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2 July 2022                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1626

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

5X     - Elvira, IV3FSG  has been in Uganda  since 23 June,  and will remain
         there until 13 July.  In her spare time she operates mainly digital
         modes and SSB as  5X3R.  QSL direct to IK2DUW;  plans are to upload
         the QSOs to Club Log and LoTW.
7Q     - Fresh from  their recent  Z21RU  operation  from  Zimbabwe  [425DXN
         1623], Russian DXpedition Team's members R7AL, RA1ZZ and RW9JZ will
         be QRV as 7Q5RU from the Embangweni Mission Hospital in Malawi from
         30 June until 10 July.  They plan to pay special attention to  SSB,
         as the last time  they were  there  (7Q7RU, November-December 2020)
         Phone QSOs were only 5,000 out of 47,000. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
CO     - A large group of operators will be active as T41DX from  Playa Boca
         de Galafre on the main island of Cuba (NA-015) on 14-17 July.  Look
         for activity on 80-10 metres SSB, CW, FT8, FT4, RTTY, SSTV. QSL via
         LoTW, or direct to RW6HS.
I      - Look for Luca, IL7/IK5AEQ to be active again from  San Domino, Tre-
         miti Islands (EU-050) on 2-8 July. He will operate SSB, FT8 and FT4
         on 40-6m, possibly also on 2m. QSL via home call. [TNX IK5AEQ]
JA     - The following HQ stations representing JARL  will  be  active  from
         various regions of Japan for the IARU HF World Championship:
         Band/mode  Call    Location
         160m CW    8N8HQ   Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
         160m SSB   8N2HQ   Okazaki-shi, Aichi
         80m  CW    8N1HQ   Minamiashigara-shi, Kanagawa
         80m  SSB   8N7HQ   Yonezawa/shi, Yamagata
         40m  CW    8N2HQ   Okazaki-shi, Aichi
         40m  SSB   8N9HQ   Nanto-shi, Toyama
         20m  CW    8N8HQ   Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido
         20m  SSB   8N1HQ   Hachioji-shi, Tokyo
         15m  CW    8N6HQ   Aso-gun, Kumamoto
         15m  SSB   8N8HQ   Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
         10m  CW    8N1HQ   Hachioji-shi, Tokyo
         10m  SSB   8N8HQ   Ishikari-gun, Hokkaido
         All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the JARL QSL bureau.
LA     - Ari, OH3KAV  will be active  again as  LA/OH3KAV  from  Rostlandet,
         Lofoten Islands (EU-076) on  6-8 July.  He will operate mainly  FT8
         and CW on  40-10 metres.  QSL via LoTW,  or via the bureau  to home
OE     - OE60STMK  is the special callsign that Franz, OE6WIG and other mem-
         bers of OEVSV Landesverband Steiermark (OE6XFG, the Styrian region-
         al association within Austria's IARU society)  will be using from 1
         July to 31 August to celebrate their 60th anniversary.  QSL via the
         bureau to OE6WIG.
OZ     - Volker, DJ8VW  has been active as  5P8VW  from Romo Island (EU-125)
         since 26 June, and will remain there until 16 July.  He can operate
         SSB, CW, FT8 and FT4 on 160-4m. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log's OQRS
         (preferred), or via home call.
PJ2    - This year the Dave Kalter Memorial "Youth DX Adventure" will see  a
         team consisting of  three teenagers  (K6BFL, KE8MMS and KO4FFA)  be
         active again as PJ2Y from Curacao (SA-099) on 14-19 July. Plans are
         to be QRV on all bands  SSB, CW, FT8 and  possibly some satellites.
         See https://www.qsl.net/n6jrl/ for more information.  QSL direct to
         AB8YK; the logs will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log.
SP     - Ed, ES2TT plans to be active from the islands of Wolin (EU-132, SP/
         ES2TT) and Uznam/Usedom (EU-129, SP/ES2TT and/or DL/ES2TT)  between
         15 and 18 July. He will operate CW and SSB on  40, 30 and 20m.  QSL
         via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via home call. Bureau cards can
         be requested by email.
VK     - VK75FAA is a special callsign celebrating the  75th anniversary  of
         the formation  of  the  Fleet Air Arm, the  Royal Australian Navy's
         aviation branch. Activity will start on 3 July from the  HMAS Alba-
         tross naval air station at Nowra, New South Wales.  From 4 July un-
         til  the end of October  the callsign will be used by amateurs from
         around Australia on a roster basis.
YB     - Special callsign YH0R will be activated on  9-17 July  to celebrate
         the  54th anniversary  of the  Organisasi  Radio  Amatir  Indonesia
         (ORARI), Indonesia's IARU member society.  Look for activity on 80,
         40, 20, 15 and 10 metres  CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY.  The logs  will be
         uploaded to LoTW, eQSL and Club Log.  An anniversary award  will be
         available on https://award.orari.or.id.
Z6     - Z66X  has been QRV  from Kosovo  since 27 June,  and  will continue
         until 4 July  with a  strong emphasis  on  6 metres FT8  (50313 and
         50323 kHz). Depending on propagation, Z66X might also show up on 6m
         CW and SSB. QSL via OH2BH.
ZL     - Special event station ZL90GQ will be on the air throughout July  to
         celebrate the 90th anniversary of NZART Southland Branch 37 (ZL4GQ)
         based in  Invercargill,  New Zealand.  A commemorative  certificate
         will be available,  see https://www.qrz.com/db/ZL90GQ  for informa-

