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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 783

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 783
BID: $OPDX.783
November 6, 2006
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, N1KI, NC1L, N2OO, NG3K, W3UR & The
Daily DX, AA4NN, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, W0RAA, Sharon Taratula, Pete's-
DX-Newsdesk, DJ5AV & The DX News Letter, DJ6OV, DK7PE, DK8JB, DL5YWM,
EA7FTR, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX
News, IZ8CCW, RSGB IOTA, SV1HER, TA3J, VA3RJ & ICPO, and ZS2DL for the
following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 29th/October, through Sunday, 5th/November there were 231
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3C0, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 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, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP,
ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FT5X, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ,
GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5,
J6, J7, 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, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7,
T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,
V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XF4, XT, XU, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ,
YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YU6, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8,
ZD9, ZF, ZK1/n, ZK1/s, ZK3, 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).

5A, LIBYA (Topband Activity). An international team of operators will
activate Libya between November 15-29th, using the callsign 5A7A (See
OPDX.765 and OPDX.774). Rudi, DK7PE, one of the 5A7A operators, announced
this past week the following frequency combination will be used during
their 160m operations:
* During JA openings - TX frequency will be 1.821 MHz (QSX 1.825 MHz).
* After the JA window is closed they may change to 1.824.5 MHz (QSX
up 5) for North America in case 1.821 is covered there with QRM.
They will use a TITANEX V160E vertical for transmitting, but their major
challenge will be the reception side. They expect a beverage not to perform
very well over the high conducting soil directly on the beach, let alone
the space limitations. Therefore, they will use a Pre-Amp/FES (KD9SV) in
connection with a Pennant receiving antenna and also with a K9AY system.
Rudi states that he will also bring his well proved Coax loop with him.
For more info and updates, visit:

8Q, MALDIVES. Michele, IK5ZUI, is now reportedly working on Maldive Islands
for next 12 months. He is expected to be active as 8Q7IM. More details are
forthcoming on:

A7, QATAR. Some operators from Qatar will activate the special callsign
A70RRY from now until December 15th to celebrate the 15th Asian Games
2006 which is going to start in Doha on December 1st. Activity this past
week has been on 160/20/15/10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via EA7FTR. Please see
EA7FTR on for details on QSLing.

D4, CAPE VERDE. Operator Luca, IK2NCJ, will be active as D44AC during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Branch Manager, informs OPDX that
the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
3V6T - Tunisia; Operation from July 5-15th, 2006
Operation from October 22-31st, 2006
Operation from November 22-30th, 2006
3V7A - Tunisia; Operation from May 22-31st, 2006
9G5UR - Ghana; Current operation effective September 22nd, 2006
9M0/9M2TO - Spratly Islands; June 9-12th, 2006
9Q1NT - Democratic Republic of the Congo; Current operation
effective September 22nd, 2006
C91TL - Mozambique; Operation from June 29th-July 13th, 2006
FO/F8UFT - Clipperton Island; Operation from March 1-31st, 2005
OJ0LA - Market Reef; September 9-15th, 2006
ZA/IK7JWX - Albania; Operation from July 10-30th, 2006
ZL9BSJ - Auckland & Campbell Island; Operation on September 12th, 2002

E51, NORTH COOK ISLANDS. Operators Bill/N7OU and Bob/W7YAQ are now active
from Penrhyn Atoll (OC-082) as E51PEN and E51PDX, respectively, until
November 18th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, mostly on CW, but with
some SSB and RTTY. They will be running 100 watts and verticals. QSL via
their home callsigns. ADDED NOTE: Operators Mike/KM9D and Jan/KF4TUG, who
have been active as E51QMA from Penrhyn Atoll (OC-082) this past week,
are expected to be QRT by the time you read this. They plan to set sail
towards Christmas Island (T32). QSL via OM2SA.

FT1, CROZET ISLAND (On the Birds!). Nicolas, F4EGX (ex-FT1WK), will be
again in Crozet as FT1WM. He was expected to leave Reunion Island on
November 3rd and head to Crozet. He is expected to head back to France
on December 31st. Unfortunately, Nicolas will not be active on HF bands,
but he will be on the satellites only.

