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27 November 2021                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1595

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

5Z     - Ferdy, HB9DSP will e active as 5Z4/HB9DSP from Malindi, Kenya on 2-
         16 December.  He will operate  SSB and some FT8  on 20, 15 and 10m.
         QSL via LoTW and home call (bureau preferred).
A9     - Celebrating the Kingdom of Bahrain's 50th National Day,  members of
         the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society (BARS) will operate special call-
         sign A950ND on 1-16 December. QSL via EC6DX.
EA     - The Union de Radioaficionados de Leon (EA1URL) will operate special
         callsigns  AM1111D, AM1111E, AM1111I, AM1111L, AM1111N, AM1111O and
         AM1111R on 1-19 December  in celebration of the  1111th anniversary
         since the establishment of the ancient Kingdom of Leon, now part of
         the  autonomous community  of  Castile and Leon  within  the modern
         Kingdom of Spain. See https://reinodeleon.ure.es.
F      - F1PHB, F5BQU, F5TLZ, F6BGH  and  F8EFU  will be active  as  TM57STN
         (Saint Nicholas,  2-16 December),  TM57MC  (Merry Christmas,  12-26
         December) and TM57HNY (Happy New Year,  29 December to 12 January).
         QSL via F-11734, direct or bureau. [TNX F8REF]
HB9    - Celebrating the the 100th anniversary of the historic Transatlantic
         Tests of  December 1921,  members of the  HB4FR  Amateur Radio Club
         will be active as HB1BCG on 1-31 December (1BCG was the callsign of
         the Connecticut station whose message crossed the Atlantic Ocean to
         be received in Scotland). QSL via HB9ACA.
HI     - Kasimir, DL2SBY will be active holiday style from the Dominican Re-
         public on 1-14 December. He will operate CW, FT8  and possibly some
         SSB as HI7/DL2SBY from Punta Cana (NA-096)  and  Bayahibe (NA-096).
         During the second week he might go on a one day side trip to  Saona
         Island (NA-122),  and be active  as  HI2/DL2SBY.  QSL via LoTW,  or
         direct only to home call or Club Log's OQRS.  He no longer uses the
I      - II1ZB  is a  special callsign  for the  Italian Naval Old Rhythmers
         Club to pay homage to  Antonio Zerbini, I1ZB (SK)  during the  41st
         edition of the  INORC Contest  (4-5 December).  Zerbini  served  as
         INORC President from 1992 to 2013. All QSOs will be confirmed auto-
         matically  via the bureau.  A certificate  will be  available;  see
         https://www.qrz.com/db/ii1zb for information. [TNX IN3MDR]
OE     - OE50ADXB is the special callsign for the Austrian DX Board (OE1XBC)
         to celebrate the club's 50th anniversary during the month of Decem-
         ber. QSL via the bureau or  direct (preferred) to  ADXB,  c/o Musi-
         sches Zentrum, Zeltgasse 7, 1080 Wien, Austria.
OE     - The  VIC Amateur Radio  Contest DX Club  (4U1A, https://4u1a.club/)
         will be active as 4Y1A on 7-11 December (in celebration of Interna-
         tional Civil Aviation Day) and as 4U1XMAS on 12-31 December.  These
         activities count for Austria for DXCC,  and for the Vienna Interna-
         tional Centre  for the  CQ DX Marathon.  QSLs via UA3DX,  direct or
OH     - The OH9A team  will be active as  OG1XMAS  on all bands  and  modes
         between 29 November  and  26 December.  QSL via LoTW  and  Club Log
         ("please di not send direct QSLs").
PA     - Special callsigns PA21XMAS and PD21SANTA will be active on 1-31 De-
         cember, while PD22HNY will be QRV from 1 December  through January.
         QSL cards will not be issued,  but a certificate  will be available
         for download (https://www.qrz.com/db/PA21XMAS).
PJ7    - Chris, N0UK will be QRV  as  PJ7/G4JEC  from  Sint Maarten (NA-105)
         from 26 November through 4 December,  with main activity during the
         CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via N0UK. [TNX DX World]
V4     - Bob, WX4G will be active as V48A (not V47A as previously announced)
         from St. Kitts (NA-104) from 24 November  to  2 December.  He  will
         operate mostly CW, FT8 and FT4  on all bands,  and will participate
         in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or
         via WX4G.
VE     - Special callsign VX3INSULIN will be active on 1-31 December to mark
         the 100th anniversary since a team of researchers at the University
         of Toronto  discovered  insulin.  The operations  will be primarily
         digital, with FT8 and FT4 being the dominant modes of use.  QSL via
         VE3NOO (direct or bureau) and eQSL.
VU     - Madhu, VU3NPI and others (VU2GRM,  VU2GTI, VU2JHM,  VU2MNX, VU3GDS,
         VU3KWK, VU3ULP, VU3UNO and VU3ZNG) will be active as AT7SJ from the
         St George's Islands (AS-177) on 3-6 December.  They plan to operate
         CW, SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres. This IOTA group was activated only
         once  (by AT9RS,  April 2009).  QSL via VU3NPI;  the logs  will  be
         uploaded to Club Log and eventually LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
XT     - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Ouagadougou,  Bur-
         kina Faso on  3-20 December.  He will be QRV on all bands  and also
         via QO-100. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.
YB     - Special event stations  8H13H, 8H13U, 8H13T,  8G13T, 8G13A,  8G13N,
         8G13G, 8G13S, 8G13E and 8G13L will be active from 26 November to 12
         December to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the city of Tangerang
         Selatan  (part of the  Greater Jakarta  metropolitan area,  on  the
         island of Java).  Look for activity on  80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m  SSB
         and FT8. See https://oraritangsel.or.id/award2021/ for certificates
         and eQSLs.
Z2     - Tom, DJ6TF  and  Tom, DL7BO  will be active as  Z21A and Z22O  from
         Harare, Zimbabwe on 2-15 December.  They will operate CW, SSB,  FT8
         and FT4 on 160-10 metres. QSL both calls via DJ6TF.

