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2 December 2023                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1700
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

                         >>> 1700  AND COUNTING <<<                         
It all began in May 1991.  Today, 425 DX News marks its  1700th issue  after
over  thirty-two  years  of  providing  uninterrupted  service  to  the   DX
community.  To all our readers across the globe: thank you!

A6     - A60ND is the special callsign for the  Emirates Amateur Radio Soci-
         ety to celebrate the UAE National Day (2 December). QSL via EA7FTR.
         Also expected to take part in the celebrations are the Bahrain Ama-
         teur Radio Society  as  A91UAE (26 November-2 December),  the Saudi
         Amateur  Radio  Society  as  HZ1UAE  (26 November-2 December),  the
         Kuwait  Amateur Radio Society as  9K9UAE  (30 November-6 December),
         and possibly the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society as A43UAE.
A6     - Patrick, A65D says that  "planning is underway for an  IOTA activa-
         tion of the  UAE coastal islands  [AS-021 and/or AS-124, Ed.]  by a
         team of operators from the Emirates Amateur Radio Society in Decem-
         ber 2023 or January 2024". Operations are expected on most HF bands
         and on the QO-100 satellite, likely over two or three days. Details
         are expected in due course.
CY9    - The target date for the CY9C DXpedition to St. Paul Island (NA-094)
         [425DXN 1668] is now  late August  into  early September 2024.  The
         main island is controlled by the  Canadian Wildlife Service  and is
         off-limits; the team will once again have a helicopter available to
         access the smaller Northeast Island  as there is no dock or landing
         area  for a boat.  This  will  be an  all-mode  all-band  "tent and
         generator" DXpedition  with  nine  operators (K4ZLE,  K9CT,  N2IEN,
         N2TU, W0GJ, W0PR, W4DKS, WA4DAN and WW2DX).  Updates will be posted
         to https://t-rexsoftware.com/cy9c/.
EA     - Celebrating  Christmas  and  the New Year,  members  of  Radio Club
         Lliria (EA5RCL) will be active as EH5XMAS from 7 December to 7 Jan-
         uary. QSL via the bureau to EA5RCL, LoTW and eQSL.
HZ     - HZ30EXPO is the special callsign for the  Saudi Amateur Radio Soci-
         ety (HZ1SAR)  to celebrate  the election  of  Saudi Arabia  as host
         country of World Expo 2030,  which will take place in Riyadh.  Look
         for activity from 30 November to 9 December.
JD1_oga- Members  of the  Kansai Okinawa Ham Club  will be active as  JD1YCE
         from Ogasawara on 9-19 December. They will operate CW, SSB and dig-
         ital modes  on the HF bands and 6 metres.  QSL via LoTW, Club Log's
         OQRS, or direct to JA3AVO.
PA     - Celebrating Christmas and the New Year,  special callsign  PH23XMAS
         will be active on 6-28 December, followed by PH24HNY from 28 Decem-
         ber to 31 January. QSL cards will not be provided.
PZ     - Nobu, JA0JHQ will be active as  PZ5NH from  Paramaribo, Suriname on
         7-11 December.  He will operate  CW, SSB and FT8 on  various bands,
         with  main activity during the  ARRL 10-Meter Contest  (9-10 Decem-
         ber). QSL via LoTW, or direct to JA0JHQ. [TNX The Daily DX]
T32    - The Rebel DX Group will be active as T32TT from  Kiritimati/Christ-
         mas Island (OC-024), East Kiribati starting on 5 December "for 3 or
         more weeks". Plans are to have two stations for CW, one for SSB and
         twelve stations for digital modes: expect  "up to 10 streaming sig-
         nals on each band"  for both FT4 and FT8  "on normal mode  and  F/H
         mode",  using  "dedicated FT8/FT4 frequencies and standard frequen-
         cies depending  on traffic".  QSL via  Club  Log's  OQRS.  Bookmark
         https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup/ for updates.
V4     - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from  St. Kitts (NA-
         104) on 9-18 December.  He will operate SSB and FT8 on the HF bands
         and 6 metres. QSL via LoTW, or direct only to W5JON. [TNX NG3K]
VU4    - Krish, W4VKU will be active as VU4N  from the  Andaman Islands (AS-
         001) on 16-26 December.  He plans to be QRV on the HF bands and  6m
         SSB and  FT8 using MSHV on non-standard frequencies.  QSL via LoTW,
         Club Log's OQRS  (direct and bureau),  or direct to W4VKU. [TNX The
         Daily DX]
VU7    - Krish, W4VKU will be active as VU7A from the Lakshadweep Islands on
         4-10 December.  He plans to be QRV on the HF bands and 6 metres SSB
         and FT8  (see https://www.qrz.com/db/VU7A for his  planned transmit
         frequencies). QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS (direct and bureau), or
         direct to W4VKU. [TNX The Daily DX]
XT     - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Burkina Faso on 6-
         19 December.  He operates all modes on the HF bands,  6 metres  and
         via QO-100. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.
YB     - Burkhard, DL3KZA  has changed his plans [425DXN 1699]  and will  be
         active as  YB9/DL3KZA from Lombok Island (OC-150)  from 30 November
         to 18 December. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily
ZD7    - Elvira, IV3FSG will be active as ZD7Z from St. Helena (AF-022) from
         16 January to 4 February.  She will operate SSB, CW, RTTY, FT8  and
         FT4 (using MSHV)  on 160-6 metres.  Plans are to enable  Club Log's
         Live Stream feature. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, paper cards direct to

