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11 December 2021                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1597 

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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. 

6W     - 6W1TG is the  permanent callsign  issued to  Dani, EA4ATI,  who has 
         been in Senegal since July [425DXN 1575]. He operates mainly SSB on 
         80-10 metres. QSL via EA4R (direct or bureau) and LoTW. [TNX EA4R] 
7P     - Chris, ZS1CDG plans to be active again as  7P8GOZ  from Lesotho  on 
         20-26 December. He will operate holiday style on  40, 20, 15 and 10 
         metres FT8. QSL via LoTW or home call. [TNX DX World] 
FT/X   - Arthur Perrin, FT4XW is an electronic engineer currently  stationed 
         at Port-aux-Francais, Kerguelen Islands, until December 2022.  "I'm 
         a total newbie at ham radio", he says, and "I do not know if I will 
         succeed  to establish  radio  contacts,  but I remain  optimistic". 
         Thierry, F6CUK is in touch with him,  and confirms he is  "100% le- 
         gitimate" but "not QRV yet (too busy for work)". Arthur is equipped 
         to run  20 watts  to a  vertical antenna.  QSL via F6EXV,  and LoTW 
         after six months. 
GM     - The Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has been asked by the 
         organizers of the celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary 
         of the reception of the first transmission by amateur radio  across 
         the Atlantic to operate a station adjacent to the site of the orig- 
         inal experiment at Ardrossan (Scotland).  Look for GS2ZE  to be QRV 
         on 11-12 December,  from 12 UTC to 12 UTC (24 hours),  using CW and 
         SSB. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. 
HS     - Brad, VK2BY will be active again as  HS0ZNR from the  Nam Yuen dis- 
         trict in northeastern Thailand between  12 December and 21 January. 
         QSL direct to VK2BY and LoTW. 
JA     - JI3DST/6, JJ5RBH/6 and JS6RRR/6  will be active from  Tanega Island 
         (AS-032) from 25 December to 10 January. Look for activity on 80-6m 
         CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX DX 
         World] 
PA     - PG44FF is the special callsign that Lars, PH0NO will use to promote 
         the Flora & Fauna Netherlands Programme ( http://www.pa-ff.nl/)  be- 
         tween late 2021 and early 2022. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. 
TZ     - Ulmar, DK1CE has extended his stay in Mali  [425DXN 1592],  and now 
         expects to be  QRV as TZ1CE  until 15 December.  QSL via DK1CE  and 
         logsearch  on  Club Log  ("the FT8 log will be updated  daily",  he 
         says, while the  "CW/SSB  log will only  be available  on  Club Log 
         after the end of my operations in Mali"). 
UA     - Yaroslav R1BET, Yulia R1CBL  and  Mikhail R1MJ will be active  from 
         Peredovik (Esisaari) Island (EU-117) on  11-12 December.  Bands and 
         modes will depend on local conditions,  and will be decided when on 
         the island. 
UN     - Celebrating the  30th anniversary  of the  Republic of Kazakhstan's 
         independence  (16 December 1991),  special  event stations  UN30RK, 
         UO30RK, UP30RK and UQ30RK will be active on 11-19 December. QSL via 
         LoTW, paper cards will not be available. 
V4     - Victor, WB0AA will be active as V4/WB0AA from St. Kitts (NA-104) on 
         22-30 December.  He will operate CW and SSB on  160-10 metres.  QSL 
         via home call and possibly LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX] 
XE     - Zalo, XE3N will be active as 4C10M on 10 metres for 10 days  (10-20 
         December), including an entry in the ARRL 10-Meter Contest. QSL via 
         LoTW. 

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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 
for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy! 

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  November 2021 issue is available for download 
at https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA] 

COMOROS 2022: POSTPONED ---> Due  to the  current pandemic situation,  "it's 
safer for the team not to travel now", Jean-Luc, F1ULQ reports. Consequently 
the January 2022  operation organized  by the Radio Club de Provins  [425DXN 
1589] has been postponed to a later date TBA, "when all gets again quieter". 

CROZET 2022-23 ---> Thierry, F6CUK  has been granted  permission  to be  QRV 
from the  #3 Most Wanted DXCC Entity for three months  (mid-December 2022 to 
mid-March 2023)  [425DXN 1592].  The official website for this operation  is 
now online: http://crozet2022.fr (some pages are still incomplete,  but will 
be updated soon). 

QSL DX0K ---> Pedro, EA5GL has picked up the QSLing for the  DX0K  operation 
from  Pag-asa in the Spratly Islands, AS-051 (2 February-12 April 2005). See 
https://www.qrz.com/db/EA5GL for instructions.

QSL VIA E73Y ---> After the sudden passing of  Robert, E77E in June  [425DXN 
1571], the  QSL management for  E76C, E77DX and E7DX  has been taken over by 
Boris, E73Y.  Given that those  three  logs are  regularly uploaded to LoTW, 
Boris will accept only  direct  QSL requests  received by  post mail  (Boris 
Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) or Club Log's 
OQRS. 

QSO TODAY VIRTUAL HAM EXPO ---> The  fourth  Virtual Ham Expo  organized  by 
"QSO Today" will be held on  12-13 March  on a live virtual reality platform 
that simulates a full convention experience.  It is now calling for interna- 
tional presentations and  speakers  on any amateur radio topic that would be 
of  interest  to  other  hams.  Very  detailed information  can be found  on 
https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/speakercall.html. [TNX 4Z1UG] 

S21DX ---> The operation started on  40 metres FT8 (F/H mode)  on 9 December 
at 18 UTC.  In accordance with the  operating permission granted  by the li- 
cencing authority, the activity is taking place from  Char Kukri Mukri  (not 
Manpura), which is  also valid for  IOTA group AS-140.  Pictures and updates 
can be found on https://www.facebook.com/s21dx. QSL via EB7DX.

UNDELIVERABLE BUREAU CARDS --- > Tim, M0URX reports that some  bureau  pack- 
ages are returned to sender either as  "not collected"  (e.g. Argentina  and 
Cuba) or because of  "insufficient documentation"  (e.g. Brazil, Sweden  and 
Turkey) - read Tim's alarming post on https://www.m0urx.com/. 

+ SILENT KEY + Bill Somerville, G4WJS died suddenly and  unexpectedly  a few 
days ago. He was in his mid-60s. In 2013 he was the first to join  Joe, K1JT 
in forming a  core development group for  WSJT-X,  and has been closely  in- 
volved with the project ever since.  "Our free,  open-source software  could 
not have achieved its extensive  worldwide popularity  and  influence in ham 
radio without  Bill's essential contributions",  Joe says.  "In addition  to 
writing code  for  important  portions  of the Qt-based  user interface  for 
WSJT-X, Bill helped to bring the overall program structure more nearly up to 
professional standards.  Moreover,  he  devoted  countless hours  to program 
support, patiently answering user's questions on WSJT-related forums". 

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3W1T,  E51WL,  EP2LMA,  ER/UT5UDX, 
EY8/K4ZW,  FJ/W2RE,  IP1X (EU-083),  KL7RRC (NA-039),  OX7AKT, OX7AM , PY0F, 
S01WS, SU9VG,  SV2RSG/A, TZ4AM,  V3A, VE2PEACE, VP5MA,  XV1X, Z68XX,  ZA1ME, 
ZB2FK. 

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