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6 November 2021                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1592

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                         ===========================
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4X     - The "Land of Craters" programme sees four special stations  operate
         from the Makhteshim ("craters") in the Negev desert of Israel.  The
         first two activities were conducted by  4X0ARF (November 2020)  and
         4X0GDL (April-May 2021). Look for 4X0KTN to be QRV on various bands
         and modes with two stations from Makhtesh Hakatan (Small Crater) on
         12-13 November. QSL via 4X6ZM (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL.  A
         certificate will be available for working three out of four special
         stations: see https://www.iarc.org/craters/. [TNX 4X6ZM]
9N     - Robert, S53R is now stationed in Kathmandu, Nepal  for the foresee-
         able future, and will be active as 9N7AA (reissued callsign, previ-
         ously used by UA3AA in 2014).  He is waiting to move to a permanent
         residence  and  for part of his equipment to arrive;  "for the time
         being only  limited operation is planned",  he says,  "but the pace
         should  pick up  by end of November".  QSL via LoTW,  or direct  to
         S57DX.
A6     - Celebrating Oman's National Day (18 November),  special event call-
         sign A60OMA will be active on 12-18 November. QSL via EA7FTR.
C5     - C5B is the callsign issued  to the C5C team  for an operation  from
         the  Bijol Islands (AF-060),  tentatively planned  for 10 November.
         [TNX DX World]
CX     - Radio broadcasting in Uruguay began on 6 November 1922,  when Radio
         Paradizabal  went on the air for the first time.  Starting on 6 No-
         vember 2021, Radiogrupo Sur will be active as CW100A in celebration
         of that centenary.  QSL direct to CX2ABC.  More information  can be
         found on https://cw100a.radio.org.uy/
G      - Celebrating  Saint Andrew,  patron saint of  Scotland,  the Welland
         Valley ARS will be active as GB0SA between  6 November and 3 Decem-
         ber. QSL via G4XEX, LoTW and eQSL.
LU     - Radio Club QRM Belgrano, LU4AAO will be active on the HF bands SSB,
         FT8 and CW on 6-14 November  to celebrate  Argentine Tradition Day.
         See http://lu4aao.org/cert_dia_tradicion_2021.htm for more informa-
         tion. [TNX LU4AAO]
PA     - Hans, PA7HPH  will be using  special callsign  PC19VACCIN  from  13
         November to  31 December.  See qrz.com for  more information  about
         this activity. QSL via PA7HPH (bureau preferred).
PJ7    - Oleh, KD7WPJ will be active as  PJ7/UR5BCP from  Sint Maarten  (NA-
         105) 18-24 November. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8on 40-6 metres.
         QSL via KD7WPJ. [TNX KD7WPJ
TL     - Ken, LA7GIA has been active as  TL7M  from Bangui,  Central African
         Republic since 30 October, and will remain there until 15 November.
         He can operate SO2R (Single-Operator Two-Radio)  and combine CW and
         FT8. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/).
TZ     - Ulmar, DK1CE will be active again as TZ1CE  from Bamako, Mali  from
         18 November to 8 December.  He plans to operate  CW, SSB and FT8 on
         160-10 metres.  "On FT8 DX outside Europe will be preferred  at any
         time", he says, and adds that he will  not  operate Fox & Hound  as
         "according  to my experience it has  no  advantage".  QSL via DK1CE
         (all QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau).
VU     - Abie, AB1F will be active as  VU2ABE  from Shillong,  in the Indian
         state of Meghalaya, between 6 November and 18 December.  He will be
         QRV on 40, 20, 15 and 10m. QSL via home call (direct or bureau) and
         LoTW; he will upload his log also to  eQSL, QRZ and  Club Log  on a
         regular basis. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB     - Hajar, YB8HZ  and other  nine operators  (YB8DKL,  YC8AQY,  YC8BNZ,
         YC8ES, YD8BVL, YD8CUI, YD8CXQ, YD8EQY, YD8ESH) will be active  from
         Pulau Sapuka Besar, in the  Sabalana and Tengah Islands  IOTA group
         (OC-247), on 12-16 November . They will operate SSB, CW and FT8  on
         80-10 metres. QSLs direct to YB8HZ  (QSL requests for contacts made
         with YB8HZ himself should go via  OQRS PayPal to yb8hz[@]yahoo.com;
         he will also upload his log to  Club Log and LoTW).  [TNX The Daily
         DX]
ZS     - Commemorating  the signing of the  Armistice  that ended the  First
         World War  (11 November 1918),  special callsign  ZS18MOTH  will be
         active  on  11-14 November  on  80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m.  The suffix
         stands  for the  Memorable Order of Tin Hats,  founded in 1927 as a
         brotherhood of South African former front-line soldiers.

