Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 672
August 16, 2004

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 672
BID: $OPDX.672
August 16, 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, AA1M, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, KE2LJ, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4WX, W5BOS, K8YSE, N8MR, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL2FAG, EA8CAC, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, G0IAS, GM4SUC, HA9SU, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IN3VZE, JA1ELY, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LA9VDA, LU5WW, LU9ESD, M0BBB/5B4AFM, OH2HAN, OK1MU, PS7AB, SP5XSD, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK2CE, VK2XQ, YL1ZF and ZS4BS for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th/August, through Sunday, 15th/August there were 209 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, 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, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, 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, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).

7Q, MALAWI. Ely, IN3VZE, will be active once again from the west shore of Lake Malawi using the callsign 7Q7CE from September 9-23rd. Activity will be on all band 160-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign IN3VZE, direct or by the Bureau.

7Q, MALAWI. Allen, G0IAS, reports to OPDX that, "The dulcet tones of 7Q7HB, Harry, will once again be coming from Club Makokola, on the South West shores of Lake Malawi as from about the 12th August... length of stay not known at this time... but at least 6 weeks." QSL ONLY DIRECT to G0IAS (NO BUREAU cards accepted). Return stamp/postage is needed (DO NOT bother about envelopes.... G0IAS will supply). Allan also informed OPDX that he is hoping to go down to Malawi before the year's end and be active as 7Q7RM.

AT0, INDIA. Binu, VU2NGB, will be active as AT0B from Vypin Island (no IOTA number), near Kochi City in India, during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Look for him on 7009 and 14019 kHz. Please QSL direct to: GPO Box 2235, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, informs OPDX of the following Somalia 6O/T5 operations: "Effective immediately, the ARRL DXCC Branch will accept QSLs for operation taking place in the Somaliland (northwestern Somalia) and Puntland (northeastern Somalia) autonomous areas as well as the southern and central areas of Somalia. Operations possessing written permission from any recognized authority that is acknowledged to be in control of a particular region will be accredited. These QSLs will count for the Somali Democratic Republic (Somalia). QSLs for past operations will be accepted where proper documentation has been submitted. This is subject to change based on future developments in Somalia."

E2, THAILAND. Look for Champ, E21EIC, to be active during the CQ/RJ DX RTTY Contest (September 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via E21EIC.

FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Eleven operators/members from the Mitsubishi Electric Tokyo ARC (JM1YGG) will be active as FK/JM1YGG and FK/homecall between September 16-19th. Operators mentioned are: JA1BAB, JA1IWP, JA1RNO, JA1RTG, JR1KHM, JI1EOP, JJ1EWN, JK1EBA, JA3RAF, JR3OET, and JF3IPR. They plan to operate on 80-10 meters CW, SSB and FM. They are not sure about the digital mode at this time. QSL via JM1YGG, direct or by the bureau. The JM1YGG, Mitsubishi Electric Tokyo Amateur Radio Club's, address is: 2-1-1 Marunouchi, Tokyo, 100-8310 JAPAN.

HH4, HAITI (Update). Just a reminder that Jan, K4QD, will be here for two weeks and will be active as HH4/K4QD during his spare time (See OPDX.671). He states that he will upload his log to LoTW when he returns.

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

J3, GRENADA. Operators AC8G, K8LEE, KC8JAY, W8GEX, W8ILC and possibly others will be active during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Multi entry. Callsign will be announced later. Look for activity on various modes and bands a day or so before and after the contest.

J42, GREECE (Also IOTA Op.) Stavros, M0BBB/5B4AFM, will be active as J42004A from Skopelos (EU-072) and Athens, between August 17th and September 1st. Activity will be on 20 meters (and possibly 30m) using 100 watts and dipole. By the way, this is a special callsign to help celebrate the Olympics in Athens. QSL via M0BBB via the Bureau or direct.

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (Cancelled Trip!). Bill/W4WX (aka KG4DX), member of the Florida DXPedition Group, was expected to be active here last week, but his trip was cancelled. He states, "No seats available for Space A Cat VI.. Sorry, will try again later on."

KH9, WAKE ISLAND. George, AH8H, is now active as KH9/AH8H through the end of the month. His activity has been limited due to his work. Most of his activity has been on 40 and 30 meters CW between 0800 and 1030z.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY (The ILLW is this coming weekend!)................

MIA CONTEST. The Mediterranean Islands Contest, which is organized by the Mediterraneo DX Club, will take place from 1200z, September 18th to 1200z, September 19th. The rules can be found on the following Web page at: http://www.mdxc.org/contestmia/rules.htm

OH, FINLAND (IOTA and LH Op!). A group of Latvian amateurs (YL2FB, YL2CI, YL2GQG and YL1ZF) will be active from the Etela-Suomi(Uusimaa) Province Group (EU-097) using callsign OH/YL2FB, August 15-19th. On Friday, if weather/wind condition are good enough, the group will move to Soderskar, an off-shore lighthouse FIN-057, to take a part in ILLW on August 20-21st. Operations from both locations are planned to be on all HF bands, including the WARC bands, CW/SSB/RTTY and utilizing wire antennas and GPs for the lower bands. They will also use multiband beams for 20 to 10 meters. They also plan VHF/UHF operation on 6m, 2m and 70cm as well. QTH locators are KO19JN and KP20QL, respectively. QSL via YL2FB.

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

S7, SEYCHELLES. All arrangements have been made for Willi/DJ7RJ and Klaus/DJ4SO to be on the air from Seychelles beginning October 3th, for 2 or 3 weeks. They will be operating as S79RJ (DJ7RJ) and S79SO (DJ4SO) on 40-6 meters, CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31. Use of the 80 meter band has not been authorized, but they will be requesting permission to operate on 80 meters during the weekends (3505 kHz +/-). QSL via their home callsigns.

SV5, DODECANESE. Wojtek, SP5MXZ, is active as SV5/SP5MXZ from Rhodes Island until August 20th. Activity will be on 20 meters CW/SSB. QSL via his home callsign. During this past weekend, he was expected to operate as SX5A (from a local club station), but as this was being typed we saw no QSNs. Also, look for him to be active later in the week as J42004/SP5MXZ. QSL via his home callsign.

T98, BOSNIA AND HERZRGOVINA. Babs/DL7AFS, Lot/DJ7ZG and Chris/Z31GX will be active as T98LBC from September 2-12th. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31, on 160-6 meters. QSL via DL7AFS, by the German Bureau or direct. More information and pictures are availabe on their Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (Update). Operators KY1V, WA2PGM, K0RAY, N0VD and possibly others will be active as VP5X during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL route is via OH3RB or W2GB. ADDED NOTE: KY1V is sponsoring another free trip for a young ham (See OPDX.671). For more details, please visit: http://www.vp5x.com

Z38, MACEDONIA. Before their T98 DXpedition (See T98 above), Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DL7ZG will spend some holiday time in Macedonia. They are expected to be active as Z38Z for some days from there. Dates were not provided, but look for activity (soon) before September 2nd. If you had no luck to work them as Z38Z during May 2003, here is your chance to look for them again on the usual DX frequencies.

ZX35, BRAZIL (Special Callsign). Look for Orlando, PT2OP, to be active as ZX35O (Zulu, X-ray, Three, Five, Oscar), between August 16th and September 16th, to celebrate his 35th anniversary as an amateur radio operator. Activity will be on all bands CW/SSB. QSL via PT2OP (direct or by the Bureau).

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