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18 December 2021                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1598 

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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. 

8Q     - Tom, OE1TRI will be active holiday style as 8Q7TR from the Maldives 
         (AS-013) from 28 December to 3 January. He will run 20 watts on 80, 
         40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB and FT8.  QSL via OE1TRI;  he does not 
         use Club Log or LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX] 
G      - During  the month of  December, the  Welland  Valley  Amateur Radio 
         Society will be running special callsigns  GB1XMS,  GB2XMS,  GB5XMS 
         and GB9XMS to celebrate Christmas and say farewell to 2021. QSL via 
         operator's instructions. 
GU     - Bob, GU4YOX will be operating MU5A for the  Stew Perry 160m Contest 
         on 18-19 December  ( https://www.kkn.net/stew/).  He will be using a 
         top loaded 160m vertical antenna especially installed for the  "Big 
         Stew". QSL via LoTW, paper QSL cards will not be available. 
HA     - Special callsign HA21XMAS is being activated on  14-26 December  on 
         various bands CW, SSB and digital modes.  QSL via LoTW and eQSL;  a 
         downloadable  certificate  for two QSOs on  two different modes  is 
         available on http://qrz.com/db/ha21xmas. 
HS     - Champ, E21EIC and others will be active as  E20AX/p  from Koh Chang 
         (AS-125) on 18-20 December. They plan to operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 
         80-10 metres (also 160 metres, if space permits)  with two or three 
         stations. QSL via LoTW and E21EIC (all QSOs will be confirmed auto- 
         matically via the bureau); logsearch on Club Log. 
OE     - The 12-31 December 4U1XMAS "Santa Claus HF Activity" from the Vien- 
         na International Centre [425DXN 1595] has been postponed to  Decem- 
         ber 2022 "due to the difficult situation with the COVID pandemic". 
ON     - Celebrating the  75th anniversary of  UBA  (Belgium's national IARU 
         society, established on 25 January 1947), 64 special event stations 
         scattered all over the country will be active from  1 January until 
         28 February:  ON75AAA, ON75ACC, ON75ALT, ON75ARA, ON75AST, ON75ATH, 
         ON75ATO,  ON75BDX, ON75BTS,  ON75BXE,  ON75CDZ,  ON75CLR,  ON75CRD, 
         ON75DIG,  ON75DST, ON75EKO,  ON75GBN,  ON75GBX,  ON75GDV,  ON75GNT, 
         ON75GTM,  ON75HCC, ON75IPR,  ON75KSD,  ON75KTK,  ON75LGE,  ON75LIR, 
         ON75LLV,  ON75LUS, ON75LVN,  ON75MCL,  ON75MLB,  ON75MWV,  ON75NBT, 
         ON75NNV,  ON75NOK, ON75NOL,  ON75ODE,  ON75ONZ,  ON75ORA,  ON75OSA, 
         ON75OSB,  ON75OST, ON75PHI,  ON75RAF,  ON75RAM,  ON75RAT,  ON75RCA, 
         ON75RCN,  ON75REM, ON75RST,  ON75RSX,  ON75SNW,  ON75TLS,  ON75TRA, 
         ON75TRC,  ON75TWS, ON75UBA , ON75WLD,  ON75WRA,  ON75WRC,  ON75WTO, 
         ON75YLC and ON75ZTM.  QSL via  Club Log's OQRS  (direct  or bureau; 
         requests must be sent within  31 March);  those who do not use Club 
         Log must go direct to ON9TT  (Marc Domen, Ferdinand Coosemansstraat 
         32, 2600 Antwerpen, Belgium),  or request bureau cards by email  to 
          [email protected]  ( [email protected] for SWLs).  Two series of  awards 
         will  be  available  for  download,  details  will be published  on 
          https://hamlog.online when the event starts. [TNX ON4CAS] 
PY     - Felipe, PU2OYT will be active as PU2OYT/p from Ilha do Algodao (SA- 
         029) on 23-24 December.  He will be QRV mostly on 10 metres SSB and 
         15 metres FT8. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World] 
TA     - Simon Luttrell (ex-XW0LP) expected  to temporarily relocate  to the 
         territory  of the  Turkish Republic of North Cyprus  [425DXN 1592], 
         but  "the licencing authorities in north Cyprus have failed  so far 
         to issue a licence (failed, not refused)".  So he has moved  to the 
         "sunny Turkish coast of Fethiye" instead,  where he will be QRV  as 
         TA4/G6JFY, while waiting for a TA callsign to be allocated. 
UA     - Special callsigns  R2022NY, R22HNY, RA22NY, RG22NY, RJ22NY, RK22NY, 
         RL22NY, RM22NY, RO22NY, RQ22NY,  RT22NY, RW22NY, RX22NY and  RY22NY 
         will be active from 25 December to 14 January for the  "Russian New 
         Year 2022" radio marathon organized for the sixth year in a row  by 
         the Miller DX Club. QSLs via RQ7L. A number of certificates will be 
         available, see https://hamlog.online/club/mdxc. 

