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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #950
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DX Bulletin No. 950
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio
Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster
Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
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F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH,
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and ZS6XK for the
following DX information.
** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's
bulletin was sent out earlier
than normal to accommodate the late
ARRL DX SSB Contest announcements.
Also, we wanted to provide the
readers with a consolidated listing
of the ARRL DX SSB Contest
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the
AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 26th-February, through
Friday, 5th-March there were 235
countries active. Countries
available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H,
5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9G, 9H, 9J,
9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY,
C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL,
E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY,
F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB,
HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8,
JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU,
LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2,
PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2,
T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9,
UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9W, VP2E, VP2M,
VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/s, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA,
YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZK2,
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM"
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never
know - "Work
First Worry Later" (WFWL).
(Update/Satellite Activity [VERY RARE IOTA - #2]). An inter-
group of operators will be active as 3W6C from Con Co Island
Vietnam, in April 10-18th, 2010. This multi-national project,
coordinated by Swiss ham-radio operators, consists of roughly 20
including one woman and members not only from Switzerland
from Vietnam, Germany, USA and Japan. Operators mentioned as of
Team Leader Hans-Peter/HB9BXE, Jan/DJ8NK, Hans/HB9BHW, Rene/HB9BQI,
Thomas/HB9BSH, Hans-Jurg/HB9DKZ, Paul/HB9DST/AA1MI,
Matthias/HB9JCI, Peter/HB9PJT, Rolf/HB9TVR, Bob/K4UEE,
Bac/XV2A, Quang/XV2B, Michal/XV9DX and Torsten/XV9TH. During
stay they plan to have 4 stations on the air. Their goal is to
contacts on as many different frequencies as possible, even on the
meter and 160 meter bands which makes this DXpedition very special.
this past week, the team will also be on the satellites. The
will use a FT-897 TRX with homebrewed "Easysat" - antenna for 2m
70cm and a home-brewed 10m cross-dipole. The following satellite will
used: AO-07*, AO-51*, HO-68*, SO-50 and SO-67 (*first priority - not
overflights and sats will be used). Please note, that only AO-07 will
activated in the SBB/CW-mode. All other satellites are in the FM-mode.
main areas in the footprint are: East-Asia, Japan, China, India,
and eastern part of Russia. If possible, the 3W6C Team will also
some DX-Windows to near east and west part of Russia. Operation
The main operator for the satellites is Hans-Peter/HB9BXE. Hans-
doesn't use a CAT-Interface for doppler correction. The equipment
in full manual use. It is important to know that Hans-Peter doesn't
his own downlink. For AO-07, he will not make any doppler correction
his uplink. Hans-Peter will search some signals +/- 5 kHz around the
frequency (quasi splitmode like shortwave). If there is a
the satellite, please use only callsign, signal strength and
square. All crew members are primary shortwave operators. So please
patient if they have some troubles with the sat-operation. Complete
about the 3W6C operation are available at: http://www.3w6c.qrv.ch
MALDIVES. Noel, F6BGC, will be active as 8Q7NC from Madoogali, North
Atoll (AS-013) between March 13–21st. Activity will be holiday style
80-6 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
CUBA. Eduardo, CO8LY, will be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/QRP entry. QSL via EA7ADH. Also,
for Juan Carlos, CO8TW, to be active in the contest as a Single-OP/
entry. QSL via HB9SVT. His log will be
AZORES (Radio Arcala Press Release). AZORES POISED TO HIT HARD
ARRL SSB DX CONTEST: "The group out of Radio Arcala and their associates
put the Azores on the air on a variety of bands for the ARRL SSB
CU2CE, CU2DX, OH2BH and OH8NC will be at the controls to provide
with an elusive Azores multiplier under a callsign not determined yet.
update your CTY files to take note of the fact that the CR2 prefix
with the traditional CU2 will represent this Azorean outpost, the
point of Europe, one hour behind UTC time.
