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30 March 2024                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1717

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

A6     - Special event callsign  A60WAAD (QSL via EA7FTR)  will be active on
         1-8 April for  World Autism Awareness Day.  Also expect activity by
         A60WAAD/0, A60WAAD/1, etc  (see https://www.qrz.com/db/A60WAAD  for
         the QSL routes for the various suffix extensions).
8Q     - Tev, TA1HZ will be active holiday style as 8Q7HZ  from the Maldives
         (AS-013) on 6-15 April. He will operate SSB and FT8/FT4  on 30, 20,
         17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via LoTW or direct  (see the instruc-
         tions on qrz.com); QSOs will also be uploaded to Club Log and eQSL.
CT     - CR50Y is the special callsign for members of the Rede dos Emissores
         Portugueses  to celebrate  the  50th anniversary  of the  Carnation
         Revolution (25 April 1974),  which resulted in the Portuguese tran-
         sition  to democracy.  Look for activity  to take place  on various
         bands and modes on 19-25 April. QSL via CT1REP.  A certificate will
         be available, see qrz.com for information.
CT8    - Holger, CT8/DL6ED  (CW and SSB)  and Mario, CT8/DM4MN (CW)  will be
         active from Sao Miguel (EU-003), Azores  from  28 March to 2 April.
         QSL via home calls and LoTW.
DL     - Celebrating World Amateur Radio Day,  DARC special  event  callsign
         DA24WARD will be active on  1-30 April.  All QSOs will be confirmed
         automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL2VFR.
E5_sc  - Tom, K7TLM  and  Leslie, KD7YZE will be active as E51TLM from Raro-
         tonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands on 7-13 April. They will operate
         QRP on 10 metres SSB (28385 kHz) and slow CW (28060 kHz)  typically
         between 19.00 and 01.00 UTC.  QSL via K7TLM,  and maybe LoTW  at  a
         later stage.
E6     - Gavin, ZL3GAV will be active as  E6SP from  Niue (OC-040)  on 16-28
         April. He will operate mainly FT8 and FT4 with a focus on 15 and 10
         metres;  SSB, as well as some CW, RTTY,  VarAC and SSTV,  are  also
         possible.  QSL via LoTW (preferred),  or direct  to EA5GL;  if  the
         connection to the Internet is stable, QSOs will be uploaded to Club
         Log in real time. When he is QRV, Gavin will try and "self spot" on
         https://twitter.com/ZL3GAV.
GM     - A team of five  (namely G0AZE, G0VQO, M0EBJ, M0GLV and M0KVK)  will
         be active as GB0SIC from the Isle of Coll (EU-008)  on 15-20 April.
         They will operate SSB, CW and FT8/FT4 on "most bands". Plans are to
         operate from all of the four WAB squares on the island. See qrz.com
         for more information.  QSL via LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS, or direct to
         G0AZE.
HB0    - Anne, OH2YL will be active as HB0/OH2YL  from Liechtenstein on 6-13
         April. She will operate CW and FT8 on 160-10m. QSL via home call.
HB9    - Special callsign HB50VC celebrates the 50th anniversary of  the Ra-
         dio Amateur Club Swissair  (HB9VC)  from  18 March to  31 December.
         QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW;  QSL cards will not be provided, but
         a certificate will be available for download:
         https://award.dl1run.de/award/hb50vc/awardform.html
I      - Special callsign II1GM will be used on 1-30 April  to celebrate the
         150th anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marconi. Various opera-
         tors will be QRV from different call areas  (e.g. II1GM/1, II1GM/2,
         II1GM/IS0, II1GM/IT9, etc). QSL via eQSL, or direct to IK1VHX.  See
         https://www.qrz.com/db/II1GM for more information.
OZ     - In celebration of World Amateur Radio Day,  a number of Danish sta-
         tions will be signing  5P0WARD/xx  with different suffix extensions
         on 18 April.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW,  or via OZ1ACB.  An
