DX News – January 28, 2016


DX Bulletin 4  ARLD004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 28, 2016

To all radio amateurs


This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by NN7A, QRZ DX, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

SENEGAL, 6W.  Jean-Louis, F5NHJ is QRV as 6W7/F5NHJ from M’bour. Activity is holiday style on 20, 17 and 15 meters using mostly RTTY and PSK31, with some SSB.  QSL to home call.

ANGOLA, D2.  Vasco, CS7ACE is QRV as D2ACE from Luanda.  He is active on the HF bands using SSB and some digital modes.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL direct to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Roly, ZL1BQD is QRV as E51RJR from Rarotonga Island, IOTA EU-013, until February 7.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly JT65 with some CW.  QSL to home call.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ.  Gene, N9SW is QRV as FJ/N9SW until February Activity is holiday style on 40 to 6 meters using mostly CW. QSL to home call.

SAINT MARTIN, FS,  Daniel, WZ1P, Bud, W3FF, Robert, KC4VG, Chris, W6HFP, William, W7ZT, Wey, K8EAB, Paul, KB9AVO and Steve, WG0AT will be QRV as FS/home calls, respectively, from February 2 to 10. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home calls.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Tom, H44TM and Maggie, H44MK are QRV from Ghizo Island, IOTA OC-149, and plan to be here for about 10 days. QSL via operators’ instructions.

LITHUANIA, LY.  Sam, LY5W will be QRV using special call LY16W for the month of February to celebrate the Independence of Lithuania. QSL to home call.

BULGARIA, LZ.  Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are QRV during February as LZ389SGB to honor Bulgarian Saints.  QSL via bureau.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  Station PG16ANT is QRV during the Antarctic Activity Week during February.  QSL via PA0RDY.

POLAND, SP.  Members of radio club SP9KAG are QRV as HF60KAG until October 22 to celebrate club’s 60th anniversary.  QSL via SP9KAG.

PALAU, T8.  Katsuhiko, JE6DND and Kazuyoshi, JH6WDG are QRV as T88HK and T88AQ, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until February 2.  QSL direct to home calls.

BELIZE, V3.  Art, NN7A will be QRV as V31JZ/p from South Water Caye, IOTA NA-180, from February 4 to 11.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters.  QSL direct to home call.

KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. David, K1KA plans to be QRV as V47KA from Calypso Bay, IOTA NA-104, from February 2 to 25.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and JT65.  QSL direct to home call.

AUSTRALIA, VK.  Operator VK4NM and others are QRV as VK4NM/p from Fraser Island, IOTA OC-142, until February 1.  QSL via operators’ instructions.

SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND, VP8.  A large group of operators will be QRV as VP8SGI from February 1 to 9.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with six stations active.  QSL via KU9C.

SERBIA, YU.  Special event station YU0TESLA is QRV during all of 2016 to celebrate the 160th birthday of Nikola Tesla.  QSL via YU1FJK.


The ARRL January VHF Contest, CQ 160-Meter CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Feld Hell Sprint, REF CW Contest, UBA SSB DX Contest, Winter Field Day and Classic CW Exchange are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 1. The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for February 2.  The UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and QRP CW Fox Hunt is scheduled for February 3.

The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Please see January 2016 QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.


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