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26 February 2022                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1608 

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S *** 
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  **** 
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH 
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW 

4S     - Peter, 4S7KKG (DC0KK) and  Wolfgang, 4S7DRG (DK9DR)  will visit the 
         former Deutsche Welle relay station near Trincomalee on  2-9 March. 
         "The station is now operated by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corpora- 
         tion (SLBC)", Peter says, and  "we will have the unique opportunity 
         to use the large shortwave antennas between  7 and 21 Mhz  for ama- 
         teur radio during transmission breaks". They will also have "a 104m 
         high mast medium wave antenna for testing on the low bands".  Plans 
         are to focus on SSB and FT8. 
8Q     - Nobby, G0VJG will be active again as 8Q7CQ  from the Maldives  (AS- 
         013) on 4-18 March. He will operate SSB and digital modes on  80-10 
         metres, including  activity  in the  ARRL DX SSB  Contest.  QSL via 
         M0OXO's OQRS. 
CT9    - Klaus, DJ9KM and Georg, DD8ZX will be active holiday style as  CT9/ 
         DJ9KM and CT9/DD8ZX from  Madeira Island (AF-014) 5-12 March.  They 
         will operate mainly FT8 and RTTY. QSLs via LoTW. 
DL     - The DARC Team SES  will activate special callsign  DA22WARD from  1 
         March until 30 April in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day  (18
         April). QSL via the bureau, or direct to DL2VFR. 
DL     - Special callsigns  DF90TJU,  DK90TJU,  DL90TJU,  DM90TJU,  DP90TJU, 
         DQ90TJU and DR90TJU, plus HB90JU from Switzerland, will be activat- 
         ed from 1 March to 30 June for the  90th anniversary  of the maiden 
         flight (7 March 1932)  of the Ju52/3m  transport aircraft  designed 
         and manufactured by German aviation company Junkers.  An award will 
         be available, see   https://90tju.de/  for information  and the OQRS 
         for bureau cards. 
G      - Special callsign  GB80LAN (1-28 March),  as well as  VE80LAN  (1-31 
         March)  from Canada and  VK80LAN (1-31 March) from Australia,  will 
         mark the 80th anniversary of the first operational sortie  (2 March 
         1942) of the  Avro Lancaster,  the mainstay of the  Royal Air Force 
         Bomber Command that was flown by British, Canadian  and  Australian 
         pilots during World War II. QSL via operators' instructions. 
P4     - Tony, N2TK  will be active  as  P40F  from  Aruba  (SA-036) on  2-9 
         March, ARRL DX SSB Contest included. QSL via LoTW. [TNX DX World] 
PJ2    - Andy, DK5ON will be active again as PJ2/DK5ON from Curacao (SA-099) 
         on  1-17 March.  He will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-6 
         metres,  and will participate in the  ARRL DX SSB Contest.  QSL via 
         LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via home call (direct or bureau). 
PJ5    - Frank, K3TRM will be active as PJ5/K3TRM from  Sint Eustatius  (NA- 
         145) on 6-12 March. He will be QRV on 40-10 metres SSB  and digital 
         modes (RTTY and FT8), and satellite.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW 
         or via home call (direct or bureau). 
PJ7    - Ed, N2HX will be active again as  PJ7PL from  Sint Maarten (NA-105) 
         during the  ARRL DX SSB Contest (5-6 March);  for a few days before 
         and after the event he will be QRV holiday style typically on 30-10 
         metres SSB, RTTY, FT4 and FT8. QSL via N2HX. [TNX The Daily DX] 
PY     - Special callsign ZZ165IBI will be activated on  1-31 March  for the 
         165th anniversary of the Brazilian city of Ibiuna. QSL via PU2SWB. 
TL     - 27 March-9 April are the dates for the  Italian DX Team's operation 
         from  the  Central African Republic  [425DXN 1582].  Six  operators 
         (Tony I2PJA,  Silvano I2YSB,  Angelo IK2CKR,  Stefano IK2HKT,  Gino 
         IK2RZP and Maurizio IV3ZXQ)  will be active as  TL8AA  (CW, SSB and 
         RTTY) and  TL8ZZ  (FT8) with four stations on 80-10 metres. QSL via 
         I2YSB  (OQRS for direct cards on   http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline/). 
         See http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/  for more information,  band plan in- 
         cluded. [TNX I2YSB] 
V2     - Bud, AA3B  will be active as  V26K from  Antigua (NA-100)  on  3-10 
         March, including an entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW, 
         Club Log's OQRS, or via AA3B (direct or bureau). [TNX NG3K] 
V3     - Bob, W0BNC will be active as  V31BN from Belize on  5-10 March.  He 
         will operate QRP  on various bands  SSB, CW and FT8,  and  "will be 
         doing at least one POTA activation from the  Altun Ha Archeological 
         Reserve, one of the many Mayan ruins in the country".  QSL via home 
         call and eQSL. 
VP5    - Dave, K0KQ will be active as VP5/K0KQ from  Grand Turk Island  (NA- 
         003), Turks & Caicos  on 7-21 March.  He will operate FT8.  QSL via 
         LoTW, paper QSLs will not be available. 
W      - Bodo, DF8DX now expects to be active as  KT3Q/4 [425DXN 1606]  from 
         Santa Rosa Island (NA-142) on 26-28 February, and from Key Biscayne 
         (NA-141) on 2-4 March.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred),  LoTW, 
         or via DF8DX. 

