DX News from the ARRL 10 April, 2015

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10 April, 2015

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.

BHUTAN, A5. Operators Tatsuo, JA3ARJ, Jusei, JA3IVU, Junichi, JH3AEF and Kunio, JH3LSS will be active as A52ARJ, A52IVU, A52AEF and A52LSS, respectively, from Punakha, from April 30 to May 5. Activity will be on 80 through 6 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL A52AEF via JH3AEF, direct or by the Bureau. QSL A52ARJ via JA3ARJ direct. QSL A52IVU via JA3IVU, direct or by the Bureau. QSL A52LSS via JH3LSS, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau.

SVALBARD, JW. Francois, F8DVD will be QRV as JW/F8DVD from April 9 to 15. Look for him on the HF bands. The log will be uploaded on Clublog and on LoTW. QSL via home call, through the French REF Bureau or direct.

CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7. Operators John, ZL1BYZ, David, ZL1DK and John, ZL1ALZ are active until April 15. They are QRV with two stations on 40 through 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS for both direct and Bureau requests.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Andy, LZ2HM is active as 8Q7SA from North Male Atoll (AS-013) until April 12. Operation is holiday style on 40 through 10 meters, and possibly 60 and 6 meters. QSL via LZ3SM. Also, Sascha, DG4ABE will be active as 8Q7BI from May 10 to 17. Activity will be holiday style on 20 through 10 meters using mostly digital modes, but with some SSB. QSL via home call.

REUNION, FR. Rocco, DG5AA is active as FR/DG5AA from Reunion Island (AF-016) until April 11. Activity is on all bands using CW. QSL via home call.

ALGERIA, 7X. 7X2VB, operator Amine, will be QRV as 7U7WARD from April 17 to 19, to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Charlie, VK3ZD is active as VK9NW from North West Island in the Coral Sea until April 20. Activity will be mainly on 20 meters, but also on 40 and 15 meters. QSL via home call direct, eQSL or LoTW.

PUERTO RICO, KP4. The Puerto Rico Field Day Group will be on the air as KP4FD/IARU, to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day on April 18.
They will be using various modes and bands to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union. They will join other stations from different parts of the world to celebrate this special day.

ARUBA, P4. Dino, VE7NX will be active as P4/VE7NX from April 12 to 24. Activity will be holiday style. He will be working mostly CW, but may switch to SSB if needed. QSL via VE7NX.

FIJI, 3D2. Wes, ZL3TE will be QRV as 3D2SE from April 10 to 13. His main activity will be in the Japan International DX CW Contest. Outside the contest will be casual operation on CW, with some digital modes. QSL via LoTW or ZL3TE.

ISRAEL, 4Z. Mark, 4Z4KX will be QRV for the Holyland Contest on April 17 and 18, starting at 2100z for 24 hours. He will be active as 4Z0X during the contest. QSL via 4Z4KX.

CURACAO, PJ2. The German team of Anja, DH2AK and Torsten, DL1HTM are QRV as PJ2/home calls until April 23. Activity will be on the high bands using SSB and maybe some digital modes. QSL via their home calls, direct or by the Bureau.

CRETE, SX9. Operators Mirek, SP9ONC, Mirek, SP9JKB, Martin, SQ9AC, Darek, SP9ETE, Tomasz, SP9NLT, John, SV9IOQ and Joh, SV9AHZ together with other operators from Greece, will be active as SX9PL from April 18 to 24. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via SP9KAT, direct or by the Bureau.

ZIMBABWE, Z2. Herbert, 7Z1HB is QRV as Z21LS until April 15. He prefers 20 meter SSB, but will be on other HF bands as well. QSL via DE1ZHB, by the DARC Bureau or direct.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI. Boris, N3SY will be active as HI3/N3SY until April 22. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL direct to home call.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Marc, ON5SM will be QRV as DU9/ON5SM from April 16 to 25. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via home call, the Bureau or direct. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL.

INDIA, AT150. Special event station AT150ITU will be QRV to commemorate 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Various VU radio amateurs will be signing AT150ITU on air from April through December 2015 on all the HF bands on various modes. QSLs will be processed via Bureau based on ClubLog's OQRS requests; direct QSLs are via VU2CDP. All QSOs will be automatically confirmed via ARRL's Logbook of The World (LoTW).

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The Japan International DX CW Contest, Straight Key Weekend Sprintathon, New Mexico QSO Party, Georgia QSO Party, Yuri Gagarin DX Contest and the International Vintage Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

Please see April QST, page 83 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

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