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23 September 2023                                         A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1690
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5H     - Maurizio, IK2GZU will be active again as 5H3MB from Tanzania from 8
         November to  8 December,  while doing  volunteer work  at the Ikelu
         Hospital and Ilembula Orphanage.  In his spare time he will operate
         SSB, CW and digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS,
         LoTW and eQSL, or via IK2GZU (direct or bureau). [TNX IK2GZU]
6W     - Elvira, IV3FSG will be active again as 6W/IV3FSG  from Senegal from
         26 September to 16 October.  Usually she operates  SSB and  digital
         modes in her  spare time.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS,  or  direct  to
         IK2DUW.
9Y     - Celebrating Trinidad and Tobagos' 47th Republic Day,  special call-
         sign 9Y47RD will be active on 22-25 September. QSL via LoTW.
DL     - Look for DJ1JB/p, DJ4EL/p and DJ5TM/p to be active from  IOTA group
         EU-042 from  28 September  to  4 October.  Their  main QTH  will be
         Pellworm Island,  with  side trips to nearby  Grode,  Suderoog  and
         Norderoogsand.
HV     - Fabio, I4UFH will be active from  HV0A, Vatican City on  23 Septem-
         ber. QSL via LoTW, or direct to IK0FVC.
SM     - Gaby, DF9TM  and  Frank, DL2SWW have been active as  SD7M and SD7W,
         respectively, from Sturko Island (EU-138)  since 18 September,  and
         will remain there  until 23 or 24 September.  Their  IOTA tour  in-
         cluded activities from Orust Island (EU-043, 30 August-5 September)
         as SD7M/6 and SD7W/6, and  Oland Island (EU-037, 7-17 September) as
         SD7M and SD7W. All QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log  and confirmed
         automatically via the bureau.
SV9    - Seppo, OH1VR will be active again as SV9/OH1VR  from Crete (EU-015)
         from 28 September to 3 October.  He will operate mainly CW on 160-6
         metres. QSL direct to home call. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
T7     - Celebrating  "Sammarinesi nel mondo"  (San Marino nationals  around
         the world),  members of the  ARRSM Radio Club  will operate special
         event station T71SNM on 24 September. QSL direct to T70A.
V3     - Dave, KM4DYR will be active as V31DN  from  Ambergris Cay  (NA-073)
         and other islands on  1-9 October.  His primary goal is to activate
         POTAs (Parks on The Air) on 40, 20 and 10 metres SSB. QSL direct to
         home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
VK     - "Amateur Radio", the official journal of the  Wireless Institute of
         Australia, will reach  90 years  of continuous publication in Octo-
         ber. To mark this milestone, the WIA has obtained the special event
         call sign VK90AR for use until 31 December by any member of the WIA
         as well as any affiliated club. QSL via LoTW and M0OXO's OQRS.
W      - If you need Wyoming for your WAS Award,  note that the  Shy-Wy Ama-
         teur Radio Club will be hosting the "Come and Get Wyoming" W7Y spe-
         cial event for the fourth year in a row from  22 September to 2 Oc-
         tober.  Operators from across Wyoming  will volunteer for  one hour
         time slots to operate W7Y  on a band and mode of their choice.  QSL
         via LoTW.  See https://shywyarc.net/wp/comeandgetwyoming/  for more
         information.
ZF     - Mark, W5LAC will be  "attempting portable QRP operation"  as  ZF2MS
         from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) on 22-29 September.  Look for him
         on 20-6 metres FT8 or SSB. QSL via home call.
ZL     - Active from  1 October  to  31 May 2024, ZL6WG is a  special  event
         callsign promoting the  98th NZART annual conference  that  will be
         held in  Christchurch on  1-2 June next year.  QSL via LoTW;  paper
         cards will not be available; https://hamradio.co.nz/award/.

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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
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KH2/DL2AH ---> Ulrich, DL2AH has had to cancel his activity from Guam (16-30
September).  He had "booked and paid from Germany via Airbnb a wonderful ac-
commodation with a huge garden (space enough for five Triple Leg antennas)",
he says, only to find out that "the offer was a fake! By lucky circumstances
I found a new (affordable!) Airbnb - unfortunately  without space for my an-
tenna".  His  next  stop will be  Majuro, Marshall Islands  as  V73AH  (4-16
October).

T22T ---> Team T22T has been active with four stations from  Tuvalu  since 3
UTC on 21 September, and according to Club Log has logged some 7500 FT8 QSOs
so far. They have huge noise problems  on the low bands.  QSL via Club Log's
OQRS. Updates will be posted to https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup.

UK/EI DX SSB CONTEST ---> In partnership  with the  RSGB, the  IRTS  and the
GMDX Group, the  2023 UK/EI DX SSB Contest  will take place  from 12 UTC  on
30 September to 12 UTC on 1 October.  The aim of this contest is  to promote
contacts between stations in the  United Kingdom & Ireland  and stations  in
the rest of the world.  See https://www.ukeicc.com/dx-contest-rules.php  for
complete details. Next year's events will be held on 27-28 April (CW) and 31
August-1 September (SSB).

