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DX Bulletin 50Â ARLD050
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CTÂ December 17, 2015
To all radio amateurs
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided byÂ QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, ContestÂ Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.Â Thanks to all.
ROTUMA ISLAND, 3D2.Â Antoine, 3D2AG will be QRV as 3D2AG/p fromÂ December 20 to January 20, 2016, using solar power.Â Look for him onÂ 80 to 6 meters on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31.Â QSL via 3D2AG, direct.
ISRAEL, 4X.Â Bodo, DF8DX will be active from December 22 to 27 asÂ 4X/DF8DX.Â QSL via home call, direct or via bureau.Â Also, membersÂ of the Holy Land DX Group will activate the call sign 4X4WFF fromÂ Avdat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Negev Desert in southernÂ Israel on December 25 and 26.Â Ops include Shalom, 4Z4BS, Mark,Â 4Z4KX, Ruben, 4Z5FI, Yulik, 4X6HP, Ros, 4Z5LA, Vlad, 4Z5IW, Art,Â 4X4DZ and Jan, 4X1VF.Â The group will have two stations runningÂ using CW and SSB.Â QSL only via IK2DUW.
BOTSWANA, A2.Â Gopan, M0XUU/VU3HPF will be on the air from DecemberÂ 22 to 30, operating holiday style as A25GR on 40, 30, 20, and 17Â meters using CW and SSB.Â QSL via M0XUU, direct or via the bureau.
CHILE, CE.Â XR400AA celebrates the 400th anniversary of theÂ discovery of Cape Horn.Â Ops Claudio, XQ1FM, Carlos, XQ1CR, Boris,Â CE1AT, Sergio, CE3WW, Rodrigo, CE4KCA, Danilo, XQ4CW, and Juan,Â CE1URJ will operate until the end of January, 2016 using CW, SSB,Â and digital modes.Â QSL via XQ4CW.
SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.Â Henrik, OZ6TL plans to operate holidayÂ style as E51TLA from December 19 to January 9, 2016.Â QSL via OZ6TL,Â direct or via the bureau.Â Hardy, DL7LL will be QRV from December 20Â to 28 as E51LLA.Â QSL via DL7LL.Â Magnus, SM6WET will be active asÂ E51WET until January 9, 2016.Â Operations will be on 160 to 6 metersÂ using CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65.Â QSL via his home call sign.
REUNION ISLAND, FR.Â Mario, FR4QT will be active on December 19 andÂ 20 and December 26 with the call TO90R celebrating the 90thÂ anniversary of the REF.Â QSL via FR4QT, direct.
SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.Â Tom, WL7HP and his wife Margret, H44MK will beÂ active from Guadalcanal Island (OC-047) until February 16 as H44TMÂ and H44MK, respectively on 40, 20, 17, and 15 meters, using MostlyÂ SSB.Â They plan to activate other islands as well.Â QSL H44TM viaÂ WL7HP, direct and H44MK via qrz.com.
DOMINICA, J7.Â Walter, HB9MFM is active as J79WTA until January 30,Â 2016, on HF with a focus on 60 meters.Â QSL via HB9MFM, direct orÂ via bureau.Â Also, Dave, WJ2O will be active as J7/WJ2O fromÂ February 17 to 23, 2016.Â Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters, butÂ with a concentration on CW only on 30, 17 and 12 meters.Â QSL viaÂ N2ZN.
POLAND, SP.Â HF2016HNY rings in the new year on the air betweenÂ December 18 and January 10, 2016.Â QSL via bureau, SQ2JK, direct orÂ LoTW.
NAMIBIA, V5.Â Dietmar, DL3DXX will be active until December 28 asÂ V5/DL3DXX, mostly on CW and the low bands.Â QSL via home call,Â direct or via bureau.
MAURITIUS, 3B8.Â Eric, OE4AAC will be QRV as 3B8HD during FebruaryÂ of next year. Â He’ll be QRV mostly on CW on 40 and 30 meters.Â QSLÂ to home call either via the bureau or direct.
FIJI, 3D2.Â Udo, DL9HCU is QRV as 3D2HC for the next few weeks.Â HeÂ usually runs QRP on 30 to 15 meters using CW.Â QSL to home call, viaÂ the bureau or direct.
PALAU, T8.Â Ryosei, JH0IXE will be active as T8CW from December 24Â to January 7, 2016.Â Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW,Â SSB, RTTY, JT65 and PSK31.Â QSL via JA0FOX by the bureau, JH0IXEÂ direct, LoTW or eQSL.Â Also, six JA ops will be QRV from January 7Â to 14, 2016.Â They are Mike, JA6EGL (T88SM), Hirotaka, JA6KYUÂ (T88HS), Yas, JA6UBY (T88RR), YL Miyoko, JO3LVG (T88MK), Ichy,Â JH7IPR (T88UW) and Tsuneaki, JI6BFF (T88TK).Â Activity will beÂ holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.Â QSL viaÂ operators’ instructions.
KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. David, K1KA will be active as V47KA fromÂ February 2 to 25, 2016.Â Activity will be holiday style on the HFÂ bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and JT65.Â QSL via home call,Â direct or LoTW.
VANUATU, YJ.Â Robert, DL7VOA will be active as YJ4AO from DecemberÂ 27 and January 13, 2016.Â Activity will be holiday style mainly onÂ CW during his evening and night hours, maybe some SSB but noÂ digital.Â QSL via home call sign, direct or by the bureau.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.
The Feld Hell Sprint, OK DX RTTYÂ Contest, RAC Winter Contest, Croatian CW Contest and the ARRL RookieÂ Roundup, CW are all on tap for this weekend.Â The Russian 160 MeterÂ Contest and the AGB-Party Contest are on December 18.Â The Run forÂ the Bacon QRP Contest is on December 21.Â Please see December QST,Â page 69 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.