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28 January 2023                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1656

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

3Y0J ---> As of 27 January at 5 UTC, there were still about  1240 kilometres
between the  "Marama"  and  Bouvet  (https://share.garmin.com/3y0j).  If she
maintains  her current speed,  the estimated  date of arrival  at the island
should be 30 January. Originally it was announced that there would be no /mm
operation on the way to Bouvet; several team members, however, have been QRV
since 23 January:  AB5EB/mm,  DL6KVA/mm,  KO8SCA/mm,  LA7GIA/mm,  LA7THA/mm,
LB1QI/mm, LB5GI/mm, NP4G/mm, VE3LYC/mm, WD5COV/mm.

4W     - Satoshi, JH2EUV has been active again as 4W/JH2EUV from Timor-Leste
         (OC-148) since 21 January, length of stay unknown.  He operates FT8
         on various bands. QSL via LoTW, or to home call via the bureau.
6W     - Willy, ON4AVT will be active again as 6W7/ON4AVT from Warang, Sene-
         gal from  6 February  to 31 March.  Usually he operates  mainly FT8
         with some SSB and CW on  80-10m;  he will be QRV also on the QO-100
         satellite. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via home call.
7P     - Yuris, YL2GM will be active as 7P8WW  from Lesotho from  26 January
         to 4 February.  He will operate  CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8  on 160-10m.
         QSL  via Club Log's OQRS,  or via YL2GN;  the  full log will be up-
         loaded  to LoTW  six months  after the end  of the DXpedition.  See
         https://www.lral.lv/7p8ww/index.html for more information.
DU     - Jacek, SP5APW will be active as DU1/SP5APW/p from Marinduque Island
         (OC-244) on 9-14 March, and as DU1/SP5APW from  Calayan Island (OC-
         092) on 18-26 March.  He will operate SSB and FT8 on  40-10 metres,
         and digital on 6 metres.  See https://oc-092.blogspot.com/ for more
         information. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
FS     - Paul, VA3ZC will be active holiday style as FS/VA3ZC  from St. Mar-
         tin (NA-105) from 31 January to 9 February.  He will operate QRP on
         20-10 metres FT4 and FT8. [TNX DX World]
FY     - TO1A is the special callsign for the FY5KE club station to partici-
         pate in the Coupe du REF's CW leg, to be held from 6 UTC on 28 Jan-
         uary to 18 UTC on 29 January. Complete information about the French
         HF Championship can be found on https://concours.r-e-f.org/contest/
H40    - Heye DJ9RR,  Laci HA0NAR,  Paul N6PSE,   Walt N6XG,  Rob N7QT,  Jun
         OE1JUN (JH4RHF),  Sandro VE7NY  and  Arliss W7XU  will be active as
         H40WA  from  the  Temotu Province  from  31 October to 14 November.
         Plans are to operate  CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H)  on 160-10 metres
         with  three stations  and  "a significant effort on the low bands".
         Donations  will be  gratefully accepted;  for more information  and
         updates bookmark https://intrepid-dx.com/temotu2023/  and the expe-
         dition's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/h40wa).
HB0    - Look for HB0/DL1MGB,  HB0/DL2JRM,  HB0/DL3DXX  and  HB0/DL7CX to be
         active  from  Liechtenstein on  26-30 January.  They  will  operate
         mainly CW,  and will participate in the  CQ WW 160-Meter CW Contest
         as HB0DX (QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW). [TNX NG3K]
JD1_oga- A group of Japanese operators will be active as JD1YCC from Chichi-
         jima (AS-031), Ogasawara on 7-13 February. They will operate EME on
         2m, 70cm and 23cm.  QSL via LoTW, or direct to JH3AZC.  Details can
         be found at https://www.qrz.com/db/JD1YCC.  Team members are JA1PFP
         (JD1BPI), JJ3JHP (JD1BQD) and JP3EXR (JD1BPY).
KP2    - Gene, W8NET will be active as N8V from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
         (NA-106) on 6-10 February.  He will operate SSB and FT8  on 80, 40,
         20, 17 and 10 metres,  and plans to activate  three POTA  (Parks on
         the Air) counters.  QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL,  or direct
         to W8NET. [TNX The Daily DX]
S7     - Peter, G4HSO will be active  holiday style as  S79/G4HSO  from  the
         Seychelles on 1-21 February.  Probably he will operate only CW  and
         VarAC (https://www.varac-hamradio.com/) from "three different loca-
         tions". QSL via LoTW, no paper QSLs.
V3     - Chuck, WO9K will be active again as  V31WO  from  Placencia, Belize
         between 28 January and 2 February.  He will operate  CW and FT8  on
         the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
VK9C   - Nobby, G0VJG will be active as VK9CVG from the  Cocos (Keeling) Is-
         lands (OC-003) on 17-24 February.  He will operate SSB and some FT8
         on 80-10 metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. Before that, on 12-16 Febru-
         ary, he will be QRV as VK6/G0VJG from Australia.

