DX News from the ARRL 17 March, 2017

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17 March, 2017

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by XE3N, 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.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Nigel, G3TXF is QRV as 3B8/G3TXF until March 21.
This includes being an entry in the Russian DX contest. Activity is on the HF bands, including the newer bands, using mostly CW. QSL to home call.

UGANDA, 5X. Anton, ON6NL is QRV as 5X8C from Entebbe. His length of stay is unknown. Activity is on various HF bands. QSL to home call.

NEPAL, 9N. Kazik, SP6AXW is QRV as 9N7XW until March 31. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call. In addition, a group of operators are QRV as 9N7EI until March 20. Their activity is on 80 to 10 meters. QSL via M0OXO.

CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9. Tom, DJ6TF, Sigi, DL7DF, Juergen, DL7UFN and Frank, DL7UFR are QRV as EA9/home calls from Melilla until March 22. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 with two stations active simultaneously. QSL via DL7DF.

NORTHERN IRELAND, GI. Stations GB1SPD and GB5SPD are QRV until March 18 to celebrate St Patrick's Day. QSL via bureau.

JERSEY, GJ. Kazu, M0CFW is QRV as MJ0CFW. He will be active as MJ5Z in the Russian DX contest. QSL via operator's instructions.

NORWAY, LA. Special event station LA1742K is QRV until the end of 2017 to commemorate the 275th anniversary of the city of Kristiansund. QSL via LA6K.

BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ139LO is QRV during March to commemorate Bulgaria's liberation 139 years ago. QSL via LZ1KCP.

SINT MAARTEN, PJ7. Ed, WA1ZAM will be QRV as PJ7PL from March 18 to April 3. Activity will be on 30 to 10 meters using SSB and RTTY.

This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call.

BANGLADESH, S2. A large group of operators are QRV as S21ZED and S21ZEE until March 27. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. This includes being active in the Russian DX contest, and as S21ZEE as a Multi Op entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via operators' instructions.

TUVALU, T2. Jacek, SP5EAQ and Marek, SP7DQR are QRV as T2AQ and T2QR, respectively, until April 4. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and CW, respectively. QSL via SP7DQR. In addition, Tim, NL8F will be QRV as T2TT from March 23 to April 13. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and digital modes. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via N7RO.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station RY83HN is QRV until April 2 in celebration of the 83rd International Festival of the North from Murmanskaya Oblast. QSL via operators' instructions.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. John, W5JON and Cathy, W5HAM are QRV as V47JA and V47HAM, respectively, from Calypso Bay until April 5. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters, including 60 meters, using SSB. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via operators' instructions.

MICRONESIA, V6. Kaku, JA6REX and Toshiya, JH6HZH will be QRV as V633KS and V633ZH, respectively, from Chuuk Island, IOTA OC-011, from March 19 to April 3. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with a focus on the low bands. QSL to home calls.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Clint, W9AV and Quent, W6RI will be QRV as VP5/W9AV and VP5/W6RI, respectively, from Providenciales, IOTA NA-002, from March 18 to 21. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to home calls.

MEXICO, XE. A group of operators will be QRV with special call 6E3MAYA from some Mayan archaeological sites from March 18 to 21 while commemorating the Spring Equinox. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, various digital modes, and various satellites. QSL via XE3N.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Fred, K5QBX and Royce, KE5TC will be QRV as ZF2FL and ZF2TC, respectively, from Grand Cayman, IOTA NA-016, from March 21 to 26. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home calls.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
 
BARTG HF RTTY Contest, Russian DX Contest, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, Louisiana QSO Party, Virginia QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the UBA 80-Meter Spring SSB Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest and Bucharest 80 and 40 Meter Contest are scheduled for March 20.

The CLARA Chatter Party and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for March 21.

The Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT Test are scheduled for March 22.

Please see March QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

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