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17 December 2022                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1650

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

4X     - The  Israel Amateur Radio Club  will be running  four special event
         stations, celebrating the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah and Christmas.
         Hanukkah station 4Z8NER will be active on 18-26 December; Christmas
         stations  4X7XMAS, 4X8XMAS and 4X9XMAS  will be active on 23-25 De-
         cember. QSLs via 4X6ZM, LoTW and eQSL.
A6     - A60QATAR  is the  special callsign  for the  Emirates Amateur Radio
         Society to take part in the celebrations of  Qatar National Day  on
         18-22 December. QSL via EA7FTR.  Individual operators  may append a
         serial number to the special callsign, and be active as A60QATAR/0,
         A60QATAR/1, etc. (see qrz.com for the QSL routes).
FY     - Pierre-Jean, F4GPK  will be active again as  FY/F4GPK  from Kourou,
         French Guiana  from  26 December  to  8 January.  QSL via eQSL,  or
         direct to home call. [TNX DX World]
HZ     - HZ20SAT is a special callsign for  the  Saudi Amateur Radio Society
         (HZ1SAR)  to celebrate the  20th anniversary  of the launch  of the
         Saudi  satellite  SO-50  (20 December 2002).  Look  for activity on
         SO-50 on 11-20 December; see qrz.com for more information.
JD1_oga- Once again Harry, JG7PSJ will be active as  JD1BMH from  Chichijima
         (AS-031), Ogasawara from 24 December to 2 January.  He will operate
         CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-10m.  QSL via JD1BMH (bureau),  or direct to
         JG7PSJ. Logsearch on http://jg7psj.starfree.jp/jd1bmh/. He does not
         use LoTW or PayPal.
OH     - Once again Santa Radio, OF9X (Old Father Nine Xmas)  will be active
         on 16-31 December on  all amateur radio bands  CW, SSB and  digital
         modes. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via OH2BH.
         "For this troubled year  Santa has established  a special theme  to
         focus  the region  that will be suffering  in this Christmas  most.
         Santa's puzzle  is  dedicated  to those  suffering children:  xxAxA
         xxxAIxI (three plus four letters).
         In this puzzle the letters I and A are presented  on multiple times
         while the other 7 single letters are released as part of the report
         received from OF9X,  such as  599RA.  The first letter is  from the
         operator name, and the second is one of the seven different  puzzle
         letters.
         The operator roster includes Rami OH2BCI (R), Martti OH2BH (M), Era
         OH2CV (E),  Arttu OH2FB (U), Arto OH2KW (O), Juha OH2LQ (J),  Pekka
         OH2TA (P),  Anne OH2YL (A), Pauli OH5BQ (L), Timo OH5LLR (T), Alex,
         UT5UY (X) and others. Additional questions and the completed puzzle
         should be sent to  [email protected];  the top-10 will be presented  and
         awarded on https://www.qrz.com/db/OF9X by 1 January 2023".
S5     - Special event station S523PMC is active until 8 January to  promote
         the  PMC Contest,  sponsored  by  the  Radio  Club  Slovenj  Gradec
         (S59DCD).  All QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau.  The Interna-
         tional  Association of  Peace Messenger Cities  was established  in
         1988 to recognize and encourage  the role and responsibility cities
         have in creating  a culture  of peace.  The PMC Contest,  promoting
         contacts between stations located in the Peace Messenger Cities and
         the rest of the world, will be held on 7-8 January (complete infor-
         mation on http://www.s59dcd.si/).
TI     - Joe, VE3BW will be active as TI7/VE3BW from Guayabo de Bagaces, Co-
         sta Rica from 23 December to 3 January. He will operate CW, SSB and
         FT8 on 160-6 metres. QSL via VE3BW and LoTW.
VU     - Team POTA India will be active as AU2SOA  ("Santa On Air")  between
         15  and 31 December.  Look for activity on  FT8, SSB and SSTV  from
         various locations - see qrz.com for the details. QSL via eQSL.
W      - Brad, N9EN will be active again as W4A on 16-18 December,  commemo-
         rating the birthdate of Edwin H. Armstrong, the electrical engineer
         and inventor who developed FM radio and the superheterodyne receiv-
         er system. He will operate CW only  on 160-10 meters.  QSL via home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]

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

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CONTEST UNIVERSITY 2023 ---> Registration is  now  open for the 2023 Contest
University (CTU), to be held on 18 May at the  Hope Hotel near Dayton, Ohio.
See https://www.contestuniversity.com/ for the details.  This is  the  venue
for all contest-related activities taking place during the Dayton Hamvention
(CTU, Contest Super Suite, Top Band Dinner, Contest Dinner, etc).