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

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AFRICAN TOUR ---> Don, K6ZO has had  to postpone his trip to Malawi  [425DXN 
1607], and is now expected to be active as 7Q6M on 2-15 March.  He will then 
move to the Comoro Islands and be QRV as D60AB between 16 and 29 March, with 
a side trip to Mayotte  (FH/K6ZO) on 18-23 March.  QSLs direct to home call. 
[TNX The Daily DX] 

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> The 2022 Honour Roll  and  Annual Listings  have  been 
posted on the  IOTA  website https://iota-world.org/: click  on  PERFORMANCE 
LISTINGS  in the  dropdown menu under  PROGRAMME INFORMATION.  They show the 
position as at 31 January 2022. 
The Honour Roll  lists  the  stations  with  a  checked  score  equalling or 
exceeding 50% of the  total of  numbered  IOTA groups, excluding those  with 
provisional  numbers, at the time  of preparation.  The Annual Listing lists 
the stations with a checked score of 100 or more  IOTA groups but  less than 
the qualifying threshold for entry into the Honour Roll. 
IOTA rules limit inclusion  in the listings to  those participants  who have 
updated  their scores  at least once in the preceding five years (i.e. since 
February 2017) and have opted to have their scores published. 
"Covid-19 travel restrictions have resulted over the past year  in a reduced 
number of DXpeditions", Roger, G3KMA and Cezar, VE3LYC observe.  "The Honour 
Roll and Annual Listing with a total of 1558 entries show a decrease of  109 
or 6.5%  over the same listings in 2021.  Some  241 record-holders  now have 
scores of 1000 or more IOTA groups, a decrease of 6.6% on last year, and 570 
or a  decrease of 3.4%  with scores of at least  750 groups,  the number re- 
quired  for  the  IOTA Plaque of Excellence.  Scores at the top continue  to
close with 67 record-holders  breaking through the 1100 mark  and 20 of them 
within 10 of the top score.  Congratulations to leader  9A2AA on 1132 groups 
out of a possible 1136 that have seen activity, to I2YDX and I1JQJ  who fol- 
low close behind and indeed to all who have joined the IOTA family or updat- 
ed in the last year". 

QSL VIA EA5GL ---> Pedro, EA5GL has picked up the QSLing for XF1F  from Isla 
San Francisco (NA-124, October 2012), XF1P from Isla Partida (NA-124, Novem- 
ber 2013),  and XF1IM  from Isla Magdalena (NA-078, November-December 2017). 
See https://www.qrz.com/db/EA5GL for instructions. 

UKRAINE: AMATEUR RADIO SUSPENDED ---> Owing to the current  military crisis, 
the Ukrainian government has first declared  a state of emergency,  and then 
introduced martial law starting on 24 February for a period of  30 days. Re- 
strictions include the ban on the operation of amateur radio stations. 

YOTA CONTEST 2022 ---> Organized by the IARU R1 Youth Working Group  in  co- 
operation with the  Hungarian Amateur Radio Society (MRASZ),  the aim of the 
YOTA Contest is  to increase youngsters activity on the air,  strengthen the 
reputation of the  YOTA programme, and  demonstrate  support  for youngsters 
across the world.  The three sessions  of this year's  YOTA Contest  will be 
held on  21 May (0800-1959 UTC),  23 July (1000-2159 UTC),  and  30 December 
(1200-2359 UTC),  on the five classic bands  CW and SSB.  Everyone  can work 
everyone. The complete rules can be found on https://ham-yota.com/contest. 

