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DX News from the ARRL October 30, 2020
DX News from the ARRL
October 30, 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.

TURKEY, TA. Special call sign TC35FSF will be active from November 9 to 11 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Free Software Foundation, formed in 1985 in order to promote open-source software. Look for activity on 20 and 15 meters using SSB, PSK31 and Olivia 8/250. QSL via TA2OZQ and LoTW.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Remo, HB9SHD plans to be active as 8Q7RM from Kandolhu Island (AS-013) from November 2 to 29. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via HB9SHD.

BELIZE, V3. Bob, W0YBS will be active as V31CO from Cay Caulker until November 13. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters including 30, 17 and 12 meters, using CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY. QSL via W0YBS and LoTW.

NEW ZEALAND, ZM4. Operators Ark, ZL/EI9KC, Michael, ZL2MY, Holger, ZL3IO, Wes, ZL3TE (W3SE), Xenia, ZL4YL and possibly Gary, ZL2IFB will be active as ZM4T during the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or direct to ZL3IO.

AFGHANISTAN, T6. Robert, S53R plans to remain in the capital city working in his spare time as T6AA until mid-December.

CHILE, CE. CB500AM, operated by members of El Grupo Magallanes DX, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Strait of Magellan on November 1 on 3685, 7138, 14230, 21330 and 28445 kHz. Operators are Pedro, CE8PVT, Walter, CE8MGZ, Alfonso, CE8APC, Carlos, CD8CKV, Ricardo, CD8RFU, and Giovanni, CD8GOO. QSL via CE8PVT.

MOROCCO, CN. CN45MS from Oujda commemorates the 45th anniversary of the Green March, from November 1 to 7. QSL via RW6HS.

SPAIN, EA. The URE section San Fernando (EA7URF) joins the Strait of Magellan celebrations with the call sign AM500ETS until November 8. They are
QRV on HF on SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via EA7URF, direct or via the bureau, LoTW, eQSL.

FRANCE, F. Members of the Radio Club Vendeen (F6KUF) will be active with the call sign TM9VG from November 1 to 15 celebrating the 9th Vendee Globe, a single-handed non-stop yacht race around the world. }
QSL via F6KUF to the bureau or F5OEV direct. Also, TM50CDG operated by Michel, F8GGZ, will be QRV from November 9 to 22 to mark 130 years since the birth of Charles de Gaulle, who died 50 years ago.
Michel plans to be on 160 to 20 meters using SSB and CW. He plans a bureau card blast for all the QSOs.

ENGLAND, G. Members of the Rotary International Fellowship are currently operating as GB0RPP to promote World Polio Day and raise awareness of the Polio Plus organization. They will be QRV until November 7. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically with a bureau QSL. Cards are managed by G3LUW and G3SZF.

ECUADOR, HD. The Azuay Radio Club celebrates the 200th anniversary of the city Cuenca from October 31 to November 3 with the call sign HD200C. Also, members of the HC DX Group plan to operate as HD1X from October 31 to November 3 from a tropical rain forest in the Choco region. They will be QRV on HF using SSB, SSTV, FT8 and FT4. QSL via EC5R direct.

ITALY, I. The ARI Fidenza Club (IQ4FE) puts a number of special event call signs on the air during 2020 to commemorate the life and achievements of Guglielmo Marconi. During November, II4RVT commemorates the beginnings of Radio Vatican in 1931. QSL via IQ4FE.

BELGIUM, ON. Special event station OP20FENIKS honors the memory of the women and men who were involved in the reconstruction efforts in and around Westhoek after the end of World War I. Look for them on HF on SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL to ON5YL direct or via the bureau.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Frank, PF1SCT honors the memory of rock guitarist Eddie Han Halen (1955-2020) with the call sign PA5150EVH, until January 31, 2021. QSL via the bureau to PF1SCT. Also, look for Ray, PA5DX and Wim, PD8DX to be activating PA20XMAS, PD20SANTA and PD20HNY during the 2020 Christmas Holiday Season. There will be no QSLs but an award will be offered.

POLAND, SP. The club station SP6PRT in Wroclaw celebrates its 60th anniversary with the call sign SP60PRT until the end of 2020. QSL via SP6PRT.

CANADA, VE. Michael, VE3NOO celebrates the founding of the Hudson Bay Company 350 years ago with the call sign XM3B. He will be QRV through November. QSL via VE3NOO, direct or via the bureau.

FINLAND, OH. Members of the Market Reef Christmas DX Association (OH9A gang) will be operating special event station OG1XMAS on all bands and modes from November 29 to December 26. QSL via LoTW and Club Log.

HAWAII, KH6. Jim, N6TJ will travel to the KH7M station on the Big Island for the CQWW DX CW Contest. He plans to be a single op, all band entry. QSL via KH6ZM.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, DT8. Lee, DS4NMJ plans to be active again from the King Se-Jong Korean Antarctic Base on King George Island as DT8A sometime in 2021. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8, with 100 watts. QSL via DS5TOS.

The Zombie Shuffle CW, Russian WW MultiMode Contest, UK/EI DX Contest, North American SSB Sprint, Silent Key Memorial Contest CW and Classic Exchange CW are all on tap for this weekend.
Please see October 2020 QST, page 69, and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

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