Het DX-nieuws van week 14 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. Dom, 3Z9DX, a member of the Rebel DX Group, is now active as 3D2DOM. Activity has been mainly on 20 meters using CW and SSB. Watch after 0600z. The following was reported on the Rebel DX Group’s FaceBook page on March 31st: Rebels still on quarantine but playing some radio.
If some of you need any band, slot, mode, point... Just let us know. We can make a schedule. Preperation for Conway, Rotuma and some rare IOTA groups will be in progress after quarantine. More info soon.
5J39/5J85/5K48, COLOMBIA (Special Event). Álvaro, HK5NLJ, informs OPDX that there will be three special activation for CW operators to obtain the "Los Libertadores University Foundation - LRB 2021" certificate. Look for the following 3 special callsigns to be active between 0001 UTC,
Tuesday, June 1st, through 2359 UTC, Tuesday, June 8th, 2021:
*5J39FUL -- Libertadores University Foundation
*5J85FJR -- Jorge Reynolds Foundation
*5K48LRB -- Bogota Radioamateurs League
The purpose of this activity is to commemorate/exalt the work, contributions to science and the academy of the following three illustrious and renowned Colombian scientists and academics radio hams:
* Dr. Jorge Reynolds Pombo, HK3RJ - Ham radio at heart.
* Dr. Luis Hernán Linares Ángel, HK3AMU (SK) - Ham radio leader in the academy and science.
* Dr. Italo Amore, HK3IE (SK) - A lifetime in radio experimentation.
Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (FT8/FT4/RTTY). For details on obtaining a certificate (Radio Amateur Heart)/or Diplomas (Gold/Silver/Bronze), see QRZ.com under the special callsigns.
More info at: https://www.qrz.com/db/5K48LRB
9A - Radio Club Libertas (9A4J) will be active as 9A25RBM on 1-30 April. The special callsign is a tribute for Ronald H. Brown, the US Secretary of Commerce who was killed, along with 34 others, in a plane crash near Dubrovnik (3 April 1996).
A3, TONGA. Masa, JA0RQV, will once again be active as A35JP from Tongatapu Island (OC-049) between the end of May and October. He states, "This time, I will be stationed there as a resident supervisor of the international corporation project." Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. Equipment is an IC-7300 w/100W into a Vertical antenna. QSL via LoTW and ClubLog, or direct w/2 USDs or by the Bureau via his home callsign JA0RQV. He states, "If you need paper QSL, please be patient to receive it because I will be able to issue paper QSL after I return to Japan in
November 2021. Please do not send SASE to my home address." He also mentions, "During the period, if possible, I will try to activate some outer islands again such as Niuatoputapu (OC-191), Niuafo'ou (OC-123), Vava'u (OC-064) and Ha'apai (OC-169). Details will be announced once decided."
C9 - The A25RU team (Vasily R7AL, Vlad R9LR, Mike RU3UR and Leo UI8J) will leave Botswana on 2 April and drive up to Mozambique. Plans are to be active as C92RU on 4-12 April, and to operate CW, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound) on 160-10metres with four stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, and eventually LoTW. More information can be found on
CT7 - Markus, DJ4EL will be active as CT7/DJ4EL from Culatra Island (EU-145) on 2-10 April. He will operate SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
CT8 - Celebrating Antonio, CU8AS' 83rd birthday, special callsign CQ83AS will be aired on 13-19 April from Flores Island (EU-089), Azores. QSL via HB9CRV.
DA21, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in Germany, are now active as DA21WARD for World Amateur Radio Day (April 18th) until June 30th. QSL via DK5ON, direct or by the Bureau.
DL - Special callsign DK30FFO will be active from 1 April until 31 December to celebrate the 30th anniversary of DARC’s Ortsverband Frankfurt (Oder). All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau and eventually LoTW.
DT8, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Lee, DS4NMJ, is part of a scientific team and is now active again from the King Se-Jong Korean Antarctic Base on King George Island (AN-010), South Shetlands (VP8/SH), as DT8A until December 31st. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and
FT8, with 100 watts. He has been heard on 40/20 meters using FT8 (F/H) at various times. QSL via DS5TOS.
