DX News from the ARRL….

14 September, 2018

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

SWAZILAND, 3DA. Pista, HA5AO plans to be QRV as 3DA0AO from Mbabane from September 16 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.

VIET NAM, 3W. Jacek, SP5APW will be QRV as 3W9JK/p from Cham Island, IOTA AS-162, until September 22 and then as 3W9JK from Hoi An until September 27. Activity will be on 20 to 6 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

MALAWI, 7Q. Alex, IW5ELA will be QRV as 7Q7ELA from September 17 to 26 while traveling through the country. Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly CW in his spare time. QSL to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Christian, OE3DEC is QRV as 8Q7EC until September 23 while on vacation. Activity is mostly on 20 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Members of the Kuala Lumpur DX Team will be QRV as 9M4IOTA from Redang Island, IOTA AS-073, from September 15 to 17. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to 9M2OOO.

TONGA, A3. Eberhard, DL7JLL is QRV as A35JLL from Niuafo’Ou Island, IOTA OC-123, until September 19. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using QRP power. QSL to home call.

SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society will be QRV with special calls HZ88ND, 7Z88ND and 8Z88ND from Riyadh from September 16 to 30 to celebrate the 88 National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. QSL via HZ1BF.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Harry, JG7PSJ is QRV as WH0RU from Saipan, IOTA OC-086, until September 18. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

DODECANESE, SV5. Alex, SQ9UM is QRV as SV5/SQ9UM from Rhodes Island, IOTA EU-001, until September 24. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 6 meters, and possibly 60 meters, using CW, RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL to home call.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Uli, DL2AH is QRV as T32AH from Kiritimati Island, IOTA OC-024, until October 2. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

SAN MARINO, T7. Members of the Radioamateurs Association of the Republic of San Marino will be QRV as T71A from Torre Guaita, T71B from Torre Cesta, and as T71C from Torre del Montale, also known as the three towers of San Marino, on September 15 and 16. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters. QSL via T70A.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Dima, UA1OLM is QRV as RK1OWA/p from Solovetsky Island, IOTA EU-066, until the end of September. Activity is in his spare time on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW. QSL via RZ1OA.

KOSOVO, Z6. Max, ON5UR will be QRV as Z68UR from Gjakove from September 20 to 30. Activity will be on various HF bands using mainly SSB and FT8. QSL via M0URX.

TRISTAN DA CUNHA AND GOUGH ISLAND, ZD9. Steve, G4EDG will be QRV as ZD9CW from Tristan da Cunha Island, IOTA AF-029, from September 20 to October 22. Activity will be on 40 to 15 meters, and possibly 80 meters later in the operation, using mainly CW and RTTY. QSL via LZ1JZ.

ANTARCTICA. Adam, ZL4ASC is QRV as ZL5A from the Scott Base on Ross Island, IOTA AN-011, while on work assignment. Activity is in his spare time. QSL via operator’s instructions.

The ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, North American RTTY Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Collegiate QSO Party, SARL VHF/UHF Digital Contest, Scandinavian Activity CW Contest, All Africa International DX Contest, Iowa QSO Party, QRP Afield, New Hampshire QSO Party, New Jersey QSO Party, Washington State Salmon Run, Feld Hell Sprint and the BARTG Sprint 75 will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Phone Fray, 144 MHz Fall Sprint and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are scheduled for September 17.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test and RSGB 80-Meter Autumn CW Series are scheduled for September 19.

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