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ZCZC AE47
QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 47  ARLD047
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  November 15, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

SB DX ARL ARLD047
ARLD047 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA3B, 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.

MADAGASCAR, 5R.  Alex, K2BB and Pavel, UU0JR will be QRV as 5R8UM
from Nosy Be Island, IOTA AF-057, from November 19 to 29.  Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW
contest.  QSL via LoTW.

NIGER, 5U.  Pierre, HB9AMO will be QRV as 5U9AMO from Niamey from
November 20 to December 3.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters
using CW.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via M0URX.

UGANDA, 5X.  Alan, G3XAQ plans to be QRV as 5X1XA from November 17
to 25.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide
DX CW contest as a Single Op/Single Band on 20 meter entry.  QSL via
G3SWH.

TONGA, A3.  Ronald, PA3EWP, Martin, PA4WM, Pat, EI5IX and Tom,
GM4FDM are QRV as A35EU from Tongatapu, IOTA OC-049, until November
27.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and some
FT8, with three stations active.  QSL via GM4FDM.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Mike, KN4EEI and George, AA7JV are QRV as C6AGU from
Water Cay, IOTA NA-001, until December 3.  Activity is mainly on
160, 80 and 40 meters using CW and FT8.  This includes being entries
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW and ARRL 160 Meter contests.
QSL via operators' instructions.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Audie, DU1ZDR and Gazelle, DU1ZDQ plan to be QRV
as DZ1A/DU2 from Basco Batanes, Batanes Islands, IOTA OC-093, on
November 19 and 20.  Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters using SSB
and some CW.  QSL via operators' instructions.

IRAN, EP.  A group of operators will be QRV as EP6RRC from Shif
Island, IOTA AS-189P, from November 17 to 23.  Activity will be on
160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 with three stations active.
QSL via R7AL.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Members of the Radio Club Guadeloupe are QRV as
TO40R until November 25 celebrating the Route du Rhum single-handed
yacht race from Saint-Malo, France to Pointe-a-Pitre.  QSL via LoTW.

HONDURAS, HR.  Operators LZ5VV, SP4Z and N2WQ will be QRV as
HR9/home calls from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, from November 17 to
25.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.
This includes being active as HQ9X as a Multi/2 entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL HQ9X via KQ1F, and
HR9/LZ5VV and HR9/SP4Z to home calls.  QSL HR9/N2WQ via LoTW.

MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1.  Take, JG8NQJ is QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1 while
working for three months at the weather station here.  Activity is
in his spare time on 80 to 10 meters using CW and some RTTY.  QSL to
home call.

BELGIUM, ON.  Special event station OP7VA is QRV until November 30
to commemorate the end of World War I.  Activity is on 80 to 10
meters.  QSL via ON7VA.

BONAIRE, PJ4.  Operators Ward, N0AX, Robert, S53R and Scott, W4PA
will be QRV as PJ4/home calls from November 18 to 25.  Activity will
be on the HF bands.  They plan to be active as PJ4Q in the upcoming
CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via home calls, and PJ4Q via W4PA.

SINT MAARTEN, PJ7.  Oleh, UR5BCP will be QRV as PJ7/UR5BCP from
November 17 to 21.  Activity will be on 20 and 15 meters focusing on
CW and FT8.  QSL via KD7WPJ.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2.  Bud, AA3B will be QRV as V26K from
Antigua, IOTA NA-100, from November 19 to 26.  Activity will be on
the HF bands using primarily CW.  This includes being an entry in
the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL direct to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Shu, JA1FMN will be QRV as V63PSK from Weno Island,
IOTA OC-011, from November 19 to 25.  Activity will be holiday style
on 40 to 15 meters using JT65 and FT8.  QSL direct to home call.  In
addition, Sho, JA7HMZ will be QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei Island, IOTA
OC-010, from November 19 to 26.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters
with a focus on FT8.  He will be active as V6A in the upcoming CQ
World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL both calls direct to JA7HMZ.

