Het DX-nieuws van week 11 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.


4U1U, UNITED NATIONS. From the FaceBook page of the United Nations Amateur Radio Club (4U1UN); they posted on March 9th: To all the stations calling but couldn't get through, we apologize. The noise floor at UNHQ is often S9, sometimes +10 over. That's the issue of having a vertical 450 feet up in the middle of Manhattan!


8Q - Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR) will be active holiday style as 8Q7MS from the Maldives
(AS-013) from 28 March to 10 April. He will operate CW with some SSB on mainly 40-15 metres. QSL via LoTW, or EA5GL.


A2 - Vasily R7AL, Vlad R9LR, Mike RU3UR and Leo UI8J will be active as A25RU from Botswana on 15-26 March. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound) on 160-10 metres with four stations. They also plan to be QRV on QO-100. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, and eventually LoTW.
See https://rv6ali.wixsite.com/botswana2021 for more information.


CN - Special event station CN21JIF will be active on 19-22 March from Ourika Valley in the Moroccan High Atlas. QSL via RW6HS. The suffix stands for Journee Internationale des Forets, the International Day of Forests established by the UN General Assembly and observed annually
on 21 March.


F - Special callsign TM150PAR will be active for fifteen days between 20 March and 16 May to mark the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, the revolutionary government that ruled Paris (18 March-28 May 1871) and had significant influence on the ideas of Karl Marx.
QSL via F4HZS.


FM, MARTINIQUE (NA-107). Laurent, FM5BH, will be active during the CQWW IWPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W3HNK or LoTW. PLEASE no dupes. Checkout the FM5BH Contest Station (Rental) on the Web at: http://www.fm5bh.com


FS - Barring Covid-related restrictions, Janusz, SP9FIH will be active as TO1K from Saint Martin (NA-105) from 22 March to 5 April. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call. Updates will be posted to http://fs.dxpeditions.org/.


GB0, ENGLAND (Special Event). Members of the Welland Valley ARS will be activating several stations on air during 2021 to celebrate the Patron Saints of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. (See OPDX.1503) This week they will celebrate St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) with the callsign GB0SP between March 16-18th. QSL via G4XEX.


GB100, WALES. John, MW1CFN, will be active as GB1004FTS from Anglesey Island (EU-005), island off the mainland's northwest coast, between March 25th and April 8th. Operations will be on various HF bands including 6 and 2 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force's No. 4 Flying Training School which opened up on April 1st, 1921. QSL via MW1CFN direct.


GW - John, MW1CFN will be active as GB1004FTS from Anglesey (EU-005) between 25 March and 8 April. He will operate SSB and digital modes on the HF bands, 6 and 2m. QSL via LoTW or direct. The special callsign celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force's
No. 4 Flying Training School, opened on 1 April 1921.


H7, NICARAGUA. Myron, KN6GHM, will be active as H7/KN6GHM from Guana- castillo during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign, direct, eQSL or LoTW.


I - Celebrating the 1600th anniversary of the founding of Venice, traditionally set on 25 March 421, and the 75th anniversary of ARI Venezia (http://www.arivenezia.it/), II3VE and IQ3VE will be active on various bands and modes from 15 March to 30 November. QSLs via the bureau.


OH - The SSAB Raahe Amateur Radio Club (OH8SSAB) will be active as OF60RR until 1 March 2022 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rautaruukki steel plant. QSL via the bureau, or direct to OH8DR.


PA96, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Alex, PA1AW, will be active with the special callsign PA96WARD celebrating "World Amateur Radio Day 2021" (WARD) on April 18th. It was on April 18th, 1925, that the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was formed in Paris. QSL via PA1AW.


PJ4, BONAIRE. Marty, W1MD, will be active as PJ4A from the "PJ4G Radio House" on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. Outside the contest, Marty will be active as PJ4/W1MD. QSL PJ4A via K4BAI or LoTW. QSL PJ4/W1MD via his
home callsign. Check out the "PJ4G Radio House" at: http://www.pj4g.com


PY - Special callsign PQ213CFN will be active on 5-31 March to celebrate the 213rd anniversary of the Brazilian Marine Corps, which traces its origin to March 1808. QSL via LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. A certificate will be available for download: http://www.gcen.org.br/ (after 10 April).


PY - Special callsigns ZZ5FLN and ZZ5FLORIPA will be active on 16-23 March to commemorate the 348th anniversary of the city of Florianopolis, the capital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.
A certificate will be available; see qrz.com for information.


