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Главная » 2012 » Август » 20 » Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1075
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1075
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1075
BID: $OPDX.1075
August 20, 2012
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, NJ1Q & W1AW, WA2HMM, NG3K & ADXO, W3BTX, W3UR &
& 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, CT1FJZ, CX3AL, DK8JB & The DX News
Letter, DL1SBF,, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les
Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LZ1ZF, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News,
OK6DJ, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM1TDE,
Land DX Club and YF1AR for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 12th-August, through Sunday, 19th-August there were 220
countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P,
8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU,
E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ,
F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0,
HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o,
JT, JW, JX, JY, K, 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, PJ4, PJ5, PY,
PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5,
V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, VU7, XE,
XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8,

* 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).

5T0, MAURITANIA (Update). A group of Polish radio amateurs will be active
as 5T0SP between November 24th and December 10th, from Mauritania. They've
already got their license which was possible thanks to the great kindness
of the l'Autorité de Régulation of Mauretania and with a great help from
Jean, 5T0JL. Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB and the Digital modes. Their license does not allow for 6 meters
operations - perhaps it will change but it is not sure now. There will
be a focus on JA and Far East. Operators mentioned are Bob/SP2EBG, Jan/
SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Ryszard/SP6FXY, Janusz/SP6IXF and
Jean/5T0JL. They have not yet decided who will be the QSL Manager. It is
not sure if they will have Internet access at their QTH. If they have
access to the Internet, the logs will be uploaded daily to the ClubLog.
Otherwise, logs will be uploaded to the ClubLog after the DXpedition.
The DXpedition's Web site is at: 
You can find there the latest news and also take part in their survey for
bands/modes most needed. Any other questions or suggestions can be sent

5Z, KENYA. Eric, SM1TDE, will be active as 5Z4/SM1TDE from Diani Beach,
Mombasa, between November 5-22nd. This will be a family vacation and
activity will be limited to how much his XYL and kids allow. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters on CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau,
direct or LoTW. He thanks Ted, 5Z4NU, for getting his license application
through the system. For more details, visit his HAM Blog at:

8Q, MALDIVES. Juergen, OE4JHW, will be active as 8Q7OE from the Maldives
between September 3-14th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters
using SSB and BPSK (mode at night). He will focus on stations from DL,
HB0, HB9 and OE, as well as on North and South America. QSL via his
home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Also, LoTW and eQSL.

9/11 SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS........................
  * Members of the Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club (STARC), will
    be operational as N1Y, September 8th and 9th. Activity is commemorating
    the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks. They will be operating
    on 40/20/15 meters using CW and SSB, in the "General" portions of the
    bands. A special QSL may be had by sending a SASE to the
    address of W2SBL.

  * Look for special event station N3U/Flt93 (N3U/United Flight 93) to be
    activated once again between September 8-13th, to remind "Amateur
    Radio Operators World-Wide" of the tragic events that happened near
    "Shanksville (Pa), New York City and Washington DC, on September 11,
    2001." Operators mentioned are Bob/W3BTX and Roy/W3TEF. QSL N3U/Flt 93
    via W3PN, by the Bureau or direct (Please include SASE and enough
    return postage. If additional postage is needed...your QSL will be
    returned via the BUREAU). For more details,

  * Look for Bob/W3BTX and Roy/W3TEF to be active as P49T (P49Towers)
    from Aruba between September 14-21st. QSL via W3BTX, by the W3
    Bureau or direct. Don't QSL via the P4 Bureau or eQSL.

D2, ANGOLA. Paulo "Paul", CT1FJZ, informs OPDX that he is now in Angola
and is expected to be there for one year working in Benguela and Huambo.
Look for him to be active as D2FJZ, mainly on the weekends and limited
during the weekdays. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB using a TS-480S
with 100 watts into a EZwire (160-10m) and CT-V5a vertical antenna
(20/17/15/12/10m). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

DU1, PHILIPPINES. Alan, W7XA, will be active as DU1/W7XA near Tagaytay
Ridge which is about 40 miles south of Manila between now and August
27th. Activity will be on 20/17/15 meters using mostly CW and some SSB
depending on conditions. Alan informs OPDX that he will use 100 watts
and a dipole only. QSL via his home callsign (

DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK. With more and more DXpeditions putting
their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them
(possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
  2012 - N6G Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary:!
  2011 - FP Cambridge University Wireless Society DXpedition:
  2011 - TP50CE Short DXpedition (Russian Op):

  If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to
have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use and we will publish

EM0, UKRAINE (Special Event/WFF Op). Members of the Belotserkovsky Radio
Club (BCRC) plan to be active as EM0UBC between August 24-26th. Activity
is to celebrate the Ukraine's Independence Day, and the BCRC will operate
from the territory of the National Park "Alexandria", National Academy
of Sciences of Ukraine (WFF Ukraine - URFF-91, Ukrainian Flora Fauna -
UYFF-33). QSO also counts towards the "Ukrainian Rivers Award" (URA-034-
Ros'River). QSL via UR4UXD. For more details, see:

FT5W & FT5X, CROZET AND KERGUELEN. Gildas, TU5KG, will once again be active
a  TU5KG/MM in the vicinity of Crozet (FT5W?) and Kerguelen (FT5X?) during
November and December. QSL via F4DXW.

