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DX Bulletin No. 1205

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.