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DX Bulletin 2 ARLD002
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 11, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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

SOMALIA, 6O. Operators Ken, LA7GIA and Adrian, KO8SCA are QRV as
6O6O until January 16. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via M0OXO.

MALAWI, 7Q. John, N6JW is QRV as 7Q7JW. Activity is on 40 and 20
meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y. Thomas, DL9OBQ is QRV as 9Z4/DL9OBQ from
Saint Augustine, Trinidad Island, IOTA SA-011, until February 7.
Activity is on 30, 17 and 15 meters using mostly CW. QSL to home
call.

BAHAMAS, C6. Steve, KG4LJB is QRV as C6AJB from Eleuthera Island,
IOTA NA-001, until January 20. Activity is holiday style on 40 to
17 Meters. QSL to home call.

PHILIPPINES, DU. A group of operators will be QRV as DU0DM from
Corregidor Island, IOTA OC-244, on January 13 and 14. Activity will
be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital
modes. QSL direct to DU1MS.

ERITREA, E3. A group of operators will be QRV as E31A from January
14 to 23. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. The main objective of this trip is to support the Eritrean
National Olympic Committee. QSL via JH1AJT.

FRANCE, F. Operators Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE are QRV using
special event call sign TM390SR until June 16 to commemorate the
siege of La Rochelle 390 years ago. QSL via F4DTO.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Heli, DD0VR will be QRV as FG/DD0VR from January 14
to 20. Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using only SSB.
QSL to home call.

DOMINICA, J7. Heli, DD0VR is QRV as J70VR until January 14.
Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using only SSB. QSL to home
call.

NORWAY, LA. Members of the NRRL are QRV with special calls
LM90NRRL, LM90HQ and LM90C throughout 2018 to celebrate their 90th
year as the IARU Society.

BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ140LO is QRV until the end of
March to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Bulgarian Independence.
QSL via LZ1ZF.

CURACAO, PJ2. Joeke, PA0VDV will be QRV as PJ2/PA0VDV from January
16 to February 8. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using only
CW. QSL to home call.

ANTARCTICA. Nikolai, RW6ACM is QRV as RI1ANA from the Molodezhnaya
Base Station, IOTA AN-016, until sometime in February. Activity is
in his spare time on all HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital
modes. QSL via RN1ON.

NAMIBIA, V5. Rudi, DK7PE is QRV as V5/DK7PE until the end of
January. Activity is on the HF bands, but with a focus on 160 and
60 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX 160 Meter contest. QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Sumio, JI1MDM will be QRV as V63AKB48 using SSB,
and V63AKB using FT8, from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, from January
15 to 18. Activity will be on 20, 17, 15 and 12 meters. QSL to
home call.

BURKINA FASO, XT. Harald, DF2WO is QRV as XT2AW from Ouagadougou
until January 22. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65. He may also try to be active
on 60 meters. QSL via M0OXO.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from January
13 to 21. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB.
This includes being active in the upcoming North America SSB QSO
Party. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American CW QSO Party, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YB DX SSB
Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA
PSK63 Prefix Contest, NRAU-Baltic Contest and DARC 10-Meter Contest
are all on tap for this weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for January
15.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 17.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see January 2018 QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 1 ARLD001
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 4, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA4NC, K1ZZ, WB2TJO, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

FIJI, 3D2. Jim, WB2TJO is QRV as 3D2JS from Taveuni Island, IOTA
OC-016, until March 13. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB
and some digital modes. QSL to home call.

VIET NAM, 3W. Trung, W6TN is QRV as 3W9T until January 11.
Activity is on 40 and 20 meters using CW. QSL via LoTW.

SAMOA, 5W. Atsu, 5W1SA is QRV with special call 5W20SAMOA during
all of 2018. QSL via LoTW.

SOMALIA, 6O. Operators Ken, LA7GIA and Adrian, KO8SCA are QRV as
6O6O until January 16. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via M0OXO.

