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25 November 2023                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1699
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                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5R     - Moise, F4EZG will be active as 5R8VE from  Nosy Fali (AF-057)  from
         29 November to 3 December,  and from the main island of  Madagascar
         (AF-013) from 5 December to 3 January 2024. He will operate SSB and
         FT8 on 20-10m. QSL via F4EZG, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX The Daily DX]
7O     - Vlad, OK2WX  will operate  CW, SSB and FT8  as  7O2WX  from Socotra
         Island  (AF-028),  Yemen  from  25 January to 12 February.  He will
         focus on 160, 80 and 40 metres,  and will participate in the  CQ WW
         160-Meter CW Contest (26-28 January). QSL via IZ8CCW and LoTW.  See
         https://www.mdxc.support/7o2wx/  for more  information  to  be pub-
         lished in due course.
9L     - Shabu, M0KRI has arrived in Sierra Leone,  but two boxes containing
         all his radio gear have been left behind  and will not arrive until
         27 November at the earliest. Once he has received the equipment, he
         anticipates being active as 9L5M until 5 December.  Updates will be
         posted to https://www.qrz.com/db/9L5M.
A6     - A60WRC (QSL via EA7FTR) is the  special callsign to be used by mem-
         bers of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society during the ITU World Ra-
         diocommunication Conference 2023  (WRC-23)  taking place  in  Dubai
         from 20 November to 15 December. Individual operators may append  a
         serial number  to the  special callsign,  and be QRV  as  A60WRC/0,
         A60WRC/1, etc. (see qrz.com for the QSL routes).
A9     - Celebrating  the  Kingdom of Bahrain's  National Day,  the  Bahrain
         Amateur Radio Society will be active as A91ND on 1-16 December. QSL
         via EC6DX.
CE     - Several Chilean stations will honour  Marco A. Quijada (CE1EW), who
         died suddenly  of a heart attack  at the age of 50  on 16 November.
         The tribute to  "thank him for his dedication and commitment"  will
         take place  during the period  of 24-27 November.  Look for  CB1EW,
         CB2EW,  CB3EW, CB4EW,  CB5EW, CB6EW,  CB7EW, CB8EW,  XR1EW,  XR2EW,
         XR3EW,  XR4EW,  XR5EW, XR6EW,  XR7EW, XR8EW,  3G1EW, 3G2EW,  3G3EW,
         3G4EW, 3G5EW, 3G6EW, 3G7EW and 3G8EW  to be active on the  HF bands
         on various modes, including entries in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.
CN     - Yannick, F6FYD will be active as CN2YD from Marrakech, Morocco from
         1 December to 15 March 2024.  He plans to operate as  CN2YD/p  from
         IOTA group  AF-065  sometime during his stay.  QSL via F6FYD.  [TNX
         F6AJA]
FK     - Jean-Louis, F5NHJ is active again as FK/F5NHJ from  New Caledonia's
         main island (Grande Terre, OC-032),  with side trips to nearby  Ile
         des Pins (also OC-032) until mid-January 2023.  He operates digital
         modes, CW and SSB on 80-6m.  He will upload his log to Club Log and
         LoTW.
G      - GB0WHO, GB1WHO, GB2WHO, GB4WHO, GB5WHO, GB6WHO, GB8WHO  and  GB9WHO
         are the special callsigns for members of the Chertsey Radio Club to
         celebrate  the  60th anniversary  of  science fiction  cult  series
         "Doctor Who" until 20 December. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. Broadcast by
         the BBC,  "Doctor Who"  has been listed  in  the  Guinness Book  of
         Records as the  TV's longest-running sci-fi show in the world.  The
         series began on  23 November 1963  and  the original run aired  694
         episodes consecutively across 26 seasons until 1989; it was revived
         in 2005 after 16 years off the screen.
HS     - Brad, VK2BY will be active again as  HS0ZNR from the  Nam Yuen dis-
         trict in  northeastern Thailand from  6 December to 14 January.  He
         will be QRV on 160-10 metres,  and will  focus on working  stations
         "that contibute to LoTW and eQSL". QSL direct to VK2BY and LoTW.
I      - Alessandro, IZ4WNA  will be active as  IZ4WNA/IA5  from Elba Island
         (EU-028) on 28-30 November. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 80-10m.
I      - Members of  ARI Bergamo will be active as II2GLNO on  1-2 December.
         They will operate  SSB and CW on 80, 40 and 20 metres.  The special
         callsign memorializes the 100th anniversary of the Gleno Dam disas-
         ter (1 December 1923), when the middle section of the dam collapsed
         and caused widespread flooding that killed some 400 people. QSL via
         IQ2BG.
KH8S   - K8R is another  RIB (Rig In a Box)  operation that will  take place
