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ZCZC AE33
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 33  ARLD033
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  August 17, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD033
ARLD033 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
HL4CCM, RW6HS, SP8TK, 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.

SAMOA, 5W.  Bert, CX3AN will be QRV as 5W0HA from Upolu Island, IOTA
OC-097, from August 19 to 26.  Activity will be holiday style on the
HF bands.  QSL direct to home call.

LESOTHO, 7P.  Quintus, ZS2KU and Vaughan, ZS2VR are QRV as 7P8QM and
7P8VRR, respectively, from the Sani Pass Region until August 21.
Activity is on 20 and 15 meters.  QSL to home calls.

CUBA, CO.  A group of operators will be QRV as T45FM from the Faro
Puta Maya Lighthouse, ILLW CU-005, during the International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity will be with six stations
active on all bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL
direct to RW6HS.

PORTUGAL, CT.  A group of operators from the Nucleo de Radioamadores
da Armada will be QRV as CR1FF from the Farol da Ponta Ferraria
Lighthouse on Sao Miguel Island, IOTA EU-003, during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity is on the HF
bands using CW and SSB.  QSL via CS5NRA.

SABLE ISLAND, CY0.   Aaron, VA1AXC is QRV as CYO/VA1AXC until the
end of August.  He is active on 20 meters using SSB.  QSL via
JE1LET.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Operators DH3WO, DJ2HD, DJ2BQ and
DL3DXX will be QRV as DA2017LH from Fluegge Lighthouse during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity will be on 80
to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via DJ2HD.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Dale, KE0BRZ, is QRV as DU1/KE0BRZ from Palawan
until August 22.  Activity is holiday style on 20 meters using SSB
and QRP power.  QSL direct to home call.

SPAIN, EA.  A group of operators will be QRV as EG1LWV from the Faro
Cabo Vilano Lighthouse during the International Lighthouse/Lightship
Weekend.  QSL via EA1HNP.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO.   Operators F6BCW and F6DTZ are QRV as TX5EG
from Moorea until September 5.  They may also be active as FO/F6BCW
and FO/F6DTZ, respectively.  Activity is on 80 to 12 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK.  QSL via operators' instructions.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Members of the Gwangju DX Club are QRV as
D73G from Ap'ae Island, IOTA AS-060, until August 20.  Activity is
on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via
6L0NJ.

PANAMA, HP.  Members of the Radio Club de Panama will be QRV as 3E1L
from the Canal Miraflores Lighthouse during the International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  QSL via HP1RCP.

POLAND, SP.  Special event station HF700LUB is QRV until August 2018
to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the city Lublin.  Activity is
on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via
SP8AB.  In addition, look for 3Z20ILLW to be QRV from the
Jaroslawiec Lighthouse, ILLW PL-0014, during the International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  QSL via bureau.

ANTARCTICA.  Raj, VU3LBP is QRV as VU3LBP/p from the Bharati
Station, Larsemann Hills, IOTA AN-016, until November 2017.  QSL via
I1HYW.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7.  Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as V73/WW6RG from
Kwajalein Atoll from August 21 to 24.  Activity will be on 14205 kHz
using SSB between 0300 and 0730z.  QSL to home call.

INDIA, VU.  Members of the Goa Radio Amateurs Society will be QRV as
AU2LH from the Betul Lighthouse during the International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL direct to VU2YQ.

MEXICO, XE.  Members of the Radioexperimentadores de Campeche will
be QRV as 4A3AA from the Isla Aguada Lighthouse during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  QSL via XE3AA.

CAMBODIA, XU.  Rene, F6CTW is QRV as XU7AEZ from Phnom Penh until
August 29.  Activity is on 20 meters using CW.  QSL direct to home
call.

INDONESIA, YB.  Special event station YB67TJG will be QRV from
August 20 to 27 to mark the founding of the province Jawa Tengah 67
years ago.  This includes operations from the Borobudur Central Java
Amateur Radio Fair 2017.  QSL via operators' instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY, ARRL 10
GHz and Up Contest, International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, QRP
20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, SARTG
World Wide RTTY Contest, Russian District Award Contest, Keyman's
Club of Japan CW Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, North American SSB QSO
Party, CVA DX CW Contest and SARL HF Digital Contest will certainly
keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Solar Eclipse QSO Party and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are
scheduled for August 21.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are
scheduled for August 23.

Please see August 2017 QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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ARLD032 DX news

ZCZC AE32
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 32  ARLD032
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  August 10, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD032
ARLD032 DX news

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.


MARKET REEF, OJ0.  Martti, OH2BH and Henri, OH3JR signing OJ0BH and
OJ0JR, respectively, will be QRV from August 12 to 19, using the new
FT8 digital mode.  They will also be active in the Worked All Europe
DX Contest as well as make appearances on the traditional modes
during any audible propagation.

