DX News from the ARRL….

2 November, 2018

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by IZ8EDJ, 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.

SRI LANKA, 4S. Peter, DC0KK is QRV as 4S7KKG form Moragalla, IOTA AS-003, until April 2, 2019. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Eric, F6ICX will be QRV as 5R8IC from Sainte Marie Island, IOTA AF-090, from November 5 to February 2019. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB, some RTTY, and PSK. QSL to home call.

KENYA, 5Z. Scott, WA5A is QRV as 5Z4/WA5A from Ruaka until November 7. Activity is on 40, 20, and 17 meters. QSL to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Some members of the European DX Foundation are QRV as DL32EUDXF during November to celebrate the EUDXF’s 32nd anniversary. QSL via DJ8NK.

LIBERIA, EL. Eric, EL2EF, Col, MM0NDX and Jonathan, MM0OKG will be QRV as EL2EL/4 from Telengbe Island, IOTA AF-111, a new IOTA, from November 5 to 9. Activity will be on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using SSB and FT8 with three stations. QSL via M0SDV.

ENGLAND, G. Special event station GB100ARM is QRV during November to commemorate the armistice at the end of World War I. QSL via G0TOC.

ANTARCTICA. Danilo, IZ1KHY is QRV as IA0/IZ1KHY until the end of February 2019 while involved in several scientific missions and research projects at some of the remote camps. QSL via operator’s instructions.

ITALY, I. Special event station IO8MQP is QRV until November 6 to commemorate the first Mario Ambrosi, I2MQP Memorial Days. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via bureau.

ST. LUCIA, J6. Gerd, DL7VOG will be QRV as J68GU from November 3 to 25. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being entries in the upcoming Worked All Europe RTTY and CQ World Wide DX CW contests. QSL to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE. Jo, OE4VIE is QRV as OE32EUDXF until November 17 to celebrate the EUDXF’s 32nd anniversary. QSL via bureau.

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS, VK9C. Michael, DF8AN will be QRV as VK9CH from November 6 to 9. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY, various digital modes, and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL to home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. Prior to his Cocos Keeling operation, Michael, DF8AN will be QRV as VK9XQ from November 3 to 6, and then from November 9 to 17. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY, various digital modes, and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL to home call.

INDIA, VU. The Manic Monkeys will be QRV as AT4DK from Pamban Island, IOTA AS-173, from November 3 to 4. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via operators’ instructions.

BURKINA FASO, XT. Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as XT2AW during the month of November. He will focus on 160 meters. QSL via M0OXO.

INDONESIA, YB. Operators Burkhard, DL3KZA and Irfan, YE4IJ are QRV as YE4/DL3KZA from Belitung Island, IOTA OC-144, until November 11.
Activity is holiday style on 20 and 17 meters, depending on conditions, and using SSB. QSL via DL3KZA.

LATVIA, YL. Special event stations YL100K, YL100L, YL100R, YL100V and YL100Z are QRV until November 18 to celebrate Latvia’s independence centennial. QSL via LoTW.

KOSOVO, Z6. Jeremy, EI5GM and Dave, EI9FBB are QRV as Z6/homecalls until November 5. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB.
QSL Z6/EI5GM via M0OXO and Z6/EI9FBB via EI9FBB.

The ARRL CW Sweepstakes Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Jakarta RTTY Contest, IPARC CW Contest, Ukrainian DX Contest, IPARC SSB Contest, EANET Sprint and the High Speed Club CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for November 6.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest and Phone Fray are scheduled for November 7.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see November QST, page 90, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details