Het DX-nieuws van week 7 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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4U13, ITALY. Members of the UN Global Service Center ARC (4U1GSC) in Brindisi, Italy, will be active as 4U13FEB until February 28th, to promote "World Radio Day" [February 13th]. Operations are usually on various HF bands. QSL via 9A2AA, direct or by the Bureau.


5A, LIBYA. YL Elham, 5A0YL, continues to be active from Tripoli. Activity has been mainly on 20/17 meters FT8 between 0830-1130z and 1500-1800z. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.


5J39/5K48/5J85, COLOMBIA (Special Event). Members of the Bogota Radio Amateur League (HK3LRB) will activate three special event callsigns 5J39FUL (University Foundation Los Libertadores), 5K8LRB (Liga Colombiana de Radioaficctores) and 5J85FJR (Jorge Reynolds Foundation) between June
1-8th. Activity will be on various HF bands. Look for more details to be forthcoming.


5R, MADAGASCAR. Gallo, IZ8DFO, has been issued the callsign 5R8DO on February 9th, but no details on when he will use this callsign. His license (view on QRZ.com) lists a Yaesu FT-450D with 100 watts. No other details are available. Stay Tuned!


5V, TOGO (Reminder). Daniel, HB9EHD, will once again be active as 5VDE from Togo between February 11-20th. He plans to be active on the QO-100 SSB satellite below the middle beacon and on FT8 on 40/20 meters. Look for QSOs to be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. QSL via HB9EHD direct.


8Q, MALDIVES (Update). Sergei, RU3AN, was active as 8Q7/RU3AN on his first day from Makunudu Island, but then switched and used the callsign 8Q7SZ. He is expected to go QRT early on February 14th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands during his sunrises and sunsets (0100 and 1300 UTC). QSL via the Bureau.


8Q, MALDIVES (Update to OPDX.1496/Change Again). Nobby, G0VJG, who was expected to be active as 8Q7CQ from Reethi Faru, Filaidhoo Island (AS-013), between March 6-22nd, had to reschedule again due to the Covid-19 ("we are not allowed to travel from UK"). He is now looking to be active between September 29th and October 13th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS, direct or ClubLog's OQRS.


9A - 9A10FF is the special callsign for the Croatian Flora Fauna ARC (9A1WFF, http://www.9aff.sova-projekt.hr/) to use throughout 2021 to celebrate its 10th anniversary. QSL via LoTW, or via 9A2MF (direct or bureau).


9J, ZAMBIA. Brad, 9J2RS, is a new operator from Lusaka, Zambia. He states that he is a "transplant from Baltimore, MD USA, and was lucky enough to find an Elmer in 9J2BO (Brian Otter)" in Zambia. Brad is up and operating on 20/17/15 meters using a vertical at 5m (roof-top). His equipment is a
100 watt 20 year old marine transceiver (Yaesu System 600) on loan from 9J2BO. QSL via address on QRZ.com.


CO - Reinaldo, CO6RD will be active from the lighthouse on Cayo Blanco de Zaza (possibly counting for IOTA group NA-204) on 19-21 February during the American Lighthouses Weekend. QSL direct to EA5GL.


DX90, SOUTH KOREA (Special Event). Kim, DS3BBC, and some other Korean HAMs will activate the special event station D90EXPO between March 1st and October 17th, to promote the 2021 Gyeryong World Military Culture EXPO (K-Militery, Harmony of Peace) being held between October 1-17th.
QSL via DS3BBC, LoTW or ClubLog.


EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Members of the Consejo Territorial URE Baleares Radio Club [CTIB URE] will be celebrating "Balearic Islands Day" on March 1st, by activating the territorial council station EA6URE on air which has been absent for many years.. Activity will also include the Balearic
Islands territorial Headquarters stations EA6URM, EA6URA, EA6URI, EA6URL and EA6URP which will be active from March 1-7th. QSL via LoTW, eQSL and by the Bureau.


GB0, ENGLAND (Special Event). Members of the Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society will be putting several special event stations on air during 2021 to celebrate the patron saints of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They will be on air for the feasts of the said Saints. (The Saints Days).
Here are the current following special event stations:
GBOSD -- Saint David, patron saint of Wales; between February 28th-March 2nd; (The Feast of St. David is the 1st March)
GB0SP -- Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland; between March 16-18th; (The Feast of St. Patrick is the 17th March)
GB0SG -- Saint George, patron saint of England; between April 22-24th; (The Feast of St. George is on the 23rd April)
GB0SA -- Callsign pending; for Saint Andrew for St. Andrews Day in November 2021.
The QSL routes for the above are: eQSL, LoTW and by the Bureau via Manager G4XEX.


