ARRL DX Bulletin 051
December 23, 2004

DX Bulletin 51 ARLD051
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 23, 2004
To all radio amateurs

ARLD051 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by IZ8CCW, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, 425DXnews, DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

ISRAEL, 4X. Jan, 4X1VF, Ilya, 4Z1UF, Shalom, 4Z4BS, Mark, 4Z4KX, Ruben, 4Z5FI, Ruslan, 4Z5LA and Yuli, 4X6HP will operate from the Masada Castle near the Dead Sea as 4X0MS from December 24 to 26. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via 4Z4BS.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L. Zbig, SP7BTB is QRV as 9L1BTB and has been active on 160 meters around 2320 to 0000z. QSL to home call.

FRANCE, F. Look for special event station TM7VM to be QRV until December 30 in celebration of the opening of the Millau Viaduct in South France. QSL via F5UJZ.

DJIBOUTI, J2. Yves, F5PRU is QRV as J20FH for the next four months. He is active using CW and SSB, and possibly some digital modes, on 80 to 10 meters during his spare time. He also plans on operating in the upcoming French REF contests. QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA. Stations JN4MBO/5, JA5BEX/5 and JF0BPT/5 are QRV until December 26 from the islands Wasa, Nabe, Koyo and Yoshi in the IOTA group AS-076. QSL via bureau.

ANTARCTICA. Brent, KD4VMM/KC4 is QRV from Palmer Station on Anvers Island, IOTA AN-012. He is active on 20 meters between 2330 to 0100z. QSL to home call.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. PY0FT has been QRV using PSK31 on 17 meters around 0800z. QSL via JA1ELY.

SOUTH SHETLANDS. Marek, SP3GVX is QRV as HF0POL from the Polish Antarctic base Henryk Arctowski on King George Island, IOTA AN-010, through November 2005. QSL via SP3WVL.

SOMALIA, T5. Joe, VA6WJT is QRV as 6O0JT and has been active on 20 meters from around 1350 to 1450z and 80 meters from around 2020 to 2200z. QSL to home call.

GABON, TR. Alain, TR8CA is usually QRV on 160 and 80 meters from about 2100 to 2300z. QSL direct.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Larry, KJ4UY is QRV as V47UY from Nevis Island, IOTA NA-104, until January 2. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

VANUATU, YJ. Aki, JA1KAJ plans to be QRV as YJ0AKA from December 27 until January 2. He will be active on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and SSTV. QSL to home call.

GIBRALTAR, ZB. Wolf, DL4WK, Frank, DL7UFR and Rolf, DL7VEE will be QRV as ZB/homecalls from December 29 to January 4. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home calls.

ST. HELENA, ZD7. Martin, G3ZAY is QRV as ZD7ZA until January 1. QSL to home call.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pete, N2LM will be QRV as ZF2PD from December 26 to January 4. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using mainly SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, ZK1. Mark, VK2GND will be QRV as ZK1GND from December 24 to 30. Activity will be on 20 meters. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The DARC Christmas Contest, Holiday Milliwatt CW Contest, RAC Winter Contest and the RAEM CW Contest are all scheduled for this Holiday weekend. The Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party runs until January 2, 2005. Please see December QST, page 85, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.