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4 December 2021                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1596

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

Owing to the ongoing and fluid nature  of the  COVID-19  situation globally,
announced  activities  might  be  cut short,  postponed,  cancelled  or even
extended at any time and without notice.

5Z     - Ferdy, HB9DSP  has had  to postpone  his  December  trip  to  Kenya
         [425DXN 1595], and now plans to be active as 5Z4/HB9DSP around mid-
         January. He will operate  SSB and some FT8  on 20, 15 and 10m.  QSL
         via LoTW and home call (bureau preferred). [TNX DX World]
8Q     - Tor, DG7RO will be active as 8Q7RO (reissued callsign, already used
         by RT4RO in 2013) from the Maldives (AS-013) on 11-27 December.  He
         will only operate via Oscar QO-100. QSL via DG7RO and LoTW.
9J     - Mario, IK1MYT is active again as 9J2MYT from  Lusaka, Zambia  until
         June 2022.  He operates  SSB on  40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres.  QSL
         direct to IZ3KVD.
F      - The  Radio Club de Nice  is active  as  TM8AB  until 6 December  to
         commemorate the anniversary of the first Transatlantic amateur two-
         way contact between Leon Deloy F8AB and Fred Schnell 1MO (28 Novem-
         ber 1923). QSL via F4KJQ.
HI     - Hrane, YT1AD and Milos, YT3M will be active as  HI7/YT1AD  from the
         Dominican Republic on 4-14 December. QSL via YT1AD. [TNX NG3K]
I      - Members of the Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club (www.inorc.it) will
         be active as II1TCWC on 12-17 December to commemorate the 120th an-
         niversary of the first radio transmission  sent across the Atlantic
         Ocean (12 December 1901). They will operate only CW.  All QSOs will
         be confirmed automatically  via the bureau.  A certificate  will be
         available; see https://www.qrz.com/db/II1TCWC for information. [TNX
         IN3MDR]
OH     - The Finnish Amateur Radio League  (SRAL)  is celebrating  its 100th
         anniversary.  To earn the  "OH Northern Light 100-year Certificate"
         (OH-NL-100), contact fifty OH  and  fifty OF stations  during 2021,
         and ten "multipliers" [425DXN 1559]. The list of special centennial
         activations will be completed during the month of December by three
         multipliers:  OI3AX (QRV on 3-7 December, QSL via OH2LGW),  OF2YOTA
         (QSL via Club Log's OQRS) and Santa Claus station, OF9X (Old Father
         9 Xmas, QSL via OH2BH). These special stations greet you with 59(9)
         SRAL message  and  you  can  greet them back with  59(9) MX  (Merry
         Christmas). Your log extract should be sent to [email protected]  during
         January 2022. Complete rules for the  OH-NL-100 Certificate  can be
         found on https://www.sral.fi/en/. [TNX OH2BH]
OH     - OH9SCL is  once again  active  from  Finnish Lapland  ("Santa Claus
         Land") during the month of December. QSL via LoTW, eQSL,  or direct
         to  Anssi Puuronen,  Kemijoen Itapuolentie 1577,  FI-97110  Rautio-
         saari, Finland
PA     - Celebrating Christmas and the New Year, special callsigns  PH21XMAS
         and PH22HNY will operate SSB and digital modes on 6 December-3 Jan-
         uary and 10 December-31 January,  respectively.  QSL via operator's
         instructions.
S2     - The S21DX operation from  IOTA group AS-140 [425DXN 1589]  has been
         brought forward, and is now expected to take place on  10-16 Decem-
         ber in accordance with  the operating permission granted by the li-
         cencing authority.  S21AM and S21RC  will run one station on the HF
         bands SSB and FT8;  a second station  will be on the QO-100  satel-
         lite. QSL via EB7DX. See https://s21dx.org for more information.
S5     - Special event station S522PMC will be active from  3 December  to 2
         January 2022 to  promote the PMC Contest,  sponsored  by the  Radio
         Club Slovenj Gradec (S59DCD).  All  QSOs will be  confirmed via the
         bureau. The International Association of Peace Messenger Cities was
         established  in  1988 to  recognize  and  encourage  the  role  and
         responsibility cities have in creating a culture  of peace. The PMC
         Contest, promoting contacts  between stations located  in the Peace
         Messenger Cities  and the  rest of the world,  will be held on  1-2
         January (see http://www.s59dcd.si/ for complete information).
VE     - The  Signal Hill National Historic Site  is the location  where Gu-
         glielmo  Marconi  received the  very first  wireless  transatlantic
         message on 12 December 1901. Commemorating the 120th anniversary of
         that  historic  event,  the  Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs
         will operate special callsign  VD1M on 1-31 December.  QSL via Club
         Log's OQRS, or direct to VO1IDX.
W      - This year marks the 100th anniversary of the historic Transatlantic
         Tests of December 1921, when the ARRL's representative Paul Godley,
         2ZE  set up his listening station in  Ardrossan (Scotland)  and re-
         the signals of more than two dozen  US amateur radio stations,  the
         first from 1BCG in Connecticut. During the UTC night between 11 and
         12 December those transmissions will be recreated by W2AN/1BCG from
         the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut, using a
         replica transmitter constructed by volunteers at the  Antique Wire-
         less Association. Transmissions will start on +/- 1820 kHz CW at 23
         UTC, then every 15 minutes  until 03.45 UTC on 12 December.  Trans-
         missions  from W2AN/1BCG  will be  one-way,  just like the original
         Transatlantic Tests.  You can get  a SWL certificate  by sending  a
         copy  of the  transmitted message to [email protected].  See
         http://1BCG.org for more information.
YB     - YB7NUS/p, YB7KE/p and YD7MHZ/p will be active from Laut Island (OC-
         166) on 4-5 December.  They will operate SSB, CW and FT8  on the HF
         bands. QSL via EA5GL. [TNX DX World]
Z2     - DJ6TF  and  DL7BO  have had  to  postpone  their  December trip  to
         Zimbabwe [425DXN 1595], and now plan to be active as  Z21A and Z22O
         on 3-20 February.  They will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 160-10
         metres. QSL both calls via DJ6TF.

