425 DX News #1573

26 June 2021 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1573

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3DA - R7AL, RA1ZZ, RK8A, RW9JZ and OK8AU will be active as 3DA0RU from
eSwatini (Swaziland) from 22 October to 7 November. They will run
multiple stations on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound
mode). QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW, or via R7AL. See
https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/3da0ru for more details and updates.
DL - Special callsign DL0SOP will be active on 1-31 July for the 63rd
edition of the Sea of Peace Award (see http://dl0sop.darc.de/ for
full details). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, or direct to
EA - Special callsign AM1ASX will be active on 1-30 July for the Ano
Santo Xacobeo 2021. QSL via EA1IQM. The Jacobean Holy Year is cele-
brated when the feast day of St. James, the patron saint of Spain
(25 July), falls on a Sunday.
ES - Ed, ES2TT will be active as ES2TT/0 from Saaremaa Island (EU-034)
on 10-11 July. He will operate CW and SSB on 30-20 metres. QSL via
home call, direct or bureau.
I - Special callsign II0LXXV (the suffix stands for 75 in Roman numer-
als) will be active from 1 July until 31 December to celebrate the
75th anniversary of ARI Roma (IQ0RM). All QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the bureau. Information on the "Roma Caput Mundi
Award" can be found on http://www.ariroma.it/wp/?p=6357.
JA - Taka, JA8COE will be active again as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island
(AS-147) on 25-27 June. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on the HF
bands and 6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call. See
https://blog.goo.ne.jp/takaja8coe for updates.
JA - Members of the Sendai Tuning DX Club (JH7YES) will operate special
callsign 8N7SPORT between 1 July and 31 October. QSL via the bureau
or direct. They do not use LoTW.
KL - A team of operators from the North Pole Contest Group (KL7RA) will
activate W1AW/KL7 from Alaska on 8-13 July, including participation
in the IARU HF Championship (10-11 July) as HQ station representing
ARRL. Plans are to be QRV with four stations operating from differ-
ent locations (Kenai, Fairbanks/Two Rivers, Anchorage and most
likely Homer). QSL via W1AW, LoTW or Club Log. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
OJ0 - Henry, OH3JR as OJ0JR and Pertti, OG2M as OJ0MR will be QRV from
Market Reef (EU-053) from 26 June to 2 July. They will operate FT8,
CW and SSB with a focus on 6 metres. QSL OJ0JR via LoTW, Club Log's
OQRS, or via OH3JR; QSL OJ0MR via LoTW (preferred), or direct to
OG2M. [TNX The Daily DX]
OE - Celebrating the 60th anniversary since the Antarctic Treaty entered
into force, Alex, OE3DMA will be active as OE60ANT between 1 July
and 31 December. QSL via home call.
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.
PY - Fernando PS8PL, Ronaldo PS8RV and Paulo PU8PPH will be active as
ZX8F from the Carajas National Forest in the Brazilian state of
Para on 1-4 July. They will operate SSB and FT8 on 80-10 metres.
QSL via PS8RV and LoTW.
SP - Commemorating the 1980 Lublin strikes (Lubelski Lipiec) that marked
the beginning of important socio-political changes in Poland, spe-
cial callsigns 3Z1980LL, HF1980LL, SN1980LL, SO1980LL, SP1980LL,
SP1980LS and SQ1980LL will be active on 1-31 July. A certificate
will be available, see https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ll1980/index.php
for information.
UA - Special callsign R100KOMI will be active from 1 July to 30 Septem-
ber to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the Komi Republic, created
on 22 August 1921 as an Autonomous Oblast. QSL via operator's in-
V6 - Tom, KC0W (currently stationed on Saipan and QRV as KH0/KC0W and
KH0W) will be active as V63COW from Yap (OC-012) "once the travel
restriction to Micronesia is lifted". He will operate CW only on
80-6 metres. QSL direct only to KC0W and logsearch on Club Log; he
does not use LoTW. Bookmark https://www.qrz.com/db/V63COW for up-
VP2V - Frank, K3TRM will be active as VP2V/K3TRM from Tortola, British
Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 4-17 July. He will be QRV on 40-6 metres
SSB, RTTY and FT8, and satellite. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or
via home call.
W - The following stations will be active during the 13th 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
and TM13COL from France. Information about the award programme can
be found on http://www.13colonies.us/.
YB - Operated by members of ORARI Daerah Banten, IOTA station 7I1S will
be active from Sangiang Island (OC-237) on 2-4 July. Look for ac-
tivity on various HF bands using all modes. QSL via HA3JB and LoTW.
ZD7 - ZD7GB is the callsign issued for Gerry, G3WIP [425DXN 1572] to use
during his stay on St. Helena Island (AF-022) until 6 September. In
his spare time he will operate SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 40-10 metres and
via QO-100 satellite. "I am in the valley of Jamestown, not ideal
for ham radio", he says. "I have remoterig with me, so might set
the system up in a better location".

