DX News from the ARRL18 March, 2016
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, OPDX, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.
TUNISIA, 3V. Special event call sign TS2G is QRV until March 20 during the occasion of the International Festival of Saharan Ksour of Tataouine. QSL via bureau.
BHUTAN, A5. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ is QRV as A52NH from Paro until March 21. Activity is on 80 to 15 meters using CW, and possibly 160 meters depending on conditions. QSL to home call.
BAHRAIN, A9. Special event call sign A9110RR is QRV until the end of the year to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the ITU Radio Regulations. QSL direct via A92AA.
THE GAMBIA, C5. Bogdan, SP2FUD and Zenek, SP2GCJ will be QRV as C5FUD and C5GCJ, respectively, from Brufut from March 20 to April 1. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. This includes a possible entry in the upcoming CQ WPX SSB contest. QSL to home calls.
BAHAMAS, C6. Bill, K1CN is QRV as C6AMM from Harbour Island, IOTA NA-001, until April 3. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 6 meters using mostly SSB with some CW. QSL direct to home call.
MOROCCO, CN. A group of operators are QRV using special call sign 5E5E until March 27. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being a Multi-2 entry in the upcoming CQ WPX SSB contest. QSL via W7EJ.
MAYOTTE, FH. Pat, F2DX and Jacques, F6BEE are QRV as FH/F2DX and FH/F6BEE, respectively, until March 24. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home calls.
ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON ISLANDS, FP. Eric, KV1J is QRV as FP/KV1J from Miquelon Island, IOTA NA-032, until March 29. Activity is on all HF bands using SSB, RTTY and some CW. This includes entries in the BARTG HF RTTY contest, Russian DX contest, and upcoming CQ WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call.
JERSEY, GJ. Kazu, M0CFW is QRV as MJ0CFW. During the Russian DX contest he will be active as MJ5Z. QSL both calls via operator's instructions.
MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1. Take, JG8NQJ is QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, IOTA OC-073, until mid May while on a work assignment at the weather station. Activity is on 30 to 10 meters as time permits. QSL direct to JA8CJY.
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9. Bruno, HB9BEI is QRV as S9BK from Sao Tome, IOTA AF-023, until March 24. QSL to home call.
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Ville, PY2ZEA is QRV as PW0FN until March 22 while on a business trip. Activity is during his free time on the HF bands. QSL via OH0XX.
PALAU, T8. Hagen, DL2KUH and Ken, BM2JCC are QRV as T88KU and T88KH, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until March 21. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and possibly some PSK. QSL to home calls.
EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Ken, KH6QJ is QRV as T32AZ from Christmas Island until the end of the month. Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. This includes an entry in the Russian DX contest and the upcoming CQ WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call.
EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station R100IA celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Russian air force and air traffic control. QSL via RZ5D.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Operators Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG are QRV as V21ZG from Antigua, IOTA NA-100, until March 22. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 6 meters using SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK. QSL via DL7AFS.
HEARD ISLAND, VK0. A large group of operators will be QRV as VK0EK from March 20 to April 10. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0URX.
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS, VK9C. Bjorn, LB1GB will be QRV as VK9/LB1GB from Cocos Island, IOTA OC-003, during the Russian DX contest. QSL via LA9VDA.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The BARTG HF RTTY Contest, CLARA Chatter Party, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, SARL VHF/UHF Analogue/Digital Contest, Russian DX Contest, Virginia QSO Party, AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, Louisiana QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the UBA Spring SSB Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
The Bucharest Contest and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for March 21. The Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, QRP CW Fox Hunt and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for March 23.
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 March 2016 QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details