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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 623
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 623
August 18, 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, K1RV, K1XN & GoList, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX,
N4GN, K7BV, K8YSE, N8MR, 9V1PC, CE6TBN, CT1END, E21EIC, F5NQL & UFT, G3AB,
GW0ANA, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LU5WW, ON5NT and VA3RJ & ICPO for
the following DX information.
*** NO BULLETIN ***
*** SPECIAL NOTICE FROM THE EDITOR (by KB8NW) ***
"YOU ARE CRAZY!", Linda said as I told her I was writing this (minutes
before leaving). Yep, I know I am crazy, but I feel obligated to send these
last minute announcements before leaving to head south. So there will be
"NO BULLETIN" for August 25th (I promise). Like I mentioned last week, 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 his 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 Friday, 8th/August, through Friday, 15th/August there were 214
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y,
7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7,
AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU,
E3, E4, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ,
FK, FM, FO, 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, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TZ, UA,
UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP5, VP6,
VP8, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL,
YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As
always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
E4, PALESTINE (Good News/Bad News). Achim, DF3EC, who was in Ramallah
and was active for a few days over the pass week, is apparently back in
Germany. However, "The Daily DX" reported Wednesday that the Israeli
security personnel confiscated his transceiver before he left. If you
were lucky to work him, QSL via DF3EC direct or bureau.
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Look for Gherardo, IZ1DSH, to be active now through
August 19th as HB0/IZ1DSH. Activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB. QSL via
the bureau or direct to IZ1DSH.
HS, THAILAND. Champ, E21EIC, informs OPDX that there will be plenty of
HS-Hams active in the SEANET Contest. Stations expected to be active are:
HS4BPQ/9 ALL BAND CW
HS0XNO 40M CW
E20HHK/P 20M MIX (AS-101)
HS0EHF 20M CW
HS1JNB 20M SSB
E21EIC 15M MIX (CW,SSB,RTTY,PSK,SSTV)
HS0GBI 15M CW
HS5AYO 15M SSB
HS1PDY ALL DIGI
E21CJN ? BIG GUN!
NA-082. MDXA member Terry Jones, W8JE, along with Mississippi Gulf
Coast amateur radio operators Karolina Sarnowska, KD5SDQ and
Chris Sarnowski, KB5TBB will activate Ship Island (USI
MS-005S, Harrison county), Mississippi, August 16th, weather
permitting. Operations are planned to begin approximately
1530z and end approximately 2100z. Activity will be on 40-6
meters, SSB, as conditions permit. Callsign for the station
will be W8JE. QSL via W8JE or the operator's home call, via
QRZ.com SASE required for response.
OC-NEW. Operators V73T and V73B on Kwajalein are expected to activate
a new IOTA as V73T from Taongi, Monday, August 18th. The boat
ride there is over 36 hours.
SA-086. The Atacama Desert DX group (Operators XQ1IDM, XQ4ZW, CE1URH,
CE1RQB, CE1VBH, CE1FLS, CA2WUI, CD0906 and CE6TBN) will be on
the air as 3G2D from Damas Island (DICE ICE-201), October 17th,
18th and 19th. Activity be on 160-6 meters on CW, SSB and
RTTY/PSK. They will have 3 stations running 24 hours daily
like their 3G1P DXpedition. There will be plently of CW.
QSL Manager is XQ1IDM.
LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY (ILLW is this weekend!)..............
A full list of stations who will be participating in this weekend's ILLW
can be found at: http://lighthouses.net.au/illw/2003_list.htm
A special event station signing CQ0RLH will be active August 17th,
from Roca Ligthouse to join ARLHS ILLW. Reference numbers: ARLHS POR-007
and DFP FES-001. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters SSB. QSL via
The Metro Amateur Radio Club of Chicago will host a special event on
Sunday, August 17th at the historic Grosse Point (Lake Michigan)
Lighthouse (ARLHS reference USA-359) in Evanston, Illinois. They will
be operating from 1700-2100z using the callsign K9Y. The suggested
frequencies are (+/-):
CW - 7125, 14125, 21125 and 28150 kHz
SSB - 7175, 14250, 21350 and 28400 MHz
QSL via N9NT (QRZ.com).
