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14 May 2022                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1619

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

3B8    - Fabian, DF3XY will be active holiday style as 3B8/DF3XY from Mauri-
         tius (AF-049) from 21 May to 2 June.  He will operate mainly FT8 on
         40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
3D2/R  - 3Z9DX (3D2USU), SP5ES (3D2EZ), SP5MXZ (3D2SP) and a fourth operator
         TBA expect to be active as 3D2RRR from Rotuma (OC-060)  in the near
         future.  Two of them will concentrate on CW, one on SSB, and one on
         FT8 (Fox & Hound)  and FT4.  "Don't be surprised if you see our two
         signals  on the same band  but  different frequencies  (for example
         14.074 and 14.090, or 18.100 and 18.095,  and so on).  One operator
         will operate on 3-4 stations/laptops at the same time.  There is no
         robot involved". See qrz.com for their planned frequencies. QSL via
         Club Log's OQRS.
C5     - Gerard F5NVF, Luc F5RAV  and  Abdel M0NPT will be QRV again as  C5C
         from Kololi, The Gambia from 23 May to 10 June. They will be on 80-
         6 metres CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and the QO-100 satellite. They also plan
         to be active again as C5B from the Bijol Islands (AF-060):  it will
         be a one day operation (date TBA),  indicatively from  8 to 16 UTC.
         QSLs via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to F5RAV.
CY0    - The DXpedition  to  Sable Island  (https://cy0dxpedition.net/)  has
         received "formal written permission", and is expected to take place
         sometime in  October or  November  (exact dates to be determined in
         the next coming weeks).  The team  has applied  for the call  CY0S.
         Nine operators (K4UEE,  K4ZLE,  K5YY,  N2IEN,  N2TU,  W0GJ,  W4DKS,
         WA4DAN and WW2DX) plan  to be QRV on  160-10 metres  for  8-9 days.
         More details will be released in due course.
D4     - Freddy, F5IRO will be active as D44RO from Sao Tiago (AF-005), Cape
         Verde on  8-20 May.  In his spare time,  mostly during his  evening
         hours, he operates QRP on 40, 30 and 20 metres CW, FT8 and FT4. QSL
         via home call (bureau preferred) and LoTW.
F      - The Radio Club de Prix-les-Mezieres  will operate  special callsign
         TM8ADJ on 19-28 May in memory of their friend  Yves Lepicie, F8ADJ,
         who passed away on 13 June 2021. QSL via F4KJP.
F      - Marc, F6HQP  will be active from  Oleron Island (EU-032)  on  20-25
         May.  He could also  be QRV  from the nearby islands of  Nole  (not
         IOTA, DIFM AT-123) and Madame (not IOTA, DIFM AT-024).  Main opera-
         tions will be on 40 and 20 metres SSB.  QSL via the bureau  to home
         call. [TNX F6AJA]
FG     - Reiner, DL2AAZ will be active holiday style as  TO2AS  from  Basse-
         Terre (NA-102), Guadeloupe from 27 May to 10 June.  He will operate
         CW and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
FM     - Gerd, DL7VOG will be active holiday style as FM/DL7VOG  from Marti-
         nique (NA-107) on  11-24 May.  Look for him on 40, 20 and 10 metres
         CW, FT8 and  some RTTY  on request.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW,
         or via DL7VOG (bureau preferred).
FM     - Marius, ON4RU  will be active as  FM/OQ3R  from Martinique (NA-107)
         from 21 May to 4 June. He will operate CW only on 160-10m, and will
         participate  in the  CQ WW WPX CW Contest  as TO3F.  QSLs direct to
         ON4RU. [TNX NG3K]
FT/X   - Arthur Perrin, FT4XW - an electronic engineer  currently  stationed
         at  Port-aux-Francais,  Kerguelen Islands,  until December  [425DXN
         1597] - "has found a location for his equipment and he still has to
         find a place to install his inverted V". [TNX Les Nouvelles DX].
