DX News from the ARRL - 14 December, 2012

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The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by KX9X, NC1L, W3NO, QRZ DX, 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.

KENYA, 5Z. Roger, LA4GHA is QRV as 5Z4/LA4GHA from Nairobi for the next two years while on work assignment. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes as time permits. QSL to home call.
WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Rich, PA0RRS is QRV as 9M2MRS from Penang Island, IOTA AS-015, until around December 25. Activity is generally on 80 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. A group of operators from the Emirates Amateur Radio Society plan to be QRV as A63HI from Umm Al Hatab Island, IOTA AS-021, from December 19 to 24. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via IZ8CLM.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI. Alex, RO5D will be QRV as HI7/RO5D from December 15 to 25. Activity will be on 20, 15 and 10 meters, and possibly 40 meters as well. QSL to home call.

JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8J6HAM is QRV from Kyushu, IOTA AS-077, from the 12th West Japan Ham Fair until March 3, 2013. QSL via bureau.
FINLAND, OH. Operators Marko, OH8KVY, Juha, OH9MM and possible others are QRV with club call sign OF3I from the Arctic Circle. They are active until December 16. This includes being an entry in the OK DX RTTY Contest. QSL via operators' instructions.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Christmas special event stations PA12XMAS, PB12XMAS and PD12XMAS are QRV until January 1, 2013. Activity is mainly on 12 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL via PB5X.

CURACAO, PJ2. Joeke, PA0VDV is QRV as PJ2/PA0VDV until December 18. Activity is mainly on 30, 17 and 12 meters using mainly CW. QSL to home call.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Werner, DC8QT will be QRV as S79QT from Mahe, IOTA AF-024, from December 19 to January 7, 2013. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL to home call. In addition, Tom, DL5NEN and Claudia, DO5NEN will be QRV as S79NEN from La Digue from December 15 to 28. QSL via DO5NEN.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station R20BIS QRV until December 31 in celebration of the silver jubilee of the telecommunication company Bashinformsvyaz. QSL via RU9WZ.

MEXICO, XE. Special event station 4A0MAYA will be QRV from December 19 to 23 to commemorate the beginning of a New Maya Age that begins every 5125 years. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via XE3RCC.

VIET NAM, XV. Heli, DD0VR and Bigi, DE3BWR are QRV as XV0VR until January 4, 2013 from various islands. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via DD0VR.

INDONESIA, YB. Leo, YC9MLL will be QRV from Maumere on Flores Island, IOTA OC-151, from December 15 to January 15, 2013. Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. QSL direct via DW1OXL.

TRISTAN DA CUNHA AND GOUGH ISLANDS, ZD9. Gerard, ZS1KX is QRV as ZD9KX from Gough Island, IOTA AF-030, until October 2013. He is active on the specific frequencies of 14175, 18145, 18155 and 21210 KHz. This may soon include being active on 7078 KHz. QSL via ZS6KX.

QSL MANAGER CORRECTION. As reported in DX News ARLD050, the correct QSL Manager for V31NO is W3NO.


The ARRL CW Rookie Roundup, Russian 160-Meter Contest, OK DX RTTY Contest, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint, Feld Hell Sprint, Croatian CW Contest and the QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew CW Sprint are all on tap for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is scheduled for December 17.
The QRP CW Fox Hunt is scheduled for December 19.
Please see December QST page 69 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

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