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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD001 (1996)

ARLD001 DX news

DX Bulletin 1  ARLD001
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 4, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLD001 DX news

The items in this week's bulletin are courtesy of Jean Michel,
F6AJA, Jules, W2JGR, Chris, G4BUE, Tedd, KB8NW, Joe, NJ1Q, the OPDX
Bulletin, the YCCC PacketCluster network and Contest Corral from
QST.  Thanks to all.

NEPAL, 9N.  There have been reports that Shin, 9N1SW, now has
permission to operate 160 meters.  Try 1824 kHz starting around
2100z.  QSL via JH1XUP.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6.  Check 14216 kHz from 1400 to 1530z for
A61AN.  QSL to Naser Fekri, PO Box 53656, Dubai, United Arab

CONGO, TN.  Hazel, TN7OT, is off the air due to radio failure.  It
is doubtful she will be on the air before departing the Congo in

BANGLADESH, S2.  Though JA2NQG and JE7RJZ have canceled their trip,
other operators from the Japanese UNICEF Ham Club might be active
sometime between January 5 and 12.

VK9XY February 4 to 13.  They will operate CW and SSB on 160 through
6 meters and satellites.  QSL via DK7NP.  Then it is on to VK9C.

COCOS KEELING ISLAND, VK9C.   The German team will be active as
VK9CR February 14 to 23.

CENTRAL KIRIBATI, T31.  T30DP is going to Kanton for business in
early January and will be QRV as T30DP/T31, only on 20 meters.  QSL
via VK4CRR.

REUNION ISLAND, FR5.  Albert, F6EDF, will sign FR5AK or FR/F6EDF
through January 19.  Antenna restrictions limit his activity to 20
meters.  Check 14190 kHz.

CAMBODIA, XU.  A station signing XU1XX/3 was recently heard on 14195
kHz at about 1500z.

KERMADEC ISLANDS, ZL8.  The Kermadec DX Association has been issued
both landing permit and operating license for their 11 day
DXpedition to Raoul Island slated for May 1996.  They will sign
ZL8RI.  The team thus far consists of Chris, ZL2DX, Ron, ZL2TT, Lee,
ZL2AL, Ken, ZL2HU, and Al, WA3YVN.  An operator is needed to replace
Ron, ZL1AMO, who will not be making the trip.  If interested,
contact Ken, ZL2HU.

FRENCH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY, FT.  FR5HR is on Reunion Island waiting
for transportation to Crozet, Kerguelen and Amsterdam Islands,
FT8/W/X/Z.  Departure is slated for February 12 with the first leg
being to Crozet.

GEORGIA, 4L.  In what may be the first satellite operation from 4L,
Sergey, UA6JR/3, will sign 4L1R through January 18.  Check 145.885
MHz on OSCAR 10 and 145.890 MHz on OSCAR 13.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, WP2.  Gerald, K9BG and Bob, KS9W, will sign
/WP2 from Saint Croix through January 10.  Besides CW and low bands
activity, they will enter the ARRL RTTY Roundup.  QSL via home

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI8.  Berthold, DF5WA, will sign /HI8 from Juan
Dolio January 16 to February 6.  Though concentrating on 160 and 80
meters, he will be on all bands operating CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via

DOMINICA, J7.  Scott, N9JCL, Tom, K0SN, Paul, WC9E, and Jim, AA9PB,
will operate from Dominica from late evening January 20 to the 25th.
Besides all HF bands, they will operate RS-12.  QSL via K0SN.  They
may operate from Antigua, V2, on January 20 while en route to

VK2SG SK.  Sid, VK2SG, became a silent key on December 29, at the
age of 76.  He and Bill, VK2EG, co-founded the Australian National
Amateur Radio Teleprinter Society, ANARTS, and the weekly RTTY DX
Notes, later known as the VK2SG RTTY DX Notes.  Sid was the first
Australian recipient of a RTTY DXCC award.  RIP Sid.

ZF1RC STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.  The house of Roger Corbin took a direct
lightning strike on December 23.  Although it was fortunate that
nobody was hurt, the lightning wiped out all electrical equipment in
the shack and most in other rooms.  ZF1RC is consequently QRT for a
while.  Roger also regrets that his response to requests for his QSL
cards will be very slow until he can get sorted out.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  Check out the ARRL RTTY Roundup on
January 6 and 7.  Full contest information appears on page 106 in
December QST.


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