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16 December 2023                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1702
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B9    - Luca, IV3JVJ and Ivan, IK3ZAQ will be active as  3B9AT  from Rodri-
         gues Island (AF-017) between  27 December and 6 January.  They will
         operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 80-10 metres. QSL via IV3JVJ and LOTW.
A7     - A71QND is the special callsign for the  Qatar Amateur Radio Society
         to celebrate Qatar National Day (18 December).  Also taking part in
         the celebrations are the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society as A91QTR on
         12-18 December, the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society as 9K9QATAR on 14-
         20 December,the Emirates Amateur Radio Society as A60QATAR on 18-22
         December  (individual operators may append  a serial number  to the
         special callsign, and be active as A60QATAR/0, A60QATAR/1, etc.).
F      - Michel, F8GGZ will be active as TM100GE on 22-31 December.  QSL via
         the bureau. The special callsign memorializes the 100th anniversary
         since the death of  Gustave Eiffel  (27 December 1923),  the French
         civil engineer best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower,  built
         for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, and his contribution to
         building the Statue of Liberty in New York.
J8     - Gert, PA2LO will be active as J8TT from  St. Vincent (NA-109)  from
         26 December to 5 January. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes
         on 40-6 metres.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred),  LoTW, or via
ON     - UBA Section Bruxelles-Est (ON5UB) will be active as OR79NUTS on 16-
         17 December to commemorate the  79th anniversary  of the  Battle of
         the Bulge during World War II.  The suffix of  the special callsign
         is  General  Anthony C. McAuliffe's  famous  single-word  reply  in
         response to a surrender ultimatum. All QSOs will be confirmed auto-
         matically via the bureau.
PJ7    - Edmondo, VA3ITA  will be active  holiday style  as PJ7/VA3ITA  from
         Sint Maarten (NA-105) on  24-31 December.  He will operate SSB  and
         digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL via LoTW only.
PY     - Daniel, PT7BI and others will be active as PT7AA  on 23-30 December
         from three World Wide Flora & Fauna sites in the Brazilian state of
         Ceara, namely the Coco State Park and the  Environmental Protection
         Areas of Rio Pacoti and Sabiaguaba.  They will operate SSB, CW  and
         FT8 on 80-10 metres. All logs will be uploaded to the WWFF website:
         https://wwff.co/. [TNX PT7BI]
SV     - SZ65RAAG is the special callsign for the  Radio Amateur Association
         of Greece to celebrate its 65th anniversary on 16-31 December.  The
         RAAG  has been a IARU member society since 1959.  Look for activity
         on all bands SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via LoTW. Four certifi-
         cates will be available, see https://sv2rck.gr/SZ65RAAG/ for infor-
UA     - Special callsigns R120RAEM,  R120A,  R120D,  R120I,  R120K,  R120M,
         R120N, R120R, R120S, R120T, R120W and R120X will be active on 15-25
         December,  particularly on 24 December for the annual  RAEM Contest
         (https://raem.srr.ru/rules/).  The special callsigns celebrate  the
         120th anniversary since the birth Ernst T. Krenkel (1903-1971), the
         legendary Arctic explorer and radioman  (callsign RAEM)  on various
         polar stations and  on the first drifting ice station North Pole-1.
         See https://hamlog.online/club/srr/997/ for the certificate.
UA_ant - A member of the 69th Russian Antarctic Expedition, Igor, RQ8K  will
         be stationed at Progress Station, Antarctica until the end of April
         2025. In his spare time he is active as RI1ANE.
V5     - Eric, F5LCX will be active as V5/F5LCX from Namibia  from 28 Decem-
         ber  to 11 January.  This will be a  family trip,  and he plans  to
         operate  both mobile and fixed  for a few hours  on a  daily basis,
         probably during his evening hours. QSL via LoTW.

