The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 722
August 15, 2005
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, ARRL DX Bulletin, K1XN & GoList, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5LBU, W6SJ, K7ZUM, K8YSE, N8MR, W8UVZ, 9A7K, DJ7IK, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, EA1CNF, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IW4EKY, IZ7ATN, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, JT1CD, LU9ESD, PS7AB, SP5XSD, SV1DPI, SV1IW and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th/August, through Sunday, 14th/August there were 200 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 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, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZK1/s, ZK2, 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).
The Association of Tunisian Scouts are organizing the "37th World Conference of Scouting" as well as the "9th Forum of the Young People of Scouting World" for the first time in an Arab country between September 5-9th. For more information, please visit the following Web page:
*Since August 7th, the following seven club stations of the Tunisian Scouts Radio hams have changed their callsign and are currently active until 2200z, August 31st, with these special callsigns:
Call - 3V1WSC 3V2WSC 3V3WSC 3V4WSC 3V5WSC 3V6WSC 3V7WSCThe 7 stations will be active on be SSB, PSK31 and SSTV, and on the following bands 10/12/15/17/20/40/80 meters; generally on the special frequencies for scouts:
QTH - Tunis Borj Cedria Monastir Safx Jerba Jendouba Sousse
ex-Call - 3V8ST 3V8CB 3V8SQ 3V8SF 3V8SM 3V8SJ 3V8SS
*During the weekend of September 2-4th, the special callsign TS9SF will be used in the International Center of the Camp-site Borj-Cedria (9th Forum of the Young people of Scouting World) including 3 active stations on 10/12/15/17/20/30/40/80/160 meters on SSB, PSK31, SSTV and CW (according to availabilities of the operators in Morse).
*From 0700z, September 5th until September 9th, a special callsign will be activated at the conference site in "Médina" Yasmine Hammamet: TS37WSC (World Scout Conference). Four stations will be active.
A team of operators will be active as 8P9R in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Multi-Multi/High-Power entry. QSL via W3ADX. The team will arrive on the island on October 25th and depart November 1st. Activity before and after the contest will be on all HF bands including WARC bands plus RTTY/PSK and 6 meters. The following are the operators and their callsigns that will be used:
K3LP - 8P9LP & 8P9R (contest callsign) N3VOP - 8P9OP K1LZ - 8P9LZ W3ADC - 8P9DC W3ARS - 8P9AS W3ADX - 8P9DX N3KS - 8P9KS WB6CBU - 8P9HCSend QSLs for all QSOs to their QSL Manager W3ADX, Nathan King, using the (QRZ.com) address.
A Spanish DXpedition team will travel here next October to participate in 2005 CQ WW DX SBB Contest (October 29-30th) with activity prior to the contest. Callsign for this operation will be 8Q7EA. Operators mentioned for this activity are: Carlos/EA1DGZ, Oscar/EC1KW, Roberto/EA1DBC, Joaquin/EA1AAW and Fernando/EA1CNF. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using an Icom IC-706MK2-G, beam, dipole and a G5RV. QSL via EC1KW, by the bureau or direct (QRZ.com).
9A, CROATIA (All Croatian Islands Award - DXpedition)
Branko, 9A7YY, Vice-President of the "All Croatian Islands Award Group" (ACIAG), is organizing a DXpedition to activate about 31 Croatian Islands between August 14-21st. QSL via his home callsign by the bureau or direct. The list of all of the Croatian Islands that Branko is going to activate is available at:
A61, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Members of the German Bavarian Contest Club will continue to be active as A61AJ until August 17th. They were active mostly on WARC bands, CW, SSB and RTTY before this past weekend's WAE CW Contest. Operators mentioned are: Mario/DJ2MX, Chris/DL1MGB, Tom/DL4MCF, Ben/DL6RAI, DO2MLU and Anja/DO2WW. Remember, North American stations should QSL via K2UO and all others via DJ2MX.
