Het DX-nieuws van week 30 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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3D2, FIJI. As reported on FaceBook, operators Dom/3Z9DX, and his XYL Joanna (ex-3D2JK), are once again active from Nadi with new callsigns -- 3D2USU and 3D2FU, respectively, for the next two weeks. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mainly FT8. Once again pictures have been posted
on the Rebel DX Group's FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup


3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update). The following was posted on the Rebel DX Group's FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup) on July 20th [edited]: It's still on the go. Everything is ready. Hope Covid and current crazy internal situation in South Africa will not disturb us to go this season.


9X, RWANDA. Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as 9X2AW from Kigali (with a new Grid KI48xe) between September 13-28th. He is currently preparing his 160m antenna and will build a Hexbeam with Bamboo Sticks for working on 20-10 meters and dipoles for 40/30 meters. Modes are
mainly Digital modes (FT8, PSK31, JT65 and RTTY), with some CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO or his OQRS. See QRZ.com for pictures.

BY - BA4MY, BI4KKZ and others will be active as BG4OP from Lingshan Island (AS-150) on 23-25 July. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 80-6 metres, and will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via BI4IIZ.


C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Joe/W8GEX and his XYL Janet/W8CAA are now active as C6ADX and C6AYL from the Island of Exuma. Length of stay is not known. They are using an Icom IC-7300 with an Elecraft KPA500 amp into a 5 band TW fan dipole. Most activity is on FT8. QSL via direct with a SASE to their home callsigns listed on QRZ.com (NO IRCs) or LoTW. Please NO Bureau cards.


CR3, MADEIRA. Tibor, OM3RM/CT9ABN, will be active as CR3DX from Porto Moniz, Madeira Island, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Activity outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters using the callsign CT9ABN. QSL via OM2VL,
direct or by the Bureau.


EA - AM1CCB is the special callsign for URE Burgos to mark the 800th anniversary of Burgos Cathedral between 20 July and 18 August. QSL via the bureau, LoTW, eQSL, or direct. The cathedral has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1984.


EM50, UKRAINE (Special Event). Members of the Zaporizhia National University Club Station (UR4QWW; ex-UK5QBE/UB4QWW) will be active with the special callsign EM50QWW from Zaporizhia, Ukraine, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their club station. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL EM50QWW via the Bureau.


ES - Look for ES6JP/0 (QSL via YL2GM) and ES6TZ/0 (QSL via YL2GN) to be active from Hiiumaa Island (EU-034) on 23-25 July, IOTA Contest included.


FO - Yann, F1SMB will be active as FO/F1SMB from several French Polynesia islands in August. His itinerary is as follows:
--02-06 August Moorea --- OC-046
--06-10 August Tahaa ------ OC-067
--10-12 August Bora Bora - OC-067
--12-15 August Tikehau ---- OC-066
--15-17 August Rangiroa --- OC-066
--17-20 August Fakarava --- OC-066
--20-23 August Tahiti ------- OC-046
He will operate QRP SSB and FT8 mainly on 40m (7090, 7055, 7074 kHz) and 20m (14285, 14260, 14074 kHz). QSL via F1SMB (SSB QSOs only) and eQSL (SSB & FT8).


FS - Hal, W8HC will be active holiday style as FS/W8HC from St. Martin (NA-105) from 29 July to 6 August. He will operate CW and FT8 on 40-6 metres. QSL via LoTW.


HI - Massimo, HB9TUZ will be active as HI9/HB9TUZ from Las Terrenas (NA-096), Dominican Republic on 1-30 August. He will operate SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via eQSL only.


HS - The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand is active as HS18IARU until 30 September to mark the 18th IARU Region 3 Conference 2021 (20-23 September, https://www.iarur3conf2021.org/). QSL via E21EIC, but all QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW and the bureau.


I - A large team will be active from the island of Santa Maria di Barbana (EU-130)
on 23-25 July. They will be signing II3Y during the IOTA Contest (QSL via M0OXO) and IQ3JT
(QSL via IV3OSC).


I - Weather permitting, Roberto, IK8PGM will be active as ID8A from Cirella Island (EU-144) on 29 July. QSL via home call.