BHUTAN, A5. Pat, N2IEN is QRV as A52PD until January 14. Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW and various digital modes.
QSL via NR6M.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Daniel, CT2GXZ is QRV as C81DL from Maputo. His
activity of late has been on 40 and 20 meters using SSB. QSL via
operator’s instructions.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DQ800HRO is
QRV until July 31, and then from September 1 to December 31, during
the celebration of the founding 800 years ago of the Hanseatic city
Rostock. QSL via DL5KVV.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Burt, FG8OJ is now QRV on 160, 80 and 40 meters.
QSL via F4AVX.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. During the Winter Olympic Games, until
February 28 all South Korean licensed stations and operators may
change the number in their callsigns to 23.

PANAMA, HP. Will, AA4NC will be QRV as HP1/AA4NC from January 10 to
24. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and possibly other digital modes. QSL direct to home
call. In addition, look for operators HP1MAC, HP1RIS, HP1YLS and
HP1DRK to be QRV as H91IT from Taboga Island, IOTA NA-072, from
January 6 to 9. QSL via HP1RCP.

THAILAND, HS. John, ZB2JK is QRV as HS0ZIQ from Phuket Island, IOTA
AS-053, until January 10. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home
call.

JAPAN, JA. Take, JA8DKJ is QRV as 8J8SSF from Hokkaido, IOTA
AS-078, until February 12 during the Sapporo Snow Festival. QSL via
bureau.

PERU, OA. Members of the Radio Club Peruano are QRV with special
event callsign 4T18PAX during all of January to commemorate the
Apostolic visit of Pope Francis. Activity is on all HF bands using
CW, SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and FT8. QSL via OA4O.

ANTIGUA, V2. Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as V25RA from January 8 to
10. Activity will be holiday style with QRP power on 20 meters
using SSB. QSL to home call.

BELIZE, V3. Jim, W2JHP is QRV as V31TA from Turneffe Atoll, IOTA
NA-123, until January 10. Activity is in his spare time on the HF
bands using mostly SSB, and possibly some digital modes. QSL direct
to EA5GL.

CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9. Jim, ND9M is QRV with special call VQ920JC.
He is generally active on 17 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW. John, KK4FB is QRV as XW4FB from January 9 to 23. QSL
via LoTW.

COUNTRY NAME CORRECTION. As reported in 2017 DX News Bulletin
ARLD052, the correct country for the RI50ANO operation from
Bellingshausen Base on King George Island, IOTA AN-010 is South
Shetlands, not Antarctica.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL RTTY Roundup, Kid’s Day SSB
Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint,
PODXS 070 Club PSKFest, World Wide PMC Contest and EUCW 160-Meter CW
Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 10.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see January 2018 QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 52 ARLD052
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 28, 2017
To all radio amateurs

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

VIET NAM, 3W. John, KB4FB plans to revisit Da Nang in the first
days of January and February and be QRV as 3W9FB each time.
Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW.

SOMALIA, 6O. Operators Ken, LA7GIA and Adrian, KO8SCA will be QRV
as 6O6O from January 3 to 16, 2018. Activity will be on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via M0OXO.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Roland, HB9VQQ is QRV as 8Q7HB from Kandima Island,
IOTA AS-013, until December 30. Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands using JT65 and FT8. QSL to home call.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y. Thomas, DL9OBQ is QRV as 9Z4/DL9OBQ from
Saint Augustine, Trinidad Island, IOTA SA-011, until February 7th,
2018. Activity is on 30, 17 and 15 meters using mostly CW. QSL to
home call.

BHUTAN, A5. Pat, N2IEN will be QRV as A52PD from January 2 to 14,
2018. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and various digital
modes. QSL to home call.

QATAR, A7. Members of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society plan to be
QRV as A70X from Al-Safliyah Island, IOTA AS-088, from January 1 to
6, 2018. QSL via M0OXO.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Pedro, ON7WP is QRV as C5WP from Buntung until
December 30 while here doing charity work. Activity is in his spare
time on the HF bands with a focus on the digital modes. QSL direct
to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DK200MARX is
QRV during all of 2018 to celebrates Karl Marx’s 200th birthday.
Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via bureau.

IRELAND, EI. Special event station EI00MCV is QRV during all of
2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Royal
Mail Ship Leinster that took place on October 10, 1918. QSL via
bureau.

