Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 496
January 29, 2001

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 496
BID: $OPDX.496
January 29, 2001
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, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters, ARRL Letter & W1AW DX Bulletin, N2CY, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & The 599 DX Report, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WD4NGB, AC7DX, K8YSE, N0JK, CE6TBN, DL3TD, EA3AJI, EA5KB, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0DU, HK3JJH, HK6DOS, LU1DZ, PA3GIO, RA3SL, RA0FF, SM5DJZ, UA9XC, UA0MF, VK3EW and VU2JOS for the following DX information.

3A, MONACO. Laura, 3A2MD, is usually very active on 80 meters. Look for her on 3506 or 3798 kHz starting 0630z. She was also heard on 20 and 10 meters CW on 28031 kHz at 1330z or on 14033 kHz at 1500z working USA on long path. Frank, 3A2MW, is also active. Check 18135 kHz around 1000z or 14188 kHz around 1200z.

3C1, EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Erik, SM0AGD, is now active as 3C1AG until February 5th. He has been active on 80/40/30/12/10 meters CW and 20/15 meters RTTY. A report from John, SM5DJZ, indicates that Erik is using his normal AP8 GP, and has put up a dipole for 30 meters which later he will be changing into a 160 meter dipole. Erik has also promised some SSB activity, but his primary mode is CW. Erik has been very well taken care of by Alan/3C5I and his XYL, and they meet almost every night. Suggested frequencies he intend to use are:

QSL via his homecall SM0AGD. His pattern of operating last week seems to be the following:

   10/12/15 meters - 0930-1730z      40 meters - 0200-0330z
   20 meters - 2030-0130z            80 meters - 0430-0530z
   30 meters - 0330-430z

3V, TUNISIA. A YL operator was heard at the controls last week from 3V8BB on 20 meters. Listen for Zaida to show up on 14260 kHz starting around 1100z and staying as late as 1400z.

3W, VIETNAM. This entity continues to have activity from it. 3W6AR was heard on 21274 kHz from about 0015z to 0100z. Hau, 3W6LI, was heard from Saigon on 28475 kHz around 0930z. QSL via IK2DUW.

3Y, BOUVET. Chuck, 3Y0C, continues to be active but mainly on 20 meters. However, he does show up once and awhile on 80/40/17 meters. From the WD4NGB Web page, Chuck's Icom PW1 amp is still not working, but support guys have been in daily contact with the Icom reps in Japan trying to find the problem on the PW1 amp. They are sending information back and forth daily on the results of many tests. Chuck's beam is repaired, and back up. He is still trying to make up some new antennas. The Hexbeam is the only one of the originals to be in one piece. It has been repaired, but the vertical was not repairable. He has put some low band wire antennas up and will work on them as time permits. Chuck has been very busy and in his spare time, he will try to get on RTTY within the next 2 days. Chuck has one more glitch in the RTTY software to correct, but it looks good.

A5, BHUTAN. The Johnson family (A52GJ, A52MJ, A52VJ and A52YL) will be active until February 2nd. Glenn, A52GJ, seems to be active the mostly. He has really been hitting the lower bands at various times lately. If you miss this activity, you will have another chance to work another operator. Look for Dimitri, RA9CO, to be active as A52CO March 15-21st on all bands CW and SSB.

AP, PAKISTAN. Bob, AP2JZB, has been calling CQ for stateside stations on 17/12/10 meters also daily between 1300-1430z. Check around 18125, 24950 and between 28470 and 28510 kHz. QSL via K2EWB.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Hans, C91CU, was active this past week on 14165 kHz for over an hour starting around 1715z.

CE0, SAN AMBROSIO ISLAND (Update). Marco, CE6TBN, Team Leader for the 2001 San Ambrosio Island DXpedition, reported that they needs 2 more operators for CE0ZT DXpeditions. If interested, please send E-mail to: ce6tbn@dxpedition.org

D2, ANGOLA. Gabriele, D2EB, was heard on 15/10 meters this past week between 1700 and 1800z. Check 21333 and 28495 kHz. QSL via I3LLH.

D6, COMOROS. By the time you read this, the D68BT and D68WL will be QRT (expected at 1200z, Sunday, January 28th). Their estimated QSO count is around 24,000 QSOs in the log (with dupes, around 32,000). Check the following Web pages for more information:

ADDED NOTE: If you missed working this operation, do not worry. A very large operation will be taking place between February 8-28th. Look for D68C to be active on all bands and modes.

FG, GUADELOUPE (Also KP4). Hiro, JA2EZD, who has been active throughout the Caribbean (FM/Martinigue, J6/St.Lucia, J7/Dominica) the last few weeks should be active from here as FG5BG. He is expected to leave here and head to Puerto Rico (KP4)in early February. Most of his activity has been on CW on 80/40/20/15/10, but there has been SSB. QSL via XW2A.

