ARRL DX Bulletin 052
December 30, 2004

DX Bulletin 52 ARLD052
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 30, 2004
To all radio amateurs

ARLD052 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, ON4UN, SQ9FMU, TA3YJ, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, The Daily DX, 425DXnews, DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral from QST. Thanks to all.

MAURITANIA, 5T. Yves, F6GDC, Pierre, F6CQX and Eric, F5SSM are QRV as 5T5DY until January 9. In addition to being active on Nouakchott, they also plan to operate from Atar, Tergit and Banc d'Arguin islands. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, with some CW. QSL via F6GDC.

PAKISTAN, AP. Ijaz, AP2IA has been QRV using RTTY on 20 meters around 1300z. QSL direct.

HUNGARY, HA. Look for special event station HA200CVM to be QRV during January 2005 to dedicate the remembrance of poet Csokonai Vitez Mihaly. QSL via HA0NAR.

DJIBOUTI, J2. J20FH has been QRV on 30 meters around 1920 to 2130z. QSL via F5PRU.

BELGIUM, ON. In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the kingdom of Belgium, and its 25th year as a federal state, during 2005 all Belgium amateurs may use the OO prefix in lieu of the regular ON prefix. Club station ON4UBA will be active as OO175B for regular contacts, but will not be used in HF contests. QSL via operators' instructions.

ARUBA, P4. Ed, W0YK will be QRV as P40X from January 3 to 11. He will be active using CW on the low HF bands and newer bands. He will also use RTTY, which includes being an entry in the upcoming ARRL RTTY Roundup. QSL to home call.

POLAND, SP. Look for SQ75FMU to be QRV from January 1 to 20, and then from February 15 to March 15 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Polish Amateur Radio Union, or PZK. QSL via SQ9FMU.

EGYPT, SU. Mike, SU9NC has been QRV on 80 meters around 0430z and then 40 meters around 0520z. QSL via OM2SA.

TURKEY, TA. Berkin, TA3J will be QRV as TA3J/60 from January 1 to March 1 from Antalya. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, including the newer bands, 2 meters and 70 centimeters, using all modes. QSL direct via TA3YJ.

TURKS AND CAICOS, VP5. Saul, WA1UKN will be QRV as VP5/WA1UKN from Grand Turk Island, and then North Caicos, from January 4 to the 28. Activity will be on 40, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL Straight Key Night, Kid's Day Contest, HA Happy New Year Contest, SARTG New Year RTTY Contest, New Year's Snowball Contest, AGCW Happy New Year CW Contest, Original QRP CW Contest and the AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest will certainly help ring in the New Year. The Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party runs until January 2. Please see December QST, page 85, January 2005 QST, page 102 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.