The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster DX Bulletin No. 1184 BID: $OPDX.1184 October 13, 2014 Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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SPECIAL NOTICE BY EDITOR: OPDX Webmaster John, K8YSE's, satellite grid expedition trip has come to an end as of October 1st, and he is now signing as K8YSE/7 from Mesa, Arizona. He states, "We operated in 27 different grids, most of them very rare, and we saw some beautiful country and weather conditions from snow to rain and hail. Most of the time it was warm and sunny. We operated from South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Nevada and Arizona and drove over 7300 miles in 27 days. We tent camped (about 65%) as weather and time permitted. All equipment functioned throughout the trip. An Icom 910H, computer controlled, was used on the linear birds and a Kenwood V7A was used on the SO-50 FM bird. Arrow antennas were used exclusively and performed well." ADDED NOTE: John also informed me that "All of the September's Bulletins are now formatted in HTML for easier reading."
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th-October, through Sunday, 12th-October there were 236 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, 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".
3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. By the time you read this, Diego, F4HAU, will be leaving Reunion Island (AF-016) and will be heading to his next African island, Rodrigues Island (AF-017) to be active as 3B9/F4HAU between October 13-17th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters SSB using a FT857D with a HLA amp (300W) into verticals and VDA antennas. He will return to Reunion Island as FR/F4HAU and be active as FR/F4HAU. QSL both operations via home callsigns.
4L, GEORGIA. Operator Gia, 4L4WW, will be active as 4L0A from Obcha (Western Georgia) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-All/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or via EA7FTR. He states, "PLEASE do not send QSL cards direct to him".
4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contests (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via K1BV or LoTW.
5R, MADAGASCAR. Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC from Saint Marie Island (AF-090) between November 3rd and December 12th. Activity will be holiday style on all HF bands operating maily CW, but some SSB, RTTY, and PSK63, using a FT450 with 100 watts into various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam for 20-10 meters. There will be no online log during his activity. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com). Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW.
6Y, JAMAICA. Armin, DK9PY will be active as 6Y6N from Saint Elizabeth between November 26th and December 17th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using his FT-857 into an inverted L. Look for him to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry using Josh, 6Y5WJ, station. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
7P, LESOTHO. "The Daily DX" reports that Nick, G3RWF, is heading back to Southern Africa for a 5 week holiday starting in Lesotho and being active as 7P8NH between December 11-14th. Listen for him on the higher bands on CW (no SSB). QSL via G3RWF.
8Q, MALDIVES. Valery, UA3QNS, is now active as 8Q7SN from Horubadhoo, Baa Atoll, Maldives (AS-013) until October 16th. He mentions on QRZ.com, "Unfortunately, during transport my CW key was broken. Attempts to work with the computer nothing good resulted. But any way I will try work CW. Will be active 10m-20m SSB and time to time CW only." He is using 100w into a GP Cushcraft R5 on the beach. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL and LoTW (best way). Log will be on ClubLog at: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/8Q7SN
9K, KUWAIT. Abdallah, 9K2GS, will be on during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via EA5KB or LoTW.
9Y4, TRINDADE AND TOBAGO. Chris, 9Y4D (ex-9Y4NZ), will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via 9Y4D (see QRZ.com), LoTW or eQSL.
AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX and Esa/OH7WV will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as AH0K from the Mariana Intrepid Contest Club on Tinian Island as a Multi-2 entry. Also, Harry/WX8C will join the team later for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL both operations via OH6GDX. Look for possible activity a day or two before the contests.
CE0Z, JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND. Felipe, CE5WQO, will be active as CE0Z/CE5WQO from Juan Fernandez Island (SA-005) between November 19-27th. He informs OPDX that this will be a vacation, so operations will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Equipment will be an Icom IC-746Pro + Icom PS 125 with a Yaesu FL-2100z amp (600w) into a W8AMZ G5RV antenna and 2 element yagi for 10m. PLEASE NOTE: Felipe would like to know which bands and modes the HAM community needs for CE0Z. Also, if any one wants to sponsor a better antenna, to please contact him so he can receive any package at his address in Miami, FL. QSL via KA3LKM (w/2 IRCs or greenstamps).
CN, MOROCCO. Operators Roberto/EA2RY (CN2RY), Julio/EA5XX (CN2XX), Manuel/EA7AJR (CN2JR) and Antonio/EA5RM (CN2C) will be on the air from Rabat between October 22-27th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns. For more details, log search and updates, visit: http://www.dxfriends.com/cn2014
DXCC NEWS. The following has been accepted/approved by the ARRL DXCC Desk for DXCC credit: E30FB - September 17-22th, 2014
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Just a reminder that Bill, N7OU, will once again be operating as E51NOU from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands, between October 13th and November 9th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, CW only, in his spare time as work allows. QSL via N7OU.
FT4T, TROMELIN (Press Release, October 10th). Flo, F5CWU, sent out and posted an interesting article called "Conversation with Jacques FR5ZU..." on the FT4TA Web page at: http://www.tromelin2014.com/en/news/conversation-with-jacques-fr5zu
IOTA NEWS.............. AF-019. (Correction - Not AF-109) Miran, S50O, will operate as IG9/S50O from Lampedusa Island, QTH Punto Alaimo (WW LOC JM65HM) until end of November. Miran will participate in both SSB and CW CQWW Contests as IO9Y team member in Multi/Multi entry from ZONE 33. All QSLs for IG9/S50O via his home callsign by the Bureau, direct with SASE + 2 USDs or Clublog's OQRS. Cards will be ready to print soon into 2015, LoTW later.
AS-026. Members of the Korea Contest Club (KCC) will be active as D70LW from Cheju Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DS4NYE. Log also will be uploaded to LoTW after the operation. Operators mentioned are Han/DS2GOO, YeonSun/DS4DBF, SeungMin/DS4NYE, Rocky/HL1VAU, Kijun/HL3AMO, Kang/HL4HGE and possibly others.
AS-200. Operators Taka/JS6ROO and Takeshi "TAKE"/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will be active as JS6ROO/5 (CW/SSB/FM/AM/DIGI), JS6RRR/5 (SSB/CW) and JI3DST/5 (RTTY/FM), respectively, from Shodo Island (in the Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between 0700z, November 1st and 2300z, November 3rd. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters. This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JS6ROO/5 via the Bureau (NEVER SEND DIRECT!!). QSL JS6RRR/5 and JI3DST/5 via the Bureau or by ClubLog's OQRS. Please check QRZ.com for more details.
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA (Reminder). Masahiro, JH3PRR, will be active as KH8B from Pago Pago between October 21-27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with a focus on 10 meters CQ ZONE 14 and 80/160m for AS/EU LP. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Equipment: K3+2K-FA 1.5kW. 10-20m HEXBEAM and 30-160m VDP. QSL via JH3PRR or LoTW (preferred). OQRS via ClubLog will also be available too.
OH-DX-RING (Press Release: 50th Anniversary Party). Martti, OH2BH, sent out the following Thurday, October 9th [info maybe late, but interesting]: OF2AM / OH0AM / OJ0AM --- SET TO REACH ALAND