Het DX-nieuws van week 3 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 2020Dec

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3W, VIETNAM. Brian, AA5H, is expected to be active as 3W9OK from Da Nang (WW Loc. OK46), Vietnam, between March-April 2021. Activity will be on various HF bands. No other details were provided. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.


5V, TOGO. Daniel, HB9EHD, will once again be active as 5VDE from Togo between February 11-20th. He plans to be active on the QO-100 SSB satellite below the middle beacon and on FT8 on 40/20 meters. Look for QSOs to be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. QSL via HB9EHD direct.


7S60, SWEDEN (Special Event). Members of the Kristianstads Radioamatörer (KRA)[SK7BQ], in the southernmost Swedish Province of Scania, will be activating the special event callsign 7S60BQ during the entire 2021 year celebrating the 60th anniversary of the club. As far as we know, this is the first time the prefix 7S60 is activated. Activity will be on 160m-70cm and possibly higher bands. QSL via LoTW, direct with 3 USDs or 3 Euros (no IRCs as they cannot redeem them), to their QSL Manager SM7BHM: Ewe Håkansson, Pilspetsvägen 4, SE-291 66 Kristianstad, Sweden. You can QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, also only direct, 3 USDs or 3 Euros. Do not worry if you see a mailing address to AA7G on PayPal. Gert, AA7G, is a member of the club and handles PayPal payments in coordination with SM7BHM. They will not be uploading logs in real-time to LoTW. They will be collected after each operation and uploaded to LoTW after that. Please bear in mind that the members of SK7BQ are both skilled world-class contest operators and complete beginners so have patience with them, they will let all members use the unique callsign if they want. A special QSL will be printed and sent out for the event.


8J1, ANTARCTICA. Takumi, JG3PLH, will be active as 8J1RL from Showa Research Station, Queen Maud Land (AN-015), between February 2021 and January 2022. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and the Digital modes. QSL via JG2MLI or by the JARL Bureau.


8Q, MALDIVES (Update/Reminder). Massimo, IZ5KID, is now active as 8Q7MM from the Maldive Islands (AS-013) until January 23rd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mainly the FT8 with low power. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog and LoTW.

8Q - Michael, HB9WDF will be active holiday style as 8Q7AO from the Maldives
(AS-013) from 25 January to 7 February. This will be a QO-100 only activity. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log and via the bureau to home call.


CD0, EASTER ISLAND. LATAM Airlines pilot Camilo Johnson Amorrortu was recently issued the callsign CD0YJA and plans to be active from Hotu Matua, Easter Island (SA-001), when time permits. No other details were provided. QSLs go direct to XR3UNION: Conjunta Federachi Radio Club de Chile, Casilla 13630, Santiago de Chile, Chile.


CP, BOLIVIA (Postponed). Antonio, EA5RM, who was expected to be active as CP1XRM from Bolivia between January 9-26th, had to postponed his operation due to travel restrictions until sometime in March.


DP1, ANTARCTICA. By the time you read this, Felix, DL5XL, will be active as DP1POL from the German research station "Neumayer III" in Antarctica (AN-016, WAP DEU-08, (WWFF DLFF-022). He is part of the wintering team as an electronics engineer and will be there until mid-March. Activity will be on various HF bands, possibly QO-100 satellite, using CW and the Digital modes. QSL via DL1ZBO, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.


GB0, ENGLAND (Special Event). Members of the British Railways Amateur Society (BRARS) will be active as GB0LMR during 2021. Activity is to celebrate 55th anniversary of the forming of the British Railways ARS in 1966. Activity will be on various HF/VHF/UHF bands using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via the RSGB Bureau or direct to 2E1HQY. Visit the BRARS FaceBook page for updates:


GB75, ENGLAND (Special Event). The GB75ISWL callsign is to celebrate the 75th anniversary since the ISWL (International Short Wave League) was first formed in 1946. It will be on the air throughout 2021. Activity will be on most bands and modes using using CW, SSB and the Digital modes
(FT8/FT4 and PSK31/63/125). QSL via the RSGB Bureau. Paper QSLs will be QSLR only, all contacts will be uploaded to eQSL.


GU, GUERNSEY. Look for GU4YDX from Guernsey to be active during the CQ 160m CW Contest (January 29-31st) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or GU4YDX direct.


JW - Erling, LB2PG will be active again as JW/LB2PG from the weather station on Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard until late May. In his spare time he will operate SSB on 80-20 metres. QSL via home call.


KH9, WAKE ISLAND. Tom, NL7RR, is expected to return to Wake Island and be active as NL7RR/KH9 starting in mid-February. He plans to stay for 90 days this trip. Last activity he was on 40/20 meters SSB. QSL via AL7J.


