16 October 2021 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
5T - Johannes, PA5X and Gerben, PG5M will be active as 5T5PA/p and 5T1GM
from Arguin Island (AF-050) on 15-19 October. They will operate CW,
SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres. Updates will be posted to Twitter
(follow @PA5X_HAM and @PG5M, or see http://dx.to/5t1gm/). QSLs via
home calls. The logs will be uploaded to Club Log.
7P - Bernie, ZS4TX and John, ZS6JON will be active as 7P8Z from Maseru,
Lesotho on 16-17 October. This will be a QO-100 operation; QSL for
this operation via PA3CMC (direct), and LoTW later.
C5 - Jan-Francois F4AHV, Gerard F5NVF, Luc F5RAV and Abdel M0NPT will be
active as C5C from Kololi, The Gambia between 24 October and 19
November. Expect activity on all bands SSB, CW and FT8 (Fox &
Hound), plus the QO-100 satellite. See https://www.qrz.com/db/C5C
for their planned operating frequencies. QSL direct to F5RAV.
CT9 - Helmut, DF7EE will be active again from Madeira (AF-014) from 25
October to 2 November. He will be signing CQ3W during the CQ WW DX
SSB Contest and CT9/DF7EE for casual operating outside the contest.
He will be joined by Elmar, PD3EM, who will be signing CS9/PD3EM.
QSL CQ3W via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS. QSL CT9/DF7EE via LoTW; all
QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau, use Club Log's OQRS for
direct cards. QSL CS9/PD3EM via LoTW, or via home call (direct and
bureau). [TNX NG3K]
FM - Miguel, EA1BP will be active as FM/EA1BP from Martinique (NA-107)
from 27 October to 5 November, including an entry in the CQ WW DX
SSB Contest as TO7O. QSL via home call, the logs will be uploaded
to LoTW and Club Log.
HV - HV0A (operated by IK0FVC, IK4CIE, IZ4VMA, IZ0BTV and I0JBL) will be
activated on the Oscar 100 satellite on 16 October, from 8 to 16
UTC. Look for activity on CW and SSB. It will be the first activity
of a Vatican City station on QO-100. [TNX I0JBL]
I - The United Nations Global Service Centre ARC (4U1GSC) in Brindisi
is now active as 4U24OCT. The special callsign marks United Nations
Day (24 October). DXCC wise, it counts for Italy. QSL via 9A2AA.
I - Luca, IK5AEQ and Franco, IZ5IUY will be active again as IL7/IK5AEQ
and IL7/IZ5IUY from San Domino Island (EU-050) on 20-24 October.
They will operate SSB and FT8/FT4 on 80-2 metres from the QTH of
Ettore IL7/IK7DIJ, who works on the island and will operate with
them. QSL via home calls, LoTW and Club Log. [TNX IK5AEQ]
KL - The aborted KL7RRC IOTA DXpedition to Kiska Island (NA-070) [425DXN
1575] has been rescheduled and is now expected to take place on 4-
11 July 2022. The team includes N3QQ, N6XG, N7QT, NL8 F and W8HC.
QSL via N7RO. Bookmark https://www.na-234.com/ for more information
OE - Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the European DX Foundation
(https://www.eudxf.eu/), Jo, OE6VIE will operate CW and FT8/FT4 as
OE35EUDXF on 1-30 November. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or via DE1QSL (i.e.
the DARC QSL Bureau).
PA - Also active between 1 and 30 November in celebration of the 35th
anniversary of the European DX Foundation will be Dutch special
callsigns PA35EUDXF, PB35EUDXF, PC35EUDXF, PD35EUDXF, PE35EUDXF,
PF35EUDXF, PG35EUDXF, PH35EUDXF and PI35EUDXF. QSL for all of them
via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via PA1AW.
PJ6 - Bart, PD1BAT will be working on Saba (NA-145) from 30 October to 5
November. In his spare time he will operate as PJ6/PD1BAT on 40 and
20 metres FT8 and some SSB. QSL via home call.
OH - Ric DL2VFR, Friedrich DL4BBH and Klaus DL7UXG will be active as
OH73ELK and OF73ELK from mainland Finland on 15-21 October, includ-
ing an entry as OG7Z in the Worked All Germany (WAG) Contest (16-17
October). On 21-25 October they will be signing OH2/DL2VFR,
OH2/DL4BBH and OH2/DL7UXG from Suur Pellinki Island (EU-097). QSL
for OG7Z and OH73ELK via the bureau, others via home calls. [TNX DX
ON - Special callsign OT5IDPD will be active from 3 November to 3 Decem-
ber for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, whose
annual observance (3 December) was proclaimed by the United Nations
General Assembly in 1992. All operators (Frank ON4AAC, Roger
ON4AHQ, Erik ON4ANN, Raff ON6IX and Greg ON6YP) will be hams with a
disability. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW, Club Log and eQSL;
all QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. [TNX
OX - Thomas OZ1AA (OX1AA), Bo OZ1DJJ (OX3LX), Per OZ1KNJ (OX1KNJ), David
OZ5DM (OX5DM), Mikkel OZ7AKT (OX7AKT) and Alex OZ7AM (OX7AM) will
be active from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (NA-018) between 26 October
and 9 November. They will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest
as OX7A (QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OZ1ACB). Outside the
contest they will use their personal callsigns, and be active
on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and FT8 with up to four stations. See
https://sites.google.com/view/greenland2018/home for the individual
S2 - S21AM, S21RC and maybe S21D will be active as S21DX from Manpura
Island (AS-140) on 16-22 December. They will operate mainly SSB
with some FT8/FT4 on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres with two stations.