EA - Members of Radio Club Henares will be active as EH4WRD on 12-18 April to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day 2021. QSL via EA4RCH.
F - TM100SHT is the special callsign for the Societe Havraise de Telegraphie Sans Fil (F6KOH, https://shtsf.fr) to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Activity will start on 4 April, and will continue during various weekends between 24 April and 5 September.
GU - The Guernsey Amateur Radio Society will operate special event station GB5LIB on 8-14 May. The station will be on air on all bands and modes to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the islands in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or GU8ITE.
HS - Jorge, AB6WP expects to be active as HS0ZOK from Phuket Island (AS-053) "on or about the first week of April", with "no defined end date". He will operate SSB and "some occasional CW" on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via LoTW, or direct to his Thai address (see qrz.com).
JA - Kenji, JA4GXS he will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Ohzu Island (AS-117) on 17-18 April. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. Take, JG8NQJ, is once again active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007), for the next 3 months. He is usually there to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He will usually be mainly on
17 meters, but may try 40/30 meters and will also be on 20/15/12/10/6 meters using CW (possibly RTTY), with a Yaesu FT-450 and 50W. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ.
JD1, OGASAWARA (Update/Change). Takio, JH3QFL, will be active as JD1BQA from Komagari, Chichijima Island (AS-031), between April 23-30th (not May 1-7th, as first announced). Activity will be on 160-6 meters with a focus on 160/80/40/6m using FT8/FT4 and some CW on the RS44 Satellite. QSL via LoTW or JH3QFL direct only to: Takio Hata, 921-25 Rokujio, Yasu-City Shiga, JAPAN 520-2412.
JW - JW1I is the club callsign for the Meteorological Station on Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard (http://bjornoya.org/). The operator is Erling, JW/LB2PG, who is expected to stay there until 15 May. QSL via the bureau.
JX, JAN MAYEN (Reminder). Erik's, JX2US, activity is quickly coming to an end, and he is expected to head back to Norway on April 15th. Over the past week, activity has been on 20 meters CW and FT8. QSL via LoTW, LA2US direct or ClubLog's OQRS upon his return.
KH6, HAWAII (Special Event). Several Hawaiian Amateur Radio operators will activate the special event station K6K to celebrate "King Kamehameha the Great and Hawaii's Rich History." Activity is expected to be between June 10-13th. For updates and schedule of operations, see:
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again as OX3LX from Greenland between 8 April and 1 May. Plans are to stay at Kangerlussuaq (NA-018, WWL GP47ta) for 5-7 days, then move first to Tasiilaq Island (NA-151, WWL HP15eo) and then to Nuuk (NA-018, WWL GP44de). He will be QRV in his spare time, typically around lunch time and after dinner (local time is UTC-2), also at night and in the morning hours during the weekends. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS or direct to OZ0J.
P4, ARUBA. Members of the South Carolina DX Association (SCDXA) will be active from Aruba between July 7-14th. The purpose of the trip is to be an entry in the IARU Contest (July 10-11th) as P40US. The two operators are Bill/N4IQ and Bob/ND7J. They will also make as many casual contacts
outside of the contest as P4/N4IQ and P4/ND7J. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4. Logs will be posted to ClubLog.
ALL QSLs for P40US, P4/ND7J and P4/N4IQ via QSL Manger EA5GL or LoTW.
PG96, THE NETHERLANDS. Ruud, PG1R, is now active as PG96WARD from Leersum until April 30th. Activity is to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day (April 18th) and to remind you that the IARU was founded for 96 years. Operations will be on SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via PG1R, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW.
PJ2, CURACAO. Jeff, K8ND, will once again be active as PJ2ND from the PJ2T Caribbean Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point contest station on Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between April 15th and May 3rd (depending on Covid-19 restrictions). QSL PJ2ND via K8ND or LoTW.
QSL PJ2T via W3HNK.
R60/R1961, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). To celebrate/commemorate the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space (April 12th, 1961), look for the following stations to be active:
* R1961AG -- April 8-13th; operators mentioned Valery/UA4CGR, Aleksandr/RK4CYW, Sergey/RA4DR, Aleksey/RQ4C, Sergey/RX4CD, Aleksandr/R4CDP, Svetlana/R4CEV and Oleg/RA4DZ; QSL via RA4DR; ADDED NOTE: Some members of this team will be active between April 10-13th from the landing site of the first cosmonaut on the planet Earth. This place to be on left coast of Volga River, near the village of Smelovka.
