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ARLD021 DX news

ZCZC AE21
QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 21  ARLD021
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 28, 2015
To all radio amateurs  

SB DX ARL ARLD021
ARLD021 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
7Z1JA, 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.

TUNISIA, 3V.  Ash, KF5EYY and Jun, JH4RHF will be QRV as 3V8SS in
the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest as a Multi Op/Single
Transmitter/All Band/Low Power entry.  QSL via LX1NO.

AZERBAIJAN, 4K.  Special event stations 4K2015EUG and 4K15EUG will
be QRV in June during the 2015 European Games taking place in Baku.
QSL via 4K6OF.

NIGER, 5U.  Christian, F4WBN will be QRV as 5U5U from May 30 to June
16.  Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using mostly SSB with some
RTTY.  QSL to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2.  The ARA Boys Contest Team will be QRV as 9M2M
in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest as a Multi/Multi entry.  QSL via
9M2GET.

CUBA, CO.  Raul, CO8ZZ will be QRV as T48K in the CQ World Wide WPX
CW contest as a Single Op/Assisted/Low Power entry.  QSL via DK1WI.

MOROCCO, CN.  Members of the URE Cartagena team will be QRV as 5C5T
from the ARRAM HQ club station in Rabat in the CQ World Wide WPX CW
contest as a Multi Single/Low Power entry.  QSL via EA5YU.

AZORES, CU.  Look for CU4DX to be QRV from Graciosa Island, IOTA
EU-175, as a Single Op/All Band entry in the CQ World Wide WPX CW
contest.  QSL via CU2DX.

JERSEY, GJ.  Kazu, JK3GAD is QRV as MJ0CFW until June 1.  He will be
active as MJ5Z in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest.  QSL via
operator's instructions.

THAILAND, HS.  Members of the Thailand DX Association Team will be
QRV as E2X in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest.  QSL via E20GMY.

SAUDI ARABIA, HZ.  Max, KE5JA is QRV as 7Z1JA from Jubail the next
three or more years while working here.  QSL to home call.

ITALY, I.  Robert, S53R will be QRV as 4U5F from the United Nations
World Food Programme Headquarters club station in Rome as a Single
Op/All Band entry in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest.  QSL via
S57DX.

LITHUANIA, LY.  Special event station LY10HFA is QRV until the end
of July to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lithuanian
Hill-Forts Award.  QSL via bureau.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0.  Kin, OH6KZP will be QRV as OH0X in the CQ World
Wide WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry.  QSL
via OH2TA.

FAROE ISLAND, OY.  Carsten, OY1CT will be QRV in the CQ World Wide
WPX CW contest as a Single Op/Single Band entry on either 15 or 10
meters.  QSL direct to home call.

ARUBA, P4.  Andy, AE6Y will be QRV as P49Y in the CQ World Wide WPX
CW contest as either a Single Op/All Band or Single Band on 40 meter
entry.  QSL to home call.

GREECE, SV.  Laci, HA0HW is QRV as SW8WW from Thassos Island, IOTA
EU-174, until June 8.  Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY.  This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX CW
contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry.  QSL to home call.

CRETE, SV9.  A group of operators will be QRV as SW9AA in the CQ
World Wide WPX CW contest.  QSL via LZ1PM.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32.  Ken, KH6QJ will be QRV as T32AZ from Crystal
Lodge, Kiritimati, IOTA OC-024, from June 3 to 8.  Activity will be
on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW and SSB.  He will be joined by
two other operators who may also have their own T32 call signs.  QSL
to home call.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0.  Operator R9XC will be QRV as R90IARU in the CQ
World Wide WPX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band entry.  QSL via
UA6YW.

NAMIBIA, V5.  Naim, OD5LN is QRV as V5/OD5LN until June 5.  QSL to
home call.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L.  Christoph, DL1YAF plans to be QRV as
DL1YAF/VK9L from May 30 to June 3.  Activity will be on 80 to 10
meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

CAMBODIA, XU.  Jarrad, VK3HXT is now QRV as XU7AGA from
Sihanoukville.  QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW.  Champ, E21EIC is QRV as XW1IC from Vientiane until June
1.  This includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX CW
contest.  QSL direct to home call.

