Het DX-nieuws van week 16 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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3A, MONACO. Ennio, IW1RBI, is planning to once again be active as 3A/IW1RBI from Monaco during a weekend sometime either in late May, mid-June or early July. This all depends on the Covid-19 restrictions. Activity will be on 30-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via the address on QRZ.com or LoTW.


4X - The "Land of Craters" programme will see four special stations operate from the Makhteshim ("craters") in the Negev desert of Israel. The first activity was conducted by 4X0ARF (November 2020).
Look for 4X0GDL to be QRV from Makhtesh Gadol ("The Big Crater") on 30 April-1 May. QSL via 4X6ZM, LoTW and eQSL. A certificate will be available for working three out of four special stations: see https://www.iarc.org/craters/.


6D1/6D2/6D3, MEXICO (Special). Members of the Association of Radio Amateur of the Mexican Republic (ARARM) will activate three special callsign to celebrate their club's 61st anniversary. Look for 6D1A, 6D2A and 6D3A to be active until May 16th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on all modes
and the satellites. Diplomas will be awarded in three different categories (Gold/Silver/Bronze) based on the number of special stations contacted by the applicant (or reports in the case of SWLs). Complete details are available on QRZ.com. QSL Manager is XE2T via direct or LoTW.


6O - Ali, EP3CQ will be back to Mogadishu, Somalia from 25 April for two months. In his spare time he will operate mainly FT8 on various bands as 6O1OO. QSL direct to Ali Solhjoo, Freienwalderstr. 35, 13359 Berlin, Germany.


8N1, JAPAN (Special Event). Look for 8N1MORSE to be active from many districts of Japan. This special amateur radio station is to promote the Morse Communication activities in 2021 and commemorate the 230th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Morse, the 120th anniversary of the
Guglielmo Marconi's 1st successful transatlantic radio communication by Morse Code, etc. This station is valid from 2021-Apr-12 to 2022-Feb-28 and will be operated by members of A1 Club and Denpaken Club-Employee Social Club of NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology) with support of CQ Publishing Co.,Ltd.
Offical website is under construction at: https://www.8n1morse.org


E6 & A3, NIUE AND TONGA (Postponed Again). Stan, LZ1GC, and the team for the E6AM and A35GC DXpeditions has been postponed again. Their operations were expected to take place between October and November 2021. Activity was postponed "due to travel restrictive measures related to CONVID-19." They will try again next October and November 2022.


FO/A, FO/M & TX7, AUSTRAL AND MARQUESAS ISLANDS. Lance, W7GJ, who was expected to be active last year from these locations, but had to postponed due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, is now planning to be active during the upcoming fall season. He states, "Now that Air Tahiti has published its flight schedule for next fall, I have changed my flight and lodging reservations to provide extended stays in both DXCC. Now the operations in both DXCC include very favorable days for 6m EME, as well as common moon windows with virtually all active 6m EME operators all over the world. I am looking forward to providing the first activations of both the Austral Islands and the Marquesas Islands on 6m EME. Given the large growth in the number of stations active on 6m EME, and the development of the new Q65 software, I am very excited to see how many stations I can work! Please just remember to spread out when you call ;-)." Lance states, "Of course, there is always the possibility that some of the flights and connections along the way will be changed and the operating schedule will not be able to proceed as planned. However, assuming that he flights will remain as booked, and that the current Covid-19 quarantine requirements will be lifted by October, the updated planned travel and operating schedules for both DXCC are on my Web pages at:
I still have to negotiate some solution to the excess baggage problem, since they don't guarantee transportation of so much extra luggage along with me on my flights. However, that is something to deal with as the time for departure gets closer..."
Lance, states, "As you can see on the above Web pages, I will be planning on using Q65-60A for all my 6m EME operations. Please familiarize yourself with this new mode; links are on the above Web pages. If you have never tried 6m EME before, you have 6 months to upgrade your station and become familiar with working 6m EME ;-)"
He states [edited], "If a station is unable to produce a stable enough signal for Q65-60A, we may be able to try JT65A or Q65-60B as required, but please do your best to make your transmitter stable enough for Q65 and insure that your computer clock is accurate to within a second. I hope to be able to have at least occasional access to the internet in both DXCC entities. Because both DXCC are located in the TEP Zone, I also am expecting to be able to work a number of stations using FT8 and/or Q65-30C mode via ionospheric propagation. Rimatara, Austral Islands (OC-050), is a solo 6m-only operation between October 15-24th, and the callsign will be FO/W7GJ. If you have any questions that are not covered in the above Web pages, or you are anticipating a problem contacting me during the posted operating schedule, please let me know. I will be joined by Gene, KB7Q, for at least part of the Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands (OC-027), operation, and he will be activating the Marquesas for the first time on 2m EME. We will both be using the TX7MB callsign from that DXCC entity between October 27th and November 7th. If you have specific questions about KB7Q's operation, please contact him directly; I am sure he will be announcing details of his plans as we get closer to October.
QSL FO/W7GJ and TX7MB via W7GJ, direct or LoTW. For more details, updates and how to help Lance's month long operation, use the above Web pages or check out QRZ.com.