* R1961GP -- April 7-13th; operator Roman, R4CR; QSL via R4CR or ClubLog's OQRS.
* R60RDK -- April 10-12th; operator Alexander, RA4DAR; QSL via the operator's instructions.
R75, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Tambov Radio Club (RK3R) will activate the special callsign R75RAA to celebrate their club's 75th anniversary. A full-color electronic anniversary diploma will be issued to all participants of the activity days (April 1-30th). See QRZ.com for details. QSL via RN3RQ.
TM100, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Société Havraise de Télégraphie Sans Fil (SHTSF) will activate the special callsign TM100SHT to celebrate their club's 100th anniversary. SHTSF was created just 100 years ago by Raoul Cénac-Thaly, associate professor of physics at the Lycée for boys in Le Havre, the current Lycée François 1er. With the Radio-Club du Nord de la France, it is the oldest amateur radio club in the country. Activity will take place on some weekends starting April 4th through August 1st (see QRZ.com for schedule). For obtaining a special diploma, see the SHTSF Web site for details at: https://shtsf.fr
UA - Leonid, RA1WU will be active as R800ANP on 1-10 April. The special callsign celebrates the 800th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Nevsky, commonly regarded as a key figure of medieval Russia and best known for the victory over the Teutonic Knights in the Battle on the Ice (5 April 1242). QSL via RA1WU.
UA - Special event station R75RAA will be active on 1-30 April to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Radio Club Tambov (RK3R). A certificate will be available, see qrz.com for information. QSL via RN3RQ.
UA - Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin (12 April 1961), special event stations R60RDK will be active on 10-12 April, and R1961GP and R1961AG will be active on 7-12 April. QSLs via operator's instructions.
YB0, INDONESIA. Pri, YB0ECT, from Jakarta, will be active during the
CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/
High-Power entry. QSL via W2FB only!
AS-053. By the time you read this, Jorge, AB6WP, should be active as HS0ZOK from Phuket Island. Length of stay is not known. Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10 meters using mostly SSB with some CW. He states that this is not a DXpedition. QSL via LoTW or HS0ZOK.
AS-081. By the time you read this, Lee, HL1IWD, will be finishing up his HL1IWD/5 operation from Koje Island (April 4th). Activity will be limited (holiday style) using CW and FT8, with an IC-706MK2 with Buddistick and endfed wire antenna. QSL via EA5GL.
AS-148. Lee, HL1IWD, (along with his XYL Kim/KH6IYL) will be active as HL1IWD/4 from Kogunsan Island between May 1-3rd. Activity will be limited (holiday style) on 40/20 meters using CW and FT8, with an IC-706MK2 with Buddistick and endfed wire antenna. QSL via EA5GL.
EU-145. By the time read this, Markus, DJ4EL, will be active as CT7/DJ4EL from Culatra Island until April 10th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
EU-178. Ed, ES2TT, is planning to be active as ES2TT/8 from Kihnu Island during a weekend sometime in May. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. Sorry no Digital. QSL via his home callsign or eQSL.
NA-039/NA-070 (Rescheduled again) Members of the Russian Robinson Club, who were to be active as KL7RRC/p from Adak Island (NA-039), Alaska, (originally scheduled for June), have now rescheduled their operation for July 14-16th, and Kiska Island (NA-070), Alaska, as KL7RRC has now rescheduled their operation between July 7-12th. The team has found a charter vessel and are currently in negotiations. Operators mentioned are Yuri/N3QQ, Rob/N7QT, Tim/NL8F, Sandro/VE7NY and possibly one more. QSL via N7RO.
QSL NL0H ---> Henry, NL0H (St. Lawrence Island, NA-040) "has finally managed to sort out his QSLs requests that up to now had not been processed". These cards are for QSOs made in 2019 and 2020 before M0OXO took over the role as his QSL manager. Henry "apologises for the delay and advises that the cards will be mailed out the next time he is in Nome on the mainland. Hopefully
this will be within the next fortnight".
