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18 November 2023                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1698
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B8    - Once again team 3B8M (https://www.facebook.com/3B8Mauritius/)  will
         participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest  (M/M category)  from Mauri-
         tius (AF-049).  QSL  3B8M via LoTW  and  M0OXO's OQRS.  This year's
         operating team includes 4O3A,  G0CKV (3B8HA),  G3XTT,  K0AV,  KX7M,
         M0SDV and WD6T.  Before and after the contest  they will be  QRV on
         all bands  CW, SSB, FT8.  QSL 3B8/K0AV via LoTW;  QSL 3B8/M0SDV via
         LoTW and Club Log's OQRS; QSL 3B8HA via LoTW and M0OXO's OQRS;  QSL
         3B8/KX7M via F5CWU's OQRS (https://www.f5cwu.net/oqrs/).
5B     - Yuri, VE3DZ will be active as 5B4AQW from Anogyra, Cyprus on  19-28
         November.  He will participate in the  CQ WW DX CW Contest  as P3D.
         QSLs via home call.
7O     - Dima, RA9USU  has been active as  7O73T  from the Diksam Plateau on
         Socotra Island (AF-028)  since 10 November,  and will remain  there
         until 28 November.  He operates mainly CW  with some FT8,  and will
         participate  in the  CQ WW CW Contest.  QSL via  Club  Log's  OQRS,
         or via UA3DX. [TNX DX World]
F      - Members of the Radio-club de Lyon (F8KLY)  will be active as  TM1AB
         from 25 November to 9 December.  The special callsign  commemorates
         the 100th anniversary  of the  first transatlantic amateur  two-way
         contact between Leon Deloy, F8AB and Fred Schnell, 1MO (28 November
         1923). [TNX F8REF]
GM     - Keith, GM4YXI and Chris, GM3WOJ will participate in the CQ WW DX CW
         Contest as  GS7V  from the  Shetland Islands (EU-012).  Before  and
         after the contest they will be QRV as GS2MP. QSL for both callsigns
         via LoTW or N3SL.
HR     - Team  HQ9X  (K1XM, KQ1F, N9NC, NG7A and W1UE)  will be active  from
         Roatan Island (NA-057)  from  20 November to 4 December,  including
         entries  in  the  CQ WW DX CW Contest,  the  ARRL 160-Meter Contest
         (first night only), and the FT Roundup (complete information can be
         found on https://www.rttycontesting.com/ft-roundup/). QSL via KQ1F.
         [TNX NG3K]
JD1_oga- Nan, JH1HST will be active as JH1HST/JD1 from  Chichijima (AS-031),
         Ogasawara on 26-29 November.  He will operate mainly FT8  with some
         SSB and/or CW on 80-6 metres.  QSL via LoTW (preferred),  eQSL,  or
         via home call.
OX     - Look for OX3LX (QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OZ0J),  OX5DM
         (QSL via Club Log's OQRS,  or direct to OZ1ACB),  OX7AKT  (QSL  via
         LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS,  or via OZ1ACB), and  OX7AM  (QSL via LoTW,
         Club Log's  OQRS,  or  via OZ1ACB)  to  be  active  from  Greenland
         (NA-018) on 21-28 November.  Alex, OX7AM will participate in the CQ
         WW DX CW Contest,  while the other three will be QRV  on 60, 30, 17
         and 12 metres. [TNX NG3K]
P4     - John, W2GD will be active as  P44W (not P40W)  from Aruba  on 21-28
         November.  Main activity  will be  during the  CQ WW DX CW Contest;
         outside the contest  he will be QRV  with a focus on 30, 17 and 12m
         as time permits. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2MM.
S7     - G3WPH, G4IRN (S79IRN), G4PVM  and GW4XUM  will be active  from  the
         Seychelles starting on 21 November, including an entry in the CQ WW
         DX CW Contest  (callsign  and  QSL route  to be announced). [TNX DX
         World]
V2     - Bud, AA3B has been active again as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) since
         10 November.  He will remain there until 27 November,  including an
         entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or
         via home call.