HAITI, HH. Special event station HH70A is QRV until June 30, 2018
to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Radio Club d’Haiti. QSL
via W3HNK.

JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8J7HCB will be QRV from January 1,
2018 to May 31 to draw attention to the 100th Hirosaki Cherry
Blossom Festival. QSL direct to JK7LXU.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. Darren, VK4FEDX is now QRV as P29DA.
Activity of late has been on 10 meters using SSB. In 2018, he plans
to be active from the PNG Coastal Islands East, IOTA OC-240. QSL
direct to home call.

SINT MAARTEN, PJ7. Vadym, UT6UD will be QRV as PJ7/UT6UD from
December 30 to January 13, 2018. Activity will be on 160 to 17
meters. QSL direct to home call.

ANTARCTICA. Alex, UA1OJL will be QRV as RI50ANO from Bellingshausen
Base on King George Island, IOTA AN-010, from January 1, 2018 to
March 31. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL via RN1ON.

POLAND, SP. Dionizy, SP6IEQ will be QRV as 3Z18HNY from December 30
to January 15, 2018. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Ryosei, JH0IXE is QRV as T8CW from Koror Island, IOTA
OC-009, until January 5, 2018. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL
direct to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. John, N9EAJ is QRV as VP5/N9EAJ from
Grand Turk, IOTA NA-003, until January 4, 2018. Activity is on 40
to 10 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL via
LoTW.

INDIA, VU. Members of the West Bengal Radio Club will be QRV as
AU2WBR from Ganga Sagar Mela/Sagar Island, IOTA AS-153, from January
1, 2018 to March 31. QSL via VU2NRO.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL Straight Key Night, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, RAC Winter
Contest, Stew Perry Topband Challenge, Original QRP CW Contest,
Bogor Old and New SSB Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The QRP ARCI New Years CW Sprint, AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, AGCW
Happy New Year CW Contest, SARTG New Year RTTY Contest and AGB New
Year Snowball Contest are scheduled for January 1, 2018.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for January 2, 2018.

The AWA Linc Cundall Memorial CW Contest, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB
Contest, Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for
January 3, 2018.

The IQRP Quarterly Marathon is scheduled from January 1, 2018 to
January 7.

The ARRL International Grid Chase starts January 1, 2018 and runs
during all of 2018.

Please see December QST, page 73, January 2018 QST, page 89, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 51 ARLD051
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 21, 2017
To all radio amateurs

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

SENEGAL, 6W. Earl, WA3DX will be QRV as 6W1/WA3DX from Dakar,
6W7/WA3DX from Mbao, and 6W6/WA3DX from Kaolack from December 25 to
January 12, 2018. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB,
SSTV and PSK. QSL direct to home call.

SENEGAL, 6W. Jacques, F6HMJ is QRV as 6W7/F6HMJ until January 15,
2018. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using CW and some SSB,
depending on local conditions. QSL to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Roland, HB9VQQ is QRV as 8Q7HB from Kandima Island,
IOTA AS-013, until December 30. Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands using JT65 and FT8. QSL to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Rich, PA0RRS is QRV as 9M2MRS from Penang
Island, IOTA AS 015, until January 31, 2018. Activity is on 40 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL to home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Frank, ON7RU will be QRV as C56RU from December 26
to January 1. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using
CW and SSB. QSL direct to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DM900ZWI is
QRV during all of 2018 to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the
city of Zwickau. QSL via DM5JBN.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Mauro, IV3HAX will be QRV as EA8/IV3HAX from
Fuerteventura Island, IOTA AF-004, from December 24 to January 5,
2018. Activity will be on various HF bands with a focus on 160 and
80 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

IRELAND, EI. Special event station EI50AOM is QRV for the next
several months to commemorate the Tuskar Rock Air Tragedy of 1968.
QSL via EI2KA.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Shane, VK4KHZ is QRV as H44DA from Busuone,
Guadalcanal Island, IOTA OC-047, until sometime early January 2018.
He is active holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, with his
main focus on 6 meters. QSL direct to home call.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from
Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from December 24 to January 2. Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home
call.

