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28 May 2022                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1621

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

3D2/R  - The 3D2RRR  DXpedition team  has been active  from  Rotuma (OC-060)
         since 24 May,  and plans to remain QRV  until 5 June  "depending on
         weather forecast for return voyage to Fiji".  As of 27 May at 6 UTC
         the team had reached the 20,000 QSOs mark. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
         See https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup for updates.
9M2    - Special  callsign  9M22DX  will  be  activated  from  West Malaysia
         throughout June.  A SOTA  operation  will be conducted  from  Bukit
         Perangin on 3-5 June.  QSL direct to  9M2CDX;  the log  will be up-
         loaded to Club Log on a daily basis.
9X     - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as 9X2AW from Rwanda (KI48xe) on
         1-22 June.  Hoping to be QRV on all bands and satellite QO-100,  he
         will operate FT8, CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.
EA     - Georgette ON6AK/EA5HZC,  Jean  ON5JV/EA5HZB  and  Paco ON6LP/EA5GVJ
         will be active  as  EH5SUB  during  the  Museum Ships Weekend  (4-5
         June).  Activity  will take place  from  the "Delfin",  a submarine
         formerly in service with the Spanish Navy, and now moored in Torre-
         vieja. QSL via EA5GVJ. [TNX ON5JV]
EA8    - The  Union de Radioaficionados de Las Palmas (EA8URL)  will operate
         special callsign EG8CID on 27-30 May.  Look for activity on 40, 20,
         17, 15, 10, 6 and 2 metres SSB, CW and digital modes.  QSL via LoTW
         and EA8URL.  Celebrating the anniversary  of the  local  autonomous
         Parliament's first session in 1983, the Canary Islands Day  (Dia de
         Canarias) is observed annually on 30 May.
F      - Mehdi, F5PFP will be active as  F5PFP/p on  30 May-5 June  from the
         five beaches (Sword, Juno, Gold, Utah and Omaha) where the Normandy
         landings took place on D-Day (6 June 1944). More information can be
         found on https://www.qrz.com/db/F5PFP.
FG     - Reiner, DL2AAZ will be active  holiday style as  TO2AZ  from Basse-
         Terre, Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 27 May to 10 June.  He will operate
         CW and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
G      - Having acceded  to the throne  in 1952,  Queen Elizabeth II  is the
         first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee. To mark this
         historic milestone, seven special event stations  will be activated
         from the United Kingdom's Home Nations and Crown Dependencies on 1-
         28 June, particularly  over the long  Jubilee Bank Holiday  weekend
         (2-5 June):   GB70E (England),  GB70M  (Scotland),  GB70W  (Wales),
         GB70I  (Northern Ireland),  GB70J  (Jersey),  GB70U (Guernsey)  and
         GB70D (Isle of Man). QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.  More informa-
         tion  about  the  GB70  special  event  project  can  be  found  on
G      - Due to the postponement  of the  expedition to  Rockall  until June
         next year  [425DXN 1618],  five team members  will conduct a  "pre-
         expedition training" from Goose Rock (EU-005), an uninhabited rocky
         islet off the coast  of Newquay  in Cornwall,  on 6-9 June.  Nobby,
         G0VJG will be testing his radio equipment and be QRV as G0VJG/p.
HA     - The Hungarian Amateur Radio Society (MRASZ)  will run special event
         station HA5SPORT  on  27-28 May  during this year's edition  of the
         "Choose Your Sport"  event  in  Budapest.  QSL via the bureau.  See
         https://www.qrz.com/db/HA5SPORT for the certificate.
HS     - Special event station E2WRTC will be active from  1 June to 30 Sep-
         tember, on 160-10 metres CW and SSB, to promote Thailand's partici-
         pation in the World Radiosport Team Championship 2022 to be held in
         Bologna, Italy,  in July 2023.  QSL via LoTW and E21EIC  (all  QSOs
         will be confirmed automatically via the bureau); logsearch and OQRS
         on Club Log. For the very first time Thailand has managed to quali-
         fy as a  full team  at  WRTC:  the  Team Leader  will  be  Champ C.
         Muangamphun  (E21EIC),  who  has  chosen  Weerapat  Mew  Tangkleang
         (E29TGW) as his Team Mate.
I      - Special callsign IR4DX will be in use between 1 June and 30 Septem-
         ber for various activities, including participation in the Interna-
         tional Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (20-21 August) from Goro Light-
         house. QSL via eQSL and LoTW.
I      - Launched in 1904, the "Elettra" was a two-masted steam  yacht  that