Area hams from Eastern Massachusetts working in cooperation with the
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and National Park Service (NPS) are happy to
announce the FIRST EVER Amateur Radio operation from Boston Light on
Little Brewster Island as N1L. Boston Light (USA # 073) was the first
lighthouse in America. It is currently the ONLY lighthouse still manned
by the USCG. This operation will be take place during this year's 2003
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) from 0000z, August
16th to 2200z, August 17th. Operation will be on all ILLW listed
frequencies which can be found at:
N1L (NUMBER ONE LIGHTHOUSE ) will also operate on IRLP Node # 4320
and Echolink Node NS1N-R to make this special operation available to
as many people as possible. This is also the first activation of USA
Island # MA-035-S (Little Brewster Island). A color photo QSL will be
via the bureau for DX stations, and the QSL manager is KB1HJO. Send a
SASE to CBA for direct QSL. For interesting reading about Boston Light,
please check out the Web page at:
CORRECTION BY Mike, N8MR: From Eagle Harbor, Michigan. Look for the
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse (USA-253) to be activated in the ILLW, August
16-17th (not 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.
Web page is: http://www.kc8nah.com/Interests/illw03.htm
Look for Chris, DL9CHR, to be active as 9A/DL9CHR/p from Savudrija
Lighthouse (CLHA reference CLH-073 for the Croatian lighthouse award,
ARLHS reference CRO-134) located on Cape Savudrija (WW Loc. JN65rl),
August 16-17th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
Look for special event station CS5E to be active in ILLW, August
16-17th, from Ilha do Bugio (IOTA EU-040 and DIP ES-004) and Bugio
Lighthouse (WLA LH-0647, ARLHS POR-005). Activity will be on
40/20/15/10 meters SSB. QSL via CT1CSY.
Members of the Salento DX Team (IK7JWX, I7PXV, IK7JWY, IK6CAC and
IK7JPJ) will be active August 16-17th from Torre San Giovanni-Ugento
(LE) Lighthouse (Wail PU-003, ARLHS ITA-171). They will be signing
homecall/p. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via
their home callsign, direct or bureau.
Look for the special callsign, LT7W, to be used by "Grupo Titan"
during the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend from Punta
Delgada Lighthouse (ARG-015), Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia. Details
can be found at: http://www.LT7W.tk
Operators Simone/DJ2KS, Michael/DJ5KP and Christian/DL6KAC are currently
on a Baltic Sea cruise until August 22nd. Their callsign (once in
Denmark) will be OZ0AIS/mm. Their final destination will be an island
which is part of EU-172 including the corresponding lighthouse. Name
and exact location will be announced later due to the fact that bad
weather might force them to change their plans. Activity will take
place during the ILLW. Outside of the ILLW, they will use the callsign
OZ0AIS/mm. 40m only, using a dipole. An APRS position report (starting
August 10th/11th) can be found at:
QSL only via DL6KAC either direct or via the German Bureau. OZ0AIS
is not member of the Danish Bureau. Make sure "via DL6KAC" is written
on the card. Direct QSLs without postage will be returned via the
bureau. The Lighthouse-QSLs will be printed after their return.
QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
Carlos Nora, CT1END, reports that the log is now online for the recent
activity of CS4B (EU-040 Bugio Island). Also, photos of the CS4B and
CS5C (EU-145 Culatra Isl.) operations can be found on the Web pages
S61, SINGAPORE. Peter, 9V1PC, reports that the Singapore Amateur Radio
Transmitting Society (SARTS) will be holding field day operations from
St. John's Island off the southern coast of Singapore from the afternoon
of Friday, September 5th, to midday Monday, September 8th. Two stations
will be active on 160-10 meters with the special prefix S61FD. The S61FD
team will have two experienced 160/80m operators: Bob Marshall-Read/G4VGO
and Peter Cook/9V1PC. This team will focus on low band operations using
an inverted L for transmit and a variety of loops, pennants and possibly
beverages for low noise receive. They expect that 1 kW transmit power
should be available. St. John's Island is in Region 3, IOTA AS-019,
CQ Zone 28 and ITU Zone 54. QSL cards should be sent to: Incoming QSL
Manager, SARTS, Robinson Road P.O. Box 2728, Singapore 904728.
