425 DX News #1695

28 October 2023 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1695
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5H - Ferdy, HB9DSP will be active again as 5H3FM from Zanzibar Island
(AF-032), Tanzania from 25 November to 9 December. He will operate
SSB and FT8 on 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via LoTW (preferred),
or via home call (bureau or direct).
9L - Shabu, M0KRI will be active as 9L5M from Freetown, Sierra Leone
from 24 November to 5 December. He will operate FT8, CW and SSB on
80-6 metres and the QO-100 satellite. QSL via G3SVK; he will also
upload his log to LoTW and Club Log.
A2 - A25R is the callsign issued to the Russian DXpedition Team for
their current activity from Botswana [425DXN 1694]. Seven operators
will be QRV on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes (mainly FT8)
until 12 November. See https://www.rudxt.com/a25r for more informa-
tion. QSL via Club Log's OQRS; the Live Stream feature has been
C6 - Jay, WA1JAY will be active as WA1JAY/C6A from Paradise (Hog) Island
(NA-001), Bahamas on 5-10 November. He will operate holiday style
via FM satellites, as well as SSB and FT8/FT4 on 40-10 metres. He
plans to upload his log to LoTW and Club Log. Updates to be posted
to https://twitter.com/_wa1jay_.
F - Members of the Radio-Club de la Haute Ile will operate special
callsign TM5GGU from 28 October to 1 November in memory of their
friend Herve Fabbro, F5GGU, who passed away in April 2021. QSL via
H4 - Jun, OE1JUN (JH4RHF) has been active as H44RH from Honiara (OC-047)
Solomon Islands since 23 October [425DXN 1694], and now expects to
remain there until 1 November, possibly including an entry in the
CQ WW DX SSB Contest. On 2 November he will fly to Temotu Province,
and be active as H40RH from Pigeon Island (OC-065) until 9 Novem-
ber. He operates mainly CW, plus FT8 on 6 metres if the band is
open. QSL via Club Log's OQRS; or via OE1JUN (direct or bureau).
H44 - The H44WA DXpedition to Guadalcanal (OC-047), Solomon Islands is
confirmed to take place on 15-29 November. The team will arrive on
12 November, and there might be some limited activity on FT8 while
they build their antenna farm. QSL via M0URX's OQRS (preferred), or
direct to his mailing address. Bureau cards will not be provided,
and there will be "no full log LoTW upload". More information and
detailed QSLling policy can be found on https://www.h44wa.com/.
HR - Max, N5NHJ (I8NHJ) will be active as HQ9CW from Roatan Island (NA-
057, EK66rh) on 22-29 November. He will operate CW only on 20-6m,
and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (SOSB on 15 or 10m,
low power). QSL via LoTW, or direct to N5NHJ.
HR - Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from Copan, Honduras
from 25 November to 21 March 2024. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8/
FT4 on the HF bands. QSL via F6AJA (direct or bureau); logsearch on
http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php. [TNX F6AJA]
EI - Special event callsign EI80MB will be active from 1 November to 31
May 2024 to commemorate the 80th anniversary since 168 German sea-
men were miraculously rescued from the waters of the Bay of Biscay
after a battle between British and German naval forces (29 December
1943). Carried out by the small Irish coaster "Kerlogue" (callsign
EIMB), the rescue took more than ten hours. QSL via Club Log's OQRS
or via EI6AL.
OE - 4U2U is the special callsign for the VIC Amateur Radio Contest DX
Club (4U1A, https://4u1a.club/) to celebrate United Nations Day on
24-31 October. This activity counts for Austria for DXCC, and for
the Vienna International Centre for the CQ DX Marathon. QSL via
UA3DX. United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the official
creation of the UN (24 October 1945).
PY0F - Renner, PY7RP has been active as PY0FR from Fernando de Noronha
(SA-003) since 24 October, and will remain there until 30 October.
He operates mainly FT8 on the HF bands and 6 metres; he will enter
the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as PS0F. QSLs via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS,
or direct to PY7RP.
VP5 - Look for VP5/N5VOF, VP5/WD5JR and VP5/KJ5CMP to be active from Pro-
videnciales (NA-002) on 1-10 November. They will operate mainly SSB
on 40-6 metres, with plans to be active from POTA locations. QSLs
direct to home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZL7 - JA1SVP, JE1SYN and JF1OCQ will be active as ZL7A from the Chatham
Islands (OC-038) on 9-22 November. They will operate SSB, CW, FT8
and FT4 on 160-6m with three stations. QSL via LoTW (preferred),
Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or direct to JF1OCQ.

