DX Bulletin #93 December 28, 1992
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The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 092 (OPDX.092)
December 28, 1992
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 216-237-8208 14400/9600/2400/1200/300 8/N/1
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, DL1HBT & DXNL, DF4RD,
ARRL, KE2LJ, NT2X, K4CEF & Southeastern Cluster Group, WB3JFS, WB4IUX,
N5OK, IK5AAX, JH1FDP and AA7KE for the following DX information.
9F, ETHIOPIA. Rudi, DK7PE, is now active as 9F2CW, until December 31,
on 160-10 meters including the WARC bands. Activity will be mainly on
CW. Rudi suggests to listen on 160 and 80 meters during Ethiopia's
sunrise and sunset. QSL via DK7PE.
A7, QATAR. A71AL/SP5EXA has been sporadically active on 20 meter CW between
1700-1900z and on 40 meters CW between 2000-2200z. There have been a few
QSNs on 18 MHz around 1730z and 10 MHz around 2000 to 2100z. QSL to: Box
22101, Doha, Qatar.
AP, PAKISTAN. There was some activity by a few AP operators this week.
AP2JT was heard on 28480 kHz around 1451z. AP2AL has been quite active
around 14182 kHz beginning around 1145z. Also, AP2JZB has been heard on
21335 kHz at 1500z, 24954 kHz at 1330z and 28480 kHz at 1400z.
CZECHOSLAVAKIA. It is being reported in the news media that Czechoslovakia
will split into two separate political divisions effective January 1,
1993. The Czech Parliament has now held their last official meeting as a
unified body. There has been one problem that has developed. After a
written agreement that neither of the two new republics would use former
symbols of the old republic to represent themselves, one of the two has
adopted the flag of the old federation as its flag. The League has not
commented yet on the split or how it will affect the DXCC Countries
List. However an ARRL DX Bulletin stated the following: "SLOVAKIA. DL1FL
says after January 1, stations in Slovakia will use the prefix OM.
Stations in the Czech Republic will continue to use OK and OL."
JX, JAN MAYEN ISLAND. JX3EX "TJ" has been a regular visitor to the 14256
DX Net, and exemplifies the extreme measures that some DX operators
will go to, to provide us with DX contacts. The Jan Mayen main base
is located on the South side of the island which has bad propagation
to the USA. The main base has antennas for most bands, including a
full size 80 meter Delta Loop. There are 25 persons, including 6
females, at the station who provide meterological data to Greenland.
To provide the USA with good signals, they must walk or ski for
3 hours to the North side of the island. The north side has a site
with a generator and a 20 meter Delta Loop, in a temporary site. The
diesel fuel and radio equipment must be carried by the operators from
the south site to the north site, each trip. JX3EX "TJ", accompanied
by a co-worker "Molly", has been making this trek overland to provide
us with IOTA EU-22 and Jan Mayen Island. Qsl via LA5NM.
KC6, BELAU. Members of the Oklahoma DX Association, Jim (WV5S), Charlie
(W0RRY) and Coy (N5OK) will be returning to Belau and signing KC6SS,
KC6RR and KC6OK, respectively, from February 10-28. The DXpedition is
being sponsored by the Oklahoma Comm Center and Yaesu. They will be
active on CW, SSB and RTTY. Activity will be on 2-160 meters with
emphasis on the low bands, WARC, 6 meters and 2 meter EME. The main
operation will be from Koror, but an attempt will be made to activate
other islands. They will be active in the ARRL CW International DX
Contest as KC6OK. QSLs for this operation only go to P.O. Box 73, Owasso,
P5, NORTH KOREA. Romeo and two other operators continue to be active
as P5RS7. It has been reported that Romeo was issued the license (by the
North Korean Military) only if he was assisted by a North Korean
operator. Romeo had the papers in hand when he talked to Vern, W8BLA,
on November 17. But when Romeo called Vern back on December 9, he was
still unable to get on the air and was taking care of the final details.
This operation is reported to be under heavy military surveillance.
The length of the operation (when first reported) would be 5 to 10 days,
which started December 18th, but there has been a rumor going around
that Romeo may stay until February. (REMEMBER: RUMORED) QSL via JA1HGY,
Nao Mashita, 8-2-4 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107, Japan. DO NOT send your
cards to Ed, NT2X.
VR6, PITCAIRN ISLAND. Depending on their ship, Hiro (VK4CPU) and Nob
(WK3D), plan to be active beginning in early January sometime between
the 10th and 14th and operate thru March. Call signs to be used will be
VR6JJ for Nob and VR6BB for Hiro. Activity will be CW/SSB/RTTY/FM on
160-6 meters including the WARC bands. A beacon will be operational on
50.120 MHz. For updates on 6 meter activity listen to 28885 kHz. Hob
states if they cannot bring a generator with them, electricity on the
island will only be available for 2 hours in the morning and 4 hours in
the evening. QSL via JF2KOZ, Yuji Miura, Room 101 Main Haitsu,
7-3 Yanagigaoka, Tahara Atusumi-gun, Aichi 441-34, Japan.
AMTOR AND RTTY ACTIVITY.
ARQ - FR4FR 14074/1704z, KL7AJ 14076/0709z, XU6TQ 14079/1442z
RTTY - C9CTR 14090/1750z, EA6VS 14089/1118z, ES7JW 21081/1121z,
UW9CX 14087/1125z, VK9CB 14090/1727z,
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