ARRL DX Bulletin 017
April 30, 1998

DX Bulletin 17 ARLD017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 30, 1998
To all radio amateurs

ARLD017 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, Rick, N1RL, The 599Rpt, QRZ DX, 425DXnews, The Daily DX and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

AGALEGA AND SAINT BRANDON ISLANDS, 3B7. A group of Swiss amateurs plan to operate as 3B7RF from May 6 to 17. Activity is expected on all bands, including VHF, using CW, SSB, RTTY and SSTV. QSL via HB9RF.

LIBYA, 5A. Ahmed, 5A3YAZ, is QRV from Gharyn City. QSL via EA5XV.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Paul, ND4X, will be QRV as 8Q7DF from May 3 to 10, using only SSB. QSL via Lorenzo Tabaracci, PO Box 142, I-54033 Carrara MS, Italy.

IRAN, EP. Hamid, EP3HR, has been QRV on 18127 khz around 1500z. QSL via I2MQP.

TROMELIN ISLAND, FR/T. Henri, FR5ZQ, is QRV as FR5ZQ/T. He is active using CW and SSB, and has been found on 15 meters around 1700z. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

NORTHERN IRELAND, GI. Special Event Station GI6YM is QRV until year end in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the YMCA Radio Club. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via K1WY.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0. Oreste, IK3VIA, will be QRV until May 3 as HBO/N7OV. QSL to home call.

AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8. Larry, AH8LG, is QRV using SSTV. QSL direct.

SWEDEN, SM. Look for Special Event Station 7S5BE to be QRV until year end using CW and SSB. QSL via bureau.

ICELAND, TF. KE8RO and KC8CSD are active until May 5. They are signing KE8RO/TF on 80 to 10 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Paul, VK9LZ, has begun operations. He has been found on 80 meters around 0930z. QSL via N0AH.

INDIA, VU. Marc, ON4AVO, will soon be QRV as VU3MCV, using CW for now and eventually SSB. QSL via ON7LX.

VANUATU, YJ. Tada, JA1WPX, is QRV until May 5 as YJ0AWP, using RTTY and SSB on 80 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8. Paul, ZD8V, and ZD8T are QRV and have been found on 17 to 10 meters between 1545 and 2000z. QSL ZD8T via AC4IV. QSL ZD8V via KF4OOX.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARI International DX Contest, Connecticut QSO Party, Danish SSTV Contest, MARAC County Hunters CW Contest, Massachusetts QSO Party and the Ten-Ten International Net Spring CW QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend. Please see May QST, page 96 for details.