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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #8:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on February 20, 2014
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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #8:

DX Bulletin 8 ARLD008
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 20, 2014
To all radio amateurs

ARLD008 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.

UGANDA, 5X. Alan, G3XAQ will be QRV as 5X1XA from Kampala from February 25 to March 16. Activity is on the HF bands using only CW. This includes an entry in the upcoming BERU contest. QSL via G3SWH.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Kasimir, DL2SBY is QRV as 8Q7KB from Fihahohi Island, IOTA AS-013, until February 24. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters and possibly 30, 17 and 12 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

TONGA, A3. Klaus, DK1AX and Heidi, DK1MA will be QRV as A35AX from Tongatapu Island, IOTA OC-049, and from Vava'u Island, IOTA OC-064, from February 24 to March 7. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via operator's instructions.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Kazu, JA1IST will be QRV as FK/JA1IST from Noumea, IOTA OC-032, from February 25 to March 1. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

SLOVAK REPUBLIC, OM. Roman, OM3TOW is QRV as OM44LTE for all of 2014 to mark the introduction of the 4th generation LTE standard for mobile communications in Slovakia. QSL direct to OM3RP.

BRAZIL, PY. Orlando, PT2OP is QRV as ZZ8S from the Santana Lighthouse on Santana Island, IOTA SA-018, until February 24. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters. This includes being active in the 6th South American Lighthouses Weekend. QSL direct to home call.

GREECE, SV. A large group of operators will be QRV as SX1AA in the CQ 160 Meter SSB contest. QSL direct to SV1CNS.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Operators Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG will be QRV as V21ZG from the Villa Sundowners near Pottery Village on Antigua beginning February 26 and active for four weeks. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB, RTTY and PSK and possibly SSTV. QSL via DL7AFS.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7. Bob, N6MW plans to be QRV as V73MW from Majuro Island, IOTA OC-029, from February 25 to March 4. Activity will be mainly on 160, 80, 20 and possibly 17 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0URX.

BERMUDA, VP9. Michael, G7VJR is QRV as VP9/G7VJR from Hamilton Parish until February 27. QSL via M0OXO.

CAMBODIA, XU. John, KF0RQ will be QRV as XU7ACQ from Phnom Penh from February 25 to March 21 while on a family visit. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and digital modes. QSL to home call.

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8. Werner, DJ9KH will be QRV as ZD8D from February 24 to March 11. Activity will be holiday style mainly on 160 to 40 meters, and possibly 60 and 6 meters, using CW. This includes an entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL via DL9HO.

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/8 in Michigan and W1AW/4 in Florida are QRV until 2359z on 25 February. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/7 in Washington and W1AW/0 in Kansas will be QRV starting at 0000z on February 26. They will be active until 2359z on March 4.

SPECIAL EVENT STATION. W1AW Centennial Station W1AW/KG4 in Guantanamo Bay will be QRV starting at 0000z on February 26 and active until 2359z on March 4. QSL to ARRL Headquarters.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest, North American RTTY QSO Party, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, REF SSB Contest, UBA DX CW Contest, 6th South American Lighthouses Weekend, High Speed Club CW Contest, North Carolina QSO Party and SARL Digital Contest are all scheduled for this upcoming weekend. The CQC Winter QSO CW Sprint is scheduled for February 24. The QRP CW Fox Hunt and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for February 26. 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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