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We proberen regelmatig een lijst te publiceren van de meest gangbare DX-stations die dan aktief zijn.

Het DX nieuws van deze week weer voor u op een rijtje gezet door Henk Mulder, PD3H

Henk Mulder

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Collected by PD3H

3D2/R - Rotuma
Tony, 3D2AG expected to be QRV as 3D2AG/p from Rotuma from around 28 November to 5 January 2020 . The ship scheduled to depart on 23 November, however, "has inexplicably (and at two days' notice only) been brought forward to the 16th of November! As this is too early because of QRL and other preparations", Tony says, "there will be a delay in the start of the operation. There are a number of other options being looked at, sailing either towards the end November or early December". Updates will be posted to https://www.qrz.com/db/3d2ag/p.

4L - Georgia
Tev, TA1HZ will be active as 4L/TA1HZ from Georgia on 13-20 December. He will operate from 4L6QC's QTH, with main activity on the lower bands FT8 and FT4. QSL via LoTW, or direct to TA1HZ.

4X - Isreal
Several operators from the Holy Land DX Group will be active as 4X9R from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Beit She'arim on 27-28 December. They will operate CW and SSB with two stations on 80-10
metres. QSL via 4Z5LA. [TNX 4X1VF]

5T - Mauritania
Onno, PE5O will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as 5T0AA from Mauritania. He will be using 5T5PA's station, and before and after the contest he will operate RTTY and CW. QSL via home call, LoTW and eQSL.

6W - Senegal
F6BEE, F8CRH and N5ZO will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as 6V7A from Senegal. Before the contest they will be using 6W1RW.
QSL for both callsigns via LoTW (preferred), Club Log's OQRS, or via F6BEE (direct or bureau). [TNX NG3K]

The Radio Club of Sevran (F5KKD) will be active as 6W7PCT from Senegal on 18-25 november. A team of four (F4DVT, F5NTZ, F5RPN and F8GGV) will operate CW, SSB and digital modes with three stations, including activity during the CW WW DX CW Contest. QSL for this operation via Club Log's OQRS, or via the bureau to F5KKD, or direct to F8GGV.

9J - Zambia
Rune, LA7THA and other nine operators (namely LA3BO, LA3MHA, LA8OM, LA9KKA, LA9VPA, LB8DC, DK6SP, OE5CWO and OE7PGI) will be active as 9J2LA from Zambia on 5-15 March 2020. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8 (Fox & Hound) and some RTTY on 160-6 metres.
QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and logsearch on Club Log. More information and updates on http://9j2la.com/.

CT9 - Madeira
Look for CT9/R7KW (QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to K2PF), CT9/RW7K, CT9/UZ5DX (QSL via HG5DX) and CT9/VE3LA to be active from Madeira (AF-014) on 16-26 November. They will team up with CT3HF to participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as CR3X (QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to K2PF). [TNX NG3K]

FS - Saint Martin
John K9EL, Paul K9NU, Gary N9AOL and John W9ILY will be active as TO9W from Saint Martin (NA-105) on 4-13 December, including an entry in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (6-8 December). They will operate CW and FT8 (Fox & Hound on 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 KHz), plus some SSB and RTTY, with three stations. "Our primary focus will be on 40, 80 and 160m during
hours of darkness", they say, but they "will also operate 30 metres through 6m depending on openings". QSL TO9W via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via W9ILY (direct or bureau). They plan to Activate Club Log's real time log updates, assuming a steady Internet connection, and to upload to LOTW daily. More information can be found on http://k9el.com/SaintMartin2019/SXM2019.htm.

HC - Honduras
Antonio, EA5RM will be in Ecuador from 2 December to 5 January. He plans to be QRV in his spare time as HC3/EA5RM from Loja, and perhaps also as HC2/EA5RM from Guayaquil. He will operate SSB and
digital modes on 40-10 metres.

HV - Vatican city
Francesco, IK0FVC and Roberto, IK0PRG will be active as HV0A from the Vatican City during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. It will be a part-time operation for "about half a day" on 23 November only. QSL via LoTW, or direct to IK0FVC.

LU - Argentina
Radio Club QRM Belgrano, LU4AAO is active on the HF bands SSB, FT8, CW until 18 November to celebrate Argentine Tradition Day. QSL direct to LU4AAO; more information on http://lu4aao.org/.

