Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 576
September 2, 2002

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 576
BID: $OPDX.576
September 2, 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, NC1L, KF2HC, K3ZO, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, W4FOA, WB4HAM, W5KFT, K8YSE, K9AJ, 4S7DA, 7K1WLE, 9A6AA, DJ7ZG, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL3NBL, DL6KAC, EA7FTR, F5NBU, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3XTT, G0IAS, HK3JJH, I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX NEWS, IK2QPR, IK2XDE, I8QLS, I8YRK & IZ8BRI - Diamond News, JA1ELY, JI3DST, JI6KVR, LA4LN, OZ6OM/OZ7M & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, PA3ARM, PS7ZZ, RW0MM, S53R, SM5SIC, SQ9FMU, UT7WZ, VA3RJ & ICPO, XE1KK, XE2AC, VK3DYL and ZK1CG for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 25/August, through Sunday, 1/September there were 235 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 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, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, 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, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, 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, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T33, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9C, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, 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).

4S, SRI LANKA. Denver, 4S7DA, informs OPDX that there is a new operator on the air from 4S-land. Ranjith, 4S7KM, who is only operational on CW on 20/15 meters, has been very active. Watch 20 meters 1030 and 1430z. QSL via the bureau or direct to 4S7KM: Ranjith Peiris, 37/6, Chapel Road, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

6J, MEXICO. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the "Federacion Mexicana de Radio Experimentadores" (FMRE), the Mexican Government has authorized all the Mexican radio amateurs to use the special prefix "6J" instead of "XE" when working DX. Examples: XE2AC can use the 6J2AC, XE1J --> 6J1J and XE3DX--> 6J3DX. This is valid from August 21st, 2002, through December 31st, 2002.

Also, look for special event station 6F1LM to commemorate the 70th anniversary of FMRE to be activated by different hams and radio clubs on several bands and modes during the rest of the year. A special QSL card will be sent to each and every contact they made. Please QSL VIA BUREAU ONLY. DO NOT send SASE, IRCs or Green Stamps, just send it via your country's bureau. Any questions about this operation please send an E-mail to: XE1KK@xe1kk.net

7Q, MALAWI. Allan, G0IAS, informs OPDX that Harry (G0JMU), 7Q7HB, is back here again and will be here for the next 6 weeks. Over the past week, Harry has been active on 15/10 meters CW/SSB at various times. QSL ONLY DIRECT to G0IAS (Allan states, "Any other way will not work. I'm not a member of RSGB... neither is Harry... and there is NO BUREAU in Malawi....."). Allan also mentions that when the Doc says he is fit enough, he may go for an extended visit maybe 6 months or so to visit Ron (7Q7RM). They will TRY to get something up for 160.

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Shun, JH7IMX, will be active as 9M6LSC from September 26th through October 1st. He will participate in the CQ/RJ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY (September 28-29th) as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via JH7IMX.

AFRICIAN ACTIVITY. Ed, ON7UN, will leaving Belgium at the end of the month and will be working in Africa. During the first week in October he is expected to be in the Dem. Rep. of Congo (9Q). He has requested for a license and has received confirmation for the license. He will operate from there with the 9Q5** callsign. He is also expected to travel to Brazaville, Republic of Congo (TN), probably during the second week. He will also try to obtain a license from the TN country. Ed will be using the equipment in the Belgium Embassies (a KLM log periodic antenna and 500 watt). Over the next 6 months, Ed will be visiting Kenya (5Z), Tanzania (5H), Gabon (TR), Angola (D2) and possible other African countries because of his work. QSL via ON4ACA.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE (Update). As mentioned in OPDX.574 Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active again from here as C98DC. Their 2 weeks activity will start around September 24th. Activity will be from Bazaruto Island in the northern part of Mozambique (IOTA AF-072). They will operate SSB on the usual DX frequencies. Also, look for operations on RTTY/PSK on 18101 kHz as well. QSl via DL7AFS. For more up-to-date information, check out the Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/

CN, MOROCCO. Jim, W7EJ, is expected to be active as CN2R in the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via W7EJ.

DX BASH. Bryan, W5KFT, wants to remind everyone that the 12th Annual DX BASH will be on October 4-5th. Check the web page for all the info. They will be having a great time and the best selection of programs ever!! Come join them for the weekend and enjoy the fellowship, fun, and food. Their Web page is at: http://www.dxbash.com If you need other info, contact Bryan W5KFT. His E-mail address is: w5kft@nts-online.net

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports the following operations have been approved for DXCC credit:

     BURUNDI  -  9U5A (Valid from May 28, 2002, to May, 27, 2003)
     BHUTAN   -  A52ED - (October 23rd through November 1st, 2001)
                 A52OM - (January 1st through February 5th, 2002)
     UGANDA   -  5X1CW - (March 19, 2002, through March 1, 2003)

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Jean-Luc, F5AEP, is expected to stay in Papeete for the next two years starting on September 1. Currently his callsign has not been anounced yet. Over the next two years Jean-Luc also plans to visit several other islands like the Marquesas or Gambier Island.

