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24 July 2021                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1577

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

BY     - BA4MY, BI4KKZ and  others  will be active as  BG4OP  from  Lingshan
         Island (AS-150) on 23-25 July. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on
         80-6 metres,  and  will participate  in the  IOTA Contest.  QSL via
         BI4IIZ. [TNX NG3K]
EA     - AM1CCB  is the  special callsign for  URE Burgos  to mark the 800th
         anniversary of Burgos Cathedral between 20 July and 18 August.  QSL
         via the  bureau, LoTW, eQSL, or direct.  The cathedral has been in-
         scribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1984.
ES     - Look for ES6JP/0 (QSL via YL2GM) and ES6TZ/0 (QSL via YL2GN)  to be
         active  from  Hiiumaa Island (EU-034) on  23-25 July,  IOTA Contest
         included. [TNX DX World]
FO     - Yann, F1SMB will be active as FO/F1SMB from several  French Polyne-
         sia islands in August. His itinerary is as follows:
         02-06 August  Moorea     OC-046
         06-10 August  Tahaa      OC-067
         10-12 August  Bora Bora  OC-067
         12-15 August  Tikehau    OC-066
         15-17 August  Rangiroa   OC-066
         17-20 August  Fakarava   OC-066
         20-23 August  Tahiti     OC-046
         He will operate  QRP SSB and FT8 mainly  on 40m  (7090, 7055,  7074
         kHz) and 20m  (14285, 14260,  14074 kHz).  QSL via F1SMB  (SSB QSOs
         only) and eQSL (SSB & FT8).
FS     - Hal, W8HC will be active holiday style as  FS/W8HC from  St. Martin
         (NA-105) from  29 July to 6 August.  He will operate CW and FT8  on
         40-6 metres. QSL via LoTW. [TNX DX World]
HI     - Massimo, HB9TUZ will be active as HI9/HB9TUZ from Las Terrenas (NA-
         096), Dominican Republic on 1-30 August. He will operate SSB on 40-
         10 metres. QSL via eQSL only.
HS     - The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand is active as  HS18IARU  until
         30 September to mark the 18th IARU Region 3 Conference 2021  (20-23
         September,  https://www.iarur3conf2021.org/).  QSL via E21EIC,  but
         all QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW and the bureau.
I      - A large team will be active from the island of  Santa Maria di Bar-
         bana (EU-130) on 23-25 July.  They will be signing  II3Y during the
         IOTA Contest (QSL via M0OXO) and IQ3JT (QSL via IV3OSC).
I      - Weather permitting,  Roberto, IK8PGM  will be active as  ID8A  from
         Cirella Island (EU-144) on 29 July. QSL via home call.
OA     - Alex, DD5ZZ will be active as OA7/DD5ZZ from the Peruvian region of
         Cuzco between 30 July and 17 September.  He will operate SSB,  FT8,
         FT4 and some CW on 40-6 metres,  and might use  OA7/5P6G during the
         WAE DX CW  (14-15 August),  WAE DX SSB (11-12 September)  and World
         Wide Digi DX (28-29 August) contests.  QSL via home call,  LoTW and
         Club Log's OQRS. [TNX NG3K]
OH     - Ric, DL2VFR will be active as OH1/DL2VFR from Reposaari Island (EU-
         173) on 23-25 July,  IOTA Contest included.  Afterwards  he will be
         active as  OH73ELK (26-30 July)  and  OH9/DL2VFR (2-3 August)  from
         mainland Finland,  as OH6/DL2VFR  (4-5 August) from  IOTA group EU-
         101, and as  OH2/DL2VFR (6-8 August) from  IOTA group EU-097.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
OX     - Bo, OZ1DJJ  will be active again as OX3LX from Tasiilaq Island (NA-
         151) between 28 July and 14 August. His main focus will be on 6 and
         4 metres, with some activity on the HF bands. He will be 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 during  the
         weekends. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS or direct to OZ0J.
SV     - A large team will be active as  SX8T from  Amoliani Island (EU-174)
         on 23-26 July,  including an entry in the IOTA Contest.  QSL direct
         to SV2CLJ. [TNX NG3K]
SV/A   - Monk Iakovos,  SV2RSG/A  has been active from  Mount Athos since 22
         July,  and reportedly will  be QRV  for the next few days.  He will
         operate  SSB and CW mostly on  40, 30 and 20 metres.  QSL direct to
UA0    - Look for R3RRC/0  (QSL via RZ3EC),  as well as  R0MR/p, R3BY/0  and
         RU5D/0, to be active from  Furugel'ma Island (AS-066) from  31 July
         to 4 August. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 40-10m.
XE     - Once again special callsign 4A2MAX will be activated on 1-31 August
         in remembrance of  St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe.  Activity will be on
         80-6 metres SSB, CW and digital modes.  Born in 1894,  Father Kolbe
         (SP3RN) was killed on  14 August 1941  at Auschwitz.  QSL via LoTW,
         eQSL, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to N5MEX.  More information can be
         found on https://www.qrz.com/db/4a2max.
ZC4    - Phil, M7CBK is currently operating as ZC4CBK from the  UK Sovereign
         Base Area of Akrotiri on Cyprus (AS-004) and plans to be QRV  "on a
         regular basis until October". He operates mainly FT4 and FT8 on  20
         metres. QSL via EB7DX.

