425 DX News #1661

4 March 2023 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1661

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4X - Special event stations 4X01I and 4X02I will be active from Moa (WWL
KM70nm, Holyland Square J31BS) and Kasra (WWL KM70nn, Holyland
Square H31BS), respectively, on 10-11 March. Both sites are located
in the World Heritage-designated area of the "Incense Route and the
Desert Cities in the Negev". QSLs via 4X6ZM, and logserach on
https://www.iarc.org/incense/. The Incense Trade Route was an an-
cient network of major land and sea trading routes linking the
Mediterranean world with eastern and southern sources of incense,
spices and other luxury goods.
9G - Alan, G3XAQ will be active again as 9G5XA from Ghana from 28 Febru-
ary to 14 March. He operates CW only, and his main focus will be
the RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Contest (11-12 March). QSL via LoTW,
or direct only to G3SWH (OQRS on https://www.g3swh.org.uk/).
9U - Vlad, 9U4WX (OK2WX) went QRT on 1 March at 05.42 UTC, after 27,822
QSOs (see https://www.mdxc.support/9u4wx/log-search/ for logsearch
and statistics). Elvira, 9U5R (IV3FSG) will remain in Burundi until
7 March, operating SSB and FT8 (also on 6 metres, if conditions are
right). Logsearch and statistics on https://www.ik2duw.it/9u5r.html
D4 - Luca, HB9OBD will be active holiday style as D44KIT from Sal Island
(AF-086), Cape Verde from 8 March to 5 April. He will operate SSB
and FT8 on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via
D6 - Hiro, JF1OCQ will be active as D67AA from the Comoro Islands (AF-
007) on 10-22 March. He will operate SSB, CW, FT8 (F/H) and FT4 on
160-10 metres (see https://www.qrz.com/db/D67AA for the band plan).
QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct to JF1OCQ; he will upload his
log also to Club Log and other platforms.
FO/M - The "Magnet" [425DXN 1660] is heading to the Marquesas Islands (OC-
027), where she is expected to arrive around 18 March and stay
until 30 March. Plans are for George, AA7JV and Mike, KN4EEI "to
put ashore a small DXpedition with three stations": one full power
station will be operated locally on 160-10 metres CW and SSB; two
100-watt stations will be operated remotely on 80-6 metres FT8.
Bookmark https://www.qrz.com/db/AA7JV for updates.
FT/W - The QO-100 equipment that Thierry, FT8WW was using is broken, so
there will be no more satellite activity. As for the HF bands, he
will have to cease operations on 5 March for one week. He will then
resume activity on 13 March for a few more days, until around 16
March. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
GI - GB1PAT and GB2PAT are the special callsigns for members of the
Bushvalley Amateur Radio Club (MN0GKL) to use on 1-28 March to
celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. QSLs via LoTW only. Three certifi-
cates will be available for making contact with both callsigns on
different bands, see https://www.qrz.com/db/GB1PAT.
GM - Special event station GB5SC will be active on 4-6 March to cele-
brate the 100th anniversary since BBC broadcasting in Scotland of-
ficially began (6 March 1923). QSL via operator's instructions.
HI - Loma del Toro DX Club's members will be active as HI0LT from Isla
Cabras (NA-122) on 12-19 March. They will operate CW, SSB and digi-
tal modes (RTTY, FT8, FT4, Q65) on 160-10 and 2 metres. QSL via
HP - Look for Phil, VA3QR to be active holiday style as HP9/VA3QR (1-10
March), HP3/VA3QR (11-20 March) and HP1/VA3QR (21-30 March) while
visiting Panama. He will operate SSB and various digital modes on
80-10 metres. QSL via home call; he will upload his logs to LoTW
and Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
HV - HV1CN will be QRV again from Vatican Radio's headquarters for the
International Marconi Day. Look for activity on 22 April from 7 to
13 UTC. QSL via IQ0CV, bureau or direct. Vatican Radio, the offi-
cial broadcasting service of Vatican City, was established in 1931
by Guglielmo Marconi.
JA - Moto, JA1GZV will be active again as JS6UKY/6 from Okinawa Island
(AS-017) on 2-8 March. He operates CW on 40-15 metres. QSL via the
bureau, eQSL, or direct to JA1GZV. [TNX DX World]
JD1_oga- Look for JD1BOI (QSL via JI1LET and LoTW) and JD1BON (QSL via
JA1UII and LoTW) to be active from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara
on 9-24 March. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes (RTTY,
FT8, FT4) on 160-6 metres.
J8 - Thomas, F4HPX will be active holiday style as J8/AG7JQ from "sever-
al islands" within Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on 7-14 March.
He will operate mainly SSB, with some FT8/FT4 and maybe some com-
puter aided CW on 40-10 metres. QSL via F4HPX (direct or bureau),
LoTW and eQSL.
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ expects to be back to the weather station on Minami
Torishima (OC-073) around 15 March, his QSL manager reports. He
will remain there for two months, and will be active as JG8NQJ/JD1
in his limited spare time. He operates mainly CW with some FT8. QSL
via JA8CJY (direct), JG8NQJ (bureau) and LoTW.
TZ - Ulmar, DK1CE has been active again as TZ1CE from Mali since 25 Feb-
ruary, and will remain there until 16 March. He operates mainly FT8
and SSB on various bands (60 metres excluded). "On FT8, DX stations
outside of EU have precedence at all times", he says, and adds that
he does not operate Fox & Hound because "based on my experience,
there is not advantage". QSL via DK1CE (all QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the bureau); he will upload his log to LoTW and
Club Log.
V2 - Members of the EI DX Group (namely EI2II, EI2JD, EI2KM, EI4BZ,
EI4HH, EI4L, EI5GM, EI5IX, EI6FR, EI9FBB and EI9HQ) will be active
as V26EI from Antigua (NA-100) from 24 March to 2 April. They will
operate CW, SSB and digital modes on all bands (hopefully including
60 and 6 metres) with up to four stations. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and
LoTW. See http://v26ei.eidxg.com/ for updates.
V4 - Pete, G0TLE will be active again as V4/G0TLE from St Kitts (NA-104)
on 5-17 March. He will operate holiday style on 40-10 metres CW and
SSB. QSL direct to home call; he will upload his log to both LoTW
and Club Log.
VE - Pierre, VK3KTB will be active again as VY0ERC from the Eureka Ama-
teur Radio Club station on Ellesmere Island (NA-008) between 15
March and 12 April. In his spare time he will operate SSB, FT8 and
CW on 20, 15, 10, 17 and 12 metres (maybe also on 40 metres and via
satellite). QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP5 - John, N9EAJ will be active as VP5/N9EAJ from Grand Turk Island (NA-
003) on 9-22 March. Activity will be mainly on SSB with some CW,
and he also plans to be QRV from the Columbus Landfall National
Park for POTA. QSL via home call; he will upload his log to Club
Log and possibly to LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
XE - Special callsign 4B0T will be used until the end of June. "As its
name implies, it is a semi-automated station or bot that uses the
WSJT-Z program", Ramon XE1KK says. "The goal of the experiment is
to test different scripts of the program while pointing the antenna
in unusual directions and at different times". 4B0T will primarily
operate on 10 and 12 metres FT4, and on 6 metres FT8. QSL via LoTW
XU - Tom, DL7BO has been active as XU7GNY from Cambodia since 27 Febru-
ary and will remain there until 9 March. He operates mainly FT8 on
80-6 metres. QSL via DJ6TF, LoTW, eQSL, Club Log. [TNX DX World]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (SSB) ---> Object of the contest is for W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations in as many DXCC Entities as possible on
160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 metre bands, while DX stations (also including
KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE amateurs in as many of the 48
contiguous states and provinces as possible (complete rules can be found at
https://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx). This year's event will be held on 4-5 March
(00.00-23.59 UTC).

