DX News from the ARRL….

17 August, 2018

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by G7URP, HL4CCM, WB0TEV, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

TONGA, A3. Operator DL7JLL is QRV as A35JLL until September 19 from several islands in the Tongatapu Group, IOTA OC-014. Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

CUBA, CO. Several members of the Mayabeque Contest Group will be QRV as T43SD from the San Dionicio Lighthouse during the ILLW, ILLW CU0015. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via CO3JK.

AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO. Members of the CanAm DX Group are QRV as TX5T from Raivavae Island, IOTA OC-114, until August 25. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 with three stations. QSL via M0URX.

ENGLAND, G. Members of the Norfolk ARC will be QRV as GB0HL from the Happisburgh Lighthouse in the ILLW. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB, as well as 2 meter and 70 centimeter stations active. QSL via operators’ instructions. In addition, look for members of the King’s Lynn ARC to be active as GB2HLH from the Hunstanton Lighthouse during the ILLW. Activity will be on the HF, VHF and UHF bands using various modes. QSL via operators’ instructions.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Members of the Gwangju DX Club are QRV as D73G from Hach’uja Island, IOTA AS-084, until August 18. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes, including FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL via 6L0NJ.

MARKET REEF, OJ0. A group of Youth On The Air operators will be QRV as OJ0C from August 18 to 25. QSL via OH3JR.

AUSTRIA, OE. Members of the Austrian club ADL031 will be QRV with special call OE18BALLON from August 18 to 25 during the 23rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship. Activity will be on the HF bands, as well as 6 meters, 2 meters, and 70 centimeters. QSL via OE3RNS.

BRAZIL, PY. Special event station ZY159CAT is QRV during the month of August in celebration of the 159th anniversary of the city of Catalao. QSL via PP2BO.

SWEDEN, SM. Baldur, DJ6SI is QRV as SD6X from the Pater Noster Lighthouse on Hamneskar Island, IOTA EU-043, until August 20. This includes being an entry in the ILLW. QSL to home call.

POLAND, SP. A group of operators are QRV as SN140LHG until August 20 from the Gaski Lighthouse, ILLW PL0012. This includes an entry in the ILLW. QSL via SP1ZZ.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Members from the Chukchi Sea Coast East group will be QRV as RT65KI from Idlidlya Island, IOTA AS-065, from August 19 to 25. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.

BELIZE, V3. Victor, WB0TEV is QRV as V31VP from Maya Hill Lodge until August 22. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and RTTY.
This includes entries in the North American SSB QSO Party and SARTG RTTY contest. Outside the contests he is active using RTTY. QSL to home call.

NAMIBIA, V5. Wynand, V51WW plans to be QRV from the Swakopmund Lighthouse during the ILLW, and as V51NAM from the Pelican Point Lighthouse at Walvis Bay. QSL to home call.

INDIA, VU. A group of operators are QRV as AT3LH from the Vengurla Point Lighthouse until August 20. Activity is on 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters using SSB, PSK and FT8. This includes being an entry in the ILLW. QSL direct to VU2YQ.

INDONESIA, YB. Operators YB3MM/8, YB8OUN/8, YC8OBM/8 and YD8MGN/8 will be QRV from Waleakodi Island, IOTA OC-213, from August 18 to 21. Activity will be on 40, 30, and 20 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via operators’ instructions.

KOSOVO, Z6. Tev, TA1HZ is QRV as Z68HZ from Prishtina until August 27 as part of the Kosovo International Friendship Consortium. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. A group of operators are QRV as ZS9V from Robben Island, IOTA AF-064, as well as the Lighthouse located here, until August 20. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.

CALLSIGN CORRECTION. As reported in DX News ARLD033, the CORRECT call for Victor, WB0TEV, who is active from Belize, is V31VP.

ARRL RTTY Rookie Roundup, ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, 21st Annual International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, North American SSB QSO Party, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, SARTG World Wide RTTY Contest, Russian District Award Contest, Keyman’s Club of Japan CW Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, CVA DX CW Contest and the SARL HF Digital Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for August 20.

The SKCC CW Sprint, CWops Mini-CWT Test, and Phone Fray are scheduled for August 22.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see August QST, page 86 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details