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14 August 2021                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1580

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

5H     - Josep, EA3BT and his wife Nuria, EA3WL will be active holiday style
         as 5I3B and 5I3W, respectively, from Zanzibar Island (AF-032), Tan-
         zania on 13-26 August.  They will operate  SSB, CW and FT8 on 40-10
         metres. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, or via EA3BT.
5X     - Elvira, IV3FSG will be active as 5X3R from Uganda from 13 August to
         2 September.  QSL via IK2DUW (direct);  the log will be uploaded to
         Club Log.
CE     - Ruben, CE6TTL will be active as  CB7C from the lighthouse at  Punta
         Corona on Chiloe Island (SA-018)  on 20-22 August.  He will operate
         SSB, C4FM and FT8 on various bands. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or direct.
CN     - Taking part in the annual Youth Day's celebrations,  members of the
         Association Royale des Radioamateurs du Maroc (ARRAM) will be using
         the special prefix 5E8 on 20-29 August. Celebrated on the birth day
         of the reigning monarch (21 August),  Youth Day is a public holiday
         that honours the contribution of the youths to the Kingdom.
DL     - Holger, DL5XAT and  Felix, DL5XL  will be active  as  DL5XAT/p  and
         DL5XL/p  from  Warder Island  (EU-128) on  14-15 August.  They will
         operate CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via LotW, or via home calls
         (bureau or direct). [TNX DL5XL]
EI     - EI3HA, EI3ISB, EI5KO, EI6FR and EI9JF will be active as EJ7NET from
         Gola Island (EU-121) on 21-25 August. They will operate CW, SSB and
         FT8 on 80-6 metres. QSL via EI6FR (direct only). [TNX DX World]
F      - Look for  Christophe, F4COO/p  to be active  from  Belle-Ile-en-Mer
         (EU-048) on  9-22 August.  He will be QRV on 80-10 metres.  QSL via
         home call.
F      - A German team  (DJ5KX, DJ8EI, DK5OPA, DL1DCT, DL5KA and DL8KR) will
         be active again as  TM0BSM  from the lighthouse  at  Berck-sur-Mer,
         France on 19-22 August. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
         on  80-10 metres. QSL via DK5OPA.
HA     - Special callsign  HG52IEC  will be active between  15 August and 30
         September for the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress that will
         take place in Budapest. QSL via eQSL only. [TNX HA5BA]
HB9    - Celebrating the 60th anniversary since the Antarctic Treaty entered
         into force, Swiss special callsign  HB60ANT  will be active between
         mid-August and 31 December. QSL via Club Log's OQRS and eQSL.
I      - Giuseppe, IK5WWA will be active as  IC8I from  Isola d'Ischia  (EU-
         031) from 31 August to 13 September. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres,
         and  will participate  in the  WAE DX SSB Contest (11-12 September)
         and the IARU Region 1 145 MHz Contest (4-5 September). [TNX IK5WWA]
JA     - Look for Kenji, JA4GXS/4 to be active  from  Kasado Island (AS-117)
         on 21 August from 7 to 22 UTC.  He will operate CW, SSB and FT8  on
         40, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  [TNX DX
         World]
J6     - Bill K9HZ  will be active again as  J68HZ  from  St. Lucia (NA-108)
         between 21 August and 8 November. He operates FT8, CW and SSB.  QSL
         via LoTW (preferred), eQSL, or direct to K9HZ;  he will also upload
         his log to Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
JD1_oga- Tony, JH1FFW will be active again as JD1/JH1FFW  from Ogasawara  on
         21-25 August.  He will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-6 metres.  QSL via
         the bureau, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX DX World]
OJ0    - Pasi, OH3WS will be active as  OJ0WS from  Market Reef  (EU-053) on
         21-28 August. He will operate CW only. QSL via the bureau to OH3WS.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - Celebrating  the  XVI Paralympic Games  to be held  in Tokyo,  Mor,
         PT7ZT will be active as  ZW16ZT from  14 August to 5 September.  He
         will operate  SSB  and  digital modes.  QSL via LoTW,  or direct to
         PT7ZT.
SM     - Kjell, SM4DDS will be active  again  as  7S5A  from  Stora Alo/Boko
         Island (EU-177) on 11-14 August. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on
         80-6 metres.  QSL via  Club Log's  OQRS,  LoTW,  or  via  home call
         (direct or bureau). [TNX SM4DDS]
UA     - Special event station  R1221NN  will be active on  14-29 August  to
         celebrate the  800th anniversary  of the city  of  Nizhny Novgorod.
         Formerly known as Gorky (1932-1990),  it is the  sixth-largest city
         in Russia. QSL via RJ3T.
W      - Members of the  Old Barney ARC will be  active  as  N2OB  from 'Old
         Barney', the Barnegat Lighthouse on  Long Beach Island (NA-111)  on
         21 August, from  about 13 UTC to 21 UTC.  They will operate SSB and
         FT8 on 40 and 20m. QSL via N2OO's OQRS (https://www.oqrs.net/n2oo/)
         or direct to N2OO.

