Het DX-nieuws van week 13- 2020. Ook nu weer verzameld door Henk - PD3H.

Weinig nieuws, veel annuleringen, helaas!
Belangrijk punt van aandacht:
De Clublog computer wordt (grotendeels) beschikbaar gesteld voor Carona onderzoek
Dus men zal hinder ondervinden, bij inloggen, of helemaal niet kunnen inloggen...

DXcalender 2020Mar 

******************************* D X N E W S by PD3H ********************************
************************************* Sources: ******************************************
****************************** 425DXNews, DX-World *********************************
****************************** OPDX, OKDXA, Twitter *********************************


CE0Y - Subject to the lifting of the current travel restrictions, a Polish team (SP3CYY, SP3GEM, SP6EQZ, SP6IXF, SP9FOW and SP9RCL) will be active as XR0YSP from Easter Island (SA-001) on 15-30 September. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 160-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via SP6IXF. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL within six months after the DXpedition ends. See http://xr0ysp.dxing.pl/ for more information.

KL - Yuri N3QQ, Vyacheslav OK8AU, Yuri UA9OBA and maybe a couple of other operators expect to be active as KL7RRC/p from Kiska Island (NA-070) on 10-15 June, and as KL7RRC from Adak Island (NA-039) on 17-19 June. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound) with three stations. QSL via N7RO. Bookmark https://www.na-234.com/ for updates.

OK - Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Czechoslovak DX Club, special callsign OL30DXC will be active on all bands and modes from now until 31 December. A special QSL card will be sent automatically via the bureau; direct cards go via OK2PXJ.

OZ - Special callsign OZ75MAY will be active on all bands and modes on 1-10 May to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Denmark (5 May 1945). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL, or via OZ1ACB. A special award will be available for working OZ75MAY/p and OZ75MAY/xx using different suffix extensions; see https://oz75may.oz0j.dk/ for information.

PA - Special event station PA75ASN will be active from 1 April to 10 May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the city of Assen during World War II. QSL via the bureau (preferred), or direct to PA0VCC.

S5 - Radioclub Slovenska Bistrica (S59FOP) will be active as S50EARTH in April for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. QSL via eQSL only. Established in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

SU - Tom, DL2RMC is currently active as SU9TH from Cairo, Egypt at least until the end of April. He operates FT8/FT4 ("but also CW and SSB during weekends in operating events") on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via DL2RMC; he will upoload his log to Club Log, LoTW and eQSL.



COVID-19 PANDEMIC ---> Travel restrictions, self-isolation requirements as
well as general health and safety issues arising from the coronavirus
pandemic are affecting quite a number of operations and amateur radio
events, which have been cut short, postponed or cancelled.
HS0ZME------------curtailed on 15 March
3B8XF---------------curtailed on 16 March
PJ7AA---------------curtailed on 20 March
PJ2/DK5ON--------15-31 March -------postponed to March 2021
VP2V/K0NR--------16-24 March--------cancelled
VP2V/KB9DPF-----16-24 March--------cancelled
XR8RRC/p-----------19-21 March--------cancelled
CE0Y/VE7ACN------19-30 March--------cancelled
VU4R-----------------20-31 March---------postponed until further notice
TU2R-----------------23 March-3 April----postponed until later in the year
FM/EA1BP----------24-31 March---------cancelled
CP6/R7AL-----------24 March-6 April----cancelled
CP6/RK8A-----------24 March-6 April----cancelled
CP6/RW9JZ---------24 March-6 April----cancelled
CP6/RZ3K-----------24 March-6 April----cancelled
ZF2PG----------------25-30 March---------cancelled
ZC4MK---------------26 March-1 April----cancelled
VP5/W2TT----------26 March-2 April----cancelled
VP5/AF3K-----------26 March-2 April----cancelled
VP5P-----------------28-29 March----------cancelled
TO7BP---------------28-29 March----------cancelled
XW4XR--------------30 March-12 April----cancelled
4V5H-----------------9-15 May--------------postponed until later in the year
V62P------------------------May--------------postponed until further notice
V62S------------------------May--------------postponed until further notice