GM     - Bob, W7YAQ will be active holiday style as MM/W7YAQ from the  Shet-
         land Islands (EU-012)  on  21-30 May,  including  the  CQ WW WPX CW
         Contest. [TNX The Daily DX]
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 Club Log's
         OQRS, or via N2OO.
HS     - Champ, E21EIC and others  (E20NKB, E22JTJ, E24OYI, E25KAE,  E25OKO,
         E29TGW, HS2KYA, HS2UPR and HS3NBR) will be active as  E20AX/p  from
         Koh Samet (AS-107) starting around 10 UTC on 15 May  until around 2
         UTC on 17 May. They plan to operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 40-10 metres
         (also 80m, if space permits)  with  two or three stations.  QSL via
         LoTW and E21EIC  (all QSOs will be confirmed automatically via  the
         bureau); logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
I      - The  United Nations Global Service Centre ARC (4U1GSC)  in Brindisi
         is active as 4U29MAY until 31 May. QSL via 9A2AA. The special call-
         sign  promotes  the  International Day of UN Peacekeepers (29 May).
         DXCC wise, it counts for Italy.
JA     - Once again the  ITU Japan Amateur Radio Club  is operating  special
         callsign 8J1ITU until 31 May to celebrate the  World Telecommunica-
         tion and Information Society Day (17 May)  and the creation  of the
         International  Telecommunication  Union.  QSL via the bureau.  Also
         taking part in the celebrations are  A91WTIS from Bahrain  on 11-17
         May  (QSL via EC6DX), and  HZ1WTIS  from Saudi Arabia on  13-17 May
         (QSL via LoTW).
OH0    - Keijo, OG5O (aka OH2OT and OG55W) and Raili, OH2HOD  will be active
         as OH0/OG5O and OH0/OH2HOD from Lemland (grid square KO09cx), Aland
         Islands  (EU-002) on  21-27 May.  They will operate  CW and digital
         modes on various bands, 60 and 6 metres included. QSLs via LoTW and
         Club Log's OQRS. [TNX NG3K]
OZ     - Mike, DG5LAC will be active as OZ/DG5LAC from  Romo Island (EU-125)
         on 15-27 May. He will operate SSB and FT8/FT4 on the HF bands.  QSL
         via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call.
P4     - John, W2GD will be active as  P44W  from  Aruba (SA-036)  on  24-31
         May. Main activity will be during the  CQ WW WPX CW Contest  (28-29
         May), with some spare time operations on 30, 17 and 12m outside the
         contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2MM. [TNX NG3K]
T8     - T88HF, T88JH and T88SG  will be active  on various bands and  modes
         from the Palau Radio Club (https://palau-radio-club.jimdofree.com/)
         on  Koror Island  (OC-009)  on  13-17 May.  QSL  T88HF  via  JF1GHX
         (direct), LoTW and eQSL;  QSL  T88JH via JR3QFB,  LoTW,  Club Log's
         OQRS and eQSL; QSL T88SG via JK1SZX.
V4     - Bob, WX4G will be active again as V48A from  St. Kitts (NA-104)  on
         24-31 May.  He will operate mainly CW, FT8 and FT4,  and will  take
         Part in the  CQ WW WPX CW Contest.  QSL via LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS,
         eQSL, or WX4G.
V7     - Stewie, WV7MS  is a  newly licenced  amateur  who is employed  as a
         firefighter on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands  "for the foresee-
         able future" [425DXN 1614]. Previously QRV as V7/WV7MS, as of 6 May
         he holds the callsign V73MS. He operates SSB on 15, 17 and 20m. QSL
         via eQSL and LoTW.
W      - Bruce, K5TEN will be active again as K4D  from  Dog Island (NA-085)
         on 16-26 May.  He will operate  SSB, CW and FM on 40-6 metres.  QSL
         direct to home call.
Z6     - Bodo, DF8DX will be active as  Z68QQ  from Gjilan, Kosovo  on 23-30
         May.  He will participate  in the  CQ WW WPX CW Contest  as  Z66BCC
         along  with DL2JRM.  QSL Z68QQ via LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS,  or  via
         DF8DX; QSL Z66BCC via DL2JRM.

