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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD019 (2020)

ARLD019 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 19  ARLD019
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 7, 2020
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD019 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
to all.

MOUNT ATHOS, SV/A.  Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG/A will be QRV until May 10.
Activity will be on 20 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via SV2RSG/A
direct to Monk Iakovos Kutlumusian, Holy Monastery Koutloumousiou,
Karyes, 63086, Greece.

AZERBAIJAN, 4K75.  Look for Azerbaijani amateur radio operators to
be using either 4J75 or 4K75 prefixes starting May 5, to celebrate
the 75th anniversary of the victory in WW2.  The length of the
activity is not known at this time.

INDONESIA, 8C2.  Members of the ORARI are active as 8C2WFH (Work
From Home), until May 19.  Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, BPSK31 and FT8.

JAPAN, 8J.  Look for special event station 8J1ITU to be QRV from
April 30 to May 31.  Activity is to celebrate the anniversary of the
ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on May 17.
QSL via the JARL Bureau or eQSL.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A60.  Look for activity under special call
sign A60FTDMC during FT8DMC activity weeks, July 1 to 31, on various
HF bands.  QSL via OE4VIE.

INDIA, AU2.  Members of the West Bengal Radio Club, VU2WB, will be
active as AU2COV until July 26.  Activity is to provide assistance
in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.  QSL via VU2WB.

ENGLAND, GB75.  Members of the RSGB Contest Club will activate the
following call signs May 1 to 31 and August 1 to 31: GB1945PE,
GB1945PJ and GB75PEACE.  Operations will be on various HF bands and
6 meters using CW, SSB and the digital modes.  QSLs are only via
LoTW and eQSL.  No paper QSL cards.

SOUTH KOREA, HL40.  Look for special event station HL40GDM until May
31.  Activity is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the May 18
Democratic Uprising in Gwangju.  Operations will be on all bands and
modes.  QSL via HL4CCM, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or ClubLog.

AUSTRIA, OE50.  Jo, OE4VIE is active as OE50MHZ until June 30 to
mark the 30th anniversary of the first provisional release of the
frequency range 50 to 52 MHz for Amateur Radio in Austria.
Operations will be on CW, SSB and the digital modes on 6 meters.
QSL via LoTW and eQSL, paper QSLs will be sent automatically via the

POLAND, SN100.  Czeslaw, SP9FZU will be active with the special call
sign SN100PS in memory of Second Silesian Civil War in 1920.
Activity will be on various HF bands.  QSL via SP9KAG, by the Bureau
or direct.

STAY AT HOME STATIONS.  More special event stations will join the
cause to raise awareness of restrictions necessary to fight the
spread of the coronavirus and to thank health and medical workers
worldwide, including:

3G2HOME Chile, HG20HO Hungary, 4J0STAYHOME Azerbaijan, 4MSTAYHOME
Venezuela, HZ1STAYHOME Saudi Arabia, 4U2STAYHOME Austria, IO6STAY
Italy, 4X2BESAFE Israel, 5B4STAYHOME Cyprus, 5W19STAYSAFE Samoa, K2H
United States, 6Y6STAYHOME Jamaica, 8A1HOME Indonesia, OD50SH
Lebanon, OH0PYSYKOTONA Finland, 9K9STAYHOME Kuwait, A60SH/1 U.A.E.,
OH0STAYHOME Aland Island, AT2GOK India, ON4HEROES Belgium,
AX2020STAYHOME Australia, CH2IR Canada, CN20SH Morocco, CQ8STAYHOME
Philippines, E2STAYHOME Thailand and E7STAYHOME Bosnia & 

KENYA, 5Z.  Andy, 5Z4/G3AB is QRV on CW in his evenings on 20 and 17

ZAMBIA, 9J.  Mario, IK1MYT is QRV as 9J2MYT.  He plans to be QRV
through the end of this month.  Look for him using SSB on 20, 17, 15
and 10 meters.  QSL direct only, to IZ3KVD.

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF WWII.  During the month of May, many stations
will be active commemorating the end of World War II.  Look for the
following special event prefixes to be active: 4X75 Israel, RP75
Russia, EV75 Belarus, GB75 England and N. Ireland, GU75 Guernsey,
UP75 Kazakhstan.

International DX Contest, VOLTA WW RTTY Contest, SKCC Weekend
Sprintathon, Arkansas QSO Party, FISTS Spring Unlimited Sprint, 50
MHz Spring Sprint and the WAB 7 MHz Phone Contest are on tap for
this weekend.  The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is on May
11 and the RSGB 80-Meter Club Championship is on May 13.  Please see
May 2020 QST, page 69 and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.


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