Het DX-nieuws van week 15 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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4X - Jan, 4X1VF and Ruben, 4Z5FI will be active as 4X73T during the Holyland Contest on 16-17 April. They will operate from the rare Holyland square L19BL on the the Dead Sea area. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.

A3, TONGA (Update). Masa, JA0RQV, will once again be active as A35JP from Tongatapu Island (OC-049) between May 30th and June 30th. Schedule might be changed due to Covid-19. 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." For more
details and updates, visit his Blog page at: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv


A9 - The Bahrain Amateur Radio Society will operate A91WARD on 14-18 April to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day 2021. QSL via EC6DX.


CY0C SABLE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). Murray, WA4DAN, sent out the following on April 10th: "The Sable Island CY0C DXpedition team was informed this week by the Parks Canada-Sable Island manager that our scheduled October 2021 Sable DXpedition would have to be postponed due
to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, because of the pandemic, Parks Canada is behind on their island maintenance projects and the Visitor Quarters will not be available for the DXpedition team. The Sable Island manager did extend an invitation to the team for October 2022, which the team unanimously accepted.
Obviously, the Sable Island DXpedition team is disappointed in not being able to follow through with the 2021 CY0C DXpedition. Hopefully the solar numbers and propagation will be much improved in October 2022.
Since the 2021 CY0C DXpedition is not possible, the Sable DXpedition team is offering a couple of options to the many foundations, clubs and individuals who have already sent financial support. We are offering complete refunds to those who request a refund. If you would like us to apply your contribution to the 2022 CY0C DXpedition, that will be available as well. Any refund requests should be directed to WA4DAN.
The CY0C team would like to thank the many foundations, clubs and individuals for their continuing support. Perseverance will pay off!
73, Murray Adams WA4DAN 2022 Sable Island DXpedition Team Leader


EH4, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Henares (EA4RCH)
will activate the special event callsign EH4WRD from San Fernando de
Henares, Madrid, between April 12-18th, during the 2021 World Amateur
Radio Day. QSL via EA4RCH.


F - Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first human flight in space by Yuri Gagarin, members of the ISS Fan Club will be active as TM60YURI on 10-25 April. QSL via F1UJT, direct or bureau.


F - Celebrating World Amateur Radio Day, John, F4GDO will be active as TM96WARD on 17-25 April. QSL via eQSL; paper QSLs will not be issued.


GM - Col MM0NDX, Ross MM0OBT and Jonathan MM0OKG will be active as MS0INT from the Bass Rock (EU-123) on 17 April, and possibly also on the 18th. They are watching closely weather and sea forecasts, as even a small swell would prevent them from landing. Plans are to operate probably CW and SSB only on 20, 30 and/or 40 metres; they will also have a VHF station. QSL via EB7DX.


HC - Celebrating World Amateur Radio Day 2021, Ecuador DX Club members will be active as HD1DX and HD2DX on 17-18 April. QSLs via LoTW. A certificate will be available: https://ecuadordxclub.org/radioday/.


II5, ITALY (Special Event). Look for special event station II5RCH from Grosseto between April 18th and May 9th, to be active during the 35th anniversary/memorial of the Chernobyl disaster. QSL via the address on QRZ.com or via the Bureau to IZ5RHU.


KC4 - Mark, W5MED is stationed at McMurdo Station on Ross Island (AN-011), Antarctica until October. He will be QRV as KC4USV on 17 April at 23.30 UTC until 2.30 UTC on the 18th, and again on 18 April at 6-8 UTC and from 21 UTC until midnight. Look for him on 14243 kHz SSB and 14070 kHz FT8. QSL direct to K7MT and LoTW.


KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Update). Randy, WW6RG, informs OPDX of the following: [edited] First I had many QSO's, including Brazil, China and Japan on my last visit to Wake, except on April 1st. I was not operating due to the weather, it was a total washout. It happens in the tropics at times, but it made for a great Beach Day. I will be operating on Wake Island (KH9) on the following dates April 20th, 23rd, 27th and 29th. I will be working 17m and 20m QRP SSB, from 0400z until approximately 0730z. With a dinner break from 0540z to 0600z. No Digital modes. I am available for scheduled QSO's from 0400z to 0700z. Those times are somewhat flexible. My E-mail address can be found on QRZ.com. This may be my last visit to KH9 before I retire in September of this year, so if someone wants or needs a contact from Wake, now is the time. QSL via my home callsign WW6RG. No eQSL or LoTW. All times and dates are Z (UTC). There may be a slight change to the schedule and it may include a Kwajalein stay in place of a Wake date. I will keep you advised.