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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! 

9N7AA ---> "We have now moved to the new residence  and a couple of vertical 
dipoles were strung from a  Spiderbeam pole on the upper terrace  of our top 
floor apartment",  Robert, 9N7AA  (S53R) posted  to his   qrz.com page  on 11 
December.  "I mostly run on 17m  as  other bands sound  rather empty.  A new 
antenna mast was manufactured locally and delivered today,  while the  Ultra 
Beam/WIMO 2el Yagi  (40-6m) is still  at the customs.  If all stars align, I 
will be able to install it  before the end of the year.  160/80 will have to 
wait for a while, though. I have an idea how to install quarter-wave slopers 
but this will need some negotiations  with the neighbors,  as the wires will 
go over  two adjacent  land plots.  Kathmandu is  veeery densely  populated. 
And, for those constantly asking: 60m band is not permitted in Nepal. 
Equipment  from my  previous operation  is still stuck in  Kabul  and we are 
trying hard to bring it  to Kathmandu.  As of very recently,  single-airline 
commercial flights have finally resumed to Dubai, so there is a  little tiny 
light  at the end of the tunnel".  QSL via LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS, or direct 
only to S57DX. 

QSL FG8OJ ---> Burt, FG8OJ has joined the M0OXO QSL Service from his home in 
Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe (NA-102), where he has been resident since 2012.  He 
has been in the hobby since 1990 and is very active on VHF/UHF  using satel- 
lite and Moon Bounce. New QSL cards are being printed, and the OQRS is open: 
https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/. 

QSL T6AA & T6A ---> Effective immediately,  Pedro, EA5GL has  picked up  the 
direct and bureau  QSLing for  Robert Kasca's operations  from  Afghanistan. 
Between  September 2019  and  July 2021,  Robert (S53R,  currently active as 
9N7AA from Nepal) was active as T6AA and T6A,  and made an overall total  of 
nearly  124,000 QSOs.  "I will still respond  to the  QSL requests  received 
directly or via PayPal for the period up to December 2021", he says. 

RAEM CONTEST ---> This year's  RAEM Contest  ( https://raem.srr.ru/)  will be 
held on  26 December, from 00.00 UTC  until 11.59 UTC, on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 
10 metres CW. Organized by the Russian Amateur Radio Union (SRR), the annual 
event memorializes  Ernst T. Krenkel (1903-1971), the legendary  Arctic  ex- 
plorer and radioman  (callsign RAEM)  on various polar stations  and on  the 
first drifting ice station North Pole-1. 

SV2RSG/A ---> Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG/A was active from 30 November to 3 Decem- 
ber, and has been QRV again since  14 December.  A pirate station  -  "whose 
signal", according to the Hellenic Radio Amateur Team, "comes from a specif- 
ic geographical area of Greece" - has been on the air too, causing much con- 
fusion.  The genuine SV2RSG/A is now posting the log to  Club Log  every two 
hours: check https://clublog.org/logsearch/SV2RSG/A  if you suspect you have 
worked a pirate. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to SV1RP. 

