DX News from the ARRL….

30 November, 2018

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by SQ9FMU, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

TUNISIA, 3V. Ash, KF5EYY plans to be QRV as 3V8SF in the ARRL 160 Meter contest. QSL via LX1NO.

TIMOR-LESTE, 4W. Operators Sookun, HL1AHS and Tae-Su, DS3EXX are QRV as 4W/HL1AHS and 4W/DS3EXX, respectively, until December 3. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home calls.

CYPRUS, 5B. Special event station C4XMAS is QRV during the festive season throughout the month of December. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via IZ4AMS.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Andre, ON7YK is QRV as C5YK until March 9, 2019.
Activity is on 60 to 10 meters using FT8, with some CW and SSB. QSL to home call after March 15, 2019.

SAINT MARTIN, FS. Operators John, K9EL, John, W9ILY, Paul, K9NU, Paul, FS4WBS and Mike, W9MK are QRV as FS/home calls and FS4WBS until December 7. Activity is with three stations on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL FS4WBS via IZ1MHY and all others to home calls.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Remo, HB9SHD is QRV as H44SHD from Uepi Island, IOTA OC-149, until mid December. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

FINLAND, OH. Members of Santa’s Radio Club will be QRV with special event call OH9S from the Arctic Circle from December 1 to 8.
Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes.
QSL via LoTW.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Rene, PD2RKG and Roberto, PB5X will be QRV as PB18XMAS and PD18SANTA from December 2 to 27. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via PD2RKG.

POLAND, SP. Special event station SN0UNESCO will be QRV December 3 and 4 from the Silver Mine Museum in Tarnowskie Gory. This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL via SP9KDU.

GREECE, SV. Special event station SX60RAAG will be QRV during the month of December to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Radio Amateur Association of Greece. QSL via LoTW.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Operators K7NM, WM7Z, NS7K and AC7ZN are QRV as VP2MLB, VP2MMZ, VP2MSK and VP2MZN, respectively, until December 2. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8.
They will be active as VP2MLB in the ARRL 160 Meter contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.

INDIA, VU. Special event station AU2JCB is QRV until December 11 to commemorate the Indian scientist Jagadish Chandea Bose. Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL direct to VU2DSI.

BURKINA FASO, XT. Al, F8FUA will be QRV as XT2BR from Ouagadougou from December 2 to 11. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home call.

CAMBODIA, XU. Steff, HB9FXL is QRV as XU7AKB from various locations here until December 14. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

NICARAGUA, YN. Operators Sergey, R4WAA, Elena, RC5A, Yan, RZ3FW, Yuri, RM0F and Yuri, N3QQ are QRV as H7/R4WAA, H7/RC5A, YN4RRC, H7/RM0F and H7/N3QQ, respectively, from Big Corn Island, IOTA NA-013, until December 26. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL YN4RRC via RZ3FW and all others via operators’ instructions.

The ARRL 160-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, UFT CW Contest, Wake-Up. QRP CW Sprint, YARC QSO Party, TOPS Activity CW Contest, FT8 Roundup and EPC Ukraine DX BPSK63 Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for December 4. The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for December 5.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see November QST, page 90, December QST, page 70, and the ARRLand WA7BNM contest web sites for details