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Default Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #754

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 754

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 754
BID: $OPDX.754
April 3, 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, ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, K3LR, NG3K, W3UR
DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL2OBO, DL3FCG, DL5EBE, EA5RM, F5NQL & UFT,
& ICPO and VK4FW for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 26th/March, through Sunday, 2nd/April there were 233
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, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4,
A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU,
CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY,
EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA,
HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5,
J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV,
SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY,
TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N,
VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW,
XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7,
ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, 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).

3DA0, SWAZILAND. Vlad, UA4WHX, is currently active as 3DA0VB. The length
of his stay is unknown. Activity has been mainly on 80/40/30/20/17/15
meters CW. However, he has done some 17 meters SSB. QSL via his home

8Q, MALDIVES. Remember to look for Simon, M0BOX, to be active as 8Q7BO
from the Kuredu Island Resort (AS-018), April 7-20th. (See OPDX.752)
Activity will be during his spare time on all bands 40-10 meters, the WARC
bands included. Simon will concentrate on the digital modes, mainly PSK31
plus RTTY and maybe SSTV if requested, and of course SSB. He will NOT be
accepting SKED requests before activation. However, Simon hopes to be able
to connect to the DXCluster network and announce his operating frequency
and mode. QSL via his home callsign. Further information and updates can
be found at:

DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS....................
The North Coast Contesters are pleased to host the 14th Annual Dayton
Contest Dinner. The 2006 Contest Dinner tickets are ready, on hand and
on sale now! Special thanks to DX Engineering for sponsoring the tickets!
Master of Ceremonies for the Contest dinner is John Dorr, K1AR. The 2006
Contest Hall of Fame Inductions will be formally announced by the CQ
WorldWide Contest Director and CQ Contest Hall of Fame member, Bob Cox,
K3EST. Rusty Epps, W6OAT, will be the featured speaker. The Contest dinner
will be held on Saturday night, May 20th, at 6:30 PM. Cash bar opens at
5:30 PM. The dinner will be located at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Official
Contest Hotel) 5th and Jefferson Streets (Next to the Convention Center)
Dayton (Downtown), Ohio, in the VAN CLEVE BALLROOM. Price is 34.00 USDs
TICKETS EARLY ****. Seating is random and is not reserved. Tables are set
in rounds or 8. All Contest dinner ticket orders are handled exclusively
by Craig Clark, K1QX, at: Radioware and Radio Bookstore, PO Box 209,
Rindge, NH 03461 ( You can place your order
for Contest dinner tickets by calling Monday through Friday from 10 AM
to 6 PM eastern USA time at: 1-800-457-7373 or 1-603-899-6957 (for
International) or by FAX 1-603-899-6826 (24 hours) You can also E-MAIL
your orders for Contest dinner tickets to:
E-MAILs must include charge card + number, callsign and return address
information. Contest dinner tickets will be sent via First Class US
Mail no later than May 10th. Deadline for ticket orders is May 7th (NO
EXCEPTIONS). There will be no Contest dinner tickets for purchase at
the door. Many contest operators from around the world attend this event.
If you enjoy radio contesting, you do not want to miss this Contest
dinner. They expect a quick sell out. More details are availabe at:

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Branch Manager, informs that the
DXCC is pleased to announce accreditation of the following operations:
3Y0X - Peter 1 Island; Operation from February 8-19th, 2006
6O0N - Somalia; Operation from January 18th through February 18th, 2006
YI/OM2DX - Iraq; Operation from July 27th through September 21th, 2003
YI3SRA - Iraq; Operation commencing October 3th, 2003

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Hellmuth, DF7XE, will be active as EA6/DF7XE from
the Isla de Formentera (EU-004, DIE E-024, MIA MB-002, WLOTA LH-1148),
May 14-26th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB, CW, PSK31 and RTTY.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

EL2, LIBERIA. Pat, EI5IF, who is currently serving with the Irish Army
contingent in Liberia, is once again active as EL2PM. The length of his
stay this time is unknown. He was heard this past week on 20 meters SSB
after or a little before 0900z and then moved to 17 meters SSB around
1045z. QSL via his home callsign.

EP, IRAN. Two stations have been active over the past week. Ali, EP3AG,
seems to like 20 meters SSB and RTTY. Times to watch are between 1245-1600z
and sometimes between 0515-1000z. QSL via info on Also, look
for operator Shahryar "Yar", EP4SP, who can sometimes be found on 30/20/15
meters CW between 1030-1600z. He has also be on SSB and PSK. QSL via
direct to his home callsign.

