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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 622

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 622
BID: $OPDX.622
August 11, 2003
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, K2KW, WA2MOE, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily
DL/VE3ZIK &, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, E21EIC,
F5NQL & UFT, F8BBL, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3XTT, G0IAS, HL1VAU,
I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX News, IZ0FKE, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News,
VK4AAR and Z35M for the following DX information.

for August 18th and (probably) 25th. Linda and I will be heading south,
first to Tennesee to drop-off/move my daughter at Middle Tennesee State
University (MTSU) and then off to Biloxi, Mississippi. I really need this
break to rest up, and I hope that lying in the sun on the beach will help
bring back some of my strength. However, PLEASE continue to send your
DX info to me......... TNXS and GUD DX de Tedd KB8NW

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 3rd/August, through Sunday, 10th/August there were 209
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X,
8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6,
A7, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D6, DL,
DU, E3, E4, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ,
F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB,
HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW,
JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, 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, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI,
TK, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, VE, VK,
VK9N, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XZ, YA,
YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZK1/s, ZL,

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As
  always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).

4K, AZERBAIJAN. Axel, DL6KVA, now active as 4K0CW from Baku until August
17th, was heard this past week on 17 meters CW. Watch around 18075-80 kHz
after 1130z. QSL via DL6KVA (Bureau OK).

7Q, MALAWI. Harry, G0JMU, will once again be back in Malawi from August
10th for about 2 months as 7Q7HB. Look for him to be very active on 30
meters. QSL direct to G0IAS with return postage please.

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Look for DL1MGB to be active as 9Y4TBG in the
WAEDC SSB Contest (September 13-14th) and the IARU Region 1 Field Day
SSB Contest as a Single-Op. QSL via DL4MDO.

BQ9P, PRATAS ISLAND. The BQ9P 2003 Web site is now available at:

C5, THE GAMBIA. Holger/DL5XAT and Matthias/DL5OB will be active from here
October 21st and November 2nd. Callsign(s) is/are not yet known, but they
plan to be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th)
as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via DL5XAT. Outside of the contest, they will be
active mainly on CW.

DU2, PHILIPPINES. Look for PA0CYW to be active as  PA0CYW/DU2 in the CQ
World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All Band entry.
He will be active 5 days before and after the contest using the same
callsign. QSL via his home callsign (Bureau is OK).

DXCC LISTING. The "ARRL Letter" reminds everyone: "DXCC Annual List deadline
approaching: The ARRL DXCC Desk says the deadline to submit applications for
the 2003 DXCC Annual List is rapidly approaching. Applications must be
postmarked no later than September 30, 2003. For more information, contact
DXCC Manager Bill More, NC1L, [EMAIL PROTECTED]"

F6, FRANCE. A team of members from the F6KNL Radio Club of Cenon (REF33)
will be active on Oiseaux Island (Arcachon Bay, Sud Ouest France) as
F6KNL/p from Friday, August 15th (0800-1700 local time). Activity will
be on 40/20/15/10/2 meters CW/SSB. QSL via Laurent, F8BBL, by the Bureau
(100%) or direct. Reference numbers of island: DIFM - AT-028 and Grid

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE. Kazuo, P29KM, informs OPDX that on Saturday, August
9th, they (Dan - H40V and JA1PBV; Kazuo - H40H and P29KM) were in Honiara
and will arrive at Lata, Temotu Province (H40) Sunday, August 10th, as
long as their Solair flight is OK/on schedule. They will be there for one
week, leaving Lata on August 17th. They are planning to operate CW, PSK3,
RTTY, SSB, SSTV on 6-160(!) meter bands there. Their activity depends on
location and the local power. As this was being typed, activity by H40H
was on 18070 and 14014 kHz; H40V was on 10107 and 14083 kHz. QSL info is
via the address on

