ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD044 (2009)

ARLD044 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 44  ARLD044
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  November 5, 2009
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD044 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NC1L, PS7YL, 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.

SENEGAL, 6W.  Stan, EI6DX will be QRV as 6W/home call from Somone
from November 7 to 16.  Activity will be on the low HF bands using
CW.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming Japan DX contest.
QSL via RX3RC.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6.  Steve, 9M6DXX and John, 9M6XRO are QRV as home
calls/p from Pulau Labuan, IOTA OC-133, until November 9.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, and 160 to 10 meters using CW and
RTTY, respectively.  QSL via bureau.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0.  A group of operators are QRV as XR0Y from Rapa
Nui until November 15.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY.  QSL via operators' instructions.

LIBERIA, EL.  Chris, ZS6RI plans to be QRV as EL8RI for about one to
two months.  Activity will be mainly on 40, 30 and 20 meters running
QRP power.  QSL to home call.

FRANCE, F.  Members of the Havre Radio Club are QRV using special
event call TM1TJV until November 8 to celebrate the departure of
some 30 trans-Atlantic sailing ships during the ''Transat Jacques
Vabre 2009'' race between Le Havre, France and Costa-Rica's Caribbean
coast.  QSL via bureau.

CHESTERFIELD ISLAND, FK.  Tomi, HA7RY and George, AA7JV are QRV as
TX3A until December 6.  Activity is on all HF bands with an emphasis
on the low bands.  QSL via HA7RY.

ISLE OF MAN, GD.  Operators Ron, PA3EWP and Tom, GM4FDM will be QRV
as MD/PA3EWP and GD4FDM, respectively, from November 7 to 9.
Activity will be on all HF bands.  QSL MD/PA3EWP via PA7FM and

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0.  Operators Kazik, DL2SBY, Tomi, HA4DX and Laci,
HA0HW are QRV as HB0/home calls from Masessa until November 13.
Activity is on the HF bands using mostly CW with some SSB.  QSL to
home calls.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8.  Mike, DF8AN is QRV as HC8/home call until
November 7.  Activity is on the HF bands using mostly CW.  QSL
direct to home call.

THAILAND, HS.  Thailand's National Telecommunications Commission has
approved a request by the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand to
expand 40 meters.  Effective November 6, E2 and HS stations will
have primary use of 7.0 to 7.2 MHz.

ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON, FP.  Eric, KV1J and Tom, W8TOM will be QRV
as FP/home calls from Miquelon, IOTA NA-032, from November 7 to 15.
Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK.
QSL to home calls.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2.  David, N3XF, Ed, K1ZE and Rob, W1EQ are QRV
as KP2/home calls until November 11.  Activity is on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  This includes being active as KP2M
in the ARRL CW Sweepstakes.  QSL KP2M direct and all others to home

DENMARK, OZ.  A group of operators are QRV as 5P3WW from Moen
Island, IOTA EU-171, until November 9.  QSL via DL1YAW.
BONAIRE, CURACAO, PJ2.  After his Galapagos operation, Mike, DF8AN
will be QRV as PJ4/home call from Bonaire, IOTA SA-006, from
November 7 to 16.  Activity will be on all bands using mostly CW.
QSL direct to home call.
BRAZIL, PY.  Special event callsign PW2SIDC is QRV until November 22
from several Brazilian states, including Fernando de Noronha, to
mark an international conference for civil defense to be held in Sao
Paulo.  QSL via PS7YL.
WEST KIRIBATI, T30.  David, N1EMC and Mike, N1IW will be QRV as
T30KI and T30IW, respectively, from Abatao Islet, IOTA OC-017, on
the Tarawa atoll from November 10 to 16.  Activity will be on 60 to
6 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL both calls via N1EMC.

UKRAINE, UR.  Operators Alex, UR7IRK, Vladimir, US5ID, Valery,
UU1JN, Anatol, UU5JA, Elena, UV5ESZ and Roman, UY7IQ are QRV as home
calls/p from Crimea on Karaby Mountain until November 9.  Activity
is on 160 to 10 meters.  This includes being active as UU5JZA in the
Ukrainian DX contest.  QSL UU5JZA via UY7IQ and all others to home

SERBIA, YT.  Operators HA7JJS, HA6NL, HA7PL and HA6PS are QRV as
YU9JJS, YU9NL, YU9PL and YU9PS, respectively, until November 8.
They will also be active as YT36QRP for the annual HA QRP 80-Meter
contest.  QSL YT36QRP via YU7CM and all others to home calls.

VENEZUELA, YV.  Members of the Caracas DX Group are QRV as YW5F from
Farallon Centinela Island, IOTA SA-058, until November 9 as part of
their 20th anniversary.  Activity is on 80 to 2 meters using CW,
SSB, FM and various digital modes.  QSL via W4SO.
OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT.  The following operations are
approved for DXCC credit:  Chagos Island, VQ9JC, current operation.
This operation was previously rejected as a shipboard operation.
DXCC exchanged correspondence with the operator and determined that
this operation was actually land-based thereby satisfying the
conditions of DXCC Rule 8; Timor-Leste, 4W6AL, 2009 operation;
Afghanistan, T6AG, current operation.

EME Contest, NCCC Sprint, IPARC Contest, Ukrainian DX Contest, NA
Collegiate ARC CW Championship, HA QRP 80-Meter CW Contest, SKCC
Weekend CW Sprint and the DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest will
certainly keep contesters busy this weekend.  Please see November
QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.