THE 2022 DX ULTRA-MARATHON ---> The True Blue DXers Club announces the  2022 
DX Ultra-Marathon,  a year-long operating event  to be run  from  1  January 
through 31 December 2022.  Intended to promote  everyday activity on  CW and 
SSB, this initiative's aim is to get people on the air  and  contact as many 
different stations  as possible,  on as many bands  as possible,  in as many 
DXCC Entities  and  WAZ Zones as possible  over the duration of a full year. 
Participation is open  to all amateurs:  see   https://www.tbdxc.net/marathon 
for detailed information. 

VP8/SQ1SGB ---> The  Falkland Islands Communications Regulator  has directed 
Seba, VP8/SQ1SGB to cease his  amateur radio operation from  Halley Research 
Station, Antarctica forthwith.  A formal complaint has been raised by Chris, 
VP8WOS and Alan, VP8PJ, acting on Seba's behalf. The details can be found on 
https://www.openfalklands.com/. 

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

=================================================================== 
CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER 
=================================================================== 
3B8CW       N4GNR       EO35UC      UR4UC       PJ4DX       M0URX 
3D2TS       M0OXO       EP2ABS      RW6HS       PJ7/NZ1C    EA5GL 
3DA0AQ      EA5GL       EP5CZD      RW6HS       PR2E        PY2AA 
3G3O        XQ3OP       FG4NO       EA5GL       PR5Y        PP5IP 
3V8SF       LX1NO       FG8OJ       M0OXO       PT1K        EA7FTR 
3W3B        E21EIC      FK8CE       N4GNR       PV2K        EA5GL 
3Z100ZOSP   SP9PSJ      FK8GU       EA5GL       R104FSB     RK9DR 
4C10M       EA5GL       FM1HM       ON6DP       R104KGB     R2AB 
4L1FL       EA7FTR      FM5BH       W3HNK       R1941OM     R5CA 
4L5P        UT7QF       FM8QR       F5EAN       R200NN      RC3M 
4L6QL       RW6HS       FR4PJ       EB7DX       R60ANT      RZ3EC 
4L8A        M0OXO       G6XX        M0OXO       RA60ANT     RZ3EC 
4U1UN       HB9BOU      GB2ZE       M0OXO       RC60ANT     RZ3EC 
4U1WB       KK4HD       GB5XMS      G4XEX       RG60ANT     RZ3EC 
4Y1A        UA3DX       GB60ANT     GM0GAV      RJ60AN      RZ3EC 
5T5PA       PA5X        GS2ZE       M0OXO       RK60ANT     RZ3EC 
5Z4PA       M0URX       HF50FGP     SP7FGP      RL60ANT     RZ3EC 
6W1TG       EA4R        HG100CF     HA1KSS      RN60ANT     RZ3EC 
7Z1VD       EA5GL       HG83BTND    HA5GY       RT60ANT     RZ3EC 
8P6ET       KU9C        HH2AA       EB7DX       RU60ANT     RZ3EC 
9A10FF      9A2MF       HI3K        EB7DX       RZ60ANT     RZ3EC 
9G1SD       AB0GC       HI3MRV      EA5GL       S21DX       EB7DX 
9J2BO       EA5GL       HI8S        EA5GL       SN10PMY     SP1PMY 
9J2BS       EA5GL       HP1KZ       EA7FTR      SN35KZE     SP1KZE 
9K2BS       EC6DX       HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       SP60ANT     SP3POB 
9K9BHR      9K2RA       HZ1BHR      HZ1SAR      SX200BXZ    SV2BXZ 
9K9QATAR    9K2RA       HZ1QATAR    HZ1SAR      SX200COL    SV9COL 
9N1CA       EA5ZD       II1RM       IQ1GE       SX200HXX    SV2HXX 
A43BHR      A47R S      II4DTH      IQ4FE       SX200JAO    SV2JAO 
A43QAT      A47RS       II6OANT     I1HYW       SX200ME     SV1ME 
A52CC       N4GNR       J79WTA      HB9MFM      SX200MNE    SV1MNE 
A60BHR/3    A61BK       KL7KY       S56ZZZ      SX200SQM    SV2SQM 
A60EXPO     EA7FTR      L77D        LU6DC       TI2VVV      EC6DX 
A60EXPO/2   EA7FTR      LO7H        EA7FTR      TM1B        F5TLN 
A71QND      A71A        LQ3D        EA7FTR      TM1TLT      F8KFP 
A721FAC     A71A        LS2D        EC6DX       TM4TLT      F4KIP 
AP2FLY      EA7FTR      LT6M        LU8MHL      TM57MC      F11734 
CB8E        CE8EIO      LV4V        LU4VZ       TM80BCRA    F5LHJ 
CN0S        CN8YZ       LX40DA      LX1DA       TZ4AM       W0SA 
CN8KD       EC5R        LY21XMAS    LY2QT       UE60ANT     RZ3EC 
CO2WP       NA7L        LZ95MA      LZ1ZF       V55Y        DK2WH 
CO2YQ       EC6DX       NP4EB       EA5GL       VE2CSI      M0URX 
CX1VH       EA7FTR      OA4SS       KB6J        VJ4K        N3SL 
CX2DK       EA5GL       OF9X        OH2BH       VJ4T        VK4QH 
DP0GVN      DL5EBE      OG60IPA     OH4MDY      VP8VK       GM3ITN 
DR60ANT     DL2VFR      OI3AX       OH2LGW      XT2AW       M0OXO 
EA8OM       DJ1OJ       OL50DJ      OK6DJ       YB7KE/p     EA5GL 
EA9KB       EA7FTR      OM700MHZ    OM2FY       YJ8RN       NZ4DX 
ED5GRT      EC5R        ON75AF      ON6KL       YS1RR       DJ9ZB 
EM7U        UR7UT       PF33MAX     PF1B        ZC4RH       G4WXJ 
EN10RKP     UV3RT       PJ2MAN      EC5AHA      ZP9MCE      EA5ZD 

