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ARLD004 DX news

DX Bulletin 4  ARLD004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 23, 2020
To all radio amateurs

ARLD004 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
VE3FU, W2GD, 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.  Mamuka, 4L2M will be QRV as a Single Op/High Power
entry in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL via EA7FTR.

ISRAEL, 4X.  A group of operators will be QRV as 4X2M in the CQ
World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL via 4X4DZ.

THE GAMBIA, C5.  Russell, G5XW will be QRV as C5XW beginning January
28 for 10 days.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 17 meters
using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Harmon, WB4OMG will be QRV as C6AEI from Grand Bahama
Island, IOTA NA-080, in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL
to home call.

CUBA, CO.  Members of the DX Group of Cuba are QRV with special
event call sign T40DXXE until the end of January to celebrate the
15th anniversary of the Mexican DXXE Group.  Activity is on the HF
bands using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL direct to CO8ZZ.

REUNION ISLAND, FR.  Roland, F8EN will be QRV as FR/F8EN from
January 25 to March 19.  Activity will be mostly on 30 and 20 meters
using CW.  QSL via F6AJA.

ITALY, I.  Operators S50X, S51V, S52P, S54W, S56DX, S56N, S57DX and
S59A are QRV as IG9/home calls from Lampedusa, IOTA AF-019, until
January 27.  Activity is on the HF bands.  They will be active as
IG9/S59A in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL to home

CZECH REPUBLIC, OK.  A group of operators are QRV with special event
call sign OL725PLZ during 2020 to commemorate the founding of Plzen
725 years ago.  QSL direct to OK1DRQ.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Jeff, K8ND and Jim, W8WTS are QRV as PJ2ND and
PJ2/W8WTS, respectively, until February 3.  They will be active as
PJ2T in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL to home calls
and PJ2T via W3HNK.

ARUBA, P4.  Mat, DL4MM is QRV as P4/DL4MM using CW and SSB, and as
P40AA using various digital modes on the HF bands until January 29.
He will be a Single Op entry in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
contest.  QSL to home call.

TURKEY, TA.  A large group of operators will be QRV as TC0X from
Bozcaada Island, IOTA AS-099, in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
contest.  QSL via HG5DX.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA.  A group of operators will be QRV as UA7K from
Kerch in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest as a Multi/Single
entry.  QSL via LoTW.

CANADA, VE.  Operators Chris, VE3FU, Dave, VE9CB and Frank, VO1HP
are QRV as VO2AC, VO2AAA and VO1HP/VO2, respectively, from the Point
Amour Lighthouse on Labrador until January 26.  Activity is on 160,
80, 60 and 40 meters, using CW and FT8, including FM on various
Satellites from Grid Square GO11.  They will be active as VO2AC in
the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.  QSL to home calls.

MEXICO, XE.  Members of the DXXE group are QRV with special event
callsign 4A15DXXE during 2020 to celebrate the group’s 15th
anniversary.  QSL via LoTW.

INDONESIA, YB.  Members of the Grobex Team Contest Indonesia plan to
be QRV as 7A2A from Zone 28 in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
contest.  QSL via LoTW.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Stan, K5GO will be QRV as ZF5T from Brac
Island, IOTA NA-016, during the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest.
QSL via LoTW.

PARAGUAY, ZP.  Manu, ZP9MCE will be QRV in the CQ World Wide 160
Meter CW contest.  QSL via LoTW.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS.  Special event station ZS95SARL is QRV during all
of 2020 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the founding of the
South African Radio League.  Activity is on the HF, V/UHF bands and
Satellites.  QSL via bureau.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The CQ World Wide 160-Meter CW Contest,
Winter Field Day, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC
CW Sprint, Malaysia DX SSB Contest, REF CW Contest, BARTG RTTY
Sprint and UBA DX SSB Contest will certainly keep contesters busy
this upcoming weekend.

The QCX CW Challenge is scheduled for January 27.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, Phone Fray and
QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 29.

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

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Lots of interesting events are happening this Saturday on Hawaii Island.

ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni has more:


This Saturday is ARRL Winter Field Day.  Look for Kauai and Maui clubs
that will be deploying stations.  Thanks to Jim Pilgram (NH6HI) for his
info about the Kauai club plans and Tripp Hill (WH6FAM) for the Maui

Join their events or operate from your home QTH.

The contest is a 24-hour event.  The rules are here:


Steve Milner (WH6N) reminds the Big Island of Hawaii International Swap
meet will be Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Waimea Community Center,
next to the ball field off Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).

08:00 am – Breakfast at Hawaiian Style Café.
09:00 am – Vendor setup.
09:30 am – Doors open to public.
11:00 am – EMCOMM forum.
12:00 pm – Swap meet closes
13:00 pm – VE testing (a good time to upgrade your license).
14:00 pm – Event comes to a close

The ARRL Section will be there.


Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) brought this to our attention.  He passed on
“Doug Grant, K1DG just came out with a book on contesting. The teaser
pages are interesting alone. Don’t let the title fool you. Doug is one
of the best.”

It is available on Kindle too!


The ARRL has made us all aware that we now have a monthly magazine being
produced for new Amateurs.  I had favorable comments from a couple of
Hawaii Amateurs, so decided to read the first edition myself.  I like
the contents and presentation formats.  It is worth a read.  Check it
out and if you agree pass it on to new hams in your area.


Looking forward to a great 2020!

ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A

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Aloha es 73 from Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

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