DX-nieuws van week 47 - 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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3G, CHILE (LH OPs). A joint bi-national expedition by Radio Club Talcahuano (CE5TH) and Expeditionary Grupo Eco Radio plan to activate six lighthouses on the air on the South American Lighthouse Weekend in February 2021. The lighthouses to be activate are:
3G5C -- Cocholgue
3G5P – Puchoco
3G5H -- Punta Hualpen
3G5S -- Lutrin
3G5I -- Quiriquina Island
3G5T -- Punta Tumbes
Look for more details of this "February in the lighthouses of Chile" expedition to be forthcoming. QSLs will be "ONLY DIGITAL QSL CONFIRMATION."
6O - Ali, EP3CQ will be back to Mogadishu, Somalia from 15 November for two months. In his spare time he will operate mainly FT8 on various bands as 6O1OO.
QSL direct to Ali Solhjoo, Weimarer Str. 29, 10625 Berlin, Germany. He has processed and mailed out all of the QSL requests received until 10 November.
7Q, MALAWI (Update). Operators from the Russian Robinson Club (RRC), solved their visa issues and are now active as 7Q7RU near the city of Embangweni, Malawi, until November 18th. Activity is 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
The RRC team also announced the "7Q7RU Band-Slot Challenge". The purpose of this competition is working 7Q7RU on as many different bands and modes as possible based on ClubLog scores. TOP TEN stations will win a special plaque sponsored by team members and shipped from Russia worldwide. The top 10 radio operators that fulfill the plaque's requirements first, will receive a special plaque free of charge starting with number 001 to 010.
For more info or to see the plaque, go to:
7Z20/8Z20/HZ20, SAUDI ARABIA (Special Event). Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society will be activating special event stations 7Z20G, 8Z20G and HZ20G during the G20 Riyadh summit, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. The summit is being held between November 13-23rd. QSL via LoTW or direct to:
Saudi Amateur Radio Society, P.O. Box: 12251, Riyadh 11473, Saudi Arabia.
8A10, INDONESIA (Special Event). Members of the ORARI Darerah Jawa Timur Lokal Surabaya (YH3BL) will be active as 8A10N to celebrate Indonesia's "National Heros Day 2020" through December 10th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.
8G12/8H12/8I12/YI1, INDONESIA (Special Event). Members of the ORARI Tangerang Selatan Club (YH1RI) will be active as 8G12TS, 8H12TS and 8I12TS, and club station YH1RI, between now and November 25th. Activity is to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the South Tangerang city's independence (11/26/2008). Operations will be on 80/40 meters using mostly SSB. Special diploma (eAward) is available. For details, see QRZ.com under YH1RI or the Web page:
An eQSL card is given to those who have successfully made contact with the special callsign 8G12TS, 8H12TS, 8I12TS and club station YH1RI, and can be downloaded via the Web page (https://oraritangsel.or.id/).
A450, OMAN (Special Event). Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (A47RS) will be using the special prefix A450 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "National Day of Oman" between November 15-25th. QSL all callsigns via A47RS, eQSL or LoTW.
A4 - Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society members are allowed to use the A450 prefix on 15-25 November to celebrate the 50th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman. For example, A41ZZ will use A450ZZ and A41CK will use A450CK. QSL for all of the A450 callsigns via A47RS.
A9 - Members of the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society will be active as A91WTVD on 17-21 November. QSL via LoTW, or via EC6DX. The special callsign's suffix stands for World Television Day (21 November).
AU2, INDIA (Special Event). For the 15th year, look for special event station AU2JCB, to be active between November 20th and December 15th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB. Suggested frequencies are (depending on the propagation): 3710, 7040, 7150, 14210, 14250, 14310, 21235, 21310, 21350, 28490, 28510 and 28545 kHz. On FM Mode: 6m – 50800 and 51500; 10m 29700 kHz. If higher bands are open, operations will be on those bands. The operator will be Datta, VU2DSI. QSL direct (with 2 IRCs) to VU2DSI to: Datta Degaokar, Surabhi Mehherabad, Ahmednagar, MH 414006, INDIA. Operations are to celebrate the 161st anniversary of the birth (November 30th) of Sir Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, India’s great scientist and inventor who they consider the "Father of Wireless Communication". For more details, see the following Web pages at:
ADDED NOTE: There will be other VU operators celebrating this anniversary.
This year in 2020 look for the following stations:
AT2JCB -- Operator Nilkhantha, VU3ZHA, from Kolkatta;
AU3JCB -- Operator Jagadev, VU2EVU, from Bijapur; QSL via direct
AU8JCB -- Operator Arun, VU3MZE, from Kolkatta;
VU5JCB -- Operator Pramod, VU2XPN, from Kolhapur; QSL via direct
* Ten more stations will operate from Kolkatta with JCB in the prefix.
