425 DX News #1651

24 December 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1651

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW


3B7 - Members of the OM7M Contest Club and the Czech DXpedition Group
(namely Ruda OK2ZA, David OK6DJ, Sylvia OM3KAP, Rudy OM3PC, Martin
OM4MM, Joe OM4MW and Lubo OM5ZW) will be active as 3B7M from the St
Brandon Islands (AF-015) from 24 February to 5 March. They will
operate CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 and RTTY on 160-6 metres with four sta-
tions around the clock. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via
OK6DJ. See https://3b7m.com/ for their QSLling policy and other
9U - Vlad, OK2WX will be active as 9U4WX from Burundi on 4-27 February.
He will operate CW and SSB on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via IZ8CCW. The complete
log will be uploaded to LoTW after 5-6 months. More information on
A4 - A450RS is the special callsign for the Royal Omani Amateur Radio
Society to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was established on 23
December 1972 under the patronage of the late Sultan Qaboos bin
Said al Said, A41AA. QSL via EC6DX.
EA - Members or URE La Vega will be active as EH7JCB on 20-30 December
to mark the 120th anniversary since Julio Cervera Baviera, an early
pioneer in the development of radio, founded the Spanish Wireless
Telegraph and Telephone Corporation. QSL via eQSL, or via EA7KET.
HC - John, N9EAJ plans to renew his HC1FIT callsign and be active again
from a mountaintop location near the city of Otavalo, in the Imba-
bura Province of Ecuador, from 29 December to 22 January. He will
operate SSB and some CW on 40-10 metres. QSL direct to N9EAJ. [TNX
The Daily DX]
HH - HH75RCH is the special callsign for the Radio Club d'Haiti, estab-
lished on 29 March 1948, to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Look
for activity from 1 January to 1 May. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or
via N2OO.
I - Throughout 2023 ARI Fidenza will use a series of special callsigns
dedicated to a specific Italian city or site related to Guglielmo
Marconi's experiments and achievements: II4TRN (January), II4STL
(February), II4ANC (March), II4BRI (April), II4GNV (May), II4SSM
(June), II4SPZ (July), II4GAR (August), II4CGD (September), II4SML
(October), II4CLT (November) and II4CDV (December). QSLs via IQ4FE,
bureau or direct. See http://www.arifidenza.it/ for detailed infor-
mation about the "Marconi Was Here!" award.
J3 - Mike, M0MDS will be active as J38TB from Grenada (NA-024) on 21-30
December. He will operate FT8, SSB and slow CW mostly on 40, 20 and
17 metres. QSL via home call.
JA - Take, JI3DST will be active from Tanega, Osumi Islands (AS-032)
From 25 December to 10 January. He will operate SSB and CW as
JI3DST/6, JJ5RBH/6 and JS6RRR/6, and will use JI3DST/p, JJ5RBH/p
and JS6RRR/p on FT8. The QSOs will be made available for both Club
Log and LoTW Matching on the IOTA website.
SP - Special stations SP90ENIGMA (QSL via SP3PGR) and SP90ENG (QSL via
SP3PDO) are active until 15 January to mark the 90th anniversary
since Polish cryptologists first broke the Enigma cipher.
UA - Special callsigns R2023NY and UE23NY will be active from 28 Decem-
ber to 8 January for the annual "Russian New Year" radio marathon
organized by the Miller DX Club. QSLs via RQ7L.
UA_ant - Alex UG1A (ex RD1AV), Ivan UB1AQB and Zachar (ex UH4NAE) will be
active from Vostok Station, Antarctica (AN-016) as RI1ANC until
March 2024, and as RI30ANT (30th anniversary of the Russian Robin-
son Club) from 1 January to 31 March 2023. In their spare time,
they will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on various bands. QSL
RI1ANC via RN1ON (Club Log's OQRS for bureau cards only), QSL
VU - Special event station AT22ICJ is active until 27 December during
the 25th edition of the International Cultural Jamboree being held
in Moodbidri (near Mangalore, southwest India). Look for activity
on the HF bands SSB, CW and FT8. QSL only via LoTW.
VU - The Erode Amateur Radio Club (VU2EOD) will conduct a Field Day op-
eration on 24-25 December, and be active as AT2EOD on 80, 40, 20,
15 and 10m SSB and FT8, and via QO-100. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0J --- > The fundraising has been extremely successful, and the team has
reached 100% funding of their 715,000 USD budget. Additional donations will
help reduce the operators' fees. Also, "only upfront supporters will receive
the benefits of being prioritized during the QSL/LoTW process".
The team will assemble in London, and on 11 January they will depart from
RAF Brize Norton with a military flight to Port Stanley (Falkland Islands),
where they will arrive on 12 January in the evening. Departure for Bouvet is
now expected on 14 January; depending on weather and sea conditions, the
voyage will take 11 to 14 days. It will be possible to follow the vessel on

