DX News – May 19, 2016


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DX Bulletin 21  ARLD021

From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 19, 2016

To all radio amateurs

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by 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.

ALGERIA, 7X.  Special event station 7Y7WTD is QRV until May 21 to mark World Telecommunications Day.  Activity is on all bands.  QSL via 7X2VB.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  John, AI6Y will be QRV as E51XYZ from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, from May 23 to 28.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters.  QSL via operator’s instructions.  In addition, Frank, VK3ADT is QRV as E51ADT from Rarotonga until May 27.  QSL to home call.

HUNGARY, HA.  Special event station HG10CC is QRV until June 5 to celebrate the Carabinieri on the Air activity.  QSL via HA3JB.

PANAMA, HP.  Special event station HP0CC is QRV until June 5 to celebrate the Carabinieri on the Air activity.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.   QSL via IZ4SUC.

NORWAY, LA.  Rene, DL2JRM is QRV as LA/DL2JRM from Spjaeroy, IOTA EU-061, until May 22.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

BELGIUM, ON.  Special event station OS101AB will be QRV from May 21 to June 21 to commemorate the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge.  QSL via bureau.

SURINAM, PZ.  Olli, OH0XX will be QRV as PZ50X from May 23 to June Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using mainly CW. QSL direct to home call.

GREECE, SV.  Laci, HA0HW will be QRV as SW8WW from Thassos Island, IOTA EU-174, from May 26 to June 6.  Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL to home call.

TURKEY, TA.  Members of the TRAK Radio Club will be QRV as TC0TC from Sivriada Island, IOTA AS-201, from May 23 to 25.  Activity will be on all HF bands.  QSL via YM1KD.

MALI, TZ.  Laurent, F5IXR is QRV as TZ5XR from Kidal City until June Activity is on the HF bands using CW. QSL via F5MXH.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L.  Merv, N6NO will be QRV as VK9OL from May 21 to 29.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters, with a focus on the newer bands, using CW.  QSL to home call.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N.  Tim, NL8F will be QRV as VK9NF from May 24 to June 3.  Activity will be mainly on 17 and 12 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK.  QSL via K8NA.  In addition, Jim, VK3PC will be QRV as VK9PC from May 24 until around June 7 while attending the Wireless Institute of Australia annual general meeting/events.  Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB.  QSL to home call.

CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9.  Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as VQ9RA from Diego Garcia, IOTA AF-006, from May 25 to 30.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  QSL direct to home call.

INDONESIA, YB.  Arfan, YC8UTI is QRV from Miangas Island, IOTA OC-209, until May 22.  Activity is on 40, 20 and 15 meters using SSB and CW.  QSL direct via YB3MM.


His Majesty King of Spain CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Slobozhansky Sprint Contest, UN DX Contest, NZART Sangster Shield CW Contest, Aegean RTTY Contest, EU BPSK63 DX Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and the Baltic Contest are all on tap for his upcoming weekend.

The Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for May 25.

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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