DX News from the ARRL1 July, 2016
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.
MONTENEGRO, 4O. Bill, ON5JE is QRV as 4O1/ON5JE until July 20. Activity is on 40 and 20 meters. He is also active as 4O1/ON5JE/p from various World Flora and Fauna areas. QSL to home call.
SAMOA, 5W. Pascal, HB9EXA is QRV as 5W0RX from Apia, Upolu Island, IOTA OC-097. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.
JAMAICA, 6Y. Members of the VHF Pirates Team are QRV as 6Y5AZ on 6 and 2 meters EME, and as 6Y7R on the HF bands. QSL 6Y5AZ via WO7R and 6Y7R via NN7AZ.
CHILE, CE. Members of the CE DX Group are QRV as XR18CE during the month of July to celebrate the group's 18th anniversary. QSL via XR4CW.
BOLIVIA, CP. Antonio, EA5RM is QRV as CP1XRM until August 3 while working on a project here. Activity is on the HF bands in his spare time. QSL direct to home call.
DOMINICA, J7. Operators K5KG, W4IX and WI9WI will be QRV as J75KG, J79IX and J79WI, respectively, from July 2 to 12. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, with a focus on 30, 17 and 12 meters, using CW. They will be active as J77HQ in the upcoming IARU HF Championship. QSL J77HQ and J75KG direct via K5KG, J79IX via W4IX, and J79WI via WI9WI.
SVALBARD, JW. Matthew, M0MIE is QRV as JW/M0MIE from the club station at Longyearbyen, IOTA EU-026. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands, but mainly on 20 meters using SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.
BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are QRV as LZ1886PGS during the month of July to honor Bulgarian Saints. QSL via bureau.
BRAZIL, PY. Special event callsign PY160FD is QRV during the month of July in celebration of the 160th anniversary of the first fire department in Brazil. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via operators' instructions.
SEYCHELLES, S7. Operators A65DR, A65BX, A65DC, A65CB, A61DJ and TF8KY are QRV as S79V from Mahe Island, IOTA AF-024, until July 10. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via IZ8CLM.
CRETE, SV9. David, OK6DJ will be QRV as SV9/OK6DJ from July 2 to 8. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using only CW. QSL direct to home call.
EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. A group of operators are QRV as RK1O/p from Sosnovets Island, IOTA EU-161, until July 5. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via RN1ON.
MICRONESIA, V6. Kouichi, JR2GAG will be QRV as V63GG from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, from July 6 to 10. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.
LAOS, XW, Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XR until July 12. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and JT65. QSL via E21EIC.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
RAC Canada Day Contest, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, FISTS Summer Slow Speed CW Sprint, DL-DX RTTY Contest, Marconi Memorial HF CW Contest, Original QRP CW Contest, PODXS 070 Club 40-Meter Firecracker PSK31 Sprint, Venezuelan Independence Day Contest and the DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship is scheduled for July 4.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for July 5.
The Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for July 6.
The 10-10 International Spirit of 76 QSO Party runs from July 4 to 10.
The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Please see July QST, page 84 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
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