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20 August 2022                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1633

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

4S     - Members of the Radio Society of Sri Lanka, 4S7RS  will be active as
         4S7LGT from the lighthouse at  Dondra Head,  the southernmost point
         in  Sri Lanka (AS-033)  on 20-21 August  during the ILLW.  The ILLW
         Entrants List also mentions 4S7RS from Barberyn Lighthouse, located
         on Barberyn Island (AS-171). Plans are to operate CW, SSB and digi-
         tal modes on the HF bands. QSLs direct.
9H     - A large team of German operators will be active as  9H6LH  from the
         lighthouse at Delimara Point, Malta (EU-023) on 19-22 August.  They
         will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-6 metres with two sta-
         tions. QSL via DL1KJ, direct or bureau.  See http://9h6lh.com/  for
         more information.
9M     - Several special event stations located in various  Malaysian states
         and  federal  territories  will celebrate the  65th anniversary  of
         Malaysia's independence (31 August 1957) on  29 August-1 September.
         Active from  West Malaysia  will be 9M65MA, 9M65MB, 9M65MC, 9M65MD,
         9M65MJ, 9M65MK, 9M65MM, 9M65MN, 9M65MP, 9M65MR, 9M65MT and  9M65MW.
         Active  from  East Malaysia  will be  9M65MQ (Sarawak)  and  9M65MS
         (Sabah). QSL via operator's instructions.
9Y     - Celebrating the 60th anniversary since  Trinidad and Tobago  gained
         its independence from the United Kingdom (31 August 1962),  special
         callsign 9Y60TT will be active from 26 August to 2 September.  This
         will be a multi-mode, multi-band and multi-operator event organized
         by the Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Radio Society.  The logs will be
         uploaded to LoTW and Club Log. A certificate will be available, see
         https://9y60tt.info/ for more information.
EA     - Special event callsigns AM38SDC (1-11 September), EG1SDC-EG9SDC (1-
         7 September), EH1SDC-EH9SDC (8-11 September) and ED3SDC (18 Septem-
         ber) will be activated to commemorate Day of Asturias and the prin-
         cipality's patron saint, popularly known as the Santina de Covadon-
         ga.  This is the 38th edition of the  'SDC' special event.  QSL for
         all callsigns via  EA1AUM (direct or bureau),  LoTW and eQSL   More
         information, including online logs  and  downloadable certificates,
         will be available on https://santina.dxfun.com/ in due course.
F      - Special callsign TM43CDXC will be active on 3-17 September  for the
         43rd Convention of the Clipperton DX Club (https://cdxc.org/) to be
         held at  La Bussiere (Vienne) on  16-18 September.  QSL via F5CWU's
         OQRS (http://www.f5cwu.net/oqrs/).
GI     - Members of the  Bushvalley Amateur Radio Club  will be active  from
         all three lighthouses on  Rathlin Island (EU-122)  on  20-21 August
         for  the  International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend.  They  will
         operate SSB, CW, FT4 and FT8 as GB2EL (East Lighthouse), and SSB as
         GB2WL (West Lighthouse) and GB1RP (Rue Point Lighthouse).  QSL only
         via LoTW.
HR     - Alex, K6VHF will be active again as  K6VHF/HR9  from  Roatan Island
         (NA-057) on 22-25 August.  He will be QRV on 40-10 metres  with  10
         watts on  digital modes,  and  will  "specially announce for 6 band
         operations". QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call.
IS0    - Giuseppe, IK5WWA will be active as IM0M from Maddalena Island  (EU-
         041)  on  1-13 September. He will be QRV on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12,
         10, 6 and 2 metres. QSL via IK5WWA (direct or bureau);  he will up-
         load his log to LoTW, Club Log, eQSL.
J5     - Carlos, CT2GQA has been active again as  J5GQA  from  Guinea-Bissau
         since 15 August.  He will return home on 23 August,  but he expects
         to be back in J5 on 15 September. He might use his second callsign,
         J5JUA,  when operating  mobile.  QSL direct to home call.  [TNX The
         Daily DX]
OE     - Special call OE25TU  will be active from  1 September to 31 October
         for the 25th anniversary of OVSV Lower Austria's district branch of
         Tulln-Stockerau (OE3XAS). QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
OH     - Members of the  Scandinavian YL Radio Amateurs (SYLRA) will be  QRV
         as OH1SYL from Katanpaa Island in the Bothnian Sea National Park on
         21-23 August. Activity will be on SSB and CW.  QSL via OH5KIZ. [TNX
