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Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1197.1

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1197.1
BID: $OPDX.1197.1
January 13, 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 Network and The Rockall Dx Group for the following DX information.

EP, IRAN (Kish Island; AS-166). Press Release V, January 13th [edited] --
Thursday morning, three years after our first contact in Iran, members of
the Rockall Dx Group will be leaving Brussels at 12 o’clock local time.
Flying to Teheran (via Moscow) where we have to change airport for the
domestic flight to Kish Island AS-166. We have 30 fully packed suitcases
filled with radio equipment and antennas. Radios will be carried as hand
luggage which leaves about 6 kg of personal stuff for each operator.
  We expect arrival on Kish island January 16th early morning. As soon as
we have approval from the local police we can start building antennas.
Priority will be lowband TX. 40m four-square and Hexbeams setting up the
equipment in the shack is planned after sunset. EP6T will probably be
going on air early morning of January 17th, but remember that we have
not been sleeping for 36 hours at that time! Lowband RX antennas and 10m
yagi will go up during the next day. We will be off air for a few hours
to finish the station setup.
  There will be two groups of 5 people operating in 4 hour shifts, around
the clock. Again we want to ask people in Europe and Asia for your co-
operation when we have propagation to North America, since this is the
most difficult path on all bands. Listen to the operators instructions,
and we will all be enjoying the pile ups.
  There has been some deliberate QRM on 80 meters during the last months,
the EP6T operators are aware of this, so turn your VFO away from the QRM
and maybe you will find us calling a little bit below or above our
announced frequency.
  On Top Band we may be listening 1803 ­ 1810 for NA if EU/AS signals are
causing too much trouble. Again, listen to the operators instructions.
  We would like some signal reports from NA on 10 and 160m. Please send
these reports via <> so we can adjust according to pro-
pagation openings. We will have daily updates from our pilots. If you
want to know the best time to work us, use the link to K6TU on our
website <>. When we have internet access you will
find pictures, updates and the online log as well. Don’t forget the donate
button which gives you a free QSL card for your QSO with EP.
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Editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX - DXer's Tool of Excellence)
President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
Sysop of the "Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS" (BARF80.ORG)

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