Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 484
November 6, 2000

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 484
BID: $OPDX.484
November 6, 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, NC1L, N7NG/1, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & The 59(9) DX Report, K3BEQ, W3HNK, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB4PVT, K5OVC, K7CO, K8YSE, DF3CB, DF4RD, DF7ZS, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DL1YD, DL2FAG, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, G4RGK, IK7JWX, IV3RAV, JI3DST, OH1NOA, PA5BW, PA5NT, PR7AR, PY2YP, SP5UAF, SP9XWD, TA3J/TA3YJ, VA3RJ, VU2JOS, 9M2TO and Gilda Amen for the following DX information.

SPECIAL NOTE BY EDITOR: If you are having a problem receiving bounced mail by sending mail to me via " kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org ", please send mail to me via " kb8nw@arrl.net "...... TNX de Tedd KB8NW

1SL1A, SEALAND (More on this interesting upcoming operation. DX IS...). Jon "JT" Utley, K7CO (1SL1J), has informed OPDX that the 1SL1A operation will take place between December 9-12th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. The WARC bands and 160 meters are being considered. The 1SL1A operation will be active during the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. Jon mentions that the license from the government has been issued. He also states the following: "For those that are wondering about using the prefix 1SL... As some of you know in the past 1S has been used for Spratly. This prefix bloc is not reserved for Spratly but used because the area is in dispute over who owns the area. Sealand is also in dispute. I will list links below that touch on the international debate over Sealand's claim. Any comments regarding your research of Sealand are welcome. We have created the Radio Amateur Association of the Principality of Sealand and our goals are to become a member of the IARU and eventually the ITU." Again, for more information and details, check the following Web sites: http://www.sealandgov.com/ http://www.fruitsofthesea.demon.co.uk/sealand/index.html http://www.nielsen.net/1sl/ Here is an ABC News article on Sealand.. Click on the picture for a video news story using realplayer video. http://more.abcnews.go.com/sections/tech/dailynews/sealand000606.html ADDED NOTE: OPDX has learned that an operation took place from Sealand in 1982 by four German ham operators (DF8AO, DK8KW, DL6PE and DL2NO). They used the callsigns S1AH, S1AB, S1AS and S1AD.

3B8, MAURITIUS. Sigi, DL7DF, will be active as 3B8/DL7DF between now through November 16th. Please note that this is only a vacation, NOT a DXpedition! Expect only some occasional activity. Sigi will have a TS-50, a linear as well as Titanex V80 low band vertical. QSL via the bureau to DL7DF or direct to: Sigi Presch, DL7DF, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, D-12621 Berlin, Germany. The DL7DF homepage is at: http://www.qsl.net/dl7df/

3W, VIETNAM. The Uruguay DX Group/Cram will make a new joint DXpedition this year. This time they will operate from Southern Vietnam. Activity will be from November 22nd through November 26th, from Kimdo Hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon). The station will be able to use 500 watts into a 3 element yagi. The licence has been issued, but the callsign will not be announced until their arrival due to the possibility of a pirate operation. A well know operator who will be there is, Bert, CX3AN (formerly: CX0XY, VP8BUH, C91BV, P40AN, HR6XX, VP5/CX3AN, ZK1AAN, ZK1CRR, 3D2HA and FO0ALE). QSL Manager is Antoine, F6FNU.

4J, AZERBAIJAN. "The 59(9) DX Report" reports that Bob, N3NGC (ex-EL2RF, A92GD), has left Liberia and is on his way to Baku and hopes to obtain a license.

4W6GH QSLS AND MORE. Antonio, CT1EGH/4W6GH, reportedly is very busy processing the thousands of QSL cards that he has received and continues to receive. Some have received their QSL, but please be patient. He currently is unsure when he will go back to 4W, but he does state every thing indicates that it should be in February of 2001. Antonoi hopes to be active from Guinea-Bissau (J5) during November sometime. His Web page is at: http://www.qsl.net/ct1egh/

4S, SRI LANKA. Just a quick reminder that Phil, G3SWH, and his XYL will be in Sri Lanka (IOTA AS-003) from November 9-22nd. Phil has received the licence and callsign 4S7WHG. They will be travelling extensively during their stay, and Phil hopes to be active on CW only, all bands from 40-10 meters for a few hours at least on most days, circumstances permitting. This will be a holiday type operation with limited activity, although they will spend the last few days relaxing on the beach at Unawatuna in the south of the island where Phil hopes to be a little more active. He will have his IC-706 and R-7000 antenna with him. QSLs will be via G3SWH, either direct or via the RSGB bureau.

