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11 June 2022                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1623

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

7X     - Special event callsigns 7R19MG (QSL via IK2DUW) and 7Y19MG (QSL via
         7X2VFK)  will  be active  on  from  25 June to 5 July  for the 19th
         edition of the Mediterranean Games to be held in Oran, Algeria. The
         Mediterranean Games  are  an  international multi-sport event  held
         every  four years  among  athletes  from  countries  bordering  the
         Mediterranean Sea in Africa, Asia and Europe.
A3     - Masa,  JA0RQV  (https://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv)  expects  to be  active
         again as A35JP from  Nuku'alofa (OC-049), Tonga  from  20 August to
         24 September.  In his spare time  he  will operate CW, SSB, FT8  on
         80-6 metres.  QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS,  or via the bureau  to
         JA0RQV.  This year's visit will  not  include  side trips  to other
         IOTA groups.
F      - Celebrating  the  15th anniversary  of  SOTA  (Summits  On The Air)
         France, special callsign TM1SOTA will be activated for fifteen days
         between  4 June and 31 July.  QSL via eQSL,  paper QSLs will not be
         available.
F      - Guillaume, F1IEH will be active as TM72LMC  from  19 June to 3 July
         on the occasion of the  tenth edition of the  Le Mans Classic,  the
         biennial  vintage sports car event  held on the grounds  of the  24
         Hours of Le Mans. QSL via home call.
FP     - Once again  Eric, KV1J will  be  active as  FP/KV1J  from  Miquelon
         Island (NA-032) from 28 June to 12 July, including activity  during
         the  DL-DX RTTY Contest and the  IARU HF World Championship.  Plans
         are  to operate  SSB, RTTY and FT8,  plus some FT4 and CW, on  80-6
         metres, "generally on the highest frequency band open" with a focus
         12, 10 and 6 metres. He will also be on SSB and FM satellites.  QSL
         via home call (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL.  Logsearch on Club
         Log.  See http://www.kv1j.com/fp/July22.html  for  more information
         and updates.
HB0    - Joe, OZ0J  will be active as  HB0/OZ0J  from Liechtenstein from  28
         June to 5 July. He plans to operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 40-6 metres.
         QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or via home call.
HL     - Look for  DS2GOO/4,  6K2CEW/4  and maybe others  to be active  from
         Sangch'uja Island (AS-084) on 17-19 June.  Plans are to operate CW,
         SSB and digital modes on 40-10 metres. [TNX The Daily DX]
I      - Alessandro, IU3EDK and Massimo, IU3KGO will be active as IB0V  from
         Ventotene Island (EU-045)  on  29 July-1 August.  They will operate
         mainly SSB and CW,  and will participate in the  IOTA Contest.  QSL
         via IU3EDK, direct or bureau.
JA     - Look for Kenji, JA4GXS/4  to be QRV from  Ohzu/Otsu Island (AS-117)
         on 18-19 June.  He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on  40, 20, 17, 15,
         10 and 6m. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
JD1_oga- Upcoming operations from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara include:
         * Makoto, JI5RPT (http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/) as  JD1BLY  on  11-14
           June.  He will operate  FT8, CW and SSB on 40-6 metres and satel-
           lite, with a focus on 6m  and FT8 on the HF bands.  QSL via LoTW,
           eQSL and Club Log's OQRS. In addition, during the crossing to and
           from the island he will be active as JI5RPT/mm from grid locators
           QM03, QM02, QM01,  QL09, QL08, QL07.  Updates  will be posted  to
           Twitter (@jd1bly).
         * Harry, JG7PSJ as  JD1BMH  (http://jg7psj.starfree.jp/jd1bmh/)  on
           18-26 June. He will operate  CW, SSB and RTTY  on 40-10m. QSL via
           JD1BMH (bureau)  or  JG7PSJ (direct).  He  does not use  LoTW  or
           PayPal. 
         * Koh, JA1ADT) as  JD1AJD from  24 June to 2 July.  He will operate
           CW, FT8 and FT4 on  20-6 metres,  with a focus on working  Europe
           and North America on 6 metres.
         * JD1BQI (JE3GRQ) and JD1/JR3DVL from 30 June to 8 July.  This will
           be a "6m EME and multi-hop sporadic E" operation, with a focus on
           North America  and  Europe.  Look for them on  50323 kHz FT8  and
           around  50200 kHz  Q65-60A  for EME.  QSL routes  TBA  after  the
           operation.
KL     - The KL7RRC IOTA DXpedition to  Kiska Island (NA-070)  [425DXN 1589]
         has been rescheduled  and  is now expected  to take place on  23-28
         July. The team includes KL5CX, N3QQ, N7QT, NL8F and W8HC. They will
         operate  CW, SSB and FT8  (Fox & Hound mode)  on  40-6 metres  with
         three stations. QSL via N7RO.  See https://www.na-234.com/ for more
         information, including the team's plans for CW operations.
ON     - Members of  Club Radio Durnal (ON4CRD)  will operate  special  sta-
         tion OO22FLY on 25-26 June during this year's "Fly'in Festival"  at
         Saint-Hubert Aerodrome  in the heart of the Ardennes.  They will be
         QRV on various bands CW and SSB. QSL via the bureau.
OX     - Bo, OZ1DJJ  will be  active again as  OX3LX  from  Upernavik Island
         (NA-134, WWL GQ12ws) from 27 June to 11 July. 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 will focus on 4 and 6 metres,  but he will also be QRV
         on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to OZ0J.
PY0F   - Ed, PY2RN will be active as  ZY0FUN  from  Fernando de Noronha (SA-
         003) on 1-5 July. He will operate holiday style on 40-10 metres FT8
         and CW, 6 metres FT8, and via satellite. QSL via LoTW and eQSL,  or
         via Club Log's OQRS. See https://www.qrz.com/db/ZY0FUN for more in-
         formation.
TR     - TR2AF is an "acquisitional license" that Ryan, K0EFW  will be using
         remotely on 14-18 June.  Over the same period of time he will be in
         Sao Tome [425DXN 1622]  and be active as S9EFW.  QSL  via his  OQRS
         (https://dxpeditions.k0efw.com/oqrs.html).
TY     - TY0RU (not TY5RU as previously announced) is the callsign issued to
         the Russian DXpedition Team for their  10-25 October DXpedition  to
         Benin [425DXN 1611]. Eight operators will be QRV on 160-6m and  the
         QO-100 satellite, CW, SSB  and FT8 with several stations and a wide
         range of antennas.  QSL  via  Club Log's OQRS  and  LoTW.  Bookmark
         https://ty0ru.org/ for more information and updates.
UA     - Celebrating the  20th anniversary of the  Russian Lighthouses Award
         programme,  managed by the  Russian Robinson Club,  twelve  special
         callsigns will be activated  between 10 June and 31 August:  RA20LH
         (Kaliningrad Oblast),  RC20LH  (Leningrad Oblast),  RG20LH  (Rostov
         Oblast),  RK20LH  (Republic of Crimea),  RL20LH  (Primorsky  Krai),
         RM20LH  (Vologda Oblast),  RN20LH  (Republic  of  Karelia),  RO20LH
         (Arkhangelsk Oblast),  RQ20LH (Saint Petersburg), RT20LH (Krasnodar
         Krai), RW20LH (Sakhalin Oblast)  and RZ20LH (Murmansk Oblast).  QSL
         via  operator's instructions.  A certificate  will be available  on
         https://hamlog.online/club/rrc/513/.
XE     - This year's "San Max Special Event", in remembrance of  St. Maximi-
         lian Maria Kolbe, started on 1 June and will run until 04:59 UTC on
         1 November. The event's special callsign is 4A2MAX; look for activ-
         ity on all bands SSB, CW  and digital modes.  Born in 1894,  Father
         Kolbe (SP3RN) was killed on  14 August 1941  at Auschwitz.  QSL via
         LoTW, eQSL, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to XE2N (N5MEX). More infor-
         mation can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/4a2max.
Z2     - The Russian DXpedition Team will be active as  Z21RU  from Zimbabwe
         on 17-29 June.  The team (R7AL, R9LR, RA1ZZ and RW9JZ)  will be QRV
         on 160-6 metres and the QO-100 satellite, CW, SSB and digital modes
         with  five  stations.   QSL  via  Club Log's  OQRS  and  LoTW.  See
         https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/z21ru for more information.


