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7 January 2023                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1653

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                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

7X     - 7U7C is the special callsign  for members of the  7X2VFK Radio Club
         to mark the 7th African Nations Championship, the biennial football
         (soccer) tournament organized by the Confederation of African Foot-
         ball to be held in Algeria between 13 January and 4 February.
8P     - Chris, WA7RAR will be active as 8P9CB from Barbados (NA-021) on 13-
         25 January.  He will operate  SSB and some CW on 20-10 metres.  QSL
         via LoTW, or direct to home call.
9U     - Elvira, IV3FSG will be active as 9U5R from Bujumbura, Burundi on 4-
         27 February.  She will be joining  Vladimir, OK2WX, who will be QRV
         as 9U4WX [425DXN 1651].  Usually  Elvira operates SSB  and  digital
         modes. QSL 9U5R direct to IK2DUW;  her log will be uploaded to Club
         Log.
DL     - Active from 1 January to 30 June,  DR100XRAY  is a special callsign
         commemorating  the  100th anniversary since  the death  of  Wilhelm
         C. Roentgen (1845-1923), the physicist whose discovery of X-rays in
         1895  earned him the  inaugural Nobel Prize in Physics  (1901)  and
         revolutionized diagnostic medicine.  QSL via the bureau,  or direct
         to DJ6SI.
ET     - Ken K4ZW, Bob W9XY and Nodir EY8MM will be active from  ET3AA,  the
         club station at the Institute of Technology  of Addis Ababa Univer-
         sity, on 14-21 January.  Hopefully they will be  granted permission
         to operate overnight.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS,  or via N2OO.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
F      - Michel, F8GGZ and others are using special callsign TM80NT  on 4-15
         January in commemoration of the 80th anniversary  since the passing
         of Nikola Tesla (7 January 1943). QSL via F8GGZ.
F      - Thierry, F4GVO will be active as TM100DOR on 17-31 January. He is a
         member of the  Door County Amateur Radio Club (W9DOR),  which cele-
         brates its  100th anniversary in 2023.  QSL via LoTW, Club Log,  or
         via home call.
FM     - Francis, F6BWJ will be active holiday style as FM/F6BWJ from Marti-
         nique (NA-107) from 11 January to 10 March. He will operate CW, PSK
         and RTTY on 80-10 metres. He will upload his log to LoTW  and  Club
         Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
GM     - A second attempt at landing on the Isle of Rockall (EU-189)  is now
         planned for late May. Plans are to set sail from Inverkip, Scotland
         on 26 May.  The organizers  aim to stay  on the island for one week
         and  to  raise  funds  for charity  (https://www.rockallexped.com).
         Weather permitting, Nobby G0VJG  and  Emil DL8JJ  will be active as
         MM0UKI from the island for 1-2 days with two stations (SSB and CW).
         Follow Nobby on Twitter (@G0vjg) for updates.
P4     - Jeff, VA3QSL will be active holiday style as  P4/VA3QSL  from Aruba
         (SA-036) from 10 January to 8 February. He will operate SSB, CW and
         digital modes on 40-6m.  QSL via LoTW, or via home call  (bureau or
         direct).
P4     - Mathias, DL4MM will be active again as P4/DL4MM and P40AA (used for
         FT8/FT4 and during the CQ WW 160-Meter CW Contest on 27-29 January)
         from Aruba (SA-036) from 18 January to 2 February.  He will operate
         CW, FT8/FT4, SSB  on  160-10 metres,  with "special attention"  for
         Japan. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, or via DL4MM. [TNX NG3K]
T33    - The Daily DX reports that Norbert, DF6FK (T33BB) and Judith, DL2ZAD
         (T33BA)  will postpone  their 12-24 January  activity  from  Banaba
         Island  [425DXN 1645]  "due to Covid 19".  The  new dates  will  be
         announced in due course.
T8     - Upcoming activities  from the  Palau Radio Club  rental station  on
         Koror (OC-009)  include  T88AQ, T88RH and T88SM  on  13-19 January;
         T88DK,  T88DN, T88ED, T88EF  and T88MB  on  23-31 January.  QSL via
         operator's instructions.
TA     - Celebrating the  100th anniversary  since  the proclamation  of the
         Republic of  Turkey  (29 October 1923),  the Turkish Radio Amateurs
         Association (TRAC)  will operate special callsigns  TC10O, TC100TA,
         TC100TR and TC100YEAR throughout 2023.
VE     - Chris VE3FU as VO2AC  and Dave VE3KG as VO2AAA  will be active from
         The  lighthouse at  Point Amour, Labrador (Zone 2, WWL GO11nl)  be-
         tween 25 and 30 January.  Main operation  will be during the  CQ WW
         160-Meter CW Contest as VO2AC; outside the contest look for activi-
         ty on 160, 80, 40 and  via satellite.  QSL VO2AC  via LoTW or VE3FU
         (direct or bureau); QSL VO2AAA via LoTW or direct to VE3KG.

