The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1026
September 5, 2011
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, NJ1Q & ARRL DX, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, W6SZN, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), W8IZC, W0GJ, 4X1VF, 9M2TO, AT International, DL1SBF, DG8KAD & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX- World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LY4Q, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, PY4WAS, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SM3CVM, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK4FW and YU1EA for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 28th-August, through Sunday, 4th-September there were 200 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, 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).
Lucky, IZ7EVZ, will be active as 3A/IZ7EVZ from September 7-10th. Activity will be 160 and 80 meter SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
There have been reports that Martti, OH2BH, will be active as 9H3BH from Santa Venera, Malta (EU-023, MIA MM-001, WLOTA 1113) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). QSL via OH2BH. Check out Martti's QRZ.com page at:
9M0, SPRATLY ISLANDS
Members of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitter Society (MARTS) are planning a "2012 Project" to activate Pulau Layang Layang (AS-051). The DXpedition is expected to be during the first two weeks of April 2012. The team leader is Neoh/9M2CLN, with support by Tack/JE1CKA and the 9M4SDX Team
Operators Andy/UA3AB (A52AB), Ralph/K0IR (A52IR), Paul/W8AEF (A52PP), Pat/W0BM (A52PC) and Glenn/W0GJ (A51B), along with their wives, will be in Bhutan between October 25th and November 1st. In the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th), look for A52IR on 75m, A52PC on 40m, A52PP on 20m, A52AB on 15m and A51B on 10m. They will be on other bands/modes outside of the contest. QSL via their home callsigns.
DX0, SPRATLY ISLANDS
The DX0DX DXpedition to Thitu Island (AS-051) planned for 2012, is now "PERMANENTLY CANCELED". For DX0DX refunds, including refunds to DX Foundations etc. -- Please E-mail email@example.com
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Luis, EA8AY, from the Island of Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276), announced that he will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. Visit his Web site at:
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Look for EF8M from Santa Maria de Guia, Las Palmas Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA L 0969), to be on the air during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. Operators will be Valery, RD3A. QSL via UA3DX.
Members of the DXColombia Amateur Radio Club (DXARC) will activate the "Jumanji Contest Station" as HK1NA during the 2011 CQWW RTTY Contest (September 24-25th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are Sal/HK1T, Luis/HK1W, Roberto/HK1AA, Camilo/HK3TU, Jaime/HK1N and Jorge/HK1R. QSL via K6IPM. Visit the DXARC Web page at:
AS-024. Kan, JE1SCF, a member of the "Tokyo Dental College ARC" will be active as JE1SCF/JR6 from Yaeyama Island between October 6-8th. The main purpose of his visit is to establish and provide medical/dental care to the islands, so activity will be limited to his spare time. QSL via his home callsign.
AS-100. Members of the "Holyland DX Group" will be active as 4X5A from Akhziv Island (WFF 4XFF-001) between 0700z Friday, October 21st, and 1200z Saturday, October 22nd. Operators mentioned are Jan/ 4X1VF, Art/4X4DZ, Yulik/4X6HP, Mark/4Z4KX, Reuven/4Z5FI and Ros/4Z5LA. Activity will be on 40-10 meters usng CW and SSB. They will have two stations on the air using vertical antennas. QSL via 4Z5LA.
EU-172. Operators Heiko/DG0OGM, Dieter/DK1AW, Lutz/DL3ARK, Peter/ DL4AMK and Mar/DL5ASE will be active as OZ/homecall from Helnaes Island, Denmark, between September 24th and October 1st. Their activity will also include activating a new light- house (WLOTA 3159). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and BPSK. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. For more information, visit:
EU-189. Once again a Belgian expedition team will be sailing to Rockall Island at the end of September. Operators mentioned as of press time are: Patrick/ON4HIL, Theo/ON4ATW, Henk/ON4AHF, Karel/ON5TN and Rudi/ON7YT. Three of these operators have been at, not on, Rockall Island in May 2009. The team will set sail aboard the "Commandant Fourcault" on September 23rd, for a 4 day voyage to Rockall. If all goes as planned, they will be on the air as MM0RAI around September 27th or 28th. Please keep in mind that heavy seas or bad weather can delay the operation! QSL via ON4ATW (LoTW, by the Bureau or direct. Please visit their Web site for details and updates at:
EU-189. (Update) A team of four highly experienced IOTA activators are planning to operate from the extremely rare and dangerous Isle of Rockall possibly between the end of May or the beginning of June 2012. A new Web page is now online with operator bios, QSL info, picture gallery and history about Rockall, at:
SA-026. Members of the Araucaria DX Group will be active from the PT5T contest station PT5T on Santa Catarina Island during the 2011 WAE SSB Contest (September 9-10th). Operators mentioned are Atilano/PP5EG, Evan/PP5NZ, Peter/PP5XX, Rodrigo/PY2KC and Luciano/PY5KD. QSL via K3IRV.
