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DX Bulletin 2 ARLD002
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 9, 2020
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CO3JK, W4GKR, 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.

VIET NAM, 3W. Wolfgang, DL5MAE is QRV as 3W2MAE from Phan Thiet.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

CUBA, CO. Special event station CO0CW is QRV during January to
celebrate the 5th anniversary of Group CW of Cuba. Activity is on
40 and 20 meters. QSL via CO3JK.

ENGLAND, G. John, M0XIG is QRV with special call sign GB200FN until
February 3 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of
Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. QSL direct to
home call.

ECUADOR, HC. Jon, EA1VE is QRV as HC2JKT from Puna Island, IOTA
SA-034, until January 30. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using SSB.
QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA. Members of the JARL Okinawa Branch are QRV with special
event station 8N6SHURI during 2020 while supporting the
reconstruction of Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage building
that burned down on October 2019. QSL via bureau.

BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are
QRV with special call sign LZ1908IK during January to honor the
memory of Bulgarian saints. QSL via bureau.

BRAZIL, PY. A group of operators will be QRV as ZW6C from Tinhare
Island, IOTA SA-080, from January 16 to 19. Activity will be on 40,
20 and 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to PY6TV.

PALAU, T8. Operators JI3DNN, JH3LSS, JA3HJI, JA3IVU, JA3ARJ and
JA3AVO are QRV as T88CZ, T88DK, T88DN, T88ED, T88EF and T88MB,
respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from January 15 to 23.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters. QSL to home calls.

COSTA RICA, TI. Rich, W4GKR will be QRV as TI5/W4GKR beginning
January 14 to February 4. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to
6 meters using mostly digital modes and possibly slow CW. QSL to
home call.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Janusz, SP9FIH will be QRV as VK9NK from
January 12 to April 12. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Duane, WV2B is QRV as VP2MDT until January 15.
Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL
direct to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. David, KM3T is QRV as VP5/KM3T from
Providenciales Island, IOTA NA-002, until January 14. Activity is
holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW and possibly FT8. This
includes being an entry in the North American CW QSO Party. QSL to
home call.

INDIA, VU. Members of the West Bengal Radio Club are QRV as 8T2G
from Sagar Island, IOTA AS-153, until January 17 during the annual
pilgrimage of people to the Ganges Delta. QSL via VU2NRO.

SERBIA, YU. Members of the Serbian CW Club are QRV with special
call YT50SCWC during 2020 to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary.
QSL via YU1MM.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand
Cayman, IOTA NA-016, from January 11 to 19. Activity will be on the
HF bands. This includes being an entry in the upcoming North
American SSB QSO Party. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American CW QSO Party, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YB DX SSB
Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA
PSK63 Prefix Contest, NRAU-Baltic Contest, DARC 10-Meter Contest,
The IQRP Quarterly Marathon and the RSGB AFS Data Contest are all on
tap for this upcoming weekend.

The Classic CW Exchange runs from January 12 to 15.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for January
13.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 15.

Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 1 ARLD001
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT January 2, 2020
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
KM3T, 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.

FIJI, 3D2. Darren, VK4MAP is QRV as 3D2DJ from Viti Levu, IOTA
OC-016, until January 15. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB.
QSL to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Sergey, RX3AMY is QRV as 8Q7BS from Mahibadhoo and
Maafushi Islands, IOTA AS-013, until January 23. Activity is
holiday style on 40 and 20 meters using SSB and some CW. QSL to
home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Przemo, SP3PS is QRV as C5SP until January 17.
Activity is in his spare time on 40 to 6 meters using SSB, FT8 and
FT4. QSL direct to home call.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Egil, TF3EO is QRV as D44KF from Sal Island, IOTA
AF-086, until January 9. Activity is on the HF bands using mostly
CW and some SSB. QSL via LoTW.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event stations DF70DARC
and DP70DARC are QRV during all of 2020 to celebrate the 70th
anniversary of DARC. QSL via DK5DC.

PALESTINE, E4. Vasily, R7AL, Vasily, RA1ZZ, Leo, RW9JZ and Nick,
R5EC will be QRV as E44RU from a location near Jericho from January
6 to 12. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various
digital modes with four stations active. QSL to R7AL.