ISRAEL, 4X.  Udi, 4X6ZM and friends plan to activate the Baram
National Park (Synagogue section Sn-02, Church section Ch-05,
Holyland M-03-ZF, 4XFF-0005, WW Loc. KM37rb) for the HOCOTA
programme on August 11.  They will be QRV as 4X0B on HF using SSB
and CW.  QSL via 4X6ZM direct via the bureau or LoTW.

ALGERIA, 7X.  Bodo, DF8DX is currently QRV as 7Y0A until August 26
from Bechar using SSB and CW.  QSL via ClubLog OQRS.

ENGLAND, G.  Special event station GB4RFR operates around the Flight
Refueling Hamfest on August 13.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, K.  K7I is the call of a special event
station commemorating the birth of the first IBM-PC. They are QRV
until August 14.  This is one in a series of activities for marking
historic milestones in air and spacecraft technology.  For QSL
information see qrz.com.

RUSSIA, UE.  UE80AR draws attention to the founding of the
Archangelsk Oblast 80 years ago and is QRV until the end of
September.  An award is available as well.  QSL via RN1ON.

INDIA, VU.  Madhukar, VU2MUD plans to use the call AT5M in the WAE
contest from Bengaluru.  QSL via VU2MUD, ClubLog.

MALTA, 9H.  Oliver, DF6MS will be operating holiday-style from Gozo
as 9H3BW until August 19 on 40 to 15 meters, using CW only, running
a QRP rig.  QSL via DF6MS.

SVALBARD, JW.  Look for Volkmar, DL4AOJ signing JW/DL4AOJ on the HF
bands, using SSB and CW, until August 14.  QSL via home call.

MAYOTTE, FH.  Heye, DJ9RR is QRV as FH/DJ9RR until August 14.  Look
for him using CW and RTTY on 80 to 10 meters.  QSL direct or via the
DARC QSL Bureau and LoTW.

FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA, V6.  Chusuke, JR1FKR will be operating
as V63FKR while on vacation from September 27 to October 2, using
SSB and RTTY on 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 meters.  QSL direct only to
JR1FKR.

VANUATU, YJ.  Adam, K7ST will be QRV as YJ0ST from several different
islands until mid October, before sailing on to Australia.  QSL via
EA5GL.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0.  Tina, DL5YL and Fred, DL5YM will be QRV as
HB0/home calls from September 21 to October 7.  Look for them on 160
to 30 meters.  Tina will be emphasizing low band activity towards
JA, VK and ZL on the long path.

MAURITIUS, 3B8.  Hans, PA3HGT will be QRV as 3B8/PA3HGT from
September 5 to 22.  Activity will be holiday style on 40, 20 and 10
meters using mainly SSB and sometimes the digital modes.  QSL via
his home call sign, via the Bureau, direct or LoTW.

GUINEA, 3YX.  Operators Alain, F5OZC and Sebastien, F8DQZ will be
active as 3XY3D from November 1 to 30.  Activity will be on 40 to 10
meters using mainly CW.  QSL via F5OZC, by the REF Bureau or direct.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Alex, F4GHS will be active as E51GHS from
two of the South Cook Islands during August.  He will be QRV from
Aitutaki Island (OC-083) until August 16 and from Rarotonga Island
(OC-013) from August 16 to 25.  Activity will be holiday style on
various HF bands.  QSL via his home call.


LIGHTHOUSE OPERATIONS.  GB0BLH will operate from Berwick Lighthouse
(ILLW UK0077) from August 14 to 21, including the ILL weekend on
August 19 and 20.  QSL only via bureau and eQSL.  Operators Moses,
CM2YV, Bob, CO2KL, Amed, CO2AME and possibly others will be active
as T45FM from the Faro Puta Maya Lighthouse (ILLW CU-005) during the
ILL weekend.  They plan to have six stations active on all bands
using CW, SSB and digital modes.  QSL via RW6HS, direct only.

MELLISH REEF, VK9M.  Operators Dietmar, DL3DXX, Morten, LB8DC,
Robert, N7QT, Brian, N9ADG, Eric, SM1ALH, Hawk, SM5AQD, Lasse,
SM5GLC and David, W5XU will be active as VK9MA from November 3 to
16.  They will be QRV on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
They plan to have five stations on the air.  QSL via N7QT, direct,
via the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW or eQSL.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The WAE DX Contest, CW, SKCC Weekend
Sprintathon and Maryland-DC QSO Party are on tap for this weekend.
The MMMonVHF/DUBUS 144 MHz Meteorscatter Sprint is on August 11.
Please see August QST page 86 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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