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12 November 2022                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1645

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B8    - Team 3B8M  (QSL via LoTW and M0OXO's OQRS)  will be QRV again  from
         Mauritius (AF-049) during the  CQ WW DX CW Contest  (M/M category).
         Before and after the contest  (20-30 November)  they will be QRV on
         all bands CW, SSB, FT8 and via QO100.  The operating team  includes
         Philipp DK6SP (3B8/DK6SP,  QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS),  Olof
         G0CKV (3B8HA, QSL via LoTW and M0OXO's OQRS), Alan K0AV (3B8/K0AV),
         Jamie M0SDV (3B8/M0SDV,  QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS),  Oliver
         W6NV (3B8/W6NV) and  Denny KX7M (3B8/KX7M, QSL via LoTW and F5CWU's
         OQRS: https://www.f5cwu.net/oqrs/).
3B8    - Jean-Paul, PF0X will be active as 3B8X from Mauritius  from  21 No-
         vember to 1 December.  He will operate CW on the HF bands.  QSL via
         LoTW, or via home call (direct or bureau). [TNX DX World]
3B9    - Kazu, M0CFW will be active as 3B9/M0CFW from  Rodrigues Island (AF-
         017) on  20-30 November.  He  will participate  in the  CQ WW DX CW
         Contest as 3B9KW. QSL via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
4L     - Alex, K6VHF will be active as 4L1FP from Tbilisi, Georgia  on 18-27
         November. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 80-10 metres.  QSL via
         LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via K6VHF. [TNX The Daily DX]
5H     - Eddy, OE3SEU  has been travelling  through Africa  in his motorhome
         since early June.  After being in South Africa (ZS/OE3SEU), Namibia
         (V5/OE3SEU/p)  and  Zambia (9J2SEU),  he is  now going  to Tanzania
         (5H3SE). Activity  will be on the  QO-100 satellite.  QSL via LoTW.
         Follow his travels  -  and  give a look at dozens of  stunning pic-
         tures - on https://we-travel.at/.
9M2    - Special callsign 9M100SK will be active from  15 November to 31 De-
         cember  in celebration  of the  100th anniversary of  Kedah Scouts.
         Look for activity on  80-10 metres SSB, CW and  digital modes.  QSL
         direct to 9W2TXL.
A6     - Taking part in the celebrations of Oman National Day (18 November),
         The  Emirates Amateur Radio Society  (EARS)  will  operate  special
         callsign  A60OMA  on 12-18 November.  QSL  via  EA7FTR.  Individual
         operators may append a serial number  to the special callsign,  and
         be active  as  A60OMA/0,  A60OMA/1,  etc.  (see qrz.com for the QSL
         routes).
A9     - Also joining  the celebrations  of  Oman National Day,  the Bahrain
         Amateur Radio Society (BARS)  will operate special callsign  A91OMA
         on 12-18 November. QSL via EC6DX and LoTW.
FM     - Jeff, N6GQ will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as TO5Z from
         Martinique (NA-107).  Before the contest he will operate CW and SSB
         (no FT8) on 10-160 metres (no WARC bands).  QSL via LoTW, or direct
         to home call. [TNX NG3K]
FS     - John K9EL, Paul K9NU, Ed N9EP and Bob W9AP will be active again  as
         TO9W  from  Saint Martin (NA-105)  from  30 November to 9 December.
         They will operate  CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and some RTTY  with three sta-
         tions.  "The team's primary focus will be on  160, 80 and 40 metres
         during hours of darkness and CW on all bands",  they say,  but they
         "will also operate  30 through 6  depending on openings".  QSL TO9W
         via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS (preferred),  or via W9ILY.  Certificates