IOTA MICROLITE TOUR 2003. Vincenzo, IZ0FKE, a member of the ARI Frascati
DX Team ( ) plans to activate the following
islands and is calling the operation the "Microlite IOTA Tour". He will
use a Yaesu FT100D and a short one G5RV antenna 40-10 meters (and possibly
a simple monoband dipole for 20 meters). He will operate first as OH0/IZ0FKE
from a cottage on the Baltic Sea from Aland Islands (EU-002 - Finstrom
is the location - the first Italian operating from Aland Island) from
August 16-23rd. He will then be active as OH1/IZ0FKE from a private home
located on a small island in the Lansi-Suomi (Turku) Province Group (IOTA
EU-096) from August 23-27th. Acvtivity will be mainly SSB, especially on
20/17/10 meters. QSL via IZ0FMA. Vincenzo will use a Photo Cellular Phone
(largely used in Europe), so everyday he will post pictures on the 425dxn
Web page. He will also use a cam-recorder to record some movies to post
later online on his Web site at:

IOTA NEWS...........................
   AS-060.  Look for 6L0NJ/4 to be active from Choyal Island from August
            15-17th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including the WARC
            bands, on SSB/CW/RTTY/PSK31. QSL Manager is DS4AEN. A log
            search will be availale at:

   AS-085.  Operators Kim/HL1OYF, Kwon/HL1SRJ, Ryu/DS4NYE and possibly
            others will be active from Soan Island between August 14-17th.
            Activity will be barefoot on 40-10 meters CW/SSB into a
            vertical pharastic array. QSL via HL1OYF.

   AS-101.  Choon, E20HHK, will go to work in the south of Thailand. He
            will use E20HHK/P on Samui Island from August 14-17th. After
            his operation he will operate as E20HHK/8 in the SEANET Contest.
            QSL via E21EIC

KH7K, KURE ATOLL. Kimo Chun, KH7U, has informed OPDX that he is organizing
a DXpedition to Kure Atoll. He states, "Kure is in demand within the top
20 or so around the world and even as high as number 2 in Europe by some
accounts. We hope to provide many QSOs and cards to as many people as
possible with special emphasis on Europe as they have the highest need.
We are hoping to be on the air for two full weekends (in EU) and the
intervening week. If possible, we will end with participation in the
CQWW-SSB contest. Operation on other modes and bands during the contest
is intended." Here are some of the details:
    Team Leaders: Kimo Chun, KH7U, and Pat Guerin, NH6UY. Experienced
                  operators - many from Kingman K5K trip.
    Tentative operating period: Latter half of October 2003. With attempt
                  at participation in CQWW-SSB.
    Team size: Between 12 and 15.
    Stations: 4 to 6 plus 6m. Most with linears. Icom will be providing
    Antennas: Force 12 Vertical Dipole Arrays; HF Yagis; 2 Titanex V-160E
                  Verticals; M2 6M Yagi.
    Modes: CW/SSB/RTTY. Other modes under consideration.
    Satellite: Under consideration.
    Transportation: Air and Boat (still in negotiations).
    QSL: A manager will be announced.
    Web Page: Will announce if they have one. They will not likely have
                  "on-line" logs.
    Target: The emphasis will be Europe but they will be working the world.
    Call Sign: To be determined.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY.........................
** Remember ****
** International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 16-17th **

   Cory/N1WON and David/WA4ET will be active as KG4LH, from Guantanamo Bay,
   Cuba (NA-015) and Windward Lighthouse (GTM-01), August 16/17th for the
   International Lighthouse Weekend. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB,
   RTTY and PSK, including 5 MHz USB. Please QSL KG4LH to N1WON or WA4ET,
   as listed in QRZ. Reminder: Please do not send cards for this event
   to the bureau. There is no KG4 bureau for Guantanamo Bay. Please QSL
   as directed to receive QSL cards.

