ARRL DX Bulletin 050
December 16, 2004

DX Bulletin 50 ARLD050
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 16, 2004
To all radio amateurs

ARLD050 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, PA3DTR, PE9PE, XE2NN, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, 425DXnews, DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. Look for Abdullah, A61Q, Mohammed, A61AV, Alex, RV6LNA and Ghis, ON5NT to be QRV as A61Q/p until December 20 from Jazirat Al Siniyah, IOTA AS-021, off the coast of Umm Al Qaywayn Emiriate. Activity is on 40, 30, 20 an 15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL this operation via ON5NT.

IRAN, EP. Lada, EP3PTT has been QRV from the PTT club station, and have been active on 20 meters CW around 1045z and then 20 meters SSB around 1300z. QSL this operation via OK1LO.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Members of the Radio Club ACRA Guadeloupe will be QRV as TO7DSR from Desirade Island, IOTA NA-102, December 18 and 19. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via bureau.

SOUTH SHETLANDS. Jarda, OL0ANT is QRV from the small Czech ECO Nelson station on Nelson Island until January 10, 2005. His operating time will be limited. QSL via OK1FOW.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. Jerry, P29ZAD has been QRV 10 meters around 2240z. QSL direct.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Look for Ad, PE4AD, Rien, PE1MAI and Jaap, PA3DTR to be QRV on 160 meters in Tiel. QSL via operators' instructions. Meanwhile, in commemoration of 100 years of the Dutch Coastal Station PCH, look for PC100H to be QRV December 18 and 19. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, including the newer bands and 2 meters, using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via PA1HR.

BRUNEI, V8. V85SS has been QRV on 30 meters around 0730z, 40 meters around 1000z and 17 meters around 0530z.

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS, VU. Team members from the National Institute of Amateur Radio, NIAR, are QRV as VU4RBI and VU4NRO from Andaman until December 31. Activity is on 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters using CW and SSB, depending on propagation. QSL via operators' instructions.

MEXICO, XE. Members of the Radio Club Cancun are QRV as XF3CC from Holbox Island, IOTA NA-045, until December 19. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters, using SSB, RTTY and some Satellite. QSL via XF3RCC.

INDONESIA, YB. Halim, YB1A has been QRV on 40 meters using CW around 2230 to 2315z.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party, Russian 160-Meter Contest, MDXA PSK Death Match, OK DX RTTY Contest, RAC Winter Contest, Croatian CW Contest, Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge and the International Naval Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend. Please see December QST, page 85, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.