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26 March 2022                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1612 

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S *** 
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  **** 
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH 
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW 

9H     - Br. John Cassar,  OFMCap,  9H1CJ  (ex 5Z4JC)  is a Franciscan friar 
         operating  from the  Capuchin friary  in Floriana,  Malta (EU-023). 
         From  1 April  to  30 June  he will be active as 9H6CAP,  a special 
         callsign commemorating the 80th anniversary  of the destruction  of 
         the historic friary and  adjacent church during  World War II  (4-5 
         April 1942). QSL direct to home call. 
9M2    - Alex, SQ9UM is active as 9M2/SQ9UM from from Kuala Lumpur, West Ma- 
         laysia on 23-31 March.  He operates CW, SSB and FT8/FT4 on  40-10m. 
         QSL via home call and LoTW. 
9N     - Matjaz, S57MK will be active as 9N7MK on 2-23 April. He will be QRV 
         for three or four days  from Kathmandu,  and then  from other loca- 
         tions while trekking in the Mount Everest region of Nepal.  He will 
         run  10-15 watts  mainly  on 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres  SSB, CW  and 
         digital modes. [TNX The Daily DX] 
CP     - Once again Antonio, EA5RM will be  working  on  a  non-governmental 
         Organization's project in the Bolivian rainforest from  31 March to 
         22 April.  In his spare time  he will  operate  SSB, CW and FT8  as 
         CP1XRM. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX] 
F      - TM40AMRA is the special callsign for members of the Association Mo- 
         sellane des RadioAmateurs  to celebrate their club's  40th anniver- 
         sary on 2-16 April. QSL via F8EFU.
G      - The  Medway Amateur Receiving and Transmitting Society will operate 
         special callsign  GB5MW on  3-30 April  to celebrate  the society's 
         centenary year. QSL via eQSL. 
I      - Commemorating the 150th anniversary since the death of  Samuel F.B.
         Morse (2 April 1872), ARI Vigevano  will operate  special  callsign 
         IR2SM from 26 March to 10 April. QSL via I2MYF, bureau or direct. 
JA     - JI3DST/5, JJ5RBH, JS6RRR/5  and JS6RRR/p  (for FT8)  will be active 
         from Shodo Island (AS-200) between 25 March and 12 April.  Look for 
         activity on 80-2 metres CW, SSB and digital modes.  See qrz.com for 
         QSLling instructions. [TNX DX World] 
JX     - Rune, LA7QY and Helge, LB4MI  will be stationed on  Jan Mayen  (EU- 
         022, https://jan.mayen.no/) from late March to early October.  They 
         plan to be QRV as JX7QY and JX/LB4MI, respectively,  in their spare 
         time. [TNX DX World] 
OH0    - Wies, SP1EG and others will be active as  OH0EG  from the Aland Is- 
         lands (EU-002)  on  1-9 April  (160-10m CW, SSB and digital modes), 
         and again on 22-29 April (80-15m FT4, FT8 and RTTY, with a focus on 
         30, 17 and 12m). QSL via SP1EG. [TNX The Daily DX] 
PA     - Special  stations  PA01MIL,  PA02MIL,  PA03MIL,  PA04MIL,  PA05MIL, 
         PA06MIL, PA07MIL and PA08MIL from eight different locations will be 
         activated on  1 April for  12 hours (7-19 UTC)  by eight teams con- 
         sisting of one amateur and two military radio operators.  They will 
         use military equipment only and be QRV on the  HF bands SSB and  6m 
         FM.  The main goals are  to introduce the military  to the world of 
         amateur radio, and to train them  in view of  an operation from the 
         Suriname jungle  (PZ5JT).  QSL direct to:  11 Luchtmobiele Brigade/ 
         Radio-groep, PO Box 9208, 6800 HK Arnhem, The Netherlands. 
PA     - Peter, PD1EDS  will be active as  PD146EU  from  Schouwen Duiveland 
         (EU-146) between  1 April and 30 October.  He will operate SSB  and 
         FT8 on 40, 20 and 10 metres. 
VE     - Darrell, VY2OM and others will participate in this weekend's  CQ WW 
         WPX SSB Contest as  XO2O  from  Prince Edward Island (NA-029).  The 
         special callsign  has been issued  in celebration  of the  25th an- 
         niversary of the Confederation Bridge, Canada's longest bridge. 
V7     - Jeff "JT", KD7ADI has been on Kwajalein (OC-028),  Marshall Islands 
         since early January [425DXN 1606],  and will be stationed there un- 
         til 23 April. He is QRV as V7/KD7ADI when work and other activities 
         permit,  but operating time is expected to increase during the last 
         weeks of his stay. He uploads his log to LoTW and Club Log. 

