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


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 LoTW.

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.

CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9. Yuris, YL2GM signs EA9/YL7A or EA9/YL2GM 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 available.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL 10-Meter Contest, PODXS 070 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. 049


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