Het DX-nieuws van week 13 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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3W, VIETNAM (Delayed). Brian, AA5H, who was expected to be active as 3W9OK from Da Nang (WW Loc. OK46), Vietnam, between March-April, has now delayed his operation until May-June due to Convid-19 restrictions.


4A, MEXICO. Alejandro, XE1EE, will be active as 4A5E from Querétaro, Mexico, during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th). QSL via LoTW and EA5ZD only.


4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW WPX SSB Contests (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via M0OXO or LoTW.


A25, BOTSWANA. The Russian team continues to be active as A25RU from Botswana near Gaborone until March 28th (QRT March 29th). Activity has been 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. They report that they have logged more than 1000 QSOs on Top-band. Total QSOs count as of March 25th, is 30,670 Qs with 9329 Unique callsigns. Breakdown count by mode: 11863/CW, 603/SSB and 18204/FT8. Breakdown by Continent (%): 1.1/AF, 15.3/AS, 61.2/EU, 19.9/NA, 0.6/OC and 1.9/SA. QSL via R7AL, ClubLog's OQRS, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. ClubLog's OQRS for QSL ordering will enabled after the end of expedition. For more details and updates, see:


A4, OMAN. Khalid, A41CK, will be active as A42K (club/contest callsign) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (##m) entry. QSL via LoTW and EA5GL.


CP - On 22 March Toni, EA5RM left for Bolivia, where he will be working on a non-governmental organization's project until 27 April. In his spare time he will operate SSB and digital modes as CP1XRM. QSL via EA5RM and LoTW.


DL - Celebrating World Amateur Radio Day, members of DARC’s Special Event Station Team will be active as DA21WARD from 1 April through June. QSL via the bureau, or direct to DK5ON.


E2, THAILAND. Operators YL JayCie/E20NKB, Champ/E21EIC, Tony/E24OYI, YL Bun/E25KAE and Mew/E29TGW will be active as E2A from Bangkok during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via E21EIC, LoTW or by the Bureau.


E2, THAILAND. Operators Beer/E21FYK, Colt/E23NEZ, Jack/HS1FVL, Nikorn/HS5NMF, YL Alice/HS5BQT and possibly others will be active as E2E from Bangkok during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via E23NEZ.


E7, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Zenica are using the special event callsign E7EGG from Zenica until March 31st. Activity is to celebrate the first day of spring each year. In the city of Zenica, there is the tradition of gathering and celebrating coming of spring, and on that day special tradition is to make breakfast and meals during the day with lot of eggs. The festival is also known as the "Festival of the scrambled Eggs." Eggs mark the beginning of new life, and people make enormous amounts of scrambled eggs to feed the masses for free. Many
people come to the gathering and enjoy the day with music and relax by the river. The festival is held each year in the park by the river in the central part of the city. QSL cards will be sent to all contacts. QSL via the Bureau to E71EZC.


FR, REUNION ISLAND (New Arrivals). Operators Phil/F5TRO and XYL Ann/F5BSB will be new arrivals and permanent residents on the island in May. Their callsigns will be FR8UA and FR8TZ, respectively. Phil states he will be active on 80-2 meters (and 70cm) at first, using CW, SSB and some Digital modes. QSL via direct or LoTW.


G - G5WS and G6ZZ will be used by the RSGB Contest Club to celebrate the centenary of the Transatlantic Tests which were held in the 1920s. The historic callsign 5WS was used by RSGB members from Wandsworth, in South London, during the third Transatlantic Tests (December 1922), while 6ZZ was used to test the practicability of radio communication to and from an express train using the amateur wavelengths (July 1924). QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.


GB5, GUERNSEY. Members of the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society (GARS) will activate the special event station GB5LIB between 0001 UTC, May 8th, and 2359 UTC, May 14th. Activity will be on all bands and modes from 160-10 meters, and maybe 4/6m if conditions allow. Some satellite operation is likely too, including QO100. The station will be on air to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the Liberation of the islands in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. QSL via LoTW (preferred), but see QRZ.com for more details.


HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Members of the Loma del Toro DX Club will be active as HI3LT from Loma del Toro, Santiago, during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via W2CCW.


JW, SVALBARD (Reminder). Stian, LB5SH, will be active as JW/LB5SH from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026), between now and March 28th. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and FT8. He will also be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) using the callsign JW2T. QSL JW/LB5SH and JW2T via LoTW or ClubLog.


JW, SVALBARD. There is a new station on Bear Island (EU-027) by the club "Bjørnøya Meteorologiske Stasjon" and the callsign is JW1I. We only saw one QSN on the PacketCluster and it was 20 meters SSB. QSL via the Bureau (LA). Erling, LB2PG, seems to manage the station per QRZ.com, and he is
there currently as JW/LB2PG.