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

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CY0S ---> In addition to the standard mode operations,  the  CY0S DXpedition
to Sable Island (www.cy0s.com) will see Lee, WW2DX being QRV on 2m EME. Pat,
N2IEN will include Satellite operations as conditions permit. The DXpedition
is scheduled for the October/November time frame,  but Parks Canada has till
to determine the exact dates.

FT8DMC ACTIVITY DAYS ---> Several special event callsigns are expected to be
activated on 4-17 July  to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the  FT8 Digital
Mode Club (https://ft8dmc.eu/):
Argentina       LR8FTDMC
Austria         OE05FTDMC, OE0FTDMC
Bahrain         A91FTDMC
Brazil          ZY2FTDMC
Canada          VC3FTDMC
Denmark         OZ8FTDM 
France          TM5FTDM, TM8FTDM
Germany         DQ8FTDMC 
Guadeloupe      TO8FTDM
Indonesia       8B0FTDM, 8B1FTDM, 8B2FTDM, 8B3FTDM, 8B4FTDM,
                8B5FTDM, 8B6FTDM, 8B7FTDM, 8B8FTDM, 8B9FTDM
Italy           II2FTDM, II8FTDM
Luxembourg      LX8FTDM 
New Zealand     ZL6FTDMC
North Macedonia Z3FTDMC
Romania         YQ6FTDMC
Saudi Arabia    HZ8FTDMC
Uruguay         CW8FTDM
Wales           GB0DMC
QSL via operator's instructions. See https://ft8dmc.com for the downloadable
FTDMC Anniversary Award.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
website has been updated.  Sixteen different galleries include  19,816 cards
for the  ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2012-21), the  62  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres  Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas
(from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945  countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted  by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA].

QSL TX5N ---> All direct QSLs were posted on 30 June, M0URX reports.  Bureau
cards  will be shipped  to the individual  IARU bureaux  in the  next coming

VK0MQ ---> "I'll be on air through to around October", Matt, VK0MQ says.  He
is QRV from Macquarie Island [425DXN 1624] in his limited spare time, "which
is shared with other hobbies and relaxing. I also spend time completing work
in the field  for up to  a week or more  at a time".  For the time being  he
operates  FT8 Fox & Hound mode,  as this is  "the best way to give  the most
operators the chance to work me".  Look for him on 3567, 7056, 10131, 14083,
18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz. He uploads his QSOs on Club Log and LoTW,
paper QSL arrangements to be decided.

