ARLD003 DX News


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ARLD003 DX news

DX Bulletin 3  ARLD003
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 17, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLD003 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NE8Z, 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.

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Andy, UT4UEP is QRV as 8Q7UA from Ukulhas Island,
IOTA AS-013, until January 23.  Activity is on 40, 30 and 20 meters
using CW and FT8.  QSL to home call.

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.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6.  Saty, JE1JKL will be QRV as 9M6NA from Labuan
Island, IOTA OC-133, from January 24 to 28.  Activity will be mainly
on 160 meters.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ
World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL via LoTW.

RWANDA, 9X.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as 9X2AW from Kigali until
February 14.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8.  QSL via M0OXO.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Heli, DD0VR will be QRV as C6A/DD0VR from Bahama
Island, IOTA NA-001, from January 21 to February 2.  Activity will
be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, and various digital modes.  He
plans to activate other islands during this time.  QSL to home call.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8.  Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as EA8/home call from El
Hierro, IOTA AF-004, until the end of March.  Activity is on the HF
bands using CW, SSB, and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

ECUADOR, HC.  Rick, NE8Z is QRV as HC1MD until February 7.  Activity
is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.  He may be active
portable from other HC prefixes as well.  QSL via K8LJG.

ITALY, I.  Operators S50X, S52P, S54W, S56DX, S57DX, and S59A will
be QRV as IG9/home calls from Lampedusa Island, IOTA AF-019, from
January 21 to 31.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands.
QSL to home calls.

ARUBA, P4.  Mathias, DL4MM will be QRV as P4/DL4MM from January 22
to 30.  Activity will be on the HF bands with a focus on CW.  He may
also be active using SSB and FT8.  He will be QRV as P40AA in the
upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL to home call.

BONAIRE, PJ4.  Operators Norbert, DJ7JC, Heye, DJ9RR and Emil, DL8JJ
will be QRV as PJ4P from January 22 to 30.  Activity will be on the
HF bands using CW, SSB, various digital modes, and FT8.  They plan
to be an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.

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.

PALAU, T8.  Nobu, JA0JHQ will be QRV as T88PB from Koror, IOTA
OC-009, from January 25 to 28.  This includes being an entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL direct to home

MYANMAR, XZ.  Akio, JE2QIZ is QRV as XZ2B from Nay Pyi Taw.  His
license is valid for 150 days.  He is permitted to operate from 15
to 1.25 meters within 20 kHz of each band edge, and using only CW.
QSL via operator’s instructions.

January 20.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and FT8.  QSL
to home call.

American SSB QSO Party, North American Collegiate SSB Championship,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,
LZ Open CW Contest, Hungarian DX Contest, RSGB AFS SSB Contest, WAB
1.8 MHz Phone/CW and Feld Hell Sprint will certainly keep contesters
busy this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for January 21.

The 40-Meter QRP Fox Hunt, CWops Mini-CWT Test, NAQCC CW Sprint,
Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for January 23.

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:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet / Ham Fest

is set for Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center.

The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and in-

cludes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, and VE testing

for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses.  For details, please

contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

The Puna Emergency Radio club is asking Hawaii Island radio

amateurs to help support communications for the Sunday, 17

March 2019, Big Island International Marathon in Hilo, Hawaii.

For details, contact Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via

email at

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

check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated

daily and weekly.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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