Het DX-nieuws van week 12 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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4X73, ISRAEL (Special Event/Contest). Operators Ruben/4Z5FI and Jan/4X1VF will be active as 4X73T during the Holy Land Contest between 2100 UTC, Friday, April 16th, and 2100 UTC, Saturday, April 17th. The special contest callsign is being used to celebrate 73rd anniversary of Israel's Independence. This will be the first time 4XFF-019 will be activated from the Dead Sea area and will take place from a very rare Holy Land Square L19BL. A special QSL will be sent out for every contact. QSL via the Bureau.


A25, BOTSWANA. The Russian team continues to be active as A25RU from Botswana near Gaborone until March 28th. Activity will be on various HF bands (160-10m; NO 60m) and QO-100 SAT (depends on propagation) with the priority to most distant regions (NA and ASIA), using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H) modes. QSL via R7AL, ClubLog's OQRS, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details and updates, see: https://rv6ali.wixsite.com/botswana2021


BP0, TAIWAN. Members of the Amateur Radio Taipei (ART) will be active from Taoyuan City (WW Loc. PL04pv) as BP0P during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are: Jie/BV3UB, YaoJun/BV5OO and Lee/BX2AAH. QSL via BP0P. QSL also OK via ART QSL Service.


C6 - Steve, KG4LJB has been active as C6AJB from Eleuthera (NA-001), Bahamas since 13 March, and will remain there until the 27th.
QSL via LoTW and eQSL only. Daily updates are being posted to


C6 - AA7JV, KN4EEI, W6IZT and W8HC will be active again as C6AGU from Water Cay
(NA-001), Bahamas on 22-30 March, including activity during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. They will be using a "Radio In a Box" (RIB) station - see https://www.qrz.com/db/c6agu.
QSL via LoTW or via HA7RY.


CT9 - Helmut, DF7EE will be active as CT9/DF7EE from Madeira (AF-014) on 20-31 March. He will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as CQ3W (most likely) or CR3W. QSL CT9/DF7EE via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS; QSL CQ3W via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS; QSL CR3W via LoTW and
DL5AXX's OQRS (http://www.dl5axx.de/dxlog/).


DL - Special callsign DP70HSC will be in use throughout 2021 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Radio Telegraphy High Speed Club (http://www.highspeedclub.org/). QSL via the bureau and LoTW.


EA - The Mike Delta Victor DX Group (EA3RKM) is active as EH3DWN from 15 March to 1 April to mark World Down Syndrome Day (21 March). QSL via LoTW and eQSL only. See https://mikedeltavictor.com/ for more information.


FM/TO3, MARTINIQUE. Marius, ON4RU/OQ3R, will be active as FM/OQ3R from Laurent's (FM5BH) QTH on Martinique (NA-107) between May 23rd and June 5th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW only. He will also be active as TO3F during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as Single-Op entry. QSL both callsigns via ON4RU direct.


FM/TO7, MARTINIQUE. Miguel, EA1BP, will be active as FM/EA1BP from Martinique (NA-107) between October 27th and November 5th. Activity will be holiday style on various bands using CW and SSB (NO Digital). He will also be active as TO7O during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as Single-Op/All-Band/(QRP/LP/HP???)/Assisted entry. QSL via EA1BP, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW. Visit his Web page at: https://www.ea1bp.com


HL - Lee, HL1IWD will be active holiday style as HL1IWD/5 from Koje Island (AS-081) on 2-4 April. He will operate CW and some FT8 on 40-20 metres. QSL via the bureau, or direct to EA5GL.


J42, GREECE. Savas, SV2AEL, will be active using the contest and special event station callsign J42A until March 31st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4. He will also be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via SV2AEL, direct, eQSL or LoTW. Online log and live streaming at: https://clublog.org/livestream/J42A
The J42A callsign is a valid station for the 200 Years of Greek Independence Award. See QRZ.com for details.


JW - Stian, LB5SH will be active as JW/LB5SH from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen
(EU-026), Svalbard on 25-28 March. He will operate SSB and FT8, and will participate in the
CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as JW2T.


JW, SVALBARD. Peter, LA7QIA, will once again be active as JW7QIA from the SARK (Svalbard Amateur Radio Club) station on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WW Loc. JQ68) until about April 8th. Activity will be limited to his spare time usually with a focused on 6 meters and possibly on 70 MHz, using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign.


