425 DX News #1629

23 July 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1629

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5R - Elvira, IV3FSG will be active as 5R8LH from Madagascar from 1 Au-
gust to 9 September. Usually she operates SSB and digital modes in
her spare time. QSL direct to IK2DUW.
9A - Look for 9A/S50O/p, 9A/S50X/p, 9A/S53Z/p, 9A/S54ZO/p, 9A/S58MU/p
and 9A7YY to be active from Vis Island (EU-016) from 25 July to 2
August. They will operate CW, SSB and FT modes on 80-6 metres, and
will participate in the IOTA Contest, possibly using a 9A callsign
TBA. See https://vis-2022.sejmisce.si/ for more information.
9M6 - A team from the Amateur Radio Club Sarawak will be active as 9M8RC
from Satang Besar Island (OC-165), East Malaysia from 30 July to 1
August, with main activity planned during the IOTA Contest. QSL
direct to 9W8KIF.
BV - BM2AAV, BV5OO, BV5PD, BX2AGL, BX3AC and BX3ACH will be active as
BP0A from the Penghu Islands (AS-107) from 29 July to 1 August.
They will operate SSB and CW on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres, with
main activity during the IOTA Contest. [TNX NG3K]
CN - Taking part in the annual Throne Day's celebrations, members of
the Association Royale des Radioamateurs du Maroc (ARRAM) will be
using the special prefix CN23 between 28 July and 8 August. Throne
Day is a public holiday in Morocco that commemorates the enthrone-
ment of the incumbent monarch. Since 1999, it has been celebrated
on 30 July.
DL - Mike, DG5LAC will be active again as DG5LAC/p from Hallig Hooge
(EU-042) for the IOTA Contest (30-31 July). Outside the contest he
will operate SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via
home call. [TNX NG3K]
DX0 - DX0NE is the callsign issued for a DXpedition to Kalayaan, Pag-asa
Island, Spratly Islands (AS-051) to take place sometime between 1
August and 31 December. The team includes Ed 4F1OZ, Gil 4F2KWT,
Ruel DU1VGX, Mike DU1XX (AE6DG) and Jong DU3JA. They will operate
five stations on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via Club Log's
OQRS (preferred), or via IZ8CCW; full upload to LoTW after 5-6
months. See https://www.mdxc.support/dx0ne/ for more information
and updates.
EA - AM30FEDIEA is the special callsign celebrating the 30th anniversary
of the Federacion Digital EA (EA3RKF) from 15 July to 15 August.
QSL direct to FEDI-EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell (Barce-
lona), Spain. In addition, all Spanish radio amateurs may use spe-
cial prefixes during the same time frame:
EA stations can use AM + call area + 30 + suffix: AM330xxx = EA3xxx
EB stations can use AN + call area + 30 + suffix: AN630xxx = EB6xxx
EC stations can use AO + call area + 30 + suffix: AO830xxx = EC8xxx
FO/M - After 23 years, Patrick, FO5QS has left Huahine (OC-067) and has
moved permanently to Hiva-Oa, Marquesas Islands (OC-027). "He hopes
to start his activity at the end of July and will be active on 160m
to 70cm in all modes and also on 6m in EME", Les Nouvelles DX
reports. [TNX F6AJA]
H4 - Bernhard, DL2GAC will participate in the IOTA Contest as H44MS from
Guadalcanal (OC-047), Solomon Islands. He expects to remain in the
country until 21 September and to operate mainly SSB. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau.
HR - Alex, K6VHF will be active as K6VHF/HR9 from Roatan Island (NA-057)
on 27-31 July. He will operate mainly FT8, with some SSB and CW, on
80-6 metres. QSL via LoTW, or via home call. [TNX DX World]
HS - Members of the Amateur Radio Association of Phetchaburi will be
active as HS7AP/p from Chang Island (AS-125) from 29 July to 1 Au-
gust. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10
metres, and will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via E21IZC.
SP - 4Z5LA and 4X1VF will be active as 3Z5LA/1 from Wolin Island (EU-
132) from 29 July to 2 August, including participation in the IOTA
Contest. QSL via 4Z5LA. [TNX The Daily DX]
SV - Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Western Greece (SZ1A)
will operate special event station SX14ASTRO between 22 July and 5
August for the 14th Panhellenic Expedition of Amateur Astronomers.
The station will be QRV on the HF, VHF and UHF amateur bands. A
number of certificates will be available, see https://sz1a.org/en/
for information. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log's OQRS, or via SZ1A.
TA - Alex, SQ9UM has been active again as TA4/SQ9UM from Finike, Turkey
since 16 July, and will remain there until 29 July. He operates CW,
SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 80-6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via
home call. [TNX SQ9UM]
TK - Frans, DJ0TP will be active again as TK/DJ0TP from the main island
of Corsica (EU-014) between 28 July and 3 September. QSL via LoTW,
or via home call. [TNX DJ0TP]
UA9 - The Russian Robinson Club's team [425DXN 1618] now expects to be
active as RI0IR from Nedorazumeniya Island (AS-059, RRA RR-13-16)
on 21-26 July, and as RD20LH (not RI0IR/p as previously announced)
from Sikulun Island (RRA RR-13-38) on 27-29 July. They will operate
CW, SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres with two stations. QSLs via RZ3EC;
plans are to upload the logs to both LoTW and Club Log. See
https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/ri0ir for more information.
V4 - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from St. Kitts (NA-
104) from 27 July to 7 August. He will operate SSB and FT8 on the
HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via LoTW, or direct only to W5JON. [TNX
V8 - Celebrating the 76th birthday of HRM Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and
Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei, special callsign V84SPU will be active
on 18-26 July on all bands and modes. QSL direct to P.O. Box 849,
MPC Old Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3577, Brunei Darussalam.
VE - Pierre, VK3KTB will be active again as VY0ERC from the Eureka Ama-
teur Radio Club station on Ellesmere Island (NA-008) "roughly from
1 August to 16 August". He is likely to operate SSB, CW and FT8 in
his spare time. "As part of the requirements for this trip", he
says, "I will be isolating enroute for 10 days in Resolute Bay on
Cornwallis Island (NA-009)". Hopefully he will be able to be QRV as
VE3KTB/VY0 "for several hours on several days" running 10 watts on
CW and FT8. QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX M0OXO]

