ARRL DX Bulletin 050
December 17, 1998

DX Bulletin 50 ARLD050
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 17, 1998
To all radio amateurs

ARLD050 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, W8MV, The Daily DX, 425DXnews, DXNL and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Lee, G0ULN, will be QRV as 8Q7LE from December 22 to January 12 on 80 to 10 meters SSB. QSL to home call.

TONGA, A3. Lee, A35VR, is active from the QTH of Paul, A35RK. He has been very busy on 10 meter CW. He has also been heard on 12 and 30 meters. He will be here until February, 1999.

SPAIN, EA. Look for EF1IAT to be active until December 31 from Toxa Island, IOTA EU-080. QSL via EC1BXI.

MARTINIQUE, FM. Look for FM/W8MV to be QRV from December 21 to 30 on 160 to 6 meters, using primarily CW. QSL to home call.

ECUADOR, HC. 10 members of the HC DX Group will be QRV as HD6DX December 19 and 20 from the ''Snow-White Volcano'' Cotopaxi. This is the highest inactive volcano in the world. Activity is expected on 40 to 10 meters. QSL via HC6DC.

ITALY, I. Look for IU1GM to be QRV from Marconi Communications December 19 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Marine Distress Signal. QSL via operator's instructions.

MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1. Ryo, JL1KFR, is QRV as JL1KFR/JD1 until January 7. He looks for RTTY and CW QSOs especially with North America and Europe. QSL to home call.

ANTARTICA. Sarah, KC4AAD, is active from Siple Dome a few nights a week. She can be found on 14270 kHz after 0100z. QSL to K4MZU. Oleg, UA1PBA, is active for one year as R1ANF from the club station at Bellingshausen Base on King George Island. QSL via RK1PWA.

MIDWAY ISLAND, KH4. Ted, NH6YK, will be active on 6 meters, using SSB and possibly RTTY as NH4/NH6YK from December 20 to January 2. QSL to home call.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Dan, LZ2UU, is active in his free time as LZ0A from the Bulgarian Base on Livingston Island until the end of February 1999. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters, using mostly CW. QSL via LZ1KDP.

PALAU, T8. Look for Hiro, JF1OCQ, and Tatsu, JA0QBY, to be active from Palau Island December 19 to 22, as T88HM and T88TN respectively. They will be QRV on 160 to 10 meters and 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to their respective home calls.

CAMBODIA, XU. F5NRY is active as XU5NRY on RTTY. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Croatian CW Contest is on tap for this weekend. Please see December QST, page 95 for details.