Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 626
September 15, 2003

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 626
BID: $OPDX.626
September 15, 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, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, K2PF, AA3B, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, WN3VAW, K4UEE, K4ZIN, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4ZE, W5VU, K6RIM, K7ZZ, KH7U, K8YSE, W8QZA, WD9EWK, N0JT, 9A6AA, CT1END, DH4PB, DH5JG, DL1EK, DL2OBF, DL2VFR & IOTA-POST, DL6KAC, DL8AAM & IOTA-QTC, F5NQL & UFT, FK8AH, G3SWH, G0PSE, GW0ANA, HP1AC, I0MWI, IK4MED, IZ8FAV, JA1OGX, JG1OWV, JI3DST, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, M5AAV, PA3GIO, PT2ND, PT7WA, UR5WCW and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

EDITOR'S SPECIAL UPDATE NOTICE (by Tedd, KB8NW): My LINUX mail system (BARF80) is still being worked on; however, it is up and running with a new harddrive from a remote location. Dave, WB8APD, Administrator for HAMNET.ORG AND NSHORE.ORG is currently trying to save files from the old drive. A special thanks goes out to him for his hard work and time. However, I have finally been able to access my mail (dated between August 16-23rd) which was stored on NSHORE.ORG since the BLACKOUTS and harddrive crash. Information marked "(*)" below are from these E-mails, and I am sorry for their delay. Hopefully, things will be back to normal very soon......... 73 de Tedd KB8NW

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th/September, through Sunday, 14th/September there were 214 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, 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, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, PY, PY0S, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS

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

3Y0/P, PETER I ISLAND. Bob Allphin/K4UEE and Ralph Fedor/K0IR are pleased to announce they have organized a DXpedition to Peter I Island (3Y0/P). The Dxpedition is scheduled to occur during the upcoming Austral summer 2004. Their 15 person team is scheduled to depart from Ushuaia, Argentina, on January 3rd, 2004, and arrive at Peter I Island on approximately January 9th (+/- weather). They will build the camp infrastructure and install all antennas before going QRV. This will be a high power DXpedition with an international team of experienced operators and multiple stations on all HF bands covering SSB, CW, and RTTY modes. The team hopes for a 3-week stay on Peter I. Weather, of course, may dictate otherwise. Additional details including QSL information, website and the team roster will be forthcoming. Several operator positions are available. Also, there are opportunities for ham or non-ham travelers to visit Peter I, the Antarctic continent, and the South Shetland Islands, returning around January 19th to Ushuaia, Argentina. For more information, contact Bob, K4UEE at: k4uee@arrl.net

4M, VENEZUELA (Special Event) (*). Alexis, YV5SSB, coordinator of a special DXpedition to San Fernardo de Apure (ITU 12, CQ 09, FJ67) to take place October 7-12th, states to look for 4M9YY to be active to celebrate being on the air for 13 years. Activity will be on all bands and modes, including the satellites. Check out their Web page at: http://www.4m9yy.com.ve

4S7, SRI LANKA. Look for the following operators (with callsigns) to be active until September 18th on 160-6 meters including the WARC bands on all modes. QSL via their home callsign by the bureau or direct via the address on QRZ.com. Operators expected to be active from AS-003 are:

JA3HXJ---4S7YHG Yshihiko Hasegawa     JA3ARJ---4S7ARG Tatsuo Okushi
JA3CHS---4S7CHG Sadao Konagai         JH3LSS---4S7LSG Kunio Miyagawa
JH3FAR---4S7FAG Nobuko Hasegawa       JG3JKG---4S7JKG Tadaaki Tanigawa
JH3GXF---4S7GXG Satoshi Abiko         7J3AOZ---4S7AQG Hiroshi Shirahara
JQ3DUE---4S7DUG Masahiko Ikeda        JN4QIN---4S7QIG Misaki Shirahara
JM3INF---4S7YJG Hikari Sakamoto       JR3OCS---4S7OCG Fumie Miyamoto
JA3ART---4S7GGG Kazuo Ebihara         JA5FDI---4S7FDG Takuo Omura
JR3QHQ---4S7QHG Toru Tanaka           JA3AVO---4S7**G Masumi Nakade
JA3UJR---4S7UJG Tsuguya Nakasako      JH3PBL---4S7**G Horoko Nakade
JA3DBD---4S7DBG Soichi Mitamoto       JI3DST---4S7**G Takeshi Funaki

