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DX Bulletin 21 ARLD021
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT May 17, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
W1UE, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

CYPRUS, 5B. Bob, 5B4AGN and Nick, G3RWF are QRV as 5B80FOC during
May in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the FOC. QSL via
M0URX.

BOTSWANA, A2. Dave, VE7VR will be QRV as A25VR from May 24 to June
3. Activity will be holiday style on 40, 30 and 20 meters. QSL to
home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DQ2018KTMS
is QRV until the end of the year to mark the 101st gathering of
German catholics in Muenster. QSL via bureau.

IRELAND, EI. A group of operators will be QRV as EJ7NET from
Inisheer Island, IOTA EU-006, from May 19 to 23. Activity will be
on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via operators’ instructions.

ENGLAND, G. Special event station GR9RW will be QRV from May 19 to
23 to celebrate the marriage of Great Britain’s Prince Harry to
Meghan Markle. Activity will be on 80 meters to 70 centimeters
using mainly CW and SSB and some FM with three stations active. QSL
via G4DFI.

ISLE OF MAN, GI. Bob, MD0CCE will be QRV with special event call
MR0CCE from May 19 to 21 to celebrate the marriage of Great
Britain’s Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Afterwards, he will be
active as GT4FOC from May 21 to 25 to celebrate the 80th anniversary
of the FOC. QSL MR0CCE via MD0CCE and GT4FOC via G3SWH.

HONDURAS, HR. Rudy, N2WQ, Paul, K1XM, Charlotte, KQ1F and Dennis,
W1UE will be QRV as homecalls/HR9 from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057,
from May 19 to 28. Activity will be on the HF bands. They will be
active as HQ9X in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX CW contest as a
Multi-2 entry. QSL HQ9X via KQ1F and all others to home calls.

FINLAND, OH. Operators DL2VFR, DL2YBG and DL7UXG will be QRV as
OH1/homecalls from Reposaari, IOTA EU-173, from May 20 to 23, and
then from Parainen-Pargas, IOTA EU-096, from May 23 to 26. Activity
will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK and FT8. QSL to home
calls.

DENMARK, OZ. Special event station OU7G will be QRV from May 19 to
21 from a vintage technology fair that will be held on Sjaelland
Archipelago, IOTA EU-029. Activity will be on 80 to 20 meters using
CW and SSB, and daily from 0800 to 1600z. QSL via OU7G.

ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. Zorro, JH1AJT and Nao, JN1RVS will be QRV as PJ8Z
and PJ8RV, respectively, from May 20 to 27. Activity will be on 40
to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL PJ8Z via
JH1AJT and PJ8RV via JA1HGY.

EGYPT, SU. Nacho, EA1AK is QRV as SU9JG from Gezira Island in the
Nile River. Activity is on 30 to 10 meters using FT8. QSL via
EA5GL.

GREECE, SV. Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Greece are
QRV with special event call SX60RAAG to celebrate their 60th
anniversary. QSL via bureau.

SOMALIA, T5. Baldur, DJ6SI is in Hargeisa and plans to be QRV as
6O0X until June 6. QSL this current operation via DJ6SI.

INDONESIA, YB. Yosuke, JJ1DQR will be QRV as YB9/JJ1DQR from Bali,
IOTA OC-022, from May 18 to 21. Activity will be on the HF bands
only SSB. QSL to home call.

GIBRALTAR, ZB. Michael, DF8AN is QRV as ZB2/DF8AN and is active on
6 meters, 4 meters, 2 meters, and 70 centimeters. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. His Majesty King of Spain CW Contest,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Portuguese Navy Day Contest,
Slobozhansky Sprint Contest, UN DX Contest, NZART Sangster Shield
80-Meter CW Contest, EU PSK DX Contest, Aegean RTTY Contest, Feld
Hell Sprint and the Baltic 80-Meter Contest are all on tap for this
upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for May 21.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are
scheduled for May 23.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see May QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 20 ARLD020
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT May 10, 2018
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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AK5Q, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

