Het DX-nieuws van week 18 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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5U - Adrien, F4IHM will be active again as 5UAIHM from Niamey, Niger between 10 May and 15 June. He will operate CW on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via F4IHM, direct or bureau.
A3 - Masa, JA0RQV (https://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv) expects to be back to Nuku'alofa on Tongatapu Island (OC-049), Tonga from late May through October, and be QRV again as A35JP. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 80-6m, and will also try and be active from Niuatoputapu (OC-191), Niuafo'ou (OC-123), Vava'u (OC-064) and/or Ha'apai (OC-169). QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via home call.
BY - Ten stations (B0CRA, B1CRA, B2CRA, B3CRA, B4CRA, B5CRA, B6CRA, B7CRA, B8CRA and B9CRA) from across the country will be active from 23 UTC on 3 May until 9 UTC on 5 May for this year's "5.5 China Amateur Radio Festival" on air event, organized by the Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC). See http://www.crac.org.cn/55 for logsearch, and http://awards.crac.org.cn for the awards.
C5, THE GAMBIA. Operators Luc/F5RAV, Gerard/F5NVF and Abdel/M0NPT are hoping to be active as C5C from The Gambia sometime in October/November depending on Covid-19 travel restriction. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, Digital and the Satellites. QSL via F5RAV.
D73/HL41, SOUTH KOREA (Special Event). Members of the Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL)[HL0HQ] are using the special callsign HL41GDM in remembrance of the 41st anniversary of the Democratic Uprising (May 18th, 1980). Activity will be on all bands and modes through May 31st. QSL via HL4CCM, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog, or eQSL. For more details, see:
DL - Special callsign DL65ESSEN will be active from 1 May until 31 December to celebrate the 65th anniversary of DARC’s Ortsverband Essen. QSL via the bureau and LoTW.
DL25, GERMANY. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the "German DX Foundation" (GDXF), look for the special event callsign DL25GDXF to be active between May 1st and July 31st. QSL via DL6DH. The callsign is good towards the GDXF diploma which is a mandatory QSO. For details, see:
ES - Ed, ES2TT plans to be active as ES2TT/8 from Kihnu Island (EU-178) on 29-30 May. He will operate CW and SSB on 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
F - The second mission of ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet (KG5FYG and FX0ISS) on the International Space Station began on 23 April, and members of Radio Club F4KLR will operate special event callsign TM0ISS on all bands and modes. The activity will run at various
times until October to match the duration of the mission.
F - Commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's death (5 May 1821), F8GGZ and F6HFI will be active as TM200NB on 1-15 May. Also, the Radio Club de l'Aube (F5KOB) will be active as TM2CNB on 5-16 May and again on 9-11 July.
F - Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE will be active as TM400JF at various times between 3 May and 30 July. The special callsign commemorates the 400th anniversary of the birth of Jean de La Fontaine, the famous French fabulist. QSL via F4DTO, direct or bureau.
F - Gil, F4FET and Antoine, F5RAB will be active as TM7P from La Petite Ile (EU-107) on 23-27 July, IOTA Contest included. They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2m with two stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via F4FET.
FR, REUNION ISLAND (Reminder/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 - Celebrating 25 years of Mills on the Air, members of the Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society will operate a number of special callsigns on 3-9 May: GB0MOA, GB1MOA, GB2MOA, GB4MOA, GB5MOA, GB8MOA and GB9MOA. QSL via operator's instructions.
