425 DX News #1591

30 October 2021 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1591

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3A - EA3NT, G4PVM, MM0NDX and RA9USU will participate in the CQ WW DX
SSB Contest as 3A3A from the Principality of Monaco. QSL via UA3DX.
Also, look for 3A/homecalls before and after the contest. Club Log
shows Monaco at #4 Most Wanted for NA West Coast (SSB), and #9 Most
Wanted for NA East Coast (SSB). "The reason for this is because
most of North America is blocked by mountains to the north and west
of Monaco. However, the 3A3A team are in a fortunate position of
being permitted roof access to a 5-star waterfront hotel whereby
they will erect an assortment of antennas with a view to working
the world, and a special focus on NA. Other regions which greatly
needs 3A on SSB include Far East AS (#26) and VK/ZL (#63)". [TNX DX
A4 - A team from the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) will be
active as A44M from Masirah Island (AS-014) during the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest. Outside the contest, between 28 October and 1 November,
they will be QRV as A43MI on various bands and modes. QSL both
callsigns via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL.
DL - Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the European DX Foundation,
special callsign DL35EUDXF will be active on 1-30 November, and
after that from time to time until 31 October 2022. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL; bureau cards can also be requested by email
(dl4eax[@]darc.de). An award will be available for QSOs made with
this and the other special callsigns, complete information can be
found at https://www.eudxf.eu/?p=3906.
EA - URE San Fernando (EA7URF) is participating in the official celebra-
tions for the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of
the Earth [425DXN 1467]. The seventh in a series of AM500 special
event stations representing a milestone of the voyage will be
AM500ESP, to be active on 20-27 November to memorialize the arrival
of the ships "Victoria" and "Trinidad" to the Spice Islands (islas
de las Especias), i.e. the Moluccas. QSL via EA7URF (bureau or
direct), LoTW and eQSL.
FT_ant - David, F4FKT will be active as FT4YM and FT4YM/p from Antarctica
between now and approximately late February-early March. In his
spare time he will operate mainly SSB on 40 and 20 metres from
various bases, including Concordia, Little Dome C, Cap Prud'homme
and Dumont d'Urville on Petrels Island (AN-017). Updates will be
posted to the Polar DX Group's Facebook group. QSL via F5PFP.
ON - Also celebrating the 35th anniversary of the European DX Foundation
will be OQ35EUDXF from Belgium. Look for SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8/FT4
activity on 1-30 November. QSL via ON6CC, Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
ON - Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty, members
of UBA Section NOK (ON4NOK) will be active as OQ60ANT from 1 Novem-
ber to 31 December. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via
the bureau; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
PY - Special callsign PV60CRASC will be active on 1-30 November in cele-
bration of the 60th anniversary of the Clube dos Radioamadores de
Sao Carlos (PY2CA). QSL via PT2OP, direct (preferred) or bureau,
LoTW and eQSL.
SP - The Bydgoszcz Amateur Radio Club (SP2PBY) will be active as SN1BUW,
SN3IW, SN4ESH and SN4IU on 8-21 November to honour the memory of
Henryk Kruszynski SP2BUW (1957-2020), Ryszard Czerwinski SP2IW
(1932-2018), Boleslaw Krzymin SP2ESH (1936-2016) and Zbigniew
Gorgolewski SP2IU (1933-2017). QSL via SP2PBY and logsearch on Club
Log. A certificate will be available: http://www.sp2pby.pl/.
UA - Besides R325FR and R325WMF [425DXN 1590], a large number of special
callsigns will be active between 30 October and 30 November for the
325th anniversary of the Russian Navy: R325B, R325BF, R325CF,
R325F, R325G, R325K, R325KF, R325N, R325P, R325RF, R325S, R325SF,
R325SSF, R325TF, R325Z. QSL via operators' instructions.
V5 - Gunter, DK2WH will be active again as V51WH and V55Y (contest call)
from Namibia between November 2021 and March 2022. QSLs via DK2WH,
direct or bureau. He does not use LoTW.
VE - Look for Eric, VA2IDX/p to be active from Anticosti Island (NA-077)
on 2-7 November. He will operate QRP CW on 20 and maybe 40 metres.
QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZF - Stan, K5GO will be active again as ZF9CW and ZF5T (contest call)
from Cayman Brac (NA-016) until 24 March 2022. He operates mainly
CW, with some SSB and no digital modes. QSLs via LoTW, or direct to
home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

