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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD053 (2008)

ARLD053 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 53  ARLD053
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 24, 2008
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD053 DX news

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.

LESOTHO, 7P.  Danny, ZS6AW is QRV as 7P8AA until December 27.
Activity is mainly on 20 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2.  Dani, EA4ATI is QRV as 9M2TI from Kuala Lumpur
and is here for about one year.  Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10
meters using CW and SSB.   This includes entries in the upcoming
main international contests.  QSL to home call.

ANDORRA, C3.  Salvatore is QRV as C31CT and has been active on 30
meters from around 1100 to 1130z.  QSL via EA3QS.

ENGLAND, G.  Terry, GM3WUX will be QRV with special event callsign
GB2HLB from December 26 to January 22 in commemoration of the birth
of Louis Braille, the inventor of the embossed printing used by the
blind.  QSL via operator's instructions.

DJIBOUTI, J2.  Jean-Claude is QRV as J28JA and has been active on 20
meters around 1900z.  QSL via F5JFU.

OGASAWARA, JD1.  Hiroyuki, JG7PSJ and Makoto, JI5RPT will be QRV as
JD1BMH and JD1BLY, respectively, from Chichijima Island, IOTA
AS-031, from December 28 to January 2.  Activity will be on 160 to 6
meters, including various satellites, using CW, SSB and various
digital modes.  QSL to home calls.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2.  Nao, NY6X is QRV as KP2/homecall from St.
Croix Island, IOTA NA-106, until December 31.  QSL to home call.

PERU, OA.  Fred, DL1NL is QRV as OA4/homecall from Lima until
December 31.  He is active on 40 and 20 meters using CW.  QSL to
home call.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  Special event station PA30KST is QRV until the end
of 2008 in celebration of 30 years of the VERON club station PI4KST.
QSL via PE9DX.

BONAIRE, CURACAO, PJ2.  Larry, WO0Z will be QRV as PJ4/homecall from
Bonaire, IOTA SA-006, from December 26 to January 4.  Activity will
be mainly on 30 and 17 meters using all modes and operating holiday
style.  QSL to home call.

BANGLADESH, S2.  Operators S21RC, S21AM, S21DM and S21S will be QRV
from St. Martin's Island, IOTA AS-127, by the end of December.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and RTTY.  QSL direct
to EB7DX.

CHAD, TT.  Sylvain, F6CIS is QRV as TT8SK and may be here from six
months to three years.  Activity is on all bands during his spare
time.  QSL via F5OZF.

COTE d'IVOIRE, TU.  Phil, F4EGS is QRV as TU8/homecall from Abidjan
until the end of February 2009 while on work assignment.  Activity
is mostly on 160 and 80 meters but he will also try the other HF
bands using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

AUSTRALIA, VK.  JA6REX will be QRV as VK6/homecall from Perth from
December 28 to January 6 while on holiday.  Activity will be on 80
to 10 meters using mostly CW.  He plans to be active from other
locations as well.  QSL to home call.

CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9.  Jim, ND9M is QRV as VQ98JC until December 31.
He is also active as VQ9JC until April 2009.  Activity is on 30 to
15 meters using CW and generally around 1200 to 1630z most days.
This includes some activity on various satellites as well.  QSL to
home call.

MEXICO, XE.  Members of the Mexican Contest and DX group are QRV as
4A1DXXE until January 6 in celebration of their 4th anniversary.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Gary, W2VQ and Paul, WQ2N will be QRV as ZF2VQ
and ZF2NN, respectively, from December 28 to January 3.  Activity
will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge,
SKCC CW Sprint, DARC Christmas Contest, RAC Winter Contest, Original
QRP CW Contest, PODXS 070 Club QRP DX Scramble and the RAEM CW
Contest are all on tap this upcoming weekend.  The Lighthouse
Christmas Lights QSO Party runs until January 4, 2009.  Please see
December QST, page 68, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for


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