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30 September 2023                                         A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1691
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A     - All ARM members  are allowed  to use the  special callsign  3A70ARM
         during October to celebrate the  70th anniversary  of the formation
         of the Association des Radioamateurs de Monaco. [TNX The Daily DX]
4O     - Members of Radio Club OK1OMG will be active as 4O1OK/p from various
         locations in Montenegro from  29 September to 8 October.  They will
         be QRV on  40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 metres  SSB and CW,  possibly with
         some FT8. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred),  or via OK1VEI.  See
         https://amaterskeradio.cz/call4o1ok/ for more information.
5X     - Anders, SM0HPL is active again as  5X7W  from Uganda until 27 Octo-
         ber. He operates QRP with "weak but hopefully readable signals. Pa-
         tience is needed on both sides!".  QSL via M0OXO's OQRS;  QSOs will
         be uploaded also to Club Log, LoTW and eQSL.
F      - Once again the Radio Club de Nice will be active as TM8AB  to comm-
         emorate the anniversary  of the first transatlantic amateur two-way
         contact between Leon Deloy, F8AB and Fred Schnell, 1MO (28 November
         1923). Look for activity on 80-10 metres SSB, CW, FT8 and SSTV dur-
         ing the weekends between 28 October and 10 December. QSL via F4KJQ.
HR     - Yuri, VE3DZ  will be active as  HQ9A  from  Roatan Island (NA-057),
         Honduras on  19-31 October,  including an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB
         Contest. Outside the contest he will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on the
         HF bands.  QSL via home call;  plans are to upload the log to  LoTW
         and Club Log. [TNX DX World]
I      - Luca, IK5AEQ will be active on 40-6 metres as  IF9/IK5AEQ  from the
         Egadi Islands (EU-054) on 5-10 October. His main QTH will be on Fa-
         vignana, with possible one day side trips to Levanzo and Marettimo.
         QSL via home call (direct or bureau), LoTW and Club Log.
I      - Markus, DJ4EL will be active as ID9/DJ4EL from Filicudi Island (EU-
         017) on 9-14 October, with side trips to Alicudi (11 October),  Sa-
         lina (12 October) and Vulcano (13 October)  in the same IOTA group.
         QSL via  Club Log's OQRS.  Check https://twitter.com/rapanuiman for
JA     - Look for JE1HXZ/6  to be active  from Kohama, Yaeyama Islands  (AS-
         024) on 5-13 October. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and FT4 on
         the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via LoTW. [TNX DX World]
JW     - Look for  JW7XK (QSL via LA7XK and LoTW),  JW9DL (QSL via LA9DL and
         LoTW) and  JW6VM (QSL via LA6VM)  to be active  from  the  Svalbard
         Amatorradioklubb in  Longyearbyen (EU-026) on  11-16 October.  They
         will participate in the Scandinavian Activity Contest as JW5X  (QSL
         via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, or via LA5X).  Outside the contest
         JW6VM will operate mainly CW,  JW7XK will be  on satellites,  while
         JW9DL will operate SSB and FT8.
ON     - The ONZ Oostkust Radioclub (ON6HC)  will be active on all bands and
         modes  as  OR79CLM  between  13 October and 12 November,  with main
         operations  taking place on  3-5 November.  The special  callsign's
         suffix stands for  Canadian Liberation March, the annual event that
         celebrates the liberation of the Belgian town of Knokke on 1 Novem-
         ber 1944.  QSL via the bureau.  A certificate  will  be  available:
SV     - Frank, PH2M will be active holiday style as SV8/PH2M from Santorini
         Island (EU-067)  on  13-20 October.  He will operate FT8 on 80-10m.
         QSL via LoTW, or via home call; he will also use Club Log.
V6     - Cezar, VE3LYC has bought the plane tickets and updated the schedule
         for his  upcoming operation from Micronesia  [425DXN 1690].  He now
         plans to be active as  V62P from Pulap Atoll (OC-155) on 1-7 Novem-
         ber,  and as  V62S  from  Satawal Atoll (OC-299)  on 9-16 November.
         Dates might change due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen cir-
         cumstances, check https://v6iota.weebly.com/ regularly for updates.
V7     - Lisa, KJ6GHN will be stationed on  Kwajalein (OC-028), Marshall Is-
         lands for the next  3 to 4 years  while she is on a  permanent work
         assignment there. She will operate mainly SSB as V73ML in her spare
         time, mostly on Sundays and Mondays.  QSL direct to  Lisa M. Marks,
         PSC 701 Box 958, APO AP 96555, USA; she will also upload his log to
         LoTW and Club Log.
VK9C   - JA1COU, JA3GEP, JH6RTO and JI1LET will be active as VK9QO  from the
         Cocos (Keeling) Islands  (OC-003) on  3-7 November.  Main  activity
         will be  via satellite (QO-100, IO-117, RS-44),  but they will also
         be QRV on 80-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4. QSL via JI1LET (HF
         QSOs) and JA3GEP (satellite QSOs).
W      - Special event stations N0F, N1F, N2F, N3F, N4F, N5F, N6F, N7F,  N8F
         and N9F, plus KF2IRE  and VA3FIRE (Canada)  will be active on  8-14
         October for the Fire Prevention Week 2022. QSL cards for any of the
         FPW stations should be sent direct to  Fire Prevention Week Special
         Event,  c/o Siemens Fire Safety USA,  2 Gatehall Drive,  Parsippany
         NJ 07054, USA, See https://hamfire.com/ for more information on the
YJ     - Chris, VK2YUS will be active again as YJ0CA from Port Vila (OC-035)
         Vanuatu from 22 October to 5 November, including an entry in the CQ
         WW DX SSB Contest.  He will operate  SSB  on 40-10  metres,  mainly
         between 21 UTC and 10 UTC. QSL direct to home call. [TNX NG3K]

