DX News – March 10, 2016


Source: ARRL News
Date: March 10, 2016


ARLD010 DX news

DX Bulletin 10  ARLD010
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  March 10, 2016
To all radio amateurs

ARLD010 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by F6BCG, 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.  Kenneth, LA7GIA is QRV as 3C7GIA from Malabo on Bioko Island, IOTA AF-010, until March 21.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Bert, DK2BR is QRV as 3W2BR from Con Son Island, IOTA AS-130, until March 26.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31.  QSL direct to home call.

UGANDA, 5X.  Jay, K4ZLE is QRV as 5X2A until March 19 from several locations.  Activity is on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using CW and RTTY.  QSL direct to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Noel, F6BGC will be QRV as 8Q7NC from Thulhagiri Island, IOTA AS-013, from March 12 to 22.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL direct to home call.

BOTSWANA, A2.  Mark, G4RCD is QRV as A25MC from Gaborone until March 16.  Activity is on the HF bands.  This includes activity in the RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest.  QSL to home call.

BHUTAN, A5.  Nobu, JA0JHQ will be QRV as A52NH from Paro from March 17 to 21.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

ANGOLA, D2.  Paulo, CT1ITE is QRV as D2/CT1ITE until the end of March.  He is active on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 meters, using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

MARQUESAS ISLAND, FO.  A group of operators are QRV as TX7EU from Nuku Hiva, IOTA OC-027, until March 15.  Activity is with two stations on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via DK2AMM.

ISLE OF MAN, GD.  John, GW4SKA plans to be QRV as GD4SKA from March 15 to 23.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using RTTY and PSK. This includes an entry as GD0A in the upcoming BARTG HF RTTY contest.  QSL via M0OXO.

GRENADA, J3.  Bob, G3PJT is QRV as J34G until March 24.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW.  This includes an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth CW contest.  QSL direct to home call.

DOMINICA, J7.  Nigel, G3TXF is QRV as J79XF until March 13. Activity is on the HF bands.  This includes an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth CW contest.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32.  Ken, KH6QJ is QRV as T32AZ from Christmas Island until the end of the month.  Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB.  This includes entries in the upcoming
Central Asia, Russian and CQ World Wide WPX SSB Contests.  QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8.  Kiyoshi, JA0EKI is QRV as T88XH from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until March 15.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65.  QSL to home call.

TURKEY, TA.  Special event call sign TC101SO will be QRV from March 14 to December 31 to commemorate Corporal Seyit, born in 1889 in Havran, Balikesir.  Activity will be on 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB.  QSL via TA3AER.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  John, W5JON will be QRV as V47JA from Calypso Bay from March 14 to April 12.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using SSB.  This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL direct to home call.

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS, VK9C.  A group of operators will be QRV as VK9CK from March 15 to 26.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via LA6OP.

BERMUDA, VP9.  Mike, G3VYI is QRV as VP9/G3VYI until March 15. Activity is mainly on the low bands during his evening hours.  This includes being active in the RSGB Commonwealth CW contest.  QSL to home call.

INDONESIA, YB.  Jim, PA3HIW is QRV as YB9/PA3HIW from Bali until March 22.  Activity is on 20 and 17 meters.  QSL to home call.


The North American RTTY Sprint, AWA John Rollins Memorial DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, Nauryz DX Contest, RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest,
SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, South America 10 Meter Contest, Oklahoma QSO Party, AGCW QRP CW Contest, Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, EA PSK63 Contest, TESLA Memorial HF CW Contest, QCWA QSO Party, Idaho QSO Party, UBA 2-Meter Spring Contest, WAB 3.5 MHz Phone and Wisconsin QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The CLARA Chatter Party is scheduled for March 15.  The RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship, Phone Fray, QRP CW Fox Hunt and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for March 16.

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 March 2016 QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

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