425 DX News #1647

26 November 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1647

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5H - Ferdy, HB9DSP will be active holiday style as 5H3FM from Zanzibar
Island (AF-032), Tanzania from 25 November to 13 December. He will
operate SSB and some FT8 on 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via LoTW
(preferred), or via home call (direct or bureau).
5W - Sigfrido, HB9FFN (IW9FMD), an agronomist who works for the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is now based
in Apia, Samoa (OC-097) for the foreseeable future. In his spare
time he is QRV as 5W0RS on 40, 20 and 10 metres SSB. QSL direct to
IT9VYO. Over the years Sigfrido operated from Malawi (7Q7RS),
Tanzania (5H0RS), Afghanistan (T6AB), and more recently from South
Sudan (Z81S).
8Q - Sergey, RX3APM will be active again as 8Q7BB from the Maldives
(AS-013) on 4-17 December. He will be QRV on 80-10m, and plans to
participate in the ARRL 10-Meter Contest (10-11 December). QSL via
home call. [TNX DX World]
9M2 - Rich, PA0RRS will be active again as 9M2MRS from Penang Island (AS-
015), West Malaysia from 1 January until 29 March. He will operate
CW (most of the time "no split") and digital modes (RTTY, FT8 and
FT4) on 40-10m. On FT8, he says, if there are too many callers he
will switch to F/H on 7056, 10131, 14084, 18095, 21084, 24911,
28091 kHz. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW, or via
CN - Special station CN22JIM will be active on 5-18 December from Imlil
in the High Atlas mountain range of Morocco. The callsign's suffix
stands for Journee Internationale de la Montagne (International
Mountain Day). QSL via RW6HS.
DX0 - Owing to recent "security issues", the DX0NE DXpedition to the
Spratly Islands [425DXN 1646] has been cancelled. Hopefully it will
be rescheduled sometime "during the first half of 2023". [TNX The
Daily DX]
EA - Celebrating Christmas, the HamRadioDX group will be active as
EG3HAM on 1-25 December, with certificates, "cash prizes" and a
Christmas Draw (see qrz.com for complete information). Activity
will be on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and FT8.
F - TM35FIST is the special callsign for Jean, F6JOE to celebrate the
35th anniversary of the FISTS CW Club (International Morse Preser-
vation Society) on 5-11 December. Previous activities were on 2-15
May and 7-13 November. The Club (https://fists.co.uk/) was founded
in 1987 by the late George Longden (G3ZQS), after recognising a
need for a club in which veteran operators would help newcomers
and less experienced operators learn and improve CW proficiency.
QSL via F6JOE.
F - Michel, F8GGZ and Serge F6HFI will be active as TM200LP on 10-21
and 27-29 December to commemorate the 200th anniversary since the
birth of Louis Pasteur (27 December 1822), the French scientist
renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination,
microbial fermentation, and pasteurization. QSL via F8GGZ (bureau
I - Bruno, IK1VHX will be active as II1MM between 1 and 31 December.
The special callsign memorializes the 150th anniversary of the
Istituto Idrografico della Marina Militare, the Hydrographic Insti-
tute that has been the official nautical charting agency of the
Italian Navy since its establishment in 1872.
PA - Celebrating Christmas and the New Year, special callsigns PA22XMAS
and PD22SANTA will be active on 1-31 December, while PD23HNY will
be QRV from 1 December until mid-January. QSL cards will not be
issued, but a certificate will be available for download (see
SV - SX338M is the special callsign for members of the Radio Amateur
Association of Western Peloponnese to celebrate the 70th anniver-
sary of the Hellenic Air Force's 338 Squadron on 1-31 December. QSL
via LoTW and eQSL.
VU - AU5LARC is the special callsign for the Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club
of Hyderabad (VU2LCH) to mark the 5th edition of the Lamakaan
Annual Radio Convention, which will be held on 10-11 December
(https://www.larc.in/larc5/). QSL via the bureau.
XE - A team of six (Ismael XE1AY, Javier XE1JKW, Javier XE1JR, Paty
XE1SPM, Ricardo XE1SY and Enrique XE2AA) will be active as XF1S
from Tiburon Island in the rare NA-167 IOTA Group on 4-9 December.
They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-6 metres and via
satellite. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via IT9EJW. [TNX IT9EJW]
YJ - Chris, VK2YUS will be active again as YJ0CA from Efate (OC-035),
Vanuatu on 1-9 December. He will operate SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL
direct to VK2YUS. [TNX The Daily DX]

