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DX Bulletin 18Â ARLD018
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CTÂ April 28, 2016
To all radio amateurs
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided byÂ WB6Z, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL,Â Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM webÂ sites.Â Thanks to all.
MONTENEGRO, 4O.Â Oskar, LB9N is QRV as 4O/LB9N until May 7.Â Activity is on the HF bands.Â QSL to home call.
ALGERIA, 7X.Â Members of the Algerian Amateur Radio Union are QRV asÂ 7Y9LI from the Cap Ivi Lighthouse until May 2.Â QSL via SM4VPZ.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6.Â Members of the Amateur Radio Club Sarawak willÂ be QRV as 9M8RC from Satang Besar, IOTA OC-165, from April 30 to MayÂ Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL direct via 9W8KIF.
BAHRAIN, A9.Â A group of operators are QRV as A91HI from HawarÂ Island, IOTA AS-202, a new IOTA.Â Activity is on 40 to 10 metersÂ using CW, SSB and RTTY.Â QSL via M0OXO.
EASTER ISLAND, CE0Y.Â Martin, LU9EFO will be QRV as CE0Y/LU9EFO fromÂ May 6 to 13.Â Activity will be on the HF bands.Â QSL direct viaÂ F4BHW.
JERSEY, GJ.Â A group of operators will be QRV as MJ/ON4RSX from St.Â Brelade from May 5 to 8.Â Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters usingÂ CW, SSB and various digital modes.Â QSL direct via ON8VP.
JAPAN, JA.Â Special event station 8J1ITU will be QRV fromÂ Kasumigaura City on Honshu Island, IOTA AS-007, from April 30 to MayÂ 31 to celebrate the anniversary of the InternationalÂ Telecommunications Union.Â QSL via bureau.
OGASAWARA, JD1.Â Koji, JI1LET is QRV as JD1BOI from Chichijima, IOTAÂ AS-031, until May 6.Â Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSBÂ and RTTY.Â QSL to home call.
BULGARIA, LZ.Â Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik areÂ QRV as LZ1867SEI during May to honor Bulgarian Saints.Â QSL viaÂ bureau.
MAARTEN, PJ7. Laurent, FM5BH will be QRV as PJ7BH from May 1 toÂ Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using mostly CW. QSL toÂ home call.
MOUNT ATHOS, SV/A.Â Monk Iakovos from the Koutloumousiou HolyÂ Monastery is now licensed as SV2RSG and has been active on 40 metersÂ using SSB.Â He also operates using CW.Â QSL via SV1RP.
PALAU, T8.Â Kan, JJ2RCJ will be QRV as T88RF from Koror, IOTAÂ OC-009, from May 1 to 5.Â Activity will be on the HF bands usingÂ mainly RTTY and other digital modes.Â QSL to home call.
BELIZE, V3.Â Henk, PA0C is QRV as V31HV and V31HV/P until October.Â Activity is on 80, 40, 20 and 15 meter using CW, SSB and JT65.Â HeÂ uses his portable call sign during weekends from beaches south ofÂ the city.Â QSL direct to home call.
BURKINA FASO, XT.Â Operators Jusei, JA3IVU and Junichi, JH3AEF areÂ QRV as XT2IVU and XT2AEF, respectively, from Ouagadougou until MayÂ Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digitalÂ modes.Â QSL to home calls.
VANUATU, YJ.Â Christian, HB9LCA will be QRV as YJ0CS from variousÂ locations from May 1 to 27.Â Activity will be holiday style on theÂ HF bands using mostly CW with some SSB and JT65.Â QSL to home call.
ALBANIA, ZA.Â Martti, OH2BH is QRV as ZA/OH2BH until May 2.Â Activity is on 20 and 17 meters.Â QSL via operator’s instructions.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,Â SBMS 2.3 GHz and Up Contest and Club Challenge, Russian World WideÂ MultiMode Contest, Florida QSO Party and the AGCW QRP/QRP CW PartyÂ are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for May 2.Â TheÂ ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for May 3.Â The Phone Fray, MIEÂ 33 Contest and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for May 4.
The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 toÂ mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Please see April QST, page 86, May QST, page 79, and the ARRL andÂ WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.