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QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 2 ARLD002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 14, 2021
To all radio amateurs
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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
LU5AG, 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.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Massimo, IZ5KID is QRV as 8Q7MM from Male and is here
until around January 23 while on work assignment. Activity is in
his spare time on 40, 30, 20 and 15 meters using FT8. QSL to home
ZAMBIA, 9J. Brian, 9J2BO is usually active on 40 meters using CW
from 0330 to 0500z. QSL via EA5GL.
ANDORRA, C3. Joan, C31US is usually QRV on 40 meters using CW
between 0700 and 0800z. QSL to home call.
BOLIVIA, CP. Antonio, EA5RM is QRV as CP1XRM from San Ignacio de
Moxos until January 26. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and
various digital modes. QSL to home call.
ANTARCTICA. Operators Taka, JA1AGS and Hiro, JH7JCX are QRV as
8J1RL from Syowa Station, IOTA AN-015, until the end of January.
Activity is on 40 to 15 meters using mainly FT8. QSL via bureau.
SVALBARD, JW. Erling, LB2PG is QRV as JW/LB2PG from Bear Island,
IOTA EU-027, until June 1. Activity is on 80 to 20 meters using
SSB. QSL to home call.
ALASKA, KL7. As part of the Alaska RST QSO Party 2021, stations
K7ICE, KL7CCN, KL7JR, KL7RST, KL7RST/KL7, VE8RST/KL7, VY0RST/KL7,
and VY1RST/KL7 are QRV until February 15 from various regions here.
QSL via operators’ instructions.
ARGENTINA, LU. Members of AMSAT Argentina will be QRV as LU7AA from
January 16 to 24 to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the launch
of Satellite LO-19. Activity will be on the HF bands and V/UHF
bands using CW, SSB, various digital modes, SSTV, and FM on various
satellites. QSL direct to LU7AA.
BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ1340B is QRV to celebrate the
1340th anniversary of the First Bulgarian Empire. QSL via LZ3SM.
NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PC19HOPE is QRV until March
10 to support efforts in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. QSL via
SEYCHELLES, S7. Ravi, S79VU has been QRV on 40 meters using FT8
around 0145z. QSL via N4NGR.
POLAND, SP. Members of the SEDINA Contest Club are QRV with special
event call sign SQ0MORSE from Szczecin until April 30 to celebrate
the 230th anniversary of the birth of Samuel F. B. Morse. Activity
is on various HF bands. QSL via SP1EG.
WESTERN KIRIBATI, T30. Jack, T30TM has been QRV on 20 meters using
SSB around 0530z. QSL via VK1TX.
GABON, TR. Alain, TR8CA has been QRV using CW and RTTY on 20 meters
between 1600 and 1730z. QSL via F6CBC.
MALI, TZ. Jeff, TZ4AM has been QRV on 30 and 17 meters using CW
between 1745 and 2000z. QSL via W0SA.
EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station R170SG is QRV until the
end of January to celebrate the founding 170 years ago of the
province Samara. QSL via operators’ instructions.
INDIA, VU. Members of the West Bengal Radio Club are QRV as AT2GSI
from Sagar Island, IOTA AS-153, until January 16 recognizing a Hindu
pilgrimage to the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of
Bengal. QSL via operators’ instructions.
UK SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS, ZC4. Garry, 2M1DHG is QRV as
ZC4GR for the next few years. Activity is mainly on 40 to 10 meters
using SSB and FT8, and possibly SSTV, PSK31 and WSPR in his spare
time. QSL via EB7DX.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pete, K8PGJ is QRV as ZF2PG until January 17.
He is active using SSB and plans to be an entry in the North
American SSB QSO Party. QSL to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL January VHF Contest, North
American SSB QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt,
NCCC CW Sprint Ladder, Hungarian DX Contest, PRO Digi Contest, RSGB
AFS SSB Contest, RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint, North America Collegiate
SSB Championship, WAB 1.8 MHz Phone and the Run for the Bacon QRP CW
Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The K1USN Slow Speed CW Test and OK1WC CW Memorial are scheduled for
The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are
scheduled for January 19.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, 40-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt and Phone Weekly
Test Fray are scheduled for January 20.
Please see January 2021 QST, page 75, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
contest web sites for details.