DX-nieuws van week 40 - 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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5U - Adrien, F4IHM is on a mission in Niamey, Niger, and plans to be QRV as 5U4IHM on 40 and 20 metres CW using a straight key."I'm a beginner in CW, sorry about that", he says. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

9K, KUWAIT. Abdallah, 9K2GS, will be active as 9K2K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via EC6DX or LoTW.

EN100, UKRAINE. Radio amateurs from the Kharkiv and Lviv regions will be active with the special callsign EN100LT to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Kharkiv Theater for Children and Youth between September 1st, 2020, and March 31st, 2021. An award is available, see QRZ.com for details.
QSL via UT5LU.

FO - Cezar, VE3LYC will be active as TX0T from Tatakoto Atoll (OC-298, new one for IOTA), French Polynesia between 29 October and 5 November. His goal is to make 4000 QSOs with at least 2500 unique stations located on six continents. He will be QRV primarily on 40,
30, 20 and 17 metres CW and SSB. QSL via Club Log’s OQRS (preferred), or via VE3LYC. Bookmark https://tx0t.weebly.com/ for updates.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Members of the NB-DX Team will once again be active as HB0/OP2D from Triesenberg between September 27th and October 2nd.
Operators are Willy/ON2BDJ, Erik/ON4ANN and Erik/ON4EC. Activity will be on various HF bands (usually) with special attention on 160/80/40/30 meters using CW, SSB the Digital modes. Equipment will be a TS590SG, TS480HX and Expert 1kfa amp into a Spiderbeams, Verticals, Inverted-L for 160m and RX antennas. QSL via M0URX's OQRS or LoTW. Link to their pictures (during their Expedition) will be at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/nKyjuewsy4Kw9feg7
Link for their Facebook page is:http://www.facebook.com/NBDX-Team-Liechtenstein-DXpedition-740378969649880

JW - A team from NRRL's Oslogruppen (LA4O) will be active as JW4O from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 8-12 October. The main goal of the operators (LA8FTA, LB8IH, LB8CG, LA7WRA, LB7PI, LB1RH and LB9EH) is to participate in the SSB leg of the Scandinavian Activity Contest (10-11 October).

JW - The geomagnetic indexes forecast did not look promising, so Erwann, LB1QI has postponed his trip to Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard. He now plans to be QRV as JW/LB1QI on 15-18 October, and to operate CW and SSB on 160-6 metres. QSL via LoTW, or via home call (direct or bureau).

OA - Special callsign OA2TP20 will be active on 23-27 September from Trujillo, "la Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera" (the City of Everlasting Spring). Look for activity 40, 30 and 20 metres SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again in his spare time as OX3LX from Tasiilaq Island
(NA-151) on 26-30 September. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via OZ0J.

PJ2, CURACAO (Special Event). Operators Angelo/PJ2AFM, Carlo/PJ2CF and Sergio/PJ2SM will be active with the special callsign PJ2C on October 10th. QSL Manager is via EC5AHA. Activity is to celebrate the 10th anniversary for the new start for the islands of the Netherlands Antilles.
On Sunday, October 10th, 2010, Curaçao and St. Maarten became constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Officials in Willemstad on Curaçao lowered the Antillean flag at midnight (Sunday at 6 a.m. 10-10-2010 in the Netherlands). Curaçao is in the Southern Caribbean Sea. Following a referendum, and as a result of constitutional change, Curaçao became a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10th, 2010. The constitutional changes marked a new start for the islands, one that put the well being of the islands' people first. After 10 Years, the Curaçao Amateur Radio Group (https://carghamradio.wixsite.com/mysite), will remember this First Decade of the New Country Curaçao with a special DX event and the special event stations will be using the PJ2C callsign. The band and mode they intend to use is 20 meters SSB, and if there is no condition, they will try FT8 on 17 and 20 meters, but this is the last option. For more details, see: https://carghamradio.wixsite.com/mysite/events

PY - PS8RV, PS8ACM, PS8PL and PY1FR will be active as ZY8D from the Serra das Confusoes National Park in the Brazilian state of Piaui on 24-27 September. They will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 80-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, or via PS8RV.

