Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 668
July 12, 2004

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 668
BID: $OPDX.668
July 12, 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, K1XN & GoList, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, W8CNL, NN9K, BD5RV/4, BRS 25429, DL/VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info, DK1II, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, EA2RY, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, G0IAS, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JH6RTO/M0RAA, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LX2AJ, OH2BH, OH2BN, OY1CT, P43P, PA7DX, PA7FM, PS7AB, SM3CVM, SV1DPI, SV2WT, TA3YJ, VA3RJ & ICPO, and YT1NT for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4th/July, through Sunday, 11th/July there were 212 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E3, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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).

4S7, SRI LANKA (Ham in need!). Rohan, 4S7RO, is urgently wanting someone to scan the wiring diagram of a TS-850S for the page that contains the RF Board X44-320-00. He has a manual for it but has left it in Jamaica and is now back in Sri Lanka for a few months of R+R... If someone has an 850S and has the capability to scan the necessary diagram page, please send it to Rohan. He would be very grateful. His E-mail address is: sparkrohan@yahoo.com

9A, CROATIAN ISLANDS (Hungarian IOTA/Contest Activity).......

C3, ANDORRA. Reports indicate that the hams in C3-land are now authorized to use 6 meters. Johan, ON4IQ, reports that Jordi, C31JI, near Andorra La Vella, has become active. Also, Fred, C31HK, is still active on the bands but keeps a low profile and prefers to listen a lot.

CFT PARTY POSTPONED. To avoid interferences with the Scandinavian Activity Contest (CW) and the 2004 High Speed Telegraphy Championship, the first EUCW Belgian Society CFT (Club Francophone de Telegraphie) Party which was scheduled for September 19th has been postponed. This Party is still on the agenda, and the new date will be published in the near future.

CN, MOROCCO. Look for Andre, HB9HLM, to be active again this week as CN2DX until August 8th. Activity will be on 6 and 2 meters, possibly from either grid IM63 or other grid locators. QSL via his home callsign.

CT3, MADEIRA. Operators EA2RU, EA2BXV and EA2RY will heading to this island of the Atlantic September 20-30th, to participate in the 2004 CQ WW RTTY Contest as CT9R. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with 100w and wire antennas. They will be on SSB, but operations will be mainly on the Digital modes. QSL via the Bureau or direct to EA2RY. Visit their Web page at: http://www.rtty.org/madeira2004/

FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON ISLANDS. Pete, NN9K, will be on Miquelon Island, September 10-18th. He will use the callsign FP/NN9K. Pete states, "My operating goal is to make FP as available as possible on 30-meters especially for Asia and the Pacific Rim amateurs. This will be a CW only expedition and although the plan is to spend as much time as possible on 30-meters I may be found on other bands as well." For more information please visit the Web page at: http://nn9k.home.mchsi.com/

FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON ISLANDS (Update to OPDX.666). Due to numerous requests, the FP/VE7SV team going to Miquelon Island (NA-032) between October 23rd to November 2nd have added the RTTY, PSK31 and Satellite modes to their operating plan. For more updates and details, please visit their Web page at: http://www.bcdxc.org/fpve7sv_daily_updates.htm Or the DXpedition's Web page at: http://www.bcdxc.org/st_pierre_miquelon.htm

HA, HUNGARY (Update to OPDX.667). It seems Nilay (XYL), TA3YJ, will be joining Berkin, TA3J, to operate from different locations in Hungary, and will sign HA(?)/TA3YJ between July 18-21st. Look for activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 meters (including the WARC bands) on SSB and FM. QSL via her home callsign, direct (only SASE and 1 IRC, no green stamps please) or by the bureau. SWL QSL cards are OK.

HB0,LIECHTENSTEIN. Geza/HA4DX will operate from Masescha (1350m ASL) as HB0/HA4XG between August 28th and September 4th. He will be active on 30-10 meters (CW, SSB) with GP antennas and on 2 meters with a 8 element Yagi and also on WSJT. QSL via their home callsign either direct (QRZ.com) or through the HA Bureau.

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

IOTA SPECIAL EVENT OPERATION. To celebrate the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, look for a group of Greek amateurs to be active as SY2004KF now through September 15th, from Kefalonia Island (IOTA EU-052) in the Ionian Sea. Operators mentioned are: SV1BJW (Vasilis or Bill), SV8CKJ (Panayiotis) and assisted by SV1DPI (Costas) and SV1CIB (Dimitris). Activity will be on 160-10 meters (including the WARC bands) and probably some 6 meters. Modes will be: mostly CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Antennas are: Long wires, Windoms, G5RVees, Verticals, Tribander yagis and Quads. Power is be within legal Greek State limits. Simultaneous multiband operation is expected. The CW operators are expected to transmit as : SY2004KF or SY2TT4KF or SY04KF. The recommended split frequencies are 1-5 kHz UP on the CW mode. The recommended split frequencies are 5-10 kHz UP on the SSB mode. Listen for QSL instructions. QSL can be either by the operator's instructions or via SV1BJW, by the Bureau or the address at QRZ.com (provided that the other operator encloses a SAE + IRC or equivalent for the postal fee).