YOTA MONTH ---> The Youngsters On The Air group will  be active again during
the entire month of December. The idea for this event is to show the amateur
radio hobby to youth and to encourage  youngsters  to be active  on  the ham
radio waves. Announced participants include stations from
Argentina             LR1YOTA              Lebanon        OD5YOTA          
Bahrain               A91YOTA              Namibia        V55YOTA          
Bosnia & Hercegovina  E71YOTA              No. Macedonia  Z30YOTA, Z39YOTA  
Croatia               9A0YOTA, 9A21YOTA    Peru           OA0YOTA          
Cuba                  CO0YOTA              Poland         HF0YOTA, SN0YOTA  
Cyprus                5B4YOTA              Portugal       CQ7YOTA          
Czech Republic        OL21YOTA             Senegal        6V1YOTA          
England               GB21YOTA             Serbia         YT21YOTA          
Estonia               ES9YOTA              Slovakia       OM21YOTA          
Finland               OF2YOTA, OH2YOTA     South Africa   ZS9YOTA          
Germany               DC0YOTA              Spain          EF4YOTA          
Hungary               HA6YOTA, HG0YOTA     Sweden         SH9YOTA, SK8YOTA  
Iceland               TF3YOTA              Netherlands    PA6YOTA, PD6YOTA  
Indonesia             8C2YOTA              Turkey         TC21YOTA          
Iraq                  YI0YOTA              Ukraine        EM6YOTA          
Ireland               EI0YOTA              USA            K8A, K8O, K8T, K8Y
Italy                 II3YOTA, II6YOTA                                      
QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (direct or bureau). Information about the event and
the awards can be found on https://events.ham-yota.com/.

