DX News from the ARRL….

11 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.

LIBYA, 5A. Elham, 5A0YL has been QRV on 20 meters using SSB at various times. QSL via OQRS.

BARBADOS, 8P. Willy, KB8YRX will be QRV as 8P9CA from January 15 to February 4. Activity will be focused on 20 meters and FT8. QSL to home call.

GHANA, 9G. Ruettger, DL8MEZ is QRV as 9G5RV until January 26 while on a training mission for medical personnel. He plans to show up daily on Med-Net and Intermar on 20 meters. QSL via operator’s instructions.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L. A large group of operators are QRV as 9LY1JM from Banana Island, IOTA AF-037, until January 21. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8 with four stations active. QSL via F5GSJ.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DM775FLD is QRV during all of 2019 to celebrate the founding of the town of Friedland 775 years ago. QSL via bureau.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Jean-Pierre, F6ITD will be QRV as FG/F6ITD from La Desirade Island, IOTA NA-102, from January 14 to March 13. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. He will also be active as TO7D in various contests. QSL direct to home call.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8. Gerhard, OE3GEA will be QRV as HC8GET from Santa Cruz, Isabela, and San Cristobal Island from January 13 to 25.
Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI. Holger, DK1FY is QRV as HI5/DK1FY/p until January 19. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

PANAMA, HP. A group of operators will be QRV as H33J from Volcan, Chiriqui Province, from January 13 to 31. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8, with a focus on the low bands and FT8. QSL via JA1HGY.

JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8N8SSF is QRV until February 11 during the 70th Sapporo Snow Festival on Ishikari Island, IOTA AS-078. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via bureau.

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 to home call.

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.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Bernie, W3UR and Becky, N3OSH are QRV as V47UR from Calypso Bay, St. Kitts Island, IOTA NA-104, until January 20. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.
This includes being an entry in the North American CW QSO Party.
QSL via LoTW.

INDIA, VU. Members of the West Bengal Radio club are QRV with special event call AU2HAM from Ganga Sagar Mela Island, IOTA AS-153, until January 17. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via VU2NRO.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016, from January 12 to 20. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB. This includes being an entry in the upcoming North American SSB QSO Party. QSL direct to home call.

The North American CW QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint Ladder, YB SSB DX Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA PSK63 Prefix Contest, NRAU-Baltic Contest, DARC 10-Meter Contest, Classic CW Exchange, RSGB AFS DATA Contest and the 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint are all on tap for this weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and 40-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 16.

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

Please see January 2019 QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for detail