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8 January 2022                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1601 

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S *** 
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  **** 
                          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. 

3B8    - Ray, HB9DNG/F5UKV is moving to  Mauritius Island (AF-049)  and will 
         be QRV as 3B8HH starting around 20 January. Activity will be on 80- 
         2 meters (possibly 160m) using CW and some SSB. When the station is 
         completely installed,  he will operate also some PSK and RTTY.  QSL 
         via 3B8HH, direct or bureau;  he will upload  his log to  Club Log. 
         [TNX The Daily DX] 
5Z     - If the  Covid situation permits,  Ferdy, HB9DSP  will be active  as 
         5Z4/HB9DSP from  Malindi, Kenya on  12-27 January.  He will operate 
         SSB and  some FT8 on  20, 15 and 10 metres.  QSL via LoTW  and home 
         call (bureau preferred). [TNX DX World] 
BY     - Look for B4/BG2CNO to be QRV from Lingshan Island (AS-150) on 13-15 
         January.  Three  operators  (Huaniu  Amateur Radio  Club's  members 
         BD3QC, BG2CNO and BI4MPY) will be active on 80, 40, 30, 20, 17  and 
         15 metres SSB, CW, FT8 with two stations. QSL via BI4MPY. 
FG     - Pascal F1MNQ, Pierre F1TCV,  Michel F5LRL, Didier F6BCW  and  Keith 
         VE7KW will be active as TO6S from Les Saintes (NA-114),  Guadeloupe 
         from  20 January to  1 February.  They plan  to use  Club Log  Live 
         Stream  ( https://clublog.org/livestream/TO6S),  and to operate  CW, 
         SSB, FT8/FT4 and RTTY on  160-6 metres with  two stations.  QSL via 
         F6KJS, direct or bureau. See https://les-saintes.f6kjs.fr/ for more 
FO/A   - Barring any more travel restrictions,  Jacek, SP5EAQ  should be QRV
         as  FO/SP5EAQ from  Rimatara Island (OC-050), Austral Islands on 2- 
         30 March. He will operate only SSB on 80-10m,  and will participate 
         in the  CQ WW WPX SSB Contest  as TX5AQ.  Updates will be posted to 
          http://australs.sp7dqr.pl/index.html  for updates.  QSLs via SP7DQR 
         direct or bureau  (OQRS on http://sp7dqr.pl/en/oqrs.php) and  LoTW; 
         the logs will be uploaded also to Club Log. 
FO/A   - "Hoping that Covid  doesn't interfere with the project",  a team of 
         seven experienced operators  (Heye DJ9RR,  Doris K0BEE,  Gene K5GS, 
         Walt N6XG, Melanie N7BX, Rob N7QT  and Steve W1SRD)  will be active 
         as TX5N from  Raivavae (OC-114),  Austral Islands  on  16-28 April. 
         They plan to operate  CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on  160-10 metres  (60m 
         included). QSL via M0URX's OQRS; see https://tx5n.net  for more in- 
         formation and QSLling policy. [TNX K5GS] 
FS     - Jeff, VA3QSL will be active holiday style as  FS/VA3QSL  from Saint 
         Martin (NA-105) on 6-22 February. He will operate CW, SSB and digi- 
         tal modes on 40-6 metres. QSL via home call (direct or bureau)  and 
G      - The Medway Amateur Receiving and Transmitting Society is  operating 
         special callsign  GB6NU  until  27 January  in remembrance  of  its 
         founder, William "Bill" Edgar Nutton G6NU  (1 January 1894-22 Janu- 
         ary 1982), during the society's centenary year. QSL via eQSL. 
GM     - Special event station  GB2KW is active  until 28 January  from near 
         Inverness,  Scotland  using  vintage equipment  manufactured  by KW 
         Electronics Ltd during the 1960s and 1970s.  Logsearch  on Club Log 
         and  QSL via LoTW only.  Also active from England,  especially over 
         the "KW Weekend" (8-9 January),  are expected to be  GB5KW, GB5KWD, 
         GB8KW and possibly others. 
