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21 October 2023                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1694
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9M6    - Saty, JE1JKL will be active again as 9M6NA  from Labuan Island (OC-
         133), East Malaysia for the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (SOAB 15m) and the
         CQ WW DX CW Contest (SOAB).  QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS. [TNX
         NG3K]
A2     - The  Russian DXpedition Team  will be active again  as  A25RU  from
         Botswana from  26 October to 12 November.  Seven operators  (namely
         R5EC, R7AL, RA1ZZ, RW9JZ, UA3QLC, OK8AU and SP6EQZ)  will be QRV on
         160-6 metres  CW and SSB  with  three stations,  and digital  modes
         (mainly FT8)  with six or seven stations.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
         See https://www.rudxt.com/a25ru for more information.
A5     - Abie, AB1F will be active as  A52AA  from Thimphu, Bhutan on  19-27
         October. He will operate SSB on  40, 20, 15 and 10 metres.  QSL via
         home call (direct or bureau); he will upload his log to LoTW, eQSL,
         Club Log.
H4     - H40WA has been postponed to 2024 (see Good to Know below), but team
         member Jun OE1JUN/JH4RHF is going on a solo expedition. Running 100
         watts into wires, he will be active as H44RH from Honiara (OC-047),
         Solomon Islands  starting on  23 October until probably 31 October.
         He also plans  to be active as  H40RH  from Pigeon Island (OC-065),
         Temotu  Province,  tentatively on  1-9 November:  "there  might  be
         several options to go to Temotu", he says. "Most probably I need to
         arrange it  next week  in Honiara  to see  the best option  at that
         moment".  Check  https://www.qrz.com/db/H40RH  for updates. He will
         operate mainly CW,  possibly with SSB activity  during the CQ WW DX
         Contest and FT8 on 6 metres if the band is open. QSLs via OE1JUN.
I      - Italian stations participating in this year's  JOTA/JOTI event (20-
         22  October,  https://www.jotajoti.info/)  include  II0BP,  II2JOT,
         II2JOTA,  II3BP,  II5BP,  II5JOTA,  II6BP,  II7BP,  II7JAM,  II9BP,
         IO4JOTA and IR2JOTA. QSL via operator's instructions.
OY     - Christian EA3NT,  Col MM0NDX  and  Jonathan MM0OKG will join  local
         operators and participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as  OY6A (QSL
         via LoTW)  from the  Faroe Islands (EU-018).  Before and after  the
         contest they will be QRV as OY/EA3NT, OY/MM0NDX and OY/MM0OKG.
PJ5    - John, W5JON will be active again as  PJ5/W5JON from  Sint Eustatius
         (NA-145) on 25-31 October.  He will operate SSB and FT8  on  60-6m.
         QSL via LoTW, or direct to home call. [TNX NG3K]
PJ7    - After the CQ WW DX SSB Contest, Ed, N2HX  will move from  St. Kitts
         to  Sint Maarten (NA-105).  He will be QRV as  PJ7PL, including en-
         tries in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (25-26 November)  and the ARRL 10-
         Meter Contest (9-10 December). QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
         [TNX N2HX]
V4     - Ed, N2HX will be active as V4/N2HX from St. Kitts (NA-104)  from 21
         October to  18 November,  including an entry  in  the  CQ WW DX SSB
         Contest as V49R. QSLs via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX N2HX]
VE     - Pierre, VK3KTB  and  Alexey VE1RUS will be active  again as  VY0ERC
         from the Eureka Amateur Radio Club station on Ellesmere Island (NA-
         008) between 21 October and 22 November. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.
VK     - Tom, VK2WN (SP7WT) will be active as  AX37EUDXF  between 15 October
         and 30 November to celebrate the  37th anniversary of the  European
         DX Foundation. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log's OQRS. He does not use
         the bureau.
ZF     - Rich, NN3W will be active as ZF2RD from Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
         (NA-016)  on  24-31 October.  He will operate CW and SSB  on the HF
         bands, and will participate in the  CQ WW DX SSB Contest  as  ZF2B.
         QSLs via LoTW, or via NN3W.