         The Daily DX]
ON     - OR1050HERZ is the  special callsign  for members of  Amateur  Radio
         Club De Pinte  (ON6MS)  to mark the  1050th anniversary  since  the
         foundation of the town of  Herzele in the  Belgian province of East
         Flanders. Look for activity on all bands and modes from 1 September
         to 31 October. QSL via the bureau.
OY     - Col, MM0NDX and Jonathan, MM0OKG  will be active as  OY/MM0NDX  and
         OY/MM0OKG from  Rituvik, Faroe Islands (EU-018)  on  1-5 September.
         They will be QRV on various bands and modes using vertical antennas
         next to the sea. QSL via EB7DX. [TNX DX World]
PY     - Commemorating the bicentennial of Brazil's independence from Portu-
         gal (7 September 1822), special event station PW2IND will be active
         on 1-30 September.  Look for activity on 160-2 metres  SSB, CW  and
         FT8. QSL via PY2GTA (direct) or via PP5AA (bureau).
SV     - Members of the Cyclades Amateur Radio Association (SZ8ERS)  will be
         active again as  SZ8G  from the  lighthouse on  Gaiduronisi,  Syros
         Island (EU-067) on 20-21 August.  They will operate CW, SSB and FT8
         (F/H) on  80-10 metres.  Paper cards will not be provided,  but the
         log will be uploaded to LoTW, Club Log and eQSL. [TNX SZ8ERS]
SV     - A large group of Greek operators will be active as SX39J  on  10-18
         September in remembrance  of the  pivotal role played by a Japanese
         merchant ship in  rescuing hundreds of refugees  during  the  Great
         Fire of Smyrna in September 1922.  QSL via LoTW,  eQSL,  Club Log's
         OQRS,  or direct to  SV2GWY.  A certificate will be available:  see
         https://sv2rck.gr/SX39J/ for information.
SV5    - Gerben, PG5M  (http://dx.to/)  will  be active  holiday style  from
         the Dodecanese (EU-001) on  4-11 September.  Look for  SV5/PG5M  to
         operate CW only on 40-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
TY     - The Russian DXpedition Team's operation from to Benin [425DXN 1623]
         is now expected  to take place on  14-26 October.  Eight  operators
         (R2BZ, R5AF, R7AL, R9LR, RA1ZZ, RT2O, RW8A and RW9JZ)  will be  QRV
         as TY0RU 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.  See  https://ty0ru.org/  for more information  and
W      - Members of the Old Barney Amateur Radio Club will be active as N2OB
         from  'Old Barney',  the Barnegat Lighthouse  on  Long Beach Island
         (NA-111) on 20 August, from  about 14 UTC to 21 UTC. QSL via N2OO's
         OQRS (https://www.oqrs.net/n2oo/). [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - Look for Matt, AF2F/W4 to be active again from Hatteras Island (NA-
         067) from  22 August to 3 September.  He will operate CW and FT8 on
         the HF bands  and 6m.  QSL via  Club Log's OQRS,  or via home call.
         [TNX DX World]
W      - Organized by the Citrus Belt ARC, the  23rd  annual Route 66 On The
         Air special event celebrates the historic US Highway 66. Twenty-one
         amateur radio stations using  1x1  callsigns (W6A-W6U) will operate
         from  cities  along  the  "Mother Road"  on  10-18  September.  See
         https://w6jbt.org/ for information about the event and QSL routes.
YV     - 4M5MAG is the special callsign for Radio Club Venezolano's Casa Re-
         gional San Antonio de los Altos  (YV5SAA)  to celebrate  the  100th
         issue of their  "Magazine de Radio"  (https://yv5saa.blogspot.com/)
         from 1 September  to 31 December.  Activity will be on 160, 80, 40,
         20, 15, 10 and 6 metres  CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL via LoTW,  Club Log,
         eQSL. See https://www.qrz.com/db/4M5MAG for more information.
XT     - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Burkina Faso on 4-
         18 September.  He will operate FT8, SSB and CW  on all bands  ("for
         160 and 80m it will be by  schedule only"),  with plans  to be  QRV
         also on 6 metres and QO-100.  QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.  [TNX The Daily
XZ     - "In a very interesting development", Simon Luttrell (XW0LP, HS0ZIB,
         G6JFY) reported on 16 August,  "the Myanmar radio licencing  office
         contacted me today  and advised that  they would issue a permit for
         me to operate on all HF amateur bands except 60m, and also allow 6m
         operation". He expects to move to Yangon  "in the next week or so",
         but he anticipates that  "it will still take  a few months  I guess
         before  I am on the air" as  "paperwork moves slowly".  Simon  will
         reapply for his XZ2A callsign [425DXN 1632].