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B9FR       M0OXO       EG5HSJ      EA5RKB      PE44FF      PH0NO
3DA0AQ      EA5GL       EG7FAM      EA7RCM      PJ4NX       M0URX
4O9KOM      EB7DX       EG7FCJ      EA7FC       R1160GB     RW1QN
5B4AGN      M0URX       EG7FDA      EA7URI      R120ZF      R2AB
5B4AQC      DK6SP       EH2SM       EA2IR       R90SOK      RA1QD
5P8VW       DJ8VW       EH3ARA      EC3ACO      RK20LH      RZ3EC
5W1SA       JA1DXA      EP2C        EA5GL       SP1050CED   SP1KZE
5X3R        IK2DUW      EP2MRK      RW6HS       SQ75ZOT     SP1EG
5Z4BU       EA5GL       ER0FEO      EA5AA       SX2PLSK     SV2BXZ
5Z4VJ       M0URX       EX8MCD      RW6HS       TC6NUT      YM7KK
7O/DL7ZM    DL7ZM       FM5BH       W3HNK       TG9AJR      M0URX
7R19MG      IK2DUW      FP/KV1J     KV1J        TI5/N3KS    M0URX
7Y19MG      7X2VFK      GB2HMM      GW4TTA      TM109TDF    F8GGZ
7Z1BL       IZ8CLM      HC1M        EC5R        TM17FFF     F4GFE
8C1339PDS   YB4HQ       HF30STB     SP9SCI      TM17JM      F1OOG
9K2JJ       EA5GL       HF78AK      SP8MMW      TM2YT       F5KRH
A71XX       EC6DX       HF800M      SP9PKS      TM72LMC     F1IEH
A75GT       N4GNR       HZ1CY       A61BK       VB4LIGMA    VA4BEN
A91PSD      EC6DX       HZ1TT       A61BK       VC3DEEZ     VE3GKT
AP2HA       JA1WIO      J28JD       EA5GL       VK0WN       VK7WN
BW/JH4RHF   OE1JUN      JD1AJD      JA1ADT      VP2ETE      W3HNK
C91CCY      K3IRV       JD1BMH      JD1BMH   VX5RAA      VA5DX
CO3JR       EA7FTR      JD1BMH      JG7PSJ [d]  XZ2B        JH3SIF
CP5HK       EC6DX       JW7QIA      LA7QIA      YB8DEV/p    YB8HZ
CR3DX       OM2VL       KP2B        EB7DX       YB8DKL/p    YB8HZ
D44PM       IZ4DPV      KP2BH       EB7DX       YB8HZ/p     YB8HZ
DL/AD8FJ    E25KAE      LZ1GLASS    LZ1KAK      YC8AQY/p    YB8HZ
DU3LA       W3HNK       NL8F        N7RO        YC8BNZ/p    YB8HZ
EA6/EI6DX   RA3R        OA9DVK      IK6BFH      YC8ES/p     YB8HZ
EA8OM       DJ1OJ       OD5TX       IZ8CLM      YD8BUL/p    YB8HZ
EF0F        EA4URE      OJ0JR       OH3JR       YR6MUSEUM   YO6KNE
EF8K        EA8DET      OL5GMA/p    OK3EQ       Z21RU       R7AL
EF8L        EA8URU      OZ50DDXG    OZ1ACB      Z66X        OH2BH
EG1ROU      EA1URO      PC70RH      PF1SCT      ZS3Y        N4GNR

7P8AB      Mark A. Brewer, 2340 Maseru Pl, Dulles VA 20189-2340, USA
9N7AA      Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
DL0SOP     Georg Tretow, Postfach 1114, 23931 Grevesmuehlen, Germany
DL7ZM      David Pommerenke, Institute of Electronics, Inffeldgasse 12,
           8010 Graz, Austria
E76C       Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
LZ18NATO   George Kolarov, PO Box 2, 9200 Provadia, Bulgaria
OJ0MR      Pertti Turunen, Kolunkulma 157, FI-17130 Vesivehmaa, Finland
OV1CDX     Frank Fendahl, Svinoevej 2, 4750 Lundby, Denmark
OX3LX      Joergen Roemming, Brandelev Stationsvej 9, 4700 Naestved, Denmark
YB8HZ      H. Hajar Sas, Mangga Tiga Permai A2/11, Paccerakang,
           Biringkanaya, Kota Makassar 90241, Indonesia
ZA/IK2RLM  Marco Corridore, Vicolo del Toro 4, 20060 Cassina de' Pecchi MI,


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