KH9 - Randy, WW6RG is an airline pilot, and he is scheduled to be on Wake Island on 23 March, 26 March and 1 April. He plans to operate QRP SSB on 20 and 17m between 4 and 7.30 UTC. QSL direct to WW6RG; he does not use LoTW.


KL - Keith, KL2JE has been active from Dutch Harbor, Unalaska Island (NA-059) since 14 March, and will remain there until 10 April, The Daily DX reports. In his spare time he is QRV on 20 metres FT8. Note that on 7-10 March he operated from Adak Island (NA-039).


LZ200, BULGARIA (Special Event). Look for special event callsign LZ200GSR to be active from Sofia between April 1-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Georgi Sava Rakovski (1821-1867), a famous publicist, writer, historian, ethnographer and creator of the
revolutionary movement for the liberation of Bulgaria. QSL via LZ1XM or by the Bureau.


P4, ARUBA. John, KK9A, will once again be active as P40A from Aruba (SA-036) between March 24-28th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW ad SSB. Operations will include activity in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th). QSL via WD9DZV direct.


P4 - Jean-Pierre, P43A is active as P45A from 15 March to 15 April, including participation in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. The special prefix celebrates the 45th anniversary of Aruba's National Anthem and Flag (both adopted on 18 March 1976), as well as the 35th anniversary since the enaction of "status aparte" for the country. QSL via P43A.


PA - PF44F is the special callsign that Enno, PF5X will use to promote the Flora & Fauna Netherlands Programme (http://www.pa-ff.nl/). The first activity will take place on 21 March from Grensmaas, part of the Natura 2000 European network of protected nature areas.
QSL via LoTW; paper cards will not be available.


PA - Three members of the Netherlands Telegraphy Club (namely PA3HEN, PA7RA and PG4I) will be active as PA50AGCW on 1-31 May to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Activity Group CW. QSL via PA3HEN, direct or bureau.


R105, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the International Ham Aviators Club "Fifth Ocean" will activate the special event station R15MAKS between now and March 28th. Activity is dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the Russian fighter aviation. QSL via RZ5D (only paper).


R15, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the International Ham Aviators Club "Fifth Ocean" will activate the special event station R15MAKS between July 20-25th. Activity is to celebrate the bi-annual International Aviation and Space Show which is held in Zhukovsky City
in the Moscow region. See QRZ.com for more details. QSL via UA3DJ, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL (R15MAKS).


SP - Members of the Piastowski Amateur Radio Club (SP6PAZ) will be active as SO100PS on 1-31 May to commemorate the centenary of the third Silesian Uprising (2 May-21 July 1921). The Silesian Uprisings ("Powstania Slaskie") were a series of three armed conflicts in Upper Silesia from 1919 to 1921 in which Poles and Polish Silesians sought to break away from Germany and join the new Polish Republic, founded after World War I. QSL via SP6PAZ and LoTW.
See https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/?page=award&id=88 for more information.


TC18GL via eQSL. This is a special event callsign in accordance of the anniversary of Gallipoli Naval Victory and the memorial of those who lost their lives on this aim. Activity was by TANGO ALFA, TAMAD, and ATRO Ham Radio Clubs, between March 15-19th.


VC3, CANADA. Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as VC3T during both CQWW WPX SSB & CW Contests (SSB March 27-28th/CW May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power or Low-Power entry. QSL via VE3DZ.


VI100/VK100, AUSTRALIA (Update/Special Event). The following is a press release by Stuie, VK8NSB, Station Manager VI100AF & VK100AF (dated March 13th) [edited]: "The Royal Australian Air Force - 100 Year Centenary.
VK100AF & VI100AF" -- Since both VI100AF & VK100AF hit the airways on March 1st, 2021, 18 of the 46 operators have now used the VI100AF callsign for a total of 4661 QSOs. 12 of the 46 operators have used the VK100AF callsign for a total of 3612 QSOs. The bands have not been the best, but the operators are working hard to ensure that they are active as much as possible during their allocated period with the specified callsign. Log books are uploaded to OQRS & LoTW the day after each operators allocated time, so please if you see a '' Not in Log '' , try again in a few days' time, but in the meantime work the station again if you're not 100% sure of the QSO. The QSL card is now being finalized with the designer and will be at the printers very soon, we expect to be sending
the QSL card out in late April.


