The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 833
November 19, 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, K3LR, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, K9NW, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, CO2WF, CO8TW, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA1BK, JA1ELY, JA1NLX, JI6KVR & IOTA-JA News, JQ2GYU, MM0NDX, OH9MM, OK1MG, PA4JJ, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RX3RC, VA3RJ & ICPO, XE1GRR and XW1B for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th-November, through Sunday, 18th-November there were 222 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, 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, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, JX, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, 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).
2008 DAYTON CONTEST UNIVERSITY (CTU)
Well-known contester guru Tim Duffy, K3LR, announced the following: "The 2008 Dayton Contest University will be held all day on May 15th, 2008, in Dayton, Ohio, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Dayton. The Contest University Web site will be updated soon. Registration will open in December (about 4 weeks from now). There will be separate tracks (classes) for first year (did not attend in 2007) and second year (attended in 2007) students." Stay tuned to this reflector (Contest Reflector) and to the Contest University Web site for up to the minute details at:
5J0/HK0, SAN ANDRES (Update)
Operators Tom/K3WT, Vlad/N0STL, Bill/W0OR and Ron/N0AT will be active as HK0/homecall from November 20-26th. The team will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as 5J0A and as a Multi-Single entry. QSL 5J0A via W0JAR. QSL all others via their home callsigns, direct or by the W0 QSL Bureau. Visit their Web page at:
Andreas, DL7ZZ, informs OPDX that a German team is planning a DXpedition to Nouakchott, Mauritania, between March 16-30th (2008). The current team of operators are: Rich/DK8YY, Rene/DL2JRM, Ralf/DL3JJ, Ingolf/ DL4JS, Dan/DL5SE and Andreas/DL7ZZ. All team members are well-known for their DXpeditions and contesting, and they would like to provide 5T as a new one to those who need it. Operating location will be nearby the Atlantic Sea, so there will be enough space for their antenna systems especially for the low bands. The team is expecting their license very soon.
They plan to have 3 stations on the air; 2 with amplifiers. For operations on the low bands 2 verticals (V160 and V80) will be errected, and on 40m they will use 2 phased verticals. For 30-10 meters, they will set up 2 beams, and for the digital station there will be another ground- plane. They will try to have an online log available that will be updated daily via I-net or pactor. A Web page will be updated with all informations about the DXpedition at:
6E, REVILLAGIGEDO (Update)
As this bulletin was being written, OPDX was informed by Tony, XE1GRR, Pilot Station for 6E4LM DXpedition, that on November 17th at 0200z, the team was leaving the port of Manzanillo, on board the ship "Manzanillo" and was heading towards Clarion Island (IOTA NA-115). From Tony's press release, the team expects to arrive on Tuesday, November 20th at 1400z and expects to start passing out 6E4LM QSOs around 1500-1600z. They will remain on Clarion Island approximately 24 hours. While operating, the ship will continue on to Socorro Island to drop off food and fuel before returning to Clarion on Wednesday, November 21st. They will leave Clarion Island around 1400z and expect to arrive on Socorro Island on Thursday, November 22nd (approx. at 1400-1500z). The team will remain on Socorro Island for approx. 30 days, airing the callsigns 6E4LM, XF4YK and XF4YW. To read unedited updates and news, visit the DXpeditions Web page at:
6W, SENEGAL (Update)
Jovica, T98A (ex.9K2/T94FC, ST0RM, ST2A, T94FC), who received his 6W1SJ license, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low- Power entry. QSL via T93Y: Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, BA-71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dr. Tomas, VK2CCC, will be active as A35MT between November 20-26th. His main activity will be on the low bands (mostly CW) and the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as Single-Op entry. His primary QTH will be on the Tongatapu Island Group (OC-049). He is planning to take verticals or a combined trap vertical for 160/80/40 meters, a separate dipole for 160m and a pile of wire antennas for the other bands. Tomas states, "A35 licence allows only 100w on 160m, so if you are in Europe, you'll need GOOD receiving antennas to hear anything at all. And a lot of patience." QSL (the best) via eQSL and the LotW, or direct to: Dr. Tomas Magyla, 26 Simon Place, Hornsby Heights NSW-2077, Australia. He also states that he is "very slow" with QLSing (direct cards) as usual. For more (updated) details, visit:
AFRICA AND SOUTHWESTERN TOUR
Well-known DXer Kan, JA1BK, will be visiting Southwestern Europe and Africa between December 4-13th. He might be showing up on the air time permitting in his busy schedule. Look for him as F/JA1BK from the Bordeaux area, EA3/KH6BK from Barcelona, side visit to Gibraltar (activity unlikely), then EA7/KH6BK. Paul, F6EXV, plans to join him and both will attend the Spanish URE DX Convention in San Fernando. On December 10th and 11th, Kan, along with Paul, will be visiting Juan, EA9IE, and might take the mike and/or the key, signing EA9/KH6BK and EA9/F6EXV. QSL respectively to their home callsign (JA1BK and F6EXV).
Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Toshinobu/JI3ERV, Mikiawa/JR7OMD, Kazunori/JK3GAD, Osamu/JR8VSE and Nozomu/JE8KKX. QSL via JH7QXJ.
C5, THE GAMBIA (Update)
Jan, PA4JJ, will once agin be active as C56JJ between November 30th and December 11th (not December 7th as first announced). This will be a holiday style operation. Jan informs OPDX that he will only use 100 Watts (FT-897) and the antenna will be a vertical and a ZS6BKW. There may be some topband and 6 meter activity. QSL via PA4JJ.
PLEASE NOTE: Jan states, "... for direct QSLs OUTSIDE EU, I need at least 2 USDs, but if you want to spend some money for the school project
C6, BAHAMAS (Update)
Operators Fredrick/KE7X and Tom/N6BT will be active from Eleuthera Island (NA-001) 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.
Remember Kenny, K2KW, will be active as C6ATA between November 18-26th. Activity will include participation in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest he will be active on 160-30 meters, mostly CW. QSL via WA4WTG.
Operators Stefano, IK2QEI, will be active as CN3A during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power entry. QSL via I2WIJ.
Winton, CO2WF, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via N1KI.
Luis, CO6LP, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/Low-Power entry. He states that he will be using a FT-80C with 100w into a dipole antenna at 10 meters above the ground. He will be listening for Europe between 3580-3590 and for Asia between 3505-3520 kHz. QSL via CO6LP "DIRECT ONLY".
Juan, CO8TW, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via HB9SVT. The log will be online after the contest at:
CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Operators Lars/DF1LON, Adam/DJ0IF, Diethelm/DJ2YE, Falk/DK7YY and Stewart/GM4AFF will be active as CT9L during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via DJ6QT.
Dej, E21YDP, will be active during the CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest (February 9-10th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via E21YDP.
FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Operator Didier, FY5FY, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry. QSL via FY5FY.
GJ/MJ, JERSEY (EU-013)
Operators Rich/K2WR, Dick/GU4CHY and possibly others will be active as MJ0AWR and GJ4CHY, respectively, before the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). For activity during the contest, look for them to use the callsign GJ2A and be a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL GJ2A via K2WR or GJ3DVC. QSL MJ0AWR via K2WR and GJ4CHY via GU4CHY.
Mike, K9NW, will be active here between November 21-28th. He plans to be active as H7/K9NW during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as Single-Op/All-Band/(possibly as a) Low-Power entry. QSL via K9NW.
Dan, HR2DMR, is expected to be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/Low- Power entry. QSL via HR2DMR.
Operator Fred, K3ZO, will be active as HS0ZAR during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K3ZO.
AS-053. Operator Cha, HS8KAY, will be active from Phuket Island (WLOTA LH-0701), Thailand, during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via info on (QRZ.com)
EU-146. Operator Ulf, DK5TX, will be active as PA/DK5TX from Goeree Overflakkee, February 11-17th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (SSB/slow-CW/RTTY), 6 meters (SSB/slow-CW) and 2 meters (SSB/ slow-CW). QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau (preferred) or direct (QRZ.com). E-mail requests for a bureau card can be obtained via: firstname.lastname@example.org
EU-171. Operators Rudi/DF8AE, Burkhard/DF8XC, Georg/DK5QN, Dirk/DL1YDI and Pete/DL1YAW will be active from Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland (NJ-001 for the Danish Islands Award), November 20-27th. They plan to use the callsign 5P3WW and have 3 stations operating CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They also will be in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via DL1YAW, direct (CBA) or by the bureau.
Operator Martin, OK1FUA, will be active as IS0N during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Sinlge-Band (40m or possibly 80m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK1MG, direct or by the Bureau.
Mauro, IN3QBR, will be active as IS0/K7QB during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low- Power entry. QSL via IN3QBR, by the Bureau.
KH4, MIDWAY ISLAND
Pete Leary, KC0END, who has a Tech-Plus license and is on the island with no equipment, states, "...plans in the works to get a ham group out here next summer or fall if it gets approved." However, Pete also mentions, "....since this is a national monument and wildlife refuge, a compatibility study has to be done to determine the effect on birds (they'll fly into the antennas)." For the complete story, visit the "DX World of Ham Radio" Web page at:
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (NA-106)
Operators John/K3TEJ and Ted/K3VA will be active as KP2/homecall between November 20-27th. Activity will include participation in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as KP2M and as a Multi-2 entry. QSL KP2/K3TEJ and KP2/K3VA via their home callsigns. QSL KP2M via AI4U.
KP4, PUERTO RICO
Felipe, NP4Z, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via WC4E.
Operators Tom/DL1QW, Juergen/DL4SDW, Bernd/DL8SCG, Philippe/LX2A and possibly others will be active as LX7I during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LX2A.
Operator Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MZ5B from the Shetland Island Group during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as Single-Op entry. QSL via G3TXF.
P4, ARUBA (SA-036)
Andy, AE6Y, will be active as P49Y during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ High (or Low)-Power entry. QSL via AE6Y.
John, KK9A, will be active as P40A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via WD9DZV.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL ROUTES by Johannes/DK8JB:
TM8CRI automatically XW1B via E21EIC TM8IRC automatically YO4NA direct UE3MKD via RD3MAOnline log for the FK/JA1NLX operation is now available at:
NEW QSL MANAGER: The new QSL Manager for YC5OUB is RX3RC. QSL via direct only. RX3RC's address is: Roman A.Novikov, P.O.Box 21, 392000 Tambov, Russia.
QSLS VIA LOTW: 4U1WRC, 5B4AGC, 9K2HN, C91KDJ, CQ3T, DJ0QN, HV50VR, J39BS, JW/G3SXW, JW/G3TXF, KH7T, MD0CCE, PJ4E, R1FJT, UA4HBW, UY5ZZ, VP5DX, VR2C and VY0ICE
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A/F5RBB, 3G0Y, 4L4WW, 9J2BO, 9M6XRO, A25KDJ, A25OOK, A92HB, C5DXC, CO8LY, E30NA, EL2DX, FO5JV, FP/W9ILY, FR5HA, HB0/HB9AON, J3/DL7VOG, JA1HQT, JT1CO, PJ7/CT1BWW, TA3D/TC3D, TY5ZR and ZL7/SP9PT
RK9, ASIATIC RUSSIA
Operators RZ9AR, RZ9AW and RA9AA will be active as RK9AWN during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry.
RL3, EUROPEAN RUSSIA
Operators RA3ATX, RK3AW, RK3FT, RL3FT, RU3RQ, RU4PL, RV3BA, RV3FF, RW3FO, RX3APM, RX3DCX and UA3ASZ will be active as RL3A during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via W3HNK.
SANTA CLAUS LAND TO BE ON THE AIR!
