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19 March 2022                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1611 

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

3A     - Commemorating  the 100th anniversary  of the  passing of  Albert I, 
         Prince of Monaco (1848-1922), members of the Association des Radio- 
         amateurs de Monaco (ARM) will operate SSB, CW and  digital modes as 
         3A5M from 1 April to 31 May. QSL via the bureau.  Prince Albert de- 
         voted much of his life to  oceanography, exploration  and  science; 
         his active involvement in oceanography culminated in his establish- 
         ment of the Oceanographic Institute in Paris and the world-renowned 
         Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. [TNX F6AJA] 
DL     - Peter, DF6QC, will be active as  DA0HEL from  Helgoland Island (EU- 
         127) between 25 March and 2 April.  A side trip to nearby Helgoland 
         Dune is also planned; activity as DL0IH will only be during the UTC 
         morning and early afternoon hours. QSL via DF6QC, direct or bureau. 
F      - Guillaume, F1IEH will  operate  special callsign  TM72FDL  from  27 
         March to 10 April for the traditional "Fete des Lances"  that takes 
         place at Champagne (Sarthe department). QSL via F1IEH. 
FG     - Jean-Luc, F1ULQ  will be active as  TO1Q  from  Guadeloupe (NA-102) 
         from  24 March to 8 April.  He will operate SSB and FT8 , and  will 
         possibly be QRV on satellites and EME as well.  QSL via LoTW or via 
         F1ULQ (direct or bureau); logsearch on Club Log. 
HA     - Special callsigns  HG200AN, HG200DO, HG200EF, HG200IR, HG200OT  and 
         HG200PS [425DXN 1610] will be activated between  15 March 2022  and 
         15 March 2023 to commemorate the 200th anniversary since  the birth 
         of Petofi Sandor, one of the greatest Hungarian poets. QSL via LoTW 
         and Club Log's OQRS. 
OE     - C7A is the callsign for the VIC Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (4U1A 
          https://4u1a.club/) to celebrate World Meteorological Day on  23-31 
         March. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via UA3DX.  This activity counts 
         for Austria for DXCC,  and for the Vienna International Centre  for 
         the CQ DX Marathon. 
OX     - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again as  OX3LX from  mainland  Greenland 
         (NA-018)  on  18-21 March.  He is QRV in his spare time,  typically 
         around lunch time and after dinner (local time is UTC-2),  also at 
         night and  in the morning hours during the weekends.  QSL via LoTW, 
         Club Log's OQRS or direct to OZ0J.
PJ5    - Look for Janusz PJ5/SP9FIH, Roman PJ5/SP9FOW, Dariusz PJ5/SP9MQA to 
         be active  from  Sint Eustatius (NA-145) from  24 March to 7 April. 
         They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on  40-10 metres.  QSLs via 
         Club Log's OQRS, or via SP9FIH (for both PJ5/SP9FIH and PJ5/SP9FOW) 
         and SP9MQA (for PJ5/SP9MQA). 
SP     - Special callsigns HF21DKS (operated by SP9CJM) and SP21DKS (operat- 
         ed by SP3POB) will be activated on 19-27 March  to mark  World Down 
         Syndrome Day (21 March). QSL via the bureau. 
TY     - The Russian DXpedition Team  will be active as TY5RU  from Benin on 
         10-25 October. The team (R4FCN, R5AF, R7AL, R9LR, RA1ZZ, RT2O, RW8A 
         and RW9JZ) will be QRV on 160-6m and the QO-100 satellite,  CW, SSB 
         and FT8  with several stations  and  a wide range of antennas.  QSL 
         via Club Log's OQRS  and LoTW.  Bookmark https://ty5ru.org/en/  for 
         more information and updates. 
VP5    - Ross, W2TT and John, AF3K will be active as VP5/W2TT  and  VP5/AF3K 
         from  Providenciales (NA-002),  Turks and Caicos Islands  on  23-29 
         March.  They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 80-6 metres, 
         and will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as VP5P. QSLs via 
         Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via N2OO. [TNX DX World] 
XE     - Celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the Asociacion de Radio Aficio- 
         nados de la Republica Mexicana,  special callsigns  6D1A, 6D2A  and 
         6D3A will be active from 15 March to 15 April.  QSLs via LoTW.  See 
          http://puebladx.org/spcall/spcall_log_g ... to=ARARM62 for 
         downloadable certificates and QSLs. 
XE     - XI0X is the  special callsign for  Ramon, XE1KK to use  "during the 
         rest of 2022 mostly on digital modes". QSL via LoTW only. 