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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4W8X ---> "We were  in trouble deep as  - until a few hours ago -  we didn't
have a network connection  between our two sites",  the team reported on  17
November  (http://www.timor-leste-dx.de/index.php).  "The 500m  Fiber Optics
cable which  we brought  was obviously damaged  while it was laid out.  Only
today we got a 5 GHz WiFi bridge  link up and running.  Many contacts of the
last days  were not correctly  uploaded to Club Log,  but - by now - we have
made a  full upload of our log.  If you still don't see  your contact(s)  on
Club Log right now, please use the web form on our homepage and let us know.
For the  coming days  full operation of up to  12 signals  at the  same time
(plus EME) can be expected". 

IDXC 2024 ---> Registration  is now open for the  75th International DX Con-
vention,  to be held at the  Visalia Conference Center on  12-14 April 2024.
See https://www.dxconvention.org/registration.html for complete information.

PR0T ---> "Still within the first 24h of operations,  some progress has been
done", it was reported on  17 November at 13.32 UTC.  "Two fully operational
stations are  on the air.  A fully  remote FT8 station  and  a  local SSB/CW
station. All the operation till now is being run in low power.  Later today,
the team hopes to have HP available.  The goal is to keep on  exploring  the
maximum of 12m and 17m on FT8  and  the other bands on SSB/CW.  The team  is
aware of some  technical problems regarding  the delay on the  realtime log-
ging. The IT team is already dealing with that". See https://www.pr0t.com.br
for updates.

WINQSL ---> First released  in 1995,  the software  originated from  a  QSL
Manager listing on paper from 1982.  The latest version, accompanied by the
most recent dbase update (10 November 2023),  can be downloaded for free at
https://www.winqsl.com/. [TNX DF6EX]

YASME NEWS ---> The Yasme Foundation  reports  that a new  African node  has
been added to the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN)  with the activation of  7Q6M
in Malawi.  The node was funded through  a grant from  Amateur Radio Digital
Communications, https://www.ardc.net/), managed and implemented by Yasme. At
its 8 November meeting, the Yasme board also approved funding for a node in
Ushuaia, at the southern tip of Argentina. [TNX K4ZW]

+ SILENT KEY + The team leader of the CB0ZA February 2024 DXpedition,  Marco
A. Quijada, CE1EW (ex-CE6TBN and CE1TBN) has passed away.  Born in 1973  and
Licensed  since 1987,  over the past  twenty years or so  he  operated  from
several IOTA groups,  including rare ones  such as  SA-032  (CE6TBN/8 2004),
SA-043 (CE6TBN/7 2002 and 2005; XR7T 2017), SA-053 (XR7W 2008), SA-085 (3G1P
2003), SA-091 (CE6TBN/8 2004),  SA-094 (CE8A 2005, the first and so far only
operation from that group),  SA-098 (4T6I 2009).  He  also  participated  in
various DXpeditions (e.g. CE0Z 2000 and 2002, XR0Y 2009 and 9N7MD 2011)  and
a large number of contests in the multi-operator categories. 