HH, HAITI. William, KO7SS, will be active as HH2AA from Radio Club D'Haïti in Obleon during the ARRL International DX Contest (February 20-21st) as a Single-Op/Low-Power/Assisted entry. He states, "Solar powered, remote operated station." QSL via LoTW only.


II0, SARDINIA (Special Event). Members of the ARI Section Quartu Sant'Elena (IQ0AM) will activate the special callsign II0QSE to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the foundation Section ARI by Quartu Sant'Elena between February 28th and June 30th. Activity will be on all amateur radio bands
allowed, and using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. A special diploma will be available. (See QRZ.com). QSL via IS0AGY, direct or by the Bureau.


IQ3, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the amateur radio clubs ARI Cadore and ARI Belluno are now active as IQ3DD during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina, Italy, until February 28th. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20/15/10/2 meters including 70cm and 23cm ES'HAIL 2 QO-100 satellite. Modes are CW, SSB and the Digital modes. A special QSL card will be available. QSL via Bureau or direct to: ARI Brunico Montal Section 25, 39030, Brunico San Lorenzo, Italy, or via the QSL Manager IN3ZWF. For more information, see QRZ.com.


KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Reminder). Tom, NL7RR, is expected to be active starting around February 26th, as KH9/NL7RR from Wake Island (OC-053) for about 6 weeks, as time permits. Tom hopes to be on 40/20 meters on SSB. QSL via AL7JX, direct or by the Bureau.


NP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Operators Edgar/N2GK, Gary/W2VQ, Al/WP3C and Paul/WP3TT will be active as NP4DX in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. Activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. Operations outside of the contest will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW and 100 watts. QSL via M0OXO.
See the Web page at: https://wp3c73.wixsite.com/wp3c


OE - 4UNR is the special callsign for the VIC Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (4U1A) to celebrate World Radio Day on 13-28 February. This activity counts for Austria for DXCC, and for the Vienna International Centre for the CQ DX Marathon. QSL via UA3DX, direct or bureau.


P4 - John, W2GD will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest (20-21 February) as P44W from Aruba (SA-036). Expect some activity on 30, 17 and 12 metres before the contest as time permits. QSL via LoTW, or direct only to N2MM.


PJ2, CURACAO (Slow Scan Television Certificate). Due to the spread of COVID-19, this year "Karnaval" has been canceled on the Island of Curaçao. However, members of the Curaçao Amateur Radio Group (CARG) will celebrate Curaçao Karnaval 2021 On-The-Air. Look for team PJ2C to be active on SSTV mode between February 14-19th. Operators mentioned are Carlo/PJ2CF and Sergio/PJ2SM. The team will be transmitting 10 pictures of the 2020 Curaçao Karnaval. The band they will be using is the 20 meter, and they plan to send/transmit every 3 minutes a new beautiful picture of Curaçao
Karnaval. If you receive at least 1 picture that's more than 50% clear, you can apply for the CARG SSTV Online Certificate. To apply for the CARG SSTV Online Certificate, just send them one of the CARG SSTV Karnaval pictures you receive, with your name and callsign,
in an E-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PY - Fabio, PY2RMZ and Rogerio, PU2SDX will be active as PR2IC from Ilha Comprida (SA-024) on 19-21 February. They will operate SSB on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via EA7FTR.


SM - SK75AT is the special callsign for the Foreningen Umea Radioamatorer Club (SK2AT) to celebrate its 75th anniversary from 12 February until 31 December. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log.


SV - Amateur radio operators from Greece have been granted permission to use special prefixes until 31 December to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821 which led to the formation of modern Greece. The special prefixes do not differentiate the call areas: Class 1 licensees can replace SV# with SX200 (e.g. SX200AEL is SV2AEL, while SX200RMA is SV8RMA and SX200COL is SV9COL), Class 2 licensees can replace SY# with SY200, club stastations can replace SZ# with SZ200.

