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21 May 2022                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1620

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

3D2/R  - The team expects to set sail from Port Denarau Marina on 20 May  in
         the morning (Fiji time).  They will be QRV as E51DOM/mm  during the
         voyage, which will take about 72 hours.  3D2RRR will then be active
         from Rotuma for a couple of weeks. Plans are to run two stations on
         CW, one on SSB,  and  five on FT8  (Fox & Hound).  "This will be an
         experimental FT8 activity",  they say.  "We will operate two radios
         on the same band  at the same time".  QSL via Club Log's OQRS.  Up-
         dates will be posted to https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup.
3X     - 3X1A is the new callsign issued to Jean-Philippe, F1TMY, previously
         active as 3X2021.  He has been stationed in  Conakry, Guinea  since
         September 2021, and  expects  to remain  there for quite some time.
         QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
EA8    - Look for EF0F/8  to be active  during  this year's  His Majesty the
         King of Spain CW Contest (21-22 May) from La Palma, Canary Islands.
         This operation  is an effort to help  local amateur radio operators
         affected by the 2021  Cumbre Vieja  catastrophic volcanic eruption.
         So, while  bureau cards can be sent to  EA4URE as usual,  those who
         wish to help out  or receive a  direct card can send  their request
         via EA4BQ. Contributions will be donated  to the Union de Radioafi-
         cionados del Valle de Aridane (EA8URA).  The KOS Contest  rules can
         be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/EF0F.
F      - For the 70th year the Association des Radioamateurs  de  la  Sarthe
         (F6KFI) will operate a special event station for the  24  Hours  of
         Le Mans. Look for TM24H on 29 May-12 June, with activity on various
         bands and modes (SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, FT8). QSL via Club Log's OQRS,
         or via F6KFI.
F      - Special callsign TM61TC  will be activated on  30 May-4 June  cele-
         brating  Claude Chappe's  invention of the optical  telegraph,  the
         first practical  telecommunications system  of the  industrial age.
         QSL via the bureau. [TNX F8REF]
HA     - Istvan, HA0KA and a large group will be active as  HG0WFF  from the
         Protected Landscape Area  of Kesznyeten  on  21-22 May.  They  will
         operate CW, SSB  and digital modes  on the HF bands and 6m. QSL via
         Club Log's OQRS, LoTW  or via HA0HW (bureau).  The HA Flora & Fauna
         Award  programme's  website:  http://wff.pannondxc.hu/en/index.php.
         [TNX HA0HW]
HC     - Members of the Ecuador DX Club will be active as HD1E on  23-24 May
         to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the  Battle of Pichincha  (24
         May 1822),  which  gave independence to Ecuador. QSL via LoTW.  See
         https://ecuadordxclub.org/bicentennial  for the  commemorative cer-
I      - ARI Torino (IQ1TO)  will set up  a  station at  the  RAI Radio  and
         Television Museum (https://www.rai.it/museoradiotv/) and be QRV  as
         II1MRTV on 21-22 May between 8.30 and 16.30 UTC.
JA     - Take, JI3DST  will be active again from  Shodo Island (AS-200)  be-
         tween 15 May and 4 July.  He will operate SSB and CW  as  JI3DST/5,
         JJ5RBH and JS6RRR/5, as well as JS6RRR/p on FT8.  The QSOs will  be
         made available for both  Club Log  and  LoTW Matching  on the  IOTA
SV     - Erwin, DK5EW will be active as SV8/DK5EW from Santorini Island (EU-
         067, KM26qi) on 23-28 May,  and as  SV9/DK5EW from  Crete  (EU-015,
         KM15wl) on 30 May-10 June.  This will be a 144 MHz operation  (EME,
         Meteorscatter and Sporadic-E).  QSL direct to home call and  "later
         upload to LoTW".  See  http://dk5ew.com/ageanisland-2022/  for more
UA     - Commemorating the 117th anniversary  since the birth of  Mikhail A.
         Sholokhov  (the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature),  special callsigns
         R117MS and UE37MS will be active on  23-29 May during the 37th edi-
         tion of the Sholokhov Spring Festival. A certificate will be avail-
         able on https://hamlog.online/club/mdxc. QSLs via RQ7L.
VP5    - VP5/K4BAI and VP5/K4QPL  will be QRV from  Providenciales (NA-002),
         Turks and Caicos,  on 24-31 May.  QSLs  via home calls.  They  will
         participate in the  CQ WW WPX CW Contest as VP5M  (QSL via LoTW, or
         direct to K4QPL). [TNX NG3K]
VP8    - Look for Laurie, G3UML  to be active as  VP8TLE  from the  Falkland
         Islands (SA-002)  until  24 May.  "This  is not  primarily  a radio
         trip", he says, "but I do hope to get some time in on the air" from
         VP8LP's station.  He will operate SSB only,  most likely  on 20, 15
         and 10 metres. QSL via G3UML.
XE     - Special event station XI8RM will be QRV on 19-28 May during the 8th
         edition  of the  Rally Maya Mexico.  Activity  is expected  to take
         place on 80-6 metres SSB, FT8 and FT4 from  Cancun (19-21 May, grid
         EL61),  Chiquila  (22-23 May, grid EL61),  Uxmal  (24-26 May,  grid
         EL50) and  Riviera Maya (27-28 May, grid EL60).  QSL via EA5GL  and
         LoTW. See http://radioaficionados.mx/xi8rm for more information.
XE     - Zalo, XE3N  plans to be active  holiday style as  XF3N  from Holbox
         Island (NA-045) on 22-23 May.  He will operate SSB, FT8 and FT4  on
         40-6 metres. QSL via EA5GL and LoTW.
YB     - YB8HZ, YB8DKL, YC8AQY, YC8BNZ and YC8ES  will be active from  Pulau
         Sapuka Besar (OC-247) on 27-29 May.  Plans are to be QRV  on the HF
         bands and 6 metres. [TNX JN6RZM]

