The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 831
November 5, 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, KP2HC, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZLE, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4OI, KH6BZF, K7WA, K8YSE, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DJ8NK, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, F5PFP, G4EDG, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, JI5RPT, JI6KVR & IOTA-JA News, OH2YY, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VE3EXY, VA3RJ & ICPO and YT1HA for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 28th-October, through Sunday, 4th-November there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 1A, 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK2, ZL, ZL7, 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).
3B8, MAURITIUS (AF-049)
Remember to look for Ronnie, SM7DKF, to be active this week as 3B8/SM7DKF between November 8-24th. This will be a holiday style operation with activity on the usual IOTA frequencies, mostly SSB and perhaps digital modes. QSL direct to his home callsign (see (QRZ.com). For more details, visit:
Members of the radio club "Federacion Mexicana de Radio Experimentadores" (FMRE) will activate Socorro Island (NA-030, WLOTA LH-2941, WW Loc. DK48MS) in the Revillagigedo (XF4) Island group, between November 15th and December 17th. They will use the callsign 6E4LM. Their activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of FMRE. Team members will include Carlos/XE1YK, Manuel/XE1VVD, Eduardo/XE2YW and Daniel/XE3RBA. Look for activity to be on 160-10 meters plus 6 and 2 meters, and 70cm, with operations on CW, SSB, digital modes and the satellites. The operators will focus on 160m and 6m, where they feel XF4 is mostly needed. QSL direct to XE2K: Jose Hector Garcia M., P. O. Box 73, El Centro, CA., 92244-0073, USA. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW after all direct QSLs have been sent. More information can be found at:
6Y, JAMAICA (Ops Needed!)
Operators Dave/KY1V, Tony/W4OI and possibly others will be active as 6Y1V during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) possibly as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. Tony states that they are looking for one or two good experienced CW ops to join them. QSL via OH3RB. For more details, E-mail Dave, KY1V, at: email@example.com
Members of the Bou Saada ARC (7X5VRK) of Bou Saada will activate 7W53N during the month of November to commemorate the 53th anniversary of the beginning of the National Algerian Revolution. QSL via 7X5VRK.
Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via NN1N.
9M6 & 9M0, EAST MALAYSIA ANDSPRATLY ISLANDS (Asian Tour Update)
Ed, N1UR, who was recently active from Bhutan as A52UR, will be active as 9M6AAC from the Hillview Gardens ARC station in East Malaysia for the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via N2OO. He also plans to be active from the Spratly Islands (9M0) between March 22-30th. A callsign has not yet been assigned, but activity will be on CW/SSB on 160-10 meters. QSL via K2RET. Ed now has a Web site set up for his Spratly operation at:
Bill, NM7H (aka G0MKT and YI9WF), is expected to be active as A7/G0MKT, possibly by the time you read this, and he will be here until January 5th (2008). Activity will be primarily CW with some PSK and some SSB on 40-10 meters. He may even be on 6 meters if the band opens up. QSL via NM7H, direct or by the bureau.
AH0/KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Update)
Operators Koya/JI5RPT and Toru/JI5USJ will be active as AH0V and KH0/JI5USJ from Saipan, January 10-14th (2008). Activity will be on 80-6 meters, also 60m for USA, the satellites, CW, SSB and Digital modes. Operations will be from Saipan Rental Shack. Koya states, "I'll try to operate on 60m. If you want a SKED on 60m band, please E-mail me." His E-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
QSL AH0V via JI5RPT and KH0/JI5USJ via JI5USJ. ADDED NOTE: Visit JI5RPT's
AO5, SPAIN (Polar Ship Update)
A group of Spainish (EA5s) operators who were scheduled to operate on board the polar research ship "Hesperides" this past weekend had to postpone their activity until this coming weekend (November 10-11th). The ship is now in a dry dock for technical checking. The operation will use the callsign AO5URD. This activity will be valid for the Antarctic Challenge as a polar ship.
E5/S, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Operators George/K5KG and Ron/KK9K will be active as E51MMM and E51NNN, respectively, from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) in the South Cook Islands group, November 12th through December 1st. They plan to concentrate heavily on 160/80 meters. All QSL requests should go to K5KG.
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS (AF-004)
Operator Slavo, SP2JMB, will be active as EA8/SP2JMB from November 7-12th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via SP2JMB, direct or by the Bureau.
