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8 June 2024                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1727

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

5H     - Chas, NK8O will be active again as 5H3DX from near Dodoma, Tanzania
         between 18 and 30 June. In his spare time he will operate  CW,  FT8
         (F/H) and FT4 on 30-10 metres.  QSL direct to NK8O (see qrz.com for
         instructions), or via eQSL and LoTW (in due course).
8Q     - Felix, DL6JF will be active  holiday style  as 8Q7JF  from the Mal-
         dives (AS-013) on 16-29 June.  He will operate CW and some FT (F/H)
         on 30-6 metres. QSL via DM5JBN (direct or bureau) and LoTW.
9M8    - Team  9M1Z  will  be  active  from Tanjung Datu (the western tip of
         Malaysian Borneo), Sarawak on  15-30 June. Look for activity on 80-
         6 metres SSB,  CW and FT8.  See  https://www.marhazk.com/9m1z/  for
         more information. QSL direct to 9W8ZZK or 9M8WIN;  QSOs will be up-
         loaded to Club Log, LoTW, and QRZ Logbook.
DL     - DM60IOTA is the special callsign for DARC Team SES to celebrate the
         60th anniversary of the Islands On The Air programme.  Plans are to
         be  active  from  all of the  German IOTA groups  (EU-042,  EU-047,
         EU-057, EU-127, EU-128 and EU-129).  QSL via the bureau,  or direct
         to DL2VFR.
DL     - DARC Team SES  will be active  as  DL2024E,  DL2024U,  DL2024R  and
         DL2024O from 14 June to 14 July during EURO 2024,  the 17th edition
         of the  UEFA European Football Championship  to be held in Germany.
         QSL via the bureau, or direct to DL2VFR.
F      - Celebrating the  Olympic Games Paris 2024,  members of  Radio Clubs
         F5KDC and F4KLW will be active as TM63JO  on 16-23 June, 26-28 July
         and  8-11 August.   eQSL  via  https://www.oly24.fr/awardform.html;
         paper cards will not be issued.
F      - Special event station  TM51OG  will be active on 23-30 June  as the
         Paris 2024 Olympic Torch Relay passes through the French Department
         of Marne. It will be followed by TM51JO  (to be active from 26 July
         to 9 August during the Olympic Games), and by TM51JP  (to be active
         from 28 August to 8 September during the Paralympic Games). QSL for
         the  three  special  callsigns  via F5JYD,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
         F5JYD]
F      - Members of Radio-Club d'Esquerdes will be active as  TM62FLAM  from
         29 June to 3 July.  The special callsign marks the progress of  the
         Olympic flame through French Department 62 on its way to Paris.
         They will  also  be active as  TM2024JO  from  27 July to 10 August
         during the Olympic Games. QSLs via the bureau to F5KAI.
I      - Launched in 1904, the 'Elettra' was a two-masted steam  yacht  that
         Guglielmo  Marconi  used  as  a  floating  laboratory   for    many
         experiments. Part of her  keel  stands  in  the  grounds  of  Villa
         Griffone, at Pontecchio near Bologna, from where ARI  Fidenza  will
         be active as IY4RFE on 8-9 June. QSL via IQ4FE.
I      - Francesco, IK6QON  will be active as  ID9/IK6QON from Salina Island
         (EU-017) on 15-22 June. QSL via home call.
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ  expects to be back to the  weather station  on Minami
