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2 October 2021                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1587

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B8    - Nobby, G0VJG has cancelled his  8Q7CQ  operation  from the Maldives
         [425DXN 1585], and expects to be active as 3B8/G0VJG from Mauritius
         (AF-049) on 2-16 October instead.  He will operate SSB  and digital
         modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.
3B9    - Robert, 3B9FR,  who was QRT for a couple of years,  has been active
         again since 24 September.  A resident of Rodrigues Island (AF-017),
         he operates mainly CW,  with some  occasional SSB and FT8.  QSL via
         M0OXO's OQRS (
3D2    - Phill, 3D2TS (FK1TS) will be active as  3D2TS/p  from Rakiraki,  on
         the northern coast of Viti Levu (OC-016), Fiji on 2-4 October "as a
         test run for longer stint in November".  QSL via  M0OXO's OQRS  and
8Q     - Tommy, DL8KX will be active  holiday style as  8Q7KX  from the Mal-
         dives (AS-013) from 30 September to 11 October.  QSL via Club Log's
         OQRS (preferred), or via home call.
9A     - 9A302AA is the callsign that Tom, 9A2AA is using until 13 July 2022
         to celebrate the 30th aniversary of Croatia's independence. QSL via
CX     - Members of the Uruguay DX Group  will be active as  CW60ATS  from 1
         October to 31 December  to celebrate the  60th anniversary  of  the
         Antarctic Treaty System. QSL via CX8ABF. [TNX CX3AN]
DL     - Celebrating  DARC Ortsverband Backnang's 70th anniversary,  special
         callsign DP70BAC  will be active until the end of the year. QSL via
         DH1OK and eQSL.  Also active until  31 December  will be DM50ZVN, a
         special callsign celebrating DARC Ortsverband Schoenau's golden ju-
         bilee. QSL via the bureau.
F      - Special callsign TM44RT will be active on 3-5 October  to celebrate
         the  50th  anniversary  of the  French Army's  44th Signal Regiment
         (44eme  Regiment  de  Transmissions).  Look for activity on  the HF
         bands CW and SSB. QSL via F5KBB.
FY     - Curtis, KC5CW will be active as FY/KC5CW from French Guiana between
         8 October and 3 November. He will operate SSB, slow CW, PSK and FT8
         (Fox & Hound) on 160-6 metres.  He will upoload his log to LoTW and
         Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
GM     - Celebrating the  90th anniversary of the  Guide Dogs for the  Blind
         Association,  and hosted by the the  West of Scotland Amateur Radio
         Society's club station, GB4GDS will be active between 6 October and
         2 November. QSL via GM4DAE.
HL     - Special callsign HL30UN will be active on 1-31 October to celebrate
         the 30th anniversary since the  Republic of Korea  was admitted  to
         membership in the UN. QSL via EA5GL.
HL     - Lee, HL1IWD will be active holiday style as  HL1IWD/5 from  Saryang
         Island (AS-081) on 9-11 October. He will operate mainly CW and FT8.
         QSL via EA5GL.
I      - Special callsign II6OANT (II6 Oscar ANT) has been issued for Gianni
         I1HYW to take part in the celebrations for the 60th anniversary  of
         the Antarctic Treaty System. Look for activity from 1 October to 31
         December. QSL via home call.  A resume of the  certificates  avail-
         able for contacting the various commemorative stations can be found
IS0    - Richard, OK8WW (OM2TW) will be active  holiday style  as  IS0/OM2TW
         from Sardinia  from  23 October to 1 November.  He will operate CW,
         SSB and various digital modes on 80-10 metres, and will participate
         in the  CQ WW DX SSB Contest  in the  SOSB (80m) category.  QSL via
         LoTW or OM2FY. [TNX OK8WW]
