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SPRATLY ISLANDS. A large group of operators are QRV as 9M0W from
Layang Layang Island, IOTA AS-051, until March 13. Activity is on
160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via
MAURITIUS, 3B8. Nigel, G3TXF will be QRV as 3B8XF in the RSGB
Commonwealth CW contest. QSL via Club Log.
ANNOBON, 3C0. Operators YL2GM, YL1ZF and YL2KL are QRV as 3C0W from
Annobon, IOTA AF-039, until March 27. Activity is on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to YL2GN.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y. Operators Arkadiy, UA4CC and Arunas, LY2IJ
are QRV as 9Y4/UA4CC and 9Y4/LY2IJ, respectively, from Tobago
Island, IOTA SA-009, until March 12. Activity is holiday style on
the various HF bands using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY and FT8. QSL
to home calls.
BHUTAN, A5. Look for A5A to be QRV from March 14 to 18. Activity
will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via
PHILIPPINES, DU. Jacek, SP5APW will be QRV as DU1/SP5APW from
Palawan Island, IOTA OC-129, from March 12 to 18. Activity will be
holiday style on 40, 20, and 17 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8.
QSL to home call.
FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO. Will, W0ZRJ and Bill, KH6OO will be QRV as
TX5X from Tahiti, IOTA OC-046, from March 10 to 17, Activity will
be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, JT9, JT65 and FT8. QSL via LoTW.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Taka, JA8COE is QRV as HL4/JA8COE/5 from
Namhae Island, IOTA AS-081, until March 9. Activity is on the HF
bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home call.
AUSTRIA, OE. Operators OE3DMB and OE8AIR will be QRV with special
calls OE100DMB and OE100AIR, respectively, from March 11 to November
13 to celebrate Austria's declaration of becoming a democratic
republic on November 12, 1918. QSL to home calls.
CURACAO, PJ2. Ben, DL1RNT is QRV as PJ2/DL1RNT until March 15.
Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using mostly CW with
some RTTY and PSK. QSL to home call.
SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5. Operators SP2FUD, SP2GCJ and SP9FIH will
be QRV as PJ5/home calls beginning March 12. Activity is on the HF
bands. They will be QRV as PJ5T in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX
SSB contest as a Multi Op entry. QSL via operators' instructions.
PALAU, T8. Kiyoshi, JA0EKI is QRV as T88XH from Koror Island, IOTA
OC-009, until March 14. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.
CAMEROON, TJ. A group of operators will be QRV as TJ3TT from March
15 to 29. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. QSL direct to I2YSB.
CONGO, TN. Members of the DX Friends Team are QRV as TN5R from
Pointe Noire until March 19. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via EA5RM.
BENIN, TY. A group of operators are QRV as TY7C until March 18.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, and various digital modes
including FT8, with four stations active. QSL via F5GSJ.
MACAO, XX9. A group of operators are QRV as XX9B until March 17.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SB, RTTY and FT8 with three
stations active. QSL via PP1CZ.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Operators K0NR and KB9DPF will be QRV as ZF2NR
and ZF2PF, respectively, from Grand Cayman Island from March 10 to
17. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and
FT8. This includes some FM Satellite activity from grid square
EK99. QSL to home calls.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, SARL
VHF/UHF Analogue Contest, RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest, SKCC Weekend
CW Sprintathon, F9AA SSB Cup, South America 10 Meter Contest, AGCW
QRP CW Contest, Oklahoma QSO Party, EA PSK63 Contest, TESLA Memorial
80-Meter HF CW Contest, QCWA QSO Party, Idaho QSO Party, QRP ARCI
Spring Thaw SSB Shootout, North American RTTY Sprint, UBA Spring
2-Meter Contest, Wisconsin QSO Party and the WAB 3.5 MHz Phone will
certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for March
The CLARA Chatter Party is scheduled for March 13.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test,
Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for March 14.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see March 2018 QST, page 85, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 11 ARLD011
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 8, 2018
To all radio amateurs
ARRL Web site <email@example.com>