425 DX News #1681

22 July 2023 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1681
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

1A - A large multi-national team (EA5C, EA5EL, EA5KA, EA5KM, EA5RM,
JH4RHF and RA9USU) will be active again as 1A0C from the amateur
radio station of the Italian Relief Corps of the Order of Malta at
the Magistral Villa on the Aventine Hill between 26 July and 2
August. Details will be available on http://www.1a0c.com/. As per
tradition, this activity will be associated with a charity project.
All the proceeds and donations generated by the DXpedition will be
used to support the Order of Malta's reconstruction projects in the
areas of Romagna heavily affected by the recent floods.
3B9 - Lance, W7GJ will be active as 3B9GJ from Rodrigues Island (AF-017)
from 27 August to 7 September. This will be a 6m DXpedition, both
EME and terrestrial. Detailed information and instructions can be
found on https://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/. QSL via LoTW or direct
to W7GJ.
3D2 - BJ, 3D2BJ (WA7WJR) expected to depart Rotuma on 19 July at 6 UTC.
He "will try to stop in the Mamanuca Group (OC-121) and operate
from there" on his way to Viti Levu (OC-016), Fiji. Follow his
voyages on https://www.questsofdiscovery.com/current-position. QSL
via LoTW or direct to WA7WJR; cards will be sent out when he re-
turns to the US sometime in September.
CN - Taking part in the annual Throne Day's celebrations, special call-
sign CN24M will be active from 26 July to 6 August. QSL via CN8WW.
Throne Day commemorates the enthronement of the incumbent monarch;
since 1999, it has been celebrated on 30 July.
CX - Special event station CX90RCU will be active on 1-31 August to
celebrate the 90th anniversary of Radio Club Uruguayo (CXA1AA),
founded on 23 August 1933. QSL via the bureau, direct, or via LoTW.
EA6 - EE6RRC is another special callsign celebrating the Russian Robinson
Club's 30th anniversary. It is operated by Jose, EC6DX until 31
July. QSL only via LoTW.
FR - In memory of Denis Arlais (F6DBA) and Andre Fonteneau (F1GJP), who
both passed away early this year, Philippe, FR8UA and Anne, FR8TZ
will be active as TO0GL from Reunion Island (AF-016) on 29-30 July
(IOTA Contest), 30 October-5 November and 5-10 December. QSL via
LoTW, eQSL or direct to F8TRL.
GD - Keith, G3TTC will be active as GD3TTC from the Isle of Man (EU-116)
on 26-29 July, including activity during the IOTA Contest. He will
operate SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via G3TTC. [TNX The Daily DX]
HL - Members of the Gwangju DX Club (6L0NJ) will be active as D73G from
Paegya Island (AS-060) on 28-30 July. They will operate on various
bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4. QSL via the bureau, LoTW, Club
Log's OQRS, eQSL, or direct to HL4CCM.
I - Francesco, IK6QON will be active holiday style as IA5/IK6QON from
Isola del Giglio (EU-028) on 22-31 July. He will operate CW and SSB
on the HF bands, with some activity during the IOTA Contest.
JA - JA1QQU/6 will be active from Yoron Island (AS-023) on 27-30 July.
Look for him on 10 and 6 metres FT8 between 23-2 UTC, and again
between 10-14 UTC. QSL via home call (bureau or direct), LoTW and
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ is expected to be back to the weather station on
Minami Torishima (OC-073) on 20 July, his QSL manager reports. He
will remain there for about three months, and will be active as
JG8NQJ/JD1 in his limited spare time. He operates CW and FT8 (he
wants you to call with your signal report, not your grid square).
QSL via JA8CJY (direct), JG8NQJ (bureau) and LoTW.
OZ - Frank, DL2SWW and Gaby, DF9TM will be active again as 5Q5W and
OV9M, respectively, from Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-171) on 28-31 July. QSL
via home calls; they will upload their logs to Club Log.