G - GB0DOE, GB1PPP, GB2DOE and GB4RIP are four special callsigns (see qrz.com for QSL information) commemorating the life of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on 9 April aged 99. He had been the Radio Society of Great Britain's patron since 1952.


G - Celebrating Saint George, patron saint of England, the Welland Valley ARS will be active as GB0SG on 22-24 April. QSL via G4XEX, LoTW and eQSL.


HA - The Hungarian Amateur Radio Society (MRASZ) will commemorate the 230th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Morse with nine special callsigns: HA230S, HA230A, HA230M, HA230U, HA230E, HA230L, HA230O, HA230R and HA230MSE. Look for activity on CW and SSB on
17-27 April. QSL via LoTW; paper cards should be requested via Club Log's OQRS. See https://www.mrasz.org/s-morse-award-230/award-rules for information on the "Samuel F. B. Morse Award 2021".


HP200, PANAMA (Special Event). Be looking for the special event callsign HP200I to be active to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Republic of Panama independence. QSL via HP1DAV.


HV - Special event station HV9SMG will be active on 24 April (International Marconi Day) from the Vatican Radio Broadcasting Centre at Santa Maria di Galeria. Look for activity on 40, 20 and 10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes from 6 to 12 UTC. QSL via IK0CNA.


I - II5RCH ("Remembering Chernobyl") is the special callsign for Loriano, IZ5RHU to memorialize the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster from 18 April to 9 May. QSL via IZ5RHU, direct or bureau.


I - Members of ARI Belluno will be active as IB3CAI from 1 May to 30 September. QSL via IU3EDK. The special callsign memorializes the 130th anniversary of the local section of the glorious Club Alpino Italiano (the Italian Alpine Club, founded in 1863), as well as the 70th anniversary of the alpine hut "VII Alpini at Pis Pilon", operated by CAI Belluno since 1951.


JA - Operated by members of the Denpaken Club and the A1 Club, 8N1MORSE is a special callsign celebrating the 230th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Morse and other significant landmarks in the history of CW until 28 February 2022. A website is under construction at


JA - Take, JI3DST will be active as JI3DST/5 (QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call) from Shodo Island (AS-200) from 29 April to 5 May. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 40-6 metres, and will also be QRV as JR8YLY/5 (QSL via Club Log's OQRS).


JW - Tom, OH6VDA (LA6VDA) expects to be active again as JW6VDA from the JW5E station in Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard from 26 April to 9 May. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or via the bureau to LA6VDA.


KH9 - Randy, WW6RG is scheduled to be on Wake Island on 20, 23, 27 and 29 April. He plans to operate QRP SSB as WW6RG/KH9 on 20 and 17 metres between 4 and 7.30 UTC. This will be Randy's last trips to Wake before he retires in September. QSL direct to WW6RG; he does not
use LoTW.


OE - Austrian special event station OE21M will be active on 24-26 April to commemorate the anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi’s birth (25 April 1874). QSL via OE1WHC (bureau) or direct to DokuFunk, OE21M, An den Steinfeldern 4A, 1230 Wien, Austria.


ON - OT30CRD is the special callsign for Club Radio Durnal (ON4CRD) to celebrate its 30th anniversary until 18 May. All QSOs will be confrmed automatically via the bureau.


OZ - Special callsign 5P0WARD will be active on 18 April in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL, or via OZ1ACB. A special award will be available for contacts made with 5P0WARD/xx stations with different suffix extensions; further information can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/5p0ward.


P4, ARUBA. Andy, AE6Y, will once again be active as P49Y from Aruba (SA-036), but this time during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via AE6Y or LoTW.


SP - The Niepolomice Radio Club (SP9MOA) will operate special event station SN0IMED on 19-25 April to celebrate International Mother Earth Day (22 April). Established in 2009 by the UN General Assembly, International Mother Earth Day promotes a view of the Earth as the entity that sustains all living things found in nature.


SV - SZ200P is a special callsign for the Radio Amateur Association of Western Peloponnese to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821. Activity started on 9 April and will go through the end of the year. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.


T5, SOLMALIA. Alex, IT9HRK (aka T6/IT9HRK, 5A/IT9HRK, YI9/IT9ADT) is reportedly now based in Mogadishu for the next couple of months as of April 11th, and is expected to be active as T5/IT9HRK. He works for the UN crisis management. Activity will be on various HF bands using mainly SSB, but will try CW, RTTY and PSK.


