Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 593
January 6, 2003

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 593
BID: $OPDX.593
January 6, 2003
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, K1VV, W2GR, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, ND5S, AA7UC, NN7A, K8NA, K8YSE, CX8FB, Diamond DX Club, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, GW3CDP, G0IAS, I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX NEWS, Japan DX News, JI3DST, JI6KVR, ON4UN, OZ6OM/OZ7M & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, RA6YR, VA3RJ & ICPO, XQ5SM and ZS6AN for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29/December, through Sunday, 5/January there were 228 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, 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, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZK3, ZL, ZP, ZS

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

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. Robert, 3B9FR, was active this past week on 20 and 12 meters. Watch 14195 kHz around 1700z and 24950 kHz around 1445z. QSL via the address on QRZ.com.

7Q, MALAWI. Allan, G0IAS, informs OPDX that Harry, 7Q7HB, will be back in Malawi as of January 5th for "about" three months. Closely following him will be the return of Les, 7Q7LA (The first 7Q to be re-issued with a licence back in 1990). His length of stay is unknown at this time but expect about three months. Allan states, "These guys will do anything to get away from the Northern Hemispheres cold winter weather...after I have seen the Doctor about my Asbestosis... I may join them ... who knows..?" Allen also mentions that making a schedule with them may be possible. Howvever, PLEASE, NO REQUESTS FOR 160M (it is too noisy) but almost anything else might be accommodated...especially CW on the WARC Bands this time around. A possible E-mail link may be set up for them (details forthcoming), but for now all requests can be sent to Allan at: allan.g0ias@btinternet.com All QSLs are still only DIRECT to G0IAS (NO BUREAU CARDS and also there is NO 7Q Bureau).

A5, BHUTAN. Dr. Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, will once again head back here during the month of February. Look for him to sign as A51B between February 3-26th. Activity will only be during his spare time. This trip will have an emphasis on 80 meters CW around 3505 kHz (+/- QRM) during his mornings and evenings. If conditions are not good look for him on 40 and 30 meters. He does plan to be active on the higher bands after his sunrise. Glenn also plans to be active in the CQ/RJ WW RTTY Contest (February 8-9th) and the ARRL CW DX Contest (February 15-16th). QSL via direct to W0GJ.

C6, BAHAMAS. By the time you read this Bill, KM1E, is expected to be active as C6AGN until March 4th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL via W1DIG.

CE9, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Ric, CE9R, is expected back on King George Island (AN-010) sometime this month. Activity will be from Escudero Base (WABA CE-11). QSL via CE3HDI.

DXAC NEWS. The new ARRL Great Lakes Director, Jim Weaver, K8JE, has appointed Billy G. "Pick" Pickard, WA5PAE, as the new Great Lakes Division DXAC Representative, effective at noon January 1, 2003. Pick is an Honor Roll DXer, First Vice-President of the International DX Association, an active member of the South West Ohio DX Association, and a frequent DXpeditioner. Pick replaces Ted Pauck, K8NA, who has served for many years on the DXAC, and has contributed a substantial amount of time and effort, counsel and advice to make the DXCC a better program over past many years.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Look for Juha, OH9MM, to be active as EA8/OH9MM in the ARRL SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Single-Op/Single Band (20m) entry. QSL via home callsign. Also, look for Juha, OH6XX, to be active as EA8/OH6XX in the ARRL SSB Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (15m) entry. QSL via home callsign.

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

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. JD1YBJ was quite active this past weekend on CW/SSB. Watch around 7009, 10100, 18073 and 18133 kHz. Activity starts around 1100z and again around 2130z.

JD1, OGASAWARA ISLANDS (IOTA Op). Fukushige, JM6DZB, is on Iwo Jima Island (AS-030) in the Kazan Island Group (aka Volcano Islands). He will be active as JM6DZB/JD1, however, he is here to work and will only be active during his free time. His planned stay is through the end of December. Activity will be on 80/40/15 meters SSB. QSL via the Bureau to his home callsign. Meanwhile, special event JARL station, 8N1OGA, continues to be active. Over the past weekend, 8N1OGA was heard on 160/80/40/20/15/12 meters. Activity will last through the end of the month. QSL via the JARL Bureau or direct to JA1MRM.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Just a few more days to work Joe/W8GEX and John/WZ8D as N8Z from St. Croix (NA-106). Activity will end January 8th. Activity continues to be on 160-6 meters. QSL direct to WZ8D.

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. Ron, ND5S, informs OPDX to look for him to be active as PJ7/ND5S and Sue as PJ7/KF5LG from St.Maarten (IOTA NA105) between February 9th and February 22nd. Ron will again participate in the ARRL CW DX Contest. Outside of the contest, activity will be 160-10 meters CW, RTTY and SSB in that order. Details of past trips can be found at: http://www.qsl.net/nd5s/ QSL via PJ7/ND5S direct or bureau.