OA - Peru
A team will be active as OC3CS from the archaeological site of Cerro Sechin in northern Peru on 29-30 November. Two stations will operate SSB and digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via OA4O (direct
or bureau) and LoTW.

P4 - Aruba
Alex, KU1CW will be active as P4/KU1CW from Aruba (SA-036) on 17-26 November, and as P40C during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSLs via LoTW.

T30 - Kiribati
Alex, 5B4ALX will be active as T30ET from Tarawa, West Kiribati (OC-017) from 18 March to 2 April 2020. He will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on 160-6 metres. T30ET will operate FT8 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 (preferred), LoTW, or via IZ4AMS. See http://www.5b4alx.cloud/t30et-tarawa-atoll-2020/ for updates and more information.

T8 - Palau
Nobu, JA0JHQ (http://pandasan.jimdo.com/) will be active again as T88PB from Koror (OC-009), Palau on 6-8 December. This time he will concentrate on 160 metres CW and FT8. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct to JA0JHQ.

TU - Ivory Coast
Ton ON1DX, Olivier ON4EI, Ief ON6KX and Roger ON7TQ will be active as TU2R from the Cote d'Ivoire from 23 March to 3 April 2020, including participation in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes (RTTY and FT8) on 160-10 metres with three stations. QSL via ON1DX (direct or bureau) and LoTW. See https://tu2r.wordpress.com/ for updates and more information, including PayPal instructions.

V6 - Miconesia
Sho, JA7HMZ has cancelled his 22-27 November trip to Micronesia He had planned to be QRV as V63DX and V6A during the CQ WW DX CW Contest.

VK - Australia
Steve, G0UIH will be active as VK2IAY/4 from Heron Island (OC-142) on 2-9 December. Main activity will be on or around 14260 kHz SSB.
QSL via G0UIH, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]

VP2M - Montserrat
George, K2DM will be active as VP2MDM from Montserrat (NA-103) on 21-25 November, including a Multi-Two entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest along with K2PS (VP2MPS), K2TE (VP2MED) and N4FP (VP5M??).
Outside the contest they will use their individual VP2M calls, and Operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 160-6 metres . QSL VP2MDM via LoTW, or direct to K2DM; QSL VP2MPS via K2PS and LoTW.

XT - Burkina Faso
Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 2-20 December, with a focus on 160, 80 and 60 metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.

XW - Laos
Bruce, 3W3B will be active again as XW4XR from Laos on 4-16 December. He will operate CW, FT8 and FT4 on 60-6 metres. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or via E21EIC.

YS - El Salvador
A large team of German operators (namely DH8WR, DJ6TF, DJ9KH, DL1KWK, DL2HWA, DL2RNS, DL4SVSA, DL7JOM, DL7VEE and DL9GFB) will be active as HU1DL from the Pacific Coast of El Salvador from 30 January to 13 February 2020. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-6 metres with three stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred) or via DL4SVA (direct or bureau), and eventually LoTW.
See https://hu1dl.mydx.de for more information, including band plan and QSLing policy.

Z6 - Kosovo
Mome, Z32ZM plans to active as Z68MA from Kosovo "by the end of November and December". He will concentrate on 160 and 80 metres, with some 40 and 30m. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via
home call.

TA0/R7AL & TA0/RK8A ---> The 11-14 November activity from Bogsak Island (AS-23) was cancelled because "there is a NATO base nearby, and the island is closed", RW3RN reported. Vasily and Vlad went to their second destination earlier than planned, and started operations from Suluada (AS-115) on 13 November. They operated CW on 30 and 40 metres; then, in the UTC morning of 14 November, the island was hit by a fierce storm with heavy rain that damaged the team's equipment and personal belongings.

YJ0RRC ---> Although the same callsign was used from either Gaua Island (OC-104) and Tongoa Island (OC-111), there are two separate log searches on Club Log: YJ0RRC for OC-104 and YJ0RRC/p for OC-111. Yan, RZ3FW and Sergei, R4WAA are currently active as YJ0FWA from Efate (OC-035) until 20 November.

YOTA REGION 2 SUMMER CAMP ---> Taking a cue from IARU Region 1's Youngsters On The Air annual summer camp, the Youth on the Air (YOTA) committee in IARU Region 2 has announced the first camp for licensed amateur radio operators aged 15-25 in the Americas next year. The inaugural summer camp will take place on 21-26 June at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township (North Cincinnati), Ohio. Complete information will be published on https://yotaregion2.org/.