R108, RUSSIA (Special Event). Pavel, RK3LC, will be active with the special callsign R108M from Smolensk, Russia, between now and April 30th. Activity is to commemorate the 87th anniversary of the birth of Yuri Gagarin (March 9th, 1934) and the 60th anniversary of his historic 108-minute first flight into outer space (April 12th, 1961). QSL via: Pavel Aleyev, Normandii-Nem
d.26, kv.44, Smolensk 214000, Russia.


R7, RUSSIA (Republic of Ingushetia). Operators Tim/R7QR, RA3ATX/RA3ATX, Dmitry/RA9USU, YL Elena/RC5A and Mussa/UA6QB will be active as R7QR from the Republic of Ingushetia (separate P-150-C entity) during next week's Russian DX Contest (RDXC) (March 20-21st) as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL via eQSL or LoTW. Ingushetia is the smallest region of the Russian Federation, not counting federal cities. The length of the republic from north to south is 144 km, from west to east - 72 km. Because of the territorial disputes the exact area of Ingushetia is unknown, in most
cases it varies from about 3,400 to 3,700 square kilometers.
For more details, see: https://www.qrz.com/lookup/R7QR


SO100, POLAND (Special Event). Members of the Piastowski Klub Krótkofalowców (SP6PAZ-SN6O) will activate the special event callsign SO100PS between May 1-31st. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the "Third Silesian Uprising - 1921-2021". Operations will be on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4. Operators mentioned
are Krzysztof/SP6DVP, Andrzej/SP6GCU, Janek/SP6IHE, Bogdan/SP6LUV, Jarek/SP6OJK, Andrzej/SP6RTX, Slawek/SP6ZC, and Boguslaw/SQ6NDC. QSL via SP6PAZ, by the PZK Bureau, direct, ClubLog or LoTW. A special diploma is available.
Details available at: https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/index.php?page=award&id=88


TO1, ST. MARTIN. Janusz, SP9FIH, is expected to be active as TO1K from Saint Martin Island (NA-105) between March 22nd and April 5th. This all depends on Covid-19 travel restrictions. Activity is usually on 160-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via SP9FIH or ClubLog's OQRS. Look
for updates at: http://fs.dxpeditions.org


UA - Look for Mikhail, R1MJ and Yulia, R1CBL to be active from Verperluda Island (EU-133) starting around 9 UTC on 13 March until around 11 UTC on the 14th. They will operate mainly SSB on 40 and 20m. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.


VK9C, COCOS KEELING ISLANDS (Reminder). Members of the Northern Corridor Radio Group (NCRG) will be active as VK9CE from Cocos Keeling Islands (OC-003) between March 16-23rd. Operators mentioned are Steve/VK6SJ, Wayne/VK6EH, Stu/VK6SSB, Gerald/VK6XI, Chris/VK6LOL, Brian/VK6BMA, Tim/VK6EI, Alex/VK6KCC, John/VK6NU and Brian/VK6MIT. Activity will be holiday
style on 80-10 meters (possibly 6m) using CW, SSB and FT8, with two radios and modest antennas. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog or eQSL. Paper QSL via EB7DX.


VK9HR WILLIS ISLAND DXPEDITION (Status Update). The following press release
was sent out by Ed, VK2JI, on March 10th [edited]:
I am glad to report on behalf of the group, that all is going well and
all is on schedule for November. Please add this into your calendars:
* The boat is chartered to leave Australia on November 3rd returning November 13th.
* Plans are being made around what equipment to take.
* The team is growing, the latest new member being Allan, VK6CQ, representing Western Australia.
* Coverage is planned for 160m through 10m on SSB/CW/Digital (6 meters being considered if time & equipment allows).
Details about location:
* Willis Island is currently No. 38 on the ClubLog most wanted list
* DXCC Country - Willis Islets
* WAZ zone - CQ 30.
* ITU Zone - 55.
* RSGB IOTA - OC-007.
* QTH Locator - QH43
This DX'Pedition is being organized and run by the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia.
HARAOA website: www.haraoa.com
73, Ed, VK2JI, Publicity Officer VK9HR Willis Island DX'Pedition.

YB - Ravi, YD7RV and Mas Jok, YD7HKV will be active as YD7RV/p and YD7HKV/p from the Laut Kecil Islands (OC-268) on 13-15 March. They plan to operate SSB and FT8 from Marabatua (13 March), Payongpayongan (14 March) and Denawan (15 March, maybe with a special callsign). All QSLs via EA5GL.


