425 DX News #1605

5 February 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1605

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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.

8Q - Karel, OK2WM and Vlad, OK2WX will be active as 8Q7WM and 8Q7WX from
the Maldives (AS-013) from 13 February to 8 March. They will be QRV
only on 160, 80 and 40 metres, and will operate mainly CW. QSL via
home calls.
A6 - Celebrating Saudi Arabia's Founding Day, the Emirates Amateur Radio
Society will operate special callsign A60SFD (QSL via EA7FTR) on
19-25 February. Individual operators will be using suffix exten-
Sions (A60SFD/0, A60SFD/1, etc: see https://www.qrz.com/db/a60sfd
for the QSL routes).
A9 - Celebrating Bahrain Sports Day, the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society
will operate special callsign A91SD on 3-9 February. QSL via EC6DX.
CO - Once again special station T45FM will be QRV from the lighthouse at
Punta Maya on 18-20 February for the American Lighthouses Weekend.
Eight operators (CO2ARY, CO2DSE, CO2KLY, CO2ROD, CO5DOR, CO5LB,
CO5MK and CO5WE) expect to be active on various bands, mainly SSB
and digital modes. QSL via RW6HS. [TNX RW6HS]
DL - DL75RLP is the special callsign for members of DARC's Ortsverband
Mainz (DL0MZ) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the German
federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate throughout 2022. All QSOs
will be confirmed automatically via the bureau and LoTW; direct
cards can be requested via Club Log's OQRS.
EA - URE San Fernando (EA7URF) will operate special callsign EG485FIM on
19-20 and 26-27 February to mark the 485th 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.
FM - Yuri, VE3DZ will be active from Martinique (NA-107) on 11-24 Febru-
ary. He will be signing FM/VE3DZ on 11-18 February, and TO4A on 19-
24 February (including participation in the ARRL DX CW Contest).
QSLs via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
HA - The Szollosi Jozsef Radio Club (HA4KYB) is joining the city of
Szekesfehervar's official celebrations of the 800th anniversary of
the Golden Bull (Aranybulla), the royal charter issued in 1222
which represents the first constitutional document of the nation of
Hungary. Look for special callsign HG1222BA to be active on all
bands and modes throughout 2022. QSL via the bureau to HA4KYB.
HC - John, N9EAJ will be active as HC1FIT from a mountaintop location
near the city of Otavalo, in the Imbabura Province of Ecuador, on
3-24 February. He operates SSB and some slow CW on 40-10m. QSL via
N9EAJ and possibly LoTW, logsearch on Club Log.
HZ - Special event stations 7Z3FD, 8Z3FD and HZ3FD are active on 1-22
February to celebrate Saudi Arabia's Founding Day (22 February).
QSL via HZ1SAR; the logs will be uploaded to Club Log.
I - Promoting World Radio Day (13 February), the UN Global Service
Center ARC (4U1GSC) in Brindisi is active as 4U13FEB on 1-28 Febru-
ary. DXCC wise, it counts for Italy. QSL via 9A2AA. World Radio Day
was proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted
by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International
J8 - Brian, GW4DVB will be active as J88PI from Bequia Island (NA-025)
from 24 February to 8 March. He will operate mainly SSB and FT8.
QSL direct to home call (see https://www.g4dvb.co.uk/ for PayPal
JD1_oga- Sam, JE1XUZ will be active again as JE1XUZ/JD1 from Chichijima (AS-
031), Ogasawara during a work trip on 12-15 February. In his spare
time he will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on the HF bands. QSL via home
call and LoTW, logsearch on Club Log.
LU - Look for Horacio LU5BE/R to be active from San Jose (locator
FG63xe), in the Argentine province of Catamarca, on 3-11 February.
Amateur radio activity from this region is uncommon. He operates
CW, SSB and digital modes on 40-6m and FM satellite. [TNX LU5BE]
LZ - Anton, LZ1XM is active as LZ150GD on 1-28 February. The special
callsign honours the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gotse
Delchev, a prominent Bulgarian revolutionary leader. QSL via the
P4 - John, W2GD will be active as P44W from Aruba (SA-036) on 14-21
February. Main activity will be during the ARRL DX CW Contest (19-
20 February), with some focus on 30, 17 and 12 metres outside the
contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2MM.
Also, currently active holiday style from Aruba until the end of
March is Lee, P4/K3DMG. He is QRV on 80-10 metres, operating mainly
CW and digital modes. QSL via LoTW and eQSL, no paper cards.
PY - A team of seven (PS8ACM, PS8CW, PS8DX, PS8HF, PS8RV, PS8ZP and
PT2OP) will be active as ZV8L from the Pedra do Sal Lighthouse on
Ilha Grande de Santa Isabel (SA-025) on 18-20 February during the
American Lighthouses Weekend. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on
80-10 metres, and via the QO-100 satellite (QO-100 contacts are not
accepted toward IOTA credit). QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via PT2OP.
PZ - Markus, DJ4EL and Joerg, DJ1JB will be active as PZ5GE and PZ5GL
(requested callsign) from mainland Suriname between 19 February and
1 March. They will operate SSB on 40-10m. There are also plans to
be active again as PZ5G from Papegaaien Island (SA-092) on 23-26
(or 27) February. [TNX DX World]
SP - Special callsigns HF80AK (QSL via SP9CJM) and SP80AK (QSL via
SP3POB) will be active on 12-20 February for the 80th anniversary
of the formation of the Armia Krajowa (Home Army, the dominant
underground resistance movement in Poland during World War II. See
qrz.com for more information.
UA9 - The first group of participants in this year's Artic Legends Expe-
dition is set to leave the settlement of Tazovsky on 3-4 March; a
few days later all of the team members will gather at the Sopochna-
ya Karga weather station. From there they will reach Rykachev Is-
land (AS-104) and be active as R150WS, a special callsign celebrat-
ing "150 years of Russian Weather Service". While enroute, if
conditions permit, they might also try and be QRV as RI0BI from
Isachenko Island (AS-050). The operating team includes UA0BA,
UA9LDD, UA9KDF and RW0BG. The 1400-kilometre trip will depend on
weather, as the team will be using snowmobiles. Updates will be
posted to https://legendsarctic.com/.
Z6 - Rene, DL2JRM will be active as Z66BCC from Gjilan, Kosovo for the
CQ WPX RTTY Contest (12-13 February). QSL via DL2JRM, direct or

