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2 March 2024                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1713

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

6Y     - Iain, G4SGX will be active as G4SGX/6Y from Jamaica (NA-097)  on 5-
         13 March.  He will operate CW only on  80-10 metres,  and will take
         part in the RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Contest (9-10 March).  QSL via
         LoTW, or via M0OXO's OQRS.
8Q     - Sergey, RX3APM is again active as 8Q7BB  from the Maldives (AS-013)
         until 9 March. He operates CW and SSB on 80-10m. QSL via LoTW. [TNX
         DX World]
9M2    - Jacek, SP5APW  will be active as  9W2/SP5APW  from  Langkawi Island
         (AS-058), West Malaysia on 9-17 March.  He will operate SSB and FT8
         (F/H) on 20-10 metres;  his main focus will be on 6 metres  using a
         4-element yagi. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call
DL     - DARC Team SES  will be active as  DL75AFUG,  DL75AFUV  and DP75AFUG
         between 1 March and 30 April to mark the  75th anniversary  of  the
         first Amateurfunkgesetz (AfuG),  the German  amateur radio  regula-
         tions that came into force on 23 March 1949.  QSL automatically via
         the bureau,  or direct to DL2VFR.  A certificate will be available,
         see https://www.qrz.com/db/DP75AFUG for information.
EL     - The  Czech DXpedition Group  (OK1BOA, OK1CRM, OK1FCJ, OK1GK, OK2ZA,
         OK2ZC, OK2ZI and OK6DJ) will be active as A8OK from Liberia between
         5 and 19 April, with "full operation" expected on 9-16 April.  They
         will operate SSB, CW  and digital modes  (RTTY, FT8, FT4, PSK) with
         several stations on 160-6 metres and via satellite.  Subject to In-
         ternet availability,  they will use Club Log's Livestream.  QSL via
         LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OK6DJ. See  https://www.cdxp.cz/  and
         bookmark https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472348776313779  for more
         information and updates.
FH     - Ros 4Z5LA,  Ruben 4Z5FI  and  Slava 4Z5MU will be active on various
         bands and modes as  TO5LA from Mayotte (AF-027)  from 28 March to 2
         April.  They will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via
         4Z5FI; QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log and LoTW.
FO/A   - Haru, JA1XGI will be active as TX5XG from  Raivavae (OC-114),  Aus-
         tral Islands  from  27 March to 3 April.  He will operate mainly CW
         ("FT8 operation is he second choice", he says)  on 40-6 metres, and
         will especially look for DX via satellite. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's
         OQRS, or via JA1XGI.  See https://australvacation.amebaownd.com for
         more information.
HI     - HI180RD is the  special callsign celebrating the  180th anniversary
         since the Dominican Republic  declared its independence from  Haiti
         (27 February 1844).  Look for activity on  all bands and modes  be-
         tween 27 February and 30 April.  Some 25 operators from five  radio
         clubs  will be part of the event.  A certificate will be available,
         see https://independencia2024.org/ for information.
HZ     - HZ1SFD, 7Z1SFD and 8Z1SFD  are the special callsign  for the  Saudi
         Amateur Radio Society (HZ1SAR) to celebrate Saudi Flag Day  on 2-11
I      - Members of ARI Carpi (Modena)  will be active as  IQ4DJ (club call-
         sign) and II4CPC (special callsign) on on 4-10 March to commemorate
         the  120th anniversary  of  the  Chilean city  of  Capitan Pastene,
         founded by Italian settlers who arrived from Modena  in two succes-
         sive migrations.  Also active will be CB6I and CB6CPC,  operated by
         members of  Radio Club Traiguen.  Four certificates  will be avail-
         able, see II4CPC on qrz.com for information.  QSL II4CPC via IQ4DJ;
         QSL CB6I and CB6CPC via CE6TRA (direct).
PJ2    - Andy, DK5ON will be active again as PJ2/DK5ON from Curacao (SA-099)
         on 11-27 March.  He will operate  SSB, CW  and  digital modes (FT4,
         FT8, RTTY) on 160-6 metres and satellites. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's
         OQRS, or via DK5ON (direct or bureau). [TNX NG3K]
T8     - Ichy, JH7IPR  will be active again as  T88UW  from  Koror (OC-009),
         Palau on 15-24 March.  He will operate mainly FT8, with some CW and
         SSB.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS,  LoTW,  or via home call  (direct or
UA     - Special callsigns  R108M, R1934G, R1961G and RG61PP  will be active
         from the Smolensk Oblast on 1-12 March  to commemorate the anniver-
         saries  of  Yuri Gagarin's  birth (9 March 1934)  and historic 108-
         minute first flight  ("Pervyj Poljot")  into outer space  (12 April
         1961). QSL via operator's instructions.
VP8_ssh- Esteban, XQ7UP will be working at the Chilean Antarctic Base Presi-
         dente Eduardo Frei Montalva on  King George Island,  South Shetland
         Islands (AN-010) on  6-12 March.  He hopes to be QRV as  XQ7UP/9 in
         his spare time, and to operate SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres. QSL via
         LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to XQ7UP. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZC4    - Adrian, G0KOM  will be active as  ZC4MK  from the UK Sovereign Base
         Areas on Cyprus (AS-004)  from  26 March to 2 April,  including  an
         entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest.  QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS,
         or via home call.

