Het DX-nieuws van week 9- 2020. Ook nu weer verzameld door Henk - PD3H.

 DXcalender 2020Feb

 *** D X N E W S by PD3H ***
*** Sources:                      ***
*** 425DXNews, DX-World ***
*** OPDX, OKDXA, Twitter ***

PD3H Note:
What we do see now is al lot of (IOTA)DXpeditions Postponenings, due to the Corona virus (outbreak).

That’s understandable …   You may say: Better safe, then sorry.


3B9    - David, F8AAN will be active holiday style as  3B9AN  from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) on 10-19 March. He will operate CW on 80-17 metres.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to home call.

8P     - Richard, G3RWL will be active again as 8P6DR from Barbados (NA-021) from 8 March to 9 April.  He will operate CW and possibly some RTTY on 80-10m.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via home call  (direct or bureau).

8Q     - Noel, F6BGC will  be  active  again  as  8Q7NC  from  the  Maldives (AS-013) on 12-21 March. He will  be  QRV  holiday  style  on 80-10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes.  QSL via LoTW,  or direct to home call; logsearch on Club Log.

9K     - 9K2HQ and other members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society will be active as 9K2F from  Faylakah Island (AS-118) on  11-15 March. They will operate SSB, CW and FT8  on  80-10 metres.  QSL via 9K2RA  and LoTW.

CP     - Rudi, DK7PE  will be active as  CP6/DK7PE from  Santa Cruz, Bolivia from 25 February to 6 March. He will operate CW with a focus on the low bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

CY0    - 19-28 October are the dates for the DXpedition to Sable Island (see (http://cy0dxpedition.net/). Eleven operators (AA4NC, K4UEE, K4ZLE, K5DHY, K5YY, N2IEN, N2TU, N8AA, W4DKS, WA4DAN  and  WW2DX)  will be active on all bands and modes.
Stay Tuned

EX     - Yuri R2DY, Pavel R2DX and Eugene RW3FB will be active as EX0QR from the  southern shore  of  Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan on  6-17 March. They will operate  CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres . QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via R2DX (direct or bureau).

F      - Thierry, F6CUK  will be active  as  TM8C  from  the  lighthouse  on Cordouan Island (EU-159) on 13-15 March. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-20 metres. QSL via home call.

FM     - Miguel, EA1BP will be active as FM/EA1BP  from  Martinique (NA-107) on 24-31 March.  He will operate  SSB and CW on  160-6 metres,  and  will  participate  in the  CQ WW WPX SSB Contest  (28-29 March)  as TO7BP. QSL via home call.

GJ     - Hans DK8RE, Wolf DL1CC and Wies SP1EG will be active as MH0ESP from
Jersey (EU-013)  on  7-16 March.  QSL via SP1EG.  M(H)0ESP  is  the callsign of  the  British Section of  the  International League  of Esperantist Radio Amateurs (ILERA).

HH     - Paul G4PVM, Col MM0NDX and  Jonathan MM0OKG will be active as  4V5H from Haiti on 9-15 May. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on  80-15 metres, and they also plan activity from IOTA group NA-149. QSL via EB7DX. More information is expected in due course.

HP     - HP1DAV, HP3AK, G4BVY, G4CLA and GD4XUM will be active as H33K  from Volcan, Panama on 2-13 March.  They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on various HF bands, and will participate in the  ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL direct to HP1DAV;  the log will be uploaded to  LoTW  and  Club Log.

J6     - Bill K9HZ (J68HZ), Dan W0CN (J68CN) and  Kyle WA4PGM will be active from St. Lucia (NA-108) between 23 February and 16 March.  Look for SSB activity during the ARRL DX SSB Contest  as J68HZ,  and CW  and FT8  operations  on all bands  otherwise.  QSL J68HZ via  LoTW,  or Direct  to K9HZ;  QSL  J68CN via LoTW,  or direct to W0CN.  

JA     - Kenji, JA4GXS will be active as JA4GXS/6 from  Amami O Island  (AS-023) from 8 UTC on  9 May until 21 UTC  on 11 May.  He will operate CW, SSB  and FT8  on  40, 30, 20 and 17 metres.  QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

OA     - A team from  Radio Club Peruano  will be active as  OC1TU  from the Tucume Archaeological Site in northern Peru on 28-29 February. They will operate SSB and FT8 on  80-10 metres.  QSL via OA4O (direct or bureau), and LoTW.

PJ2    - Andy, DK5ON will be active again as PJ2/DK5ON from Curacao (SA-099) on  15-31 March.  He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4 on 80-6 metres, and will participate in the  Russian DX  and  CQ WW WPX SSB contests.  QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via home call  (direct or bureau).

PJ4    - Phil, N2HX will be active holiday style as  PJ4/N2HX  from  Bonaire (SA-006) on 1-15 March. He will operate SSB, RTTY and FT8, and will participate  in the  ARRL DX SSB Contest.  QSL via home call.  

PY0F   - Andre, PP6ZZ has extended his stay on  Fernando de Noronha (SA-003),  and now expects to remain active as  PY0FF  until 1 March. QSL via LoTW, or via W9VA.