GM - Graham, MM0GHM will be active as either MM0GHM/p and MM0GHM/m from the Isle of Barra (EU-010) on 1-8 May. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and eQSL
HK - The Liga de Radioaficionados de Bogota (HK3LRB) will host a special event on 1-8 June with three special callsigns - 5J39FUL, 5K48LRB and 5J85FJR - that will be aired on 80-10m SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via LoTW ane eQSL. 5J39FUL is for the 39th anniversary of the Fundacion Universitaria Los Libertadores; one of the co-founders was Luis Hernan Linares Angel, HK3AMU (SK). 5J85FJR stands for Fundacion Jorge Reynolds and celebrates the 85th birthday of Jorge Reynolds Pombo (HK3RJ), who is known for contributing to the invention of the pacemaker. 5K48LRB is for the 48th anniversary of the Liga de Radioaficionados de Bogota. A number of certificates will be available, see https://www.qrz.com/db/5K48LRB for information.
HL - Special callsigns HL41GDM and D73M will be active on 1-31 May to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Gwangju Uprising (18-27 May 1980), aka the Gwangju Democratization Movement. QSLs via HL4CCM, direct or bureau. In 2011, the Archives for the May 18th Democratic
Uprising against Military Regime were inscribed to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
HP - Celebrating the bicentennial of the independence of Panama from Spain, special event callsign HP200I will be active from 1 June to 30 November. Look for activity on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres SSB and digital modes. QSL via HP1DAV.
I - The Oriental Sicily Contest Team (IB9O) will be active as IG9OSC from Linosa Island
(AF-019) on 19-23 May. Team members include IG9ITO, IT9DBF, IT9FKD, IT9GAC, IT9IHB, IT9LKX, IT9NKT, IT9ZZO and IW9HSK. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 80-10 metres.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or direct to IT9ZZO. See https://www.osct.it/linosa2021/ for more information.
JD1_oga- Once again Makoto, JI5RPT (http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/) will be active as JD1BLY from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara on 10-12 June. He will operate FT8, CW and SSB on 40-6 metres, with a focus on 6m and FT8 on the HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau; logsearch on Club Log and updates via Twitter (@jd1bly).
JW - Tom, OH6VDA (LA6VDA) expected to be active again as JW6VDA from 26 April to 9 May, but has had to cancel due to travel restrictions. According to http://jw5e.com/, he is now booked for
18 October-3 November. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or via the bureau to LA6VDA.
JW, SVALBARD. Operators Erling/LA6VM, Halvard/LA7XK and Just/LA9DL will once again be active as JW6VM, JW7XK and JW9DL, respectively, from the JW5E radio club cottage in Longyearbyen, Svalbard (EU-026), between October 6-11th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL
via operator's home callsign. They will also be active as JW5X during the Schandinavian Activity (SSB) Contest (October 9-10th). QSL JW5X via LA5X, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW, eQSL, or ClubLog.
LY - LY57BC will be active throughout May to promote and participate in the 57th edition of the Baltic Contest. QSL via eQSL and LoTW. Organized by the Lithuanian Radio Sports Federation, the contest will be held on 80 metres SSB and CW starting at 21 UTC on 22 May and ending at 2 UTC on 23 May. Complete information can be found on http://www.lrsf.lt/en/balticcontestrules/.
PJ5 & V47, ST. EUSTATIUS AND ST. KITTS (Canceled). John, W5JON/V47JA, informs that both his St. Eustatius (June 22-28th) and St. Kitts (June 12th-July 10th) operations have been canceled and will still remain under a strict Covid-19 QUARANTINE during June/July. However, his October and November operations remains on schedule and are NOT CANCELLED, as "rumor" has it that the quarantine will be lifted October 1, 2021:
V47JA --------- October 16th and November 12th; LoTW; QSL via W5JON (d)
PJ5/W5JON -- October 25th and November 1st; LoTW; QSL via W5JON (d)
RP76, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Update/Correction/Special Event). To commemorate 76th anniversary of the Victory in WW II, the Union of Russian Radio Amateurs (SRR), is conducting "Victory-76" special on-the-air event between May 2nd (starts at 0000 UTC) and May 9th (ends at 1159 UTC). Many special memorial stations with "RP76" (not RP75 as mentioned last week) prefix in their callsigns will be active. Activity will be on all HF band and modes including the satellites. A special award (diploma) is available. The complete list of participating stations is available at: https://pobeda.srr.ru/stations
For more details, see: https://pobeda.srr.ru
For QSL routes, check QRZ.com.
