DX News from the ARRL October 8 , 2021….

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by KC5CW, 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.

RODRIGUEZ ISLAND, 3B9. Robert, 3B9FR has been QRV using mainly CW with some occasional SSB and FT8. QSL via M0OXO.

KINGDOM OF ESWATINI, 3DA0. A group of operators will be QRV as 3DA0WW from October 12 to 26. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, and various digital modes. QSL via operators’ instructions.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Tommy, DL8KX is QRV as 8Q7KX from North Male Atoll, IOTA AS-013, until October 11. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

CROATIA, 9A. Tom, 9A2AA is QRV with special event call sign 9A302AA until July 2022 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Croatia’s independence. QSL to home call.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Elvira, IV3FSG is QRV as C92R. Activity is in her spare time on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to IK2DUW.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Chris, DL4FO will be QRV as EA8/DL4FO/p from La Gomera, IOTA AF-004, from October 10 to 21. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using mostly CW with some SSB. This may include
some SOTA and WWFF activations on the island as well. QSL to home call.

FRENCH GUIANA, FY. Curtis, KC5CW is QRV as FY/KC5CW until November 3. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using slow CW, SSB, PSK, and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL via LoTW.

SCOTLAND, GM. Members of the West of Scotland ARS are QRV with special call sign GB4GDS until November 2 to draw attention to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Scotland. QSL via GM4DAE.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special call sign HL30UN is QRV until October 31 to celebrate the 30th anniversary since the Republic of Korea was admitted to membership in the United Nations. QSL via EA5GL.

GUINEA-BISSAU, J5. Members of the Italian DXpedition Team will be QRV as J5T and J5HKT from Bubaque Island, IOTA AF-020, from October 9 to 22 using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8, respectively. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters. QSL via I2YSB.

SVALBARD, JW. Stations JW7XK, JW9DL and JW6VM are QRV from Longyearbyen, IOTA EU-026, until October 11. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being active as JW5X in the Scandinavian Activity SSB contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.

ANTARCTICA. A group of operators are QRV as KC4USV from McMurdo Station on Ross Island, IOTA AN-011, until October 31. Activity is on 40 and 20 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via K7MT.

AUSTRIA, OE. Members of the Amateur Radio Contest DX Club will be QRV as 4U1A from October 10 to 31 to celebrate United Nations Day. QSL via bureau.

SURINAME, PZ. Sascha, PF9Z will be QRV as PZ5ZS from October 12 to 20. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE. Alex, VE1RUS and Pierre, VE3TKB will be QRV as VY0ERC from the Eureka Amateur Radio Club on Ellesmere Island, IOTA NA-008, from October 12 to November 22. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being entries in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB and ARRL Sweepstakes contests. QSL via M0OXO.


The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, Makrothen RTTY Contest, QRP ARCI Fall CW QSO Party, Nevada QSO Party, Oceania DX CW Contest, Microwave Fall Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Scandinavian Activity SSB Contest, Arizona QSO Party, Pennsylvania QSO Party, Cosack’s Honor VHF/UHF Contest, South Dakota QSO Party, PODXS 070 Club 160-Meter Great Pumpkin Sprint, 10-10 International 10-10 Day Sprint and UBA ON CW Contest are all on tap
for this upcoming weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint and K1USN Slow Speed Test are scheduled for October 11.

The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are on tap for October 12.

The NAQCC CW Sprint, RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series, CWops Mini-CWT Test, and Phone Fray are scheduled for October 13.

Please see October QST, page 75, and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM contest web sites for details