DX News from the ARRL
19 October, 2018
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by CT1BOL, 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.
SAMOA, 5W. Steve, WB2IQU is QRV as 5W2IQ from Apia until October 24. Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL direct to home call.
MALAWI, 7Q. Dan, K6ZO will be QRV as 7Q6M from October 23 to 29.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL to home call.
SPAIN, EA. Members of the Cartagena Team are QRV with special call AM5BCP until October 21 to commemorate the Battle of Cabo de Palos 80 years ago. QSL to EA5GUQ.
SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ. Thierry, F6CUK plans to be QRV as F6CUK/FJ from October 21 to November 1. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. This may also include being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL to home call.
ENGLAND, G. Members of the Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society will be QRV as GB0CHS from Castle Hedingham during the Jamboree On The Air event. QSL via bureau.
ITALY, I. Members of ARI Milano will be QRV as II2JOTA during the Jamboree On The Air event. QSL via bureau.
OGASAWARA, JD1. Kazu, JD1BNA will be QRV from Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from October 24 to 29. Activity will be focused on 160, 80 and 40 meters using CW. QSL direct to JL1UTS.
AUSTRIA, OE. Special event station OE100ES is QRV to commemorate the death of painter Egon Schiele 100 years ago. QSL via bureau.
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Members of the Noronha Contest Group will be QRV as PY0F from October 23 to 29. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL direct to PY7RP.
SURINAME, PZ. A group of operators will be QRV as PZ5K from October 23 to 30. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and RTTY. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via G3NKC.
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9. Jorge, CT1BOL will be QRV as S9CT from Principe Island, IOTA AF-044, from October 24 to 29. QSL to home call.
GREECE, SV. Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as SV8/HB9FIH from Lesbos until October 21. Activity is on the HF bands from various summits and lighthouses. This includes being an entry in the Worked All Germany contest. QSL to home call.
COTE D'IVOIRE, TU. Bertrand, DF3FS will be QRV as TU5MH from October 20 to 29. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
CANADA, VE. Members of the Eureka Amateur Radio Club are QRV as VY0ERC from Ellesmere Island, IOTA NA-008, until November 10. Activity is on 40 and 20 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.
DUCIE ISLAND, VP6. A large group of operators will be QRV as VP6D from October 20 to November 3. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, and various digital modes including FT8. QSL via operators' instructions.
BURKINA FASO, XT. A group of operators will be QRV as XT2SZZ from Bobo Dioulasso from October 22 to 30. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via S59ZZ.
INDONESIA, YB. Special event station YB46SEA is QRV during the 46th SEANET Convention in Yogyakarta until October 20. QSL via operators' instructions.
ANTARCTICA. Adam, ZL4ASC is QRV as ZL5A from Scott Base, Ross Island, IOTA AN-011, during the 2018/2019 season while working as a communications technician. Activity is in his spare time. QSL via operator's instructions.
CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7. A group of operators are QRV as ZL7X until October 22. Activity is on the low bands using various digital modes, including FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL via JA0VSH.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The Stew Perry Topband Challenge, 10-10 International Fall CW Contest, Jamboree On The Air, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Zombie CW Shuffle, JARTS World Wide RTTY Contest, Araucaria World Wide VHF Contest, Argentina National 7 MHz Contest, New York QSO Party, Worked All Germany Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, Asia-Pacific Fall CW Sprint, UBA ON 2-Meter Contest, Illinois QSO Party and the RSGB RoLo CW will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for October 22.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for October 24.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see October QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
17 October, 2018
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
EU-115; EI/GI/MI, Ireland (Ireland/ Northern Ireland):
Olivier/ON4EI will be back on the air as EI8GQB from Fethard between Oct. 21 and 31. His camping caravan rig is powered by a hybrid wind/solar system. During the CQ WW contest he will use the callsign EI7T. QSL via LoTW, PA3249 (d/B).
NA-008; VY0, Nunavut (Ellesmere Island) group: The Eureka Amateur
Radio Club will be active from Ellesmere Island (CIsA NT003)
between Oct. 17 and Nov. 10 as VY0ERC on 40, and 20m, maybe also
80m, on SSB, digital modes, and CW. QSL via M0OXO.
NA-018; OX, Greenland: Ops Bo/OZ1DJJ/OX3LX, Michael/ OZ2ELA/OX3LG,
Alex/OZ7AM/OX7AM, and Mikkel/OZ7AKT/OX7AKT plan to operate from
Kangerlussuaq (WLOTA 0072) between the 23rd and 30th on the low
bands, 60m, and the WARC bands (CW, SSB, FT8). During the CQ WW
contest they will sign OX7A. QSL via OZ1ACB, OQRS, LoTW.
NA-104; V4, St. Kitts and Nevis: Clive/GM3POI will be active holiday-style from Oct. 23 to 30 as V4/GM3POI from Calypso Bay on St. Kitts (WLOTA 1164, WW Loc. FK87pg). QRV on CW, SSB, and FT8; during the CQ WW contest as V47X on 20m. QSL via M0URX.
New IOTA groups:
During the RSGB Convention 2018 the following new IOTA groups were
added to the IOTA Directory:
EU-192; SM - Kataja Island (Finland/Sweden)
OC-297; FO - Morane Atoll (Tuamotu, French Polynesia)
NA-249; KP3 - Puerto Rico's Coastal Islands
NA-250; KL - Yakutat County Group, Coastal Groups (Alaska)
AS-204; R0F - Kuril'skiye Island North
AS-205; R0X - Bering Sea Coast East
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
RSGB IOTA website
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