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19 June 2021                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1572

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4K     - Special callsigns 4J880M, 4J880N, 4J880NZ,  4J880NZM,  4K880NZ  and
         4K880NZM celebrate the  880th anniversary  of the birth  of  Nizami
         Ganjavi (1141-1209),  born in  nowadays  Azerbaijan  and  generally
         considered the  greatest romantic epic poet in  Persian literature.
         See  https://www.qrz.com/db/4J880NZM  for  information   about  the
         certificate issued by the DX Club Safari (4J0SFR).
9A     - 9A1MB,  9A3DF, 9A3DX,  9A3ST,  9A4NA and  9A4WY  will be active  as
         9A10FF  from  Lastovo Island (EU-016)  on  17-24 June.  This is the
         special callsign for the  Croatian Flora Fauna ARC (9A1WFF)  to use
         throughout 2021 to celebrate its  10th anniversary  (information on
         the Anniversary Award:  http://www.9aff.sova-projekt.hr/).  QSL via
         9A2MF and LoTW.  Some of the team members will also try and be  QRV
         as homecall/p from the nearby island of Kopiste. [TNX DX World]
A3     - After being stuck in Fiji for two months  owing to  the problematic
         pandemic situation there  [425DXN 1569],  Masa, JA0RQV (A35JP)  has
         decided to return home and to cancel his trip to Tonga. He plans to
         try again "to enter Tonga in August or September  via New Zealand".
         Updates will be posted to http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv.
A9     - A91PSD is the special callsign for the  Bahrain Amateur Radio Soci-
         ety to celebrate the UN Public Service Day on  19-23 June.  QSL via
         EC6DX. Observed annually on 23 June, the United Nations Public Ser-
         vice Day  highlights  the  value and  virtue of  public service  to
         communities and development.
F      - Special callsigns  expected  to be active  for this year's  Tour de
         France include:
         TM53TDF       26 June-9 July                  QSL via F6AEW
         TM66TDF       26-30 June and 3-12 July        QSL via F6KBR
         TM84MV [*]    26 June-10 July                 QSL via F5KPO
         TM84TDF       26 June-10 July                 QSL via F5KPO
         [*] the suffix stands  for the  legendary  Mont Ventoux,  which the
         cyclists will climb twice (!) during the 11th stage on 7 July.
HB0    - Loick, HB9HBY will be active again as HB0/HB9HBY from Liechtenstein
         from 30 June to 4 July.  He will operate CW, SSB and  FT8/FT4.  QSL
         via EB7DX. See https://www.facebook.com/hb9hby for updates.
J2     - Jerome "Jeje" Legras, F8FKJ is active as J20EE from  Djibouti until
         mid-July. He operates CW. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. [TNX DX World]
JA     - 8J1ME (eastern Japan)  and  8J3ME (western Japan)  celebrate on all
         bands and modes  the  55th anniversary of  the  Mitsubishi Electric
         Amateur Radio Club between 1 June and 31 December. All QSOs will be
         confirmed automatically via the bureau,  neither LoTW nor eQSL will
         be used.
LU     - Radio Club QRM Belgrano  (LU4AAO,  LU4AAO/A and  LU4AAO/D)  will be
         active  on  19-27 June  to  celebrate  Argentine Flag Day. Look for
         activity on all bands SSB, FT8, CW and SSTV.  Special award and QSL
         are available, see http://lu4aao.org/cert_dia_de_la_bandera.htm for
         information. [TNX LU4AAO]
S9     - The Czech DXpedition Group  (OK1BOA, OK1CRM, OK1FCJ, OK1GK , OK2ZA,
         OK2ZC,  OK2ZI  and  OK6DJ)  will be active as  S9OK  from  Sao Tome
         (AF-023) between 2 and 16 October.  They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY
         and FT8 on 160-6 metres,  with a focus on the low bands.  Depending
         on Internet availability,  they will be using  Club Log Live Stream
         (https://clublog.org/livestream/s9ok).  QSL  via  Club  Log's  OQRS
         (preferred), LoTW, or via OK6DJ.
W      - Oleh, KD7WPJ will be active again  from  Santa Rosa Island (NA-144)
         on 19-21 June. He will operate CW, FT8 and SSB on 40-6 metres.  QSL
         via home call. [TNX DX World]
W      - Alex, AK4AM will be active as  AK4AM/p from  Atlantic Beach,  Bogue
         Banks (NA-112)  from  26 June to 3 July.  He will operate  SSB only
         with a focus on 80, 40 and 20 metres. QSL via LoTW.
ZD7    - Gerard, G3WIP  will be working  as a doctor on  St. Helena  from 21
         June to 30 September,  and has  plans  to be QRV  in his spare time
         (callsign TBA).

