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DX Bulletin 16 ARLD016
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 18, 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.

BHUTAN, A5. Janusz, SP9FIH and Leszek, SP6CIK are QRV as A52P and A52CI, respectively, until May 4. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, and various digital modes. QSL via Club Log.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0. A group of operators are QRV as 3G0YA until May 6. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL via DJ4MX.

NIUE, E6. Gavin, ZL3GAV is QRV as E6SP until April 28. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using SSB, SSTV, FT8, and FT4 in DXpedition mode, with the possibility of CW and RTTY. QSL via LoTW.

AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO. Jeff, K5WE and Craig, W5CCP are QRV as TX7W from Raivavae, IOTA OC-114, until April 30. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8, and FT4. QSL via K5WE.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from April 22 to May 4. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

SVALBARD, JW. Kaare, LA8EKA is QRV as JW8EKA from Longyearbyen, IOTA EU-026, until April 21. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK31, and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Look for operators JA6REX, JH6HZH and JA6VQA to be QRV as KH0/JA6REX, KH0/W6HZH, and WH0B, respectively, from Saipan, IOTA OC-086, from April 25 to 30. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using FT8, FT4, with some CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW.

WAKE ISLAND, KH9. Tom, NL7RR is QRV as KH9/NL7RR until May 15. Activity is generally on 20 meters using SSB around 0700z. QSL direct to home call.

BELGIUM, ON. Special event station OT2024EPIC is QRV until May 19 to promote the seventh edition of the Antwerp Port Epic cycling race. QSL via operators' instructions.

ANTARCTICA. Igor, RQ8K is QRV as RI1ANE from the Base Progress, IOTA AN-016, until May 2025. Activity is in his spare time. QSL via RN3RQ.

CHAD, TT. A group of operators are QRV as TT8RR, TT8XX, and TT8TT until April 30. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8 with four stations. This includes being active on Satellite QO-100. QSL direct to I2YSB.

MICRONESIA, V6. Kevin, N4DVR is QRV as V6DVR from Chuuk, IOTA OC-011, until April 20. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL via LoTW.

INDIA, VU. Jose, VU2JOS is QRV as AT24JOS until April 22 to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day. QSL to home call.

LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS, VU7. Lal, VU7LAL is QRV from Agatti and Kavarathi until May 31. Activity is on 40, 20, and 10 meters. QSL direct.

LAOS, XW. Vincent, XW4KV is QRV from Vang Vieng until June 1. Activity is on 15 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL direct to F4BKV.

MACAO, XX9. Wai, XX9CM is usually active on 17 meters using SSB around 1430 to 1900z. QSL direct.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Diya, YI1DZ is QRV as Z81D from Juba until May 31. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters, and possibly 160 and 80 meters, using SSB and FT8. QSL via OM3JW. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL SSB Rookie Roundup, NCCC FT4 Sprint, Weekly RTTY Test, NCCC CW Sprint, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, Holyland DX Contest, ES Open HF Championship, Worked All Provinces of China DX Contest, YU DX Contest, Dutch PACCdigi Contest, QRP to the Field, CQ MM DX CW Contest, Nebraska QSO Party, Texas State Parks on the Air, Michigan QSO Party, EA-QRP CW Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, Ontario QSO Party, International Vintage Contest HF and the Quebec QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, ICWC Medium Speed CW Test, OK1WC CW Memorial, Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, ZL 80-Meter Sprint, SKCC CW Sprint, Phone Weekly Test, A1Club AWT, CWops Test, Mini-Test 40 CW, Mini-Test 80 CW, 432 MHz Spring Sprint and the UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest are on tap for April 22 to 24.

Please see April QST, page 76, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details. 016


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