425 DX News #1555

20 February 2021 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1555

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

Owing to the ongoing and fluid nature of the COVID-19 situation globally,
announced activities might be cut short, postponed, cancelled or even
extended at any time and without notice.

5V - 5V7DE is the newly issued callsign for Daniel, HB9EHD, who has been
active as 5VDE from Kara, Togo since 11 February [425DXN 1551]. He
will be QRV on QO-100 SSB during his evenings, and on 40 and 20
metres FT8. QSL via LoTW and eQSL, or direct to home call.
CE - Members of Radio Club Melipulli (CE7RCM) will be active as CB7FT
from the lighthouse on Isla Tabon (SA-018) on 19-21 February for
the American Lighthouses Weekend. They will operate SSB and digital
modes on the HF bands. QSL via EA5GL.
DL - Special event stations DQ100JL and DR100JL will be active from 1
March to 31 May. The suffix stands for Junkers Luftverkehr, one of
the earliest and largest airlines in Germany at the time, founded
in 1921 as a division of the aircraft manufacturer Junkers. Also
active will be club stations DA0FFR, DB0FFR, DF0FFR and DK0FFR. All
QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. An award will
be available, see https://100julu.de/ for information.
EA - URE San Fernando (EA7URF) will operate special callsign EG484FIM on
20-21 and 27-28 February to mark the 484th anniversary of the
Spanish Naval Infantry (Fuerza de Infanteria de Marina). Formed in
1537, it is the oldest marine corps in existence in the world. QSL
via EA7URF, LoTW and eQSL.
G - Celebrating Saint David, patron saint of Wales, the Welland Valley
ARS will be active as GB0SD from 28 February to 2 March. QSL via
G4XEX, LoTW and eQSL.
HL - Special event station D90EXPO will be active between 1 March and 17
October to promote the 2021 World Military Culture Expo that will
take place in the city of Gyeryong on 1-17 October. QSL via LoTW or
via DS3BBC; the logs will be uploaded to Club Log.
IS0 - Special callsign II0QSE will be active from Quartu Sant'Elena,
Sardinia (EU-024) from 28 February to 30 June to celebrate the
40th anniversary of the local branch of ARI. QSL via IS0AGY, direct
or bureau.
KH9 - Thomas, NL7RR plans to be back on Wake Island (OC-053) starting on
26 February and be active as KH9/NL7RR for six weeks. Last time he
was there (October 2020) he operated SSB on 40 and 20 metres. QSL
via LoTW or direct to AL7JX. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY - Members of Scout team PY2GMR will be active as ZW2I from the Icapa-
ra Lighthouse on Ilha Comprida (SA-024) on 19-22 February. QSL via
operator's instructions.
SV - Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821, the
Radio Amateur Association of Western Peloponnese will operate
special callsigns SZ21AD, SZ21GK, SZ21LB, SZ21PF and SZ21TK (the
suffixes memorialize five prominent figures in the Greek War of
Independence) as well as SZ1821R on 1-31 March. QSLs via LoTW and
VK9C - Ten members of the Northern Corridor Radio Group (namely VK6BMA,
VK6XI) will be active as VK9CE from the Cocos Keeling Islands (OC-
003) on 16-23 March. "The trip is now set in stone", they say,
provided they have "no more COVID scares between now and March
16th". They expect to be "quite active, but possibly not 24/7", on
80-10 metres (possibly 6m as well) SSB, CW and FT8 with two
stations running up to 400 watts into vertical and wire antennas.
The logs will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL and Club Log. Paper QSLs
via EB7DX.
VK9W - The Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia is planning a
DXpedition to the Willis Islands (OC-007) which is scheduled to
take place on 3-13 November. The team so far includes five opera-
tors (VK2IR, VK2OK, VK2PN, VK2RF and VK3YP) and VK9W is their
requested callsign; if they cannot secure it, they will use VK9HR.
More information is expected in due course. Willis ranks number 38
on Club Log's current Most Wanted DXCC list. The most recent opera-
tions were VK9DWX (2008) and VK9WA (2015). [TNX DX World]
W - Bodo, DF8DX will be active again as KT3Q/2 from Long Island (NA-
026) from 25 February to 3 April. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (pre-
ferred), or via DF8DX.
YU - On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of continuous activity of
the callsign YU1ANO, the Serbian Administration has authorized the
Belgrade Amateur Radio Club to use the special callsign YU51ANO
from 15 February to 15 June. QSL via YU1EA.

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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (CW) ---> Object of the contest is for W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations in as many DXCC Entities as possible on
160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 metre bands, while DX stations (also including
KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE amateurs in as many of the 48
contiguous states and provinces as possible (complete rules can be found at
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx). This year's event will be held on 20-21
February (00.00-23.59 UTC). Give a look at the Announced Operations listing
maintained by Bill, NG3K: https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxc2021.html - good
contest to you all!

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> The 2021 Honour Roll and Annual Listings have been
posted on the IOTA website https://iota-world.org/: click on PERFORMANCE
LISTINGS in the dropdown menu under PROGRAMME INFORMATION. They show the
position as at 31 January 2021.
The Honour Roll lists the stations with a checked score equalling or
exceeding 50% of the total of numbered IOTA groups, excluding those with
provisional numbers, at the time of preparation. The Annual Listing lists
the stations with a checked score of 100 or more IOTA groups but less than
the qualifying threshold for entry into the Honour Roll.
IOTA rules limit inclusion in the listings to those participants who have
updated their scores at least once in the preceding five years (i.e. since
February 2016) and have opted to have their scores published.

+ SILENT KEYS + Carlos S. Menem (LU1SM) passed away on 14 February. Born in
1930, he served as the 44th president of Argentina from 1989 to 1999. Also
reported Silent Key is Vasiliy A. Romanyuk (ER4DX), who passed away on 15
February aged 65. Afflicted with Covid-19, he had been off the air since


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2CR (OC-112), 3Z150MPR, 5R8UI,
7Q6M, A42K, AP2TN, CP4BT, CP5HK, CR6T, E51BQ (OC-013), E51WL (OC-082),


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