KYRGYZSTAN, EX. Andrea, HB9DUR is QRV as EX0DX from Bishkek until
January 11. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

SWITZERLAND, HB. Special event stations HB40HTC and HB40HC are QRV
during 2020 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Helvetia
Telegraphy Club. QSL via bureau.

COLOMBIA, HK. Members of the Liga Radioaficionados Manizales are
QRV with special event station 5K6RM until January 14 to celebrate
the Manizales Fair. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL to HK3RM.

ST. LUCIA, J6. John, AI6LY will be QRV as J6/AI6LY from January 4
to 11. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and various
digital modes. QSL to home call.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA75VERON is QRV during all
of 2020 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VERON. Activity is on
40 to 10 meters using FT8, and 2 meters and 70 centimeters using SSB
and FM. QSL via LoTW.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Andy, HB9JOE is QRV as S79JOE. Activity is on the
HF bands using CW, HF and FT8. QSL via LoTW.

PALAU, T8. Kazuyoshi, JH6WDG will be QRV as T88AQ from Koror
Island, IOTA OC-009, from January 7 to 13. Activity is on 160 to 6
meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Members of the Russian Robinson Club are QRV
as special event station R200ANT until March 31 to commemorate the
discovery of Antarctica 200 years ago. QSL via RZ3EC.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Fred, WB4M will be QRV as V4/WB4M from St.
Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from January 5 to 11. Activity will be on the
HF bands. QSL via LoTW.

TURKS AND CAICOS, VP5. Dave, KM3T will be QRV as VP5/KM3T from
January 7 to 14. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 10 meters
using mostly CW and possibly FT8. This includes being an entry in
the upcoming North American CW QSO Party. QSL via LoTW.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Sigfrido has been QRV as Z81S/p from Abyei. QSL
via operator’s instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, RAC Winter Contest, Gedebage CW
Contest, Original QRP CW Contest and RAEM CW Contest are all on tap
for this weekend.

The IQRP Quarterly Marathon runs from January 6 to 12.

The ARS Spartan Sprint is scheduled for January 7. The CWops
Mini-CWT Test, AWA Linc Cundall Memorial CW Contest, Phone Fray and
QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 8.

Please see January 2020 QST, page 81, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 51 ARLD051
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 26, 2019
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
UR5BCP, 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.

CYPRUS, 5B. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the
proclamation of the Republic of Cyprus, all members of the Cyprus
Amateur Radio Society will replace their current prefix with 5B60
from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

ALGERIA, 7X. A large group of operators will be QRV as 7X7T from
Bejaia from December 28 to January 20, 2020. Activity will be on
the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via 7X2RO.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Sergey, RX3AMY will be QRV as 8Q7BS from Mahibadhoo
and Maafushi Islands, IOTA AS-013, from January 3 to 23, 2020.
Activity will be holiday style mainly on 40 and 20 meters using SSB,
and possibly CW. QSL to home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Przemyslaw, SP3PS is QRV as C5SP until January 17,
2020. Activity is on the HF bands, with a preference of 20 meters,
using SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL to home call.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0. Oleh, UR5BCP will be QRV as CE0Y/UR5BCP from
December 28 to 31. Activity will be on 60 to 6 meters using CW,
SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL via KD7WPJ.

CUBA, CO. Members of the Radio Club of Caibarien will be QRV as
T46W from December 29 to 31 to commemorates the centennial of the
first transmission of Cuba’s radio pioneer Manuel Antonio Alvarez.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via
LoTW.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DL30GER will
be QRV from December 31, 2019 to December 31, 2020 to celebrate the
30th anniversary of the German reunification process. QSL via
bureau.

SWITZERLAND, HB. Special event station HE2JOJ will be QRV from
January 1 to 31, 2020, to mark the 3rd edition of the Winter Youth
Olympic Games. QSL via HB9HI.

ANTARCTICA. Chris, W2RTO is QRV as KC4/W2RTO and KC4USV from the
McMurdo Station, IOTA AN-011, until February 21, 2020. Activity is
on the HF bands using SSB, FT8 and some PSK31. QSL via K7MT.

