DX-nieuws van week 44 - 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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3Y, BOUVET The Rebels will try to activate Bouvet somewhere December 2020. More to follow.

5R, MADAGASCAR. Sandro, IN3PPH, is expected to be active as 5R8SS from Andilana, Madagascar (AF-013), and Nosy Be Island (AF-053), once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via IN3PPH, direct or LoTW.

8Q - Depending on travel restrictions, Remo, HB9SHD will be active holiday style as 8Q7RM from Kandolhu, Maldives (AS-013) on 2-29 November. He expects to operate SSB, digital modes and some CW.

A4, OMAN. Khalid, A41CK, will be active as A42K in Muscat during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.

BD9, CHINA. Dale, BA4TB, will be active as BD9XE from XiNing City, QingHai Province, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSLs via BD9XE, direct or by the Bureau.

CE - Members of the Grupo Magallanes DX from Punta Arenas will be active as CB500AM on
1 November to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Strait of Magellan during the first global circumnavigation voyage. They will operate SSB on +/- 3685, 7138, 14230, 21330 and 28445 kHz. QSL VIA CE8PVT

CN - Special callsign CN45MS will be active on 1-7 November from Oujda, Morocco to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the so-called Marche Verte (Green March). QSL via RW6HS.

CQ3/CR3, MADEIRA. Helmut, DF7EE, will be active as CQ3W or CR3W during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 254-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL CQ3W via ClubLog's OQRS. QSL via DL5AXX. Outside of the contest, Helmut will be active as CT9/DF7EE.
QSL via his home callsign.

DT8, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Lee, DS4NMJ, will be part of a scientific team and plans to be active again from the King Se-Jong Korean Antarctic Base on King George Island, South Shetlands (VP8/SH), as DT8A sometime in 2021 (specific date are not confirmed yet). Activity will be on various HF bands
using CW, SSB and FT8, with 100 watts. QSL via DS5TOS.

EE5, SPAIN. Members of the Farfollas Contest Radio Team (EA5URT) from Aldaia (Valencia) will be active as EE5T during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: Santiago/EA5GI, Toni/EB5WC, Dom/EA5NY, Juan/EC5Y, Jose/EA5B, Vlad/EA5IMB, Luis/EC5A and Luis/EA5L. QSL via EA5URT. For more details about the
Farfollas Contest Radio Team, see: https://ea5urt.albertozayas.com

F - Fabien, F4HIK and Joel, F4IKA plan to be active as TM39EU from the Chausey Islands (EU-039) on 4-11 November. They will operate SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via F4HIK, Club Log and eQSL.

F - Michel, F8GGZ will be active as TM50GDG on 9-22 November to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the birth and the 50th anniversary of the death of Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French Forces in World War II and later President of France. Look for activity on 160-20 metres SSB and CW. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.

HB9, SWITZERLAND. Sven, HB9DXB, and three other operators will be active as HB9CC (the contest callsign and club station of the USKA section "Funkamateure, St. Gallen HB9SG") during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via HB9KNY, direct, by the
Bureau or LoTW (preferred).

HC - Members of the Azuay Radio Club (HC5ARC) will be active as HD200C from 31 October to 3 November in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the indipendence of the city of Cuenca. Look for activity on the HF bands and 6 metres SSB, CW, FT8/FT4. QSL via operator's instructions.

I - Once again special callsign IR3MD will be in use by ARI Rovereto on 1-30 November. The suffix stands for Maria Dolens, the mighty bell casted after World War I to commemorate the fallen in all wars. QSL via IN3MDR; information on the award can be found on qrz.com.

J8, ST. VINCENT AND GRENADINES. Oleh, UR5BCP/KD7WPJ, will be active as J8/UR5BCP from Saint Vincent Island (NA-109) between November 21-28th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using mainly FT8/FT8 and with some CW and SSB, with 100 watts. QSL via KD7WPJ, direct or by the Bureau. He
will be using LoTW for the Digital QSOs only.

K5, UNITED STATES (Bird DXpedition). Operators Ron/AD0DX and Doug/N6UA are planning to be in Big Bend National Park (WW Loc. DL88) on Sunday, October 25th. Activity will be on the FM and linear satellites. This will be a daytime activation because the Talley Campground in DL88 is
currently closed. QSL via AD0DX. See QRZ.com for more info (WX, Pass Predictions, Freq.).

KH9, WAKE ISLAND. Tom, NL7RR, was active as NL7RR/KH9 this past week, but will probably be QRT by the time you read this. However, reports indicate that he is expected to return after the new year.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operator Jaime, WP3A, will be active as KP2B from St. Croix, Virgin Island, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via EB7DX.

N5, UNITED STATES. Operators Marko/N5ZO and Larry/N6NC will be active as N5ZO/MM (Maritime Mobile) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. Mostly 20 meters, planning Saturday only. When on the way in zone 3, they will be signing N6NC/MM.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Pekka, OH2TA, will be active as OH0X from Brando Island (EU-002) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via LoTW or to OH2TA.