C6, THE BAHAMAS
Randy, W6SJ, will once again head to Grand Bahama Island in November. He expects to be on the air on November 22nd but will leave on November 28th. Activity will include the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as C6AWS and as Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Randy informs OPDX that since this is a solo effort again, he may just try 20m in the contest instead of spending hours and hours fooling around with antennas. Outside of the contest, he will try to operate on the WARC bands and will try PSK. He states that hopefully there will be some PSKers who need C6. QSL via W6SJ, direct or by the Bureau.
C6, THE BAHAMAS
Foster, W1CGT, will be active as W1CGT/C6A from Kemp's Bay, South Andros Island (IOTA NA-001), now through August 19th. Activity will be on 40-2 meters SSB and PSK-31. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
C9, MOZAMBIQUE (Looking to next year.)
Operators Frosty/K5LBU (3DA0CF) and Wayne/W5KDJ (3DA0KDJ), who just recently returned from their Swaziland operation, have already begun making plans for next year. They are looking to operate from Mocambique Island (AF-088) in the Nampula District Group (Mozambique) sometime in the June (possibly the 6-20th). Frosty states that they would like to have six operators this time (3 for CW and 3 for SSB). They would also like to try RTTY and more PSK on this trip. Also mentioned was 160/80/40/30 meters and a possibility of 2 and 6 meters EME. If interested in joining their team, please contact Frosty via E-mail at: email@example.com
Kan, JJ2RCJ, is currently active from Martinique (FM) as FM/JJ2RCJ until August 18th. He will then move to Guadeloupe (FG) and be active as FG/JJ2RCJ from August 18-21st. Activity from both QTHs will be mainly on the digital modes and low bands. QSL via AB2RF.
CU2, AZORES (Super Contest Station in the Making!)
Activity by CU2A this past weekend's European DX Contest (WAEDC) was in preparation for the upcoming CQWW Contests (CW and SSB). Operators from the San Miguel Island DX Team and OH Contesters are in the process of setting up a superb contesting site. An early summer meeting to discuss this project took place between Pertti/OH2PM, Jose/CU2CE, Jacinto/CU2AA, Fernando/CU2BV, Jose/CU2AP, Martti/OH2BH and Eduardo/CU2AF. Fernando/CU2BV is the Honorary Consul of Finland to the Azores while Jose/CU2CE is acting as a Coordinator for this season's activities. Adding to the group will be Toni/OH2UA, President of Contest Club Finland. The CU2A station was activated this past weekend by Pertti/OH2PM. Reports on the CU2A signal on various bands will be welcome and sent to Toni, OH2UA, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
They also reported that a lot of bulky equipment was moved this past week from the previous Madeira Island site (CT3BH) thanks to the kind support of SATA Air Azores along with their captain CT3AV plus CT3AR, CT3EE, and CT3FJ. SteppIR is credited with antenna support for this project while HamRadio Solutions is providing a new SO2R controller adding to OH3QK station automation. Vertex Standard (Yaesu) will release folded full-color QSL cards for CU2A, and each QSO will be confirmed through the bureau or direct via OH2BH.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Op Cancelled)
Fred, F5INL, who was expected to be on a 2 year French Military assignment in Papeete starting August 8th, has cancelled his tour of duty due to a serious family issue.
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Five operators will be here between November 21-29th trying to a run Multi-Multi station for the CQWW DX CW Contest. The callsign is yet to be determined (possibly some FP/homecall). Operators will be AC8W, K8DD, K8GL, K8MM and K8AQM. There will be activity before and after the contest on 160-10 meters and the WARC bands. QSL all callsigns via K8NA.
Paul/WN6K and Juan/W6NOW will be leaving for Panama from San Diego on August 31st. They expect to operate as HP1/WN6K (while on vacation) from September 1-13th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with an emphasis on the WARC CW bands. Also, they plan to be active in the All Asian SSB Contest (September 3-4th). Paul states they will be staying at a place on the Pacific Ocean side on the beach. W6NOW is from Panama but is also a new U.S. Ham, so his experience is limited.
