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14 October 2023                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1693
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

DL     - Volker, DL1WH  will be active holiday style as DL1WH/p from Fehmarn
         Island (EU-128) on 15-29 October.  He will operate mainly CW,  with
         some SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
F      - The Radio Club de Wingles (F4KLR) will be active as TM125ED between
         4 November and 31 December.  The special callsign commemorates  the
         125th anniversary since radio pioneer Eugene Ducretet gave a public
         demonstration of  wireless communication  between the  Eiffel Tower
         and the Pantheon 4 km away  (5 November 1898).  All CW and SSB QSOs
         will be confirmed automatically  via the bureau and eQSL,  FT8 QSOs
         will be confirmed via eQSL only; direct cards via F4KLR.
I      - Members of  ARI Roma (IQ0RM)  will operate  special  event  station
         II0MKFR from Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition on 20-22 Octo-
         ber (https://makerfairerome.eu/en/).
P4     - John, W2GD will be active again as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) on  24-
         30 October.  Main activity will be during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest;
         outside the contest he will be QRV on 160m CW, as well as on 30, 17
         and 12 metres  as time permits.  QSL via LoTW,  or direct to  N2MM.
         [TNX NG3K]
PA     - Dutch members  of the  European DX Foundation  will operate special
         callsigns  PA37EUDXF, PB37EUDXF,  PC37EUDXF, PD37EUDXF,  PE37EUDXF,
         PF37EUDXF, PG37EUDXF, PH37EUDXF and PI37EUDXF between  1 and 30 No-
         vember to celebrate the EUDXF's 37th anniversary. QSL PH37EUDXF via
         PA2TMS;  QSL other callsigns via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS (preferred),
         or via PA1AW.
PY0T   - Team PR0T will be active on 40-10 metres from  Trindade Island (SA-
         010) for about three days  sometime in November  (exact dates to be
         confirmed by the Brazilian Navy,  which will provide transport  and
         accomodation).  The  on-site  team  (PY1ZV, PT2IC and  PY6RT)  will
         operate SSB and CW  from the main camp;  the FT8  station,  located
         300-400m away, will be operated remotely by ten other amateurs. QSL
         via M0OXO's OQRS.  Bookmark http://www.pr0t.com.br/home/  for  more
         information and updates.
PZ     - Renato, PY8WW will be active as PZ5TW from Suriname from 25 October
         to 3 November. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 80-6 metres,  and
         will participate  in the  CQ WW DX SSB Contest (SOSB 15m).  QSL via
         Club Log's OQRS.
T32    - Ken, KH6QJ will be active again as T32AZ  from Kiritimati/Christmas
         Island (OC-024),  East Kiribati  on  11-24 October. He will operate
         SSB on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres.  QSL via KH6QJ, direct or
         bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
UR_ant - Serhiy, UW5EHR is a member of the  XXVIII Ukrainian Antarctic Expe-
         dition (2023-24)  at the  Akademik Vernadskyi station  on  Galindez
         Island (AN-006),  Antarctica.  He will remain  there  through March
         2024.  Briefly active as VP8/UW5EHR, he has used the club station's
         callsign EM1U since 7 October.  He operates FT8, FT4 and SSB on 40-
         10 metres. QSL via LoTW.
V6     - Members of the Yokohama DX Club will be active  as V6SX  from  Weno
         Island (OC-011),  Micronesia on  23-31 October  to celebrate  their
         club's 50th anniversary.  They will operate CW, SSB and FT8/FT4  on
         80-6m (hopefully also on 160 and/or 60m),  and will participate  in
         the  CQ WW DX SSB Contest as V6Y. QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
VP2M   - K2DM, George will be active as VP2MDM  from Montserrat (NA-103)  on
         25-30 October.  Main activity will be during the  CQ WW DX SSB Con-
         Contest;  outside the contest he will operate FT8 and some CW.  QSL
         via LoTW, or direct to K2DM. [TNX The Daily DX]
XT     - Harald, DF2WO has been active again as XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Bur-
         kina Faso since 11 October, and will remain there until 26 October.
         He operates all modes on the HF bands, 6 metres and via QO-100. QSL
         via M0OXO's OQRS.
ZL7    - Holger, ZL3IO will be active again as ZL7IO from  Waitangi, Chatham
         Islands (OC-038) from 25 October  until after the CQ WW DX SSB Con-
         test. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via DK7AO.

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

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The September 2023 issue is available for download
at https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA]

IREF TO CEASE OPERATION ---> The  Island Radio Expedition Foundation (IREF),
the only expedition funding organization specifically focused on  IOTA expe-
ditions, is ceasing operation. Formed in 1999 by AD5A, N5UR, AB5EB and NI5DX
(SK)  after their H75A expedition to NA-209,  through its  donors  IREF  has
contributed more than 80,000 USD to IOTA expeditioners  since its inception.
"One of the primary reasons for ceasing operations", AD5A says, "is that the
funding model  for expeditions  has changed.  OQRS has given expeditioners a
much easier tool for raising money than the traditional methods of the past.
Accordingly, requests were down  as were contributions. IREF is proud of its
legacy, but times have changed  and  IREF's impact  has been diminished over
the past few years".

W8S ---> Operations from Swains Island began at 08.30 UTC on 7 October. With
temperatures around 40 degrees Celsius and very high humidity,  building the
stations required a great deal of effort  from the entire team.  This is one
of the reasons why the stations  took a little longer  to set up than hoped.
The DXpedition will  not be extended  to compensate for the late start,  and
the team will leave the island sometime in the local morning (UTC afternoon)
of 17 October.  "The team is fully aware that not everything is going as ex-
pected  and therefore  the expectation  cannot be fully met  yet",  the team
posted on 10 October. "Despite the extreme conditions in which to work,  the
ambition is as high as ever, and  the team is doing  everything possible  to
meet expectations". According to Club Log's latest statistics,  at 03:48 UTC
on 13 October W8S had made 57247 QSOs with 16028 unique callsigns:


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AJT, 3D2RRR, 3X1A, 4U1A, 4U1UN,
5UA99WS, 5V7RU, 5W0RS, 6W/IV3FSG, 9N1CA, 9N7AA, 9Q1AA, 9Q1ZZ, AP2HA, BA5HAM,
(NA-016), LZ1015RW, LZ50BFRA, LZ78KA, MM0PLX/p (EU-012), OH0AZX, OT2023EPIC,
(NA-135), XF3H (NA-045), XF3M (NA-045), XF3O (NA-090), XT2SE.


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