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15 August 2020                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1528

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CN     - Members of the  Association Royale des Radioamateurs du Maroc  will
         be using the special prefix  5E7 on  17-31 August  to mark the 67th
         anniversary of Revolution Day (20 August 1953).
CO     - Once again special station T45FM will be QRV from the lighthouse at
         Punta Maya on  21-23 August,  especially during  the  International
         Lighthouse  Lightship  Weekend.  Expect  activity on  80-10 metres,
         mainly digital modes. QSL via RW6HS. [TNX RW6HS]
CT     - Members of the Oeste DX Gang  will be active as  CQ0ODX/p  from the
         lighthouse of Cape Carvoeiro on 21-23 August. They will operate CW,
         SSB and FT8/FT4 on the HF bands, plus 6 and 2 metres.  QSL only via
         LoTW or Club Log's OQRS.
ES     - Look for ES0/LY5O  to be active  from a  "few Estonian lighthouses"
         located on islands in IOTA Group EU-034 on 17-19 August. QSL direct
         to home call.
F      - Chris, F5OHH and Dyd, F4ELJ will be active as TM2LW from Kerprigent
         Lighthouse  in the  French Department  of  Cotes-d'Armor (Bretagne)
         during  the  International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend  (22-23 Au-
         gust).  All QSOs  will be confirmed  automatically  via the bureau;
         direct cards via F4ELJ.
GM     - Members  of the  Na Fir Chlis Amateur Radio Club  (MS0NFC)  will be
         active as GB9UL from Ushenish Lighthouse on the  Isle of South Uist
         EU-010) during the  International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (22-
         23 August). Main activity will be on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via eQSL
         only.
I      - A group of operators from ARI Genova (IQ1GE) will be  active  again
         as II1L from La Lanterna during the International Lighthouse Light-
         ship Weekend (22-23 August).  QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, direct
         or bureau. Also QRV will be IQ4RA from the lighthouse at  Marina di
         Ravenna, with planned activity on  80, 40 and 20 metres SSB and CW,
         as well as on the  QO-100 Geostationary satellite.  QSL via the bu-
         reau or direct.
LU     - Radio Club QRM Belgrano, LU4AAO will be active on  23-29 August  to
         celebrate the 100th anniversary  of the  first regularly  scheduled
         radio transmissions  in  Argentina which began  on  27 August 1920,
         when  Wagner's  "Parsifal"  was broadcast  live  from  the  Coliseo
         Theatre  in  Buenos  Aires.   More  information  can  be  found  on
         http://lu4aao.org/cert_centenario_radiofonia.htm. [TNX LU5AG]
OJ0    - Henri, OH3JR expects to be active again as  OJ0JR from  Market Reef
         (EU-053) on 15-21 August. In his spare time he will operate CW, FT8
         and possibly SSB on 80-10 metres.  QSL via home call and  Club Log.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
OZ     - Special callsign OZ200EM will be active throughout  the rest of the
         year  to celebrate the  200th anniversary of the discovery of elec-
         tromagnetism by Hans Christian Orsted. QSL via OZ1ACB.
OZ     - Helmich, PA0HEL will be active as OV1LHH from  Hanstholm Lighthouse
         on Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-171) on  21-27 August. QSL via PA0HEL (bureau
         preferred).
OZ     - Lau OV2B, Steen OV7B and Lars OZ1FUS  will be active as OV1LH  from
         the lighthouse on  Helnaes, a satellite of  the main island of  Fyn
         (EU-172),  during  the  International Lighthouse Lightship  Weekend
         (22-23 August). They plan to operate SSB on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10  and
         6 metres.  The log will be uploaded  to LoTW and Club Log;  QSL via
         OV7B.
OZ     - Mike, DG5LAC will be active as OZ/DG5LAC  from Romo Island (EU-125)
         from 22 August  to  5 September.  He will operate SSB, FT8 and FT4.
         QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via DG5LAC.
VK     - Andy, VK5MAV plans  to be active again  as  VK5MAV/p  from  Granite
         Island (OC-228) on either  22  or  23 August,  depending on weather
         conditions. He will operate CW on 20 metres with 100 watts (battery
         powered) and a vertical antenna.  He will  not be able to overnight
         on the island, because access is limited to daytime hours only,  so
         look for him on +/- 14042 kHz  between about 00.00  and  07.00 UTC.
         QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
VR     - Special callsign  VR2HK9O  will be active  apparently  until 31 May
         2021  to celebrate the  90th anniversary  of the  Hong Kong Amateur
         Radio Transmitting Society (HARTS). QSL via VR2HK.
VU     - AT5AUG is the special callsign  used by the  West Bengal Radio Club
         on 14-16 August for the 74th Independence Day  (celebrated annually
         on 15 August, it commemorates India's independence from the  United
         Kingdom in 1947). An electronic QSL will be available, see qrz.com.
W      - John, N9EAJ will be active holiday style as N9EAJ/4 from Santa Rosa
         Island (NA-142) on 20-25 August.  He will operate SSB and CW on 40-
         15 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

