425 DX News No. 1512


25 April 2020                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1512

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****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

Owing to the ongoing and fluid nature  of the  COVID-19  situation globally,
announced  activities  might  be  cut short,  postponed,  cancelled  or even
extended at any time and without notice.

4W     – The Lagunaria DX Group’s DXpedition  to  Timor Leste  (11 October-8
November) [425DXN 1505] has been postponed  until sometime in 2021.
“The current  situation  based  on  the  Corona pandemic  makes  it
impossible to plan  anything  later  in this year”,  the team says.
“The uncertainty of  travel safety,  the not predictable impact  on
the companies we have to rely on and the current restrictions  that
prevent a solid preparation, forced us  to take this step.  We hope
that we  can see clearer  by the end of  this year  what will be in
2021”. Updates will be posted to http://timor-leste-dx.de/.
EU     – Commemorating the end  of  World War II,  special callsigns  EV75M,
EV75F, EV75K, EV75P, EV75GA, EV75GK and EV75PP  are expected  to be
active  from  Belarus  on  2-9 May.  They will participate  in  the
Memorial Pobeda-75 (see below). QSL via operator’s instructions.
G      – This year the  Poldhu Amateur Radio Club (GB2GM)  will be unable to
operate from the Marconi Centre on 25 April.  Another special call-
sign, however, will celebrate  Marconi’s birthday:  GB1GM, operated
by Cliff, G3UYN (Chairman of PARC). “No QSL”, he says.
G      – Even though  this  year’s  International Marconi Day  has been can-
cancelled, three  IMD stations  will be active from  England on  25
April to celebrate  the birth of  Guglielmo Marconi:  GB5IMD (on 2m
FM), GB6IMD (on the HF bands SSB) and GB8IMD (on the HF bands FT8).
QSLs via eQSL only, but certificates  will be available: see  “2020
Innovation  Awards”  on  the  Quantum  Amateur Radio  &  Technology
Society’s website (https://quantumtech.club/).
HL     – Special callsigns HL40GDM and D73M  will be active on  1-31 May  to
commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Gwangju Uprising (18-27 May
1980), aka the  Gwangju Democratization Movement. QSLs  via HL4CCM,
direct or bureau. In 2011, the Archives for the May 18th Democratic
Uprising  against  Military  Regime  were inscribed  to the  UNESCO
Memory of the World Register.
JA_ant – The  61st  Japanese Antarctic  Research Expedition’s  overwintering
team at the Syowa Station on East Ongul Island (AN-015), Antarctica
includes  Taka, JA1AGS and  Hiro, JH7JCX.  In their spare time they
are QRV from the 8J1RL club station,  with activity  on 40, 30, 20,
17 and 15 metres mainly FT8. They will be there until January 2021.
QSL via the bureau to 8J1RL, or direct to JG2MLI.
JA     – Special callsign 8J17CALL will be activated from  23 April until 22
April 2021 by the 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club (JS1YEY), a Tokyo based
club station that  gathers operators  with callsigns  in the  7K-7N
prefix series –  “a symbol of  the golden age  of  Japanese amateur
radio history”. The first 7K call (7K1AAA) was issued  on  23 April
1990, the last 7-Call was issued on 20 June 2003 (7N4XZZ). Over the
years some 95% of the  7K-7N stations  lost interest  in the hobby,
and  nowadays the  7-Callers  are only  17,583  out of the  402,180
Japanese amateurs.  See https://7-call.com/en for more information.
All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via  the bureau, eQSL  and
LZ     – Special callsign LZ50BFRA  will be active from  26 April  until the
end of the year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of  the Bulgarian
Federation of Radio Amateurs.  Founded on  26 April 1970,  BFRA  is
the national IARU member society. QSL via LZ1BJ (bureau).
OE     – 4U2STAYHOME is the special callsign for the  VIC Amateur Radio Con-
test DX Club (4U1A, http://www.cqdx.ru/4u1a/) to join the Stay Home
/Stay Safe campaign. This activity counts for Austria for DXCC, and
for the Vienna International Centre for the CQ DX Marathon. QSL via
UA3DX, direct or bureau.
OE     – Jo, OE4VIE will be active as OE50MHZ  (WWL JN87dc) from 1 May to 30
June.  He will operate CW, SSB  and digital modes  on 6 metres,  to
mark the  30th anniversary  of  the allocation – initially  subject
to severe restrictions – of the Magic Band  to  Austrian  amateurs.
QSL via LoTW and eQSL;  paper QSLs will be  sent automatically  via
the bureau.
UA     – A very large number of Russian stations using special  prefix  RP75
(where the letter P stands for ‘pobeda’, i.e.  ‘victory’)  will  be
active on 2-9 May to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the  end  of
World War II.  See https://pobeda.srr.ru/ for more information, in-
cluding the list of participating stations and their QSL routes.
VE     – Canadian licensees are allowed to use “special event” prefixes from
20 April to 20 June as a reminder to stay at home and  help contain
and limit  the  spread  of  COVID-19:  VA stations  can use CF,  VE
stations  can use CG,  VO stations can use CH, and  VY stations can
use CI.
W      – The  Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club  of Babylon, NY  is looking
for amateurs  in each of  New York State’s  62 counties to  operate
their  home stations under the  special event callsign  K2H  (H for
Heroes) between  1 and 31 May.  All operators will be signing  K2H/
along with  the  county  abbreviation  as used in the  New York QSO
Party (e.g.  K2H/SUF for Suffolk,  K2H/NAS for Nassau,  etc).  This
special operation is intented to  express gratitude to  the men and
women on the  front lines of the  COVID-19 pandemic.  “Confirmation
certificates” will be available,  but QSL cards will not be issued.
See https://www.qrz.com/db/k2h for more information.

