ARRL DX Bulletin 040
October 2, 2003

DX Bulletin 40 ARLD040
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 2, 2003
To all radio amateurs

ARLD040 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by PP2BT, YV5SSB, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, 425DXnews, DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

ANNOBON ISLAND, 3C0. Station 3C0V is QRV until October 11. QSL via DJ9ZB.

ANTARCTICA. 8J1RF is active from Dome Fuji Base, IOTA AN-016, and has been QRV using RTTY on 15 meters around 1600z and then 20 meters around 1800z. QSL via operator's instructions.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. Don, N1DG is QRV from the QTH of Saeed, A61AD from October 6 to 11 during his spare time. Look for activity using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

PRATAS ISLAND, BV9P. Members of the Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League will be QRV as BQ9P from October 7 to 16. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters, including the newer bands, using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. They will be active generally near the DX windows. QSL via KU9C.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Frank, DH5JG is QRV as EA8/DH5JG from La Palma Island, IOTA AF-004, until October 14. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters, including the newer bands, using mostly CW with some SSB. QSL to home call.

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS, FW. Vlad, FW/AC4LN has been QRV on 20 meters around 1000 to 1100z. He has later been QRV on 40 meters around 1200z. QSL via UA4WHX.

ITALY, I. Nuccio, I7YKN, Christine, I7OCD, Marisa, IK0ZSL, Gianfranco, IZ0BFK, Marco, IZ7CDE, and Massimo, IK0RNR, will be QRV as IG9L from the Pelagie Islands, IOTA AF-019, from October 5 to 11. They will be active on 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters using CW and SSB. They also plan to activate the lighthouse Capo Grecale, ARLHS IOTA-025, on Lampedusa. QSL via IZ7CDE.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Hadi, DJ2PJ will be QRV as OH0JWH near the village of Oeverby on Eckeroe Island, IOTA EU-002, from October 5 to 13. His main focus will be the digital modes, especially on PSK31 with RTTY and SSTV. QSL to home call.

BRAZIL, PY. Julio, PP2BT is QRV as PY9BT from Chapada dos Guimaraes in Mato Grosso until October 8. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Norbert, DL2RNS will be QRV as S79NS during his holiday here from October 4 to 17. He will use mostly CW. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Jim, W7UG and Tom, K7ZZ are QRV as T88ZX until October 8. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. They place emphasis on the newer bands. QSL via K7ZZ.

MICRONESIA, V6. After their Palau operation, Jim, W7UG and Tom, K7ZZ will be QRV as V63ZT from Yap Island beginning October 8 for one week. QSL via K7ZZ.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. Gerhard, DJ5IW, Thomas, DL2RMC, Hartmut, DM5TI and Andree, DL8LAS will be QRV as VK9XW, VK9XM, VK9XT and VK9XA, respectively, from October 4 to 14. They will emphasize the low and newer bands, but will generally be QRV on 160 to 6 meters. QSL all calls via DL2RMC.

MYANMAR, XZ. XZ7A has been QRV on 12 meters using CW around 1500z. Activity is on all bands. QSL via DL7DF.

VANUATU, YJ. Look for YJ0AMY and YJ0ATU to be QRV from Tegua Island, IOTA OC-110, in the Torres Island group for about 10 days. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via OM2SA.

VENEZUELA, YV. Look for 4M9YY to be QRV from San Fernando de Apure, from October 7 to 12. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via operators' instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The PSK Rumble (The Fall Classic), Oceania DX Phone Contest, EU Autumn SSB Sprint, California QSO Party, QCWA QSO Party, RSGB 21/28 MHz SSB Contest and the SARL 80-Meter QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend. The YLRL CW Anniversary Party is scheduled for October 8 to 10. Please see October QST, page 100 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.