LU, ARGENTINA (Special Event). Members of Argentina's AMSAT-LU group and several radio clubs will be celebrating the 31st anniversary of the LUSAT (LO-19) satellite with the special callsign LU7AA between now and January 24th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. A special
Certificate and Commemorative QSL is available (see QRZ.com). QSL via LU7AA, direct or eQSL.
For more details, see: http://lu4aao.org/lu7aa/cert_31_aniv_lusat_2021.htm


OX - Nils, SM3UQK has been based in Narsarsuaq, Greenland (NA-018) since 5 January, and will remain there until the 28th. In his spare time he is active as OX/SE3A mainly on 20 metres. QSL via SM3UQK, direct or bureau.


P4 - Mathis, DL4MM will be active as P4/DL4MM from Aruba (SA-036) from 23 January to 3 February. He will operate CW, FT4, FT8 and SSB on 160-6 metres with a focus on the low bands, and will participate in the CQ WW 160-Meter CW Contest (29-31 January) as P44AA.
QSLs via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via DL4MM.


P21, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Members of the Girls Scouting organization, TDOTA (Thinking Day On The Air), with some boys from the Boy Scouts organization JOTA (Jamboree On The Air), will activate the special event callsign PA21BP during February. The callsign PA 21 BP stands for commemorating the founder of the world's biggest youth movement Scouting: Baden Powell (BP). Operators of this callsign are the operators of the PA3EFR/J-crew, a specialist group of Scouters, members of Scouting Nederland through the national Fellowship called Plusscouts.
This crew primarily brings TDOTA and JOTA to Scouting groups that are eager to get involved in the annual global Radio Scouting activities.
The operators mentioned are: Patrick/PE2PVD, Guido/PD2GWE, Evelyn/PD1EHO, Sander/PD9HIX, Thomas/PA3TVV, Maarten/PD2SVA, Ramon/PD1RJM, Anne-Paul/PD3APM, Bas/PD7BDN, Ronald/PB7TT and Erwin/PA3EFR. Activity will be on all bands and modes (Digital modes like FT-4/8, DMR and Echolink). QSL PA21BP via PA3EFR.


**SZ1821, GREECE (Special Event). Members of the Radio Amateur Association of Western Peloponnese (ERDYP) will activate the followng special event station between March 1-31st:
**SZ1821R -- No specific details available yet
**SZ21AD -- In memory of the Greek Hero Athanasios Diakos
**SZ21GK -- In memory of the Greek Hero George Karaiskakis
**SZ21LB -- In memory of the Greek Hero Laskarina Mpoumpoulina
**SZ21PF -- In memory of the Greek Hero Papa Flessas
**SZ21TK -- In memory of the Greek Hero Theodoros Kolokotronis; operators mentioned are SV2JAO, SV2LZX, SV3BSF, SV3GKU, SV3QUB, SV3SFK, SV3SKM and possibly more. A free SZ21TK Certificate is
available; see QRZ.com for details
**SZ31TK -- No specific details available yet
Activity is to celebrate the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the 200th anniversary of Hellenic War of Independence. Look for operations on various HF bands and modes. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.


TM1, FRANCE (Special Event). Vincent, F4CVQ, will be active with the special event callsign TM1CCA from Remoncourt, France, for the "Village Association Fighting Against Pediatric Cancers." Activity will be on various HF bands. Operation will be on most weekends through March.
QSL via F4CVQ or eQSL.


UR - Special callsigns EM150PLU, EN150PLU, EO150PLU will be active until 31 December to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lesya Ukrainka (1871-1913), one of Ukrainian literature’s foremost writers. QSL via operator's instructions.


VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. If you missed OPDX Special Bulletin OPDX.1498.1, Randy, WW6RG, informs OPDX that his Diego Garcia operation has been canceled. He states, "They have just changed their Covid-19 restrictions and we cannot leave our Base Housing which will make setting up my equip-
ment impossible. Hopefully will be back out to another International location by mid March."


W - The Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club, KM1CC will be active on 18 January to commemorate the 118th anniversary of the first transatlantic wirleless coomunication between the United States and Europe (18 January 1903). The message was sent from Marconi's station in South Wellfleet, Massachusetts and received at his station in Poldhu, England. Look for activity on 160-20m CW and 80-17m SSB;
the operating plan can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/KM1CC.
QSL via LoTW (preferred), or direct to N1NS.


ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND (Update). Operator Tev, TA1HZ, is now active as ZD8HZ, and is there on a working assignment in Georgetown on Ascension Island (AF-003) for the duration of 2021. He will try to be on the air during his free time (since he is there working) using a Yaesu FT991 running 100w to a Windom wire antenna (80m-10m). Activity this past Sunday (17th) has been mainly FT8 on 20 and 17 meters. QSL via LoTW, CLubLog or eQSL. He states, "If you still need a hard-copy QSL card, please DO NOT SEND ANYTHING BEFORE 2022. I will not be back to Istanbul to check my POB 73 address and your mail can get lost."


