ARLD002 DX News


Welcome to the Friday edition of “Big Island ARRL News.”  Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  In this post, you will find the latest DX Bulletin and some upcoming Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio events.  Here are the details:

Accessed on 11 January 2019, 1610 UTC, Post 832.


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ARLD002 DX news

DX Bulletin 2  ARLD002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 10, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLD002 DX news

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.

LIBYA, 5A.  Elham, 5A0YL has been QRV on 20 meters using SSB at
various times.  QSL via OQRS.

BARBADOS, 8P.  Willy, KB8YRX will be QRV as 8P9CA from January 15 to
February 4.  Activity will be focused on 20 meters and FT8.  QSL to
home call.

GHANA, 9G.  Ruettger, DL8MEZ is QRV as 9G5RV until January 26 while
on a training mission for medical personnel.  He plans to show up
daily on Med-Net and Intermar on 20 meters.  QSL via operator’s

SIERRA LEONE, 9L.  A large group of operators are QRV as 9LY1JM from
Banana Island, IOTA AF-037, until January 21.  Activity is on 160 to
10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8 with four stations
active.  QSL via F5GSJ.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DM775FLD is
QRV during all of 2019 to celebrate the founding of the town of
Friedland 775 years ago.  QSL via bureau.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Jean-Pierre, F6ITD will be QRV as FG/F6ITD from La
Desirade Island, IOTA NA-102, from January 14 to March 13.  Activity
will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
He will also be active as TO7D in various contests.  QSL direct to
home call.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8.  Gerhard, OE3GEA will be QRV as HC8GET from
Santa Cruz, Isabela, and San Cristobal Island from January 13 to 25.
Activity will be on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI.  Holger, DK1FY is QRV as HI5/DK1FY/p until
January 19.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL
to home call.

PANAMA, HP.  A group of operators will be QRV as H33J from Volcan,
Chiriqui Province, from January 13 to 31.  Activity will be on 160
to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8, with a focus on the low
bands and FT8.  QSL via JA1HGY.

JAPAN, JA.  Special event station 8N8SSF is QRV until February 11
during the 70th Sapporo Snow Festival on Ishikari Island, IOTA
AS-078.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via bureau.

SEYCHELLES, S7.  Mike, OE6MBG is QRV as S79AA from Mahe, IOTA
AF-024, until February 2.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters, and 6
meters as conditions permit, using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

TUVALU, T2.  Antoine, 3D2AG is QRV as T2AR from Funafuti until
January 31.  Activity is on the HF bands, including 160 meters.  QSL
to home call.  In addition, Apinelu, T2AT is QRV on the HF bands
using FT8.  QSL via N7SMI.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  Bernie, W3UR and Becky, N3OSH are QRV as
V47UR from Calypso Bay, St. Kitts Island, IOTA NA-104, until January
20.  Activity is holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.
This includes being an entry in the North American CW QSO Party.
QSL via LoTW.

INDIA, VU.  Members of the West Bengal Radio club are QRV with
special event call AU2HAM from Ganga Sagar Mela Island, IOTA AS-153,
until January 17.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via VU2NRO.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand
Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016, from January 12 to 20.  Activity will be
holiday style on the HF bands using SSB.  This includes being an
entry in the upcoming North American SSB QSO Party.  QSL direct to
home call.

RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint Ladder, YB SSB
DX Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA
PSK63 Prefix Contest, NRAU-Baltic Contest, DARC 10-Meter Contest,
Classic CW Exchange, RSGB AFS DATA Contest and the 4 States QRP
Group Second Sunday Sprint are all on tap for this weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and 40-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 16.

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 January 2019 QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Here are two events that may interest you:

According to Barbara (NH7FY), the Big Island Amateur Radio Club lunch will be held today, Friday, 11 January 2019, 1130 HST, at the Ponds Restaurant in Hilo.  To confirm your reservation, please call Barbara at 936-3377.

The regular monthly meeting of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club will be held on Saturday, 12 January 2019, 1400 HST, at the Keaau Community Center.  On the agenda is a presentation about the Raspberry Pi microprocessor and its use in ham radio.

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet / Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  The event, sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC), begins at 0930 HST and ends shortly after 1400 HST.  The venue includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, and VE testing for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

The Puna Emergency Radio Club is asking for licensed radio amateurs to help provide communications support for the Sunday, 17 March 2019, Big Island International Marathon in Hilo.  For details, contact comms coordinator Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1864.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please 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