ARRL DX Bulletin 002
January 13, 2005

DX Bulletin 2 ARLD002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 13, 2005
To all radio amateurs

ARLD002 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by KZ3AB, PS7AB, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, 425DXnews, DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

GHANA, 9G. Tom, 9G5OO has been QRV using RTTY on 15 meters from around 1030 to 1300z and then again after 1400z. QSL via DL4WK.

MALTA, 9H. Chris, G0WKJ is QRV as 9H3CT until February 25. QSL to home call.

BRAZIL, PY. Ark, PY2ZX and Luiz, PY2OC will be QRV from Comprida Island, IOTA SA-024, from January 20 to 26. Activity will be on 6 and 2 meters, and 70 centimeters, using CW, SSB and FM. The purpose of this trip is to work as many stations as possible using Transequatorial Propagation. QSL to home calls.

DJIBOUTI, J2. Yves, F5PRU is QRV as J20FH for the next four months. He is active on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB during his spare time. QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA. Toshi, JM1PXG will be QRV as JM1PXG/1 from Hachijo Island and the South Izu Islands, IOTA AS-043, from January 15 to 17. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Jarda, OL0ANT is working at the Czech base ECO Nelson on Nelson Island, IOTA AN-010. He is active using mostly CW on 40 meters around 0300 to 0700z. QSL via OK1FOW.

ARUBA, P4. Roy, W3TEF and Bob, W3BTX are QRV as W3TEF/P4 and P49T, respectively, until January 20. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home calls.

SURINAME, PZ. Ramon, PZ5RA has been QRV on 160 meters around 0230z. QSL via operator's instructions.

ICELAND, TF. Thor, TF4M has been QRV on 160 meters between 1000 and 1100z. Afterwards, he's been active on 80 meters using CW. QSL via operator's instructions.

GUATEMALA, TG. Bill, NI4Y/TG and Tricia, AB4XQ/TG will be QRV from Guatemala City from January 18 to 24. They will use mostly CW near the bottom of the 40, 30, 20 and 17 meter bands. QSL both calls via NI4Y.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Al, KZ3AB will be QRV as VP5/KZ3AB from Providenciales from January 17 to 22. Activity will be on 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL via WA3EOP.

SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND, VP8. Lars, DL9LB expects to be QRV as VP8DIF while working from Husvik, IOTA AN-007, from January 18 to February 18. Activity will be on the HF bands, excluding the newer bands, near the usual IOTA frequencies. His operating time is limited due to his work schedule. QSL via DB3LSP.

INDIA, VU. Kumar, VU2BGS has been QRV on 160 meters using CW around 0100z. He has also been active on 80 meters using CW. QSL via operator's instructions.

VIETNAM, XV. Masa, JA7GAX plans to be QRV as XV2G from Con Son Island, IOTA AS-130, from January 16 to 23. He will be active on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

ZIMBABWE, Z2. George, Z24S has been QRV on 80 meters using CW around 0330z. QSL direct.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. In celebration of its 75 years, The Pretoria Amateur Radio Club is QRV as ZS75PTA until the end of the year. QSL via bureau.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American Phone QSO Party, MI QRP Club January CW Sprint, LZ Open CW Championship, Hunting Lions in the Air, HA DX CW Contest and the 070 PSKFest are all scheduled for this weekend. Please see January QST, page 102 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.