DX-nieuws van week 43 - 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...
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3D2/R, ROTUMA. Tony, 3D2AG, will once again visit his wife's family in December, and be active as 3D2AG/p. It is reported while there, Tony will erect a monument on the island to his son, who drowned during his last visit to the island in January this year. In his son's honor, Tony is calling this visit the "Rehanisi Memorial DXpedition". This trip will primarily be for the purpose of finalizing the tombstone memorial. He will stay on Rotuma (OC-060) until about mid-January 2021. Activity will
mostly be on CW and FT8. QSL directly to the address on QRZ.com. Please note that ClubLog is ONLY for FT8! For CW contacts, use PayPal for directQSOs please.
3V8, TUNISIA. Operator SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY) will be active as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at: http://www.kf5eyy.info
5E1, MOROCCO (Special Event). Members of a Moroccan radio group will be active as 5E1EC to commemorate the 40th day since the passing of Boumehdi El Moujahid, CN8EC, between October 23-31st. The group states that this is a tribute to an individual who was passionate and devoted to radio activity as well as a role model in ethics, a true leader and was admired by many of his colleagues. Operators mentioned are Kacem/CN8LR, Abdelghani/ CN8AM, Hassan/CN8SG, Mohamed/CN8KD, Azeddine/CN8PG, Mohamed/CN8AAD, Atmane/ CN8ATM, Mohamed/CN8PA, Saaid/CN8WW and Kaoukab/CN8QR. QSL via RW6HS.
4X - 4X0AAP is a special callsign for the Israel Amateur Radio Club to celebrate the recently signed Abraham Accords Peace Agreement (the treaty of full normalization between the United Arab Emirates and Israel) between 16 October and 1 November. More than seventy operators will be QRV from their home stations, and will append a serial number to the special callsign (4X0AAP/1, 4X0AAP/2, etc). QSL via 4X6ZM.
7Q - Russian Robinson Club's members RA1ZZ, R7AL and RZ3K plan to be active as 7Q7RU from near Embangweni, Malawi on 7-18 November. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H mode) on 160-10 metres with three stations and a focus on the low bands . QSL via Club Log'OQRS and LoTW. See https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/7q7ru for more information.
9M2 - 9M4S, the amateur radio station of the World Scout Bureau, will be activated this weekend from Kuala Lumpur (West Malaysia) during the 63rd Jamboree On The Air (JOTA).
9M6 - Saty, JE1JKL will be active again as 9M6NA (East Malaysia) during the CQ WW DX SSB
(24-25 October). He will be QRV on 40-10 metres; the station will be remotely operated, thus this activity will not be eligible for IOTA credit. QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS.
A6 - Similarly celebrating the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement, the Emirates Amateur Radio Society will be active as A60AAP between 16 October and 1 November. QSL via EA7FTR. Also look for A60AAP/1, A60AAP/2, etc. (see qrz.com for the QSL routes).
CB, CHILE. Members of the CE DX Group (3G1D/XR1D/CB1D) from La Huayca, Pozo Almonte, Atacama Desert, will be active as CB1D during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operator are Fernando/ CA1FCS, Sergio/CE3WW, Claudio/XQ1FM, Carlos/XQ1CR, Danilo/XQ4CW and with guest operators Pat/XQ1KY, Joe/CE1KR and Cesar/CE1NAH. QSL via XQ1FM.
CJ3/XL3, CANADA (Special Events). Ron, VA3RVK, will once again be active as XL3T between October 24th and November 24th. Activity is to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II and the Canadian Liberation. Also, look for him to sign CJ3T on November 28th for commemorating the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II.
QSL both callsigns via VE3AT.
CE - Radio Club Copiapo (CE1CPI) will operate special callsign XR33M from 13 October to 13 November. Look for activity on 80-6 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. This operation commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Copiapo mining accident, when 33 miners were rescued after being trapped 700 metres underground in a copper-gold mine in the Atacama Desert for 69 days. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via LZ1JZ.
CN - 5E1EC is a special callsign that a group of friends will be using on 23-31 October in memory of the late Boumehdi El Moujahid (CN8EC) who passed away on 16 September. QSL via RW6HS.
F - The Radio Club EME Phoceen, F5KDK will be active from Ile Ratonneau (EU-095) on 17-18 October for the Jamboree On The Air. The operators will be F4IDX, F4VSQ and F5SDD, along with some 20 scouts and guides. Look for activity on 3690, 7090, 7190 and 14290 kHz. QSL via F5SDD.
F - The Radio Club Vendeen (F6KUF) will be active as TM9VG on 1-15 November to celebrate the ninth edition of the Vendee Globe, which will set sail from Les Sables d'Olonne on 8 November. QSL via F6KUF (bureau) or F5OEV (direct). The Vendee Globe is the only round-the-world single-handed yacht race that is sailed non-stop and without assistance.
