The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 822
August 20, 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, K3GV, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4UJ, N4AA & QRZ DX, WA4AA, W4UFO, K8YSE, KG8DP, DX-IS News Site, Pete's- DX-Newsdesk, DH8WR, DK8JB, DL2VFR, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, TA3YJ, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OH2BN, ON4BEN, RA4HT, RSGB IOTA, SM3CXS, TA1HZ, VA3QSL, VA3RJ & ICPO, YO2DFA and YV5EED for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th/August, through Sunday, 19th/August there were 208 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7O, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP6, VP8, VP8/g, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, 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).
Chris, G4HCL, was active on the air as 7O/G4HCL for a few days and hours. Apparently, Chris had written authorization from the Director of Communications at the government's run Sana’a International Airport (from where he was operating). Activity seemed only to happened on August 14th and 15th. Reports indicate that he was very weak in signal strength. Rumors state that he only worked one stateside station and a few UK, but several 9M6 stations.
8Q, MALDIVES (Update)
Andrew, G7COD, will be active for the third time from Embudu Island, Maldives (AS-013), as 8Q7AK from September 30th to October 12th. Activity will be mainly SSB with possibility of a little CW on the 30/20/17/15/12 meters. Suggested frequencies are: 14147, 18133, 21253 and 24953 kHz (+/- 10 kHz to allow for QRM). Times of operation will be every day from 0830-1030z and 1300-1515z. QSL either via the bureau or direct to G7COD. More detailed information is available under 8Q7AK on (QRZ.com).
9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Jim, N6TJ, will be active as 9Y4AA during the CQ World-Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VE3HO.
Operators Fredrick/KE7X and Tom/N6BT will be active from here between November 18-26th. Activity is planned for the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). Look for Fredrick to be active as C6AKX as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry, and Tom (callsign TBD) to be a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL both via WA4WTG.
Club members of the UBA section CRD (Radio Club Durnal) will be active as OT2B from "Terra Nova" on the citadel of Namur, September 8-9th. Activity will be on all HF bands, CW, SSB, Digital modes and possibly on the VHF bands. Reference number is NM-039 for the BCA (Belgian Castle Award). Visit the following link to get all information, photos and videos:
Jim, W7EJ, will be active as CN2R starting around November 19th and plans to be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL via W7EJ. See the station from CN2R at:
DXCC NEWS (Placing DXCC Plaque Orders)
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, states: "Just a reminder to those who achieve a level in DXCC and you wish to order a wall plaque that you do not have to wait to be listed in order to place your order. When submitting an application if you are sure you will achieve a level for which there is a plaque, you can place your order at the time of your application. (Years ago there was a requirement that you had to be listed before a plaque could be purchased, this is no longer the case). If you've already made a submission and felt you needed to wait for your achievement to be posted before placing your order, you can contact DXCC and we can add your order to your current submission. Send an E-mail to email@example.com or call (860)594-0234 or fax to (860)594-0346. Plaque order turnaround can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks, so if you plan to order a plaque for yourself, or, as a gift for a friend or Elmer, please get your order in early. The order form, along with current pricing, is located on the DXCC Web site at:
F, FRANCE (LH and IOTA Activity)
Claude, F5MCC, is expected to be active from some onshore lighthouses (for the PB award program) and possibly some islands (for the IOTA, DIFM, WLOTA and PB awards programs) in French Brittany, between now and August 25th. Activity will be on the HF bands from 80-10 meters, mainly on CW, and a little SSB.
yln, GW0ANA, is planning a "Micro-light" IOTA DXpedition to some Scottish Islands. He will be using a Kenwood TS50S into an inverted V with battery power from a solar panel. Activity will be SSB. He hopes to activate St. Kilda (EU-059) weather permitting, and also various islands in the Outer Hebrides Island Group (EU-010). Look for him to sign GM0ANA/p from August 18-28th. Gyln states, "I will be cruising these waters with friends on holiday and 'Ham Radio is secondary' but be sure I will try my hardest to activate as many as I can." QSL via GW0ANA.