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> The 2023 Honour Roll and Annual Listings have been
posted on the IOTA website https://iota-world.org/: click on PERFORMANCE
LISTINGS in the dropdown menu under PROGRAMME INFORMATION. They show the
position as of 31 January 2023.
The Honour Roll lists the stations with a checked score equalling or
exceeding 50% of the total of numbered IOTA groups, excluding those with
provisional numbers, at the time of preparation. The Annual Listing lists
the stations with a checked score of 100 or more IOTA groups but less than
the qualifying threshold for entry into the Honour Roll.
IOTA rules limit inclusion in the listings to those participants who have
updated their scores at least once in the preceding five years (i.e. since
February 2018) and have opted to have their scores published.
"The Honor Roll and Annual Listing includes a total of 1511 entries, while
36 chasers chose to not be listed, compared to 1158 and 26 in 2022", Roger,
G3KMA and Cezar, VE3LYC observe. "There are 239 record-holders with scores
of 1000 or more IOTA groups, and 559 with scores of at least 750 groups, the
number required for the IOTA Plaque of Excellence. Scores at the top show 64
record-holders breaking through the 1100 mark and 20 of them within 10 of
the top score of 1132 out of 1136 groups activated to date. The VHF/UHF
listing includes now 36 entries, a 50% increase compared to 2020". Congratu-
lations to all who have joined the IOTA family or updated in the last year".

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Seventeen different galleries include 21,163 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 et 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.

QSL SV2ASP/A ---> Monk Chariton has the last two logbooks for the late
SV2ASP/A, covering the period from 1 January 2015 until Monk Apollo's death
(5 May 2019). QSL requests can be mailed to: Monk Chariton, Docheiariou
Monastery, 630 87 Agion Oros, Greece. [TNX The Daily DX]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A/G4PVM, 3B8/F6HMQ, 3D2AG,
3D2AG/p, 3DA0AQ, 3X1A, 5D5D, 5E2E, 7Q6M, 7X4LV, 8P2K, 8Q7PR, 8Q7TD, 9K2NO,
9N7AA, A35GC, A44A, CE6TK, D44KS, D4D, ET3AA, FT8WW, HI3T, J28MD, JD1BMH,
JW0A, KG6JDX, KP2B, P29RO, PZ5MA, S21DX (AS-140), S79/DL2SBY, T88WA, TO3Z,


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