IOTA CONTEST ---> The IOTA Contest will be held on  24-25 July  (12.00-12.00
UTC) on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m CW and/or SSB.  Complete details can be found
on the RSGB Contest Committee's website:
The following stations are expected to be active during  the contest weekend
from qualifying islands. For lastest additions please give a look at the an-
nounced operations list maintained by Bill, NG3K:

Ref.No.     Call/Ops    Island               QSL VIA
AF-014      CR3DX       Madeira              OM2VL
AF-014      CT9/DL5CW   Madeira              DL5CW
AF-018      IH9YMC      Pantelleria          LoTW
AF-050      5T5PA/p     Arguin               PA5X
AS-014      A44M        Masirah              LoTW
AS-018      RA0FF       Sakhalin             LoTW
AS-025      RI0FWA      Kunashir             RZ3FW
AS-043      JE1GDY      Hachijo              JE1GDY
AS-066      R0LS/p      Reyneke              
AS-066      R0MZ/p      Reyneke              
AS-066      RC5A/0      Reyneke              
AS-066      RU0LL/p     Reyneke              
AS-066      RW0LZ/p     Reyneke              
AS-080      D70EXPO     Pukkyongnyolbi       LoTW/DS3BBC
AS-100      4X100AI     Akhziv               LoTW/4X6ZM
AS-135      B4T         Kaishan              BA4TB
AS-136      BH4TQX      Chongming            BH4TQX
AS-150      BG4OP       Lingshan             BI4IIZ
AS-200      JI3DST/5    Shodo                Club Log
EU-002      OH0X        Aland                OH2TA
EU-005      MM1E        Great Britain        LoTW
EU-008      GM7A        Skye                 LoTW
EU-010      GM7V        Benbecula            N3SL
EU-011      M0PWL       Scilly               LoTW
EU-013      GJ8A        Jersey               G3XSV
EU-015      SV9FBG      Crete                LoTW
EU-015      SV9RNG      Crete                LZ1YE
EU-016      9A0CI       Vis                  bureau
EU-016      9A8DV       Drvenik Veli         IK6VXO
EU-018      OY1CT       Faroe                OY1CT
EU-025      IR9K        Sicily               IT9DSZ
EU-025      IT9RZU      Sicily               LoTW
EU-034      ES0IA       Kassaar              LoTW
EU-034      ES6JP/0     Hiiumaa              YL2GM
EU-034      ES6TZ/0     Hiiumaa              YL2GN
EU-039      F/ON1BN/p   Chausey              ON1BN
EU-039      F/ON6EF/p   Chausey              ON6EF
EU-042      DG5LAC/p    Hooge                DG5LAC
EU-052      SV8CS       Zakynthos            LoTW
EU-054      IF9A        Favignana            IT9ATF
EU-055      LA4C        Feoy                 LoTW/LA4C
EU-057      DA2W        Ruegen               bureau
EU-057      DD2CW       Ruegen               bureau
EU-057      DL5KUD      Ruegen               Club Log
EU-063      JW0W        Prins Karls Forland  LoTW/M0OXO
EU-064      TM1N        Noirmoutier          F4GYM
EU-075      SV8GGI      Salamina             SV8GGI
EU-080      ED1BP       Arosa                EA1BP
EU-088      5P6G        Laeso                DD5ZZ
EU-088      5Q5M        Laeso                ON6QR
EU-090      9A21A       Vela Palagruza       S58MU
EU-092      GM5DX       Summer Isles         EB7DX
EU-107      TM7P        Petite               F4FET
EU-111      MM8C        Ceann Ear            Club Log
EU-114      MP5A        Alderney             G3TXF
EU-120      G4ALE/p     Wight                G4ALE
EU-121      EJ1E        Bere                 EI5KF
EU-123      GM7M        Arran                G4ZVB
EU-125      OV5N        Romo                 DM5JBN
EU-129      DK1A        Usedom               DK1A
EU-130      II3Y        S. M. di Barbana     M0OXO
EU-131      IQ3ME/p     Pellestrina          IQ3ME
EU-132      SN0RX       Wolin                SP8BXL
EU-132      SQ6NEJ      Wolin                SQ6NEJ
EU-133      RA1ZZ/p     Kotlin               RA1ZZ
EU-133      RA3AV/p     Kotlin               RA1ZZ
EU-136      9A/DL3NCI   Ilovik               DL3NCI
EU-146      PA/DL1KVN/p Tiengemeten          Club Log
EU-146      PA/OQ4T     Schouwen Duiveland   ON4TO
EU-146      PI4AMF/p    Schouwen-Duiveland   PA3EYC
EU-147      R1BET/p     Yakostrov            R1BET
EU-147      R1MJ/p      Yakostrov            R1MJ
EU-171      OZ9V/p      Fur                      
EU-172      5Q5CW       Hjarno               DL5CW
EU-172      OV7X        Hjarno               DL2JRM
EU-172      OZ/DJ4MF    Hjarno               DJ4MF
EU-173      OH1/DL2VFR  Reposaari            DL2VFR
EU-173      OH9A        Lampaluoto           OH1NOA
EU-174      SV8/LZ2K    Amoliani             LZ1QN
EU-174      SW8YA       Thassos              HA1YA
EU-174      SX8T        Amoliani             SV2CLJ
EU-179      UR1G        Kalanchatskyi        UR8GX
EU-185      RU6DX/p     Sudzhuk              RU6DX
NA-036      VE7JH       Vancouver            VE7JH
NA-040      NL0H        St Lawrence          M0OXO
NA-067      W4MY        Harkers              W4MY
NA-110      K4QQG       Hilton Head          LoTW
NA-137      K1IMI       Bailey               N4CW
NA-168      KS4YT/p     Grand Isle           KS4YT
NA-168      KV4T/p      Grand Isle           KV4T
OC-021      YB0ECT      Java                 W2FB
SA-012      YV7MAY      Margarita            EA8MU
The IOTA SWL Contest was picked up by the Radioascolto SWL Club  and used to
run in parallel with the IOTA Contest. It has been discontinued owing to the
death of the Contest Manager Dan Rolla (I1-12387/IW1QLA), who passed away in
November 2020.

