ARRL DX Bulletin 051
December 24, 1998

DX Bulletin 51 ARLD051
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 24, 1998
To all radio amateurs

ARLD051 DX news

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

UNITED NATIONS HQ, 4U1UN. Don, K2KQ, and Piero, IK2BHX, are QRV from 4U1UN. Activity has been on 160 and 80 meters and the newer bands. They have also been active using RTTY. QSL via W6TER.

NIGERIA, 5N. David, 5N0/OK1AUT, has been QRV on 160 meters around 2330z. QSL to home call.

BOLIVIA, CP. Claus, DJ8UG, is active mainly on CW and Pactor as CP4BT from Uyuni. QSL via DL9OT.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Didier, F5NZO, and Eric, F5SSM, are QRV as FG/homecalls until January 1. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters SSB and RTTY, and possibly on RS-12. QSL to home calls.

AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO. Einar, LA1EE, is currently active on Tubuai Island in the Austral group as FO0EEN. He will be here until December 30. Activity is centered around 80 and 40 meters. QSL to home call.

CROZET ISLAND, FT5W. Look for Gilles, F5AGL, to soon be QRV as FT5WH. His length of stay is unknown. QSL via F6KDF.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0. Iwao, PY8IT, is QRV as PY0FT until December 28. Activity is mainly on 40 to 12 meters. He may also try 10 and 6 meters, conditions permitting. SSTV operation is also expected. QSL via JA1ELY.

BANGLADESH, S2. Bob, G3REP. is QRV as S21YP until January 31. Emphasis is on 160 meters. QSL via operator's instructions.

FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8. Look for Jan, K4QD, to be QRV as VP8CRB from December 26 to January 16. Activity on 160 to 10 meters, including the newer bands, is expected. On RTTY, look for him to use the callsign VP8TTY. QSL to home call.

CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9. Dale, W4QM, is active as VQ9QM. His activity is mainly CW. He has been QRV on 80 meters between 2100 and 0000z and on 12 meters between 1330 and 1600z. Check 30 meters between 1800 and 2000z. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

SYRIA, YK. Omar, YK1AO, is now active on 160 meters. He has been QRV on 1826 kHz around 2030z and 0315z. When not on 160 meters, check 40 meters between 0345 and 0500z. He is also active on RTTY.

TOKELAU ISLANDS, ZK3. Ron, ZL1AMO, is QRV as ZK3RW. Activity so far has been on 15 meters CW and then 10 meters CW. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. During this Holiday weekend, you'll find activity in the Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge and the RAC Winter Contest. Please see December QST, page 95 for details.