Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 513
May 28, 2001

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 513
BID: $OPDX.513
May 28, 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, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, WN3VAW, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, N4PL, NT4TT, K8YSE, WA9YYY, CO8TW, DJ2PJ, DL1EK & DX News Letter, DL2VFR, DL8AAM, EA7FTR, EI4GK, F5NOD, G3XDV, G4KHU, GM4SUC, I2WIJ, I2YSB, JH4RHF, JI3DST, LU5FF, OH2BH, OH6LI, OH6NJ, ON4AAC, ON4ADN, RZ9OU, SP5UAF, SV1IO, UA9UAX, UX2RY, VE2MBS and VE3EXY for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 20/May, through Sunday, 27/May there were 228 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, 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, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, 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, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, 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".

3C, EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Martin, 3C5J, continues to be very active from the oil platform in Equatorial Guinea, especially on 15 and 20 meters CW/SSB. It is great to see that he is an active operator, but he would please many if he could operate from the mainland for a few days so it would count for DXCC. His main activity seems to be around 1300-1630z and again between 0530 and 0830z. QSL via MW0BRO.

CF2/CG2/VC2, CANADA (Special Prefixes). In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the "Radioamateurs du Quebec, Inc." (RAQI), Canadians have obtained from Industry Canada permission for all VA2/VE2s to use a special commemorative prefix. Effective from June 15, 2001, to July 15, 2001, all holders of callsigns with VE2 prefixes may use the special prefix CG2, and holders of VA2 prefixed callsigns may use the special prefix CF2. Daniel A. Lamoureux, VE2KA, president of the RAQI, also reports that they have obtained from Industry Canada a special callsign which can also be used between June 15th and July 15th. This callsign is VC2A, which can be used by an individual or group. Look for this callsign probably in contests. For more details and the latest RAQI bulletin, check the Web page at: http://www.marc.qc.ca/raqi0105.html

CQ AWARD SPONSORED. Ed, NT4TT (ex-AH2BE/KH9, KB6DAW/KH2/KH9, HL9MM, 8P9GI and HZ1AB), announced at the Dayton HamVention that starting this year in memory of those who loved Ed, W2MIG, he was sponsoring the CQ WPX Mulit Single Asia Plaque. Ed considered "MIG" a friend and appreciated all the help he gave him working the Carribean while he was out on some of Ed's (NT4TT) DXpeditions. Ed also sponsors the CQWW Multi Asia Plaque in memory of his ex-QSL Managers AA6BB and KA6V who have passed on due to cancer.

HS, THAILAND. Charly, W4VUD, continues to be active from here as HS0ZCW. He was heard this past weekend in the CQ WPX Contest. However, he reported this past weekend to "Please tell everyone...NO OPERATION ALLOWED ON THE WARC BANDS IN THAILAND. I am still getting requests for WARC contacts. NOT LEGAL IN THAILAND!!!"

ILLW/2001 WEEKEND (Update). Mike, GM4SUC, reminds everyone that the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend will take place from 0001z on Saturday, August 18th through 2359z on Sunday, August 19th. Already over 100 stations have confirmed their participation from either a lighthouse, lightship or maritime beacon. You can find the list of stations at: http://vk2ce.com/illw/2001.htm Have a look and see if your station is mentioned and that the details are correct. If you have any questions or if there are any errors, please notify Mike at: gm4suc@compuserve.com

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

J49, CRETE. Bob, I2WIJ, reports that he will be active from here July 23rd through August 6th. He will also participate in the 2001 IOTA Contest as J49R as a 24H CW 100w DXpedition entry. Activity outside the contest will be mostly SSB and on WARC bands. He hopes to be able to have a 160m dipole up, even if conditions in July may not be so good for that band. For more info and news, check his web site at: http://www.qsl.net/i2wij/

JW, SVALBARD ISLANDS (Reminder/Rare IOTA). Remember to look for JW0PK next weekend (June 1-9th) to be active from a rare Artic IOTA in the Spitsbergen's Coastal Islands (EU-063). The island is called Prins Karls Forland. Activity will be on all bands and modes. For more details, please refer to OPDX.509. QSL via SP5DRH. QSLs via the bureau are ok. If you prefer direct, QSL via: Mr. Jacek Kubiak, P.O.Box 4, 00-957 Warszawa - Poland.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. The Nieuwpoort Lighthouse (BEL-004) will be activated for the very first time during the coming "Lighthouse-Lightship" weekend (August 18-19th), by ON4ADN, ON4CJK, ON5FP, ON6HH, ON1DPX and some other operators. They have been granted the special callsign OS4LHN. Activity will be on all bands (80-10 meters) mainly SSB and CW. QSL goes to ON4ADN, either direct or through the UBA bureau. There will be a multi-color QSL. All replies to direct QSLs will be posted in Nieuwpoort and will bear the special "Nieuwpoort Lighthouse" postmark wich can be considered as a real collector's item. QSL Manager Geert, ON4ADN, states that he only needs reply postage, no envelope, and of course your address.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. DL5FF/OH0JWL (Peter) and DJ2PJ/OH0JWH (Hadi) will be in their log cabin on the Aland Islands (in JP30TF), from June 10-22nd. Activity will include all bands, CW, PSK31, RTTY, and SSB. Special attention will be given to 50 MHz with 90 watts into a 6 element yagi. QSL only to their German callsigns, NOT via the OH0 Bureau!

