Het DX-nieuws van week 33 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 2021Aug 

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3X, GUINEA. A few sources are reporting that Jean-Philippe, F1TMY (J28PJ), will be active as 3X2021 (interesting and correct callsign) from Guinea by the end of September. He is reportedly having "some problems with the container from Djibouti to Guinea." Currently there are no other details


5H - Josep, EA3BT and his wife Nuria, EA3WL will be active holiday style as 5I3B and 5I3W, respectively, from Zanzibar Island (AF-032), Tanzania on 13-26 August. They will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 40-10 metres. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, or via EA3BT.


5X - Elvira, IV3FSG will be active as 5X3R from Uganda from 13 August to 2 September. QSL via IK2DUW (direct); the log will be uploaded to Club Log.


7B76/8B76, INDONESIA (Special Event). Look for special event stations 7B76RDK and 8B76RDK to be active on August 16th, by the ORARI local Karawang District. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia independence. Operations will be on 40/20/15/2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FM and FT8.


8A63, INDONESIA (Special Event). To celebrate the 63th anniversary of Bali Provincial Government, members of the ORARI Daerah Bali will activate the special callsign 8A63BALI from Bali Island
(OC-022) between August 20-22nd. QSL via eQSL or direct. Their schedule is as follows:
--August 20th -- On 2 Meter Band (145.550.00 MHz) starting from 1000 UTC
--August 21st -- On 40 Meter Band; Phone (7135 kHz) starting from 0200 UTC
and RTTY (7040-7047 kHz) starting from 1000 UTC
--August 22nd -- On 80 Meter Band; Phone (3870 kHz) starting from 0800 UTC
For more details, see: https://oraridaerahbali.com/2021/08/06/juklak-ses-8a63bali


C6, BAHAMAS. Richard, NN2T (C6AHB), is reporting on QRZ.com that a "New Bimini DXpedition" (NA-048) will take place between October 27th and November 3rd. Activity will be before and after the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). If you are interested in joining the team, contact
Richard at: Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.


CB7, CHILE (LH Op). Look for station CB7C from Punta Corona Lighthouse (ARLHS CHI-013, ILLW CL0020, WLOTA LH-0750, WW Loc. FE38BF, IOTA SA-018) in the Los Lagos Region to be on the air between August 20-22nd. Activity will be on all bands using SSB, C4FM and FT-8. QSL Manager is CE6TTL. QSL via direct, eQSL or LoTW. For more details, see QRZ.com.


CE - Ruben, CE6TTL will be active as CB7C from the lighthouse at Punta Corona on Chiloe Island (SA-018) on 20-22 August. He will operate SSB, C4FM and FT8 on various bands. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or direct.


CN - Taking part in the annual Youth Day's celebrations, members of the Association Royale des Radioamateurs du Maroc (ARRAM) will be using the special prefix 5E8 on 20-29 August. Celebrated on the birth day of the reigning monarch (21 August), Youth Day is a public holiday that honours the contribution of the youths to the Kingdom.


DL - Holger, DL5XAT and Felix, DL5XL will be active as DL5XAT/p and DL5XL/p from Warder Island (EU-128) on 14-15 August. They will operate CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via LotW, or via home calls (bureau or direct).


E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Pete, ZL4TE, is expected to be active as E51RMP from South Cook Islands sometime in October. Activity will be holiday style on QRP on various HF bands and some VHF Digimodes using CW and SSB with a Yaesu FT817. QSL via his home callsign.


EI - EI3HA, EI3ISB, EI5KO, EI6FR and EI9JF will be active as EJ7NET from Gola Island (EU-121) on 21-25 August. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 80-6 metres. QSL via EI6FR (direct only).


EM30, UKRAINE (Special Event). Look for special event station EM30LUA to be active to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence. QSL via UR6LF. QSOs are good towards the "UKRAINA-30" award. For details, see: http://uarl.com.ua


F - Look for Christophe, F4COO/p to be active from Belle-Ile-en-Mer (EU-048) on
9-22 August. He will be QRV on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call.


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 19-22 August. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via DK5OPA.


HA - Special callsign HG52IEC will be active between 15 August and 30 September for the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress that will take place in Budapest. QSL via eQSL only.


HB9 - Celebrating the 60th anniversary since the Antarctic Treaty entered into force, Swiss special callsign HB60ANT will be active between mid-August and 31 December. QSL via Club Log's OQRS and eQSL.


HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Fred/DL5YM and his XYL Tina/DL5YL will once again be active as HB0/DL5YM and HB0/DL5YL, respectively, from Masescha (Chalet Wanni) between September 5-28th. Activity is usually limited because they will be hiking during the daytime hours. Operations will be on 160-6
meters using mostly CW, with some SSB and RTTY. Watch for some activity in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 25-26th). QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the DARC Bureau or ClubLog.


