ARLD042 DX News, 12 October 2018


Accessed on 12 October 2018, 1615 UTC, Post #725.


Email from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Comment:  Here are the latest DX news and information from W1AW and the ARRL.  Views expressed in this update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

ARLD042 DX news

DX Bulletin 42  ARLD042
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  October 11, 2018
To all radio amateurs

ARLD042 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NT5V, 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.

WESTERN SAMOA, 5W.  Steve, WB2IQU will be QRV as 5W2IQ from Apia
from October 18 to 25.  Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10
meters.  QSL direct to home call.

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as D44TWO from Praia, Santiago
Island, IOTA AF-005, until October 22.  Activity is holiday style on
160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via

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 via EA5GUQ.

WALES, GW.  Special event station GB100MCV is QRV from Holyhead on
Holy Island until October 28 to commemorate the sinking of the Royal
Mail Ship Leinster during World War I.  QSL via bureau.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Operators Han, DS2GOO, Rew, DS4NYE, Rocky,
HL1VAU and a few other members of the Korea Contest Club are QRV as
home calls/3 and D70LW/3 from Hwang Island, IOTA AS-080, until
October 14.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8.  QSL via home calls, and D70LW/3 direct via DS4NYE.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS.  Sang, DS4NMJ is QRV as DT8A from the Korean
Antarctic Scientific Base King Se-Jong on King George Island, IOTA
AN-010, until the end of December 2018.  Activity will be on various
HF bands using mainly CW and some SSB.  QSL via HL2FDW.

PANAMA, HP.  Members of the Radio Club de Panama and GREMPA, an
emergency group, are QRV with scout station 3E1JT until October 31.
This includes being active in the upcoming Jamboree On The Air.
Activity is on all bands using SSB, with some CW and on various
satellites.  QSL via HP1ALX.

SVALBARD, JW.  Just, LA9DL, Erling, LA6VM and Halvard, LA7XK are QRV
as JW9DL, JW6VM, and JW7XK, respectively, from Longyearbyen, IOTA
EU-026, until October 15.  They will be QRV as JW5X in the
Scandinavian Activity SSB contest.  QSL JW7XK via LA7XK, JW9DL via
LA9DL, JW6VM via LA6VM, and JW5X via LA5X.

ARUBA, P4.  Operators NN5E and NT5V are QRV as P4/home calls until
October 19.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8.  QSL to home calls.

UKRAINE, UR.  Special event station EM75QM is QRV until October 28
to commemorate the liberation of Melitopol in World War I.  QSL via

GREECE, SV.  Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as SV8/HB9FIH from Lesbos, IOTA
EU-049, until October 21.  This includes being active from numerous
COTA, SOTA, and lighthouse references.  This also includes being an
entry in the upcoming Worked All Germany contest.  QSL to home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X.  A group of operators will be QRV as VK9XG
from October 17 to 29.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via G3TXF.

CAMBODIA, XU.  Jaye, VK2SD is QRV as XU7AME from Phnom Penh until
October 16.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 6 meters.  QSL to
home call.

VIET NAM, XV.  Jun, OE1ZKC is QRV as XV9RH from Hanoi until October
16.  Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using only CW.
QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW.  Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XR until October 22.  Activity
is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via E21EIC.  In
addition, Champ, E21EIC is QRV as XW1IC until October 16.  Activity
is on 40 to 6 meters.  QSL to home call.

VANUATU, YJ.  Stan, LZ1GC, Lubo, OM5ZW and Karel, OK2WM will be QRV
as YJ0GC from Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, from October 15 to November
4.  Activity will be on the HF bands,  with a focus on the low
bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via LoTW.

Makrothen RTTY Contest, QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party, Nevada QSO Party,
Oceania DX CW Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Scandinavian
Activity SSB Contest, Pennsylvania QSO Party, Arizona QSO Party,
FISTS Fall Unlimited CW Sprint, South Dakota QSO Party, PODXS 070
Club 160-Meter Great Pumpkin Sprint, UBA ON 80-Meter CW Contest and
the UBA ON 6-Meter Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 15 to 19.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint and Telephone Pioneers
QSO Party are scheduled for October 15.

The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone
Fray are scheduled for October 17.

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.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Don’t forget the 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST.

The final round of Amateur Radio Technician License classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau (Hawaii Island).  The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018. A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected at the time of each exam.  For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, pleas check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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