DENMARK, OZ. Emil, DL8JJ, Laura, DO9JJ and Verjy, DL9JJ will be QRV
with special event call sign OU0POLIO from December 23 to 26 to draw
attention to End Polio Now. QSL via OZ1ACB.

MALI, TZ. Fox, PD0FOX is QRV as TZ/PD0FOX from Gao until January
2018 while working for the United Nations. Activity is in his spare
time on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via operator’s instructions.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Special event station VI70HI is QRV from mainland
Australia until February 28, 2018 to commemorate the 70th
anniversary of the first ANARE Expedition to Heard Island. Activity
is on all bands and modes. QSL via M0OXO.

ROMANIA, YO. Special event station YP2018HNY is QRV from the club
station in the Children’s National Palace in Bucharest until January
15, 2018 to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Activity is on
all HF bands. QSL via YO3KPA.

EL SALVADOR, YS. Markus, HB9KNA is QRV as YS1/HB9KNA from La
Libertad until May 2018 while waiting for his permanent residence
papers so that he can apply for his full YS call sign. Activity is
on 160 to 6 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8. Andy, M0HLT is licensed as ZD8AC for the
next two years and plans to be active on 40 to 10 meters near the
RSGB IOTA frequencies. QSL via operator’s instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC
Sprint, Gedebage CW Contest and RAEM CW Contest are on tap for this
weekend.

The DARC Christmas Contest is scheduled for December 26.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and
SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for December 27.

Please see December QST, page 73, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 50 ARLD050
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 14, 2017
To all radio amateurs

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

VIET NAM, 3W. Dirk, DF2XG is QRV as 3W9XG from Hai Phong while here
on work assignment. Activity is in his spare time on 40 to 10
meters using CW. His length of stay is unknown. QSL via operator’s
instructions.

GEORGIA, 4L. Vlad, UA4WHX will soon be QRV as 4L/UA4WHX. Activity
will be on 40 to 17 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His length of
stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

CYPRUS, 5B. Alex, 5B4ALX is QRV as special event station 5B4XMAS
until December 31. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB
and various digital modes. QSL via IZ4AMS.

SENEGAL, 6V. Members of the Amateur Radio Association of Senegal
are QRV as 6V1A from Goree Island, IOTA AF-045, until December 17.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via 6W7JX.

BARBADOS, 8P. Ernest, J69Z is QRV as 8P9JB until January 2, 2018.
Activity is on 80 to 10 meters. QSL direct to home call.

PALESTINE, E4. Elvira, IV3FSG is QRV as E44YL from Bethlehem until
December 18. Activity is on the various HF bands using SSB and
possibly digital modes. QSL via IK3GES.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Mauri, AG1LE is QRV as E51DXX from
Rarotonga, IOTA OC-013, until December 29. Activity is holiday
style on the HF bands using SSB, PSK31 and FT8. QSL to home call.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Rieder, HB9FIH is QRV as EA8/HB9FIH from El
Hierro Island, IOTA AF-004, until the end of March 2018. Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW, RTTY, PSK,
and some SSB. QSL to home call.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Shane, VK4KHZ is QRV as H44DA from Busone,
Malaita Province until early January 2018. Activity is on 80 to 10
meters, and satellite SO-50, but with a primary emphasis on 6
meters. QSL direct to home call.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special event call DT23WOP is QRV until
February 28, 2018 during the Winter Olympic Games that will be held
here. QSL via HL1IWD.

DJIBOUTI, J2. Dane, S53T is QRV as J28ND until December 17.
Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using CW, SSB and
RTTY. QSL via S57DX.

SVALBARD, JW. Morten, LA4JSA is QRV as JW4JSA from Bear Island,
IOTA EU-027, until June 1, 2018 while on work assignment. Activity
is in his spare time on the various HF bands. QSL to home call.

BELGIUM, ON. Members of the Club Radio Durnal will be QRV as
OT100BCA on December 17 from the Royal Castle of Laeken. QSL via
ON4RCD.

