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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD029 (2020)

ARLD029 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 29  ARLD029
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 16, 2020
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD029 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.

BRUNEI, V8.  V84SPU will celebrate the 74th birthday of His Majesty
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah.  Activity will be
from July 18 to 31 on all bands and modes.  QSL direct only.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6.  To commemorate the launch of the Mars
"Hope Probe" and the 50th anniversary of the union of the UAE,
special event station A60EMM will be QRV with multiple stations
(i.e. A60EMM/1 /2, etc.)  QSL details are on

FINLAND, OH.  From July 17 to 30, Ric, DL2VFR plans to be QRV as
OH73ELK, mainly on CW.  QSL via the OH QSL Bureau.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, E7.  Members of the Nikola Tesla Radio Club
are celebrating Tesla's 164th birthday with the call sign E7TESLA
until July 20.  QSL via E77E direct or via the Bureau or eQSL.

HUNGARY, HA.  The Hungarian FIRAC group is active with the call sign
HA70MAV until December 1.  QSL via LoTW or eQSL.

ITALY, I.  Members of the Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club
(I.N.O.R.C.) will be using the call sign II0ICEH from July 18 to
August 1 to commemorate the Andrea Doria disaster.  QSL via Bureau.

OGASAWARA, JD1.  Takashi, JH1FFW is QRV as JD1/JH1FFW until July 19
on 40 to 6 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL via the Bureau to his home
call, LoTW or eQSL.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, K.  The Grayson County Amateur Radio Club
commemorates the Red River Bridge War of 1931, a boundary conflict
between Oklahoma and Texas, with the call sign W5I from July 18 to
26.  QSL via K5GCC direct or via the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.

BULGARIA, LZ.  George, LZ2VP is QRV as LZ77VP until the end of July.
QSL via LZ2VP.

GREECE, SV.  Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Western
Peloponnese (RAAWP) are dedicating the special event call sign SX3SP
to the memory of Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, until July 31.  QSL
via LoTW or eQSL.

DODECANESE ISLANDS, SV5.  Stathis, SV5DKL plans to participate in
the RSGB IOTA Contest, July 25 and 26, in the single-op, all-band,
CW, High-power category from his home station on Rhodes Island.  QSL
via his home call.  After the contest he will upload to LoTW, Club
Log and eQSL.

TAIWAN, BV.  BX2AB is planning to operate as BV0WPX from the PengHu
Islands during the RSGB IOTA Contest, July 25 and 26.  He will be
single-op assisted.  QSL via BV2KI.  Also, Bruce, BV2KI will be QRV
in the contest as BV9AYA.  He will be single-op assisted.  QSL via
home call.

GHANA, 9G.  Matteo, IZ4YGS travels to Ghana on July 24.  After
quarantine he will be at his station starting August 8 and
continuing until mid-September as 9G5GS.  QSL via OQRS, LoTW, eQSL
or direct to the IZ4YGS address.

TURKEY, TA.  YM9SIX is a new six meter beacon, running five watts to
a vertical on 50.403.5.  It is located at the QTH of TA7OM in grid
KN80.  Testing is underway.  It appears it may be moved to grid LN10
and another frequency at some point.

FRANCE, F.  Station TM11AD will be operated by the British Breakout
from Normandy Museum in its annual liberation festival, on August 1
and 2.  Look for them on HF CW, SSB and digital modes.  They are
hoping to use genuine WWII era gear and demonstrating it to the
public.  QSL via F4KKE, LoTW or Club Log.

MALTA, 9H.  Reiner, DL2AAZ plans to be QRV from September 4 to 18,
holiday style, if there are no COVID-19 concerns.  Call signs 9H3TI
and 9H3SAT have been requested.  He will be QRV on 40 to 6 meters
and 13/3cm on the QO-100 satellite, using SSB and CW.  QSL via the
Bureau, no Club Log or LoTW.

UKRAINE, EM44.  Look for EM44L to be active from the Regional
Landscape Park "Feldman Ecopark" (URFF-0194; New One) on July 18 and
19.  QSL via UT5LU.

SVALBARD, JW.  Erwann, LB1QI will be active as JW/LB1QI from the
JW5E club station in Lonyearben from September 24 to 27.  Activity
will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via LB1QI, direct,
by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog.

THE NETHERLANDS, PA75.  Special event station PA75WSN will be active
until the end of the year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the
liberation of The Netherlands in World War II.  Activity will be on
various HF and UHF bands using SSB and the Digital modes.  QSL via
the Bureau or direct.  See for details.

RUSSIA, UE45.  Members of the Fifth Ocean Club are active as UE45SA
until July 19.  Activity is to celebrate 45th anniversary of
Apollo-Soyuz joint mission in space.  Operators are Victor, RV3YR
and Viktor, RN3YN and R3YC.  QSL via RV3YR, direct, via the Bureau
or Clublog.  See for more details.

FT8DMC ANNIVERSARY.  More special call signs celebrating the 3rd
anniversary of the FT8 Digital Mode Club, until July 31 include
CB3DMC, XR3DMC and XR3FT8 from Chile (QSL direct to CE3GCA); GB8DMC
from England (operated by G8LIY, QSL via, and OZ8FTDM from
Denmark (operated by OZ1KZX, QSL via LoTW and eQSL).

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Russian Radio Team Championship,
Trans-Tasman Low-Bands Challenge, Feld Hell Sprint, North American
QSO Party, RTTY, CQ Worldwide VHF Contest, RSGB Low Power Contest,
Run for the Bacon QRP Contest and the CQC Great Colorado Gold Rush
are all on tap for this weekend.  The SKCC Sprint is on July 22 and
the RSGB 80-Meter Club Championship, Data is on July 23.  Please see
July 2020 QST, page 74 and ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.


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