   Operators from Gainesville, FL, area ham clubs and the University of
   Florida will activate the Cedar Key Lighthouse (WLH# 2741, USA #745)
   on Seahorse Key (IOTA NA-076) in Levy County using the call W4L during
   the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, August 16-17th. There
   will be SSB/CW activity mainly on the HF bands with a possibility of
   some 6 meters. This is only the second time that a radio operation has
   been allowed from the Cedar Key lighthouse at Seahorse Key which is a
   closed wildlife sanctuary. QSL via W4DFU: University of Florida,
   Box J-12 JHMHC, Gainesville, FL 32610 USA.

   From Eagle Harbor, Michigan, look for the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse
   (USA-253) to be activated in the ILLW, August 15-16th, using the special
   1x1 callsign, K8E. Modes of operation include HF/VHF, CW/SSB, FM
   Satellite and possible HF digital. Collectors of ARLHS numbers can get
   credit for three upon request: Eagle Harbor Lighthouse USA-253,
   Front Range Light USA-254 and Rear Range Light USA-255. QSL via bureau
   or direct to N8MR with #10 SASE. The Web page for this operation is
   available at:

   Berkin, TA3J/4, will be active only on SSB on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters
   from Antalya Bababurnu Lighthouse (TUR-???) (KM56JU) on August 16-17th
   for the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via his home
   callsign, direct (SASE+New IRC only, no greenstamp  please) or bureau.
   SWL QSL cards are OK. Further information is available at:

   Look for VK3BV to be active from the Macquarie Lighthouse (ARLHS AUS-105,
   Grid Loc. QF56), Australia's first lighthouse. Activation will be between
   0300-0700z on August 16th. QSL via

   Look for ZV7AA to be active on all bands and modes from Tamandare
   Lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-102, DFB PE-07) August 15-17th, including an
   entry in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (August 16-17th).
   Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meter SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31.
   QSL via PY7AA: P. O. Box 1043, 51001-970 Recife - PE, Brazil.

OFFICERS FOR 2003/2004. Members of the CDXC (Chiltern DX Club) - The UK DX
Foundation held their annunal general meeting on July 19th and the
following were elected to the 2003/2004 committee:
   President: Neville Cheadle, G3NUG              Committee Members:
   Chairman : John Butcher, G3LAS                 Jim Kellaway, G3RTE
   Secretary: Shaun Jarvis, M0BJL                 Mark Haynes, M0DXR
   Treasurer: Nigel Cawthorne, G3TXF
   Digest Editor: Martyn Phillips, G3RFX

   CDXC contributes around 4,000 USD each year to DXpeditions and has
supported 84 DXpeditions since 1992. The club also supports IREF in
recognition of the interest in IOTA activities. There are now over 600
members. The CDXC web page can be found at:

OJ0, MARKET REEF. The QLF DX Team will be active from Market Reef (EU-053)
as OJ0LA between September 19-26th. This operation is good for the following
Lighthouse Award's: ARLHS MAR-001 and WLH-0542. Operators are: LA5UKA,
LA6MP, LA8AJA, LA8SDA and LA9VDA. Also, OH0RJ will join the group as OJ0RJ.
They are expected to be active on all bands, CW/SSB/RTTY and will be
looking especially for NA and JA stations. The plan is to be active in
the SAC CW Contest with one station. Due to possible bad WX conditions
in the fall, they might use an expensive helicopter. They need financial
support for this. QSL for OJ0LA via LA9VDA. For direct cards please add
SAE + 2 USD or 1 IRC. QSL OJ0RJ via OH0RJ, only direct. More info can be
found on their homepage at:

PA-PH, NETHERLANDS (New Prefixes To Be Heard!). As of August 4th, we
should begin to hear new prefixes on all bands from The Netherlands.
JanJaap, PG7V, informs OPDX that all prefixes from PA-PH can be used now,
choice of prefix and suffix is free. Suffix has to be 1-3 letters long. PD
is novice (2m/70cm), PE and PH is VHF and higher. You can find a list of
all Dutch prefixes on his Web site. He is also keeping a list of new
callsigns, together with the former calls. You can find this on:

QSL INFO AND NEWS.........................
   4W1BK QSLS. Stu, WA2MOE, reports that all QSLs cards received by
   Saturday, August 2nd, have been answered and are in the mail.

