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DX Bulletin 9 ARLD009
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 27, 2020
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA4NC, KK9A, W3UR, 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.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Ivan, UR9IDX is QRV as 8Q7VR from Naifaru Island,
IOTA AS-013. Activity has been mainly on 80 and 40 meters using CW
with some SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL via EA5EL.

RWANDA, 9X. Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as 9X2AW from March 4 to 22.
Activity will be on the HF bands, possibly including 160 meters and
Satellite QO-100 upon requests, using mainly FT8 with some CW and
SSB. QSL via M0OXO.

TAIWAN, BV. Special event station BV120SU is QRV until August 4 to
celebrate the 120th anniversary of Soochow University. Activity is
on the HF bands. QSL via BU2EQ.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Will, AA4NC and Ron, AA4VK will be QRV as
H44NC and H44VK, respectively, from March 1 to 3. Activity will be
holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL H44NC via
EA5GL and H44VK direct to home call.

PANAMA, HP. Operators Alvaro, HP1DAV, Jay, HP3AK, Roger, G4BVY,
Peter, G4CLA and Martin, GD4XUM will be QRV as H33K from
Volcan/Province Chiriqui from March 2 to 13. Activity will be on
160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. This includes being an
entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL direct
to HP1DAV.

ITALY, I. Special event stations IO3RT and IO3AF are QRV until the
end of May to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Arturo Ferrarin’s
first flight from Rome to Tokyo. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL both calls to IQ3BM.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Operators Take, JA1UII and Kami, JH1HHC are QRV as
JD1BON and JD1BPH, respectively, from Komagari, Chichijima Island,
IOTA AS-031, until March 5. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home calls.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. Will, AA4NC and Ron, AA4VK are QRV as P29NC
and P29VK, respectively, until March 1. Activity is holiday style
on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL P29NC via EA5GL and
P29VK direct to home call.

ARUBA, P4. John, KK9A will be QRV as P40A from March 1 to 8.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. This
includes being an entry in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB
contest. QSL via WD9DZV.

SOMALIA, T5. Ali, EP3CQ is QRV as 6O1OO from Mogadishu until March
25. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters, with an emphasis on 60 meters,
using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Ken, KH6QJ will be QRV as T32AZ from Christmas
Island, IOTA OC-024, from March 4 to 11. Activity is on the HF
bands, mainly on 80 meters, using SSB. This includes being active
in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL to home
call.

BELIZE, V3. Iain, G4SGX plans to be QRV as V31GX from Ambergris
Caye, IOTA NA-073, during March. This includes being an entry in
the upcoming RSGB Commonwealth contest. QSL via M0OXO.

BRUNEI, V8. Special event station V84HSK is QRV until March 2 to
commemorate the 36th anniversary of the country’s independence.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
QSL direct to V85TL.

SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS, VP8. Members of the Perseverance DX Group are
QRV as VP8PJ from Signy Island, IOTA AN-008, until March 5.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 in
DXpedition mode. QSL via M0URX.

VANUATU, YJ. Will, AA4NC and Ron, AA4VK will be QRV as YJ0NC and
YJ0VK, respectively, from New Hebrides, IOTA OC-035, from March 3 to
6. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB and
FT8. QSL YJ0NC via EA5GL and YJ0VK direct to home call.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Sigfrido, Z81S, a member of the United Nations
Mission in South Sudan has been active on 20 meters using SSB around
1630 to 1730z. QSL direct to IT9YVO.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Joel, NF3R will be QRV as ZF2RJ from March 3 to
10. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being an entry
in the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American RTTY QSO Party, North
American Collegiate RTTY Championship, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP
80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, Feld Hell Sprint, EurAsia HF
Championship, FT4 DX Contest, UBA DX CW Contest, South Carolina QSO
Party, SARL Hamnet 40-Meter Simulated Emergency Contest and North
Carolina QSO Party are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship is scheduled for March 2.

The AGCW YL-CW Party and ARS Spartan CW Sprint are scheduled for
March 3.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, 40-meter QRP
CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are scheduled for March 4.

Please see February QST, page 81, March QST, page 79, and the ARRL
and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 8 ARLD008
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 20, 2020
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA4NC, W3UR, 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.

TANZANIA, 5H. Charles, NK8O and Fred, N8AX will be QRV as 5H3DX and
5H3AX, respectively, from February 24 to March 21. Activity will be
holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW, PSK31 and FT8. QSL
direct to NK8O.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Hiro, JG1SXP is QRV as 8Q7HK until February 24.
Activity is on 80 to 15 meters, and possibly 160 meters, using CW,
FT8 and some SSB. QSL direct to home call.

SENEGAL, 6W. Daniel is QRV as 6W1/EA4ATI from Dakar until February
26. Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL via
EA4R.