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

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BOUVET NOVEMBER 2022 ---> The following  Press Release #4  was published  on
the DXpedition's new website (https://www.3y0j.no/) on 8 August:
  "The 3Y0J team are delighted to inform about our continued effort to acti-
vate Bouvet Island.  After cancellation of the  previous attempt  due to the
ill-fated sale of the vessel 'Braveheart'  we decided to continue the effort
and search for a suitable and affordable vessel.
  Today we announce that we have signed a contract with an expedition vessel
with a proven track record and  experienced polar crew that  will take us to
Bouvet in November 2022. The vessel is 'Marama'  and is fully booked for the
2021/2022 season. The cost is significantly reduced compared to our previous
'Braveheart' charter. With the signing of the vessel contract  we will start
fundraising immediately.  On this journey to Bouvet we have assembled a team
of 12 operators  and  we plan to spend  20 days  around Bouvet.  The QTH  at
Bouvetoya will be  Cape Fie at the South East  part of the island,  the only
feasible part where a DXpedition can safely setup the camp  on rocky ground,
we will not set camp on the glacier. We will have a wide area of  150x800 ft
to setup the camp and the antenna farm.
  Back in April 2020 we started our effort to activate Bouvetoya -  a Norwe-
gian DXCC in South Atlantic Ocean and  also known as the world's most remote
island.  In close co-operation with NPI  [Norwegian Polar Institute]  we re-
ceived  the needed permits in  September 2020  to activate Bouvetoya,  which
also included a helicopter permit.  We also together with NPI researched and
was  provided photos that  showed a beach landing was possible.  In November
2020  we were approached  by  Intrepid-DX Group  and  we joined our efforts.
After the sale of 'Braveheart'  in June we informed  Intrepid  that we would
continue our effort to activate Bouvetoya and  search for a suitable and af-
fordable vessel.  Last week we were ready  to launch the vessel news  to the
team members.  As we sent out  this information  it was leaked  to  Intrepid
group which caused Intrepid in a hurry to send out a press release  the fol-
lowing day that they would go to Bouvet.  The act of the team member came as
a big surprise to us,  the same did  the announcement from  Intrepid as they
were informed we would continue the project.
  As of today  we  still hold  the only valid  amateur  radio  team  license
specifically issued for the purpose  of activating  Bouvet (3Y0J).  With the
NPI permits, the license,  the signed vessel contract  and a  new expedition
vessel we're ready to move forward.  The team of 12 operators will fund much
of the budget but we also need the global  DX Community  to support our mis-
sion and help us make this  important activation of the  #2 most wanted DXCC
Entity. It is only through this kind of support that we can achieve our mis-
sion of making 120,000 contacts or more from Bouvet in November 2022.  With-
out support there will be no activation.
  In closing, we especially wish to thank our many  Foundations,  Clubs  and
Individual donors.  Without this kind of support, operations  to the world's
rarest entities would not be possible".
The  3Y0J  team  includes  Ken LA7GIA (Co-Leader),  Rune LA7THA (Co-Leader),
Erwann LB1QI (Co-Leader),  Mike AB5EB, Axel DL6KVA, Laci HA0NAR, Bill KO7SS,
Adrian KO8SCA, Gjermund LB5GI,  Dima RA9USU  and  Sandro VE7NY;  the twelfth
operator will be announced in due course.  The Facebook group  for  the 2022
DXpedition can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/3093983840726129.

