Het DX-nieuws van week 19- 2020. 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...

DXcalender 2020May 

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4X - Special callsigns 4X75V and 4Z75V will be active from Israel on 1-10 May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. QSL via 4X6ZM and logsearch on Club Log; all QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.

9A - Radio Klub Grada Zaboka (9A0Z) & friends will be active as 9A1CHRIS on 4-10 May to honour the memory of Kresimir "Chris" Kovarik, 9A5K (8 May 1974 - 27 February 2019). A special QSL card will be downloadable on http://www.9a0z.com/. Past President of the Croatian Amateur Radio Association (HRS) and Vice Chairman of the IARU Region 1 HF Committee, Chris was the author of DXlog.net and a competitor in three World Radiosport Team Championships (2006, 2014 and 2018). In 2019 he was inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame.

A9 - Special event station A91WTIS will be active on 10-17 May to celebrate World Telecommunication & Information Society Day (17 May). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via A92AA. The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

G - From England, special callsigns commemorating the end of World War II in Europe include GB4VVV run by G0SFJ on 27 April-11 May (the suffix is the distinctive dit-dit-dit-dah used by the BBC in its foreign language programmes to occupied Europe, QSL via eQSL only) and GB75VET run by M0IRU on 1-28 May (QSL via M0IRU and LoTW).

GI - GB75VEC is the special callsign for the Grey Point Fort Amateur Radio Society to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe. Activity will take place from MI0MOD's QTH in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, starting on 7 May. See qrz.com for QSL instructions

GU - The Guernsey Amateur Radio Society will run special event station GU75LIB on 6-12 May to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Guernsey from occupying forces during
World War II. QSL via the bureau, or direct to GU8ITE.
HL40 - SOUTH KOREA (Special Event). Look for special event station HL40GDM to be active until May 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the May 18th Democratic Uprising in Gwangju. Operations will be on all bands and modes. Operators mentioned are HL4CCM, HL4CBI, HL4CEL, HL4CBX, HL4CJG, HL4CRO, HL4CTL, DS4FLF, DS4GDG, DS4BZC, DS4FMG, DS4FQS, DS4GKG, DS4HCB, HL4TRQ, HL4RFW, DS4GOD, DS4HCJ, DS4HDJ and DS4HEO. QSL via HL4CCM, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or ClubLog. For more details, see QRZ.com.

JA - Once again the ITU Association of Japan's Amateur Radio Club will operate special event station 8J1ITU from 30 April to 31 May to celebrate the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (17 May) and the creation of the International Telecommunication
Union. QSL via the JARL bureau and eQSL.

LA - Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe (8 May 1945), Hugo, LA5YJ will be active as LI8MAI on 1-31 May. QSL via LA5YJ.
SN100 - POLAND (Special Event). Czeslaw, SP9FZU, will be active with the special callsign SN100PS from Gliwice in memory of Second Silesian Civil War, 1920. Activity will be on various HF bands. Length of his operation was not mentioned. QSL via SP9KAG, by the Bureau or direct.

SV/A - Monk Iakovos, based at the Koutloumousiou Monastery on Mount Athos, is expected to be active again as SV2RSG/A on 7-10 May. He will operate SSB and CW on 20m. QSL direct to Monk Iakovos Kutlumusian, Holy Monastery Koutloumousiou, 630 86 Karyes, Greece

UN - Commemorating the end of World War II, special callsigns UP75P, UP75O, UP75B, UP75E, UP75D, UP75A and UP75POBEDA will be active from Kazakhstan on 2-9 May during the Memorial Pobeda-75 ("pobeda" is Russian for "victory"). QSLs via LoTW and eQSL. Two certificates will be available, see https://www.qrz.com/db/UP75POBEDA for information.

VE - Gilles, VA2EW (VE2TZT) will be active as CF2T between 8 May and 6 June to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Main activity will be during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW.

VU - Special COVID-19 stations from India include AT2SHI (QSL via eQSL, or direct to VU2UUU), AT2TNX (QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to VU2KWJ), AT20SH (QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to VU2HIT), AT9SS (QSL via VU2NSL and LoTW) and AU2STH (QSL direct to VU2JAU). Additionally, providing assistance to the local governments are AU2COV and AU2IAG from Kolkata (West Bengal), as well as AT2GOK from Bengaluru (Karnataka).
YJ - VANUATU. There seems to be a new operator on the island, Estelle, YJ8ED from Port-Vila. No QSNs have been reported yet. QSL via eQSL or direct.

Iota News
EU-089. Antonio, CU8AS, is now active as CQ82AS from Flores Island until May 7th. Activity is to celebrate his 82nd birthday. Operations will be on various HF bands using CW and FT8.
QSL via LoTW.

SA-046. Ricardo (goes by Lyra), PY7RL, has been active as PY7RL/7 from Itamaracá Island, and is there almost every weekend as well as sometimes during the week. He signs PY7RL when he is at home on the mainland, but PY7RL/7 when he is on SA-046. Activity is on 40-10 meters using SSB (on IOTA frequencies), FT8/FT4 and upon requests also on CW. All QSOs are uploaded to LoTW and
ClubLog. ClubLog's OQRS is open for direct requests. NO Bureau.


QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 17,850 cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2010-19), the 62 deleted DXCC Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962, Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php .

STAY AT HOME ---> Further special callsigns joining the Stay Home campaign and/or showing support for health care professionals and other key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic include:

6Y6STAYHOME------Jamaica----------EA5GL (direct)
AT20SH----------------India--------------VU2HIT (direct) or Club Log's OQRS
AT2SHI-----------------India--------------VU2UUU (direct)
AT2TNX----------------India--------------VU2KWJ (direct) or Club Log's OQRS
AU2STH----------------India-------------VU2JAU (direct)---till 31/05
CB2HOME-------------Chile-------------LoTW only----------till 14/07
GB1KEY----------------Wales------------see qrz.com---------01/05-28/05
PC19STAYSAFE-----Netherlands------PA7HPH--------------from 21/05
VI20SH---------------Australia-----------LoTW and eQSL----till 06/07
YO1STAYHOME----Romania-----------LoTW and eQSL----till 15/09

5K0K DXPEDITION VIDEO. A video of the 2019 5K0K DXpedition to San Andres Island (NA-033) by Pavel, OK1GK, is now available on YouTube. The video is a little over 15 minutes long and can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=S8OIF8ZlWxU

Qsl Info

5K0K QSL STATUS. The 5K0K Team reports (FaceBook) on May 1st: We have uploaded all QSO to LoTW today. It is already six months after the DXpedition, and we want to thank again all stations who called us. QSL cards over the Bureau were printed and sorted. We sent them to the
central Czech QSL Bureau for further distribution.

ET3TK QSL INFO. Slavek, OK1CU, informs, that there are still some blank QSL card available for ET3TK activation. If there is still anyone who needs to have QSOs confirmed with ET3TK, please send your QSL direct or via the Bureau via OK1CU. Thank you.

Bill O'Kain (K4LTA) passed away on 28 April. Born in 1931 and first licenced in 1956 as KN4LTA, he was a member of the First Class CW Operators' Club (FOC) and was very active in many contests. Bill and his wife Ruby (K4UPS) enjoyed several trips to the Caribbean since 1980 (J37BO,
J38A, J6LTA, J70A, J74Z).

Herbert L. Schoenbohm (KV4FZ) became a Silent Key on 29 April aged 84. First licenced in 1954 as W0VXO, in 1968 he moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Herb was one of the pioneers in Top Band DXing, and was the third (tied with W8LRL) to gain DXCC on 160 metres back in 1977.