AF-018. Giacomo, IH9GPI, and a team operators will be active as IH9GPI from Pantelleria Island (Africa Italy) during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IH9GPI.
AS-053. Cha, HS8KAY, will return to his home and work on Phuket Island until December 31st. He will be using a Kenwood TS-850S w/100 watts into a ground plane antenna.
AS-099. Operators Simon/IZ7ATN and Alessio/IZ0CKJ will activate Bozcaada Island sometime between August 16-20th. Callsigns will be TA0/IZ7ATN/p and TA0/IZ0CKJ/p. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters SSB; usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via IZ0CKJ, by the Bureau or direct.
AS-117. Look for 8J7STAR/7 to be active August 17th from Izushima Island (JIIA AS-117-New), Honsyu Coastal Island, Miyagi Prefecture. QSL via the JARL Bureau.
EU-045. Amedeo, IZ0FXW, will be active August 14-25th from Ponza Island (IIA LT-001, MIA MI-076) using the special Mediterraneo DX Club callsign, IB0MDC. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau. More information is available at:
EU-049. Nicos/SV2AYT, and George/SV2JJE will be active as SX8AYT from Limnos Island (MIA MG-065), August 16-26th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB. Suggested frequencies are: 3790, 7080, 14220, 18140, 21200, 28480 and 50120 kHz. QSL via SV2AYT (QRZ.com).
EU-120. Alan, G4NXG, will be active moblie on August 17th from The Holy Island of Lindisfarne (WAB Area NU04BER). Activity will be on 14260 and 7060 kHz between 1700-1900z. Alan mentions that if you require other bands, please let him know beforehand so he can take the extra whips with him. E-mail address is: email@example.com
EU-170. Marco, IK1ACX, plans to be active as 9A/IK1ACX from Pag Island (CIA CIA-32, MIA MC-282, IOCA CI-082, County LS) now through August 20th. Activity will be on HF, CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-186. Operators Simon/IZ7ATN and Alessio/IZ0CKJ will activate Gockeada Island sometime between August 16-20th. Callsigns will be TA0/IZ7ATN/p and TA0/IZ0CKJ/p. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters SSB; usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via IZ0CKJ, by the Bureau or direct.
Gaetano, IZ8GCB, plans to be active as IS0/IZ8GCB, August 18-29th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters. QSL via the bureau to his home callsign.
IZ4, ITALY (Red Cross Station)
Beginning in October, look for the first Italian Red Cross ham radio station to be activated using the callsign IZ4GQA. This station is managed by the Radiocommunications Technical Office for the Emilia Romagna region of the Italian Red Cross. Visit their Web for more information related to their work and activities, timetables and frequencies. You can also subscribe to a free newsletter to be promptly informed on IZ4GQA's radio activity. Web page is at:
KG4, GUATANAMO BAY
Bruce, W4OV, will be active as KG4OV, August 19-22nd. Activity will be on all bands 160-6 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
LIGHTHOUSE/LIGHTSHIP ACTIVITY..... (ILLW this weekend August 20-21st)
Look for 3Z1LH to be active from the Darlowo East Mole Lighthouse (ARLHS POL-003), August 18-22nd, during the World Wide Young Contester meeting. They will also participate in the International Lighthouse/ Lightship Weekend (August 20-21st). QSL via SP1KNM, direct or by the bureau.
Tommy, IZ7ECL, will be active as 9A/IZ7ECL/p from the following Croatian
lighthouses (in the EU-016 ITOA group) between now and August 26th:
Daksa (IOCA CI-165, MIA MC-065, WLH 9A-010, ARLHS CRO-037 and CLH-017)
Grebeni (CI-173, WLH 9A-018, ARLHS CRO-054, CLH-036)
Kolocep (CIA-18, CI-038, CRO-031, CLH-010)
Sipan (CIA-50, CI-122; CRO-173, CLH-167)
His activity will be mainly on 20 and 40 meters. QSL to his home callsign via the bureau.
