Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 521
July 23, 2001

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 521
BID: $OPDX.521
July 23, 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, K2HJB, N3SL, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5MK, K8YSE, WB8YJF, K9OT, W9DC, 4Z4DX, 9A6AA, DJ5JH, DL1EK & DX News Letter, EA7FTR, G3XSV, G3XTT, G4ASL, GM4SUC, GW0ANA, HL1XP, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX NEWS, IN3ZNR, JI3DST, OH1MDR, OH1NOA, OK1FLM, PY3DF, SP6ECA, UX0FF, VA3RJ, VE3XAP, VK8NSB, YV5EED, YV5JBI, ZS4BS and David Walker for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15/July, through Sunday, 22/July there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5X, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, 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, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK2, 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".

3D2, FIJI. Ron, ZL1AMO, signing as 3D2RW, seems to be active mainly on 40/20/15 meters. Check around 7008, 21028, 21260, 14023 and 14260 between 0430 and 1100z. He is now on IOTA OC-095. QSL via CBA.

3W, VIETNAM. Hans, WA1LWS, is once again active as 3W2LWS until about August 2nd. He was very active on CW over the past weekend on 20/15 meters with few QSNs on 10 meters. Most of his activity starts around 1700z and can go as late as 2330z. QSL via WA1LWS.

4Z, ISRAEL (Lighthouse Activity). Look for Dov/4Z4DX and his son Mat/4Z5DX to be active during the Lighthouse Weekend August 18-19th, as 4Z4DX/LH and 4Z5DX/LH. No details on bands/modes, name or number on the lighthouse were provided.

8Q, MALDIVES. Look for Pierre, HB9QQ, to be back here again during the last week of October and the first week of November, signing 8Q7QQ. Most of his activity will be on 6 meters, however, if 6 meters is closed, look for him on 10, 12, 17 and 30 meters CW.

9A, CROATIA (Special Event). Lenio Marobin, PY3DF (ILERA-Secretary), and a team of Europeans members of the International League of Esperantists Radioamateurs (ILERA) will activate 9A0E from the 86th Esperanto World Congress in Zagreb now through July 28th. Suggested frequencies are: 7066, 14266, 21266 and 28766 kHz. QSL via DL1CC.

A5, BHUTAN. Tony, IK7WUL, is expected to be active as A52UL from August 15-28th. His activity will be on all bands, mostly SSB, from the A51AA club station. QSL via I7JFQ.

CDXC OFFICERS. At the annual general membership meeting of the Chiltern DX Club (CDXC) - The UK DX Foundation held on July 14, 2001, the following were elected to the 2001/2002 committee:

     President - Neville Cheadle, G3NUG          Committee Members:
     Chairman  - John Butcher, G3LAS             Mike Devereux, G3SED
     Secretary - Shaun Jarvis, M0BJL             Ian Capon, G0KRL
     Treasurer - Nigel Peacock, G4KIU            Paul Brice-Stevens, G0WAT
     Digest Editor - Don Field, G3XTT

CO0, CUBA (Special Event). Beginning at 0000z July 27th and ending 0000z on July 29th, look for special event station CO0SC to be active. This callsign was issued for celebrating 486th anniversary of he foundation of the city of SANTIAGO DE CUBA. Activity will be on 10/15/20/40/80 meters CW and SSB. The operators will be: CO8DD, CO8TW, CO8WE, CM8ESE CM8EFP and CM8VDC. The station will also be in the IOTA Contest for NA-015. The QSL card is via IN3ZNR callbook address: Fabrizio Vedovelli, via Gramsci, 27, 38100 TRENTO, ITALY.

CP, BOLIVIA. Steve, G4ASL, is active from Cochabamba, Bolivia, as CP5/G4ASL until October. His activity is on 80-10 meters, mostly on RTTY, PSK31, CW and some SSTV and HELL. QSL via the bureau to home callsign G4ASL.

D6, COMOROS. John, WB4MBU, was heard signing D6/WB4MBU from a rare island called Nzwani (aka Anjouan) in the Comoros Island group. Activity has been on 15/20 meters. Check around 14203 kHz after 0300z and 21229 kHz after 1630z. He is expected to be there for another month.

FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON (Update). Paul/K9OT, Peter/NN9K and Peg/KB9LIE will operate from Miquelon Island (NA-032), from July 26-31st, signing FP/homecall. They will have 80-6 meters CW, SSB, and PSK-31 capability, with a "breakable beacon" on 50.102 during non-contest time. For the RSGB IOTA contest they will sign FP/K9WM. QSL to homecall, except FP/K9WM goes to NN9K. Their web site is now available at: http://www.mhtc.net/~k9ot/

FR/T, TROMELIN. It looks like Jacques, FR5ZU, is heading back here again during the month of September (September 6th through October 5th). Expected activity is to be on all bands SSB. "The Daily DX" states to QSL via direct or his current QSL Manager JA8FCG.

