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DX Bulletin 16 ARLD016
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 17, 2014
To all radio amateurs


This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly 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.

MAURITANIA, 5T. Jean, ON8RA is QRV as 5T0JL and is active on 15, 12 and 10 meters using CW. He will also be active in the CQ Manchester Mineira DX CW contest. QSL via PY4WAS.

LESOTHO, 7P. Operators HB9OCR, K5LBU, K5YY, K9APW, N5JR, G8APB and ZS6RJ plan to be QRV as 7P8MH, 7P8CF, 7P8YY, 7P8RL, 7P8JR, 7P8CP and 7P8RJ, respectively, from Roma in the Maseru district from April 22 to May 1. Activity is on 15 to 10 meters, and possibly 30 meters at night, using mainly SSB with some CW and RTTY. QSL to home calls.

SABLE ISLAND, CY0. Aaron, VA1AXC is QRV as CY0P, weather permitting. This includes some activity on 60 meters. QSL via operator's instructions.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Joerg, DL3LUM will be QRV as D44TXU from Santa Maria on Sal Island, IOTA AF-086, from April 19 to 25. Activity will be holiday style mainly on the high bands using CW with QRP power. QSL via operator's instructions.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. In celebration of the IARU's 89th anniversary, members from the DARC district Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are QRV as special event station DR89WARD until April 25 from various locations. QSL via bureau.

SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA, HK0. Tim, LW9EOC is QRV as 5J0T from San Andres Island, IOTA NA-033, until April 25. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call. In addition, a group of operators will be QRV as 5K0M from San Andres Island, IOTA NA-033, from April 19 to 24. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters from the Colombian Red Cross facility. QSL via HK7IPT.

PANAMA, HP. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, special event station HO100CANAL will be QRV from April 19 to August 25. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL direct via HP1DBK.

THAILAND, HS. A group of operators are QRV as E20HHK/p from Nu Island, IOTA AS-145, until April 20. Activity is on the HF bands using all modes. QSL via E21EIC. WESTERN SAHARA, S0. Naama, S01A has obtained a license for 60 meters and is generally QRV on 5403.5 kHz. QSL via EA2JG.

BANGLADESH, S2. Rana, S21R is QRV for the next two weeks. He is generally active on the HF bands from 1200 to 1500z. QSL via N4VA.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Pascal, F5JSD is QRV as S79SD from Mahe, IOTA AF-024, until April 25. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters, and 6 meters as conditions permit, using mostly CW. QSL to home call.

INDONESIA, YB. Budi, YF1AR is QRV as YF1AR/0 from Payung Besar Island, IOTA OC-177, until April 20. This includes the lighthouse ARLHS IDO-236. QSL via N2OO.

OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operation is approved for DXCC credit: Mellish Reef, VK9MT, 2014 operation.

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/0 in Mississippi and W1AW/0 in North Dakota are QRV until 2359z on April 22. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/1 in New Hampshire and W1AW/2 in New Jersey will be QRV starting at 0000z on April 23. They will be active until 2359z on April 29.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL SSB Rookie Roundup, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Holyland DX Contest, TARA Skirmish Digital Prefix Contest, ES Open HF Championship, Worked All Provinces of China DX Contest, CQ Manchester Mineira DX CW Contest, Nebraska QSO Party, EU SSB Spring Sprint, Michigan QSO Party, EA-QRP CW Contest, North Dakota QSO Party, Ontario QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the YU DX CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest and Low Power Spring CW Sprint are scheduled for April 21. The ARLHS Annual Spring Lites QSO Party runs until April 22. The SKCC Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and 432 MHz Spring Sprint are scheduled for April 23. Please see April QST, page 82 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.


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