VIET NAM, XV.  Mats, RM2D will be QRV as XV9D from November 18 to
December 2.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters, and
possibly 80 meters, depending on conditions, using mostly CW.  This
includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.
QSL via EA5GL.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL SSB Sweepstakes Contest, LZ DX
Contest, All Austrian 160-Meter CW Contest, REF 160-Meter CW
Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, RSGB 2nd 1.8 MHz CW Contest and Homebrew
and Oldtime Equipment CW Party will certainly keep contesters busy
this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is scheduled for November 19.

The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn SSB Series, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone
Fray are scheduled for November 21.
     
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see November QST, page 90, 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 8, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

SB DX ARL ARLD046
ARLD046 DX news

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.

SRI LANKA, 4S.  Peter, DC0KK is QRV as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, IOTA
AS-003, until April 1, 2019.  Activity is on the HF bands using
mainly CW and various digital modes.  QSL via LoTW.

MADAGASCAR, 5R.  Andy, OE7AJH and Thomas, OE7KUT are QRV as 5R8UP
from Antananarivo, IOTA AF-013, until November 13.  Activity is
holiday style on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using CW
and SSB, and mainly during their morning and evening hours.  QSL via
OE7AJH.  In addition, Eric, F6ICX is QRV as 5R8IC from Saint Marie
Island, IOTA AF-090, until mid February 2019.  Activity is holiday
style on 40 to 10 meters using mainly CW, with some SSB, RTTY, and
PSK63.  QSL to home call.

UGANDA, 5X.  Alan, G3XAQ will be QRV as 5X1XA from November 15 to
27.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  This includes being an entry
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW Contest as a Single
Band/Unassisted on 20 meters entry.  QSL to home call.

ALGERIA, 7X.  Some members from the Algerian Radio Amateur Union are
QRV with special event station 7V1N from Djelfa until November 20.
QSL via operators' instructions.

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Braco OE1EMS, will be QRV as 8Q7DX from South Male
Atoll, IOTA AS-013, from November 10 to 25.  Activity will be
holiday style on 160 to 10 meters.  This includes being an entry in
the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

FRANCE, F.  Special event station TM100ARM is QRV until November 12
in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
QSL via F5IQG.

ENGLAND, G.  Members of the Royal Navy Amateur Radio Society are QRV
with special event station GB100ARM until November 28 in
commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
QSL via G0TOC.

ITALY, I.  Members of the Amateur Radio Club at the United Nations
Global Service Centre in Brindisi are QRV as 4U73B until November 23
to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the United
Nations.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters.  QSL via 9A2AA.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2.  John, KE4PLT and Ernesto, KN4PUD are QRV as
KP2/home calls from St. John Island, IOTA NA-106, until November 16.
Activity is on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using mainly SSB with
some FT8.  QSL to home calls.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  Bob, PA5V is QRV as PA1918PAX until the end of
November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World
War I.  QSL via operator's instructions.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA.  Special event stations R130ANT and R130TU are
active until the end of November to celebrate the 130th birthday of
pioneer aircraft designer Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev.  QSL via
UA3IIZ.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Toru, JH0CJH will be QRV as V63YAP from Yap Island,
IOTA OC-012, from November 13 to 18.  QSL to home call.  In
addition, Janusz, AK4JK is QRV as V6JBVS from Kolonia, Pohnpei
Island, IOTA OC-010.  Activity is on 20 meters using CW.  His length
of stay is unknown.  QSL direct to home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X.  Michael, DF8AN is QRV as VK9XQ until
November 17.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY, various
digital modes, and FT8 in DXpedition mode.  QSL to home call.

BERMUDA, VP9.  Georg, DK7LX is QRV as VP9/DK7LX from St. David's
Island until November 20.  Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10
meters using CW.  QSL to home call.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS.  Special event station ZS100WWI is QRV until
November 30 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of
World War I.  QSL via operators' instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Worked All Europe RTTY DX Contest,
Japan International DX Phone Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter
CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club Triple Play Low Band
Sprint, 10-10 International Fall Digital Contest, SARL VHF/UHF
Analogue Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, OK/OM CW DX Contest,
CQ-WE Contest and AWA Bruce Kelley 1929 CW QSO Party will certainly
keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series and 4 States QRP Group Second
Sunday Sprint are scheduled for November 12.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for November 14.
     
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see November QST, page 90, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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