DX Bulletin 7 ARLD007
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 8, 2018
To all radio amateurs
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.
GEORGIA, 4L. Furkan, TA7AOF and Golkem, TA7AZC are QRV as 4L/TA7AOF and 4L/TA7AZC, respectively, until February 12. Activity is on the HF bands with a focus on various digital modes. This includes being entries in the CQ World Wide WPX RTTY contest. QSL to home calls.
JAMAICA, 6Y. Yuri, VE3DZ will be QRV as 6Y2T from February 13 to Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL to home call.
THE GAMBIA, C5. Alan, G4DJX, Jessica, M6LPJ, Polly, M6POG, Morgan, M6MXD and Stan, M6SQO are QRV as C5DX until February 16 while visiting the Senior High School in Farafenni. QSL direct to G4DJX.
MOROCCO, CN. A group of operators will be QRV as CN2DF and CN2FR from February 13 to 20. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 with two stations active. QSL via DL7DF.
CAPE VERDE, D4. Henning, OZ1BII will be QRV as D44EE from Praia Santa Maria, Santiago Island, IOTA AF-005, from February 15 to 20. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using only CW. This includes being active in the upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL to home call.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Dindo, DU1UD is QRV as DX8TT from Tawi-Tawi, IOTA OC-174, and DX8MAP from Cagayan De Sulu Island, IOTA OC-105, during Activity is on the HF bands in his spare time, and on short notice. QSL via operator’s instructions.
ISLE OF MAN, GD. Billy, GM0OBX, Jonathan, MM0OKG and Stevie, MM0VPY are QRV as MT0IXD from Scarlett Point on the Isle of Man, IOTA EU-116, until February 12. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. This includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX RTTY contest. QSL via M0OXO.
SARDINIA, IS0. Simone, IS0AFM is QRV with special call sign IR0FOC from Cagliari until December 31 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the First Class CW Operators’ Club, or FOC. QSL direct to home call.
LUCIA, J6. Charles, KG9N will be QRV as J6/KG9N from Saint Lucia Island, IOTA NA-108, from February 13 to 27. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL to home call.
JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8J3B is QRV until June 26 during the 100th anniversary of the Lake Biwa Rowing Song. QSL direct to JK3IJQ.
AUSTRIA, OE. The United Nations ARCDXC will be QRV as 4U0R on World Radio Day, which is February 13. QSL via UA3DX.
NETHERLANDS, PA. A group of operators are QRV as PA2018BP until March 9 to commemorate Robert Baden Powell, founder of the Scout Movement. QSL via PA3EFR.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Paul, VA3ZC will be QRV as V26PE from Jolly Harbour on Antigua, IOTA NA-100, from February 13 to 27. Activity will be on 40, 30 and 20 meters using JT65, FT8, and some SSB. QSL to home call.
BELIZE, V3. Torsten, DG7RO and Alexandra, DO5ALX are QRV as V31TF and V31RU, respectively, until February 25. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB, RTTY and some FT8. This includes being active in the CQ World Wide WPX RTTY contest, and the upcoming ARRL International DX CW and CQ World Wide 160 Meter SSB contests. QSL to home calls.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Pat, K0PC will be QRV as VP5/K0PC from Caicos, IOTA NA-002, from February 13 to 20. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being active as VP5K in the upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL to home call.
VIET NAM, XV. BJ, WA7WJR is QRV as XV9WJR from Bien Hoa until February 14. Activity is mainly on 40 and 20 meters using primarily QSL direct to home call.
OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operation is approved for DXCC credit: Palestine, E44WE, operation from March 23, 2017 to March 23, 2018.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
- The CQ World Wide RTTY WPX Contest, YLRL YL-OM Contest, SARL Field Day Contest, Asia-Pacific Spring CW Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, KCJ Topband CW Contest, Dutch PACC Contest, OMISS SSB QSO Party, FISTS Winter Unlimited CW Sprint, RSGB 1st 1.8 MHz CW Contest and the Balkan HF Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
- The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from February 12 to 16.
- The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint, and CQC Winter QSO CW
- Party are scheduled for February 12.
- The RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray, NAQCC CW Sprint and PODXS 070 Club Valentine Sprint are scheduled for February 14.
- The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see February 2018 QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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.