13 November 2021 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
3B8 - 3B8M will be QRV from Mauritius (AF-049) during the CQ WW DX CW
Contest (M/M category) and a few days before and after the contest
(22 November-1 December). The operating team includes G0CKV, KX7M,
M0CFW, M0SDV and W6NV. "We will bring a microphone this time",
G0CKV says, "and M0SDV might try some low-band SSB to hone his
pile-up skills and good humour, and we might possibly also do some
FT8 on the low bands". QSL 3B8M and 3B8HA via LoTW and M0OXO's
OQRS; QSL 3B8/KX7M via F5CWU's OQRS (http://www.f5cwu.net/oqrs/)
and hopefully LoTW; QSL 3B8/M0SDV via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS; QSL
3B8/M0CFW via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS or via home call; QSL 3B8/W6NV
via home call.
5H - Vladimir, OK2WX will be active as 5H3WX from Zanzibar (AF-032) from
10 November to 3 December. He will operate CW and SSB on 80-10m.
QSL direct to HA3JB.
E7 - Celebrating Statehood Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina (25 November),
special callsign E7BOSNIA will be active from the ancient royal
cities of Bobovac, Visoko and Jajce on 14-28 November. QSL via the
bureau. See https://www.qrz.com/db/E7BOSNIA for more information.
FS - John K9EL, Paul K9NU, Bob W9AP, Mike W9MK and Marco FS4WBS will be
active as TO9W from Saint Martin (NA-105) on 1-10 December, includ-
ing an entry in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (3-5 December). They
will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and some RTTY with three stations. "The
team's primary focus will be on 160, 80 and 40 metres during hours
of darkness", they say, but "we will also operate 30 through 6
depending on openings". QSL TO9W via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS (pre-
ferred), or via W9ILY. See http://www.k9el.com/TO9W/TO9W.htm for
more information, including the link to the TO9W Facebook page that
will be used for photos and real time updates during the operation.
FJ - Dario, KP4DO will be active as FJ/KP4DO from St. Barthelemy (NA-
146) on 19-24 November. He will be QRV mainly on 20 metres, but
also 40, 17 and 10m "as propagation permits". QSL direct to KP4DO.
G - Chris, G4LDS will be active as GB4LDM on 20-28 November. The spe-
cial callsign is for Lancashire Day, held on 27 November to commem-
orate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to
attend the Parliament of England. QSL via G4LDS, direct or bureau.
GM - On 12 December 1921 the very first personal message transmitted
over the Atlantic from amateur to amateur was received in Scotland
by Paul Godley (2ZE), who had travelled to the UK as the represen-
tative of the ARRL. The successful transatlantic tests of 1921 were
a milestone that heralded the dawn of two-way international amateur
radio communication. In celebration of this historic centenary, the
Crocodile Rock Amateur Group, based near Ardrossan (Scotland), will
be active as GB1002ZE and GB2ZE on 1-26 December. More information
can be found on https://www.transatlantic.org.uk/.
HR - Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from Copan, Honduras
from 8 December to 5 April 2022. He will operate CW, SSB and digi-
tal modes on the HF bands. QSL via F6AJA (direct or bureau); log-
search on http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php. [TNX Les Nouvelles
I - Special callsign II6MI will be in use between 20 November and 20
December for the centenary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
(Milite Ignoto), which contains the remains of an unidentified
soldier killed during World War I. QSL via eQSL. More information
can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/II6MI.
JA - Look for JA4DND/4 and JR4OZR/4 to be active from the Oki Islands
(AS-041) on 12-16 November. They will operate FT8, CW and SSB on
80-10 metres. QSLs via LoTW, or direct only to JA4DND. [TNX The
JA - Look for JI3DST/5, JR8YLY/5 and JR8YLY/p (FT8) to be active again
from Shodo Island (AS-200) from 26 November to 2 December (but the
operation might be extended to 9 December). The QSOs will be
uploaded to Club Log and made available for Club Log Matching on
the IOTA website. [TNX DX World]
P4 - John, W2GD will be active again as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) on 22-
30 November. Main activity will be during the CQ WW DX CW Contest;
outside the contest he will be QRV on 30, 17 and 12 metres as time
permits. QSL via LoTW, or direct only to N2MM. [TNX NG3K]
PJ4 - Look for PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/KU8E to be active from Bonaire (SA-006)
from 24 November to 1 December. They will participate in the CQ WW
DX CW Contest as PJ4A. QSL PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/KU8E and PJ4A via K4BAI.