VK0, ANTARCTICA. Paul, VK2PAD, is currently stationed at Casey Station as an instrument electrician and trades supervisor and is active as VK0PD. Length of stay is not known. Activity will be on 40/20 meters. The equipment that he has is an IC7300 and IC705, 300w linear amplifier, 3 x 10m telescoping fiberglass poles and loads of wire to build antennas. QSL via eQSL.


VK9C, COCOS KEELING ISLANDS (Update). Members of the Northern Corridor Radio Group (NCRG) continue to be active as VK9CE from Cocos Keeling Islands (OC-003) until March 23rd. Activity is 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.


VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators Jim/K4QPL and Eric/NR4O will be active as VP5/homecall from Providenciales sometime in the coming week. The duo will be there for the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) signing as VP5M as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL VP5M via K4QPL or LoTW. QSL all others via their home callsign.

W - Mark, K0EJ plans to be active from Dauphin Island (NA-213), Alabama on 21-26 March. In his spare time he will operate CW only on 40, 20 and 15 metres.


XE - Look for Isma, XF3/XE1JC and Mark, XF3/XE1B to be active from Holbox Island (NA-045) on 19-25 March. They will operate SSB with a focus on 20 and 40 metres.


YB0, INDONESIA. Pri, YB0ECT, from Jakarta, will be active during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry. QSL via W2FB only!


YB - Anton, YB5QZ and other four operators (YB5WIR, YB5OB, YC5TEB and YD5NDR) will be active as 7D5RI from Rupat Island (OC-245) on 26-28 March. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 80-10 metres, and will not participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via operator's instructions; the log will be uploaded to LoTW.


YN/H7, NICARAGUA (Update). Operators Myron/KN6GHM and Trevis/YN7ZTR will be active as YN1YN from Guanacastillo, Nicaragua, during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as Multi-Op entry. QSL via LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Outside of the contest, Myron, KN6GHM, will be active as H7/KN6GHM between March 22-30th. QSL via his home callsign, direct, eQSL or LoTW.



Iota News
AS-140. Operators Manju/S21AM, Fazlay/S21IRC and possibly Aminul/S21D will be active as S21DX from Manpura Island between December 16-22nd. They will operate with two stations (w/100w) into one multi-band beam, two verticals and 1 multi-band inverted V. Activity will be mainly SSB on 10m, 15m, 20m and some 40m if propagation permits. QSL via ED7DX, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. They are looking for support. For more details and updates, see: https://s21dx.org

AS-149. (Update) A Russian team to be active as RI0FM from Moneron Island (WW Loc. QN06pf, RR-16-01, RDA SL-16, WFF RFF-193, Asiatic Russia) between July 15-31st. Operators mentioned are Andrey/R9YU, Vladimir/UA3A, Vladimir/RN5A, Eugene/RX3AMI, Alexander/RA3DS and Mikhail/RA9Y. Activity will be on 160/80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/2 meters and 70cm, using CW, SSB and FT-8 (F/H), with two stations (2x Elecraft K3 w/amps) on the air. Operations will include an entry in RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL via RW6HS. For more details and updates,
see: https://ri0fm.ru

AS-152. (Update) Members of the Arctic Legends Team (RT9K), are expected to be active as RI0Q from Bolshoj Begichev Island anytime soon (probably March 21st or by the time you read this!). 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 OPDX.1480/1482/1494 or:
Pictures/Videos/Details are also available on Igor's (UA9KDF)
Twitter page at: https://twitter.com/ua9kdf

EU-068. Members of the Radio Club Du Bassin Minier (F6KJS) are organizing DXpedition to the Isle of Sein (IOTA rank 51.4%, WW Locator IN78NA79) between May 27th and June 7th. Their special callsign will be TM6KJS. There will be 10 operators (9 on the island and 1 assistant in Burgundy). Operators mentioned are Didier/F6BCW, Pascal/F1MNQ, Pierre/F1TCV, Jean-Pierre/F0EWK, Lilian/F5SIK, Michel/F5LRL, Keith/VE7KW, Jean-Michel/F1COB, Jean-Michel/F4EHA and Christian/F4CXO. Activity will be on 80m-23cm using 6 stations. QSL info will be determined. Visit
their Web site at: https://tm6kjs.f6kjs.fr/en/home

NA-045. Operators Isma/XE1JC and Mark/XE1B will be active as XF3/XE1JC and XF3/XE1B from Holbox Island between March 19-25th. Activity will be focused on 40/20 meters SSB.