KL - The Russian Robinson Club's IOTA DXpedition to Alaska has been postponed until July. Their schedule is still subject to any travel restriction changes, but now plans are for Yuri N3OO, Rob N7QT, Tim NL8F, Sandro VE7NY and possibly a fith operator to be active as KL7RRC/p from Kiska Island (NA-070) on 7-12 July, and as KL7RRC from Adak Island (NA-039) on 14-16 July. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound) with three stations. QSLs via N7RO.
Bookmark https://www.na-234.com/ for updates.


OE50, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Hannes, OE3SGU/OE1SGU, will activate the special event station OE50AGCW from Vienna during the month of May. Activity is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the German Telegraphy Club (AGCW). Opertaions will be on 160-6 meters using CW. QSL via the
Bureau, OQRS, LoTW or eQSL. NO SWL-reports via eQSL pse!


OE130, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Look for special event station OE130KUK to be active between September 1st to October 30th. This special event callsign is to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the first telegraphy course in the "Franz Josef-Casern" (barracks) in Tulln. QSL via the Bureau.


ON - Belgian individual operators and radio clubs are authorized to replace their ON prefix with OS between 18 April and 12 December. This is to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day (18 April) and the 120th anniversary since Guglielmo Marconi's first reception of transatlantic radio signals (12 December 1901).


P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W between May 25th and June 1st. Activity will be (when time permits) on the various HF bands, with some focus on the 30/17/12 meters and 160 meters mostly on CW (before and after the contest). His activity will also include an entry in the
upcoming CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) signing as P44W and as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or N2MM. No bureau cards.


S7 - Celebrating World Amateur Radio Day, S79KW, S79RP and S79VU will be active as S77SARA on 18 April for a couple of hours (11-13 UTC). S77SARA is the callsign of the Seychelles Amateur Radio Society's club station (https://www.sara.sc/), located on Mahe Island (AF-024).


TM100, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club l'agglomération Dunkerquoise (F8KGS) and Regional Association in Scientific Radiocommunications (A.2.R.S) will activate the special callsign TM100CLG to commemorate the 100th anniversary (Centenary) of their town, Cappelle la Grande, between May 15-29th. Activity will be on all modes and bands; if possible. A special QSL card will be sent via Bureau. QSL via F8KGS.


TM60, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the ISS Fan Club (issfanclub.eu) will activate the special event station TM60YURI for the 60th anniversary of the first space human flight with Yuri Gagarine in 1961. Activity will take place between April 10-25th. QSL via F1UJT, direct or by the Bureau.


UA - In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first manned flight into outer space (12 April 1961), the Miller DX Club (https://mdxc.ru/)
will operate several special callsigns on 12-25 April:
R60CTC, R60MCC, R60YAG, RA60YG, RC60YG, RD60YG, RG60YG, RJ60YG, RK60YG, RL60YG, RM60YG, RN61YG, RO60YG, RQ60YG, RT60YG, RU60YG, RV60YG, RW60YG, RX60YG, RY60YG, RZ60YG. QSLs via RQ7L.
Certificates will be available on https://hamlog.online/club/mdxc.


VE - Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again holding a "Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio Day" special event in which it encourages as many amateurs as possible to contact as many RAC stations as possible. Operating across Canada from 00.00 UTC to 23.59 UTC on 18 April,
the RAC official stations will be VA2RAC, VA3RAC, VE1RAC, VE4RAC, VE5RAC, VE6RAC, VE7RAC, VE8RAC, VE9RAC, VO1RAC, VO2RAC, VY0RAC, VY1RAC and VY2RAC. QSL via LoTW or via the bureau. Those contacting one or more of these stations, on any band and mode, will be eligible for a special commemorative certificate: https://www.rac.ca/certificates/.