POLAND, SP. Special event station SN20WHL is QRV until December 20
to draw attention to the city of Torun that was put on the UNESCO
World Heritage List 20 years ago. QSL via SP2TMT.

CORSICA, TK. Georg, NZ1C will be QRV as TK/NZ1C from December 16 to
24. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using mainly
CW, with some SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL via DD5ZZ.

UKRAINE, UR. Members of the amateur radio club Band are QRV as
EM25IWW until the end of the year to celebrate the club’s 25th
anniversary. QSL via UR7IWW.

INDIA, VU. Members of the Manipal Institute of Technology radio
club are QRV as AT6MIT until January 7, 2018 to celebrate the
institution’s 60th anniversary. QSL via VU3BUN.

ROMANIA, YO. Special event station YP2018HNY will be QRV from
December 15 to January 15, 2018 to celebrate Christmas and the New
Year 2018. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via YO3KPA.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL CW Rookie Roundup, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, 80-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, UN DIGI Contest,
AGB-Party Contest, Russian 160-Meter Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, OK
DX RTTY Contest, Padang DX Contest and the Croatian CW Contest are
all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for December 18.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and 40-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt
are scheduled for December 20.

Please see December QST, page 73, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 49 ARLD049
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 7, 2017
To all radio amateurs

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ARLD049 DX news

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

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Marco, ON8XB is QRV as 5R8XB. Activity is on 20
meters using SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

JAMAICA, 6Y. Lester, W8YCM is QRV as 6Y6Y from the Westmoreland
Parish from Negril, IOTA NA-097, until January 2018. Activity is
holiday style on various HF bands. QSL direct to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Rich, PA0RRS is QRV as 9M2MRS from Penang
Island, IOTA AS 015, until January 31, 2018. Activity is on 40 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL to home call.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Luca, IK2NCJ, Massimo, IZ4DPV and Andrea, HB9DUR
will be QRV as D4C in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. QSL via IK2NCJ.

PALESTINE, E4. Elvira, IV3FSG is QRV as E44YL from Bethlehem until
December 18. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and
various digital modes. QSL via IK3GES.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Tom, WV6E and Chak, JT1CO are QRV as E51TOM
and E51ACO, respectively, from Rarotonga Island until December 9.
Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using CW, SB and FT8. QSL to home
calls.

LIBERIA, EL. Eric, EL2EF is a new radio operator here and is active
at various times. QSL direct to home call.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special event station DT23WOP is QRV until
February 2018 for the 23rd Olympic Winter Games. Activity is on the
HF bands. QSL via HL1IWD.

SVALBARD, JW. Morten, LA4JSA is QRV as JW4JSA from Bear Island,
IOTA EU-027, until June 1, 2018 during his six-month work
assignment. Activity will be in his spare time on the HF bands.
QSL to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE. Stations 4Y1A, 4U1A and 4U1VIC are QRV from the Vienna
International Centre until December 14 to celebrate International
Civil Aviation Day. QSL via operators’ instructions.

FINLAND, OH. The traditional Santa Claus Land station OH9SCL is QRV
during December from Finnish Lapland. Activity is mainly on 160 to
10 meters using all modes, including FT8. QSL via OH9AB.

DENMARK, OZ. Volker, DJ8VW will be QRV as 5P8VW from Roemoe, IOTA
EU-125, from December 13 to 23. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

BONAIRE, PJ4. Mike, NA9Q is QRV as PJ4/NA9Q until December 10.
Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using primarily SSB
with CW and FT8. Depending upon band conditions, he may be an entry
in the ARRL 10 Meter contest. QSL to home call.

BRAZIL, PY. John, PY2GTA will be QRV as ZZ2P in the ARRL 10 Meter
contest. QSL direct to home call.

SLOVENIA, S5. Special event station S510PMC is QRV until January 7,
2018 to draw attention to the Peace Messenger City. QSL via bureau.

MALI, TZ. Fox, PD0FOX is QRV as TZ/PD0FOX from Gao until January
2018 while working for the United Nations. Activity is in his spare
time on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via operator’s instructions.