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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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APPEAL FOR HELP ---> Roman Tkachenko, UR0MC is a well known DXpeditioner -
e.g. C93DY (the first and so far only operation from IOTA group AF-098 in
2005), N8S (Swains Island 2007), 4S7AYG (2017), ZK3A (Tokelau 2019) - and
Contester (UW2M and UZ2M) who has lost everything. "Can you help a stricken
ham?": https://www.dx-world.net/can-you-help-a-stricken-ham/

QSL VK0MQ --- Matt, VK0MQ is active from Macquarie Island (AN-005) through
October [425DXN 1626]. He is QRV in his limited spare time, which is shared
with other hobbies and relaxing. For the time being he operates FT8 F/H mode
on 80-10 metres; look for him on 3567, 7056, 10131, 14083, 18095, 21091,
24911 and 28091 kHz. He uploads his QSOs to Club Log and LoTW; traditional
QSL cards via M0OXO's OQRS (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/), or direct only to
Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG, United Kingdom.

QSO TODAY VIRTUAL HAM EXPO ---> The fifth Virtual Ham Expo organized by
"QSO Today" will be held on 17-18 September on a virtual reality platform
that simulates a full convention experience which includes: "superior
speakers and presentations; fully interactive video lounges for real eyeball
QSOs; an exhibit hall full of our favorite vendors and organizations; and
now a new Poster Gallery Hall that includes a product showcase and interac-
tive projects submitted by amateurs". The Virtual Ham Expo will run for 48
hours as a live event, and then on-demand for 30 days afterwards. Tickets
will go on sale in August. See https://qsotodayhamexpo.com for information.

+ SILENT KEY + Mayuree Chotikul HS1YL passed away on 18 July, aged 81. A
former President of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand from 1992 to 2008,
she was one of the driving forces behind the founding of RAST in 1963 along-
side her husband Col. Kamchai Chotikul, HS1WR (SK).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3DA0RU, 3W1T, 3X2021, 4O/YT2ISM,
4S7AB, 5H3EE, 5N/KE5GUR, 5X3R, 7P8RU, 9X2AW, A71AM, A92AA, CO7YS, E51WL,
(SA-092), R150WS (AS-104), RS0ISS, T42ITU, T88JH, TX5N (OC-114), VK9NT,


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