Juha, OH9MM, informs OPDX readers:
"As we all know the real Santa Claus comes from Finland! Santa Claus Land (OH9SCL) will be again active during this December from the Artic circle. Activity will be on 160-10 meters on CW, SSB and the Digital modes." Among others, Santa's helpers will include: OH3BHL, OH9KL, OH9MDV, OH9MM and OH9RJ. QSL via OH9UV.
Yoshi, JK2VOC, will be active as T88IW from Koror (OC-009) between November 23-26th. Activity will include the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry using the callsign T88FY. Operations before and after the contest will be on the 30/17/12 meters and also the satellites (VO-52, FO-29, AO-7, AO-51, AO-27). QSL T88IW via JF2IWW and QSL T88FY via JK2VOC.
Operator Fukuda, JJ1RJR, will be active as T88RJ between November 22-26th. Activity will include the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign direct.
Look for Koki, JE1PGS, a 13 year old junior high school student, will activate T88GS from here with his father, Yutaka, T88YU/JQ2GYU, and his mother Mihoko, T88LY/JJ2VLY, between December 17-22nd. Expect activity on 80-6 meters, CW and SSB, during their mornings and evenings. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.
Ozer, TA2RC, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via TA2RC, direct or by the Bureau.
Mac, TZ6JA, will once again return here for a work assignment between November 22nd and December 14th and plans to be active. Between December 1-12th, Mac will move to a small village 150km east of capital of Bamako because of his work. There is no electricity in this area, so there will be fewer noises on the bands. He will bring a 1.5kWH generator to operate a 500w amplifier. He will put up a two 2 element phased vertical for 75m and 40m, and a 7 element Log-Periodic antenna for 20/17/15 meters. QSL direct only to: Makoto Obara, P.O.Box 59, Tama, Tokyo, 206-8691 JAPAN
Klaus, DJ4SO, will be active from the Matunda Guestfarm in northern Namibia as V5/DJ4SO between now and December 3rd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and some SSB. He will also be in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
OCARC Member Bob/K0OK and Dale/KB7UB will be active as VP5/K0OK and VP5/KB7UB, respectively, from Providenciales (NA-002), December 6-11th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW and SSB. They will also be operating in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest as VP5E (K0OK) and VP5UB (KB7UB). QSL via their home callsigns. Online logs will be available at:
VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS (SA-002)
Ulli, DL2AH, will be active as VP8/DL2AH from Pebble Island between February 26th and March 13th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters, mainly SSB with some RTTY, using a FT-897 and Windom antenna. QSL via DL2AH, direct (QRZ.com) or by the bureau.
Operator Prasad, VU2PTT, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via VU2PTT, by the Bureau, Direct or LoTW.
Tony, KM0O, will be active as XU7MWA between November 22-26th. Activity will include the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
Bruce, AA4XR (HS0ZCY, XU7ADF), informs OPDX that he recently shut down operations from Florida (AA4XR) and moved to Laos. He states, "I have been issued the XW1B and plan on being active on all bands/modes with an emphasis on low band CW/RTTY." Bruce was very active this past week on 80/40/20/17/15 meters CW and 20 meters SSB. QSL via E21EIC.
Operator Pri, YB0ECT, will be active during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/ Low-Power entry. QSL via K3AIR only.
It was announced this past week that the government of Iraq will reopen the amateur radio service on November 20th. Scott, AD7MI, states that he will be active as YI9MI from November 20th to May 15th (2008) from the U.S. Army Camp in Taji. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, CW, SSB, PSK-31 and RTTY. QSL via AD7MI, by the bureau or direct to: MAJ Scott Hedberg 3 BN, 2 BDE, 9 DIV MiTT, TAJI, IRAQ, APO, AE 09378, USA.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS (NA-016)
Operators John/K6AM, George/K5PI and Stephen/ AC6T will be signing ZF1A from Grand Cayman Island (WLOTA LH-1042) during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via W5ASP, direct or by the bureau or LoTW.
ZL, NEW ZEALAND
Operator Steve, G4EDG, will be active as ZL4LW (if the licence arrives in time) or ZL/G4EDG during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via G4EDG.
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