DX News from the ARRL….

June 26, 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.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DL0SOP will be QRV from July 1 to 31 to commemorate the 62nd edition of the Sea Of Peace Award. QSL direct to DL4SVA.

BALEARIC ISLANDS, EA6. Andy, DK5ON will be QRV as EA6/DK5ON from Mallorca Island, IOTA EU-004, from July 1 to 11. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, FT8 and FT4 using QRP power, with some possible EAFF and SOTA/GMA activities as well. QSL to home call.

UK Various. Members of the Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society will be QRV with special event call GB100RS from June 28 to the end of October to mark the society’s 100th anniversary. QSL via bureau.

WALES, GW. Members of the North Wales Amateur Radio Group are QRV with special event call GB0WMZ until July 17 to support the work of the Welsh Mountain Zoo. QSL via MW0JWP.

SVALBARD, JW. Peter, LA7QIA will be QRV as JW7QIA from Spitsbergen, IOTA EU-026, from June 27 to July 4. Activity will be on 4 and 6 meters. QSL to home call.

DENMARK, OZ. Carsten, OZ4CG will be QRV as OZ4SOP from Bornholm Island, IOTA EU-030, from July 1 to 31 for the Sea Of Peace Award.
Activity will be on the HF bands using only CW. QSL via LoTW.

ANTARCTICA. Alexander, RX3ABI is QRV as RI1ANM from the Mirny Antarctica Base Station, IOTA AN-016, and is here until early 2021.

Activity is limited to his spare time on various HF bands, most likely on 40 and 20 meters using FT8 between 0200 to 1530z.

INDIA, VU. Operator VU2TUO is QRV with special call AT2ARA until September 23 during the COVID-19 pandemic. QSL via operator’s instructions.

INDONESIA, YB. Special event station 8A343CJR is active to draw attention to the 343rd anniversary of the Cianjur District on Java. QSL direct.

VANUATU, YJ. Operators Colin, YJ8CW, Estelle, YJ8ED and Rod, YJ8RN will be QRV as YJ40IND from July 1 to 30 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Independence of Vanuatu. Activity will be mainly on 40, 20 and 15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8, mostly during their weekends. QSL via operators’ instructions.

ARRL Field Day, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, RSGB Hope RTTY QSO Party, UFT CW QRP Contest, Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest, His Majesty King of Spain SSB Contest, RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint and the 10-10 International Spirit of 76 QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The QCX CW Challenge is scheduled for June 29.

The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are scheduled for June 30.

The RAC Canada Day Contest, VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for July 1.

Please see June 2020 QST, page 69, July 2020 QST, page 69, and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM contest web sites for details