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8 April, 2016
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by WB6Z, QRZ 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.
MONTENEGRO, 4O. Oskar, LB9N is QRV as 4O/LB9N until May 7.
Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.
ALGERIA, 7X. Members of the Algerian Amateur Radio Union are QRV as 7Y9LI from the Cap Ivi Lighthouse until May 2. QSL via SM4VPZ.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Members of the Amateur Radio Club Sarawak will be QRV as 9M8RC from Satang Besar, IOTA OC-165, from April 30 to May 2. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL direct via 9W8KIF.
BAHRAIN, A9. A group of operators are QRV as A91HI from Hawar Island, IOTA AS-202, a new IOTA. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0OXO.
EASTER ISLAND, CE0Y. Martin, LU9EFO will be QRV as CE0Y/LU9EFO from May 6 to 13. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL direct via F4BHW.
JERSEY, GJ. A group of operators will be QRV as MJ/ON4RSX from St. Brelade from May 5 to 8. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct via ON8VP.
JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8J1ITU will be QRV from Kasumigaura City on Honshu Island, IOTA AS-007, from April 30 to May 31 to celebrate the anniversary of the International Telecommunications Union. QSL via bureau.
OGASAWARA, JD1. Koji, JI1LET is QRV as JD1BOI from Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, until May 6. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.
BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are QRV as LZ1867SEI during May to honor Bulgarian Saints. QSL via bureau.
ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. Laurent, FM5BH will be QRV as PJ7BH from May 1 to 8. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using mostly CW. QSL to home call.
MOUNT ATHOS, SV/A. Monk Iakovos from the Koutloumousiou Holy Monastery is now licensed as SV2RSG and has been active on 40 meters using SSB. He also operates using CW. QSL via SV1RP.
PALAU, T8. Kan, JJ2RCJ will be QRV as T88RF from Koror, IOTA OC-009, from May 1 to 5. Activity will be on the HF bands using mainly RTTY and other digital modes. QSL to home call.
BELIZE, V3. Henk, PA0C is QRV as V31HV and V31HV/P until October. Activity is on 80, 40, 20 and 15 meter using CW, SSB and JT65. He uses his portable call sign during weekends from beaches south of the city. QSL direct to home call.
BURKINA FASO, XT. Operators Jusei, JA3IVU and Junichi, JH3AEF are QRV as XT2IVU and XT2AEF, respectively, from Ouagadougou until May 4. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home calls.
VANUATU, YJ. Christian, HB9LCA will be QRV as YJ0CS from various locations from May 1 to 27. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using mostly CW with some SSB and JT65. QSL to home call.
ALBANIA, ZA. Martti, OH2BH is QRV as ZA/OH2BH until May 2. Activity is on 20 and 17 meters. QSL via operator's instructions.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO:
The NCCC RTTY Sprint,
NCCC CW Sprint,
SBMS 2.3 GHz and Up Contest and Club Challenge,
Russian World Wide MultiMode Contest,
Florida QSO Party
AGCW QRP/QRP CW Party
The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for May 2.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for May 3.
The Phone Fray, MIE 33 Contest and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for May 4.
The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
All dates, unless otherwise stated, are UTC.
See the ARRL Contest Branch page: http://www.arrl.org/contests
The ARRL Contest Update: http://www.arrl.org/The-ARRL-Contest-Update
and the WA7BNM Contest Calendar: http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/index.html
for more information. Looking for a Special Event station be sure to check out the ARRL Special Event Stations Web page: http://www.arrl.org/special-event-stations
28 April, 2016
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
AF-004, EA8, Canary Islands: Claudio/HB9OAU plans to operate
holiday-style from Tenerife between April 27 and May 2, signing
EA8/HB9OAU on 40-10m (SSB). QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog.
AS-024; JA6, Yaeyama Islands: Tak/JR1LZK and Mitsu/JE1HXZ will be
active under their homecalls/6 from Yonaguni Island (WW Loc. PL14,
JCG 47005) between April 23 and May 1. QRV on 40-6m on CW, SSB,
RTTY. QSL via homecalls (d/B), LoTW.
AS-031; JD, Chichi/ Haha/ Muko Islands: Harry/JG7PSJ activates
Chichijima from April 27 until May 6 as JD1BMH on 40-10m (CW, SSB,
RTTY). QSL via JD1BMH (B), JG7PSJ (d).
AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Take/JI3DST and Nao/JA5DCH
are going to pay Shodo Island a vist between the 29th and May 5.
