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13 April 2024                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1719

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

CE0Y   - Ben DL6FBL,  Win DK9IP  and Lutz DM6EE will be active from  Easter
         Island (SA-001)  from  18 April to 6 May.  They had requested CD0Y,
         but,  "due to some  local incompatibilities  in Chile,  we probably
         have to change our callsign", they say.  Updates will be posted  to
         https://www.qrz.com/db/CD0Y.  They will operate SSB, FT8 and CW  on
         160-6 metres.  On FT8 they will be using MSHV software ("stay above
         1000 Hz when calling/working us").  QSL via  Club Log's OQRS  (pre-
         ferred), or via DJ4MX.  Plans are to enable  Club Log's Live Stream
         feature.
HB9    - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of  Guglielmo Marco-
         ni, members of  the USKA's Valais/Wallis Section  will be active as
         HB150GM between April and December. QSL via the bureau to HB9Y.
HR     - John, AD8J  has been active holiday style as  HR9/AD8J  from Roatan
         Island (NA-057)  since 6 April,  and he will remain there  until 28
         April.  He operates CW, FT4, FT8 and maybe SSB  on 80-6 metres. QSL
         via LoTW, or direct to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
I      - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of  Guglielmo Marco-
         ni, members of ARI Montegrappa (IQ3RP) will be active as II3GM from
         15 April to 15 May. QSL via operator's instructions.
I      - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of  Guglielmo Marco-
         ni, special station  II5OX  will be active  on 20 April  (7-15 UTC)
         from the Ximenian Observatory in Florence.  A radiotelegraphic sta-
         tion,  which was visited by Marconi,  was set up at the observatory
         as early as 1912. QSL via IW5DPF, direct or bureau.
I      - Claudio, IU6RVC and  Marcello, IW6PLZ will be active as  IL7/IU6RVC
         and IL7/IW6PLZ from San Domino Island (EU-050) on 19-21 April. QSLs
         direct to IU6RVC.
JW     - Kaare, LA8EKA will be active as JW8EKA from the  Svalbard Amatorra-
         dioklubb in Longyearbyen (EU-026) on  18-21 April.  He will operate
         SSB and digital modes  (FT8, PSK31, RTTY) on 80-10m.  QSL direct to
         home call.
KH0    - Look for  KH0/JA6REX,  KH0/W6HZH  home call JH6HZH) and  WH0B (home
         call JA6VQA) to be active from Saipan (OC-086),  Mariana Islands on
         25-30 April. They will operate FT8/FT4 with some CW and SSB on 160-
         6 metres. Cards for KH0/W6HZH and KH0/JA6REX will not be available,
         but they will upload their logs to  LoTW, Club Log  and  eQSL;  QSL
         WH0B via LoTW, eQSL or direct to JA6VQA. [TNX JA6VQA]
KH9    - Tom, NL7RR will be back to Wake Island (OC-053) from 15 April to 15
         May. Look for KH9/NL7RR to be QRV daily at about 7 UTC on or around
         14200 kHz. QSL via LoTW, or direct to home call;  QSOs will also be
         uploaded to Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
OJ0    - Bjorn LA1UW, Tor LA3WAA, Kristoffer LB0VG, and Stian LB5SH  will be
         active from Market Reef (EU-053) from 27 April to 4 May.  OJ0T will
         be their  main callsign,  but they  will also use  OJ0/LA1UW,  OJ0/
         LA3WAA,  OJ0/LB0VG  and  OJ0/LB5SH  from  time to time.  They  will
         Operate  SSB, CW and FT8 on 160-6 metres  with up to four stations.
         QSLs via EA5GL and LoTW. See https://oj0.no/ for more information.
ON     - OT2024EPIC is the  special callsign  for  the  Antwerp Port Contest
         Club (ON8APC)  to promote  the seventh edition of the  Antwerp Port
         Epic cycling race.  Look for activity between  19 April and  19 May
         (the actual day the race will be held on).
OZ     - Dieter, DF2SD will be active as OV9R from  Fano Island (EU-125)  on
         13-14 April for the IG-RY WW RTTY Contest. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club
         Log's OQRS. See https://www.ig-ry.de/ig-ry-ww-contest for the rules
OZ     - A team  of seven  Belgian  operators  (ON1BN, ON4AWT, ON6EF, ON6VJ,
         ON7TA, ON7VM and ON9DJ) will be active as 5P5LI from Lolland Island
         (EU-029) from  29 April to 6 May.  They will operate  SSB,  CW  and
         digital modes on 160-6 metres. QSL via ON6EF, direct or bureau.
TT8    - Six operators of the  Italian DXpedition Team  (Franco I1FQH, Alfeo
         I1HJT, Tony I2PJA, Silvano I2YSB, Angelo IK2CKR and Stefano IK2HKT)
         will be active as TT8RR (SSB, CW and RTTY),  TT8XX (FT8)  and TT8TT
         (callsign for QSOs via QO-100) from Chad on 17-30 April.  They will
         run four stations on 80-6 metres,  plus  one station  dedicated  to
         satellite.  Operations will start on FT8  (F/H at first, and normal
         mode  on  standard frequencies  when the pileup  decreases),  other
         modes  will follow.  The  hottest period  of  the  year  approaches
         (temperatures  expected to reach  43 degrees Celsius  in the shade)
         and the team has already taken measures  by procuring an additional
         backup power generator,  as the  on-site generator will not be able
         to run 24/7. QSL via I2YSB.  See http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/ for more
         information, band plan and OQRS for direct cards included.
V6     - Kevin, N4DVR will be active as V6DVR from Chuuk (OC-011),  Microne-
         sia on 12-20 April.  He will operate  SSB on 20-10 metres.  QSL via
         LoTW, eQSL and QRZ. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again holding a "Get on the Air on
         World Amateur Radio Day" special event  in which  it encourages  as
         many amateurs as possible to contact as many RAC stations as possi-
         ble.  Operating across Canada from  00.00 UTC  to 23.59 UTC  on  18
         April, the RAC  official stations will be  VA2RAC, VA3RAC,  VE1RAC,
         VE4RAC,  VE5RAC, VE6RAC,  VE7RAC, VE8RAC,  VE9RAC, VO1RAC,  VO2RAC,
         VY0RAC, VY1RAC and  VY2RAC.  QSL via LoTW or via the bureau.  Those
         contacting one or more RAC stations, on any band and mode,  will be
         eligible for a certificate: https://www.rac.ca/certificates/.

