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8 July 2023                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1679
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2/R  - Previously active  from  Guam (AH2/WA7WJR),  the  Northern  Mariana
         Islands  (AH0/WA7WJR), and  more recently  from Pohnpei, Micronesia
         (V63WJR), "BJ", WA7WJR  has been QRV as 3D2BJ from  Rotuma (OC-060)
         since 3 July. He plans to remain there until  10-11 July,  and then
         set sail for Viti Levu, Fiji. He operates mainly FT8 and CW primar-
         ily on 17-10 metres.  QSL via LoTW or direct to WA7WJR;  cards will
         be sent out  when he returns to the US  sometime in September.  You
         can follow his voyages:  https://www.questsofdiscovery.com/  (click
         on "Where Am I?").
9Q     - Originally scheduled for September [425DXN 1670], the Italian DXpe-
         dition Team's operation  from the  Democratic Republic of the Congo
         has been brought forward by two months.  9Q1AA (SSB, CW, RTTY)  and
         9Q1ZZ (FT8 F/H) will now be active on 6-18 July with four stations.
         See http://www.i2ysb.com/idt for the band plan. QSL direct to I2YSB
         (real-time online log and OQRS on http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline).
C2     - "The return of C21TS is confirmed", Phill, 3D2TS (FK1TS)  posted to
         his website on 3 July.  He expects to be back on Nauru on  22 July,
         but "as I'll be starting a new job, radio will be secondary,  and I
         also don't know where I will be staying yet.  But I'd hope to be on
         the air  by the  start of  August in my  spare time  and  weekends.
         Antenna  wise,  let's wait and see".  Updates  will  be  posted  to
CT7    - Special event station CR6J will be  active  on  17-23 July for  the
         41st  International  Motorcycle  Rally  in Faro,  Portugal.  Expect
         activity on 80-6 metres SSB, CW and digital modes.  QSL via CT1EHX.
         [TNX CT1END]
ES     - Timo, OH1NOA will be active as  ES1NOA/0  from a few  Flora & Fauna
         sites on  Hiiumaa Island (EU-034) on 9-12 July.  He will operate CW
         and SSB on 80-10 metres, possibly with some FT8 from his base camp.
         QSL via OH1NOA.  Information about the  ESFF (Estonian Flora Fauna)
         programme can be found on https://www.erau.ee/en/wwff-in-estonia.
F      - Dirk, DL1KVN  will  be  active  holiday style  as  F/DL1KVN/p  from
         Noirmoutier Island (EU-064) on  15-28 July.  He will operate CW and
         SSB on 40-10 metres.  A side trip to  Ile d'Yeu (also EU-064)  will
         take place on 20 July, with activity planned on 9-16 UTC.
F      - Larry, F6FVY and Alain, F6BFH  will be active again as  TM5OL  from
         Oleron Island (EU-032) for the RSGB IOTA Contest (29-30 July).  QSL
         via F6AJA. [TNX F6AJA]
H40    - Due to changes in flight schedules, the  new operational dates  for
         the Intrepid DX Group's DXpedition to the  Temotu Province  [425DXN
         1656]  are  from  26 October  to  9 November.  Look for team  H40WA
         (DJ9RR, K3VN, N6PSE, N7QT,  OE1JUN/JH4RHF, VE7NY, W7XU and  WD5COV)
         to operate  CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H) on 160-6 metres  with up to
         five stations  and  "a significant effort on the  low bands".  They
         also plan to be active during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (28-29 Octo-
         ber).  QSL via M0URX's OQRS  (see the expedition's website for  the
         detailed  QSLling policy).  Donations are gratefully accepted;  for
         more information and updates see https://intrepid-dx.com/temotu2023
         and https://www.facebook.com/groups/h40wa.
HK     - Celebrating the 200th anniversary  of the Colombian Navy (Armada de
         la Republica de Colombia) and the Battle of Lake Maracaibo (24 July
         1823),  several  special callsigns  will be in use  on  22-24 July:
         5K0ARC,  5K1ARC, 5K2ARC,  5K3ARC, 5K4ARC,  5K5ARC, 5K6ARC,  5K7ARC,
         5K8ARC, 5K9ARC;  5K0CB, 5K1CB, 5K2CB,  5K3CB, 5K4CB,  5K5CB, 5K6CB,
         5K7CB, 5K8CB, 5K9CB; 5K0BG.  Look for activity on 80-10 metres  CW,
         SSB, FT8, FT4. The event is organized by Liga Radio Bogota. QSL via
         LoTW, eQSL, qrz.com, Club Log,  or via HK3LRB.  A number of  awards
         will be available, see  https://www.qrz.com/db/5K1ARC  for detailed
I      - Mauro, IW2KVT will be active holiday style as IH9/IW2KVT  from Pan-
         telleria Island (AF-018) on 8-14 July.  He will operate SSB  on the
         HF bands and 6 metres.
I      - The IP1X team  (I1NVU, IK1CJO, IK1NEG, IK1QBT and IU1JCZ)  will  be
         active again from  Gallinara Island (EU-083)  on  29-30 July.  They
         will operate CW and SSB  on  80-10 metres,  and will participate in
         the IOTA Contest. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via IU1JCZ (direct or
         bureau). [TNX IK1QBT]
J3     - A group of Belgian Low Band DXers (Marc ON4MA, Ghis ON5NT and Karel
         ON5TN) will be active from Grenada on  4-16 March 2024,  with plans
         to be QRV on  160-10 metres.  More information  is expected  in due
         course. [TNX ON4MA].
JA     - Take, JI3DST  will be active from the Miyako Islands (AS-079)  from
         20 July to 2 August. He will operate SSB and CW as JS6RRR, JJ5RBH/6
         and JI3DST/6 (including participation in the IOTA Contest), as well
         as JI3DST/p and JJ5RBH/p on FT8.  The QSOs  will be made  available
         for Club Log and LoTW Matching on the IOTA website.
LY     - Special event station LY0NATO will be active on 11-12 July, for the
         NATO Summit to be held in Vilnius. QSL via LoTW.
PA     - Marco DJ4MH, Chris DK2CL, Kolja DK5KK, Zik DK8ZZ  and Wil PE3T will
         participate in the  IOTA Contest as  PE55TEX from Texel Island (EU-
         038). All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau, LoTW
         and eQSL.  There will be some activity  before the contest  as  PA/
T2     - A German team  (DG2RON, DH5FS, DJ7TO, DJ9KH, DK5WL, DL1KWK, DL4SVA,
         DL6KAC,  DL6KVA, DL7JOM, DL7VEE and DL8LAS)  will be active as  T2C
         from Funafuti, Tuvalu (OC-015) on 10-30 October.  They will operate
         CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (MSHV multi-stream) on 160-6 metres with four
         stations  and a focus on the higher bands.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS
         (preferred), or via DL4SVA (direct or bureau).
         See https://t2c.mydx.de/ for detailed QSLling policy, more informa-
         tion, and updates.
V3     - Mark, DK8MM and Uwe, DL8UD  will be active as V31XT (QSL via DK8MM)
         and V31KO (QSL via DL8UD) from Belize on 6-14 September.  They will
         participate in the SSB leg of the  WAE DX Contest  (9-10 September)
         as V3O (QSL via DL8UD).  All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and Club
V6     - DF4GV, DK2AMM, DL2AMD and DL2AWG will be active as V6EU  from Chuuk
         Island (OC-011),  Micronesia on  15-28 November.  They will operate
         SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on  160-10 metres.  QSL via DL2AWG,  Club Log
         and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
W      - John, WB8YJF  will be active  again  from  Ocracoke Island (NA-067)
         From  22 July  to  4 August, including  an entry  in the  RSGB IOTA
         Contest. He will operate CW, FT8/FT-4, RTTY, and some SSB.  QSL via
         home call;  he will also upload his log to LoTW  and hopefully Club
         Log. [TNX NG3K]

