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ZCZC AE17
QST de W1AW 
DX Bulletin 17  ARLD017
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  April 19, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

SB DX ARL ARLD017
ARLD017 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
S50U, WB6Z, 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.



MAURITIUS, 3B8.  Giulio, IW3HVB is QRV as 3B8MB until April 27.
Activity is on 2 meters and 23 cm using EME.  QSL to home call.

ISRAEL, 4X.  Artur, 4X4DZ, Alex, 4Z4AK, Hilik, 4X6YA and Jan, 4X1VF
will be QRV with special event call 4X0BG on April 20 and 21 during
the Holyland contest.  QSL via bureau.

ZAMBIA, 9J.  Brian, 9J2BO plans to be QRV in the CQMM DX contest.
QSL direct to G3TEV.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L.  Mark, KW4XJ plans to be QRV as 9L/KW4XJ near
Freetown in the CQMM DX contest.  QSL to home call.

NEPAL, 9N.  Sergei, R4WAA is QRV as 9N7WA until April 27.  Activity
is on the HF bands using CW and various digital modes.  QSL to home
call.

MOROCCO, CN.  A large group of operators are QRV as 5C5AF from Ile
de Mogador, IOTA AF-065, until April 22.  QSL via I8LWL.  In
addition, special event station 5C13SIA will be QRV from April 24 to
28 to commemorate the 13th International Exhibition of Agriculture
being held in Meknes City.  QSL direct to CN8WW.

BOLIVIA, CP.  Enrique, CP6UA plans to be QRV in the CQMM DX contest.
Activity will be with CW and SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ.  Rick, AI5P, Barry, N0KV, Gregory, W0ZA and
James, WD0E are QRV as FJ/AI5P and FJ/N0KV until April 27.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, with some Satellite
activity as well.  QSL to home calls.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Bernhard, DL2GAC and Cezar, VE3LYC will be QRV
as H44R from Mbanika Island, IOTA OC-168, from April 22 to 25.
Activity will be on 40 to 17 meters using CW and SSB with two
stations active.  QSL direct to VE3LYC.

ST. VINCENT, J8.  Brian, GW4DVB will be QRV as J88PI from Palm
Island, IOTA NA-025, from April 21 to 29.  Activity will be on 40 to
6 meters using only SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

JAPAN, JA.  Special event station 8J1ITU is QRV from Honshu Island,
IOTA AS-007, until May 31 to commemorate World Telecommunication and
Information Society Day that will be held on May 17.  QSL via
bureau.

SLOVENIA, S5.  Special event station S50RTVS is QRV until December
31, 2018 to celebrate 90 years of radio broadcasting and 60 years of
television programs broadcasting by the Public Institute Radio and
Television Corporation of Slovenia.  QSL via bureau.

TURKEY, TA.  Ben, DL7UCX and Bernd, DL7VBJ are QRV as TA0/homecalls
from Marmara Island, IOTA AS-201, until April 26.  Activity is on
the HF bands.  QSL to home calls.  In addition, special event
station TC23TC will be QRV on April 21 to 23 to celebrate the 23rd
April Children Fest.  QSL via operators' instructions.

ST KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  Alex, W1CDC will be QRV as V47CDC from St.
Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from April 23 to May 5.  Activity will be on 80
to 10 meters using only CW.  QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Sho, JA7HMZ is QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei Island,
IOTA OC-010, until April 24.  Activity is on the HF bands with a
focus on 160 meters using FT8.  QSL direct to home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X.  James, N1YC and Wilbert, PE7T are QRV as
VK9X/homecalls until April 21.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using
CW and SSB.  QSL VK9X/N1YC via W5UE and VK9X/PE7T via PE7T.

KOSOVO, Z6.  Uwe, DG8NCO plans to be QRV as Z66EME from April 21 to
30.  Activity will be on 2 meters and 70 cm using EME.  QSL to home
call.


THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
Holyland DX Contest, ES Open HF Championship, Worked All Provinces
of China DX Contest, QRP to the Field, CQMM CW DX Contest, YU DX
Contest, Nebraska QSO Party, Michigan QSO Party, EA-QRP CW Contest,
Feld Hell Sprint and the Ontario QSO Party are all on tap for this
weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, 432 MHz Spring Sprint, UKEICC 80-Meter
CW Contest, Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for April
25.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see April QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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ZCZC AE16
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 16  ARLD016
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 12, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD016
ARLD016 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
UR5BCP, 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.

AGALEGA AND ST. BRANDON ISLANDS, 3B6,7.  A large group of operators
are QRV as 3B7A from Saint Brandon Island, IOTA AF-015, until April
17.  Activity is on the HF bands with five stations active using CW,
SSB and RTTY.  QSL via F5CWU.

CROATIA, 9A.  Dusan, S52DG is QRV as 9A/S52DG/p from Krk Island,
IOTA EU-136, until April 15.  Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10
meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Oleh, UR5BCP will be QRV as E51BCP from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, from April 15 to 20.  Activity will
be on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FM and various digital modes.
This includes some SOTA activations.  QSL via KD7WPJ.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8.  Mike, DG5LAC is QRV as EA8/DG5LAC from
Fuerteventura, IOTA AF-004, until April 28.  Activity is on the HF
bands using SSB and FT8.  QSL to home call.

MOLDOVA, ER.  Ben, DL7UCX and Bernd, DL7VBJ are QRV as ER/home calls
until April 15.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and
various digital modes.  QSL to home calls.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Bodo, DF8DX will be QRV as DU1WQY/1 from Palawan
Island, IOTA OC-128, from April 15 to 18.  QSL to home call.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0.  Antonio, AH0D is QRV from Saipan Island, IOTA
OC-086.  QSL direct to home call.

DENMARK, OZ.  Special event station 5P0WARD will be QRV on April 18
to mark the 93rd World Amateur Radio Day.  The station will be
active with various call sign extensions.  QSL via LoTW.

TUVALU, T2.  Antoine, 3D2AG is QRV as T2AR from Funafuti, IOTA
OC-015, until April 21.  Activity is in his spare time on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8.  QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8.  Kazuhiro, JA7WFT and Shinichi, JI6IHG will be QRV as
T88FT and T88IH, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from
April 17 to 25.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  QSL to home
calls.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32.  Ken, KH6QJ will be QRV as T32AZ from Kiritimati
Island, IOTA OC-024, from April 17 to 24.  Activity will be on 20,
15 and 10 meters.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming
Worked All Provinces China contest.  QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Sho, JA7HMZ will be QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei
Island, IOTA OC-010, from April 18 to 24.  Activity will primarily
be on 160 meters using FT8.  QSL direct to home call.

VANUATU, YJ.  Grant, VK5GR will be QRV as YJ0AG from Efate Island,
IOTA OC-035, from April 16 to 30.  Activity will be on 80 to 10
meters using some CW, SSB and various digital modes.  This include
being an entry in the upcoming SP DX RTTY Contest.  QSL via M0OXO.

ROMANIA, YO.  Special event station YR57GC is QRV until April 20 to
commemorate the first manned space flight 57 years ago by cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin.  QSL via YO8AXP.

KOSOVO, Z6.  A group of operators will be QRV as Z66D from April 14
to 22.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8
with several stations active.  QSL via OK6DJ.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL SSB Rookie Roundup, Japan
International DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, QRP
ARCI Spring CW QSO Party, OK/OM DX SSB Contest, F9AA PSK Cup, New
Mexico QSO Party, Georgia QSO Party, North Dakota QSO Party, Yuri
Gagarin International DX Contest, International Vintage HF Contest,
WAB 3.5/7/14 MHz Data Modes and the Hungarian 80-Meter Straight Key
CW Contest are scheduled for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for April 16.

The 222 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 17.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for April
18.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see April QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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