Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 505
April 2, 2001

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 505
BID: $OPDX.505
April 2, 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, KA1GJ, NC1L, K2FRD, W3HC, W3UR & The Daily DX, WN3VAW, N4AA & QRZ DX, N6RT, W7TSQ, K8YSE, WA0RJY, 9Y4VU, EA5BY, GM4SUC, HL1IWD, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, JA3MZB, JI3DST, ON5NT, OZ5MJ, VA3RJ, Zik and ZK1CG for the following DX information.

SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR: As of 2230z Thursday, March 29th, BARF-80 BBS lost its ISP mailer until possibly April 2nd or 3rd. This is due to a changeover of DSL ownership and equipment/hardware/cable (which will not be available until then). This means your editor will probably lose all of his mail sent between March 29th and April 2nd or 3rd. If you have sent something for the OPDX, PLEASE send it again after April 3rd. Also, OPDX's InterNet Subscriber will be receiving their bulletin one to two days later than normal due to this changeover. I am very sorry for this inconvenience. However, OPDX.505 will be available as usual at the K8YSE OPDX Home Page. Provisions are being taken to have OPDX.505 uploaded to the various DX Reflectors and UseNet groups...... Thanks de Tedd KB8NW

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 25th March, through Sunday, 1st April there were 237 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, 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, 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, PY0S, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/g, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS There were 39 CQ Zones available during the past week. CQ Zones that were not active are: 2 There were 49 ITU Zones available during the past week. ITU Zones that were not active are: 3,4,15,21,22,23,24,25,26,31,34, 35,43,58,59,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,90

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".

4W, EAST TIMOR. Neville, VK2QF, is once again active from here as 4W/VK2QF. Reports indicate that he will be active on all bands 80-6 meters CW/SSB until April 5th. Over the past weekend, he was spotted on 15 and 10 meters CW. Check 10 meters after 0100z and 15 meters after 0830z. QSL via his CBA.

5R, MADAGASCAR. Sigi, 5R8GT, was quite active this past week on 12 meters and some other WARC bands. Check around 24942 kHz between 1630 and 1730z. Also, check 10104 kHz after 0300z, 18142 kHz around 1630z and 21242 kHz after 1730z. QSL via DK8ZD.

5X, UGANDA. Graham, 5X1GS, was active over the past week on 10 meters. Look for him on SSB on/around 28460 or 28475 kHz after 1030z and again after 2000z. QSL via WB2YQH.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Joe, G3MRC, was active this past week as G3MRC/C9. He was heard on 28029 kHz between 1330 and 1600z. QSL via home callsign.

D70, SOUTH KOREA (Special Event/Attention Prefix Hunters). A group of HL operators will be active now through May 25th with the special callsign D70IAF (Delta Seven Zero India Alfa Foxtrot) to celebrate the opening of the "Incheon International Airport". They were spotted last week on CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31. Check the following frequencies: 7006, 7070, 14014, 14070, 14086, 21070 and 21290 kHz. QSL Manager is Lee, HL1IWD, and he prefers QSLs be sent via the bureau.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, DXCC Manager, reports that "Documentation has been received for ET3VSC and cards will now be accepted for DXCC credit."

E4, PALESTINE. The "425 DX News" reports that Gunter, OE1GZA, will be active from Ramallah until the end of next year as E4/OE1GZA. Activity will only be on 30-10 meters at this time. It is recommend that direct QSLs should be sent (as bureau cards will not be answered for a long time) to: Gunter Zwicki, c/o SICT, P.O. Box 91196, Ramallah, Palestine.

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE. Ron, ZL1AMO, continues to be active as H40RW and has been heard on 7007, 14025, 14226.5, 14236, 21028 and 28024 kHz. QSL via home callsign.

INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE/LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND 2001 (Update). Mike, GM4SUC, reports that planning for this year's International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August, is progressing very well. A list of stations that have already confirmed their participation can be found at the following Web site: http://www.vk2ce.com/illw/2001.htm Rules and information on the weekend can also be found at: http://www.vk2ce.com/illw/index.html If you require any more information just contact Mike at: GM4SUC@compuserve.com

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

LYNX DX CONVENTION. The LYNX DX Group is proud to be hosting its annual Convention in Alicante, Spain, on April 28-29th, 2001, at the Hotel Melia Alicante. DX forum guests will be: N4XP (K5K), F2VX (A52FH), EA4DX (T24DX + 8Q7XX) and CT1EEB (4W6EB). For more info about the Convention, check the Web page: http://www.lynxdxg.com/conv2001/index.htm