   Alex, RW3RN, reports that he made a mistake last week. QSL 5B4AGM via
   RW3RN (only for 2003 EU HF Championship QSOs, not the 2003 IOTA
   Contest). He is sorry for the mistake.

   Carlos Nora, CT1END, reports that information and photographs of the
   recent activities by CS4B (EU-040, QSL via CS1GDX) and CS5F (EU-145,
   Lighthouse Cabo de Santa Maria, QSL via HB9CRV/CT3FN ) were updated at
   the following Web pages:

   The log for EG9IC is now available at the following Web pages:

   George, K8GG, has recently sent QSLs via the ARRL outgoing bureau to
   all non-US contacts from PJ2/K8GG (Jan 2003), and KP2/K8GG (Jan 2001).
   PJ9/K8GG QSLs for all non-US contacts were previously sent via the
   bureau. All direct QSLs with return postage were answered within a
   week of being received. There is no need to answer these bureau QSLs.
   U.S. stations needing a QSL card can send direct with SASE or use a
   forwarding service for these callsigns. The address is correct on all
   web sites such as Buckmaster, and George still has
   logs for K8GG/VP2M (Oct 1986), K8GG/PA (Dec 1987 & Jan 1988), J3/K8GG
   (Jan-Feb 1990), VP2M/K8GG (Oct 1986) and P4/K8GG & P40GG (Jan-Feb 1994)
   and will answer direct and bureau QSL requests.

   Nilay, TA3YJ, informs OPDX that she sent QSL cards for TA3YJ, TA3YJ/0,
   TA3YJ/3, TA3YJ/4, TA3YJ/LH, SV1/TA3YJ, LZ2/TA3YJ, TA3J, TA3J/0, TA3J/1,
   TA3J/3, TA3J/4, TA3J/LH, SV1/TA3J, LZ1/TA3J, LZ2/TA3J, YM3BU, YM3ATA,
   YM3SV, YM75TA, YM21TA, YM3LZ/WPX2000 and YM3LZ/WAE2000 to the QSL Bureaus
   of China, Iraq, Quatar, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uzbekistan direct on
   August 6th.

   Alan, VK4AAR, informs OPDX, "I wish to advise that logs for the stations
   for which I am the manager are still open with the exception of YJ8AA.
   I have received information that many people have been sending QSLs via
   the bureau for these stations. It is only possible DIRECT. People can
   still send to me direct (PO Box 421, Gatton 4343, Australia  with S.A.E.
   and greenstamp)."
      DX stations VK4AAR manages are: C21RH, P29RH, KH2VM, V63PD, VI0ANARE,
                  VK0MM, VU3RSB, ZK2JJ and ZK2PJ (Also, a couple of 4W in
                  the near future).
      IOTA stations VK4AAR manages are: VK6BM (OC-234), VK6BSI (OC-243),
                  VK8AN/6 (OC-154), VK8AN/8 (OC-229), VK8AV/3 (OC-136)
                  and  VK8MI (OC-173).
      Plus Australian mainland stations are: VK8AN, VK8DP, VK8RH and VK8XC.

   The YI/KV4EB logs through the end of July (states Joe Nemecek, K0JN)
   are now online at: 

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station TM5GAP to be active from
September 6-14th, from GAP/TALLARD airfield during the "World Parachuting
Championship". Activity will be on the air on all HF bands, 6 meters and
2 meters. The Department of Hautes Alpes hams are awaiting for your QSO.
Those who will be vacationning near this area are welcome to the station
settled on the airfield. QSL per operator's instructions.