V62P & V62S ---> Cezar, VE3LYC will be active as  V62P from Pulap Atoll (OC-
155), and as V62S from Satawal Atoll (OC-299)  between 25 October and 10 No-
vember [425DXN 1687].  "I just finished a very informative,  almost two-hour
Zoom meeting with the boat captain and my contacts down in FSM", he reported
on  21 September.  "We reviewed every step of  the logistical plan,  and the
captain confirmed the transportation schedule  I already announced,  as well
as a number of other logistical details.  Meanwhile, he indicated that rela-
tively  small delays  may occur,  due to weather conditions and/or other un-
foreseen reasons that may arise.  However, this is  not going  to shorten my
stay on each atoll.  If anything, my stays  will be longer  than  originally
planned".
Cezar is  "extremely grateful for the support received  so far  from several
organizations and enthusiastic individuals.  It was my decision  and  nobody
else's to embark on this  rather complex and  expensive endeavour,  and I am
prepared  to bear  its cost".  However,  he wishes  to encourage  more  IOTA
chasers and DXers to support this project and assist him in offsetting some
of those expenses: https://v6iota.weebly.com/.

W8S: THE PILOTS TEAM ---> The 4-17 October DXpedition to Swains Island  will
be assisted by a team of Pilot stations whose job is to report on how things
are going from their location and act as liaisons between the DXpedition and
amateurs in their region:
Europe and Africa    Jan, DL7JAN
British Islands      John, G4IRN
North America        Steve, N2AJ
South America        Siso, HK3W
Asia                 Champ, E21EIC
Oceania              Lee, VK3GK
Alex, PA1AW will be the  Chief Pilot in charge of gathering all relevant in-
formation from regional pilots and channel such information to the W8S  team
on  the island.  See  https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/the-pilots-team/  for  the
details.

ZD9W ---> Yuris, YL2GM left Cape Town on  15 September, but the  "Lance"  is
progressing towards Tristan da Cunha a bit slower than anticipated. As of 19
September, the estimated time of arrival was 26 September (subject to change
based on weather conditions).  Bookmark  https://www.lral.lv/zd9w/index.html
for updates.

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

===================================================================
CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3B8CW       N4GNR       EP2LMA      EA5GL       PJ4MM       M0URX
3B9FR       M0OXO       EP2LSH      EA5GL       PJ4RF       EA5GL
4K6FO       DC9RI       EP3ASA      EA5GL       PJ4SON      M0URX
4L7O        DL4WK       EP3GMR      RW6HS       PT5J        PP5JR
4X01G       4X6ZM       FO/F6BCW    F6EXV       PV2K        EA5GL
4X02G       4X6ZM       FW1JG       F4FTV       PZ5JW       EA5GL
4X03G       4X6ZM       FY4JI       EA5GL       R80OSM      UA3LLS
4X04G       4X6ZM       HC5CW       EB7DX       RI41POL     RN3RQ
4X0T        4Z5FI       HZ93ND      HZ1SAR      S515SOTA    S58R
4X7R        4X6OM       IB2BGBS     IQ2CP       SC7DX       SM7GIB
5Q7DX       PA7JWC      II1IADO     IZ1ZCT      SD1A        SM1TDE
5Z4PA       M0URX       II7IAME     IZ7WEM      SE5E        SM5AJV
5Z4VJ       M0URX       IL3P        IU3EDK      SN50GUC     SP2GUC
7Z93ND      HZ1SAR      IO8V        IK8ETM      SN85BNB     SP9KKA
8S80AA      SK5AA       K8R         HA7RY       SO84GDO     SP3PDO
8Z93ND      HZ1SAR      KL7SB       N4GNR       SP84GDO     SP3PDO
9A5MX       DJ4MX       KP2B        EB7DX       T32AZ       KH6QJ
9A5Y        9A7W        LB5GI       M0OXO       T88MK       JO3LVG
9K9KSA      EC6DX       LN8W        LA6YEA      TF3D        TF3MH
A22EW       EA5GL       LO7H        EA7FTR      TI1K        EA5GL
A43KSA      EC6DX       LQ5A        EA7FTR      TM17LOTI    F8KIS
A47RS       EC6DX       LZ5K        LZ1RAY      TM19CNR     F6CQU
A60ARS      EA7FTR      NP2X        KU9C        TM200TC     F5KOI
A60ARS/5    EA7FTR      NP4Z        N4AO        TM23RBY     F8EFU
A60ARS/14   LZ1YE       OE4C/p      OE4RGC      TM23RUGB    F5KHG
A60ARS/15   EA7FTR      OG73X       OH8L        TM25DFCF    F6FNA
A65CW       DL2RMC      OH0R        OH2PM       TM63RWC     F4KLW
A91ARS      EC6DX       OH8X        EA4BQ       V26K        AA3B
AT23IDD     VU2FI       OM830DNV    OM4AZL      V31MA       M0OXO
AZ1D        EC6DX       OO35ATH     ON4ATH      V63FM       JI2UAY
C21TS       M0OXO       OP70IPA     ON6ZV       V85A        EB7DX
CX2DK       EA5GL       OV2T        PA0ABM      VE2CSI      M0URX
D44BM       EA4BQ       OV3X        OZ8AE       VK8NSB      M0URX
DA0BCC      DL2JRM      OX0J        OZ0J        VK9LAA      W7YAQ
DF0HQ       DL5AXX      PA30SPARC   PE5ENJ      XV9BPO      N4GNR
DR44WCA     DF6EX       PA50B       PC7A        Z81D        OM3JW
ED3SDC      EA1AUM      PD44WFF     PD8RW       ZA/KN7L     UA4CC
EG5VNB      EA5CP       PD50VOP     PD0ARI      ZL7IO       DK7AO
EG7FFM      EA7DK       PI40NWG     PA3GKB      ZP6AKY      IK2DUW
EH1DAA      EA1UVR      PJ2MAN      EC5AHA      ZP6SKY      EA5GL
EH1OSM      EA1UVR      PJ4DX       M0URX       ZS3Y        N4GNR

