DX-nieuws van week 33 - 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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CE - Radio Club Eternautas (CE3ETR) will operate special callsign CB33M from 5 August to 13 October. Look for activity on 80, 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. This operation commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Copiapo mining accident, when 33 miners were rescued after being trapped 700 metres underground in a copper-gold mine in the Atacama Desert for 69 days. QSL via CE3ETR.

F - The Radio Club du Val d'Issole (F8KGH) will be active as TM76DP on 8-22 August to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the landing operation ("Debarquement de Provence") of the Allied invasion of Provence during World War II (15 August 1944). They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 80-6 metres. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

F - A German team (DJ5KX, DJ8EI, DK5OPA, DL1DCT, DL5KA and DL8KR) will be active again as TM0BSM from the lighthouse at Berck-sur-Mer, France on 20-23 August. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres, and they also plan some activity on the QO-100 Geostationary satellite. QSL via DK5OPA.

F - The Radio Club de Cestas and the Radio Club du Bassin d'Arcachon will operate two special callsigns to mark the 100th anniversary of the Bordeaux-La Fayette radio station, inaugurated in 1920 and at that time the most powerful in the world. TM100LY (QSL via F6KUQ) will be active on 21-24 August, 26-27 September, 23-25 October, 6-8 November and 18-20 December; TM1LY (QSL via F5KAY) will be active on 21-23 August, 18-20 September, 17-18 October, 21-22 November and
18-20 December.

F - Francis ON8AZ, Luc ON7KZ, Tim ON5HC and Kurt ON5DZ will be active as TM2U from Ile Saint Marcouf (EU-081) on 23-28 August. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-6 metres. Logsearch on Club Log and QSL via ON8AZ. See https://www.eu081.be for more information.

HK - The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications has granted a special callsign for the Liga Colombiana de Radioaficionados to celebrate its 87th anniversary. Look for 5K87LR to be active on all bands and modes until 30 August. QSL via LoTW only.

IS0 - Gil, IZ2DLV will be active holiday style as IS0/IZ2DLV from Sardinia (EU-024) on 10-28 August. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 60-10 metres. QSL via home call; he will upload his log to Club Log and LoTW.

JA - Kenji, JA4GXS will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Kasado Island (AS-117) on 22 August, between 7 and 22 UTC. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via home call.

JD1 - OGASAWARA. Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active as JD1BLY from Chichijima Island
(AS-031) between October 3-6th. The schedule may change depending on the status of COVID-19. Activity will be on 630-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (NO 6m EME). He states that he will focus on the "630m band", 160m (SSB), the satellite (RS-44), FT8 on the HF bands. "630m Band" will be active mainly on JT9 mode. QSL via his home callsign JI5RPT.
His log search will be available on his Web site at: http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1
He will also use Twitter to inform his real-time activities at: http://twitter.com/jd1bly

LA - Holger, DH3RN and Benny, DH7RG will be active as LA/DH3RN and LA/DH7RG from Bomlo Island (EU-055) on 14-24 August. They will operate SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 80-10 metres. QSL LA/DH3RN via DH3RN (bureau preferred); QSL LA/DH7RG via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via home call (direct or bureau).

N7 - UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event station N7C to be active between August 11-15th. Activity is the 16th annual special event station's celebrations of the "Navajo Code Talkers", normally from Window Rock, AZ, on the 14th of every August. However, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Reservation is closed to normal activities. With the help of Herb Goodluck, N7HG (who's father was a Code Talker), and three other operators, the SES will be on the air from home stations: (Ray-W7USA, John-W5PDW and Bob-K7BHM). QSL to Herb, N7HG or N7C,
at the QRZ.com address.

SP - Special callsigns 3Z1920PS, HF1920PS, SN1920PS, SO1920PS, SP1920PS and SQ1920PS will be activated from 15 August to 15 September to commemorate the centenary of the second Silesian Uprising (19-25 August 1920). The Silesian Uprisings ("Powstania Slaskie") were a series of three conflicts in Upper Silesia from 1919 to 1921 in which Poles and Polish Silesians sought to break away from Germany and join the new Polish Republic, founded after World War I.
See https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ps1920/index.php for information about the certificate that will be available.

SV - Pol, SV1AHH and George, SV1GGF will be active as SX1AFM on 1-30 September, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Hellenic Air Force History Museum. They will operate all modes on 80-6m. A certificate will be available, see https://www.qrz.com/db/SX1AFM
for information.

XE - 6E6E is a special callsign for Ramon, XE1KK to use until the end of the year. He operates mostly FT8/FT4 on 160-6 metres, with planned participation in the CQ WW DX SSB and possibly other contests. QSL via LoTW only.

XU7 - CAMBODIA. Tad, JA1DFK/JD1BJT/JF6OJX/KH7J/M0OJX, will be active as XU7AKU and XU7AKV will be active from Phnom Penh. He currently lives there on business for the next couple of years. He states, "Both of XU7AKU and XU7AKV are my callsigns. They issued a callsign for each transceiver.
Usually, I will be using XU7AKU." Activity will be on 160-6 meters using mostly CW and SSB, with a FT-840 and FT-857 into a vertical and wires. QSL via JA1DXA or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see: http://xd487474.wp.xdomain.jp

ZL7 - Stuart, ZL3STU has moved to the Chatham Islands (OC-038) on a permanent basis, and is now active as ZL7STU. He operates FT8 and SSB on 80-6 metres. The QSL route for both ZL7STU and ZL3STU is via M0OXO's OQRS (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/); the QSL cards are currently being printed and will be available in a few weeks.