         Guglielmo  Marconi  used  as  a  floating  laboratory   for    many
         experiments. Part of her  keel  stands  in  the  grounds  of  Villa
         Griffone, at Pontecchio near Bologna, from where ARI  Fidenza  will
         be active as IY4ELE during the Museum Ships  Weekend on  4-5  June.
         QSL via IQ4FE.
I      - Francesco, IK6QON will be active holiday style as  ID9/IK6QON  from
         Lipari Island (EU-017) on 4-10 June.  He will operate CW and SSB on
         80-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
I      - Italian DXpedition Team  members  I2PJA, I2YSB, IK2CKR  and  IK2HKT
         will be active as  IF9IDT from  Favignana Island (EU-054) on  10-16
         June. They will operate SSB, CW, and FT8 (F/H mode) on 80-6 metres.
         QSL via I2YSB. See http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/  for more information,
         band plan and OQRS for direct cards included.
JD1_oga- Nobu, JA0JHQ (https://pandasan.jimdofree.com/) will be active again
         as  JD1BOW  from  Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara  from 27 May to 19
         June. He will operate CW, SSB and some FT8 (especially on 6 and 2m)
         and will participate in the  All Asian DX CW Contest  (18-19 June).
         His plans also include some mobile SOTA activity as JA0JHQ/JD1 from
         Mount Chuo, Mount Mikazukiyama and/or Mount Chibusa.  QSL via LoTW,
         via the bureau to JD1BOW, or direct to JA0JHQ.
JY     - Stations from Jordan  (e.g. JY76CI, JY76HX, JY76IB, JY76MM, JY76FA,
         JY76JB) are using the special prefix JY76 on 25-29 May  in celebra-
         tion of Independence Day and the  Kingdom of Jordan's 76th anniver-
         sary (25 May 1946). QSL via operator's instructions.
OX     - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again as  OX3LX from Kangerlussuaq on the
         main island of  Greenland (NA-018) on 27-30 May.  He will be QRV in
         his spare time, typically around lunch time and after dinner (local
         time is UTC-2), also at night and  in the morning hours  during the
         weekends.  He might also go to  Simiutaq Island (NA-220)  for a few
         days  after mainland activity.  QSL via LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS,  or
         direct to OZ0J. [TNX DX World]
OZ     - Stefan, DL7AOS will be active holiday style as 5P5K  from  Romo Is-
         land (EU-125) on 4-18 June.  He will operate mainly SSB and digital
         modes on 80-6 metres. QSL via DL7AOS (direct or bureau),  and LoTW.
         The phone QSOs will be posted to  https://qsorder.hamradiomap.com/.
         [TNX NG3K]
PA     - PA22ARDF is a  Dutch special event station promoting  Amateur Radio
         Direction Finding (aka radio-orienteering or fox-hunting). Look for
         activity from  26 May until 7 June.  All QSOs will be confirmed via
         the bureau; direct cards should be requested via Club Log's OQRS.
SM     - Lars, SM6CUK will be active holiday style as SA6G/7 from Ven Island
         (EU-137) on 6-12 June.  He will operate CW and some SSB on  40-10m.
         QSL via SM6CUK and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
SP     - SN35FISTS is the special callsign  for Adam, SQ9S  to celebrate the
         35th anniversary of the FISTS CW Club  (International Morse Preser-
         vation Society, https://fists.co.uk/)  from  24 May until  30 June.
         All QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
UA     - Special callsigns R19UGRA,  R19JHM, R19JIG, R19JKG, R19JMG, R19JNV,
         R19JRA and R19JSV  will be active between  27 May and 10 June  from
         the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra (Tyumen Oblast)  in support
         of  the  XIX International Environmental  Action  "To Save and Pre-
         serve". QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
VP9    - Yuri, VE3DZ will be active from  Bermuda (NA-005) as  VP9/VE3DZ  on
         23-26 May and 31 May-2 June.  He will also  be using  the  "support
         Ukraine" callsign VP9UKR on 27-30 May, including an entry in the CQ
         WW WPX CW  Contest.  He will operate mainly CW,  with some FT8  and
         SSB. QSL both calls via VE3DZ.
YB     - Look for YB9GV/p,  YC9KNX/p  and YD9GHS/p  to be active from  Mount
         Rinjani, the second highest volcano in Indonesia, on  Lombok Island
         (OC-150) on 3-5 June.  They will be QRV on 40 and 15 metres  mainly
         SSB, possibly with some FT8, RTTY and CW. QSL direct to HA3JB (OQRS
         on https://www.ha3jb.com/oqrs.html).
YB     - The new dates for the IOTA operation from  Pulau Sapuka Besar  (OC-
         247) [425DXN 1620] are  25-29 June.  Plans are for  YB8HZ,  YB8DKL,
         YC8AQY, YC8BNZ and YC8ES  to be QRV on the  HF bands  and 6 metres.
         [TNX JN6RZM]

