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24 February 2024                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1712

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


5Z     - 5Z4FOC is a special callsign to mark the occasion of the first  FOC
         (First Class  CW Operators'  Club)  East Africa Dinner  during  the
         month of February. QSL via LoTW.
CO     - Team T42T will be active from 29 February to 4 March,  including an
         entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. Participating in this joint Cuba-
         USA operation will be  CM2TV, CO2II,  CO2KL, CO2OY,  CO2XN,  HI8RD,
         K5TFL, VO1IDX, W2WCM, W4VKU, W9MK and WB2REM.  They will be  active
         on 160-6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to WB2REM.
FG     - Look for Gildas, F6HMQ  and Michel, F6GWV to be active again as FG/
         F6HMQ, FG/F6GWV and  TO3Z (QSL via F6HMQ) from  Guadeloupe (NA-102)
         between 15 February and 17 March. There are plans to participate in
         the SSB leg  of the  French HF Championship  ("Coupe du REF", 24-25
         February) and the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March).
FO     - Geri, DK8KW will be active as  TX0QRP  from Tahiti (OC-046), French
         Polynesia from  29 February to 3 March.  He will operate QRP CW and
         possibly also FT8. QSL via home call.
I      - Special callsign IY9MM will be active on 1-31 March  to memorialize
         the experiments conducted by Guglielmo Marconi from the ship "Regi-
         na Elena"  in the port of Augusta  (9 March 1914).  QSL  via  LoTW,
         eQSL, or direct to IT9MRM.
KP2    - KC1KUG, W3MLJ and WO5T will be active as NP2R from St. Thomas, Vir-
         gin Islands (NA-106) from 27 February to 4 March. They will operate
         CW,  SSB  and  possibly  FT8/FT4  on  160-10 metres.  QSL direct to
         KC3UII; QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.
PJ7    - PJ7PF  and  PJ7PH are the callsigns issued  on 19 February  to Paul
         DM2PF  and  Fabian DM7HB,  respectively,  for  their  holiday style
         operation from Sint Maarten (NA-105).  They will remain there until
         28 February, with activity on 20, 15 and 10 metres.
PJ7    - Tom, AA9A will be active again as PJ7AA from  Sint Maarten (NA-105)
         on 2-30 March. He will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 40-6 metres.
         QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or direct to AA9A. [TNX The Daily DX]
T8     - Hiro-san, JH6GFY will be active as T88GF from Koror (OC-009), Palau
         from 27 February to 1 March.  He plans to operate FT8, SSB and some
         CW on 80-10 metres.  QSL via LoTW, eQSL,  or via home call  (direct
         and bureau).
TY     - Gerard F5NVF, Luc F5RAV and  Abdel M0NPT (7X2TT)  will be active as
         TY5C from Cotonou, Benin between 2 and 29 March.  They will operate
         CW, SSB and FT8 on various bands (6 metres included), and will also
         be QRV via satellite (QO-100). QSL direct to F5RAV, or via LoTW.
UA     - Look for R1MJ/p and R1BET/p to be active from Peredovik Island (EU-
         117) on 23-25 February.  They will operate CW, FT8 and some SSB  on
         40-10 metres. QSL via R1BET.
VE     - Members  of the  Newfoundland  based  Grassroots Amateur Radio Club
         (VO1GRC) will be active as VO1TAP from 18 February to 18 March. QSL
         via LoTW and eQSL. The callsign commemorates the anniversary of the
         USS "Truxtun" and USS "Pollux" naval disaster that occurred off the
         coast  of  Newfoundland  on  18 February 1942.  QSL  via LoTW.  See
         https://grassrootsarc.weebly.com/vo1tap.html for more information.
VE     - Look for Mike, VE7ACN/7 to be active from  Gabriola Island (NA-075)
         from 29 February to 4 March.  He will operate mainly CW,  with some
         SSB and FT8, on 40-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via
         home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

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ARGENTINE ANTARCTIC DAY ---> To celebrate  Dia de la Antartida Argentina (22
February),  a few  amateur radio stations at  LU bases  under the  Antarctic
Joint Command are expected to be QRV between 22 February and 10 March,  sub-
ject to the availability of Antarctic operators  and propagation conditions:
LU1ZA  (Orcadas, South Orkneys, AN-008),  LU1ZD (San Martin, Antarctica, AN-
016), LU1ZG (Belgrano II, Antarctica, AN-016),  LU1ZI (Carlini,  South Shet-
lands,  AN-010),  LU1ZR  (Petrel,  Antarctica,  AN-013),  LU1ZV  (Esperanza,
Antarctica, AN-016),  LU4ZS (Marambio, Antarctica, AN-013). More information
Can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/LU3IA.
The Argentine Antarctic Day commemorates the inauguration of the Meteorolog-
ical Observatory on Laurie Island (South Orkneys) on 22 February 1904, which
later became the  Orcadas Base.  Argentina  has maintained  an uninterrupted
presence in Antarctica since then.