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0J: THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN UP --- >"Since the cancelation of 3Y0J", N6PSE
posted to the Bouvet 2023 DXpedition's Facebook page on 18 June, "we have
been working closely with Nigel Jolly to form a new plan, with a new owner
of 'Braveheart' and a revised payment plan that enables Nigel Jolly to
continue managing 'Braveheart' and will keep it available for DXpeditions
for years to come. We are working out the details of this plan and hope to
have some very positive news very soon. We have not given up!"

HAM RADIO WORLD ---> For the second year in a row, Ham Radio Friedrichshafen
has been cancelled owing to the pandemic, and has been replaced by a free of
charge online event - Ham Radio World - which will take place on 25-27 June.
Ham Radio World is "a virtual 2D world in your browser which also is a
massive videoconferencing tool. With your avatar you can explore Ham Radio
2021, visit stands, meet and chat with friends in an instant video confer-
ence. There will be also many presentations of which several will be held in
English language. The traditional International Meeting will take place on
26 June from 17 to 18 UTC in room Liechtenstein". Access to the event will
open on 25 June at 13 UTC on https://ham.darc.de/.

KL7FBI ---> Fred, KB4DMQ "is scheduled to leave Shemya (NA-037) on 14 July,
and will continue to operate until then, in his spare time, as KL7FBI", says
Cezar, VE3LYC. "QSL cards will be available from Fred after his return back
home, by direct request to his home address": Fred R. Anderson, 918 Abeto St
NE, Palm Bay FL 32905, USA.

M0OXO & M0URX: QSL BUREAU SERVICE ---> Both Charles, M0OXO and Tim, M0URX
posted the following message to their respective websites:
"A few months ago I considered closing the Bureau option on some of my call-
signs on OQRS as the demands and costs are getting unsustainable. I actually
decided NOT to do that and at this current time, all Bureau cards are now
ready to be dispatched in the next couple of weeks.
However, the global pandemic has caused a major restriction on air freight
worldwide which has led to enormous increases in costs. For example, 10
small packages to ARRL have increased from £14 in total to £103, while the
parcel to Japan JARL from £50 to £160, if you multiply the increases to all
90 IARU Bureau destinations the cost is quite a shock to bear.
I therefore had no choice but to introduce a $0.30c charge on Bureau cards
on OQRS to help alleviate losses in my future Bureau mailings.
I appreciate to some, this may not be very popular but let me stress, this
is NOT about making money. Applying a small charge/contribution will go a
huge way to combat the deficit in Postage Costs to World Bureaux. Without it
the Bureau service will cease".

MAGIC BAND ---> For those who might have missed the excellent presentation
"Modes of Propagation on 6 Meters" by Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, the complete
program video is now available on the Madison DX Club's website:
http://www.madisondxclub.org/MDXC_Programs.html. [TNX W9EWZ]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 4A2L (NA-135, February 2020),
4X4WN, 5T5PA, 5Z4VJ, 6F3A (NA-153, February 2020), 7Q7RU, 9J2BO, A42K,
BA3AX, CP6UA, D73A, ES2TT/8 (EU-178), ET3AA, FM5DN, GD0TEP, HS0YNM/p
(AS-107), JO1CRA/7 (AS-206), JX2US, MS0INT, RI0Q (AS-152), RP76ON, RW2F,


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