425 DX News #1639

1 October 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1639

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3C - Effective 26 September, 3C3CA is the callsign that Ersoy, TA2OM
will be using during his stay on Bioko Island (AF-010), Equatorial
Guinea. He was previously active as 3C/TA2OM [425DXN 1638]. In his
limited spare time he operates mainly FT8. QSL via TA2OM.
7Q - Don, K6ZO will be active again as 7Q6M from Malawi between 19 Octo-
ber and 29 November. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres, and will par-
ticipate in the CQ WW DX SSB and CW Contests. QSL via LoTW, or
direct to K6ZO. [TNX The Daily DX]
DL - In celebration of its 50th anniversary, DARC Ortsverband Syke
(DK0SY) will be active with special DOK "50i25" from 1 October
until 31 December. On 2 October the DK0SY operators will take part
in the DLFF Activity Day and be active as DF0WFF and DF0DFF from
Nature Reserve DLFF-0188. QSL via the bureau. [TNX DL2VFR]
F - Michel, F8GGZ and other operators will be active as TM100BBC on
10-24 October to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the British
Broadcasting Corporation (18 October 1922). Activity will be on all
modes, including EME and DMR C4FM. QSL via F8GGZ, direct or bureau.
F - The Association des Radio Amateurs de la Cote d'Emeraude will be
active as TM8R from 27 October to 6 November for the 12th "Route du
Rhum", the 3000-mile single-handed transatlantic yacht race between
Saint-Malo (France) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe). QSL via Club
Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via F5BNJ.
FG - Manfred DK1BT, Wolf DL4WK, Annette DL6SAK, Tom DL7BO, and Frank
DL7UFR will be active as TO2DL from Guadeloupe (NA-102) on 10-23
October. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 me-
tres (60m included) with three stations. QSL via DL7DF (direct or
bureau) and LoTW "within six months after the DXpedition". See
http://www.dl7df.de/fg/ for logsearch and OQRS.
FO/A - Haru, JA1XGI will be active as TX5XG from Raivavae (OC-114), Aus-
tral Islands on 2-9 November. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8
F/H on 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10m. All QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the bureau and LoTW; otherwise QSL via Club Log's
OQRS or direct to JA1XGI. See https://australvacation.amebaownd.com
for more information.
IS0 - Marco, IS0BSR will be active as IM0B from the island of San Pietro
(EU-165) from 22 October to 5 November, including an entry in the
CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL only via LoTW.
JW - Look for JW7XK (QSL via LA7XK and LoTW), JW9DL (QSL via LA9DL and
LoTW) and JW6VM (QSL via LA6VM) to be active from the Svalbard
Amatorradio Klub (JW5E) in Longyearbyen (EU-026), on 5-10 October.
[TNX DX World]
ON - The ONZ Oostkust Radioclub (ON6HC) will be active on all bands and
modes as OR78CLM between 14 October and 13 November, with main
operations taking place on 4-6 November. The special callsign's
suffix stands for Canadian Liberation March, the annual event that
celebrates the liberation of the Belgian town of Knokke on 1 Novem-
ber 1944. QSL via the bureau. A certificate will be available:
V4 - Upcoming activities from St. Kitts (NA-104) include
* V47JA by John, W5JON on 2-12 October. He will operate SSB and FT8
on 160-6 metres. QSL via LoTW, or direct only to W5JON.
* V47T by Randy, K5ZD from 23 October to 1 November, including an
entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW.
* V48DM by Matt, K4KIU and David, HC5DX from 25 October to 1 No-
vember. They will operate SSB and CW on 160-6m, and will partici-
pate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW. or direct to
VP2M - Look for Larry K5LDA (VP2MDA), Lee K7NM (VP2MLB), Mike WA5POK
(VP2MOK), Cliff KD6XH (VP2MXH), Cheryl KM4TYV (VP2MYV) and Glenn
AC7ZN (VP2MZN) to be active from Montserrat (NA-103) on 13-20 Octo-
ber. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 160-6 metres. QSL
via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP8 - Garry, ZC4GR (2M1DHG) has been active as VP8DLB from Port Stanley,
Falkland Islands (SA-002) since 23 September, and will remain there
"until December before returning to Cyprus". QSL via EB7DX. [TNX DX
W - Special event stations N0F, N1F, N2F, N3F, N4F, N5F, N6F, N7F, N8F
and N9F, plus KF2IRE and VE3FIRE (Canada) will be active on 9-15
October for the Fire Prevention Week 2022. QSL cards for any of the
FPW stations should be sent direct to Fire Prevention Week Special
Event, c/o Siemens Fire Safety USA, 8 Fernwood Road, Florham Park
NJ 07932, USA. See https://hamfire.com/ for more information on the
W - Look for Mike, W7LG to be active as W7LG/4 from Hatteras Island
(NA-067) on 24-29 October. He will operate SSB, CW, FT4 and FT8
mainly on 80, 40 and 20 metres. QSL via home call, LoTW and eQSL.