CQ750, PORTUGAL (Special Event). Valdemar, CT7AQD, will be active with the special callsign CQ750RSI to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the birth of Queen Saint Isabel from Coimbra between January 1st, 2021, and December 31st, 2021. QSL via CT7AQD. For more details, see QRZ.com.
D6, COMOROS. Don, K6ZO (ex-D68GA), currently active as 7Q6M, posted on QRZ.com, on November 12th, that he was issued the callsign D60AB (in October) for Comoro Islands (AF-007). He has permission to be active on 160/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. He was expected to leave Malawi for
Comoros on November 15th. Length of stay is unknown. QSL via K6ZO direct.
HZ - The Saudi Amateur Radio Society (HZ1SAR) has announced that special event stations HZ20G, 7Z20G and 8Z20G are expected to be QRV on 17- 23 November on the occasion of the G20 Summit in Riyadh.
J8, ST. VINCENT AND GRENADINES (Update). 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. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) for a few hours as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via KD7WPJ, direct or by the Bureau. He will be using LoTW for the Digital QSOs only.
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Dan, K8RF, will be active as NP2J from St. Croix during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL via LoTW or direct:
Dan Flaig, PO Box 25941, Christiansted, VI 00824-194. PLEASE, no Bureau cards.
OE - 4U2STAYHOME is the special callsign reactivated by the VIC Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (4U1A, http://www.cqdx.ru/4u1a/) until 31 December during the current second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. This activity counts for Austria for DXCC, and for the Vienna International Centre for the CQ DX Marathon. QSL via UA3DX, direct or bureau.
OE50, AUSTRIA (Special Event). Members of the Austrian DX Board (ADXB) [OE1XBChttp://www.sp2pby.pl/.
SN, POLAND (Special Event). Members of the Ostrow Radio Amateur Radio Club (SP3POW ) are active as SN3ISS until December 21st. Activity is to celebrate 20th anniversary of active amateur radio communication service on the International Space Station (ISS). QSL via SP3POW. A special
diploma is available. The issuer of the diploma is the Polish Amateur Radio Association (PZK) in cooperation with ARISS and with the organizers' of special event stations: HF20ISS, SN20ISS, SN3ISS, HF7ISS, HF8ISS, HF9ISS, 3Z20ARISS and SO1SS. For more details, see:
SX40, GREECE (Special Event). Look for special event callsign SX40ARES to be active to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Emergency Services (A.R.E.S.). Length of activity is not known.
TC371, TURKEY (Special Event). Furkan, TA7AOF, will be active as TC371B to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (1B). QSL via TA7AOF (see QRZ.com for details).
PLEASE NOTE: The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is a self proclaimed state (part of Cyprus), which is only recognized by Turkey. The TRNC does not count for anything for DXCC purposes. Also, the use of the 1B prefix is illegal and is not sanctioned by the ITU. For more
details about TRNC, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Cyprus
Also, please read the article written by SM0JHF: https://dxnews.com/north-cyprus-trnc
TM13, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for special event station TM31TLT to be active from the village of Velaux (Bouches du Rhône, WW Loc. JN23PM) between December 4-5th. Activity is to encourage support for research on genetic diseases during the French "TÉLÉTHON 2020". Operations will be
on 80-6 meters (depending on propagation) using CW, SSB and FT8. Operators mentioned are Pierrick/F1CEP, Jean-Paul/F1MGC, Marc/F4IDB, Hubert/F5JYS, Patrice/F5RIJ, Laurent/F6FEH, Serge/F6IXH and Janou/F8IGA. QSL via eQSLor direct via F5RIJ (QRZ.com).
TM30, FRANCE (Reminder/Special Event). Members of the Ondes et MicroInformatique Radio Club (F6KUQ) are using the special callsign TM30CDR from Cestas until November 22d. Activity is to celebrate the "International Day of the Rights of the Child" (November 20th). Operations
will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via F6KUQ (paper QSL via Bureau or eQSL).
VU - Datta, VU2DSI will be active once again as AU2JCB from 20 November to 15 December to commemorate the birth date (30 November 1858) on Indian physicist and radio pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose. Look for activity on 3710, 7040, 7150, 14210, 14250, 14310, 21235, 21310, 21350, 28490, 28510, 28545, 29700, 50800 and 51500 kHz. QSL direct to home call. Datta reports that other stations are expected to join the celebrations, including AU3JCB (QSL via VU2EVU), AU5JCB (QSL via VU2XPN), AU8JCB (QSL via VU3MZE) and AT2JCB (QSL via VU3ZHA).
