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DX Bulletin 15 ARLD015
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 15, 2021
To all radio amateurs
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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
SWAZILAND, 3DA0. Look for 3DA0AQ to be QRV during the CQMM DX
contest. QSL via EA5GL.
AZERBAIJAN, 4J. Special event station 4J880M is QRV to commemorate
the 880th anniversary of the birth of 12th century Persian Sunni
Muslim poet Nizami Ganjavi. QSL direct to 4J3DJ.
ISRAEL, 4X. Jan, 4X1VF and Ruben, 4Z5FI are QRV as 4X73T during the
Holyland Contest and active from the rare Holyland Square L19BL.
QSL via bureau. In addition, special event calls 4X73XX and 4Z73XX
are QRV until April 17 to commemorate 73 years of independence. QSL
BAHRAIN, A9. Members of the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society are QRV
as A91WARD until April 18 to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day. QSL
CHILE, CE. Members of the Radio Club de Chile will be QRV as
XR3IARU on April 18 to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day. QSL via
ARMENIA, EK. Look for EK6RL to be QRV during the CQMM DX contest.
QSL direct to home call.
NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Look for FK8IK to be QRV during the CQMM DX
contest. QSL direct to home call.
ENGLAND, G. Special event station GB0DOE is QRV until May to honor
the memory of the recently deceased Prince Philip, Duke of
Edinburgh. QSL via GB0DOE.
HUNGARY, HA. In celebration of the 230th anniversary of the birth
of Samuel F. B. Morse, members of Hungary’s Radio Amateur Society
will be QRV with special event stations HA230MSE, HA230S, HA230A,
HA230M, HA230U, HA230E, HA230L, HA230O, HA230R and HG230MSE from
April 17 to 27. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB.
QSL via LoTW.
ECUADOR, HC. Members of the Ecuador DX Club will be QRV as HD1DX
and HD2DX on April 17 and 18 commemorate World Amateur Radio Day.
QSL via LoTW.
SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Abdulaziz, 7Z1AL is QRV as HZ1WARD until April 18
to commemorate World Amateur Radio Day. Activity is on 40 and 20
meters using FT8. QSL via bureau.
JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8N1MORSE is QRV until February 28,
2022 to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the birth of Samuel F. B.
Morse and the 120th anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi’s first
successful transatlantic radio communication by Morse Code. QSL via
ANTARCTICA. Mark, W5MED is QRV as KC4USV from McMurdo Station on
Ross Island, IOTA AN-011, until October. He is active on 20 meters
using SSB and FT8 at various times of the day. QSL direct to K7MT.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. Dan, K8RF will be QRV as NP2J in the CQMM
DX contest as a Single Band/High Power entry on 40 meters. QSL to
LUXEMBOURG, LX. Special event station LX5WARD is QRV until April 25
to mark World Amateur Radio Day. Activity is on the HF bands using
CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL via LX1JH.
SEYCHELLES, S7. Members of the Seychelles Amateur Radio Society
will be QRV as S77SARA from Mahe Island, IOTA AF-024, on April 18
for World Amateur Radio Day. QSL to home call.
GREECE, SV. Juergen, DK3SJ is QRV as SV8/DK3SJ from Lesbos Island,
IOTA EU-049, until April 24. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using
CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8. Clint, VP8DKP is usually QRV on 40 meters
using FT8 during his evenings. QSL direct.
INDIA, VU. Special event stations AU8WAR, AT2WAR, and AU2WAR will
be QRV on April 18 to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day. Activity
will be on the HF bands. QSL via operators’ instructions.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL SSB Rookie Roundup, World
Amateur Radio Day, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, K1USN Slow
Speed CW Test, Holyland DX Contest, ES Open HF Championship, Worked
All Provinces of China DX Contest, YU DX Contest, CQMM DX CW
Contest, VERON PACCdigi Contest, Texas State Parks on the Air,
Michigan QSO Party, EA-QRP CW Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, Ontario QSO
Party and the Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are all on tap for
this upcoming weekend.
The K1USN Slow Speed CW Test and OK1WC Memorial are scheduled for
The RTTYOPS Weeksprint and Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest are
scheduled for April 20.
The 432 MHz Spring Sprint, RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship,
CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for April 21.
Please see April QST, page 75, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web
sites for details.