ARRL DX Bulletin 055:
December 31, 1997

DX Bulletin 55 ARLD055
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 31, 1997
To all radio amateurs

ARLD055 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, The 599Rpt, G4BUE, WQ7X and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Arie, PA3FWG, will be QRV as 4F1UFT from January 1 to 20. Frequencies and modes are unknown at this time. QSL to home call.

PORTUGAL, CT. Portuguese amateurs may use Special Prefixes from January 1 to September 30 for Expo 98. Look for CQ98, CS98, CT98 and CU98 stations to be active. QSL via their regular CT/CU callsigns.

TROMELIN ISLAND, FR/T. Henri, FR5ZQ, is currently active as FR5ZQ/T. QSL to home call.

ST. LUCIA, J6. Hiroo, JA2EZD, will be QRV as J69JW from January 2 to 7. QSL via XW2A.

BELGIUM, ON. The Union of Belgium RadioAmateurs is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the Special Prefix ON50 from January 1 to December 31. Look for ON50LZ to be QRV on HF and VHF, including activity in the UBA contest. QSL via ON7ZT.

NETHERLAND ANTILLES, PJ. John, W1BIH, will be QRV as PJ9JT from Curacao for three months beginning January 10. QSL via W1AX.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Mark, WQ7X, will be QRV as VP5/WQ7X from Providenciales, from January 6 to 15. He will use CW and SSB on 160 to 10 meters. QSL via N7MQN.

LAOS, XW. JH1AJT and others will use Special Event callsigns XW30A and XW30 from January 5 to 13 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Khao Sanpathet Lao News Agency. These stations will operate RTTY and SSB, and CW, respectively. QSL via SM0AGD.

TOKELAU ISLANDS, ZK3. Peter, ZK3PM, who works for the New Zealand government, will be active from Fakaofu Island for the next 2 years. He is not a DXer, but will try to work as many stations as he can. QSL via his instructions.

AUSTRALIA, VK. The Geelong Amateur Radio Club in Victoria will celebrate its 50th year of continuous operation with the callsign VI50G. Activity is expected on all bands and in major contests. QSL via VK3ATL.

QSL ROUTE CORRECTION. The correct QSL Manager for KH0S is JA1OGX.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. Start the New Year off right by participating in the ARRL Straight Key Night. Also on tap are the ARRL RTTY Roundup and the Northern New York Section QSO Party activities. Please see December and January QSTs, pages 98 and 105, respectively, for details.