The ARRL Letter for March 7, 2019

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Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio report are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Accessed on 08 March 2019, 0545 UTC, Post 890.


Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).

Please click the link to read the full “ARRL Letter” for 07 March 2019.

Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of “The ARRL Letter”:

  • Demand is High as New ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communications Courses Open
  • New ARRL Podcast Geared Toward Newcomers to Amateur Radio Debuts Today
  • GPS Network May Experience Errors in “Week Number” Rollback
  • The Doctor Will See You Now!
  • Technical Paper Raises Visibility of Wireless Power Transmission Interference Potential
  • Just Ahead in Radiosport
  • The K7RA Solar Update
  • ARISS to Auction HF/50 MHz Transceiver, ARRL Handbook Boxed Set
  • FCC Takes a New Tack in Combatting Unlicensed Radio Broadcasting
  • NASA Science Live Program Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes
  • Some Stormy Seas for Competitive Sailors Using HF Amateur Radio
  • In Brief…
  • Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
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  • ARLD010 DX News:

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  • ZCZC AE10
    QST de W1AW
    DX Bulletin 10  ARLD010
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT  March 7, 2019
    To all radio amateurs

    ARLD010 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.

    MAURITANIA, 5T.  Johannes, PA5X is QRV as 5T5PA from Nouadhibou for
    the next 6 months.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using SSB, RTTY
    and FT8.  QSL to home call.

    LESOTHO, 7P.  A group of operators are QRV as 7P8LB until March 16
    from the Molengoane Lodge.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW,
    SSB and FT8 with two to three stations active.  QSL via M0OXO.

    BARBADOS, 8P.  Dick, G3RWL will be QRV as 8P6DR from March 13 to
    April 17.  Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using
    CW and some RTTY.  QSL to home call.

    GHANA, 9G.  A group of operators are QRV as 9G2DX until March 20.
    Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8.  They plan to be
    active from three different WWFF locations.  QSL via M0OXO.

    BAHAMAS, C6.  Dom, M1KTA is QRV as C6AKT from Eleuthera, IOTA
    NA-001, until March 16.  Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters
    using only CW.  This includes being an entry in the RSGB
    Commonwealth CW Contest.  QSL to home call.

    JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND, CE0.  A group of operators will be QRV as
    XR0ZRC from Robinson Crusoe Island, IOTA SA-005, from March 9 to
    April 3.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using all modes, and
    with four stations active.  QSL via R7AL.

    MADEIRA ISLAND, CT3.  Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF are QRV as
    CT9/home calls until April 3.  Activity is on the HF bands,
    including 60 meters, using CW and FT8.  QSL to home calls.

    ANGOLA, D2.  Gabriel, D2EB has been QRV on 40 and 30 meters using CW
    around 0400z and 2230z, respectively.  QSL via IZ3RTU.

    FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO.  Karel, OK2ZI is QRV as FO/OK2ZI from Tahiti,
    IOTA OC-046, until March 12.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using
    CW, SSB, FT8 and other digital modes.  QSL to home call.

    SUDAN, ST.  Arik, EK6DO is QRV as ST2/EK6DO from Khartoum while
    working here.  He hopes to soon have the call sign ST2DO.  Activity
    is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via K6EID.

    SOMALIA, T5.  Ali, EP3CQ works for the United Nations in African
    Union Mission to Somalia in Mogadishu, and is QRV as 6O1OO until
    March 24.  Activity is limited to his spare time on 40 to 10 meters
    using SSB and FT8.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

    BELIZE, V3.  Iain, G4SGX is QRV as V31GX and is active on the low
    bands using CW.  This includes being an entry in the RSGB
    Commonwealth CW Contest.  QSL to home call.

    VIET NAM, XV.  Jacek, SP5APW will be QRV as XV9JK from Phu Quy
    Island, IOTA AS-157, from March 10 to 16.  Activity will be on 40,
    30, 20 and 17 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL to home call.

    SERBIA, YU.  Members of the Amateur Radio Club Banjica in the
    capital of Belgrade are QRV as YU125VS during the month of March to
    celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of Vojvoda Stepa, a
    primary school in Belgrade.  QSL via operators’ instructions.

    CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Colin, G4CWH is QRV as ZF2CA until March 11.
    Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  This includes
    being an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest.  QSL to home

    THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge,
    North American RTTY Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox
    Hunt, NCCC Sprint, YB DX RTTY Contest, SARL VHF/UHF Analogue
    Contest, RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon,
    F9AA SSB Cup, South America 10 Meter Contest, AGCW QRP Contest,
    Oklahoma QSO Party, EA PSK63 Contest, TESLA Memorial HF CW Contest,
    QCWA QSO Party, Idaho QSO Party, UBA 2-Meter Spring Contest,
    Wisconsin QSO Party and WAB 3.5 MHz Phone/CW will certainly keep
    contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

    The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for March

    The CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship, AWA
    John Rollins Memorial DX CW Contest, Phone Fray and 40-Meter QRP CW
    Fox Hunt are scheduled for March 13.

    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 March 2019 QST, page 88, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
    Web Sites for details.

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