Freddy, F5IRO, who has been active as J28RO since July 2010, is planning to be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. He is expected to stay here until July 2012. His normal activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. His QSL Manager is F8DFP. QSL direct (w/SAE + valid IRC PLEASE NO MONEY AT ALL), or by the French REF-Union Bureau. The direct cards without the above mentioned will be answered by the Bureau. For updates and more info, visit his Blog at:
J6, ST. LUCIA
Bill, K9HZ, will once again be active as J68HZ from Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between November 19th and December 3rd. Activity is usually on 80/40/20 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3550, 7050 and 14050 kHz
SSB - 3770, 7155 and 14155 kHz
He also suggests to watch 40 or 20 meters between 1600-2400z daily. QSL via his home callsign.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 5-11th)
Sep 05 HN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Sep 06 HN -------------------- Sep 07 HN BN - Below Normal Sep 08 HN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Sep 09 HN LN - Low Normal Sep 10 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Sep 11 AN DIS - Disturbed VDIS - Very Disturbed GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE --------------------- QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between 0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between 7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or lessLY37, LITHUANIA (Special Event)
LY37A - LY2MM LY37M - LY2KM LY37V - LY3V LY37B - LY2GW LY37N - LY1N LY37W - LY5W LY37C - LY2CV LY37O - LY5O LY37X - LY3X LY37E - LY3NX LY37P - LY2BH LY37Y - LY5Y LY37F - LY1FW LY37Q - LY4Q LY37Z - LY2KZ LY37G - LY1G LY37R - LY3P LY37J - LY2J LY37S - LY2QT LY37K - LY1K LY37T - LY1CT LY37L - LY2BOK LY37U - LY3UEFor updated information about the special event stations' operations on the air, see:
PACIFIC DXPEDITION TOUR (3D2 and C2)
Bill, VK4FW, co-leader of the upcoming DXpedition to Fiji (3D2) and Nauru (C2), informs OPDX that Eric, VK4NEF, has now committed to join the DXpedition. The operators now are Jay/K4ZLE, Art/NJ7N, Tim/NL8F, Eddie/VK4AN, Eric/VK4NEF, Bill/ VK4FW and Julian/W5SL. Bill states (edited), "All is on track for the operation to begin late on October 25th, from Fiji until November 8th, followed by Nauru from November 10th through to December 6th. The 'Online QSL Service' is set up at
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN
Masa, K1GI, will be active as PJ7I from Sint Maarten (NA-105) between November 24-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using a FT-450 w/500w amplifier into a Hexagonal beam (20-10m) and a Quarter Lambda vertical (80/40m) antenna. QSL via JG2BRI. The PJ7I Web page is available at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated September 4th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3Z176DORR via SP2FAP II0ITA via IQ0RM OH1W via OH1FEQ 4T100MP via 4T100MP II2LOM via IQ2LZ OM8MEDZEV via OM8APA 5H3CMG via ZR6CMG IR2LV via IK2AGN OY1OF via M0URX 5R8UI via IZ8CCW J8/PE1IGM via PA3C OZ/PD2DX via PD2DX 9H3AT via IC8ATA JW2PA via LA2PA PP2/DL3SEZ via DL3SEZ CN8KD via EA5XX KP4QY via NP3O R300ML via RN1ON CU5/CU3EJ via CU3EJ LX/PA1AW via PA1AW S550ACP via S59ACP DT0DWAC via HL0KHQ LX/PA3EWP via PA1AW SN0W via SP2KDS EG1SDC via EA1AUM LX/PA7FM via PA1AW SV9/WB2GAI/P via WB2GAI EG2SDC via EA1AUM LX/PA9JO via PA1AW TA4/RZ3DJ via RZ3DJ EG3SBD via EA3URS LY37A via LY2MM TK5UX via F5MUX EG5SDC via EA1AUM LY37C via LY2CV TM6M via F4DXW EG7MJ via EA7NL LY37EB via LY3BY TM44FF via F-Bureau (only) EG7SDC via EA1AUM LY37LY via LY5A TM95BV via F6KUP EG8RHG via EA8CPE LY37M via LY2KM TX8GN via FK8GN EG9SDC via EA1AUM LY37O via LY5O UF6VG via R3DO EI/EO18IKN via US6IKN LY37S via LY2QT UM8LA via RW3RN EM2G via UR7GO LY37T via LY1CT V5/DF2UU via DF2UU ER0I via Y08WW LY37V via LY2FN V5/DF3GY via DF3GY ER0UB via UT2UB LZ1794MAB via LZ1KZA V5/DL2GAG via DL2GAG FO/JA3EZJ via JA3EZJ N0S via AB0S V55V via DJ8VC HB60RF via HB60RF OE50EFA via OE5HFM V85TX via W3HNK II0IADU via IW0HP OH0HG/2 via JA1HGY ZL6RWC via ZL1VKNEW QSL MANAGER. Ed, PY4WAS, President of the CWJF, reports that the CWJF GROUP (PY4KL - www.cwjf.com.br) is the new QSL Manager for PP8ZAC station, and now has the logs for 2009/2010/2011. This station is the only CW operation in the state of Amazonas (PP8), one of the most difficult states of Brazil to contact, located in the northern part of the country, and operating near the border with Colombia (HK).
