Het DX-nieuws van week 20 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 - Ennio, IW1RBI and his team will be active again as 3A/IW1RBI from Monaco on 27-30 May. Plans are to be QRV around the clock on 30-6 metres and operate FT8 (Fox & Hound) with one dedicated station, but SSB and CW "will not be neglected". QSL via LoTW, or direct to IW1RBI; logsearch on Club Log.
3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. Ken, LA7GIA, 3Y0J Co-Leader, reported on the 3Y0J FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3y0jbouvet2023) that the German DX Foundation (GDXF) confirms their record breaking donation of 8000 Euro/10,000 USDs to the 3Y0J DXpedition!! He states, "This is the largest donation ever and we're very honored with the trust
they have shown in our Bouvet project. Let the journey begin!"
5N, NIGERIA. DX-World.net is reporting that Jean-Louis, ZS6AAG, "may" now be active as 5N7MSF from Abuja. There was a 20 meters SSB QSNs reported on Friday, May 14th. Jean-Louis is there working for the Médecins Sans Frontières [MSF](Doctors Without Borders), and the length of his stay is unknown. QSL via his home callsign and eQSL.
5R - After spending 21 years in Senegal as 6W7RP (September 1999-July 2020), Daniel Eichenberger has moved to Nosy Be (AF-057), Madagascar and is now active as 5R8RP. His current setup includes a vertical multiband antenna for 40-6 metres.
8J1, JAPAN (Special Event). Voluntary members of the JARL in the Yamanashi Prefecture Branch have activated the special event station 8J1TSN to celebrate the 500th anniversary/birthday (November 3rd) of Prince Takeda Shingen until December 31st. Prince Takeda Shingen was a hero of Yamanashi
Prefecture (Kai Province). QSL via the Bureau (NO eQSL or LoTW). Your QSL is not needed.
8P, BARBADOS. Charles, 8P6ET, will be active as 8P1W during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via KU9C direct.
CT - Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Tropas Paraquedistas (the Portuguese Paratroopers), special callsign CR65PQ will be active on 17-23 May. QSL via CT1EHX.
DL - DARC Team SES (Special Event Station) will be active as DP90JMT from 1 June to 30 November to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Junker Morse Taste. Patented in 1931 and produced until 2014, this iconic straight key is widely considered to be one of the best performing telegraph keys ever made. QSL via the bureau, or direct to DL2VFR.
F - Members of the Radio Club du Bassin Minier will be active as TM6KJS from Sein Island (EU-068) from 27 May to 7 June, including participation in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. They will operate CW, SSB, and digital modes with two stations on 80-10 metres, and four stations on 6m, 2m, 70cm and 23cm (active from 6 to 21 UTC). They will also be on QO-100. QSL via F6KJS (direct or bureau) and logsearch on Club Log. See https://tm6kjs.f6kjs.fr/ for more information.
FM - Pandemic permitting, Marius, ON4RU will be active as FM/OQ3R from Martinique (NA-107) from 23 May to 5 June. He will operate CW only on 160-6 metres, and will participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as TO3F. QSLs direct to ON4RU.
FR - Phil, F5TRO and his wife Ann, F5BSB are relocating permanently on Reunion Island (AF-016), and will be QRV as FR8UA and FR8TZ respectively. They will operate mainly SSB and CW, with plans to be equipped for 80m to 23 cm. QSLs via LoTW or direct.
HA - Special callsign HG21TISZA (QSL via HA7VK) will be used during this year's Tisza Cup, the International CW Contest to be held on the first full weekend of June (5-6 June this year, from 1 2 UTC on Saturday until 11.59 UTC on Sunday). Complete information can be found on http://www.tiszacup.eu/.
I - Special callsign II6RI will be active on all bands and modes from 15 May to 30 June to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Italian Republic (2 June 1946). QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL or direct to IK6IHU. See http://www.ii6ri.it/ for more information.
JA - Take, JI3DST will be active as JI3DST/5 from Shodo Island (AS-200) on 19-21 May and again on 26-28 May. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 40-6 metres, and will also be QRV as JR8YLY/5 or JR8YLY/p. All QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log and made available for Club Log Matching on the IOTA website.
JA - If the Covid situation allows, Ichy, JH7IPR will be active as JH7IPR/p
(FT8, FT4) and JH7IPR/6 (other modes) from Yakushima on 21-25 May, and from Tanegashima between 25 May and 1 June. Both the islands count for IOTA group AS-032 (Osumi Islands). He will be QRV on 80-6 metres. The logs will be uploaded to Club Log.
