DX News – February 4, 2016



DX Bulletin 5  ARLD005
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 4, 2016

To all radio amateurs


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.

MAURITIUS, 3B8.  Eric, OE4AAC will be QRV as 3B8HD from February 11 to March 1.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using QSL to home call.

SRI LANKA, 4S.  Peter, DC0KK is QRV as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, IOTA AS-003, until April 3.  Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using mostly CW with some digital modes.  QSL to home call.

TOGO, 5V.  Wim, ON6DX will be QRV as 5V7TH from Lome from February 10 to 22.  Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY during his local mornings and evenings.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

LESOTHO, 7S.  Members of the radio club F6KOP will be QRV as 7P8C from February 8 to 17.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with five stations active.  QSL via F5GSJ.

KUWAIT, 9K.  Special event station 9K55NLD is QRV until the end of February to celebrate Kuwait’s National Liberation Day.  QSL via 9K2NO.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Drew, N2RFA will be QRV as C6ABB from Cable Beach, IOTA NA-001, from February 8 to 18.  Activity will be on 80, 40, 20, 17, 12 and 10 meters using RTTY, SSTV, PSK31 and JT65.  QSL direct to home call.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0.  After his French Polynesia activity, Bob, W7YAQ plans to be QRV as CE0Y/W7YAQ from February 10 to 14.  He will be active holiday style on 40 to 15 meters using CW and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

ANGOLA, D2.  Anna, RW4HRA is now QRV as D3YL from Katoku.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via RA4HT.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DQ200RHH is QRV during 2016 to commemorate the founding of Rheinhessen, a major German wine-growing region 200 years ago.  QSL via bureau.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO.  Bob, W7YAQ will be QRV as FO/W7YAQ from Moorea, IOTA OC-046, on February 6 and 7.  Activity will be on 40 to 15 meters using CW and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0.  Look for N0J to be QRV from Tinian Island from February 10 to 15.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB.  QSL via JQ2GYU.

PALAU, T8.  Joerg, DF9LJ is QRV as T88EU until February 12. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using mostly CW.  QSL to home call.

MALI, TZ.  Jeff, TZ4AM is now active on 80 meters.  QSL via W4VAB.

NAMIBIA, V5.  Werner, DC8QT, Georg, DD8ZX and Klaus, DJ9KM plan to be QRV as V5/home calls from Omaruru from February 9 to 18 while on holiday.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using SSB, RTTY and PSK.  They may be active as V55V in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY WPX contest.  QSL V55V via DJ8VC and all others to home calls.

ROMANIA, YO.  Special event station YO2016BALKAN is QRV until the end of February during this year’s Balkanic HF Championships.  QSL via YO3KAA.


The following operation is approved for DXCC Credit:  Chad, TT8AMO, 2015 operation.


The 10-10 International Winter SSB Contest, Mexico RTTY International Contest, North American CW Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, YLRL YL-OM SSB Contest, Triathlon DX Contest, Vermont QSO Party, F9AA CW Cup, Black Sea Cup International, FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, Minnesota QSO Party, AGCW Straight Key CW Party, British Columbia QSO Party and the FISTS Winter Slow Speed CW Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The QRP CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship are all scheduled for February 10.

The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from February 8 to 12.

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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