DX News – December 31, 2015


DX Bulletin 52 ARLD052
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 31, 2015
To all radio amateurs

ARLD052 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by W3UR, QRZ DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

SRI LANKA, 4S. Nuria, EA3WL and Josep, EA3BT will be QRV as 4S7NTG and 4S7JTG, respectively, from Beruwala Island, IOTA AS-003, from January 3 to 8. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using mostly SSB, with some CW and RTTY. QSL both calls via EA3BT.

KENYA, 5Z. Rick, M0LEP is QRV as 5Z4/M0LEP until January 10.Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

SENEGAL, 6W. Francis, F6BLP will be QRV as 6W7SK from January 5 to 31. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, with a focus on the low bands, using CW with some SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

LESOTHO, 7P. Heli, DD0VR will be QRV as 7P8VR from January 4 to 7. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

MOROCCO, CN. Jean, F5LYF is QRV as CN2JJ from Tiznit until March 2016. Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Members of the Radio Telegraphy High Speed Club are QRV as DP65HSC during 2016 to celebrate its 65th anniversary. QSL via bureau.

IRELAND, EI. Special event station EI1916E is QRV during all of 2016 to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising of Dublin. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB, RTTY and PSK. This includes entries in some of the upcoming RTTY contests. QSL direct to EI3GC.

KYRGYZSTAN, EX. Andrea, HB9DUR is QRV as EX/HB9DUR from Bishkek until January 8. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special event station HL16RI is QRV until June 27, 2016 during the 107th Convention of Rotary International in Seoul that is held from May 28 to June 1. QSL via bureau.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ is QRV as JD1BMH from Chichi-jima Island, IOTA AS-031, until January 9. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

BULGARIA, LZ. Members of Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are QRV as LZ1012SGM during 2016 to honor the memory of Bulgarian Saints. QSL via bureau.

UKRAINE, UR. Special event stations EM10UFF and EM10UCF are QRV until June 30, 2016 to mark the 10 year anniversaries of the Ukrainian Flora and Fauna and Ukrainian Castles. QSL both calls via UR7UT.

BELIZE, V3. Bob, K7YB will be QRV as V31YB from Placencia and San Ignacio from January 3 to 12. Activity will be holiday style on 40, 20, 17 and 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Kou, JR2GAG is QRV as V63GG from Kosrae Island, IOTA OC-059, until January 8. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Special event station VI2AJ2016 will be QRV from January 3 to 13 during the 24th Australian Jamboree from Cataract Scout Park in New South Wales. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via VK2KDP.

LAOS, XW. Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XR until mid January 2016. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via E21EIC.

VANUATU, YJ. Daniel, VK4AFU plans to be QRV as YJ0AFU from Port Vila, IOTA OC-035, from January 2 to 10. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via NA5U.

ZIMBABWE, Z2. Herbert, 7Z1HB is QRV as Z21LS until January 8. Activity is on the upper HF bands. QSL direct to home call.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Lewis, WW4LL is QRV as ZF2LL from Grand Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB. He  also plans to be QRV in the ARRL RTTY Roundup. QSL via operator’s instructions.


The ARRL RTTY Roundup, Kid’s Day SSB Contest, The Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party, AGB New Year 80-Meter Snowball Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, SARTG New Year RTTY Contest, AGCW Happy New Year CW Contest, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest, PODXS 070 Club PSKFest, World Wide PMC Contest, Original QRP CW Contest and the EUCW 160-Meter CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this New Year’s weekend.

The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for January 5. The UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and QRP CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 6.

Please see January 2016 QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

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