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21 November 2020                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1542

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

Owing to the ongoing and fluid nature  of the  COVID-19  situation globally,
announced  activities  might  be postponed  or  cancelled  at  any time  and
without notice.

7Q     - Originally expected to QRT on  19 November,  the 7Q7RU  team is now
         QRV until 24 November at least.  QSL via  Club Log'OQRS (preferred)
         and LoTW, or via R7AL. [TNX DX World]
9M6    - Saty, JE1JKL will be active again as 9M6NA  (East Malaysia)  during
         the CQ WW DX CW. He will be QRV on  40-10 metres;  the station will
         be remotely operated,  thus this activity  will not be eligible for
         IOTA credit. QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS. [TNX NG3K]
CN     - In celebration of the  65th anniversary of  Morocco's  independence
         (18 November 1955),  CN amateur radio operators are allowed  to use
         the CN65 prefix on 17-22 November.
CO     - The Radio Club de Caibarien  (https://cqcaibarien.cubava.cu/)  will
         be active again as T46W on 26-29 November to commemorate the  100th
         anniversary of the first transmissions of  Manuel 'Manolin' Alvarez
         Alvarez (1891-1986),  a pioneer of  radio in Cuba  and  an  amateur
         radio operator (CO6MA) for seventy years. Look for activity on 160-
         10 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via LoTW.
D6     - Don, K6ZO (7Q6M) has been active as  D60AB from the  Comoro Islands
         (AF-007) since 17 November.  He is allowed to operate  on 160,  80,
         40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. Don expects to remain there until
         24 November, and to return to Malawi on the 26th and back to the US
         on 5 December. QSL direct to K6ZO. [TNX The Daily DX]
F      - Members of  the  Radio Club du Val d'Issole (F8KGH)  will be active
         again as TM1SAFE between 20 November and 4 December.  QSL via eQSL,
         LoTW, Club Log, or via F4GPB. [TNX F8REF]
OH     - Celebrating the Christmas Holiday Season, the  Market Reef DX Asso-
         ciation (OH9A) will be active on all bands and modes as OG1XMAS be-
         tween 29 November and 26 December. QSL via LoTW and Club Log.
ON     - Members of Club Radio Durnal (ON4CRD) are active as  OP19MSF  until
         13 December "to put the spotlight on  Medecins Sans Frontieres  for
         its active role during this tragic period of pandemic". QSL via the
         bureau or direct.  Founded in 1971, MSF  ((Doctors Without Borders)
         received the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its  members'
         continued efforts to provide medical assistance  to people affected
         by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare.
P4     - Depending on  travel restrictions, John, W2GD  will be active again
         as P40W  from Aruba (SA-036) from  24 November to 1 December.  Main
         activity  will  be  during  the  CQ WW DX CW Contest;  outside  the
         contest he will be QRV on 30, 17 and 12 metres as time permits. QSL
         via LoTW, or direct only to N2MM. [TNX NG3K]
SM     - Lars, SM3EAE and Goran, SM5SIC will participate in the  CQ WW DX CW
         Contest as SI9AM.  QSL via SM3FJF,  direct or bureau.  This will be
         the  last activity from  the  King  Chulalongkorn Memorial  Amateur
         Radio Society Visitor's station  (https://www.si9am.com),  which is
         to permanently close down on 1 December.
SP     - Special  callsigns  3Z20ARISS,  HF20ISS,  HF7ISS,  HF8ISS,  HF9ISS,
         SN20ISS, SN3ISS and SO1SS  will be active between  13 November  and
         21 December  to   celebrate  the  20th  anniversary  of  continuous
         operations of the ARISS  amateur radio system on the  International
         Space Station. QSL via operator's instructions.  A certificate will
         be  available;  see https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/20yHAMonISS/  for more
         information.  Amateur Radio  on  the  International  Space  Station
         (https://www.ariss.org/)  inspires  students  worldwide  to  pursue
         interests and careers in science, technology, engineering and  math
         through amateur radio communications opportunities with the ISS on-
         orbit crew.
VE     - Yuri, VE3DZ will be active again as VE2IM from CQ Zone 2  on  24-30
         November, including a SOAB HP entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL
         via LoTW, or direct to VE3DZ. [TNX NG3K]

