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DX News from the ARRL

May 22, 2021

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by KK9A, 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.

MONACO, 3A. Ennio, IW1RBI and other operators will be QRV as 3A/IW1RBI from May 27 to 30. Activity will be on 30 to 6 meters around the clock using CW, SSB and FT8 in DX-pedition mode. QSL direct to IW1RBI.

AZERBAIJAN, 4K. Boris, 4K4K and members of the 4J0SFR Safari club are QRV with event call sign 4K880NZM to commemorate the 880 years since the birth of poet Nizami Ganjavi. QSL via 4K4K.

NIGERIA, 5N. Jean-Louis, ZS6AAG is QRV as 5N7MSF while working with Doctors Without Borders in Abuja until September 2021. Activity is in his spare time currently on 20 and 15 meters using SSB. QSL via operator's instructions.

NIGER, 5U. Adrien, F4IHM is now QRV as 5UAIHM until June 27 while on work assignment. Activity is in his spare time on 40 and 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Daniel, 6W7RP is QRV as 5R8RP from Nosy Be, IOTA AF-057. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to 5R8RP.

FRANCE, F. Special event station TM0BEE is QRV until May 23 to bring attention to World Bee Day. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and FT8. QSL via F6KUQ.

MARTINIQUE, FM. Marius, ON4RU plans to be QRV as FM/OQ3R from May 23 to June 5. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW. This includes being active as TO3F in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL direct to home call.

ECUADOR, HC. Special event station HD1ECU will be QRV May 22 to 24 to commemorate Ecuador Independence Day. QSL via LoTW.

ITALY, I. Special event call sign II6RI is QRV until June 30 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Italian Republic. QSL direct to IK6IHU.

ARUBA, P4. John, KK9A will be QRV as P40A from May 25 to June 1. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL via WD9DZV.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA21ARDF is QRV until May 30 to support Amateur Radio Direction Finding. QSL via bureau.SEYCHELLES, S7. Ros, 4Z5LA is QRV as S79LA until May 27. QSL to home call.

BENIN, TY. Ian, ZS6JSI is now QRV as TY5AB from Parakou and here until June. Activity is in his spare time on 80, 40 and 20 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via EC6DX.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station R800ANL is QRV to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the birth of Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky, who lived from 1221 to 1263. QSL via RV1AQ.

AUSTRALIA, VK. John, VK6NU plans to be QRV from Rottnest Island, IOTA OC-164, from May 25 to 28. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Operators K4BAI, K4QPL, KR4R and K2SX will be QRV as VP5/home calls from May 25 to June 1. They will be active as VP5M as a multi op entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL via operators' instructions.

LATVIA, YL. Special event station YL21ICE is QRV until June 6 for the Ice Hockey World Championship to be held in Riga. Activity is from various locations and on 160 to 10 meters, including 30, 17 and 12 meters, and V/UHF bands, using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8/4. QSL via

ZIMBABWE, Z2. Peter, PA3CPI is now QRV as Z21DX and has been active on 20 meters using SSB between 1740 and 1800z. QSL to home call.

The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, YOTA Contest, EU PSK DX Contest, Hamvention QSO Party and Baltic Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The OK1WC Memorial, QRP ARCI Hootowl CW Sprint and K1USN Slow Speed CW Test are scheduled for May 24.

The Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and RTTYOPS Weeksprint are scheduled for May 25.

The CWops Mini CWT Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for May 26.

Please see May QST, page 71, and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

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