CY9C ---> Planning continues  to go well  for  the DXpedition  to  St.  Paul
Island (NA-094) [425DXN 1700], which is scheduled for 26 August-5 September.
The team  (K4ZLE, K9CT, K9NW,  N2IEN, N2TU,  W0GJ, W0PR,  W4DKS, WA4DAN  and
WW2DX) will be active on 160-6 metres, including satellite and EME. The main
island is off-limits, and all operations will be from the smaller  Northeast
Island.  As there are no dock or landing area for a boat,  the team plans to
employ two helicopters,  one to be deployed before the DXpedition  to trans-
port the heavier items to the island.  The cost for this DXpedition  is very
significant and  donations are welcome:  see https://t-rexsoftware.com/cy9c/
for information.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY --->  Celebrating  International  Women's  Day  (8
March) a joint  French-German activity  will  take  place  between  1 and 31
March. Ten YL operators from the Association des YL de France (including REF
President Christine Carreau, F4GDI)  will be active as  TM88YL  (QSL via the
bureau) on 1-15 March, while a large group of YL operators from Germany will
be active as DM88YLF (QSL via the bureau, or direct to DJ5YL) on 1-31 March.

UNITED KINGDOM: CHANGES TO THE AMATEUR RADIO LICENSING FRAMEWORK ---> Ofcom,
the United Kingdom's communications regulator,  has made changes to  UK ama-
teur radio licenses. The key changes with highest impact on the DX  and con-
testing community are:
* The use of a Regional Secondary Locator (RSL) has become optional. This is
  is the second letter which we use to identify the  DXCC Entity  (D for the
  Isle of Man, I for Northern Ireland,  J for Jersey, M for Scotland,  U for
  Guernsey, W fo Wales). For holders of an Intermediate Licence with a call-
  sign starting  with a 2,  the use of an RSL is still mandatory.  All other
  licensees can choose to either continue using an RSL or drop it.
* Stations in England are allowed to use the RSL 'E' if they wish to do so.
* Licensees are allowed to add any suffix they want to their callsign,  fol-
  lowing the 'slash' symbol (/),  so long as  the station  remains identifi-
  able.
* Holders of full licenses can now operate  1 kW output  on the primary ama-
  teur radio bands (up from 400 W).
"The UK DX and contesting community envisage that most stations will contin-
ue to use their  Regional Secondary Locators",  John Warburton (G4IRN) says.
"However  for contests  where the DXCC Entity is a multiplier,  it is recom-
mended that contest organisers mandate  the use of a prefix  that identifies
their DXCC Entity".

+ SILENT KEY + Emilio Borea, IZ1GAR  (ex IK1CLP)  died on  20 February  from
injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.  He was 66 years old.  A former
radio officer in the merchant navy and radio operator at the Italian coastal
station ICB (Genova Radio) from 1978 to 1993, he was  President of  ARI San-
remo and an excellent CW operator, often heard in contests.

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

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CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3W3B        E21EIC      EH5AAW      EA5N        PJ7PF       DM2PF
4KT4AZE     4K4AZE      EH5ANT      EC5JC       PJ7PH       DM7HB
4L2M        EA7FTR      EL2DT       N2OO        PZ5DX       UA2FM
4M1W        EB7DX       EY8MM       W0VTT       R35AFZ      RM9RZ
4UNR        UA3DX       FK8GU       EA5GL       R35DRA      UA4AJD
5H4AYL      OM4AYL      FW8GC       LZ1GC       S570CST     S59CST
5W0AA       YU3AA       H44MS       DL2GAC      S79VU       N4GNR
5W0RC       RC9O        HI6M        EB7DX       SJ8R        SM5AQD
5W0YL       RC9O        HS60RAST    HS6MYW      SK3W        SM5CCT
5W7A        YT1AD       HZ1KWT      HZ1SAR      SK50B       SK0HB
7S6WRD      SK6SAQ      HZ1WRD      HZ1SAR      SN160SPP    SP9KUP
7T22ANT     IK2DUW      HZ3FD       HZ1SAR      SP0ANT      SP3TYJ
7Z1WRD      HZ1SAR      II2GM       IK2WAD      SU1SK       N2OO
8R7X        M0OXO       II2V        IK2AQZ      T45FM       RW6HS
8Z1WRD      HS1SAR      II5ANT      IZ5BTC      TF2R        TF3AO
8Z3FD       HZ1SAR      IM0/I5JVA   IK2WAD      TI7W        M0URX
9H6T        DF1DN       IR1ANT      I1HYW       TM1ANT      F8DHE
9K9NLD      EC6DX       IY4INT      IQ4FE       TM24JMR     F8GGZ
A35RC       RC9O        KL7RA       N4GNR       TM9C        F5OHM
A91KWT      EC6DX       KP2B        EB7DX       TO3Z        F6HMQ
A91SFD      EC6DX       KP2M        NZ4DX       TO4A        VE3DZ
AN100R      EA3EYO      LN8W        LA6YEA      TU5NE       F4VUK
AO5DNC      EA5URG      LZ146GO     LZ1KCP      TX8GC       LZ1GC
AU2RS       M0OXO       LZ235IR     LZ1KCP      TY2AA       IZ8CCW
C37N        C37URA      MW4R        G3NKC       V26DN       AI5DN
CB0ZA       N2OO        MW7C        M0OXO       V31AT       K5PI
CB0ZEW      N2OO        NP2V        EB7DX       V31TP       WC0W
CB0ZW       N2OO        NP3X        EB7DX       V3O         DL8UD
CN2JA       DL2EAD      OL80CLAY    OK2PXJ      V3T         WC0W
CN3A        IK2OHG      OX7AKT      OZ1ACB      V55Y        DK2WH
CR2E        VE3MA       OX7AM       OZ1ACB      VI60IOTA    M0OXO
CR2N        EA5K        P49Y        AE6Y        VP5K        K0PC
CR50MFA     CS5LX       PA24CC      PA2TMS      VP8WA       M0OXO
CR6T        CT1ESV      PB24BP      PA3EFR      VP9I        WW3S
DL60RRDXA   DJ5BWD      PH75PH      PA7HPH      WP3C        M0OXO
ED8W        EA5GL       PJ2T        KU9C        Z68BB       EA5GL
EF6T        EA3AIR      PJ4A        K4BAI       ZP6/N3BNA   KA2AEV
EG2CAI      EA2RCA      PJ4NG       K4BAI       ZT1T        N4GNR