NA-059. Keith, KL2JE, is now active from Unalaska Island until April 10th. Activity is during his spare time on 20 meters FT8. QSL via address on QRZ.com.

OC-245. (Update) Operators Anton/YB5QZ, Wir/YB5WIR, Endy/YB5OB, Ria/YC5TEB and Syahril/YD5NDR were expected to to be active as 7D5RI from Rupat Islands, in the Sumatra Coastal Islands, within the Riau Province of Indonesia, between March 26-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL via LOTW preferred.

OC-268. (Video) A YD7RV/P DXpedition video to Laut Kecil Islands --
The video is about 7 minutes long and available at:

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HAM RADIO TOWERS ---> The complete video recording of Don Daso's K4ZA recent
presentation "Safety in All Aspects of Ham Radio Towers" is now available on
the Madison DX Club's YouTube channel: the direct link can be found on
http://www.madisondxclub.org/MDXC_Programs.html. Don is a tower professional
and author of "Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs. A Guide to Design, Instal-
lation and Construction", published by the ARRL.


OH NORTHERN LIGHT 100-YEAR CERTIFICATE ---> The Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL) is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To earn the "OH Northern Light 100-year Certificate" (OH-NL-100), contact fifty OH and fifty OF stations during 2021 (a special OF prefix will be launched to all OH stations on 15 September), and ten specially featured Finnish stations ("multipliers").
Multiplying your QSO points (maximum 100) by your multiplier value (max 10) will give you your score - maximum of 1000 points. The ten multipliers are:
OF2HQ------to be used by the SRAL team in the IARU HF World Championship on 10-11 July)
OF9X---------Santa Claus station, Old-Father-9-Xmas
OG2B---------representing the OH2B NCDXF Propagation Beacon
OH0W--------Aland Islands
OH100SRAL--the official SRAL centennial jubilee station
OH2A----------the SRAL HQ station in Helsinki
OH2YOTA-----Finlands' Youngsters On The Air
OH6SRAL------used by OH6ZS when transmitting SRAL news bulletins on Saturdays
OI3AX----------representing the various OI-prefixed amateur radio stations in the Finnish Defence Forces)
OJ0C-----------Market Reef
All who score 1000 points and the top-ten continental highest scorers will receive their OH-NL-100 certificate signed by Santa Claus. A special lottery will feature additional special prizes that will be announced later. Your log extract should be sent to the Santa Claus offices (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) during
January 2022. The same address will answer all questions relating to this centennial activity.


REBEL DX GROUP'S PLANS ---> "Things are going slow during pandemic, but we are going forward with our plans", the Rebel DX Group posted to Facebook on 15 March. "After visiting South Africa 2 months ago, we can confirm that all equipment is ready for this year 2021 (November-December) Bouvet operation part 2. We really hope this time wild ocean will cooperate with us.
In the mean time we are finally going back to our Rebel vessel located in Fiji. Plans are to go back to Conway Reef for 3 weeks, Rotuma for 3 to 4 weeks and some very rare IOTAs around 3D2 zone. We will be testing some our new ideas to operate five different stations on FT8 (Fox & Hound) at the same time by one operator (no robots involved!)". See the Rebels' FB page
(https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup/) for more information.


RI0Q ---> After a good share of trials and tribulations, on 18 March the RI0Q team were approaching the village of Syndassko (some 200km away from Bol'shoy Begichev as the crow flies) when the tracker stopped working. They might be QRV anytime soon, depending on local conditions. The diary of the DXpedition: https://legendsarctic.com/dnevnik_ekspedicii_ri0b_2_2.


VI100AF & VK100AF --- > Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force, both VI100AF (4661 QSOs so far) and VK100AF (3612 QSOs) have been active since
1 March. The logs are uploaded to M0URX's OQRS (https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php) and LoTW the day after each operator's allocated time. The QSL card is now being finalized with the designer and will be at the printers very soon ("we expect to be sending the QSL card out in late April").


MDXC VIDEO PRESENTATION (A Club Online Feature Program). The Madison DX Club (MDXC) [http://www.madisondxclub.org/]has available on their Web page (and YouTube.com) an interesting presentation video called "Safety in all aspects of Ham Radio Towers Presented by Don Daso, K4ZA." Video is about 54 minutes long. To view it, go to:


NCDXF NEWS. You can now view the Northern California DX Foundation, INC. (NCDXF) 2021 Spring newsletter by clicking on the link below to download it at: