Het DX-nieuws van week 5 2021. 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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8Q, MALDIVES (Reminder/Update). Michael, HB9WDF, is now active as 8Q7AO from Vilamendhoo Island (AS-013) until February 7th. Activity will be holiday style and only on OQ-100 satellite. He reported on January 25th, that he has over 350 QSOs in the log. QSL via the Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog
or LoTW. For more details, see:
ADDED NOTE: The callsign 8Q7AO is a reissued callsign.


9K - During the month of February, in celebration of the 60th annivesary of the country's independence, the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will activate special callsign 9K60NLD (QSL via 9K2RA), and all 9K amateur radio operators will be allowed to use the special prefix 9K60 - e.g. 9K2GS will be signing 9K60GS.


C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Bruno, CS7AMN, will be active as C91BVA from Maputo starting February 18th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes with an IC-7400 into End-Fed antenna. QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau (via CS7AMN), ClubLog or eQSL.


DC220, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the Local Branch Kerpen (G29) will activate the special event callsign DC220GERKE between February 1st and April 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 220th birthday of Clemens Gerke. Most radio amateurs have something to do with him without even
knowing it: Clemens Friedrich Gerke is the reformer of the Morse code telegraphy system. For more details, see QRZ.com. QSL via DJ6SI direct or by the Bureau.


F - Special callsign TM1CCA will be used during the weekends between 30 January and 20 March to draw attention to a French charity supporting research on pediatric cancers. Look for activity on the HF bands CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and FT4. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.


FG, GUADELOUPE. Herve, F5HRY, is once again active as FG/F5HRY from Marie Galante Island (NA-102) until February 6th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands (80-10m) using CW (SSB on request) with a focus on 30/17 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.


FG, GUADELOUPE (Rescheduled). Philippe, F1DUZ, will once again be active as FG4KH from FG5FI's QTH at Sainte Anne on Guadeloupe (NA-102) between March 16th and April 1st. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB, FT8 and EME. He will also be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.


GM - Gareth, M0MOL will be active as MM0MOL/p from the main island of Shetland (EU-012) in February and March. He will operate QRP "with a typical portable setup" and be QRV mainly in the evenings after work.


HL - Kang, DS4DRE will be active as DS4DRE/4 from Komun Island (AS-060) from 1 February until 31 January 2022. He plans to operate SSB and CW on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.


JD1, OGASAWARA. Takio, JH3QFL, will be active as JD1BQA from Komagari, Chichijima Island (AS-031), between May 1-7th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters with a focus on 160/80/40/6m using FT8/FT4 and some CW on the RS44 Satellite. QSL via JH3QFL direct to: Takio Hata, 921-25 Rokujio, Yasu-City Shiga, JAPAN 520-2412.


K8, UNITED STATES (Special Event). OPDX Webmaster John, K8YSE, will be active as K8YSE/60 from North Royalton, Ohio, starting February 27th, to celebrate 60 years of continuous participation in the Ham Radio Hobby. Activity will be on various HF bands, and various satellites and modes.
A LoTW Certificate for K8YSE/60 has been obtained so please log contacts made with K8YSE/60 accordingly. A special QSL card may be created, but please do not send for one. If a card is designed, it will likely be sent to all stations worked, unsolicited.


KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Brad, K0BZ, is now active remotely as KP2/K0BZ
as of January 26th. For details, see QRZ.com. QSL via his home callsign
direct, LoTW, or eQSL. NO Bureau.


LU - Special event station L21RCA will be active throughout 2021 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Radio Club Argentino , the national IARU member society, which was founded on 21 October 1921. QSL via LoTW or via LU4AA (direct and bureau).


LX - Celebrating his 40th anniversary in amateur radio, Andy, LX1DA will be active as LX40DA from 1 February to 31 March, and again from 1 September to 31 December. QSL via LX1DA; the log will be uploaded to Club Log and (after the end of the year) to LoTW.


