The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1350.2
February 5, 2018
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, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network, 3Y0Z Web page and OH2BH for the following DX information.
3Y0Z DXPEDITION NEWS: February 5, 2018, 0930 UTC: Our captain has decided
that it is in the best interest of safety and expediency to proceed
directly to Capetown, South Africa rather than Punta Arenas, Chile. We
are now heading north to avoid the possibility of encountering ice.
Currently, there is no ice in sight or on radar. In due time, we will
head easterly toward Capetown.
Our entire team is safe. Most are resting in their bunks and in good
spirits. We will keep the amateur radio community and our families
informed, as we continue our journey.
1445 UTC: Position: 53 degrees 42 minutes South, 0.41 degrees West.
Heading 58 degrees. Speed 7 knots. The wind is from 165 degrees and
pushing us along in moderate following seas.
Our ride is now considerably smoother than earlier, today. We did
pass through some ice between 1200 and 1300 UTC. The sea is clear now.
We are headed for Capetown, South Africa. This is the safest and most
expedient course for us.
We thank those who have expressed concern and good wishes. We are, of
course very, very disappointed. We are slowed, but safe.
FROM FREEZING KOSOVO WITH SMILE, FEB.05, 2018
NEW WEEK COMING UP IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO
The 3rd week is starting and many delegates in Kosovo will be heading
back home. This week has offered variety of low-bands and odd bands on
CW by VE7NY and DL3DXX who will depart soon.
Now the new week will concentrate on giving out some RTTY QSOs. The
group of DJ5IW, DM5TI, DD2ML and S57AW will keep the RTTY fire on, including
the CQ WPX RTTY contest while the next weekend would bring-in the local
showcase by the most active locals; Z61DX, Z61VB, Z62FB and Z63DBB.
They will be a fresh air from the Pristina HQ Station at the Pristina
The 4th and last week will bring back a small international tag- team,
adding the number of country delegates to eleven (11). They will take
the party machine to the actual 10TH Independency Anniversary on Feb.18,
which activity would include sporadic showing in the ARRL DX (CW) Contest.
Some pictures added to Z60A QRZ.com
Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - E-mail addresses:
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