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9 April 2022                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1614 

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

8Q     - Braco, E77DX will be active  holiday style as  8Q7DX  from the Mal- 
         dives (AS-013) on 13-27 April.  He plans to be QRV on 80-10 metres. 
         QSL via LoTW and E73Y. 
CT8    - CQ84AS is a special callsign for Tony, CU8AS  to celebrate his 84th 
         birthday on 13-19 April. Located on Flores Island (EU-089), Azores, 
         he will operate mainly CW ("no more than 18 WPM") with some SSB. On 
         16-17 April  he will be QRV only  on 30, 17 and 12 metres.  QSL via 
         HB9CRV and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX] 
EA     - Members of  Radio Club Henares  will be active as  EH4WRD  on  8-24 
         April  to celebrate  World Amateur Radio Day.  QSL via EA4RCH.  See 
          https://www.radioclubhenares.org/eh4wrd/ for the certificates. 
F      - Celebrating  the  15th  anniversary  of  SOTA  (Summits On The Air) 
         France,  special callsign  TM15SOTA  will be activated for  fifteen 
         days between 15 April and 29 May. QSL via eQSL, paper QSLs will not 
         be available. 
F      - Special callsign  TM97WARD  will be activated on  16-25 April  from 
         France  in celebration of  World Amateur Radio Day (18 April).  QSL 
         via the bureau. 
I      - ARI Loano will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on the  HF bands as  IY1TIT 
         on 9-18 April.  This will be part of an educational project for the 
         students of a local high school,  aimed at commemorating the  110th 
         anniversary since the sinking of the Titanic,  celebrating the life 
         and works of Guglielmo Marconi, and highlighting the importance  of 
         the emergency communication system.  QSL via IK1HLG, LoTW and eQSL. 
         [TNX IK1QBT] 
JA     - 8N650JP is the special callsign for JARL's Okinawa Branch  to cele- 
         brate the  50th anniversary  since  the Okinawa Prefecture  was re- 
         turned to Japan (15 May 1972)  after 27 years of American  adminis- 
         tration.  Look for activity between  1 April and 30 September.  All 
         QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. 
PA     - The PA Flora & Fauna Programme will hold an  "activity weekend"  on 
         9-10 April, with various operations taking place from several Dutch 
         nature parks. Special callsigns include  PA225FF,  PA226FF, PA44WFF 
         and PF44F:  "Not real DX, but certainly a lot of fun!",  Enno, PF5X 
         says. See https://wwff.co/2022/04/paff-weekend-april-9-10/. 
SP     - Special callsign  3Z80AK  will be activated between  1 April and 31 
         May for the 80th anniversary of the formation of the  Armia Krajowa 
         (Home Army, the dominant underground resistance movement in  Poland 
         during World War II. QSL via SP1PBW. 
TL     - The TL8AA & TL8ZZ Dxpediton to the Central African Republic [425DXN 
         1613]  has been rescheduled to take place in November,  "at the end 
         of  the  rainy  season".   Bookmark   http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/  for 
         updates [TNX I2YSB] 
V7     - Stewie, WV7MS  is a  newly licenced  amateur  who is employed  as a 
         firefighter on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands  "for the foresee- 
         able future". He will be QRV as V7/WV7MS when time permits. QSL via 
         eQSL and LoTW. 
VE     - Celebrating  its  centenary,  the  Kitchener-Waterloo Amateur Radio 
         Club (VE3IC, https://www.kwarc.org/)  will use three special  call- 
         signs: VC3C for the  Ontario QSO Party (16-17 April), VC3IC for the 
         RAC Canada Day Contest (1-2 July), and VB3C for the  ARRL Field Day 
         Contest (25-26 June). 
VE     - Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again holding a "Get on the Air on 
         World Amateur Radio Day" special event  in which  it encourages  as 
         many amateurs as possible to contact as many RAC stations as possi- 
         ble.  Operating across Canada from  00.00 UTC  to 23.59 UTC  on  18 
         April, the RAC  official stations will be  VA2RAC, VA3RAC,  VE1RAC, 
         VE4RAC,  VE5RAC, VE6RAC,  VE7RAC, VE8RAC,  VE9RAC, VO1RAC,  VO2RAC, 
         VY0RAC, VY1RAC and  VY2RAC.  QSL via LoTW or via the bureau.  Those 
         contacting one  or more of  these stations,  on any band  and mode, 
         will  be  eligible   for  a   special  commemorative   certificate: 
          https://www.rac.ca/certificates/.
VP2V   - Lori KB2HZI, Pat N2IEN, Ray W2RE, Rock WW1X  and  Lee WW2DX will be 
         active as VP2V/N2IEN from  Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023) 
         on 10-16 April.  They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on  160-6 metres 
         with a focus on the higher bands.  QSL via EB7DX.  Follow @WW2DX on 
         Twitter for live updates. 
YB     - 8D97WARD is the special callsign for ORARI, the Indonesian IARU so- 
         ciety,  to celebrate  World Amateur Radio Day on 16-18 April.  Look 
         for activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m SSB, CW, FT8 and RTTY,  plus 
         satellite IO-86 on 435.880 MHz. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, and Club Log. 

