This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and
the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.
LIBYA, 5A. Abubaker, 5A1AL has been active using FT8 on 30 meters
from 1900 to 2200z. QSL to home call.
MALAWI, 7Q. John, N6JW is QRV as 7Q7JW. Activity of late has been
on 40 and 20 meters using SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL
to home call.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y. Thomas, DL9OBQ is QRV as 9Z4/DL9OBQ from
Saint Augustine, Trinidad Island, IOTA SA 011, until February 7.
Activity is on 30, 17 and 15 meters using mostly CW. QSL to home
BAHAMAS, C6. Brian, VE3VWP is QRV as VE3VWP/C6A from Paradise
Island until January 25. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10
meters using SSB, PSK31 and FT8. QSL to home call.
ETHIOPIA, ET. Ulli, DL9WVM is QRV from the ET3AA club station until
January 29. Activity is on 30 to 15 meters using CW. QSL via N2OO.
ECUADOR, HC. Members of the Ecuador DX Club station are QRV as
HD0DX until January 20. Activity is on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters
using SSB and FT8. QSL via bureau.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special Olympic call HL23N will be QRV from
Yonghung Island, IOTA AS-105, on January 20 and 21. Activity will
be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL
THAILAND, HS. Marcin, SP5QAZ plans to be QRV as E27AM from the
Rayong Club Station on January 20. QSL via operator's instructions.
SARDINIA, IS. Simone, IS0AFM will be QRV with special call IR0FOC
to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the First Class CW Operators'
GUINEA-BISSAU, J5. Livio, IZ3BUR will be QRV as J52EC from a
mission in Cumura from January 24 to February 21. QSL to home call.
ST. VINCENT, J8. Brian, GW4DVB will be QRV as J88PI from Palm
Island, IOTA NA-025, from January 21 to 27. QSL direct to home
ANTARCTICA. LU1ZAB is QRV from the Argentine Antarctic Matienzo
Base located in Graham Land, IOTA AN-016, and has been active on 40
meters using SSB around 0015 to 0100z and then again from 0300 to
0415z. QSL via LU4DXU.
ARUBA, P4. Mathias, DL4MM will be QRV as P4/DL4MM from January 24
to 31. Activity is on the low bands. He will be active as P40AA in
the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL to home call.
CURACAO, PJ2. Jeff, K8ND is QRV as PJ2ND from the Signal Point
station until February 5. Activity is on the HF bands. He and Jim,
W8WTS will be QRV as PJ2T in the upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW
contest. QSL PJ2ND via K8ND and PJ2T via W3HNK.
NAMIBIA, V5. Rudi, DK7PE plans to be QRV as V5/DK7PE from Omarura
from January 24 to 31. Activity will be on the HF bands with an
emphasis on 160 and 60 meters. This includes being an entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW contest. QSL direct to home
MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Daniel, KD9HNL is QRV as VP2MDH until January 29.
Activity is on various FM satellites. QSL via LoTW.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL January VHF Contest, North
American SSB QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt,
NCCC CW Sprint, Nebraska QSO Party, LZ Open CW Contest, Hungarian DX
Contest, RSGB AFS Data Contest, WAB 1.8 MHz Phone, Feld Hell Sprint
and the Classic CW Exchange are all on tap for this weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is scheduled for January 22.
The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt,
NAQCC 160-Meter CW Sprint and SKCC CW Sprint are all scheduled for
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see January 2018 QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.