425 DX News #1527

8 August 2020 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1527

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

CE - Radio Club Eternautas (CE3ETR) will operate special callsign CB33M
from 5 August to 13 October. Look for activity on 80, 40, 30, 20,
15 and 10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. This operation commemo-
rates the tenth anniversary of the Copiapo mining accident, when 33
miners were rescued after being trapped 700 metres underground in a
copper-gold mine in the Atacama Desert for 69 days. QSL via CE3ETR.
F - The Radio Club du Val d'Issole (F8KGH) will be active as TM76DP on
8-22 August to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the landing
operation ("Debarquement de Provence") of the Allied invasion of
Provence during World War II (15 August 1944). They will operate
SSB, CW and digital modes on 80-6 metres. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.
[TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
F - A German team (DJ5KX, DJ8EI, DK5OPA, DL1DCT, DL5KA and DL8KR) will
be active again as TM0BSM from the lighthouse at Berck-sur-Mer,
France on 20-23 August. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
on 80-10 metres, and they also plan some activity on the QO-100
Geostationary satellite. QSL via DK5OPA.
F - The Radio Club de Cestas and the Radio Club du Bassin d'Arcachon
will operate two special callsigns to mark the 100th anniversary of
the Bordeaux-La Fayette radio station, inaugurated in 1920 and at
that time the most powerful in the world. TM100LY (QSL via F6KUQ)
will be active on 21-24 August, 26-27 September, 23-25 October, 6-8
November and 18-20 December; TM1LY (QSL via F5KAY) will be active
on 21-23 August, 18-20 September, 17-18 October, 21-22 November and
18-20 December.
F - Francis ON8AZ, Luc ON7KZ, Tim ON5HC and Kurt ON5DZ will be active
as TM2U from Ile Saint Marcouf (EU-081) on 23-28 August. They will
operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-6 metres. Logsearch on Club
Log and QSL via ON8AZ. See https://www.eu081.be/ for more informa-
HK - The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications has
granted a special callsign for the Liga Colombiana de Radioaficio-
nados to celebrate its 87th anniversary. Look for 5K87LR to be
active on all bands and modes until 30 August. QSL via LoTW only.
IS0 - Gil, IZ2DLV will be active holiday style as IS0/IZ2DLV from Sardi-
nia (EU-024) on 10-28 August. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on
60-10 metres. QSL via home call; he will upload his log to Club Log
and LoTW.
JA - Kenji, JA4GXS will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Kasado Island
(AS-117) on 22 August, between 7 and 22 UTC. He will operate CW,
SSB and FT8 on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via home call.
[TNX DX World]
LA - Holger, DH3RN and Benny, DH7RG will be active as LA/DH3RN and
LA/DH7RG from Bomlo Island (EU-055) on 14-24 August. They will
operate SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 80-10 metres. QSL LA/DH3RN via DH3RN
(bureau preferred); QSL LA/DH7RG via Club Log's OQRS (preferred),
or via home call (direct or bureau).
SP - Special callsigns 3Z1920PS, HF1920PS, SN1920PS, SO1920PS, SP1920PS
and SQ1920PS will be activated from 15 August to 15 September to
commemorate the centenary of the second Silesian Uprising (19-25
August 1920). The Silesian Uprisings ("Powstania Slaskie") were a
series of three conflicts in Upper Silesia from 1919 to 1921 in
which Poles and Polish Silesians sought to break away from Germany
and join the new Polish Republic, founded after World War I. See
https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ps1920/index.php for information about
the certificate that will be available.
SV - Pol, SV1AHH and George, SV1GGF will be active as SX1AFM on 1-30
September, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Hellenic
Air Force History Museum. They will operate all modes on 80-6m. A
certificate will be available, see https://www.qrz.com/db/SX1AFM
for information.
XE - 6E6E is a special callsign for Ramon, XE1KK to use until the end of
the year. He operates mostly FT8/FT4 on 160-6 metres, with planned
participation in the CQ WW DX SSB and possibly other contests. QSL
via LoTW only. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZL7 - Stuart, ZL3STU has moved to the Chatham Islands (OC-038) on a per-
manent basis, and is now active as ZL7STU. He operates FT8 and SSB
on 80-6 metres. The QSL route for both ZL7STU and ZL3STU is via
M0OXO's OQRS (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/); the QSL cards are cur-
rently being printed and will be available in a few weeks.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The July 2020 issue is now available for download
at http://www.425dxn.org/index.php. [TNX IZ3EBA]

AUSTRALIA: 2x1 CALLSIGNS ---> The Australian Communications and Media Au-
thority (ACMA) has approved the issue of 2x1 callsigns with VJ, VK and VL
prefixes. These callsigns are to be used for contest operation only (any
local or international contest), and will be available to Advanced class
licencees only (individual or club). Moreover, Australian amateur radio
operators are no longer forced to change callsign when they upgrade to a
higher level of licence or move to a different part of the country.

KG4MA ---> Miguel, W1SRR expected to be stationed at Guantanamo Bay for nine
months [425DXN 1517], but his "assignment has changed, and he will not be
activating KG4MA at this time". [TNX The Daily DX]

NCDXF NEWSLETTER ---> The Northern California DX Foundation's Summer 2020
Newsletter is now available at https://www.ncdxf.org/pages/newsletter.html.
It includes articles on VP8PJ (South Orkney Islands, February-March 2020)
and ZK3A (Tokelau, September-October 2019).

WW DIGI DX CONTEST ---> The second edition of the World Wide Digi DX Contest
("WW Digi") will take place on 29-30 August (from 12:00:00 UTC to 11:59:59
UTC). The objective is for amateurs around the world to contact as many
other amateurs in as many Maidenhead Grid Fields (used for multipliers on
each band) and Grid Squares (used in the exchange and for determining QSO
points) as possible using the FT4 and FT8 modes on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and
10 metres. See https://ww-digi.com/ for complete information. WW Digi is a
collaboration between the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) and
the Slovenia Contest Club (SCC).

XR0YSP ---> The Polish team which was expected to be active from Easter
Island on 15-30 September [425DXN 1507] has had to postpone the DXpedition
until sometime next year, as all flights to the island have been cancelled
until further notice. Bookmark http://xr0ysp.dxing.pl/ for updates.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 4J3DJ, 4U1UN, 4U2STAYHOME, 5H3UA
(AF-032), 5W0H, 6F3A (NA-153), 8R1/AG6UT, 9G5AR, 9N7AM, AM95WARD, CB0Z
(SA-101), CP6/DK7PE, E44CC, E44RU, GB13COL, HB0WR, J68HZ, J73WA, KD7WPJ (NA-
144), KG4NE, LA7XK (EU-061), LY175Z, MD2C, OL19YOTA, OM7M, OQ1HOPE, PZ5RA,
R2020LS, RI0B (AS-068), RW2F, SU9VB, T6A, T6AA, TA0/R7AL (AS-115), TI9A (NA-
012), TN/UA9FGR, TO7D (NA-102), VP8HDM, VR2XAN, XR2YOTA, XR8RRC (SA-032),


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