18 January, 2018
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MALDIVES, 8Q. Andy, UT4UEP is QRV as 8Q7UA from Ukulhas Island, IOTA AS-013, until January 23. Activity is on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW and FT8. QSL to home call.
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.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Saty, JE1JKL will be QRV as 9M6NA from Labuan Island, IOTA OC-133, from January 24 to 28. Activity will be mainly on 160 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via LoTW.
RWANDA, 9X. Harald, DF2WO is QRV as 9X2AW from Kigali until February 14. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via M0OXO.
BAHAMAS, C6. Heli, DD0VR will be QRV as C6A/DD0VR from Bahama Island, IOTA NA-001, from January 21 to February 2. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, and various digital modes. He plans to activate other islands during this time. QSL to home call.
CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as EA8/home call from El Hierro, IOTA AF-004, until the end of March. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, and various digital modes. QSL to home call.
ECUADOR, HC. Rick, NE8Z is QRV as HC1MD until February 7. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. He may be active portable from other HC prefixes as well. QSL via K8LJG.
ITALY, I. Operators S50X, S52P, S54W, S56DX, S57DX, and S59A will be QRV as IG9/home calls from Lampedusa Island, IOTA AF-019, from January 21 to 31. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home calls.
ARUBA, P4. Mathias, DL4MM will be QRV as P4/DL4MM from January 22 to 30. Activity will be on the HF bands with a focus on CW. He may also be active using SSB and FT8. He will be QRV as P40AA in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL to home call.
BONAIRE, PJ4. Operators Norbert, DJ7JC, Heye, DJ9RR and Emil, DL8JJ will be QRV as PJ4P from January 22 to 30. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, various digital modes, and FT8. They plan to be an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via DJ5BWD.
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.
PALAU, T8. Nobu, JA0JHQ will be QRV as T88PB from Koror, IOTA OC-009, from January 25 to 28. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL direct to home call.
MYANMAR, XZ. Akio, JE2QIZ is QRV as XZ2B from Nay Pyi Taw. His license is valid for 150 days. He is permitted to operate from 15 to 1.25 meters within 20 kHz of each band edge, and using only CW. QSL via operator’s instructions.
CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7. Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as ZL7/JA0JHQ until January 20. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
1.8 MHz Phone/CW and Feld Hell Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for January 21.
The 40-Meter QRP Fox Hunt, CWops Mini-CWT Test, NAQCC CW Sprint, Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for January 23.
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.