RODRIGUEZ ISLAND, 3B9. Operators Jacky, FR4NP, Bruno, FR4PF, Emile,
FR4PM, Jean, FR5CB and Patrick, FR5FC will be QRV as 3B9RUN from May
11 to 16. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8.
QSL via EA7FTR.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Members of the Lions DX Team are QRV as C8T from
Bilene-Macia, Gaza until May 15. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters,
including 60 meters and 2 meter EME, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
via ON1DX.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Press, N6SS is QRV as DU6/N6SS from Sibalom,
Antique Province, Panay Island, IOTA OC-129, until May 17. Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Bruce, WB7OTC is QRV as E51OTC from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, Aitutaki Island, IOTA OC-083, and
Atiu Island, IOTA OC-083, until May 18. Activity is on the HF bands
using QRP power. QSL to home call.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Members of the Union de Radioaficionados de
Las Palmas are QRV with special call EG8CID until May 30 to
commemorate Canary Islands Day that occurs on May 30. QSL via
EA8URL.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0. A group from the Ynomy DX Club will be QRV as
HB0/PG8M/p and HB0/PH0NO/p from various World Flora-Fauna sites and
nature reserves on May 12 and 13. Activity will be on 80 to 2
meters, including 60 meters, using CW and SSB with two stations.
QSL via operators’ instructions.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special event station HL50IARU is QRV until
the end of October 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of IARU
Region III.

ITALY, I. Special event station 4U29MAY is QRV until the end of
June 2018 to commemorate the International Day of UN Peacekeepers
that occurs on May 29. QSL via 9A2AA.

JAPAN, JA. Take, JI3DST will be QRV with special call sign,
8J3XXIII/3 from Tanga Island, IOTA AS-117, on May 12 and 13.
Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, JT65 and
FT8. Operations may vary based on local conditions. QSL via the
bureau.

SLOVAK REPUBLIC, OM. Members of the radio club Horec are QRV with
special event call OM75TESLA until the end of the year to
commemorate Nikola Tesla’s death 75 years ago. QSL via OM3KHT.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PB18MILL will be QRV on May
12 and 13 for the Mills on the Air event. Activity will be on the
HF bands. QSL direct to PB7Z.

CURACAO, PJ2. Savvas, SV2AEL is QRV as PJ2/SV2AEL until May 15.
Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL direct to home call.

FRANZ JOSEF LAND, R1/F. Eugeny, RI1FJ has been QRV using CW on 30
and 20 meters at various times. QSL via UA2FM.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Special event station VI50IARU3 is QRV until August
31 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of IARU Region III.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Operators Chris, VK3QB, Brenton, VK3YB and
Luke, VK3HJ are QRV as VK9LI until May 18. Activity is on 160 to 17
meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via VK2CA.

TURKS AND CAICOS, VP5. Mickey, AK5Q is QRV as VP5/AK5Q from
Providenciales, IOTA NA-002, until May 14. Activity is holiday
style on 20 meters using FT8. QSL to home call.

KOSOVO, Z6. Emir, 9A6AA and Robert, 9A5RBJ will be QRV as Z68AA and
Z68RBJ, respectively, from Peja from May 14 to 21. Activity will be
on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home calls.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ-M International DX Contest, Dutch
National Windmill and Waterpump station Weekend, NCCC RTTY Sprint,
NCCC CW Sprint, VOLTA World Wide RTTY Contest, SKCC Weekend CW
Sprintathon, Arkansas QSO Party, FISTS Spring Unlimited CW Sprint,
50 MHz Spring Sprint and the WAB 7 MHz Phone are all on tap for this
weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for May 14.

The RSGB 80-meter Club Data Championship, Phone Fray and CWops
Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for May 16.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see May QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 19 ARLD019
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT May 3, 2018
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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
SV2CLJ, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

QATAR, A7. Rasto, OM6AA is QRV as A75GR while living in Doha. QSL
via M0OXO.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. A group of operators are QRV as C8T until May 15.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, and possibly
PSK and FT8 with four stations. This may include a fifth station
running 2 meter EME. QSL via ON1DX.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Press, N6SS is QRV as DU6/N6SS from Sibalom,
Antique Province, Panay Island, IOTA OC-129, until May 17. Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Bruce, WB7OTC will be QRV as E51OTC from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, Aitutaki Island, IOTA OC-083, and
Atiu Island, IOTA OC-083, from May 6 to 17. Activity will be on the
HF bands using QRP power. QSL to home call.

BELARUS, EW. Special event station EV73K will be QRV from May 5 to
10 to commemorate the 73 years since victory in the great patriotic
war. QSL via EW8EQ.

PANAMA, HP. A group of operators are QRV as 3F6IC from Cebaco
Island, IOTA NA-071, until May 6. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters
using SSB and various digital modes. This includes being active on
60 meters. QSL via HP1AVS.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Ari, OH3KAV will be QRV as OH0KA from May 6 to
10. Activity will be on the HF bands, including 60 meters, using CW
and FT8. QSL to home call.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Operators Tonny, PD1TV and Henri, PA4HM will be
QRV with special call sign PH00GEVEEN from may 5 to 22 during the
annual Wings and Wheels event held at Hoogeveen Airfield. Activity
will be on the various HF bands using SSB. QSL via bureau.

