DX-nieuws van week 32 - 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 - Currently QRV "from a temporary location in Accra", Matteo, IZ4YGS will be active again as 9G5GS from Sanzule, Ghana from 8 August to 15 September. In his spare time he will operate SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound on 3590, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24926 and 28091 kHz), as well as USB on the QO-100 Geostationary satellite. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, or direct to home call.
5H - TANZANIA. Late last week, information came out about a well-known DXer (from the late 80's and the first half of the 90's; many older DXers may remember working him from very rare places; some questionable) will be going to Pongwe, Zanzibar Island (AF-032), Tanzania, and be active as
5H1RR. Specific details and dates have not been mentioned, but the operator was named -- Roman Vega (aka Romeo Stepanenko), 3W3RR (also to name a "few" other callsigns -- 1S0RR, 1S0XV, 1S1RR, 4L/AH0M, 5A0RR, 9D0RR, R3A/3W3RR, UB5JRR, XE2/AH0M, YA0RR and P5RS7).
Romeo has been mostly in prison starting in 1993 (in Libya and Egypt), in in 1999 by the FBI - in Miami (however, that case was dismissed), but was arrested again in Cyprus in February of 2003. After spending 18 months in prison there, Romeo was extradited to the United States on an Interpol
warrant in 2004. After serving many years in different prisons throughout the U.S. (for conspiracies to commit money laundering and access device fraud), Romeo was released from the York County Prison (PA) where he was held until November 2019, and then escorted to an airplane jetway at JFK
airport and on February 1, 2020, landed in Russia.
For more details about Romeo and his operations, pictures of his QSL cards and his life activities (a lot of info), see the following Web
pages:

http://www.3w3rr.com/p/intro.html

http://www.dokufunk.org/amateur_radio/personalities/index.php?CID=1175

NOTES: Even if Romeo's 5H1RR operation takes place, his operation will probably not count. He has been banned/disqualified from participation in the DXCC program (in any manner). This was inactive by the ARRL Awards Committee after they reviewed all of the documentation for Romeo's 1992-93 P5RS7 North Korea operation. It was also announced in a ARRL DX Bulletin
(#11) in 1996: http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive/ARLD011/1996
By the way, on May 25th, 2020, there was a posting that Romeo was also going to be active as 9Q9RR from Mbuji Mayi, Dem. Republic of Congo. NO QRNs were reported.

5K8 - COLOMBIA. Members of the Colombian Amateur Radio League (LCRA) will be active with the special callsign 5K87LR from Bogota, Colombia, until August 31st. Activity is to celebrate 87th anniversary of the LCRA. Operations will be on various HF bands. QSL via LoTW only.

8P - BARBADOS. Mathieu, VA2MVR, is currently active as 8P9QC and is living in Pine Gardens until September 12th. Activity is mainly on 40/20 meters using SSB and may try FT4/FT8 later. He is using an FT-891 w/100 watts into a sloping dipole between a tree and coconut tree. QSL only via LoTW.

CB6 - CHILE (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Traiguén (CE6TRA) will activate 4 special callsigns between September 1-30th, to commemorate the 131th anniversary of the arrival of the railway to the city of Traiguén. The special callsigns will be associated with the following railway stations of the Ramal Traiguén - Púa:
CB6T - Traiguén Railway Station CB6P - Púa Railway Station
CB6Q - Quino Railway Station. CB6TEB Electric Train J. Bunster B.
Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (FT8/SSTV). Certificates will be awarded in three different categories, according to the number of stations contacted or received (SWLs) by the radio amateur requesting said diploma (Silver, Gold, Platinum). For direct
QSL cards, send to following address: RADIO CLUB TRAIGUÉN, BOX N ° 150, CP 4730000, BRING, CHILE. For more details, see QRZ.com.

CN - Taking part in the annual Throne Day's celebrations, members of the Association Royale des Radioamateurs du Maroc (ARRAM) will be using the special prefix CN21 between 28 July and 15 August. Throne Day is a public holiday in Morocco that commemorates the enthronement of the incumbent monarch. Since 1999, it has been celebrated on 30 July.

HL - Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Korea (15 August 1945), members of the Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL) will be active as HL75V on 1-31 August. QSL via 6K0MF.

IS0 - Simone, IU4HRJ will be active as IM0/IU4HRJ from Maddalena Island (EU-041), Sardinia on 4-10 August. He will operate SSB and digital modes on 40-10 metresand 2m. QSL via home call.

JW - SVALBARD. Arne, LA7WCA, will be active as JW7WCA from Svalbard (EU-026) sometime in May 2021. Activity will be on various HF Bands using SBB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via his home callsign.

LA - Ken, LA7GIA expects to be active as LA7GIA/p from the Lofoten Islands (EU-076) on 1-3 August. Look for him on 30 and maybe 20m CW.
On 29 July he operated from Tjotta Island (EU-062). QSL via LoTW.

OJ0 - Tommi, OH3BRJ and his son Valtteri, OH3BRK will be active as OJ0/OH3BRJ and OJ0/OH3BRK from Market Reef (EU-053) on 6-7 August.
They will operate SSB RTTY, FT8/FT4 on 80-6 metres. QSLs via LoTW, or via home calls (direct and bureau).

SV - Francesco, IK6QON will be active as SV8/IK6QON from Kerkyra Island (EU-052) on 9-20 August. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-6 metres. QSL via home call.

