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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD043 (1996)

ARLD043 DX news

DX Bulletin 43  ARLD043
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  September 19, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLD043 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Ted,
KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, Martti, OH2BH, and Contest
Corral from QST.  Thanks to all.

MADAGASCAR, 5R.  Jean Michel, F6AJA, is in France after his 5R8FI
operation and will have QSL cards printed soon.  Jean has the 5R8EN
logs up to September 7th, with the 5R8EN/P logs from Nosy Be, and is
preparing a short 5R8EN/P story.  Look for Gerard, 5R8EN, on RTTY
until mid October.

UGANDA, 5X.  Peter, 5X1T, aka ON6TT, reports he has some windows to
work Europe on the RS-12 satellite, between 1900-2000z, for the next
couple of days.

ANGOLA, D2.  Alex, PA3DZN, expects to be active in early October
from Luanda for a minimum of 6 months.  He plans to use his TS-50
and R7 on 10 - 40 meters, but a Force-12 C4 beam and a 600W
amplifier will be shipped to Luanda as well. For 80 and 160 meters,
he will try to install the usual wire antennas.  Operation will be
on CW, RTTY, and SSB.  QSL information ''TO BE ANNOUNCED.''

GUINEA BISSAU, J5.  Hans, DK9KX, and Dieter, DJ9ON, members of the
Cologne DX Group, are active on 80 to 10 meters, as J59KX and J59ON,
respectively.  This DXpedition is also joined by Anne, DF3KX.  Anne
uses a 100 watt transceiver and a R-7000 vertical.  Operations will
be mostly CW, with SSB and RTTY as well.  QSL via home calls.

KH7 CONFUSION.  Lee, KH6BZF, reminds amateurs that the FCC has
started issuing KH7 licenses to Hawaiian Amateurs.  KH7 callsigns
have been appearing on the bands in the last week or so.  These are
NOT Kure Island callsigns.

MYANMAR, XZ.  In preparation for the official opening of the Visit
Myanmar Year 1996 and the large scale XZ1N amateur radio operation
in November, Martti, OH2BH, will be visiting Myanmar on September 21
and 22.

Station XZ2BH will be sporadically on the air on several bands,
including the Scandinavian Activity Contest.  Equipment includes a
Yaesu FT1000MP and the Alpha 89 amplifier.


There has been a QSL Manager change in the upcoming ZV0MB and ZV0MV
DXpedition.  PT2DX was announced earlier as manager, but his address
is not in the current callbook. PT2GTI was announced as QSL Manager
for the Martim Vaz Island DXpedition.  QSLs go to PO Box 09647,
BRASILIA, DF, 70001-970.

The Danish QSL Bureau has changed their address to: EDR QSL BUREAU,
Klokkestoebervej 11, DK 5230 Odense M., Denmark.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  For more information on the ARRL 10-GHz
and Up Cumulative Contest, see June QST, page 107.  The Scandinavian
Activity Contest, cw, runs from 1500Z September 21 to 1800Z
September 22.  See September QST, page 104 for details.


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