DX News from the ARRL
September 18, 2020
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.
KUWAIT, 9K. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are QRV with special call sign 9K90KSA until September 25 to celebrate Saudi Arabia's 90th National Day. QSL via 9K2RA.
BALEARIC ISLANDS, EA6. Philippe, EA4NF is QRV as EA6/EA4NF from Formentera Island, IOTA EU-004, until February 21. Activity is on the LEO Satellites. QSL via LoTW.
SCOTLAND, GM. Paul, G4PVM will be QRV as GM4PVM from the Isle of Mull, IOTA EU-008, from September 22 to 26. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW.
SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Special event stations 7Z90AL, 7Z90SJ, 7Z90AQ, 7Z90WW, 7Z90OO, HZ90SK, HZ90SM, HZ90BW, HZ90TL, HZ90LG, HZ90BT, HZ90DG, and HZ90ND are QRV until September 25 to celebrate Saudi Arabia's 90th National Day. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via operators' instructions.
ITALY, I. Members of the Oriental Sicily Contest Team are QRV as ID9OSC from Panarea Island, IOTA EU-017, until September 20 to celebrate the team's 10th anniversary. QSL via IT9ZZO.
JAN MAYEN, JX. Erik, LA2US will be QRV as JX2US from Olonkinbyen from October 2020 to March 2021. Activity will be in his spare time on 160, 80, 40, 30, and 20 meters using CW and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL via LoTW.
BELGIUM, ON. Members of the Pajottenlandse Radio Amateur Club will be QRV with special call sign OT5ABI from September 19 to October 18 to raise awareness of the work being done by the NAH Liga for Acquired Brain Injury. QSL direct to ON6LC.
FAROE ISLANDS, OY. Operators Torsten, DL4APJ and Udo, DL2AQI are QRV as OY/DL4APJ and OY/DL2AQI, respectively, until September 23. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home calls.
BONAIRE, PJ4. Rich, M5RIC plans to be QRV as PJ4/M5RIC from September 22 to 29. This includes being active as PJ4CC in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX RTTY contest. QSL via M0OXO.
SWEDEN, SM. Ric, DL2VFR and Klaus, DL7UXG are QRV as SD7V/3 and SD3G, respectively, from Alnon Island, IOTA EU-087, until September 21. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. This includes an entry in the Scandinavian Activity CW contest. QSL via bureau.
DODECANESE, SV5. Claudio, HB9OAU is QRV as SV5/HB9OAU from Karpathos Island, IOTA EU-001, until September 25. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. QSL to home call.
INDONESIA, YB. Members of the Indonesian Amateur Radio Organization of the Local City of Bandung are QRV with special call sign 8A100GB from Bandung, Java Island, IOTA OC-021, until September 30 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gedung Sate. Activity is on all bands and modes, and possibly various Satellites and EME. QSL via 8A100GB.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, North American RTTY Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, AGB 80-Meter NEMIGA Contest, Collegiate QSO Party, Scandinavian Activity CW Contest, SARL VHF/UHF Digital Contest, All Africa International DX Contest, Iowa QSO Party, QRP Afield, New Hampshire QSO Party, New Jersey QSO Party, Washington State Salmon Run, Wisconsin Parks on the Air, RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint, Feld Hell Sprint, BARTG Sprint 75 and the Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The K1USN Slow Speed Test and 144 MHz Fall Sprint are scheduled for September 21.
The RTTYOPS Weeksprint and Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest are scheduled for September 22.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, SKCC Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for September 23.
