DX-nieuws van week 45 - 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 2020Nov 

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4X - Special event station 4X0RMN will be active on 13-14 November from Makhtesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Israel's largest national park. QSL via 4X6ZM, LoTW and eQSL.

7Q, MALAWI (Reminder/Update). Operators from the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will be active as 7Q7RU near Embangweni, Malawi, between November 7-18th. Operators mentioned are Lilia/EW7L, Vasily/R7AL, Vladimir/R9LR, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Al/RZ3K and possibly others (On-site support from Don/K6ZO/ 7Q6M, Junior/7Q7JN and Andy/UA3FQ). Activity will be on 160/80/60/40/30/
20/17/15/12/10/6/2 meters (with a focus on 160/80m) and 70cm using CW, SSB, FT8 (F/H mode) and Satellites. QSL via R7AL, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see: https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/7q7ru
ADDED NOTE: The RRC team announced this past week, the "MALAWI 2020 7Q7RU" plaque. This plaque is issued for contacts with the Russian Team 7Q7RU. To get this plaque you need to work 3 QSOs with 7Q7RU between November 7-19th, 2020. Plaque's size 200 ? 250mm. Plaque's fee 44 USDs or 39 EURs. Payment is via PayPal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The fee includes shipping
by air mail. For the top 10 radio operators that fulfills the plaque's requirements first, they will receive a special plaque free of charge starting with number 001. All logs for checking will be uploaded to ClubLog service. Questions and/or applications free form should be sent to
RW3DD (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For more info or to see the plaque, go to:

8P, BARBADOS. Charles, 8P6ET, will be active as 8P1W during both CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry, and the CQWW 160m CW Contest (January 29-31st) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via KU9C.

8Q, MALDIVES. Nobby, G0VJG, will once again be active as 8Q7CQ between January 14-29th. Operations this time will be from Reethi Faru, Filaidhoo Island (AS-013). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. His equipment will be a FT-897 with a 400 watt amp into
a small 6m beam, DK9SQ vertical loop for the HF bands and possibly a 3 element tri-bander. QSL via M0OXO OQRS, direct or ClubLog's OQRS.

F - Rodrigue, F8DFO will be active as TM1GC between 18 November and 2 December. The special callsign memorialises Carl F. Gauss (1777-1855), one of the most influential mathematicians of all time. QSL via F8DFO.

FT/X, KERGUELEN ISLAND. Gildas, TU5KG, is now active as FT5XT/MM off of Kerguelen Island. Operating as Maritime Mobile (/MM) does not count for DXCC. However, Gildas, who is on a fishing boat, has been known to sometimes go a shore and operate. He has operated as FT5XP in 2006, FT5XR in 2008, FT5XS in 2009 and FT5XT in 2010/2011/2016. Watch the QSNs carefully
on the DXCluster spots. QSL via F4DXW.

HD1, ECUADOR (Postponed). Members of the HCDX Group, who were expected to be active as HD1X from a remaining tropical rainforest from Chocó eco-region (Grid FI09iv) between October 31st and November 3rd, have announced on October 29th (on Twitter) that their operation has been postponed due to the second wave of massive COVID-19 infection.

HD200, ECUADOR (Special Event). Members of the Azuay Radio Club will only be active as HD200C for a few more days until November 3rd. Activity is to celebrate the 200th anniversary of independence of Cuenca city. Operations are on various HF band and 6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 and on the FM satellites. QSL via HC5ARC. A special award will be available via E-mail to all stations that work at least 3 QSOs on different bands and/or modes.

J8 - Oleh, KD7WPJ plans to be active as J8/UR5BCP from St. Vincent Island (NA-109) on 21-28 November. He will operate FT8, FT4, CW and SSB on 40-6 metres. QSL via KD7WPJ (direct or bureau); digimodes QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.

KH7, HAWAII. Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active as KH7M (the Pu'u O'o Radio Club callsign/station) from Volcano during the CQWW DX CW (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via KH6ZM (USA/Canada) or to I0MWI (the rest of the world).

LY111, LITHUANIA (Special Event). Members of the Radistu Asociacija (LY0A) will be active as LY111A to commemorate the 111th anniversary of General Jonas Zemaitis (aka Vytautas), Chairman of the Presidium of the LLKS, until November 30th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via LY5A.

OG1, FINLAND (Special Event). Members of the Market Reef DX Association (OH9A) gang will operate with the special event Christmas callsign OG1XMAS between November 29th and December 26th. Activity will be on on all HF bands and modes. They state, "This operation is EcoFrendly: We confirm
all our QSOs via LoTW and Clublog."

ON - Within a decade after the end of World War I, the devastated Westhoek region of Belgium rose like a Phoenix from its ashes, and by the end of the 1920s the reconstruction was largely completed. UBA Sections ARA from Gullegem and IPR from Ypres will join the
"Feniks 2020" campaign: https://www.flandersfields.be/en/feniks2020 and be active as OP20FENIKS throughout November, especially over the weekends and on Remembrance Day (11 November). They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF and VHF bands. QSL via ON5YL, direct or bureau.