J45, DODECANESE. Anton, PA7DX, informs OPDX that he will be on his first "DXpedition" on his own for the 2004 IOTA Contest (He was on Malta as 9H3UJ with a group some years ago.), and states this is "so very exciting". Look for him to be active as J45C from Kos Island (EU-001).

OE, AUSTRIA (Update to OPDX.667). It seems Nilay (XYL), TA3YJ, will be joining Berkin, TA3J, to operate from different locations in Austria, and will sign OE(?)/TA3YJ between July 21-23rd. Look for activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 meters (including the WARC bands) on SSB and FM. QSL via her home callsign, direct (only SASE and 1 IRC, no green stamps please) or by the bureau. SWL QSL cards are OK.

OJ0J, MARKET REEF (Party at Sea Wrap-up!). A press release from Martti, OH2BH (via Jarmo, OH2BN), states: "The weather was calm this morning (Monday, July 5th) and the party at OJ0J had no difficulty departing Market Reef. They have now returned safely to Aland Islands. Due to bad weather, dipole radiators had to be used most of the time while a beam was hoisted only on the last day of operations. Total time on the reef was 84 hours, and 12,414 QSOs were made with two radios, resulting in 150 QSOs per hour for the entire stay. Only 30, 40, 20 and 17M bands were activated. QSL via OH0RJ."

OK, CZECH REPUBLIC (Update to OPDX.667). It seems Nilay (XYL), TA3YJ, will be joining Berkin, TA3J, to operate from different locations in the Czech Republic, and will sign OK(?)/TA3YJ between July 23-25th. Look for activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 meters (including the WARC bands) on SSB and FM. QSL via her home callsign, direct (only SASE and 1 IRC, no green stamps please) or by the bureau. SWL QSL cards are OK.

P4, ARUBA. Look for John, KK9A, to be active as P40A in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. Activity will be from the Iguana Villa [http://www.iguanavilla.com]. QSL via WD9DZV.

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

SI9, SWEDEN (Special Event). Look for SI9AM to be active now and then, July 17-19th (Open House) on HF CW/SSB. SI9AM is located close to the King Chulalongkorn Memorial in Utanede, Sweden, the largest Thai Pavilion in the world outside Thailand. The radio shack can be rented by worldwide radio amateurs, and it is very popular because of its very attractive callsign. QSL via SM3CVM CBA or via bureau. For more information about this station, please the following Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/si9am/

SILENT KEY. David A. Whitaker, BRS 25429, informs OPDX that his brother Mike, G3IGW, became a Silent Key on June 29, 2004, after a short illness. Mike was very well known throughtout the world for his CW transmissions, especially on the LF Bands. Besides being a member of the RSGB for over 50 years, he was a highly respected member of the FOC for his superb operating on the key. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to Mike's family and friends.

SPECIAL EVENT. From July 22nd to August 1st, look for the special callsign LX8LGS (Luxembourg Guides and Scoutes) to be active from an International Scout Camp from Lasauvage (South of Luxembourg). Activity will be on all bands and modes (especially the Scout frequencies). Operators are Tobias/ DL4KBS, Dan/LX1JU, Mike/LX1KQ, Gilles/LX3GR and Philippe/LX2AJ/LX7I. QSL via LX2AJ (by the Bureau or direct). Visit the camp's home page at: http://4u.lgs.lu -or- http://www.qrz.com/lx8lgs/

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for the following French activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Allied Forces landing in Provence, August 1944. From various locations on Provence landing Coast, the following stations will be active as:

ST2, SUDAN. QSL Manager Dennis, PA7FM, informs OPDX that ST2DX has gone QRT on the afternoon of July 9th. Online logs, audio files and some photos are available on the following Web page at: http://www.pa7fm.nl Dennis states, "The QSL design will go to the printer as soon as possible now....and will try to answer all direct QSLs before the end of August (off course depending on the card delivery from the printer)." He also wants to remind those who still need the Sudan, ST2T is active in between work from the same QTH, and in a few weeks LA5PN is expected in Sudan (Who also works for the World Food Program of the UN). His callsign is unknown yet. ST2T was heard on 15 meters over the past week and weekend (in the contest). QSL via S57DX.

SY2004, GREECE. Look for Nikos, SV2WT, to be active as SY2004WT now through September 15th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. QSL via the Bureau. The SY2004 and SX2004 are two special prefixes that can be used by Greek radio amateurs for the period before and during the Olympic Games in Athens. For more details and information, please visit the Web page at: http://www.raag.org

XU, CAMBODIA. Claude, XU7ABN, has been active over the past week on 20/15 meters RTTY. Watch 20 meters between 1830-2230z and after 0600z. On 15 meters, watch after 1000z.

YJ0, VANUATU. Franz, DK1II (ZL2III), will be active from Port Vila, Vanuatu (IOTA OC-035), from August 6-15th. He plans work mainly on CW on 40-10 meters, depending on propagations. Franz has applied for the callsign, YJ0II, but this is not confirmed yet. Please QSL via DK1II.

ZP, PARAGUAY. Look for Tom, ZP5AZL, to be active as ZP0R in this year's CQWW SSB DX Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via W3HNK.

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