K6VVA/KL7 QSL STATUS. Fred, N6AWD, has reportedly received the QSL cards from the printer and has started sending out the K6VVA/KL7 QSL cards for the July 22-25th, NA-242 IOTA DXpedition.
ST0R QSL CARD. For those who may not have seen the ST0R QSL card, go to: http://www.dxfriends.com/SouthernSudan2011/qsl.php
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: CE0Y/I2DMI, F6HKA, G3VMW, HA1ZH, IS0GQX, JX5O, LZ1670SWS, MD0CCE, OK1CF, ON4AEK, PJ2X, R7DX, RI1ANC, S58T, TK/F8DZY, V31UB, VU4PB, XE2X and YS3CW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: FO/OH1RX, FP/VA2WA, N4SF/VP9, TJ3IC and YS3CW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
SI9, SWEDEN (Special Event)
Special event station SI9AM from the King Chulalongkorn Memorial in Ragunda, Sweden, the largest Thai Pavilion in the world outside Thailand, will be active between September 8-13th. Operators will be Axel/DL7ULF and Peter/DL7VMM. They plan to be an entry in the WAE DX Contest (September 10-11th). Outside of the contest, activity will be on 160-10 meters. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1817, 3517, 7017, 10117, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz
SSB - 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz
FM - 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612 MHz
QSL via SM3CVM, direct or by the Bureau. For more information, visit the SI9AM Web page at:
Luc, ON6DSL, will be active as SV9/ON6DSL/P from Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) between now and September 9th. Activity will be holiday style, QRP with a FT817 into a Inverted V, on 40/20/17/15 meters SSB. Also, look for him to activate some summits for the SOTA award while in the area. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau (preferred).
Eric, K9GY, was active as T6MO from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan this past week. He describes Bagram as "The O'Hare (Chicago airport) of Afghanistan!" He says being there is like living next to the runway of a busy airport. He is expected to leave here and be active as T6LB from FOB (Forward Operation Base) Shank, Loghar Province, Afghan- istan. He hopes to find a used ICOM 7000 and will be purchasing a sloper antenna from AES. Also, look for him to be in contests. QSL via K9GY (USA: SASE [no return postage, no return QSL]--- Outside USA: SAE + 1 USD or SAE + 1 IRC [if you don't have both then no return QSL]). He will upload to the ARRL LoTW and ClubLog periodically.
Operators Sho/JA7HMZ (V63DX) and Kei/JA7GYP (V63T) will be active from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between October 3-8th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home call- signs.
VP8ORK PICTURE BOOK AVAILABLE
Nodir, EY8MM, has put together a picture book of photos from the 2011 VP8ORK South Orkney Island DXpedition. Book is around 200 pages. To preview, go to:
YASME FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE (From Yasme Secretary Kip Edwards, W6SZN)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 29, 2011,Jackson Hole, Wyoming):
"Ethiopia came back on the air May 30, 2011, with the re-opening of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society station ET3AA. Professor Heiko Schroeder, head of the technical faculty of the University of Addis Ababa and PB2T, Hans Blondeel Timmerman, President of IARU Region 1, cut the ribbon in a reopening ceremony. The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation became aware that 25 club members were scheduled to take the amateur radio license examination in late July and that the fee for taking the exam was about one month’s salary in Ethiopia. Accordingly, the Board voted unanimously in favor of a grant to cover one-half of the examination fees for all 25 applicants, the remaining one-half having been previously committed from the Radio Society of Great Britain. Yasme Vice-President and Director Fred Laun, K3ZO, was instrumental in making possible this grant.YT16/YU16, SERBIA (Special Event)
The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of Amateur Radio in underdeveloped countries. For additional information about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at www.yasme.org.
Wayne A. Mills, N7NG, President
The Yasme Foundation"
YU16ARDF - QSL via YU1FJK YU16IARU - QSL via YU0U YT16ARDF - Qsl via YU1FJK YT16IARU - QSL via YU1EAFor more details about the "16th IARU WORLD ARDF Championships 2012", visit the Web pages at:
Tevfik, TA1HZ, will be active as ZA1TC from Durres between September 7-14th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using a Kenwood TS570D, FD-4 Multi-Band Windom antenna and 80m dipole. Operations also include an entry in 2011 WAE DX SSB Contest. Please be patient, as this will be his first solo trip. QSL via the instructions on (QRZ.com).
ZL4/ZL6/ZM, NEW ZEALAND (Special Event)
Look for some New Zealand amateurs to replace their ZL prefix with a ZM prefix throughout September and October, in celebration of the Rugby World Cup (September 9th-October 23rd). Additional special event stations will and are already on air. Look for ZL4RUGBY (QSL Manager/Operator Paul/ZL4PW) to be on the air through October 31st. Also, look for ZL6RWC, which is operated by various members and friends of the Papakura Radio Club, to be on the through October 31st. QSL ZL6RWC via ZL1VK, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Check (QRZ.com) for more details about both stations.
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