LZ - Once again Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) will use twelve special callsigns throughout 2021 to honour as many different Orthodox saints:
LZ21RH (January), LZ544SG (February), LZ250KG (March),
LZ1612EN (April), LZ1072BG (May), LZ308WK (June), LZ950TM (July),
LZ363ER (August), LZ305AI (September), LZ1337KM (October),
LZ1470IN (November) and LZ14MP (December).
QSL via the bureau or direct to P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria.
Details on the "All Saints 2021" award can be found at http://www.lz1kcp.com/.


OH0 - Celebrating the Finnish Amateur Radio League's (SRAL) 100th anniversary, OH0W will be active from the Aland Islands (EU-002) between 29 January and 3 February, including an entry in the CQ WW 160-Meter CW Contest. After the contest OH0W will specifically do some FT8 toward Japan & USA on 80 metres. QSL via LoTW, or via OH2BH.

OH100, FINLAND (Special Event/Special Press Release From OH2BH). Members of the Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL) will be celebrating their 100th anniversary throughout the year 2021 using the callsign OH100SRAL. The Finnish Amateur Radio League also offers a special "SRAL100" award by working at least 100 Finnish (OH) stations during 2021. You can apply
for the award by seeing the rules at: https://www.sral.fi/english
PRESS RELEASE: Martti, OH2BH, reports [edited]: The year 2021 will mark the 100th anniversary for the home of all OH's at some point - the SRAL (Suomen Radioamatööriliitto/Finnish Amateur Radio League) - also hosting a lineup of activities domestically and internationally. Obviously, many
live local activities will be highly dependent on the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A new SRAL President Jorma, OH2KI, is a full blast DXer and Contester (ZB2X) so there is no doubt that he will sincerely support the SRAL and its members, continuing on being one of the most active EU nations
on those segments of our great passion. Many SRAL activities and related certificates will soon surface for contacting many of the SRAL promoted activities. Such are OH100SRAL activity currently underway and more to follow.


OV0, DENMARK (Special Event/Interesting Callsign of the Week!). Members of the Experimental Danish Radio Amateurs (EDR) are now active as OV0JUTLANDIA until March 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Danish hospital ship "Jutlandia" (1951). Operations will be on all HF bands including 30/17/12m using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. All two way contacts and SWL reports will be valid for the special OV0JUTLANDIA award. See QRZ.com for details. QSL card can be requested via Clublog's OQRS to be sent via the Bureau or direct. All logs will be uploaded to
LoTW and eQSL.


OZ - Special callsign OV0JUTLANDIA will be active from 1 February to 31 March to commemorate hospital ship Jutlandia’s humanitarian expedition (1951-1953) and Denmark's contribution to the United Nations during the Korean War. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL. See https://www.qrz.com/db/OV0JUTLANDIA for more information.


PJ2, CURACAO. Andy, DK5ON, will once again be active as PJ2/DK5ON from Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between March 4-23rd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters including the 60/17/12 meter bands (possibly 160m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY/FT8/FT4). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. NO eQSL.


UA - Sergey, UA1ATD plans to be active as UA1ATD/p from Kotlin Island (EU-133) for a few hours (indicatively 7-13 UTC) sometime this coming week, The Daily DX reports. "Most likely he'll be running 100 watts to a vertical dipole for activity on CW and SSB on 20 meters". On 25 January he logged 350 QSOs during a brief operation from Verperluda Island (EU-133). All QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log by 31 March. See http://kosinsky.info/ua1atd/log.php for a list
of his operations.


