DX-nieuws van week 42 - 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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4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contests (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via M0OXO or LoTW.

4U75, ITALY (Special Event). Ivo, 9A3A, will be active with the special callsign 4U75B from United Nations Global Service Center [UNGSChttps://qsl.net/rast

I - Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the UN Global Service Center ARC (4U1GSC) in Brindisi will be active as 4U75B from 8 October to 31 December. DXCC wise, it counts for Italy. QSL via 9A2AA, direct or bureau.

J8, ST. VINCENT. By the time you read this, Mac, 8P5AB, will be active as J88/8P5AB until December 3rd. Activity will be on various HF bands using FT8 and VHF bands on the Digital modes. QSL via 8P5AB, direct or eQSL.

LU1, ANTARCTICA. The LU1ZG Argentina Base Belgrano II (AN-011) in the Antarctica is now active during October. Length of activity is not yet known. Activity will be mainly on the Digital modes. LU1ZG was heard this past week on 15 meters FT8. QSL via LU4DXU, LoTW or by the Bureau via

LX - Look for Gerard LX/PA0PIW, Gert LX/PA2LO, Maarten LX/PA3EYC, Tijmen LX/PA3GRM, Hans LX/PE1KWH and Bert LX6/PD0GP to be active once again from Luxembourg on 15-18 October. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and RTTY. QSL via Club Log, LoTW or via PA3EYC.

NP4, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as NP4Z from the San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N4AO.

OE65, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Jo, OE6VIE, will be active as OE65VIE from Styria until December 31st. Activity is to celebrate 65th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty. QSL via DE1QSL, direct, the DARC Bureau or LoTW.

OE65, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Hannes, OE1SGU, will be active as OE65SGU from Vienna until December 31st. Activity is to celebrate 65th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty. QSL via LoTW or eQSL only - no paper cards
please! ADDED NOTE: Hannes is also active as OE1990SGU until October 31st, to celebrate his 30th anniversary being an amateur radio operator. QSL via OE1SGU, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. Read QRZ.com for more details.

OZ - Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the unification of Southern Jutland with Denmark in 1920, EDR (the Danish IARU society) will activate special callsign OZ100MILL on all bands and modes from 15 October to 15 December. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL.
A certificate will be available; see https://www.qrz.com/DB/OZ100MILL for information.

P4 - Members of the Aruba Amateur Radio Club are active again as P42WW until 31 October to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. QSL via P41G and LoTW.

PA5150, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event/Tribute to Eddie van Halen). With the passing of Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, legendary guitarist of the band Van Halen, October 6th 2020, a special tribute event station will be on air as PA5150EVH between October 28th and at least until January 31st 2021, a few days after Eddie's birthday. The operator is Frank, PF1SCT, from Tilburg, The Netherlands. The numbers 5150 refer to different moments in the Van Halen history, including Eddie's recording studio, guitars and the first album with lead singer Sammy Hager. QSL via PF1SCT by the Bureau. Frank states that there will be a limited amount of special QSL cards; only via the Bureau. For more details and a video, see QRZ.com.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Martin, PA4MM, reports on QRZ.com that he is planning to move to Kralendijk, Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279), sometime next year in 2021, and be active as PJ4MM. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

PZ - Markus, DJ4EL has had to postpone his trip to Suriname owing to COVID-19 new travel restrictions. He had planned to be QRV as PZ5GE from mainland Suriname between 12 and 24 October, and as PZ5G from Papegaaien Island (SA-092) on 16-19 October. The Tentative new dates for PZ5G are 2-5 April 2021. Follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/rapanuiman) for updates.

SU - The Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society (ERASD) will operate special station SU8J from the Protected Area of Wadi Degla on 16-18 October. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via SU1SK.

T8, PALAU (Reminder). Ichiro, JH7IPR, who was expected to be active as T88UW from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009), between October 7-15th, has canceled his operation due to Covid-19 restrictions.

T8, PALAU. Gary, KE1AT, is now active as T88SS from Koror Island (OC-009). His length of stay is unknown. Activity will be on various HF bands. He was heard this past week on 80/30/17/15 meters FT8. QSL via his QSL Manager EA5GL.

TC35, TURKEY (Special Event). Look for special event station TC35FSF from Istanbul (KN41ma) between November 9-11th. Activity is to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the "Free Software Foundation". Operations will be on:
SSB - 21235 and 14255 kHz
Olivia 8/250 - 21072,90 and 14072,60 kHz
PSK31 - 21080 and 14070 kHz

V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Since July 2019, Randy, KX4QD, has been living on Kwajalein Island, (OC-028), Marshall Islands, and is active sometimes as V7/KX4QD or V73AX. He states his operating habits are usually on 40/20 meters FT8, using a dipole and a 100 watt limit. Randy mentions that he doesn't do too well from there on SSB. He works FT8 usually on Thursday evenings (starting around 0600z). QSL via KX4QD.