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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 --->  "Donations have been  temporarily  suspended.
Unfortunately, the financial risk for the small team is too high and we will
spend the next few weeks in April to assess the situation and decide what to
do. We will explore all possible options and  will return with more informa-
tion once  we have reached a conclusion.  We will not  collect donations  in
this period".

CASS AWARDS ---> The Cass Awards honour the wisdom and spirit of Cass WA6AUD
(SK), and encourage DXpeditions to maximize the number of  DXers worked with
a Plaque for the single-operator DXpedition that works the most unique call-
signs during a 2-week interval,  and a Plaque for the "unlimited" DXPedition
that works the most unique callsigns during a 4-week interval, with no limit
on the number of operators of the activity.
Dmitry "Dima" Zhikharev, RA9USU has won the  2023 Single-Operator Cass Award
by working 13,784 unique callsigns (a new record) during his 7O73T operation
from Socotra Island in Yemen.
The 9X5RU team (Slav Rodin OK8AU,  Nick Tolkunov R5EC,  Vasily Pinchuk R7AL,
Mike Alekseev RU3UR, Leo Berezhnoy RW9JZ and Victor Filimonov UA3QLC) worked
40,959 unique callsigns from Rwanda,  setting a new record  to win the  2023
Unlimited Cass Award.
Sponsored by Club Log,  the Northern California DX Club and DXLab,  the Cass
Awards are presented annually and issued in March for DXpeditions during the
preceding year. See  http://www.cassaward.com/ for complete information.

CQ DX MARATHON ---> The  CQ  DX  Marathon  is  a  year-long  DX  hunt,  with
participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of  countries
("entities") and CQ zones during the calendar year. Complete results of  the
2023 edition are on https://dxmarathon.com/results/2023/.

