Friday, May 22, 2015

From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT May 21, 2015 To all radio amateurs

From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 21, 2015
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD020
ARLD020 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
G3VOF, 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.

GUINEA, 3X.  Michael, PA5M is QRV as 3XY5M from Conakry.  Activity
is on the HF bands.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL via PA7FM.

KENYA, 5Z.   Members of the Italian DXpedition Team are QRV as 5Z0L
from Nairobi until May 31 to mark the occasion of the 6 meter band
being opened for amateurs here.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY with three stations active.  QSL direct to I2YSB.

OMAN, A4.  Khalis, A41OO has been active using RTTY on 20 meters
around 2130z and then later at 0030z.  QSL direct via A61BK.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DM700BURG is
QRV until April 30, 2016 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the
village of Burg.  QSL via DF1XC.

IRELAND, EI.  Dave, EI9FBB and Jeremy, EI5GM will be QRV as EJ9FBB
and EJ5GM, respectively, from Little Saltee Island, IOTA EU-103,
from May 23 to 25.  Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using CW and
SSB.  QSL to home calls.

IRAN, EP.  Mohsen, EP3SMH has been active using RTTY on 15 meters
around 1500z.  QSL direct to home call.

SAINT MARTIN, FS.  Otis, NP4G will be QRV as FS/NP4G from May 24 to
29.  Activity will be on 20 to 10 meters using CW and QRP power.
QSL via NP3O.

ENGLAND, G.  Special event station GB6GEO is QRV until May 23 from
the Prehistoric Caves of Kent's Cavern, Torquay, to promote
geological heritage to the general public.  Activity is on 80 to 2
meters using SSB and FM.  QSL via G3VOF.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Han, DS2GOO will be QRV as DS2GOO/4 from
Chuja Island, IOTA AS-084, from May 27 to 29.  Activity will be on
80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes with low
power.  QSL to home call.

GRENADA, J3.  Operators KE1B and W6NN will be QRV as J38MM and
J38NN, respectively, from May 23 to 31.  Activity will be on 40 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home calls.

MONGOLIA, JT.  Special event station JT150ITU is QRV until December
2015 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the International
Telecommunications Union.  QSL direct to JT1CD.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  Pasi, OH3WS will be QRV as OJ0W from May 23 to
31.  Activity will be in his spare time on 40 to 10 meters using CW
and SSB.  QSL to home call.

DENMARK, OZ.  Tom, DL7UZO will be QRV as 5P9Z/p from Romo Island,
IOTA EU-125, from May 23 to 31.  Activity will be on the HF bands
with a focus on CW and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

ARUBA, P4.  Dave, N4QS and Dave, NU4N will be QRV as P4/home calls
from May 26 to June 2.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB and various digital modes.  This includes entries in the
upcoming CQ WPX CW contest.  QSL to home calls.

POLAND, SP.  Members of club station SP5POT are QRV with special
event call SN2015PPJB until August 8 during the context of the
Polish Junior Cup Baggi from near Grojec.  QSL via SP5POT.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2.  Tim, W3ATB is QRV as V25TV from Antigua
while here on business.  Activity is on the HF bands with QRP power
and CW in his spare time.  QSL to home call.

BURKINA FASO, XT.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as XT2AW from Ouagadougou
until June 25.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW and PSK.  He
may schedule QSOs on 6 meters.  QSL via M0OXO.

INDONESIA, YB.  Imam, YB4IR/7, Yunus, YB7NUS/p and Usay, YB7KE/p are
QRV from Marabatuan Island, IOTA OC-268, until May 25.  Activity is
on the HF bands.  QSL via YB4IR.

ALBANIA, ZA.  Henning, OZ1BII will be QRV as ZA/OU2I from Durres
from May 26 to June 2.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  This
includes an entry in the upcoming CQ WPX CW contest.  QSL via
operator's instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW
Ladder, Kazakhstan DX Contest, Portuguese Navy Day Digital Contest,
European BPSK63 DX Contest and the Baltic Contest are all on tap for
this weekend.  The SKCC CW Sprint, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest and
CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for May 27.  Please see May
QST, page 82 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

Friday, May 1, 2015

DX Bulletin 17 ARLD017 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 30, 2015 To all radio amateurs

DX Bulletin 17  ARLD017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 30, 2015
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD017
ARLD017 DX news

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.

JAMAICA, 6Y.  Jim, W8ERI will be QRV as 6Y5/W8ERI from May 2 to 8.
Activity will be on 20, 17 and 15 meters using SSB.  QSL to home
call.

