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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 762

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 762
BID: $OPDX.762
June 12, 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, K2FF, N2OO, K3BZ,
NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, 4Z4DX, CX3AN, DL1EK &
The DX News Letter, E21EIC, F5NQL & UFT, EA7FTR, G3SXW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH &
& ICPO and GM3WOJ/ZL1CT for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 4th/June, through Sunday, 11th/June there were 217
countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q,
8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, CE, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4,
DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG,
FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC,
HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, S2, S5, S7,
S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T30, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI,
TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU,
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).

2006 WRTC (Attention All IARU Contest Participants - Lottery and Prizes).
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) will be held in Brazil on
July 8-9th as a part of the IARU HF Championship Contest. There will be
47 two-man WRTC teams from all around the world that will be on the air.
The results of the WRTC 2006 Contest must be ready within 35 hours after
the IARU Contest; therefore, they need as many IARU logs as possible and
as soon as possible to verify the logs of the WRTC2006 Competitors. Send
all IARU logs direct at or via until
they cut-off the reception of the IARU logs at the WRTC2006 Headquarters
some time late Sunday/early Monday (UTC). Prizes will be available for
participants of the IARU Contest who send their logs within 6 hours after
the contest. For more details, please read the 2006 WRTC press release

9M0, SPRATLY ISLANDS. By the time you read this, Tex, 9M2TO, will be
finishing up his 9M0/9M2TO operation from Layang Layang Island, Spratly
Islands (AS-051). His activity was expected to take place between 1200z,
June 9th and 2200z, June 12th. Tex plans to get all the necessary
documentations for this DXpedition. He was expected to be active on all
bands, 80-6 meters, including the WARC bands and CW only. QSL via the
JARL Bureau to JA0DMV or direct to: Tex Izumo, 2C-10-03 Mutiara Apt,
Jalan Sungai Emas, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Is, Malaysia.

DXCC NEWS...........
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Branch Manager, reports that the following
operation is approved for DXCC credit:
T61AA - Afghanistan; Current operation effective May 23rd, 2006

ARRL Letter. The Republic of Montenegro, which declared its independence
on June 3rd, reportedly has now applied for United Nations membership.
This is just one more move to pave the way for the tiny Balkan nation
to join the ARRL DXCC list. "Once Montenegro is accepted into the UN or
obtains a callsign prefix block, DXers will have a new DXCC entity," says
ARRL Membership Services Manager Wayne Mills, N7NG. The ARRL Letter
states, "The division of Serbia and Montenegro eliminates what remained
of Yugoslavia. Serbia's parliament this week declared Serbia a sovereign
nation as heir to the former Serbia-Montenegro union. Assuming that Serbia
continues to hold its current seat in the UN, it will remain on the DXCC
list as a pre-existing and continuing DXCC entity, Mills explained. A
decision on whether to admit Montenegro into the UN must go before the
UN Security Council and then to the UN General Assembly." The length of
this process is at this time unknown.

E2/HS, THAILAND (WARC Bands - "Permission Imminent"). Tony Waltham,
HS0ZDX, Editor of the Bangkok Post Database, reports that the long-awaited
permission to operate on the WARC bands (30, 17 and 12 meter bands) is
just around the corner, according to John (Narissara), HS1CHB, who told
those present at the June 4th Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST)
meeting. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has agreed to
issue a temporary permission for those radio amateurs in Thailand who
notify them of their desire to be active on these bands which also
includes permission to operate on the 80 and 160 meter bands. This
temporary permission will be valid until the end of the year. The RAST
officials said that the yet-to-be-formed National Broadcasting Commission
would need to be in place before any permanent spectrum changes could be
made. To qualify for this privilege, which includes permission to operate
on the 80 and 160 meter bands, amateur radio operators should send a copy
of their station licence, their equipment licence and their operator's
licence to Maj Narissara Shaowanasai, HS1CHB, Post Office Box 1, Bangkok,
10900, Thailand. They should also submit logs of their operations on these
bands to HS1CHB on a monthly basis as the NTC requires that these be
submitted as well.
LAST MINUTE UPDATE (Provided by Champ E21EIC): John (Narissara), HS1CHB,
who is the RAST liaison officer working on this permission, was informed
that the NTC will approve the use of the WARC bands and the low bands
during the forthcoming week. Details of the frequencies and modes for
both the WARC and the low bands will be posted during the coming week on
the RAST Web site at:

FW8, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS. Toshi, JA8BMK, will be active as FW8AA
from July 15-24th. Operations will be with a TS-480HX w/200w using a
5 band spider beam on CW/SSB only. QSL via JA8UWT.

