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23 March 2024                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1716

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

3D2    - Dom, 3Z9DX  will once again  be active  as  3D2AJT  from Nadi, Fiji
         Islands for 30-40 days  starting on 18 March.  The  callsign is  in
         memory of the late Yasuo "Zorro" Miyazawa, JH1AJT,  who passed away
         on 23 March 2022. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
CE0Z   - Felipe, CE3SX will be active as CB0ZIX from Juan Fernandez  from 21
         March to 4 April. He will be QRV almost exclusively on 6 metres SSB
         and FT8 (F/H).  QSL via LoTW,  traditional  QSL cards  will  not be
         available.
EA     - The Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles,  Spain's IARU member soci-
         ety, was founded on 1 April 1949.  Celebrating URE's  75th anniver-
         sary,  a month-long activity  will take place  from  1 to 30 April.
         Look for AO75URE and 18 other special stations representing the Au-
         tonomous Communities  and Autonomous Cities of the country:
         AO75AN Andalucia                      AO75GA Galicia
         AO75AR Aragon                         AO75IB Islas Baleares, EA6
         AO75CA Cantabria                      AO75IC Islas Canarias, EA8
         AO75CL Castilla y Leon                AO75LR La Rioja
         AO75CM Castilla-La Mancha             AO75MA Madrid
         AO75CT Cataluna                       AO75MC Melilla and Ceuta, EA9
         AO75CV Comunidad  Valenciana          AO75MU Murcia
         AO75EU Euskadi i.e. Basque  Country   AO75NA Navarra
         AO75EX Extremadura                    AO75PA Principado de Asturias
         In addition, CQ75URE will be active from  Portugal.  A large number
         of  awards  will be available: see https://75aniversario.ure.es for
         detailed information, logsearch and  OQRS (to be activated after 30
         April).
ER     - ER30ARM is a special callsign  celebrating the  30th anniversary of
         the  Amateur Radio Society of Moldova  (ER1KAA).  Look for activity
         from 20 March to 30 April. QSL via the bureau, direct, and LoTW.
FM     - Miguel, EA1BP will be active holiday style as FM/EA1BP  from Marti-
         nique (NA-107) from 23 March to 1 April. He will participate in the
         CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as TO7O. QSL via LoTW, or via home call. [TNX
         EA1BP]
FT/G   - Marek, FH4VVK will be active as FT4GL  from Grande Glorieuse,  Glo-
         rioso Islands  (AF-011)  from  24 May to 19 June.  The most  recent
         activity from the islands dates back to 2009 (FT5GA),  and the Glo-
         rieuses are currently ranked  8th  on  Club Log's  DXCC Most Wanted
         List.  This one-man operation will be carried out in  parallel with
         Marek's professional activities.  He hopes to be QRV daily with two
         stations at the same time - one on FT8  and  one on SSB or RTTY (he
         lacks sufficient knowledge  of CW to manage a huge pile-up).  There
         will be no  activity on 6 metres, EME, or via satellite.  QSOs will
         be uploaded to  Club Log on a daily basis;  access to the  Internet
         will be available  for two hours a day,  from 18 to 20  local time.
         QSL via F4FTV (direct or bureau);  full LoTW upload will follow six
         months after the end of the DXpedition. Bookmark
         https://ft4gl.blogspot.com/ and
         https://www.facebook.com/61557262192352
         for more information and updates.
I      - Launched in 1904, the  "Elettra"  was a two-masted steam yacht that
         Guglielmo Marconi  used as a  floating laboratory.  Members of  ARI
         Loano (IQ1LA) & Marconi Club will be active as IY1EY  on 1-14 April
         to memorialize  the experiments conducted in the  Ligurian Sea  be-
         tween 1919 and 1936. QSL via IQ1LA.
I      - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of  Guglielmo Marco-
         ni, members of ARI Asti will be active as IR1GM on 1-30 April.  QSL
         via the bureau, LoTW, eQSL, or direct to IK1XPK.
I      - Members of ARI Venezia (IQ3VE) will be active as IR3POLO  between 1
         April  and  30 June.  The special callsign  commemorates the  700th
         anniversary  since the death of  Marco Polo,  the Venetian merchant
         and explorer who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road  (1271-
         1295).  All QSOs  will be confirmed  automatically  via the bureau.
         [TNX I3MDU]
PA     - Laurens, PF3X and  Barry, PC1K will be active as  PA24WAAD  from 23
         March to 7 April for the  World Autism Awareness Day.  QSL via Club
         Log's OQRS and LoTW.
PJ7    - Ken, KJ9B will be active as PJ7KB from  Sint Maarten (NA-105)  from
         30 March to 6 April. He will operate SSB and FT8/FT4 on 20-10m. QSL
         via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
V4     - Pete, G0TLE will be active again as V4/G0TLE from St Kitts (NA-104)
         from 23 March to 5 April. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-10m. QSL
         via LoTW,  or direct to home call;  QSOs will be  uploaded  also to
         Club Log. [TNX DX World]
         From 26 March to 2 April, also  look for  V47NT  (QSL via LoTW,  or
         direct to W2RQ), V4/K5ZD (QSL via LoTW) and  V4/HA1AG (QSL via home
         call) to be active from St. Kitts.  They will operate CW and SSB on
         160-10 metres, and will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as
         V47T (QSL via LoTW, or direct to W2RQ). TNX The Daily DX
VP5    - AF3K, KH6M and W2TT  will be active  from  Providenciales  (NA-002)
         from  26 March to 2 April,  including  an entry  in the  CQ WPX SSB
         Contest. Outside the contest they will operate SSB, CW, FT8 and FT4
         on 160-6 metres.  QSL VQ5P via N2OO;  all QSOs will be uploaded  to
         LoTW and Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZD7    - Torsten, DL9GG will be active as ZD7GG from  St. Helena Island (AF-
         022) on 23-30 March. He will operate mainly CW and some SSB on 160-
         10 metres. QSL via home call, or eQSL. [TNX The Daily DX]