BHUTAN, A5.  Junichi, JH3AEF, Tatsuo, JA3ARJ, Jusei, JA3IVU and
Kunio, JH3LSS are QRV as A52AEF, A52ARJ, A52IVU, and A52LSS,
respectively, from the Dochula Resort until May 6.  Activity is on
80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home
calls.

BAHRAIN, A9.  Special event station A9150ITU is QRV to commemorate
the 150th anniversary of the ITU.  QSL via IZ8CLM.

CHINA, BY.  Special event stations B3CRAC and B7CRAC will be QRV on
May 3 to celebrate the 75th Chinese Ham Day.  QSL via BA4TB.

IRELAND, EI.  Special event station EI100MFA will be QRV from May 3
to 10 to commemorate the sinking of the RMS Lusitania on May 7,
1915.  QSL via EI4GZB.

ENGLAND, G.  Special event station GB100MFA is QRV until May 31 from
the lightship Planet berthed in Canning Dock in Liverpool to
commemorate the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.  QSL direct to G0UVX.

SCOTLAND, GM.  Dave, GM0LVI is QRV as GM0LVI/p from the Isle of
Barra, IOTA EU-010, until May 9.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL
to home call.

DOMINICA, J7.  Walter, HB9MFM is QRV as J79WTA until May 20.  QSL to
home call.

OGASAWARA, JD1.  A group of operators will be QRV as JD1YBT from
Chichi-jima, IOTA AS-031, from May 2 to 11.  Activity will be on 160
to 6 meters using all modes with three stations active
simultaneously.  QSL via JP1IOF.

SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5.  Jeff, NM1Y is QRV as PJ6/NM1Y from Saba
Island until May 11.  Activity is holiday style on 15, 12 and 10
meters using mostly SSB with some RTTY.  QSL to home call.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F.  Celso, PU2WDX will be QRV as ZW0FWA from
May 3 to 7.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  QSL via operator's
instructions.

SEYCHELLES, S7.  Peter, DL2RPS will be QRV as S79RPS from Praslin,
IOTA AF-024, from May 2 to 7 while on holiday.  Activity is on 80 to
10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

CRETE, SV9.  A group of operators are QRV as J49TSL until May 10.
Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via SV2DGH.

TURKEY, TA.  Special event station TC150ITU is QRV during the month
of May to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the ITU.  QSL via
bureau.

BELIZE, V3.  Operator VO1OK is QRV as V31OK from Ambergris Caye,
IOTA NA-073, until May 6.  Activity is on 40, 20 and 10 meters using
SSB and QRP power.  QSL to home call.

INDONESIA, YB.  Budi, YF1AR is QRV as YF1AR/7 from Laut Island, IOTA
OC-105, until May 3.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using mostly
SSB with some CW and RTTY.  QSL via N2OO.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The New England QSO Party, ARI
International DX Contest, 10-10 International Spring CW Contest,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, AGCW QRP/QRP CW Party, SBMS
2.3 GHz and Up Contest and Club Challenge, Microwave Spring Sprint,
7th Call Area QSO Party, Indiana QSO Party, Delaware QSO Party and
the FISTS Spring Slow Speed CW Sprint will certainly keep contesters
busy this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship and MIE 33 Contest are
scheduled for May 4.  The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for May
5.  The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test is scheduled for May 6.  Please see
May QST, page 82 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for
details.

source: www.arrl.org

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Amateur Radio in Play in Aftermath of Nepal Earthquake

An emergency net has been running around the clock on 20 meters (14.205 and/or 14.215 MHz), with Jayu Bhide, VU2JAU/AT150ITU, as net control station and other stations in India participating). The net has been attempting to organize relief logistics. Amateur Radio DX.com also has reported activity on 7.100, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz.

More at :

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/amateur-radio-in-play-in-aftermath-of-nepal-earthquake

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lubbock TX - Ham Radio Test - NEW LOCATION !




Date:

Saturday November 15, 2014
Time:

10:00 am - 11:00 am (GMT-06.00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Location:

American Red Cross Building
2201 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
Questions? Call: 806-765-5526
Notes:

All necessary forms will be furnished to you. 

Please bring:
- Social security number (or FRN)
- Photo ID (preferably drivers license)
- Original and photocopy of your current license (if you are a Ham)
- Original and photocopy of any CSCEs
- A simple calculator may be helpful. It should have nothing more sophisticated than trig functions -- no PDAs, no phones.
A pen and pencil.
NOTE: - $15 test fee -- exact change preferred (Cash or Check---No credit cards accepted)
WB5R VE TEAM

Friday, April 10, 2015

DX Bulletin 14 ARLD014 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 9, 2015

DX Bulletin 14  ARLD014
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 9, 2015
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD014
ARLD014 DX news

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.

