DX News from the ARRL

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

CHINA, BY. Members of the Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC) and the Amateur Radio Branch of Xi’an Radio are going to team up as B9HQ for the IARU HF World Championship. They will be QRV on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via BA4EG.

SPAIN, EA. The EA Digital Federation (FEDI-EA) celebrates its 25th anniversary during July with the call AM25FEDIA. Spanish stations may substitute their prefix as follows: AM for EA, AN for EB, AO for EC, together with the additional numerals 25. QSL for AM25FEDIA only via EuroBureauQSL.

FRANCE, F. TM007TF will operate from July 8 to 22 in the context of the Tour de France. Likewise, TM39TDF is QRV until July 10 and then again from July 16 to 23. QSL for TM39TDF via F8GGZ.

HUNGARY, HA. Members of the radio club FMV (HA5FMV and HG7F) celebrate their club’s 60th anniversary until June 30, 2018 with the call HA60FMV. QSL via bureau.

ST. LUCIA, J6. Gary, K9AW is QRV as J68GD until July 16. He is QRV on 80 to 10 meters and will join in the IARU HF World Championship.
QSL via K9AW.

BERMUDA, VP9. Bob, N2OO and Steve, KU9C will be QRV until July 11 as N2OO/VP9 and KU9C/VP9, respectively. Look for them on HF, 6 meters and the satellites. During the IARU HF World Championship they will be active as VP9HQ. QSL for VP9HQ via KU9C, others via home calls.

LAOS, XW. Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XR until July 14 on 40 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and JT65. QSL via E21EIC, LoTW. Also, XW1IC, operator E21EIC, will be QRV from July 7 to 11, including the IARU HF World Championship. Before and after the contest he will focus on 6 meters. Champ suggests you request a QSL using OQRS at Club Log. Paper QSLs may go via E21EIC, or use LoTW.

VANUATU, YJ. Geoff, ZL3GA plans to operate holiday-style until July 13 from Efate (OC-035) as YJ0GA. He will focus on his local sunrise and sunset periods for Western Europe on 20 and 30 meters, as well using RTTY and JT65. QSL via ClubLog OQRS, LoTW and via ZL3GA.

NICARAGUA, YN. Rafael, NN3RP will be active as YN2RP from July 8 to August 4 on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via NN3RP.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Max, N5NHJ is going to operate holiday-style from July 8 to 15 as ZF2NH. He will be QRV on 20 to 6 meters, using mostly CW with some RTTY and PSK31. QSL via N5NHJ, ClubLog OQRS or LoTW.

BOTSWANA, A2. Pavel, R2AD, Yuri, RM0F, and Elena, RC5A are planning to operate as A25BE, A25BI, and A25SP, respectively, from September 15 to 25 on 160 to 6 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL via home call, ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.

BALKANS TOUR. Throughout the month of August, Costa, IZ7GXB plans to be QRV as 4O7GXB, ZA/IZ7GXB and Z38/IZ7GXB from Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia, respectively. Activity will be primarily on 6 meters (50.150 MHz).

DENMARK, OZ. OZ17SJ will be QRV from July 22 to 30 at a big Scout Jamboree in Snoderborg. QSL via bureau or direct to OZ1ACB or use LoTW, eQSL or OQRS.

ARCTIC OCEAN WATER GRIDS. The RRS James Clark Ross is heading to the Arctic. The shipboard station manned by Mike, GM0HCQ, should be workable from water grids JP, JQ, KQ and KR over the next few weeks.
KQ and KR are probably the rarest ones. The ship is under way but specific dates for the particular grids are not known, due to the variables of ocean voyages in the Arctic. There is a daily update page: http://www.gm0hcq.com/jcr_update.htm.

The IARU HF World Championship, FISTS Summer Unlimited Sprint, SKCC Weekend Sprintathon, CQC Great Colorado Gold Rush and the QRP ARCI Summer Homebrew Sprint are all on tap for this weekend. The RSGB 80 Meter Club Championship, SSB is on July 12.

Please see July 2017 QST, page 82 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details