Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 504
March 25, 2001

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 504
BID: $OPDX.504
March 26, 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, K2FRD, N2OO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K4VUD, N4GN, K7ZZ, K8YSE, KB9YXM, A35RK, CX6VM, DL1EK & DX News Letter, EU1EU, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3PJT, HK5MQZ, I2MOV, IW5BZQ, LU4FM, ON4AAC, PA3AXU, PS7JN, VK4AAR, YS1RR and YV5EED for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 18/Mar, through Sunday, 25/Mar there were 235 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, 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, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, 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, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, T30, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS There were 39 CQ Zones available during the past week. CQ Zone that were not active are: 2 There were 50 ITU Zones available during the past week. ITU Zones that were not active are: 3,4,9,15,21,22,23,24,25,26,31, 34,35,43,58,59,69, 70,71,72,74,90

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".

3A, MONACO. A group of Italian operators will be active for 3 days from here (grid JN33RR) during June 1-3rd. They will mainly concentrate their activity on 6 meters, but they will also be active on HF and 2 meters. Look for the following callsigns (operators) to be active: 3A/IK5GQK (Fabrizio), 3A/IK5YOJ (Giuseppe), 3A/IW5BZQ (Stefano) and 3A/IW5EDQ (Virginio). Their activity on 6 meters is as follows: 50.210 SSB, 50.600 RTTY and 50.620 MHz PSK31 (using an Icom IC-706MKIIG with 6 element yagi and HQ50 Halo Loop). Their 2 meters activity will be on 144.290 MHz SSB (using an Icom IC-706 with 9 element yagi). Their HF activity will be on SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV (using two Yaesu FT-100 and vertical antennas). You can send E-mail for skeds to: 3a@mannelli.com They mentioned that while they are on air they will check their E-mail every hour at the top of the hour. For the latest news, check their Web page at: http://www.mannelli.com/3a/ Direct QSL (SASE) for VHF QSOs (6/2 meters) via: Stefano Mannelli (IW5BZQ), P.O. Box 569, 50123 Firenze Centro, ITALY. QSL HF QSOs to: Fabrizio Vannini (IK5GQK), via Forlanini 68, 50127 Firenze, ITALY.

3G, JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND. Look for Key/JE6JYT, Chip/N6CA, Jack/N6XQ and Roman/XE2EED to be active from the Isla Robinson Crusoe (IOTA SA-005) between March 27th and April 3rd signing 3G0Z. They will have two stations active to cover many directions: one in San Juan Bautista village, the other on a nearby hilltop operating part-time. Activity will be mainly on 6 meters, transmitting on 50102 kHz and receiving on 50140 kHz. Their pilot stations, N6RV and KB6NAN, will be on 28885 kHz. QSL via N6XQ. For more details, check/watch the Web page: http://www.ham-radio.com/ce0z/ce0z.html

5R, MADAGASCAR. Stations 5R8FL, 5R8FU and 5R8GO have been active over the past week. Claude, 5R8GO, has been active on 20 and 10 meters. He was also active SSTV on 28680 kHz around 1245z. Ake, 5R8FU, has been active mainly on 15/12 meters CW. Check 12 meters around 0915z and 15 meters around 1815z. QSL via SM5DJZ. Andre, 5R8FL, has been active on 20 meters (14206 kHz) around 0430z and 10 meters (28496 kHz) around 1445z. QSL via F5TBA.

7X, ALGERIA. The "LNDX" reports tha Yannick, F6FYD, will be here for the next 2 months starting very soon (mid-March). There was no callsign or bands of operation mentioned. However, Mohammad, 7X4AN, has been very active lately on 10 and 15 meters, mostly SSB. Activity has been between 1700 and 2200z.

7Z, SAUDI ARABIA. Joe, W5FJG, is expected to be active about April 15th from Jeddah as 7Z1AC. He will be working as a technician for the U.S. Consulate and is expected to be here for two years. According to his Web page, Joe works both CW/SSB, but will spend 60% of his operating on SSB. He likes and probably will spend most of his time on 20 meters. He will have equipment and antennas for 20/17/15/12/10 meters and expects 30/40/80 meters may come later. His operating time will be Saturday through Wednesday after 1530z and on Thrusday and Friday (his weekend) anytime. He does have equipment for the digital modes, so expect to possibly see him on Packet/RTTY/SSTV. QSL via WA4JT. More details can be found on his homepage: http://sites.netscape.net/joeyjeep99usa/homepage Joe mentions on his Web page that the American Embassy in Riyadh has received permission to restart amateur radio operations using the callsign 7Z1AB. Look for them soon to be on the air.

9G, GHANA. Derek, 9G5MD, has been very active on 15/10 meters, generally between 1200-1800z. Check around 28500 and 21250 (and above). QSL via F5VCR.

AP, PAKISTAN. Bob, AP2JZB, continues to be active on 12 meters, as well as 10 meters. Check these bands between 1430 and 1530z around 28492 or 24946 kHz.

ASIAN TRIP PLANNED. Charly, K4VUD, reports that he has purchased his airline tickets to Asia for the period of early May through mid-August, 2001. He plans to operate as HS0ZCW again and will apply for India (VU) and Laos (XW) licenses. He states that it will be not likely for him to be active as/from 9N7UD nor A52UD this trip.

EP, IRAN. Abdullah, EP2FM, is a nice find on RTTY on 20 meters after 0330z. You can catch him on SSB on 20 meters generally after 1430z and again around 2000z.