NORTHWEST DX CONVENTION 2001. The Western Washington DX Club (WWDXC) is proud to be hosting the Northwest DX Convention in Seattle on July 20-22th, 2001. The special event will be held at the Everett Holiday Inn (Web page http://www.rogueweb.com/holidayeverett/ ). DX Forum guests will be Bill Fisher/W4AN, Carl Luetzelschwab/K9LA, Bill Moore/NC1L, Al Rovner/K7AR, Garry Shapiro/NI6T, Dennis R. Motschenbacher/K7BV and others. For additional information and details, check the Web page at: http://www.wwdxc.org/convention/ Or send questions to WWDXC, P.O. Box 395, Mercer Island, WA 98040 or E-mail to: convention@wwdxc.org OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete WWDXC press release as an addtional bulletin.

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

SPECIAL EVENT (IOTA Operation). Look for special event station OZ5HCA to be active from April 2-8th. The special callsign OZ5HCA will be used to commemorate the birthday of the fairy tale writer "Hans Christian Andersen" (suffix HCA). The QTH of OZ5HCA will be located in Odense on the "Island of Fyn" (IOTA EU-172 and for the Danish Island Award FY-001).

THE SURPRISE OF WEEK. Mike, GM0HCQ, showed up as VP8SGK on South Georgia. He was active on Friday and Saturday, but it is reported that he will only be there for a few more days. However, he is there to work, and his operating is unpredictable or may have ended. Keep watching 14052 kHz. According to his Web page at http://www.qsl.net/gm0hcq/ Mike is a crew member of the "Ernest Shackleton", a British Antarctic relief ship. There is a possibility he may also go to South Orkney Island. QSL via: Mike Gloisten, Rose Cottage Kinlochleven, Argyll, PA707RE, Scotland, U.K.

VK9, COCOS KEELING/CHRISTMAS ISLAND. Jurek, SP9EVP, currently active as VK9KCP from Cocos Keeling as this bulletin is being written, is expected to be on Christmas Island soon (if not already there). He seems to like 12 meters a lot but has been on 40/30/20/17/15/10 meters. Activity should end April 6th. QSL via home callsign.

VO2, LABRADOR, CANADA (DXPEDITION Update). Fred, K2FRD, reports to OPDX: "Many thanks for adding my Labrador DXpedition to the OPDX List. I feel a little insignificant being listed next to the likes of 3G, 5R, and 9G, but from the hits I've received on my Web site and the E-mail messages I've received, I'm going to be very busy up there!" (ed. Hey Fred, "DX IS") Fred also mentioned that, based upon all this feedback, he has updated the Web site with additional bands, frequencies, and schedules. All info may be found in: http://sites.netscape.net/thefred3/labr1

WAIS WEB SITE. Alfred, IK7JWX, informs OPDX that you can find the rules on the "Worked All Italian Squares Award" (W.A.I.S.) on the Web site: http://www.qsl.net/ik2uvr/

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Victor, ZK1CG, has been active on 20 meters SSB recently. Check above 14200 kHz after 0630z and again around 1500z. Also active is Jim, ZK1JD, on 20/10 meters SSB. Check 20 meters after 0400z and 10 meters (above 28470 kHz) after 2330z. It was mentioned this week by Victor that Jim, ZK1JD, would like QSLs sent direct to: Jim Ditchburn, PO Box 491, Rarotonga Cook Islands, via New Zealand. The Cook Islands do not have a QSL bureau, so all cards for ZK1 must go direct or to any managers indicated by operator. Any cards sent via the QSL bureau get dumped in the trash can. Victor states, "If you are QSLing direct, please include a self addressed envelope and 2 IRCs or a green stamps to help cover the cost of the postage and QSL cards." Jim/ZK1JD, Victor/ZK1CG, and Tuatai/ZK1CY (Also ZK1MA when he is in North Cook) are the only local hams on Rarotonga, South Cook Island that are operating. QSL ZK1CG to: Victor Rivera, P.O. Box 618, Rarotonga Cook Islands, via New Zealand.

ZY0, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS. Joaquim, PS7JN, showed up as ZY0SAT on March 1st, on 14267 kHz and was active between 2300 and 0200z. He will be here through April 15th. Remember his is activity will be limited to his free time (his afternoons and evenings). QSL via PS7JN.

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