DX News from the ARRL….

14 December, 2018

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by 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.

GHANA, 9G. Kay, 9G5SA is usually QRV as 9G2HO from the club station at Ho Technical University. Activity of late has been on 17 meters.
QSL via LoTW.

ANTARCTICA. Felix, DL5XL is QRV as DP1POL from station Neumayer III, IOTA AN-016, until the end of February 2019. Activity is on the HF bands using mostly CW and various digital modes. QSL via DL1ZBO.

PALESTINE, E4. Elvira, IV3FSG is QRV as E44YL from Bethlehem until December 18. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL via IK3GES.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Milan, OK1DWC is QRV as E51DWC from Rarotonga, IOTA OC-013. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Phil, F6OBD will be QRV as FK/F6OBD from December 18 to February 10, 2019. Activity will be holiday style on the various HF bands using various digital modes. QSL to home call.

THAILAND, HS. Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as HS0ZLS near Pattaya and Koh Samui, IOTA AS-101, until January 10, 2019. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, some SSB, and various digital modes. QSL to home call. In addition, special event station HS18NBTC is QRV until December 16 to celebrate Thailand Amateur Radio Day. QSL via bureau.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from Chichijima Island, IOTA AS-031, from December 17 to January 2, 2019. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

GREENLAND, OX. Station OX/SM3UQK is QRV until December 19 from Constable Point, Nerlerit Inaat. Activity is on 40 and 20 meters.
QSL to home call.

DENMARK, OZ. Frank, 5P2BA is QRV with Santa Claus call sign XP1SC until January 6. QSL via OZ2CBA.

ARUBA, P4. Ben, DL6RAI is QRV as P4/DL6RAI until December 27.
Activity is holiday style on the low bands, with a focus on CW, and some part-time activities in various contests. QSL via LoTW.

SLOVENIA, S5. Members of radio club S59DCD are QRV as S511PMC to call attention to the World Wide Peace Messenger City Contest to be held January 5 and 6, 2019. QSL via bureau.

GABON, TR. Roland, F8EN will be QRV as TR8CR beginning December 16 and here for 3 months. Activity will be on 40 to 17 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL via F6AJA.

ROMANIA, YO. Nine Santa Claus stations are QRV as YP2XMAS through YP0XMAS during December from various locations. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via operators’ instructions.

KOSOVO, Z6. Philipp, DK6SP, Tomi, HA8RT, Flo, OE3FTA and Horia, YO3IMD are QRV as Z66DH from Pristina until December 22. Activity is on all HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes, including FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL direct to M0SDV.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Diya, YI1DZ is here for another six months and will be QRV as Z81D. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes in his spare time. QSL via OM3JW.

The ARRL CW Rookie Roundup, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, UN DIGI Contest, Russian 160-Meter Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, OK DX RTTY Contest, Padang DX SSB Contest and Croatian CW Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for December 17.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray and NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for December 19.

Youth On The Air runs during all of December.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see December QST, page 70, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details