425 DX News #1677

24 June 2023 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1677
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4W - After the 4W1A scouting trip in April, a major DXpedition to Timor
Leste is being organized for November, featuring a large team of
skillful and experienced operators from Germany, Poland, Austria,
Hungary and England. The first contingent will arrive on 5 November
and start with preparations. After two or three days the first
signals may appear on the air, but only for a few hours, and after
local sunset. Most team members will arrive on 12 November, to
finish the setup and start the 24/7 shifts. Plans are for 4W8X to
operate CW (including a Multi-Multi entry in the CQ WW DX CW Con-
test on 25-26 November), SSB, RTTY and FT8 with at least two sig-
nals per band at the same time (except for 160, 80, 60 and 6m).
They will also have equipment for EME on 144 MHz, 432 MHz and 1296
MHz. Takedown will start after the end of the contest. More infor-
mation will be available in August, see http://timor-leste-dx.de/
for updates.
7Q - Don, K6ZO will be active again as 7Q6M (QSL via home call and LoTW)
from the station at the Embangweni Mission Hospital in northern
Malawi from 21 June until possibly the end of July. He expects to
put a special emphasis on six meters during this visit. He will be
joined by Dick, K4CUE on 21-28 June, as well as by Jerry, W1IE and
Bill, KC4D (7Q7WW) from 21 June through 2 July. Their operations
will likely be restricted to local evening hours (18-24 UTC) and
occasionally early morning hours (3-5 UTC). QSL 7Q7WW direct to
8Q - Bert, CX3AN will be active holiday style as 8Q7HU from the Maldives
(AS-013) on 11-18 July. He will be QRV on 40-6 metres. QSL via
EB7DX (direct).
DL - Special callsign DL0SOP will be active on 1-31 July for the 65th
edition of the Sea of Peace Award (see https://dl0sop.darc.de/ for
full details). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, or direct to
F - On the occasion of the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, F1IEH
is active as TM100GPF from 18 June to 2 July. QSL via home call.
The special callsign's suffix stands for Grand Prix de France, the
motor race held in June 1906 that has become known as the first
Grand Prix.
F - French special callsigns to be activated for this year's 110th
edition of the Tour de France include TM110TDF on 1-3, 8, 9 and 14-
23 July (QSL via F8GGZ) and TM33TDF on 8-9 July (QSL via F6KUQ).
FO - Manfred DK1BT, Wolf DL4WK, Annette DL6SAK, Tom DL7BO and Frank
DL7UFR will be active as TX6D from Tahiti (OC-046), French Polyne-
sia on 2-15 October. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on
160-10 metres (60m included) with up to five stations. QSL via
DL7DF (direct or bureau) and LoTW "within 6 months after the DXpe-
dition". See http://www.dl7df.de/fo/ for logsearch and OQRS.
GM - MM0UKI is going to be QRV again from Rockall (EU-189) on 20 July,
when Nobby, G0VJG and the SV "Taeping" will go and collect Cam
Cameron after his 60-day fundraising expedition comes to an end.
Mainly the return visit is to get Cam off the islet safely along
with all the equipment, however Nobby plans to be QRV for 4-6 hours
on 40 and 20 metres SSB. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX DX World]
I - IL3P is a special callsign to be used between 1 July and 30 Septem-
ber from various locations in the Italian region of Veneto. On 28-
31 July team IL3P will be active from Pellestrina Island (EU-131),
including participation in the IOTA Contest. QSL via IU3EDK, direct
or bureau.
JA - Once again Taka, JA8COE will be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri
Island (AS-147) on 23-25 June. He will operate mainly SSB and FT8
on the HF bands and 6 metres (WWL QN04qk). QSL Club Log's OQRS, or
via home call.
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again as OX3LX from Qaanaaq (WWL FQ57jl),
on the main island of Greenland (NA-018) from 28 June to 18 July.
