ARRL DX Bulletin 003: January 16, 1997

DX Bulletin 3 ARLD003
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 16, 1997
To all radio amateurs

ARLD003 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, John, K9UWA, John, N0JT, Steve, K4WA, the DX News Letter, the DX News Sheet, and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

HEARD ISLAND, VK0. VK0IR is QRV on all bands and modes with five stations. Check your local PacketCluster for up to date spots on this DXpedition. The NCDXF beacon is also QRV on 14.100, 18.110, 21.150, 24.930, and 28.200 MHz, with reception reports coming in from many parts of the world.

ALGERIA, 7X. Enrique, EA5AD, will be active as 7X0AD, on all bands, using SSB. His QTH is near the capital of Alger. QSL via EA4URE.

BARBADOS, 8P. Glenn, VA3DX, will be QRV for two weeks from Barbados. He will also operate as 8P9DX in the CQWW 160 CW Contest. QSL to VE3ICR, Glenn Wyant, 74 Highland Ave, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 4J1, Canada.

PUERTO RICO, KP4. K4UJ, and K4WA, will operate from here January 22 through January 27. Operations include the CQWW 160 CW contest. The contest callsign will be KP4/K4UJ. Outside the contest, they will operate as KP4/homecalls. QSL via homecalls.

JAN MAYEN, JX. Per, LA7DFA, is active as JX7DFA until April. He plans to concentrate on 80 meters during January. He will be moving his location to the western side of the island in February, where he will concentrate on 160 and 80 meters. QSL via the bureau.

ARUBA, P4. Mike, K4PI will be active as P49I from January 22 through 28. He will also be active in the CQWW 160M Contesg, and will be QRV before and after the contest on CW on the lower and newer bands. QSL via K4PI. Also look for John, K9UWA, and Jean, N9PXF, to be active as P40WA for the CQWW 160M CW Contest. QSL both calls via K9UWA.

ST. MARTIN GROUP, PJ. Mike, K3UOC, will be active as PJ5AA from St. Eustatius January 24 through 28. Activity will be on all bands plus participation in the CQWW 160M Contest. QSL via W1AF.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Joe, K8JP, will be active as VP5/K8JP, February 12 through 24. Activity will also include entries in the ARRL DX CW Contest and the CQWW 160M SSB Contest as VP5JP. QSL to K8JP, PO Box 59573, Schaumburg, IL 60159 0573.

REVILLA GIGEDO, XF. Hector, XE1BEF, is active as XF4CA and will be here until January 20. His activity will be on all bands on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

PARAGUAY, ZP. A group using the callsign ZP0V will be operating from Yacyreta Island, located in the Parana River, from January 19 through 26. SSB and CW operations on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters are expected. No QSL information as yet is available.

QSL ROUTE CORRECTION. Gunter, HP1XVH, allowed the use of his call, 3E1DX, during the CQWW CW Contest. Contacts made with 3E1DX on November 17 and 18, 1996, CW or SSB, are via KU9C. All other contacts are via N0JT.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. Besides the Heard Island DXpedition, there are other operating activities this weekend. Check out the ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes, the North American QSO Party, the Michigan QRP Club CW Contest, and the Hungarian DX Contest. Please see January QST, page 107 for details.