ARLD050 DX news

ARLD050 DX news

DX Bulletin 50 ARLD050
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 17, 2015
To all radio amateurs

ARLD050 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

ROTUMA ISLAND, 3D2. Antoine, 3D2AG will be QRV as 3D2AG/p from
December 20 to January 20, 2016, using solar power. Look for him on
80 to 6 meters on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via 3D2AG, direct.

ISRAEL, 4X. Bodo, DF8DX will be active from December 22 to 27 as
4X/DF8DX. QSL via home call, direct or via bureau. Also, members
of the Holy Land DX Group will activate the call sign 4X4WFF from
Avdat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Negev Desert in southern
Israel on December 25 and 26. Ops include Shalom, 4Z4BS, Mark,
4Z4KX, Ruben, 4Z5FI, Yulik, 4X6HP, Ros, 4Z5LA, Vlad, 4Z5IW, Art,
4X4DZ and Jan, 4X1VF. The group will have two stations running
using CW and SSB. QSL only via IK2DUW.

BOTSWANA, A2. Gopan, M0XUU/VU3HPF will be on the air from December
22 to 30, operating holiday style as A25GR on 40, 30, 20, and 17
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via M0XUU, direct or via the bureau.

CHILE, CE. XR400AA celebrates the 400th anniversary of the
discovery of Cape Horn. Ops Claudio, XQ1FM, Carlos, XQ1CR, Boris,
CE1AT, Sergio, CE3WW, Rodrigo, CE4KCA, Danilo, XQ4CW, and Juan,
CE1URJ will operate until the end of January, 2016 using CW, SSB,
and digital modes. QSL via XQ4CW.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Henrik, OZ6TL plans to operate holiday
style as E51TLA from December 19 to January 9, 2016. QSL via OZ6TL,
direct or via the bureau. Hardy, DL7LL will be QRV from December 20
to 28 as E51LLA. QSL via DL7LL. Magnus, SM6WET will be active as
E51WET until January 9, 2016. Operations will be on 160 to 6 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65. QSL via his home call sign.

REUNION ISLAND, FR. Mario, FR4QT will be active on December 19 and
20 and December 26 with the call TO90R celebrating the 90th
anniversary of the REF. QSL via FR4QT, direct.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Tom, WL7HP and his wife Margret, H44MK will be
active from Guadalcanal Island (OC-047) until February 16 as H44TM
and H44MK, respectively on 40, 20, 17, and 15 meters, using mostly
SSB. They plan to activate other islands as well. QSL H44TM via
WL7HP, direct and H44MK via qrz.com.

DOMINICA, J7. Walter, HB9MFM is active as J79WTA until January 30,
2016, on HF with a focus on 60 meters. QSL via HB9MFM, direct or
via bureau. Also, Dave, WJ2O will be active as J7/WJ2O from
February 17 to 23, 2016. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters, but
with a concentration on CW only on 30, 17 and 12 meters. QSL via

POLAND, SP. HF2016HNY rings in the new year on the air between
December 18 and January 10, 2016. QSL via bureau, SQ2JK, direct or

NAMIBIA, V5. Dietmar, DL3DXX will be active until December 28 as
V5/DL3DXX, mostly on CW and the low bands. QSL via home call,
direct or via bureau.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Eric, OE4AAC will be QRV as 3B8HD during February
of next year. He’ll be QRV mostly on CW on 40 and 30 meters. QSL
to home call either via the bureau or direct.

FIJI, 3D2. Udo, DL9HCU is QRV as 3D2HC for the next few weeks. He
usually runs QRP on 30 to 15 meters using CW. QSL to home call, via
the bureau or direct.

PALAU, T8. Ryosei, JH0IXE will be active as T8CW from December 24
to January 7, 2016. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY, JT65 and PSK31. QSL via JA0FOX by the bureau, JH0IXE
direct, LoTW or eQSL. Also, six JA ops will be QRV from January 7
to 14, 2016. They are Mike, JA6EGL (T88SM), Hirotaka, JA6KYU
(T88HS), Yas, JA6UBY (T88RR), YL Miyoko, JO3LVG (T88MK), Ichy,
JH7IPR (T88UW) and Tsuneaki, JI6BFF (T88TK). Activity will be
holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via
operators’ instructions.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. David, K1KA will be active as V47KA from
February 2 to 25, 2016. Activity will be holiday style on the HF
bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and JT65. QSL via home call,
direct or LoTW.

VANUATU, YJ. Robert, DL7VOA will be active as YJ4AO from December
27 and January 13, 2016. Activity will be holiday style mainly on
CW during his evening and night hours, maybe some SSB but no
digital. QSL via home call sign, direct or by the bureau.

Contest, RAC Winter Contest, Croatian CW Contest and the ARRL Rookie
Roundup, CW are all on tap for this weekend. The Russian 160 Meter
Contest and the AGB-Party Contest are on December 18. The Run for
the Bacon QRP Contest is on December 21. Please see December QST,
page 69 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

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