Ham Nation 191: K6TD Tells Us About the Visalia Convention

Monday, April 6, 2015

DX Bulletin 13 ARLD013 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 2, 2015 To all radio amateurs

DX Bulletin 13  ARLD013
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 2, 2015
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD013
ARLD013 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
K7LA, 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.

MONACO, 3A.  Gil, F4FET and Diego, F4HAU are QRV as 3A/home calls
until April 5.  Activity is mainly on 12 and 10 meters using RTTY
and SSB, respectively.  QSL to home calls.  In addition, special
event station 3A90IARU is QRV until June 30 to celebrate the 90th
anniversary of the IARU.  QSL via 3A2ARM.

FIJI, 3D2.  Wes, ZL3TE will be QRV as 3D2SE from Viti Levu, IOTA
OC-016, from April 10 to 13.  This includes being an entry in the
upcoming Japan International DX CW contest.  Activity will be on the
HF bands using mainly CW and some digital modes.  QSL direct to home
call.

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Andy, LZ2HM is QRV as 8Q7SA from North Male Atoll
until April 12.  Activity is holiday style on 60 to 6 meters.  QSL
via LZ2SM.

KUWAIT, 9K.  Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are QRV
using special event call sign 9K90IARU during the month of April to
celebrate the 90th anniversary of the IARU.  QSL via operator's
instructions.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8.  Special event station AM890CNR is QRV from
Santa Maria de Guia, IOTA AF-004, during April to celebrate the 90th
anniversary of the IARU.  QSL via operators' instructions.

MARTINIQUE, FM.  Special event station TO90IARU will be QRV from
April 4 to 8 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the IARU.  QSL via
bureau.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Members of the Korean Amateur Radio League
are QRV as HL60HQ until July 31 to celebrate the organization's 60th
anniversary.  QSL via HL0HQ.

THAILAND, HS.  Champ, E212EIC is QRV as E21EIC/8 from Southern
Thailand until April 7.  QSL to home call.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Anja, DH2AK and Torsten, DL1THM are QRV as PJ2/home
calls until April 23 while on holiday.  Activity is holiday style on
the HF bands using mostly SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home calls.

TRINDADE AND MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS, PY0T.  A group of operators are QRV
as PQ0T from Trindade Island, IOTA SA-010, until April 4.  Activity
is on 160 to 6 meters with two stations active.  QSL via PP5BZ.

KAZAKHSTAN, UN.  Special event station UP120R is QRV to commemorate
the 120th anniversary of radio.  QSL via operators' instructions.

SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND, VP8.  Denis, VP8DOZ is generally QRV on 18160
kHz around 2100z.  QSL via ZL4PW.

CHAGOS ISLAND, VQ9.  Bob, DU7ET is QRV as VQ9ET from Diego Garcia,
IOTA AF-006, until June.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL direct
to home call.

INDIA, VU.  Special event station AT150ITU is QRV through December
2015 to commemorate 150 years of the International
Telecommunications Union.  Activity is on all HF bands using various
modes.  QSL via operators' instructions.

INDONESIA, YB.  Special event station YB200T will be QRV from April
5 to 11 to commemorate the volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora 200
years ago.  QSL via W2FB.

SERBIA, YT.  Special event station YU178SB is QRV until July 31 to
celebrate the 178th anniversary of Sokobanja.  QSL via YU1KN.

CHATHAM ISLAND, ZL7.  John, ZL1BYZ, David, ZL1DK and John, ZL1ALZ
are QRV as ZL7E from Kaingaroa, IOTA OC-038, until April 15.
Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with two
stations active.  QSL via ZL1ALZ.

OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT.  The following operation is
approved for DXCC credit: Cocos Island, TI9/3Z9DX, 2015 operation.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The 15-Meter SSTV Dash Contest, LZ Open
40-Meter CW Sprint Contest, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC
Sprint, PODXS 070 Club PSK 31 Flavors Contest, QRP ARCI Spring CW
QSO Party, Mississippi QSO Party, Missouri QSO Party, SP DX Contest,
EA RTTY Contest, Texas State Parks on the Air, Montana QSO Party,
UBA Spring 6-Meter Contest and the RSGB RoPoCo SSB are all on tap
for this upcoming weekend.

The Low Power Spring CW Sprint and RSGB 80-Meter Club CW
Championship are scheduled for April 6.  The ARS Spartan CW Sprint
is scheduled for April 7.  The QRP CW Fox Hunt and CWops Mini-CWT CW
Test are scheduled for April 8.  Please see April QST, page 83, and
the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details.