TK - Frans, DJ0TP will be active again as TK/DJ0TP from the main island
of Corsica (EU-014) from 27 July to 3 September. QSL via home call
and LoTW. [TNX DJ0TP]
UA - Taking part in the celebrations of the Russian Robinson Club's 30th
anniversary, look for R1BET/p, R1CBL/p, R1MJ/p and RA1AGJ/p to be
active from Zapadnyy Berezovyy Island (EU-117) on 22-26 July.
V6 - Yokohama DX Club's members (namely JA1CCH, JA1WWO, JA2FIA, JF1UOX,
JH1ECG, JH1EPI, JH1JGX/AH7C, JJ1LIB and JN1RVS) will be active as
V6SX from Weno Island (OC-011), Micronesia on 25-31 October to
celebrate their club's 50th anniversary. They will operate CW, SSB
and FT4/FT8 on 80-6 metres (hopefully also on 160 and/or 60m), and
will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via Club Log's
OQRS and LoTW.
V6 - 4-16 December are the new dates for the V6EU DXpedition to Chuuk
(OC-011), Micronesia [425DXN 1679]. A four-men team will operate
SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS,
LoTW, or direct to DL2AWG.
V8 - Celebrating the 77th birthday of HRM Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and
Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei, special callsign V84SPU will be active
on 18-26 July on all bands and modes. QSL direct to P.O. Box 849,
MPC Old Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3577, Brunei Darussalam.
VP5 - Josiah, KI5UBT and John, N5VOF will be active as VP5/KI5UBT and
VP5/N5VOF from Providenciales (NA-002), Turks and Caicos Islands
from 31 July 14 August. They will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-2m. QSL
direct to home calls; they will not use Club Log or LoTW. [TNX The
Daily DX]
XW - Simon, XW0LP has returned to live in Luang Prabang, Laos. For the
time being he is active on 20 metres FT8, and he hopes "to be oper-
ational soon also on 40, 15, 12 and 10 metres (80, 30 and 6 metres
are now not authorised for use in Laos)". QSL via Club Log's OQRS;
he does not use LoTW any longer ("too much hassle when changing
ZL7 - Jacek, SP5EAQ will be active as ZL7/SP5EAQ from Waitangi, Chatham
Islands (OC-038) from 20 October to 3 November. He will operate SSB
on 80-10 metres, including an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.
See http://chathams.sp7dqr.pl/ for more information. QSL via SP7DQR
(direct or bureau, OQRS on http://sp7dqr.pl/en/oqrs.php) and LoTW.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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ILLW ---> The 26th annual International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend will
take place from 00.01 UTC on 19 August until 24.00 UTC on the 20th.
Complete information on this popular event, including a list of announced
participating stations, can be found at https://illw.net/.

JA4GXS/6: CANCELLED ---> Kenji, JA4GXS has had to cancel his 22 July opera-
tion from Uji Island (AS-067) [425DXN 1680] owing to bad sea and weather

MM0UKI ---> Nobby, G0VJG and Emil, DL8JJ were expected to return to Rockall
(EU-189) [425DXN 1680] to collect the equipment that has remained there
since Cam Cameron was airlifted to safety. The team actually reached Rockall
on 19 July, but weather conditions prevented them from landing, and they
returned to the mainland. The team will re-plan for another recover attempt.

QSL VIA IT9EJW ---> Alfio reports that due to reasons beyond his control,
the printing of the QSL cards for XF2C (NA-135), XF3O (NA-090), XF3M (NA-
045) and XF3H (NA-045) is delayed. Please be patient; all requests will be
honoured as soon as the situation is resolved.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A/IW1RBI, 3D2LYC (OC-189), 4L8A,
4U1UN, 4W1A, 5X2I, 8Q7KB, 8Q7PR, 9M4KI (AS-058), CY0S, DX0NE, E51JD, E51WEG,
TL8ZZ, VU7W (AS-106), ZA1AK, ZD7BG, ZF2OO, ZL7/K5WE.


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