YOTA MONTH ---> The Youngsters On The Air group will  be active again during
the entire month of December. The idea for this event is to show the amateur
radio hobby to youth and to encourage  youngsters  to be active  on  the ham
radio waves. So far announced participants include stations from
Argentina             LR1YOTA
Bahrain               A91YOTA
Bosnia Herzegovina    E71YOTA
Canada                VA7YOTA
Canada                VE2YOTA
Canada                VE3YOUTH
Cuba                  CO0YOTA
Czech Republic        OL23YOTA
Egypt                 SU8YOTA
El Salvador           YS1YOTA
Finland               OH2YOTA
France                TM23YOTA
France                TM4YOTA
Germany               DQ23YOTA
Hungary               HA6YOTA
Hungary               HG0YOTA
Israel                4X1YOTA
Japan                 8N2YOTA
Korea                 HL0YOTA
Malaysia              9M2YOTA
Netherlands           PA6YOTA
Netherlands           PC6YOTA
Poland                SN0YOTA
Portugal              CQ7YOTA
Romania               YO0YOTA
Serbia                YT23YOTA
Slovakia              OM23YOTA
Slovenia              S50YOTA
South Africa          ZS9YOTA
Spain                 AO23YOTA
Sweden                SH9YOTA
Sweden                SK8YOTA
Thailand              E2YOTA 
Tunisia               3V8CB/YOTA
Turkey                TC100YOTA
United Kingdom        GB23YOTA
USA                   K8Y
USA                   K8O
USA                   K8T
USA                   K8A
QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (direct or bureau). Information about the event and
the awards can be found on https://events.ham-yota.com/.

                         *** 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 November 2023 issue  is available for download
at https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA]

EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT: PACIFIC TOUR ---> Hrane, YT1AD and a large team  will be
active from Fiji (3D2AD), Samoa (5W8A) and Tokelau between  7 February and 1
March 2024.  Main activity will be as ZK3M (or maybe ZK3A, as in 2019)  from
Tokelau (OC-048) on  15-25 February.  Current team members are  YT1AD, K1LZ,
K3JO (YT3WW), LU9ESD, R7KW,  RC9O and his wife UA9OYL,  VK3FY, YT3M,  YU3AA.
There are still openings for three or four more operators,  contact Hrane if
interested in joining the team. More information is expected in due course.

UNDERSTANDING OQRS ---> QSL Managers Charles Wilmott M0OXO and  Tim Beaumont
M0URX  have posted  on their websites  an article  to help  understand  some
changes that both have made on their Online QSL Request System:

V62P ---> After going through all sorts of trials and tribulations since his
arrival on Puluwat (see https://v6iota.weebly.com for the various ordeals he
suffered), Cezar went QRT on 30 November  and  was finally able to leave the
island on 1 December,  just in time to reach Weno  and then catch his return
flight on 3 December.

