Het DX-nieuws van week 28 - 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...


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8A52 - INDONESIA (Special Event). Special event station 8A52PA will be active until July 6th, to celebrate the 52th anniversary of the Indonesia Radio Amateur Organization (ORARI). Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Special Cenderawasih Award is available
at: https://sites.google.com/view/ordapapuaofficial/special-call

9A - 9A164T is the special callsign for members of the Radio Klub Novi Bokanjac (9A1ZDR) to commemorate the birth of Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856). QSL via the bureau and eQSL.

DL - Mike, DG5LAC will be active as DG5LAC/p from Hooge Island (EU-042) on 24-28 July. He will operate SSB and FT8. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via DG5LAC.

DU - DZ30SH is the special callsign for the Ham Society of the Philippines (DX3H) to join the Stay Home campaign. Look for activity until 29 August, with Boy, 4F3OM as primary operator. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

EV1944 - BELARUS (Special Event). Look for special event station EV1944M to be active from Minsk until July 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Minsk and Belarus from the German invaders. QSL via EW1I.

HB0 - Loick, HB9HBY and Greg, HB9TWU will be active as HB0/HB9HBY (QSL via EB7DX) and HB0/HB9TWU (QSL via EB7DX) from Liechtenstein on 24-26 July (but look for a special callsign to be used on 25 July). They plan to operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 80-6 metres.

I - Franco will be active again as IL7/IK4YCQ from San Domino Island (EU-050) on 4-10 July. He will operate SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. The log will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log.

JD1_oga- Takashi, JH1FFW will be active from the Ogasawara Islands (AS-031) on 15-19 July. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-6 metres. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or the bureau to home call.

LZ70 - BULGARIA. Look for special event station LZ70IPA from Stara Zagorato be active to celebrate 70th anniversary of International Police Association. Length of activity is not known. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.

OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again in his spare time as OX3LX from Aasiaat Island (NA-134) on 7-30 July. He will be QRV on 40-4m. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via OZ0J.

SP - Special event callsign SN87LOT is active on 1-31 July to commemorate the 87h anniversary of the ill fated flight of Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas. On 15 July 1933 they attempted a nonstop flight from New York City, United States to Kaunas, Lithuania in a small airplane named "Lituanica". After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, they crashed on 17 July when they were only 650km short of their final destination.

UA - Vasily, RA1ZZ plans to be active as RA1ZZ/p from Bolshoy Berezovyy Island (EU-117) on 25-26 July. QSL via RA1ZZ, direct or bureau.

VE - VC3STYWELL is the third COVID-19 special callsign to be operated until 19 July by "The Seven Thirty Social Distancing Nets" in Ontario (http://www.ontars.com/Seven-Thirty-Covid/index.html). It was preceded by VC3STAYHOM (10 April-10 May) and VC3STYSAFE
(12 May-12 June). QSLs via VE3ES.

VK - Andy, VK5MAV plans to be active as VK5MAV/p from IOTA Group OC-228 on 25-26 July. He expects to operate CW on 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.

YI - IRAQ. A few sources and QRZ.com are reporting that Giorgio, IU5HWS, who is a sergeant in the Italian Army of the Airborne Brigade, will be 60km from Bagdad between July 30th and November 30th. He hopes to use the callsign YI/IU5HWS (has not applied for a callsign yet) on 40/20/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign direct. Watch for updates on his QRZ.com page.


Iota News
EU-031. Salvadore, IC8SDL, is active from Capri Island. Activity is on various HF Bands including 6 meters. QSL via IC8SDL: Salvatore Lembo, Porciello 4/a, Capri, 80073, Italy.

EU-047. Markus, DJ4EL, will be active as DJ4EL/p from Juist Island between July 10-13th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB with mono-band and multi-vertical antennas. QSL via LoTW or his home callsign. ADDED NOTE: Markus plans to activate more German islands (which have never been activated) at the end of August. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

EU-081. Operators Jean/ON5DX, Kürt/ON5DZ, Tim/ON5HC, Pat/ON7PQ and Francis/ON8AZ will be active as TM2U from Saint Marcouf Island between August 23-28th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters (also 60m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ON8AZ. Formore details, see: https://www.eu081.be

EU-113. Markus, DJ4EL, will be active as SV8/DJ4EL from Kythira Island between July 26-30th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB with quads and vertical antennas. QSL via LoTW or his home callsign.