IARU HF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ---> The object of  the  contest  is  to  contact
other amateurs around the world  - especially member-society HQ stations and
IARU officials - in as many ITU zones as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and
10m CW and SSB. This year's event will run from 12 UTC on 8 July until 11.59
UTC on the 9th (see https://contests.arrl.org/iaruhf/).  The following  is a
selection  of  IARU Member Society  HQ stations  that  have announced  their
participation in this year's event:
Call        Mult    
8N1HQ       JARL    
8N2HQ       JARL    
8N3HQ       JARL    
8N7HQ       JARL    
8N8HQ       JARL    
9A0HQ       HRS      
AT1HQ       ARSI    
B3HQ        CRAC    
B8HQ        CRAC    
B9HQ        CRAC    
CR5HQ       REP      
CX1AA       RCU      
DA0HQ       DARC    
E2HQ        RAST    
E7HQ        ARABH    
EF4HQ       URE      
EI0HQ       IRTS    
GR2HQ       RSGB    
HB9HQ       USKA    
II9HQ       ARI      
LT4RCA      RCA      
LZ0HQ       BFRA    
NU1AW       IARU    
OE0HQ       OV      
OH0HQ       SRAL    
OH2HQ       SRAL    
OM3HQ       SARA    
OP0HQ       UBA      
OZ1HQ       EDR      
PA6HQ       VERON    
PJ2HQ       VRONA    
R4HQ        SRR      
S77HQ       SARA    
SK9HQ       SSA      
SN0HQ       PZK      
SX0HQ       RAAG    
TF3HQ       IRA      
TM0HQ       REF      
W1AW/KH6    ARRL    
YT0HQ       SRS      
ZL6HQ       NZART    
ZP5AA       RCP      
Members of the IARU Administrative  Council  and  the  three  IARU  regional
executive committees  will send a signal  report plus AC, R1,  R2  or R3, as