OP0, BELGIUM (Special Event). Members of the UBA-KTK will be active as OP0PEACE from Kortrijk to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War through the month of November, and ask for peace in our world today. See QRZ.com for more details.

PA20/PD20/PA21, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Operators Ray/PA5DX and Wim/PD8DX will be activating three special event callsigns, PA20XMAS, PD20SANTA and PA21HNY during the Christmas and New Year holiday season (specific dates not stated). Activity of operations and modes were not
mentioned, but there will be a special award for working at least 2 Christmas stations to download on QRZ.com at: https://www.qrz.com/db/PA20XMAS
No QSLs will be available and only the award will be available...

PE75, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Henk, PE4T, will be active as PE75T from Peize until December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Dutch Radio Amateur Organization Veron. Currently, his operation has been on various HF bands using FT8.

SV - Nine multi-operator special event stations - namely SX1A, SX2A, SX3A, SX4A, SX5A (Dodecanese), SX6A, SX7A, SX8A and SX9A (Crete) - will be active during the countdown to the 200th anniversary of the "Agonas" (the Struggle), the Greek Revolution of 1821 which led to the formation of modern Greece. The countdown will start at -99 days to the actual celebration day (25 March 2021), and a serial number will be appended to each special callsign as follows:
16-25 December---------------from SX9A/99 to SX9A/90
26 December-05 January----from SX8A/89 to SX8A/80
05-14 January------------------from SX7A/79 to SX7A/70
15-24 January------------------from SX6A/69 to SX6A/60
25 January-03 February-----from SX5A/59 to SX5A/50
04-13 February----------------from SX4A/49 to SX4A/40
14-23 February----------------from SX3A/39 to SX3A/30
24 February-05 March------from SX2A/29 to SX2A/20
06-15 March-------------------from SX1A/19 to SX1A/10
16 March-----------------------SX9A/9
17 March-----------------------SX8A/8
18 March-----------------------SX7A/7
19 March-----------------------SX6A/6
20 March-----------------------SX5A/5
21 March-----------------------SX4A/4
22 March-----------------------SX3A/3
23 March-----------------------SX2A/2
24 March-----------------------SX1A/1
The serial numbers will be dropped only on 25 March. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or direct to SV2GWY. An award will be available, see qrz.com's entry for any of the special callsigns.

TA - TA0ACL, TA2FB and TA2IJ will be active as TC97TC on 29-31 October to celebrate the 97th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey (29 October 1923). QSL via LoTW; a certificate will be downloadable from https://logman.taqst.net/

UA - Special callsigns R2020DX, R30MDXC, RA30DX, RC30DX, RD30DX, RG30DX, RJ30DX, RK30DX, RL30DX, RM30DX, RN30DX, RO30DX, RQ30DX, RT30DX, RU30DX, RV30DX, RW30DX, RX30DX, RY30DX, RZ30DX and UE30DX will be active on 16-29 November to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Miller DX Club (http://mdxc.ru/). QSLs via RQ7L.

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operator Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as VE2IM from Sept-Iles, QC (Zone 2), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power or Low-Power entry. Again, Yuri states his operation is 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.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. Jim, K4QPL, will once again be active as VP5M from Providenciales Island (NA-002) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K4QPL or LoTW. PLEASE, NO BUREAU QSLS. Outside of the contest, he will sign as VP5/K4QPL.

VP8, ANTARCTICA. According to the Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) Web page and other sources, Sebastian, SQ1SGB, will once again be active from Halley VI British Antarctic Research Station (WAP GBR-40). He will be sailing there sometime in December, and he hopes to be active for 5 weeks in 2021 (approx. between January 1st and February 10th was mentioned).
His callsign will be SQ1SGB/VP8 (VP8DOI or VP8HAL), but if this VP8 callsign is not allowed due to the new rules of the Falklands authorities, look for Seba to use an alternative (possibly SQ1SGB/A or maybe /ANT or /P). Activity is usually or mainly on 40/20 meters (watch 7170 kHz and 14305 kHz) each day at 0100 UTC for one hour. Sometimes he can be active at 1000 and 1630 UTC. QSL via EB7DX.

XT, BURKINA FASO. Al, F8FUA, will once again be active as XT2BR from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sometime in 2021. He usually uses an Elecraft K3 with 100 watts into a hexbeam and dipoles, operating on CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (DXpedition mode) if possible. Log will be updated when possible depending on his Internet access. QSL direct (with SAE and 2 USDs) or via the REF QSL Bureau. After his operation, Al usually uploads his log to LoTW. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

YI - Giorgio, IU5HWS has been stationed in Iraq with the Italian Army since September and expects to remain there until around 20 January. The Iraqi Amateur Radio Society has authorized him to be QRV as YI9/IU5HWS until his requested callsign (YI9WS) is granted by the National Communications and Media Commission.


Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Sigfrido, IW9FMD (5H0RS, 7Q7RS, HB9FFN, T6AB), is once again active as Z81S from South Sudan. The length of his stay is unknown. He is there working with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in South Sudan). Activity will be limited to his free time, but most of his operations has been on 15 meters SSB so far. QSL via IT9YVO direct only.


