Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 502
March 12, 2001

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 502
BID: $OPDX.502
March 12, 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, N2OO, WN3VAW, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5TT, W5PF, K8YSE, K9LSB, NE8Z, CT1ETE, CX3AL, DL1EK & DX News Letter, DL3APO, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Novelles DX, G3SXW, GW0ANA, HK3JJH, JA3MZB, LU8ADX, LX2AJ, ON4ALW, PA3BIZ,, PA9KT, PY1NEZ, YB5QZ and ZL1AMO for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4/Mar, through Sunday, 11/Mar there were 234 countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BV9P, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, 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, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, 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, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG,TI, TI9, TK, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZK3, ZL, ZL7, ZP, and ZS

PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).

OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional bulletin (due to its size) with a complete breakdown and "DXCC/Entities Chart of Activity".

3C5, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Correction). Alan's, 3C5I (not 3C5A as reported in OPDX.501), 6 meter beacon is still up and active on 50096 kHz. Alan was heard this past weekend on 50110 kHz around 2130z calling CQ. He will leave here in April.

3G, EASTER ISLAND. The 3G0Y group continues to be very active on all bands and modes. Look for them to go QTH on March 19th. QSL via DK7YY.

3W, VIETNAM. YL operator Aya, 3W2QAQ, was heard active on 21040 kHz at 0015z and on 7013 kHz at 1420z. Also heard was 3W2NY on 21245 between 0430 and 0530z. QSL via JH1MZG. Hans, 3W2LWS, continues to be very active on 15/20/40 meters CW between 1900 and 0130z. QSL via WA1LWS.

5U, NIGER. The activity by the Italian group signing 5U2K and 5U3T should be QRT (March 12th) by the time you read this.

9M0, SPRATLY. The 9M0M group may have gone QRT. There were no QSNs reported over the past weekend. Last spot was on March 9th. QSL via K7XN.

A4, OMAN. Chris, A45XR, has been playing on RTTY alot on 40/20/15/10 meters during various times throughout the day. Check around 80 kHz from the band edge. QSL via P.O.B 2038, CPO 111 Oman.

BQ9, PRATAS ISLAND. The BQ9P group continues to be very active until March 15th. QSL via KU9C.

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Just One More). Well known DXer Ron Wright, ZL1AMO, who usually travels/activates many locations in Pacific, informs OPDX that he will be activating the Temotu Province (OC-065). He expects to begin operations about March 21st for 3 weeks. His callsign most likely will be H40RW. H40 is ranked near 48 on the most wanted list. He will be on CW/SSB/RTTY with various antennas, but no amp. Ron states that his linear is too heavy to carry. His liasion during the operation is via Dick, N6FF, E-mail address: n6ff@tco.net The QSL will be a special color card as this will probably be "his last DXpedition". Ron would like to encourage everyone to QSL direct to ZL1AMO CallBook address.

HK0, MALPELO ISLAND (Update). Pedro, HK3JJH, informed OPDX this week that some friends in Japan sent him a new transceiver, an Icom IC-706. He reported that he will make a two days to Bahia Malaga to ship the equipment to Malpelo on March 6th. He states now that his next start (heading for Malpelo will be April 6th where he will be active for a month. Pedro will be active only on SSB on all the bands from 80-6 meters in the DX windows +- or the IOTA frequencies. It was reported this past week that Carl, N4AA, editor of "QRZ DX" will be Pedro's QSL Manager. Also, Carl is collecting donations for Pedro's operation. Please make checks/money orders payable to "CARL SMITH", and put a notation on the check that it is for HK0M. Send it to: Carl Smith, POB 249, Leicester, NC 28748-0279 USA

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

J3, GRENADA (Update). Paul, W5PF, wants to remind everyone that he and Dee, W2HEO, will be here active March 30th through April 11th. Operations will be on 40-10 meters, CW/SSB. Special attention will be given to the WARC bands and the General Class portions of the phone band. Suggested frequncies are:

* Listening frequency to be announced!

Their J3 callsigns will be assigned upon arrival, but they are expected to be J3/W1HEO and J3/W5PF. QSL with SASE direct to their respective callbook addresses or via the bureau.

