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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #4:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on January 23, 2014
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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #4:

DX Bulletin 4 ARLD004
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 23, 2014
To all radio amateurs

ARLD004 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.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Jean-Paul, HB9ARY is QRV as 3B8/HB9ARY until February 15. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using mostly SSB with some CW. QSL direct to NI5DX.

TANZANIA, 5Z. Sam, F6AML will be QRV as 5H1Z from IOTAs AF-032, AF-054, AF-074 and AF-087 from January 28 to February 18. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Bjorn, SM0MDG plans to be QRV as 8Q7BM in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via M0URX.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Alex, RA1A will be QRV as EA8/RA1A in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via operator's instructions.

AMSTERDAM AND ST. PAUL ISLANDS, FT/Z. A large group of operators are QRV as FT5ZM for two weeks. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via N2OO.

DOMINICA, J7. John, AD8J will be QRV as J79JG from January 29 to February 7. Activity will be holiday style using mostly CW in his spare time. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Masa, JN3MXT will be QRV as T88MX from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from January 26 to 30. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

BENIN, TY. Wim, ON6DX plans to be QRV as TY1TT from January 26 to February 5. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Sho, JA7HMZ is QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, until January 30. Activity is on all bands and modes. He will be active as V6A in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest as a Single Op/High Power entry. QSL both calls direct to home call.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Tino, VK3EGN will be QRV in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL to home call.

BURKINA FASO, XT. Harald, DF2WO is QRV as XT2AW from Ouagadougou until the end of February. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Bruce, K0BJ and Phil, N0KE are QRV as ZF2BJ until February 1. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands, with an emphasis on 30, 17 and 12 meters, using CW and some SSB. This includes a Multi Op entry in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL to home calls.

OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operations are approved for DXCC credit: Afghanistan, T6EU, current operation through May 3, 2014; Chad, TT8ES, this operation was previously approved for 2012 and 2013 and the license has been extended through February 28, 2014.

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/2 in New York and W1AW/5 in Oklahoma are QRV until 2359Z on 28 January. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/0 in Minnesota and W1AW/5 in Texas will be QRV starting at 0000z on 29 January. They will be active until 2359z on 4 February.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ World Wide 160-Meter CW Contest, NAQCC Straight Key/Bug CW Sprint, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, REF CW Contest, BARTG RTTY Sprint, UBA DX Contest, SPAR Winter Field Day, WAB 1.8 MHz Phone, Classic CW Exchange and the QRP ARCI Fireside SSB Sprint are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. Please see January 2014 QST, page 81 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

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