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6 July 2024                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1731

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9A     - Weather permitting,  9A/IZ7ECL  and  9A/IZ7CAH  will be active from
         Palagruza Island (EU-090)  on 6 July.  They will operate SSB  on 40
         and 20 metres during the local daytime hours. [TNX DX World]
E5_sc  - Steve, ZL2KE will be active as E51KEE from Rarotonga (OC-013) on 20
         July-2 August  (including an entry in the IOTA Contest),  and  from
         Aitutaki (OC-083) on  3-6 August.  He will operate CW and SSB.  QSL
         direct to IK2DUW; QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, QRZ Logbook, eQSL,
         Club Log.
         Steve, ZL4CZ will be active as E51CZZ from Rarotonga  on 27-31 July
         and from Aitutaki on 1-6 August. He will operate SSB. QSL direct to
         IK2DUW.  The two Steves  will be staying at the same beach house on
         Rarotonga, and at adjacent bungalows on Aitutaki.  They will be QRV
         mainly on 20, 15 and 10 metres (also possible are 40, 30, 17 and 12
         metres, 160 and 80m "depending on QRN and interest from DXers").
BY     - Members  of  the  Ji Nan  Amateur Radio Association  (namely BA4KR,
         BA4MY, BG4NMT, BH4IQZ, BH4KRH, BI4KKC, BI4KKF and BI4LBR)  will  be
         active as BY4JN from Lingshan Island (AS-150)  on  27-29 July.  QSL
         via Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, LoTW, or direct to BA4MY.
F      - Fabien, F4GYM will be active as F4GYM/p from Belle Ile (EU-048)  on
         26-28 July, including an entry in the  IOTA Contest.  QSL via LoTW,
         or via home call (direct and bureau). [TNX F6AJA]
GD     - Eddy, ON6EF and Christiaan, ON1BN will be active as GD6EFW from the
         Isle of Man (EU-116) on  26-29 July.  Main activity will be  during
         the IOTA Contest. QSL via ON6EF.
HR     - Alex, K6VHF will be active again  as K6VHF/HR9  from  Roatan Island
         (NA-057), Honduras on  13-22 July.  He will operate mainly  digital
         modes on various bands, 6 metres included. QSl via Club Log's OQRS,
         LoTW, or direct to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
HS     - HS72KING is the  special callsign for the  Radio Amateur Society of
         Thailand (RAST) to celebrate the 72nd birthday  of His Majesty King
         Maha Vajiralongkorn  (HS10A)  between 1 and 29 July.  "By endorsing
         and participating in this special event,  His Majesty  continues to
         inspire and encourage  the growth and development  of amateur radio
         in the country". QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS.
I      - Giorgio, IU2EBO will operate  QRP as  IA5/IU2EBO from  Isola d'Elba
         (EU-028) on 10-27 July,  including a 12-hour effort during the IOTA
         Contest. QSL via the bureau and eQSL.
I      - Team  IP1X  (Claudio I1NVU,  Gabriele IK1NEG,  Tony IK1QBT,  Flavio
         IK1YDB, Maury IU1JCZ and Andrea IU1LCU) will be active from  Galli-
         nara Island (EU-083) on 27-28 July for the IOTA Contest.  They will
         operate CW and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
JA     - Take, JI3DST will be active as  JI3DST/1  from  Shikine Island (AS-
         008) on 25-29 July, including an entry in the  IOTA Contest.  Other
         callsigns to be used outside the contest are JJ5RBH/1, JR8YLY/1 and
         JS6RRR/1 on CW and SSB,  as well as JJ5RBH/p, JR8YLY/p and JS6RRR/p
         on FT8. QSOs will be made available for Club Log and  LoTW Matching
         on the IOTA website.
LA     - Carlos, LA9PJA  expects to be active as  LA9PJA/p  from  Hadseloya,
         Vesteralen Islands (EU-033)  between 15 and 26 July.  QSL via eQSL;
         cards will not be available,  but QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and
         Club Log for IOTA matching.
OE     - Celebrating the  60th anniversary of the  Rhein Ruhr DX Association
         (https://rrdxa.org/), Tom,OE4EIE is active as OE4RRDXA from  1 July
         to 30 September. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log;  paper
         QSL cards will not be available.
PY     - Fabio PY4YY,  Marcio PU4MDO  and  Cardoso PU2LJH will be active  as
         PV2IC from Ilha das Couves (SA-071) during the IOTA Contest's week-
         end (27-28 July).  They will operate  SSB and FT8 on  80-10 metres.
         QSL via EA7FTR; QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log.
SV     - Members of the Deep Blue DX Team will be active as J48FT from Tinos
         Island (EU-067) from 26 July to 9 August, including an entry in the
         IOTA Contest.  QSL cards will  not be available,  but QSOs  will be
         uploaded to LoTW, Club Log and eQSL.
UA     - Yaroslav, R1BET and Mike, R1MJ will be active as RI1K from Bol'shoy
         Zhuzhmuy Island (EU-147) on  20-28 July.  QSL via R1BET,  direct or
         bureau. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log.
UA9    - Vasily R7AA, Vladimir RK8A, Yuri RM0F and Alex RW3RN will be active
         as RI0F from Paramushir Island (AS-204)  from  28 July to 3 August.
         See https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/ri0f  for more information.  QSL
         via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via R7AA.
V4     - "BJ", WA7WJR  will be active  holiday style as  V4/WA7WJR  from St.
         Kitts (NA-104) on  8-12 July.  He will operate CW, SSB and  digital
         modes on  80,  20, 17, 15, 12  and 10 metres.  He also plans  to be
         active from POTA sites during this trip. QSL direct to WA7WJR;  all
         QSOs will be uploaded to  LoTW, Club Log and QRZ Logbook within two
         months of his return home.
W      - John, WB8YJF  will be active again as WB8YJF/4 from Ocracoke Island
         (NA-067) on 13-22 July.  Usually he operates  CW, RTTY, FT8/FT4 and
         SSB. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
XW     - Vincent, F4BKV will be active again as  XW4KV  from Laos between 10
         and 24 July, with limited operation on the QO-100 satellite from 4-
         6 different locations.  QSL via LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS  (direct and
         bureau), or direct only to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