HS     - Champ, E21EIC and others  (E20NKB, E24OYI, E25KAE, E25OKO,  E29TGW, 
         HS0ZET, HS2QJJ, HS2UPR and HS6SSE) will be active as  E20AX/p  from 
         Koh Samet (AS-107) on  8-10 January.  They plan to operate  SSB, CW 
         and FT8 on  40-10 metres  (also 80m, if space permits)  with two or 
         three stations. QSL via LoTW and E21EIC (all QSOs will be confirmed 
         automatically via the bureau); logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. 
JW     - Erik ON4ANN, Max ON5UR and other thirteen operators (Jelmers DJ5MO, 
         Willy ON2BDJ,  Carlo ON4BR,  Cedric ON4CKM,  Patrick ON4DCU,  Andre 
         ON4DTO,  Erik ON4EC, Marc ON4MA,  Pascal ON5RA, Marc ON6CC,  Franky 
         ON7RU, Marc ON8AK and Francis ON8AZ)  will be active as  JW0X  from 
         Svalbard (EU-026) on 19-26 April.  They will operate  CW, SSB, RTTY 
         and FT8 on 160-6 metres  with  five stations  from  three different 
         locations in Longyearbyen.  The DXpedition  will include  the first 
         ever  QO-100 satellite  operation from Svalbard  - look for ON4CKM, 
         ON4DCU and ON5UR to be active as JW100QO  from Kapp Linne on  22-24 
         April. See http://www.dx-adventure.com/en/home-eng/ for more infor- 
         mation.  QSLs via  M0URX's OQRS  ( https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/)  for 
         direct and bureau cards;  the full logs  will be uploaded  to  LoTW 
         after six months. 
LZ     - Once again Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) will use twelve special 
         callsigns  throughout  2022  to honour  as many different  Orthodox 
         saints:  LZ290WA  (January),  LZ251MA (February),  LZ475GJ (March), 
         LZ303AT (April),  LZ330AL (May),  LZ444KA (June),  LZ540DS  (July), 
         LZ258ML (August),  LZ31ZE (September),  LZ457PP (October),  LZ407IZ 
         (November) and LZ634SM (December).  QSL via the bureau or direct to 
         P.O. Box 36,  4300 Karlovo,  Bulgaria.  Details on the  "All Saints 
         2022"" award can be found at http://www.lz1kcp.com/. 
P4     - Mathias, DL4MM will be active as  P4/DL4MM (CW and SSB)  and  P40AA 
         (FT8) from Aruba  (SA-036) from  23 January to 1 February.  He will 
         concentrate on the low and WARC bands,  and will participate in the 
         CQ WW 160-Meter CW Contest (28-30 January) as P40AA. QSLs via LoTW, 
         Club Log's OQRS, or via DL4MM. [TNX NG3K] 
PY     - The ZY6A operation from Ilha dos Frades (SA-023) [425DXN 1599]  has 
         been rescheduled for earlier,  and is now expected to take place on
         13-16 January.  Rafael, PP2OK will operate SSB  (7160, 14260, 21260 
         and 28460 kHz),  and  Robson, PY6TV  will operate CW  (7040, 14040, 
         21040 and 28040 kHz). QSL direct to PY6TV; logsearch on Club Log. 
TA     - TC60TRAC is the special callsign for  the  Turkiye Radyo Amatorleri 
         Cemiyeti (the Turkish Amateur Radio Association,  the national IARU 
         member society) to celebrate its 60th anniversary during 2022.  QSL 
         via the bureau. 
VU     - Pedro, EA5GL is the  new QSL manager for AU2GSI,  the special call- 
         sign that members of the West Bengal Radio Club will be using some- 
         time between 9 and 16 January  from  Sagar Island (AS-153)  [425DXN 
         1600].  Expect some  sporadic activity on 40, 20 and 15 metres,  as 
         their  main purpose will be  to provide assistance  to the pilgrims 
         attending the annual Ganga Sagar Mela. 
YB     - Look for Agus, YB1TDL/4 and  Budi, YC1RQZ/4 to be QRV  from  Rakata 
         Island (OC-262) on 15-20 January.  They will operate SSB and FT8 on 
         40, 20, 15 and 10 metres.  QSLs direct to HA3JB,  whose OQRS can be 
         found on http://www.ha3jb.com/oqrs.html. 