JA - Hide, JO1CRA will be active again as JO1CRA/7 from Oshima (AS-206), Miyagi Prefecture on 22-24 May. He will operate CW and FT8 on 40, 30, 20 and 15 metres, with a focus on 6 metres: 50303 kHz FT8 as a beacon, QSOs on 50303 or 50280 kHz, plus SSB on 50260 kHz for
JA stations). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call.
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Satellite Op). Jim, ND9M (aka VQ9JC), who has been active as ND9M/mm from wet grids in the Pacific, is now anchored in Saipan (OC-086), and plans to go ashore and be active as ND9M/KH0. He provided the following update/wrap-up of his wet grids on May 11th: "We arrived safely at Saipan in QK25 (grid) this afternoon; the 'hook' (anchor) has been dropped after almost a month underway. Here are the numbers for the voyage:
* I made 951 QSOs from 62 grids in 12 different grid fields.
* Of those QSOs, 285 were made using SSB, 161 with FM, and 505 on CW.
* 11 satellites were used for 152 passes in which QSOs were made. I was on an additional 31 passes in which no QSOs were made.
* RS-44 was by far the hardest satellite for me to use, but even so 423 contacts (44%) were logged over that one. Also, AO-91 held up well enough to produce 146 contacts (15%) by itself.
* All logs have been uploaded to LOTW. I'm still working on QSO fills.
I'll be on from our anchorage while we're here over the next month. But although we're close to shore, operating from the ship does not carry DXCC credit, so I'll take the gear ashore and operate as ND9M/KH0 as it's been several years since anyone's been on satellite from the island."
KH6, HAWAII (Update/Special Event). Several Hawaiian Amateur Radio operators will activate the special event station K6K to celebrate "King Kamehameha the Great and Hawaii's Rich History" on June 11th, between 06:00am HST - (1600z) until 10:00pm HST (0600Z). Excerpts from a press release by Michael, KH6ML, states [edited]: Amateur Radio Operators will activate special-event station K6K to celebrate King Kamehameha the Great and Hawai'i’s rich history. K6K special event station will give HAMS a chance to add Hawaii to their logs to earn WAS or DCXX awards.
Successful radio contacts are eligible to receive a special and inscribed a certificate bearing the full-color rendition of K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration.
After hearing about the cancellation of all King Kamehameha Celebration parade events statewide, Michael Miller - KH6ML , a community emergency coordinator, spoke with amateur radio operators and a few people with the Commission to see if there was a level of interest to make the event happen. This station is authorized by the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission as an official event. The Kamehameha Day Holiday was proclaimed by King Kamehameha I's grandson, Lot Kapuaiwa - King Kamehameha V, in 1871, followed by an inaugural celebration of events on June 11, 1872. Years later, in 1939, the Commission was formed under the Hawai'i Territorial Legislature.
TO VIEW A SHORT CLIP OF 2020 lei draping and short history, see: https://fb.watch/4rB_6oMA7H
* This is not a contest. The idea is to allow as many operators as possible to reach the contact station operators and learn about King Kamehameha the Great and why he is celebrated in Hawai'i.
* All radio operators must operate their stations strictly in accordance with their countries' or FCC regulations. Any authorized amateur radio frequency may be used.
* Stations should listen for K6K calling "CQ K6K"
* The main modes will be SSB, FM, FT-8, and Winlink. Other Modes may be added.
* QSLS: eQSLs are available via LoTW. NO Paper QSLs.
* CERTIFICATES: Are self-printed (by you) for contacts with our Special Event Station. If you contact our Special Event Station, look up your callsign on the following link and print your own certificate: (Link to follow). Please allow 30 days for all logs to be processed.
For more info see: https://sites.google.com/view/k6khawaii
KL - Phil, KC3CIB plans to be active as KC3CIB/KL7 on 29-31 May. "I will be on a fishing trip", he says, "but will be activating Shelter Island (NA-041) for IOTA. Operating time will be limited. Will be QRP, most likely using a digital mode". QSL via eQSL or direct.
LU - Radio Club QRM Belgrano (LU4AAO, LU4AAO/A and LU4AAO/D) will be active on 18-25 May to commemorate the "Semana de Mayo", a weeklong series of events that took place in May 1810 and represented the first successful revolution in the South American Independence process. Activity will be on the HF, VHF and UHF bands using SSB, FT8, CW and SSTV). See http://lu4aao.org/ for more information.
OL57, CZECH REPUBLIC (Special Event/Contest). Olda, OK1YM, will be active with the special callsign OL57ZW during CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. The special callsign OL57ZW is dedicated in memory and honoring Zdeno, OK2ZW (ex.OK2PZW), who unexpectedly became a Silent Key (SK) on January 4th, 2021, at the age of only 57 years. Olsa will be send all QSL cards automatically via the Bureau.
P4 - John, W2GD will be active as P44W from Aruba (SA-036) on 25 May-1 June. Main activity will be during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest; outside the contest he will be QRV on 30, 17 and 12 metres as time permits. QSL via LoTW, or direct only to N2MM.
PA - PA21ARDF is a Dutch special event station promoting Amateur Radio Direction Finding (aka radio-orienteering or fox-hunting). Look for activity on 17-30 May. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards should be requested via Club Log's OQRS.
SM - Anders, OZ3ACB will be QRV as SM7/OZ3ACB from Ven Island (EU-137) at various times during the summer, especially during the weekends,starting around mid-May. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct to home call; logsearch on Club Log.
SV9 - Peter, DD1GG will be active holiday style as SV9/DD1GG from Crete (EU-015) on 15-24 May. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres.
TY, BENIN (Update). Ian, ZS6JSI, who has been active recently as ZS6JSI/TY from Parakou about 400km north from capital city, is now signing TY5AB. He has been there since late January and is expected to be there until June. Activity is limited to his free time. Watch for him on 80/40/20 meters using SSB and FT8. Equipment is an ICOM IC-718 transceiver with 100 watts into a ZS6BKW directional antenna pointed towards Europe and Africa and a Trap dipole directional towards the Americas. QSL via EC6DX or LoTW.
VI50, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Members of the St. George Amateur Radio Society (SGARS) are now active as VI50SG to commemorate their 50th anniversary as a club and will be on the air until December 31st. QSL via the Bureau, direct, or eQSL. Watch the Web page for operating details at:
AF-019. (Reminder) 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-117. Take, JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/3 (mainly for DX) and JR8YLY/3 (mainly for JA) from Awaji Island between 0700z, May 22nd, and 0000z, May 24th. 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/3 via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or by the Bureau). QSL JR8YLY/3 via ClubLog (only Bureau).
AS-200. (Update/Date Change) Take, JI3DST, will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (mainly for DX and 6m Multi-Hop), JR8YLY/5 (mainly for JA) or JR8YLY/P for FT8 from Shodo Island between 0700z, June 19th, and 0000z, June 21st, and again between 0700z, June 26th, and 0000z, June 28th. Operation may vary due to heavy rain or other conditions. Activity will be on (possibly 80m)/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).
AS-206. (" WHERE do we go NEXT island? ") states, Hide, JO1CRA, and he answers "I will (go) back to IOTA AS-206." Look for JO1CRA/7 to be active from O Island (aka Oshima, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture; JCC# 0605), in the Honshu's Coastal Islands East IOTA Group, Japan. Activity will be between 0300z, May 22nd and 0600z, May 24th. The plan could change depending on the status of WX and COVID-19. Activity will be mainly on CW and FT8, with a focus on the 6m band for IOTA and VHF/UHF listing.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW -- 7025, 10125, 14045 and 21045 kHz
FT8 -- 7074, 10136, 14074, 21074 and 50303 kHz
6m -- 50303 kHz FT8 as a beacon; QSO on 50303 or 50280 kHz;
SSB on 50260 kHz for JAs
He will have a Web chat room available for infomation at: https://www.aimono.info/jnt/chat
QSL via his home callsign, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
EU-042. Mike, DG5LAC, will once again be active as DG5LAC/P from Hooge Island (DLFF-0013 Wadden Sea) between July 23-27th as Single-Op/SSB-Mode/12-Hrs/High-Power. Activity will be on SSB and FT8/FT4. He will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th).
QSL via DG5LAC, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS.
EU-057. Operators Jef/DD2CW, Dirk/ON3UN, Ief/ON6KX and Roger/ON7TQ will be active as DD2CW from Rügen Island in the Mecklenburg- Vorpommern State Group between July 23-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) on SSB, but also look for operations on all bands on CW/SSB outside of the contest. QSL via the Bureau.
