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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #32:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on August 10, 2017
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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #32:

DX Bulletin 32 ARLD032
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT August 10, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLD032 DX news

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

MARKET REEF, OJ0. Martti, OH2BH and Henri, OH3JR signing OJ0BH and OJ0JR, respectively, will be QRV from August 12 to 19, using the new FT8 digital mode. They will also be active in the Worked All Europe DX Contest as well as make appearances on the traditional modes during any audible propagation.

ISRAEL, 4X. Udi, 4X6ZM and friends plan to activate the Baram National Park (Synagogue section Sn-02, Church section Ch-05, Holyland M-03-ZF, 4XFF-0005, WW Loc. KM37rb) for the HOCOTA programme on August 11. They will be QRV as 4X0B on HF using SSB and CW. QSL via 4X6ZM direct via the bureau or LoTW.

ALGERIA, 7X. Bodo, DF8DX is currently QRV as 7Y0A until August 26 from Bechar using SSB and CW. QSL via ClubLog OQRS.

ENGLAND, G. Special event station GB4RFR operates around the Flight Refueling Hamfest on August 13.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, K. K7I is the call of a special event station commemorating the birth of the first IBM-PC. They are QRV until August 14. This is one in a series of activities for marking historic milestones in air and spacecraft technology. For QSL information see

RUSSIA, UE. UE80AR draws attention to the founding of the Archangelsk Oblast 80 years ago and is QRV until the end of September. An award is available as well. QSL via RN1ON.

INDIA, VU. Madhukar, VU2MUD plans to use the call AT5M in the WAE contest from Bengaluru. QSL via VU2MUD, ClubLog.

MALTA, 9H. Oliver, DF6MS will be operating holiday-style from Gozo as 9H3BW until August 19 on 40 to 15 meters, using CW only, running a QRP rig. QSL via DF6MS.

SVALBARD, JW. Look for Volkmar, DL4AOJ signing JW/DL4AOJ on the HF bands, using SSB and CW, until August 14. QSL via home call.

MAYOTTE, FH. Heye, DJ9RR is QRV as FH/DJ9RR until August 14. Look for him using CW and RTTY on 80 to 10 meters. QSL direct or via the DARC QSL Bureau and LoTW.

FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA, V6. Chusuke, JR1FKR will be operating as V63FKR while on vacation from September 27 to October 2, using SSB and RTTY on 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 meters. QSL direct only to JR1FKR.

VANUATU, YJ. Adam, K7ST will be QRV as YJ0ST from several different islands until mid October, before sailing on to Australia. QSL via EA5GL.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0. Tina, DL5YL and Fred, DL5YM will be QRV as HB0/home calls from September 21 to October 7. Look for them on 160 to 30 meters. Tina will be emphasizing low band activity towards JA, VK and ZL on the long path.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Hans, PA3HGT will be QRV as 3B8/PA3HGT from September 5 to 22. Activity will be holiday style on 40, 20 and 10 meters using mainly SSB and sometimes the digital modes. QSL via his home call sign, via the Bureau, direct or LoTW.

GUINEA, 3YX. Operators Alain, F5OZC and Sebastien, F8DQZ will be active as 3XY3D from November 1 to 30. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using mainly CW. QSL via F5OZC, by the REF Bureau or direct.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Alex, F4GHS will be active as E51GHS from two of the South Cook Islands during August. He will be QRV from Aitutaki Island (OC-083) until August 16 and from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) from August 16 to 25. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands. QSL via his home call.

LIGHTHOUSE OPERATIONS. GB0BLH will operate from Berwick Lighthouse (ILLW UK0077) from August 14 to 21, including the ILL weekend on August 19 and 20. QSL only via bureau and eQSL. Operators Moses, CM2YV, Bob, CO2KL, Amed, CO2AME and possibly others will be active as T45FM from the Faro Puta Maya Lighthouse (ILLW CU-005) during the ILL weekend. They plan to have six stations active on all bands using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via RW6HS, direct only.

MELLISH REEF, VK9M. Operators Dietmar, DL3DXX, Morten, LB8DC, Robert, N7QT, Brian, N9ADG, Eric, SM1ALH, Hawk, SM5AQD, Lasse, SM5GLC and David, W5XU will be active as VK9MA from November 3 to 16. They will be QRV on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to have five stations on the air. QSL via N7QT, direct, via the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW or eQSL.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The WAE DX Contest, CW, SKCC Weekend Sprintathon and Maryland-DC QSO Party are on tap for this weekend. The MMMonVHF/DUBUS 144 MHz Meteorscatter Sprint is on August 11. Please see August QST page 86 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

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