The Israel Amateur Radio Club (I.A.R.C.) will be active with the
special event callsign 4X19HNY between the 24th and 28th on HF (CW;
SSB, FT8, RTTY, PSK). Between the 28th and 30th the club puts the
callsigns 4X2XMAS, 4X3XMAS, and 4X9XMAS on the air. An award will
be available as well. QSL only via LoTW and eQSL. http://iarc.org/livelog/
4U1XMAS from Vienna remains active until the 31st on HF. QSL via
The maritime radio club Marine Funker Club Austria (MFCA)
commemorates the first ship-to-ship radio contact between SMS
Budapest and SMS Lussin (Dec. 21 in 1898) with the callsign OE120MF
between the 21st and 23rd. QSL via OE6XMF.
Daniel/VK4AFU will be active as YJ0AFU from Esnaar (WW Loc. RH42df,
OC-035) between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and from Iririki Island (WW
Loc. RH42dg, OC-035) between Jan. 1 and 19. QRV mostly on FT8
(version 2.x); also a bit on CW and SSB. QSL via VK4AFU (d/B),
Z6, Republic of Kosovo:
Philipp/DK6SP, Tomi/HA8RT, Flo/OE3FTA, and Horia/YO3IMD remain on
the air as Z66DH until Dec. 22. QRV with three rigs on HF on CW,
SSB, digital modes, FT8 (fox and hound, version 2.0). QSL via
ClubLog OQRS, M0SDV, LoTW.
Z8, South Sudan:
Diya/YI1DZ will be operating as Z81D from Juba for the next 6
months during his spare time. QRV on HF on SSB and digital modes.
QSL via OM3JW.
EA5GL - QSL Manager Service:
Pedro/EA5GL now also manages cards for PZ5JW and 9V1EA.
WSJT-X Version 2.0:
The new version 2.0.0 was released on Dec. 10, changing the message
length from 75-bit to 77-bit. The software's developer Joe
Taylor/K1JT recommends users to work with the new version, as the
new 77-bit message length renders version 2.0 incompatible to
Harald/DF2WO will be back on the air as 9X2AW from Kigali between
Jan. 18 and Feb. 14 next year on HF (CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8). QSL via
ZK3, Tokelau Islands:
Roman/UR0MC und Alex/UT5UY are planning a DXpedition to Tokelau
(OC-048) for October/November next year. The entity is currently
#42 on the DXCC Most Wanted list and is particularly rare on the
low bands and EME. More information to follow.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
IARC Israel Amateur Radio Club
IOTA Islands on the Air
LoTW Logbook of the World
MFCA Marine Funker Club Austria
OQRS Online QSL Request System
WCA World Castles Award
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC World Radiosport Team Championship
23.12. RAEM International HF
Watch out for CU2/OH2IO operating from Reserva Florestal de Recreio
do Viveiro do Nordeste (CUFF-0140) on Dec. 19 and from Area
Protegida Marinha da Costa Este (CUFF-0118) on Dec. 20. QRV between
10z and 16z. QSL via OH2IO (d/B).