425 DX News #1495

28 December 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1495

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

8Q - Sergey, RX3AMY will be active holiday style as 8Q7BS from the
Maldives (AS-013) on 3-23 January. He will operate SSB and some CW
on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via home call.
C5 - Przemek, SP3PS will be active again as C5SP from The Gambia from
27 December to 17 January. He will operate SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via
home call and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
CE0Y - Owing to "unexpected problems" encountered upon his arrival in
Chile, Oleh KD7WPJ (UR5BCP) has had to delay his operation from
Easter Island[425DXN 1493] for a couple of days. He now expects to
be active as CE0Y/UR5BCP on 28-31 December on 40-6 metres SSB, CW,
FT8 & FT4. QSL via KD7WPJ (direct or bureau); his digital QSOs will
be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX KD7WPJ]
DL - Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Deutscher Amateur Radio
Club (the German IARU society), special callsigns DF70DARC and
DP70DARC will be active from 1 January to 31 December. QSL via the
bureau, LoTW, eQSL, or direct to DK5DC; logsearch on Club Log.
See http://www.70darc.club/ for information on the DARC 70 Award.
EX - When time permits, Andrea, HB9DUR will be active again as EX0DX
from Kyrgyzstan from 27 December to 11 January. QSL via Club Log's
OQRS, LoTW, or via home call. [TNX DX World]
FG - The Radio Club de Guadeloupe (FG4KL) will be active as TO2O from 20
UTC on 28 December until 14 UTC on 29 December. Activity will focus
on 160, 80 and 40 metres CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW and Club
Log's OQRS.
FG - Taking part in the celebrationf for the 10th anniversary of CWops
(see "Good to Know" below), Jean, FG8NY will be active as TO10CWO
from Guadeloupe (NA-102) on 17-31 January. QSL via FG8NY, direct or
FR - Roland, F8EN (TR8CR) will be active as FR/F8EN from Reunion Island
(AF-016) from 23 January to 18 February. He will operate CW only on
the HF bands. QSL via F6AJA (direct or bureau); logsearch on
G - Celebrating the New Year 2019, special event stations GB0HNY,
active from 28 December until 24 January. They are being run by
members of Denby Dale ARS. Paper QSL cards will not be issued.
HB9 - HB40HTC and HB40HC are the callsigns for the Helvetia Telegraphy
Club to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020. QSL via the bureau
and LoTW. A special activity programme - the HB Open CW Activity
(HB-OCWA) Award - will be in place throughout the year to mark the
anniversary, help activate the special callsigns and also "inspire
amateur radio operators in Switzerland and elsewhere to increase CW
activity on the HF bands. The intent of the award is to encourage
and reward them for conducting sustained CW conversations rather
than short-duration CW signal reports". See https://hb-ocwa.ch/ for
detailed information.
HC - Jon, EA1VE will be active as HC2JKT from Puna Island (SA-034),
Ecuador on 10-30 January. He will operate SSB on 40-6 metres. QSL
via home call. [TNX DX World]
HK - Once again the Liga de Radioaficionados de Manizales (HK6RM) will
be active as 5K6RM on 3-14 January for the annual Manizales Fair.
Look for activity on all bands SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via
the bureau, direct, LoTW or eQSL.
I - ARI Fidenza will use a series of special callsigns throughout 2020
to commemorate twelve major events and achievements in Guglielmo
Marconi's life:
January II4BRN Marconi's birth (1874)
February II4MLB First radio broadcast of a musical performance:
Dame Nellie Melba's song recital (1920)
March II4MCY Foundation of the first "Marconi Company" (1897)
April II4FTX First transatlantic radio signals transmission
May II4TEA First radio message between the United States
and the United Kingdom (1903)
June II4REP Rescue of the ocean liner "Republic" (1909)
July II4NBL Marconi is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
August II4CLT Inauguration of the radio station at Coltano
September II4PTN Marconi applies for his first patent (1896)
October II4LGH Marconi switches on the lights at Sydney Town
Hall from Genoa via wireless transmission (1930)
November II4RVT Inauguration of Vatican Radio (1931)
December II4MDY Marconi Day at Chicago World's Fair (1933)
QSLs via IQ4FE, bureau or direct. See http://arifidenza.hamlogs.net
for the "Marconi: Genius and Brainwave" award.
J6 - John, AI6LY will be active holiday style as J6/AI6LY from St. Lucia
(NA-108) on 4-11 January. He will operate SSB on 80-15 metres. QSL
direct to homecall; he will upload his log to Club Log and LoTW.
[TNX The Daily DX]
OE - OE1970WWL is the special callsign for Wolfgang, OE1WWL to celebrate
his golden jubilee in amateur radio during 2020. He will also
participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (28-29 March) as OE0WWL.
QSLs via OE1WWL (bureau), LoTW and eQSL.
PA - Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Operation Veritable during
World War II, special callsign PA75OV will be active throughout
2020, with a special effort on 14-16 February. QSL via PA3ETC.
See http://www.pa75ov.nl/ for detailed information about the event.
PA - Special callsign PA75VERON will be activated throughout 2020 to
celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Vereniging voor Experimenteel
Radio Onderzoek in Nederland, the Dutch IARU society. Activity will
be on 40-10 metres FT8. QSL via eQSL and LoTW only.
PY - Marcelo, PY2AE will be active as ZZ1R from Ilha dos Ratos (SA-029)
on 26-29 December. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8/FT4 on 80-10
PY - Rafael PP2OK, Edilson PU6JEL, Bob PY6TV and Esdras PY6ZK will be
active as ZW6C from Tinhare Island (SA-080) on 16-19 January. They
will operate SSB and CW on 40, 20 and 10 metres. QSL direct to
PY6TV; the logs will be uploaded to Club Log.
SP - Special callsigns 3Z90PZK, HF90PZK, SN90PZK and SP90PZK will be
Active from 1 January to 31 December 2020 to celebrate the 90th
anniversary of the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK, Poland's IARU
Society). Active during the same period will be also HF90TPAR,
HF90TPBB, HF90TPBF, HF90TPBG, HF90TPCF and HF90TPCG, whose suffixes
memorialize the callsigns of the founding members of the Lwowski
Klub Krotkofalowcow, the first amateur radio club in Poland and
forefather of PZK. QSL via operator's instructions.
UA - Special callsigns RA20NY, RC20NY, RG20NY, RK20NY, RL20NY, RM20NY,
RN20NY, RO20NY, RT20NY, RU20NY, RW20NY, RX20NY and RZ20NY will be
active from 30 December to 14 January for the "Russian New Year
2020" radio marathon organized by the Miller DX Club. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS. A number of certificates will be available, see
UA - The Russian Robinson Club will operate special event station
R200ANT between 1 January and 31 March 2020 to commemorate the
200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. QSL via RZ3EC.
The first confirmed sighting of mainland Antarctica (27 January
1820) is attributed to the Russian expedition led by Fabian
Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev, who discovered an
ice shelf at Princess Martha Coast that later became known as the
Fimbul Ice Shelf.
V4 - Fred, WB4M will be active as V4/WB4M from St. Kitts (NA-104) on 5-
11 January. He plans "to work all modes including digital". QSL via
LoTW, or direct to home call.
VP9 - Joe, WB9EAO will be active as WB9EAO/VP9 from Bermuda (NA-005) on
9-14 January. He will operate SSB and QRS CW on 160-10 metres. QSL
via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to WB9EAO.
W - Special event station W2HRU will be active on 80, 40 and 20 metres
SSB between 29 December and 4 January. QSL via N2MUN (direct or
bureau), LoTW and eQSL. The suffix stands for Ham Radio University,
"a day of education to share ideas, experiences, knowledge and
fellowship among Amateur Radio operators". The 21st annual event
will be held on 4 January in Brookville, NY. Complete information
can be found at http://hamradiouniversity.org/.