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

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC —> Travel restrictions, self-isolation  and  social dis-
tancing requirements as well as  general health  and  safety issues  arising
from the coronavirus pandemic are affecting quite a number of operations and
amateur radio events, which have been postponed or cancelled:
Z68AN        Kosovo               27/04-30/04      cancelled
Z68EC        Kosovo               27/04-30/04      cancelled
ZV1C         SA-029               01/05-03/05      postponed later in 2020
8Q7KB        Maldives             04/05-12/05      cancelled
TM5IB        EU-105               16/05-23/05      cancelled
FM/OQ3R      Martinique           25/05-06/06      cancelled
TO3F         Martinique           CQ WW WPX CW     cancelled
Museum Ships Weekend              06/06-07/06      cancelled
VP2V/W9DR    British Virgin Isls  17/06-24/06      cancelled
ZA/HG2DX     Albania              21/06-03/07      cancelled
4W           Timor Leste          11/10-08/11      postponed to 2021

JAPAN: EXPANDED ACCESS TO  160 AND 80 METRES —> As of  21 April,  Japanese
amateurs have gained  new privileges on  160 and 80m. The current band plan,
as summarized on the ARRL’s website, is as follow:
1800-1810 kHz      All modes (new assignment)
1810-1825 kHz      CW only
1825-1875 kHz      All modes (as secondary service, new assignment)
1907.5-1912.5 kHz  CW and data (F1B, F1D, G1B, G1D)
3500-3520 kHz      CW only
3520-3535 kHz      CW and data (F1B, F1D, G1B, G1D)
3535-3575 kHz      CW, phone, image; data only permitted for making
contacts with non-JA amateurs
3575-3580 kHz      All modes (as secondary service, new assignment)
3599-3612 kHz      CW, phone, image, data
3662-3680 kHz      All modes (as secondary service, new assignment)
3680-3687 kHz      CW, phone, image
3702-3716 kHz      CW, phone, image
3745-3770 kHz      CW, phone, image
3791-3805 kHz      CW, phone, image

QSL EY8MM —> Reportedly  Ted, K1BV  has been hospitalized since  September
and is unable to process QSL requests.  Please refrain from mailing cards to
him until further notice,  and do  not  mail cards  to EY8MM’s home address.
Nodir uploads his log to LoTW on a regular basis.

