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DX Bulletin 8 ARLD008
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 25, 2021
To all radio amateurs
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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
LU4AAO, 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.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. A number of special event stations are
QRV to celebrate Kuwait National and Liberation Day. Look for
stations A60KWT, and A60KWT/0 to /13 to be active until February 28.
QSL via operators’ instructions.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event stations DQ100JL and
DR100JL will be QRV from March 1 to May 31 to commemorate the
founding 100 years ago of Junkers Luftverkehr, an early airline in
Germany. QSL via bureau.
MARTINIQUE, FM. Romanic, W7ROM is QRV as FM4WDM from Le Morne-Vert.
Activity is on 15 meters using FT8. QSL via operator’s
REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special event station D90EXPO will be QRV
from March 1 to October 17 to promote the 2021 World Military
Culture Expo that will take place in the city of Gyeryong in
October. QSL via DS3BBC.
SARDINIA, IS0. Special event station II0QSE will be QRV from Quartu
Sant’Elena, IOTA EU-024, from February 28 to June 30 to celebrate
the 40th anniversary of the local branch of the ARI. QSL via
ST. LUCIA, J6. Operators K9HZ, W0CN and WA4PGM will be QRV as
J68HZ, J68CN, and J68PG, respectively, from March 2 to 11. This
includes being active as J68HZ as a Multi/Single/High Power entry in
the upcoming ARRL International SSB DX contest. QSL via operators’
WAKE ISLAND, KH9. Thomas, NL7RR is QRV as KH9/NL7RR until April 2.
Activity is in his spare time on 40 and 20 meters using SSB. QSL
direct to AL7JX.
ARGENTINA, LU. Members of the Radio Club QRM Belgrano are QRV as
LU4AAO, LU4AAO/A and LU4AAO/D until March 1 to commemorate the
club’s 53rd anniversary. Activity is on the HF and V/UHF bands
using CW, SSB, SSTV and FT8. QSL direct to LU4AAO.
CURACAO, PJ2. Operators N1ZZ, AF4Z, WB5ZGA and K4JC will be QRV as
PJ2/home calls from March 1 to 9. Activity will be on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. They plan to be active
as PJ2T in the upcoming ARRL International SSB DX contest. QSL to
home calls and PJ2T via W3HNK.
ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. Thomas, AA9A will be QRV as PJ7AA from February
27 to March 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB
and FT8. QSL direct to home call.
GREECE, SV. Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Western
Peloponnese will be QRV with special call signs SZ21AD, SZ21GK,
SZ21LB, SZ21PF, SZ21TK and SZ1821P from March 1 to 31 to commemorate
the 100th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821. QSL via LoTW.
AUSTRALIA, VK. Special event stations VI100AF and VK100AF will be
QRV from March 1 to May 29, and March 1 to August 31, respectively,
to commemorate the founding of the Royal Australian Air Force 100
years ago. QSL via M0URX.
CAMBODIA, XU. Tad, JA1DFK is QRV as XU7AKU. Activity is on the HF
bands, and possibly 6 meters, using CW. QSL via JA1DXA.
INDONESIA, YB. Heru, YG8VAS is now QRV from Ternate Island, IOTA
OC-145. Activity of late has been on 80 and 40 meters using SSB.
QSL to home call.
SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Massimo, IZ0EGB is QRV as Z81B from Juba while
working here. Activity is generally in his spare time on 20 meters
using SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest, North
American RTTY Party, North American Collegiate RTTY Championship,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, K1USN
Slow Speed CW Test, REF SSB Contest, FT4 DX Contest, UBA DX CW test,
South Carolina QSO Party, Classic CW Exchange, High Speed Club CW
Contest and North Carolina QSO Party are all on tap for this
The RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test
and OK1WC CW Memorial are scheduled for March 1.
The RTTYOPS Weeksprint, ARS Spartan CW Sprint and Worldwide Sideband
Activity Contest are scheduled for March 2.
The UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, CWops
Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray, and the 40-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for March 3.
Please see February 2021 QST, page 73, March QST, page 72, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.