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Latest DX Bulletin
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 38 ARLD038
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT September 17, 2020
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD038 ARLD038 DX news
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.
KUWAIT, 9K. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are QRV with special call sign 9K90KSA until September 25 to celebrate Saudi Arabia's 90th National Day. QSL via 9K2RA.
BALEARIC ISLANDS, EA6. Philippe, EA4NF is QRV as EA6/EA4NF from Formentera Island, IOTA EU-004, until February 21. Activity is on the LEO Satellites. QSL via LoTW.
SCOTLAND, GM. Paul, G4PVM will be QRV as GM4PVM from the Isle of Mull, IOTA EU-008, from September 22 to 26. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW.
SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Special event stations 7Z90AL, 7Z90SJ, 7Z90AQ, 7Z90WW, 7Z90OO, HZ90SK, HZ90SM, HZ90BW, HZ90TL, HZ90LG, HZ90BT, HZ90DG, and HZ90ND are QRV until September 25 to celebrate Saudi Arabia's 90th National Day. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via operators' instructions.
ITALY, I. Members of the Oriental Sicily Contest Team are QRV as ID9OSC from Panarea Island, IOTA EU-017, until September 20 to celebrate the team's 10th anniversary. QSL via IT9ZZO. JAN MAYEN, JX. Erik, LA2US will be QRV as JX2US from Olonkinbyen from October 2020 to March 2021. Activity will be in his spare time on 160, 80, 40, 30, and 20 meters using CW and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL via LoTW.
BELGIUM, ON. Members of the Pajottenlandse Radio Amateur Club will be QRV with special call sign OT5ABI from September 19 to October 18 to raise awareness of the work being done by the NAH Liga for Acquired Brain Injury. QSL direct to ON6LC. FAROE ISLANDS, OY. Operators Torsten, DL4APJ and Udo, DL2AQI are QRV as OY/DL4APJ and OY/DL2AQI, respectively, until September 23. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home calls. BONAIRE, PJ4. Rich, M5RIC plans to be QRV as PJ4/M5RIC from September 22 to 29. This includes being active as PJ4CC in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX RTTY contest. QSL via M0OXO.
SWEDEN, SM. Ric, DL2VFR and Klaus, DL7UXG are QRV as SD7V/3 and SD3G, respectively, from Alnon Island, IOTA EU-087, until September 21. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. This includes an entry in the Scandinavian Activity CW contest. QSL via bureau.
DODECANESE, SV5. Claudio, HB9OAU is QRV as SV5/HB9OAU from Karpathos Island, IOTA EU-001, until September 25. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. QSL to home call. INDONESIA, YB. Members of the Indonesian Amateur Radio Organization of the Local City of Bandung are QRV with special call sign 8A100GB from Bandung, Java Island, IOTA OC-021, until September 30 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gedung Sate. Activity is on all bands and modes, and possibly various Satellites and EME. QSL via 8A100GB.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, North American RTTY Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, AGB 80-Meter NEMIGA Contest, Collegiate QSO Party, Scandinavian Activity CW Contest, SARL VHF/UHF Digital Contest, All Africa International DX Contest, Iowa QSO Party, QRP Afield, New Hampshire QSO Party, New Jersey QSO Party, Washington State Salmon Run, Wisconsin Parks on the Air, RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint, Feld Hell Sprint, BARTG Sprint 75 and the Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The K1USN Slow Speed Test and 144 MHz Fall Sprint are scheduled for September 21.
The RTTYOPS Weeksprint and Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest are scheduled for September 22.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, SKCC Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for September 23.
Please see September 2020 QST, page 71, and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM Contest websites for details. 038
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