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ZCZC AE47
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 47  ARLD047
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 22, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD047
ARLD047 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
W2GD, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST
and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9.  Olof, G0CKV is QRV as 3B9HA until December
12.  Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and possibly
FT8.  He will be a Single Op/All Band entry in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL to M0OXO.

GEORGIA, 4L.  Operator 4L2M plans to be QRV as a Single Op/Single
Band on 20 meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via
EA7FTR.

MONTENEGRO, 4O.  Ark, UA4CC is QRV as 4O7CC until November 30.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes,
including FT8.  This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest.  QSL to home call.

ITU HQ, 4U_ITU.  Look for 4U1ITU to be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL via operators' instructions.

TOGO, 5V.  John, N9MDH is QRV as 5V1JE from Lome until the end of
May 2018.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and various
digital modes.  QSL via LoTW.

UGANDA, 5X.  Andy, DL3YM is QRV as 5X8B from Nkozi until December 1.
Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using CW.  This
includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to
home call.

GHANA, 9G.  A group of operators are QRV as 9G5W until November 29.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  This
includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via
S59ZZ.

TONGA, A3.  Hiro, JA6WFM will be QRV as A31MM from Nuku'alofa on
Tongatapu Island, IOTA OC-049, as a Single Op/Single Band on 15
meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via EA4GL.

OMAN, A4.  Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society will be
QRV as A44A as a Multi/Multi entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest.  QSL via operators' instructions.

CHINA, BY.  Stations B1Z and B7Q will be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL B1Z via EA7FTR and B7Q via BA1DU, respectively.

THE GAMBIA, C5.  Andre, ON7YK is QRV as C5YK from Kerr Serign until
January 30, 2018.  Activity is on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters using
mostly digital modes, with a focus on FT8, and some CW.  QSL via
operator's instructions.

MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3.  Operator OK6TA is QRV as CT9/OK6TA until
November 27.  He plans to be a Single Op/Single Band on 40 meters
entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Oliver, F6ARC is QRV as FG/F6ARC until November 29.
Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using only CW.  He will be
a Single Op/Single Band on 15 meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL via FE11DX.

FRENCH GUIANA, FY.  Hartwig, DL7BC will be QRV as FY/DL7BC/p near
Cayenne from November 26 to December 7.  QSL direct to home call.

GUERNSEY, GU.  Bob, GU4YOX plans to be a Single Op/Single Band on 15
meters entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8.  A group of operators will be QRV as HC8LUT
from San Cristobal Island from November 29 to December 8.  Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using mainly SSB, and also PSK31, JT65,
WSPR and FT8.  This also includes satellite activity on both the FM
and analog satellites.  They may also have a 6 meter beacon.  QSL
via IK2DUW.

THAILAND, HS.  A group of operators will be QRV as HS0ZAR from the
Ban Ta Bong, Korat province as a Multi/2 entry in the CQ World Wide
DX CW contest.  QSL via K3ZO.

ARUBA, P4.  John, W2GD is QRV as P40W until November 28.  Activity
is on the HF bands.  This includes being an entry in the CQ World
Wide DX CW contest.  QSL direct to N2MM.

SURINAME, PZ.  Members of the Voodoo Contest Group will be QRV as
PZ5V from Paramaribo in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi/2
entry.  QSL via M0URX.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5.  Operators K4QPL and AA4NC plan to be
QRV as VP5M in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi Op entry.
QSL via K4QPL.

HONG KONG, VR2.  Operator VR2XAN will be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest as a Single Op/Single Band/High Power on 160 meters
entry.  QSL to home call.

CAMBODIA, XU.  Tom, KC0W is QRV as XU7XXX.  Activity is on 80 to 6
meters using only CW.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL direct to
home call.

ALBANIA, ZA.  A group of amateurs are QRV as ZA1WW from the coastal
area of Durres.  Activity is on the HF bands.  This includes being a
Multi/Multi entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via
OH2TA.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The CQ Worldwide DX CW Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint and NCCC CW Sprint are scheduled for this weekend.

