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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD053 (2007)

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ZCZC AE53
QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 53  ARLD053
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 20, 2007
To all radio amateurs   

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

BOUVET, 3Y.  Petrus, ZS6GCM is QRV as 3Y0E probably until February
14, 2008.  He is the medical officer with a five member research
team on the island.  He is a newly licensed operator, with
capabilities to be QRV on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters during his spare
time only.  QSL via LZ3HI.

SRI LANKA, 4S.  Ivan is QRV as 4S7DXG and has been active on 20
meters SSB just before 1500z and then on 30 meters around 1630z.
QSL via UR9IDX.

TANZANIA, 5H.  Pat, W8FV is QRV as 5H9PD from Mwanza until around
January 12.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using mostly CW.  He may
try to be active on 80 meters.  He will also be active using PSK31.
QSL to home call.

MALTA, 9H.  Horst, DJ6OV will be QRV as 9H3HW during his holiday
here from December 23 to January 5.  QSL to home call.

MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3.  Luis, CT3EE will be QRV using European PSK
Club call CT9EPC from December 22 to 28.  Activity will be mostly on
40 and 20 meters using digital modes.  QSL direct to home call.

PALESTINE, E4.  Operators Mike, OM2DX, Steve, OM3JW, Rudy, OM3PC and
Miro, OM5RW are QRV as E4/OM2DX until December 22.  Activity is on
160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with two stations.  QSL via
OM3JW.

ETHIOPIA, ET.  Joe is QRV as ET3JA and has been active on 17 meters
SSB just before 1500.  He ha also been active on 20 meters SSB from
around 1530 to 1800z.  He is here for about one year.  QSL via
OK3AA.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ.  FJ/OH2AM is QRV from this new DXCC entity and
has been active of late on 40, 20 and 17 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL via OH2BN.

SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS.  Paul is QRV as LU1ZA from the Orcadas base on
Laurie Island, IOTA AN-008.  He is often active on the Antarctic DX
Net from 2300 to 0200z.  QSL via LU4DXU.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  Special event Christmas stations PA07XMAS,
PC07XMAS, PD07SANTA, PD07XMAS, PD08HNY, PF07XMAS, PG07XMAS,
PH07XMAS, are QRV until January 6.  QSL via operators' instructions.

WESTERN SAHARA. S0.  Fernando, EA1BT is QRV as S05A and has been
active on 40 and 20 meters using SSB.  His length of stay is
unknown.  QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8.  Frank, I2DMI and his XYL Giovanna are on Koror Island,
IOTA OC-009, until January 2.  He is active as T88RY using mainly
RTTY on 80 to 6 meters.  QSL to home call.

NAMIBIA, V5.  Frank, V51AS, will be QRV on 160 meters from December
22 to 23.

NEW DXCC ENTITY.  The ARRL DXCC Desk is pleased to announce the
addition of St Barthelemy (FJ) to the DXCC List, making the island
entity number 338 with an effective date of 14 December, 2007. Cards
with contacts dated December 14, 2007 or after will be accepted for
DXCC credit.  New card submissions for St Barthelemy will not be
accepted until January 1, 2008 in order to allow time for
administrative adjustments.  French St Martin (FS), while also added
to the List of Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty, will
remain on the DXCC List, but it is now considered a Point 1
Political Entity under the same classification as that of St
Barthelemy.  If St. Martin has already been worked, confirmed and
credited to a DXCC award, it is unnecessary to rework it for DXCC
credit.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The NCCC CW Sprint and RAEM CW Contest
are up for this weekend.  The DARC Christmas Contest and SKCC CW
Sprint are scheduled for December 26.  The Lighthouse Christmas
Lights QSO Party runs until January 1.  Please see December QST,
page 78, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.
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