QSL H33K —> The QSL route for the 2-13 March operation has changed “due to
problems with  the  postal service in Panama  during the Covid-19 lockdown”.
The  new  QSL manager  is  W4JS (direct only).  The logs  have been  already
uploaded to LoTW  and Club Log;  the QSL cards are expected  to be available
after 30 April.

STAY AT HOME —> Other special callsign joining the Stay Home campaign and/
or  showing support  for  health care professionals  and  other  key workers
during the COVID-19 pandemic include:
Callsign      DXCC         QSL
3G2HOME       Chile        LoTW only
4U2STAYHOME   Austria      UA3DX
4X2BESAFE     Israel       4Z1TL                                 26/04-12/08
5W19STAYSAFE  Samoa        LoTW only
CB3STAYHOME   Chile        LoTW, or via EA5GL (direct)
GB0CCW        England      LoTW, or via M0LXD
GB0EDH        England                         operated by G0NQZ  21/04-18/05
GB0KYD        England                         operated by M0OWS  18/04-16/05
GB1HSC        No. Ireland  GI7SBF                                20/04-17/05
GB2SH         England      eQSL only                             20/04-17/05
GB4KW         England      eQSL only
GB5KW         England                         operated by M0TXX
GB9KW         England      eQSL only
HA0HOME       Hungary      HA0DX
HA0STAY       Hungary      HA0DX
HA127STAY     Hungary      HA9BA
IO6STAY       Italy        IK6QON (direct)                       22/04-20/07
K2H           USA            –                                   01/05-31/05
OD50SH        Lebanon      IZ8CLM
OD5STAYHOME   Lebanon      IZ8CLM
OE1STAYHOME   Austria      LoTW and eQSL only
OR4LIFE       Belgium      ON6YX
OR7LIFE       Belgium      ON4OB
PE6STAYHOME   Netherlands                     operated by PE1EVX
TC3STAYHOME   Turkey       TA3X
XR3STAYHOME   Chile        eQSL only

