Het DX-nieuws van week 25 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...

 DXcalender 2021Mei

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3DA0, KINGDOM OF ESWATINI (Swaziland). Russian operators Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Vladimir/RK8A, Leo/RW9JZ and Czech operator Slav/OK8AU will be active as 3DA0RU from Eswatini between October 22nd and November 8th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H). QSL via R7AL or ClubLog's OQRS (preferable). For more details and updates,
see: https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/3da0ru

4K - Special callsigns 4J880M, 4J880N, 4J880NZ, 4J880NZM, 4K880NZ and 4K880NZM celebrate the 880th anniversary of the birth of Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209), born in nowadays Azerbaijan and generally considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature. See https://www.qrz.com/db/4J880NZM for information about the certificate issued by the DX Club Safari (4J0SFR).

5Z, KENYA. Sila, AK0SK, is once again active as 5Z4/AK0SK from Nairobi. The length of his stay is unknown. Activity has been on 40-10 meters using mostly FT8. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW or ClubLog.

8J3, JAPAN (Special Event). Members of the Mitsubishi Electric Amateur Radio Club of Western Japan (JA3YVI) have be active as 8J3ME to celebrate the 55th anniversary of their ARC. Activity will last until December 31st. Operations will be on 1.8MHz to 1200MHz using CW, SSB, FM and the Digital modes. All QSOs will be confirmed and automatically shipped via the Bureau.
No LoTW or eQSL will be available.

9A - 9A1MB, 9A3DF, 9A3DX, 9A3ST, 9A4NA and 9A4WY will be active as 9A10FF from Lastovo Island (EU-016) on 17-24 June. This is the special callsign for the Croatian Flora Fauna ARC (9A1WFF) to use throughout 2021 to celebrate its 10th anniversary (information on the Anniversary Award: http://www.9aff.sova-projekt.hr/). QSL via 9A2MF and LoTW. Some of the team members will also try and be QRV as homecall/p from the nearby island of Kopiste.

A3 - After being stuck in Fiji for two months owing to the problematic pandemic situation there, Masa, JA0RQV (A35JP) has decided to return home and to cancel his trip to Tonga. He plans to try again "to enter Tonga in August or September via New Zealand".
Updates will be posted to http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv.

A9 - A91PSD is the special callsign for the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society to celebrate the UN Public Service Day on 19-23 June. QSL via EC6DX. Observed annually on 23 June, the United Nations Public Service Day highlights the value and virtue of public service to communities and development.
ED7, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the URE section Seville Radio-
amateurs Union (URS) are now active as ED7EFS from Sevilla until June
27th. Activity is during/around the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship. Oper-
ations will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
via EA7URS, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.

EN30, UKRAINE (Special Event). Look for special event station EN30UKR to be active to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence. QSL via UT4ULP.

EX9, KYRGYZSTAN. Members of the newly IARU Society, Amateur Radio Union of the Kyrgyz Republic (ARUKR), will be active as EX9HQ with at least two stations during the IARU HF World Championship (July 10-11th). QSL via the Bureau.

F - Special callsigns expected to be active for this year's Tour de France include:
--TM53TDF--------26 June-9 July-----------------QSL via F6AEW
--TM66TDF--------26-30 June and 3-12 July---QSL via F6KBR
--TM84MV [*]----26 June-10 July----------------QSL via F5KPO
--TM84TDF--------26 June-10 July----------------QSL via F5KPO
[*] the suffix stands for the legendary Mont Ventoux, which the cyclists will climb twice (!) during the 11th stage on 7 July.

HB0 - Loick, HB9HBY will be active again as HB0/HB9HBY from Liechtenstein from 30 June to 4 July. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via EB7DX. See https://www.facebook.com/hb9hby for updates.