UA - R35CHA (QSL via RZ5D) and R35YCH (QSL via RW3YS) are two special callsigns to be used between 17 and 30 April to memorialize the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster (26 April 1986).


UA - A team of six operators (M0MSV/RA3NAN, R6LGT, R6MG, RN3BL, RX3F and RZ3EC) will be active as RI0FF from Iturup Island (AS-025) on 28 July-3 August, and from Sakhalin Island (AS-018) on 4-6 August. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via RZ3EC. More information can be found on https://ri0ff.com/.


UA2F - Special callsigns RK75AK (UA2FAK), RK75FF (UF2F) and RK75FU (RA2FU) will be in use between 14 April and 31 July to mark the 75th anniversary of Kaliningrad. In 1946 northern East Prussia was annexed as part of the Russian SFSR by the Soviet Union and named the Kaliningrad Oblast.


VK - Steve, VK6SJ will be active as VK6SJ/4 from the islands of Iama (Yam), Thursday and Poruma (Coconut) in IOTA Group OC-138 between 26 April and 4 May. He will be there for work, and will be QRV during the local evenings. "Most likely only be using FT8", he says, "but if someone emails me separately and I have the time, I could do the odd SSB and CW contact". QSLs will be electronic only (LoTW, eQSL, QRZ).


VK9X - Steve, VK6SJ will be active as VK9XX from Christmas Island (OC-002) on 7-28 May. He will be QRV "mostly outside working hours", with a focus on 80, 40 and 30 metres "probably only FT8". QSL via EB7DX.


VP8 - Matthew, M0ZMS will be seconded to the RAF station at Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands (SA-002) from late April to late August. He will be active as VP8ZMS, hopefully using the Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society's club station shack. He operates digital modes, CW and some SSB. QSL via home call and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. See https://twitter.com/Vp8Zms for updates.


XE - Celebrating the 61st anniversary of the Asociacion de Radio Aficionados de la Republica Mexicana (https://ararm.com.mx/), special callsigns 6D1A, 6D2A and 6D3A will be active from 16 April to 16 May. QSLs via XE2T.


Iota News

AF-019. Members of Oriental Sicily Contest Team (OSCT - IB9O) will be active as IG9OSC from Linosa Island (ww Loc. JM65ku), Italy, between May 19-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via IG9OSC, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.

AS-018/AS-025 Members of the Russian Robinsons Club (RRC) will be active as RI0FF from Iturup Island (AS-025, RR-15-04), Kuril Islands, between July 28th and August 3rd, and from Sakhalin Island
(AS-018) between August 4-6th. Operators mentioned are Eugene/RZ3EC, Andrey/R6MG, Sergey/M0MSV/RA3NAN, Serge/RX3F, Vladimir/RN3BL and Daniil/R6LGT. Activity will be on various HF bands.
QSL Manager is RZ3EC. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred). For more details and updates, see: https://ri0ff.com/en

EU-111. Nobby, G0VJG, announced that he is organizing an IOTA trip to Monarch Islands, Scotland, mainly for the RSGB IOTA Contest and for 5 days of plenty of IOTA activity. He is looking for operators (team player/contester) that have 8 days to spare starting July 20th, please contact him.

EU-049. Juergen, DK3SJ, is now active as SV8/DK3SJ from Lesbos Island until April 24th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign or eQSL.

EU-068. Members of the Radio Club Du Bassin Minier (F6KJS) are organizing DXpedition to the Isle of Sein (IOTA rank 51.4%, WW Loc. 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
UPDATE: There will be QO-100 activity during the DXpedition:

EU-089. If you worked CQ83AS this past week, it was Antonio, CU8AS, celebrating his 83rd birthday with a special event callsign CQ83AS from Flores Island. He is expected to go QRT on April 19th.

EU-123. Operators Declan/EI6FR, Col/MM0NDX, Jonathan/MM0OKG and a cameraman were active as MS0INT from Bass Rock on April 17th. Activity was on 40/20 meters using only CW and SSB. Col states, "This was a short activity with no Sunday operating as expected. It was 99% EU who made the log with a handful of NA." Log should be on ClubLog by the time you read this. QSL via EB7DX. Some
video is on YouTube.com at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boqHAsd2H9M&t=18s

OC-138. Steve, VK6SJ, will be active as VK6SJ/4 from Iama Island (or Yam), Thursday and Poruma (or Coconut) Islands in the Torres Strait Group between April 26th and May 4th. He states that he will be operating evenings only because of work. Equipment is a FT-857D and simple wire antennas. Steve states, "Most likely only be using FT8, but if someone E-mails me separately and I have the time, I could do the odd SSB and CW contact....QSLs will be electronic only (QRZ, eQSL & LoTW) to keep it simple."


