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LIBYA, 5A. Elham, 5A0YL has been active on 20 meters using SSB around 1200 and 1300z. QSL to home call.
UGANDA, 5X. Anders, SM0HPL is QRV as 5X7W from Kampala until October 13. Activity is in his spare time on 20 meters only using CW, JT65 and FT8 with QRP power. QSL to home call.
CAPE VERDE, D4. Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as D44TWO from Praia Baixo, Santiago, IOTA AF-005, from October 6 to 21. Activity is on the HF bands, with a preference for 160 and 80 meters, using CW, SSB, JT65 and FT8. QSL via M0OXO.
NIUE, E6. Members of the Quake DXpeditioners will be QRV as E6Y from the Makefu area from October 6 to 15. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 in DXpedition mode. This includes being an entry in the Oceania DX Phone contest. QSL direct to ZL3PAH.
CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Ben, DL1RNT is QRV as EA8/DL1RNT from El Hierro. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using mainly CW with some digital modes. QSL to home call.
BELARUS, EU. Special event station EV890G is QRV until October 20 to celebrate the 890th anniversary of the city of Grodno. QSL via EW4R.
FRANCE, F. Emil, DL8JJ is QRV as F/DL8JJ/p from Ile de la Tradeliere, IOTA EU-058, until October 6. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
REUNION ISLAND, FR. Stephan, DL9HAL will be QRV as FR/DL9HAL from October 9 to 27. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands.
QSL via M0OXO. In addition, Willi, DJ7RJ will be QRV as FR/DJ7RJ from October 9 to 21. Activity will be on the HF bands, with a focus on 160 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
ISLE OF MAN, GD. Tom, KE1R is QRV as MD/KE1R until October 7.
Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters, around 1300 to 1700z, using FT8. QSL via LoTW.
AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8. Darren, VK4MAP is QRV as KH8/VK4MAP from Tutuila Island, IOTA OC-045, until October 10. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters. This includes being an entry in the Oceania DX Phone contest. QSL to home call.
DODECANESE, SV5. Wolf, DL3DRN is QRV as SV5/DL3DRN from Rhodos Island, IOTA EU-001, until October 10. Activity is on the HF bands.
QSL to home call.
PALAU, T8. Ichy, JH7IPR, Hirotaka, JA6KYU and Kouko, JQ6FQI are QRV as T88UW, T88HS and T88WM, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until October 10. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home calls.
CHAD, TT. Ken, LA7GIA will be QRV as TT8KO from N'Djamena from October 9 to 21. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to home call.
NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Takao, JO7GVC and Hirokazu, JK7LXU will be QRV as VK9/home calls from October 9 to 14. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, PSK and FT8. QSL to home calls. In addition, Joe, N7BF, Everett, W6ABM, Russ, N7QR and Peter, ZL2HM will be QRV as VK9BF, VK9EV, VK9QR and VK9PM, respectively, from October 9 to 20. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL to home calls.
CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. Martin, A65DC, Paul, A65DR, Thomas, SM0CXU and Delia, VE7HDW are QRV as VK9XT until October 6. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes, including FT8 as band conditions warrant. QSL direct to N4GNR.
VIET NAM, XV. William, WA7WJR is QRV as XV9WJR from Vung Tau until October 27. Activity is on 40, 20 and 15 meters using CW, with some SSB and PSK31. He also plans to visit Con Son Island, IOTA AS-130, and Phu Quoc Island, IOTA AS-128. QSL direct to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, TRC DX Contest, Oceania DX Phone Contest, Microwave Fall Sprint, Russian World Wide Digital Contest, YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest, California QSO Party, International HELL-Contest, FISTS Fall Slow Speed Sprint, SKCC CW QSO Party, RSGB DX Contest, UBA ON SSB Contest and the Peanut Power QRP Sprint are all on tap for this weekend.
The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn CW Series is scheduled for October 8.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray, 10-10 International 10-10 Day Sprint and NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for October 10.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see October QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details