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> Michael,  DF8AN  will be touring  the Caribbean  between 
mid-April and early May,  and will be active from  Martinique (FM/DF8AN)  on 
13-19 April and again on 1-2 May; from Dominica (J79MN) on 19-24 April,  and 
from St. Lucia  (J6 callsign TBA) from  24 April to 1 May.  While on  Marti- 
nique, he will be signing  TO8N during the  YU-DX-Contest (16-17 April)  and 
other contests. He will operate mainly CW and digital modes on all bands,  6 
metres included. QSLs via DF8AN, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX] 

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

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3Y0J: LATEST NEWS ---> Pete, N0FW  has been  added  to  the  operating team, 
which is now complete. "Today it is 9 months  until  the operators travel to 
South America to board 'Marama' and go to Bouvet",  the 3Y0J team  announced 
on 3 April. In a couple of weeek's time they will conduct a 4-day  "detailed 
inspection"  of the ship in  Itajai (Brazil),  and  will also  "complete the 
vessel loading plan". 
All team members will then gather in  Norway on 28 April,  and for four days 
they will  "perform a  system integration test  where we will do a  thorough 
test of the radios, amplifiers and antennas in a real environment like  what 
we can expect at Bouvet. During this event team members will practice on the 
installation and familiarize with it.  A lot of equipment  will undergo  its 
final testing and packing, and be stored until the container leaves Oslo  in 
September". Read the complete  Press Release #9 on the DXpedition's website: 
https://www.3y0j.no/. 
A DXpedition to  Bouvet Island  is  "a huge undertaking financially  and  it 
would simply not be possible  without the support from the  vendors,  clubs, 
foundations and individual sponsors".  As of 5 April,  the fundraising camp- 
aign had reached the 85% of its target amount of donations.  "Let's continue 
this path  as we are preparing our next vessel deposit  to be paid in June", 
the team urges. "We can not do this DXpedition without your support - let us 
make this happen together! We have contracted minimum  22 days  at Bouvet so 
this will give everyone a chance to work us both big guns, smaller guns, and 
small pistols". See https://www.3y0j.no/funding for instructions. 

CQ DX MARATHON: NEW MANAGER SOUGHT ---> The CQ DX Marathon is a year-long DX 
hunt, with participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of 
countries ("entities") and CQ Zones during the calendar year.  Since 2005 it 
has been managed by John, K9EL.  He will still manage the 2022 edition,  and 
then  he will step down.  So far, however,  CQ Magazine has not been able to 
find  a  replacement.  "If you  or  any of your contacts  has an interest in 
managing the DX Marathon, please contact me directly.  Finding a replacement 
person or organization now  would provide a lot of overlap time  as there is 
plenty to learn": https://www.dxmarathon.com/special_statement.htm. 

QSL 7Q7CT ---> A "JH1AJT Team"  has taken over  from the late  Yasuo "Zorro" 
Miyazawa  and picked up the QSLing duties.  Use Club Log's OQRS,  or send by 
post to  JH1AJT Team, P.O. Box 8, Oiso-machi, Naka-Gun, Kanagawa,  255-0003, 
Japan. 

QSL R150WS ---> The new QSL route for the recent IOTA DXpedition to Rykachev 
Island (AS-104) is via M0OXO's OQRS: https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/. Cards will 
be printed and available in due course. 