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

Access to the main functions of www.425dxn.org is provided by the 425DXN App
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160-METER TRANSATLANTIC CENTENARY QSO PARTY ---> Organized by  the ARRL  and
the RSGB, this operating event will take place on  12 December,  from 2 to 8
UTC (six hours).  The event  coincides with the  100th  anniversary  of  the
successful second  Transatlantic Test.  Stations participating  will operate
only CW, trying to contact the two official callsign activations:  W1AW from
Newington (Connecticut) and GB2ZE from Scotland. The GMDX Group will award a
quaich  -  a traditional Scottish drinking cup representing friendship -  to
the  first stations in  North America and the UK  to complete contacts  with
both W1AW and GB2ZE during the QSO Party.  A commemorative certificate  will
be available for download.  Log submissions  will not  be required,  as  the
official logs from W1AW and GB2ZE will be used to determine the winners  and
for certificates.  For more details,  see  http://www.arrl.org/transatlantic
and https://rsgb.org/main/activity/transatl ... qso-party/.

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The  Fall 2021 issue (#134)  of the  International DX
Association's Newsletter is now available for download on the INDEXA website
(https://indexa.org/newsletters.html).  It contains a  special article  from
Yuris Petersons, YL2GM  on the recent  3DA0WW DXpedition to  the Kingdom  of
Eswatini, a "Director in the Spotlight" with  Adrian Ciuperca (KO8SCA) , and
the latest news of the November 2022 3Y0J Bouvet DXpedition.

