DX News from the ARRL
3 August, 2018
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by EA4NF, NE8Z, 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.
SRI LANKA, 4S. Dariusz, SP9DLM will be QRV as 4S7DMG from Kalkudah from August 6 to 14. Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.
QSL to home call.
WEST AND EAST MALAYSIA, 9M2, 9M6. In celebration of Malaysia's 61st anniversary of their independence on August 31, look for special call 9M61Mx to be QRV from fifteen locations, each with a different suffix, during the month of August. QSL via operators' instructions.
AZORES, CU. Jim, W6PQL is QRV as CT8/W6PQL from Pico Island, IOTA EU-175, until September 3. Activity is primarily on 20 meters using SSB and FT8. This also includes some activity on 40, 17 and 15 meters. He plans to be active using EME on 2 meters mid-month when the Moon is in a favorable position. QSL to home call.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DQ800HRO is QRV during the month of August during the occasion of the Hanse Sail 2018. QSL via DL5KVV.
SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Dave, G4BUO is QRV as E51BUO on Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, until August 6. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW. QSL to home call.
ISLE OF MAN, GD. Andrew, G8GNI plans to be QRV as GD8GNI from Scarlett Point Tower from August 6 to 10. Activity will be on the HF bands using only digital modes. QSL to home call.
GUERNSEY, GU. Mek, SP7VC will be QRV as MU/SP7VC from August 5 to 11. Activity will be on the HF bands, as well as 6, 2, and 4 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home call.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8. Alfredo, HC1HC will be QRV as HC1HC/8 from Santa Cruz Island, IOTA SA-004, from August 7 to 10. Activity will be mainly on 30, 17 and 12 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW, and FT8 in DXpedition mode, all using QRP power. QSL direct to NE8Z.
BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are QRV with special event station LZ1146SPS during August for their annual All Saints 2018 celebration. QSL via bureau.
ANTARCTICA. Sergey, R3IW is QRV as RI1ANW until March 2019 from the Novo-lazarevskaya Station. Activity is on the various HF bands.
QSL via RN1ON.
GREECE, SV. Petr, OK1FFU is QRV as SV8/OK1FFU from Naxos Island, IOTA EU-067, until August 1. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via OM2FY. In addition, operators I2KBD and IZ2AMW are QRV as SV8/home calls from Kefallonia Island, IOTA EU-052, until August 10. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home calls.
MALI, TZ. Youma, TZ5YL is usually QRV on 17 meters using slow CW typically between 1400 and 1700z.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Philippe, EA4NF will be QRV as V26NF from Antigua Island from August 5 to 19. Activity will be on 20, 15 and 10 meters using QRP power. QSL to home call.
INDONESIA, YB. In celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Independence of Indonesia, special call YB73RI will be QRV as YB73RI/0 to 9 from all ten Indonesian call areas from August 10 to 17. QSL via operators' instructions.
ALBANIA, ZA. Waldi, SP7IDX will be QRV as ZA/SP7IDX from August 5 to 12. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via SP7IDX.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest, North American CW QSO Party, 10-10 International Summer SSB Contest, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, European HF Championship, WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone, SARL HF Phone Contest, the ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for August 7.
The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for August 8.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see August QST, page 86 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
IOTA News from OPDX
6 August, 2018
AS-065. (Update) Operators Victor/UA3AKO, Yuri/UA0KBG and Aleksandr/RA3AV will be active as RT65KI from Chukotka, Idlidlya Island (RDA: CK-08, RRA: RR-11-06, RLHA: RLA-035, WLOTA: LH-2266), Asiatic Russia, in the Chukchi Sea Coast East Group between August 19-25th.
There has been no activity from this IOTA group in the last 26 years. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB, with an Elecraft K3 and Yaesu FT-897 transceivers and amplifiers. QSL via UA3AKO (OQRS, direct or by the Bureau). Activity is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Russian Robinson Club (RRC).
EU-052. Operators Alberto/I2KBD and Paolo/IZ2AMW are now active as
SV8/I2KBD and SV8/IZ2AMW, respectively, from Kefallonia Island
until August 10th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and FT8 using an Elecraft KX-3 and Alexloop antenna. QSL via their home callsign or LoTW.
EU-064. Press Release (Challenge TM64YL – 2018 -- Noirmoutier Island
– 25th August to 31st August 2018) -- Overview: Purpose of the
challenge is to encourage all Ham operators worldwide to contact
regularly TM64YL (each calendar day), on all bands and modes
activated by TM64YL team during TM64YL expedition at Noirmoutier
Island between August 25-31st, 2018. Ranking of the stations
having made greatest number of QSO with TM64YL will be published
by TM64YL team after the expedition.
* Date & Period: The TM64YL challenge is organized during
presence of TM64YL team on the Noirmoutier Island Island.
It will start at on Saturday 25th August 2018 18h00 UTC until
Friday 31st August 12h00 UTC.
* Ranking: Each daily QSO (mode and band) completed with TM64YL
(dupe excluded) credit one point to the station contacted
* Results: A list of Top 10 stations with largest number of valid contacts will be published on the TM64YL site.
* Awards: A special certificate will be awarded to top three scoring stations. This certificate Challenge TM64YL will be signed by all TM64YL operators (16 YLs) and it will be either handed at HAMEXPO 2018 au Mans by Christine, F4GDI, President of TM64YL, or mailed to recipients.
* Reporting: There is no need for participants to send log to
TM64YL team, the ranking will be established from the TM64YL
log. Ranking published will be final and non-disputable.
EU-067. Petr, OK1FFU, is now active as SV8/OK1FFU from Naxos Island, Greece, until August 10th. Activity is holiday style on 40-10
meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts into a vertical dipole
and Inv. V. QSL via OM2FY.
SA-055. The Radio Club Argentino (RCA), IARU National MS, announces
that it will be active as LR5D from Martín García Island (ILLW AR-0022). Operation is scheduled between August 16-20th, including the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW).
Operators mentioned are Juan Ignacio/LU8ARI, Fernando/LU1ARG,
Carlos/LU1BCE, Diego/LU2CDE, Juan Manuel/LU4CJM, Claudio/LW3DN
and Gonzalo/LU3BGG. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via QRZ.com.
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