Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 660
May 10, 2004

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 660
BID: $OPDX.660
May 10, 2004
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, K1DG, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, K2PF, NG3K, K3LR, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, K8YSE, K9PG, N0SS, CT2GVG, DL/VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, E21EIC, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F8BBL, G3SWH, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, MM0DFV, OH2BH, OK2BOB, SM0DTK, SP2FAP, SV1CNS, SV2AEL, UA3AHA, UT5RP, VA3RJ & ICPO and ZL4HU for the following DX information.

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE EDITOR, TEDD, KB8NW: Because I will be attending the Dayton HamVention, there will "NOT" be a bulletin next week. If an important announcement(s) takes place, I will probably release a bulletin late Monday night. In any case, please continue to send your information (you never know what I might do!). I hope to see you at Dayton and the NODXA Hospitality Suite!

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd/May, through Sunday, 9th/May there were 219 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, 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, J3, J6, J7, JA, 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, PZ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8

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

4X0, ISRAEL. Dave/WA8WV and Hal/KC8FS will operate as a Multi/Single from Reut, Israel, during the CQWW DX Phone Contest in October. They will operate from the IARC's 4X4REM club station in Reut and will be using the callsign 4X0WV (Four X-ray Zero Whisky Victor) during the contest. QSLs will go to KC8FS.

AO0, SPAIN (Special Event/Prefix). Look for the special event callsign AO0FL to be aired between May 21-30th for the wedding of Prince Felipe and Dona Letizia Ortiz. QSL via EA4RCU.

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

   Station    Valid Dates Of Operation        Entity
   -------    -------------------------       -------
   9Q0AR      January  1st - March 31st 2004  Democratic Republic of Congo
   9Q1KS      January  1st - March 31st 2004  Democratic Republic of Congo
   9U5M       February 4th - March 17th 2004  Burundi
   HH2SJR     January 1, 1998 to Current      Haiti
   TT8XZ      December 4-19th 2003            Chad
   XF4IH      March 3-20th 2004               Rivellagigedo
   YI/AB8DY   July 2, 2003, to Current        Iraq
   YI/N3YPI   August 22, 2003 to Current      Iraq

E2, THAILAND. Choon, E20HHK, will be working in Northern part of Thailand until May 23rd. He will be active as E20HHK/6 and E20HHK/5 usually on CW. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via E21EIC.

EO60, UKRAINE. The special event callsign EO60FO was issued to celebrate the liberation of Odessa region in WWII. Activity will last until August 27th and will start from Odessa City and then all 26 regions accordingly to the date of their liberation back in 1944. Activity will be on all bands/modes. QSL via the Ukrainian Bureau.

ER0, MOLDOVA. Look for special event station ER0ITU to be active May 13-17th to celebrate the "World Telecommunications Day". QSL via ER1DA, by the Bureau or direct to: Valery Metaxa, P.O. Box 3000, Chisinau, MD 2071, Moldova.

EU PSK DX CONTEST 2004. The Scottish-Russian ARS is honored to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the (first ever) European Digital DX Contest which will be held on the third full weekend in May every year. The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs in Europe using the BPSK31 mode. Everybody can work everybody for QSO and multiplier credit. This year's contest will start at 1200z on May 22nd and last through 1200z May 23rd. Activity will be on the BPSK31 mode and on the 80/40/20/15/10 meters band. Recommended frequencies are in accordance with the IARU bandplan. For more details, please visit the following Web pages:

EUROPEAN UNION ACTIVITIES (over the past week!)...........


HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Dave, G4WFQ, will be active as G4WFQ/HI9 from here (IOTA NA-096), June 12-24th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW, with some RTTY and SSB. QSL via G3SWH.

HS0, THAILAND. Champ, E21EIC, will be active as HS0AC during the CQ WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via GM4FDM.

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

PERSIAN GULF ACTIVITY (9K2/A92/YI9). Jose, N4BAA, who is in the Navy, is on his way to the Persian Gulf again. He has the following licenses and will be operating as YI9BAA, 9K2/N4BAA, and A92/N4BAA starting around July 29th and will be in the area until November 15th. Jose states that he will be emphasizing 160-40 meters CW and a little RTTY on 20 meters.

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

SV5/SV7/SV8/SV9, DODECANESE, GREECE AND CRETE. Laci, HA0HW, informs OPDX that he (and others) will operate from different parts of Greece this summer. He provides the following:

       Operators:            Tomi/HA4DX   Geza/HA4XG  Laci/HA0HW
                             ----------   ----------  ----------
   SV5 Dodecanese              J45DX        J45XG       J45HW
   SV7 Thrake Island           J47DX        J47XG       J47HW
   SV8 (Various islands)       J48DX        J48XG       J48HW
   SV9 Crete (and her islands) J49DX        J49XG       J49HW

Laci states (edited), "The first event will take place from Thassos (EU-174) between May 21-27th with our J48 callsigns. Then we will take part in the CQWW WPX CW Contest, and we will be operating from Thrake as J47s between May 28-31st. If the propagation will allow us, we will use 3 stations with Gps and wire antennas. Our main mode is CW and SSB, but we will do RTTY and PSK31 too, on all HF bands." QSLs via operator's home callsign via the HA QSL Bureau or direct to operator's addresses.