EU-057. Operators Hannees/DL9SCO and Ron/ON1DX will be active as DA2W from Rügen Island in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Group between July 23-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) on CW, but also look for operations on all bands on CW/SSB outside of the contest. Listen for QSL info.
EU-111. (Update) Members of the Cray Valley Radio Society (G3RCV) will be active as GM3RCV from Ceann Ear in the Monach Islands between July 22-27th. Their plan is to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-2/Low-Power entry signing MM8C. QSL via LoTW and ClubLog's OQRS. The group plans to be active on the HF and VHF bands using CW, SSB and possibly the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are Pat/EI5IX, Chris/G0FDZ, Nobby/G0VJG, Tony/G2NF and Jamie/M0SDV. QSL both callsigns via Clublog's OQRS.
EU-137. Anders, OZ3ACB, will be active as SM7/OZ3ACB from Ven Island sometime during mid-May. QSL via LoTW and eQSL (preferred), or direct to his home callsign. There will be a log search on ClubLog.
EU-146. Dirk, DL1KVN, will be active as PA/DL1KVN/P from Tiengemeten Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Island-DXpedition/Mixed-Mode/Unassisted entry.
QSL via ClubLog.
NA-041. (Reminder) Phil, KC3CIB, will be active as KC3CIB/KL7 from Shelter Island between May 29-31st. He will be there on a fishing trip, but will be activating Shelter Island for IOTA purposes. Activity will be limited, and QRP with an Icom IC-705 most likely using a Digital mode. QSL via eQSL or direct. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
NA-085. Bruce, K5TEN, who usually activates Dog Island (WW. Loc EL79) every year in June as K4D, will be active this year between June 7-18th. Dog Island (USI FL005S, WW Loc.EL79), Florida, is an extremely rare IOTA because access is controlled by the 25 or so homeowners on the island. There are no hams on the island, and the only activations have been done by Bruce over the last 7 years. Access is by permission only and permission by one of the homeowners. It is only accessible by private charter or single engine fixed wing aircraft. The airstrip is overgrown so private charter is the only real choice. There are no streets, roads, stop signs, trendy cafes, or beach-front bars. If you need it, you bring it. This year's activity will only be on 40-6 meters primarily on CW, SSB and FT8 Digital mode using 100 watts an ICOM 7100 into an off center fed dipole. Suggested frequencies are 7188/7035, 10120, 14260/14045, 18125/18075, 21280/21035, 28310/28010 and 50135/50095 kHz. He is expected to operate in this year's ARRL June VHF Contest.
QSL via K5TEN, SASE REQUIRED for stateside and DX (DX 2 USDs REQUIRED). Also, QSL via LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog.
EA5GL (now) Qsl manager for: 9V1KB
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CDXC VIRTUAL CONVENTION ---> Held on 8 May via Zoom, the Chiltern DX Club's Virtual Convention is now available to watch on the CDXC YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aquQ-XfGWw. It includes presentations by Dave Lloyd K3EL (The VP8PJ DXpedition), Steve Nichols G0KYA (propagation prediction tools), Andy Summers G4KNO (antenna measurements) and Dave Aslin G3WGN (how he built his contest station).
HAMVENTION QSO PARTY ---> The in-person event has been cancelled for the second year in a row, but another Hamvention QSO Party will take place on Saturday of what would have been the Hamvention weekend. It will be held on 22 May, from 12 to 24 UTC (twelve hours), on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW and SSB. See https://hamvention.org/qso-party-2021/ for the details.
INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Spring 2021 issue (#132) of the International DX Association's Newsletter is now available for download on the INDEXA website (https://indexa.org/newsletters.html). "With the scarcity of DXpeditions, there is also a scarcity of material reporting on the activity", John Scott, K8YC, says. "Therefore, I've reached back to the April 2006 issue to reproduce the report on the Peter I DXpedition ['Peter I 2006. Getting there is the story!', by Erling J. Wiig, LA6VM]. With the recent announcement of two separate expeditions to Bouvet planned for the next two years and the misfortunes of the last two attempts, I felt we should all be reminded of the difficulties with weather that is prevalent when operating in the polar regions. We should also be thankful that there are intrepid souls willing to undertake the risks and hardships of such ventures".
