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19 February 2022                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1607 

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  **** 
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH 
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW 

5X     - Alan, G3XAQ will be active again as 5X1XA from  Kampala, Uganda  on 
         7-14 March.  He will operate  CW only on  80-10 metres,  with  main 
         activity during the RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Contest. QSL direct to 
         G3SWH (OQRS on http://www.g3swh.org.uk/) and LoTW. [TNX G3SWH] 
EA     - Commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the  1980 referendum  for au- 
         tonomy and representing  the provinces of Andalusia,  eight special 
         callsigns will be activated  on  22-28 February:  AM42AL (Almeria), 
         AM42CA (Cadiz), AM42CO (Cordoba),  AM42GR (Granada),  AM42HU (Huel- 
         va), AM42JA (Jaen), AM42MA (Malaga), AM42SE (Sevilla). In addition, 
         AM42AND will be active on 28 February (Andalusia Day).  QSL via the 
         bureau. See https://www.qrz.com/db/am42and for more information. 
F      - A team of six (F4ELI, F4ELK, F5VCR, F5UOW, F6DXE and ON7ZM) will be 
         active as TM5IB from Ile de Batz (EU-105) from 26 March to 1 April. 
         They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on various bands. QSL via ON7ZM. 
FG     - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from  Guadeloupe 
         (NA-102) from 24 February to 15 March,  including participation  in 
         the  Coupe du REF's SSB leg  (26-27 February)  and the  ARRL DX SSB 
         Contest. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via F1DUZ. [TNX DX World] 
FG     - Look for Gildas, FG/F6HMQ  and  Michel, FG/F6GWV to be active again 
         from Guadeloupe (NA-102)  from  25 February to 27 March.  They will 
         participate in  the ARRL DX SSB Contest (5-6 March)  and the  CQ WW 
         WPX SSB Contest (26-27 March) as TO3Z (QSL via F6HMQ). [TNX NG3K] 
FY     - Herve, F5HRY will participate  in the  ARRL DX CW Contest  as  TO1A 
         (SOSB 15m LP)  from  the  Radio Amateurs Club de  Kourou's  station 
         (FY5KE), French Guiana. QSL via LoTW. [TNX NG3K] 
HP     - H32AT is the special callsign that  Jose, HP2AT  is using until the 
         end of the year to mark his 32 years  in amateur radio.  He uploads 
         his log to qrz.com, Club Log and eQSL on a regular basis,  and will 
         upload all QSOs to LoTW at the end of the activity. Paper QSL cards 
         will not be available. 
I      - Members of ARI Carpi (Modena)  will be active as  IQ4DJ (club call- 
         sign) and II4CPC (special callsign) on on 4-11 March to commemorate 
         the  118th anniversary  of  the  Chilean city  of  Capitan Pastene, 
         founded by Italian settlers who arrived from Modena  in two succes- 
         sive migrations.  Also active will be CB6I and CB6CPC,  operated by 
         members of  Radio Club Traiguen.  Four certificates  will be avail- 
         able, see II4CPC on qrz.com for information.  QSL II4CPC via IQ4DJ; 
         QSL CB6I and CB6CPC via CE6TRA (direct). 
KH2    - "BJ", WA7WJR, plans to be QRV as KH2/WA7WJR/p from Guam between  24 
         February and mid-May,  with activity as  KH0/WA7WJR/p  from  Tinian 
         and/or Saipan during April also being planned.  He will operate CW, 
         FT8 and RTTY on 40 and 20m, and occasionally on 17 and 15m. QSL via 
         home call or LoTW. See https://www.questsofdiscovery.com/dxpedition 
         for more information. 
HS     - Tony, E21IZC and other members of the Amateur Radio Association  of 
         Phetchaburi (E20OMN,  E24YEJ,  E25CVD,  E25NNN, E27EK,  HS7QNC  and 
