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ZAMBIA, 9J. Gert, ZS6AYU is QRV as 9J2GR from the Mama Out of Africa lodge at the Zambezi river near Livingstone until October 22.
Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call.
IRELAND, EI. Olivier, ON4EI will be QRV as EI8GQB from October 21 to 30. He will be active as EI1A in the upcoming CQ WW SSB DX contest as a Single Op/2 Radio entry. QSL via bureau to home call.
FRENCH GUYANA, FY. Rich, N6KT will be QRV using special event callsign TO2A from Kourou from October 20 to 30. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ WW SSB DX contest. QSL via KU9C.
GUERNSEY, GU. Members of the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society and the Bailiwick of Guernsey RAYNET plan to be QRV with special event station GB2JTA from Vale during the Jamboree On The Air. QSL via bureau.
JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8J2ARDF will be QRV during the All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet from October 20 to November 25. QSL via bureau.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. Operators DL6KVA, HB9BXE, K5WQG, G3KHZ and SM6CVX will be QRV from various islands as part of an IOTA DXpedition from October 20 to November 12. They will be active as P29VCX from Emirau Island, IOTA OC-103, from October 20 to 24, and as P29NI from Simberi Island, IOTA OC-099, from October 27 to 31.
Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via operators’ instructions.
ARUBA, P4. Helmut, DF7ZS plans to be active as P40Z in the Worked All Germany contest. Before and after the contest look for him on
17 and 12 meters. QSL to home call.
SEYCHELLES, S7. Operators I5IHE, I5OYY and IK5RUN will be QRV as S79LC, S79YY and S79UN, respectively, from Praslin Island, IOTA AF-024, from October 20 to November 4. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home calls.
EGYPT, SU. Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateur Society for Development and the Arab Scout Region are QRV with special callsign SU55J until October 22. This includes being active in the Jamboree On The Air event. QSL direct via SM5AQD.
MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Operators K2DM, G3NKC, G4XUM and GM4AFF will be QRV as VP2MDG, VP2MKC, VP2MXU and VP2MAF, respectively, from Gingerbread Hill, St. Peters Parish from October 23 to 30. This includes being active as VP2MDG in the upcoming CQ WW SSB DX contest. Activity will be on all HF bands before and after the contest. QSL VP2MKC and VP2MXU via G3NKC and all others to home calls.
UZBEKISTAN, UK. Takhir, UK/UA1ZEY is QRV from Samarkand until November 1. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL direct to home call.
CHAGOS ISLAND, VQ9. Jim, ND9M will be QRV as VQ92JC from October 20 to November 4. He will be active Field Day style from 1200 to 1600z as much as possible. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ WW SSB DX contest. QSL to home call.
VIET NAM, XV. Yasu, JL7XBN is QRV as XV29FM from Vung Tau until October 22. He is active on 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65A and FM on 10 meters. QSL direct to home call.
MACAO, XX9. Operators EA7FTR, EA5HPX, EB5BBM and EB7DX are QRV as XX9TFR, XX9TPX, XX9TBM and XX9TEX, respectively, from the Pousada de Coloane Hotel on Coloane Island until October 29. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with two stations. QSL all calls direct via EA7FTR.
NICARAGUA, YN. Jeff, N6GQ will be QRV as YN2AA from Grenada from October 23 to 29. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using all modes. He may also try 6-Meter EME using JT65. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ WW SSB DX contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL direct via NN3W.
ZIMBABWE, Z2. Gert, ZS6AYU will be QRV as Z21GF from the Victoria Falls from October 22 to 25. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call.
SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Diya, Z81D is usually active using SSB on 40 to 10 meters at various times. QSL via OM3JW.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, Scout Jamboree On The Air, Araucaria VHF Contest, JARTS World Wide RTTY Contest, 10-10 International Fall CW Contest, SYLRA Contest, New York QSO Party, Iowa QSO Party, Worked All Germany Contest, W/VE Islands QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint, Asia-Pacific Fall CW Sprint, UBA ON 2-Meter Contest and the Illinois QSO Party are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for October 22. The SKCC CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT Test are scheduled for October 24. Please see October QST, page 87 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest websites for details.