TA - Commemorating the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I, special event stations TC3GP and TC3GS will be active on 3-23 August. QSLs via YM3KCN.

TK - Frans, DJ0TP will be active as TK/DJ0TP from Corsica (EU-014) from 6 August to 14 September. During the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (22-23 August) he will operate from the Phare d'Alistro. QSL via LoTW, or via home call (direct and bureau).

 

IOTA News
IOTA TOUR ---> Gaby, DF9TM (OV9M) and Frank, DL2SWW (5Q5W) are touring Denmark and Norway, and have been active as LA/DF9TM and LA/DL2SWW from IOTA group EU-079 since 28 July (length of stay unknown). Previous IOTA operations took place as follows:
04-06 July---EU-029---OV9M
05-06 July---EU-029---5Q5W
07-11 July---EU-172---OV9M and 5Q5W
11-15 July---EU-171---OV9M
12-15 July---EU-171---5Q5W
24-26 July---EU-055---LA/DF9TM and LA/DL2SWW
All QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log and confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct cards (via home calls) "will be answered until November".

AS-117. Kenji, JA4GXS, will once again be active as JA4GXS/4 from Kasado Island on August 22nd, between 0700-2200z. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-041. Simone, IU4HRJ, will once again be active as IM0/IU4HRJ from Maddalena Island between August 4-10th. Activity will be on 40-2 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. Plans to possibly activate some DCI/WCA reference numbers. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-052. Francesco, IK6QON, will be active as SV8/IK6QON from Corfu Island between August 9-20th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts into a multiband vertical. QSL via IK6QON.

EU-076. By the time you read this, Ken, LA7GIA, should be finishing up his LA7GIA/P activity from Lofoten Island until August 3rd.
Operations will be on 30 meters CW or possibly 20 meters.

EU-096. Tony, OH1TD, is currently active again from his summer QTH on Korpo Island until September. QSL via his home callsign, direct or via the Bureau.

EU-170. Didi, DL4DCW, will be active as 9A/DL4DCW from Vir Island, in the Dalmatia North Group, Croatia. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign or eQSL.

Qsl Info
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PIRATE ALERT.
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COVID-19 COMMUNICATION EVENT ---> Held on 6-7 June [425DXN 1518], the "international gathering of STAYHOME/STAYSAFE stations and fellow amateur radio operators was organized as a brief 24 hours event where hams were able to quickly greet each other, in a contest-like format, in the spirit of wellbeing", the Organizing Committee (E21EIC, KO8SCA, OH2BH, OH2MM and PY5EG)
reports. "A total of 18,838 hams from 181 DXCC Entities participated in the event, using the CW, SSB and FT8 transmission modes. There were 39 registered STAYHOME/STAYSAFE stations from all continents, making this event a very unique global undertaking. An impressive 120,181 radio contacts were made during the event".
The WORLD WINNERS are LY9A (Multi-Mode), PP5JR (SSB), RG9A (CW) and YO9H (Digital). The CONTINENTAL WINNERS are EA8RM (Africa), LY9A (Europe), PY5KD (South America), RG9A (Asia), W1UE (North America) and ZL3P (Oceania). The most productive STAYHOME/STAYSAFE groups that dominated the continental landscape were from Romania, Brazil and Finland. The detailed results of the event are available at http://ko8sca.com/results.pdf. The prize lottery will be organized within the next two-weeks.
"The COVID-19 Communication Event was part of the global STAYHOME activity from 8 April to 7 June. The OH0-OH9 stations made an impressive 133,000 contacts along with 25,000 FT8 QSOs logged by the Brazilian digital station ZW5STAYHOME, working hams from a total of 180 countries from all 40 CQ zones, with other STAYHOME stations totaling almost 290,000 contacts in thetwo-month period".
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JX0X 2021 ---> The Northern California DX Foundation (http://www.ncdxf.org) has announced it is granting USD 5,000 to the JX0X DXpedition to Jan Mayen Island planned for September-October 2021 (http://jx0x.com/). The low bands, where Jan Mayen is in high demand by DXers in North America and East Asia, are a primary focus of the team. NCDXF's primary purpose is to help fund
well-organized DXpeditions to desirable DXCC entities like this. During the last 48 years, NCDXF has granted nearly USD 1.2 million to hundreds of DXpeditions - helping to put an "all-time-new-one" (ATNO) in the log and make DX happen for thousands of DXers worldwide. The credit for these large grants goes to the NCDXF contributors, individuals and clubs who support the DX community
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T30ET POSTPONED ---> Solomon Airlines has extended the suspension of international flights until 24 October. "Unfortunately, at the moment, the only further possibility of reaching Tarawa Island is through Fiji", Alex, 5B4ALX says, "but further quarantine constraints and two additional flights with
over 100kg of equipment make this alternative unacceptable". His T30ET operation from Tarawa is again postponed to a later date, while he continues "to monitor the situation in the hope of better development".
Updates will be posted to http://www.5b4alx.cloud/t30et-tarawa-atoll-2020/
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WRTC 2022: DONOR TEAMS CALL ---> The WRTC 2022 Organizing Committee has announced that the application process for five Donor Teams is now open. Donor Teams will be selected on a first-come first-served basis outside the normal qualification process as part of the fundraising mechanism. Each Donor Team is expected to help WRTC 2022 by making a donation of at least EUR 15,000.
See https://www.wrtc2022.it/ for the details and the application form.

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