425 DX News #1581

21 August 2021 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1581

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

9M - Several special event stations located in various Malaysian states
and federal territories will celebrate the 64th anniversary of
Malaysia's independence (31 August 1957) on 26 August-1 September.
Active from West Malaysia will be 9M64MA, 9M64MB, 9M64MC, 9M64MD,
9M64MJ, 9M64MK, 9M64MM, 9M64MN, 9M64MP, 9M64MR, 9M64MT and 9M64MW.
Active from East Malaysia will be 9M64MQ (Sarawak) and 9M64MS
(Sabah). QSL via operator's instructions.
9Y - Celebrating the 59th anniversary since Trinidad and Tobago gained
independence (31 August 1962), members of the Trinidad and Tobago
Amateur Radio Society will operate special callsign 9Y59IND on
various bands and modes from 22 August to 12 September. QSL via
LoTW only.
A6 - The Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) will host special event
station A60EXPO on 1 September-1 October to promote Expo 2020, the
World Exposition that will take place in Dubai from 1 October to 31
March 2022 (https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en). QSL via EA7FTR.
CT9 - Klaus, DJ9KM and Georg, DD8ZX will be active holiday style as CT9/
DJ9KM and CT9/DD8ZX from Madeira Island (AF-014) on 24-31 August.
They will operate mainly FT8 and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via home
calls (direct or bureau), or via LoTW.
D4 - Paco, EA7KNT plans to be active as D4SAL from Ilha do Sal (AF-086),
Cape Verde from 23 August to 5 September. He mentions that this
will be a "first test visit" in view of a future DXpedition.
DL - Look for a team of seven (DD2HZ, DJ7AO, DJ7RK, DL5KUA, DL6HBQ,
DL9HDA and OE7AJT) to be active as DA0DFF from Hallig Oland (EU-
042) on 20-22 August for the ILLW. They will have one station for
SSB, CW and FT8, and a station for QO-100 operations. QSL via the
EA - Special event callsigns EG1SDC-EG9SDC and EH1SDC-EH9SDC will be
activated on 1-12 September to commemorate Day of Asturias and the
principality's patron saint, popularly known as the Santina de
Covadonga. This is the 37th edition of the 'SDC' special event. QSL
for all callsigns via EA1AUM (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. See
http://santina.dxfun.com/ for more information, including online
logs and downloadable certificates.
ES - ES30ES is the special callsign for ERAU (the Estonian Radio Amateur
Union) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Estonian Restora-
tion of Independence (20 August 1991) on 20-29 August. All QSOs
will be confirmed automatically via the bureau, as well as via LoTW
and eQSL.
F - Kurt ON5DZ, Tim ON5HC, Patrick ON7PQ and Francis ON8AZ will be
active as TM3U from the aint Marcouf Islands (EU-081) from 28
August to 3 September. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
on 80-6 metres; they also plan to be QRV on QO-100. All QSOs will
be uploaded to Club Log and confirmed automatically via the bureau;
direct cards should be sent to ON8AZ. See https://www.eu081.be for
G - Nigel, M0NJW will be active as GB1SAK on 3-5 September during the
St. Anne's Kite Festival. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. This special event
station will run from the beach using a long wire supported by a
kite flying at a maximum of 60m above the ground.
I - A team of five (IK1WVR, IU1IEK, IU5GBQ, IZ1CTE and IZ1JOE) will be
active as IP1T from Isola del Tino (EU-083) on 21-22 August for the
International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. They will be QRV from 7
UTC to 15.30 UTC, as they are not permitted to overnight on the
island. QSL via I1ANP, bureau preferred.
I - Members of ARI San Benedetto del Tronto, IQ6SB will be active from
the lighthouse of the same name on 21-22 August for the ILLW. They
will operate SSB, CW and possibly RTTY. QSL via the bureau or
direct to IK6XEJ.
J5 - Owing to a change in the flight schedules , the new dates for the
