DX News – February 25, 2016


DX Bulletin 8  ARLD008
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 25, 2016
To all radio amateurs

ARLD008 DX news

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

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 3C.  Ken, LA7GIA plans to be QRV as 3C7GIA from Bioke Island, IOTA AF-010, from March 2 to 14.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9.  Arunas, LY2IJ and Arkadij, UA4CC will be QRV as C91IJ and C92CC, respectively, for one week beginning February 28. Activity will be on the low bands during their evening hours.  QSL
to home calls.

GUINEA, 3X.  A group of operators are QRV as 3XY1T until March 4. Activity is in the HF bands, possibly including 160 meters.  QSL via I2YSB.

TANZANIA, 5H.  Shin, JA7SGV is currently QRV as 5H3JA.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.

MAURITANIA, 5T.  Ahmad, 9K2AI is QRV as 5T2AI for the next two to three years.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via NI5DX.

SWAZILAND, 3DA.  Arunas, LY2IJ and Arkadij, UA4CC will be QRV as 3DA0IJ and 3DA0CC, respectively, for one week beginning March 6. Activity will be on the low bands during their evening hours.  QSL to home calls.

ITALY, I.  Gianfranco, IT9SPB, Giuseppe, IT9HBT, Paolo, IT9MYB, Gabry, IT9RGY and Andrei, RA6LBS will be QRV as IH9A from Pantelleria Island, IOTA AF-018, for the CQ World Wide 160 Meter SSB contest.  QSL via IT9SPB.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9.  Bruno, HB9BEI plans to be QRV as S9BK from Sao Tome, IOTA AF-023, until March 7.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

POLAND, SP.  Dionizy, SP6IEQ is QRV with special call sign HF6FIRAC during 2016.  QSL to home call.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32.  Operators KG8CO, N6FS, N8LJ, K8MU, K8QKY, K8AQM and AC8W plan to be QRV as T32CO, T32FS, T32LJ, T32MU, T32SB, T32TR and T32WW, respectively, from Kiritimati, IOTA OC-024, from March 1 to 16.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters with four stations using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  This includes entries in the upcoming ARRL and BERU contests.  QSL all calls via AC8JF.

ICELAND, TF.  Michael, DF8AN is QRV as TF/DF8AN until March 1. Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW and SSB.  He also plans to activate a couple of WWFF references.  QSL to home call.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7.  James, AH6OY plans to be QRV as AH6OY/V7 from Majuro, IOTA OC-029, from March 1 to 7.  He is hoping to use the call V73I.  QSL to home call.

ALBANIA, ZA.  IW2JOP is QRV as ZA/IW2JOP from Saranda and is generally active on 80 to 2 meters using SSB and various digital modes.  QSL direct to IW2HAJ.


The CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest, North American RTTY QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, REF SSB 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 upcoming weekend.

The AGCW YL-CW Party is scheduled for March 1.  The UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and QRP CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for March 2.

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 February 2016 QST, page 92, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

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