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5 March 2022                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1609 

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

Owing to the ongoing and fluid nature of current crises globally,  announced 
activities might be cut short, postponed, cancelled or even extended  at any 
time and without notice. 

3A     - Gianpi, IK1TTD, will be active as  3A/IK1TTD  from Monaco on  25-27 
         March, with main activity during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via 
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX IK1TTD] 
5U     - Giorgio, IU5HWS (ex YI9WS) is now stationed in Niamey, Niger  until 
         20 March.  In his spare time he will operate mainly SSB as  5UA99WS 
         (correct callsign). QSL via EA5GL and eventually LoTW. 
5V     - Andy, KB9IJI  has lived in  Mango, Togo  since 2016.  He was  first 
         granted a special permission to be QRV as  5V/KB9IJI [425DXN 1490], 
         then issued the callsign  5VJA [425DXN 1579], and finally he is now 
         active as  5V7JA.  "My roots are in SSB and a little CW",  he says, 
         "but at this distance from most stations, I'm starting with digital 
         weak signal modes to get a sense of propagation and messaging capa- 
         bilities".  QSL via eQSL or LoTW.  "I'm happy to still  send you an 
         old-fashioned paper card in the mail from Togo", he adds. "Just let 
         me know (kb9iji[@] gmail.com). No need to send any money". 
8Q     - Laurent, F8CZI will be active holiday style as 8Q7ZI  from the Mal- 
         dives (AS-013) on 9-21 March.  He will operate  QRP CW and SSB. QSL 
         via F8CZI. 
C5     - Don, G3XTT will be active again as  C56DF from  The Gambia  on 9-18 
         March,  including an entry in the  RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Contest 
         on 12-13 March. He is most likely to operate CW only,  and to focus 
         on  30, 17 and 12 metres  outside the contest.  QSL via LoTW,  Club 
         Log's OQRS, or via G3XTT. [TNX The Daily DX] 
CO     - CM6WYZ, CO6JI, CO6SE and CO6XE will conduct a SOTA activity from La 
         Sabina,  in the  Lomas de Banao Ecological Reserve,  on  8-9 March. 
         They will be QRV as T46SB on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and FT8/FT4.  QSL 
         via RW6HS. 
CT9    - Helmut, DF7EE will be active again as  CT9/DF7EE from  Madeira (AF- 
         014) from 22 March to 1 April, including participation in the CQ WW 
         WPX SSB Contest as CQ3W.  QSL for both callsigns via LoTW  and Club 
         Log's OQRS. 
EX     - Pavel, R2DX and others  will be active  again  as  EX0QR  from  the 
         southern shore of  Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan on  5-16 March.  They 
         will operate  CW, SSB and digital modes on  160-10 metres.  QSL via 
         Club Log's OQRS, or via R2DX (direct or bureau). 
F      - Thierry, F6CUK will be active as  TM8C from  Brehat Island (EU-074) 
         on 23-30 April.  He will operate SSB, CW and FT8  mainly on  40, 30 
         and 20 metres. This will be a field-test in preparation for his ex- 
         pedition to Crozet,  with a focus on testing  the software for FT8. 
         QSL via F6CUK (direct or bureau) and LoTW. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX] 
GW     - Celebrating  twenty years  of  the  Summits  on  the Air  programme 
         ( https://www.sota.org.uk/), GB20SOTA will be active from the  Welsh 
         SOTA summit of  Mynydd y Cwm  between  2 and 26 March.  QSL via the 
         bureau, or direct to M1EYP. 
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ expects  to be back to the  weather station on  Minami 
         Torishima (OC-073) on 16 March, his QSL manager reports. Usually he 
         remains there for about three months, and is QRV as  JG8NQJ/JD1  in 
         his limited  spare time.  QSL via JA8CJY (direct),  JG8NQJ (bureau) 
         and LoTW. 
JT     - Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR) plans to be QRV as JT4RR/p from the  Oyu Tolgoi 
         Mine Camp, South Gobi Desert, for a few days in the March-April and 
         July-August time frames. He will operate 99% CW (no FT8) and run 5- 
         10 watts to a vertical antenna  ("possibly, I will be able to use a 
         50W amplifier provided that I will find a suitable battery power 
         source", he says). QSL via EA5GL and LoTW. 
OE     - Commemorating the 150th anniversary since the death of  Samuel F.B.
         Morse (2 April 1872), Jo, OE6VIE  will operate CW only as  OE0MORSE 
         on 1-30 April.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW and eQSL. 
         A certificate will be available: https://oe4ksf.at/oe0morse/ 
OA     - Alex, DD5ZZ will be active again as  OA7/DD5ZZ  until approximately 
         mid-May, including an entry in the  CQ WW WPX SSB Contest.  He will 
         be QRV on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K] 
PA     - Frans, PC2F will be active as  PF01MAX between  18 March and 20 No- 
         vember, over the twenty-two Grand Prix weekends of this year's  FIA 
         Formula One World Championship. The special callsign stands for Max 
         Verstappen, the defending champion who will compete under race num- 
         ber 1. QSL via PC2F (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. 
V3     - Iain, G4SGX will be active again as V31GX  from mainland Belize  on 
         8-18 March, including an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Con- 
         test. QSL via LoTW and M0OXO's OQRS. 

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

Access to the main functions of www.425dxn.org is provided by the 425DXN App 
for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy! 