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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CQ WW WPX CONTESTS:  NEW RULES --->  A  new  "Multi-Transmitter Distributed"
category is being added to the  CQ World Wide WPX RTTY, SSB and CW  contests
to better  accommodate operators  who wish to compete as a team  without all
being in the same physical location. The new category w ill permit up to six
separate stations  in  different locations  to operate as  a  single contest
entry.  All  equipment,  including  remotely-controlled  equipment,  must be
located in same DXCC Entity and  CQ Zone.  Although inspired  by innovations
being made in response to the  Coronavirus pandemic,  this new,  stand-alone
category will be permanent. It is not intended to replace,  or compete with,
other multi-operator categories.
In addition, QSO alerting systems will now be permitted in all CQ WW WPX SSB
and  CW  Single Operator  categories,  except  the  Single Operator  Classic
Overlay categories. There will no longer be separate listings or recognition
for "Assisted" vs. "Unassisted" categories,  and all Classic overlay entries
must be unassisted.  This step further aligns CQ WW WPX SSB and CW  contests
with CQ WW WPX RTTY,  where the use of QSO alerting systems has been permit-
ted since the mid-nineties.
Also, the  maximum operating time for  Single Operator Classic Overlay  par-
ticipants has been reduced from 36 to 24 hours.
Finally, the  Multi-Operator  Single Transmitter High and Low Power  Classic
Overlay categories have been removed from the rules.
The rule changes take effect with the 2021 running of the WPX contests (RTTY
on 13-14 February, SSB on 27-28 March and CW on 29-30 May). These changes do
not apply to the CQ World Wide (CQWW) DX contests.  The full rules for CQ WW
WPX SSB and CW 2021 will be posted on https://www.cqwpx.com/ in early 2021.

YASME EXCELLENCE AWARDS ---> In  2008  The  Yasme Foundation (www.yasme.org)
established the Yasme Excellence Award,  to be presented to individuals  and
groups who, through  their own service,  creativity,  effort and dedication,
have made a significant contribution to amateur radio.  The contribution may
be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement,  as
all three  are necessary  for amateur radio  to grow and prosper.  The Yasme
Excellence Award is in the form of a cash grant and an individually-engraved
crystal globe. The latest recipients, announced on 19 November, are:
- Brett Ruiz, PJ2BR and Helena Ruiz, PJ2ZZ
  Brett and Helena have been active leaders of  VERONA for more than  twenty
  years, including technical activities,  disaster preparedness  and relief,
  as well as training  potential licensees.  They act as liaisons to govern-
  ment and international organizations, as well as contributing to important
  events such as  GAREC  and  IARU assemblies  and  meetings.  Brett is also
  active in pursuing long-distance  VHF propagation and  digital  communica-
- Bob Wilson, N6TV
  Yasme recognizes  Bob's  technical support  to literally  hundreds of hams
  through various radio manufacturer's user groups, to logging software com-
  munities,  and  the  detailed assistance  he provides  to  Reverse  Beacon
  Network hosts, keeping  their equipment  configured and running.  Bob also
  provides  invaluable support  to traveling hams  worldwide when  they most
  need help.  Along  with being  technically  talented  he is  exceptionally
  selfless in using that talent to help others, quick to encourage others in
  many areas.
- Jari Perkiomaki, OH6BG
  Jari has supported the online VOACAP software and website (www.voacap.com)
  for  almost  twenty years,  without compensation,  making  world-class  HF
  propagation  prediction  and  modeling  services  available  to any  radio
  amateur.  He believes in team work,  acknowledging  the contributions  and
  ideas  from all  of  the ham community  for  further  development  of  the
  service, but especially from James Watson (M0DNS/HZ1JW) and  Juho Juopperi
  (OH8GLV). He estimates that today VOACAP Online serves thousands of users,
  with visits from more than  100 countries every month,  including integra-
  tion with the DX Summit and Club Log services. He is part of the Radio Ar-
  cala, OH8X team and  acts as a propagation specialist,  assisting the WRTC
  community, RSGB and others.
- Jim Brown K9YC
  Amateurs worldwide  have benefited  from  his  extensive contributions  to
  amateur radio regarding ferrite materials and  their use  in combating  RF
  interference,  feed line applications,  and transformers.  His efforts  to
  improve transmitter performance  and operating practices  are also greatly
  appreciated, as are the  extensive set of  personal publications available
  to the public and  performing reviews  of  technical material for  amateur
  radio publishers.

+ SILENT KEYS + Both  Mike Mills, G3TEV  and  Emir Mahmutovic, 9A6AA  passed
away on 13 November.
Aged 87, Mike was the QSL manager  for  Brian, 9J2BO:  "I can't thank enough
for the excellent job he did for me putting in  many hours of work to ensure
that QSLs  are answered  as promptly as  possible.  We had a daily sched for
this purpose", he says.  Brian asks to refrain from sending QSL cards  until
further notice.
An active  DXer, contestman  and enthusiastic  island activator,  Emir was a
founding member of  the  Croatian Flora & Fauna Programme,  and President of
the Radioklub Hrvatska Flora Fauna.  In 2019 he was one  of the operators of
the D68CCC DXpedition to the Comoros.

ON4UN ---> The digital farewell ceremony for John, ON4UN will be held on  21
November at 14 UTC: https://cmore.be/afscheid-john-devoldere/. For those who
wish to be present but are unable to attend, the link will be accessible for
a couple more days afterward. [TNX ON4WW]

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8BAP      N4GNR       HF40RY      SP1O        P3X         UT5UDX
3B8CW       N4GNR       HF7ISS      SP7POS      PA75KM      PA8KM
3D2TS       M0OXO       HF9ISS      SP9PKS      PA75N       PA7DA
3DA0AQ      EA5GL       HG120BAY    HA5GY       PA75UN      PA1UN
3G3G        EA5GL       HH2JR       W3HNK       PB75X       PA1AW
3V8SF       LX1NO       HP3SS       AC2OV       PD75F       PD3F
3Z150MPR    SP9KDU      HZ20G       HZ1SAR      PD75T       PD3AR
3Z40RY      SP1DOZ      IQ0ID       HE9ERA      PI75ZUT     PA2PKZ
3Z65M72M    SP3GVX      IQ0NU       9A5URI      PJ4KY       M0URX
4D3X        W3HNK       IQ0OH       9A5URI      PQ7ZP       PP7DX
4J0SFR      4K4K        IQ0RU       9A5URI      R100UD      UB4W
4K6MAR      DC9RI       IQ2OQ       9A5URI      R110KWAU    R4AB
4L8A        M0OXO       IQ3QM       9A5URI      R120AN      RZ5D
4O4T        YU1FW       IQ3ZL       9A5URI      R2020DX     RQ7L
4U0WFP      S57DX       IQ5PJ       IW5AOT      R30MDXC     RQ7L
4U2STAYHOME UA3DX       IQ9QV       9A5URI      RA30DX      RQ7L
4U75A       UA3DX       IQ9SZ       HE9ERA      RC30DX      RQ7L
4U75B       9A2AA       IQ9ZI       9A5URI      RD30DX      RQ7L
4U75UN      HB9BOU      IY5PIS      IW5AOT      RG30DX      RQ7L
4X0ARF      4X6ZM       J79WTA      HB9MFM      RJ30DX      RQ7L
5B4AOM      EA5ZD       JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY [d]  RK30DX      RQ7L
5H3EE       DL4ME       JG8NQJ/JD1  JG8NQJ [b]  RL30DX      RQ7L
5J3B        HK3LRB      K1USN       K1RV        RM30DX      RQ7L
5P2A        OZ1HX       KC4AAA      K7MT        RN30DX      RQ7L
5P3KP       DL3KP       KC4AAC      K7MT        RO30DX      RQ7L
5P9X        OZ9GA       KC4USV      K7MT        RQ30DX      RQ7L
5R8AL       G3SWH       KH2L        W3HNK       RT30DX      RQ7L
5T5PA       PA5X        KP2B        EB7DX       RU30DX      RQ7L
5Z4PA       M0URX       KP2BH       EB7DX       RV30DX      RQ7L
5Z4VJ       M0URX       KP2M        NZ4DX       RW30DX      RQ7L
7Q7RU       R7AL        LZ50GU      LZ1GU       RX30DX      RQ7L
7X2TT       EA5GL       M0HAO       EA1DDO      RY30DX      RQ7L
7X3WPL      7X3DL       MU0MXF      RN3RQ       RZ30DX      RQ7L
7X4LV       F6FZG       NL0H        M0OXO       S50IPA      S55N
7Z20G       HZ1SAR      NL8F        N7RO        SI9YL       SM3LIV
8J1RL       8J1RL  [b]  NP2AR       EB7DX       SN20ISS     SP2ZIE
8J1RL       JG2MLI [d]  NP4DX       W3HNK       SN2IW       SP2PBY
8P2K        KU9C        OD5KU       EB7DX       SN3ESH      SP2PBY
8P6ET       KU9C        OD5SB       EB7DX       SN3ISS      SP3POW
8Z20G       HZ1SAR      OD5VB       EA5GL       SN3IU       SP2PBY
9G1SD       AB0GC       OD5ZF       IZ8CLM      SN40RY      SP1EG
9G5FI       DL1RTL      OE1970WWL   OE1WWL      SO40RY      SP1KRF
9H4G        M0OXO       OE25BKC     OE3BKC      SP0AVA      SP3YOR
9K2OW       EC6DX       OE25MXL     OE5MXL      SP100LEM    SP3POB
9M6ZAE      W3HNK       OE25XGM     OE5XGM      SP120KSW    SP3POB
9V1YC       W5UE        OE25XWI     OE7XWI      SP40RY      SP1PBW
A42K        EA5GL       OH0Z        W0MM        SP60PRT     SP6PRT
A450CK      A47RS       OH6OKSA     OH6AD       SQ40RY      SP1PMY
A450JM      A47RS       OK1P        OK1FIG      SV9/SV0IG   IK0EFR
A450KB      A47RS       OK3X        OK1VK       SW9AA       LZ1PM
A450MS      A47RS       OK5D        OK1DTP      T88SS       EA5GL
A450NN      A47RS       OK5Z        OK2ZI       TC371B      TA7AOF
A450RR      A47RS       OL0W        OK1DSZ      TG9AKH      EA5ZD
A450ZZ      A47RS       OL2U        OK1KAO      TG9ANF      VE7BV
A61AS       YO3FRI      OL30DXC     OK2PXJ      TG9AOR      EC6DX
A61DD       A61BK       OL3Z        OK1HMP      TM30CDR     F6KUQ
A61DL       A61BK       OL5Y        OK1FUA      TM3Z        F4DSK
A61QQ       A61BK       OL725PLZ    OK1DRQ      TM50GDG     F8GGZ
A61R        EC6DX       OO4UZLEUVEN ON3AR [d]   TM600CCAE   F6FMT
A62A        EA7FTR      OO4UZLEUVEN ON4CP [b]   TM72WOW     F1IEH
A65DR       N4GNR       OO5CARE     ON4AOW      TT8SN       DL9USA
A91WTVD     EC6DX       OO7STAYHOME ON7SS       TZ1CE       DK1CE
C31CT       EA3QS       OP0PEACE    ON6CK       UE30DX      RQ7L
CN65MC      CN8MC       OP19MSF     ON4CRD      UK7AL       EA5GL
CN8GC       RW6HS       OQ1HOPE     ON4ON       UW5Y        US2YW
CN8HAN      RW6HS       OQ20LIFE    ON4CAS      UZ4E        UR4EYN
CN8KD       EA5XX       OQ5BECLEVER ON6GBN      V31MA       M0OXO
CN8SG       EA7FTR      OR1LIFE     ON6MS       V31PS       M0OXO
CO2VDD      RW6HS       OR20STAYHOME ON4RSX     V73NS       W3HNK
DA0BCC      DL2JRM      OR6LIFE     ON6BS       VK4DX/P     VK4DX
DL250BEETH  DJ6SI       OR7LIFE     ON4OB       VK7XX       N2OO
DQ750KL     DL5KVV      OS2HOPE     ON4MCL      VP6MW       W0VTT
E77A        9A2AA       OT20LIFE    ON5AV       XQ3WD       XQ4CW
EA8OM       DJ1OJ       OT2CARE     ON6YX [d]   YB0ECT      W2FB
EM0I        UT2IZ       OT2CARE     ON6ZT [b]   YB5QZ       W3HNK
EP2LMA      EA5GL       OT4CARE     ON4WRA      YC9BHJ      EA7FTR
EY8MM       W0VTT       OT4HOPE     ON6SI       YT50SCWC    YU1MM
FM5FJ       KU9C        OT5ALIVE    ON7LR       YV6BTF      EA5GL
GB1LWF      MW0JWP      OT6SAFE     ON6HC       ZF2MJ       N6MJ
HB9IPA      HB9FND      OZ/KH6DXX   DF3XX       ZS1DX       M0OXO
HC3RJ       EA5GL       P29LL       EA7FTR      ZS4JAN      EA5GL
HF20ISS     SP5PMD      P3AA        RW3RN       ZY1AMR      PY1AMR