They might also give QO-100 a try. QSL via EB7DX and LoTW. See
https://s21dx.org for more information.
UA - Joining the celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the European
DX Foundation, members of the Miller DX Club will be active as
UE35EUF on 1-14 November. QSL via RQ7L.
V4 - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from St. Kitts
(NA-104) on 10-24 November. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 160-6
metres. QSL via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
W - Mike, W7LG/4 will be active holiday style from Hatteras Island (NA-
067) on 24-29 October. He will operate SSB and CW on 80, 40 and 20
metres between 16.00-21.00 UTC and again between 00.00-02.30 UTC.
QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct. [TNX The Daily ]
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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
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ANTARCTIC TREATY'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY MARATHON ---> Please note that two new
callsigns are used during the Russian Robinson Club's Marathon celebrating
the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Teatry [425DXN 1586]. RB60ANT has been
revoked and replaced with UE60ANT effective 7 October. Similarly, RJ60AN is
expected to replace RJ60ANT. QSL for all callsigns via Club Log's OQRS (pre-
ferred), or via RZ3EC. Two certificates are available: https://hamlog.online
AUSTRALIA: 2X1 CONTEST CALLSIGNS ---> The Australian Communications and Me-
dia Authority (ACMA) recently conducted a survey seeking the views of the
amateur radio community on allocation arrangements for 2x1 callsigns. After
considering the feedback from the survey (415 responses), the ACMA has rec-
ommended to the Australian Maritime College (AMC) that it starts allocating
2x1 callsigns commencing on 13 October. The new VK#A-Z, VJ#A-Z and VL#A-Z
callsigns will be issued exclusively for amateur radio contests and for a
period of 12 months to amateur radio clubs and holders of Advanced Class
licences. The AMC is responsible for assessments and callsign issue in Aus-
tralia on behalf of the ACMA. A list of callsigns issued will be published
on the AMC website: https://www.amc.edu.au/industry/amateur-radio/callsigns.
COMOROS 2022 ---> The Radio Club de Provins (F6KOP) will be active from the
Comoro Islands (AF-007) during the second half of January 2022. Plans are
for a multinational team of 12 people to operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4
on 160-10 metres and QO-100 satellite with five stations. Details will be
known in due course. [TNX F1ULQ]
QSL SV2ASP/A ---> Those who still need a QSL for the late Monk Apollo,
SV2ASP/A should act now and mail their request to:
630 87 Agion Oros
Apollo passed away on 5 May 2019. He "was in the Docheiariou Monastery,
whose Abbott says Monk Chariton has been taking care of direct QSL requests
and is presently still doing so but that may end at some point". [TNX The
QSL SV2RSG/A --- > JA1ADT is handling the QSLing duties for contacts made by
JA stations with Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG/A from October 2019. Apparently this
"temporary measure" applies only to cards requested "within the year 2021".
JA1ADT's qrz.com page has more information and instructions.
YASME FOUNDATION GRANT AND EXCELLENCE AWARD ---> The Board of Directors of
The Yasme Foundation (https://www.yasme.org/) has made a grant to the Sey-
chelles Amateur Radio Association (SARA) to establish a facility for the
recently formed amateur radio club.
Also, the BoD has announced that the latest recipient of the Yasme Excel-
lence Award is Steve Babcock, VE6WZ, "for his contribution to the art of
lowband antennas and remote operating. Steve has made available to the ama-
teur community countless hours of instructional videos, for free, on his
YouTube channel and qrz.com page".
Established in 2008, the Yasme Excellence Award is presented to individuals
and groups who, through their own service, creativity, effort and dedica-
tion have made a significant contribution to amateur radio. The contribution
may be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement,
as all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and prosper. The Yasme
Excellence Award is in the form of a cash grant and an individually-engraved
QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9FR, 4X100AI (AS-100), 5W1SA,
5X3R, 6W/IV3FSG, A41CK, A71AM, CO7MLS, CP4BT, DT8A (AN-010), FM5BH, GM3RCV
(EU-111), JT1CO, JW0W (EU-063), KL7FBI (NA-037), KL7RRC (NA-039), MS0INT
(EU-092), OL50DJ, RI0FWA (AS-025), SV2RSG/A, UN6T, V31MA, VE2CSI, VR2BLEE,
YB9UA, ZB2GI, ZD7BG.
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