DX News from the ARRL….

August 14, 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.

MEXICO, 6E. Ramon, XE1KK will be using special call sign 6E6E until December 31. He plans to use it in the CQWW DX SSB Contest in October and possibly in other contests. Most of his activity outside of the contests will be on FT8/FT4 on 160 to 6 meters. QSL via LoTW only.

GHANA, 9G. Matteo, IZ4YGS will be active as 9G5GS from Sanzule, until September 15. Activity will be limited to his spare time on 160 to 10 meters using mostly FT8 (F/H) and SSB. He will also be active through the QO-100 geostationary satellite, USB mode. He will update daily to ClubLog. QSL via LoTW, IZ4YGS direct or eQSL.

CHILE, CB33. Members of the Radio Club Eternautas (CE3ETR) are now active as CB33M until October 13. Activity is to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the August 2010 landslide in a mine in the north part of Chile where 33 miners were trapped for 3 months until their rescue was carried out. Operations will be on 80 meters through 70 cm using CW, SSB and digital modes FT8/FT4, JS8, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. QSL via PO BOX 12096, Santiago, Chile.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Makoto, JI5RPT will be active as JD1BLY from Chichijima Island (AS-031) from October 3 to 6. The schedule may change depending on the status of COVID-19. Activity will be on 630 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and the digital modes (No 6 meter EME).
He will focus on the 630 meter band, 160 meter SSB, the RS-44 satellite and FT8 on the HF bands. 630 meter activity will be mainly on JT9. QSL via his home call sign.

UNITED STATES, N7. Look for special event station N7C to be active until August 15 for the 16th annual celebration of the Navajo Code Talkers. QSL to Herb, N7HG or N7C, at the QRZ.com address.

TURKEY, TC3. Look for special event stations TC3GP and TC3GS to be active until August 23, to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli. QSL via YM3KCN.

FRANCE, TM. Operators Christian, F5OHH and Didier, F4ELJ will be active as TM2LW from the Kerprigent Lighthouse (ILLW FR-031, ARLHS FRA-769, DFCF 22-036, DMF 22-011, WW Locator IN88GS) near Lannion during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 22 and 23. Activity will be on various HF and VHF bands using CW, SSB and the digital modes. QSL via F4ELJ.

FRANCE, TM76. Members of the Radio Club du Val d’issole (F8KGH) will use the special call sign TM76DP until August 22 to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Provence Beach Landings (DRAGOON operation) in August 1944. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and the digital modes. QSL via F4GPB.

HONG KONG, VR. Members of Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (HARTS) will be active with special call sign VR2HK9O in celebration of the 90th anniversary of their Society. Operations have been on 20 meter SSB. QSL via VR2HK direct or by the Bureau.

CAMBODIA, XU7. Tad, JA1DFK will be active as XU7AKU and XU7AKV from Phnom Penh. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using mostly CW and SSB. QSL via JA1DXA or ClubLog’s OQRS.

DENMARK, OZ. OZ200EM is on the air until the end of the year, honoring the memory of Hans Christian Orsted, who discovered the principle of electromagnetism 200 years ago. QSL via OZ1ACB.

CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7. Stuart, ZL3STU has moved to Canterbury on the Chatham Islands (OC-038) and now uses the call sign ZL7STU on 80 to 6 meter using SSB and FT8. QSL for both calls via M0OXO.

SARDINIA, IS0. Gil, IZ2DLV will be active holiday style until August 28 signing IS0/IZ2DLV on 60 to 15 meters using SSB, CW and FT8. QSL via IZ2DLV (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.

FINLAND, OH. Operators Vesa, OH5MNH, Orvo, OH5NE and SWL Aki plan to operate OH5B during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 22 and 23 from the Luovukkaluoto lighthouse in Southern Carelia. QSL via OH5AB.

INDIA, VU. In celebration of the 74th anniversary of India’s Independence Day, August 15th, special event station AT5AUG will be QRV by members of the West Bengal Radio Club from August 14 to 16. QSL via eQSL to VU2NRO.

BALEARIC ISLANDS, EA6. Rolf, DL8AZ will be operating holiday style as EA6/DL8AZ until August 17. He will use SSB on 40 through 10 meters. QSL via DL8AZ either direct or to the DARC QSL bureau.

BONAIRE, PJ4. PJ4TEN is a special event station during October for the 10th anniversary of 10-10-10, the date the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and Bonaire became a special municipality of the Netherlands and a new DXCC entity. QSL via M0URX direct, OQRS, or LoTW.

GREECE, SV. SV1AHH and SV1GGF will be QRV as SX1AFM from September 1 to 30, celebrating the 70 years of the Hellenic Air Force History Museum. They will be on 80 to 6 using all modes. QSL via qrz.com information.

SARTG WW RTTY Contest, ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, Russian District Award Contest, Keyman’s Club of Japan Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, North American QSO Party, CVA DX Contest, SARL HF Digital Contest, NJQRP Skeeter Hunt, ARRL Rookie Roundup and the Run for the Bacon QRP Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

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