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

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CY0S ---> The DXpedition to Sable Island (NA-063) is expected  to take place
sometime in October or November  [425DXN 1619].  "As planning continues, the
CY0S team faces  significant costs.  This is by far  the most expensive  CY0
DXpedition ever.  The budget for this  DXpedition is $65,000.  The team will
charter the  Sable Aviation  fixed wing aircraft, as well as the  Vision Air
Sikorsky SK-76 helicopter. The team will require two round trip flights with
Sable Aviation  and two round trip flights with  Vision Air.  These charters
are at a very significant cost.  Additionally, Parks Canada  charges for the
use of the Visitor Quarters next to the Sable Station. The team members have
committed to paying a minimum of 50% of the cost of the DXpedition. Current-
ly, our fund raising is just starting to ramp up.  We encourage DXers world-
wide who need CY0 to support our efforts": https://cy0dxpedition.net/.

QSL VIA EA5GL ---> Pedro, EA5GL has picked up the QSLing for OC3I  from Isla
Los Chimus  (SA-074,  February 2004).  See https://www.qrz.com/db/EA5GL  for

UT5UY ---> The well-known DXpeditioner  Alexey Yakovlev, UT5UY  has reunited
with his family in Finland. The war in Ukraine has become a heavy weight for
the whole world and amateur radio operators alike. A month in the bomb shel-
ter affected UT5UY's family tremendously,  and it became clear that only one
option remained for him:  to send his family overseas to safety,  while Alex
remained in Ukraine  defending his homeland.  This is the time  when the ham
community got together  to help rescue  his family  and provide them with  a
reasonable life outside Ukraine.
With  the war  continuing  and with  no end in sight, Alex,  with a  special
permit, came to Finland to join his wife Sasha and son Daniel.  Alex arrived
on 16 May, with only one suitcase  and  his laptop computer.  He has already
received his  new Finnish radio license,  and you will soon be able  to hear
It was  amateur radio  that has helped  Alex's life improve  for the better.
Thank you to the group behind the scenes:  K0IR,  K3ZO,  N7NG,  N7NR,  N9US,
NG0Z, NY9H, W0GJ, W0ZT, W3UR, WB9Z, OH1DV, OH1TV, OH7EA,  the Metro DX Club,
the Northern Illinois DX Association, as well as SP7VMM and SP7VUM, who pro-
vided the land transportation in Poland.
Many people  have inquired about  an opportunity  to help Alex  with his new
beginning:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ut5uysupport.  If  you have  any
questions or need additional details for your support, please contact Adrian
KO8SCA ([email protected]) or Martti OH2BH ([email protected]).