K6, UNITED STATES (KA6LMS Special Event - Going QRT with a bang!) If you're a fan of Tim Allen's TV series "Last Man Standing", you'll have a final chance to contact the shows Amateur Radio Club station before it goes QRT. The KA6LMS radio special event station has been active since March 24th and will runs through March 30th, which is the show’s final day of shooting. Activity will be an all modes and bands; including the satellites. Fans will have the opportunity to work the bonus 1-by-1
stations; K6L, K6M, K6S, W6L, W6M and W6S. Stations from every callsign area will operate as KA6LMS/0 through KA6LMS/9, providing nationwide coverage. The remote operators are a virtual "who's-who" of ham celebrities, contesters and podcasters. Many will livestream their operations.
Check spotting sites like DXSummit for pop-up operations on any day and at any time during the event week. They expect the "on-stage" radios to be in operation from the studio in California on Saturday, March 27th at 18:00 UTC using 20 meters and on Sunday at 22:00 UTC using 40 meters.
Remote stations will act as relays to give everyone an opportunity to make contact with the stage. If you're a fan of digital modes, Saturday, March 27th, is your day. At 17:00 UTC - KA6LMS will be using D-STAR on reflector 12 Alpha, hosted by the PAPA Repeater System. At 19:00 UTC - The D-STAR action moves to reflector 30 Bravo, hosted by Georgia D-STAR. At 23:00 UTC - Amateur Logic. TV will host the KA6LMS Multi Mode QSO PARTY using: Allstar, DMR via Brandmeister, D-Star, NXDN, P25, Echolink, Hamshack Hotline, Wires-X and Yaesu System Fusion. A livestream of this activation will be available at: http://live.amateurlogic.tv
"Going QRT with a bang!" KA6LMS QSL cards will be available for stations who contact the stage directly or through relay stations. Special event certificates including "Clean Sweep" endorsements will be available via download. The KA6LMS radio event is sponsored by the Great South Bay
Amateur Radio Club's 12 Days of Christmas and K2Heros teams, in association with Amateur Logic.TV, The PAPA Repeater System and Georgia D-STAR. For
more information go to: http://www.gsbarc.org/lms
Watch a Youtube.com video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cd6IuEMWak


LZ - Special callsign LZ200GSR will be active on 1-30 April to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Georgi Sava Rakovski (1821-1867), a prominent figure in the revolutionary movement for the liberation of Bulgaria. QSL via LZ1XM.


NP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as WP3C in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) 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


OL75, CZECH REPUBLIC (Special Event). Members of the Radioclub Chrudim will be active as OL75KCR from Chrudim to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the foundation of Radioclub Chrudim. Activity will be from April 1st until December 31st, 2021. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.


OM - Radioklub Partizanske (OM3KAP/OM7M, https://om7m.org) will be active as OM77PA in various contests throughout 2021. The special callsign pays a tribute to Peter Martiska (OM3PA), the club's chairman and leading operator for fifty years, who passed away on 3 January aged 77. QSL via OM4MM.


OZ - Special callsign OZ75BO will be activated from Bornholm Island (EU-030) on 1-11 April to celebrate the 75th anniversary since the Soviet forces left the island after World War II (5 April 1946). Also, special callsign OZ75MAY will be re-activated during the same time frame. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW and eQSL; paper cards should be sent direct to OZ1ACB. A number of certificates will be available, see https://oz75may.oz0j.dk/ for information.


OK - Special callsign OL75KCR will be active from 1 April until 31 December to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Radioclub Chrudim (OK1KCR). QSL via Club Log's OQRS.


PA - Ruud, PG1R will be active as PG96WARD on 1-30 April to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day 2021. He operates RTTY, PSK and SSB. QSL via PG1R (direct or bureau) and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.


PT1, BRAZIL. Members of the CDR Group Contest Team will be active with the special callsign PT1K from Brazil during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Multi-Transmitter Distributed entry. They will be on all bands simultaneously with 5 stations. Operators mentioned are
Átila/PP1KV, Rans/PP2CC, Paulo/PT2AW, Danilo/PY2DMZ, Billy/PY2LCD, Eduardo/PY2MP and Alex/PY4AZ. QSL via EA7FTR or LoTW.


PY - Special callsign ZW61DF will be active on 1-30 April to commemorate the 61st anniversary of Brasilia. The city was founded on 21 April 1960, to serve as the new federal capital of Brazil and seat of government of the Distrito Federal. QSL via PT2GTI, direct or bureau.


PZ - Markus, DJ4EL has had to postpone his early April trip to Suriname He now expects to be QRV as PZ5GE from the mainland between 9 and 23 October, and as PZ5G from Papegaaien Island
(SA-092) on 15-18 October. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call, direct or bureau.


TC3, TURKEY. Operators Ömür/TA3A, Ali/TA3E, Mert/TA3EJ, Ergün/TA3TK, Husamettin/TA3LHH, Ali/TA4PR, Kaan/TA4VA and Arif/TA4OA will be active as TC3A during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LoTW only.


TC7, TURKEY. Golken, TA7AZC, and members of the Giresun Amateur Radio Society (GITRAD) Contest Team will be active as TC7G during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via TC7G, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.


TM21, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club du Val D'issole will activate TM21OG from Le Castellet, France, between July 23rd and August 8th. Activity is to celebrate this year's Olympic Games in Japan. Operations will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK, RTTY and FT8/FT4.
QSL via F4GPB, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog or LoTW.