SX, GREECE (2004 Olympic Games Celebration Programs/Activities). This summer the 2004 Olympic Games will take place in Athens, Greece, during August. Look for many special event stations to be active (some activity has started already). The following upcoming activity and information was provided by Savas, SV2AEL:

  1. 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES (Countdown on the Air program!). A special and interesting "Countdown on the Air" program will take place in the coming days leading upto the 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES (starting day August 13th) from many Greek radio amateurs. Look for nine Multi-Operators special event stations such as SX9A, SX8A, SX7A, SX6A, SX5A, SX4A, SX3A, SX2A and SX1A, from nine Greek regions to be active between May 6th and August 12th. The station SX9A was spotted this past week on May 6th. These stations will be on the air every 10 days, one by one, to celebrate the 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES. Their activities will be on all bands and modes. Some Greek radio clubs are providing several DX awards and planning special events for this program. All the contacts will be replied with a special QSL card via bureau. There will NOT be any QSL Manager. QSL via Greek Buraeu ONLY. For more info, a calendar and on-line logs, please visit the "2004 OLYMPIC GAMES Countdown on the Air" program Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/sv2ngct/sx.htm
  2. OLYMPIC PREFIXES FOR GREEKs and FOREIGNERs HAM. The Greek Communications Authority has announced that Greek radio amateurs may use the optional SX2004 or SY2004 callsign prefix from June 1st, 2004, until November 15th, 2004, to commemorate the Athens Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2004. QSL via operator's instructions. Also, the foreigner radio amateurs, as visitors in Greece, from the CEPT countries or from countries with reciprocity (U.S.A., Canada, Cyprus, Switzeland and Australia) can use the special prefix J42004 from August 1st, 2004 until November 15th, 2004, without any license from Greek Authorities. All the others needs to commumicate with the Greek Authorities for special permission. QSL via operator's instructions.

PLEASE NOTE that you can find the official Web site of ATHENS OLYMPIC GAMES 2004 at: http://www.athens2004.com

TM6, FRANCE. Look for special event station TM6MKI to be active June 1-14th, from the Panazol and Haute Vienne area (Limousin Province), for the 60th anniversary of the Landing in Normandy. (D-Day, 6th of June 1944). This activity also commemorates the killing of most of the inhabitants in the village of Oradour sur Glane, who where shot and burnt in a church (10th of June 1944), by the "Das Reich" SS division, in retaliation of partisans actions. The suffix "MKI" has been chosen to symbolize the famous transceiver "MKII" used by the partisans during WWII. Some TM6MKI activities are scheduled using an original MKII transceiver, on June 5th and 6th. QSL per operator's instruction.

YI, IRAQ. Bob, N2OO, informs OPDX that James, KC4MC, is on a 6 month deployment to Iraq and will be active as YI9MC. More details are to be provided later. QSL via N2OO. Bob states that it will be a nice photo QSL card.

ZA, ALBANIA (Last week's news from Albania by Martti, OH2BH). "Many noticed ZA/OH2BH and ZA/OH2PM signals bouncing in from Albania last week. Indeed, some 6000 QSOs were made--not only to please the Deserving but also to remind us about our shared responsibility to help those in need. This time, five stations were fully equipped: ZA1BH, ZA1BS, ZA1DC, ZA1DJ and ZA1S. These callsigns were launched into the battle and these fine people made their first radio contact to the world. Their signals reached all parts of the world with ease and also many U.S stations were on hand to experience their first day of operating. Radio equipment was donated by W3UR, K9MM, G3TXF, EA2NO and OH2PM, but many more recently licensed ZA hams are still in need of any gear to bring more ZA signals to the bands and make the Albanians welcome to this great passion of ours. You are welcome to join this undertaking by making your old gear active from Albania. Your contacts are K7JA c.margelli@vxstdusa.com, N7NG n7ng@arrl.org and K9LA k9la@arrl.net. Or just meet personally ZA1B, OH2BH, OH2PM, G3LQP and the above U.S persons in Dayton to present your desire for support. For U.S. tax payers, your donations can be procssed by the Northern California DX Foundation. Contact W6OSP w6osp@aol.com for details."

ZW1, BRAZIL. Look for special event station ZW1I to be active until the end of of May (31st) to celebrate the City of Itaborai's 437th anniversary. This city is located 50 km North of Rio de Janeiro. Activity will be on all bands, CW and SSB. QSL via PY1AMF, by the Bureau or direct to: P.O. Box 112436, 24800-000 Itaborai, RJ Brazil.

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