+ SILENT KEY + Gennady "Gene" Shulgin, RZ3CC  (ex RA6FAD, UA9YX, UA3ACM  and
UZ3AU)  passed away  on  11 May  aged 81.  A prominent and  highly respected
figure in the Russian  amateur radio world,  he was decorated for his volun-
teer work after the Chernobyl disaster  and the Armenian and Iranian  earth-
quakes.  Over the years Gennady Grigoryevich  participated in a few  DXpedi-
tions, notably the first two 4J1FS operations from Malyy Vysotskiy (1988 and
1989),  and in  1989  the first ever  USA-USSR joint operation  (US0SU, Ayon
Island).  He also joined Dmitry Kravchenko's 1980  archaeological expedition
to Novaya Zemlya (EU-035), where he was active as R1P.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B9FR       M0OXO       FM5BH       W3HNK       RP77KD      UA4AJD
3D2EZ       SP5ES       FR5FC       EA7FTR      RP77KPA     RW3O
3Z75ZOT     SP1KRF      GM4FOC      G3SWH       RP77LG      RU3KO
4D3X        W3HNK       HC2EP       EA7FTR      RP77M       R5CA
4L1AN       N4GNR       HC5AI       EA5GL       RP77NP      R5EO
4U29MAY     9A2AA       HG50FY      HA8FY       RP77OM      UA6J
4U9A        9A2AA       HH18MAI     N2OO        RP77OP      RT1L
4X0RMN      4X6ZM       HI3A        EB7DX       RP77OT      RA4PBE
5H2RE       4Z4DX       HI3K        EB7DX       RP77RK      R1NU
5P1EG       SP1EG       HI8DL       NK4Q        RP77RT      RA4R
5R8AL       G3SWH       HP1RIS      HP1ALX      RP77SE      RQ7R
5Z4BU       EA5GL       HS0ZJF      ON4AFU      RP77SG      R4ACY
5Z4VJ       M0URX       HS0ZMO      DH7OT       RP77SK      RN3RQ
7X2GK       IK2DUW      HS0ZOA      EB7DX       RP77SP      R3OS
8P2K        KU9C        HZ1WTIS     HZ1SAR      RP77T       R2PT
9G1SD       AB0GC       IB5B        IK5AEQ      RP77TS      RU9SO
9G5AR       N4GNR       IB7B        IZ7AUE      RP77U       RG8A
9K2JJ       EA5GL       II2S        IZ2FOS      RP77UR      UA9CKP
9K2NO       EC6DX       II7C        IZ7FLP      SN0ZOFIA    SP3PGR
A42K        EA5GL       II8K        IZ8EPX      SN150BRAIL  SP2PBY
A61BG       EA7FTR      IO0A        IK0XBX      SN75LMR     SQ3LMR
A61R        EC6DX       IO6A        IZ6BRJ      SN75ZOT     SP1PMY
A91GCC      EC6DX       IO7T        IZ7ECL      SN760SWA    SP3BBS
A91WTIS     EC6DX       IR2Q        IK2PFL      SP20SDW     SP3POB
AP2SD       EA5ZD       JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY [d]  SP46JB      SP8PZI
AP2TN       RW6HS       JG8NQJ/JD1  JG8NQJ   SQ75ZOT     SP1EG
CE2SV       N7RO        JT4RR/p     EA5GL       SU9VB       UA4WHX
CN66DEM     CN8ZG       JV0YU       RW6HS       SX2PS       SV2JQA
CN66PA      CN8ZG       KP2B        EB7DX       T42ITU      M0OXO
CN66QR      CN8WW       LU1HHT      EC6DX       T88JH       JR3QFB
CN66ZG      CN8ZG       MS0EPC      MM0DFV      T88SG       JK1SZX
CQ3J        CT3MD       N1TX/KL7    EA5GL       TM20KFZ     F4FCE
CR3DX       OM2VL       NL8F        N7RO        TM230TOCC   F5MCC
CS22EU      CS5LX       OT2022EPIC  ON4PRA      TM240HUBB   F4FCE
CT9ABV      DL5AXX      OY9JD       EA5GL       TM35FIST    F6JOE
D2EB        IZ3ETU      OZ50DDXG    OZ1ACB      TM37UFT     F4GLJ
D44RO       F5IRO       PA22MILL    PA2AM       TM3ZZ       F4HIK
D4L         IK2NCJ      PA50PKZ     PA2PKZ      TM9C        F5OHM
DL75OBY     DF2NU       PA6TIEN     PA3CBH      V31AE       EB7DX
DU6/PE1NSQ  EA5GL       PC70RH      PF1SCT      V31WO       WO9K
DV8/KH7EA   SP3SUX      PF99MILL    PF9W        VP8TLE      G3UML
E20AX/P     E21EIC      PJ4DX       M0URX       XI8RM       EA5GL
EA6/4X6TT   N4GNR       PV2K        EA5GL       ZA/G4PVM    EB7DX
EA6/EA3HSO  N4GNR       PX6GOB      PP6AJM      ZA/IK8LOV   IZ8CCW
EP2ABS      RW6HS       RP77AF      R6CS        ZA/MM0NDX   EB7DX
EP2MRK      RW6HS       RP77GRO     RJ3T        ZC4GR       EB7DX
EX/R4FCN    R2BZ        RP77GS      RK9JYY      ZL7DX       M0OXO
EX0DX       HB9DUR      RP77K       R5WW        ZP9MCE      EA5ZD
FG4NO       EA5GL       RP77KC      RN3RQ       ZV1GOB      PP1ZZ