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

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FR/G/FH4ED ---> "Following  some great  work  by  John, K1AR",  the  1986-87
FR/G/FH4ED operation from Glorioso  "is now approved for DXCC  and the  logs
have been uploaded to LoTW", Alan 5B4AHJ reports. "John had recently had his
QSO with that station refused for DXCC credit, so he set out to research the
various permissions.  After several discussions  with Gerard (the operator),
John built a case  and  presented it to DXCC, and was rewarded by a positive

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> The 2024 Honour Roll  and  Annual Listings  have  been
posted on the  IOTA  website https://iota-world.org/: click  on  PERFORMANCE
LISTINGS  in the  dropdown menu under  PROGRAMME INFORMATION.  They show the
position as of 31 January 2024.
The Honour Roll  lists  the  stations  with  a  checked  score  equalling or
exceeding 50% of the  total of  numbered  IOTA groups, excluding those  with
provisional  numbers, at the time  of preparation.  The Annual Listing lists
the stations with a checked score of 100 or more  IOTA groups but  less than
the qualifying threshold for entry into the Honour Roll.
IOTA rules limit inclusion  in the listings to  those participants  who have
updated  their scores  at least once in the preceding five years (i.e. since
February 2019) and have opted to have their scores published.
"The Honor Roll and Annual Listing  include a total of  1540 entries,  while
22 chasers chose to not be listed, compared to 1511 and 36 in 2023",  Roger,
G3KMA and Cezar, VE3LYC observe.  "There are 237 record-holders  with scores
of 1000 or more IOTA groups, and 553 with scores of at least 750 groups, the
number required for the IOTA Plaque of Excellence. Scores at the top show 62
record-holders breaking through the 1100 mark  and  19 of them  within 10 of
the top score  of 1133  out of 1137 groups  activated to date.  The  VHF/UHF
listing includes now 41 entries, continuing the increase reported last year.
Congratulations  to all who have joined the  IOTA family  or  updated in the
last year".

RSGB COMMONWEALTH CONTEST ---> The 87th edition of the  Commonwealth  (BERU)
Contest  (https://berucontest.wordpress.com)  will  be held  on  9-10 March,
from 10.00 UTC to 09.59 UTC,  on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m  CW. Only  operators
located within the United Kingdom and Crown  Dependencies,  Commonwealth  or
British Mandated Territories are eligible to enter.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
website has been updated. Seventeen different galleries include 21,924 cards
for the  ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2014-23), the  62  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and  TAAF  (Terres Australes  et  Antarctiques  Francaises),  amateur  radio
"globetrotters",  the various  French  DXCC island Entities  in the  Pacific
Ocean,  the Indian Ocean  and  the Americas (1945-1969), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC.
Your participation  is welcome: http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php.


QSLs received direct  or through  managers: 3B9AT, 3G3G, 4U1A, 4U1UN, 4W6RU,
7O73T,  7Q7EMH,  8Q7XX, 9G4X, 9J2BO, 9L5M, 9Q1ZZ,  9X5RU,  9Z4CH, AT3SM (AS-
096), CN3A,  CQ8M,  FG/OK6RA,  FO/F4FJH, FW2CW, FW5N,  H40RH, H44RH, HG3IPA,
P40AA,  RG0C/p (AS-044),  T70A, TL8AA, TO0GL, TX7L,  TZ4AM, VK8NSB,  VP8BTR,
Z68BB, ZD7Z, ZL7A.


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