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ARLD005 DX news
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 5 ARLD005
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 4, 2021
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD005
ARLD005 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
KUWAIT, 9K. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are QRV as
9K60NLD during all of February to celebrate Kuwait’s independence.
All stations from Kuwait may also use the prefix 9K60 during this
time. QSL 9K60NLD via 9K2RA.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DC220GERKE
is QRV until the end of April to commemorate the 220th birthday of
Clemens Gerke, a German pioneer of telegraphy who revised Morse Code
to its present form. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via DJ6SI.
SCOTLAND, GM. Gareth, M0MOL is QRV as MM0MOL/p from the main island
of Shetland, IOTA EU-012, until the end of March. Activity is on
the HF bands using QRP power, after work, and mainly during his
evenings. QSL to home call.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Kang, DS4DRE is QRV as DS4DRE/4 from Komun
Island, IOTA AS-060, until the end of January, 2022. Activity is on
80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8N0J is QRV until April 30, 2022
to celebrate the creation of the city of Joetsu, which was formed
when the two cities of Takada and Naoetsu merged in 1971. QSL via
MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Tom, KC0W is QRV as KH0/KC0W and plans to be
active on 160 meters using CW and FT8 in his spare time.
ARGENTINA, LU. Special event station L21RCA is QRV during all of
2021 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of IARU member society Radio
Club Argentino. QSL via LU4AA.
FINLAND, OH. Members of the Finnish Amateur Radio League are QRV
during all of 2021 with special event call OH100SRAL to celebrate
their 100th anniversary. QSL via bureau.
DENMARK, OZ. Special event station OV0JUTLANDIA is QRV until the
end of March 2021 to commemorate the humanitarian mission of the
Danish hospital ship Jutlandia during the Korean War. Activity is
on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via
PITCAIRN ISLAND, VP6. Meralda, VP6MW has been QRV on 20 meters
using SSB from around 1530 to 1630z. QSL via W0VTT.
VIET NAM, XV. Eddy, XV1X has been QRV on 40 meters using FT8 around
1200z. QSL via special instructions on QRZ.COM.
SERBIA, YT. Members of the Serbian CW Club are QRV with special
event station YT165TESLA during all of 2021 to commemorate the 165th
anniversary of Nikola Tesla’s birth. QSL via YU1MM.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American CW Sprint, AM Rally,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,
K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, Vermont QSO Party, 10-10 International SSB
Winter Contest, EurAsia HF Championship, Mexico RTTY International
Contest, F9AA CW Cup, Minnesota QSO Party, FYBO Winter QRP Sprint,
AGCW Straight Key 80-Meter CW Party, British Columbia QSO Party,
FISTS Saturday CW Sprint and the European Union DX Contest will
certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from February 8 to 12.
The K1USN Slow Speed CW Test and OK1WC Memorial are scheduled for
The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are
scheduled for February 9.
The Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB 80-Meter Club Data
Championship, VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, NAQCC CW Sprint and QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for February 10.
Please see February 2021 QST, page 73, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
contest web sites for details.