ARRL DX Bulletin 017
April 29, 2004

DX Bulletin 17 ARLD017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 29, 2004
To all radio amateurs

ARLD017 DX news

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

MALDIVES, 8Q. Tadao, JA1WPX will be QRV as 8Q7WP from May 4 to 9. He plans to be active on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He may also try some 80 meters and PSK31 as well. QSL to home call.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Maurizio, IZ1CRR and others will be active as 9M8PSB from Pulau Satang Besar Island, IOTA OC-165. He will also participate in the ARI DX contest as 9M8/IZ1CRR. QSL both calls via IZ1CRR.

TAIWAN, BV. Chung, BX4AF has been QRV using RTTY on 20 meters around 1700z. QSL direct.

CHINA, BY. A Group of BG4 hams from the Jiangsu DX Club will be QRV as BI4Q from Cheniushan Island, IOTA AS-135, from May 1 to 3. They will be active on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB on the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via BG4RQP.

MARQUESAS ISLANDS, FO. A group of amateurs from Japan are QRV as FO0/JI1JKW and FO0/JI1WTF from Hiva Oa, IOTA OC-027, until May 2. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. A 6-meter beacon is set up on 50110 kHz. QSL to home calls.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. HF0POL has been QRV on 30 meters around 1900 and 2330z. QSL via SP2GOW. Meanwhile, Voytek, SP5QF is active as HF0QF from the Henryk Arctowski Base on King George Island. He is here until the end of 2004. QSL via SP7IWA.

SOUTH KOREAN, HL. Look for DS4NYE and another operator to be active using special call sign D70LW from Soack Island, IOTA AS-060, until May 2. Activity is on all HF bands and modes. QSL via operators' instructions.

ITALY, I. Luigi, IV3KAS will be QRV as II3L as a Single Op entry in the ARI DX contest. QSL to home call.

GUAM, KH2. Nao, JK1FNL will be QRV as NA8O/KH2 from May 5 to 9. QSL direct to JK1FNL.

SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS. Dr. Martin, LU5DO is on assignment at the Orcadas Base on Laurie Island. He will be QRV from club station LU1ZA through March 2005. QSL via LU4DXU.

BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ04KM will be active on all bands and modes from May 1 to 31 to celebrate St. Cyril and Methodius' Day. QSL via LZ1BFR.

SLOVAK REPUBLIC, OM. Zsolt, HA6PS and Laci, HA6NL are QRV as OM/homecall/p from Ruzsina until May 3. They will participate in the AGCW QRP contest as OM/HA5RT/p and in the ARI DX contest as OM/HA6PS/p. QSL to home calls.

GREECE, SV. Mike, GW3UOF will be QRV as SV8/GW3UOF/p from Kavos, Corfu, IOTA EU-052, from May 3 to 17. QSL to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Conny, DL1DA is QRV as VP5/DL1DA until May 9. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The New England QSO Party, The 2 GHz and Up World-Wide Club Contest, European Union 2004 Contest, IPA Contest, MARAC County Hunters CW Contest, 10-10 International Spring CW/Digital Contest, AGCW QRP/QRP Party, Microwave Spring Sprint, Indiana QSO Party and the ARI International DX Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend. The North American Spring Meteor Scatter Rally runs from May 1 to 10. Please see May QST, pages 98 and 99 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.