BAHAMAS, C6. Michael, DF8AN plans to be QRV as C6AAN from February
23 to March 1. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using
CW and FT8. QSL to home call.

ST. BARTHELEMY, FJ. Operators N2IEN, WW2DX, WW1X and W2RE are QRV
as FJ/home calls until February 22. Activity is holiday style on
160 to 6 meters, including the V/UHF bands, using CW, SSB, RTTY, EME
and on various satellites. QSL to home calls.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Take, JA1UII and Kami, JH1HHC will be QRV as JD1BON
and JD1BPH, respectively, from Chichijima Island, IOTA AS-031, from
February 25 to March 5. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home calls.

ALASKA, KL7. Henry, NL0H is QRV as NL0H/p from St. Lawrence Island,
IOTA NA-040. Activity is on 80, 40, 30 and 20 meters using mainly
FT8 and possibly SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL direct to
home call.

PUERTO RICO, KP4. Two groups of operators are QRV as KP3RE from
Culebra Island, IOTA NA-249, and as NP3VI from Vieques Island, IOTA
NA-249, until February 23. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB and FT8. QSL both calls via EA5GL.

AUSTRIA, OE. Special event station 4UNR is QRV from the United
Nations Vienna International Center until the end of February in
celebration of World Radio Day. Activity is on 80, 40, 20 and 15
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via UA3DX.

COSTA RICA, TI. Mike, W1USN and Bob, AA1M are QRV as TI5/home calls
until March 4. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
FT8. QSL to home calls.

COTE D’IVOIRE, TU. Petr, OK1BOA, Petr, OK1FCJ and David, OK6DJ will
be QRV as TU5PCT from Abidjan from February 24 to 29. Activity will
be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via OK6DJ.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. John, W5JON is QRV as V47JA from Calypso
Bay, St. Kitts, IOTA NA-104, until March 5. Activity is on 160 to 6
meters, including 60 meters, using SSB and FT8. QSL direct to home
call.

BRUNEI, V8, Special event station V84SHK will be QRV from February
23 to March 2 in celebration of the 36th Brunei Darussalam Nation
Day. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various
digital modes. QSL via operators’ instructions.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Will, AA4NC and Ron, AA4VK will be QRV as VK/AA4NC
and VK/AA4VK, respectively, from February 24 to 27. Activity will
be holiday style on all HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL
both calls via EA5GL.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Will, AA4NC and Ron, AA4VK are QRV as VK9NR
and VK9NN, respectively, until February 24. Activity is holiday
style on all HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL both calls
via EA5GL.

SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS, VP8. Members of the Perseverance DX Group are
QRV as VP8PJ from Signy Island, IOTA AN-008, until March 5.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 in
DXpedition mode. QSL via M0URX.

INDONESIA, YB. Operators YB8RW, YE8XBN, YE8XW and YF8XAT are QRV as
7I8X from Widi Island, IOTA OC-145, until February 23, and then Mayu
Island, also IOTA OC-145, until February 29. Activity is on the HF
bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT-modes, FT8 and FT4 with three stations
active. QSL via YB8RW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, REF SSB Contest,
UK/EI DX CW Contest, SARL Digital Contest and the High Speed Club CW
Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The QCX CW Challenge is scheduled for February 24.

The QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, Phone
Fray, CWops Mini-CWT Test and SKCC CW Sprint are all scheduled for
February 26.

Please see February QST, page 81 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 7 ARLD007
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 13, 2020
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA4NC, HK6O, N3BNA, W1UE, W2GD, 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.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Juan, HK4A is QRV as 8Q7AR until February 17.
Activity is on FM Satellites AO-91, AO-92, IO-86, and with APRS via
the ISS from Grid Square MJ64. QSL via LoTW.

NEPAL, 9N. Yuris, YL2GM and Eugene, EA5EL are QRV as 9N7AM until
February 16. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8 in DXpedition mode with two stations active. QSL direct to
YL2GN.

CUBA, CO. Members of the Punta Maya DX Group are QRV as T45FM until
February 16 from the Punta Maya Lighthouse, ARLHS CUB-032. Activity
is on 160 to 10 meters using mainly SSB and FT8. QSL via RW6HS.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Pres, N6SS will be QRV as DU6/N6SS in the ARRL
International DX CW contest as a Single Op/Single Band on 80 meters
entry. QSL via LoTW.

PALESTINE, E4. Members of the Radio Club de Provins are QRV as
E44CC until February 17. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY, PSK, FT8 and FT4. QSL via F5GSJ.

MARTINIQUE, FM. Yuri, VE3DZ will be QRV as TO4A in the ARRL
International DX CW contest as an All Band entry. QSL to home call.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO. Will, AA4NC and Ron, AA4VK are QRV as TX4N
and TX4VK, respectively, from Tahiti until February 17. Activity is
on all HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. This includes being
active as TX4N in the ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL TX4N
via EA5GL and TX4VK direct to home call.

