ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD005 (2019)

Welcome to the Friday evening update from “Big Island ARRL News”.  Views in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Contents provided by W1AW and HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.  At the end of this DX Bulletin, I’ll outline a few of the upcoming events for Hawaii Island radio amateurs.

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DX Bulletin 5  ARLD005
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 31, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLD005 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
WB2TJO, The Daily DX, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and
the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

FIJI, 3D2.  Jim, WB2TJO is QRV as 3D2JS from Taveuni Island, IOTA
OC-016, until March 7.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB
and various digital modes.  QSL direct to home call.

BAHRAIN, A9.  Special event station A91KWT is QRV until February 28
to mark Kuwait National Liberation Day.  QSL via A92AA.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Christian, F4EBK is QRV as DU3/F4EBK from Luzon
Island, IOTA OC-042, until March 31.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL direct to home call.
In addition, Bodo, DF8DX plans to be QRV as DU1WQY/1 from Palawan
Island, IOTA OC-128, from February 4 to 14.  QSL direct to home

SPAIN, EA.  Special event station EG3WCD is QRV until February 4 to
mark World Cancer Day on February 4.  Activity is on all bands.  QSL
via LoTW.

IRELAND, EI.  Members of the Kerry Amateur Radio Group are QRV as
EI100YXQ during 2019 to mark the hundred years since the first
transatlantic voice transmissions from Ballybunion, Ireland to
Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, Canada.  QSL via EI9FVB.

PANAMA, HP.  Special event station H31A is QRV until August 15 to
commemorate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Panama City.
Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and FT8.  QSL
via HP1AVS.

THAILAND, HS.  Special event station HS55RAST is QRV until March 31
to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Radio Amateur Society of
Thailand.  QSL via HS5NMF.

GRENADA, J3.  Peter, G4HSO will be QRV as J3/G4HSO from February 4
to 16.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using mainly
CW.  QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA.  Special event stations 8J0M, 8J2M and 8J9M are QRV until
April 30 to mark the 30th General Assembly of the Japan Medical
Congress in Chubu.  QSL direct to JP7FSO.

GUAM, KH2.  Yoshi, JE2EHP is QRV as K1HP/KH2 until February 4.
Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL to home

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2.  A group of operators are QRV as P29VCX from
Manus Island, IOTA OC-025, until February 5, and then as P29NI from
Daru Island, IOTA OC-153, from February 6 to 11.  Activity is on 40
to 15 meters, and possibly 160 and 80 meters, using CW, SSB and
RTTY.  QSL P29VCX via SM6CVX and P29NI via G3KHZ.

BONAIRE, PJ4.  Fred, WW4LL and Michael, NN9DD will be QRV as
PJ4/homecalls from February 4 to 10.  Activity will be on the HF
bands using SSB, RTTY and FT8.  They will be QRV as PJ4Z in the
upcoming CQ WPX RTTY contest.  QSL via K4BAI.

SWEDEN, SM.  Special event station SE19SKI will be QRV from February
4 to 17 during the Alpine World Ski Championships.  QSL via
operators’ instructions.

VIET NAM, XV.  Bogdan, SP2FUD and Zen, SP2GCJ will be QRV as XV9FUD
and XV9ZT, respectively, from February 4 to 18.  Activity will be on
40 to 12 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via

KOSOVO, Z6.  Mome, Z32ZM is QRV as Z68M until February 5.  Activity
is on 160, 80 and 30 meters using FT8.  QSL via OQRS.

Sprint, QRP 80-Meter Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Vermont QSO
Party, 10-10 International Winter SSB Contest, Mexico RTTY
International Contest, F9AA CW Cup, Black Sea Cup International,
Minnesota QSO Party, FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, AGCW Straight Key CW
Party, British Columbia QSO Party and FISTS Winter Slow Speed CW
Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 4.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for February 5.  The CWops
Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, Phone Fray and QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for February 6.

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

ase click link or scroll down to read your selections.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The Kohala Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC) invites you to “The Original Big

Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest on Saturday, 02 Febru-

ary 2019 at the Waimea Community Center.  The venue includes a swap

meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum and roundtable, and VE testing

for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses.  Doors open at 0930 HST.

The EMCOMM forum begins at 1100 HST. VE testing begins at 1300 HST.

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) invites all licensed radio amateurs

to help provide communications support for the Sunday, 17 March 2019,

Big Island of Hawaii International Marathon in Hilo, Hawaii.  For more

details, call comms coordinator Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via

email at

Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) will be offering free Technician License Classes on Hawaii

Island.  The six week courses include five training sessions, with licensing exams

given the final week.   The first Technician License Course begins on 08 February

2019, 1830 HST, at the Aupuni Center in Hilo.  Another license class begins on

14 March 2019 at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona.  The Discovery Harbor

classes will be offered on 19 and 26 April 2019, and on 03-10-17-24 May 2019.

For details, contact Doug 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.  Thanks for

joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Russ Roberts

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.