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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD048 (2019)

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DX Bulletin 48  ARLD048
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 5, 2019
To all radio amateurs   

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ARLD048 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
F6AJA, ON4JM, 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.  Alex, 5B4ALX is QRV as C4XMAS during December.
Activity is mainly on 20 meters.  QSL via IZ4AMS.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6.  Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio
Society are QRV with special event station A60BHR until December 17
to celebrate the 48th Bahrain National Day.  QSL via A62A.

THE GAMBIA, C5.  Carlo, ON4BR is QRV as C56BR until December 14.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL direct to
home call.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK.  Rudi, DB1RUL is QRV as FK/DB1RUL from Grand
Terre, Poingam, Ile de Ouvea, and finally Ile de Pine until the end
of December.  Activity is on the HF bands using mostly FT8.  QSL to
home call.

SAINT MARTIN, FS.  A group of operators are QRV as TO9W from Orient
Bay, IOTA NA-105, until December 13.  Activity is on the HF bands
with a focus on 160, 80 and 40 meters using CW and FT8.  QSL via
LoTW.

HONDURAS, HR.  Gerard, F2JD will be QRV as HR5/F2JD from
Copan-Ruinas from December 12 to April 4, 2020.  Activity will be on
160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via
F6AJA.

ARGENTINA, LU.  Special event station L50JT is QRV until December 14
to commemorate the 50 years of the underwater tunnel under the
Parana River that connects Entre Rios and Santa Fe provinces.
Activity is on 80, 40 and 20 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes.  QSL via LoTW.

FINLAND, OH.  Members of the Santas Radio Club are QRV as special
event station OH9SCL from Rovaniemi during December.  QSL direct to
OH9AB.

BELGIUM, ON.  Members of the Radio Club des Ardennes will be QRV
with special event station OP75USA from December 7 to January 7,
2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
of World War II, as well as to commemorate the siege of Bastogne.
QSL via operators' instructions.

BRAZIL, PY.  Members of the Guara DX Group are QRV with special
event station ZW132GBA until December 15 to celebrate the 132nd
anniversary of the city of Guarabira.  QSL via bureau.

SLOVENIA, S5.  Members of the Radio Club Slovenj Gradec are QRV with
special event call sign S589PMC until January 5, 2020.  QSL via
bureau.

SOMALIA, T5.  Ali, EP3CQ is QRV as 6O1OO until December 19.  QSL
direct to home call.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  John, W5JON will be QRV as V47JA from St.
Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from December 10 to 19.  Activity will be on 160
to 6 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL direct to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Haru, JA1XGI is QRV as V6K from Kosrae, IOTA
OC-059, until December 9.  This includes being an entry in the ARRL
160 Meter contest.  QSL to home call.

INDIA, VU.  Members of the Repeater Society of Calicut and the
Malabar Amateur Radio Society will be QRV with special event call
sign AT1RS from Kappad Beach from December 8 to February 22, 2020 in
celebration of the 250th session of Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of
the Indian Parliament, and the 70th Constitution Day.  QSL via
operators' instructions.

VIET NAM, XV.  Keith, G4FUF is QRV as XV9F from Tra Vinh Province in
the Mekong Delta.  Activity is holiday style on the HF bands, with
most of his activity being on 6 and 2 meters, and 70 centimeters,
including EME.  QSL direct to home call.

LAOS, XW.  Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XR until December 16.  Activity
is on 60 to 6 meters using CW, FT8 and FT4.  QSL via E21EIC.

MYANMAR, XZ.  Martti, OH2BH is QRV as XZ2D until April 17, 2020.
Activity is generally on 15 and 10 meters.  QSL to home call.

ROMANIA, YO.  Special event station YR2019REV is QRV during December
to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Romanian revolution.
Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via operators' instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL 160-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, UFT CW Meeting,
Wake-Up. QRP CW Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, International
Naval Contest, PRO CW Contest, FT Roundup, EPC Ukraine DX Contest
and the QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew CW Sprint will certainly
keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for
December 9.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and
NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for December 11.

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.
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