DXpedition to Bubaque Island (AF-020), Guinea Bissau [425DXN 1571]
are 9-22 October. Six operators (Franco I1FQH, Tony I2PJA, Silvano
I2YSB, Vinicio IK2CIO, Angelo IK2CKR and Stefano IK2HKT) will be
active as J5T (CW, SSB and RTTY) and J5HKT (FT8) on 160-6 metres
with four stations. QSL via I2YSB (http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline/
for logsearch and OQRS for direct cards).
KL - Fred, KB4DMQ will be back to Shemya Island (NA-037) on 8 September,
and expects to remain there for two full months. He intends to
operate again as KL7FBI, this time on 40 and 20 metres SSB. QSL
direct to Fred R. Anderson, 918 Abeto St NE, Palm Bay FL 32905, USA
LZ - LZ23ARDF is the special callsign celebrating the 23rd IARU Region 1
ARDF Championships and the 4th IARU World Youth ARDF Championships
(https://ardf2021.eu/), to be held on 28 August-3 September and
hosted by the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs. QSL via the
OH0 - SP1EG, SP1F, SP1IVL, SP1VAX, SP1Z and SQ1WO will be active as
OH0KRF from the Aland Islands (EU-002) on 23-29 August. They will
operate SSB, CW, FT8, FT4 and RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL via SP1KRF.
OJ0 - Joseph, OG7D will be active as OJ0D from Market Reef (EU-053) on
25-28 August. This will be mainly a QO-100 satellite operation,
maybe with some HF SSB. QSL via LoTW, or direct to OG7D. [TNX NG3K]
OZ - Members of the OZ4EDR club station will be active again as OZ4HAM
from Hammeren Lighthouse on Bornholm Island (EU-030) during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via the bureau or
PJ4 - Look for PJ4BAR, the recently founded Bonaire Amateur Radioclub, to
be QRV from "the seafront at Sorobon beach", Bonaire (SA-006) on
27-29 August. QSL via M0URX.
SV - Members of the Cyclades Amateur Radio Association (SZ8ERS) will be
active as SZ8G from the lighthouse on Gaiduronisi, Syros Island
(EU-067) on 21-22 August. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 mainly
on 40, 20 and 15 metres. QSL via LoTW, Club Log, eQSL.
UA - Special callsign R1530IG will be active on 20-30 August for the
anniversary of the birth of Ivan IV (25 August 1530), aka "Ivan
Groznyj" (Ivan the Terrible), the first tsar of all Rus'. QSL via
UA - Look for Aleksandr, UA3DLD/1 to be active from Bolshoy Solovetsky
(EU-066) on 7-10 September. He will operate CW and SSB during his
morning and evening hours. QSL via home call.
UR - Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Independence Day of Ukraine
(24 August) and the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Amateur Radio
League (21 December), a large number of special callsigns (EM30LRU,
will be active from 20 August to 31 December. QSL via operator's
instructions. See https://www.qrz.com/db/EM30DUARL for information
about the "UARL-30" Award.
W - Matt, AF2F will be active again as AF2F/W4 from Hatteras Island
(NA-067) from 23 August to 4 September. He will operate CW and FT8
on the HF bands, and Q65 on 6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. [TNX
DX World]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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A35GC & E6AM ---> Originally scheduled for September-November 2020, then
postponed to October-November 2021 [425DXN 1530], this expedition has been
bumped again - tentatively to October 2022, or "when the Covid-19 hysteria
passes and when we all start to live again normally and without any restric-
tions", Stan, LZ1GC says (http://www.c21gc.com/).

VK2FM: CANCELLED ---> The 20-22 August VK2FM operation from South Solitary
Island (OC-194) [425DXN 1579] has been cancelled "due to lockdown". Hopeful-
ly it will be rescheduled for ILLW 2022.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 7D5RI (OC-245), 7Q7RU, A25RU,
A71CT, AA1AC (NA-031), C92RU, FY5FY, HV0A, JT1CO, K4D (NA-085), KL7FBI (NA-
037), KT3Q/4 (NA-142), NL0H (NA-040), RI0FF (AS-025), RI0Q (AS-152), TG9ADM,


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