DX News 8 – February 15, 2018



DX Bulletin 8  ARLD008
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 15, 2018

To all radio amateurs


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

KUWAIT, 9K.  Special event station 9K57NLD is QRV until February 28 to mark Kuwait’s 57th National and Liberation Day.  QSL via Clublog.

RWANDA, 9X.  Christian, M0UPL is QRV as 9XSDA from Kigali until February 18 while here with the Seventh Day Adventist church. Activity is on 40 and 20 meters using mainly SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

TAIWAN, BV.  Randson, BV2DQ, Terry, BU2CC, James, BV2EL and Steven, VK2HSL, who is QRV as BW/VK2HSL, are all QRV until February 18 to mark the Chinese New Year.  Activity is on 40, 20 and 15 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home calls.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0.  Michael, DF8AN will be QRV as CE0Y/DF8AN from February 21 to 28.  Activity will be on the HF bands, concentrating mainly on RTTY, PSK, JT-modes and FT8.  QSL to home call.

CUBA, CO.  Members of the Las Tunas Contest Crew will be QRV as T48K in the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Multi/2 entry.  QSL via DK1WI.

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Henning, OZ1BII is QRV as D44EE from Santiago Island, IOTA AF-005, until February 20.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW.  This includes being an entry in the ARRL International DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK.  Arnaud, JG1XMV plans to be QRV as FK/JG1XMV from Grande Terre, IOTA OC-032, Lifou and Mare, both IOTA OC-033, from February 17 to March 3.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands.  Yves, FK4RD will accompany him.  QSL to home call.

OGASAWARA, JD1.  Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be QRV as JD1BOW from Chichijima Island, IOTA AS-031, from February 21 to 24.  Activity will be on 160 to 15 meters using CW and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

GUAM, KH2.  Operators Toshinobu, JI3ERV and Mikawa, JR7OMD will be QRV as AH2R in the ARRL International DX CW contest.  QSL via LoTW.

ARUBA, P4.  Bruce, AA5B, Steve, AA7V, Ray, K9RS and Art, N3DXX will be QRV as P40E in the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Multi/Single entry.  QSL this operation via K9QVB.

BRAZIL, PY.  Members of the CDR Group will be QRV as PX2S from the Boqueirao Beach Lighthouse, ARLHS BRA-284, in the 10th South American Lighthouse Weekend.  QSL via PY2CAT.

SLOVENIA, S5.  Special event station S510SOTA is QRV during 2018 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the S5 SOTA Association.  QSL via bureau.

PALAU, T8.  Will, AA4NC will be QRV as T8NC in the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL to home call.

COSTA RICA, TI.  Nathan, N4YDU is QRV as TI5/N4YDU.  He will be active as TI7W in the ARRL International DX CW contest.  QSL TI7W via W4FS and TI5/N4YDU direct to home call.

BENIN, TY.  Wim, ON6DX will be QRV as TY1TT from February 20 to 28. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2.  Alan, N3AD is QRV as V26M from Antigua until February 19.  This includes being an entry in the ARRL International DX CW contest.  QSL via W3HNK.

BELIZE, V3.  Operators Torsten, DG7RO and Alexandra, DO5ALX are QRV as V31TF and V31RU, respectively, until February 25.  Activity is on the various HF bands using SSB, RTTY and some FT8.  This includes being active in the ARRL International DX CW contest and the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter SSB contest.  QSL to home calls.

KOSOVO, Z6.  Look for Z60A to be active in the ARRL International DX CW contest.  QSL via OH2BH.

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8.  Randy, WW6RG plans to be QRV as ZD8RA on February 20.  Activity will be from 0830 to 1100z and again from 1730 to 1930z.  QSL to home call.

NEW ZEALAND, ZL.  Operators ZL3PAH, ZL3GA and ZL3AB will be QRV as ZL3X in the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Mutli/2 entry. QSL via LoTW.


  • The ARRL International DX CW Contest
  • 10th South American Lighthouse Weekend
  • NCCC RTTY Sprint
  • QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt
  • NCCC Sprint
  • SARL Youth Day 40-Meter SSB
  • Sprint, Russian PSK World Wide Contest
  • Feld Hell Sprint
  • AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party
  • Classic Phone Exchange

will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

February 19

  • The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest

February 21

  • The AGCW 80-Meter Semi-Automatic Key CW Evening
  • Phone Fray
  • QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt
  • CWops Mini-CWT Test are scheduled for


  • The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see February 2018 QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.


Related posts