425 DX News #1689

16 September 2023 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1689
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2/R - Darren, VK4MAP will be active holiday style as 3D2RAT from Rotuma
Island (OC-060) on 13-29 September. He operates SSB on 80, 40, 20,
15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL direct to home call.
4U1ITU - Several radio amateurs are part of the delegations currently
involved in various events at ITU Geneva until 29 September. In
their spare time they are QRV as 4U1ITU from the International
Amateur Radio Club's station. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or
direct to IARC, P.O. Box 6, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland. [TNX The
Daily DX]
4X - Special stations 4X01G from Beit Zeida (Holyland Square O05HG),
4X02G from Daliyot Forest (Holyland Square P05HG), 4X03G from Rujm
el-Hiri (Holyland Square O04HG) and 4X04G from Juhader Stream
(Holyland Square Q05HG) will be active on 22-23 September. QSLs via
4X6ZM and logsearch on https://www.iarc.org/golan.
A6 - Taking part in the celebrations of Saudi National Day (23 Septem-
ber), the Emirates Amateur Radio Society will operate special call-
sign A60ARS on 17-23 September. QSL via EA7FTR. Individual opera-
tors may append a serial number to the special callsign, and be QRV
as A60ARS/0, A60ARS/1, etc. (see qrz.com for the QSL routes).
A9 - Also taking part in the celebrations of Saudi National Day, the
Bahrain Amateur Radio Society will operate special callsign A91ARS
on 17-23 September. QSL via EC6DX.
DL - John, AG7N will be active holiday style as DL/AG7N from Norderney
Island (EU-047) on 18-23 September. He will operate mainly on 20
metres CW. QSL via LoTW, or direct to AG7N. [TNX The Daily DX]
DL - Markus, DJ4EL will be active as DJ4EL/p from Pellworm Island (EU-
042) from 29 September to 4 October. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. Check
https://twitter.com/rapanuiman for updates.
E6 - Michael, DF8AN will be active holiday style as E6AJ from Niue (OC-
040) on 3-10 November. He will operate CW and digital modes (FT4,
FT8, RTTY and hopefully some PSK31) on the HF bands and 6 metres.
QSL via DF8AN, direct or bureau. He does not use LoTW or Club Log.
FO - Vincent, K6VVK will be active holiday style as FO/K6VVK from two
French Polynesia islands, namely Moorea (OC-046) on 25 September-1
October and Rangiroa (OC-066) on 2-6 October. He will operate SSB,
CW and FT8/FT4 on the HF bands and 6 metres. He will upload his log
to LoTW, eQSL and Club Log; paper QSLs will not be provided.
FW - Jacky, ZL3CW will be active as FW2CW from FW1JG's QTH on Wallis
Island (OC-054) on 20-30 November. He will operate CW only with a
focus on 30, 17 and 12 metres, and will also participate in the CQ
WW DX CW Contest as FW5N. QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS. [TNX DX
HZ - HZ93ND, 7Z93ND and 8Z93ND are the special callsigns for the Saudi
Amateur Radio Society (HZ1SAR) to celebrate Saudi National Day on
10-25 September. The logs will be uploaded to Club Log. See qrz.com
for more information. Based on the number of lunar years, Saudi
National Day commemorates the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and
Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (23 September 1932).
Other national societies of Gulf Cooperation Council's neighbouring
countries that might join the celebrations include the Kuwait Ama-
teur Radio Society as 9K9KSA (QSL via EC6DX), and the Royal Omani
Amateur Radio Society as A43KSA (QSL via EC6DX)
I - Members of ARI Pordenone and ARI Belluno will be active as II3RDV
on 1-31 October. The special callsign memorializes the 60th an-
niversary of the Vajont Dam disaster (9 October 1963, when a mas-
sive landslide plunged into the reservoir, causing a 250-metre high
megatsunami that killed some 2000 people). QSL via IV3EHH.
J8 - Brian, GW4DVB will be active again as J88PI from Palm Island (NA-
025) on 2-10 October. Usually he operates SSB, SSTV and FT8 on
40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 metres. QSL direct to home call (see
https://www.g4dvb.co.uk/ for PayPal information).
JD1_oga- Kou, JP1IHD will be active again as JD1BQP from Chichijima (AS-031)
Ogasawara from 26 October to 2 November, including an entry in the
CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via the bureau to JD1BQP, or direct only
to JP1IHD; he will upload his log to LoTW and Club Log.
OZ - Dieter, DF2SD will be active as OV9R from Fano Island (EU-125) and
Nationalpark Vadehavet between 16 and 30 September, including an
entry in the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW
and eQSL.
PJ2 - Gabor, HA3JB will be active as PJ2/HA3JB from Curacao (SA-099) on
16-26 September. He will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY on 80-6m,
and will participate in the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest. QSL direct to
home call (OQRS on https://www.ha3jb.com/oqrs.html).
SM - Frank, DH0JAE will be active again as SM/DH0JAE from Hano Island
(EU-138) on 19-24 September. He will operate CW and SSB on the HF
bands. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call. [TNX DXNL]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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E51D --- > Started on 22 August, the DXpedition went QRT on 8 September at
18.23 UTC. Using the RIB (Radio In a Box) system, nearly 57,000 QSOs were
made on all bands from 160 to 10 metres, on FT8 (47.24%), CW (46.51%) and
SSB. See https://clublog.org/charts/?c=E51D#r for the statistics. There were
three stations on the air, one locally operated and two remotely operated.

EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT: LESOTHO ---> Following on from the success of 9N7EI
(2017), 7Q7EI (2018), 5V7EI (2019) and V26EI (2023), the EI DX Group will be
active as 7P8EI from Lesotho in early 2024. A 15-men team will operate on
all bands and modes. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. Complete details are expected in
due course.

GB4PVM ---> Paul, G4PVM was active as GB4PVM from St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
(EU-011) on 10-15 September. QSL via LoTW and eQSL; in addition, he will
upload his log to Club Log for IOTA QSO matching. Paper cards will not be

QSL VIA EA5GL ---> Pedro, EA5GL has picked up the QSLing for AT7SJ from St.
Georges Island (AS-177, December 2021). See https://www.qrz.com/db/EA5GL for

QSL VIA IT9EJW ---> Alfio, IT9EJW has announced that all direct cards for
the late XE2AA's IOTA tour (XF2C NA-135, XF3O NA-090, XF3M NA-045 and XF3H
NA-045) have been mailed out. All remaining QSOs will be automatically
confirmed via the bureau this month.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9FR, 3W1T,3W3B, 4L6DL, 5UA99WS,
5Z4/UA4WHX, 9M2SPN, 9M2WAZ, 9N7AA, A45XR, C21TS, CO8ZZ, CY0S, D2EB, D44PM,
TF/PD9DX, TM13COL, TO3Z, UK9AA, V26BP, V26GB, V26K, V26MJ, V26RC, V31DL,


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