Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 673
August 23, 2004

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 673
BID: $OPDX.673
August 23, 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, N2YO, W2SN, K3GV, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, K9RJ, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, G3UML, HA0HW, HS0ZDZ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA0SC, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, PA7FM, VA3RJ & ICPO and VK6HZ for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15th/August, through Sunday, 22nd/August there were 211 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, 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, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZK1/s, ZK3, 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).

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. Robert, 3B9FR, has been very active on RTTY lately. Watch 15/17/20 meters between 1400-1700z and after 0230z (on 20 meters). He has NO QSL MANAGER. QSL direct to: Robert Felicite, P.O. Box 31, Citronelle, Rodrigues Island, VIA MAURITIUS ISLAND, INDIAN OCEAN.

3DA, SWAZILAND (Also C9). Look for Joe/AA4NN and Chuck/W4GMY to be active as 3DA0NN and 3DA0CG, respectively, November 17-22nd. They plan to have two separate CW stations active on 160-10 meters including the WARC bands. The duo plan to set up a contest in Mozambique (C9) beginning November 24th in preparation for a Multi-Single entry in the CQ WW CW Contest. The callsign has not yet been assigned. Also, they are interested and looking for two additional CW operators for this contest effort. If interested, please contact: aa4nn@earthlink.net or w4gmy@msn.net

5U, NIGER. You have less than a week to work Michael, PA5M (aka 9U5M/ST2DX), as 5U7DX from Niamey, Niger. He'll be leaving the country and heading for Mali (TZ) on August 27th. He will only be active in his spare time. Most of his activity has be on 17 and 30 meters CW, but there has been QSNs on 20 meters CW and 17 meters SSB. Watch these bands between 1230-1330z and 1930-0000z. His QSL Manager Dennis, PA7FM, informs OPDX that online logs and all information on Michael can be found on: http://www.pa7fm.nl. Dennis also mentions that for Michael's trip to Mali (and after that Ghana and Benin), the licence is not in hand yet, but they are working on that. QSL via PA7FM. ADDED NOTE: All direct ST2DX QSLs have been answered now, and new requests will be answered as soon as they arrive.

7Q, MALAWI (Update). Allen, G0IAS, reported to OPDX last week that he was hoping to go down to Malawi before the year's end and be active as 7Q7RM. This week Allen states that he will hopefully be going down to see Ron, 7Q7RM, and has received his Malawi callsign which is 7Q7AH. Also, he reports that Les (original callsign not provided) will be going to Malawi and be active again as 7Q7LA. Les was the first 7Q callsign to be issued with an OFFICIAL licence after 16 years of non OFFICIAL transmission between 1974 and April 19th, 1990. His length of stay is to be around 12 weeks. Allen will provide more info as he gets it.

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Operator Abdullah, A61Q, has been quite active over the past couple of weeks on 80/20/17/15/12/10 meters CW. Activity seems to take place at various times during the day. Watch clusters for QSNs. QSL via EA7FTR.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Geza, HA4XG, will operate from Masescha (1350m ASL) as HB0/HA4XG between August 28th and September 4th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB, using 100 watts into a GP antenna. For the first time, he will be on 2 meters with a 8 element Yagi on WSJT and tropo (w/120 watts on VHF). His main activity time will be in the mornings and evenings because this is a family holiday (which comes first). QSL via his home callsign either direct (QRZ.com) or through the HA Bureau.

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

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. A group of Latvians will be active as OH0I during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. The operators mentioned are: YL1ZF, YL2KL, YL2LY and YL3CW. QSL via OH3BHL. Also, operator YL2KL will return to be active as OH0I in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Also, QSL via OH3BHL.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Ari, OH5DX, will be active as OH0Z in both CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) and CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OH5DX (ex-OH1EH). Also, visit the OH0Z Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/oh0z/

OHIO QSO PARTY. The OQP is next weekend August 28th between 1600-0400z. Join the fun and work many Ohio counties (maybe your editor!). For more details and rules, visit the Web page at: http://www.oqp.us

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

R1MV, MALYJ VYSOTSKIJ ISLAND. A group of operators are planning to activate MV Island as R1MVI next weekend betweem August 27-29th. Their expected activity will be on 80-10 meters (160m will depend on their opportunity to install an antenna during the short stay). Operations are expected to be RTTY, PSK31, CW and SSB. Radio equipment mentioned are: FT-1000, FT-990, Acom-1000 and Acom-2000A. Antennas are: ôî-3MK4 and G5RV. Station's power is: Honda EM-20 generator. Operators mentioned are: RA3CQ, RA3AMG, UA1CKC, RA1CD, RA1AR and ES4RZ. QSL Manager is RA3AMG.

UPCOMING CONVENTIONS...........................

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (DXpedition Update). Longtime English DXer Laurie Margolis, G3UML, is joining the October operation on Lord Howe Island, organized by VK4FW and the Oceania DX Group. A team of Australians, Italians, and now one Englishman, will arrive on Lord Howe on October 9th for a well-equipped two week operation. Full details to follow later. G3UML has been active since 1965 and holds DXCC completed and full 5BWAZ, as well as much contest experience.

VY2, PEI, CANADA. George, K3GV, will be active between August 29th and September 12th as K3GV/VY2 from Prince Edward Island (IOTA NA-029, CIA PE-001). Activity will be on 15 and 20 meters around the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

XX9, MACAO. Hiro, JA0SC, will be going to the Island of Coloane, and will be there between August 24-31st. He will receive his callsign after his arrival there. Activity will be on the digital modes especially on SSTV. Operating bands are 20-10 meters, using 200 watts and a 2 element HB9CV antenna. QSL to his home callsign (OK at QRZ.com).

YO DX HF CONTEST (ed. And I Don't Mean YAO!). Chip, N2YO, wants to remind everyone that on August 28-29th, to please consider participating in the YO DX HF 2004 Contest (24 hour contest) which is held on the last weekend of August every year. Rules can be found on the following Web page at: http://www.hamradio.ro/contests/yodx_eng.htm. Compatible YO DX HF Contest software is listed here: http://www.hamradio.ro/contests/yodxhf-software.htm.

ZK3, TOKELAU ISLANDS. Atsu, 5W1SA, must be active again as ZK3SA. Activity was heard on Friday, August 20th, on 40 meters CW and 20 meters SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL via JH7OHF.

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