3 September 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
4U1ITU - Chris, PA2CHR and Lins, PA3CMC will be active from 4U1ITU, the
International Amateur Radio Club's station at the ITU HQ in Geneva
(https://life.itu.int/radioclub/), on 13-16 September. As it will
be an EME activity, they will be QRV from 18 to 6 UTC, with JT65B
as their preferred mode on 144 MHZ, and probably Q65-60B on 432
MHz. The ITU building where the club station is located is due to
undergo a complete renovation, so this will be the last 4U1ITU
activity for at least 6-7 years. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or
direct to IARC, P.O. Box 6, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
4W - Satoshi, 4W/JH2EUV has been active again from Dili, Timor Leste
(OC-148) since early August, and will remain there until 20 Septem-
ber. He operates FT8 on 20, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via LoTW, or
home call (bureau).
5R - Gerben PG5M, Erno DK2AMM, Guenter DL2AWG and Ron PA3EWP will be
active as 5R8CG, 5R8MM, 5R8WG and 5R8WP, respectively, from Nosy Be
(AF-057), Madagascar on 11-22 October. They will operate CW, SSB,
RTTY and FT8 on 160-6 metres with two stations. QSL 5R8CG via Club
Log's OQRS or via PG5M; QSL 5R8MM, 5R8WG and 5R8WP via Club Log's
OQRS or via DL2AWG. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW "later".
5W - "After four months of careful planning", the February 2023 5W0DX
operation from Samoa [425DXN 1630] has been cancelled "due to unex-
pected, unforeseen reason", Pista, HA5AO (https://www.ha5ao.com/)
CN - Michel, F5LRL has had to cancel his trip to Morocco. He expected to
be QRV as CN2DX from 28 August to 9 September [425DXN 1634]
CT9 - Jorge CT1BOL, Jose CT1DSV, Antonio CT1ENV, Ricardo CT3KN, and Jose
CT3MD will be active as CR3SI from Selvagem Grande (AF-047) on 21-
25 September. Plans are to operate CW, SSB and FT8. The Reserva Na-
tural das Ilhas Selvagens was created in 1971, and DXCC wise counts
for Madeira. QSl via CT1DSV.
DL - In August 1922, the US Department of the Navy successfully tested
printing telegraphy between an airplane and a ground radio station
- radioteletype was born. Celebrating RTTY's 100th anniversary, the
Interest Group RTTY (https://www.ig-ry.de/) will be active as
DR100RY from 26 August until 31 December. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club
Log, or via the bureau.
F - Thomas, DL1ASA will be active as F/DL1ASA/p during a 3-week holiday
trip. He will be QRV from mainland France, as well as from three
IOTA groups: EU-039 (Ile de Chausey) on 5 September for a couple of
days, EU-048 (Ile de Groix or Belle Ile en Mer) on 9 or 10 Septem-
ber, and EU-064 (Ile de Noirmoutier) on 13 September for a couple
of days. QSL via the bureau to home call. [TNX DX Newsletter]
G - Nigel, M0NJW and Lee, M0YDG will be active as GB1SAK on 2-4 Septem-
ber during the St. Anne's Kite Festival. Plans are to operate SSB
and hopefully some CW and FT8 on various bands. QSL via M0OXO's
OQRS. This special event station will run from the beach using long
wires supported by a kite.
HB9 - In 1847, Switzerland's first train ran from Zurich to Baden. Cele-
brating the 175th anniversary of the Swiss Railways, special call-
sign HB175RAIL will be active from 1 September to 31 October. QSL
via LoTW. A number of certificates will be available, see
https://www.qrz.com/db/HB175RAIL for information.
HK0_sa - Daniel LU9FHF (5J0DX), Pablo LU7MT (5K0C), Jose Luis LU1FM (5K0T)
and Alejandro LU8YD (5K0YD) will be active from San Andres Island
(NA-033) on 16-25 September. They will operate SSB, FT8, FT4 and CW
on 160-6 metres; also planned are FM satellites. QSL 5J0DX direct
to LU9FHF; QSL 5K0C via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL; QSL 5K0T
direct to LU1FM; QSL 5K0YD direct to IK2DUW.