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS (AF-004)
Operators Valery/RD3AF, Alex/RZ3AZ, Yuri/ RA9JR and Yuri/UA9AM will be active as EF8M during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th), as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via RX3DU (QRZ.com).
FR, REUNION ISLAND (Also Mauritius)
Pekka, OH2YY, will be active as FR/OH2YY from Reunion Island between November 12-15th. He will also be active from Mauritius as 3B8/OH2YY between November 16-22nd. Pekka tells OPDX that he will be operating on 40-10 meters SSB using 100 watts into vertical/dipole antennas. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau or direct to his home address.
Look for the "Hungarian Traveling Amateur Radio Team" to be active from here again between November 6-14th. Operators will be Laci/HA0HW, Tomi/HA4DX and Geza/HA4XG. They will operate from Masescha (JN47SD, 1350 m ASL) as HB0/homecall. Activity will be on the HF bands, CW, SSB, maybe some digital modes plus 2m on tropo and MS. Their main focus will be on 160 and 80 meters using an Inverted-L antennas and amplifiers. On other bands they will use DunaX gps. QSL via HA Bureau is "OK" or direct via the operator's (QRZ.com) address.
EU-171. Klaus, DK9LO, will be active as OZ/DK9LO from Vendsyssel-Thy/ Nordjylland (NJ-001 for the Danish Islands Award), November 3-16th. Look for activity around the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the bureau or e-QSL.
OC-203. Steve, G4EDG, will be active from Stewart Island as ZL4/G4EDG (or possibly his own ZL callsign by the time the operation starts), November 5-7th. Activity will be on 40-17 meters CW only. QSL direct only to his home callsign. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW ASAP.
OC-144. Operator Hotang, YC0IEM, will be active from Bangka Island between November 18th and December 5th. No info on bands/modes was provided. QSL via IZ8CCW.
OC-186. OP CANCELLED! Adhi, YB3MM, who was scheduled to be active from Karimunjawa Island during the weekend of the CQ WW DX SSB Contest, had to cancel due to a transceiver problem. Look for him to try it again during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). He will sign as YB3MM/2. QSL via IZ8CCW.
J5, GUINEA BISSAU (Update)
The "F6KOP TEAM" is planning a DXpedition to Guinea Bissau on Bubaque Island (AF-020 and WLOTA 1145) between January 11-21st (2008). Their callsign will be J5C. This is the same group that was active as XT2C from Burkina Faso. They hope to be able to use all their skills and experiences gained from the past XT2C operation as well as being active on as many bands as possible simultaneously. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, but the team will focus on the lower bands 160-40m). There will be no 6 meters because this band is not allowed in J5-land. Modes will be mainly CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, PSK63 and MFSK16. As usual, they will try to make contacts on SSTV at the end of the DXpedition. Among their goals is to accomplish the first ever QSO between Japan (JA) and Guinea Bissau (J5) on 160m.
The group will also dedicate this J5C DXpedition in memory of their beloved friend Gilles Simeon, F5PVF, past President of F6KOP ARC, who became a Silent Key in September (2007). The J5C team consists of: Frank/F4AJQ (Team leader), Gerard/F2JD, Gerard/F2VX, Pascal/F5JSD, Mathieu/F5PED, Frank/F5TVG, John/F5VHQ, Serge/ F6AML, Jean-Paul/F8BJI, Romain/F8BUI, Benoit/F8PDR, Michel/FM5CD, Bernard/ F9IE, Dieter/OE8KDK, Bill/N2WB and Bob/N6OX. The QSL route are via Franck, F5TVG (address correct in all of the major International and French Callbooks). The "F6KOP TEAM" is looking for sponsors and donations for this DXpedition. More details about this operation is available on the J5C Web site at:
J7, DOMINICA (NA-101)
Operators Harald/DL5HAQ, Manfred/DK6HA and Siegfried/DL3HBZ will be active as J75/DK0RZ, November 4-17th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via DK0RZ (QRZ.com).
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Operators Ann/KP2YL and Brian/KP2HC, who have relocated from St. Croix to California, will visit the island November 15-23rd. Expect to hear them throughout the week on HF SSB and CW. Brian will monitor 6m and take full advantage of any openings on that band. Ann will take part in a Multi-op effort for ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone with Bill/W2UDT and John/NP2B from the NP2B contest station. For those who have wondered, Brian advises that Ann has recovered nicely from her back surgery, and she is very excited about returning to the air from KP2. QSL both Ann and Brian direct only via their California address. QSL the NP2B contest operation via NP2B.
