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425 DX News #1603

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:41 am
by NP3N

22 January 2022                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1603 

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                         ****  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. 

3X     - Jean-Philippe, F1TMY has been QRV as  3X2021  from Guinea since  16 
         October 2021. He has announced ( that he 
         "will try to be active as 3X2021/p"  from the  Los Islands (AF-051) 
         during  this coming weekend  (22-23 January).  He plans  to operate 
         "mostly FT4". QSL via Club Log. 
8Q     - Henry, LU4DXU will be active as 8Q7AH from the Maldives (AS-013) on 
         8-15 February. He will operate SSB and FT8 on all bands. QSL direct 
         to LU4DXU. [TNX The Daily DX] 
D4     - Rob, DM4AO (ex DL7VOA) will be active as D44AO from  Sao Tiago (AF- 
         005), Cape Verde on 13-25 February.  He will operate  mainly CW  on 
         80-10 metres (maybe also 160m,  depending on available space)  dur- 
         ing the local evening and night hours,  and will participate in the 
         ARRL DX CW Contest (19-20 February).  QSL via DM4AO, direct or  bu- 
         reau; he does not use Club Log, LoTW or eQSL. 
EA     - URE San Fernando (EA7URF) is participating in the official celebra- 
         tions for  the 500th anniversary of  the first circumnavigation  of 
         the Earth [425DXN 1467]. The 9th in a series of AM500 special event 
         stations representing  a milestone of the voyage will be  AM500TOR, 
         to be active on 19-27 March  to memorialize  the longest  and  most 
         perilous stage of the return voyage ("tornaviaje") to Spain  of the 
         ship 'Victoria'  under the command of Juan Sebastian Elcano  - from 
         Timor to Cape Verde (7 February-9 July 1522).  QSL via EA7URF, LoTW 
         and eQSL. 
G      - Special event station GB4LWS will be active on  22-23 January  from 
         the Marconi Museum at Bass Point.  The suffix stands for  Guglielmo 
         Marconi's Lizard Wireless Station, the site of the first  over-the- 
         horizon wireless transmission (23 January 1901). QSL via eQSL only. 
         [TNX The Daily DX] 
HP     - Members of the Union Panamena de Radio Aficionados  (namely HP1EJC, 
         HP1JGG, HP1MRA, HP1PAR and HP8FOX) will be active as H94IE on vari- 
         ous bands and modes from  Isla Escudo de Veraguas  (NA-088) on  4-6 
         February. QSL via operators' instructions. 
HR     - John, AD8J  will be active again as  HR9/AD8J  from  Guanaja Island 
         (NA-057), Honduras on  12-26 February.  He will operate  CW and FT8 
         with some SSB on 80-10 metres,  and will participate in the ARRL DX 
         CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to AD8J. [TNX NG3K] 
I      - Special station II8CAP will be activated between  22 January and 30 
         June from the island of Procida (EU-031).  QSL via IC8ATA.  Procida 
         has been designated Italian Capital of Culture for 2022. 
J6     - Look for J68HZ  to be active  from  St. Lucia (NA-108)  on  various 
         bands and modes until 8 February, and again on 1-7 March (including 
         an entry  in the  ARRL DX SSB Contest).  QSL via LoTW  (preferred), 
         eQSL or direct only to K9HZ; the QSOs are also uploaded to Club Log 
         on a daily basis. [TNX The Daily DX] 
JW     - Rag, LB3RE will be active as JW/LB3RE from the JW5E club station in 
         Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 28-30 January.  He is a "100% CW 
         lover". QSL via home call. [TNX DX World] 
OX     - Alex, OZ7AM  and  Mikkel, OZ7AKT  will  be  back to  Kangerlussuaq, 
         Greenland (NA-018) on  17-22 February,  and be active as OX7AM  and 
         OX7AKT.  Alex will participate  in the ARRL DX CW Contest.  QSL for 
         both callsigns via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OZ1ACB. 
PA     - Wino, PA0ABM will be active as  PA75DXCC  from  3 February to 2 Au- 
         gust.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS , LoTW, eQSL, or via home call.  The 
         special callsign celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first post- 
         World War II list of DXCC members, published in the July 1947 issue 
         of QST. See 
PY0F   - Everton, PU2MEA  will be active as  PU2MEA/PY0F  from  Fernando  de 
         Noronha (SA-003)  on  21-26 January.  In  his spare  time  he  will 
         operate QRP on 28430 +/-10khz. QSL via LoTW, eQSL and Club Log. 
PZ     - Axel, DL6KVA will be active as PZ5KV from  Suriname on  1-10 Febru- 
         ary.  He will  operate CW only,  and  will participate  in the  FOC 
         Marathon.  QSL via  Club Log's OQRS  (preferred).  Held during  the 
         first week-end of February,  the FOC Marathon is the annual contest 
         of the First Class CW Operators' Club (  During 
         this  contest  (from 21 UTC on Friday  until 21 UTC on Sunday)  FOC 
         members will work FOC members, and would prefer not to be called by 
S2     - S21AM and S21RC are planning to be active again from either  AS-140 
         or AS-127 sometime in November.  The December 2021  S21DX operation 
         from Char Kukri Mukri (AS-140)  logged nearly  5,300 QSOs  with one 
         station;  plans for 2022  are to be QRV  with two stations,  better 
         antennas and hopefully a linear amplifier for SSB. More information 
         is expected in due course; bookmark for updates. 
W      - Bernie, W3UR  will be operating  N3ME,  the Glenwood DX Association 
         Club's callsign,  from  Okaloosa Island (NA-142) on  21-23 January. 
         Activity  will be on  20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m CW, SSB  and  possibly 
         FT8. QSL via W3UR. [TNX The Daily DX] 
W      - A team  from the  Englewood Amateur Radio Society, N4EAR  will take 
         part in the Winter Field Day (29-30 January)  from the  Boca Grande 
         Lighthouse on Gasparilla Island (NA-069)  They will operate SSB  on 
         40 and 20 metres approximately between 19.00-23.00 UTC on Saturday, 
         and 12.00-19.00 UTC on Sunday. QSL via LoTW. [TNX NG3K] 

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

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CQ WW 160-METER CW CONTEST ---> Object of the contest is for amateurs around 
the world  to  contact  other amateurs in  as  many  USA States  (CONUS plus 
District  of  Columbia),  Canadian  provinces,  and  countries  as  possible 
utilizing  the  160m band  (see for complete  rules). 
This year's  event will run on  28-30 January,  from 22:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC. 

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 PayPal account has been activated,  and 
those who want to support  the operation  will find the  direct link  on the 
website's home page: [TNX F6EXV] 

EURASIA HF CHAMPIONSHIP ---> The 3rd edition of the  Eurasia HF Championship 
will take place on  5 February  (6-18 UTC, CW and SSB on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 
and 10m). Complete details can be found on 

QSL XF1M ---> Pedro,  EA5GL  has picked up  the QSLing  for  the  XF1M  IOTA 
operation from  Isla Santa Margarita (NA-078,  November-December 2011).  See for instructions. 


QSLs received direct or  through managers: 4O7CC, A52CC, C6AGU, EP2C,  HD8R, 
J5HKT (AF-020),  J5T (AF-020),  OH0Z,  PI4COM,  PJ7/UR5BCP,  PZ2YT,  R207RRC 
(April 2020), S01WS, S9OK,  TL7M, TO7O,  TZ4AM, V85T,  VX31IGY, XV1X,  YQ6A, 


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