CQ WW WPX CW CONTEST --->  The  following  stations  have  announced  their
participation in this year's event (28-29 May):
Call        Category          Country               QSL         
3V8SS       SOAB              Tunisia               LoTW/LX1NO  
4L8A        SOSB 15m          Georgia               LoTW/M0OXO  
4T4T        SOSB              Peru                  OA4DX       
7A2A        M/S               Indonesia             LoTW        
9K2K        SO HP             Kuwait                LoTW/EC6DX  
CG2Z                          Canada                LoTW        
D4Z         M/S               Cape Verde            LoTW/IK2NCJ 
KP2B        SOAB              US Virgin Isls        EB7DX       
NH7T        M/M               Hawaii                NH7T        
OZ5W        M/2               Denmark               LoTW        
P44W        SOAB              Aruba                 LoTW/N2MM   
PJ2T        M/?               Curacao               LoTW/W3HNK  
TM9C        SO                France                F5OHM       
TO3F        SO                Martinique            ON4RU       
V48A        SOAB HP           St Kitts & Nevis      LoTW/WX4G   
VP5M        M/S LP            Turks & Caicos Isls   LoTW/K4QPL  
VP9UKR      SOAB              Bermuda               VE3DZ       
WP3C        SOAB              Puerto Rico           LoTW/M0OXO  
XK1AAA                        Canada                LoTW        
XR2K        SOSB 10m          Chile                 LoTW/CE2ML  
Z66BCC      M/?               Kosovo                DL2JRM      
ZF2SS       SO                Cayman Isls           LoTW        
ZL3X        M/S               New Zealand           LoTW        
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by  Bill, NG3K  at https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxc2022.html - good contest to
you all!

