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6 August 2022                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1631

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

5H     - Eugen, DL8AAI  will be active as  5H2JK/p  during a hiking tour  in
         Tanzania's  Kilimanjaro National Park on  8-14 August,  followed by
         one more week in the nearby town of  Moshi.  He will operate mainly
         SSB (preferred frequencies 18144 and 21244 kHz),  probably starting
         around 15 UTC. QSL via home call.
6Y     - Amateur radio stations from Jamaica can use the 6Y60 prefix in cel-
         ebration of the 60th anniversary since the Colony of Jamaica gained
         independence from the United Kingdom (6 August 1962) - e.g.,  6Y5WE
         will be using  6Y60WE  (QSL via EA5ZD),  and  6Y5HM  will be  using
         6Y60HM (QSL via EA5GL).
7Q     - 7Q7EMH is the  new callsign allocated to  the amateur radio station
         at  the  Embangweni Mission Hospital, Malawi,  which hosted several
         operations  (e.g. 7Q6M and 7Q7RU).  The  chief  of  the station  is
         Junior Nyirongo, 7Q7JN. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
8Q     - Giovanni, IZ2DPX  will be  active holiday style as  8Q7AG  from the
         Maldives (AS-013) on 8-20 August.  He will operate SSB and  digital
         modes on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL direct to IK2DUW.
8Q     - Esteban, EA5Q will be active as 8Q7QE from the Maldives (AS-013) on
         14-24 August. He will operate almost exclusively CW.  QSL via LoTW,
         or via home call (direct and bureau).
A3     - Masa, A35JP (JA0RQV) will be off the air on  3-22 August  as he has
         to return to Japan owing to a family emergency.  Hopefully  he will
         be back to Tonga in late August until the end of September.
A3     - Stan, LZ1GC and Ivan, LZ1PM will be active as A35GC from  Tongatapu
         (OC-049), Tonga on  2-20 November.  They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY
         and FT8 on 160-6 metres with two stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS,
         LoTW,  or via LZ1GC (direct or bureau).  See https://www.c21gc.com/
         for QSLling policy and  other information.  The original plans were
         for Stan  and Ivan  to be QRV  also as  E6AM  from  Niue,  but that
         operation has been postponed to 2023.
AP     - AP75PAK is the special callsign for the  Pakistan Amateur Radio So-
         ciety  to celebrate the  75th anniversary  since Pakistan  achieved
         independence (14 August 1947).  Additionally,  individual Pakistani
         amateur radio operators  can use the  AP75 prefix on  1-31 August -
         e.g. AP2SD will be signing  AP75SD (QSL via EA5ZD),  and AP2TN will
         be signing AP75TN (QSL via RW6HS). A certificate  will be available
         (see http://pakhams.com/AP75/)  "for any combination of 5 QSOs with
         AP75 stations".
CN     - Taking part in the annual Youth Day's celebrations,  members of the
         Association Royale des Radioamateurs du Maroc (ARRAM) will be using
         the special prefix 5E9 on 16-29 August. Celebrated on the birth day
         of the reigning monarch (21 August),  Youth Day is a public holiday
         that honours the contribution of the youths to the Kingdom.
D2     - Bernie, ZS4TX  will be  active  as  D2TX  from the  Cuando  Cubango
         Province of Angola (WWL JH85) on  12-16 August.  He will focus on 2
         metres EME;  6m and  70cm might be added to the operation.  He will
         also operate CW on 40 metres and up. QSL direct to PA3CMC.
F      - Celebrating the 15th anniversary of  SOTA France,  special callsign
         TM2SOTA will be activated for fifteen days between 13 August and 27
         September. QSL via eQSL; paper QSLs will not be available.
F      - A German team  (DJ5KX, DJ8EI, DK5OPA, DL1DCT, DL5KA and DL8KR) will
         be active again as  TM0BSM  from the lighthouse  at  Berck-sur-Mer,
         France on 17-22 August. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
         on 80-10 metres, plus the QO-100 satellite. QSL via DK5OPA.
FH     - Lance, W7GJ will be active as TO7GJ from Mayotte on 6-18 September.
         This will be a 6m EME DXpedition, detailed information and instruc-
         tions can be found at  https://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/.  QSL via
         LoTW or direct to W7GJ.
FO/M   - Didier, F6BCW will be active as TX7G  from  Hiva Oa,  Marquesas Is-
         lands (OC-027) on  1-15 October.  He will operate CW and SSB - also
         RTTY and FT8 "if possible" - on 80-10 metres. He plans to be QRV on
         a daily basis at 3-7 UTC and 15-17 UTC,  as well as "during good DX
         openings".  He plans to upload his log to Club Log.  QSL direct  to
         Didier  Cadot,  180  rue du  Moulin de la  Coudre,  71440  Tronchy,
         France; see https://www.qrz.com/db/TX7G  for his  PayPal  address);