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                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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3Y0J: CANCELLED ---> Team Co-Leaders Paul Ewing, N6PSE  and  Kenneth Opskar,
LA7GIA announced on 13 June that the  2023 DXpedition to  Bouvet Island  has
been cancelled.  "The global pandemic  has impacted the  expedition  charter
vessel business very hard; this includes the venerable RV 'Braveheart' which
has provided outstanding  safety  and  service  to many DXpeditions.  As you
know, we had signed a contract with 'Braveheart' for 3Y0J.
Today, we were informed  that 'Braveheart' will be sold.  As a result, Nigel
Jolly will no longer be associated with the ship, our contract with the ship
has been cancelled and our deposit  will be refunded.  This is a very disap-
pointing development to all involved.
At this time, we are cancelling the 3Y0J Dxpedition.  We have ceased accept-
ing donations and  we will begin refunding  100% of the donations  using the
same method they were received, i.e.  PayPal,  cash  or check.  This process
will take several weeks to sort out, so please be patient.
We wish to thank our team  for putting their  trust in us.  We wish to thank
all of the donors and sponsors that gave generously to this project. We will
continue to research other ships and  possibly find  another suitable vessel
for a future project".
"Some ask us why don't we just  charter another ship",  N6PSE  posted to the
3Y0J's Facebook group on 14 June.  "That seems logical,  however we have not
found another ship that is both suitable and affordable. 'Cdt Fourcault' and
'Hanse Explorer' both charge over  $1 million USD  for a charter  to Bouvet.
That is well beyond what a DXpedition can manage.  We have the desire to go,
we lack an affordable ship that is capable".

QSL VIA SM6WYN ---> Ulrika, SM6WYN has taken over the QSL management for the
operations previously handled by her late father Nils, SM6CAS. These include
- 3D2CU and 3D2CT (Conway Reef 1995)
- T31T, T31K and T31YL (Central Kiribati 1999)
- T32MI, T32SI, T32CI and T32VI (OC-279, OC-280, OC-281 and OC-282, 2010)
- T33KK and T33CS (Banaba 1994)
- TF4/SM6CAS (EU-168, 1995)
- V63CS (OC-012, OC-078 and OC-180, 1993)
- ZK3CW, ZK3DX and ZK3YL (Tokelau 1999)
Niels "was also the QSL manager  for Mats, SM7PKK,  for example 5X1Z and his
Pacific tour call signs in  1988-1990.  I'll now be the QSL manager  for all
callsigns listed above, as well as my father's Swedish callsigns SM6CAS  and
SK6PJ". QSL to Ulrika Persson, Stoppstalle 648, SE-296 33 Ahus, Sweden. [TNX
DX World]

YOTA CONTEST 2021 ---> Organized by the IARU R1 Youth Working Group  in  co-
operation with the  Hungarian Amateur Radio Society (MRASZ),  the newly born
YOTA Contest's aim is to increase youngsters activity on the air, strengthen
the reputation of the YOTA programme and  demonstrate support for youngsters
across the world. Owing to "unforeseen date collisions", the second round of
YOTA Contest 2021 has been postponed from the previously announced date  (17
July)  to  18 July,  1000-2159  UTC.  See  https://ham-yota.com/contest  for
complete rules, claimed scores, etc. [TNX IARU Region 1]