SX200/SY200/SZ200, GREECE (Special Event). The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance are allowing Greek Radio Amateurs to use the following special prefixes to celebrate Greece's bicentennial of the 1821 Greek Revolution (where Greek revolutionaries fought against the Ottoman Empire between
1821 and 1830) throughout 2021:
(see -- https://raag.org/2021/02/11/xorigisi-edk-gia-toys-ellines-radioerasitexnes)
SX200 -- Greek Radio Amateur Radio with Class 1 licenses (SV)
SY200 -- Introductory Level licenses (SY)
SZ200 -- Club stations (SZ)


TM18, FRANCE (Special Event/Reminder). Look for special event station TM18AAW to be on the air between February 14-28th. Activity is to celebrate the 18th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW). Operator will be François, F8DVD, from his QTH of Mâcon in the east part of France, 60 km North of Lyon (JN26JH). The new reference number for the WAP program is 310. Details on the WAP program can be found at: http://www.waponline.it Activity will be on various HF bands between 40-40 meters. QSL via F8DVD, direct (SAE + 2 USDs) or via Bureau.


VK - The Pride Radio Group will be active as VI2021PRIDE on 19 February-7 March,
10 April-5 May and 1-30 June. A unique QSL card will be issued for each event, see https://prideradio.group for more information. QSL direct to VK3FUR.


YB, INDONESIA. Yohanes, YB2DX, will be active in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or direct only.


YP145, ROMANIA (Special Event). Members of the Sport Club Pandurii Tirgu-Jiu (YO7KFX) have activated the special callsign YP145B from Tirgu-Jiu, Romania, until March 3rd. Activity is to celebrate 145th anniversary if the birth of the great sculptor Constantin Brâncu?i. Operations will be on various
HF bands. All QSOs will be confirmed with a specially printed QSL for this event. A printed or digital version of a special diploma/award is available. See QRZ.com for details.


YW200, VENEZUELA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Valencia A.C. will activate the special callsign YW200BC from Valencia to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo 1821.


Iota News

AS-080. Kim, DS3BBC, and some other Korean HAMs will be active as DX70EXPO from Pukkyongnyolbi Island in the Ch'ungch'ongnamdo Province group between July 22-25th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters. They also plan to participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL via DS3BBC, LoTW or ClubLog.

EU-012. Gareth, M0MOL, will be active as MM0MOL/P from the main Island of Shetland (while working there) in February and March. Activity will be QRP with a typical portable setup. Operations will be active mainly in the evenings after work. QSL via his home callsign.

OC-161. Mario, YD6HNL, on Nias Island, North Sumatra, was heard this past week on 15 meters FT8. QSL via EB7DX.

OC-166. Ravie, YD7RV, and possibly others are expected to be active as YD7RV/p from Laut Kecil Island sometime in March (specific dates not mentioned). Length of stay and bands/modes were not mentioned. QSL via EA5GL.

SA-024. Members of the Grupo Escoteiro Marechal Rondon (a Scout Unit) [PY2GMR], from Rio Claro [LH BRA-135], Brazil, will be active as ZW2I from Comprida Island between February 19-22nd. Activity will take place during the 13th American Lighthouse Weekend. See QRZ.com for QSL info.

SA-024. (Update) Operators Roger/PU2SDX and Fabio/PY2RMZ will be active as PR2IC from Comprida Island between February 19-21st. Activity will be on 80/40/15/10 meters and SSB only. Operator’s license does not allow 20 meters. QSL via ClubLog or direct to PY2RMZ.
No Bureau cards.


Qsl Info
EA5GL: (now) Qsl manager for: 3W9FAR, CO6RD, KL7/N1TX

David, EB7DX, is now the QSL Manager for HH2AA which includes activities by Lee, WW2DX. David has the complete logs if you need a QSL card from HH2AA.

QSL ZL8RI ---> When Ken Holdom, ZL4HU (ZL2HU) passed away in May 2018, his widow got rid of all his equipment, correspondence, cards and logs -including ZK1KH, E51KH, ZL8RI (May 1996), ZL9CI (January 1999) and ZL7C (October 2002). "With the help of one of the team members", The Daily DX now reports, "a backup copy of the ZL8RI log has been provided to N2OO, who will act as the new QSL Manager". Replacement QSL cards are being printed as part of the QSL Manager's Society DX Log Rescue Project. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, which contains 33,885 QSOs made on 5-13 May 1996.