QSL S01WS & S0S ---> The QSL manager is EA2JG, who accepts only requests for
direct cards made through Club Log's OQRS.  Neither traditional direct cards
(i.e. by postal mail)  nor  bureau cards  will be accepted.  "If it is  your
wish", however,  "we will upload the data  to LoTW"  once the OQRS  has been
used. See the Radio Club Saharaui's website: https://saharadx.jimdofree.com/

YOTA MONTH --- > The Youngsters On The Air group is active again during  the
Entire  month of December  to show the amateur radio hobby to youth  and  to
encourage  youngsters  to be active on the  ham radio  waves.  Participating
stations include  3V8CB/YOTA (Tunisia), 5B4YOTA (Cyprus), 6V1YOTA (Senegal),
7X2YOTA and 7X3YOTA  (Algeria),  8C2YOTA (Indonesia),  9A0YOTA and  9A21YOTA
(Croatia),  9K9YOTA (Kuwait),  A71YOTA (Qatar), A91YOTA (Bahrain),  AP21YOTA
(Pakistan),  AT2YOA (India),  CO0YOTA (Cuba),  CQ7YOTA  (Portugal),  DC0YOTA
(Germany), E71YOTA (Bosnia Hercegovina), EF4YOTA (Spain), EI0YOTA (Ireland),
EM6YOTA  (Ukraine),  ES9YOTA  (Estonia),  GB21YOTA  (England),  HA6YOTA  and
HG0YOTA (Hungary),  HF0YOTA, SN0YOTA and SQ9YOTA (Poland),  HL0YOTA (Korea),
HZ1YOTA (Saudi Arabia),  II3YOTA and II6YOTA (Italy),  K8Y, K8O, K8T and K8A
(USA),  LR1YOTA (Argentina),  OA0YOTA  (Peru),  OD5YOTA  (Lebanon),  OE0YOTA
(Austria),   OF2YOTA  and  OH2YOTA  (Finland),   OL21YOTA  (Czech Republic),
OM21YOTA (Slovakia),  PA6YOTA  and PD6YOTA (Netherlands),  R21YOTA (Russia),
SH9YOTA and SK8YOTA (Sweden), TC21YOTA (Turkey), TF3YOTA (Iceland), TM21YOTA
(France),  V55YOTA (Namibia),  YI0YOTA (Iraq),  YO0YOTA (Romania),  YT21YOTA
(Serbia),  Z30YOTA  and  Z39YOTA (North Macedonia),  ZS9YOTA (South Africa).
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/.

