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ARLD051 DX news

DX Bulletin 51  ARLD051
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  December 26, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLD051 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
UR5BCP, 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.

CYPRUS, 5B.  In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the
proclamation of the Republic of Cyprus, all members of the Cyprus
Amateur Radio Society will replace their current prefix with 5B60
from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

ALGERIA, 7X.  A large group of operators will be QRV as 7X7T from
Bejaia from December 28 to January 20, 2020.  Activity will be on
the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL via 7X2RO.

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Sergey, RX3AMY will be QRV as 8Q7BS from Mahibadhoo
and Maafushi Islands, IOTA AS-013, from January 3 to 23, 2020.
Activity will be holiday style mainly on 40 and 20 meters using SSB,
and possibly CW.  QSL to home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5.  Przemyslaw, SP3PS is QRV as C5SP until January 17,
2020.  Activity is on the HF bands, with a preference of 20 meters,
using SSB, FT8 and FT4.  QSL to home call.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0.  Oleh, UR5BCP will be QRV as CE0Y/UR5BCP from
December 28 to 31.  Activity will be on 60 to 6 meters using CW,
SSB, FT8 and FT4.  QSL via KD7WPJ.

CUBA, CO.  Members of the Radio Club of Caibarien will be QRV as
T46W from December 29 to 31 to commemorates the centennial of the
first transmission of Cuba’s radio pioneer Manuel Antonio Alvarez.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL via

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DL30GER will
be QRV from December 31, 2019 to December 31, 2020 to celebrate the
30th anniversary of the German reunification process.  QSL via

SWITZERLAND, HB.  Special event station HE2JOJ will be QRV from
January 1 to 31, 2020, to mark the 3rd edition of the Winter Youth
Olympic Games.   QSL via HB9HI.

ANTARCTICA.  Chris, W2RTO is QRV as KC4/W2RTO and KC4USV from the
McMurdo Station, IOTA AN-011, until February 21, 2020.  Activity is
on the HF bands using SSB, FT8 and some PSK31.  QSL via K7MT.

BRAZIL, PY.  Members of the UBRO DX Team are QRV as ZZ1R from Rats
Island, IOTA SA-029, until December 29.  Activity is on 80 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4.  QSL via PY2AE.

ICELAND, TF.  Col, MM0NDX and Jonathan, MM0OKG will be QRV as
TF/OJ0Y and TF/MM0OKG, respectively, from December 31 to January 2,
2020.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 and 60
meters, using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL TF/OJ0Y via EB7DX and TF/MM0OKG
via LoTW.

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.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, RAC Winter Contest, Gedebage CW
Contest, Original QRP CW Contest and RAEM CW Contest are all on tap
for this weekend.

The QCX CW Challenge is scheduled for December 30.  The Bogor Old
and New SSB Contest is scheduled for December 31.

ARRL Straight Key Night is scheduled for January 1, 2020.

The QRP ARCI New Years CW Sprint, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops
Mini-CWT Test, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest, SARTG New Year RTTY Contest,
AGCW Happy New Year CW Contest, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt
and AGB New Year Snowball Contest are all scheduled for January 1,

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, January 2020 QST, page 81, and the
ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Original Big Island International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 25 January 2020, at the Waimea Community Center next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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