W8S SWAINS ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. Alex, PA1AW, from Heerjansdam, posted the following on the W8S Swains Island Web page on April 11th [edited]:
Thank You for your trust and patience... Although we are still in the blind about when the world will open up again enough to make the Swains DXpedition happen, we would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters for their trust in us and patience for the thing to come. Regularly
we still receive new or additional support from private sponsors;
For more details and updates, see the following URLs pages:
Swains Island DXpedition Web page -- https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/
Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/swains2020
Twitter -- https://twitter.com/swains2020

YB, INDONESIA. Hans, YB2DX, will once again be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.

Iota News

AS-200. Take, JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/5 (mainly for DX) and JR8YLY/5 (mainly for JA; Club station callsign of KCJ [Keymen's Club of Japan]) from Shodo Island between 0700z, April 29th, and 0000z, May 5th. Operation may vary due to heavy rain or other conditions. Activity will be on (possibly 80)/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (possibly FM/RTTY). QSL JI3DST/5 via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or by the Bureau). QSL JR8YLY/5 via ClubLog (only Bureau).

NA-037. Fred, KB4DMQ, is hoping to be active soon as KL7FBI from Shemya Island. Specific dates have not been announced yet, or details of his operation. QSL Manager is John, AA0NN.
There is some interesting details about the island and its history on QRZ.com.

NA-060. "The Daily DX" reports that Jeff, WB3ISP, is planning to operate from Indian Key on April 18th, for a few hours. Activity will be on 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.


Qsl Info
EA5GL (now) Qsl manager for: 9V1ZV, FG4NO

RI0Q LOG STATUS. Charles, M0OXO, reports: Having spoken to the RI0Q Team earlier today (April 7th), they inform me of the following regarding their AS-152 operation: "The RI0Q Log will be available for QSO matching after 6 months (November 1st). Once OQRS Cards have been ordered, the respective QSO's will be uploaded to LoTW." The RI0Q IOTA DXpedition was from Bolshoy Begichev Island (AS-152).

NEW QSL ROUTE FOR VK4TE (1965-1966 Only; U.S. ONLY). Leo, K8PYD, informs OPDX that the QSL Manager (Daniel, W8ZCQ) for the 1965-1966 VK4TE Willis Island operation is now SK (Silent Key), and he now has the logs and a supply of blanks cards for USA operators ONLY. Leo states, "Happy to reply to any outstanding cards from USA hams that still need confirmation with this station from Willis Island only." REMEMBER, this is for the 1965-1966 VK4TE Willis Island operation ONLY and not the
current operation.


7S60BQ----------Ewe Hakansson, Pilspetsvagen 4, SE-291 66 Kristianstad, Sweden
7X4AN-----------Mohamed Boukhiar, Apartado Postal 30133, 08080 Barcelona, Spain
CE7VPQ----------Javier Capdebilla Alvarado, Casilla 42, Sucursal Quellon, 5799001 Quellon, Region de Los Lagos, Chile
CR6K-------------Filipe Monteiro Lopes, Rua Manuel Jose da Silva 184, Espinheira, 3720-537 Sao Martinho da Gandara, Portugal
DA21WARD---Andreas Christian Salder, Senner Hellweg 77a, 33659 Bielefeld, Germany
ED1R-----------Jesus Maria Gimare Marquez, C/ Jacinto del Barrio 2, 05358 Papatrigo (Avila), Spain
EE5T-----------Santiago de La Fuente, Miguel Hernandez 37 Pta. 6, 46970 Alacuas (Valencia), Spain
EH5SSC-------Radio Club Carthago, Apartado Postal 176, 30200 Cartagena (Murcia) Spain
GB1004FTS--John Rowlands, Tanrallt, Rhosybol, Amlwch, LL68 9RD, United Kingdom
IO9R----------Simone Puglisi, Via Catania 16, 95022 Aci Catena CT, Italy
J42L-----------Leo Fiskas, 1 Argyriou Gouzgou Str., 52 200 Argos Orestiko, Greece
JA8CJY--------Susumu Sanada, 5-17 Shinei 5-Jo 4-Chome, Kiyota-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, 004-0835, Japan
OG66X-------Jouni Mehtomaa, Kylmalantie 1, FI-92140 Pattijoki, Finland
OH0V--------Jukka Klemola, Aarontie 5, FI-31400 Somero, Finland
PQ2M-------Wanderley Ferreira Gomes, Avenida 23 de Maio 2966 Ap 1320, Sao Paulo - SP, 04008-000, Brazil
PR4A--------Wellington Coimbra, Rua Cel. Marciano Goncalves Campos 172/202, Rio Pomba - MG, 36180-000, Brazil
PV7M------Carlos Alberto Pinto Moreira, Rua Pamela Loren 59, Mangabeira, Eusebio - CE, 61760-000, Brazil
T6A----------Robert Kasca, Govejk 11C, 5281 Spodnja Idrija, Slovenia
T6AA--------Robert Kasca, Govejk 11C, 5281 Spodnja Idrija, Slovenia
TR8CA------Jean Charron, 19 rue Gabriel Moussa, 33320 Eysines, France
V51MA----Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, The Netherlands
VC2W------Victor Androsov, 1185 Rue de Blois, Boucherville, QC J4B 7Z5, Canada
ZM4T------Holger Hannemann, 262 Waimarama Heights, RD12, Havelock North 4294, New Zealand
ZT1T-------Tom Morgan, 58 Piet Retief Street, Robertson, 6705, South Africa
ZV2C------Mauricio Pitorri, Rua Verona 174, Sao Paulo - SP, 02348-050, Brazil
ZV5M-----Amelio Alves de Marins Filho, Rua Comandante Didio Costa 1013, Paranagua - PR, 83206-050, Brazil
ZW8T-----Milton Lima Ribeiro, Rua Mazerine Cruz 2673, Teresina - PI, 64076-040, Brazil