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

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CB0ZA ---> Mike, AD5A has joined the multi-national team that will be active
from Robinson  Crusoe Island (SA-005), Juan Fernandez on 13-20 February 2024
[425DXN 1683].  The North American operators  will meet on 7-10 December  to
test the radio equipment and prepare the antennas for shipment to Chile. See
https://cb0za.com/ for more information and updates. [TNX CE1TBN]

H40WA: POSTPONED ---> The  Intrepid  DX Group's  DXpedition  to  the  Temotu
Province [425DXN 1679]  "cannot go forward as planned  from  26 October to 9
November",  the co-leaders announced on 16 October.  The new tentative dates
are 22 February-7 March 2024.
"A few weeks  ago,  we reported  that  all of our equipment  was shipped  to
Honiara, and was to be transported by vessel onto Temotu.  Unfortunately, we
have just been informed that the transport ship  has yet again been delayed,
and our equipment will not make it to Temotu in time for our planned activa-
tion date. All other options have been exhausted and we have no other viable
options other than to reschedule for the February/March timeframe.  The team
is now working on getting our flights and hotel reservations rescheduled. If
any of our  donors/sponsors  need a refund for your donations,  please email
pauln6pse[@]gmail.com for a refund".

V62P & V62S ---> On 16 October  Cezar, VE3LYC  received  "the shockingly sad
news that captain Callistus,  who was in charge of sailing the boat to Pulap
and Satawal, had just passed away. He was in mid 50s, had a very good under-
standing of this project and obtained the support of the local Chiefs,  whom
he knew personally.  Captain Callistus was  truly happy  to be part of  this
project and will be sorely missed".
In any case,  the company Cezar has hired for the voyage  has confirmed that
they will be able to provide their services as planned. The timelime of this
project has not changed, and Cezar still plans to be QRV as  V62P from Pulap
(OC-155) on 1-7 November,  and as  V62S from Satawal (OC-299) on 9-16 Novem-
ber. See https://v6iota.weebly.com/ for updates.

W8S ---> The DXpedition to Swains Island made 89,530 QSOs with 21,471 unique
Callsigns  and  an  even distribution  over the three  largest areas (Europe
35.1%, North America 30.8%, Asia 29%).  The complete statistics can be found
on https://clublog.org/charts/?c=W8S#r. The QSL manager (M0OXO) has received
the final logs. Please note that log check requests for Busted Calls, Not in
Log and/or Missing Calls should be processed through the "Not in Log?"  form
on his OQRS: https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs.

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

===================================================================
CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3B9HL       3B8HL       FK8HA       K3IRV       OZ0MF       DF5LW
3V8CB       LX1NO       FK8HM       F5MFV       OZ18CHR     OZ1ACB
3Z8GSC      SP8GSC      FS/AC4LN    UA4WHX      PI4YLC      PD3GVQ
4K50DHC     4K4K        HC1MD/2     K8LJG       PR9KID      PY9AA
4U24OCT     9A2AA       HF0LODZ     SP7PGK      SG0X        SM0MLZ
5B4AMX      LZ3SM       HF600LD     SP7PGK      SG8X        SM5AQD
5W1SA       JA1DXA      HF800SMICZ  SP6VE       SK3W        SM5CCT
6Y/LU9ESD   LZ1YE       HH2AA       EB7DX       SM2U        SM0CXU
6Y5HN       EA5GL       HI3K        EB7DX       SM5X        SM5GMZ
7X2TT       EA5GL       HK3C        M0URX       SP150PES    SP3PDO
8P2K        KU9C        II7SNP      IQ7PU       SP600LD     SP7PGK
8S0C        SM0MPV      J28RC       EA5GL       SQ600LD     SP7PGK
9H6S        9H1PI       JW5X        LA5X        T2C         DL4SVA
9J2REK      EA5GL       JW6VM       LA6VM       TF3T        TF3MH
9K2JJ       EA5GL       JW7XK       LA7XK       TG9ADM      EA5GL
9K2NO       EC6DX       JW9DL       LA9DL       TG9ADQ      VE7BV
9V1YC       W5UE        KL7SB       N4GNR       TG9ADV      VE7BV
A62A        EA7FTR      L36Z        LU4DXU      TG9AJR      M0URX
A71/RN1B    RW3RN       LC5C        LA6KOA      TG9AOR      EC6DX
AC6XT/6Y    JA7FYF      LN2T        LA2T        TM17FFF     F4GFE
AO23DMPC    EA5RKB      LX44FF      LX1CC       TO8FH       F5GSJ
AO30MRB     EA6SB       LX9S        HB9AOF      VK4A        M0OXO
AP2TN       N4BAA       LZ288MS     LZ1KCP      VK8MC       M0URX
CN2FPU      F6FPU       NL8F        N7RO        VK90AR      M0OXO
CO7WT/6Y    IK2DUW      OE1200W     OE3WMW      VL3E        VK3TZ
CT3BH       OH2BH       OF9X        OH2BH       VL4A        VK4BLE
CT9/OM3RG   OM2FY       OG3B        OH3RB       VL4R        VK4ZD
E51JAN      SP9FIH      OH3Z        OH1NX       VP8WA       M0OXO
E6AM        LZ1GC       OH6K        OH6AD       VP9IN       EC6DX
EE7RW       EA7URI      OH8K        OH8KXK      W8S         M0OXO
EG8DP       EA8URE      OI3V        OH3KAV      XT2AW       M0OXO
EH7DLH      EA7DA       OL750HOL    OK1MR       XV9Q        N4GNR
EL2EF       N2OO        OR79CLM     ON6HC       YB9/RN1B    RW3RN
EM1U        UT7UA       OV9M        DF9TM       ZL7/SP5EAQ  SP7DQR
EP2C        EA5GL       OX18CHR     OZ1ACB      ZW7T        PT7ST
ET3AA       N2OO        OY18CHR     OZ1ACB      ZZ5BB       PP5DZ

