DX News from the ARRL….

May 22, 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.

ZAMBIA, 9J. Mario, IZ3KVD is QRV as 9J2MYT until the end of May.
Activity has been on 20, 17, 15 and 10 meter SSB. QSL via IZ3KVD direct only.

CHINA, BI4. Members of the ZhangJiaGang Amateur Radio Association will be active as BI4WXD during the CQWW WPX CW Contest as a Multi-2/High-Power entry. QSL via BI4SCC.

AUSTRIA, OE30. Hannes, OE1SGU is QRV as OE30MAGICBAND until June 30. Activity is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the allocation of the 6 meter band (50-52 MHz) to Austrian amateurs. Activity will be mainly on 6 meters using CW, SSB and the digital modes. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

GUATEMALA, TG. Enrique, YS1RM is active as TG9/YS1RM. His length of his stay is unknown. Activity is on various HF bands and modes.
QSL via YS1RM, direct, LoTW or eQSL.

FRANCE, TM0. Members of the Ondes et Micro-Informatique Radio Club are active as TM0BEE until May 24. Activity is to celebrate United Nations World Bee Day. Operations will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 and PSK. QSL via F6KUQ, via the Bureau or eQSL.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Members of the Radio Club Laurilsiva (EA8RKL) from Gran Canaria (AF-004) celebrate the Day of the Canary Islands on the air from May 24 to 31 with the call sign EH8DDC. QSL via ClubLog, eQSL.

SWITZERLAND, HB9. The SOTA Group Switzerland (HB9SOTA) celebrates its 15th anniversary with special event call sign HB15SOTA until May 9, 2021. QSL via HB9DPR, bureau.

COLOMBIA, HK. Members of the Liga Colombiana de Radioaficionados (LCRA, HK3LR) support the current pandemic restrictions with the call sign 5JSTAYHOME. QSL via HK3LR.

ITALY, I. 4U9STAYHOME operates from the UN Global Service Center’s Amateur Radio Club (4U1GSC) until June 15. QSL via 9A2AA (d/B).

LITHUANIA, LY. LY56BC remains active until the end of May, commemorating the 56th Baltic Contest.

RUSSIA, RA. Special event stations R115MS, RM35MS and UE35MS celebrate the 115th birthday of Mikhail Sholokhov, recipient of the 1965 Nobel Prize for Literature, until June 24. QSL via ClubLog OQRS.

POLAND, SP. 3Z100KW will be QRV until May 31, celebrating the 100th birthday of Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla) from his birthplace of Wadowice. QSL to SP9ZKN direct or via the bureau or ClubLog.

INDIA, VU. Subbu, VU2NSL operates the COVID-19 special event call sign AT9SS until July 28. QSL via LoTW or VU2NSL direct.

ROMANIA, YO. YO1STAYHOME and YO19STAYHOME are QRV until September 15.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. Special event station ZS1820S celebrates the arrival of the first British settlers at the South African Cape 200 years ago. They are QRV throughout 2020. QSL via ZS2EC (d/B), LoTW and ClubLog.

GEORGIA, 4L. Op Vaho, 4L8A will be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band 20 meter entry. QSL via M0OXO, OQRS or LoTW.

DENMARK, 5Q6. Henning, OZ2I/OZ1BI will be QRV as 5Q6EE from the EDR HQ station in Odense during the CQWW WPX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via OZ2I, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog’s OQRS.

UNITED STATES, K. Allan, KV4T and his wife Bridget, KS4YT will be QRV on Grand Isle from May 22 to 25, signing home calls /p. They will be on 80, 40, 30 and 20 meters using SSB, CW, FT4 and FT8. QSL via home calls direct, LoTW and eQSL.

ENGLAND, G. David, G4YVM will be active as GB4DLS until June 2 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the pivotal role played by the Dunkirk Little Ships during Operation Dynamo, May 26 to June 4, 1940. He will operate mainly CW, but with some SSB as well. QSL via G4YVM.

The Baltic Contest, QRP ARCI Hootowl Sprint and QCX Challenge are on tap for this holiday weekend. The SKCC Sprint is May 27. The RSGB 80-Meter Club Championship is on May 28. The PODXS 070 Club 3-Day Weekend Contest is May 29.

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