I - The IP1X team (I1NVU, I1WXY, IK1CJO, IK1NEG, IK1QBT, IU1JCZ) will
be active again from Gallinara Island (EU-083) during the daylight
hours on 10-11 September, with 17-18 September as backup dates in
case of bad weather. They will run two stations on CW, SSB and
digital modes. QSL via IU1JCZ, direct or bureau. [TNX IK1QBT]
I - II7ML is the special callsign for ARI Molfetta (IQ7ML) to celebrate
their 25th anniversary on 19-25 September. Electronic QSLs and
certificates will be emailed, see https://www.qrz.com/db/II7ML for
information. [TNX IK7XNA]
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ expects to be back to the weather station on Minami
Torishima (OC-073) on 15 September, his QSL manager reports. He
will remain there for about three months, and will be active as
JG8NQJ/JD1 in his limited spare time. He operates mainly CW. QSL
via JA8CJY (direct), JG8NQJ (bureau) and LoTW.
JD1_oga- Nobu, JA0JHQ (https://pandasan.jimdofree.com/) will be active again
as JD1BOW from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara on 3-5 September,
with main activity during the All Asian DX SSB Contest. QSL via
LoTW, via the bureau to JD1BOW, or direct to JA0JHQ.
P2 - Rolf, DL7VEE and other ten operators (DG2RON, DJ7TO, DJ9KH, DJ9RR,
DK3CG, DL1KWK, DL2RNS, DL4SVA, DL6KAC and DL7JOM) will be active as
P29RO from Loloata Island (OC-240), Papua New Guinea from 25 Octo-
ber to 10 November. They plan to be QRV 24/7 on 160-6 metres CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H) with four well equipped stations. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS (direct and bureau), or via DL4SVA (direct and bu-
reau), and eventually LoTW. QSLling instructions and other informa-
tion can be found on https://p29ro.mydx.de/.
PJ2 - Frank, PH2M will be active holiday style as PJ2/PH2M from Curacao
(SA-099) on 10-25 September. He will operate mainly FT8 on 60-6m.
QSL via LoTW, or via home call.
PY - Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Brazil's independence from
Portugal (7 September 1822), the Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de
Radio Emissao's HQ will be operating special callsign PV200BR on 1-
30 September. QSL via PY2KP. Information about the Worked Indepen-
dence Day Award can be found at https://www.labre.org.br/wid/. Ad-
ditionally, LABRE SP (PY2AA) will be active as ZZ2OO during the
same time frame.
TF - Look for Steve TF/K4EU, Tom TF/K4NMR and George TF/K5KG to be QRV
from Iceland (EU-021) on 6-20 September. The trip was originally
planned for the SAC CW, which has been cancelled. The team, howev-
er, will be working in various other contests to be held during
that time frame.
T7 - Members of the ARRSM Radio Club will operate special event station
T71GP on 3-4 September in celebration of the San Marino and Rimini
Riviera Grand Prix, part of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship. QSL
direct to T70A.
T8 - Members of the Western Washington DX Club (namely K5EM, N7JP,
N7QT, N9ADG and WA7CPA) will be active as T88WA from Koror (OC-
009), Palau on 2-14 November. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on
160-6 metres . QSL via M0URX's OQRS (https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/,
preferred), or direct to his mailing address. Bureau cards will not
be provided. See https://www.qrz.com/db/T88WA for band plan and
V2 - Bud, AA3B will be active again as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) on 7-
15 September. He will operate mainly CW in his spare time. QSL via
LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or via home call (direct and bureau).
[TNX The Daily DX]
VQ9 - Steve, WB4GHY will be active as VQ9SC from Diego Garcia (AF-006),
Chagos Islands between approximately 16 September and 16 November.
In his spare time he will operate FT8 and SSB on 160-10 metres. His
FT8 band plan is on https://www.qrz.com/db/VQ9SC. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS, or direct to WB2REM. [TNX DX World]
W - Look for Don K6ZO, and Brian WV8BNM to be active as W1N (SSB) and
N1N (CW and FT8) from Nantucket Island (NA-046) on 1-7 September.
QSL via LoTW or via K6ZO. [TNX DX World]
W - Commemorating the 21st anniversary of 9/11, WA2NYC will be active
on 11-12 September on or around 28450, 21350, 14340 and 7238 kHz.
