Het DX-nieuws van week 10 2021. Ook nu weer verzameld door Henk - PD3H.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation globally, announced activities might be cut short, postponed, cancelled or even extended at any time and without notice...

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3D2, FIJI (New Ham). Joanna "JK", 3D2ZK, from Denarau, Nadi, Fiji, posted the following on QRZ.com [edited], "I'm very new to the HAM radio family. Please be patient when you hear me. I finished Jagielonica Law University in Krakow, Poland. I am a living rebel, so I joined forces with Rebel DX
Group. My plan is to be active from 3D2/C (Conway Reef), 3D2/R (Rotuma Island) and several rare IOTAs around Fiji from May 2021 for 3-4 months."
No QSNs have been reported yet.


4X - Look for special prefixes 4X73 and 4Z73, followed by the station's individual suffix (e.g. 4X1VF and 4Z1AR will be signing 4X73VF and 4Z73AR respectively) to be used to celebrate the State of Israel's 73rd anniversary on 14-17 April, and especially during the Holyland Contest (https://www.iarc.org/iarc/#HolylandContest).


5W, SAMOA. Hiro, JF1OCQ, is now active as 5W7X (remotely from Japan) from Samoa (OC-097). The length of his activity is not known. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via JF1OCQ. See QSL info on QRZ.com.


8Q, MALDIVES. Mats, SM6LRR (RM2D), will be active as 8Q7MS from Ukulhas Island, Alif Alif Atoll (AS-013), between March 28th and April 10th. Activity will be holiday style on mainly 40-15 meters using CW, but with some SSB as well. This is a NON-FT8/FT4 expedition! He states, "Equipment will be decided later, but license is valid for several radios (Lab599 TX-500, Elecraft KX-3 and Kenwood TS 590S), as well as Expert 1.3 K-FA. Antennas will be either Inverted Vees or 1/4-wave verticals on Spiderbeam or DX Wire poles. As this is the first time I visited the location, it is still uncertain how signal environment will be. Antennas will be limited to the roof of the building where we will stay, meaning that I am not at all sure which bands I may accommodate. Most likely, no 160/80 meter operation. More information to follow later." QSL info TBD.


9J - Bodo, HB9EWU expects to be active as 9J2BG while spending one year on a humanitarian mission at the St. Paul's Mission General Hospital in Kashikishi, northern Zambia. QSL via home call (direct or bureau); note that requests will be processed when he is
back home in 2022.


A4, OMAN. Khalid, A41CK, will be active as A42K (club/contest callsign) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW and EA5GL.

AM3, SPAIN (Special Event). Look for special event stations AM3DIM and AM3YLD to be active between March 6-12th. Activity is to celebrate "International Women's Day" (March 8th). Operations will be on various HF bands and ECHOLINK. A special certificate is available. See QRZ.com for details.


C7, AUSTRIA. QSL Manager Nick, UA3DX, informs OPDX that members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (ARCDXC - United Nations) will once again be active as C7A during the month of March for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which is a specialized agency of the
United Nations. They celebrate WMO Day on March 23rd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters including 60/30/17/12 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Also, look for them to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th). QSL via UA3DX, direct or by the Bureau.
ADDED NOTE: Remember this station counts for Austria (OE) for DXCC purposes.


DL - Special callsign DQ11WCA is active until 17 April from various WCA (World Castles Award) and WWFF sites. All QSOs are uploaded to Club Log and confirmed automatically via the bureau.


DL - Special event station DL21EURO has been QRV since 1 March and will be active until 11 July for the two major tournaments of this year's European football (soccer) season: the UEFA European Under-21 Championship (to be played on 24-31 March and 31 May-6 June), and the UEFA European Football Championship (to be played on 11 June-11 July). All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DK5ON.


E2, THAILAND (Contest Activity). Look for the following Thai callsigns
during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th):
**E2A -- Operator is Champ, E21EIC, using the contest callsign of the Siam DX Group Club Station (E20AX); as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry; QSL via LoTW or via E21EIC (Bureau or direct)
**E25KAE -- YL Bun, E25KAE, will be active from the E21EIC's QTH and station as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry; QSL via LoTW or via E25KAE (Bureau or direct)
**E29TGW -- Operator is Mew, E29TGW, from Nonthaburi Province; as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry; QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau to E29TGW.
**E24OYI -- Operator is Tony, E24OYI, from Nonthaburi Province; as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry; QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau to E24OYI.


EA - URE San Fernando (EA7URF) is participating in the official celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the Earth. The fifth in a series of AM500 special event stations representing a milestone of the voyage will be AM500MMM, to be active from 24 April to 2 May to memorialize Ferdinand Magellan's death on the island of Mactan (Philippines). QSL via EA7URF (bureau or direct), LoTW and eQSL. Previously active were AM500SEV, AM500SAN, AM500ISJ and AM500ETS.


ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. Miguel, EA1BP, will be active as ED8W from La Palma Island (AF-004) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. This depends on "no issues" with his fly to EA8-land. QSL via EA5GL.


FM, MARTINIQUE (NA-107). Laurent, FM5BH, will be active during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power (SO2R) entry. QSL via W3HNK or LoTW. PLEASE no dupes.


FG - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 16 March to 1 April, including an entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to F1DUZ.


G - Celebrating Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, the Welland Valley ARS will be active as GB0SP on 16-18 March. QSL via G4XEX, LoTW and eQSL.


HC - Rick, NE8Z will be active again as HC1MD/2 from the Santa Elena province of Ecuador between 5 March and 15 May. He will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 40-6 metres. QSL via K8LJG and LoTW.


HH, HAITI. Matt, K0BBC, will be active as HH2AA (remotely) from Radio Club D'Haïti in Obleon during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via EB7DX.


HP, PANAMA. Operators Dave/N7NR, Cary/VE4EA, Ed/VE4EAR and Gerald/VE1RM will be active as HP3SS from Volcan, Panama (remotely), during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via AC2OV.


HV0, VATICAN. Francesco, IK0FVC, will be active as HV0A from Vatican during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via IK0FVC direct.


I - Alessandro, IU3EDK (SSB) and Andrea, IU1LCU (CW) plan to be active as IA5D from several islands in the Tuscan Archipelago (EU-028) in the coming weeks. The callsign is valid until the end of the year. QSL via IU3EDK.


I - Members of ARI Carpi (Modena) will operate special callsign II4CPC on 12-28 March to commemorate the 117th anniversary of the Chilean town of Capitan Pastene, founded by Italian settlers who arrived from Modena in two successive migrations. Also active will be CB6I (operated by members of Radio Club Traiguen) and LU6DK (operated by LU1DIE and LU8DAL, representing the Circulo de Radioaficionados de Dolores). Three certificates will be available, see CB6I's entry on
qrz.com for information. QSL CB6I via CE6TRA (direct); QSL II4CPC via IQ4DJ (bureau).


J7, DOMIMICA. Steve, AA7V, is expected to be active as J7V (pending) from Dominica (NA-101) sometime this year. STAY TUNED.


JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ will be back to the weather station on Minami Torishima (OC-073) on 10 or 17 March, and will remain there for about three months, his QSL manager reports. In his spare time Take will operate CW as JG8NQJ/JD1. QSL via JA8CJY (direct) or JG8NQJ (bureau).


KH7, HAWAII. Fred, NA2U, will be active as KH7M (remotely) from the Pu'u O'o Radio Club station and during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to either I0MWI (world-wide) or KH6ZM (stateside).


KH9, WAKE ISLAND. A couple different sources are reporting that Randy, WW6RG, will be returning to Wake Island and will be active as WW6RG/KH9. Activity will be limited to his spare time on the following days: March 21st, March 26th and April 1st. Watch 20/17 meters SSB around 0430-0700z
on those days. The equipment he will be using is an IC-705 into an Alex- Loop. QSL only via WW6RG. No eQSL or LoTW.


KP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Albert, NH7A, will be active as KP4/NH7A from Puerto Rico during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or direct to F5VHJ.


LY - Celebrating the 31st anniversary of the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania (11 March 1990), special callsigns LY31A and LY11LY will be active on 1-31 March. An award is available, see https://www.qrz.com/db/ly11ly for information.


NP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as NP4DX in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op entry. Activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via M0OXO. See the Web page at: https://wp3c73.wixsite.com/wp3c


OA, PERU. Ed, W9SI, is currently active as OA4SS. He states on QRZ.com, "I am active on HF including the WARC bands, both on SSB and CW. My equipment includes a Kenwood TS-480 and a Drake L-4B linear. I also have a Kenwood TMV71A for two meters and 70 centimeters, but do not yet have an
antenna for 70 cms. My antennas are a TH7-DXX and inverted "V" dipoles for the 75-80, 40, 30, 17, 12 and 6 meter bands. I have a locally made omni-directional antenna for two meters. It is very difficult for me to make even CW contacts on 160 meters, where I use my shorted-out 80 meter
dipole as a long wire antenna. In Perú we can only operate on 160 meters between 1.800 and 1.850 MHz. In Perú, the amateur service may only use the lower half of the 75-80 meter band. Due to a regional agreement with several other countries, we can only operate between 3.500 MHz and 3.750
MHz." Look for Ed in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to K6BJ.


OE - The VIC Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (4U1A) is active again on all bands and modes as C7A (http://www.cqdx.ru/4u1a/c7a/) throughout March. This activity counts for Austria for DXCC, and for the Vienna International Centre for the CQ DX Marathon. QSL via UA3DX, direct or bureau.


