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16 April 2022                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1615 

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

3B8    - Lubo, OM5ZW will be active holiday style as  3B8/OM5ZW  from Mauri- 
         tius (AF-049) from 29 April to 6 May. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY 
         and FT8 on 80-10 metres. QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS. [TNX The 
         Daily DX] 
4X     - The "Land of Craters" programme sees  four special stations operate 
         from the Makhteshim ("craters") in the Negev desert of Israel.  The 
         first  three activities  were conducted  by 4X0ARF (November 2020), 
         4X0GDL (April-May 2021) and 4X0KTN (November 2021)  Look for 4X0RMN 
         to be QRV  from  Makhtesh Ramon  (Ramon Crater),  Israel's  largest 
         national park, on 13-14 May.  Activity will be on 80-10 metres  CW, 
         SSB and FT8,  and the QO-100 satellite  SSB and CW.  QSL via  4X6ZM 
         (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL.  A certificate will be available 
         for working 3 out of 4 stations: see https://www.iarc.org/craters/. 
         [TNX 4X6ZM] 
EA     - Representing  the  three  provinces  of  Aragon,  special callsigns 
         EG2SJH (Huesca),  EG2SJT (Teruel),  and EG2SJZ (Zaragoza)  will  be 
         activated on 23 April to celebrate Day of Aragon  and  the name-day 
         of  San Jorge  (St. George,  Aragon's  patron saint).  QSL via  the 
         bureau. 
F      - Special callsign TM2IF  will be activated  between 22 April  and 13 
         June as a tribute to Jose-Antonio Gurutzarri "Guru" Jauregi, EA2IF. 
         An outstanding personality of the Summits On The Air programme,  he 
         passed away on 11 March aged only 57. QSL via eQSL, paper QSLs will 
         not be available. 
HK0    - Renato, PY8WW will be active as  HK0/PY8WW  from  San Andres Island 
         (NA-033) on  7-12 May.  He plans to be QRV on  40-6 metres,  with a 
         focus on the Magic Band. QSL via home call. 
I      - II1WRTC, II2WRTC,  II3WRTC,  II4WRTC,  II5WRTC,  II6WRTC,  II7WRTC, 
         II8WRTC, II9WRTC,  II0WRTC, IR1WRTC and IO0WRTC (Sardinia)  are the 
         special callsigns  being activated  until the end  of  the  IARU HF 
         Championship  (10 July at 11.59 UTC)  to promote  the  World Radio- 
         sport Team Championship  to be held in Italy in  July 2023  [425DXN 
         1600]. See https://www.wrtc2022.it/en/wrtc2022-award-19.asp for the 
         certificate. Operations started on 1 January; 102 days later, on 12 
         April at  14.03 UTC, the  1,000,000th  QSO was made with AB4SF.  An 
         application  has been filed with  Guinness World Records  for  "the 
         fastest one million amateur radio contacts by an organization". 
I      - Alex, IK8YFU will be active as  ID9/IK8YFU from  Lipari Island (EU- 
         017) on 21-25 April.  He will operate SSB and FT8  on the HF bands. 
         QSL via LoTW or direct to home call. [TNX DX World] 
I      - Look for IY0CG, IY0GA (Sardinia),  IY0IMD,  IY0ORP,  IY0TC,  IY1MR, 
         IY1SM,  IY1SP, IY1TO,  IY4FGM, IY5PIS, IY6GM and IY7M  to be active 
         during the International Marconi Day (23 April). QSL via operators' 
         instructions.  These stations are affiliated to the  "Coordinamento 
         Stazioni  Marconiane  Italiane"   ( http://csmi.altervista.org/wp/), 
         which gathers amateur radio stations operating from historic Marco- 
         ni sites located in Italy. [TNX IS0JMA] 
JA     - JI3DST/6, JJ5RBH/6 and JJ5RBH/p will be active  from  Miyako Island 
         (AS-079) between 20 April and 9 May. Look for activity on 80-2m CW, 
         SSB and FT8.  See qrz.com for QSLling instructions.  [TNX The Daily 
         DX] 
JA     - Look for Kenji, JA4GXS/4 to be QRV from  Ohzu/Otsu Island  (AS-117) 
         on  30 April-1 May.  He will operate CW, SSB and FT8  on 40, 20, 17 
         and 6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World] 
LU_ant - The Argentinian icebreaker "Almirante Irizar" (LU2AIB) will stop at 
         General San Martin Base  on  Barry Island, Antarctica (AN-016)  for 
         four days.  Crew member Claudio, LU3DCK expects to go ashore and be 
         active as LU1ZD between 15 and 18 April. QSL direct to LU4DXU. 
OE     - Special  event station OE22M  will be active to commemorate the an- 
         niversary  of Guglielmo Marconi's birth  (25 April 1874)  and  take 
         part in the  International Marconi Day  (23 April).  QSL via OE1YPP 
         (bureau) or direct to DokuFunk, OE22M, An den Steinfeldern 4A, 1230 
         Wien, Austria. 
PY     - Vinicius, PU2VLW will be active as ZY2WCX from Sao Sebastiao Island 
         (SA-028) on 15-17 April. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 80, 15, 
         12 and 10 metres,  according to the band privileges afforded by his 
         licence class. QSL via PU2VLW (direct only), LoTW, Club Log. 
V4     - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from  St. Kitts (NA- 
         104) on 20-28 April. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 160-6m. QSL via 
         LoTW, or direct only to W5JON. [TNX NG3K] 
W      - Gene, N0MHJ will be active as N0MHJ/4 from Garden Key, Dry Tortugas 
         (NA-079) on 22-25 April. He will operate CW and SSB on 40, 20 and 6 
         metres, starting around 13 UTC and ending around 21 UTC  on a daily 
         basis  (see https://www.n0mhj.net/  for details  about his  planned 
         "hourly operating sked"). QSL via LoTW or direct to home call. 
YO     - YO22WARD is the special callsigns for members of the  Federatia Ro- 
         mana de Radioamatorism to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day on  15- 
         25 April. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. 