         HS7UCQ) will be active as HS7AP/p from  Koh Chang (AS-125)  from 29 
         July to 1 August. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on  80, 40, 20, 
         15 and 10 metres,  and will participate in the  IOTA Contest (30-31 
         July). QSL via E21IZC. [TNX NG3K] 
I      - Commemorating the 150th anniversary since the death of  Samuel F.B.
         Morse (2 April 1872), ARI Vigevano  will operate  special  callsign 
         IR2SM from 26 March to 10 April. QSL via I2MFJ, bureau or direct. 
J6     - Amateur radio operators from  Saint Lucia (NA-108)  are allowed  to 
         use the special prefix J643 on  20-26 February,  in celebration  of 
         the 43rd anniversary since  their country  gained full independence 
         (22 February 1979). For instance, J69DS will be signing J643DS (QSL 
         via EB7DX), and J69SJ will be signing J643SJ. 
KP4    - Members of the  Radio Operadores Del Este  will be active as  KP3RE 
         from Isla de Vieques (NA-249) on 25-27 February.  They will operate 
         CW, SSB and digital modes (FT4 and/or FT8) on 80-10 metres. QSL via 
         EA5GL.  See https://sites.google.com/view/kp4rv/  for more informa- 
         tion. 
ON     - Special event station OR100RCBE  will be active from  1 March to 31 
         December to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Radio Club Belge 
         de l'Est.  Established on  26 March 1922,  it is nowadays'  UBA GDV 
         (Groupement de Verviers). QSL via ON4GDV. 
PJ7    - Tom, AA9A will be active again as PJ7AA from  Sint Maarten (NA-105) 
         from 26 February to 26 March.  He will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4 
         on 80-10 metres.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or  direct to AA9A. 
         [TNX NG3K] 
UA9    - The R150WS expedition to  Rykachev Island (AS-104)  is still set to 
         start the 1400-kilometre trip on  3-4 March  from the settlement of 
         Tazovsky  [425DXN 1605].  If ice conditions permit,  the team might 
         also try and be QRV as RI0BI from Isachenko Island (AS-050),  which 
         is about 160 km far from Rykachev. It will be possible to track the 
         expedition's  progress  by going to   https://share.garmin.com/rt9k. 
         QSL for both callsigns via Club Log's OQRS. 
VK     - Andy, VK5MAV will be active again as VK5MAV/p  from  Granite Island 
         (OC-228) for one or two days  during the  last week of February  or 
         first week of March,  depending on weather conditions.  He will not 
         be able to overnight on the island, as access is limited to daytime 
         hours only. He will operate mainly CW on 20, 15 and 10 metres.  "If 
         you deadly need SSB", he says,  "just send me email and I'll try to 
         move to SSB quickly (internet coverage is perfect there)".  QSL via 
         Club Log's OQRS. 
W      - Bernie, W3UR will once again be operating with the  Glenwood DX As- 
         sociation's club call N3ME from Okaloosa Island (NA-142) on 19 Feb- 
         ruary from 12 UTC to 23.30 UTC  (the park is only open from sunrise 
         to sunset).  Activity will be on  20-10 metres  CW and FT8,  with a 
         focus on 17 and 12m CW,  and 20m FT8.  QSL via W3UR and LoTW.  [TNX 
         The Daily DX] 
W      - Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Voice of America's  first 
         broadcast (1 February 1942), three  special event stations  will be 
         activated on 19 and 20 February (14-22 UTC each day): W3V (from the 
         VOA Amateur Radio Club in  Washington DC),  W8O  (from the National 
         Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in  West Chester,  OH)  and 
         W4A (from the VOA Site-C in Greenville, NC).  See qrz.com  for  QSL 
         information. 

