Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 560
April 29, 2002

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 560
BID: $OPDX.560
April 29, 2002
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, K1XN & GOLIST, N1NK, WF1N, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4WW, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5QM, K8PT, K8YSE, WB8YJF, WZ8D, W9DC, DJ9AO, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL9NDS, EA7FTR, F5NQL & UFT, F5TJC, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G0WMW, G0PSE, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK2DUW, IK2XDE, IK4ZHH, IV3SKB, JI3DST, LU1DZ, OM3JW, ON4CAS, PY3DX, RV3GW, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VE3EXY for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 21/April, through Sunday, 28/April there were 236 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Z, 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, FO/m FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH1, KH2, KH6, KH8, KH9, 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, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T31, T32, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9M, VK9N, VP2E, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, XZ, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/n, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS

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

3DA0, SWAILAND (Possibly from A25 also!). Look for Hide, JM1LJS, to be active May 1-4th, as 3DA0LJ. Activity will be 40-6 meters SSB and CW). QSL via home callsign. ADDED NOTE: Hide might possibly operate for a few hours on April 30th from Botswana, probably as A25/JM1LJS. Activity will only be on 40 meters CW/SSB. Check out his Web page for details at: http://radio-dream.com/3da0lj/

7W, ALGERIA (New IOTA To Be Activated!). Steve, OM3JW, states preparations for a DXpedition to Habbibas Islands (7X, AF-NEW, LH- 0970) are now finished. Operators 7X2RO, 7X2YL, 7X2ZL, 7X2SA, DL7FER, OM3CGN, OM2DX and OM3JW will be active May 14-18th using the special callsign 7W4HI. The Habbibas Islands are in the Mediterranean Sea Coast West Group. They plan to run two stations barefoot (100W) to verticals and dipoles. QSL info will be announced later.

8Q, MALDIVES. Operators JA2AAU, JR2FOR, JA2AZX, JA2AIC, JA2ALN, JJ2KYT and JA2ATE will be active as 8Q7NK, 8Q7FO, 8Q7HS, 8Q7IC, 8Q7JA, 8Q7MI and 8Q7TE, respectively, May 10-15th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31/SSTV. QSL via their home callsigns.

AN AWARD REFLECTOR (InterNet Mailing List). Egbert, ON4CAS, UBA Award Manager, informs OPDX that an international mailing list is now available to award hunters. He states, "Time has come to offer award enthusiasts a forum where they can discuss award hunting in general. Any licensed HAM and SWL with a genuine interest in this part of our hobby is invited to join the list." More details can be found on the Web page at: http://users.pandora.be/egbert.hertsen/awardlist.htm

DXCC NEWS.........

4U1VIC, AUSTRIA. The Vienna International Center Station, 4U1VIC, will be activated from May 10-12th by DF5AU/Johannes, DL9NDV/Michael, JH4RHF/Jun and DJ9AO/Oliver. They will take part in CQ-MIR-DX-Contest on all HF Contest bands and try to be active via satellite RS-12 mode K, too. The QSL comes automatic via the bureau or with a direct request to 4U1VIC.

C6, BAHAMAS. John, WZ8D, reports he has his plane tickets for his next trip to Abaco Island (FL16iq) from June 3rd through June 13th. He will be active in the June VHF Contest using bands 6 and 2 meters for the contest. He plans to operate on the other bands when six meter is not busy. Please send all QSLs to WZ8D: John Walker, 1930 Meredith Ln., Loveland, Ohio 45140. To receive a nice picture QSL you need to send the card direct with a SASE if inside the USA. All others must send SAE with 1 IRC or U.S. dollar. No cards will be sent through the QSL bureau. ADDED NOTE: John also states he hopes to be on from a couple of rare grids from Canada in July or August; more on this later.

C6, BAHAMAS. Joe, W8GEX, and his C6AJR crew will be going back to Eleuthera for the 10-10 contest. This is around the end of July. They will most likely be using the callsign C6DX during the contest. They will also be on six meters from FL15 with 100 watts and a 3 element beam.