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

===================================================================
CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3B8/KX7M    F5CWU       FM5FJ       KU9C        PA375KL     PC2F
3B8HA       M0OXO       FS/KC9FFV   IZ1MHY      PA5150EVH   PF1SCT
3B8M        M0OXO       G9W         M0DXR       PI4COM      PA1AW
3E200P      HP2NG       GI5I        GI4DOH      PJ2T        W3HNK
3F200NG     HP2NG       HB1BCG      HB9ACA      PJ4/KU8E    K4BAI
3V8SS       LX1NO       HC1BI       NE8Z        PJ4A        K4BAI
4J880NZ     4J7WMF      HC1KX       EA5GL       PJ7/G4JEC   N0UK
4L1AN       N4GNR       HC1M        EC5R        PJ7/UR5BCP  KD7WPJ
4U9A        9A2AA       HC1MD/2     K8LJG       PR5B        6K5YPD
5B4AJC      UA3DX       HC2AO       RC5A        PS2T        K3IRV
5R8AL       G3SWH       HC3RJ       EC5R        PW7B        PR7AB
5W1SA       JA1DXA      HC5EG       EA5GL       PZ5CO       UA2FM
5X4E        IQ3CO    HC6IM       EC5R        R1941MB     R2DX
5X4E        IZ3ZLG [d]  HF74QMP     SP9PRO      R800VAN     RK3VWA
5Z4VJ       M0URX       HG3N        HA3LN       SK3W        SM5CCT
6Y5HM       EA5GL       HG7T        HA7TM       SM2U        SM0CXU
8J1RL       8J1RL    HI3AA       EB7DX       SO4M        SP4MPG
8J1RL       JG2MLI [d]  HI3Y        EB7DX       SO4R        SP4PND
8P6RY       KU9C        HI8K        EB7DX       SV2RSG/A    SV1RP
8Q7JT       WV6E        HK1MW       N2OO        SX1T        SV1ENG
9A64AA      9A2AA       HP3SS       AC2OV       TC0F        TA2BN
9G5FI       DL1RTL      HQ9X        KQ1F        TF3XO       EA5GL
9K2OW       EC6DX       HS0ZLN      HB9BXQ      TG9AOR      EC6DX
9K9UAE      EC6DX       HZ1UAE      HZ1SAR      TI7W        M0URX
9X4X        4Z5FI       IB3ABM      IU3EDK      TK0C        S50C
A62A        EA7FTR      IB3N        IV3SKB      TM100ORP    F8KHW
A650ND      EA7FTR      IB8A        I8QLS       TM4K        F4EGZ
A91UAE      EC6DX       II1DCC      IK1RAE      TM57STN     F11734
A950ND      EC6DX       II3VE       IQ3VE       TM5DX       F4HAU
AL1G        W2GR        IO0A        IK0XBX      TM6X        F5VHY
AM500ESP    EA7URF      IR4M        I4IFL       TM8AB       F4KJQ
AT7SJ       VU3NPI      J42CPMV     SV2HXV      TO7A        UT5UGR
AU2JCB      VU2DSI      JW7QIA      LA7QIA      TO9W        W9ILY
B7P         BA4EG       JY5MM       IK2DUW      UN4Q        UN2G
C4W         5B4WN       KC4USV      K7MT        UN9L        LZ1YE
C56XA       G3SWH       KL2R        EA5GL       UP0L        DL8KAC
C6AGU       HA7RY       KP2B        EB7DX       UP4L        UN7LZ
C6AQQ       EA5GL       L55DZV      LU7DZV      V26K        AA3B
CB3R        XQ3SK       LX5MF       LX1KQ       V31HT       G4LHT
CF3A        VE3AT       LX7I        LX2A        V48A        WX4G
CO5WE       RW6HS       LZ01MLN     LZ1PM       V73NS       W3HNK
CO8LY       CT1FMX      LZ14MP      LZ1KCP      VK6T        EA7FTR
CQ3J        CT3MD       LZ30AM      LZ1ZF       VX3INSULIN  VE3NOO
CR2X        OH2BH       LZ70HSC     LZ2JE       VY2ZM       EA7HBC
CR3DX       OM2VL       M0X         M0RTI       XR3W        XQ4CW
CR3W        DL5AXX      MJ5A        G3TXF       XV9NPS      JA2NPS 
CR5O        CT7AJL      NP2X        KU9C        XV9NPS      JA2ODB [d]
CS2C        OK1RF       NP4A        W3HNK       YC1SDL      EA5ZD
CT9ABN      OM2VL       NP4Z        N4AO        YQ0U        YO5BFJ
CT9ABP      OM3BH       OC200U      OA4O        YR8D        YO8KRR
CT9ABV      DL5AXX      OE5TXF      G3TXF       ZF1A        K7ZO
CX2BR       EA5GL       OF9W        OH5BQ       ZF2DJ       WD6T
CX9AU       EA5GL       OH0TA       OH2TA       ZF2MZ       DG1CMZ 
DF0HQ       DL5AXX      OH2R        OH2BH       ZF2MZ       NT6V   [d]
DU1IST      JA1HGY      OL0W        OK1DSZ      ZF2RN       KI6RRN
EA6FO       EA3AIR      OL3Z        OK1HMP      ZF2WF       W9KKN
EA8RM       EB7DX       OL700SM     OK2UHP      ZL25NZ      ZL3CW
EH2EUS      EA2TP       OR3A        ON6CC       ZM1A        ZL3CW
EH5MM       EA5GVZ      OS8ON       ON8ON       ZP5AA       ZP5DBC
EL2DT       N2OO        OY1OF       M0URX       ZP5KO       PY4KL
EN95WLKK    SP8AUP      OZ5E        OZ1ACB      ZP6/N3BNA   KA2AEV
EO50FF      UX0FF       P44W        N2MM        ZS6CCY      K3IRV
EY8MM       W0VTT       PA21SANTA   PA1AW       ZZ1M        PY1SAD