5R8BV    Borut Vrviscar, Zapuze 6, 4275 Begunje, Slovenia
5W0RS    Antonello Scauso, Via Tenente Minniti 105, 98057 Milazzo ME, Italy
5X1XA    Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol,
         BS49 5HQ, United Kingdom
A31DL    Alan N. Rovner, 18809 NE 21st St, Vancouver WA 98684, USA
A65PX    Herb Wolfson, P.O. Box 368, Ardmore PA 19003, USA
AO#WRD   Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
         (Barcelona), Spain
C6ADO    Jeffrey Otterson, 4280 Revere Circle, Marietta GA 30062, USA
CR6K     Filipe Monteiro Lopes, Rua Manuel Jose da Silva 184, Espinheira,
         3720-537 Sao Martinho da Gandara, Portugal
CW5W     Jorge Diez Furest, Remigio Castellanos 625, 37000 - Melo,
         Cerro Largo, Uruguay
DT0IP    Man-seok Oh, B02, 32 Dongil-ro 187-gil, Nowon-gu, Seoul 01856,
         Rep. of Korea
ED1R     Jesus Maria Gimare Marquez, C/ Jacinto del Barrio 2,
         05358 Papatrigo (Avila), Spain
EI7M     John Barry, Lackabeha, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
GJ2A     Mathieu Roche, Flat 1, Statscombe House, Le Quai Bisson,
         Le Boulevard, St. Brelade, Jersey, JE3 8JT, United Kingdom
HB0A     AFVL Contest Team, P.O. Box 222, 9495 Triesen, Liechtenstein
HC5CW    Edgar R. Villavicencio, PO Box 28, Cedar Knolls NJ 07927, USA
LX8RTTY  Andre Doffing, 9 Cite Europe, L-3834 Schifflange, Luxembourg
LZ1GC    Stanislav  Vatev, ul. Gen. Karcov 6A, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria
M0OXO    Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG,
         United Kingdom
N2OO     Robert W. Schenck, PO Box 345, Tuckerton NJ 08087, USA
OM4AYL   Sylvia Ondruskova, Hradiste 360, 958 54 Hradiste, Slovak Republic
OX5DM    Allis Andersen, Gyngemose Parkvej 11 2th., 2860 Soeborg, Denmark
P44W     Carol Richards, 22 Mill Rd, Shamong NJ 08088, USA
PI4VBD   Verbindingsdienst, Barchman Wuytierslaan 198, 3818 LN Amersfoort,
         The Netherlands
SX2I     Andreas Voulgaropoulos, Aiolou 11, Makrochori, 591 50 Veria, Greece
TM6M     Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent,
         29830 Ploudalmezeau, France
V3X      Bill Kollenbaum, 2446 Belleair Rd, Clearwater FL 33764, USA
V47JA    John Abbruscato, 22199 Pine Tree Ln, Hockley TX 77447, USA
VC3I     Lajos Laki, 16 Pickerel Ridge, Brampton ON L6S 5E3, Canada
VP2MER   J. Craig Clark, PO Box 209, Rindge NH 03461, USA
VP2MKG   George Wagner, 5113 Higel Ave., Sarasota FL 34242, USA
VP2MQX   J. Craig Clark, PO Box 209, Rindge NH 03461, USA
W7P      Pluto Anniversary Special Event, 6315 Townsend Winona Rd,
         Flagstaff, AZ 8604, USA
ZD7W     Oliver Sweningsen, PO Box 90, Orinda CA 94563, USA
ZF2EZ    Bill Priakos, 10 Free Ferry Heights, Fort Smith AR 72903, USA
ZF5T     Stanford H. Stockton, PO Box 73, Siloam Springs AR 72761-0073, USA
ZW2FF    Fabio Fagundes de Lima, Caixa Postal 310, Extrema - MG, 37640-970,
         Brazil

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