DX News – April 7, 2016


DX Bulletin 15  ARLD015
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 7, 2016

To all radio amateurs

ARLD015 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by GW0ANA, QRZ DX, OPDX, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

SPRATLY ISLANDS.  Pekka, OH1TV and Pekka, OH2YY are QRV as 9M0O from Layang-Layang, IOTA AS-051, until April 9.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using mainly SSB with some CW.  QSL via OH2YY.  In addition, Mike, DF8AN will be QRV as 9M0S from Layang-Layang, IOTA AS-051, from April 9 to 19.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using mostly CW.  QSL to home call.

TIMOR-LESTE, 4W.  Tack, JE1CKA, Hide, JI1AVY, Jim, 7K4QOK, Yutaka, JQ2GYU and Miho, JJ2VLY are QRV as 4W/home calls until April 11. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  This includes an entry in the Japan International DX CW contest.  QSL all calls via JJ2VLY.

GUYANA, 8R.  Alex, W1CDC will be QRV as 8R1A from April 11 to 24. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW with some SSB.  QSL to home call.

RWANDA, 9X.  Mike, SQ3PMM is QRV as 9X9MM while backpacking from various locations.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via operator’s instructions.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6.  Special event station A60SHD is QRV until April 23 to celebrate the 14th Sharjah Heritage Days.  QSL via IZ8CLM.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Mike, ZL1MRC plans to be QRV as E51MRC from Rarotonga, IOTA OC-013, from April 13 to 22.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.

MOLDOVA, ER.  Special event station ER55G is QRV until April 14 to celebrate Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space.  QSL via ER1FF.

JUAN DE NOVA, EUROPA, FT/J.  A group of operators are QRV as FT4JA from Juan de Nova Island, IOTA AF-012, until April 11.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, and TEP and EME on 6 meters.  QSL via F5CWU.

GUERNSEY, GU.  A group of operators from the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be QRV as GP4BRS from April 9 to 16.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via DJ6OI.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as HL4ZHC from Cheju Island, IOTA AS-026, until April 11.  Activity is on 80 to 17 meters, and possibly 160 meters, using CW.  He will be active in the Japan International DX CW contest.  QSL direct to home call.

VINCENT, J8. Brian, GW4DVB will be QRV as J88PI from Palm Island, IOTA NA-025, from April 12 to 22.  Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

JAN MAYEN, JX.  Svein, LA9JKA will be QRV as JX9JKA from April 12 to October 4.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using SSB and various digital modes in his spare time.  QSL direct to home call.

AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8.  Tom, KC0W plans to be QRV as KH8/KC0W from Tutuila Island, IOTA OC-045, from April 11 to 18.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW.  QSL direct to home call.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  Pasi, OH3WS will be QRV as OJ0W on April 9 and Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

KAZAKHSTAN, UN.  Club station UN8LWZ in Konstanay is QRV with special call UP50LWZ until May 7 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. QSL direct via RW6HS.

CAMBODIA, XU.  Jacek, SP5APW will be QRV as XU7AKC from Koh Rong Sanloem Island, IOTA AS-133, from April 12 to 19.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and PSK.  QSL to home call.

INDONESIA, YB.  Operators Adi, YB9GV, Amiruddin, YB9IPY, Kardi, YB9KA, Rosita, YC9JAJ and Didi, YC9HF will be QRV with special call sign YB9K from Satonda Island, IOTA OC-150, from April 12 to 16 to celebrate the 2016 Tambora Charm Festival.  Activity will be on 20, 15 and 10 meters.  QSL via DL3KZA.


The Japan International DX CW Contest,NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club PSK 31 Flavors Contest, OK/OM DX SSB Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, QRP ARCI Spring CW QSO Party, New Mexico QSO Party, RSGB International Sprint CW Contest, Georgia QSO Party, Yuri Gagarin International DX CW Contest, International Vintage HF Contest and the Hungarian Straight Key 80-Meter CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

144 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 11.  The Phone Fray, RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship, CWops Mini-CWT Test and the NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for April 13.

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 April 2016 QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.


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