DX News from the ARRL 19 July, 2013

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

MONTENEGRO, 4O. Alex, UA3RF, and Nick, RK3RB will be QRV as 4O/home calls from July 21 to 24. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home calls.

CYPRUS, 5B. Operators 5B4MF, 5B4ZN, 5B4AHE and 5B4AMF are QRV as home calls/p from Agios Georgios Island, IOTA AS-120, until July 21. Activity is primarily on 20 and 17 meters using SSB with two stations active simultaneously. This may include 30 meters using CW as well.
QSL to home calls.

GHANA, 9G. Jeff, W7JVN is QRV as 9G5AC from Asamankese while on a 16-month missionary assignment. Activity is on 20 and 15 meters, using mostly SSB with some CW and PSK as his work permits. QSL via K7JH.

CHINA, BY. A number of members of the Marconi Radio Club in Weihai plan to be QRV as BY4IB/4 from Jiming Island, IOTA AS-146, from July 21 to 29. Activity will be on the HF bands using all modes. This includes being active in the upcoming IOTA contest with several stations.
QSL via BY4IB.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Gert, ZS6AYU is QRV as C91GR from Bilene until July 23. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

ENGLAND, G. Special event station GB558VUL will be QRV beginning July 20 to September to commemorate the support effort behind getting the last Vulcan XH558 aircraft back into the air. QSL via bureau.

THAILAND, HS. Look for stations HS0AC, E2E, HS4AK, HS5AM and others to be QRV in the CQ World Wide VHF contest. QSL via operators' instructions.

JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8J1AKIBA is QRV until August 31 during the Akiba Daisuki festival being held in Tokyo's shopping district Akihabara. QSL via bureau.

SVALBARD, JW. Winfried, DL2GW is QRV as JW/DL2GW from Longyearbyen, IOTA EU-026, until July 23. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

LITHUANIA, LY. Special event station LY55SOP is QRV until the end of July during the annual Sea of Peace activity. QSL via LY5W.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Leo, PP1CZ will be QRV as PY0F/PP1CZ from July 25 to 30. Activity will be on the HF bands, primarily on the newer bands, using mostly CW and RTTY with some SSB. He may also try 160 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via operator's instructions.

POLAND, SP. Special event station HF450NS is QRV from Nowa Sol until then end of 2013 in celebration of the city's 450 years of settlement and 270 years of city rights. QSL via SP3KEY.

CRETE, SV9. Gordon, MM0GOR plans to be QRV as SW9GG from July 23 to 30. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes an entry in the upcoming RSGB IOTA contest. QSL to home call.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Look for station R20RRC/0 to be QRV from Shikotan Island, IOTA AS-062, from July 20 to 27 during the celebration of the RRC's 20th anniversary. QSL via RZ3EC.

ROMANIA, YO. Members of the radio club in Miercurea-Ciuc are QRV with special event call sign YO1000LEANY during July to support the folk festival The Day of Thousand Szekely Girls. QSL via bureau.

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8. Bob, VP8LP is QRV as ZD8LP until August 5. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and PSK. QSL to home call.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Bill, W5SJ is QRV as ZF2EZ while on holiday. Activity is on the HF bands. He will also be active in the CQ World Wide VHF contest. QSL via W5JAY.


The CQ Worldwide VHF Contest, North American RTTY QSO Party, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, Russian Radio Team Championship, VK/Trans-Tasman Multi-Mode Contest, DMC RTTY Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and the RSGB Low Power CW Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for July 22.
The SKCC CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for July 24.
Please see page 80 in the July 2013 issue of QST and the ARRL andWA7BNM contest web sites for details

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