EU PSK AWARD PROGRAM. The Scottish-Russian ARS (SRARS) is proud to
introduce their brand new Web site for the European PSK Award Program at:
Much of the site's content has been updated or redesigned along with
several new sections and pages. The Web site's model and construction
has been changed entirely. Among some of the new sections are a new awards
and badges rules pages, flash albums, easy to apply shopping cart, contest
pages, PSK31 links (contests, equipment, soft, articles etc), flashnews
Blog page where you will find the latest information on the Award Program's
development status. Please have a look around and provide them with your

HR, HONDURAS. Marco, EA1APV, continues his Central American activity this
week (see OPDX.751) as HR5/EA1APV from Copan Ruins. The Copan Ruins are the
most important ancients from Mayan Culture. From April 7-14th, he will be
active as HR6/EA1APV from Roatan Island (in the Bahia Island Group - IOTA
NA-057). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

IOTA NEWS........................
AF-004. Operators Michael/DL3FCG, Lars/DL6FCB, Fred/DL8MG, Reiner/DL4ZF
and crew will be active as EA8/homecall from Tenerife Island
between April 28th and May 5th. They plan to have two stations
active on all HF bands. QSL via the bureau to homecalls.

AS-043. Operators JA1UNS, JI1PLF, 7NGMK, 7L4PVR and 7N4VPS plan to be
active as homecall/1 from Hachijo Island (JIIA AS-043-003),
JA1 South Izu, from May 19-22nd. Activity will be on all HF
bands CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns. You can go
direct or via the bureau.

EU-009. Members of the Orkney Amateur Radio Club will be activating the
Isle of Shapinsay (IOSA OR-07), between Thursday, April 13th
and Sunday, April 17th (subject to weather and sea conditions).
They plan to have two full power stations on 80/40/30/20/17/15/10
meters CW and SSB. The callsign for this operation will be
MM0MWW. They will have a Web page devoted to this DXpedition
which will be updated when necessary at:

EU-120. Geoff, G0PFH, will active as GX2UG from Holy Island (Lindisfarne)
from April 6-8th. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters SSB only.
QSL via G2UG (

EU-125. Operators Mike/DK6QW, Claus/DF8QJ and Reinhard/DL6YFB will
be active as OZ/homecall from Fanoe Island (NS-002 for the
Danish Islands Award), April 15-22nd. Sporadic activity will
be on 80-10 meters CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 during the above
dates. QSL via the operator's respective home callsign, direct
or by the bureau.

EU-146. Members from the Royal Union of Belgian Amateur Radio (UBA)
from the Antwerp Section OSA will be activating Schouwen
Duivenland from the Nieuwschouwen (West Schouwen) Lighthouse
(ARLHS NET-029) between April 3-7th. Activity will be on all
HF bands and all modes using the club callsign signing as
PA/ON4OSA. Operators will be ON4AWT, ON4CF, ON6JK and possibly
others. QSL via ON4AWT. Further information can be found at:

NA-110. Members of the Low Country Contest Club will be active as NU4SC
from Folly Island (SC-015S for the U.S. Islands Award, Charleston
County, South Carolina), April 22-23rd. They will also activate
the Morris Island Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-515 and WLH K-104 for
"The World Lighthouse Award" - TWLHD) for the ARLHS Spring Lights
QSO Party. The team will be located on the northwest end of
Folly Island. Activity will be mostly SSB on the HF bands, on
the usual IOTA and lighthouse frequencies. QSL via K3IXD, direct
( or by the bureau.

NA-137. Mark, KO1U, will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
29-30th) from both Cousins (USI ME-041S) and Littlejohn (USI
ME-065) Islands, in the Casco Bay, Cumberland County, Maine.
Look for activity on all bands. QSL via his home callsign,
direct ( or through the bureau.

NA-142. Operators Jim/WB9PZB, Carol/WB9PZA and Jerry/WB9ONU will be
active as WB9PZB/4 from Santa Rosa Island (FL-003S for the U.S.
Islands Award, Escambia/Okaloosa Counties, Florida), between
April 30th and May 4th. Look for them to be active on 3765 kHz
(+/-) or 7265 kHz (+/-) between 1400-1600z and on 14265 kHz
(+/-) between 1700-1900z. Their activity may be limited because
this is a vacation trip. QSL direct to WB9PZB ( with
a SASE for domestic return and a SAE + Green Stamps for DX.
Further information can be found at:

OC-042. Rag, LA6FJA, will be active as DU1/KI4KJP from Luzon Island,
Philippines, between April 6th and May 1st. Activity will be
on 80/40/30/20/17 meters CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via WY4N

J6, ST. LUCIA. Oleg, KD7WPJ/UR5BCP, has informed OPDX that his DXpedition
scheduled for March 30th through April 5th has been postponed. This is
due to some "immigration service requirement". He plans to resolve the
problem but does not know how long it will take. More details will be

OA, PERU. Just a remonder that Daniel, DL5YWM, will be in active from
Lima as OA4/DL5YWM between April 7-30th (See OPDX.752). Activity will be
limited to his freetime on CW/SSB. Daniel informs OPDX that he will "try"
160m and 80m but it is difficult because of the very high QRM level in
Lima City. QSL to his homecall using the address. Also, remember
that he will be joined later by operators Marcial/OA4DM, Jorge/OA4BHY and
Daniel/DL5SE to activate Isla Chincha del Centro (IOTA SA-073) possibly
between April 22-26th (+/- 1 day, depenting on the weather and the sea).
The lighthouse there will be activated and the reference number is WLOTA
362. QSL for this operation is via Jeff, DL5WM (ok on

PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Operators Harvey/K0RAY, Clyde/N0BDS, Philip/N0KE,
Kelly/N0VD and Kyle/WA4PGM will be active as PJ4E from Bonaire during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via WA4PGM
direct only.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.............................
Tom, DL2OBO, announced that he has uploaded his QSOs for his recent
HB0/DL2OBO operation to the LoTW. QSOs included more than 1100 160m
QSOs. More details on his operation with updated pictures are available

Jose, N4BAA, has announced that he is the QSL Manager for KG4WW and
KG44WW until further notice. He also states, "Bill (KG4WW) is moving
here to NORFOLK, VA, in April and has asked me to handle his QSLs until
he get here..."