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

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9N7AA ---> Robert is back to Nepal after a short holiday home.  The QRN from 
"the widespread use of cheap LEDs, open and messy power lines and inverters" 
is a  huge nuisance, as  "on all bands the  S-meter rarely,  if ever,  drops 
below S6-7!". For the time being, he says,  "activity will only be on 40-6m, 
while the 80/160-meter antenna remains a project for the summer months. This 
will also give me some extra time to try and find a solution  for the inter- 
ference.  For those constantly asking - 60m band is not permitted in Nepal". 
QSL via LoTW, or via S57DX (direct only); logsearch on Club Log. 

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK ---> The Worldwide Antarctic Program  has  announced 
that the 19th Antarctic Activity Week will be held on  21-27  February.  The 
aim of this annual event is to promote worldwide interest in  the  Antarctic 
continent. Special callsigns (QSL via operator's instructions) are  expected 
to be aired during this year's AAW from Algeria (7T22ANT), Austria (OE19AAW, 
OE88WAP,  OE89ANT  and OE90AAW),  France (TM19AAW),  Italy (II2ANT,  II2WAP, 
II5ANT,  IR1ANT  and  IR2A),   Netherlands  (PA6ANT  and  PF88ANT),   Poland 
(SP60ANT), Spain (AO4HAG, EH3ANT  and EH5AAW),  USA (K4A and K4C).  Complete 
information on the AAW can be found on http://www.waponline.it/. 

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (CW) ---> Object of the contest  is  for  W/VE 
amateurs to work as many stations in as many DXCC Entities  as  possible  on 
160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 metre bands, while DX stations  (also  including 
KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE amateurs  in  as  many  of  the  48 
contiguous states and provinces as possible (complete rules can be found  at 
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx). This year’s event will run from  00.00 UTC  on 
19 February  to  23.59 UTC  on  the  20th.  Do  not forget  to  give a  look 
at the Announced   Operations   listing   maintained   by   Bill,   NG3K  on 
https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxc2022.html - good contest to you all! 

CROZET 2022-23 ---> Thierry, F6CUK reports  that  "dates are now known"  for 
his activity from Crozet  [425DXN 1603].  "The 'Marion Dufresne'  will leave 
Reunion Island on 8 December,  with a stopover at Tromelin  to resupply  the 
people there,  then bound for Crozet.  I should get there  around Christmas. 
The ship will come back on 26 March 2023 to pick us up,  and after stopovers 
at Kerguelen and Amsterdam, arrive at Reunion on  16 April 2023.  Therefore, 
I will be on  Alfred Faure base  for a solid three months.  These dates  may 
vary slightly depending on weather conditions". 
Thierry has requested a special callsign to commemorate the 60th anniversary 
of the first amateur radio activity from Crozet,  conducted by  Roger Baude- 
lot, FB8WW, between December 1961 and February 1962. Thierry's callsign will 
be announced by  F6EXV and F6AJA  "only a few hours before  the start of the 
activity".  See http://crozet2022.r-e-f.org/blog.html for the complete press 
release. 

KH0/KC0W ---> Tom, KH0/KC0W & KH0W, has been  off the air since late  Decem- 
ber.  "Last month I moved into a condo  and  have gone QRT  from all amateur 
radio activity", he posted  to eHam.net  a few days ago.  "I gave all  of my 
telescoping aluminum antennas  & coax away  to local fisherman  so they con- 
struct HF antennas  for their boats.  The elements of my Yagi  have now been 
repurposed as a  line for drying  clothes under the sun.  After 65,000+ QSOs 
over the past 2.5 years it's time  to call it quits".  He also mentions that 
"priorities in my life  have changed"  after recovering  "from a nasty  bout 
with COVID".  Club Log contains  54,294 QSOs for  KH0/KC0W  (8 April 2019-29 
December 2021), and 10,776 QSOs for KH0W (20 May 2020-29 December 2021). 

Z60ID ---> Celebrating Kosovo's 14th Independence Day,  the local IARU Soci- 
ety (SHRAK) activated  this special callsign  with multiple stations  on  17 
February. QSL via Z62FB. 

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QSLs received direct or  through managers: 3A3A, 3B8FP, 3B8M, 3B9FR,  3D2AG, 
3D2TS, 3DA0RU, 3X2021, 4K4K, 5X4E,  7P8RU, 7Q6M, 7Q7CT, 9J2RD, 9M6NA , A73A, 
AX5GR, CU2DX, DP1POL, ER1OO, EY8BA, FH/K6ZO, FM5FJ, HD8R, JT1CO, KL7FBI (NA- 
037), R60ANT, RI0FF, S21DX, S9OK, ST2M, SV2RSG/A, TI2OY,  TL7M, TZ1CE, V48A, 
VK9DX, VP9KD, WP3C, YJ8RN, ZC4GR, ZD7BG. 

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