DX-nieuws van week 37 - 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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8A387, INDONESIA. Members of the Organisasi Amateur Radio Indonesia of the Karawang District will be active as 8A387KRW between September 11-14th.
Activity is to celebrate the 387th anniversary, and operations will be on 80/40/20/15/2 meters using CW, SSB, FM and FT8. A special certificate will be available. For more details, see:

A71, QATAR (Special Event). To help the Spanish commemorate the festivity of Asturias Day and its patron saint, Santina de Covadonga, Qatari amateurs will be active as A71SDC until September 13th. QSL via EA1AUM, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. Diplomas are available. For more details, see: http://santina.dxfun.com

CE - Members of the Chilean Pacific DX Group will be active during September as XR210CHI to commemorate the 210th anniversary of the establishment of the First Government Junta (18 September 1810), the earliest step in the Chilean struggle for independence from Spain.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via XQ7UP.

DL - Special callsign DK70DARC is active until 31 December to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club, the German IARU society. QSL via the bureau; direct cards should be sent to DK5ON.

F - Tom, DL1ASA has bee active as F/DL1ASA/p from Ile de Re (EU-032) since 31 August. He operates CW and SSB mainly on 40 and 20 metres. On 12-16 September he will be active from Banc d'Arguin (EU-159). QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

F - For the 69th year the Association des Radioamateurs de la Sarthe (F6KFI) will operate a special event station for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Look for TM24HC on 6-20 September, with activity on various bands and modes (SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, FT8). This year's race has been postponed from June to 19-20 September owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, hence the "C" in the suffix. QSL via F6KFI.

F - Andre, F6IGY and others will be active as TM4IT from Tombelaine Island (EU-156) on 12 September. They will operate QRP on 40, 30 and 20 metres SSB and CW.

F - Marc, F6HQP will be vacationing in the Finistere Department on 14- 20 September. Weather permitting, he will try and be QRV as F6HQP/p from a few coastal islands: Segal (not IOTA, DIFM AT046), Ilette (not IOTA, DIFM AT121), Ledenez Vraz (EU-065, DIFM AT042), Melon (not IOTA, DIFM AT004) and Molene (EU-065, DIFM AT002). Detailed information on the Diplome des Iles de la France Metropolitaine can be found on https://difm.org/.

FJ - Franck FG4ST, Marco FS4WBS and Claude, FS5GL will be active as TO0Z from St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146) on 14-17 September. QSL direct to IZ1MHY and logsearch on Club Log.

G - Peter G4UIX, Ray M0XDL, Chris M0XFL and Stuart M0SGV will be active as GB0LUN from Lundy Island (EU-120) on 26-28 September. They will operate SSB and digital modes using "a variety of vertical and dipole antennas". QSL via LoTW and eQSL, or direct to M0XDL.

HD0, ECUADOR (Special Event: HD0DX "Ecuador Volcanoes"). The following press release was sent out by Rick, NE8Z, on September 5th [editedhttps://ecuadordxclub.org/volcanes
Only 1 QSO with HD0DX on September 26th is necessary. The diploma in PDF format can be downloaded from the following Web page starting on Monday, September 28th, by entering the participation callsign and the name you want to appear on the diploma at: http://hd0dx.ecuadordxclub.org QSL card manager is: NE8Z

HZ90, SAUDI ARABIA (Special Event). Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society (HZ1SAR) will be active as HZ90ND to celebrate the 90th anniversary of their National Day of the Unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (September 23rd) between September 17-25th. Activity will be on all bands
and modes (CW/SSB/Digi). QSL via info on QRZ.com. ADDED NOTES: Another callsigns to look for are 7Z90AL, 7Z90SJ, 7Z90AQ, 7Z90WW, 7Z90OO, HZ90SK, HZ90SM, HZ90BW, HZ90TL, HZ90LG, HZ90BT and HZ90DG. A special free digital award by E-mail upon request.

I - Alessandro IU3EDK, Andrea IU1LCU, Cristian IN3EYI and Martin IN3IBW will be active as IP1A from Palmaria Island (not IOTA, IIA L027) on 11-13 September. They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via IU3EDK and eQSL.

I - ID9OSC is the special callsign for the Oriental Sicily Contest Team's
16-20 September activity from Panarea Island (EU-017)
Eight operators will be QRV with three stations on 80-10 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via IT9ZZO.

OH0 - OH2GEK, OH2LAK and OH2BH will participate in this weekend’s All Asian DX SSB Contest as OH0B from the Aland Islands (EU-002). QSL via OH2BH.

OY - Torsten, DL4APJ and Udo, DL2AQI will be active holiday style as OY/DL4APJ and OY/DL2AQI from Streymoy, Faroe Islands (EU-018) on 15-23 September. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via home calls (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL.
Updates will be posted to https://faroer2020.wordpress.com/.

PA - Arie, PD0ARI is active again as PD538RNI until 30 September. His love for radio started in the early seventies while listening to Radio Veronica (which transmitted on 538 metres) and Radio Northsea International (RNI). Both offshore stations had to close down on 31 August 1974, when the Dutch government passed its antipirate legislation. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

R120, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Fifth Ocean Amateur Radio Amateur Club will be using the special callsign to mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Soviet aviation designer, twice hero of the socialist labor party, Major General Semyon Lavochkin. QSL via RZ5D.

SV5 - Claudio, HB9OAU will be active as SV5/HB9OAU from Karpathos Island, Dodecanese (EU-001) on 12-24 September. He will operate SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL.

TM5, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Regional Association for Scientific Radiocommunications (A2RS)[F8KGShttps://www.qrz.com/db/EM90QMR for more informatiom.

V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, will once again be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) probably as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or via AA3B, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available via ClubLog.

V3, BELIZE. Jeff, N1SNB, will be active as V31AZ from Belize during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via N1SNB.

V4, ST. KITTS (Update/Change Again!). John, W5JON/V47JA, reports to OPDX, "Sorry to say American Airlines have cancelled my Oct. 13-27th flights to/from our St Kitts home. I have rescheduled the trip for February 13th - March 5th, 2021. Hopefully all the virus scares will be over by then."

VE - Members of the London Amateur Radio Club (VE3LON) based in Ontario, Canada will be active as VE3LON100 on 1-30 September to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the club. QSL via operator's instructions.

VK - Special callsign VI75WW2 will be in operation from 1 September until 11 November to commemorate the 75th annaversary of the end of World War II. The QSL will be available as a downloadable PDF from https://www.silvertrain.com.au/ under the Amateur Radio tab and
then Special Event Station Logs.

VQ9 - Bob, DU7ET expects to be flying to Diego Garcia (AF-006), Chagos Islands in a week or so. He will be working there as radio officer on a ship for 4-5 months, and "hopes to have opportunities to go ashore" and be QRV as VQ9ET. Plans are to operate mainly CW with 100 watts and a wire. QSL direct to DU7ET.

W - Organized by the Citrus Belt ARC, the 21st annual Route 66 On The Air special event celebrates the historic US Highway 66. Twenty-one amateur radio stations using 1x1 callsigns (W6A-W6U) will operate from cities along the "Mother Road" on 12-20 September. See http://w6jbt.org/ for information about the event and QSL routes.

W - K5DX/50 is the callsign for members of the Texas DX Society to celebrate its 50th anniversary from 14 September to 13 October. Members can be located anywhere in the United States, and will operate on all bands and modes. QSL via LoTW, or direct to Texas DX Society K5DX/50, 5303 S Mason Rd Apt 212, Katy TX 77450-7152, USA.

Z6, KOSOVO (Postponed). A group of 8 Belgian hams who planned to be active as Z68AN from Kosovo between September 21-29th, 2020, have postponed their operation until 2021. Their activity was to be on 160-6m, using CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY, with an emphasis on the low bands. For more
details and updates, watch: http://users.telenet.be/on4ann/Z6/

ZA, ALBANIA. Franz, OE6TQG, will be active as ZA/OE6TQG from Lake Shkodral between September 6-17th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes, using 100 watts into a dipole. QSL via his home callsign.

AS-117. Kenji, JA4GXS, who was expected to be active as JA4GXS/4 from Otsu Island between September 5-6th, has cancelled his operation due to the Typhoon in the vicinity.

AS-152. Members of the Arctic Legends Team (RT9K), who plan to be active as RI0Q from Bolshoj Begichev Island sometime in early 2021, are looking for funds (15,000 USDs was mentioned) to conduct this operation. To achieve their goal to operate from Bolshoj Begichev Island, the team will have to travel 3624 km (by snowmobiles 1812 km*2). For more details, see:

EU-004. (Press Release, dated September 6th)[editedhttps://twitter.com/EA4NF_SAT

EU-017. Members of the Oriental Sicily Contest Team will be active as ID9OZC from Panarea Island between September 16-20th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via
ClubLog's OQRS (preferred) or via IT9ZZO.

Qsl Info
QSL E2A via E21EIC direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. Operators JayCie/ E20NKB, Champ/E21EIC, Sarawut/E24OYI, Nattnee/E25KAE and Mew/E29TGW were active during the All Asian SSB DX Contest (September 5-6th) as a Multi-Op entry this past weekend.

QSL EM5K via UW5KW. This past weekend a Ukrainian Team (UT5EL, UT5ECZ, UT9EZ, UW5KW, UR5KCP, UX0KR) was active from Kremenets Mountains.

QSL OH0B via OH2BH. Operators Martti/OH2BH, OH2GEX and Erik/OH2LAK were active during the All Asian SSB DX Contest (September 5-6th) as a Multi-Op entry this past weekend.

NEW QSL MANAGER. Vasiliy, RW6HS, reports that he is now the QSL Manager for the following stations: RW9JZ and UI8J

No Pirates spotted


OCEANIA DX CONTEST ---> The 75th edition of the Oceania DX Contest will take place on 3-4 October (SSB) and 10-11 October (CW). Both events will start at 06.00 UTC (new!) on Saturday, and end at 06:00 UTC (new!) on Sunday. Complete details can be found at http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 18,231 cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2010-19), the 62 deleted DXCC Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962, Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged: http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php.

SAC ---> The 62nd Scandinavian Activity Contest will be held on 19-20 September (CW) and 10-11 October (SSB), from 12 UTC on Saturday to 11:59 UTC on Sunday. Scandinavian stations (Aland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Market Reef, Norway, Svalbard and Bear Island, Sweden) will try to work as many non-Scandinavian stations as
possible and vice versa. Complete information of the SAC events can be found at https://www.sactest.net/.

YASME FOUNDATION SUPPORTING GRANTS ---> The Yasme Foundation has announced
that the following grants were made at its 26 August board meeting:
-- a grant to DokuFunk (the Austria based Research and Documentation Center for the History of Radio Communications and the Electronic Media), to continue hosting Lloyd and Iris Colvin DXpedition material, and to develop a historical presentation from existing pictures, video and audio. Yasme also supported the transfer of the HZ1AB QSL collection to DokuFunk.
-- a grant to the Seychelles Amateur Radio Association (SARA), for financial support on upcoming amateur exams.
The Yasme Foundation (http://www.yasme.org/) is a not-for-profit corporation organized to support scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including DXing and the introduction and promotion of amateur radio in developing countries.

OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 18,200 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2009 to 2018) with more than 600 QSLs
- At least one card for each 62 deleted DXCC countries (more than 2000+ QSLs)
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 5900+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (500+ QSLs)
- More than 1000 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- With 280 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises).
- More than 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- More than 500 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as FK, FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1969
- Commemoratives stations for ITU and IARU with more than 900 QSL.
- More than 3700 cards for the old timer with more than 170 countries before 1945.
- Cards from the French Department before 1945.
- At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
The URL address for the Web site is: http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your participation is welcome. Only a ".jpg" file (both sides of the card) is required.
Please visit the site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.