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Latest DX Bulletin
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 44 ARLD044
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 30, 2014
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD044 ARLD044 DX news
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.
SENEGAL, 6W. Sigi, DL7DF will be QRV as DL7DF/6W from Somone from November 1 to 13 while on vacation. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, SSTV and PSK31. QSL to home call.
ALGERIA, 7X. Garti, 7X2RD, Noury, 7X2JV, and Abder, 7X4RJ will be QRV with special call 7U60AR during all of November. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using all modes. QSL via 7X2RD.
NEPAL, 9N. Toshi, JA8BMK is QRV as 9N7BM until November 20. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands, with a focus on 160 and 80 meters. QSL to home call.
NIUE, E6. Alan, VK4WR and Graeme, VK4FI will be QRV as E6RQ and E6SG, respectively, from Alofi, IOTA OC-040, from November 2 to 9. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters. QSL both calls direct via VK4FI.
BELARUS, EW. Eugene, EW3LK will be QRV from Prostyr from November 1 to 4 for the World Wide Flora and Fauna Award. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
GUADELOUPE, FG. Special event station TO10RR will be QRV from November 2 to 16 during the 10th Route du Rhum, a 3000-mile regatta for single-handed sailors between St. Malo France and Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe. QSL direct via FG8NY.
TROMELIN ISLAND, FT/T. Seb, F5UFX, Michel, FM5CD, Flo, F5CWU, Franck, F4AJQ, Fred, F5ROP and Vincent, F4BKV are QRV as FT4TA until November 10. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with five stations active. QSL direct via F1NGP.
ITALY, I. Special event station IY1EY will be QRV from November 1 to December 31 to commemorate Marconi's experiments from his Elettra yacht between 1919 and 1936. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via IK1QBT.
SVALBARD, JW. Alexander, UA3IPL is QRV as JW/UA3IPL from Spitsbergen Island, IOTA EU-026, for four months. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65. QSL direct via RW6HS.
BELGIUM, ON. Members of club station ON4HRT are QRV as ON1418HRT during the month of November to honor the memory of World War I victims. QSL via bureau.
BRAZIL, PY. Special event station PS43GPB will be QRV from November 1 to 10 during the Grand Prix Brasil F1 Race, Interlagos Circuit from Sao Paulo. Activity will be on 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL via PS7AB.
ANTARCTICA. Oleg, ZS1ANF, Slava, RD3MX and Alex, UA1PAW are QRV as RI1ANR from Novolazarevskaya Base, IOTA AN-016, until March 2015. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via RK1PWA.
SEYCHELLES, S7. Bigi, DE3BWR and Heli, DD0VR will be QRV as S79VR from Mahe, Praslin, and La Dique Islands, IOTA AF-024, from November 3 to 30. Activity will be on 20 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via DD0VR.
NAMIBIA, V5. Sebastian, OE3SZA is QRV as V5/OE3SZA until November 11. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and QRP power. QSL to home call.
MICRONESIA, V6. Naoki, JS3LSQ is QRV as V63WJ from Pohnpei, IOTA OC-010, until November 4. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS, VU4. Krish, W4VKU, Chetz, VU3DMP and Pai, VU2PAI will be QRV as VU4KV from Campbell Bay, IOTA AS-033, from November 3 to 13. Activity will be on the HF bands with two stations. QSL via W4KVU.
ZIMBABWE, Z2. Chris, PA2CHR, Lins, PA3CMC, John, ZS6JON, and Paul, ZS6NK will be QRV as Z21CHR, Z21CMC, Z21EME and Z21NK, respectively, from November 1 to 8. This is an EME DXpedition and will be QRV on 6 and 2 meters, and 70 and 23 cm. QSL via PA3CMC.
SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/1 in Massachusetts, W1AW/7 in Wyoming and W1AW/KP2 in the US Virgin Islands are QRV until 2359z on November 4. In addition, W1AW/7 in Washington, W1AW/0 in Kansas and W1AW/KH8 in American Samoa will be QRV starting at 0000z on November 5. W1AW/7 and W1AW/0 will be active until 2359z on November 11. W1AW/KH8 will be active until 2359z on November 18.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL November CW Sweepstakes, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, IPARC CW Contest, Himalayan Contest, Ukrainian DX Contest, North American Collegiate ARC CW Championship, IPARC SSB Contest, High Speed Club CW Contest and the DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for November 4. The CWops Mini-CWT Test is scheduled for November 5. Please see November QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.
Strong solar activity continued this week, with average daily sunspot numbers rising 36 points to 119.9 and average daily solar flux up 24 points to 198. The X-Ray background flux from GOES-15 has ranged from C1.2 to C2.6 since October 19. RWC Prague predicts a range from B2.0 to C1.5 from October 31 through November 6.
You can see daily X-ray flux at http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/latest/DSD.t...
Former ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Gary Johnston, KI4LA, has been named as the recipient of the Kentucky Historical Society‚Äôs 2014 Award of Distinction. Johnston chaired the ARRL Board of Directors Historical Committee during his tenure, which included stints as both a Vice Director and Director. Johnston is president of the Board of Trustees of the Behringer-Crawford Museum (BCM) in Cov...