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4 February 2023                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1657

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

3Y0J ---> The "Marama" has been anchored off  Kapp Fie, Bouvet Island  since
30 January. Reportedly,  as of 3 February the team was "very busy working in
very  extreme  and difficult conditions  to transfer  all the equipment  and
supplies from 'Marama' to Bouvet Island.  The materials must then be carried
or hoisted up to their campsite at a higher elevation. The Starlink Internet
terminal has been disconnected.  Internet communications  with  team members
will not be possible again  until the camp is established  and  Starlink set
up. Team Co-Leader Ken, LA7GIA has asked that we be patient while they work.
The satellite radios  are being used  to coordinate activities  between  the
camp and the boat, and must be kept open for that purpose".
According to  the information  published on  the  DXpedition's website,  the
band plan for 3Y0J is as follows:
       CW                 FT8             RTTY         SSB  
160m   1820-1826.5-1835    -                -           -  
80m    3510-3540           -                -         >3600
60m    5351.5-5356        5356              -           -  
40m    7025-7040          7064              -         >7120
30m    10105-10125        10144             -           -  
20m    14010-14040        14105           14125       >14225
17m    18074-18089        18090 & 18107     -         >18120
15m    21010-21040        21105           21125       >21225
12m    24895-24910        24921             -         >24925
10m    28010-28040        28086             -         >28400
On CW and SSB the operators will choose a frequency within the spectrum  and
limit the split to max  15 kHz and 30 kHz, respectively.  The team will work
closely together  with their pilots,  and if they see that something is  not
working, they will do adjustments.