JW     - Look for  JW7XK (QSL via LA7XK and LoTW),  JW9DL (QSL via LA9DL and
         LoTW) and JW6VM (QSL via LA6VM) to be active from Longyearbyen (EU-
         026), Svalbard  on 6-11 October.  They will participate  in the SSB
         leg  of the  Scandinavian Activity Contest  (9-10 October) as  JW5X
         (QSL via LA5X). [TNX The Daily DX]
LU     - Special callsign LO60CN will be active at various times between  21
         September and 31 December to celebrate the  60th anniversary of the
         Servicio Auxiliar  de  Radioaficionados de  la Armada (LU2CN),  the
         Auxiliary  Service of  the Argentinian  Navy  Radio  Amateurs.  See for more information.
LU     - Hernan "Capi", LU1COP will be active as LU1COP/E from Martin Garcia
         Island (SA-055) on 8-12 October.  He will operate SSB and FT8.  QSL
         via EA7FTR. See for more in-
LX     - Look for Gerard LX/PA0PIW, Gert LX/PA2LO, Maarten LX/PA3EYC, Tijmen
         LX/PA3GRM and Hans LX/PE1KWH to be active from Luxembourg on  12-19
         October.  They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on  160-6 metres.
         QSLs via the bureau to PA3EYC and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.
OJ0    - Pasi, OH3WS will be active again as OJ0WS from Market Reef (EU-053)
         on 3-9 October.  He will operate CW only  on 160 metres  and  other
         bands, "with the possibility of participating the SAC SSB".  Pasi's
         will be the last activity from Market Reef for this season. QSL via
         OH3WS. [TNX The Daily DX]
SM     - Frank, DH0JAE will be active as SM/DH0JAE from Hano Island (EU-138)
         on 2-5 October. He will operate CW and SSB on 30-17 metres. QSL via
         Club Log's OQRS, or via home call. [TNX DX Newsletter]
VE     - Alex, VE1RUS and Pierre, VE3TKB will be  active again from  VY0ERC,
         the Eureka Amateur Radio Club station located  on  Ellesmere Island
         (NA-008, CQ Zone 2) between  12 October and 22 November.  They plan
         to participate  in the  CQ WW DX SSB Contest  and  the  ARRL Sweep-
         stakes.  QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.  Updates will be posted  to  Meanwhile, prior to their departure to
         Ellesmere, they are isolating in Yellowknife (mainland Canada)  and
         hope to be on air as VE3KTB/VE8. [TNX M0OXO]
VK     - Andy, VK5MAV will be active again as VK5MAV/p  from  Granite Island
         (OC-228) next week. He will not be able to overnight on the island,
         as access is limited to daytime hours only. Look for him to operate
         CW on 20 metres on 4-5 October (approximately from 20 to 9 UTC) and
         on 5-6 October (same time). QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
W      - Oleh, KD7WPJ will be active from Santa Cruz Island (NA-144)  on 2-3
         October.  He will operate CW, FT8 and SSB on 40-10 metres.  QSL via
         home call. [TNX KD7WPJ]
W      - Special event stations N0F, N1F, N2F, N3F, N4F, N5F, N6F, N7F,  N8F
         and N9F, plus KF2IRE  and VA3FIRE (Canada)  will be active  on  4-9
         October for the Fire Prevention Week 2021. QSL cards for any of the
         FPW stations should be sent direct to  Fire Prevention Week Special
         Event, c/o Siemens Fire Safety USA,  8 Fernwood Road,  Florham Park
         NJ 07932, USA. See for more information  on the
W      - Members of the Central Arizona DX Association will operate as K7UGA
         between 15 UTC on 4 October and 7 UTC on 9 October,  and during the
         Arizona QSO Party (from 15 UTC on 9 October to 5 UTC on 10 October: The special event operation is in honour of
         the former US Senator from Arizona, onetime presidential candidate,
         and noted radio amateur Barry M. Goldwater, K7UGA (1909-1998).  QSL
         via LoTW, or direct to K7BHM.

