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  • Friday, January 11, 2013

    DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #02:

    DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #02:
    ZCZC AE02
    QST de W1AW
    DX Bulletin 2 ARLD002
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT January 10, 2013
    To all radio amateurs
    ARLD002 DX news
    This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, PP1CZ, 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.
    RWANDA, 9X. Carl, SM6CPY plans to be QRV as 9X0PY from January 15 to 31. Activity will be holiday style using mainly CW on the HF bands. QSL to home call.
    BAHAMAS, C6. Rick, K6VVA is QRV as C6AVA from Bimini Island, IOTA NA-0148, until January 14. Activity is on the HF bands using CW. This includes a possible entry in the North American CQ QSO Party. QSL via N6AWD.
    FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DB100AWPB is QRV to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the "Ausbesserungswerk Paderborn" of the German Railway. QSL via DO6NIK.
    MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1. Take, JG8NQJ will be QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1 beginning January 15 until the middle of April while on work assignment. Activity will be in his spare time. QSL to home call.
    PUERTO RICO, KP4. Members of the Caribbean Amateur Radio Group are QRV using special call N4D until January 25 on the occasion of the ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention which occurs the end of the month. QSL via WP4CRG.
    AUSTRIA, OE. Austrian stations have the option of using the special prefix OE2013 from January 15 to February 18 to commemorate the Ski World Cup in Schladming. QSL via operators instructions.
    FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Leo, PP1CZ is on vacation on Fernando de Noronha, IOTA SA-003, from January 15 to 21. He will be QRV as PY0F/PP1CZ. Activity will be in his free time using CW, SSB and RTTY on the HF bands, with a focus on 160 and 80 meters using only CW. QSL to home call.
    POLAND, SP. Janusz, SP9YI will be QRV with special event call sign HF0A from January 15 to February 28 to celebrate the 10th Arctic Activity Week. QSL to home call.
    PALAU, T8. Mike, JA6EGL, Yas, JA6UBY and Yu, JE6DND are QRV as T88SM, T88CP and T88HK respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until January 14. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to home calls.
    BELIZE, V3. Gerd, DJ4KW is QRV as V31YN until January 24. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.
    LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Operators JA3ARJ, JA3BZO, JA3HJI, AE6XY, W7AVO and W7PBL are QRV as home calls /VK9L until January 18. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via operators' instructions.
    NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Lee, VK3GK is QRV as VK3GK/9 until January 15. Activity is in his spare time on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and some CW. QSL to home call.
    VIET NAM, XV. Sei, JA7LU and Hiroo, JA2VWG will be QRV as XV4LU and XV4DD, respectively, from Phu Quoc Island, IOTA AS-128, from January 12 to 16. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home calls.
    EL SALVADOR, YS. Roberto, I2JIN is QRV as YS3CW from Corinth until January 31. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using mainly CW. QSL to home call.
    CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pet, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand Cayman from January 12 to 20. Activity will be holiday style on 20 to 10 meters using mainly SSB. This includes an entry in the upcoming North American SSB QSO Party. QSL to home call.
    OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operation is approved for DXCC Credit: Conway Reef, 3D2C, 2012 operation. If you had cards previously rejected for this operation please send an email to bmoore@arrl.org to be put on a list for an update.
    THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint Ladder, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, MI QRP January CW Contest, UK DX BPSK63 Contest, WW PMC Contest, North American CW QSO Party, DARC 10-Meter Contest and the NRAU-Baltic CW and SSB Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The NAQCC-EU Monthly CW Sprint is scheduled for January 14. The AWA Linc Cundall Memorial CW Contest and QRP CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 16. Please see January 2013 QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest websites for details.
    Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.