CQ WW WPX SSB CONTEST --->  The  following  stations  have  announced  their 
participation in this year's event (26-27 March): 
Call        Category          Country               QSL               
3A/IK1TTD   SOAB              Monaco                IK1TTD           
3Z6V        SOAB LP           Poland                LoTW/SP6DVP       
8P1W        SOAB LP           Barbados              KU9C             
9H/TA1HZ    SO LP             Malta                 LoTW             
9K2K        SO HP             Kuwait                LoTW/EC6DX       
A44A        M/?               Oman                  LoTW             
CF2Z                          Canada                LoTW             
CR3DX       SOSB 15m          Madeira               OM2VL             
D60AB       SO                Comoro Isls           K6ZO             
ED8W        SOAB              Canary Isls           LoTW             
GT0SP       M/S               Isle of Man           LoTW             
HD1A        M/M               Ecuador               LoTW/HD1A         
IH9YMC      SOSB              AF Italy              LoTW             
KP2B        SOSB 10m HP       US Virgin Isls        EB7DX             
LN2T        MO                Norway                LoTW/LA2T         
LN8W        M/M               Norway                LoTW/LA6YEA       
NH7T        M/M               Hawaii                KH6SH             
OA7/DD5ZZ   SOAB              Peru                  LoTW/DD5ZZ       
PJ2T        M/M               Curacao               LoTW/W3HNK       
PJ4R        SO                Bonaire               LoTW/WD9DZV       
PJ5/SP9FIH  SOSB              St Eustatius          SP9FIH           
T70A        M/?               San Marino            LoTW/T70A         
TM0R        MO                France                LoTW             
TM9C        SO                France                F5OHM             
TO3Z                          Guadeloupe            F6HMQ             
TX5AQ       SO                Austral Isls          LoTW/SP7DQR       
V47T        M/S               St. Kitts and Nevis   LoTW/W2RQ         
VP5P                          Turks & Caicos Isls   LoTW/N2OO         
WP3C        SOAB              Puerto Rico           M0OXO             
WX3B        M/M               USA                   LoTW             
XO2O        M/?               Canada                                 
YB2DX       SOAB              Indonesia             LoTW             
ZB2BU       M/S LP            Gibraltar             ZB2BU             
ZF2PG       SO                Cayman Isls           LoTW/K8PGJ       
ZS2PE       M/D               South Africa          LoTW             
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained 
by  Bill, NG3K  at https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxs2022.html - good contest to 
you all! 

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S *** 
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... **** 
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH 
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW 

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8D7DXP ---> This was a special callsign used on 19-23 March from six  Regen- 
cies of the  South Kalimantan province  (Kalimantan Selatan).  All locations 
were on the main island of Borneo (OC-088).  Registered users can have their 
QSOs confirmed on https://ipota.dxportable.com/, the website for the Indone- 
sian Parks On The Air. 

