425 DX News #1687

2 September 2023 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1687
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

DL - DARC Team SES will be active as DL110RG from 1 September to 31 De-
cember for the 100th anniversary of the German Life Saving Associa-
tion (Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft, the largest voluntary
water rescue organization in the world), and as DL75BRD from 1
September to 30 June 2024 for the 75th anniversary since the Basic
Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (Grundgesetz fuer die
Bundesrepublik Deutschland) came into effect (23 May 1949). All
QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the DARC bureau; direct
cards via DL2VFR.
EI - Between 1 September and 31 August 2024 EI4FOTA will be active from
all around Ireland - including SOTA and POTA locations, UNESCO
World Heritage Sites, lighthouses and IOTA islands. Apparently the
first operation will be on 17-24 September from the Giant's Cause-
way - which is in Northern Ireland (GI), though; then on 5-15 Octo-
ber from the Blasket Islands (EU-007). More information can be
found on https://www.qrz.com/db/EI4FOTA.
GD - Torsten, DL4APJ and Udo, DL2AQI will be active holiday style as
MD/DL4APJ and MD/DL2AQI from the Isle of Man (EU-116) on 10-19
September. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10
metres. QSL via home calls (bureau or direct); MD/DL4APJ will also
upload his log to LoTW, eQSL, Club Log.
HL - Look for DS1TUW/2 to be active from Taeijak Island (AS-090) on 23-
24 September. He will operate FT8 and CW on 40-6 metres. QSL via
LoTW; Club Log's OQRS will be available for direct cards.
I - IN3IJB, IU3EDK and IU3ISK will be active again as IL3P from Pelle-
strina Island (EU-131) on 9 September. QSL via IU3EDK, direct or
IS0 - Luca, IK5AEQ will be active holiday style as IM0/IK5AEQ from San
Pietro Island (EU-165) on 1-5 September. He will operate SSB and
FT8/FT4 on 80-6 meters. QSL via LoTW, Club Log, or via home call
(direct and bureau).
JA - Kenji, JA4GXS will be active as JA4GXS/6 rom Kami Koshiki Island
(AS-037) on 16-17 September. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40,
30, 20, 17 and 6 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
OH0 - OH0RY is the callsign for PA0VHA, PA2A, PE1NYQ and PG2K to partici-
pate in the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest from the Aland Islands (EU-002).
Outside the contest, on 17-30 September, they will operate mainly
CW and digital modes on 160-6 metres. OH0RY QSOs will be uploaded
to eQSL and Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
SM - Gaby, DF9TM and Frank, DL2SWW have been active as SD7M/6 and
SD7W/6, respectively, from Orust Island (EU-043) since 30 August,
and will remain there until 4 September. Next they will go and be
QRV from the islands of Oland (EU-037) and Sturko (EU-138). Updates
will be posted to their qrz.com pages. All QSOs will be uploaded to
Club Log and confirmed automatically via the bureau.
T2 - The Rebel DX Group (https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup) will be
active as T22T from Tuvalu (OC-015) [425DXN 1683] from 21 September
to 9 October. Plans are to have up to ten stations QRV on 160-6m
FT8 (seven stations operating either F/H and normal mode), CW (two
stations) and SSB (one station). See https://www.qrz.com/db/T22T
for the band plan. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
T32 - Bert, CX3AN will be active holiday style as T32AN from Kiritimati/
Christmas Island (OC-024), East Kiribati on 4-11 October. He will
operate CW and some SSB on 40-6 metres. QSL via EB7DX.
T8 - Look for T88FM, T88JH and T88MK to be active on various bands and
modes from the Palau Radio Club on Koror Island (OC-009) between 12
and 19 September. QSL T88FM via JM1LIG (direct); QSL T88JH via
JR3QFB (direct), LoTW, Club Log's OQRS and eQSL; QSL T88MK via
JO3LVG (direct or bureau) and eQSL.
TJ - The next DXpedition organized by the Mediterraneo DX Club will see
a large multi-national team (IK5BOH, IU3PMA, IZ2GNQ, IZ4COW,
active as TJ9MD from Kribi, Cameroon on 2-15 November. Plans are to
have at least four stations active 24/7 on 160-6 metres CW, SSB,
RTTY and FT8. There will also be a station for EME. More informa-
tion is expected in due course. [TNX IZ8CCW]
V6 - Cezar, VE3LYC [425DXN 1686] will be active as V62P from Pulap Atoll
(OC-155) from 25 October to 2 November, and as V62S from Satawal
Atoll (OC-299) on 4-10 November. Johan, PA3EXX will be the pilot
station: Cezar will be unable to check his personal email account,
so "those who wish to make a report or inform me of various issues"
should send their messages to willemsen[@]multiweb.nl. Donations to
help offset the costs of this complex and expensive project are
gratefully accepted: https://v6iota.weebly.com
VK - Previously active from Bruny Island (OC-233), John, VK1POR is now a
resident volunteer caretaker on Deal Island (OC-195) until 1 Decem-
ber. He is fond of "the new digital modes" and uploads his log to
eQSL and LoTW.
VK9X - Chris, GM3WOJ and Keith, GM4YXI will be active as VK9XGM from
Christmas Island (OC-002) from 21 November to 5 December, including
a M/2 entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. They will operate SSB, CW
and FT8/FT4 on 160-10 metres with two stations. QSL via LoTW, or
N3SL; logsearch on Club Log. See https://www.vk9xgm.com/ for more
W - Organized by the Citrus Belt ARC, the 24th annual Route 66 On The
Air special event celebrates the historic US Highway 66. A large
number of amateur radio stations using 1x1 callsigns in the W6A-W6Z
series will operate from cities along the "Mother Road" on 9-17
September. See https://w6jbt.org/ for information about the event,
participating stations and QSL routes.
W - Randall, KD8JN/4 will be active from Hatteras Island (NA-067) on
10-15 September. He will operate CW and SSB on or around the usual
IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
ZA - Look for Achim, ZA/DL1DAW to be active holiday style from Albania
on 4-11 September. He will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on 80-10
metres. QSL via LoTW, or via home call (bureau preferred). [TNX The
Daily DX]
ZL7 - Holger, ZL3IO will be active as ZL7IO from Waitangi, Chatham Is-
lands (OC-038) on 15-29 September, hopefully including an entry in
the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest (23-24 September). "Station set up will
likely take a number of days", he says, but eventually he expects
to be QRV on 160-10 metres CW, RTTY, SSB, FT8 and FT4. He plans to
return at the end of October (CQ WW DX SSB), and at the end of No-
vember (CQ WW DX CW). QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via DK7AO.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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IIA ---> Organized by ARI Venezia and ARI Grado, this year's Italian Is-
lands Activity Day will take place on 9 September (7-22 UTC). This is not a
contest, just an opportunity for enjoying being QRV for island residents and
casual activators alike.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Seventeen different galleries include 21,521 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.

SAC ---> The 64th Scandinavian Activity Contest will be held on 16-17
September (CW) and 14-15 October (SSB), from 12 UTC on Saturday to 11:59 UTC
on Sunday. Scandinavian stations (Aland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands,
Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Market Reef, Norway, Svalbard and
Bear Island, Sweden) will try to work as many non-Scandinavian stations as
possible and vice versa. Complete information of the SAC events can be found
at https://www.sactest.net/.


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