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

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

9N7AA --- > "The Ultra Beam/WIMO 2el Yagi (40-6m) is now installed on top of 
the new residence and it 'sits' at around 23m,  with a clear shot in all di- 
rections", Robert, 9N7AA  announced on 1 January.  "It is currently fixed to 
EU and East Coast USA, with an instant 180-degree switch, still waiting  for 
the rotator to arrive.  Finally, some good news  on my shipment from T6.  It 
seems that nine boxes  with all kinds of  radio gear  will be leaving  Kabul 
this week", and  hopefully the station  should be completely set up by  mid- 
January. Robert has also  "made some arrangements with my neighbors for  80- 
160 sloper installation. Hope to be able to activate  low bands sometime  in 
February,  after returning from  short holidays in S5".  QSL via LoTW,  Club 
Log's OQRS (to be enabled soon), or direct only to S57DX. 

KH1, KH3, KH5, KH9 ---> The National Oceanic and  Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA) and the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)  have announced their 
intention to prepare a Monument Management Plan  for the  Pacific Remote Is- 
lands Marine National Monument,  and are seeking comments and input  [425DXN 
1600].  The PRIMNM  includes the  current  DXCC Entities of  Baker & Howland 
(KH1), Johnston (KH3), Palmyra & Jarvis (KH5) and  Wake (KH9).  The Interna- 
tional DX Association (INDEXA)  is closely following  the status  of the new 
Management Plan and has submitted comments on behalf of its nearly 1000 mem- 
bers requesting  amateur radio be included  in the  new Plan.  All submitted 
comments are a matter of public record and can be found and read here: 
https://www.regulations.gov/document/NO ... 01/comment 

MOST WANTED LIST ---> Club Log's latest  Most Wanted List,  generated  on  3 
January, can be found at https://clublog.org/mostwanted.php. The information 
is derived from QSOs uploaded to Club Log (currently 813 million log entries 
are available for analysis)  and,  to improve quality, only QSOs  that  have 
QSLs confirmed  are considered  to be worked.  The  most wanted  charts  are 
rebuilt once per month, on average. The top 20 Entities are: 
1.   P5     DPRK (North Korea)       11.  FT/G   Glorioso Islands 
2.   3Y/B   Bouvet Island            12.  VK0M   Macquarie Island 
3.   FT5/W  Crozet Islands           13.  YV0    Aves Island 
4.   BS7H   Scarborough Reef         14.  KH4    Midway Island 
5.   CE0X   San Felix & San Ambrosio 15.  ZS8    Prince Edward & Marion Isls 
6.   BV9P   Pratas Island            16.  PY0S   St Peter and St Paul Rocks 
7.   KH7K   Kure Island              17.  PY0T   Trindade & Martim Vaz Isls 
8.   KH3    Johnston Island          18.  KP5    Desecheo Island 
9.   3Y/P   Peter I Island           19.  VP8S   South Sandwich Islands 
10.  FT5/X  Kerguelen Islands        20.  KH5    Palmyra & Jarvis Islands 

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's 
website has been updated.  Sixteen different galleries include  19,527 cards 
for the  ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2012-21), the  62  deleted  DXCC 
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962, 
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations  commemorating 
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases 
and TAAF (Terres  Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French 
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas 
(from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945  countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus 
a gallery for cards not accepted  by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged: 
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA]. 

QSL MM0EAX ---> Charles, M0OXO is the new QSL manager for  Dave, MM0EAX from 
the Orkney Islands (EU-009).  The full log has been uploaded to M0OXO's OQRS 
( https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/)  for direct or bureau card requests .  Dave is 
also a keen supporter of LoTW. 

QSL XF1C ---> Continuing his project  to recover logs from past expeditions, 
Pedro, EA5GL  has picked up the  direct and bureau QSLing  for the  November 
2011 XF1C DXpedition to Isla Coronado (NA-165).  See http://qrz.com/db/ea5gl 
for information. 

VE3LYC'S IOTA BOOK ---> "Dream Big  and  Dare to Fail",  Cezar Trifu's  book 
(240 pages,  full color,  with 516 illustrations)  about his IOTA adventures 
[425DXN 1599], is now available for order: http://ve3lyc-book.weebly.com. 

WSJT-X 2.5.4 ---> The  WSJT  Development  Group  has announced  the  General 
Availability release of  WSJT-X Version 2.5.4,  a bug-fix release correcting 
a couple of flaws detected since the 2.5.3 GA. The links to the installation 
packages for  Windows, Linux  and  Macintosh macOS  can be found as usual on 
https://physics.princeton.edu//pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html.  Also, the core  WSJT 
Development Group welcomes  two new members  (Chet Fennell, KG4IYS  and  Uwe 
Risse, DG2YCB) who bring  "important skills and  experience  to the project, 
after the loss of Bill Somerville, G4WJS". 

YB1TDL/8 ---> Agus, YB1TDL operated as  YB1TDL/8  from  Karakelong  (OC-209) 
during the month of December 2021.  Please note that  "his FT8 activity  be- 
tween 21 and 27  December  was  carried out remotely",  Cezar, VE3LYC  (IOTA 
Operations Manager)  says,  "as he operated his station  on the island  from 
Manado,  on Sulawesi (OC-146).  Agus was not aware  at the time  of the IOTA 
rules regarding  remote operation.  During that time he made about  60 QSOs, 
which unfortunately cannot be used toward either OC-146 or 209 credits". 

+ SILENT KEY + A prominent figure  in the French amateur radio world,  Paul- 
Joel Herbet, F2YT passed away on 31 December aged 77. 


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8FP, 3D2AG,  3DA0WW, 3G1B, 3W1T, 
4O3A, 5T5PA, 5W1SA, 5Z4VJ, 7Q7CT, 7X2HF, 8P5A, 9G5FI, 9N1DX,  A44M (AS-014), 
B1Z, BD7OB,  CB0ZZ, CM2RSV, CR3DX, CR6T,  D60AC, D60AD, DT8A, E51WL,  EA6BH, 
J5T (AF-020), JD1BHA,  KL7RRC (NA-039), LG5LG,  LX9DX, OX7AKT, OX7AM,  P33W, 
TM2N (EU-064), TZ4AM, UA1ATD/p, UK7AL,  V31MA, V31XX, V3X, VE2PEACE,  VP5MA, 


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