FG, GUADELOUPE. Philippe, F1DUZ, who was expected to be active as FG4KH from Guadeloupe
(NA-102) between October 16th and November 5th, canceled his trip. He states, "Covid complicate all things!! So the next activity for FG4KH will be ARRL DX and WPX in 2021, if all is OK!!!"
FS, ST. MARTIN (Postponed!). The TO9W team announced this past week that their December 2-11th operation has been canceled. The team posted the following on their Web page (http://www.k9el.com/TO9W/TO9W.htm)[editedhttp://www.pj4g.com
SM - Jef DD2CW, Dirk ON3UN and Francis ON6LY will be active again from SI9AM, the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Amateur Radio Society's station, on 21-28 October, including an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL for this activity via ON3UN, direct or bureau.
SV - Markus, DJ4EL has been active as SV8/DJ4EL since 13 October, and will remain QRV until 22 October. He is visiting the islands of Kythira, Antikythira and Makrokythira, which all count for IOTA group EU-113. He operates SSB mainly on 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
TG9, GUATEMALA. QSL Manager Pedro, EA5GL, informs OPDX that Dante, TG9ADM, from Guatemala City, will be daily on 3512 and 1802 kHz (+/- QRM) around 0300 UTC on CW for anyone who needs TG in those bands.
UE30, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller-DX-Club (M-DX-C)will be active as UE30DX to celebrate 30th anniversary of the founding of the International MILLER-DX-CLUB. QSL via RQ7L, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.
V3 - Jim, W2JHP will be active holiday style as V31TA from the Turneffe Islands
(NA-123), Belize from 12 October to 8 November. He will operate SSB and "maybe some digital". QSL direct to EA5GL.
VC3, CANADA. David, VE3SSJ, will be active as VC3R from his cottage on Lake Huron (VE3SSJ, WW Loc. EN85) in Ontario during both CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th).
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
VK - The Australian Rotarians Of Amateur Radio (ROAR) will operate special event station VK65PFA between 24 October and 24 November. The suffix stands for Polio Free Africa, and celebrates the eradication of the virus that causes poliomyelitis in Africa as announced by the World Health Organization a couple of months ago.
The campaign to eradicate polio by Rotary International was initiated by
Queensland-born Sir Clement Renouf (1921-2020).
VK65, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Members of the Australian Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR) are activating the special event station VK65PFA to celebrate the eradication of the wild Polio Virus in the 65 countries, States and Territories in Africa as announced by the WHO on August 25th, 2020. The activation commences on October 24th marking World Polio Day and will be active until November 24th, 2020. QSL via OQRS only. For more details, see QRZ.com.
VP9 - Jeff, N1SNB will be active as VP9/N1SNB from Bermuda (NA-005) on 21-26 October, with a focus on the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via home call and LoTW.
XR3, CHILE (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club de Copiapo are now active as XR33M between now and November 13th. Activity is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the successful rescue of the 33 miners in the "San José" mine in Chile. Look for operations to be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, SSTV, FT4/FT8, PSK and RTTY. Stations that make contact with XR33M will receive their special commemorative QSL via the Bureau once the activity is completed. If you prefer to receive your QSL directly, you can do so through QSL Manager LZ1JZ.
YB, INDONESIA. Hans, YB2DX, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to his home callsign.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Marty, NN1C, will once again be active from Grand Cayman Island. Length and time of his stay is unknown. Activity will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via K7ZO.
ZP, PARAGUAY. Manu, ZP9MCE, will be active from Hohenau during both CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entries with a focus on the Low Bands.
QSL via LoTW.
EU-074. (Reminder) Jerry, F4HJO, will be active as F4HJO/P from Brehat Island (ARLHS FRA-463, FFF-1194, DIFM MA-012) between October 17-24th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17 meters using mainly
SSB. QSL via F4HJO, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS (preferred) or LoTW.
NA-123. Jim, W2JHP, is once again active as V31TA from Turneffe Atoll (WW Loc. EK67ck), Belize, until November 8th. Activity will be limited but will be on various HF bands using SSB and maybe
some Digital modes. He is using 100 watts and a wire in a palm tree. QSL via EA5GL, direct, LoTW or eQSL.
OC-139. Grant, VK5GR, posted the following on his Web page on October 12th [editedhttps://vk5gr-iota.net
OC-298. (Update/New IOTA) Cezar, VE3LYC, will be active as TX0T from Tatakoto Atoll, French Polynesia, between October 29th and November 5th. He posted the following on his TX0T Web page:
-October 10th -- The operation will be conducted from CH02SP grid square (~17.3428 S, 138.4500 W), which you should use when checking the forecast for propagation conditions at your location.
-October 11th -- Accommodation in Washington DC and Papeete was booked and paid for. All components for the CW/SSB activity were tested and found to operate as designed.
-October 14th -- All equipment has been tested and performed as designed. While I do not intend to operate FT8 if propagation conditions allow for CW/SSB contacts, I have included a contingency for it, in case of unforeseen major solar disturbance that would seriously affect communication using these modes."
QSL via VE3LYC direct, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
QSL VIA DIRECT (Use ONLY ONE of the options below):
(a) PREFERRED: OQRS from ClubLog, no need to mail cards and/or SAE.