         award will be available, see https://www.qrz.com/db/5p0ward for in-
         formation.
PA     - To mark the 75th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza-
         tion (4 April 1949), special event stations PA75OTAN  and  PA75NATO
         will be active on 1-19 April  and  20-21 April, respectively.  QSLs
         via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL,  or via the bureau.  A certificate
         will be available, see https://www.qrz.com/db/PA75NATO for informa-
         tion.
         Additionally, during the weekend of 20-21 April, several other spe-
         cial stations are expected  to be QRV from various  Cold War  loca-
         tions  in  the Netherlands:  PA6KLD,  PA75BBGB,  PA75GOLF,  PA75HS,
         PA75KLE, PA75KOC, PA75NAVO,  PA75NN,  PA75NSG,  PA75PARE,  PA75PBV,
         PA75YP,   PC75NAVO,  PD75SAS,   PE75NATO,  PG75NAVO  and  PH75NATO.
         (https://pa60cuba.nl/pa75navo-zendstations/).
PZ     - Renato, PY8WW will be active again as PZ5TW  from Suriname from  27
         March to 6 April, including an entry in the  CQ WW WPX SSB Contest.
         QSL via Club Log's OQRS. [TNX DX World]
SV     - SZ0WARD is the  special callsign for the  Radio Amateur Association
         of Greece to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day on 15-30 April. Look
         for activity  on all bands  SSB, CW and digital modes.  QSL via the
         bureau and LoTW. See https://sv2rck.gr/SZ0WARD for the certificate.
TA     - In celebration of World Amateur Radio Day,  members  of  TRAC Izmir
         will be active as TC3WRD between  1 and 30 April.  QSL via LoTW.  A
         certificate will be available, see https://tadx.org/awards.
TI     - Reiner, DL2AAZ will be active holiday style as TI2/DL2AAZ  from Co-
         sta Rica on 5-20 April. He will operate SSB and CW on 40-10 metres.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the  Royal Canadian Air Force,
         between 1 and 30 April amateur radio operators  across Canada  will
         be operating  special event stations with special callsigns such as
         VC3RCAF and VE3RCAF (Ontario), VC9RCAF and VE9RCAF (New Brunswick),
         VE2RCAF   (Quebec),  VE5RCAF  (Saskatchewan),  VE6RCAF   (Alberta),
         VE7RCAF (British Columbia), VO1RCAF (Newfoundland), VY2RCAF (Prince
         Edward Island). QSL via operators' instructions.
VE     - Rikk, WE9G will be active as WE9G/VY0  from Iqaluit,  Baffin Island
         (NA-047) on 11-16 April.  Depending on conditions,  he will operate
         FT8, FT4 and SSB on  80-10 metres.  QSL cards will not be provided,
         but QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, Club Log and eQSL.
XE     - Look for 4A5D to be active from Puerto Balleto on Maria Madre,  the
         largest of the Islas Marias  (NA-244, new one for IOTA)  during the
         Easter weekend,  indicatively  between 23 UTC (17 local time) on 29
         March and 18 UTC (noon local time) on 31 March. Initial plans  were
         to be QRV  for three hours a day only, but hopefully it may be more
         than that.  The station will be operated  mainly by  XE2N, who will
         be accompanied by his wife (XE2DLC) and daughter (XE2DL). They will
         be running 100 watts into a vertical antenna,  and will operate FT8
         using MSHV  (28090, 24911, 21090, 18095, 14090 kHz)  and SSB (24950
         and 18128 kHz). QSL via EA5GL and LoTW. Apparently the main purpose
         of this activation  is to demonstrate  to the  authorities of  this
         protected island the functionality of amateur radio, with a view to
         returning in the future with better equipment and  more experienced
         operators.
XE     - Members  of the  Asociacion  de  Radio Aficionados  de la Republica
         Mexicana will be active as 6D2SOL on 7-9 April.  QSL via XE2M.  The
         special callsign is for the Great American Eclipse (8 April), whose
         path of totality will run  through Mexico  (from Sinaloa to Coahui-
         la), the USA  (from Texas to Maine),  and  Canada  (from Ontario to
         Newfoundland).

