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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1163
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1163
May 19, 2014
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
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& 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA3FYM,
Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO,
the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YO3JW for the following DX information.
***SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR: Yeah, I know I said no bulletin, but there
was too much info received this week. So I had to send it out early
this week..... You are probably happy, but the chief-proof reader (XYL)
was not pleased....
73 and see you at Dayton.... de Tedd KB8NW (along with my XYL Linda)
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 9th-May, through Friday, 16th-May there were 219 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J,
9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE, CE9,
CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8,
EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW,
FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR,
HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4,
KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0,
S5, SM, SP, ST, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ,
TK, TN, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7,
V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL,
YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, 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".
6Y, JAMAICA. Sergey, UT5UDX, will be active as 6Y/UT5UDX from Jamaica
(NA-097) between May 20-30th. He will participate in the CQWW WPX CW
Contest (May 24-26th) as 6Y3W. QSL via RA4LW.
9A14 CROATIA (IOTA & WFF Op). Eight operators of the Radio Club Croatian
Flora Fauna (9A1WFF) and with the cooperation of the administration of
the National Park Brijuni, will be active from Brijuni Archipelago (EU-110,
WFF 9AFF-001) as 9A14B, between May 16-18th. Operators mentioned are Mladen/
9A2NA, Franjo/9A2MF, XYL Anica/9A7SSY, Daki/9A2WJ, Emir/9A6AA, Boris/
9A2GA, John/9A2HW and Marijan/9A1MB. Their schedule on the air will be:
9A14B - The island of Mali Brijun (CI-063). Activity will be on all
bands (incl. WARC), all modes. Start will be on May 16th
afternoon; Equipments: TS-480, TS-870, IC-706, IC-7000, FT-897;
Power supply: Honda 2x1KW + 600W.
9A1WFF/p - During this time, few operators will try to activate some
of islands located west of Mali Brijun (Supinic [CI-575],
Supin [CI-576], etc...). All islands valid for 9AFF-001 and
QSL via 9A2MF. More info at <http://web.hamradio.hr/9aff/activ_2014.htm>.
7Q, MALAWI (Reminder/Update to OPDX.1162). Dr. Remco, PA3FYM, will be
active as 7QNL (yes, that is the callsign) from Malawi for 3 weeks in
May and June. Remco reported on his 7QNL Web page <http://www.malawihf.org>:
"Due to limited flights to Blantyre our arrival date will be May 21st,
just after the Presidential and local government elections."
CQ ANNOUNCES 2014 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES (Press Release) [edited]. (Dayton,
OH, - May 16, 2014) -- CQ magazine today announced its 2014 Hall of Fame
inductees, adding two members each to the CQ DX and Contest Halls of Fame,
as well as eight new members of the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.
CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether
licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur
radio; and those amateurs who have made significant contributions either
to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect
of life on our planet. The 2014 inductees (listed alphabetically) are:
* Clifford Berry, W9TIJ, who helped usher in the computer age as co-
inventor of the Atanasoff-Berry computer (or ABC), the precursor of
virtually all electronic computers.
* Warren Bruene, W5OLY, prolific radio designer and innovator who
designed many Collins radios and helped the company introduce single-
sideband voice communications.
* John Huntoon, W1RW, former ARRL General Manager, QST Editor, helped
bring about international allocation of the 30-, 17- and 12-meter bands.
* Mike Koss, W9SU, DXer and DXpeditoner; founder and owner of filter
manufacturer ICE (Industrial Communications Engineers); key player
in establishment of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club,
W9IMS; organizer of special event station W87PAX at 1987 Pan American
Games in Indianapolis.
* Nancy Kott, WZ8C, former Editor of WorldRadio and WorldRadio Online
and tireless promoter of Morse Code as U.S. coordinator of the FISTS
* Paul Laughton, N6BVH, software designer whose accomplishments include
developing Apple's disk operating system and Atari's operating system.
* Ralph Showers, ex-W3GEU, expert on electronic interference and leader
of efforts to set national and international standards for electro-
magnetic compatibility (EMC). He holds several awards from the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
* Steve Wozniak, ex-WV6VLY and ex-WA6BND, co-founder of Apple Computers.
CQ DX and Contest Halls of Fame
The CQ DX and Contest Halls of Fame honor those amateurs who not only
excel in personal performance in these major areas of amateur radio but
who also 'give back' to the hobby in outstanding ways.
