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Latest DX Bulletin

ZCZC AE30
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 30 ARLD030
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT July 27, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD030 ARLD030 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by GW0ANA, IZ8EGM, QRZ DX, 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.

FIJI, 3D2. Wes, ZL3TE plans to be QRV as 3D2SE from Viti Levu, IOTA OC-016. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW and RTTY. This includes being an entry in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL to home call.

CROATIA, 9A. Operators Brani, OM1BD, Branislav, OM2FY and Radovan, OM2ZZ will be QRV as 9A/OM2ZZ from Pag Island, IOTA EU-170, as a Low Power entry in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via OM2FY.

RWANDA, 9X. Alan, KE4TA will be QRV as 9X0TA from Kimihurura, Kigali beginning August 5 for the next three years. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. He is currently active on 20 and 17 meters using SSB and digital modes as well as some CW. QSL via N4GNR.

CHINA, BY. Operators Dale, BA4TB, Yu, BG4TMC, Tao, BG4TRN and Zhou, BG4TVT will be QRV as BG4TMC from Chongming Island, IOTA AS-136, in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via BG4TMC. In addition, members of the Fuzhou Amateur Radio Club will be QRV as BG5UDN from Pingtan Island, IOTA AS-138, in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via M0OXO.

MOROCCO, CN. Rachid, CN8RAH will be QRV with special event call sign 5E4RAH from July 29 to 31 to commemorate the Feast of the Throne. QSL via EA7FTR.

ESTONIA, ES. Members of the Radio Club V will be QRV as ES0V from Saaremaa Island, IOTA EU-034, as a Multi/Single entry in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via ES3VI.

MARQUESAS ISLANDS, FO. Operators Didier, F6BCW, Dominique, F6DTZ, Le, F1TCV and David, K3EL will be QRV as TX5EG from Hiva Oa Island, IOTA OC-027, from July 29 to August 6. Activity will be on 80 to 12 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via F6BCW.

WALES, GW. Members of the Barry ARS will be QRV with special event station GB4RME from July 30 to August 5 from the Royal Mint at Llantrisant. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65, and on various satellites. QSL via GW0ANA.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8. Geoff, G8OFQ will be QRV as HC8/G8OFQ from Isabela Island, IOTA SA-004, from August 1 to October 30. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

THAILAND, HS. Operators E21IZC, E27EK and HS7UCQ are QRV as E29AU from Chang Island, IOTA AS-125, until August 1. Activity is on the HF bands using CW. They will be active as E2T in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL direct to E21IZC.

ITALY, I. A group of operators are QRV as IL7P from Pedagne Island, IOTA EU-091, until July 30. Activity is on the HF bands using all modes. This includes being an entry in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via IZ8EGM.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Koji, JI1LET will be QRV as JD1BOI from Komagari, Chichijima Island, IOTA AS-031, from August 3 to 12. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE. Special event station OE17BEACH is QRV until August 6 during the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship 2017. QSL via bureau.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Operators Doug, CO8DM and Pekka, OH2TA will be QRV as OH0X from Brando Island, IOTA EU-002, as a Multi/2 entry in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via OH2TA.

SLOVAK REPUBLIC, OM. Members of the Secondary School of Electrical Engineering in Kosice are QRV with special event station OM50SPSEKE until the end of 2017 to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary. QSL via bureau.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ is QRV as S79NH from Praslin Island, IOTA AF-024, until July 31. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and RTTY, and possibly SSB. This includes being an entry in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL to home call.

DODECANESE, SV5. Efstathios, SV5DKL will be QRV active as SX5R from Rhodes Island, IOTA EU-001. He will be a Single Op/Assisted/CW Mode/24 Hrs/High Power entry in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL direct to home call.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Vladimir, UA0LCZ is QRV as R66IOTA from Popov Island, IOTA AS-066, until July 31. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW. He will be active in the RSGB IOTA contest using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE. Operators Martin, VA2AMH, Marc, VE2MBT, Jean-Pierre, VE2SSS, Pascal, VE2WHZ and Remi, VE2YAG will be QRV as VY0/VA2NDX from Nunavut, IOTA NA-173, in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via F4BHW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The RSGB IOTA Contest, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Feld Hell Sprint and ARS CW Flight of the Bumblebees are on tap for this weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for August 2.

Please see July 2017 QST, page 82, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details. 030

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