ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD052 (2004)

ARLD052 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 52  ARLD052
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 30, 2004
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD052 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NC1L, ON4UN, SQ9FMU, TA3YJ, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX,
425DXnews, DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST.  Thanks to all.

MAURITANIA, 5T.  Yves, F6GDC, Pierre, F6CQX and Eric, F5SSM are QRV
as 5T5DY until January 9.  In addition to being active on
Nouakchott, they also plan to operate from Atar, Tergit and Banc
d'Arguin islands.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, with
some CW.  QSL via F6GDC.

PAKISTAN, AP.  Ijaz, AP2IA has been QRV using RTTY on 20 meters
around 1300z.  QSL direct.

HUNGARY, HA.  Look for special event station HA200CVM to be QRV
during January 2005 to dedicate the remembrance of poet Csokonai
Vitez Mihaly.  QSL via HA0NAR.

DJIBOUTI, J2.  J20FH has been QRV on 30 meters around 1920 to 2130z.
QSL via F5PRU.

BELGIUM, ON.  In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the kingdom
of Belgium, and its 25th year as a federal state, during 2005 all
Belgium amateurs may use the OO prefix in lieu of the regular ON
prefix.  Club station ON4UBA will be active as OO175B for regular
contacts, but will not be used in HF contests.  QSL via operators'

ARUBA, P4.  Ed, W0YK will be QRV as P40X from January 3 to 11.  He
will be active using CW on the low HF bands and newer bands.  He
will also use RTTY, which includes being an entry in the upcoming
ARRL RTTY Roundup.  QSL to home call.

POLAND, SP.  Look for SQ75FMU to be QRV from January 1 to 20, and
then from February 15 to March 15 to celebrate the 75th anniversary
of the Polish Amateur Radio Union, or PZK.  QSL via SQ9FMU.

EGYPT, SU.  Mike, SU9NC has been QRV on 80 meters around 0430z and
then 40 meters around 0520z.  QSL via OM2SA.
TURKEY, TA.  Berkin, TA3J will be QRV as TA3J/60 from January 1 to
March 1 from Antalya.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters,
including the newer bands, 2 meters and 70 centimeters, using all
modes.  QSL direct via TA3YJ.

TURKS AND CAICOS, VP5.  Saul, WA1UKN will be QRV as VP5/WA1UKN from
Grand Turk Island, and then North Caicos, from January 4 to the 28.
Activity will be on 40, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters using SSB.  QSL to
home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL Straight Key Night, Kid's Day
Contest, HA Happy New Year Contest, SARTG New Year RTTY Contest, New
Year's Snowball Contest, AGCW Happy New Year CW Contest, Original
QRP CW Contest and the AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest will certainly help
ring in the New Year. The Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party runs
until January 2. Please see December QST, page 85, January 2005 QST,
page 102 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.