425 DX News #1603

22 January 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1603

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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.

3X - Jean-Philippe, F1TMY has been QRV as 3X2021 from Guinea since 16
October 2021. He has announced (https://twitter.com/3X2021) that he
"will try to be active as 3X2021/p" from the Los Islands (AF-051)
during this coming weekend (22-23 January). He plans to operate
"mostly FT4". QSL via Club Log.
8Q - Henry, LU4DXU will be active as 8Q7AH from the Maldives (AS-013) on
8-15 February. He will operate SSB and FT8 on all bands. QSL direct
to LU4DXU. [TNX The Daily DX]
D4 - Rob, DM4AO (ex DL7VOA) will be active as D44AO from Sao Tiago (AF-
005), Cape Verde on 13-25 February. He will operate mainly CW on
80-10 metres (maybe also 160m, depending on available space) dur-
ing the local evening and night hours, and will participate in the
ARRL DX CW Contest (19-20 February). QSL via DM4AO, direct or bu-
reau; he does not use Club Log, LoTW or eQSL.
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 9th in a series of AM500 special event
stations representing a milestone of the voyage will be AM500TOR,
to be active on 19-27 March to memorialize the longest and most
perilous stage of the return voyage ("tornaviaje") to Spain of the
ship 'Victoria' under the command of Juan Sebastian Elcano - from
Timor to Cape Verde (7 February-9 July 1522). QSL via EA7URF, LoTW
and eQSL.
G - Special event station GB4LWS will be active on 22-23 January from
the Marconi Museum at Bass Point. The suffix stands for Guglielmo
Marconi's Lizard Wireless Station, the site of the first over-the-
horizon wireless transmission (23 January 1901). QSL via eQSL only.
[TNX The Daily DX]
HP - Members of the Union Panamena de Radio Aficionados (namely HP1EJC,
HP1JGG, HP1MRA, HP1PAR and HP8FOX) will be active as H94IE on vari-
ous bands and modes from Isla Escudo de Veraguas (NA-088) on 4-6
February. QSL via operators' instructions.
HR - John, AD8J will be active again as HR9/AD8J from Guanaja Island
(NA-057), Honduras on 12-26 February. He will operate CW and FT8
with some SSB on 80-10 metres, and will participate in the ARRL DX
CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to AD8J. [TNX NG3K]
I - Special station II8CAP will be activated between 22 January and 30
June from the island of Procida (EU-031). QSL via IC8ATA. Procida
has been designated Italian Capital of Culture for 2022.
J6 - Look for J68HZ to be active from St. Lucia (NA-108) on various
bands and modes until 8 February, and again on 1-7 March (including
an entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest). QSL via LoTW (preferred),
eQSL or direct only to K9HZ; the QSOs are also uploaded to Club Log
on a daily basis. [TNX The Daily DX]
JW - Rag, LB3RE will be active as JW/LB3RE from the JW5E club station in
Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 28-30 January. He is a "100% CW
lover". QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
OX - Alex, OZ7AM and Mikkel, OZ7AKT will be back to Kangerlussuaq,
Greenland (NA-018) on 17-22 February, and be active as OX7AM and
OX7AKT. Alex will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL for
both callsigns via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OZ1ACB.
PA - Wino, PA0ABM will be active as PA75DXCC from 3 February to 2 Au-
gust. QSL via Club Log's OQRS , LoTW, eQSL, or via home call. The
special callsign celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first post-
World War II list of DXCC members, published in the July 1947 issue
of QST. See https://www.dxcc.info/menu-dxcc/.
PY0F - Everton, PU2MEA will be active as PU2MEA/PY0F from Fernando de
Noronha (SA-003) on 21-26 January. In his spare time he will
operate QRP on 28430 +/-10khz. QSL via LoTW, eQSL and Club Log.
PZ - Axel, DL6KVA will be active as PZ5KV from Suriname on 1-10 Febru-
ary. He will operate CW only, and will participate in the FOC
Marathon. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred). Held during the
first week-end of February, the FOC Marathon is the annual contest
of the First Class CW Operators' Club (https://g4foc.org/). During
this contest (from 21 UTC on Friday until 21 UTC on Sunday) FOC
members will work FOC members, and would prefer not to be called by
S2 - S21AM and S21RC are planning to be active again from either AS-140
or AS-127 sometime in November. The December 2021 S21DX operation
from Char Kukri Mukri (AS-140) logged nearly 5,300 QSOs with one
station; plans for 2022 are to be QRV with two stations, better
antennas and hopefully a linear amplifier for SSB. More information
is expected in due course; bookmark https://s21dx.org/ for updates.
W - Bernie, W3UR will be operating N3ME, the Glenwood DX Association
Club's callsign, from Okaloosa Island (NA-142) on 21-23 January.
Activity will be on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m CW, SSB and possibly
FT8. QSL via W3UR. [TNX The Daily DX]
W - A team from the Englewood Amateur Radio Society, N4EAR will take
part in the Winter Field Day (29-30 January) from the Boca Grande
Lighthouse on Gasparilla Island (NA-069) They will operate SSB on
40 and 20 metres approximately between 19.00-23.00 UTC on Saturday,
and 12.00-19.00 UTC on Sunday. QSL via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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CQ WW 160-METER CW CONTEST ---> Object of the contest is for amateurs around
the world to contact other amateurs in as many USA States (CONUS plus
District of Columbia), Canadian provinces, and countries as possible
utilizing the 160m band (see https://www.cq160.com/ for complete rules).
This year's event will run on 28-30 January, from 22:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC.

CROZET 2022-23 ---> Thierry, F6CUK has been granted permission to be QRV
from the #3 Most Wanted DXCC Entity for three months (mid-December 2022 to
mid-March 2023) [425DXN 1592]. The PayPal account has been activated, and
those who want to support the operation will find the direct link on the
website's home page: http://crozet2022.fr. [TNX F6EXV]

EURASIA HF CHAMPIONSHIP ---> The 3rd edition of the Eurasia HF Championship
will take place on 5 February (6-18 UTC, CW and SSB on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15
and 10m). Complete details can be found on https://eurasia-contest.com/.

QSL XF1M ---> Pedro, EA5GL has picked up the QSLing for the XF1M IOTA
operation from Isla Santa Margarita (NA-078, November-December 2011). See
https://www.qrz.com/db/EA5GL for instructions.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 4O7CC, A52CC, C6AGU, EP2C, HD8R,
J5HKT (AF-020), J5T (AF-020), OH0Z, PI4COM, PJ7/UR5BCP, PZ2YT, R207RRC
(April 2020), S01WS, S9OK, TL7M, TO7O, TZ4AM, V85T, VX31IGY, XV1X, YQ6A,


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