ARLD018 DX news


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DX Bulletin 18  ARLD018
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 4, 2023
To all radio amateurs

ARLD018 DX news

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

SPRATLY ISLANDS.  Gil, 4F2KWT is QRV as DX0NE from Kalayaan, IOTA
AS-051, until May 9.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB,
and FT8.  QSL via IZ8CCW.

NIGER, 5U.  Giorgio, IU5HWS is QRV as 5UA99WS from Niamey until May
15.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL via

KENYA, 5Z.  Mark, VK3XB is QRV as 5Z4XB from Nairobi until May 8.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using mainly FT8 and some SSB.  QSL
via VK3WIA.

RWANDA, 9X.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as 9X2AW until May 15.  Activity
is on 40 to 6 meters using CW and FT8.  QSL via M0OXO.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Jairus, 4F1DY is QRV as 4F1DY/2 from Palawan
Island, IOTA OC-128, until May 7, and from Jomalig Island, IOTA
OC-091, from May 9 to 11.  Activity is on 20 and 15 meters using
SSB.  QSL via EA5GL.

JERSEY, GJ.  Special event station GB3KCJ will be QRV from May 6 to
June 2 for the coronation of King Charles III.  QSL via bureau.

are QRV as HK0/home calls from San Andres, IOTA NA-033, until May
11.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8, with a
focus on the higher bands and 6 meters.  QSL to home calls.

GUINEA BISSAU, J5.  Carlos, CT2GQA is QRV as J5JUA until the end of
May.  Activity is on 15 to 10 meters using mostly FT8.  QSL to home

JAPAN, JA.  Mitsuru, JE1HXZ/6 is QRV from the Kuroshima, Yaeyama
Islands, IOTA AS-024, until May 8.  Activity is on the HF bands and
6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8, and FT4.  QSL via bureau.

BELGIUM, ON.  Members of UBA Mechelen are QRV with special event
station OS23SOM until May 31 in celebration of the Special Olympics
Belgium’s annual National Games being held this year in Mechelen.
QSL via operators’ instructions.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  Special event call signs PA100K, PA100M, and
PA100PCG are QRV until June 30 to commemorate the two-way telegraph
service that started up from Radio Malabar to Radio Kootwijk.  QSL
via bureau.

CANADA, VE.  In commemoration of the coronation of King Charles III,
until July 2 radio amateurs here may change their call sign
prefixes.  VA may change to CJ, VE change to CK, VO to CY, and VY to

AUSTRALIA, VK.  Members of the Wireless Institute of Australia are
QRV with special event call sign VI2023HRH until May 31 to celebrate
the coronation of King Charles III.  QSL via operator’s

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L.  Doug, VK9LF has been QRV on 10 meters using
SSB around 0200z, and then on 20 meters using SSB after 0300z.  QSL
direct to home call.

FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8.  Special call sign VP8KCC will be QRV on May
6 to 8 to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.  QSL via

INDONESIA, YB.  Special event station 8A100K is QRV until May 13 to
commemorate the 100 years of long-range telegraph communications in
the Netherlands.  QSL via operators’ instructions.

GIBRALTAR, ZB.  Special event station ZQ2HRH is QRV until May 31 to
commemorate the coronation of King Charles III.  QSL via operators’

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  New England QSO Party, 10-10
International Spring CW Contest, ARI International DX Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, RCC Cup, SBMS
2.3 GHz and Up Contest and Club Challenge, Microwave Spring Sprint,
F9AA Digi Cup, Digi, 7th Call Area QSO Party, Indiana QSO Party,
Delaware QSO Party and WAB 7 MHz Phone will certainly keep
contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The K1USN Slow Speed Test, ICWC Medium Speed CW Test, OK1WC CW
Memorial, RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship, Worldwide Sideband
Activity Contest, Phone Weekly Test, A1Club CW AWT, CWops Test,
VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Mini-Test CW 40 and the Mini-Test CW
80 are all on tap for May 8 to 10.

Please see May QST, page 73, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web
sites for details.

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