The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 837
December 17, 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, N1DG, NJ1Q, KF2TI, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, KP4BJD, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5KG, AA8EY, K8YSE, N0VD, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DJ2YA, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, EA5OL, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA1ELY, LZ1ZF, MW0USK, ON4AEO, PG7V, RSGB IOTA Web Site and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9th-December, through Sunday, 16th-December there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XF4, XT, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).
Tony, 3D2AG, reportedly has made it to Rotuma Island and has been busy with his work assignment. By the time you read this he should be active as 3D2AG/p until end of January. Logs will be sent to Sam, FK8DD, and will be posted on:
3Y, BOUVET ISLAND (AN-002)
Operator Petrus, ZS6GCM, is expected to be active as 3Y/ZS6GCM from Bouvet Island, probably for the next three months. He is with a five member team on the island and is their medic. The operator does have a vertical antenna for 40/20/15/10 meters but no amplifier. He is also a newly licensed amateur and has no experience in pile-ups. So, please go easy on him. Activity will be during his spare time only.
3 STEVE'S & W1AW
Once again the famous 3 Steve's (Steve/KF2TI, Steve/ N2IFA, Steve/KB2ENF and Kurt/W2MW [aka Steve]) will be guests operating at the ARRL station, W1AW, Wednesday December 26th, from 1700-2045z. This is their 15th annual WAS (Worked All Steve's) DXpedition to Newington, and they will be operating the following bands:
30m CW - Kurt (aka Steve)Steve/KF2TI, states, "Hopefully condx will improve, and we will try to listen for outside the US. Packet spots will be posted." If you work any 3 operators, they will send you a beautiful, full color WAS (Worked All Steve's) certificate (suitable for framing). No QSL is needed as they will have copies of the log and send out a certificate to all those who qualify. If you want a W1AW QSL card, please send to them direct or via the bureau. The logs will be posted after January 1st on their website:
40/20/15m SSB - Steve, Steve and Steve
17/10m - Andrew/N2IFB and Eric/K2EMZ will also be operating as "Steves"
Pat, W8FV, will be returning to Mwanza sometime this week (possibly December 20th) and is expected to be active as 5H9PD until he returns stateside January 12th. Activity will be mostly on CW on 40-10 meters depending on propagation. He is going to try 80 meters but with only just 100 watts, and he doesn't know how successful he will be. He will also be active on PSK31. QSL via his home callsign.
6W & J5, SENEGAL AND GUINEA-BISSAU
Peter, HA3AUI, will once again be active from Africa and will also activate again both Senegal (as 6W2SC) and Guinea-Bissau (as J5UAP), between January 15th and April 15th. His activity from Senegal (6W) will be mostly Digital with some SSB on 160-6 meters. Activity from Guinea-Bissau (J5) will be on 30-10 meters. His operations will be limited to his spare time and possibly other available longer periods. QSL via HA3AUI direct, by the bureau, LoTW or e-QSL.
Belgium operators and members of the Radio Club Secunda will be active as 7P8FC from Katsdam between March 27th and April 1st (2008). Operators/members mentioned are Filip/ON4AEO, Kath/ON7BK, Gert/ ZS6GC, Sid/ZS5AYC, Lucas/ZS6ACT, Tom/ZS6TMO, Adele/ZR6AP, Steffi and Elna. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. Here are the following suggested frequencies and modes:
SSB - 3780, 7063, 14185, 18136, 21290, 24930 and 28490 kHzQSL via ON4CJK. More details will be forthcoming once their new Web site is complete at:
RTTY - 3590, 7040, 14084, 18104, 21084, 24924 and 28084 kHz
PSK - 7038, 14072, 18102, 21072, 24922 and 28122 kHz
Look for members of the Pafos District of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society (CARS) to be active as C4EURO throughout the new year in 2008. Activity is to celebrate the official currency of the Republic of Cyprus changing from the Cyprus Pound to the Euro on January 1st. Look for operations to be on the HF and VHF bands, CW, SSB and the digital modes. QSL via 5B4AGC.