         will be awarded  for several categories  of most  band-modes worked
         during the operation;  the number of  band-mode QSOs  will be taken
         from  Club Log's Leaderboard  (all prior TO9W QSOs will be removed,
         and  then merged back  with the  2022 QSOs at the end of the opera-
         tion). See http://www.k9el.com/TO9W/TO9W.htm for more information.
H4     - Remo, HB9SHD will be active as  H44SHD  from  Uepi Island (OC-149),
         Solomon Islands on  6-19 December.  He will operate SSB and FT8  on
         40-6 metres.  From  20 December  to 3 January  he will  be  QRV  as
         H44SHD/mm while on a diving cruise,  with possible land based brief
         operations  from  other  IOTA groups  such  as the  Russell Islands
         (OC-168)  and  the  Florida Islands  (OC-158).  QSL  via  home call
         (direct or bureau);  the log will be uploaded to Club Log and eQSL.
         Before that, he might be QRV as P29AH/mm while in  Papua New Guinea
         waters between  27 November  and  5 December  (no land operation is
         expected and no QSL cards will be printed).
HH     - The Radio Club d'Haiti (HH2RCH) will be active as HH18NOV on  18-27
         November. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via N2OO.  This special call-
         sign  memorializes the Battle of Vertieres  (18 November 1803), the
         last  major battle of the  Haitian Revolution  that ended  with the
         former colony's independence.
HR     - K1TR, K1XM, KQ1F, SM7IUN and W1UE will be active from Roatan Island
         (NA-057) on 20-30 November.  They will participate in the  CQ WW DX
         CW Contest  as  HQ9X  (QSL via KQ1F and LoTW);  outside the contest
         they will operate CW, SSB and FT modes. [TNX The Daily DX]
HR     - Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from Copan,  Honduras
         from 23 November to 13 March 2023.  He will operate CW, SSB and di-
         gital modes on the HF bands. QSL via F6AJA (direct or bureau); log-
         search on http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php. [TNX F6AJA]
JA     - Take, JI3DST  will be active again from Miyakojima (AS-079) between
         17 November and 15 December.   He will operate SSB and CW as JS6RRR
         (including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest), JI3DST/6, JJ5RBH/6
         and JR8YLY/6,  as well as  JI3DST/p, JJ5RBH/p and JR8YLY/p  on FT8.
         The QSOs will be made available for both Club Log and LoTW Matching
         on the IOTA website.
JA     - Look for Kenji, JA4GXS/2  to be QRV from  Toshi Island (AS-206)  on
         19-20 November.  He will operate  CW, SSB and FT8 on various bands.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
KH8    - Bob, W7YAQ and  Al, K7AR will be active as  K8H  from  Pago Pago on
         Tutuila Island  (OC-045), American Samoa  from 18 November to 1 De-
         cember  They will be QRV  with two stations on  160-10 metres,  and
         will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as a M/S entry. QSL via
         Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via W7YAQ. [TNX The Daily DX]
OX     - Alex, OZ7AM as  OX7AM  and  Mikkel OZ7AKT as  OX7AKT will be active
         from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (NA-018) on  22-29 November and 24-29
         November, respectively.  Look for OX7AM to participate in the CQ WW
         CW Contest:  he is going to attempt  2BSIQ  (Two Bands Synchronized
         Interleaved QSOs),  "so bear with me if I mess up",  he says.  QSLs
         OX7AM and OX7AKT via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OZ1ACB.  [TNX DX
         World]
P4     - John, W2GD will be active as  P44W  from  Aruba (SA-036)  on  21-29