Other cancelled operations include PZ5G (IOTA DXpedition by DJ4EL to SA-092, planned for April), and a large scale DXpedition to the Chesterfield Islands (planned for October and postponed until sometime in 2021).
Among the cancelled events are the 2020 Hamvention (15-17 May) and its related dinners and associated events, two YOTA sub-regional camps (Balkans On The Air planned for 3-6 April in Serbia and Nordics On The Air planned for 10-13 April in Norway), the CQ WPX SSB Contest Youth Contest Program in Croatia, and the 17th IARU HST World Championship (planned for 20-24 August
in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia).


IOTA DXPEDITION POSTPONED ---> Cezar, VE3LYC and Adrian, KO8SCA expected to be active as V62P from Polap Atoll (OC-155), and as V62S from Satawal Atoll (OC-299, new one for IOTA) during the first half of May. "The Federal travel restrictions to Micronesia have been lifted", VE3LYC reported on 15 March, "but the states and even island communities can issue their own restrictions as they consider fit. This results in a rather fluid situation, which can change with very short notice. In view of this, our expedition plan is postponed until such a time when it can materialize". Updates will be posted to https://v6iota.weebly.com/.


RI0B ---> The team reached Rastorguyev Island (AS-068) on 16 March, but an unexpected storm prevented them from starting operations until the 18th. Amid aurora conditions, temperatures well below the freezing point and further gale force winds, they will be QRV until the local evening of 21 March. QSL via Club Log's OQRS; the log will be uploaded after the end of the DXpedition.

RSGB CONTEST RULES CHANGES ---> As a result of the UK government’s recent advice on social distancing, the RSGB HF Contest and VHF Contest Committees have decided that, with immediate effect and until the end of June 2020, they will no longer accept multi-operator contest entries for any RSGB Contest. Single operator entries from shared stations will also not be accepted, unless the station is being shared by family members living at the same postal address. In early June they will decide if the IOTA Contest and other events can go ahead as planned. See https://www.rsgbcc.org/cv19.shtml for the complete announcement.



Dear all,

Today, I have allocated 100% of Club Log's computing resources to scientific research into COVID-19 proteins, as part of the Folding@Home project.

Club Log is contributing 120 CPU cores (most running at 3.4GHz) to this project. I have taken the decision to give this work higher priority than Club Log's usual amateur radio functions, so you may see uploads take slightly longer. I do not think most users will notice the additional wait, but I've added a warning to the upload form inside Club Log to explain. I am also looking at dedicating many more computers through my primary business (Third Light).

You can read more about this distributed computing project at https://foldingathome.org/2020/03/15/coronavirus-what-were-doing-and-how-you-can-help-in-simple-terms/.

You can help, too, by contributing your own computer to the project. If you have a recent home computer with a good graphics card, and if a lot of people make a contribution, it will make a significant difference to the research, potentially reducing decades of work to a far shorter time frame that will make a practical difference this year. Before you rush in, bear in mind that you may incur extra energy costs and produce more heat as your computer will be continually operating at 100% CPU when you are not using it (this is ok on server equipment but make sure you know what you're doing if you are using a normal home computer).

To read more, start by opening https://foldingathome.org and follow the instructions to download the client for Windows or Mac if you wish.

Club Log has a Folding@Home team, number 246763.

Finally, I must let you know that I am stretched quite thinly at work as everything is up in the air. I know others will be experiencing this too. At the moment, I cannot spare much time for the Club Log helpdesk other than at the weekends. Sorry if there is any additional delay replying, but don't worry, Dick W4PID has joined our helpdesk and is already doing a wonderful job taking on your questions. Please also send your support to Marios, 5B4WN, who I am sure will be part of front-line medical efforts to save lives in the coming weeks.

To friends of Club Log everywhere, may I take this chance to send you my best wishes. Thanks for making it possible for Club Log to contribute to the Folding@Home project. I also hope you will find amateur radio can fill your days with something familiar and enjoyable! Stay well.

Michael G7VJR