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14 January 2023                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1654

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

3Y0J ---> DX World's dedicated page,  featuring the latest official informa-
tion  gathered from  the media officer (N2AJ),  the pilot stations  and  the
team, can be found on https://www.dx-world.net/3y0j-bouvet-2023/.
The team flew  from the UK  to the Falkland Islands  on 12 January,  and now
expects to set sail for Bouvet from Port Stanley  on 14 January.  The voyage
to the island could take 11-14 days, depending on weather and seas,  so they
should arrive sometime between 25 and 28 January.  "Please allow us to spend
a few days to go onshore  and  set up camp", LA7GIA says.  "In worst case we
might have to wait one week before  we attempt to go onshore". At the moment
operations might start  sometime between 27 January and  4 February, with an
anticipated stay on the island of three weeks.  It is possible  to track the
team's progress on https://share.garmin.com/3y0j.

4S     - Peter, 4S7KKG (DC0KK) and   Wolfgang, 4S7DRG (DK9DR) will be active
         again from the former Deutsche Welle relay station near Trincomalee
         from 29 January to 7 February.  The station is now operated  by the
         Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC),  and  they  will operate
         mainly FT8, FT4 and SSB on 80-10 metres  during transmission breaks
         (04.35-12.55 UTC,  17.35-18.55 UTC,  23.15-23.55 UTC). QSL via home
         calls (bureau preferred) and LoTW.
5H     - Ferdy, HB9DSP will be active again as  5H3FM  from  Zanzibar Island
         (AF-032), Tanzania on 21-31 January. He will operate SSB and FT8 on
         20, 15 and 10 metres.  QSL via LoTW (preferred),  or via  home call
         (bureau or direct).
5X     - Andres, SM0HPL is QRV again as  5X7W from Uganda  until 23 January.
         He operates "100% QRP", using a vertical antenna four stories up on
         His  accommodation  block,   "hence  weak  but  hopefully  readable
         signals".  He operates  CW, FT8 and FT4 on  40-10 metres.  QSL  via
         M0OXO's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL.
9H     - Rene, DL2JRM will be active as 9H6XX  from Malta (EU-023) on  15-17
         January.  He  will operate  mainly CW.  QSL via DL2JRM  (direct  or
F      - Special callsign  TM25PVJ  will be activated  from  22 January to 5
         February for the 25th "Percee du Vin Jaune", the festival celebrat-
         ing the  "Opening of the Yellow Wine"  which  this  year  will take
         place at Voiteur (Jura). QSL via F8GGZ.
FG     - Herve, F5HRY will be active holiday style as  FG/F5HRY  from Marie-
         Galante (NA-102), Guadeloupe from 19 January to 2 February. He will
         operate CW and some SSB "on request" on 80-10 metres. QSL via LoTW,
         or direct to home call.
HS     - According to http://qrz.com/db/hs0zpu,  Emmanuel, F5LIT plans to be
         active as HS0ZPU  from Thailand between  17 January and 6 February.
         This apparently will include activity from IOTA group AS-053 on 17-
         20 January.  QSL via LoTW,  or direct to home call.  He will upload
         his log to Club Log.
I      - A group from Slovenia  (S50O, S50X, S51V, S52OT, S54W, S56N,  S57DX
         and S59A) will be active from  Lampedusa Island (AF-019)  on  23-31
         January.  Main activity will be as  IG9/S59A  during the CQ WW 160-
         Meter CW Contest;  outside  the contest  they  will operate  on all
         bands and modes as IG9/homecalls.

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

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The December 2022 issue is available for  download
at https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA]

FT8WW ---> The current operation from the  Crozet Islands  has been accepted
for DXCC credit. The QSL cards have been ordered from the printer; when Paul
F6EXV receives them, he will open Club Log's OQRS.
Unless his 3-week permit is extended, Thierry  will have to stop activity on
the HF bands on 15 January, and be QRV  only via the QO-100 satellite  until
he departs  the island  around 20 March.  The  FT8WW  log  has been  updated
through  13 January at 05.47 UTC.  It shows  19,871 QSOs  with 10,587 unique
callsigns (53,28%).  See https://clublog.org/charts/?c=FT8WW for the statis-
tics and log search. Updates are posted to https://twitter.com/crozet2022.