CURACAO, PJ2. Savas, SV2AEL will be QRV as PJ2/SV2AEL from May 10
to 15. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL direct
to home call.

TURKEY, TA. Col, MM0NDX, Max, IK8LOV and Bjoern, ON9CFG will be QRV
as TA0/home calls and as TC0AX from May 7 to 11. Activity will be
holiday style on 80 to 2 meters. QSL to home calls and TC0AX via
M0SDV.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. A number of Russian stations will switch to
the RP73 prefix from May 5 to 9. The P in the prefix stands for the
Russian word pobeda, or victory, in the English language. And the
73 stands for the number of years since the end of World War II.

MACQUARIE ISLAND, VK0. Norbert, VK5MQ is QRV as VK0AI and will be
here with the next winter team for one year. Activity has been on
30 and 20 meters using FT8 between 0400 to 0630z. QSL to home call.

SERBIA, YU. Special event station YU100APV is QRV through December
31, 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the unification of
Vojvodina and Serbia.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. New England QSO Party, 10-10
International Spring CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
MIE 33 Contest, Araucaria World Wide VHF Contest, SBMS 2.3 GHz and
Up Contest and Club Challenge, Microwave Spring Sprint, ARI
International DX Contest, 7th Call Area QSO Party, Indiana QSO
Party, Delaware QSO Party and the FISTS Spring Slow Speed Sprint are
all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for May 7.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for May 8.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for May 9.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see May QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 18 ARLD018
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 26, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
to all.

NIGER, 5U. Torbjon, SM7RME is QRV as 5U7R from Niamey. Activity is
on the HF bands in his spare time. His length of stay is unknown.
QSL via SM7EHU.

JAMAICA, 6Y. Chris, VO1IDX will be QRV as 6Y5IDX from Negril, IOTA
NA-097, from April 29 to May 6. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters
using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

CROATIA, 9A. Jan, PA4JJ will be QRV as 9A/PA4JJ from April 27 to
June 8. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using FT8. QSL to home
call.

RWANDA, 9X. Alan, 9X0TA is QRV until December 31. He has been
active on the HF bands using FT8. QSL via N4GNR.

BHUTAN, A5. Kay, WA0WOF and Mio, JR3MVF will be QRV as A52YL from
April 29 to May 6. They will be active on 80 to 10 meters using CW
and SSB. They are joined by Junichi, JH3AEF and Jusei, JA3IVU who
will be QRV as A52AEF and A52IVU, respectively, on 80 to 6 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL A52YL via WA0WOF,
A52AEF via JH3AEF, and A52IVU via JA3IVU.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Vasily, R7AL, Vasily, RA1ZZ, Al, RZ3K and Vlad,
RK8A will be QRV as C96RRC from Mozambique Island, IOTA AF-088, from
April 29 to May 3. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB and various digital modes. QSL via R7AL.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DM152ZYA is
QRV until the end of 2018 to commemorate the rollout and maiden
flight 60 years ago of the first German passenger aircraft equipped
with a jet engine that was built in Dresden. QSL via bureau.

TEMOTU PROVINCE, H40. Cezar, VE3LYC will be QRV as H40D from
Taumako Island, IOTA OC-179, from April 29 to May 3. Activity will
be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

ITALY, I. The UN Global Service Center ARC, 4U1GSC, in Brindisi,
Italy, will change its call to 4U29MAY from May 1 to June 30. This
promotes the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, which is May 29.
Despite the UN call sign, it will count as Italy. QSL to 9A2AA.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from
Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from April 29 to May 4. Activity will be
on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

MARKET REEF, OJ0. Pasi, OH3WS will be QRV as OJ0W from April 27 to
May 4. Activity will be in his spare time on the HF bands using CW
and some SSB. QSL to home call.

SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5. Rick, AI5P will be QRV as PJ6/AI5P from
Saba Island, IOTA NA-145, from April 28 to May 5. Activity will be
on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Michael, VK4EF is QRV as S79LD from Mahe Island and
La Digue Island, both IOTA AF-024, until May 31. Activity is in his
spare time on 80, 40, 20 and possibly 10 meters using SSB, JT65, FT8
and QRS CW. QSL direct to home call.

CRETE, SV9. Seppo, OH1VR is QRV as SV9/OH1VR from Stalos Island,
IOTA EU-015, until May 2. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters. QSL
direct to home call.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Alex, W1CDC is QRV as V47CDC from St.
Kitts until May 5. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

INDIA, VU. Special event call VU8FOC will be QRV from May 1 to 31
to celebrate the FOC’s 80th anniversary. QSL via operators’
instructions.