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Press Release from the Intrepid-DX Group

3Y0J Dxpedition to Bouvet Island, January/February 2023
As we completed our successful VP8STI-South Sandwich and VP8SGI-South Georgia DXpeditions in 2016, we began to plan for our next Dxpedition. Our target is the Norwegian Island Bouvet. This is the #2 most wanted DXCC entity.
At this time, it gives us great pleasure to announce that we have joined forces with Intrepid Norwegian DXpeditioner Ken Opskar-LA7GIA in our quest to activate Bouvet.
Together, in January 2023, 14 men will board the Braveheart in Cape-town and make the treacherous voyage to Bouvet. We will plan to spend twenty days at Bouvet and weather permitting, we plan to have 14 to 16 good days of radio activity.
This will be an arduous and expensive mission. Our budget is $764,000 USDs and the 3Y0J team will fund much of this mission. We desperately need the global DX Community to support our mission and help us make this important activation of the #2 most wanted DXCC entity. It is only through this kind of support that we can achieve our mission of making 100,000 contacts or more from Bouvet. We plan to make best use of Propagation and Modes on 10-160 meters.
We pledge to assemble the strongest team possible and to use good operating practices to optimize your ability to reach our stations. We are confident that the Braveheart crew can get us there and back safely.
In closing, we especially wish to recognize and thank the Northern California DX Foundation and the International DX Association as our premier donors. Without the support of the NCDXF and INDEXA, operations to the worlds rarest entities would not be possible.
You can follow our plans from our website and the 3Y0J Facebook pages:
Thank you,
Paul Ewing-N6PSE Co-Leader
Kenneth Opskar-LA7GIA Co-Leader

3Y0J: BOUVET 2023 ---> The Intrepid DX Group has announced plans to be active as 3Y0J from Bouvet Island (#2 Most Wanted DXCC Entity) in January-February 2023. The group has been planning this major DXpedition since the successful 2016 operations from the South Sandwich Islands (VP8STI) and South Georgia (VP8SGI).
In January 2023, a team of fourteen skilled and seasoned operators (team co-leaders N6PSE and LA7GIA; AB5EB, DL6KVA, HA0NAR, JH4RHF, K6TD, KO8SCA, LA7THA, LB1QI, N2WB, N7QT, W1SRD, WD5COV) will depart Cape Town on the RV "Braveheart" and embark on a 42-day voyage to Bouvet Island and back. Plans are to make a shore landing and an arduous climb up onto the edge of the glacier, to stay at Bouvet for twenty days (weather permitting) and to operate CW, SSB and digital modes (FT8/FT4 and RTTY) on 160-10 metres for 14-16 days.
"Each team member will contribute a minimum of $20,000 each and your donation will be spent on securing the budget of $ $764,000". More information, including QSLling policy, can be found on https://3y0j.com/. Updates will be posted also to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/901378553769436/.

