ARRL DX Bulletin 008
February 21, 2002

DX Bulletin 8 ARLD008
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 21, 2002
To all radio amateurs

ARLD008 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, QRZ DX, KK9A, W4WX, The Daily DX, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

VIETNAM, 3W. Coly, 3W2FM has been QRV on 80 meters around 1200z. QSL via UA0FM. Meanwhile, Hans, 3W2LWS has been QRV using RTTY on 10 meters around 0000z and on 20 meters around 1915z. QSL via WA1LWS.

SAMOA, 5W. Michel, F6COW and Dominique, F6EPY are on the air from Upolu, IOTA OC-097, signing 5W0MP and 5W0DA, respectively, until February 28. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters, including the newer bands, using CW and SSB. QSL to home calls.

NEPAL, 9N. Lawrence, 9N7RB is usually QRV on 10 meters between 0130 and 0230z. QSL via W4FOA.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0. Hartmut, DM5TI is planning a trip to Rapa Nui, IOTA SA-001, from February 23 to Mar 2. He will sign CE0Y/DM5TI using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV, Pactor and PSK31. QSL via operator's instructions.

ANGOLA, D2. Joao, CT1BFL is signing D2U for the next two years. His activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

ETHIOPIA, ET. Paul, W4PFM will be here for 6 months and has just received the call ET3PMW. He has been active on 15 and 10 meters just after 0700 and 1400z, respectively. QSL via W7KEU.

FRANCE, F. The Council of Europe ARC will participate in the REF Contest as TP3CE/99. QSL via F6FQK.

GUANTANAMO BAY, KG4. Bill, W4WX will be QRV as KG4DX from February 22 to 27. His activity will center on PSK31 and 6 meters. QSL to home call.

SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Joe, W5FJG will be working in Jeddah until April 2002. In his spare time look for him to be QRV as 7Z1AC. QSL via WA4WTG.

SOUTH ORKNEY ISLAND. Claudio, LU1ZA likes to operate RTTY on 20 meters between 0600 and 1000z. QSL via LU4DXU.

BELGIUM, ON. OP1A is QRV until December 31 to promote all activities for the ''Brugge, cultural capital of Europe 2002'' event. QSL via ON5TO.

ARUBA, P4. John, KK9A will be QRV as P40A from February 23 to March 9 on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. He will be active in the CQ 160-Meter contest. QSL to home call.

ST PETER AND PAUL ROCKS, PY0S. Joaquim, PS7JN plans to be here from February 23 to March 10 signing ZY0SAT. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL via operator's instructions.

TRINDADE AND MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS, PY0T. The Araucaria DX Group is QRV as PW0T from Trindade Island until March 2. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters, including the newer bands, using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. QSL via KU9C.

WESTERN SAHARA, S0. The IARV team is QRV as S07U. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters. QSL via JA1UT.

COCOS ISLAND, TI9. The TI9M operation is up and running. Activity is on all bands and modes until March 2. QSL via AK0A.

NICARAGUA, YN. H7DX has been QRV using RTTY on 10 meters from 1800 to 1840z. QSL via DL7CM.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ WW 160-Meter SSB Contest, REF French Contest, UBA CW Contest, CQC Winter QSO Party, High Speed CW Club Contest and the North Carolina QSO Party are all scheduled for this weekend. Please see February QST, page 110 for details.