ARRL DX Bulletin 053
December 31, 2003

DX Bulletin 53 ARLD053
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 31, 2003
To all radio amateurs

ARLD053 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by LU1BCE, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, 425DXnews, DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA, 1A0. IK0FVC, I0JBL, IK0FTA and IK0PRG will be QRV as 1A0KM from January 2 to 5. QSL this operation via IK0FTA.

JAMAICA, 6Y. Martin, KN5G is QRV as 6Y5/KN5G until January 4. He is running low power and active on 80 to 10 meters, including 17 and 12 meters. QSL to home call.

BHUTAN, A5. Dane, S57CQ is QRV as A52CQ until January 14. He has been active on 40 meters around 1700z, 20 meters around 1200z and 10 meters after 0900z. QSL via S57DX.

BAHAMAS, C6. Brian, ND3F plans to be QRV as C6A/N3IQ from Treasure Cay, Abaco Island, from January 2 to 10. This includes an entry in the ARRL RTTY Roundup. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

ITALY, I. The Amateur Radio Group of RAI will be QRV as II9RAI from January 3 to 4 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first TV broadcast. II0RAI will also be QRV from different call areas as well during the month of January. QSL both calls via IK0ZRR.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. David, N4KZ and Mark, K4MCE are QRV as special event station N4Z from St. Croix until January 6. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via N4KZ.

ARGENTINA, LU. Members of the Radio Club Argentina will participate in the 6th Andes Mountains Land Cross and be QRV as LS4M from January 4 to 15. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via LU4AA.

BANGLADESH, S2. Bazlu, S21BR has been QRV on 20 meters around 1200z.

VENEZUELA, YV. Jose, YV6BTF will be QRV as YV6BTF/p from Chimana Grande, IOTA SA-090, from January 3 and 4. QSL to home call.

CAMBODIA, XU. Hiroo, JA2EZD will be QRV as XU7AAA from January 2 to 7. QSL via operator's instructions.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pete, N2LM is QRV as ZF2PD from Grand Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016, until January 8. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. The Columbine Radio Club of the Western Cape will be QRV as ZS1BLO from January 2 to 4 to commemorate the Battle of Blaauwberg. Activity will be on 160, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL via operators' instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. ARRL Straight Key Night, New Years Snowball Contest, HA Happy New Year Contest and the SARTG New Year RTTY Contest are all scheduled for New Year's Day. The ARRL RTTY Roundup, Kid's Day and the EU CW 160-Meter Contest are scheduled for January 3 and 4. The Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party runs until January 4, 2004. The UBA-SWARL 365 Day Contest and the IOTA 40th Anniversary Awards Program run from January 1 to December 31. Please see January 2004 QST, page 98 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.