LAOS, XW. Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XR from Vientiane until May 4.
Activity is on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW,
RTTY and JT65. QSL via E21EIC.

INDONESIA, YB. Look for YB3MM/8 and YB3LZ/8 to be QRV from Tinabo
Island, IOTA OC-242, from April 28 to May 1. On May 1 and 2, they
will also be active from Salayar Island, IOTA OC-236. Activity will
be on 40 to 15 meters with two stations active. QSL via operators’
instructions.

OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operation is
approved for DXCC Credit: Socorro Island, Revillagigedo, 4B4B, 2018
operation.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The 10-10 International Spring Digital
Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, SP DX RTTY Contest,
Helvetia Contest, Florida QSO Party, BARTG Sprint 75 and the AGCW
QRP/QRP Party are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT Test are scheduled for May 2.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see April QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 17 ARLD017
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 19, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
S50U, WB6Z, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites. Thanks to all.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Giulio, IW3HVB is QRV as 3B8MB until April 27.
Activity is on 2 meters and 23 cm using EME. QSL to home call.

ISRAEL, 4X. Artur, 4X4DZ, Alex, 4Z4AK, Hilik, 4X6YA and Jan, 4X1VF
will be QRV with special event call 4X0BG on April 20 and 21 during
the Holyland contest. QSL via bureau.

ZAMBIA, 9J. Brian, 9J2BO plans to be QRV in the CQMM DX contest.
QSL direct to G3TEV.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L. Mark, KW4XJ plans to be QRV as 9L/KW4XJ near
Freetown in the CQMM DX contest. QSL to home call.

NEPAL, 9N. Sergei, R4WAA is QRV as 9N7WA until April 27. Activity
is on the HF bands using CW and various digital modes. QSL to home
call.

MOROCCO, CN. A large group of operators are QRV as 5C5AF from Ile
de Mogador, IOTA AF-065, until April 22. QSL via I8LWL. In
addition, special event station 5C13SIA will be QRV from April 24 to
28 to commemorate the 13th International Exhibition of Agriculture
being held in Meknes City. QSL direct to CN8WW.

BOLIVIA, CP. Enrique, CP6UA plans to be QRV in the CQMM DX contest.
Activity will be with CW and SSB. QSL direct to home call.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ. Rick, AI5P, Barry, N0KV, Gregory, W0ZA and
James, WD0E are QRV as FJ/AI5P and FJ/N0KV until April 27. Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, with some Satellite
activity as well. QSL to home calls.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Bernhard, DL2GAC and Cezar, VE3LYC will be QRV
as H44R from Mbanika Island, IOTA OC-168, from April 22 to 25.
Activity will be on 40 to 17 meters using CW and SSB with two
stations active. QSL direct to VE3LYC.

ST. VINCENT, J8. Brian, GW4DVB will be QRV as J88PI from Palm
Island, IOTA NA-025, from April 21 to 29. Activity will be on 40 to
6 meters using only SSB. QSL direct to home call.

JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8J1ITU is QRV from Honshu Island,
IOTA AS-007, until May 31 to commemorate World Telecommunication and
Information Society Day that will be held on May 17. QSL via
bureau.

SLOVENIA, S5. Special event station S50RTVS is QRV until December
31, 2018 to celebrate 90 years of radio broadcasting and 60 years of
television programs broadcasting by the Public Institute Radio and
Television Corporation of Slovenia. QSL via bureau.

TURKEY, TA. Ben, DL7UCX and Bernd, DL7VBJ are QRV as TA0/homecalls
from Marmara Island, IOTA AS-201, until April 26. Activity is on
the HF bands. QSL to home calls. In addition, special event
station TC23TC will be QRV on April 21 to 23 to celebrate the 23rd
April Children Fest. QSL via operators’ instructions.

ST KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Alex, W1CDC will be QRV as V47CDC from St.
Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from April 23 to May 5. Activity will be on 80
to 10 meters using only CW. QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Sho, JA7HMZ is QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei Island,
IOTA OC-010, until April 24. Activity is on the HF bands with a
focus on 160 meters using FT8. QSL direct to home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. James, N1YC and Wilbert, PE7T are QRV as
VK9X/homecalls until April 21. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using
CW and SSB. QSL VK9X/N1YC via W5UE and VK9X/PE7T via PE7T.