ZW61, BRAZIL (Special Event). Members of the LABRE-DF (PT2AAA) will activate the special event callsign ZW61DF to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the founding of Brasília, the Brazilian capital. Activity will be between April 1-30th. Operations will be on CW, SSB and FT8.
The QSL Manager is PT2GTI. Paper QSL via Bureau or direct with SAE + 2GS.


Iota News

AS-081. Sungki, HL1IWD, will be active as HL1IWD/5 from Koje Island between April 2-4th. Activity will be holiday style and during his spare time on 40/20 meters using mainly CW, with some FT8.
Equipment is a IC-706MK2 into a Buddipole antenna. QSL via EA5GL and QSLs will be sent via the Bureau after the operation.

AS-149. Look for a Russian team to be active as RI0FM from Moneron Island (RR-16-01, RDA SL-16, WFF RFF-193, Russia) between July 15-31st. Activity will be on various HF bands, including an entry in RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). Look for more details to be forthcoming.

AS-152. (Reminder) Members of the Arctic Legends Team (RT9K), are expected to be active as RI0Q from Bolshoj Begichev Island soon (possibly March 17th). The team headed to the island on March 11th. To achieve their goal to operate from Bolshoj Begichev Island, the team has to travel 3624 km (by snowmobiles 1812 km*2). For more details, see: https://www.qrz.com/DB/RI0Q
Pictures/Videos/Details are also available on Igor's (UA9KDF)
Twitter page at: https://twitter.com/ua9kdf

EU-123. Col, MM0NDX, reports that the MS0INT DXpedition Bass Rock is still on. The team consists of Declan/EI6FR, Col/MM0NDX, Jonathan/MM0OKG and a cameraman. The tentative dates are the
weekend of April 17-18th, 2021.

EU-133. Operators Mike/R1MJ and Julia/R1CBL were expected to be active as R1MJ/p and R1CBL/p from Verperluda Island this past weekend (March 13-14th). However, as of print time, we saw no QSNs. QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW. LAST MINUTE UPDATE: Eugene, RZ3EC, reports: "Expedition has been postponed. They had to evacuate because of the bad weather."

NA-048. Operators DJ/N4RRR, Jack/K4KSW, Terry/N4QBS and Jack/NN2T will be active as C6AHA from Bimini Island (USI FL05) between July 14-21st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. They expect to possibly have 5 radios using "beams - Hy-Gain TH3-MK4, Cushcraft MA5B, 40/80m Delta loops and Verticals. Their goal is to aim for Europe and Australia (for those who need them for the DXCC), and others that need the grid or island. DJ states, "I know it's not a Rare DX but it is a rare Island & grid. Great DxPedition for us Handi-hams and a vacation for the wife with the Covid restrictions going on."

OC-146. Members of ORARI Daerah Sulawesi Selatan Station DX Contest Club (7A8A) will be active from Makassar, Celebes (Sulawesi) Island (WW Loc. OI94ru), Indonesia. They will operate in various contests. QSL via 7A8A at: ORARI Daerah Sulawesi, Jl. Buakana Kompleks Pertamina Blok C, Makassar, Indonesia.

OC-268. By the time you read this, operators Ravie/YD7RV and Mas Jok/YD7HKV will be on the air from the island group called Laut Kecil Islands. Callsigns mentioned are YD7RV/P and YD7HKV/P.
They were expected to activate Marabatua Islands; Moresses Islands first on March 13th, on SSB, FT8 and (DV if possible). On March 14th, they will operate from Payongpayongan Island (same modes). Then on March 15th, they plan to activate and use a special callsign from Denawang Islands (Denawan National Park), a turtle conservation and breeding place.
QSL Manager is EA5GL.

Qsl Info
EA5GL (now) Qsl manager for: 9K2JJ, CB7FT
CB6I----------Radio Club Traiguen, Casilla 150, 4730000 Traiguen, Chile
DL21EURO--Andreas Christian Salder, Senner Hellweg 77a, 33659 Bielefeld, Germany
EA6URB-----Pau Balaguer Juaneda, Carretera d'Esporles 65, 07010 Palma (Illes Balears), Spain
ED7O--------Pedro L. Alvarez, Apartado Postal 306, 23700 Linares (Jaen), Spain
HV0A--------Francesco Valsecchi, Via Bitossi 21, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
II0IDR--------Alberto Mattei, Via Enrico Millo 20, 96010 Augusta SR, Italy
II3ICZ--------Gianpiero Loconsole, Via Pasqualigo 6/E Int.8, 30174 Mestre (VE), Italy
II9IGA-------Serafino De Filippi, Via Capitano Fiscale 7, 91100 Trapani TP, Italy
IO9A---------Antonello Scauso, Via Tenente Minniti 105, 98057 Milazzo ME, Italy
KH0W-------Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
OF60RR-----Kari Kanasaari, Kesahaantie 1, FI-92140 Pattijoki, Finland
YD6HNL-----Mario Otomosi Zebua, Dian Otomosi Hotel, Jl. Yos Sudarso Km 3.2, Gunungsitoli 22811, Indonesia
ZY2B--------Guilherme Vaz, Caixa Postal 121, Tatui - SP, 18270-970, Brazil
ZZ4A--------Fabio Lima, Rua Marilia 123, Serpa, Caieiras-SP, 07713-020, Brazil
No Info received

