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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD005 (2020)

ARLD005 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 5  ARLD005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 30, 2020
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD005 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
F8DVD, IN3RRX, W3UR, 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.

TANZANIA, 5H.  A large group of operators will be QRV as 5I5TT from
Zanzibar Island, IOTA AF-032, from February 4 to 18.  Activity will
be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY with four stations active.
QSL via I2YSB.

GHANA, 9G.  Matteo, IZ4YGS will be QRV as 9G5GS from Sanzule from
February 1 to 26.  Activity will be on 160 to 20 meters using FT8
and SSB.  He also plans some activity on Satellite QO-100.  QSL
direct to home call.

KUWAIT, 9K.  Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are QRV as
9K59NLD during February to mark Kuwait's National and Liberation
Day.  QSL via 9K2RA.

NAURU, C2.  Look for operators JP2EXR, JH3QFL, JR3GWZ, JA1PFP,
JH3VAA to be QRV as C21MB, C21AA, C21GW, C21PF and C21VA,
respectively, from February 4 to 10.  Activity will be on the HF
bands, and 6 meters and 2 meters EME as well, using primarily FT8
with some CW.  QSL via operators' instructions.

JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND, CE0.  Operators Nando, IT9YRE and Mike, K9AJ
will be QRV as CB0Z from February 3 to 5 to activate the new IOTA
reference Alejandro Selkirk Island, IOTA SA-101.  Activity will be
on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters using CW, SSB and possibly FT8.  QSL
via IT9YRE.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Don, VE7DS will be QRV as E51DDG from
Rarotonga, IOTA OC-013, from February 2 to 14.  Activity will be on
40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using CW.  QSL to home call.

FRANCE, F.  Francois, F8DVD will be QRV as TM17AAW from February 3
to 17 to celebrate the 17th Antarctic Activity Week.  QSL to home

ITALY, I.  Special event station II3BIA will be QRV from February 1
to 29 during the Biathlon World Championships 2020 being held in
Antholz.  Activity will be on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters, as
well as 2 meters, and 70 and 23 centimeters, using CW, SSB and
various digital modes.  This includes possible activity on Satellite
QO-100.  QSL via IN3ZWF.

SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5.  Chuck, KG9N will be QRV as PJ5/KG9N from
Sint Eustatius, IOTA NA-145, from February 4 to 21.  Activity will
be holiday style on the HF bands.  QSL to home call.

BRAZIL, PY.  Special event station ZW86LABRE will be QRV from
February 1 to March 31 to celebrate the 86th anniversary of the
Brazilian Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Radio Emissao.  QSL via

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F.  Andre, PP6ZZ plans to be QRV as PY0FF
from February 5 to 18 while here to rebuild the station.  Activity
will be in his spare time on the HF bands using all modes, including
FT8 and FT4.  This may include a possible entry in the upcoming ARRL
International DX CW contest.  QSL via W9VA.

COCOS ISLAND, TI9.  Jorge, TI2JV, Dmitry, RA9USU, Mats, RM2D and
Andrey, UA3AB will be QRV as TI9A from February 2 to 8.  Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 with three
stations active.  QSL via UA3DX.

UKRAINE, UR.  Special event station EM30UCC is QRV until the end of
May to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Contest Club.
QSL via bureau.

BELIZE, V3.  Bob, W0YBS will be QRV as V31CO from Caye Caulker, IOTA
NA-073, the first three weeks of May.  Activity will be on the HF
Bands using CW, RTTY and FT8.  QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE.  Alex, VE1RUS and Pierre, VE3TKB will be QRV from the
Eureka Amateur Radio Club Station VY0ERC on Ellesmere Island, IOTA
NA-008, from February 1 to March 28.  Activity will be mostly on 40
and 20 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via M0OXO.

EL SALVADOR, YS.  A large group of operators are QRV as HU1DL until
February 13.  Activity is on the HF bands, including 60 meters,
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 with three stations active.  QSL via

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The 10-10 International Winter SSB
Contest, Mexico RTTY International Contest, AM Rally, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, Vermont QSO Party,
Black Sea Cup International, F9AA CW Cup, Minnesota QSO Party, FYBO
Winter QRP Sprint, AGCW Straight Key CW Party, British Columbia QSO
Party, FISTS Winter Slow Speed CW Sprint and the North American CW
Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Championship is scheduled for February 3.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for February 4.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, QRP 40-Meter
CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are scheduled for February 5.

Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, February QST, page 81, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.


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