ARRL DX Bulletin 046: October 10, 1996

DX Bulletin 46 ARLD046
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 10, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLD046 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Tedd, KB8NW, The OPDX Bulletin, The Island News, The DX Bulletin, QRZ DX, KA2AEV, the Yankee Clipper Contest Club PacketCluster network and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

MARTIM VAZ ISLAND, PY0M. Stuckert, PT2GTI, Paul, PT2NP and Lunkes, PT2HF are now active as ZV0MB on SSB and ZV0MV on CW. Look for them on the SSB IOTA frequencies and 5/10 kHz from the band edge on CW. QSL only via PT2GTI. Cards can be sent either direct or via the bureau. Their land coordinator, Ari, PT2BW, will assist them on the Brazil DX Net on 14240 kHz at 0900z.

TOKELAU, ZK3. The Island News reports Yvette, F3YA, will be active for the next three years as ZK3YA. Look for Yvette on 7003 kHz between 1000 and 1100z. QSL via home callsign.

RODRIGUEZ ISLAND, 3B9. Jon, EA2KL, and Luis, EA3ELM, are planning to be active from here October 31 to November 5. If they receive an OK from the Ministry of Communications in Mauritius, they plan to be active on 80 through 10 meters including the new bands. Operations will be on CW, SSB and RTTY. No QSL information at this time.

BARBADOS, 8P. Jack, K3KG, Steve, callsign not provide, John, N6YRU, and Vic, KI6IM, will be active as 8P9Z as a multi/single effort in the CQWW SSB Contest, October 26 and 27.

TONGA, A3. Bob, W7TSQ, will be active as A35SQ from October 16 to 28. His operation will include participation in the CQWW Contest on all bands except perhaps 160.

FIJI, 3D2. Ron, ZL1AMO, is active from Fiji as 3D2RW. Activity is mainly CW on 80, 40 and 15 meters though he was also heard on SSB operating around 3796 to 3799 kHz at 1145z. Ron stated he would be leaving for Tuvalu soon and would be active as T28RW. QSL via ZL1AMO.

BRUNEI, V8. Look for Hajime, JO1RUR, as V85HG, in the CQWW SSB Contest. QSL via JH7FQK.

BELIZE, V3. Jerry, K0BCN, will activate V31MX from Caye Caulker and will also be participating in the CQWW Contest. QSL via his home call.

ANTIGUA, V2. Look for Team Antigua as V26B with a multi/multi effort in the CQWW SSB Contest. They will be offering special certificates for working V26B on 5 or 6 modes. They will attempt to be active on the new bands, 160 meters and some satellites. QSL information is V26A via N3BNA, V26AK via WB2P, V26B via WT3Q, V26DX via KK3S, V26E via AB2E, V26R via KA2AEV, V26RN via KR2J, V26T via K3MQH, V26TS via KF3P, V26U via WA2UDT and K4VUD via his home call.

QSL MANAGER UPDATE. Whitey, K1VV, states he is not the QSL Manager for EP2EXX. He has been receiving DX QSLs every day for EP2EXX and doesn't know how he got listed as his manager.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Asia Pacific Sprint, FISTS CW Fall Sprint and Pennsylvania QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend. See October QST page 101 for details.