DX News from the ARRL….

28 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.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event stations DF13DEJU, DF13BLN, DF13BUD, DF13MUC, DF13PAR, and DF13STO will be QRV from January 1, 2019 to June 30 to commemorate the first all-metal built airplane called the Junkers F13. QSL direct to DM2TO. In addition, special event station DQ1200ASP is QRV during all of 2019 to celebrate the 1200th anniversary of the town of Asperg. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, FM and various digital modes. QSL direct to DK1AX.

REUNION ISLAND, FR. Pierre, F1TCV is QRV as FR/F1TCV until February 27, 2019 while on vacation here. Activity is on 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters using RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL to home call.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI. Holger, DK1FY will be QRV as HI6/DK1FY/p from Galvan, near Lake Enriquillo, from December 31 to January 19, 2019. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly various digital modes. QSL to home call.

COLOMBIA, HK. Special event station 5K6RM will be QRV from January 5 to 12, 2019 to commemorate and promote the Manizales Fair. Activity will be on 160 to 2 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via bureau.

PANAMA, HP. Special event station H31A will be QRV from January 1, 2019 to August 15 to celebrate the 500 years since the founding of the nation. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY, FT8 and some PSK31. QSL via HP1AVS.

GUANTANAMO BAY, KG4. David, AC8AY is QRV as KG4AY until March 21, 2019. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using only SSB. QSL direct to home call.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Chie, 7L3PFH is QRV as KH0TG until January 1, 2019. Activity is on 160 to 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to JL1UTS.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Kamal is now QRV as S79KW. He is generally active on 20 meters using RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

SUDAN, ST. John, N9MDH is now licensed as ST2JB. QSL to home call.

MALI, TZ. Jeff, K1MMB is QRV as TZ4AM and is active on 160 to 20 meters at various times. QSL via W0SA.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Members of the Miller DX Club will be QRV with special event stations RA19NY, RC19NY, RM19NY, RO19NY, RT19NY, RU19NY, RW19NY and RZ19NY during the radio marathon Russian New Year 2019.

BELIZE, V3. Paul, VE3AXT is QRV as V31AX in the Consejo Shores, Corozal area until mid May 2019. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via M0URX.


AUSTRALIA, VK. Look for special event station VI25AJI to be QRV from Tailem Bend during the 25th Australian Jamboree, South Australia from January 4 to 14, 2019. QSL via operators’ instructions.

The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, RAC Winter Contest, Stew Perry Topband Challenge, Original QRP CW Contest, Bogor Old and New SSB Contest are on tap for this weekend.

The ARRL Straight Key Night, QRP ARCI New Years CW Sprint, AGCW Happy New Year CW Contest, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest, AGB New Year Snowball 80-Meter Contest and the SARTG New Year RTTY Contest are all scheduled for January 1, 2019.

The AWA Linc Cundall Memorial CW Contest, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, 40-Meter QRP CW Fox Hunt, CWops Mini-CWT Test, and Phone Fray are all scheduled for January 2, 2019.

Please see December QST, page 70, January 2019 QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.