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

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station KM1CC to be active from January 11-19th, from Cape Cod, MA. USA, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi's first wireless telegraph transmission between the United States and Europe. A few added events will take place:

For more details on activities, please visit the following Web pages at:

V3, BELIZE. Art Phillips, NN7A, informs OPDX that he will operate as V31JZ/p from South Water Caye, Belize (IOTA NA-180), January 17-20th. This will be a part-time one-person operation with 100 watts, and vertical and wire antennas. Operation will be mostly CW on 40-10 meters including the WARC bands; some 80 and 160 meters. Some SSB on 20 and 15 meters IOTA frequencies are possible, conditions permitting. IOTA NA-180 was opened as a new IOTA by Art and Mike Sharp, NG7S / V31RL, in February, 1993. QSL direct via NN7A (Art Phillips, P.O. Box 201, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 USA), or to NN7A via the ARRL bureau. No skeds, please. There will be no on-line logs, and E-mail contact will not be possible while on the island. Visit the DXpedition Web site at: http://www.nadxa.com

WABA DIRECTORY. The WABA (Worked Antarctic Bases Award) Directory 2003 is now available for free downloading as .PDF file on the club's web site at: http://www.ddxc.net The WABA Directory 2003 includes a 12-page revised Antarctic bases listing (with corrections, integrations and a new column for IOTA reference numbers) as well as a new section (6 pages) for historical notes. The download is very easy to make by connecting to the Web page and following the instructions.

XY, MYANMAR. Hiroo, JA2EZD, is expected to head back to Myanmar later this month. Look for him to sign XY1M between January 14-29th. He plans to concentrate on 6 meters and the Low Bands. QSL via XW2A.

YA, AFGHANISTAN. By the time you read this, operators Toshi/JA8RUZ and Kiba/JK1KHT should be QTH as YA1JA. QSL YA1JA via JA1CQT: Hiro Nakanishi, 1-9-5 Kuriki, Isogo-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref 235-0041, Japan. However, another operator, Sada/JA1PBV, will be in Kabul and will be active as YA1BV until mid-January (15th was mentioned by some sources). Activity by YA1BV has been mainly on 40 and 30 meters CW. QSL YA1BV via JA1PBV: Sadao Itoh, 3-8-12 Baraki, Ishioka, Ibaraki 315, Japan.

ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Victor, ZK1CG, from Rarotonga Island, informed OPDX that he will continue to use the special callsign ZK1USA until January 17th. He can usually be found on (or near) 14275, 21303 and 28495 kHz as early as 1800z and as late as 0330z. Victor also mentioned he has received his QSLs from Italy this past week and will begin sending out the cards for his ZK1CG and ZK1USA contacts.

ZK3, TOKELAU ISLANDS (BOGUS INFO RECEIVED). SORRY, This sometimes happens. Mario, IZ8DBJ, informed OPDX that the information about him heading here was false. OPDX originally received this information from another source which contained a "fishy" E-mail address. The editor should have questioned the information. Thanks to Mario for letting OPDX readers know about the bogus report.

ZL1AMO UPDATE: Judy, AA7UC, reports this week: "As we enter the year 2003, Terri Wright informs us that her dad, Ron, ZL1AMO, has been moved to Waitakere Hospital. This hospital is closer to home which makes it easier for Jeanette and the family to visit Ron. I reiterated to Terri that Ron's friends are anxious to hear from him and I asked her if he would be up to writing a few words for the medical update. She said that at this point in his rehabilitation he still lacks the strength. It remains an effort for him to get to the toilet and shower -- he shuffles very slowly. He also remains on oxygen; however, his condition has improved so we continue to hope and pray."

ZONE 2. Operators Gerald/VE2ACP, Steve/VE2TKH and Gervais/VE2UE will activate Zone 2 in Lac Julienne (near Wabush), Labrador, January 14-17th. Look for VO2UE to be used by Gerald and Gervais. Steve will operate as VE2TKH/VO2 or possibly a VO2 callsign if he can get it in time. This will be a generator and battery operation with activity on most of the HF bands, mainly on SSB with some CW. Please visit their Web site (still under construction) at: http://www.qsl.net/ve2tkh/

ZS, SOUTH AFRICA. John, ZS6AN, in Pretoria, South Africa, informs OPDX that well known Southern Califonian DXer, Steve McCully, W7TZ, will be in South Africa from January 1st through February 1st. He will be operating from both John's base station as well as his mobile station using the callsign ZS*/W7TZ from all of the South African continental call areas.

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