QSL via LoTW, or direct to WA2NYC.
ZL - Mike, VE6TC is active as ZL4/VE6TC from Stewart Island (OC-203)
until early October. He is QRV "most days between around 3 and 8
UTC" on 20 metres SSB and CW. QSL via VE6TC, direct or bureau; he
will upload his log to LoTW and eQSL when he gets back to Canada.
BALKAN TOUR ---> Henning, OZ2I (https://oz2i.dk/wp/) and Harald, OZ8X will
be visiting Bosnia Hercegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania from
11 to 23 September. They expect to be active "during most of the trip using
Different callsigns". While in Kosovo (15-17 September), Henning will
operate CW as Z68EE (QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OZ2I).
INDIAN OCEAN TOUR ---> Michal, OK1WMR will be active as FR/OK1M from Reunion
Island (AF-016) on 8-12 September, and as FH/OK1M from Mayotte (AF-027) on
13-25 September. He will operate SSB, RTTY (especially during the CQ WW DX
RTTY Contest) and maybe FT8 on 20, 15 and 10m. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS.
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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
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3Y0J: LATEST NEWS ---> "With only four months left until we go onshore
Bouvet, we approach September that will come with two major milestones for
us", the team posted on 30 August in their Press Release #11.
One major milestone is the shipping of the container from Norway that is
scheduled on 18 September. From Oslo the container will be shipped to the
Falkland Islands, where a team of local hams lead by Don, VP8ON will make
an effort to inspect the content before our arrival.
The 3Y0J team is currently busy packing all our equipment at our staging
site at Oslo airport, where we for the next few weeks will finalize the
packing of the equipment. This will end an extremely busy period for us.
We have been through 12 months of purchasing, assembling, testing, and
packing the equipment. The team has worked hard, and ultimately shipping
the container will complete this intensive period of work that will enable
us to achieve our goal to activate the rare #2 DXCC Bouvetoya. Rest
assured this is a well-planned DXpedition!
We have detailed out the logistic plan and have made a few changes. Among
the improvements are:
- We have bought yet another outboard engine enabling us to use two zodiac
boats simultaneously during beach landing to speed up the unloading of
gear. In addition, we have a 3rd spare zodiac and engine. Having a pair
of zodiacs is a great advantage to us, as we have developed a plan for
going onshore Bouvet even for a short weather window down to 2 hours.
- We have swapped the Yanmar generators with 5 kW Hyundai generators that
will enable us to run full station setup with only two out of 4 diesel
gens. It means that we are less dependent on a long duration of good
weather to achieve a good setup.
- We have carried out a risk analysis and identified 37 hazards and
assessed the risk for each hazard. Ten hazards are identified as 'high'
risk and 17 'medium', all which have been mitigated to an acceptable
residual risk level. We have prepared a plan for rationing of food and
water in case resupplies are difficult, and when we unload operators and
equipment onshore Bouvet, they will be self-sufficient for 28 days
without needing resupplies.
The second milestone for September is the payment of the third deposit for
the 'Marama' contract. This payment is a major commitment from the team
and our sponsors, individual and clubs, that we together will make this
happen. We thank each and every one of you who have contributed to pay a
share of the vessel cost to have the opportunity to work Bouvet. We still
need $70,000 to be able to go to Bouvet. If you want to see Bouvet
activated, please consider to donate.
You can follow the 3Y0J plans on the DXpedition's website and Facebook pages
CQ CONTEST POLICY: UPDATE ---> On 31 August the editors of CQ Amateur Radio
released their "Updated CQ Contest Policy Relating to Russia's Invasion of
The deadline for the September issue of CQ arrived while spirited discus-
sions were still taking place regarding possible updates to CQ's policy
regarding stations from Russia and Belarus competing in CQ contests.
Since no agreement had been reached, it was decided to retain the policy
as it had been since last spring. However, discussions continued and we
have now agreed on several minor changes to the policy that will broaden
participation in our contests while still joining with sporting federa-
tions around the world to condemn the invasion of Ukraine. The updated
policy follows, which supersedes that published in the September issue
1) Effective with the upcoming CQ WW RTTY DX Contest on September 24-25,
2022, and all CQ contests going forward, we will resume accepting Russ-
ian/Belorussian log entries as regular logs, publish their scores and
credit QSOs/points/multipliers in all related logs.
