ARRL DX Bulletin 019: April 24, 1997

DX Bulletin 19 ARLD019
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 24, 1997
To all radio amateurs

ARLD019 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, The 599Rpt, Toshi, JA1ELY, 425dxnews, FMRE and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

SCARBOROUGH REEF, BS7. The 1997 BS7H DXpedition to Huang Yan Dao, Scarborough Reef, is expected to begin on April 30 and last for 7 days. Look for activity on 160 to 10 meters, including the newer bands. CW and SSB activity on 6 meters, and RTTY activity on 20 and 15 meters, is expected. Some activity on the Russian RS satellites is also expected. JA stations QSL via JA1BK. All others QSL via W4FRU.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Fred, F6DBZ, will be QRV from here as 3B8/F6DBZ using CW and SSB, from April 26 to May 21. QSL to home call.

GUYANA, 8R. Yuki, JH1NBN, will be QRV as 8R1ZB from April 25 to 29. Activity will include CW, SSB and RTTY with operations on 14 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

SPAIN, EA. Club station EA2URD will sign EG97CMC until October 12 to celebrate the 1997 World Cycling Championship in San Sebastian. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL to EA2URD.

SWITZERLAND, HB. Special Event Station HB4FG will be QRV April 26 and 27 in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Firemen of Cavergno. Look for CW and SSB operations on 80, 40 and 20 meters. QSL via bureau.

BULGARIA, LZ. In commemoration of the 2nd IARU High Speed Telegraphy Championship taking place in Sofia, Special Event Station LZ0HST will be active until October 30. QSL via bureau.

SUDAN, ST. Sid, ST2SA, has been active from here. Look for him to be QRV on Saturdays and Sundays between 2000 and 2400z on 20 meters. QSL via CBA.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7. Tada, JA1WPX, will be QRV from here as V73WP from April 25 to 26, and again from May 5 and 6. He expects to be on 160 to 10 meters, including the newer bands. QSL to home call.

WESTERN KIRIBATI, T30. Between his Marshall Islands operations, Tada, JA1WPX, will operate from here as T30WP from April 27 to May 5. He will be QRV on 160 to 10 meters, including the newer bands. QSL to home call.

MEXICO, XE. XE1GTD and group are going to put Alacranes Island on the air. A multiband and multimode operation is scheduled for April 25 to 27. An XF1 call sign is expected to be issued.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The DX/NA YL Phone Contest, Hevetia Contest, Nebraska QSO Party, Ontario Party and QRP to the Field will fill your contest weekend. The ARRL VHF/UHF Spring Sprint for 432 MHz, is scheduled for April 30. Please see April QST, pages 98 and 99 for details.