DX-nieuws van week 35 - 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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4L, GEORGIA. Peter, G4ENL (9X9PJ, HB9DVG), is now active as 4L/G4ENL and reports on QRZ.com: "After leaving Rwanda I am now in Georgia again working on major hydro-power development. Its a beautiful country, friendly people with a great and ancient tradition. My station is located high in the
northern Caucasus mountains. Harsh climate and isolated in winter, an idyllic paradise in summer." He was heard on 20 meters SSB this past week. His current station (according to QRZ.com) is a K3S with an amp (EXPERT 1.3) into a SPIDERBEAM (5 Band) and 5 element yagi (15m). Soon to have dipoles for 40/80/160m and 6m antenna. QSL via his home address in Switzerland (HB9DVG): Peter Jewitt, Fluckenstrasse 9, Meisterschwanden 5616, Switzerland, or by the Bureau to Dan, N4GNR.

5R, MADAGASCAR. Francesco, IK0FUX, reports that he just received his 5R8UX callsign. He states that he will be active from Madagascar when COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted. Michele, 5R8UI, who lives on Nosy Be Island (AF-057) helped Francesco get his callsign. Look for more info to be forthcoming.

6O, SOMALIA. Ali, EP3CQ/6O1OO, announced on August 17th that he is "away (QRT) from Somalia until November 2020. During this period, all received QSL cards will be replied."

8Q, MALDIVES. Yusuke, JJ1DQR, who was expected to be active as 8Q7QR from Male Island (AS-013) between September 4-8th, has canceled his opertaion due to Covid pandemic.

9M - Fifteen special event stations located in various Malaysian states and federal territories are expected to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of Malaysia's independence (31 August 1957) on 30-31 August.
Active from West Malaysia will be 9M63MA, 9M63MB, 9M63MC, 9M63MD, 9M63MJ, 9M63MK, 9M63MM, 9M63MN, 9M63MP, 9M63MR, 9M63MT, 9M63MW and 9M63MY. Active from East Malaysia will be 9M63MQ (Sarawak) and 9M63MS (Sabah). QSL via operator's instructions.

DL - DJ1JB, DJ4EL and DJ5TM will be active from IOTA Group EU-042 between 27 August and 3 September. Their main QTH will be on Pellworm Island, with side trips to as many nearby islands as possible. They will be using three different callsigns on different islands at the same time.

EA - Special event callsigns EG1SDC-EG9SDC and EH1SDC-EH9SDC will be activated on 1-13 September to commemorate Day of Asturias and the principality's patron saint, popularly known as the Santina de Covadonga. This is the 36th edition of the 'SDC' special event. QSL for all callsigns via EA1AUM (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. See http://santina.dxfun.com for more information.

F - Patrice, F6GCP will be active as F6GCP/p from Noirmoutier Island (EU-064) from 23 August to 5 September. He will operate mainly CW on 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL via the bureau to home call.

F - Members of the Radio Club Atlantique 17 (F4KKY), in the French Department of La Charente-Maritime, will be active as TM17TDF between 31 August and 15 September for this year's Tour de France. QSL via F8FZC.

FR, REUNION ISLAND. A couple of sources reports that Chris, F8FPY, is a resident in Le Guillaume on Reunion Island and now has the callsign FR8TG. Activity will be on various HF and VHF bands using mostly CW, but will do some SSB and FT8. QSLs should be sent direct to: Mr. Chris, 88, Chemin de
la Glacière, 97423 Le Guillaume Saint Paul, Réunion Island via France.

HB0 - Look for Tina, HB0/DL5YL and Fred, HB0/DL5YM to be active once again from Masescha, Liechtenstein from 8 September to 3 October. They will operate CW, RTTY (especially HB0/DL5YM during the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest) and maybe some SSB on 160-6 metres. They will be looking for North America on the low bands during their early morning hours, and for Asia and Oceania on the long path, as the short path is blocked by the mountains. QSL via home calls,
direct or bureau.

JA - Taka, JA8COE will be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island (AS-147) on 21-23 August. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on the HF bands. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call.

OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again in his spare time as OX3LX from Aasiaat Island (NA-134)
and possibly a couple of other islands (Upernavik and Uummannaq) in the same IOTA Group between 24 August and 20 September. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via OZ0J.

OZ - Uwe OZ/DL1UWE, Vinny OZ/DL6II and Uli OZ/DL7UB will be active as OZ0IL from the Kegnaes Lighthouse on Als Island (EU-172) during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (22-23 August). They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes mainly on 80, 40 and 20
metres. QSL via DL1UWE (bureau preferred)

PJ4 - Bonaire is one of the four new DXCC Entities born out of the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on 10 October 2010. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of "10/10/10", special event station PJ4TEN will be active on 1-31 October. QSL via M0URX's OQRS and LoTW. An award will be available to those who achieve 10 points by making contacts with PJ4 stations during October, complete information can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/PJ4TEN

SV - SX300ML is a special callsign commemorating the 2500th anniversary of the epic Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC), when King Leonidas of Sparta and a small force of Greek warriors, including 300 Spartans, resisted the much larger invading Persian army led by Xerxes the Great. The callsign's suffix stands for "molon labe" ("come and take them!"), the laconic phrase attributed to Leonidas in reply to Xerxes' demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons. Activity is expected to start in on the island of Agios Efstratios (EU-049), and to continue at the Science Center & Technology Museum in Thessaloniki between 5 and 19 September. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to SV2GWY. See https://www.qrz.com/db/SX300ML for more information.

