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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD008 (2006)

ARLD008 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 8  ARLD008
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 23, 2006
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD008 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
DL2SBY, KK6T, N1RL, NC1L, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily
DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM
web sites.  Thanks to all.

KENYA, 5Z.  Mike, OM2DX and Palo, OM2NW are QRV from Nairobi as
5Z4/homecalls until March 6.  Activity is on all bands and modes.
QSL 5Z4/OM2DX via OM3JW and 5Z4/OM2NW to home call.

GUYANA, 8R.  Ken, K7ZUM and Craig, AH8DX will be QRV as 8R1ZUM and
8R1EA, respectively, from February 28 to March 7.  Prior to the
upcoming ARRL DX contest, look for activity mostly on RTTY and the
newer bands.  8R1EA will place an emphasis on 160 meters before and
after the contest.  QSL to home calls.

MALTA, 9H.  Members of the Texas DX Society will be QRV as 9H3W,
9H3DX, 9H3V, 9H3RY, 9H3WF, 9H3UO, along with two other 9H3 calls,
from March 1 to 8.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and
possibly 160 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK.  They will be
active in the upcoming ARRL DX contest as 9H3DX.  QSL all calls via

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2.  Aniko, HA5TAA will be QRV as 9M2/HA5TAA from
Tioman Island, IOTA AS-046, from February 27 to March 12.  She will
be active mainly on 20 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

TAIWAN, BV.  Mike, K0PY will be QRV as BW2/K0PY while on work
assignment here.  Activity is on the low end of 40 and 20 meters
using CW.  His length of stay is unknown.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Bill, NE1B is QRV as C6AWB from Chubb Cay, IOTA
NA-054, until March 3.  He will be active in the CQ WW 160 Meter SSB
contest as well.  He will also be active from New Providence Island,
IOTA NA-001, from March 3 to 5.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS.  Lee, DT8A is QRV from the Korean King
Sejong Station on King George Island.  QSL via HL2FDW.
KERGUELEN ISLANDS, FT5X.  Gil, FT5WL plans to be QRV as FT5XP on
February 27 and 28.  QSL via F4EFI.

FRENCH GUYANA, FY.  Steve, MW0ZZK and Florent, F4CYZ are QRV as
TO7IR from Royale Island, IOTA SA-020, until February 27.  Activity
is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL
via IZ8CCW.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0.  Kasimir, DL2SBY will be QRV as HB0/DL2SBY from
February 25 to March 4.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31.  QSL to home call.

SVALBARD, JW.  Operators JW8AJA, JW9DFA and JW9VDA are QRV until
March 1.  Activity is on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL
JW8AJA and JW9VDA via LA9VDA and JW9DFA via LA9DFA.

PUERTO RICO, KP4.  Joachim, WP3F will be QRV in the CQ WW 160 Meter
SSB contest.  QSL via OK1DOT.
BULGARIA, LZ.  To commemorate the 128th anniversary of the
liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire, the Balkan Contest
Club will be QRV as LZ128LO from March 1 to 31.  QSL to LZ1KZA.

SURINAME, PZ.  Steve, MW0ZZK and Florent, F4CYZ will be QRV as PZ5ZZ
and PZ5CY, respectively, from February 28 to March 8.  Activity will
be on 80 to 6 meters.  QSL via IZ8CCW.

DODECANESE, SV5.  Willi, DJ7RJ will be QRV as SV5/DJ7RY from Kos
Island, IOTA EU-001, from February 27 to March 18.  Activity will be
on the lower bands.  QSL to home call.

KALININGRAD, UA2.  Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be QRV as
RK2FWA in the CQ WW 160 Meter SSB contest as a Multi Op entry.  QSL
via DK4VW.

AUSTRALIA, VK.  Look for special event stations AX3MCG and AX3GAMES
to be QRV from March 1 to 31 during the 18th Commonwealth Games
being held in Melbourne.  Activity will be on all bands.  Individual
Australian amateurs may substitute the AX prefix during the games
period.  QSL both calls via the VK3 bureau.

VP2V/G6AY from Anegada Island, IOTA NA-023, until March 1.  Activity
is primarily on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB, and possibly 160
meters CW.  QSL via G3SWH.

OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC.  The following operations are approved
for DXCC credit:  Desecheo Island, K3LP/KP5 and N3KS/KP5, from
December 16 and 17, 2005.

BULLETIN CORRECTION.  As mentioned in DX news ARLD007 for Juma,
A71EM.  The correct country name for A7 is Qatar.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest, Russian
PSK WW Contest, REF SSB Contest, UBA DX CW Contest, Mississippi QSO
Party, CZEBRIS CW Contest, North American RTTY QSO Party, High Speed
Club CW Contest, North Carolina QSO Party and the CQC Winter QSO
Party will keep contesters busy this weekend.  Please see February
QST, page 100 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.


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