AS-138. Vange, BD7KLO, will be active from Pingtan Island, August 23-26th. Callsign is not known. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
EU-016. Look for Marco, IZ3GNG, to be active as 9A/IZ3GNG from Brac Island (ACIA IC-657, CIA-04, IOCA CI-010, MIA MC-042), August 20-23rd. Activity will be on 40-6 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-017. Mauro, IK3SCB, plans to be active as IK3SCB/ID9 from Lipari Island (IIA ME-001, MIA MI-053), now through August 24th. QSL via the bureau.
EU-052. Gianni, IZ7FLP, will be active as SV8/IZ7FLP from Zakynthos Island between now and August 25th. QSL via his home callsign. Further information will be available at:
EU-088. Bernd, DL8AAV, will be active as OZ/DL8AAV/p from Laeso Island (NK-003 for the Danish Islands Award), September 17-29th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
EU-125. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OZ/DL2VFR from Romo Island, August 26th through September 1st. Activity will be mostly on CW with Big IR - Vertical (40-10m) using high power. On 40 and 30 meters, he will especially look for Japan/Far East and N. America stations between 1900-2200z. QSL via the bureau.
EU-176. Operators Jorgen/SM3CXS, Classe/SM3GSK, Staffan/SM3JGG, Sten/ SM3NXS and Anders/SM3XGV will activate Grimskar Island between 1700z, August 24th and 1200z, August 26th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. Callsigns to be used are SD3N and SG3U. QSL via the bureau or direct.
NA-062. Mark, KG8DP, will activate Grassey Key from the
NA-139. Jeff, VA3QSL, will be camping and be active on Chincoteague Island (NA-083, USI VA002S, WW Loc. FM27HW, Accomack County, Virginia), between August 27-31st. He will also activate Assateague Island (NA-139, USI VA024S, WW Loc. FM27HW, Accomack County, Virginia). Activity will be limited and vacation style on the usual IOTA frequencies. Look for him to sign VA3QSL/W4. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
NA-110. Sixteen members of the Tennessee Valley DX Association (TVDXA) will activate Folly Island, SC, using the callsign N4R. The island is part of the South Carolina State Group (SC-015s). N4R plans on being active about 2300z on Saturday, September 22nd and will go QRT sometime Saturday morning September 29th. The group will use 100 watt transceivers and plan to be active on 80-10 meters HF (SSB, CW and Digital) and 6 meters SSB and CW. Operators include: N4HL-Alan, WA4RMC-Barbarra, AD4F-Charlie, WA4NFO-Greg, W4KRY-Kathy, AB4GG-Kenny, WA4IVO-Larry, K0MAI-Lynn, K2NAN-Nancy, WA4AA-Paul, KB3PGU-Peter, K4VCM-Tom, W4FOA-Tony, and KI4MPK-Virginia, Others involved with this activation include Janet, XYL of N4HL and Janis, friend of KI4MPK. Please QSL via K4KWK direct (SASE) or via the Bureau. Additional information will be added to their Web site during and following the activation at:
NA-243. Johan, PA3EXX, will be active as OX/PA3EXX/p from Ratbone Island, in Greenland's Coastal Islands North East Group, between now and August 23rd. QSL direct or by the VERON Bureau.
OC-138. Nobi, JA1JCF, will be active as VK4JCF from Horn Island in Queensland, Australia, August 31st to September 2nd. Activity may be limited because he is there to sightsee, but look for him on 30/20/17 meters CW, if active. QSL via the JARL Bureau or direct. PLEASE NOTE: Cards should not be sent to the VK Bureau.
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Craig, AH8DX, will be active as KP2/AH8DX during the CQ World Wide DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via AH8DX.
NEW DX RESOURCE WEB PAGE
Paul, K4UJ, has created a new Web page that is "Wiki based and intended to be for community collaboration." On this page is a listing of each DXCC Entity, each entity has its own page that contains several informational areas. Paul states, "I am soliciting the amateur community for assistance in filling in the information. I have provided an example to show how I would like for each to look. Within each entry you will be able to understand its history, the current DXCC status, challenges with obtaining permission to activate, the IOTA reference, a list of all previous DXpeditions, links to other sites that contain pertinent information.
