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DX Bulletin 28 ARLD028
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT July 9, 2020
To all radio amateurs


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.

THAILAND, HS. Champ, E21EIC will operate E2A in the IARU HF World Championship in a SOAB Mixed effort. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW.

CROATIA, 9A. Members of the Radio Klub Novi Bokanjac are operating as 9A164T from Zadar to mark the birthday of Nikola Tesla. QSL via bureau or eQSL.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Members of the Ham Society of the Philippines are operating as DZ30SH from Malolos City until August 29, supporting STAYHOME activities. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, E7. Vedo, E72U informs us that E7HQ will be the Headquarters Station of ARABH in the IARU contest. QSL via E70ARA or LoTW.

BONAIRE, PJ4. John, K4BAI will participate in the IARU HF World Championship as PJ4A. Before and after the contest he will sign PJ4/K4BAI. QSL via K4BAI.

RUSSIA, RA. Victor, RV3YR and Viktor, RN3YN will commemorate the first Soviet-American space flight in the Apollo-Soyuz program with the call sign UE45SA. They will be QRV from July 11 to 19. QSL via RV3YR (d/B) or ClubLog OQRS.

POLAND, SP. Special event station SN87LOT commemorates the transatlantic flight of the Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas 87 years ago. QSL via SP1PMY, direct or via the bureau.

CANADA, VE. VC3STYWELL, the third COVID-19 special event station run by The Seven Thirty Social Distancing Net, will be active until July 19. QSL via VE3ES.

INDONESIA, YB. Special event station 8A343CJR celebrates the 343rd anniversary of the Cianjur District on Java. They will be QRV until July 12 on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and FM. QSL via direct from info at

GREENLAND, OX. Bo, OZ1DJJ will be QRV from Aasiaat Island as OX3LX until July 30. Look for him on 40 to 4 meters. He will also try to activate other islands of this IOTA group. QSL via OZ0J.

OGASAWARA, JD. Tony, JD1/JH1FFW will be QRV from July 15 to 19 on 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or the bureau system.

FAROE ISLANDS, OY. Torsten, OY/DL4APJ and Udo, OY/DL2AQI will be QRV September 15 to 23, holiday style on 80 to 10 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL to their home QTHs direct, or via the DARC bureau, eQSL or LoTW.

KOSOVO, Z6. German team Z66DX will be QRV from October 15 to 28, on 160 to 10 meters, including the newer bands. Look for them using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Operators are DJ9KH, DL2AMD, DL2AWG, DL3APO, DL9GFB and DM2AUJ. QSL through Club Log OQRS for direct or bureau. The LoTW upload will come later.

RUSSIA, R1. The Russian Robinson Club announces that Milhail, R1MJ, Yulia, R1CBL and Vitalia, RA1AGJ will be QRV from Gogland Island (EU-133) from July 23 to 28. They plan to operate in the RSGB IOTA Contest with their individual calls. Activity will be on 160 to 15 meters. QSL via home calls.

BULGARIA, LZ. During this year's IARU HF World Championship the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs 80 meter HQ station will be transmitting as LZ0AA from The Vakarel Transmitter broadcasting facility which has been off the air since January 1, 2015. The transmit antenna, which was erected in 1937, is 215 meters high. After the contest the antenna will be taken down.

CORSICA, TK. Max, DL8UW is active as TK4VQO. He is QRV on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. You can also find him every day on the Medical Assistance Radio (MAR) net on 14332 kHz at 0730z. QSL via home call.

BURKINA FASO, XT2. Max, DK1MAX will be active as XT2MAX sometime during November to December. Activity is usually holiday style on all bands using mostly CW and FT8. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The IARU HF World Championship, FISTS Summer Unlimited Sprint, SKCC Weekend Sprintathon and the QRP ARCI Summer Homebrew Sprint will keep contesters busy this weekend. The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is on July 13, the RSGB 80-Meter Club Championship, SSB is on July 15, and the NAQCC CW Sprint is on July 16. Please see July 2020 QST page 74 and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM Contest Web Site for details. 028


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