IOTA NEWS.........................
AS-115. Berkin, TA3J, will be active as TA3J/0 from Antalya - Sican
Adasi (Rat Island, MIA MTC-099, Grid: KM56JU), between November
11-26th (weather permitting). Activity will be on 160, 80, 40,
20, 15, 10, 2 meters and the WARC bands; on all modes. QSL via
Nilay, TA3YJ, direct (only SASE and 1 IRC, no green stamps
please) or by the bureau. No eQSL. SWL QSL cards are OK. The
TA3J/0 Web Page is:

EU-113. A team of Greek operators, all members of the Radio Amateur
Association of Greece (, are planning a
DXpedition to the rocky islet of Falkonera (MIA MG-087) from
the Lighthouse there (ARLHS: GRE 012, WLOTA: L0740 and TWLHD-WLH:
SV-029) between November 15-19th. They will use the special
callsign SX8F. Operators mentioned a Cliff/SV1JG, Nikiforos/
SV1EEX, Theodor/SV1GRM, Lykourgos/SW1GZL, Sotirios/SV1HER,
Dionisios/SV1HHC and Makis/SV1IZR. The team believes this will
be the first activation of the rocky islet of Falkonera and of
the Lighthouse too. There are not any inhabitants on the island.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters plus VHF, UHF and SHF. They
plan to bring plenty of equipment and antennas. Operations will
include CW/SSB/PSK/FSK441/FM. QSL Manager is SV1HER. For more
details about Falkonera DXpedition and the Lighthouse, visit
the web page at:

EU-172. Operator Norbert, DL1HTW, will be active as OZ/DL1HTW from
Langeland Island (FY-019 for the Danish Islands Award), now
through November 11th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB
and SSTV. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

NA-219. A group of German operators will be active from Elbow Cay which
belongs to Cay Sal Bank Cays Group in the Bahamas early in 2007.
The ARLHS Lighthouse is BAH 018. IOTA NA-219 is on the most
wanted IOTA lists in North America. The callsign will be
announced later. The team, consisting of Bodo/DL3OCH, Rene/
DL2JRM, Dan/DL5SE and Daniel/DL5YWM, will leave Key Largo,
Florida, around the 3rd of January and plans to be active until
January 9th. The date can vary because of the weather. They
will have two stations on the air and will operate on 160-10
meters CW/SSB on the suggested IOTA frequencies. Bodo/DL3OCH
will take EME equipment which is good for 70cm and 23cm contacts.
It will be the first time that the C6A prefix will be on the
air on 23cm. Skeds are very welcome. Due to the high costs
(7000 USDs just for the transportation) any donations are
welcome. The QSL Manager is DL3OCH. For more updates and
information, please check the following Web site at:

OC-146. Operator Pele, YB8TAF, will be active from Celebes [Sulawesi]
Island (WLOTA LH-2246) as YB8TAF/p from November 9-14th. His
activity will also include an entry in the JIDX Contest
(November 11-12th). QSL via EA5KB (

ML0, JERSEY. Mat, F5SHQ, will be active as MJ0ASP during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL
via F5SHQ.

OA, PERU. Martijn, PA3GFE, will be active as OA#/homecall from now until
December 10th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters. He is expected to be
active as OA4O during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). QSL via
his homecall.

ON60, BELGIUM. Members of the UBA Radio Club in Belgium may use the "ON60"
prefix until February 10, 2007, to celebrate the 60th annivesary of the
UBA, the IARU Society for Belgium.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.........................
UK8ACO direct via 700000, Tashkent, PO Box 0
V25JK via W4BCX
YT5J via YU1JW

Bob, N2OO, announced that he is now handling the QSLs for 3B8FP (1987-
1989) and S79KMB (1991-1999). These will no longer be handled by KN2N.
Only QSL for these dates mentioned.

BUREAU CLOSINGS. The following Bureaus are now closed for the ARRL
Outgoing Bureau Service:
4J - Azerbaijan HV - Vatican City State
C2 - Nauru ST - Sudan
C6 - Bahamas V4 - Saint Kitts & Nevis

Martin, V51W (ex-V51WM, also DJ7KP), will forward QSLs for all QSOs
in the 2006 CQWW DX SSB Contest via the the German DARC QSL-office.
No need to send cards in advance. QSL Manager is DJ7SX.

As you know, there will be plenty of activity from the Laccadives
Islands next month (#2 on the top ten for DXCC). Jean Michel, F6AJA,
suggests to visit the following Web page to see the complete (possibly)
set of QSLs from previous Laccadives activities. Please visit:
Just follow "galerie de QSL" and then "les dix contrees les plus
recherchees"... and you will find a set of cards for the 10 most wanted,
including the Laccadives....