KOSOVO, Z6. Uwe, DG8NCO plans to be QRV as Z66EME from April 21 to
30. Activity will be on 2 meters and 70 cm using EME. QSL to home
call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
Holyland DX Contest, ES Open HF Championship, Worked All Provinces
of China DX Contest, QRP to the Field, CQMM CW DX Contest, YU DX
Contest, Nebraska QSO Party, Michigan QSO Party, EA-QRP CW Contest,
Feld Hell Sprint and the Ontario QSO Party are all on tap for this
weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, 432 MHz Spring Sprint, UKEICC 80-Meter
CW Contest, Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for April
25.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see April QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 16 ARLD016
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 12, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
UR5BCP, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

AGALEGA AND ST. BRANDON ISLANDS, 3B6,7. A large group of operators
are QRV as 3B7A from Saint Brandon Island, IOTA AF-015, until April
17. Activity is on the HF bands with five stations active using CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL via F5CWU.

CROATIA, 9A. Dusan, S52DG is QRV as 9A/S52DG/p from Krk Island,
IOTA EU-136, until April 15. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10
meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Oleh, UR5BCP will be QRV as E51BCP from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, from April 15 to 20. Activity will
be on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FM and various digital modes.
This includes some SOTA activations. QSL via KD7WPJ.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Mike, DG5LAC is QRV as EA8/DG5LAC from
Fuerteventura, IOTA AF-004, until April 28. Activity is on the HF
bands using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

MOLDOVA, ER. Ben, DL7UCX and Bernd, DL7VBJ are QRV as ER/home calls
until April 15. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and
various digital modes. QSL to home calls.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Bodo, DF8DX will be QRV as DU1WQY/1 from Palawan
Island, IOTA OC-128, from April 15 to 18. QSL to home call.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Antonio, AH0D is QRV from Saipan Island, IOTA
OC-086. QSL direct to home call.

DENMARK, OZ. Special event station 5P0WARD will be QRV on April 18
to mark the 93rd World Amateur Radio Day. The station will be
active with various call sign extensions. QSL via LoTW.

TUVALU, T2. Antoine, 3D2AG is QRV as T2AR from Funafuti, IOTA
OC-015, until April 21. Activity is in his spare time on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Kazuhiro, JA7WFT and Shinichi, JI6IHG will be QRV as
T88FT and T88IH, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from
April 17 to 25. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL to home
calls.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Ken, KH6QJ will be QRV as T32AZ from Kiritimati
Island, IOTA OC-024, from April 17 to 24. Activity will be on 20,
15 and 10 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming
Worked All Provinces China contest. QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Sho, JA7HMZ will be QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei
Island, IOTA OC-010, from April 18 to 24. Activity will primarily
be on 160 meters using FT8. QSL direct to home call.

VANUATU, YJ. Grant, VK5GR will be QRV as YJ0AG from Efate Island,
IOTA OC-035, from April 16 to 30. Activity will be on 80 to 10
meters using some CW, SSB and various digital modes. This include
being an entry in the upcoming SP DX RTTY Contest. QSL via M0OXO.

ROMANIA, YO. Special event station YR57GC is QRV until April 20 to
commemorate the first manned space flight 57 years ago by cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin. QSL via YO8AXP.

KOSOVO, Z6. A group of operators will be QRV as Z66D from April 14
to 22. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8
with several stations active. QSL via OK6DJ.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL SSB Rookie Roundup, Japan
International DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, QRP
ARCI Spring CW QSO Party, OK/OM DX SSB Contest, F9AA PSK Cup, New
Mexico QSO Party, Georgia QSO Party, North Dakota QSO Party, Yuri
Gagarin International DX Contest, International Vintage HF Contest,
WAB 3.5/7/14 MHz Data Modes and the Hungarian 80-Meter Straight Key
CW Contest are scheduled for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for April 16.

The 222 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 17.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for April
18.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see April QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 15 ARLD015
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 5, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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ARLD015 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
UR4NWW, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

AGALEGA AND ST. BRANDON ISLANDS, 3B6,7. A large group of operators
are QRV as 3B7A from Saint Brandon Island, IOTA AF-015, until April
17. Activity is on the HF bands with five stations active using CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL via F5CWU.

KENYA, 5Z. Kees, 5Z4ZC is QRV on 40 to 10 meters using PSK31, JT65
and FT8. QSL via PA3CPK.

CROATIA, 9A. Dusan, S52DG will be QRV as 9A/S52DG/p from Krk
Island, IOTA EU-136, from April 12 to 15. Activity will be holiday
style on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

BHUTAN, A5. Zorro, JH1AJT, Jin, JF1IST and Champ, E21EIC are QRV as
A5A until April 11 while meeting with an official from the ministry
of health, sports federations and the BOC National Olympic
Committee. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.
QSL via JH1AJT.