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                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3D2TS       M0OXO       EN7P        UT1PG       P40P        W5AJ
4J880M      4J3DJ  [d]  FS4WBS      IZ1MHY      PA375KL     PC2F
4J880M      RA4AAT [b]  GB75ISWL    G6XOU       PF20EURO    PA0RDY
4K6MAR      DC9RI       GU3NDX/p    GU4YOX      PJ4BZL      M0URX
4K880NZM    4K4K        HC1KX       EA5GL       PJ4EVA      M0URX
4L1PJ       N4GNR       HC3RJ       EC5R        R21EURO     R1II
4O7CC       UA4CC       HC5LM       HC5VF       R21RUS      RQ7L
5B4AAB      G8CLY       HC6IM       EC5R        R90KFF      R1NU
5P2UEFA     OZ1ACB      HF1CHO      SP1KZE      RO21RU      RQ7L
5Z4BU       EA5GL       HG83BTND    HA5GY       RT21RU      RQ7L
6W1TA       F5PRU       HI3AA       EB7DX       RU21RU      RQ7L
6Y5HM       EA5GL       HI3MRV      EA5GL       RW21RU      RQ7L
7X3WPL      7X3DL       HI3Y        EB7DX       S79KW       N4GNR
8P6RY       KU9C        HI8JSG      RW6HS       SA6G/7      SM6CUK
9G1SD       AB0GC       HI95RCD     RW6HS       SN80EJG     SP5EJG
9G5AR       N4GNR       HK3X        M0OXO       TM01ISS     F5KBD
9K2BS       EC6DX       HP3SS       AC2OV       TM100SHT    F6KOH
9K2OF       EC6DX       HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      TM1PAR      F5RRZ
9K2OW       EC6DX       II0CAR      IK0XFD      TM21EURO    F4GFE
A61DD       EA7FTR      II0MMI      IW0BTN      TM25TL      F5KMY
A65BP       UA6MF       II1MMI      IK1YRA      TM400JF     F4DTO
A71VV       M0OXO       II2MM       IQ2CF       TM57COV     F-11734
A92EE       EC6DX       II2MMI      I2QIL       TO11A       F6HMQ
AP2HA       JA1WIO      II3TDD      IQ3DD       TT8SN       DL9USA
AP2IN       IK2DUW      IO0MMI      IM0SDX      UE16FA      R1AU
AP2SD       EA5ZD       IO9MMI      IT9MRM      UE1FA       RV1CC
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       IR0MMI      IZ0XZD      VE2CSI      M0URX
CN8DEM      EA7FTR      IR5MMI      IK5AEQ      VE3VACCINE  VE3ES
CO8LY       EA7ADH      IR7MMI      IZ7LOW      VK0PD       EB7DX
DB59FIRAC   DL8DWL      JD1BLY      JI5RPT      VP2ETE      W3HNK
DP0GVN      DL5EBE      JU100DX     JT1CH       XT2AW       M0OXO
DR165TESLA  DK8ZZ       KL7FBI      AA0NN       XV9HEU      EA5GL
DR60ANT     DL2VFR      KP3H        EB7DX       YB1JYL/7    EA5GL
ED7EFS      EA7URS      NP2AR       EB7DX       YB8QT       IK2DUW
EH5SUB      EA5GVJ      NP4TX       EB7DX       YB8UTI      YB3MM
EH7FCM      EA7URM      OH0SCA/2    KO8SCA      YC5NDR      EA5GL
EJ5HTB      IZ3GNG      OJ0C        OH3JR       YI1WWA      IK2DUW
EM30UU      US7UU       OL50DJ      OK6DJ       YL/ES6TZ    YL2GN
EM7EFF      UR7EY       OR40NOL     ON6NL       YR6MUSEUM   YO6KNE
EM7U        UR7UT       OS7XT       ON7XT       YT165TESLA  YU1MM
EN30UKR     UT4ULP      OZ2SPACE    OZ1ACB      YW200BC     YV4KW

DL21EURO Andreas Christian Salder, Senner Hellweg 77a, 33659 Bielefeld,
         Germany
K4D      Bruce D. Brady, 208 Mount Tabor Rd, Hot Springs National Park
         AR 71913, USA
KH0W     Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
MS0ORK   David Wishart, Curcum, Swannay, Orkney, KW17 2NS, United Kingdom
OX3LX    Joergen Roemming, Brandelev Stationsvej 9, 4700 Naestved, Denmark
OZ11A    Leif Nielsen, Stenhoejvej 280, 9900 Frederikshavn, Denmark
T6AA     Robert Kasca, Govejk 11C, 5281 Spodnja Idrija, Slovenia
UE2FA    Dmitry A. Sokolov, P.O. Box 13, Sertolovo, Leningradskaya obl.,
         188655, Russia
YV4KW    Juan Saer, PO Box 824033, Pembroke Pines FL 33082, USA

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