HK0, SAN ANDREAS ISLAND (Update/QRT). Pedro, HK3X (ex-HK3JJH), informed OPDX that he was going QRT on August 9th (the day after last week's bulletin went out). So, HK0/HK3X is now QRT. Later in the week, he wrote to us again with a wrap-up report [translated/edited]: "I was on a short
expedition in San Andres Islands with my equipment to operate FT8 only. The propagation was poor, but I managed to do about 1000 QSOs which will be QSLed by my friend JH1AJT. The island is IOTA NA-033, and I have operated with my new callsign HK3X portable HK0 which is allowed within Colombia saying the area where it is located (from 0 to 9). My equipment has a Icom IC-7300 w/100W and dipole antennas for the different bands. Due to my age (84 years old) I am no longer in the same conditions as I was before and you must remember, in many islands of the Caribbean and
the Pacific we have confirmed with paper QSL as it was done before. I was staying in a village house (not on a beach or tent) and my home-made dipoles worked quite well. The Grid Loc. EK92dx. Very little FT8 has been activated from this island, and I wanted to help those who needed this new QSO." QSL via JH1AJT.


I - Giuseppe, IK5WWA will be active as IC8I from Isola d'Ischia (EU-031) from 31 August to
13 September. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres, and will participate in the WAE DX SSB Contest
(11-12 September) and the IARU Region 1 145 MHz Contest (4-5 September).


IS0, SARDINIA. Alessio, IU5MOT, will be active as IS0/IU5MOT between now and August 26th. QSL via eQSL. NO other details provided.


IS0, SARDINIA. Richard, OK8WW (OM2TW), will be active as IS0/OM2TW during CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/80m entry. QSL via OM2FY.


JA - Look for Kenji, JA4GXS/4 to be active from Kasado Island (AS-117) on 21 August from 7 to 22 UTC. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.


J6 - Bill K9HZ will be active again as J68HZ from St. Lucia (NA-108) between 21 August and 8 November. He operates FT8, CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW (preferred), eQSL, or direct to K9HZ; he will also upload his log to Club Log.


J8, ST. VINCENT. Brian, GW4DVB, who just finished his operation from here on July 31st, announced on his Web page that he will once again return in April 2022 (specific dates not mentioned). He will be active as J88PI from Palm Island (aka Prune Island, WW Loc. FK92HO, IOTA NA-025), in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Island group. Usual activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, SSTV and FT8. He usually uses a Yaesu FT991A into a 10m vertical antenna, a M0CVO HW-40HP off center fed dipole and possibly new antennas. QSL via GW4DVB direct only (PayPal available) to: PO Box 20:20, Llanharan, Pontyclun, Wales - UK CF72 9ZA. For more details and updates, check: http://www.g4dvb.co.uk
ADDED NOTE: Palm Island is an exclusive, private-island resort. This idyllic tropical hideaway is situated near the southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an idyllic archipelago of 32 tropical islands and cays known for its stunning natural beauty, clear, warm waters and turtles.


JD1_oga- Tony, JH1FFW will be active again as JD1/JH1FFW from Ogasawara on 21-25 August. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-6 metres. QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL.


OH0, ALAND ISLANDS. Members of the Barlinecki Klub Krotkofalowcow PZK (called the SP1KRF Team) will be active as OH0KRF from Aland Island (EU-002) between August 23-29th. Operators mentioned are Wies/SP1EG, Zibi/SP1F, Smolen/SP1IVL, Janusz/SP3VAX, Rafal/SP1Z and Wojtek/SQ1WO.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 and RTTY. QSL via SP1KRF.


OH0, ALAND ISLANDS. Roger, SM7RYR, will be active as OH0/SM7RYR from Eckerö Aland Islands
(EU-002) sometime this month. Activity will be CW using a Yaesu FT-891 into a ground-plane vertical. QSL only via LoTW.


OJ0 - Pasi, OH3WS will be active as OJ0WS from Market Reef (EU-053) on 21-28 August. He will operate CW only. QSL via the bureau to OH3WS.


PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Update/Callsign Change). After his St. Kitts (V4) operation [see OPDX.1521], John, W5JON/V47JA, will be going to Sint Maarten between October 18-23rd, and be active as PJ7JA (not PJ7/W5JON as first reported). His radio equipment is a Yaesu FT-891, Elecraft KPA-500 Amplifier and dipoles. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and FT8. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.


PY - Celebrating the XVI Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo, Mor, PT7ZT will be active as ZW16ZT from 14 August to 5 September. He will operate SSB and digital modes. QSL via LoTW, or direct to PT7ZT.


SM - Kjell, SM4DDS will be active again as 7S5A from Stora Alo/Boko Island (EU-177) on 11-14 August. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 80-6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call (direct or bureau).


SV5, DODECANESE. Claudio, HB9OAU, will be active as SV5/HB9OAU from Karpathos Island (EU-001) between September 4-16th. Activity will be holiday style on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8, with a Yaesu FT-991A into an End-Fed antenna. QSL via HB9OAU, direct
(w/SAE & 3 USDs), by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.