SE400, SWEDEN (Special Event). Members of the Hisingens Radio Club (SK6AW) will activate the special callsign SE400G to take part in the celebration of Gothenburg City's 400th anniversary (June 4th) between May 1st and July 31st. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. All QSOs will
be uploaded to LoTW. QSL only via LoTW.
TC568, TURKEY (Special Event). Look for special event station TC568FA to be active until May 29th. Activity is to celebrate the 568th anniversary of the "Conquest of Istanbul". Operations will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. A special certificate is available. See QRZ.com for details.
TM0, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the APRA-62 Radio Club (F4KLR) are activating the special callsign TM0ISS in honor of the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG/FX0ISS, onboard the ISS. Activity from Wingles (Pas-de-Calais) will last until September. Operations will be on all bands and modes. A special double QSL card on glossy paper has been created. Watch QRZ.com for updates as well as the following media Web pages: https://apra-62.site123.me
TM200, FRANCE (Special Event). Operators Michel/F8GGZ and Serge/F6HFI will activate the special callsign TM200NB to commemorate the bicentennial of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte (May 5th, 1821) between May 1-15th. Listen for a special QSL route/address for this station.
TM6, FRANCE (Contest/WFF/FFF Op). In order to participate in the French THF Championship, look for TM5PH to be active from Pierre sur Haute (1634m, Department 63; WW Loc. JN15VP) between June 4-5th. Operators mentioned are Philippe/F1GGS, Christophe/F4FHV, Olivier/F5PAL, Jean-Marc/F5RQQ and Jean-Claude/F8CFO. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. Operations will be from the same site in order to satisfy fans of France Flora Fauna
(Reference FFF -0026) in the Parc Régional Livradois-Forez natural park. QSL Manager is F5RQQ. QSL via the Bureau, direct or ClubLog.
TM66, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Radio-Club de Perpignan (F6KBR), in collaboration with the RCA66 (Radioamateurs Conflent ARISS 66), will activate the special callsign TM66TDF during the 15th stage and passage (July 11th) of the Tour de France (France's bicycle race) on the heights of the dam in the municipality of Vinça (commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales) near the "Sant Pere de Belloc Chapel" in southern France. Activity will take place between June 26-30th and July 3-12th,
on various HF and VHF bands, using CW, SSB, FT8, FM and the satellites. QSL via the Bureau.
VE - On 19 April NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter (ICAO designator IGY) became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. Celebrating that event, Lali, VE3NE will be active as VX31IGY from 27 May to 27 June, CQ WW WPX CW Contest included.
QSL via home call.
VK9X - Steve, VK6SJ [425DXN 1563] was supposed to be active as VK6SJ/4 from IOTA Group OC-138 between 26 April and 4 May, but travel restrictions prevent his departure. His trip to Christmas Island is still scheduled for 7-28 May, but "may be delayed". When he goes, he will be active as VK9XX, "mostly outside working hours and focused on the night time bands and mainly FT8". QSL via EB7DX.
VP6R PITCAIN ISLAND VIDEO PRESENTATION. The following will take you to a video presentation (about 1:25 long) by Craig, K9CT, on the 2019 VP6R Pitcairn Island DXpedition at a Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association (MVARA) meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0RcB2x2qJ8
VP8 FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS (By John Whitby, Communications Regulator).
See the extra bulletin below.. Renew your VP8 license if you have one, by August 31st:
VX31, CANADA (Special Event/Contest). Lali, VE3NE, will activate the special callsign VX31IGY between May 27th and June 27th, which includes the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th). Activity is to commemorate the the first flight of a powered aircraft (on April 19, 2021) on another
planet (Mars) completed by a helicopter called Ingenuity, controlled by NASA's engineers. The aircraft's callsign is 1-IGY. A special QSL card will be available via VE3NE.
Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Sigfrido, IW9FMD (5H0RS, 7Q7RS, HB9FFN, T6AB), is once again active as Z81S from South Sudan. The length of his stay is unknown. He is there working with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in South Sudan). Activity will be limited to his free time, but most of his operations has been on 15 meters SSB so far. QSL via IT9YVO direct only.
EU-010. Graham, MM0GHM, will be active as MM0GHM/P from Isle of Barra, Scotland, between now and May 8th. He normally uses a FT100D with 100w into a Superstick MP1. Mostly on 17m! QSL via MM0GHM, direct by the Bureau or eQSL.
EU-123. Members of the Sheffield DX Club (M0SDC) will activate the Island of Arran in Scotland as G7M during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). Operators mentioned are Colin/G3VCQ, Sharon/
M3VCQ, Charlie/GI4FUE, Peter/MI5JYK, Rob/M0KPD, Bill/G4ZVB, David/M0YDB and David G3UNA. QSL via G3VCQ.
EU-178. Ed, ES2TT, will be active as ES2TT/8 from Kihnu Island between May 29-30th. Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-067. Operators John/KG4AKV, Steve/W4MGT, Marty/W4MY, Marc/W4MPS, Dwayne/N4MIO and Carl/W8WZ will be active as W4MY from Harkers Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 24-25th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/24-HRs/Island entry. QSL via W4MY.
OC-138. (Canceled) Steve, VK6SJ, who was expected to be active as VK6SJ/4 from Iama Island (or Yam), Thursday and Poruma (or Coconut) Islands in the Torres Strait Group this past week, reports: " I was supposed to be on Iama (Yam), Thursday and Poruma (Coconut) Islands in the Torres Strait
(OC-138) between 26th April and 4th May, however this now appears unlikely due to a COVID lock-down in Perth preventing my departure to Horn Island. The work I was to be doing there will now most likely be carried out by others, or I may get back there in June."
EA5GL Qsl manager : 8Q7MS and YD7RV/p cards are sending out
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Passing of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins
+ Arasu Manohar, VU2UR passed away of Covid-19 on 28 April. Born in 1939 and active on the amateur bands since 1967 (VU2URZ), he served as Contests & Awards Manager for the Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI), as well as IARU Region 3 Monitoring System Co-ordinator from 1999 to 2009. He enjoyed participating in CW contests, and in 2004 he was awarded the RSGB's Commonwealth Medal for "providing the most improved score or contribution to the Commonwealth Contest". He also participated in several expeditions, notably the IOTA operations from AS-106 (VU7M, August 2012), AS-169 (AT0BI, March & July 2004) and AS-173 (AT0RI, August 2004 and AT5RP, August 2014).
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3Y0J: PRESS RELEASE #2 (29 APRIL) ---> Bouvet is like the Mount Everest of DXCC entities. It is among the most challenging entities to activate due to significant transportation costs and personal sacrifices required by the team to make the 42-day round trip. Fortunately, Bouvet is not our first mountain. We are well prepared for this challenge. All plans are going well. We are researching polar quality tents and equipment. We are discussing antenna specifications with various manufacturers. We will make careful choices to help us meet the demand for Bouvet contacts.
We are delighted to add a second physician to our team. Dr. Mike Crownover (AB5EB) and Dr. Bill Straw (KO7SS) are both seasoned Emergency Physicians and will help the team immensely with their expertise. Our fundraising is going very well. We have received a significant donation
from our longtime friend Y. Zorro Miyazawa (JH1AJT). Zorro has always been an enthusiastic supporter of our missions and his generosity is greatly appreciated.
We are pleased to announce that we will receive the ARRL's Colvin Grant, as
well as large donations from the Far East DX-ploiters Foundation, the German
DX Foundation and the Twin Cities DX Association. We would love to add your Club or your Call to our sponsors pages.
