ARLD016 DX news SB DX @ ARL $ARLD016 ARLD016 DX news ZCZC AE16 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 16 ARLD016 >From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 19, 2012 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD016 ARLD016 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, The Weekly DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. SPRATLY ISLANDS. Some members of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitter Society are QRV as 9M0L from Pulau Layang Layang, IOTA AS 051, until April 24. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with four stations active. QSL via operators instructions. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 9Q. Sergiy, UV5EVJ is QRV as 9Q0HQ/7 from Lubumbashi until May 22 while part of the UN mission MONUSCO. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB in his spare time. QSL to home call. ENGLAND, G. Members of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society will be QRV with special event station GB100MWT on April 21 during International Marconi Day. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via bureau. WALES, GW. Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be QRV with special event station GB4MDI on April 21 during International Marconi Day. QSL via GW0ANA. THAILAND, HS. Operators HS0ZFZ, HS0ZFD, HS0ZGQ and HS0ZIL are QRV using special call E2E from the north of Thailand using EME. QSL via HS0AC. SARDINIA, IS0. Members of the ARI section Olbia will be QRV with special event station IY0GA from Cape Figari at Golfo Aranci, IOTA EU-024, during International Marconi Day on April 21. QSL via IS0JMA. OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from April 22 to May 4. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call. SVALBARD, JW. Michael, DB5MH is QRV as JW/DB5MH until April 23 while on a back-country skiing trip. Activity is on 20 meters using SSB with QRP power at various times from 1900 to 2200z. QSL to home call. PUERTO RICO, KP4. Jeff, VA3QSL will be QRV as KP4/VA3QSL from April 22 to May 4. Activity will be on 40, 20 and 6 meters using CW and SSB near the usual IOTA frequencies. This includes a side trip to Vieques Island, IOTA NA-099. He plans to activate a few of the lighthouses here. QSL to home call. AUSTRIA, OE. Members of the amateur radio group of the Austrian radio ORF are QRV with special event station OE12M until April 22 as part of International Marconi Day on April 21. QSL via OE1WHC. ARUBA, P4. Special event station P487IARU is QRV until April 30 to mark World Amateur Radio day. QSL via operators' instructions. POLAND, SP. Members of the Amateur Radio Club Flora Fauna are QRV as HF87WARD until April 30 to celebrate both World Amateur Radio Day and the 87th anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union. QSL via operators' instructions. CRETE, SV9. Seppo, OH1VR will be QRV as SV9/OH1VR from April 21 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using mainly CW. QSL direct to home call. AUSTRALIA, VK. Special event station VI4MGY is QRV from South Bank near the Queensland Maritime Museum until April 22 in commemoration of the Titanic disaster. QSL via operators' instructions. VANUATU, YJ. Members of the Oceania DX Group will be QRV as YJ0VK from the Nirvan Resort in Port Vila on Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, from April 21 to May 5. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, with a focus on 30, 17 and 12 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSLdirect via VK2CA. ALBANIA, ZA. Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE will be QRV as ZA100I from Elbasan from April 22 to 29. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL via F4DTO. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC RTTY Sprint, Holyland DX Contest, TARA Skirmish Digital Prefix Contest, ES Open HF Championship, CQ Manchester Mineira DX CW Contest, Michigan QSO Party, EU Spring SSB Sprint, South Dakota QSO Party, EA-QRP CW Contest, Ontario QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the YU DX CW Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and 432 MHz Spring Sprint are scheduled for April 25. Please see April QST, page 83 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.