DX News from the ARRL18 December, 2015
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 N2ZN.
POLAND, SP. HF2016HNY rings in the new year on the air between December 18 and January 10, 2016. QSL via bureau, SQ2JK, direct or LoTW.
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.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The Feld Hell Sprint, OK DX RTTY 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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