TG - Dwight, VE7BV will be active again as TG9BBV from Guatemala on 14-
28 November. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and FT8, on
40-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, or via VE7BV (direct and bureau). [TNX
The Daily DX]
VE - Also celebrating 100 Years of Transatlantic Amateur Communications,
the York Region Amateur Radio Club will be active as CF3BP between
13 November and 12 December. 3BP was the callsign of Edward Rogers
Sr., who was the first Canadian amateur to successfully transmit a
transatlantic radio signal from Newmarket (Ontario) to Androssan,
VP8_ant- Sebastian, SQ1SGB expects to be active again as VP8/SQ1SGB from
Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica (AN-016) between early De-
cember and 31 January 2022. He will be QRV mainly on 40 metres SSB
and FT8. QSL via EB7DX. [TNX The Daily DX]
VU - Datta, VU2DSI will be active once again as AU2JCB from 19 November
to 14 December to commemorate the birthdate (30 November 1858) of
Indian physicist and radio pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose. Look for
activity on 3710, 7040, 7150, 14210, 14250, 14310, 21235, 21310,
21350, 28490, 28510, 28545, 29700, 50800 and 51500 kHz. QSL direct
to home call.
AFRICAN TOUR ---> Don, N6ZO (who has been active again as 7Q6M from Malawi
since 27 October) will be QRV as D60AB from the Comoro Islands (AF-007) on
12-14 November and again on 22-29 November, including participation in the
CQ WW DX CW Contest. In between he will go to Mayotte (AF-027) and be active
as FH/K6ZO on 15-22 November. He will operate CW and SSB. QSLs via home
call. [TNX The Daily DX]
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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
Access to the main functions of www.425dxn.org is provided by the 425DXN App
for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!
425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The October 2021 issue is available for download
at https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA]
C5B ---> Operated by F4AHV, F5NVF and F5RAV, C5B was active from the Bijol
Islands (AF-060) for about five hours on 10 November [425DXN 1592]. The
shortage of gasoline in the country prevented them from using a generator,
so they had to resort to car batteries. QSL via eQSL and LoTW only, appar-
ently paper cards will not be available for this brief operation.
NEW IRC ---> The Universal Postal Union's newest model of the International
Reply Coupon (IRC) is the "Abidjan model", valid for exchange until the end
of 2025. Designed by a 15-year-old girl from Belarus, it depicts two hands
forming the branches of a tree whose leaves are nestled with birds and whose
roots cradle the Earth. The current "Instanbul model" remains valid until 31
December 2021. Old out of date IRCs can be donated to M0OXO or M0URX, who
will use them to fund their outgoing Bureau service.
OC-247 ---> The 12-15 November multi-operator IOTA DXpedition to the Sabala-
na and Tengah Islands (OC-247) [425DXN 1592] has been postponed until March
2022 owing to adverse weather conditions as well as high transportation
RCA QSO PARTY ---> On 11 December 1921 members of the Radio Club of America
(RCA) and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) successfully transmitted
signals that spanned the Atlantic Ocean. The Radio Club of America (W2RCA)
is celebrating the centenary of the Transatlantic Test by hosting a CW and
SSB QSO Party on 13-14 November (from 12 UTC to 4 UTC). The rules can be
found on https://www.radioclubofamerica.org/transatlantic-test-centennial.
RSGB 2021 ONLINE CONVENTION ---> This year's Convention was streamed live on
9 October. Now available on the RSGB's YouTube channel, the wide range of 15
presentations includes "Club Log for Absolute Beginners" (Michael Wells,
G7VJR), "Solar Cycle 25: the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly" (Steve
Nichols, G0KYA), "Arctic IOTA DXpedition to Prins Karls Forland Island"
(Allan Batievsky, EA3HSO), "VP8PJ 2020 DXpedition to the South Orkney
Islands" (Gene Spinelli, K5GS). See https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRSGB.
TL7M & TL8AO ---> Ken, LA7GIA expected to go QRT from the Central African
Republic at 8 UTC on 12 November, earlier than planned. While all of the
TL7M QSOs were made on CW and FT8, during the last day of his stay he oper-
ated SSB as TL8AO (his old callsign from 2016). QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS, and
logsearch on Club Log.
TQSL: NEW VERSION ---> A new version (v2.5.9) of LoTW's Trusted QSL (TQSL)
has been released: http://www.arrl.org/tqsl-download. This version has new
features as well as corrections for defects found since TQSL 2.5.8 was
released. This release also includes an update to the most recent TQSL con-
figuration file. TQSL 2.5.9 can be installed to upgrade any older version.
On all three supported platforms (Windows, MacOS and Linux), installing
TQSL 2.5.9 will replace older versions of Trusted QSL while preserving your
Callsign Certificates, Station Locations, and preferences.
QSLs received direct or through managers: 4L/DL7ZM, 4U2U, 5I3B (AF-032),
5I3W (AF-032), 5T1GM (AF-050), 6O1OO, 6Y5HN, 7P8RU, 8R1AK, A25RU, A61DD,
C37NL, CO8RCP, CX1VH, D60AC, D60AD, EL2DT, HK3W, J79WTA, JW0W (EU-063),
P43A, RI1OZ (EU-153), SV2RSG/A, VE6FTP/VY0 (NA-009), XV1X, ZD7MY, ZS6MGM.