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DX Bulletin 8 ARLD008
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 22, 2024
To all radio amateurs


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.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Timo, OH1NA will be QRV as 3B8/OH1NA from February 25 to March 7. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8, and FT4. QSL via LoTW.

RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9. Richard, HB9FHV is QRV as 3B9/HB9FHV and has been active on 20 meters using SSB around 1630z. QSL direct to home call.

GEORGIA, 4L. Look for 4L5O to be a Single Op/High Power entry in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter SSB contest. QSL direct to N3SL.

LIBYA, 5A. Abubaker, 5A1AL has been active on 10 meters using FT8 around 0830 and 0930z. QSL via Club Log.

TANZANIA, 5H. Sysa, OM4AYL is QRV as 5H4AYL from Pemba Island, IOTA AF-063, until February 28. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL to home call.

TONGA, A3. Operators YT1AD, YU3AA, RC9O and UA9OLY are QRV as A35AD, A35AA, A35LY, and A35RC, respectively, until February 27. QSL to home calls.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society as QRV as A60KWT until February 27 to celebrate Kuwait National Day and Liberation Day. QSL via EA7FTR.

BAHRAIN, A9. Members of the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society as QRV as A91KWT until February 26 to celebrate Kuwait National Day and Liberation Day. QSL via EC6DX. WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS, FW. Operators LZ1GC and LZ5QZ are QRV as FW8GC and TX8GC, respectively, from Wallis Island, IOTA OC-054, until March 9. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8, and FT4. QSL via LoTW.

TEMOTU PROVINCE, H40. A large group of operators are QRV as H40WA from Pigeon Island, IOTA OC-065, until March 7. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8, with five to six stations active. QSL via M0URX.

DJIBOUTI, J2. Bryan, AD8HK is QRV as J28HK while here on work assignment. Activity is in his spare time on 20 meters using various digital modes. QSL to home call.

SINT MAARTEN, PJ7. Gary, KC9EE is QRV as PJ7EE until March 6. Activity is on 17 to 10 meters using mostly CW. QSL to home call.

ICELAND, TF. Chuck, KC4KQE is QRV as TF/KC4KQE until February 26. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and FT8. He plans to activate POTA and SOTA sites from 0930 to 1800z. QSL via operator's instructions.

COTE D'IVOIRE, TU. Fabrizio, F4VUK is QRV as TU5NE near San Pedro until February 27. Activity is holiday style on 40, 20, and 10 meters using mostly FT8 with some SSB. QSL to home call.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Lee, AI5DN will be QRV as V26DN from Antigua, IOTA NA-100, from February 25 to 28. Activity will be holiday style mostly on 20 meters using SSB, but may also try to be active on 17 to 6 meters. QSL via LoTW.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Jeff, K1ZN will be QRV as V44/K1ZN from St. Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from February 27 to March 6. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

VIET NAM, XV. Gran, XV9G has been active on 12 meters using CW around 1200z. QSL direct to home call.

REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA, Z3. Al, DJ0LZ will be QRV as Z36T from Skopje from February 25 to March 25. QSL direct to home call. CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Gerry, W1VE is QRV as ZF2VE from Cayman Brac Island, IOTA NA-016, until February 27. QSL via LoTW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest, North American RTTY QSO Party, North America Collegiate RTTY Championship, NCCC FT4 Sprint, Weekly RTTY Test, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, LABRE-RS Digi Contest, REF SSB Contest, UBA DX CW Contest, South Carolina QSO Party, World Wide Patagonia DX Contest, High Speed Club CW Contest and the North Carolina QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, QCX CW Challenge, ICWC Medium Speed CW Test, OK1WC CW Memorial, RSGB FT4 Contest, Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, SKCC CW Sprint, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Weekly Test, A1Club AWT, CWops Test, Mini-Test 40 CW, Mini-Test 80 CW and the UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest are on tap for February 26 to 28.

Please see February QST, page 76, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details. 008


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