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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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CWOPS 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION --- > A large number of affiliated club
and special callsigns - the latter including DQ10CWO, DR10CWO, EG4CWO,
SM10CWO, SN10CWO, TM10CWO, TM5CWO, TM6CWO, TO10CWO (Guadeloupe), VA1CWO and
VC3CWO, as well as many 1x1 callsigns from the US - will be active between 1
and 31 January in celebration of the tenth anniversary of CWops. Activity
will be on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW. Complete information on the
award programme is on https://cwops.org/cwops-10th-anniversary-celebration/.
CWops' goal is to bring together amateur radio operators who enjoy communi-
cating by Morse Code, and to encourage the use of CW whether for contesting,
DXing or ragchewing.

DAYTON CONTEST UNIVERSITY ---> Registration is now open for 2020 Dayton
Contest University (CTU), to be held all day on 14 May at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel in Dayton, Ohio. It will be the 14th year in a row for CTU Dayton.
Complete details can be found on https://www.contestuniversity.com/.

RST SPECIAL EVENT ---> Members of the North Country DX Association (NCDXA)
will be active between 1 January and 28 February from several different
locations in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Greenland
using all NCDXA "RST" callsigns: KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RST.
QSL direct to K7ICE. See https://www.qrz.com/lookup/K7ICE for more


QSLs received direct or through managers: 4A1DX, 4S7AB, 4X4DK, 5K0K (NA-
033), 8P6SH, 8R1/AG6UT, 9H1XT, 9M4DXX, C21WW (OC-031), E44WE, FO/W6NV,
J28PJ, K5P (NA-089), KL7RRC/p (NA-210), LX7I, MD/OP2D, N5C (NA-082), OX7AXT,
PJ4K, RA1ALA/8 (AS-083), RV1CC/0 (AS-025), S01WS, S79VU, S79W, SV2RSG/A,
T30GC, T30L (OC-017), TO80SP (NA-032), TX2A, V31CC, VP5M, VU2GSM, VU7RI,
YE8XBN (OC-145), YJ0FWA (OC-035), YJ0RRC (OC-104 and OC-111), YN2CC, ZL4AS,


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