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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #53:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on December 27, 2012
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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #53:

DX Bulletin 53 ARLD053
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 27, 2012
To all radio amateurs

ARLD053 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by K1GI, NC1L, The Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9. Juha, OH1LEG is QRV as 3B9/OH1LEG from Baie du nord, IOTA AF-017, until January 7. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL direct to home call.

LESOTHO, 7P. Kiyo, JR1IZM is QRV as 7P8ZM from Maseru City until January 15. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via JO1CRA.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Piju, 9M2PJU and others will be QRV as 9M2PJU/p near Kepong Metropolitan Lake Park, Kuala Lumpur from December 31 to January 1. Activity will be on 40, 20 and 15 meters using CW. QSL via 9M2PJU.

ANGOLA, D2. Mike, UA1QV is QRV as D3AA from Vila de Catoca until February 15. QSL to home call.

TEMOTU PROVINCE, H40. Sigi, DK9FN is QRV as H40FN until January 7. QSL via HA8DD.

PERU, OA. Special event station 4T4RDP will be QRV from January 4 to 13 in recognition of the Rally Dakar Peru 2013. QSL via OA4O.

DENMARK, OZ. A group of operators will be QRV as OU1RAEM from January 1 to December 31, 2013 to commemorate the 110th birthday and life of arctic explorer Ernst T. Krenkel. Activity will be on all bands and modes, as well as various contests and operating events. QSL via operators' instructions.

ANTARCTICA. Alex, RD1AV is QRV as RI1ANC until February 17 while on work assignment at Vostok Base. QSL via RN1ON.

EGYPT, SU. Vladimir is QRV as SU9VB and has been active on 160 meters around 0240z. QSL via operator's instructions.

MOUNT ATHOS, SV/A. Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A has been QRV on 17 meters using RTTY around 1430z. QSL direct to home call.

PALAU, T8. Ryosei, JH0IXE is QRV as T8CW from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until January 6. Activity is on the HF bands using mostly RTTY, PSK31 and JT65A. QSL via JA0FOX.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Special event station RU20WC is QRV until January 5 during the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship taking place in Ufa. QSL via RV9WB.

BELIZE, V3. After his Tlaxcala Mexico DXpedition, Markus, DJ4EL will be QRV as V31ME from Ambergris Caye, IOTA NA-073, and Long Caye, IOTA NA-123, from January 3 to 17. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Nao, JN1RVS is QRV as VP2MRV until January 3. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL via JA1HGY.

BERMUDA, VP9. Masa, K1GI will be QRV as K1GI/VP9 from December 29 to January 2. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL direct to JG2BRI.

MEXICO, XE. Markus, DJ4EL is QRV as XE1/DJ4EL from Tlaxcala, the smallest state of Mexico, until January 2. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

VANUATU, YJ. Michael, VK2BXE is QRV as YJ0MB from Port Vila until January 1. Activity is on all HF bands. QSL to home call.

OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operation is approved for DXCC credit: Mauritania, 5T0SP, 2012 operation.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC Sprint, RAC Winter Contest, World Wide Iron Ham Contest, Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, Original QRP CW Contest, The AGCW Happy New Year CW Contest, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest, AGB New Year Snowball Contest and SARTG New Year RTTY Contest are all scheduled for January 1. The ARRL Straight Key Night is scheduled for New Year's Evening. The QRP CW Fox Hunt is scheduled for January 2. The Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party runs until January 2. Please see December QST, page 69, January 2013 QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest websites for details.

Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

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