425 DX News #1619

14 May 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1619

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3B8 - Fabian, DF3XY will be active holiday style as 3B8/DF3XY from Mauri-
tius (AF-049) from 21 May to 2 June. He will operate mainly FT8 on
40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
3D2/R - 3Z9DX (3D2USU), SP5ES (3D2EZ), SP5MXZ (3D2SP) and a fourth operator
TBA expect to be active as 3D2RRR from Rotuma (OC-060) in the near
future. Two of them will concentrate on CW, one on SSB, and one on
FT8 (Fox & Hound) and FT4. "Don't be surprised if you see our two
signals on the same band but different frequencies (for example
14.074 and 14.090, or 18.100 and 18.095, and so on). One operator
will operate on 3-4 stations/laptops at the same time. There is no
robot involved". See qrz.com for their planned frequencies. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS.
C5 - Gerard F5NVF, Luc F5RAV and Abdel M0NPT will be QRV again as C5C
from Kololi, The Gambia from 23 May to 10 June. They will be on 80-
6 metres CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and the QO-100 satellite. They also plan
to be active again as C5B from the Bijol Islands (AF-060): it will
be a one day operation (date TBA), indicatively from 8 to 16 UTC.
QSLs via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to F5RAV.
CY0 - The DXpedition to Sable Island (https://cy0dxpedition.net/) has
received "formal written permission", and is expected to take place
sometime in October or November (exact dates to be determined in
the next coming weeks). The team has applied for the call CY0S.
Nine operators (K4UEE, K4ZLE, K5YY, N2IEN, N2TU, W0GJ, W4DKS,
WA4DAN and WW2DX) plan to be QRV on 160-10 metres for 8-9 days.
More details will be released in due course.
D4 - Freddy, F5IRO will be active as D44RO from Sao Tiago (AF-005), Cape
Verde on 8-20 May. In his spare time, mostly during his evening
hours, he operates QRP on 40, 30 and 20 metres CW, FT8 and FT4. QSL
via home call (bureau preferred) and LoTW.
F - The Radio Club de Prix-les-Mezieres will operate special callsign
TM8ADJ on 19-28 May in memory of their friend Yves Lepicie, F8ADJ,
who passed away on 13 June 2021. QSL via F4KJP.
F - Marc, F6HQP will be active from Oleron Island (EU-032) on 20-25
May. He could also be QRV from the nearby islands of Nole (not
IOTA, DIFM AT-123) and Madame (not IOTA, DIFM AT-024). Main opera-
tions will be on 40 and 20 metres SSB. QSL via the bureau to home
call. [TNX F6AJA]
FG - Reiner, DL2AAZ will be active holiday style as TO2AS from Basse-
Terre (NA-102), Guadeloupe from 27 May to 10 June. He will operate
CW and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
FM - Gerd, DL7VOG will be active holiday style as FM/DL7VOG from Marti-
nique (NA-107) on 11-24 May. Look for him on 40, 20 and 10 metres
CW, FT8 and some RTTY on request. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW,
or via DL7VOG (bureau preferred).
FM - Marius, ON4RU will be active as FM/OQ3R from Martinique (NA-107)
from 21 May to 4 June. He will operate CW only on 160-10m, and will
participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as TO3F. QSLs direct to
FT/X - Arthur Perrin, FT4XW - an electronic engineer currently stationed
at Port-aux-Francais, Kerguelen Islands, until December [425DXN
1597] - "has found a location for his equipment and he still has to
find a place to install his inverted V". [TNX Les Nouvelles DX].
GM - Bob, W7YAQ will be active holiday style as MM/W7YAQ from the Shet-
land Islands (EU-012) on 21-30 May, including the CQ WW WPX CW
Contest. [TNX The Daily DX]
HH - Members of the Radio Club d'Haiti will be active as HH18MAI on 18-
23 May. The special callsign is for Flag Day, which commemorates
the creation of the flag of Haiti (18 May 1803). QSL via Club Log's
OQRS, or via N2OO.
HS - Champ, E21EIC and others (E20NKB, E22JTJ, E24OYI, E25KAE, E25OKO,
E29TGW, HS2KYA, HS2UPR and HS3NBR) will be active as E20AX/p from
Koh Samet (AS-107) starting around 10 UTC on 15 May until around 2
UTC on 17 May. They plan to operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 40-10 metres
(also 80m, if space permits) with two or three stations. QSL via
LoTW and E21EIC (all QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the
bureau); logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
I - The United Nations Global Service Centre ARC (4U1GSC) in Brindisi
is active as 4U29MAY until 31 May. QSL via 9A2AA. The special call-
sign promotes the International Day of UN Peacekeepers (29 May).
DXCC wise, it counts for Italy.
JA - Once again the ITU Japan Amateur Radio Club is operating special
callsign 8J1ITU until 31 May to celebrate the World Telecommunica-
tion and Information Society Day (17 May) and the creation of the
International Telecommunication Union. QSL via the bureau. Also
taking part in the celebrations are A91WTIS from Bahrain on 11-17
May (QSL via EC6DX), and HZ1WTIS from Saudi Arabia on 13-17 May
(QSL via LoTW).
OH0 - Keijo, OG5O (aka OH2OT and OG55W) and Raili, OH2HOD will be active
as OH0/OG5O and OH0/OH2HOD from Lemland (grid square KO09cx), Aland
Islands (EU-002) on 21-27 May. They will operate CW and digital
modes on various bands, 60 and 6 metres included. QSLs via LoTW and
Club Log's OQRS. [TNX NG3K]
OZ - Mike, DG5LAC will be active as OZ/DG5LAC from Romo Island (EU-125)
on 15-27 May. He will operate SSB and FT8/FT4 on the HF bands. QSL
via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call.
P4 - John, W2GD will be active as P44W from Aruba (SA-036) on 24-31
May. Main activity will be during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (28-29
May), with some spare time operations on 30, 17 and 12m outside the
contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2MM. [TNX NG3K]
T8 - T88HF, T88JH and T88SG will be active on various bands and modes
from the Palau Radio Club (https://palau-radio-club.jimdofree.com/)
on Koror Island (OC-009) on 13-17 May. QSL T88HF via JF1GHX
(direct), LoTW and eQSL; QSL T88JH via JR3QFB, LoTW, Club Log's
OQRS and eQSL; QSL T88SG via JK1SZX.
V4 - Bob, WX4G will be active again as V48A from St. Kitts (NA-104) on
24-31 May. He will operate mainly CW, FT8 and FT4, and will take
Part in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS,
eQSL, or WX4G.
V7 - Stewie, WV7MS is a newly licenced amateur who is employed as a
firefighter on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands "for the foresee-
able future" [425DXN 1614]. Previously QRV as V7/WV7MS, as of 6 May
he holds the callsign V73MS. He operates SSB on 15, 17 and 20m. QSL
via eQSL and LoTW.
W - Bruce, K5TEN will be active again as K4D from Dog Island (NA-085)
on 16-26 May. He will operate SSB, CW and FM on 40-6 metres. QSL
direct to home call.
Z6 - Bodo, DF8DX will be active as Z68QQ from Gjilan, Kosovo on 23-30
May. He will participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as Z66BCC
along with DL2JRM. QSL Z68QQ via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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4U1ITU ---> The International Amateur Radio Club's station at the ITU HQ in
Geneva, is back on the air. "The operation is real and the station will be
on the air until 3 June", Hans, PB2T reported on 11 May. "After a two year
lock down, the ITU building in Geneva is back in business. Currently a
series of meetings of Study Group 4 (satellites) and 5 (terrestrial and
amateur) Working Parties takes place.
The two year lockdown has not been good for equipment and antennas. Lots of
technical issues had/have to be solved. As it looks now (but we have to wait
and see) 4U1ITU can operate on WARC bands with dipole fixed NW/SE and use
the SteppIR on 40/20/15/10. A second radio is now being set up for 6 meters
including FT8.
This activity will most likely be the last one before the reconstruction of
the ITU building starting by the end of the year. The shack will be closed
soon for several years. It is recommended to fill empty band slots now".
QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to IARC, P.O. Box 6, 1211 Geneva 20,

