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DX Bulletin 49 ARLD049
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 3, 2020
To all radio amateurs


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.

PORTUGAL, CT. Valdemar, CT7AQD will be QRV as CQ750RSI throughout 2021 to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth of Aragon, the queen consort of Portugal and patron saint of the city of Coimbra. QSL to home call.

CUBA, CO. Members of the Radio Club de Caibarien are QRV as T46W until December 29 to commemorate the first transmissions 100 years ago by the Cuban radio pioneer Manolin Alvarez. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via LoTW. SPAIN, EA. Operators Pedro, EA5BJ, Gen, EA5EL, Antonio, EA5RM and Jose, EA5BCQ are QRV as EA5BJ/p, EA5EL/p, EA5RM/p and EA5BCQ/p, respectively, from Tabarca Island, IOTA EU-093, until December 6. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB with two stations active. QSL to home calls.

FRANCE, F. Members of the Radio Club du Val d'Issole are QRV as TM20XMAS and TM21HNY. QSL both calls via F4GPB.

JAN MAYEN, JX. Erik, LA2US is QRV as JX2US until the end of March, 2021. Activity is on 160 to 12 meters using CW and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL to home call.

HAWAII, KH6. Alex, KU1CW is QRV as KH6/KU1CW from Oahu Island, IOTA OC-019. His length of stay is unknown. Activity is on various HF bands using mostly FT8 with some CW. QSL via LoTW.

ARGENTINA, LU. Hernan, LU7EHR plans to be QRV as LU7EHR/E from La Isla Martin Garcia, IOTA SA-055, from December 5 to 8. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ2020XMAS is QRV from Sliven until January 1, 2021. QSL via LZ1VKI.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event stations PA20XMAS, PB20CLAUS and PD20SANTA are QRV during December. QSL via LoTW.

SLOVENIA, S5. Special event station S521PMC is QRV until January 3, 2021 to promote the PMC Contest. QSL via bureau. EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Saratow, R30MCHS and Kurgan, R30EMER are QRV until December 27 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. QSL R30EMER via RW9QA and R30MCHS via R4CR.

INDONESIA, YB. A group of operators are QRV as 7C9B from Sumbawa Island, IOTA OC-150, until December 10. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via DL3KZA.

IRAQ, YI. Giorgio, IU5HWS is QRV as YI9WS and remains active until January 20, 2021 in his spare time. QLS direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 160-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, UFT Meeting, Wake-Up. QRP CW Sprint, PRO CW Contest, RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint and FT Roundup are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The K1USN Slow Speed CW Test and OK1WC CW Memorial are scheduled for December 7.

The RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest and ARS Spartan Sprint are scheduled for December 8.

The VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray, NAQCC CW Sprint and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for December 9.

Please see December QST, page 63, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details. 049


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