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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #16:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on April 20, 2017
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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #16:

DX Bulletin 16 ARLD016
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 20, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLD016 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by KI1U, 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.

TOGO, 5V. David, OK6DJ and Petr, OK1FCJ are QRV as 5V7P until April 27. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with two stations active. QSL via OK6DJ.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Mike, UA1QV is QRV as 8Q7QV from Fihalhohi Island, IOTA AS-013, until April 25. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call. In addition, Jim, G3VDB will be QRV as 8Q7EJ from Vilamendhoo from April 24 to May 7. Activity will be on 20 meters, and possibly 30 and 17 meters using CW, and possibly SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL to home call.

BOTSWANA, A2. A group of operators will be QRV as A25UK from April 25 to May 5. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0OXO.

MOROCCO, CN. Special event station 5C12SIA is QRV until April 23 to commemorate the 12th International Exhibition of Agriculture in Meknes city. QSL via LoTW or direct.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Operators Andy, 4F1GNW, Ed, 4F1OZ, Gil, 4F2KWT, and Nani, DU1COP are QRV as DZ4C from Tinaga Island, IOTA OC-202, until April 23. Activity is on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via VE7DP.

BELARUS, EU. Special event station EV145O (Oh) is QRV until June 22 to commemorate the 145th anniversary of the Belarusian Society of Rescue on the Waters. QSL via operators' instructions.

SCOTLAND, GM. Mike, KI1U will be QRV from Scotland and from Iona Island for a day or two as MM/KI1U, IOTA EU-008, from April 22 to 29. Activity will be as his time permits on 40 and 20 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

SWITZERLAND, HB. Special event station HB600NVF is QRV until the end of 2017 to mark the 600 years since the patron saint of Switzerland Niklaus von Flue was born. QSL via HB9JOE.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Ari, OH3KAV will be QRV as OF0KA from April 22 to 27. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW, JT9 and JT65. He may also try to be active on 60 meters. QSL to home call.

CRETE, SV9. Seppo, OH1VR will be QRV as SV9/OH1VR from April 27 to May 3. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using mainly CW. QSL direct to home call.

MAIL, TZ. Denis, F8DAK is QRV as TZ6BB from Bamako and is here for about 18 months. Activity is on 20 meters. QSL to home call. In addition, Jeff, TZ4AM is QRV from Bamako. He is active on the HF bands, and possibly on 6 meters as well. QSL to W3HNK.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event stations R1961GP and R1961AG are QRV until April 30 to commemorate the April 12, 1961 first manned space flight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. QSL R1961AG via RA4DR and R1961GP via OQRS.

NAMIBIA, V5. Stefan, HB9JAB is QRV as V51/HB9JAP until May 8 while caravanning around Namibia. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7. Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as V73/WW6RG from Kwajalein, IOTA OC-028, on April 26. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters using SSB at various times. QSL to home call.

BRUNEI, V8. Special event station V84SWA is QRV until April 24 to commemorate the 92nd World Amateur Radio Day. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via V85TL.

VIET NAM, XV. Jesus, WP4JBG is QRV as XV9G from Ho Chi Minh City until May 9. Activity is on 40, 20 and 15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW. Bruce, XW4XR has been active on 20 meters using RTTY around 1400z. QSL via E21EIC.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, QRP to the Field, SP DX RTTY Contest, UK/EI DX CW Contest, Nebraska QSO Party and the BARTG Sprint 75 are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The 222 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 25. The UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for April 26.

Please see April QST, page 92, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

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