YOTA CONTEST 2022 ---> The first session of this year's YOTA Contest, orga-
nized by the IARU R1 Youth Working Group in cooperation with the Hungarian
Amateur Radio Society (MRASZ), will take place on 21 May (0800-1959 UTC) on
the five classic bands CW and SSB. Everyone can work everyone. Complete
rules can be found on https://ham-yota.com/contest.

+ SILENT KEY + Franz Langer, DJ9ZB passed away on 7 May aged 80. First
licensed in 1965, he was an accomplished DXer with 340/366 and 338/346
(current/total) credited Entities in the DXCC Honor Roll Phone and CW stand-
ings, as well as 2700 DXCC Challenge points; in 1976 he gained the 5 Band
DXCC, and in 1987 the 5 Band WAZ (200 Zones).
Above all, he participated in countless DXpeditions, including VK9ZR (Mel-
lish Reef and Willis Islands 1982), FO0XX (Clipperton 1985), PY0SK & PY0SR
(St. Peter & St. Paul Rocks 1991), ET3DX & 9E2A (Ethiopia 1993), 3XA8DX
(Guinea 1997), E30GA (Eritrea 1998), 6O1Z (Somalia 1999), J5Z (Guinea-Bissau
2000), 5U7Z (Niger 2000), XR0X (San Felix 2002), 3C0V (Annobon 2003), K7C
(Kure 2005), 9U9Z (Burundi 2007), TN9Z (Congo 2007), 9X0Z (Rwanda 2008), K4M
(Midway 2009), E30FB (Eritrea 2015), E31A (Eritrea 1993, 2017, 2018 and
2019), HK0NA (Malpelo 2012), PJ7E (Sint Maarten 2010), XZ1J (Myanmar 2013),
XZ1A (Myanmar 2016), A5A (Bhutan 2016 and 2018), A50BOC (Bhutan 2019) - just
to name a few.
He also operated from Yemen (7O1A in 1996, which an unfortunate bureaucratic
setback prevented from being acceptable for DXCC credit), as well as from
the now Deleted DXCC Entities of the Yemen Arab Republic (4W1ZB in 1975),
Abu Ail (OE6XG/A in 1979 and J20/A in 1980) and Southern Sudan (PA3CXC/ST0
in 1990). In 1982 Franz was inducted into the CQ DX Hall of Fame.
A prolific author, he documented many of his DXpeditions in a series of
books (https://www.blurb.co.uk/user/9zulub), and was especially renowned for
his "DX World Guide" (four editions between 1988 and 2018). Franz was also a
founding member and President of the German DX Foundation (1996-2021), a
long time Director of the International DX Association (INDEXA), and the QSL
manager for several stations.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 5A0YL, 5H3WX, 5R8AL, 5T5PA, 5Z4PA,
6Y5HN, 6Y6Y, 8P9AN, 8Q7WM, 9N7AA, 9V1VV, CP1XRM, CP4BT, CX5UA, D2EB, E21EIC,


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