Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 676
September 13, 2004

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 676
BID: $OPDX.676
September 13, 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, NC1L, N2TK, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6RIM, K8YSE, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL7RBI, EA5KY & El Mundo del DX, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, JE1JKL, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LA7DFA, OM3JW, ON5NT, OZ7C, PG5M, TA3YJ, VA3RJ & ICPO, and MDXC HQ for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th/September, through Sunday, 12th/September there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EI, EK, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, 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, R1MV, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP2M, VP2V, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XW, XX9, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, 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).

6W, SENEGAL. Al, F5VHJ, will be active as 6W1RY in the CQWW SSB DX Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via F5VHJ.

7X, ALGERIA. Luis, EA5KY, editor of El Mundo del DX in the Radioaficionados, official bulletin of the URE, informs OPDX that operators Angel/EA1QF, Pere/EA3CUU, Paco/EA4BT, Emilio/EA7AAW, Julio/EA7JB, Juan Lucas/EA7TL and Ramom/EB4EPJ will be active from here October 2-9th. Callsign will probably be 7X0AD, but it's not confirmed yet. QTH will be 7X0AD's house, and he will be one of the operators as well. QSL is via EA4URE. This activity is a cooperation between URE and ARA.

9K, KUWAIT. Yaser, 9K2YM, will be active in the upcoming CQ/RJ DX RTTY Contest (September 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via 9K2YM (DIRECT, address QRZ.com).

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA (IOTA/Contest Op). Saty, JE1JKL, informs OPDX that he will be active as 9M6NA on Labuan Island (OC-133), East Malaysia, starting November 24th until the end of the CQ WW CW DX Contest (November 27-28th). He will be active before the contest probably on 160m, 80m and the WARC Bands (CW only). During the contest, he will be a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via JE1JKL (E-mail requests for Bureau returns are welcome!). His E-mail address is: 9m6na@jsfc.org. His Web is at: http://jsfc.org/je1jkl/9m6na.html.

ANTARCTICA AWARD (MDXC - Press Release). Antonio Cannataro, IZ8CCW, Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC) Secretary, informed OPDX that the MDXC is pleased to introduce the "Antarctica Award" to the DX-oriented Amateur Radio community. Information and details on how to obtain and view this nice looking award are available the MDXC Web page at: http://www.mdxc.org/antarctica/. Should you need further information or a higher resolution version of the award image, please feel free to contact the MDXC secretery at: mdxc@mdxc.org.

ATTENTION LOTW USERS! (Logbook of the World Certificate Renewals).... "To all Logbook of the World certificate holders - All LoTW certificates currently have a term of one year and must be renewed before expiration. No additional documentation will be required if the renewal request is created before the certificate expires. We will send an email reminder to all certificate holders whose certificates are about to expire. This email will refer users to detailed renewal instructions on the Logbook of the World Web site ( www.arrl.org/lotw/renew).... 73, Logbook Team"

CU, AZORES. The editor of the "DX News Letter", Karlfried, DL1EK, informs OPDX that each year he and others try to find another place of interest for the CQ Word-Wide SSB DX Contest at the end of October. After their successful Jersey and Sardinia operations, they decided to go to the Azores Island (CU - IOTA EU-003) to set up their Multi-Operator station this year. The team consist of Burghard/DF8XC, Peter/DH4JQ, Alfons/DJ8VC, Hans-Jorgen/DL1YFF, Franz/DL3PS, Stefan/DL7AOS, Lars/DL9LR and Karlfried/ DL1EK. The callsign for the contest is not yet known. One week before and also one week after the contest they will use their own callsigns (e.g. CU2/DL1EK). Activity will be on 160-10 meters (sorry, no 30 meters) on CW and SSB. For skeds, please contact the following E-mail address: dl1ek@r25.de. Look for further information on their Web page soon at: http://www.rwdcc.de

FK, NEW CALEDONIA. It seems that Mike/KM9D and his girlfriend Jan/KF4TUG will be staying here until September 15th. Mike is active as FK/KM9D and has been quite active. Over the past weekend he was heard on CW at various times on 160/40/30/20/17/12 meters. QSL via OM2SA.

FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON ISLANDS. Pete, NN9K, is now active as FP/NN9K from Miquelon Island (IOTA NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WW Loc. GN17TC) until September 18th. He has really been keeping DXers busy on 30 meters over the past weekend. His main goal is to provide FP QSOs as much as possible on 30 meters. He will be on other bands from time to time but mainly on CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau or direct to: Peter Beedlow, 741 Greenway Ave, Colona, IL 61241-9337, USA.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Andy, LY2BVB, will be active as HB0/LY2BVB from September 20-23rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. This will be a holiday style operation. QSL via bureau is OK.

