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26 June 2021                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1573

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3DA    - R7AL, RA1ZZ, RK8A, RW9JZ and OK8AU  will be active as  3DA0RU  from
         eSwatini (Swaziland) from  22 October to 7 November.  They will run
         multiple stations  on  160-10 metres  CW, SSB and FT8  (Fox & Hound
         mode). QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW, or via R7AL.  See
         https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/3da0ru for more details and updates.
DL     - Special callsign DL0SOP  will be active on  1-31 July  for the 63rd
         edition of the  Sea of Peace Award (see http://dl0sop.darc.de/  for
         full details).  QSL via Club Log's OQRS,  LoTW, eQSL,  or direct to
         DL4SVA.
EA     - Special callsign  AM1ASX  will be active on  1-30 July  for the Ano
         Santo Xacobeo 2021. QSL via EA1IQM. The Jacobean Holy Year is cele-
         brated when the feast day of St. James,  the patron saint of  Spain
         (25 July), falls on a Sunday.
ES     - Ed, ES2TT will be active as ES2TT/0  from  Saaremaa Island (EU-034)
         on 10-11 July. He will operate CW and SSB on 30-20 metres.  QSL via
         home call, direct or bureau.
I      - Special callsign II0LXXV (the suffix stands for 75 in  Roman numer-
         als) will be active from 1 July until 31 December  to celebrate the
         75th anniversary  of  ARI Roma (IQ0RM).  All QSOs will be confirmed
         automatically via the bureau.  Information on the "Roma Caput Mundi
         Award" can be found on http://www.ariroma.it/wp/?p=6357.
JA     - Taka, JA8COE will be active again as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island
         (AS-147) on 25-27 June.  He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on the  HF
         bands and 6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call.  See
         https://blog.goo.ne.jp/takaja8coe for updates.
JA     - Members of the Sendai Tuning DX Club (JH7YES)  will operate special
         callsign 8N7SPORT between 1 July and 31 October. QSL via the bureau
         or direct. They do not use LoTW.
KL     - A team of operators from the North Pole Contest Group (KL7RA)  will
         activate W1AW/KL7 from Alaska on 8-13 July, including participation
         in the IARU HF Championship (10-11 July) as HQ station representing
         ARRL. Plans are to be QRV with four stations operating from differ-
         ent  locations  (Kenai, Fairbanks/Two Rivers,  Anchorage  and  most
         likely Homer). QSL via W1AW, LoTW or Club Log. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
OJ0    - Henry, OH3JR as OJ0JR  and Pertti, OG2M as OJ0MR  will be QRV  from
         Market Reef (EU-053) from 26 June to 2 July. They will operate FT8,
         CW and SSB with a focus on 6 metres. QSL OJ0JR via LoTW, Club Log's
         OQRS,  or via OH3JR;  QSL OJ0MR via LoTW (preferred),  or direct to
         OG2M. [TNX The Daily DX]
OE     - Celebrating the 60th anniversary since the Antarctic Treaty entered
         into force, Alex, OE3DMA will be active as  OE60ANT between  1 July
         and 31 December. QSL via home call.
OZ     - Carsten, OZ4CG  from  Bornholm Island (EU-030) will be active again
         as OZ4SOP for the  Sea of Peace Award on 1-31 July.  He operates CW
         only. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL.
PY     - Fernando PS8PL,  Ronaldo PS8RV and  Paulo PU8PPH will be active  as
         ZX8F from the  Carajas National Forest  in  the  Brazilian state of
         Para on  1-4 July.  They will operate SSB and FT8 on  80-10 metres.
         QSL via PS8RV and LoTW.
SP     - Commemorating the 1980 Lublin strikes (Lubelski Lipiec) that marked
         the beginning of important socio-political changes in Poland,  spe-
         cial callsigns  3Z1980LL, HF1980LL,  SN1980LL, SO1980LL,  SP1980LL,
         SP1980LS and SQ1980LL  will be active on  1-31 July.  A certificate
         will be available,  see https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ll1980/index.php
         for information.
UA     - Special callsign R100KOMI will be active from  1 July to 30 Septem-
         ber to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the  Komi Republic, created
         on 22 August 1921  as an Autonomous Oblast.  QSL via operator's in-
         structions.
V6     - Tom, KC0W (currently stationed on Saipan  and QRV as  KH0/KC0W  and
         KH0W) will be active as V63COW from  Yap (OC-012)  "once the travel
         restriction to Micronesia is lifted".  He will operate  CW only  on
         80-6 metres. QSL direct only to KC0W and logsearch on Club Log;  he
         does not use LoTW.  Bookmark https://www.qrz.com/db/V63COW for  up-
         dates
VP2V   - Frank, K3TRM  will be active as  VP2V/K3TRM  from  Tortola, British
         Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 4-17 July. He will be QRV on 40-6 metres
         SSB, RTTY and FT8, and satellite. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or
         via home call.
W      - The following stations will be active during  the 13th  annual  "13
         Colonies Special Event", which will be held from 13 UTC on  1  July
         until 4 UTC on 8 July: K2A (New York),  K2B (Virginia),  K2C (Rhode
         Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E  (Delaware),  K2F  (Maryland),  K2G
         (Georgia),  K2H  (Massachusetts),  K2I  (New  Jersey),  K2J  (North
         Carolina),  K2K (New  Hampshire),  K2L  (South  Carolina), and  K2M
         (Pennsylvania), plus 'bonus stations' WM3PEN from Philadelphia (the
         city where the US independence was declared),  GB13COL from England
         and TM13COL from France.  Information about the award programme can
         be found on http://www.13colonies.us/.
YB     - Operated by members of ORARI Daerah Banten, IOTA station 7I1S  will
         be active from  Sangiang Island (OC-237) on 2-4 July.  Look for ac-
         tivity on various HF bands using all modes. QSL via HA3JB and LoTW.
ZD7    - ZD7GB is the callsign issued for Gerry, G3WIP [425DXN 1572]  to use
         during his stay on St. Helena Island (AF-022) until 6 September. In
         his spare time he will operate SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 40-10 metres and
         via QO-100 satellite.  "I am in the valley of Jamestown,  not ideal
         for ham radio",  he says.  "I have remoterig with me,  so might set
         the system up in a better location".