4U1ITU     IARC, P.O. Box 6, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
4Z74TL     Isaac Lindenbaum, 3 Reines Street, 4639003 Herzliya, Israel
9N7AA      Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
AO6EU      Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
           (Barcelona), Spain
HB0/DL2SBY Kasimir Bastian, Grunaeckerstr. 39, 71069 Sindelfingen, Germany
HK0/PY8WW  Fabio Renato Camboim de Araujo, Passagem Ademar de Barros 68,
           Belem - PA, 66060-650, Brazil
J8NKI      Kevin E. Thomas, 235 Littlejohn Rd, Yarmouth ME 04096, USA
K4D        Bruce D. Brady, 208 Mount Tabor Rd, Hot Springs National Park
           AR 71913, USA
KP2M       Fred Bennett, 2253 Mill Creek Road, Newport NC 28570, USA
OH0CO      Bengt E. Karlsson, Laerkstigen 4, SE-546 33 Karlsborg, Sweden
T88HF      Tetsuya Tombe, Lions Plaza Hakusan #1201, Honkomagome 3-1-1,
           Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0021, Japan
TM87C      Stephane Dumaine, 9 La Lande de Lachaud, 87150 Champagnac la
           Riviere, France
VB3EMS     David Lambert, 28 Blue Ridge Cres, London ON N6K 2X1, Canada
VP8CLE     David Houlden, 29 Court Barton, Portland, DT5 2HJ, United Kingdom
W9IMS      Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 30954,
           Indianapolis IN 46230, USA
ZF2OO      Jim Millner, 7010 Gullotti Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952, USA


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