CASS AWARDS ---> The Cass Awards honour the wisdom and spirit of Cass WA6AUD 
(SK), and encourage DXpeditions to maximize the number of  DXers worked with 
a Plaque for the single-operator DXpedition that works the most unique call- 
signs within 2 weeks or less, and a Plaque  for  the "unlimited"  DXpedition 
that works the most unique callsigns. 
Janusz Wegrzyn, SP9FIH  has won  (for  the fifth  year in a row!)  the  2021 
Single-Operator Cass Award by working 9,684 unique stations during his  one- 
man operation from Sint Maarten as PJ7P. 
The 3DA0RU team (Vasily Pinchuk R7AL,  Vasily Sukhanov RA1ZZ,  Mike Alekseev 
RU3UR,  Leo Berezhnoy RW9JZ,  Slav Rodin OK8AU,  Nick Tolkunov R5EC,  Wlodek 
Herej SP6EQZ and Vladimir Vassiljev R9LR) worked 24,985 unique stations from 
Eswatini, setting  a new record  to win the  2021 Unlimited Cass Award  (and 
after that, they went on  to work  24,856  unique stations  from Lesotho  as 
Presented annually,  the Cass Awards are issued  in  March  for  DXpeditions 
during  the  preceding  year.  See   http://www.cassaward.com/  for  complete 

CEPT SUSPENSION OF RUSSIA AND BELARUS ---> Based on a request  from a number 
of CEPT  members, the  European Conference of  Postal and Telecommunications 
Administrations  has  suspended  indefinitely  the  Russian  Federation  and 
Belarus from  CEPT membership  effective  18 March.  Any future  readmission 
would follow the usual rules  established in the  CEPT Arrangement,  notably 
the need for a two-thirds majority of members of the CEPT  to endorse such a 

CY9C: CANCELLED ---> The 12-21 August DXpedition to  St. Paul Island [425DXN 
1594] has been cancelled.  The same team still hopes to be QRV as CY0C  from 
Sable island in October [425DXN 1611]: https://cy0dxpedition.net/index.html. 

RI0B: CANCELLED ---> The R150WS team made some  5600 QSOs from  Rykachev Is- 
land (AS-104, 19-22 March) and is heading home. The RI0B operation from Isa- 
chenko (AS-050) has been cancelled,  as "large hummocks"  prevented the team 
from reaching the island. 

UX5UO ---> "Gennady, UX5UO and his family fled  Kiev several days  after the 
conflict started",  Charles, M0OXO  reported on  22 March.  "His family have 
made it across to Germany and at this time Gennady  and  his wife are in the 
Ukraine countryside.  They are safe  and well and in good spirits  under the 
circumstances".  As for the QSL Print  service,  "I don't know the situation 
exactly", Charles reported on 24 March,  "but Gennady informs me that  UX5UO 
QSL Print is back up and running a full service". 

+ SILENT KEY + Klaus-Dieter  Poels,  DL7UXG  (ex-DM4XIG,  Y51SL  and  Y28XL) 
passed away on 21 March. Born in 1957 and first lincenced in 1974, he joined 
DARC's DX Department in 2011 and supplied  IOTA news to the  DX-Mitteilungs- 
blatt (DX-Newsletter, DXNL)  until  he took over  as  DXNL editor  in August 
2014. He was responsible for 397 weekly issues, the last one was distributed 
on 16 March.  In addition, Klaus-Dieter  was active from several  WWFF areas 
and IOTA groups in Germany,  Norway,  Sweden (SD3G),  Finland,  Denmark  and 
Iceland: https://dl7uxg.funkzentrum.de/. 

+ SILENT KEY + Yasuo "Zorro" Miyazawa, JH1AJT passed away on 23 March, after 
a long battle with cancer. He was 72. "Our ham radio world  has lost another 
beaming light", says  Champ Muangamphun (E21EIC),  who joined Zorro  on many 
DXpeditions.  "The founder of SEISA Group and Foundation for Global Children 
( http://www.fgc.or.jp/english/), he was deeply involved in humanitarian pro- 
jects in  Cambodia, Bangladesh, Japan, Myanmar, Eritrea and Bhutan,  and was 
also the main driving force behind many DXpeditions". 
Zorro was inducted into both the CQ DX Hall of Fame (2015)  and  the CQ Ama- 
teur Radio Hall of Fame (2020);  he was also  the recipient of the  Intrepid 
Spirit Award  in 2016  (for his  "outstanding efforts  to activate rare  and 
often difficult entities"),  the YASME Excellence Award  in 2018  ("for  his 
extensive promotion  of amateur radio in  developing  countries"),  and  the 
Dayton Hamvention Amateur of the Year Award in 2020. 
In 2015 he established and endowed the International DX Association's  "Hams 
with Hearts" fund, which specifically supports humanitarian projects carried 
out by DXpeditions ( https://www.indexa.org/hamswithaheart.html). 
Over the past thirty years or so, he operated from many DX spots,  including 
Bangladesh (S21YX and S21YZ),  Bhutan (A50BOC, A51A, A5A),  Cambodia (XU1A), 
Eritrea (E30FB and E31A),  Ethiopia (9E2A & ET3DX),  Laos (XW1, XW1A, XW30A) 
and Myanmar (XZ1A, XZ1J, XZ1Z), among others.  "We of the  DX community  are 
deeply indebted to him", INDEXA Director Ralph Fedor (K0IR), says.  "He con- 
tributed generously to  DXpeditions and encouraged  and  mentored operators. 
Without Zorro's support our log books  and  our memories would be less  than 
they are". 