QRV with their homecalls/p and 8J1JAG/5 (Japan Award Hunters Group
40th anniversary) on 40-10m on CW, SSB, FM, and RTTY. QSL for
8J1JAG/5 via JR1DNT (d/B).
AS-202; A9, Hawar Island: Operators Fawaz/A92AA, Khalid/A41OO,
Obaid/A61DJ, Ely/A93LT, Jeremy/EI5GM, David/EI9FBB, Col/MM0NDX, and
Ahmed/7Z1OO of the Bahrain Amateur Radia Group plan to activate the
new IOTA reference Hawar Island for the first time between April 27
and May 1 with the call A91HI. QRV with 5 stations on 40-10m on CW,
SSB, and RTTY. QSL via M0OXO OQRS (d/B). https://a91hi.com/
EU-004; EA6, Balearic Islands: Goran/S55OO operates holiday-style
between April 25 and May 1 from Ibiza as EA6/S55OO on 40-6m (CW,
SSB, digital modes). QSL via S55OO (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.
EU-008; GM/MM, Inner Hebrides: Andy/M1LOL and Ray/M1REK will be
activating Muck Island (IOSA NH06, SCOTIA DI18) from May 1 to 5
with the call MM1LOL. QRV on 80-10m, mostly on SSB. QSL via M1REK
EU-042; DL, Schleswig-Holstein State North West group: Mike/DG5LAC
operates /p from Amrum (WLOTA 2464) between April 30 and May 6. He
also activates DLFF-242, the Dunes of Amrum, for the first time.
QRV on 80-10m (SSB). QSL automagically via bureau, Log will be
uploaded to the WWFF database. QSL via DG5LAC (d/B).
EU-042; DL, Schleswig-Holstein State North West group: Members of
the DARC clubs E39, E09, and E38 are going to activate DLFF-013
with two stations between the 27th and 30th. QRV with the calls
DL0DFF and DK0RZ on 80-10m on SSB, CW, digital modes. QSL for
DL0DFF via bureau, DL3HBZ (d); DK0RZ via bureau, DL5HAQ (d).
EU-120; G/M, English Coastal Islands: The Virtual Amateur Radio
Club is going to put Lundy (ARLHS ENG-073, WAB SS14) on the air
between the 2nd and 7th of May. Operators of MX0VRC/p are
Mark/G0GQT, Keith/M0KJA, and Nigel/G0GDA to be active on 40-10m
(mostly SSB). QSL only via eQSL.
NA-066; W6, California State South (Orange/ San Diego County)
group: Members of the Palos Verdes ARC are going to operate as
K6PV/6 from Santa Catalina Island (USi CA016S) between April 28 and
May. QRV on 80-10m on SSB, CW, RTTY, and PSK31. QSL via K6PV (d/B).
OC-165; 9M8, Sarawak's Coastal Islands: Members of the Amateur
Radio Club Sarawak will activate Satang Besar between April 30 and
May 2 with the call 9M8RC. The team consists of 9M8ADX, 9M8WAT,
9W8DEN, 9W8CH, 9W8KIF, 9W8PTS, and 9W8FIZ. QSL via 9W8KIF (d).
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
This is a brand new 1st time activation of Hawar Island - A91HI so demand will be huge.
We will be QRV for five days between April 27 to May 1, 2016.
To make your QSO happen we have compiled a team of highly experienced IOTA activators – led by Fawaz A92AA – with the sole aim to give everyone a fair chance to work AS-202.
Up to five stations will be active during peak times from 40m through 10m on CW, SSB & RTTY; focus to all areas. We want you in our log!
A91HI Site: https://a91hi.com/
VE3KCL. 2 Party Balloons and a U3S digi beacon....
OK so it sounds like an opening line of a joke but I wonder how many Hams have been following VE3KCL's attempts to circumnavigate the globe using a couple of "party" balloons and a version of the QRP Labs U3S Digi beacon?
At the time of writing the balloon has traveled over 30,000 mils (50,000KM) and has been reporting back its location for the past couple of weeks via the WSPR net. Many of the big names in the HF Digi world have been monitoring the 10 MHz signals and reporting the beacons location. As I type, weather permitting, the HAM Radio Digi beacon balloon looks like it will pass its starting point of Toronto within the next couple of days. Fingers crossed for VE3KCL and thanks to Hans Summers another good use of Joe Taylor's WJST software.