CARIBBEAN TOUR --- > Mike, DF8AN  will be active from four Caribbean islands
as follows:
29-30 March       FS/DF8AN from St. Martin (NA-105)
30 March-5 April  VP2V/DF8AN from the British Virgin Islands (NA-023)
5-9 April         V26MN from Antigua (NA-100)
9-17 April        VP2MMN from Montserrat (NA-103)
17-19 April       V26MN from Antigua (NA-100)
He will operate mainly  FT8 (F/H)  and FT4 with some RTTY and CW on  160-6m.
QSL via home call,  direct or bureau.  He does not use LoTW.  [TNX The Daily
DX]

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

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IOTA DXPEDITION FUND: FURTHER NEWS ---> "IOTA Ltd reported  in early Septem-
ber 2023 the creation of a DXpedition Fund to help reduce the costs of expe-
ditions to the rarer and less accessible IOTA groups" [425DXN 1688].  "Since
then the Fund has made a number of applicants very happy.
However we want to do more  to encourage operations  from groups where there
has not been a significant operation  for at least 15 years.  So in addition
to making grants  to operations from  IOTA references confirmed by less than
25% of IOTA members based on the last 10-year listing  in IOTA's Most Wanted
List,  we will also do the same for  operations to groups confirmed  by less
than 30% of IOTA members  on the same list  that have not seen an activation
for at least 15 years.  It is estimated that these two categories cover some
250 IOTA groups.
The grant request should be submitted more than  30 days prior to the opera-
tion's start. The evaluation and grant process is based on various criteria,
including the rarity of the IOTA reference,  the length of the operation and
number of operators, importantly the  planned number of contacts, bands  and
modes to be used, and the estimated expedition cost.  Applications should be
addressed to dxp-fund[@]iota-world.org". [The IOTA Board and DXpedition Fund
Committee, 19 March 2024]
The Evaluation Criteria  and the  Grant Application Form can be found on the
IOTA website (https://www.iota-world.org/) under the DXPEDITION FUND label.

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

===================================================================
CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3B9FR       M0OXO       EL2EF       N2OO        R165AP      R4WD
3DA0AQ      EA5GL       ET3AA       N2OO        R75SHK      R9HCV
3Z0RVG      SP1EG       FK/LZ5QZ    LZ1GC       SK75NATO    SM0SHG
4K0CW       DL6KVA      FW1JG       F4FTV       SN25PCH     SP2KFQ
4L/OU2I     OZ2I        FY4JI       EA5GL       SN80ULMA    SP9KKA
4L1AN       N4GNR       HD8MD       K8LJG       SP0DIG      SP1EG
4L8A        M0OXO       HF21DKS     SP9CJM      SP21DKS     SP3POB
5P7F        OZ7FOC      HF80LUFT    SP3PGX      T32EU       DL2AWG
5Q3W        E73Y        HI3K        EB7DX       T44DX       RW6HS
5W1SA       JA1DXA      HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       T88UW       JH7IPR
5X4E        IQ3CO    IY4SUC      IQ4FE       TM88YL      F4IFD
5X4E        IZ3ZLG [d]  JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY [d]  V31MA       M0OXO
6Y5HM       EA5GL       JG8NQJ/JD1  JG8NQJ   VP2MDX      W2APF
6Y6YI       G3VYI       LQ4D        LU4DQ       VP6MW       W0VTT
7P8EI       M0OXO       LU4DJB      EC6DX       VP8KCA      G5KC
A2NEW       EA7FTR      NL8F        N7RO        VP8VK       GM3ITN
A65HS       9K2HS       OL4ACF      OK1AR       XF3AB       EA5GL
A73A        M0OXO       OV5YL       DJ5YL       XU7AKU      JA1DXA
CN2GBY      F4GBY       OX3LX       OZ0J        YN9H        EA5GL
DL100ANA    DH7WW       OY1OF       M0URX       Z39A        EA5GL
DL60RRDXA   DJ5BWD      P35A        5B4AQN      Z81D        OM3JW
DM88YLF     DJ5YL       PJ2MAN      EC5AHA      ZF1EJ       K6AM
DR44WCA     DF6EX       PJ4SON      M0URX       ZF2LC       W2SM
EG1SSV      EA1URV      PV2K        EA5GL       ZL7DX       M0OXO
EG7SSM      EA7DK       R108M       RK3LC       ZW2WSP      PU2TWZ

7Q6M     Don Jones, 3130 Wisconsin Ave NW #723, Washington DC 20016, USA
DL2AWG   Guenter Gassler, Eichertstr. 8, 07589 Muenchenbernsdorf, Germany
II9IGA   Serafino De Filippi, Via Capitano Fiscale 7, 91100 Trapani TP,
         Italy
KH0/KC0W Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
KH0W     Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
MP7DX    Ron Bennett, 17 Truro Close, St. Helens, WA11 9EL, United Kingdom
OG66X    Jouni Mehtomaa,  Kylmalantie 1, FI-92140 Pattijoki, Finland
RW6HS    Vasiliy M. Kasyanenko, P.O. Box 8, g. Novopavlovsk,
         Stavropolskiy kr., 357300, Russia
TM72FDL  Guillaume Francoise, 7 impasse Jacques Danton, 72470 Champagne,
         France
YJ0CA    Chris Ayres, 3/19-21 Eastern Rd, Turramurra NSW 2074, Australia

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