6Y     - Neville, G3RFS has been active again as 6Y5FS from Jamaica (NA-097)
         since  30 January.  He will remain there for two months,  and  will
         operate mainly CW and some SSB.  QSL via LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS, or
         via G4BWP. The log will be computerised after Neville is back home.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
7X     - Henning, OZ2I will operate CW only as 7U7EE from Djelfa, Algeria on
         15-22 February,  including an entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest.  QSL
         via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OZ2I.
9K     - Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society will be active again as
         9K9NLD  on  1-28 February.  The  special callsign  celebrates  both
         Kuwait National Day (25 February) and Liberation Day (26 February).
         QSL via EC6DX.
9M6    - 9M8SOTA  and  9M8BOTA are the  special callsigns  that  9M8HAZ  and
         others  will be using  during 2023  while  operating  from  various
         mountains and beaches in Sarawak, East Malaysia. QSL for both call-
         signs via 9M8HAZ (direct), LoTW and Club Log.
C5     - Gerard, F5NVF and Luc, F5RAV will be active again as C5C from Kolo-
         li, The Gambia between 14 February and 14 March. Expect activity on
         80-6 metres  SSB, CW, FT8 and FT4,  plus possibly the QO-100 satel-
         lite.  QSL via LoTW,  eQSL,  or direct  to F5RAV.  Updates  will be
         posted to https://twitter.com/6V7T.
DU     - "To avoid problems during FT8 operation",  DU1/SP5APW  will be  the
         callsign that Jacek will be using from both  Marinduque Island (OC-
         244, 9-14 March)  and  Calayan Island (OC-092, 18-26 March) [425DXN
         1656].  Bookmark https://oc-092.blogspot.com/ for updates.  QSL via
         Club Log's OQRS.
F      - Francois, F8DVD  will be active as TM20AAW  on 10-24 February,  in-
         cluding the 20th Antarctic Activity Week (19-26 February).  He will
         be QRV from his home QTH in France.  QSL via LoTW, or via home call
         (direct or bureau).
F      - Members  of Radio Club Jean Bart, F6KMB  will be active as TM6C  on
         12-27 February during the traditional Dunkirk Carnival (Carnaval de
         Dunkerque). QSL via F6KMB.
FT_ant - David, F4FKT [425DXN 1641] will be active as FT4YM/p from Concordia
         Station until 5 or 6 February. Then he expects to be QRV as FT4YM/m
         during  the traverse  from Concordia to the coast,  as  FT4YM  from
         Robert Guillard Station at Cap Prud'homme  sometime  between 12 and
         20 February,  as  FT4YM  from  Dumont  d'Urville  Station  (Ile des
         Petrels, AN-017) on 21-27 February,  and finally as  FT4YM/mm  from
         the icebreaker "L'Astrolabe"  from 28 February to 5 March.  QSL via
         F5PFP. [TNX DX World]
H4     - Bernhard, DL2GAC  will be back  to the  Solomon Islands  for  three
         months (10 February-8 May).  He plans to be QRV again as H44MS from
         Malaita (OC-047) on a daily basis from mid-February through the end
         of April,  with activity on 80-6 metres  SSB and some FT8.  QSL via
         home call, direct or bureau. He will upload his log to Club Log and
         LoTW when he returns home.
HR     - Alex, K6VHF will be active again as  K6VHF/HR9  from  Roatan Island
         (NA-057) on 8-15 February.  He will operate FT8, RTTY  and some SSB
         and CW on 80-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW,  or via home
         call. [TNX The Daily DX]
I      - Promoting  World Radio Day  (13 February),  the  UN Global  Service
         Center ARC (4U1GSC) in Brindisi will be active as  4U13FEB on  1-28
         February. DXCC wise, it counts for Italy.  QSL via 9A2AA, direct or
I      - Members of ARI Novara will be active as II1CAI  from 15 February to
         30 June. The special callsign memorializes the 100th anniversary of
         the local section of the glorious Club Alpino Italiano (the Italian
         Alpine Club, founded in 1863). QSL via IQ1NO.
J7     - Laurent, FM5BH and Yuri, VE3DZ will be active as J79BH from Domini-
         ca (NA-101) on 20-26 February.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS;  or direct
         to FM5BH. [TNX NG3K]
J8     - Gert, PA2LO will be active as J8/AJ4YX from St. Vincent Island (NA-
         109) on 11-21 February. He will operate mainly SSB and FT8 (F/H) on
         80-10 metres,  with some CW activity during the  ARRL DX CW Contest
         (18-19 February).  He will also "spend some time" in the Dutch PACC
         Contest (11-12 February).  QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred)  and
         LoTW,  or direct to PA2LO.  See  https://www.pa2lo.com/j8  for more
OE     - Celebrating World Radio Day, the  VIC Amateur Radio Contest DX Club
         (4U1A, http://4u1a.club/) is expected  to be active as 4UNR on  12-
         28 February. This activity counts for Austria for DXCC, and for the
         Vienna International Centre  for the  CQ DX Marathon.  QSL via Club
         Log's OQRS, or via UA3DX.
OZ     - Special callsign OZ625E  will be active on  14-28 February  for the
         opening of the new  Enigma Museum of Communications  in Copenhagen.
         QSL via  Club Log's OQRS,  or via the bureau to OZ1ACB.  A  special
         award will be available for contacts made with  OZ625E/xx  stations
         with different suffix extensions;  further information can be found
         on https://www.qrz.com/db/OZ625E. [TNX OZ2I]
PJ4    - Scott, NE9U will be active as PJ4/NE9U  (QSL via LoTW, or direct to
         home call) from Bonaire (SA-006) on 11-26 February. He will also be
         part of team  PJ4A  (QSL via LoTW, or K4BAI)  during the ARRL DX CW
         Contest. [TNX NG3K]
PY     - ZX89L is the special callsign celebrating the  89th anniversary  of
         LABRE (Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Radio Emissao) on  1-15 Feb-
         ruary.  QSL via LoTW.  See  https://www.qrz.com/db/ZX89L  for  more
SM     - Once again the unique and still operational  long wave transmitter,
         with  call  sign SAQ, at  the  Varberg Radio  Station  at  Grimeton
         (southern Sweden)  will be activated on 17.2 kHz CW on  13 February
         in celebration of  World Radio Day.  The  message transmission will
         take place  at  15  UTC  and  the transmitter will be tuned up from
         around 12.30 UTC. Built in 1922-24, the  Varberg Radio Station  has
         been inscribed  on  the  UNESCO World Heritage list since 2004.  As
         for the amateur bands,  Grimeton Radio Station SK6SAQ   will be QRV
         on CW (3517.2, 7017.2 and 14017.2 kHz)  and SSB (3755 and 7140 kHz)
         between  9 and 16 UTC.  QSL SK6SAQ  via the  bureau, or  direct  to
         Alexander  GVV  Radiostationen,  Grimeton 72,  SE-432 98  Grimeton,
         Sweden. See https://alexander.n.se/en/ for more information.
SP     - The Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) sponsors a  radio marathon  to
         celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus
         (Mikolaj Kopernik,  19 February 1473),  the Polish  astronomer  who
         formulated  a model of the solar system  centred  on the Sun rather
         than Earth. Look for special event stations SN550K, SN550O, SN550P,
         SN550E, SN550R, SN550N, SN550I, SP550K and  SN550NC to be activated
         from 17 February to 5 March.  A certificate will be available,  see
         https://550mk.pzk.org.pl for complete information.
V2     - Greg, N9GB will be active holiday style as V26DX  from Antigua (NA-
         100) on 9-16 February.  He will operate SSB, CW  and maybe some FT8
         on 40-6 metres. QSL via EB7DX and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
VK0_ant- Allan,  VK0AW  will be based at  Davis Station, Antarctica  for one
         year starting around 11 February.  He is new to  the amateur bands,
         and still  inexperienced in pile-up  technique.  QSL via EB7DX  and
W      - W7P  is the  callsign  for the  Northern Arizona DX Association  to
         conduct a 10-year special event countdown to the  100th anniversary
         of the discovery of Pluto by  Clyde Tombaugh at  Lowell Observatory
         in Flagstaff, Arizona  (18 February 1930).  The inaugural event was
         held in 2021; this year's  Pluto Anniversary Countdown will run  on
         11-20 February.  Also,  Doug  Tombaugh  (N3PDT),  Clyde  Tombaugh's
         nephew, will be operating  during the event as  W7P/0.  QSL direct,
         see https://www.nadxa.com/w7p_pluto_2030.html  for information.
ZD7    - Andy, DK7MG will operate CW as ZD7MG  from  St. Helena Island  (AF-
         022) on 11-25 February.  He also plans to be QRV as ZD7MG/p from at
         least one summit for the SOTA programme.  "The most promising bands
         for DX should be 15m and 17m during daytime,  and I will mainly use
         verticals", he says.

