DX News – December 10, 2015


DX Bulletin 49 ARLD049
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 10, 2015
To all radio amateurs

ARLD049 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by CO8TW, CT3HF, N2GG, OH9MM, W3IZ, 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.

BARBADOS, 8P. Ernest, J69AZ will be QRV as 8P9JB from December 15 to January 5, 2016. Activity will be on the HF bands using QRP power. QSL direct to home call.

ANTARCTICA. Bhagwati, VU3BPZ is QRV as 8T2BH until mid December 2016 at the Bharati Research Station. Activity is on 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL via I1HYW.

OMAN, A4. Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society are QRV as A43SI from Suwadi Island, IOTA AS-112, until December 12. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via A47RS.

CHILE, CE. Luis, CE2LML will be QRV as XR2K in the ARRL 10 Meter contest. QSL via W4/CX1EK.

CUBA, CO. Juan, CO8TW will be QRV as a Single Op/Low Power entry in the ARRL 10 Meter contest. QSL to home call.

MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3. Members of the REP-Delegation in Madeira will be QRV as CQ90IARU from December 17 to 23 in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the IARU. QSL via bureau.

SABLE ISLAND, CY0. Aaron, VA1AXC is QRV as CY0/VA1AXC until January 31, 2016 while on work assignment. Activity is in his spare time on 20 meters using SSB. QSL direct to JE1LET.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Magnus, SM6WET will be QRV as E51WET from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, and Aitutaki Island, IOTA OC-083, from December 14 to January 8, 2016. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65. QSL direct to home call.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ. Bill, K2HVN will be QRV as FJ/K2HVN from December 12 to 19. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Tom, WL7HP is QRV as H44TM from Guadalcanal until February 16, 2016. He is active in his spare time on 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters using SSB and possibly some CW. He plans to visit three of the outer islands. QSL to home call.

HONDURAS, HR. Tom, N9EAW is QRV as HR9/N9EAW from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, until December 20. Activity is holiday style on 20 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

ST. LUCIA, J6. Members of the Buddies in the Caribbean DXpedition Group Thomas, K4ZGB, Bryan, N8WD, David, W2LNX, Larry, W7DGP and Jonathan, WB9OTX are QRV as J6/home calls until December 14. They are joined by Budd, J68FF, Chris, J68HF and Rick, J68RL. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, various digital modes and Satellite operations with several stations on the air. QSL via operators’ instructions.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Freddy, F4HEC is QRV as KH0/F4HEC from Saipan, IOTA OC-086, until December 13. QSL direct to home call.

FINLAND, OH. Members of the Santa Claus Artic Circle Team are QRV as OH9SCL during the month of December. Activity is on the HF bands using all modes. QSL via OH9AB.

SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5. Nigel, G3TXF is QRV as PJ6/G3TXF from Saba Island, IOTA NA-145, until December 13. Activity is on 30, 17 and 12 meters using CW. This includes an entry in the ARRL 10 Meter contest. QSL to home call.

SLOVENIA, S5. Special event station S508PMC is QRV until January 4, 2016 to promote the World Wide PMC contest. QSL direct to S50X.

PALAU, T8. Kazuo, JR1UBR is QRV as T88AB from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until December 15. QSL to home call.

MALI, TZ. Chris, F4WBN and Rene, F5DUX are QRV as TZ9A until December 19. Activity is on the HF bands with a focus on RTTY. QSL via F4WBN.

BRUNEI, V8. Members of the Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association are QRV as V890IARU until the end of 2015 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the IARU. Activity is on the HF bands using all modes. QSL via V85TL.

BERMUDA, VP9. Steve, KU9C is QRV as KU9C/VP9 until December 14. This includes an entry in the ARRL 10 Meter contest. QSL to home call.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Gil, N2GG is QRV as ZF2EA from Grand Cayman Island until December 19. Activity is on 80 t0 10 meters using some CW but mostly SSB. QSL to home call.


The ARRL 10-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, International Naval Contest and the QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew CW Sprint are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are all scheduled for December 16. Please see December QST page 69 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.


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