GJ/MJ, JERSEY. Operator Rich, K2WR, will be active as GJ2A during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30) as a Single-Op/Mixed/24h entry. Look for
operation by Rich 3 days before and 1 day after contest as MJ0AWR. He is
taking E-mail for band/mode skeds. His E-mail address is:
QSL via K2WR (also direct from non-USA to GJ3DVC).

IOTA NEWS.......................
AF-032. Dane, S57CQ, will be active as 5H1DN from Zanzibar Island
between July 7-14th. Activity will include the IARU HF
World Championship (July 8-9th). QSL via S57DX.

AS-008. Operators JL1OVB and 7L3ATQ will be active as homecall/1 from
Mikura Island (JIIA AS-008-005), JA1 North Izu Group, June
17-19th. Activity will be on or near the usual IOTA frequencies.
QSL via their home callsigns, direct or through the JARL Bureau.

EU-028. Stefano, IZ5FDE, will be active as IA5/IZ5FDE from Elba Island
(Isola d'Elba) in the Tuscany Region IOTA Group (IIA LI-001,
MIA MI-022, it will also count for WLOTA LH-0609), from August
13-25th. QSL via IZ5FDE, by the bureau or direct to:
Stefano Tiburi, Box 65 - 50068 Rufina FI, Italy. More information
can be found at:

EU-064. Once again the members of the Provins ARC (F6KOP) and the
Fontainebleau ARS (F8KTH) will be active as TM7C in the IOTA
Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed/24hr/Low-Power
entry from Noirmoutier Island. Operators mentioned a
Bernard/F9IE, Serge/F6AML, Pascal/F5JSD, John/F5VHQ and Frank/
F4AJQ. Look for activities by the operators several days before
and after the contest on the WARC bands and VHF (6/2 meters).
Modes will be CW, SSB and may be digitals. Team members will
sign homecall/p. QSL via F4AJQ.

EU-010. The GM7V contest team (Ops. GM3WOJ, GM4YXI, GM0RLZ and MM0CCC)
will be active from the Island of Benbecula (IOSA OH04, Scotia
HI08 and WAB NF75) during the RSGB IOTA Contest on July 29-30th.
Please QSL via M0CMK (see

EU-140. Operators OH6HJE, OH6MTG, OH6NJ and OH6UV will be active as
OH6AW/5 from Kaunissaari, July 5-10th. Look for activity to
be mostly CW and SSB, with some digital mode operations.

EU-189. The June 2006 IOTA DXpedition to Rockall Island has been
cancelled due to the lack of financial support. See their Web
page for details at:

NA-055. Operators Eric/N8YC, Phil/KG8AP, Brian/K4BRI, Lynn/WD8JAW
and possibly others plan to operate as K8SCH from Deer Isle
(USI ME-014S, Hancock County, Maine) between September 25-29th.
Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters SSB, depending on
band conditions. QSL via K8SCH (

NA-077. Guy, VE2QRA, will once again be active as VE2QRA/p from
Anticosti Island (CISA QC-001, Grid Loc. FN89, it will also
count for WLOTA LH-0042), between August 13-18th. Activity
will be on 80-6 meters, mostly SSB. QSL direct (with SASE or
SAE + sufficient postage) only to VE2QRZ: Guy Bouchard,
1108 Daphne, Quebec, G3K 1W6, Canada. PLEASE NOTE: 1 USD for
Canada/USA and 2 USDs outside North America. More information
is available via his Web at:

NA-112. Kyle, W4KTF, will be active as W4KTF/p from Emerald Isle (Bogue
Banks - USI NC-010S, Carteret County, North Carolina), now
through June 17th. Activity will be on 75-2 meters, mainly SSB.
Look for him on 20 meters around 1900-2100z and anywhere on
20-10 meters around 1300z. QSL via his home callsign.

NA-176. Dave, VA2DV, will activate two islands in this Quebec Province
(St. Lawrence Gulf) Center Group between August 7-11th. He
will operate holiday style as VA2DV/p from Gande Ile (CISA
QC-019, for the Canadian Islands Award) and Ile Nue de Mingan
(CISA New). Dave will be using a 100 watt rig and will probably
operate mainly on 20/17 meters with some 80 meters activity
at night. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

KH0/WH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Tony/JA6CNL and Asayuki/JA6AGA will
operate as KH0N and WH0C respectively, from Saipan (OC-086), between
June 16-20th. Activity will include the All-Asian DX CW Contest (June
17-18th). Outside the contest, operators will spend some time on the
WARC bands and 160 meters CW (1820/1910 kHz). QSL via their home callsigns.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. The International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend
(ILLW 2006) will be held on the third weekend of August (18-20th). The
BAHIA BLANCA DX GROUP will once again be active from four different
lighthouses simultaneously during the weekend event. Look for these
lighthouses to be active on all bands and modes, including the digimodes
RINCON Lighthouse (ARG-036) -- Special Prefix L36E; Lat. 39 23' S Long.
62 01' W; Grid Locator = FF80xo; Located in Verde
Peninsula in Villarino County.