TN8K 2023 ---> The TN8K DXpedition  to the Congo [425DXN 1637]  is confirmed
to take place between  6 January (arrival) and 21 January (departure),  with
"full operation" planned on 10-19 January.  The team has secured  a location
"in the flat terrain  within sight of  the ocean.  We will have  an area  of
approximately  6000 square metres  at our disposal,  which is fenced,  so we
should feel safe. The view in all directions is unobstructed so we can point
our antennas without problems to all continents.  There is also enough space
around for installing beverage antennas;  the only complication can be graz-
ing herds of cows".
The team will carry "17 pieces of checked baggage of 23 kg, and eight pieces
of cabin baggage of 12 kg. That's a total of 487 kilograms of material". Two
diesel generators will provide power around the clock;  they will "regularly
alternate in operation",  so "we can expect  minor outages  needed to switch
the entire local network to the second generator". The estimated consumption
for two weeks is about 1400 litres of diesel  at "roughly +0.8 USD per litre
plus delivery costs to the QTH".  This is "the most expensive project imple-
mented by the  Czech DXpedition team to date",  and donations will be grate-
fully accepted.  See https://www.cdxp.cz/ for more information,  including a
revised band plan.
"To make the operation of the TN8K expedition more attractive, we decided to
announce a competition for the official expedition T-shirt".  The first sta-
tions from EU, NA & SA, AS and VK/ZL & Oceania  "with the most slots on Club
Log will receive a free official expedition T-shirt  from us as a thank-you.
Only the first station  from a given area  with the maximum number  of slots
can win. It is not only the number of slots that matters, but also the speed
of who reaches this number first".

W8S: SWAINS ISLAND ---> The DXpedition has been postponed once more,  as "at
the moment it is  impossible to charter a ship  for March 2023",  PA3EWP re-
ported on 11 December. The government ship 'Manu'atele' has a fixed schedule
and  cannot sail to Swains  to drop the team off and  pick them up two weeks
later.  Negotiations continue, however,  and the project  "has certainly not
been cancelled, but again postponed.  As soon as it is possible,  we will go
to Swains". Bookmark https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/home/ for updates.

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

===================================================================
CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3W3B        E21EIC      E77DX       E73Y        RI1ANU      ZS1OIN
4L1BB       EA5GL       EA9/YL7A    YL2GM       S21DX       EB7DX
4L4DX       K6VHF       EA9KB       EA7FTR      SN155MJP    SP3PGR
4L8A        M0OXO       EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      SN2M        SP2XF
4M1W        EB7DX       EY8MM       W0VTT       SO0KBW      SP3PDO
5W1SA       JA1DXA      FS4WBS      IZ1MHY      SO55K       SP5FKW
6E2RCG      XE2ML       FT4YM/p     F5PFP       SP84GDO     SP3PDO
6M23VGC     HL4CAF      GD5WS       M0OXO       ST22FIFA    ST2M
7X2GK       IK2DUW      GI5WS       M0OXO       TF3XO       EA5GL
7Z1LR       EC6DX       GM5X        N3SL        TG9ADM      EA5GL
7Z1VD       EA5GL       GU5WS       M0OXO       TG9AJR      M0URX
8Q7BB       RX3APM      H25A        LZ3SM       TI1K        EA5GL
8Q7CA       R6CA        H44SHD      HB9SHD      TI5CDA      EA5GL
9G5AF       EA5GL       HC1MD/2     K8LJG       TI7W        M0URX
9J2BO       EA5GL       HH2AA       EB7DX       TM200LP     F8GGZ
9K2GV       M0URX       HS0ZJF      ON4AFU      TM34SCRP    F4JBU
9K2JJ       EA5GL       HS0ZME      SM6NT       TM4K        F4EGZ
9K2YM       EA5KB       HZ1BHR      HZ1SAR      TM4TLT      F4KIP
9K9BHR      EC6DX       JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY [d]  TM50VAR     F4GPB
9K9QATAR    EC6DX       JG8NQJ/JD1  JG8NQJ   TM6DEO      F4GJC
9N7NQ       JA7NQQ      KL2R        EA5GL       TM9C        F5OHM
A43BHR      EC6DX       KL7SB       N4GNR       UE25DD      RZ5D
A43UAE      EC6DX       KP2M        NZ4DX       UE25KDR     RA3ATT
A60BHR      EA7FTR      LP1A        EA7FTR      UE25KK      RA3TRR
A60BHR/11   EA7FTR      LP1H        EA5KB       UE25RR      RA4DAR
A60BHR/14   LZ1YE       LS2D        EC6DX       UP7L        UN6LN
A71FIFA     A71A        LS7H        LU1HHT      V26K        AA3B
A722FWC     A71A        LT6M        EC6DX       V51WH       DK2WH
A72FIFA     A71A        LT7D        EA5GL       V55Y        DK2WH
A73FIFA     A71A        LT7F        EA5KB       VE2CSI      M0URX
A74FIFA     A71A        LV4V        LU4VZ       VK5KI       M0OXO
A75FIFA     A71A        NL8F        N7RO        VL4R        VK4ZD
A76FIFA     A71A        NP2X        KU9C        XF1S        IT9EJW
A77FIFA     A71A        OD5ET       EB7DX       XF3RAM      EA5GL
A78FIFA     A71A        OK8CX/p     DL7CX       XT2AW       M0OXO
A91ND       EC6DX       OR100RCBE   ON4GDV      XV9BPO      EA5GL
AP2TN       N4BAA       OR78NUTS    ON5UB       XW4KV       F4BKV
CB1A        CE1ZZ       OY1OF       M0URX       YC8IKU      M0OXO
CB3R        XQ3SK       PC70RH      PF1SCT      YE8DWC      M0OXO
CB4A        CE4UFC      PI4DX       PD1DX       YI1WWA      IK2DUW
CN22JIM     RW6HS       PJ2T        W3HNK       YU75ACR     YU1ACR
CO7GTE      IK2DUW      PJ4DX       M0URX       Z21ML       N4GNR
CT9ABO      OM3GI       PJ7PL       N2HX        ZC4GR       EB7DX
CX1T        IK2DUW      PR2R        PY2ERA      ZF1A        K7ZO
D44PM       IZ4DPV      R1941MB     R2DX        ZW2A        PY2SGL
DP0GVN      DL5EBE      R1941OM     R5CA        ZW8T        PS8HF
E2A         E21EIC      R25KDR      RU6UR       ZZ5K        PP5RT

