ARRL DX Bulletin 011
March 18, 2004

DX Bulletin 11 ARLD011
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 18, 2004
To all radio amateurs

ARLD011 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by DK5DF, G4LTI, NC1L, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, 425DXnews, DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9. Members of the Five Star DX Association are QRV as 3B9C from March 19 to April 12. Activity will be on all HF bands, including 6 meters and 70 cm, using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31/63 and possibly EME on 6 meters and 70 cm. QSL via operators' instructions.

MAURITANIA, 5T. Several members of the European Community Amateur Radio Club will be QRV as 5T0EU from March 25 to April 3. The team will be QRV on 160 to 10 meters and possibly 6 meters, using CW and SSB. They may try PSK31 as well. QSL via OR5EU.

GHANA, 9G. Rob, PA3DEW and Vincent, PA3FQX are QRV as 9G1AA from Dormaa Hospital. Of late, they have been active on 20 meters around 1700z. QSL via PA3ERA.

TONGA, A3. Look for DJ2HD, DL5DAN and DH3WO to be QRV as A35DJ, A35DA and A35DH, respectively, from Fafa Island, IOTA OC-049, until March 29. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL to home calls.

BHUTAN, A5. Jim, W4PRO will be QRV as A52PRO from March 23 to April 3. QSL to home call.

ANTARCTICA. Paul, UX2HO is QRV as EM1HO from Akademik Vernadsky Station on Galindez Island, IOTA AN-006. He may be here for one year. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using all modes. QSL via I2PJA.

SCOTLAND, GM. Jurij, MM0DFV and John, GM0WRR will be QRV as MS0DGR/p from Fidra, Lamb, Craigleith and Bass Rock islands in the IOTA EU-123 group from March 20 to 23. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL direct via MM0DFV.

SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA, HK0. Gert, DL7VOG is QRV as HK0GU/1 from March 19 to April 5. He plans to be active on 160 meters during his second week of operation. QSL to home call.

HONDURAS, HR. Henry, HR2H, Gustavo, LU1DY/HR, Cesar, HR2P, Carlos, HR2SB, Antonio, HR2AHC and Manuel, HR5MJC plan to be QRV as HR2RCH/3 from Cayos Cochinos, IOTA NA-160, from March 20 to 22. Look for activity on 40, 20 and 15 meters using SSB. They may also operate PSK31, MFSK16 and Hellschreiber on 20 meters. QSL via HR2AHC.

SARDINIA, IS0. William, N2WB and Bill, W4WX will be QRV as IS0/homecalls from March 22 to 27. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL IS0/N2WB via N2OO and IS0/W4WX to home call.

JAPAN, JA. A team of JA operators will be active as JO1ZZZ/3 from Awaji Island, IOTA AS-117, on March 20 and 21. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and MFSK16. QSL via JL3SIK.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. OH2GEK, OH3BHL, OH8GCW and OH9MM will be active as OH0I in the Russian DX Contest as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via OH3BHL.

GREECE, SV. Charles, KE2SP is QRV as SV8/KE2SP from Hydra, IOTA EU-075, until June 15. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

WEST KIRIBATI, T30. Rolf, DK2ZF is QRV as T30ZF until March 30. Activity is on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW. He may try to operate on 160 and 80 meters as well. QSL direct to home call.

CAMEROON, TJ. Roger, G3SXW and Nigel, G3TXF will be QRV as TJ3G from Kribi from March 23 to April 1. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, including the newer bands, using CW. QSL via G3TXF.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Members of the VK6 DX Chasers Club will be QRV as VK6EWI from Woody Island, IOTA OC-170, from March 21 to March 27. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters, including 17 and 12 meters. QSL via VK6NE.

MACAO, XX9. Look for VR2MY and VR2KW to be QRV as XX9TMY and XX9TVR, respectively, from March 25 to 27. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters. QSL both calls direct via VR2KW.

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8. Ian, G8WVW and family are here for at least two years. He is QRV as ZD8I and is active on 20 to 6 meters using SSB. QSL via G4LTI.

The following operations are approved for DXCC credit: YI/NG5L, from April 10, 2003 to June 9, 2003; YI9L (formerly YI/NG5L), from June 10, 2003 to February 27, 2004; YI9LEK, current operation beginning January 25, 2004; and YI/PA5M, current operation beginning August 14, 2003. Also, 5X1X, from November 11, 2003 to December 17, 2003.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Russian DX Contest, Virginia QSO Party, Spring QRP Homebrew Sprint, 10-10 Mobile Contest, CLARA and Family HF Contest, BARTG Spring RTTY Contest, SARL VHF/UHF Contest and the AGCW VHF/UHF Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend. Please see March QST, page 100 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.