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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD051 (2017)

ARLD051 DX news

QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 51  ARLD051
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 21, 2017
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD051 DX news

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

SENEGAL, 6W.  Earl, WA3DX will be QRV as 6W1/WA3DX from Dakar,
6W7/WA3DX from Mbao, and 6W6/WA3DX from Kaolack from December 25 to
January 12, 2018.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB,
SSTV and PSK.  QSL direct to home call.

SENEGAL, 6W.  Jacques, F6HMJ is QRV as 6W7/F6HMJ until January 15,
2018.  Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using CW and some SSB,
depending on local conditions.  QSL to home call.
MALDIVES, 8Q.  Roland, HB9VQQ is QRV as 8Q7HB from Kandima Island,
IOTA AS-013, until December 30.  Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands using JT65 and FT8.  QSL to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2.  Rich, PA0RRS is QRV as 9M2MRS from Penang
Island, IOTA AS 015,  until January 31, 2018.  Activity is on 40 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK.  QSL to home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5.  Frank, ON7RU will be QRV as C56RU from December 26
to January 1.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using
CW and SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DM900ZWI is
QRV during all of 2018 to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the
city of Zwickau.  QSL via DM5JBN.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8.  Mauro, IV3HAX will be QRV as EA8/IV3HAX from
Fuerteventura Island, IOTA AF-004, from December 24 to January 5,
2018.  Activity will be on various HF bands with a focus on 160 and
80 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8.  QSL direct to home call.
IRELAND, EI.  Special event station EI50AOM is QRV for the next
several months to commemorate the Tuskar Rock Air Tragedy of 1968.
QSL via EI2KA.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Shane, VK4KHZ is QRV as H44DA from Busuone,
Guadalcanal Island, IOTA OC-047, until sometime early January 2018.
He is active holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, with his
main focus on 6 meters.  QSL direct to home call.

OGASAWARA, JD1.  Harry, JG7PSJ will be QRV as JD1BMH from
Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from December 24 to January 2.  Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home

DENMARK, OZ.  Emil, DL8JJ, Laura, DO9JJ and Verjy, DL9JJ will be QRV
with special event call sign OU0POLIO from December 23 to 26 to draw
attention to End Polio Now.  QSL via OZ1ACB.

MALI, TZ.  Fox, PD0FOX is QRV as TZ/PD0FOX from Gao until January
2018 while working for the United Nations.  Activity is in his spare
time on 40 and 20 meters.  QSL via operator's instructions.

AUSTRALIA, VK.   Special event station VI70HI is QRV from mainland
Australia until February 28, 2018 to commemorate the 70th
anniversary of the first ANARE Expedition to Heard Island.  Activity
is on all bands and modes.  QSL via M0OXO.

ROMANIA, YO.  Special event station YP2018HNY is QRV from the club
station in the Children's National Palace in Bucharest until January
15, 2018 to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.  Activity is on
all HF bands.  QSL via YO3KPA.

EL SALVADOR, YS.   Markus, HB9KNA is QRV as YS1/HB9KNA from La
Libertad until May 2018 while waiting for his permanent residence
papers so that he can apply for his full YS call sign.  Activity is
on 160 to 6 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.
ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8.  Andy, M0HLT is licensed as ZD8AC for the
next two years and plans to be active on 40 to 10 meters near the
RSGB IOTA frequencies.  QSL via operator's instructions.

Sprint, Gedebage CW Contest and RAEM CW Contest are on tap for this

The DARC Christmas Contest is scheduled for December 26.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt and
SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for December 27.

Please see December QST, page 73, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.


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