5R8, MADAGASCAR (*). Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH, and his wife were expected to arrive in Madagascar on September 13th. They will be travelling extensively on the mainland (IOTA AF-013) until the 22nd, where they will then fly to Ile Sainte Marie (IOTA AF-090) and relax for a few days until the 27th. Phil hopes to activate his 5R8HA callsign from the mainland whenever he can and will use 5R8HA/P from AF-090, where he should be more active. Activity will be CW only on all bands 40-10 meters. Please remember that this will be a "holiday" type operation, not a DXpedition. QSL via G3SWH.

9L1, SIERRA LEONE (*). Jerry, K4ZIN, informs OPDX that he expects to reactivate his 9L1JT callsign during his next trip to Freetown, Sierra Leone, September 15-23rd. Activity will be primarily CW, 40-10 meters. QSL via K4ZIN (Address via QRZ.com).

BQ9P, PRATAS ISLAND (Update). Yuki, JI6KVR, updates us that the operator list so far is: BV4FH, BV3BW, BV3FG, JI6KVR, DL3DXX, DK7YY, ZL4PO, OE1WHC and N2OO. UA3VCS can not make it.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, announced that the following operations from Iraq are approved for DXCC credit: YI3DX, YI/9Y4RD, YI/4L4FN, YI/SM4UZM, YI/SM3VRO, YI/SM0URK, YI/SM5WTI and YI/SM5VOH.

DXPEDITION VIDEO (*). Glyn, GW0ANA, informs OPDX that the K8T/K8O American Samoa video is now available. This full 50 minute double video tells the story of their last DXpedition to American Samoa in which they operated from Ofu and Tutullia Islands. This interesting video not only shows hams operating but also gives you a glimpse of the beauty of these islands and its people. The video is available for 20 USD in a bank note or EU20 in a bank note or BPS £15 cheque (payable to Mr G.O.Jones). Mailing address is: Mr G.O. Jones, "Nirvana", Castle Precinct, Llandough, Cowbridge, Wales, CF71 7LX. Any surplus funds will be used in their next DXpedition. Their web page is at: http://www.ukdxers.co.uk

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Frank, DH5JG, will be operating as EA8/DH5JG from the Island of La Palma (IOTA AF-004, DIE-013), Canary Islands, October 2-14th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (including WARC) especially on CW with some SSB. QSL via bureau to home call.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN (*). Pierre, HB9QQ, will once again be here as HB0/HB9QQ starting October 12th for a few days, if weather and snow permit. His activity will be mainly on 160 meters. His QTH is at an elevation 2200m. He will be using a dipole at a height of 23m and with 500W. QSL via HB9QQ. George, W5VU, reports, "I worked him very easily on 160m on August 10, 2003, when he was only running 100W."

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

IS0, SARDINIA. Operators Lars/DF1LON, Marion/DF4UM, Peter/DH4JQ, Christoph/ DK2CRN, Georg/DL1ECG, Karlfried/DL1EK, Stefan/DL1ELY, Gerd/DL3EW, Stefan/ DL7AOS and Lars/DL9LR (They are looking for two more operators) will set up a Multi/Multi-station for the CQWW DX SSB Contest on the Island of Sardinia. They will have 3 running stations and an additional multiplier station; all FT-1000 Mark V Field. Their antennas will be monobanders for 10/15/20 meters; a 4 element multiband for multipliers; 2 dipoles each on 160/80/40 meters; a 4-square for 40 meters and beverages. The callsign is not known at the moment and will be announced later together with the QSL route.

KH6, HAWAII. Bill, W8QZA, will be operating the CQWW DX SSB Contest from KH6SQ's QTH on Maui. His callsign will be KH6/W8QZA. He will operate in the contest as a 20 meter Single Band entry and will be QRP. There will be some acivity before and after the contest on HF. QSL via his home call.

KH6, HAWAII (*). Bob, KE0UI, will be active as KH6/KE0UI in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. He may also be active a day before and after the contest from Kauai. QSL via KE0UI.

KH6, HAWAII (*). Shunichiro, JH7IMX, will be on holiday in Honolulu between September 25-30th and active as K7WD/KH6. He will also be active in the CQ/RJ Worldwide DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th). QSL via JH7IMX.