P4, ARUBA. Andy, AE6Y, will once again be active as P49Y from Aruba (SA-036), but this time during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via AE6Y or LoTW.

RQ30, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller-DX-Club (M-DX-C)will be active as RQ30DX to celebrate 30th anniversary of the founding of the International MILLER-DX-CLUB between November 16-29th. Operators mentioned are Andrey/R0AX and Sergey/UA0ADX. QSL via RQ7L,
direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

RT30, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller-DX-Club (M-DX-C)will be active as RT30DX to celebrate 30th anniversary of the founding of the International MILLER-DX-CLUB between November 16-29th. Operators mentioned are Alexei/UA4WW, RK4W, Mike/RT4W, Vladimir/RW4WA, Oleg/RM4W, Kostia/UD4W and Mikhail/R4WT. QSL via RQ7L, direct, by the
Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

RU30, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller-DX-Club (M-DX-C)will be active as RU30DX to celebrate 30th anniversary of the founding of the International MILLER-DX-CLUB between November 16-29th. Operators mentioned are Sergey/R3TKM, Mikhail/RC2T, R3TLH, Dmitrij/RT5T,
UA3123SWL and Oleg/RA3TOS. QSL via RQ7L, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

RV30, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller-DX-Club (M-DX-C)will be active as RV30DX to celebrate 30th anniversary of the founding of the International MILLER-DX-CLUB between November 16-29th. Operator mentioned is Valentin/RA2FU. QSL via RQ7L, direct, by the Bureau
or ClubLog's OQRS.

RW30, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller-DX-Club (M-DX-C)will be active as RW30DX to celebrate 30th anniversary of the founding of the International MILLER-DX-CLUB between November 16-29th. Operators mentioned are Sergey/RW1F, Vladimir/RW1A, Gennady/RW1C, Vladimir/RW1CW, Dmitrii/RU1M and Oleg/RD1A. QSL via RQ7L, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

RX30, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller-DX-Club (M-DX-C)will be active as RX30DX to celebrate 30th anniversary of the founding of the International MILLER-DX-CLUB between November 16-29th. Operators mentioned are Vladimir/RW0LX, Serge/RW0LD, Pavel/RW0LO, Vladimir/UA0LE, Valery/UA0LW, Alexander/UA0LDY, Vladimir/UA0LGF and Sergey/R0LER.
QSL via RQ7L, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

RY30, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller-DX-Club (M-DX-C)will be active as RY30DX to celebrate 30th anniversary of the founding of the International MILLER-DX-CLUB between November 16-29th. Operators mentioned are Igor/RM9RZ and Alex/R9RT. QSL via RQ7L, direct,
by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

RZ30, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller-DX-Club (M-DX-C)will be active as RZ30DX to celebrate 30th anniversary of the founding of the International MILLER-DX-CLUB between November 16-29th. Operators mentioned are Victor/R0CD, R0CBK, Sergey/RV0CG, Oleg/UA0CID,
RQ0C and RN0CW. QSL via RQ7L, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

 

TA - Special callsign TC35FSF will be active on 9-11 November to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Free Software Foundation, formed in 1985 in order to promote open-source software. Look for activity on 20 and 15 metres SSB, PSK31 and Olivia 8/250. QSL via TA2OZQ and LoTW. See https://www.qrz.com/db/TC35FSF for more information.

V3 - Bob, W0YBS will be active as V31CO from Caye Caulker (NA-073), Belize from 24 October to 13 November. He will operate CW, FT8, RTTY and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via W0YBS (direct or bureau)

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operator Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as VE2IM from Sept-Iles, QC (Zone 2), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power or Low-Power entry. Yuri states he will be there between October 19-26th, subject to travel and
COVID-19 restrictions. Activity (usually) before and after the contest will be on
CW, SSB and RTTY, and all HF bands including the 30/17/12 meter bands.
QSL via VE3DZ, direct or by the VE3DZ OQRS. He usually uploads to the LoTW. Or via LoTW.

VP9, BERMUDA. Jeff, N1SNB, will once again be active as VP9I (not VP9/N1SNB as first announced) from Bermuda (NA-005) between October 21-26th. Activity will be on various HF bands, but focused on the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

VP9, BERMUDA. Adrian, KO8SCA, will be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE's Hamilton Parish QTH, Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA 0201), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL VP9I via WW3S. For more details about the VP9GE station,
see: http://vp9ge.com

YB - DX World reports that a team from the YB Land DX Club is expected to be active as 7H9H from Habe Island (OC-275) between 25 October and 1 November.

ZB2, GIBRALTAR. Robert, M0TTT/ZB2TT, announced that he will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL ONLY via M0URX OQRS (Direct or Bureau) or LoTW.

