425 DX News #1625

25 June 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1625

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3A - Paul, F6EXV and Florian, PB8DX will be active from Monaco on 6-14
July. They will be signing 3A6M on 6 metres, as well as 3A/F6EXV
and 3A/PB8DX on the HF bands. QSLs for all callsigns via Club Log's
OQRS (direct and bureau), and LoTW after six months.
3D2 - 3D2AJT is the special callsign that Dom, 3D2USU (3Z9DX) will be
using for one month from Nadi, Fiji Islands in memory of the late
Yasuo "Zorro" Miyazawa, JH1AJT. Activity will end on 27 July, which
would have marked Zorro's 73rd birthday. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
7O - David, DL7ZM (OE6NZM) has been active as 7O/DL7ZM from Socotra
Island (AF-028), Yemen since 23 June. He expects to remain there
until around 3 July. He operates CW and FT8 on 6 and 10 metres
only. "David is there just for radio operation and has a 100w
radio, 6 element beam for 50Mhz and a smaller Yagi for 10m", DX
World reports. "He didn't announce this activity beforehand as it
was not clear if he would get the official permission to operate
from the island". QSL direct to David Pommerenke, Institute of
Electronics, Inffeldgasse 12, 8010 Graz, Austria.
7X - Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Algeria's independence from
France (5 July 1962), special callsign 7T60A will be active on 1-30
July. QSL via 7X2VFK.
DL - Sebastian, DL1AXX will be active as DL1AXX/p from Helgoland Dune
(EU-127) on 1-7 July. He will operate QRP CW on 40-15 metres. QSL
via the bureau.
DL - Special callsign DL0SOP will be active on 1-31 July for the 64th
edition of the Sea Of Peace Award (see https://dl0sop.darc.de/ for
full details). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, or direct to
DL - Jef, DD2CW and Dirk, ON3UN will be active as DA2W/p from Usedom
Island (EU-129) from 29 July to 5 August, including an entry in the
IOTA Contest (30-31 July). QSL via the bureau and Club Log's OQRS;
direct cards via ON3UN. [TNX NG3K]
E7 - Once again E7HQ will participate in the IARU HF Championship repre-
senting Bosnia and Herzegovina's IARU member society. This year,
however, the abbreviation in the exchange will not be ARABH, but BA
"as part of efforts to include other two societies in Bosnia and
Herzegovina to participate". QSL via E70ARA and LoTW. [TNX E72U]
F - French special callsigns to be activated for this year's 109th
edition of the Tour de France include:
TM109TDF (1-3, 7-9, 12-15 and 20-24 July) by Michel, F8GGZ; QSL via
home call (bureau preferred).
TM59TDF (1-15 July) by the Radio Club de l'Agglomeration Dunker-
quoise; QSL via F8KGS and eQSL.
TM5TDF (5-19 July) by Dunkerque's Radio Club Jean Bart; QSL via
F - Jacques F5JY, Alain F6BFH and Laurent F6FVY will participate in the
IOTA Contest (30-31 July) as TM5OL from Oleron island (EU-032).
They will operate CW and SSB. QSL via F6AJA; the QSL cards will be
printed by UX5UO. [TNX F6AJA]
G - Special event station GB22HQ will be activated from the National
Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England for the duration of the
XXII Commonwealth Games, from 28 July to 8 August. In addition,
seven special callsigns will be activated from the United Kingdom's
Home Nations and Crown Dependencies from 25 July until 21 August:
GB22GD (Isle of Man), GB22GE (England), GB22GI (Northern Ireland),
GB22GJ (Jersey), GB22GM (Scotland), GB22GU (Guernsey) and GB22GW
(Wales). QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/) and
LoTW. A number of operating awards will be available, see
https://rsgb.org/main/commonwealth-games/awards/ for information.
GM - Paul, G4PVM will be active holiday style as GM4PVM from the Isle of
Arran (EU-123) on 25-30 June. He will operate CW and some SSB on
40-10m. QSL via LoTW and eQSL; paper cards will not be available,
but he will upload the QSOs to Club Log for IOTA matching. [TNX
HB9 - HB75SG is the special callsign that members of USKA St. Gallen
(HB9SG) will be using from 1 July to 31 December to celebrate their
club's 75th anniversary. QSL via LoTW (preferred) and HB9KNY.
I - Franco, IZ5IUY will be active again as IL7/IZ5IUY from San Domino
Island (EU-050) on 2-21 July. He will operate SSB, FT8 and FT4 on
80-2 metres. QSL via home call (bureau preferred).
KL - The 25-31 July DXpedition to Kiska Island (NA-070) [425DXN 1624]
will use two callsigns: K7K from start to end, on all bands and
modes (CW, SSB and FT8), and KL7RRC during the IOTA Contest on 40,
20, 15 and 10 metres CW and SSB. The IOTA Contest will run for 24
hours only (from 12 UTC on 30 July to 12 UTC on the 31st). The six
operators plan "to take advantage of Alaska's short-lived propaga-
tion with up to five stations on the air simultaneously". QSLs via
Club Log's OQRS, or direct to N7RO. See https://www.na-234.com/ for
more information, including detailed QSLling policy, band plan, and
the team's plans for CW operations.
OZ - Bernd, DL9LBR is active as OZ/DL9LBR from Tasinge Island (EU-172)
until 25 June. He will then move to Fano Island (EU-125) and be QRV
until 2 July. He operates CW on 80-10m. QSL via the DARC bureau.
OZ - Carsten, OZ4CG from Bornholm Island (EU-030) will be active again