FR/T, TROMELIN. Jacques, FR5ZU, will be once more on Tromelin Island (AF-031; DIFO FR-006) for his job, from June 5th to July 5th. Look for him on the air during his spare time on all HF bands SSB and RTTY, as FR5ZU/T. At the beginning of his work duty, his activity hours will be: 0200-0400z, 0900-1000z and 1300-1500z. Jacques expects to be active more towards the end of his stay. QSL via FR5ZU: Jacques Quillet, 1 Cite, Meteorologique, Le Chaudron, 97490 SAINTE CLOTILDE, Reunion Island via France. Some pictures of Tromelin, Europa and other Islands attached to Reunion Island, can be viewed at the following Web site: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jacques.quillet/index.html

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

ITALIAN ISLANDS ACTIVATED. An Italian group of operators called "Project DX Team", have and will activate a few islands this week. Over the past weekend they activated Bacucco Island (IIA RO-004 - NO IOTA) and Scannone di Goro Island (IIA FE-005 - NO IOTA). From April 29-30th, look for them to activate Baron Island (IIA FE-003 - IOTA EU-155). On May 1st, look for them again to activate Scannone di Goro Island (FE-005 - NO IOTA). The team's activity will be on HF and 6 meters SSB, with a possibility of some RTTY. Team operators are: IK2XDE/Andrea, IK2XDF/Giampaolo, IK2JYT/Giovanni, IK2RZL/Matteo, IK2ZJR/Antonio, IW2NHE/Alberto and IW2LWB/ Fabio. QSL via their home callsigns, either direct or through the bureau.

JD1, OGASAWARA ISLAND. This seems to be a BIG week for this island to be activated by several JA operators. Look for the following group of operators Yone/JM3FVL, Naga/JE5DTS, Hide/JG4LSR and Yuzo/JL4CVB to sign homecall/JD1 from Chichi-jima from now through May 4th. They plan to be active on 80-6 meters SSB/CW/PSK31/RTTY. QSLs via bureau. Also expected to be active, but from the club station, JD1YBO, in Apli will be Kimura/JR3PZW, Tack/JD1BKQ and Nori/JA1OZK.

KH1, BAKER ISLAND. The KH1 team had a smooth sailing try to Baker Island and are now active as K1B. The team consists of: KW4DA, LY3NUM, N6TSQ, RA3AUU, RW3AH, RZ3AA, S56A, YT1AD, YU1AU, YU1DX, Z32ZM, ZS6MG, USFW representative Mr. Doug Forsell and Mr. Jordan Naydenov photo and multi-media expert. For up-to-date news and on-line logs, please visit the following Web sites at: http://www.kragujevac.co.yu/KH1/ and http://www.magma.ca/~ve3exy/


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

SPECIAL EVENT. Commemorating the 128th running of the Kentucky Derby, Amateur Radio Transmitting Society members will activate W4CN on Saturday, May 4th, from 1100-1700z. Frequencies will be (+/- 20 KHz): 7200 kHz, 14275 kHz, 21275 kHz and 28350 kHz. A full color 8X10 certificate, suitable for framing, is available. U.S. stations send 1 USD and DX stations send 2 USDs, to cover cost of printing and postage, along with your QSL card. SASE IS NOT REQUIRED!! Any station desiring a QSL card, along with the certificate, please indicate with your own QSL card. Certificates for DX stations WILL NOT be returned via the ARRL outgoing QSL bureau! Any DX station desiring just a QSL card, may request via: k4ww@arrl.net QSL Information: Shelby Summerville, K4WW, 6506 Lantana Court, Louisville, KY 40229-1544 USA

USI NEWS.............. Mark Harville, KG8DP, President of the Rusty Zipper HF and DX Contest Club, informs OPDX that he and Doug, N8TUT, (the primary operators) will activate two Ohio islands for the U.S. Island Award. Activity will be from Kelley's Island (OH-001L) and South Bass Island (OH-007L) from May 31st through June 1st using the callsign NA8KD. They plan to have 2 (possibly 3) stations active on 80-2 meters CW/SSB. The finalizing of plans and sponsorship is in part through Heil Microphones (Bob Heil) and Tarheel Antennas of North Carolina. QSL will be via NA8KD. Mark informs us that he has good contacts with the Lake Erie folks, and depending on how this one goes, perhaps an activation of an island not activated yet might be possible.

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLAND. Jesse, AB5RY, continues to be active as VQ9J. He is there on duty for the U.S. Air Forces for about another 4 months. His activity will be on all bands CW/SSB. QSL with a SASE to K5QM.

ZD7K/ZD8K VIDEO. Although the project had been shelved due to lack of interest, Doug, G0WMW, has now been talked into running some copies of the "Double DXpedition" video. This 45min version was shown at the HF/IOTA Convention (Windsor, UK) and at the GMDX Conference. The master tape goes for duplication in mid-May, with copies available mid-June (earliest). If you want a copy, order by E-mail via g0wmw@arrl.net as soon as possible (May 15 deadline), and state which format (NTSC or PAL). Price, shipping included, is 14 UKPounds (to UK addresses), or 23 Euro (to EU), or 22 US$ (NTSC or PAL, to DX).

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