DXNL wishes all readers and their families a happy Christmas.
Members of the Holy Land DX Group will be operating as 4X0XMAS from
the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shivta National Park (4XFF-0032,
Holy land Square D27BS) between the 22nd and 24th. Ops are
Shalom/4Z4BS, Mark/4Z4KX, Ruben/4Z5FI, Yulik/4X6HP, Ros/4Z5LA,
Vlad/4Z5IW, Arthur/4X4DZ, Alex/4Z4AK, and Jan/4X1VF. QSL via LoTW
Dov/4Z4DX supplies the following list of HOCOTA special event
stations for Dec. 22 to 24: 4X2XMAS (Tabor Mountaine), 4X3XMAS
(Caesarea), 4X4XMAS (Nazareth), 4X6XMAS (Arbel), 4X7XMAS (Catholic
Church Be'er Sheva), and 4X9XMAS (Nitzana). QSL for all calls via
LoTW and eQSL.
Jacques/F6HMJ operates as 6W7/F6HMJ between Dec. 21 and Jan. 15.
QRV on 20-10m (CW, some SSB), low bands depending on local
circumstances. QSL via homecall.
Earl/WA3DX will be active between Dec. 25 and Jan. 12 signing
6W1/WA3DX (Dakar), 6W7/WA3DX (Mbao), and 6W6/WA3DX (Kaolack und
Saloum Islands) on 40-10m (SSB, SSTV, PSK). QSL via homecall (d).
Roland/HB9VQQ plans to operate holiday-style from Kandima Island
(AS-013, WW Loc. MJ62mr) between Dec. 22 and 30. QRV as 8Q7HB on
JT65 and FT8. QSL via HB9VQQ, ClubLog, LoTW, eQSL.
E5, South Cook Islands:
Mauri/AG1LE is currently active again as E51DXX from Rarotonga
Island (OC-013, WW Loc. BG08cr) until Dec. 29. QSL via AG1LE.
EA8, Canary Islands:
Kurt/DF9AE continues to sign as EA8/DF9AE until January 2018 from
Puerto de Santiago (AF-004, WW Loc. IL18nf). QRV mainly on digital
modes. QSL via DF9AE (d/B), eQSL.
Harry/JG7PSJ returns to Chichijima (AS-031) as JD1BMH from Dec. 24
until January 2nd. QRV on 160-10m on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via
JG7PSJ (d) or via bureau. http://sapphire.es.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh/
K, United States of America:
The Northern Illinois DX Association (NIDXA) celebrates its 50th
anniversary with the callsign N9N between Dec. 18 and Jan. 1. QSL
via W9BZW (d/B).
Emil/DL8JJ, Laura/DO9JJ, and Verjy/DL9JJ are going to draw
attention to "End Polio Now" on the air with the call OU0POLIO
between the 23rd and 26th from the contest station OZ5E, supported
by Frank/5P2BA and Jan/OZ1ADL. QSL via OZ1ACB. http://www.dl8jj.darc.de/
HF2018HNY remains active until Jan. 31 on HF wishing all amateur
radio operators a happy new year. QSL via SP2PBM (d/B).
Livio/IZ3BUR will be active as J52EC during his spare time between
Jan. 24 and Feb. 21 on HF. QSL via IZ3BUR.
Taumako Islands (OC-179):
Cezar/VE3LYC plans an activation of Taumako Island (H40, OC-179)
for 5 days in May on 40-10m (CW, SSB). https://oc-179.weebly.com/
Mapun Island (OC-105):
Dindo/DU1UD plans an activation of the most-wanted IOTA group of
the Philippines for the first half of 2018. On his return home a
visit to the Tawi Tawi Group (OC-174) is scheduled as well. More
information to follow.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
GIA German Island Award
HOCOTA Holyland Christianity On The Air
IOTA Islands on the Air
LoTW Logbook of the World
NIDXA Northern Illinois DX Association
OQRS Online QSL Request System
WCA World Castles Award
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC World Radiosport Team Championship
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