THE GAMBIA, C5. C5WP is QRV until April 13 while performing charity
work. Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using SSB and
FT8, with some activity on 60 meters a well, and listening for
sporadic-E openings on 10 meters. QSL via ON7WP.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Mike, CT1IUA is QRV as D4IA from Sal Island, IOTA
AF-086, until April 9. Activity is on the various HF bands using
mostly CW. QSL to home call.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0. Operators PA2HGJ, PA2RDK, PA3CNO, PA3DRF,
PE0MGB and PE1FLO will be QRV as HB0/home calls from April 7 to 14.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using mostly CW with some SSB
and various digital modes. QSL all calls via PE1FLO.

OGASAWARA, JD1. JN2AMD is QRV as JN2AMD/JD1. His length of stay is
unknown. QSL to home call.

SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5/6. Rick, AI5P will be QRV as PJ5/AI5P from
April 9 to 16. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

FRANZ JOSEF LAND, R1/F. Eugeny, UA4RX is QRV as RI1FJ from Heiss
Island until September 2018. Activity is generally on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via UA2FM.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9. Helio, CT1ENW is QRV as S92HP from Sao
Tome City, and is here until January 31, 2019. Activity is on the
HF bands, and 6 meters, using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
QSL to home call.

TUVALU, T2. Antoine, 3D2AG will be QRV as T2AR from Funafuti, IOTA
OC-015, from April 8 to 15. Activity will be in his spare time on
160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL to home
call.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event stations UE57G, UE12APR, R12APR,
and R108M are QRV until April 15 to commemorate Yuri Gagarin’s first
flight. QSL UE12APR and R12APR via R3LO, R108M via RK3LC, and UE57G
via R3LD.

UKRAINE, UR. Special event call EM30N is QRV until December 31,
2018 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the International
Radioamateur Club WW. QSL via UR4NWW.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Andy, VK5MAV will be QRV as VK5MAV/9 from Cato Reef,
IOTA OC-265, from April 9 to 18. QSL via RN3RQ.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American SSB Sprint Contest,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, LZ Open 40-Meter CW Sprint
Contest, PODXS 070 Club 20-Meter PSK 31 Flavors Contest, SARL
VHF/UHF Digital Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Mississippi
QSO Party, Missouri QSO Party, Texas State Parks on the Air, Florida
State Parks on the Air, SP DX Contest and the EA RTTY Contest are
all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The 144 MHz Spring Sprint and 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday
Sprint are scheduled for April 9.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship,
Phone Fray and NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for April 11.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see April QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 14 ARLD014
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 29, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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ARLD014 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
to all.

MALAWI, 7Q. Members of the EIDX Group are QRV as 7Q7EI from the
shores of Lake Malawi until April 2. Activity is on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with four stations active. QSL via
M0OXO.

GHANA, 9G. Richard, 9G5AR is now licensed and QRV from Accra. He
is generally active on 20 meters using SSB during his weekdays and
weekends. QSL via N4GNR.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Mike, CT1IUA plans to be QRV as D41A from Santa
Maria, Sal Island, IOTA AF-086, from April 1 to 9. Activity will be
holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using mainly CW with some SSB. QSL
to home call.

NORTHERN IRELAND, GI. Special event station GB106TBC will be QRV
from April 2 to 9 to commemorate the sinking of the RMS Titanic on
April 15, 1912. QSL direct to MI0MOD.

THAILAND, HS. Members of the Digital Thailand DX Association are
QRV as HS8JCV/p from Lipe Island, IOTA AS-126, until April 2.
Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via HS8JCV.

ARGENTINA, LU. Special event station AZ36H is QRV until April 2 to
recognize the 36th anniversary of the Falkland Islands War. QSL via
operators’ instructions.

BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are
QRV as LZ362ME during April to honor the memory of Bulgarian Saints.
QSL via bureau.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PF2018SLO is QRV from Sloten
during April during the context of the 11th Cities Marathon.
Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via PA0MBD.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event stations UE12APR, R12APR, R108M
and UE57G will be QRV from April 1 to 15 to mark Cosmonauts Day to
commemorate the first flights in space. QSL via operators’
instructions.

CANADA, VE. Special call VD1BOOM is QRV on Saturdays and Sundays
during April to mark the 40th anniversary of a mysterious explosion
called the Bell Island Boom that happened April 2, 1978 on Bell
Island, IOTA NA-198, one of Newfoundland’s coastal islands.
Activity is on 20 meters. QSL direct to VO1IDX.

