ARRL DX Bulletin 008: February 1, 1996
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 8 ARLD008
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 1, 1996
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD008
ARLD008 DX news
This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Luke,
PT7WA, Frank, AH0W, PT2GTI, DL7VOA, DL9GOA, DX-NL, Chris, G4BUE,
Tedd, KB8NW, the Yankee Clipper Contest Club PacketCluster network
and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.
WAKE ISLAND UPDATE, KH9 The team has arrived on Wake, but no
PacketCluster spots have been posted in the northeast as of press
time. Due to work scheduling, Mike, KC7V, will not be on the team.
Bob, N6EK, is the new team member. The new route for cards is via
SOUTHERN COOK ISLANDS, ZK1 K8PYD and WT8S expect to operate from
February 17 to February 24. They will operate mostly CW and RTTY,
with some SSB, for this all band effort. Listen for ZK1PYD and
ZK1WTS. Their trip to Northern Cook Islands was canceled due to
CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7 Barry, G3MFW/ZS1JF, will operate from ZL7
February 15 to 19. He prefers SSB. Call sign TBA. QSL via KA1JC.
UGANDA, 5X Peter, ON6TT, is returning to Uganda for a 6 month to 2
year stint managing a telecom team associated with the UN World Food
Program. It may take a month before he receives his 5X license.
Plans are to operate mostly SSB and RTTY, though he works CW on
request or by sked. Peter will be on the air for most contests.
QSL via ON5NT. Though based in 5X, he will visit and operate from
9X, 9U, 9Q, 5H, ST, ST0, T5, 5Z, E3 and ET.
THE GAMBIA, C56 DL2RUM, DL7BO, DL7DF, DL7UFR and DL7URH will
operate two stations from near Banjul March 4 to 18. Call signs
TBA. CW frequencies will be 1822, 3505, 7005, 10115, 14005, 18073
and 21005. SSB will be on popular DX frequencies. Though primarily
an MF/HF, CW/SSB/RTTY operation, some OSCAR 13 and 6 meter work is
possible. QSL via DL7DF.
TONGA, A3 Paul, KK6H, will operate during spare time, usually from
1700 to 1900z and 0500 to 0900z. He will sign A35RK on CW and RTTY.
QSL via W7TSQ, either direct or via the W7 bureau.
MALDIVE ISLANDS, 8Q Chris, HB9CYV, and Rolf, HB9CZR, hope to sign
8Q7YV and 8Q7ZR respectively, February 14 to 20. Plans are for 80
through 10 meter activity, with a chance for 160 meters as well.
IVORY COAST, TU G3SXW, G4FAM, K7GE, N7BG and WB7SRW will be active
in the ARRL DX CW Contest February 17 and 18 as TU5A. QSL via
W8AEF. They hope to be on the air with individual call signs
February 15 and 16.
INDIA Pai, VU2PAI, informs DX'ers that he prefers postage stamps
to green stamps. Indian Excise and Customs rules come into play
here. Pai continues to be active on 160 meters with a dipole,
though new antennas at a new QTH are in the works.
TRINDADE ISLAND, PY0 PY1UP will be doing a four month hitch at the
Brazilian Naval Base and intends to operate PY0TI on all bands. His
ship leaves Rio early February. QSL via PY1UP.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF Dick, K3DI, will sign ZF2OP with QRP in the
ARRL CW DX Contest February 17 and 18. QSL via K3DI.
MONTSERRAT, VP2M Art, WA2UJH, returns as VP2MDY February 16 to
March 1. He will operate mostly CW 160 to 10 meters. QSL via NW8F.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO Operating events to choose from include
the Classic Radio Exchange, North American Sprint phone and Maine,
New Hampshire, Vermont and Northern New England QSO Parties. See
page 108 in February QST for rules.