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                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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3Y0J: THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN UP --- >"Since  the  cancelation  of 3Y0J",  N6PSE
posted to the  Bouvet 2023 DXpedition's  Facebook page on 18 June,  "we have
been working closely with Nigel Jolly  to form a new plan,  with a new owner
of 'Braveheart'  and  a revised  payment plan  that enables  Nigel Jolly  to
continue managing  'Braveheart'  and will keep it available for  DXpeditions
for years to come.  We are working out the details of this plan and  hope to
have some very positive news very soon. We have not given up!"

HAM RADIO WORLD ---> For the second year in a row, Ham Radio Friedrichshafen
has been cancelled owing to the pandemic, and has been replaced by a free of
charge online event - Ham Radio World - which will take place on 25-27 June.
Ham Radio World  is  "a virtual  2D world  in your browser  which also  is a
massive  videoconferencing tool.  With your avatar you can explore Ham Radio
2021, visit stands,  meet and chat with friends in  an instant video confer-
ence. There will be also many presentations of which several will be held in
English language. The traditional  International Meeting  will take place on
26 June from 17 to 18 UTC  in room Liechtenstein".  Access to the event will
open on 25 June at 13 UTC on https://ham.darc.de/.

KL7FBI ---> Fred, KB4DMQ "is scheduled to leave Shemya (NA-037)  on 14 July,
and will continue to operate until then, in his spare time, as KL7FBI", says
Cezar, VE3LYC. "QSL cards will be available from Fred  after his return back
home, by direct request to his home address": Fred R. Anderson, 918 Abeto St
NE, Palm Bay FL 32905, USA.

M0OXO & M0URX: QSL BUREAU SERVICE ---> Both  Charles, M0OXO  and  Tim, M0URX
posted the following message to their respective websites:
"A few months ago I considered closing the Bureau option on some of my call-
signs on OQRS as the demands and costs are getting unsustainable. I actually
decided NOT to do that  and  at this current time,  all Bureau cards are now
ready to be dispatched in the next couple of weeks.
However, the global pandemic has caused  a major restriction on  air freight
worldwide which  has led to  enormous increases  in costs.  For example,  10
small packages to ARRL have increased from £14  in total to £103,  while the
parcel to Japan JARL from £50 to £160, if you multiply the increases  to all
90 IARU Bureau destinations the cost is quite a shock to bear.
I therefore had no choice but to introduce a $0.30c charge  on  Bureau cards
on OQRS to help alleviate losses in my future Bureau mailings.
I appreciate to some, this may not be very popular  but let me stress,  this
is NOT  about making money.  Applying a small charge/contribution  will go a
huge way to combat the deficit in Postage Costs to World Bureaux. Without it
the Bureau service will cease".

MAGIC BAND ---> For those  who might have missed  the excellent presentation
"Modes of Propagation on 6 Meters" by Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, the complete
program  video  is   now  available  on  the  Madison  DX  Club's   website:
http://www.madisondxclub.org/MDXC_Programs.html. [TNX W9EWZ]

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QSLs received direct  or  through managers:  4A2L  (NA-135,  February 2020),
4X4WN,  5T5PA,  5Z4VJ,  6F3A (NA-153, February 2020),  7Q7RU,  9J2BO,  A42K,
BA3AX,  CP6UA,  D73A,  ES2TT/8 (EU-178),  ET3AA,  FM5DN,  GD0TEP,   HS0YNM/p
(AS-107), JO1CRA/7 (AS-206), JX2US,  MS0INT,  RI0Q (AS-152),  RP76ON,  RW2F,
ST2NH, TI7W, TZ4AM, UA1ATD/P (EU-133), VK0PD, VP2EIH,  VP8LP, XU7AKU, YS1RS,
ZF9CW.

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