TURKS AND CAICOS, VP5. Bernie, KD5QHV plans to be QRV as VP5/KD5QHV
until April 2. Activity is on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters using CW and
SSB. QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW. Champ, E21EIC is QRV as XW1IC until March 31. Activity
is on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

KOSOVO, Z6. Gab, HB9TSW is QRV as Z68GB until April 19. Activity
is on 80 to 17 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

GIBRALTAR, ZB. Special Event Station ZB2RAF will be QRV from April
1 to July 29 to honor the first Centenary of the Royal Air Force.
QSL via G8FC.

NEW ZEALAND, ZL. Special event station ZM50GW will be QRV during
April to commemorate the loss 50 years ago of the ferry TEV Wahine.
QSL via bureau.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Russian World Wide MultiMode
Contest, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
Feld Hell Sprint, UK/EI DX CW Contest and the RSGB 80-Meter RoLo SSB
contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The IQRP Quarterly Marathon and RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship
are scheduled for April 2.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for April 3.

The UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT CW
Test are scheduled for April 4.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see March 2018 QST, page 85, April QST, page 84, and the ARRL
and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 13 ARLD013
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 22, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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ARLD013 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
WB0TEV, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Mart, DL6UAA will be QRV as 3B8MM from March 27 to
April 11. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, various
digital modes and some SSB. QSL to home call.

VIET NAM, 3W. Yuri, RA0FU plans to be QRV as 3W9CI from Cham
Island, IOTA AS-163, from March 24 to 27. Activity will be on 40 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home
call.

GEORGIA, 4L. Mamuka, 4L2M will be QRV in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest as a Single Op on 40 meter entry. QSL via EA7FTR.

MALAWI, 7Q. Members of the EIDX Group will be QRV as 7Q7EI from
March 24 to April 2. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY with four stations active. QSL via M0OXO.

CHINA, B. Look for B1Z to be a Multi/Op entry in the CQ World Wide
WPX SSB contest. QSL via EA7FTR.

TAIWAN, BV. Operators BM2AAV, BV2DD, BV2KS and BV3UB will be QRV as
BP0P in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via bureau.

BAHAMAS, C6. Operators Joe, W8GEX and Janet, W8CAA are QRV as C6ADX
and C6AYL, respectively, from the Exuma Islands, IOTA NA-001, until
March 26. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using SSB and various
digital modes. QSL direct to home calls.

MOROCCO, CN. A group of operators will be QRV as CN2AA in the CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via UA2FM.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Luca, HB9OBD is QRV as D44KIT from Sal Island, IOTA
AF-086, until March 25. Activity is on 40, 20 and 15 meters using
SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Operator DU1KIR plans to be QRV as 4H1K in the CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call.

CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9. Members of the Amateur Radio Union of Ceuta
will be QRV as ED9E in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL
direct to EA9ACD. In addition, look for Jorge, EA9LZ to be QRV as
EF9R in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL direct to EA5KB.

ISLE OF MAN, GD. Gordon, MM0GOR will be QRV as MD1E in the CQ World
Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via M0OXO.

THAILAND, HS. A group of operators plan to be QRV as HS0AC in the
CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via HS5NMF.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. Operators K1ZE, KE0UI and WA0ROI are QRV as
KP2/home calls from St. Croix. They will also be active as NP2N in
the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest as a either a Multi 2 or
Multi/Single entry. QSL NP2N to home call and all others to home
calls.

PERU, OA. Special call OC4PS will be QRV from the Pachacamac
Archaeological Sanctuary near Lima on March 23 and 24. Activity
will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
QSL via OA4O.

ARUBA, P4. Andy, AE6Y will be QRV as P49Y from Pos Chiquito, IOTA
SA-036, in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest as a Single Op/All Band
entry. QSL to home call.

CAMEROON, TJ. Members of the IDXT are now QRV with new call TJ2TT
until March 29. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL direct to I2YSB.

BELIZE, V3. Victor, WB0TEV is QRV as V31VP from Blackman Eddy until
March 27. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters. This includes being an
entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7. Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as V73NC from Majuro,
IOTA OC-029, until March 26. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using
mostly SSB and some FT8. This includes being an entry in the CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL direct to home call.

BURKINA FASO, XT. Max, DK1MAX is QRV as XT2MAX until April 2.
Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters using mostly CW and some
FT8. QSL via LoTW.

CAMBODIA, XU. Li, BG4HRM is QRV as XU7AKL until March 28. Activity
is on 40 to 10 meters. This includes being active as a Multi/Single
entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call. In
addition, look for members of the Haiyan Contest Club to be QRV as
XU7AEY in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via BG9XD.

