DX News for 10/09/2014.
The 10-10 International 10-10 Day Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint Ladder, NCCC Sprint, ARRL EME Contest, Makrothen RTTY Contest, Oceania DX CW Contest, Scandinavian Activity SSB Contest, QRP ARCI Fall CW QSO Party, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Arizona QSO Party, EU Autumn CW Sprint, Pennsylvania QSO Party, FISTS Fall CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club 160-Meter PSK31 Great Pumpkin Sprint, North American RTTY Sprint and the UBA ON CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The NAQCC Straight Key/Bug CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for October 15. Please see October QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.
SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/4 in Virginia and W1AW/0 in Missouri are QRV until 2359z on October 14. In addition, W1AW/4 in Alabama and W1AW/8 in Michigan will be QRV starting at 0000z on October 15. They will be active until 2359z on October 21.
KENYA, 5Z. Markus, DJ4EL is QRV as 5Z4/DJ4EL from Lamu Island, IOTA AF-040, until October 19. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.
MALDIVES, 8Q. Valery, UA3QNS is QRV as 8Q7SN from Horubadhoo, Baa Atoll, IOTA AS-013, until October 16. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using mostly SSB and possibly CW. QSL via operator’s instructions.
ZAMBIA, 9J. Zambian amateurs are currently using the prefix 9I50 to commemorate the country’s independence 50 years ago. In addition, Brian, 9J2BO is QRV as 9I50BO. QSL via operator’s instructions.
TONGA, A3. Lee, VK3GK is QRV as A35RT from Eua Island, IOTA OC-049, until October 13 while working with the Rotary International Humanitarian project. Activity is in his spare time on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. This includes being an entry in the Oceania DX contest. QSL to home call.
EASTER ISLANDS, CE0. Joachim, DK5VP and Frank, DL8LR will be QRV as CE0Y/home calls from Isla de Pascua, IOTA SA-001, from October 11 to 18. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to home calls.
CAPE VERDE, D4. Ralf, DK8FA is QRV as D44TUJ from Boa Vista, IOTA AF-086, until October 15. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.
PHILIPPINES, DU. Michael, W6QT is QRV as DU3/W6QT from Luzon Island, IOTA OC-042, until March 2015. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.
AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO. Robert, N7QT and Melanie, AB1UH are QRV as TX5Z from Raivavae, IOTA OC-114, until October 13. QSL via N7QT.
ENGLAND, G. Special event station 2SZ will be QRV from October 11 to 18 from Mill Hill School to commemorate the first QSO between England and New Zealand 90 years ago. QSL via M0OXO.
OGASAWARA, JD1. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be QRV as JD1BOW from Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from October 11 to 13. This includes an entry in the Oceania DX contest. QSL to home call
MONGOLIA, JT. Special event station JU50VOM is QRV during October to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voice of Mongolia radio station. QSL via JT1BV.
BELGIUM, ON. Special event station OP37AEF is QRV until October 26 to commemorate the battle at the river Escaut during the end of World War I. QSL via ON4OB.
NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA35UNIFIL is QRV until October 28 to commemorate the Netherlands’ peacekeeping force sent to Lebanon 35 years ago. Activity is on 80 meters to 70 cm using CW, SSB, FM and PSK. QSL via PC9C.
MICRONESIA, V6. Kay, JH3AZC, Hiro, JR3GWZ and Takio, JH3QFL are QRV as V63AZ, V63GW and V60O, respectively, from the Senyavin Islands, IOTA OC-010, until October 14. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Kay, JH3AZC will also be active as V60EME on 2 meter EME. QSL to home calls.
LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Mathias, DJ2HD is QRV as VK9DJ until October 12. In addition, he and a group of operators will be QRV as VK9DLX from October 13 to 29. They will be active as VK9LM in the upcoming CQ World Wide SSB DX contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.
TOKELAU ISLANDS, ZK3. Marcin, SP5ES and Jacek, SP5EAQ are QRV as ZK3E and ZK3Q, respectively, until October 29. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL both calls via SP7DQR.