SV5 - Wolf, DL3DRN will be active again as SV5/DL3DRN from the island of Rhodes, Dodecanese (EU-001) from 24 September to 14 October. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on all bands. QSL via LoTW, or via home call (direct or bureau).

TM75, FRANCE (Special Event). Operators Franck/F4FHM and Dany/F0GFI will be active with the special callsign TM75ONU from Aulnoye-Aymeries between October 17-31st. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations. Operations will be on various HF and VHF,
using SSB and FT8. Suggested SSB frequencies are: 3675, 7175, 14275, 18135, 21275, 24975 and 28475 kHz. QSL via eQSL only.

UA9 - Andrey, R1FW was active as R1FW/0 from Sakhalin Island (AS-018) on 22 September. Depending on weather conditions, he will then be QRV from the islands of Iturup (AS-025) and Kunashir (AS-025) until 30 September. He operates QRP on 40, 30 and 20 metres mainly CW.
QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

XR500, CHILE (Special Event). Members of the Chilean Pacific DX Group [CPDXG https://www.cpdxg.cl


Iota News
EU-032. (Just A Reminder!) Members of the Charente DX Group (CDXG) are now active as TM7R from Ré Island (DIFM AT-022) until October 3rd. Operators mentioned are Franck/F4GBD, Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, Fabrice/F5NBQ, Bertrand/F6HKA and Léon/ON4ZD/OS0S. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ON4ZD, direct, by Bureau or ClubLog. Please use Clublog's OQRS as much as possible. For more details and updates, see QRZ.com or (http://www.charentedxgroupe.fr/).

EU-123. (New) It was reported on "DX-World.net" that members of the MS0INT Team received granted permission on September 22nd to land on the Bass Rock and to undertake an IOTA DXpedition there. Specific dates and full details are to be announced, but it was mentioned that it would be likely early next year (February, March or April) before any activity would happen.
The Bass Rock has only ever been activated three times (1997, 2001, 2008) according to research. The team is indebted to Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Sir Hew Dalrymple for allowing themto land on his island. UPDATE (September 26th): "DX-World.net" reports that the team consists of Declan/EI6FR, Col/MM0NDX, Jonathan/MM0OKG and a cameraman. The tentative dates are the weekend of April 17-18th, 2021.

NA-151. (Just A Reminder!) Bo, OZ1DJJ, is now once again active as OX3LX from Tasiilaq Island Islands (WW Loc. HP15EO), Greenland, until September 30th. Dates can be changed; watch QRZ.com. Activity will be on 40-4 meters with a focus 50 and 70 MHz. When not active, he will run a WSPR beacon on 40-6 meters. He states this is NOT a DXpedition, and the best chance to work him will be around lunchtime and after dinner (his local time UTC-2), also during the weekend, possibly at night/morning. QSL via OZ0J direct (see QRZ.com). Logs get uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com
or his Web page at: http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped

OC-137. Mike, VK4DX, will once again be active as VK4DX/P from Russell Island, Southern Moreton Bay Islands, between November 19-24th. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using CW and SSB, with a 100 watt radio and wire antennas at the water front. QSL via VK4DX, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. When mailing direct QSL please include 1 x IRC for return postage.
IMPORTANT: US Dollars are not accepted. Any QSL with US Dollars included will be replied via bureau. For more details and updates,
see: http://vk4dx.com/2020/09/27/upcoming-activity-oc137

OC-298. (New) Cezar, VE3LYC, will be active as TX0T from Tatakoto Atoll, French Polynesia, between October 29th and November 5th. Activity will be on various HF bands with a focus on 40/30/20/17 meters using CW and SSB. Equipment will be an ICOM IC-7000 with KMA500 amp into a multi-band vertical antenna. His goal is to make 4000 QSOs with at least 2500 unique stations located on six continents. QSL via his home callsign (with SAE and sufficient return postage [min 3 USDshttps://tx0t.weebly.com

