The March Edition of Digital QST is Now Available

The March Edition of Digital QST is now available at

 This is our annual antenna issue!
• Build a four-band VHF-UHF “contest” antenna

• Use a satellite TV dish to disguise a 2 meter antenna

• Try a 60-meter dipole antenna that also works on 15 meters

• Build a compact 3-band HF antenna

…and much more!

Enjoy Content You Won’t Find in the Print Edition…


10-Feb-2016, 21:57:00 (

Army and Air Force MARS Communications Exercise Set for February 12

The first quarterly Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) US Department of Defense communications exercise of 2016 (COMEX 16-1) is set for February 12. The scenario will be a loss of electrical power, landline telephone and cell service, and Internet. The exercise will get under way at 1200 UTC and run for 12 hours. Individual radio amateurs and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) groups wi...

10-Feb-2016, 19:39:00 (

V63GG – Pohnpei, F.S.M

Kouchi, JR2GAG informs DX-World that he will again be active as V63GG between February 10-14, 2016 QRV on 160-6m, holiday-style. QSL via H/c (buro or direct). No LoTW or eQSL. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
10-Feb-2016, 19:36:43 (

ARRL 2016 International DX Contest (CW) is February 20-21

No contest season is complete without the running of our annual ARRL International DX Contest. The CW event is February 20-21; the phone event is 2 weeks later on the weekend of March 5-6.

Whether you’re new to DXing, new to HF, or even new to CW, this contest offers an easy way for you to join in and have a lot of fun! The contest exchange is short and simple, and many participants here and abr...

10-Feb-2016, 19:05:00 (

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, Stepping down as CQ World Wide Contest Director

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, said February 9 that he will step down as director of the CQ World Wide Contest as soon as his replacement can be found. His announcement includes a job description for prospective applicants. Thompson cited increasing professional responsibilities for his decision. Thompson became director of the CQ WPX Contest in 2008, serving through the 2012 contest. He was appointed a...

10-Feb-2016, 18:41:00 (

FS/FM5BH & PJ7/FM5BH – Saint Martin & Sint Maarten

Laurent, FM5BH, will be active from both Saint Martin & Sint Maarten between May 1-8, 2016. QRV on 40-10m, mainly CW. QSL via H/c. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
10-Feb-2016, 18:28:11 (

RI1AND – Novolazarevskaya base, Antarctica

Mike, RW1AI will be working at the Novolazarevskaya base, Antarctica starting April 2016 for one year. Activity as RI1AND during spare time on all bands CW/SSB/Digi. QSL via RW1AI. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
10-Feb-2016, 13:32:24 (

Own a piece of DXpedition history!

TWO DAYS REMAINING Here’s your chance to own a spectacular piece of ham radio memorabilia – a DX-World flag fully signed by all team members of VK9WA (Willis Island) and K5P (Palmyra Atoll). Over 130,000 QSOs were made between the teams giving ATNOs to very many operators. This flag would look very good in your […]
10-Feb-2016, 12:18:51 (

C6ATS – Anguilla Keys NA-219

John C6ATS will make an attempt to activate Anguilla Keys NA-219 (part of the Cay Sal Bank Group) at some point late next week. It will be 3 days en route to the Islands. Waters are very shallow and as well has being pretty hazardous to get to, the area is pretty lawless and dangerous. […]
10-Feb-2016, 08:48:23 (

VP8PDP – Falkland Islands

Gerry, G3WIP (ex-VK0GB) will be active from the Falkland Islands as VP8PDP between February 15 to April 1, 2016. QRV when time permits due to work commitments. QSL via G3ZQQ. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
10-Feb-2016, 06:59:39 (