DX News from the ARRL
13 April, 2018
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by UR5BCP, 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.
AGALEGA AND ST. BRANDON ISLANDS, 3B6,7. A large group of operators are QRV as 3B7A from Saint Brandon Island, IOTA AF-015, until April 17. Activity is on the HF bands with five stations active using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via F5CWU.
CROATIA, 9A. Dusan, S52DG is QRV as 9A/S52DG/p from Krk Island, IOTA EU-136, until April 15. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Oleh, UR5BCP will be QRV as E51BCP from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, from April 15 to 20. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FM and various digital modes. This includes some SOTA activations. QSL via KD7WPJ.
CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Mike, DG5LAC is QRV as EA8/DG5LAC from Fuerteventura, IOTA AF-004, until April 28. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.
MOLDOVA, ER. Ben, DL7UCX and Bernd, DL7VBJ are QRV as ER/home calls until April 15. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and various digital modes. QSL to home calls.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Bodo, DF8DX will be QRV as DU1WQY/1 from Palawan Island, IOTA OC-128, from April 15 to 18. QSL to home call.
MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Antonio, AH0D is QRV from Saipan Island, IOTA OC-086. QSL direct to home call.
DENMARK, OZ. Special event station 5P0WARD will be QRV on April 18 to mark the 93rd World Amateur Radio Day. The station will be active with various call sign extensions. QSL via LoTW.
TUVALU, T2. Antoine, 3D2AG is QRV as T2AR from Funafuti, IOTA OC-015, until April 21. Activity is in his spare time on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL to home call.
PALAU, T8. Kazuhiro, JA7WFT and Shinichi, JI6IHG will be QRV as T88FT and T88IH, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from April 17 to 25. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL to home calls.
EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Ken, KH6QJ will be QRV as T32AZ from Kiritimati Island, IOTA OC-024, from April 17 to 24. Activity will be on 20, 15 and 10 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming Worked All Provinces China contest. QSL to home call.
MICRONESIA, V6. Sho, JA7HMZ will be QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, from April 18 to 24. Activity will primarily be on 160 meters using FT8. QSL direct to home call.
VANUATU, YJ. Grant, VK5GR will be QRV as YJ0AG from Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, from April 16 to 30. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using some CW, SSB and various digital modes. This include being an entry in the upcoming SP DX RTTY Contest. QSL via M0OXO.
ROMANIA, YO. Special event station YR57GC is QRV until April 20 to commemorate the first manned space flight 57 years ago by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. QSL via YO8AXP.
KOSOVO, Z6. A group of operators will be QRV as Z66D from April 14 to 22. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 with several stations active. QSL via OK6DJ.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The ARRL SSB Rookie Roundup, Japan International DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, QRP ARCI Spring CW QSO Party, OK/OM DX SSB Contest, F9AA PSK Cup, New Mexico QSO Party, Georgia QSO Party, North Dakota QSO Party, Yuri Gagarin International DX Contest, International Vintage HF Contest, WAB 3.5/7/14 MHz Data Modes and the Hungarian 80-Meter Straight Key CW Contest are scheduled for this weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for April 16.
The 222 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 17.
The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for April 18.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see April QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
IOTA News from OPDX
16 April , 2018
AF-065. A team of 20 Moroccan operators (CN) will use the special callsign 5C5AF from Mogador Island between April 17-22nd.
AS-047. Operators Tak/JR1LZK and Mitsu/JE1HXZ will be active as home-
call/6 from Kita Daito Island between April 27th and May 7th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog and LoTW.
EU-103. Operatros Pete/M1PTR, Tom/M0DCG and Kieron/EI6KP/M5KJM will
be active as EJ6KP from Great Saltee Island, weather permitting, between April 17-19th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters SSB. QSL via the Bureau.
EU-120. Eddie, GM0KLS, will be active as G0LKS from Holy Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/12-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
NA-071. Operators Victor/HP1AVS, Henry/HP1CDW, Enrique/HP1ECA, Roberto/HP1MRA, Romel/HP8MAK and HP1JCC will be active as 3F6IC from
Cebaco Island between May 4-5th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes.
NA-155. Members of the TI DX Group will be active as TE6DX from Uvita
Island between June 7-11th. Operators mentioned are Charlie/TI2CDA, Carlos/TI2CC, Kamal/N3KS and possibly 2 or 3 more operators. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8, RTTY and FM Satellites. QSL via TI2CDA, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
OC-015. Reminder that Tony, 3D2AG, will be active as T2AR from Funafuti
Atoll, Tuvalu, between April 14-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including 60m, plus 2m meteor scatter. QSL via 3D2AG .
SA-090. Operators Luis/YV5ENI, Esteban/YV5DTA and Jesus/YV5MI were
active as YW6X from Piritu Islands (ARLHS VEN-016, WLOTA L-202)
QSL via YV5ENI.
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