* NCDXF NEWS (Press Release, dated April 4th)[edited] -- The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) is pleased to announce it will be a major contributor (100,000 USDs) to the Intrepid DX Group's 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition planned for January/February 2023. Bouvet Island is currently #2 Most Wanted globally on the ClubLog list.
NCDXF-supported DXpeditions have activated many of the ten most-needed entities. NCDXF-funded DXpeditions during Cycle 24 have put well over 1 million QSOs into DXers' logs! We expect to continue this mission for Cycle 25 and beyond.
The (https://3y0j.com/) has details of the 2023 Bouvet Island DXpedition.
DXpeditions to rare entities like Bouvet Island that are so remote are becoming more expensive and difficult to reach, a trend that we believe will continue. In the last three years, two DXpeditions have
attempted activation of Bouvet, but severe storms damaged ships that were so very close.
NCDXF's primary purpose is to help fund well-organized DXpeditions to desirable DXCC entities like Bouvet Island. During the last 49 years, NCDXF has granted nearly $1.3 million to hundreds of DXpeditions - helping to put an "all-time-new-one" (ATNO) in the log and make DX happen for thousands of DXers worldwide. The credit for these large grants goes to the NCDXF contributors, individuals and clubs who support the DX community. Without those contributions, DXpeditions to entities like Bouvet or other desirable locations would not be possible.
If you agree with the importance of NCDXF's work, and if you are not a current contributor, we hope you will become one today by going to (http://www.ncdxf.org/pages/join_renew.html). Your contribution will continue to help make DX happen. You can also support future DXpeditions by including the NCDXF Cycle 25 Fund in your estate plan. We wish the Intrepid DX Group a safe and very successful trip to Bouvet Island.
73.... Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, NCDXF Secretary

* Bob Schenck, N2OO, INDEXA President, reports that the International DX Association (INDEXA) is a proud supporter of the 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet!

* Reports indicate Central Arizona DX Association (CADXA) became a proud supporter of the 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet!

* From DXEngineering News: Paul, N6PSE, Co-Leader of the January 2023 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island is the special guest on this weeks episode of the Weekend Special with Tim, K3LR! The video is just under 30 minute on YouTube.com on the DXE channel at:

* REBEL DX GROUP (Update, April 4th) -- FIRST UPDATE [edited]: Folks, Due to the hundreds emails today regarding our plans for 3Y0I, the answer is nothing changed after 3Y0J publication. We are on track for this year activity from Bouvet Island by the end of the year.
SECOND UPDATE [edited]: PRESS RELEASE - 3Y0I, BOUVET 2021 BY REBEL DX GROUP -- First of all, we would like to wish the recently announced 3Y0J Bouvet DXpedition all the best for a successful activity in 2023. There is enough space for even 3 more activities from 3Y0 land. We know how much detailed planning goes into a project like this and cross fingers for them.
From a Rebel perspective, the 3Y0J announcement does not change our plans. December 15, 2021, is when we plan to leave Cape Town and again head south into the Roaring Forties and Furious Fifties before attempting a Bouvet landing. We absolutely know from experience how volatile the seas around this most remote island are.
Our team of 8 operators aim to spend up to 30 days on Bouvet. Depending on weather, we will likely spend 7-10 days each way on the high seas getting there and returning. Once on the island and our camp is set up, we will run 8 stations covering 160-6m. Modes include CW, SSB, FT4/FT8, RTTY and OQ100. The total budget for our Bouvet DXpedition is considerably less than that of 3Y0J. We also have had no backing from any of the DX foundations. Nonetheless, we are now missing only 32,000 USDs from our final cost of 267,000 USDs. We absolutely hope between now and December we can accrue this missing amount, and appeal to all generous donors to help us with our final push to meet target. More info will be posted soon.


CQMM DX CONTEST ---> The CQ MM DX Contest, organized by the Juiz de Fora CW Group, will be held on 17-18 April. It will run from 9 UTC on Saturday through 23.59 UTC on Sunday, on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW. Complete details can be found at http://www.cqmmdx.com.

