DX-nieuws van week 30 - 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...

DXcalender 2020June 

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9G - GHANA. Matteo, IZ4YGS, will once again be active as 9G5GS from Sanzule, Sanzule, Ellembelle District, Western Region (WW Loc. IJ84SX), Ghana, in the jungle among palm trees and swamps, snakes and crocodiles, a few hundred meters from the ocean, Ghana, between August 8th and September 15th. Activity will be limited to his spare time (usually on "almost every evening", between 2100-0000z) on 160-10 meters using mostly FT8 (F/H) and SSB, with a Yaesu FT-891 and 100 watts into a vertical antenna. On FT8 (Fox-Hound Mode) the suggested frequencies are: 3590, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24926 and 28091 kHz. On FT8 (Standard Mode) on the standard frequencies; PLEASE SEND REPORT FIRST, not the Loc. He will also be active through the QO-100 geostationary satellite, USB mode. He will update daily to ClubLog. QSL via LoTW, IZ4YGS direct or eQSL.

A6 - A60EMM is a special callsign commemorating the Emirates Mars Mission "Hope Probe" (https://www.emiratesmarsmission.ae/), which is expected to be launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan between 20 and 22 July, depending on improved weather conditions.
The Hope orbiter is scheduled to reach Mars in February 2021, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates' formation. Look for A60EMM to be QRV with multiple stations, e.g. A60EMM/1 A60EMM/2, A60EMM/3, etc: https://www.qrz.com/db/a60emm.

BV - Bruce, BV2KI will be active as BV0WPX from Liuchiu Yu Island (AS-155) on 25-26 July.
QSL via BV2KI and LoTW.

BY - Look for members of the One Partner DX Club, BG4OP to be active from Lingshan Island (AS-150) on 25-26 July. QSL via BI4IIZ.
CT9 - MADEIRA. Ulf, DL5AXX, will be active as CT9ABV from Madeira Island (AF-014) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/ Mixed-Mode/12-Hrs entry. QSL via DL5AXX. Also, Paul, DL5CW, will be active as CR3W or CT9/DL5CW operating the other 12 hours of the contest.
QSL CT9/DL5CW via DL5CW or QSL CR3W via DL5AXX, OQRS (see QRZ.com) or LoTW.

DL - Jo, DL5KUD will participate in the IOTA Contest from his home QTH on Ruegen Island (EU-057). He will operate CW in the 12-hour category. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct only to DL5KUD.
EA8 - CANARY ISLANDS (Satellite Op/Rare Grid). Philippe, EA4NF, will be operating on the satellites from Lanzarote Island, Canary Islands (AF-004, WW Loc. IL38 & IL39), as EA8/EA4NF between August 10-17th. A special focus will be from the very rare IL39 Grid. Portable activation will be with a FT818 and a FT817ND operating in full Duplex with an Alaskan Arrow Antenna.
Activity will be on the FM and Linear Satellites. QSL via LoTW as EA8/EA4NF.
Keep an eye on Philippe's Twitter feed for further updates and passes at:

F - Fabien, F4GYM will be active as F4GYM/p from Noirmoutier Island (EU-064) in late July. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes.
QSL via home call. On 25-26 July he will be signing F6KBK/p (QSL via the bureau to F4GTB).
FJ - ST. BARTHELEMY. Operators Marco/FS4WBS and Claude/FS5GL are planning to be active as FJ/FS4WBS and FJ/FS5GL, respectively, from Saint Barthelemy (NA-146) sometime in September (dates not yet confirmed). Activity will be on 40/20/17 meters using CW, SSB and FT8, with an IC-7300 into wire antennas and 500 watts. QSL will only be via LoTW.

HA - The Hungarian FIRAC group is active as HA70MAV until 1 December in celebration of the 70th Railway Day. The special callsign’s suffix stands for Magyar Allamvasutak, "Hungarian State Railways". QSL via LoTW and eQSL only.

I - Giuseppe, IT9PPG will be active as IF9A from Favignana Island (EU-054) on 25-26 July.