4L4DX    Alexander Nersesian, 1790 E Indigo Dr, Chandler AZ 85286, USA
5R8AL    Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol,
         BS49 5HQ, United Kingdom
5W0RS    Antonello Scauso, Via Tenente Minniti 105, 98057 Milazzo ME, Italy
6Y/VY2MA Saulius Zalnerauskas, Nemuno g. 3A, Bruze, Batniavos sen., 
         LT-54190 Kauno r. sav, Lithuania
9N7AA    Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
AP2N     Muhammad Naeem, 965 Village View Ln, Cary NC 27519, Usa
CT8ACA   Wolfgang Isele, Postfach 1301, 78637 Trossingen, Germany
DL4SVA   Georg Tretow, Postfach 1114, 23931 Grevesmuehlen, Germany
EB7DX    David Lianez Fernandez, Apartado Postal 163, 21080 Huelva, Spain
EG1FPL   Jose Antonio Vazquez Garcia, Apartado Postal 160, 33420 Lugones
         (Asturias), Spain
F5GSJ    Christian Bernard, 19 avenue Hoche, 77330 Ozoir la Ferriere, France
J5JUA    Joao Carlos Marinho, Travessa do Carrascal 74, Carrascal de Manique
         2645-426 Alcabideche, Portugal
JV1A     Togtokhin Tumurbaatar, 2516 10th Street, Berkeley CA 94710-2520,
         USA
KH0W     Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
KH6BB    Chuck Malefyt, 1821 Vancouver Pl, Honolulu HI 96822, USA
LZ1GC    Stanislav Iv. Vatev, ul. Gen. Karcov 6A, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria
M0OXO    Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG,
         United Kingdom
OG66X    Jouni Mehtomaa,  Kylmalantie 1, FI-92140 Pattijoki, Finland
SM2S     Kari Alamaki, Henrikssonsbacke 9A, SE-953 94 Seskaro, Sweden
SP7DQR   Marek Niedzielski, Skr. Poczt. 15, 25-648 Kielce 9, Poland
V26OC    Brian Mcginness, 1001 Hawlings Road, Brookeville MD 20833, USA
V55AF    Mike Alberts, PO. Box 31410, Pionierspark, 10023, Namibia
V63AH    Ulrich Krieg, OT Soellichau, Feldstr. 26, 06905 Bad Schmiedeberg,
         Germany
VA3FIRE  Fire Prevention Week Special Event, c/o Siemens Fire Safety USA,
         2 Gatehall Drive, Parsippany NJ 07054, USA
VJ2J     David E. Burger, PO Box 37, Mount Colah, NSW 2079, Australia
VJ4T     Kenneth A. Bawden, PO Box 537, Gatton QLD 4343, Australia
VK7C     Catherine Hammond, 57 Gatenbys Road, Gravelly Beach, TAS 7276,
         Australia
VL4U     Cory Newman, 7 Hanover Court, Morayfield, QL 4506, Australia
XM3NAVRES RCSCC Quinte ARC, 16 South Front Street, Belleville ON K8N 2Y3,
          Canada
ZF9CW    Stanford H. Stockton, PO Box 73, Siloam Springs AR 72761-0073, USA
ZM1A     Jacky Calvo, 780 Whakamarama Road, RD 7, Tauranga 3179, New Zealand
ZM4T     Holger Hannemann, 262 Waimarama Heights, RD 12, Havelock North 4294
         New Zealand

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