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Latest DX Bulletin
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 7 ARLD007
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 13, 2020
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD007 ARLD007 DX news
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by AA4NC, HK6O, N3BNA, W1UE, W2GD, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Juan, HK4A is QRV as 8Q7AR until February 17. Activity is on FM Satellites AO-91, AO-92, IO-86, and with APRS via the ISS from Grid Square MJ64. QSL via LoTW. NEPAL, 9N. Yuris, YL2GM and Eugene, EA5EL are QRV as 9N7AM until February 16. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 in DXpedition mode with two stations active. QSL direct to YL2GN. CUBA, CO. Members of the Punta Maya DX Group are QRV as T45FM until February 16 from the Punta Maya Lighthouse, ARLHS CUB-032. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using mainly SSB and FT8. QSL via RW6HS.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Pres, N6SS will be QRV as DU6/N6SS in the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op/Single Band on 80 meters entry. QSL via LoTW. PALESTINE, E4. Members of the Radio Club de Provins are QRV as E44CC until February 17. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK, FT8 and FT4. QSL via F5GSJ.
MARTINIQUE, FM. Yuri, VE3DZ will be QRV as TO4A in the ARRL International DX CW contest as an All Band entry. QSL to home call.
FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO. Will, AA4NC and Ron, AA4VK are QRV as TX4N and TX4VK, respectively, from Tahiti until February 17. Activity is on all HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. This includes being active as TX4N in the ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL TX4N via EA5GL and TX4VK direct to home call.
HONDURAS, HR. Dennis, W1UE will be QRV as HQ9X from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, in the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via KQ1F.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. Brian, ND3F is QRV as KP2/ND3F from St. Croix, IOTA NA-106, until February 18. This includes being an entry in the ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL via EA5GL.
GREENLAND, OX. Bo, OZ1DJJ is QRV as OX3LX from Aasiaat Island, IOTA NA-134, for the new few weeks. He may also be active from Disko Island, IOTA NA-134. QSL via LoTW.
ARUBA, P4. John, W2GD is QRV as P44W until February 17. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters. This includes being an entry in the ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL direct to N2MM.
NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA75OV is QRV from Gennep until February 16 to commemorate Operation Veritable that took place in February and March 1945. QSL via bureau.
CURACAO, PJ2. Thilo, DL9NBJ is QRV as PJ2/DL9NBJ until February 19. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via Club Log.
CONGO, TN. Konstantin, UA9FGR is QRV as TN/UA9FGR from Brazzaville until February 29. Activity is on 40 to 17 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW, SSB and FT8, all with low power. QSL to home call.
MALI, TZ. Ulmar, DK1CE is QRV as TZ1CE from Bamako until February 20. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and some FT8. QSL to home call.
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Laurence, K3VX and William, W3WH are QRV as V4/home calls from St. Kitts Island, IOTA NA-102. They will be active as V4/K3VX in the ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL to home calls.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Bill, AC0W and Pat, K0PC are QRV as VP5/AC0W and VP5/K0PC, respectively, from Providenciales, IOTA NA-002, until February 17. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using mostly CW. They will be active as VP5K in the ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL VP5K via K0PC and others to home calls.
NEW ZEALAND, ZL. Mark, ZL3AB, Geoff, ZL3GA and Phil, ZL3PAH will be QRV as ZL3X in the ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL via LoTW.
PARAGUAY, ZP. Dale, N3BNA, Bud, N7CW and Edgar, KC2RG will be QRV as ZP0R in the ARRL International DX CW contest. Look for ZP/KC2RG and ZP/N3BNA to be active using CW and various digital modes, respectively. QSL via operators' instructions. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL International DX CW Contest, American Lighthouse Activity Weekend, PODXS 070 Club Valentine Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, Russian PSK World Wide Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and the AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for February 17.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, AGCW Semi-Automatic Key Evening, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are scheduled for February 19.
Please see February QST, page 81 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details. 007
Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.
There were no sunspots over this reporting week, February 6-12. Average daily solar flux declined over one point to 71.1. Average planetary A index increased from 6.7 to 8.3.
Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 70 on February 14-21, 73 on February 22, 74 on February 23-29, 72 on March 1-3, 71 on March 4-11, 72 on March 12-18, 73 on March 19-20, 74 on March 21-27, and 72 on March 28-29.
ARRL Headquarters will be closed for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on that day. Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, February 18, at 8 AM EST.