I - Raffalele, IH9YMC will participate in the IOTA Contest from his home QTH on Pantelleria Island (AF-018). QSL only via LoTW or eQSL; he also uploads his log to Club Log on a regular basis.

IS0 - Emil, DL8JJ will be active as IS0/DL8JJ/m from Sardinia (EU-024) on 16-26 July, with a side trip to Foradada Island (EU-165) on 18 July. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via DL8JJ and LoTW.

LA - Tom, LA4LN is now active as LN1V from Stord Island (EU-055, Locator JO29qs) until mid-August. He is QRV mainly on 6 metres using digital modes, although he can operate on all bands and modes. QSL direct to home call.

OH - Tony, OH1TD is active again from his summer QTH on Korpo Island (EU-096) until September. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

PY - Carlos PY1CG, Marcelo PY1MT and Renato PY8WW plan to be active as ZV1M from Ilha das Palmas (SA-079) on 24-26 July. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via PY1MT.

SV - Thomas, SV2CLJ and other members of the Crows Contest Team (J42L) are expected to be active as J48L from Amouliani Island (EU-174) on 25-26 July. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct only to SV2CLJ.

SV5 - Stathis, SV5DKL will participate in the IOTA Contest from his home QTH on Rhodes Island, Dodecanese (EU-001). He will operate CW. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, or via home call.

V8 - Celebrating the 74th birthday of HRM Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei, special callsign V84SPU will be active on 18-31 July on all bands and modes. QSL direct to P.O. Box 849, MPC Old Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3577, Brunei Darussalam.

VK - Andy, VK5MAV will try and be active again as VK5MAV/p from Granite Island (OC-228) on 18 or 19 July, weather permitting. Access islimited to daytime hours only, and on 12 July he made 150 QSOs between 1 and 6 UTC: "I didn't expect anything else", he says, "my signal was very weak with such setup (GP for 20 and 15m, copper wire into the water as radials, 100 watts, battery powered,
no tent, no shelter, no normal table/chair)". Under such circumstances, activity during the IOTA Contest weekend "would be pointless".

W - Andy, AA5JF will be active holiday style as AA5JF/4 from Jekyll Island (NA-058) on 23-26 July. "This is mostly an HF effort with a focus on 40, 30 and 20 metres", he says, "but if I see that 6m is open, I may get on". He will operate CW, FT8 and possibly FT4 before the IOTA Contest, and then CW and SSB (with Andy's son Sage, KO4BUR on the mic) during the contest. QSL direct to home call; the log will be uploaded to Club Log and LoTW.


AS-155. Bruce, BV2KI, who originally wanted to be active from PengHu Island (AS-103), will now be active as BV0WPX from Liu-Chiu Yu Island, Taiwan, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th)
as a Single-Op/Island-DXpedition/Assisted entry. QSL via BV2KI by the Bureau or ClubLog.

EU-025. Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode/24-HRs/Low-Power entry. QSL via ClubLog or LoTW.

EU-029. Palle, OZ2PBS, will once again be active from Zealand Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Assisted/High-Power entry. QSL via OZ2PBS, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

EU-042. Mike, DG5LAC, will once again be active as DG5LAC/P from Hooge Island (DLFF-0013 Wadden Sea) between July 24-28th. Activity will be on SSB and FT8/FT4. He will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via DG5LAC, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS.

EU-054. Pippo, IT9PPG, will once again be active as IF9A from Favignana Island (IIA TP-011, MIA MI-025, WLOTA LH-1545) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/DXpedition/20m/ Assisted/Low-Power entry. QSL via the Bureau.

EU-096. Jukka, OH3OJ, will be active as OH3OJ/1 from Kaurissalo Island between July 30th and August 4th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8/FT4. View his portable equipment on his QRZ.com page. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW and eQSL.

EU-132. Kuba, SQ6NEJ, will once again be active from Wolin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/40-10m/SSB-Mode entry using 500w and GP antenna. QSL via SQ6NEJ.

EU-146. Ivan, ON4IBM, will once again be active as PA/ON4IBM from Schouwen Duiveland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) usually as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/24-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL via ON4IBM.