2) However, plaques will not be awarded to otherwise-eligible Russian/Be-
lorussian stations. In the event that one of these stations has the top
score in a given category, the plaque will be awarded to the top-
scoring non-Russian/Belorussian entry in that category.
3) Online certificates will not be awarded to any Russian/Belorussian
entry, either as a participant award or based on ranking.
4) CQ will identify partners with which to initiate a humanitarian program
to support the people of Ukraine. This effort will occur either in col-
laboration with current activities or be entirely new. Details of this
program will be announced as they develop.
5) Specifics of this policy are subject to future review as developments
CQ DX MARATHON POLICY: UPDATE ---> The DX Marathon had previously announced
that any QSOs with Russian or Belorussian amateurs would only count in the
2022 DX Marathon if the contacts were made before 26 March 2022.
Consistent with the updated CQ Contest policy, the following announcement
was released (https://www.dxmarathon.com/Russia-Belarus.htm):
- QSOs with those countries will count for DX Marathon credit if made before
26 March or after 23 September 2022.
- The DX Marathon will accept logs from Russian and Belorussian amateurs for
the 2022 DX Marathon, but only QSOs made before 26 March or after 23 Sep-
tember will count.
- Russian and Belorussian hams will not be eligible for Plaques or Certifi-
cates in the 2022 DX Marathon in accordance with CQ policy.
IIA ---> An Italian Islands Activity Day will take place on 10 September.
This is not a contest, just an opportunity for enjoying being QRV for island
residents (e.g. IC8TEM from Capri) and casual activators (e.g. IM0M from
QSL EL2CX ---> During the 1989-1992 period, Carl, K3RV operated from Liberia
as EL2CX. At that time, all logs were maintained in paper format. Finally,
all 22,000 QSOs have been transcribed to ADIF format and uploaded to LoTW.
Anyone wishing confirmation of these QSOs with EL2CX can use the LoTW
service. Alternatively, paper QSL cards are still available via QSL manager
W3NO. [TNX K3RV]
QSL FW1JG --- > Jean-Gabriel has been active again from Wallis Island (OC-
054) since 23 January, and expects to remain there for the foreseeable
future. He uploads his log to LoTW, Club Log and QRZ on a weekly basis, and
strongly favours paperless QSLling. As for traditional cards, he offers "two
possibilities which are deliberately dissuasive, and are only intended for
very determined and patient collectors". Requests for direct cards can be
sent via Club Log's OQRS, or mailed to
BP 60 Falaleu
Wallis and Futuna Islands
(please include USD 2,00 or EUR 5,00, and note that "mail takes at least two
months to arrive and one month to leave"). Jean-Gabriel is QRV on 40-6m
mainly SSB and FT8/FT4 ("send your grid first, not the report), plus some CW
using "a keyboard and CW skimmer (send me your report and callsign several
QSL JX/LB4MI ---> "I am now reaching the end of my stay", Helge, JX/LB4MI
says, "and have a very busy schedule before leaving Jan Mayen on 5 October.
So expect less activity on the bands". As for QSLling, those who want a
direct 'Postcard QSL' mailed from Jan Mayen post office should send their
request via Club Log's OQRS before 21 September. After that, the OQRS option
for direct cards will be disabled; Helge will re-enable it when he returns
QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 19,945 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2012-21), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas
(from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA].
QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AG, 3DA0RU, 3X2021, 5X3R,
7O/DL7ZM, 7P8RU, 9X2AW, A41ZZ, A92AA, C6ACB, D44PM, E21TMW, E51BQ, E73S,
FJ/DK6AS, FW1JG, HV0A, JD1BLY, JD1BMH, JT1CO, JX/LB4MI, P29LL, PJ4EVA,
PJ5/SP9FOW, SQ1X, T70A, T77LA, TU5PCT, V47JA, VO1AW, WM3PEN, YB1AYO, YL2GD,
Z66X, ZA/IK2RLM, ZD7BG, ZF2CH, ZF2OO.