Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 537
November 19, 2001

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 537
BID: $OPDX.537
November 19, 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, ARRL DX Bulletin, K1BV, K1VV, NC1L & DXCC Desk, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW, KJ4UY, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4CD, N4VA, W4WX, W5EIL, K6NGX, WC6DX, KL7JR, K8YSE, DL1EK & DX News Letter, DF4SA, DL1HCM, EA3KU, F5NQL & UFT, G4ZVJ, I0YKN, IK7JWX, IV3SKB, JF2SKV, OM3LZ, PA3AXU, SP2FAP and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11/November, through Sunday, 18/November there were 232 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, 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, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, KH6, 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, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZL8, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).

MAJOR DX NEWS FLASHES.................

8P, BARBADOS. John, K4BAI, will be operating again from the Warleigh Plantation signing 8P9HAT from November 20-27th. He hopes to get the callsign 8P9Z for the CQWW CW Contest. QSL via bureau.

9K, KUWAIT. Mike, DL1HCM, will be active as 9K9X in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. The operation will be an activity of the Bavarian Contest Club BCC.

C6, BAHAMAS. Joe, W4SAA, will be active as W4SAA/C6A now through November 27th. During the CQWW CW DX Contest, Joe and Dick, N4RP, will be active as a Multi-Op entry and signing C6AKP. QSL via home call.

CS7, PORTUGAL. Cornelius "Con", DF4SA, informs OPDX that he will be active in the CQWW CW Contest with the callsign CS7T from near Lisbon, Portugal. He'll enter as Single Op/All Band/Low Power class (SOABLP) - no packet. QSL is ok via DF4SA via the bureau or direct to: Cornelius Paul, Adelberger Weg 3, 73104 Breech, Germany.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, DXCC Manager, reports the following information:

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. This year, as the past years, the EA6IB Team will be active from Ibiza Island during the CQWW CW Contest as a Multi-Single entry. The team consists of: EA3AIR, EA3AJW, EA3ALV, EA3AVV, EA3GGO, EA3KU, EA5BM, EA5ZF, EA6ACC, EA6FB, EA6FO and EB6AOK.

FG, GUADELOUPE. Rob, N4CD, is now active as FG/N4CD until November 29th. His activity over the past weekend was on 30/20/15/12/10/6 meters mostly on CW. He may try 80 meters. QSL via N4CD.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Serge is expected to still be active as F6AUS/HI9, for few more days. His activity is mainly on CW on HF bands, including the WARC bands. He was spotted on 17 meters (18073 kHz), 12 meters (24891 kHz) and 10 meters (28019 kHz) this past weekend.

HF0, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Miroslaw Stefanski, SP7JKW, will be active during the whole year of 2002 as HF0POL from King George Island (IOTA AN-010, WW loc. - GC07SU). He will operate CW, RTTY and PSK-31 (maybe a little on SSB) on all HF and WARC bands. QSL via SQ5TA: Artur Tabaszewski, ul. Wiejska 100, 26-606 Radom, Poland. Visit the Web site of HF0POL at: http://www.qsl.net/hf0pol/ -or- http://qtc.radio.org.pl

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

JT, MONGOLIA (Attention Top Banders). Ken, K4ZW, is finally on the ground in JT-land after a couple of long flights. He states that on Monday morning, they will begin work on the Titanex vertical. Baring any major problems, Ken hopes to fire up on 80 and 160 Monday evening local time. So, look for JT1/K4ZW to be active.

KL7, ALASKA (IOTA Activity). John, KL7JR, will be active from Kaktovik, Alaska, on Barter Island, December 13-18th, exclusively on 10 meters. His main emphasis is the ARRL 10 Meter Contest and ham radio demonstration at a school. Barter Island (AK-044S, NA-050 and North Slope County/2nd Jud. Dist.) is 120 miles east of Prudhoe Bay in Beaufort Sea. QSL via CBA (QRZ.COM). Listen for him on 28495 kHz +/-.

L34/L64, ARGENTINA (Attention Prefix Hunters). Members of the Radio Club Rosario in Argentina will use two special prefixes during an expedition to a grid square in the Cordoba Province, November 23-26th. Look for L34H to be active on 80-6 meters (including WARC bands) on CW/SSB/RTTY and L64H to be active on 2m and 70cm using FM. QSL via LU4FM.