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8/KX7M    F5CWU       EA8RM       EB7DX       OX7AKT      OZ1ACB
3B8M        M0OXO       ED3Z        EA3DZ       OX7AM       OZ1ACB
3B9KW       M0CFW       ED5O        EA5URS      OY5ET       EB7DX
3V8SS       LX1NO       ED8M        EA8DIG      P3AA        RW3RN
3W9C        SP5APW      EF1A        EA1X        P3D         VE3DZ
4L0G        EA7FTR      EF6T        EA3AIR      P4/WE9V     WD9DZV
4L2M        EA7FTR      EF8BBM      EA4BQ       P40L        WA3FRP
4L5O        N3SL        EH2EUS      EA2TP       PA80STAR    PA1UN
4L8A        M0OXO       EM1U        UT7UA       PE11W       PH3T
5B4AQW      VE3DZ       FY4JI       EA5GL       PJ2T        KU9C
5H3FM       HB9DSP      GS2MP       N3SL        PJ4/KU8E    K4BAI
5J1LR       HK3LRB      GS7V        N3SL        PJ4A        K4BAI
5J3L        HK3LRB      HC2GRC      LY5CA       PJ4K        KU9C
5J3LR       HK3LRB      HF800SMICZ  SP6VE       PJ7/G4JEC   N0UK
5J4LR       HK3LRB      HG7T        HA7TM       PJ7PL       N2HX
5J5LR       HK3LRB      HI3A        EB7DX       PT5J        PP5JR
5J6LR       HK3LRB      HO2T        KU9C        PV2K        EA5GL
5J7LR       HK3LRB      HQ9X        KQ1F        PX2W        PY2YU
5R8VE       F4EZG       HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       PZ5CO       UA2FM
5W1SA       JA1DXA      HS0ZOA      EB7DX       R1941MB     R2DX
5Z4VJ       M0URX       HZ1UAE      HZ1SAR      RI1AND      RN1ON
7P8EA       HB9CCS      II2GLNO     IQ2BG       S77HQ       S79JKN
7X2RF       EA7FTR      II2S        IZ2FOS      SK3W        SM5CCT
8P2K        KU9C        II3RCT      IQ3TS       SN0RUN      SP5PPK
8P5A        HA1AG       II4CDV      IQ4FE       SN600LD     SP7PGK
8P9A        GU4YOX      IR0A        OM2FY       TF/OU2I     OZ2I
8Q7XX       DK6AS       IR4M        I4IFL       TF3W        TF3MH
9K9OMAN     EC6DX       IR4X        I4VEQ       TI7W        M0URX
9M8YY       JR3WXA      J28RC       EA5GL       TK4W        DJ4MX
A25SL       N4GNR       J79WTA      HB9MFM      TM100LTB    F8GGZ
A60A        EA7FTR      K8R         HA7RY       TM125ED     F4KLR
A60OMA/15   EA7FTR      KG4NE       NM7H        TM1AB       F8KLY
A60WRC/15   EA7FTR      KL7RA       N4GNR       TM2Y        F6BEE
A71WW       EA7FTR      KP2B        EB7DX       TM3VIN      F6KPW
A91IDPD     EC6DX       KP2M        NZ4DX       TO0T        KB9DVC
A91UAE      EC6DX       LN8W        LA6YEA      TO7A        UT5UGR
AO5NVG      EA5URG      LP1H        EA5GL       TO9W        W9ILY
AP2TN       N4BAA       LS2D        EC6DX       V26K        AA3B
AU2JCB      VU2DSI      LX7I        LX2A        V31CQ       K5PS
B0A         BA4TB       LY23XMAS    LY2QT       V47NT       W2RQ
C37N        C37URA      LZ5R        LZ1JZ       V47T        W2RQ
C4W         5B4WN       MD2C        MD0CCE      V62P        VE3LYC
CN3A        IK2OHG      MD4K        G3NKC       VE2CSI      M0URX
CR3A        OM2VL       MM2N        MM0GPZ      VK6T        EA7FTR
CT9ABN      OM2VL       NP4Z        N4AO        VK9CY       YL2GN
CT9ABP      OM3BH       OA4SS       KB6J        VL6K        VK6WX
D2ACE       CT2IXQ      OE100XBB    OE5WRO      VO2AC       VE3FU
D4C         IK2NCJ      OE6V        OE6WIG      XL3A        VE3AT
D4DX        E73Y        OH0X        OH2TA       XU7AKU      JA1DXA
D4L         IK2NCJ      OK5Z        OK2ZI       XV9Q        N4GNR
D4Z         IK2NCJ      OK7O        OK1DOL      Z21GC       K3IRV
DV8/KH7EA   SP3SUX      OM7M        OM4MM       Z68BB       S53BB
E2A         E21EIC      OT5IDPD     ON6WL       ZF1A        K7ZO
E2X         E20GMY      OT7T        ON4CJK      ZL7IO       DK7AO
E7CW        E73ESP      OX3LX       OZ0J        ZS7ANF      DL5EBE