CQ WW DX SSB CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their par-
ticipation in this year's event (30-31 October):

02 VY0ERC Canada LoTW/M0OXO
05 VP9I SOAB LP Bermuda LoTW/WW3S
08 8P1W SO Barbados KU9C
08 C6AHB Bahamas LoTW/NN2T
08 FG4KH SO Guadeloupe LoTW/F1DUZ
08 HI3LT M/M Dominican Republic EB7DX
08 J68HZ M/? St. Lucia LoTW/K9HZ
08 KP2B Explorer Virgin Isls EB7DX
08 KP3Z M/S Puerto Rico N4AO
08 NP2J SOSB 160m Virgin Isls LoTW/K8RF
08 PJ5/W5JON SO St Eustatius LoTW/W5JON
08 TO7O SOAB Martinique LoTW/EA1BP
08 V26B M/S Antigua & Barbuda LoTW/KA2AEV
08 WP3C SOAB Puerto Rico M0OXO
08 ZF1A M/S Cayman Islands LoTW/K7ZO
09 FY5KE M/S French Guiana LoTW
09 P40W SOAB Aruba LoTW/N2MM
09 PJ2T M/M Curacao LoTW/W3HNK
09 PJ4K M/2 Bonaire KU9C
09 YV5KG SOSB 160m HP Venezuela LoTW/YV5KG
10 HD8R M/2 Galapagos EA5RM
11 PY0F M/? Fernando de Noronha PY7RP
13 LP7D M/S Argentina LoTW/LP7D
14 3A3A M/? Monaco UA3DX
14 CR2M M/? Azores LoTW
14 ED1R M/? Spain LoTW
14 ED7O M/? Spain ED7O
14 HB0A M/S Liechtenstein HB0A
14 HB9NE M/S Switzerland LoTW
14 LA4C M/2 Norway LoTW/LA4C
14 LN8W M/M Norway LoTW/LA6YEA
14 LX/ON4EI SOAB LP Luxembourg LoTW
14 MX4Y M/S England eQSL
14 PI4M M/2 Netherlands LoTW/PA0MBD
14 SD6D M/M Sweden bureau
15 IS0/OM2TW SOSB 80m Sardinia LoTW/OM2FY
15 OF1F M/S Finland LoTW
15 Z60A M/2 Kosovo OH2BH
15 Z68XX SO Kosovo DL2JRM
17 EY8MM SOSB 40m Tajikistan W0VTT
20 SX16V SO Greece SV2HJW
20 TC7G M/S LP Turkey LoTW
20 TC7TR M/? Turkey LoTW
21 4L2M SO Georgia EA7FTR
21 4L8A SOSB 15m Georgia LoTW/M0OXO
21 9K2K SOSB 15m Kuwait LoTW/EC6DX
21 A44M M/? Oman LoTW
21 A47RS SO Classic Oman LoTW/A47RS
23 B0A M/S China BA4TB
24 B4T M/2 China BA4TB
26 E2A M/S Thailand LoTW/E21EIC
26 HS2UPR M/S Thailand HS2UPR
26 HS8HEX M/S Thailand HS8HEX
28 7A2A M/? Indonesia LoTW
28 YB0ECT SOSB 20m Indonesia W2FB
31 KH7M SOAB Hawaii LoTW
31 KH7Q SOAB Hawaii LoTW/AH6NF
33 CQ3W Madeira LoTW
33 CQ9T M/S Madeira LoTW
33 IH9/OK1M SOSB 80m AF Italy OK1M
35 C5C M/? The Gambia F5RAV
40 JW5E Svalbard LoTW
40 OX7A M/? Greenland LoTW/OZ1ACB
40 TF3T SOAB or SOSB Iceland LoTW/TF3MH

Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqs2021.html - good contest to
you all!

