DX-nieuws van week 38 - 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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8A100, INDONESIA. Members of the Indonesian Amateur Radio Organization (ORARI) of the Local City of Bandung will be active with special callsign 8A100GB from Bandung, Java Island (OC-021), until September 30th. Activity is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gedung Sate. Operations will
be on all bands and modes; if possible, on the satellites and EME. QSL via 8A100GB, LoTW or ClubLog. For more details, see QRZ.com or:

9K90, KUWAIT (Special Event). Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society (9K2TA) will be active as 9K90KSA between September 17-25th, to celebrate the "Saudi National Day 90th" (see OPDX.1480, under HZ90, SAUDI ARABIA). QSL via 9K2RA by the BUREAU.

A9 - The Bahrain Amateur Radio Society will run special event station A91WFAD on 10-14 September for this year's World First Aid Day. QSL via LoTW, or via EC6DX. Organized annually by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the World First Aid Day promotes the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives.

CU2, AZORES. Dave, WJ2O, will be active CU2/WJ2O from Ponta Delgata, São Miguel Island (EU-003), between November 25th and December 1st (pending travel restrictions). He will also be on the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. No 160m. QSL via N2ZN.

GM - Paul, G4PVM will be active holiday style as GM4PVM frm the Isle of Mull (EU-008) on 22-26 September. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL only via LoTW and eQSL.

HZ - Celebrating the 90th Saudi National Day, HZ90ND and other 7Z90 and HZ90 callsigns (7Z90AL, 7Z90SJ, 7Z90AQ, 7Z90WW, 7Z90OO, HZ90SK, HZ90SM, HZ90BW, HZ90TL, HZ90LG, HZ90BT, HZ90DG) will be active on 17-25 September. QSL via operator's instructions. Also, the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society will join the celebrations, and be active as 9K90KSA (QSL via 9K2RA).

I - Members of ARI Grado will be active as IQ3AZ/p from Mota Safon (IIA F-046) on 12 September. They will operate SSB, CW and possibly FT8 or FT4 on the HF bands. QSL via the bureau.

J42, GREECE. Vasilios, SV2HXX, will be active as J42C from Thessaloniki during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry on 80-10 meters. QSL via SV2HXX, direct, eQSL or LoTW.
J8, ST. VINCENT (Rescheduled). Brian, GW4DVB, who was going to be active from here between November 23rd and December 1st, has scheduled his J88PI operation from Palm Island (aka Prune Island, WW Loc. FK92HO, IOTA NA-025), in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Island group, between July 23rd and August 1st, 2021. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters using CW (upon request), SSB, SSTV and FT8. He will use 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.

JA - Kenji, JA4GXS will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Ohzushima (AS-117) on 12-13 September. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL via home call.

JX - Erik, LA2US will be stationed at Olonkinbyen, Jan Mayen (EU-022) for six months (October 2020-March 2021), and will be active as JX2US in his spare time. He will operate CW and FT8 (Fox & Hound on 1843, 3585, 7056, 10131, 14090 kHz) with a focus on 160, 80, 40 and 30 metres, plus the other HF bands "if and when time and conditions permit". QSL via Club Log's OQRS. He will upload his log to LoTW and enable the OQRS when he returns home in April next year.
See: https://www.qrz.com/db/JX2US

OK - Youngsters between 8 and 15 years of age will operate special event station OL1KOTA (Kids On The Air) on 11-13 September during the "Adventure Weekend 2020" organized by the Czech Radio Club. QSL via OK1MP.

ON - Members of the Pajottenlandse Radio Amateur Club (ON4PRA) will be active as OT5ABI from 19 September to 18 October. The special callsign's suffix stands for Acquired Brain Injury, and this activity is meant to raise awareness of the work being done by the NAH Liga. QSL via the bureau or direct to ON6LC.

OY, FAROE ISLANDS (Reminder). Operators Torsten/DL4APJ and Udo/DL2AQI will be active as OY/DL4APJ and OY/DL2AQI, respectively, from the Faroe Islands (EU-018) between September 15-23rd. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY, PSK, FT8). QSL via their home callsigns, by the DARC Bureau, direct, eQSL or LoTW.

PA - Ben, DO1BEN will be active as PD/DO1BEN from Texel Island (EU-038) from 19 September to 1 October, and again on 12-22 October. He will operate SSB and digital modes on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred.

SM - QRP enthusiasts Frank, DH0JAE and Immo, DL8MF will be active as SM/DH0JAE and SM/DL8MF from Holmon Island (EU-135) on 11-16 September. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, or via home calls.

SM - Ric, DL2VFR and Klaus, DL7UXG will be active as SD7V/6 and SD3G/6 from Orust Island (EU-043) on 13-17 September, and as SD7V/3 and SD3G from Alnon Island (EU-087) on 18-21 September. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8/FT4 on the HF bands, and will also participate in the CW leg of the Scandinavian Activity Contest. QSL SD7V via DL2VFR, direct or bureau (the log will be uploaded to Club Log, LoTW and eQSL); QSL SD3G via DL7UXG, direct or bureau.