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

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2024 IOTA HONOUR ROLL & ANNUAL LISTINGS ---> The  last date  for  submitting
applications  or  score updates  to checkpoints  for inclusion  in the  2024
Honour Roll and Annual Listings is 31 January 2024.  If submitted after that
date, they will be processed in the normal way,  but the scores will be held
over  to the  following  year's  listing.  Where  packages  with  cards  are
involved, these need to be posted/dated before 31 January.  Participants who
have not updated  since the 2019 annual listings  and  wish to remain listed
should make a submission  on or before  31 January 2024.  Those who have not
logged into  their record  for more than two years,  will need to revalidate
their registration through [email protected].  Do not leave it to the last
moment as you may run out of time. [TNX G3KMA]

3Y0K: BOUVET ISLAND 2025 ---> A common website for the Bouvet 2025 and Peter
I 2026 Projects is now up and running on https://3y0k.com/.
* The fundraising for 3Y0K has started.  The budget is USD 440,000, with 67%
  already secured; an additional USD 150,000 in support is needed, "which is
  significantly less than all previous DXpeditions to Bouvet".
* Plans are for three operators (LA7GIA, WD5COV and DL8JJ) to stay on Bouvet
  for up to 21 days, assisted by a support crew of four people: "our landing
  plans have been optimized, and given our previous experience in landing we
  have a mature and realistic plan to go onshore that again will be a staged
* In addition to the main camp at Cape Fie, a "dedicated North America camp"
  will be  set up  on  the top of a small hill  600 metres away.  This  area
  "offers low angle take off to NA and will make our signals much louder all
  over NA compared to previous time".  The purpose  is  for "one operator to
  run  multiple radios - one CW/SSB and one FT8 - and work NA  on  dedicated
* In addition to the on-site operators,  there will be a remote team.  AA7JV
  will design, test, and provide  four remote radios that will be accessible
  via Starlink to any operator worldwide. The search for remote FT8/CW oper-
  ators is underway. Candidates should have experience with DXpeditions, and
  preferably with remote operations. They should be willing to dedicate some
  of their time to remote operations, and be committed to operating like any
  other on-site operator  as part of the Bouvet team.  Remote operators  are
  being sought  from around the world in different time zones.  They will be
  subject to a smaller operator fee.  For more information, please send your
  experience and motivation to Ken, LA7GIA ([email protected]).

QSL E51JAN:  "Probably  I will  be out of Poland  from January  until  May",
Janusz, SP9FIH says.  "I will confirm  direct OQRS requests  received before
Christmas,  but those received later  will wait until the end of  May 2024".
Operating from  Manihiki (OC-014),  North Cook Islands,  E51JAN  made nearly
27,000 QSOs between 12 October and 7 November.