Operators Mike/OM2DX, Steve/OM3JW, Rudy/OM3PC and Miro/ OM5RW are now active as E4/OM2DX until December 22nd. As this was being written, they were pleasing many on 160 and 40 meters. Look for them to be active on all bands from 160-10m using CW, SSB and RTTY with two stations. QSL via OM3JW. Updates and online logs are available at:
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Story Wrap-up)
The complete story wrap-up and QSL information on the recent DXpedition to the South Cook Islands by George/K5KG (E51MMM) and Ron/KK9K (E51NNN) that took place between November 12th and December 1st, is available at: http://e51mmm.blogspot.com Their operation was on all HF bands, primarily on CW and some SSB. They concentrated as much as possible on 160m and 80m. They also operated as E51A, Multi-Two in the CQWW CW Contest, November 24-25th.
Look for special event station EI100SI to be active from January 1st to December 31st, 2008, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts in Ireland. QSL route will be posted on (QRZ.com).
FO/M, MARQUESAS ISLANDS
Operators Jouko/OH1RX, Pertti/OH2PM, Veijo/OH6KN and Juha/OH8NC will be active from Nuku Hiva (OC-027), January 9-22nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with a maximum of three stations running. However, they plan to concentrate on 160-30 meters. Here are the following suggested frequencies:
CW - 1822, 3502, 3523, 7008, 7023, 10108, 14008, 14023, 18068, 21008, 21023, 24898 and 28008 kHzA Web page and callsigns will be announced later. QSL via OH2PM, direct or by the bureau.
SSB - 1845, 3790, 7050, 19195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 14080, 21080 and 28070 kHz
GP4, GUERNSEY (EU-114)
Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society (GW4BRS) will activate the special club callsign/prefix GP4BRS on a number of bands and modes from April 19-26th (2008). The team so far includes club members from Wales and Germany, Glyn/GW0ANA, Curtis/MW0USK, Markus/DL9RCF, Alois/DL8RBL and Franz/DJ9ZB. QSL route is direct via manager GW0ANA or RSGB Bureau.
NA-009. Hisato, JA1DOT, is expected to be active as VY0/JA1DOT from (Zone 2) Resolute Bay, Cornwallis Island, between December 18-27th. Emphasis will be on the lower bands, SSB, CW and RTTY using a vertical antenna with 500w. Hisato does have a Web on his 2001 Dxpedition to Resolute Bay at:
Operator Igor, VE3ZF, will be active as a VE2IDX from Orleans Island (CISA QC-007) on December 28-29th during the RAC Canada Winter Contest. Before and after the contest he will use his regular callsign VE3ZF/2. His main suggested frequencies are 14260 kHz (daytime) and 3795/7260 kHz (during the night). SKEDs are welcome via: Igor.Slakva_at_smithsdetection.com This is a good chance to start working for the Canadian Islands Trophy (CISA Award program). Rules concerning the CISA Award program can be found at:
Steve, G0UIH, will be active as VK2IAY/4 from Great Keppel Island, December 16-22nd. Activity will be centered around 14260 kHz, with the possibility of some operations on 17/15 meters also. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau. Check out the following Web site for further details at:
LZ130, BULGARIA (Special Event)
Members of the Balkan Contest Club LZ1KZA (LZ5A) will actiavte the special event callsign LZ130LO from January 1st to March 31st (2008). Activity is to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman yoke by Russia. QSL to LZ1KZA via Bureau. QSLs are printed by Gold Print Service -
A special award will be issued: European stations must establish 5 two-way contacts with LZ130LO on different bands or different modes, (for DX stations - 3 contacts). The same rules are for SWLs. The fee for the Award is 5 EUROs or 10 IRCs. Mail to: Balkan Contest Club LZ1KZA, P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo , Bulgaria.