FS, FRENCH ST. MARTIN. Look for Ann/W2AZK, Brian/KF2HC, Gene/K2KJI, Maryann/K2RVH, Bob/W5GJ and Mike/WA2VUN to sign FS/homecall from December 4-11th. The group hopes to have 2 stations on HF and 1 station on 6 meters. Operations will be CW, SSB, and possibly some PSK31. They plan to participate in the ARRL 160M Contest that weekend. QSL to the callsign worked. Visit the following Web page for up-to-date information at: http://www.njdxa.org

GU, GUERNSEY. Rainer/DL2MDZ and Gerhard/DL3NBL will be active October 11-27th from the Island of Guernsey, IOTA EU-114. Using a KW, activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC band. DL2MDZ will use CW/RTTY and DL3NBL will use SSB/RTTY. QSL via their homecall.

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

IS0, SARDINIA. Hartmut/DM5TI and Thomas/DL2RMC will be active from here between September 4-13th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on CW/SSB/RTTY/ SSTV/PSK31/Pactor. Check out the following Web page for more details at: http://www.qsl.net/dm5ti/IS0/

JD1, OGASAWARA (75 Years Commemorative DXpedition of JARL). Toshi, JA1ELY, Project Planner, informs OPDX that they are pleased to announce that several Japanese groups will operate as 8N1OGA from Ogasawara Islands. The islands are located about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo and can only be reached by taking a 25 hour boat trip from Tokyo. Between September 15th and the end of January 2003, the special station will be active to commemorate 75 years since Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) was founded. Preliminary license has been already issued by Japanese Telecommunication authority, which permits all modes including satellite and one kilo watt output on normal bands and 500 watts on 6 meter band. They will operate two complete stations with yagi beams on self supporting towers and dipoles and GP antennas for low bands. They will aggressively participate in upcoming major DX contests such as the CQWW Phone, CQWW CW and JIDX Phone Contest. They will particularly be looking for Europe and the East Coast of North America on low bands (For them to be able to do this, they will put up antennas that can be viewed over the Pacific Ocean!!) The current details of the operation schedule is as follows:

QSLs will be available for all QSOs via the Bureau unless you request SAE with one IRC to the manager. If you QSL directly, please send to the QSL Manager JA1MRM to: Saburo Asano, 3-26-8 Toyotamakita, Nerima, Tokyo, 176-0012 Japan. A log search will be available as soon as the operation starts. Please note that there will be no operations prior to September 15th. The Web page for this project is at: http://www.fivenine.com/8n1oga/eng/


LN CONTEST PREFIX FOR NORWAY. Tom, LA4LN, reports: "The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority has recently issued a permit for Norwegian club stations to substitute their ordinary LA prefix with the rare LN prefix during certain HF contests. The first opportunities will be the contests All Asian (Sept. 7-8th), WAE (Sept. 14-15th), SAC (Sept. 21-22nd & 28-29t), and CQ WW RTTY DX (Sept. 28-29th). Most Norwegian club stations now use 2-by-1 calls (deceased old-timers' calls; like for instance LA1V), and would in most cases accept QSL to their ordinary LA call. The LN prefix has only been in use once before on amateur radio. This happened in 1995 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary for the liberation of Norway after the 2nd World War, when some LN stations were active, like LN1V (QSL via LA4LN). LN1V will now resurface in some of the above mentioned contests; activity is especially planned for the CQWW RTTY DX Contest. For the SAC (Scandinavian Activity Contest) the NRAU (Nordic Radio Amateur Union) recently decided to accept the LN prefix for Norway in the contest rules for 2002."

OJ0, MARKET REEF. Remember to look for the "QLF DX TEAM" to be active this week from here through September 9th. Operators LA5UKA, LA6YEA, LA8SDA, LA9VDA and OJ0/LB1NE (along with possibly OH0RJ) will be active as OJ0LA. Activity will be on CW/SSB, maybe some RTTY, and on 160-10 meters with special attention paid to the high and low bands. QSL OJ0LA to LA9VDA. For direct QSL, please send a SASE + 1 IRC or 2 USD. QSL OJ0/LB1NE via CBA. QSL OJ0RJ via OH0RJ.

P4, ARUBA. Jacobo, P43P, is expected to be active as P40B in the CQ/RJ WW DX Contest (RTTY) as a Single Op/All Band entry. Also, P43P is expected to be active as P40B in the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via I2MQP.

