DX News from the ARRL….

August 21, 2020

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by LU5AG, 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.

KENYA, 5Z. Andy, G3AB is now QRV as 5Z4VJ from Nairobi. QSL via M0URX.

MOROCCO, CN. Members of the Association Royale des Radio-Amateurs du Maroc are QRV with the special prefix 5E7 until August 31 to mark the 67th anniversary of Morocco’s Revolution Day.

CUBA, CO. Special call sign T45FM will be QRV from the Punta Maya Lighthouse, ILLW CU0005, during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using mainly SSB and FT8. QSL direct to RW6HS.

PORTUGAL, CT. Operators from the Oeste DX Gang are QRV as CQ0ODX/p from the Cape Carvoeiro Lighthouse, ILLW PT-0002, until August 23.
This includes an entry in the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. Activity is on the HF bands, plus 6 and 2 meters, using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL via LoTW.

AZORES, CU. Antonio, CU8AS will be QRV as CR2W from Ponta da Albarnaz Lighthouse, ILLW PT0001, during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. QSL via HB9CRV. In addition, Joao, CU8AI will be QRV from Lajes Lighthouse, ILLW PT0038. QSL direct to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Club station DL0MFK will be QRV from Karnin Lighthouse, ILLW DE-0013, on Usedom Island, IOTA EU-129, during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. QSL via bureau.

NORTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Warwick, E51WL is QRV from Penrhyn Atoll, IOTA OC-082. Activity of late has been on 20 meters using FT8 and FT4. He may soon be active on 2 meters EME. QSL direct to home call.

FRANCE, F. Chris, F5OHH and Dyd, F4ELJ will be QRV as TM2LW from Kerprigent Lighthouse, ILLW FR-0031, during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. QSL direct to F4ELJ.

SCOTLAND, GM. Members of the Na Fir Chlis ARC will be QRV as GB9UL from the Ushenish Lighthouse on the Isle of South Uist, IOTA EU-010, during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. Activity will be mostly on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via operators’ instructions.

ITALY, I. A group of operators from ARI Genova will be QRV as II1L from La Lanterna during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. QSL via LoTW.

ARGENTINA, LU. Members of Radio Club QRM Belgrano will be QRV as LU4AAO, LU4AAO/A and LU4AAO/D from August 23 to 29 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first regularly scheduled AM radio transmissions on August 27, 1920. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8, as well as the V/UHF bands and FM Satellites. QSL direct to LU4AAO.

DENMARK, OZ. Special call sign OZ200EM is QRV until the end of 2020 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the discovery of electromagnetism by Hans Christian Orsted. QSL via OZ1ACB.

HONG KONG, VR. Special call sign VR2HK9O is QRV until May 31, 2021 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society. QSL via VR2HK.

CAMBODIA, XU. Tad, JA1DFK is QRV as either XU7AKU or XU7AKV from Phnom Penh during the next couple of years. Activity is on the HF bands using mainly CW and SSB with some digital activity. QSL direct to JA1DXA.

INDONESIA, YB. Special event station 8A62BALI will be QRV from August 21 to 23 to celebrate the founding of the Bali Province 62 years ago. Activity will be on 80, 40 and 2 meters. QSL via bureau.

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, The QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint Ladder, Hawaii QSO Party, Ohio QSO Party, RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint, CVA DX SSB Contest and 50 MHz Fall Sprint are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are scheduled for August 25.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for August 26.

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