DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 20th March, through Friday, 27th March there were 219 countries active.
3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y,
A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY,
K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T33, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
DX News from the ARRL
March 27, 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.
TURKEY, TC10. Members of the Turkish Radio Amateur Club are QRV from special event station TC105GL until March 30. Activity is to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign of World War I. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via the info on QRZ.com.
CAPE VERDE, D4. Max, IZ4DPV is active as D4F from Sao Vicente Island (AF-086) until March 31. Activity has been on the lower bands using SSB. Look for him also in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via home call.
ALASKA, KL7. Members of the Russian Robinson Club are planning an activation of Kiska Island (NA-070) from June 17 to 19 as KL7RRC/p.
They will be taking two rigs for CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via N7RO.
EGYPT, SU. Tom, DL2RMC is QRV as SU9TH on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using FT8, FT4, CW and SSB. He will be in the country until the end of April. QSL via DL2RMC, ClubLog or LoTW.
VANUATU, YJ. Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS will be active as YJ0CA from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), until April 1. Activity is 40, 20 and 15 meters and possibly 10 meters, using SSB only. He also plans to be in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as a Single-Op entry. QSL direct via home call.
BRAZIL, ZZ4. Members of the Serra Lopo DX Team will be active as ZZ4A during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via PY2RMZ.
OMAN, A4. A42K will be QRV in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW.
CUBA, CO. Members of the SMP DX Club will be QRV as T42DX until March 30 on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and FT4, including and entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via CO2AME.
SCOTLAND, GS0. Members of the Scarlett Point Club are active as GS0SP. Their length of stay is unknown. QSL via LoTW only.
ETHIOPIA, ET. Ken, K4ZW will be QRV as ET3AA starting March 27 for one week, pending successful flight arrangements.
MARTINIQUE, FM. Laurent, FM5BH will be active in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest on all bands. QSL via W3HNK or LoTW. Also, Miguel, EA1BP will be active as TO7BP during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. Outside of contest he will be signing FM/EA1BP on various HF bands. QSL to home call via the Bureau.
EASTER ISLAND, XR0. A Polish team will be active as XR0YSP from September 15 to 30. Operators include Jan, SP3CYY, Jurek, SP3GEM, Wlodek, SP6EQZ, Janusz, SP6IXF, Roman, SP9FOW and Piotr, SP9RCL.Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via SP6IXF, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW or via the Bureau.
THE NETHERLANDS, PA75. Operators Harm, PA0HPG, Michel, PA0VCC, Ad, PA2PCH, Nico, PA3ADU, Gerrie, PA7TT, Harm, PD0GIB, Bert, PD2B and Gerard, PD2VW will activate special event station PA75ASN from April 1 to May 7 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Assen City. Operations will be on 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via PA0VCC, direct or by the Bureau.
LUXEMBOURG, LX. The LX7I team celebrates its 20th anniversary with the call sign LX20I during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via LX2A.
CZECH REPUBLIC, OK. The Czechoslovak DX Club celebrates its 30th anniversary on the air as OL30DXC until the end of the year. QSL via OK2PXJ.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The CQ WW WPX SSB Contest, FOC QSO Party and QCX Challenge are on tap for this weekend. The QRP Fox Hunt, Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT Test and UKEICC 80 Meter Contest are all on April 1.
Please see March QST, page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
IOTA News from OPDX
29 March, 2020
AS-207. (Reminder/NEW) Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will be active as R207RRC from Kosa Dvukh Pilotov Island (RDA CK-05, WW Loc AP18gg, RRA RR-11-05) in the Chukchi Sea Coast Centre group for the first time ever between April 3-10th (estimated
dates). Operators mentioned are Victor/UA3AKO, Yuri/UA0KBG and
Alexander/RA3AV. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15 meters using CW, SSB and possibly FT8 (F/H). QSL via UA3AKO, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com or the Web page: http://r207rrc.ru
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From RSGB HFCC (Posted March 24th, by the RSGB Communications Manager, Heather Parsons):
IOTA Contest and additional contests -- We have reached a point with COVID-19 that it is inappropriate for us to run the IOTA Contest in July 2020 in its usual format. We cannot encourage our participants to operate in multi-operator groups nor to travel to island locations where visitors are not currently welcome. We would like your opinion on whether we should cancel outright or should retain a contest this year for single operator, home stations only.
We are also conscious that a large number of our members are going to be spending more time at home than normal. Unable to enjoy many of our favorite outdoor contests we are proposing a series of home-based day-time contests to entertain and support one another.
Both these issues are detailed in a survey which we invite you to
complete. This is at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RSGB_HFCC_2020.
The survey is open until Friday 3 April after which the outcomes will be made public.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <www.iota-world.org> have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX, and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......
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