DX News – December 24, 2015


DX Bulletin 51 ARLD051
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 24, 2015
To all radio amateurs

ARLD051 DX news

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.

MAURITIUS, 3B8. Paul, G8AFC is QRV as 3B8/G8AFC from the seal on the north coast of the island in Pereybere until April 6, 2016. He is active on 20, 10 and 6 meters using SSB between 0900 and 1200z.
QSL direct to home call.

SENEGAL, 6W. Earl, WA3DX plans to be QRV as 6W1/WA3DX, 6W7/WA3DX and 6W6/WA3DX from Dakar, Mbao, Kaolack and Saloum Islands, respectively, from December 26 to January 12. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL direct to home call.

JAMAICA, 6Y. Lester, W8YCM is QRV as 6Y5/W8YCM from Negril, IOTA NA-097, until January 16. Activity is mainly on 17 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. A large group of operators will be QRV as 9M2SI from Indah Island, IOTA AS-074, from December 25 to 27. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to 9M2OOO.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Tak, JR1EFG is QRV as 9M6/JR1EFG until December 26. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Henrik, OZ6TL is QRV as E51TLA from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, until January 9. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using mainly CW and RTTY on 30 and 20 meters. QSL to home call.

KERGUELEN ISLAND, FT/X. Nicolas is QRV as FT4XU until mid January. He is occasionally QRV on 20 meters SSB around 1400 to 1800z. QSL via F1ULQ.

HUNGARY, HA. Special event station HG5XMAS is QRV until January 2. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. This includes entries in the DARC Christmas and Happy New Year contests. QSL via operators’ instructions.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Han, DS2GOO plans to be QRV as DS2GOO/2 from Taeijak Island, IOTA AS-090, from December 28 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home call.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from Chichijima Island, IOTA AS-031, from December 30 to January 9. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

CURACAO, PJ2. Stephen, KH0UN plans to be QRV as PJ2/KH0UN on December 28 and 29. Activity is holiday style. QSL via operator’s instructions.

SURINAME, PZ. Peter, PA1LP is QRV as PZ5LP until March 5, 2016. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via operator’s instructions.

POLAND, SP. Dionizy, SP6IEQ will be QRV as 3Z16HNY from December 28 to January 15 to mark the New Year. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Ryosei, JH0IXE is QRV as T8CW from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until January 7. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2. Laci, OM3AG is QRV as V25LK from Antigua, IOTA NA-100, until January 10. Activity is holiday style on 20 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

NAMIBIA, V5. Dietmar is QRV as V5/DL3DXX and can usually be found active on 160 and 80 meters using CW between 2300 and 0500z. QSL via operator’s instructions.

INDONESIA, YB. Dennis, K7BV is QRV as YB9/K7BV from Bali Island, IOTA OC-022, until December 29. QSL direct to home call.

VANUATU, YJ. Rob, DL7VOA will be QRV as YJ4AO from December 27 to January 13. Activity will be during his evening and night hours using mainly CW with some SSB. QSL to home call.


The DARC Christmas Contest, Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint and the RAEM CW Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for December 30. Please see December QST, page 69 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.


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