2021 CQMM DX CONTEST (Update). Ed, PY4WAS, continues to remind us that it is less than 1 week away that the CQMM DX Contest will take place between April 17-18th, and it is organized/coordinated by the CWJF Group. For more details see: http://www.cqmmdx.com
Here are some of the announced stations that will be on the air are:
3DA0AQ---QSL via EA5GL
5Z4PA------QSL via M0URX's OQRS, ClubLog or LoTW
CP6UA-----QSL direct only or LoTW, "no eQSL"
EK6RL------QSL via direct
FK8IK-------QSL via direct
HI3DX------QSL via direct
NP2J--------QSL via K8RF; SOSB 40m; High-Power
OA1F-------QSL via: Elena P. Moran, Rua do Codestal 5-3 Dcha, 15405 Ferrol (A Cornua), SPAIN
OA4DX-----QSL via direct


FT4 SPRINT CONTEST ---> The Strange Radio Team (www.strangeradioteam.it) organizes the second edition of the "FT4 Sprint Contest Italia 40m" that will run on 18 April from 8 to 14 UTC. Only contacts made by Italian stations with Italian stations can count for this short duration event.


JAPAN INTERNATIONAL DX CW CONTEST ---> Object of the contest is for amateurs in Japan to work as many stations stations in as many DXCC Entities and CQ Zones as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 metres, while DX stations work as many JA amateurs in as many Prefectures and JD1 islands as possible. This year's event will be held on 10-11 April (07.00-13.00 UTC). Complete information can be found on http://jidx.org/jidxrule-e.html.


YOTA CONTEST 2021 ---> Organized by the IARU R1 Youth Working Group in co-operation with the Hungarian Amateur Radio Society (MRASZ), the newly born YOTA Contest's aim is to increase youngsters activity on the air, strengthen the reputation of the YOTA programme and demonstrate support for youngsters across the world. This year's YOTA Contest will be held on 22 May
(0800-1959 UTC), 17 July (1000-2159 UTC) and 30 December (1200-2359 UTC), on the five classic bands CW and SSB. Everyone can work everyone. The complete rules can be found on




2021 CTU (Virtual Event). Tim, K3LR, announced the following [edited]: 2021 CONTEST UNIVERSITY Live via Zoom Webinar (free) - Thursday May 20, 2021
* REGISTRATION OPENS April 21, 2021 go to: http://contestuniversity.com
Each speaker will talk for 45 minutes with 15 minutes after for Q&A.
9:00 AM EDT (1300Z) Welcome to CTU by W8CI and K3LR
9:05 AM EDT (1305Z) WW2DX speaker "Cloud Contesting - Live Demonstration" - moderators NN1C and W9KKN
10:00 AM EDT (1400Z) W3LPL speaker "Preparing Your Station for Competition" - moderators NN1C and W9KKN
11:00 AM EDT (1500Z) M0DXR speaker "Contest Categories "Make the Most of Your Entry" - moderators W2NAF and KM3T
Noon EDT (1600Z) - Last 12 months - Contest Operator Silent Keys by K1AR and CONTEST BREAK
12:30 PM EDT (1630Z) DK6SP speaker "Youth - the Future of Contesters" - moderators W2NAF and KM3T
1:30 PM EDT (1730Z) UA9BA speaker "Contesting From Russia" - moderators K5TR and N5KO
2:30 PM EDT (1830Z) CT1BOH speaker "There is Nothing Magic About Propagation" - moderators K5TR and N5KO
3:30 PM EDT (1930Z) NC0B speaker "Transceiver Performance for the HF DX and Contest Operator" - moderators K1AR and N3RA
4:30 PM EDT (2030Z) Wrap up N9JA and K3LR
4:35 PM EDT (2035Z) 2021 CQ Contest Hall of Fame Presentation - K1AR

* FOUR ICOM HF Radios will be given away during CTU at random times. You must be registered in Zoom and present during the random time drawing.
More information is here: https://www.contestuniversity.com/course-outline/ Special Thanks to Hamvention, Icom America and DX Engineering for donating the radios and to QTH.com for website hosting.
2021 Virtual Contest University will be recorded and available on YouTube after the event is over.
... 73, Tim K3LR, Contest University Chairman


60 METERS NEWS. Joe, W8GEX, reports in his "60 Meter DX" newsletter: "There have been 245 countries on 60 meters so far with the latest being A25RU from Botswana. Stations were wall-to-wall trying to get into his log." Recent activity reported: 3D2AG, 4X1MX, 5W1SA, 7X2RF, A25RU, A71AE,
Visit: https://60metersonline.com


Contests on QO-100 allowed


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