BOUVET 2023: CANCELLED ---> On 13 August  Paul Ewing, N6PSE  posted the fol-
lowing announcement to https://www.facebook.com/groups/3y0jbouvet2023/:
"Dear DX Community,
we  now find ourselves  the #3 team  in line  to go to  Bouvet.  This recent
development is not comfortable for us so we are now re-examining the Top Ten
most wanted DXCC entities  with a plan to redirect our efforts to an activa-
tion that will be most beneficial for everyone.
We are now closing our plans to visit Bouvet,  however we plan to activate a
different rare and much needed entity in January/February 2023.  That is now
our focus.
Watch for more updates on this exciting new project.
We wish our former 3Y0J Teammates a safe and productive journey to Bouvet.
Thank you,
The Intrepid-DX Group"

ILLW ---> The 24th annual International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend  will
take place from 00.01 UTC  on  21  August  until  24.00  UTC  on  the  22nd.
Complete information on this popular event, including a  list  of  announced
participating stations, can be found at https://illw.net/.

RDA CONTEST ---> The Russian Districts Award Contest will take place on  21-
22 August,  from 8 UTC to  8 UTC.  See http://rdaward.org/rdac1.htm  for the
rules. RDA logs will be uploaded to the Auto Credit Server (https://mydx.eu)
for chasers to gain their certificates.