Members of the Vestfold Contest Club (LA3Z) of Stavern will be active as LN3Z during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th), as a Milti-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Harald/LA5UF, Paul/LA6YEA, Jon/LA8HGA and Tom/LA9GX. QSL via LA9VDA, direct or by the bureau. Bureau QSL cards can also be requested by E-mail to: la9vda2003-at-yahoo.no
MD, ISLE OF MAN (EU-116)
Operators Rosel/DL3KWR and Hardy/DL3KWF will be on holiday here between November 17-30th. Look for them to sign MD/homecall and be active "after Tea Time" mainly on CW and the WARC bands. Hardy plans to work on RTTY and PSK31. Also, look for activity during the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSLs via their home callsigns. QSLs may also be requested via E-mail to: email@example.com -or- firstname.lastname@example.org Also, check their Web page at:
PA20, NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Remember to look for members of the Netherlands Airforce Radio Amateur Society (NAFRAS - PI4NAF) to be active as PA20NARAS between now and November 19th. Activity will be on HF and VHF. This activity is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Society.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Members of the Caribbean Contesting Consortium (CCC) will activate Signal Point Station on Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942) as PJ2/homecall, November 20-26th. Operators mentioned are Geoff/W0CG, Jeff/K8ND, Jim/W0NB, Jim/W8WTS, Gerry/G0RTN and possibly others. Their main goal is the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th), as a Multi-2 entry using the callsign PJ2T. QSL PJ2T via N9AG. QSL all others via their home callsigns. ADDED NOTE: Operators Jeff/K8ND and Jim/W8WTS will stay on until December 3rd. They will also be active in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (November 30th-December 2nd) as a Multi-? entry using the callsign PJ2T. Also QSL PJ2T via N9AG.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Jerry, WB9Z, will be active as PJ2/WB9Z from Signal Point, Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942), December 12-25th. Activity will be holiday style on all bands. QSL via his home callsign.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL ROUTES by Johannes/DK8JB:
TM3OSV via F5JEG UZ1H via UZ1HZ UE9WFJ via RX9WN YU3A via YT7TY UR4Z via UY0ZGQSL CORRECTION. In last week's CQWW DX SSB Contest listing the QSL info for 5Z4/YT1CS was incorrect. The QSL route should be "via YT1CS direct only to his address on QRZ.com" (not YT1HA).
QSL AH6XX via the QSL Manager K2WR: Richard (Rich) Gelber, 205 West End Avenue, Apt 17E, NYC, NY, 10023.
Nenad, VE3EXY, QSL Manager for C31LJ, states he has the log for last week's CQWW SSB Contest. He has cards and is waiting to receive yours.
Mike, KA2AEV, has announced this past week that the log for the recent V26B CQWW SSB operation has been uploaded to the LOTW system.
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: email@example.com "
VA3CCO VR2HKS W4IX W7GG WA6GER WI4K YO9XC ZL4OZ VA6TNY VU2TTC W4LFK W7MP WA7WOC WJ5DX YT1CS ZS6AEC VE1AI VU3MKE W4RHS W7RR WA8LOW WK4L YU1BM ZS6ANL VE1NB W0IZ W4VBQ W7VOA WA9CCQ WK6C YU1JW ZS6CKB VE1RGB W0NB W4VN W8FV WA9VGY WP4AYR YU7BPQ ZS6EW VE3EL W0OR W5ACP W8KKF WB2MSH WV7Y YU7FIJ VE3JAQ W0YDB W5ASP W9ARV WB2OQY WW1V YU7GMN VE3MR W1AIM W5BOU W9GW WB2TSL WX9U YV2BYT VE5ZX W2BZR W5PB W9IU WB4UBS XE1MD YV5AJ VE6BF W2GJ W5PF W9NUF WB6JZY XE2YW YV5AMH VE7AXU W3DQT W5PL W9RB WB7B YB0AJR YV5ARV VE7SV W3HQ W5STI WA1ECA WB8HWO YB0BAQ Z31ET VK3DWA W3MC W5VTS WA1UKN WB8XX YB0ECT Z32AU VK3ZGW W3TEF W6JXV WA2AUF WB8YUC YB1BOD ZD7BG VK6VZ W3WKP W6VNR WA2DWE WB9UXR YB3CN ZD8TM VK8FR W4BYG W6YLL WA4DRU WC5P YD0NQW ZL1BRS VK9NL W4CCJ W7AXY WA4FFW WD6GFF YL2UZ ZL1RS VO1AU W4CK W7BO WA4QMQ WD8IXE YL3AF ZL1UFB VO1MRC W4IBS W7DN WA4WPO WE2K YO2KJW ZL2HE VP8ON W4ITA W7EF WA5BON WH6T YO3GK ZL2UWQSLS VIA LOTW: 9Q1EK, 9Q1TB, E21EIC, KH8SI(2006), V26B and ZP6CW