Soon Radio Arcala is
scheduled to hold their Annual Meeting in the
Azores and may
activate several stations for the WPX SSB contest. The
expected to have on its agenda the important issue of broadening
scope of the original Arcalians and their mission by inviting several
partners to join the radio operator team and to enter into
Arcala technology partnerships."
CT8, AZORES. Operators
Tom/SP5UAF and Marcin/SP5ES will be active as
CT8/homecall from Sao
Miguel (EU-003), Azores, between March 17-29th.
Activity will be on
all HF bands, using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
participate Russian DX Contest (March 20-21st) and CQWW WPX
Contest (March 27-28th). This will be a low power (100W) activity.
will be verticals and a spiderbeam. QSL via their home callsigns,
the Bureau or direct.
E2, THAILAND. Operators Dej/E21YDP and
Champ/E21EIC will be active as
E21YDP during the ARRL DX SSB Contest
(March 6-7th) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via E21YDP.
REUNION ISLAND. Stephane, F5UOW, will once again be on holiday and
from Reunion Island (AF-016) between April 9th ando May 2nd. He
also be using the same callsign as last time, FR/F5UOW, but only
April 9-17th, and activity will be only on 20 meters. He will
move to another QTH were he will use the callsign TO2R and will
active on 80-10 meters, mostly on CW. QSL via his home callsign,
or by the Bureau.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Operators Edwin/HI3K,
Tino/HI3CC and Rafael/HI8KW
will be active in the ARRL DX SSB Contest
as HI3K (March 6-7th) from Lomas
del Toro in Santiago (Lomadeltoro
Contest Team's HI3CCP station) (NA-096,
WLOTA LH-2974) as a
Multi-Single entry. QSL via KB2MS. Visit their contest
Web page at:
NA-062. (Update) Peter,
VE3IKV, who was to be active as W4/VG3RA from
Island (NA-058) and Key West (NA-062), Florida,
March 6-13th, has cancelled his trip.
J6, ST. LUCIA. Just a
reminder that Bob, G3PJT, will be active as J6/G3PJT
northeast corner of St. Lucia (NA-108) between March 9-16th.
will be holiday style using a K2 w/100 watts and vertical
He plans to also be in the RSGB's 73rd Commonwealth Contest
13-14th). Look for him outside of the contest, especially on 80
30 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
FORECAST/REPORT (For March 8-14th)....
Mar 8 AN SOLAR
Mar 9 AN --------------------
10 AN BN - Below Normal
Mar 11 AN AN -
Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET
Mar 12 AN LN -
Mar 13 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level
Mar 14 AN DIS - Disturbed
VDIS - Very Disturbed
- The "A" index is expected to be between
0-7 and the "K"
index will be 2 or less
UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to
7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or less
SCOTLAND (GMFF Op). Members of the Scottish-Russian ARS will activate
from from the Whitlaw Mosses National Nature Reserve (GMFF-067)
Saturday, March 6th. The station will be located at Lindean Reservoir
Selkirk, Scottish Borders). Reference numbers: WAB NT52, QRA Locator
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and BPSK63. QSL
should be sent via MM0DFV. For more info, go to:
NOTE: A new Web site is now active and dedicated to the Natural
of Scotland under the WFF award program. All their informative
and video reports will be published there. Very soon they will
their own award program. Please keep an eye on their new Web site
(Update). Hugh, K6HFA, has started his South Pacific tour
week from Upolu Island (OC-097), Samoa. He received the callsign
and will be active until March 10th. Activity will be on CW, SSB
possibly RTTY using 100 watts into a multi-band vertical antenna
80-15m). Look for him on the IOTA frequencies or possibly other
Hugh plans to call by areas (EU, NA, SA, ASIA... etc..) per
QSL via K6HFA. His next stops will be:
Tonga (A3) -
March 12thApril 2nd; IOTAs include OC-049,
OC-064 and OC-123.
Wallis (FW)- April 612th; IOTA
Tuvalu (T2)- April 1321st; IOTA OC-015
Fiji (3D2) - April 2326th; IOTA OC-016 or OC-156
Look for more
details to be forthcoming.
