ARRL DX Bulletin 053:
December 18, 1997

DX Bulletin 53 ARLD053
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 18, 1997
To all radio amateurs

ARLD053 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, Borge, LA4KQ, 425dxnews, Fernando, EA4BB, The Daily DX, QRZ DX and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

AZERBAIJAN, 4J. Yannick, F6IHY, will be QRV as 4J0FR from December 23 to January 6. QSL via F6AJA.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Yuu, JA3IG will be active as 8Q7IG using CW on the higher bands from December 19 to 25. QSL to home call.

NEPAL, 9N. Joe, VK6BFI, and Neil, VK6NE, will be QRV using SSB from the QTH of Dick, 9N1ARB, until December 24. Their callsigns will be 9N1BFI and 9N1NE, respectively. QSL to their home calls.

IRAN, EP. EP8IC has been QRV on 20 meters around 0645z. QSL to Abdul, Box 16765 1187, Tehran, Iran.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Holger, DL7IO, has been QRV as H44IO on 40 and 30 meters, around 0700z and 1100z, respectively, QSL via DL7VRO.

NORTHERN MARIANAS, KH0. A group of JA operators will be QRV from Saipan as KH0U and KH0S from December 19 to 22. Their planned activity will be using CW and SSB on 80 to 10 meters, including 30 meters. QSL KH0U via JA1QNV and KH0S via JA1QGX.

SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS. LU1ZA has been QRV on 20 meters just before 0400z. QSL via operator's instructions.

CENTRAL KIRIBATI, T31. Norbert, DF6FK, will be QRV as T31BB from Canton Island, IOTA OC-043, from December 25 to January 10. QSL to home call.

CHAD, TT. John, TT8JFC, has been QRV using RTTY on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via WA4JZB.

BELIZE, V3. Joe, K8JP, should be QRV as V31JP from December 25 to January 12. Activity will be on 160 to 40 meters, using mostly CW. He will be participating in the Stew Perry Top Band Contest as well. Some 75 meter SSB in the DX window is expected. QSL to his new Callbook address.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. Mirek, VK3DXI, will take a side trip to Christmas Island during the holidays. He will be QRV as VK9XU from December 21 to 26. QSL via DL4DBR.

QSL INFORMATION CORRECTION. QSL cards for 9Q5BB and D2BB are via W3HNK, not EA4BB. Also, the QSL Managers for the December 12 to 15 DXpedition to Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, are JW5VK and JW1BJA via LA5VK, and JW4KQ via LA4KQ.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Croatian CW Contest should keep you busy this upcoming weekend. Please see December QST, page 98 for details.