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The January 2022 issue is available for download
at https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA]

QSL VQ9T ---> Bob Wright (aka WT3A, DU7ET, VQ9T and several other callsigns)
has left the Philippines for good; he has moved to Kyrgyzstan, where he has
been licensed as EX0ET since October 2021. He is currently working as a
radio officer on a vessel, and will be back in the country at the end of
February. "I do not know when I will (if ever) be able to return to the Phi-
lippines to be able to reply to your QSL card requests", he says. Those who
need a VQ9T QSL card for QSOs made between 23 September 2020 and 23 January
2021 should send their request direct to
Robert Wright,
Ul Dordoy 32/34 KB 52,
Bishkek 720082,
He says he tried the newer "ways to QSL, but it's complicated and time
consuming, and it became frustrating".

TU5PCT ---> Announced frequencies (+/- QRM) for the upcoming DXpedition to
the Cote d'Ivoire [425DXN 1602] are:
CW 1832 3545 5353 7032 10105 14025 18079 21025 24903 28018, 50095
SSB - 3790 - 7185 - 14185 18150 21280 24935 28450 50150
FT8 1840 3563 5357 7071 10144 14090 18108 21080 24923 28080 50313
RTTY - 3563 - 7045 10142 14080 18099 21080 24911 28080 -
The team (OK1BOA, OK1FCJ and OK6DJ) will arrive on 4 February and leave on
the 13th, with "full operation" expected on 7-12 February. QSL via LoTW,
Club Log's OQRS, or via OK6DJ.

TX5N DXPEDITION UPDATE ---> "Over the weekend of January 28th several TX5N
team members met in Northern California to consolidate, test and pack the
equipment for shipment to Raivavae, Austral Islands", Gene, K5GS reports
(see pictures on https://tx5n.net/packing-weekend/). "After reviewing sever-
al transportation alternatives, we located a firm in Tahiti that will accept
our shipment and transport it to the island via cargo ship.
We have approximately 1,000 pounds (450kg) of equipment on the way to
Tahiti. The equipment inventory includes Elecraft transceivers and ampli-
fiers, a Flex PGXL amplifier, two SteppIR BigIR antennas w/80 meters, vari-
ous mono band VDAs, an NA4RR hex beam and a 160m vertical.
All team members have their airline and hotel reservations to Papeete,
Tahiti with onward passage to Raivavae. The operating location will be Pen-
sion Tama Raivavae, a small inn which has hosted many previous DX-peditions.
Each team member will have a small bungalow, and radio operations will be
conducted from a dedicated building on the beach. Most antennas will be
beach mounted. Being on the north side of the island we expect good working
conditions. We are on schedule for this April, 2022 project".
Look for TX5N to be active from Raivavae (OC-114) on 16-28 April [425DXN
1601]. The team will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10 metres (60m
included). QSL via M0URX's OQRS.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A/RA9USU, 3A3A, 3B8BAL, 3W1T,
3W3B, 8P6ET, 9A/S58MU/p (EU-090), 9N1DX, A44M (AS-014), A60EXPO, C5C, E51WL,
(NA-037), L22D (SA-022), OY9JD, OZ11A, PJ2T, PP5SB (SA-027), R3RRC/0 (AS-
066), RI0FWA (AS-025), S9OK, SV2RSG/A, TL7M, TL8AO, TO9W, TZ4AM, VE2QRA/p,


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