BRAZIL, PY. Members of the UBRO DX Team are QRV as ZZ1R from Rats
Island, IOTA SA-029, until December 29. Activity is on 80 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL via PY2AE.

ICELAND, TF. Col, MM0NDX and Jonathan, MM0OKG will be QRV as
TF/OJ0Y and TF/MM0OKG, respectively, from December 31 to January 2,
2020. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 and 60
meters, using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL TF/OJ0Y via EB7DX and TF/MM0OKG
via LoTW.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Diya, YI1DZ is QRV as Z81D from Juba for at least
six months. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, FT8 and
possibly FT4. This includes possibly being active on 60 meters as
well. QSL via OM3JW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, RAC Winter Contest, Gedebage CW
Contest, Original QRP CW Contest and RAEM CW Contest are all on tap
for this weekend.

The QCX CW Challenge is scheduled for December 30. The Bogor Old
and New SSB Contest is scheduled for December 31.

ARRL Straight Key Night is scheduled for January 1, 2020.

The QRP ARCI New Years CW Sprint, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops
Mini-CWT Test, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest, SARTG New Year RTTY Contest,
AGCW Happy New Year CW Contest, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt
and AGB New Year Snowball Contest are all scheduled for January 1,
2020.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada’s parks and historic sites.

During December look for a number of stations active with the YOTA
suffix for Youngsters On The Air. QSL via LoTW or direct to M0SDV.

Please see December QST, page 63, January 2020 QST, page 81, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 50 ARLD050
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 19, 2019
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
KD7WPJ, W3UR, 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.

ROTUMA ISLAND, 3D2. 3D2AG/p is QRV until January 5, 2020. Activity
is on 160 to 2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL via
3D2AG.

GHANA, 9G. Ruettger, DL8MEZ is QRV as 9G5RV until December 22 while
on a business trip. Activity is in his spare time on 20 meters
using SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0. Oleh, KD7WPJ will be QRV as CE0Y/UR5BCP from
Hanga Roa, IOTA SA-001, from December 26 to 31. Activity will be on
60 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL to home call.

MOROCCO, CN. Special event station CN19JIM will be QRV on December
21 and 22 during the Journee Internationale de la Montagne. QSL via
RW6HS.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Volker, DL1WH will be QRV from
Borkum, IOTA EU-047, from December 21 to 31. Activity will be
holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW with some SSB. QSL to
home call.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0. Kasimir, DL2SBY will be QRV as HB0/DL2SBY from
December 21 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call.

ECUADOR, HC. Antonio, EA5RM is QRV as HC3AGT from Loja. Activity
is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL to
home call.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from December
22 to January 3, 2020. Activity will be in his spare time on 80 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE. Members of the Amateur Radio Contest DX Club are QRV
with special call sign 4U1XMAS until December 31 from the station at
the United Nations Vienna International Center. Activity is on 80,
40, 20 and 15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via UA3DX.

ARUBA, P4. Ben, DL6RAI is QRV as P4/DL6RAI until December 26.
Activity is holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using mostly CW with
some FT8. QSL to home call.

SURINAME, PZ. Arie, PA4ARI is QRV as PZ/PA4ARI from Paramaribo
until January 7, 2020. Activity is on 80, 40 and 20 meters using
SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL to home call.

GABON, TR. Roland, TR8CR has been active on 30 meters using CW
around 2000 and 2200z. QSL via F6AJA.

CHAD, TT. Nicolas, F8FQX is QRV as TT8SN from N’Djamena for the
next three to four years. Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters.
QSL via DL9USA.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Special event stations R95WURC, R95WBZ,
R95WFT, R95WGK, R95WJV, RW95WJ and RX95WN are active until December
25 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the UFA Radio Club and the
beginning of amateur radio in the Republic of Bashkortostan. QSL
via operators’ instructions.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Diya, YI1DZ is QRV as Z81D from Juba for at least
six months. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, FT8 and
possibly FT4. This includes possibly being active on 60 meters as
well. QSL via OM3JW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL CW Rookie Roundup, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, AGB-Party Contest,
Russian 160-Meter Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, OK DX RTTY Contest,
Padang DX SSB Contest and the Croatian CW Contest are all on tap for
this upcoming weekend.