KH7K, KURE ATOLL DXPEDITION (Postponed) (*). Kimo Chun, KH7U, informs the following: "Gentlemen: Please be advised that this DXpedition has been postponed until sometime next year. Due to uncertainties related to transportation access to Midway, our stepping stone to get to Kure, it has been decided to wait until things are settled. It is possible that a necessary part of our travel route may become inaccessible only a couple of weeks before our trip is to start. This is totally beyond our control. This will stop the trip dead in its tracks should it occur. I cannot ask the team members to arrange for the time off work only to find out at the last minute they can't go. The team is anxious to go. We will continue to raise funds towards this trip which will cost more than was spent to go to Kingman Reef, KH5K, for our successful K5K effort. Please help in any way you can. I will work to identify the next opportune time and reschedule the trip. Our team is welcome to go by the island manager. It will remain to coordinate transportation and compatibility with the bird nesting season requirements on this "No Landing Allowed" deserted island. My apologies to all for the delay. I realize that this doesn't help in our effort to give Europe and others who need it all the QSO's they need. We will do all we can to fulfill that goal....." Aloha, 73 Kimo Chun, KH7U

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Yuki, JA1OGX, will be active as KH0S from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, now through September 17th. Activity will be CW/SSB on 40/20/17/15/10 meters. QSL direct to his home address below or the JARL bureau. His direct address is: Yuki Tanabe, 1-28-32, Kamitakaido, Suginami, Tokyo 168-0074, JAPAN.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Jim, N6TJ, will be active as KP2A in the CQWW SSB Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (20m) entry. QSL via W3HNK.

MU, GUERNSEY. Hein, DL2OBF, will be active as MU/DL2OBF in the CQ WW CW Contest from the clubhouse of the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society (GARS), St. Peter Port, Guernsey, as a Single-Op/All Bands/Low Power entry. QSL via his home callsign; bureau is 100% ok. Hein states, "I have to thank the members of the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society, especially Phil, GU0SUP, for once again giving me the opportunity to visit beautiful Guernsey and operate from the fine GARS clubstation. Please do not expect me to be very active in the days before and after the contest."

NCDXF PRESS RELEASE [NCDXF ELECTION] (*). At its Board of Directors meeting on August 26, 2003, in Berkeley, CA, the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) re-elected the following officers and directors:

    President               Len Geraldi             K6ANP
    Vice President          Al Burnham              K6RIM
    Secretary               Tom McShane             NW6P
    Treasurer               Bruce Butler            W6OSP
    Director                Rusty Epps              W6OAT
    Director                Dave Pugatch            KI6WF
    Director                Chuck Ternes            N6OJ
    Director                Glenn Vinson            W6OTC
    Director                Steve Merchant          K6AW
    Director                Ken Anderson            K6TA
    Director                Tim Totten              N4GN

Information pertaining to the Northern California DX Foundation is available at: http://www.ncdxf.org

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (*). The Wireless Association of South Hills will be active as NP2SH from St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands from October 4-12th, 2003. The DXpedition team will be on the air during the California QSO party on October 4-5th and the Pennsylvania QSO Party on October 11-12th. Join them during the PA contest for an opportunity to snag the rare VI section during this fun and friendly contest! In addition, St. John is also listed on the RSGB's IOTA "Most Wanted" list (NA-106) and is in grid square FK-77. In between the contests, the NP2SH team will be running both SSB and CW stations on all bands 80-10 meters as band and weather conditions permit. QSL with SASE via N3ZNI. For more infor, contact them at: np2sh@yahoo.com Or visit the Web page at: http://www.w3srl.com

PACIFIC OPERATION (T88 and V63) (*). Look for Jim/W7UG and Tom/K7ZZ to be active from the Pacific at the beginning of October. Their activity will start off from Palau using the callsign T88ZX starting about October 1st and be there for one week. They will then move to Yap Island, Micronesia, using the callsign V63ZT. Activity again will be for one week. Operations will be CW/SSB on 80-10 meters. If there is enough interest in RTTY, they may be active. There will be an emphasis on the WARC bands as long as there is activity. Also, look for them to be active on CW 24 kHz up from the bottom of the band. They will also listen up for the new DXers who might need it. They will also run split in the General portion of the band for SSB. Tom states, "Although we'll be barefoot, we're going to be on the beach and will have a two element vertical dipole array for 20-10 and a single vertical for 80-30." QSL via K7ZZ, CBA and can be found at QRZ.com.

