DX News from the ARRL….

September 20, 2019

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by EA4NF, KV1J, 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.

FIJI, 3D2. Heli, DD0VR will be QRV as 3D2VR from September 23 to 27. Activity will be on the HF bands using only SSB. QSL to home call.

UGANDA, 5X. Anton, ON6NL is QRV as 5X8C from Entebbe until October 7 while working on telecom training. Activity is in his spare time. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL to home call.

GUYANA, 8R. Rudi, DK7PE will be QRV as 8R1CW beginning September 21 and here for a week. Activity will be in his spare time. QSL to home call.

TONGA, A3. Grant, VK5GR, Oly, VK5XDX and Andrew, VK5AKH will be QRV as A35JT from Tongatapu, IOTA OC-049, from September 22 to October 7. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. This includes entries in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY DX and Oceania DX contests. QSL via M0OXO.

NAURU, C2. Operators Yuris, YL2GM, Jack, YL2KA, Kaspars, YL1ZF and Kristers, YL3JA are QRV as C21WW until September 25. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters, and possibly 60 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL via YL2GN.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Fred, DH5FS is QRV as E51SFS from Aitutaki Island, IOTA OC-083, until September 25. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL to home call.

SPAIN, EA. Special event station AM500SAN is QRV from September 21 to 29 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation. QSL via EA7URF.

BALEARIC ISLANDS, EA6. Philippe, EA4NF is QRV as EA6/EA4NF from Formentera Island, IOTA EU-004, until September 23. Activity is on the HF bands, including various Satellites, using SSB and FM. QSL via LoTW.

ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON, FP. Eric, KV1J will be QRV as FP/KV1J from Miquelon, IOTA NA-032, from September 24 to October 8. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using primarily SSB, RTTY and FT8 with some CW. This includes some activity on the analog Satellites, as well as being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest. QSL to home call.

HONDURAS, HR. Operators W1UE, N2WQ, LZ5VV, SP4Z and VE3JI are QRV as home calls/HR9 from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, until October 7.
They will be QRV as HQ9X in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY DX contest as a Multi-2 entry. QSL HQ9X via KQ1F and all others to home calls.

MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1. Kazu, JD1BNA plans to be QRV as JD1BNA/JD1 from September 25 to 30. Activity will be on 160 to 17 meters using mostly CW with a little SSB and FT8. QSL direct to JL1UTS.

AUSTRIA, OE. Special event stations OE190APD, OE192APD and OE196APD will be QRV from September 21 to October 20 to draw attention to Animal Protection Day that takes place on October 4. QSL via OE3BKC.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. Tim, KD5SSF plans to be QRV as P29ZL from Ukarumpa and active until April 1, 2020. Activity is mainly on 40, 30 and 20 meters from 0800 to 1200z using SSB and FT8, and FSKCW. QSL via W1YRC.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Lance, W7GJ is QRV as S79GJ from La Digue Island, IOTA AF-024, until October 5. This is a 6 meter EME DXpedition.When the Moon is not visible, he is active on 20 and 6 meters using SSB and some FT8. QSL direct to home call.

CRETE, SV9. Frank, PH2M is QRV as SV9/PH2M until October 3. Activity is holiday style. QSL to home call.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Ken, KH6QJ is QRV as T32AZ on Kiritimati, IOTA OC-024, until September 24. Activity is on 80, 40, 20 and 15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

The ARRL EME Contest, ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, All Africa International DX Contest, Collegiate QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Activity Group of Belarus 80-Meter NEMIGA Contest, SARL VHF/UHF Digital Contest, Scandinavian Activity CW Contest, Iowa QSO Party, QRP Afield, New Hampshire QSO Party, New Jersey QSO Party, Washington State Salmon Run, Wisconsin Parks on the Air and Feld Hell Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The 144 MHz Fall Sprint and Classic Phone Exchange are scheduled for September 23.

The UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for September 25.

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 September QST, page 80, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details