VI2021, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Members of the Pride Radio Group (VK3PRG) will be activating the special event callsign VI2021PRIDE during the following expected scheduled events:
* February 19th (Start of Sydney Mardi Gras) - March 7th (End of Sydney Mardi Gras)
* April 19th (Midsumma Start) - May 5th (Midsumma End)
* June 1st (Start of Pride Month) - June 30th (End of Pride Month)
A unique QSL card will be issued for each event, and awards for operating all three events will also be issued. QSL via VK3FUR or ClubLog's OQRS.
For more details and updates, check QRZ.com or the following Web pages:


W0, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA) will activate the callsign W0JH during their special event called "Ice-olation Special Event" between February 13-15th. The majority of the contacts are expected to be on SSB, where they intend to
be on 3860, 7260, 14260 and 21360 kHz +/- depending upon band conditions; they do intend Digital operations on CW and FT8. Possible CW frequencies are 3560, 7050, 14050 and 21060 kHz +/- depending on band conditions.
There will be no QSL cards or other postal requests. Confirmations will be via E-mail only. To request a certificate, send and E-mail request with the following info to (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Request must contain: Your Callsign; Date of QSO (UTC date); Time of QSO (UTC time); Band or Frequency and Mode. Any E-mail received without the above information may be returned for clarification or discarded. For more info, see QRZ.com.


XM2, CANADA. Members of the Contest Group Du Quebec (VE2XAA) will be active as XM2X during the CQWW WPX RTTY Contest (February 13-14th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via LoTW only.


YI - Tony, I0IJ reports that Giorgio, YI9WS (IU5HWS) is still operating from the base camp located some 40 miles away from Baghdad, Iraq until March. He is a member of the Italian military peacekeeping mission as a paratrooper in the airborne brigade "Folgore". After thousands of QSOs with Europe and Russia, he is now mainly working stations outside Europe in need of Iraq as an all time new one. He is QRV daily in his spare time, sometimes being forced to interrupt his radio activity according to the sudden demands of his military mission. Look for him on or around 21.282 kHz (6-9 UTC), 18.142 kHz (9-12 UTC), 14.242 kHz (12-17 UTC), 7.132 and 3.799 kHz (17-5 UTC;
QRV for Japan, Pacific, Indian Ocean and Africa at 20-22 UTC). QSL via LoTW, or direct to home call (Giorgio Toma, Via Settembrini 5, 57128 Livorno LI, Italy; the requests will processed when Giorgio
returns home).

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Bruce, K0BJ, will once again be active as ZF2BJ from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between February 20th and March 5th. Activity will be on various HF bands with focus on 30/17/12m CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.


ZS_ant - Oleg, ZS1ANF (UA1PBA) is on his way to Wolf's Fang Runway, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica (AN-016) and hopes to be active again as ZS7ANF starting early February. QSL via RK1PWA.
More info: Oleg, ZS1ANF (UA1PBA, RI1ANF, RI1ANX, etc.), an Antarctic
veteran, will once again be active as ZS7ANF from Wolf's Fang Runway (WAP
MNB-12), Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, starting sometime in February.
QSL via RK1PWA. ADDED NOTE: There is a possibility that Oleg may also be
operating from the Whichaway Camp (WAP MNB-11) too.


Iota News
AS-060. Kang, DS4DRE, will be active as DS4DRE/4 from Komun Island between February 1st and January 31st, 2022. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

Qsl Info

EA5GL (now) Qsl manager for: XW0LP, XZ2A
7V9A-------Ben Lagha, 3 rue Claude Curtat, 69330 Meyzieu 69330, France
9L1YXJ-----Mark A. Brewer, 2160 Freetown Pl, Dulles VA 20189-2160, USA
EA5ZD-----Miguel Rabadan, Apartado Postal 31, 30120 El Palmar (Murcia), Spain
EC5R-------Julio Volpe O'Neil, Calle Colon 8, 46611 Benimuslem (Valencia), Spain
HG6N------Salgotarjani Varosi Radioklub, Salgotarjan, Meredek ut 6 II/1, 3100, Hungary

5A0YL QSL STATUS. YL Elham, 5A0YL, posted the following on QRZ.com this past week: I apologize for the delay of sending QSL cards out lately.
Because of the never ending conflict in Libya, restrictions because of COVID19, no flight and post between 5A and most countries. Additionally with more than 20 hours daily without electricity makes life here really hard.
Despite all these circumstances I will be on the air when there is electricity in my area. I am new into amateur radio, I am looking forward to learning more about the magic of our hobby. Thanks go to Abubaker, 5A1AL, who introduced me into amateur radio, he spends a lot of time to teach me and help me get my license. Looking forward to meeting you on the amateur radio bands, my favorite
mode is SSB. Please be patient with me on the bands.

No Info received

Wim Elbers, XU7TZG (ON6TZ) passed away on 21 January. Over the years he operated repeatedly from IOTA group AS-133 using the callsigns XU7POS, XU7TAS and XU7KOH.


CTU PROPAGATION SUMMIT --- > The presentations and videos of the "2021 Propagation Summit" can be found on https://www.contestuniversity.com/ (Files and Videos pages). The event was hosted by Contest University on 23 January.

EURASIA HF CHAMPIONSHIP ---> After a successful first edition last year, the Eurasia HF Championship will return on 6 February (8-17 UTC, CW and SSB on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres). Complete details can be found on https://eurasia-contest.com/.


HAMCATION QSO PARTY ---> Nine special event stations that will spell out HAMCATION will be active during the HamCation QSO Party from 15 UTC on 13 February until 3 UTC on 14 February: K4H, W4A, K4M, W4C, N4A, K4T, W4I, K4O and W4N.
The QSO Party has been organized to create a fun way for amateurs to celebrate the Orlando HamCation experience over the air: complete information can be found on https://www.hamcation.com/special-event-station.
The Orlando HamCation Special Edition online event will take the place of what would have been the HamCation 2021 in-person show: read the details on


INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD ---> The Intrepid DX Group is seeking nominations for their annual Intrepid Spirit Award (http://www.intrepid-dx.com/awards.php) made in memory of James McLaughlin, WA2EWE/T6AF (killed in Afghanistan on 27 April 2011). The award is given to the individual or group that most displayed their "intrepid spirit" in 2020, by expressing "an unshakable commitment to the Amateur Radio DX Community" . Nominations may be submitted via email to intrepiddxgroup[@]gmail.com and must be received by 15 February. The Board of Directors of the Intrepid DX Group will evaluate the nominations and the award will be presented in May.


SOLAR INDICES ---> For those who might have missed Carl Luetzelschwab's (K9LA) presentation "Understanding and Applying Solar Indices", the complete video recording is now available on the Madison DX Club's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOR4kFlf2JgMuGVx5pKNYg. Also, to understand the scientific basis of solar cycle predictions, watch the excellent presentation from NOAA's Space Prediction Center Chief, Dr. Doug Biesecker at the same YouTube channel.

What Is an Antenna System?

CORAL SEA DXPEDITIONS (VK9M & VK9/W, Mellish Reef and Willis Island). Members of Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia (HARAOA) are planning to activate Mellish Reef (VK9/M) [OC-072] and Willis Island (VK9/W) [OC-007] possibly sometime in October. According to John, VK3YP, Team Co-leader, a permit application with Parks Australia (Australian Government department) is underway as a general use permit is required to "camp" at these Australian coral sea marine parks. They plan to have seven operators and will be active on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters
using CW, SSB and FT8, with four transceivers with amps into verticals and VDAs (Vertical Dipole Array). The following callsigns are expected to be renewed: Willis Island (VK9HR) and Mellish Reef (VK9IR). No other details have been released yet. For updates, possibly watch QRZ.com or
the HARAOA Web page at: http://www.haraoa.com
ADDED NOTE: John, VK3YP, also mentioned, "We are also working on obtaining a landing permit for a DXpedition to Macquarie Island (VK0M), but this one is much harder/if not impossible to get permission from Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service that manage Macquarie Island as a protected nature reserve."