         Torishima  (OC-073)  around  20  June , his  QSL  manager  reports.
         Usually he remains there  for  about three months,  and is  QRV  as
         JG8NQJ/JD1 in his limited spare time.  He operates CW  and some FT8
         (please note that he wants you to call with your signal report, not
         your grid square).  QSL via  JA8CJY (direct),  JG8NQJ (bureau)  and
         LoTW.
OZ     - Celebrating  the  60th anniversary  of the  IOTA  Programme,  three
         special callsigns will be active  on all bands and modes between  1
         July and 31 August:
         OZ60IOTA   will be used from mainland Denmark
         5Q60IOTA/# will used by residents on Danish islands
         5P60IOTA/# will be used during island DXpeditions
         The suffix appended to 5Q60IOTA and 5P60IOTA will indicate the IOTA
         group as follows: /0 = EU-030, /1 = EU-171,  /2 = EU-172,  /5 = EU-
         125, /8 = EU-088, /9 = EU-029.  There will be an  activity calendar
         on  https://www.supersaas.dk/schedule/EDR/OZ60IOTA.  QSLs via  Club
         Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW,  or via OZ1ACB.  A number of certifi-
         cates will be available,  see  https://www.qrz.com/db/OZ60IOTA  for
         complete information.
T8     - Nobu, JA0JHQ  will be active again as  T88PB  from  Koror (OC-009),
         Palau on 14-17 June,  with main activity during the  CW leg  of the
         All Asian DX Contest.  QSL via LoTW (preferred),  or direct to home
         call.
VK9L   - Jeff, W7BRS will be active as VK2/W7BRS from  Lord Howe Island (OC-
         004) from 20 July to 1 August, including an entry in the  IOTA Con-
         test.  He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H)  on 40-10 metres.  QSL
         via M0URX's OQRS.  See https://howeania2024.org/  for more informa-
         tion.
         According to the  Australian Communications  and  Media Authority's
         updated  "Amateur Radio Call Sign Policy"  [425DXN 1723],  VK9 pre-
         fixed callsigns  can be used  only  by operators located in an Aus-
         tralian  External  Territory  other than the  Antarctic.  Lord Howe
         Island is part of New South Wales, hence the use of VK2/homecall.
VP2V   - Dave, W9DR  will be active  as  VP2V/W9DR  from  Anegada  (FK78tr),
         British Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 19-25 June. He will operate FT8,
         SSB and CW on 6m only. QSL direct to home call.
W      - Andy, AA5JF plans to combine a business trip with some IOTA activa-
         tions. His tentative schedule is as follows:
         NA-139  Assateague Island       7 June (19 UTC) to 8 June (18 UTC)
         NA-140  Middle Hooper Island    8 June (19 UTC) to 10 June (01 UTC)
         NA-136  Outer Thimble Island    15 June (14-20 UTC)
         NA-148  Georges Island          June 16 (15-18.30 UTC)
         NA-046  Martha's Vineyard       June 19 (14-21 UTC)
         He will be signing AA5JF (neither /m nor /p)  from all the islands,
         and will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and FT8  (not from NA-136
         and NA-148). QSL direct to home call;  all QSOs will be uploaded to
         to Club Log and LoTW,  and  IOTA matching  will be available at the
         earliest possible date/time.

