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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #08:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on February 21, 2013
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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #08:

DX Bulletin 8 ARLD008
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 21, 2013
To all radio amateurs

ARLD008 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, 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. Nick, G3RWF (5X1NH) plans to be QRV from March 4 to 12. He has requested the call sign 9X0NH, and the license should be valid for 2013 because he could return later in the year. Activity will be mainly CW. QSL via G3RWF.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H44. Operators Phil, G3SWH and Jim, G3RTE will be active from Honiara, Guadalcanal, until February 28. QSL via G3SWH, either via the OQRS facility on Phil's Web site, direct with SAE and adequate return postage or via the Bureau.

DOMINICA, J7. Rick, KK4GV will be active as J79GV from Calibishie between March 8 and 17. His activity will be holiday style and SSB only. QSL via his home call sign, direct or via the Bureau.

EL SALVADOR, YS. John, NO7B will be QRV as YS1/NO7B until March 12. Listen for him on SSB only on 40 to 10 meters. QSL via home call.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Kim, OH6KZP will be active as OH0X during the ARRL DX SSB Contest, March 2 and 3, as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or to OH2TA.

BELIZE, V3. Lee, N8LJ will be active as V31LJ from Placencia between February 27 and March 6. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via K8ESQ.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Operators John, KB8RJ and XYL Crissie, WD8KUR will be active as VP2MRS and VP2MUR, respectively, until March 14. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters, including the WARC bands, using mostly SSB and some PSK. QSL both call signs via KB8RJ.

RODRIQUES ISLAND, 3B9. Operators Toshi, JA8BMK; Ken, JN1THL (AB1GJ) and Yoshiko, JQ1LCW (KF7JXL), plan to be active from March 1 to 10. Activity will be on 80 through 10 meters using SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. If time permits Toshi will operate from Mauritius Island as 3B8/JA8BMK on February 27 and 28. QSL via EA5GL, direct only.

ST. LUCIA, J6. Rob, N7QT, will be QRV as J6/N7QT between April 5 and 16. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY or PSK, as well as operating field portable (battery only) either from the St. Lucia beaches or scenic mountain tops. During field portable operations, they will sign /P. QSL J6/N7QT via LoTW, eQSL, by the Bureau, or direct to his home call sign with SASE. J69DS will only accept direct QSLs with a SASE. No Bureau QSLs.

BONAIRE, PJ4. Operators Janusz, SP9FIH and Kazik, SP6AXW will be active as PJ4/home calls between April 8 and 20. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via SP9FIH: Janusz Wegrzyn, P.O. Box 480, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, VP2V. Dave, W9DR will be active as VP2V/W9DR from the north shore of the Island of Anegada (NA-023) between June 14 and 28. Activity will be on 50.115 MHz (SSB) and 50.115.6 MHz (CW). He will also be running a beacon on 50.115.6 when the band is not open. QSL to home call.

GREECE, SV. Rich, M5RIC will be active as SV8/M5RIC from Zakynthos Island (EU-052) from July 23 to 30. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via M5RIC.

MIQUELON ISLAND, FP. Eric, KV1J will be QRV as FP/KV1J from July 6 to 16. He plans to be on 160 through 6 meters, primarily on SSB and RTTY but some CW, PSK-31 and Feld Hell. QSL via KV1J either direct, via the bureau or LoTW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The REF SSB Contest, UBA CW Contest, Mississippi QSO Party, North American RTTY QSO Party, North Carolina QSO Party, and the CQC Winter QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend. The CQ WW 160 Meter SSB Contest is on February 22. 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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