425 DX News #1703

23 December 2023 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1703
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW


3W - Look for 3W9IL (JF3PLF), 3W9LSV (JR3LSV), 3W9TXR (JH3TXR), 3W9YAQ
(JA3YAQ), XV9HS (JA6FWJ) and XV9KL (JN3JBC) to be active holiday
style from Hanoi, Vietnam between 21 and 30 December. They will
operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on 80-6 metres. Check qrz.com for the
QSL routes.
6O - Team 6O3T will be active from Somalia sometime in early 2024. Plans
are to operate SSB, CW and digital modes for a couple of weeks,
with a focus on the low bands and 6 metres. Details are expected in
due course.
DL - Special callsigns DB100FK, DC100FK, DD100FK, DF100FK, DL100FK,
DM100FK, DQ100FK and DR100FK - as well as DM100MW and DR100PE -
will be active from 1 January to 31 May to celebrate the 100th
anniversary since the formation of the Deutsche Funk-Kartell (24
January 1924), a federation of clubs of radio enthusiasts during
the early days of amateur radio in Germany. QSL "only digital" (via
LoTW, eQSL, etc). An award will be available, see https://100fk.de/
for information.
F - Jeff, F4IIQ will be active as TM130SMK on 5-9 January to commemo-
rate the 130th anniversary since the birth of St. Maximilian Maria
Kolbe. QSL via F4IIQ. Born on 8 January 1894, Father Kolbe (SP3RN)
was killed on 14 August 1941 at Auschwitz.
FY - Pierre-Jean, F4GPK will be active holiday style as TO2FY from Kou-
rou, French Guiana from 29 December to 16 January. He will operate
SSB only from the facilities of the local radio club (FY5KE). QSL
via eQSL, or direct to home call; he does not use LoTW or Club Log.
HH - Members of the Radio Club d'Haiti (HH2RCH) will be active as HH220Y
on 1-31 January to celebrate the 200th anniversary since the decla-
ration of the former colony's independence (1 January 1804). QSL
via N2OO.
I - Members of ARI Padova will be active as II3PUP on 7-14 January. The
special callsign's suffix is an acronym for Patavium Urbs Picta
(Padua the Painted City), which refers to the fourteenth-century
fresco cycles that have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage
list since 2021. QSL via IQ3WW; QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, Club
Log and qrz.com.
JD1_oga- Once again Harry, JG7PSJ will be active as JD1BMH from Chichijima
(AS-031), Ogasawara from 23 December to 1 January. He will operate
CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10m. QSL via JD1BMH (bureau), or direct to
JG7PSJ. Logsearch on http://jg7psj.starfree.jp/jd1bmh/. He does not
use LoTW or PayPal.
OE - Members of the OE3XDC Radio Club will be active as OE205XMAS from
23 December to 6 January. Look for activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and
possibly 160 metres SSB and FT8, as well as via QO-100. The special
callsign marks the 205th anniversary of "Stille Nacht" ("Silent
Night", one of the most popular Christmas carols, composed in 1818
by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr. QSL via the bureau,
eQSL, or direct.
VK - Andrey, VK5MAV will be active as VK5MAV/4 from Magnetic Island (OC-
171) on 6-11 February. He will operate mainly CW, with possibly
some SSB (sked) on 40, 20, 15, and 10 metres. QSOs will be uploaded
to Club Log, and made available for QSO matching (free of charge)
on the IOTA website one month after the activity. Those who make
more than two QSOs, however, will get the Club Log Matching six
months later, as Andrey would like "to give a chance of new IOTA to
as many IOTA chasers as possible". Paper QSLs will be available
only for those who donate USD 10 or more before the operation.
T32 - The Rebel DX Group's T32TT operation from Kiritimati/Christmas
Island (OC-024), East Kiribati [425DXN 1700] has been extended un-
til 12 January. Bookmark https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup/
for updates. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.

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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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CONTEST UNIVERSITY 2024 ---> Registration is now open for the 2024 Contest
University (CTU), to be held on 16 May at the Hope Hotel near Dayton, Ohio.
This is the day before the Dayton Hamvention officially opens. See
https://www.contestuniversity.com/ for the details.

CQ MAGAZINE ---> Reportedly, CQ Magazine has temporarily suspended publica-
tion. The latest issue sent out was the digital version of the October issue
(Volume 79 Number 10). In a message circulated over the Internet, Richard
Moseson (W2VU, Editor of CQ Magazine) says that "everything is unfortunately
on hold" until "the necessary funding to continue operations" is secured.
The CQ Contests will continue to be run by the World Wide Radio Operators
Foundation (WWROF). As for the DX Marathon (https://dxmarathon.com/), the
Programme "will remain viable with or without CQ Magazine", because it "does
not receive any financial support from them, nor do we draw any resources to
operate our program from them", Mark Wohlschlegel (WC3W) states. Partici-
pants in the 2023 DX Marathon must send their entries by 5 January 2024,
preferably using the new online submission tool.

POSTAL RATES (DENMARK) ---> Effective 1 January 2024, Post Danmark will imp-
lement a major postage rate increase. The rate for letters up to 100 grams
to all international destinations will be 50.00 Danish Kroner - that's more
than 7 US dollars, so keep that in mind if you need to request a direct card
from a Danish station.

QSL V62P AND V62S ---> The logs for V62S from Satawal Atoll (OC-299, 13-22
November) and V62P from Puluwat Atoll (OC-155, 24-30 November) have been
uploaded to Club Log, and the OQRS for both callsigns has been enabled. See
https://v6iota.weebly.com/logs--qsl.html for the QSLling policy.

YOTA CONTEST 2023 ---> The third session of this year's YOTA Contest, orga-
nized by the IARU R1 Youth Working Group in cooperation with the Hungarian
Amateur Radio Society (MRASZ), will take place on 30 December (1200-2359
UTC) on the five classic bands CW and SSB. Everyone can work everyone. The
complete rules can be found on https://ham-yota.com/contest.


QSLs received direct or hrough managers: 1A0C, 3D2RRR, 4S7AB, 4W1A, 5A1AL,
5W0LM, 5X3K, 5Z4VJ, 6Y/VY2MA, 7Q6M, 7Q7EMH, 9N7AA, AP2TN, B0A, C5YK, CE0Y/
HR9 (NA-057), KH0/KC0W, KH0W, KH6BB, PJ4MM, RI0Z (AS-039), S01A, T2C, TX6D,


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