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SB DX @ ARL $ARLD017 ARLD017 DX news ZCZC AE17 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 17 ARLD017 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 23, 2020 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD017 ARLD017 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. CAMBODIA, XU. Chenxing, BG9XD is active as XU7AMG from Phnom Penh until June 14. Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via BG9XD direct. AZERBAIJAN, 4J0/4K0. Members of the Federation of Radiosport have activated two special event stations, 4J0STAYHOME and 4K0STAYHOME, during the COVID-19 crisis. The length of the activity was not mentioned. QSL to DC9RI via DARC or direct. MOROCCO, CN20. A group of operators will be using the COVID-19 Awareness special event call sign CN20SH until April 30. QSL via RW6HS. NORTHERN IRELAND, GB1. Stevie, MI0GTA has activated special event station GB1SOS from Co Derry until May 11. Activity is to thank all health care workers who put their lives at risk every day during the pandemic crisis. Operations will be on 20 to 10 meters using SSB. See QRZ.com for QSL details. PERU, OA7. Yuri, N3QQ will be active as OA7/N3QQ from Machu Picchu from August 6 to 12. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands. QSL via N7RO. GREECE, SZ3. Members of the Association of Radio Amateurs of the Western Peloponnese (ERDYP) are active as SZ3STAYHOME during this health crisis. QSL via LoTW, e-QSL or QRZ.com. UNITED STATES, W2. Look for special event station W2H to be operating during its inaugural year in honor of World Pulmonary Hypertension Day 2020 on May 5. They will be QRV on 80, 40 and 20 meters using SSB, FT8/FT4 as well as other bands and modes as conditions permit. Check the QRZ.com page for a more detailed operating schedule. EASTER ISLAND, XR0. Hans-Martin, DK2HM will be QRV as XR0YHM from August 27 to September 7. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and the digital modes. QSL via DK2HM, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS, eQSL or LoTW. BRAZIL, ZW8. Special event call sign ZW8THANKS is a tribute to health care professionals fighting COVID-19. Activity will be on all bands and modes including the satellites. QSL via direct, eQSL or LoTW. SOUTH KOREA, HL. South Korea celebrates the 40th anniversary of the May 18 Democratic Uprising with special event station D73M. Activity will be on all bands and modes from May 1 to 31. QSL via HL4CCM. CANADA, VE. For the next two months Ian, VO2IR will be operating with special call CH2IR to remind all of the COVID-19 pandemic and friendly reminder to stay home. Also, XN1BOA will be operated by members of the Grassroots HAM Radio Club, commemorating the end of the Battle of the Atlantic 75 years ago. Look for them from April 25 to May 15. CROATIA, 9A. Members of the Hrvatski radioamaterski Savez are celebrating World Amateur Radio Day with special call sign 9A20WARD until April 30. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. ENGLAND, G. Members of the Bury Radio Society urge everyone to "Wash Your Hands". They are using the call sign GB9WYH until May 11 on SSB, FM, FT4, FT8 and CW. HUNGARY, HA. The following special event calls will be active until May 15: HG20ST, HG20AY, HG20AT, HG20HO, and HG20ME. QSL via bureau or LoTW. AUSTRIA, OE. The Documentary Archive for the History of Radio Communication and Electronic Media special event station OE20M marks Marconi's birthday from April 24 to 26. QSL via bureau to OE1WHC or direct. STAY AT HOME. More COVID-19 special event call signs include 4J0STAYHOME, 4K0STAYHOME, 8C2WFH, CB3SH, CN20SH, CV7STAYHOME, II9SH, OE1STAYHOME, OP2STAYHOME, OR20STAYHOME, OR8STAYHOME, OS0STAYHOME, YO19STAYHOME, Z60STAYHOME and ZW8THANKS. BRUNEI, V8. Members of the Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association are celebrating World Amateur Radio Day with the call sign V84SAR until May 2 on HF using SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via direct with the info at QRZ.COM. AUSTRALIA, VK. The Wireless Institute of Australia celebrates its 110th anniversary and World Amateur Radio Day with the following call signs over the next six months: VK1WIA, VK2WIA, VK3WIA, VK4WIA, VK5WIA, VK6WIA, VK7WIA, VK8WIA and VI110WIA. QSL via LoTW, eQSL. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The 10-10 International Spring Contest, Digital, SP DX RTTY Contest, Helvetia Contest, Florida QSO Party and the BARTG Sprint 75 are all on tap for this weekend. The QCX Challenge is on April 27 and the UKEICC 80 Meter Contest is on April 29. Please see April 2020 QST, page 71 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details. NNNN /EX