         from Swains Island on 22-27 November,  including an entry in the CQ
         WW DX CW Contest. "Because it is not possible to anchor the boat at
         Swains", AA7JV says, "the station will be entirely remotely operat-
         ed by HA7RY and HA2NA",  while the two on the "Magnet"  (KN4EEI and
         AA7JV himself)  "will be busy the entire time  keeping the boat  on
         station near the island".  Outside the contest K8R will concentrate
         on 160 metres  at local sunset and sunrise. QSL via HA7RY and LoTW.
         Please note that the same callsign was used by HA7RY and HA5YG from
         mainland American Samoa on 14-18 September.
PA     - Celebrating Christmas and the New Year, special callsigns  PA23XMAS
         and PD23SANTA  will be active on  1-31 December, while PD24HNY will
         be QRV until 31 January.  QSL cards will not be issued,  but a cer-
         tificate will be available (see https://www.qrz.com/db/PA23XMAS).
S5     - Special event station S524PMC will be active from  8 December  to 8
         January 2024 to  promote the PMC Contest,  sponsored  by the  Radio
         Club Slovenj Gradec  (S59DCD).  The  International  Association  of
         Peace Messenger Cities was established in 1988 to recognize and en-
         courage the role and responsibility cities have in creating a  cul-
         ture  of peace.  The PMC Contest,  promoting contacts between  sta-
         tions  located in the  Peace Messenger Cities  and the rest of  the
         world,  will be held on  6-7 January.  Complete information  can be
         found on https://www.s59dcd.si/index.php/sl/.
SV     - Special callsign  SX25GTC  will be in use on 1-15 December to cele-
         brate the 25th anniversary since the formation of the  Greek Teleg-
         raphy Club  (https://raag.org/gtc-club-en/).  Look for activity  on
         160-6 metres CW. QSL via LoTW.  Certificates will be available, see
         qrz.com for information.
V4     - Bob, WX4G (V47RB and V48A) has cancelled his 20 November-1 December
         trip to St. Kitts [425DXN 1697].  Now he expects to go there on 13-
         20 February 2024.
V6     - After spending nine full days on Satawal Atoll (V62S), Cezar VE3LYC
         commenced  operations  as  V62P  from  Puluwat Atoll (OC-155)  just
         before  6 UTC  on  24 November.  As of  21 November,  the situation
         appeared rather uncertain: "I have specifically requested a minimum
         of four operating days from Puluwat,  but will see  what happens in
         the end. Please refrain from making multiple contacts with V62P, so
         that more hams  can have a chance  at logging the rare OC-155.  All
         this change of schedule has a pretty negative effect on me,  ampli-
         fied  by the fact  that I didn't feel well  for the  past couple of
         days".  As an added inconvenience, Cezar's laptop failed a few days
         ago, and now he is logging manually on paper.
VK_ant - Dave, VK2JDS will be active occasionally as  VK0DS  from Davis Sta-
         tion, Antarctica between December 2023 and November 2024. The bands
         that he hopes to be on are  "some of HF,  possibly WSPR on 6 metres
         (depending on local science projects),  2 metres EME (only on occa-
         sions when I get time off and conditions are favourable),  possibly
         23cm EME". Nothing is certain, he says,  as "weather conditions and
         station duties will take precedence".  QSL direct to home call  and
         LoTW.
VP2V   - Look for VP2V/AG9A, VP2V/K2KW, VP2V/KD4D and VP2V/W9RE to be active
         holiday style from Anegada, British Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 4-12
         December. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes mostly on 20-
         10 metres.  Main activity will be during the  ARRL 10-Meter Contest
         (9-10 December) as VP2VMM  (QSL via LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS,  or via
         KU9C).
VP8    - Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the  Falkland Islands Govern-
         ment Aviation Service, special event station  VP8FLY will be active
         from the north east end of  Stanley airport,  Falkland Islands (SA-
         002)  during the month of December,  and especially on 19 December.
         QSL direct to VP8LP. 
YB     - Burkhard, DL3KZA is currently active as YB9/DL3KZA from Sumbawa Is-
         land (OC-150)  until 4 December.  QSL via home call,  direct or bu-
         reau. Along with him are YB9IPY and YC9GBO. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZL7    - Holger, ZL3IO will be active again as ZL7IO  from Waitangi, Chatham
         Islands (OC-038) on 22-29 November, including an entry in the CQ WW
         DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via DK7AO.