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                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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CY0S ---> Lee, WW2DX  will be in charge of the  2m EME  operation from Sable
Island,  which has been approved by Parks Canada.  The team is now at 65% of
their fundraising goal of USD 37,500. Donations can be made from the DXpedi-
tion's website (www.cy0s.com).  Any donations  will automatically be matched
by a generous well known DXer, who wishes to remain anonymous.

FT8WW ---> On 2 February  Thierry reported  that the  French Polar Institute
Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV) "does not object to the TAAF making an amendment so
that I can resume traffic under the following conditions:
* Over four rolling weeks  only the first  three are authorized for traffic,
  the fourth is forbidden to me for 'analysis of logs'.
* I must provide the logs each week in a format  'understandable'  by  their
* Traffic  below 14 MHz is prohibited;  it seems that  10 MHz  disturbs  the
  measurements, so exit 10 and 7.
The conditions that were in force remain valid, namely:
* Five hours per day prohibited to carry out the absolute measurement.
* Stopping of all broadcasts  ten days before  the departure of the boat for
  Reunion Island.
So there is very little left.  Currently, I am awaiting the endorsement that
the TAAF must make. There is no HF emission for the moment".
As for the QSL cards, Paul, F6EXV does not want to receive requests by post,
and urges everybody to use exclusively Club Log's OQRS.

YOTA SUMMER CAMP 2023 ---> The Hungarian Radio Amateur Society (MRASZ)  will
host the 11th edition of the  Youngsters on the Air Summer Camp  in the city
of Gyor on 5-12 August. This event brings together young radio amateurs from
IARU Region 1 member societies, as well as guest teams from Regions 2 and 3,
creating an opportunity to learn all about different nationalities  and cul-
tures,  foster international friendships and goodwill, and learn new amateur
radio skills.  Each  IARU R1 member society  is invited to take part  with a
team of maximum four persons.  Applications must be submitted before 28 Feb-
ruary: https://www.ham-yota.com/yota-hungary-2023/.


QSLs received direct  or through managers: 3A/F6EXV, 3A/PB8DX, 3B9KW, 3D2FS,
4S7AB, 5R8BM, 5R8LH, 5R8PA, A35GC, CO2CW, D2UY, EP2C, ET3AA, HC2EP,  HV5PUL,
J28MD,  JD1BMH,  JG8NQJ/JD1,  K8H (OC-045),  P29RO (OC-240),  ST2NH,  TL8AA,
TL8ZZ,  TX7G (OC-027),  TY5AF,  VP8LP, YD5NBY,  YJ0CA,  YJ8RN, YS1MS, Z61DX,


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                            Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
               Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
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