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25 June 2022                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1625

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

3A     - Paul, F6EXV and Florian, PB8DX will be active  from Monaco on  6-14
         July.  They will be signing 3A6M on 6 metres,  as well as  3A/F6EXV
         and 3A/PB8DX on the HF bands. QSLs for all callsigns via Club Log's
         OQRS (direct and bureau), and LoTW after six months.
3D2    - 3D2AJT is the  special callsign  that  Dom, 3D2USU (3Z9DX)  will be
         using for one month from  Nadi, Fiji Islands  in memory of the late
         Yasuo "Zorro" Miyazawa, JH1AJT. Activity will end on 27 July, which
         would have marked Zorro's 73rd birthday. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
7O     - David, DL7ZM (OE6NZM)  has been active  as  7O/DL7ZM  from  Socotra
         Island (AF-028), Yemen  since 23 June.  He expects  to remain there
         until  around 3 July.  He operates  CW and FT8  on  6 and 10 metres
         only.  "David is there  just for radio operation  and  has  a  100w
         radio,  6 element beam for 50Mhz  and a smaller Yagi  for 10m",  DX
         World reports.  "He didn't announce this activity beforehand  as it
         was not clear  if he would get  the official permission  to operate
         from  the  island".  QSL direct to  David Pommerenke,  Institute of
         Electronics, Inffeldgasse 12, 8010 Graz, Austria.
7X     - Celebrating  the  60th anniversary of  Algeria's independence  from
         France (5 July 1962), special callsign 7T60A will be active on 1-30
         July. QSL via 7X2VFK.
DL     - Sebastian, DL1AXX will be active as  DL1AXX/p  from  Helgoland Dune
         (EU-127) on 1-7 July.  He will operate QRP CW on 40-15 metres.  QSL
         via the bureau.
DL     - Special callsign DL0SOP  will be active on  1-31 July  for the 64th
         edition of the  Sea Of Peace Award (see https://dl0sop.darc.de/ for
         full details).  QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL,  or  direct to
DL     - Jef, DD2CW and  Dirk, ON3UN will be active as  DA2W/p  from  Usedom
         Island (EU-129) from 29 July to 5 August, including an entry in the
         IOTA Contest (30-31 July).  QSL via the bureau and Club Log's OQRS;
         direct cards via ON3UN. [TNX NG3K]
E7     - Once again E7HQ will participate in the IARU HF Championship repre-
         senting  Bosnia and Herzegovina's  IARU member society.  This year,
         however, the abbreviation in the exchange will not be ARABH, but BA
         "as part of  efforts to include  other two societies in  Bosnia and
         Herzegovina to participate". QSL via E70ARA and LoTW. [TNX E72U]
F      - French  special  callsigns  to be activated  for  this year's 109th
         edition of the Tour de France include:
         TM109TDF (1-3, 7-9, 12-15 and 20-24 July) by Michel, F8GGZ; QSL via
         home call (bureau preferred).
         TM59TDF (1-15 July) by the  Radio Club  de l'Agglomeration  Dunker-
         quoise; QSL via F8KGS and eQSL.
         TM5TDF (5-19 July)  by  Dunkerque's  Radio Club Jean Bart;  QSL via
F      - Jacques F5JY, Alain F6BFH and Laurent F6FVY will participate in the
         IOTA Contest  (30-31 July) as  TM5OL  from  Oleron island (EU-032).
         They will operate CW and SSB.  QSL via F6AJA; the QSL cards will be
         printed by UX5UO. [TNX F6AJA]
G      - Special event station GB22HQ  will be activated  from  the National
         Exhibition Centre in  Birmingham, England  for the duration  of the
         XXII Commonwealth Games, from  28 July  to  8 August.  In addition,
         seven special callsigns will be activated from the United Kingdom's
         Home Nations  and  Crown Dependencies from 25 July until 21 August:
         GB22GD (Isle of Man), GB22GE (England),  GB22GI (Northern Ireland),
         GB22GJ (Jersey),  GB22GM (Scotland),  GB22GU (Guernsey) and  GB22GW