9H6A     Paul Galea, 66 Triq Guze Ellul Mercer, Had-Dingli, DGL 1118, Malta
9N7AA    Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
CX5A     Lupo Bano Negreira, Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo,
         Uruguay
E7DX     Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
EE44C    Francisco Jose Garcia Garcia, Mirador Teresa Navarro 19 pta 3,
         46118 Serra (Valencia), Spain
EI7M     John Barry, Lackabeha, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
F4BKV    Vincent Colombo, 32 rue de Gibrand, 17350 Port d'Envaux, France
FR4QT    Francois Barbier, 5 bis La Marrerie, 50500 St Andre de Bohon,
         France
HG0IDPD  Viczian Laszlo, Budapest, Duranci utca 5, 1116, Hungary
HS0ZEE   Sheridon K. Street, P.O. Box 55, Maejo Post Office, Chiang Mai,
         50290, Thailand
IT9EJW   Alfio Bonanno, Via Trastevere 8, 95037 San Giovanni La Punta CT,
         Italy
J5JUA    Joao Carlos Marinho, Travessa do Carrascal 74, Carrascal de Manique
         2645-426 Alcabideche, Portugal
KH6BB    Chuck Malefyt, 1821 Vancouver Pl, Honolulu HI 96822, USA
OG1XMAS  Timo Klimoff, Yrjonkatu 4 A 15, FI-28100 Pori, Finland
OH9SCL   Anssi Puuronen, Kemijoen Itapuolentie 1577, FI-97110 Rautiosaari,
         Finland
P40P     Robert A. Wood, 4111 Tumbleweed Trail, Midland TX 79707, USA
PJ2ND    Jeffrey A. Maass, 9256 Concord Rd, Powell OH 43065-9625, USA
PR2R     Casa do Radioamador de Ribeirao Preto, Rua Benedito Tortoro 155,
         Jardim Roberto Benedetti, Ribeirao Preto - SP, 14098-220, Brazil
PX2A     Carlos Adalberto Carareto, Estrada de Santo Amaro 201,
         Sao Paulo - SP, 05544-000, Brazil
TM6M     Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent,
         29830 Ploudalmezeau, France
VI2FG40  Fisher's Ghost Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 302, Leumeah, NSW 2560,
         Australia
VJ2J     David E. Burger, PO Box 37, Mount Colah, NSW 2079, Australia
VJ4T     Kenneth A. Bawden, PO Box 537, Gatton QLD 4343, Australia
VL4U     Cory Newman, 7 Hanover Court, Morayfield, QL 4506, Australia
VR2XAN   Alberto Annesi, 1/F 7A Nam Shan Road, Peng Chau, Hong Kong
YJ0CA    Chris Ayres, 3/19-21 Eastern Rd, Turramurra, NSW 2074, Australia
ZF2OO    Jim Millner, 7010 Gullotti Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952, USA
ZF5T     Stanford H. Stockton, PO Box 73, Siloam Springs AR 72761-0073, USA
ZZ4A     Fabio Fagundes de Lima, Caixa Postal 310, Extrema - MG, 37640-970,
         Brazil

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