DX News – February 1, 2018

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DX Bulletin 6  ARLD006
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 1, 2018

To all radio amateurs

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by WB0TEV, 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.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Chuck, W0DLE is QRV as 3W9DLE from Ho Chi Minh City until April 30.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. This includes being entries in the upcoming ARRL DX and Russian DX contests.  QSL direct to home call.

BOUVET, 3Y.  A group of operators will be QRV as 3Y0Z until February Activity will be on 160 to 2 meters with multiple stations using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8, with EME on 6 and 2 meters.  QSL via N2OO.

SAMOA, 5W.  Dick, AD7AF will be QRV as 5W0LR from February 4 to 22. Activity will be on 40 to 15 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using primarily CW and FT8 with some SSB, depending on band conditions. This includes being active in the upcoming ARRL DX CW contest.  QSL direct to home call.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Operators Tim, N4UM, Bob, N4BP and Mike, K4RUM will be QRV as C6ARU, C6AKQ, and C6AUM, respectively, from Great Abaco Island, IOTA NA-080, from February 6 to 20.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters with a focus on CW, and the upcoming CQ WPX RTTY and ARRL DX CW contests.  QSL direct to home calls.

COMOROS, D6.  Giovanni, IK5BCM, Giuseppe, IK5CBE and Giovanni, IK5CRH are QRV as D68I until February 10.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via IK5CRH.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Chris, F4EBK is QRV as DU3/F4EBK from Baliuag on Luzon, IOTA OC-042, during the month of February.  Activity is on 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

ESTONIA, ES.  A number of amateur radio operators are active with an ES100 prefix until March 31 to mark the 100th birthday of the Estonian Republic.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Bernard, DL2GAC is QRV as H44MS until May 2. QSL to home call.

ITALY, I.  Various members of the Amateur Radio Club of United Nations Global Service Centre are QRV as 4U13FEB from Brindisi until March 31 to promote United Nations World Radio Day.  Activity is onvarious HF bands.  QSL via 9A2AA.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2.  Haru, JA1XGI is QRV as P29VXG from New Britain Island, IOTA OC-008, until February 7.  Activity is on 160, 80, 40, 30 and 20 meters.  QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8.  Mitsuhiko, JL3WXS is QRV as T88XS from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until February 5.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

MALI, TZ.  Youma is now QRV as TZ5YL.  She has been active on 17 meters using CW.  QSL to home call.

BELIZE, V3.  Victor, WB0TEV and Scott, KK7JS will be QRV as V31VP and V31CQ, respectively, from Blackman Eddy from February 8 to 12. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters.  This includes being active as V31VP in the upcoming CQ WPX RTTY contest.  QSL to home calls.

KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Bernie, W3UR is QRV as V47UR from St. Kitts, IOTA NA 104, until February 12.  Activity is holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and some FT8 from grid square FK87. QSL via NR6M.

CANADA, VE.  Pierre, VE3KTB and Alex, VE1RUS will be QRV as VY0ERC from Nunavut, Ellesmere Island, IOTA NA-008, from February 4 to April 1.  Activity will be in their spare time mostly on 40 and 20 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via M0OXO.

KOSOVO, Z6.  Station Z60A is QRV on the HF bands.  In addition, Z61DX has been active on 20 meters using CW and SSB at various times.  QSL via OH2BH.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.

  • The AM Rally, NRAU 10-Meter Activity Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, Vermont QSO Party, 10-10 International SSB Winter Contest, Mexico RTTY International Contest, Black Sea Cup International, F9AA CW Cup, Minnesota QSO Party, FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, AGCW 80-Meter CW Straight Key Party, British Columbia QSO Party, FISTS Winter Slow Speed CW Sprint and North American CW Sprint will certain keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
  • The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 5.
  • The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for February 6.
  • The CWops Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, Phone Fray and
  • QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for February 7.
  • 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.

NNNN
/EX

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