Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 636
November 24, 2003

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 636
BID: $OPDX.636
November 24, 2003
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, K2FF, KF2TI, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N5FG, KH6BZF, K8YSE, N9AG, W9DC, WN9O, N0JK, CX7BY, DL/VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL2FAG, EY8MM, F5CQ, F5NQL & UFT, HS0ZDZ, JE7IDA, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, SP9FIH, SV1DKL, UA0FZ, UR5WCW and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th/November, through Sunday, 23rd/November there were 229 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, 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, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH5, KH6, KH8, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, 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).

4U1U, UNITED NATIONS HQ. Operators Ray/W2RE, Frank/W2IX and Seppo/OH1VR are expected to be active from 4U1UN beginning November 29th during the CQWW DX CW Contest. They are tentatively scheduled to be active for about 10-12 hours. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, if possible, 160 meters. ADDED NOTE. PLEASE beware that there has been some PIRATE activity over the past week. Activity for 4U1UN is usually announced before an operation takes place.

6Y, JAMAICA. Kevin, WN9O, informs OPDX that Mike/WO9Z, Don/W9IU and himself will be active as 6Y5/homecall from February 28th to March 14th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC bands. The group will also be active as 6Y8Z during the ARRL SSB Contest. QSL via W9IU (direct).

6Y, JAMAICA. Art/N3DXX and Steve/KN5H will be active as 6Y6X in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as Multi-2 entry. QSL via KN5H.

9M4, WEST MALAYSIA. Champ, E21EIC, reports that he will not be active from Thailand in the CQWW CW Contest as first announced, but he will join the team of operators HS0ZDZ, 9M2/G3TMA, VK8AV, 9V1UV and possibly others as 9M4JB for the contest. Operating class will be Multi/(something). QSL via E21EIC. ADDED NOTE. Also, look for special event station 9M4SEA to be active from the 31st annual South East Asia Net Convention (SEANET) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, November 27-30th. QSL via E21EIC. Visit the Web page for more details at: http://www.seanet2003.com

9N, NEPAL. Janusz, SP9FIH, is active as 9N7WE from Kathmandu until December 6th. He informs OPDX that his suggested frequencies are: 7073 or 7056, 14195, 18145 and 21295 kHz plus/minus QRM. Janusz also mentions a good time for USA is on 20 meters between 1200-1400z. For EU, on 40 meters between 2200-0000z. Also, he will try to look for the US on 40 meters, split about 1300z. QSL via SP9FIH.

9Y4, TRINDAD AND TOBAGO. Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active as 9Y4/DL7AFS and 9Y4/DJ7ZG now through December 6th from Tobago Island (IOTA: SA-009). They will be active on the usual DX frequencies (80-6 meters), mainly on SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DL7AFS (direct to: Baerbel Linge, Eichwaldstrasse 86, D-34123 Kassel, Germany) or via the DARC Bureau. For more details, please visit the Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/

BQ9P STORY. Yuki, JI6KVR, informs OPDX that the release of the BQ9P Pratas Island DXpedition Story is now updated on the BQ9P Web site at: http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage64.htm

C56, THE GAMBIA. Andy, G0VUH, will be active as C56/G0VUH from January 16-30th. He is expected to be on every day and during the nights on all bands. He will have a big beam from 20-10 meters and two verticals that are combined for 80 meters. QSL via the home callsign G0VUH.

CX, URUGUAY. Raul, CX7BY, in Montevideo, plans to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (20m)/High Power entry. QSL via CBA.

DX HOLIDAY DINNER. Floyd, N5FG, informs OPDX and its reader: "Holiday Greetings to you and your family. This year's Magnolia DX Association DX Dinner will be held on Saturday, December 6th at Montana's in Gulfport. Montana's is on Airport Road (off 49 toward the airport.. just south of I-10). It will start PROMPTLY at 6 P. M. (Please be on time) This year's program will be the PZ5A 'GOPACK' operation for the CQ WW SSB Test. We WILL have some GREAT DOOR PRIZES for the raffle tickets, and, of course, MY usual "interesting door prizes". For those that are not familiar with Montana's, they have a LARGE buffet with plenty of "meat items " and veggies as well as seafood, including shrimp etofee. The price this year will be same as last year-- 15.00 USD and that includes your meal, tax, and tip and drink, as well as the entertainment. If you can attend, please send me your check for 15.00 USD for each attendee in your party. Please send this in as soon as possible, as I need to give a guarantee.. THANKS I hope everyone that came last year to the DX Day will return and bring a friend and those that have not been to a DX Dinner lately, I hope you will be able to attend this great evening of DXers talking DX. Look forward to hearing from you real soon. THANKS! 73/DX Floyd, N5FG"

