425 DX News #1653

7 January 2023 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1653

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

7X - 7U7C is the special callsign for members of the 7X2VFK Radio Club
to mark the 7th African Nations Championship, the biennial football
(soccer) tournament organized by the Confederation of African Foot-
ball to be held in Algeria between 13 January and 4 February.
8P - Chris, WA7RAR will be active as 8P9CB from Barbados (NA-021) on 13-
25 January. He will operate SSB and some CW on 20-10 metres. QSL
via LoTW, or direct to home call.
9U - Elvira, IV3FSG will be active as 9U5R from Bujumbura, Burundi on 4-
27 February. She will be joining Vladimir, OK2WX, who will be QRV
as 9U4WX [425DXN 1651]. Usually Elvira operates SSB and digital
modes. QSL 9U5R direct to IK2DUW; her log will be uploaded to Club
DL - Active from 1 January to 30 June, DR100XRAY is a special callsign
commemorating the 100th anniversary since the death of Wilhelm
C. Roentgen (1845-1923), the physicist whose discovery of X-rays in
1895 earned him the inaugural Nobel Prize in Physics (1901) and
revolutionized diagnostic medicine. QSL via the bureau, or direct
to DJ6SI.
ET - Ken K4ZW, Bob W9XY and Nodir EY8MM will be active from ET3AA, the
club station at the Institute of Technology of Addis Ababa Univer-
sity, on 14-21 January. Hopefully they will be granted permission
to operate overnight. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via N2OO. [TNX
The Daily DX]
F - Michel, F8GGZ and others are using special callsign TM80NT on 4-15
January in commemoration of the 80th anniversary since the passing
of Nikola Tesla (7 January 1943). QSL via F8GGZ.
F - Thierry, F4GVO will be active as TM100DOR on 17-31 January. He is a
member of the Door County Amateur Radio Club (W9DOR), which cele-
brates its 100th anniversary in 2023. QSL via LoTW, Club Log, or
via home call.
FM - Francis, F6BWJ will be active holiday style as FM/F6BWJ from Marti-
nique (NA-107) from 11 January to 10 March. He will operate CW, PSK
and RTTY on 80-10 metres. He will upload his log to LoTW and Club
Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
GM - A second attempt at landing on the Isle of Rockall (EU-189) is now
planned for late May. Plans are to set sail from Inverkip, Scotland
on 26 May. The organizers aim to stay on the island for one week
and to raise funds for charity (https://www.rockallexped.com).
Weather permitting, Nobby G0VJG and Emil DL8JJ will be active as
MM0UKI from the island for 1-2 days with two stations (SSB and CW).
Follow Nobby on Twitter (@G0vjg) for updates.
P4 - Jeff, VA3QSL will be active holiday style as P4/VA3QSL from Aruba
(SA-036) from 10 January to 8 February. He will operate SSB, CW and
digital modes on 40-6m. QSL via LoTW, or via home call (bureau or
P4 - Mathias, DL4MM will be active again as P4/DL4MM and P40AA (used for
FT8/FT4 and during the CQ WW 160-Meter CW Contest on 27-29 January)
from Aruba (SA-036) from 18 January to 2 February. He will operate
CW, FT8/FT4, SSB on 160-10 metres, with "special attention" for
Japan. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, or via DL4MM. [TNX NG3K]
T33 - The Daily DX reports that Norbert, DF6FK (T33BB) and Judith, DL2ZAD
(T33BA) will postpone their 12-24 January activity from Banaba
Island [425DXN 1645] "due to Covid 19". The new dates will be
announced in due course.
T8 - Upcoming activities from the Palau Radio Club rental station on
Koror (OC-009) include T88AQ, T88RH and T88SM on 13-19 January;
T88DK, T88DN, T88ED, T88EF and T88MB on 23-31 January. QSL via
operator's instructions.
TA - Celebrating the 100th anniversary since the proclamation of the
Republic of Turkey (29 October 1923), the Turkish Radio Amateurs
Association (TRAC) will operate special callsigns TC10O, TC100TA,
TC100TR and TC100YEAR throughout 2023.
VE - Chris VE3FU as VO2AC and Dave VE3KG as VO2AAA will be active from
The lighthouse at Point Amour, Labrador (Zone 2, WWL GO11nl) be-
tween 25 and 30 January. Main operation will be during the CQ WW
160-Meter CW Contest as VO2AC; outside the contest look for activi-
ty on 160, 80, 40 and via satellite. QSL VO2AC via LoTW or VE3FU
(direct or bureau); QSL VO2AAA via LoTW or direct to VE3KG.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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DX SOUND CLIPS ---> Tom's (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2022 can be found at
http://hamgallery.com/dx2022/. The large collection of clips (MP3 format)
covers DXpeditions, rare and semi-rare DX. This makes 25 full years of sound
clips available.

FT8WW ---> Strong winds were forecast, and Thierry took down the G5RV he
uses on 30 and 20 metres. He installed a vertical dipole, and did operate
FT8 on 17 metres on 4 January until 18.20 UTC, then he had to QRT and wait
for the wind to subside. He was off the air until 6 January at 01.30 UTC,
when he resumed operations on 30 metres FT8. As a reminder, usually he does
not operate on the HF bands between 5 and 10 UTC. Updates are posted to

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Seventeen different galleries include 21,009 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2013-22), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), amateur radio
"globetrotters", the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific
Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas (1945-1969), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC.
Your participation is welcome: http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php

TN8K & FT8 ---> Team TN8K has published a comprehensive "FT8/FT4 Operation
Guide" which is well worth a reading: https://www.cdxp.cz/. In a nutshell,
TN8K will mainly employ MSHV, and will be able to make up to 5 QSOs in
parallel using the regular FT8 protocol (not F/H). They will always transmit
in the first period (00 and 30 seconds into the minute), and require callers
to give their grid locator, as "MSHV will be configured that the distant
station will have the priority in the queue".

+ SILENT KEY + Fred Laun, K3ZO (HS0ZAR) passed away on 3 January. Born on 9
December 1937 and first licenced in 1952 as WN9SZR, while working for the
United States Information Service he operated from the Dominican Republic
(HI8XAL), Thailand (HS3AL, HS5ABD and HS1ABD), Vietnam (XV4AL), Argentina
(LU5HFI), Colombia (K3ZO/HK3 and HK3NBB). An account of his terrifying
experience in April 1974, when LU5HFI contest station's antennas attracted
undue attention, can be found on https://shortwavescatter.blogspot.com/.
Best known for his participation in HF DX contests, he was a member of the
CQ Contest Committee and was inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in
1993. A longtime member of the First Class CW Operators' Club (joined as
early as 1967) and the A1-Operators Club, as well as a Director of the Yasme
Foundation, he was also actively involved in supporting the Radio Amateur
Society of Thailand (RAST) and its activities over the decades. "Fred's
service to Yasme and other amateur organizations was unsurpassed", Ward
Silver, N0AX, recalls, "as were his contributions to amateur radio , for
which he cared deeply". See http://hamgallery.com/Tribute/K3ZO/ for K8CX's
extensive tribute to Alfred "Fred" Albert Laun, III, K3ZO.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/DK6SP, 3D2TS, 3DA0AQ, 5B4AMX,
5K0T, 5K0YD, 5R8MM (AF-057), 5R8WG (AF-057), 6Y6N, 7X2TT, 8Q7TD, 9N7WE,
KP3RE, OX/DK7PE/p, P29RO (OC-240), PJ2/PH2M, SP9FIH/VP9, TX7G (OC-027),


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