Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 499
February 19, 2001

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 499
BID: $OPDX.499
February 19, 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 Network, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & The 599 DX Report, W3UR & The Daily DX, WZ3AR, N4AA & QRZ DX, WD4NGB, K5RT, W5PF, K6IPV, K6KM, KH6BZF, K8PT, K8YSE, K9LSB, CE6TBN, CO8TW, DL1EK & DX News Letter, DL2VFR, DL7VOA, EI4GK, F6AJA & Les Novelles DX, F6EPY, FM5GU, GW0VSW, PA5ET, PY1NEZ, VE3EXY, VE7DP, VK3EW VK4AAR, VK0MM, XE1KK and ZR1DQ for the following DX information.

MESSAGE FROM EDITOR: Did you ever wonder "How many DXCC Countries/Entities were active last week?" and "Is it possible to achieve DXCC in a week?". Well now OPDX and Terry/AB5K's AR TelNet Cluster Network will have the answer for you every week? Look below:

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11/February, through Sunday, 18/February there were 252 countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C0, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3V, 3W, 3Y/b, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE0X, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FP, FR, FR/j, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH1, KH2, KH4, KH5K, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0S, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T31, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XF4, XT, XU, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, and ZS.

OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional bulletin (due to its size) with a complete breakdown and "DXCC/Entities Chart of Activity". OPDX would like to send a special thanks to Terry for his time and input for this new feature. Also, Terry and your editor (KB8NW) would like to hear your comments (and suggestions) on this new feature. Send them to: kb8nw@arrl.net

3A, MONACO. Reports indicate that the administration of Monaco has now authorized operations on 6 meters for amateur. This is after a 1 month test which proved that there was no interference to other services. Laura, 3A2MD, who is genrally active on all bands, is attempting to get something up for this band. Until then, look for her on 10 meters (28016 or 28446 kHz) between 0630-0700z and on 15 meters (around 21032 kHz) between 1000-1100z before she moves to 20 meters CW/SSB.

3B, MARURITIUS. Jacky, 3B8CF, can be found almost daily on 30 and 20 meters CW between 0230-0400z. Check around 10106 and 14027. QSL via CBA.

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. Robert, 3B9FR, usually can be found on 15/17/20 meters between 1530-1930z. Check 14025, 18073 and 21295 kHz. QSL via CBA.

3D2, CONWAY. By the time you read this the DXpedition team will be gathering in Nadi, Fiji. It seems that there may be a delay due to one of team members did not get the U.S. visa, and had to travel a different way. The whole team will have to stay on Fiji until he arrives which will cause late DXpedition start (about 12 hours). Operation was expected to start February 22nd. Their final itinerary is posted on: http://www.kragujevac.co.yu/3d2/general/general.htm

3Y, BOUVET. Chuck, 3Y0C, still continues to be active more so than past weeks. He has been hitting almost every band CW/SSB. He is even taking requests for CW contacts after working him on SSB. Chuck was heard this past weekend on 28495, 21295, 18130, 14195, 10115 and 3772 kHz at various times. It was mentioned this past week on one of the severval "DX Reflectors" that Chuck is expected to leave Bouvet March 2nd (not firm) and arrive in Cape Town on March 7th.

3W, VIETNAM. Three stations were heard this past week. 3W2LI was heard on 28480 kHz around 0915z. Hans, 3W2LWS, on 14010 kHz between 1530-1700z (QSL via WA1LWS). His activity will last until March 6th. Tom, 3W7CW, was heard on 28007 and 14028 kHz between 1330-1400z (QSL via SP5JTF).

4H/4I, PHILIPPINES (IOTA Activity/Update). Frank, VE7DP, provided OPDX with another update on his and local Philippine ham activity. The activity on the Island of Marinduque as 4I1P made about 3800 QSOs from the new IOTA OC-244. This past weekend (Feb. 17-19th), operators VE7DP, DU1KGJ, 4F1FZ and 4F1OZ were expected to activate Lubang Island (OC-126) using the 4I1P callsign again. QSL to VE7DP or DX1CW. Frank states arrangements have been finalized for an expedition to Batan Islands (OC-093) on February 24-27th. Ten members of the DX1CW club will be participating and VE7DP will be one of the operators. The CW Philippines have applied for 4H2B callsign. QSL via VE7DP or DX1CW.

4S, SRI LANKA. Ernest/4S7EA and Nelson/4S7NE have been keeping the CW crowd happy on 30 meters (arond 10106 kHz). Look for Nelson around 1245z and between 1930-2015z. Look for Ernest between 2300-0100z, if not there check 20 meters on 14025 kHz.

8Q, MALDIVES. Mike, OE3MZC, continues to be active as 8Q7MZ until February 21st. Activity has been on 15/17/20 meters SSB between 1200-1700z. QSL via home callsign.

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA (Update). Don/K6IPV and Dave/W6AQ are now active from here as 9M6IPT and 9M6AQT, respectively. Over the past weekend, they were active in the ARRL DX CW Contest using the special callsign 9M6V. Activity is expected to last until February 22nd. There are no other updates on whether they will travel to Brunei (V8) for a few days. QSL the contest callsign and their individual 9M6 callsigns to W6ORD, good in all callbooks and databases for the last four years.

ATTENTION ALL DXERS.... Paul, K5RT, CQ WAZ Awards Manager, reports the following: "PLEASE do NOT send WAZ applications to K1MEM's address. Jim has been deceased for over a year now. WAZ applications continue to arrive at his QTH nearly every week. Please help us spread the word. We at CQ have tried very hard to make sure that the revised WAZ rules received a very wide audience since last January. The WAZ rules can be found on several national radio society web pages, in several amateur radio magazines and on CQ's own web page (in 7 languages even!). The URL for the CQ web site is: http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com Once again, please help get the word out to the DX Community at large. Jim's widow should not have to be bothered with having to forward WAZ applications after this long a period..... DX is! Vy 73 Paul K5RT CQ WAZ Awards Manager"

BQ9, PRATAS ISLAND. Reports indicate that Paul, BV4FH, has the authorization for another operation from here beginning March 6th through March 15th. There will be 8 operators on this trip: BV2OO, BV4FH, BV5CR, BX2AX, AA4NN, JA1AYC, RK3DT and W4NZC. QSL via KU9C.

CE0X, SAN AMBROSIO ISLAND. Mark, CE6TBN, sent out a brief statement this past week. He said, "I'm sorry but CE0XT is cancelled for transporting problem."

CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND. This will probably be the last week to work Dick/ DJ2EH and his wife Ann/DL8NBH as CE0YEH. Activity has been on all bands including the WARC bands mostly on CW (with some SSB) at various times. Most of the SSB activity has been on 15/12/10 meters.

D6, COMOROS. The D68C team continues to be very active until February 28th. They have kept their promise to be active on all bands and modes. They were even heard on 10 meter FM. They are easy to find, usually begging for QSOs, and easy to work. They will probably break a QSO record. Last heard, they were over 61,000 QSOs.

EL, LIBERIA. Dickson, EL2DT, has been active on 21255 kHz between 0930-1030z. QSL via IK0PHY.

EP, IRAN. Hamid, EP3HR, has been active on 12 meters. Check 24950 kHz between 0900-0930z. QSL via I2MQP.

FM, MARTINIQUE (Update). Dennis, FM5GU, informs OPDX that FM5GU will participate in the 2001 CQ WPX SSB Contest in the Multi-Single category. The operators will be: IV3TDM, IV3FHH, IV3JVJ, FM5DN, FM5WD, FM5FJ and FM5GU. All QSLs should go to KU9C's callbook address.

FO & ZK, FRENCH POLYNESIA AND SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Dominique, F6EPY, will be on a "South Pacific DXpedition" during the first fews of March. Look for him between March 3-7th, as FO/F6EPY (?), from Moorea Island (OC-046), French Polynesia. Also, look for him between March 8-16th, as ZK1EPY from Rarotonga Island (OC-013), South Cook (and possibly Aitutaki Atoll). Operations will be mainly on CW on 80-10 meters including WARC bands. Look for him 18 kHz from the lower band edge (7018, 10118, 14018....etc.). There is a possibility of some SSB, digital modes (PSK31, RTTY) and 6m SSB. Activity will be concentrated on European propagation. His equipment is a IC-706 MK2G, Butternut HF9V and 2 x 20m center feeded Zeppelin and a 3 element beam for 6m. A Web site is available at: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/dominique.auprince/SP_DXPED.htm

FO5, FRENCH POLYNESIA. F5DYD is now active as FO5RA from Tahiti for the next 2 years. He uses a FT-847 and a 2 element Quad antenna and seems to like 10 meters. Check 28560 and 28480 kHz between 1630 and 1930z. Also, look for him on 6 meters between 0700-1700z.

FO/M, MARQUESAS ISLAND. Wulf, DL1AWI, continues to be very active from here as FO/DL1AWI and is expected to be active until February 28th. During recent days, activity seemed to be mainly 30/40/80 meters CW. Watch these bands beginning around 0300z. QSL via DL1AWI.

H4, SOLOMON ISLAND. Bernard, H44MS, has been quite active lately on 12 meters. Look for him between 24937 and 24955 kHz starting around 1000z. He has also been active on 75 meters on 3799 kHz after 1100z. Also, watch 40/17/15/10 meters. QSL via DL2GAC.

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

J2, DJIBOUTI. David/J28EX/F5THR and Jean/J28NH/F5NHJ, who are active from here, will activate Maskali Island (IOTA AF-053) next weekend. They will leave Djibouti around 1500 local time on Friday and they will come back on Sunday in the afternoon. They hope to be active on 80-6 meters.

J3, GRENADA. A two-week mini-DXpedition is planned for Grenada, the West Indies, by Dee/W1HEO and Paul/W5PF from March 30th through April 11th. Operations will be on 40-10 meters, SSB/CW. Special attention will be given to the WARC bands and the General-class portions of the phone bands. They will have two 100 watt transceivers plus a beam for 10/15/20 meters and inverted Vees for 12/17/40 meters. Their J3 callsigns will be assigned upon their arrival, but they are expected to be J3/W1HEO and J3/W5PF. QSL with SASE direct to the respective callbook addresses or via the bureau.

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. JD1BCK has been active on 10 meters between 28433 and 28460 kHz, usually after 0230z but as late as 0600z. QSL via JM1TUK.

KH6 CONVENTION. Propagation Guru Lee, KH6BZF, informs OPDX that there will be a "HAWAII STATE AMATEUR RADIO CONVENTION" at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Saturday, October 13, 2001. Lee states:

"WHO: Everyone Be there! WHY? Good warm weather and good fellowship! Please mark you Upcoming Events Calendars Early...we'll appreciate that fact. More will follow: Mid March, June, July and September updates."

MJ, JERSEY. Pete/K8PT and Craig/K3PLV will again trek to the Channel Island of Jersey and be active on March 14-20th. Emphasis will be on digital modes (CW/RTTY/PSK31). Operations will be on 160-10 meters with an emphasis on the WARC bands and IOTA frequency 14260 kHz. Please QSL via their respective home callsign.

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

YK9A is now QRT. The group made over 27,000 QSOs during 7 days of operating time. Final statistics will be available on the web site by the end of the month. The team thanks the DX community for keeping the pileups going 24 hours per day, and it was a truly exciting event. They also thank their host Omar Shabsigh, YK1AO for his hospitality and friendship. The expedition would not have happened without his support, and that of the Technical Institute of Radio. QSL via K9LA.

SU, EGYPT. SU/ZS6WPX has been heard on 20/12/10 meters during the past week. Check between 28475 and 28490 kHz between 1330-1730z. Check around 24940-24950 kHz after 1100z and 14180 kHz after 1915z. QSL via ZS6WPX.

SV5, DODECANESE. Carl, GW0VSW, will be active as SV5/GW0VSW from the Island of Rhodes (EU-001), June 16-30th. Activity will be mainly CW on all bands 40-10 meters. Operation should be around 0500-1600z family permitting. The rig will be an IC-706 with dipole antennas. Look for Carl on the IOTA and QRP frequencies. QSL via homecall.

SV9, CRETE. Dick, G3URA, will be active as SV9/G3URA between February 22-27th. He reportedly likes CW, so watch for him, especially on 14035 kHz. QSL via G3URA.

T32, EASTERN KIRIBATI. The OK operators now active as T32RD will continue to be active until March 4th. Activity in recent days has been on 80/40/ 15/10 meters CW. However, they have been on the other bands and phone. Also, look for them on 6 meters (check 50105 and 50125). QSL via OK1RD.

T8, PALAU. Yukio, JA6ENF, is expected to be active this week as T88NF. He will be here on holiday (with his family) between February 21-26th. Activity will be mostly CW on 80-10 meters. QSL via CBA direct or JARL.

TR, GABON. Alain, TR8CA, has been active on 10 meters (around 28462 kHz) between 1530-1600z. QSL via F6CBC. Xavier, TR8CX, is another station who has been active but on 15 meters (around 21260 kHz) after 2130z.

XE, MEXICO. The Mexican "Radio Club Satelites, A.C.", XE1RCS, will be active once more in the CQ WW 160m Phone Contest. Last year they obtained "Second Place World Multi Operator" category. They will be especially looking for Europe, Asia and Africa with improved antennas. QSL via XE1KK.

XX9, MACAU. There are only a few days left to work Ulf, SM0GNU, as XX9TDX. He will leave on the 20th. During the weekend, he was heard on 30/17/10 meters CW. QSL via SM0GNU.

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