This will be an arduous and expensive mission. Our budget is USD 764,000 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 Eentity. It is only through this kind of support that we can achieve our mission of making 100,000 contacts or more
from Bouvet. In closing, we especially wish to thank our many Foundation, Club and Individual donors. Without this kind of support, operations to the world's rarest entities would not be possible. Please include your callsign, mailing address and email address with your PayPal submissions. We would not want to miss QSLing with you!
You can follow our plans from our website (https://3y0j.com/) and
Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3y0jbouvet2023).
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 is now open on the CTU website (https://www.contestuniversity.com/). CTU 2021 will end at 20.35 UTC with the presentation of this year's CQ Contest Hall of Fame.
HAMVENTION FORUMS 2021 ---> Registration is now opend for this year's Hamvention Forums, which will be held online via Zoom on 21 May starting at 15 UTC.
See https://hamvention.org/forums-2021/ for complete information.
NCDXF ---> The officers for the Northern California DX Foundation were voted in on 26 April. The new slate of officers is Kevin Rowett K6TD (President), Ned Sterns AA7A (Vice President), Glenn Johnson W0GJ (Secretary) and Don Greenbaum N1DG (Treasurer).
The primary purpose of NCDXF (http://www.ncdxf.org/) is to help fund well-organized DXpeditions to rare, difficult and expensive entities. Those funds come from the contributions of supporters in the DX community, who "help make DX happen". The latest major donation (USD 100,000) has been made to the Intrepid DX Group's 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition planned for January/February 2023. In addition, NCDXF provides scholarships to Contest University for those 25 years of age and under; partners with IARU to operate the NCDXF Beacon System worldwide; oversees the "Cycle 25 Project", an endowment-fund created from estate planning.
VP2VB ---> The JIDXM (Japan International DX Meeting) DXpedition of the Year Award is presented to teams and individuals making an outstanding contribution to the DX community. The 2020 Award has been bestowed to the VP2VB Danny Weil Memorial DXpedition, organized to bring the Danny Weil story to today's amateur radio community. The team (KO8SCA, OH2BH, OH2GEK and VE7NY)
focused on low bands to Japan and Europe, and skillfully utilized CW, FT4, and FT8, achieving more than 5000 QSOs on the 160 and 80m bands, including 335 QSOs with Japan.
WRTC 2022: POSTPONED ---> The Organizing Committee announced on 24 April that, "having previously consulted the WRTC Sanctioning Committee", they have decided "to postpone WRTC 2022 one year to 2023. There have been no changes in the qualification process or to the overall structure of the event and its sponsoring committee. A detailed report on the qualification standings will be prepared and released at a later date. In consideration of the worldwide public health challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic, we believe our decision is reasonable. We have received many communications from competitors and friends of WRTC and have taken them very
seriously. There will be further announcements regarding WRTC as soon as new arrangements have been made". The World Radiosport Team Championship was due to be held in Bologna, Italy
on 6-11 July 2022 (https://www.wrtc2022.it/).
NCDXF NEWS (Press Release, dated April 27th). The officers for the Northern California DX Foundation were voted in on April 26, 2021.
The new slate of officers is:
Kevin Rowett, K6TD, President
Ned Sterns, AA7A, Vice President
Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, Secretary
Don Greenbaum, N1DG, Treasurer
The primary purpose of NCDXF is to help fund well-organized DXpeditions to rare, difficult and expensive entities. Those funds come from the contributions of our supporters in the DX community. Your contribution will help make DX happen. Visit our website: www.ncdxf.org.
* NCDXF provides scholarships to Contest University for those 25 years of age and under
* Partners with IARU to operate the NCDXF Beacon System worldwide
* Oversees the Cycle 25 Project: an endowment-fund created from estate planning
We thank you for your continued support.
Best regards, Ned Stearns, AA7A, NCDXF Vice President