SRM 2003. The Scottish-Russian ARS introduces Scottish-Russian Marathon to
encourage activity by all radio amateurs worldwide to contact areas of
Scotland and Russia. This is purely an activity week and will enable
participants to pursue the CAOSA Award Scheme, WAB Scotland Award Scheme,
IOSA Award Scheme, SOTA Award Scheme, ARLHS Award Scheme, RDA Award Scheme,
RRA Award Scheme, RIIA Award Scheme, RMA Award Scheme, RFFA Award Scheme,
RLHA Award Scheme, RABA Award Scheme, and provide an interest in contacting
different areas of Scotland and Russia. The event is to be held on the full
second week in August each year. The 2003 Marathon will start at 0000z
on Monday, August 11th, and last until 2400z on Sunday, August 17th.
Activity is encouraged on all HF bands by individual licensees and club
stations or the use of a special event callsign from radio amateurs in
Scotland and Russia. For more details on this SRM award and others, please
contact: Jurij Phunkner, MMODFV, P.O. Box 7469, Glasgow, G42 0YD, Scotland,
U.K. (E-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]) or visit the following Web
page at:  

T33, BANABA ISLAND (OOOPSS!! Correction). There are two corrections to
last week's bulletin (OPDX.621). The most important one is the QSL Manager.
Your editor misread the announcement, please note that the QSL Manager
for the T33C operation is F5CWU and not PA5ET. Also, the vessel's name
is "Te Taobe" and not "Te Toobe". Remember, the international team of 20
operators will be active as T33C during the first two weeks of April 2004
(April 4-16th). They will have 6 HF stations on the air (3 CW and 3 SSB),
plus a separate 6 meter/AO-40 and separate HF digital mode station. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters, satellite, CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and some SSTV. For
updates and more information, visit their Web page at:

TZ, MALI (Update). The TZ6RD Team announced that everything is "OK" for
their operation this week. They also announced that Angel, EA1QF, President
of URE (the Spanish National Bureau) and a very well known Dxpeditoner
has joined their Mali 2003 team. They state he is a great SSB operator.
The TZ6RD team is now confirmed and is expected to be active this week
between August 12-21st from Bamako, Mali. The operators confirmed are:
XE1L, N6TQS, EA1QF, EA5KM, EA5RD, EA5RM and EA5XX. They also announced
their PILOT STATION will be Max, I8NHJ, and you can reach him at:
                            [EMAIL PROTECTED]
The new and tiny light-weight Spanish-made amplifiers had been tested by
EA5RM last week, and they seem to put out 400 watts. They are going to
feed vertical, dipoles in this all bands, all modes operation. The QSL
Manager will be EA4URE, the Spanish Bureau, and the online logs will be
available on the WEB page:

Z3100, MACEDONIA. Vlado, Z35M now signing Z3100M (QSL via his original
callsign Z35M), wants to remind everyone that in celebration of 100 years
of Macedonian statehood and 100 years since the Ilinden Uprising (August 2,
1903, against Othoman's slavery, and formation of Republic of Krushevo, the
first Republic in the Blacans), Z3 stations will be active with the special
event prefix "Z3100" between August 1-31st. Please refer to OPDX.621 for
a list of stations.

ZK1/S, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. "Team Vertical" is on the DX trail again. This
time they are headed to Rarotonga, South Cook Islands (OC-013), and will
be active between August 18-27th. Operators will be: Bill/K6KM (ZK1TOO),
Mark/AG9A (ZK1KAT), Ralph/K9ZO (ZK1ZOO) and Kenny/K2KW (ZK1TTT). Activity
is limited to 40-10 meters on CW/SSB. Two stations will be active when
snorkeling permits, using 2 x Elecraft K2/100, and Force 12 vertical
antennas on the beach. The station is on the northeast side of the island,
with water paths to all the major population centers. The team will make
extra efforts to work Europeans, since ZK1/s is a difficult path for them.
QSL all ops via Kappy, WA4WTG.

ZM4, NEW ZEALAND (Special Event). Look for ZM4A to be activated during
the month of August by the Otago branch of the New Zealand Association of
Radio Transmitters to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Activity so far has
been on 14205 kHz (also 14219, and 14230 kHz SSTV) between 0330-0600z.
QSL via bureau.

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