HK0, MALPELO ISLAND. Pedro, HK3JJH, sent a message to your editor in Spanish which I tried my best to translate. Pedro reports to OPDX that he is planning a DXpedition to Malpelo for which he has "corresponding permission". There were NO dates given. However, he is look for some help (green stamps) for this project. He plans to be on the island for a month and will be active on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters SSB and possibly RTTY. Credits will be given to any individual or organiztion that helps or endorses his project.

IOTA DXPEDITIONS BY BERT. Bert, PA3GIO, informs OPDX that he is going to be very busy activing IOTAs this year in the Caribbean, Central America, India Ocean and the Tasman Sea. Here is his planned schedule:

** ADDED NOTE. Bert adds that since January 17, 2001, he has mailed 20000 direct and bureau VK9CQ and VK9XV QSL cards. You can see what the VK9 QSL card looks like at his Web site: http://www.pa3gio.nl/

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

J2, DJIBOUTI. Jean, J28NH, has been active lately on PSK31 on 10 meters on 28121 kHz around 0645z and 20 meters on 14080 kHz around 1700z. He has also been heard on 12 meters SSB on 24955 kHz around 1345z.

J3, GRENADA. Willi, DJ7RJ, is now active as J3/DJ7RJ until February 3rd. Over the last few days, he was heard on 80/40/20/15/12/10 meters CW/SSB. Check 80/40 meters after 0200z as late as 0800z, 20/15 meters after 1900z and 12/10 meters after 1330z. QSL via DJ7RJ.

KH9, WAKE ISLAND. Start looking for Terry, K7ASU, to be active from here as K7ASU/KH9 until February 24th. His activity will be mostly on PSK31 and with some CW. QSL via K7ASU.

NEW DXNL EDITOR. Lothar Wilke, DL3TD, Chairman of the DARC Committee for DX and HF Contesting, has announced a new editor for the DARC DX Newsletter. The editor will be Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK, who is a well-known person within the DX and contest community. The first DARC DX Newsletter edited by DL1EK will be published during the first week of February. You can reach Karlfried via his E-mail: dxnl@darc.de

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

S2, BANGLADESH. The "ARRL Letter and DX Bulletin" states John, KX7YT, is active from Dhaka until February 1st as S21YV. His activity will be on 20 meters only with operations on SSB, PSK31, MFSK16, and possibly CW and RTTY. He will be looking for stateside stations between 0100-0200z and 1500-1700z. He has been alternating days on 14195 kHz SSB and 14071 kHz on PSK31. QSL via KX7YT. Core says he will apply for an extension of operating authority and hopes to be back in Bangladesh in April as well.

SPECIAL EVENT. Only a few days left to work ZY3WSF which is active during the World-wide Social Forum (FSM) (taking place now through January 30th) for the first time, in the city of Porto Cheers, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Activity is expected on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via PY3FBI ONLY DIRECT. Gilberto is NOT A MEMBER OF THE BUREAU.

TT8, CHAD. Two stations were active this past week, TT8FC and TT8RH. TT8FC was 7012 kHz between 0245 and 0430z. QSL via EA4AHK. TT8RH was heard on 20/15 meters CW. Activity on 15 meters was between 1030 and 1345 on 21020 kHz and 20 meters on 14010 kHz after 1600z. QSL TT8RH via F8BBT.

V2, ANTIGUA. Chuck, N2CY, will be operating here from February 27th through March 4th, and expects to sign as V26CY. He will be an entry in the ARRL SSB Contest, but expects to be on the air prior to the contest on all bands including the WARC bands, SSB and CW. QSL to his home call N2CY.

VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Paul, VP8DBQ, has been active on 20/15 meters between 0930z and 1030z. Check 21297 and 14250 kHz. QSL via M1AIB.

VU EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION. A major earthquake hit India last week and the following information was provided by Jose Jacob, VU2JOS: "Members of National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), VU2NRO, Hyderabad have established HF/VHF stations in the earthquake affected areas of Gujarat for providing emergency relief communications to the Government. Our main frequency is 14.160 Mhz. The callsigns are VU2LIC, VU2MYH, VU2LFA, VU3RBN..... Other local and out station Hams are also active." So, it is requested that all international amateur radio operators please stay clear of 14160 kHz and 7023 kHz until further notice.

YJ, VANUATU. Currently Sigi/DK9FN and Bernhard/DL2GAC are active as YJ0AFN and YJ0ABS, respectively, until February 10th. They do hope to activate some of the rare IOTA islands if they can solve transportation problem. Sigi is active mostly on CW, and Bernhard on SSB. Sigi is trying to work Europe on the low bands around his sunrise (there were 80m CW spots around 1700z). QSL YJ0AFN via HA8FW and YJ0ABS via DL2GAC.

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