YASME EXCELLENCE AWARD ---> Established  in  2008  by  the  Yasme Foundation 
( https://www.yasme.org/), the Excellence Award  is presented to  individuals 
and groups who, through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication 
have made a significant contribution to amateur radio.  The contribution may 
be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement,  as 
all three are necessary for  amateur radio to grow and  prosper.  The latest 
recipients, announced on 31 March, are: 
* Dan Marler, K7REX - When the COVID pandemic led  to cessation of in-person 
  meetings, training sessions and gatherings, Dan converted a small limited- 
  membership Zoom platform  to the open presentation forum  known as  RATPAC 
  [Radio Amateur  Training Planning  and Activities Committee, Ed.].  In the 
  subsequent two years,  RATPAC has hosted over two hundred online presenta- 
  tions  that  have been viewed by  thousands of  radio amateurs.  Among the 
  wide-ranging topics,  half focus on  public-service communications,  while 
  the rest address technical,  operating,  scientific  and  general-interest 
  topics  offered by a host of presenters. The recordings  of these sessions 
  are available for public viewing, and constitute a  valuable resource  for 
  the amateur radio community [ https://www.youtube.com/c/RATPAC/playlists]. 
* Dr. Gordon Gibby, KX4Z - Gordon  is  a  retired  emergency-room  physician 
  turned high school science teacher who demonstrates how  amateur radio can 
  benefit our communities in a wide variety of ways.   As an ARES leader  in 
  Northern Florida, Gordon promotes and teaches  all aspects of preparedness 
  for disasters, from planning and exercises to building and repairing  com- 
  munication hardware  to understanding official responders' needs,  methods 
  and organization.  He advocates cognizance of the  amateur's role  and its 
  limits,  building trust  and relationships,  and constantly  improving our 
  individual skills.  He is known around the country for his informative and 
  carefully thought out responses to the many questions  from other amateurs 
  seeking to improve their local disaster-response capabilities. 

YOTA SUMMER CAMP 2022 ---> After a two-year Covid-related hiatus,  the Croa- 
tian Amateur Radio Association  (HRS)  will  host  the  10th edition  of the 
Youngsters on the Air Summer Camp  in the city of  Karlovac on  6-13 August. 
This event brings together  young radio amateurs from  IARU Region 1  member 
societies for a week, creating  an opportunity to learn all  about different 
nationalities and cultures,  foster international friendships and  goodwill, 
and learn new amateur radio skills.  Each IARU R1 member society  is invited 
to take part with a team of maximum four persons.  Applications must be sub- 
mitted before 8 May: https://www.ham-yota.com/yota-summer-camp-croatia-2022/ 

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SOME RESPONSES TO RECENT WORLD EVENTS 

* The Czech Radio Club (the Czech Republic's IARU Society) has resolved that 
  "the  OK-OM DX SSB Contest  will be held  under the same rules  as the  CQ 
  contests,  i.e. stations from  Russia and Belarus  cannot participate  and 
  also contacts with them  are not counted".  The contest will take place on 
  9-10 April ( http://www.okomdx.crk.cz/). 

* The same decision has been taken  by the organizers of the  Japan Interna- 
  tional DX Contest (its CW leg will run from 7 UTC on 9 until 13 UTC  on 10 
  April:   http://www.jidx.org/jidxrule-e.html),  as well as  by the  UK  and 
  Ireland Contest Club and the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG). 

* The Estonian Radio Amateur Union (ERAU) has cancelled this year's  ES Open 
  HF Championship, which was due to be held on 16 April. 

* The Royal Belgian Amateur Radio Union (Belgium's IARU Society)  has decid- 
  ed to follow  "the actions of  the mainstream sporting bodies  with regard 
  to  all activities of a  competitive nature such as  contests, awards  and 
  ARDF. Russian and Belarusian radio amateurs are therefore currently ineli- 
  gible to participate in any event that is organised/sponsored by the UBA". 
  The same decision has been taken by  Experimenterende Danske Radioamatorer 
  (EDR,  the Danish IARU Society). 

