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Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1121.1
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1121.1
July 28, 2013
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, K0IR, OH2BN and W6SZN for the following DX information.
FT5ZM AMSTERDAM ISLAND DXPEDITION (Press Release July 27, 2013):
"Since our last Press Release in early May, the Amsterdam Island
DXpedition team has made significant progress.
We have begun receiving supplies and equipment at our Atlanta staging
area. Thanks to N4GRN for arranging secure storage. DX Engineering was
the first to deliver a large shipment. They have been terrific to work
with. Our 10 mono-band, 3 element beams from Cycle 24 and Force 12 are
expected to arrive in the next few weeks. The 30 foot towers for our
beams are being acquired by our friends in VK6.
W6IZT, N4GRN, K9CT, and VA7DX have completed the networking framework
for the two station sites. They have obtained the computers and network
equipment, completed a terrain analysis, and they have equipment in the
'burn in' stage.
WB9Z and his crew have prepared over 10,000 feet of radials for the
Amsterdam low band antennas. Thanks go to NV9L, K9NU, N9TK, K9TP, N9LAH,
W9ILY, K9CJ, and 'Lee.'
Our plans for several low band receiving systems are also complete.
We will be hearing and being heard very well from FT5ZM on the low bands
Our 'on island' procedures are progressing well. We’ve satisfied the
sanitation and waste management plan required of us. We have the floor
plans and dimensions of our two operating sites so we can pre-plan our
power distribution wiring and equipment placement. We will be expected
to help with some routine base chores like helping to clean the dining
room, setting the tables, etc. So we will also have a 'KP' roster, as
well as our radio operating roster. Our team will become a real part
of the small community on Amsterdam Island.
Arnie N6HC, our team doctor and our friends W0GJ and K9SG are finalizing
our medical and emergency kits. Outdated drugs are being replaced, etc.
Our Pilot team to date is:
NV9L, Val : North American pilot and chief pilot
MM0NDX, Col: European pilot
KH6CG, Stu : Oceania pilot
Our Chief Financial Officer and fundraiser K4UEE along with his able
assistants: LA6VM and JA1ELY have been working hard to make sure DXers
worldwide know about this upcoming DXpedition to the number 4 'most needed'
DXCC entity and they are given an opportunity to help with our considerable
expenses. At this time we are about 2/3 of the way to our goal. Taking
into account what we expect from direct QSL requests and OQRS, we are
about $75,000 short. This is of some concern.
For more information on our DXpedition budget, please see:
Thanks for your interest and support of this exciting project.
Our website is <www.amsterdamdx.org>"
OH0B - ALAND ISLANDS IN THE IOTA CONTEST FROM EU-002 (Press Release from
OH2BN). "Three seasoned warhorses - OH2BH, OH2MM and OH2PM - are now
getting their feet wet, joining forces under the youthful and advanced
technology guidance of Kim, OH6KZP to operate in two pairs as part of
their first serious IOTA effort. The Finns will also challenge the Swedes
who are currently deployed on the far western front at Market Reef (OJ0).
Follow the battle and get involved...even if the bright red Aurora is
looming over the Northern IOTA counters.
QSL via OH2BH."
YASME PRESS RELEASE (YASME SUPPORTS DEVELOPER OF VIEWPROP). Dated July 26th:
"The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce
that it has made a grant to support further development of ViewProp
<zl2ham.wikispaces.com>, a new utility for propagation visualization
developed by Rick Kiessig, ZL2HAM. ViewProp integrates information from
the Reverse Beacon Network and worldwide spotting networks with station
location information from QRZ.com and mapping through DXAtlas. The result
is a real-time, worldwide view of amateur radio signals and operation.
ViewProp also supports a "playback" function to review historical data
and provides the user with a number of options to configure both the
input data stream and the way in which the information is displayed.
Currently in beta testing by a global user's group <groups.yahoo.com/group/viewprop>,
the Yasme grant will enable ZL2HAM to complete development with appropriate
networked software tools and release it for public use. The Yasme Foundation
is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and
educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing (long
distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of Amateur
Radio in developing countries. For additional information about The
Yasme Foundation, visit our website at <www.yasme.org>.
Ward Silver, N0AX, President
The Yasme Foundation
Board of Directors:
Ward Silver, N0AX, Director and President
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director
Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director"
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President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
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