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20 April 2024                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1720

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

3D2_cr - 3D2AJT went QRT earlier than planned, on 17 April,  as the Rebel DX
         Group  is preparing a  second operation from Conway Reef,  which is
         expected to start soon under the callsign 3D2CCC. This will be a 2-
         man activity on 160-6 metres  SSB (one station),  CW (two stations)
         and  FT8/FT4 (twelve stations).  QSL via Club Log's OQRS.  Bookmark
9H     - 9H6HE is the  special callsign  for the  Malta Amateur Radio League
         (9H1MRL) to celebrate the swearing in of  Dr. Myriam Spiteri Debono
         as Malta's 11th President.  Look for activity  from 15 April  to 31
         May, on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via
         LoTW; paper QSL cards will not be available.
CE0Y   - 3G0YA is the callsign issued  to the  18 April-6 May  DXpedition to
         Easter Island (SA-001)  [425DXN 1719].  Ben DL6FBL,  Win DK9IP  and
         Lutz DM6EE  will operate  SSB, FT8 and CW on 160-6 metres.  QSL via
         Club Log's OQRS  (preferred), or via DJ4MX. More information can be
         found on https://www.qrz.com/db/3G0YA.
CT     - Special  event  stations  CS2GPDX (continental  Portugal),  CR2GPDX
         (Azores)  and  CR3GPDX (Madeira)  will  be  active  on  1-31 May to
         celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Portuguese DX Group. QSL only
         via LoTW.  A large number  of  certificates  and trophies  will  be
         available, see https://www.qrz.com/db/CS2GPDX for detailed informa-
         tion. [TNX CT4NH]
G      - The Wessex DX Group  will be active as  GB0WED  on 20-27 April  for
         Earth Day,  the  global event held annually on  22 April  to demon-
         Strate support for environmental protection. QSL via eQSL.
G      - Joining  Guglielmo Marconi's  150th anniversary  celebrations,  the
         Cornish Radio Amateur Club (GX4CRC) will be active as GB150GM  from
         27 April until 27 July. QSL via eQSL. This activity participates in
         the "Marconi 150 Award", organized by the Associazione Radioamatori
         Italiani (ARI)  and the  Coordinamento Stazioni Marconiane Italiane
         (CSMI) under the patronage of the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation. See
         IR2GMCL below.
GM     - A large group of Camb Hams will be active as  GS3PYE  from the Isle
         of Mull (EU-008)  from  27 April to 3 May.  Look for them on  80-10
         metres and QO-100. QSL only via Club Log' OQRS. [TNX G3ZAY]
HV     - Members of ARI Civitavecchia,  ARI Roma, ARI Perugia  and  ARI YOTA
         Italia  will be active  as  HV9TVM  on 27 April,  from 6 to 12 UTC.
         They will operate  CW and SSB on 40 and 20 metres,  and via  QO-100
         (CW, SSB and FT8).  QSL via IK0PHU,  direct or bureau.  HV9TVM is a
         permanent amateur radio station located in the building that housed
         the first broadcasting centre of Vatican Radio,  built by Guglielmo
         Marconi and inaugurated  in 1931 by Pope Pius XI.  Since 1995,  the
         building  has  housed  Vatican  Radio's  Technical  and  Historical
I      - Look for IY0CG,  IY0GA (Sardinia),  IY0IMD, IY0MMR, IY0ORP,  IY0TC,
         IY1MR, IY1SM,  IY1SP, IY1TO,  IY4FGM, IY5PIS, IY6GM and IY7M  to be
         active  during  the  International Marconi Day (27 April).  QSL via
         operators'  instructions.  These  stations  are  affiliated  to the
         "Coordinamento Stazioni Marconiane Italiane"  which gathers amateur
         radio stations  operating  from historic Marconi sites  located  in
         Italy (http://csmi.altervista.org/wp/).
I      - Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of  Guglielmo Mar-
         coni, members of ARI's Board of Directors will be active as IR2GMCL
         between  28 April and 27 July  during the "Marconi 150 Award".  See
         https://www.qrz.com/db/IR2GMCL  for the rules. Paper QSL cards will
         not be provided;  electronic QSLs  will be  downloadable  from  the
         HamAward platform.
JA     - Take, JI3DST will be active again from the  Miyako Islands (AS-079)
         between  24 April and 26 June.  Callsigns  to be used  are  JS6RRR,
         JS6RRR/6, JI3DST/6, JJ5RBH/6 and JR8YLY/6 on SSB and CW, as well as
         JS6RRR/p, JI3DST/p, JJ5RBH/p and JR8YLY/p on FT8/FT4.  QSOs will be
         made available for Club Log and LoTW Matching on the IOTA website.
JA     - Look for Mitsu, JE1HXZ/6 to be active from Yonaguni Island (AS-024)
         from 26 April to 5 May.  He will operate  CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4
         on 160-6 metres.  QSL via LoTW (preferred)  or direct to home call;
         bureau cards can be requested by email (details on qrz.com).
         Similarly active from the same island will be Sam, 7K1EAS, who will
         be QRV as JR6/7K1EAS  from  30 April to 2 May.  He will operate FT8
         and FT4 on 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
VE     - Andy, VE1ANF  will be active as VE1ANF/p from Bells Island (NA-081)
         on 19-21 April.  He will operate mainly CW, possibly  with some SSB
         and FT8, on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres.  QSL via LoTW, Club Log's
         OQRS, or direct to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB     - Special callsigns  8A145RA,  8A145KAR, 8A145TI and 8A145NI  will be
         active on 20-22 April commemorating the 145th anniversary since the
         birth of Raden Adjeng Kartini (1879-1904). Look for activity on the
         five classic bands SSB. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log's OQRS, or via
         N2OO. See https://award.orari.or.id/ for the certificates that will
         be available.  R.A. Kartini  was  an  activist  who  advocated  for
         women's rights and female education;  in 1964 she was  awarded  the
         title of National Hero of Indonesia.
YJ     - Chris, VK2YUS will be active again as YJ0CA from Port Vila (OC-035)
         Vanuatu between 27 April and 9 May.  He will operate SSB on 40-10m,
         mainly between 21 UTC and 10 UTC. QSL direct to home call.  He does
         not use LoTW or Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
ZC4    - Dave, G4WXJ  will be active  holiday style  as  ZC4RH  from the  UK
         Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus  from  28 April  to 9 May.  He  will
         operate FT8, FT4, SSB and CW on 40-6 metres.  QSL via LoTW,  or via
         DK6SP. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

