DX News from the ARRL….

7 September, 2018

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by K5SL, 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.

BHUTAN, A5. Zorro, JH1AJT and Champ, E21EIC are QRV as A5A until September 14. The main purpose of this trip is to meet with Foreign Ministry officials to discuss progress on a youth development project. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via JH1AJT.

FRENCH GUIANA, FY. Manfred, DL5FAB is QRV as FY/DL5FAB from Kourou until September 18 while here to participate in the launch preparations for the satellite MetOp-C. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and FT8. QSL to home call.

ST. LUCIA, J6. Bill, K9HZ is QRV as J68HZ from Soufriere until September 17. Activity is on 160 to 2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, mostly from 2000 to 0700z. QSL via LoTW.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as KH0/KW2X from Saipan, IOTA OC-086, from September 12 to 18. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. Randy, K5SL will be QRV as PJ7/K5SL from September 8 to 15. Activity will be on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

POLAND, SP. Special event stations SN100ID, SN100IP, SN100JH, SN100JP, SN100L, SN100PS and SN100PW are QRV until November 11 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. QSL via bureau.

GREECE, SV. Oliver, DK7TX will be QRV as SV8/DK7TX from the islands Paxoi, Vido, and Kerkyra, all IOTA EU-052, from September 9 to 15. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

DODECANESE, SV5. Claudio, HB9OAU will be QRV as SV5/HB9OAU from Karpathos Island, IOTA EU-001, from September 8 to 20. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

ANTIGUA, V2. Bud, AA3B will be QRV as V26K from September 8 to 17 while doing maintenance on the station. His activity will be in his spare time on the HF bands using primarily CW. QSL direct to home call.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Members of the Hills Amateur Radio Group will be QRV with special Marconi call sign VI6MARCONI on September 8 and 9 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the First Direct Wireless Message from the United Kingdom to Australia. QSL via operators’ instructions.

The ARRL September VHF Contest, North American CW Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Worked All Europe SSB DX Contest, Kulikovo Polye 20-Meter CW Contest, SARL Field Day Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon and the Russian Cup Digital Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint and RSGB 80-Meter Autumn SSB Series are scheduled for September 10.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for September 12.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see September QST, page 83 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details