DX News from the ARRL
March 13, 2020
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.
MAURITIUS, 3B8. Nigel, G3TXF is QRV as 3B8XF until March 28. This includes being an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth contest. QSL via LoTW.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Noel, F6BGC is QRV as 8Q7NC from Veligandu Island, IOTA AS-013, until March 21. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via LoTW.
GHANA, 9G. Alan, G3XAQ is QRV as 9G5XA from Accra. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW. This includes being an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth contest. His length of stay is unknown. QSL direct to G3SWH.
KUWAIT, 9K. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are QRV as 9K2F from Failaka Island, IOTA AS-118, until March 15. QSL via 9K2RA.
BAHRAIN, A9. Special event station A91GP is QRV until March 22 to celebrate the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix. QSL via A92AA.
EASTER ISLAND, CE0. Mike, VE7ACN will be QRV as CE0Y/VE7ACN from March 19 to 30. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 meters if conditions permit, using mainly CW. QSL to home call.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Lenny, N7MOT is QRV as DU6/N7MOT from Panay Island, IOTA OC-129. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using SSB and FT8. He is generally active on 80 and 40 meters around 1200 to 1600z, and 20 meters between 2300 and 0300z. QSL via LoTW.
SPAIN, EA. Special event station EH3DWN will be QRV from March 14 to 21 to mark World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. QSL via LoTW.
NORTHERN IRELAND, GI. Special event calls GB0SPD, GB2SPD and GB4SPD will be QRV from March 16 to 18 during the St. Patrick's Day On The Air operating event. QSL via operators' instructions.
LITHUANIA, LY. Special event stations LY11LY and LY30LY are QRV during March to celebrate Lithuania's independence. QSL LY11LY via LY2QT and LY30LY via LY5A.
CURACAO, PJ2. Andreas, DK5ON will be QRV as PJ2/DK5ON from March 15 to 31. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters, including 60 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and FT4. This includes being entries in the upcoming Russian DX and CQ World Wide WPX contests. QSL to home call.
ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS, PY0S. Look for PQ0S to be QRV from March 14 to 16. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via PP5BZ.
SLOVENIA, S5. Members of Radio Club Cerkno are QRV with special event call S500E for all of 2020 to mark half a million QSOs made from the S50E station. QSL via LoTW.
SEYCHELLES, S7. Nick, G7EQM is QRV as S79EQM until March 29.
Activity is holiday style on 20 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.
BELIZE, V3. Iain, G4SGX is QRV as V31GX. This includes being an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth contest. QSL via M0OXO.
NAMIBIA, V5. Pat, KI4SVM will be QRV as V5/KI4SVM from March 14 to 28. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. This may include being active from SOTA references as well. QSL to home call.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Colin, G4CWH is QRV as ZF2CA. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. This includes being an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth contest. QSL direct to home call.
NEW ZEALAND, ZL. Frank, ZL2BR, Geoff, ZL3GA, Phil, ZL3PAH and Paul, ZL4TT will be QRV as ZM2B in the RSGB Commonwealth contest. QSL via LoTW.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.
The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint, YB DX RTTY Contest, RSGB Commonwealth Contest, SARL VHF/UHF Analogue Contest, F9AA SSB Cup, South America 10 Meter Contest, AGCW QRP CW Contest, Oklahoma QSO Party, EA PSK63 Contest, TESLA Memorial HF CW Contest, QCWA QSO Party, Idaho QSO Party, QRP ARCI Spring Thaw SSB Shootout, North American RTTY Sprint, UBA Spring 2-Meter Contest, Wisconsin QSO Party and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The Bucharest Digital FT4 Contest and RSGB FT4 Contest Series are scheduled for March 16.
The CLARA Chatter Party is scheduled for March 17.
The 40-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are scheduled for March 18.
Please see March QST, page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details