For those of you that have used www.wikipedia.com, it is the same software they use and will have the same look and feel. Please do not post copyrighted material unless you have written permission to reproduce it and can provide it. Please include links to the external sites as well. In order to contribute all you have to do is click on the entity and click 'Edit' at the top of the page. It would be really nice if you registered on the site so that your edits are attached to a login. This will allow for us to send you an update if the information you provide is disputed or is changed." Take a look at the Web page at:
NEW WAP WEB PAGE
Gianni, I1HYW, wants to inform OPDX readers that the WAP's (Worldwide Antarctic Program) Web site has moved to:
"There are a lot of features on this Antarctic Web site which is fully dedicated to Hams and Chasers. The WAP Antarctic QSL Gallery contains nearly 1000 QSLs including a special album of historical cards dated from 1945 to 1960 (before the Antarctic Treaty). The WAP Awards and a Gallery of the most important Antarctic Awards worldwide is waiting your visits. You will find a free download of the WAP Directory, a 40 pages book with the list of Bases huts and Antarctic sites, a useful tool for those wishing to play DX with this part of the world. The 5th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) will be celebrated next February 18-24th, 2008. OMs wishing to join with their special callsigns are requested to check the list of the first ones already booked. Pay a visit and enjoy it,...... 73 Gianni I1HYW"OJ0B - MARKET REEF DXPEDITION STUCK IN STORM (Thursday, August 16, 2007)
Everything is OK and the team remains in good spirits. A lot of U.S. contacts were made on 80M last night, and we continue checking the low bands. One FT1000 got burnt due to close proximity of the low-band antenns...... Martti, OH2BH for the OJ9B team."
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL ROUTES by Johannes, DK8JB:
3Z1TSR via SP1PBT CT7GIL via CS1AAM 6I2GAG via XE2GAG DK2007EKT via DJ6SI 9Z4GFB directAn online log search is now available for the recent 1A0KM (2007) operation at:
GOLIST QSL MANAGER DATABASE HELP NEEDED. John, K1XN, from the GoList informs: "During my QSL Manager confirmation process, I have accum- alated a list of QSL Managers for which I could not find a published E-mail address, or the E-mail address that I found is not valid and bounces mail. Listed below are some of those QSL Managers that I am having problems with. I hope that maybe they will read this message and take the time to update their E-mail address on (QRZ.com) or send them to me direct at: firstname.lastname@example.org "
G0DEZ G0HHF G1GSN G3KHZ G3STD G4LAD G4UAV GM0IFM G0GDU G0ITX G1NZO G3RWF G4DIY G4LJF G4WTD GM4JLZ G0HFX G0OAB G3IAF G3SEJ G4ERP G4RFV GI2BXYM1907FB QSL STATUS. Nilay, TA3YJ, reports that the YM1907FB QSL cards have been sent direct on August 14th. A special postal stamps was added to commemorate 100th anniversary of the Fenerbahce Sports Club's, as well as information about the club, was sent with all direct QSL cards. You can find a sample of the stamp at:
QSLS VIA LOTW: 3XY7C, BS7H, HZ1SK, NA8O/AH0, PJ2/G3TXF, RZ0AF, V5/DJ4SO, V73RY and VP9I
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B7SP, 5H3EE, 5Z4/IK4ALM, 9A2AA/p, 9J2BO, BS7H, IU0IPY, N8S, NJ4DU, OA4/DL5YWM, OY/PA3BAG, PZ5RA, TR8CA, VP2MFF and VP8/LZ1UQ
R100, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event)
Look for special event stations R100AK and R100IF to be active until the end of the year. These special callsigns are to recognize the 100th anniversary of Alexander Kamalagin's, UA4IF, birthday. Alexander was HAM radio veteran since 1929; a famous contester, DXer and radio expert. QSL Manager for both callsigns is RW4HB. Bureau QSL is OK. For direct QSLs, send to: Serge Golobokov, OP.O.Box 37, Samara 443099, Russia. There is an Alexander Kamalagin, UA4IF, Memory Award; see the Web at:
OPDX was informed that Henry Elwell, N4UH (N4 "Uncle Henry"), 88, of Cleveland, NC, became a Silent Key (SK) on August 4th of an apparent hear attack. Enjoying ham radio since the age of 14, he was member of ARRL (Life Member), QCWA, Rowan A.R.S., and Carolina DX Assn. His daughter, Barbara Elwell, may be contacted via E-mail at: email@example.com ADDITIONAL NOTE: By agreement with the family, W4UFO Nobby Mills ((QRZ.com) for direct or via bureau OK) has Uncle Henry's, N4UH, logs and QSL cards for those who need a QSO confirmed.