No info received


Morse Code Course by UBA


What is a HAM Mesh Network


Fully Wireless ICOM IC-705 to Computer Connection for Digital Modes (WSJT-X, JS8Call, WinLink)

CASS AWARDS ---> The Cass Awards honour the wisdom and spirit of Cass WA6AUD (SK), and encourage DXpeditions to maximize the number of DXers worked with a Plaque for the single-operator DXpedition that works the most unique callsigns within 2 weeks or less, and a Plaque for the "unlimited" DXpedition that works the most unique callsigns.
Janusz Wegrzyn, SP9FIH has won (for the fourth year in a row!) the 2020 Single-Operator Cass Award by working 6,845 unique stations during his oneman operation from Norfolk Island as VK9NK.
The HU1DL team (Andy Wolf DH8WR, Thomas Freimann DJ6TF, Werner Hasemann DJ9KH, Frank Milatz DL1KWK, Dietmar Lindner DL2HWA, Norbert Strauch DL2RNS, Georg Tretow DL4SVA, Olaf Matthaei DL7JOM, Rolf Thieme DL7VEE, and Franz Bernd DL9GFB) worked 19,456 unique stations from El Salvador to win the 2020 Unlimited Cass Award.
Presented annually, the Cass Awards are issued in March for DXpeditions during the preceding year. See http://www.cassaward.com/ for complete information.


RI0Q ---> The complete RI0Q team assembled at Noril'sk-Talnach and resumed the journey on 11 March. At 13 UTC on 12 March there were near the village of Volochanka, with still some 700 km as the crow flies for the snowmobiles convoy to drive before they reach their final destination (Bol'shoy Begichev Island, AS-152). See https://maps.findmespot.com/s/BG5T#live/assets.


RSGB COMMONWEALTH CONTEST ---> The 84th edition of the Commonwealth (BERU)
Contest (https://berucontest.wordpress.com) will be held on 13-14 March, from 10.00 UTC to 09.59 UTC, on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m CW. Only operators located within the United Kingdom and Crown Dependencies, Commonwealth or British Mandated Territories are eligible to enter.
IOTA VIDEO. An online IOTA presentation at a Redwood Empire DX Association (W6KB) meeting is now available on YouTube.com. The video is called "Why Chase Islands? - An Introduction to the IOTA Program by Cezar Trifu, VE3LYC", and is about 1:30+ long. To view it,
go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSF1wwOs7f8


ITALIAN SETTLER SPECIAL EVENT. To commemorate the 117th anniversary of the arrival of Italian settlers and the foundation of the locality of Capitan Pastene in southern Chile (Nova Italia at its beginnings), look for the following stations to be active between March 12-28th:
*II4CPC -- Operated by Associazione Radioamatoriitaliani, Carpi Section, Modena, ITALY
*LU6DK/D -- Operated by the Radio Club Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
*CB6I -- Operated for the Radio Club Traiguén, CHILE
Three special certificates will be available (see QRZ.com). QSLs can be sent direct to: RADIO CLUB TRAIGUÉN, Box N. 150 - CP 4730000, TRAIGUÉN, CHILE. QSL via the Bureau to IQ4DJ.


NEW CQ WPX ACTIVITY MAP. Randy, K5ZD, CQ WPX Web Manager, posted the following [edited]: "We are always looking for new and interesting ways to present the results of the CQ WPX Contest. Thanks to the efforts of Tom Morrison, K5TM, we can now display the number of entries over the
past 10 years from each DX entity in a visual form on a world map. The new CQ WPX Activity Map is available at: https://cqwpx.com/maps
The map shows the number of log entries from each country and each call area for USA, Canada, Japan and Russia. The mode and year is selected by the drop down menu at the top right of the map. The map color scheme is selected just below that. The map legend describes the color code.
Moving the mouse over a country or clicking on it will show the number of entries for that region. Enjoy! And let us know what you think.