Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 610
May 12, 2003

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 610
BID: $OPDX.610
May 12, 2003
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1

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** A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR, TEDD, KB8NW: Because I will be attending the Dayton HamVention next weekend, there will not be a bulletin on May 19th (unless something major is announced). Since I missed an issue last weekend and will miss an issue next week, this week's bulletin is extra long to make up for it. Please continue to send your information ("you never know"), and I hope to see you/meet you at the HamVention or the NODXA Hospitality Suite (see Dayton Happenings below).

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Monday, 5th/May, through Sunday, 11th/May there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E4, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH3, 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, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8/h, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, 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).

7P, LESOTHO (Update). A sixth operator has joined July's week-long 7P8 Lesotho DXpedition. That will give the group even more expertise on CW and digital mode operations. The newest operator to join the group is Igor Zdorov, W0IZ, of Minneapolis, MN. Look for 7P8CF and 7P8TA to be the main phone ops, while 7P8MJ, 7P8NK, and 7P8DA, 7P8IZ will be mostly CW and digital modes. This all modes, all band operation is under the aegis of the Texas DX Society and the Lone Star DX Association. QSL routes for July 18-25th 7P8 DXpedition are as follows:

            7P8CF--K5LBU--Frosty       7P8NK--VA7DX--Neil
            7P8TA--WW5L--Tom           7P9DA--K4SV--Dave
            7P8MJ--W5MJ--Madison       7P8IZ--W0IZ--Igor

QSL each call individually since there won't be a main DXpedition callsign. A web page will be announced later. ADDED NOTE: K4SV and VA7DX will also be operating from 3DA after 7P8, but callsigns have not been issued yet. AGAIN NOTE (Please): This is a different operation from the "African Double Jump" at: http://www.qsl.net/xu7aay/africa/

AL1, ALASKA. Operators Corliss/AL1G, Francis/KL7FH, William/KL7Z and Kyle/AL7J will be active in the CQ WPX CW Contest as AL1G. The entry is Multi/??. QSL via AC7DX.

BALLOON EXPERIMENT RESCHEDULE (Update from OPDX.609). The Italian Amateur Radio Society - Milano Chapter (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani - Sezione di Milano) has rescheduled their ARBE (Amateur Radio Balloning Experiment) to May 17th due to weather conditions. Look for IQ2MI/p, on 144.300 MHz +/- QRM USB starting at about 0800-0900z. Flight should be 1-3 hours long. If delayed again, they will try again on May 18th. For the latest updates about the ARBE event, please visit the ARI Milano Website at: http://www.arimi.it/rubriche/arbe.html

C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Frederick/K9VV and Calvin/K6CT will be active as C6AKU during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via K9VV.

CANADIAN SPECIAL PREFIXES. Just a reminder that Industry Canada has authorized the use of "Special Event Prefixes" to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Library of Canada between May 24th and July 27th. This means that the special prefixes will be available for use in the upcoming CQ WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th). The special prefixes are as follows: CK for all VE's, CJ for all VA's, CY for all VO's and CZ for all VY's.


CU, AZORES. Goran, SM4DHF, will be active as CU2/SM4DHF in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single Band (20m) entry. QSL via SM4DHF.


DXCC NEWS..................

DXING/CONTESTING WEB SITE/NEWLETTER. Zrinko, DL/VE3ZIK (4N1DX), informs OPDX that he is administrator of the Web site at: http://www.contesting.info He states, "We publish fresh DX/Contest news and QSL infos EVERY DAY. Also, at the end of the month we send QSL info bulletin to our subscribers." If one wants to subscribe to their QSL info Bulletin... please send an E-mail to: zik@contesting.info

FS, ST. MARTIN. Look for Craig, AH8DX, will be active as FS/AH8DX during the CQWW SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All Band entry. QSL via CBA.

