425 DX News #1643

29 October 2022 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1643

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4X - Special callsigns 4X01R and 4X02R will be in use on 4-5 November
from the historic railway stations of Elroi and Kfar Yehoshua,
respectively. These activities are part of the Jezreel Valley
Railway project: https://iarc.org/railway/. QSLs via 4X6ZM
5H - Jeff, K5DRJ will be on a mission trip to Same, Tanzania on 2-9 No-
vember. He plans to be active as 5H2JC on 3-6 November "as time
allows", indicatively between 13 and 17 UTC. He will operate SSB
and PSK31 mainly on 40 and 20 metres, and will upoload his log to
LoTW and Club Log.
5R - Eiki, JH8JWF has been active as 5R8AS from Talatamaty, Madagascar
(AF-013) since 24 October, and will remain there until 6 November.
He will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW and
Club Log.
9L - John, G0EWI has been in Congo Cross, Freetown, Sierra Leone since
15 October, and will be active as 9LYJD1 (correct callsign) until 3
November. QSL via home call.
CN - CN47MS will be active from 30 October to 10 November to commemorate
the 47th anniversary of the so-called Marche Verte (Green March).
QSL via CN8WW.
CX - Radio broadcasting in Uruguay began on 6 November 1922, when Radio
Paradizabal went on the air for the first time. Celebrating that
centenary, the Radio Club Uruguayo will operate special event sta-
tion CX100B on 1-30 November. QSL via CX1AA and LoTW.
F - Celebrating the 15th anniversary of SOTA (Summits On The Air)
France, special callsign TM15SOTA will be activated for fifteen
days between 1 November and 30 December. QSL via eQSL, paper QSLs
will not be available.
HS - Lars, SM6NT will be active again as HS0ZME from Hua Hin, Thailand
from 1 November to 2 April 2023. He will operate mainly CW on 40-10
metres. QSL via SM6NT. [TNX The Daily DX]
I - Once again special callsign IR3MD will be in use by ARI Rovereto on
1-30 November. The suffix stands for Maria Dolens, the mighty bell
casted after World War I to commemorate the fallen in all wars. QSL
via the bureau, or direct to IN3MDR. Information on the award can
be found on qrz.com.
KH0 - Harry, JG7PSJ will be active as WH0RU from Saipan, Mariana Islands
(OC-086) on 2-6 November. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-10m. QSL
via LoTW, or direct to JG7PSJ.
PY - Special callsign ZW200ESQ will celebrate the bicentennial of the
Esquadra Brasileira (the Brazilian Navy) on 1-30 November. Opera-
tions will take place from the premises of the Brazilian Naval
School's Communication Group (PY1BJN). Look for activity on all the
bands from 80m to 70cm, CW, SSB, digital modes and FM on satellite.
QSL via the bureau, or direct to PY1JR.
SP - The Bydgoszcz Amateur Radio Club (SP2PBY) will be active as SN2BUW,
SN4IW, SN5ESH and SN5IU on 7-20 November to honour the memory of
Henryk Kruszynski SP2BUW (1957-2020), Ryszard Czerwinski SP2IW
(1932-2018), Boleslaw Krzymin SP2ESH (1936-2016) and Zbigniew
Gorgolewski SP2IU (1933-2017). QSLs via SP2PBY. A certificate will
be available: http://www.sp2pby.pl/.
SV - Celebrating Hellenic Air Force Day (8 November), SV1AHH, SV1GGF,
SV1JFL, SV1QA and SV1QVA will be active as SX22HAF on 1-30 Novem-
ber. Look for activity on all bands SSB, CW, and digital modes. QSL
via LoTW and eQSL, paper cards will not be provided. A certificate
will be available, see https://www.qrz.com/db/SX22HAF for more
TL - The Italian DX Team's TL8AA & TL8ZZ operation from the Central
African Republic is still set for 12-26 November [425DXN #1636],
but the news from Bangui does not sound very promising. "The capi-
tal city is undergoing a severe shortage of fuel, available only at
black market tripled prices", the team reported a few days ago. "A
litre costs about 1600 XAF, in excess of 2.4 USD. Our location is
equipped with an oil-hungry 30kW generator. Electric power in
Bangui, as well as the Internet, are available only a few hours a
day, day or night with no foreseeable schedule. Obviously, we shall
try our best to be available on air, but oil shortage makes any
plan most uncertain".
VK9C - Four operators were expected to be active as VK9CM from the Cocos
(Keeling) Islands from 26 October to 3 November, and to participate
in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as VK9C [425DXN 1637]. The team de-
parted Perth on schedule on 25 October, but "we got half way to Co-
cos Keeling when the captain announced we were returning to Perth
due to tropical storms to the north", they say. The flight has
been rescheduled for 29 October: "unfortunately, we've lost four
days and are now left with only five days of on-air time. Discus-
sions are being held on how to pack a 10-day DXpedition into five
days. The team is disappointed with the situation, but at the same
time also determined to make the best use of the remaining time".
Updates will be posted to https://www.qrz.com/db/VK9CM.
YB - Amir, YB9IPY/p will be active from the Rajaampat Islands (OC-239)
on 1-8 November. He will operate FT8 only. QSL direct to IK2DUW.
[TNX DX World]
ZD7 - Christopher, HB9FIY will be active as ZD7CA from St. Helena Island
(AF-022) on 5-26 November. When time allows he will operate a
variety of modes (SSB PSK, RTTY, VarAC, CW) on 40-10 metres . QSL
via EA5GL. [TNX The Daily DX]