PACIFIC TOUR (Update). Tim, NL8F, is
now active as VK9CF from Cocos
(Keeling) Island (OC-003) until March
10th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters, plus 6 meters, and an entry
in the ARRL International DX Phone
Contest (March 6-7th). From Cocos,
Tim will then head to the South Cook
Islands and once again operate
as E51COF from Rarotonga Island (OC-013)
between March 2030th.
Activity will also be on 80-10 meters. QSL both
operations via K8NA.
THE NETHERLANDS (WOTA Op). Anneke, PB7XYL, of the WOTA CLUB (Member
will be active with a special callsign PB88XYL between April 3-30th.
via Bureau or direct. See QRZ.com for more info! This is the first
by the "Women On The Air (WOTA)". Check out the details on:
INFO AND NEWS.....................
NEED A QSL MANAGER? Jim, KE8G,
is interested in becoming a QSL Manger
for a few stations. Contact
him via his E-mail address at: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOG CLOSING. Karl, DK2WV, reports that he will be closing the logs for
the following operations at end of April:
Banaba --> T33WV
QSL via DK2WV (QRZ.com address).
NE8Z/HC1MD, reports that Pablo, HC5NAI, has passed his final test
and now holds the callsign HC5AI. The original HC5AI was his father,
Pablo states that he can now confirm all new QSOs with his
callsign and also any old QSO that you may have had with
Please send your QSL via DIRECT ONLY (w/SAE + 2.00 USDs
or 1 new IRC/
properly stamped. Any IRC that is not properly
validated will result
in no QSL. Old IRC's will not be accepted
either). The HC bureau only
functions to receive cards from DX
countries. There is no outgoing bureau
from Ecuador any longer.
OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind
to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more
than 7300 old
QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to
2008) with more than
- At least one card for
each 58 deleted DXCC countries (more than
Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more
than 2700+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from Magrebh - 1945 to
1962 (more than 300+ QSLs)
- More than 800 QSLs from the
- Nearly 240 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres
Australes and Antarctiques
- More than 300
QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as
FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- Nearly 100 cards from Eparses Islands
such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- More than 850 cards for the old timer with
more than 120 countries
- A card from the
French Department before 1945.
- One card from each of the states
in the U.S. before 1945.
The URL address for the Web site is : http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip-
ation is welcome. Please visit their site and give them your comments
by sending an E-mail to: LesNouvellesDX@free.fr
ADDED NOTE: A new album opened with the old cards for the D5 and DL5
stations between 1945 and 1962. Visit the URL address:
SENDING QSLS TO UK8. OPDX received a report that Mike, UK8OM, states
"DO NOT" send greens stamps to Uzbekistan because envelopes will be
opened and they will be taken. Also, don't send envelopes. Just send
an address label if you have one. Since January, only envelopes
produced in Uzbekistan can be used there.
VK9X/G6AY LOG. Phil,
G3SWH reports: "Just to let you know that my Web
is now working again and I’ve just
uploaded the log of 10,256 QSOs
to the search facility. The site
apparently crashed under the
weight of the number of hits on the first
couple of days on top of
my normal monthly traffic but automatically
reset itself at the end
of February. The log will be uploaded to LoTW
in the next few
days, subject to getting a certificate from ARRL."
LoTW: C5YK, C56SMT, CX7TT, DL775TMG, DL9MEN, E51WWA, E51WWB,
EI4GNB, F6HRP, GI4SIZ, HA2EOA, HZ1PS, IT9KCD, JM1XCW, K4M, LZ2BE,
OX3XR, OY2J, T70A, TX4T, UR5EDU, UT2FF/A, VK9X/G6AY, VP8LP, W5KNE/NH8,
XR0Y (not XR0X), YN2LJ, Z21BB and ZL1BYZ.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA
MAIL: 3D20CR, 6W/EI6DX, 9L7NS, EU3AR, KH0AC, KC4AAA,
PY2XB/PY0F, R1FJM, RW0CWA, TF4M, UA2FF, VP9/N1SNB and XU7ACY.
