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20 January 2024                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1707

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

6W     - Willy, ON4AVT will be active again as 6W7/ON4AVT from Warang, Sene-
         gal from  3 February  to 16 April.  Usually he operates  mainly FT8
         on  80-10 metres; he will be QRV also on the QO-100 satellite.  QSL
         via Club Log's OQRS.
CE0Z   - As of 12 January, the  CB0ZA DXpedition's two air freight shipments
         sent out of Miami last month had cleared Chilean customs,  and were
         at the port in Valparaiso  and scheduled for shipment by cargo ves-
         sel out to Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernandez.
         The DXpedition is set for 10-24 February.  The operation by the  7-
         member on-island team will be complimented by an off-island team of
         over 30 remote operators from around the world.  They will be using
         a NexGenRiB (Radio in a Box, developed by Gregg, W6IZT, with assis-
         tance from  Warren, KD4Z and John N4IHV)  on  FT8 and CW  with  the
         callsign CB0ZEW.
         As for FT8 operations, please note that the  CB0ZEW  remote station
         will be using WSJT-X running Fox/Hound mode,  while the  CB0ZA  on-
         island stations will be running MSHV software.
         "The DXpedition made the decision to use the different callsign for
         two reasons. First, it is a way to commemorate the DXpedition's or-
         ganizer Marco Quijada, CE1EW  who became a  Silent Key in November.
         The second reason is to distinguish the DXpedition's remote  CB0ZEW
         QSOs from the on-island CB0ZA QSOs.  Because the remote CB0ZEW con-
         tacts will NOT count for IOTA under current rules in the  IOTA pro-
         gram, the team felt the  easiest way to manage this issue and honor
         IOTA's  requirements  would be  by simply operating  the remote RiB
         with a different call sign".
         For both callsigns QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to N2OO.
         In addition to  the original  DXpedition budget,  the team  has in-
         curred some  significant unforeseen  expenses:  "so at this time we
         are appealing to DXers  who have not lent support to the DXpedition
         to please consider making a donation".  Bookmark https://cb0za.com/
         for more information and updates.
DU     - "BJ", WA7WJR will be active  holiday style as  DU3/WA7WJR  from the
         Region of Pampanga  in the  Philippines  on  4-9 February.  He will
         operate CW, SSB and digital modes  on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres.
         He also plans to be active from the Governor Macario Amedo Park and
         the  Mount Arayat National Park  during this trip.  QSL  direct  to
         WA7WJR; all QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, Club Log and QRZ.
H4     - Bernhard, DL2GAC will be active again as  H44MS  from Malaita  (OC-
         047), Solomon Islands  from around  10 February until 25 April.  He
         will be QRV on a daily basis, with activity on 160-6 metres SSB and
         some FT8.  QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  He will upload his
         log to Club Log and LoTW.
J3     - ON4HIL, ON4MA, ON5RA, ON5TN, ON6CC and ON7RU will be active as J38R
         from Grenada (NA-024) on 4-16 March.  They will operate CW, SSB and
         FT8 on 160-10 metres, as well as RTTY on 20m,  with up to four sta-
         tions. Logsearch and Live Stream on Club Log; QSL via M0URX's OQRS;
         full log LoTW upload after six months.  See https://rockall.be/ for
         more information and updates.
LU     - AMSAT Argentina, LU7AA will celebrate the  34th anniversary of  the
         LUSAT (LO-19) satellite on 20-28 January.  Activity on the HF bands
         will be on SSB, CW and digital modes. More information can be found
         at https://www.qrz.com/db/LU7AA. [TNX LU4AAO]
OE     - Celebrating the  60th anniversary of the  Rhein Ruhr DX Association
         (https://rrdxa.org/), Jorg, OE6VIE is active as OE60RRDXA  until 30
         June. QSL via Club Log's OQR and LoTW.
V3     - Uwe, DL8UD will be active again as V31KO from Belize from 15 Febru-
         ary to 6 March.  He will operate SSB, CW and FT8  on  160-6 metres,
         and  will participate  in the  ARRL DX CW Contest (17-18 February),
         the  CQ WW 160-Meter SSB Contest (23-25 February)  and the  ARRL DX
         SSB Contest (2-3 March) as V3O.  QSL for both callsigns via DL8UD,
         bureau or direct.
VK     - A team  of six Australians  (Chris VK5FR,  Adam VK5GA/VK2YK,  Grant
         VK5GR, Ivan VK5HS, Andy VK5LA  and Paul VK5PAS)  will be active  as
         VK5FIL  from  Flinders Island (OC-261)  on  14-21 April.  This IOTA
         group  has not been activated  since 2013.  They  will operate  all
         modes from 160m to 70cm,  including both terrestrial and  satellite
         modes. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.  Bookmark https://www.vk5fil.com/  for
         more information and updates.
VP6    - Roger, G3YBO hopes to be active as VP6/G3YBO from the shack of  Me-
         ralda, VP6MW  for one day,  when his cruise ship stops at  Pitcairn
         Island (OC-044).  The date will be 28 January from  18 UTC onwards.
         He will operate SSB on 17-10 metres.
VU     - Team AT3SM will be active from  St Mary's Island (AS-096) on  26-28
         January. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H)  on 40, 20, 15, 10
         and maybe 17m  with up to  three low power stations.  QSL via LoTW,
         Club Log's OQRS, or via VU2XE. See https://www.qrz.com/db/AT3SM for
         more information.
W      - W7P  is the  callsign  for the  Northern Arizona DX Association  to
         conduct a 10-year special event countdown to the  100th anniversary
         of the discovery of Pluto by  Clyde Tombaugh at  Lowell Observatory
         in Flagstaff, Arizona  (18 February 1930).  The inaugural event was
         held in 2021; this year's  Pluto Anniversary Countdown will run  on
         10-18 February.  Also,  Doug  Tombaugh  (N3PDT),  Clyde  Tombaugh's
         nephew, will be operating  during the event as  W7P/0.  QSL direct,
         see https://www.nadxa.com/w7p_pluto_2030.html for information.