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B7SP, 9M2/PG5M, B7P, BO0K, BU2AI, BV50CRA, BV9G, CQ4IPY, D69XC, DL7ARY/mm, DP0MSM, FK/FO5RK, GJ3YHU, HV0A, IA8IPY, IR8IPY, N8S, OA4/N6XQ, RA0LV, R1FJT, T30R, UA0IDZ/p, VP8NO, ZC4LI and ZK3RE
TI9, COCOS ISLAND
A international group of operators will activate Isla del Coco (NA-012) between February 5th or 6-15th. They will use the callsign TI9K. They plan to have 3-4 stations on 160-6 meters (plus 60m). Modes will be CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly PSK31. Organizer is Gunter/TI7WGI. Operators mentioned are: Oscar/EA1DR, Carlos/EA1IR, Andy/DH8WR/EA2CRX (co-organizer), Baldur/DJ6SI, Norbert/DJ7JC, Guenter/DL2AWG, San/K5YY, Carlos/TI2KAC and Anthony/W4OI/HK1AR. QSL via EA2CRX, direct or by the bureau. For more information, visit the Web page at:
TX5, CLIPPERTON ISLAND (Update/Press Release)
The following is a press release from Jay, K4ZLE: "Clipperton 2008 -- This press release formally announces the 2008 DXpedition to Clipperton Island. The DXpedition will be led by N6OX with N7CQQ and K4SV as the management team. The goal is to make 100,000+ contacts, including working as many European, Mediterranean and African stations where Clipperton is high on the most wanted list. Departure date is February 28, 2008, arriving on Clipperton on March 4+-. The team plans to operate 12 to 14 days, depending on conditions, using the call TX5C.
Currently Clipperton is ranked 35th on the most needed countries list worldwide. The team of 22 or so amateur operators look forward to meeting or exceeding the performance expectations of modern DXpeditions. In addition to the ham activities, there will be a series of scientific studies done by the team.
*Clipperton Island (French: Īle de Clipperton and as the real French name Īle de la Passion) is a nine-square-kilometer coral atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, southwest of Mexico and west of Costa Rica, at 10°18?N, 109°13?W. It has no permanent inhabitants. It is an overseas possession of France administered by the Minister of Overseas France.*More information about this expedition, including details of the scientific studies, ways you can help support this expedition financially, bios on the operators, a sponsor list and history of this DXCC entity can be found at the team's web site:
Dave, WJ2O, will be active as V31DF during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via WJ2O.
Operators JA1OZK, JA1CGC, JA1OHP, JF1TAB, JH1FUD, JL1LOW, JQ2IQW and JK1DRM will be active as VK4AHY during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators will be there between November 23-28th and plan to be active outside of the contest using their personal home callsign. QSL via the operators home callsign. QSL VK4AHY via JA1OZK.
VK9, NORFOLK ISLAND (OC-005)
Ulli, DL2AH, is now active as VK9ANH until November 15th. Activity has been mainly on 20 meters SSB. He is expected to be on 40-10 meters, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign.
VK9, COCOS-KEELING ISLANDS
Operators Bernd/VK2IA and Jan/DJ8NK will be active as VK9AA and VK9CCC, respectively, between November 18-26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, CW, SSB and RTTY. Look for VK9AA in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). QSL VK9AA via DL8YR and VK9CCC via DJ8NK.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (FISTS Op)
Jim, K7WA, one of the members of the VP5W contest team for the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest, states he will be in VP5-land between November 17-30th. Before and after the contest the contest group will be active as VP5/homecall. Jim will be active on the FISTS frequencies looking for contacts with other members. QSL via the FISTS Bureau or his home QTH.
Jack, F6BUM, will be active as XU7BUM from November 22nd to December 12th. Activity will be limited to his spare time and on CW only. QSL via F6CXJ.
Larry, XW1A, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via E21EIC.
PLEASE NOTICE (as of February 12th), NEW ADDRESS CHANGES FOR THE OPDX INTERNET HELP/SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE REQUEST:
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