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
PRINCIPALITY OF SEBORGA (Italy). Zoli, HA3HK, will be active as
(Tango Zero Three Hotel Kilo) from the Principality of Seborga
March 12–14th. Bands and modes of activity were not provide.
to Wikipedia: "The Principality of Seborga is a micronation
in the northwestern Italian region of Liguria, near the French
and in sight of Monaco. The principality is coexistent with,
claims the territory of, the town of Seborga, which is an Italian
ICELAND. Siggi, TF3CW, will be active in the ARRL DX SSB Contest
6-7th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via LX1NO.
MICRONESIA. Operators Sho/JA7HMZ (V63DX), Koh/JA1ADT (V63DQ) and
(V63T) will be active from Pohnpei (OC-010) between
Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via their
YU140, SERBIA (Special Event). Members of Radio Club
(YU1AVQ) will celebrate 140th anniversary of Voluntary
in the city of Zemun and will be active as YU140Z until
May 31st. QSL
YU40, SERBIA (Special Event). Look
for the prefixes YU40 and YT40 to
be used by members of "YU CW Club"
to commemorate its 40th anniversary.
ZK3, TOKELAU. By the time
you read this, operators Bill/N7OU and Bob/
W7YAQ will be on their
way to Nukunono, Tokelau Islands (OC-048), and
should be on the air
by Sunday or Monday as ZK3OU and ZK3YA. Bill, N7OU,
informs OPDX that
there is a chance of a very late entry from ZK3 in the
ARRL DX SSB
Contest, but no one should count on it. He also states that
their 3 weeks in Samoa (5W) they made a total of 22,400 QSOs.
SOUTH AFRICA (Special Event). Special event station ZS10WCS will
on the air between now and July 12th (started Sept. 2009). Activity
to celebrate the 2010 Soccer World Cup being held in South Africa
June 11th and July 11th. The callsign will be operated by members
various SARL affiliated clubs. Operations through May 31st will be
on the air over weekends. However, operations between June 1st and
12th, will be on the air 7 days a week. Frequency band selections
times will be dependent on propagation conditions. Preferred fre-
are: CW - 3510, 7010, 14010, 21010 and 28010
3780, 7080, 14180, 21280 and 28480 kHz
Electronic QSL cards must be
sent to: email@example.com
stations logged will get a special QSL card via the Buereau. Direct
can be sent to: PO Box 1721, Strubensvallei, 1735, South Africa.
included a self-addressed envelope (DL size) and 1 IRC or 1 USD.
The following stations are expected to be active in the
ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th, 2010)
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
listing of the participants in the 2010 ARRL DX SSB Contest.
more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
please visit Bill's Web page at:
Contest DXCC Class QSL
Barbados SOAB HP NN1N
SOSB 20M BX5AA
C6ANM Bahamas LoTW
QSL via WA2IYO direct
CO8LY Cuba SOSB 15M
CO8TW Cuba SOAB LP HB9SVT
Azores M/? OH2BH
FS/KT8X St. Martin
HI3K Dominican Republic M/S KB2MS
Grenada SO HP AC8G
J68JA St. Lucia
J7N Dominica SO
J88DR St. Vincent SOAB LP G3TBK
Luxembourg SO LX2A
NP3QE Puerto Rico
SOSB 20M NP3QE
P40A Aruba SOAB
PJ2T Netherlands Antilles SO
Maarten SO LP W8EB
SO5A Poland M/S LoTW
Cuba M/S CO6LC
SOSB 20M LX1NO
TI5N Costa Rica M/?
TI8M Costa Rica M/? TI2KAC
Martinique SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ, Buro or direct
Antigua SO HP LoTW
VP9/W6PH Bermuda SOAB LP
YN2EA Nicaragua M/S LoTW; QSL
ZP0R Paraguay SO ZP5AZL
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