425 DX News #1669

29 April 2023 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1669
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5U - Giorgio, IU5HWS will be active again as 5UA99WS from Niamey, Niger
between 1 May 1 and 15 June. In his spare time he will be QRV on
40-10m FT8 and SSB. QSL via LoTW, or via EA5GL. [TNX DX World]
9X - Harold, DF2WO will be active again as 9X2AW from Rwanda on 5-15
May. He will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on the HF bands and
6 metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX The Daily DX]
BY - Ten stations (B0CRA, B1CRA, B2CRA, B3CRA, B4CRA, B5CRA, B6CRA,
B7CRA, B8CRA and B9CRA) from across the country will be active on
1-5 May for this year's "5.5 China Amateur Radio Festival" on air
event, organized by the Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC). See
http://www.crac.org.cn/55 for logsearch and the awards. QSL via
LoTW, or via BA1GG.
DU - Jairus, 4F1DY plans to be active on 40-10 metres SSB from Palawan
Island (OC-128) on 4-7 May, and from Jomalig Island (OC-091) on 9-
11 May. QSL via EA5GL. [TNX DX World]
G - Celebrating the 85th anniversary of the First Class CW Operators'
Club (https://www.g4foc.org/), special callsign GB85FOC will be
used by a number of different members during the month of May. QSL
via G3SWH's OQRS (https://www.g3swh.org.uk/decision.html) and LoTW.
G - Radio amateurs in the United Kingdom and Crown Dependencies may use
a special Regional Secondary Locator on 1 May-30 June to celebrate
the Coronation of King Charles III (alternatively, they can append
the suffix "/23C" to their callsigns). The RSL - i.e. the second
letter in the existing callsign (D, I, J, M, U and W, plus E for
Intermediate licences) - may be replaced by the letter 'R'; where
no RSL exists, the letter 'R' may be added. Club Log will map all
the GR/MR/2R callsigns to England, unless a callsign exception
exists for the station. A number of awards will be available; see
https://rsgb.org/coronation for the details.
Also taking part in the celebrations will be a number of GB special
callsigns, including stations from England (GB0KCC, GB0KCH, GB1KC,
GB2KCC, GB3KCR, GB4HCC, GB4KC, GB4RLS), Jersey (GB3KCJ) and North-
ern Ireland (GB0KC, GB8KC, GB8KCC, GB9HRH) to name a few. QSL, if
any, via operators' instructions.
HK0/A - Look for HK0/PY7RP, HK0/PY7XC and HK0/PY8WW to be active from San
Andres Island (NA-033) on 4-11 May. They will operate SSB, CW and
FT8 on 40-6m, with a focus on the higher bands and a dedicated 6m
station running 24/7. Also, look for HK0/PY8WW to be QRV from Pro-
videncia (NA-049) on 1-3 May. QSL HK0/PY7RP via Club Log's OQRS or
direct to home call (and later LoTW); QSL HK0/PY7XC via LoTW or
direct to PT7WA (he will also upload his log to Club Log); QSL
HK0/PY8WW via Club Log's OQRS or direct to home call.
I - Ninety-five years ago (25 May 1928) the airship "Italia" crashed on
the ice on its way back from the North Pole, and a small tent dyed
red for maximum visibility was the only shelter for the survivors.
Commemorating the role of radio (and amateur radio) in rescuing the
Red Tent survivors, special callsign II1ITR will be active on 80,
40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB and CW from 25 May to 12 July. QSL via
IZ1ETD. See https://www.qrz.com/db/II1ITR for more information.
JA - Look for JE1HXZ/6 to be active from Kuroshima, Yaeyama Islands (AS-
024) from 28 April to 8 May. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and
FT4 on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via the bureau and LoTW.
JA - Look for Kenji, JA4GXS to be active as JA4GXS/6 from Amami O Island
(AS-023) on 6-8 May. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40, 20, 15,
10 and 6m. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
ON - Members of UBA Liege will be active as OP20CW on 1-31 May. QSL via
ON5VL (bureau) or direct via ON6YH; the logs will be uploaded to
LoTW, Club Log and eQSL. The special callsign celebrates the 20th
anniversary since the UNESCO General Conference adopted the Conven-
tion for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Activity will have a special focus on CW, because the Morse code