JW0W SVALBARD DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The JW0W 2021 team from Prins Karls Forland (EU-063) is now active until July 26th. Their main focus will be on 40/30/20m (all modes) - and of course also other bands if propagation allows. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (direct and by the Bureau), and direct QSL. The log will also be uploaded on LoTW. Visit their Web site at: http://jw0w.no


K9, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the Ohio Valley Amateur Radio Club will be operating special event station K9G from the 58th annual "Steam and Gas Engine Show" at Threshermans Park, Boonville, Indiana. The event will take place between Friday, July 23rd through
Sunday, July 25th. QSL via KD9KEG. See more details on QRZ.com.


N2, UNITED STATES (LH Op). The Old Barney ARC will be operating N2OB from Barnegat Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-039) (ILLW US0123) (aka Old Barney) in Barnegat Light NJ (Long Beach Island IOTA NA-111) on August 21st for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW)
between 1300-2100 UTC. They will be using SSB and FT8 on 20 and 40 meters.
QSL via N2OB.


OA - Alex, DD5ZZ will be active as OA7/DD5ZZ from the Peruvian region of Cuzco between 30 July and 17 September. He will operate SSB, FT8, FT4 and some CW on 40-6 metres, and might use OA7/5P6G during the WAE DX CW (14-15 August), WAE DX SSB (11-12 September) and World Wide Digi DX (28-29 August) contests. QSL via home call, LoTW and Club Log's OQRS.


OH - Ric, DL2VFR will be active as OH1/DL2VFR from Reposaari Island (EU-173) on 23-25 July, IOTA Contest included. Afterwards he will be active as OH73ELK (26-30 July) and OH9/DL2VFR (2-3 August) from mainland Finland, as OH6/DL2VFR (4-5 August) from IOTA group EU-101, and as OH2/DL2VFR (6-8 August) from IOTA group EU-097.


OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again as OX3LX from Tasiilaq Island (NA-151) between 28 July and 14 August. His main focus will be on 6 and 4 metres, with some activity on the HF bands. He will be QRV in his spare time, typically around lunch time and after dinner (local time is UTC-2), also at night and in the morning hours during the weekends. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS or direct to OZ0J.


PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. "The Daily DX" reports that Gevork, K9GVK, will be active as PJ7/K9GVK from Sint Maarten Island (NA-247) through the first half 2023. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB (some difficulty with interference) and the Digital modes.


PZ, SURINAME (Update/Change). Before and after their trip to Papagaaien Island (SA-092; see details above), operators Markus/DJ4EL and Sascha/PF9Z will be active as PZ5GE and PZ5ZS (not PZ5SB), respectively from the mainland of Suriname (WW Loc. GJ25io) between October 9-23rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB. QSL PZ5GE via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. QSL PZ5ZS via PF9Z by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details and updates, see: http://pf9z.com
Also, watch QRZ.com under DJ4EL or Twitter: https://twitter.com/rapanuiman


R105, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the "Fifth Ocean" Aviators HAM Club are active as R105MA to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the "Russian Naval Aviation." QSL via RN3YN. An electronic award is available. Details available at: http://www.aviaham.ru


R20, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Aliy, UA6YW, who worked as a radio engineer at Maykop radio and television broadcasting center in Maykop, will be active using the special callsign R20RTM to mark the 20th anniversary of the Russian Television Radio Network (RTRN).
Activity will be on the air between August 1-31st. QSL via R7AA.


SV - A large team will be active as SX8T from Amoliani Island (EU-174) on 23-26 July, including an entry in the IOTA Contest. QSL direct to SV2CLJ.


SV/A - Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG/A has been active from Mount Athos since 22 July, and reportedly will be QRV for the next few days. He will operate SSB and CW mostly on 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL direct to SV1RP.


TA4, TURKEY. Alex, SQ9UM, is now active as TA4/SQ9UM from Finike, Turkey, until July 30th. Activity has been on 30/20/17/15/12 meters FT8. QSL via his home callsign.


UA0 - Look for R3RRC/0 (QSL via RZ3EC), as well as R0MR/p, R3BY/0 and RU5D/0, to be active from Furugel'ma Island (AS-066) from 31 July to 4 August. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 40-10m.


XE - Once again special callsign 4A2MAX will be activated on 1-31 August in remembrance of
St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe. Activity will be on 80-6 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. Born in 1894, Father Kolbe (SP3RN) was killed on 14 August 1941 at Auschwitz. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to N5MEX. More information can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/4a2max.


ZC4 - Phil, M7CBK is currently operating as ZC4CBK from the UK Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri on Cyprus (AS-004) and plans to be QRV "on a regular basis until October". He operates mainly FT4 and FT8 on 20 metres. QSL via EB7DX.



