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Asunto:[dxcolombia] Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 723
Fecha:Domingo, 21 de Agosto, 2005  17:47:58 (-0500)
Autor:Oscar A. Gaviria <hk6dos>

SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.723
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 723

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 723
BID: $OPDX.723
August 22, 2005
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

CCF & OHDXF CRUISE. Once again, the Contest Club Finland (CCF) and the
OH DX Foundation (OHDXF) are proud to announce the 11th CCF & OHDXF Contest
and DX Meeting on January 20-22nd, 2006. The meeting concept will be the
same as last January - a cruise on the Baltic Sea from Helsinki(OH) via
Aland Islands (OH0) to Stockholm (SM) and back to Helsinki. More details
of special cruise packages, agenda, registration etc... are coming soon.
Information from the previous CCF & OHDXF meetings can be found on the
CCF Web pages:         

CN, MOROCCO. Jim, W7EJ, will be active as CN2R during the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. Look
for him to be active before the contest on the WARC bands and 160 meters.
QSL via W7EJ.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Uli/DK2OC and Rich/W4GKR will be active (possibly as
EA8/homecall) from Gran Canaria Island (AF-004) now through September 4th.
Uli will handle CW and Rich will do SSB/PSK. If anyone needs a (specially)
PSK contact, please send info on Band/GMT, band opening to your QTH to:
They try very hard to be on that band/opening time slot. They should have
a good signal on all bands 40-10 meters. They will also try to get on
80 meters with a dipole. Listen between 18120-18130 kHz SSB, if band is
open. PSK frequencies are: 18105, 14070, 10139, 7035 and 3579 kHz. QSL
via their home callsign.

ET3, ETHIOPIA. YL chasers may want to look for the E.A.R.S. club station,
ET3AA, on 20 meters. Operator Mima was heard this past week on 14174 kHz
between 1530-1600z. QSL via Box 60258, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

GD6, ISLE OF MAN. Operators Joe/K1JB and Mike/K1EU will be active as
GD6IA during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Multi-Single
entry. QSL only direct to K1EU.

HI3, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Ted, HI3TEJ, announced that he will be active
in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. QSL via ON4IJ.

HS0, THAILAND. Charles, K4VUD, is now on the air as HS0ZCW. He informed
the DX community that there will be no 80 meters operations planned for
now. However, he may try to activate the HS0AC club station on that band
during the big contests. More details are forthcoming.

IOTA NEWS......................
   AF-NEW.  Mustapha/DL1BDF and Salaam/SU1ER announce that an Egyptian
            team consisting of SU1KA, SU1KM and SU1ER will be teaming
            up with guest operators from Italy to activate the new IOTA,
            Gifton Island (AF-New). The SU/I team has received permission
            to activate the island using the callsign/license, SU8GFTN.
            Activity is expected during September 2005. More details are
            forthcoming. QSL is via SU1ER: Ezzat Sayed Ramadan, PO Box 11,
            El-Thanaweyya Al-Gaweyya, Almaza 11391, Egypt.

   AF-018.  Operator IT9BLB and an international team will be active as
            IH9P from Pantelleria Island (IIA: TP01, WAIP: TP and ITU
            Zone: 37) during both CQ WW DX SSB and CW Contests as a
            Multi-???? entry. QSL via KR7X.

   AS-060.  Members of the Pyongtaek DX Club (D90HE) will be active from
            Saok Island (KDN H32 - Shinan-Gun), August 26-28th. Operators
            mentioned are: Han/DS2GOO, Lee/6K2CEW, Kim/DS4PAI and Kim/
            6K2CSD. The operators will sign as homecall/4. Acttivity will
            be on 80-10 meters SSB, RTTY and BPSK31. QSL via operator's
            home callsign, by the bureau or direct. For more details, visit
            the Web page at:

   AS-100.  Mark/4Z4KX, Ros/4Z5LA, Yuli/4X6HP, Isaac/4Z5LI, Ilya/4Z1UF
            and Jan/4X1VF will be active as 4X7AZ from Akhziv Island
            between September 30th and October 1st. Activity will be on
            40-10 meters CW and SSB. They plan to have three stations on
            the air. QSL via 4Z5LA (

   EU-017.  Fabio, IZ7FLQ, will be active as ID9/IZ7FLQ/p from a few
            islands in the Eolie Group (IOTA EU-017) between now and
            August 27th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the

   EU-047.  Matt, DJ8OG, will be active as DJ8OG/p from Baltrum Island
            (GIA N-06), now through August 27th. Activity will be on
            80-10 meters (no WARC bands) SSB. QSL via his home callsign,
            direct or through the bureau.

   EU-061.  Jorgen/LA5UF, Paul/LA6YEA and Trond/LA9VDA will be active
            as LA6Q from Svenner Island, September 15-18th. They will
            also activate the Svenner Fyr/Larvik lighthouse (WLH LA-025,
            ARLHS NOR-044 and WLOTA 1029). Activity will be mostly on
            80-17 meter CW, SSB with some RTTY. They also plan to
            participate in the SAC CW Contest with one station. QSL via
            LA9VDA (

   EU-124.  Look for the Barry Amateur Radio Society to activate GB5FI
            from Flatholm Island, Friday, August 26th to Tuesday, August
            30th. This is their annual trip. Activity will be on SSB,
            PSK, RTTY, SSTV, CW, Top Band to 70 Cms plus 6 meters. QSL
            via GW0ANA, callbook address or by the bureau.

   EU-138.  Operators Mario/DL5ME and Guenter/DG3HWO will be active as
            SM7/DL5ME and SM7/DG3HWO from Hassloe Island, August 27-31st.
            Activity will be on the 40/30/20/17/15 meters CW/SSB. Antennas
            are a Butternut and Spiderbeam. QSL via their home callsigns,
            direct (prefer) or by the bureau (longer wait).

   OC-148.  Hot, YC0IEM, will be active as YC0IEM/9 from Timor Island
            from August 29th through September 15th. QSL via IZ8CCW,
            direct or by the Bureau.

IARC'S AWARD WEB PAGE CHANGE. Isaac Lindenbaum, 4Z4TL, IARC V. Chairman
and Secretary, announced that the "Maccabiah 17 Games Award" Web page was
updated as follows: Award sample picture and a small applet to search
eligibility for the award were added. The Web page address is:
In case a callsign is not found on the search applet, please contact
Isaac, 4Z4TL, at:   

KH7K, KURE ISLAND (Update). A press release was sent out by Ward, N0AX,
late last week (dated 8/19/2005) indicating that the K7C team will be
leaving for Kure Island in less than a month. OPDX InterNet Subscribers
will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin. Excerpts
from the release state that the K7C team will leave the Hawaiian Island
by boat aboard the Machias on September 15th. It will take about 9 days
to sail to Kure Atoll, aided by the trade winds. The return trip will take
another day or two. During the voyage, they hope to be active as K7C/mm
on the HF bands. The success of this phase of the operation depends on
how they can best rig an antenna aboard the Machias. Activity from Kure
is expected to be between September 24th and October 6th. For more details,
please visit the K7C Web page at:

MONTAIN DXPEDITION CANCELLED! Alan, VK4AAR, reports: "It is with regret
that the DXpedition to a remote Dayak mountain village (of Sarawak - 9M8)
has had to be cancelled. Various factors contributed to this unfortunate
circumstance which caused Sengchai Chan (9M8SC) and Festus (9M8FH) and
their team to 'pull the plug' on their late August plans."

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Ari, OH5DX, will be active as OH0Z during the CQ WW
DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). Operation class is to be determined,
probably Single-Op and Single-Band (15m) or All-Band entry. QSL via

KA2HTV, as P5/KA2HTV as this was being written Sunday morning. There has
been some PIRATED QSNs but nothing legit. During the next few days there
"should" be activity. He announced that his last three days would be
devoted to ham radio. He is expected to be there until August 23rd.
QSL via KK5DO.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
   C91CW-C93DY NEWS. Dimitry, UT5UGR, reports that the on-line logs are
   available at:  
   If your contact is not in the on-line log or if there is any mistake,
   please request Dimitry to check the log manually via E-mail at:
   QSL cards will be arriving from the printer in 2-3 weeks. Please, QSL
   via UT5UGR: Dimitry Stashuk, P.O. Box 115, Kiev-147, 02147, Ukraine.
   Take a look at the QSLs via:
          Photo gallery of C91CW is available at:

          Photo gallery of C93DY is available at:

   Laurent/F8BBL (CW) and Jean Marc/F4ECL (SSB) was active this past
   weekend from Banc d'Arguin Island (EU-159 and DIFM AT-033). QSL via
   F8BBL, 100% by the bureau or direct.

   Online logs and photo story of the unexpected expedition of Barbara/
   SQ5BB and Andy/SP5XSD (from August 5-12th, 2005) to the islands and
   lighthouses of the Polish Baltic coastline (6 islands & 5 lighthouses)
   are now available at:

   QSL VK4YN/p via VK4FW. Activity was from Fraser Island (OC-142) this
   past weekend. Address via Bill Horner, PO Box 612, Childers,
   4660, Australia.

   QSL VK6DHI via VK4AAR (direct only) to: Alan Roocroft, 376 Old Toowoomba
   Road, Placid Hills 4343, Australia. Operators were Wally/VK6YS, Dan/
   VK8AN and Nigel/VK6KHD from Dirk Hartog Island (OC-206) this past

RTTY DX SURVEY. Don, AA5AU, Co-editor of the "VK2SG RTTY DX Notes", is
pleased to announce the "2005 RTTY Most Needed DXCC Entities Survey."
All digital operators are invited to take part in this exciting new
survey. The survey can be found on the following Web page at:
Survey ends 2400Z September 18, 2005.

S6, SINGAPORE. Members of the "Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting
Society" (SARTS) will organize another local field day to be held August
26-29th, from St. John's Island (AS-019). They expect a fairly large
group of local operators to operate and be active as S61FD. Look for
2-3 stations to be on the air on 40-15 meters all modes. If time permits,
and there is the availability of hardware; he may also try 80 meters and
possibly 160 meters. QSL via PA0KHS, by the Bureau or direct to:
Henk van Hensbergen, Smaragdstraat 53, 6534WN Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

SPECIAL EVENT. A special event station, SN25SOL, is operating from the
Gdansk Shipyard to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Solidarity
(Solidarnosc), the social movement which changed the country
(Poland) and Europe. The festivities will end on August 31st, 2005.
The station is operating on all bands from 80-10 meters (CW, SSB and
digital modes). Piotr, SP2AYC, is the QSL Manager (via PZK Bureau).

YO CONTEST. The Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) invites radio
amateurs world-wide to participate in the annual YO DX HF Contest. The
24 hour contest is scheduled on Saturday, August 27th, 1200z - Sunday,
August 28th, 1200z. Rules can be found on the following Web page at:
Writelog and N1MM Logger have recently included YO DX HF on their supported
contest list.

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Kure-Osity #2
19 August 2005

by H. Ward Silver, NĜAX (
K7C Team Member

K7C Web site:

Hurry to Kure

The one-month-to-go date passed on the 15th of August and the team is
scurrying about putting the final touches on everything - the radios,
the antennas, computers, food.  Of course, the biggest and most important
part of the expedition is the transportation!  If that doesn't pull through,
nothing else matters as we've seen several times in the past.  The rarer
the QTH, the more difficult the journey, it seems.  Could there be a
correlation here?

When one thinks of Kure Atoll at the far western end of the Hawaiian island
chain, the image of swaying palms, steel guitars, and various concoctions
of rum and fruit juice come to mind.  Nothing could be further from the
actual situation, I assure you!  First of all, Kure is a lot farther from
Honolulu than you might think - 1375 miles (2213 km)!  Travel the same
distance east from Honolulu instead and you'd be more than halfway back
to Los Angeles!

On the way to Kure, we'll pass the islands of Kauai and Niihau, the western
edge of inhabitation, and then have a long open ocean run past Nihoa, the
last of the islands with a Hawaiian name. 400 km (250 miles) later, we
reach Necker Island, 393 miles from Honolulu.  Necker begins an increasingly
austere series of classic desert islands until Midway is reached.  A large
military base until 1993, Midway is being returned to its native state as
a national wildlife refuge.  From Midway, it's about 60 miles further on
to our final destination Kure, the northernmost coral atoll in the world.

(Browse to to find
out more about the Hawaiian islands and how they formed.  Kure is a Hawaii
State Wildlife Refuge and more can be learned about it at

In the past, some DXpeditioners to Kure first flew to Midway via military
or tour aircraft and then took a boat to Kure. (There is a landing strip
at Kure from the Coast Guard LORAN station days, but it is no longer
maintained.)  These flights are no longer available, unfortunately.  The
expense of chartered aircraft ruled out that option, so it will be a
sailor's life for us on board the Machias.  This name should ring a bell
to aficionados of Pacific DX, the Machias having carried the Kingman
Reef/Palmyra expedition in 2000.  Once again, Cap'n Bill Austin will be
in charge of a cargo of wild-eyed hamsters in hot pursuit of DX!

Our captain estimates that the trip will take about 9 days from Honolulu
to Kure, aided by the trade winds.  Weather at this time of year is expected
to be mild. You can keep an eye on Kure weather at
Coming back we'll have to add another day or two; a total of 19 or more
days at sea.  We'll all be an old salt (or maybe just smell like one) by
the time we get back to the land of the hula girls and ukelele.
"Ahoy mateys, we're listenin' up five we are and we takes no prisoners!"
Browse to the K7C Web site for photos of the Machias.

During the voyage, we hope to be active as K7C/mm on the HF bands.  The
success of this phase of the operation depends on how we can best rig an
antenna aboard the Machias.  Operating at sea will be by-guess-and-by-golly,
but if the 6-watt, battery-powered rig of LI2B aboard the balsa raft
Kon-Tiki (Thor Heyerdahl's pioneering adventure in 1947) could maintain
contact with North America as it floated westward from South America, then
I suspect that we can, too.

This sounds like quite a voyage, doesn't it?  We'll set sail on September
15th and won't be seen again for a month!  Nevertheless, we'll have all
of you to keep us company through the magic of ham radio.  See you on the

Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - --or--
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)