states that he was not active on 10 MHz.

3B6, AGALEGA. The following is an excerpt from a huge press release that was sent out this week by Carlos, CT1END: " The preparations for this DX-pedition will soon come to a close. Everything is running according to plan. On September 23rd, Karl, HB9JAI and Jack, F6HMD head for Agalega in order to make final preparations on the spot. The rest of the crew takes off October 1st, flight MK071 from Zurich, 2200 local time." The crew will be missing two Swiss members who cannot come to 3B6. HB9JAX, Adolf, had to cancel the trip for professional reasons; HB9FMU, Phil, because of severe health problems. However, the team has been completed by the following operators: 9A4DU/Tony, CT1AGF/Luis, G4EDG/Steve and DL6UAA/Mart. Activity will begin about October 8th ending October 25th. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin.

3D2, FIJI. Look for Dragan, Z32AU, to be active as 3D2AU from September 18-26th. Activity on all bands CW/SSB are expected including 6 meters. QSL via Z32AU.

3W, VIETNAM. "The 59(9) DX Report" reports that Hans, WA1LWS, is planning to be active from here between November 9-26th. This will include the CQ WW CW Contest. He has applied for the uses of 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters, however, 80/40 meters may be doubtful. He operates exclusively on CW.

9K2, KUWAIT. Look for Bob, K4CY (ex-N6BFM), to return to Kuwait. He plans to reactivate his old callsign 9K2ZZ. He is expected to be active this time on PSK31. QSL via W8CNL, direct only.

9X, RWANDA. Charlie, N4CT (ex-T5CT, SV0CT, G5BAU, GC5BAU, TJ1AW, K4PHY/ YV5, DL5IX) will be in Kigali from January 12th through March 12th working at the U.S. Embassy. He is currently looking for some place to guest operate while there and would appreciate any info on where he might be able to. His E-mail address is: n4ct@onebox.com

A5, BHUTAN. A52FH is now history. All operations were stopped on September 14th, at 0125z on 20 meters CW. The team managed to make 14,015 QSOs, but this is not the final result. According to Mark, F6JSZ, the team thanks everyone for contacting them and especially Rafik, F5CQ, and Laurent, F8BBL, the two pilot stations. They say it was a fabulous experience to operate from Bhutan. Last week before leaving, F5LMJ and F2VX installed a 40/80m dipole and a Cushcraft R8 vertical, with a FT-900, TS-440 and FL-2100Z at the radio club of Thimphu. On September 12th, at 1500z, the first QSO was made by Thinley Dorji, General Director of Telecommunications in Bhutan, with the new A51AA callsign. Later in the week, Peter, ON6TT, was operating from A51AA. He was last heard on September 16th.

AX9, NORFOLK ISLAND. "The Daily DX" reports that a multi-national team of YL operators from seven countries will be active as AX9YL from October 5-12th. The team will be active on CW and SSB. The special callsign was obtained by the WIA Victoria for this trip, so QSL will be via the VK3 bureau or direct to VK3DYL, Gwen Tilson, 3 Gould Court, Mt Waverley, Victoria 3149, Australia, with return postage and a SAE.

CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND. Yuij, JA3IG, was very active this past weekend on 15 meters CW/SSB. Length of stay is unknown. QSL via JA3IG.

FG, GUADELOUPE. Four members of the Florida DXPedition Group (FDXPG), Bob/KR4DA, William/N2WB, Bill/W4WX and Clarence/W9AAZ, will be here from October 24-31st. They will be a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW Contest as FG5BG. Look for them before and after the contest signing FG/homecall on CW, RTTY and SSB. QSL FG5BG to KR4DA, FG/N2WB to N2OO and others to home callsign. For more info, visit the following two Web pages: http://www.geocities.com/n2wb23/ and http://members.xoom.com/FDXPG/

HO, PANAMA (Update). Wil/DJ7AA, Manfred/DK1BT, and Tina/DL6MYL are now active as HO1A from Contadora Island (NA-072) until October 1st. Their activity will include the CQWW RTTY Contest. Outside of the contest, they will be mainly active on CW, the WARCs and lowbands. They mentioned on the air this past weekend NO RTTY until the contest. QSL via the bureau to DL6MYL or direct to her CBA. Check out their very interesting Web page for more details at: http://www.qsl.net/ho1a/

HQ, HONDURAS (Update from OPDX.472/473). By the time you read this, HQ0R will be on air from "Valle de Los Angeles", 20 miles from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. There will be 3 stations active, 24 hours a day, operating on SSB, CW and RTTY on all bands. Operation is organized by "Radio Club Tegucigalpa" and URE, "Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles" and its RADIOSOLIDARIDAD special team. QSLs go via EA4URE, P.O. Box 220, Madrid 28080, Spain. For more and up-to-date information, check the WEB page at: http://www.ure.es/honduras/honduras.html

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

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Yama/JA1SGU and Kazu/JJ1KZI will be active as KH0T and KH0V from Saipan Island, October 5-8th. They will operate on 80-10 meters (WARC bands included) mainly on CW. QSL via home callsigns direct.