EV21, BELARUS (Arctic Expedition, "POLAR RING"). There is currently an expedition going on in the Arctic and is being helped by the members of the "Activity Group of Belarus" (AGB). The expedition/operation started February 1st in Minsks and will travel the southern part of the Arctic and the Polar Area. The expedition will pass through Yama (R9K/), Taimyr (R0B), Yakutia (R0Q) and Chukot (R0K). Currently, R0B/EV21ABG is now on from Taimyr. Igor, EU1EU (AGB#001 - President of AGB), informs OPDX that there is usually traffic being passed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on 14120 kHz at 0500z. However, most of the information is in Russian. The operators are Yuri (AGB#124) and Vladimir (AGB#123, Leader of expedition). There is an award available for working this station. Some information can be found on the club's Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/eu1eu/ A special link for the English language can be found at: http://www.qsl.net/eu1eu/EV21AGB_eng1.txt In a week the group plans to be active from Yakutia and sign R0Q/EV21AGB. Any questions/messages can be sent to either/or: Igor, EU1EU, at: eu1eu@qsl.net Vladimir, EU1CQ, at: eu1cq@usa.net

FM, MARTINIQUE. Gerard, FM/F2JD, has closed down his station from here and he will be back in France sometime this week. He made 11,200 QSOs (6600 CW, 1000 RTTY, 3600 SSB).

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE. Ron, ZL1AMO, now active as H40RW, has been very active on 15 and 10 meters CW.

HK0, MALPELO ISLAND (Update). It has been reported that Jairo/HK5MQZ and Hiro/HK5QGX will be embarking off to Buenaventura on April 6th arriving on Malpelo Island April 8th in the late evening. They will disembark April 9th and expect to start operation April 10th until April 21st. They will operate on all bands 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 and 6 meters. They will carry a Hygain TH3-MK3 Tri-Bander and home brew 3 element monobands for 17 and 12 meters. For 80/40/30 meters they will use wire dipoles. The group will also use a Yaesu FL-2100B linear amplifier and two HF transceivers: One Icom model IC-706-MK2 and another Kenwood TS-430S. Jairo will be active as HK5MQZ/0 only on SSB. QSL direct ONLY, via HK5MQZ (Jairo Vargas, P.O. Box 10862, Cali, Colombia). Hiro will be active as HK5QGX/0 and will operate on CW only. QSL his contacts via his QSL Manager JA0MGR (direct ONLY).

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

JW, SVALBARD. Per, LA3FL, is currently active in his spare time from Hopen Island (EU-063) as JW3FL. He is the only radio operator on this little island with many polar bears. He will be here until June 2001. He was recently heard on CW on 21025 kHz at 0915z and 1833 kHz between 0045 and 0330z. QSL via LA3FL.

PACIFIC TRIP 2001. Gerard, PA3AXU, has announced another DX trip into the South Pacific. This time during September 2001, he will be heading to T30, C21 and 3D (Fiji). He reports that like his last trips, this will not be a holiday but work on the radio. He also hopes to give everyone a new one on SSB/CW/RTTY/SSTV and/or PSK31. Gerard will start his activity on Tarawa, West Kiribati, as T30XU, beginning September 4th. He will then travel to Nauru and sign C21XU beginning September 11th. Gerard will end his activity in Fiji signing as 3D2XU, from September 20-28th. For more details and up-to-date information, check the Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/pa3axu/2001/ Gerard requests to please submit any comments/remarks/suggestions on his 2001 Pacific trip in the guestbook on his Web site.

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

TX, NEW CALEDONIA. Jacky, F2CW, is now active as TX5CW. Look for him mainly on CW. His activity this past week was on 30/20/17/15 meters. QSL via F2CW.

VO2, LABRADOR, CANADA DXPEDITION. Fred, K2FRD, reports that he is planning a DXpedition to Labrador; not a DXCC Entity, but an uncommon contact nevertheless. He will be operating from about June 6th through August 31st, as VO2/K2FRD from a tent. His QTH is about 90km WSW of Churchill Falls, Labrador, Province of Newfoundland, Canada. His activity will be mainly 10, 15 and 20 meters in that order. Suggested frequencies are: 28415, 28515, 21315, 21415, 14215 and 14295 kHz. He does plan to be active on some nets. For more details on bands, frequencies, schedules, QSL info, etc...., check the Web page at: http://sites.netscape.net/thefred3/labr1

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. The UK team is now active from here as ZD8K until March 28th. They will move onto St. Helena and sign ZD7K and be active until April 12th. QSL via GW0ANA.

ZY0, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS. Joaquim, PS7JN, reports that he will be active from "Sao Pedro and Sao Paulo Archipelago" beginning April 1st through April 15th, as ZY0SAT during his free times (afternoons and evenings). His primary objective there is Geochemical of Sao Pedro and Sao Paulo Archipelago. He will be active on HF and the satellites. His suggested operating frequencies are:

   HF  -  3780, 7085, 14180, 21280, and 28450
   SAT -  AO-10 (145.9), UO-14 (435.07), FO_20 (435.850) and FO-29 (435.850)

His equipment will be a FT-480R, 20dB amp., XY 7+7 element, 4800 Standard, 20W PA, XY 15+15 element and a HF Atlas 210 with inverted V all band. QSL Manager is PS7JN: Joaquim "Kim" das Virgens, Rua Carlos Serrano, 1969, CEP: 59076-740, Natal-RN, Brasil (Send 2 IRC and a SASE. Any contribution will be welcomed).

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