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

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9N7AA ---> Robert, 9N7AA (S53R)  has been back to  Kathmandu, Nepal since 16
January, and is  "enjoying good conditions on 12 & 10 meters.  The local QRM
is bearable higher in the spectrum,  while it's getting worse  and  worse on
17m and below.  Antenna for 80 & 160 has been removed.  While I could easily
reach Europe with very decent signal,  only a single QSO was made on 160 and
a few more on 80.  Local interference  prevents  any meaningful activity  on
lower bands. For the fall, the plan is to activate a QTH within the Kathman-
du valley, but away from populated areas,  covering 160-40m.  I have identi-
fied a couple of good locations  which should not suffer  so badly from QRM,
as is the case  in the city.  Till then,  will continue  to  operate  higher
bands,  while also preparing some extra RX stuff for this year's 6m season".
QSL via LoTW, or S57DX (direct only); logsearch on Club Log.

CY0S ---> The CY0S team  has been working  on the plans for their flights to
Sable Island  on the morning of  20 March.  Five team members  will fly on a
plane, and the others on a helicopter. They now have an absolute payload ca-
pacity limit of 2930 lbs (about 1330 kg), including the weight of the opera-
tors;  they are over that weight limitation, and are identifying areas where
they can reduce weight.
The DXpedition is currently scheduled  to conclude on  29 March;  due to the
operational requirements of the Sable Station, however,  the team might need
to depart the island one day earlier (28 March) or one day later (30 March).
The team has now reached  the 60% level  of their  fundraising goal  of  USD
37,500.  The total cost of the DXpedition is estimated at  USD 75,000. Dona-
tions are very much appreciated  and  can be made from the DXpedition's web-
site (www.cy0s.com).

EU DX CONTEST ---> The third edition of the European Union DX Contest  (EUDX
Contest) will be held on  4-5 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.

FT8WW ---> As of 27 January Thierry was still awaiting  the extension of the
permit to operate on the HF bands. In the meanwhile, he continues SSB activ-
ity via QO-100 (1108 QSOs so far), as well as  DATV tests in anticipation of
planned contacts with 16 schools and colleges.  As a reminder, FT8WW was QRV
on  30, 20, 17 and 15 metres  from 25 December 2022  to 14 January.  QSL via
Club Log's OQRS.

