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    ARLD003 DX news

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    ARLD003 DX news

    ZCZC AE03
    QST de W1AW  
    DX Bulletin 3  ARLD003
    From ARRL Headquarters  
    Newington CT  January 17, 2013
    To all radio amateurs  

    ARLD003 DX news
    This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, PS7DX, The Weekly 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.

    TANZANIA, 5H.  Sam, F6AML will be QRV as 5H1Z from Zanzibar Island,IOTA AF-032, from January 20 to February 28.  Activity will be in his free time on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  This may include visits to IOTAs AF-054, AF-063 and AF-075.  QSL via bureau to home call.

    SAMOA, 5W.  Ralph is QRV as 5W0W from Apia until March.  QSL via NR6M.

    BAHAMAS, C6.  Operators W4BUW, W8GEX, W8CAA and AA4NN plan to be QRV as C6AGH and C6DX from Great Exuma Island, IOTA NA-001, from January 20 to 27.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with three stations.  QSL C6AGH via W4BUW and C6DX via W8GEX. 

    CHILE, CE.  Jose, CE8DMT is QRV from Puerto Williams on Navarino Island, IOTA SA-050.  Activity is on 40 and 15 meters using SSB. His length of stay is unknown.  QSL to home call.

    ARMENIA, EK.  Aram, EK6LP has been active on 12 meters around 1415z. QSL direct via RN4LP.

    REUNION ISLAND, FR.  Operators F8APV and F8EOI will be QRV as FR/home calls from January 21 to February 8.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB with a focus on 30 meter CW and 20 meter SSB.  QSL to home calls.

    ENGLAND, G.  A group of operators will be QRV as GB6WLB from January 19 to 27 as part of the RNLI SOS Radio week.  Activity will be on most of the HF bands.  QSL via G6XOU.

    COLOMBIA, HK.  Lothar, DK8LRF is QRV as HK3JCL from Restrepo until March 31.  Activity is on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

    DOMINICA, J7.  Operators Bernie, W3UR and Tony, N3ME will be QRV as J77A and J76A, respectively, from January 22 to February 1 and  January 22 to February 11, respectively.  Activity will be during their spare time on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home calls. 

    MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1.  Take, JG8NQJ is QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, IOTA OC-073, until mid April while on work assignment with the island's weather station.  Activity will be mainly on 17 to 10 meters using CW.  QSL to home call.

    ANTARCTICA.  Robert is QRV as LU1ZG from the Ejercito General Belgrano II Base.  Of late he has been active on 20 meters using SSB between 0425 and 0510z.  QSL via LU4DXU.

    BRAZIL, PY.  Members of the Natal Digital Group are QRV as special event station PW7F until January 20 to celebrate the 413th anniversary of Fortaleza dos Reis Magos located in the city of Natal.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes.  QSL via PS7HD.

    SUDAN, ST.  Lourens, ZS6AKB is QRV as ST2/ZS6AKB in Kutum in the Darfur region of Sudan until June while on work assignment. Activity is in his spare time on 40, 30 and 20 meters.  QSL to home call.

    EGYPT, SU.  Gerd, DJ5IW is QRV as SU/DJ5IW from El Fardous until February 8.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW only in his spare time.  QSL to home call.

    INDIA, VU.  Gwalior, VU2JAU is QRV as ATS150 until January 20 to commemorate the 150th birthday of orator and philosopher Swami  Vivekanada.  Activity of late has been on 20 meters using SSB.  QSL via operator's instructions.

    OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT.  The following operation is approved for DXCC Credit:  Republic of South Sudan, Z81Z, current operation commencing January 8, 2013.

    THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL January VHF Contest, North American SSB QSO Party, AWA Linc Cundall Memorial CW Contest, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Feld Hell Sprint, LZ Open CW Contest, YL-ISSB SSB QSO Party and Hungarian DX Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.  The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for January 21.  The SKCC CW Sprint, CWops Mini-CWT Test and QRP CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 23.  Please see  January 2013 QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest websites
    for details.