DX News from the ARRL….

December 20, 2019

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by KD7WPJ, W3UR, 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.

ROTUMA ISLAND, 3D2. 3D2AG/p is QRV until January 5, 2020. Activity is on 160 to 2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL via 3D2AG.

GHANA, 9G. Ruettger, DL8MEZ is QRV as 9G5RV until December 22 while on a business trip. Activity is in his spare time on 20 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0. Oleh, KD7WPJ will be QRV as CE0Y/UR5BCP from Hanga Roa, IOTA SA-001, from December 26 to 31. Activity will be on 60 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL to home call.

MOROCCO, CN. Special event station CN19JIM will be QRV on December 21 and 22 during the Journee Internationale de la Montagne. QSL via RW6HS.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Volker, DL1WH will be QRV from Borkum, IOTA EU-047, from December 21 to 31. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW with some SSB. QSL to home call.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0. Kasimir, DL2SBY will be QRV as HB0/DL2SBY from December 21 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call.

ECUADOR, HC. Antonio, EA5RM is QRV as HC3AGT from Loja. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home call.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from December 22 to January 3, 2020. Activity will be in his spare time on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE. Members of the Amateur Radio Contest DX Club are QRV with special call sign 4U1XMAS until December 31 from the station at the United Nations Vienna International Center. Activity is on 80, 40, 20 and 15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via UA3DX.

ARUBA, P4. Ben, DL6RAI is QRV as P4/DL6RAI until December 26.
Activity is holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using mostly CW with some FT8. QSL to home call.

SURINAME, PZ. Arie, PA4ARI is QRV as PZ/PA4ARI from Paramaribo until January 7, 2020. Activity is on 80, 40 and 20 meters using SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL to home call.

GABON, TR. Roland, TR8CR has been active on 30 meters using CW around 2000 and 2200z. QSL via F6AJA.

CHAD, TT. Nicolas, F8FQX is QRV as TT8SN from N’Djamena for the next three to four years. Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via DL9USA.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Special event stations R95WURC, R95WBZ, R95WFT, R95WGK, R95WJV, RW95WJ and RX95WN are active until December 25 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the UFA Radio Club and the beginning of amateur radio in the Republic of Bashkortostan. QSL via operators’ instructions.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Diya, YI1DZ is QRV as Z81D from Juba for at least six months. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, FT8 and possibly FT4. This includes possibly being active on 60 meters as well. QSL via OM3JW.

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

The SKCC CW Sprint, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for December 25.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from Canada’s parks and historic sites.

During December look for a number of stations active with the YOTA suffix for Youngsters On The Air. QSL via LoTW or direct to M0SDV.

Please see December QST, page 63, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details