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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #5:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on January 30, 2014
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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #5:

DX Bulletin 5 ARLD005
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 30, 2014
To all radio amateurs

ARLD005 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, OZ1ANE, 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.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Look for 9M4CNY to be QRV from Penang Island, IOTA AS-015, on February 2 to mark the Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Festival 2014. Activity will be on 20, 15, 10 and 2 meters. QSL direct to home call.

BHUTAN, A5. A group of operators are QRV as A52JR until February 4 during the Zorro's Foundation for Global Children programs. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL via PP5VB.

BAHAMAS, C6. Tim, AF1G is QRV as AF1G/C6A from Andros Island, IOTA NA-001, until November 20. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using SSB. QSL direct to home call.

URUGUAY, CX. Members of the Radiogrup Sur are QRV as CW5O from the Rincon del Bonte Lighthouse until February 2. Activity is on the HF bands using all modes. QSL direct to CX2ABC.

ANTARCTICA. Lee, DS4NMJ will be QRV as D8A from the Jang Bogo research station at Terra Nova Bay from February 1 to January 31, 2015. Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly CW with some SSB and RTTY. QSL via HL2FDW.

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.

GREENLAND, OX. Steen, OZ1ANE is QRV from OX3KQ until February 3. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to OZ0J.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA530ROT is QRV until February 28 to support this year's 530 km relay run between Paris and Rotterdam. QSL via PA0ABM.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9. A group of operators will be QRV as S9TF from Principe, IOTA AF-044, from February 1 to 12. Activity will be with three stations on 80 to 10 meters. QSL via IK5CRH.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7. Bill, N6MW plans to be QRV as V73MW from Majuro Atoll, IOTA OC-029, from February 4 to 14. Activity will be mainly on 160, 80, 30 and 20 meters using CW with some RTTY. QSL via M0URX.

CANADA, VE. Canadian amateur radio operators have been assigned five channels on 60 meters at 5332 kHz, 5348 kHz, 5358.5 kHz, 5373 kHz, and 5405 kHz. Operations are to take place on a non-interference principle using CW, USB, RTTY and Data with a maximum bandwidth of 2.8 kHz and 100 watts ERP.

INDIA, VU. Members from the National Institute of Amateur Radio based in Hyderabad are QRV as AU3NIAR to celebrate its 30th anniversary. QSL via VU2NRO.

INDONESIA, YB. Budi, YF1AR and Fan, YB0AI are QRV as home calls/8 from the Gorong and Watubela Islands, IOTA OC-237, until February 3. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL YF1AR/8 via N2OO and YB0AI/8 direct to home call.

OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operations are approved for DXCC credit: Saudi Arabia, 7Z1ES, if you had this rejected in a recent application, send a note to bmoore (at) to be placed on the list for update; Afghanistan, T6ZG, current operation.

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/0 in Minnesota and W1AW/5 in Texas are QRV until 2359Z on 4 February. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/4 in Georgia and W1AW/KH6 in Hawaii will be QRV starting at 0000z on February 5. They will be active until 2359z on 11 February.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint Ladder, Vermont QSO Party, Triathlon DX Contest, 10-10 International SSB Winter Contest, Black Sea Cup International, EPC World Wide DX BPSK63 Contest, F9AA CW Cup, Minnesota QSO Party, FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, British Columbia QSO Party, AGCW Straight Key CW Party, Delaware QSO Party, Mexico RTTY International Contest and the North American CW Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 3. The ARS Spartan Sprint is scheduled for February 4. Please see February QST, page 88 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

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