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0J: LATEST NEWS ---> On 27 October the following Press Release #6 was
posted to the website (https://www.3y0j.no/) of the November 2022 3Y0J DXpe-
dition to Bouvet Island:
"We have reached our first payment milestone for the 'Marama' vessel con-
tract. Today we have paid the first deposit, and with this payment we con-
firm our plans of activating the #2 most wanted Entity Bouvet. We would like
to thank each individual and club who has contributed to this payment with
their upfront support, especially thanks to our Lead sponsor NCDXF. It is a
huge task and undertaking to go to Bouvet and we still critically need addi-
tional upfront support to close the budget.
We are happy to announce two additional operators to the team to make it
complete with 13 operators. Dave WD5COV will rejoin us on this adventure to
Bouvet. Dave is a well-known and recognized DXer and DXpeditioner who has
embarked on over ten major DXpeditions, including three in the top ten most
wanted category.
In addition, we have included Peter in the team as a combined crew and
dedicated FTx operator. Peter is an experienced captain and expedition
leader with huge experience from offshore sailing, sailing in remote polar
uncharted areas and specializes in supporting some of the most complex expe-
ditions in the Arctic and Antarctica. He is experienced in safety evacuation
procedures, MOB maneuver in cold water, beach landings in difficult loca-
tions and he is an experienced zodiac operator that will be based in Norway.
He will be heading up the zodiac landing at Bouvet.
Our preparation for Bouvet includes planning, constructing, and testing a
system for landing zodiacs safely, this will be tested in rough sea in
Norway before and after Christmas. We plan for several systems and tech-
Niques to adapt to the onsite conditions. We plan for safely landing the
zodiacs in different manners also with some swell, unmanned and with less
risk for operators. And we prepare for the event that zodiacs are capsizing
and we still can retrieve the equipment. We have done the first prelim sea
trials of the zodiac equipment in Norway and will continue sea trials to
further mature the concept. We plan for a gasoline powered winch system to
lift equipment up the cliff, and this will be tested in Norway after Christ-
mas. We plan to access the 25 ft cliff with professionals means, and if
needed prepare for climbing and bolting a short route to gain access. We
refresh our climbing experience, and some team members will be certified
climbers. In 2022 we will practice safe rope access training and evacuation
down the cliff with instructor also including emergency evacuation with
injured operator. We will have IRATA educated instructors training with us.
We also have an extended off-island team of 5 Norwegian professionals and
experts from the maritime industry assisting us. These are former captains
and chief engineers with huge experience within RIB SAR vessels, maritime
risk assessment and safety training. Some of them have stayed several sea-
sons at Bouvet, stayed anchored at Cape Fie, have passed Bouvet more than 60
times and have done zodiac landing at the same spot. With all these upcoming
events and the knowledge in the extended team - be rest assured this will be
a well planned and executed project".

CROZET 2022-2023 ---> After many months of efforts and negotiations, the
TAAF (the body in charge of the administration of the French Southern and
Antarctic Lands) has granted permission to Thierry, F6CUK to conduct a one-
man operation from the Crozet Islands from mid-December 2022 to mid-March
2023. For the first time, this will not be a 'spare time' activity during a
scientific mission.
Paul, F6EXV will be the fundraiser and QSL manager: "details will be forth-
coming in the next few days, weeks and months, when they become available
and publishable", he says. "Please do not try to contact either Thierry or
Paul for the time being, there will be no reply to any messages related to
this operation until further notice". According to Jean-Michel, F6AJA,
"Thierry will seek financial assistance given that this project is estimated
between 40,000-45,000 euros". The latest activity from Crozet was in 2009,
by Florentin, F4DYW (FT5WQ). [TNX F6EXV and F6AJA]

