October 16, 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.
UGANDA, 5X. John, 5X1JT is QRV from Nansana while on work assignment for the next two years. QSL via operator's instructions.
MALAWI, 7Q. Don, K6ZO is QRV as 7Q6M while working at the Embangweni Mission Hospital project. He is active in his spare time until December 5. QSL direct to home call.
GHANA, 9G. Tom, DL2RMC is QRV as 9G5FI and is here for at least one year. Activity is on all HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. This includes being active on Satellite QO-100. QSL via DL1RTL.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Special event station 9M4JAY will be QRV from Miri, Sarawak during the 63rd Scouts Jamboree On The Air event. QSL direct.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. A number of stations are QRV as A6050Y and A6050Y/1-9 until October 31 to promote the next 50 years in the Emirates and as part of the Emirate Centennial Plan. QSL via operators' instructions.
BAHAMAS, C6. Richard, KN4CV will be QRV as KN4CV/C6A from Alice Town, Bimini Islands, IOTA NA-001. Activity will be on the various HF bands. QSL to home call.
GUADELOUPE, FG. Philippe, F1DUZ is QRV as FG4KH until November 5.
This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL to home call.
LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0. Loick, HB9HBY is QRV as HB0/HB9HBY until October 18. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via EB7DX.
THAILAND, HS. The new call sign for His Majesty the King Vajiralongkorn is now HS10A.
ITALY, I. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, members of the UN Global Service Center ARC in Brindisi are QRV as 4U75B until December 31. QSL via 9A2AA.
ANTARCTICA. Members and operators of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition team are QRV as 8J1RL from Showa Research Station, Queen Maud Land, IOTA AN-015, until January 2021. Activity is on various HF bands using CW and various digital modes. QSL via JG2MLI.
ST. VINCENT, J8. Mac, 8P5AB is QRV as J88/8P5AB until December 3. Activity is on various HF bands using FT8 and VHF bands using various digital modes. QSL direct to home call.
SVALBARD, JW. Erwann, LB1QI is QRV as JW/LB1QI from Spitsbergen Island, IOTA EU-026, until October 18. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
AUSTRIA, OE. Jo, OE6VIE is QRV with special event call sign OE65VIE from Styria until December 31 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty. QSL via the bureau.
ARUBA, P4. Members of the Aruba Amateur Radio Club are QRV as P42WW until October 31 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. QSL via P41G.
NETHERLANDS, PA. Special call PA5150EVH is QRV until January 31, 2021 to pay tribute to famous rock guitarist Eddie van Halen who was born in Amsterdam in 1955. QSL via PF1SCT.
EGYPT, SU. Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society are QRV as SU8J until October 18 to commemorate the official opening of the nature reserve Tigris Valley. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL via SU1SK.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The Scout Jamboree On The Air, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, JARTS World Wide RTTY Contest, Araucaria World Wide VHF Contest, 10-10 International Fall CW Contest, New York QSO Party, Worked All Germany Contest, Stew Perry Topband Challenge, Feld Hell Sprint, Argentina National 7 MHz SSB Contest, Asia-Pacific Fall CW Sprint, UBA ON 2-Meter Contest, Classic Phone Exchange, Illinois QSO Party, RSGB RoLo 80-Meter CW and the Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 19 to 23.
The RSGB FT4 Contest Series, K1USN Slow Speed CW Test and Telephone Pioneers QSO Party are scheduled for October 19.
The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are scheduled for October 20.
The Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT Test are scheduled for October 21.
Please see October 2020 QST, page 69, and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM contest web sites for details