4 September 2021 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
3X - Jean-Philippe, F1TMY (ex J28PJ) expects to be active as 3X2021
(correct) from Conakry, Guinea starting in mid-September for a few
years. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres and the QO-100 satellite.
Also planned are side trips to the Los Islands (AF-051). Updates
will be posted to https://twitter.com/3X2021. QSL via Club Log.
5H - Gabor, HA3JB will be active as 5H1IP from Unguja (Zanzibar) Island
(AF-032) 17-29 September. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on
160-6 metres, and will participate in the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to HA3JB.
5H - Maurizio, IK2GZU will be active again as 5H3MB from Ikelu, Tanzania
from 25 September to 20 November, while doing volunteer work for
the local hospital. In his spare time he will operate SSB, CW, RTTY
and some FT8 on 80-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and
eQSL, or via IK2GZU (direct or bureau). [TNX IK2GZU]
5U - Adrien, F4IHM expects to be back in Niger between 11 September and
22 October, and will be active again as 5UAIHM in his spare time.
He operates CW and SSB on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via F4IHM, direct
or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
9X - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as 9X2AW from Kigali, Rwanda on
13-28 September. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10
metres. QSL via M0OXO (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/) and LoTW.
DL - Klaus, DL8DZL will be active as DL8DZL/p from Trassenheide, Usedom
Island (EU-129) on 5-21 September. He will operate CW and SSB on
40-10m. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
DL - Markus, DJ4EL will be active as DJ4EL/p from Hooge Japsand (EU-042)
on 11-13 September. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via home call.
DL - Twelve operators will be active as DA0DFF from Hallig Hooge (EU-
042) on 20-26 September. They will be QRV on the HF bands and via
satellite (QO-100). QSL via the bureau.
EA - Members of URE Torrent (EB5URT) will be active as EG5DIC on 10-17
September. The special callsign's suffix stands for Dia Internacio-
nal del Chocolate, the International Chocolate Day (13 September).
QSL via the bureau.
EI - Charlie, EI8JB will be active as EJ8JB from Bere Island (EU-121) on
16-19 September. He will operate mainly CW and SSB plus some RTTY
and PSK on the HF bands, and possibly FM on satellite. QSL via LoTW
(preferred), Club Log's OQRS, or via the bureau.
F - Special callsign TM100AA will be active on 1-15 September to cele-
brate the 100th anniversary of the first officially assigned ama-
teur radio callsign in France: 8AA, issued on 3 September 1921 to
Andre Riss (1894-1982). He became EF8AA (Europe France 8AA) in
1927, then F8AA in 1932, and was active as such for the next fifty
years. QSL via F2VX.
F - Marc, F6HQP will be vacationing in the Manche Department on 7-13
September. Weather and tides permitting, he will be QRV as F6HQP/p
on 40 and 20 metres SSB from a few coastal islands valid for the
Diplome des Iles de la France Metropolitaine (DIFM): Tatihou
(MA002), Fort de la Hougue (MA007), Fort de l'Ilet (MA037) and Ne-
quilas (MA112). QSL via the bureau. [TNX F6AJA]
F - Gianpaolo, IK1TTD will be active holiday style as F/IK1TTD on 10-12
September from Porquerolles Island (EU-070). He will operate SSB
mainly on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
G - Members of the South Dorset Radio Society (namely 2EOKKV, G0LVF,
G4UIX, G8VCN, M0SGV and M0XDL) will be active as GB0SCI from St
Mary's, Scilly Isles (EU-011) on 18-22 September. They will operate
CW, SSB, PSK and FT8 on various bands. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or
direct to M0XDL.
HZ - HZ91ND, 7Z91ND and 8Z91ND are the special callsigns for the Saudi
Amateur Radio Society (HZ1SAR) to celebrate Saudi National Day on
3-25 September. The logs will be uploaded to Club Log. See qrz.com
for more information. Based on the number of lunar years, Saudi
National Day commemorates the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and
Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by a royal decree from King
Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud (23 September 1932).
I - Commemorating the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri
(14 September 1321), special event station II6DA will be active on
10-19 September. QSL via eQSL. A number of certificates will be
available for download at https://sv2rck.gr/II6DA/.
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ expects to be back to the weather station on Minami
Torishima (OC-073) "in mid-September", his QSL manager reports.
Usually he remains there for about three months, and is QRV as
JG8NQJ/JD1 in his limited spare time. QSL via JA8CJY (direct) or
OZ - Sven PA1SVM (OZ/PA1SVM), Wino PA0ABM, Jan-Willem PA7JWC (5Q7DX) and
Maarten PD2R (OV2T) will be active from Saeby, Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-
171) between 12 and 20 September. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8 on
40-2 metres and via QO-100. QSL 5Q7DX via PA7JWC and LoTW; QSL OV2T
via PA0ABM and LoTW.