YB - The ORARI branch of Jakarta Utara (YH0AG) will operate special callsign 8A10NOV on 13-15 November for Hari Pahlawan ("Heroes' Day"), the Remembrance Day annually celebrated on 10 November in Indonesia. Look for activity on 80, 40, 20 and 15 metres FT8, as well as on 40 metres SSB. A certificate will be available: https://www.orarilokaljakut.or.id/.
YB - The ORARI branch of Tangerang Selatan (YH1RI) will operate special callsigns 8G12TS, 8H12TS and 8I12TS on 14-25 November to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the city of South Tangerang, established on 26 November 2008. Look for activity on 80 and 40 metres SSB. A certificate will be available: https://oraritangsel.or.id/award2020/.
YB0, INDONESIA. Pri, YB0ECT, from Jakarta, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry. QSL via W2FB only!
AS-023. Kenji, JA4GXS, will once again be active as JA4GXS/6 from Amami Oshima Island between December 18-20th. Activity will be on 40-17 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via his home
callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
AS-025. Vladimir, R0FP, who now is a resident on Iturup Island, will be active on various HF bands (he favors 20m). QSL via RZ3EC.
OC-137. (Reminder) 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:
OC-298. The DXNEWS.com posted the following interesting article on November 15th, called "Tatakoto Atoll TX0T Story" at: https://dxnews.com/tatakoto-atoll-tx0t-story
QSL NL0H VIA M0OXO ---> Henry, NL0H has relocated from Nome (mainland Alaska) to St. Lawrence Island (NA-040). Consequently, there are three separate logs on M0OXO's OQRS (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php) that cover Henry's past and current activity:
NL0H = operations from when he lived on the mainland
NL0H/P NA-040 = initial portable operations from the island (May 2019 and February 2020)
NL0H NA-040 = current operations as a resident on the island
"If you are unsure of where you worked Henry", M0OXO says, "check all three logbooks or email me". New full colour QSL cards are being printed and will be available via M0OXO's OQRS or direct only to Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG, United Kingdom.
QSL Manager Pedro, EA5GL, informs OPDX that he is now the manager for the following stations: D73A, XR1T (SA-069 in 2016) and XR2T (SA-086 in 2014)
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Wojciech Nietyksza, SP5FM passed away on 6 November, aged 87.
First licensed in 1954 as SP5UX, he "made an enormous contribution to the work of IARU Region 1 and to the cause of amateur radio in Europe". For ten terms in a row (1972-2002) he served as Chairman of the IARU Region 1 External Relations Committee, Vice-President and member of the IARU Region 1 Executive Committee. "Being notably active within the ITU, CEPT and other
bodies in the area of the international amateur and professional radio world, his actions resulted in a significant increase in the importance of the amateur radio service, and the current possibility of operation on the extended 7 MHz band was one of his most remarkable achievements".
John Devoldere, ON4UN passed away peacefully on 9 November, after being in declining health over the past few months. Licensed at twenty years of age in 1961, he soon developed a strong interest in contesting and DXing on the low bands. In 1979 he was the first operator to earn the
5-Band WAZ award, and his 80m DXCC overall score (364) still places him in first position worlwide. The impressive list of John's accomplishments is detailed in his profile on qrz.com.
He was inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame (1997) and the CQ DX Hall of Fame (2008); in 2013 he received the YASME Excellence Award, whose justification says it all: "Along with building one of the premier amateur stations in the world, John's contributions to the DXing community have been extensive. Beginning with '80 Meter Dxing', published in 1978, his book
expanded to 'Low-Band DXing', which in its fifth edition [published in 2010, Ed.https://www.iaru-r1.org/on-the-air/code-of-conduct/.
Condolences can be sent to ON4UN.SK[@https://www.voacap.com/hf/) was moved to a new web platform, and this change forced me to re-factor the majority of the code in the back-end", Jari, OH6BG says. "I have now completed this task, and continuously finetuning it, but I am pleased to inform that the coverage area maps and point-to-point prediction graphs are now much cleaner & neater than before, using a different mapping library. In addition, most of the codebase has been optimized and hopefully is more
Robust than ever. Especially the Propagation Planner, the propagation planning tool for HF contests (e.g. CQWW) & DXpeditions, should now be faster and also, as a bonus, offers the predicted values as CSV files for a more detailed analysis. All the same changes have also been implemented on the site of the VOACAP DX Charts, https://www.voacap.com/dx/.
VOACAP Online for Ham Radio is a free HF propagation prediction service for the global ham community, running for more than ten years now, with integrations to the DX Summit and Club Log sites, for example. No registration required, no tracking on the site by Google Analytics, no ads on the pages, and no subscription fee for the service. Follow and subscribe to the latest
VOACAP developments on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VOACAP/".
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