RA75, RUSSIA. Members of the Moscow city branch of the Radio Amateur Union of Russia will be active as RA75RA until September 3rd. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the national nuclear industry. A diploma is available (see https://ra75ra.ru/en/en.html). QSL via R2ATC.

TF, ICELAND. Norbert, DJ7JC, will be active as TF/DJ7JC from Iceland between now and October 18th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8, with a FlexRadio 6700 and 90 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via DJ5BWD, ClubLog or LoTW.

Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Diya, YI1DZ, is now active as Z81D from Juba. He is working there (under the UN-WFP) until November 10th. Activity will be during his free time there. He informs OPDX that he works SSB and the Digital modes, but recently has concentrated on FT8. No CW. He was heard this past week on 17 meters FT8 between 1245-1415z. Diya states that he has antennas for all HF bands, except 160m. QSL via OM3JW. All QSOs will be uploaded to QRZ.com, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW.

Iota News
IOTA TOUR ---> Gaby, DF9TM and Frank, DL2SWW have been active as LA/DF9TM and LA/DL2SWW from several Norwegian island groups since 24 July:
EU-055--Mjomna-----24-26 July
EU-079--Gurskoy-----28-30 July
EU-056--Godoya------31 July-04 August
EU-036--Hitra---------05-06 August
EU-062--Vega---------09-12 August
EU-076--Vestvagoy--14-17 August
EU-033--Hinnoya-----17-20 August
They are currently QRV from Senja Island (EU-046), and have plans to operate also from EU-044 and EU-141 over the next couple of weeks. 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-068. A RI0B DXpedition video (19 min.) on the 2020 Rastorguev Island in the Arctic Ocean is now available in English on YouTube.com at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8CQoHWV_Mg

AS-147. Taka, JA8COE, was expected to be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island this past weekend. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS.

EU-081. (Reminder/Update) Operators Jean/ON5DX, Kürt/ON5DZ, Tim/ON5HC, Pat/ON7PQ and Francis/ON8AZ will be active as TM2U from Saint Marcouf Island between August 23-28th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters (also 60m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via ON8AZ. For more details, see: https://www.eu081.be
PLEASE NOTE: The team "may" start late due to rough seas.

Qsl Info
QSL 5T5PA/P via LoTW, Clublog, QRZ.com, direct or by the Bureau via PA5X.

QSL 9H6DL via 9H1XT. Operators Fortunato/9H1ES, Mark/9H1GP, Ivan/9H1PI, John/9H1XT, Mike/9H5DX and Marco/9H5SN were active from the Delimara Lighthouse in Malta during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend.

NEW QSL MANAGER. Pedro, EA5GL, reports that he is now the QSL Manager for 9J2BS.

NEW QSL MANAGER. Vasiliy, RW6HS, reports that he is now the QSL Manager for the following stations: 5E7NIL, 5E7PA and 5E7QR.


N. Korea??: P7../MM active during Lighthouse Weekend
Pirate?? Well WFWL (Work First, Worry Later)


FP/KV1J ---> Eric has had to cancel his trip to Miquelon Island because of travel restrictions. He now plans to be QRV next year (29 June-12 July).

MADAGASCAR ---> Fancy being QRV from Madagascar? Michele, 5R8UI (IK5ZUI) can help you get a Malagasy lifetime licence and a "customized callsign suffix" (if available) "in less than 20 days". Write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for detailed information.

Leszek Fabjanski, SP3DOI died on 15 August when his light-sport aircraft (SP-SLES) crashed near the Polish village of Kikity. Over the years Les participated in quite a number of DXpeditions, notably TJ3FR & TJ3SP in 2004; FS/DL7DF & PJ7/DL7DF and VU4AN/VU3NZC in 2006; VU7RG and 9U0A in 2007; VP6DX (Ducie Island) and A25/DL7DF in 2008; E44M and TX5SPM & TX5SPA (Marquesas and Austral Islands) in 2009; TY1KS and 3XY1D in 2011; T70DXC, A35YZ, E51EWP & E51M (South Cooks and North Cooks 2012), 1A0C and D64K in 2012; H44G & H40T (Solomon Islands and Temotu Province) and XR0ZR in 2013; 4S7DFG, 4S7FRG & 4S7LXG in 2014; T31T in 2016; VP2MDL in 2017; Z23MD in 2018.

VJ/VK/VL, AUSTRALIA (New Contest Callsigns). From the August 19th, ARRL Contest Update (*): The new Australian contest call signs are here!
According to Glenn, VK4DU: "The Australian comms regulator, ACMA, have approved the issue of 2 x 1 contest call signs with VJ, VK and VL prefixes.
These callsigns are available for Advanced-class amateurs and club stations, for contest operation only. There is a limit of one callsign per licensee and one per club. The 2 x 1 contest callsign structure was originally developed by a cross-sector committee convened by the Radio Amateur Society of Australia. After a suggestion by the ACMA's outsourced callsign provider, the Australian Maritime College, ACMA has extended this structure to two new prefixes; VJ and VL. This allows 2 x 1 callsigns to be available to many more amateurs. Here's(**) a link to the new callsign template and FAQ." Glenn is the President of the Radio Amateur Society of Australia Inc.