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21 August 2021                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1581

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

9M     - Several special event stations located in various  Malaysian states
         and  federal  territories  will celebrate the  64th anniversary  of
         Malaysia's independence (31 August 1957) on  26 August-1 September.
         Active from West Malaysia will be 9M64MA,  9M64MB, 9M64MC,  9M64MD,
         9M64MJ, 9M64MK, 9M64MM, 9M64MN, 9M64MP, 9M64MR, 9M64MT and  9M64MW.
         Active  from  East Malaysia  will be  9M64MQ (Sarawak)  and  9M64MS
         (Sabah). QSL via operator's instructions.
9Y     - Celebrating the 59th anniversary since  Trinidad and Tobago  gained
         independence (31 August 1962),  members of the  Trinidad and Tobago
         Amateur Radio  Society  will operate  special callsign  9Y59IND  on
         various bands  and modes  from  22 August to 12 September.  QSL via
         LoTW only.
A6     - The Emirates Amateur Radio Society  (EARS)  will host special event
         station A60EXPO on 1 September-1 October to promote Expo 2020,  the
         World Exposition that will take place in Dubai from 1 October to 31
         March 2022 (https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en). QSL via EA7FTR.
CT9    - Klaus, DJ9KM and Georg, DD8ZX will be active holiday style as  CT9/
         DJ9KM and CT9/DD8ZX from  Madeira Island (AF-014)  on 24-31 August.
         They will operate mainly FT8 and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via home
         calls (direct or bureau), or via LoTW.
D4     - Paco, EA7KNT plans to be active as D4SAL from Ilha do Sal (AF-086),
         Cape Verde  from  23 August to 5 September.  He mentions that  this
         will be a "first test visit" in view of a future DXpedition.
DL     - Look for  a team of seven  (DD2HZ, DJ7AO,  DJ7RK,  DL5KUA,  DL6HBQ,
         DL9HDA and OE7AJT) to be active as  DA0DFF from  Hallig Oland  (EU-
         042) on 20-22 August for the ILLW.  They will have one station  for
         SSB, CW and FT8,  and a station for QO-100 operations.  QSL via the
EA     - Special event callsigns  EG1SDC-EG9SDC  and  EH1SDC-EH9SDC  will be
         activated on 1-12 September to commemorate Day of Asturias and  the
         principality's  patron saint,  popularly  known as  the  Santina de
         Covadonga. This is the 37th edition of the 'SDC' special event. QSL
         for all callsigns via EA1AUM (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. See
         http://santina.dxfun.com/  for more information,  including  online
         logs and downloadable certificates.
ES     - ES30ES is the special callsign for ERAU (the Estonian Radio Amateur
         Union) to celebrate the 30th anniversary  of the  Estonian Restora-
         tion of Independence  (20 August 1991)  on  20-29 August.  All QSOs
         will be confirmed automatically via the bureau, as well as via LoTW
         and eQSL.
F      - Kurt ON5DZ,  Tim ON5HC,  Patrick ON7PQ  and  Francis ON8AZ  will be
         active as  TM3U  from  the  aint Marcouf Islands (EU-081)  from  28
         August to 3 September.  They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
         on 80-6 metres; they also plan to be  QRV on QO-100.  All QSOs will
         be uploaded to Club Log and confirmed automatically via the bureau;
         direct cards should be sent to ON8AZ.  See https://www.eu081.be for
G      - Nigel, M0NJW will be active as GB1SAK on  3-5 September  during the
         St. Anne's Kite Festival. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.  This special event
         station will run  from the beach using  a long wire  supported by a
         kite flying at a maximum of 60m above the ground.
I      - A team of five (IK1WVR, IU1IEK, IU5GBQ, IZ1CTE and IZ1JOE)  will be
         active as IP1T from Isola del Tino (EU-083) on 21-22 August for the
         International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. They will be QRV from 7
         UTC to 15.30 UTC,  as they are  not  permitted  to overnight on the
         island. QSL via I1ANP, bureau preferred.
I      - Members of ARI San Benedetto del Tronto, IQ6SB will be active  from
         the lighthouse of the same name on 21-22 August for the ILLW.  They
         will  operate  SSB, CW  and possibly RTTY.  QSL via  the bureau  or
         direct to IK6XEJ.
J5     - Owing to a change  in the flight schedules , the new dates for  the