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

Access to the main functions of www.425dxn.org is provided by the 425DXN App
for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!

DX SOUND CLIPS ---> Tom's (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2022  can  be  found  at
http://hamgallery.com/dx2022/.  The large  collection of clips  (MP3 format)
covers DXpeditions, rare and semi-rare DX. This makes 25 full years of sound
clips available.

FT8WW ---> Strong winds were forecast,  and  Thierry  took down the G5RV  he
uses on  30 and 20 metres.  He installed a vertical dipole,  and did operate
FT8 on 17 metres on 4 January until 18.20 UTC, then he had to QRT  and  wait
for the wind  to subside.  He was off the air  until 6 January at 01.30 UTC,
when he resumed operations on 30 metres FT8.  As a reminder, usually he does
not operate  on the HF bands  between 5 and 10 UTC.  Updates are  posted  to
https://twitter.com/crozet2022.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
website has been updated. Seventeen different galleries include 21,009 cards
for the  ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2013-22), the  62  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-80), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and  TAAF  (Terres Australes  and  Antarctiques Francaises),  amateur  radio
"globetrotters",  the various  French  DXCC island Entities  in the  Pacific
Ocean,  the Indian Ocean  and  the Americas (1945-1969), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC.
Your participation  is welcome:  http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php
[TNX F6AJA].

TN8K & FT8 ---> Team TN8K has published a  comprehensive  "FT8/FT4 Operation
Guide" which is well worth a reading:  https://www.cdxp.cz/.  In a nutshell,
TN8K will  mainly employ MSHV,  and  will be able  to make  up to 5 QSOs  in
parallel using the regular FT8 protocol (not F/H). They will always transmit
in the first period (00 and 30 seconds into the minute), and require callers
to give their grid locator,  as  "MSHV  will be configured  that the distant
station will have the priority in the queue".

+ SILENT KEY + Fred Laun, K3ZO (HS0ZAR) passed away on 3 January.  Born on 9
December 1937  and  first licenced in 1952 as WN9SZR,  while working for the
United States Information Service  he operated  from the  Dominican Republic
(HI8XAL),  Thailand (HS3AL, HS5ABD and HS1ABD),  Vietnam (XV4AL),  Argentina
(LU5HFI),  Colombia (K3ZO/HK3  and HK3NBB).  An account  of  his  terrifying
experience in April 1974, when  LU5HFI contest station's antennas  attracted
undue attention,  can  be  found on  https://shortwavescatter.blogspot.com/.
Best known for his participation in  HF DX contests,  he was a member of the
CQ Contest Committee and  was inducted into the  CQ Contest Hall of Fame  in
1993.  A longtime member  of the  First Class CW Operators' Club  (joined as
early as 1967) and the A1-Operators Club, as well as a Director of the Yasme
Foundation, he was also  actively involved  in supporting the  Radio Amateur
Society of Thailand  (RAST)  and its activities  over the  decades.  "Fred's
service  to Yasme  and  other amateur organizations  was unsurpassed",  Ward
Silver, N0AX,  recalls,  "as were his contributions  to  amateur radio , for
which he cared deeply".  See http://hamgallery.com/Tribute/K3ZO/ for  K8CX's
extensive tribute to Alfred "Fred" Albert Laun, III, K3ZO.

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QSLs received direct or through  managers: 3B8/DK6SP, 3D2TS, 3DA0AQ, 5B4AMX,
5K0T,  5K0YD,  5R8MM (AF-057),  5R8WG (AF-057),  6Y6N, 7X2TT,  8Q7TD, 9N7WE,
CR3SI (AF-047), E51WL, EA9Z, FH/OK1M,  FJ/SP9FIH, HH18NOV, HK0/PY8WW,  JW0A,
KP3RE,  OX/DK7PE/p,  P29RO (OC-240),  PJ2/PH2M,  SP9FIH/VP9,  TX7G (OC-027),
TZ4AM,  V31CQ,  V47T,  V85RH,  VK9CM, VP2MOK,  WH0RU, XV9HEU,  Z61DX, ZC4RH,
ZF2CH.

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