Het DX-nieuws van week 38 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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3D2/C - Dom, 3D2USU (3Z9DX) set sail for Conway Reef on 15 September and expected to arrive early on 17 September. He anticipates that it will take one day "to set the camp", and that he will be QRV as 3D2CR "for about 10 days", depending on local conditions. His operating frequencies are detailed on https://www.qrz.com/db/3D2CR.


3DA0RU KINGDOM OF ESWATINI DXPEDITION (Update). Two operators have dropped out of the 3DA0RU team. They are Vladimir/RK8A and Albert/UB9WLJ. No reason was given, but this now leaves two spots open for operators. Contact Vasily/RA1ZZ or Vasily/R7AL if interested in joining the 3DA0RU team. Current list of operators are Nick/R5EC, Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Leo/RW9JZ, Slav/OK8AU and Wlodek/SP6EQZ. They plan to be active as 3DA0RU from Eswatini between October 22nd and November 8th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H). QSL via R7AL or ClubLog’s OQRS (preferable). For more details and updates, see:


5H, TANZANIA (Reminder). Maurizio, IK2GZU, will once again returned to "Mission Ilembula" to do some volunteer work at the Ikelu hospital and orphanage between September 25th and November 20th. He plans to be active during his spare time as 5H3MB on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8. Maurizio will use his FT-891 and dipoles GP for 10 MHz. QSL via IK2GZU, direct, by the Bureau and ClubLog. Also, QSL via LoTW (after his return home) and eQSL. For more details, updates and an online log, visit his Web pages at: http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/Tanzania%202011.htm


8Q - Nobby, G0VJG expects to be active as 8Q7CQ from the Maldives (AS-013) from 28 September to 13 October. He will operate SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.


8Q, MALDIVES. Remo, HB9SHD, will once again be active as 8Q7RM from Kandolhu Island (AS-013) between November 1-30th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands (40-6m, possibly 80m) using mainly FT8, but if propagation allows, SSB and slow CW as well. Remo plans to be active everyday for several hours, however, he will go for diving and relaxing as well, so no hardcore DXpedition. QSL via HB9SHD, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog and LoTW.


9K - 9K91KSA is the special callsign for members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society (9K2RA) to take part in the celebrations of Saudi National Day on 17-25 September.


9N - Kiyo, JA7NQQ has been active as 9N7NQ from Kathmandu, Nepal since 4 September, and will remain there until 23 September. In his spare time he operates mainly FT8 on 40-10 metres. QSL via the bureau to home call and LoTW.


A6 - Also taking part in the celebrations of Saudi National Day will be members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society as A60ARS (QSL via EA7FTR) on 17-23 September. They may also append a serial number to the special callsign, and be active as A60ARS/1, A60ARS/2, etc.
(see qrz.com for the QSL routes).


A91, BAHRAIN (Special Event). To celebrate Saudi Arabia's 91st National Day (September 23rd), members of the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society are activating the special event station A91ARS until September 23rd. QSL via EC6DX.


C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Looks like YL Elvira, IV3FSG, is on the move again. She will be active as C92R from Mozambique sometime in October. Usually, her activity will be limited to her spare time on 80-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. She will probably be there working on a project for the Informatici Senza Frontiere ONLUS. She will be looking for some financial support. QSL via IK2DUW, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog.


CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Operators Jak/DF8XC, Jan/DJ8NK, Heye/DJ9RR, Dieter/DK4QT, Guenter/DL2AWG, Thomas/DL6TK and Ronny/DM2RM will be active as CR3W from Santana, Madeira Island (AF-014, Zone 33) during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 25-26th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL CR3W via DL5AXX, OQRS (see QRZ.com) or LoTW. Look for operators to be usually active outside of the contest as CT9/homecall on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns.


CT9, MADEIRA ISLAND. By the time you read this, Marc, DL1BU, should be active as CT9/DL1BU from Madeira Island (AF-014, WW Loc. IM12lq) through the end of September. Activity will be on various HF bands, running QRP using SSB and FT8. Equipment is a Yaesu FT-817 (5W only) with Antenna-
Tuner LDG Z-817 into a HF-P1 (portable antenna). QSL via DL1BU by the Bureau.


D2 - Mikalai, UT6UY is active as D2UY from Cabinda, Angola for the next several months. As the low bands suffer from "a very strong local QRM", look for him between 16 and 23 UTC on 20, 15, 10 metres CW. The QSL route will be known later.


D6, COMOROS (Reminder). By the time you read this, operators Janusz/SP9FIH and Leszek/SP6CIK will be active as D60AC and D60AD, respectively, from Moroni, Comoros (AF-007), between September 18th and October 2nd. It took 3 months to get their licenses. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. They will use 50 watts on 80m; 500
watts on rest of the bands. Antennas are inverted L, verticals and VDA. QSL via their home callsigns or via ClubLog (preferred). For more details and updates, see: http://d6.dxpeditions.org/

GW - Paul, G4PVM will be active as GW4PVM from Holy Island (EU-124) from 26 September to 1 October. He will operate holiday style on 40-10 metres CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW and eQSL; the QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log and made available for Club Log Matching on the IOTA website.