NA-134. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will be active as OX3LX from Asiaat Island (WW Loc. GP38NQ), Greenland, between July 7-30th (possibly longer due to the COVIN-19). Activity will be on 40-4 meters. When not active, he will run a WSPR beacon on 160 to 6 meters. He state this is NOT a DXpedition, and the best chance to work him will be around lunchtime and after dinner (his local time UTC-2), also during the weekend, possibly at night/morning. QSL via OZ0J direct (see QRZ.com). Logs get uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL. He may also go to other islands in the NA-134 group. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com or his Web page at: http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped

OC-139. Grant, VK5GR, on July 5th, updated the following on his VK5KI Expedition to Kangaroo Island between July 13-18th [edited]: "Preparations are almost complete for the VK5KI mini DXpedition to Kangaroo Island. We are on track to depart Monday week (July 13th) on the Sealink Ferry to the island, part of the South Australia State East Centre IOTA group.
Andrew, VK5AKH, and I are preparing to take two stations, the first comprising an Elecraft K3S+KPA500, with the second consisting of an Icom IC7600 and SPE 1.5K-LFA (the amplifier that didnt make it to Tonga). We will have a HexBeam on 20-10m, a dedicated 40m vertical and a multi-band vertical for 160-10m. We will be operating SSB, CW and multiple digital modes, including FT8. We do not expect to run Fox/Hound mode this trip but stay tuned on the clusters as we could switch over if we are receiving excessive calls."
For more updates/details, see Grant's Web page at: https://vk5gr-iota.net

OC-228. Andy, VK5MAV, will be active as VK5MAV/P from West Island or Granite Island, Australia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Activity will be CW only. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.

SA-052. Markus, DJ4EL, will activate two islands in the Suriname SA-092 IOTA group in October: Houttuyn Island - as PZ5GE; between October 11-25th; on 40-10m using SSB; WW Loc. GJ25kr
Pagegaaien Island - as PZ5G; between October 16-19th; on 80-10m using CW and SSB; WW Loc. GJ15kv QSL both operations via LoTW or his home callsign.

Qsl Info
QSL FK1TS & 3D2TS ---> With immediate effect, all QSL cards for FK1TS and 3D2TS should be requested via M0OXO's OQRS (https://www.m0oxo.com/). Cards already requested through Club Log's OQRS will be processed and sent out by M0OXO when the new cards arrive from the print shop. Traditional cards should be sent direct only to Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston,
Barnsley, S71 4NG, United Kingdom ("please do not send cards to the bureau", Charles says, as "they simply will not arrive").

CB0Z QSL STATUS. The following was posted on July 2nd [edited]: Nando, IT9YRE, has sent all direct QSL requests on April 14, 2020, in Europe they have been received while in many other countries the envelopes will have been blocked due to a Covid-19 emergency issue that no one would have expected. He continues to receive many emails especially from OM in the United States for information on the status of the QSL cards, Nando cannot know where the QSL cards are located, there is no tracking. If someone would like to try a second shipment, Nando is willing to simply cover the cost of the stamps, considering the amount of requests (hundreds) it would not be appropriate to take on the expense.
Postal rates: https://www.poste.it/prodotti/postamail-internazionale.html

KH0W--------Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
VP8HDM----Bob McLeod, 75 Davis Street, Stanley, FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands

NEW QSL ROUTES. Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL Manager for CN8JQ, CN8XP and UK8ICU.

No Alerts


FIRST DREAM RIG YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST ---> "The Intrepid-DX Group recognizes the importance of including Youth in our great hobby because they are our future. We are establishing an annual Dream Rig Youth Essay Contest to learn the suggestions of young people for attracting other young operators to Amateur Radio". The contest is for USA amateur radio license holders aged 19 or younger: https://www.facebook.com/The-Intrepid-DX-Group-180857615282553.


QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 18,032 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: