The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1518.1
June 5, 2021
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Clusters
Network, K3LR, K4ZW and W9EWZ for the following DX information.
"Celebrating 30 years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
*** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR KB8NW (Reminder): There will NOT be a bulletin
on June 7th. However, this does not include special announcements which
I will send them out. PLEASE continue to send me your DX information.
You never know what I might do while taking in the sun with the family
at Panama City Beach, FL.
2022 HAMVENTION NEWS (New Contest Hotel location for 2022). Tim, K3LR,
posted the following (For the Contest Hotel Committee) on June 4th [edited]:
Attention Contesters and DXers! Contest-related activities that have
previously taken place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel during the Dayton
Hamvention(R) are moving to the Hope Hotel beginning in 2022.
In May 2022, official Contesting activities will be at the Hope Hotel,
including four nights of the Contest Super Suite, Contest University,
The Top Band Dinner, The Contest Dinner and the KC DX Club CW copying
competition. There may be additional related events as well.
The Hope Hotel is an excellent facility, well suited for Contesters and
DXers. There is plenty of parking and it is located closer to the Ham-
vention than the downtown Dayton hotels. The Hope Hotel is adjacent
to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Guests do not go through the
We have spent almost two years working on this project and we believe
you will enjoy the change of venue.
Room reservations will be taken by the Hope Hotel starting on Tuesday,
June 8, 2021, at 9 AM EDT. Do not call them before that time. You can
get room reservations by phone only. If you try to book on line you
will see that there are no rooms for those dates. Every room in the
Hope Hotel has been blocked for Contesters and DXers for Hamvention
week. Starting Tuesday June 8, 2021, at 9 AM EDT, you can call
937-879-2696 and ask for a reservation in the Contest University 2022
room block. There is no minimum night commitment. The room rate is
143 USDs per night plus tax and that includes a hot buffet breakfast
each day of your stay. The room rate is the same for a single queen,
two queens or a single king with a pull out.
If you have 2022 reservations at the Crowne Plaza (now the Radisson
Hotel Dayton) you can contact the Radisson at (937) 224-0800 to cancel
and obtain any refunds. The Radisson is aware of the venue change for
Please spread the word to all Contest Club reflectors, etc.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday night, May 18, 2022, for
the first night of the 2022 Contest Super Suite at the Hope Hotel.
MDXC PRESENTATION. Bob Urban, W9EWZ, President of the Madison DX Club,
sent out the following announcement: Please join us and our special guest
speaker for the Madison DX Club program for Tuesday evening, June 8th.
All are welcome:
"Modes of Propagation on 6 Meters" will be presented by propagation
expert Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA. Carl will begin with a brief look at
the atmosphere and the ionosphere. He will then cover atmospheric modes
(including polar mesosphere summer echoes and the Hepburn tropo maps)
and ionospheric modes (E and F2 regions and sporadic-E). G3YLA's and
K1YOW's recent work with sporadic-E, and the eBook by K5ND on 6m will
be discussed. Finally, references for more 6m info will be listed. Carl
will be available to answer your questions, so please join us for another
interesting evening on Tuesday, June 8th. All are welcome:
Time: Our Zoom host and Program Chairman, Kevin Shea, N9JKP, will be
online from 5:45 Central Daylight Time to socialize before the business
meeting begins and to provide time to work through any technical issues.
In case of problems getting on, you can call or text Kevin at 608-444-4125.
A brief business meeting will begin at 6:00 Central Daylight Time. The
program will begin immediately following the meeting at 6:30 Central
Daylight Time, sharp. All interested hams are welcome.
To Join the Zoom Meeting and Program simply use this link:
Meeting ID: 831 8139 6616
YASME NEWS (YASME Foundation Supporting Grants). The following was sent
out on June 1st [edited]: The Board of Directors of the Yasme Foundation
is pleased to announce that it has made the following grants at its May 26,
2021, board meeting:
* Oscar Pancorvo, OA4AMN, and Pablo Valentin Vazquez, OA4AI, in support
of their youth training program in Peru.
* Maranyundo School (Rwanda) amateur radio books and training material,
to help establish a radio club.
* Seychelles Amateur Radio Club (SARA) ongoing support for license exams
and fees. Yasme?s 2020 grant helped eight residents pass the RSGB
foundation exam. Just last week those eight club members received
their S79 callsigns.
Ward Silver, N0AX, President Of The Yasme Foundation
Board of Directors:
Ward Silver, N0AX, President and Director
Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, Vice-President, Secretary and Director
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Treasurer and Director
Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director
Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director
Marty Woll, N6VI, Director
James Brooks, 9V1YC, Director