I - Members of ARI Torino (IQ1TO) will operate special callsign II1TRM on 18-19 September to memorialize the tests of air-to-ground wireless transmission conducted by Guglielmo Marconi in late September-early October 1915 at the Mirafiori airfield. QSL via the bureau to IQ1TO.


J5T & J5HKT DXPEDITION TO GUINEA BISSAU NEWS (Update). Members of the Italian DX Team continue to prepare for their DXpedition to Bubaque Island (AF-020), Guinea Bissau, as J5T (CW-SSB-RTTY) and J5HKT (FT8) between October 9-22nd. The team posted the following this week: "The departure date is approaching; yesterday, Sept. 16th, we paid for the plane tickets. Today, Sept. 17th, we received the passports with the visas. Next October 6th the whole team will do the molecular swab for Covid-19. We roughly think we will land on the island on October 9th in the morning and the first station will be 'on-air' in the early afternoon of the same day. Thanks to the Sponsors for their appreciated help!" Remember, activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. They will have 6 operators and 4 stations active. QSL via I2YSB direct, OQRS or LoTW. For more info, see OPDX.1520. Their official Web site is at: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Real-time online logs during the DXpedition on: http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline/


LY785, LITHUANIA (Special Event/Update). Last week we mentioned that Valerijus, LY2QT, would be active with the special event callsign LY785QT (QSL via LY2QT) from Siauliai during the month of September. Activity is to celebrate 785th anniversary of the City of Siaulai. A few more callsigns
have been announced so look for: LY785A (QSL via LY5A) and LY785SUN (QSL via LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog). Stations will be active until September 30th. Also, a special "SIAULIAI-785" award is available. Details are available on QRZ.com.


MJ5, JERSEY. Three A's Contest Group (G0AAA) member Bob, GU4YOX, will be active as MJ5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/High-Power entry. This will be the first time that the MJ5A "Three A's Contest Group" callsign will be used in
the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL MJ5A via G3TXF, ClubLog or LoTW.


OH - For 100 days, from 15 September until 23 December, all OH and OH0 stations may use the OF prefix to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL), whose constitutive meeting was held on 15 September 1921. "This is good news for those who want to greet their friends or work towards their SRA-100 Northern Lights award: https://www.qrz.com/db/OH2A".


OJ0, MARKET REEF. Rudi, DK7PE, was active this past weekend as OJ0/DK7PE from Market Reef
(EU-053) for a short operation. His length of stay is not known, and he may be QRT as you read this. Activity will be on various HF bands, running 5 watts QRP into a Jumper Dipole used as a vertical
antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For updates, watch: https://www.rooody.de/


OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again as OX3LX from mainland Greenland (NA-018) on 15-21 September, with a focus on the low bands. He is QRV in his spare time, typically around lunch time and after dinner (local time is UTC-2), also at night and in the morning hours during the weekends. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS or direct to OZ0J.


PY - Ren, PY8WW will be active as PX8L from Ilha dos Lencois (SA-041) from 30 September to 3 October. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 40-10 metres. QSL via PY8WW.


PZ - Sascha, PF9Z (http://pf9z.com/) will be active as PZ5ZS from mainland Suriname between 12 and 20 October. He will operate SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via PF9Z; the log will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log. On 15-18 October he and Rico, PZ5JW will join Markus, DJ4EL and be active as PZ5G from Papegaaien Island (SA-092)


S7, SEYCHELLES. Fred, DH5FS, is now active as S79/DH5FS from La Digue and Praslin Islands (AF-024). Length of stay is not known. Activity is holiday style (during his free time) on 40/30/20/17 meters using mostly CW and FT8/FT4. QSL via DH5FS, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.
There is a real-time log at: https://clublog.org/livestream/S79/DH5FS


SP - Special callsign SO39SYBIR will be active from 17 September to 10 February 2022 to promote the newly inaugurated Sybir Memorial Museum in Bialystok. QSL via SP4PZM. See https://qrz.com/db/so39sybir for more information.


SV9 - Flavio, IW2NEF will be active as SV9/IW2NEF from Crete (EU-015) on 19-24 September. He will operate a few hours a day on 40-10 metres SSB and FT8. QSL via IK2DUW.


VK - Mike, VK4DX will be active as VK4DX/p from Russell Island (OC-137) on 23-26 September. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and FT8, on 40-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call (bureau or direct: "when mailing direct QSL", he says, "please include 1 IRC for return postage. US Dollars are not accepted. Any QSL with US Dollars included will be replied via bureau").


W8S SWAINS ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Dutch Team Members). The following was posted on the W8S Swains Island Web page [edited]: "September 18th the Dutch team members met during the annual HF/DX meeting organized by the Dutch Radio Amateur Society VERON. Ronald, PA3EWP, gave a presentation on the planning phase and the reason to postpone up to where we are now.
Of course, like our U.S. members did before, we had to take a picture of the Dutch team members. L to R: Alex/PA1AW (webmaster/pilot), Marcel/ PA9M, Gerben/PG5M, Martin/PA4WM and Ronald/PA3EWP." See the picture at: https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/2021/09/19/team/


ZA, ALBANIA. Zsolt, HA8PX, will be active as ZA/HA8PX from Qerret, Albania, between September 20-26th. Also, Zsolt may try to activate the rare Sazan Island (EU-169) which is a military base where you need special permission to be there. QSL via HA8PX direct.