4C2BC    Juan Tellez, 1112 2nd Ave, Chula Vista CA 91911, USA 
7S60BQ   Ewe Hakansson, Pilspetsvagen 4, SE-291 66 Kristianstad, Sweden 
7X4AN    Mohamed Boukhiar, Apartado Postal 30133, 08080 Barcelona, Spain 
EA5GL    Pedro Miguel Ronda Monsell, C/ Maximiliano Thous 16-24, 
         46009 Valencia, Spain 
EA7FTR   Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, 21110 Aljaraque (Huelva), 
         Spain 
EB7DX    David Lianez Fernandez, Apartado Postal 163, 21080 Huelva, Spain 
EC6DX    Jose A. Senent, Apartado Postal 85, 07730 Alaior (Illes Balears), 
         Spain 
FK8HM    Raymond Merle, Pavillon 1, Rue des Augeres, 77520 Donnemarie 
         Dontilly, France 
HS0ZNR   Bradley Devon, 8 Bruckner Place, Claremont Meadows, NSW 2747, 
         Australia 
KL7FBI   Fred R. Anderson, 918 Abeto St NE, Palm Bay FL 32905, USA 
M0OXO    Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG, 
         United Kingdom 
M0URX    Tim Beaumont, 83 Limbrick Avenue, Coventry, CV4 9EX, United Kingdom 
OH9SCL   Anssi Puuronen, Kemijoen Itapuolentie 1577, FI-97110 Rautiosaari, 
         Finland 
OX3XR    Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, The Netherlands 
PX2A     Carlos Adalberto Carareto, Estrada de Santo Amaro 201, Sao Paulo - 
         SP, 05544-000, Brazil 
PZ2YT    Yudel Torres, C Van Dalstraat 221, Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname 
SX200BOH Ilias Varuchakis, Amfipoleos 30, 544 54 Thessaloniki, Greece 
TM6M     Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent, 
         29830 Ploudalmezeau, France 

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