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7 May 2022                                                A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1618

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

5X     - Anders, SM0HPL has been active again as 5X7W  from  Kampala, Uganda
         since 1 May, and will remain there until 10 May. He operates QRP on
         40-10 metres FT8, FT4 and CW. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL.
C9     - Kiyo, JA7NQQ has been active as C83YT from Beira, Mozambique  since
         30 April, and will remain there until 14 May.  This is a spare time
         operation; so far he has been spotted on 30-10 metres  FT8 and FT4.
         QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
CO     - Several members of the Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba's  La
         Habana branch will be QRV on all bands and modes as T42ITU on 14-17
         May. The activity commemorates the 157th anniversary of the signing
         of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of
         the  International Telecommunication Union  (17 May 1865).  QSL via
         LoTW.
DU     - Irek, SP3SUX will be active as  DV8/KH7EA  from  General Santos  on
         Mindanao Island (OC-130), Philippines on 14-27 May. He will operate
         CW and SSB on 80-6 metres, with activity "mostly limited to daytime
         operations  to not  disturb  the family".  QSL  via the  bureau  to
         SP3SUX. [TNX The Daily DX]
F      - TM35FIST is the special callsign for  Jean, F6JOE  to celebrate the
         35th anniversary of the FISTS CW Club  (International Morse Preser-
         vation Society)  on 2-15 May.  The Club (https://fists.co.uk/)  was
         founded in 1987 by the late  George Longden, G3ZQS, after recognis-
         ing a need for a club in which  veteran operators  would help  new-
         comers and less-experienced operators  learn and improve  CW profi-
         ciency.
F      - TM37UFT is the special callsign for the 37th annual meeting  of the
         Union Francaise des Telegraphistes, the French CW Society. Look for
         activity on 7-21 May. QSL via F4GLJ.
GI     - The North West Group ARC  (MN0NWG)  will run  special event station
         GB0AEL between 13 and 30 May to commemorate the 90th anniversary of
         Amelia Earhart's transatlantic flight.  QSL via eQSL.  On 20-21 May
         1932,  Earhart  became the  first woman to  fly nonstop  and  alone
         across the Atlantic,  leaving Harbor Grace on Newfoundland, Canada,
         and landing 15 hours later near Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
HB0    - Gerben, PG5M  (http://dx.to/)  will  be active  holiday style  from
         Liechtenstein on 8-15 May. Look for HB0/PG5M to operate CW on 40-10
         metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
HC     - Members of the HCDX Group will be active as HD200BP on 1-31 May  to
         celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha  (24 May
         1822), which earned Ecuador its independence.  Look for activity on
         80-6 metres SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL via eQSL, LoTW or direct to EC5R;
         logsearch on Club Log.
HH     - Members of the Radio Club d'Haiti will be active as HH18MAI on  18-
         23 May.  The special callsign is for  Flag Day,  which commemorates
         the creation of the flag of Haiti (18 May 1803). QSL via W3HNK
JT     - Andrey, R9YU expects to be active soon - indicatively between 7 May
         and 5 June - as  JV0YU  from the  Bayan-Olgii Province  of Mongolia
         (https://www.jv0yu.ru/).  It will be possible to track his progress
         on  https://tnxqso.com/jv0yu#/info (click on "Map").
KH0    - Tom, KH0/KC0W is  no longer  QRV from  his home on  Saipan  [425DXN
         1607],  but is again active  on the amateur radio bands as  KH0W/m.
         "I'm now interested in a new challenge, mobile operating", he says.
         He will operate mainly CW,  with sporadic SSB QSOs in contests.  He
         also plans  to be active from the  American Memorial Park  for POTA
         enthusiasts, and from  Mount Tapochau for SOTA.  QSL direct to KC0W
         and logsearch on Club Log.
SP     - Special callsigns 3Z75ZOT, HF75ZOT, SN75ZOT,  SO75ZOT, SP75ZOT  and
         SQ75ZOT (from Wolin Island, EU-132) will be activated between 1 May
         and 30 August to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the  Polish Ama-
         teur Radio Union's West Pomeranian Regional Branch (Zachodniopomor-
         ski Oddzial Terenowy) in Szczecin. QSL via operator's instructions.
UA9    - Russian Robinson Club's members  Oleg R7LP, Mike RM2E,  Maxim RU5D,
         Eugene RZ3EC, Igor UA0IDZ  and  Igor UA3EDQ  plan  to be active  as
         RI0IR from Nedorazumeniya Island  (AS-059, RRA RR-13-16)  on  22-27
         July, and as  RI0IR/p from  Sikulun Island (RRA RR-13-38)  on 28-29
         July.  QRV dates might change slightly depending on weather  condi-
         tions.  They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres  with two
         stations. QSL via RZ3EC; the logs will be uploaded to LoTW and Club
         Log. See https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/ri0ir for more information.
V4     - Dick, K2KA will be active holiday style as V4/K2KA  from  St. Kitts
         (NA-104) on 8-18 May. QSL via LoTW (preferred), Club Log, or direct
         to K2KA.
VE     - Canada is an independent country, but the  British monarch  remains
         the nation's  head of state.  Celebrating the  Platinum Jubilee  of
         Queen Elizabeth II,  Canadian radio amateurs  are permitted to  re-
         place their normal prefix from  15 May to 14 July:  VA stations can
         use VG, VE stations can use VX, VO stations can use XJ, and VY sta-
         tions can use XK.
VE     - Also celebrating the  70th anniversary  of the accession  of  Queen
         Elizabeth II  is  Ron, VA3CX,  who will be using  special  callsign
         VB3Q70 between 1 May and 30 June. QSL via home call.
VK_ant - Warren, VK7WN  is  based  at  Australia's  Casey Research  Station,
         Antarctica over the austral winter season.  "When weather and spare
         time allow",  he says,  "I will get an antenna up, hopefully soon".
         He will be QRV  as VK0WN;  "LoTW registration underway,  as are QSL
         cards".
W      - Look for W1UAA (SSB and CW)  and  W3UA (digital modes) to be active
         from Nantucket Island (NA-046)  on 7-8 May for the  New England QSO
         Party (https://neqp.org/).  Other Nantucketers  expected to be  QRV
         during the NEQP include K2LEK, ND1L and W2JH.

