ARLD008 DX News and The ARRL Letter, 21 Feb 2019


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This report contains the latest DX News and lists the main topics discussed in “The ARRL Letter for February 21, 2019.

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DX Bulletin 8  ARLD008
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 21, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLD008 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA4NC, F4EBK, W2AIV, W3UR, WB2REM, 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.

MAURITANIA, 5T.  Johannes, PA5X is QRV as 5T5PA from Nouadhibou and
is here for six months.  Activity is in his spare time on 160 to 6
meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via LoTW.

SENEGAL, 6W.  Willy, ON4AVT is QRV as 6W7/ON4AVT from Warang until
March 30.  Activity is on the HF bands, including 60 meters, using
CW, PSK, and possibly FT8.  QSL to home call.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Christian, F4EBK is QRV as DU3/F4EBK from Luzon
Island, IOTA OC-042, until March 31.  Activity is on 20, 15 and 10
meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

NEW CALEDONIA, GK.  Arnaud, JG1XMV will be QRV as FK/JG1XMV from
Grand Terre Island, IOTA OC-032, from February 23 to March 10.  This
also includes a visit to Mare Island, IOTA OC-033, and a few other
islands as well.  Activity will be on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters using
only SSB.  QSL to home call.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8.  A group of operators will be QRV as HD8M
from Santa Cruz Island, IOTA SA-004, from February 27 to March 6.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, including 60 meters, using CW,
SSB, and FT8 in DXpedition mode.  This includes being active in the
upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest.  QSL via WB2REM.

San Andres Island, IOTA NA-049, until February 27.  Activity is on
80, 40, 20 and 6 meters using only SSB.  QSL to home call.

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

HONDURAS, HR.  Dennis, W1UE is QRV as either HQ9X or W1UE/HR9 from
Roatan Island, IOTA NA 057, until February 26.  He is QRV as HQ9X in
the CQ World Wide 160 Meter SSB contest.  Activity includes being on
160 and 80 meters during his evening hours, as well as 60 meters.
QSL via KQ1F.

TUVALU, T2.  Tony, 3D2AG is QRV as T2AR until February 27.  He is
active in his spare time on 160, 80, 60 and 40 meters using CW, with
some SSB, RTTY and FT8.  Tili, T2AT is also active during these days
using FT8.  QSL T2AR to home call and T2AT via N7MSI.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32.  Ken, KH6QJ will be QRV as T32AZ from Kirimati
Island, IOTA OC-024, from February 28 to March 5.  Activity will be
on the HF bands.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming ARRL
International DX SSB contest.  QSL to home call.

TURKEY, TA.  Members of the Giresun Radio Amateur and Sports Club
are QRV with special event call TC10GITRAD until the end of 2019 to
celebrate the club’s 10th anniversary.  QSL via bureau.

BELIZE, V3.  Will, AA4NC is QRV as V31NC from Placencia until March
13.  Activity is holiday style on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and possibly FT8.  This includes being a Single Op/All Band entry in
the upcoming ARRL International DX SSB contest.  QSL via EA5GL.  In
addition, George, W2AIV will also be QRV as V31GF from Placencia
from February 23 to March 2.  Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters,
and possibly 15 and 10 meters, using SSB with some CW and PSK31.
QSL via LoTW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest, North
American RTTY QSO Party, North American Collegiate RTTY
Championship, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC
Sprint CW Ladder, REF SSB Contest, UBA DX CW Contest, South Carolina
QSO Party, High Speed Club CW Contest, Classic Phone Exchange, SARL
Digital Contest and North Carolina QSO Party are all on tap for this

The SKCC CW Sprint, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT CW
Test, Phone Fray and The QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for
February 27.

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.

The ARRL Letter for February 21, 2019
Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of “The ARRL Letter”:
Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).

Brief ARRL Website Outage Planned for Wednesday, February 27

Some services on the ARRL website may be interrupted briefly on Wednesday, February 27, sometime between 1100 UTC and 1300 UTC. This outage is to accommodate a hardware test of the existing failover system for all systems behind the Rackspace firewall. Affected systems are the main website, including the ARRL Store and contesting-related pages. Logbook of The World (LoTW), email, and all other Headquarters services will not be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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