RECALADA Lighthouse (ARG-009) -- Lat. 39 00 S Long. 61 16 W.; Grid
Locator = FF91ia; Located in Monte Hermoso. This is
the tallest LH in South America and the sixth in the
world. It was 100 years old last January. Operators
will use their own callsigns plus "/D" because they
are located in the Province of Buenos Aires.

BALIZA CHICA Lighthouse (ARG-083) -- Lat. 38 53 S Long. 61 58 W; Grid
Locator = FF91ac; Located at 30 Km. from the Puerto
Belgrano Naval Base. Operators will use their own
callsigns plus "/D" because they are located in the
Province of Buenos Aires.

HIPASAM Lighthouse (ARG-040) -- FIRST TIME ACTIVITY; Lat. 41 43' S Long.
65 02' W; Grid Locator = FE78lg; Located in Punta
Colorada, 20 Km. east from Sierra Grande, Rio Negro
Province. Operators will use their own callsigns plus
"/V" because they are located in the Province of Rio

All contacts with the Recalada, Baliza Chica and Rincon Lighthouses will
organized by Bahia Blanca DX Group:
All QSLs by bureau or direct via LU7DSY: Carlos Almiron, P.O. Box 709,
8000 Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you send direct, only one
envelope with all cards is OK: Up to 2 QSL = 1 IRC --- More than 2
Cards = 2 IRC. For more information, contact:

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Ari/OH5DX and others will be active as OH0Z during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL
via W0MM.

P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IOTA Op). Johan, PA3EXX/VK4WWI, will be active as
P29VV from the Witu Islands (OC-181), June 16-19th. Activity will be on
40/30/20/15/10 meters CW/SSB. If possible, Johan will operate from New
Britain (OC-008), a few days before and after the expedition to OC-181.
QSL info and additional information will be published on the Web page:

QSL INFO AND NEWS.......................
DON'T THROW AWAY THOSE OLD IRCS! Glenn, K2FF, points out to OPDX readers
that the date on the current IRCs that reads "31 Dec 06 is an expiration
date which simply means they can't be SOLD to customers AFTER that date.
However, they can be redeemed forever. Hams simply need to be armed with
the copy of the right pages from the International Mail Manual (IMM).
Glenn states, "This is right out of the 2006 edition of the International
Mail Manual..." Please note the last sentence in very first paragraph:
372 International Reply Coupons
372.1 Description

a. The sender of a letter may prepay a reply by purchasing reply
coupons which are sold and exchangeable for postage stamps at post
offices in member countries of the Universal Postal Union. The
period of exchange of international reply coupons issued by the
Universal Postal Union on or after January 1, 1975 is unlimited.

Glenn states, "I still redeem the little old IRCs at my post office
here on the MS Gulf Coast!"

UPDATE. Last week we mentioned that Fran, EA7FTR,(who manages many
stations) was to be in the hospital. Fran has informed OPDX that he
is now out of the hospital and is doing fine. He wants to thank everyone
(all the Hams) who were asking about him. He really appreciated it. It
was also reported that Fran's son David, EB7AEY/EC7AGG, states that
all direct QSL requests for the stations Fran manages have now been put
in the mail.

3Y0X (XR9A and CE0Z) QSL STATUS. Bob, N2OO, has posted the following
update on the QSL progress dated June 6th, 2006: "Today, we put another
50 pounds of cards in the mail which were all processed last week and
at our Sunday, June 4th, SJDXA team QSL session. We also had sent about
10 pounds since our last report, so this brings us to 285 pounds of 3YX
QSL mail sent to-date. We have now confirmed 27,477 QSO's, or 32% of
ALL QSO's made by 3YX. I estimate that we have now answered approximately
65% of all requests received. About 95% of all 3YX contributor's cards
have been answered. Some reasons why some contributors will not have
their cards yet a
* Received recently (approximately last 2 weeks)
* Made special request for separate cards per band, mode and/or per
QSO (Too time-consuming right now) Card(s) set aside for "not
in log" research
* Sent multiple calls in same envelope
* May have accidentally gotten mixed in with non-contributors (we
ARE human)
* Postal service mangled the mail (a small handful came back damaged
and "to address" unreadable)

This week, we will begin to "pre-process" the SWL and non-contributor
cards. Another QSL session will be scheduled for June 11th and another
mailing should be ready for June 12th.

