January 10, 2020
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by CO3JK, W4GKR, 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.
VIET NAM, 3W. Wolfgang, DL5MAE is QRV as 3W2MAE from Phan Thiet.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
CUBA, CO. Special event station CO0CW is QRV during January to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Group CW of Cuba. Activity is on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via CO3JK.
ENGLAND, G. John, M0XIG is QRV with special call sign GB200FN until February 3 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. QSL direct to home call.
ECUADOR, HC. Jon, EA1VE is QRV as HC2JKT from Puna Island, IOTA SA-034, until January 30. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.
JAPAN, JA. Members of the JARL Okinawa Branch are QRV with special event station 8N6SHURI during 2020 while supporting the reconstruction of Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage building that burned down on October 2019. QSL via bureau.
BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are QRV with special call sign LZ1908IK during January to honor the memory of Bulgarian saints. QSL via bureau.
BRAZIL, PY. A group of operators will be QRV as ZW6C from Tinhare Island, IOTA SA-080, from January 16 to 19. Activity will be on 40, 20 and 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to PY6TV.
PALAU, T8. Operators JI3DNN, JH3LSS, JA3HJI, JA3IVU, JA3ARJ and JA3AVO are QRV as T88CZ, T88DK, T88DN, T88ED, T88EF and T88MB, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from January 15 to 23. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters. QSL to home calls.
COSTA RICA, TI. Rich, W4GKR will be QRV as TI5/W4GKR beginning January 14 to February 4. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using mostly digital modes and possibly slow CW. QSL to home call.
NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Janusz, SP9FIH will be QRV as VK9NK from January 12 to April 12. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.
MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Duane, WV2B is QRV as VP2MDT until January 15. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL direct to home call.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. David, KM3T is QRV as VP5/KM3T from Providenciales Island, IOTA NA-002, until January 14. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW and possibly FT8. This includes being an entry in the North American CW QSO Party. QSL to home call.
INDIA, VU. Members of the West Bengal Radio Club are QRV as 8T2G from Sagar Island, IOTA AS-153, until January 17 during the annual pilgrimage of people to the Ganges Delta. QSL via VU2NRO.
SERBIA, YU. Members of the Serbian CW Club are QRV with special call YT50SCWC during 2020 to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. QSL via YU1MM.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand Cayman, IOTA NA-016, from January 11 to 19. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming North American SSB QSO Party. QSL direct to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The North American CW QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YB DX SSB Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA PSK63 Prefix Contest, NRAU-Baltic Contest, DARC 10-Meter Contest, The IQRP Quarterly Marathon and the RSGB AFS Data Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
The Classic CW Exchange runs from January 12 to 15.
The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for January 13.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 15.