28 September, 2018
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SAMOA, 5W. Stan, LZ1GC is QRV as 5W0GC from Upolu Island, IOTA OC-097, until October 14. Activity is on the HF bands, with a focus on 160 and 80 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LoTW.
RWANDA, 9X. Members of the Italian DX Team are QRV as 9X0T until October 10. Activity is on all HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY.
They are also QRV as 9X0Y using FT8 only in DXpedition mode on 40 to 10 meters. QSL via I2YSB.
NAURU, C2. Lance, W7GJ is QRV as C21GJ until October 14. Activity is on 6 meters with a focus on EME, but will also use CW, SSB and FT8 as well. QSL direct to home call.
MADEIRA ISLAND, CT3. A large group of operators will be QRV as CR3DX in the CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via OM2VL.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Brian, AI6US is QRV as DU7/AI6US from Negros Island, IOTA OC-129, until October 21. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters. QSL direct to home call.
CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Ewe, SM7BHM, Vaeinoe, OH9GIT, Kari, OH2BP and Vilnis, YL2KF will be QRV as EA8DED from Puerto de la Cruz, IOTA AF-004, as a Multi/Single/Low Power entry in the CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL direct to OH2BP.
JERSEY, GJ. Kazu, M0CFW will be QRV as MJ5Z in the CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest as a Low Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
SCOTLAND, GM. Special call sign GR150NIB will be QRV from October 1 to 28 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly CW with some SSB. QSL via G3SWH.
PANAMA, HP. Operator 3E1JT will be QRV from October 1 to 31 for the Scouts JOTA event. QSL via operator’s instructions.
AUSTRIA, OE. Operator HB9RB will be QRV as 4U1A as a Single Op/Single Band on 40 meter entry in the CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL via UA3DX.
GREECE, SV. Siggi, DL7DF will be QRV as SV8/DL7DF from Zakynthos Island, IOTA EU-052, from October 1 to 15. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.
TURKEY, TA. Operator YM1KE will be QRV as TC6EKM from October 1 to 7 during the annual celebration of the liberation of Istanbul. Activity will be on the HF bands using various digital modes. QSL via operator’s instructions.
BELIZE, V3. Victor, WB0TEV and Scott, K5PS are QRV as V31VP and V31CQ, respectively, until October 2. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. This includes being active as V31VP in the CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL to home calls.
MICRONESIA, V6. Operators Yutaka, JH1MLO and Chouse, JR1FKR are QRV as V63MLO and V63FKR respectively, from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, until October 1. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 6 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via home calls.
CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9. A group of operators will be QRV as VK9XT from September 29 to October 6. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to N4GNR.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, VP2V. Steve, AA7V is QRV as VP2V/AA7V until October 1. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and FT8. This includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL to home call.
VIET NAM, XV. Operator WA7WJR will be QRV as XV9WJR from October 3 to 27 from Con Son Island, IOTA AS-130, and Phu Quoc Island, IOTA AS-128. Activity will be on 40, 20 and 15 meters using primarily CW with some SSB and PSK31. QSL to home call.
ALBANIA, ZA. A large group of operators will be QRV as ZA5V from Lake Shkodra from October 1 to 12. Activity will be on the HF bands using all modes. They will also be active using EME on 6 and 2 meters. QSL via OE6FNG.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
ARRL EME Contest, CQ Worldwide RTTY DX Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Feld Hell Sprint, Texas QSO Party and the Classic Phone Exchange will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The IQRP Quarterly Marathon runs from October 1 to 7.
The ARS Spartan Sprint is scheduled for October 2. The UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, 432 MHz Fall Sprint, CWops Mini-CWT Test, German Telegraphy CW Contest and Phone Fray are scheduled for October 3.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.