425 DX News #1719

13 April 2024 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1719

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

CE0Y - Ben DL6FBL, Win DK9IP and Lutz DM6EE will be active from Easter
Island (SA-001) from 18 April to 6 May. They had requested CD0Y,
but, "due to some local incompatibilities in Chile, we probably
have to change our callsign", they say. Updates will be posted to
https://www.qrz.com/db/CD0Y. They will operate SSB, FT8 and CW on
160-6 metres. On FT8 they will be using MSHV software ("stay above
1000 Hz when calling/working us"). QSL via Club Log's OQRS (pre-
ferred), or via DJ4MX. Plans are to enable Club Log's Live Stream
HB9 - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marco-
ni, members of the USKA's Valais/Wallis Section will be active as
HB150GM between April and December. QSL via the bureau to HB9Y.
HR - John, AD8J has been active holiday style as HR9/AD8J from Roatan
Island (NA-057) since 6 April, and he will remain there until 28
April. He operates CW, FT4, FT8 and maybe SSB on 80-6 metres. QSL
via LoTW, or direct to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
I - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marco-
ni, members of ARI Montegrappa (IQ3RP) will be active as II3GM from
15 April to 15 May. QSL via operator's instructions.
I - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marco-
ni, special station II5OX will be active on 20 April (7-15 UTC)
from the Ximenian Observatory in Florence. A radiotelegraphic sta-
tion, which was visited by Marconi, was set up at the observatory
as early as 1912. QSL via IW5DPF, direct or bureau.
I - Claudio, IU6RVC and Marcello, IW6PLZ will be active as IL7/IU6RVC
and IL7/IW6PLZ from San Domino Island (EU-050) on 19-21 April. QSLs
direct to IU6RVC.
JW - Kaare, LA8EKA will be active as JW8EKA from the Svalbard Amatorra-
dioklubb in Longyearbyen (EU-026) on 18-21 April. He will operate
SSB and digital modes (FT8, PSK31, RTTY) on 80-10m. QSL direct to
home call.
KH0 - Look for KH0/JA6REX, KH0/W6HZH home call JH6HZH) and WH0B (home
call JA6VQA) to be active from Saipan (OC-086), Mariana Islands on
25-30 April. They will operate FT8/FT4 with some CW and SSB on 160-
6 metres. Cards for KH0/W6HZH and KH0/JA6REX will not be available,
but they will upload their logs to LoTW, Club Log and eQSL; QSL
WH0B via LoTW, eQSL or direct to JA6VQA. [TNX JA6VQA]
KH9 - Tom, NL7RR will be back to Wake Island (OC-053) from 15 April to 15
May. Look for KH9/NL7RR to be QRV daily at about 7 UTC on or around
14200 kHz. QSL via LoTW, or direct to home call; QSOs will also be
uploaded to Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
OJ0 - Bjorn LA1UW, Tor LA3WAA, Kristoffer LB0VG, and Stian LB5SH will be
active from Market Reef (EU-053) from 27 April to 4 May. OJ0T will
be their main callsign, but they will also use OJ0/LA1UW, OJ0/
LA3WAA, OJ0/LB0VG and OJ0/LB5SH from time to time. They will
Operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 160-6 metres with up to four stations.
QSLs via EA5GL and LoTW. See https://oj0.no/ for more information.
ON - OT2024EPIC is the special callsign for the Antwerp Port Contest
Club (ON8APC) to promote the seventh edition of the Antwerp Port
Epic cycling race. Look for activity between 19 April and 19 May
(the actual day the race will be held on).
OZ - Dieter, DF2SD will be active as OV9R from Fano Island (EU-125) on
13-14 April for the IG-RY WW RTTY Contest. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club
Log's OQRS. See https://www.ig-ry.de/ig-ry-ww-contest for the rules
OZ - A team of seven Belgian operators (ON1BN, ON4AWT, ON6EF, ON6VJ,
ON7TA, ON7VM and ON9DJ) will be active as 5P5LI from Lolland Island
(EU-029) from 29 April to 6 May. They will operate SSB, CW and
digital modes on 160-6 metres. QSL via ON6EF, direct or bureau.
TT8 - Six operators of the Italian DXpedition Team (Franco I1FQH, Alfeo
I1HJT, Tony I2PJA, Silvano I2YSB, Angelo IK2CKR and Stefano IK2HKT)
will be active as TT8RR (SSB, CW and RTTY), TT8XX (FT8) and TT8TT
(callsign for QSOs via QO-100) from Chad on 17-30 April. They will
run four stations on 80-6 metres, plus one station dedicated to
satellite. Operations will start on FT8 (F/H at first, and normal
mode on standard frequencies when the pileup decreases), other
modes will follow. The hottest period of the year approaches
(temperatures expected to reach 43 degrees Celsius in the shade)
and the team has already taken measures by procuring an additional
backup power generator, as the on-site generator will not be able
to run 24/7. QSL via I2YSB. See http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/ for more
information, band plan and OQRS for direct cards included.
V6 - Kevin, N4DVR will be active as V6DVR from Chuuk (OC-011), Microne-
sia on 12-20 April. He will operate SSB on 20-10 metres. QSL via
LoTW, eQSL and QRZ. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE - Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again holding a "Get on the Air on
World Amateur Radio Day" special event in which it encourages as
many amateurs as possible to contact as many RAC stations as possi-
ble. Operating across Canada from 00.00 UTC to 23.59 UTC on 18
April, the RAC official stations will be VA2RAC, VA3RAC, VE1RAC,
VY0RAC, VY1RAC and VY2RAC. QSL via LoTW or via the bureau. Those
contacting one or more RAC stations, on any band and mode, will be
eligible for a certificate: https://www.rac.ca/certificates/.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0K: BOUVET ISLAND 2025 ---> "Donations have been temporarily suspended.
Unfortunately, the financial risk for the small team is too high and we will
spend the next few weeks in April to assess the situation and decide what to
do. We will explore all possible options and will return with more informa-
tion once we have reached a conclusion. We will not collect donations in
this period".

