DX News from the ARRL
August 16, 2019
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.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y. Look for 9Y4XD to be QRV from Chacachacare Lighthouse, ILLW TT0002, on Trinidad, IOTA SA-011, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via operators' instructions.
MOROCCO, CN. Members of the Royal Amateur Radio Association of Morocco are QRV with special event call sign 5E6A until September 29 for their National Celebration. QSL direct to EA7FTR.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Members of the newly founded DL-AMSAT Operator Group will be QRV as DA0SAT and with other calls from the Kamp-Karnin-Oberfeuer Lighthouse, ILLW DE0072, during International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW.
FRANCE, F. A group of operators are QRV as TM0BSM from the Berck-sur-Mer Lighthouse during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL direct to DK5OPA.
PANAMA, HP. Members of the Panama Digital Group and the Radio Association of the Panama Canal will be QRV as H92L during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, including 60 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via HP1AVS.
MARKET REEF, OJ0. Operators DS4EOI, JE6HIB, JH4RHF and W5XU will be QRV as OJ0O from August 17 to 24. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being active during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via OE1ZKC.
FAROE ISLANDS, OY. Alessandro, IZ1AZA will be QRV as OY/IZ1AZA from August 21 to 26. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
BRAZIL, PY. Members of the GRC DX Group are QRV with special event call ZY160CAT until August 30 to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the city of Catalao in the state of Goias. Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL direct to PP2BO.
GREECE, SV, Michele, IW7EGQ will be QRV as SV8/IW7EGQ from Zakynthos Island, IOTA EU-052, from August 20 to 28. QSL via M0OXO.
KALININGRAD, UA2. Operators SP7VC, SP5Y, SP5DL and SQ7OYL are QRV as RA2/home calls from Lesnoj until August 18. Activity is on the HF bands and 2 meters, as well as 5.7, 10 and 24 GHz, using CW, SSB, FT8 and MSK144. QSL via operators' instructions.
ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Operators Valdimir, RV1CC and Yuri, RM0F are QRV as RV1CC/0 and RM0F/P, respectively, from Iturup Island, IOTA AS-025, until August 22. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via operators' instructions.
AUSTRALIA, VK. Members of the Warrnambool Radio Amateurs Group will be QRV as VK3DX from Portland's Whalers Bluff Lighthouse during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via operators' instructions.
MEXICO, XE. Members of the Radioaficionados Yucatecos will be QRV as XF3LL from Cozumel Island, IOTA NA-090, and from the Celarain Lighthouse, ILLW MX0011, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, various digital modes, and on various satellites. QSL via EA5GL.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, ARRL RTTY Rookie Roundup, International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, North American SSB QSO Party, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, SARTG World Wide RTTY Contest, Russian District Award Contest, Keyman's Club of Japan CW Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, CVA DX CW Contest, SARL HF Digital Contest and the NJQRP Skeeter Hunt will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for August 19.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for August 21.
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.
Please see August QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
IOTA News from OPDX
19 August, 2019
AS-080. Han, DS2GOO, will be active as DS2GOO/3 from Sapshi Island (KDN F26) between August 24-26th. Activity will be holiday style (family vacation). He states, "I will be in front of my radio as many times as possible." He will take his IC-706MK2G, TS-570S and vertical antennas. QSL via his home callsign.
AS-206. Harry, JG7PSJ/JD1BMH/KW2X, is planning to be active as JG7PSJ/7 from Oshima Island (JA7,Miyagi -- QM08) sometime in September
or October. Stay tuned.
EU-112. (Reminder) Operators Thor/DK7RD, Paul/G4PVM and Col/MM0NDX
are planning to activate Europe's 5th most wanted IOTA, Shiant Isles, as MS0INT between August 23-25th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via M0SDV.
EU-191. Dan, YO9FNP/LB3TI, will once again be active as YO9KXF/P from
Insula Fericirii between August 16-19th. Activity will be holiday style (working) mainly on 40/20 meters using mostly CW, but with some SSB and FT8. He will have 100 watts into vertical wire antenna. QSL via YO9FNP direct or OQRS (see QRZ.com).
NA-134. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will be Active as OX3LX from Upernavik Island
between August 22nd and September 5th. Activity will be on various HF bands (Focus on 160/80/60m), but limited to his spare time when not working (He states, "Best chance is in the morning around lunch and after dinner [local time utc+2], on the weekend also during night/morning"). QSL via OZ0J direct (see QRZ.com). Logs get uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog
and sometimes eQSL. For more details and updates, see:
NA-211. IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM Cezar, VE3LYC, on the K7TRL Tillamook Rock DXpedition: https://k7tri.weebly.com. The team is seeking more support from both DXers and IOTA chasers.
CORSICAN IOTA TOUR. Laurent, F8BBL, will be active as TK19IOTA from the following Corsican IOTA islands between September 6-22nd:
Corsica (EU-014), Iles Cerbicale (EU-100), Lavezzi Archipelago (EU-164) and Sanguinaires Islands (EU-104). He will also activate one SOTA: Capo Di Locu (TK/TK-148). Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using a KX3 Elecraft + MP1 Antenna. QSL via F8BBL, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. For updates, watch: http://rnb.dx-cw.net
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