J2 - Jerome "Jeje" Legras, F8FKJ is active as J20EE from Djibouti until mid-July. He operates CW. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

J5, GUINEA BISSAU (Update). As mentioned in last week's bulletin, the Italian DXpedition Team's next activity will be from Bubaque Island (AF-020) between October 7-19th, using the callsigns J5T (CW-SSB-RTTY) and J5HKT (FT8). Operators mentioned are Alfeo/I1HJT, Tony/I2PJA, Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Stefano/IK2HKT and Franco/I1FQH.
The pilot station can be contacted with inquires at: Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using the above modes. Their suggested frequencies are:
J5T Callsign
-CW - 1826, 3527, 7025, 10115, 14030, 18068, 21030, 24890 and 28030 kHz
-SSB - 3775, 7090, 14240, 18130, 21310, 24950 and 28470 kHz
-RTTY - 14084 kHz
-6m - 50090 kHz/CW, 50160 kHz/SSB and 50303 kHz/FT8
J5HKT Callsign (Using F/H)
-FT8 - 1845, 3567, 7056, 10131, 14084, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz
Their official Web site is at: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Subject to the availability of internet connection, the REAL TIME Log
will be available at: http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline
Official forum at: http://www.hamradioweb.net
QSL via I2YSB direct, OQRS or LoTW.

JA - 8J1ME (eastern Japan) and 8J3ME (western Japan) celebrate on all bands and modes the 55th anniversary of the Mitsubishi Electric Amateur Radio Club between 1 June and 31 December. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau, neither LoTW nor eQSL will
be used.

KL7, ALASKA (W1AW Op). A team of operators from the North Pole Contest Group (KL7RA) will activate W1AW/KL7 from Alaska between July 9-13th. Wigi, KL0R, Station Manager of the North Pole Contest Group, reports that are currently planning to have four station locations in Alaska, including
KL7RA in Kenai, KL2R in Fairbanks/Two Rivers, KL7AA in Anchorage, and one more station, most likely in Homer. Activity will be on various HF bands (as many bands and modes as possible, plus EME), including activity in the IARU HF Championship (July 10-11th) as HQ Station. QSL via W1AW, LoTW or ClubLog.

LU - Radio Club QRM Belgrano (LU4AAO, LU4AAO/A and LU4AAO/D) will be active on 19-27 June to celebrate Argentine Flag Day. Look for activity on all bands SSB, FT8, CW and SSTV. Special award and QSL are available, see http://lu4aao.org/cert_dia_de_la_bandera.htm for information.

S9 - The Czech DXpedition Group (OK1BOA, OK1CRM, OK1FCJ, OK1GK , OK2ZA, OK2ZC, OK2ZI and OK6DJ) will be active as S9OK from Sao Tome (AF-023) between 2 and 16 October. They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on 160-6 metres, with a focus on the low bands. Depending on Internet availability, they will be using Club Log Live Stream
(https://clublog.org/livestream/s9ok). QSL via Club Log’s OQRS (preferred), LoTW, or via OK6DJ.

TM21, FRANCE (Special Event). Operators Franck/F4DTO and Patrick/F4GFE will be active as TM21EURO until July 11th. Activity is taking place during/around the 16th 2020 UEFA European Football Championship which is being held between June 11th and July 11th. An award is also available (see QRZ.com). QSL via F4GFE, direct or by the Bureau. ADDED NOTE: Other special event callsigns to look for during this event are: 4J21EURO (via DC9RI), 4K21EURO (via DC9RI), 5P2UEFA (via OZ1ACB), DL21EURO (via Bureau or direct to DK5ON), PF20EURO (via PA0RDY, preferably direct), R21EURO (via R1II), UE16FA (via R1AU) and UE2FA (via RC1C).

V6, MICRONESIA. Tom, KC0W (aka KH0/KC0W & KH0W), has announced on QRZ.com that he plans to be active as V63COW from Yap Island (OC-012) later this year. He states, "Exact dates for this DXpedition will be posted once the travel restriction to Micronesia is lifted." He also mentions that
this will be a 100% CW only operation. QSL via KC0W direct. No LoTW. No Bureau.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Mario, W4HBW, (formerly VP5VMA, I2HBW, 3A2NY), is now active as VP5MA from Providenciales Island (NA-002) until October. Activity has been on 20/15 meters using FT8. QSLs for VP5MA can only be direct or via ClubLog's OQRS.