PY - A team of eight (PS8PL, PS8RV, PU8ROT, PY7AN, PY7BC, PY7BR, PY7RL
and PY7WM) will be active as ZW7I from Itamaraca Island (SA-046)
and the Environmental Protection Area of Santa Cruz on 17-19 Sep-
tember (21 UTC to 21 UTC). They will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 80-
10 metres. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.
SV - SX021IEEE is the special callsign that will be aired on 1-15 Sep-
tember to promote the 26th Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers' (IEEE) Symposium on Computers and Communications to be
held in Athens on 5-8 September. Attendees include Miroslav Skoric
(YT7MPB) and Manos G. Darkadakis (SV1IW), who will conduct a tuto-
rial on "Hardware and Software Options for Experimenting with APRS
Networks". QSL via LoTW, or via the bureau to SV1IW.
W - Allan, KV4T and Bridget, KS4YT will be active as KV4T/p and KS4YT/p
from Dauphin Island (NA-213) on 4-7 September. QSL via LoTW and
eQSL, or direct to home calls. [TNX DX World]
W - Organized by the Citrus Belt ARC, the 22nd annual Route 66 On The
Air special event celebrates the historic US Highway 66. Twenty-two
amateur radio stations using 1x1 callsigns (W6A-W6V) will operate
from cities along the "Mother Road" on 11-19 September. See
http://w6jbt.org/ for information about the event and QSL routes.
XE - Celebrating the 200th anniversary since Mexico consummated the
independence from Spain (27 September 1821), special callsign 6I1M
will be active on 10-27 September. Look for activity on 80, 40, 20,
15 and 10 metres SSB, CW, FT8 and FT4. QSL direct to XE1SPM.
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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
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3Y0J: BOUVET 2022 ---> The Northern California DX Foundation (www.ncdxf.org)
is granting $100,000 to the 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition planned for Novem-
ber 2022. This is an all-time high donation and matches the previous dona-
tion given to Bouvet projects.
"The DXpedition will be carried out by 'Amateur Radio DXpeditions', a Norwe-
gian non-profit organization created for the purpose of conducting DXpedi-
tions", the team wrote in their latest presse release (30 August).
"With an overall budget of $650,000 this will be the most expensive DXpedi-
tion ever. With the NCDXF donation we hope to succeed in the fundraising as
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CONWAY REEF 2021 ---> The following announcement was posted to the Rebel DX
Group's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup/) on 2 Septem-
ber: "Good news. Finally after months of negotiations we are finally recived
Navy permission to leave main island Viti Levu by one of our yacht here
during the covid restrictions. Situation in Fiji is not easy, but we are
going forward with the projects. During the next 2 weeks we will set a sail
to Conway Reef. 3D2CR license will be renew it. This time will be one man
expedition and hard test before our plans for Bouvet 3Y0I in December 2021".
In 2019 the two-man 3D2CR operation logged 33,828 QSOs in eight days, which
according to the German DX Foundation's Mega DXpeditons Honor Roll is the
highest number of QSOs per day/operator made so far.
CQ ITALIAN ISLANDS ---> Organized by ARI Grado e ARI Venezia, the "Italian
Islands Activity Day" will take place on 11 September from 6 to 16 UTC. Look
for activity on 40 and 20 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. IOTA groups
expected to be activated include
AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria
EU-024 IS0AGY Su Giudeu
EU-025 IQ9DE Sicily
EU-025 IQ9RG Capo Passero
EU-028 I1SJK/IA5 Elba
EU-028 IA5D Elba
EU-031 IC8CUQ Capri
EU-031 IC8I Ischia
EU-031 IC8TEM Capri
EU-083 IP1X Gallinara
EU-130 IQ3AZ Taglio Nuovo
EU-130 IQ3UD Santa Maria di Barbana
EU-130 IV3BHD Grado
EU-131 I3MDU Burano
EU-131 II3VE Venezia
EU-131 IK3PQH Lido
EU-131 IK3RIY Torcello
EU-131 IQ3NX Pellestrina
EU-131 IW3HLI Murano
EU-131 IZ3VIP Sant'Erasmo
Not IOTA IQ7TA Taranto Vecchia
Not IOTA I3BQC Bacan
Not IOTA IV3CTT Volpera
Complete information about the Italian Islands Award can be found on
http://ari.it/. [TNX IK2RLS]
QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 19,306 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2011-20), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas
(from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA].
QSLs received direct or through managers: 5Z4VJ, 7D5RI (OC-245), 7Q7RU,
7Z1SJ, 8Q7MS, A25RU, C6AYW (NA-048), C6AZM (NA-048), C92RU, CR6K , ED8W,
ES2TT/0 (EU-034), ES2TT/1 (EU-149), ES2TT/8 (EU-178), HI3SD, J88PI, K4D (NA-
085), KL7FBI (NA-037), LX1JX, OK2ZAW, OM5XX, RI0FF (AS-025), RI0Q (AS-152),
S01WS, SM1ALH (EU-020), SV2RSG/A, T6AA, TZ4AM, VP8EME, VR2XYL, Z81B,
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