The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 813
June 18, 2007
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, K3UK, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX,
N4AA & QRZ DX, KG6ZWD, W7KFI, K8YSE, N8DX, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 4X1VF,
CX4CR, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, PY1NEZ, RSGB IOTA and VA3RJ
& ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th/June, through Sunday, 17th/June there were 208 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B7, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, 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, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD9, 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).
3B7, ST. BRANDON ISLANDS (DXpedition Update)
DXpedition leader, Witek, SP9MRO, and his team continue to be very active from St. Brandon Island until June 20th. Meanwhile, online logs are now available on the Web site as well as a daily diary by Wojtek, SP5BFX. QSL via SP9SX. For more details and updates, visit the 3B6SP Web page at:
4X7, ISRAEL (IOTA Op)
Members of the Holyland DX Group will be active as 4X7AZ from Akhziv Island (AS-100, MIA MIR-001) between 0700z July 28th and 1200z July 29th. Operators mentioned are: Mark/4Z4KX, Ros/ 4Z5LA, Yuli/4X6HP, Reuven/4Z5FI and Jan/4X1VF. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, CW and SSB. They plan to have two stations on the air. Look for 4X7AZ to participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via 4Z5LA. For more information, including a log search, visit the following Web page at:
Sigi, DL7DF, will be leading a team of operators to East Africa to be active as 9U0A between late evening (local time) September 26th and October 9th (noon local time). Operators mentioned are: Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF and XYL Sabine, Jan/DL7UFN, Frank/DL7UFR and Leszek/SP3DOI. Activity will be on on 160-6 meters on CW and SSB. One station will be exclusive on RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. There will be a special emphasis on the lower bands and digital modes. Pilot station for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. The QSL route is via DL7DF, either by the German QSL Bureau (DARC) or direct to: Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, D-12621 Berlin, Germany. More info, plus an online log as well as updates during the their DXpedition will be available via the Web page at:
Vladimir, UA4WHX, continues to be active as 9X0VB from Kigali and states he will probably be around there for a while.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, announced that the DXCC staff and approved card checkers will be checking cards in Germany for Ham Radio Friedrichshafen during all operating hours of the convention June 22, 23 and 24, 2007. There is a 120 card limit per applicant. Larger applications may be checked as time is available after all other applications are finished. PLEASE READ the important information listed on the DXCC Dialog Weblog page before attending at:
On their way to Friedricshafen, operators Gerard/ F2JD, Davy/F5JY, Alan/F6BFH and Robert/N6OX will be active from here as HB0/homecall from June 19-22nd. They will be on CW and SSB, and the HF bands plus possibly 6m.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Dave, NA6DF, is expected to be active as NA6DF/HI7 from Punta Cana until June 23rd. Activity will be holiday style and QRP with most of the operations on 20-10 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
HP2, PANAMA (IOTA Op)
Members of the Uruguay DX Group plan to activate Wichubwala Island in the San Blas Province Group (NA-170) between June 22-28th. The operators mentioned are: Mario/CX4CR, Bert/CX3AN and Gus/ CX2AM. Look for them to sign HP2/homecall. Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW, SSB and the digital modes. QSL via CX2AM. For more info, please visit their Web page at:
EU-060. (Update) Members of the White Tower DX team will be active from Skyros Island (MIA MG-115, WLOTA LH-2002) between now and June 22nd. Operators mentioned are: Peter/SV0XAW, Giannis/SV2FPU (WTDX Team Leader), Babis/SV2HNZ, Christos/ SV2HOB, Nikos/SV2HPP, Giannis/SV2HPY, Paul/SV2HRT and Dimitris/SV2HSV. The DXpedition team will be using the special callsign SY8WT. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via SV2HPP. For more details on this DXpedition and a list of frequenncies, visit the White Tower DX Team Web page at:
EU-102. Operators Albert/UA1PBU and Mike/UA1QV will be active as UE1RFF/1 from an island in the Pechorskoye Sea Coast Centre Group, June 21-24th. QSL via UA1RJ, direct or by the bureau. This island is also in the Nenetskiy State Nature Reserve and counts for RFF-61 for the Russian Flora Fauna Award; information is available at:
EU-138. Bernd, DL8AAV, will be active as SD1B/7 from Aspo Island between June 18th and July 1st. Activity will be on all HF bands, but SSB only. QSL via his home callsign.
NA-128. Operators Igor/VE3ZF, Alex/VE3KF and Nick/VE3FJ will be active as VE2IDX from Orleans Island (QC-007 for the Canadian Islands Award) hopefully before sunset on June 29th. Activity will be for a couple of days, but their main goal is to participate in the RAC's 2007 Canada Day Contest (July 1st). For details on the rules for this contest, go to:
NA-140. Operators Steve/NY3A and John/N3DRA will be active from James Islands (Dorchester County, Maryland) as NY3A during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). With this activity they plan to qualify James Island (in the Chesapeake Bay) for the United States Island Award as reference number USI MD-011. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via NY3A.
SA-077. Brazilian operators Carl/PU1NEZ, Charles/PU1UZH, Tony/ PY1AAV, Vieira/PY1LVF, Flavio/PY1NDK, Lima/PY1NEZ and Rick/ PY1VOY will be active as PY1ERR/p and possibly as homecall/p from Santana Island (ARLHS BRA-062 and WLOTA-0714), July 12-15th. Operations will be on the usual DX, LH and IOTA frequencies, 80-10 meters, CW and SSB. Activity is in conjunction with the Cultural Center of Scout Movement of Brazil (CCME) in association with the Rio de Janeiro Branch of Brazilian Boy Scout Association (UEB - PY1ERR) as a Scouting Movement Centenary celebration event. QSL Manager is PY1NEZ; either direct or by the Bureau.