EU-167. Members of the Portuguese DX Group (GPDX) will be active as CS5DX (GPDX callsign) from Pessegueiro Island [IM57ou] between July 25-26th. The team feels this is perhaps a new one during the IOTA Contest. Focus will be on 40/20/15/10 meters, but if 6 meters is open they'll get on! Access and stay overnight on the island is now very restricted as it is located inside the Natural Park of Sudoeste Alentejano/Costa Vicentina, so also valid as #CT-FF012, DIP (Portuguese Islands Award) #BA-001 and DCFP (Portuguese Castles and Fortresses Award) #F-043. Their modes will be CW, SSB and FT8. Operators mentioned are Luis/ CT1EEQ, Arlindo/CT1EGW, Duarte/CT1FPA and Luis/CT4NH. QSL via CS5DX direct (QRZ.COM address) or ClubLog's OQRS.

NA-058. Operators Andy/AA5JF and son Sage/KO4BUR will be active as AA5JF/4 from Jekyll Island between July 23-26th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands (focus on 40/30/20m, but if 6m is open, they will try it) using CW and FT8/4. Look for them to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Single/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via AA5JF direct. Look for logs to be uploaded to ClubLog and cards will be printed and probably available late August. Please send SASE or SAE + 1 USD.

NA-079. (Postponed) Operators Matt/AE4MQ, Grace/KE3G, Zachary/KN4KVC,Michael/N3KPU, Connor/W4IPC and James/WX4TV who was expected to be active as N4T from the Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, between July 21-24th, have postponed their operation and tentatively rescheduled for December 2020. For more details, see:

NA-144. Oleh, KD7WPJ, will be active from Anacapa Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via KD7WPJ.

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JAN MAYEN 2021 ---> The JX0X DXpedition to Jan Mayen (EU-022) is scheduled to take place between 15 September and 5 October 2021. The preliminary plan is for the team (LA7GIA, RA9USU, DL5EBE and RM2D) to depart on 15 September, and to reach their destination on the 18th, depending on sea conditions. Operations will start "as soon as possible on a few bands, not later than 24 hours from arrival to the island". JX0X will run up to four stations simultaneously for two weeks; the main modes will be CW and digi, plus some SSB. The expedition will focus on 160, 80, 60, 40 and 30 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. Bookmark http://jx0x.com/ for more information and updates.

CY0C SABLE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Postponed 2021). Murray, WA4DAN, reports [edited]: The CY0C Sable Island DXpedition team learned this week that our DXpedition will have to be postponed until October 2021 due to the ongoing worldwide Coronavirus. Team leader Murray, WA4DAN,
has been in regular contact with Parks Canada during this process. Parks Canada advised that no International visitors will be allowed on Sable Island for the remainder of 2020. The good news is that the Parks Canada Sable Island manager has already extended an invitation to conduct our planned DXpedition for October 2021. The DXpedition team voted to un-
animously accept this invitation. We appreciate all of the foundations, clubs and individuals who have contributed funding for our DXpedition. We are pleased to offer the following options to those who have contributed to this DXpedition:

1) A complete and total refund of donations made to the CY0C DXpedition.
2) Foundations, clubs and individuals can opt to apply their donations to the 2021 Sable Island CY0C DXpedition.

Please let us know your preference and we will act promptly on this matter.
From the entire 2021 Sable Island DXpedition team, our sincere thanks for your efforts and understanding.
73, Murray Adams, WA4DAN
2021 Sable Island DXpedition Team Leader

RA1ZZ/P ---> Vasily, RA1ZZ has had to cancel his activity from Bolshoy Berezovyy Island (EU-117). He was expected to be QRV on 25-26 July.

TO5T ---> The 10-17 August DXpedition to St Pierre & Miquelon has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled sometime next year.

VK9NK ---> Janusz, SP9FIH left Norfolk Island a few days ago, after nearly 58,000 QSOs made between 13 January and 5 July. QSL via Club Log’s OQRS (preferred), or via home call.