ALBANIA, ZA.  Henning, OZ1BII is QRV as ZA/OU2I from Durres until
June 1.  This includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX CW
contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry.  QSL direct to home
call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The CQ World Wide WPX CW Contest, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, SARL Digital Contest and the QRP
ARCI Hootowl CW Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this
upcoming weekend.  The RSGB 80-meter Club Data Championship is
scheduled for June 1.  The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for
June 2.  The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test is scheduled for June 3.  Please
see May QST, page 82 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for
details.
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SB QST @ ARL $ARLB016
ARLB016 FCC Proposes to Permit Amateur Access to 2200 and 630 Meters

ZCZC AG16
QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 16  ARLB016
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  April 29, 2015
To all radio amateurs 

SB QST ARL ARLB016
ARLB016 FCC Proposes to Permit Amateur Access to 2200 and 630 Meters

Amateur Radio is poised to gain access to two new bands! The FCC has
allocated a new LF band, 135.7 to 137.8 kHz, to the Amateur Service
on a secondary basis. Allocation of the 2.1 kHz segment, known as
2200 meters, was in accordance with the Final Acts of the 2007 World
Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07). The Commission also has
proposed a new secondary 630 meter MF allocation at 472 to 479 kHz
to Amateur Radio, implementing decisions made at WRC-12. No Amateur
Radio operation will be permitted in either band until the FCC
determines, on the basis of comments, the specific Part 97 rules it
must frame to permit operation in the new bands. Amateur Radio would
share both allocations with unlicensed Part 15 power line carrier
(PLC) systems operated by utilities to control the power grid, as
well as with other users.

In addition, the FCC has raised the secondary Amateur Service
allocation at 1900 to 2000 kHz to primary, while providing for
continued use by currently unlicensed commercial fishing vessels of
radio buoys on the "open sea."

The allocation changes, associated proposed rules, and suggested
topics for comment are contained in a 257-page FCC Report and Order,
Order, and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing three dockets -
ET-12-338, ET-15-99, and IB-06-123 - which affect various radio
services in addition to the Amateur Service. The FCC released the
document on April 27.

With respect to the new LF sliver band at 135.7-137.8 kHz, the FCC
concluded that Amateur Radio and PLC systems can coexist there.
"Since the Commission last considered this issue, amateurs have
successfully operated in the band under experimental licenses
without reported PLC interference," the FCC said. "We are also
encouraged by the fact that numerous fixed radionavigation beacons,
which operate at much higher powers, share spectrum with PLC systems
without reported interference."

In 2003 the FCC turned down an ARRL proposal to create a 135.7-137.8
kHz Amateur Radio allocation, after utilities raised fears of a
clash between Amateur Radio and PLC systems operating below the AM
broadcast band. This time, the FCC said, "It is clear that we will
have to establish appropriate requirements for amateur use of the
band, if we are to ensure compatibility with PLC systems." WRC-07
set a maximum effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) limit of 1
W, which is what the FCC is proposing.

The FCC said it "explicitly" rejects the suggestion that it choose
one use of the spectrum over the other. "Our objective is to
allocate spectrum on a secondary basis to amateur stations in a
manner...compatible with existing PLC systems," the FCC said.
"However, we also expect to permit amateur operators to make use of
the allocation in a manner that is less burdensome and more
productive than they are currently afforded under the experimental
authorization process."

The Commission said that if it concludes, after considering the
record, that Amateur Radio and PLC systems cannot coexist, it would
"defer the adoption of service rules, and amateur users will have to
continue to use the experimental licensing process to operate in the
band."

With respect to the proposed 630 meter allocation, the FCC has
proposed limiting amateur stations in the US to a maximum 5 W EIRP.
In the US, 435-495 kHz is allocated to the Maritime Mobile Service
on a primary basis for federal and non-federal use, and to the
aeronautical radionavigation service on a secondary basis for
federal use.

The ARRL submitted a Petition for Rule Making in 2012 asking the FCC
to allocate 472-479 kHz to the Amateur Service on a secondary basis
and to amend the Part 97 rules to provide for its use. Several
countries, including Canada, already have access to the band. The
ARRL has pointed out that during its extensive course of
experimentation in the spectrum around 500 kHz, no interference
reports have been received.

The FCC said that the "cornerstone" of the technical rules it's
proposing for both bands is "physical separation between amateur
stations and the transmission lines" carrying PLC signals. "Such a
separation, in conjunction with limits on the amateur stations'
transmitted EIRP and antenna heights, will enable PLC systems and
amateur stations to coexist in these bands," the FCC asserted. "In
addition, we propose to limit amateur stations to operations at
fixed locations only, to ensure that this separation distance can be
maintained reliably."

