425 DX News #1723

11 May 2024 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1723

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4X - Special event station 4X6M will be active on 16-17 May from the Yad
Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
QSL via 4X6ZM.
8P - Chris, WA7RAR will be active again as 8P9CB from Barbados (NA-021)
on 15-26 May. All of his operations will be portable at various
locations throughout the island, especially POTA sites. He will be
QRV on 20-10 metres CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW, or direct to WA7RAR.
8Q - Rolf, DO4RKR will be active as 8Q7KR from the Maldives (AS-013) on
19-31 May. He will run 30 watts and operate SSB on 10 metres only.
QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
9M2 - A large group of operators will be active as 9M4VM from Pulau Besar
(AS-097), West Malaysia from 31 May to 2 June. They will operate CW
and SSB on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres with two stations. QSL direct
to 9M2HUS, neither LoTW nor Club Log will be used.
C9 - Pedro, CT7AHV will be active again as C91AHV from Chinonaquila,
Mozambique between 3 and 15 June. He will operate FT8, SSB and CW
on 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 metres. Initial plans are to concentrate on
the HF bands on 4-7 June (FT8) and 9-12 June (SSB and CW), and on 6
metres on 13-15 June (CW, SSB and FT8). On 8 June he will do a POTA
activation from the Lubombo Conservation Area. QSL via EA5GL, LoTW,
Club Log's OQRS. Check https://www.qrz.com/db/C91AHV for updates.
F - Special callsign TM86JO will be used on 19-26 May as the Paris 2024
Olympic Torch Relay passes through the French Department of Vienne,
and again on 5-11 August during the Olympic Games. [TNX F6AJA]
F - Team TM5FI (F5AUB, F5BTH, F5OYM, F5SDD, F5XX, F6HKS, F6ITD and
possibly a few others) will be active from Ratonneau Island
(EU-095) on 24-29 May. They will operate CW, SSB, FT4 and FT8 with
four stations. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX F6AJA]
F - Team TM80DD will be active on 1-16 June to commemorate the 80th an-
niversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy (6 June 1944). They
will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on all bands. QSL via F5JYD,
direct or bureau. [TNX F5JYD]
FT/G - The band plan for the upcoming FT4GL operation from the Glorioso
Islands (24 May-19 June) has been posted to the DXpedition's web-
site (see below). This will be a one-man operation carried out by
Marek, FH4VVK in parallel with his professional activities. He
plans to be QRV daily with two stations at the same time on on 160-
6 metres SSB, FT8 (F/H), FT4 and RTTY. There will be no CW activi-
ty, as Marek lacks sufficient knowledge of that mode to manage a
huge pile-up. QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log when the Internet
is available (from 18 to 20 local time). QSL via F4FTV; full LoTW
upload will follow six months after the end of the DXpedition.
https://ft4gl.blogspot.com; https://www.facebook.com/61557262192352
HZ - Celebrating World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (17
May), members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society will be active as
HZ1WTIS on 10-17 May. QSL via LoTW. WTISD marks the founding of the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
JA - Kenji, JA4GXS will be active as JA4GXS/1 from Izu Oshima (AS-008)
on 1-3 June. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8/FT4 on 40, 30, 20 and
6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
JD1_oga- Tosy, JA6VZB will be active as JD1BQW from Chichijima (AS-031),
Ogasawara from 22 May to 5 June, including entries in the CQ WW WPX
CW Contest (25-26 May) and the ARRL Digital Contest (1-2 June). He
plans to concentrate on 12 and 6 metres FT8 before and after the
contests. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log's OQRS, or via the bureau to
OH0 - Arnold, DK1VK will be active as OH0/DK1VK from Jomala, Aland Is-
lands (EU-002) on 24-26 May. He will operate SSB on 40, 20, 17, 15
and 10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
T32 - George, AA7JV is active for a couple of more days as T32JV from
Kiritimati/Christmas Island (OC-024), East Kiribati. His main focus
is on 160 metres (+/- 1827.5 kHz): "Christmas Island is the closest
land to Jarvis", he says, and "this may be a good opportunity to
see what signals are like from this region. This time of the year
is equally poor time for 160 as August, so this may be a good test
to see what to expect". QSL via LoTW.
TR - Roland, F8EN will be active again as TR8CR from Gabon from 15 May
until the end of June (maybe longer). He will operate CW only, and
will celebrate his 96th birthday while there. QSL via F6AJA (direct
or bureau); logsearch on http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php.
UA9 - Konstantin, RG0F will be active as RG0F/p from Paramushir Island
(AS-204) on 18-21 May. In his spare time he will operate CW and FT8
on 40-10 metres. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE - Pierre, VE3KTB will be active as VE3KTB/VY0 from the Canadian High
Arctic Research Station on Victoria Island (NA-006) on 23-28 May.
In his spare time he will operate SSB, CW and maybe FT8 on 20-10
metres. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP9 - Darrell, AB2E will be active as AB2E/VP9 (QSL via LoTW, or direct
to home call) from Bermuda (NA-005) on 23-27 May, including an
entry in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as VP9I (QSL via WW3S). Outside
the contest he will operate mainly CW on 30, 17 and 12 metres, with
some FT8 on the low bands. [TNX NG3K]
ZC4 - Martin, MW0BRO will be active holiday style as ZC4GW from Dhekelia,
UK Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus on 17-27 May. He will operate CW
only on 40-6 metres. QSL via MW0BRO; QSOs will be uploaded to Club
Log and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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QSL TX5S ---> Tim, M0URX, the QSL manager for the Clipperton Island DXpedi-
tion, reports that all the outgoing QSL cards will be mailed on 13 May.
Please allow sufficient time for mail delivery from the United Kingdom.

VK0 AND VK9 PREFIXES: CHANGE ---> The Australian Communications and Media
Authority has updated its "Amateur Radio Call Sign Policy". The document can
be found on https://www.acma.gov.au/amateur-radio-resources#documents.
The changes affecting the DX community relate to the use of the VK0 and VK9
* callsigns with the prefix VK0 will only be assigned to operators located
in the Australian Antarctic Territory.
* callsigns with the prefix VK9 will only be assigned to operators located
in an Australian External Territory other than the Antarctic, i.e. Ashmore
and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea
Islands (including Mellish Reef and Willis Island), Heard and McDonald
Islands, Norfolk Island.
In practice, newly assigned callsigns will be prefixed with VK9 for Heard
Island, VK7 from Macquarie Island (as it is part of Tasmania), and VK2 for
Lord Howe Island (as it is part of New South Wales).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A2OD, 3V8HP, 4K0CW, 5H3VJG (AF-
032), 7X2ET, 9J2BO, 9W2/SP5APW (AS-058), A61BR, AU2RS (AS-199), BX5AA,


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