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

Access to the main functions of www.425dxn.org is provided by the 425DXN App
for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!

1B/XW0LP ---> Simon, XW0LP has  "temporarily relocated"  his station  to the
territory of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (not valid for DXCC),  and
his  new callsign is  1B/XW0LP.  "The most important thing for me is  that I
love amateur radio  and  want to use my hobby  to help young students  learn
about radio communications.  I have  zero interest  in any discussions about
the politics and  history of my current residence".  More information can be
found on https://www.qrz.com/db/1B/XW0LP.

CROZET 2022-2023 ---> While a website is  under construction, the DXpedition
to the  Crozet Islands  is now  on  Twitter: https://twitter.com/crozet2022.
Thierry, F6CUK has been granted permission to be QRV from the #3 Most Wanted
DXCC Entity for three months  (mid-December 2022 to mid-March 2023)  [425DXN
1591].
"It seems important to indicate some of the conditions of  this permission",
Thierry says, as there are "three aspects that impose limitations":  climate
(the wind blows almost constantly at 70 kmh),  soil nature (it is impossible
to secure any mast in the ground),  and nature protection  (for bird protec-
tion, antennas, guy wires and anything that could be an obstacle are forbid-
den; also, it is impossible to dig, make anything in concrete,  all over the
island).
"Our original request was for 4 squares on 40 and 20. This was refused.  Im-
possible to keep them up because of the wind  and the soil nature.  The only
possibility that the administration allowed was to have an  attachment point
to an existing building, and have wire antennas from there. NO beam! This is
clearly stated in  the permit  we received.  The whole team  is studying the
best solution for the best antenna possible,  taking into account these con-
straints".
Thierry also says that "CW and SSB will be the priority.  FT8 will be mostly
for low bands  if we can install an 80m dipole,  and for far away areas  (US
West Coast mainly)".
The Northern California DX Foundation (http://www.ncdxf.org/)  has announced
it is granting USD 20,000 to Thierry: "hopefully this experienced DXpedition
operator can exploit this rare opportunity to access Crozet Island,  put out
an  effective signal  on all the bands  and  log all of the needy  over  the
course of his extended stay".

JAPAN INTERNATIONAL DX SSB CONTEST ---> Object  of the contest  is  for ama-
teurs in Japan  to work as many station s in as many  DXCC Entities  and  CQ
Zones as possible on  160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 metres,  while DX stations
work as many JA amateurs in as many Prefectures and JD1 islands as possible.
This year's event will be held on 13-14 November (07.00-13.00 UTC). Complete
information can be found on http://jidx.org/jidxrule-e.html.

QSL 6F1IHF ---> Pedro, EA5GL has picked up the QSLing for the  February 2005
6F1IHF operation  (Ixtapa Island, NA-183).  See https://www.qrz.com/db/EA5GL
for instructions.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
website has been updated.  Sixteen different galleries include  19,408 cards
for the  ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2011-20), the  62  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres  Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas
(from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945  countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted  by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA].

W8S: SWAINS ISLAND 2023 ---> "This week the W8S team  had another conference
call about the planning for the upcoming DXpedition to KH8/s Swains Island",
Ronald PA3EWP wrote  on 4 November.  "Due to the  Covid-19 restrictions,  it
will remain impossible to travel to American Samoa in the coming months.
The limited number of flights, only 5 the first quarter of 2022, from Hawaii
to American Samoa with the  additional restriction to do a  Covid-19 test  5
days before departure  in Hawaii  makes travelling  extreme difficult.  Also
tourists have a lower priority to buy a ticket.
The risk is too great to travel to Swains in the spring of 2022.
Two members of our team are also part of the 3Y0J Bouvet team  scheduled for
November/December 2022.
The entire team therefore had to decide  to postpone the  W8S Swains DXpedi-
tion until March 2023.  This is the only opportunity to be on Swains for  15
days with the same team as our original plans in 2020.
Our project has certainly  not  been canceled but postponed to the spring of
2023.  An extra advantage  that the propagation is much better on the higher
bands". Updates will be posted to  https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/,  as well as
to Twitter and Facebook.