He will focus on 4 and 6 metres, but he will also be QRV on the HF
bands. A side trip to Herbert Island (NA-134) or Meteorite Island
is possible. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to OZ0J. [TNX
DX World]
UA - Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club
(R3RRC), several special callsigns are expected to be in use be-
tween 1 and 31 July: R30RRC, RA30RR, RC30RR, RD30RR, RJ30RR,
RW30RR, RX30RR, RZ30RR. Other stations joining the celebrations
LZ30RRC, OL30RRC and OM30RRC. A number of certificates will be
available - see https://www.qrz.com/db/R30RRC for the details.
UA9 - Team RI0FS will be active from Shikotan Island (AS-062) on 9-17
August. Six operators (R6MG, R7MR, RN3BL, RU3FS, RX3F and UA0FAM)
will be QRV on 40-10 metres SSB, CW and FT8. QSL via RN3RQ, direct
or bureau. See https://www.ri0fs.ru/en for more information.
VE - VX7NA is the special callsign for the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Associ-
ation to celebrate its 75th anniversary between 24 June and 24
July. Main activity will be during the ARRL Field Day (24-25 June)
and RAC Canada Day Contest (1 July). NARA is based on Vancouver
Island (NA-036). QSL via VE7NA.
VE - Chris, VO1CH will be active again as VO2VC from Labrador, CQ Zone 2
(WWL GO11po) on 4-10 July. He will focus on 6 metres, and will be
QRV on 40-10 metres outside the 6m openings. QSL via Club Log's
OQRS and LoTW, or direct to VO1CH.
VE - The third Youth on the Air (YOTA) summer camp for young radio ama-
teurs aged 15-25 in the Americas (https://youthontheair.org/) will
be held on 16-21 July at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.
Campers will operate special event station VE3YOTA during breaks
between sessions. In addition, there will be dedicated operating
times on the HF bands (17 and 18 July between 23 and 3 UTC) and
satellites, as well as for a POTA activation (see qrz.com for the
details). QSL via LoTW, or W0AAE.
VP9 - Dave, G4OSY will be active holiday style as VP9/G4OSY from Hamilton
Parish, Bermuda (NA-005) from 27 June to 8 July. He will operate
SSB mainly on 40-10 metres, he will also give CW and 6m a try. QSL
direct to home call; he does not use LoTW.
W - The following stations will be active during the 15th annual "13
Colonies Special Event", which will be held from 13 UTC on 1 July
until 4 UTC on 8 July: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode
Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E (Delaware), K2F (Maryland), K2G
(Georgia), K2H (Massachusetts), K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North
Carolina), K2K (New Hampshire), K2L (South Carolina), and K2M
(Pennsylvania), plus 'bonus stations' WM3PEN from Philadelphia (the
city where the US independence was declared), GB13COL from England
(QSL direct, see qrz.com for instructions) and TM13COL from France
(QSL via F5OGL). Information about the award programme can be found
on http://www.13colonies.us/.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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CB0ZA ---> A multi-national team will be active as CB0ZA from Robinson
Crusoe Island (SA-005), Juan Fernandez on 13-20 February 2024 [425DXN 1675].
They have received authorization from the National Forest Corporation to
operate from Cerro Centinela, within the Juan Fernandez National Park, which
will give them a clear takeoff. See https://cb0za.com/ for updates.

VP2V/W9DR: RESCHEDULED ---> Dave, W9DR has postponed his 6m operation from
the British Virgin Islands until sometime in June 2024. He was expected to
be there on 23-29 June [425DXN 1676].


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B7M, 3W1T, 3Y0J, 4W1A, 5R8AL,
5W1SA, 5Z4VJ, 6W7/ON4AVT, 8P5A, 9Z4S, AP2IN, CN3A, CO0RRC (NA-086), CY0S,
FR4OM, FT8WW, FW1JG, H31B (NA-072), H31W (NA-072), J69DS, JG8NQJ/JD1, JS6RGJ
(AS-024), PJ2/SM4KYN, RI30ANT, SU1SK, SV2ASP/A, T88SM, T88WA, TN8K, TO9W,


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