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

IS0, SARDINIA. Operators Roberto/IS0GRB, Alessandro/IS0MYN, Basso/IS0CLA, Gianni/IS0XDA, Angelo/IS0ADZ, Alessio/IS0SEL, Antonello/IS0XSE and Stefano/IS0WBT will be active as IS0A in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Multi/Low-Power entry. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. All antennas are homemade and their contest site is 1000 meters above sea level. They do have a Web page and live images will be provided through a wireless link on 2.4 GHz to the Internet at: http://www.cqis0.it/is0a/. QSL to IS0MYN or eQSL.

J45, DODECANESE. Operators Laci/HA0HW and Tomi/HA4DX will be active as J45HW and J45DX, respectively, with an unnamed HA friend from Faliraki, Rhodes Island (EU-001). The operation will take place September 26th through October 3rd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via operator's home callsign via the HA QSL bureau or direct by the QRZ.com addresses.

JA UPCOMING DXPEDITIONS (Reminder)..............

KP2/WP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operators Barry/W3FV, Tom/K2TW and Tony/N2TK will be active from contest station WP2Z on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, for the CQ WW SSB Contest, October 27th to November 3rd. They will be a Multi/2 entry in the contest. QSL WP2Z via KU9C. Before and after the contest, they will use their "own call/KP2". QSL to their home callsigns.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY..................

MIA CONTEST. The Mediterranean Islands Contest, organized by the Mediterraneo DX Club, will take place from 1200z September 18th to 1200z on the 19th. Rules can be found at: http://www.mdxc.org/contestmia/rules.htm. Also, MIA Contest software can be downloaded at: http://www.mdxc.org/contestmia/download.htm. Build your MIA Contest log with it!

NCDXF PRESS RELEASE. At its Board of Directors meeting on September 11, 2004, in Cort Madera, CA, the Northern California DX Foundation re-elected the following officers and directors:

          President               Len Geraldi             K6ANP
          Vice President          Al Burnham              K6RIM
          Secretary               Tom McShane             NW6P
          Treasurer               Bruce Butler            W6OSP
          Director                Rusty Epps              W6OAT
          Director                Dave Pugatch            KI6WF
          Director                Chuck Ternes            N6OJ
          Director                Glenn Vinson            W6OTC
          Director                Steve Merchant          K6AW
          Director                Ken Anderson            K6TA
          Director                Tim Totten              N4GN

Information pertaining to the Northern California DX Foundation is available at: http://www.ncdxf.org

PIRATE ALERT. Per, LA7DFA, informs OPDX that the station signing JX7DFA during July and August of 2004 was a PIRATE. Last time Per was active as JX7DFA from Jan Mayen was in 2002.

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

R1MV, MALYJ VYSOTSKIJ. By the time you read this the R1MVI operation should be QRT. QSL via RA3AMG: Denis Skobelkin, A.k. 698, LV-1010 Riga, Latvia. It is recommended to use Denis's Latvian address instead of his Russian address.

S7, SEYCHELLES. Marco, HB9OCR, will be active as S79MH from Praslin Island, October 26th through November 6th. Activity will be on all HF bands excluding 80 meters. He will also be in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). QSL via HB9OCR.

S7, SEYCHELLES. All arrangements have been made for Willi/DJ7RJ and Klaus/DJ4SO to be on the air from Seychelles beginning October 3rd, for 2 or 3 weeks. They will be operating as S79RJ (DJ7RJ) and S79SO (DJ4SO) on 40-6 meters and on 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 callsign.

SILENT KEY. World traveler and DXpeditioner, Frank Turek, DL7FT, became a "Silent Key" (SK) on August 17th, 2004. Over the years Frank went to many rare locations and handed out new ones to many people. He is survived by his wife Siegrid, DL7CN, who will be handling QSL duties. She will continue to keep the DL7FT Post Office Box open. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to Frank's family and friends.

SV9, CRETE. Gerben, PG5M will be spending his holiday (dates not provided) on the Island of Crete and will be active as SV9/PG5M. He will be operating occasionally on 40-10 meters CW only. His equipment is a FT-897 and a G5RV. QSL via PG5M (ex-PA0GAM, PA5NT), by the bureau or direct to: G.A.Menting, Waezenburglaan 104, 9351 HG Leek, Netherlands.