N5J: JARVIS ISLAND 2024 ---> "It  is  84 days  to our departure  for  Jarvis
Island from American Samoa", AA7JV  posted to the  DXpedition's website on 7
April. "We are busy building and testing equipment. In addition to the RIBs,
a lot of our gear is built by us, specifically designed for remote operation
where reliability is key.
We have finalized the station configuration.  We will have  six stations  on
the island.  Four of the stations are set up to be remotely operated and two
will be locally operated, although we do have the flexibility to operate any
station locally (from the boat)  or remotely via Starlink and the Internet".
Website:  https://jarvisisland2024.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1359664908071770/

NCDXF NEWSLETTER ---> The  Spring 2024 issue  of  the Northern California DX
Foundation's Newsletter  is now available for download on the NCDXF website:
http://www.ncdxf.org/pages/newsletter.html. Highlights include
* "Clipperton Island, TX5S" by Gene Spinelli, K5GS
* "Trindade and Martim Vaz Islands, PR0T" by Stephano Silva, PT2IC
* "DXpedition to 7O2WX Socotra Island, Yemen 2024" by Vladimir Zencak, OK2WX
* "W8S. An International DXpedition to Swains Island" by
  Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA
* "Tristan da Cunha, ZD9W" by Yuris Petersons, YL2GM
* "Marquesas Islands, TX7L" by Didier Cadot, F6BCW, and John Trummer, F5VHQ

WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2024 ---> Every 18 April,  radio amateurs  worldwide
take to the airwaves  in celebration of  World Amateur Radio Day.  It was on
this day in 1925 that the  International Amateur Radio Union  was formed  in
Paris. IARU has announced that the theme for this year's World Amateur Radio
Day will be  "A Century of Connections: Celebrating 100 years of Amateur Ra-
dio Innovation, Community, and Advocacy".  Announced  special callsigns par-
ticipating in  WARD 2024  include stations from  Bahrain (A91WARD),  Belgium
(OP24WARD  and OR24WARD),  Croatia (9A24WARD),  Cuba (T47R),  Czech Republic
(OL1WARD),  Denmark (5P0WARD), France (TM99WARD), Germany (DA24WARD), Greece
(SZ0WARD), Morocco (CN99HR), Netherlands (PA24WARD), Poland (3Z0WARD), Spain
(EG5DMR, EG5WRD  and EG7DMR),  Switzerland (HB9WARD),  Turkey (TC3WRD),  UAE
(A60WARD).

WORLDWIDE HOLYLAND DX CONTEST (WWHC) ---> The  traditional  Holyland Contest
has become the  Worldwide Holyland DX Contest  since 2023.  Any station any-
where can work any other station for points;  contacts with  4X/4Z  stations
will  attract  more  points. The contest  will  take  place on  19-20 April,
from  21.00  UTC on  Friday  until  20.59 UTC  on Saturday  (24 hours).  See
https://iarc.org/iarc/#HolylandContest for the rules and the results of last
year's event. [TNX 4Z4KX]

WRTC 2026: TENT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME ---> Details  have been  announced  of
the opportunity to sponsor a tent at WRTC 2026 in the UK:  "we have 50 teams
and therefore 50 tents are available. Of the 50 total tents, 42 of these are
by QA (Qualification Area),  4 for Youth,  1 for the returning Champions,  2
Sponsored and 1 Wildcard".  Tent Sponsorship  applications  will be open  at
00:00Z on 27 April. See https://www.wrtc2026.org/.

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QSLs received direct or through  managers: 3B9AT, 3C3CA, 3V8SS, 3W3B, 4J3DJ,
4O/DL2JRM,  4S7AB,  4W6RU, 4W8X,  5K1CB,  5X7O, 6Y1A,  7O2WX, 7O73T,  7P8AO,
7Q7JN,  7Z1VD, 9J2BS,  9K2NO,  A71/ON5UR,  BH4SCF,  C6AWA,  C91CCY,  E20AX/p
(AS-126), E2A, E6AM, EA9ACD, EA9KB, FG4KH, FY5KE, HH2AA,  HI6M, HK3C, HZ1HZ,
J52EC, KH9/N7NVK, LU5FF, NP3X, NP4TX, PJ4DX, PJ4K, PY0FR, S01WS, SU1SK, T2C,
T77C, T77LA, UP0L, V51WW,  VP8KCA, VU7A, VU7W,  VY0/VE1RUS (NA-008),  XF3RAM
(NA-135), XV9T, XW4DX, YJ0CA, ZD9W, ZF2OO.

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