EUDXF ACTIVITY MONTH ---> Celebrating the 37th anniversary of the European
DX Foundation, a number of special callsigns will be activated between 1 and
30 November: AX37EUDXF (Australia), DU37EUDXF (Philippines), HA37EUDXF (Hun-
gary), OE37EUDXF (Austria), OO37EUDXF (Belgium), PA37EUDXF, PB37EUDXF,
(Netherlands), TM37EUDX (France), UE37EUF (Russia). QSL via operators'
instructions. An award will be available, complete information can be found
on https://www.eudxf.eu/the-36eudxf-award-2/.

CQ WW DX SSB CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their parti-
cipation in this year's event (28-29 October, www.cqww.com/rules.htm):
01 VE8DAV SO Canada VE8DAV
02 VE2IDX SOSB 20m HP Canada VE3ZF
07 HQ9A SO Honduras LoTW/VE3DZ
08 6Y1V SOAB HP Jamaica LZ1YE
08 8P5A SOAB HP Barbados LoTW/HA1AG
08 C6AXX Bahamas LoTW/NN2T
08 FG4KH SOAB Guadeloupe LoTW/F1DUZ
08 J62K M/S St. Lucia K9HZ
08 KP2B SOSB 10m US Virgin Isls EB7DX
08 KP3J SOSB 10m Puerto Rico EB7DX
08 KP4AA M/S HP Puerto Rico LoTW
08 NP4Z SOAB HP Puerto Rico N4AO
08 TO5A M/2 Martinique LoTW
08 V26B M/? Antigua & Barbuda LoTW
08 V47T M/S St Kitts & Nevis LoTW/W2RQ
08 V49R SO LP St Kitts & Nevis N2HX
08 VP2MDM SOAB HP Montserrat LoTW
08 VP5M M/? Turks & Caicos Isls LoTW
08 ZF1A M/2 Cayman Isls LoTW
08 ZF2B M/S Cayman Isls LoTW/NN3W
09 9Z4A SO Trinidad & Tobago 9Z4A
09 FY5FY SOSB HP French Guiana LoTW
09 FY5KE SOSB 10m HP French Guiana LoTW
09 P40W SOAB HP Aruba LoTW
09 P49Y SO Aruba LoTW/AE6Y
09 PJ2T M/M Curacao LoTW
09 PJ4K M/2 Bonaire KU9C
09 PZ5TW SOSB 15m LP Suriname PY8WW
10 HD1A M/M Ecuador LoTW/HC1QRC
11 PS0F SO Fernando de Noronha LoTW
12 3G0Y M/? Easter Island CE2ML
12 CB7A SO Chile LoTW
12 LP7D M/S Argentina LoTW/LU4AA
12 XQ1KZ SOSB 15m HP Chile LoTW
14 CQ8Q SOSB 20m HP Azores PT2FM
14 CR2B SO Azores LoTW/EA1BP
14 EE5A M/? Spain EA5URV
14 GM5G M/? Scotland MM0TGH
14 LN8W M/M Norway LA6YEA
14 LX8M M/S LP Luxembourg LoTW
14 MD4K M/? Isle of Man G3NKC
14 OT5A M/M Belgium LoTW
14 OY6A M/? Faroe Isls LoTW
15 IR0A SOSB 80m Sardinia OM2FY
20 5B/HA5PP SOAB Cyprus HA5PP
20 TA3J SOSB 80m LP Turkey LoTW/TA3J
21 4L2M SOSB 40m Georgia EA7FTR
21 4L5EE SOSB 15m HP Georgia LoTW
21 4L5O SOSB 80m HP Georgia LoTW/N3SL
21 4L8A SOSB 10m Georgia LoTW/M0OXO
21 4L9M SO Georgia LoTW
23 B0A M/M China BA4TB
25 D70LW M/S HP Korea LoTW
26 3W9A SO Vietnam LoTW
26 E2A M/S HP Thailand LoTW/E21EIC
27 AH2R M/? Guam LoTW
27 JD1BQP SOAB Ogasawara LoTW/JP1IHD
27 V63AH SO Micronesia LoTW/DL2AH
27 V63CB SOAB Micronesia LoTW
27 V6Y M/2 Micronesia LoTW
28 7A2A M/? Indonesia LoTW
28 9M6NA SOSB 15m East Malaysia LoTW
28 9M6W SOSB East Malaysia LoTW
28 H44RH SO Solomon Isls OE1JUN
28 YB0ECT SOSB 10m HP Indonesia W2FB
30 VK1A M/S Australia LoTW
31 KH6J M/M Hawaii LoTW
31 T2C M/S Tuvalu DL4SVA
32 5W5W M/? Samoa LoTW
32 E51JAN SOSB 10m North Cook Isls SP9FIH
32 YJ0CA SO Vanuatu VK2YUS
32 YJ0TT M/M Vanuatu
32 ZL7/SP5EAQ SO Chatham Isls LoTW/SP7DQR
32 ZL7IO SOAB Chatham Isls LoTW/DK7AO
33 CQ3W SO Madeira LoTW
33 EA8RM SOAB HP Canary Isls LoTW
33 IH9/OK1M SOSB 15m AF Italy OK1M
35 D4C M/? Cape Verde LoTW
40 OX3LX SO Greenland LoTW/OZ0J
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqs2023.html - good contest to
you all!