HONDURAS, HR. Dennis, W1UE will be QRV as HQ9X from Roatan Island,
IOTA NA-057, in the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single
Op/All Band entry. QSL via KQ1F.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. Brian, ND3F is QRV as KP2/ND3F from St.
Croix, IOTA NA-106, until February 18. This includes being an entry
in the ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL via EA5GL.

GREENLAND, OX. Bo, OZ1DJJ is QRV as OX3LX from Aasiaat Island, IOTA
NA-134, for the new few weeks. He may also be active from Disko
Island, IOTA NA-134. QSL via LoTW.

ARUBA, P4. John, W2GD is QRV as P44W until February 17. Activity
is on 160 to 10 meters. This includes being an entry in the ARRL
International DX CW contest. QSL direct to N2MM.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA75OV is QRV from Gennep
until February 16 to commemorate Operation Veritable that took place
in February and March 1945. QSL via bureau.

CURACAO, PJ2. Thilo, DL9NBJ is QRV as PJ2/DL9NBJ until February 19.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via Club
Log.

CONGO, TN. Konstantin, UA9FGR is QRV as TN/UA9FGR from Brazzaville
until February 29. Activity is on 40 to 17 meters, and possibly 6
meters, using CW, SSB and FT8, all with low power. QSL to home
call.

MALI, TZ. Ulmar, DK1CE is QRV as TZ1CE from Bamako until February
20. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and some FT8. QSL to
home call.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Laurence, K3VX and William, W3WH are QRV
as V4/home calls from St. Kitts Island, IOTA NA-102. They will be
active as V4/K3VX in the ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL to
home calls.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Bill, AC0W and Pat, K0PC are QRV as
VP5/AC0W and VP5/K0PC, respectively, from Providenciales, IOTA
NA-002, until February 17. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using
mostly CW. They will be active as VP5K in the ARRL International DX
CW contest. QSL VP5K via K0PC and others to home calls.

NEW ZEALAND, ZL. Mark, ZL3AB, Geoff, ZL3GA and Phil, ZL3PAH will be
QRV as ZL3X in the ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL via LoTW.

PARAGUAY, ZP. Dale, N3BNA, Bud, N7CW and Edgar, KC2RG will be QRV
as ZP0R in the ARRL International DX CW contest. Look for ZP/KC2RG
and ZP/N3BNA to be active using CW and various digital modes,
respectively. QSL via operators’ instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL International DX CW Contest,
American Lighthouse Activity Weekend, PODXS 070 Club Valentine
Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint,
Russian PSK World Wide Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and the AWA
Amplitude Modulation QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for February 17.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, AGCW Semi-Automatic Key Evening, QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are scheduled for February 19.

Please see February QST, page 81 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 6 ARLD006
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 6, 2020
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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA4NC, W0YBS, W3UR, WB0TEV, 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.

AZERBAIJAN, 4K. Furkan, TA7AOF is QRV as 4K6/TA7AOF until February
12. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. This
includes an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX RTTY contest. QSL direct
to home call.

TANZANIA, 5H. Members of the Low Bands Contest Club are QRV as
5H4WZ from Pemba Island, IOTA AF-063, until February 18. Activity
is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. This includes
being an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX RTTY contest and the
upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL via OM3PA.

KENYA. 5Z. Scott, WA5A is QRV as 5Z4/WA5A from Ruaka until late
March. Activity is holiday style on 40, 20 and 15 meters, and
possibly 160 and 80 meters, using mainly SSB. QSL to home call.

JAMAICA, 6Y. Rob, N1TRK will be QRV as N1TRK/6Y from Negril, IOTA
NA-097, from February 8 to 20. Activity will be on 40, 20, 17 and
10 meters using primarily FT8 with some SSB. QSL via LoTW.

NAURU, C2. Operators JP3EXR, JH3QFL, JR3GWZ, JA1PFP, JH3VAA are QRV
as C21MB, C21AA, C21GW, C21PF and C21VA, respectively, until
February 10. Activity is on the HF bands, and 6 meters and 2 meters
EME as well, using primarily FT8 with some CW. QSL via operators’
instructions.

PALESTINE, E4. Members of Radio Club F6KOP are QRV as E44CC until
February 17. QSL via F5GSJ.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Donald, VE7DS is QRV as E51DDG from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, until February 14. Activity is on
40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using CW. QSL via LoTW.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO. Will, AA4NC and Ron, AA4VK will be QRV as
TX4N and TX4VK, respectively, from Tahiti from February 11 to 17.
Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. This
includes being active as TX4N in the upcoming ARRL International DX
CW contest. QSL TX4N via EA5GL and TX4VK direct to home call.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Bernhard, DL2GAC is QRV as H44MS from Malaita
Island, IOTA OC-047, until April 20. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters
using SSB and possibly FT8. QSL direct to home call.

THAILAND, HS. Lory, HB9DUS is QRV as HS0ZKE from Bangkok until the
end of February. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and FT8. QSL
to home call.

HONDURAS, HR. Dave, VE3VSM will be QRV as VE3VSM/HR9 from Roatan
Island, IOTA NA-057, from February 11 to 23. Activity will be on
40, 20 and 15 meters using mainly CW, and possibly some SSB and
RTTY. This includes being an entry in the upcoming ARRL
International DX CW contest. QSL to home call.

ST. VINCENT, J8. David, WJ2O will be QRV as J8/WJ2O from February 9
to 20. Activity will be on the HF bands, with a focus on the newer
bands, using CW and FT8. This includes being an entry in the
upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL via N2ZN.

BONAIRE, PJ4. Michael, HB9WDF is QRV as PJ4/HB9WDF from Kralendijk
until February 9. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters, and
possibly on various satellites, using mainly FT8, SSB and FM. QSL
to home call.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Andre, PP6ZZ is QRV as PY0FF until
February 18. Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using
all modes, including FT8 and FT4. This includes being an entry in
the upcoming ARRL International DX CW contest. QSL via W9VA.

ANTARCTICA. Club station RI1ANC on Vostok Base will be QRV
beginning February 10. Activity will be on the HF bands using FT8
with some CW and SSB. QSL via RN1ON.

BELIZE, V3. Bob, W0YBS is QRV as V31CO from Caye Caulker, IOTA
NA-073, until his return on February 26. Activity is on the HF
bands using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call. In addition,
Victor, WB0TEV is QRV as V31VP from Maya Hill Lodge until February
11. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. This
includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX RTTY contest. QSL
to home call.

UK SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS, ZC4. Robert, G4WXJ is QRV as
ZC4RH until February 13. Activity is on the HF bands, including
Satellite QO-100, using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ World Wide RTTY WPX Contest, QRP
80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, SARL Field Day Contest,
Asia-Pacific Spring CW Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, KCJ
Topband CW Contest, Dutch PACC Contest, YLRL YL-OM Contest, OMISS
SSB QSO Party, FISTS Winter Unlimited CW Sprint, RSGB 1.8 MHz CW
Contest, Balkan HF Contest and the Classic Phone Exchange will
certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The CQC Winter CW QSO Party and 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday
Sprint are scheduled for February 10.

The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from February 10 to 14.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship, Phone
Fray, NAQCC CW Sprint and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are all scheduled
for February 12.

Please see February QST, page 81 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 5 ARLD005
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 30, 2020
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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
F8DVD, IN3RRX, W3UR, 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.

TANZANIA, 5H. A large group of operators will be QRV as 5I5TT from
Zanzibar Island, IOTA AF-032, from February 4 to 18. Activity will
be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY with four stations active.
QSL via I2YSB.

GHANA, 9G. Matteo, IZ4YGS will be QRV as 9G5GS from Sanzule from
February 1 to 26. Activity will be on 160 to 20 meters using FT8
and SSB. He also plans some activity on Satellite QO-100. QSL
direct to home call.

KUWAIT, 9K. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are QRV as
9K59NLD during February to mark Kuwait’s National and Liberation
Day. QSL via 9K2RA.

NAURU, C2. Look for operators JP2EXR, JH3QFL, JR3GWZ, JA1PFP,
JH3VAA to be QRV as C21MB, C21AA, C21GW, C21PF and C21VA,
respectively, from February 4 to 10. Activity will be on the HF
bands, and 6 meters and 2 meters EME as well, using primarily FT8
with some CW. QSL via operators’ instructions.

JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND, CE0. Operators Nando, IT9YRE and Mike, K9AJ
will be QRV as CB0Z from February 3 to 5 to activate the new IOTA
reference Alejandro Selkirk Island, IOTA SA-101. Activity will be
on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters using CW, SSB and possibly FT8. QSL
via IT9YRE.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Don, VE7DS will be QRV as E51DDG from
Rarotonga, IOTA OC-013, from February 2 to 14. Activity will be on
40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

FRANCE, F. Francois, F8DVD will be QRV as TM17AAW from February 3
to 17 to celebrate the 17th Antarctic Activity Week. QSL to home
call.

ITALY, I. Special event station II3BIA will be QRV from February 1
to 29 during the Biathlon World Championships 2020 being held in
Antholz. Activity will be on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters, as
well as 2 meters, and 70 and 23 centimeters, using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. This includes possible activity on Satellite
QO-100. QSL via IN3ZWF.

SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5. Chuck, KG9N will be QRV as PJ5/KG9N from
Sint Eustatius, IOTA NA-145, from February 4 to 21. Activity will
be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

BRAZIL, PY. Special event station ZW86LABRE will be QRV from
February 1 to March 31 to celebrate the 86th anniversary of the
Brazilian Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Radio Emissao. QSL via
PY2KP.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Andre, PP6ZZ plans to be QRV as PY0FF
from February 5 to 18 while here to rebuild the station. Activity
will be in his spare time on the HF bands using all modes, including
FT8 and FT4. This may include a possible entry in the upcoming ARRL
International DX CW contest. QSL via W9VA.

COCOS ISLAND, TI9. Jorge, TI2JV, Dmitry, RA9USU, Mats, RM2D and
Andrey, UA3AB will be QRV as TI9A from February 2 to 8. Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 with three
stations active. QSL via UA3DX.

UKRAINE, UR. Special event station EM30UCC is QRV until the end of
May to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Contest Club.
QSL via bureau.

BELIZE, V3. Bob, W0YBS will be QRV as V31CO from Caye Caulker, IOTA
NA-073, the first three weeks of May. Activity will be on the HF
Bands using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE. Alex, VE1RUS and Pierre, VE3TKB will be QRV from the
Eureka Amateur Radio Club Station VY0ERC on Ellesmere Island, IOTA
NA-008, from February 1 to March 28. Activity will be mostly on 40
and 20 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via M0OXO.

EL SALVADOR, YS. A large group of operators are QRV as HU1DL until
February 13. Activity is on the HF bands, including 60 meters,
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 with three stations active. QSL via
DL4SVA.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The 10-10 International Winter SSB
Contest, Mexico RTTY International Contest, AM Rally, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, Vermont QSO Party,
Black Sea Cup International, F9AA CW Cup, Minnesota QSO Party, FYBO
Winter QRP Sprint, AGCW Straight Key CW Party, British Columbia QSO
Party, FISTS Winter Slow Speed CW Sprint and the North American CW
Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 3.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for February 4.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, QRP 40-Meter
CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are scheduled for February 5.

Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, February QST, page 81, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 4 ARLD004
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 23, 2020
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
VE3FU, W2GD, 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.

GEORGIA, 4L. Mamuka, 4L2M will be QRV as a Single Op/High Power
entry in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via EA7FTR.

ISRAEL, 4X. A group of operators will be QRV as 4X2M in the CQ
World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via 4X4DZ.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Russell, G5XW will be QRV as C5XW beginning January
28 for 10 days. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 17 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

BAHAMAS, C6. Harmon, WB4OMG will be QRV as C6AEI from Grand Bahama
Island, IOTA NA-080, in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL
to home call.

CUBA, CO. Members of the DX Group of Cuba are QRV with special
event call sign T40DXXE until the end of January to celebrate the
15th anniversary of the Mexican DXXE Group. Activity is on the HF
bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL direct to CO8ZZ.

REUNION ISLAND, FR. Roland, F8EN will be QRV as FR/F8EN from
January 25 to March 19. Activity will be mostly on 30 and 20 meters
using CW. QSL via F6AJA.

ITALY, I. Operators S50X, S51V, S52P, S54W, S56DX, S56N, S57DX and
S59A are QRV as IG9/home calls from Lampedusa, IOTA AF-019, until
January 27. Activity is on the HF bands. They will be active as
IG9/S59A in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL to home
calls.

CZECH REPUBLIC, OK. A group of operators are QRV with special event
call sign OL725PLZ during 2020 to commemorate the founding of Plzen
725 years ago. QSL direct to OK1DRQ.

CURACAO, PJ2. Jeff, K8ND and Jim, W8WTS are QRV as PJ2ND and
PJ2/W8WTS, respectively, until February 3. They will be active as
PJ2T in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL to home calls
and PJ2T via W3HNK.

ARUBA, P4. Mat, DL4MM is QRV as P4/DL4MM using CW and SSB, and as
P40AA using various digital modes on the HF bands until January 29.
He will be a Single Op entry in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
contest. QSL to home call.

TURKEY, TA. A large group of operators will be QRV as TC0X from
Bozcaada Island, IOTA AS-099, in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
contest. QSL via HG5DX.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. A group of operators will be QRV as UA7K from
Kerch in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest as a Multi/Single
entry. QSL via LoTW.

CANADA, VE. Operators Chris, VE3FU, Dave, VE9CB and Frank, VO1HP
are QRV as VO2AC, VO2AAA and VO1HP/VO2, respectively, from the Point
Amour Lighthouse on Labrador until January 26. Activity is on 160,
80, 60 and 40 meters, using CW and FT8, including FM on various
Satellites from Grid Square GO11. They will be active as VO2AC in
the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL to home calls.

