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28 October 2023                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1695
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                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5H     - Ferdy, HB9DSP will be active again as  5H3FM  from  Zanzibar Island
         (AF-032), Tanzania from 25 November to 9 December.  He will operate
         SSB and FT8 on 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres.  QSL via LoTW (preferred),
         or via home call (bureau or direct).
9L     - Shabu, M0KRI  will be active as  9L5M  from  Freetown, Sierra Leone
         from 24 November to 5 December. He will operate FT8, CW and SSB  on
         80-6 metres and the QO-100 satellite.  QSL via G3SVK;  he will also
         upload his log to LoTW and Club Log.
A2     - A25R is  the  callsign issued  to the  Russian DXpedition Team  for
         their current activity from Botswana [425DXN 1694]. Seven operators
         will be QRV on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes  (mainly FT8)
         until 12 November. See https://www.rudxt.com/a25r for more informa-
         tion.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS; the  Live Stream  feature  has been
         enabled.
C6     - Jay, WA1JAY will be active as WA1JAY/C6A from Paradise (Hog) Island
         (NA-001), Bahamas on  5-10 November.  He will operate holiday style
         via FM satellites, as well as  SSB and FT8/FT4 on 40-10 metres.  He
         plans to upload his log to LoTW and Club Log.  Updates to be posted
         to https://twitter.com/_wa1jay_.
F      - Members of the  Radio-Club  de la Haute Ile  will  operate  special
         callsign TM5GGU  from  28 October to 1 November  in memory of their
         friend Herve Fabbro, F5GGU, who passed away in April 2021.  QSL via
         qrz.com.
H4     - Jun, OE1JUN (JH4RHF) has been active as H44RH from Honiara (OC-047)
         Solomon Islands since 23 October [425DXN 1694],  and now expects to
         remain there until 1 November,  possibly including an entry  in the
         CQ WW DX SSB Contest. On 2 November he will fly to Temotu Province,
         and be active as  H40RH  from Pigeon Island (OC-065) until 9 Novem-
         ber. He operates mainly CW,  plus FT8 on 6 metres  if  the band  is
         open. QSL via Club Log's OQRS; or via OE1JUN (direct or bureau).
H44    - The H44WA DXpedition  to  Guadalcanal (OC-047), Solomon Islands  is
         confirmed to take place on 15-29 November.  The team will arrive on
         12 November,  and there might be some limited activity on FT8 while
         they build their antenna farm. QSL via M0URX's OQRS (preferred), or
         direct to his mailing address.  Bureau cards will not  be provided,
         and there will be  "no full log LoTW upload".  More information and
         detailed QSLling policy can be found on https://www.h44wa.com/.
HR     - Max, N5NHJ (I8NHJ) will be active as  HQ9CW from Roatan Island (NA-
         057, EK66rh) on 22-29 November.  He will operate  CW only on 20-6m,
         and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (SOSB on 15 or 10m,
         low power). QSL via LoTW, or direct to N5NHJ.
HR     - Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from Copan,  Honduras
         from 25 November to 21 March 2024. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8/
         FT4 on the HF bands. QSL via F6AJA (direct or bureau); logsearch on
         http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php. [TNX F6AJA]
EI     - Special event callsign EI80MB will be active from  1 November to 31
         May 2024 to commemorate the 80th anniversary since  168 German sea-
         men were miraculously rescued from the waters of the  Bay of Biscay
         after a battle between British and German naval forces (29 December
         1943). Carried out by the small Irish coaster "Kerlogue"  (callsign
         EIMB), the rescue took more than ten hours. QSL via Club Log's OQRS
         or via EI6AL.
OE     - 4U2U is the special callsign for the  VIC  Amateur Radio Contest DX
         Club (4U1A, https://4u1a.club/) to celebrate United Nations Day  on
         24-31 October. This activity counts for  Austria for DXCC,  and for
         the  Vienna International Centre  for the  CQ DX Marathon.  QSL via
         UA3DX.  United Nations Day  marks  the anniversary  of the official
         creation of the UN (24 October 1945).
PY0F   - Renner, PY7RP  has been active as  PY0FR  from  Fernando de Noronha
         (SA-003) since 24 October,  and will remain there until 30 October.
         He operates mainly FT8 on the HF bands and 6 metres;  he will enter
         the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as PS0F.  QSLs via LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS,
         or direct to PY7RP.
VP5    - Look for VP5/N5VOF, VP5/WD5JR and VP5/KJ5CMP to be active from Pro-
         videnciales (NA-002) on 1-10 November. They will operate mainly SSB
         on 40-6 metres,  with plans to be active from POTA locations.  QSLs
         direct to home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZL7    - JA1SVP, JE1SYN and JF1OCQ will be active as  ZL7A  from the Chatham
         Islands (OC-038) on 9-22 November.  They will operate SSB, CW,  FT8
         and FT4 on 160-6m with  three stations.  QSL via LoTW  (preferred),
         Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or direct to JF1OCQ.