CEZ update: I understand that the cards have been ordered but they
have not arrived here yet. The confirmation pre-process is complete, so
once the cards arrive labels will be printed and cards should start to
flow 'slowly' as they will be processed by one of our SJDXA QSL team
members. When this starts, I will post a new update here.

XR9A, XR9A/8, XR9A/MM update: Log pre-processing was recently begun by
another of our SJDXA team QSL members. We had been putting these off
in order to better concentrate on the 3YX cards. We do have the XR9
cards from the printer so, once the pre-processing is complete, and we
figure out how to process the /mm cards properly, we will start to get
these out as well. When this starts, I will post a new update here.

PLEASE read the 'QSL PROCESS' below if you haven't done so already. It
should answer any other questions you might have regarding our operation.
When ALL QSLing is 'current', I will make an announcement on this web
site, and there will be a press release made as well. At THAT time, I
would welcome ANY and ALL inquiries and pledge to help resolve any
lingering QSL issues. PLEASE DO NOT email N2OO at this time! Emails at
this time will only slow the process down....."
de N2OO and the SJDXA QSL team!

SPECIAL EVENT. Members of the Michigan DX Association (MDXA) and the
Amateur Radio Group Of Youth In Lowell (ARGYL) will activate special
event station N8S on the USS Silversides Submarine in honor of all who
served in WWII submarine radio rooms. Look for them to be on air from
1600z, July 16th to 1600z, July 17th. Activity will be on all HF and VHF
bands, except the WARC bands. They plan to have one station on top side
of the submarine and another station below deck. QSL via N8S (
For more information and frequencies, visit the following Web page at:

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station 8J3SEA to be active between
July 15th and September 15th to commemorate the 34th SEANET (South East of
Asia Amateur Radio Network) Convention (2006) in Osaka. Activity will be
on all HF bands and modes. QSL via the JARL bureau.

SPECIAL EVENT (2006 World Cup)....................
DL5DCL/06 - Dirk, DL5DCL, will be active during the FIFA Soccer World
Cup 2006 in Germany, between now and July 9th. All QSOs
will be confirmed with a special QSL Card. Dirk plans to
be very active on the HF bands CW only and mainly on the
WARC bands (30/17/12m). An online log will be available
during the activity. For more information, visit the Web
page at:

DR06SOCCER - This special callsign will only be aired during the 2006
FIFA Soccer World Cup (June 9th - July 9th)being held in
Germany. This callsign will be activated by the members of
the DARC District Group A07 (Karlsruhe). A special QSL card
will be sent out to confirm the contacts.

SV5, DODECANESE (Update). Dov, 4Z4DX, will be active as SV5/M0DOV and
J45DOV from Rhodes Islands (EU-001, MIA MGD-028, WLOTA LH-0045), July
15-20th. Activity will be on all bands and modes; also an entry in the
IOTA Contest as SX5P. QSL via 4Z4DX.

SV9, CRETE. Alain, ON6MG, will be active as SV9/ON6MG/p between now and
June 23rd. Look for him on 14059 and 18079 kHz (+/- QRM), using only 5
watts and dipole antennas. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the

SV9, CRETE. World traveler Bert, CX3AN, informs OPDX that he will be
operating from Crete as SV9/CX3AN from July 6-10th. He will be running
only 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign. Bert
will be joining Theodooros, SV9/SV1EJD, and Fotis, SV9/SV1CIG, on the
island. Bert states, "Operation was possible thanks to the kindly
assistance of Theo who represents the warm welcome behaviour of the
Greek people."

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Mika, OH6MKL, is now active as T66T through July. Reports
indicate that he will be on 160-10 meters CW/SSB. However, he was heard
this past week mainly on 30/20 meters CW between 1400-1900z. QSL via his
home callsign.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Tom, K4ZGB, will be active as VP5/K4ZGB
from Providenciales (NA-002), between July 25th and August 1st. Look for
activity on all bands, CW and SSB. Tom also plans to participate in the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via his home callsign.

YM3, TURKEY. Camille, LX1CC, will be on holiday from Pamucak-Selcuk-Izmir
and plans to be active as YM3CC, between now June 28th. Activity will be
on all bands. YM3CC was heard this past weekend on 40 meters SSB. QSL via
Camille's home callsign, by the bureau or direct. No eQSL. SWL QSL cards OK.

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President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
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