WRTC 2022 ---> These are the  58  teams  that  will  compete  in  the  World
Radiosport Team Championship,  to be held in  parallel with  this  weekend's
IARU HF World Championship:
AF #1   EA8RM    EA2W           NA #3   KD4D     KE3X
AF #2   5T5PA    KF5EYY         NA #3   NN3W     N3QE
AF #3   ZR2A     DL9EE          NA #4   NE9U     K9CT
AS #2   RM9I     UN9L           NA #5   K4AB     NN7CW
AS #3   4X6FR    4X1DX          NA #6   N2IC     HA3NU
AS #4   BA1RB    BA4TB          NA #7   KU1CW    EB5A
AS #5   VR2XAN   IK2PFL         NA #8   VE5MX    VE3EJ
AS #6   E21EIC   E29TGW         NA #9   KI6RRN   N5ZO
AS #7   JA1BJI   JR2GRX         NA #10  NG0C     AC0W
AS #7   JH5GHM   WA1Z           OC #1   9M6NA    K5WA
CA #1   NP4Z     N2NT           OC #2   AD6E     K6XX
EU #1   LY4A     OM3RM          OC #3   ZL3CW    VK2IA
EU #2   GD4XUM   G3NKC          SA #1   W2GD     AA3B
EU #2   OR2F     LZ4AX          SA #2   FY5FY    F4DXW
EU #3   DJ5MW    DL1IAO         SA #3   CE2LR    CE3CT
EU #3   DL5AXX   DL7FER         SA #4   PY2NY    PY2SEX
EU #3   SP7GIQ   SP7IVO        
EU #4   RA3CO    RA3AUU         Donor Team #1   KO8SCA  S55M
EU #4   UA4FER   LZ2HM          Donor Team #2   AD5A    AB5EB
EU #5   EC2DX    CT1ILT         Donor Team #3   4O3A    9A3A
EU #6   F8DBF    F1AKK          Donor Team #5   UW7LL   VE3DZ
EU #7   9A7DX    9A3LG          
EU #7   IZ1LBG   IK3QAR         Wild Card #1    OM3BH   OM3GI
EU #7   S53MM    S57K           Wild Card #2    SV2DSJ  LZ3FN
EU #8   EW6W     EU1A           Wild Card #4    LZ1NK   LZ4AE
EU #8   RW7K     RA9P          
EU #9   E77DX    E70T           Youth Team #1   YL3JA   UR5YKO
EU #10  IZ8JAI   IZ8FWN         Youth Team #2   M0SDV   DK6SP
NA #1   K5ZD     W2SC           Youth Team #3   YU5EEA  9A3SMS
NA #1   W1UE     K1XM           Youth Team #6   DL3ON   EI5LA
NA #2   VA2EW    VA2WA          
The competing teams  have been assigned  58 out of the following  68 special
  I41D I41K I41M I41N I41R I41U
  I42A I42B I42D I42F I42G I42K I42L I42M I42N I42R I42V I42W
  I43B I43C I43D I43G I43K I43L I43O I43P I43R I43U I43V I43X I43Z
  I44B I44C I44G I44J I44O I44P I44Q I44W I44X I44Y I44Z
  I46C I46F I46J I46O I46P I46Q I46V I46W I46Y
  I47B I47C I47G I47K I47L I47M I47O I47P I47U I47V I47W
  I49A I49D I49K I49M I49R I49U
In addition, I41A is the callsign of the WRTC Headquarters, and I49N will be
used to spot on the DX Spotting Network.
The teams will know their callsigns at 11.45 UTC on 8 July,  i.e. 15 minutes
before the contest starts.
On 10 July,  at around 18.00-18.15 UTC,  a link will be posted  to the  WRTC
website (https://www.wrtc2022.it) for live streaming  of the closing ceremo-
ny, which will include the announcement for the WRTC 2026.

