QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 10 ARLD010
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 1, 2018
To all radio amateurs operators,
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by W3UR, 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.
SPRATLY ISLANDS. A large group of operators will be QRV as 9M0W from Layang Layang Island, IOTA AS-051, from March 6 to 13. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via YT1AD.
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 3C. Operators YL2GM, YL1ZF and YL2KL are QRV as 3C3W from Bioko, IOTA AF-010, until March 27. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to YL2GN.
ANNOBON, 3C0. In addition to their Equatorial Guinea operation, operators YL2GM, YL1ZF and YL2KL are also QRV as 3C0W from Annobon, IOTA AF-039, until March 27. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to YL2GN.
VIET NAM, 3W. Wolf, DL5MAE is QRV as 3W2MAE until March 6. He has been active on 30 meters using CW. QSL to home call.
BARBADOS, 8P. Tom, W2SC will be QRV as 8P5A in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL direct to HA1AG.
CROATIA, 9A Members of the Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna are QRV as 9A200S during all of 2018 to commemorate the commissioning 200 years ago of the Savudrija Lighthouse, ARLHS CRO-134. QSL via 9A2MF.
EASTER ISLAND, CE0. A group of operators are QRV as XR0YD until March 15. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via DL4SVA.
ECUADOR, HC. Bill, W0OR is QRV as HC1DW from Cotacachi. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters. This includes being an entry in the ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL to home call.
ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. A group of operators are QRV as PJ0DX from Beacon Hill until March 5. This includes being an entry in the ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL via IZ1MHY.
SUDAN, ST. Members of the Khartoum Sea Scouts National Radio Club are QRV with special call ST60JOTA. Activity of late has been on 20 meters using SSB. QSL direct to ST2M.
EGYPT, SU. Jovica, E78A is now QRV as SU9JT until the end of 2018. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via E73Y.
COSTA RICA, TI. Operators WJ1B, W6PNG, W6HFP and K0BBC are QRV as TI7/home calls from Las Villas del Guayabo until March 6. Activity is on the HF bands. They will be active as TI7/WJ1B in the ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL to home calls.
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS, VU4. John, G4IRN is QRV as VU4G from Lower Andaman Island, IOTA AS-001, until March 5. Activity is mainly on 80 to 10 meters with an emphasis on CW. QSL to home call.
REVILLAGIGEDO, XA4. Mark, XE1B is QRV as 4B4B from Socorro Island, IOTA NA-030, during all of March. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using only SSB. QSL direct to home call.
VANUATU, YJ. Michael, G7VJR is QRV as YJ0GB from Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, until March 19. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters. QSL via M0OXO.
ZIMBABWE, Z2. Rune, LA7THA, Arne, LA7WCA and Thor, LA9VPA are QRV as Z2LA until March 11. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.
KOSOVO, Z6. Look for Z60A to be QRV in the ARRL International DX SSB contest.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Dan, N6MJ is QRV as ZF2MJ from Grand Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016, until March 5. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters. This includes being a Single Op/All Band entry in the ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL via N6MJ.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.
The ARRL International DX SSB Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, Wake-Up. QRP CW Sprint, Open Ukraine RTTY Championship, UBA Spring CW Contest, NSARA 80-Meter Contest and SARL Hamnet 40-Meter Simulated Emergency SSB Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship is scheduled for March 5.
The AGCW 80-Meter YL-CW Party and ARS Spartan CW Sprint are scheduled for March 6.
The UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, NRAU 10-Meter Activity Contest, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are all scheduled for March 7.
AWA John Rollins Memorial DX CW Contest is scheduled for March 7 to 8, and March 10 to 11.
The Novice Rig Roundup runs from March 3 to 11.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see March 2018 QST, page 85, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.