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DX Bulletin 14 ARLD014
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 2, 2020
To all radio amateurs


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.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Janusz, SP9FIH continues to be active as VK9NK. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via SP9FIH or ClubLog's OQRS.

TURKEY, TA. TC100KIDS is QRV until the end of the month. Look for them on SSB and CW. This event is for the National Sovereignty and Children's Day. Also, members of the Tango Alpha Ham Radio Club (YM1KE) will be active using the special event call sign TC1STAYHOME for awareness of COVID-19 pandemic, until May 5. QSL via info on

BRAZIL, PY. Special call ZW75FEB celebrates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and will be QRV through May 31. QSL via PT2ADM, bureau or direct. Also, during April, special event station ZW60DF celebrates the inauguration of Brasilia as Brazil's new capital in 1960. QSL via LoTW or PT2GTI.

SERBIA, YU. Look for special call YU2020IARU through the end of the year, to note the 25th General Conference of the International Amateur Radio Union.

CZECH REPUBLIC, OL30. Members of the Czechoslovak DX Club will be active as OL30DXC until the end of the year, to celebrate CSDXC's 30th anniversary. Operations will be on various HF and VHF bands using CW, SSB, FM and digital modes. QSL via OK2PXJ.

PALAU, T8. Operators Hirotaka, JA6KYU, Munehiro, JR6DRH, Mike, JA6EGL and Toshiya, JH6HZH, will be active as T88HS, T88RH, T88SM and T88HZ, respectively, from October 14 to 21. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via home calls.

SPAIN, EA. The DXXE Group marks its 15th anniversary with the call signs AO5DXX, operator Salva, EA5BB and AO5DXX/8, operator Juan, EA8RM, until April 15. QSL via LoTW.

FRANCE, TM. Thierry, F4GVO joins the DXXE celebrations as TM15DXXE during the first half of April. QSL via LoTW.

ITALY, I. The Mediterraneo DX Club celebrates its 10th anniversary during April as II5MPI. QSL via LoTW. In addition, the ARI Fidenza Club is putting a number of special event call signs on the air during 2020 to commemorate the life and achievements of Guglielmo Marconi. In April, II4FTX celebrates the first transatlantic wireless broadcast in 1901. QSL via IQ4FE.

BULGARIA, LZ. The Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) honors the memory of Orthodox saints during April with the call sign LZ603IL. QSL via bureau or LZ1KCP direct.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA75ASN commemorates the liberation of the city of Assen during World War II. They are QRV until May 7. QSL via bureau or direct via PA0VCC.

SLOVENIA, S5. Members of the radio club S59FOP will be marking Earth Day, April 22, on the air with the call sign S50EARTH during April. QSL via eQSL.

POLAND, SP. SN100KW commemorates the 100th birthday of Pope John Paul II (born Karol Jozef Wojtyla) on May 18 in 1920. They will be QRV during April and May on the HF bands. QSL via SP3PGS.

AUSTRALIA, VK. The Western and Northern Suburbs Amateur Radio Club (WANSARC) celebrates its 50th anniversary as VI50AWS, until the end of August. SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Special event call HZ1WARD will be on the air during the 2020 World Amateur Radio Day, April 18th.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The LZ Open 40 Meter Sprint Contest, PODXS 070 Club PSK 31 Flavors Contest, Nebraska QSO Party, Louisiana QSO Party, Mississippi QSO Party, Missouri QSO Party, Florida State Parks On the Air, SP DX Contest, EA RTTY Contest, North American SSB Sprint, UBA Spring Contest, 6 Meters and the RSGB RoLo SSB will keep contesters very busy this weekend. Please see April 2020 QST, page 71 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest websites for details. 014


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