TC, TURKEY (LH Op). Members of the Tango Alfa Ham Radio Club (YM1KE) will activate the callsign TC1LHS from Rumeli Karaburun Lighthouse (ILLW TR0002) during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) between August 20-22nd. The Rumeli Karaburun Lighthouse is located at the northwest of Istanbul and is the third most powerful lighthouse in the world as the light intensity.


UA - Special event station R1221NN will be active on 14-29 August to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the city of Nizhny Novgorod. Formerly known as Gorky (1932-1990), it is the sixth-largest city in Russia. QSL via RJ3T.


W - Members of the Old Barney ARC will be active as N2OB from 'Old Barney', the Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island (NA-111) on 21 August, from about 13 UTC to 21 UTC. They will operate SSB and FT8 on 40 and 20m. QSL via N2OO's OQRS (https://www.oqrs.net/n2oo/) or direct to N2OO.



Iota News
**AF-032. Operators Josep/EA3BT and XYL Nuria/EA3WL will be active as 5I3B and 5I3W, respectively from Zanzibar Island, Tanzania, until August 26th. Activity will be holiday style during their spare time on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL both callsigns via EA3BT, OQRS or by the Bureau. A short video (just under 12 mins. long) on YouTube.com is available at:

**AS-117. Kenji, JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Kasado Island on August 21st, between 0700-2200z. Activity will be on 40/20/17 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau.

**EU-029/ Eddy, DM5JBN, will be active as OV5N/P from Fyn Island (EU-172),
**EU-172. and then Sjaelland (EU-029), between August 16-18th. Activity will be on various HF bands using an Elecraft KX3 and a 12m GPA only on CW/FT8. QSL via DM5JBN, direct, by the Bureau,
eQSL or LoTW.

**EU-047. Markus, DJ4EL, was expected to be active as DJ4EL/p from Mellum Island (GIA N-10) this past weekend (August 14-15th). This will be the first DXpedition ever from the uninhabited island. Activity was to be just one hour each on 40 & 20m SSB.

**EU-048. Christophe, F4COO, is now active as F4COO/p from Belle-Ile en Mer until August 22nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using a FT-450 into a G5RV. Listen for QSL info.

**EU-128. Operators Holger/DL5XAT and Felix/DL5XL were expected to be active as DL5XAT/p and DL5XL/p from Warder Island in the Baltic Sea (DID O-32, GMA DAI/SH-008, Grid Loc. JO54NK) between August 14-15th. Activity was to be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau, or direct.


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BOUVET 2023: CANCELLED ---> On 13 August Paul Ewing, N6PSE posted the following announcement to https://www.facebook.com/groups/3y0jbouvet2023/:
"Dear DX Community, we now find ourselves the #3 team in line to go to Bouvet. This recent
development is not comfortable for us so we are now re-examining the Top Ten most wanted DXCC entities with a plan to redirect our efforts to an activation that will be most beneficial for everyone.
We are now closing our plans to visit Bouvet, however we plan to activate a different rare and much needed entity in January/February 2023. That is now our focus.
Watch for more updates on this exciting new project.
We wish our former 3Y0J Teammates a safe and productive journey to Bouvet.
Thank you, The Intrepid-DX Group"


ILLW ---> The 24th annual International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend will take place from 00.01 UTC on 21 August until 24.00 UTC on the 22nd. Complete information on this popular event, including a list of announced participating stations, can be found at https://illw.net/.


RDA CONTEST ---> The Russian Districts Award Contest will take place on 21-22 August, from 8 UTC to 8 UTC. See http://rdaward.org/rdac1.htm for the rules. RDA logs will be uploaded to the Auto Credit Server (https://mydx.eu) for chasers to gain their certificates.
U.S. POSTAGE GOING UP. On May 28th, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced that they will increase "Postal Rate" starting August 29th. Look for "First Class" mail (1 oz.) to go from .55 to .58 and "Outbound International Letters" (1 oz.) to go from $1.20 to $1.30. For more detail, see:


SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station N3U/Flt93 (N3U/United Flight 93) to be activated once again between September 9-14th, to remind "Amateur Radio Operators World-Wide" of the tragic events that happened near Shanksville (Pa), New York City and Washington DC, on September 11th,
2001. This will be the 11th year for N3U and this memorial operation. Bob, W3BTX (Trustee W3PN/P41USA/N3U), informs OPDX, "N3U was 1st activated in 2010 and has continued every year since. We also ran a special Aruba call P41USA for several years but COVID 19 got in the way." QSL via club callsign W3PN (QRZ.com) if needed. LoTW will also be used for logging all digital and most SSB and CW. Will also try to spot on DX Summit.


STOP THE RUMORS! Randy, WW6RG, was not on a boat operating from the following islands: Wake Island, Diego Garcia, Kwajalein Atoll or Ascension Island. He states, "I am an airline pilot and I don't typically carry a boat with me on the aircraft." View four photos (on the NODXA FaceBook page)
from Randy's operating positions on each island at: https://www.facebook.com/NorthernOhioDxAssociation