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5 February 2022                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1605

                         *** 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.

8Q     - Karel, OK2WM and Vlad, OK2WX will be active as 8Q7WM and 8Q7WX from
         the Maldives (AS-013) from 13 February to 8 March. They will be QRV
         only on 160, 80 and 40 metres, and will operate mainly CW.  QSL via
         home calls.
A6     - Celebrating Saudi Arabia's Founding Day, the Emirates Amateur Radio
         Society will operate special callsign  A60SFD  (QSL via EA7FTR)  on
         19-25 February.  Individual operators  will be using  suffix exten-
         Sions  (A60SFD/0, A60SFD/1, etc:  see https://www.qrz.com/db/a60sfd
         for the QSL routes).
A9     - Celebrating Bahrain Sports Day,  the  Bahrain Amateur Radio Society
         will operate special callsign A91SD on 3-9 February. QSL via EC6DX.
CO     - Once again special station T45FM will be QRV from the lighthouse at
         Punta Maya on 18-20 February  for the American Lighthouses Weekend.
         Eight  operators  (CO2ARY, CO2DSE, CO2KLY,  CO2ROD, CO5DOR,  CO5LB,
         CO5MK and CO5WE)  expect to be active on various bands,  mainly SSB
         and digital modes. QSL via RW6HS. [TNX RW6HS]
DL     - DL75RLP is the special callsign for members  of DARC's  Ortsverband
         Mainz (DL0MZ)  to  celebrate  the  75th anniversary  of the  German
         federal  state of  Rhineland-Palatinate  throughout 2022.  All QSOs
         will be confirmed  automatically  via the bureau  and LoTW;  direct
         cards can be requested via Club Log's OQRS.
EA     - URE San Fernando (EA7URF) will operate special callsign EG485FIM on
         19-20 and 26-27 February  to  mark  the  485th anniversary  of  the
         Spanish Naval Infantry (Fuerza de Infanteria de Marina).  Formed in
         1537, it is the oldest marine corps in existence in the world.  QSL
         via EA7URF, LoTW and eQSL.
FM     - Yuri, VE3DZ will be active from Martinique (NA-107) on 11-24 Febru-
         ary. He will be signing FM/VE3DZ on 11-18 February, and TO4A on 19-
         24 February (including  participation  in the  ARRL DX CW Contest).
         QSLs via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
HA     - The Szollosi Jozsef Radio Club (HA4KYB)  is  joining  the  city  of
         Szekesfehervar's official celebrations of the  800th anniversary of
         the Golden Bull (Aranybulla),  the royal  charter  issued  in  1222
         which represents the first constitutional document of the nation of
         Hungary.  Look for special callsign  HG1222BA  to be active on  all
         bands and modes throughout 2022. QSL via the bureau to HA4KYB.
HC     - John, N9EAJ  will be active as HC1FIT  from a  mountaintop location
         near the city of Otavalo, in the  Imbabura Province of Ecuador,  on
         3-24 February. He operates SSB and some slow CW on 40-10m.  QSL via
         N9EAJ and possibly LoTW, logsearch on Club Log.
HZ     - Special event stations  7Z3FD, 8Z3FD and HZ3FD  are active on  1-22
         February  to celebrate  Saudi Arabia's Founding Day  (22 February).
         QSL via HZ1SAR; the logs will be uploaded to Club Log.
I      - Promoting  World Radio Day  (13 February),  the  UN Global  Service
         Center ARC (4U1GSC) in Brindisi is active as 4U13FEB on 1-28 Febru-
         ary. DXCC wise, it counts for Italy. QSL via 9A2AA. World Radio Day
         was proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO,  and adopted
         by the  United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International
J8     - Brian, GW4DVB will be active as  J88PI from  Bequia Island (NA-025)
         from  24 February to 8 March.  He will operate  mainly SSB and FT8.
         QSL direct to  home call  (see https://www.g4dvb.co.uk/  for PayPal
JD1_oga- Sam, JE1XUZ will be active again as JE1XUZ/JD1 from Chichijima (AS-
         031), Ogasawara during a work trip on 12-15 February.  In his spare
         time he will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on the HF bands.  QSL via home
         call and LoTW, logsearch on Club Log.
LU     - Look  for  Horacio  LU5BE/R  to be active  from  San Jose  (locator
         FG63xe), in the Argentine province of Catamarca,  on 3-11 February.
         Amateur radio activity  from this region is  uncommon.  He operates
         CW, SSB and digital modes on 40-6m and FM satellite. [TNX LU5BE]
LZ     - Anton, LZ1XM  is active as  LZ150GD  on 1-28 February.  The special
         callsign  honours  the  150th anniversary  of  the birth  of  Gotse
         Delchev, a prominent  Bulgarian revolutionary leader.  QSL via  the
P4     - John, W2GD will be active as  P44W  from  Aruba (SA-036)  on  14-21
         February. Main activity will be during the ARRL DX CW Contest  (19-
         20 February), with some focus  on 30, 17 and 12 metres  outside the
         contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2MM.
         Also, currently active  holiday style from  Aruba  until the end of
         March is Lee, P4/K3DMG. He is QRV on 80-10 metres, operating mainly
         CW and digital modes. QSL via LoTW and eQSL, no paper cards.
PY     - A team of seven (PS8ACM,  PS8CW, PS8DX,  PS8HF,  PS8RV,  PS8ZP  and
         PT2OP) will be active as ZV8L from the  Pedra do Sal Lighthouse  on
         Ilha Grande de Santa Isabel (SA-025)  on 18-20 February during  the
         American Lighthouses Weekend. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8  on
         80-10 metres, and via the QO-100 satellite (QO-100 contacts are not
         accepted toward IOTA credit). QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via PT2OP.
PZ     - Markus, DJ4EL and Joerg, DJ1JB will be active as  PZ5GE  and  PZ5GL
         (requested callsign) from mainland Suriname between 19 February and
         1 March. They will operate SSB on 40-10m.  There are also plans  to
         be active again as PZ5G  from  Papegaaien Island (SA-092) on  23-26
        (or 27) February. [TNX DX World]
SP     - Special  callsigns  HF80AK  (QSL via SP9CJM)  and  SP80AK  (QSL via
         SP3POB) will be active on 12-20 February  for the  80th anniversary
         of  the formation  of the  Armia Krajowa  (Home Army,  the dominant
         underground resistance movement in Poland during World War II.  See
         qrz.com for more information.
UA9    - The first group of participants in this year's  Artic Legends Expe-
         dition is set to leave the  settlement of Tazovsky on 3-4 March;  a
         few days later all of the team members will gather at the Sopochna-
         ya Karga weather station.  From there they will reach  Rykachev Is-
         land (AS-104) and be active as R150WS, a special callsign celebrat-
         ing  "150 years  of  Russian Weather Service".  While  enroute,  if
         conditions  permit,  they might also try and be  QRV as RI0BI  from
         Isachenko  Island  (AS-050).  The operating  team  includes  UA0BA,
         UA9LDD, UA9KDF and RW0BG.  The 1400-kilometre trip  will depend  on
         weather,  as the team will be using  snowmobiles.  Updates  will be
         posted to https://legendsarctic.com/.
Z6     - Rene, DL2JRM will be active as  Z66BCC from Gjilan, Kosovo  for the
         CQ WPX RTTY Contest  (12-13 February).  QSL via DL2JRM,  direct  or