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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       HS0ZME      SM6NT       SN6IU       SP2PBY
4L1AN       N4GNR       HZ1OMAN     HZ1SAR      SN7Q        SP7GIQ
4W8X        DJ4MX       IB2BGBS     IQ2CP       SP0LODZ     SP7PGK
5H3MB       IK2GZU      IY5PIS      IK5WOB      SP0OTC      SP3EA
6M23VGC     HL4CAF      KP3RE       EA5GL       SP105PW     SP3PDO
7O73T       UA3DX       LO7H        EA7FTR      SP105PWK    SP3PDO
7O8AD       M0OXO       LU4ZS       LU3IA       TJ9MD       IK2VUC
7O8AE       M0OXO       LZ40C       LZ2VP       TM37EUDX    PA1AW
7X0AD       EA5KB       MW9W        GW0KRL      TM3Z        F4DSK
9A30T       9A2EU       NP3X        EB7DX       TM8AB       F4KJQ
9N1CA       EA5ZD       OE40WO      OE8XDX      UE33DX      RQ7L
A43ND       EC6DX       OL7D        OK1DG       V62S        VE3LYC
A65CW       DL2RMC      OM5R        OM3KCM      VI10VKFF    VK5PAS
A91OMA      EC6DX       PB37EUDXF   PA1AW       VJ3A        VK3JA
AO100WDC    EA5RKB      PI37EUDXF   PA1AW       VJ5W        M0OXO
AP2FLY      IK2DUW      PI4DX       PD1DX       VK9XY       YL2GN
CN2JA       DL2EAD      PJ2MAN      EC5AHA      VP6MW       W0VTT
CN2MOG      DL1MOG      PJ4MM       M0URX       VP8KCA      G5KC
CN48MS      CN8WW       PR0T        M0OXO       XW0LP       M0OXO
DL100TC     DL4CQ       R100ZK      RN3RQ       YB0AR       EB7DX
E6AJ        DF8AN       R2023DX     RQ7L        ZA/IW2JOP   IW2HAJ
EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      R25RDM      RN1QB       ZF2MJ       N6MJ
EY8MM       W0VTT       RI0SP       RN3RQ       ZL7DX       M0OXO
H44WA       M0URX       SN3BUW      SP2PBY      ZP9MCE      EA5ZD
HK3JCL      DK8LRF      SN5IW       SP2PBY      ZZ1M        PY1SAD
HP1XT       KU9C        SN6ESH      SP2PBY      ZZ2RB       PT2AA

4S7KKG   Peter Vossen, Vossberg 1, 33100 Paderborn, Germany
CO6HLP   Gherardo Pannoli, Strada di Tetti Gramaglia 22, 10133 Torino TO,
         Italy
DF8AN    Michael Noertemann, Neustadt 18, 37154 Northeim, Germany
DJ4MX    Sven Lovric, Kampenwandstr. 13, 81671 Munchen, Germany
FJ4WEB   Phil Bettan, 175 Harvard Dr., Plainview NY 11803, USA
GW0A     John Barber, 49 Blackmill Road, Bryncethin, Bridgend, CF32 9YN,
         United Kingdom
HS0ZLV   Torsten Veith, Bahnweg 7, 55129 Mainz, Germany
IK2VUC   Giuliano Mondini, Ufficio Busto Arsizio, Casella Postale 10,
         21052 Busto Arsizio VA, Italy
L77D     Angel Sapienza, Ramon Falcon 1284, B1704IYB, Ramos Mejia, Argentina
LX5IGRY  Joel Erpelding, 22 Duerfstross, L-9165 Merscheid, Luxembourg
M0OXO    Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG,
         United Kingdom
M0URX    Tim Beaumont, 83 Limbrick Avenue, Coventry, CV4 9EX, United Kingdom
OZ11A    Leif Nielsen, Stenhoejvej 280, 9900 Frederikshavn, Denmark
T88PB    Nobuaki Hosokawa, 8270 Fujimi, Fujimi-cho, Suwa-gun, Nagano,
         399-0211, Japan
VA3IFF   Mike Willis, 58 Windsor Street, Guelph ON N1E 3N4, Canada
VE3LYC   Cezar Trifu, 4986 Bath Rd., Bath ON K0H 1G0, Canada
VK9QO    Koji Iijima, 7-12 Tenma, Gyoda-shi, Saitama, 361-0076, Japan
XW4DX    Vincent Colombo, 32 rue de Gibrand, 17350 Port d'Envaux, France
YL2GN    Ziedonis Knope, P.O. Box 55, Balvi LV-4501, Latvia
ZL7A     Hiroyuki Miyake, 1-3-6 Asakura Machi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma,
         371-0811, Japan

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