Thursday, April 7, 2011

ARRL DX News for 7 April, 2011

ARLD014 DX news

DX Bulletin 14 ARLD014
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 7, 2011
To all radio amateurs

ARLD014 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
9A2JK, HA0HW, NC1L, QRZ DX, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, DXNL,
INDX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and
WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

CROATIA, 9A. Operators HA5AUC, HA5BWW and HA7PC will be QRV as
9A/home calls from Rab Island, IOTA EU-136, from April 11 to 18.
Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using mostly CW with some SSB.
QSL to home calls. In addition, special event station 9A11P is QRV
throughout 2011 in celebration of the city of Djurdjevac. Activity
is on all HF bands. QSL via bureau.

are active as 9L5MS until April 18. Activity is with three stations
on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct via PA3AWW.

MOROCCO, CN. Special event station 5F6SIA is QRV until the end of
June during the 6th International Exhibition of Agriculture here.
QSL via G5XW.

URUGUAY, CX. Special event station CX1T is QRV until April 10 from
the historic Fort of Santa Teresa in celebration of the bicentennial
of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. Activity is on all bands and
modes. QSL via EA5KB.

REUNION ISLAND, FR. Olivier, F4FLF will be QRV as TO2Z from April 9
to 22. Activity is holiday style during his local evening hours on
all HF bands using SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL to home call.

SVALBARD, JW. Frank, LA1RSA will be QRV as JW1RSA from the club
station in Longyearbyen from April 9 to 15. QSL to home call.

AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8. Rick, AI5P is QRV as AI5P/KH8 from Tutuila
Island, IOTA OC-045, until April 18. Activity is holiday style on
the HF bands. QSL direct to home call.

PUERTO RICO, KP4. Special event station N4S will be QRV on April 12
to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the flight into space of Yuri
Gagarin and the 30th anniversary of the maiden flight of the space
shuttle Columbia, both of which took place on April 12. Activity is
on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and PSK1000 on 145.950 MHz. QSL via

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. Tim, KD5SSF is QRV as P29ZL from Ukarumpa for
the next two years while working as an aid worker. Activity is on
40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using mostly SSB with PSK31 during his
evenings and weekends. QSL via operator's instructions.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Operators F6AXX, F8DSI and F5HEW are QRV as S79UFT
from Mahe, IOTA AF-024, until April 15. Activity is on 80 to 10
meters using CW and PSK. QSL via F6AXX.

SUDAN, ST. Robert, S53R is QRV as ST2AR in Khartoum until the
Summer of 2012 while working with the World Food Program. Activity
is on 160 to 6 meters. QSL direct to home call.

MOUNT ATHOS, SV/A. Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A has been active using RTTY
on 12 meters between 1400 and 1700z. QSL direct.

KAZAKHSTAN, UN. Special event stations R50YG and R50SK are QRV from
Baikonur until April 14 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of
the first flight of Yuri Gagarin. This includes an entry in the
Gagarin Cup contest. In addition, special call R50KEDR will be QRV
on April 12 from 0507 to 0655z to commemorate the 108 minutes of
Gagarin's first flight. QSL via operators' instructions.

VIET NAM, XV. Mal, VK6LC will be QRV as XV2LC from Ho Chi Minh city
from April 10 to 25. Afterwards, he will be QRV as XV4LC from the
Mekong Delta from April 20 to 25. Activity is on 20 meters using CW
and SSB. QSL direct to home call.

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8. Mike, M0PRL is QRV as ZD8PRL until April 9.
Activity is holiday style using SSB on 40 to 10 meters. QSL to home

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Japan International DX CW Contest,
NCCC Sprint, Montana QSO Party, PODXS 070 Club PSK 31 Flavors
Contest, New Mexico QSO Party, EU Spring CW Sprint, Georgia QSO
Party, Yuri Gagarin International DX CW Contest, SKCC Weekend CW
Sprint, UBA Spring SSB Contest, International Vintage HF Contest and
the Hungarian Straight Key CW Contest will certainly keep contesters
busy this upcoming weekend. The 144 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled
for April 11. The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship, NAQCC-EU
Monthly CW Sprint, NAQCC Straight Key/Bug CW Sprint and CWops
Mini-CWT Test are scheduled for April 13. Please see April QST,
page 80 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

Friday, April 1, 2011

More than 4 months in the making.

I stepped on the scale this morning and was pleasantly surprised to see a new number show up - 295.8, solidly below the 300 level where I've been hovering since around Thanksgiving. That is a documented 35 lbs and possibly as much as 55 lbs, since I was too heavy for the 330 lb limit on the scale when I first started paying attention.

I think I'll go celebrate with a pizza for lunch!
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