FS, ST. MARTIN. Gregg, W6IZT, will be active as FS/W6IZT from August 5-12th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters. QSL to his CBA.


J4, GREECE. Wolff, DJ5JH, informs OPDX that he will again be active in the WAEDC-CW Contest, August 11-12th, as J43J from the Peloponnese in southern Greece. QSL via his CBA.

KH4, MIDWAY ISLAND. Ted, NH6YK, is expected to operate again as NH4/NH6YK from August 2-4th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters SSB only.

ILLW UPDATE. Mike, GM4SUC, reminds everyone that the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 18-19th, is just under 5 weeks away, and they have received notification of the 200th site to be active for this event. The sites are in 36 countries world-wide. A full list of the stations can be found at: http://www.vk2ce.com/ILLW/2001.htm

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. For the first time a VK8 Lighthouse will be active during the World Lighthouse Weekend, August 18-19th. They will be operating three stations at Emery Point Lighthouse (Lighthouse number - AUS071) IOTA OC-001 in the Darwin Northern Territory, Australia, where they had to obtain permission to operate at this very RARE location. Operators will be VK8NSB/Stuie, VK8MS/Mark, VK8ZAB/Alan, VK8KGP/Geoff and possibly up to 6 other VK8's. The day of operation will be a "Fun Field Day for Amateurs and Non-Amateurs" with a BBQ for lunch. Stations will be set up by 0000z (9:30am-Local) on the 18th and will operate late into the night and possibly into the morning of the 19th. They will be active on all the main HF bands, and at the present they have applied for the special callsign AX8LH. The lighthouse team is looking for a QSL Manager for this operation. If interested in being the QSL Manager, please E-mail Stuie/VK8NSB ASAP at: vk8nsb@octa4.net.au -or- vk8nsb@vkham.com

LIGHTHOUSE TOUR 2001 (Update). Kresimir, 9A7K, will be active from several Croatian lighthouses and islands between July 29th and August 3rd. The following lighthouses and islands will be activated:

QSL via 9A7K: Kresimir Juratovic, P.O. Box 88, HR-48001 Koprivnica, CROATIA. Hams interested in this DXpeditions and the Croatian Light House Award can get all the details on the following Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/9a7k/

PJ2, CURACAO. The Bristol Contest Group will be active as PJ2Y for the IOTA Contest from SA-006 in the Multi-Op Permanent category. Operators will be G3RFX, G3TKF, G3XSV, G4FKA, G0HFX, G0WKW, M0AXF, EI3JE, G7ORR and M0WLF. They will also be active before the contest on all bands, including 6m, SSB/CW, signing PJ2/homecall.

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

S2, BANGLADESH. YL Shin, S21YH, has kept the CW ops happy on 17/15/12 meters. There has also been some SSB. Check around 18080 (or 18150) kHz after 1700z. Check around 21210 kHz after 0800z and 24895 kHz after 1030z. QSL via 7M4PTE.

SPECIAL PREFIXES. Special Event Prefixes have been authorized to be used by all Canadian Radio Amateurs to commemorate the 25th anniversary of 1976 Montreal Olympics Games. The special event prefixes are sponsored by the West Island Amateur Radio Club based in Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec (Mr. Frederick Archibald VE2SEI). The special event prefixes assigned to this special event will be: XM for VE's, XL for VA's, XN for VO's and XO for VY's. They are only authorized to use these prefixes between July 15, 2001 to August 15, 2001.

TL, CENTRAL AFRICA. Charles, TL8CK, seems to like 15 meters SSB. Look for him between 1130 and 1430z. QSL via F6EWM.

TR, GABON. Jean, TR8JCV, was active on 17 meters this past weekend. Watch 18132 kHz around 2030z. QSL via CBA. Also active was Jean, TR8IG, on 15/20 meters. Watch 14192 kHz at 2230z and 21245 kHz at 1400z. QSL via F5IG.

TT, CHAD. Eric, F5JJK, signing TT8JE, was heard on 12 meters with very few takers. Watch 24945 kHz between 0730 and 0830z. QSL via F6FNU. Also active was TT8DX on 18152 kHz after 0800z and on 28495 kHz at 1230z. QSL via F5OGL.

XW, LAOS. Hiroo, JA2EZD, is active again as XW0X, and his licence has been renewed through August 16th. He was active this past weekend on 20/15/10 meters SSB at various times

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