Qsl Info
EA5GL (now) Qsl manager for: HL1IWD/5(AS-081),

No Info received

Feco, HA8KW reports the sad news of the passing of Csaky "Tami" Tamas, HA8EK (HG8C). A member of the HG8DX Contest Team, he passed away on 6 April of Covid-19.

Edward "Eddy" M, Reynolds, K5WQG passed away on 9 April as the result of a major heart attack. Many IOTA chasers worked him on his numerous trips to Papua New Guinea, when he operated P29NI, P29VCX and P29VPB with Derek, G3KHZ, and Hans, SM6CVX.



WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2021 ---> Every 18 April, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. The IARU Administrative Council has chosen "Amateur Radio: Home but Never Alone" as the theme for this year's World Amateur Radio Day
(https://www.iaru.org/on-the-air/world-amateur-radio-day/): "Faced with a pandemic that forced the adoption of extreme physical isolation to reduce the spread of the virus, the worldwide amateur radio community responded positively to overcome the resulting social isolation". Announced participants in WARD 2021 include stations from
Bahrain ---- A91WARD
Belgium ---- OS21WARD
Canada ---- VA2RAC (Quebec), VA3RAC (Ontario), VE1RAC (Nova Scotia, VE4RAC (Manitoba), VE5RAC (Saskatchewan), VE6RAC (Alberta), VE7RAC (British Columbia, VE8RAC (Northwest Territories), VE9RAC (New Brunswick, VO1RAC (Newfoundland), VO2RAC (Labrador), VY0RAC (Nunavut), VY1RAC (Yukon), VY2RAC (Prince Edward Island)
Chile ----- XR3IARU
Croatia -- 9A21WARD
Denmark ---- 5P0WARD
England ----- GB4ARD, GB6ARD
France ------ TM96WARD
Germany --- DA21WARD
India -------- AT2WAR, AU2WAR, AU6ARD, AU8WAR
Italy --------- II2OM
Luxembourg - LX5WARD
Netherlands - PA21WARD, PA96Q, PA96WARD, PB96WARD, PG96WARD
Poland ----- 3Z0WARD
Romania -- YO21WARD
Saudi Arabia - HZ1WARD
Spain ------ EG5DMR, EG5WRD, EH4WRD
Switzerland - HB9WARD
UAE -------- A60WARD, A60WARD/#
Uruguay -- CX1AA
Turkey ---- TC18QRP


CONTEST UNIVERSITY 2021 ---> The Dayton event has been cancelled, but CTU 2021 will still take place on 20 May. It will be held online free of charge via Zoom, starting at 13.00 UTC. Registration opens on 21 April on the CTU website (https://www.contestuniversity.com/), where the Course Outline page is already up and running. CTU 2021 will end at 20.35 UTC with the presentation of this year's CQ Contest Hall of Fame.


CY0C: SABLE ISLAND 2022 ---> The CY0C team posted to the DXpedition's website (http://cy0dxpedition.net/index.html) that their October 2021 operation from Sable Island has had 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". Since the 2021 DXpedition is no longer possible, the 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".


DANNY WEIL ---> "Join the Yasme Foundation in recognizing World Amateur Radio Day as we showcase our rich history and celebrate the legacy of a storied DXpeditioner". The Board of Directors of the Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce the release of "Danny Weil. A Dreamer of Distant Lands Who Took Amateur Radio on the Trip of a Lifetime" by Martti Laine (OH2BH).
The 21-page article is published at http://www.yasme.org/dw1/. The page also contains a list of Danny Weil's expeditions, a collection of Danny's QSLs, and an interview with Danny at age 80, with OE1WHC of Dokufunk. Along with OH2BH's article, the book "Yasme. The Danny Weil and Colvin Radio Expeditions" by James D. Cain (K1TN) is also now available for the first time as a free downloadable PDF.


INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY ---> Organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club, the International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur radio event held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874). It is not a contest, but an opportunity for amateurs around the world to make contacts with historic Marconi sites using HF communications techniques. This year's event will be held on 24 April, from 00.00 UTC to 23.59 UTC. Details, including information on the Award Certificates and the listing of participating stations, can be found at http://gx4crc.com/.


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 "multipliers”. Multiplying your QSO points (maximum 100) by your multiplier value (max 10) will give you your score - maximum of 1000 points.
On 17-18 April a minimum of five multipliers will be QRV: OG2B (operated by OH2BH, OH2GEK and OH7EA), OH100SRAL (operated by OH2BCI and OH2KW), OH2A (operated by OH2KI and OH3JR), OH6SRAL (operated by OH6ZS) and OI3AX operated by OH2LGW). For easy logging, please use the special activity sheet at
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 (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.) during
January 2022. The same address will answer all questions relating to this centennial activity.