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Latest DX Bulletin
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 13 ARLD013
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 26, 2020
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD013 ARLD013 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.
TURKEY, TC10. Members of the Turkish Radio Amateur Club are QRV from special event station TC105GL until March 30. Activity is to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign of World War I. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via the info on QRZ.com.
CAPE VERDE, D4. Max, IZ4DPV is active as D4F from Sao Vicente Island (AF-086) until March 31. Activity has been on the lower bands using SSB. Look for him also in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via home call.
ALASKA, KL7. Members of the Russian Robinson Club are planning an activation of Kiska Island (NA-070) from June 17 to 19 as KL7RRC/p. They will be taking two rigs for CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via N7RO.
EGYPT, SU. Tom, DL2RMC is QRV as SU9TH on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using FT8, FT4, CW and SSB. He will be in the country until the end of April. QSL via DL2RMC, ClubLog or LoTW.
VANUATU, YJ. Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS will be active as YJ0CA from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), until April 1. Activity is 40, 20 and 15 meters and possibly 10 meters, using SSB only. He also plans to be in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as a Single-Op entry. QSL direct via home call.
BRAZIL, ZZ4. Members of the Serra Lopo DX Team will be active as ZZ4A during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via PY2RMZ.
OMAN, A4. A42K will be QRV in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW.
CUBA, CO. Members of the SMP DX Club will be QRV as T42DX until March 30 on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and FT4, including and entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via CO2AME.
SCOTLAND, GS0. Members of the Scarlett Point Club are active as GS0SP. Their length of stay is unknown. QSL via LoTW only.
ETHIOPIA, ET. Ken, K4ZW will be QRV as ET3AA starting March 27 for one week, pending successful flight arrangements.
MARTINIQUE, FM. Laurent, FM5BH will be active in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest on all bands. QSL via W3HNK or LoTW. Also, Miguel, EA1BP will be active as TO7BP during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. Outside of contest he will be signing FM/EA1BP on various HF bands. QSL to home call via the Bureau.
EASTER ISLAND, XR0. A Polish team will be active as XR0YSP from September 15 to 30. Operators include Jan, SP3CYY, Jurek, SP3GEM, Wlodek, SP6EQZ, Janusz, SP6IXF, Roman, SP9FOW and Piotr, SP9RCL. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via SP6IXF, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW or via the Bureau.
THE NETHERLANDS, PA75. Operators Harm, PA0HPG, Michel, PA0VCC, Ad, PA2PCH, Nico, PA3ADU, Gerrie, PA7TT, Harm, PD0GIB, Bert, PD2B and Gerard, PD2VW will activate special event station PA75ASN from April 1 to May 7 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Assen City. Operations will be on 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via PA0VCC, direct or by the Bureau.
LUXEMBOURG, LX. The LX7I team celebrates its 20th anniversary with the call sign LX20I during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via LX2A.
CZECH REPUBLIC, OK. The Czechoslovak DX Club celebrates its 30th anniversary on the air as OL30DXC until the end of the year. QSL via OK2PXJ.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ WW WPX SSB Contest, FOC QSO Party and QCX Challenge are on tap for this weekend. The QRP Fox Hunt, Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT Test and UKEICC 80 Meter Contest are all on April 1. Please see March QST, page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details. 013
Some countries around the world are allowing radio amateurs to use special “STAYHOME” call sign suffixes. For example, listen for 8A1STAYHOME from Indonesia, and A60STAYHOME/# call signs from the United Arab Emirates.
In Canada, Michael Shamash, VE2MXU, is using VC2STAYHOM “to raise awareness for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Canada limits call sign suffixes to seven character...
Spain’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society URE has obtained temporary permission from the country’s telecommunications regulator for unlicensed people to use amateur stations during the coronavirus lockdown.
“The main objective of the request is to disseminate and promote amateur radio among schoolchildren who must be confined at home,” the announcement from the Ministry of ...
We know many examiners have canceled amateur radio license exam sessions to meet the requirements and recommendations of national and local government and of health officials. The health and safety of examinees and our Volunteer Examiners (VEs) is first and foremost in any decision-making process. The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) does not offer video-supervised online amateur radio...
The winning article for the April 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is “HD8M DXpedition to the Galapagos Islands” by Jim Millner, WB2REM.
The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the May issue today.
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