CQ WW DX CW CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their  parti-
cipation in this year's event (25-26 November, www.cqww.com/rules.htm):

ZONE   CALL          CATEGORY     COUNTRY              QSL VIA    
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05     AB2E/VP9      SO           Bermuda              LoTW       
07     HO2T          M/2          Panama               LoTW/KU9C  
07     HQ9X          M/2          Honduras             KQ1F       
07     TI5/VA3RA     SOSB 10m LP  Costa Rica           VE3IKV     
07     TI7W          SOAB HP      Costa Rica           M0URX      
08     8P5A          SOAB HP      Barbados             LotW/HA1AG 
08     8P9A          SOSB 20m     Barbados             LoTW/GU4YOX
08     C6AQQ         SOAB LP      Bahamas              LoTW       
08     FG/OK6RA      SOSB 15m     Guadeloupe           OK6RA      
08     FS/K0CD       SO QRP       St Martin            K0CD       
08     KP2B          SOSB 10m HP  Virgin Islands       EB7DX      
08     NP4Z          SO HP        Puerto Rico          N4AO       
08     PJ7EE         SO           Sint Maarten         LoTW/KC9EE 
08     PJ7PL         SO LP        Sint Maarten         N2HX       
08     TO0T          M/?          St Barthelemy        KB9DVC     
08     TO7A          SOAB         Martinique           UT5UGR     
08     TO9W          M/?          St Martin            LoTW/W9ILY 
08     V26K          SOAB LP      Antigua & Barbuda    LoTW/AA3B  
08     V47T          SOAB HP      St Kitts & Nevis     LoTW/W2RQ  
08     VP5M          SO           Turks & Caicos       LoTW/K4QPL 
08     ZF1A          SOAB HP      Cayman Isls          LoTW       
09     9Z4A          SO           Trinidad & Tobago    LoTW       
09     P40L          M/S          Aruba                WA3FRP     
09     P44W          SOAB HP      Aruba                LoTW       
09     PJ2T          M/M          Curacao              LoTW/KU9C  
09     PJ4A          M/S          Bonaire              LoTW/K4BAI 
09     PJ4K          M/2          Bonaire              KU9C       
09     PZ5MA         SO           Suriname             LY5W       
09     TO1A          SOSB 10m LP  French Guiana        LoTW       
10     OA4EA         SOSB 10m     Peru                 LoTW       
11     PT5J          SOSB 10m     Brazil               PP5JR      
13     CW5W          SOSB 10m     Uruguay              LoTW/CX6VM 
14     C37N          M/2          Andorra              LoTW/C37URA
14     GJ0KYZ        SOAB HP      Jersey               LoTW       
14     GS7V          M/2          Shetland Islands     LoTW/N3SL  
14     GU4CHY        SOSB 10m HP  Guernsey             GU4CHY     
14     HB0/HB9RB     SO           Liechtenstein                   
14     LN8W          M/M          Norway               LA6YEA     
14     MD4K          SOAB         Isle of Man          G3NKC      
14     MM2N          M/? HP       Scotland             LoTW       
14     OZ5W          M/2          Denmark              LoTW       
14     SJ2W          M/S          Sweden               LoTW       
15     IR0A          SOSB 80m     Sardinia             OM2FY      
15     OH0X          M/?          Aland Islands        LoTW/OH2TA 
15     OH5Z          M/S          Finland              LoTW       
15     TK4W          M/2          Corsica              LoTW/DJ4MX 
20     4X7M          SO           Israel               eQSL       
20     P3AA          SOAB HP      Cyprus               RW3RN      
20     P3D           SOAB         Cyprus               VE3DZ      
21     4L0G          SOSB 80m     Georgia              EA7FTR     
21     4L2M          SOSB 40m HP  Georgia              EA7FTR     
21     4L5O          SOSB 160m HP Georgia              LoTW/N3SL  
21     4L8A          SOSB 10m     Georgia              LoTW/M0OXO 
21     4L9M          SOAB LP      Georgia              LoTW       
24     BY1CW         M/S HP       China                BA1GA      
26     E2A           M/S HP       Thailand             LoTW/E21EIC
27     AH2R          M/S          Guam                 LoTW       
27     KH0W          SO HP        Mariana Isls         KC0W       
28     4W8X          M/M          Timor Leste          DJ4MX      
28     7A2A          M/?          Indonesia            LoTW       
28     9M6NA         SOAB         East Malaysia        LoTW       
29     VK6T          SO           Australia            EA7FTR     
29     VL6K          SOSB 80m     Australia            LoTW/VK6WX 
31     KH7M          SOAB         Hawaii               KH6ZM      
32     FW5N          SO           Willis & Futuna      LoTW       
32     K8R           M/S          Swains Island        LoTW/HA7RY 
32     ZL7IO         SOAB LP      Chatham Islands      LoTW/DK7AO 
33     CR3A          M/2          Madeira              OM2VL      
33     EA8/HA5PP     SOAB         Canary Islands       HA5PP      
33     IH9YMC        SOSB 160m LP AF Italy             LoTW       
35     D4C           M/M          Cape Verde           LoTW       
37     7O73T         SO           Yemen                UA3DX      
37     7Q6M          SOSB 10m     Malawi               LoTW/K6ZO  
39     3B8M          M/M          Mauritius            LoTW/M0OXO 
39     3B9KW         SOAB HP      Rodrigues            LoTW       
39     S77HQ         M/?          Seychelles           S79JKN     
40     JW7QIA        SO           Svalbard             LoTW       
40     OX7AM         SOAB         Greenland            LoTW/OZ1ACB
40     TF/OU2I       SOAB LP      Iceland              OZ2I       

Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations  listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at  https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2023.html  -  good contest to
you all!

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                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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HQ9CW: CANCELLED ---> Max, N5NHJ (I8NHJ) has had to cancel his  22-29 Novem-
ber operation from  Roatan Island [425DXN 1695].  "Unfortunately we had some
passport issue, and the  Honduras Immigration  didn't allow us  to enter the
country", he says.

PR0T ---> The operations from Trindade  started on 16 November at  20.12 UTC
and ended on 20 November at 06.35 UTC,  after  18,702 QSOs  with 9640 unique
callsigns (51.55%).  The  on-site team  consisted of  three  operators,  who
worked CW (1707 QSOs)  and SSB  (5423 QSOs)  across the  five classic bands,
including a few QSOs on 80 metres.  Several remote operators were  in charge
of FT8, and made 11,572 QSOs on 30, 17 and 12 metres. See the latest statis-
tics on  https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php,  where the OQRS  has been
enabled.

+ SILENT KEY + Seewoosankar "Jacky" Mandary, 3B8CF, passed away on 17 Novem-
ber. Born in 1943 and first licensed in 1967 as VQ8CF, he remained a regular
presence  on CW from  Mauritius until recent years.  For over a quarter of a
century, he was also a prominent member of the Mauritius Amateur Radio Soci-
ety, retiring from the board in 2021. His son Ashwin, 3B8GL,  has taken over
the family's  amateur radio station  for a couple of years.  He has his late
father's logbook,  and can confirm  QSOs  made with 3B8CF  (see qrz.com  for
instructions).

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QSLs received direct or through  managers: 1A0C, 3D2AG, 5W0RS, 5W1SA, 9Q2WX,
A71/RN1B, AP5ARS, B1Z, BA4TB, C21TS, D44BM, EA6/EA3HSO, EA9KB, ET3AA, FK8HA,
FR8TZ, FW1JG,  HH2RCH, J68HZ, KH0/KC0W,  KH0W, KH8RRC, NH6JC, S01WS,  SU1SK,
T32YA, T33T, TF/DL1MGB,  TX6D, V3A, V3O,  VB2M (NA-176),  VI25AREG,  VK9LAA,
VP6MW.

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