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Philippe, LX2AJ, will be signing with the special callsign LX7I during the CQ WPX SSB Contest as a Single/Op/Single Band 20 meters entry. QSL via LX2AJ: Philippe Lutty, 6A, Sentier de Bricherhof, L-1262 Luxembourg. The log will be on the InterNet after the contest on the Web page: http://dx.qsl.net/logs/

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

SPECIAL EVENT (50 YEARS FOR VRZA). Wim Visch, PA3BIZ, Vice President of the VRZA, informs OPDX that "this year the V.R.Z.A. ( Dutch Amateur Radio Society ) celebrates its 50th aniversary. For this occasion a special award will be issued. To qualify for this award, one needs to contact at least four of the following special stations, who will be on the air throughout the year 2001: PI50VRZ/A, PI50CQP/A, PI50V, PI50R, PI50Z and PI50A. Each week the callsigns PI50V, PI50R, PI50Z and PI50A will be assigned to 4 of the 18 clubstations participating in this event and shifting the next week to four other cubstations, until the circle is closed, going the whole year around. QSL needs to be send via the regular clubstations callsign i.e. PI4( clubcall) so please ask, if you work a PI50(?), for the clubstations callsign. The stations will be on all bands all modes, also during contests etc.... A log file of the four stations you have heard/worked, signed by two other amateurs and accompanied by 5 USD or equivalent will be sufficient to apply for at our award to the manager: Ben Horsthuis, PA0HOR, Fr. Halsstraat 95, 3781 EV VOORTHUIZEN, The Netherlands."

TX0, CHESTERFIELD ISLANDS (Update). Jacky F2CW/ZK3CW, Dany F5CW/FK8VHY and two others operators will leave Noumea on April 24th and hope to arrive at Chesterfield on April 27th. They leave Chesterfield on May 2nd to head back to Noumea on May 6th. They hope to have 3 stations active for operating on 160-6 meters. They have requsted the callsigns TX0C or TX5C.

TX5, NEW CALEDONIA. Look for FK8GM and FK8HC to sign with the callsign TX5G during the CQ WPX Contest.

VP5, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. Dave/W5AO, along with husband/wife team Connie/K5CM and Pam/N5KW, will operate from the VP5B station on North Cacios Island from March 21st through April 5th. Each operator will sign out the contest VP5/homecall. They will operate 160-6 meters SSB/CW and will be active during the CQ WPX SSB Contest as VP5V. QSL cards for VP5/K5CM and VP5/N5KW go to their home address and for VP5/W5AO and VP5V, QSL to Box 88, Morris, OK 74445-088.

VP6, PITCAIRN (Possible New One?). TThe "Les Novelles DX" is reporting that Jacky, F2CW/ZL3CW, who was recently active as FK/F2CW and TX5CW from Noumea, will be traveling with Kan, JA1BK, and have left for Tahiti and Pitcairn. Over the past weekend, QSNs show that VP6BK and VP6CW were active on CW on 40 meters and the WARC bands. ADDED NOTE: Word has it that Kan and Jacky maybe on another island close too but far enough away from Pitcairn Island to qualify for a new DXCC entity. Kan suggests/hints this on his Web page at: http://www.iijnet.or.jp/JA1BK/ (but in Japanese) Many are guessing that the two are on Ducie Island (OC-182) which is 540 KM east of Pitcairn (lat/lon 24.40s/124.40w). The two will be coming back to Noumea at the end of March.

XU, CAMBODIA. XU7ABN has been active on RTTY on 14085 kHz between 1900 and 0000z.

YV, VENEZUELA (IOTA Activity). Dr. Rick, NE8Z, will be in Venezuela from March 26th through April 4th signing YV5/NE8Z from the Caracas area. He will then leave roughly around March 30th through April 2nd, for "Islas Los Roques" (IOTA SA-035) signing YV5/NE8Z. He will only be on 28460 kHz on SSB with his TS-50 and dipole antenna. QSL via NE8Z, Rick Dorsch, Box 616, Hamburg, MI 48139 USA.

ZD7/ZD9, ST. HELENA AND ASCENSION ISLAND. Glyn, GW0ANA, QSL Manager and Team Member for the ZD7/ZD8 DXPedition advise OPDX that all their gear has arrived safely on Ascension Island waiting their arrival on the 19th of March. They have be allocated ZD8K for Ascension Island and ZD7K for St. Helena. The team hopes to be active from ZD8 in the CQ WPX Contest. Their Web site has been fully updated and looks very interesting. DXers may want to log on to the neat URL: http://www.dxpedition.co.uk

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