The 2014 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are:
* Joe Reisert, W1JR, a DXer and DXpeditioner since the 1950s, Joe
has DXCC Mixed, Phone, CW, Digital and QRP with over 300 entities
confirmed for each, along with 13-band Worked All States, 13-band
Worked All Continents and CQ's USA-CA All Counties award. Joe is
also a pioneer in 432-MHz EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) communications,
ran his own antenna manufacturing company (Antennaco) and is a
prolific writer and public speaker.
* David Collingham, K3LP, a leading DXer and DXpeditioner who is also
focused on using amateur radio as an educational tool, at home and
around the world. He has equipped a complete station at his hometown
elementary school and has taught amateur radio to young people in
Iraq, Ethiopia and Rotuma.
The 2014 inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are:
* J. Scott Redd, K0DQ, is already a member of the CQ Amateur Radio
Hall of Fame for his service to our nation as an Admiral, Deputy
Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and
the first Director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Scott
has always found time within his professional duties for amateur
radio and his first love, contesting. He is one of only two people
to have won the single-operator category of all of the world's major
* Ed Muns, W0YK, is a noted RTTY contester with 9 single-op all-band
and one multi-two championships and six world records. Ed is also
Director of the CQ World Wide RTTY DX and RTTY WPX Contests, and
manager of the North American Sprint RTTY Contest. He is also very
active in the Northern California Contest Club and is a past club
officer and director.
Formal inductions to the CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame were scheduled
for the Dayton Hamvention.® More detailed descriptions of inductees will
appear in the official announcement in the July 2014 issue of CQ magazine.
DAYTON HAMVENTION BROADCAST. Tom Medlin, W5KUB, reports the following
[edited]: "It's time for the 2014 Dayton Hamvention webcast!!
Please join us during our live, online broadcast of the Dayton Hamvention
this week. To join the webcast go to <http://W5KUB.com> where the fun
Expanded show for 2014: We will be inside Hara at Booth SA302 again this
year but will also provide video from both inside and outside Hara arena.
During the Hamvention W5KUB will interview vendors regarding their latest
products. We will have many special guests such as Bob Heil (K9EID) of
Heil Sound; Martin F. Jue (K5FLU) founder of MFJ Enterprises; John Amodeo
(NN6JA) producer of ABC TV’s hit show, 'Last Man Standing'; and a special
guest and co-host. Joining us this year is NASA Astronaut Col. Douglas
Wheelock. Doug will be with us all day Friday, May 16th, and Saturday,
morning May 17th. Doug made thousands of contacts from the International
Space Station. Online viewers can directly communicate and ask questions
through our chat room.
During the live broadcast, you will also have the opportunity to meet
and chat with other ham radio operators from all over the world. During
the 2013 Dayton Hamvention we had nearly 50,000 viewers that followed us
for the 5 day broadcast!
You could win one of 52 prizes which will be awarded during the webcast!
The prizes include dual band HTs, Comet Antenna Analyzer, Heil microphone,
antennas, weather station, computer to radio interface, spool LMR-400,
auto antenna tuners, and much more. These prizes are made possible because
of our relationship with partners; such as, GigaParts, Ten-Tec, NCG Company,
Kantronics, Heil Sound, ARRL, MFJ, and many more. In the past year over
10,000 USDs in prizes have been awarded! Of course, no purchase is necessary
to win a prize. W5KUB is not affiliated with any products or companies
and does not sell any products or services.
Dayton Hamvention webcast schedule (all times are subject to change):
* Wednesday, May 14: 1300 UTC (8:00 AM CT) drive from Memphis to Dayton,
Ohio (10 hours). Yes, this will be a live broadcast!
* Thursday, May 15: 1300 UTC - 2030 UTC (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET), set
up at Hara Arena and visit with vendors
* Friday, May 16: 1200 UTC - 2100 UTC (8:00 AM 5:00 PM ET), Dayton
* Saturday, May 17: 1200 UTC - 2100 UTC (8:00 AM 5:00 PM ET), Dayton
* Sunday, May 18: 1200 UTC 1600 UTC (8:00 AM noon ET), Dayton
* Sunday, May 18: 1700 UTC (1:00 PM ET) drive from Dayton to Memphis
(10 hours). Yes, this will be a live broadcast!
