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DX Bulletin 50 ARLD050
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 8, 2016
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD050
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.
PALESTINE, E4. Watch for Bodo, DF8DX and Hermann, DL2NUD to be
active from Jericho until December 18 with the calls E44QX and
E44HP. They will be QRV on the HF bands using CW and via EME. QSL
E44QX via DF8DX (d/B), ClubLog OQRS, LoTW and E44HP via DL2NUD.
ST. LUCIA, J6. Budd, W3FF, Paul, W6PNG, Thomas, W6LDX, Michael,
KI8R, Matthew, K0BBC, Harold, WJ1B, Chris, W6HFP, and Jeffrey, KO7M
will be active until December 12. They are QRV as J68FF, J6/W6PNG,
J6/W6LDX, J6/KI8R, J6/K0BBC, J6/WJ1B, J68HF and J6/KO7M on 160 to 6
meters. QSL via home calls or LoTW.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, K. WX3MAS will be active from Nazareth
and Bethlehem in Pennsylvania this weekend on HF using SSB, CW and
PSK31. QSL via WX3MAS, direct.
PALAU, T8. Akira, JH0CKF will be QRV on Koror Island (OC-009, WW
Loc. PJ77fi) from December 13 to 16 as T88MZ on the HF bands. QSL
via JH0CKF (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog OQRS.
KAZAKHSTAN, UN. The following special event stations are going to
celebrate Kazakhstan's 25th anniversary of independence during
December: UP25CWA, UP25ECA, UP25FW, UP25G, UP25I, UP25J, UP25KZ,
UP25L, UP25LL, UP25LW, UP25M, UP25N, UP25NFD, UP25NR, UP25NWA,
UP25O, UP25OGA, UP25P, UP25PA, UP25TX, UP25Z, UP25ZA, UP25ZAF,
UP25ZF, UP25ZWW. An award will be available for 25 QSOs. QSL via
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Mikhail, VE7ACN will sign VP5/VE7ACN
from Grand Turk Island (NA-003) from December 10 to 19 on the HF
bands using CW and SSB. QSL via VE7ACN, LoTW.
YOTA. The YOungsters On the Air group is active with the following
calls during December from all over the world: 3V8YOTA, 4O1YOTA,
4O2YOTA, 7X2YOTA, 9A0YOTA, 9A16YOTA, A2YOTA, A60YOTA, A91YOTA,
DA0YOTA, E71YOTA, ES9YOTA, ET3AA/YOTA, GB16YOTA, HA6YOTA, HB9YOTA,
II2YOTA, II5YOTA, J62YOTA, LX4YOTA, LY5YOTA, LZ16YOTA, OD5RI/YOTA,
OE16YOTA, OE2YOTA, OH2YOTA, OL16YOTA, OM16YOTA, OM9YOTA, ON4YOTA,
PA6YOTA, PD6YOTA, R16YOTA, SH9YOTA, TM0YOTA, YO0YOTA, YT16YOTA, and
ZS9YOTA. QSL only via ClubLog OQRS.
SENEGAL, 6W. Peter, HA3AUI plans to operate as 6W2SC and J5UAP from
January 20 to March 5, 2017. He will be QRV on 20 to 10 meters
using CW. QSL via HA3AUI (d), LoTW.
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, KH6. Eric, KH6EB works on the uninhabited island
Kaho'olawe for 10 days each month. During December he will be on
the island from the 12th to the 21st. He will be QRV during his
spare time, local morning and evening hours, on 20 meters using SSB,
PSK31 and JT65. QSL via KH6EB (d), LoTW, eQSL.
EAST TIMOR, 4W. Tack, JE1CKA is planning to celebrate the 15th
anniversary of East Timor's Independence with an operation in the
May-June 2017 time frame.
MARITIME MOBILE, /MM. Frank, F5MYK/MM is operating shipboard in the
Indian Ocean, aboard the R/V Marion Dufresnes 2, until January 2.
His itinerary, leaving Reunion, takes him near Crozet, Kerguelen,
Amsterdam, Tromelin, Mauritius and back to Reunion on December 30.
He will check 40, 12 and 6 meters. He also often checks 6 meters
during his lunch break from noon to 2 PM local.
SRI LANKA, 4S. The Radio Society of Sri Lanka's annual DXpedition
to Hiyare Galle as 4S7RS will take place December 10 to 13 on 160 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes.
THE GAMBIA, C5. C5FUD and C5GCJ, with ops SP2FUD and SP2GCJ are
active on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, until December 16.
QSL C5FUD via SP2FUD and C5GCJ via SP2GCJ.
ZIMBABWE, Z2. Z21LS is active on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, PSK and
RTTY. QSL via DE1ZHB direct or use Germany's DARC bureau.
ANTARCTICA, CE9/KC4. 8J1RL and 8J60JARE (op Yath, JG2MLI), will be
QRV until January 20, 2018. He will be on CW, SSB and digital modes
on 40 to 10 meters. QSL direct to JG2MLI or through Japan's JARL
MAURITIUS, 3B8. Johnny, SM6JBC is now active as 3B8JB. His length
of stay is unknown. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using RTTY, PSK
and some SSB. QSL via his home call sign, direct or by the Bureau.
FIJI, 3D3. Chris, VK3FY will be active as 3D3FY from Fiji Island
(OC-016) until December 14. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to
10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.
NIGERIA, 5N/5N40. Look for Tom, PA3TG (5N/PA3TG), to be active
using the special call sign 5N40TG from Lagos starting January 1,
2017. Activity will be on 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via home
CHINA, BG2. Miao, BG2AUE from Harbin, has been very active on 80
meters around 1200z on 3521.5 kHz. QSL via LoTW or direct.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 10-Meter Contest, SKCC Weekend
Sprintathon, International Naval Contest, AWA Bruce Kelley 1929 QSO
Party and the CQC Great Colorado Snowshoe Run will keep contesters
busy this weekend. The NAQCC CW Sprint is December 14. Please see
December QST, page 73 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for
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