TRUE BLUE DXERS CLUB HAS CLOSED DOWN ---> "It is  with great sadness  that I
have to announce my decision to bring the TBDXC experience to a close", Pete
MM0TWX announced on  21 January  (https://www.tbdxc.net/). "This follows the
resignation of our President and Marathon Manager Peter DL3NAA, triggered by
yet  another  'scandal'  about  TBDXC  members  massively  engaging  in  FT8
Founded in 2018,  the True Blue DXers Club's  motto was  'Because It's Hard,
Not Because It's Easy'.  The one and only requirement for membership was the
personal commitment to pursuing and promoting DXing as a form of  person-to-
person amateur radio activity involving the use of CW or SSB.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3V8SS       LX1NO       FT4YM       F5PFP       RI1ANC      RN1ON
3W3B        E21EIC      HC5DX       N4GNR       RI1ANU      ZS1OIN
4L8A        M0OXO       HG0R        HA0NAR      RI30ANT     RZ3EC
4S7KKG      DC0KK       HG1A        HA1ZN       RI41POL     RN3RQ
5H3FM       HB9DSP      HG5D        HA8QZ       RU80OW      RU3KO
7X2TT       EA5GL       HG7T        HA7TM       RU80SB      UA4AJD
7X3WPL      7X3DL       HG8R        HA8JV       S79VU       N4GNR
7Z1VD       EA5GL       HH2AA       EB7DX       SN2WOSP     SP2UUU
8P9CB       WA7RAR      HI8CW       EB7DX       SP160PS     SP3PDO
8P9NX       W0SA        HS0ZJF      ON4AFU      T88AQ       JH6WDG
9J2BO       EA5GL       HS0ZKE      HB9DUS      T88ED       JA3IVU
9N1CA       EA5ZD       HS0ZME      SM6NT       T88MB       JA3AVO
A41DX       M0OXO       HS0ZOA      EB7DX       T88RH       JR6DRH
A60A        EA7FTR      HS0ZPO      F5MFV       T88SS       EA5GL
A61BG       EA7FTR      KC4AAA      K7MT        TG9AJR      M0URX
A62A        EA7FTR      KC4AAC      K7MT        TI5CDA      EA5GL
A71AE       EC6DX       KL7SB       N4GNR       TM100DOR    F4GVO
A71XX       EC6DX       MD7C        M0OXO       TM25PVJ     F8GGZ
AP2HA       JA1WIO      NP2X        KU9C        UE80M       RQ7L
AP2TN       N4BAA       NP4DX       M0OXO       UE80ML      RQ7L
AX5GR       M0OXO       OL5GMA/p    OK3EQ       V26K        AA3B
AX5PAS      M0OXO       OY1OF       M0URX       VE2CSI      M0URX
CN2JA       DL2EAD      P29LL       EA7FTR      VO2AC       VE3FU
CO8ZZ       DK1WI       P40AA       DL4MM       VP2ETE      W3HNK
CT9ABV      DL5AXX      PA5DX       IZ8CLM      VP8BTR      M0OXO
D44PM       IZ4DPV      PA900RAALTE PA5MR       VP8KCA      G5KC
DP0GVN      DL5EBE      PJ4BZL      M0URX       VY1JA       N3SL
E77DX       E73Y        PJ4DX       M0URX       XV9BPO      EA5GL
EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      PJ4NX       M0URX       YS3CW       I2JIN
EP3ASA      EA5GL       PJ4RF       EA5GL       ZC4GR       EB7DX
ET3AA       N2OO        R900DM      RC1C        ZF9DX       K0DEQ
EX2V        RW6HS       R900RO      RT1L        ZS7ANF      ZS1ANF

4L4DX      Alexander Nersesian, 1790 E Indigo Dr, Chandler AZ 85286, USA
7X4LV      Mohamed Khamla, 37 Clos des Blaches, 38550 St Maurice l'Exil,
9N7AA      Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
CE3WB      Mario Antonio Arancibia Alezthier, General Mackenna 1138
           Dpto 1109, 8340154 Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
CT9/UR9IDX Eugene Mosiychuk, Apartado Postal 5, 03170 Rojales (Alicante),
HC6CR      Julio Volpe O'Neil, Partida de Les Salades, Poligono 1, Casa 45,
           03295 Elx (Alicante), Spain
HG6N       Salgotarjani Varosi Radioklub, Salgotarjan, Meredek ut 6 II/1,
           3100, Hungary
HS0ZBS     Rudolf Riess, Braunauerstrasse 17, 5204 Strasswalchen, Austria
HV5PUL     Luca Della Giovampaola, Via Cremera 11, 00198 Roma RM. Italy
J8NKI      Kevin Thomas, 235 Littlejohn Rd, Yarmouth ME 04096, USA
LU1ZV      Horacio Enrique Ledo, Manzanares 4586, Piso 2 Dpto. 4, C1430AFH,
           Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
PJ2ND      Jeffrey A. Maass, 9256 Concord Rd, Powell OH 43065-9625, USA
S79/DL2SBY Kasimir Bastian, Grunaeckerstr. 39, 71069 Sindelfingen, Germany
T88DK      Kunio Miyagawa, 5-4-201 Kawanishi-cho, Nishinomiya-shi,
           Hyogo 662-0951, Japan
T88SM      Hakata Radio, PO Box 232, Hakata Kita, Fukuoka, 812-8799, Japan
TM5CO      Serge Philippe, 21 rue de Batz, 35230 Orgeres, France
V31XX      Bill Kollenbaum, 1590 Burns Dr, Clearwater FL 33764, USA
VO2AAA     Dave Goodwin, 141 Acton Drive, Smiths Falls ON K7A 5B8, Canada
Z36T       Ace Jevremov, Postfach 14, 82378 Peissenberg, Germany
ZF2OO      Jim Millner, 7010 Gullotti Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952, USA


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