DX News – January 18, 2018

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DX Bulletin 3  ARLD003
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 18, 2018

To all radio amateurs

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.

LIBYA, 5A.  Abubaker, 5A1AL has been active using FT8 on 30 meters from 1900 to 2200z.  QSL to home call.

MALAWI, 7Q.  John, N6JW is QRV as 7Q7JW.  Activity of late has been on 40 and 20 meters using SSB.  His length of stay is unknown.  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.  Brian, VE3VWP is QRV as VE3VWP/C6A from Paradise Island until January 25.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, PSK31 and FT8.  QSL to home call.

ETHIOPIA, ET.  Ulli, DL9WVM is QRV from the ET3AA club station until January 29.  Activity is on 30 to 15 meters using CW.  QSL via N2OO.

ECUADOR, HC.  Members of the Ecuador DX Club station are QRV as HD0DX until January 20.  Activity is on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL via bureau.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Special Olympic call HL23N will be QRV from Yonghung Island, IOTA AS-105, on January 20 and 21.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via HL2UVH.

THAILAND, HS.  Marcin, SP5QAZ plans to be QRV as E27AM from the Rayong Club Station on January 20.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

SARDINIA, IS.  Simone, IS0AFM will be QRV with special call IR0FOC to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the First Class CW Operators’ Club.

GUINEA-BISSAU, J5.  Livio, IZ3BUR will be QRV as J52EC from a mission in Cumura from January 24 to February 21.  QSL to home call.

VINCENT, J8. Brian, GW4DVB will be QRV as J88PI from Palm Island, IOTA NA-025, from January 21 to 27.  QSL direct to home call.

ANTARCTICA.  LU1ZAB is QRV from the Argentine Antarctic Matienzo Base located in Graham Land, IOTA AN-016, and has been active on 40 meters using SSB around 0015 to 0100z and then again from 0300 to 0415z.  QSL via LU4DXU.

ARUBA, P4.  Mathias, DL4MM will be QRV as P4/DL4MM from January 24 to 31.  Activity is on the low bands.  He will be active as P40AA in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL to home call.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Jeff, K8ND is QRV as PJ2ND from the Signal Point station until February 5.  Activity is on the HF bands.  He and Jim, W8WTS will be QRV as PJ2T in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL PJ2ND via K8ND and PJ2T via W3HNK.

NAMIBIA, V5.  Rudi, DK7PE plans to be QRV as V5/DK7PE from Omarura from January 24 to 31.  Activity will be on the HF bands with an emphasis on 160 and 60 meters.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL direct to home call.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M.  Daniel, KD9HNL is QRV as VP2MDH until January 29. Activity is on various FM satellites.  QSL via LoTW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.

The ARRL January VHF Contest, North American SSB QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, Nebraska QSO Party, LZ Open CW Contest, Hungarian DX Contest, RSGB AFS Data Contest, WAB 1.8 MHz Phone, Feld Hell Sprint and the Classic CW Exchange are all on tap for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is scheduled for January 22.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt,

NAQCC 160-Meter CW Sprint and SKCC CW Sprint are all scheduled for January 24.

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.

NNNN

/EX

ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs.

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