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  February 2022 issue is available for download 
at https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA] 

3Y0J: LATEST NEWS ---> "We're preparing for a tiered approach  where we will 
go onshore even during a very short weather window",  Ken, LA7GIA  posted to 
Facebook on 25 February.  "The short weather window  will allow us  to bring 
onshore a single generator, antennas and 5 radios and tent for certain peri- 
od.  The first landing  will of course  also include necessary  food, water, 
heating and  safety equipment  for this period.  After that  the next zodiac 
runs will continue  supplying another generator,  more antennas,  more fuel, 
radios, spare parts etc.  As soon as  we have  the second generator  onshore 
Cape Fie this will be a full-scale  DXpedition.  We have prepared  this high 
level approach of how to sequence the equipment and soon this will material- 
ize into a very detailed plan of exactly  what equipment is being loaded  in 
what sequence.  It means that we don't need  a half day or full day of  nice 
weather to  start operating - we will do that  even  for very short  weather 
windows down to 90-120 minutes". Read the complete update on 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3093983 ... 314796242/ 

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Don, K6ZO [425DXN 1608]  now expects to be active as  7Q6M 
from Malawi on 2-13 March,  including an  entry in the  ARRL DX SSB Contest. 
He will then move to the Comoro Islands and be QRV as D60AB 16-18 March  and 
22-29 March (including participation in the  CQ WW WPX SSB Contest),  with a 
side trip to  Mayotte as  FH/K6ZO on 18-22 March.  QSLs direct to home call. 
[TNX NG3K] 

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (SSB) ---> 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 5 
March  through 23.59 UTC on the 6th. Do not forget to give a look at the An- 
nounced Operations listing  ( https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxs2022.html)  main- 
tained by Bill, NG3K - good contest to you all! 

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The  Spring 2022 issue (#135) of the International DX 
Association's Newsletter is now available for download on the INDEXA website 
( https://indexa.org/newsletters.html).  Highlights include "Bhutan: The Land 
of the Thunder Dragon"  by  Adrian Ciuperca  (KO8SCA),  "A Tribute  to  Mary 
Hobart, K1MHH (SK)" by Bob Allphin (K4UEE),  and news of the 3Y0J Bouvet and 
W8S Swains DXpeditions. 

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's 
website has been updated.  Sixteen different galleries include  19,642 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]. 

VE3LYC'S IOTA BOOK ---> "Dream Big and Dare to Fail",  the DXexpedition book 
authored by Cezar Trifu, VE3LYC [425DXN 1601],  has been available for order 
since 1 January. "The current stocks are small and  will not be replenished, 
as no additional copies will be printed",  Cezar says.  "In view of this, if 
you  are contemplating  to order this book,  please don't hesitate  to do it 
sooner rather than later": https://ve3lyc-book.weebly.com. 

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SOME RESPONSES TO RECENT WORLD EVENTS 
* The International Amateur Radio Union issued the following statement on 28 
  February: "IARU is an  apolitical  organization  focused  on promoting and 
  defending amateur radio and the amateur radio services.  The amateur radio 
  service is about self-instruction in communications and friendship between 
  people". 
* The operators of the  DX Summit  have removed the  Ukrainian callsigns  as 
  amateur radio has been suspended in the country since the  24 February de- 
  claration of a state of emergency.  Moreover, as "DX Summit wants to avoid 
  being an advertising medium  for war and war related messages of any kind, 
  we see it reasonable to block out all  cluster posted messages related  to 
  this unfortunate event". In addition, they have also blocked callsigns and 
  messages posted by operators from Russia, Belarus and Donetsk. 
* QRZ has removed - not deleted from the dbase, though - Russian  (and Bela- 
  rusian) callsigns.  AA7BQ's sticky post explains the reasoning behind this 
  decision: https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?forums ... ussions.13 
* On 3 March, Soyuz Radiolyubitelei Rossii (the Russian Amateur Radio Union) 
  posted an appeal to the International Amateur Radio Union and its national 
  member societies.  "Each of us off the air can give  our own assessment of 
  what is currently happening in Ukraine,  but it is today  that we can  and 
  must demonstrate to the public  that  radio amateurs  are  a community  of 
  people who treat each other with respect, regardless of political beliefs, 
  religion, or nationality":   https://srr.ru/category/v-prezidiume-srr/  has 
  the complete text (in Russian), or read the translation on DX World. 

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QSLs received direct  or  through managers:  3B8CW,  3B8M,  3DA0RU,  3X2021, 
4J3DJ, 4L1AN, 4O3B, 5I4ZZ, 5I5TT,  5W1SA, 5Z4/HB9DSP,  7P8RU, 9N7AA,  A52CC, 
A65DR, BW2/JP1RIW,  D60AB,  E20AX,p (AS-125), EA9KB,  ES5TTT, FK8CE,  FK8DD, 
FK8HA,  FK8HM, HI3AA,  HP3SS,  HS0ZDK, HS0ZLE,  IA0/IZ1KHY,  J79SB,  J79WTA, 
JD1BHA, JD1BMH, KH2L, KL0R,  KL7RA, KL7SB,  NP2AR, OD5ZZ, OQ60ANT, P4/DL4MM, 
RI60ANT, S21DX (AS-140), S79VU,  SU9VB, SV2RSG/A,  TM57HNY, TM57STN,  VK9DX, 
VO1GO, VO2MK, VP9KD,  VU2TMP, XV1X,  YJ8RN,  ZB2R, ZP9MCE,  ZS1OPB,  ZS6BNS, 
ZS6TQ, ZS6TVB, ZS6US. 

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