3D2RAT    Darren Johnston, PO Box 3140, Browns Plains LPO, Browns Plains,
          QLD 4118, Australia
4U1ITU    IARC, P.O. Box 6, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
5R8HN     Nobuaki Hosokawa, 8270 Fujimi, Fujimi-cho, Suwa-gun, Nagano,
          399-0211, Japan
9G1SD     David W Schneider, 1501 SW K St., Grants Pass OR 97526, USA
9M2M      Hairil Anuar Abdul Hamid, 49F Lrg 2 Taman Seri Mawar, 02600 Arau,
          Perlis, Malaysia
9M2U      Kelab Radio Amatur DX Perlis, No 79B Kampung Sempering,
          Jln Madu Santan, 01000 Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia
9M4FD     Husaini Marzuki, No. 22 Jalan RP 8/7, Taman Rawang Perdana,
          48000 Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
CT9ABZ    Simon Sintic, Cretez 8, 8270 Krsko, Slovenia
DL110RG   Enrico Stumpf-Siering, Hinter den Hoefen 4,
          27305 Bruchhausen-Vilsen, Germany
DL75BRD   Enrico Stumpf-Siering, Hinter den Hoefen 4,
          27305 Bruchhausen-Vilsen, Germany
EG5RCB    Radio Club Carthago, AAVV Fuente Cubas, C/Malaga 10-12,
          30310 Cartagena (Murcia), Spain
EI7M      John Barry, Lackabeha, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
EX0M      Wilhelm Schommer, Merscheider Weg 37, 54662 Speicher, Germany
FY5KE     Laurent Haas, 19 Rue de la Duee, BP 11, 75020 Paris, France
HB0A      AFVL Contest Team, P.O. Box 222, 9495 Triesen, Liechtenstein
II8IHBC   Michele Politano', Via IV Novembre 23, 81042 Calvi Risorta CE,
          Italy
II9IABJ   Andrea Angelillis, Corso Sicilia 24, 95040 Motta Sant'Anastasia CT
          Italy
II9IAGM   Alberto Mattei, Via Enrico Millo 20, 96010 Augusta SR, Italy
II9IGDG   Antonino Di Bella, Via Badia Grande 23, 91100 Trapani TP, Italy
OG1F      Timo Klimoff, Yrjonkatu 4 A 15, FI-28100 Pori, Finland
OG60W     Raimo Lehto, Sahratie 1 H 24, FI-01630 Vantaa, Finland
OH0V      Jukka Klemola, Aarontie 5, FI-31400 Somero, Finland
OH7K      Tero Tirri, Viskaalintie 19 D 21, FI-80230 Joensuu, Finland
P49X      Ed Muns, PO Box 1877, Los Gatos CA 95031-1877, USA
PJ2/HA3JB Kutasi Gabor, Siofok, Koch R. utca 10/A I/4, 8600, Hungary
PP4T      Fernando Cesar Almeida Laguardia, Rua Mendes Pimentel 43,
          Barbacena - MG, 36205-024, Brazil
SJ2W      Per Eklund, Teaterallen 12-0102 lgh 1102, SE-903 64 Umea, Sweden
T88FM     Toshihiro Shohshi, 162-11 Gumizawa-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama-shi,
          Kanagawa 245-0062, Japan
T88JH     Yoshiaki Sone, 2-5-21 Shoya, Settsu-shi, Osaka 566-0012, Japan
V31XX     Bill Kollenbaum, 2446 Belleair Rd, Clearwater FL 33764, USA
V44KAI    Richard J. Fiero II, 1054 Cajun Ln, Magnolia MS 39652-3902, USA
V6C       Yosuke Uchiyama, 924-4 Yokokawa-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo,
          193-0823, Japan
V6WW      Mike Sugiyama, P.O. Box 5 Ninomiya, Ninomiya-machi, Naka-gun,
          Kanagawa, 259-0123, Japan
VL4U      Cory Newman, 7 Hanover Court, Morayfield, QL 4506, Australia
W7YAQ     Robert S. Norin, PO Box 2188, Sisters OR 97759, USA
ZV5PG     Mauricio Mayrinck Falcao, Rua Professor Ivon Zardo 7,
          Ponta Grossa - PR, 84050-390, Brazil

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