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425 DX News #1613

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2 April 2022                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1613 

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

F      - Special callsign TM5OIS  will be activated on  9-18 April  from the 
         city  of  Abbeville  and  other  locations  in  the  Bay  of  Somme 
         (TM5OIS/p) during the 31st edition of the Bird and Nature Festival. 
         QSL via F5KRH. 
FK     - Jean-Louis, F5NHJ will be visiting his son in Noumea, New Caledonia 
         (OC-032)  from  5 April to 11 June.  He plans to be active  holiday 
         style as  FK/F5NHJ and operate  CW, SSB and digital modes.  The log 
         will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX] 
HC8    - Rick, HC1MD (NE8Z)  and his wife  Maria, HC1MM  will be  active  as 
         HD8MD and  HD8MM, respectively  from Santa Cruz,  Galapagos Islands 
         (SA-004) on 7-14 April.  They will operate CW, SSB, FT4 and FT8  on 
         40-6 metres. QSL via LoTW and K8LJG. [TNX The Daily DX] 
IS0    - Bodo, DF8DX will be active as  IS0/DF8DX  from the  main island  of 
         Sardinia (EU-024) on 9-16 April. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (bureau or 
OZ     - Special callsign 5P0WARD will be active on 18 April  in celebration 
         of World Amateur Radio Day. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL, 
         or via OZ1ACB.  A special award will be available for contacts made 
         with 5P0WARD/xx stations with different suffix extensions;  further 
         information can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/5p0ward. 
OZ     - A team  of eight  Belgian operators  will be  active as  5P5BI  and 
         5P5BI/p from Bornholm Island (EU-030) from 24 April to 1 May.  They 
         will operate CW, SSB and digital modes  on 160-6 metres  with three 
         stations. QSL via ON6EF, direct or bureau. 
PA     - PI750GAZ is the special callsign for VERON District A17 (PI4GAZ) to 
         join the celebrations  for the  750th anniversary since  Gouda  was 
         granted city rights (19 July 1272).  Look for activity from 1 April 
         until 30 September. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via the bureau. 
PA     - The YNOMY DX Group (PD7YY, PE5TT, PF5X and PH0NO) will be active as 
         PA226FF from Nature Park Molenheide (PAFF-0226) and as PA225FF from 
         Nature Park  De Maashorst  (PAFF-0225)  on  9 April.  They will run 
         three stations on CW and SSB, QSLs via Club Log's OQRS. Information 
         about the PA Flora & Fauna Programme: http://www.pa-ff.nl/. 
PA     - Erwin,  PA3EFR  and  others  will  operate  special  event  station 
         PH2022IG on 15-22 April from The Hague for the fifth edition of the 
         Invictus Games,  the  international  sporting  event  for  wounded, 
         injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans. 
PY     - Ronaldo PS8RV, Orlando PT2OP, Adriano PY2ABN, Billy PY2LCD and  Se- 
         bastiao PY2NNM will be QRV as ZW2F from  Ilha Comprida (SA-024)  on 
         5-10 April.  Look for activity on 40-10 metres SSB, CW and FT8.  On 
         9-10 April  there might be some activity on  6 metres  (grid square 
         GG64bx). The log will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log. 
UA     - Weather permitting, Misha, RW3FS and Mike, UA1QV will be active  as 
         RI1PB from Vaygach Island (EU-086) on 4-11 April, and as RI1PA from 
         Kolguev Island (EU-085) on 14-21 April. QSLs via UA1QV. Between the 
         two IOTA operations,  they plan to be QRV as  RW3FS/1  and  UA1QV/p 
         from Naryan-Mar (NO-01 for the Russian Districts Award). 
UA     - Several special callsigns will be activated on  2-17 April  for the 
         30th anniversary  of the  Fifth Ocean Ham Aviator's  Club:  RA30FO, 
         RD30FO,  RG30FO,  RJ30FO,  RK30FO  (Kaliningrad),  RL30FO,  RO30FO, 
         RU30FO and RY30FO. Also joining the celebrations are expected to be 
         EV30FO from Belarus and SX30FO from Greece (1-30 April). A certifi- 
         cate will be available on https://hamlog.online/club/5ocean/441/. 
VK9N   - Chris VK3QB, Luke VK3HJ and Alan VK6CQ will be active as VK9NT from 
         Norfolk Island (OC-005) on  14-25 April.  They will operate CW, SSB 
         and FT8 on 160-10 metres and "some basic 6m".  QSL via M0OXO's OQRS 
         ( https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/).  Updates will be posted  to  VK9NT's 
         page on qrz.com 
XT     - Max, DK1MAX will be active again as XT2MAX from Ouagadougou, Burki- 
         na Faso on  7-20 April.  He will operate CW, digital modes and some 
         SSB with a focus on the higher bands.  QSL via EA5GL and LoTW, log- 
         search on Club Log. 

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

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CQMM DX CONTEST ---> The CQ MM DX Contest, organized by the  Juiz de Fora CW 
Group, will be held  on  16-17 April.  It will run from  9 UTC  on  Saturday 
through  23.59 UTC on Sunday, on  80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW.  Complete 
details,  including  the results  of  the 2021  edition,  can  be  found  at 

QSL E51WL ---> Warwick, E51WL on Penrhyn Atoll (North Cook Islands)  has run 
out of blank cards. "My QSL card resupply from the Ukraine just escaped  the 
conflict, but then it became lost in Iceland",  he says.  Once found, it was 
sent  "half way around  the world  by air  to the  South Cooks,  for onwards 
transport by sea".  The ship was one day away from Penrhyn when she run into 
a reef and let in water:  "now they can't tell me about the mail,  it should 
have been in  safe keeping,  but we don't know.  Please hold on the requests 
for cards, I don't have any".  Updates will be posted to E51WL's  QRZ  page. 

TL8AA & TL8ZZ: CANCELLED ---> The  Italian DX Team's DXpedition to the  Cen- 
tral African Republic has been cancelled at the very last moment.  They were 
supposed to be QRV as TL8AA and TL8ZZ from March 27 to April 9. "Most unfor- 
tunately,  some cases of meningitis in Bangui  prevented our departure  from 
Milano Malpensa",  Silvano, I2YSB says.  "No  prior warning  was  issued  by 
either the Central African Embassy in Paris,  the Government at the destina- 
tion or Air Morocco. Just try to imagine our surprise and regret". Hopefully 
the expedition will be rescheduled at a later date. 


QSLs received  direct  or  through  managers:  3B8HH,  3D2CR (2019),  3D2TS, 
3X2021, 4L1MA, 5H1EE, 5P1KZX, 7Q7CT, 7X4AN, 9H1ES,  9K2HN, 9V1YC, 9X4X, B0A, 
J5HKT,  J5T, J68HZ, P4/DL4MM,  PJ2/AC6ZM, PJ7P,  PX2A, TL7M, V26K,  V4/KG9N, 
VP2EIH, VU2DSI, Z21A, ZD7BG, ZY6A (SA-023).


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