XF4DL LOGS. The online logs for XF4DL can be found at:
They reportedly have over 56k QSOs in the log. QSL information is as
- only North America - all QSLs via the bureau or direct to N6AWD
- all others - QSL via the bureau or direct to DL9NDS

QSL ZT2V via ZS2DL. Activity was during the CQWW SSB Contest from Port
Elizabeth, South Africa. This is the first activation of the ZT2 prefix
since 1939. Operator was Donovan, ZS2DL. Look for him with this callsign
again in the next CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th).

SPECIAL EVENT (ISWL). The International Shortwave League (ISWL), continues
with their 60th (Diamond) anniversary celebrations throughout the month of
November. Look for the following to be active this month:

GB6SWL - Activity between November 11-12th, from Colchester in Essex.
The station is being run by the Colchester ARS. (A Club
Affiliated to the ISWL).

GB6SWL - Activity between November 18-19th, from Annan in Dumfrieshire,
Scotland. John, GM6LYJ, will be the main operator.

GB6SWL - Activity between November 25-26th, from Tewkesbury in
Gloucestershire. Walt, G3NYY, will be the main operator.

The ISWL Club's callsigns GX4BJC/P and MX1SWL/P will also be active
throughout October. With only 2 months left for these celebrations, the
ISWL Awards Program is open to non members for a very small fee to cover
postage to any country in the world. Please visit the following Web page
for all the details, including QSL information and the Special Diamond
Anniversay Awards etc... at:

T40, CUBA. Operators Winston/CO2WF, Willy/CO2MHZ (ex-CO2UG) and Juan
Carlos/CO2JD will be active as T40C during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL Manager is Phil, N1KI. Activity
will be from Bocaciega, at Habana West Beach's.

TI, COSTA RICA. Dick, W0RAA, reports that he will be leaving on November
21st for Costa Rica as a member of a team for the CQWW DX CW Contest.
He is expected to be active before the contest signing as TI5/W0RAA,
and will operate RTTY on 14085 kHz (+/-) and PSK31 on 14070 kHz (+/-).
Dick may also be active on some SSB and will try to operate split
(listening UP). He hopes to hand out Costa Rica on PSK31 and RTTY,
which he believes is needed by many. QSL via W0RAA with a SASE.

TZ, MALI (Update). Everything is a go for the members of the VooDoo Contest
Group which will be active as TZ5A for the second year in a row during the
2006 CQWW CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via
G3SXW. Operators mentioned a Ed/AA7A, Roger/G3SXW, Fred/G4BWP, John/
G4IRN, Robert/GM3YTS, Vince/K5VT, Mike/KC7V and Lee/KY7M. The callsign
TZ5A will be used only during the contest. During precontest activity,
operators will operate with their own callsign, and each operator will
handle their own QSLs. Look for the following callsigns to be active
outside of the contest:
November 18-24th and November 27-30th
TZ6NS via AA7A (also QRV RTTY and 2m EME)
TZ6MF via KC7V (also QRV 160m and 2m EME)

November 18-24th November 21-24th
TZ6RF via GM3YTS (also QRV 160m)
TZ6VT via K5VT
TZ6LF via KY7M

VK9C, COCOS-KEELING (Update). Charlie/W0YG and Barry/N0KV are now active
as VK9CGG until November 20th. They were heard this past week on various
bands CW/SSB. Seems to be plently of CW activity on 40/12/10 meters, and
on SSB, watch 15 meters. QSL via W0YG (direct only).

VP8, ANTARCTICA. Alan, VK6CQ (aka VK0LD, VP8PJ anf 9V1DX), will be active
again from the summer Base Camp at Patriot Hills, Ellsworth Land, until
December 10th. He suggests the following frequencies on CW: 7003, 10103
and 14003 kHz. His equipment will be a Yaesu FT-897D w/100 watts into an
unterminated Vee beam orientated at 011/191 degrees. Alan states, "Please
bear in mind that this is not a DXpedition - I am on a work assignment
and my free time is rather limited, but I will try to be operational every
day for an hour or so subject to work load." He will be signing VP8PJ
from Patriot Hills base. He mentions that the Chile Telecomm Authority
has also issued him a reciprocal licence CE/VK0LD (the XQ prefix is issued
to Chilean residents only). Alan will use CE8/VK0LD from Punta Arenas and
CE9/VK0LD from the Chilean refuge Arturo Parodi (near Patriot Hills Base
Camp) or Vinson Base Camp (120 miles North West of Patriot Hills). QSL
Manger is Dominik, DL5EBE. For more details and updates, visit his Web
site at:
ADDED NOTE: By the time you read this, Adam, K2ARB, will be finishing his
activity from Punta Arenas as CE8/K2ARB and will be heading to Patriot
Hills. His activity will between November 15th and January 27th. His
callsign is not known yet. Adam states that he plans to operate on his
days off on 40/30/20 meters CW and will check in, when possible, on the
Antarctic SSB nets. He will also be keeping a blog about his journey
Alan will try to put an entry in about his operating frequencies and times
once he gets going and will talk about what is happening at the base.