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

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A SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY EVENT FOR UKRAINE: EA4/UT5UY ---> "Tens of  thousands
of mothers and children  have left their home  without a father,  heading to
the safety of nearby countries and away from the war-zone.  At the same time
the Ukrainian men  stayed behind,  defending their homeland  from this unex-
pected attack on their country.
Amateur Radio was suspended in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, but now there is
an  allowance  obtained  to transmit  amateur radio  remotely,  by using  an
Ukraine CEPT license as long as  the RF emissions are not from the Ukrainian
soil.
Well-known DXpeditioner  Alex, UT5UY went on the air on  4 May as  EA4/UT5UY
using a remote station in  Madrid (Spain).  Amateur Radio  will also be used
during the upcoming  Mother's Day when Alex  will greet his wife, Sasha  and
his  12 year old son Daniel,  currently living in Finland.  This is in  line
with IARU's theme 'Never Alone', and showcasing the fact that  Amateur Radio
has an important role even during the world's most turbulent times.
You can join Alex and his family on the air, on Saturday, 7 May on 14260 KHz
at 11.00 UTC and again at 15.00 UTC,  and give Alex  your moral support that
he and his family needs during these dire times.
Alex is  ever grateful to  Fred, WW4LL from BeLoud.US,  as well as to Jerry,
WB9Z for providing him this remote station opportunity and for bringing  him
back to the amateur radio  brotherhood,  at a time when  moral and  material
support is needed the most.
Warmest regards,
Adrian (LA/KO8SCA), Martti (OH2BH),  Pasi (OH2MZB), Pekka (OH2TA)  and  Timo
(OH5LLR)".