Iota News
The logs for the IOTA Contest 2020 island stations have now been added to the IOTA database and are available for QSO matching. Recordholders who have made IOTA contacts in an IOTA contest after 2003, can claim credit for them without submitting QSLs, provided that the contact details match. Go to https://iota-world.org/, log in, select "Add Contest QSOs" under the "My IOTA" tab, and choose either "Upload Contest Log" or "Manual QSO Entry".

NA-134. Bo, OZ1DJJ, is once again active as OX3LX from Asiaat Islands (WW Loc. GP38NQ), Greenland, until November 16th. 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 in morning 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-298. (TX0T Tatakoto Atoll Update) Cezar, VE3LYC, is now active as TX0T from Tatakoto Atoll until November 5th. Activity has been on 40/30/20/17 meters using mostly CW and with some SSB. For more details and updates, see: https://tx0t.weebly.com

SA-079. (Canceled Again!) Members of the PARA DX Group who were planning another attempt to activate (for the first time ever) Ilha das Palmas (new DIB for Brazil, RJ [to be definedhttps://www.qrz.com/db/zv1m


Qsl Info
Many log updates received in the last few days with 14k Qs uploaded to OQRS from: 5Z4VJ, C44C, HK3C, PJ4DX, TI7W, VK8NSB, ZB2TT all OQRS open:

QSL VIA PA1AW ---> Alex, PA1AW has picked up the QSLing duties for the stations previously managed by PA3CAL. These include past operations (PA143ITU, PA200NL, PA65VERON, PA6WPX, PA80ZERO, PH100MGY, PH100SPL, PH6Q, PH75AJU, PI25COM, PI60HQ, PI70VERON) as well as active callsigns PI4COM, PI4HQ and PA6HQ (VERON's HQ station in the IARU HF World Championship).

QSL Manager Pedro, EA5GL, informs OPDX that he is now the manager for the following: 9G5AF and 9G2DX. PLEASE NOTE: The AARC (Accra Amateur Radio Club) callsign, 9G2DX, has been used on an expedition before, and Pedro will only confirm the contacts made since 2020 hereinafter.

NEW QSL ROUTE. Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL Manager for CN8GC.

QSL STATUS FOR HK3W. Siso, HK3W, informs OPDX of the following [editedhttps://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/build-a-longdistance-data-network-using-ham-radio

New local Radio Star of Lakshadweep, Aboobaker, got the Amateur Radio Licence issued by Ministry of Communications, Govt. of India with the callsign VU3EBX

HD1X: CANCELLED ---> The 31 October-3 November operation from the Choco eco-region of Ecuador has been cancelled owing to "the uncertainty of local policies regarding mobility and other health measures". New dates will be announced as soon as possible: https://twitter.com/HCDX_Group.

JX0X: CANCELLED ---> The DXpedition to Jan Mayen (18 September-2 October 2021) has been cancelled. "While we worked hard for 18 months to secure the entry permit, the permit to stay onshore, the fundraising and the logistics - we have come to the conclusion that there are too many uncertainties involved in this project", the JX0X team announced on 26 October. "There is not a single reason that we cancel, but rather several reasons right up to today that altogether makes this a difficult project to complete. We would like to thank everybody who donated upfront to the JX0X DXpedition, and who believed in our team and our project. You all made a contribution to have the opportunity to work us guys next year, and you all made a difference no matter what you donated. It is people like you who donated upfront that makes DXing happen. Without upfront donations we will see less tent and generator DXpeditions to expensive places. We will start refunding 100% all paypal donations, and you should see your support returned soon".

ZV1M: CANCELLED ---> The 29 October-1 November IOTA DXpedition to Ilha das Palmas (SA-079) has been cancelled owing to adverse weather forecast.

The K7RA Solar Update
Our sun is finally waking up


CQ NEWS (Press Release, dated October 26th). STAN BROADWAY, N8BHL, NAMED
Ohio, has been named CQ magazine's Emergency Communications Editor, CQ
Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. The post has been vacant for several months. Broadway is currently the ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator for Ohio, as well as Emergency Coordinator for his home county. He also co-manages the amateur station at the Ohio State Emergency Operating Center (W8SGT), holds a SHARES (SHAred RESources High Frequency Radio Program) license through the State of Ohio and participates in the Federal Emergency
Management Agency's Regional Communications Coordination Working Group for his area.
Stan is retired from a 50-year career in public service, including over 20 years as an emergency dispatcher and 35 years as both a volunteer and paid firefighter. He has configured dispatch centers, conducted training programs for both professional and amateur radio communicators, and has
been involved in managing major situations ranging from major tornadoes to deploying amateur radio networks for a national political convention. Stan wrote about this for CQ in 2016). He was first drawn into ham radio more than 40 years ago by listening to a VHF severe weather net in Columbus, Ohio, and to the Hurricane Watch Net, which he currently serves as a board member and net control operator.
CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, commented: "With emergency and public service communications continuing to play a central role in amateur radio, especially as we face a greater number and severity of natural disasters, I look forward to working with Stan and having him share his
experience and expertise with CQ readers."
Broadway's first column will appear in the December, 2020 issue.