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S *** 
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES ******* 
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH 
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW 

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER 
3B8CW       N4GNR       EJ8JB       EI8JB       LT7F        EA5KB 
3DA0AQ      EA5GL       EP2LMA      EA5GL       LW3DG       EA7FTR 
4L1BB       EA5GL       EP5CZD      RW6HS       LX5MF       LX1KQ 
4L6DL       LZ1OT       EX0DX       HB9DUR      LZ144GO     LZ3GA 
4M1W        EB7DX       EY8MM       W0VTT       OE6MBG      EB7DX 
4Z5FW       RW6HS       FR5FC       EA7FTR      OG50YL      OH2YL 
5B4AMX      LZ3SM       HC1MD/2     K8LJG       OH0JV       DL7RV 
5R8AL       G3SWH       HC5F        HC5VF       OH0Z        W0MM 
5Z4PA       M0URX       HC7AE/1     EA5GL       OH8SSAB     OH8DR 
6Y5HM       EA5GL       HF21DKS     SP9CJM      OL15SOTA    OK1CYC 
6Y5MS       EA5GL       HG1222BA    HA4KYB      PF01MAX     PC2F 
7S5S        SM5CSS      HG8ARDF     HA8BE       PI4ZUT      PD0JMH 
7Z1VD       EA5GL       HI3A        EB7DX       PJ4/KK9A    WD9DZV 
8P2K        KU9C        HI3AA       EB7DX       PJ4K        KU9C 
8P6DR       G3RWL       HI3K        EB7DX       PJ4RF       EA5GL 
8Q7ZI       F8CZI       HI8DL       NK4Q        PJ5/SP9FIH  SP9FIH 
9G1SD       AB0GC       HI8JSG      RW6HS       PJ5/SP9FOW  SP9FIH 
9H6YI       G3VYI       HI8K        EB7DX       PJ5/SP9MQA  SP9MQA 
9K2JJ       EA5GL       HI8MU       EA5ZD       R90BRZ      R9GM 
9K2YD       EC6DX       HI8S        EA5GL       SN0RUN      SP5PPK 
9K2YM       EA5KB       HK3JCL      DK8LRF      SN100PSK    SQ8JLU 
9V1YC       W5UE        HL5KY       W3HNK       SP150JS     SP3POB 
9V1ZV       EA5ZL       HP3AK       W4JS        SP21DKS     SP3POB 
A41DX       M0OXO       HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       ST0HQ       ST2M 
A41KJ       N4GNR       HS0ZJF      ON4AFU      TG9ADV      VE7BV 
A61AS       YO3FRI      HS0ZOA      EB7DX       TG9AJR      M0URX 
A61BG       EA7FTR      HZ1HZ       N7RO        TM0CR       F6FMT 
A61FJ       LZ1YE       IF9A        IT9ATF      TM20KFZ     F4FCE 
A61Q        EA7FTR      II0IDP      IM0SDX      TM24PVJ     F8GGZ 
A61R        EC6DX       II0IDR      IZ0XZD      TM3ZZ       F4HIK 
A71CT       EA7FTR      II0IGU      IW0BTN      TM55SNSM    F4GPB 
A73A        M0OXO       II3ICZ      IQ3GA       TM5F        F5SDD 
AM500TOR    EA7URF      II5IDK      IW5ELA      TM700CCAE   F6FMT 
AP2IN       IK2DUW      II7ICE      IZ7LOW      UK8OK       EA7FTR 
AP2MKS      EA5GL       II7ICT      IZ7AUH      UP0L        DL8KAC 
AP2MS       EA5GL       II9ICF      IT9MRM      UP7L        UN6LN 
BD9BI/0     M0OXO       II9IGA      IT9CKA      V31MA       M0OXO 
CE2SV       N7RO        II9IGJ      IT9MRM      V51WH       DK2WH 
CM6SQ       RW6HS       J20MR       EA5GL       VK80LAN     M0OXO 
CN8LI       EA7FTR      J72IMS      EC6DX       VP5/AF3K    N2OO 
CO2XN       EB7DX       J73ESL      EA5GL       VP5/W2TT    N2OO 
CO8LY       CT1FMX      JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY [d]  XV9K        DJ6TF 
CT7AXB      EA5GL       JG8NQJ/JD1  JG8NQJ   YJ8RN       NZ4DX 
E730RS      E73E        JW7QIA      LA7GIA      YV4ZZ/5     EA5GL 
EA8/IK1PMR  HB9FKK      JY5MM       IK2DUW      Z21ML       N4GNR 
EA8/OG60BBM EA4BQ       KC4AAA      K7MT        ZF2LC       W2SM 
EH5VEF      EA5URV      KL7J        N3SL        ZL7DX       M0OXO 
EH7FCM      EA7URM      KP4JOC      RW6HS       ZP6/N2GK    EA5GL 
EI90IRTS    EI6AL       LQ5D        EA7HBC      ZV8WFC      PU8PSF 