4L4DX     Alexander Nersesian, 1790 E Indigo Dr, Chandler AZ 85286, USA
6Y8LV     Lester B. Veenstra, 452 Stable Lane, Keyser WV 26726, USA
7Q6M      Don Jones, 3130 Wisconsin Ave NW #723, Washington DC 20016, USA
9H6A      Paul Galea, 66 Triq Guze Ellul Mercer, Had-Dingli, DGL 1118, Malta
9N7AA     Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
AH2R      Sato Kouetsu, 9-15 Aoba, Nakayama-machi, Yamagata, 990-0411, Japan
C6AWA     Sergei Shepelin, 145 NW 209th Ln., Pembroke Pines FL 33029, USA
CE0YHF    Jorge Jana Lagos, Pasaje Alcoy 2270, 8206219 Puente Alto,
          Region Metropolitana, Chile
CR6K      Filipe Monteiro Lopes, Rua Manuel Jose da Silva 184, Espinheira,
          3720-537 Sao Martinho da Gandara, Portugal
CW5W      Jorge Diez Furest, Remigio Castellanos 625, 37000 - Melo,
          Cerro Largo, Uruguay
ED1R      Jesus Maria Gimare Marquez, C/ Jacinto del Barrio 2,
          05358 Papatrigo (Avila), Spain
EI1E      Gerard Scannell, 3 Kingston Close, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork,
          P67 HR44, Ireland
EI7M      John Barry, Lackabeha, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
EX0M      Wilhelm Schommer, Merscheider Weg 37, 54662 Speicher, Germany
FR8TZ     Fabrice Brassier, 10 rue de Chanlat, 63190 Moissat, France
FR8UA     Fabrice Brassier, 10 rue de Chanlat, 63190 Moissat, France
FW2CW     Jacky Calvo, 780 Whakamarama Road, RD 7, Tauranga 3179,
          New Zealand
FW5N      Jacky Calvo, 780 Whakamarama Road, RD 7, Tauranga 3179,
          New Zealand
FY5KE     Laurent Haas, 19 Rue de la Duee, BP 11, 75020 Paris, France
HB0A      AFVL Contest Team, P.O. Box 222, 9495 Triesen, Liechtenstein
HG6N      Salgotarjani Varosi Radioklub, Salgotarjan, Meredek ut 6 II/1,
          3100, Hungary
J42L      Leo Fiskas, 1 Argyriou Gouzgou Str., 52 200 Argos Orestiko, Greece
JW7QIA    Peter Lund, Tungenesveien 195, 4071 Randaberg, Norway
KH0W      Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
KU9C      Steven M. Wheatley, PO Box 529, Mount Freedom NJ 07970-0529, USA
LT1F      Karlos Luis Bruno, Calle Espana 1115, S2000DBW, Rosario, Argentina
LX8M      Joel Erpelding, 22 Duerfstross, L-9165 Merscheid, Luxembourg
LY/ER1LW  Veaceslav Lisii, 88-7947 209 St, Langley BC V2Y 0Y6, Canada
NP2J      Dan Flaig, PO Box 25941, Christiansted VI 00824-1941, USA
OG1F      Timo Klimoff, Yrjonkatu 4 A 15, FI-28100 Pori, Finland
OH0V      Jukka Klemola, Aarontie 5, FI-31400 Somero, Finland
OH0Z      Laurent D. Thomin, 1615 Beaconshire Rd, Houston TX 77077-3817, USA
OX5DM     Allis Andersen, Gyngemose Parkvej 11 2.th., 2860 Soeborg, Denmark
P44W      Carol Richards, 22 Mill Rd, Shamong NJ 08088, USA
PJ2ND     Jeffrey A. Maass, 9256 Concord Rd, Powell OH 43065-9625, USA
PJ7EE     Gary L. Hunt, 99 Maple Ridge Drive, Morton IL 61550, USA
PP4T      Fernando Cesar Almeida Laguardia, Rua Mendes Pimentel 43,
          Barbacena - MG, 36205-024, Brazil
PX2A      Carlos Adalberto Carareto, Estrada de Santo Amaro 201,
          Sao Paulo - SP, 05544-000, Brazil
PZ5MA     Saulius Zalnerauskas, Nemuno g. 3A, Bruze, LT-54190 Kauno r. sav,
SJ2W      Per Eklund, Teaterallen 12-0102 lgh 1102, SE-903 64 Umea, Sweden
TI5/VA3RA Peter Helmuth Csanky, 1255 Bayly Street Suite 2508, Pickering
          ON L1W 0B6, Canada
TM6M      Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent,
          29830 Ploudalmezeau, France
V26OC     Brian Mcginness, 1001 Hawlings Road, Brookeville MD 20833, USA
V73ML     Lisa M. Marks, PSC 701 Box 958, APO AP 96555, USA
VE3LYC    Cezar Trifu, 4986 Bath Rd., Bath ON K0H 1G0, Canada
VP5M      James F. Jordan, 11013 Farmwood Dr, Raleigh NC 27613, USA
WH2JA     Masayuki Kawamoto, 3-16-18 Hibarigaoka, Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo,
          665-0805, Japan
XV9DL     Charles Gerarden, PO Box 850, Worland WY 82401, USA
YJ0MB     Michael Boorne, P.O. Box 127, Artarmon, NSW 1570, Australia
YL2GN     Ziedonis Knope, P.O. Box 55, Balvi LV-4501, Latvia
ZF5T      Stanford H. Stockton, PO Box 73, Siloam Springs AR 72761-0073, USA
ZF9CW     Stanford H. Stockton, PO Box 73, Siloam Springs AR 72761-0073, USA


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