P5, NORTH KOREA. According to Bruce, KK5DO, there have been reports that Ed, P5/4L4FN, has been on CW and these QSNs are false. Ed still has to repair his antennas. A co-worker that was helping Ed has left the country permanently for another assignment. So this will increase Ed's work duties and limit his radio activities to the weekends.

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

R1, ANTARCTICA. It has been reported that Oleg, R1ANF/A, will be active from the "Great Wall Base" (WABA BY-01) until the end of September. Look for him to be active every Monday on 21275 kHz starting at 1700z. Also, Oleg is expected to activate the Uruguyan Base "Artigas" (WABA CX-01) during the month of September. QSL via RK1PWA. PLEASE NOTE: WABA stands for "World Antarctic Base Award".

RU1, EUROPEAN RUSSIA. Operators UA1AKC, UA1ARX, RW1AC, RV1AW, RN1AM and RA1ACJ will be active in the CQ/RJ RTTY Contest as RU1A as a Multi/Single entry. Look for them on 80 meters (3 element yagi). Their sunrise/sunset is: 0350/1540z. Operators RU1AA, RW1AC, RV1AW, UA1ARX, RN1AM, RX1AA, RA1ACJ and possibly others, will be active from ZONE 16 in the CQWW CW Contests as RU1A as a Multi/2 Band entry. Look for them on 160 meters (2 element yagi) and 80 meters (3 element yagi). Their sunrise/sunset is: 0550/1320z. Also, look for RU1A to be active in the CQWW SSB Contest as a Multi/2 Band entry by operators RW1AC, RV1AW, UA1ARX, RN1AM, RX1AA and possibly others. Their sunrise/sunset during this contest is: 0450/1400z. QSL both operations via RU1AE or via the bureau.

SPECIAL EVENT. The Radio Club Station SP9KDU from the Polish town of Tarnowskie Gory will be active using the special callsign SN9TG to celebrate a holiday there. Operations will be from September 1-8th with activity on SSB, CW and FM. QSL to SP9KDU via the Bureau (prefered) or direct via callbook address.

TO5, MARTINIQUE. Albert, NH7A, will be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single Op/All Band entry. Callsign is not yet known but it will be TO5(something). QSL via F5VHJ.

TY, BENIN. Pat, I8QLS, informs OPDX that he will be active with Piero, W1NA/I8CZW and Gino, I8ULL, from Benin between October 19-28th. During the CQWW Phone Contest, I8QLS will take part as a Single Op/10m entry, W1NA as a Single Op/15m entry and I8ULL Single Op/20m entry. Before the contest they will focus on the low bands, WARC bands, 6 meters and CW. QSL Manager is Cirio, I8ACB. Only callsign provided so far is for Pat, I8QLS, and will be active as TY2LS.

V6, MICRONESIA IOTA TOUR 2002. The Diamond DX Club has announced that three of their members ( Nando/IT9YRE, Gaetano/IT9GAI and Claudio/I1SNW) will be active as V63RE, V63GH and V63WN. They will activate Nomwin Island (OC-NEW) from October 24-27th and Etal Island (OC-NEW) from October 30th to November 4th. QSL via IT9YRE. For more information about the Micronesia IOTA Tour 2002, visit their Web page at: http://www.ddxc.net/v63/

ZD7, ST. HELENA. Gilbert, ZD7BG, has been active around 2330z on 14013 kHz (also around 0745z) with a fairly good signal. Anyone needing ZD7 on CW, this would be a good catch. There was also a QSN of Gilbert on 18080 kHz around 2245z. Meanwhile, Carlos, ZD7CY, has been active on 15/10 meters SSB. Watch 21305 and 28450 kHz between 2030-2330z.

ZK1, NORTH AND SOUTH COOK ISLAND (News by ZK1CG). During the month of September, Victor, ZK1CG, will once again be using the "ZK1USA" as his callsign to show support for September 11th victims from the South Cook Islands. Also, four YL hams will be in the South Cook Islands operating with the callsign ZK1XYL between October 1-15th. Victor states, "This is the first time South Cooks has seen this many YL's operating in the Cooks at one time." Jim/ZK1JD, Victor/ZK1CG, Tuatai/ZK1CY (South Cooks) and ZK1MA (North Cooks) will welcome these young YL hams to Rarotonga, South Cook. They will bring along a OM ham to be their GOFER during their stay in the Cooks. Victor, ZK1CG, is still looking for some hams to come to the Cooks for the CQWW SSB Contest in October to help run a contest station from the South Cooks. If you're a fast talker and interested please contact ZK1CG via E-mail at: sales@computers.co.ck The group (plus a new member) that was on the North Cooks last year for CQ WW SSB Contest will be going back to the North Cooks in October for CQ WW SSB Contest. Contact W7VV or W7TSQ for more info/details. Victor states, "It would be nice to have both North and South Cooks on at the same time for the contest."

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