as OZ4SOP for the Sea Of Peace Award on 1-31 July. He operates CW
only. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL.
OZ - The first three stages of the 109th running of the Tour de France
will take place in Denmark on 1-3 July, and members of EDR Nyborg
(OZ2NYB) will operate special event station OZ22TDF. Look for
activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB, CW and FT8. The log
will be uploaded to Club Log and eQSL.
PY - ZY8AM is the special callsign to be used on 1-12 July from Boca do
Acre (WWL FI61hf), in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Nine opera-
and PY5ZHP) will be active on 160-6 metres SSB, CW and FT8. QSL via
LoTW, or direct to PY5ZD.
SP - Special callsigns 3Z1922PS, HF1922PS, SN1922PS, SO1922PS, SP1922PS
and SQ1922PS will be active on 2-17 July to mark the 100th anniver-
sary since the incorporation of part of Upper Silensian into Poland
(16 July 1922). See https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ps1922/ for informa-
tion about the certificate. QSL via operator's instructions.
TI - Supporting Costa Rica's participation in the 22nd FIFA World Cup
that will take place in Qatar (21 November-18 December), special
callsign TI1GOAL will be active from 1 July through December. Look
for activity on the HF bands SSB and FT8. QSL direct only, see
https://www.qrz.com/db/TI1GOAL. The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial
international football (soccer) tournament contested by the men's
national teams of the member associations of the Federation Inter-
nationale de Football Association.
UA - Yaroslav R1BET, Julia R1CBL and Mike R1MJ will be active as RI1KO
from Kondostrov Island (EU-147) from 27 July to 3 August. They will
operate CW, SSB and FT8/FT4 on 80-10 metres. They will not partici-
pate in the IOTA Contest for the known reasons, so plans are to
concentrate on the WARC bands (mainly 30 and 17 metres) during the
contest hours. QSL via R1BET (direct or bureau); the log will be
uploaded to Club Log and LotW.
VR - In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of
China (1 July 1997), Hong Kong licensed amateurs are granted the
use of the special prefix VR25 from 1 July 2022 until 30 June 2023.
For instance, the VR2 Contest Club (VR2CC) and the Hong Kong
Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (VR2HK) will be using VR25CC and
VR25HK, respectively.
W - The following stations will be active during the 14th annual "13
Colonies Special Event", which will be held from 13 UTC on 1 July
until 4 UTC on 8 July: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode
Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E (Delaware), K2F (Maryland), K2G
(Georgia), K2H (Massachusetts), K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North
Carolina), K2K (New Hampshire), K2L (South Carolina), and K2M
(Pennsylvania), plus 'bonus stations' WM3PEN from Philadelphia (the
city where the US independence was declared), GB13COL from England
(QSL direct, see qrz.com for instructions) and TM13COL from France
(QSL via F5OGL). Information about the award programme can be found
on http://www.13colonies.us/.
W - Alex, AK4AM will be active as AK4AM/p from Atlantic Beach, Bogue
Banks (NA-112) on 3-9 July. QSL via LoTW.
W - John, N9EAJ will be active as N9EAJ/p from Okaloosa Island (NA-142)
on 24-31 July, with possible participation in the IOTA Contest. He
will operate SSB and some CW on 40-10m. He will upload his log to
Club Log; QSL direct to N9EAJ. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB - Hajar, YB8HZ and his team (YB8DEV, YB8DKL, YC8AQY, YC8BNZ, YC8DEL,
YC8ES, YC8GZO, YD8BUL and YD8EQY) expect to reach Sapuka Island
(OC-247) on 25 June at 16 UTC, and to start activity as homecall/p
at 22 UTC. They will operate SSB and digital modes, with YB8HZ also
operating CW, on various HF bands and 6 metres until 29 June. All
QSL cards via YB8HZ, direct only (or use PayPal, see qrz.com for
YB - Special callsigns 8B0FTDM, 8B1FTDM, 8B2FTDM, 8B3FTDM, 8B4FTDM,
8B5FTDM, 8B6FTDM, 8B7FTDM, 8B8FTDM and 8B9FTDM will be activated on
4-17 July for the 5th anniversary of the FT8 Digital Mode Club. The
stations will operate mainly FT8, but some of them will also be QRV
on SSB, CW and other modes. QSLs via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log's OQRS,
or direct to N2OO.
YN - Rafael, NN3RP will be active holiday style as YN2RP from Nicaragua
between 5 July and 2 August. He will operate SSB, CW and digital
modes on various bands, and will also be QRV on FM satellites. QSL
via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to NN3RP.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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EUHFC 2022: CANCELLED ---> The Slovenia Contest Club has announced that the
2022 edition of the European HF Championship (https://euhf.s5cc.eu/), which
was due to take place on 6 August, has been cancelled. "We do not see the
point in competing for the title of European Champion without the presence
of our UR friends and without contest activity from all other EU countries",
the Contest Committee says.


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