ZS1C QSL ROUTE (Correction). QSL Manager Bob, W2ARP, states to QSL ZS1C via LoTW only.
No Info received
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Fausto Minardi, I4EAT died of Covid-19 on 31 March aged 71. Your trulies have lost a dear personal friend, and Italy has lost one of its top DXers. Licensed since 1968, during the Seventies Fausto operated almost exclusively on 2 metres. While experimenting with all propagation modes, in 1978 he made the first ever 2m EME QSO from Italy, and in 1979 he established a TEP world record (QSO with ZS3B, nearly 8,000 kilometres away). Fausto started activity on the other bands in 1979, and in August 1982 he got his 5BWAZ with 200 Zones. He made the first Top Band QSO in 1984: "for several years my chances were limited due to very modest setup", he recalled, but "with the new century I have experienced the extraordinary performance of the beverage antennas and my score on that band really improved". He became QRV on 6 metres in April 2001, and it took only seven months for him to work the 100th Entity on the Magic Band. Fausto’s latest scores on 160 and 6 metres are 317 and 229 respectively; his current/total DXCC Honor Roll scores are 340/357 (Mixed), 340/357 (Phone), 339/349 (CW) and 332/335 (Digital).
With 3129 band points, he won the 2007 DXCC Challenge DeSoto Cup and took the title away from W4DR for the first time ever. Fausto maintained the lead until 2012; the current DXCC Challenge standings see him in third place with 3239 band points.
In 1999 he entered the IOTA Programme and developed a genuine enthusiasm for island chasing. The latest IOTA Honour Roll Listing shows I4EAT with 1116 groups out of a possible 1136 that have seen activity, and he still leads the IOTA VHF Listing with 221 credits.
Waldi, SP7IDX, A well Known Hexbeam Antenna maker and IOTA expeditioner, has become a Silent Key. He was recently recovering from Covid-19 and sadly passed away duet o a heart attack.
4U1A: QRX OR QRT? ---> Located at the UN International Centre in Vienna, Austria, the Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (4U1A) has been very active since 2014. The club has now "entered a period of severe turbulence", as they have been told that their antenna systems "do not comply with new fire safety rules and other standards and will be dismantled by the VIC building maintenance service by the end of March 2021". Reinstalling the antennas will take a lot of time and money, as the work must be done "by a company certified by the UN in Vienna and fully authorized to do so". The club "will gratefully accept any donation to support the club and cover the costs of the work": see http://www.cqdx.ru/4u1a/arcdxc/4u1a-arcdxc-2021-qrt-or-qrx/
7D5RI ---> The logs for the 7D5RI DXpedition to Rupat Island (OC-245) have been uploaded to Club Log. The logsearch contains 2,089 QSOs made on 25-27 March. QSL via EA5GL (see https://www.qrz.com/db/ea5gl for PayPal instructions for direct cards).
CLUB LOG ACTIVITY REPORT: 2021 UPDATE ---> "As in previous years, I've generated some new reports to reveal trends about how we're using different modes on the bands", Michael, G7VJR posted to his website on 27 March. "This year, I've generated a few extra reports to try and explore other relevant trends about activity levels (working from home, perhaps?) and the use of different bands (which correlates well with solar activity)". At the time of writing, "Club Log has 731 million QSOs recorded, which is sufficient for trends found in the data to be robust". The report can be found on https://g7vjr.org/2021/03/club-log-activity-report-2021-update/.
VISALIA 2021 ---> Last year's International DX Convention was cancelled owing to health and safety issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. This year there will be a Virtual Convention to be held on 15 and 16 May, with eight DX-related and eight exhibitor Zoom webinars respectively. Free pre-registration is required and will begin on 18 April. The webinars will be
recorded and posted to the Northern California DX Club's website at a later date.
See https://www.dxconvention.com/ for more information, including the programme details.
60 METERS NEWS. Paul Gaskell, G4MWO, Editor of "The 5 MHz Newsletter", informs OPDX that the 2021 Spring Edition is now available online at:
Also, view the Newsletter Archive is at:
The G4MWO's Worldwide 5 MHz Amateur Allocations Chart at: