DX News from the ARRL….

August 7, 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.

BARBADOS, 8P. Mathieu, VA2MVR is QRV as 8P9QC from Pine Gardens until September 12. Activity is mainly on 40 and 20 meters using SSB with a possibility of FT8 and FT4. QSL via LoTW.

GHANA, 9G. Matteo, IZ4YGS will be QRV as 9G5GS from August 8 to September 15. Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly SSB and FT8, and on Satellite QO-100. QSL direct to home call.

MOROCCO, CN. Hassan, CN8SG is QRV with special call sign CN21SG from Kenitra to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the reign of his Majesty King of Morocco Mohammed VI. Activity is on the various HF bands. QSL via EA7FTR.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Philippe, EA4NF, will be QRV as EA8/EA4NF from Lanzarote Island, IOTA AF-004, and Grid Squares IL38 and IL39, from August 10 to 17. Activity is on the FM and Linear Satellites in Full-Duplex mode. QSL via LoTW.

FRANCE, F. Members of the radio club F8KGH will be QRV with special call TM76DP from August 8 to 22 to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Provence Landing in August 1944. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via operators’ instructions.

COLOMBIA, HK. Members of the Colombian Amateur Radio League are QRV with special call sign 5K87LR from Bogota until August 31 to celebrate the 87th anniversary of the LCRA. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Members of the KARL Chungbuk HQ are QRV with special call HL75V during August to celebrates the liberation of the Korean peninsula 75 years ago. QSL via 6K0MF.

ITALY, I. Simone, IU4HRJ is QRV as IM0/IU4HRJ from Maddalena Island, IOTA EU-041, until August 10. Activity is on 40 to 2 meters using SSB and various digital modes. He plans to possibly activate some DCI/WCA reference numbers as well. QSL to home call.

SARDINIA, IS0. Gil, IZ2DLV will be QRV as IS0/IZ2DLV from Portobello di Gallura from August 10 to 28. Activity will be on 60 to 15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

GREECE, SV. Francesco, IK6QON will be QRV as SV8/IK6QON from Corfu, IOTA EU-052, from August 9 to 20. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

TURKEY, TA. Stations TC3GP and TC3GS are QRV until August 23 to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli. QSL via YM3KCN.

CORSICA, TK. Frans, DJ0TP is QRV as TK/DJ0TP until September 14. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. A large group of operators are QRV as R90WDWR from the Bryansk Region until August 16 to mark the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Russian Airborne Troops. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters. QSL via RZ5D.

MEXICO, XE. Ramon, XE1KK is QRV with special call 6E6E until the end of 2020. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using mostly FT8 and FT4. This includes being active on the upcoming CQ World Wide DX Phone and other contests. QSL via LoTW.

CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7. Operators Chris, ZL2DX and Catherine, ZL2QT are QRV as ZL7DX and ZL7QT, respectively, from Waitangi, IOTA OC-038, for the next few years. Activity is on the various HF bands and 6 meters EME. QSL via M0OXO.

The QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Worked All Europe DX CW Contest, QRP ARCI European CW Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Maryland-DC QSO Party and RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint are all on tap for this weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint and SARL 40-Meter SSB Youth Sprint are scheduled for August.

The RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and MMMonVHF/DUBUS 144 MHz Meteorscatter Sprint Contest are scheduled for August 11.

The VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, CWops Mini-CWT Test, NAQCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for August 12.

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