ARRL DX Bulletin 020: May 1, 1997

DX Bulletin 20 ARLD020
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT May 1, 1997
To all radio amateurs

ARLD020 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, The 599Rpt, Tim, N4GN, DXNL, 425 DX news and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

SCARBOROUGH REEF, BS7. The 1997 BS7H DXpedition has begun. Most areas of the world have reported strong signals, while propagation to central and eastern North America has suffered from a moderate increase in geomagnetic activity. The team has made quite a number of QSOs so far. JA stations QSL via JA1BK. All others QSL via W4FRU.

GUINEA, 3X. Philippe, F5IEV, is now signing 3XY3A from Conakry, and will be active until June 15. He can usually be found on 14020 and 14130 kHz. He has also been reported on 21236 kHz between 1730 and 1830z. QSL to home call.

SRI LANKA, 4S7. Mario, HB9BRM, is QRV as 4S7BRG until May 30 and is working RTTY on the weekends. QSL via bureau.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Mike, OE3MZC, and his XYL Barbara, OE3YCB, will be active as 8Q7MZ and 8Q7BZ, respectively, from Rashdu Atoll, Kuramati Island, until May 14. Activity is expected on all bands, with preference given to the IOTA frequency of 14260 kHz. QSL via OE1PYA.

NEPAL, 9N. Kazu, JA8MWU, is active as 9N1WU until May 6. He will be QRV on 80 to 10 meters, SSB only. QSL to Kazu Abe, PO Box 1214, Kathmandu, Nepal. Murray, VE5SM, expects to sign 9N1SM in mid May and be QRV on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via VE8PW.

TAIWAN, BV. Johannes, BV3/DL5AUJ, will be QRV from the QTH of Hans, BV3/DL4AMJ, from May 5 to 13. Both will participate in the MIR Contest as BV0THU. QSL to DL5AUJ.

FRANZ JOSEF LAND, R1FJ. Nick, R1FJV, will be QRV from here for the rest of 1997. He can be found on 40 to 10 meters, using mainly CW. QSL via UA3AGS.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Paddy, S79MAD, will be QRV from here for four months. Activities will include RTTY on the newer bands. QSL via GW4WVO.

FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8. Duncan, G0NWY, will be QRV as VP8CEH until October 1997. QSL via home call.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9. Ed, K8VIR, will be active from here as VK9EHH until May 6. Look for him to be QRV on 14260 and 21300 kHz. QSL to his 1997 CBA.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. This is a busy contest weekend. Participate in the ARI International DX, Danish SSTV, MARAC County Hunters CW and Ten-Ten International Net Spring CW Contests. The Massachusetts, Texas and Connecticut QSO Parties are also scheduled. Please see May QST, page 97 for details.