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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD018 (2017)

ARLD018 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 18  ARLD018
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 4, 2017
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD018 DX news

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

LAOS, XW.  Champ will be QRV as XW1IC on May 8, 9 and 10 with an
emphasis on RTTY on 20, 17 and 15 meters.  QSL via OQRS on Club Log,
or paper QSL, via E21EIC.  You can also confirm using LoTW.

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Harald, DF2WO (XT2AW, 9X2AW) is QRV until June 8 as
D44TWO.  He is operating on 80 to 6 meters with a hex beam and
vertical antennas.  QSL via M0OXO.
NORTHERN IRELAND, GI.  Special event call GB0GLS (Gilnahirk
Listening Station) draws attention to this radio station's role in
WWII.  They will be QRV from May 5 to 13.  QSL via MI0WWB (d/B).

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Jim, G3VDB is QRV as 8Q7EJ until May 7.  Activity is
on 30, 20 and 17 meters using mostly CW with some SSB, PSK and RTTY.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2.  Luca, IK2PFL will be QRV as 9M2/IK2PFL from
Perhentian Besar, IOTA AS-073, until May 8.  Activity will be
holiday style on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.

QATAR, A7.  Martin, MW0BRO will be QRV as A7/MW0BRO until May 18 on
80 to 10 meters using CW only.  QSL via MW0BRO (d), eQSL.
RUSSIA, UA.  More than 150 different stations will be active with
the prefix RP72 between May 5 and 9 to commemorate the end of WWII.
See for a list of the calls.

UKRAINE, UR.  EM2017UEV will operate around the Eurovision Song
Contest 2017 from May 9 to 13.  For qsl information see
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5.  Art, KZ5D plans to be QRV as
VP5/KZ5D from May 25 to 31, including the CQ WPX CW Contest with
special call VQ9D.  QSL via LoTW.

BOTSWANA, A2.  A group of operators are QRV as A25UK until May 6.
Activity is on the low bands with an emphasis on RTTY.  QSL via

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Doug, W6HB and Bruce, AD7MM will be QRV as
E51DLD and E51BAS, respectively, from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013,
until May 12.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using SSB.  QSL
direct to home calls.

Hiva, IOTA OC-027.  Activity is on 40 to 15 meters using SSB, RTTY,
PSK and JT65 with solar panels and a wind generator.  He will be
active from other islands as well.  QSL direct to home call.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Peter, DF7DQ will be QRV as 3W9DQ until May 10.
Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using mostly CW
with some digital modes.  QSL to home call.  In addition, Yuri, RM0F
will be QRV as 3W9FU from Nha Trang while on vacation until May 10.
Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
various digital modes.  He also plans to be active as 3W9FU/p from
IOTA AS-157 for two or three days.  QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA.  Special event stations 8J4VLP, 8J6VLP, 8J8VLP and 8J9VLP
are QRV until June 30 to commemorate World QRP Day on June 17.  All
stations will be active on the HF bands using 5 watts.  QSL all
calls via bureau.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F.  Jan, PY4NY will be QRV as PY0NY from May
5 to 15 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Smoke Squadron, the
Brazilian Air Force's Official Squadron.  Activity will be on the HF
bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and various digital modes.  QSL to home

SEYCHELLES, S7.  Ivan, LZ1PJ will be QRV as S79J from Mahe, IOTA
AF-024, until May 10.  Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters
using only CW.  He welcomes calls from SKCC members.  QSL to home

POLAND, SP.  Special event station SN74GETTO is QRV until May 16 to
commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.  QSL direct to SP5PDB.
LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L.  Christoph, DL1YAF plans to be QRV as
DL1YAF/VK9L until May 8.  Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10
meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Al, KZ3AB and Tony, W1FHN will be QRV as ZF2AB
until May 6.  Activity will be holiday style on 40, 20, 15 and 10
meters using SSB.  QSL via WA3EOP.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The 10-10 International Spring Contest,
CW, SBMS 2.3 GHz and Up Contest, Microwave Spring Sprint, ARI
International DX Contest, F9AA Cup, PSK, 7th Call Area QSO Party,
Indiana QSO Party, FISTS Spring Slow Speed Sprint, Delaware QSO
Party and the New England QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend.
Please May QST, page 87 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites
for details.


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