DX News from the ARRL….

May 15, 2020

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

GREENLAND, OX. Bo, OZ1DJJ is QRV from Aasiaat Island (NA-134) as OX3LX, in his spare time. He will be active until May 21. QSL via OZ0J.

GEORGIA, 4L. Look for Vakhtang, 4L8A in the CQ WPX CW contest May 30 and 31, on 20 meters, single op. QSL via M0OXO, OQRS and LoTW.

SINGAPORE, 9V. 9V1STAYHOME will be active until June 30. QSL via via LoTW only.

THAILAND, HS. Members of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST) will be active as E2STAYHOME until July 15. QSL via E21EIC (d/B), LoTW or ClubLog.

GUANTANAMO BAY, KG4. Kelly, KG4NE expects to be QRV until at least May 28, with activity on 40 and 6 meters. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or his home call, NM7H.

KENYA, 5Z. Members of the Radio Society of Kenya (RSK) are joining the COVID-19 effort with the call sign 5Z4STAYHOME. QSL via bureau.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. The Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters Society (MARTS) will be QRV with special event call signs 9M4STAYHOME, 9M4COVID and 9M4DUDUKRUMAH for three months, beginning on May 15. Look for them on the HF bands using SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via bureau or 9W2PD direct.

SPAIN, EA. AM40LAR celebrates the 40th anniversary of a radio program dedicated to amateur radio and broadcast by RNE Radio 4. They are QRV until May 31. QSL via eQSL or LoTW.

ENGLAND, G. GB2CCW will be active during the second half of May, honoring care workers during the pandemic. QSL via eQSL only. Also, stations celebrating the end of World War II include GB0PIE, GB1PIJ and GB4VED. QSL all via eQSL.

NETHERLANDS, PA. PD75DDAY commemorates the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II. They will be QRV until the end of May. QSL via bureau.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Australian amateurs may use the prefix AX on May 17 to mark the World Telecommunication Day.

INDIA, VU. Members of the Tripura Ham Radio Club support the present stay-at-home operations as AT2THC until August 1 on the HF bands. QSL via VU2LJB.

STAY AT HOME SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. The following stations join the ranks to support stay at home efforts: 6Y6STAYHOME, AU2COV, GB2CCW, HA0HOME, HA0STAY, OE1STAYHOME and SZ3STAYHOME.

CANADA, VE. Jean, VE2JCW will use special call sign VE2SPEED, through the month of June to commemorate the Montreal Grand Prix, even if the race is canceled. QSL via VE2JCW info on QRZ.com.

COLOMBIA, 5J. 5JSTAYHOME is the latest COVID-19 special event station from Colombia. Note there is only one number in the call sign.

MOROCCO, CN. Look for 5C1WTIS to celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, until May 17. QSL via RW6HS.

SAUDIA ARABIA, HZ. The Saudi Amateur Radio Society will join the on air activity for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with HZ1WTIS, until May 17. Also, HZ1DG is a new six meter beacon, transmitting on 50.055 MHz and using 5 watts into a vertical antenna. The grid locator is LK18gf.

GERMANY, DL. Station DL70IPA will be QRV as part of the 70th anniversary of the International Police Association. IPARC, the IPA Radio Club, plans various operations in August and November.

JAPAN, JA. Members of the Yoneyama HF Club (JR0YHF) will be operating special event station 8J0K in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Kashiwazaki city in Niigata Japan. They will be QRV until March 31, 2021, on 1.8 MHz through 5.7 GHz.

USA, K. Special event station K7P is on the air until May 16 to remember law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Look for them on 40 and 20 meters. There will be a commemorative QSL card. QSL direct with SASE to N7WR.

SAMOA, 5W. COVID-19 special event call 5W19STAYSAFE will be operated by Atsu, 5W1SA. Samoa is one of the very few places on earth that has no reported cases of the novel Coronavirus due to the early government lockdown.

The UN DX Contest, NZART Sangster Shield Contest, Portuguese Navy Day Contest, His Majesty King of Spain Contest, Aegean RTTY Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and the Run for the Bacon QRP Contest are all on tap for this weekend. The RSGB FT4 Contest Series is on May 18.

Please see May 2020 QST, page 69 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details