+ SILENT KEY + Steve Lund, K6UM passed away on 4 February "after an extended 
battle with cancer.  An active  and  strong supporter  of the  NCDXF/IARU DX 
Beacon program, he served many years as an Appointed Position for the North- 
ern California DX Foundation  on the  IARU Beacon Technical Support  staff". 

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S *** 
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES ******* 
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH 
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW 

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER 
3B9FR       M0OXO       HC1FIT      N9EAJ       PI4COM      PA1AW 
3D2TS       M0OXO       HC2GRC      RC5A        PI4FL       PA3HEB 
3G1B        HA1AG       HC3RJ       EC5R        PJ2/W9NJY   WD9DZV 
3V8SS       LX1NO       HF200IL     SP8ZBX      PJ4KY       M0URX 
3Z200IL     SP8KJX      HF80AK      SP9CJM      PJ4NG       K4BAI 
4J7FM       DC9RI       HG3N        HA3LN       PV2K        EA5GL 
4JT0SFR     4K4K        HG3R        HA3NU       PX5P        PU5IKE 
4KT6MAR     DC9RI       HG5D        HA8QZ       PZ5G        DJ4EL 
4KT7Z       DC9RI       HG8R        HA8JV       PZ5GE       DJ4EL 
4S7KKG      DC0KK       HK1MW       N2OO        R80IAS      RZ5D 
4U1UN       HB9BOU      HP2DFA      EC6DX       S79KW       N4GNR 
4U9A        9A2AA       HS0ZME      SM6NT       S79VU       N4GNR 
5W1SA       JA1DXA      HZ1KWT      HZ1SAR      SC7DX       SM7GIB 
5Z4VJ       M0URX       HZ1WRD      HZ1SAR      SD7M/1      DF9TM 
7Q7CT       JH1AJT      II0OGB      IT9YBL      SD7W/1      DL2SWW 
7S6WRD      SK6SAQ      II2S        IZ2FOS      SK3W        SM5CCT 
7T22ANT     IK2DUW      II2V        IK2AQZ      SK50EI      SK6EI 
7X2TT       EA5GL       II5ANT      IZ5BTC      SN150JS     SP9PTA 
7X3WPL      7X3DL       IO4T        IZ4JMA      SN2B        SP3CGK 
8C9MGP      HA3JB       IO5O        IK5RLP      SN5X        SP5GRM 
8P1W        KU9C        IO7T        IZ7ECL      SN70ETI     SP2AYC 
8P9DH       VE3XZT      IR1ANT      I1HYW       SN7Q        SP7GIQ 
8Q7BB       RX3APM      IR2Q        IK2PFL      SO200IL     SP8KBZ 
8Q7WM       OK2WM       IR2R        IZ2EWR      SO55K       SP5FKW 
8Q7WX       OK2WX       IR4B        IK4AUY      SO9I        SQ9ORQ 
9A655AX     9A5AX       J643DS      EB7DX       SP1PSPAK    SP3POB 
9A70FAB     9A3UJ       J643SJ      J69SJ       SP60ANT     SP3POB 
9K2GR       EA5GL       J643Z       J69Z        SP80AK      SP3POB 
9K2OW       EC6DX       KH2L        W3HNK       SP8R        SP8PCF 
A25SL       N4GNR       KJ0D/KP2    EB7DX       SU9VB       UA4WHX 
A43KWT      A47RS       KP2B        EB7DX       SV2RSG/A    SV1RP 
A60KWT/2    EA7FTR      KP2DX       EB7DX       T45FM       RW6HS 
A60SFD/2    EA7FTR      KP3RE       EA5GL       TF1AM       TF3MH 
A61QQ       A61BK       LN8W        LA6YEA      TF3XO       EA5GL 
A65DR       N4GNR       LO5D        LU8EOT      TG9ADM      EA5GL 
