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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #52:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on December 20, 2018
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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #52:

DX Bulletin 52 ARLD052
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 20, 2018
To all radio amateurs

ARLD052 DX news

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.

ISRAEL, 4X. Members of the Israel Amateur Radio Club will be QRV with special event call 4X19HNY from December 24 to 28. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL via LoTW.

GHANA, 9G. Matt, IZ4YGS is QRV as 9G5GS from Sanzule, West Takoradi. Activity is on various HF bands. His length of stay is unknown. QSL direct to home call.

QATAR, A7. Matteau, IW1GBV is QRV as A75GP. He is active from various locations using QRP power. QSL via operator's instructions.

MADEIRA ISLAND, CT3. Georg, NZ1C is QRV as CT9/NZ1C from Santana, IOTA AF-014, until December 25. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters with a focus on CW and FT8, along with some SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DD5ZZ.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Phil, F6OBD is QRV as FK/F6OBD until February 10, 2019. Activity is on the HF bands using only digital modes. QSL to home call.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Operators Song, DS3EXX and Son, DS3HWS will be QRV as DS3EXX/4 and DS3HWS/4, respectively, from Shin Ji Island, IOTA AS-060, from December 22 to 24. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via DS3EXX.

THAILAND, HS. Brad, VK2BY is QRV as HS0ZNR until January 18. QSL via operator's instructions.

AUSTRIA, OE. Members of the maritime radio club Marine Funker Club Austria are QRV with special call OE120MF until December 23 to commemorate the first ship to ship radio contact between SMS Budapest and SMS Lussin. QSL via OE6XMF.

ANTARCTICA. Alex, RD1AV will be QRV as RI1ANV from Vostok Station, IOTA AN-016, from December 25 to mid February, 2019. QSL via RN1ON.

BELIZE, V3. Paul, VE3AXT is QRV as V31AX from Corozal through mid May 2019. QSL via M0URX.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Members of the Moorabbin and District Radio Club are QRV with special call VI70MDRC until February 28, 2019 to commemorate its 70th anniversary year. Activity is on 160 meters to 23 centimeters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via operators' instructions.

MACQUARIE ISLAND, VK0. Norbert, VK5MQ is QRV as VK0AI until March 2019. Activity is on the HF bands. Of late, he has been active on 40 and 20 meters using FT8 at various times. QSL direct to home call.

VANUATU, YJ. Daniel, VK4AFU will be QRV as YJ0AFU from Esnaar, IOTA OC-035, from December 25 to January 1, 2019, and then from Iririki Island, IOTA OC-035, from January 1 to 19. Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly FT8 with some CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8. Diya, YI1DZ is QRV as Z81D from Juba and is here for the next six months. Activity is in is spare time on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via OM3JW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, AGB-Party Contest, Gedebage CW Contest and RAEM CW Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The DARC Christmas Contest, CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for December 26.

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.

Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

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