MEXICO, XE. Members of the DXXE group are QRV with special event
callsign 4A15DXXE during 2020 to celebrate the group’s 15th
anniversary. QSL via LoTW.

INDONESIA, YB. Members of the Grobex Team Contest Indonesia plan to
be QRV as 7A2A from Zone 28 in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
contest. QSL via LoTW.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Stan, K5GO will be QRV as ZF5T from Brac
Island, IOTA NA-016, during the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.
QSL via LoTW.

PARAGUAY, ZP. Manu, ZP9MCE will be QRV in the CQ World Wide 160
Meter CW contest. QSL via LoTW.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. Special event station ZS95SARL is QRV during all
of 2020 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the founding of the
South African Radio League. Activity is on the HF, V/UHF bands and
Satellites. QSL via bureau.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ World Wide 160-Meter CW Contest,
Winter Field Day, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC
CW Sprint, Malaysia DX SSB Contest, REF CW Contest, BARTG RTTY
Sprint and UBA DX SSB Contest will certainly keep contesters busy
this upcoming weekend.

The QCX CW Challenge is scheduled for January 27.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, Phone Fray and
QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 29.

Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 3 ARLD003
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 16, 2020
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
LU4AAO, 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.

SRI LANKA, 4S. Peter, DC0KK is QRV as 4S7KKG until March 30.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW and various digital modes. QSL
to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Safri Bin, 9M2SAF will be QRV from Pulau Lalang
Perak, IOTA AS-072, from January 21 to 27. Activity will be on 160
to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to
home call.

QATAR, A7. Rasto, OM6AA is QRV as A75GR until April 2020. Activity
of late has been on 80 meters. QSL via M0OXO.

PAKISTAN, AP. Hasant, AP2HA has been active using FT8 on 30 meters
between 1300 and 1400z. In addition, he has also been active on 80
meters using FT8 around 0200z. QSL direct to home call.

NAURU, C2. Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as C21NH until January 18. Activity
is on 40 and 20 meters using FT8. QSL to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Members of the DARC club of
Pulheim are QRV with special event call sign DL40PUL during 2020 to
celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary. QSL via bureau.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Jean-Pierre, F6ITD is QRV as FG/F6ITD from Desirade
Island, IOTA NA-102, until March 9. Activity is on the HF bands
using SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call.

HONDURAS, HR. Dirk, WA4DT will be QRV as WA4DT/HR9 from Roatan
Island, IOTA NA-057, from January 18 to February 2. Activity will
be on 40 and 30 meters using CW and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

ITALY, I. Operators S50X, S51V, S52P, S54W, S56DX, S56N, S57DX and
S59A will be QRV as IG9/home calls from Lampedusa, IOTA AF-019, from
January 21 to 27. Activity will be on the HF bands. They will be
active as IG9/S59A in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
contest. QSL to home calls.

ARGENTINA, LU. AMSAT Argentina station LU7AA will be QRV from
January 18 to 26 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Satellite
LO-19, or LUSAT. Activity will be on the HF bands using QRS CW, SSB
and FT8. QSL direct to LU7AA.

WESTERN SAHARA, S0. Station S01WS has been active on 17 meters
using CW around 1600z. QSL direct.

SOMALIA, T5. Ali, EP3CQ is QRV as 6O1OO from Mogadishu until
February 5. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.
QSL via operator’s instructions.

PALAU, T8. Operators JI3DNN, JH3LSS, JA3HJI, JA3IVU, JA3ARJ and
JA3AVO are QRV as T88CZ, T88DK, T88DN, T88ED, T88EF and T88MD,
respectively, from Koror, IOTA OC-009, until January 23. QSL to
home calls.

COSTA RICA, TI. Rich, W4GKR is QRV as TI5/W4GKR until February 4.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using mainly various digital modes
and QRS CW. QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE. Operators VE3FU, VE9CB and VO1HP will be QRV as VO2AC,
VO2AAA and VO1HP/VO2, respectively, from the Lighthouse Point
Amour/Labrador from January 20 to 26. They plan to be active as
VO2AC in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL to
home calls.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Janusz, SP9FIH is QRV as VK9NK until April
12. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL
to home call.

CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7. Chris, ZL7DX is currently QRV on 20 and 6
meters using mostly digital modes. He plans to be active on other
bands soon. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL January VHF Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, LZ Open CW
Contest, PRO Digi Contest, Hungarian DX Contest, RSGB AFS SSB
Contest, North American SSB QSO Party, North American Collegiate SSB
Championship, WAB 1.8 MHz Phone/CW Contest and Feld Hell Sprint are
all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for January 20.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray and
SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for January 22.

Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 2 ARLD002
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 9, 2020
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CO3JK, W4GKR, 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.