CQ WW DX SSB CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their par-
ticipation in this year's event (29-30 October):

02 VE2IDX SO Canada VE3ZF
08 FG4KH SOAB Guadeloupe LoTW/F1DUZ
08 FJ/SP9FIH SOSB 15m Saint Barthelemy SP9FIH
08 J68HZ M/? St Lucia LoTW/K9HZ
08 KP2B SOSB 10m US Virgin Islands LoTW/EB7DX
08 PJ5/W5JON SOAB Sint Eustatius LoTW/W5JON
08 PJ7PL SO LP Sint Maarten N2HX
08 TO5A M/2 Martinique LoTW/F5VHJ
08 TO5M M/? St. Martin LoTW
08 V26B M/M Antigua LoTW/KA2AEV
08 V47T SOAB HP St Kitts LoTW
08 V48DM St Kitts and Nevis LoTW/N4GNR
08 VP5DX M/S LP Turks & Caicos LoTW/NU4Y
08 ZF1A M/2 Cayman Isls LoTW
08 ZF2AA SOAB Cayman Isls VE3IKV
09 9Z4A SO Trinididad & Tobago 9Z4A
09 FY5KE M/S French Guiana LoTW
09 P40L M/? Aruba LoTW/WA3FRP
09 PJ4G M/S Bonaire LoTW/K4BAI
09 PJ4K SOAB Bonaire KU9C
09 PJ4TB SO Bonaire LoTW
10 HD1A M/M Ecuador HD1A
11 PT4A M/S HP Brazil LoTW
12 CE3CT M/? Chile LoTW/EA5KB
13 LQ5D SOSB 10m LP Argentina LoTW/EA7HBC
14 CR5T M/? Portugal LoTW/CS5ARC
14 CR6K M/? Portugal LoTW
14 DA0RR M/? Germany LoTW
14 ED1B M/S LP Spain EC1A
14 ED1R M/? Spain LoTW
14 ED7O MO Spain ED7O
14 GC5DX SOSB 10m Wales LoTW/EB7DX
14 GM5G M/S HP Scotland LoTW
14 HB0A M/? Liechtenstein LotW
14 LX8M M/S LP Luxembourg LoTW
14 TM1Q MO France LoTW/F1ULQ
15 ES9UKR M/2 Estonia ES5RY
15 IB3M Italy LoTW
15 IM0B SO Sardinia LoTW
15 IR7R M/S HP Italy IZ7GXB
15 IS0/OM2TW SOSB 80m Sardinia OM2FY
15 OH0Z SOAB HP Aland Isls LoTW/W0MM
15 OH5Z M/? Finland LoTW
15 Z68XX SOAB LP Kosovo DL2JRM
20 4X7R M/? Israel 4X6OM
20 5B4AQT SO Cyprus 5B4AQT
20 TC7G M/S Turkey LoTW/YM7KK
21 4L2M SOSB 40m HP Georgia EA7FTR
21 A44A M/M Oman LoTW
22 9N7AA SOSB Nepal LoTW/S57DX
23 JT5DX M/? Mongolia JT5DX
24 B7P M/M China LoTW/BA4EG
26 E2A M/? Thailand LoTW/E21EIC
27 AH2R M/S Guam LoTW
27 JD1BQP SO Ogasawara JD1BQP
28 7A2A M/? Indonesia LoTW/YB2DX
28 V85RH SOAB HP Brunei LoTW
28 YB0ECT SOAB HP Indonesia W2FB
30 VJ4K M/2 Australia LoTW/N3SL
32 YJ0CA SO Vanuatu VK2YUS
33 CQ3W SOSB Madeira LoTW
33 CR3W SOSB Madeira LoTW
33 CR3Y SOSB 10m HP Madeira OM2FY
35 D4Z M/? Cape Verde LoTW/IK2NCJ
37 5H8HZ SO Tanzania LoTW
37 7Q6M Malawi LoTW/K6ZO
39 5R8AS SO Madagascar LoTW
40 TF3T SOAB HP Iceland LoTW/TF3MH

Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqs2022.html - good contest to
you all!

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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ANTARCTICA (AN-016) ---> Upcoming activities from the Antarctic mainland
during the 2022-23 Austral summer season include:
* Oleg, ZS1OIN (UA3HK) is participating in the 68th Russian Antarctic Expe-
dition and is active again as RI1ANU - this time from Novolazarevskaja
Station - until early March 2023.
* Oleg, ZS1ANF (UA1O, ex UA1PBA) will be active again as ZS7ANF from Wolf's
Fang Runway starting around 1 November for the duration of the season. QSL
via ZS1ANF and RK1PWA. [TNX DX World]
* Seba, SQ1SGB is preparing for his 4th season at the BAS Halley VI Research
Station. He expects to arrive there sometime in November and stay until
the end of January 2023. In his spare time he will operate SSB and digital
modes as VP8/SQ1SGB (or VP0HAL, if he gets the callsign). QSL via EB7DX.

EUDXF ACTIVITY MONTH ---> Celebrating the 36th anniversary of the European
DX Foundation, a number of special callsigns will be activated between 1 and
30 November: DL36EUDXF (Germany), OO36EUDXF (Belgium), PA36EUDXF, PB36EUDXF,
lands), TM36EUDX (France), UE36EUF (Russia). An award will be available for
QSOs made with these and possibly other special callsigns, complete informa-
tion will be available on https://www.eudxf.eu/.

FISAIC 70 ---> Special callsigns 3Z70FI (Poland), DB70FISAIC (Germany),
HA70FI (Hungary), II70FI (Italy), OE70FI (Austria), OL70FI (Czech Republic),
OR70FI (Belgium) and TM70FI (France) will be activated on 1-30 November to
celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Federation Internationale des Societes
Artistiques et Intellectuelles de Cheminots (International Federation of
Railway Workers' Art and Intellectual Societies). QSL via operators' in-
structions. See https://www.firac.de/html/70_fisaic.html for more informa-

TX5XG: POSTPONED ---> Haru, JA1XGI has announced that his 2-9 November TX5XG
operation from Raivavae, Austral Islands [425DXN 1639] has been postponed
until sometime in 2023 (https://australvacation.amebaownd.com).

VP2MDM: CANCELLED ---> George, K2DM has had to cancel his VP2MDM activity
from Montserrat, which was expected to take place from 25 October to 2 No-
vember [425DXN 1641], CQ WW DX SSB Contest included.

VK9QO: CANCELLED ---> Mikio, JA3GEP expected to be active as VK9QO from Co-
cos/Keeling (25-27 October) and Christmas Island (28-31 October) [425DXN
1642]. His flight was cancelled (see VK9CM above), and he has returned home.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A/F6EXV, 3A/PB8DX, 3B8CW, 5B4AQC,
6O1OO, 9H1TX, 9M2LAN, 9M2WAZ, 9M8DEN, J20EE, J79WTA, N3ME (NA-142), OL5Y,
RI0IR (AS-059), RI0QQ (AS-082), RL20LH (AS-066), SU9VB, TK5MH, TO7GJ, V31DL,


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