YOTA MONTH ---> The Youngsters On The Air group will be active again during
the entire month of December. The idea for this event is to show the amateur
radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham
radio waves. So far announced participants include stations from
Bosnia & Herzegovina E71YOTA
Cyprus 5B4YOTA
Czech republic OL22YOTA
El Salvador YS1YOTA
Estonia ES9YOTA
Finland OH2YOTA
Germany DQ0YOTA
Honduras HQ2YOTA
Ireland EI0YOTA
Japan 8N2YOTA, 8N4YOTA
Namibia V55YOTA
Poland SN0YOTA
Portugal CQ7YOTA
Republic of Korea HL0YOTA
Russia R22YOTA
Serbia YT22YOTA
Slovakia OM22YOTA
Switzerland HB9YOTA
The Netherlands PA6YOTA, PD6YOTA
United Kingdom GB22YOTA
QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (direct or bureau). Information about the event and
the awards can be found on https://events.ham-yota.com/.

CQ WW DX CW CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their parti-
cipation in this year's event (26-27 November):
02 VA2VT SOAB LP Canada LoTW
07 HO2T SOAB HP Panama LoTW/KU9C
07 HQ9X M/2 Honduras LoTW/KQ1F
08 C6AGU M/2 Bahamas LoTW/HA7RY
08 C6AQQ SOSB LP Bahamas LoTW
08 FG/VE3RSA SOAB QRP Guadeloupe LoTW
08 FS/K0CD SOSB QRP St Martin K0CD
08 KP2B SOAB HP U.S. Virgin Isls LoTW/EB7DX
08 KP3DX SOAB HP Puerto Rico N4AO
08 PJ7PL SO Sint Maarten N2HX
08 TO5Z SOAB HP Martinique LoTW/N6GQ
08 V26K SOAB LP Antigua & Barbuda LoTW/AA3B
08 V47T SOAB HP St. Kitts & Nevis LoTW/W2RQ
08 VP2MJA SO Montserrat LoTW
08 VP5Y M/2 Turks & Caicos Isls LoTW/M0URX
08 WP3C M/S LP Puerto Rico LoTW/M0OXO
08 ZF1A M/S Cayman Isls LoTW/K7ZO
08 ZF2SS SO Cayman Isls LoTW
09 P44W SOAB HP Aruba LoTW/N2MM
09 P44X M/2 Aruba LoTW/DJ4MX
09 PJ2T M/M Curacao LoTW/W3HNK
09 PJ4A M/S Bonaire LoTW/K4BAI
09 PJ4K M/2 Bonaire KU9C
10 HC1DW SO LP Ecuador LoTW/W0OR
11 PT4A M/S Brazil LoTW
12 XR2K SOSB 10m Chile LoTW/CE2ML
14 EF6T SOAB HP Balearic Isls LoTW
14 GJ2A SO LP Jersey LoTW
14 GU4CHY SOSB Guernsey GU4CHY
14 LN8W M/M Norway LA6YEA
14 MW5B SOSB 80m Wales LoTW
14 OT7T M/M Belgium ON4DS
15 9H6WW M/S LP Malta LoTW
15 ES9UKR M/S Estonia ES5RY
15 IS0/OM2TW SOSB 80m Sardinia OM2FY
15 LY4A M/? Lithuania LoTW
15 SP8R M/S Poland SP8R
15 TK0C M/2 Corsica LoTW/S50C
15 Z68EE SOAB LP Kosovo LoTW/OZ2I
19 RN1B/0 SOAB AS Russia RN1B
21 4L2M SOSB 40m HP Georgia EA7FTR
21 4L8A SOSB 10m Georgia LoTW/M0OXO
21 4L9M SOSB 160m Georgia LoTW/R3XA
21 A44A M/? Oman LoTW/EC6DX
22 9N7AA SOAB HP Nepal LoTW/S57DX
23 B0A SOAB China BA4TB
26 E2A M/2 Thailand LoTW/E21EIC
26 E2E M/? Thailand E23NEZ
26 E2X M/? Thailand LoTW/E20GMY
27 AH2R M/S Guam LoTW
27 DX8H Philippines DX8H
27 T88PB SO Palau LoTW/JA0JHQ
28 7A2A M/? Indonesia LoTW/YB2DX
28 9M6NA SOAB HP East Malaysia LoTW
28 V85RH SOAB HP Brunei LoTW
29 VK6N SOAB HP Australia LoTW
29 VK6T SOAB Australia EA7FTR
31 KH7Q SOSB 15m Hawaii AH6NF
32 K8H M/S American Samoa LoTW/W7YAQ
32 ZL3X M/2 New Zealand LoTW
32 ZM1A M/? New Zealand LoTW
32 ZM4T M/? New Zealand LoTW
35 C56DF SOSB 40m LP Gambia LoTW/G3XTT
35 D4Z M/? Cape Verde LoTW/IK2NCJ
35 TY5AF M/S Benin LoTW
37 7Q6M SOSB 10m Malawi LoTW/K6ZO
39 3B8M M/M Mauritius LoTW/M0OXO
39 3B9KW SO Rodrigues LoTW
40 JW7QIA SO Svalbard LoTW/LA7QIA
40 OX7AM SOAB Greenland LoTW/OZ1ACB
40 TF3SG SOAB HP Iceland TF3SG
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2022.html - good contest to
you all!