AM3DDN   Juan Jose Martinez Gonzalez, C/Foixa 21, 17412 Macanet de la Selva
         (Girona), Spain
AM3DIN   Manel Carrasco Serra, C/Ciutadans 4, 08490 Tordera (Barcelona),
CO6HLP   Gherardo Pannoli, Via Dante Alighieri 13, 14035 Grazzano Badoglio
         AT, Italy
D60AB    Don Jones, PO Box 21500, Washington DC 20009-1500, USA
FY5KE    Jacques Mazzoni, 678 route de l'Egalite, 74290 Talloires Montmin,
HZ1SAR   Saudi Amateur Radio Society, P.O. Box 12251, Riyadh 11473,
         Saudi Arabia
JA8CJY   Susumu Sanada, 5-17 Shinei 5-Jo 4-Chome, Kiyota-ku, Sapporo-shi,
         Hokkaido, 004-0835, Japan
KH0W     Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
OG66X    Jouni Mehtomaa,  Kylmalantie 1, FI-92140 Pattijoki, Finland
OK7T     Radek Stolfa, Polevsko 187, 471 16 Polevsko, Czech Republic
T6AA     Robert Kasca, Govejk 11C, 5281 Spodnja Idrija, Slovenia
VK4DX    Mirza Sivcevic, 82 Snowy River Circuit, Forest Lake, QLD 4078,
VQ9T     Robert M. Wright, P.O. Box 7, 6215 Valencia, Philippines
W0VTT    Michael G. Cizek, PO Box 616, St Charles MN 55972, USA
XE2X     Jorge F. Rios Alvarado, 116 E Coma Ave, PMB #426, Hidalgo TX 78557,


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                      The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

                           Direttore Responsabile
                            Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
               Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
                      Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
                                Roma, Italia


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