KH5, PALMYRA. Mike, KH6ND, continues to be active as KH6ND/KH5. He was heard over the last several days mostly on 160/80/40 meters CW between 1030 and 1200z.

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

R8, RUSSIA. According to "The 59(9) DX Report", Serge, RA0JJ, will be signing R8V/RA0JJ from September 18-22nd, from Agino-Buryatskiy Nationalny Autonomny Okrug, on CW and SSB. QSL to P.O. Box 1, Blagoveschensk 675000, RUSSIA.

SAD NOTE (More). It has now been reported that there were actually two amateur radio operators killed in West Timor, Indonesia. We reported last week that Pero Simundza, 9A4SP, was one of the three killed and now we are sad to report that Carlos Luis Caceres, KD4SYB, (age 33) was the second person killed. OPDX would like to send out our condolences to his family and friends. OPDX InterNet Subscribes will receive an additional bulletin which contains a message from Carlos's father about his son. Meanwhile, please visit and sign the Memorial Guestbooks for both families at: http://www.qsl.net/kd4syb/ and http://www.qsl.net/9a4sp/

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station, K3G, to be active from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station in Philadelphia, Pa., from 1400z to 0000z October 21, 2000. The station is commemorating the Sixty First Anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Suggested frequncies are: 7232, 14332, 21332, and 28332 kHz. A "Special Commemorative QSL" will be available via NM3S at: Dan Amoroso, 196 Dam View Drive, Media, Pa. 19063. For more Information, contact Dan at: NM3S@prodigy.net

SPECIAL EVENT. The Greater Norwalk Amateur Radio Club (GNARC) will be operating a special event station to commemorate the visit of the traveling Viet Nam Wall Memorial to Norwalk, Connecticut. The Club will be using the special event call K1V beginning October 12th, 1600z until October 16th at 0400z. Operation will be in the lower 25 kHz of the General phone portions of 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. For specific frequencies, check for posts to DX clusters and at their Web page ( http://www.gnarc.org ) during the dates of the event. QSL to: K1V c/o GNARC, 324 Main Ave Box 115, Norwalk, CT 06851, USA. A 8.5x11 color certificate as well as a QSL card will be available. For the certificate, please include a 9x12 SASE with sufficient postage. For the QSL card ONLY, a business sized SASE. A donation of 1 USD to defray printing would be appreciated.

T8, PALAU. Shun, JH7IMX, will be active as T88SW between September 21-24th. He will participate in the CQ WW RTTY Contest. His activity before the contest will be CW, SSB and perphaps also PSK31 on 80-10 meters including the WARC bands. QSL via JH7IMX.

T8, PALAU. Look for Kazuo/JA3ART and Katsuji/JR3KFX to be on a DX-vacation from October 6-9th, signing as T88JJ and T88FX, respectively. Activity will be on 80-10 meters and also 6 meters. Operations will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. They will concentrate on WARC bands and RTTY. QSL via the JARL Bureau or direct to their homecall below: Kazuo Ebihara, JA3ART, P.O.Box 62, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-8691 JAPAN Katsuji Takagi, JR3KFX, 653-16 Yodo-Namazucho, Kyoto, 613-0914 JAPAN

V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Team Antigua will once again activate V26B in this year's CQWW SSB Contest on October 28-29th. They plan to enter the the contest as a Multioperator/Multi-transmitter category. Team members will make special attempts to be active on RTTY, PSK31, 160 meters and the WARC Bands a few days before and after the contest. There is also a possibility of some 6 meter and Satellite operations with conditions permitting. Operators will make their presence felt on all bands starting on or about October 25th until about November 1st. The Members of Team Antigua and their callsigns are:

 V26A   Dale, N3BNA   QSL via  WB3DNA    V26O   Bob, N5NJ     QSL via N5NJ
 V26AK  Tony, N2TK    QSL via  N2TK      V26OC  Brian, N3OC   QSL via  N3OC
 V26AU  Carsten, DL6LAU QSL via  DL6LAU  V26SZ  Sharon, N5CK  QSL via N5CK
 V26B   Sam, WT3Q     QSL via  WT3Q      V26TZ  Tom, ZP5AZL   QSL via W3HNK
 V26EW  Ed,  N2ED     QSL via  N2ED      V26U   Bill, W2UDT   QSL via W2UDT
 V26J   Jay, WX0B     QSL via  W3LT      V26YR  John, W2YR    QSL via W2YR

For a complete station descriptions, complete with photographs and rate charts of "The Team Antigua, V26B, Superstation", please visit their Web page at: http://www.frc-contest.org OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin.

XU, CAMBODIA (Update/Change from OPDX.474). Toni, EA5RM, informs OPDX that the dates for the XU7ABD operation by him and Pedro, EA7DBO, have been changed. Due to flights connection problems, the dates for this DXpedition have delayed the team's arrival in Phnom Pehn until the morning of October 5th. The operation will finish on the morning of October 13th.

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