DX News from the ARRL….

January 31, 2020

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by F8DVD, IN3RRX, W3UR, 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.

TANZANIA, 5H. A large group of operators will be QRV as 5I5TT from Zanzibar Island, IOTA AF-032, from February 4 to 18. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY with four stations active.
QSL via I2YSB.

GHANA, 9G. Matteo, IZ4YGS will be QRV as 9G5GS from Sanzule from February 1 to 26. Activity will be on 160 to 20 meters using FT8 and SSB. He also plans some activity on Satellite QO-100. QSL direct to home call.

KUWAIT, 9K. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are QRV as 9K59NLD during February to mark Kuwait’s National and Liberation Day. QSL via 9K2RA.

NAURU, C2. Look for operators JP2EXR, JH3QFL, JR3GWZ, JA1PFP, JH3VAA to be QRV as C21MB, C21AA, C21GW, C21PF and C21VA, respectively, from February 4 to 10. Activity will be on the HF bands, and 6 meters and 2 meters EME as well, using primarily FT8 with some CW. QSL via operators’ instructions.

JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND, CE0. Operators Nando, IT9YRE and Mike, K9AJ will be QRV as CB0Z from February 3 to 5 to activate the new IOTA reference Alejandro Selkirk Island, IOTA SA-101. Activity will be on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters using CW, SSB and possibly FT8. QSL via IT9YRE.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Don, VE7DS will be QRV as E51DDG from Rarotonga, IOTA OC-013, from February 2 to 14. Activity will be on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

FRANCE, F. Francois, F8DVD will be QRV as TM17AAW from February 3 to 17 to celebrate the 17th Antarctic Activity Week. QSL to home call.

ITALY, I. Special event station II3BIA will be QRV from February 1 to 29 during the Biathlon World Championships 2020 being held in Antholz. Activity will be on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters, as well as 2 meters, and 70 and 23 centimeters, using CW, SSB and various digital modes. This includes possible activity on Satellite QO-100. QSL via IN3ZWF.

SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5. Chuck, KG9N will be QRV as PJ5/KG9N from Sint Eustatius, IOTA NA-145, from February 4 to 21. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

BRAZIL, PY. Special event station ZW86LABRE will be QRV from February 1 to March 31 to celebrate the 86th anniversary of the Brazilian Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Radio Emissao. QSL via PY2KP.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Andre, PP6ZZ plans to be QRV as PY0FF from February 5 to 18 while here to rebuild the station. Activity will be in his spare time on the HF bands using all modes, including

FT8 and FT4. This may include a possible entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL via W9VA.

COCOS ISLAND, TI9. Jorge, TI2JV, Dmitry, RA9USU, Mats, RM2D and Andrey, UA3AB will be QRV as TI9A from February 2 to 8. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 with three stations active. QSL via UA3DX.

UKRAINE, UR. Special event station EM30UCC is QRV until the end of May to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Contest Club.
QSL via bureau.

BELIZE, V3. Bob, W0YBS will be QRV as V31CO from Caye Caulker, IOTA NA-073, the first three weeks of May. Activity will be on the HF Bands using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE. Alex, VE1RUS and Pierre, VE3TKB will be QRV from the Eureka Amateur Radio Club Station VY0ERC on Ellesmere Island, IOTA NA-008, from February 1 to March 28. Activity will be mostly on 40 and 20 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via M0OXO.

EL SALVADOR, YS. A large group of operators are QRV as HU1DL until February 13. Activity is on the HF bands, including 60 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 with three stations active. QSL via DL4SVA.

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

The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 3.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for February 4.

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

Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, February QST, page 81, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details