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DX Bulletin 21 ARLD021
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT May 17, 2018
To all radio amateurs


This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by W1UE, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

CYPRUS, 5B. Bob, 5B4AGN and Nick, G3RWF are QRV as 5B80FOC during May in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the FOC. QSL via M0URX.

BOTSWANA, A2. Dave, VE7VR will be QRV as A25VR from May 24 to June 3. Activity will be holiday style on 40, 30 and 20 meters. QSL to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DQ2018KTMS is QRV until the end of the year to mark the 101st gathering of German catholics in Muenster. QSL via bureau.

IRELAND, EI. A group of operators will be QRV as EJ7NET from Inisheer Island, IOTA EU-006, from May 19 to 23. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via operators' instructions.

ENGLAND, G. Special event station GR9RW will be QRV from May 19 to 23 to celebrate the marriage of Great Britain's Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Activity will be on 80 meters to 70 centimeters using mainly CW and SSB and some FM with three stations active. QSL via G4DFI.

ISLE OF MAN, GI. Bob, MD0CCE will be QRV with special event call MR0CCE from May 19 to 21 to celebrate the marriage of Great Britain's Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Afterwards, he will be active as GT4FOC from May 21 to 25 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the FOC. QSL MR0CCE via MD0CCE and GT4FOC via G3SWH.

HONDURAS, HR. Rudy, N2WQ, Paul, K1XM, Charlotte, KQ1F and Dennis, W1UE will be QRV as homecalls/HR9 from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, from May 19 to 28. Activity will be on the HF bands. They will be active as HQ9X in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX CW contest as a Multi-2 entry. QSL HQ9X via KQ1F and all others to home calls.

FINLAND, OH. Operators DL2VFR, DL2YBG and DL7UXG will be QRV as OH1/homecalls from Reposaari, IOTA EU-173, from May 20 to 23, and then from Parainen-Pargas, IOTA EU-096, from May 23 to 26. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, PSK and FT8. QSL to home calls.

DENMARK, OZ. Special event station OU7G will be QRV from May 19 to 21 from a vintage technology fair that will be held on Sjaelland Archipelago, IOTA EU-029. Activity will be on 80 to 20 meters using CW and SSB, and daily from 0800 to 1600z. QSL via OU7G.

ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. Zorro, JH1AJT and Nao, JN1RVS will be QRV as PJ8Z and PJ8RV, respectively, from May 20 to 27. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL PJ8Z via JH1AJT and PJ8RV via JA1HGY.

EGYPT, SU. Nacho, EA1AK is QRV as SU9JG from Gezira Island in the Nile River. Activity is on 30 to 10 meters using FT8. QSL via EA5GL.

GREECE, SV. Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Greece are QRV with special event call SX60RAAG to celebrate their 60th anniversary. QSL via bureau.

SOMALIA, T5. Baldur, DJ6SI is in Hargeisa and plans to be QRV as 6O0X until June 6. QSL this current operation via DJ6SI.

INDONESIA, YB. Yosuke, JJ1DQR will be QRV as YB9/JJ1DQR from Bali, IOTA OC-022, from May 18 to 21. Activity will be on the HF bands only SSB. QSL to home call.

GIBRALTAR, ZB. Michael, DF8AN is QRV as ZB2/DF8AN and is active on 6 meters, 4 meters, 2 meters, and 70 centimeters. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. His Majesty King of Spain CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Portuguese Navy Day Contest, Slobozhansky Sprint Contest, UN DX Contest, NZART Sangster Shield 80-Meter CW Contest, EU PSK DX Contest, Aegean RTTY Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and the Baltic 80-Meter Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for May 21.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for May 23.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see May QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details. 021


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