DX-nieuws van week 36 - 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...
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3A - Ennio, IW1RBI will be active again as 3A/IW1RBI from Monaco on 11-13 September. He will operate SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 80-6 metres. QSL via home call.
4A50, MEXICO (Special Event). Look for special event station 4A50CRH to be active between September 1st and December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Club de Radioaficionados Hidrocalidos (XE2CRH).
Operations will be on 160-6 meter, satellites, CW, SSB, FM, and the Digital modes. QSL via XE2AU, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog. Every QSO will be confirmed.
5R, MADAGASCAR. Alessandro, IU3EDK, reports that he just received his 5R8AP callsign. He states that he will be active from Madagascar when COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. Look for more info to be forthcoming.
8N, JAPAN. James, JH1XUP, will be active with the special callsign 8N1M from Minato-ku, Tokyo, between September 1st and December 31st. Activity is to celebrate 70th anniversary. Operations will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via 8N1M direct or by the Bureau.
9A - Neno, 9A5N and Tom, 9A2AA will be active from Lastovo (EU-016) and several other nearby islands between 30 August and 11 September. QSL via home calls.
9H - COVID-19 permitting, Reiner, DL2AAZ will be active as 9H3SAT from Gozo Island, Malta (EU-023) on 4-18 September. He will operate SSB and CW on the HF bands, 6 metres and especially on the QO-100 Geostationary satellite. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. He does not use Club Log or LoTW.
CE - Members of the Radio Club Traiguen (CE6TRA) will be active as CB6P, CB6Q, CB6T and CB6TEB on 1-30 September to commemorate the arrival of the first railway in Traiguen. QSL direct to CE6TRA.
EA - Special callsign AO5CLE will be active on all bands and modes on 5-20 September to mark the centenary of the Spanish Legion, established in 1920 as the Spanish equivalent of the French Foreign Legion. QSL via EA5GTU.
EG1-EG9/EH1-EH9, SPAIN (Special Event). Look for special event stations EG1SDC through EG9SDC and EH1SDC through EH9SDC between September 1-13th.
Activity is commemorating the festivity of Asturias Day and its patron saint, Santina de Covadonga. QSL all callsigns via EA1AUM, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. Diplomas are available. For more details, see:
F - Special callsign TM5SF will be active between 5 and 19 September for the 51st edition of the "Solitaire du Figaro" multi-stage sailing race. QSL via F8KGS.
G - Members of the RAF Amateur Radio Society (https://www.rafars.org/) will be active as GB80BOB on 1-28 September to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Battle of Britain. QSL direct to 2E0NDZ.
GB5, ENGLAND (Reminder/Special Event). Look for special event station GB5ST to be on the air to celebrate 54 years of the hit TV show Star Trek, spin off shows, many Star Trek movies and for the continuing new shows upcoming in the future. The GB5ST station will be on the air starting September 1st, and through the next 6 years. QSL via the RSGB Bureau or direct to the address on QRZ.com. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
HK, COLOMBIA. Lothar, DK8LRF, continues to be active as HK3JCL from Finca Ligia (WW Loc. FJ34fg) until the end of December. Activity is mainly on 20 meters SSB. QSL via DK8LRF, direct or by the Bureau.
I - A team from ARI Modena will be active as IA5MO from Isola del Giglio (EU-028) on 3-8 September. They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via IK4ALM, direct or bureau.
I - Dario, IT9ZZO and his friends (IT9EJW, IT9GAC, IT9IDR, IT9LKX, IT9NKT, IT9VKY and IW9HSK) will be active as ID9/IT9ZZO from Panarea Island (EU-017) on 16-20 September. They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on 80-10 metres, plus 6 and 2m, with three stations. The activity marks the Oriental Sicily Contest Team's (IB9O) 10th anniversary (https://www.osct.it/).
P4 - Members of the Aruba Amateur Radio Club (P43ARC) will be active as P42WW on 2-30 September to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. QSL via operator's instructions.
R13, EUROPEAN RUSSIA. Members of Miller DX Club (MDXC) will be active with the special callsign R13KHL from Russia between August 31st and September 6th. Activity is to celebrate the start of the 13th season of the Kontinental Hockey League. Operators mentioned are Sergey/RW1F, Oleg/RD1A,
Vladimir/RW1A, Gennady/RW1C, Dmitrii/RU1M and Vladimir/RW1CW.
QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.
UA - Special callsigns R450STAR and R450AKSU will be active on 1-30 September to mark the 450th anniversary of the Cossack settlements of Starocherkasskaya and Aksaysskaya (nowaday Aksay), Rostov Oblast. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. A certificate will be available on http://r6l.hamlog.ru.
W - "Hurricanes permitting", look for Allan KV4T/p and Bridget KS4YT/p to be active from Dauphin Island (NA-213) on 4-7 September. They will operate FT4 and FT8 on 40 metres. QSL via home calls, eQSL and LoTW.
W - Wey, K8EAB will be active as K4I from St. George Island (NA-085) on 6-8 September. He will operate mainly FT8 on 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL via Club Log, or direct to K8EAB.
XE - Special callsign 4A50CRH will be active on all bands and modes between 1 September and 31 December to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Club de Radioaficionados Hidrocalidos (XE2CRH). QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log, or via XE2AU.
ZB - ZB2 and ZB3 stations are allowed to switch to special prefix ZG on 4-10 September. Celebrated annually on 10 September, Gibraltar National Day commemorates the first sovereignty referendum of 1967.
AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-
Op/Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL via LoTW.
AF-115. (New) The "DX-World.net" reports that earlier this year an experienced IOTA team was issued the callsign ST6SIT to be used to activate Mukawwar Island, Sudan, but it has been postponed due to the CONVID-19 situation. This is a never before activated IOTA in the Red Sea, off the coast of Sudan. The team will now wait until the CONVID-19 situation improves globally, and will eventually renew the ST6SIT license and restart their plans.
AS-117. Kenji, JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/5 from Otsu Island between September 5-6th. Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via JA4GXS, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-016. Operators Tom/9A2AA and Neno/9A5N will be active as homecall/p from Lastovo Island (IOCA CI-051 and MIA MC-196) starting on August 31st, for 10 days. The duo also plans to activate 35 islets and rocks around the Lastovo Island for the "Islands of Croatia Award" (IOCA)[http://www.inet.hr/9a6aa/IOCA_IOTA/rule.htm
EU-017. Members of the Oriental Sicily Contest Team (OSCT) will be active as ID9/homecall from Panarea Island (IIA E006, IFF-0443) between September 16-20th. Operators mentioned are Dario/IT9ZZO (Teamleader), Riccardo/IT9NKT, Eugenio/IT9VKY, Giovanni/IT9GAC, Alfio/IT9EJW, Salvatore/IT9LKX and Salvatore/IT9IDR. Activity will be on 80-2 meters (and 10 GHz) using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. There will be an online log and OQRS. For more details and updates, see:
EU-039. Operators Fabien/F4HIK and Joel/F4IKA will be active as TM39EU from Chausey Island between November 4-11th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB, FT8, FT4, JS8 and BPSK, and if they have time, some SSTV on 14230 kHz. QSL will be available through eQSL.cc, QRZ.com and ClubLog. If needed, they will print a small amout of paper QSLs for answering paper QSLs received.
EU-120. Members of the South Dorset Radio Society will be active as GB0LUN from Lundy Island, situated in the BristolChannel about 10 miles from the North Devon coast, between September 26-28th. Operators mentioned are Ray/M0XDL, Chris/M0XFL, Stuart/M0SGV and Peter/G4UIX. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and the Digital modes with a variety of vertical and dipole antennas. QSL via eQSL, LoTW, but will respond to postal cards (see QRZ.com).
NA-067. Matt, AF2F, will be active as AF2F/W4 from Hatteras Island for about two weeks as of August 24th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands (mostly 40m), including 6 meters, and splitting operations between CW and FT8. The log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog daily. QSL via his home callsign direct, ClubLog or LoTW.
NA-213. Operator Allan/KV4T and XYL Bridget/KS4YT will be active as homecall/p from Dauphin Island (USI AL002S, Mobile county, Alabama) between September 4-7th, depending on hurricane
damage. Activity will only be on 40 meters using FT8/FT4.