Iota News
**AF-018. Michal, OK1M (OK1WMR), will be active as IH9/OK1M from Pantelleria Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/Assisted/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK1M. PLEASE NOTE: This one counts as a separate multiplier, Italian Africa.

**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 30-31st) as a SingleOp/Single-Band (??m) entry. QSL via LoTW.

**AF-032. (Reminder) Gabor "Gab", HA3JB, is now active as 5H1IP from Unguja Island, Zanzibar, until September 29th. Activity is will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. He also plans to participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th). QSL via HA3JB or ClubLog's OQRS. For possibly more details and updates, see: http://ha3jb.com/index.html

**EU-120. Operators Phil/G7BZD and Clint/M0OPV are permanent stations on Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of the UK.
* Clint, M0OPV - Is active on 40-10 meters, mainly on 40/20m using SSB.
* Phil, G7BZD, - Is active 40-6 meters, mainly on 20m and up using SSB.
QSL via eQSL, ClubLog, LoTW or etc. NO PAPER QSLs.

**EU-124. (Reminder) Paul, G4PVM, will be active as GW4PVM from Holy Island (WW Loc. IO73QH, WAB SH28), Wales, between September 26th and October 1st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10
meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts into a vertical antenna.
QSL via LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog for IOTA. NO QSL cards.

**SA-029. Fabio, PY2RMZ, who was expected to be active as PX1AI from Algodao Island between October 30th and November 2nd, has canceled his operation. Reason was not given.

Qsl Info
QSL EL2DT ---> Fr. Joe Brown, EL2FM has been the long time QSL manager for Dickson, EL2DT, but "he was recently moved to a nursing home and is not answering emails", The Daily DX reports. It is advisable to refrain from sending cards to him for the time being, as "QSLing details are currently being worked out".

4S7EA september 2021 (SK for several years)
ZD9BV August 2021, is in S. Africa renovating his house
see: https://www.dx-world.net/dont-waste-your-time/


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3Y0J: LATEST NEWS ---> While the Bouvet 2022 team is "full speed ahead with
the planning", the following information about what they are doing right now
was posted to the 3Y0J's website (https://www.3y0j.no/) on 14 September.
1. We prepare for the first vessel deposit which is due next month.
2. The logistic team which Gjermund LB5GI is leading are working on several important topics:
a) preparing a safe way to land the operators and the equipment on Bouvet. A flexible system that allows for various conditions will be engineered, constructed and soon tested at a beach in Norway with enough swell. We are working on several different systems to adapt to the conditions. One system consist of two zodiacs, buoys, anchor, capstan and rope to safely land the dinghy with and without personnel/equipment. Gjermund and Rune LA7THA are working with some experienced Norwegian professionals within the maritime industry in Norway to test this system live.
b) prepare a winch system for lifting the equipment up from the beach to the cliff at Cape Fie. Again we prepare for a flexible system that can adapt to various shapes and height of the cliff; we will use both electrical and non-electrical systems, and also manual systems. The bulkiest item is the diesel generators (75 kg). System to be engineered, constructed and tested in Norway soon. Effort is being led by Rune.
c) a system to assist us in bringing the equipment from the cliff up to the camp roughly 200 ft up at 70ft ASL being planned. This will help us when bringing 4.5 metric tons of equipment, fuel and water up to the camp.
3. We are currently reviewing the antenna layout once again, InnovAntenna being our main sponsor. We're working on a staged approach to allow setting up the camp also during very short weather windows with a setup that will be expanded with more stations and antennas until we reach the full setup. Adrian KO8SCA is currently preparing for testing the tribander yagi.
4. Erwann LB1QI is leading the ancillary systems and is working on the tent selection. Heated or not heated tents?
5. We are working on the station setup, but so far we have not selected the exact setup - we have several options on the table when it comes to radio and amplifiers.
6. Safety has a high attention in the project, and we will do what we can to avoid accidents and injuries. Bill KO7SS is taking the lead on Safety. Bill is dedicated to oversee all planning and operations with regard to safety. We will run risk workshops, discuss safety, safety procedures, mitigate risk, construct emergency shelter, prepare evacuation plan of personnel, evacuation of injured operator from camp to vessel, etc.
In a while we will start with Zoom meetings - there you can follow our journey to Bouvet. You can get the latest news, discuss with us topics, get feedback, interact with operators, Q&A and more. Check out our website for this feature (https://www.3y0j.no/funding): you can buy unlimited access to the meetings, and at the same time help us in fundraising.

DXENGINEERING YOUTUBE PRESENTATION. Tim Duffy, K3LR, from DXEngineering, interviews John, K1AR, Director of the CQ WorldWide Contests. The video is just under 38 minutes, and is about the workings of the CQ WorldWide Contests which can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GICdPFrdYI