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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD006 (2018)

ARLD006 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 6  ARLD006
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 1, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD006 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
WB0TEV, 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.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Chuck, W0DLE is QRV as 3W9DLE from Ho Chi Minh City
until April 30.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8.
This includes being entries in the upcoming ARRL DX and Russian DX
contests.  QSL direct to home call.

BOUVET, 3Y.  A group of operators will be QRV as 3Y0Z until February
28.  Activity will be on 160 to 2 meters with multiple stations
using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8, with EME on 6 and 2 meters.  QSL via
SAMOA, 5W.  Dick, AD7AF will be QRV as 5W0LR from February 4 to 22.
Activity will be on 40 to 15 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using
primarily CW and FT8 with some SSB, depending on band conditions.
This includes being active in the upcoming ARRL DX CW contest.  QSL
direct to home call.
BAHAMAS, C6.  Operators Tim, N4UM, Bob, N4BP and Mike, K4RUM will be
QRV as C6ARU, C6AKQ, and C6AUM, respectively, from Great Abaco
Island, IOTA NA-080, from February 6 to 20.  Activity will be on 160
to 6 meters with a focus on CW, and the upcoming CQ WPX RTTY and
ARRL DX CW contests.  QSL direct to home calls.
COMOROS, D6.  Giovanni, IK5BCM, Giuseppe, IK5CBE and Giovanni,
IK5CRH are QRV as D68I until February 10.  Activity is on 80 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via IK5CRH.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Chris, F4EBK is QRV as DU3/F4EBK from Baliuag on
Luzon, IOTA OC-042, during the month of February.  Activity is on
20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

ESTONIA, ES.  A number of amateur radio operators are active with an
ES100 prefix until March 31 to mark the 100th birthday of the
Estonian Republic.
SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Bernard, DL2GAC is QRV as H44MS until May 2.
QSL to home call.

ITALY, I.  Various members of the Amateur Radio Club of United
Nations Global Service Centre are QRV as 4U13FEB from Brindisi until
March 31 to promote United Nations World Radio Day.  Activity is on
various HF bands.  QSL via 9A2AA.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2.  Haru, JA1XGI is QRV as P29VXG from New
Britain Island, IOTA OC-008, until February 7.  Activity is on 160,
80, 40, 30 and 20 meters.  QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8.  Mitsuhiko, JL3WXS is QRV as T88XS from Koror Island,
IOTA OC-009, until February 5.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

MALI, TZ.  Youma is now QRV as TZ5YL.  She has been active on 17
meters using CW.  QSL to home call.

BELIZE, V3.  Victor, WB0TEV and Scott, KK7JS will be QRV as V31VP
and V31CQ, respectively, from Blackman Eddy from February 8 to 12.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters.  This includes being active as
V31VP in the upcoming CQ WPX RTTY contest.  QSL to home calls.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  Bernie, W3UR is QRV as V47UR from St.
Kitts, IOTA NA 104, until February 12.  Activity is holiday style on
160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and some FT8 from grid square FK87.
QSL via NR6M.

CANADA, VE.  Pierre, VE3KTB and Alex, VE1RUS will be QRV as VY0ERC
from Nunavut, Ellesmere Island, IOTA NA-008, from February 4 to
April 1.  Activity will be in their spare time mostly on 40 and 20
meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via M0OXO.

KOSOVO, Z6.  Station Z60A is QRV on the HF bands.  In addition,
Z61DX has been active on 20 meters using CW and SSB at various
times.  QSL via OH2BH.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The AM Rally, NRAU 10-Meter Activity
Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint,
Vermont QSO Party, 10-10 International SSB Winter Contest, Mexico
RTTY International Contest, Black Sea Cup International, F9AA CW
Cup, Minnesota QSO Party, FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, AGCW 80-Meter CW
Straight Key Party, British Columbia QSO Party, FISTS Winter Slow
Speed CW Sprint and North American CW Sprint will certain keep
contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 5.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for February 6.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, Phone Fray and
QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for February 7.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see February 2018 QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.


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