TO1, ST. MARTIN (Update). Janusz, SP9FIH, is on Saint Martin Island (NA-105) and will be active as TO1K until April 5th. He states, "My QTH in Saint Martin has very little space for antennas. I will operate until Friday, March 26th, on 60, 30, 17 and 12m. From Saturday, March 27th, operation will be on 40, 30, 20 and 15 meter bands." Activity will be on SSB, RTTY and FT8. Operations will include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry (He states, "if
my antennas survive"). QSL via SP9FIH or ClubLog's OQRS. Look for updates
at: http://fs.dxpeditions.org


VK_ant - Stationed at Casey Station (Antarctica) until November at least, Paul, VK2PAD is active as VK0PD in his spare time. Currently he has "a 20/40m dipole 10m above ground level and have made some contacts on 20m", he says. QSL via EB7DX.


VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS (SA-002). The Falkland Islands will have a new operator in May. Matthew, M0ZMS, informs OPDX of the following [edited]:
"I will be deploying to the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI), Mount Pleasant Complex, Falkland Islands, at the end of April after two weeks quarantine here in the UK.
Falkland Islands Communications Regulator has issued me with the full temporary license VP8ZMS valid from now until my expected departure at the end of August 2021.
I hope to be active using the RAFARS club station shack (VP8RAF & VP8FIR), but I am taking my own FT-817, digital interface and some basic dipole kit just as backup.
Details of Rigs/power/modes & Bands I will try to publish here, VP8ZMS Twitter Page (https://twitter.com/Vp8Zms) as well as operating times and other info I find interesting!
If time permits, or for a special occasion I will activate VP8RAF, but QSL cards etc are not in my control with that call. I am in the process of setting up LoTW & ClubLog for the call, and will
be issuing paper QSL Cards via the Bureau on my return to the UK. My main focus of operating is of course to have a go at being the 'Rare DX' for once, but also to promote awareness of the Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS, of which I am the serving members representative - https://www.rafars.org/council_members/ ), the Falkland Islands and the RAF/BFSAI."


VX2, CANADA (Special Event/Contest). Pierre, VA2CZ, will be active as VX2Z from Sherbrooke, QC, during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th). Activity is to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the first vaccine to be developed against a contagious disease (Small Pox) in 1796. QSL
via LoTW only. There will be no printed paper QSLs.


XE, MEXICO. Abraham, XE2AYO, will be active from Valle Real, Mexico, during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.


Z3, REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA. Zoki, Z32U, from Bitola, will be active during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, eQSL or LoTW.


ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Pete, K8PGJ, is once again active as ZF2PG from the Sunny Isle of Grand Cayman (NA-016) [remotely]. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, and include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th). LoTW will be utilized and direct QSLs to his home callsign.


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AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.

AS-117. Kenji, JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Otsu Island between April 17-18th. Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign.

AS-152. (Update) By the time you read this, the members of the Arctic Legends Team (RT9K) should be going QRT as RI0Q from Bolshoj Begichev Island. Originally, the team was going to go QRT on March 27th, but due to weather conditions the team's last day will be March 26th. The expected weather forecast is to be blizzard conditions, so they wanted to avoid the danger it brings and head home on Saturday. QSL only via ClubLog's OQRS. For more details, see:
Pictures/Videos/Details are also available on Igor's (UA9KDF)
Twitter page at: https://twitter.com/ua9kdf

NA-168. Operators Allan/KV4T and Bridget/KS4YT will be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry from the Grand Isle Louisiana Southeast Group. Activity will be split between the two callsigns. QSL via their home callsigns.

OC-245. (Reminder) Operators Anton/YB5QZ, Wir/YB5WIR, Endy/YB5OB, Ria/YC5TEB and Syahril/YD5NDR are now active as 7D5RI from Rupat Islands (ARLHS IDO-315), 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.

SA-092. Markus, DJ4EL, who has postponed his April operation, will once again try to activate Pagegaaien Island (WW Loc. GJ15kv) as PZ5G between October 15-18th. Activity should be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. He will also be active from Suriname when not on SA-092 as PZ5GE between October 9-23rd. QSL both callsigns via LoTW or his home callsign.

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HAM RADIO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN CANCELLED ---> Mentioning the "current developments regarding the spread of Covid-19" and the "uncertainties in the travel sector", on 26 March Messe Friedrichshafen announced that Ham Radio will not take place on 25-27 June as planned. The event has been cancelled for the second year in a row, and hopefully it will return on 24-26 June 2022. Once again the DARC is organizing an online event; detailed information is expected in due course.


RI0Q ---> After a few other setbacks the RI0Q team started activity from Bol'shoy Begichev (AS-152) just after 4 UTC on 22 March. Owing to forecast blizzards, they decided to keep one station on the air until the very last moment while the camp was being dismantled, and to shut down on 26 March. They will leave the island on the 27th. Some 6,900 QSOs made through 11:21 UTC on 26 March have been uploaded to Club Log. Time errors, which reportedly affect the first 133 QSOs, will be corrected later.