PJ5, ST. EUSTATIUS. Look for Jim, K1NA, to be active as PJ5NA in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All Band entry. QSL via K1NA.

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

S7, SEYCHELLES (*). Norbert, DL2RNS, will be here on holiday as S79NS between October 4-17th. He prefers CW and will be using a brand new FT-897. QSL via DL2RNS (DARC Bureau) or direct if necessary. There will be no online log. Please note that 1 USD does not cover the mail from DL to the U.S.

SPECIAL EVENT (*). Look for special event station EN100WAY (World Aviation Year) to be active until September 30th, to commemorate 100 years of world aviation and 85 years of aviation in Ukraine. Activity will be from the club station, UR4WWE, which is located at Lviv State Airport. Activity has been mainly CW, with some RTTY. Watch frequncies 3710, 7071, 14022, 14093, 18115, 18128 and 21010 kHz (+/- 5 kHz). QSL via UT7WZ by the bureau or direct to: Miroslav Lupiy, P.O.Box 94, Lviv, 79000, Ukraine. Bureau cards can also be requested via E-mail at: ur4wwe@ut1wpr.ampr.org

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for Sylvester, DH4PB, who will go to Cuxhaven, to celebrate Professor Ferdinand Braun day as DL0PFB. Professor Braun was with Marconi as a pioneer in wireless radio and the founder of the television tube. Activity will be on CW on all bands. Operations will start on Saturday, September 20th at 0800z.

SPECIAL EVENT. Noel, PT2ND, informs OPDX that the Ministry of National Integration by The National Secretary of Civil Defense, along with the Brazilian Amateur Radio League-LABRE, coordinators of the National Amateur Radio Emergency Network-RENER, will promote on October 4th and 5th as an international amateur radio event celebrating the "International Accident Reduction Day". Many Brazilian amateur radio operators will be operating the special callsign ZY2A between 0000z on October 4th until 2400z on October 5th, on all HF bands SSB, CW and Digital Modes. Noel states, "Natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, landslides, shipwrecks and others, cause huge financial expenses and the loss of many precious human lives. The consciousness of society is fundamental to prevent and minimize its effects. On these situations it is important that organized groups are prepared to immediately help control these events and solve such unexpected problems. The Amateur Radio Community, always willing to help on these circumstances, make themselves present, spreading the news about this event." All Amateur Radio colleagues that contact ZY2A station and submit their QSL cards will receive special commemorative QSL cards by reply, celebrating the International Accident Reduction Day. QSL via PT2AA either through the bureau or direct.

TA3, TURKEY. Operaors Erhard/DL5JQ and Wolfgand/DK3KD will be active as TA3/DK3KD in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/Low Power entry. QSL via DL5JQ.

V26, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Bud, AA3B, informs OPDX that he will be active as V26K starting November 26th through November 30th. This will include the CQWW CW Contest. His activity will be CW only and a Single-Op/ All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via AA3B.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. An enthusiastic Multi-Operator team led by Bud Foster, K4ISV, will be active as VP5B in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). Operators mentioned are: K4ISV, K1LZ, K4RO, K4UU, K4CN, W5AO and WX3B. QSL via N2AU.

VP9, BERMUDA (*). Bert, PA3GIO, will be active as PA3GIO/VP9 from September 18-28th from (IOTA NA-005). Activity will be SSB only on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters from the QTH of Ed, VP9GE. QSL (preferable by the bureau or E-mail: qsl@pa3gio.nl) to PA3GIO. Web site for this operation is at: http://www.pa3gio.nl/VP9/

YI, IRAQ (*). Masa, JG1OWV, informs OPDX that Sada, JA1AHF, has just gotten his own liscense and is signing YA1D now. The new club station is also licensed as YA0J. Both are from Kabul, Afghanistan. Sada is operating most days after 1230z on 80-10 meters, mainly SSB with some slow CW. He will start to be active on some digital modes soon. QSL for YA1D and YA0J is via JG1OWV.

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