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ZCZC AE02
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 2  ARLD002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 11, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD002
ARLD002 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.


SOMALIA, 6O.  Operators Ken, LA7GIA and Adrian, KO8SCA are QRV as
6O6O until January 16.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via M0OXO.

MALAWI, 7Q.  John, N6JW is QRV as 7Q7JW.  Activity is on 40 and 20
meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y.  Thomas, DL9OBQ is QRV as 9Z4/DL9OBQ from
Saint Augustine, Trinidad Island, IOTA SA-011, until February 7.
Activity is on 30, 17 and 15 meters using mostly CW.  QSL to home
call.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Steve, KG4LJB is QRV as C6AJB from Eleuthera Island,
IOTA NA-001, until January 20.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to
17 Meters.  QSL to home call.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  A group of operators will be QRV as DU0DM from
Corregidor Island, IOTA OC-244, on January 13 and 14.  Activity will
be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital
modes.  QSL direct to DU1MS.

ERITREA, E3.  A group of operators will be QRV as E31A from January
14 to 23.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY.  The main objective of this trip is to support the Eritrean
National Olympic Committee.  QSL via JH1AJT.

FRANCE, F.  Operators Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE are QRV using
special event call sign TM390SR until June 16 to commemorate the
siege of La Rochelle 390 years ago.  QSL via F4DTO.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Heli, DD0VR will be QRV as FG/DD0VR from January 14
to 20.  Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using only SSB.
QSL to home call.

DOMINICA, J7.  Heli, DD0VR is QRV as J70VR until January 14.
Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using only SSB.  QSL to home
call.

NORWAY, LA.  Members of the NRRL are QRV with special calls
LM90NRRL, LM90HQ and LM90C throughout 2018 to celebrate their 90th
year as the IARU Society.

BULGARIA, LZ.  Special event station LZ140LO is QRV until the end of
March to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Bulgarian Independence.
QSL via LZ1ZF.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Joeke, PA0VDV will be QRV as PJ2/PA0VDV from January
16 to February 8.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using only
CW.  QSL to home call.

ANTARCTICA.  Nikolai, RW6ACM is QRV as RI1ANA from the Molodezhnaya
Base Station, IOTA AN-016, until sometime in February.  Activity is
in his spare time on all HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital
modes.  QSL via RN1ON.

NAMIBIA, V5.  Rudi, DK7PE is QRV as V5/DK7PE until the end of
January.  Activity is on the HF bands, but with a focus on 160 and
60 meters.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX 160 Meter contest.  QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Sumio, JI1MDM will be QRV as V63AKB48 using SSB,
and V63AKB using FT8, from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, from January
15 to 18.  Activity will be on 20, 17, 15 and 12 meters.  QSL to
home call.

BURKINA FASO, XT.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as XT2AW from Ouagadougou
until January 22.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65.  He may also try to be active
on 60 meters.  QSL via M0OXO.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from January
13 to 21.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB.
This includes being active in the upcoming North America SSB QSO
Party.  QSL direct to home call.


THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The North American CW QSO Party, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YB DX SSB
Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA
PSK63 Prefix Contest,  NRAU-Baltic Contest and DARC 10-Meter Contest
are all on tap for this weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for January
15.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 17.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see January 2018 QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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ZCZC AE01
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 1  ARLD001
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 4, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD001
ARLD001 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA4NC, K1ZZ, WB2TJO, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

FIJI, 3D2.  Jim, WB2TJO is QRV as 3D2JS from Taveuni Island, IOTA
OC-016, until March 13.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB
and some digital modes.  QSL to home call.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Trung, W6TN is QRV as 3W9T until January 11.
Activity is on 40 and 20 meters using CW.  QSL via LoTW.

SAMOA, 5W.  Atsu, 5W1SA is QRV with special call 5W20SAMOA during
all of 2018.  QSL via LoTW.

SOMALIA, 6O.  Operators Ken, LA7GIA and Adrian, KO8SCA are QRV as
6O6O until January 16.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via M0OXO.

BHUTAN, A5.  Pat, N2IEN is QRV as A52PD until January 14.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW and various digital modes.
QSL via NR6M.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9.  Daniel, CT2GXZ is QRV as C81DL from Maputo.  His
activity of late has been on 40 and 20 meters using SSB.  QSL via
operator's instructions.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DQ800HRO is
QRV until July 31, and then from September 1 to December 31, during
the celebration of the founding 800 years ago of the Hanseatic city
Rostock.  QSL via DL5KVV.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Burt, FG8OJ is now QRV on 160, 80 and 40 meters.
QSL via F4AVX.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  During the Winter Olympic Games, until
February 28 all South Korean licensed stations and operators may
change the number in their callsigns to 23.

PANAMA, HP.  Will, AA4NC will be QRV as HP1/AA4NC from January 10 to
24.  Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and possibly other digital modes.  QSL direct to home
call.  In addition, look for operators HP1MAC, HP1RIS, HP1YLS and
HP1DRK to be QRV as H91IT from Taboga Island, IOTA NA-072, from
January 6 to 9.  QSL via HP1RCP.

THAILAND, HS.  John, ZB2JK is QRV as HS0ZIQ from Phuket Island, IOTA
AS-053, until January 10.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL to home
call.

JAPAN, JA.  Take, JA8DKJ is QRV as 8J8SSF from Hokkaido, IOTA
AS-078, until February 12 during the Sapporo Snow Festival.  QSL via
bureau.

PERU, OA.  Members of the Radio Club Peruano are QRV with special
event callsign 4T18PAX during all of January to commemorate the
Apostolic visit of Pope Francis.  Activity is on all HF bands using
CW, SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and FT8.  QSL via OA4O.

ANTIGUA, V2.  Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as V25RA from January 8 to
10.  Activity will be holiday style with QRP power on 20 meters
using SSB.  QSL to home call.

BELIZE, V3.  Jim, W2JHP is QRV as V31TA from Turneffe Atoll, IOTA
NA-123, until January 10.  Activity is in his spare time on the HF
bands using mostly SSB, and possibly some digital modes.  QSL direct
to EA5GL.

CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9.  Jim, ND9M is QRV with special call VQ920JC.
He is generally active on 17 meters using CW.  QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW.  John, KK4FB is QRV as XW4FB from January 9 to 23.  QSL
via LoTW.

COUNTRY NAME CORRECTION.  As reported in 2017 DX News Bulletin
ARLD052, the correct country for the RI50ANO operation from
Bellingshausen Base on King George Island, IOTA AN-010 is South
Shetlands, not Antarctica.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL RTTY Roundup, Kid's Day SSB
Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint,
PODXS 070 Club PSKFest, World Wide PMC Contest and EUCW 160-Meter CW
Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 10.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see January 2018 QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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