DX News from the ARRL….

August 2, 2019

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by K1KI, 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.

GEORGIA, 4L. Darek, SP9DLM will be QRV as 4L/SP9DLM from Kobuleti from August 4 to 16. Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.
QSL to home call.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Giovanni, IZ2DPX will be QRV as 5R8PX from Nosy Be, IOTA AF-057, from August 3 to 17. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via IK2DUW.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Gil, IZ2DLV plans to be QRV as 8Q7GB from Nika Island, IOTA AS-013, from August 4 to 18. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW.

CHILE, CE. Special event calls CB70E, CB70K, CB70O and CB70Y are QRV until August 31 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Condorito, a Chilean cartoon character very popular throughout Latin America.
QSL via operators’ instructions.

ST. PAUL ISLAND, CY9. A group of operators are QRV as CY9C until August 8. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 in DXpedition mode, EME, and on various Satellites. QSL direct to WA4DAN.

ENGLAND, G. Members of the Martello Tower Group are QRV with special event call GB55RC until August 5 to celebrate 55 years of Radio Caroline. QSL via bureau.

ECUADOR, HC. Joe, IZ1HGP is QRV as HC2/IZ1HGP until the end of August. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

PANAMA, HP. Members of the Radio Club de Panama are QRV with special event call sign HO1D during August to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Panama City. QSL direct to HP1RCP.

ITALY, I. Members of the ARI Section Fidenza are QRV with special event call II4BRD during August to commemorate Cesare Bardeloni, one of Italy’s pioneers in the history of radio. QSL via IQ4FE.

LITHUANIA, LY. Special event station LY30A is QRV until September 29 to commemorate Black Ribbon Day. QSL via LY5A.

BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are QRV with special event station LZ304AE during August to honor Orthodox Saints. QSL via bureau.

ALAND ISLAND, OH0. A group of operators will be QRV as OH0UDG from August 3 to 17. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.

CZECH REPUBLIC, OK. A large group of operators are QRV with special event call signs OL88YL and OL88YL/p until August 8. This includes various SOTA activations. QSL via HB9FPM.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Rick, AI5P is QRV as VK9APX until August 10. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 17 meters using CW and FT8.
QSL to home call.

BERMUDA, VP9. Joshua, W9HT is QRV as W9HT/VP9 from Hamilton Parish, IOTA NA-005, until August 6. Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL direct to home call.

The following operations are approved for DXCC credit: St. Paul Island, CY9C, 2019 operation; Afghanistan, T6AA and T6A, 2019 operations.

COUNTRY NAME CORRECTION. As reported in 2019 DX News bulletin ARLD029, the correct country for Kalanchakskiye Island, IOTA EU 179, is Ukraine.

The ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest, 10-10 International Summer SSB Contest, North American CW QSO Party, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, European HF Championship, WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone and the SARL HF Phone Contest are all scheduled for this upcoming weekend.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for August 6.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for August 7.

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 August QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details