DX News – December 1, 2016


QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 49 ARLD049

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT December 1, 2016

To all radio amateurs   

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.

, 3B9. Olaf, G0CKV is QRV as 3B9HA and is active holiday style on the HF bands until December 12. He is also usually active on 160 and 80 meters around his local sunset from 1400 to 0100z. QSL to M0OXO.

FIJI, 3D2. Chris, VK3FY will be QRV as 3D3FY from December 6 to 14. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.

MAURITANIA, 5T. Vladimir, UA4WHX is QRV as 5T9VB from Nouakchott. He is active on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

, A3. Hiro, JA6WFM is QRV as A31MM from Nuku’alofa until early 2017. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters. QSL via EA5GL.

, D4. Larry, OH5XP and Zaba, OH1ZAA are QRV as D4X from Sal Rei City on Boa Vista Island, IOTA AF-086, until December 5. Activity is on 40, 30, 20 and 6 meters, and 70 MHz. QSL via OH6GDX.

. Francois, F4HLT is QRV as FT3YL from the Dumont d’Urville Station on the Adelie Land group, IOTA AN-017. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL via F6KPQ.

, FS. Paul, K9NU, James, N9TK, John, W9ILY and John, K9EL are QRV as FS/home calls until December 10. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home calls.

, J6. Operators W3FF, W6PNG, W6LDX, KI8R, K0BBC, WJ1B and KO7M will be QRV as J6/home calls from December 4 to 12. W3FF and W6HFP will be QRV as J68FF and J68HF, respectively. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters from various locations on the island. QSL via operators’ instructions.

, S5. Special event station S509PMC is QRV during December and January to call attention to the Peace Messenger City program. QSL via S59DCD.

, SV9. Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Chios are QRV as SZ9/SZ8ARC/p from various locations on Crete until December 3. QSL direct to SZ8ARC.

. Oleg, ZS1OIN plans to be QRV as RI1ANA from the Molodyozhnaya research station until April 2017. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

, UN. A number of stations are QRV in December with the UP25 prefix to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. QSL via operators’ instructions.

, UR. Special event station EO25UD is QRV during December to celebrate the 25th anniversary of UARL, the Ukrainian national ham radio club. QSL via UR7UD.

, VP5. Dave, W5CW is QRV as VP5/W5CW from Providenciales, IOTA NA-002, until December 13. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. He plans to be active as VP5CW in the ARRL 160 Meter contest and the upcoming ARRL 10 Meter contest. QSL direct to home call.

, ZS8. David, ZS1BCE is QRV as ZS8Z from Marion Island, IOTA AF-021, until May 2018 while working as a communications technician. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and various digital modes when time permits. QSL direct to ZS1LS.


 The ARRL 160-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, TARA RTTY Melee, Wake-Up QRP CW Sprint, TOPS Activity CW Contest, 10-Meter RTTY Contest and the SARL Digital Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for December 6. The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for December 7.

Youngsters On The Air, YOTA, runs during the month of December. A number of stations with the YOTA suffix are active for the event.

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

Please see November QST, page 94 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.



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