Please see November QST, page 93, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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ZCZC AE46
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 46  ARLD046
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 16, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD046
ARLD046 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA3B, AJ9C, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks
to all.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Tom, KC0W is QRV as 3W9CW from Con Son Island, IOTA
AS-130, until November 28.  QSL direct to home call.

MAURITANIA, 5T.  Operators A92AA and A61M will be QRV as 5T1A and
5T1R, respectively, from Nouakchott from November 20 to December 20.
Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL via
operators' instructions.

GHANA, 9G.  A group of operators will be QRV as 9G5W from Kokrobite
from November 20 to 29.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW,
SSB and RTTY.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via S59ZZ.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L.  Mark, KW4XJ is QRV as 9L/KW4XJ in Freetown while
on work assignment.  Activity is on the HF bands in his spare time
using CW and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

RWANDA, 9X.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as 9X2AW from Kigali until
November 30.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8.  QSL via M0OXO.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Serge, RZ3FW and Sergei, R4WAA will be QRV as
DU9/home calls from Sarangani Island, IOTA OC-175, from November 21
to 29.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes.  QSL to home calls.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ.  A group of operators are QRV as TO2SP until
November 30.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX
CW contest.  QSL via SP6IXF.

SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA, HK0.  Members of the Yaguarete DXers
Group are QRV as 5K0T from San Andres Island, IOTA NA-033, until
November 25.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes.  QSL via LU1FM.

GUINEA-BISSAU, J5.  A group of operators are QRV as J5T from Bubaque
Island, IOTA AF-020, until November 26.  Activity is on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with three stations active.  QSL via
I2YSB.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Alex, KU1CW is QRV as PJ2/KU1CW until November 20.
Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via LoTW.

SURINAME, PZ.  Members of the Voodoo Contest Group will be QRV as
PZ5V from November 19 to 28.  This includes being a Multi/2 entry in
the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via M0URX.

SUDAN, ST.  Sergey, R4PBW is QRV as ST/R4PBW from Khartoum.
Activity is on the HF bands.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL
via operator's instructions.

ANTIGUA, V2.  Bud, AA3B will be QRV as V26K from November 22 to 27.
Activity will be on the HF bands using primarily CW and possibly
RTTY on November 27.  This includes being a Single Op/All Band/Low
Power entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL direct
to home call.

FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8.  Eberhard, DL7JLL is QRV as VP8JLL until
November 25.  QSL to home call.

CHAGOS, VQ9.  Yasu, JO1GWT is QRV as VQ9KA.  Activity is on 40 to 10
meters using CW and SSB.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL to
home call.

INDIA, VU.  Special event station AU2JCB will be QRV from November
23 to December 11 to celebrate the 159th anniversary of the birth of
India's great scientist and inventor Sir Jagadeesh Chandra Bose.
Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, and FM on 10 and 6
meters as well.  QSL direct to VU2DSI.

VANUATU, YJ.  Tom, JA1VND is QRV as YJ0JA from Efate Island, IOTA
OC-035, until November 20.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

NICARAGUA, YN.  Mike, AJ9C will be QRV as YN2CC from November 21 to
29.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW
contest.  QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL SSB Sweepstakes Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YO
International 80-Meter PSK31 Contest, LZ DX Contest, All Austrian
160-Meter CW Contest, REF 160-Meter CW Contest, Homebrew and Oldtime
Equipment CW Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the RSGB 2nd 1.8 MHz CW
Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for November 20.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, RSGB 80-Meter Autumn SSB Series, QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled
for November 22.

Please see November QST, page 93, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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ZCZC AE45
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 45  ARLD045
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 9, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD045
ARLD045 DX news

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

LIBYA, 5A.  Abubaker, 5A1AL has been active using FT8 on 30 meters.
QSL to home call.