         DXpedition to Bubaque Island (AF-020),  Guinea Bissau [425DXN 1571]
         are 9-22 October. Six operators (Franco I1FQH, Tony I2PJA,  Silvano
         I2YSB, Vinicio IK2CIO, Angelo IK2CKR  and  Stefano IK2HKT)  will be
         active as  J5T (CW, SSB and RTTY) and  J5HKT (FT8) on  160-6 metres
         with four stations.  QSL via I2YSB (http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline/
         for logsearch and OQRS for direct cards).
KL     - Fred, KB4DMQ will be back to Shemya Island (NA-037) on 8 September,
         and expects  to remain there  for  two full months.  He intends  to
         operate again  as KL7FBI,  this time on  40 and 20 metres SSB.  QSL
         direct to Fred R. Anderson, 918 Abeto St NE, Palm Bay FL 32905, USA
         [TNX VE3LYC]
LZ     - LZ23ARDF is the special callsign celebrating the 23rd IARU Region 1
         ARDF Championships and  the 4th IARU World Youth ARDF Championships
         (https://ardf2021.eu/),  to be  held on  28 August-3 September  and
         hosted by the Bulgarian Federation of  Radio Amateurs.  QSL via the
OH0    - SP1EG,  SP1F,  SP1IVL,  SP1VAX,  SP1Z and SQ1WO  will be active  as
         OH0KRF from the Aland Islands (EU-002) on  23-29 August.  They will
         operate SSB, CW, FT8, FT4 and RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL via SP1KRF.
OJ0    - Joseph, OG7D will be active as  OJ0D from  Market Reef (EU-053)  on
         25-28 August.  This will be  mainly a  QO-100  satellite operation,
         maybe with some HF SSB. QSL via LoTW, or direct to OG7D. [TNX NG3K]
OZ     - Members of the OZ4EDR club station will be active again  as  OZ4HAM
         from  Hammeren Lighthouse on  Bornholm Island (EU-030)  during  the
         International Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend.  QSL via the bureau or
PJ4    - Look for PJ4BAR, the recently founded Bonaire Amateur Radioclub, to
         be QRV from  "the seafront at Sorobon beach",  Bonaire (SA-006)  on
         27-29 August. QSL via M0URX.
SV     - Members of the Cyclades Amateur Radio Association (SZ8ERS)  will be
         active as SZ8G  from  the lighthouse on  Gaiduronisi,  Syros Island
         (EU-067) on 21-22 August.  They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 mainly
         on 40, 20 and 15 metres. QSL via LoTW, Club Log, eQSL.
UA     - Special callsign  R1530IG  will be active on  20-30 August  for the
         anniversary of the  birth of  Ivan IV  (25 August 1530),  aka "Ivan
         Groznyj" (Ivan the Terrible),  the first tsar of all Rus'.  QSL via
UA     - Look for Aleksandr, UA3DLD/1  to be active from  Bolshoy Solovetsky
         (EU-066) on 7-10 September.  He will operate CW and SSB during  his
         morning and evening hours. QSL via home call.
UR     - Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Independence Day of Ukraine
         (24 August) and the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Amateur Radio
         League (21 December), a large number of special callsigns (EM30LRU,
         will be active from   20 August to 31 December.  QSL via operator's
         instructions. See https://www.qrz.com/db/EM30DUARL for  information
         about the "UARL-30" Award.
W      - Matt, AF2F  will be active again  as AF2F/W4  from  Hatteras Island
         (NA-067) from 23 August to 4 September.  He will operate CW and FT8
         on the HF bands, and Q65 on 6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. [TNX
         DX World]

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The July 2021 issue is now available  for download
at https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA]

A35GC & E6AM ---> Originally  scheduled  for  September-November 2020,  then
postponed to October-November 2021 [425DXN 1530],  this expedition  has been
bumped again - tentatively to October 2022,  or  "when the Covid-19 hysteria
passes and when we all start to live again normally and without any restric-
tions", Stan, LZ1GC says (http://www.c21gc.com/).

VK2FM: CANCELLED ---> The 20-22 August  VK2FM operation from  South Solitary
Island (OC-194) [425DXN 1579] has been cancelled "due to lockdown". Hopeful-
ly it will be rescheduled for ILLW 2022.


QSLs received direct  or  through managers:  7D5RI (OC-245),  7Q7RU,  A25RU,
A71CT, AA1AC (NA-031), C92RU, FY5FY, HV0A, JT1CO, K4D (NA-085),  KL7FBI (NA-
037), KT3Q/4 (NA-142), NL0H (NA-040), RI0FF (AS-025), RI0Q (AS-152), TG9ADM,


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