Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 573
August 5, 2002

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 573
BID: $OPDX.573
August 5, 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, N1IBM, NC1L, K2PF, KA2BZS, N2OO, NG3K, W5AZN, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4/LZ3SM, KK5DO, K8YSE, AC0M, Frank O'Brien, 9A6AA, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, GM4SUC, I1JQJ - IK1ADH & 425 DX NEWS, IK7JWX, JI6KVR, KP4WX, LU9ESD, LZ1NG, PA3BIZ, SM0MPV, SV1RK, VA3RJ & ICPO VK4AAR, YL1ZF and ZS1AN for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 28/July, through Sunday, 4/August there were 222 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0A, 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, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, JA, JD/m, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, 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, PZ, R1MV, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2E, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XZ, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS

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

3B8, MAURITIUS. Laurent, F5AEG, is expected to be active now as 3B8/F5AEG until August 20th. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters SSB. He will try to operate from a lighthouse during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend from one of the smaller islands surrounding Mauritius. QSL via F5AEG.

3D2, ROTUMA AND FIJI ISLANDS. "425 DX News" reports that Stephane, J28VS, will operate as 3D2VS/p from Rotuma Island (OC-060) between August 30th through September 5th. He will also be active from Suva (OC-016), Fiji Islands, between September 6-11th. Activity will be on all HF bands SSB. QSL via F6KHM either direct or through the bureau.

8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will be active from here in the CQWW CW Contest (November 23-24th) later this year as 8P5A and as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via W2SC.

8P, BARBADOS. John, K4BAI, will be here December 10-17th. He plans to be active in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest, on both modes, as 8P9Z and using high power if an amp is available. Outside of the contest, look for John to be active as 8P9HT on 160-6 meters CW/SSB. QSL both callsigns via K4BAI.

9H, MALTA. Again a large group of Dutch amateurs will be going to Malta for their 15th holiday/DXpedition. Due of this special occasion, they have received a very special callsign 9H9PA to be used by their group. Their operation will take place September 16th through October 6th. Activity will be on VHF and 40-6 meters including the WARC bands, on all modes including the digital ones. They might try 80 and 160 meters providing they can find a good spot to put up antennas for those bands. The QTH on MALTA will be in the city of Qawra (Grid Loc. JM75FV and IOTA EU-023). The following operators (with their own 9H3 callsigns) will participate:

       Sietse  PA1XA  9H3AAG           Peter   PA7PTR  9H3TE
       Ton     PA1SL  9H3AB            Louis   PA0LRK  9H3LRK
       Rob     PE9PE  9H3PE            Frits   PA0BEA  9H3IE
       Andre   PA3HGP 9H3S             Hans    PA3FYG  9H3AAL
       Jaap    PE1NGF 9H3X             Bill    PA3BIZ  9H3ON
       Ger     PA0OI  9H3OI            Sjirk   PE1OFJ  9H3YM
       Barry   PA3FEO 9H3QF            Ruben   PD3RUB  9H3ZR

All QSLs for 9H3 callsigns are via home callsign CBA. The QSL Manager for 9H9PA will be: Anton Kerkhof PA7DX, Blaublomke 2, 8401 MG GORREDIJK, The Netherlands. They will try to keep an on-line log along with pictures at: http://www.vrza.nl

CANADIAN SPECIAL PREFIXES. The Industry Canada has authorized Canadian Radio Amateurs the use of special prefixes to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Canada. The authority is valid from September 1st until October 31st, 2002. The special prefixes will be:

                 CK1 for VE1   CJ1 for VA1
                 CK2 for VE2   CJ2 for VA2
                 CK3 for VE3   CJ3 for VA3
                 CK4 for VE4   CJ4 for VA4
                 CK5 for VE5   CJ5 for VA5
                 CK6 for VE6   CJ6 for VA6
                 CK7 for VE7   CJ7 for VA7
                 CK8 for VE8   CK9 for VE9
                 CY1 for VO1   CY2 for VO2
                 CZ0 for VY0   CZ1 for VY1
                 CZ2 for VY2

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, DXCC Manager, reports that the following operations are now approved for DXCC credit:

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA (IOTA Op). Look for Yoshitake, JJ8DEN, to be active as FO/JJ8DEN from Maupiti Island (OC-067). He will be staying until August 4th before moving on to the Maupihaa Group (OC-057) from August 5-7th. On August 7th, he will move back to Maupiti Island and operate until August 9th. Activity will be on HF on CW and RTTY with an IC-706 and HX52A. QSL via JJ8DEN either direct or via the bureau.

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

JD, MINAMI TORISHIMA. JD1YBJ was active this past week on 18126 kHz around 2110z. QSL via the bureau or direct to the address on QRZ.COM.


MOUNTAIN POLAR RADIO EXPEDITION. Members of the Russian Robinson Club plan to be active as R3RRC/1 between August 9-23rd from the Khibiny Mountains, Kola Peninsula (RM-0101 for Russian Mountain Award). The activity will be on HF and VHF bands. For more information regarding the "Russian Mountain Award", go to the Web site at: http://www.hamradio.ru/rrc/AWARDS/rma.htm However, the Web page is in Russian. QSL via operator's instructions.

OOOPSSS DEPARTMENT. There were two small typos in last week's issue OPDX.572. The issue date was incorrect; it should have said July 29, 2002 (not July 22). Also, Uganda was listed as "5U" and should have been "5X".

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active from here in the CQWW SSB Contest later this year as P40W and as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via N2MM.

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

VK9C, COCOS-KEELING ISLAND. Hirotada, JA0SC, is expected to be active as VK9CI from August 25-29th. Activity will be mainly on 15 meters RTTY and SSTV using only 200 watts into a monobander. QSL via JA0SC: Hirotada Yoshiike, 722-1 Shiba Matsushiro-cyo, Nagano-city 381-1214, Japan.

VK0M, MACQUARIE ISLAND. VK0MQI was active last week, but he was a little late for stateside. Watch 28580 or 21280 after 0500z.

ZONE 2. Ed, W0SD, will be operating as W0SD/VO2 from Zone 2 in Labrador, August 17-18th. Activity will be on 40 and 20, 15 and 10 meters SSB on the same frequencies used at CY9DH and FP/W0SD. Anyone wanting a CW, RTTY or WARC band contact should call in and Ed will be happy to make a schedule. Antennas will be same as other operations and running 500 watts.

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