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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CALL        MANAGER      CALL        MANAGER      CALL        MANAGER
=====================================================================
3A/EA3NT    EA5GL        HI3LT       EB7DX        PC35EUDXF   PA2TMS
3A/G4PVM    EB7DX        HK3X        M0OXO        PF35EUDXF   PA1AW
3A/I1UWF    I1UWF        HP1XT       KU9C         PG35EUDXF   PA1AW
3A/MM0NDX   EB7DX        HZ1SGI      HZ1SAR       PH35EUDXF   PA1AW
3A/RA9USU   UA3DX        HZ1SK       IZ8CLM       PI35EUDXF   PA1AW
3A3A        UA3DX        IB0L        IK0ETA       PI4DX       PD1DX
3B8FP       N2OO         IB1D        IK1TAZ       PI4M        PA0MBD
3D2TS       M0OXO        IB9A        IZ2FWL       PJ2/M5RIC   M0OXO
3X2021      F1TMY        IB9T        IT9TQH       PJ4G        K4BAI
4J880N      4K4K         IH9/OK1M    OK1WMR       PJ4K        KU9C
4K9W        DL6KVA       II2S        IZ2FOS       PP4T        PY4BZ
4L2M        EA7FTR       II4BLN      IQ4FE        PT5J        PP5JR
4L8A        M0OXO        II8K        IZ8EPX       PV2K        EA5GL
4U1A        UA3DX        IO6A        IZ6BRJ       PV60CRASC   PT2OP
5P5XX       DF3XX        IR2C        IK2FTB       R325FR      R3TKM
7P8RU       R7AL         IR2L        IW2LLH       R325G       R1ZBR
7X2GK       IK2DUW       IR2Q        IK2PFL       R325K       UA1CEI
8P1W        KU9C         IR3MD       IN3MDR       R325N       R7DX
8P6ET       KU9C         IR4X        I4VEQ        R325P       R1YY
8Q7RM       HB9SHD       IR6T        IK6VXO       R325RF      RV1AQ
8S0C        SM0MPV       IR9R        IT9DSZ       R325S       RQ7R
9J2BO       EA5GL        IS0/OM2TW   OM2FY        R325SSF     R1ZBU
9J2BS       EA5GL        J68HZ       K9HZ         R325WMF     RA4DAR
9J2RD       IZ8CCW       KH7M        I0MWI        R325Z       R1ZBE
9K9A        EC6DX        KH7M        KH6ZM [W/VE] SN2B        SP3CGK
9N1CA       EA5ZD        KL7RA       N4GNR        SN3A        SP3GEM
A25SL       N4GNR        KP3Z        N4AO         SP60ANT     SP3POB
A42K        EA5GL        L55D        LU5DF        SQ2A        SQ2RCM
A43MI       M0OXO        LN8W        LA6YEA       TL7M        M0OXO
A44M        M0OXO        LO5D        LU8EOT       TM0ISS      F4KLR
A60EXPO     EA7FTR       LO7H        EA7FTR       TM123K      F4IVV
A60FD       EA7FTR       LR3D        EA7FTR       TM1O        F1IKA
A60FD/2     EA7FTR       LR7D        LU9ESD       TM2N        ON4ZD
A60FD/3     A61BK        LT1E        EA7FTR       TM2RJ       F4HRU
A61BR       EA5ZD        LT2HH       EA5GL        TM2Y        F6BEE
A65BB       S57DX        LT5V        EC6DX        TM3R        F5UTN
A73A        M0OXO        LT6M        LU8MHL       TM5A        F5VHJ
