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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD005 (2009)

ARLD005 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 5  ARLD005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 5, 2009
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD005 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NC1L, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, DXNL, 425 DX News, The Daily DX,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites.  Thanks to all.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6.  John, 9M6XRO and Steve, 9M6DXX will be QRV from
Sabah, IOTA OC-088, from February 7 to 10.  Activity will be on 160
to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL both calls via M0URX.

ANDORRA, C3.  Finn, OV8FM and Martin, 5P1M will be QRV as C3/OV8FM
and C3/5P1M, respectively, from February 10 to 13.  Activity will be
on 40 and 20 meters using SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK.  QSL via OV1A.

ENGLAND, G.  Tim, G4STH and Hazel, G4YLO are QRV using special event
callsign GB50BH until March 3 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of
the death of the singer Buddy Holly.  QSL via G4STH.

DOMINICA, J7.  John, K3TEJ will be QRV as J7N from February 11 to
27.  Activity will be on 160, 30, 17 and 12 meters using CW and
RTTY.  This includes entries in the upcoming CQ WW RTTY and ARRL DX
CW contests as Single Op/ALL Band entries.  QSL to home call.

ST. VINCENT, J8.  Nigel, G3TXF is QRV as J88XF from Mayreau Island,
IOTA NA-025, one of the smaller Grenadine islands, until February 9.
Activity is on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using only CW.  QSL to home

DESECHEO ISLAND, KP5.  Look for a group of operators to be QRV as
K5D from February 12 to 26.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via N2OO.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2.  Jerry, P29ZAD is QRV from Buka Island, IOTA
OC-135.  QSL to home call.

SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND, VP8.  Lars, VP8DIF ha been QRV on 20 meters
using RTTY around 1630 to 1900z.  QSL via DJ9ZB.

NICARAGUA, YN.  Andrei, NP3D will be QRV as H7/NP3D and YN2/EW1AR
from February 11 to 15.  This includes activity as YN2S in the
upcoming CQ WW RTTY contest.  QSL direct to home call.
OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT.  The following operations are
approved for DXCC credit:  Bhutan, A5100A, 2008 operation;
Afghanistan, T6EE, Additional documentation has been received to
include 2006 and 2007 operations. If you had a QSO rejected for
these dates send a note to to be placed on the list
for an update;  Republic of the Congo, TN5SN, current operation
effective October 2008; Chad, TT8HA, operations for 2007 and 2008;
Chad, TT8SK, operations for 2008 and 2009; Albania, ZA/F4DTO, 2008
operation; and Albania, ZA0/I0SNY, ZA0/I8LWK, ZA0/I8YGZ, ZA0/IK2AQZ
and ZA0/IK7JWX, operations in 2008.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Mexico RTTY International Contest,
North American CW Sprint, NCCC Sprint, Vermont QSO Party, YL-ISSB
CW/RTTY QSO Party, 10-10 International Winter Phone Contest, Black
Sea Cup International, World Wide PMC CW Contest, Minnesota QSO
Party, FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, British Columbia QSO Challenge, AGCW
Straight Key Party, Delaware QSO Party and the New Mexico QSO Party
will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.  The ARRL
School Club Roundup runs from February 9 to 13.  The NAQCC Straight
Key/Bug Sprint and RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship are both
scheduled for February 11.  Pleased see February QST, page 82 and
the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.


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