VIET NAM, XV. Igor, RW0BG is QRV as XV9BG from Phu Quoc Island,
IOTA AS-128, until March 26. Activity is on 40 to 15 meters using
CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

INDONESIA, YB. Hans, YB2DX will be QRV as a Single Op/All Band/High
Power entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL direct to
home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ World Wide WPX SSB Contest, QRP
80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, FOC CW QSO
Party and the UBA Spring 6-Meter Contest are all on tap for this
upcoming weekend.

The UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray, QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for March 28.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see March 2018 QST, page 85, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 12 ARLD012
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 15, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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ARLD012 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
KK9A, ON4EI, W2TT, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News,
DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and
WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y. Rich, KE1B and Anna, W6NN will be QRV as
9Y4/home calls from March 19 to 31 from Tobago, IOTA SA-009.
Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and PSK. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide
WPX SSB contest. QSL to home calls.

BHUTAN, A5. Zorro, JH1AJT, Jin, JF1IST and Champ, E21EIC are QRV as
A5A until March 18. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY. There is a focus on using FT8 as well. QSL via JH1AJT.

IRELAND, EI. Oliver, ON4EI will be QRV as EI8GQB from March 18 to
28. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using mainly green energy.
He will be active as EI7T in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest. For QSL see QRZ.com .

NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Alex, 5B4ALX will be QRV as FK/5B4ALX from March
20 to April 4. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and JT65. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide
WPX SSB contest. QSL via IZ4AMS.

FRENCH GUIANA, FY. Hartwig, DL7BC is QRV as FY/DL7BC/p near Cayenne
until March 26. He plans to be active as TO2BC in the BARTG RTTY
contest and the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home
call.

JERSEY, GJ. Kazu, JK3GAD is QRV as MJ0CFW until March 18. He will
be active as MJ5Z in the Russian DX contest. QSL via LoTW.

HONDURAS, HR. Dave, VE3VSM is QRV as VE3VSM/HR9 from Roatan Island,
IOTA NA-057, until March 19. Activity is holiday style on 20 and 15
meters using CW. This includes being an entry in the Russian DX
contest. QSL direct to home call.

MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1. Take, JG8NQJ is QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1 for three
months. Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using CW and
RTTY. QSL via JA8CJY.

AUSTRIA, OE. Operators RW3AH and HB9RB will be QRV as 4U1A in the
Russian DX contest from one of the stations at the Vienna
International Centre. QSL through UA3DX.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. While preparing for the 2018 World Radio Team
Championship, operators OH6KZP and OH6UM will be QRV as OH0X in the
Russian DX contest. QSL via OH2TA.

CURACAO, PJ2. Andreas, DK5ON is QRV as PJ2/DK5ON until March 27.
Activity is on 80 to 6 meters, and possibly 160 meters, using CW,
SSB, RTTY and other digital modes. This includes being an entry in
the Russian DX contest and the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest. QSL to home call.

BONAIRE, PJ4. John, KK9A will be QRV as PJ4/KK9A from March 19 to
25. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. He
plans to be QRV as PJ4R in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via WD9DZV.

CAMEROON, TJ. A group of operators are QRV as TJ3TT until March 29.
Activity is on the HF bands. QSL direct to I2YSB.

REPUBLIC OF CONGO, TN. Members of the Tifariti Gang and DXFriends
are QRV as TN5R from Brazzaville until March 19. Activity is on 160
to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via EA5RM.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Ross, W2TT and John, AF3K will be
QRV as VP5/home calls from Caicos, IOTA NA-002, from March 20 to 27.
Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and MSK
on 6 meters. This includes being active as VP5P in the upcoming CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL VP5P via W2TT.

INDIA, VU. Special call AU2ODI is QRV until March 19 to celebrate
the 2018 East India Ham Meet at Puri Beach, Odisha. Activity is on
40, 20 and 15 meters. QSL via VU2GIN.

MEXICO, XE. Special event station 6E3MAYA will be QRV from March 17
to 21 from several regions in Mexico to commemorate Maya culture.
QSL via XE3N.

BURKINA FASO, XT. Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as XT2AW from March 19
to April 10. Max, DK1MAX will join him and be active as XT2MAX from
March 23 to April 2. Activity will be on the HF bands, including 6
meters, using CW and FT8. QSL XT2AW via M0OXO and XT2MAX direct to
DK1MAX.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The BARTG HF RTTY Contest, Russian DX
Contest, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, Louisiana QSO Party, Virginia QSO Party,
Feld Hell Sprint and the UBA 80-Meter Spring SSB Contest are all on
tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Bucharest Contest and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are
scheduled for March 19.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt
are scheduled for March 21.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see March 2018 QST, page 85, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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