QSL ZS1SBW & ZS0RR ---> Charles, M0OXO is t he new QSL manager for Shawn "Billy" Williams, ZS1SBW and the Roman Rock Radio Club, ZS0RR. QSL cards are currently being printed and will be available in a few weeks' time. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/).

A61BK----Khalid Khamis, P.O Box 19037, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
EA5GL----Pedro Miguel Ronda Monsell, C/ Maximiliano Thous 16-24, 46009 Valencia, Spain
EA7FTR---Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, 21110 Aljaraque (Huelva), Spain
EB7DX----David Lianez Fernandez, Apartado Postal 163, 21080 Huelva, Spain
EC6DX----Jose A. Senent, Apartado Postal 85, 07730 Alaior (Illes Balears), Spain
M0OXO--Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG, United Kingdom
N4GNR---Dan Cisson, 12 Hancock Drive, Toccoa GA 30577-9388, USA
OV1CDX--Frank Fendahl, Svinoevej 2, 4750 Lundby, Denmark
OZ30EU--Svend Erik Kofod, Kanegaardsvej 4, 3700 Roenne, Denmark
TM6M----Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent, 29830 Ploudalmezeau, France
ZM4T-----Holger Hannemann, 262 Waimarama Heights, RD12, Havelock North 4294, New Zealand
ZT1T------Tom Morgan, 58 Piet Retief Street, Robertson, 6705, South Africa


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ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK ---> The Worldwide Antarctic Program has announced that the 18th Antarctic Activity Week will be held on 20-28 February. The aim of this annual event is to promote worldwide interest in the Antarctic continent. Special callsigns (QSL via operator's instructions) are expected to be aired during this year's AAW from Austria (OE18AAW, OE88WAP, OE89ANT,
OE90AAW), Bulgaria (LZ18ANT), France (TM18AAW), Italy (IB2ANT, II2ANT, II3BOVE, II5ANT, II8WAP, IR1ANT), Netherlands (PA6ANT, PF88ANT), Spain (EH3ANT), Ukraine (EM25VER), USA (K0ANT, K4A, K4C). Complete information on
the AAW can be found on http://www.waponline.it/.


CQ DX MARATHON: CONVERSION PROGRAMME ---> The CQ DX Marathon takes into account the sum total of the number of different Entities plus the number of CQ Zones worked during the calendar year. Jim Reisert, AD1C has released version 21.1 of his conversion programme for Windows, which reads an ADIF log file, extracts all of the unique Entities and Zones worked, and writes the corresponding QSO data to the official DX Marathon Scoresheet. The current version was released on 10 February and will expire on 31 January 2022.
See http://software.ad1c.us/marathon/ for detailed instructions.


SABLE ISLAND 2021 ---> The DXpedition to Sable Island, originally scheduled for October 2020, had to be postponed until October 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. "Since that time, we have been in regular contact with Parks Canada and Sable Aviation", the team posted to the DXpedition's
website (http://cy0dxpedition.net/index.html). "There are three issues that we are currently dealing with. These include the Canadian border being reopened, the province of Nova Scotia allowing US citizens entry and Parks Canada allowing our team onto Sable Island. These are all issues completely out of our control.
We are cautiously optimistic that our planned October DXpedition will take place at that time. Still some months away, the Coronavirus will (hopefully) be under control by that time. Time is on our side in this aspect! The Sable Island DXpedition team remains committed and excited about this
opportunity. Planning continues as we receive regular updates. This is a fluid situation and we will keep everyone updated as we receive additional information. We would like to thank all of the foundations, clubs and individuals for their support, understanding and patience".


FT8DMC ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITY WEEKS 2021. To commemorate the 4th anniversary, several special event stations will be on air during the "FT8DMC Activity Days" between August 2-15th. All stations will bear the FTDMC or FTDM suffix, referring to the 4th anniversary of the "FT8 Digital Mode Club".
Special QSL-cards will confirm all QSOs and all logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. For more details and how to obtain an award, see the FT8DMC
Web page at: https://www.ft8dmc.eu



RADIO GARDEN (Explore live radio by rotating the globe!). "Radio Garden" is an interactive map of thousands of live radio stations across the globe at: http://radio.garden
By clicking on the little green dots on the globe you will be able to listen to an AM, FM, or Internet "radio" station.