425 DX News #1595

27 November 2021 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1595

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5Z - Ferdy, HB9DSP will e active as 5Z4/HB9DSP from Malindi, Kenya on 2-
16 December. He will operate SSB and some FT8 on 20, 15 and 10m.
QSL via LoTW and home call (bureau preferred).
A9 - Celebrating the Kingdom of Bahrain's 50th National Day, members of
the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society (BARS) will operate special call-
sign A950ND on 1-16 December. QSL via EC6DX.
EA - The Union de Radioaficionados de Leon (EA1URL) will operate special
callsigns AM1111D, AM1111E, AM1111I, AM1111L, AM1111N, AM1111O and
AM1111R on 1-19 December in celebration of the 1111th anniversary
since the establishment of the ancient Kingdom of Leon, now part of
the autonomous community of Castile and Leon within the modern
Kingdom of Spain. See https://reinodeleon.ure.es.
F - F1PHB, F5BQU, F5TLZ, F6BGH and F8EFU will be active as TM57STN
(Saint Nicholas, 2-16 December), TM57MC (Merry Christmas, 12-26
December) and TM57HNY (Happy New Year, 29 December to 12 January).
QSL via F-11734, direct or bureau. [TNX F8REF]
HB9 - Celebrating the the 100th anniversary of the historic Transatlantic
Tests of December 1921, members of the HB4FR Amateur Radio Club
will be active as HB1BCG on 1-31 December (1BCG was the callsign of
the Connecticut station whose message crossed the Atlantic Ocean to
be received in Scotland). QSL via HB9ACA.
HI - Kasimir, DL2SBY will be active holiday style from the Dominican Re-
public on 1-14 December. He will operate CW, FT8 and possibly some
SSB as HI7/DL2SBY from Punta Cana (NA-096) and Bayahibe (NA-096).
During the second week he might go on a one day side trip to Saona
Island (NA-122), and be active as HI2/DL2SBY. QSL via LoTW, or
direct only to home call or Club Log's OQRS. He no longer uses the
I - II1ZB is a special callsign for the Italian Naval Old Rhythmers
Club to pay homage to Antonio Zerbini, I1ZB (SK) during the 41st
edition of the INORC Contest (4-5 December). Zerbini served as
INORC President from 1992 to 2013. All QSOs will be confirmed auto-
matically via the bureau. A certificate will be available; see
https://www.qrz.com/db/ii1zb for information. [TNX IN3MDR]
OE - OE50ADXB is the special callsign for the Austrian DX Board (OE1XBC)
to celebrate the club's 50th anniversary during the month of Decem-
ber. QSL via the bureau or direct (preferred) to ADXB, c/o Musi-
sches Zentrum, Zeltgasse 7, 1080 Wien, Austria.
OE - The VIC Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (4U1A,
between 29 November and 26 December. QSL via LoTW and Club Log
("please di not send direct QSLs").
PA - Special callsigns PA21XMAS and PD21SANTA will be active on 1-31 De-
cember, while PD22HNY will be QRV from 1 December through January.
QSL cards will not be issued, but a certificate will be available
for download (https://www.qrz.com/db/PA21XMAS).
PJ7 - Chris, N0UK will be QRV as PJ7/G4JEC from Sint Maarten (NA-105)
from 26 November through 4 December, with main activity during the
CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via N0UK. [TNX DX World]
V4 - Bob, WX4G will be active as V48A (not V47A as previously announced)
from St. Kitts (NA-104) from 24 November to 2 December. He will
operate mostly CW, FT8 and FT4 on all bands, and will participate
in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or
via WX4G.
VE - Special callsign VX3INSULIN will be active on 1-31 December to mark
the 100th anniversary since a team of researchers at the University
of Toronto discovered insulin. The operations will be primarily
digital, with FT8 and FT4 being the dominant modes of use. QSL via
VE3NOO (direct or bureau) and eQSL.
VU - Madhu, VU3NPI and others (VU2GRM, VU2GTI, VU2JHM, VU2MNX, VU3GDS,
VU3KWK, VU3ULP, VU3UNO and VU3ZNG) will be active as AT7SJ from the
St George's Islands (AS-177) on 3-6 December. They plan to operate
CW, SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres. This IOTA group was activated only
once (by AT9RS, April 2009). QSL via VU3NPI; the logs will be
uploaded to Club Log and eventually LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
XT - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Bur-
kina Faso on 3-20 December. He will be QRV on all bands and also
via QO-100. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.
YB - Special event stations 8H13H, 8H13U, 8H13T, 8G13T, 8G13A, 8G13N,
8G13G, 8G13S, 8G13E and 8G13L will be active from 26 November to 12
December to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the city of Tangerang
Selatan (part of the Greater Jakarta metropolitan area, on the
island of Java). Look for activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m SSB
and FT8. See https://oraritangsel.or.id/award2021/ for certificates
and eQSLs.
Z2 - Tom, DJ6TF and Tom, DL7BO will be active as Z21A and Z22O from
Harare, Zimbabwe on 2-15 December. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8
and FT4 on 160-10 metres. QSL both calls via DJ6TF.

YOTA MONTH ---> The Youngsters On The Air group will be active again during
the entire month of December. The idea for this event is to show the amateur
radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham
radio waves. Announced participants include stations from
Argentina LR1YOTA Lebanon OD5YOTA
Bahrain A91YOTA Namibia V55YOTA
Bosnia & Hercegovina E71YOTA No. Macedonia Z30YOTA, Z39YOTA
Croatia 9A0YOTA, 9A21YOTA Peru OA0YOTA
Cyprus 5B4YOTA Portugal CQ7YOTA
Czech Republic OL21YOTA Senegal 6V1YOTA
England GB21YOTA Serbia YT21YOTA
Estonia ES9YOTA Slovakia OM21YOTA
Finland OF2YOTA, OH2YOTA South Africa ZS9YOTA
Germany DC0YOTA Spain EF4YOTA
Iceland TF3YOTA Netherlands PA6YOTA, PD6YOTA
Indonesia 8C2YOTA Turkey TC21YOTA
Iraq YI0YOTA Ukraine EM6YOTA
Ireland EI0YOTA USA K8A, K8O, K8T, K8Y
QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (direct or bureau). Information about the event and
the awards can be found on https://events.ham-yota.com/.

CQ WW DX CW CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their parti-
cipation in this year's event (27-28 November):
01 KL7RA M/2 Alaska LoTW/N4GNR
02 VA2VT SOAB LP Canada LoTW
02 VE2IM SOAB Canada VE3DZ
05 VP9I SOAB LP Bermuda LoTW/WW3S
07 HO2A SO Panama LoTW
07 HQ9X SOAB Honduras KQ1F
07 TI7W SOAB HP Costa Rica LoTW/M0URX
08 C6AGU M/? Bahamas LoTW/HA7RY
08 C6AQQ SOAB LP Bahamas EA5GL
08 FS/K0CD SOSB QRP St Martin K0CD
08 KP2B SOSB 10m Virgin Isls EB7DX
08 KP3Z SOAB HP Puerto Rico N4AO
08 PJ7/G4JEC SO Sint Maarten N0UK
08 T42K M/? Cuba T42K
08 TO7A SOAB HP Martinique LoTW/UT5UGR
08 V26K SOAB LP Antigua & Barbuda LoTW/AA3B
08 V48A SOAB St Kitts & Nevis LoTW/WX4G
08 VP5M SO Turks & Caicos Isls LoTW/K4QPL
08 WP3C M/S LP Puerto Rico LoTW/M0OXO
08 ZF1A M/S Cayman Isls LoTW/K7ZO
08 ZF5T SOAB Cayman Isls LoTW/K5GO
09 P44W SOAB Aruba LoTW/N2MM
09 PJ2T M/M Curacao LoTW/W3HNK
09 PJ4A M/S Bonaire LoTW/K4BAI
09 PJ4K M/2 Bonaire KU9C
11 PT4A M/2 Brazil LoTW/PY4AZ
11 ZP5AA SOAB Paraguay ZP5DBC
12 XQ1KZ SOSB 15m Chile LoTW
14 EA6FO SO Balearic Isls EA3AIR
14 GU4CHY SOSB Guernsey GU4CHY
14 HB0A M/S Liechtenstein LotW
14 LN8W M/M Norway LoTW/LA6YEA
14 MD4K M/2 Isle of Man LoTW/G3NKC
14 MJ5A SOSB 40m Jersey LoTW
14 MW5B SOSB 40m Wales Lotw
15 OH0Z SOAB HP Aland Isls W0MM
15 TK0C M/? Corsica S50C
16 UA7K M/S EU Russia LoTW
20 J42L SOAB HP Greece SV2DCD
20 SZ1A M/S Greece LoTW
21 4L/LY4ZZ SOSB 80m Georgia LY4ZZ
21 4L2M SOSB 20m Georgia EA7FTR
21 4L8A SOSB 40m Georgia LoTW/M0OXO
22 9N7AA SOAB Nepal LoTW/S57DX
24 B7P M/S China BA4EG
24 BH1EBF M/S China BH1EBF
26 E2A M/S Thailand LoTW/E21EIC
28 7A2A M/? Indonesia LoTW
29 VK6T SOAB Australia EA7FTR
31 KH7M SOAB HP Hawaii LoTW
32 ZL3X M/2 New Zealand LoTW
33 3V8SS SOAB QRP Tunisia LoTW/LX1NO
33 IH9YMC SOSB 160m AF Italy LoTW
35 C56XA SOSB 20m Gambia LoTW/G3SWH
36 9X4X M/? Rwanda 4Z5FI
37 C92R SOSB 15m Mozambique IK2DUW
39 3B8M M/M Mauritius LoTW/M0OXO
39 D60AB SO Comoro Isls K6ZO
40 JW5E SOSB 20m Svalbard LoTW
40 TF3SG SOAB HP Iceland LoTW
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2021.html - good contest to
you all!

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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2ZE ---> Any radio amateur in the United Kingdom (G, GI, GM and GW) or the
Crown Dependencies (GD, GJ and GU) may participate in the centenary of the
Transatlantic Tests of 1921 by adding the suffix /2ZE to their station's
normal callsign. This will apply from 1 to 26 December and does not require
any individual authorisation. 2ZE was the US callsign of Paul Godley, who
went to the UK and took part in the tests as the representative of the ARRL.

CWOPS AWARD ---> First presented in 2016, the "CWops Award for Advancing the
Art of CW" recognizes individuals, groups or organizations that have made
the greatest contributions toward advancing the art or practice of radio
communication by Morse code. Nominations must be received by 18 March 2022.
See https://cwops.org/the-cwops-award-for-advancing-the-art-of-cw/ for the

QSL IP1X ---> The cards for the 11 September operation from Isola Gallinara
(EU-083) have been received from the printer, and IU1JCZ is processing
direct requests right now.

TO9W ---> The TO9W team has announced that certificates will be awarded for
several categories of most band-modes worked during their 1-10 December ope-
ration from Saint Martin [425DXN 1593]. The number of band-mode QSOs will be
taken from Club Log's Leaderboard: https://clublog.org/charts/?c=TO9W (all
2019 TO9W QSOs will be removed, and then merged back with the 2021 QSOs at
the end of the operation). See http://www.k9el.com/TO9W/TO9W.htm for the


QSLs received direct or through managers: 4O3A, 4S7AB, 4S7AB, 4S7AB, 5T1GM
(AF-050), 6K0FS (AS-105), A60EXPO/2, EL2DT, F4FET/p (EU-094), FR4OO, J79WTA,
R3RRC/0 (AS-066), RI0FF (AS-025), RI1OZ (EU-153), S21RC, ST2NH, SV2RSG/A,
TM7P (EU-107), TZ4AM, ZC4GR,


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