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES ******* 
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH 
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW 

=================================================================== 
CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER 
=================================================================== 
3B9FR       M0OXO       FK1TS       M0OXO       P40L        WA3FRP 
3Z80AK      SP1PBW      FM1HN       W3HNK       PA50PKZ     PA2PKZ 
4A7A        XE2T        FM5BH       W3HNK       PA65UL      PA5UL 
4D3X        W3HNK       GB20SOTA    M1EYP       PC70RH      PF1SCT 
4L2M        EA7FTR      H25A        LZ3SM       PJ2T        W3HNK 
4U9A        9A2AA       HB0/PA3CNO  PE1FLO      PJ4DX       M0URX 
4X6FR       4X6OM       HB0/PA3HK   PE1FLO      PJ4R        WD9DZV 
5H3MB       IK2GZU      HC4ER       F4BHW       PV2K        EA5GL 
5T5PA       PA5X        HD1A        HC1QRC      PW3PI       PY3CT 
5Z4VJ       M0URX       HD8MD       K8LJG       PX2V        PY2KJ 
6F6F        EA5GL       HF200IL     SP8ZBX      R150WS      M0OXO 
8P1W        KU9C        HG3R        HA3NU       R60DME      RZ5D 
8S0C        SM0MPV      HG7T        HA7TM       RA30FO      RZ5D 
9A5DXX      EB7DX       HG8R        HA8JV       RD30FO      RZ5D 
9A5Y        9A7W        HK1O        EA5KB       RI1PB       UA1QV 
9A655AX     9A5AX       HK3TK       F5CWU       RJ30FO      RD4HX 
9G2DX       EA5GL       IB9A        IZ2FWL      RL30FO      RZ5D 
9G5AF       EA5GL       IB9T        IT9TQH      RY30FO      RZ5D 
9K2OD       EC6DX       II2S        IZ2FOS      SN2B        SP3CGK 
9K9A        EC6DX       II5LDV      IQ5LV       SN760SWA    SP3BBS 
A44A        A47RS       II8K        IZ8EPX      SN7Q        SP7GIQ 
A61BR       EA5ZD       IR2Q        IK2PFL      SO4R        SP4PND 
A71BX       EA7FTR      IR2SM       I2MYF       TF3T        TF3MH 
AM5DMA      EA5PC       IR4M        I4IFL       TG9ANF      VE7BV 
BI4MBC      BA4MY       KP2B        EB7DX       TI7W        M0URX 
C4I         5B4AIE      KP3V        EA5GL       TM22OMAH    PA3EFR 
C4W         5B4WN       LN2T        LA2T        TM240HUBB   F4FCE 
CB3W        XQ4CW       LN8W        LA6YEA      TM40AMRA    F8EFU 
CB6LR       CE6GDR      LO5D        LU8EOT      TM5IB       ON7ZM 
CG3T        VE3DZ       LO7H        EA7FTR      TM72FDL     F1IEH 
CP1XRM      EA5RM       LP1A        EA7FTR      TM8A        F8DVD 
CQ9T        CT3KN       LQ5H        EA5KB       TM9C        F5OHM 
CR3DX       OM2VL       LR3D        EA7FTR      TO1Q        F1ULQ 
CR6T        CT1ESV      LT100KC     LU4KC       TX5AQ       SP7DQR 
CX2CC       EA5KB       LT1E        EA7FTR      UK7AL       EA5GL 
CX7CO       EA5GL       LU1DX       EC6DX       V47T        W2RQ 
D2EB        IZ3ETU      LU5FF       EB7DX       V55Y        DK2WH 
D44EO       SQ9D        LY100BBALL  LY2QT       VE2CSI      M0URX 
D44PM       IZ4DPV      LZ303AT     LZ1KCP      VL6C        VK6IR 
DA0HEL      DF6QC       LZ5R        LZ1YQ       VP5P        N2OO 
DL0IH       DF6QC       LZ60KFZ     LZ1KFZ      WP2Z        KU9C 
DL22PEACE   DF8RJ       LZ6V        LZ2KRM      WP3C        M0OXO 
DP44WCA     DF6EX       LZ77DIG     LZ2VP       XQ3WD       XQ4CW 
DX3H        EA5GL       MM2N        MM0GPZ      YB0AR       EB7DX 
DY0DX       DU1XX       NP2AR       EB7DX       YR8D        YO8KRR 
E2E         E23NEZ      OE0HLF      OE6HLF      YT5A        YT1AD 
E77A        9A2AA       OE0MORSE    OE6VIE      ZP4KFX      IK2DUW 
EE5FG       EA5WI       OE25MFCA    OE6XMF      ZP5AA       ZP5DBC 
EG1SSV      EA1URV      OE2S        OE2GEN      ZP6RAI      IK2DUW 
EI100C      EI3KD       OH0EG       SP1EG       ZS1OPB      N4GNR 
EP2ABS      RW6HS       OK4WFF/p    OK2APY      ZW1CN       PY1BJN 
EP2HAM      M0OXO       OK8CX/p     DL7CX       ZX2P        PT2OP 
EP2MRK      RW6HS       OK8NM       OM2FY       ZX5J        NZ4DX 
EV30FO      RZ5D        OM7M        OM4MM       ZY2K        PY2RIO 
EX2V        RW6HS       OZ50DDXG    OZ1ACB      ZZ1M        PY1SAD 

