DX News – January 14, 2016


DX Bulletin 2 ARLD002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 14, 2016
To all radio amateurs

ARLD002 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

BARBADOS, 8P. Willy, KB8YRX is QRV as 8P9CA until February 4. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

CROATIA, 9A. Members of the Radio Club Karlovac are QRV with special event call 9A70CVW during all of 2016 to celebrate the club’s 70th anniversary. QSL via 9A6Z.

NAURU, C2. Darren, VK4FEAT is QRV as C21DA while here on vacation. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL direct to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DM0MORSE is QRV during all of 2016 to commemorate the 225th birthday of Samuel F.B. Morse. QSL via bureau.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Bernhard, DL2GAC will be QRV as H44MS from January 19 to April 14. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

DOMINICA, J7. Stig, SM3PHM will be QRV as J79M from Nature Island from January 17 to February 3. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW. QSL to home call.

PALMYRA AND JARVIS ISLANDS, KP5. A large group of operators are QRV as K5P from Palmyra Atoll, IOTA OC-085, until January 25. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via K9CT.

CURACAO, PJ2. Thilo, DL9NBJ will be QRV as PJ2/DL9NBJ from January 19 to February 9. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via operator’s instructions.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Leo, PP1CZ will be QRV as PY0F/PP1CZ from January 19 to 26. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

POLAND, SP. Special event stations 3Z35RTTY, HF35PBW, HF35RTTY and SO35RTTY are QRV until December 18 to commemorate the first RTTY QSO from Poland in 1980 between stations SR1PBW and Y23NE. QSL via operators’ instructions.

TURKEY, TA. Special event station TC73TESLA is QRV until January 17 to commemorate the death of Nikola Tesla on January 7, 1943. QSL via operators’ instructions.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station R44YETI is QRV until March 31 during the Russian Yeti Expedition. QSL direct to RL5G.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7. Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as V73/WW6RG from Kwajalein Island on January 18 and January 28. He will be active on 20 meters from 0400 to 0800z. QSL via operator’s instructions.

SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS, VP8. A large group of operators will be QRV as VP8STI from Southern Thule Island, IOTA AN-009, from January 18 to 27. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via N2OO.

VIET NAM, XV. Torsten, SM3NFB is QRV as XV3TH from Danang until February 6. Activity is on 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 meters using CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW. Ken, K4ZW is QRV as XW4ZW until January 24. Activity is on the low bands. QSL via K1SE.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. Philippe, F5FDV is QRV as ZS1/F5FDV near Cape Town until March 11. Activity is mostly on 20 meters using JT65. QSL via operator’s instructions.


The following operations are approved for DXCC Credit: Agalega and St. Brandon Islands, 3B7FA, 2015 operation; Angola, D2FJZ, 2012 and 2015 operations; and Congo (Republic of), TN/CT1FJZ, 2015 operation.


The North American SSB QSO Party, AWA Linc Cundall Memorial CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, LZ Open CW Contest, Hungarian DX Contest and the Feld Hell Sprint are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for January 18. The QRP CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for January 20.

The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Please see January 2016 QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

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