Members of the Panama Canal Amateur Radio Association (PCARA) will activate Gatun Lighthouse (PAN-029), near the Gatun Locks, Panama Canal (Atlantic entrance), August 20-21st. They will use the special event callsign HP2GLT. Activity will be on all bands CW/SSB/PSK31. QSL via HP1IBF.
Look for the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse (USA-253) in Michigan to be activated in the ILLW (August 20-21sT), using the special 1x1 callsign K8E. Activity will be on HF/VHF, CW/SSB, FM Satellite and possibly HF digital. Collectors of ARLHS numbers can get credit for three upon request: Eagle Harbor Lighthouse USA-253, Front Range Light USA-254 and Rear Range Light USA-255. QSL via the bureau or direct to N8MR with #10 SASE. Web page is:
Look for Mariners's Memorial Lighthouse (USA-1223), located in River Rouge, Michigan, to be activated by members of the Motor City Radio Club during the ILLW (August 20-21st). The callsign will be W8MRM. Collectors of ARLHS numbers should take note as this may be the first known activation of this lighthouse. QSL via the bureau or direct to N8MR with #10 SASE. Web page is:
Members of the Bahía Blanca DX Group will activate 4 different light- houses simultaneously during the “2005 International Lighthouse/ Lightship Weekend” (ILLW). Lighthouses are:
- SAN JORGE Lighthouse (ARG-006), near Comodoro Rivadavia in Chubut Province.There will be no special callsigns to be used, just each operator´s personal callsign plus the identification of each province. In this case Recalada, Rincon and Baliza Chica will be identified as “LUxXXX/D” and San Jorge as “LUxXXX/W” as it is located in the province of Chubut. The contacts will be valid for the new “Litoral Atlantico Argentino” Lighthouses Certificate organized by BBDXG together with DX MISTONGO Group Tandil sponsored by Tandil Radio Club (LU2EE). ALL contacts will be confirmed via LU7DSY:
- RECALADA (ARG-009) in Monte Hermoso which will celebrate its 100th anniversary soon.
- BALIZA CHICA Lighthouse (ARG-083), at 30 Km. From Punta Alta and...
- EL RINCON Lighthouse (ARG-036) in the “Verde Peninsula” in Villarino County.
Claude, F5MCC, will activate at least five of the following Lighthouses of the Finistere Department, French Brittany, between August 20-23rd. Look for him to sign F5MCC/p. Activity will possibly be on 40-10 meters CW only. Bands will be determined by propagation. QSL direct to his home callsign with SAE (address on (QRZ.com)) or via the Bureau to his QSL Manager F3GJ. All of the following lighthouses count for the French Onshore Lighthouses Award (DPLF) as well as some other awards:
Point of Morgat Lighthouse, PB 104 Point of the Millier Lighthouse, PB 105 Point of Tourlinguet Lighthouse, PB 109 Point of Lervilly Lighthouse, PB 112 Keradec Lighthouse, PB 165 Audierne, Raoulic Jetty, Lighthouse, PB 276 Pors Poulhan Lighthouse, PB 277 Audierne Trescadec Lighthouse, PB 281
Look for Lars/SM6WPF, Tomas/SM6XMY, Rolf/SM6IQD and Rick/SM6YOU to be active from Långholmen Island, August 19-21st. They will also activate the Långholmen Range Front lighthouse (ARLHS SWE-444) during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (August 20-21st). Watch for updates at:
Operators Hakan/SM6EQO, Bjorn/SM6JOC, Magnus/SM6VFJ, Lasse/SM6ZBD, Loesaus/SM6ZBC and Gundhard/SA6AIF will be active as 7S6TL/LH from the lighthouse (ARLHS SWE-392, WW Loc. JO57UM) on Tristlarna (IOTA EU-043), between August 19-21st. They will be active during the Inter- national Lighthouse/Lightship weekend. They are also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Tristlarna Lighthouse. QSL via SK6GO (QRZ.com).