         November.  Main activity will be  during the  CQ WW DX CW  Contest,
         with some spare time operations on 30, 17 and 12 metres outside the
         contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2MM. [TNX NG3K]
PJ4    - Look for PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/KU8E to be active from  Bonaire (SA-006)
         on 23-30 November. They will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest
         as PJ4A.  QSL PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/KU8E and PJ4A via K4BAI.
         [TNX NG3K]
SP     - Celebrating the  95th anniversary  of  Polskie Radio Katowice,  the
         largest  regional  station  of  Polish  Radio,   special  callsigns
         3Z95PRK, HF95PRK, SN95PRK, SO95PRK, SP95PRK and SQ95PRK will be QRV
         from 26 November to 11 December. QSL via operators' instructions.
T33    - Norbert, DF6FK and Judith, DL2ZAD  have announced their plans to be
         active as T33BB and T33BA from Banaba Island (OC-018) on 12-24 Jan-
         uary 2023.  More  information  is expected  in due course.  [TNX DX
         World]
TK     - A large team  from Slovenia  (S53BB,  S53CC,  S53F,  S53MM,  S53RM,
         S53WW, S53ZO,  S55OO, S57AL,  S57C, S57K,  S57L and S57VW)  will be
         active as TK/homecall from Corsica (EU-014) on 21-29 November. They
         will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as TK0C (M/2);  outside
         the contest they will operate  SSB, CW and  digital modes on  160-2
         metres. QSL TK0C via LoTW, eQSL or via S50C. [TNX The Daily DX]
TY     - Pekka OH2TA, Tapani OH5BM and Timo OH5LLR will be active  as  TY5AF
         from  Benin  on  21-29 November.  Operating from  Villa  Karo,  the
         Finnish-African  cultural center  located in the village of  Grand-
         Popo, they will be QRV on 160-10 metres,  with a focus on CW during
         the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS (preferred),
         or direct to OH5LLR.
V4     - Bob, WX4G will be active as V48A from  St. Kitts (NA-104)  from  21
         November  to  1 December,  including  an entry  in the  CQ WW DX CW
         Contest. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or WX4G.
V8     - V85NPV is the new callsign issued to  Didier, F5NPV on  31 October.
         Over the past three months  he was QRV as  V85/F5NPV.  He  operates
         from Bandar Seri Begawan,  the capital city of Brunei,  and expects
         to remain  in the country for  a few years.  QSL via eQSL and LoTW;
         paper cards will not be available.
VP2M   - Dennis, VA3WB will be active as VP2MJA from Montserrat (NA-103)  on
         24-29 November.  Main  activity  will  be  during  the  CQ WW DX CW
         Contest;  outside the contest  he will operate  CW, SSB and FT8  on
         160-6 metres. QSL via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
VU     - Datta, VU2DSI will be active once again as AU2JCB from  25 November
         to 13 December to commemorate the birthdate  (30 November 1858)  of
         Indian physicist and radio pioneer  Jagadish Chandra Bose.  He will
         operate SSB (3710, 7040, 7150,  14210, 14250, 14310, 21235,  21310,
         21350, 28490, 28510 and 28545 kHz)  and FM  (29700, 50800 and 51500
         kHz). QSL direct to home call.  Also QRV are expected to be  AU3JCB
         (operated by VU2EVU) and AU5JCB (operated by VU2XPN).
Z6     - Henning, OZ2I will be active again as  Z68EE  from Kosovo on  24-30
         November,  including an entry in the  CQ WW DX CW Contest.  QSL via
         Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The October  2022 issue is available for  download
At https://www.425dxn.org/. [TNX IZ3EBA]