CROZET 2022-23 ---> Thierry, F6CUK has been at Alfred Faure station on Ile
de la Possession, Crozet Islands since 20 January. "No traffic will start
before the weekend", he says. "I also had contact with the IPEV [the French
Polar Institute, Ed.], it should be fine and the measurement fields are
opposite the base", he adds. "The famous Absolute Measure lasts about 20
minutes so it's about 4.5 hours total, but I think there is a way to see it
in detail. Anyway I have to see the manager and the two technicians who will
take the measurements to define an action plan". The callsign will be known
after the first QSO, so bookmark http://crozet2022.r-e-f.org/news.html for
the official announcement. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via F6EXV (direct and
bureau); the complete log will be uploaded to LoTW a few weeks after Thierry
returns home (late May-early June).

DX MENTOR RECOGNITION PROGRAM ---> The Southwest Ohio DX Association, SWODXA
announces the DX Mentor Recognition Program "to recognize and reward amateur
radio operators who have played a key role in helping other amateur radio
operators achieve DXCC" (note that "those amateurs receiving the mentoring
must be under 30 years of age during the calendar year for the award"). The
award will be presented at the SWODXA DX Dinner, held annually in conjunc-
tion with the Dayton Hamvention. The judging committee will be staffed by
SWODXA representatives, as well as a representative from both the Northern
California DX Foundation (NCDXF) and the International DX Association
(INDEXA). See https://www.swodxa.org/DX-Mentor-Program/ for more information
and the application form.

MARCONI CLUB'S QSO PARTY DAY ---> The 5th edition will be held on 7 January
from 7 to 21 UTC, on 80, 40 and 20 metres CW. Complete rules can be found on
http://www.ariloano.it/marconiclub/. ARI Loano Marconi Club is a member of
the International CW Council (https://internationalcwcouncil.org/) which
"promotes and aids in the retention and growth of International Morse Code
as a mode of communication between amateur radio operators". [TNX IK1QBT]

THE 2023 DX ULTRA-MARATHON ---> The True Blue DXers Club announces the 2023
DX Ultra-Marathon, a year-long operating event to be run from 1 January
through 31 December 2023. Launched in 2021 and intended to promote everyday
activity on CW and SSB, this initiative's aim is to get people on the air
and contact as many different stations as possible, on as many bands as pos-
sible, in as many DXCC Entities and WAZ Zones as possible over the duration
of a full year. Participation is open to all amateurs: you do not need to
sign up for TBDXC membership, but you have to register for the marathon; see
https://www.tbdxc.net/marathon for information.

YASME EXCELLENCE AWARD ---> Established in 2008 by the Yasme Foundation
(https://www.yasme.org/), the Excellence Award is presented to individuals
and groups who, through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication
have made a significant contribution to amateur radio. The contribution may
be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement, as
all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and prosper. The latest
recipient, announced on 15 December, is the CW Operators Club, widely known
as CWops (https://cwops.org/). The Award "recognizes the contributions to
amateur radio by CWops in support of training and on-the-air activities that
promote Morse/CW operation, leading to more interest in and sustained CW
activity around the world".

YOTA CONTEST 2022 ---> 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 through managers: 3B8/DK6SP, 4S7AB, 5W1SA, 7O/DL7ZM,
7U60I, 7X4AN, CR3SI (AF-047), DU1IST, E20AX/p (AS-107), E51WL (OC-082),
FK8IK, FO/F6BCW (OC-027), FY5KE, HQ9X, PF6SKCC, TO2DL, TX7G (OC-027), VK9CM,


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