DX News from the ARRL
5 April, 2019
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by the URE, 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.
MAURITANIA, 5T. Evert, PA2KW will be QRV as 5T2KW from Nouadhibou from April 9 to 15. Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly CW and some SSB. QSL via LoTW.
SENEGAL, 6W. Elvira, IV3FSG is QRV as 6W/IV3FSG from Thies, near Dakar, until April 16 while working for the Informatici Senza Frontiere organization. Activity is in her spare time on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and possible digital modes. QSL via IK3GES.
JAMAICA, 6Y. Kasimir, DL2SBY is QRV as 6Y5KB until April 10. Activity is usually on 40 to 6 meters, including 17, 12, and possibly 30 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Ben, DL1RNT is QRV as 8Q7NT from Embudu Island, IOTA AS-013, until April 13. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.
THE GAMBIA, C5. A group of operators are QRV as C5DL until April 15. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes, with three stations active. QSL via DL7DF.
SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Operators Dagmar, DM7PQ and Rainer, DL1AUZ are QRV as E51NPQ and E51AUZ, respectively, from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, until April 11. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using only CW. QSL to home calls.
NIUE, E6. Janusz, SP9FIH is QRV as E6AF until April 25. Activity is on 160 to 15 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.
SPAIN, EA. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the IARU Society Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles, or the URE, special event stations AM70URE, AM70A, AM70C, AM70D, AM70E, AM70F, AM70I, AM70L, AM70N, AM70O, AM70P, AM70R, AM70S and AM70U are QRV until June 9. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters. QSL via bureau.
ITALY, I. Special event station II0KT is QRV until August 31 to commemorate the 1947 voyage of the raft Kon Tiki. QSL via I0KQB.
GUINEA-BISSAU, J5. Livio, IZ3BUR is QRV as J52EC from Cumura until April 15. QSL direct to home call.
LIECHTENSTEIN, LX. Operators PA2HGJ, PA2RDK, PA3CNO, PE0MGB and PE1FLO will be QRV as HB0/home calls from April 6 to 13. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using mainly CW and FT8, with some SSB.
QSL via PE1FLO.
ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Mart, DL6UAA will be QRV as OH0UA from April 8 to 19. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and various digital modes. QSL to home call.
NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Operators VK3QB, VK3HJ, VK2PN and VK3BDX are QRV as VI9NI until April 14. Activity is on 160 to 17 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. The operation commemorates the signing of the Norfolk Island Act 40 years ago. Activity includes some SOTA activations from Mt. Bates and Jacky Jacky. QSL direct via VK2CA.
ANTARCTICA. Roman, UT7UA is QRV as VP8CTR form Wordie House on Winter Island, IOTA AN-006. Activity of late has been with FT8.
His length of stay is unknown. QSL via DL5EBE.
BURKINA FASO, XT. Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as XT2AW from April 7 to 26. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The SP DX Contest, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, LZ Open 40-Meter CW Sprint Contest, PODXS 20-Meter 070 Club PSK 31 Flavors Contest, SARL VHF/UHF Digital Contest, Mississippi QSO Party, Missouri QSO Party, Florida State Parks on the Air, EA RTTY Contest and RSGB 80-Meter RoLo SSB are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
The 144 MHz Spring Sprint is scheduled for April 8.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship, NAQCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for April 10.
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 April 2019 QST, page 87 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
IOTA News from OPDX
8 April, 2019
AS-204. (New IOTA) Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC)and operators Vasily/R7AL and Vlad/RK8A will be active as R26RRC from Paramushir Island between May 2-10th. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
EU-048. (Reminder/Update) The Charente DX Group (CDXG) will be active
as TM4G from Groix Island (DIFM AT 012) between April 13-20th.
Team members are Franck/F4GBD, Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, Fabrice/ F5NBQ, Bertrand/F6HKA and Leon/ON4ZD/OS0S.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY, FT8 and other). QSL via ON4ZD, direct, by the Bureau or use as much as possible Clublog's OQRS. For more details, see:
NA-014. (Update) Mikhail "Mike", VE7ACN, is now active as VE7ACN/CK9
(not VE7ACN/VE9 as first announced) from White Head Island (CISA NB-010, GRID FN64pp), New Brunswik, Canada, until April 11th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-15 meters (depending on the propagation) using mostly CW with some SSB. QSL via Club-Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW, direct or bureau to VE7ACN. For more details and updates, watch: https://www.ve7acn.com
OC-174. Operators Dindo/DU1UD and Chris/VK3FY will be active as 4E8T
from Tawi Tawi Island, Philippines, between April 19-23rd. Activity will be on 40-20 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via M0OXO direct or OQRS.
OC-183/OC-211. (Reminder/Update) Operators Andy/VK6MAV and Vlad/ER1PP will be active as VK5MAV/6 from both Houtman Abrolhos Island (OC-211) between April 14-19th, and Favorite Island (OC-183) between
April 20-23rd. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, or via RN3RQ. For more details and updates, watch:
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