REBEL DX GROUP'S PLANS ---> "3Y0I wishing 3Y0J all the very best  with their
plans during the next weeks", the  Rebel DX Group  posted to Facebook  on 11
January  (https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup).  "Our  Bouvet  project  is
still on. Now all depends of the situation with upcoming activity. We either
continue to Bouvetoya by end of the year  or  we will move  this project  to
Peter 1 (3Y0/P) next year.  Callsign and landing  permission are on the way.
This time with our own ship. More details soon".

SWODXA DX DINNER ---> The 38th DX Dinner, sponsored again by  the  SouthWest
Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) and held in conjunction with  the  2023  Dayton
Hamvention, will be on Friday, 19 May  at  the  Marriott  Hotel  in  Dayton.
Tickets can be purchased on https://swodxaevents.org/.

WSJT-X 2.6.0 ---> The  WSJT  Development  Group  has announced  the  General
Availability release  of  WSJT-X Version 2.6.0.  Program enhancements  since
version 2.5.4 are extensive.  The links to the Release Notes,  as well as to
the installation packages for  Windows,  Linux  and  Macintosh macOS  can be
found on https://wsjt.sourceforge.io/.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B9FR       M0OXO       C7A         UA3DX       OQ95RCL     ON3AR
3D2TS       M0OXO       CP5HK       EC6DX       PF40N       PE1LDS
3Z8GSC      SP8GSC      CP6GR       DF9GR       PJ4EVA      M0URX
4K6FO       DC9RI       D44TWO      M0OXO       PJ4MM       M0URX
4O7CC       UA4CC       D4L         IK2NCJ      PJ4SON      M0URX
4U1WB       KK4HD       D90HE/3     DS2GOO      PY5ZHP      SP7CVW
4X6TT       N4GNR       DB100RDF    DO2PZ       RA80OW      RA3OA
5K6RM       HK6RM       DR100XRAY   DJ6SI       RN80OW      R3KEE
5R8AL       G3SWH       DU6/PE1NSQ  EA5GL       RO80OW      R3OS
5X4E        IQ3CO  [b]  E2WRTC      E21EIC      SP31WOSP    SP3PGX
5X4E        IZ3ZLG [d]  EH23HNY     EA5URV      TG9ADQ      VE7BV
5X7W        M0OXO       FY4JI       EA5GL       TG9ANF      VE7BV
7Q7CT       EA7FTR      GB8KW       G0UKN       TI5/N3KS    M0URX
7S1GRK      SK1BL       HH75RCH     N2OO        TM50FIBD    F5PTI
7U7C        7X2VFK      HI8S        EA5GL       TM50KGI     F6KGI
7Z1AL       EC6DX       HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       TM80NT      F8GGZ
8B0RARI     N2OO        II3BRU      IN3ZWF      TN8K        OK6DJ
8P5A        HA1AG       II4TRN      IQ4FE       TR8CR       F6AJA
8S80AA      SK5AA  [b]  K4W         N4AO        VI75G       VK3ATL
8S80AA      SM5FUG [d]  KP2B        EB7DX       VP8/SQ1SGB  EB7DX
9A66AA      9A2AA       LA4O100     LA4O        VP8AAE      M0OXO
9M2MRS      PA0RRS      LY13LY      LY8O        VP9HE       KN3X
A75GC       RW3RN       LY700VLN    LY4Q        VP9IN       EC6DX
AT18BSG     VU2NRO      LZ319TS     LZ1KCP      W2HRU       KA2D
BY1CRA/WRTC BA4TB       MD4K        G3NKC       XE3E        EA5ZD
C5SP        SP3PS       N5W         K5GN        YB9KA       HA3JB
C6AGU       HA7RY       OE40XTU     OE1XTU      ZF2PG       K8PGJ

FR8TZ    Fabrice Brassier, 10 rue de Chanlat, 63190 Moissat, France
FR8UA    Fabrice Brassier, 10 rue de Chanlat, 63190 Moissat, France
OK6DJ    David Beran, Dolni Kamenice 55, 34562 Holysov, Czech Republic
P49X     Ed Muns, PO Box 1877, Los Gatos CA 95031-1877, USA
VK9MTO   Marcelo Toniolo, 439 Ararimu Valley Road, RD 2, Waimauku 0882,
         New Zealand


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