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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD002 (1997)

ARLD002 DX news

DX Bulletin 2  ARLD002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 9, 1997
To all radio amateurs

ARLD002 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Tedd,
KB8NW, The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin, Chris, G4BUE, The DXNS, the Yankee
Clipper Contest Club PacketCluster network and Contest Corral from
QST.  Thanks to all.

HEARD ISLAND UPDATE.  Due to a strike by the French Regie Maritime,
the departure of the ship from Reunion Island was delayed until
January 5.  They are now heading directly to Heard Island and will
be on schedule to be QRV from Heard on January 13.  They will leave
Heard Island January 30 or 31 and will stop at Kerguelen on the way
back as planned, but the chances of being QRV are minimal because of
the limited time now available.  The group has been active en route
as TO0R/MM.

EASTERN KIRIBATI, T32.  T32Z, has been quite active from Christmas
Island.  CW and SSB activity varies between 0130 and 0800z and also
around 1900z.  Check 1826, 7003, 14180 and 21005 kHz.  QSL is via

JAN MAYEN, JX.  Per, LA7DFA, who is QRV as JX7DFA until April, will
concentrate on 80 meter SSB in January.  In February he will be QRV
from the QTH on the western side of the island with high power and
better antennas, and will concentrate on 80 and 160 meters.  QSL to
home call via bureau or direct.

BRUNEI, V8.  Hiro, JA1WTR, formerly TA2ZY, VU2WTR and XW8HK, is QRV
as V85HY on 80, 40, 30, 17 and 15 meters, mostly CW.  QSL via bureau
or direct.

ST. HELENA, ZD7.  Cherie, ZD7YL, is QRV on 20 meter SSB.  She is the
xyl of ZD7TT who is in the Falklands.  QSL direct.

ST PETER and ST PAUL ROCKS, PY0.  Karl, PS7KM, and Tino, PT7AA, will
be QRV for 2 to 3 weeks starting on January 25 as ZY0SK on SSB and
ZY0SG on CW.  Look for them on CW and SSB on the usual DX
frequencies, no 160 meters.  QSL CW QSOs via PT7AA and SSB QSOs via

WESTERN MALAYSIA, 9M2.  Dick, N4ISV, is QRV as 9M2RY for several
years.  He can be found using CW or SSB on 80 through 15 meters.
QSL via N4JR.

ARUBA, P4.  Mike, K4PI, will operate at P49I from January 22 through
28, including the CQ WW 160 Meter CW Contest.  Before and after the
contest, he will be active on newband/lowband CW.  QSL to K4PI.

GHANA, 9G.  Steve, PA3GBQ, will be here from February 1 to March 8,
using the call sign 9G5BQ.  He will try to obtain a license for 160
meters.  Steve may make a trip to TU land during this time.  All QSL
cards via PA3GBQ.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2.  The German group who were QRV as VK9CR in
1996 will be QRV in February from the Misima Island Guesthouse in
the Louisiade Archipelago.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Bernhard, DL2GAC, and Siegfried, DK9FN, will
be QRV at the beginning of February for at least two weeks as H44MS
on SSB and H44/DK9FN on CW.

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, PJ2.  The Island/DX News reports John, W1BIH,
will be active as PJ9JT from Curacao, through March 30th.  Activity
will have an emphasis on CW, with operations on 160 through 10
meters.  QSL via W1AX.

QSL CORRECTION.  Bill, K1SE, reports an error in ARLD001.  All QSLs
for A92GD should go to K1SE only and NOT direct to Bob.  QSL to
K1SE, P.O. Box 685, Manassas Park, Virginia  20113-0685.

USI ALERT, United States Islands Award Program.  Jim, AA3ID, and XYL
Dianne, N3GPF, will be back on Hatteras Island, NC-005S, through
January 12, with 6 through 80 meter capability. Their main operating
frequency will be 14260 kHz. Special QSLs will be available.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Japan International DX Contest, CW,
the DYLC Midwinter Contest, QRP ARCI Winter Fireside SSB Sprint and
North American QSO Party, CW, are all available for your radio
pleasure.  Get all the details in January QST, page 107.


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