9H6CAP   John Cassar, Kunvent Tal-Kappucini, Triq Frangisk Saver Fenech, 
         Floriana, FRN 1211, Malta 
9N7AA    Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia 
CR6K     Filipe Monteiro Lopes, Rua Manuel Jose da Silva 184, Espinheira, 
         3720-537 Sao Martinho da Gandara, Portugal 
CR6P     Miguel Goncalves, Rua Doutor Joel Magalhaes 6, 4740-272 Esposende, 
         Portugal 
CV7R     Lupo Bano Negreira, Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo, 
         Uruguay 
DY1T     Thelma C. Pascua, P.O. Box 8137, Paranaque CPO, 1700 Paranaque City 
         Philippines 
E7DX     Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
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 
EE5T     Santiago de La Fuente, Miguel Hernandez 37 Pta. 6, 46970 Alacuas 
        (Valencia), Spain 
FR4KR    Francois Barbier, 5 bis La Marrerie, 50500 St Andre de Bohon, 
         France 
IO9A     Antonello Scauso, Via Tenente Minniti 105, 98057 Milazzo ME, Italy 
J42L     Leo Fiskas, 1 Argyriou Gouzgou, 52 200 Argos Orestiko, Greece 
KP2M     Fred Bennett, 2253 Mill Creek Road, Newport NC 28570, USA 
LW1F     Jesus Rubio, Calle Mendoza 2484, S2000PBF, Rosario, Argentina 
LZ60GR   PGET G.S. Rakovski, ul. General Stoletov 185, 6001 Stara Zagora, 
         Bulgaria 
OG66X    Jouni Mehtomaa,  Kylmalantie 1, FI-92140 Pattijoki, Finland 
OT5A     LiRa, Fortweg 24, 2500 Lier, Belgium 
PA0#MIL  11 Luchtmobiele Brigade /Radio-groep, PO Box 9208, 6800 HK Arnhem, 
         Netherlands 
PV2P     Antonio Nicola Belekas, Rua Visconde de Inhomerim 1093 Ap. 162, 
         Sao Paulo - SP, 03120-001, Brazil 
PX2A     Carlos Adalberto Carareto, Estrada de Santo Amaro 201, 
         Sao Paulo - SP, 05544-000, Brazil 
SJ2W     Per Eklund, Teaterallen 12-0102 lgh 1102, SE-903 64 Umea, Sweden 
SP7DQR   Marek Niedzielski, Skr. Poczt. 25, 25-030 Kielce 10, Poland 
T70A     ARRSM Radio Club, Casella Postale 77, 47890 San Marino, 
         Repubblica di San Marino 
TM6M     Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent, 
         29830 Ploudalmezeau, France 
V31XX    Bill Kollenbaum, 2446 Belleair Rd, Clearwater FL 33764, USA 
VC2A     Victor Androsov, 1185 Rue de Blois, Boucherville, QC J4B 7Z5, 
         Canada 
ZB2BU    Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society, PO Box 292, GX11 1AA, Gibraltar 
ZF2OO    Jim Millner, 7010 Gullotti Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952, USA 
ZM4T     Holger Hannemann, 262 Waimarama Heights, RD12, Havelock North 4294, 
         New Zealand 
ZT1T     Tom Morgan, 58 Piet Retief Street, Robertson, 6705, South Africa 

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