Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 664
June 14, 2004

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 664
BID: $OPDX.664
June 14, 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, W1VV, K1XN & GoList, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5AZN, W5OZI, K8YSE, DL/VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JG1OWV, JH4RHF, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, JQ2GYU, OH2BH, OH2BN, ON5NT, S58A, SP8HKT, SQ2HFH, UA9KM, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3EXY and YB0DPO for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th/June, through Sunday, 13th/Junr there were 212 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, 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, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS

* 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).

3D2, FIJI (IOTA Activity). Laurence, KL1X/5 (GM4DMA), will be active as 3D2KL from Viti Levu and Vanua Levu Islands (OC-016), and possibly other islands in the Fiji group starting around June 21st through July 9th. However, his radio activity will be limited because he is working for a voluntary organization. His activity will be on HF and 6 meters.

4S, SRI LANKA. Ron, 6Y5/4S7RO, who has been in Jamaica since September 2000, will be traveling back to his home (for a few months -- on holiday) and will be operational as 4S7RO starting June 15th. He is not sure if his XYL will reactivate her 4S7YLG callsign. Ron states, "Although it may not be the right time of year, my prime objective would be to get my old 160/80m antennas sorted out. I will mostly be on CW/SSB, but in reposne to the many requests, I will also try to get PSK31 operational ASAP." QSLs for 4S7RO go to DJ9ZB. QSLs for his 6Y5 operations are handled by G0IAS. ADDED NOTE: Ron mentions that he has noted from various DX cluster archives that someone is bootlegging his 4S7 callsign on 10 MHz.

9H, MALTA. Jun, OE1ZKC/JH4RHF, will be active and on holiday from Malta as 9H3RH from July 25th to August 8th. He will probably be active on 40-10 meters, SSB, CW, RTTY and SSTV upon request. QSL via OE1ZKC. PLEASE NOTE that 1 USD does not cover the postage from OE to outside EU.

EA9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Marc/ON5FP and Jose/ON4CJK will be here from from July 30 to August 1st (callsigns not provided). QSL via ON4ADN either through the UBA Bureau or direct to: Geert Decru, St. Laurentiusstraat 18, 8710 Wielsbeke, Belgium.

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

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Naoyuki, JK1FNL, who was recently active from KH2, will team up with Yutaka, JQ2GYU, and possibly others to visit Saipan Island in early July. Activity will be on 40-6 meters including the WARC bands. More details should be forthcoming soon.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. Special event station, N9L, will be operating from several lighthouses along the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin from August 5-14th, including activation of the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (USA-252) during the National Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8th. Jim/W5AZN (ARLHS #484) and Patty/W5AZO (ARLHS #485) will be active at a different lighthouse for a few hours each day between 1400-2100z. Frequencies will be centered on 14270 or 7270 kHz (+/-). A QSL for each lighthouse as well as a certificate representing all of the lighthouses will be available to confirmed contacts and SWLs. QSL direct to W5AZN. For complete details of the N9L Lighthouse Expedition, visit the Web page at: http://www.w5azn.com

OJ0, MARKET REEF. Members of the World Wide Young Contesters (WWYC) plan to activate this reef as OJ0YC between September 23-26th. The team of operators include Mike/SM3WMV, Thomas/OZ1AA, Colin/KU5B and Pat/OH6GDX at the moment. The DXpeditions goal is to be a multiplier in the Scandinavian Activity Contest (SSB), and to be on the air as a serious competing station too. They will also work a bit of RTTY during the contest the same weekend, but the main focus will be on the SAC SSB. Apart from HF, OH6GDX will mainly be focusing on working 2 meters (maybe also 70cm). Activity on 2m will be at least on the FSK441a, CW, SSB, FM modes. Mike promised to work some 6m QSOs too. Since the team consists of students, any kind of help is needed (sponsors and donations). The OJ0YC team now has a Web site up at: http://oj0yc.m3php.net/ QSL via OH6GDX: Patrik Willfor, Langviksgatan 24 B13, FI - 65100 Vasa, Finland.

PACIFIC OPERATION. Ulli, DL2AH, will be on a holiday style operation from Kiribati/Tarawa as T30KU, October 9-18th, and from Tuvalu/Funafuti (T20 callsign not provided yet) October 20-24th. Activity will be on 20-10 meters SSB/RTTY/PSK31 using a FT897 and a Delta-Loop antenna. QSL direct to DL2AH or to the DL Bureau.

