Het DX-nieuws van week 9 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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3A - Owing to the health measures in place until 19 March, Mireille, F4FRL and Patrice, F5RBB have had to cancel their trip to the Principality of Monaco. They were expected to be QRV
as 3A/F4FRL and 3A/F5RBB from 24 February to 2 March.

3B8, MAURITIUS. Operators Olof/G0CKV, Denny/KX7M and others TBS (To-Be-Announced) will activate 3B8M from Mauritius (AF-049) during the next CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via M0OXO.
The QTH is booked, but team and entry will be determined. STAY TUNED!!


GB2, SCOTLAND (Special Event). Look for special event station GB2CR to be active from Invergordon, Scotland, between March 4-18th. The special callsign's suffix "CR" stands for "Collins Radio". During the GB2CR operation, the equipment will be vintage valve/tube radio equipment manufactured by the Collins Radio Company (1933-1971) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.A. Chris, GM3WOJ/GM2V, will also use the special callsign from his home station near Invergordon using a KWM-2A transceiver, 312B-5 external VFO/control unit and 516F-2 AC power supply. An amplifier and good antennas
will be used -- with operations on 80-10 meters; mostly SSB with some CW.
Sorry - no paper QSLs - LoTW only. GB2CR will have a real-time logging system, with an online webpage, which feeds all QSOs directly to ClubLog.
Look for more information on QRZ.com.


GM - Chris, GM3WOJ will be active as GB2CR on 4-18 March. He will operate SSB and some CW on 80-10 metres using vintage valve/tube radio equipment manufactured by the Collins Radio Company (1933-1971).
QSL via LoTW. Paper QSLs will not be available.


J6 - Celebrating the 42nd anniversary since the country gained full independence (22 February 1979), amateur radio operators in Saint Lucia (NA-108) have been granted permission to use the prefix J642 from 4 UTC on 21 February until 4 UTC on 28 February: e.g., J642BP, J642DS, J642KZ and J642MV are J69BP, J69DS, J69KZ and J69MV respectively.
QSL via operator's instructions.


J6 - Bill K9HZ (J68HZ), Dan W0CN (J68CN) and Kyle WA4PGM (J68PG) will be active from St. Lucia on 2-11 March, including participation in the ARRL DX SSB Contest as J68HZ. QSLs via LoTW or direct to home calls.

JW, SVALBARD. Stian, LB5SH will be active as JW/LB5SH from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026), possibly starting on March 25th and ending March 28th. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and FT8. He will also be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
(March 27-28th) using the callsign JW2T. QSL JW/LB5SH (and possibly JW2T) via LoTW or ClubLog.


JW, SVALBARD. Tom, OH6VDA/LA6VDA, will once again be active as JW6VDA from the JW5E club station (http://jw5e.com/) in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between April 26th and May 9th. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog's OQRS or QRZ.com log. Bureau cards via LA6VDA.


LU - Radio Club QRM Belgrano (LU4AAO, LU4AAO/A and LU4AAO/D) will be active from 25 February to 1 March to commemorate its 53rd anniversary. Activity on the HF bands will be on CW, SSB, FT8 and PSK31. A digital QSL will be available, complete information can be found on http://lu4aao.org/qsl_53_aniv_LU4AAO.htm.


OI, FINLAND (Rare Prefix). Finnish radio amateurs within or in ties to the Finnish Defense Forces or its tradition will be using the special prefix "OI" on Friday, March 5th. There are only about 35 stations with an "OI" callsign, so it's a rare prefix. There will be a special award
available, see: https://sirad.fi/oi-award


P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Special Event). Look for special event station P29MM to be active from Papua New Guinea, to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the birth of Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay. He was a Ukrainian-Russian explorer, ethnologist, anthropologist and biologist who became famous as one of the earliest scientists to settle among and study indigenous people of New Guinea who had never seen a European.
For more info, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Miklouho-Maclay
Length of activity was not mentioned. Operations will be on various HF bands. QSL via RM0L.


PJ2 - Look for PJ2/AF4Z, PJ2/K4JC, PJ2/N1ZZ and PJ2/WB5ZGA to be active from Curacao (SA-099) on 1-9 March. They will operate SSB, CW, FT8 and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via home calls. On 6-7 March they will participate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest as PJ2T (QSL via LoTW and W3HNK).


PJ2 - Also expected to be QRV from Curacao is Andy, DK5ON, who plans to operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 80-6 metres (possibly 160m as well) as PJ2/DK5ON on 4-23 March. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via home call (direct and bureau).


PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Reminder). Tom, AA9A, will once again be active as PJ7AA from Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten (NA-105), between now and March 27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and FT8. Operations
will be with 100 watts with a K3 and Buddi-pole. QSL via AA9A, ClubLog
or LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.