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> Mike, DF8AN will be active as TO8AN from St. Martin (NA-
105) on 29-30 or 31 March;  as  VP2V/DF8AN  from  the British Virgin Islands
NA-023) from 30 or 31 March to 5 April;  as  V26MN  from Antigua (NA-100) on
5-9 April and again on 17-19 April;  as VP2MMN  from Montserrat (NA-103)  on
9-17 April.  He will operate mainly  FT8 (F/H) and FT4 with some RTTY and CW
on 160-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. He does not use LoTW.

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

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IOTA DINNER ---> The annual Islands On The Air (IOTA) Dinner will be held on
12 April in conjunction with the 75th International DX Convention to be held
at the Visalia Convention Center.  The  IOTA Dinner  is not included  in the
main Convention registration,  and there is a separate registration  and fee
for it: https://www.dxconvention.org/iota.html.  Registration for this event
ends on 4 April.

N5J: JARVIS ISLAND 2024 ---> The website for the  N5J DXpedition  to  Jarvis
Island is now up and running on https://jarvisisland2024.com/.  The callsign
is authorized for use from 5 to 20 August.  The Special Use Permit issued by
the US Fish and Wildlife Service  allows four operators on the boat  (AA7JV,
N1DG, HA7RY and KN4EEI) to set up six RIB stations on land for operations on
160-6 metres  CW, SSB and FT8;  in addition,  25  remote operators  will  be
running CW and FT8 via satellite Internet.
The  Northern California DX Foundation  has granted  USD 75,000  to fund the
DXpedition:  "The group is  being monitored by  US Fish and Wildlife",  they
say. "If this trip is successful, other F&W destinations could be permitted.
Some of these are in the  top 20 Most Wanted.  Most of the cost is  fuel for
the boat  and  the costs associated with F&W.  Our  mission statement  is to
provide funding to rare entity DXpeditions  and to advance the technology of
DXing. Jarvis is a perfect example to meet  these requirements.  NCDXF hopes
our grant will springboard other donations".

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY ---> In 2007 the  United Nations General Assembly
declared  2 April as  World Autism Awareness Day  to highlight  the need  to
help improve  the quality  of life of autistic individuals so they  can lead
full and  meaningful lives as an integral part of society. From 1 to 7 April
a large multinational team will operate  special event stations from  Alaska
(W2A/KL7), Canada (VC2AA),  Croatia (9A24WAW),  Dominican Republic (HI8AUT),
England (GB2AA and GB4AAW),  Hawaii (W2A/KH6),  Indonesia (8A2AAW),  Nether-
lands  (PA24WAAD and PD2024AAW),  Scotland (GB2AAW, GB5AAW, GB6AAW, GB9AAW),
Seychelles  (S76A),  USA (W2A),  Wales  (GB0AAW and GB2WAA),  West  Malaysia
(9M4CSI).  QSL via operators' instructions.  See  https://www.qrz.com/db/W2A
for more information.

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QSLs  received direct  or  through managers:  3B8/OK6DJ,  3B9/M0CFW,  3B9AT,
4U1UN,  4UNR,  4W8X,  5U5R, 5W1SA, 5X3R,  5Z4PA, 6W7/ON4AVT,  7O73T,  7O8AD,
7Q7EMH,  8Q7WR, 9H6T,  9L5M, 9X5RU,  A2NEW,  A31DJ,  AT3SM (AS-096),  C21TS,
CO8ZZ, D2UY,  DP1POL, FG/OK6RA, FK8IK, FM/F8AAN, H44WA, HQ9X, HS0ZIN, J52EC,
J62K, J79AN, JT5DX, K6VHF/HR9, KC4USV, KH0W, L36Z, OX7AKT, OX7AM,  OZ24KING,
PJ2ND, PJ4G, T42T, TI2JS, TR8CR, TZ4AM, V47T, V62P (OC-155),  V62S (OC-299),
VK5KI,  VP8TLE, VY0ERC,  XW4DX, YL2GD, YN9H,  Z62NS, Z68BB, ZA/S59A,  ZD7CA,
ZD7Z, ZD9W.

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