VP9, BERMUDA. Henning, OZ2I, will be active as VP9EE from Bermuda (NA-005) between August 11-16th. Activity will be only CW. He will participate in the Work All European DX Contest (August 14-15th). QSL via OZ2I.

VP9, BERMUDA. Jeff, N6GQ, will be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE’s Hamilton Parish QTH (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) during the CQWW DX SSB and CW Contest (October 30-31st and November 27-28th, respectively) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL VP9I via WW3S or LoTW. If in doubt, for fully updated QSL information, please go to: http://vp9ge.com/vp9i

W - Oleh, KD7WPJ will be active again from Santa Rosa Island (NA-144) on 19-21 June. He will operate CW, FT8 and SSB on 40-6 metres. QSL via home call.

W - Alex, AK4AM will be active as AK4AM/p from Atlantic Beach, Bogue Banks (NA-112) from 26 June to 3 July. He will operate SSB only with a focus on 80, 40 and 20 metres. QSL via LoTW.

ZD7 - Gerard, G3WIP will be working as a doctor on St. Helena from 21 June to 30 September, and has plans to be QRV in his spare time (callsign TBA).


Iota News
*AS-147. Taka, JA8COE, will once again be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island (WLOTA LH2512) between June 25-27th. Activity will be on various HF bands (and 6m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (FT8/RTTY). QSL via his home callsign, direct, ClubLog's OQRS or by the JARL Bureau. He has a Blog page with pictures at: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/takaja8coe

*AS-150. Gu, BD4TS, was recently active this past week as B4/BD4TS from Daguan Island. It was a short operation to the island to find out if there is a possibility of operating with a larger team of operators for the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) using the callsign BG4OP. Stay tuned!

*EU-016. Members of the Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna (9A1WFF) are now active as 9A10FF from Struga Lighthouse on Lastovo Island (CI-051, LH-0815, ARLHS-148, 9AFF-0011) until June 24th. Some of the operators may use their home callsign/p. Operators mentioned are Marijan/9A1MB, Zeljko/9A3DF, 9A3DX, Branko/9A3ST, Zeljko/9A4NA and Kiko/9A4WY. Some members may also try to operate from Kopiste Island (EU-016, CI-040). All QSOs with the 9A10FF callsigns are valid for the Anniversary 9A10FF Award.
For more details, see: http://www.9aff.sova-projekt.hr/Award2021Request
QSL 9A10FF via 9A2MF, direct, by the Bureau and LoTW.

*EU-016. Members of the Croatian Amateur Radio Association HRS and the Radioklub KAPA (OM7M) will be active as 9A0CI from Vis Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry. Look for operators to sign 9A/homecall before and after the contest.

*EU-028. Francesco, IK6QON, will be active as IA5/IK6QON from Giannutri Island between June 24-27th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau.

*EU-034. Ed, ES2TT, will be active as ES2TT/0 from Saaremaa Island between July 10-11th. Activity will be on 30/20m using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

*EU-064. Operators Pat/F8BON, Franck/F4FRG, Roger/F4NVC, Lauren/F1TXI, Christophe/F4CRE and a SWL (F85M) plan to be active as TM1COB from Rocher du Cob Island (FFF-1248, DDFM 85, AT-20, WW Loc. IN87va) sometime between now and August 30th (exact dates TBA). QSL via F8BON.

*EU-090. (Update) Operators Mato/9A3SM, Ian/S55O, Silvo/S50X, Hubert/S53Z and Milan/S58MU will be active as 9A/homecall (except Mato) from Velika Palagruza Island (IOCA CI-084, WLOTA LH-0057 & CLH-100, ARLHS CRO-012, WW Loc. JN82DJ) between July 17-31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. The team will also be on during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) using the special callsign 9A21A (only during the contest). During this contest, they will issue a free diploma in electronic form. The QSL Manager and Award Manager is Milan, S58MU. See QRZ.com
for details or the following URL: https://palagruza-2021.sejmisce.si

*EU-121. (Update/Change) Gerard, EI5KF, will be active as EJ1E from Bere Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode/24-Hrs/DXpedition entry.
QSL via EI5KF.

