ARRL DX Bulletin 054: December 5, 1996

DX Bulletin 54 ARLD054
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 5, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLD054 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with info provided by Tedd, KB8NW, The OPDX Bulletin, 425DX News, The 599Rpt, Hamad, 9K2HN, Bill, NG6Z, and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

JAMAICA, 6Y. Look for Alan, G3XAQ, starting December 3 as G3XAQ/6Y5. He will be QRV until December 12 with activity on CW only on 160 through 10 meters. QSL via home call.

MALAWI, 7Q. Chris, W1EH, has been very active on RTTY lately as 7Q7EH. Check around 14085 or 21085 kHz between 1600 and 1000z. QSL via AA9HD.

KUWAIT, 9K. A DX group from the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society is organizing a trip to the Kuwaiti island of Faylaka, IOTA AS 118. They will be QRV from December 18 through December 27 as 9K2F. QSL via Hamad J. Al Nusif, PO Box 29174 13152, Safat Kuwait.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. In celebration of the United Arab Emirates 25th National Day, Mohamed, A61AM, will be using the special call A625ND. He expects to be active for 12 days starting 0900z on December 2. QSL via KA5TQF.

ERITRIA, E3. Jin, JF1IST, is leaving for Eritria on business. He already received operating permits for both amateur radio and business. He hopes to be active on most HF bands. Some satellite activity is also planned. QSL via JH1AJT.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0. Seiji, JA1QGT, will be active as HB0/HB9LEY from December 14 through 15. Operations will be on all bands including the newer bands, with activity on CW and SSB. QSL via JH1BSE.

ANTARCTICA. Nikolai, UA3YH, is active from here until February 5. QSL UA3YH/KC4 via RW3XA. When operating as KC4AAA, QSL via NC6J.

NORWAY, LA. The Norwegian Home Guard celebrates its 50th anniversary starting on December 6, and will operate as LA1V for three days. They will be QRV from Oslo on all bands and modes. QSL via LA4LN, PO Box 15, Kjelsas, N 0411, Oslo, Norway.

MT. ATHOS, SV/A. Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A, has been active over the past week. He will try to work as many stations as possible this winter season. Amateurs can also expect some 160 meter activity.

NAMIBIA, V5. Gary, ex C53HG, is now QRV for the next 4 years on a work assignment with USAID. He is currently signing V5/WA1JBB on 15 Meter SSB while his V51 callsign is being processed. QSL via W3HCW.

MICRONESIA, V6. Sung Ki Lee, HL1IWD, will be active as V63CT from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC 010, from December 5 through 16. He will work for an eye specialist during his stay. SSB activity can be found on 3795, 7060, 14260, and 21260 kHz. Amateurs can also expect some CW activity. QSL via Sung Ki Lee, 572 278, SungSan dong, Mapo ku, Seoul 121 250, Korea.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 160 Meter Contest and the TOPS Activity 3.5 MHz CW Contest are scheduled for this weekend. Please see December QST, page 94 for details.