Please see September 2020 QST, page 71, and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
IOTA News from OPDX
15 September, 2020
The following are IOTA operations that were active this past week between September 7-12th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
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AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria 40/20/17m; CW/SSB
AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 20m; SSB
AF-049 3B8CW MAURITIUS 17m; Digi
AS-004 5B4AAB Cyprus 17m; SSB
AS-098 TA0S Fethiye 20m; SSB
EU-001 SV5/HB9OAU DODECANESE 20m; SSB
EU-005 2W0NED/M Wales 40m; SSB
EU-005 GB1WSP Great Britain 20m; SSB
EU-005 MM0ZBH Scotland 20m; Digi
EU-005 MX1SWL/A England 20m; Digi
EU-009 GM8OFQ Hoy 20m; SSB
EU-013 GJ0KYZ Jersey 30m; Digi
EU-024 IS0FDW Sardinia 20m; SSB
EU-025 IT9PKO SICILY 17m; Digi
EU-028 IA5MO Giglio 80/40/30/20/17m; FT8/SSB
EU-032 TM1MAD POITOU-CHARENTES REGION 40m; Digi
EU-033 LA9PJA/P VESTERALEN ISLANDS/TROMS COUNTY SOUTH 20m; CW
EU-057 DA2W RUGEN 40m; CW
EU-063 JW4PUA SPITSBERGEN'S COASTAL 80m; Digi
EU-083 IP1A LIGURIA REGION 80/40/20m; CW
EU-096 OH/DF9TM Kustavi 40/20m; SSB
EU-096 OH/DL2SWW Kustavi 40/20m; CW
EU-115 EI0CZ IRELAND 20m; CW
EU-115 EI4CKB IRELAND 30m; Digi
EU-115 EI6FR/P IRELAND 20m; CW
EU-115 GI0CWV IRELAND 40m; SSB
EU-116 MD0CCE ISLE OF MAN 40m; Digi
EU-130 IQ3AZ/P Safon 40/20m; CW/SSB
EU-135 SM/DH0JAE Holmon 20m; CW/SSB
EU-135 SM/DL8MF Holmon 40m; CW
EU-156 TM4IT Tombelaine 40m; SSB
EU-172 OZ7PR/P JYLLAND EAST AND FYN 40m; SSB
EU-173 OH/DF9TM LANSI-SUOMI(PORI) PROVINCE 40m; SSB
EU-173 OH/DL2SWW LANSI-SUOMI(PORI) PROVINCE 40/30/20m; CW
NA-015 CO2WL Cuba 30m; Digi
NA-015 CO2XK Cuba 30m; Digi
NA-021 8P6ET BARBADOS 30/12m; Digi
NA-022 VP2ETE ANGUILLA 20m; SSB
NA-027 VO1CH NEWFOUNDLAND 20m; SSB
NA-029 VY2PLH PRINCE EDWARD 20m; SSB
NA-029 VY2ZM PRINCE EDWARD 40m; SSB
NA-085 K4I S. George 40/20m; FT8
NA-096 HI8JSG Dominican Republic 20m; SSB
NA-102 FG8OJ Guadeloupe 30m; Digi
NA-108 J69DS ST LUCIA 15m; Digi
NA-213 KK9W Dauphin 40/20m; FT8/SSB
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU GROUP 30m; Digi
OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB1KI JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YB3DY JAVA 40m; SSB
OC-028 V73NS RALIK CHAIN 80m; CW
OC-032 FK8HA NEW CALEDONIA 17m; Digi
OC-034 YB9YBB NEW GUINEA 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL1WN NORTH 40/20m; SSB
OC-088 9M63MR Borneo 20m; CW
OC-107 YF5NB LINGGA 20m; FT8
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 20m; SSB
SA-002 VP8NO FALKLAND 30m; FT8
SA-002 VP8ON FALKLAND 30m; Digi
SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 30m; Digi
SA-012 YV7RCV NUEVA ESPARTA STATE 20m; SSB
SA-018 CE7VPQ Chiloe 20m; SSB
SA-026 PP5FMM SANTA CATARINA STATE CENTRE 15m; Digi
SA-036 P41RA Aruba 17m; Digi
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
on their QSNs on their PacketCluster reports....
AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria
Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy,
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/
Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL via LoTW.
AS-117. (Update) Kenji, JA4GXS, who was expected to be active as JA4GXS/4 from Otsu Island between September 5-6th, has schedule his operation to this past weekend (between September 12-13th). QSL via
his home callsign.
EU-001. (Reminder) Claudio, HB9OAU, will once again be active as
SV5/HB9OAU from Karpathos Island, Dodecanese, between September
12-25th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW.
EU-008. Paul, G4PVM, will be active as GM4PVM from the Isle of Mull
between September 22-26th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via LoTW or eQSL (no QSL cards).
EU-017. (Update) Members of the "Oriental Sicily Contest Team" (OSCT)
[IB9O] will be active as ID9OSC from Panarea Island (IIA E006,
IFF-0443) between September 16-20th. Operators mentioned are
Dario/IT9ZZO, Alfio/IT9EJW, Giovanni/IT9GAC, Salvo/IT9IDR,
Salvo/IT9LKX, Riccardo/IT9NKT, Eugenio/IT9VKY and Parisi/IW9HSK.
Activity is to celebrate OSCT's 10th anniversary. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. QSL via the Bureau to IT9ZZO. For more details and updates, see: https://www.osct.it/panarea2020
EU-038. Ben, DO1BEN, will be active as PD/DO1BEN from Texel Island
between September 19th and October 1st, and again on October 12-22nd. Activity will be on 40/20 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, Bureau is preferred.
IOTA TOUR. Operators Ric/DL2VFR and Klaus/DL7UXG will be active from
the following IOTAs:
September 13-17th -- Orust (EU-043); callsigns SD3G/6 and SD7V/6
September 18-21st -- Alnön (EU-087); callsigns SD3G and SD7V/3
Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4.
QSL SD7V via DL2VFR (direct/Bureau) and SD3G via DL7UXG (direct/
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