T30    - Owing to a change in his  return flight schedule,  Alex, 5B4ALX hasextended his stay on  Tarawa ,  and will be active  as T30ET from 18 March to 6 April. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes  on  160-6 metres.  On FT8 he will be  using a  multi  answer protocol  (not to be confused  with the Fox & Hound  mode),  with a focus on 20m during  his day and  40m during  his night (7-17 UTC). QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.  More information can be found on

T32    - Ken, KH6QJ will be active again as T32AZ from Kiritimati (Christmas Island,  OC-024),  East Kiribati  on 4-11 March, including activity during the ARRL DX SSB Contest.  QSL via home call.  

VU4    - A team of nine operators  -  namely VU2ABS, VU2BGS, VU2DED, VU2DSI, VU2GHO,  VU2KWJ, VU2NTA,  VU2RS (ex VU3RSB)  and VU3UFE  -  will be active as VU4R from Neill Island, Andaman Islands (AS-001) on 20-31 March, including participation in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest.  Plans are to operate  CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10 metres,  with three stations and  an emphasis on  the low bands.  QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. See http://vu4r.vu3rsb.org/ for more information.

YB     - YB8RW, YE8XBN, YE8XW and  YF8XAT  will be active  as  7I8X from the Widi Islands (OC-145) on  21-23 February,  and hopefully from Mayu Island (OC-145) on 26-29 February. Activity will be on the HF bands SSB, CW and digital modes (RTTY, FT8, FT4, JT). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to YB8RW.

YS     - Gerhard, OE3GEA will be active as YS/OE3GEA from El Salvador on 26-28 February. He will operate CW only on 40-10 metres.  QSL via home call, direct or bureau. He does not use LoTW or Club Log.


INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Winter 2020 (#128) of the  International DX Association's Newsletter is  now available  for download on the  INDEXA website: http://www.indexa.org/newsletters.html.  This issue reports on TX7T (Marquesas Islands, November 2019) and VU7RI (Lakshadweep Islands, October 2019).

IOTA DXPEDITION ON HOLD ---> Cezar, VE3LYC and Adrian, KO8SCA expected to be active as V62P (requested callsign) from Polap Atoll (OC-155),  and as  V62S (requested callsign)  from  Satawal Atoll (OC-299, new one for IOTA)  during the first half of May.  The project is  currently  on hold, though,  because Micronesia  has been  placed  "under a  state of  emergency  to address  the effects of the Coronavirus.  As a result, visitors from countries where contamination cases are reported  will be denied entry,  unless they undergo  a 14-day quarantine in  Hawaii or Guam.  The team cannot afford the additional time and expenses associated with the quarantine provision. Consequently, we remain in stand-by", VE3LYC announced on 20 February, "waiting for the state of emergency to be lifted. Depending on when this will occur, we will either confirm the existing time schedule or negotiate with the charter provider in order to establish a new time schedule". Bookmark https://v6iota.weebly.com/ for updates.

REBEL DX GROUP'S PLANS ---> "We are on track with 3Y0I Bouvet project",  the Rebel DX Group  posted to Facebook  (https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup/) on 18 February.  "Still missing  some budget  but we are getting closer  and closer. Second attempt will take place in  December 2020".  Before that, the Rebels plan to operate from Banaba Island as T33T ("this activity will start in first half of 2020"),  from  Tuvalu as T22T (https://www.qrz.com/db/t22t)
and from Fijian IOTA groups OC-156 and OC-121 "during April".

VP8PJ ---> The "Braveheart" reached Signy, South Orkney Islands on 20 February.  The team reported they had  "ice to contend with regarding our planned landing area", and waited for the winds  to change and blow the ice out. The following day  they were able  to get the equipment ashore  and  move it  to their preferred site.  The team anticipates  that it will take two days  (21 and 22 February) to set up camp.

PD3H Note: Latest news from DX-World is, that they are on the island, and setting up there camp.
Plans are to get on the air on Sunday, February 23

Monday Febuari, 24: Yes they are on the air,  Very busy on 20 Mtr… see also dx-cluster

W8S: POSTPONED ---> "In close cooperation with Alex Jennings,  the representative of Swains Island, the team has decided to postpone the W8S DXpedition to  Swains Island  to autumn of 2020",  the team  announced  on  18 February (https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/).  "The reason behind this postponement is the travel restrictions  when entering  American Samoa,  restrictions imposed by the Department of Health of American Samoa  as a result of the  Corona virus outbreak.  The Department of Health  allows non-residents  to enter American Samoa only via Hawaii,  after a 14 days mandatory quarantine in Hawaii.  For the team this is  not  a workable situation.  It would require extending the holiday time by  an additional 2 weeks,  re-routing of the flights  and purchasing new tickets etc.  Everything is prepared for our DXpedition,  and we are eager to go, but unfortunately the C orona virus outbreak is out of  our control".  Those who have already made a donation  and  wish to withdraw it, are invited to contact the team.

Gabriele Gentile, IK3GES passed away on  15 February  after a long illness.  Born in 1947, since 1991 he handed out  thousands of QSOs  to island chasers, operating from his motorhome from nearly  50 IOTA groups  in Bulgaria, Croatia,  Denmark,  Estonia,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Greece, Italy, Norway,  Poland, Spain,  Sweden,  The Netherlands and Turkey.  He was also a QSL manager, notably for for Elvira, IV3FSG (5H1ES, 5V7SE, 6W/IV3FSG, E44YL, FK/IV3FSG,  J20SE, TL8ES, TT8ES, XT2SE, YJ0ASG, etc),  as well as for Claudio, IV3OWC (aka 9E1C, ST2CF, TL8DPA).