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DX Bulletin 51Â ARLD051
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CTÂ December 15, 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.
KENYA, 5Z.Â Sila, AK0SK plans to be QRV as 5Z4/AK0SK from Taveta from December 22 to January 6, 2017.Â Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB.Â QSL to home call.
SENEGAL, 6W.Â Members of the Association des Radio-Amateurs du Senegal are QRV as 6V1A from Goree Island, IOTA AF-045, until December 18.Â Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.Â QSL direct to 6W7JX.
ALGERIA, 7X.Â Operators 7X2FK, 7X5PY, 7X7QB, and one SWL will be QRV as 7T0A from Djanet in the Great Sahara Desert from December 18 to Activity will be with two stations on 160 to 10 meters using CWÂ and SSB.Â QSL via operators’ instructions.
THE GAMBIA, C5.Â Vlad, UA4WHX is QRV as C50VB.Â Activity is currently on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.Â His length of stay is unknown.Â Â QSL to home call.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.Â Heiko, DL9JON plans to be QRV with special event call DM0MORSE on December 17 and 18.Â Activity will be on 160, 80 and 40 meters.Â QSL via bureau.
PHILIPPINES, DU.Â Robert, DU7ET is QRV as 4F7OC from Negros Island, IOTA OC-129, until January 15, 2017.Â QSL direct to home call.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI.Â Operator K6BIB is QRV as K6BIB/HI from Punta Cana until December 23.Â Activity is on the HF bands using 15 watts.Â QSL via operator’s instructions.
LUCIA, J6. Bill, K9HZ will be QRV as J68HZ from December 17 to January 2, 2017.Â Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.Â QSL direct to home call.
MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1.Â Take, JG8NQJ will be QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, IOTA OC-073, from December 19 to March 15, 2017 while on work assignment.Â Activity will be in his spare time on 20 to 6 meters using CW and RTTY.Â QSL to home call.
ANTARCTICA.Â Alex, RD1AV is QRV as RI1ANC from Base Vostok, IOTA AN-016, until February 15, 2017.Â Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.Â QSL via RN1ON.
NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N.Â Matt, VK1MA plans to be QRV as VK9NM from December 19 to 26.Â Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters.Â Depending on local circumstances, he also plans to activate Mt. Bates, SOTA VK9/NO-001, on 40 to 10 meters.Â QSL via operator’s instructions.
CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9.Â Steve, WB4GHY is QRV as VQ9SC from Diego Garcia Island, IOTA AF-006.Â Activity of late has been on 40, 20 and 15 meters using SSB.Â His length of stay is unknown.Â QSL to home call.
INDIA, VU.Â Special event station 8T1VWN is QRV until the end of 2017 to honor the memory of K. R. Vasantha Kumar, VU2VWN.Â QSL via VU2ACC.
LAOS, XW.Â Champ, E21EIC is QRV as XW1IC until December 20. Activity will be in his spare time on 80 to 6 meters.Â QSL via operator’s instructions.
ROMANIA, YO.Â Horia, YO3IMD will be QRV with special call sign YP2017HNY from December 20 to January 20, 2017.Â QSL via YO3KPA.
ZIMBABWE, Z2.Â Herbert, 7Z1HB is QRV as Z21LS until January 2017. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK.Â QSL via the Bureau.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.Â Jeff, K5WE will be QRV as ZF2WE from Cayman Brac from December 21 to 30.Â Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using mostly CW with some RTTY.Â QSL to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.
The ARRL CW Rookie Roundup, Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, Russian 160-Meter Contest, AWA Bruce Kelley 1929 CW QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, AGB-Party Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, OK DX RTTY Contest, RAC Winter Contest and the Padang 40-Meter DX SSB Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is scheduled for December 19.Â The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray, and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are all scheduled for December 21.
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 December QST, page 73 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.