Several reports indicate that the R1MVW QSLs are or have been received
in the mail over the past week.

Bill, VK4FW, informs OPDX that effective March 6th all postage rates
have gone up in Australia. Airmail letter (up to 50 grams) is now
AUD 1.85.

Dominik, DL5EBE, who recently returned from Scotland, received a package
with VP8PJ QSLs from the QSL shop (Berlin, Germany). Cards were expected
to be answered this past weekend and put into the mail on Monday morning.
He states, "They (QSLs) look very nice!"

S0, WESTERN SAHARA. Antonio, EA5RM (S01R), informs OPDX that the S01R
Western Sahara Dxpedition Web page has been updated. A few pictures of
their QTH in the heart of the Sahara desert has been added and the
announcement of Hitoshi, JH2UVL, will be the teams pilot for Japan.
The team is departing from Alicante (Spain), April 10th, and they will
spend their first night in Rabuni, capital city of the Saharauian refugee
camps in Algeria. After their stay, the team will travel in 3 cars from
Rabuni to Tifariti during a 8 hours trip into the desert. Probably, SŲ1R
will be on air between April 11-16th with 4 different stations on 160-10
meters on CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. Check out the news at:

SPECIAL EVENT. Members of the "REMO" radio club in Saratov will activate
their club station RZ4CWW with the special callsign R4G between April
1-20th, to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first astronaut space
flight on board the Russian spaceship "VOSTOK". On April 12, 1961, the
first astronaut Yuri Gagarin touched down near Saratov on the left bank
of the river Volga. A special QSL card is available via RZ4CWW (direct
or by the bureau).

VI9, NORFOLK ISLAND. Bill, VK4FW, informs OPDX that everything is basically
in place for their special operation to Norfolk Island. All equipment is
about to be freighted in, and the following operators are all confirmed
(with 2 more still trying to finalize their travel arrangements): Ron/VE7NS,
Eddie/VK4AN, VK4DV, John/VK5PO and Bill/VK4FW. Bill states, "They still
have a spot for a good CW operator. As plane flights are very much full,
it is ever increasingly hard to actually get a flight between May 24th
and June 21st." The team fully realizes that this DXCC entity is not highly
wanted. However, they believe that the oportunity to be part of the 150th
anniversary of the landing of HMS Bounty Mutineers is a very special reason
to participate in the festivities. They will have 3 complete stations on
air for the total time they are there operating SSB, CW and RTTY. The
operators will make use of N1MM logging program which will keep all the
operators in touch with general propagation as well as grey line times.
There will be 2 QSL routes available to make sure that everyone has a
way of getting a QSL card. There will be 2 different QSL cards available
(one full color and one a standard single color). All direct QSL cards
are to go to: ODXG, PO Box 612, Childers, 4660, Australia. Donations of
5 USDs or more will get special priority when QSLing begins. QSLing will
be very quick. The other QSL route will be via the bureau address to be
supplied soon. Please note that 2 USDs or IRC are required for standard
postage. Envelopes received with insufficent postage will be sent via the
bureau system. The team would like to thank the following for their support:
VK3AJJ. Further donations are appreciated to offset the cost of freight.
Please feel free to contact them if you have any further queries at:

VISALIA DX CONVENTION NEWS (Topband Dinner). The Topbander's DX Dinner
will take place on Friday, April 21st, at 6:30 PM in the banquet room at
the Sizzler Steak House, 2121 Caldwell Ave. in Visalia, California, during
the International DX Convention there. Dinner attendees will order from
the Sizzler menu and pay their tabs individually. There is no fee to
attend. To ensure adequate seating if you plan to attend, please contact
Earl, K6SE, at:

There will be no after dinner presentations. These will take place at the
Convention hotel on Saturday, April 22nd at 4:00 PM in the Maple room
where Mike Mraz, N6MZ, will give a presentation about the 160-meter aspects
of the FT5XO and 3B9C DXpeditions. Information on the Convention's
activities may be seen at:

YJ0, VANUATU. Guenter, DL2AWG, will be in Port Villa between April 19th
and May 1st. He has requested the callsign YJ0AWG (or possibly YJ0WG).
Activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB/RTTY/PSK. Equipment will be a FT-857
with a 300w PA and Triple Leg antenna for 40-10m. QSL via DL2AWG.

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