EUDXF ACTIVITY MONTH ---> Celebrating the  37th anniversary of the  European
DX Foundation, a number of special callsigns will be activated between 1 and
30 November: AX37EUDXF (Australia), DU37EUDXF (Philippines), HA37EUDXF (Hun-
gary),  OE37EUDXF  (Austria),  OO37EUDXF  (Belgium),  PA37EUDXF,  PB37EUDXF,
PC37EUDXF, PD37EUDXF, PE37EUDXF, PF37EUDXF,  PG37EUDXF, PH37EUDXF, PI37EUDXF
(Netherlands),  TM37EUDX (France),  UE37EUF  (Russia).  QSL  via  operators'
instructions.  An award will be available, complete information can be found
on https://www.eudxf.eu/the-36eudxf-award-2/.

CQ WW DX SSB CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their parti-
cipation in this year's event (28-29 October, www.cqww.com/rules.htm):
ZONE   CALL          CATEGORY     COUNTRY              QSL VIA     
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01     VE8DAV        SO           Canada               VE8DAV     
02     VE2IDX        SOSB 20m HP  Canada               VE3ZF      
07     HQ9A          SO           Honduras             LoTW/VE3DZ 
08     6Y1V          SOAB HP      Jamaica              LZ1YE      
08     8P5A          SOAB HP      Barbados             LoTW/HA1AG 
08     C6AXX                      Bahamas              LoTW/NN2T  
08     FG4KH         SOAB         Guadeloupe           LoTW/F1DUZ 
08     J62K          M/S          St. Lucia            K9HZ       
08     KP2B          SOSB 10m     US Virgin Isls       EB7DX      
08     KP3J          SOSB 10m     Puerto Rico          EB7DX      
08     KP4AA         M/S HP       Puerto Rico          LoTW       
08     NP4Z          SOAB HP      Puerto Rico          N4AO       
08     TO5A          M/2          Martinique           LoTW       
08     V26B          M/?          Antigua & Barbuda    LoTW       
08     V47T          M/S          St Kitts & Nevis     LoTW/W2RQ  
08     V49R          SO LP        St Kitts & Nevis     N2HX       
08     VP2MDM        SOAB HP      Montserrat           LoTW       
08     VP5M          M/?          Turks & Caicos Isls  LoTW       
08     ZF1A          M/2          Cayman Isls          LoTW       
08     ZF2B          M/S          Cayman Isls          LoTW/NN3W  
09     9Z4A          SO           Trinidad & Tobago    9Z4A       
09     FY5FY         SOSB HP      French Guiana        LoTW       
09     FY5KE         SOSB 10m HP  French Guiana        LoTW       
09     P40W          SOAB HP      Aruba                LoTW       
09     P49Y          SO           Aruba                LoTW/AE6Y  
09     PJ2T          M/M          Curacao              LoTW       
09     PJ4K          M/2          Bonaire              KU9C       
09     PZ5TW         SOSB 15m LP  Suriname             PY8WW      
10     HD1A          M/M          Ecuador              LoTW/HC1QRC
11     PS0F          SO           Fernando de Noronha  LoTW       
12     3G0Y          M/?          Easter Island        CE2ML      
12     CB7A          SO           Chile                LoTW       
12     LP7D          M/S          Argentina            LoTW/LU4AA 
12     XQ1KZ         SOSB 15m HP  Chile                LoTW       
14     CQ8Q          SOSB 20m HP  Azores               PT2FM      
14     CR2B          SO           Azores               LoTW/EA1BP 
14     EE5A          M/?          Spain                EA5URV     
14     GJ0KYZ        SO HP        Jersey               LoTW/GJ0KYZ
14     GM5G          M/?          Scotland             MM0TGH     
14     LN8W          M/M          Norway               LA6YEA     
14     LX8M          M/S LP       Luxembourg           LoTW       
14     MD4K          M/?          Isle of Man          G3NKC      
14     OT5A          M/M          Belgium              LoTW       
14     OY6A          M/?          Faroe Isls           LoTW       
15     IR0A          SOSB 80m     Sardinia             OM2FY      
20     5B/HA5PP      SOAB         Cyprus               HA5PP      
20     TA3J          SOSB 80m LP  Turkey               LoTW/TA3J  
21     4L2M          SOSB 40m     Georgia              EA7FTR     
21     4L5EE         SOSB 15m HP  Georgia              LoTW       
21     4L5O          SOSB 80m HP  Georgia              LoTW/N3SL  
21     4L8A          SOSB 10m     Georgia              LoTW/M0OXO 
21     4L9M          SO           Georgia              LoTW       
23     B0A           M/M          China                BA4TB      
25     D70LW         M/S HP       Korea                LoTW       
26     3W9A          SO           Vietnam              LoTW       
26     E2A           M/S HP       Thailand             LoTW/E21EIC
27     AH2R          M/?          Guam                 LoTW       
27     JD1BQP        SOAB         Ogasawara            LoTW/JP1IHD
27     V63AH         SO           Micronesia           LoTW/DL2AH 
27     V63CB         SOAB         Micronesia           LoTW       
27     V6Y           M/2          Micronesia           LoTW       
28     7A2A          M/?          Indonesia            LoTW       
28     9M6NA         SOSB 15m     East Malaysia        LoTW       
28     9M6W          SOSB         East Malaysia        LoTW       
28     H44RH         SO           Solomon Isls         OE1JUN     
28     YB0ECT        SOSB 10m HP  Indonesia            W2FB       
30     VK1A          M/S          Australia            LoTW       
31     KH6J          M/M          Hawaii               LoTW       
31     T2C           M/S          Tuvalu               DL4SVA     
32     5W5W          M/?          Samoa                LoTW       
32     E51JAN        SOSB 10m     North Cook Isls      SP9FIH     
32     YJ0CA         SO           Vanuatu              VK2YUS     
32     YJ0TT         M/M          Vanuatu                         
32     ZL7/SP5EAQ    SO           Chatham Isls         LoTW/SP7DQR
32     ZL7IO         SOAB         Chatham Isls         LoTW/DK7AO 
33     CQ3W          SO           Madeira              LoTW       
33     EA8RM         SOAB HP      Canary Isls          LoTW       
33     IH9/OK1M      SOSB 15m     AF Italy             OK1M       
33     IH9YMC        SOSB         AF Italy             LoTW       
35     D4C           M/?          Cape Verde           LoTW       
40     OX3LX         SO           Greenland            LoTW/OZ0J  
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K  at https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqs2023.html -  good contest to
you all!

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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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4W8X: OPERATING ---> "In November 2023 there will be a good number of inter-
esting DXpeditions on the air.  Other teams  have published  lists  of their
'proposed operating frequencies'  on their websites.  We strongly feel  that
this will not work out with  so many activities at the same time -  at least
in the classic modes CW and SSB, and on the classic bands (and in the age of
DX Cluster it truly sounds outdated, too).  4W8X does  not announce frequen-
cies.  When we  QSY to a new band,  we will live  with the  actual situation
which we find on the new band.  It means: we will respect  ongoing pile-ups,
and we expect the same from our fellow DX colleagues".
As for the digital modes,  "most of the  4W8X operators are  focused  on the
classic modes CW and SSB, with RTTY ranking #3",  the team states.  "In RTTY
you will find us on typical frequencies.  We'll also take part in the  WAEDC
RTTY Contest  (11-12 November).  When the RTTY pile-up grows too big,  we'll
operate split".  For FT8 and FT4, 4W8X will use "MSHV software with multiple
streams a few kHz up from the regular FT4/FT8 frequencies".
Plans are for 4W8X to be QRV with  part-time/restricted operations  on  6-13
November  and again on  27 November-5 December, and a  "full 24/7 service on
as many band/mode combinations as possible" on  14-26 November  (including a
Multi-Multi entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest). The DXpedition is expected to
be QRT for good at +/- 3 UTC on 6 December.
See http://www.timor-leste-dx.de/operating/general.php  or operating tips
and more information.

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QSLs received direct or through  managers:  1A0C, 4L4DX, 4S7AB, 4U1A, 5V7RU,
5Z4VJ, ET3AA, FO/AA7JV, HH2RCH, IP1X (EU-083), KG4NE, OL68DURAK, PT6D,  RI0Z
(AS-039),  S21VZ, T33T, T77C,  TC100HQ, TF/K5KG, TO60CNES, TX60CNES,  TY0RU,
TY5AF, VP6A, VU2PHD, XF2C (NA-135), XF3H (NA-045),  XF3M (NA-045), XF3O (NA-
090), Z61DX, ZD7BG, ZF1A.

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