ARRL DX Bulletin 048
December 2, 2004

DX Bulletin 48 ARLD048
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 2, 2004
To all radio amateurs

ARLD048 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by K3ZM, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, 425DXnews, DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

FIJI, 3D2. Steve, G0UIH is QRV as 3D2FI from various islands until December 11. QSL to home call.

VIETNAM, 3W. JA7GAX will be QRV as 3W2GAX from Ho Chi Minh, Con Son, IOTA AS-130, and Phu Quoc, IOTA AS-128, while here from December 7 to 28. QSL to home call.

KUWAIT, 9K. Murtada, 9K2MU has been active on 160 meters around 0300z. QSL direct via WA4JTK.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Henryk, SM0JHF is QRV as C56JHF for about 10 days. Of late, he has been active on 30 meters around 0015z and 80 meters using CW around 2130z. QSL via operator's instructions.

JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND, CE0. Eliazar, CE0ZIS is QRV from here for about 10 days. QSL via operator's instructions.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI. Mike, HI3/GW3UOF is QRV on all bands until December 12. QSL direct.

JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8N0SON is QRV during the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Nagano until March 5, 2005. QSL via JF0JYR.

MONGOLIA, JT. Timur, JT1BE has been QRV using RTTY on 20 meters around 0130z. QSL direct.

ANTARCTICA. Mike, KC4AAA is QRV from the South Pole and has been active on 20 meters SSB from 0040 to 0200z. QSL via K1IED.

ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS, PY0S. Joca, PS7JN is QRV as PY0S/PS7JN in his spare time until December 10 and has been active on 20 meters using RTTY around 1800z. QSL to home call.

SUDAN, ST. Hugo, ST2YJ has been QRV on 30 meters around 1700z. QSL via LA4YW.

CONGO, TN. Baldur, DJ6SI will be QRV as TN6X from December 4 to 12. He will be active on all bands using CW. QSL to home call.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Peter, K3ZM is QRV as V47ZM until December 5. He is active on 160 meters using CW and SSB and will also participate in the ARRL 160-Meter contest. QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE. Special event station VC9COAL is QRV until December 31. QSL via VE9WGS.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. Charlie, VK9XG is QRV until December 9 and has been active on 20 meters using RTTY around 2300z. QSL via W0YG.

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS, VU. Team members from the National Institute of Amateur Radio, NIAR, are QRV as VU4RBI and VU4NRO from Andaman. This is not a major DXpedition. Activity will be limited to a few bands using CW and SSB, depending on propagation. QSL via operators' instructions.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Amateurs Mike, N9NS, Pete, N0FW, Charlie, W6KK and John, N7CQQ are QRV as VP2MNS, VP2MW, VP2MKK and VP2MQQ, respectively. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters, including 60 meters. They will participate in the ARRL 160-Meter contest and the upcoming ARRL 10-Meter contest as VP2MW. QSL all calls via W8QID.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 160-Meter CW Contest, ARRL International EME Contest, ARCI Topband Sprint, TARA RTTY Melee, Wake-Up! QRP CW Sprint, TOPS Activity Contest, CIS DX CW Contest, ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew CW Sprint and the ARS Spartan December CW Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend. Please see December QST, page 85, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.