         (Wales).  QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS  (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/)  and
         LoTW.   A  number  of  operating  awards  will  be  available,  see
         https://rsgb.org/main/commonwealth-games/awards/ for information.
GM     - Paul, G4PVM will be active holiday style as GM4PVM from the Isle of
         Arran (EU-123) on 25-30 June.  He will operate CW and  some SSB  on
         40-10m. QSL via LoTW and eQSL;  paper cards  will not be available,
         but he will upload  the QSOs to  Club Log for  IOTA matching.  [TNX
HB9    - HB75SG  is the  special callsign  that members  of  USKA St. Gallen
         (HB9SG) will be using from 1 July to 31 December to celebrate their
         club's 75th anniversary. QSL via LoTW (preferred) and HB9KNY.
I      - Franco, IZ5IUY will be active again as IL7/IZ5IUY  from  San Domino
         Island (EU-050) on 2-21 July.  He will operate SSB, FT8 and FT4  on
         80-2 metres. QSL via home call (bureau preferred).
KL     - The 25-31 July DXpedition  to  Kiska Island (NA-070)  [425DXN 1624]
         will use  two callsigns:  K7K  from start to end,  on all bands and
         modes (CW, SSB and FT8), and  KL7RRC during the IOTA Contest on 40,
         20, 15 and 10 metres CW and SSB.  The IOTA Contest will run  for 24
         hours only (from 12 UTC on 30 July to 12 UTC on the 31st).  The six
         operators plan  "to take advantage of Alaska's short-lived propaga-
         tion with up to five stations on the air simultaneously".  QSLs via
         Club Log's OQRS, or direct to N7RO. See https://www.na-234.com/ for
         more information, including detailed QSLling policy, band plan, and
         the team's plans for CW operations.
OZ     - Bernd, DL9LBR is active as  OZ/DL9LBR from  Tasinge Island (EU-172)
         until 25 June. He will then move to Fano Island (EU-125) and be QRV
         until 2 July. He operates CW on 80-10m. QSL via the DARC bureau.
OZ     - Carsten, OZ4CG  from  Bornholm Island (EU-030) will be active again
         as OZ4SOP for the  Sea Of Peace Award on 1-31 July.  He operates CW
         only. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL.
OZ     - The first three stages of the  109th running of the  Tour de France
         will take place in Denmark on  1-3 July, and members of  EDR Nyborg
         (OZ2NYB)  will  operate  special event station  OZ22TDF.  Look  for
         activity on  80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB, CW and FT8.  The log
         will be uploaded to Club Log and eQSL.
PY     - ZY8AM is the special callsign to be used on 1-12 July from  Boca do
         Acre (WWL FI61hf), in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.  Nine opera-
         tors (PP8HOL, PP8JR, PW8BR,  PW8GTB, PY5AKW,  PY5AMF, PY5QW,  PY5ZD
         and PY5ZHP) will be active on 160-6 metres SSB, CW and FT8. QSL via
         LoTW, or direct to PY5ZD.
SP     - Special callsigns  3Z1922PS, HF1922PS, SN1922PS, SO1922PS, SP1922PS
         and SQ1922PS will be active on 2-17 July to mark the 100th anniver-
         sary since the incorporation of part of Upper Silensian into Poland
         (16 July 1922). See https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ps1922/ for informa-
         tion about the certificate. QSL via operator's instructions.
TI     - Supporting  Costa Rica's  participation in the  22nd FIFA World Cup
         that will take place  in Qatar  (21 November-18 December),  special
         callsign TI1GOAL will be active from 1 July through December.  Look
         for activity  on the  HF bands  SSB and FT8.  QSL direct only,  see
         https://www.qrz.com/db/TI1GOAL. The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial
         international football (soccer)  tournament contested by  the men's
         national teams of the member associations of the  Federation Inter-
         nationale de Football Association.
UA     - Yaroslav R1BET, Julia R1CBL and Mike R1MJ  will be active as  RI1KO
         from Kondostrov Island (EU-147) from 27 July to 3 August. They will
