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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #05:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on January 31, 2013
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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #05:

DX Bulletin 5 ARLD005
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 31, 2013
To all radio amateurs

ARLD005 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, 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.

FIJI, 3D2. Bob, W7YAQ and Bill, N7OU will be QRV as 3D2NB and 3D2OU, respectively, from Nadi, IOTA OC-016, from February 2 to 7. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using mainly CW with some SSB and RTTY. QSL to home calls.

TOGO, 5V. Jackie, F8AEJ will be QRV as 5V7JD from Lome from February 4 to March 15. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using mostly digital modes. QSL to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Andrew, G7COD plans to be QRV as 8Q7AK from Kaafu Atoll, IOTA AS-013, for three weeks in February while on holiday. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands generally during 0730 to 1100z, 1300 to 1500z and then 1730 to 1800z. QSL to home call.

AZORES, CT3. Hermann, CT3FN will be QRV as CR2V in the Mexico International RTTY Contest as a Single Op entry. QSL via HB9CRV.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Mats, SM7GIB is QRV as D44TIB until February 6. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Jean-Pierre, F6ITD will be QRV as FG/F6ITD from February 1 to 25. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and digital modes. QSL to home call.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Oku, JK1KSB is QRV as FK/JK1KSB until February 3. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL to home call.

ECUADOR, HC. Elena, RC5A will be QRV as HC2/RC5A from February 5 to March 9. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. This includes being a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry in the upcoming ARRL DX CW contest. QSL to home call.

ANTARCTICA. Nick, RW6ACM will be QRV as RI1ANP from the Russian Antarctic Base Progress from February 1 until the end of 2013. QSL via RN1ON.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Bert, CX3AN will be QRV as S79AN from Mahe Island, IOTA AF-024, from February 4 to 11. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using mainly CW and SSB. QSL via EB7DX.

SUDAN, ST. Sam, K0YAK is QRV as ST2SF until the mid of April. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL to home call.

TURKEY, TA. TC Special Wireless Activity Team members are QRV as TC1BW during February in remembrance of Asil Feri, TA1BW. QSL via bureau.

MALI, TX. Fernando, EA4BB is QRV as TZ6BB from Bamako. His length of stay is unknown. He is active on 40 to 10 meters. QSL direct via W3HNK.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Massimo, IZ0EGB will soon be QRV as Z81B. QSL to home call.

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8. Steve, G3ZVW is QRV as ZD8N until February 5. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL to home call.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Bruce, K0BJ is QRV as ZF2BJ until February 2. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

TOKELAU, ZK3. Dieter, DJ2EH is now QRV as ZK3T and will be here until February 20. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. North American CW Sprint, 10-10 International Winter SSB Contest, QRP CW Fox Hunt, Mexico RTTY International Contest, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Vermont QSO Party, Triathlon DX Contest, EPC World Wide DX BPSK63 Contest, Black Sea Cup International, FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, Minnesota QSO Party, AGCW Straight Key CW Party, British Columbia QSO Party and the Delaware QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 4. The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for February 5. The QRP CW Fox Hunt is scheduled for February 6. Please see February QST, page 90, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest websites for details.

Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

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