DX News – May 12, 2016


DX Bulletin 20  ARLD020

From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 12, 2016

To all radio amateurs

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by PY4NY, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

SPRATLY ISLANDS.  James, 9V1YC and Chris, ZS6EZ are QRV as 9M0Z from Layang-Layang Island, IOTA AS-051, until May 15.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using mainly CW with some SSB and RTTY.  QSL via Clublog.

MALTA, 9H.  Mek, SQ3RX is QRV as 9H3SQ from Marsalforn, Gozo Island, IOTA EU-023, until May 19.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6.  Hrane, YT1AD and Acim, YT3M are QRV as 9M6/YT1AD and 9M6/YT3M, respectively, from the city of Kota Kinabalu on Sabah until May 19.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home calls.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 9Q.  Fernando, EA4BB is QRV as 9Q6BB from Kinshasa for the next three years.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Roly, ZL1BQD is QRV as H44RR from Honiara, IOTA OC-047, and then Munda, IOTA OC-149, until May 25.  Activity is on the HF bands using JT65, and possibly including 160 meters using CW as well.  QSL direct to home call.

LUCIA, J6. Gerd, DL7VOG is QRV as J68GU until May 22. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and PSK.  QSL to home call.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Ron, PB0AEX will be QRV as PJ2/PB0AEX from May 16 to June 6.  Activity will be on 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F.  Godoi, PY4NY is QRV as PY0NY until May Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL direct to home call.

PALAU, T8.  Yosuke, JJ1DQR is QRV as T88QR from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until May 15 while on vacation.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

CONGO (REPUBLIC OF), TN.  Phil, F5MVB and Joe, F5AOW will be QRV as TN2MP and TN2BJ, respectively, from Brazzaville from May 15 to 23. Activity will be on 20 to 10 meters, and possibly 40 and 30 meters, using CW and SSB.  QSL to home calls.

AUSTRALIA, VK.  VK stations may use the AX prefix on May 17 during the celebration of International Telecommunications Day.

INDONESIA, YB.  Bob, PB5X will be QRV as YB9/PB5X from Bali, IOTA OC-022, from May 16 to June 1.  Activity will be holiday style mostly on 20, 17 and 15 meters using SSB between 1500 to 1800z.  QSL via PA1AW.


The following operation is approved for DXCC credit:  Libya, 5A1AL, all operations.


The CQ-M International DX Contest, VOLTA World Wide RTTY Contest, Portuguese Navy Day Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, HPC World Wide DX BPSK63 Contest, Arkansas QSO Party, MARAC USA CW QSO Party, FISTS Spring Unlimited CW Sprint, 50 MHz Spring Sprint, WAB 7 MHz Phone and the UA2 QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for May 16.  The Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for May 18.

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 May QST, page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web sites for details.


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