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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4W8X: OPERATING ---> "In November 2023 there will be a good number of inter-
esting DXpeditions on the air. Other teams have published lists of their
'proposed operating frequencies' on their websites. We strongly feel that
this will not work out with so many activities at the same time - at least
in the classic modes CW and SSB, and on the classic bands (and in the age of
DX Cluster it truly sounds outdated, too). 4W8X does not announce frequen-
cies. When we QSY to a new band, we will live with the actual situation
which we find on the new band. It means: we will respect ongoing pile-ups,
and we expect the same from our fellow DX colleagues".
As for the digital modes, "most of the 4W8X operators are focused on the
classic modes CW and SSB, with RTTY ranking #3", the team states. "In RTTY
you will find us on typical frequencies. We'll also take part in the WAEDC
RTTY Contest (11-12 November). When the RTTY pile-up grows too big, we'll
operate split". For FT8 and FT4, 4W8X will use "MSHV software with multiple
streams a few kHz up from the regular FT4/FT8 frequencies".
Plans are for 4W8X to be QRV with part-time/restricted operations on 6-13
November and again on 27 November-5 December, and a "full 24/7 service on
as many band/mode combinations as possible" on 14-26 November (including a
Multi-Multi entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest). The DXpedition is expected to
be QRT for good at +/- 3 UTC on 6 December.
See http://www.timor-leste-dx.de/operating/general.php or operating tips
and more information.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0C, 4L4DX, 4S7AB, 4U1A, 5V7RU,
(AS-039), S21VZ, T33T, T77C, TC100HQ, TF/K5KG, TO60CNES, TX60CNES, TY0RU,
TY5AF, VP6A, VU2PHD, XF2C (NA-135), XF3H (NA-045), XF3M (NA-045), XF3O (NA-
090), Z61DX, ZD7BG, ZF1A.


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