ARRL DX Bulletin 052
December 26, 2002

DX Bulletin 52 ARLD052
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 26, 2002
To all radio amateurs

ARLD052 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by Tedd, KB8NW, the OPDX Bulletin, 425DXnews, DXNL, The Daily DX, G3NOM and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Ake, 5R8FU has been QRV on 160 meters usually from 0150 to 0210z. QSL via SM5DJZ.

NEPAL, 9N. Hugo, LA5YJ is active as 9N7YJ from Kathmandu until February 2003. He has usually been QRV on 30 meters after 0100z. QSL to home call.

BAHRAIN, A9. Gus, A92ZE has been QRV on 40 meters around 0200z and 80 meters around 1430z. QSL via K4SXT.

BALEARIC ISLAND, EA6. Christian, EA6/DL6KAC is active from Mallorca until January 9. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly SSB. He is here on holiday, so his activity may be limited. QSL to home call.

REUNION ISLAND, FR. Freddy, FR/F5IRO is QRV from here until February 2003. QSL via F6FNU.

ENGLAND, G. GB2APL is QRV until December 30 from Anvil Point Lighthouse as part of the "Lighthouse Christmas Lights 2002" event. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via G0PSE.

HUNGARY, HA. Tibor, HG4I is QRV as HG03HNY until January 12 to mark the New Year 2003. Activity is on all bands, including the newer ones, including 2 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, BPSK and FM on 10 meters. QSL to home call.

THAILAND, HS. Look for E20AJ to be QRV from December 29 to January 7 during the 20th World Scout Jamboree in Sattahip. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, including 2 meters, near the International Scouting Frequencies. QSL via operators' instructions.

JAPAN, JA. Take, JI3DST is QRV as JI3DST/6 from Miyako Island, IOTA AS-079, until January 5. QSL to home call.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Nozomu, JE8KKX will be active from Saipan, IOTA OC-086, as AH2K/KH0 from December 28 to 30. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using RTTY. QSL to home call.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. Joe, W8GEX and John, WZ8D will be active as N8Z from St. Croix, IOTA NA-106, from December 30 to January 8. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via WZ8D.

BANGLADESH, S2. Eric, S2/VA7DZ will work from Dhaka and Sylhet from January 1 to 7. QSL to home call.

CRETE, SV9. SV9CVY has been QRV on 40 meters around 2100z, 17 meters around 2000z and 12 meters around 1400z.

MICRONESIA, V6. Bert, V73GOD is active as V63USA from Kosrae Island, IOTA OC-059, until January 1. Activity is mostly on 17, 12, 10 and 6 meters using SSB, and possibly PSK31. His activity will be limited since this is a vacation. QSL via operator's instructions.

TOKELAU, ZK3. Atsu, 5W1SA is active as ZK3SA. QSL via JH7OHF.

QSL MANAGER UPDATE. As reported in DX Bulletin ARLD051, the QSL route for Serge, EX8MLE is direct only.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The RAC Winter Contest, Stew Perry Top Band Distance CW Challenge and Original QRP CW Contest are all scheduled for this weekend. The ARRL Straight-Key Night is scheduled for December 31 to January 1, 2003. Also, look for activity in the New Year's Snowball Contest, HA Happy New Year Contest and the SARTG New Year RTTY Contest. Please see December QST, page 93 and January 2003 QST, page 97 for details.