The FCC said it wants to hear from both PLC system users and radio
amateurs regarding technical requirements it would have to put into
place to permit both users to operate comfortably and without
compromising the PLC systems. The Commission suggested that other
requirements might include limits on antenna heights, transmitter
power limits, and operating privilege limits based on license class
or mode. The ARRL will file comments in the proceeding.

The FCC will accept comments for 60 days following publication of
the Report and Order, Order, and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in
the Federal Register. Reply comments would be due 30 days after the
comment deadline.
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SB DX @ ARL $ARLD015
ARLD015 DX news

ZCZC AE15
QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 15  ARLD015
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  April 16, 2015
To all radio amateurs  

SB DX ARL ARLD015
ARLD015 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CX3AL, SQ9AC, WW1ME, 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.

ISRAEL, 4X.  Mark, 4Z4KX will be QRV as 4Z0X during the 2015
Holyland Contest.  QSL to home call.

MAURITANIA, 5T.  Jean, 5T0JL will be QRV as 5T2MM from April 17 to
20 including an entry in the CQ Manchester Mineira DX CW contest.
QSL via PY4KL.

LESOTHO, 7P.  Gerard, ZS6AYU is QRV as 7P8GF from Katse Dam until
April 17.  Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW.  If there is TEP
he will be active on 50097 kHz.  QSL to home call.

BHUTAN, A5.  Operators JA3ARJ, JA3IVU, JH3AEF and JH3LSS will be QRV
as A52ARJ, A52IVU, A52AEF and A52LSS, respectively, from Dochula
Resort from April 30 to May 5.  Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL A52AEF via JH3AEF,
A52ARJ direct via JA3ARJ, A52IVU via JA3IVU, and A52LSS via JH3LSS.

PORTUGAL, CT.  Special event station CS2015WARD is QRV until April
19 to commemorate World Amateur Radio Day.  QSL via CT1REP.

URUGUAY, CX.  Members of the Radio Club Uruguayo are QRV with
special event call CX90IARU until April 30 to commemorate the 90th
anniversary of the IARU.  Activity is on the HF bands using various
modes.  This includes EME activity using JT65.  QSL via W3HNK.

SABLE ISLAND, CY0.  Aaron, VA1AXC is QRV as CY0/VA1AXC until the
first week of June while on work assignment.  He is generally active
using SSB mainly on 20, 17 and 15 meters, and possibly 60 meters, in
his spare time.  QSL via JE1LET.

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Alexander, HB9FDT is QRV as D44TDK from Sal Island,
IOTA AF-086, until April 24.  Activity is on 20, 15 and 10 meters
using SSB.  QSL to home call.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Patrick, 4F1TDT and Gil, 4F2KWT, are QRV as 4G0PUP
from Mindoro Island, IOTA OC-244, until April 19.  QSL via DX1PUP.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8.  Special event station EG8TRV will be QRV from
April 18 to May 9 during the context of the TransVulcania 2015
event.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various
digital modes.  QSL via EA8URA.

ARMENIA, EK.  Operators Bernd, DL7UCX and Frank, DK7AO will be QRV
as EK/DL7UCX and EK/DK7AO, respectively, from April 23 to May 4.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to
home calls.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0.  Kuni, JO1AEC is QRV as KH0YB from Saipan
until April 21.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and
various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

PUERTO RICO, KP4.  Members of the Puerto Rico Field Day Group will
be QRV as KP4FD/IARU on April 18 to celebrate World Amateur Radio
Day and to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the IARU.  Activity
will be on the HF bands using various modes.  QSL via operators'
instructions.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  Special event station PA2015KDD will be QRV from
April 27 to May 12 to celebrate the birthday of King Willem
Alexander.  Activity will be on 160 meters to 70 cm using CW, SSB
and RTTY.  QSL via bureau.

CRETE, SV9.  A group of operators will be QRV as SX9PL from April 18
to 24.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB.  QSL via
SP9KAT.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Sho, JA7HMZ is QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei Island,
IOTA OC-010, until April 25.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters.  QSL
direct to home call.

INDONESIA, YB.  Special event station YE60AA will be QRV on April 18
and 19 from Bandung, IOTA OC-021, to commemorate the first Asian
African Conference 60 years ago.  Activity will be on the HF bands
using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via YB1LZ.

NEW ZEALAND, ZL.  Special event station ZL100ANZAC will be QRV on
April 25 for ANZAC Day.  QSL via operators' instructions.
    
OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT.  The following operations are
approved for DXCC credit:  Guinea, 3XY5M, 2015 operation; Nauru,
C21EU, 2015 operation; Eritrea, E30FB, 2015 operation.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL SSB Rookie Roundup, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, NCCC Sprint, Holyland DX Contest, TARA Skirmish Digital
Prefix Contest, ES Open HF Championship, Worked All Provinces of
China DX Contest, Nebraska QSO Party, CQ Manchester Mineira DX CW
Contest, Michigan QSO Party, EA-QRP CW Contest, North Dakota QSO
Party, Ontario QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the YU DX CW Contest
will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for April 20.  The
222 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 21.  The UKEICC
80-Meter CW Contest, SKCC CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are
scheduled for April 22.  Please see April QST page 83 and the ARRL
and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD009
ARLD009 DX news

ZCZC AE09
QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 9  ARLD009
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 5, 2015
To all radio amateurs  

SB DX ARL ARLD009
ARLD009 DX news

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

VIETNAM, 3W.  Jacek, SP5APW will be active as 3W2JK from Con Son
Island (AS-130) from March 11 to 17.  Activity will be holiday style
on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, PSK31 and RTTY.  QSL via his home call
sign, direct or by the Bureau.

UGANDA, 5X.  Alan, G3XAQ will be QRV as 5X1XA from March 11 to 18.
Expect activity on 80 through 10 meters CW only, but his primary
focus will be on the SARL Africa DX Contest, March 14 and 15.  QSL
via G3SWH, LoTW.

BARBADOS, 8P.  Tom, W2SC will be active as 8P5A during the ARRL
International DX SSB Contest as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
QSL via LoTW or direct to NN1N.

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Nobby, G0VJG will be active as 8Q7CQ from June 5 to
18.  Operations will be on the Island of Meedhupparoo (AS-013).
Activity will be on the HF bands but with a serious effort on 6
meters, using SSB with some PSK31.  QSL via Owen, G4DFI, direct or
by the Bureau.

DEM. REP. OF CONGO, 9Q.  The Radioamateur Association of the
Democratic Republic of Congo (ARAC) has invited the Italian
DXpedition Team (IDT) for a short stay in Kinshasa during March.
The IDT will be active as 9Q0AR from March 10 to 25.  QSL via I2YSB,
direct only.

TONGA, A3.  Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be active as A35JR from March 12 to
16.  Activity will be on 30, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters using CW and
SSB, and if possible, on 20 meter CW.  QSL via his home call sign,
direct or by the Bureau.

HAWAII, KH6.  Jon, N0JK will be active as KH6/N0JK from Wailea, Maui
(OC-019), until March 18.  Activity will be holiday style on 10
meters and 6 meters using CW and SSB.  This will include a
Single-Op/ Single-Band (10 meter) entry in the ARRL International DX
SSB Contest.  QSL via his home call sign, direct or by the Bureau.

ST, PIERRE AND MIQUELON, FP.  Eric, KV1J is QRV as FP/KV1J from
Miquelon Island, IOTA NA-032, until March 10.  Activity is on all HF
bands using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL direct to home call.

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS, FW.  Jean, F4CIX has moved to Mata'utu
and has the call sign FW1JG.  He hopes to be QRV on 40 to 10 meters
using SSB and PSK31.  QSL via operator's instructions.

SWITZERLAND, HB.  Special event station HB125FMS is QRV during March
to celebrate the 125th jubilee of the Monte San Salvatore Funicular.
QSL via HB9OCR.

EGYPT, SU.  Ivan, OM3CGN is QRV as SU9IG from Cairo until June 15,
2016.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with
varying power levels for each mode.  QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8.  Kazue, JJ0LUH and Kiyoshi, JA0EKI are QRV as T88XG and
T88XH, respectively, until March 8 from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009.
Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters.  QSL both calls via
JA0EKI.

MAURITANIA, 5T.  Jean, 5T0JL will use the special call sign 5T2MM
from April 17 to 20.  Look for activity in the CQ Manchester Mineira
DX Contest, April 18 and 19.  QSL via PY4KL.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL International Phone DX Contest,
Straight Key Weekend Sprintathon and the Open Ukraine RTTY
Championship are scheduled for March 7.  Also be sure to catch the
NS Weekly RTTY Sprint and the NS Weekly Sprint on March 6.
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