         all remaining QSOs  will be confirmed automatically  via the bureau
         12 months after he returns home.
HC     - Members of the Ecuador DX Club  will be active as  HD1HERO  on 8-12
         August to commemorate Ecuador's  "First Cry for Independence"  from
         Spain (10 August 1809). QSL via LOTW.  A certificate will be avail-
         able for download: https://ecuadordxclub.org/heroes-10-de-agosto/.
HL     - Celebrating the  77th anniversary  of the liberation of  Korea  (15
         August 1945), members of the Korean Amateur Radio League's Chungbuk
         HQ will be active as HL77V on 1-31 August. QSL via 6K0MF.
I      - Members of  ARI Genova (IQ1GE)  will be active again,  for the 25th
         year, as II1L from La Lanterna during the  International Lighthouse
         Lightship Weekend (20-21 August).  Look for activity on 80-2 metres
         SSB, CW, FM and digital modes between  8 and 16 UTC  on  both days.
         QSL via the bureau and eQSL.
IS0    - ARI Olbia will be active as IQ0AH/p from Golfo Aranci on 6-7 August
         to mark the 90th anniversary of the  radio transmission experiments
         at microwave frequencies performed by  Marconi between  Capo Figari
         and Rocca di Papa (11 August 1932). QSL via the bureau.
J2     - Jerome "Jeje" Legras,  F8FKJ  will be active  again as  J20EE  from
         Djibouti in August and September.  He operates mainly CW and FT8 on
         40-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to F4DXW.
J3     - Greg, N9GB will be active holiday style as J3/N9GB (or with a J38xx
         callsign, if he gets one)  from  Grenada on  12-19 August.  He will
         operate CW, SSB and FT8  on  40-6m,  typically during  his  evening
         hours. QSL via N9GB and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
OH0    - OH2JIU, OH2MZB, OH5CW, OH5CY, OH5CZ, OH5ELX and OH5UY (UT5UY)  will
         be active as OG0C for the Aland Islands (EU-002)  on  20-27 August.
         Operating from rare square KO09,  they will be QRV  on 160-2 metres
         CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY, with a focus on 6 metres and the WARC bands.
         QSL via OH5C and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
PA     - Members of VERON Utrecht will activate special callsign  PA22VUELTA
         at varying times  on various bands and modes between  18 August and
         11 September. QSL via the bureau to PI4UTR.  The first three stages
         of the 77th Vuelta a Espana,  the long distance road bicycle race
         (Tour of Spain), will take place in the Netherlands.
S7     - Nuria, EA3WL and Josep, EA3BT will be active holiday style  as S79/
         EA3WL and S79/EA3BT on 9-23 August from three islands  (Praslin, La
         Digue and Mahe) in the AF-024 IOTA group. They will operate SSB, CW
         and FT8  via  satellite  (QO-100, RS-44 and others).  QSL via  Club
         Log's OQRS.
V4     - Upcoming activities from St. Kitts (NA-104) include V4/NT5V by Jim,
         NT5V on  8-18 August  (CW, SSB and FT8;  QSL via home call or LoTW)
         and V47FWX by Gary, G0FWX on  20-31 August  (SSB;  QSL via  M0URX's
         OQRS).
VK     - Look for  VK2FM (operated by VK2VK, VK4NGN and VK2FM himself) to be
         active from South Solitary Island (OC-194) starting around 2 UTC on
         19 August until around 2 UTC on 22 August.  Main activity will take
         place during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend  on 80,
         40 and 20 metres. QSL direct to VK2FM.
VU     - AT75IND is the special callsign for Subu, VU2NSL and Sajeev, VU2MSA
         to celebrate the 75th anniversary since India achieved independence
         (15 August 1947).  They will operate SSB and FT8.  Also joining the
         celebrations will be  AT2AAM  by members  of the  West Bengal Radio
         Club (VU2WB), and  AU75IIH  by members  of the  Indian Institute of
         Hams (VU2IIH) on 12-16 August. See qrz.com for QSLling instructions
VU     - VU2LU and others  will be active as  AT2MLH  from  Mahe Lighthouse,
         Puducherry on 12-22 August. QSL via the bureau to VU2LU.  Addition-
         ally, Rajesh, VU2EXP will be active as AT3VLH  from  Veraval Light-
         house, Gujarat,  during  the  International Lighthouse &  Lightship
         Weekend. QSL via VU2EXP.
YB     - Celebrating  the  77th anniversary  of the  Republic of Indonesia's
         proclamation  of  independence  (17 August  1945),   special  event
         stations 8H77RI, 8H77I, 8H77N, 8H77D,  8H77O, 8I77N, 8I77E,  8I77S,
         8I77I and 8I77A will be QRV on  13-21 August.  Look for activity on
         80,  40, 20, 15 and 10 metres  SSB, CW, FT8 and  RTTY,  plus via FM
         satellites.  See https://award.orari.or.id for eQSLs and the "Indo-
         nesia Award 2022".

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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8J1RL, 8Q7CQ, 9M6NA, DS2GOO/4 (AS-084), E51WL, EJ1D, FP/KV1J, FY5FY, GJ6WRI,
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