Amateur Radio News from the ARRL


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Content provided by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111 in the form of “The ARRL Letter for March 14, 2019” and the “ARLD011 DX News” from W1AW.


Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME), The ARRL Letter for March 14, 2019.


ARLD011 DX News from W1AW and HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

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  • Here is the complete DX Bulletin broadcast over W1AW on 14 March 2019.
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    DX Bulletin 11  ARLD011
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT  March 14, 2019
    To all radio amateurs

    ARLD011 DX news

    This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
    5B4ALX, 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.

    VIET NAM, 3W.  Jean-Pierre, F6CTF will be QRV as 3W9JF from Hoi An
    from March 16 to April 6.  Activity will be on 80, 40, 20 and 17
    meters using CW and SSB.  QSL direct to EA5GL.

    TOGO, 5V.  Members of the EI DX Group are QRV as 5V7EI until March
    26.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various
    digital modes with five stations active.  QSL via M0OXO.

    UGANDA, 5X.  Members of the Italian DXpedition Team are QRV as 5X3C
    until March 25.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY.
    They are active as 5X3E using FT8.  QSL direct to I2YSB.

    SENEGAL, 6W.  Jacques, F6HMJ will be QRV as 6W7/F6HMJ from March 19
    to April 28.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW
    with some SSB.  QSL to home call.

    LESOTHO, 7P.  A group of operators are QRV as 7P8LB until March 16.
    Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8 with two to three
    stations active.  QSL via M0OXO.

    TONGA, A3.  Masa, JA0RQV will be QRV as A35JP from Tongatapu Island,
    IOTA OC-049, from March 16 to 27.  Activity will be on 80 to 6
    meters using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL to home call.

    MOZAMBIQUE, C9.  Pedro, CT7AHV is QRV as C91AHV from Matola Rio
    until March 17.  Activity is on 80, 40, 20 and 15 meters using SSB,
    WSPR and FT8.  QSL to home call.

    PHILIPPINES, DU.  Press, N6SS is QRV as DU6/N6SS from Panay Island,
    IOTA OC-129, until April 17.  Activity is on 160, 80 and 40 meters
    using CW, SSB and FT8.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming
    CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL to home call.

    NIUE, E6.  Alex, 5B4ALX will be QRV as E6ET from Niue, IOTA OC-040,
    from March 19 to April 2.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters,
    except 80 meters, but including 60 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and
    FT8.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX
    SSB contest.  QSL to home call.

    SPAIN, EA.  Special event station EE100V is QRV during all of March
    to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Valencia Football
    Club.  QSL direct to EA5YJ.

    JERSEY, GJ.  Kazu, JK3GAD is QRV as MJ0CFW until March 17.  He will
    be active as MJ5Z in the Russian DX contest.  QSL via LoTW.

    CURACAO, PJ2.  Andreas, DK5ON is QRV as PJ2/DK5ON until March 30.
    Activity is on 80 to 6 meters, including 60 meters, using CW, SSB,
    RTTY and FT8.  This includes being active in the Russian DX contest.
    QSL to home call.

    INDIA, VU.  Members of the Bangalore Amateur Radio Club are QRV with
    special call sign AU60BARC until May 13 to celebrate the club’s 60th
    anniversary.  QSL via Club Log.

    MYANMAR, XZ.  Yuki, JH1NBN will be QRV as XZ2C from March 20 to 28.
    Activity will be on 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters using all modes and QRP
    power.  QSL to home call.

    OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT.  The following operation is
    approved for DXCC credit:  Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island, ZD9CW,
    2018 operation.

    Contest, AWA John Rollins Memorial DX CW Contest, QRP 80-Meter CW
    Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest,
    Louisiana QSO Party, Virginia QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the
    UBA Spring 80-Meter SSB Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

    The Bucharest Contest and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are
    scheduled for March 18.

    The CLARA Chatter Party is scheduled for March 19.

    The CWops Mini-CWT Test, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are
    scheduled for March 20.

    The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
    for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
    Canada’s parks and historic sites.

    Please see March 2019 QST, page 88, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
    Web Sites for details.

    Just a reminder for all Hawaii Island radio amateurs:
    The Puna Emergency Radio Club needs licensed Hawaii Island radio
    amateurs to provide communications support for this Sunday’s Big
    Island International Marathon in Hilo, Hawaii.  If you can help this
    worthy community event, please call Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at
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    daily and weekly. Thanks for joining us today.
    Aloha es 73 de
    Russell Roberts (KH6JRM0
    Public Information Coordinator
    Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section