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DX Bulletin 11  ARLD011
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  March 17, 2022
To all radio amateurs

ARLD011 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
KK9A, 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.

KENYA, 5Z.  Andy, 5Z4VJ has been active using FT8 on 10 meters
around 2030z.  QSL to home call.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Chris, VA7XZZ is QRV as C6ACL until March 20.
Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using SSB and various digital modes,
and low power.  QSL to home call.

COMOROS, D6.  Don, K6ZO will be QRV as D60AB from March 22 to 29.
This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest.  QSL to home call.

SPAIN, EA.  Members of URE San Fernando will be QRV with special
call sign AM500TOR from March 19 to 27.  This activity is to
celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first voyage around the Earth
by the Magellan-Elcano Expedition.  Activity will be on the HF,
V/UHF bands using CW, SSB, and various digital modes.  They expect
to be active on Satellite QO-100 and other LEO satellites.  QSL via

IRAN, EP.  Zahra, EP5CZD has been active on 15 meters using SSB.
QSL via RW6HS.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Jean-Luc, F1ULQ will be QRV as TO1Q from March 24
to April 6.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using
SSB and FT8, possibly EME, and on satellite.  QSL to home call.

MAYOTTE, FH.  Don, K6ZO is QRV as FH/K6ZO until March 22.  QSL
direct to home call.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK.  Erwann, LB1QI is QRV as FK/LB1QI from Noumea.
Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.

WALES, GW.  Special event station GB2OTA is QRV until March 29 to
celebrate twenty years of the Summits On The Air program.  QSL via

HUNGARY, HA.  Special event stations HG200AN, HG200DO, HG200EF,
HG200IR, HG200OT and HG200PS are QRV until March 15, 2023, to
commemorate the 200th birthday of the Hungarian poet Sandor Petofi.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, and FT8.  QSL via LoTW.

BONAIRE, PJ4.  John, KK9A will be QRV as PJ4/KK9A from March 23 to
30.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  He
plans to be QRV as PJ4R in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest as a Single Op/All Band entry.  QSL via WD9DZV.

POLAND, SP.  Dariusz, SP3POP and Jacek, SP9CJM will be QRV as
SP21DKS and HF21DKS, respectively, from March 19 to 27 to mark World
Down Syndrome Day.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and
SSB.  QSL via bureau.

TURKEY, TA.  Special event station TC18MART is QRV from Istanbul
until March 20 to commemorate the anniversary of Gallipoli Naval
Victory.  Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and various digital
modes.  QSL via TA1BX.

CHAD, TT.  Nicolas, TT8SN is QRV from time to time on 10 and 6
meters using CW and SSB.  This includes being active on Satellite
QO-100.  QSL via DL9USA.

Grand Turk Island, IOTA NA-003, until March 21.  Activity is on
various HF bands using FT8.  QSL via LoTW.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8.  Diya, YI1DZ is QRV as Z81D from Juba until
September 11.  Activity is holiday style on the HF bands.  QSL via

Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, SARL VHF/UHF
Analogue Contest, Russian DX Contest, F9AA SSB Cup, AGCW VHF/UHF CW
Contest, Virginia QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint, UBA Spring SSB
Contest and the Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are all on tap for
this upcoming weekend.

The K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, OK1WC Memorial, Bucharest Digital
Contest, Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, RTTYOPS Weeksprint,
SKCC CW Sprint, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Weekly Test, A1Club
AWT, CWops Test, Mini-Test 40 CW and Mini-Test 80 CW are scheduled
for March 21 to 23.

Please see March QST, page 72, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web
sites for details.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) needs licensed Ham Radio Operators to participate in the April 16th Kawailani ‘Ino Hawaii statewide Communications Exercise. Sign up today at

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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Russ Roberts

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.