DX News from the ARRL - 1 March , 2013

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1 March , 2013

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, The Weekly 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.

BELIZE, V31. Operators N8LJ, AC8W and KB8TXZ plan to be QRV as V31LJ, V31AC and V31VJ, respectively, until March 5. This will include a multi-single entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and SSB. QSL V31LJ via K8ESQ. QSL V31AC and V31VJ via KB8TXZ.

CROATIA, 9A. Charlie, NF4A will be operating with the 9A1A group in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. Before and after the contest, he will be QRV as 9A5PC, until March 5. QSL to NF4A.

UGANDA, 5X. Alan, G3XAQ will be active as 5X1XA on the HF bands using CW, through March 14. QSL via G3SWH.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. During the ARRL DX SSB Contest look for Chris, HB9ELV to be operating as ZF2EL from Grand Cayman. QSL via LoTW.

SINT MAARTEN, PJ7. Randy, N0TG, Ron, AA4VK and Jeff, N1SNB plan to be QRV as PJ7/N0TG, PJ7/AA4VK and PJ7/N1SNB from March 15 to 23.
The new QSL route is via AA4VK.

BELARUS, EW. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Dalnye Strany Radio Club, special event station EV50WB will be QRV during March. QSL for SSB QSOs via EU1AZ and via EU1DX for CW and RTTY QSOs. They will also use LoTW.

RWANDA, 9X. Nick, G3RWF (5X1NH) plans to be QRV from March 4 to 12. He applied for the call sign 9X0NH and hopes to be back later this year for another visit. He will operate mostly CW from Kigali. QSL via G3RWF or LoTW.

FRENCH GUIANA, FY. Marc, F1HAR will use the call sign FY5KE in the ARRL DX SSB Contest in the SOSB 15m HP category. QSL to F1HAR via the bureau, FY5KE direct, or LoTW. Herve, F5HRY will also be QRV from Kourou in this contest, signing TO1A in the SOSB 10 meter category. QSL via LoTW only.

TURKEY, TA. Willi, DJ7RJ will be on the bands as TA4/DJ7RJ until March 18, with a preference for the lowbands in CW and SSB. QSL via home call.

COSTA RICA, TI. Juan Carlos TI2JCY, Carlos TI2KAC, Mauricio TI4ZM, Eddie K4UN, Bob W4BW, Keith W4KTR, and Lex W4XO will take part in the ARRL DX SSB Contest as TI8M in one of the multi operator categories. Before and during the contest they will be active on all HF bands. QSL via TI2KAC.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, W. Dave, K3FT and Rob, N3RW will be active in the ARRL DX SSB Contest from the USS New Jersey battleship as NJ2BB, using the ship's antennas and possibly some military surplus equipment. QSL via KB2BRR.

CAMBODIA, XU. Eddy, ON4AFU will undertake a one man DXpedition from March 3 to 14 as XU7AFU, using CW. QSL via home call.

AFGHANISTAN, YA. Eric, K9GY (T6MO) will take part in the ARRL DX SSB Contest in the SOAB LP category, with a focus on 20 meters. If conditions permit he will also work 15 and 10 meters. QSL via home call.

NICARAGUA, YN. Scott, K7ZO will use his new short call, YN5Z in the ARRL DX SSB Contest in the SOAB HP category. QSL via home call or LoTW.

ALBANIA, ZA. Max, IZ4JMA will be QRV as ZA/IZ4JMA for at least 18 months on all bands and in all modes. QSL via IZ4JMA. RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9. Operators Toshi, JA8BMK, Ken, JN1THL (AB1GJ) and Yoshiko, JQ1LCW (KF7JXL) will be active as 3B9DX from March 1 to 10. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via EA5GL direct only.

LESOTHO, 7P. Peter, EI7CC will be active as 7P8PB from March 6 to 26. Activity will be limited because he will be on a family holiday and will operate when circumstances permit. QSL to EI7CC, via the bureau or direct.

BARBADOS, 8P. Gerry, W1VE will be QRV as 8P9RM until March 1. Then for the ARRL DX SSB Contest he will sign 8P1V. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters, but with a concentration on low-band CW, and then SSB during the contest. QSL both call signs via his home call sign, direct only, no bureau. Also, Tom, W2SC will be active as 8P5A during the contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/High Power entry. QSL via NN1N.

ARUBA, P4. Andy, AE6Y will be active as P49Y during the ARRL DX SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or AE6Y.
MICRONESIA, V6. Operators Sho, JA7HMZ (V63DX) and Kei, JA7GYP (V63T) will be active from Pohnpei Island from April 15 to 20. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via their home call signs.

The following operations are approved for DXCC Credit,
4S7DXG, Sri Lanka, only operations in 2008 and 2011.
8Q7VR, Maldives, only operations in 2008 and 2011.

The ARRL International Phone DX Contest and Open Ukraine RTTY Championship are on tap for this weekend. The NS Weekly Sprint is March 1. The OK1WC Memorial Contest is March 4.
Please see March QST page 84 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

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