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2 September 2023                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1687
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

DL     - DARC Team SES will be active as DL110RG from  1 September to 31 De-
         cember for the 100th anniversary of the German Life Saving Associa-
         tion (Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft,  the largest voluntary
         water rescue  organization in the world),  and as  DL75BRD  from  1
         September to 30 June 2024 for the 75th anniversary  since the Basic
         Law  for the  Federal Republic of  Germany  (Grundgesetz  fuer  die
         Bundesrepublik Deutschland)  came  into effect  (23 May 1949).  All
         QSOs will be confirmed  automatically  via the DARC bureau;  direct
         cards via DL2VFR.
EI     - Between 1 September and 31 August 2024  EI4FOTA will be active from
         all around  Ireland - including  SOTA  and  POTA locations,  UNESCO
         World Heritage Sites, lighthouses and IOTA islands.  Apparently the
         first operation will be on 17-24 September  from the Giant's Cause-
         way - which is in Northern Ireland (GI), though; then on 5-15 Octo-
         ber from the  Blasket Islands (EU-007).  More  information  can  be
         found on https://www.qrz.com/db/EI4FOTA.
GD     - Torsten, DL4APJ  and  Udo, DL2AQI  will be active holiday style  as
         MD/DL4APJ  and  MD/DL2AQI from the  Isle of Man  (EU-116) on  10-19
         September.  They will operate  CW, SSB and  digital modes on  80-10
         metres. QSL via home calls (bureau or direct);  MD/DL4APJ will also
         upload his log to LoTW, eQSL, Club Log.
HL     - Look for DS1TUW/2 to be active from Taeijak Island (AS-090) on  23-
         24 September.  He will operate FT8 and CW on 40-6 metres.  QSL  via
         LoTW; Club Log's OQRS will be available for direct cards.
I      - IN3IJB, IU3EDK and IU3ISK will be active again as IL3P  from Pelle-
         strina Island (EU-131) on  9 September.  QSL via IU3EDK,  direct or
         bureau.
IS0    - Luca, IK5AEQ  will be active holiday style as  IM0/IK5AEQ  from San
         Pietro Island (EU-165) on  1-5 September.  He will operate SSB  and
         FT8/FT4 on 80-6 meters.  QSL via LoTW,  Club Log,  or via home call
         (direct and bureau).
JA     - Kenji, JA4GXS  will be active as JA4GXS/6  rom  Kami Koshiki Island
         (AS-037) on 16-17 September. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40,
         30, 20, 17 and 6 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
OH0    - OH0RY is the callsign for PA0VHA, PA2A, PE1NYQ and PG2K to partici-
         pate in the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest from the  Aland Islands (EU-002).
         Outside the contest,  on 17-30 September,  they will operate mainly
         CW and digital modes on 160-6 metres.  OH0RY QSOs  will be uploaded
         to eQSL and Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
SM     - Gaby, DF9TM  and  Frank, DL2SWW  have been  active  as  SD7M/6  and
         SD7W/6, respectively, from  Orust Island (EU-043)  since 30 August,
         and will remain there until 4 September.  Next they will go  and be
         QRV from the islands of Oland (EU-037) and Sturko (EU-138). Updates
         will be posted to their qrz.com pages. All QSOs will be uploaded to
         Club Log and confirmed automatically via the bureau.
T2     - The Rebel DX Group (https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup)  will be
         active as T22T from Tuvalu (OC-015) [425DXN 1683] from 21 September
         to 9 October.  Plans are to have up to  ten stations  QRV on 160-6m
         FT8 (seven stations operating either F/H  and normal mode), CW (two
         stations)  and SSB  (one station).  See https://www.qrz.com/db/T22T
         for the band plan. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
T32    - Bert, CX3AN will be active holiday style as T32AN  from Kiritimati/
         Christmas Island (OC-024), East Kiribati on  4-11 October.  He will
         operate CW and some SSB on 40-6 metres. QSL via EB7DX.
T8     - Look for T88FM, T88JH and T88MK  to be active  on various bands and
         modes from the Palau Radio Club on Koror Island (OC-009) between 12
         and 19 September.  QSL T88FM  via JM1LIG  (direct);  QSL T88JH  via
         JR3QFB (direct),  LoTW, Club Log's OQRS  and  eQSL;  QSL T88MK  via
         JO3LVG (direct or bureau) and eQSL.
TJ     - The next DXpedition organized by the Mediterraneo DX Club  will see
         a   large  multi-national  team (IK5BOH,  IU3PMA,  IZ2GNQ,  IZ4COW,
         IZ4UEZ, IZ8CCW, AG4W, DL8JJ,  F6IRA, HB9DHG,  HB9TOC, OK2WX, ON7RN)
         active as TJ9MD from Kribi, Cameroon on 2-15 November. Plans are to
         have  at least four stations  active 24/7  on 160-6 metres CW, SSB,
         RTTY and FT8.  There will also be a station for EME.  More informa-
         tion is expected in due course. [TNX IZ8CCW]
V6     - Cezar, VE3LYC [425DXN 1686] will be active as V62P from Pulap Atoll
         (OC-155) from 25 October to 2 November,  and as  V62S  from Satawal
         Atoll (OC-299) on 4-10 November.  Johan, PA3EXX  will be  the pilot
         station:  Cezar will be unable to check his personal email account,
         so "those who wish to make a report or inform me of various issues"
         should send their messages to willemsen[@]multiweb.nl. Donations to
         help offset  the costs of this  complex and expensive  project  are
         gratefully accepted: https://v6iota.weebly.com
VK     - Previously active from Bruny Island (OC-233), John, VK1POR is now a
         resident volunteer caretaker on Deal Island (OC-195) until 1 Decem-
         ber.  He is fond of "the new digital modes"  and uploads his log to
         eQSL and LoTW.
VK9X   - Chris, GM3WOJ  and  Keith, GM4YXI  will  be active as  VK9XGM  from
         Christmas Island (OC-002) from 21 November to 5 December, including
         a M/2 entry in the  CQ WW DX CW Contest.  They will operate SSB, CW
         and FT8/FT4  on  160-10 metres with two stations.  QSL via LoTW, or
         N3SL; logsearch on Club Log.  See https://www.vk9xgm.com/  for more
         information.
W      - Organized by the Citrus Belt ARC, the  24th  annual Route 66 On The
         Air special event  celebrates the historic  US Highway 66.  A large
         number of amateur radio stations using 1x1 callsigns in the W6A-W6Z
         series will operate from  cities along  the "Mother Road" on   9-17
         September.  See https://w6jbt.org/ for information about the event,
         participating stations and QSL routes.
W      - Randall, KD8JN/4 will be active from  Hatteras Island  (NA-067)  on
         10-15 September.  He will operate CW and SSB on or around the usual
         IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
ZA     - Look for Achim, ZA/DL1DAW  to be active holiday style from  Albania
         on 4-11 September.  He will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on  80-10
         metres. QSL via LoTW, or via home call (bureau preferred). [TNX The
         Daily DX]
ZL7    - Holger, ZL3IO will be active as ZL7IO  from  Waitangi,  Chatham Is-
         lands (OC-038) on 15-29 September,  hopefully including an entry in
         the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest  (23-24 September).  "Station set up will
         likely take a number of days",  he says,  but eventually he expects
         to be QRV on 160-10 metres CW, RTTY, SSB, FT8 and FT4.  He plans to
         return  at the end of October (CQ WW DX SSB), and at the end of No-
         vember (CQ WW DX CW). QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via DK7AO.

