ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD011 (2005)

ARLD011 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 11  ARLD011
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 17, 2005
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD011 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NC1L, OH4MDY, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, 425DXnews,
DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST.  Thanks to all.

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Igor, UA9CDC, Oleg, UA9CDV, Vadim, UA9CLB, Nick, UN4L
and Willy, UN9LW are QRV as 8Q7DV until March 29.  Activity is on
160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and possibly RTTY.  They will
participate in the Russian DX contest and the upcoming CQ WPX
contest.  QSL via operators' instructions.

MALTA, 9H.  Andrea, IK1PMR and YL Claudia, K2LEO are QRV as 9H3MR
and 9H3LEO, respectively, from Gozo Island, IOTA EU-023, until March
31.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using all modes.  9H3MR is
active mainly on CW and 9H3LEO mainly on RTTY.  They will also
participate in the BARTG RTTY contest and the upcoming CQ WPX
contest.  QSL both calls via IK1PMR.

CHILE, CE.  Marco, CE6TBN/7 will be QRV from Ascension Island, IOTA
SA-043, from March 19 and 20.  Activity will be on 40, 20 and 15
meters using SSB and some CW.  QSL direct.

ANGOLA, D2.  Janne, D2DX has been QRV on 20 meters between 1930 and
2030z.  QSL direct via operator's instructions.

TAJIKISTAN, EY.  Operators Arkady, UA4CC, Vladislav, UA4LU and
Sergej, RX3APM plan to be QRV as EY0R in the Russian DX contest.
Before the contest, they are active as EY8/homecalls.  Activity is
on 160 to 10 meters, including the newer bands, using CW and SSB.
QSL contest call via UA4CC and all others to home calls.

KERGUELEN ISLANDS, FT5X.  The Micro-Lite team may be QRV beginning
late on March 19.  Their callsign will be announced at the start of
the operation.

SVALBARD, JW.  Andy, UA3AB is QRV as JW/UA3AB until March 21.  This
includes an entry in the Russian DX contest.  Activity is on all
bands using CW and SSB.  He may also try some RTTY.  Outside the
contest, he will concentrate his activity on the newer bands.  QSL
to home call.

GREENLAND, OX.  Look for OH4JGE and OH4HJI to be QRV as homecalls/OX
from March 23 to 30.  OH4MDY will be QRV as OX3RZ.  They will be
active on 80 to 10 meters, including 30 and 12 meters, using mostly
CW with some SSB.  QSL via operators' instructions.

FRANZ JOSEF LAND, R1FJ.  Alex, R1FJL has been QRV on 20 meters CW
around 1230z.  QSL via operator's instructions.

CHAD, TT.  Michael, PA5M and Pierre, HB9AMO are QRV as TT8M and
TT8AMO, respectively, from N'Djamena for approximately two months
while on work assignment.  They are active on 160 to 6 meters during
their evening hours and spare time.   QSL both calls via PA7FM.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7.  A group of Japanese amateurs are QRV as
V73JY, V73KJ, V73HE and V73OP from Majuro Atoll, IOTA OC-029, until
March 28.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters, including the newer
bands, using CW and SSB.  QSL via operators' instructions.

INDONESIA, YB.  Sanyi, HA7VK and Gyuszi, HA2VR will be QRV as
YB0/homecalls from Jakarta from March 23 to April 5.  This is a
casual operation.  QSL YB0/HA7VK via HA0HW and YB0/HA2VR to home

ALBANIA, ZA.  Florian, ZA5G has been QRV on 17 meters using SSB from
around 1630 to 1930z.  QSL direct.

OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC.  The following operations are approved
for DXCC credit: Iraq, YI9KT, from May 7, 2004 to February 8, 2005;
Iraq, YI9GT, from May 7, 2004 to February 8, 2005; Afghanistan,
T6KBLRM, current operation; Bhutan, A52CDX, from October 24, 2004 to
November 12, 2004; Chad, TT8M, current operation effective March 14,
2005; Somalia, 6O0CW, from February 3 through 17, 2005.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The 10-10 International Mobile Contest,
BARTG HF RTTY Contest, Russian DX Contest, CLARA and Family HF
Contest, Virginia QSO Party, UBA Spring 6-Meter Contest and the 9KCC
15-Meter Contest are all scheduled for this weekend.  Please see
March QST, page 92 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for