ARRL DX Bulletin 004: January 23, 1997

DX Bulletin 4 ARLD004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 23, 1997
To all radio amateurs

ARLD004 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, Stephan, N2MAU, 425DX News, the DXNS and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

VIETNAM, 3W. Rolf, SM5MX, is QRV as XV7SW and has been working the US West Coast on 160 meters. Please note that 1827 kHz is his only permitted frequency. He will be QSX on 1824 kHz. QSL to SM5MX.

GEORGIA, 4L. Al, 4L5A, will be very active in the CQWW 160 Meter CW Contest. He will be QRV mainly on 1820 kHz. QSL via IK3HHX.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Maurizio, 5R8FH, is a lay missionary in Madagascar and is active on 20 and 15 meters. QSL via I1PIN.

UGANDA, 5X. Gus, 5X1D, will return to Uganda at the end of January. He will try 2 meter EME operation, running 500 watts into a 17 element yagi. He might be QRV on 160 and 80 meters, but his efforts will be centered on 6 and 2 meters. QSL via SM0BFJ.

ARMENIA, EK. EK6GC is active on 160 meter CW. He will also be active in the CQWW 160 Meter CW Contest. QSL to PO Box 25, Charentsavan, 378562 Armenia.

ANTARCTICA. ZL5ANT is reported QRV from Scott Base on 40 meter CW around 1600 to 1700z. 8J1RL is QRV on 40 and 20 meter CW from Showa Base. CE9OH is QRV from O'Higgins Base at 2300 to 0200z.

INDONESIA. Tjok, YB0RX, states the IOTA Dxpedition to Tukang Besi Islands has been rescheduled for March 1997. They will use the callsign 8B8WI. 8B8KB, worked on 40 meter CW and other frequencies, was a PIRATE.

ARUBA, P4. Brian, NX9O, and Anna, N9KHC, will be QRV as P40X and P4/N9KHC, respectively, using a wire antenna flown from a kite. Brian will also be QRV in the UBA SSB Contest and the CQWW 160 Meter CW Contest.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Bruce, W6OSP, and Joe, WA6VNR, will participate in the CQWW 160 Meter CW Contest as ZF2QM. QSL to W6OSP.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQWW 160 Meter CW Contest, REF French CW Contest, and the UBA Phone Contest round out this last weekend in January. Please see January QST, page 107 for details.