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

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for the special callsign 3Z0BLY to be activated from the ORP Blyskawica Battleship Museum (in Gdynia, Poland) between now through July 31st. Activity will be on all bands. QSL to SP2PMW via the bureau.

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station VI3JA to be activated by the members of the Central Goldfield ARC, August 7-8th. Activity is to celerbrate the 150th year of the naming of the Township of Maryborough Victoria, Australia. Operations will be mainly on 3789 kHz SSB and 20 meters SSB/RTTY/PSK. QSL via VK3JA. CGFAR's Web page is at: http://www.cgfar.com

ST, SUDAN. Ghis/ON5NT (in A61) informs OPDX that operators Michael/PA5M (ex-YI/PA5M, 9U5M) and Dane/S57CQ (ex-YI/S57CQ, YI9T, A52CQ) are in the Sudan and will be active for the next several weeks. Michael has been active for about 2 weeks, and Dane just arrived. Both are working for the World Food Programme. Michael is ST2DX (QSL via PA7FM) and Dane is ST2T (QSL via S57DX). Checking the Clusters, Michael has been on 6 meters and 15 meters this past week.

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Nenad, VE3EXY, will be in Zone 2 in the second half of June and first weekend in July. He will be active in the following contests: All Asian CW, and Quebec QSO Party. The schedule for his weekend operations from ZONE 2 are:

Nenad will use the callsign VE3EXY/2 (Counts as Zone 2 and VE2). His sunrise/sunset times are: 0802z/0010z. QSL via VE3EXY. His suggested frequencies are:

YA, AFGHANISTAN. Masa/JG1OWV, QSL Manager and a pilot for YA1D/YA0J, informs OPDX that Sada/YA1D/YA0J is leaving Afghanistan by the end of this month. Your last chance to work him is the upcoming All Asia CW Contest. He will take down all his antennas right after the contest. Masa says, "Thank you for many QSOs during his stay there."

YA, AFGHANISTAN. The "425 DX News" reports that Daniel, DL5SE, will be active as YA0Y from Kabul until September. He will operate with 100 watts into a ground plane. QSL via DL5SE. Looking at the Cluster spots, Daniel has been quite active on CW on 30/20/17/15 meters at various times (any- where between 0630-0930z and 1400-1900z).

YI, IRAQ. Start looking for Richard, YI9KT, to be active near the city of Al Hillah. Activity will be on 40-10 meters. QSL via SP8HKT.

YV0, AVES ISLAND. Rumors continue to circulate that an activation of this island is coming soon. However, exact dates and list of operators are not yet known.

ZA NEWS AND ACTIVITY. The following is a press release from Martti Laine, OH2BH: THE FIRST ALBANIA DX CONVENTION - ZA1DX Who would have expected a few years ago that an Albanian DX Convention would soon be reality? Surely Amateur Radio has taken a major leap forward recently; hence this gathering is possible this coming weekend. Some 60 people from more than ten countries are expected to attend - and this includes all new 39 licensees from the recent Amateur Radio training program at the Technical University of Tirana. Last minute check-ins are welcome and the festivities will be held at Rogner Europark Hotel, downtown Tirana (see http://www.za1a.com/ ). Room booking reference is "DX IS" and it will give you a special room rate. The Convention will open on Saturday, June 19 at 10.00 and end up with a DX Dinner at 19.00. During the afternoon a new Club station, ZA1UT, will be inaugurated at the Technical University. A new Yaesu FT1000MP and Quadra VL1000 station will be aired. Opening words will be by the Vice-Minister of Education and the Rector of the University. Moreover, several donated radios will find their new homes during this coming weekend. Lecturing at the DX Convention will be G3TXF, G3LQP, I8NHJ, K2WR, LA2RR, OH2BH, OH2PM, T93Y and W6UM. Obviously these people will get on with beam antennas - extensive on-the-air activity can therefore be expected, from Thursday evening, June 17 through Wednesday, June 23. QSL ZA1DX via OH2BH."

ZB2, GIBRALTAR. Marc/ON5FP and Jose/ON4CJK will be active from here July 27-29th (callsigns not provided). QSL via ON4ADN either through the UBA Bureau or direct to: Geert Decru, St. Laurentiusstraat 18, 8710 Wielsbeke, Belgium.

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