EY8, TAJIKISTAN (160m/Contest Op). Nodir, EY8MM, reports that he is planning to operate 160 meters the night before CQWW CW Contest and the morning after the contest (0000 until his sunrise). He will use a Delta vertical on 55m tower. Skeds are welcome via E-mail at: nmt@at-communication.com Nodir states, "Unfortunately no 160m in the contest itself because I am planning SO SB 80m entry (vertical quad North to South and another quad East-West)."

HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. Jon, N0JK, states, "The HC8N station will be active on 160m November 24th through December 1st. I plan to be active in the evenings from local sunset at 0000 utc to European sunrise, and again in the morning 1100 - 1200 utc, plus all night in the WW CW. K5KA installed a sloping dipole last year that appears to have about 5 dB gain over the existing 1/4 wave vertical to Europe. We plan to install a second sloping dipole to improve the signal to the far East and Japan."

HH2, HAITI. Craig, AH8DX, will be active as HH2/AH8DX in the ARRL DX Phone Contest as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via AH8DX (QRZ.com address).

HZ, SAUDI ARABIA. Tom, SM0CXU, will be active as HZ1AB in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as Single-Op/Single Band (15m) entry. QSL via K8PYD.

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

J3, GRENADA. Paul, J37KF, will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). Entry class is not known. QSL direct to address on QRZ.com.

J6, ST. LUCIA (Op Needed!). The J6DX team is looking for an additional opetor for their 2004 trip. This is a two week vacation style trip for the WPX RTTY (M/S) and ARRL CW (M/M) contests. The scheduled dates are February 11-25th. If you are interested in accompanying them, please contact Scott N9AG/J68AS for more information at: scottal@erinet.com

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Lee, KH6BZF, sent out the following press release on November 20th: "Amateur Radio continues to grow with new Amateur Radio associations ready to join the IARU-International Amateur Radio Union. On November 4th, 2003, a formal meeting of the new 'American Samoa Amateur Radio Association' (ASARA) was held. Larry Gandy, AH8LG, was elected president of ASARA. Ms. Uti Gandy, KH6FO, was elected Secretary/ Treasurer and Lee R. Wical, KH6BZF, was made the liaison officer. All the members present at the founding meeting voted to apply for membership in Region III of IARU. The growth of Amateur Radio in central Pacific and the size of IARU will support the future of Amateur Radio World wide. Amateur Radio operators World-Wide should welcome the entry of ASARA into Region III of IARU...... JOHN, K1ER, Adviser ASARA"

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Les, G3VQO, will be active as LX/G3VQO in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. On November 28th, look for Les to be active in the evening on 30 meters (10.1 MHz). QSLs are 100% via bureau or eQSL.

NJDXA OFFICERS FOR 2003-2004. The North Jersey DX Association (NJDXA) is pleased to announce the elected officers for 2003-2004:

         President       Rich Gelber, K2WR
         Vice-President  Steve Adell, KF2TI
         Secretary       Steve Saposnick, KB2ENF
         Treasurer       Gene Ingraham III, N2BIM

NP4, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as Single-Op QRP from on top of 4,000 ft mountain using 55 ft verticals and wires. QSL via WC4E.

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

R1, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. By the time you read this, Oleg, UA1PBA, should have arrived at the research base Bellingshausen on King George Island. Oleg is expected ti be here for about 1 1/2 years. He will be active as R1ANF.

RS0, ASIATIC RUSSIA. Vlad, UA0FZ, will be active as RS0F in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry from Zone 19. QSL via W3HNK.