BALTIC CONTEST ---> Citing the  "current  geopolitical situation  in Europe"
and "Ukraine's inability  to participate in radio sports competitions",  the
Lithuanian Radio Sports Federation  has announced  that 58th edition  of the
Baltic Contest,  which was due to be held on  21-22 May,  has been cancelled
(https://www.lrsf.lt/en/).

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
website has been updated.  Sixteen different galleries include  19,743 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].

ROCKALL 2022: POSTPONED ---> "Unfortunately,  it is now  highly  likely  the
Rockall trip  will be postponed  for a year",  DX World  reported on  1 May.
"Sadly, the team  has not been able  to secure  the correct type  of vessel.
Currently,  their only hope  is for  a cancellation  (of another  boat)  and
that's unlikely at this late stage. Rescheduled dates to be announced in the
future".  This year's trip was expected to take place on  6-19 June  [425DXN
1599], and Nobby, G0VJG aimed to be QRV from the island (EU-189) as MM0UKI/p
for a couple of days during that time frame.

YASME FOUNDATION GRANT ---> The Board of Directors  of the  Yasme Foundation
has announced that it made a grant for  the purchase of amateur radio equip-
ment  and accessories  for the  Seychelles Amateur Radio Association  (SARA)
club station. SARA was voted into IARU membership  in late 2019.  Since that
time, membership has grown to thirty-three members, with fifteen holding S79
licenses. The club finished construction of a club building and meeting area
earlier this year.  Previous Yasme grants provided support for  license exam
fees and construction of club facilities. [TNX K4ZW]