IARU REGION 1 NEW EC ---> A new Executive Committee was elected at the IARU
R1 Conference and Workshop on 24 October: Sylvain Azarian (F4GKR, Presi-
dent), Hani Raad (OD5TE, Vice-President), Mats Espling (SM6EAN, Secretary),
Andreas Thiemann (HB9JOE, Treasurer), and EC members Ahmad AlHoli (9K2DB),
Joerg Jaehrig (DJ3HW), Alessandro Carletti (IV3KKW), Lisa Leenders (PA2LS)
and Oliver Tabakovski (Z32TO).

QSL VIA EA5GL ---> Pedro, EA5GL is picking up the QSLing for a number of
past IOTA operations, for which he is going to have new QSL cards printed:
3G9JA February 2016 Isla Hornos SA-031
L22D January 2013 Isla Gama SA-022
LT0X November 2012 Isla Pinguino SA-087
OC0I February 2014 Isla San Lorenzo SA-052
XR5JA December 2014 Isla Quiriquina SA-070
YV6YV/4 November 2015 Isla Alcatraz SA-058
See https://www.qrz.com/db/EA5GL for instructions. "I am receiving many re-
quests for help and I will gladly continue to do so", he says. He will up-
date his page with the new stations that he can handle.

QSL VP8ADR & VP8BTR ---> Bob, VP8ADR and his wife Lyn, VP8BTR are active
from their Sheep Farm at Walker Creek, Falkland Islands (SA-002). Their QSL
manager is M0OXO. The QSL cards for both callsigns are being prepared and
will be available in a few weeks' time, but the OQRS is already up and
running for both logs: https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php.

VE3CSE75 & VE3CST75 ---> These callsigns were used on 27-28 October in cele-
bration of the 75th anniversary of the Communications Security Establish-
ment/Centre de la Securite des Telecommunications (Canada's signals intelli-
gence and communications security agency). QSL via eQSL, or direct to CSE
History Program, Communications Security Establishment, PO Box 9703,
Terminal, Ottawa ON K1G 3Z4, Canada.

VK9DX ---> Nick, VK2DX has moved permanently to Norfolk Island (OC-005), and
is now active as VK9DX. QSL direct to his work address in Sidney (Nick
Hacko, Suite 403 Level 4, Culwulla Chambers, 67 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW
2000, Australia); see https://www.qrz.com/db/vk9dx for LoTW instructions.

+ SILENT KEY + Will Roberts, AA4NC lost his life in a plane crash on 21 Oc-
tober. An experienced pilot, he was taking off from a small airstrip near
Holly Ridge (North Carolina) when his single-engine Mooney M20J crashed. "I
have been interested in contesting and DXing my entire ham career", he would
say, "and prefer being on the DX end of the pileup". Will operated from a
large number of places, notably Navassa Island (AA4NC/KP1 1992), Sable Is-
land (CY0XX 1996), St. Eustatius (PJ5/AA4NC October 2010), St. Paul Island
(CY9C 2016 and 2019) and San Andres (5K0N 2017). In 2018 and 2020 he went on
two island-hopping tours in the Pacific, which included stops at Palau
(T8NC), Saipan (KH0/AA4NC), Guam (KH2/AA4NC), Hawaii (KH6/AA4NC), Tahiti
(TX4N), Norfolk Island (VK9NR), Papua New Guinea (P29NC), Solomon Islands
(H44NC), Vanuatu (YJ0NC) and Fiji (3D2AA). Will was already signed up for
both CY9C and CY0C in 2022.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3W1T, 5I3B (AF-032), 5I3W (AF-
032), 5Z4PA, 7Q7RU, AP2SD, C92RU, EY8/K4ZW, HP1AVS, JT1CO, JW0W (EU-063),
KL7RRC (NA-039), RI0FWA (AS-025), S79KW, SU1SK, VE2CSI, XV1X, ZD7BG.


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