ARRL DX Bulletin 018
April 29, 1999

DX Bulletin 18 ARLD018
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 29, 1999
To all radio amateurs

ARLD018 DX news

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

FIJI, 3D2. Look for Mat, JA1JQY, Sasi, JA1KJW, Kaoru, JA3MCA/1 and Kuni, JA8VE/1, to be QRV as 3D2SH, 3D2HI, 3D2TK and 3D2KZ, respectively, until May 1. Activity on 160 to 6 meters, including the newer bands, using CW and SSB is expected. QSL to home calls.

NEPAL, 9N. Kazu, JA8MWU, will be QRV as 9N7WU from May 3 to 12 on 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

BAHRAIN, A9. Ed, WH6CXQ, will be QRV as A92GJ from IOTA AS-002 for the next few years. QSL to home call.

CHINA, BY. The BI5D IOTA DXpedition team will be QRV from Dongtou Island in the Zhejiang Province Group, until May 3. QSL per operator's instructions.

TURKMENISTAN, EZ. EZ7ST has been QRV near 14021 khz around 2340z. QSL via UA9LM.

MARTINIQUE, FM. Pertti, OH2RF will be QRV as FM/OH2RF from May 1 to 7 using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

SCOTLAND, GM. Scotish stations may use the special prefixes 2A, 2S, and 2T to mark their parliament opening between May 6 and July 31.

WALES, GW. Welsh station may also change their prefixes temporarily to 2C, 2W and 2X to mark the parliament opening between May 6 and July 31.

SUDAN, ST. Dr. Sid, ST2SA, has been QRV on 14274 khz around 1500z.

TUVALU, T2. Look for T22JY, T22KJ, T22TK and T22VE to be QRV from Funafuti Atoll until May 9 on 160 to 6 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL per operator's instructions.

PALAU, T8. After their 3D2 expedition, look for Hide, JM1LJS, Misao, JJ1DWB, and Hiro, 7N1KAE, to be QRV as T88LJ, T88MT and one other T8-call using CW and SSB on 80 to 6 meters, and FM on 10 meters. T88LJ might also use SSTV. QSL to home calls.

CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9. Rob, ND1V, is QRV as VQ9DV for one year. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American High Speed Meteor Scatter Contest, ARI International DX Contest, Connecticut QSO Party, Danish SSTV Contest, MARAC County Hunters CW Contest, Massachusetts QSO Party, Ten-Ten International Net Spring CW QSO Party and the US IPA Contest will certainly fill up your contest weekend. Please see May QST, page 89 for details.