ARRL DX Bulletin 043: September 19, 1996

DX Bulletin 43 ARLD043
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT September 19, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLD043 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Ted, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, Martti, OH2BH, and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Jean Michel, F6AJA, is in France after his 5R8FI operation and will have QSL cards printed soon. Jean has the 5R8EN logs up to September 7th, with the 5R8EN/P logs from Nosy Bé, and is preparing a short 5R8EN/P story. Look for Gerard, 5R8EN, on RTTY until mid October.

UGANDA, 5X. Peter, 5X1T, aka ON6TT, reports he has some windows to work Europe on the RS-12 satellite, between 1900-2000z, for the next couple of days.

ANGOLA, D2. Alex, PA3DZN, expects to be active in early October from Luanda for a minimum of 6 months. He plans to use his TS-50 and R7 on 10 - 40 meters, but a Force-12 C4 beam and a 600W amplifier will be shipped to Luanda as well. For 80 and 160 meters, he will try to install the usual wire antennas. Operation will be on CW, RTTY, and SSB. QSL information ''TO BE ANNOUNCED.''

GUINEA BISSAU, J5. Hans, DK9KX, and Dieter, DJ9ON, members of the Cologne DX Group, are active on 80 to 10 meters, as J59KX and J59ON, respectively. This DXpedition is also joined by Anne, DF3KX. Anne uses a 100 watt transceiver and a R-7000 vertical. Operations will be mostly CW, with SSB and RTTY as well. QSL via home calls.

KH7 CONFUSION. Lee, KH6BZF, reminds amateurs that the FCC has started issuing KH7 licenses to Hawaiian Amateurs. KH7 callsigns have been appearing on the bands in the last week or so. These are NOT Kure Island callsigns.

MYANMAR, XZ. In preparation for the official opening of the Visit Myanmar Year 1996 and the large scale XZ1N amateur radio operation in November, Martti, OH2BH, will be visiting Myanmar on September 21 and 22. Station XZ2BH will be sporadically on the air on several bands, including the Scandinavian Activity Contest. Equipment includes a Yaesu FT1000MP and the Alpha 89 amplifier.

QSL INFORMATION AND NEWS. There has been a QSL Manager change in the upcoming ZV0MB and ZV0MV DXpedition. PT2DX was announced earlier as manager, but his address is not in the current callbook. PT2GTI was announced as QSL Manager for the Martim Vaz Island DXpedition. QSLs go to PO Box 09647, BRASILIA, DF, 70001-970.

The Danish QSL Bureau has changed their address to: EDR QSL BUREAU, Klokkestoebervej 11, DK 5230 Odense M., Denmark.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. For more information on the ARRL 10-GHz and Up Cumulative Contest, see June QST, page 107. The Scandinavian Activity Contest, cw, runs from 1500Z September 21 to 1800Z September 22. See September QST, page 104 for details.