CQ WW DX CW CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their  parti-
cipation in this year's event (27-28 November):
ZONE   CALL          CATEGORY     COUNTRY              QSL VIA      
01     KL7RA         M/2          Alaska               LoTW/N4GNR  
02     VA2VT         SOAB LP      Canada               LoTW        
02     VE2IM         SOAB         Canada               VE3DZ        
05     VP9I          SOAB LP      Bermuda              LoTW/WW3S    
07     HO2A          SO           Panama               LoTW        
07     HQ9X          SOAB         Honduras             KQ1F        
07     TI7W          SOAB HP      Costa Rica           LoTW/M0URX  
08     C6AGU         M/?          Bahamas              LoTW/HA7RY  
08     C6AQQ         SOAB LP      Bahamas              EA5GL        
08     FS/K0CD       SOSB QRP     St Martin            K0CD        
08     KP2B          SOSB 10m     Virgin Isls          EB7DX        
08     KP3Z          SOAB HP      Puerto Rico          N4AO        
08     PJ7/G4JEC     SO           Sint Maarten         N0UK        
08     T42K          M/?          Cuba                 T42K        
08     TO7A          SOAB HP      Martinique           LoTW/UT5UGR  
08     V26K          SOAB LP      Antigua & Barbuda    LoTW/AA3B    
08     V48A          SOAB         St Kitts & Nevis     LoTW/WX4G    
08     VP5M          SO           Turks & Caicos Isls  LoTW/K4QPL  
08     WP3C          M/S LP       Puerto Rico          LoTW/M0OXO  
08     ZF1A          M/S          Cayman Isls          LoTW/K7ZO    
08     ZF5T          SOAB         Cayman Isls          LoTW/K5GO    
09     P44W          SOAB         Aruba                LoTW/N2MM    
09     PJ2T          M/M          Curacao              LoTW/W3HNK  
09     PJ4A          M/S          Bonaire              LoTW/K4BAI  
09     PJ4K          M/2          Bonaire              KU9C        
11     PT4A          M/2          Brazil               LoTW/PY4AZ  
11     ZP5AA         SOAB         Paraguay             ZP5DBC      
12     XQ1KZ         SOSB 15m     Chile                LoTW        
14     EA6FO         SO           Balearic Isls        EA3AIR      
14     GU4CHY        SOSB         Guernsey             GU4CHY      
14     HB0A          M/S          Liechtenstein        LotW        
14     LN8W          M/M          Norway               LoTW/LA6YEA  
14     MD4K          M/2          Isle of Man          LoTW/G3NKC  
14     MJ5A          SOSB 40m     Jersey               LoTW        
14     MW5B          SOSB 40m     Wales                Lotw        
15     OH0Z          SOAB HP      Aland Isls           W0MM        
15     TK0C          M/?          Corsica              S50C        
16     UA7K          M/S          EU Russia            LoTW        
20     J42L          SOAB HP      Greece               SV2DCD      
20     SZ1A          M/S          Greece               LoTW        
21     4L/LY4ZZ      SOSB 80m     Georgia              LY4ZZ        
21     4L2M          SOSB 20m     Georgia              EA7FTR      
21     4L8A          SOSB 40m     Georgia              LoTW/M0OXO  
22     9N7AA         SOAB         Nepal                LoTW/S57DX  
24     B7P           M/S          China                BA4EG        
24     BH1EBF        M/S          China                BH1EBF      
26     E2A           M/S          Thailand             LoTW/E21EIC  
28     7A2A          M/?          Indonesia            LoTW        
29     VK6T          SOAB         Australia            EA7FTR      
31     KH7M          SOAB HP      Hawaii               LoTW        
32     ZL3X          M/2          New Zealand          LoTW        
33     3V8SS         SOAB QRP     Tunisia              LoTW/LX1NO  
33     IH9YMC        SOSB 160m    AF Italy             LoTW        
35     C56XA         SOSB 20m     Gambia               LoTW/G3SWH  
36     9X4X          M/?          Rwanda               4Z5FI        
37     C92R          SOSB 15m     Mozambique           IK2DUW      
39     3B8M          M/M          Mauritius            LoTW/M0OXO  
39     D60AB         SO           Comoro Isls          K6ZO        
40     JW5E          SOSB 20m     Svalbard             LoTW        
40     TF3SG         SOAB HP      Iceland              LoTW        
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations  listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at  https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2021.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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2ZE ---> Any radio amateur in the United Kingdom  (G, GI, GM and GW)  or the
Crown Dependencies (GD, GJ and GU)  may participate in  the centenary of the
Transatlantic Tests of 1921  by adding the suffix  /2ZE  to their  station's
normal callsign. This will apply from 1 to 26 December  and does not require
any individual authorisation.  2ZE was the US callsign of  Paul Godley,  who
went to the UK and took part in the tests as the representative of the ARRL.

CWOPS AWARD ---> First presented in 2016, the "CWops Award for Advancing the
Art of CW"  recognizes individuals, groups  or organizations that have  made
the  greatest contributions  toward advancing  the art or practice  of radio
communication by Morse code.  Nominations must be received by 18 March 2022.
See  https://cwops.org/the-cwops-award-for-a ... art-of-cw/  for the

QSL IP1X ---> The cards for the 11 September operation from  Isola Gallinara
(EU-083)  have been received  from  the printer,  and  IU1JCZ  is processing
direct requests right now.

TO9W ---> The TO9W team has announced that certificates will be awarded  for
several categories of most band-modes worked during their 1-10 December ope-
ration from Saint Martin [425DXN 1593]. The number of band-mode QSOs will be
taken from  Club Log's Leaderboard: https://clublog.org/charts/?c=TO9W  (all
2019 TO9W QSOs will be removed, and then merged back  with the 2021 QSOs  at
the end  of the operation).  See  http://www.k9el.com/TO9W/TO9W.htm  for the


QSLs received direct  or through  managers: 4O3A, 4S7AB, 4S7AB, 4S7AB, 5T1GM
(AF-050), 6K0FS (AS-105), A60EXPO/2, EL2DT, F4FET/p (EU-094), FR4OO, J79WTA,
R3RRC/0 (AS-066),  RI0FF (AS-025),  RI1OZ (EU-153), S21RC, ST2NH,  SV2RSG/A,
TM7P (EU-107), TZ4AM, ZC4GR,


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