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

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3Y0K: BOUVET ISLAND 2026 ---> The sailboat contract  has been cancelled  and
there will be  no January 2025  operation.  The organisers are negotiating a
contract  for a  large expedition vessel  and helicopter operation  to  take
place in January 2026. [Source: https://3y0k.com/]

ARRL SYSTEMS SERVICE DISRUPTION ---> In its  Member Bulletin  dated  6 June,
the ARRL informs "of a serious incident that has impacted ARRL's operations.
On or around  May 12, 2024,  ARRL was the victim of  a sophisticated network
attack by a malicious international cyber group. We immediately involved the
FBI and engaged with third party experts to investigate.
On May 16, on the eve of the  ARRL National Convention in Ohio,  we posted a
notice on our website  to inform members about the incident.  Since then, we
have made substantial progress to mitigate the impact  of this attack on our
organization. We have been posting regular updates, including the status  of
restored services. Please refer to our dedicated news post at
https://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-systems- ... disruption.
We are aware that certain members believe  we should be openly communicating
everything  associated  with this incident.  We  are  working  with industry
experts,  including  cyber crime attorneys  and  the authorities,  who  have
directed us to be  conservative and cautious  with our  communications while
restoring the ARRL network.
Many of our services and programs have been impacted by this attack. We have
been diligently assessing each system to ascertain the extent of compromise.
For example, while the  Logbook of The World  server  and related  user data
were  unaffected,  we have taken the  precautionary measure  of keeping  the
service  offline  until  we can ensure  the security  and integrity  of  our
networks.  Similarly,  access  to  Online  DXCC  is  unavailable,   although
individual award data remains secure.
Fortunately,  some of our  key systems,  such as the  ARRL website  and  our
association membership system, were unaffected.  Despite the severity of the
attack, no personal information was compromised. Additionally, ARRL does not
store credit card information anywhere on our systems, and we do not collect
social security numbers.
Our Directors have heard from some members who are concerned  about managing
their membership renewals. Members can renew online at  www.arrl.org/join or
by phoning ARRL.
We understand the  frustration and inconvenience  this incident  has caused,
and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as our dedicated
staff and partners continue  to work tirelessly  to restore affected systems
and services. Thank you for your ongoing support".

DAYTON  HAMVENTION  PHOTO  GALLERY ---> The  2024  Dayton  Hamvention  Photo
Gallery is now up on Tom, K8CX's Ham Gallery. It includes 413 photos,  which
makes a total of 7,523 Dayton Hamvention photos, all searchable by callsign:
http://hamgallery.com/dayton2024/.

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS WEEKENDS ---> The International Museums Weekends (IMW)
will take place during the weekends of 15-16  and  22-23 June. Details about
the event,  including  a  list of  announced participating stations,  can be
found at https://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/.

PETER I ISLAND 2027 ---> "We plan  to activate  Peter I Island  in  February
2027 with a team of 19 operators", Ken, LA7GIA posted to Facebook on  4 June
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/1787070508410564).  "We will go to  Peter I
with a large vessel and two helicopters,  and the DXpedition  will be led by
an external expedition leader from an Antarctica expedition company - Spirit
of Sydney.  The capacity of the expedition leader  and the vessel  have been
reviewed and approved by Norwegian Polar Institute  and is the basis for the
landing permit  we  received  in  April  2024.  Our  expedition  leader  has
supported more than  80 expeditions to Antarctica, and has previously landed
on  Peter I  three times.  With the landing permit  and  external  resources
involved we're ready to move forward signing the contracts.
It should be noted that the  total cost  of this expedition is approximately
$2,000,000, including all logistics, marine, aviation, insurance, safety and
rescue,  and Antarctica permits.  Our  website  (https://3y0k.com/)  will be
updated to reflect the changes.
At the time of activation in 2027, it will be 21 years since the last  DXpe-
dition to this island.  In preparation for the contract  you can support our
adventure by donating via PayPal ([email protected])".

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QSLs received direct or through managers:  3A2MW,  3B8CW,  3B8HK,  4A5D (NA-
244), 4W8X,  4X6TT, 5H4AYL (AF-063), 5H8HZ, 7P8EI, 7Q6M, 8R7X, 9X2AW, A52CI,
AO100RADIO, C21TS,  CO7WT/6Y, CX5A, DU1IVT, EP2LMA, FK/LZ1GC,  FW8GC, H40WA,
J38R,  J79WTA, JD1BMH, KP4DDY, LU7VB, N6WM/mm, OD5ZZ,  EX0M, RI0POL, RI1ANE,
S01WS,  S21AF, SU1SK,  T32EU,  T44DX (NA-056),  TI4JEV, TJ3TS, TX5S,  TX8GC,
TZ4AM, UN9GD, VI60IOTA,  VK5FIL (OC-261),  VP6G, WH0B,  WH7T, XP3A,  XU7GNY,
XV9G, XW4DX, XW4KV, YE9BJM, YI1YY, YI3WHR, Z21ML, Z62NS, ZB2MD, ZD7Z, ZD8HZ.

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