425 DX News #1699

25 November 2023 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1699
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5R - Moise, F4EZG will be active as 5R8VE from Nosy Fali (AF-057) from
29 November to 3 December, and from the main island of Madagascar
(AF-013) from 5 December to 3 January 2024. He will operate SSB and
FT8 on 20-10m. QSL via F4EZG, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX The Daily DX]
7O - Vlad, OK2WX will operate CW, SSB and FT8 as 7O2WX from Socotra
Island (AF-028), Yemen from 25 January to 12 February. He will
focus on 160, 80 and 40 metres, and will participate in the CQ WW
160-Meter CW Contest (26-28 January). QSL via IZ8CCW and LoTW. See
https://www.mdxc.support/7o2wx/ for more information to be pub-
lished in due course.
9L - Shabu, M0KRI has arrived in Sierra Leone, but two boxes containing
all his radio gear have been left behind and will not arrive until
27 November at the earliest. Once he has received the equipment, he
anticipates being active as 9L5M until 5 December. Updates will be
posted to https://www.qrz.com/db/9L5M.
A6 - A60WRC (QSL via EA7FTR) is the special callsign to be used by mem-
bers of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society during the ITU World Ra-
diocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) taking place in Dubai
from 20 November to 15 December. Individual operators may append a
serial number to the special callsign, and be QRV as A60WRC/0,
A60WRC/1, etc. (see qrz.com for the QSL routes).
A9 - Celebrating the Kingdom of Bahrain's National Day, the Bahrain
Amateur Radio Society will be active as A91ND on 1-16 December. QSL
via EC6DX.
CE - Several Chilean stations will honour Marco A. Quijada (CE1EW), who
died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 50 on 16 November.
The tribute to "thank him for his dedication and commitment" will
take place during the period of 24-27 November. Look for CB1EW,
3G4EW, 3G5EW, 3G6EW, 3G7EW and 3G8EW to be active on the HF bands
on various modes, including entries in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.
CN - Yannick, F6FYD will be active as CN2YD from Marrakech, Morocco from
1 December to 15 March 2024. He plans to operate as CN2YD/p from
IOTA group AF-065 sometime during his stay. QSL via F6FYD. [TNX
FK - Jean-Louis, F5NHJ is active again as FK/F5NHJ from New Caledonia's
main island (Grande Terre, OC-032), with side trips to nearby Ile
des Pins (also OC-032) until mid-January 2023. He operates digital
modes, CW and SSB on 80-6m. He will upload his log to Club Log and
are the special callsigns for members of the Chertsey Radio Club to
celebrate the 60th anniversary of science fiction cult series
"Doctor Who" until 20 December. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. Broadcast by
the BBC, "Doctor Who" has been listed in the Guinness Book of
Records as the TV's longest-running sci-fi show in the world. The
series began on 23 November 1963 and the original run aired 694
episodes consecutively across 26 seasons until 1989; it was revived
in 2005 after 16 years off the screen.
HS - Brad, VK2BY will be active again as HS0ZNR from the Nam Yuen dis-
trict in northeastern Thailand from 6 December to 14 January. He
will be QRV on 160-10 metres, and will focus on working stations
"that contibute to LoTW and eQSL". QSL direct to VK2BY and LoTW.
I - Alessandro, IZ4WNA will be active as IZ4WNA/IA5 from Elba Island
(EU-028) on 28-30 November. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 80-10m.
I - Members of ARI Bergamo will be active as II2GLNO on 1-2 December.
They will operate SSB and CW on 80, 40 and 20 metres. The special
callsign memorializes the 100th anniversary of the Gleno Dam disas-
ter (1 December 1923), when the middle section of the dam collapsed
and caused widespread flooding that killed some 400 people. QSL via
KH8S - K8R is another RIB (Rig In a Box) operation that will take place
from Swains Island on 22-27 November, including an entry in the CQ
WW DX CW Contest. "Because it is not possible to anchor the boat at