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INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY ---> Organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur  Club,
the International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur  radio  event  held
annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874). It  is
not a contest, but an opportunity for amateurs  around  the  world  to  make
contacts with historic Marconi sites  using  HF  communications  techniques.
This year's event will be held  on 27 April, from  00.00  UTC  to 23.59 UTC.
Details, including information on the Award Certificates and the listing  of
participating stations, can be found at https://gx4crc.com/.

N5J: JARVIS ISLAND 2024 ---> The Dateline DX Association  has announced that
"due to the increasing interest in our DXpedition to this rare  DXCC Entity,
we are adding another local operator to our team". Plans are to have six RIB
stations  on the island.  Four stations are set up to be  remotely operated,
while two stations will be operated locally (from the boat) by  AA7JV, N1DG,
HA7RY, KN4EEI and the newly added team member Adrian, KO8SCA.
Website:  https://jarvisisland2024.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1359664908071770/

NCDXF DXCELLENCE AWARD ---> Created in  April 2021,  the Northern California
DX Foundation's "DXcellence Award" is awarded to "the outstanding DXpedition
of the  last twelve month,  which received funding from NCDXF.  The award is
intended to recognize excellence in a DXpedition,  exemplified by practices,
ethics, management, transparency, impact upon the DXing community, and last-
ly exhibited fun!  The winner of the award is determined by the  NCDXF Board
of Directors.  The board considers  several factors,  including performance,
complexity of the DXpedition,  and impact on Club Log's most wanted ranking.
Especially important are activities associated with humanitarian efforts and
This year's DXcellence Award  has been conferred on  TX5S,  the January 2024
DXpedition to Clipperton.  The award was presented to  K5GS  during the 75th
International DX Convention
The NCDXF looks forward to other DXpeditions this year that will qualify for
The next award in 2025. The mission of the Northern California DX Foundation
is to provide necessary financial support  for well-organized DXpeditions to
desirable DXCC Entities  and  to support advances  in  DXpeditioning skills,
technology, and infrastructure: https://www.ncdxf.org/.

RI0POL ---> This is the new callsign  for Oleg, RD1A, who was previously QRV
as RI41POL and RI0SP. He is participating in the North Pole-41 expedition to
the  Arctic  onboard  the  "North Pole",  a  large  self-propelled  drifting
research vessel replacing the drifting ice stations built on ice floes.  QSL
via RN3RQ.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3G0YA       DJ4MX       CR50Y       CT1REP      T47R        EA7FTR
3V8SS       LX1NO       E6SP        EA5GL       TF3WARD     TF3MH
4X6TT       N4GNR       EG50GLR     EA1URL      TM0FEC      F5KMB
5H3PV       EA5GL       EN185UPP    UR4UWY      TM200CF     F4DTO
5P0WARD     OZ1ACB      HP1XV       EA5XV       TM500NA     F5PTI
6D2SOL      XE2M        II3AAV      IQ3VI       TM80OMAH    PA3EFR
6Y5HN       EA5GL       II3CHI      IQ3RW       TM80TSF     F8GGZ
7Z1VD       EA5GL       LY20EU      LY2QT       TT8RR       I2YSB
8P2K        KU9C        LZ543BN     LZ1KCP      TT8TT       I2YSB
8Q7HZ       TA1HZ       LZ74IPA     LZ3HI       TT8XX       I2YSB
9K2ES       EC6DX       NP2AR       EB7DX       V26MN       DF8AN
9K2GR       M0OXO       OL50DLA     OK1DLA      V51LK       DJ4LK
A2NEW       EA7FTR      PB75NAVO    PI4RS       V51WH       DK2WH
A43WARD     EC6DX       R165ASP     RV1AQ       VK5FIL      M0OXO
A52CI       SP6CIK      R1994YU     RQ7L        VK5PAS      M0OXO
A52P        SP9FIH      R1996VK     RQ7L        VP2MMN      DF8AN
A8OK        OK6DJ       R2014NC     RQ7L        VP8YLJ      G2YL
A91WARD     EC6DX       R90KEDR     RA3LBA      VP9NR       K1EFI
AO5WARD     EA5URV      R95FSI      RA8CP       XV9NI       JR1UFN
AP2HA       JA1WIO      RI0POL      RN3RQ       XV9Q        N4GNR
AT24JOS     VU2JOS      RI1ANE      RN3RQ       XW0LP       M0OXO
C21TS       M0OXO       SN20UE      SP6ZJP      YR20RRO     YO5KUC
CB40E       XQ1FM       SN40RVG     SP2UUU      ZS6/PB5X    PA1AW

4L4DX    Alexander Nersesian, 1790 E Indigo Dr, Chandler AZ 85286, USA
4L7T     Alexander Nersesian, 1790 E Indigo Dr, Chandler AZ 85286, USA
5W0RS    Antonello Scauso, Via Tenente Minniti 105, 98057 Milazzo ME, Italy
9N7AA    Pavla Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
GB0SIC   Lyns Owen, Fairlight, 68 Clevedon Road, Tickenham, Clevedon,
         BS21 6RD, United Kingdom
I2YSB    Silvano Borsa, Viale Capettini 1, 27036 Mortara PV, Italy
J62K     William J. Schmidt II, 27427 Myrtle Lake Lane, Katy TX 77494, USA
JW8EKA   Kaare Roar Hagen, Bleikervangen 76, 1387 Asker, Norway
LX5IGRY  Joel Erpelding, 22 Duerfstross, L-9165 Merscheid, Luxembourg
OE150GM  Enrico Dona', Lohbachweg B 28a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
OK6DJ    David Beran, Dolni Kamenice 55, 34562 Holysov, Czech Republic
PF24KWF  Maurice van de Ven, 13 Frieslandlaan, 4926 GE Lage Zwaluwe,
PU0FDN   Renner Pedroza, Rua Waldemar Nery Carneiro Monteiro 475 Apt 602,
         Boa Viagem, Recife - PE, 51030-140, Brazil
SX100D   Dimitrios Anastasiadis, 28 Oktobrioy 3, 570 01 Tagarades, Greece
T88PB    Nobuaki Hosokawa, 8270 Fujimi, Fujimi-cho, Suwa-gun, Nagano,
         399-0211, Japan
TO60CSG  Laurent Haas, 19 rue de la Duee, BP 11, 75020 Paris, France
TX7W     Jeff Martin, 11355 S 289th East Ave, Coweta OK 74429, USA


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