         operate CW, SSB and FT8/FT4 on 80-10 metres. They will not partici-
         pate in the  IOTA Contest  for the known reasons,  so plans are  to
         concentrate on the WARC bands (mainly 30 and 17 metres)  during the
         contest hours.  QSL via R1BET  (direct or bureau);  the log will be
         uploaded to Club Log and LotW.
VR     - In celebration of the 25th anniversary  of the establishment of the
         Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of
         China (1 July 1997), Hong Kong  licensed amateurs  are granted  the
         use of the special prefix VR25 from 1 July 2022 until 30 June 2023.
         For  instance,  the  VR2 Contest Club  (VR2CC)  and  the  Hong Kong
         Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (VR2HK) will be using VR25CC and
         VR25HK, respectively.
W      - The following stations will be active during  the 14th  annual  "13
         Colonies Special Event", which will be held from 13 UTC on  1  July
         until 4 UTC on 8 July: K2A (New York),  K2B (Virginia),  K2C (Rhode
         Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E  (Delaware),  K2F  (Maryland),  K2G
         (Georgia),  K2H  (Massachusetts),  K2I  (New  Jersey),  K2J  (North
         Carolina),  K2K (New  Hampshire),  K2L  (South  Carolina), and  K2M
         (Pennsylvania), plus 'bonus stations' WM3PEN from Philadelphia (the
         city where the US independence was declared),  GB13COL from England
         (QSL direct, see qrz.com for instructions) and  TM13COL from France
         (QSL via F5OGL). Information about the award programme can be found
         on http://www.13colonies.us/.
W      - Alex, AK4AM will be active as  AK4AM/p  from  Atlantic Beach, Bogue
         Banks (NA-112) on 3-9 July. QSL via LoTW.
W      - John, N9EAJ will be active as N9EAJ/p from Okaloosa Island (NA-142)
         on 24-31 July, with possible participation in the IOTA Contest.  He
         will operate  SSB and some CW on 40-10m.  He will upload his log to
         Club Log; QSL direct to N9EAJ. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB     - Hajar, YB8HZ and his team (YB8DEV, YB8DKL, YC8AQY, YC8BNZ,  YC8DEL,
         YC8ES, YC8GZO,  YD8BUL  and YD8EQY)  expect to reach  Sapuka Island
         (OC-247) on 25 June at 16 UTC, and to start activity as  homecall/p
         at 22 UTC. They will operate SSB and digital modes, with YB8HZ also
         operating CW, on various HF bands and 6 metres  until 29 June.  All
         QSL cards via YB8HZ, direct only  (or use PayPal, see  qrz.com  for
YB     - Special callsigns  8B0FTDM,  8B1FTDM,  8B2FTDM,  8B3FTDM,  8B4FTDM,
         8B5FTDM, 8B6FTDM, 8B7FTDM, 8B8FTDM and 8B9FTDM will be activated on
         4-17 July for the 5th anniversary of the FT8 Digital Mode Club. The
         stations will operate mainly FT8, but some of them will also be QRV
         on SSB, CW and other modes.  QSLs via LoTW,  eQSL, Club Log's OQRS,
         or direct to N2OO.
YN     - Rafael, NN3RP  will be active holiday style as YN2RP from Nicaragua
         between 5 July and 2 August.  He will operate SSB, CW  and  digital
         modes on various bands, and will also be QRV on FM satellites.  QSL
         via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to NN3RP.

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

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EUHFC 2022: CANCELLED ---> The Slovenia Contest Club  has announced that the
2022 edition of the European HF Championship (https://euhf.s5cc.eu/),  which
was due to take place on  6 August,  has been cancelled.  "We do not see the
point in competing for the title of  European Champion  without the presence
of our UR friends and without contest activity from all other EU countries",
the Contest Committee says.


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3W1T, 4E1FNS,4M5M, 4U1UN, A60ZHD,
HI1LT,  HI3A, HI3K,  HI3MM, HI3Y,  J642DS, JG8NQJ/JD1,  JW4PUA, KP3G,  KP3H,


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