HC, ECUADOR. Andy, NP3D, will be heading back to HC-Land on May 18th to celebrate his birthday. He will be there until May 26th. Also, he will be joined by Alexandro/HC1AJQ and Taka San/JA2JPA. They will try to activate SA-033 at this time. They will have a generator, ICOM-706MKIIG and dipoles. The schedule is as follows:

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

IU3, ITALY. Operator Andy, IV3SKB, informs OPDX that he will use the special callsign IU3X in the CQ WPX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (40m)/High Power entry. His Web page is at: http://www.qsl.net/iv3skb/

J75, DOMINICA. George, K5KG, will be active as J75KG between May 20-29th. Activity is planned for the HF bands CW/SSB and an entry in the CQ WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) using the J75A callsign. QSL via KU9C. George is currently working to help local hams get on the air. A request has gone out, asking for donations of small rigs or HTs. You can contact George via E-mail at: k5kg@arrl.net

KH9, WAKE ISLAND. This may be the last week to work Jake on Wake as N6XIV/KH9. He has been active on most days on 20 meters (around 14265 kHz between 0730-0915z. His QSL Manager Glenn, K2FF, informed OPDX that Jake was expected to install a Force-12 tribander C3SS last week which was left behind by Chuck Brady (N4BQW/KH9) and will be used by both operators when there.


NCDXF PRESS RELEASE. Al Burnham, K6RIM, V.P. Northern California DX Foundation, reports: Effective immediately, the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has a new and greatly improved web site. Check it out at: http://www.ncdxf.org/index.html

P4, ARUBA. Scott, K0DQ, will be active from Jacky's, P43P, QTH during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as P41P and as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via Mario, I2MQP. Look for some P40Q operations before/after contest.

POLISH SPECIAL EVENTS.........................

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

RL1, RUSSIA (Special Prefix). Radio amateurs from Sankt Petersburg, Russia, are celebrating the 300th anniverary of their city. Look for 21 stations to be on the air from Sankt Petersburg now through May 31st.

     R300SP via RU1AE (RZ1AWT)           RL1N via RA1ABC
     RL1A via RA1AG                      RL1O via RZ1AWO
     RL1B via RU1AB                      RL1P via RZ1AP
     RL1C via RV1CC                      RL1Q via RV1AQ
     RL1D via OH5ZZ (UA1DJ)              RL1R via RA1ALA
     RL1F via RU1AS                      RL1S via UA1AES
     RL1G via RA1AR                      RL1T via RX1CQ
     RL1J via RZ1AWF                     RL1U via RA1AOL
     RL1K via UA9KG/1                    RL1W via RW1AI
     RL1L via RZ1AYA                     RL1X via RX1AX
     RL1M via UA1ANA

S9, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE. Duarte, CT1CPP, is now active as S92UN. He is now active on 12/15/17/40 meters with dipole antennas. Watch around 7067- 7074, 14260-14270, 18126-18130 and 21260-21270 kHz starting around 2100z. Duarte asks to please be patient with his answering of the QSL cards, because he can only answer them when he returns to Portugal. QSL via CT1CPP (QRZ.com): Antonio Duarte Prates Bebiano, Estrada dos 4 Marcos No. 17, Sarilhos Grandes, 2870 Montijo, Portugal. Duarte is expected to be here for about 3 months.

SOMETHING OF INTEREST ON THE WEB. There was a story on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" on April 30th about Ham Radio. Visit the following Web page at: http://discover.npr.org/rundowns/segment.jhtml?wfId=3D1248508

SPECIAL EVENT. Special event station HF25KVW is active until July 31st in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the SP5KVW Radio Club in Ostroleka. QSL via SP5KVW, either via the bureau or direct to: Radioklub SP5KVW, P.O. Box 56, 07-410 Ostroleka, Poland. Their Web page is at: http://www.sp5kvw.prv.pl/

SPECIAL EVENT. For the next 2003 French Mills Day, on June 15th, look for Andre, F5PEZ, to be active using the callsign TM1JNM. Activity will be on the HF bands, mainly SSB. QSL via Andre, F5PEZ, either direct or via the French Bureau.

SPECIAL EVENT. The year 2003 is the European Disabled Persons Year. Look for operators Domi/F5PTI, Alain/F6ANA and Joel/F8DCZ are now active using the special callsign TM5I until May 17th. On May 18th, they will use the same special callsign TM5I, for the 2nd European Castles Day, from the Oisellerie Castle (JN05BN). Look for them on CW/SSB, 80-10 meters and on 2 meters (144.316 MHz). QSL via F5PTI, either direct or via the French REF Bureau.

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for the special event callsign VC3RCS to be active between June 1-30th to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Canadian Signals Corps. QSL via the operator's instructions.

SPECIAL EVENT. The special callsign W2H continues to be active until May 15th. Activity is for the anniversary of the crash of the Airship Hindenburg. This is the 66th anniversary. Operations, hopefully, will take place each year using the same callsign. They plan to be active on as many bands as possible. QSL only direct to W2CE (no bureau cards).