KD8, UNITED STATES (USI Op)
Operators Dan/KD8DFD and Renice/KD8DWU will attempt to qualify Duck Island (USI MD-030, Washington County, Maryland) in the Potomac River for the first time on July 28th. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters, mostly SSB, plus 2 meters. QSL via the USI eQSL or the callbook address.
KH3, JOHNSTON ISLAND (Delay and Update)
Skipper of the USSV Dharma, Susan Meckley, W7KFI, informed OPDX that she had to return to Honolulu (while enroute to Johnston Island) because of a bad toothache. She stated that it was unbearable, but was glad that she was able to turn around and go back to Honolulu to visit an oral surgeon. Susan will again attempt her trip to Johnston Island in less than two weeks. It will take about a week to travel there. Susan likes to operate and prefer the CW mode (she states
"I can get many more QSOs in"); usually 36 kHz up from the bottom of the band (14036, 7036, etc.). She will also operate SSB (ex. 14236 kHz), but can operate most anything upon request. Susan told OPDX that "I have been an active steady since 1952 and will only answer those stations using ENTIRE callsign....three letters are illegal. Might be old and old cranky sailor lady, however at almost 73 (ed. not 70 as first thought), I think I am allowed. Anyway, I am appalled at the lack of common courtesy on the bands anymore.....I don't have that many years left, but I will operate in the 1952 mode......Remember....Life is sexually transmitted."OPDX would like to wish Susan a speedy recovery. Also, once Susan starts traveling again and becomes active, she would like to hear from you as to where to go next in the area she is in. She would like to visit rare DX spots over next 3 years in the South Pacific.
KP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099)
Pietro, IT9OPR, will be active from here between now and June 28th. Activity will be holiday style from the QTH of Flavio, KP4AWX, as well as mobile operation with Pedro, WP4CCQ.
P4, ARUBA (SA-036)
John, W2GD, will be active as P40W during the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 14-15th), CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) and CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). All will be Single-Op/All-Band entries. QSL all activities via N2MM. Logs will probably be loaded on LoTW upon his return to USA.
PC650, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Look for special event station PC650EDAM to be active starting June 19th through July 1st. Activity will be by several operators to celebrate the town Edam's 650th anniversary. QSL via PD3BL. An award is available; see information on the Web page:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL routes provided by Johannes, DK8JB:
2E0WHG via M3WHG 8S8TBS via SM0LQB
3Z100S via SP6ZDA 9H1SP direct
7S7Y via SM7VZJ A92FF direct
4U QSLs AVAILABLE AT HAMRADIO 2007 (in Friedrichshafen). QSLs for the
4U stations for QSOs made after 1985 will be available at the Swiss
DX Foundation (SDXF) booth at the "HAMRADIO 2007" in Friedrichshafen,
on Friday/Saturday, June 22-23rd. Bring your QSO data with you and
please observe the working hours of the QSL Manager which will be
published/listed at the booth. The QSL Manager will confirm the
4U1ITU and 4U1WRC QSL cards only if your QSO is in the 4U1ITU online
AH8DX BUREAU QSLS. OPDX has been advised that QSL cards that go to Craig, AH8DX, via the ARRL 8th District QSL Bureau are being thrown out. Jack, N8DX, who helps sort cards at the 8th area Bureau, reports that AH8DX no longer accepts cards via the W8 Bureau. This is from Geary, KG8DH, who handles the 8th area "D" segment for the QSL Bureau. About half of the cards in the "D" bins are for 8R1EA via AH8DX. So please don't waste your time and your QSL cards sending via the Bureau to AH8DX.
QSLS VIA LOTW: E51QMA, E51TUG, DJ2BW, OE2S, PY7RP, RN3QO, SP1NY, PY7RP and VP2ERV
QSLS RECEIVE VIA MAIL: 1A4A, 3D2TZ, 7O1YGF, 7Q7AM, 9Q1TB, 9U0X, A41LD, FP/K8MM, IA0IPY, JA7QVK/DU7, JJ8DEN/JD1, KH8/AI4VU, N8S, OX60AD, SV2ASP/A, TA2BK, TG9ANF, TL8QC, VU7RG, XT2C, ZK2PR, ZL7/KH0PR and ZM8CW
Art, KG6ZWD, will be active as SV1/KG6ZWD/P, July 11-15th and 24-25th from Nea Makri, Attica, Greece. He mentions that he will also be active as SV8/KG6ZWD/P from the Greek Aegean Island of Andros (IOTA EU-067), July 17-23. Activity will be limited because he is on vacation, but look for him on SSB and PSK31 on 40-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign, either direct, ARRL Bureau or eQSL.
WAS SPOTTING/SCHEDULING WEB PAGE
Andy, K3UK, has added an interesting Web site for individuals who are trying to earn their WAS. The Web site is called "The K3UK Worked All States Interactive Sked Page". The site is used for arranging QSOs for WAS . Andy states, "Feel free to post your operating frequency or the state you are looking for. Any modes, any bands."
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