The ARRL Letter for March 21, 2019


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

Content supplied by HQ ARRL, 225 Main Street, Newington, CT, 06111.

Accessed on 22 March 2019, 0245 UTC, Post 907.

Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).

This post also contains the latest ARRL DX News, which will follow “The ARRL Letter” summary.

Source:  http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2019-03-21

Source:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm#inbox/FMfcgxwBWKbBjrlcTjBSwKVKHhMWKrQ

This refers to the email I received from HQ ARRL and W1AW.

The ARRL Letter for March 21, 2019.

To read the full edition of “The ARRL Letter”, please click the first link.  Here are the main topics discussed in the current issue of “The ARRL Letter”:

 

  • The Two “Entry-Level” Petitions Now Accepting Comments are Very Different
  • FCC Adopts New Rules for Spectrum above 95 GHz
  • So Now What?
  • Scammers Exploiting Gmail “Dot” Accounts
  • 3Y0I DXpedition Team Has Departed for Bouvet Island
  • FCC Cites Amateur Service Rule Violations in Unlicensed Broadcasting Case
  • Just Ahead in Radiosport
  • The K7RA Solar Update
  • HAARP Gearing Up for its Spring Research Campaign
  • Survey: FT8 Growing as DX Mode in an Era of Waning Propagation
  • IARU Represents Amateur Radio at WRC-19 Preparatory Meeting
  • In Brief….
  • Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
  • ARLD012 DX News.

  • Here is the complete text of the ARLD012 DX News Bulletin from W1AW and HQ ARRL.  The source of this bulletin is the second ARRL link mentioned above:
  • ARRL Web site

    12:37 PM (3 hours ago)

     to me
    “SB DX @ ARL $ARLD012
    ARLD012 DX newsZCZC AE12
    QST de W1AW
    DX Bulletin 12  ARLD012
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT  March 21, 2019
    To all radio amateurs

    SB DX ARL ARLD012
    ARLD012 DX news

    This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
    AC8W, KK9A, W2TT, WB0TEV, 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.

    GEORGIA, 4L.  Luc, F5RAV will be QRV as 4L/F5RAV from March 26 to
    April 2.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  This includes being an
    entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB Contest.  QSL direct to
    home call.

    UGANDA, 5X.  Members of the Italian DXpedition Team are QRV as 5X3C
    until March 25.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and
    RTTY.  They are active as 5X3E using FT8.  QSL direct to I2YSB.

    SENEGAL, 6W.  Elvira, IV3FSG is QRV as 6W/IV3FSG from Thies, near
    Dakar, until April 16 while working for the Informatici Senza
    Frontiere organization.  Activity is in her spare time on 80 to 10
    meters using SSB and possible digital modes.  QSL via IK3GES.

    JUAN FERNANDES ISLAND, CE0.  A group of operators are QRV as XR0ZRC
    from Robinson Crusoe Island, IOTA SA-005, until April 3.  Activity
    is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL direct to R7AL.

    NORTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Dagmar, DM7PQ and Rainer, DL1AUZ are QRV as
    E51NPQ and E51AUZ, respectively, from Manihiki Island, IOTA OC-014,
    until March 25.  Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using
    only CW.  QSL to home calls.

    NIEU, E6.  Janusz, SP9FIH is QRV as E6AF until April 25.  Activity
    is on 160 to 15 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL to home call.

    FRENCH GUIANA, FY.  Hartwig, DL7BC is QRV as TO2BC near Cayenne
    until April 2.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, with some
    RTTY and PSK, and with CW on request, depending on operating
    conditions.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World
    Wide DX SSB contest.  QSL to home call.

    BONAIRE, PJ4.  John, KK9A will be QRV as PJ4/KK9A from March 24 to
    31.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  He will
    be active as PJ4R in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.
    QSL both calls via WD9DZV.

    BELIZE, V3.  Victor, WB0TEV will be QRV as V31VP from the Maya Hill
    Lodge from March 28 to April 2.  Activity will be on the HF bands,
    with an emphasis on 160 and 80 meters using slow CW, SSB, RTTY and
    FT8.  This includes being a Single Op/All Band entry in the upcoming
    CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL to home call.

    TURKS AND CAICOS, VP5.  John, AF3K and Ross, W2TT will be QRV as
    VP5/AF3K and VP5/W2TT, respectively, from Providenciales, IOTA
    NA-002, from March 26 to April 2.  They will be QRV as VP5P in the
    upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL via operators’
    instructions.

    BERMUDA, VP9.  Operators KG8CO, W8KA, KB8TXZ, N8LI and AC8W will be
    QRV as home calls/VP9 from March 28 to April 2.  Activity will be on
    the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8.  This includes being QRV as VP9I
    as a Multi/2 entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest,
    QSL via operators’ instructions, and VP9I via LoTW.

    MEXICO, XE.  Special event stations 4A3MAYA, 4B3MAYA, 4C3MAYA,
    6E3MAYA and 6F3MAYA are QRV until March 24 to mark the Equinoccio
    Maya 2019.  Activity is on the HF bands, 6 meters, and various
    satellites.  QSL via bureau.

    MYANMAR, XZ.  Yuki, JH1NBN is QRV as XZ2C until March 28.  Activity
    is on 15, 12, 10, and 6 meters using 25 watts.  QSL direct to home
    call.

    VANUATU, YJ.  Chris, VK2YUS will be QRV as YJ0CA from Efate Island,
    IOTA OC-035, from March 26 to April 2.  Activity will be holiday
    style on 40 to 15 meters.  This includes being an entry in the
    upcoming CQ World Wide WPX DX SSB contest.  QSL direct to home call.

    THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The North American SSB Sprint Contest,
    QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, FOC QSO
    Party, UK/EI DX CW Contest and the UBA Spring 6-Meter Contest are
    all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

    The UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray,
    SKCC CW Sprint and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for March
    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 March 2019 QST, page 88, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
    Web Sites for details.
    NNNN
    /EX”

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    Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).
    Public Information Coordinator
    Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section