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5Z4VJ & 5Z4J ---> Andy, G3AB has been active as 5Z4VJ (his newly issued per-
manent callsign) since 12 August.  QSL via LoTW or via M0URX's OQRS. A resi-
dent in Nairobi  for  the next few years,  he  has already logged  more than
50,000 QSOs as 5Z4/G3AB starting in late October 2019.
5Z4J is the callsign issued  John, ZS5J  (aka C91J, A25J and 7P8/ZS5J),  who
has been living and working in Kenya for three years now. QSL via LoTW only.

IARU NEWS: HF DIGITAL MODE BAND PLAN REVIEW ---> "Because  frequency alloca-
tions and  amateur radio operating interests vary in  different parts of the
world, the  development of band plans  -  voluntary guidelines on the use of
the spectrum that is  available to radio amateurs  -  is a responsibility of
the three  IARU regional organizations",  IARU Secretary  David Sumner, K1ZZ
posted to the website of IARU on 14 August. "Each of the three Regions has a
band planning committee  to focus  on this work.  In recent years there have
been increased efforts to bring the regional band plans into alignment wher-
ever possible.  Final approval of band plan revisions is generally given  by
the regional conferences of  IARU member-societies that are held every three
years on a rotating basis.
  This approach to band planning generally has kept pace  with the evolution
of amateur radio operating.  However, the  explosive growth in HF  (below 30
MHz) digital modes, particularly FT8, has led to  perceived overcrowding  of
HF digital mode band segments.  Accordingly, a working group has been formed
consisting of  representatives of the  three regional band planning  commit-
tees.  This is the first time the three Regions have joined together  to di-
rectly coordinate band planning efforts.
  The working group has already had  fruitful discussions  with the WSJT de-
velopment Group led by Joe Taylor, K1JT.  Additional discussions,  including
with other HF stakeholders, will be held as part of  a fundamental review of
the different  HF digital modes,  and how they  can be best categorized  and
arranged to share the limited spectrum available.
  The main aim is  to develop solutions  that reduce congestion  within very
popular mode segments  while  preventing mutual interference  between incom-
patible modes to the greatest extent possible.  While the proposed band plan
revisions will have  to be approved by member-societies in each Region,  re-
cent administrative changes mean that the changes can be implemented without
having to wait for the regional conferences.
  Amateurs are encouraged to follow progress through their IARU member Soci-
ety and  the respective  IARU websites,  all of which  can  be  reached  via
https://www.iaru.org/".

TT8RR & TT8XX ---> The Italian DXpedition Team's operation from Chad,  which
was planned to take place from 29 September to 12 October [425DXN 1505], has
been postponed  until  sometime next year,  "Covid-19 situation permitting".
Updates will be posted to http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/.

W/VE ISLANDS ---> This year's edition of the  W/VE Islands QSO Party will be
held from 12 UTC on 29 August through 03.00 UTC on the 30th (15 hours). Com-
plete information can be found on https://usislands.org/qso-party-rules/.

XU7AKU & XU7AKV ---> Tad, JA1DFK is active as either XU7AKU  and XU7AKV from
Phnom Penh, Cambodia during the next couple of years.  He operates mainly CW
and SSB,  with some digital activity.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to
JA1DXA. See http://xd487474.wp.xdomain.jp/ for more information.