HS, THAILAND. Dennis, K7BV, having recovered from a serious medical
condition, is returning to Asia for a short visit between August 25th
and September 2nd. He will be using his HS0ZKS callsign on HF bands from
the home of John, HS1CHB, and hopes to QSO friends from around the world.
Dennis may also get on the air from Japan as well using his call JF1XJR.
QSL via K7BV's new QTH, 290 West Road, Turkey, NC 28393.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-149.  Operators Gennady/R3BY, Max/RU5D and Oleg/R7LP will be active
           as RI0FM from Moneron Island (RR-16-01, RDA SL-16) sometime
           between late August/early September. Activity will be on the
           HF bands. QSL via R3BY, by the Bureau or direct:
           Gennady Arkhipov, p.Kommunarka, 102-4, Moskovskaya obl, 142770,

  EU-008.  (Update) Members of the Black Country DX & Contest Group will
           be active as MS0OXE from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04, SCOTIA
           DI10, IO66ML, WAB NL94), in the Inner Hebrides Islands between
           September 13-21st. Operators mentioned are Simon/M0VKY, James/
           M0YOM, Drew/G7DMO, Brian/G0JKY and Terry/G4MKP. Activity will
           be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0URX OQRS.
           Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL. Visit their
           Web site at:
           They would like to thank Anthony, MW0JZE, for the loan of one
           of the hex beams they will be using:

  EU-064.  Marc, F6HQP, will be active as F6HQP/p from Yeu Island (DIFM
           AT21) between August 19-21st. QSL via the Bureau.

  EU-176.  Jorgen, SM3CXS, will once again be active as SG3U from Grimskar
           Island between August 23-26th. Activity will be on CW and SSB,
           probably on the IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign,
           by the Bureau or direct and also LoTW.

  EU-183.  A group of Romanian operators will be active as YP1S from
           Sacalinu Mare Island between August 23-29th. QSL via YO9FNP.

  NA-039.  Operators Etahn/K8GU, Kevin/KJ4OAP and Nathaniel/W2NAF will
           be active as KL7/homecall from Adak Island between August 23rd
           and September 12th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, including
           the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via their home
           callsigns or LoTW.

  SA-037.  (Update) Member of the Grupo DX Caracas have rescheduled their
           YW5B DXpedition to La Blanquilla Island between August 21-27th.
           Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, FM, Satellites
           and the Digital modes. QSL Manager is DM4TI.

Aug/20th  HN-LN   Aug/23rd  AN      Aug/25th  HN
Aug/21st  LN-HN   Aug/24th  HN      Aug/26th  HN-AN
Aug/22nd  AN

    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Bill, N6MW, and possibly 1-2 other operators (TBA)
will be active as KH8/N6MW from a hotel in Tutuila, south of the Pago
Pago harbor area (to avoid mountain low angle cut off) between November
8-19th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mainly CW, but some SSB
and RTTY when things slow down. They will have 2 stations with one on
the air 24/7. Focus is to work as many stations as possible, 160 meters
and looking for EU. 15 meters is the anticipated prime band. QSL via
LoTW. For direct and bureau QSL - TBA. For more details and updates,

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Anne, OH2YL, will be active as LX/OH2YL from Luxembourg
between August 24-31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW. QSL
via her home callsign.

PB100, NETHERLANDS (Special Event). To commemorate 100th anniversary
of the ITU Prefixes, look for special event station PB100PREFIX to be
active between October 4-31st. QSL via PB0P. After the tragic loss of
the Titanic (Callsign MGY, the, "M", is from the Marconi company) in
April 1912, there was an acknowledgement that there should be inter-
national standards for radio communications. Therefore, the leading
colonial countries planned several meetings in the aftermath of the
loss of the Titanic. For more details, visit:

