DX News from the ARRL
June 14, 2019
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.
CYPRUS, 5B. Special event station 5B19CWC is QRV to celebrate the Cricket World Cup which ends on July 14. QSL via 5B4AJT.
GHANA, 9G. Matteo, IZ4YGS is QRV as 9G5GS from Sanzule, West Takoradi until July 2 while here on work assignment. He is active in his spare time during his evenings on 160 to 6 meters using mostly FT8 and SSB. QSL direct to home call.
CHILE, CE. Special event station CB2E is QRV until July 2 to mark the total solar eclipse on July 2. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and FT8. QSL via bureau.
SPAIN, EA. Members of the Radio Club La Baells will be QRV with special calls EG3PTA, EG3PTP, EG3PTT, EG3PTU and EG3PTM from June 15 to 23 to support the touristic and cultural endeavors of the Bergueda region. Activity will be on 160, 80, 40 and 20 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL all calls via EA3RCI.
GUADELOUPE, FG. Gildas, F6HMQ is QRV as FG/F6HMQ and TO1T until June 25. QSL to home call.
ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. Satoru, JI1DFO is QRV as PJ8SK until June 15. Activity is on 40 to 17 meters using FT8. QLS to home call.
SAINT MARTIN, FS. After his Sint Maarten activity, Satoru, JI1DFO will be QRV as FS/AG5CR from June 16 to 18. Activity will be on 40 to 17 meters using FT8. QSL to home call.
THAILAND, HS. Members of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand are QRV with special call HS10KING until July 31 to celebrate the coronation of King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. QSL via bureau.
SVALBARD, JW. Christian, EA3NT and Col, MM0NDX are QRV as JW/EA3NT and JW/OJ0Y, respectively, from Longyearbyen, IOTA EU-026, until June 16. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL JW/EA3NT via M0OXO and JW/OJ0Y via M0SDV.
MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Tony, JA6CNL is QRV as KH0N from Saipan, IOTA OC-086, until June 17. Activity is on the HF bands using FT8. This includes being an entry in the All Asian DX CW contest. QSL to home call.
NORWAY, LA. Jacques, CT2IXX is QRV as LA/CT2IXX/p from Hitra Island, IOTA EU-036, until July 12. Activity is holiday style mainly during his weekends on various HF bands using only SSB. QSL to home call.
GREENLAND, OX. Bo, OZ1DJJ is QRV as OX3LX from Nuuk City until June 21. Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands, with a focus on 160, 80 and 60 meters. QSL direct to OZ0J.
PALAU, T8. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be QRV as T88PB from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from June 15 to 23. Activity will be mainly on 6 meters using FT8. This includes being an entry in the All Asian DX CW contest. QSL direct to home call.
ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Operators Vasily, R7AL, Vladimir, RK8A and Albert, UB9WLJ are QRV as R205NEW from Bogoslova Island, IOTA AS-205, until June 18. This is a new island activation. QSL via Club Log.
MICRONESIA, V6. Hatu, JA1XGI will be QRV as V6K from Kosrae Island, IOTA OC-059, from June 17 to 24. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.
CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. Christmas Island Amateur Radio Club station VK9XX has been active on 20 meters around 0900z. QSL via operator's instructions.
FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8. Special event station VP8HDM will be QRV on June 15 and 16 from the Historic Dockyard Museum in Stanley, IOTA SA-002, during the International Museum Weekend. Activity will be on 40 to 17 meters. QSL direct to VP8LP.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
ARRL SSB Kids Day, All Asian DX CW Contest, Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, International Museum Weekend, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, SMIRK Contest, Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY Contest, ARR BPSK63 Contest, IARU Region 1 50 MHz Contest, AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, West Virginia QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the WAB 50 MHz Phone will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for June 17.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for June 19.
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 June QST, page 86 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
IOTA News from OPDX
10 June, 2019
AF-019. Franco, IK4YCQ, is now active as IG9/IK4YCQ from Lampedusa Island until June 9th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-036. Jacques, CT2IXX, is now active as LA/CT2IXX/p from Hitra
Island until July 12th. Activity will be holiday style (mainly weekends) on various HF bands using SSB only. QSL via CT2IXX, direct or by the Bureau. Watch his Blog for updates at: http://ct2ixx.blogspot.com
EU-038. Jan, PA2JJB, will be active as PA6TXL from Texel Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). He will be on the island
between July 18th and August 10th. QSL via PA2JJB.
EU-049. Operators Alex/SV8QG, Pantelis/SV8DCY, Kostas/SV8DCW, Periklis/SV8DTD, and Fotis/SV8RMA will be active as J48GEO from the Geo-Park on Lesvos Island (GIOTA NAS-014, WLOTA 0165) during the
month of June. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via LoTW or direct. NO Bureau. See QRZ.com for more info.
EU-119. Look for RI1ON to be active from Morzhovets Island sometime
in July 2019. QSL via RN1ON. No other details were provided.
EU-123. Doug, GM0ELP, will be active as MM3T from the Isle of Bute
(IOSA CL02, SCOTIA CS19, WLOTA 1883) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode/12-HRs/
Assisted/High-Power entry. QSL via MM3T.
EU-129. Operators Norbert/DL2RNS, Rainer/DL2RVL, Heiko/DL1RTL, Georg/DL4SVA, Ron/DG2RON and Olaf/DL7JOM will be active as DK1A from Usedom Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as
Multi-2 entry. QSL via ClubLog.
EU-137. Lars, SM6CUK, will once again be active as SA6G/7 from Ven
Island between June 10-14th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters using mostly CW on or near the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via SM6CUK, by the Bureau, direct, ClubLog or LoTW. NO eQSL.
EU-192. Operators Tom/SM3DMP, Ulf/SM3RAB and Tomas/SM3WMU will be active as SF2CW from Kataja/Inakari Island (an island shared
by Sweden and Finland) between July 1-3rd. Per QRZ.com:
"The island has been activated twice by two separate expeditions
from the Finnish side of the border. Both activations were performed during the winter under arctic conditions, both weatherwise and radiowise. A great number of EU-stations were worked, but not many contacts were made with NA, SA, AS and OC. We will try to make up for that during this summer time expedition....
"If You are an EU and have this IOTA worked before (OH10X or OH8AA), we ask You not to work us, at least not day 1 or 2. Main target is those parts of the world that had problems with the previous expeditions due to the winter time conditions."
Their working conditions will be a TS-590SG for CW and an IC-7100 for SSB with one or possibly two amps. Main bands will be 30, 20 and 17 meters. Maybe some 40m. Antennas will be verticals located very close to the water edge. The water being the brackish Gulf of Bothnia. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or direct via SM3DMP. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com.
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