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                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The  Summer 2023 issue (#139) of the International DX
Association's Newsletter is now available for download on the INDEXA website
(https://indexa.org/newsletters.html). Highlights include "3Y0J Bouvet DXpe-
dition Report" by  Otis,  NP4G;  "A Message from our President  Bob Schenck,
N2OO";  "Celebrating 40 Years of Magic:  The INDEXA Worldwide QSO Party"  by
Ralph Fedor, K0IR (see below).

INDEXA WORLDWIDE QSO PARTY ---> Grown from a few people loaning equipment to
DX travelers  to an organization that has sponsored hundreds of DXpeditions,
the International DX Association  will turn  40 years old  in September.  To
commemorate this anniversary,  INDEXA  is sponsoring a  worldwide on the air
celebration, the INDEXA QSO Party. The event will occur on 2-10 September on
160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB, CW, and RTTY.  This event is open  to
all radio amateurs, INDEXA members and non-members alike.  There will be QSO
points,  multipliers,  plaques  and  awards,  and  published  results.   See
https://indexaqsoparty.com/ for detailed information.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
website has been updated. Seventeen different galleries include 21,423 cards
for the  ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2013-22), the  62  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and  TAAF  (Terres Australes  et  Antarctiques  Francaises),  amateur  radio
"globetrotters",  the various  French  DXCC island Entities  in the  Pacific
Ocean,  the Indian Ocean  and  the Americas (1945-1969), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC.
Your participation  is welcome: http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php.

SOUTH SUDAN ---> The YASME Foundation reports that  last week two members of
the National Communications Authority (NCA) of South Sudan visited the ET3AA
club station in Addis Ababa to learn more about amateur radio  and to gather
information from members of the  Ethiopian Amateur Radio Association (EARA).
There is  interest  in establishing  a club like  ET3AA  in South Sudan  and
creating a pathway for local citizens to gain access to amateur radio. It is
hoped  this visit  will help  to further that effort.  Travel  for  NCA  was
sponsored by the Yasme Foundation.

ZS8C: PIRATE ---> The SARL Secretary  has been informed of a  pirate station
operating on 17 metres using FT8 and using the call sign ZS8C. Carson McAfee
ZS8C was active from  Marion Island  in 2013 and 2014,  and the licence  was
cancelled in 2015. It has been confirmed that there are no radio amateurs on
Marion Island, Gough Island and at SANAE Base. [TNX ZS4BS]

+ SILENT KEY + Georgij A. Chliyanc, UY5XE  passed away  a few days ago. Born
in 1948  and licenced since 1966,  in 1986 he volunteered his services as  a
Chernobyl liquidator.  He was an active DXer and contester, and  a historian
who  authored a large number of books and articles about  amateur radio.  An
early supporter of the IOTA programme,  he participated in many DXpeditions,
notably 4K3MI (1990, EU-119), 4K4I (1991, AS-086),  4K4N (1993, AS-104)  and
EM5UIA (2000, EU-179, EU-180, EU-182).


QSLs received direct  or  through managers: 3D2AG, 3D2AG/p, 3D2LYC, 4J100HA,
4W1A, 5W1SA, 5X2I, 7X4CZ, 8P5A, 9G4X, 9M2SPN , A41DX, A71WW, AB2E/VP9, CY0S,
DS5USH, DX0NE, E51CIK, E6CI, EK1ET, ET3AA, FK8GM, FO5SK, H31B (NA-072), H31W


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