A71AE       EC6DX       LO7H        EA7FTR      TG9ADQ      VE7BV 
A71MM       EC6DX       LP1D        EA7HBC      TG9ANF      VE7BV 
A91KWT      EC6DX       LQ3D        EA7FTR      TG9AOR      EC6DX 
A96A        EC6DX       LT6M        LU8MHL      TI7W        M0URX 
AO5DMR      EA5URV      LT7D        EA5GL       TM1D        F6OBD 
AP2HA       JA1WIO      LU1DX       EC6DX       TM3Z        F4DSK 
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       LV1F        LU4FTA      TM4Q        F4SGU 
C31CT       EA3QS       LW5DR       EA5GL       TM6X        F5VHY 
C37AC       EA3QS       LW5HR       EA5GL       TM7Y        F8BDQ 
C37N        C37URA      LX7I        LX2A        TM9AP       F6GYH 
C4I         5B4AIE      LZ19ANT     LZ3SM       TO4A        VE3DZ 
CE3CT       EA5KB       LZ5R        LZ1YQ       V31AT       K5PI 
CM2IU       RW6HS       MD2C        MD0CCE      V31DK       K0ZV 
CO6LE       RW6HS       MD7C        M0OXO       V31TP       WC0W 
CQ8EE       OZ2I        MW9W        GW0KRL      V31WK       VE7KW 
CR3DX       OM2VL       NP2AR       EB7DX       V3T         WC0W 
CR5O        CT7AJL      NP2J        K8RF        V55Y        DK2WH 
CR6T        CT1ESV      NP3X        EB7DX       VK6T        EA7FTR 
CV7S        CX7SS       NP4DX       M0OXO       VP2MDX      W2APF 
CX2UI       IK2DUW      NP4TX       EB7DX       VP5M        K4QPL 
CX5A        CX2ABC      NP4Z        N4AO        XE2B        EA5OL 
CX7CO       EA5GL       OE19AAW     OE3DMA      XR3W        XQ4CW 
D2EB        IZ3ETU      OE2S        OE2GEN      YB0AR       EB7DX 
D44AO       DM4AO       OG4W        OH4AB       YB0ECT      W2FB 
D44PM       IZ4DPV      OG95AA      OH8AA       YR0UCRR     YO5KDV 
DA0BCC      DL2JRM      OK2D        OK2KJT      Z60A        OH2BH 
DK0FWS      DH7AMF      OK5Z        OK2ZI       Z60ID       Z62FB 
DL75HES     DL4CR       OL1C        OK1DOY      Z66BCC      DL2JRM 
DP44WCA     DF6EX       OL50RK      OK2ZR       Z68XX       DL2JRM 
EA8AH       OH1RY       OL7D        OK1TD       ZC4GR       EB7DX 
ED3D        EA3RCB      OL7R        OK3RM       ZF1A        K7ZO 
ED4T        EA4R        OL9Z        OK2PVF      ZF1EJ       K6AM 
ED7W        EC7WR       OM5M        OM4CX       ZF2EZ       W5SJ 
ED8L        EA8DHH      OX7AKT      OZ1ACB      ZF2LZ       EA5GL 
EF7N        EA7KHB      OX7AM       OZ1ACB      ZF2MJ       N6MJ 
EG485FIM    EA7URF      OZ50DDXG    OZ1ACB      ZF2WF       W9KKN 
EH2VE       EA2RCF      P44W        N2MM        ZM1A        ZL3CW 
EH3ANT      EA3EYO      PA22CC      PA2TMS      ZP6RAI      IK2DUW 
EH5AAW      EA5N        PA44WFF     PA9CW       ZS1OPB      N4GNR 
EP2HAM      M0OXO       PA50PKZ     PA2PKZ      ZS4JAN      EA5GL 
FK8CE       N4GNR       PB22BP      PA3EFR      ZS6CCY      K3IRV 
GW0A        GW4SKA      PI4AMF      PA3EYC      ZV8L        PT2OP 
GW5R        GW3YDX      PI4CG       PD2GSP      ZY1F        EA7FTR 

