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DX Bulletin 30 ARLD030
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT July 30, 2015
To all radio amateurs


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.

RWANDA, 9X. Bjorn, LA9IAA is now QRV as 9X0AA. He has been active on 20 meters using CW around 2000 to 2230z. QSL to home call.

CHILE, CE. Scott, K0MD will be QRV as CE0/K0MD from Vina del Mar from August 1 to 7. Activity will be on 20 to 10 meters in his spare time. QSL to home call.

ENGLAND, G. Special event station GB70VJ will be QRV from August 1 to 31 to commemorate the 70th anniversary the end of World War II in the Pacific. QSL via G0TOC.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8. Geoff, G8OFQ is QRV as HC8/G8OFQ from Isabela Island, IOTA SA-004, until September 30 while working as a volunteer for the Galapagos National Park at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using only SSB in his spare time. QSL to home call.

HAWAII, KH6. Tim, N3QE is QRV as N3QE/KH6 from Kauai, IOTA OC-019, until August 5. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the North American CW QSO Party. QSL via operator's instructions.

BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ100AJ is QRV until August 15 to honor the memory of Assen Jordanoff, who constructed the first Bulgarian airplane 100 years ago. QSL via LZ1KSP.

AUSTRIA, OE. Scout club station OE5J will be QRV from Bad Ischl from August 1 to 8 during the context of the World Jamboree in Japan and the summer camp of the Club Telescout. QSL via bureau. NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PC15SAIL will be QRV from August 2 to 29 during the SAIL Amsterdam event. QSL via PA0RDY.

BRAZIL, PY. A group of operators will be QRV as PW2G from Gatos Island, IOTA SA-071, on August 1 and 2. They will be active on the HF bands using two stations. QSL via PY2LCD.

FRANZ JOSEF LAND, R1/F. Eugene, UA4RX will be QRV as RI1FJ while posted on Heiss Island for one year beginning in August. Activity will be in his spare time on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to UA2FM.

POLAND, SP. Special event station HF690PMA is QRV until August 5 to celebrate the 690th anniversary of the Catholic parish Saint Matthew in Andrychow. QSL via SP9KUP.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Mikhail, RA1ALA, will be QRV as RA1ALA/1 from Varnek on Vaygach Island, IOTA EU-086, from August 2 to 14. Activity will be on 40 meters and above using CW and SSB as time permits. QSL to home call.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Tim, VE6SH is QRV as V29SH from Antigua, IOTA NA-100, until August 8. Activity is on the HF bands with an emphasis on 17 and 12 meters. QSL to home call.

BERMUDA, VP9. Eric, K9GY will be QRV as VP9GE from August 5 to 11. This includes being an entry in the upcoming Worked All Europe CW contest. Activity will be mainly on the newer bands and 6 meters, and possibly using RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

CAMBODIA, XU. Rene, F6CTW is QRV as XU7AEX from Phnom Penh until August 10. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL direct to home call.

VANUATU, YJ. Rod, YJ8RN plans to be QRV from either Loh or Hiu Islands, both IOTA OC-110, beginning around August 3 to August 17 while on work assignment. Activity will be on 20 meters using SSB around 0600 to 0800z during the week. QSL direct to home call.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Massimo, Z81B has been QRV on 17 meters using SSB around 1600 to 1700z. QSL via IZ0EGA.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL August UHF Contest, Intercontinental Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend Contest, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, TARA Grid Dip Shindig, 10-10 International Summer SSB Contest, European HF Championship, North American CW QSO Party, RSGB RoPoCo 80-Meter CW and the SARL HF Phone Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Intercontinental Lighthouse-Lightship Week runs from August 1 to 8. The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for August 4. The Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for August 5. Pease see August QST page 81 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details. 030


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