425 DX News #1585

18 September 2021 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1585

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2/C - Dom, 3D2USU (3Z9DX) set sail for Conway Reef on 15 September and
expected to arrive early on 17 September. He anticipates that it
will take one day "to set the camp", and that he will be QRV as
3D2CR "for about 10 days", depending on local conditions. His oper-
ating frequencies are detailed on https://www.qrz.com/db/3D2CR.
8Q - Nobby, G0VJG expects to be active as 8Q7CQ from the Maldives (AS-
013) from 28 September to 13 October. He will operate SSB and digi-
tal modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.
9K - 9K91KSA is the special callsign for members of the Kuwait Amateur
Radio Society (9K2RA) to take part in the celebrations of Saudi
National Day on 17-25 September.
9N - Kiyo, JA7NQQ has been active as 9N7NQ from Kathmandu, Nepal since 4
September, and will remain there until 23 September. In his spare
time he operates mainly FT8 on 40-10 metres. QSL via the bureau to
home call and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
A6 - Also taking part in the celebrations of Saudi National Day will be
members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society as A60ARS (QSL via
EA7FTR) on 17-23 September. They may also append a serial number to
the special callsign, and be active as A60ARS/1, A60ARS/2, etc.
(see qrz.com for the QSL routes).
D2 - Mikalai, UT6UY is active as D2UY from Cabinda, Angola for the next
several months. As the low bands suffer from "a very strong local
QRM", look for him between 16 and 23 UTC on 20, 15, 10 metres CW.
The QSL route will be known later. [TNX UT3UY]
GW - Paul, G4PVM will be active as GW4PVM from Holy Island (EU-124) from
26 September to 1 October. He will operate holiday style on 40-10
metres CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW and eQSL; the QSOs will be uploaded
to Club Log and made available for Club Log Matching on the IOTA
website. [TNX DX World]
I - Members of ARI Torino (IQ1TO) will operate special callsign II1TRM
on 18-19 September to memorialize the tests of air-to-ground wire-
less transmission conducted by Guglielmo Marconi in late September-
early October 1915 at the Mirafiori airfield. QSL via the bureau to
OH - For 100 days, from 15 September until 23 December, all OH and OH0
stations may use the OF prefix to celebrate the 100th anniversary
of the Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL), whose constitutive
meeting was held on 15 September 1921. "This is good news for those
who want to greet their friends or work towards their SRA-100
Northern Lights award: https://www.qrz.com/db/OH2A". [TNX OH2BH]
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again as OX3LX from mainland Greenland
(NA-018) on 15-21 September, with a focus on the low bands. He is
QRV in his spare time, typically around lunch time and after dinner
(local time is UTC-2), also at night and in the morning hours dur-
ing the weekends. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS or direct to OZ0J.
PY - Ren, PY8WW will be active as PX8L from Ilha dos Lencois (SA-041)
from 30 September to 3 October. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on
40-10 metres. QSL via PY8WW.
PZ - Sascha, PF9Z (http://pf9z.com/) will be active as PZ5ZS from main-
land Suriname between 12 and 20 October. He will operate SSB on 80-
10 metres. QSL via PF9Z; the log will be uploaded to LoTW and Club
Log. On 15-18 October he and Rico, PZ5JW will join Markus, DJ4EL
and be active as PZ5G from Papegaaien Island (SA-092) [425DXN
SP - Special callsign SO39SYBIR will be active from 17 September to 10
February 2022 to promote the newly inaugurated Sybir Memorial Muse-
um in Bialystok. QSL via SP4PZM. See https://qrz.com/db/so39sybir
for more information. {TNX SP4TB]
SV9 - Flavio, IW2NEF will be active as SV9/IW2NEF from Crete (EU-015) on
19-24 September. He will operate a few hours a day on 40-10 metres
SSB and FT8. QSL via IK2DUW.
VK - Mike, VK4DX will be active as VK4DX/p from Russell Island (OC-137)
on 23-26 September. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and
FT8, on 40-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home
call (bureau or direct: "when mailing direct QSL", he says, "please
include 1 IRC for return postage. US Dollars are not accepted. Any
QSL with US Dollars included will be replied via bureau").

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0J: LATEST NEWS ---> While the Bouvet 2022 team is "full speed ahead with
the planning", the following information about what they are doing right now
was posted to the 3Y0J's website (https://www.3y0j.no/) on 14 September.
1. We prepare for the first vessel deposit which is due next month.
2. The logistic team which Gjermund LB5GI is leading are working on sever-
al important topics:
a) preparing a safe way to land the operators and the equipment on
Bouvet. A flexible system that allows for various conditions will be
engineered, constructed and soon tested at a beach in Norway with
enough swell. We are working on several different systems to adapt
to the conditions. One system consist of two zodiacs, buoys, anchor,
capstan and rope to safely land the dinghy with and without person-
nel/equipment. Gjermund and Rune LA7THA are working with some expe-
rienced Norwegian professionals within the maritime industry in
Norway to test this system live.
b) prepare a winch system for lifting the equipment up from the beach
to the cliff at Cape Fie. Again we prepare for a flexible system
that can adapt to various shapes and height of the cliff; we will
use both electrical and non-electrical systems, and also manual sys-
tems. The bulkiest item is the diesel generators (75 kg). System to
be engineered, constructed and tested in Norway soon. Effort is
being led by Rune.
c) a system to assist us in bringing the equipment from the cliff up to
the camp roughly 200 ft up at 70ft ASL being planned. This will help
us when bringing 4.5 metric tons of equipment, fuel and water up to
the camp.
3. We are currently reviewing the antenna layout once again, InnovAntenna
being our main sponsor. We're working on a staged approach to allow
setting up the camp also during very short weather windows with a setup
that will be expanded with more stations and antennas until we reach
the full setup. Adrian KO8SCA is currently preparing for testing the
tribander yagi.
4. Erwann LB1QI is leading the ancillary systems and is working on the
tent selection. Heated or not heated tents?
5. We are working on the station setup, but so far we have not selected
the exact setup - we have several options on the table when it comes to
radio and amplifiers.
6. Safety has a high attention in the project, and we will do what we can
to avoid accidents and injuries. Bill KO7SS is taking the lead on Safe-
ty. Bill is dedicated to oversee all planning and operations with re-
gard to safety. We will run risk workshops, discuss safety, safety pro-
cedures, mitigate risk, construct emergency shelter, prepare evacuation
plan of personnel, evacuation of injured operator from camp to vessel,
In a while we will start with Zoom meetings - there you can follow our jour-
ney to Bouvet. You can get the latest news, discuss with us topics, get
feedback, interact with operators, Q&A and more. Check out our website for
this feature (https://www.3y0j.no/funding): you can buy unlimited access to
the meetings, and at the same time help us in fundraising.

QSL EL2DT ---> Fr. Joe Brown, EL2FM has been the long time QSL manager for
Dickson, EL2DT, but "he was recently moved to a nursing home and is not
answering emails", The Daily DX reports. It is advisable to refrain from
sending cards to him for the time being, as "QSLing details are currently
being worked out".


QSLs received direct or through managers: 5B60AMX, 5R8AL, 6F3A (NA-153),
6Y5WJ, 7Q7RU, 9J2BO, A25RU, A91CT, A92GE, AM400Y, C92RU, CT9/DL5LYM, ES2TT/0
(EU-034), ES2TT/1 (EU-149), ES2TT/8 (EU-178), HL2DBP, JD1BHA, LY1CX, OJ0C,
RI0FWA (AS-025), RI0Q (AS-152), SV2RSG/A, SV5DKL, VP8LP.


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