ZP, PARAGUAY. Manu, ZP9MCE, will be active from Hohenau-Itapúa during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via LoTW or EA5ZD.


ZY7, BRAZIL. Operators Orlando/PT2OP, Ronaldo/PS8RV and Jim/PY7XC will be active as ZY7T from the Tamandaré Lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-102; DFB PE-02) between February 19-23rd. Activity will also be in the 13th American Lighthouse Weekend. QSL via PT2OP, direct, eQSL or LoTW.


Iota News
NA-151. (Update) Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Tasiilaq Island Islands (WW Loc. HP15EO), Greenland. However, his plane was delayed due to bad weather, and will now be active between January 17-30th (not 15-30th). Dates can be changed; watch QRZ.com. Activity will be on 40-4 meters with a focus 50 and 70 MHz. When not active, he will run a WSPR beacon on 40-6 meters. He states 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. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com or his Web page at:

OC-139. Grant, VK5GR, is now active as VK5KI from Kangaroo Island. He states that he will be on 40/20/17/15 meters using SSB or Data and possibly CW. Activity will be holiday style (He states, "Family first this trip"). Grant will be there until the 21st. QSL via M0OXO. Visit the VK5GR Web page for updates at: https://vk5gr-iota.net

Qsl Info
7Q7CT------Augusto Cebola, Praca Alexandre Herculano 1 6 A, 2660-212 Santo Antonio Cavaleiros, Portugal
7S60BQ----Ewe Hakansson, Pilspetsvagen 4, SE-291 66 Kristianstad, Sweden
9M2TO----Tex Izumo, 827 Nakanojo, Ueda-shi, Nagano, 386-0034, Japan
D2FJZ------Paulo Mira, Apartado 603, EC Paivas, 2846-909 Amora, Portugal
K3Y---------Jeremy Downard, 511 W. Pottawatamie St., Tecumseh MI 49286, USA
KP4/AB2RF--Kan Yokota, 121 Kawanari Shinmachi, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka, 416-0955, Japan
OX3LX-----Joergen Roemming, Brandelev Stationsvej 9, 4700 Naestved, Denmark
S520SAFE--Samo Petelinc, Mostec 12, 8257 Mostec, Slovenia
T30TM-----Alex Ihasz, 27 Buckley Circuit, Kambah, ACT 2902, Australia
T6AA-------Robert Kasca, Govejk 11C, 5281 Spodnja Idrija, Slovenia
TI3/AB3G-David J. Wise, 24000 Alicia Pkwy, #17-295, Mission Viejo CA 92691, USA
TR8CA-----Jean Charron, 19 rue Gabriel Moussa, 33320 Eysines, France
VQ9T------Robert M. Wright, P.O. Box 7, 6215 Valencia, Philippines

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CP1XRM: POSTPONED ---> Owing to travel restrictions, EA5RM's activity has been postponed until sometime in March (hopefully). Antonio was expected to be active from Bolivia as CP1XRM on
9-26 January


HAMVENTION 2021 ---> For the second consecutive year, the Dayton Hamvention has been cancelled (https://hamvention.org/). "Several setbacks in the recovery from the
COVID-19 pandemic" have made necessary the cancellation for the safety of the attendees. Plans are in the works for another Hamvention QSO Party on what would have been the Hamvention weekend (21-23 May). Details are expected in due course.
2021 DAY-XENIA HAMVENTION (Canceled). From the Dayton HamVention Web page (https://hamvention.org/): "Unfortunately, several setbacks in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic make necessary the difficult decision to cancel Hamvention 2021. Hundreds of volunteers have been working to do everything necessary to bring this Hamvention to the many amateur
radio enthusiasts and vendors who support the Dayton Hamvention. Vaccine distribution both in the United States and around the world is lagging behind what was planned. In addition, the emergence of a more communicable form of the COVID-19 virus increases the potential for further public health problems in the next few months. We make this difficult decision for the safety of our guests and vendors. Those who had their tickets, inside booths or flea market spaces deferred last year will be deferred again. Those who purchased 2021 tickets, inside booths or flea market spaces will also be deferred. If you desire a refund instead please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will contact you. Stay tuned for information about a QSO party for the 2021 Hamvention weekend. We are looking forward to the 2022 Hamvention!!! Executive Committee, Dayton Hamvention 2021"
Also read the announcement on the ARRL Web page at:


2021 ALASKA RST QSO PARTY (Special Event). Members of the North Country DX Association (NCDXA club K7ICE) will be on the air during their 2021 Alaska "RST" QSO Party which started January 15th, and will end February 15th. Look for KL7RST, KL7RST/KL7, VY1RST/KL7, VE8RST/KL7 and VY0RST/KL7
to be on all bands and modes from several Alaska locations. Free certificates are available with your QSL. QSL Manager is K7ICE. See K7ICE bio on QRZ.com for more details.