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

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IOTA NEWS ---> The logs for the  IOTA Contest 2023 island stations  have now
been added to the IOTA database  and are available for QSO matching. Record-
holders who have made IOTA contacts in an IOTA contest after 2003, can claim
credit for  them  without submitting QSLs, provided that the contact details
match.  Go to  https://iota-world.org/,  log in,  select  "Add Contest QSOs"
under the "My IOTA" tab, and choose either "Upload Contest Log"  or  "Manual
QSO Entry".  The 2023 RSGB IOTA Contest  complete results  are available  on

W8S: PLANS ---> The team flew to Pago Pago, American Samoa on  28 September.
They will stay there for a few days  to buy the latest supplies,  do a final
check of all the equipment, configure the laptops and radios,  and - if they
have time - be QRV  as  KH8/homecall  for a few hours.  They expect to reach
Swains Island on 4 October and spend the remaining daylight hours setting up
as many antennas as possible in both camps.  They hope to be  QRV  that same
night, but everything depends on local conditions.
When the operation is running,  logs will be sent daily to  M0OXO,  who will
also update Club Log.  Charles will take care of the  QSL management for the
DXpedition, see https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/qsl-policy/ for the details.

W8S: PROPAGATION ---> Jari, OH6BG of  VOACAP fame  has made up  a default DX
propagation chart  for the  DXpedition to Swains  Island.  The timeframe  in
October  as well as  the antennas and power that will be used  on the island
are set by default,  so you only have  to put your grid square  and  antenna
situation in the designated boxes and the chart will show you the best bands
and times to make it into our log.  The direct link to access the prediction
chart  is  https://www.voacap.com/dx/swains/.
In addition,  Danny, KD5W  has published  a  short video  on how to read the
VOACAP charts: https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/propagation/.

ZD9W ---> Yuris, YL2GM  left Cape Town on  15 September.  The voyage was de-
layed by two storms; the vessel reached Tristan da Cunha on 27 September but
was unable to land passengers until 29 September at 8.30 UTC.


QSLs received direct or through  managers: 3D2RRR, 3X1A, 5A1AL, 5K0YD, 5X2I,
9Q1AA, 9Q1ZZ,  BA3KY, CE7VP,  CY0S,  DX0NE, E51CIK, E51WEG, FK8HA,  FP/KV1J,
(SA-080), PT6D (SA-023),  T88AQ, T88SM, V26DX, VP6A, VU2GSM,  XF2C (NA-135),
XF3H (NA-045), XF3M (NA-045), XF3O (NA-090), YI3MUT, ZD7BG, ZS9V (AF-064).


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