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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD026 (1995)

ARLD026 P5 QRV for 1st time
QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 26  ARLD026
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 16, 1995
To all radio amateurs   
ARLD026 P5 QRV for 1st time
Martti Laine, OH2BH, announced today from Vladivostok, Russia, that
the first authorized Amateur Radio operation took place from North
Korea on May 14.  They signed P5/OH2AM.
The Finnish business delegation, including OH2BC, OH2BH, and OH0XX,
experienced difficulties with Russian border guards while trying to
enter North Korea (DPRK).  The delegation was held for 26 hours
waiting clearance.  During that time they activated R0/OH0XX from
the border region.
Once in the DPRK, they report they were warmly hosted by government
and telecom officials.  During their 17-hour stay they were part of
a series of business activities and their on-the-air time was
limited.  Some 20 QSO's were made on two occasions (14 MHz SSB and 7
MHz CW).
The group presented four Yaesu HF/VHF transceivers for training
purposes, and for actual Amateur Radio activity which is now
scheduled for later this year.
The DPRK Telecom delegation will be participating in the first
Beijing DX Convention this October.  While there, they will observe
Amateur Radio in action at BY1PK and will meet with CRSA officials,
including IARU Liaison, Mr. Chen Ping, BZ1HAM.