B0A         BA4TB        LU1DX       EC6DX        TO7O        EA1BP
B4T         BA4TB        LV4V        LU4VZ        UE35EUF     RQ7L
C37N        C37URA       LW5HR       EA5GL        V3A         M0OXO
C44C        M0URX        LZ1470IN    LZ1KCP       VC3X        VE7VR
CB1C        CE1VLY       LZ5R        LZ1YQ        VE2CSI      M0URX
CB8E        CE8EIO       LZ6V        LZ2KRM       VJ3A        VK3JA
CF3A        VE3AT        M6T         G4BWP        VJ4G        VK4FI
CN46MS      CN8WW        MD2C        MD0CCE       VJ4K        N3SL
CN8PA       RW6HS        MD4K        G3NKC        VJ4T        VK4QH
CN8SG       EA7FTR       MM2N        MM0GPZ       VK2P        VK2PV
CQ3W        DF7EE        NP2J        K8RF         VK4A        VK4NM
CQ8M        EA5GL        OA4SS       KB6J         VK4I        VK4CZ
CQ9T        CT3KN        OC200R      OA4O         VK6N        VK6NC
CR3A        OM2VL        OD5ET       EB7DX        VL2A        VK2IM
CR5T        CS5ARC       OD5TX       W4JS         VL4R        VK4ZD
CT9ABY      OM2FY        OD5ZF       IZ8CLM       VL5X        VK5ARG
CX2CC       EA5KB        OD5ZZ       N4GNR        VL6C        VK6IR
CX2DK       EA5GL        OE2S        OE2GEN       VO2AC       VE3FU
CX5UA       IK2DUW       OE35EUDXF   OE6VIE       VP6MW       W0VTT
D4F         IZ4DPV       OF3077F     OH3JF        VP8ADR      M0OXO
D4L         IK2NCJ       OH8X        OH6KN        VP9I        WW3S
D4Z         IK2NCJ       OK7K        OK1BN        VY0ERC      M0OXO
E2A         E21EIC       OL50DJ      OK6DJ        WP3C        M0OXO
E2E         E23NEZ       OL7T        OK2BXU       XE2B        EA5OL
E7AA        9A2AA        OL9Z        OK2PVF       XV9HEU      EA5GL
E7CW        E73ESP       OM0R        OM3GI        YI1WWA      IK2DUW
ED7R        EC7WR        ON75BAF     ON4CMO       YP0C        YO3CZW
EE7L        EA7HLU       ON75BFS     ON4LDR       YT5A        YT1AD
EF8K        EA8DET       OQ05PHI     ON4PHI       Z60A        OH2BH
ET3AA       N2OO         OQ35EUDXF   ON6CC        Z68XX       DL2JRM
FG4KH       F1DUZ        OT5IDPD     ON6WL        ZC4GR       EB7DX
FG4NO       EA5GL        OT5X        ON4CRD       ZF2LZ       EA5GL
FM1II       KU9C         OX7A        OZ1ACB       ZP6LMR      IK2DUW
FM5BH       W3HNK        OX7AKT      OZ1ACB       ZP6RAI      IK2DUW
G6XX        M0OXO        OX7AM       OZ1ACB       ZS6TVB      N4GNR
GM2T        GM4UYZ       OY9JD       EA5GL        ZS9Z        ZS1OIN
GM5X        N3SL         P33W        UA3DX        ZV1T        PP1WW
HB9H        HB9CXZ       P3Z         5B4AFM       ZW2T        PY2RKG
HD8R        EA5RM        P40W        N2MM         ZW7RENER    PU7MPB
HF70WAT     SP5PPK       PA35EUDXF   PA1AW        ZW8T        PS8HF
HG8R        HA8JV        PB35EUDXF   PA1AW        ZZ5K        PP5RT

