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DXNL 2278 - December 1, 2021 DX Newsletter
DXNL 2278 - December 1, 2021
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Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO
Watch out for Ferdy/HB9DSP signing 5Z4/HB9DSP from Malindi between
Dec. 2 and 16 on 20, 15, and 10m (SSB, FT8). QSL via HB9DSP (d/B),
A6, United Arab Emirates:
Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) mark their
country's 50th National Day with the callsign A650ND on Dec. 2. QSL
The Bahrain Amateur Radio Society (BARS) celebrate Bahrain's 50th
National Day with the callsign A950ND (AS-002) from Dec. 2 to 16.
QSL via EC6DX.
From December onwards, Jose/PP2BR operates as D2PR from Luanda on
20, 15, and 10m (SSB).
The special event station DR125MB (special DOK 125MB) draws
attention to the Muengsten Bridge, Germany's highest railway
bridge, built 125 years ago. QRV from Dec. 1 until Nov. 30 next
year. QSL via bureau, LoTW, DD3JN (d).
The special event callsigns AM1111D, AM1111E, AM1111I, AM1111L,
AM1111N, AM1111O, and AM1111R commemorate the Kingdom of Leon
(910-1230) between Dec. 1 and 19. An award is also available. For
more information see qrz.com and: https://reinodeleon.ure.es/
TM75STN marks St Nicholas' Day (Dec. 6) between the 2nd and 16th of
December. Operators are Denis/F1PHB, Sebastien/F5BQU, Pascal/F5TLZ,
Andre/F6BGH, and Philippe/F8EFU. QSL via F-11734 (d/B).
Kevin/GM0GAV (ex VP8GAV) joins the Antarctic Treaty celebrations
with the callsign GB60ANT (WAP-337) during December. QSL via
The special callsigns GB1002ZE and GB2ZE mark the centennial of
Paul Godley's DX-Pedition to Ardrossan/Scotland in 1921, when he
managed the first reception of a transatlantic shortwave
transmission from Greenwich/CT (USA). QRV until Dec. 26; QSL via
Members of the Swiss Air Force Museum Radio Club (HB4FR)
commemorate the first successful transatlantic tests with the
callsign HB1BCG during December. QSL via HB9ACA (d/B).
HI, Dominican Republic:
Hrane/YT1AD and Milos/YT3M operate as HI7/YT1AD between Dec. 4 and
14. QSL via YT1AD.
Members of the Dolomites Contest Team (IQ3DQ) celebrate the 55th
anniversary of the Associazione Bellunesi nel Mondo with the
callsign IB3ABM from Dec. 1 to 15 on 80, 40, 30, and 20m (SSB, CW,
RTTY, FT8). An award is also available. QSL via IU3EDK (d/B).
The ARI Fidenza Club (IQ4FE) issues an award "Elettra: The Miracle
Ship" in 2021, drawing attention to Marconi's yacht Elettra and its
significance in his radio experiments. During December, II4DTH
commemorates Marconi's death and other events around the ship
between 1937 and 1977. QSL via IQ4FE. http://www.arifidenza.it/
The Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) continues to honour
the memory of Orthodox saints during December with the callsign
LZ14MP. QSOs count towards the new All Saints - 2021 award. QSL via
bureau, LZ1KCP (d). http://www.lz1kcp.com/
Members of the Austrian DX Board (ADXB) celebrate their club's 50th
anniversary with the callsign OE50ADXB during December on HF on CW,
SSB, and FT8. QSL via bureau, direct via OE1XBC.
Finish hams operate from Santa Claus Land with the callsign OH9SCL
during December. QSL via OH9AB (d), LoTW.
The special event station PH21XMAS will be active throughout the
festive season from Dec. 6 until Jan. 3 on HF (SSB, digital modes).
PA21XMAS, PD21SANT, and PD22HNY will all be active during December.
An award is available as well, see qrz.com for more information.
VX3INSULIN commemorates the discovery of insulin 100 years ago. QRV
during December with a focus on FT8 and FT4. QSL via VE3NOO (d/B),
XT, Burkina Faso:
Harald/DF2WO will be back on the air as XT2AW from Ouagadougou
between Dec. 3 and 20 on HF and via QO-100. QSL via M0OXO.
Tom/DL7BO and Tom/DJ6TF had to postpone their plans for Zimbabwe
(scheduled for Dec. 2 to 14) into February 2022.
During December, George/G1IPU (WAB TM11) operates as GX4BJC/a and
Merv/G0UJD (WAB SK56) as MX1SWL/a. QSL via M5DIK (d/B), eQSL.
December - YOTA Month:
Throughout December, young operators will be active with callsigns
containing a YOTA suffix to promote the recruitment of youngsters
into amateur radio.
D4, Cape Verde:
Rob/DM4AO plans a holiday activity from Cidade Velha (AF-005, WLOTA
0158, WW Loc. HK84ev) for Feb. 13 to 25 in 2022. QRV as D44AO on
80-10m (maybe also 160m) with 100W and vertical antennas on CW. He
also plans to enter the ARRL DX Contest. QSL via DM4AO (d/B).
GM, Scotland: During June 2022, a group plans to pay Rockall Island
(EU-189) a visit for 7 days and raise 1 Million Pounds for charity.
Nobby/G0VJG has the opportunity to activate the rock for 2 days as
MM0UKI/p. QSL via M0OXO. https://www.rockall2022.org/
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ADXB Austrian DX Board
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
BARS Bahrain Amateur Radio Society
EARS Emirates Amateur Radio Society
IOTA Islands on the Air
LoTW Logbook of the World
OQRS Online QSL Request System
WAB Worked All Britain
WCA World Castles Award
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC World Radiosport Team Championship
WWFF World Wide Flora & Fauna
01./02.12. CWT Mini Contest
03.-05.12. ARRL 160m Contest
04./05.12. PRO CW Contest
04./05.12. FT Roundup
06.12. OK1WC Memorial Contest
IOTA Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
AS-177; VU, Goa State group: The VU Manic Monkeys, a group of
Indian operators, activates Sao Jorge Island/Ilha Grande (ALRHS
IND-112, Admiralty F0628, NGA 27768, WW Loc. MK65VI) from Dec. 3 to
6 with the callsign AT7SJ. The island, also known as St. George
Island, is usually closed to visitors, except for some days in
November, when local fishermen are permitted to visit. QRV on
40-10m (CW, SSB, FT8). Operators are VU2GRM, VU2GTI, VU2JHM,
VU2MNX, VU3GDS, VU3KWK, VU3ULP, VU3UNO, and VU3ZNG. QSL via VU3NPI
NA-096; HH/HI, Hispaniola & NA-122; HI, Dominican Republic's Coastal
Islands: Kasimir/DL2SBY operates holiday-style as HI7/DL2SBY from
Punta Cana (WW Loc. FK58sq) and Bayahibe (WW Loc. FK58oi) between
Dec. 1 and 14. QRV on 160-10m (CW, some SSB and FT8). If possible,
he will also try to activate Saona Island (WLOTA 2304, WW Loc.
FK58pd) for a few hours as HI2/DL2SBY. QSL via DL2SBY (d), ClubLog.
NA-105; FS/PJ7; St Martin (Sint Maarten): Paul/K9NU, Mike/W9MK,
Marco/FS4WBS, Bob/W9AP, and John/K9EL plan to activate St Martin on
the low bands (CW, SSB, FT4/8) with the callsign TO9W from Dec. 1
to 10. QSL via W9ILY (d/B), ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.
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