TA, TURKEY. Andy, G3AB (ex-G4ZVJ), will be active as TA3/G3AB in the CQ WPX CW Contest as a Single-Op (possibly Single Band) entry. QSL via G3AB.

TO5, MARTINIQUE. Jack, RW3QC, will be active as TO5AA, in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as an All Band/High Power entry. Activity will be from FM5BH's QTH. The QSL Manager has not been chosen yet.

V63, MICRONESIA. Operators Funaki/JA7ZP, Takao/JA7AGO and Sho/VA7HMZ will be active from Pohnpei (OC-010) May 12-15th as V63ZP, V63GO and V63DX respectively. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via their home callsign (Bureau OK).

VI8, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). The Darwin Amateur Radio Club of the Northern Territory, Australia, will be operating a special event station with the callsign of -- VI8NT -- to celebrate 25 years of self government. The station will be opened officially on the 1st of July 2003 (Northern Territory Day) and run until the 31st December 2003. This special Amateur Radio callsign -- VI8NT -- is allowed to be used by any licenced VK8 Amateur. Only one Amateur will hold the callsign at any one time, meaning only one station on air at a time. They have many VK8's who are interested in operating one week periods on all bands and modes and the Darwin Amateur Radio Club will partake in all major contests with this special callsign. A special QSL card is being made up by the QSL Manager Neil, VK6NE. All QSLs will be accepted directly or via the Bureau.

VP2, MONTSERRAT. Three members of the Florida DXpedition Group are on the "Road Again"! Operators Bill W4WX/VP2MHX, William/N2WB and Bob/K9MDO (both waiting on VP2M callsign) will be here July 22-29th. They will have three Kenwood TS-570D stations and will be active on most bands and modes. This is a "Little warm up for the upcoming San Andres trip in October". QSL via their homecalls, CBA. N2WB via QSL Manager N2OO.

VP9, BERMUDA. Merv, N6NO, will be active as N6NO/VP9 from May 14-21st. His activity will be on 80-10 meters, possibly 160, with a 100w and a focus on CW. His operating times will favor the difficult Asia/Oceania path. QSL via N6NO.

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLAND. Larry, VQ9LA, has been very active on 20 meters RTTY. Watch around 14083-14090 kHz beginning around 2200z. Larry will be there for about a year.

XU, CAMBODIA. Jaak, ES1FB, informs OPDX that he will once again return to Shianoukville, and operate as XU7ACE for about 10 days starting May 11th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, mostly SSB. He plans to activate IOTA AS-133 on May 17-18th, but this depends on the weather condition (It is the rainy season now...). QSL via his home callsign, ES1FB, either by the CBA or by the bureau (but this will take more time). ADDED NOTE: Previous XU7ACE bureau cards are answered about 70%, direct cards on a weekly basis..

XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, will be back in Laos around June 3-23rd and will be active as XW1IC. His activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC bands using only 100 watts. He states the modes he will use are CW/SSB/RTTY and 2 meter FM (Maybe 6 meters if possible). Champ will also be active in the All Asian DX Contest as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via E21EIC.

YO, ROMANIA (ed. I don't mean YAO!). Jean-Michel, F6AJA, will once again be YO/F6AJA (10th year consecutively) from Suceava (450Km north of Bucarest) from May 19-28th. He will be on the air when time permit from the Silviu station YO8FZ.

YV4, VENEZUELA. Dario, YV4GMG, in Santa Cruz, informs OPDX that he is active on 160 meters and 6 meters (on 50110 kHz), as well as 20/15/10 meters. On HF, he can also be active on PSK31/SSTV/RTTY/MMT63/AMTOR. QSL via his home callsign. Also, active from the same station is Hector/YV4GMH and Maria/YV4GMB.

Z38, MACEDONIA. Lothar/DJ7ZG and Babs/DL7AFS will once again be on tour. This time they will be active from here using the callsign Z38Z. They hope to be active starting on May 15th for about 10 days. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, mainly on RTTY, PSK and SSB. They will travel through the country to reach Z3-land. They ask you to cross your fingers that the ride will be without problems. Lot informs/states to OPDX, "Due to the request of many Hams from America and Japan we want to work these countries particularly." QSL via DL7AFS. Their homepage and online log will be at: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. The team of John/K6AM, Ned/AA7A, Lee/KY7M and Bud/N7CW will activate ZF1A (IOTA NA-016) in the 2003 CW WPX Contest. This will be a multi-single operation with limited operation before and after the contest. Please QSL via W5ASP.

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