DX News from the ARRL 15 August, 2014

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15 August, 2014

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by CX3AL, 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.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Jack, AI4SV plans to be QRV as 5R8SV from Antananarivo, IOTA AF-013, during the next 3 years. Activity will be on the HF bands using mainly CW. QSL via G3SWH.

TONGA, A3. Operators Stan, AC8W, Brian, KG8CO, Charles, KN8R and Lee, N8LJ will be QRV as A35AC, A35CO, A35LT and A35TR, respectively, from Tongatapu Island, IOTA OC-049, from August 16 to 24. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL A35AC, A35CO and A35LT via K8ESQ, and A35TR via K8AQM.

URUGUAY, CX. Members of the Radio Club Uruguayo will be QRV as CW1R from the Punta del Esta Lighthouse, ILLW UY0005, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes with at least two stations. QSL via bureau.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Carlo, ON4BR will be QRV as D44TLO from Boa Vista Island, IOTA AF-086, from August 16 to 23. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Look for DK0FC to be QRV as DK0FC/LGT from the Wangerooge Lighthouse, ILLW DE0030, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via DB1BAC.

SPAIN, EA. Hans, DK6EA and Heike, DC2CT will be QRV as EA1/home calls from the Faro de Cabo Silleiro Lighthouse, ILLW ES00039, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL to home calls.

IRELAND, EI. Members of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group are QRV as EI1100WD until the end of 2014 to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the founding by Vikings in 914 of the town of Waterford. QSL via EI2HZB.

FRANCE, F. Helmich, PA0HEL and Peter, PA0RLM will be QRV as TM0LHG from the Gravelines Lighthouse, ILLW FR0002, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Activity will be on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 2 meters using SSB. QSL via PA0HEL.

PUERTO RICO, KP4. Operators Carlos, KP4CPC, Eduardo, NP4GE, Anthony, WP4I and Rafael, KP4ROS are QRV from Culebrita Island, IOTA NA-099, from the Culebra Lighthouse, ILLW PR0013, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via WP4I.

DENMARK, OZ. Members of the MF-Runde will be QRV as OZ0MF and 5P0MF/LH from the Nordborg Lighthouse, ILLW DK0006, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via DF5LW.

SWEDEN, SM. Members of the Enkoping Radio Klubb will be QRV as SK5WB from the new Understen Lighthouse, ILLW SE00061, and the old Understen Lighthouse, ILLW SE00062, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Activity will be 80 to 10 meters, including 6 and 2 meters, and 70 cm. QSL via SK5WB.

DODECANESE, SV5. Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Dodecanese will be QRV as SZ5RDS/p from Stroggili Islet, IOTA EU-001, and from the Ipsili Lighthouse, ILLW GR0003, during the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. Activity will be on 80 to 2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via SV5AZP.

TURKEY, TA. Look for TC1LHW and TC6LHW to be QRV during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend from the Istanbul Terkos Karaburun Lighthouse and Samsun Bafra Lighthouse, respectively. QSL via bureau.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Alan, VK5PBZ will be QRV as AX5PBZ from the Port Germein Lighthouse, ILLW AU0069, during the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. QSL to home call. In addition, look for Trevor, VK3ATX to be QRV from lighthouse ILLW AU0080 on Gabo Island, IOTA OC-196, during the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. QSL to home call.

INDIA, VU. Operators VU2LU, VU2GGM, and VU2JHM are QRV as AT5RP from Pamban Island, IOTA AS-173, until August 17. They are active from the lighthouses Pamban Channel, ARLHS IND-048, and Rameswaram, ARLHS IND-058. QSL via VU2LU.

VIET NAM, XV. Andy, UA3AA is QRV as XV2G until November 23. Activity is on the HF bands using mainly CW. QSL direct to home call.


SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS

W1AW Centennial Station W1AW/5 in Oklahoma is QRV until 2359z on August 19. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/8 in Ohio and W1AW/0 in North Dakota will be QRV starting at 0000z on August 20. They will be active until 2359z on August 26.


THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO

The ARRL RTTY Rookie Roundup, ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, SARTG World Wide RTTY Contest, Russian District Award Contest, Keyman's Club of Japan CW Contest, North American SSB QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint, CVA DX CW Contest and the SARL HF Digital Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for August 18. The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test is scheduled for August 20

Please see August QST, page 74 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

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