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Timo, OH1NOA, will operate as 9M6AAC from the Hillview Gardens, Keningau, Sabah, during the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry on November 25-26th. QSL via N2OO. Before and after the contest he will try to monitor 6 meters and work some WARC band QSOs. For more details, check the Web site: http://www.qsl.net/oh1noa/9m6/9m6aac.htm

A5, BHUTAN. The JA group that was active this past week is now QRT. However, there has been some confusion on the QSL routes. The original annoncement stated to QSL all contacts to JH1NBN. However, this seems to have changed. Before leaving Yuki, JH1NBN, sent out a report and stated that each operator will receive their own callsign and be their own QSL Manager. QSL to the following A5 callsigns and operators:

        A52B  via JR7TEQ    A52JA via JK1AFI       A52XX via JA1PCY
        A52DX via JF1PJK    A52W  via JH1NBN

AT0, INDIA. In connection with the Ham Radio 2000 Convention to be held at Hyderabad, India, in December 2000, the special event station AT0JH will be active during some CW and Phone contests. This station was heard this past weekend and is expected to be active again (on SSB) from 1830z November 10th to 1830z November 12th. QSL via Box 15, Secunderabad 500003, India.

CONVENTION PHOTOS. Jean Michel, F6AJA, reports that he has put some photos from the IOTA/RSGB Convention in Windsor last October on the Yves, F6CYV's, web site at: http://home.nordnet.fr/~yverbeke/iotaconv.shtml


E3, ERITREA (Operation QRT). Chris/DL5NAM (E30NA) and Dieter/DF4RD (E30TA) arrived back home on Saturday, November 4th. According to Dieter's press release, they closed the operation down on October 31st, making close to 25,000 QSOs. The complete press release will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin. Suggested Web sites for more information on this operation are: http://www.qsl.net/e30ta/ http://www.bavarian-contest-club.de http://www.uni-erlangen.de/~unrz45/BCC/act/2000/e30/

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

KH5K, KINGMAN REEF. The K5K operation ended on October 31st at 1700z. QSL via K4TSJ. For further details and information, and also look for online logs, check the Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/krpdxg/

PC50, THE NETHERLANDS (Attention Prefix Hunters - Special Event). The following is an excerpt from a press release (the complete release will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin): On December 15th, the Radio Agency of The Netherlands will celebrate the 50th anniversary of former intercontinental radio reception station "NERA". During the celebrations, amateur radio will be part of it. Besides, the weekend before the official celebrations, on Saturday/Sunday December 9th and 10th, a special event station will be operated by employees of the Radio Agency. The callsign PC-50-N has been applied for. The callblock PC has not been issued to radio amateurs before. Activity will be around the clock, propagation permitting, on CW, SSB or PSK31 on 70cm, 2, 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160 meters. A special QSL card will be awarded to all contacting stations and will be sent by the bureau automatically. SWL reports will be answered too. Please send your reports via bureau, direct or via Email (please keep message size small). Send direct to: Ben Witvliet, PA5BW c/o NERA, Radioweg 3, Nederhorst-den-Berg, The Netherlands Send E-mail to: ben.witvliet@rdr.nl

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

SIX METER BEACON UPDATE. Tex, 9M6TO, reports that the 9M2TO/B has been improved (QRO). The frequency: 50.005 MHz. Power is: 50 watts (as of November 1st at 0000z). The antenna is a GP. All equipment donated by: TX - TS660 by JA1PCM, KEY - AEA MM3 by JA1PCM, AMP - HL66V Tokyo HiPower 50w by 9M2/JI1ETU, ANT - 5/8 GP by 9M2TO, POWER SUPPLY by 9M2KT and COOLING SYSTEM by 9M2KT. It was the MARTS Penang group who made the decision for improvements to the system.


ZL8, KERMADEC ISLAND. Jacky, ZL3CW (aka F2CW), is now active and is operating as ZM8CW from Raoul Island (OC-039) now through November 12th or possibly until November 23rd. Mostly his activity is on CW 20/17/15/ 12/10 meters. However, he has also been heard on 15/12 meters SSB.

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