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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                          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!

IIA ---> Organized by ARI Venezia  and  ARI Grado,  this year's  Italian Is-
lands Activity Day  will take place on 9 September (7-22 UTC). This is not a
contest, just an opportunity for enjoying being QRV for island residents and
casual activators alike.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
website has been updated. Seventeen different galleries include 21,521 cards
for the  ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2013-22), 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.
[TNX F6AJA].

SAC ---> The 64th Scandinavian  Activity  Contest  will  be  held  on  16-17
September (CW) and 14-15 October (SSB), from 12 UTC on Saturday to 11:59 UTC
on Sunday.  Scandinavian stations  (Aland Islands,  Denmark,  Faroe Islands,
Finland, Greenland,  Iceland, Jan Mayen,  Market Reef, Norway,  Svalbard and
Bear Island, Sweden) will try to work as  many non-Scandinavian  stations as
possible and vice versa. Complete information of the SAC events can be found
at https://www.sactest.net/.

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QSLs received direct  or  through  managers: 3B9FR, 4W1A, 5Z4/UA4WHX,  CE0Y/
EA5KA,  CO8ZZ, CY0S,  DX0NE, E51BQ,  FO/F6BCW, FO4BM, FP/KV1J, FW1JG, KP4PR,
LY1933DG, OX3LX, PJ4EVA,  PJ5C, PZ5GE, RI41POL, SU9VB, TM13COL, TO3Z, UK9AA,
V31DL, VP6A, VR2XMT, XY7AKU, YB4FIK, YS1RM, ZD7BG,

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