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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CROZET 2022-23 ---> The "Marion Dufresne" is now scheduled to leave Reunion
Island on 12 December, and to reach Crozet on 20 December. Thierry, F6CUK
reports that, "following the signing of the agreement with the TAAF", he has
been authorized to be QRV on the HF bands for three weeks only, between 20
December and 26 January. In addition, he will have to QRT for "at least 5
hours" each day, "to allow the French Polar Institute to take measurements".
That being the case, Thierry intends to concentrate his activity on 2-3
bands - 20 and/or 17 metres, and 30 metres at night - in order to give an
All Time New One to as many people as possible. "I have not chosen any
frequencies either", he says, "this will be discussed with the scientists on
site". At all events, he has already agreed with the Bouvet team that he
will operate FT8 on 10131 kHz, and he is aware of the privileges granted to
the General US licence class on 20m.
No constraints will be put on satellite activity, and Thierry will be able
to operate via QO-100 for the entire duration of his stay on the island.
Departure from Crozet will be around 25 March.
Thierry and his team are working to secure permission for a longer QRV
period on the HF bands; he is in contact with the IPEV (the French Polar
Institute Paul-Emile Victor), but to date he has no information about a
possible extension.
As for the callsign, Thierry has applied for a special callsign to mark the
60th anniversary of the first amateur radio activity from Crozet, conducted
by Roger Baudelot, FB8WW, between December 1961 and February 1962. Thierry's
callsign will be announced only a few hours before he starts operations.
Bookmark http://crozet2022.r-e-f.org/news.html for updates.

T33KC & T33KK ---> While waiting for his brand new callsign (T33KK) to be
issued by the Kiribati licencing authority, operator Kaam has been QRV as
T33KC (the Rebel DX Group's secondary callsign for Banaba). Kaam "is a local
Banaba resident and emergency communication officer", and the T33T team has
"set up two towers and two antennas for him for 20m and 40m. He will be
everyday on 14.183 during the ANZA net, and monitoring 7.163 at the local,
Banaba evening time". [Source: https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup/]

THE DX BULLETIN ---> The Yasme Foundation has announced that the entire col-
lection of "The DX Bulletin" (1979-1986) has been published on the Yasme
website: https://www.yasme.org/dx-bulletin/. Edited by Jim Cain, K1TN, the
newsletter focused on DX news and related information. Yasme founders, Lloyd
and Iris Colvin, W6KG and W6QL, used TDXB for news and updates on their
worldwide DXpeditions. TDXB comprised 325 issues published from 15 August
1979 to 28 February 1986, and had a circulation of more than 2000 sub-
scribers all over the world.

YOUTH ON THE AIR SUMMER CAMP ---> The third Youth on the Air (YOTA) summer
camp for young radio amateurs from the Americas will be held on 16-21 July
2023 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Online applications will be
accepted at https://youthontheair.org/ starting on 1 December. Applicants
must be licensed amateur radio operators aged 15-25 and residing in North,
Central, or South America.


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