3G4K      Pedro Ponce Cubillos, Av. Sepulveda Bustos 46, 3780250 Chillan,
          Chile
7Q6M      Don Jones, PO Box 21500, Washington DC 20009-1500, USA
9H6A      Paul Galea, 66 Triq Guze Ellul Mercer, Had-Dingli, DGL 1118, Malta
C5C       Luc Thibaudat, 15 rue de Moiscourt, 27140 Gisors, France
C6AHB     Richard Visman, 11943 Acosta Road, Jacksonvillle FL 32223, USA
CR6P      Miguel Goncalves, Rua Doutor Joel Magalhaes 6, 4740-272 Esposende,
          Portugal
EA5RM     Antonio Gonzalez, Apartado Postal 930, 03200 Elche, Spain
ES9C      Toomas Soomets, Lootuse tn 22-2, 50108 Tartu, Estonia
HB0A      Amateurfunk Verein Liechtenstein, P.O. Box 629, 9495 Triesen FL,
          Liechtenstein
HG6N      Salgotarjani Varosi Radioklub, Salgotarjan, Meredek ut 6 II/1,
          3100, Hungary
I1UWF     Gianni Tosello, Strada alla Colla 14, 18038 Sanremo IM, Italy
II9P      Vincenzo Bongiovanni, Via Asia 19/A, 97100 Ragusa RG, Italy
IO9A      Antonello Scauso, Via Tenente Minniti 105, 98057 Milazzo ME, Italy
J42L      Leo Fiskas, 1 Argyriou Gouzgou, 52 200 Argos Orestiko, Greece
KH7Q      Beverley A. Yuen, 2047 Nuuanu Ave 2202, Honolulu HI 96817-2522,
          USA
KP2M      Fred Bennett, 2253 Mill Creek Road, Newport NC 28570, USA
L21F      Jesus Rubio, Calle Mendoza 2484, S2000PBF, Rosario, Argentina
N4GNR     Dan Cisson, 12 Hancock Drive, Toccoa GA 30577-9388, USA
OF1F      Timo Klimoff, Yrjonkatu 4 A 15, FI-28100 Pori, Finland
OF8L      Jari Ojala, Latvalammentie 32, 92260 Kopsa, Finland
OH0V      Jukka Klemola, Aarontie 5, FI-31400 Somero, Finland
OR1Z      Raff Braspenning, Bareelstraat 50, 2990 Loenhout, Belgium
OX3HI     Holger Mortensen, Postboks 159, 3910 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
OX3LX     Joergen Roemming, Brandelev Stationsvej 9, 4700 Naestved, Denmark
OX3XR     Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, The Netherlands
PJ5/W5JON John Abbruscato, 22199 Pine Tree Ln, Hockley TX 77447, USA
PX2A      Carlos Adalberto Carareto, Estrada de Santo Amaro 201,
          Sao Paulo - SP, 05544-000, Brazil
PY0F      Renner Pedroza, Rua Waldemar Nery Carneiro Monteiro 475 Apt 602,
          Boa Viagem, Recife - PE, 51030-140, Brazil
PZ2YT     Yudel Torres, C Van Dalstraat 221, Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname
SJ2W      Per Eklund, Teaterallen 12-0102 lgh 1102, SE-903 64 Umea, Sweden
ST0HQ     Magdi Osman Ahmed Abdelrahim, P.O. Box 2, Khartoum Airport 11112,
          Sudan
TM0DX     Pierre Chassain, Lotissement La Barotie, 22 rue de La Barotie,
          42440 Noiretable, France
TM0R      Jean-Louis Zabalza, 7 allee le Sous Bois, 33140 Villenave d'Ornon,
          France
TM6M      Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent,
          29830 Ploudalmezeau, France
TM7Y      Sebastien Sauvannet, 4 rue de Villequiers, 18800 Gron, France
V26B      Michael J. Samanka, 53-12 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island NY 10307
          USA
VE2IDX    Igor Slakva, 101-95 Base Line Rd W, London ON N6J 4X3, Canada
VE2IM     Igor Slakva, 101-95 Base Line Rd W, London ON N6J 4X3, Canada
VE2PEACE  Jean Charron, 17 Rue Elisabeth, Saint Jerome QC J7Z 2S9, Canada
VJ2J      David E. Burger, PO Box 37, Mount Colah, NSW 2079, Australia
VJ2Z      Richard R. Cerveny, PO Box 102, Macquarie Fields, NSW 2564,
          Australia
VK7C      Catherine Hammond, 57 Gatenbys Road, Gravelly Beach, TAS 7276,
          Australia
VK9DX     Nick Hacko, Suite 403 Level 4, Culwulla Chambers, 67 Castlereagh
          St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
VL4U      Cory Newman, 7 Hanover Court, Morayfield, QL 4506, Australia
VL5L      Steve Adler, 12 Blue Crescent, Woodforde, SA 5072, Australia
VP5DX     Jim Iori, 814 Basswood Ct, Orange Park FL 32065, USA
VR2XAN    Alberto Annesi, 1/F 7A Nam Shan Road, Peng Chau, Hong Kong
ZF5T      Stanford H. Stockton, PO Box 73, Siloam Springs AR 72761-0073, USA
ZV2X      Rafael Goncalves, Caixa Postal 49, Votorantim - SP, 18110-972,
          Brazil
ZZ2T      Wanderley Ferreira Gomes, Avenida 23 de Maio 2966 Ap 1320,
          Sao Paulo - SP, 04008-000, Brazil

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