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> John, W5JON will be active as  PJ7JA  from  Sint Maarten
(NA-105) on 18-23 October, and as PJ5/W5JON from Sint Eustatius (NA-145)  on
24 October-1 November,  including an entry in the  CQ WW DX SSB Contest.  He
will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-6 metres  from both locations.  QSLs via LoTW
or direct only to W5JON.

PACIFIC TOUR ---> Lance, W7GJ will be active as  FO/W7GJ from  Rimatara (OC-
050), Austral Islands on 15-24 October, and as TX7MB from Hiva Oa, Marquesas
Islands (OC-027) from 27 October to 7 November.  This will be a 6m EME DXpe-
dition, see for  detailed information  and
instructions. QSL direct to W7GJ and LoTW.

                         *** 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 September 2021 issue is available for download

CONWAY REEF 2021 ---> 3D2CR started operating from Conway Reef on 18 Septem-
ber at 03:41 UTC,  and went QRT  at 17:02 UTC on 25 September;  as a result,
according to Club Log's latest update,  34,579 QSOs  have been added  to the
33,830 contacts made  in 2019.  QSL direct via  Club Log's OQRS.  In case of
missing QSOs, busted calls, etc., please contact Dom (
"The reason for this activity was  full battlefield test  for one man action
using setup of  4 stations",  Dom says. It is  "possible to operate  even  6
radios and make 100,000 QSOs from places like Bouvet by 1 man", he adds. See

IARU NEWS: HF BAND PLAN REVIEW --- > The following was posted to the IARU R1
1 website  by Tom Kamp, DF5JL (Chairman,  IARU Region 1 HF Committee)  on 25
"Over the past 18 month a proposal for an  IARU HF Digital Mode  reorganiza-
tion has been undertaken by  representatives of all three IARU Regions.  The
objectives were to review the data modes usage of the Amateur Radio HF spec-
trum and propose changes that:
* reduce inter-mode conflict between dissimilar operating modes; and
* facilitate the expansion of new technologies.
In conducting the review it was realized that it was necessary to update the
manner  in which the IARU  creates its band plans.  Accordingly,  the IARU's
band planning definition  toolkit  were redefined, and  additional data mode
definition characteristics  has been added to help separate activities  that
are fundamentally incompatible within the data mode family.
With the band planning process updated,  the proposal then  revised the band
plans of all three IARU Regions,  focusing on the data sub-bands and  taking
into consideration:
* popularity and capacity requirements; and
* existing band users and inter-mode compatibility assessments.
The team also took the opportunity to harmonize the band plans  of all three
IARU Regions to the greatest extent possible of course.
The proposal is now being discussed in the relevant committees".

VP0: NEW PREFIX ALLOCATION ---> The Government of South Georgia &  the South
Sandwich Islands has announced the opening of public consultation on a draft
policy for  amateur radio licensing.  The Government's  proposed policy  in-
cludes the issuing of amateur radio callsigns with the prefix VP0,  followed
by an alphabetic character of either S or G.  The consultation process  will
end at  15 UTC on 18 October.  The draft policy and the online feedback form
are on  The
Government requests  that only those  who have a  genuine interest  in these
DXCC Entities complete the feedback form. [TNX G3WOS/VP8DBL/VP8WOS, see also]

WSJT-X 2.5.0 ---> The  WSJT  Development  Group  has announced  the  General
Availability release of  WSJT-X Version 2.5.0:  "WSJT-X  in this release  is
nearly  identical to that in WSJT-X 2.4.0. The Q65 decoder has been enhanced
to measure and compensate for linear frequency drift in Q65 signals.  In ad-
dition, the Windows installation package now  includes version 3.0 of appli-
cation MAP65 which has Q65 support to match and improve on its existing JT65
capabilities". See for
the links to the installation packages for Windows, Linux and Macintosh.

+ SILENT KEY + Dr. Thomas A. Clark, K3IO  passed away on  28 September  aged
82. A long time pioneer involved with amateur satellite development,  he was
Director Emeritus  and  President Emeritus of AMSAT.  He was a leader in the
development of the AX.25 packet radio network in the 1980s, and his pioneer-
ing work on  Software Defined Radio led to the development  of the  Software
Defined Transponder (SDX)  for satellite work.  In 2001 he was inducted into
the CQ Hall of Fame, and in 2016 the ARRL honoured him with its  President's
Award to recognize his 60 years of advancing amateur radio technology.


QSLs received direct or  through managers:  4A2L (NA-135),  4L/DL7ZM, 7Q7RU,
(NA-039), OJ0C, OM5XX, PJ4EL, R24NEW (EU-180),  RI0FF (AS-025),  RI0FWA (AS-
025), S01WS, SV2RSG/A, VP2V/K3TRM.


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