Also, please help spread the word by posting this announcement in
Facebook and forwarding this message to your ham radio friends that may
not have received this message! Join our group on Facebook at
<https://www.facebook.com/groups/w5kub/> to keep up with us year-round.
We'll 'see' you at Hamvention! 73, Tom Medlin, W5KUB"
DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that
the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
VU4K Andaman and Nicobar Island; 2014 Operation
EH2, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the Union de Radioaficionados de
Donostia (EA2URD) will be using the special callsign EH2OLA for the
Olatutalka Festival being celebrated in Donostia-San Sebastián (Basque
Country) between May 24-25th. QSL policy: No need to QSL, they will
confirm all QSO via Bureau. More info on QRZ.com.
FS, ST. MARTIN. John, K9EL, will once again be active as FS/K9EL from
St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, WW Loc. FK88) between June
9-27th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters. He will be running 500 watts
into a 3 element yagi on 6m, dipoles for 10-30m and a vertical for 40-80m.
John will operate on 60m if there is interest. Usually there are daily
uploads to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL via his home callsign. John states,
"This year I am planning a Twitter experiment and will tweet my operating
frequency/mode at the beginning of my daily activity and also each time
when I change bands, change modes, QRT for meals, beach, etc. Those
interested in following my operating activities during my trip, can
follow me at <https://twitter.com/FSK9EL>."
FT5ZM DAYTON SPECIAL REPORT (Press Release from FT5ZM -- May 14, 2014):
We have reached our fund-raising goal !!!
With 14 FT5ZM team members paying 51% of the total costs and DX Foun-
dations, DX Clubs and individual DXers contributing the difference, we
have reached our goal of $450,000. All of our DXpedition costs can now be
paid and we can look forward to our next project. Any additional contri-
butions received now, will be used to reduce the approximately $16,500
paid by each team member. Again, thank you for your help in making FT5ZM
In order to properly recognize and thank those who helped us financially,
we have uploaded all contributors to Logbook of the World (LoTW). Those
who contributed prior to our departure for Amsterdam were uploaded first
in recognition of their early confidence and assistance. Because our
expenses are mostly upfront, those who contribute prior to any DXpedition
are considered very special VIPs. Next, we uploaded all others who donated
via our website during and after the DXpedition. And just this week, all
those who have requested a QSL card via OQRS, have had their requested
confirmations uploaded. These uploads to LoTW represent 57,069 QSOs of
our total 170,000 QSOs. We will continue to upload any new OQRS direct
requests to LoTW as time permits. Watch <http://www.sjdxa.org/ft5zm-qsl.htm>
for updates from our QSL manager (N2OO) on the QSL process. We ask that
you refrain from contacting our QSL manager with inquiries at this time.
Our very special QSL card is in the final design phase in Poland. It
will be printed by Franklin Press (WZ8P) and then distribution will begin
to OQRS requestors in mid-June. Once complete, those who requested a card
via the “direct” method will be handled. Bureau requests will be last.
All others will be uploaded to LoTW in September, just six months after
our return from FT5ZM.
Again…thanks to the worldwide amateur radio community for your support
and QSOs. We could not have done it without you.
Ralph Fedor, K0IR Bob Allphin, K4UEE Bob Schenck, N2OO
FT5ZM team leader Chief financial Officer QSL Manager
AS-097. A Malaysian team of 16 operators will be active as 9M2MI from
Undan Island (ARLS WMA-013, WLOTA LH-3792) between May 30th
and June 1st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and
SSB. QSL only direct to 9M2YOT: Hasrul Nizam, PO Box 118, 75720,
Melaka, Malaysia. An online QSL request is available via PayPal
(see QRZ.com for details).
EU-011. Operators Pete/M0ILT, Charles/M0OXO, Ant/MW0JZE, Rob/MW0RLJ
and John/M5JON will be active as MX0LDG from the Scilly Islands,
from the main island of St Mary's, between October 15-22nd.
They plan to have 3 stations on the air using mainly SSB, but
some CW and the Digital modes. QSL via M0URX.
EU-121. Gerard, EI5KF, will be active as EJ5KF from Bere Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a CW entry. QSL via
his home callsign.
NA-202. Jose, HP2BWJ, will be active as H92G from Isla Grande, Panama,
between July 19-20th. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters.