SV9, CRETE. Operators Stelios/SV9FBM and Chrisovalantis/SV9FBZ will be active as SY9Y in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi- Single entry. Also, look for Stelios/SV9FBM to be active as SY9Y in the CQ/RJ WW DX Contest (September) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL both operations via SV9FBM to: Stelios Aggelakis, P.O.Box 113, GR 72200 Ierapetra, Crete Island, Greece.

T42, CUBA. Operators Angel/EA1QF and Carlos/EB1AA will be here from October 12-25th. They will be working on a "Radiosolidarity" project, and will be busy working on several HF station installations. In their spare time, they will be active as T42R. QSL via EA4URE.

TA3, TURKEY. Dennis, DL7RBI, will go to Ephesus near Izmir, Turkey, for his holiday from September 18th to October 1st. He will be active as either TA3/DL7RBI or as TA3Z*, depending on the possibility of getting a Turkish Guest License. Dennis will be active mostly in the local evening hours on 40-10 meters, with 100 watts and mostly on CW (SSB on request). Listen for him on one of the following frequencies (+/- QRM):

Please QSL via his home callsign. For further information (in German), see the Web page at: http://www.dk0uni.uni-bonn.de.

TC2, TURKEY (Special Activity). Berkin, TA3J, will activate the special callsign TC2K4J from Antalya, in the memory of the unforgettable 40 Silent Keys of Turkish Radio Amateurs, between 0240z, September 24th and 0240z, November 2nd. Activity will be on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 2 meters, including the WARC bands and on all modes. He will give a report each day on the memory of one TA Silent Key (For Example: On September 24th, 59-TA0A). QSL via TA3YJ, direct (only SASE and 1 IRC, no green stamps please) or by the bureau. SWL QSL Cards are OK. Details on the special award which is available, as well as a list of the "TC2K4J Commemoration Program" on the following Web page at: http://www.geocities.com/tc2k4j/.

TT8, CHAD (Update). Ghis, ON5NT, in Dubai (A61), informed OPDX that Robert, S53R, was not able to pick up his license last weekend because the PTT office in N'Djamena was closed. When he went to the PTT on Monday (lucky he had sent a fax before he left Dubai), the papers were ready but still had to be signed. In the meantime, he went on a mission for 3 days to the northeast of the country (with a small plane, max. lugguage 10kg, so he could not take his gear anyway). During his absence, someone from the office picked up his license. He finally came on the air on Thursday last week as TT8KR. He will in N'Djamena until about Tuesday, September 14th. He said he will try 160m, but the roof of the hotel is very low. Another report states Robert will be listening on 1828 kHz sporadically (or possibly 1831 kHz if frequency is not good) on the mornings and evenings of September 13th and 14th.

V6, MICRONESIA. Lanny, W5BOS, plans to be active as V6O from Pulap (Pollap) Island (IOTA OC-155), West Chuuk, Fed. States of Micronesia, October 18-23rd. No other details were provided. QSL via N6AWD.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICAOS ISLANDS. Look for Dave, AH6HY, to be active as VP5/AH6HY from Salt Cay in the Turks Islands group (IOTA NA-003) from September 23rd to October 2nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, direct or via the bureau.

XU, CAMBODIA. Wim, ON6TZ, will be active as XU7TZG now through September 28th. Suggested frequencies are: 7075, 14220 and 21320 kHz (+/- QRM). However, he was heard this past weekend on 17 meters SSB between 1030 and 1300z. QSL via ON4AJV.

Z38, MACEDONIA. Zoli, HA1CA, has received his license and will be signing as Z38C. He will operate from Macedonia on the HF bands for the next two years. Later on he will put up some antennas for 2m and 70cm too. (His QRA is KN01..) QSL via HA1RS.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Ian, G8WVW, has been active as ZD8I and will be here until the end of March 2006. No QSNs have been reported since August 20th, but his activity will be SSB on 80-6 meters (no 30m). Suggested frequencies are: 3737, 7077, 14237, 18137, 21337, 24937 and 28537 kHz. QSL via G4LTI. Check his Web page at: http://www.zd8i.net.

ZK3, TOKELAU ISLANDS. Operator Chris, ZK3DX, has been quite active on 20/17/15/12/10 meters SSB usually after 2330z (for stateside) and 0530z (for EU). Length of activity is not known. QSL via EB2AYV.

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