R125, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for special event callsign R125PR from Saint Petersburg to be active between March 1-31st. Activity is to honor the world's first radiogram ever sent. The special callsign was requested by the "Association of Radio Amateurs of St. Petersburg"
to commemorate the 125th anniversary of wireless signal transmission demo.
On March 24, 1896, Alexander Popov completed first ever radio transmission at the Russian Physical and Chemical Society of Saint-Petersburg Imperial University. The radiogram consisting of two words "Henrich Herz" transcended a distance of 250 meters. Alexander Popov was present when indescribable exhilaration seized the audience after the words were received, decoded and chalked out on the blackboard. This was the world’s first transmission of an intelligible text by wireless telegraphy.QSL via R1AU.


UA_ant - On 13 February, Alexei RI01ANT returned to Progress Station from Vostok. He plans to remain there until 24 March, then move to Novolazarevskaya Station (Queen Maud Land, Antarctica) and Bellingshausen Station (King George Island, South Shetlands) before leaving Antarctica in late May. QSL via RX6A.


VI100/VK100, AUSTRALIA (Reminder/Update/Special Event). From modest beginnings in 1921, the Royal Australian Air Force has grown into a potent, World class Air Force which Australia relies upon in both conflict and peace. The men and women of the Royal Australian Air Force have achieved
great success in serving Australia and its national interest over the past 100 years. The RAAF was formed on 31st March 1921, to mark this Centenary the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) will be celebrating with two callsigns:
**VI100AF -- 100 days; between March 1st and May 29th; will be used by a team of Radio Amateurs across the bands around Australia.
**VK100AF -- between March 1st and August 31st; will be used by Radio Amateurs that are either current or veteran military personnel and some activities may be from military bases.
Stuart Birkin, VK8NSB, will be organizing the event that will be aired by many Radio Amateurs across Australia as they celebrate this centenary with you. Numerous Australian amateur radio operators have volunteered to assist with operating the special event callsigns to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the Air Force in Australia. Operators (44 so far): They have operators from all Australian States and Territories on the operators list who will be active on all bands and modes over the period of the callsigns being on air. Current list of operators are: Stuart/VK8NSB, Lee/VK3GK,
Paul/VK2HV, Alan/VK4SN, Bob/VK4BOB, Joe/VK2KJJ, Tim/VK3FTIM, Patrick/VK2PN,
Geoff/VK5RK, Brett/VK2BDS, Leo/VK2WTF, Allan/VK2GR, Barry/VK2BJ, Simon/
VK8ZJZ, Peter/VK3FN, Brad/VK3BY, Wayne/VK2DWP, Vic/VK2UVP, Ras/VK2QV,
Diane/VK4DI, Bill/VK4ZD, Steven/VK3KTT, Tex/VK1TX, Theo/VK5IR, Joel/VK8JG,
Phil/VK8MC, Club Station/VK4MB, Adam/VK5GA, Paul/VK3HJV, Alan/VK3OA,
Kev/VK2KEV, John/VK7XX, Rob/VK6HG, Jaye/VK2FOMG, Brad/VK2NMZ, Chris/VK5FR,
Paul/VK5PAS, Marija/VK5MAZ, Club Station/VK2ATZ, Club Station/VK2AFY, Ian/VK4JAL, Club Station/VK4KG, Ian/VK3QL and Grant/VK5GR. A commemorative
4-sided QSL will be printed for direct QSL requests. QSL via M0URX's OQRS
(direct or Bureau), LoTW, or direct to M0URX (with 2 USDs).
NO incoming Bureau QSLs; use the OQRS.
The OQRS link for direct and Bureau QSLs for VI100AF is:
The OQRS link for direct and Bureau QSLs for VK100AF is:
For more information about Air Force 100:
WIA info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


VU - Datta, VU2DSI and others will be active as AU6HTP from a hill-top location near the city of Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra on 27-28 February. Look for activity on 7045, 7150, 14215 and 14280 kHz. QSL direct to VU2DSI.


ZD8 - Tev, TA1HZ has been QRV as ZD8HZ from Ascension Island (AF-003) since 17 January.
He plans to participate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (6-7 March) and the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (27-28 March), and says he will remain "active until mid-April". QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct to TA1HZ; logsearch on Club Log.


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VK9C tussen 16 en 23 maart 2021

AF-032. Gabor "Gab", HA3JB, will be active as 5H1IP from Unguja Island, Zanzibar, between September 20-30th. Activity is usually on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. He also plans to participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th).
QSL via HA3JB or ClubLog's OQRS. For possibly more details and updates, see: http://ha3jb.com/index.html