NL0H ---> Henry, NL0H is now very active again from St. Lawrence Island (NA-040). "His recent antenna upgrades have given him quite a boost on the air, and his signals are now being received worldwide", his QSL manager reports. Henry's mode of choice is SSB, but "under current conditions his 70/100 watts on SSB don't always do the job, and he finds himself dropping onto FT8 just to get his rare IOTA out to the many chasers who need it". QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/).
VK6SJ/4 ---> "I completed my week on Coconut and Thursday Islands (OC-138) between 3 and 9 May", Steve, VK6SJ reports. Grid locations were QH19mw for Coconut Island and QH19ck for Thursday Island. Be aware that "for one reason or another" Steve used "a few different versions of callsign during the operation: VK6SJ/VK4, VK4/VK6SJ as well as just VK6SJ. What will be going in the logs will be VK6SJ/4, so please amend your log entry accordingly. I made just over 400 contacts and I am in the process of getting the logs validated with IOTA". QSL via EB7DX.
WTISD ---> Proclaimed in 2006 by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated annually on 17 May. Taking part in this year's celebrations will be special event stations A60WTIS from the United Arab Emirates (16-18 May, QSL via EA7FTR); A91WTIS from Bahrain (13-17 May, QSL via EC6DX); ER0ITU from Moldova (15-19 May, QSL via LoTW); HZ1WTIS from Saudi Arabia (13-17 May, QSL via LoTW). Also look for A60WTIS to be activated with different suffix extensions (see qrz.com for the QSL routes).
60M NEWS (New 60m/5 MHz WRC-15 Sub-License Now Available for New Zealand). Paul, G4MWO, Editor of "The 5 MHz Newsletter", informs OPDX readers of the following [edited]: The 'old' 5 MHz ZL sub-license expired following the end of the two-channel 60m NZ trial in 2020. However, NZART is pleased to announce that negotiations with regulator RSM have been successful in obtaining a license to allow operation for all New Zealand amateur operators to use in the 60m (5 MHz) band using the WRC-15 allocation.
Sincere thanks are due to Bob Vernall, ZL2CA, who did outstanding work by virtue of his position as an NZ government Approved Radio Engineer and ITU experience with the International Frequency Registration Board enabled him to put forward his project. Bob states:
"I independently liaised with New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) to implement a plan I formulated in January to clear a 60 meter band for amateur radio. NZDF liked my plan and it has relevance to other NZDF radio projects. As I'm an Approved Radio Engineer I can modify radio licenses and NZDF authorized me to make specified changes to their licenses, which cleared bandwidth for amateur radio. These changes were registered by RSM around midday on 8 April. That completed my contribution to development of a 60 meter amateur band in New Zealand."
This made the new WRC-15 Amateur 5 MHz Secondary allocation clear for the next step which was for NZART to engage with the regulator RSM to formulate a new sub-license for the band:
5351.5 - 5366.5 kHz, Secondary Status, Maximum Power 15W EIRP, working together with the IARU 60 m Bandplan.
NZART President Mark ZL2UFI explains: "The NZART license (and your sub-license) are for a twelve-month period to allow RSM to assess if there are any interference issues. If not, then NZART will negotiate with RSM to having the 60 m (5 MHz) band allocation added to the GURL
(General User Radio License). If this negotiation is successful, then the need for the sub-license will not be required in the future."
More information from the NZART website: https://www.nzart.org.nz/info/60m
ZL 60m New Sub-Licensees: https://www.nzart.org.nz/info/60m/sub-licence-holders
The 5 MHz Newsletter -- You can find the latest edition freely available at any time at:
The Newsletter Archive is at:
The G4MWO's Worldwide 5 MHz Amateur Allocations Chart:
Wikipedia 60 Meter Band Page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60-meter_band
VIRTUAL CONTEST SUPER SUITE. Tim, K3LR, reports the following on May 12th [edited]: All are invited to the Virtual Contest Super Suite hosted by Val, NV9L. It is free! Starting at 7:59 PM on Wednesday May 19, 2021 (2359 Zulu). Many breakout rooms - lots of virtual fun at the Super Suite
The link you click on to get access to the Suite is here: https://www.contestuniversity.com
Don't forget to register for Contest University and Hamvention Forums! They are free! Contest University 2021 on May 20th, 2021, and for 2021 Hamvention Forums on May 21st, 2021.)
Hope to see you at the Virtual Contest Super Suite - bring your own pizza!
73, Tim K3LR