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

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3Y0J: LATEST NEWS ---> The team  "is currently staging  all our  3,5 tons of
equipment at Oslo airport in Norway, where we within the next few weeks will
do final checks and pack all equipment", Ken, LA7GIA  posted to Facebook  on
19 August.
"Container shipping  is scheduled for  mid-September.  Next weekend  several
team members from Norway and US will gather and go through all checklists to
make sure all small items are in correct place.
We have detailed out the logistic plan,  and have made a few changes.  Among
the improvements is that we have bought yet another outboard engine enabling
us to use 2 zodiac boats simultaneously during beach landing to speed up the
unloading of gear. In addition we have a 3rd spare zodiak + engine.
We have also swapped the  Yanmar generators with some  5 kW QRO  lightweight
generators that will enable us to run full station setup with only  2 out of
4 diesel gens.  We have also added some 2000 litres of versatile, robust and
hardwearing IBC diesel tanks in various sizes.  One of the requirements from
Norwegian Polar Institute  is that there must be  absolutely  no spillage of
diesel.  Each IBC tank will be placed in a tray  and  guyed to withstand the
strong Bouvet wind".
The  fundraising campaign  has now reached the 90%  of its target amount  of
donations and $70,000 are still needed: see https://www.3y0j.no/funding.

ILLW ---> The 25th annual International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend  will
take place from 00.01 UTC  on  20  August  until  24.00  UTC  on  the  21st.
Complete information on this popular event, including a  list  of  announced
participating stations, can be found at https://illw.net/.

QSL CY0C & CY0P ---> Effective 11 August,  Murray, WA4DAN  has taken over as
QSL manager for the CY0P and CY0C DXpeditions to  Sable Island.  He now han-
dles the  QSL duties  for all five  of his  previous  CY0 operations:  CY0XX
(1996), WA4DAN/CY0 (2012), CY0P (2013), CY0C (2014)  and  CY0/WA4DAN (2019).
[TNX The Daily DX]

QSL HP3AK ---> Phil, K4PWS is the  new QSL manager  for  Jay, HP3AK.  Please
note that  during 2007 and until 16 January 2008 he was active as  HP3/K1YJ,
and  W4JS remains the QSL manager for those operations  as well as for  H33K
(2-13 March 2020).

QSL SU1SK ---> Taking over from the late JH1AJT,  Bob, N2OO  is the  new QSL
manager for Said, SU1SK.  The cards are being ordered from the printer.  QSL
via Club Log's OQRS.

WW DIGI DX CONTEST ---> The fourth edition of the World Wide Digi DX Contest
("WW Digi") will take place on  27-28 August  (from 12:00 UTC to 11:59 UTC).
The objective is for amateurs around the world to contact as many other ama-
teurs in  as many Maidenhead Grid Fields as possible using  the  FT4 and FT8
modes on  160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m. See https://ww-digi.com/ for complete
information. WW Digi is a collaboration between the  World Wide Radio Opera-
tors Foundation (WWROF) and the Slovenia Contest Club (SCC).


QSLs received direct  or through  managers: 3D2AG, 3W1T, 6Y6Y, 8P5AA, 9N7AA,
9X2AW,  A25VR, A41CK,  AP2IN, C32JK,  CE0YHO, CE7VPQ,  CN8LI, EA9KB,  EA9QD,


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