NH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators JQ1UKK, JF2SKV, JK2VOC, JG3VEI and JE6MYI will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest as NH0S as a Multi-Single/High Power entry from the Northern Marianas (OC-086). QSL via JF2SKV either direct (Hisashi Matsushita, 14-1 Ugasemae Iwakura, Toyota, 444-2225 Japan) or through the JARL bureau. Look for them before and after the contest between November 22-27th. They will operate on all bands 160-6 meters and all modes CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31/FM. Look for the following callsigns:

     NH0S        (QSL via JF2SKV)      NH0V      (QSL via JG3VEI)
     KH0/JE6MYI  (QSL via JE6MYI)      KH0/AD6VH (QSL via JQ1UKK)
     KH0/JK2VOC  (QSL via JK2VOC)

Please visit to their Web site at: http://homepage2.nifty.com/jg3vei/

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Dennis, K7BV, will operate from the contest station at St. Croix Windwood WP2Z QTH, November 21-25th, which includes an entry in the CQWW CW Contest in the Single Band 15 meter category. The callsign NP2/K7BV will be used during most of the operation. QSL WP2Z and NP2/K7BV via KU9C. Check out the Web page: http://www.qth.com/Windwood

OQ ACTIVITY DAYS. As reported in OPDX.535, Belgian stations are using the special prefix OQ to celebrate the birth of H.R.H. Princess Elisabeth, born on October 25th, until the end of the year. Egbert, ON4CAS/N1TOI, UBA Award Manager, reports that in order to give the many Hams and SWLs a fair chance to work/hear the required number of OQ stations, two "OQ Activity Days" are being organized. They urge all Belgian Hams to make use of their special OQ prefix and propose to make as many QSOs as possible using the following schedule dates, Sunday, December 9th and Saturday, December 22nd during the following times and bands/modes:

This is NOT any kind of contest. The aim is to get everyone interested in the OQ award the opportunity to make the necessary contacts. However, the UBA Award's Manager will be sponsering a plaque or trophy for the UBA member who, using his/her OQ call, makes the highest number of QSOs. Anyone wishing to participate in this challenge is invited to send his/her log to ON4CAS. The plaque or trophy will be handed over during the UBA General Assembly 2002. Furthermore, special certificates will be awarded to the Ham outside of Belgium and both the ONL and foreign SWL who logs the highest number of OQ stations during these activity days. Logs should be sent before January 15th to: Egbert Hertsen, ON4CAS, Postbus 85, Mechelen 2, B-2800 Mechelen, Belgium -- or via E-mail: on4cas@arrl.net -or- egbert.hertsen@pandora.be ADDED NOTE: OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional bulletin with details on the OQ Award.

PIRATE ACTIVITY. Maurice, F5NQL, DX Web page editor ( http://www.uft.net ) informs OPDX that Marc, ON6AA, states his callsign is regularly pirated by an operator who signs F/ON6AA, using CW or RTTY modes. It seems that the signals come from south France.

PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Jeff, W8RXR, will be active from Bonaire as PJ4/W8RXR now through November 27th. His activity will be mainly on CW on 20/15/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

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

S7, SEYCHELLES. Clemens, DL2GAN, will be active as S79GAN now through December 5th. He plans to be active only 1 or 2 hours a day. No details were provided on bands/modes of activity. QSL via home callsign.


SV9, CRETE. Bill, W4WX, will be here November 27th through December 4th signing SV9/W4WX. Look for him on 80-10 meters operating RTTY and SSB. QSL to home call direct or via bureau.

TJ, CAMEROON. Eduardo/EA2TV and Javier/EA2COL are now active as TJ2RSF until November 23th. As reported earlier, they are there working on the installation of some VHF/HF stations in hospitals and missions as a project from the "Radioaficionados Sin Fronteras". They were heard this past week on 20 and 10 meters SSB (around 14195 and 28500 kHz). QSL via EA4AHK.

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (Update/Reminder). Larry, KJ4UY, reminds us that he will be leaving Florida on November 21st for Nevis to operate from November 22nd through December 4th. He will be returning to Florida on December 5th. Larry will be operating from the shack of his very good friend, Karl, V44NK. His activity will be on all bands when/where he has propagation on SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and some CW. He will try to operate the CQWW CW contest to give others the multiplier, but his CW is rusty, so please QRS and be patient. U.S. stations please QSL via KJ4UY with a SASE, and foreign stations QSL via KJ4UY with SAE + return postage or via the bureau. He is looking forward to giving out as many contacts as possible for a new country and/or new band/mode country.

XU, CAMBODIA. Andy, G4ZVJ, informs OPDX that he will be in Cambodia between November 21-27th. He hopes to be active as XU7AAV. His activity will be CW only and include an entry in the CQWW CW Contest. QSL via G4ZVJ: Andy Chadwick, 5 Thorpe Chase, Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK, HG4 1UA

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active as ZD8Z between November 19th and December 18th. He will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest.

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