6Y6Y      Lester B. Veenstra, 452 Stable Lane, Keyser WV 26726, USA
9J2MYT    Giorgio Laconi, Via Perine 4, 31020 Villorba TV, Italy
9M2A      PO Box 00002, Pejabat Pos Kajang, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
9M2TO     Tex Izumo, 827 Nakanojo, Ueda-shi, Nagano, 386-0034, Japan
CR6K      Filipe Monteiro Lopes, Rua Manuel Jose da Silva 184, Espinheira,
          3720-537 Sao Martinho da Gandara, Portugal
CT9ABO    Jozef Lang, Obrancov Mieru 344, 059 34 Spisska Teplica,
          Slovak Republic
E7DX      Emir Memic, Kohlergasse 12/3, 1180 Wien, Austria
ED1R      Jesus Maria Gimare Marquez, C/ Jacinto del Barrio 2, 05358
          Papatrigo (Avila), Spain
ED7O      Pedro L. Alvarez, Apartado Postal 306, 23700 Linares (Jaen), Spain
EE5H      Adolfo Jose Dorta Luis, Calle Santa Teresa 7-19, 46530 Puzol
          (Valencia), Spain
FJ/KP4DO  Dario A. Ochoa, Calle Lerna 2123, Urb Alto Apolo, Guaynabo
          PR 00969, USA
FR4KR     Francois Barbier, 5 bis La Marrerie, 50500 St Andre de Bohon,
          France
FR8TZ     Fabrice Brassier, 10 rue de Chanlat, 63190 Moissat, France
FY5KE     Jacques Mazzoni, 678 route de l'Egalite, 74290 Talloires Montmin,
          France
GU4CHY    Dick Allisette, Lilyvale House, Rue Des Houmets, Castel, Guernsey,
          GY5 7XZ, United Kingdom
HG0IDPD   Viczian Laszlo, Budapest, Duranci utca 5, 1116, Hungary
HI7/DL2SBY Kasimir Bastian, Grunaeckerstr. 39, 71069 Sindelfingen, Germany
KH6LC     Tom Thomas, 1149 Gentle Dr. Corona, CA 92880, USA
NH2DX     Joel E. Chalmers, 279 Gardenia Ave, Mangilao GU 96913, USA
OE50ADXB  ADXB, c/o Musisches Zentrum, Zeltgasse 7, 1080 Wien, Austria
PT4A      Alex Sandro Sousa Alfenas, Rua Dona Osmira Muniz 500, Caratinga-MG
          35300-138, Brazil
PX5M      Rodrigo Goncalves, Rua Alfonso Nicolao Bornhofen 163, Blumenau-SC
          89032-452, Brazil
SV1RP     George K. Vlachopoulos, Panselinou 26, 111 41 Athens, Greece
V3X       Bill Kollenbaum, 2446 Belleair Rd, Clearwater FL 33764, USA
VD1M      Chris Hillier, 29 Round Pond Road, Portugal Cove NL A1M 2Z4,
          Canada
XE2I      J. Felix Nunez Enciso, Revolucion de 1910 No. 3080, Col. Pueblo
          Nuevo, 23060 La Paz BCS, Mexico
XE2X      Jorge F. Rios Alvarado, 116 E Coma Ave, PMB #426, Hidalgo TX 78557
          USA
Z64EEF    Fehmi Bojniku, 22 Kruja, Prishtina 10000, Kosovo
Z81S      Antonello Scauso, Via Tenente Minniti 105, 98057 Milazzo ME, Italy
ZM1M      Gavin Williams, 100 Draffin Road, RD9, Whangarei 0179, New Zealand
ZM4T      Holger Hannemann, 262 Waimarama Heights, RD12, Havelock North 4294
          New Zealand

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