ARRL DX Bulletin 006
February 7, 2002

DX Bulletin 6 ARLD006
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 7, 2002
To all radio amateurs

ARLD006 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, WA7BNM, I1JQJ, 425DXnews, QRZ DX, DXNL and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

NIGER, 5U. The Italian group are now QRV as 5U1A on CW and 5U4R on SSB. They expect to be operational on 160 meters as well. QSL both calls via I2YSB.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 9Q. Jean-Philippe, 9Q1MM, Cyprien, 9Q1KS, Patrick, 9Q1A and Nicole, 9Q1YL are QRV until February 24 as 9Q0AR/6 from Goma near the Nyiragongo volcano. QSL via F2YT.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Girts, FG/YL2KL plans to be active on 160 to 10 meters, using mostly CW with some SSB and RTTY, from February 13 to 20. He also plans to be in the ARRL DX CW as either FG5BG or FG/YL8M, as a Single Op/All Band High Power entry. QSL to home call.

SAINT MARTIN, FS. Ron, PJ7/ND5S and Sue, PJ7/KF5LG will be QRV from February 11 to 22. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, using CW and RTTY, with some SSB. QSL to home calls.

ISLE OF MAN, GD. Diemo, DL4LQM, Wolfgang, DL4WG, Thomas, DL5LYM, Ulf, DL5AXX and Frank, DL8WAA will be active as MD/homecalls from February 11 to 18. Activity will be mainly on CW. QSL via operators' instructions.

SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA, HK0. John, HK0OEP has been QRV on 80 meters around 1130z and on 15 meters around 2000z. Also, Abel, HK0VGJ, has been QRV on 12 meters around 1600z, 10 meters around 2300z and 40 meters around 0300z.

GUAM, KH2. Hide, JH8KYU is QRV as K8YU/KH2 until February 11. He plans to be a Single Op/All Band entry in the CQ/RJ WPX RTTY contest. QSL to home call.

ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. In addition to their Saint Martin activities, Ron, PJ7/ND5S and Sue, PJ7/KF5LG will be QRV from Dutch St. Maarten from February 11 to 22. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, using CW and RTTY, with some SSB. QSL to home calls.

WESTERN SAHARA, S0. Six members of the International Amateur Radio Volunteers are staying in Western Sahara from February 11 to 17. They will be QRV as S07CRS and S07U. In addition to using mainly CW they also intend to operate using RTTY. QSL both calls via JA1UT.

SAO TOME, S9. LA5QKA, LA5UF, LA6EIA, LA6FJA, LA7THA, LA7WCA, LC3EAT, LC6ZBT, SM5COP and SM5IMO are active as S9LA until February 11 using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31 on 160 to 6 meters. QSL via LA2N.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. La, T32Z has been QRV on 10 meters around 2000z. QSL via N7YL.

PALAU, T8. Mitsu, JH5OXF will be QRV as T88XF using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 80 to 6 meters from February 9 to 12. QSL to home call. Meanwhile, Derek, G3KHZ, Maurizio, IZ1CRR and Nando, IT9YRE are QRV as T88SI from Sonsorol Island, no IOTA number as yet, until February 10. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters, including the newer bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via IT9YRE.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7. Jim, W7UG will be active as V73UG from Kwajalein, IOTA OC-028, for the CQ/RJ WPX RTTY contest and the Asia-Pacific CW Sprint. On February 11 to 15, he will concentrate on the newer bands. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ/RJ WW RTTY WPX Contest, Six Club 2nd Winter Contest, Utah QSO Party/Olympics QSO Party, Asia-Pacific CW Sprint, Dutch PACC Contest, YL-OM SSB Contest, FISTS Winter Sprint, RSGB 1.8 MHz CW Contest, North American CW Sprint, The Classic Exchange and the QRP ARCI Fireside SSB Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The week of February 11 to 15 sees activity in the 15th Annual 2002 School Club Roundup. Please see January QST, page 115 for details on the 2002 SCR, and February QST, page 109 for details on the contests.