ARLD049 DX News


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ARLD049 DX news

DX Bulletin 49  ARLD049
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  December 8, 2022
To all radio amateurs

ARLD049 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the
ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

NIGER, 5U.  Giorgio, IU5HWS is currently active as 5UA99WS, mostly
on 15 meter SSB until December 20.  QSL direct via EA5GL, OQRS or

THE GAMBIA, C5.  Andre, ON7YK is QRV as C5YK during his spare time
until February 24, 2023, mostly on 10 and 12 meters, and also on 20,
17 and 15 meters using CW and digital modes.  QSL direct via ON7YK
or LoTW.

WILLIS ISLAND, VK9/W.  Sands, VU2WXW/VK4WXW, is working at the
Meteorology Weather Station until April.  He has been on 40, 20 and
15 meters and hopes to add 17, 12 and 10 meters as well.  QSL via
Club Log.

BANGLADESH, S2.  Team S21DX will be active from Dhal Char Island
(AS-140) from December 10 to 16 December.  Plans are for eight
operators (S21AM, S21BK, S21D, S21IT, S21MK, S21OM, S21RC and S21TG)
to be QRV with two SSB stations, one FT8 (F/H) station, and one
station for QO-100 satellite (SSB).  QSL direct to EB7DX.  All QSOs
will be uploaded to LoTW or Club Log.

BURKINA FASO, XT.  Harald, DF2WO and will be operating as XT2AW
until December 18 on HF and via QO-100.  QSL via M0OXO (OQRS), LoTW
or direct.

LAOS, XW.  Vincent, XW4KV plans to activate 12 locator grids via
QO-100, until December 23.  HF operation is expected as well from
December 13 to 18.  QSL via F4BVK (d/B), OQRS or LoTW.

SENEGAL, 6W.  Earl, WA3DX will sign WA3DX/6W, from December 22 to
January 20, mostly on 20 meter SSB and FT8, but also on 40 to 10, 2
meters and 70 cm FM, and APRS.  He will also be QRV as 6W1/WA3DX,
6W6/WA3DX, and 6W9/WA3DX.  QSL direct to home call or LoTW.

BURKINA FASO, XT.  Harald, DF2WO will be active as XT2AW until
December 17.  He is operating CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4 on HF and plans
to be QRV on QO-100 as well.  QSL via M0OXO’s OQRS.

ALBANIA, ZA.  Burkhard, DL3KZA is active as ZA/DL3KZA until December
13 on 40 to 17 meters, using mostly FT8.  QSL via home call, direct
or via the Bureau.

MALDIVES, 8Q.  Vadim, R6CA will be active as 8Q7CA from December 13
to 22.  He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 80 to 10 meters.  QSL via
LoTW, Club Log OQRS or via home call.

from Ceuta until December 12 on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8.
QSL via home call.

ANTARCTICA, VP8.  Seba, SQ1SGB will be operating as VP8/SQ1SGB/p
during his spare time, until February 1, 2023.  He is QRV on 40 and
20 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL via EB7DX.

SPAIN, EA.  Special event station EE44C celebrates the 44th
anniversary of Spain’s present constitution until December 18.  QSL
direct via EC5WR, LoTW or eQSL.  Also, EH5FPM operates around the
Patron Saint Festivities of Mazarron until December 11.  QSL to
EA5JDN via the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.

HAWAII, KH6.  Jim, N6TJ will sign KH7Q from the KH6YY station this
weekend in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest.  This will be a mixed mode
effort using SSB and CW.  QSL via AH6NF.

ENGLAND, G.  The RSGB holds their Transatlantic Centenary Tests
throughout December, commemorating the tests towards the first
transatlantic contact on HF.  Look for special call signs G5WS,
G5AT, G6XX, G6ZZ, G3DR, and GM3DR.  Additional calls may also be
used from other parts of the country: GM5WS (Scotland), GW5WS
(Wales), GU5WS (Guernsey), GD5WS (Isle of Man), GJ5WS (Jersey) and
GI5WS (Northern Ireland).  QSL via M0OXO.  Logs will be uploaded to
LoTW and Club Log.

FINLAND, OH.  The Market Reef DX Association station, OH9A operates
with the call sign OH1XMAS until December 26 on all bands and modes.
QSL via Club Log OQRS or direct.

ARGENTINA, LU.  Hernan, LU1COP will be active as LP1A/E from Isla
Martin Garcia until December 11, operating SSB and FT8 on 80 to 10
meters.  QSL via LoTW or EA7FTR.

BELGIUM, ON.  The UBA Section Bruxelles-Est (ON5UB) will be active
as OR78NUTS from December 9 to 11 to commemorate the 78th
anniversary  of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.  The
suffix of the special call sign is General Anthony C. McAuliffe’s
famous single-word reply in response to a surrender ultimatum.  QSL
via ON5UB.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  Celebrating Christmas and the New Year, special
call sign PH22XMAS will be active until December 28, while PH23HNY
will be QRV from December 28 to January 31.  QSL cards will not be

Club Triple Play Low Band Sprint, TRC Digi Contest, SKCC Weekend
Sprintathon, ARI 40/80 Contest, International Naval Contest, QRP
ARCI Holiday Spirits Sprint, CQC Great Colorado Snowshoe Run and the
4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint are all on tap for your
contesting pleasure.  Please see December 2022 QST, page 59 and the
ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.

Reminder for Hawaii radio amateurs:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold its Christmas Party on Saturday, 10 December 2022, 1400 HST, at the Keaau Community Center.

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold its Winter Field Day on 28-29 January 2023 at the golf course in Kapua Farm Lots near Eden Roc.

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 28 January 2023, 0930-1400 HST, at the Waimea Community Center. For details, contact Steve (WH6N) at

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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