3Y0J RADIO OPERATIONS: FLEXIBLE BAND PLAN ---> The initial band plan for the
much anticipated January 2023 DXpedition to  Bouvet Island  is now available
on https://www.3y0j.no/bandplan.  "We  will work  closely together  with our
pilots and if we see that something is not working, we will do adjustments",
the team stated on 10 November. A few hints and tips from the team include:

  (1) We will always keep lowest 10 kHz on regular bands and lowest 5 kHz on
      WARC bands clear  to allow regular DX traffic.  So you will never hear
      us calling CQ in that portion of the band.
  (2) CW split will be limited to 15 kHz spectrum.
  (3) Phone split will be limited to 30 kHz spectrum.
  Thus operator  will choose a frequency  within the spectrum  and limit the
  split to max 15 kHz and 30 kHz respectively.

  * 160m will be CW only and 80m will be CW/SSB, so no FT8 on 160/80m.
  * Special permit up to 1500W on CW/SSB.
  * CW/SSB will have priority over digital modes.
  * RTTY will be on 1-2 bands, 14125 and 21125 kHz.
  * 60m frequencies have been updated,  potentially 60m  for  last few days.
    There is no promise for 60m, but we want to do it if we can.

  FT8 operation
  * FT8 will be F/H only, 4 stations aimed running 24/7 with 100W.
  * We will NEVER transmit FT8 on regular FT8 frequencies.  The 4 x FT8 sta-
    tions can be controlled by one operator, or each FT8 station can be con-
    trolled individually by an operator running SSB/CW (SO2R) mode.
  * FT8 will be on 40-10m running 100W, but focus on our 7 yagis 20-10m.
  * We have chosen FT8/RTTY frequencies that gives us better in band separa-
    tion,  and also so  to avoid  the most public frequencies  that might be
    occupied by others DX-peditions in F/H mode.
  * We have agreed with Crozet that he runs FT8 on 10131 and Bouvet on 10140
    kHz.

A35GC ---> An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 occurred in the
Tonga Islands region at  10.49 UTC  (11.48 p.m. local time)  on 11 November.
The government of Tonga  called for  an immediate  evacuation inland as  the
earthquake triggered a tsunami warning,  and A35GC was off the air for a few
hours.  The tsunami  threat  has now passed,  and the operators  (LZ1GC  and
LZ1PM) are safe and sound.

T33T ---> Team T33T (two operators:  "Banaba is extremely hard place to stay
even for us", they say,  and  "we are doing our best to be active as much we
can") has been QRV from Banaba since the early UTC hours on 5 November. They
decided to use low power and concentrate on Asia (Japan) e the US West Coast
during the first days,  before running more power  and  turning the antennas
towards  Europe  on the  long path. "Internet here  is  extremely slow  over
satel-lite", they say,  so logs  and  pictures  will be uploaded  when  they
return to Tarawa (T30). There is "is a chance we will have to stay on Banaba
little longer due the vessel schedules", they add, "maybe till 24 November".
Updates are posted to https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup.

+ SILENT KEYS + Ellen White, W1YL passed away on 6 November.  She would have
turned 96 next month. Licenced since 1946, she "devoted over 75 years of her
life to ham radio,  including more than 25 years  on the headquarters  staff
for ARRL. She retired in 1978 as  Deputy Communications Manager  and  became
the editor of the column 'How's DX?' for ARRL's membership journal, QST". An
accomplished CW operator who loved contesting and DXing, she joined FOC (the
First Class CW Operators' Club)  in 1966,  and in 2019  was granted  the  Al
Slater G3FXB Memorial Award.  In the same year she was inducted into the  CQ
Amateur Radio Hall of Fame as "the grand dame of DXing", and was awarded the
Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal "for outstanding global contributions to  amateur
radio". Her husband Bob White, W1CW (ARRL DXCC Manager from 1952 until 1976)
passed away twenty years ago, followed in 2004 by their son  Jim White, K4OJ
(founder and first president of the Florida Contest Group).
On 8 November  the  Kuwait Amateur Radio Society  reported  the news  of the
passing of Ahmad Abdul-Jabbar Mansour Marafi, 9K2DZ.  He was the "Last Voice
from Kuwait", the amateur radio operator  who risked his own life  to handle
health-and-welfare messages in and out of Kuwait during the Iraqi occupation
(1990-1991).  In 1992 he received the ARRL International Humanitarian Award,
awarded to those who, by use of amateur radio skills, provide "extraordinary
service for the benefit of others in times of crisis or disaster".

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QSLs  received  direct  or   through  managers:  3DA0AQ,  5A1AL,  5N/KE5GUR,
7O/DL7ZM,   A35JP, A 71XX,  AH2R,  CB4R,  FR5DZ, FY5FY,  HG1S,  HV0A,  ID9Y,
IS0/OM2TW, OX3LX, OZ50DXG,  P29LL,  RI0IR (AS-059),  RI0QQ (AS-082),  S21SM,
S79KW,  SV5/PG5M, V31MA, VK0MQ, VK9NT, VO2NS, WH7T, XT2AW, Z66X,  ZA/OE6TQG,
ZL7/K5WE.

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