NAMIBIA, V5. Ulmar, DK1CE is QRV as V5/DK1CE near Omaruru until
December 15. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and some SSB.
QSL to home call.

BRUNEI, V8. Tom, KC0W is QRV as V85/KC0W until December 10.
Activity is on 80 to 6 metes using CW. QSL direct to home call.

UK SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS, ZC4. Adrian, G0KOM is QRV as
ZC4MK until December 12. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters. QSL to
home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 10-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW
Sprintathon, International Naval Contest, AWA Bruce Kelley 1929 QSO
CW Party, QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew CW Sprint and CQC Great
Colorado 20-Meter CW Snowshoe Run are all on tap for this upcoming
weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for
December 11.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and
NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for December 13.

Please see December QST, page 73, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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ZCZC AE48
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 48 ARLD048
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 30, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD048
ARLD048 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
JA2JWH, OH2GIL, OH9MM, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9. Olof, G0CKV is QRV as 3B9HA until December
12. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and possibly
FT8. QSL to M0OXO.

MAURITANIA, 5T. Operators Ahmad, 9K2AI, Obaid, A61M and Fawaz,
A92AA are QRV as 5T5TI from Tida Island, IOTA AF-050, until December
7. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital
modes. QSL direct to NI5DX.

SAMOA, 5W. Katsu, JA1DXA will be QRV as 5W0DXA from December 2 to
6. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
direct to JA1DXA.

MALAWI, 7Q. Shin, JA7SGV is QRV as 7Q7AB until December 2.
Activity is on 40 to 15 meters. QSL to home call.

MALTA, 9H. Kjell, SM6DQR and Kathrine, SM6AAF are QRV as 9H3DQR and
9H3AAF, respectively, from Gharb, Gozo Island until December 11.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL both calls
via SM6DQR.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Rich, PA0RRS is QRV as 9M2MRS from Penang
Island, IOTA AS-015, until January 31, 2018. Activity is on 40 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL to home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Andre, ON7YK is QRV as C5YK from Bijilo until
January 30, 2018. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using FT8 and some
CW. QSL to home call.

BAHAMAS, C6. Operators Tomi, HA7RY, George, AA7JV and Mike, KN4EEI
are QRV as C6AGU from Water Cay, IOTA NA-001, until December 3.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using mostly CW and some SSB. This
includes being an entry in the ARRL 160 Meter contest. QSL via
HA7RY.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8. A group of operators are QRV as HC8LUT from
San Cristobal Island, IOTA SA-004, until December 8. Activity is on
160 to 10 meters using all modes. QSL via IK2DUW.

SVALBARD, JW. Erik, LA2US is QRV as JW2US from Bear Island, IOTA
EU-027, until June 2018. Activity is in his spare time on the HF
bands using CW, RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL to home call.

GUAM, KH2. Operators JA2JWH, JA2QNV and JE1JAC will be QRV as
KH2/K2IO, KH2/W2VR and KH2/AC2CX, respectively, on December 2 and 3.
Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and
FT8. QSL to home calls.

LUXEMBOURG, LX. Members of the Luxembourg Amateur Radio Union are
QRV as LX2017TRAM from Luxembourg City during December to welcome
their new tramway. QSL via bureau.

FINLAND, OH. Members of radio club OH2AP will be QRV as OH100FIN on
December 6 to celebrate the 100th year of Finland’s independence.
Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and other
digital modes. QSL via bureau.

FINLAND, OH. The traditional Santa Claus Land station OH9SCL will
be QRV during December from Finnish Lapland. Activity will be
mainly on 160 to 10 meters using all modes, including FT8. QSL via
OH9AB.

BONAIRE, PJ4. Mike, NA9Q plans to be QRV as PJ4/NA9Q from December
2 to 10. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW,
SSB and FT8. This includes being an entry in the upcoming ARRL 10
Meter contest. QSL to home call.

NAMIBIA, V5. Ulmar, DK1CE is QRV as V5/DK1CE until December 15.
Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE. Special event station CK100VDA will be QRV from
December 2 to 10 to commemorate the December 6, 1917 explosion of
the French munitions ship Mont Blanc. QSL direct to VA1YL.