has been recognized as Masterpiece of the Wallonia-Brussels Federa-
tion's Oral and Intangible Heritage since 2021. [TNX ON6DP]
ON - Members of UBA Mechelen (ON4MCL) will operate special event station
OS23SOM on 1-31 May in celebration of Special Olympics Belgium's
annual National Games, this year to be held in Mechelen on 17-20
May. A certificate will be available, details will be published on
PA - On 5 May 1923 the Governor General of the Netherlands East Indies
opened officially the two-way telegraphy radio service from Radio
Malabar (callsign PKX) to Radio Kootwijk in the Netherlands (call-
sign PCG). Celebrating the 100th anniversary of those pioneer sta-
tions in the field of long-range long-wave telegraphic communica-
tion, special event stations PA100K, PA100M and PA100PCG will be
active from 5 May to 30 June. All QSOs will be confirmed automati-
cally via the bureau. Also taking part in the celebrations will be
special event station 8A100K from Indonesia (5-13 May). A certifi-
certificate will be available; detailed information can be found on
UA - A very large number of Russian stations using special prefix RP78
(where the letter P stands for 'pobeda', i.e. 'victory') will be
active on 1-9 May to celebrate the 78th anniversary of the end of
World War II. See https://pobeda.srr.ru/ for more information, in-
cluding the list of participating stations and their QSL routes.
VE - Canada is an independent country, but the British monarch remains
the nation's head of state. Celebrating the Coronation of King
Charles III, Canadian radio amateurs are permitted to replace their
normal prefix from 5 May to 2 July: VA stations can use CJ, VE
stations can use CK, VO stations can use CY, and VY stations can
use CZ.
VK - VI2023HRH is the special callsign for members of the Wireless
Institute of Australia to celebrate the coronation of King Charles
III on 1-31 May. QSL via operator's instructions.
VP8 - Special callsign VP8KCC will be used from the Falkland Islands on
6-7 May to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. [TNX The
Daily DX]
W - Look for Mike, W7LG/4 to be active again from Hatteras Island (NA-
067) on 7-13 May. He will operate CW, SSB and "FT modes". QSL via
home call, LoTW and eQSL.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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NCDXF DXCELLENCE AWARD ---> Created in April 2021, the Northern California
DX Foundation's "DXcellence Award" is awarded to "the outstanding DXpedition
of the last twelve month, which received funding from NCDXF. The award is
intended to recognize excellence in a DXpedition, exemplified by practices,
ethics, management, transparency, impact upon the DXing community, and last-
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of Directors. The board considers several factors, including performance,
complexity of the DXpedition, and impact on Club Log's most wanted ranking.
Especially important are activities associated with humanitarian efforts and
The second DXcellence Award has been conferred on Thierry Mazel, F6CUK. He
"is recognized for the outstanding performance of a well-organized DXpedi-
tion to Crozet, FT8WW, that had a significant impact on Club Log users' to-
tals from the #3 Most Wanted entity".

VP0 CALLSIGNS ---> Under the new licensing regulations, VP8 callsigns will
only cover the Falkland Islands. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Is-
lands have been allocated the prefixes VP0G and VP0S, respectively. In the
near future the British Antarctic Territory (which includes the South Shet-
land Islands and the South Orkney Islands) is likely to be using VP0 pre-
fixed callsigns as well.

ZD9BV ---> After an extended hiatus, Andy, ZD9BV has been QRV again from
Tristan da Cunha since 22 April. For the time being he operates CW on 15m.
QSL direct to Andy Repetto, 5/A Harris Street, Tristan da Cunha, South
Atlantic, TDCU 1ZZ, via Cape Town, South Africa.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B7M, 3W1T, 5H100TC, 5V22FF,
5Z4VJ, 7Q6M, 7X2AC, 7Z7AA, 9U4WX, 9U5R, A35GC, A35JP, A44A, A60A, A62A,
YJ0CA, Z81D.


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