W0, UNITED STATES (Special Event). For the 16th consecutive year, members of the Stillwater Amateur Radio Assn (SARA) radio club will be conducting a special event to remember the Edmund Fitzgerald. The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a severe storm on November 10th, 1975, with the loss of all 29 who were on board. Callsigns to be used W0JH and W0F on the following November 6th, 7th and 8th, 2020. They plan to use the W0JH callsign on SSB only, but to add a bit of spice to the event this year, they have also acquired a special 1x1 callsign, W0F, that they plan to use only on CW and other Digital modes. Work either call, send confirmation request to the E-mail address (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and confirmed contacts will receive the same certificate. When sending to this address, you will receive an auto-reply to let you know your request was received, but does not imply that your contact is confirmed.
QSL confirmation request only to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For more details, see QRZ.com under W0JH.

Z6 - A German team (DJ9KH, DL2AMD, DL2AWG, DL3APO, DL9GFB and DM2AUJ) will be active as Z66DX from Kosovo on 14-28 October. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY on 160-10 metres with up to three stations and a focus on the low bands. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, via DL2AWG (direct or bureau), and LoTW after six months. More information can be found on http://www.z66dx.de/.
Z6, KOSOVO (Update). A German team will be active as Z66DX from the capital city of Prystina in Kosovo between October 14-28th. Their plane will leave on Monday, October 12th, from Leipzig/Halle airport via Vienna to Pristina. Wolf, DM2AUJ, states, "The flights are confirmed OK, the material is stowed away and ready for transport. Werner, DJ9KH, will join us a day later. If everything goes according to plan, we will be QRV from October 14th. Hopefully, we don't have to struggle with too much local QRM; we will watch the bands closely so as not to miss an opening on the low bands and high bands. We are grateful for information about our signals via email. Please do not inquire about the log during the duration of the expedition! Also pay attention to the instructions of the operator! We look forward to every QSO, good luck! 73."
Operators mentioned are Werner/DJ9KH, Rainer/DL2AMD, Günte/DL2AWG (Co-leader), Peter/DL3APO, Franz/DL9GFB and Wolf/DM2AUJ (Team Leader). Activity will be on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8, with three IC-7300 stations on the air running 800 watts into 160/80m Verticals, others Loops Verticals with Spider poles. Suggested frequencies are (updated):
CW - 1823*, 3520, 7026, 10105, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906 and 28026 kHz
SSB - 1845, 3785, 7095/7120, 14210, 18120, 21275, 24955 and 28465 kHz
RTTY - 3585, 7044, 10145, 14095, 18105, 21082, 24920 and 28080 kHz
FT8 - 1836**, 3569, 7056, 10131, 14091, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz
*We will listen down for JA and up for others
** When working FT8 at JA Greyline, we listen on 1908
These are the planned operating frequencies. Depending of local situation, they may change the frequency. Please listen! They will work always split.
!Please avoid dupes!
QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau; recommended) or via DL2AWG, by the Bureau or direct (SAE and cash only - 3 USDs or EURs). LoTW will be activated 6 months after DXpedition. No eQSL! QSL requests with insufficient return postage will be answered via the Bureau. For more
details and updates, see: http://www.z66dx.de/?Welcome


Z8, SOUTH SUDAN (Update). Diya, YI1DZ, continues to be active as Z81D from Juba. He is there working (under the UN-WFP) until October 16th, and then he will take a two month break. He hopes to return back to Juba probably in January 2021. Activity will be during his free time there.
He informs OPDX that he works SSB and the Digital modes, but recently has concentrated on FT8 on 15 meters. No CW. Diya states that he has antennas for all HF bands, except 160m. QSL via OM3JW. All QSOs will be uploaded to QRZ.com, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW. Diya informs OPDX that Massimo, IZ0EGB, is still there working and active as Z81B, but may leave in December. Most of his activity has been on 40/20 meters SSB. QSL via IZ0EGA, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW.

Iota News

AN-015. Member and operators of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition team (JARE) continue to be active as 8J1RL from Showa Research Station, Queen Maud Land, until January 2021. Operators mentioned are Take/JA1AGS and Hiro/JH7JCX. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and the Digital modes. Most of the activity has been on 40/30/17 meters using mainly FT8 with some CW. QSL via JG2MLI or by the JARL Bureau.

EU-038. Volker, DL1WH, who was expected to be active as PA/DL1WH/p from the Island of Ameland between October 10-24th, has canceled his operation. Reason not given.

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

EU-113. Markus, DJ4EL, will be active as SV8/DJ4EL from three different islands in the IOTA group EU-113 between October 13-22nd. Islands mentioned are Kythira, Makrokythira and the rare Antikythera. Activity will probably be on 40-10 meters using SSB with quads and vertical antennas. QSL via LoTW or his home callsign.

EU-177. (Reminder) By the time you read this, Waldi, SP7IDX, will be active as SM/SP7IDX from Stora Alo-Boko Island [Oostergotland Countyhttps://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/ has the details.


75th ORLANDO HAMCATION POSTPONED (Letter From The Chairman)[editedhttps://www.hamcation.com
Also, check the ARRL Letter for October 8th, 2020: http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2020-10-08