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

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3Y0K: BOUVET ISLAND 2025 ---> "What is the current 3Y0K plan for landing the
equipment?  Learning from the 3Y0J mistakes is essential to achieve success.
Last time  we planned based on  little to no information  about  the landing
conditions. This time we base our plan on our own real experience - three of
us already did  many dinghy landings,  and we know the waters".  Read  Press
Release #3 on https://3y0k.com/3y0k-press-release-3/.

CQ WW 160-METER CONTEST ---> Object of the contest  is  for amateurs  around
the world  to  contact  other amateurs in  as  many  USA States  (CONUS plus
District  of  Columbia),  Canadian  provinces,  and  countries  as  possible
utilizing  the  160m band  (see https://www.cq160.com/ for complete  rules).
This year's event will run  on 26-28 January (CW) and  23-25 February (SSB),
both legs from 22:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC.

EU DX CONTEST ---> The fourth edition of the European Union DX Contest (EUDX
Contest) will be held on  3-4 February  (from 12 UTC  to  12 UTC).  Complete
information can be found on https://www.eudx-contest.com/.  The objective is
for  amateurs around the world  to contact as many other amateurs in as many
European Union regions and countries on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW
and SSB.

TX5S ---> The "Shogun" arrived at  Clipperton Island  a few hours later than
expected due to rough seas. By late afternoon local time on 18 January, nine
team members had landed on the island,  but they did not yet have any radios
yet. The remaining equipment will be brought onshore starting around 7 am on
19 January. "There's a lot of work yet to be done", Gene K5GS says. No addi-
tional updates  will be provided  until the whole team is on the island  and
the campsite is set up. Clipperton is UTC -8 hours.

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AG, 3W9C (AS-130), 4U1A, 5W0LM,
6W/IV3FSG,  7X2AR, 7X2ET , A22EW,  B2/BY1AA (AS-158),  CO7MTL,  E51D,  E6AM,
FK8HM, FO/AA7JV, HR5/F2JD,  K8R (OC-045),  KH0/DL2AH, KL7AC, P4/WE9V,  PS0F,
PZ5MA, R100GA, T33T, T77LA,  TO9W (NA-105), V4/N2HX, V51MA,  V63AH (OC-059),
V6SX (OC-011),  V73AH (OC-029), V85A,  VB2M (NA-176),  VK9CY,  VK9XY,  VP2V/
KD9TAW, VP2V/W1DED, VP2VMM, VP6MW,  W8S (OC-200), XT2AW,  YJ0TT, ZD9W,  ZL7/
SP5EAQ, ZL7DX, ZL7IO.

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