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NL0H ---> Henry, NL0H  "is preparing to be active  for the next few days in-
cluding during the  RSGB IOTA Contest  from  St. Lawrence Island  (NA-040)",
M0OXO reports.  "He has been trying to set up a 10-80  end fed at the top of
the mountain, his main obstacle on the island. Although low to the ground to
the south, on the north side it is 500ft above the water. He is not sure how
good it will work but he is hopeful it will make  a significant improvement.
He has been hearing good sigs from VK on 80m, EU on 15m and also VU and Asia
on 17m". During the IOTA Contest  Henry will be QRV on 80, 40, 20 and 15 me-
tres, with a focus on 40 and 20m.  "His only anticipated problem is how long
his batteries will work for".

QSL BX3AX/2 ---> Those who still need a QSL card for this operation, carried
out in early October 2014 from Juhua Island (AS-151), can send their request
to EA5GL, either direct or via the bureau. [TNX VE3LYC]

QSL IG9OSC & ID9OSC ---> Dario, IT9ZZO  has processed and mailed  all direct
requests for IG9OSC (AF-019, May 2021), as well as for  ID9OSC (EU-017, Sep-
tember 2020).  The remaining QSOs  will be confirmed  automatically  via the
bureau;  neither your bureau card nor the use of Club Log's OQRS are needed.

RI0FM: POSTPONED ---> "Due to the illness of some of the members", the 15-31
July RI0FM operation  from  Moneron Island (AS-149)  [425DXN 1574]  has been
postponed  tentatively  until sometime in August.  Bookmark https://ri0fm.ru
for updates.

SU1SK PIRATED ---> Said Kamel, SU1SK,  President of the  Egyptian Radio Ama-
teurs Society (ERASD), reports that his callsign has been repeatedly pirated
on FT8 over the past few days: 10 July (17m), 17 July (30m),  18 July (10m),
19 July (20m).  The new QSL route for the  genuine SU1SK  is via JH1AT  (di-
rect). aid has no PayPal account;  he uploads his log to eQSL,  but does not
use LoTW.

VK9HR: CANCELLED ---> "After months of negotiations with the new  Management
Authority",  the  3-13 November  VK9HR  operation from  the  Willis  Islands
[425DXN 1555]  has been cancelled.  "A combination of new rules  banning the
installation  of any structures  on the islands by  the new authority  along
with the fact that COVID has now spread to four Australian states meant that
going ahead was not going to be possible".


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3W1T, 7Q7RU, A25RU, C31CT, C6AGU,
C92RU,  E51WL (OC-082),  EP2HAM,  HC2AO,  HI1IDT (NA-122),  HK7AAG,  JD1BMH,
JX2US,  KH0/KC0W,  NL0H,  R207RRC,  RI0Q (AS-152), SV2RSG/A,  SV5AZP,  TO1K,


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