Qsl Info
4JT3DJ-------Alexander Y. Frolov, P.O. Box 38, Volgograd, 400066, Russia
AO#WRD----Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain
CR6K---------Filipe Monteiro Lopes, Rua Manuel Jose da Silva 184, Espinheira, 3720-537 Sao Martinho da Gandara, Portugal
ED1R--------Jesus Maria Gimare Marquez, C/ Jacinto del Barrio 2, 05358 Papatrigo (Avila), Spain
EI7M--------John Barry, Lackabeha, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
FY5KE-------Jacques Mazzoni, 678 route de l'Egalite, 74290 Talloires Montmin France
HB0A--------Amateurfunk Verein Liechtenstein, P.O. Box 629, 9495 Triesen FL, Liechtenstein
HG1S--------MTTOSZ Gyor Varosi Radioklub, Gyor, Nagysandor Jozsef u. 27, 9027, Hungary
II9P----------Vincenzo Bongiovanni, Via Asia 19/A, 97100 Ragusa RG, Italy
LZ73TRC----Atanas Petrov Kolev, P.O. Box 49, 6100 Kazanlak, Bulgaria
OG66X------Jouni Mehtomaa, Kylmalantie 1, FI-92140 Pattijoki, Finland
OZ11A------Leif Nielsen, Stenhoejvej 280, 9900 Frederikshavn, Denmark
PZ2YT-------Yudel Torres, C Van Dalstraat 221, Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname
T6A----------Robert Kasca, Govejk 11C, 5281 Spodnja Idrija, Slovenia
TR8CA------Jean Charron, 19 rue Gabriel Moussa, 33320 Eysines, France
VI2021PRIDE--Michaela Wheeler, 16 Erin Close, Gladstone, QLD 4680, Australia
VR2BLEE---Bruce Lee Memorial Station, 40 Lo Tik Wan, Lamma Island, New Territories, Hong Kong
VR2XAN---Alberto Annesi, 1/F 7A Nam Shan Road, Peng Chau, Hong Kong
XE2X-------Jorge F. Rios Alvarado, 116 E Coma Ave, PMB #426, Hidalgo TX 78557, USA
YI9WS-----Giorgio Toma, Via Settembrini 5, 57128 Livorno LI, Italy
YN7ZTR---Trevis Rissler, 40 Webb Creek Cir., Bangor CA 95914, USA
ZM2B-----Frank Hunt, 8 Manu Crescent, Upper Vogeltown, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
ZV2C------Mauricio Pitorri, Rua Verona 174, Sao Paulo - SP, 02348-050, Brazil
ZW3CM--Gilberto Reinke, Avenida Olavo Moraes 644/207, Camaqua - RS, 96780-070, Brazil
ZW8T-----Milton Lima Ribeiro, Rua Mazerine Cruz 2673, Teresina - PI, 64076-040, Brazil
ZY1A------Antoni Karol Dianovsky, Caixa Postal 110721, Saquarema - RJ, 28990-970, Brazil


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RDA ---> The Russian Districts Award (RDA) Programme Committee "has made a decision to completely switch to automatic issuance of RDA diplomas starting from January 1, 2021. For that, all the participants' data will be accumulated on the RDA Auto Credit Server (https://mydx.eu)". It is possible to upload scans of QSL cards, as "this is the most convenient way to get those RDAs confirmed for which we haven't been able to get electronic log, but you have a QSL in the bottom of your drawer": detailed instructions can be found
on http://rdaward.org/press19_eng.htm.


QSO TODAY VIRTUAL HAM EXPO ---> The second Virtual Ham Expo organized by "QSO Today" will be held on 13-14 March on a live virtual reality platform that simulates a full convention experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to and engage with 60+ speakers, take part in live virtual kit building workshops, walk through the exhibit hall, watch new product demos and interact directly with booth staff. The QSO Today Ham Expo will run for 48 hours as a live event, then it will be available on-demand until 12 April.
See https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/ for registration and other information.


YASME FOUNDATION SUPPORTING GRANTS ---> The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation (www.yasme.org) has announced that at its 17 February board meeting it has made two grants of USD 5,000 each to the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) and the ARRL Foundation scholarship programmes for 2021.
DXPEDITION VIDEO (K5P Palmyra Atoll). The following is a YouTube.com video/presentation at a "Redwood Empire DX Association" (W6KB) online club meeting by John Miller, K6MM, titled "K5P DXpedition: The Cursed Paradise of Palmyra Atoll". Video is about 1 hour and 15 minutes long:
GERMAN NORTH POLE DXPEDITION. Operators Martina/DF3TS and Thomas/DC8TM will activate Svalbard (EU-026) as JW/homecalls to start their DXpedition between April 10-13th, 2022. Activity will be on SSB and FT8. They will then be active from a Russian "Severnyi Polyus" the Scientific Polar
Drifting Base (enclave by RFF) approx. 80kms from the North Pole on the Arctic Ocean where they will activate the WWFF area RFF-0176. Operators will use their special callsigns DP0LE (like POLE) and as RA/DC8TM/P and RA/DF3TS/P to represent the Russian flag of the camp between April 14-17th,
2022. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters using SSB and FT8. Activity from the North Pole (90 Degrees North) - under DP0LE and DC8TM/P together with Martina DF3TS/P will take place sometime during this time (The exact schedule will depend very much on weather conditions) on 20 meters [14244 kHz (+/-)]. !! Activity is limited to approx. 30 minutes!! For more details and updates, watch: https://www.qrz.com/db/DC8TM