VIET NAM, 3W. Wolfgang, DL5MAE is QRV as 3W2MAE from Phan Thiet.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

CUBA, CO. Special event station CO0CW is QRV during January to
celebrate the 5th anniversary of Group CW of Cuba. Activity is on
40 and 20 meters. QSL via CO3JK.

ENGLAND, G. John, M0XIG is QRV with special call sign GB200FN until
February 3 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of
Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. QSL direct to
home call.

ECUADOR, HC. Jon, EA1VE is QRV as HC2JKT from Puna Island, IOTA
SA-034, until January 30. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using SSB.
QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA. Members of the JARL Okinawa Branch are QRV with special
event station 8N6SHURI during 2020 while supporting the
reconstruction of Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage building
that burned down on October 2019. QSL via bureau.

BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are
QRV with special call sign LZ1908IK during January to honor the
memory of Bulgarian saints. QSL via bureau.

BRAZIL, PY. A group of operators will be QRV as ZW6C from Tinhare
Island, IOTA SA-080, from January 16 to 19. Activity will be on 40,
20 and 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to PY6TV.

PALAU, T8. Operators JI3DNN, JH3LSS, JA3HJI, JA3IVU, JA3ARJ and
JA3AVO are QRV as T88CZ, T88DK, T88DN, T88ED, T88EF and T88MB,
respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from January 15 to 23.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters. QSL to home calls.

COSTA RICA, TI. Rich, W4GKR will be QRV as TI5/W4GKR beginning
January 14 to February 4. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to
6 meters using mostly digital modes and possibly slow CW. QSL to
home call.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Janusz, SP9FIH will be QRV as VK9NK from
January 12 to April 12. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Duane, WV2B is QRV as VP2MDT until January 15.
Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL
direct to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. David, KM3T is QRV as VP5/KM3T from
Providenciales Island, IOTA NA-002, until January 14. Activity is
holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW and possibly FT8. This
includes being an entry in the North American CW QSO Party. QSL to
home call.

INDIA, VU. Members of the West Bengal Radio Club are QRV as 8T2G
from Sagar Island, IOTA AS-153, until January 17 during the annual
pilgrimage of people to the Ganges Delta. QSL via VU2NRO.

SERBIA, YU. Members of the Serbian CW Club are QRV with special
call YT50SCWC during 2020 to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary.
QSL via YU1MM.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand
Cayman, IOTA NA-016, from January 11 to 19. Activity will be on the
HF bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming North
American SSB QSO Party. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American CW QSO Party, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YB DX SSB
Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA
PSK63 Prefix Contest, NRAU-Baltic Contest, DARC 10-Meter Contest,
The IQRP Quarterly Marathon and the RSGB AFS Data Contest are all on
tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Classic CW Exchange runs from January 12 to 15.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for January
13.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 15.

Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 1 ARLD001
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 2, 2020
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
KM3T, 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.

FIJI, 3D2. Darren, VK4MAP is QRV as 3D2DJ from Viti Levu, IOTA
OC-016, until January 15. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB.
QSL to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Sergey, RX3AMY is QRV as 8Q7BS from Mahibadhoo and
Maafushi Islands, IOTA AS-013, until January 23. Activity is
holiday style on 40 and 20 meters using SSB and some CW. QSL to
home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Przemo, SP3PS is QRV as C5SP until January 17.
Activity is in his spare time on 40 to 6 meters using SSB, FT8 and
FT4. QSL direct to home call.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Egil, TF3EO is QRV as D44KF from Sal Island, IOTA
AF-086, until January 9. Activity is on the HF bands using mostly
CW and some SSB. QSL via LoTW.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event stations DF70DARC
and DP70DARC are QRV during all of 2020 to celebrate the 70th
anniversary of DARC. QSL via DK5DC.

PALESTINE, E4. Vasily, R7AL, Vasily, RA1ZZ, Leo, RW9JZ and Nick,
R5EC will be QRV as E44RU from a location near Jericho from January
6 to 12. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various
digital modes with four stations active. QSL to R7AL.

KYRGYZSTAN, EX. Andrea, HB9DUR is QRV as EX0DX from Bishkek until
January 11. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

SWITZERLAND, HB. Special event stations HB40HTC and HB40HC are QRV
during 2020 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Helvetia
Telegraphy Club. QSL via bureau.

COLOMBIA, HK. Members of the Liga Radioaficionados Manizales are
QRV with special event station 5K6RM until January 14 to celebrate
the Manizales Fair. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL to HK3RM.

ST. LUCIA, J6. John, AI6LY will be QRV as J6/AI6LY from January 4
to 11. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and various
digital modes. QSL to home call.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA75VERON is QRV during all
of 2020 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VERON. Activity is on
40 to 10 meters using FT8, and 2 meters and 70 centimeters using SSB
and FM. QSL via LoTW.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Andy, HB9JOE is QRV as S79JOE. Activity is on the
HF bands using CW, HF and FT8. QSL via LoTW.

