Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 516
June 18, 2001

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 516
BID: $OPDX.516
June 18, 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, KF2TI, WA2YMX, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4WX, KM6IU, K8YSE, WZ8D, K9OT, KE9KD, W9DC, 9A6AA, 9V1YC, DL1EK & DX News Letter, DM5TI, DS1DBX, EA7FTR, F5NOD, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GM3WOJ, GM0CLN, JI3DST, JR4QZH, OH1EH, OZ6OM/OZ7M & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, PA3GEO, S53AU, SP6TPM, UR5WCW, VE2MBS, VO1MX/VO2ZZ and ZL1AMO for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10/June, through Sunday, 17/June there were 203 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 7Q, 7X, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HK0/m, HL, HP, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, VE, VK, VP2E, VP5, VP6, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZL, ZL7, 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".

C6, BAHAMAS. John, WZ8D, will be leaving for Abaco Island (NA-080) on June 21st and will be there until July 2nd. He will be signing C6AIE. His main bands of operation will be 6 and 2 meters (Grid Square FL16iq). During slow times, he will be on 40-10 meters. His equipment is a Kenwood 2000, 4 element beam on 6 meters, 7 element beam on 2 meters and 3 element on 10 meters. He will also have a vertical and dipoles for the other bands. Power will be 250 watts on all bands. QSL to WZ8D: John Walker, 1930 Meredith Dr., Loveland, Ohio 45140-7216 USA. U.S. stations include a SASE. All others SAE and at lease 1 IRC or USD. Please, NO cards through the Bureau.

DX-CENTRAL WEBSITE (Change). Kelly, KE9KD, wants the readers to know that the DX-Central Website has been redesigned. There seems to be some "paranoia" about the use of cookies so the new redesign allows visitors to use the site even if they have cookies disabled. There have also been some changes in the user interface and features of the site. Kelly states, "Hopefully these changes will make it a little easier to use. As always, if anyone has comments or suggestions, feel free to let me know." The Web site is at: http://www.dx-central.com

FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON. Pete/NN9K, Peg/KB9LIE and Paul/K9OT will be active from Miquelon (NA-032) starting Thursday, July 26th until August 1st. Activity will include the IOTA Contest July 28-29th. Their activity before the contest will be mainly WARC bands and PSK31. They will be using FP/homecall outside of the contest and FP/K9WM during the contest. They also plan to operate 80-10 meters with a possibility of 6m CW/SSB plus PSK31. QSL via home callsigns The contest FP/K9WM callsign goes to NN9K.

HA, HUNGARY. Robert, PA3GEO, will be active from July 14-31st as HA5ORP. He plans to be active on CW/SSB on HF and also on VH. QSL via PA3GEO. His Web page is: http://people.zeelandnet.nl/pa3geo/

HK0M, MALPELO ISLAND. Jairo/HK5MQZ and Hiro/HK5QGX are now active. Jairo is operating as HK5MQZ/0M on SSB. QSLs only via HK5MQZ (Jairo Vargas, P.O. BOX 10862, Cali, Colombia). Hiro is signing HK5QGX/0M (operating on CW only). QSL via JA0MGR. Again, suggested frequencies are (+/- few kHz):

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

NEW HEARD ISLAND VIDEO. James Brooks, 9V1YC, has informed OPDX that he has updated his web site with full details of the new Heard Island/VK0IR video release: http://home.pacific.net.sg/~jamesb/vk0irvideo.htm James states,"For those that saw the original DXpedition video, this one might interest them even more, as it includes extremely rare footage of the first Americans and Australians to ever visit Heard Island. For your information (FYI) - since 1998 the film ("Outpost at the Edge") has been shown to a few million people worldwide on television, but only just made available for home video. See, we originally made two programs from the original footage I shot - one video for the hams (without all the archive footage, history, extra wildlife etc...) and one TV program for the general public (which includes some of the ham stuff too - but not all). This new release is the 'general public' version which many DXers had been asking about for years." According to his Web page, the video will be released June 30th, first mailing July 2nd.

OH9, FINLAND. OH9A will be active in this year's IARU using the same kind of equipment as the WRTC2002 competitors will use next year (100w, wires, tribander). Operators are Ari/OH1EH and Pasi/OH1MM. The log will be available from the WRTC2002 web site.

OZ & SM, DENMARK AND SWEDEN. Shigeru "Eddy", JR4QZH, will be staying with his family in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Gothenburg, Sweden, this coming July. He has already received his licenses. Look for him to sign OZ/JR4QZH/p from a very popular IOTA EU-029 between July 12-16th, and SM6/JR4QZH between July 16-19th in the Gothenburg area. No details of band/mode activity were provided.

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

SPECIAL EVENT. A special event station signing EN1WJP will be active June 22-27th, to celebrate Pope John Paul's II visits to the Ukraine and Lviv city. Activity will be on all bands and all modes. QSL via UR4WG, either direct (P.O.Box 7072, LVIV, 79018, Ukraine) or via the bureau. A commemorative award will be given for all those who make 5 QSOs with Lviv's amateurs (usually the letter W follows after the prefix). A QSO with EN1WJP is essential. Duplicate QSOs are permitted on different bands or modes, so the special event station can be worked 5 times. The fee for the award is 3 IRCs or 2 USD. GCR lists must be sent to UR4WG.

SPECIAL EVENT. The Montreal Amateur Radio Club has been given permission by the Radio Amateurs of Quebec to use the station callsign VC2A at the Dorval (Quebec) Canada Day event on July 1, 2001. The station will operate between 1800z July 1st through 0200z, July 2nd. The station will be in the Canada Day Contest. QSL via VE2ARC through the bureau or direct (only for this July 1st operation) via: Montreal Amateur Radio Club, c/o VC2A Canada Day Station, C.P. 53047, C.S.P. Dorval, Dorval, Quebec, Canada H9S 5W4. They expect to get the QSL cards from RAQI sometime in August or September. For more information, see the MARC News Bulletin at: http://www.marc.qc.ca/news0132.html

SV5, DODECANESE. Look for Mike, SV5/NA9Q/p, and Arlyce, SV5/NB9Q/p, to be active from Afondou Beach between June 20th and July 3rd. They will be active on SSB/CW/PSK31 on 40-10 meters with a portable antenna. QSL via homecalls.

SV9, CRETE. Ron, WB2GAI, will be on the island of Crete (EU-015) from June 29th through August 12th and will sign SV9/WB2GAI/p. Look for him on the IOTA and QRP designated CW frequencies. He will be using wire antennas for 160-10 meters, Yaesu FT100D and FT817. Activity will be CW only.

T5, SOMALIA. Baldur/DJ6SI and Tom/DL1QW, are currently active as T5X and T5W, possibly until June 21st. Most of Baldur's operations/activity will be on CW, however, Tom operates CW, SSB and RTTY. So far their activity seems to be on the following frequencies (+/- 5 kHz):

QSL T5X via DJ6SI and T5W via DL1QW.

T5, SOMALIA. Bruce, WD4NGB, announced this week that he has received his license last week for T5. He is planning a trip to Somalia and will be active in the September/October time frame. He was issued the callsign T5DX which is valid from July 1, 2001, through July 1, 2002. It was issued by the new Transitional Government that was put into office last Fall.

VP2 & V2, MONTSERRAT AND ANTIGUA. Bill, W4WX, member of the Florida DXPedition Group (FDXPG), will be operating from Montserrat June 19-22nd as VP2MHX and V2/W4WX from Antigua June 23-26th. He will be active on RTTY and some SSB, including the WARC bands. QSL via home call.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Frank, DL8YHR, will be active as ZD8EME from August 9-13th. He is expected to be on 2 meters EME and 6 meters.

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