QSL via HP2BWJ. NO IRCs (see details on QRZ.com).
OC-236. Din, YB8RW, and a team of operators will be active as YB8RW/P
from Siladen Island between now and May 18th. Activity will
be on the HF bands. QSL via YB3MM.
LX, LUXEMBOURG. A team of operators (not provided) will be active as
LX7I during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry.
QSL via LX2A. Visit the following Web page at: http://www.lx2a.com
P4, ARUBA. Andy, AE6Y, will once agaiin be active as P49Y from Aruba
(SA-036) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or AE6Y.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 19-25th)....
May/19th AN May/22nd AN May/24th AN
May/20th AN May/23rd AN May/25th AN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
VK9MT QSL UPDATE. An excerpt from a press release states: "The QSL card
goes to the printer the week of Monday, May 11th. Clublog and LoTW were
uploaded shortly after the DX-pedition. QSL Manager Tim M0URX reports
the envelops are ready to go, just awaiting the cards. To date, requests
to investigate busted and missing calls have been, or are being, ad-
dressed. We are awaiting the return of our equipment to the USA, the
shipment to Hungary already arrived. I plan to close the financial
books in August and will provide donating clubs/foundations a financial
summary of the project. Samples of our QSL card can be seen at:
There will be 2 card styles:
- Double Card: Folded card, four sides color.
- Single Card: Two sides color, will be used mainly for Bureau cards
and for anyone requesting more than 10 QSOs. They will receive the
Double card and the Single card with the extra band slots.
We really appreciated the support from the worldwide clubs and foundations,
we are already looking at future projects..... 73, Gene K5GS VK9MT Treasurer"
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: A3EAQ, FO/OH1RX, FT5ZM, HC2AO, VP2E and XT2FCJ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4J0SFR, 7Z1SJ, A71EZ, CY0P, EX8BS, FK6BKP,
J28NC, JA5MOO/P, OH3OJ/8, RA1ZZ/P, UN3M and ZL7/OE2SNL
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2ER, BX5AF, LU4ML, OA4CPY, and OA4GL
VK9, NORFOLK ISLAND. Fred, VK3DAC, announced that he will be active as
VK9DAC from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between May 20-27th. He states, "The
trip is to do some bird watching and Amateur Radio operation. In addition
I will activate Mt. Bates 314m, 4 points VK9/NO-001 for Summits on the
Air (SOTA). I have registered with the Islands on the Air (IOTA) Web site
and look forward to contacting those who have not worked Norfolk Island."
Fred will be using an IC706MKllg (or a Yaesu FT 817 for his Summit Op)
into a loaded dipole and a 80m dipole wire antenna. He suggests the
following frequencies: 3595, 7105, 14250, 21250, 28450 and 50150 kHz.
QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
WP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (EME & HF Activity). Operators Bill/NZ5N and
Pete/N8PR will be going to St. Croix, USVI, for a 6 day effort to work
EME, Meteor Scatter and Tropo on 2 Meters. John/W4JAM and Mark/WC3W
will be going along to operate HF and 6 meters. The special callsign
N4M (N for Moon) will be used for the EME (Moonbounce) operation and the
callsign WP2/WC3W will be used for the HF operation. The group will arrive
in St. Croix on Wed., May 21st, and will operate through Tues. AM, May
27th. For more info about the EME operation, visit the Web page at:
All N4M QSOs will be loaded onto LoTW upon their return. Direct and
Bureau N4M QSLs go to N8PR. Direct QSLs for WP2/WC3W go to WC3W home
YOFF GREEN PARTY 2014 (Field Day Operations). The YOFF team of the SRR
(Romanian Society of Radioamateurs) and the ARER (Romanian Association
of Environmentalists Radioamateurs) invite all the radio amateurs to join
them in the YOFF Green Party 2014. Purpose: To stimulate the ham operators
to leave their house and be involved in portable/outdoor operations related
to the nature and ecology and to familiarize the world-wide radio amateurs
with protected natural areas. Dates: 0600-1759z, June 7th. For complete
details, see: http://wff-yo.blogspot.ro/p/blog-page_3.html
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active as ZD8Z from
Ascension Island (AF-003) between May 26th and June 3rd. Activity will
be on the HF bands. QSL via AI4U, direct or by the Bureau.
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