SPECIAL EVENT. Glyn, GW0ANA, reports: "Many Amateur Radio operators may
be aware of the significance of "Flatholm Island " located in the Bristol
Channel in the UK. The island has a very historic link in connection with
our hobby as it was used by Marconi when he demonstrated to the British
Post Office that his theory that radio waves would travel across water.
He made the link via radio from Lavernock Point in south Wales to the
island on Thursday, May 13th 1897. To pay homage to Marconi, the Barry
Amateur Radio Society ( South Wales ) erected a monument on the island
and each year make an annual visit to operate a special event station
using the callsign "GB5FI" (Flatholm Island). This years'visit will take
place between Friday, August 22nd and Wednesday, August 27th." The society
will activate this very rare WAB square ST26 and operate mainly on the
amateur HF bands to follow in the footsteps of the historic event. This
year they also plan to operate via satellite using AO-40 and also Oscar 14
(subject to access in the short pass time). Their priority will be mainly
SSB operation, but they may operate on the digital or SSTV modes. This is
a very rare opportunity to add to your QSL card collection a "MARCONI
EXperiment" location, Flatholm Island, via satellite! Lighthouse ref.
number: 0007. QSL via GW0ANA direct CBA or via the Bureau is no problem.
T8, PALAU. Haruki, JH9URT, will be active from here as T88HO and this
will be his first DXpedition. Activity will be between August 22-26th
and on SSB only on all HF band and 6 meters. QSL direct to his home
address below or JARL bureau. His direct address is: Haruki Ohtsubo,
1377-1 Futatsuka, Takaoka, 933-0816 JAPAN.
VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND. Andy Chadwick, G3AB, informs OPDX that he will be
active from Christmas Island as VK9XAB from August 30th to September 6th.
Activity will be mainly CW. This is a low key DXpedition with 100w and
wire antennas. QSL via G3AB.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. Dennis, K7BV/1, will be operating September 9-16th
from the Turks & Caicos "HAM-LET" rental QTH. Six meters will be the
primary focus (including meteor scatter) with active participation in
the ARRL VHF Contest, September 13-14th. There will be HF operating when
the 6 meter band is closed (primarly on RTTY and CW). QSL via KU9C.
Website info for VP5/K7BV is: http://www.qth.com/k7bv/TURKS
YI, IRAQ. Ghis, ON5NT, informs OPDX that he will be flying into Baghdad
on Wednesday, August 13th. He will be there for about 3 weeks. His callsign
will be YI/ON5NT (he has had his license since May and is already accepted
by the ARRL). Ghis states to not expect big signals from YI. He is running
an IC706MKIIg into wire antennas. Also, look for him on 6 meters. QSL via
his homecall. Ghis also mentions that Robert, S53R, has finished his holiday
time and will be active as YI/S53R (QSL via K2PF). He will be on the same
flight into Baghdad with Ghis. Robert should be there for a couple of
months. ADDED NOTES FROM ON5NT: Ghis also provided OPDX with his itenary
after YI. He will head back to Belgium for 2 weeks, his daughter is getting
married. Then back to U.A.E (A6). He might take another 2 weeks break
somewhere at the end of October, early November. Then back to A6, returning
home on December 10th (this is his birthday). During the time he is back
in A6 (most likely Oct/Nov), Ghis will try to activate AS-021 (this will
be a new one for most of the IOTA gang, since "Abu Dhabi" was deleted)
and AS-124. The only direct address to use is: Ghis Penny, P.O.Box 93,
BE-9700 Oudenaarde. He adds that his YI cards, and also the 5B4/ON5NT
cards (for his April 2003 operation) will be printed and answered on his
return to Belgium in December. During his absence, Ghis's XYL (he states,
"She became an expert in QSLing, first step to get her into ham radio and
a license, hi...) answers the incoming direct cards for the stations
he manages. They are also still cleaning up the bureau cards for 5X1T
(ON6TT) and EL2WW (ON4WW). Since both are members of the UBA, there's no
problem with cards via the bureau (only, due to the amount of cards it
takes a while). Ghis made 5U7JB also a member of the UBA, so cards are
also accepted via the bureau.
ZC4, UK SOVEREIGN BASE CYPRUS. Geoff, ZC4CW, will be active from the
Eastern Sovereign Base, Cyprus, for the next few years. QSL via G3AB.
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