WP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Kenji (Ken), JH3AIU/K2AJ (ex-JR3EDE), will be
active as WP2AIU from November 20-24th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters,
CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. He will be mainly on 160/80 meters, the WARC bands
and the Digital mode. QSL via JH3AIU.

XT2, BURKINA FASO (Update). The Provins ARS (F6KOP) has announced their
next DXpedition will be to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between January
6-20th (See OPDX.780). The F6KOP group announced this past week that the
Bukinabe authorities have issued the following callsigns for their
DXpedition. The DXpedition's callsign will be XT2C. Each operator was
also isssued a personal callsign as follows:
Bob/N6OX: XT2CI Gerard/F2JD: XT2JD
Bill/N2WB: XT2CJ Franck/F5TVG: XT2CD
Dieter/OE8KDK: XT2CK Alain/F5LMJ: XT2CE
Frank/F4AJQ: XT2CC Jean Paul/F8BJI: XT2BJ
Gerard/F2VX: XT2CA Bernard/F9IE: XT2IE
Their web page will be operational very soon.

XU, CAMBODIA. Operator Bruce, AA4XR, will be active as XU7ADF between
November 23-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (band not provided)/Low-Power entry.
QSL via AA4XR.

ZA, ALBANIA. Operators Tom/DL2RMC and Heiko/DL1RTL will be on a holiday
expedition to here between November 8-13th. They plan to sign ZA/homecall
and be active on 160-10 meters on all modes. Also, look for them in the
WAE RTTY Contest. They will have two stations w/100 watts using yagis and
verticals. QSL via their home callsigns, by the bureau or direct.

ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA. Operator Brian, ZD9BCB, is expected to be active
sometime this week from Gough Island (IOTA AF-030) until September 2007.
No QSL route or bands/modes of activity were provided. Meanwhile, Andy,
ZD9BV, continues to be active from the same island, especialy on 20 and
17 meters SSB. There have been some QSNs reported on 10 meters. QSL only

ZS3, SOUTH AFRICA. Joe, AA4NN, will be active as ZS3NN from the Northern
Cape of South Africa two days prior to CQ WW CW Contest (November 25-26th).
Activity will be on CW only 160-10 meters, plus the WARC bands. His
location is on the beach south of Port Nolloth. During the CQWW DX CW
Contest, he will be a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via AA4NN.

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ARSI has already received all required permissions to go to Kavaratti
Island in Lakshadweep during the whole of December 2006 and there is
now hectic activity to firm up details.

Most of the members of the group met in Bangalore on the 1st of November
2006 to finalize details of equipment and logistics.

All details have been worked out and we also have the movement plan for
the various operators, the tentative shipping schedule and the tentative
plan for shipping out materials and equipment.

We had two of our members actually visit Kavaratti to check out and make
arrangements to receive the group and now everything has been firmed up.
Conditions are vastly different from the Andamans.

We now also have two more collection hubs for donations- one in Germany
and another in Japan. This will make it easier for contributors to send
their contributions.

The three hubs are given below:

Donation Hub for North America, South America & Canada
Bank Account Name -- Bharat C. Bhushan
Bank Account No: -- 4353045489
Bank Name -- Comerica Bank
Bank Branch -- Stadium Blvd. – Pauline office # 433
1969 W. Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
Receiving bank -- Comerica Bank, Detroit, Michigan, USA
ABA No. 072000096
Mr. Bharat C Bhushan
2815 Sequoia Parkway
Ann Arbor,
Michigan, MI 48103 USA

Donation Hub for Japan

Kiichiro Onishi JH3SIF
3-19 Tomoga-oka, Suma-ku
Kobe Japan 654-0142

Donation Hub for Europe

Franz Langner DJ9ZB
P O Box 150
77950 Ettenheim, Germany

A special e-mail address has been opened for the VU7 information exchange
and it is……

Our webpage is……

Details of how to send the Money ...

We are all looking forward to a great opportunity!

73, de Gopal VU2GMN

Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - --or--
Editor of the "Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin" (OPDX - "DXer's Tool of Excellence")
President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
Sysop of the "Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS" (BARF80.ORG)

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