PALAU, T8. Kazuyoshi, JH6WDG will be QRV as T88AQ from Koror
Island, IOTA OC-009, from January 7 to 13. Activity is on 160 to 6
meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Members of the Russian Robinson Club are QRV
as special event station R200ANT until March 31 to commemorate the
discovery of Antarctica 200 years ago. QSL via RZ3EC.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Fred, WB4M will be QRV as V4/WB4M from St.
Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from January 5 to 11. Activity will be on the
HF bands. QSL via LoTW.

TURKS AND CAICOS, VP5. Dave, KM3T will be QRV as VP5/KM3T from
January 7 to 14. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 10 meters
using mostly CW and possibly FT8. This includes being an entry in
the upcoming North American CW QSO Party. QSL via LoTW.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Sigfrido has been QRV as Z81S/p from Abyei. QSL
via operator’s instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, RAC Winter Contest, Gedebage CW
Contest, Original QRP CW Contest and RAEM CW Contest are all on tap
for this weekend.

The IQRP Quarterly Marathon runs from January 6 to 12.

The ARS Spartan Sprint is scheduled for January 7. The CWops
Mini-CWT Test, AWA Linc Cundall Memorial CW Contest, Phone Fray and
QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 8.

Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 51 ARLD051
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 26, 2019
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
UR5BCP, 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.

CYPRUS, 5B. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the
proclamation of the Republic of Cyprus, all members of the Cyprus
Amateur Radio Society will replace their current prefix with 5B60
from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

ALGERIA, 7X. A large group of operators will be QRV as 7X7T from
Bejaia from December 28 to January 20, 2020. Activity will be on
the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via 7X2RO.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Sergey, RX3AMY will be QRV as 8Q7BS from Mahibadhoo
and Maafushi Islands, IOTA AS-013, from January 3 to 23, 2020.
Activity will be holiday style mainly on 40 and 20 meters using SSB,
and possibly CW. QSL to home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Przemyslaw, SP3PS is QRV as C5SP until January 17,
2020. Activity is on the HF bands, with a preference of 20 meters,
using SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL to home call.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0. Oleh, UR5BCP will be QRV as CE0Y/UR5BCP from
December 28 to 31. Activity will be on 60 to 6 meters using CW,
SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL via KD7WPJ.

CUBA, CO. Members of the Radio Club of Caibarien will be QRV as
T46W from December 29 to 31 to commemorates the centennial of the
first transmission of Cuba’s radio pioneer Manuel Antonio Alvarez.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via
LoTW.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DL30GER will
be QRV from December 31, 2019 to December 31, 2020 to celebrate the
30th anniversary of the German reunification process. QSL via
bureau.

SWITZERLAND, HB. Special event station HE2JOJ will be QRV from
January 1 to 31, 2020, to mark the 3rd edition of the Winter Youth
Olympic Games. QSL via HB9HI.

ANTARCTICA. Chris, W2RTO is QRV as KC4/W2RTO and KC4USV from the
McMurdo Station, IOTA AN-011, until February 21, 2020. Activity is
on the HF bands using SSB, FT8 and some PSK31. QSL via K7MT.

BRAZIL, PY. Members of the UBRO DX Team are QRV as ZZ1R from Rats
Island, IOTA SA-029, until December 29. Activity is on 80 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL via PY2AE.

ICELAND, TF. Col, MM0NDX and Jonathan, MM0OKG will be QRV as
TF/OJ0Y and TF/MM0OKG, respectively, from December 31 to January 2,
2020. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 and 60
meters, using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL TF/OJ0Y via EB7DX and TF/MM0OKG
via LoTW.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Diya, YI1DZ is QRV as Z81D from Juba for at least
six months. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, FT8 and
possibly FT4. This includes possibly being active on 60 meters as
well. QSL via OM3JW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, RAC Winter Contest, Gedebage CW
Contest, Original QRP CW Contest and RAEM CW Contest are all on tap
for this weekend.

The QCX CW Challenge is scheduled for December 30. The Bogor Old
and New SSB Contest is scheduled for December 31.

ARRL Straight Key Night is scheduled for January 1, 2020.

The QRP ARCI New Years CW Sprint, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops
Mini-CWT Test, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest, SARTG New Year RTTY Contest,
AGCW Happy New Year CW Contest, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt
and AGB New Year Snowball Contest are all scheduled for January 1,
2020.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada’s parks and historic sites.

During December look for a number of stations active with the YOTA
suffix for Youngsters On The Air. QSL via LoTW or direct to M0SDV.

Please see December QST, page 63, January 2020 QST, page 81, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
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