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ARLD002 DX news

ZCZC AE02
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 2  ARLD002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 9, 2020
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD002
ARLD002 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CO3JK, W4GKR, 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.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Wolfgang, DL5MAE is QRV as 3W2MAE from Phan Thiet.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

CUBA, CO.  Special event station CO0CW is QRV during January to
celebrate the 5th anniversary of Group CW of Cuba.  Activity is on
40 and 20 meters.  QSL via CO3JK.

ENGLAND, G.  John, M0XIG is QRV with special call sign GB200FN until
February 3 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of
Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.  QSL direct to
home call.

ECUADOR, HC.  Jon, EA1VE is QRV as HC2JKT from Puna Island, IOTA
SA-034, until January 30.  Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using SSB.
QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA.  Members of the JARL Okinawa Branch are QRV with special
event station 8N6SHURI during 2020 while supporting the
reconstruction of Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage building
that burned down on October 2019.  QSL via bureau.

BULGARIA, LZ.  Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are
QRV with special call sign LZ1908IK during January to honor the
memory of Bulgarian saints.  QSL via bureau.

BRAZIL, PY.  A group of operators will be QRV as ZW6C from Tinhare
Island, IOTA SA-080, from January 16 to 19.  Activity will be on 40,
20 and 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL direct to PY6TV.

PALAU, T8.  Operators JI3DNN, JH3LSS, JA3HJI, JA3IVU, JA3ARJ and
JA3AVO are QRV as T88CZ, T88DK, T88DN, T88ED, T88EF and T88MB,
respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from January 15 to 23.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters.  QSL to home calls.

COSTA RICA, TI.  Rich, W4GKR will be QRV as TI5/W4GKR beginning
January 14 to February 4.  Activity will be holiday style on 160 to
6 meters using mostly digital modes and possibly slow CW.  QSL to
home call.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N.  Janusz, SP9FIH will be QRV as VK9NK from
January 12 to April 12.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M.  Duane, WV2B is QRV as VP2MDT until January 15.
Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB.  QSL
direct to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5.  David, KM3T is QRV as VP5/KM3T from
Providenciales Island, IOTA NA-002, until January 14.  Activity is
holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW and possibly FT8.  This
includes being an entry in the North American CW QSO Party.  QSL to
home call.

INDIA, VU.  Members of the West Bengal Radio Club are QRV as 8T2G
from Sagar Island, IOTA AS-153, until January 17 during the annual
pilgrimage of people to the Ganges Delta.  QSL via VU2NRO.

SERBIA, YU.  Members of the Serbian CW Club are QRV with special
call YT50SCWC during 2020 to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary.
QSL via YU1MM.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand
Cayman, IOTA NA-016, from January 11 to 19.  Activity will be on the
HF bands.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming North
American SSB QSO Party.  QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The North American CW QSO Party, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YB DX SSB
Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA
PSK63 Prefix Contest, NRAU-Baltic Contest, DARC 10-Meter Contest,
The IQRP Quarterly Marathon and the RSGB AFS Data Contest are all on
tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Classic CW Exchange runs from January 12 to 15.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for January
13.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 15.

Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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/EX

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 25 January 2020, 0930 HST to 1400 HST, at the Waimea Community Center near the ballfield just off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea.  VE testing begins at 1300 HST. For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at wh6n@arrl.net

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) will hold its next meeting this Saturday, 11 January 2020, 1400 HST, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island.

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