DX News from the ARRL….

4 January, 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.

VIET NAM, 3W. Neven, LZ1COM is QRV as 3W9ND from Hoi An until January 5. Activity is on 20 meters using SSB. QSL via LoTW.

ISRAEL, 4X. A group of operators are QRV with special call 4X0M from the Masada fortress until January 6. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB with two stations active. QSL via IK2DUW.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Rich, PA0RRS is QRV as 9M2MRS from Penang Island, IOTA AS-015, until February 15. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL to home call.

ANDORRA, C3. Salvador, EA3QS is QRV as C31CT from the C37AC club station. Activity is on the HF bands using CW. This includes being on 160 meters, conditions permitting. QSL to home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Przemyslaw, SP3PS is QRV as C5SP from Sanyang. He is active on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Milan, OK1DWC is QRV as E51DWC and is here for the foreseeable future. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL to home call.

KYRGYZSTAN, EX. Andrea, HB9DUR is QRV as EX0DX until January 9. Activity is on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 and 12 meters using FT8. QSL via bureau.

SCOTLAND, GM. Special event station GB2KW is QRV near Inverness until January 28 using vintage gear. QSL via LoTW.

THAILAND, HS. Lars, SM6NT is QRV as HS0ZME until April 9. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

DENMARK, OZ. Mirko, DJ1AA is QRV as OZ/DJ1AA and OZ/DJ1AA/m on Mors Island, IOTA EU-171, until January 5. Activity is on the HF bands near the IOTA frequencies. QSL to home call.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Mike, OE6MBG is QRV as S79AA from Mahe, IOTA AF-024, until February 2. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters, and 6 meters as conditions permit, using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW.

SWEDEN, SM. Members of National Association of the Active Seeing Impaired club station SK5CG are QRV with special event station SF50CG during all of 2019 in celebration of their 50th anniversary. QSL via SM0BYD.

TUVALU, T2. Antoine, 3D2AG is QRV as T2AR from Funafuti until January 31. Activity is on the HF bands, including 160 meters. QSL to home call. In addition, Apinelu, T2AT is QRV on the HF bands using FT8. QSL via N7SMI.

ANTIGUA, V2. Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as V25RA from January 7 to 9.
Activity will be holiday style on 20, 17 and 15 meters using QRP power. QSL to home call.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Bernie, W3UR and Becky, N3OSH will be QRV as V47UR from Calypso Bay, St. Kitts Island, IOTA NA-104, from January 8 to 20. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW.

The ARRL RTTY Roundup, ARRL SSB Kids Day, AWA Linc Cundall Memorial CW Contest, NRAU 10-Meter Activity Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club PSKFest, Schwaben Contest, World Wide PMC Contest, RSGB AFS CW Contest and EUCW 160-Meter CW Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The IQRP Quarterly Marathon runs from January 7 to 13.

The ARS Spartan Sprint is scheduled for January 8.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 9.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs for the entire year of 2019, with special stations on from Canada’s parks and historic sites.

Please see January 2019 QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest