425 DX News #1601

8 January 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1601

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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.

3B8 - Ray, HB9DNG/F5UKV is moving to Mauritius Island (AF-049) and will
be QRV as 3B8HH starting around 20 January. Activity will be on 80-
2 meters (possibly 160m) using CW and some SSB. When the station is
completely installed, he will operate also some PSK and RTTY. QSL
via 3B8HH, direct or bureau; he will upload his log to Club Log.
[TNX The Daily DX]
5Z - If the Covid situation permits, Ferdy, HB9DSP will be active as
5Z4/HB9DSP from Malindi, Kenya on 12-27 January. He will operate
SSB and some FT8 on 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via LoTW and home
call (bureau preferred). [TNX DX World]
BY - Look for B4/BG2CNO to be QRV from Lingshan Island (AS-150) on 13-15
January. Three operators (Huaniu Amateur Radio Club's members
BD3QC, BG2CNO and BI4MPY) will be active on 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 and
15 metres SSB, CW, FT8 with two stations. QSL via BI4MPY.
FG - Pascal F1MNQ, Pierre F1TCV, Michel F5LRL, Didier F6BCW and Keith
VE7KW will be active as TO6S from Les Saintes (NA-114), Guadeloupe
from 20 January to 1 February. They plan to use Club Log Live
Stream (https://clublog.org/livestream/TO6S), and to operate CW,
SSB, FT8/FT4 and RTTY on 160-6 metres with two stations. QSL via
F6KJS, direct or bureau. See https://les-saintes.f6kjs.fr/ for more
FO/A - Barring any more travel restrictions, Jacek, SP5EAQ should be QRV
as FO/SP5EAQ from Rimatara Island (OC-050), Austral Islands on 2-
30 March. He will operate only SSB on 80-10m, and will participate
in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as TX5AQ. Updates will be posted to
http://australs.sp7dqr.pl/index.html for updates. QSLs via SP7DQR
direct or bureau (OQRS on http://sp7dqr.pl/en/oqrs.php) and LoTW;
the logs will be uploaded also to Club Log.
FO/A - "Hoping that Covid doesn't interfere with the project", a team of
seven experienced operators (Heye DJ9RR, Doris K0BEE, Gene K5GS,
Walt N6XG, Melanie N7BX, Rob N7QT and Steve W1SRD) will be active
as TX5N from Raivavae (OC-114), Austral Islands on 16-28 April.
They plan to operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10 metres (60m
included). QSL via M0URX's OQRS; see https://tx5n.net for more in-
formation and QSLling policy. [TNX K5GS]
FS - Jeff, VA3QSL will be active holiday style as FS/VA3QSL from Saint
Martin (NA-105) on 6-22 February. He will operate CW, SSB and digi-
tal modes on 40-6 metres. QSL via home call (direct or bureau) and
G - The Medway Amateur Receiving and Transmitting Society is operating
special callsign GB6NU until 27 January in remembrance of its
founder, William "Bill" Edgar Nutton G6NU (1 January 1894-22 Janu-
ary 1982), during the society's centenary year. QSL via eQSL.
GM - Special event station GB2KW is active until 28 January from near
Inverness, Scotland using vintage equipment manufactured by KW
Electronics Ltd during the 1960s and 1970s. Logsearch on Club Log
and QSL via LoTW only. Also active from England, especially over
the "KW Weekend" (8-9 January), are expected to be GB5KW, GB5KWD,
GB8KW and possibly others.
HS - Champ, E21EIC and others (E20NKB, E24OYI, E25KAE, E25OKO, E29TGW,
HS0ZET, HS2QJJ, HS2UPR and HS6SSE) will be active as E20AX/p from
Koh Samet (AS-107) on 8-10 January. They plan to operate SSB, CW
and FT8 on 40-10 metres (also 80m, if space permits) with two or
three stations. QSL via LoTW and E21EIC (all QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the bureau); logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
JW - Erik ON4ANN, Max ON5UR and other thirteen operators (Jelmers DJ5MO,
Willy ON2BDJ, Carlo ON4BR, Cedric ON4CKM, Patrick ON4DCU, Andre
ON4DTO, Erik ON4EC, Marc ON4MA, Pascal ON5RA, Marc ON6CC, Franky
ON7RU, Marc ON8AK and Francis ON8AZ) will be active as JW0X from
Svalbard (EU-026) on 19-26 April. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8 on 160-6 metres with five stations from three different
locations in Longyearbyen. The DXpedition will include the first
ever QO-100 satellite operation from Svalbard - look for ON4CKM,
ON4DCU and ON5UR to be active as JW100QO from Kapp Linne on 22-24
April. See http://www.dx-adventure.com/en/home-eng/ for more infor-
mation. QSLs via M0URX's OQRS (https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/) for
direct and bureau cards; the full logs will be uploaded to LoTW
after six months.
LZ - Once again Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) will use twelve special
callsigns throughout 2022 to honour as many different Orthodox
saints: LZ290WA (January), LZ251MA (February), LZ475GJ (March),
LZ303AT (April), LZ330AL (May), LZ444KA (June), LZ540DS (July),
LZ258ML (August), LZ31ZE (September), LZ457PP (October), LZ407IZ
(November) and LZ634SM (December). QSL via the bureau or direct to
P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. Details on the "All Saints
2022"" award can be found at http://www.lz1kcp.com/.
P4 - Mathias, DL4MM will be active as P4/DL4MM (CW and SSB) and P40AA
(FT8) from Aruba (SA-036) from 23 January to 1 February. He will
concentrate on the low and WARC bands, and will participate in the
CQ WW 160-Meter CW Contest (28-30 January) as P40AA. QSLs via LoTW,
Club Log's OQRS, or via DL4MM. [TNX NG3K]
PY - The ZY6A operation from Ilha dos Frades (SA-023) [425DXN 1599] has
been rescheduled for earlier, and is now expected to take place on
13-16 January. Rafael, PP2OK will operate SSB (7160, 14260, 21260
and 28460 kHz), and Robson, PY6TV will operate CW (7040, 14040,
21040 and 28040 kHz). QSL direct to PY6TV; logsearch on Club Log.
TA - TC60TRAC is the special callsign for the Turkiye Radyo Amatorleri
Cemiyeti (the Turkish Amateur Radio Association, the national IARU
member society) to celebrate its 60th anniversary during 2022. QSL
via the bureau.
VU - Pedro, EA5GL is the new QSL manager for AU2GSI, the special call-
sign that members of the West Bengal Radio Club will be using some-
time between 9 and 16 January from Sagar Island (AS-153) [425DXN
1600]. Expect some sporadic activity on 40, 20 and 15 metres, as
their main purpose will be to provide assistance to the pilgrims
attending the annual Ganga Sagar Mela.
YB - Look for Agus, YB1TDL/4 and Budi, YC1RQZ/4 to be QRV from Rakata
Island (OC-262) on 15-20 January. They will operate SSB and FT8 on
40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSLs direct to HA3JB, whose OQRS can be
found on http://www.ha3jb.com/oqrs.html.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The December 2021 issue is available for download
at https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA]

9N7AA --- > "The Ultra Beam/WIMO 2el Yagi (40-6m) is now installed on top of
the new residence and it 'sits' at around 23m, with a clear shot in all di-
rections", Robert, 9N7AA announced on 1 January. "It is currently fixed to
EU and East Coast USA, with an instant 180-degree switch, still waiting for
the rotator to arrive. Finally, some good news on my shipment from T6. It
seems that nine boxes with all kinds of radio gear will be leaving Kabul
this week", and hopefully the station should be completely set up by mid-
January. Robert has also "made some arrangements with my neighbors for 80-
160 sloper installation. Hope to be able to activate low bands sometime in
February, after returning from short holidays in S5". QSL via LoTW, Club
Log's OQRS (to be enabled soon), or direct only to S57DX.

KH1, KH3, KH5, KH9 ---> The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have announced their
intention to prepare a Monument Management Plan for the Pacific Remote Is-
lands Marine National Monument, and are seeking comments and input [425DXN
1600]. The PRIMNM includes the current DXCC Entities of Baker & Howland
(KH1), Johnston (KH3), Palmyra & Jarvis (KH5) and Wake (KH9). The Interna-
tional DX Association (INDEXA) is closely following the status of the new
Management Plan and has submitted comments on behalf of its nearly 1000 mem-
bers requesting amateur radio be included in the new Plan. All submitted
comments are a matter of public record and can be found and read here:

MOST WANTED LIST ---> Club Log's latest Most Wanted List, generated on 3
January, can be found at https://clublog.org/mostwanted.php. The information
is derived from QSOs uploaded to Club Log (currently 813 million log entries
are available for analysis) and, to improve quality, only QSOs that have
QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked. The most wanted charts are
rebuilt once per month, on average. The top 20 Entities are:
1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 11. FT/G Glorioso Islands
2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 12. VK0M Macquarie Island
3. FT5/W Crozet Islands 13. YV0 Aves Island
4. BS7H Scarborough Reef 14. KH4 Midway Island
5. CE0X San Felix & San Ambrosio 15. ZS8 Prince Edward & Marion Isls
6. BV9P Pratas Island 16. PY0S St Peter and St Paul Rocks
7. KH7K Kure Island 17. PY0T Trindade & Martim Vaz Isls
8. KH3 Johnston Island 18. KP5 Desecheo Island
9. 3Y/P Peter I Island 19. VP8S South Sandwich Islands
10. FT5/X Kerguelen Islands 20. KH5 Palmyra & Jarvis Islands

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 19,527 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2012-21), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas
(from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA].

QSL MM0EAX ---> Charles, M0OXO is the new QSL manager for Dave, MM0EAX from
the Orkney Islands (EU-009). The full log has been uploaded to M0OXO's OQRS
(https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/) for direct or bureau card requests . Dave is
also a keen supporter of LoTW.

QSL XF1C ---> Continuing his project to recover logs from past expeditions,
Pedro, EA5GL has picked up the direct and bureau QSLing for the November
2011 XF1C DXpedition to Isla Coronado (NA-165). See http://qrz.com/db/ea5gl
for information.

VE3LYC'S IOTA BOOK ---> "Dream Big and Dare to Fail", Cezar Trifu's book
(240 pages, full color, with 516 illustrations) about his IOTA adventures
[425DXN 1599], is now available for order: http://ve3lyc-book.weebly.com.

WSJT-X 2.5.4 ---> The WSJT Development Group has announced the General
Availability release of WSJT-X Version 2.5.4, a bug-fix release correcting
a couple of flaws detected since the 2.5.3 GA. The links to the installation
packages for Windows, Linux and Macintosh macOS can be found as usual on
https://physics.princeton.edu//pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html. Also, the core WSJT
Development Group welcomes two new members (Chet Fennell, KG4IYS and Uwe
Risse, DG2YCB) who bring "important skills and experience to the project,
after the loss of Bill Somerville, G4WJS".

YB1TDL/8 ---> Agus, YB1TDL operated as YB1TDL/8 from Karakelong (OC-209)
during the month of December 2021. Please note that "his FT8 activity be-
tween 21 and 27 December was carried out remotely", Cezar, VE3LYC (IOTA
Operations Manager) says, "as he operated his station on the island from
Manado, on Sulawesi (OC-146). Agus was not aware at the time of the IOTA
rules regarding remote operation. During that time he made about 60 QSOs,
which unfortunately cannot be used toward either OC-146 or 209 credits".

+ SILENT KEY + A prominent figure in the French amateur radio world, Paul-
Joel Herbet, F2YT passed away on 31 December aged 77.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8FP, 3D2AG, 3DA0WW, 3G1B, 3W1T,
4O3A, 5T5PA, 5W1SA, 5Z4VJ, 7Q7CT, 7X2HF, 8P5A, 9G5FI, 9N1DX, A44M (AS-014),
J5T (AF-020), JD1BHA, KL7RRC (NA-039), LG5LG, LX9DX, OX7AKT, OX7AM, P33W,
TM2N (EU-064), TZ4AM, UA1ATD/p, UK7AL, V31MA, V31XX, V3X, VE2PEACE, VP5MA,


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