Access to the main functions of www.425dxn.org is provided by the 425DXN App
for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!

CY9C ---> The DXpedition to St. Paul Island [425DXN 1730]  will run six sta-
tions on 160-10 metres, and one station for VHF/UHF/EME and satellite.
At any given time,  a minimum of 3 stations  will be using the new  SuperFox
FT8 mode.
All antennas will be monobanders, with the exception of 12/17 metres,  which
will use a duoband beam with a diplexer.
The team will assemble in Dingwall (Nova Scotia) on 24 August.  Radio opera-
tions will commence on 26 August and conclude on 5 September (both dates are
weather dependent).
Two helicopters  will transport all  gear and operators  to/from the island,
making this the most expensive  St. Paul Island operation ever.  As "getting
permission for these sensitive areas is becoming increasingly more difficult
each year", this could well be the last  St. Paul Island  operation for many
years  to  come".  Financial  contributions  are  gratefully  accepted:  see
https://t-rexsoftware.com/cy9c/ for information.

LOTW ---> Logbook of The World returned to service on 1 July. "We are taking
steps  to help manage what will likely be  a huge influx of logs",  the ARRL
stated on 3 July. "We are requesting that if you have large uploads, perhaps
from contests or from a DXpedition, please wait a week or two before upload-
ing to give LoTW a chance to catch up.
We have also implemented a process to reject logs with excessive duplicates.
Please  do not upload your entire log  to 'ensure' your contacts are in LoTW
as they will be rejected.
Despite this request, we have seen  several recent DXpeditions  upload large
log files, and many amateurs  have uploaded logs  with excessive duplicates.
This negatively impacts the backlog time.
Lastly, please do not call ARRL Headquarters to report issues you are having
with LoTW. You can contact support at [email protected].
Through the end of the year, you may experience planned times when LoTW will
be unavailable.  We are using this time  to evaluate operational and  infra-
structure improvements  we would like to make to  LoTW.  Those times will be
We appreciate your patience as we worked through the challenges keeping LoTW
from returning  to service.  We know the importance of LoTW  to our members,
and to the tens of thousands of LoTW users who are not ARRL members".

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
website has been updated. Seventeen different galleries include 22,180 cards
for the  ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2014-23), the  62  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and  TAAF  (Terres Australes  et  Antarctiques  Francaises),  amateur  radio
"globetrotters",  the various  French  DXCC island Entities  in the  Pacific
Ocean,  the Indian Ocean  and  the Americas (1945-1969), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC.
Your participation  is welcome: http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php.

WSJT-X 2.7.0 ---> Release Candidate WSJT-X 2.7.0-rc5  is  ready for download
and use  by  beta testers: https://wsjt.sourceforge.io/wsjtx.html.  This re-
lease introduces SuperFox mode [425DXN 1730],  a powerful new tool  designed
to help DXpeditions make digital QSOs at very high rates.  The SuperFox User
Guide can be found on https://wsjt.sourceforge.io/SuperFox_User_Guide.pdf.
In anticipation of  N5J (the 5-17 August DXpedition  to Jarvis Island),  K8R
plans to operate as SuperFox from American Samoa on 8-25 July [425DXN 1728].

XT2MD ---> In anticipation of the  31 October-11 November  DXpedition by the
Mediterraneo DX Club  [425DXN 1725],  the team is conducting a survey of the
bands and modes needed for Burkina Faso: https://www.mdxc.support/xt2md/.


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  3G0YA, 3W9T, 4L4DX, 4L7T, 4U1UN,
4W6RU, 4W8X, 5W1SA, 5Z4VJ, 7P8EI, 7Q7EMH,  8Q7KB, 8Q7PR, 8R7X, A25R,  A52CI,
A52P, A8OK, AU2RS, D2EB,  D4C, DS5DNO/p (AS-081), E51JD, E6SP, HP1XV, J79BH,
T22T, T30UN,  T31TT, T32TT, TM13JO, TR8CA, TT8RR, TT8XX, TX7W, V51MA,  VP6G,


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