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DX Bulletin 6Â ARLD006
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CTÂ February 11, 2016
To all radio amateurs
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided byÂ QRZ DX, OPDX, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and theÂ ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.Â Thanks to all.
MAURITIUS, 3B8.Â Eric, OE4AAC is QRV as 3B8HD from Flic-en-FlacÂ beach until March 1.Â Activity is holiday style on the HF bands.Â QSL via OE4AAC.
FIJI, 3D2.Â Hardy, DF6PW will be QRV as 3D2PW from Mango Bay, IOTAÂ OC-016, from February 13 to 19.Â Activity will be holiday styleÂ mostly on 30, 17 and 12 meters using CW.Â QSL direct to home call.
GUINEA, 3X.Â Members of the Italian DXpedition Team will be QRV asÂ 3XY1T from Los Island, IOTA AF-051, from February 18 to March 4.Â Activity will be on the HF bands.Â QSL via I2YSB.
ALGERIA, 7X.Â Members of the Algerian Amateur Radio Union will beÂ QRV as 7V7WRD on February 13 while celebrating World Radio Day.Â QSLÂ via 7X2VB.
MALTA, 9H.Â Mark, K0MDJ is QRV as 9H3DJ until June 1 while on aÂ business trip.Â Activity is in his spare time using mostly SSB on 17Â meters.Â QSL to home call.
CHINA, BY.Â Zhao, BD7IHN will be QRV as B7/BD7IHN from Nan AoÂ Island, IOTA AS-129, from February 13 to 19.Â Activity will be on 20Â and 30 meters using mainly CW with some SSB mostly during hisÂ morning and early evening hours.Â QSL to home call.
THE GAMBIA, C5.Â Alan, G4DJX is QRV as C5DX from Banjul andÂ Farafenni until February 19.Â Activity is on 40 to 10 meters usingÂ CW and SSB.Â He hopes to attract students in Farafenni to AmateurÂ Radio.Â QSL direct to home call.
PHILIPPINES, DU.Â James, W4RS and Larry, N0QM plan to be QRV as DX3RÂ from Luzon Island, IOTA OC-042, for the CQ World Wide RTTY WPXÂ contest.Â QSL via operators’ instructions.
OGASAWARA, JD1.Â Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be QRV as JD1BOW fromÂ Ogasawara Island, AS-031, from February 13 to 22.Â Activity will beÂ on the HF bands with a focus on 160 meters using CW, and on 40 andÂ 15 meters using RTTY and PSK31.Â QSL to home call.
MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0.Â Kit, JA1NVF and Esa, OH7WV are QRV as N0JÂ from Tinian Island, IOTA OC-086, until February 15 to draw attentionÂ to the annual Tinian Hot Pepper Festival.Â Activity is on 80 to 10Â meters using CW and SSB.Â QSL direct via JJ2VLY.
MAARTEN, PJ7. Tom, AA9A will be QRV as PJ7AA from February 16Â to March 12.Â Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.Â QSL to home call.
POLAND, SP.Â Special event station HF2016HS is QRV until the end ofÂ 2016 to celebrate the 170th birthday of the Polish Nobel LaureateÂ Henryk Sienkiewicz and also the opening 509 years ago of a museumÂ honoring his memory.Â QSL via SQ8JCB.
UKRAINE, UR.Â Special event station EM20UASAV is QRV until FebruaryÂ 28 to draw attention to the Antarctic station Akademik VernadskyÂ that was founded 20 years ago.Â QSL direct via UT7UA.
KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Ted, K8AQM, will be QRV as V47TR from St.Â Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from February 13 to 21.Â Activity will beÂ holiday style on 20 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.Â He will also beÂ looking for SKCC members.Â QSL to home call.
MONTSERRAT, VP2M.Â Scott, NE9U and Ron, KK9K will be QRV as VP2MWAÂ and VP2MRF, respectively, from February 16 to 23.Â Activity will beÂ on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY.Â This includes being entriesÂ in the upcoming ARRL DX CW contest.Â QSL direct to home calls.
MEXICO, XE.Â Special event station 6D0F is QRV until February 18 inÂ celebration of the apostolic journey of his holiness Pope Francis.Â QSL via XE1LM.
LAOS, XW.Â Champ, E21EIC is QRV as XW1IC until February 16.Â ThisÂ includes an entry in the CQ World Wide RTTY WPX contest.Â QSL viaÂ operator’s instructions.Â In addition, Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XRÂ from Vientiane until February 24.Â Activity is on 80 to 10 metersÂ using mainly CW with some RTTY.Â QSL via E21EIC.
MACEDONIA, Z3.Â Members of the Radioamateur Society of Macedonia areÂ QRV as Z34LOVE until February 21 to celebrate Valentine’s Day.Â QSLÂ via Z37RSM.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The CQ World Wide RTTY WPX Contest, NCCCÂ RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, SARLÂ Field Day Contest, Asia-Pacific CW Spring Sprint, Dutch PACCÂ Contest, KCJ Topband CW Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, OMISSÂ QSO Party, FISTS Winter Unlimited CW Sprint, RSGB 1st 1.8 MHz CWÂ Contest, PODXS 070 Club Valentine Sprint, Balkan HF Contest and theÂ Classic Phone Exchange will certainly keep contesters busy thisÂ upcoming weekend.
The Phone Fray, AGCW 80-Meter Semi-Automatic Key Evening, CWopsÂ Mini-CWT CW Test and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are all scheduled forÂ February 17.
The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 toÂ mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.