CASS AWARDS ---> The Cass Awards honour the wisdom and spirit of Cass WA6AUD
(SK), and encourage DXpeditions to maximize the number of DXers worked with
a Plaque for the single-operator DXpedition that works the most unique call-
signs during a 2-week interval, and a Plaque for the "unlimited" DXPedition
that works the most unique callsigns during a 4-week interval, with no limit
on the number of operators of the activity.
Dmitry "Dima" Zhikharev, RA9USU has won the 2023 Single-Operator Cass Award
by working 13,784 unique callsigns (a new record) during his 7O73T operation
from Socotra Island in Yemen.
The 9X5RU team (Slav Rodin OK8AU, Nick Tolkunov R5EC, Vasily Pinchuk R7AL,
Mike Alekseev RU3UR, Leo Berezhnoy RW9JZ and Victor Filimonov UA3QLC) worked
40,959 unique callsigns from Rwanda, setting a new record to win the 2023
Unlimited Cass Award.
Sponsored by Club Log, the Northern California DX Club and DXLab, the Cass
Awards are presented annually and issued in March for DXpeditions during the
preceding year. See http://www.cassaward.com/ for complete information.

CQ DX MARATHON ---> The CQ DX Marathon is a year-long DX hunt, with
participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of countries
("entities") and CQ zones during the calendar year. Complete results of the
2023 edition are on https://dxmarathon.com/results/2023/.

N5J: JARVIS ISLAND 2024 ---> "It is 84 days to our departure for Jarvis
Island from American Samoa", AA7JV posted to the DXpedition's website on 7
April. "We are busy building and testing equipment. In addition to the RIBs,
a lot of our gear is built by us, specifically designed for remote operation
where reliability is key.
We have finalized the station configuration. We will have six stations on
the island. Four of the stations are set up to be remotely operated and two
will be locally operated, although we do have the flexibility to operate any
station locally (from the boat) or remotely via Starlink and the Internet".
Website: https://jarvisisland2024.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1359664908071770/

NCDXF NEWSLETTER ---> The Spring 2024 issue of the Northern California DX
Foundation's Newsletter is now available for download on the NCDXF website:
http://www.ncdxf.org/pages/newsletter.html. Highlights include
* "Clipperton Island, TX5S" by Gene Spinelli, K5GS
* "Trindade and Martim Vaz Islands, PR0T" by Stephano Silva, PT2IC
* "DXpedition to 7O2WX Socotra Island, Yemen 2024" by Vladimir Zencak, OK2WX
* "W8S. An International DXpedition to Swains Island" by
Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA
* "Tristan da Cunha, ZD9W" by Yuris Petersons, YL2GM
* "Marquesas Islands, TX7L" by Didier Cadot, F6BCW, and John Trummer, F5VHQ

WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2024 ---> Every 18 April, radio amateurs worldwide
take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on
this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in
Paris. IARU has announced that the theme for this year's World Amateur Radio
Day will be "A Century of Connections: Celebrating 100 years of Amateur Ra-
dio Innovation, Community, and Advocacy". Announced special callsigns par-
ticipating in WARD 2024 include stations from Bahrain (A91WARD), Belgium
(OP24WARD and OR24WARD), Croatia (9A24WARD), Cuba (T47R), Czech Republic
(OL1WARD), Denmark (5P0WARD), France (TM99WARD), Germany (DA24WARD), Greece
(SZ0WARD), Morocco (CN99HR), Netherlands (PA24WARD), Poland (3Z0WARD), Spain
(EG5DMR, EG5WRD and EG7DMR), Switzerland (HB9WARD), Turkey (TC3WRD), UAE

WORLDWIDE HOLYLAND DX CONTEST (WWHC) ---> The traditional Holyland Contest
has become the Worldwide Holyland DX Contest since 2023. Any station any-
where can work any other station for points; contacts with 4X/4Z stations
will attract more points. The contest will take place on 19-20 April,
from 21.00 UTC on Friday until 20.59 UTC on Saturday (24 hours). See
https://iarc.org/iarc/#HolylandContest for the rules and the results of last
year's event. [TNX 4Z4KX]

WRTC 2026: TENT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME ---> Details have been announced of
the opportunity to sponsor a tent at WRTC 2026 in the UK: "we have 50 teams
and therefore 50 tents are available. Of the 50 total tents, 42 of these are
by QA (Qualification Area), 4 for Youth, 1 for the returning Champions, 2
Sponsored and 1 Wildcard". Tent Sponsorship applications will be open at
00:00Z on 27 April. See https://www.wrtc2026.org/.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9AT, 3C3CA, 3V8SS, 3W3B, 4J3DJ,
4O/DL2JRM, 4S7AB, 4W6RU, 4W8X, 5K1CB, 5X7O, 6Y1A, 7O2WX, 7O73T, 7P8AO,
7Q7JN, 7Z1VD, 9J2BS, 9K2NO, A71/ON5UR, BH4SCF, C6AWA, C91CCY, E20AX/p
T77C, T77LA, UP0L, V51WW, VP8KCA, VU7A, VU7W, VY0/VE1RUS (NA-008), XF3RAM
(NA-135), XV9T, XW4DX, YJ0CA, ZD9W, ZF2OO.


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