Amateur radio stations from Russia and countries whose solders took part in Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, like part of the Russian army will receive the award free of charge. These countries are: Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. For these 14 countries the awards will be send to their national QSL Bureaus. Also, a QSO with LZ130LO counts for 10 points towards the "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski Award":
NEW AWARD AVAILABLE
Paco, EA5OL, informs OPDX that there is a new award available. Details of the new "WORLDLAKES Award" can be found on the Web site at:
NEW DXPEDITION VIDEOS AVAILALBE
James Brooks, 9V1YC, has released two new DXpeditions videos. They are the 2007 BS7H Scarborough Reef DXpedition and the 2006 ZL8R Raoul (Kermadec) Island DXpedition videos. These videos will provide a look at a superb behind the scenes (as well as dangerous and successful) DXpeditions. If these videos are anything like James' previous videos (which were great!), they will be a great holiday gift for the DXer in your family or DX friend, or even for your DX club's viewing. Videos are only 25 USDs. These two new videos (and his previous videos) are available at:
Two small corrections to OPDX.836. Under "CU2, AZORES" a Web link was left out. The Web site should be:
PA, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event Callsigns)
Look for the following special event Christmas callsigns to be activated in The Netherlands between December 20th and January 6th (2008). There will be 8 special event callsigns activated. QSL route for each special event station is via the operator. The following stations are also valid for the "Christmas 2007 Award"
Callsigns Operators/QSL Managers Callsigns Operators/QSL Managers --------- ---------------------- --------- ---------------------- PA07XMAS PG7V PD08HNY PD0EMR PC07XMAS PA3AM PF07XMAS PA1WLB PD07SANTA PD0AT PG07XMAS PA7JWC PD07XMAS PD2J PH07XMAS PA4CHEPZ, SURINAME
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL MANAGER FOUND (Update): Kelly, N0VD, reports: "Given the amount of guys that have offered their QSL managerial services, I thought it best to reply to the list rather than individually as I'm still getting offers. I was amazed at the caliber of managers that stepped forward. It was a tough decision, but I have chosen Joe Arcure, W3HNK, as my new manager. Joe seemed the best fit, and I have no doubts he will do a bang up job of cleaning up my backlog and tending to new requests in a timely manner. So, beginning immediately please send all QSL requests to W3HNK for the following calls: KE9KD, N0VD, VP5/N0VD, VP5D (2005 - present only for my QSOs. Joe also manages the original VP5D call holder), J3/N0VD, PJ2/N0VD and PJ4/N0VD. I have a handful of direct QSLs that I will be replying to shortly. If you have sent a bureau card for any of the above calls, it will be forwarded to Joe, and you should have a reply back to your bureau soon. Thanks for everybody's patience while the backlog is cleared up, and thanks to everybody for their offer. Please spread the word. 73 Kelly - N0VD"
QSLS VIA LOTW: 3X5A, T30R and T33RD
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B7C, 5X1NH, 8Q7GS, A52AM, F5KAQ/P, HQ9R, JW/G3SXW, K3B, KH7XS, NH7O, RK1B/p, TA3J/0, TC2K4J, XW1A, Z36A, ZB2X, ZD7X and ZL3RG
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: CS2P, CU2A, GB6WW, GB8RU, KG9N/VP9, VE3SY
S0, WESTERN SAHARA
Fernando, EA1BT, has been active as S05A over the past few days on 40/20 meters SSB. His length of stay is not known. QSL via EA1BT.
TN, REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Phil, 9Q1TB, showed up this past weekend as TN/9Q1TB/p on 17 and 20 meters SSB. Gabe, KP4BJD, who talked to him, was told that Phil is only running 30 watts and a "low profile antenna" from Impfondo (his QTH) on the bank of the Ubangi River. He is expected to return to Kinshasa this coming Tuesday. QSL via SM5DJZ.
V5, NAMIBIA (Topband Activity)
Uli, DJ2YA, has announced that Frank, V51AS, will be active on Topband on 1826 kHz +/-, December 22nd and 23rd.
Kazu/JA0VSH and his XYL Miyuki/JG0PBJ will be taking their New Year vaction on Pohnpei Islands (OC-010), Micronesia, between December 28th, and January 3rd (2008). Kaz will operate as V63KZ and Miyuki as V63MP. Also, they will use the club callsign V63BBQ. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, CW and SSB. No RTTY this time, but Kazu is interested in 160m and will use a 500w amp. Send all QSLs direct to JA0VSH: Kazuhide MARUYAMA, 1-25-49 Iruma, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0004 Japan.
XT, BURKINA FASO
Michael, F1IQH, is now active as XT2WC from Bobo Dioulasso until January 5th. Activity so far has been on 20 meters SSB (14145, 14175 and 14220 kHz). Watch after 0800z and again 1500z. QSL via F1IQH.
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