ARRL DX Bulletin 012: March 6, 1997

DX Bulletin 12 ARLD012
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 6, 1997
To all radio amateurs

ARLD012 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, The 599Rpt, Ron, N1RT, the DXNL and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

SPRATLY ISLANDS. Charlotte, KQ1F, and Paul, K1XM, will be QRV from here beginning in mid March. Callsigns are 9M6TCR and 9M6TPR, respectively. The importance of this operation is that they will be operating from Layang Layang, which is part of the still rare Spratly Islands. QSL all calls to KQ1F.

ANTARCTICA. Pavel, UX2HO, will be active as EM1HO from the Ukrainian Vernadsky Base, IOTA AN 006, around the beginning of March. QSL via I2PJA. 3Y2GV, heard of late on 18090 kHz, appears to be QRV from the Queen Maud Base, IOTA AN 016. QSL via LA2GV.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Mark, SP3GVX, is the current operator at the HF0POL station. He is QRV mostly on CW, 7 kHz up from the band edge and can be found on 40 meters around 0100z and later. During his daytime hours he is very busy in the camp. QSL via Henryk Karwowski, SP3FYM, PO Box 832, 66 400 Gorzow WLKP, Poland.

REUNION ISLAND, FR. Guy, F5MNW, will be QRV from March 22 to April 6 as FR/F5MNW or TO5UFT, mainly on CW.

SAINT MARTIN, FS. Leo, EA3NY, will be QRV this weekend from IOTA NA 199, either as FS5PL/P or with an FS9 callsign. QSL via N0JT.

DOMINICA, J7. Larry, AA6MV, and Marti, N6ULI, will be QRV March 11 through 19, on 40 through 10 meters, using mainly CW. There may also be some SSB activity. Callsigns to be issued upon arrival. QSL both calls to AA6MV.

JAN MAYEN, JX. Per, LA7DFA, is QRV as JX7DFA. He can be found on the lower bands. For CW, check 3512 and 1824.5 kHz. For SSB, check 3599 and 1842 kHz. Per also expects there to be some RTTY operation as soon as he corrects an RTTY interface problem. QSL to his homecall.

AUSTRALIA, VK. The Eastern and Mountain District Radio Club will again activate VI3GP on March 6 through 9 for the Formula One Grand Prix Race in Melbourne. QSL via VK3ER.

SOUTHERN COOK ISLANDS, ZK. Willy, VE6JO, will be in Rarotonga until March 10. His callsign will be ZK1JOO. No QSL information as yet is available.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Young Amateur's Contest, and the Wisconsin QSO Party are both scheduled for this weekend. Please see March QST, page 98 for details.