The SKCC CW Sprint, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled
for December 25.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada’s parks and historic sites.

During December look for a number of stations active with the YOTA
suffix for Youngsters On The Air. QSL via LoTW or direct to M0SDV.

Please see December QST, page 63, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 49 ARLD049
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 12, 2019
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
W3UR, W9JJ, 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.

ROTUMA ISLAND, 3D2. 3D2AG/p will be QRV beginning December 17.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters. QSL via 3D2AG.

GEORGIA, 4L. Tev, TA1HZ will be QRV as 4L/TA1HZ from December 13 to
20. Activity will be mostly on the low bands using FT8 and FT4.
QSL direct to home call.

SENEGAL, 6W. A group of operators are QRV as 6V1A from Goree
Island, IOTA AF-045, until December 15. Activity is on the HF bands
using CW and SSB. QSL via 6W1QL.

BHUTAN, A5. Zorro, JH1AJT, Franz, DJ9ZB, Adrian, KO8SCA, Max, ON5UR
and Champ, E21EIC are QRV as A50BOC, A50BPC, and A5B until December
20 as part of a trip here in order to support Bhutan’s Olympic and
Paralympic Committees with regard to the 2020 Olympic Games in
Tokyo. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 and
FT4. QSL via JH1AJT.

CUBA, CO. Amed, CO2AME plans to be active in the ARRL 10 Meter
contest from Havana. QSL to home call.

ANTARCTICA. Roman, HB9HCF will be QRV as DP0GVN from the Neumayer
III station from December 15 to February 29, 2020. Activity will be
on 160 to 10 meters. QSL via DL5EBE.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as EA8/HB9FIH from El
Hierro, IOTA AF-004, until the end of March 2020. Activity is on
the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. This includes
various SOTA and IOTA activations. QSL to home call.

ETHIOPIA, ET. Members of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society are
QRV as ET3YOTA during December. QSL direct to N2OO.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Rudi, DB1RUL is QRV as FK/DB1RUL until December
27 from various IOTAs. Activity is on the HF bands using mainly
FT8. QSL to home call.

HONDURAS, HR. Tom, N9EAW is QRV as N9EAW/HR9 from Roatan Island,
IOTA NA-057, until December 22. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL
to home call.

THAILAND, HS. Brad, VK2BY will be QRV as HS0ZNR from Nam Yuen from
December 14 to January 8, 2020. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters
using SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW.

DENMARK, OZ. Volker, DJ8VW is QRV as 5P8VW from Romo, IOTA EU-125,
until December 21. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and
FT8. QSL to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Mark, WQ7X is QRV as VP5/WQ7X from
Providenciales Island, IOTA NA-002, until December 21. Activity is
on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

ANTARCTICA. Seba, SQ1SGB is QRV as VP8HAL from the Halley VI
Research Station until February 8, 2020. Activity is in his spare
time on 40 and 20 meters using JT65 and FT8. QSL via EB7DX.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Vicky, AE9YL and Carl, K9LA are QRV as ZF2YL
and ZF2LA, respectively, from Grand Cayman, IOTA NA-016, until
December 16. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being
active in the ARRL 10 Meter contest. QSL to home calls.

OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operation is
approved for DXCC credit: Lakshadweep Island, VU7RI, 2019
operation.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 10-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club
Triple Play Low Band Sprint, TRC Digi Contest and the CQC Great
Colorado 20-Meter CW Snowshoe Run are all on tap for this upcoming
weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for December 16.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray, NAQCC CW Sprint and QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for December 18.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada’s parks and historic sites.

During December look for a number of stations active with the YOTA
suffix for Youngsters On The Air. QSL via LoTW or direct to M0SDV.

Please see December QST, page 63, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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DX Bulletin 48 ARLD048
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 5, 2019
To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
F6AJA, ON4JM, 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.

CYPRUS, 5B. Alex, 5B4ALX is QRV as C4XMAS during December.
Activity is mainly on 20 meters. QSL via IZ4AMS.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio
Society are QRV with special event station A60BHR until December 17
to celebrate the 48th Bahrain National Day. QSL via A62A.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Carlo, ON4BR is QRV as C56BR until December 14.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL direct to
home call.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Rudi, DB1RUL is QRV as FK/DB1RUL from Grand
Terre, Poingam, Ile de Ouvea, and finally Ile de Pine until the end
of December. Activity is on the HF bands using mostly FT8. QSL to
home call.

SAINT MARTIN, FS. A group of operators are QRV as TO9W from Orient
Bay, IOTA NA-105, until December 13. Activity is on the HF bands
with a focus on 160, 80 and 40 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via
LoTW.

HONDURAS, HR. Gerard, F2JD will be QRV as HR5/F2JD from
Copan-Ruinas from December 12 to April 4, 2020. Activity will be on
160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via
F6AJA.

ARGENTINA, LU. Special event station L50JT is QRV until December 14
to commemorate the 50 years of the underwater tunnel under the
Parana River that connects Entre Rios and Santa Fe provinces.
Activity is on 80, 40 and 20 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes. QSL via LoTW.

FINLAND, OH. Members of the Santas Radio Club are QRV as special
event station OH9SCL from Rovaniemi during December. QSL direct to
OH9AB.

BELGIUM, ON. Members of the Radio Club des Ardennes will be QRV
with special event station OP75USA from December 7 to January 7,
2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
of World War II, as well as to commemorate the siege of Bastogne.
QSL via operators’ instructions.

BRAZIL, PY. Members of the Guara DX Group are QRV with special
event station ZW132GBA until December 15 to celebrate the 132nd
anniversary of the city of Guarabira. QSL via bureau.

SLOVENIA, S5. Members of the Radio Club Slovenj Gradec are QRV with
special event call sign S589PMC until January 5, 2020. QSL via
bureau.

SOMALIA, T5. Ali, EP3CQ is QRV as 6O1OO until December 19. QSL
direct to home call.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. John, W5JON will be QRV as V47JA from St.
Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from December 10 to 19. Activity will be on 160
to 6 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Haru, JA1XGI is QRV as V6K from Kosrae, IOTA
OC-059, until December 9. This includes being an entry in the ARRL
160 Meter contest. QSL to home call.

INDIA, VU. Members of the Repeater Society of Calicut and the
Malabar Amateur Radio Society will be QRV with special event call
sign AT1RS from Kappad Beach from December 8 to February 22, 2020 in
celebration of the 250th session of Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of
the Indian Parliament, and the 70th Constitution Day. QSL via
operators’ instructions.

VIET NAM, XV. Keith, G4FUF is QRV as XV9F from Tra Vinh Province in
the Mekong Delta. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands, with
most of his activity being on 6 and 2 meters, and 70 centimeters,
including EME. QSL direct to home call.

LAOS, XW. Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XR until December 16. Activity
is on 60 to 6 meters using CW, FT8 and FT4. QSL via E21EIC.

MYANMAR, XZ. Martti, OH2BH is QRV as XZ2D until April 17, 2020.
Activity is generally on 15 and 10 meters. QSL to home call.

ROMANIA, YO. Special event station YR2019REV is QRV during December
to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Romanian revolution.
Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via operators’ instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 160-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, UFT CW Meeting,
Wake-Up. QRP CW Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, International
Naval Contest, PRO CW Contest, FT Roundup, EPC Ukraine DX Contest
and the QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew CW Sprint will certainly
keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for
December 9.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and
NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for December 11.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada’s parks and historic sites.

During December look for a number of stations active with the YOTA
suffix for Youngsters On The Air. QSL via LoTW or direct to M0SDV.

Please see December QST, page 63, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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/EX

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ZCZC AE47
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DX Bulletin 47 ARLD047
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 27, 2019
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD047
ARLD047 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CE2ML, W3UR, 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.

SRI LANKA, 4S. Bernhard, DK7TF is QRV as 4S7DLG from Ambalangoda,
IOTA AS-003. Activity is on the HF bands using mainly SSB and FT8.
His length of stay is unknown. QSL via M0OXO.

MALAWI, 7Q. Karl, DK2WV is QRV as 7Q7W from Lilongwe for about
three weeks. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.
QSL to home call.

ZAMBIA, 9J. Mario, IK1MYT is active as 9J2MYT from Lusaka until
May 2020. He is QRV on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL direct to
IZ3KVD.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Rich, PA0RRS will be QRV as 9M2MRS from Penang
Island, IOTA AS-015, from December 3 to February 27, 2020. Activity
is on the HF bands using CW and various digital modes. QSL to home
call.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Paul, SA6PIS is QRV as C56PIS until December 13.
Activity is holiday style. QSL to home call. In addition, Andre,
ON7YK is QRV as C5YK from Bijilo until early March 2020. Activity
is on 60 to 10 meters using some CW, SSB and various digital modes,
especially FT8. QSL to home call.

CHILE, CE. Special event call XR2YOTA is QRV during all of December
to commemorate Youngsters On The Air month. QSL via LoTW.

SPAIN, EA. Members of the Mike Delta Victor DX Group will be QRV
with special call sign EG3PCD from December 2 to 5 during United
Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities. QSL via
LoTW.

ECUADOR, HC. Antonio, EA5RM plans to be QRV as HC3/EA5RM from Loja
and possibly also as HC2/EA5RM from Guayaquil from December 2 to
January 5, 2020. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and
various digital modes. QSL to home call.

ITALY, I. Members of the ARI section Fidenza will be QRV with
special call sign II4TIB during December to commemorate Ugo Tiberio,
one of Italy’s pioneers in the history of radio. QSL via IQ4FE.

US VIRGIN ISLAND, KP2. Ryan, KC7RW is QRV as KP2/KC7RW until
November 30. Activity is on 40 to 15 meters using SSB, FT8 and FT4
as conditions permits. QSL to home call.

BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik will
be QRV as special event call sign LZ4408SPA during December to honor
the memory of Bulgarian saints. QSL via bureau.

PERU, OA. Special event station OC3CS will be QRV from the
archaeological site Cerro Sechin on November 29 and 30. Activity
will be on the HF bands using SSB and various digital modes. QSL
via OA4O.

SOMALIA, T5. Ali, EP3CQ will be QRV as 6O1OO from December 4 to 19.
QSL to home call.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Members of the International Miller DX Club
are QRV as R2019DX and UE29DX until December 1 to celebrate the
club’s 29th anniversary. QSL via RQ7L.

MICRONESIA, V6. Haru, JA1XGI will be QRV as V6K from Kosrae, IOTA
OC-059, from December 2 to 9. This includes being an entry in the
upcoming ARRL 160 Meter contest. QSL to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Gerald, WA2TTI will be QRV as
VP5/WA2TTI from Turtle Cove, Providenciales Island, IOTA NA-002,
from December 2 to 7. Activity will be holiday style. QSL direct
to home call.

INDIA, VU. Datta, VU2DSI is QRV as AU2JCB until December 16 to
commemorate the birthdate of Indian physicist and radio pioneer
Jagadish Chandra Bose. Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.
QSL direct to home call.

BURKINA FASO, XT. Harald, DF2WO will be QRV as XT2AW from
Ouagadougou from December 2 to 20. Activity will be on the HF bands
with a focus on 160, 80 and 60 meters and also on various
satellites. QSL via M0OXO.

MYANMAR, XZ. Martti, OH2BH is QRV as XZ2D until April 17, 2020.
Activity is generally on 15 and 10 meters. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint and
the Russian Worldwide MultiMode Contest are on tap for this upcoming
weekend.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for December 3.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada’s parks and historic sites.

Please see November QST, page 89, December QST, page 63, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.
NNNN
/EX

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ZCZC AE46
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 46 ARLD046
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 21, 2019
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD046
ARLD046 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
LU3MAM, W2GD, W3UR, 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.

CYPRUS, 5B. Rumen, LZ1MS will be QRV as 5B4AGU as a Single
Op/Single Band on 40 meter entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.
QSL to home call.

NIGERIA, 5N. Bodo, DF8DX and Rene, DL2JRM are QRV as 5N7Q from
Abuja until November 25. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8. This includes being an entry in the CQ World
Wide DX CW contest. QSL via DF8DX.

GHANA, 9G. Members of the Slovenia Contest Club are QRV as 9G5W
until November 27. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and other digital modes. This includes being an entry in the
CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via LoTW.

TONGA, A3. Masa, JA0RQV will be QRV as A35JP from Tongatapu Island,
IOTA OC-049, beginning November 24 while involved in an
international project. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB and FT8. He also plans to activate the IOTA references
OC-191, OC-123, OC-064, and OC-169 during his stay. QSL to home
call.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Eric, OE4AAC is QRV as D4CC from Sal Island, IOTA
AF-086, until November 30. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW
and some FT8. This includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest. QSL to home call.

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS, FW. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be QRV as
FW/M0JHQ from Wallis Island, IOTA OC-054, from November 23 to 27.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL direct
to home call.

TEMOTU PROVINCE, H40. Rob, N7QT and Grant, KZ1W are QRV as H40KT
and H40TT, respectively, from Pigeon Island, IOTA OC-065, until
November 28. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8. This includes being an entry as H40KT in the CQ World Wide
DX CW contest. QSL via M0URX.

THAILAND, HS. A large group of operators will be QRV as HS0ZAR
during the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via K3ZO.

VATICAN, HV. Francesco, IK0FVC and Roberto, IK0PRG will be QRV as
HV0A for about half a day on November 23 during the CQ World Wide DX
CW contest. QSL direct to IK0FVC.

SARDINIA, IS0. Tony, LZ5EE, Ivailo, LZ5VV, Chav, LZ1ABC and
Chavdar, LZ1AQ will be QRV as IS0/LZ5F in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.

ARGENTINA, LU. A group of operators will be QRV as LS2D as a
Multi/1 entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via EC6DX.

ARUBA, P4. John, W2GD is QRV as P40W until November 25. Activity
is on the HF bands with an emphasis on CW. This includes being a
Single Op/All Band entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL
via N2MM.

SURINAME, PZ. Some members of the Minnesota Wireless Association
will be QRV as PZ5W from Lelydorp in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest. QSL via N0AT.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Bud, AA3B is QRV as V26K from Antigua,
IOTA NA-100, until November 26. Activity is on the HF bands with an
emphasis on CW. This includes being a Single Op/All Band/Low Power
entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL direct to home call.

NAMIBIA, V5. Uli, DM5EE will be QRV as V55A from Windhoek during
the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. Activity will be on 80 to 10
meters. QSL via M0OXO.

MICRONESIA, V6. Al, K7AR is QRV as V63AR from Pohnpei, IOTA OC-010,
until November 26. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and
FT8. This includes being an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest. QSL to home call.

BRUNEI, V8. Hajime, JO1RUR will be QRV as V85RH during the CQ World
Wide DX CW contest. QSL via LoTW.

LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Michael, DF8AN is QRV as VK9LQ until
November 27. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and
various digital modes, including FT8 in DX-pedition mode. QSL to
home call.

VIET NAM, XV. Mats, SM6LRR is QRV as XV9D until November 30.
Activity is on 40 to 20 meters. This includes being a Single
Op/Single Band entry on 40 meters in the CQ World Wide DX CW
contest. QSL direct to EA5GL. In addition, look for Sven, HB9DXB
to be QRV as XV9DXB in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via
EB7DX.

INDONESIA, YB. Members of Grobex Team Contest Indonesia will be QRV
as 7A2A in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL direct to YB2DX.
In addition, special event station 8H11TS will be QRV from Java
Island, IOTA OC-021, from November 24 to 27 to celebrate the 11th
anniversary of South Tangeran as an autonomous city. QSL via
operators’ instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ Worldwide DX CW Contest and QCX
CW Challenge are on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, SKCC CW
Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for November 27.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada’s parks and historic sites.

