- Category: DX Bulletin
- Published on Monday, 09 March 2015 16:58
- Written by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
7Q, MALAWI. Joe, G3MRC, is once again active as 7Q7BP and is planning to participate in the RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest (BERU) between March 14-15th, as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. He will be using a Kenwood TS-480HX with 200 watts, and several antennas, including a 5 bander Spider beam up 45 feet, an R-8 vertical on a 20 foot pole, and a commercial multi-band dipole in an Inverted Vee configuration, center at 45 feet, ends at 25 feet, running East/West. The length of his stay is unknown. QSL via LoTW or via home callsign.
9M2, WEST MALAYSIA. Members of the North of Peninsular Malaysia ARA Boys Contest n' DXers will be active as 9M2M (old call 9M2SM) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-1 entry on 80-10 meters. QSL via direct. Operators mentioned are Hairil/9M2GET, Han/9W2SBD, Mohamad/ 9W2SBL, Ahmad/9M2AGC, Syed/9M8SYA, Rizal/9M2RDX, Zaki/9M2ZAK, Mohd/9W2MNW, Afiq/9W2AHU and Oja/9M2OUR. AM890, CANARY ISLANDS (Special Event). Jose, EA8CNR, will be using the special callsign AM890CNR from Gran Canaria (AF-004) between April 1-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the IARU. Operations will be on SSB, RTTY, PSK, and JT65. QSL only via LoTW and eQSL (No BUREAU - No DIRECT). DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST). Remember to change your clocks this weekend. Countries in the Northern Hemisphere (most of N. American and some of the Caribbean) who observe Daylight Saving Time, should change their clocks on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 AM, and should move their "local clocks" forward 1 hour to 3:00:00 AM local time. Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 AM. European countries will switch to DST on March 29th. For the history and details about DST, as well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries who observe DST), see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/2015.html ADDED NOTES: Hopefully, all amateur radio operators know not to change their GMT/UTC/ZULU clocks. However, since most operators usually set their computers to local time, some may have to change their settings on "some" ham radio software (ex. logging, propagation, DXTelnet, etc..) programs. E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Nick, ZL1IU, will be active as E51IOU from Vaimaanga, Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between March 9-21st. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. E3, ERITREA. Members of the SEISA/Foundation for Global Children are now active as E30FB [Same callsign as before-new license] until March 17th. The "Eritrea Project 2015", is conducting their DXpedition from the capital of Asmara in Eritrea. They were heard around 1500z Friday, March 6th, on 10 meters SSB. Activity (during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest) will be focus on 40/30/20/15 meters CW, and 17/12 meters SSB. There will be operations on the other bands later. The multi-national team of nine operators will use four transceivers consisting of two Elecraft K3 radios with the KPA500 amplifiers and two Kenwood TS590 transceivers with the ACOM 1010 amplifiers. They are using beam antennas for the high bands (10-20 meters) and four verticals for the low bands (30-160 meters). They will try to work every area as much as possible. QSL Manager is Tim, M0URX. E4, PALESTINE (Update). Members of the "PALESTINE 2016 TEAM" will be active as E44Y from the village of Sebastia in the Mosaic Guest-house sometime during March of 2016. Also, Palestine telecoms authority has approved the callsign E49Y to be used for 48 hours during 2016 CQWW WPX SSB Contest. Current operators listed are Romeo/S59M (Co-Leader), Marco/HB9OCR (Co- Leader), Jorge/HK1R, Santos/EA4AK, Col/MM0NDX, Miran/S50O, Salim (Sal)/HK1T, Kaspars/YL1ZF, Peter/PD1RP, Mariano/LU8EOT, Rodrigo/EA7JX, Fulvio/HB9DHG, Tim/LW9EOC and Manu/LU9ESD. Pilot stations are Lee/ZL2AL (VK/ZL), Michele/ IW7EGQ (EU), Mark/N1UK (USA East Coast), Jonathan/W6GX (USA West Coast), Andre/V51B (AF), Roberto/HK3CW (SA) and Harumi/JR4OZR. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are listed at: http://palestine.ig9y.com/plans/ QSL via direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS; direct cards via EB7DX. NO eQSLs. Visit the following URLs for more details and updates: Web page -- http://palestine.ig9y.com FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palestine-Dxpedition-2016/729525207130528 Twitter -- https://twitter.com/PALESTINE_DXped FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON. Ariel, NY4G, will be active as FP/NY4G from St. Pierre and Miquelon Islands (NA-032) between June 15-21st. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL via LoTW or direct to NY4G or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see Ariel's Blog page at: http://ny4g.blogspot.com/p/st-pierre-miquelon-dxpedition.html HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Franky, HI3TT, will be active during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via W2CCW. HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Members of the Union Dominican de Radioaficionados (UDRA) in conjunction with the Loma del Toro DX Contest Group will be active as HI0UD during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Multi-Single/ All-Band/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Edwin/HI3K, Franky/HI3TT, Tino/HI3CC, Lor/HI3LFE, Alfredo/HI8K and Jim/WP3A. QSL via W2CCW. I0, ITALY (Satellite Op). Clayton, W5PFG, will be active as I0/W5PFG/P from Italy between March 7-12th. He will operate the satellites from Rome (WW Loc. JN61et). He states, "Due to my work schedule, I will only be available to work satellite passes in the late evening or early morning hours. If you would like to schedule a contact, please send an E-mail to w5pfg at arrl.net.
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