SA-079. (New) Members of the PARA DX Group are planning another attempt to activate (for the first time ever) Ilha das Palmas (new DIB for Brazil, RJ [to be definedhttps://paradxgroup.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/zv1m-ilha-das-palmas

Qsl Info
5Z4VJ via M0URX's OQRS. Operator was Andy, G3AB, during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest this past weekend from Nairobi, Kenya. ADDED NOTE: QSL Manager Tim, M0URX, reports that the 5Z4VJ log has been updated on September 25th, at: https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php?dxcallsign=5Z4VJ

8P2K via LoTW and Clublog's OQRS. Operator Dean was active during this past weekend's CQWW DX RTTY Contest from Barbados.

D4Z via HB9DUR direct or IK2NCJ by the Bureau. Activity was during this past weekend's CQWW DX RTTY Contest from Monte Verde, Saint Vincent Island, Cape Verde (AF-086).

EA8AQV via direct or eQSL. NO Bureau. Operator Marco was active during this past weekend's CQWW DX RTTY Contest from Canary Islands (AF-004).

HP3SS via AC2OV direct. Operator Robby, HP3SS, was active during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest this past weekend from Panama.

IH9YMC via LoTW or eQSL. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during this past weekend's CQWW DX RTTY Contest.

ZF1A via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. Operator Bill, W9KKN, was active during this past weekend's CQWW DX RTTY Contest from Cayman Islands.

4K2GG----Alexander Y. Frolov, P.O. Box 38, Volgograd, 400066, Russia
5B60ALJ--Mike Zaskalet, P.O.Box 66791, CY-8575 Peyia, Cyprus
9G5GS----Matteo Ghirardini, Via Maggiore 77, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
FY4PU----Nicolas Fraysse, 59 rue Justin Catayee, 97300 Cayenne, France
HH2AA---MyQSL Service, PO Box 375, Pawling NY 12564, USA
HZ1SAR--Saudi Amateur Radio Society, P.O. Box 12251, Riyadh 11473, Saudi Arabia
II0IGTO---Simone Bizzarri, Casella Postale 51, 00046 Grottaferrata RM, Italy
IZ1MHY---Andrea Gili, Via Scorpacciano 1, 19034 Ortonovo SP, Italy
J42L-------Leo Fiskas, 1 Argyriou Gouzgou Str., 52 200 Argos Orestiko, Greece
KH0W-----Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
N4GNR---Dan Cisson, 12 Hancock Drive, Toccoa GA 30577-9388, USA
OH0V-----Jukka Klemola, Aarontie 5, FI-31400 Somero, Finland
TR8CA----Jean Charron, 19 rue Gabriel Moussa, 33320 Eysines, France
UP44WFF-Roschupkin Sergey N., Mkrn. Aksay 4 d. 105 kv. 5, A10B1Y0 Almaty, Kazakhstan
V7/KX4QD-Randall W. Hisle, PSC 701 Box 978, APO AP 96555, USA
XM3A------Michael Bell, PO Box 44014 RPO Barriefield, Kingston ON K7L 0B4, Canada
YV7PMG--Pedro M. Gonzalez G., C/ Aurora, San Sebastian, Tacarigua 6323, Estado Nueva Esparta, Venezuela


No Info received


CQ WW RTTY DX CONTEST ---> This year's event will run from 00.00 UTC on 26
September through 23.59 UTC on the 27th (rules at https://www.cqwwrtty.com).
Please visit https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqr2020.html for the Announced
Operations listing maintained by Bill, NG3K. The following stations are
expected to participate:
08 8P2K SOSB 40m Barbados LoTW
08 P40P SOAB Aruba LoTW/W5AJ
08 ZF1A SOAB Cayman Islands LoTW/K7ZO
14 GM9A SOSB 20m Scotland LoTW
21 4L8A SOSB Georgia LoTW/M0OXO
21 T6A SOAB Afghanistan LoTW/S53R
24 BV2A/3 M/? Taiwan BV2A
33 3V8SS SOAB LP Tunisia LoTW/LX1NO
33 EA8AQV SOAB LP Canary Isls EA8AQV
37 ET3AA M/? Ethiopia N2OO
26 E25KAE M/? Thailand LoTW/E25KAE


INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Summer 2020 issue (#130) of the International DX Association's Newsletter is now available for download on the INDEXA website
(https://indexa.org/newsletters.html ). "DX material is very scarce right now", so "this issue is about history" (the beginnings of INDEXA and the first sponsored DXpedition in 1984, to the Kermadecs), plus a spotlight on Yasuo "Zorro" Miyazawa (JH1AJT), the recipient of the 2020 Hamvention Amateur of the Year Award.

RI0Q 2021 ---> Igor, UA9KDF and the RT9K team plan to be active as RI0Q from Bol'shoy Begichev Island (AS-152) sometime between 1 February and 30 April 2021. "All our Arctic expeditions are very expensive", the team says. "All the time, before each expedition, we always come up with something new and special to make your support of us more interesting and attractive. In this expedition we want to introduce a special QSL called 'fast', which will be sent out from the very first functioning post office on our way back. Those who wish to receive this exclusive card must order it prior to the expedition start" - see https://www.qrz.com/db/ri0q for the details. "Traditional confirmation" will be available via Club Log’s OQRS and LoTW, and the matching function for paperless QSLs will be enabled six months after the end of the expediton.

GREAT VUCC ACHIEVEMENT. Northern Ohio DX Association (NODXA) member John Papay, K8YSE, has reached an unbelievable achievement of 2007 Maidenhead grid squares for the ARRL Satellite Award. This puts John at the top of the ARRL - Satellite Award. Second place is 1753!!!
Congrats to John, K8YSE, for this great accomplishment. See the VUCC satellite standings, go to: http://www.arrl.org/system/vucc/view/VUCC-SAT-20200926-USLetter.pdf

U.S. POSTAL STOPPAGE (Updated as September 18th). The U.S. Postal Service is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suspension Due to Foreign Postal Operator Service Suspension

Suspension Due to Unavailability of Transportation
Azerbaijan-----Laos--------Republic of Congo---Turks & Caicos
Cambodia------Liberia-----Sierra Leone----------Vanuatu
Chad------------Mauritius--Solomon Islands-----Venezuela
Cuba------------Mongolia---South Sudan---------Yemen
Kyrgyzstan-----Papua New Guinea Timor-Leste

Customers: Please refrain from mailing items addressed to the countries listed above, until further notice. For more details, see: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm


Maurice Charpentier, F5NQL passed away on 22 September. Born in 1944 and first licenced in 1988 as FB1NQL, he was a skilled CW operator, regularly active during major contests and often competing in the Multi-Ops categories with the Radio Club de Provins (F6KOP). On 2007-2012 he was the REF representative in the IARU Region 1 High Speed Telegraphy Working Group.
He participated in several DXpeditions, notably IS0R (Sardinia 2010), TM2NOI (Noirmoutier Island 2013), TO7CC (Reunion Island 2014), 7P8C (Lesotho 2016), TM77CC (Molene Island 2016) and most recently E44CC (Palestine, February 2020).

Andre C. Sampaio, PP6ZZ (PY7CW) passed away on 24 September "after surgery complications", The Daily DX reports. A member of the Araucaria DX Group, he was regularly QRV as PY0FF. His last activity from Fernando de Noronha took place in February.

It has been reported that Pete Rimmel, N8PR, became a Silent Key on Monday, September 21st, after a long illness. Pete was a well-known DXer/Contester, a man of many talents and hats connected to many associations. He will be missed by many. EDITOR'S NOTE: Your editor got to meet Pete when he attended a few of the Northern Ohio DX Association's (NODXA) ARRL Field Day site in the past. He was a very interesting gentleman and the NODXA members will miss him.