Please see November QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
NNNN
/EX

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ZCZC AE45
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 45 ARLD045
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 14, 2019
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD045
ARLD045 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA3B, EA4NF, LU4AAO, 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.

NIGER, 5U. Pierre, HB9AMO is QRV as 5U9AMO until November 25. QSL
via M0URX.

GHANA, 9G. Members of the Slovenia Contest Club will be QRV as 9G5W
from November 16 to 27. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and other digital modes. This includes being an entry
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via LoTW.

BAHAMAS, C6. A group of operators are QRV as C6AGU from Wood Cay
Island, IOTA NA-001, until December 9. Activity is on the HF bands
with a focus on 160 and 80 meters. This includes entries in the
upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW and ARRL 160-Meter contests. QSL via
HA7RY.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Eric, OE4AAC will be QRV as D4CC from Sal Island,
IOTA AF-086, from November 17 to 30. Activity will be on 40 to 10
meters using CW and some FT8. This includes being an entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL to home call.

CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9. Philippe, EA4NF will be QRV as EA9/EA4NF
from Melilla from November 18 to 21. Activity will be on various
satellites. QSL via LoTW.

MARQUESAS ISLANDS, FO. Didier, F6BCW will be QRV as FO/F6BCW from
Hiva Oa Island, IOTA OC-027, from November 19 to 25. Activity will
be on 40 and 20 meters. QSL direct to home call.

TEMOTU PROVINCE, H40. Rob, N7QT and Grant, KZ1W are QRV as H40KT
and H40TT, respectively, from Pigeon Island, IOTA OC-065, until
November 28. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8. This includes being an entry as H40KT in the upcoming CQ
World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via M0URX.

ARGENTINA, LU. Members of the Radio Club QRM Belgrano are QRV as
LU4AAO until November 18 to celebrate the Argentine Traditions Day.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL direct to
LU4AAO.

SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5. Wlodek, SP6EQZ and Janusz, SP6IXF will be
QRV as PJ5/home calls from Saint Eustatius, IOTA NA-145, from
November 16 to 30. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB
and various digital modes. This includes a possible entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL to home calls.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Bud, AA3B will be QRV as V26K from
Antigua, IOTA NA-100, November 16 to 26. Activity will be on the HF
bands with an emphasis on CW. This includes being a Single Op/All
Band/Low Power entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.
QSL direct to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Al, K7AR will be QRV as V63AR from Pohnpei, IOTA
OC-010, from November 18 to 26. Activity will be on the HF bands
using CW, SSB and FT8. This includes being an entry in the upcoming
CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Dennis, K2SX, Art, KZ5D, Les, W2LK,
Bill, AC0W and Jim, K4QPL will be QRV as VP5/home calls from Caicos,
IOTA NA-002, from November 19 to 26. They will be QRV as VP5M in
the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL to home calls and
VP5M direct to K4QPL.

VIET NAM, XV. Mats, SM6LRR will be QRV as XV9D from November 17 to
30. Activity will be on 40 to 20 meters. This includes being a
Single Op/Single Band entry on 40 meters in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX CW contest. QSL direct to EA5GL.

INDONESIA, YB. Burkhard, DL3KZA is QRV as YB9/DL3KZA from Sumbawa
and Lombok Island, IOTA OC-150, until December 2. Activity is on
the HF bands using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Dan, N6MJ will be QRV as ZF2MJ from November 19
to 25. He will be active as ZF1A in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX
CW contest on all bands. QSL ZF2MJ to home call and ZF1A via K6AM.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL SSB Sweepstakes Contest, ARRL
EME Contest, AWA Bruce Kelley 1929 QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP
80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YO International 80-Meter
PSK31 Contest, LZ DX Contest, All Austrian 160-Meter CW Contest, REF
160-Meter CW Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, RSGB 1.8 MHz CW Contest and
the Homebrew and Oldtime Equipment CW Party will certainly keep
contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for November 18.

The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn SSB Series, CWops Mini-CWT Test, QRP
40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and Phone Fray are scheduled for November 20.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada’s parks and historic sites.

Please see November QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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/EX

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