LAOS, XW. Ken, K4ZW will be QRV as XW4ZW from December 3 to 8.
Activity will be on the HF bands with a focus on the low bands. QSL
via K1SE.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Stan, K5GO is QRV as ZF9CW from Cayman Brac
Island, IOTA NA-016, until December 16. Activity is on the HF
bands. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 160-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Brandenburg-Berlin-Contest, NCCC
CW Sprint, Wake-Up. QRP CW Sprint, TOPS Activity CW Contest, EPC
Ukraine DX BPSK63 Contest, Ten-Meter RTTY Contest and SARL Digital
Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for December 5. The CWops
Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for December 6.

Please see December QST, page 73, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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ZCZC AE47
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 47 ARLD047
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 22, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD047
ARLD047 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
W2GD, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST
and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9. Olof, G0CKV is QRV as 3B9HA until December
12. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and possibly
FT8. He will be a Single Op/All Band entry in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest. QSL to M0OXO.

GEORGIA, 4L. Operator 4L2M plans to be QRV as a Single Op/Single
Band on 20 meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via
EA7FTR.

MONTENEGRO, 4O. Ark, UA4CC is QRV as 4O7CC until November 30.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes,
including FT8. This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest. QSL to home call.

ITU HQ, 4U_ITU. Look for 4U1ITU to be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.

TOGO, 5V. John, N9MDH is QRV as 5V1JE from Lome until the end of
May 2018. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and various
digital modes. QSL via LoTW.

UGANDA, 5X. Andy, DL3YM is QRV as 5X8B from Nkozi until December 1.
Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using CW. This
includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL to
home call.

GHANA, 9G. A group of operators are QRV as 9G5W until November 29.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. This
includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via
S59ZZ.

TONGA, A3. Hiro, JA6WFM will be QRV as A31MM from Nuku’alofa on
Tongatapu Island, IOTA OC-049, as a Single Op/Single Band on 15
meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via EA4GL.

OMAN, A4. Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society will be
QRV as A44A as a Multi/Multi entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.

CHINA, BY. Stations B1Z and B7Q will be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest. QSL B1Z via EA7FTR and B7Q via BA1DU, respectively.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Andre, ON7YK is QRV as C5YK from Kerr Serign until
January 30, 2018. Activity is on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters using
mostly digital modes, with a focus on FT8, and some CW. QSL via
operator’s instructions.

MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3. Operator OK6TA is QRV as CT9/OK6TA until
November 27. He plans to be a Single Op/Single Band on 40 meters
entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL to home call.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Oliver, F6ARC is QRV as FG/F6ARC until November 29.
Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using only CW. He will be
a Single Op/Single Band on 15 meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest. QSL via FE11DX.

FRENCH GUIANA, FY. Hartwig, DL7BC will be QRV as FY/DL7BC/p near
Cayenne from November 26 to December 7. QSL direct to home call.

GUERNSEY, GU. Bob, GU4YOX plans to be a Single Op/Single Band on 15
meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL to home call.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8. A group of operators will be QRV as HC8LUT
from San Cristobal Island from November 29 to December 8. Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using mainly SSB, and also PSK31, JT65,
WSPR and FT8. This also includes satellite activity on both the FM
and analog satellites. They may also have a 6 meter beacon. QSL
via IK2DUW.

THAILAND, HS. A group of operators will be QRV as HS0ZAR from the
Ban Ta Bong, Korat province as a Multi/2 entry in the CQ World Wide
DX CW contest. QSL via K3ZO.

ARUBA, P4. John, W2GD is QRV as P40W until November 28. Activity
is on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the CQ World
Wide DX CW contest. QSL direct to N2MM.

SURINAME, PZ. Members of the Voodoo Contest Group will be QRV as
PZ5V from Paramaribo in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi/2
entry. QSL via M0URX.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Operators K4QPL and AA4NC plan to be
QRV as VP5M in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi Op entry.
QSL via K4QPL.

HONG KONG, VR2. Operator VR2XAN will be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest as a Single Op/Single Band/High Power on 160 meters
entry. QSL to home call.