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

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  April 2022 issue is available for download at
https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA]

4U1ITU ---> The International Amateur Radio Club's station at the ITU HQ  in
Geneva, is back on the air. "The operation is  real and  the station will be
on the air until 3 June",  Hans, PB2T reported on 11 May.  "After a two year
lock down,  the ITU building  in Geneva  is back  in business.  Currently  a
series  of meetings of  Study Group 4 (satellites)  and  5  (terrestrial and
amateur) Working Parties takes place.
The two year lockdown has not been good for equipment and antennas.  Lots of
technical issues had/have to be solved. As it looks now (but we have to wait
and see) 4U1ITU can operate on  WARC bands  with dipole fixed NW/SE  and use
the SteppIR on 40/20/15/10. A second radio is now being set up for  6 meters
including FT8.
This activity will most likely be the last one before the reconstruction  of
the ITU building starting by the end of the year.  The shack will be  closed
soon for several  years.  It is recommended  to fill  empty band slots now".
QSL via  Club Log's OQRS,  or  direct  to  IARC, P.O. Box 6, 1211 Geneva 20,
Switzerland.

YOTA CONTEST 2022 ---> The first session of this year's YOTA Contest,  orga-
nized by the IARU R1 Youth Working Group  in cooperation with the  Hungarian
Amateur Radio Society (MRASZ), will take place on 21 May (0800-1959 UTC)  on
the  five classic bands  CW and SSB.  Everyone can  work everyone.  Complete
rules can be found on https://ham-yota.com/contest.

+ SILENT KEY + Franz Langer, DJ9ZB  passed  away  on 7  May  aged 80.  First
licensed in  1965, he was  an accomplished DXer  with  340/366  and  338/346
(current/total) credited Entities in the DXCC Honor Roll Phone and CW stand-
ings, as well as 2700  DXCC Challenge points;  in 1976 he gained the  5 Band
DXCC, and in 1987 the 5 Band WAZ (200 Zones).
Above all, he participated in  countless DXpeditions, including  VK9ZR (Mel-
lish Reef  and  Willis Islands 1982), FO0XX (Clipperton 1985), PY0SK & PY0SR
(St. Peter & St. Paul Rocks  1991),  ET3DX & 9E2A  (Ethiopia  1993),  3XA8DX
(Guinea 1997), E30GA (Eritrea 1998), 6O1Z (Somalia 1999), J5Z (Guinea-Bissau
2000),  5U7Z  (Niger 2000), XR0X (San Felix 2002), 3C0V (Annobon 2003),  K7C
(Kure 2005), 9U9Z (Burundi 2007), TN9Z (Congo 2007), 9X0Z (Rwanda 2008), K4M
(Midway 2009),  E30FB (Eritrea 2015),  E31A  (Eritrea  1993, 2017, 2018  and
2019),  HK0NA (Malpelo 2012), PJ7E (Sint Maarten 2010), XZ1J (Myanmar 2013),
XZ1A (Myanmar 2016), A5A (Bhutan 2016 and 2018), A50BOC (Bhutan 2019) - just
to name a few.
He also operated from Yemen (7O1A in 1996, which an unfortunate bureaucratic
setback prevented from being acceptable  for DXCC credit),  as well as  from
the now Deleted DXCC Entities  of the  Yemen Arab Republic  (4W1ZB in 1975),
Abu Ail (OE6XG/A in 1979 and J20/A in 1980)  and  Southern Sudan (PA3CXC/ST0
in 1990). In 1982 Franz was inducted into the CQ DX Hall of Fame.
A prolific author,  he documented  many  of his DXpeditions  in a series  of
books (https://www.blurb.co.uk/user/9zulub), and was especially renowned for
his "DX World Guide" (four editions between 1988 and 2018). Franz was also a
founding member  and  President of the  German DX Foundation (1996-2021),  a
long time Director of the International DX Association (INDEXA), and the QSL
manager for several stations.

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 5A0YL, 5H3WX, 5R8AL, 5T5PA, 5Z4PA,
6Y5HN, 6Y6Y, 8P9AN, 8Q7WM, 9N7AA, 9V1VV, CP1XRM, CP4BT, CX5UA, D2EB, E21EIC,
E51BQ, E51WL, EA8DED,  EA9KB, EK1KE, EL2DT,  EX0DX, HD1QRC90,  JT1CO,  JV1A,
KH0/KC0W,  LS2D,  OH0SCA,  OP20FENIKS,  OX7AKT, PY0F,  S01WS,  S9OK,  ST2NH,
SV2RSG/A, SV9IOI,  T47C, TI2YO, TL7M, TO1Q,TO6S,  TR8CA, TZ1CE, V55Y, VK9DX,
WH7T, WP4WW, XT2MAX, XV1X, YB9KA, YB9UA, YI1WWA, Z21ML.

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