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DX Bulletin 42 ARLD042
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 11, 2018
To all radio amateurs


This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NT5V, 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.

WESTERN SAMOA, 5W. Steve, WB2IQU will be QRV as 5W2IQ from Apia from October 18 to 25. Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL direct to home call.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Harald, DF2WO is QRV as D44TWO from Praia, Santiago Island, IOTA AF-005, until October 22. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.

SPAIN, EA. Members of the Cartagena Team are QRV with special call AM5BCP until October 21 to commemorate the Battle of Cabo de Palos 80 years ago. QSL via EA5GUQ.

WALES, GW. Special event station GB100MCV is QRV from Holyhead on Holy Island until October 28 to commemorate the sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Leinster during World War I. QSL via bureau.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Operators Han, DS2GOO, Rew, DS4NYE, Rocky, HL1VAU and a few other members of the Korea Contest Club are QRV as home calls/3 and D70LW/3 from Hwang Island, IOTA AS-080, until October 14. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via home calls, and D70LW/3 direct via DS4NYE.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Sang, DS4NMJ is QRV as DT8A from the Korean Antarctic Scientific Base King Se-Jong on King George Island, IOTA AN-010, until the end of December 2018. Activity will be on various HF bands using mainly CW and some SSB. QSL via HL2FDW.

PANAMA, HP. Members of the Radio Club de Panama and GREMPA, an emergency group, are QRV with scout station 3E1JT until October 31. This includes being active in the upcoming Jamboree On The Air. Activity is on all bands using SSB, with some CW and on various satellites. QSL via HP1ALX.

SVALBARD, JW. Just, LA9DL, Erling, LA6VM and Halvard, LA7XK are QRV as JW9DL, JW6VM, and JW7XK, respectively, from Longyearbyen, IOTA EU-026, until October 15. They will be QRV as JW5X in the Scandinavian Activity SSB contest. QSL JW7XK via LA7XK, JW9DL via LA9DL, JW6VM via LA6VM, and JW5X via LA5X.

ARUBA, P4. Operators NN5E and NT5V are QRV as P4/home calls until October 19. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home calls.

UKRAINE, UR. Special event station EM75QM is QRV until October 28 to commemorate the liberation of Melitopol in World War I. QSL via bureau.

GREECE, SV. Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as SV8/HB9FIH from Lesbos, IOTA EU-049, until October 21. This includes being active from numerous COTA, SOTA, and lighthouse references. This also includes being an entry in the upcoming Worked All Germany contest. QSL to home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. A group of operators will be QRV as VK9XG from October 17 to 29. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via G3TXF.

CAMBODIA, XU. Jaye, VK2SD is QRV as XU7AME from Phnom Penh until October 16. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

VIET NAM, XV. Jun, OE1ZKC is QRV as XV9RH from Hanoi until October 16. Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using only CW. QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW. Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XR until October 22. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL via E21EIC. In addition, Champ, E21EIC is QRV as XW1IC until October 16. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

VANUATU, YJ. Stan, LZ1GC, Lubo, OM5ZW and Karel, OK2WM will be QRV as YJ0GC from Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, from October 15 to November 4. Activity will be on the HF bands, with a focus on the low bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LoTW. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Makrothen RTTY Contest, QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party, Nevada QSO Party, Oceania DX CW Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Scandinavian Activity SSB Contest, Pennsylvania QSO Party, Arizona QSO Party, FISTS Fall Unlimited CW Sprint, South Dakota QSO Party, PODXS 070 Club 160-Meter Great Pumpkin Sprint, UBA ON 80-Meter CW Contest and the UBA ON 6-Meter Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 15 to 19.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint and Telephone Pioneers QSO Party are scheduled for October 15. The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for October 17. The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see October QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details. 042


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