8C9MGP    Kutasi Gabor, Siofok, Koch R. utca 10/A I/4, 8600, Hungary 
9H6A      Paul Galea, 66 Triq Guze Ellul Mercer, Had-Dingli, DGL 1118, Malta 
9J2MYT    Giorgio Laconi, Via Perine 4, 31020 Villorba TV, Italy 
CQ8Q      Philippe Schmitt, 2 Bangalore Street, London, SW15 1QE, 
          United Kingdom 
CU8AI     Joao Soares, Av. Santo Cristo 37, 9960-220 Fazenda, Portugal 
D60AB     Don Jones, PO Box 21500, Washington DC 20009-1500, USA 
EX0ET     Robert Wright, Ul Dordoy 32/34 KB 52, Bishkek 720082, Kyrgyzstan 
FH/K6ZO   Don Jones, PO Box 21500, Washington DC 20009-1500, USA 
HS0ZEE    Sheridon K. Street, P.O. Box 55, Maejo Post Office, Chiang Mai, 
          50290, Thailand 
KP4/AB2RF Kan Yokota, 121 Kawanari Shinmachi, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka, 416-0955, 
L71D      Dario Osvaldo Silvani, Rivadavia 437 PB, B1625GMI, 
          Belen de Escobar, Argentina 
MP7DX     Ron Bennett, 17 Truro Close, St. Helens, WA11 9EL, United Kingdom 
OX3LX     Joergen Roemming, Brandelev Stationsvej 9, 4700 Naestved, Denmark 
OX3XR     Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, The Netherlands 
PZ2YT     Yudel Torres, C Van Dalstraat 221, Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname 
TR8CA     Jean Charron, 19 rue Gabriel Moussa, 33320 Eysines, France 
V47JA     John Abbruscato, 22199 Pine Tree Ln, Hockley TX 77447, USA 
VK9DX     Nick Hacko, Suite 403 Level 4, Culwulla Chambers, 
          67 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia 
ZF2CA     Colin Smithers, 10 Grange Park, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2HX, 
          United Kingdom 
ZF2CH     Chris Hillier, 29 Round Pond Road, Portugal Cove NL A1M 2Z4, 
ZF2PG     Pete Gladysz, 4633 Riverchase, Troy MI 48098, USA 


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