Swains", AA7JV says, "the station will be entirely remotely operat-
ed by HA7RY and HA2NA", while the two on the "Magnet" (KN4EEI and
AA7JV himself) "will be busy the entire time keeping the boat on
station near the island". Outside the contest K8R will concentrate
on 160 metres at local sunset and sunrise. QSL via HA7RY and LoTW.
Please note that the same callsign was used by HA7RY and HA5YG from
mainland American Samoa on 14-18 September.
PA - Celebrating Christmas and the New Year, special callsigns PA23XMAS
and PD23SANTA will be active on 1-31 December, while PD24HNY will
be QRV until 31 January. QSL cards will not be issued, but a cer-
tificate will be available (see https://www.qrz.com/db/PA23XMAS).
S5 - Special event station S524PMC will be active from 8 December to 8
January 2024 to promote the PMC Contest, sponsored by the Radio
Club Slovenj Gradec (S59DCD). The International Association of
Peace Messenger Cities was established in 1988 to recognize and en-
courage the role and responsibility cities have in creating a cul-
ture of peace. The PMC Contest, promoting contacts between sta-
tions located in the Peace Messenger Cities and the rest of the
world, will be held on 6-7 January. Complete information can be
found on https://www.s59dcd.si/index.php/sl/.
SV - Special callsign SX25GTC will be in use on 1-15 December to cele-
brate the 25th anniversary since the formation of the Greek Teleg-
raphy Club (https://raag.org/gtc-club-en/). Look for activity on
160-6 metres CW. QSL via LoTW. Certificates will be available, see
qrz.com for information.
V4 - Bob, WX4G (V47RB and V48A) has cancelled his 20 November-1 December
trip to St. Kitts [425DXN 1697]. Now he expects to go there on 13-
20 February 2024.
V6 - After spending nine full days on Satawal Atoll (V62S), Cezar VE3LYC
commenced operations as V62P from Puluwat Atoll (OC-155) just
before 6 UTC on 24 November. As of 21 November, the situation
appeared rather uncertain: "I have specifically requested a minimum
of four operating days from Puluwat, but will see what happens in
the end. Please refrain from making multiple contacts with V62P, so
that more hams can have a chance at logging the rare OC-155. All
this change of schedule has a pretty negative effect on me, ampli-
fied by the fact that I didn't feel well for the past couple of
days". As an added inconvenience, Cezar's laptop failed a few days
ago, and now he is logging manually on paper.
VK_ant - Dave, VK2JDS will be active occasionally as VK0DS from Davis Sta-
tion, Antarctica between December 2023 and November 2024. The bands
that he hopes to be on are "some of HF, possibly WSPR on 6 metres
(depending on local science projects), 2 metres EME (only on occa-
sions when I get time off and conditions are favourable), possibly
23cm EME". Nothing is certain, he says, as "weather conditions and
station duties will take precedence". QSL direct to home call and
VP2V - Look for VP2V/AG9A, VP2V/K2KW, VP2V/KD4D and VP2V/W9RE to be active
holiday style from Anegada, British Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 4-12
December. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes mostly on 20-
10 metres. Main activity will be during the ARRL 10-Meter Contest
(9-10 December) as VP2VMM (QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via
VP8 - Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Falkland Islands Govern-
ment Aviation Service, special event station VP8FLY will be active
from the north east end of Stanley airport, Falkland Islands (SA-
002) during the month of December, and especially on 19 December.
QSL direct to VP8LP.
YB - Burkhard, DL3KZA is currently active as YB9/DL3KZA from Sumbawa Is-
land (OC-150) until 4 December. QSL via home call, direct or bu-
reau. Along with him are YB9IPY and YC9GBO. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZL7 - Holger, ZL3IO will be active again as ZL7IO from Waitangi, Chatham
Islands (OC-038) on 22-29 November, including an entry in the CQ WW
DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via DK7AO.