Iota News
EU-055. (Reminder) Operators Holger/DH3RN and Benny/DH7RG will once again be active as LA/DH3RN and LA/DH7RG from Bomlo Island (WW Loc. JO29PS), Norway, between August 14-24th. PLEASE NOTE that due to the current COVID-19 situation changes can happen (watch QRZ.com for updates). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via their home callsign, direct,
by the Bureau or ClubLog.

EU-117. There were reports of YL Raisa, UB1AOA, being active as UB1AOA/P from Malyy Vysotskiy Island on 20 meters SSB (mostly on 14188 kHz between 1413-1644z) on August 7th. QSL via OH7ELK. It is suggested to watch her FaceBook page for updates at: https://www.facebook.com/YLRaisa
Also a video on YouTube.com: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-BuvCSdhCM&t=93s

NA-085. Wey, K8EAB, will once again be active as K4I from St. George Island (USI FL007S, WW Loc. Grid EL79), Florida, between September 6-8th. Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using mostly
FT8 (other modes possible). QSL via ClubLog.

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AUSTRALIA: 2x1 CALLSIGNS ---> The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has approved the issue of 2x1 callsigns with VJ, VK and VL prefixes. These callsigns are to be used for contest operation only (any local or international contest), and will be available to Advanced class
licencees only (individual or club). Moreover, Australian amateur radio operators are no longer forced to change callsign when they upgrade to a higher level of licence or move to a different part of the country.

KG4MA ---> Miguel, W1SRR expected to be stationed at Guantanamo Bay for nine months, but his "assignment has changed, and he will not be activating KG4MA at this time".

NCDXF NEWSLETTER ---> The Northern California DX Foundation's Summer 2020 Newsletter is now available at https://www.ncdxf.org/pages/newsletter.html It includes articles on VP8PJ (South Orkney Islands, February-March 2020) and ZK3A (Tokelau, September-October 2019).

WW DIGI DX CONTEST ---> The second edition of the World Wide Digi DX Contest ("WW Digi") will take place on 29-30 August (from 12:00:00 UTC to 11:59:59 UTC). The objective is for amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs in as many Maidenhead Grid Fields (used for multipliers on each band) and Grid Squares (used in the exchange and for determining QSO points) as possible using the FT4 and FT8 modes on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. See https://ww-digi.com for complete information. WW Digi is a collaboration between the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) and the Slovenia Contest Club (SCC).

XR0YSP ---> The Polish team which was expected to be active from Easter Island on 15-30 September has had to postpone the DXpedition until sometime next year, as all flights to the island have been cancelled until further notice. Bookmark http://xr0ysp.dxing.pl for updates.


ALL VP8 ANTARCTIC LICENCES CANCELLED! Alan, VK6CQ/VK0LD (and until recently, the holder of VP8PJ for the last 44 years!), passed on the following info:
Britain's desire to maintain its claim over its slice of the Antarctic plus the South Shetlands, South Orkneys, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is fast waning, it would seem.
All existing VP8 'lifetime' amateur radio licensees for these regions have recently been abruptly canceled by the body responsible for issuing them (the Falkland Islands Government) and there are no longer provisions in place to issue new licenses for these regions as the VP8 prefix
apparently now only applies to the Falkland Islands.
Anyone planning a future DXpedition to any of these five entities will now have to get a license from either Buenos Aires or Santiago instead. The reasoning behind this astonishing action remains unclear. The last known licensed operation was VP8PJ from the South Orkneys
earlier this year. Meanwhile, in the Falklands themselves, all 'lifetime' licenses held by overseas amateurs have also been canceled in the same manner and such licenses are now reserved exclusively for permanent residents. Visiting amateurs to the Falklands will now only be issued a temporary licence for the duration of their visit.
Note that the Falklands do not participate in CEPT and operating as VP8/Homecall is not legal there.
Anyone wishing to protest this action or make representations can contact:
The Communications Regulator
Attorney General's Chambers
Falkland Islands FIQQ 1ZZ
South Atlantic

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: + 500 28459

For updates, see: www.openfalklands.co.uk
ZL NEWS (NZ 60m Trial Period Extended). NZART - the New Zealand National Amateur Radio Society, has published an update on its 60m band page indicating that the current NZ 60m Trial period, which was due to have been concluded on 24th July, has been extended for another three months
until 24th October 2020.
NZART 60m Band Page: https://www.nzart.org.nz/info/60m

Antarctica base stations Mirny Sation Alexander, RX3ABI is QRV as RI1ANM from Mirny Base, IOTA AN-016, until early 2021 while on work assignment. Activity during his spare time on 40 and 20 meters using FT8. QSL via home call.
Syowa Station The 61st Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition's overwintering team at the Syowa Station on East Ongul Island (AN-015), Antarctica includes Taka, JA1AGS and Hiro, JH7JCX. In their spare time they are QRV from the 8J1RL club station, with activity on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 metres mainly FT8. They will be there until January 2021. QSL via the bureau to 8J1RL, or direct to JG2MLI.