OF60, FINLAND (Special Event). Members of the SSAB Raahe ARC will be active as OF60RR from Pattijoki between now and March 1st, 2022. Activity is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the start of "RAUTARUUKKI" steel plant's construction on May 1961. QSL via the Bureau or direct to OH8DR.


PJ7 - Tom, AA9A has been active again as PJ7AA from Sint Maarten (NA-105) since late February, and will remain there until 27 March. He operates CW, FT8 and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or direct to AA9A.


PQ213, BRAZIL (Special Event). Members of the Brazilian Radio Amateurs of CFN Rio de Janeiro will activate the special callsign PQ213CFN to celebrate the 213rd anniversary of the Brazilian Marine Corps. QSL via LoTW.


PX0, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. "DX-World.net" reports that the PX0N DXpedition (for May or June of this year) has been put on hold and the callsign will be changed. STAY TUNED!


SN0/SN100, POLAND (Special Event). Special event stations SN0ZOSP and SN100ZOSP are now active until February 5th, 2022, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Association of the Voluntary Fire Brigades of the Republic of Poland. QSL SN0ZOSP via SP9ODM and SN100ZOSP via SP9SPJ.


TG, GUATEMALA. Dwight, VE7BV, will once again be active as TG9BBV from Guatemala, between November 1-30th. Activity will be on holiday style on most bands. Operations will be mostly CW but with some SSB and FT8. QSL via VE7BV, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.


UA - R1934G, R108M, RG61PP and R1961G are the special callsigns which will be active from the Smolensk Oblast from 1 March until 30 April to commemorate the 87th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's birth (9 March 1934) and the 60th anniversary of his historic 108-minute first flight ("Pervyj Poljot") into outer space (12 April 1961).


UA0 - The RI0Q DXpedition team left Gaz-Sale on 5 March. Depending on weather conditions, they expect to arrive at Khatanga on 15 March. Indicatively, RI0Q is expected to be QRV from Bol'shoy Begichev Island (AS-152) no sooner than 17 March. Follow their progress on
https://www.iridium360.ru/guest/journey/cc42acc8. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.


V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Paul, KA5WPX, reports on QRZ.com that he "occasionally" operates as V7/KA4WPX or V73AX (Kwajalein Club station). Activity is on 160-10 meters using CW. Paul states on QRZ.com: "I can be found 3-4 nights (local) per week between 0730-0830 UTC on the lower 30 kc of the CW portions of 15m and 10m. I occasionally do similarly on 40m and 20m, and will try 80m and 160m when it's quiet. I am also keen on making contact on 6m, specifically 50.110 kHz CW or SSB. And finally, you are more likely to hear me using club station callsign, V73AX."
QSL via the address on QRZ.com.


Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Massimo, IZ0EGB, is still there working and active as Z81B. He has been heard on 7140 kHz at 2200z, 18143 kHz between 0900-1030z, 7074 kHz at 2149z on FT8, 18100 kHz between 1930-2145z on FT8, 18140 kHz between 1000-1110z, 3573 kHz between 2212-2300z on FT8 and
14190 kHz between 1500-1600z. QSL via IZ0EGA, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW.


ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Operators John/K6AM, Daniel/N6MJ, Martin/NN1C and Scott/K7ZO will be active as ZF1A on Grand Cayman Islands (NA-016) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Multi-Single entry. Look for activity outside of the contest on 160-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters. QSL via LoTW.

Iota News
AS-152. (Reminder) Members of the Arctic Legends Team (RT9K), are expected to be active as RI0Q from Bolshoj Begichev Island soon. To achieve their goal to operate from Bolshoj Begichev Island, the team has to travel 3624 km (by snowmobiles 1812 km*2). The latest info indicates: "The RI0Q team plans to arrive in Norilsk on March 7th. A few days later they will depart for Khatanga arriving there on March 15th (weather dependent)."
This is the fifth expedition from the cycle "Legends of the Arctic". For more details, see https://www.qrz.com/DB/RI0Q


Qsl Info
EA5GL (now) Qsl Manager for: 8Q7MS, CB7FT, OY9JD


P6AE, Reported on cluster, several times, should be 8P6AE

No info received


New Version of WSJT-X 2.4.0-rc2 March 5 2021


ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (SSB) ---> Object of the contest is for W/VE amateurs to work as many stations in as many DXCC Entities as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 metre bands, while DX stations (also including KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE amateurs in as many of the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible (complete rules can be found at http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx). This year's event will be held on 6-7 March (00.00-23.59 UTC). Give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained by Bill, NG3K: https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxs2021.html - good contest to you all!


QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 18,876 cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2011-20), 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), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged: www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php