Het DX-nieuws van week 2 - 2020. Ook nu weer verzameld door Henk - PD3H.

*** D X N E W S by PD3H ***
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D4 - Egill, TF3EO is active again as D44KF from Sal Island (AF-086), Cape Verde until 9 January. This time he operates CW and "a very little SSB". QSL direct to G3SWH (OQRS on http://www.g3swh.org.uk) or LoTW; the log will be uploaded to Club Log.

E5 - SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Donald, VE7DS, will be active as E51DDG from the Kiikii Inn on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between February 2-14th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters daily using CW only with an Elecraft K3 and KPA500 running 500 watts into verticals on the beach. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.

FR - REUNION ISLAND. Roland, F8EN (ex-CN8EM, FO8BV, 3C3CR, TR8CR, TR50R), will be active as FR/F8EN from Reunion Island between January 23rd and February 18th. Activity will be CW only on various HF bands. QSL via F6AJA, direct or through the REF Bureau. The QSL will be printed upon his return to France and the log will be uploaded on the LNDX Web site at: http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php

G - John, M0XIG will operate special callsign GB200FN between 7 January and 3 February to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing. QSL direct to M0XIG

H44 - SOLOMON ISLANDS. Shane, VK4KHZ, will be active as H44DA from Busuone Village, Guadalcanal Island (OC-047), Solomon Islands, until January 7th. Activity will be focused on 6 meters, but he will be active on 80/60/40/20/15/10 meters using SSB and also SO50 Satellite. On 60m, listen for him on 50110 and 50125, 50135 kHz. QSL via his home callsign direct.

HE2 - SWITZERLAND (Special Event). Members of the Association des Radioamateurs de la Cote (HB9HI) will activate the special event station HE2JOJ until January 31st. Activity is to mark the 3rd edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse) to be hosted in Lausanne. QSL via HB9HI, direct or by the Bureau. A special certificate will be available. For complete information, see the following Web page at: http://www.hb9hi.ch/he2joj. The Youth Olympic Games, an international multi-sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee, aim at bringing together talented young athletes aged 15-18 from around the world.

JA - JARL's Okinawa Branch will operate special station 8N6SHURI throughout 2020 to support the reconstruction of Shuri Castle, whose main courtyard structures were destroyed in a fire on 1 October 2019. QSL via the bureau. A UNESCO World Heritage site, for 450 years Shuri Castle was the royal court and administrative centre of the Ryukyu Kingdom, as well as the cultural heart of the Ryukyu Islands.

LZ - Once again Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) will use twelve special callsigns throughout 2020 to honour as many different Orthodox saints: LZ1908IK (January), LZ34WGI (February), LZ250KD (March), LZ603IL (April), LZ177GL (May), LZ734PA (June), LZ551MS (July), LZ662MI (August), LZ595IP (September), LZ1891AO (October), LZ350PI (November) and LZ1263AN (December). QSL via the bureau or direct to P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. Details on the "All Saints 2020" award can be found at http://www.lz1kcp.com/.

OE1970 - AUSTRIA (Special Event). Look for Wolfgang, OE1WWL, to be active as OE1970WWL from Vienna to celebrate his 50th anniversary in amateur radio throughout 2020. He plans to participate in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) signing as OE0WWL. QSL via OE1WWL, by the Bureau, LoTW and eQSL. For more details, see: https://www.qsl.net/oe1wwl/oe1970wwl

T8 - JH6WDG will be active again as T88AQ from Koror (OC-009), Palau on 7-13 January. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 160-10 metres. QSL ia LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via JH6WDG.

UA - The Russian Robinson Club will operate special event station R200ANT between 1 January and 31 March to commemorate The 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. QSL via RZ3EC. See https://antarctica200.hamlog.ru/ for information on the "Antarctica 200" award programme.

VK9N - Janusz, SP9FIH will be active as VK9NK from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between 12 January and 12 April. He will operate SSB, RTTY and FT8 (Fox & Hound) on 160-10 metres, and will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via SP9FIH. See http://vk9nk.dxpeditions.org/ for more information

VP2M - Duane, WV2B will be active holiday style as VP2MDT from Montserrat (NA-103) on 9-15 January. He will operate SSB and CW. QSL via WV2B.

YU - Special callsign YT50SCWC will be activated throughout 2020 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Serbian CW Club. QSL via LoTW, or via YU1MM (direct or bureau).

ZF - Pete, K8PGJ will be active again as ZF2PG from the Cayman Islands (NA-016) on 11-19 January. He will operate SSB on the HF bands, with holiday style activity except during the North American QSO Party (from 18 UTC on 18 January to 6 UTC on the 19th). QSL via LoTW or direct to home call.

NA-102. Jean, FG8NY, will be active with the special callsign TO10CWO from Saint Claude, Basse Terre Island, Guadeloupe, between January 17-31st. Activity is to celebrate 10th anniversary of CW Ops Club. Operations will will be on various HF bands on CW. QSL via FG8NY.

SA-080. Operators Rafael/PP2OK, Esdras/PY6ZK, Edilson/PU6JEL, and Bob/PY6TV will be active as ZW6C from Tinhare Island between January 16-19th. Activity will be on 40/20/10 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are 7018, 7165, 14025, 14255, 28025 and 28455 kHz. QSL via PY6TV direct (SAE) or via PayPal to: Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.