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DXNieuws week 50-2019, verzameld door Henk, PD3H.

*** D X N E W S by PD3H ***
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A5 - Zorro, JH1AJT will visit Bhutan again on 11-20 December. The main
purpose of his trip is to have meetings with the Bhutan Olympic
Committee and the Bhutan Paralympic Committee for Bhutan's partici-
pation in the 2 020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. He will be
joined by Franz DJ9ZB, Champ E21EIC, Adrian KO8SCA and Max ON5UR,
who will be active as A50BOC, A50BPC and A5B on all bands CW, SSB,
FT4 and FT8. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via JH1AJT.

C5 - Carlo, ON4BR has been active as C56BR from The Gambia since 3
December, and is expected to remain there until 14 December. QSL
direct to home call.

CN - Special station CN19JIM will be active on 21-22 December from Imlil
in the High Atlas mountain range of Morocco. The callsign's suffix
stands for Journee Internationale de la Montagne (International
Mountain Day). QSL via RW6HS.

DL - Special callsign DL250BTHVN will be active from Bonn between 16
December and 17 December 2020, during the Beethoven Anniversary
Year. Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the greatest composers of all
time, was born in Bonn on 16 December 1770. More information will
be available on https://dl250bthvn.de/.
ET, ETHIOPIA. Members of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society (EARS) will
be active as ET3YOTA during the month of December from the ET3AA club
station. QSL ET3YOTA via N2OO. QSLs are available via ClubLog's OQRS or
via direct mail to N2OO. Details for QSLing are on the QRZ.com page for
N2OO. For a list of participating YOTA stations, see:

FK - Rudi, DB1RUL will be active holiday style as FK/DB1RUL from New
Caledonia. He plans to operate mainly FT8 from two locations on
Grande Terre (OC-032) between 6 and 15 December, from Ouvea Island
(OC-033) on 18-21 December, and from Ile des Pins (OC-032) on 23-27
December. QSL via home call (direct or bureau) and LoTW.

HB0 - Kasimir, DL2SBY will be active as HB0/DL2SBY from Liechtenstein on
21-28 December. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 80-10
metres. QSL via home call (direct only, as he is no longer a member
of DARC); the log will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log.


HC - Joshua, W9HT will be active as HC5JLT from Ecuador on 15-21
December. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF bands
and 6 metres. QSL via home call.

JD1_oga- Once again Harry, JG7PSJ will be active as JD1BMH from Chichijima
(AS-031), Ogasawara from 22 December to 3 January 2020. He will
operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-10m, but the "top priority for this
tour is antenna maintenance" in the aftermath of two typhoons. QSL
via JD1BMH (bureau) or JG7PSJ (direct). He does not use LoTW or
PayPal. See http://jd1bmh.webcrow.jp/ for logsearch.

ON - The Bastogne based Radio Club des Ardennes (ON4RCA) will be active
as OP75USA from 7 December to 7 January 2020 to commemorate the
75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
QSL via the bureau, or direct to ON4JM; logsearch on Club Log.

PY - Participating stations in the first edition of the Brazilian Parks
Weekend (12-15 December, http://radioexpedicao.com/) include PW1F,
ZY2GO, ZY3F, ZY4F, ZY7FF, ZY8F, ZY9F and ZZ1F.

PY - Ron, PP2RON will be active holiday style as PY6/PP2RON from Itapa-
rica Island (SA-023) from 20 December to 1 January. He will operate
SSB, CW and maybe FT8 on 80-6 metres. QSL via home call.
T8, PALAU. JA operators Shimatake/JI3DNN (T88CZ), Kunio/JH3LSS (T88DK),
Shozo/JA3HJI (T88DN), Jusei/JA3IVU (T88ED), Tatsuo/JA3ARJ (T88EF) and
Masum/JA3AVO (T88MB) will be active from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio
Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) during January 15-23rd, 2020. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using various modes. QSL via their home callsigns.
TM70TAAF, FRANCE (Special Event - 70th Anniversary of the First Amateur
Radio contacts with FSAT - TAAF). Between January 12-26th, 2020, look
for special event station TM70TAAF to be activated by François, F8DVD.
The special callsign commemorates the 70th anniversary of the first
Amateur Radio contacts with French Southern and Austral Territories (FSAT
- TAAF). These took place in January 1950 during the building of sci-
entific research stations on Saint Paul and Amsterdam Island (FB8ZZ),
Kerguelen island (FB8XX) and Adelie Land in Antarctica (FB8AX). The
TM70TAAF station will be operated from the QTH of F8DVD in Mâcon, 60km
north of Lyon (JN26JH). Reference number for the WAP program is WAP 301
(www.waponline.it). QSL via the Bureau, direct with a SASE (1 IRC or
2 USDs) or LoTW. Only QSLs received will be answered. All QSOs will be
uploded to LoTW. For more info on TM70TAAF, see:
VE8, CANADA. Garth, VE8NSD, member of the North Country DX Association
(NCDXA), will be active as VE8RST from Hay River, Northwest Territories
(NT) between January 1st and February 28th, 2020. Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via K7ICE. For updates, watch QRZ.com or the NCDXA
FaceBook page at:
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Maciek "Mark", WQ7X, will once again be
active as VP5/WQ7X from Providenciales Island (NA-002) until December
21st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW and SSB. He states, "I'm operat-
ing as portable. Home made vertical made out of fiberglass 16ft. Vertical
is placed in the sea water with one radial made out of sizable copper
plate and it is submerged. That simple antena works great. Radio is
FT891 with 100W. Battery pack 11Ah. SGC antenna tuner at the base of the
vertical. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW.

VP8_ant- Seba, SQ1SGB expects to be active as VP8HAL from Halley VI Reserch
Station, Antarctica until 8 February 2020. In his spare time he
will operate digital modes (FT8 and JT65) and SSB on 40 and 20m.
QSL via EB7DX. See https://www.qrz.com/db/SQ1SGB for updates.
XV, VIETNAM. Keith, G4FUF, reports [edited]: "We are located in Tra Vinh
Province in the Mekong Delta region, some 100km SW from Ho Chi Minh city.
We are situated close to the Co Chien river with a clear horizon in all
directions. Occasionally QRV on HF, main activities are 6m, 2m and 70cm
including EME.
QSL is direct only to my UK address, no LoTW, no eQSL, and no Bureau.
Please provide sufficient return postage. DO NOT send any IRC's, they
cannot be used in the UK.
Sorry, but there is no Bureau in XV and I am unable to collect cards
via the UK Bureau due to RSGB rules.
I understand how difficult it is to get cards in and out of some places,
if you desperately need a QSL please E-mail me. QSL direct via G4FUF."

NA-057. Thomas, N9EAW, is active as N9EAW/HR9 from Roatan Island,
Honduras, until December 22nd. Activity will be holiday style
and mainly on 20 meters SSB using a Yaesu FT-450D into a
ZS6BKW multi-band wire dipole at 35 feet. QSL via his home
address on QRZ.com.

SA-023. Ron, PP2RON, will be active as PY6/PP2RON from Itaparica Island
in Bahia State between December 20th and January 1st, 2020.
Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB
and possibly FT8. QSL via his home callsign. direct, by the
Bureau or LoTW.