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

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INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY ---> Organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur  Club, 
the International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur  radio  event  held 
annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874). It  is 
not a contest, but an opportunity for amateurs  around  the  world  to  make 
contacts with historic Marconi sites  using  HF  communications  techniques. 
This year's event will be held  on 23 April, from  00.00  UTC  to 23.59 UTC. 
Details, including information on the Award Certificates and the listing  of 
participating stations, can be found at http://gx4crc.com/. 

NCDXF DXCELLENCE AWARD ---> Created in  April 2021,  the Northern California 
DX Foundation's "DXcellence Award" is awarded to the "outstanding DXpedition 
of the  last twelve month,  which received funding from NCDXF.  The award is 
intended to recognize excellence in a DXpedition,  exemplified by practices, 
ethics, management, transparency, impact upon the DXing community, and last- 
ly exhibited fun!  The winner of the award is determined by the  NCDXF Board 
of Directors.  The board considers  several factors,  including performance, 
complexity of the DXpedition, impact on Club Log most wanted ranking . Espe- 
cially important are activities associated with humanitarian and education". 
The first DXcellence Award has been conferred on the  S9OK DXpedition to Sao 
Tome (October 2021):  "their team did a terrific job, and after contact with 
Zorro, JH1AJT, planned a visit to the local schools. Useful gifts were given 
to the children for the classrooms  and the children's response  was joy and 
happiness". 