Operators Cliff/SV1JG, Markos/SV1MF, George/SV1AGK, Theodoros/SV1GRM, Sotirios/SV1HER, Ulukali/TA1FL and Soyhan/TA2IJ will activate Lighthouse Apolytares (WLH SV-011, ARLHS GRE-040, WLOTA 0298) for the first time ever on Antikythira Island (EU-113 and MIA MG-014), August 20-22nd. Their callsign will be SX8L. This is a joint effort between Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG) and Telsiz ve Radyo Amatorleri Cemiyeti (TRAC) members.
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators NP2B, WD4R, W4OV, W4DTA, W1RG, K9VV and possibly others will be active as NP2B during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Multi/? entry. QSL via NP2B.
Pierre Louis, F5NED, will be active as OD5/F5NED between August 16-25th. No other details were provided.
P5, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
No QSNs reported yet for Dave, KA2HTV, as P5/KA2HTV. There has been some PIRATED QSNs but nothing legit. He is expected to be there until August 23rd. QSL via KK5DO.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN
Ken, K7ZUM, will be active as PJ7/K7ZUM in the CQ Worldwide DX RTTY Contest (September 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K7ZUM. Ken informs OPDX that this real "quick" trip, just long enough for the RTTY contest: setup late Thursday and Friday, work contest, tear down after contest, leave Monday morning. Ken would have liked to have made it longer, but it did not work out that way. However, he will be back on the beach in November for the CQWW CW Contest with a Butternut vertical and a K2 at 100 watts.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
George, W8UVZ, informs OPDX that he has limited number of current style IRCs available for sale after doing some QSL work for XQ6ET. He states, "I usually like to sell in groups of ten for 1.10 USD each plus SASE to ship. Sale helps keep Bob, XQ6ET, going in Zone 12 with his modest station." George's E-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy, SP5XSD, reports that online logs and pictures of Wojtek, SP5MXZ's, June 20th to August 2nd activity from Tenerife Island (AF-004) are now available at:
JT1CD from Mongolia reports that Ebi, JT1BJ, has become a Silent Key (SK). His age was 44.
Look for special event station TM7VM to be active again between August 14-28th. Operations will be on HF and CW/SSB. Activity is to celebrate the opening of the Millau Viaduct (South France, which is said to be the highest one in the world). This viaduct is 343 meters above the ground at its highest part. A technical Web page about this viaduct (in English, Spanish and French), is available at:
September : No activity
October : October 22nd to November 5th. TM7VM will be in the CQWWDX SSB Contest.
November : November 20th to December 4th. TM7VM will be in the CQWWDX CW Contest.
December : The last activity of TM7VM will be scheduled from December 17-31st.
ADDED NOTE: The QSL cards are printed. All the direct cards for previous operations have been answered, and the first batch is ready to be mailed. The first batch of Bureau cards will be sent to the Ref-Union QSL Bureau when reopened in September.
Look for special event station PS113QB to be on the air on SSB, CW and the DIGITAL modes during the month of September. Activity is to commemorate the 113th anniversary of the Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão (LABRE RN) in the State of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil and its first President (1939), Sr. Jose Bezerra Marinho, ex-PY7QB. QSL via the bureau or direct to: Labre RN, Caixa Postal 251, 59010-970 Natal, RN, Brasil. For more information, contact: email@example.com
Kostas, SV1DPI, will be going here (EU-015) for his holidays from August 24th to September 3rd. He has requested the callsign SY9DPI. He will operate during his free time, mainly late in the evening (2000z) and early in the morning (0400-0600z). His plans are to operate mainly digital (RTTY and PSK31) but also CW and SSB. He will use a Kenwood 480SAT w/100w and a homemade vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign SV1DPI.
Luc, F6FVX, will be active as TY/F6FVX from Azové (in northwest Cotonou, Benin) now through September 6th. His bands and modes of activity were not provided, but he will be on HF with his TS-50 and dipole. He only speaks French.
V47, ST. KITTS
Just a reminder to look for Larry, KJ4UY, to be active this week as V47UY between August 19-26th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL direct to KJ4UY.
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