                         *** 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  January 2022  issue is available for download
at https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA]

QSL VQ9T ---> Bob Wright (aka WT3A, DU7ET, VQ9T and several other callsigns)
has left the Philippines for good; he has moved to Kyrgyzstan,  where he has
been licensed as  EX0ET  since October 2021.  He is currently  working  as a
radio officer on a vessel,  and will be back  in the country  at the end  of
February. "I do not know when I will (if ever) be able to return to the Phi-
lippines to be able to reply to your QSL card requests", he says.  Those who
need a VQ9T QSL card for QSOs made between 23 September 2020 and  23 January
2021 should send their request direct to
  Robert Wright,
  Ul Dordoy 32/34 KB 52,
  Bishkek 720082,
He says he tried  the  newer  "ways to QSL,  but it's complicated  and  time
consuming, and it became frustrating".

TU5PCT ---> Announced frequencies (+/- QRM)  for the upcoming  DXpedition to
the Cote d'Ivoire [425DXN 1602] are:
CW   1832  3545  5353  7032  10105  14025  18079  21025  24903  28018, 50095
SSB    -   3790    -   7185    -    14185  18150  21280  24935  28450  50150
FT8  1840  3563  5357  7071  10144  14090  18108  21080  24923  28080  50313
RTTY   -   3563    -   7045  10142  14080  18099  21080  24911  28080    -  
The team (OK1BOA, OK1FCJ and OK6DJ)  will arrive on 4 February  and leave on
the 13th, with  "full operation"  expected on  7-12 February.  QSL via LoTW,
Club Log's OQRS,  or via OK6DJ.

TX5N DXPEDITION UPDATE ---> "Over the weekend of  January 28th several  TX5N
team members met in  Northern California  to consolidate, test and  pack the
equipment for shipment  to Raivavae,  Austral Islands",  Gene, K5GS  reports
(see pictures on https://tx5n.net/packing-weekend/). "After reviewing sever-
al transportation alternatives, we located a firm in Tahiti that will accept
our shipment and transport it to the island via cargo ship.
We  have  approximately  1,000 pounds  (450kg)  of equipment  on the way  to
Tahiti. The equipment inventory includes  Elecraft transceivers  and  ampli-
fiers, a Flex PGXL amplifier, two SteppIR BigIR antennas w/80 meters,  vari-
ous mono band VDAs, an NA4RR hex beam and a 160m vertical.
All team members  have  their airline  and  hotel reservations  to  Papeete,
Tahiti with onward passage to Raivavae. The operating location will be  Pen-
sion Tama Raivavae, a small inn which has hosted many previous DX-peditions.
Each team member will have a  small bungalow, and  radio operations  will be
conducted  from a  dedicated building  on the beach.  Most antennas will  be
beach mounted.  Being on the north side of the island we expect good working
conditions. We are on schedule for this April, 2022 project".
Look for TX5N  to be active from  Raivavae (OC-114) on  16-28 April  [425DXN
1601].  The team will operate  CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on  160-10 metres  (60m
included). QSL via M0URX's OQRS.


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers: 3A/RA9USU, 3A3A, 3B8BAL,  3W1T,
3W3B, 8P6ET, 9A/S58MU/p (EU-090), 9N1DX, A44M (AS-014), A60EXPO, C5C, E51WL,
(NA-037),  L22D (SA-022), OY9JD, OZ11A, PJ2T,  PP5SB (SA-027),  R3RRC/0 (AS-
066), RI0FWA (AS-025), S9OK, SV2RSG/A, TL7M,  TL8AO, TO9W, TZ4AM,  VE2QRA/p,


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