DX News from the ARRL….

22 February, 2019

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by AA4NC, F4EBK, W2AIV, W3UR, WB2REM, 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.

MAURITANIA, 5T. Johannes, PA5X is QRV as 5T5PA from Nouadhibou and is here for six months. Activity is in his spare time on 160 to 6 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via LoTW.

SENEGAL, 6W. Willy, ON4AVT is QRV as 6W7/ON4AVT from Warang until March 30. Activity is on the HF bands, including 60 meters, using CW, PSK, and possibly FT8. QSL to home call.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Christian, F4EBK is QRV as DU3/F4EBK from Luzon Island, IOTA OC-042, until March 31. Activity is on 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

NEW CALEDONIA, GK. Arnaud, JG1XMV will be QRV as FK/JG1XMV from Grand Terre Island, IOTA OC-032, from February 23 to March 10. This also includes a visit to Mare Island, IOTA OC-033, and a few other islands as well. Activity will be on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters using only SSB. QSL to home call.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8. A group of operators will be QRV as HD8M from Santa Cruz Island, IOTA SA-004, from February 27 to March 6. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, including 60 meters, using CW, SSB, and FT8 in DXpedition mode. This includes being active in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL via WB2REM.

SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA, HK0. Jean, VE2FDJ is QRV as 5J0JC from San Andres Island, IOTA NA-049, until February 27. Activity is on 80, 40, 20 and 6 meters using only SSB. QSL to home call.

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

HONDURAS, HR. Dennis, W1UE is QRV as either HQ9X or W1UE/HR9 from Roatan Island, IOTA NA 057, until February 26. He is QRV as HQ9X in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter SSB contest. Activity includes being on 160 and 80 meters during his evening hours, as well as 60 meters. QSL via KQ1F.

TUVALU, T2. Tony, 3D2AG is QRV as T2AR until February 27. He is active in his spare time on 160, 80, 60 and 40 meters using CW, with some SSB, RTTY and FT8. Tili, T2AT is also active during these days using FT8. QSL T2AR to home call and T2AT via N7MSI.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Ken, KH6QJ will be QRV as T32AZ from Kirimati Island, IOTA OC-024, from February 28 to March 5. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL to home call.

TURKEY, TA. Members of the Giresun Radio Amateur and Sports Club are QRV with special event call TC10GITRAD until the end of 2019 to celebrate the club’s 10th anniversary. QSL via bureau.

BELIZE, V3. Will, AA4NC is QRV as V31NC from Placencia until March 13. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. This includes being a Single Op/All Band entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL via EA5GL. In addition, George, W2AIV will also be QRV as V31GF from Placencia from February 23 to March 2. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters, and possibly 15 and 10 meters, using SSB with some CW and PSK31. QSL via LoTW.

The CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest, North American RTTY QSO Party, North American Collegiate RTTY Championship, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, REF SSB Contest, UBA DX CW Contest, South Carolina QSO Party, High Speed Club CW Contest, Classic Phone Exchange, SARL Digital Contest and North Carolina QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend.

The SKCC CW Sprint, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and The QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for February 27.

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