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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #40:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on October 5, 2017
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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #40:

DX Bulletin 40 ARLD040
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 5, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLD040 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by Z36W, 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.

TUNISIA, 3V. Mik, HB9FSA is QRV as 3V8TD from Djerba Island, IOTA AF-083. Activity is on the various HF bands. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

TIMOR-LESTE, 4W. Roly, ZL1BQD is QRV as 4W6RR from Dili, IOTA OC-148, until October 10. Activity is on 40 and 20 meters using CW and JT9, JT65 and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

RWANDA, 9X. Peter, HB9DVG is QRV as 9X9PJ, and possibly later as 9X9PJ/p, from Kigali for the next two years. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL direct to home call.

BHUTAN, A5. Operators Zorro, JH1AJT, Kasu, VR2KF and Champ, E21EIC are QRV as A5A until October 8. The main purpose of this trip is to support the launch of the Paralympic Committee in Bhutan with the Bhutan Olympic Committee. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JH1AJT.

SPAIN, EA. Special event station AN92EXPO commemorates the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Seville Universal Exposition, operating in conjunction with the fifth centennial of the Discovery of America. QSL via bureau.

REUNION ISLAND, FR. Gust, ON6KE is QRV as FR/ON6KE until October 10. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW, JT65 and FT8. QSL via operator's instructions.

TEMOTU PROVINCE, H40. Stan, LZ1GC is QRV as H40GC until October 20. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9. A group of operators are QRV as S9YY from Sao Tome, IOTA AF-023, until October 12. Activity is on the HF bands, possibly including 60 meters, using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via DH7WW.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Peter, DD1GG is QRV as S79PT from Mahe Island, IOTA AF-024, until October 15. Activity is on various HF bands. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Operators JA6BMB, JA6KYU and JR6DRH are QRV as T88CS, T88HS and T88RH, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until October 11. In addition, operators JA6EGL, JQ6FQI and JH7IPR will be QRV as T88SM, T88WM and T88UW, respectively, from October 11 to 17. Both operations are expected to be active on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65, JT9 and FT8. QSL to home calls.

BRUNEI, V8. Special event station V84K50GJ is QRV until October 15 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee celebration of His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's Accession to the Throne. Activity is on all bands and modes. QSL via

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. A group of operators are QRV as VK9XI until October 10. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with a beacon on 6 meters. This includes an entry in the Oceania DX SSB contest. QSL via M0OXO.

COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND, VK9C. After their Christmas Island operation, the group will be QRV as VK9CI from October 10 to 17. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with a beacon on 6 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming Oceania DX CW contest. QSL via M0OXO.

VIET NAM. XV. Laurent, F5TMJ is living in Ho Chi Minh City and is QRV as XV9JM. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters at various times. QSL via F6ITD.

MACEDONIA, Z3. Members of the Radio Club Nikola Tesla are QRV as Z370M until December 31 to celebrate the club's 70 years. QSL via Z37M.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL EME Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest, TRC DX Contest, Microwave Fall Sprint, Oceania DX Phone Contest, The Russian World Wide Digital Contest SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, California QSO Party, International HELL-Contest, FISTS Fall Slow Speed CW Sprint, WAB HF Phone, RSGB DX Contest, UBA ON 80-Meter CW Contest and the UBA ON 6-meter Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn CW Series and 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint are scheduled for October 9.

The 10-10 International 10-10 Day Sprint is scheduled for October 10.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for October 11.

Please see October QST, page 94, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

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