DX News – February 22, 2018

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QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 9  ARLD009
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 22, 2018

To all radio amateurs

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by AA3B, EA5GL, WB0TEV, WE9V, 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.

ROTUMA ISLAND, 3D2.  A group of operators are QRV as 3D2EU until March 16.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via DK2AMM.

TANZANIA, 5H.  John, KB7LBY will be QRV as 5H2LBY while ascending Mount Kilimanjaro from February 25 to March 2.  Activity will be limited during his climb to 40 and 20 meters using QRP power.  QSL via LoTW.

NEPAL, 9N.  Charles, KE5GD is QRV as 9N7CR until March 1.  He is active on 20 meters using SSB from around 1200 to 1400z.  QSL to home call.

ETHIOPIA, ET.  Mike, OM2DX is QRV from Addis Ababa from the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society station ET3AA.  QSL via N2OO.

MARTINIQUE, FM.  A group of operators are QRV as TO972A until March Activity is on all HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  This includes being active in the REF contest.  QSL via F5RXL.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK.  Yves, FK4RD and Arnaud, FK/JG1XMV are QRV from Lifou Island, IOTA OC-033, until February 26.  They will then be QRV from Mare Island, IOTA OC-033, from February 26 to March 2.  QSL to home calls.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Chungki, VA7YM will be QRV as H44YM from Honiara, IOTA OC-047, from February 24 to 26.  QSL via EA5GL.

TEMOTU PROVINCE, H40.  After his Honiara operation, Chungki, VA7YM will be QRV as H40YM from Lata in Nendo Island, IOTA OC-100, from February 27 to March 12.  QSL via EA5GL.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0.  Will, AA4NC and Ronald, AA4VK are QRV as KH0/home calls from Saipan, IOTA OC-086, until February 28.  QSL direct to home calls.

ARUBA, P4.  Paul, K9PG, Mike, K9NW, Chad, WE9V and John, W6LD will be QRV as P40L from February 25 to March 9.  Activity will be on all HF bands.  This includes being a Multi/2 entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest.  QSL via WA3FRP.

GUATEMALA, TG.  Chris, PA2CHR and Jos, PA3FYC are QRV as TD9CHR and TD9FYC, respectively, until March 3.  Activity is on 2 meters, and 70 and 23 centimeters using EME.  QSL via PA3FYC.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2.  Bud, AA3B will be QRV as V26K from Antigua from February 28 to March 5.  Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being a Single Op/Assisted/All Band/High Power entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest.  QSL direct to home call.

BELIZE, V3.  Victor, WB0TEV and Michael, K5MDK will be QRV as V31VP and V31MK, respectively, from Blackman Eddy from March 1 to 5. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters.  This includes being active as V31VP in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest.  QSL to home calls.

INDIA, VU.  Members of the Gujarat Institute of Amateur Radio and Mount Abu International Ham Radio Club will be QRV with special call sign AT7BK from Ajad Tapu Island, IOTA AS-175, until February 25. QSL via VU2BK.

VIET NAM, XV.  Sookun, HL1AHS and Jinho, HL1LUA will be QRV as XV9HL from Ho Chi Minh City from February 26 to March 6.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via HL1AHS.  In addition, some members of the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club will be QRV as XV9DLH from Phu Quoc Island, IOTA AS-128, beginning February 24.  QSL via DK8ZZ.

NICARAGUA, YN.  Operators Jim, WB2REM and Mark, WY1G will be QRV as H72DX from Granada from February 26 to March 6.  Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL direct to WY1G.

SERBIA, YU.  Special event stations YU100WWI and YT100SF are QRV until December 31, 2018 to commemorate the 100 years since the end of World War I and the 100 years since the breakthrough of the Salonika Front.  QSL via operators’ instructions.

KOSOVO, Z6.  Mome, Z32ZM is QRV as Z68M until March 6.  QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.

The CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest, North American RTTY QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, REF Contest, UBA DX CW Contest, South Carolina QSO Party, High Speed Club CW Contest, SARL Digital Contest and the North Carolina QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend.

The UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and SKCC CW Sprint are all scheduled for February 28.

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.

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