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated August 19th)
  4X0A via 4X1VF             CW5X via CX2ABC          HP2TP via HP1RCP
  5B/HA5SE via HA5SE         DM0BARS via DL7UMG       J68HZ via K9HZ
  5W1SA via JA1DXA           E51AIU via JJ8DEN        KH6/JN3NYR via JN3NYR
  6K0ON/4 via DS4DRT         ED2SPS via EA2SPS        LA6Q via LA9VDA
  9A/LX9EG/P via LX1NO       EE7NL via EA7NL          LT5X via WD9EWK
  9A/OE3WYC via OE3WYC       EG1SAU via EA1HNP        OE/DK7FK via DK7FK
  9A/SP9MZH via SP9MZH       EM0LH via US4LGW         OG1G via R3AR
  A41NK via A47RS            EM3WFF via UT4WA         PA2012DYK via PA3RGH
  A60HD via NI5DX            EW/US8ZAL via US8ZAL     PJ5/K3TRM via K3TRM
  A61AM via EA5ZD            EW/UY5HF via UY5HF       PP2/DL3SEZ via DL3SEZ
  BG8GAM via BA4EG           F/M0SLC via OM7PY        SN10ZKD via SP2KDS
  C5YK via ON3TZ             F/ON7RU via ON7RU        SP0CFF via SP2FAP
  CP6/DF9GR via DF9GR        HB0/E73CQ via E77E       TF/EA3QP via EA3QP
  CR5LSV via CT5KAO          HB0/F5PAC via F5PAC      TM89SARA via F5KCC
  CR6LH via CT1GZB           HF20RPL via SP9PRR       ZP6CW via ZP6CU
  CU1ARM via CT-Bureau       HF20WW via SP9KRT
  CW1R via CX1AA             HG20SD via HA8PH

  7O6T QSL STATUS. Bernie, W3UR, reports that the 7O6T QSL cards are
  expected to begin going out in September. For those who donated they
  have already sent the LoTW confirmations.

  9M4SLL ON LOTW. Tim, M0URX, reports: "9M4SLL log has been uploaded to
  LoTW, there is currently a LONG delay on the LoTW system please wait
  for LoTW to process the file. Log has now been uploaded to Club Log
  online log search. Expeditions page."

  QSL HOUSE CLEANING. Henryk, SM0JHF, reports, "I am retired now and can
  no longer afford sending all QSL cards automatically. I have in the past
  50 years personally filled in and shipped more than 100k QSL cards for
  my activities using the following callsigns: SP5AHL (1960-1966), 3Z0L
  (1969), SP5PWK (1969-1974), SM0JHF (since 1978), SK0MT, SK0UX, K6JHF,
  VU3HKE and others." He will "clean house" and dispose of blank cards
  by the end of this year. If you need a card for any of the above call-
  signs, you need to contact him by E-mail:
  He states, "Please do not send any QSL cards to me either direct or
  via any QSL bureau. I don't collect QSL cards and cards via bureau are
  destroyed at arrival. Send only a list, do not send any QSL cards,

  The YB Land DX Club announces that the callsigns YB67RI and YB26SEAG
  are now available on Clublog's OQRS and LoTW.

  VE6MBX and YR0HQ

  T32TX, T32XX, V73AX, VP2ETE, VP2MSN, VY0HL and YR0HQ

  8P5A, 9M2/JE1SCJ, A25SL, AH2R, AO6CHI, C56E, CN8PV, E51MAN, E51NOU,
  EA8URL, EF8HQ, J25DXA, J28RO, J39A, J6/N7UN, J68UN, K6VVA/KL7, WJ2B/KP2,
  KP4ED, OG0Z, OH0Z, P40A, P4/W1HEO, PJ4/K5WE, T30UA, T30YA, T31A, TJ3IC,

R1000, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for special event station
R1000M to be active between now and September 30th. Activity is to
celebrate 1000th anniversary of the "Unity of the Mordovian People with
Peoples of Russia State". Operators menitoned are Alexey/RA4UDC (RDA:
MD-05), Dmitry/RA4UVK (RDA: MD-03), Andrey/RW4UW (RDA: MD-05) and Sergey/
RZ4UZ (RDA: MD-04). QSL via the Bureau to QSL Manager RA4UVK. A free
electronic "Mordovia-1000" award is available. Details about the award
are available at: >
Details about the special event:

SPECIAL OPDX BULLETIN. If you missed OPDX.1074.1, containing press
releases on the upcoming CY0 Sable Island DXpedition, ZL9HR Campbell
Island DXpedition and how to become eligible to participate in an Azores
lottery to win a two all-paid packages to the beautiful Azores Islands
in the Atlantic, completely free of charge, go to the OPDX's Home page at:

SU30, EGYPT (Special Event). Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs
Society (ERASD) will activate special event station SU30ASR from Abu Quear,
Alexandria, to be on the air between August 24th and September 2nd.
Activity is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Arab Scouts Radio
Camp." Operations will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. Operators mentioned are Said/SU1SK, Atef/SU1AO and Ayman/SU1AR.
QSL via SM5AQD. Visit the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society Facebook page
to learn of upcoming activities and all news about ERASD at:

T6, AFGHANISTAN. Ilian, LZ1CNN (ex-YI9LZ), will be active as T6LG from
Kandahar between September and February 2013. Activity will be on 80-6
meters using CW and SSB. QSL Manager is LZ1ZF. Postal address since
September 1st, 2012, for LZ1ZF is: G. Vodenicharov, P.O. Box 25, 3600 Lom,
BULGARIA. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.