4JT3DJ     Alexander Y. Frolov, P.O. Box 38, Volgograd, 400066, Russia 
9N7AA      Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia 
AO3WRD     Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell 
           (Barcelona), Spain 
AO6WRD     Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell 
           (Barcelona), Spain 
CB7C       Ruben A. Santibanez Montenar, Casilla 244, Sucursal Ancud, 
           5719001 Ancud, Chile 
CE7VP      Javier Capdebilla Alvarado, Casilla 42, Sucursal Quellon, 
           5799001 Quellon, Chile 
CR6K       Filipe Monteiro Lopes, Rua Manuel Jose da Silva 184, Espinheira, 
           3720-537 Sao Martinho da Gandara, Portugal 
CW100A     Lupo Bano Negreira, Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo, 
EA8DED     Kari Hirvonen, Ostosraitti 1 A 15, FI-04300 Tuusula, Finland 
ED1R       Jesus Maria Gimare Marquez, C/ Jacinto del Barrio 2, 
           05358 Papatrigo (Avila), Spain 
EI1E       Gerard Scannell, 3 Kingston Close, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, 
           P67 HR44, Ireland 
HA3JB      Kutasi Gabor, Siofok, Koch R. utca 10/A I/4, 8600, Hungary 
HB0A       Amateurfunk Verein Liechtenstein, P.O. Box 629, 9495 Triesen FL, 
HG6N       Salgotarjani Varosi Radioklub, Salgotarjan, Meredek ut 6 II/1, 
           3100, Hungary 
HK3JJB     Per Eklund, Teaterallen 12-0102 lgh 1102, SE-903 64 Umea, Sweden 
HR9/AD8J   John L. Getz, 24 Stony Ridge, Asheville NC 28804, USA 
J42L       Leo Fiskas, 1 Argyriou Gouzgou, 52 200 Argos Orestiko, Greece 
KH7Q       Beverley A. Yuen, 2047 Nuuanu Ave Apt 2202, Honolulu 
           HI 96817-2522, USA 
KP2M       Fred Bennett, 2253 Mill Creek Road, Newport NC 28570, USA 
LG2022WP   Piotr Ludwig, Rudbergveien 8 B, 2340 Loten, Norway 
LX8RTTY    Andre Doffing, 9 Cite Europe, L-3834 Schifflange, Luxembourg 
OH8L       Jari Ojala, Latvalammentie 32, FI-92260 Kopsa, Finland 
OM0M       Dozen Dashes Contest Club, P.O. Box 26, 040 13 Kosice 13, 
OV1CDX     Frank Fendahl, Svinoevej 2, 4750 Lundby, Denmark 
PQ2M       Wanderley Ferreira Gomes, Avenida 23 de Maio 2966 Ap 1320, 
           Sao Paulo - SP, 04008-000, Brazil 
PT4T       Carlos Alberto Cipriano, Rua Nazira Mattar de Freitas 415, 
           Juiz de Fora - MG, 36081-230, Brazil 
PX2A       Carlos Adalberto Carareto, Estrada de Santo Amaro 201, 
           Sao Paulo - SP, 05544-000, Brazil 
S77SARA    Richard Perks, PO Box 609, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles 
SV1RP      George K. Vlachopoulos, Panselinou 26, 111 41 Athens, Greece 
SX2I       Andreas Voulgaropoulos, Aiolou 11, Makrochori, 591 50 Veria, 
V31XX      Bill Kollenbaum, 2446 Belleair Rd, Clearwater FL 33764, USA 
V3X        Bill Kollenbaum, 2446 Belleair Rd, Clearwater FL 33764, USA 
V51MA      Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, Netherlands 
V84SHK     P.O. Box 849, MPC Old Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3577, 
           Brunei Darussalam 
VL3V       Greg Williams, 1 Noorabil Court, Greensborough, VIC 3088, 
W3V        Voice of America Amateur Radio Club, 330 Independence Ave. SW, 
           Roomm 2525 - Croft, Washington DC 20237-0073, USA 
W4A        Eddie R. Campbell, 2421 Cobb Dail Rd., Farmville NC 27828, USA 
W7P        Bob Wertz, 6315 Townsend Winona Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 8604, USA 
W8O        West Chester Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 913, West Chester 
           OH 45071, USA 
XE2X       Jorge F. Rios Alvarado, 116 E Coma Ave, PMB #426, Hidalgo 
           TX 78557, USA 
YB6RMT     Toni Martioni, Jl. Diponegoro No. 134, Kota Gunungsitoli 22815, 
Z36T       Ace Jevremov, Postfach 14, 82378 Peissenberg, Germany 
ZA/IK2RLM  Marco Corridore, Vicolo del Toro 4, 20060 Cassina de' Pecchi MI, 
ZF2OO      Jim Millner, 7010 Gullotti Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952, USA 
ZM4T       Holger Hannemann, 262 Waimarama Heights, RD12, Havelock North 
           4294, New Zealand 


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