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

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CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3B8BAP      N4GNR       B7CRA       BA1GG       LZ330AL     LZ1KCP
4A5M        XE1RE       B8CRA       BA1GG       LZ77ZZ      LZ1ZF
4L1FL       EA7FTR      B9CRA       BA1GG       OD5ET       EB7DX
4O9KOM      EB7DX       C83YT       JA7NQQ      OD5PY       KU9C
4S7VK       DJ9ZB       C91CCY      K3IRV       OE22M       OE1YPP
4U1A        UA3DX       CO7MTL      IK2DUW      OH0Z        W0MM
4U1GSC      9A2AA       CP6CL       M0OXO       OZ5MAY      OZ1ACB
4U1UN       HB9BOU      CR5TOR      CT2IXX      PA100THALES PB2X
4X74OM      4X1OM       CW27U       IK2DUW      PA70VRZA    PI4VRZ
4X74TT      N4GNR       E51CJC      VK5CJC      PG6PEACE    PG5FRL
4Z74MU      4Z5MU       EG1MAR      EA1UVR      PJ4RF       EA5GL
4Z74NB      4Z1NB       EH40URV     EA2URV      PS2GOB      PT2OP
5B4AQC      DK6SP       EH5MCA      EB5GDM      PV5GOB      PP5FE
5P5BI       ON6EF       EI/OP8L     ON8WTF      PW2GOB      PT2HF
5W1SA       JA1DXA      EI0MAR      EI0MAR      PX2GOB      PY2MM
5X7W        M0OXO       ET3AA       N2OO        PX5GOB      PP5ZP
5Z4PA       M0URX       EV77AB      EU1EU       RP77AB      RA0SMS
7X2TT       EA5GL       EV77K       EW8BQ       RP77AO      RZ5D
7Z1AL       EC6DX       EV77PP      EW4R        RP77GD      RA6ADQ
7Z1LR       A61BK       EY8MM       W0VTT       RP77GL      RA4PKK
7Z1TT       A61BK       FM5DN       KU9C        RP77I       RW4HB
7Z1VD       EA5GL       GB0MGY      G6UT        RP77J       RA9J
9K2GR       EA5GL       GB2IMD      GW4TTA      RP77KF      RW4NW
9K2YD       EC6DX       HB9FTS      HB9FND      RP77L       R1AX
9N1CA       EA5ZD       HB9W        HB9DKZ      RP77MEM     R4MA
9N7CI       SP6CIK      HC2EP       EA7FTR      RP77ML      RQ7L
9N7WE       SP9FIH      HC7AE/1     EA5GL       RP77MM      RN3RQ
9V1YC       W5UE        HF18LOS     SP9KDA      RP77NR      R6CR
9Y4GR       EB7DX       HF20CP      SP9SCI      RP77P       RK9LWA
A25VR       VE7VR       HF70RO      SP6PAZ      RP77PM      RN3RQ
A41DX       M0OXO       HI3T        K7BV        RP77SL      RX3Q
A41NN       A61BK       HV1CN       IQ0CV       RP77TG      RG9A
A61C        EA7FTR      HZ1DH       A61BK       RP77TT      R9CX
A61Q        EA7FTR      II1PA       IQ1GE       RP77UAI     RN3RQ
A71AM       M0OXO       II6PAR      IK6XEJ      RP77X       R1II
A92GW/P     EA5GL       IY0GA       IS0JMA      RP77ZKS     RU3T
AN5OKW      EA5WO       IY0IMD      IZ0QPO      SN20CP      SP9SCI
AP2HA       JA1WIO      IY1SP       I1ANP       SN55CHBW    SP5ZIP
AP2IN       IK2DUW      IY1TO       IW1FGZ      ST2NH       EA7FTR
AP2MKS      EA5GL       IY4FGM      I4KMW       TC23APRIL   TA1RJV
AX5GR       M0OXO       IY5PIS      IK5WOB      TG9ADM      EA5GL
AX5IR       M0OXO       IY6GM       IK6VXO      TM400MO     F4DTO
AX5PAS      M0OXO       IY7M        IZ7XNB      TM4JDD      F8KGS
B0CRA       BA1GG       J72IMS      EC6DX       TM8C        F6CUK
B1CRA       BA1GG       J73ESL      EA5GL       UP77POBEDA  RW6HS
B2CRA       BA1GG       JW/NP4G     NP3O        V31MA       M0OXO
B3CRA       BA1GG       JW4D        LA4D        VU4W        YL2GN
B4CRA       BA1GG       JY4CI       K2AX        XE1XR       EA5GL
B5CRA       BA1GG       LI8MAI      LA5YJ       Z21ML       N4GNR
B6CRA       BA1GG       LZ01MLN     LZ1PM       ZW2GOB      PT2NP

AO8EU    Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
         (Barcelona), Spain
BA1GG    Yida Teng, P.O. Box 100029-73, 100029 Beijing, P.R. China
CW0R     Lupo Bano Negreira, Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo,
         Uruguay
CW1GM    Lupo Bano Negreira, Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo,
         Uruguay
EI2IMD   Alan Buckley, Mohurry, Kiltealy, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford,
         Y21 Y928, Ireland
FK8HM    Raymond Merle, Pavillon 1, Rue des Augeres, 77520 Donnemarie
         Dontilly, France
HD200BP  Julio Volpe O'Neil, Partida de Les Salades, Poligono 1, Casa 45,
         03295 Elx (Alicante), Spain
HV0A     Francesco Valsecchi, Via Bitossi 21, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
PZ5JT    11 Luchtmobiele Brigade /Radio-groep, PO Box 9208, 6800 HK Arnhem,
         Netherlands
TR8CA    Jean Charron, 19 rue Gabriel Moussa, 33320 Eysines, France
V47JA    John Abbruscato, 22199 Pine Tree Ln, Hockley TX 77447, USA
VP8VPC   Bob McLeod, 75 Davis Street, Stanley, FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands
YL2GN    Ziedonis Knope, P.O. Box 55, Balvi LV-4501, Latvia

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