ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD012 (1996)

ARLD012 DX news

DX Bulletin 12  ARLD012
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 22, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLD012 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by the
Yankee Clipper Contest Club PacketCluster network, Tedd, KB8NW, the
OPDX Bulletin, and Contest Corral from QST.  Thanks to all.

MYANMAR, XZ.  The Finnish team of OH1MA, OH1RY, OH2BE, OH2BH, and
OH2KNB were supposed to be on the air as XZ1R February 18 to 28,
though there have been no PacketCluster spots on our New England
network to date.  Listen for their CW on 1824.5/1831, 3504, 7004,
10114, 14004, 18074, 21004, 24894 and 28004 kHz.  SSB will be on
1845, 3795, 7042/7095, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz.
QSL via SCSDX Team, PO Box 111, FIN 24101, SALO, FINLAND.

KERMADEC ISLAND, ZL8.  The team for this DXpedition consists of Ken,
ZL2HU, Chris, ZL2DX, Ron, ZL2TT, Lee, ZL2AL, Al, WA3YVN and an
unnamed Japanese operator.  They will be active for 11 days starting
May 4.  They depart from New Zealand on April 30.

AUCKLAND ISLAND, ZL9.  Graham, ZL4MV, should be wrapping up his
ZL9GD operation around press time for this bulletin.  This was a
short notice trip that he couldn't refuse.

WESTERN SAHARA, S0.  S01A, EA2JG, and other EA's and Europeans will
be active from S020R starting February 20. They should be active on
CW and SSB for about a week.  QSL via EA2JG, Arseli Echeguren, Las
Vegas 91, 01479 Luyando, (Alava) Spain.  Please, no bureau cards.

MALTA, 9H.  NODXA members and friends DL7IO, DL7IQ, DL7UTM, DL7URH,
DL2RUM and others will be QRV May 17 to 31.  Most activity will be
from Gozo Island, though some from Comino Island may be possible.
Individual's call signs known at press time are 9H3TZ and 9H3TY.
They will sign 9H3TY or a 9H8 call sign in the CQ WW WPX CW contest.

CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9.  Ron, AA5DX, will sign either VQ9DX or VQ9RM
for the next 4 months.  He will concentrate on 160, 80 and 40

ICELAND, TF.  Fred, ON6QR, Peter, ON7PC, Jack, ON5OO and Stef,
ON1KSZ, will be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest March 30 and 31.  A
special call sign may be used for the contest.  Listen for them from
Reykjavik March 26 to April 2 signing TF/their special call/P.  They
will try to operate during the afternoon of March 28 from Westman
Islands with the TF7/ prefix and /P suffix.  Check 14260 kHz and
other IOTA frequencies.

BELIZE, V31.  Vic, KI6IM, and John, N6YRU, will operate V31DX in the
ARRL SSB DX contest from Ambergris Caye.  QSL via AA6BB.

PALMYRA ATOLL, KH5.  There have been reports of an article in the
Monday, February 12, Pacific Daily News newspaper in Guam reporting
a Honolulu family selling the atoll to a New York firm.  This firm
is supposedly interested in the atoll for scientific research and
hotel development.

SINT MAARTEN, PJ7.  Ron, ND5S, xyl Sue, KF5LG, Bill, AA8GL, and his
xyl Dorothy, KB8ZXO, will sign /PJ7 from the Sapphire Beach Club
February 25 to March 9.  They will be in the ARRL SSB Contest the
first weekend in March. They hope to have a special call sign once
they get to the island. QSL via their home calls.

VP2E/KL7YL are some calls you should be hearing February 28 to March
6.  During the ARRL SSB DX Contest listen for VP2E.  QSL individual
efforts via home calls and VP2E via KC0ZC.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  For details on the UBA and YL-OM CW
contests, and CQ WW 160 Meter DX and REF French phone contests,
check page 105 in January QST.  Also on tap for this weekend are the
CZEBRIT QRP Contest, North Carolina and Winter QRP QSO Parties and
RSGB 7 MHz Contest.  More info appears on page 108 of February QST.