W - Commemorating the 19th anniversary of 9/11, WA2NYC will be active on 10-14 September on or around 28450, 21350, 14300 and 7238 kHz.
QSL via LoTW, or to WA2NYC direct or bureau.


Iota News
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.

AS-117. (Update) Kenji, JA4GXS, who was expected to be active as JA4GXS/4 from Otsu Island between September 5-6th, has schedule his operation to this past weekend (between September 12-13th). QSL via his home callsign.

EU-001. (Reminder) Claudio, HB9OAU, will once again be active as SV5/HB9OAU from Karpathos Island, Dodecanese, between September 12-25th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW.

EU-008. Paul, G4PVM, will be active as GM4PVM from the Isle of Mull between September 22-26th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via LoTW or eQSL (no QSL cards).

EU-017. (Update) Members of the "Oriental Sicily Contest Team" (OSCT) [IB9Ohttps://www.osct.it/panarea2020

EU-038. Ben, DO1BEN, will be active as PD/DO1BEN from Texel Island between September 19th and October 1st, and again on October 12-22nd. Activity will be on 40/20 meters using SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, Bureau is preferred.

IOTA TOUR. Operators Ric/DL2VFR and Klaus/DL7UXG will be active from the following IOTAs:
September 13-17th -- Orust (EU-043); callsigns SD3G/6 and SD7V/6
September 18-21st -- Alnön (EU-087); callsigns SD3G and SD7V/3
Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4.
QSL SD7V via DL2VFR (direct/Bureau) and SD3G via DL7UXG (direct/ Bureau/ClubLog/LoTW/eQSL).

IOTA TOUR ---> After operating as planned from other three Norwegian IOTA groups, namely
EU-046 Senja--------20-22 August,
EU-044 Mageroya--23-27 August and
EU-141 Vardo--------28-29 August,
Gaby, DF9TM and Frank, DL2SWW have been active as OH/DF9TM and OH/DL2SWW from Finland since 31 August:
EU-184 Hailuoto------31 August-2 September
EU-101 Raippaluoto--3-4 September
EU-173 Reposaari-----6-10 September
They are currently QRV from Kustavi Island (EU-096) until 13 September or maybe longer depending on weather. The have plans to operate also from the Aland Islands (EU-002, OH0) and IOTA group EU-097.
All QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log and confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct cards via home calls "will be answered until November".


Erik LA2US will be active as JX2US from Jan Mayen this coming (northern hemisphere) winter. He will operate CW, FT8 and probably some more modes. Focus on 160m, 80m, 40m and 30m. The season lasts from early October ’20 to the end of March ’21. More on https://www.qrz.com/db/JX2US

Qsl Info
No info received

Some shouting on the cluster, that an Swl was active with a YN-call



4V5H ---> Announced for May 2020 and then postponed twice [425DXN 1519https://www.dx-world.net/quiz/), "DXCC Entities or Islands by Drone" is a collection of videos "showcasing particular entities or IOTA using only drone footage". Preceded by Revillagigedo (XF4), Jan Mayen (JX) and Greenwich Island (AN-010, South Shetlands), the episodes so far include Eritrea (E3), Flores Island (OC-151, Indonesia) Lakshadweeps (VU7), Mangaia Island
(OC-159, South Cooks), Nepal (9N), Niue (E6), Nuuk (NA-018, Greenland), Ogasawara (JD1), San Blas Archipelago (NA-170, Panama), Tuvalu (T2), Uzbekistan (UK) and Zanzibar Island (AF-032, Tanzania). Three new drone videos will be published every second day.

TQSL: NEW VERSION ---> A new version (v2.5.5) of LoTW's Trusted QSL (TQSL) has been released: http://www.arrl.org/tqsl-download. This version has new features as well as corrections for defects found since TQSL 2.5.4 was released. This release also includes an update to the most recent TQSL configuration file. TQSL 2.5.5 can be installed to upgrade any older version.
On all three supported platforms (Windows, MacOS and Linux), installing TQSL 2.5.5 will replace older versions of Trusted QSL while preserving your Callsign Certificates, Station Locations, and preferences.

Vilho "Vili" Virtanen, OH3VV passed away on 9 September at 94 years of age. "Vili was one of the most active and internationally known OH hams in the 1960's through the Finn-Net operated by him and his late XYL, Irmeli, OH3TJ". Martti, OH2BH recalls. "Vili was involved in a vast variety
of activities and all foreign hams visiting Finland experienced his hospitality and camaraderie. Vili was a true DXer and contester in the terms' realest meaning - he had worked them all, Kosovo was his last one. He was also a contester who participated and won the very first SAC in 1958 (OH5QN), and still jumped into the 60th SAC last year, using a specially
granted callsign, OH2A".