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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
===================================================================
3D2TS       M0OXO       ER90FA      RN3RQ       R20RTP      R1NI
3V8SS       LX1NO       ES90FA      RN3RQ       R20RTRN     R7AA
4J8FTDM     DC9RI       EV90FA      RN3RQ       R20RTT      RN3RC
4K8FTDM     DC9RI       EX0DX       HB9DUR      R390I       RK9CR
4O4T        YU1FW       EX8NR       RW6HS       R3RRC/0     RZ3EC
4U1WB       KK4HD       FK8CE       N4GNR       R650KG      RW3X
4X100AI     4X6ZM       FK8GU       EA5GL       R88WFR      RN3YN
4X90FA      RN3RQ       FK8HA       K3IRV       RA3NAN/0    RZ3EC
5Z4BU       EA5GL       GB0DMC      DJ6OI       RA90FA      RV1CC
7S5A        SM4DDS      GB75ISWL    G6XOU       RC3P/1      RM2P
8B1FTDM     OE6VIE      HC1KX       EA5GL       RC90FA      RN3RQ
9A5ZTT      NX4TT       HC6IM       EC5R        RD90FA      RN3RQ
9G5AF       EA5GL       HG20MW      HA2KDR      RK90FA      RN3RQ
9J2BO       EA5GL       HI95RCD     RW6HS       RL90FA      RN3RQ
9J2BS       EA5GL       HK0/HK3X    JH1AJT      RM90FA      RN3RQ
9J2RD       IZ8CCW      HL76V       6K0MF       RN90FA      RN3RQ
A60CH/2     EA7FTR      HP3SS       AC2OV       RO90FA      RN3RQ
A60CH/5     EA7FTR      HZ1CY       A61BK       RQ90FA      RN3RQ
A71AM       M0OXO       HZ1TT       A61BK       RT80NT      RZ5D
A91FTDMC    EC6DX       HZ1XB       IZ8CLM      RT90FA      RN3RQ
A91IYD      EC6DX       HZ8FTDMC    HZ1SAR      RU90FA      RN3RQ
CE2SV       N7RO        II2FTDM     IK2EKO      RW90FA      RN3RQ
CN22NIL     RW6HS       II3FTDM     IK2DUW      RY90FA      RN3RQ
CN22PG      EA7FTR      II4DANT     IK4UQE      RZ90FA      RN3RQ
CN2GA       F4HGA       II4MWS      IQ4FE       SN73FGP     SP7FGP
CO6HZ       EA5ZD       II8FTDM     IK8YFU      SP10POW     SP3POW
CO7HNS      RW6HS       IR7ZA       IQ7DV       SP120KSW    SP3POB
CO8RCP      EA7FTR      K1M         KC1LKO      TI5/N3KS    M0URX
CS2CAT      CT7AOV      KP2BH       EB7DX       TM17FFF     F4GFE
D44PM       IZ4DPV      KP3G        EB7DX       TM1EPO      F1EOY
DK80ZUSE    DL5DSM      KP4EIT      EA5GL       TM24H       F6KFI
DU3JH       W3HNK       KP4ZZ       EB7DX       TM8FTDM     F1ULQ
E51AAO      ZL1AAO      LM0POMOR    LB9LG       TY5AB       EC6DX
EA6/EI6DX   RA3R        LR8FTDMC    F1ULQ       UN90FA      RN3RQ
EA8/N2TA    RN3RQ       LX8FTDM     LX1TI       UT/N2TA     RN3RQ
EM30L       UR6LF       LZ363ER     LZ1KCP      V51LZ       EA5GL
EM30LUA     UR6LF       OC200U      OA4O        VP2ETE      W3HNK
EM60KTS     IK2DUW      OD5KU       EB7DX       VP6MW       W0VTT
EM65QAE     UR6QS       OE21FTDMC   OE4KSF      VP9EE       OZ2I
EM90AFA     RN3RQ       OH0R        OH2PM       W0L         RN3RQ
EM90BFA     RN3RQ       PA100ETM    PE1RDP      YL3FTDM     YL3GBC
EM90IFA     RN3RQ       PF21FTDMC   PH2M        YT165TESLA  YU1MM
EM90QFA     RN3RQ       PY7ZC       HB9OCR      Z3FTDMC     OE6VIE
EM9WFF/p    EA5EL       R109WWS     RV3YR       ZD7GB       G3WIP
EO30UKR     UR4UWA      R1961GT     RA4CEO      ZF2PG       K8PGJ
EO30W       UR5WQ       R20RTA      R7AA        ZL6FTDMC    F1ULQ
EP2C        EA5GL       R20RTM      R7AA        ZY2FTDMC    PP2CS

4A2MAX   Jose de Jesus Lopez Villalobos, 5914 San Bernardo Ave, Ste 4-135,
         Laredo TX 78041-2506, USA
6E0D     Alejandro Valdez Osorio, Apdo Postal 3-13, Col. La Era,
         76151 Queretaro QRO, Mexico
EG5VCE   Manolo Sanchez Perez, Apartado Postal 173, 03660 Novelda (Alicante)
         Spain
FR8TZ    Fabrice Brassier, 10 rue de Chanlat, 63190 Moissat, France
FR8UA    Fabrice Brassier, 10 rue de Chanlat, 63190 Moissat, France
G3WIP    Gerard V. Bulger, Flat C21, Herbal Hill Gardens, 9 Herbal Hill,
         London, EC1R 5XB, United Kingdom
LX21P    LARU, B.P. 85, L-9201 Diekirch, Luxembourg
PC20SAIL Rob Dijkstra, Het Breed 921, 1025 JG Amsterdam, Netherlands
RA1ALA   Mikhail B. Lipin, Novokolomyazhsky prospekt 11-630, Sankt-Peterburg
         197375, Russia
TA2IJ    Soyhan Erim, Strada Putul de Piatra nr.5 Apt 5, 010669 Bucharest,
         Romania
TM54TDL  Stephane Dumaine, 9 La Lande de Lachaud, 87150 Champagnac la
         Riviere, France
W9IMS    Indianapolis Motor Speedway ARC, P.O. Box 30954, Indianapolis
         IN 46230, USA

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