NCDXF OFFICERS ---> The  2022-23 officers  for the  Northern  California  DX 
Foundation were voted in  on 11 April.  The new roster of officers is  Kevin 
Rowett K6TD (President), Craig Thompson K9CT (Vice President), Glenn Johnson 
W0GJ (Secretary) and Don Greenbaum N1DG (Treasurer).  The current  Directors 
are Tom Berson ND2T, Lee Finkel KY7M,  Ross Forbes K6GFJ,  John Miller K6MM, 
Rich Seifert KE1B, Ned Stearns AA7A and George Wallner AA7JV. 
The primary purpose of NCDXF ( https://www.ncdxf.org/) is  to help fund well- 
organized DXpeditions to desirable DXCC Entities, and to support advances in 
DXpeditioning skills, technology and infrastructure.  Those funds come  from 
the  contributions of supporters in the DX community, who "help make DX hap- 
pen". In addition,  NCDXF provides  scholarships to  Contest University  for 
those 25 years of  age  and under;  partners  with IARU to operate the NCDXF 
Beacon System worldwide; supports the World Radio Team Championship. 

TX5N: BAND PLAN ---> The 15 April flight from Papeete (Tahiti)  has been de- 
layed,  and the team  will arrive  at the guest house on  Raivavae (OC-114), 
Austral Islands "too late in the day  to install antennas".  Activity on the 
bands should start around the UTC early evening hours on 16 April.  Look for 
TX5N to operate split on or near (+/- QRM or frequency in use) the following 
announced frequencies: 
CW       1826.5  3523   -    7010  10105  14023  18069  21023  24891  28023 
SSB        -     3790   -    7090    -    14185  18130  21285  24955  28485 
RTTY       -      -     -    7045  10142  14080  18105  21080  24910  28080 
FT8 F/H  1836    3567  5357  7056  10131  14090  18095  21091  24911  28091 
See https://tx5n.net for more information. QSL via M0URX's OQRS. 

WAZ: NEW AWARD MANAGER ---> Jose Castillo (N4BAA)  is the new  CQ Worked All 
Zones Award Manager. He succeeds John Bergman (KC5LK), who has retired after 
managing the WAZ programme since 2014. Effective immediately, all correspon- 
dence  relating to the  CQ WAZ Award programme  should be addressed to  Jose 
Castillo,  6773 South State Road 103, Straughn IN 47387, USA;  or via e-mail 
to [email protected]. 

WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2022 ---> Every 18 April,  radio amateurs  worldwide 
take to the airwaves  in celebration of  World Amateur Radio Day.  It was on 
this day in 1925 that the  International Amateur Radio Union  was formed  in 
Paris.  The IARU  Administrative  Council  has chosen  "Celebrating  Amateur 
Radio's Contribution to Society" as the theme for this year's  World Amateur 
Radio Day. Announced participants in WARD 2022 include stations from 
Bahrain       A91WARD 
Canada        VA2RAC, VA3RAC, VE1RAC, VE4RAC, VE5RAC, VE6RAC, VE7RAC, 
              VE8RAC, VE9RAC, VO1RAC, VO2RAC, VY0RAC, VY1RAC, VY2RAC 
Croatia       9A22WARD 
Denmark       5P0WARD 
France        TM97WARD 
Germany       DA22WARD 
Indonesia     8D97WARD 
Netherlands   PA22WARD 
Romania       YO22WARD 
Saudi Arabia  HZ1WARD 
Spain         EH4WRD 
Switzerland   HB9WARD 
UAE           A60WARD 

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QSLs received direct  or  through  managers: 3DA0RU,  3V8SS,  5R8AL,  5Z4PA, 
7P8RU, 7Q6M, 7Q7CT, 8R1AK/p (SA-068), 9X4X, B2/BY1CY (AS-158), DP1POL, E7DX, 
JY4CI,  KL7FBI (NA-037),  KP3RE (NA-249),  KP4JRS,  LZ1340B,  MP7DX,  OX7AM, 
PZ5KV, SU1SK, SV2RSG/A, T77C,  TL7M, TU5PCT, TZ1CE,  V31GX, YB0AZ,  YC1BIQ/6 
(OC-245), YE1AR/6 (OC-245), Z21A, Z22O, ZF2OO, ZS1C, ZS7ANF. 

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