UGANDA, 5X.  Jonathan, KK7PW is QRV as 5X1O until November 20.
Activity is in his spare time on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using
CW, SSB, WSPR and possibly JT65 and FT8.  QSL via EA5GL.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L.  Mark, KW4XJ is QRV as 9L/KW4XJ from Freetown.  He
is waiting for his permanent 9L call sign.  His length of stay is
unknown.  Activity is on the HF bands using mainly CW and various
digital modes.  QSL to home call.

BURUNDI, 9U.  Members of the Mediterraneo DX Club are QRV as 9U4M
until November 17.  Activity is with five stations on the HF bands
using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via IK2VUC.

NAURU, C2.  Kuni, JA8VE, Mat, JA1JQY and Kaoru, JA3MCA are QRV as
C21VE, C21JY and C21MA, respectively, until November 14.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home calls.

QATAR, A7.  Justin, NE5JK is living and working in Doha and QRV as
A71/NE5JK until he receives his A75 call.  He's currently running
QRP power on the HF bands.  QSL via operator's instructions.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Mike, DF8AN is QRV as DU7/DF8AN from Negros
Island, IOTA OC-129, until November 16.  Activity is on the HF bands
using CW, RTTY, PSK and FT8.  QSL to home call.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8.  Giovanni, IZ2DPX will be QRV as EA8/IZ2DPX
from Lanzarote, IOTA AF-004, from November 13 to 20.  Activity is on
the HF bands using only SSB.  QSL via IK2DUW.

SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA, HK0.  Members of the Yaguarete DXers
Group will be QRV as 5K0T from San Andres Island, IOTA NA-033, from
November 12 to 25.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via LU1FM.

HONDURAS, HR.  Dennis, W1UE, Paul, K1XM and Charlotte, KQ1F will be
QRV as HR9/home calls from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, beginning
November 12.  They will be active as HQ9X in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via KQ1F.

GUINEA-BISSAU, J5.  A group of operators will be QRV as J5T from
Bubaque Island, IOTA AF-020, from November 13 to 26.  Activity will
be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with three stations
active.  QSL via I2YSB.

SVALBARD, JW.  Rene, DL2JRM is QRV as JW/DL2JRM from Spitsbergen
Island, IOTA EU-026, until November 13.  Activity is on the HF
bands.  QSL to home call.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2.  Scott, NE9U will be QRV as NE9U/KP2 from
November 11 to December 5.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  He
will be active as NP2X in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW and ARRL
160-Meter contests.  QSL via NE9U and NP2X via K5WW.

BONAIRE, PJ4.  Operators Olli, DH8BQA, Paul, DL5CW and Tom, DL5LYM
are QRV as PJ4/home calls until November 29.  They will be active as
PJ4Y in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home
calls, and PJ4Y for this contest via DL5CW.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  Gary, G0FWX is QRV as V47FWX from Calypso
Bay, IOTA NA-104, until November 15.  Activity is holiday style on
the HF bands.  QSL via M0URX.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Shu, JA1FMN will be QRV as V63PSK from Moen Island,
IOTA OC-011, from November 14 to 18.  Activity will be on 20 to 10
meters using PSK, JT9, JT65 and FT8.  QSL direct to home call.

MELLISH REEF, VK9M.  A group of operators are QRV as VK9MA until
November 16.  Activity is with five stations on 160 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8.  QSL via N7QT.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS.  Members of the Bo-Karoo Amateur Radio Club are
QRV during November with special event call sign ZS40VDK to celebrate
the 40th anniversary of the commissioning of the Van-derkloof Dam.
QSL via the operators' instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Worked All Europe DX RTTY Contest,
10-10 International Fall Digital Contest, Japan International DX
Phone Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW
Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, OK/OM DX CW Contest, Kentucky
QSO Party, CQ-WE Contest, North American SSB Sprint Contest and the
4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint will certainly keep
contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series is scheduled for November 13.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for November 15.

Please see November QST, page 93, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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