SOUND BITE NEEDED. Glenn, K2FF, reports, "As you know K2FF (PZ5FF), KD5CQT (PZ5CQ), and W5UE (PZ5UE) spent a week in Suriname in October and also activated PZ5A in the CQWW SSB Contest. Well, when we got back home we realized that we got everyone on tape EXCEPT Randy - PZ5UE. So, what we are looking for is the possibility that anyone anywhere out there worldwide might have captured a piece of PZ5UE's CW operating on tape (i.e., cassette, DVD, wav file, etc). We are trying to incorporate it along with the others into an official presentation scheduled for early December. So, does anyone have PZ5UE (CW) captured on tape?" If so, please contact Glenn, K2FF, at: K2FF@aol.com Also, visit the Web page at: http://www.mdxa.org/pz_2003.html

SU9, EGYPT. Tom, N9NC, will be active as SU9NC during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via OM2SA.

SV5, DODECANESE. Stathis, SV1DKL (very soon SV5DKL), informs OPDX that he will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest as SV5RDS and as a Single-Op/ Single Band (40m)/High Power entry from the Dodecanese Radio Society. The antenna system to be used is 4 x half-wave slopers. He will also use a Kenwood TS-870S, a HF linear amp and complete logistics support. QSL SV5RDS via the bureau.

T32, EAST KIRIBATI. Operators Larry/N2WW, Bill/K0MP, Barry/N0KV, Greg/W0ZA, Tim/N0ZM, Paul/NO0T, Cheryl/N0WBV and John/KT0F will be active on Christmas Island (OC-024) from November 24th through December 8th. This will include a Multi-2 entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest as T32WW. Outside the contest, operators will use the own individual T32 callsign. Look for the following callsigns:

TO4, EUROPA. By the time you read this, the TO4E team should have arrived at Europa by the way of the Navy boat "La Grandiere". They should also be active and are expected to be on the air until December 15th. Plans are to have three stations on the air and their activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (as TO4WW). BAD NEWS for YL chasers. It was announced this past week that they will NOT have a YL operator with them as first announced. LAST MINUTE UPDATE: Before going to print, Rafik, F5CQ, Co-organizer Europa 2003, sent out a press release that the team would not unload the equipment until the end of the morning on Monday because of the high tide. He believes they will not be on the air until Tuesday morning. Remember, the TO5E Europa Web page is at: http://europa2003.free.fr/

TS7, TUNISIA (IOTA Op). A very large international team of operators are now active as TS7N from Kerkennah Island (AF-073) until December 1st. With 20 operators and 5 stations active, look for activity is to be on all bands 160-6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31. They also plan to be an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi-2 class. QSL via DL9USA. For more details, please visit their Web page at: http://ts7n.tk

VK9L & VK9N, LORD HOWE AND NORFOLK ISLANDS. Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active from Lord Howe Island, February 16-27th, and from Norfolk Island, February 29th through March 13th. The callsigns will be announced later. Activity will be on 80-6 meters on SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DL7AFS (direct to: Baerbel Linge, Eichwaldstrasse 86, D-34123 Kassel, Germany) or via the DARC Bureau. For more details, please visit the Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/

VP9, BERMUDA. Paul, K1XM, will be active as VP9I in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via KQ1F.

XV, VIETNAM (Correction to OPDX.635/Update). Kunihiko, JE7IDA, informs OPDX that it is not he that will be active as XV2NA in the CQWW DX CW Contest but Naoki, JE7RJZ. However, Kunihiko is the QSL Manager. Naoki will be staying in Ho Chi Minh for his job from from November 27th to December 1st. He is a journalist of a local Japanese TV station. Kunihiko told OPDX that Naoki may be active as XV2NA only during the CQWW CW Contest period, November 29-30th because of his job. QSL via JE7IDA, bureau or direct.

YB0, INDONESIA. Pri, YB0ECT, will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSLs for YB0ECT are via K5ZE ONLY.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Jim, N6TJ, will once agin be active as ZD8Z from here between now and December 2nd. He will also take part in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All Band entry. QSL via VE3HO direct.

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