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******* QSL  ROUTES *******
Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3Z50DVP     SP6DVP      CO6ABP      RW6HS       OE25TWA     OE3TWA
4J0STAYHOME DC9RI       CS5MAR      CT1REP      OE25XGM     OE5XGM
4L8A        M0OXO       D2EB        IZ3ETU      OE25YSC     OE3YSC
4O/E73A     9A2AA       DQ750KL     DL5KVV      OL1941FP    OK2CME
4U1A        UA3DX       DU9CA       IK2DUW      OL725PLZ    OK1DRQ
4X0T        4Z5FI       DZ1Z        DV1YAI      ON4STAYSTRONG ON4RCN
4X9A        4Z4OQ       E76C        E77E        OO7STAYHOME ON7SS
5B4AHL      M0URX       ED5URR      EA5URR      OP2STAYHOME ON6NB
5P0WHD      OZ1ACB      EK1915KE    EK1KE       OQ1HOPE     ON4ON
7X2GK       IK2DUW      EK1915MG    EK6MG       OQ4ANGELS   ON4CHT
7X5JF       DJ8QP       EK1915RR    EK1RR       OR20STAYHOME ON4RSX
8P2K        KU9C        EK1915SI    EK6SI       OR4STAYHOME ON3AR [d]
8P6DR       G3RWL       EL2DT       EL2FM       OR4STAYHOME ON4CP [b]
9K2WARD     9K2RA       EP2C        EA5GL       OR8STAYHOME ON4ATH
9M2TO       JA0DMV      EU5C        EW1I        OR95WARD    ON4CRD [b]
9N1AA       N4GNR       FY4VA       DL7BC       OR95WARD    ON4LBI [d]
A35JP       JA0RQV      GB4ARD      M0KPW       OT20LIFE    ON5AV
A60WARD/1   A61BK       GB4SAH      G4XEX       OT4HOPE     ON6SI
A60WARD/4   A61BK       H33K        W4JS        OT6STAYSAFE ON5YL
A91WARD     A92AA       HC1HC       NE8Z        OX80HM      OZ1ACB
AM1WARD     EA4URE      HC7AE       EA5GL       OZ80HM      OZ1ACB
AM2WARD     EA4URE      HF1J        SP1NEN      OZ80QUEEN   OZ1ACB
AM4WARD     EA4URE      HH2/N3BNA   KA2AEV      PH70PH      PA7HPH
AM5WARD     EA4URE      HI3MPC      W2CCW       PU0FDN      PY7RP
AM6WARD     EA4URE      HI8JSG      RW6HS       RG61PP      RZ3LC
AM795DX     EB7DX       HI8K        W2CCW       S50WAAD     S59DKS
AM7WARD     EA4URE      HP1XT       KU9C        S79VU       EA5GL
AM8WARD     EA4URE      HZ1WARD     HZ1SAR      SK9WARD     SM6JSM
AM95WARD    EA4URE      II5CNPP     IZ5RHU      SM7/OZ1AA   OZ1ACB
AM9WARD     EA4URE      II5LDV      IQ5LV       SN0KURP     SP5KVW
AN595AHA    EC5AHA      IO3RT       IQ3BM       SN0MD       SP1PNW
AO295EZ     EA2EZ       IQ8BI       IZ8CLM      SP0WL       SP5ZIP
AO395AKA    EA3AKA      J68HZ       K9HZ        TF3WARD     TF3MH
AO395NN     EA3NN       J73WA       ND3R        TI2VLM      EA5ZD
AO395PP     EA3PP       JY5HX       E73Y        TI5/N3KS    W4FS
AO495S      EA4S        KH2L        W3HNK       TM20PAQ     F4HZS
AO495SE     EA4SE       KL7J        N3SL        TM35UFT     F6EEQ
AO595BY     EA5BY       KP3H        NP3LT       TM5OIS/p    F5KRH
AO595HRT    EA5HRT      OD5KU       EB7DX       TM95WARD    F6BEE
AO595KA     EA5KA       OD5TX       W4JS        TT8SN       DL9USA
AO595XA     EA5XA       OE20M       OE1WHC      TZ4AM       W0SA
AO795IYF    EA7IYF      OE25BKC     OE3BKC      UK8FF       W3HNK
AO795TV     EA7TV       OE25DMT     OE7DMT      VP2ETE      W3HNK
BV50CYMC    BV4VR       OE25IGP     OE2IGP      XU7AMG      BD4HF
C91CCY      K3IRV       OE25JWD     OE6JWD      ZS6S        EA5GL
CM8BD       RW6HS       OE25LCR     OE3LCR      ZT4T        EA5GL
CN20SH      RW6HS       OE25PEN     OE5PEN      ZW5STAYHOME PY5EG

3W1T     Eddy Visser, I.P.O Box 88, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
4K2GG    Alexander Y. Frolov, P.O. Box 38, Volgograd, 400066, Russia
9G5GS    Matteo Ghirardini, Via Maggiore 77, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
DC9RI    Rashad Iskandarli, Postfach 600321, 60333 Frankfurt am Main,
DL2020R  Jamie Williams, 41 Overton Lane, Hammerwich, Burntwood, WS7 0LQ,
United Kingdom
EL2FM    Joe Brown, 10 Oldhams Lane, Bolton, BL1 6PN, United Kingdom
OE20M    DokuFunk, An den Steinfeldern 4A, 1230 Wien, Austria
TR8CA    Jean Charron, 19 rue Gabriel Moussa, 33320 Eysines, France
V84SAR   Tamat Lampoh, P.O. Box 849, MPC Old Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan
BB3577, Brunei Darussalam
XV1X     Eddy Visser, I.P.O Box 88, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Z81S     Antonello Scauso, Via Tenente Minniti 105, 98057 Milazzo ME, Italy


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