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DX Bulletin 50 ARLD050
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 6, 2018
To all radio amateurs


This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by W9JJ, 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.

MONTENEGRO, 4O. Station 4O18YOTA is QRV during December as part of YOTA, or Youth On The Air. The idea behind YOTA is to showcase amateur radio to the youth and to encourage them to be active on the air. QSL via OQRS.

CYPRUS, 5B. Special event station C4XMAS is QRV during the festive season throughout the month of December. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via IZ4AMS.

SENEGAL, 6W. A group of operators are QRV as 6V1A from Goree Island, IOTA AF-045, until December 9. Activity is on various HF bands using CW and SSB with two stations. QSL via 6W1QL.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Andre, ON7YK is QRV as C5YK until March 9, 2019. Activity is on 60 to 10 meters using FT8, with some CW and SSB. QSL to home call after March 15, 2019.

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, E7. Station E71YOTA is QRV during December as part of YOTA. QSL via OQRS.

SPAIN, EA. Members of the Amateur Radio Union Malaga are QRV with special event call EH40CE until December 12 to commemorate the enactment of the Constitution of Spain 40 years ago. QSL via EA7URM.

ESTONIA, ES. Station ES9YOTA is QRV during December as part of YOTA. QSL via OQRS.

ETHIOPIA, ET. Members of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society are QRV as ET3YOTA during December as part of YOTA. QSL via N2OO.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO. Operators Cezar, VE3LYC and Adrian, KO8SCA are QRV as TX0A from Maria Est Atoll, IOTA OC-113, and as TX0M from Morane Atoll, IOTA OC-297P, until December 18. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via VE3LYC.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI. Peter, DD1GG is QRV as DD1GG/HI until December 14. Activity is holiday style on various HF bands. QSL to home call.

HONDURAS, HR. Tom, N9EAW is QRV as HQ9T from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, until December 18. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using slow CW and SSB. QSL direct to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE. Members of the United Nations Amateur Radio DX Contest Club are QRV as 4Y1A until December 11 for International Civil Aviation Day. QSL via UA3DX.

DENMARK, OZ. Volker, DJ8VW will be QRV as 5P8VW/p from Aabenraa from December 8 to 19. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL to home call.

ARUBA, P4. Ben, DL6RAI is QRV as P4/DL6RAI until December 27. Activity is holiday style on the low bands, with some activity in various contests. QSL via LoTW.

CURACAO, PJ2. Anders, SM4KYN will be QRV as PJ2/SM4KYN from December 10 to January 14. Activity is on the HF bands. This includes being active as PJ2T in the ARRL 10-Meter contest. QSL direct to home call, and PJ2T via W3HNK.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as T32NH until December 11. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and FT8. This includes being active in the ARRL 10-Meter contest. QSL direct to home call.

MACEDONIA, Z3. Look for stations Z30YOTA and Z39YOTA to be QRV during December as part of YOTA. QSL via OQRS.

KOSOVO, Z6. Look for Z60YOTA to be QRV during December as part of YOTA. QSL via OQRS.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 10-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club Triple Play Low Band Sprint, TRC Digi Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, International Naval Contest, QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint and the CQC Great Colorado Snowshoe Run are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for December 10.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray and NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for December 12.

Youth On The Air runs during all of December. The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see December QST, page 70, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details. 050


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