*EU-174. Members of the Crows Contest team (J42L) will be active as SX8T from Amouliani Island (WW Loc. KN10wh) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). Operators mentioned are Christo/LZ3FN, Vesselin/LZ5VK, George/SV2KF, Manos/SV9BMJ, Alex/SV2BXA, Thomas/SV2CLJ, Leonidas/SV2DCD, Panos/SV3DCX, Georgios/SV9DJO, Panagiotis/SV2DSJ, George/SV9GPV and Konstantinos/SV9OFS. QSL via SV2CLJ direct only.

Qsl Info

EA5GL (now) Qsl manager for: 4S6RSP

QSL VIA SM6WYN ---> Ulrika, SM6WYN has taken over the QSL management for the operations previously handled by her late father Nils, SM6CAS. These include
- 3D2CU and 3D2CT (Conway Reef 1995)
- T31T, T31K and T31YL (Central Kiribati 1999)
- T32MI, T32SI, T32CI and T32VI (OC-279, OC-280, OC-281 and OC-282, 2010)
- T33KK and T33CS (Banaba 1994)
- TF4/SM6CAS (EU-168, 1995)
- V63CS (OC-012, OC-078 and OC-180, 1993)
- ZK3CW, ZK3DX and ZK3YL (Tokelau 1999)
Niels "was also the QSL manager for Mats, SM7PKK, for example 5X1Z and his Pacific tour call signs in 1988-1990. I'll now be the QSL manager for all callsigns listed above, as well as my father's Swedish callsigns SM6CAS and SK6PJ". QSL to Ulrika Persson, Stoppstalle 648, SE-296 33 Ahus, Sweden.


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3Y0J: CANCELLED ---> Team Co-Leaders Paul Ewing, N6PSE and Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA announced on 13 June that the 2023 DXpedition to Bouvet Island has been cancelled. "The global pandemic has impacted the expedition charter vessel business very hard; this includes the venerable RV 'Braveheart' which has provided outstanding safety and service to many DXpeditions. As you know, we had signed a contract with 'Braveheart' for 3Y0J.
Today, we were informed that 'Braveheart' will be sold. As a result, Nigel Jolly will no longer be associated with the ship, our contract with the ship has been cancelled and our deposit will be refunded. This is a very disappointing development to all involved.
At this time, we are cancelling the 3Y0J Dxpedition. We have ceased accepting donations and we will begin refunding 100% of the donations using the same method they were received, i.e. PayPal, cash or check. This process will take several weeks to sort out, so please be patient.
We wish to thank our team for putting their trust in us. We wish to thank all of the donors and sponsors that gave generously to this project. We will continue to research other ships and possibly find another suitable vessel for a future project".
"Some ask us why don't we just charter another ship", N6PSE posted to the 3Y0J's Facebook group on 14 June. "That seems logical, however we have not found another ship that is both suitable and affordable. 'Cdt Fourcault' and 'Hanse Explorer' both charge over $1 million USD for a charter to Bouvet. That is well beyond what a DXpedition can manage. We have the desire to go, we lack an affordable ship that is capable".
Latest Update:
Since the cancelation of 3Y0J, we have been working closely with Nigel Jolly to form a new plan, with a new owner of Braveheart and a revised payment plan that enables Nigel Jolly to continue managing Braveheart and will keep it available for DXpeditions for years to come. We are working out the details of this plan and hope to have some very positive news very soon. We have not given up!



YOTA CONTEST 2021 ---> Organized by the IARU R1 Youth Working Group in co-operation with the Hungarian Amateur Radio Society (MRASZ), the newly born YOTA Contest's aim is to increase youngsters activity on the air, strengthen the reputation of the YOTA programme and demonstrate support for youngsters across the world. Owing to "unforeseen date collisions", the second round of
YOTA Contest 2021 has been postponed from the previously announced date (17 July) to 18 July, 1000-2159 UTC. See https://ham-yota.com/contest for complete rules, claimed scores, etc.