27 July, 2018
TThis week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by M0GWD, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
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MAURITIUS, 3B8. Karel, OK2ZI is QRV as 3B8/OK2ZI until August 8.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
QSL to home call.
CROATIA, 9A. Radovan, OM2ZZ will be QRV as 9A/OM2ZZ from Vir Island, IOTA EU-170, in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL to home call.
WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Luca, IK2PFL will be QRV as 9M2/IK2PFL from Perhentian Kecil Island, IOTA AS-073, during the RSGB IOTA contest.
QSL to home call.
TAIWAN, BV. A group of operators will be QRV as BV0WPX from Peng Chia-Yu Island, IOTA AS-155, in the RSGB IOTA contest. Before and after the contest they will be active as BW9W. QSL via BV2KI.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Ireneo, DU9XL, Roldan, DU9XM and Ernesto, DU9CA will be QRV as DX9EVM from Mindanao Island, IOTA OC-130, during the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via DU9CA.
ESTONIA, ES. Toivo, ES2DJ will be QRV as ES8DJ from Ruhnu Island, IOTA EU-178, during the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL to home call.
ENGLAND, G. Members of the Fort Purbrook ARC are QRV with special event station GB1PF until July 29 to represent the 19th century Palmerston Forts that encircle the City of Portsmouth. Activity is on 80 to 2 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via operators’ instructions.
GUERNSEY, GU. Operators M0WJE and M0WUT plan to be QRV as GP6UW from Beaucette Marina, IOTA EU-114, in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via bureau.
THAILAND, HS. Members of the HSDXA team will be QRV as E2X from Si Chang Island, IOTA AS-107, in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via LoTW.
ITALY, I. Pippo, IT9PPG will be QRV as IF9A from Favignana Island, IOTA EU-054, in the RSGB IOTA contest as a Single Op/DXpedition/24 Hrs/CW entry. QSL via bureau.
JAPAN, JA. Jen, JE6HCL will be QRV as JE6HCL/6 from Iki Island, IOTA AS-036, in the RSGB IOTA contest as a Single Op/Mixed Mode entry. He is here until July 30. QSL to home call.
NORWAY, LA. Members of the Kirkenes Radio Amateur group are QRV with special call LM0POMOR in celebration of the Pomor Cultural Festival in Vardoe, IOTA EU-141, until July 29. QSL via bureau.
BULGARIA, LZ. A large group of operators will be QRV as LZ0I from Sveti Ivan Island, IOTA EU-181, in the RSGB IOTA contest as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via bureau.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. Puiu, YO5BIM is QRV as P29VIM from Port Moresby, IOTA OC-034, and Vanimo, until August 13. He also plans to be active from Rabaul on New Britain Island, IOTA OC-008. Activity is on the low bands using mostly CW and some SSB. QSL direct to home call.
SWEDEN, SM. Eric, SM1TDE will be QRV as SD1A from Gotland Island, IOTA EU-020, during the RSGB IOTA contest as a Single Op/All Band/CW Mode/24 Hrs/Island entry. QSL via bureau.
GREECE, SV. Branislav, OM2FY will be QRV as SV8/OM2FY from Kefalonia, IOTA EU-052, in the RSGB IOTA contest as a CW QRP entry.
QSL to home call.
EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Operators Victor, R1NU and Dmitry, UA1NFA will be QRV as R1KRG/P from Bol’shoy Kimalishche Island, IOTA EU-147, in the RSGB IOTA contest. Before and after the contest, they are active as R25RRA. QSL via operators’ instructions.
ROMANIA, YO. Members of the Carpathian Society of Transylvania will be QRV as YP27EKE during their hosting of the 27th Roaming Camp from July 30 until August 5. Activity will be on the HF bands. They may also activate WWFF sites YOFF-0177 and YO/MC-031. QSL via YO6PIB.
KOSOVO, Z6. Members of the Kosovo International Friendship Consortium are QRV as Z66X until July 30. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters. QSL via OH2BH.
NEW ZEALAND, ZL. Special event station ZM50MAUQ will be QRV during the month of August to commemorate the naval accident in 1968 of the SS Gothic. Activity will be on 80, 40 and 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via ClubLog.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The RSGB IOTA Contest, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, YARC Summer QSO Party and the ARS CW Flight of the Bumblebees are all on tap for this weekend.
The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are both scheduled for August 1.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.