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

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CQ AMATEUR RADIO HALL OF FAME ---> The CQ  Amateur  Radio  Hall of Fame  was
established in  January 2001 to  recognize  individuals - radio amateurs  or
not - who significantly affected  the  course of  Amateur Radio, as  well as
radio amateurs who have made  significant  contributions  either to  amateur
radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on  our
planet. The 2022 inductees are:
* Franklin P.  Antonio,  N6NKF (SK),  co-founder  of  Qualcomm,  whose chips
  underlie much of our modern technology.  Antonio was particularly involved
  in the company's satellite work and was a philanthropist as well, donating
  $30 million to the University of California at San Diego as seed money for
  a new engineering building.
* Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC/OE3WHC (SK),  journalist  and  broadcaster  on Radio
  Austria  International;  founder of  Austria's  radio documentary  archive
  (DokuFunk), now the world's largest archive  on the history of radio,  in-
  cluding the YASME/Colvin collection; literary translator and  2017 recipi-
  ent of the IARU Region 1 Roy Stevens memorial award  for his work on Doku-
* Les Kramer, WA3SGZ, inventor of lower-limb prosthetic devices used by some
  3000 people  worldwide,  including  two survivors  of the  Boston Marathon
  bombing;  as well as multiple other inventions  in the fields of  electric
  power generation, IED detection, optical coatings for industrial processes
  and more.
* Roy Lewallan, W7EL,  author of  EZNEC antenna modeling  software that  has
  become the standard platform  for designing  and  modifying  amateur radio
* Peter Marks, AB3XC, physician and head of the U.S.  Food and Drug Adminis-
  tration's  "Operation Warp Speed"  program to combat  COVID-19.  Dr. Marks
  leads  the team at FDA  that reviewed and approved  all  of the  available
  vaccines for  COVID-19  as well as  all intravenous therapeutics  such  as
  convalescent plasma, monoclonal antibodies and diagnostic testing.
* Bob Ringwald, K6YBV (SK), well-known  blind jazz musician  in  Sacramento;
  co-founder of the Sacramento Jazz Festival; known locally as  "the emperor
  of jazz"  and,  last but not least,  father of  actress and  singer  Molly
* R. Scott Wright, K0MD, physician and leader of Mayo Clinic team developing
  the use of convalescent plasma as one of the  first treatments for  Covid-
  19; DXer, contester, former editor of the National Contest Journal.

CQ CONTEST HALL OF FAME ---> Established  in  1986,  the  CQ Contest Hall of
Fame honours those amateurs  who have made major contributions to the art of
radio contesting. The 2022 inductees are:
* David Pascoe, KM3T, a highly-accomplished multi-op and single-op contester
  with many championships and  record scores to his credit,  who is also re-
  sponsible for much of the  "back room"  infrastructure behind the adminis-
  tration of many major contests.  He is the infrastructure and  IT security
  "departments"  for all of the contests  supported by the  World Wide Radio
  Operators Foundation  (WWROF),  including  all CQ contests,  several  ARRL
  contests and others. He also maintains the e-mail lists on the Contesting.
  com system, including CQ-Contest, 3830 and more.  He is also a pioneer  in
  live contest audio streaming, and is  a volunteer pilot  for two organiza-
  tions that provide free medical-related air travel.
* Craig Thompson, K9CT,  a world-class contester  and  promoter of youth  in
  contesting. He developed the North American Collegiate Championship (NACC)
  program, in which  college amateur radio clubs  compete against each other
  in the context of the larger competition of the  North American QSO Party.
  Craig also  worked closely with  Tim Duffy, K3LR,  to develop a version of
  the Contest University (CTU) program  specifically  designed  to integrate
  with each year's W9DXCC Convention. He is also involved in several amateur
  radio organizations, serving as treasurer of CWops,  a board member of the
  Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF),  past president of the  Society
  of  Midwest Contesters  and  is currently  chairman  of the  ARRL  Contest
  Advisory Committee.
CQ WW DX Contest Director and former  CQ Contesting Editor  John Dorr, K1AR,
presented Hall of Fame plaques at an  induction ceremony  held at the annual
Dayton Contest Dinner on 21 May.

CQ DX HALL OF FAME ---> Established in 1967, the CQ DX Hall of Fame  honours
those amateurs who have made major contributions to DXing and DXpeditioning.
There will be  no inductees  for 2022,  as the judging committee  determined
that none of the nominees met the high standard required for selection.

MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND ---> Sponsored  by  the  Battleship New Jersey  Amateur
Radio Station (NJ2BB), this year's  Museum Ships Weekend  will be held  from
00.00 UTC on  4 June until 23.59 UTC on the 5th.  Information  on the event,
including  the  listing of  expected  participating ships, can  be found  at

QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE AWARDS ---> The RSGB is offering a short-term oper-
ating awards series for QSOs made between 1 and 30 June with (a) UK stations
using the Q regional identifier, (b) stations using the /70 suffix, (c) sta-
tions in the  British Commonwealth of Nations,  (d) the seven GB70 stations:
https://rsgb.org/main/activity/hm-queen ... /award-70/

QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE SPECIAL PREFIXES ---> Amateur  radio  operators  in
the United Kingdom may use special prefixes throughout June to celebrate the
70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne.
The Regional Secondary Locator, i.e. the second letter in the existing call-
sign (D, I, J, M, U and W, plus E for Intermediate licences) may be replaced
by the letter  'Q';  where no RSL exists,  the letter 'Q'  may be added.  It
means that
G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW       prefix callsigns will all use GQ
M, MD, MI, MJ, MM, MU, MW       prefix callsigns will all use MQ
2D, 2E, 2G, 2I, 2J, 2M, 2U, 2W  prefix callsigns will all use 2Q
Club Log will map all the GQ/MQ/2Q  callsigns to England,  unless a callsign
exception exists for the station.
The British regulator has also agreed that stations wishing to retain  their
usual  Regional Secondary Locator to identify their  DXCC Entity may use the
suffix /70.  It is also permitted to use the  /70 suffix  with the  GQ/MQ/2Q
prefix if desired.
In addition,  stations from  Gibraltar (ZB)  are  authorised  to use the  ZQ
prefix, in the same period.

SWODXA DX ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ---> "In  addition  to  acknowledging  exemplary
DXpeditions,  the  Southwest Ohio DX Association  recognizes individuals  or
groups who have advanced the art of and made a  significant impact on DXing.
The 2022 SWODXA DX Achievement Award goes to Dr. Joseph H. Taylor Jr., K1JT,
for creating  digital communication modes  that have totally  revolutionized
DXing. The WSJT-X digital modes have changed how we do digital DXing, liter-
ally overnight.
These new digital modes provide  weak signal decoding capabilities  not only
on HF, but also  terrestrial,  meteor scatter  and  moonbounce on the  V/UHF
bands.  HF Bands are open  at times  that traditional wisdom  said  were not
capable of  long-distance  communication,  especially  at the bottom  of the
sunspot cycle.  And, FT8  has helped  level the  playing field  for  'little
pistol' DXers.  Plus, the WSPR tool delivers propagation insights  that will
benefit DXers for a long time to come".

+ SILENT KEY + Kurt "Conny" Schips, DL1DA  passed away on 21 May,  two weeks
after his 95th birthday. A pioneer of amateur radio in Germany, he was first
licensed as DE7213, and then as  D3KNN in 1942.  Through a creative means of
pressuring the legislative authority to pass the law,  Conny was one of ini-
tiators of the German amateur radio regulations after World War II. In Janu-
ary 1949 he took part in the fabled  "Brick Action" (Backsteinaktion),  when
hundreds of German amateurs mailed a genuine brick to the authority "to pro-
vide a good foundation for the law".  As a result, the new Amateur Radio Act
(Amateurfunkgesetz)  came into force  a couple of months later.  As early as
1954 he was awarded DARC's Golden Badge of Honour in recognition of his ser-
vices to amateur radio in Germany.  Conny was also very active on the bands;
he operated from over 100 countries and was on the DXCC Honor Roll with 338/
367 (current/total) Entities confirmed in the Mixed standings.


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3DA0RU,  3DA0VV,  4S6NCH,  4U1UN,
(OC-050), FR4OM,  FR4OO,  HS0ZNV,  JT5DX, OH0Z, P29LL,  PJ5/SP9FIH,  SV5AZP,
T77C,  TO6S (NA-114),  TT8SN,  TZ1CE, TZ4AM,  UK8LA, V31XX, V3X, VP2V/N2IEN,


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