OJ0, MARKET REEF. A united team of OH and JA operators are planning an operation from here during the 2001 IARU Contest. Activity will be from July 12-16th. Operators listed are: OH1VR/Seppo, OH1NX/Timo, OH1TX/Jaakko, OH0RJ/Lasse, JH1ARJ/Massy, JP1NWZ/Yo, OE1ZKC/JH4RHF/Jun and JR4PMX/Hiro. The contest callsign will be OJ0U. Outside of the contest operators will use OJ0/homecall (before and after the contest). Three stations will be active with activity on 160-6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY (possibly SSTV). QSL Manager for OJ0U will be JP1NWZ. For all others, QSL via their home callsign for other individual callsign.

P5 PIRATE. A station signing P5DX was having a real fun time this week with many individuals chasing him/her on 40/20/15 meters CW. Save your green stamps on this one!

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

RUSSIAN MOUNTAIN DXPEDITION. Oleg, UA9UAX, reports that operators Vladimir/EY8HB, EY8AV, Nodir/EY8MM and a group of mountaineers are planning to be active/work from one of the anonymous mountains on the Pamirs (near Sarez lake), July 3rd. They will only be active for ONE hour from the peak (5800-5900m above sea level). Operations will be on SSB on 40 or 20 meters using an IC-706MK2G. INTERESTING NOTE: After the expedition, the mountain will be named "Radio Amateur's Peak"!

SILENT KEY. George Vernadakis, SV1AB (ex F9QN), became a "SK" on May 24th, 2001. George was born in Paris in the twenties and stayed in Marseilles, France, as F9QN until the mid-fifties. Then, he settled in Athens, Greece, as SV1AB and became a pionneer and a well known DXman on RF and mainly on VHF/UHF all modes and ways. He was an excellent technician as well and a founder of the "Radio Amateur Association of Greece" (RAAG: a IARU member), which he presided over during several years. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

SPECIAL ACTIVITY ON LF. The RSGB LF Group reports: "Listeners may be aware that the UK Royal Navy are celebrating the Centenary of the Royal Navy Submarine service with a gathering of UK and overseas submarines in the Clyde. This year is also the 75th anniversary of operation of the GBR transmitter (Rugby). As part of this celebration 'It is hoped' that a special A1A Morse code transmission from the GBR long wave transmitter will be made. For those with an interest in VLF reception please listen to 16kHz (yes 16, not 60kHz!) on Tuesday, May 29th, 2001, at 1200 GMT and 1345 GMT."

TX0, CHESTERFIELD ISLAND. It has been reported that an Oceania DX Group is planning a DXpedition to this newest DXCC entity later this year, possibly in September. The plan is to have at least five stations active 24 hours a day on 160-6 meters CW, SSB and RTTY. Apparently, Bill Horner, VK4FW, is heading up the group and is looking for operators. If interested, contact him at: vk4fw@spiderweb.com.au

UR, UKRAINE (New UIA). Operators Andy/UX2RY, Alex/UY2RO, George/UY2RA, Irina/UY2RY, Witaly/UX2RV, Yuri/UT0RW, George/UY5XE, Eugen/US5UM, Vlad/U5UG, Vlad/UR4UKV and others will operate as UR4RZA/p from Pravednyi Island (not IOTA, UIA DN 051 [newone]) on June 14-17th. Activity is expected to take place on 80-10 meters CW/SSB and also the satellites. QSL via UX2RY either direct (Andy Asriyanz, P.O.Box 14, Slavutich-3, Kiev obl., 07100, Ukraine) or through the bureau.

VIETNAM PIRATE. Tom, 3W7CW, has confirmed that his callsign has been recently used by a PIRATE (i.e. on May 19th, 2001 on 18073 kHz, starting around 2200z). Tom has been QRT for the past several weeks due to a relocation from Hanoi to Saigon. His antennas at the new QTH will be ready in/around September-October. Tom will change his prefix from 3W7 to 3W5, so look out for him as 3W5CW.

ZONE 2 (UPDATE). Nenad, VE3EXY, is now active as VE3EXY/2. He started a day late than expected, however, he will be staying a day later than expected (May 29th, 1200z).

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