Iota News

*AS-066. Operators Maxim/RU5D, Gennady/R3BY and Vitaly/R0MR will be active as R3RRC/0 (as well as their own homecall/0) from Furugelm Island (RR-16-05, R0L-78, RFF-032, RDA PK-35,
WW Loc. PN52KL) between July 31st and August 4th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. Their radio equipment consists of an ICOM-706 and YAESU FT-850. Antennas are a multi-band vertical and RR33 Spiderbeam. QSL via RZ3EC.


*EU-028. Alberto, IU1KZX, will be active as IA5/IU1KZX/M from Elba Island (EU-028) between July 24th and August 6th. Activity will mobile. QSL via eQSL or by the Bureau.


*EU-041. Paolo, I5WHC, will be active as IM0/I5WHC from Maddalena Island between August 20th and September 18th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.


*EU-097. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OH2/DL2VFR from Etela-Suomi (UUSIMAA) Province IOTA Group between August 6-8th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog.


*EU-101. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OH6/DL2VFR from Bjorkon Island in the Lansi-Suomi (VAASA) Province IOTA Group between August 4-5th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog.

*EU-125. Eddy, DM5JBN, will be active as OV5N from Roemoe Island between July 23-28th. This includes the RSG IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) using an Elecraft KX3 and a 12m GPA only CW/FT8. QSL via DM5JBN.


*EU-131. Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as I3/DF8DX from Lido Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. He will be on the island until July 26th. QSL via direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

*EU-133. Operators Nikolai/RV1AQ, Mike/R1MJ and Yaroslav/R1BET, along with technical support, will be active as RV1AQ/p, R1MJ/p and R1BET/p, respectively, from Gogland Island between July 21st and 26/27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will also participation in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). Listen for their QSL info.


*SA-092. (Update/Change) Operators Markus/DJ4EL (PZ5GE), Sascha/PF9Z (PZ5ZS; not PZ5SB) and Rico/PZ5JW will once again try to activate Pagegaaien Island (WW Loc. GJ15kv)as PZ5G between October 15-18th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL PZ5G via LoTW or ClubLog.


Qsl Info
EA5GL (Now) Qsl manager for: D721LP (D7 prefix + 21 means 2021 years + LP means Low Power)
EA5GL (Now) Qsl manager for: HD1QRC90 (90 Yrs Quito Radio Club)


QSL BX3AX/2 ---> Those who still need a QSL card for this operation, carried out in early October 2014 from Juhua Island (AS-151), can send their request to EA5GL, either direct or via the bureau.


QSL IG9OSC & ID9OSC ---> Dario, IT9ZZO has processed and mailed all direct requests for IG9OSC (AF-019, May 2021), as well as for ID9OSC (EU-017, September 2020). The remaining QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; neither your bureau card nor the use of Club Log's OQRS are needed.


SU1SK PIRATED ---> Said Kamel, SU1SK, President of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society (ERASD), reports that his callsign has been repeatedly pirated on FT8 over the past few days: 10 July (17m), 17 July (30m), 18 July (10m), 19 July (20m). The new QSL route for the genuine SU1SK is via JH1AT (direct). aid has no PayPal account; he uploads his log to eQSL, but does not use LoTW.

No info received


NL0H ---> Henry, NL0H "is preparing to be active for the next few days including during the RSGB IOTA Contest from St. Lawrence Island (NA-040)", M0OXO reports. "He has been trying to set up a 10-80 end fed at the top of the mountain, his main obstacle on the island. Although low to the ground to the south, on the north side it is 500ft above the water. He is not sure how good it will work but he is hopeful it will make a significant improvement. He has been hearing good sigs from VK on 80m, EU on 15m and also VU and Asia on 17m". During the IOTA Contest Henry will be QRV on 80, 40, 20 and 15 metres, with a focus on 40 and 20m. "His only anticipated problem is how long
his batteries will work for".
RI0FM: POSTPONED ---> "Due to the illness of some of the members", the 15-31 July RI0FM operation from Moneron Island (AS-149) has been postponed tentatively until sometime in August. Bookmark https://ri0fm.ru for updates.


VK9HR: CANCELLED ---> "After months of negotiations with the new Management Authority", the 3-13 November VK9HR operation from the Willis Islands has been cancelled.
"A combination of new rules banning the installation of any structures on the islands by the new authority along with the fact that COVID has now spread to four Australian states meant that going ahead was not going to be possible".