DX News from the ARRL December 17, 2021….

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.

LESOTHO, 7P. Chris, ZS1CDG will be QRV as 7P8GOZ from December 20 to 26. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using FT8. QSL to home call.

KUWAIT, 9K. Special event station 9K9BHR is QRV until December 18 as part of the Bahrain National Day. QSL via operators’ instructions.

OMAN, A4. Special event station A43QAT is QRV until December 22 as part of celebrating Qatar’s National Day. QSL via operators’ instructions.

HUNGARY, HA. Special call HA21XMAS is QRV on all bands and modes until December 26. QSL via operator’s instructions.

THAILAND, HS. Brad, VK2BY is QRV as HS0ZNR from the Nam Yuen district until January 21. QSL direct to home call. In addition, stations E24OYI, E25KAE, E25OKO, E29TGW, HS2UPR, HS2QJJ, E20NKB and E21EIC will be QRV as E20AX/p from Chang Island, IOTA AS-125, from December 18 to 20. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 meters, using CW, SSB, and FT8, with two or three stations active. QSL via E21EIC.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special call PG44FF is QRV until early 2022 as part of various Flora and Fauna park activations. QSL via operator’s instructions.

SINT MAARTEN, PJ7. Georg, NZ1C is QRV as PJ7/NZ1C from Upper Princes Quarters until December 20. Activity is on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters using mostly FT4, but also with CW and some SSB. QSL via DJ6SI.

TURKEY, TA. Simon is temporarily QRV as TA4/G6JFY from Fethieye while waiting for his regular Turkey call sign. QSL via operator’s instructions.

KAZAKHSTAN, UN. Special event stations UN30RK, UO30RK, UP30RK and UQ30RK are QRV until December 19 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Victor, WB0AA will be QRV as V4/WB0AA from St. Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from December 22 to 29. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

MEXICO, XE. Zalo, XE3N is QRV as 4C10M from Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo until December 20. Activity is on 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via LoTW.

INDONESIA, YB. Special event stations 7B2C, 7B2E, 7B2T, 7B2H and 7B2O are QRV until the end of October 2022 to celebrate the Javanese-Hindu Ceto Temple that was built in 1475. Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via operators’ instructions.

ARRL CW Rookie Roundup, ARRL EME Contest, Stew Perry Topband Challenge, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, AGB-Party Contest, Russian 160-Meter Contest, K1USN Slow Speed Test, Feld Hell Sprint, OK DX RTTY Contest, RAC Winter Contest, Padang DX Contest, Croatian CW Contest and the Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The K1USN Slow Speed CW Test, OK1WC Memorial, Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, RTTYOPS Weeksprint, SKCC CW Sprint, NAQCC CW Sprint and the Phone Fray are all scheduled for December 20 to 23.

Please see December QST, page 62, and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM contest web sites for detai