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ARLD044 DX news
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 44 ARLD044
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 29, 2020
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD044
ARLD044 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
TURKEY, TA. Special call sign TC35FSF will be active from November
9 to 11 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Free Software
Foundation, formed in 1985 in order to promote open-source software.
Look for activity on 20 and 15 meters using SSB, PSK31 and Olivia
8/250. QSL via TA2OZQ and LoTW.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Remo, HB9SHD plans to be active as 8Q7RM from
Kandolhu Island (AS-013) from November 2 to 29. Activity will be
holiday style on various HF bands using CW, SSB and digital modes.
QSL via HB9SHD.
BELIZE, V3. Bob, W0YBS will be active as V31CO from Cay Caulker
until November 13. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters including
30, 17 and 12 meters, using CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY. QSL via W0YBS
NEW ZEALAND, ZM4. Operators Ark, ZL/EI9KC, Michael, ZL2MY, Holger,
ZL3IO, Wes, ZL3TE (W3SE), Xenia, ZL4YL and possibly Gary, ZL2IFB
will be active as ZM4T during the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi-2
entry. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog’s OQRS or direct to ZL3IO.
AFGHANISTAN, T6. Robert, S53R plans to remain in the capital city
working in his spare time as T6AA until mid-December.
CHILE, CE. CB500AM, operated by members of El Grupo Magallanes DX,
will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Strait
of Magellan on November 1 on 3685, 7138, 14230, 21330 and 28445 kHz.
Operators are Pedro, CE8PVT, Walter, CE8MGZ, Alfonso, CE8APC,
Carlos, CD8CKV, Ricardo, CD8RFU, and Giovanni, CD8GOO. QSL via
MOROCCO, CN. CN45MS from Oujda commemorates the 45th anniversary of
the Green March, from November 1 to 7. QSL via RW6HS.
SPAIN, EA. The URE section San Fernando (EA7URF) joins the Strait
of Magellan celebrations with the call sign AM500ETS until November
8. They are QRV on HF on SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via
EA7URF, direct or via the bureau, LoTW, eQSL.
FRANCE, F. Members of the Radio Club Vendeen (F6KUF) will be active
with the call sign TM9VG from November 1 to 15 celebrating the 9th
Vendee Globe, a single-handed non-stop yacht race around the world.
QSL via F6KUF to the bureau or F5OEV direct. Also, TM50CDG operated
by Michel, F8GGZ, will be QRV from November 9 to 22 to mark 130
years since the birth of Charles de Gaulle, who died 50 years ago.
Michel plans to be on 160 to 20 meters using SSB and CW. He plans a
bureau card blast for all the QSOs.
ENGLAND, G. Members of the Rotary International Fellowship are
currently operating as GB0RPP to promote World Polio Day and raise
awareness of the Polio Plus organization. They will be QRV until
November 7. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically with a bureau
QSL. Cards are managed by G3LUW and G3SZF.
ECUADOR, HD. The Azuay Radio Club celebrates the 200th anniversary
of the city Cuenca from October 31 to November 3 with the call sign
HD200C. Also, members of the HC DX Group plan to operate as HD1X
from October 31 to November 3 from a tropical rain forest in the
Choco region. They will be QRV on HF using SSB, SSTV, FT8 and FT4.
QSL via EC5R direct.
ITALY, I. The ARI Fidenza Club (IQ4FE) puts a number of special
event call signs on the air during 2020 to commemorate the life and
achievements of Guglielmo Marconi. During November, II4RVT
commemorates the beginnings of Radio Vatican in 1931. QSL via
BELGIUM, ON. Special event station OP20FENIKS honors the memory of
the women and men who were involved in the reconstruction efforts in
and around Westhoek after the end of World War I. Look for them on
HF on SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL to ON5YL direct or via the
NETHERLANDS, PA. Frank, PF1SCT honors the memory of rock guitarist
Eddie Han Halen (1955-2020) with the call sign PA5150EVH, until
January 31, 2021. QSL via the bureau to PF1SCT. Also, look for
Ray, PA5DX and Wim, PD8DX to be activating PA20XMAS, PD20SANTA and
PD20HNY during the 2020 Christmas Holiday Season. There will be no
QSLs but an award will be offered.
POLAND, SP. The club station SP6PRT in Wroclaw celebrates its 60th
anniversary with the call sign SP60PRT until the end of 2020. QSL
CANADA, VE. Michael, VE3NOO celebrates the founding of the Hudson
Bay Company 350 years ago with the call sign XM3B. He will be QRV
through November. QSL via VE3NOO, direct or via the bureau.
FINLAND, OH. Members of the Market Reef Christmas DX Association
(OH9A gang) will be operating special event station OG1XMAS on all
bands and modes from November 29 to December 26. QSL via LoTW and
HAWAII, KH6. Jim, N6TJ will travel to the KH7M station on the Big
Island for the CQWW DX CW Contest. He plans to be a single op, all
band entry. QSL via KH6ZM.
SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, DT8. Lee, DS4NMJ plans to be active again
from the King Se-Jong Korean Antarctic Base on King George Island as
DT8A sometime in 2021. Activity will be on various HF bands using
CW, SSB and FT8, with 100 watts. QSL via DS5TOS.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Zombie Shuffle CW, Russian WW
MultiMode Contest, UK/EI DX Contest, North American SSB Sprint,
Silent Key Memorial Contest CW and Classic Exchange CW are all on
tap for this weekend. Please see October QST, page 69, the ARRL
Contest Calendar and WA7BNM Contest websites for details.