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Thursday, October 9, 2014

ARLD041 DX news

QST de W1AW 
DX Bulletin 41  ARLD041
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  October 9, 2014
To all radio amateurs  

ARLD041 DX news

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

KENYA, 5Z.  Markus, DJ4EL is QRV as 5Z4/DJ4EL from Lamu Island, IOTA
AF-040, until October 19.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB.
QSL to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Valery, UA3QNS is QRV as 8Q7SN from Horubadhoo, Baa
Atoll, IOTA AS-013, until October 16.  Activity is on 20 to 10
meters using mostly SSB and possibly CW.  QSL via operator's

ZAMBIA, 9J.  Zambian amateurs are currently using the prefix 9I50 to
commemorate the country's independence 50 years ago.  In addition,
Brian, 9J2BO is QRV as 9I50BO.  QSL via operator's instructions.

TONGA, A3.  Lee, VK3GK is QRV as A35RT from Eua Island, IOTA OC-049,
until October 13 while working with the Rotary International
Humanitarian project.  Activity is in his spare time on 80 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY.  This includes being an
entry in the Oceania DX contest.  QSL to home call.

EASTER ISLANDS, CE0.  Joachim, DK5VP and Frank, DL8LR will be QRV as
CE0Y/home calls from Isla de Pascua, IOTA SA-001, from October 11 to
18.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 6 meters.  QSL to home

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Ralf, DK8FA is QRV as D44TUJ from Boa Vista, IOTA
AF-086, until October 15.  Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using SSB.
QSL to home call.
PHILIPPINES, DU.  Michael, W6QT is QRV as DU3/W6QT from Luzon
Island, IOTA OC-042, until March 2015. Activity is on 40 to 10
meters.  QSL to home call.

AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO.  Robert, N7QT and Melanie, AB1UH are QRV as
TX5Z from Raivavae, IOTA OC-114, until October 13.  QSL via N7QT.

ENGLAND, G.  Special event station 2SZ will be QRV from October 11
to 18 from Mill Hill School to commemorate the first QSO between
England and New Zealand 90 years ago.  QSL via M0OXO.

OGASAWARA, JD1.  Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be QRV as JD1BOW from
Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from October 11 to 13.  This includes an
entry in the Oceania DX contest.  QSL to home call

MONGOLIA, JT.  Special event station JU50VOM is QRV during October
to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voice of Mongolia radio
station.  QSL via JT1BV.

BELGIUM, ON.  Special event station OP37AEF is QRV until October 26
to commemorate the battle at the river Escaut during the end of
World War I.  QSL via ON4OB.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  Special event station PA35UNIFIL is QRV until
October 28 to commemorate the Netherlands' peacekeeping force sent
to Lebanon 35 years ago.  Activity is on 80 meters to 70 cm using
CW, SSB, FM and PSK.  QSL via PC9C.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Kay, JH3AZC, Hiro, JR3GWZ and Takio, JH3QFL are QRV
as V63AZ, V63GW and V60O, respectively, from the Senyavin Islands,
IOTA OC-010, until October 14.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY.  Kay, JH3AZC will also be active as V60EME on 2
meter EME.  QSL to home calls.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L.  Mathias, DJ2HD is QRV as VK9DJ until
October 12.  In addition, he and a group of operators will be QRV as
VK9DLX from October 13 to 29.  They will be active as VK9LM in the
upcoming CQ World Wide SSB DX contest.  QSL via operators'

TOKELAU ISLANDS, ZK3.  Marcin, SP5ES and Jacek, SP5EAQ are QRV as
ZK3E and ZK3Q, respectively, until October 29.  Activity is on 80 to
10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL both calls via SP7DQR.

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS.  W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/4 in Virginia
and W1AW/0 in Missouri are QRV until 2359z on October 14.  In
addition, W1AW/4 in Alabama and W1AW/8 in Michigan will be QRV
starting at 0000z on October 15.  They will be active until 2359z on
October 21.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The 10-10 International 10-10 Day
Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint Ladder, NCCC Sprint, ARRL EME Contest,
Makrothen RTTY Contest, Oceania DX CW Contest, Scandinavian Activity
SSB Contest, QRP ARCI Fall CW QSO Party, SKCC Weekend CW
Sprintathon, Arizona QSO Party, EU Autumn CW Sprint, Pennsylvania
QSO Party, FISTS Fall CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club 160-Meter PSK31
Great Pumpkin Sprint, North American RTTY Sprint and the UBA ON CW
Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The NAQCC Straight Key/Bug CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are
scheduled for October 15.  Please see October QST, page 87, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

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