(b) Mail QSO data for each callsign separately, with SAE and sufficient return postage (min USD 3) to: Cezar Trifu, 4986 Bath Rd., Bath, Ontario K0H 1G0, Canada.
Direct requests which do not comply with this policy will be replied via the bureau.
QSL VIA BUREAU (Use ONLY ONE of the options below):
(a) PREFERRED: Request card using bureau option from ClubLog.
(b) Mail your card through the bureau to VE3LYC. Cards will be sent out based on 'first received, first replied' service.
PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST A QSL VIA THE BUREAU IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE IT DIRECTLY!
For more details and updates, see: https://tx0t.weebly.com
CANCELLATIONS ---> Travel restrictions as well as general health and safety issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic are again affecting quite a number of operations:
FG4KH-----------Guadeloupe-----16 October-5 November------postponed to 2021
XT2MAX--------Burkina Faso-----20 November-7 December---cancelled
YN5AO----------Nicaragua---------21 November-5 December---cancelled
J88PI------------NA-025-------------23 November-1 December---postponed to 2021
TO9W----------Saint Martin-------02-11 December----------------postponed to 2021
The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU, https://www.iaru.org) held its annual meeting on 8-10 October 2020. The AC is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU and consists of the three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional organizations.
Originally planned to take place in Novi Sad, Serbia, just before the IARU Region 1 Conference in that city, both the AC meeting and the conference had to be held virtually owing to Covid-19 travel restrictions. The virtual meeting format had the benefit of allowing participation by additional observers from the regional organizations and real-time presentations of reports to the AC from the specialized IARU coordinators and advisors.
Recently appointed EMC Coordinator Dr. Martin Sach (G8KDF) reported on what is being done on behalf of the IARU in CISPR, the International Special Committee on Radio Interference. Martin and his predecessor, Tore Worren (LA9QL), continue to work together to address the need for reasonable standards to limit the increasing threat of radio spectrum pollution from proliferating digital devices and wireless power transmission.
IARU Beacon Project Coordinator Peter Jennings (AB6WM/VE3SUN) reported on the status of the HF time-shared beacon network that is supported by the Northern California DX Foundation and the IARU. He explained recent and planned upgrades and the many applications and uses being made of the network.
Satellite Advisor Hans Blondeel Timmerman (PB2T) described the work of the Satellite Frequency Coordination Panel. Steps are being taken to address the growing number of non-amateur satellites using amateur-satellite spectrum.
Special Advisor for Emergency Communications Rod Stafford (W6ROD) explained his work representing the IARU in the ITU Development Sector (ITU-D), particularly with regard to disaster communications, and preparations for the World Telecommunication Development Conference scheduled for November 2021. He highlighted an opportunity to promote amateur radio in ITU-D as a training platform for youth.
Preparations are already underway for the next World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), currently expected to be held in 2023. A team of some 20 IARU volunteers from all continents led by IARU Vice President Ole Garpestad (LA2RR) is engaged in the preparatory processes of the ITU and the regional telecommunications organizations (RTOs). The AC reviewed a draft of preliminary IARU positions on the WRC-23 agenda items of concern to the amateur and amateur-satellite services. The Action Plan for the remainder of 2020 and 2021 was reviewed; it will be subject to continual adjustment in response to the continuing
impact of the pandemic on international travel.
In 2019 a committee was formed to address the growing pressure on amateur spectrum allocations, particularly the secondary allocations, at 144 MHz and above. The committee reported on its work to date in defining present and future spectrum requirements. Additional information will be sought from the amateur community on how this spectrum is being utilized.
The AC received and discussed an in-depth report from its Working Group on the Future of IARU and agreed to steps for evolving toward a more flexible organization and strengthened relationships with all stakeholders in the global amateur radio community and telecommunications ecosystem. An application for IARU membership from the Amateur Radio Union of the Kyrgyz Republic was received and will be submitted to the member-societies for approval.
Noting the many ways that the global amateur radio community has responded positively to the challenges posed by the pandemic, the AC agreed to develop a related theme for World Amateur Radio Day, 18 April 2021.
AC members attending the meeting were IARU President Tim Ellam (VE6SH/G4HUA), Vice President Ole Garpestad (LA2RR), Secretary David Sumner (K1ZZ), regional representatives Don Beattie (G3BJ), Hans Blondeel Timmerman (PB2T), Ramon Santoyo (XE1KK), George Gorsline (VE3YV), Wisnu Widjaja (YB0AZ) and Ken Yamamoto (JA1CJP). Participating as observers were regional executive committee members Sylvain Azarian (F4GKR), Mats Espling (SM6EAN), Jose Arturo Molina (YS1MS), Jay Bellows (K0QB) and Peter Young (VK3MV), and IARU
Assistant Secretary Joel Harrison (W5ZN).
Additional virtual meetings of the AC will be scheduled in the coming months. It is hoped that an in-person meeting can be held in October 2021.