ARRL DX Bulletin 022: May 15, 1997

DX Bulletin 22 ARLD022
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT May 15, 1997
To all radio amateurs

ARLD022 DX news

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

ANNOBON ISLAND, 3C0. A group of members of the Spanish Radio Amateur Association, URE, will be QRV from here as 3C0DX starting May 20. Look for them to be active on all HF bands, including the newer bands. Some satellite operation is expected, and they can be found on the downlink frequencies of 29380 and 29430 Khz. Look for SSB activity on 50.133 MHz, and CW on 50.090 MHz. Look for RTTY activity on 7034, 10114, 14084, 18094, 21084, 24924 and 28184 Khz. QSL via EA4URE, PO Box 220, Madrid 28080, Spain.

POLAND, SP. Look for Special Event Station 3Z0JP to be QRV between May 20 and June 15, to celebrate the visit of Pope John Paul II to Poland. Activity will be on CW and SSB with operations on 80 to 10 meters. Look also for some 6 and 2 meter SSB activity. QSL via SP6GVU.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Paddy O'Reilly, GW4MAD/S79MAD, is QRV from here on SSB, CW, RTTY and PacTOR until July or August. He can be found on 40 to 10 meters, including some RTTY activity on the newer bands. QSL via the Wenvoe Club Amateur Radio Group, c/o Transmitting Station, St. Lythans, Wenvoe, Nr. Cardiff CF5 6BQ, Wales, United Kingdom.

CANADA, VE. Steve, operator at VE8RCS, indicates that Station Alert and Amateur Radio Station VE8RCS on Ellesmere Island would be closed by May 15. Ellesmere Island, IOTA NA 088, has been on the air for over thirty years as the communications link for the High Arctic Weather and Experimental Station. It is about 450 miles from the North pole. Experiments at Station Alert have included measurement of global warming indicators, pollution in the global regions and measurements made by the Canadian team for other governments. All functions will now be automated.

AUSTRALIA, VK. AX1ITU will be QRV on May 16 from 1400z for 24 hours for International Telecommunications Day. QSL via WB2FFY.

MEXICO, XE. Sacrificios Island in Veracruz State will be activated with the call sign XF2NVA from June 6 to 8. QSL via bureau.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL VHF/UHF Spring Sprint for 50 MHz, EU Spring Sprint, CW, and Armed Forces Day are all scheduled for this weekend. Please see May QST, page 97 for details.