T8, PALAU. Ulf, DL5AXX, will once again go to Palau as a combined dive-
radio-holiday. Operation will take place from the Palau rental shack
<> between September 14-28th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using the callsign T8XX (CW) and
T88UE (RTTY). The preferred QSL route is via the OQRS at:
By the Bureau and direct to the address is also "ok", but no
LoTW or eQSL.

VK0H, HEARD ISLAND (Update). The 2014 Heard DXpedition Web page has
posted the following:
          "15 August 2012 PROJECT DESCRIPTION and TEAM UPDATES
  We have posted updates of the Project Description (version 4.3)
and the TEAM <>.
  You will see in the Project Description that we have developed a wide-
ranging scientific program, including radio operations (the DXpedition),
real-time communications, mountain science, biological science, atmospheric
science, astronomical science, documentatioin, and educational outreach.
We are proposing that the AAD collaborate on some of the research.
  We have confirmation of the vessel Marion-Dufresne for the expedition,
the same vessel we used for VK0IR in 1997. We will now be working with the
AAD concerning the permit. We are interested in establishing a collabor-
ation with any person or group that can fit into the research program (or
extend it). The next NEWS update will be on Sept. 15. The next round of
team members will be announced on October 15, but if you are interested
in joining the team (on the island or offsite), we invite you to contact
us anytime."

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Operators (YL) Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will once
again be on another DXpedition. This time they will be active as VP2MYL
and VP2MGZ, respectively, from Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475) between
November 5-19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using RTTY, PSK31,
PSK63 and SSB, on the usual DX frequencies. QSL via DL7AFS, by the Bureau
or direct to: Baerbel Linge, Eichwaldstr. 86, D-34123 Kassel, Germany.
For more information and updates, visit their Web site at:

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS (Cancelled). Chuck, W4XP, who was expected to be
active now as VQ9XP from the club station VQ9X on Diego Garcia Atoll
(AF-006, WLOTA 1645, LOC MI62), reports: "I am sorry to report that the
station has been placed off-limits by the installation Commander; there-
fore, I will not be operating from Diego Garcia on this trip."

YB, INDONESIA (IIHG Award). The Indonesia Islands Hunter Groups (IIHG)
consists of DXers who are interested in making contacts with amateur
radio operators in different islands of Indonesia. Membership of IIHG is
free and is open to all interested amateur radio operators and SWL world-
wide. There is no special requirements. IIHG sponsors several special
and attractive operating awards. The main award is the Nusantara Award.
The main goal of this award is to encourage amateur radio activities
from as many different islands as possible in the vast archipelago of
Indonesia. For complete details and rules on the Nusantara Award, visit
the following Web pages:

ZA, ALBANIA. Operators Petr/OK1FCJ, Pavel/OK1DX and David/OK6DJ will be
active as ZA/homecall between September 27th and October 3rd. Activity
will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using
CW, SSB and RTTY. The team will also be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest
(September 29-30th) as ZA/OL8R. The equipment will be an Elecraft K3 and
Kenwood TS850 into a SpiderBeam (20/15/10m), 40-10m vertical, 80m dipole
and 160 meter LW. QSL ZA/OL8R and ZA/OK1FCJ via OK1DRQ, ZA/OK1DX via
OK1DX, and ZA/OK6DJ to LoTW, eQSL, by the Bureau or direct to home

ZD9, GOUGH ISLAND. Look for Paul, ZD9KN, to be active from Gough Island
(AF-030) until September 31st. He is there working as a radio/electronics
technician. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using only SSB. His equipment
is a Yaesu FT-2000 into a directive Multiband and Inverted V dipole. For
now the QSL is only via LoTW. All information to receive a QSL card
will be published very soon on The log is also uploaded to
ClubLog. LAST MINUTE UPDATE (Per Paul states, "ZD9KN log will
be uploaded in its entirety to LoTW within 1 year from the end of the
DXpedition. The information for the QSL will be published after the end
of the DXpedition. The QSL card is via my QSL Manager IZ0UIM or LoTW.
The internet connection is not very good unfortunately, so there may be
delays in response." Paul recommends that you check his log before sending
a QSL card because there are PIRATES using his callsign. There was a
report of a PIRATE on Sunday morning, August 19th, at 0955z.

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