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

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3D2RRR ---> According to  Club Log, the  3D2RRR DXpedition  to  Rotuma  made
64,206 contacts with 12,532 unique callsigns between 04:33 UTC on 24 May and
17:51 UTC on 2 June. The vast majority of QSOs were on FT8 (51214), followed
by CW (5778), FT4 (3979) and  SSB (3235). QSL direct (plus LoTW confirmation
as a bonus) via  Club Log's OQRS.  The operation has been approved  for DXCC
credit. Pictures and videos: https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup.

CY0S --- > The  2022 Sable Island DXpedition  has launched its  new website:
www.cy0s.com (still a work in progress, new information will be added almost
daily).  Formal written permission has been granted for a 8-9 day DXpedition
in October-November. "Planning continues to go very well", with K4UEE, W4DKS
and W0GJ taking care of the antenna system.  "Even though Sable Island is 42
km long, space is very limited within the Sable Station compound.  The Sable
horses, which number over 500,  have free run of the island,  except for the
area around the Sable Station, which is fenced in. The DXpedition team has a
relatively  small footprint to work with.  Additionally,  no antennas can be
placed on or near the beach as Sable Island is home to tens of thousands  of
grey seals".

QSL VIA EA5GL ---> Pedro, EA5GL has picked up the QSLing for TE8DX, the June
2017 operation from Chira Island (NA-116).  See https://www.qrz.com/db/EA5GL
for instructions.

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QSLs received direct  or  through managers:  3DA0RU,  4S7AB,  5A1AL,  7P8RU,
E20AX/p (AS-107), FO/SP5EAQ (OC-050), HD8MD, HI3AA,  HI8K, HK1MW,  JM1XXL/p,
KP4AF, LY32A, LY785A, OD5ZZ, OE0MORSE, S01WS, SU1SK, SV2RSG/A, TT8SN,  TX5AQ
(OC-050), UK8FF, V51DM, V51WH, YC9FZ, YG9CMM.

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