QSL via their home callsigns, LoTW or eQSL.
QSL 4L/G4ENL ---> Cards should be sent direct to Peter's Swiss home address (Peter Jewitt, Fluckenstrasse 9, 5616 Meisterschwanden, Switzerland), or via the bureau to N4GNR.
QSL TI5/N3KS & TI7W ---> The new QSL route is via M0URX. Cards should be requested via Tim's OQRS (https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/), or sent direct only to Tim Beaumont, 83 Limbrick Avenue, Coventry, CV4 9EX, United Kingdom. The QSL cards are being printed and will be available from early September.
NEW QSL MANAGER. Vasiliy, RW6HS, reports that he is now the QSL Manager for the following stations: CN18FWC and CN8HAN
the “pirat” call D1CTT was on 30 meter qrv
A35GC & E6AM --- > Local Pacific Island Governments have put in place a number of entry restrictions as a result of COVID-19. Consequently the planned DXpeditions to Niue (E6AM, 28 September-17 October) and Tonga (A35GC, 19 October-2 November)have been postponed until October-November 2021.
IAW ---> This year's International Air Ambulance Week will take place on 5-13 September. The event is primarily intended to help support public donation funded flying medical services around the world. More information can be found on http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IAW/index.htm.
ARRL NEWS (FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees). The ARRL posted to their Web page on August 28th: "Amateur radio licensees would pay a 50 USDs fee for each amateur radio license application if the FCC adopts rules it proposed this week. Included in the FCC?s fee proposal are applications for new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. Excluded are applications for administrative updates, such as changes of address, and
annual regulatory fees." Read the complete press release at:
CUBA NEWS (Grupo DX de Cuba will celebrate its 40th birthday with a special activity). [Press Release] On the first day of next September, it will be 40 years since in Havana, a small group of Cuban DXers founded the Grupo DX de Cuba (GDXC).
For this reason, throughout this month, the hunt for more than sixty members and aspirants of the group will be the objective of those who enthusiastically aspire to obtain the certificate "40th Anniversary of the GDXC."
As has already happened in previous celebrations, not only Cuban members of the group join the valid stations, but there will be also members who responded to the call from Bulgaria, Bolivia, Ecuador, Hungary, Spain, the United States, the Canary Islands, Colombia, Japan and Mexico.
Three basic versions of the certificate will be awarded, depending on the number of valid stations worked, regardless of band or mode. To obtain the "Gold" seal, it will be necessary to work at least 50 of the valid stations, for "Silver" 40 and for "Bronze" 30. In addition, in parallel a general classification will be created with all the contacts that are made, which may be daily, by band and mode. At the end, those who occupy the first ten places in this classification will receive a certificate
with the category "Diamond." Finally, a special Certificate will be granted to those who, over the years, have become creditors of the certificates granted during the 35th, 38th and 39th anniversaries, in addition to the 40th.
The member and applicant stations of the DX Group of Cuba that will be valid for the certificate are the following: CP6CL, EA5B, EA8XNX, HA3JB, HC1DAZ, HK3TK, HK6DOS, JH1AJT, K7JA, LZ1BY, WB2REM, XE1KK/6E6E, CM2ANA, CM2RSV, CO2AAT, CO2AFV, CO2BK, CO2CMI, CO2II, CO2JD, CO2PBR, CO2RQ, CO2TZ, CO2VDD, CO2YQ, CM3EFM, CM5ABC, CO5FM, CO5LB, CO5WE, CO6OV, CO8RBD, CO6DE, CO6EC, CO6HZ, CO6KVA, CO6RD, CO6SRS, CO6WIL, CM7VI, CO7DSR, CO7EPP, CO7HH, CO7HNS, CO7JY, CO7MS, CO7MLS, CO7OK, CO7YS, CO8BYT, CO8CY, CO8HO, CO8LY, CO8NMN, CO8MGY, CO8NDZ, CO8OH, CO8RRM, CO8RCP, CO8SC, CO8VQ, CO8VW, CO8WAL and CO8ZZ.
See you in the air!