ARLD011 DX news


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Top Story:  A review of this week’s and upcoming DX-peditions throughout the world.

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ARLD011 DX news

DX Bulletin 11  ARLD011
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  March 12, 2020
To all radio amateurs

ARLD011 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.

MAURITIUS, 3B8.  Nigel, G3TXF is QRV as 3B8XF until March 28.  This
includes being an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth contest.  QSL via

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Noel, F6BGC is QRV as 8Q7NC from Veligandu Island,
IOTA AS-013, until March 21.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via LoTW.

GHANA, 9G.  Alan, G3XAQ is QRV as 9G5XA from Accra.  Activity is on
160 to 10 meters using CW.  This includes being an entry in the RSGB
Commonwealth contest.  His length of stay is unknown.  QSL direct to

KUWAIT, 9K.  Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are QRV as
9K2F from Failaka Island, IOTA AS-118, until March 15.  QSL via

BAHRAIN, A9.  Special event station A91GP is QRV until March 22 to
celebrate the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.  QSL via A92AA.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0.  Mike, VE7ACN will be QRV as CE0Y/VE7ACN from
March 19 to 30.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly
160 meters if conditions permit, using mainly CW.  QSL to home call.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Lenny, N7MOT is QRV as DU6/N7MOT from Panay
Island, IOTA OC-129.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using SSB and
FT8.  He is generally active on 80 and 40 meters around 1200 to
1600z, and 20 meters between 2300 and 0300z.  QSL via LoTW.

SPAIN, EA.  Special event station EH3DWN will be QRV from March 14
to 21 to mark World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.  QSL via LoTW.

NORTHERN IRELAND, GI.  Special event calls GB0SPD, GB2SPD and GB4SPD
will be QRV from March 16 to 18 during the St. Patrick’s Day On The
Air operating event.  QSL via operators’ instructions.

LITHUANIA, LY.  Special event stations LY11LY and LY30LY are QRV
during March to celebrate Lithuania’s independence.  QSL LY11LY via
LY2QT and LY30LY via LY5A.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Andreas, DK5ON will be QRV as PJ2/DK5ON from March 15
to 31.  Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters, including 60 meters,
using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and FT4.  This includes being entries in
the upcoming Russian DX and CQ World Wide WPX contests.  QSL to home

ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS, PY0S.  Look for PQ0S to be QRV from
March 14 to 16.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB
and various digital modes.  QSL via PP5BZ.

SLOVENIA, S5.  Members of Radio Club Cerkno are QRV with special
event call S500E for all of 2020 to mark half a million QSOs made
from the S50E station.  QSL via LoTW.

SEYCHELLES, S7.  Nick, G7EQM is QRV as S79EQM until March 29.
Activity is holiday style on 20 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL to
home call.

BELIZE, V3.  Iain, G4SGX is QRV as V31GX.  This includes being an
entry in the RSGB Commonwealth contest.  QSL via M0OXO.

NAMIBIA, V5.  Pat, KI4SVM will be QRV as V5/KI4SVM from March 14 to
28.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW and
SSB.  This may include being active from SOTA references as well.
QSL to home call.

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

NEW ZEALAND, ZL.  Frank, ZL2BR, Geoff, ZL3GA, Phil, ZL3PAH and Paul,
ZL4TT will be QRV as ZM2B in the RSGB Commonwealth contest.  QSL via

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt,
NCCC Sprint, YB DX RTTY Contest, RSGB Commonwealth Contest, SARL
VHF/UHF Analogue Contest, F9AA SSB Cup, South America 10 Meter
Contest, AGCW QRP CW Contest, Oklahoma QSO Party, EA PSK63 Contest,
TESLA Memorial HF CW Contest, QCWA QSO Party, Idaho QSO Party, QRP
ARCI Spring Thaw SSB Shootout, North American RTTY Sprint, UBA
Spring 2-Meter Contest, Wisconsin QSO Party and Run for the Bacon
QRP CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming

The Bucharest Digital FT4 Contest and RSGB FT4 Contest Series are
scheduled for March 16.

The CLARA Chatter Party is scheduled for March 17.

The 40-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are scheduled for March

Please see March QST, page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News;

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs volunteers to provide communications support for the Sunday, 15 March 2020 Hilo Marathon.  PERC also is looking for a ham with a vehicle equipped with a mobile radio to serve as “runner”between aid stations.  For details, contact Bob Gomez (KB6EGA) at

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section (breaking Amateur/Ham Radio News)

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