THE TRANSATLANTIC CENTENARY TESTS ---> The Radio Society of Great Britain
will be hosting an international amateur radio activation on the HF bands to
celebrate the centenary of the achievement of amateur transatlantic communi-
cation during the Transatlantic Tests that were held between 1921 and 1923.
In anticipation of this centenary celebration, the RSGB have renewed five
callsigns which they held in the 1920s.
* G5WS: used by the RSGB from Wandsworth, South London, 5WS was the callsign
of the first European amateur radio station to be heard across the
Atlantic during the third Transatlantic Tests (24 December 1922).
* G5AT: 5AT was the RSGB HQ callsign, activated in the fourth Transatlantic
Tests of December 1923 and successfully heard in North America.
* G6XX: activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests, 6XX was given a special
permit to use an input power of 1kW.
* G6ZZ: used on 5 July 1924, 6ZZ was the callsign of the "Scotch Express" on
its journey from London to Newcastle; it was the first experiment in
operating an amateur radio station from a moving railway train.
* G3DR: historic callsign, previously held by the RSGB as GM3DR for use in
the Scottish Highlands.
Look for G5WS, G5AT, G6XX, G6ZZ and G3DR (England), GD5WS (Isle of Man),
GI5WS (Northern Ireland), GJ5WS (Jersey), GM5WS (Scotland), GU5WS (Guernsey)
and GW5WS (Wales) to be activated on 1-31 December. QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS
and LoTW. A series of awards will be available; full details will be pub-
lished on https://rsgb.org/main/activity/transatlantic-tests/tct/.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0J: LATEST NEWS ---> The 3Y0J team (13 operators) will depart Port Stanley
(Falkland Islands) on 13 January 2023. They anticipate to reach Bouvet
Island on or around 26 January, and to remain there for at least 22 days.
Their budget has increased slightly; now it is around USD $705,000, which
means that they still "only need USD 35,000 to balance. Please consider to
contribute with a share of the vessel payment": https://www.3y0j.no/funding
You can follow 3Y0J's ongoing plans on the DXpedition's Facebook page:

IDXC 2023 ---> Registration is now open for the 74th International DX Con-
vention, to be held at the Visalia Conference Center on 21-23 April 2023.
See https://www.dxconvention.com/pages/registration.html for complete infor-

ITU NEWS ---> Member States of the International Telecommunication Union,
the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication
technologies, have elected Doreen Bogdan-Martin as the organization's next
Secretary-General. The election took place during ITU's Plenipotentiary Con-
ference in Bucharest, Romania, on 29 September. Ms Bogdan-Martin will assume
office on 1 January 2023. She will be the first woman to lead ITU in its
157-year history, and only the third Secretary-General to hold an amateur
radio license ((KD2JTX).

QSL VIA EA5GL ---> Pedro, EA5GL has picked up the QSLing for the IOTA opera-
tions of XR5JA from Isla Quiriquina (SA-070, December 2014) and 3G9JA from
Isla Hornos (SA-031, January-February 2016). He already has the logs and is
going to have new QSL cards printed. See https://www.qrz.com/db/EA5GL for

V3E ---> An IOTA operation was expected to take place from Turneffe Atoll
(NA-123) on 19-23 October. The DXpedition, however, has been cancelled "due
to certain circumstances", Hernan, V31DX announced on 26 September. "We
need to replan after the hurricane season", he adds, "but on another island
under different IOTA reference".


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3X1A, 7O/DL7ZM, 9N7AA, EX8ABC,


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