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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
===================================================================
3V8CB       LX1NO       EM7EFF/p    UR7EY       OH0R        OH2PM
3W3B        E21EIC      EM9WFF      EA5EL       OH0T        OH2GEK
3Z65M72M    SP3GVX      ER4A        ER1FF       OL1941FP    OK2CME
4L1FL       EA7FTR      ER4KAA      ER1FF       OL30DXC     OK2PXJ
4L2M        EA7FTR      FK8HA       K3IRV       OL650G      OK1KM
4O7CC       UA4CC       GH5DX       EB7DX       OM0R        OM3GI
4X6FR       4X6OM       GX5DX       EB7DX       P29LL       EA7FTR
4X6TT       N4GNR       HA50KHW     HA0HW       P33W        UA3DX
4Z4AK       4Z5MU       HC2AO       RC5A        P3AA        RW3RN
5B4AMX      LZ3SM       HF0BW       SP1PBW      PA800D      PI4DEC
5B60AHO     5B4AHO      HF100BW     SP3TYJ      PE75OUW     PE1OUW
5B60AMX     LZ3SM       HI3SD       EC6DX       PI75KML     PA3DVA
5P5L        DD2ML       HI8K        W2CCW       PI75ZUT     PA2PKZ
5Z4VJ       M0URX       HL75V       6K0MF       PJ2MAN      EC5AHA
7X5ST       7X2LS       HS0ZJF      ON4AFU      PJ4A        K4BAI
9K2OW       EC6DX       HZ1DS       DJ9ZB       PJ4DX       M0URX
9M2TO       JA0DMV      HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      PJ4KY       M0URX
9V1YC       W5UE        HZ1TT       A61BK       R108WWS     RV3YR
A42K        EA5GL       IB9A        IZ2WFL      R1943KB     RW3WW
A61QQ       A61BK       II4CLT      IQ4FE       R90WDW      RZ5D
A71EM       M0OXO       IR2Q        IK2PFL      RX0L        RU0LM
A71VV       M0OXO       IR6T        IK6VXO      SM2U        SM0CXU
C31CT       EA3QS       IY6GM       IK6VXO      SN1920T     SP2TMT
C4W         5B4WN       JU85UIA     JT1CH       SN306DM     SP2PTU
CB3R        XQ3SK       JY5MM       IK2DUW      SN7Q        SP7GIQ
CE1LTL      EB7DX       KL7SB       N4GNR       SP50ENV     DL1EKO
CN21MM      CN8MM       KP2M        NZ4DX       TC3GP       YM3KCN
CN21SG      EA7FTR      LX7I        LX2A        TC3GS       YM3KCN
CN8PA       RW6HS       LZ105AJ     LZ1ZF       TF3W        TF3MH
CO7HH       RW6HS       LZ5R        LZ1YQ       TM17FFF     F4GFE
CP4BT       IK2DUW      LZ662MI     LZ1KCP      TM1CY       F5PBL
CP6CL       W3HNK       MD2C        MD0CCE      TZ4AM       W0SA
CR5MCT      CT7ABF      MX1COL      G6XOU       UN7AM       RN3RQ
CR5O        CT7AJL      OD5KU       EB7DX       UP0L        DL8KAC
CS2CAT      CT7AOV      OD5PY       KU9C        VK2IA       DK2BJ
CX2DK       EA5GL       OD5RZ       YO3FRI      VK8NSB      M0URX
CX4DI       EA5GL       OD5ZF       IZ8CLM      VY2ZM       EA7HBC
CX9AU       EA5GL       OE/HB9RB    RC3C        WP3R        W3HNK
DB100ENK    DO2PZ       OE25BKC     OE3BKC      YJ8RN       NZ4DX
DQ750KL     DL5KVV      OE25DMT     OE7DMT      YO16IPA     YO3AS
DU3LA       W3HNK       OE25XGM     OE5XGM      ZB2TT       M0URX
DU6/PE1NSQ  EA5GL       OE25XWI     OE7XWI      ZL7DX       M0OXO
E2A         E21EIC      OE25YSC     OE3YSC      ZL7STU      M0OXO
E7DX        E77E        OG70AD      OH3AD       ZM1A        ZL3CW
EA8RM       EB7DX       OH0JV       DL7RV       ZR2A/4      DM5EE

4K2GG      Alexander Y. Frolov, P.O. Box 38, Volgograd, 400066, Russia
CB33M      Radio Club Eternautas, Casilla 12096, Sucursal Quinta Normal,
           8509001 Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
EG8HKT     Radio Club Islas Canarias, Apartado Postal 178,
           San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38200 Spain
FY5KE      Jacques Mazzoni, 678 route de l'Egalite, 74290 Talloires Montmin,
           France
HG1552EGER Istvanyi Attila, Eger, Vecseyvolgy u. 83, 3300, Hungary
KH0W       Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
OG66X      Jouni Mehtomaa,  Kylmalantie 1, FI-92140 Pattijoki, Finland
OV1CDX     Frank Fendahl, Svinoevej 2, 4750 Lundby, Denmark
PC20SAIL   Rob Dijkstra, Het Breed 921, 1025 JG Amsterdam, Netherlands
TM6M       Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent,
           29830 Ploudalmezeau, France

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