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DX News — ARRL DX Bulletin #40:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on October 10, 2019
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DX News — ARRL DX Bulletin #40:ZCZC AE40
DX Bulletin 40 ARLD040
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 10, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLD040 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by HK6O, 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.

ZAMBIA, 9J. Mario, IK1MYT is QRV as 9J2MYT from Lusaka until June 2020. Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL to home call.

AZORES, CU. Operators DG0OHD, DG5AA, DK8YY, DL1AOB, DL1AWD, DL7ZZ and DL8ALU will be QRV as CT8/home calls from Graciosa Island, IOTA EU-175, from October 13 to 21. During the upcoming Worked All Germany contest they will be active as CR2Y. QSL CR2Y via DH7WW and all others to home calls.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Philippe, F1DUZ will be QRV as FG4KH from October 14 to 29. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

MAYOTTE, FH. Willy, DJ7RJ will be QRV as FH/DJ7RJ from October 15 to November 3. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

COLOMBIA, HK. Special event station 5K6MZL is QRV from Manizales until October 14 in celebration of the 170th anniversary of the city of Manizales. Activity is on 160 to 2 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via bureau. In addition, look for special event stations 5J500LDV, 5J500L, 5J500D and 5J500V to be QRV from October 16 to 30 in remembrance of 500 years of the passing of Leonardo da Vinci. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via bureau.

SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA, HK0. A large group of operators will be QRV as 5K0K from San Andres Island, IOTA NA-033, from October 15 to 30. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via OK6DJ.

JAPAN, JA. Markus, DJ4EL will be QRV as JR6/DJ4EL from Yomitan, Okinawa, IOTA AS-017, from October 13 to 25. Activity will be on 20 meters. He also plans to visit other islands and maybe be active on other bands as well. QSL to home call.

SVLBARD, JW. Operators Erling, LA6VM, Halvard, LA7XK and Just, LA9DL are QRV as JW6VM, JW7XK, and JW9DL, respectively, from Longyearbyen, IOTA EU-026, until October 14. They will be active as JW5X in the Scandinavian Activity SSB contest. QSL JW5X via LA5X and all others to home calls.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PH100ADL is QRV until the end of 2019 to commemorate the first commercial flight in the Netherlands 100 years ago. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via bureau.

PALAU, T8. Operators JH7IPR, JQ6FQI and JA6KYU are QRV as T88UW, T88WM and T88HS, respectively, from Koror, IOTA OC-009, until October 16. Activity is on the HF bands and 6 metersd using CW, AM, SSB, FSK, FT8 and FT4. This includes being an entry in the Oceania DX CW contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Vlado, UA0LCZ is QRV as UA0LCZ/p from Popov Island, IOTA AS-066, until October 14. Activity is on 80 to 17 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. John, W5JON will be QRV as V47JA from St. Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from October 16 to 22. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

BERMUDA, VP9. Josh, W9HT will be QRV as W9HT/VP9 from Hamilton Parish from October 12 to 15. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL to home call.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. James, Z81C is QRV from Juba while working for a non-governmental organization for the next 18 months. Activity is mostly on SSB. QSL via operator’s instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Makrothen RTTY Contest, Oceania DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, QRP ARCI Fall CW QSO Party, Nevada QSO Party, Microwave Fall Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Scandinavian Activity SSB Contest, Pennsylvania QSO Party, Arizona QSO Party, FISTS Fall Unlimited CW Sprint, South Dakota QSO Party, PODXS 070 Club 160-Meter Great Pumpkin Sprint, UBA ON 80-Meter CW Contest and UBA ON 6-meter Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint and RSGB 80-Meter Autumn CW Series are scheduled for October 14.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for October 16.

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 October QST page 90 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The National Weather Service will conduct Skywarn Storm Spotter Training on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 1000 to 1200 HST, at the Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo.  To register, go here:


Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) will offer one more free Technician License Class this year.  The class begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island.  Contact Doug at:


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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section