DX News from the ARRL…..

1 February, 2019

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by WB2TJO, The Daily DX, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

FIJI, 3D2. Jim, WB2TJO is QRV as 3D2JS from Taveuni Island, IOTA OC-016, until March 7. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call.

BAHRAIN, A9. Special event station A91KWT is QRV until February 28 to mark Kuwait National Liberation Day. QSL via A92AA.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Christian, F4EBK is QRV as DU3/F4EBK from Luzon Island, IOTA OC-042, until March 31. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call.
In addition, Bodo, DF8DX plans to be QRV as DU1WQY/1 from Palawan Island, IOTA OC-128, from February 4 to 14. QSL direct to home call.

SPAIN, EA. Special event station EG3WCD is QRV until February 4 to mark World Cancer Day on February 4. Activity is on all bands. QSL via LoTW.

IRELAND, EI. Members of the Kerry Amateur Radio Group are QRV as EI100YXQ during 2019 to mark the hundred years since the first transatlantic voice transmissions from Ballybunion, Ireland to Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, Canada. QSL via EI9FVB.

PANAMA, HP. Special event station H31A is QRV until August 15 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Panama City.
Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and FT8. QSL via HP1AVS.

THAILAND, HS. Special event station HS55RAST is QRV until March 31 to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand. QSL via HS5NMF.

GRENADA, J3. Peter, G4HSO will be QRV as J3/G4HSO from February 4 to 16. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using mainly CW. QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA. Special event stations 8J0M, 8J2M and 8J9M are QRV until April 30 to mark the 30th General Assembly of the Japan Medical Congress in Chubu. QSL direct to JP7FSO.

GUAM, KH2. Yoshi, JE2EHP is QRV as K1HP/KH2 until February 4.
Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. A group of operators are QRV as P29VCX from Manus Island, IOTA OC-025, until February 5, and then as P29NI from Daru Island, IOTA OC-153, from February 6 to 11. Activity is on 40 to 15 meters, and possibly 160 and 80 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL P29VCX via SM6CVX and P29NI via G3KHZ.

BONAIRE, PJ4. Fred, WW4LL and Michael, NN9DD will be QRV as PJ4/homecalls from February 4 to 10. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB, RTTY and FT8. They will be QRV as PJ4Z in the upcoming CQ WPX RTTY contest. QSL via K4BAI.

SWEDEN, SM. Special event station SE19SKI will be QRV from February 4 to 17 during the Alpine World Ski Championships. QSL via operators’ instructions.

VIET NAM, XV. Bogdan, SP2FUD and Zen, SP2GCJ will be QRV as XV9FUD and XV9ZT, respectively, from February 4 to 18. Activity will be on 40 to 12 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via SP2GCJ.

KOSOVO, Z6. Mome, Z32ZM is QRV as Z68M until February 5. Activity is on 160, 80 and 30 meters using FT8. QSL via OQRS.

The North American CW Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Vermont QSO Party, 10-10 International Winter SSB Contest, Mexico RTTY International Contest, F9AA CW Cup, Black Sea Cup International, Minnesota QSO Party, FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, AGCW Straight Key CW Party, British Columbia QSO Party and FISTS Winter Slow Speed CW Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 4

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for February 5. The CWops Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for February 6.

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 February 2019 QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNMcontest web sites for details