VU7A ---> Club Log's OQRS has been enabled.  According to the latest statis-
tics (https://clublog.org/charts/?c=VU7A#r),  Krish, W4VKU made  52,610 QSOs
with  12,013  unique callsigns  during his operation  from  the  Lakshadweep
Islands.  He was active from 19.11 UTC on 4 December  until 02.59 UTC on  13
December,  and operated mainly FT8 (51,875 QSOs) with some FT4 (472) and SSB
(263) on 160-6 metres.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8HK       N4GNR       EI30T       EI3ENB      PJ4EVA      M0URX
3B9FR       M0OXO       EP4HR       IK2RZQ      PT1K        EA7FTR
3Z8GSC      SP8GSC      EP5TJS      EA5GL       PW2E        OH2MM
4K50DHC     4K4K        ET3AA       N2OO        SN180RK     SP3PWL
4U1UN       HB9BOU      FK8HA       K3IRV       SN25PCH     SP2KFQ
4U1WB       KK4HD       FK8HM       F5MFV       SU1SK       N2OO
4X6TT       N4GNR       FM8QR       F5EAN       TG9AWS      N2OO
4X8LGT      4X6FB       HA50HK      HA3HK       TI1K        EA5GL
5H3PV       EA5GL       HB9KLAUS    HB9ID       TI5/N3KS    M0URX
5Z4PA       M0URX       HC4ER       F4BHW       TM23TLT     F8GGZ
6Y6N        DK9PY       HC5CW       EB7DX       TM2D        F5KHP
7Q7CT       EA7FTR      HF40NLK     SP9NLK      V3A         M0OXO
9K9QATAR    EC6DX       HG0IDPD     HA5MA       V51WH       DK2WH
9K9UAE      EC6DX       HH2JR       N2OO        V55Y        DK2WH
9V1YC       W5UE        HK1MW       N2OO        V6EU        DL2AWG
A65HS       9K2HS       HK3C        M0URX       VK4KW       N3SL
A91CD       EC6DX       HZ1BHR      HZ1SAR      VK5KI       M0OXO
A91ND       EC6DX       HZ30EXPO    HZ1SAR      VK6N        VK6ANC
A91QTR      EC6DX       J73ESL      EA5GL       VL4A        VK4BLE
AL1G        W2GR        KC4USV      K7MT        VL4R        VK4ZD
AN45CE      EA7URM      KL2R        EA5GL       VP2V/K2KW   KU9C
AZ1D        EC6DX       KL7RRC      N7RO        VP2VMM      KU9C
C21TS       M0OXO       KL7SB       N4GNR       VP8FLY      VP8LP
CB1B        HA1AG       LQ5A        EA7FTR      VU7A        W4VKU
CN2GS       EA5GL       LZ600PA     LZ1KCP      WP2Z        KU9C
CO2XN       E73Y        NP2AR       EB7DX       XE3N        EA5GL
CP4MG       EA5KB       NP2X        KU9C        XT2AW       M0OXO
CQ3J        CT3MD       OE1200W     OE3WMW      XU7AKJ      JA3ULS
D4M         IZ4DPV      OF9X        OH2BH       XW4KV       F4BKV
DY1P        DU1AV       OG1XMAS     OH1NOA      Z68BG       HB9TSW
EA8/LU9ESD  LZ1YE       OL750HOL    OK1MR       ZB2TT       M0URX
EE7P        EA7ATX      PC100II     PA1AW       ZF2BJ       K0BJ
EG7DCE      EA7RCM      PI30KAR     PI4KAR      ZF2NQ       M0OXO
EH5XMAS     EA5RCL      PJ4DX       M0URX       ZS85VDAM    ZS4SRK

5R8AL    Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol,
         BS49 5HQ, United Kingdom
9G1SD    David W. Schneider, 1501 SW K St., Grants Pass OR 97526, USA
AZ6H     Cesar Astiz, Calle Valerio Beta 7570, X5022BDF, Cordoba, Argentina
CX5A     Lupo Bano Negreira, Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo,
DL2AWG   Guenter Gassler, Eichertstr. 8, 07589 Muenchenbernsdorf, Germany
E7DX     Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
GW4J     Stewart Rolfe, Ty'n Lon, Minffordd, Bangor, LL57 4DR,
         United Kingdom
HS0ZNR   Bradley Devon, 8 Bruckner Place, Claremont Meadows, NSW 2747,
JD1YCE   Masumi Nakade, 3-94 Koya, Itami-shi, Hyogo, 664-0881, Japan
LW1F     Jesus Rubio, Calle Jose Ignacio Rucci 1350, S2141ARB, Luis Palacios
P49X     Ed Muns, PO Box 1877, Los Gatos CA 95031-1877, USA
PZ5NH    Nobuaki Hosokawa, 8270 Fujimi, Fujimi-cho, Suwa-gun, Nagano,
         399-0211, Japan
T48K     Erhard Hauptmann, Erlenstr. 31, 57581 Katzwinkel (Sieg), Germany
TM0T     Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent,
         29830 Ploudalmezeau, France
TO0GL    Marc Clemensart, 4 bis rue de l'Arceau, 44190 Boussay, France
V47JA    John Abbruscato, 22199 Pine Tree Ln, Hockley TX 77447, USA
VJ2J     David E. Burger, PO Box 37, Mount Colah, NSW 2079, Australia
VK0DS    David L. Scott, 4139 Fremantle Road, Gowan, NSW 2795, Australia
W4VKU    Krishna K. Kanakasapapathi, 102 Brook Creek Dr, Cary NC 27519, USA
XE2Q     Manuel Francisco Vazquez, 1246 N Industrial Park Ave., Nogales
         AZ 85621, USA
XE2X     Jorge F. Rios Alvarado, 116 E Coma Ave, PMB #426, Hidalgo TX 78557,
XV9MA    Saulius Zalnerauskas, Nemuno g. 3A, Bruze, LT-54190 Kauno r. sav,


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