ZM4, NEW ZEALAND. Youth operators Alec/ZL1HAZ, Jaidyn/ZL4WW and possibly Saskia/ZL2GQ and some other operators will be active as ZM4T during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or direct to ZL3IO. NO BUREAU QSLS.

ZM1, NEW ZEALAND. Jacky, ZL3CW, will be active as ZM1A from Tauranga during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via ZL3CW.

ZM4, NEW ZEALAND. Operators Ark/ZL/EI9KC, Michael/ZL2MY, Holger/ZL3IO, Wes/ZL3TE (W3SE), Xenia/ZL4YL and possibly Gary/ZL2IFB will be active as ZM4T during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or direct to ZL3IO.
NO BUREAU QSLS.

 

Antarctica base stations:
Belgrano II Base According to Henry, LU4DXU the Belgrano II Base in Antarctica (LU1ZG) is now active throughout October 2020. QRV mainly on FT8. IOTA reference is AN-011 (Ross Island). QSL via LoTW or LU4AA. Keep an eye on W.A.P Worldwide Antarctica Program for any further info.
Mirny Sation Alexander, RX3ABI is QRV as RI1ANM from Mirny Base, IOTA AN-016, until early 2021 while on work assignment. Activity during his spare time on 40 and 20 meters using FT8. QSL via home call.
Syowa Station The 61st Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition's overwintering team at the Syowa Station on East Ongul Island (AN-015), Antarctica includes Taka, JA1AGS and Hiro, JH7JCX. In their spare time they are QRV from the 8J1RL club station, with activity on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 metres mainly FT8. They will be there until January 2021. QSL via the bureau to 8J1RL, or direct to JG2MLI.

Iota News

AS-041. Operators Hiromi/JA4DND, Harumi/JR4OZR and Yuji/JA5ROH are now active as JA4DND/4, JR4OZR/4 and JA5ROH/4, from Oki Islands possibly until October 26th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via their home callsign through the JARL QSL Bureau.

EU-054. Giuseppe "Joe", IT9WDC, will be active as IF9A from Favignana Island (IIA TP-011, MIA
MI-025, WLOTA LH-1545) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest as (October 24-25th). QSL via IT9ATF.

OC-130. Waldo, DU9WTZ, just received the contest callsign DX9MM, and plans to be active from Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao Island, Philippines. during various contests. QSL via DU9WTZ.

OC-275. Members of the YB LAND DX Club of Indonesia, and from the ORARI Daerah Papua/Lokal Merauke will be active as 7H9H from Habe Island in West Papua between October 25th and November 1st. Activity wil be on various HF bands.

OC-298. (TX0T Tatakoto Atoll Update) Cezar, VE3LYC, reported on October 21st and 22nd, the following:
21st -- "In order to comply with current entry requirements of French Polynesia, I need to take a Covid-19 test on Friday, three days in advance of my departure flight. I am schedule for it at 9:50 am. There is no such thing here as a rapid test, so the results are not guaranteed to be available by
Monday morning, but I was told that most of them come within 24 to 48 hours. Fingers crossed!"
22nd -- All equipment is now packed and ready to go. I will have two large suitcases, a computer bag, and a long bag with the telescopic poles.
The TX0T operation is expected to take place between October 29th and November 5th. For more details and updates, see: https://tx0t.weebly.com

Qsl Info
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PIRATE ALERT.
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++ Silent Key ++

QSL VIA K0BJ ---> Juraj Sipos, OM2SA passed away on 1 October aged 67. He was the former QSL manager for the many DXpeditions conducted by Mike, KM9D & Jan, KF4TUG between 1999 and 2011 (including 3D2MO, 5W0MO, 9M2/KM9D, 9M6/KM9D, A35MO, A35TO, CE0Z/KM9D, E51QMA, E51TUG, FK/KF4TUG, FK/KM9D, FO/KM9D, FO0MOT, FO0MOT/p, FW0MO, FW0YL, H40MY, H44MY, H44TO, KM9D/KH8, T21MY, T2YL, T31MY, T32MO, T88CF, V63MY, V63TO, XR0ZY, YJ0AMY, YJ0ATU, ZF2MO, ZK1TUG, ZK2MO, ZK2TO, ZL/KM9D, ZL1CMY). Those who still need a paper QSL card can contact Bruce, K0BJ, who can provide "homebrew, IOTA-acceptable QSLs"
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3X: CANCELLATION ---> Owing to the ongoing pandemic, the Guinean embassy no longer issues tourist visas, and the Radio Club de Provins (F6KOP) has had to cancel its DXpedition to Kassa Island (AF-051), which was planned to be held in January 2021. Hopefully it will be rescheduled for
late 2021 or early 2022.
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CQWW NEWS FROM FAR NORTH (Press Release By Martti, OH2BH, dated October 21st)[editedhttps://www.nzart.org.nz/assets/infoline/2020/HQ-Infoline-Special-Issue-67.pdf

 

 

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