CAMBODIA, XU. Tom, KC0W is QRV as XU7XXX. Activity is on 80 to 6
meters using only CW. His length of stay is unknown. QSL direct to
home call.

ALBANIA, ZA. A group of amateurs are QRV as ZA1WW from the coastal
area of Durres. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being a
Multi/Multi entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via
OH2TA.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ Worldwide DX CW Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint and NCCC CW Sprint are scheduled for this weekend.

Please see November QST, page 93, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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/EX

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DX Bulletin 46 ARLD046
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 16, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD046
ARLD046 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA3B, AJ9C, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
to all.

VIET NAM, 3W. Tom, KC0W is QRV as 3W9CW from Con Son Island, IOTA
AS-130, until November 28. QSL direct to home call.

MAURITANIA, 5T. Operators A92AA and A61M will be QRV as 5T1A and
5T1R, respectively, from Nouakchott from November 20 to December 20.
Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via
operators’ instructions.

GHANA, 9G. A group of operators will be QRV as 9G5W from Kokrobite
from November 20 to 29. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW,
SSB and RTTY. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX CW contest. QSL via S59ZZ.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L. Mark, KW4XJ is QRV as 9L/KW4XJ in Freetown while
on work assignment. Activity is on the HF bands in his spare time
using CW and various digital modes. QSL to home call.

RWANDA, 9X. Harald, DF2WO is QRV as 9X2AW from Kigali until
November 30. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8. QSL via M0OXO.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Serge, RZ3FW and Sergei, R4WAA will be QRV as
DU9/home calls from Sarangani Island, IOTA OC-175, from November 21
to 29. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL to home calls.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ. A group of operators are QRV as TO2SP until
November 30. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX
CW contest. QSL via SP6IXF.

SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA, HK0. Members of the Yaguarete DXers
Group are QRV as 5K0T from San Andres Island, IOTA NA-033, until
November 25. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL via LU1FM.

GUINEA-BISSAU, J5. A group of operators are QRV as J5T from Bubaque
Island, IOTA AF-020, until November 26. Activity is on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with three stations active. QSL via
I2YSB.

CURACAO, PJ2. Alex, KU1CW is QRV as PJ2/KU1CW until November 20.
Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW.

SURINAME, PZ. Members of the Voodoo Contest Group will be QRV as
PZ5V from November 19 to 28. This includes being a Multi/2 entry in
the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via M0URX.

SUDAN, ST. Sergey, R4PBW is QRV as ST/R4PBW from Khartoum.
Activity is on the HF bands. His length of stay is unknown. QSL
via operator’s instructions.

ANTIGUA, V2. Bud, AA3B will be QRV as V26K from November 22 to 27.
Activity will be on the HF bands using primarily CW and possibly
RTTY on November 27. This includes being a Single Op/All Band/Low
Power entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL direct
to home call.

FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8. Eberhard, DL7JLL is QRV as VP8JLL until
November 25. QSL to home call.

CHAGOS, VQ9. Yasu, JO1GWT is QRV as VQ9KA. Activity is on 40 to 10
meters using CW and SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to
home call.

INDIA, VU. Special event station AU2JCB will be QRV from November
23 to December 11 to celebrate the 159th anniversary of the birth of
India’s great scientist and inventor Sir Jagadeesh Chandra Bose.
Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, and FM on 10 and 6
meters as well. QSL direct to VU2DSI.

VANUATU, YJ. Tom, JA1VND is QRV as YJ0JA from Efate Island, IOTA
OC-035, until November 20. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

NICARAGUA, YN. Mike, AJ9C will be QRV as YN2CC from November 21 to
29. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW
contest. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL SSB Sweepstakes Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YO
International 80-Meter PSK31 Contest, LZ DX Contest, All Austrian
160-Meter CW Contest, REF 160-Meter CW Contest, Homebrew and Oldtime
Equipment CW Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the RSGB 2nd 1.8 MHz CW
Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for November 20.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, RSGB 80-Meter Autumn SSB Series, QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled
for November 22.

Please see November QST, page 93, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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