DX News from the ARRL 3 October, 2014

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3 October, 2014

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by IK4AUY, 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.

FIJI, 3D2. Aki, JA1NLX is QRV as 3D2YA from Mana Island, IOTA OC-121, until October 9. Activity is on 30 to 10 meters using mainly CW, but with some SSB and digital modes as well. QSL to home call.

GUYANA, 8R. Alex, W1CDC is QRV as 8R1A during October. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

NEPAL, 9N. Toshi, JA8BMK is QRV as 9M7BM from Kathmandu during October. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

TONGA, A3. Lee, VK3GK is QRV as A35RT from Eua Island, IOTA OC-049, until October 13. He is here working for a humanitarian project on the island, but hopes to participate in both Oceania DX contests during his spare time. QSL via VE3GK.

AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO. Rob, NQ7T and Melanie, AB1UH are QRV as TX5Z from Raivavae Island, IOTA OC-114, until October 13. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK with a focus on 80 and 40 meters. QSL to home call.

ITALY, I. Special event station II4CND is QRV until December 31, 2014 to celebrate 50 years since the foundation of the radio telescope. QSL via IZ4FUE.

BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ1375IKA is QRV during the month of October to honor the Bulgarian saint Ioan Kukuzel. QSL via LZ1KCP.

ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. Operators EI5GM, EI9FBB, J69DS and MM0NDX may be QRV as PJ7PK from Guana Key of Pelikan, new IOTA NA-247, from October 6 to 10. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters.
 They may also be active from Sint Maarten as PJ7/home calls. QSL via operators' instructions.

BRAZIL, PY. Operators Diego, PY3PDG, Luiz, PU3KTM and Sadi, PU3SSC are QRV as ZY3WTS from Fortress Dom Pedro II, Cacapava South, until October 5. Activity is on 160, 80, 40, 12 and 10 meters using SSB.
QSL via PU3SSC.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Kasimir, DL2SBY will be QRV as S79KB from Mahe, IOTA AF-024, from October 4 to 9. Afterwards, he'll be QRV from Praslin from October 9 to 18. QSL to home call.

DODECANESE, SV5. Wolf, DL3DRN is QRV as SV5/DL3DRN from Rhodos, IOTA EU-001, until October 9. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

CRETE, SV9. Andreas, DL9USA is QRV as SW9AG until October 10. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

WEST KIRIBATI, T30. A group of operators are QRV as T30D from the Southern Tarawa Atoll, IOTA OC-017, until October 15. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with four stations active at all times. QSL via DL4SVA.

TURKEY, TA. Eugene, RD8X is QRV as TA4/RD8X from Belek until October 5. Activity is on the HF bands using CW. QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Nobuaki, JH0JHQ is QRV as V63XP from Pohnpei, IOTA OC-010, until October 6. Activity is generally on 17 and 12 meters.
This includes an entry on the Oceania SSB DX contest. QSL to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Phil, G3SWH and Georg, DK7LX are QRV as VP5/G3SWH from Grand Turk Island, IOTA NA-003, until October 9. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW with two stations. QSL via G3SWH.

VANUATU, YJ. Members of the Quake Contesters are QRV as YJ0X until October 15. Activity is on the HF bands, including 6 meters, with two stations using CW, SSB and RTTY. This includes being an entry in the Oceania DX SSB contest. QSL via ZL3PAH.


SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS

W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/KL7 in Alaska, W1AW/6 in California and W1AW/3 in the District of Columbia are QRV until 2359z on October 7. In addition, W1AW/4 in Virginia and W1AW/8 in Michigan will be QRV starting at 0000z on October 8. They will be active until 2359z on October 14.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO

Oceania DX Phone Contest, Russian World Wide Digital Contest, YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest, 15-Meter SSTV Dash Contest, TARA PSK Rumble Contest, GTC CW Cup, TRC DX Contest, WAB HF Phone, New Jersey QSO Party, California QSO Party, International HELL-Contest, EU Autumn SSB Sprint, 4 State 4x4 QRP Sprint, UBA ON SSB Contest and the RSGB 21/28 MHz Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for October 7. The CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Sprint and 432 MHz Fall Sprint are all scheduled for October 8.

Please see October QST, page 87 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

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