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

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3Y0J --- > The Bouvet Island 3Y0J team is looking for one more operator, and 
posted the following announcement on 15 March: 
"Specifically we're looking for a NA SSB operator. 
If you always have wanted to go on a most wanted DXpedition like Bouvet then 
send us an email: info[@] 3y0j.no. We would love to have you on the team, and 
can guarantee an exciting challenge! It will be all hard work. You will have
to sail for 10 days,  get seasick,  then carry 6.3 metric ton into a zodiac, 
do a wet zodiac landing,  fight the elephant seals,  climb a rock,  haul all 
equipment up, install the camp in harsh and cold environment,  operate A LOT 
(we have 12 radios, one for each),  sleep in a cold place,  no beer or steak 
being served but you eat MRE,  toilet is w/o insulation - but great seaview, 
be prepared for an emergency evacuation,  and  sail back for another 8 days. 
Team agreement says you can  talk your own native language in the pileup and 
say hello to your friends in  Romania, Germany, Colombia or whatever.  There 
ss no shower for 3 weeks.  The fee for this luxury vacation is only $20,000. 
But you will have the  biggest pileup ever.  And if there is a shortfall  of 
donations you have to pay more. Requirements: 
(1) can take 7 weeks vacation in Jan/Feb 2023 
(2) SSB contester or DXPedition experience 
(3) from NA" 

CY0C ---> "The DXpedition has been authorized", it was posted a few days ago 
to the  Sable Island  DXpedition's website,  "however, the exact date is not 
yet been provided.  The request is for  October 2022.  Indications have been 
positive; however there are still issues for Parks Canada as to the schedule 
due  to  Parks projects  on the island  that will  take priority.  They  are 
working hard  to get the DXpedition  scheduled".  Updates  will be posted to 
http://cy0dxpedition.net/index.html. 

R150WS ---> The team left Sopochnaya Karga on  13 March,  one day later than 
planned, and reached Rykachev Island (AS-104)  on 18 March around 08.30 UTC. 
Activity on the bands is expected to start on  19 March.  As for  the  RI0BI 
operation from Isachenko Island (AS-050),  ice conditions in that area  seem 
to be deteriorating and the situation does not look promising. 

TX5N ---> The Austral Islands DXpedition project [425DXN 1605]  is on sched- 
ule, planned  to be on the air on  16-28 April.  "Several last minute topics 
were discussed during a March 15th team meeting, including entry formalities 
for French Polynesia, the government's required Covid documentation  and the 
operator scheduling.  Our equipment  was delivered to  Raivavae (OC-114)  by 
cargo ship and is now stored at the guest house from where we will operate". 
The team  (K0BEE, K5GS, N6XG, N7BX, N7QT, W1SRD and DJ9RR)  will operate CW, 
SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10 metres. See https://tx5n.net/ for their bandplan 
and other information. QSL via M0URX's OQRS. [TNX K5GS] 

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SOME RESPONSES TO RECENT WORLD EVENTS 

* "After careful  deliberation,  the SP DX Contest Committee,  together with 
  Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and the SP DX Club, has decided to cancel 
  the 2022 SP DX Contest".  The decision was taken on  14 March in light  of 
  the current "extraordinary circumstances", which see Polish amateurs "giv- 
  ing shelter  to Ukrainian refugees in their homes and offering their  help 
  and services in every way possible": https://spdxcontest.pzk.org.pl/2022. 

* The  Latvian Radiosport Federation (LRSF)  supports Ukraine  during  these 
  tough times and invites radio amateurs around the world  to join this sup- 
  port by donating:   https://www.lral.lv/lrsf/index.html.  Over the past few 
  years LRSF founder Yuris Petersons (YL2GM) organized several  DXpeditions, 
  whose team members often included Ukrainian operators. 

* "CQ Communications,  Inc.,  publishers of  CQ Amateur Radio  magazine  and 
  sponsor  of the  CQ World Wide DX and WPX  Contests,  announced today  [17 
  March, Ed.]  that  in light of  the invasion  of  Ukraine  by  Russia  and 
  Belarus,  it will not accept  competitive entries  in any of its sponsored 
  contests by  amateur radio stations in Russia,  Belarus  or the separatist 
  Donbas region of Ukraine  (unofficial D1 prefix).  Logs submitted by these 
  stations will be accepted only as check logs.  In addition,  contacts with 
  these stations by other participants will have  zero point value  and will 
  not count as multipliers. 
  This is in line with a similar action taken by the  Radio Society of Great 
  Britain,  following  the lead  of  other international  sports federations 
  around the world. 
 'We regret the need to take this action',  said CQ Publisher  Richard Ross, 
  K2MGA, 'and recognize that the  vast majority of  our fellow amateurs  who 
  are  affected by it  are  innocent  bystanders  who had no role  in  their 
  government's decision  to invade another  sovereign country.  However,  in 
  light of the great suffering  being inflicted without cause  on the people 
  of Ukraine by Russia's leaders, we cannot in good conscience stand by and 
  do nothing'. 
  The CQ policy will take effect with the 2022 CQ WPX SSB Contest  on  March 
  26 and 27.  Future events will be considered on a case-by-case basis,  de- 
  pending on the situation at that time". 

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AG, 4L1FL, 9H5JY, 9M2SAF/p (AS- 
072),  9M8DEN,  E20AX/p (AS-125),  EA9ACD,  EP2C,  GW5R,  HR9/AD8J (NA-057), 
HS3PHX, HZ1TT, OA9DVK, OE120XGM, PJ7P, PY5ERG, S79KW, SV2RSG/A, TL7M, V31MA, 
WP3C, XV1X, ZP6/N3BNA, ZY6A (SA-023). 

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