CQ WW DX CW CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their parti-
cipation in this year's event (25-26 November, www.cqww.com/rules.htm):

05 AB2E/VP9 SO Bermuda LoTW
07 HO2T M/2 Panama LoTW/KU9C
07 HQ9X M/2 Honduras KQ1F
07 TI5/VA3RA SOSB 10m LP Costa Rica VE3IKV
07 TI7W SOAB HP Costa Rica M0URX
08 8P5A SOAB HP Barbados LotW/HA1AG
08 8P9A SOSB 20m Barbados LoTW/GU4YOX
08 C6AQQ SOAB LP Bahamas LoTW
08 FG/OK6RA SOSB 15m Guadeloupe OK6RA
08 FS/K0CD SO QRP St Martin K0CD
08 KP2B SOSB 10m HP Virgin Islands EB7DX
08 NP4Z SO HP Puerto Rico N4AO
08 PJ7EE SO Sint Maarten LoTW/KC9EE
08 PJ7PL SO LP Sint Maarten N2HX
08 TO0T M/? St Barthelemy KB9DVC
08 TO7A SOAB Martinique UT5UGR
08 TO9W M/? St Martin LoTW/W9ILY
08 V26K SOAB LP Antigua & Barbuda LoTW/AA3B
08 V47T SOAB HP St Kitts & Nevis LoTW/W2RQ
08 VP5M SO Turks & Caicos LoTW/K4QPL
08 ZF1A SOAB HP Cayman Isls LoTW
09 9Z4A SO Trinidad & Tobago LoTW
09 P40L M/S Aruba WA3FRP
09 P44W SOAB HP Aruba LoTW
09 PJ2T M/M Curacao LoTW/KU9C
09 PJ4A M/S Bonaire LoTW/K4BAI
09 PJ4K M/2 Bonaire KU9C
09 PZ5MA SO Suriname LY5W
09 TO1A SOSB 10m LP French Guiana LoTW
10 OA4EA SOSB 10m Peru LoTW
11 PT5J SOSB 10m Brazil PP5JR
13 CW5W SOSB 10m Uruguay LoTW/CX6VM
14 C37N M/2 Andorra LoTW/C37URA
14 GS7V M/2 Shetland Islands LoTW/N3SL
14 GU4CHY SOSB 10m HP Guernsey GU4CHY
14 HB0/HB9RB SO Liechtenstein
14 LN8W M/M Norway LA6YEA
14 MD4K SOAB Isle of Man G3NKC
14 MM2N M/? HP Scotland LoTW
14 OZ5W M/2 Denmark LoTW
14 SJ2W M/S Sweden LoTW
15 IR0A SOSB 80m Sardinia OM2FY
15 OH0X M/? Aland Islands LoTW/OH2TA
15 OH5Z M/S Finland LoTW
15 TK4W M/2 Corsica LoTW/DJ4MX
20 4X7M SO Israel eQSL
20 P3AA SOAB HP Cyprus RW3RN
20 P3D SOAB Cyprus VE3DZ
21 4L0G SOSB 80m Georgia EA7FTR
21 4L2M SOSB 40m HP Georgia EA7FTR
21 4L5O SOSB 160m HP Georgia LoTW/N3SL
21 4L8A SOSB 10m Georgia LoTW/M0OXO
21 4L9M SOAB LP Georgia LoTW
24 BY1CW M/S HP China BA1GA
26 E2A M/S HP Thailand LoTW/E21EIC
27 AH2R M/S Guam LoTW
27 KH0W SO HP Mariana Isls KC0W
28 4W8X M/M Timor Leste DJ4MX
28 7A2A M/? Indonesia LoTW
28 9M6NA SOAB East Malaysia LoTW
29 VK6T SO Australia EA7FTR
29 VL6K SOSB 80m Australia LoTW/VK6WX
31 KH7M SOAB Hawaii KH6ZM
32 FW5N SO Willis & Futuna LoTW
32 K8R M/S Swains Island LoTW/HA7RY
32 ZL7IO SOAB LP Chatham Islands LoTW/DK7AO
33 CR3A M/2 Madeira OM2VL
33 EA8/HA5PP SOAB Canary Islands HA5PP
33 IH9YMC SOSB 160m LP AF Italy LoTW
35 D4C M/M Cape Verde LoTW
37 7O73T SO Yemen UA3DX
37 7Q6M SOSB 10m Malawi LoTW/K6ZO
39 3B8M M/M Mauritius LoTW/M0OXO
39 3B9KW SOAB HP Rodrigues LoTW
39 S77HQ M/? Seychelles S79JKN
40 JW7QIA SO Svalbard LoTW
40 OX7AM SOAB Greenland LoTW/OZ1ACB
40 TF/OU2I SOAB LP Iceland OZ2I

Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2023.html - good contest to
you all!

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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HQ9CW: CANCELLED ---> Max, N5NHJ (I8NHJ) has had to cancel his 22-29 Novem-
ber operation from Roatan Island [425DXN 1695]. "Unfortunately we had some
passport issue, and the Honduras Immigration didn't allow us to enter the
country", he says.

PR0T ---> The operations from Trindade started on 16 November at 20.12 UTC
and ended on 20 November at 06.35 UTC, after 18,702 QSOs with 9640 unique
callsigns (51.55%). The on-site team consisted of three operators, who
worked CW (1707 QSOs) and SSB (5423 QSOs) across the five classic bands,
including a few QSOs on 80 metres. Several remote operators were in charge
of FT8, and made 11,572 QSOs on 30, 17 and 12 metres. See the latest statis-
tics on https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php, where the OQRS has been

+ SILENT KEY + Seewoosankar "Jacky" Mandary, 3B8CF, passed away on 17 Novem-
ber. Born in 1943 and first licensed in 1967 as VQ8CF, he remained a regular
presence on CW from Mauritius until recent years. For over a quarter of a
century, he was also a prominent member of the Mauritius Amateur Radio Soci-
ety, retiring from the board in 2021. His son Ashwin, 3B8GL, has taken over
the family's amateur radio station for a couple of years. He has his late
father's logbook, and can confirm QSOs made with 3B8CF (see qrz.com for


QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0C, 3D2AG, 5W0RS, 5W1SA, 9Q2WX,
T32YA, T33T, TF/DL1MGB, TX6D, V3A, V3O, VB2M (NA-176), VI25AREG, VK9LAA,


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