Dean, G0RIF, will be active as SV5/G0RIF on the Island of Rhodes (EU-001) for the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as Low-Power entry. Activity outside of the contest will be holiday style 20 and 17 meters. QSL via G0RIF.
Esa, OH7WV, will be active as T88WV during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Look for casual activity +/- one to two days before and after the contest. QSL via OH7WV, direct or by the bureau.
TC25, TURKEY (Special Event)
Look for special event station TC25SG to be on the air again between August 27-30th, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the foundation of Turkish Coast Guard Command (Sahil Guvenlik). Look for Leonardo/TA1FR, Tevfik/TA1HZ and Bekir/TA2RX to be the operators and to be active from some part of the Marmara Straits Area Command's Coast Guard vessels. Activity will be on 40/20/17 meters SSB. Detailed info is available on (QRZ.com). QSL direct via TA1HZ or via TA QSL Bureau.
TI9, COCOS ISLAND (NA-012)
Andy, DH8WR/EA2CRX, informs OPDX that he is still looking for operators for a DXpedition to Cocos Island to take place in February 2008 for 6 days. Details are available at:
TM0-TM9, FRANCE (Special Event)
Look for several stations to be active between September 7th and October 20th to celebrate the World Rugby Association Championship in France and the U.K. Four different levels and awards will be available. Details about the awards are available at:
TM0RWC - September 7-8th, 13-14th, 20-21st and October 6-7th, 12-14th and 18-20th.UU7, UKRAINE
TM1RWC - September 8-10th and 18-20th, September 27th-October 1st and October 18-20th.
TM2RWC - September 8-10th, 14-16th and September 24th-October 1st.
TM3RWC - September 7-10th and 17-29th.
TM4RWC - September 7-20th.
TM5RWC - September 7-9th, 11-12th, 21-22nd, September 30th-October 2nd and October 5-9th.
TM6RWC - September 11-17th, 21-24th and September 30th-October 2nd.
TM7RWC - September 8-11th and 20-29th.
TM8RWC - September 8-12th and September 25th-October 3rd.
TM9RWC - September 11-17th and 23-29th.
Alfons, DJ8VC, will be here between August 23rd and September 8th. He plans to be active as V5/DJ8VC. Activity will be on 160-10 meters on CW/SSB. Alfons will be using Martin's, V51W, radio shack and has the choice between wires, a rhombic and several yagi antennas. Look for him to join other V5 operators on September 1-2nd and be active as V55V/p in the IARU Region 1 SSB Field Day Contest. Alfons also plans to take part in the WAE SSB Contest (September 8-9th) at the end of his operation. QSL cards for V5/DJ8VC and V55V/p (ONLY for this Field Day) will be confirmed by Alfons after his return home.
VY2, PEI, CANADA
George, K3GV, will be active between September 2-15th 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.
WHAT IS LEFT?
The witty Susan, W7KFI, 73 year old grandmother and Skipper of the USSV Dharma, waiting to sail to Johnston Island, informs OPDX this past week (on Thursday):
"Well, I guess this is it. Hawaii has a huge fire, and in the last few days, earthquake, hurricane, and now the 7.5 earthquake in Peru gives us a Tsunami...it is supposed to arrive at 2:14AM. Only thing left is a strike by meteor. Although the seas are really daunting out there, the hurricane is directly south of us, I am putting out to sea, the only way to survive an Tsumani...if at 9pm they are still predicting it, I will go to sea...hope I survive, .... Bye all".YO DX CONTEST
Members of the Grupo DX Caracas are organizing the first ever DXpedition/Trek to Triple Point, Mount Roraima, Venezuela, frontier landmark between Venezuela, Guyana and Brasil. Look for special event station YW6R to be active thr 3rd and 4th week of December, on HF and VHF. The Grupo DX Caracas DXpedition is open to all the radio amateurs of Venezuela and abroad, their families and friends, who wish to share a different adventure to the marvelous world of Venezuelan nature at the Gran Sabana. It will a non-forgetable experience. Complete details are available on the Web at:
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