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DXNieuws week 48-2019, verzameld door Henk, PD3H.
Bronnen: 425DXNews, Opdx, Twitter, OKDXA, DX-World

4S - Bernhard, DK7TF will be active again as 4S7DLG from Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka (AS-003) starting around 25 November. He will operate mainly SSB and FT8. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

5N - Bodo, DF8DX and Rene, DL2JRM have been active as 5N7Q from Abuja, Nigeria since 16 November. They will remain there until the 25th, Including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. They operate CW, RTTY, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound) on 160-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, or Club Log's OQRS, or via DF8DX (direct or bureau).

5V - Andy, KB9IJI is a long-term resident in Mango, Togo and has been granted "special permission to legally operate as 5V/KB9IJI" until his application for a callsign is approved, "hopefully before the end of the year". He plans to operate SSB, CW and digital modes on all HF bands, and to upload his log to both LoTW and eQSL.

8Q - Fabien, DF3XY will be active as 8Q7XY from the Maldives (AS-013) on 10-23 December. He will operate mainly FT8 and SSB on 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL direct to home call 8R - Heye, DJ9RR has been active as 8R1/AG6UT since 20 November, and will remain in Guyana until 28 November. He operates CW, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10 metres, and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via DJ9RR (direct or bureau), and eventually LoTW.

9J - Mario, IK1MYT is active as 9J2MYT from Lusaka, Zambia until May 2020. He can be QRV on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL direct to IZ3KVD.

C5 - Andre, ON7YK has been active again as C5YK since 16 November, and will remain in Bijilo, The Gambia until early March 2020. He operates digital modes (especially FT8), SSB and some CW on 60-10 metres. QSL via LoTW and eQSL, or via home call (see qrz.com for instructions); logsearch on http://www.on7yk.eu/.

C5 - Paul, SA6PIS will be active holiday style as C56PIS from Bakau, The Gambia from 28 November to 13 December. QSL via home call.

UA - Special callsigns R2019DX and UE29DX will be active from 25 November to 1 December to mark the 29th anniversary of the Miller DX Club. QSL via the bureau, or direct to RQ7L.

V4 - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from St. Kitts (NA-104) on 10-19 December. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 160-6 metres. QSL via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW.

VU - Datta, VU2DSI will be active again as AU2JCB from 23 November to 16 December to commemorate the birthdate of Indian physicist and radio pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose. Look for activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL direct to VU2DSI.

XZ - Martti, OH2BH has been active as XZ2D from Myanmar since 21 November. The licence issued to him is valid up to 17 April 2020, with band privileges limited to 20 MHz and higher (which means 15 and 10 metres only). Martti hopes to get a special temporary permission to operate on 14065 kHz for the duration of the CQ WW DX CW Contest (48 hours). QSL via OH2BH.

4U1UN NEWS (Update). On FaceBook, the United Nations Amateur Radio Club (4U1UN) reports the following on November 20th: 0
Couple of announcements:
1. Beacon is back although the antenna is literally being held together with tape and chewing gum at this point. Not sure how much longer it'll survive.
2. We've managed to figure out the kinks with the rack mounted system. Additionally, Elecraft fixed and returned our malfunctioning K3. We ran a few quick tests today and seems everything is finally functioning as it should. That said, you should start to hear 4U1UN back on the air very soon. Some may have had the good fortune of working Adrian today while he ran some tests.
The United Nations Amateur Radio Club's (4U1UN) FaceBook can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/United-Nations-Amateur-Radio-Club-4U1UN-169357566427247

5B60, CYPRUS (Special Event Update). Alan, 5B4AHJ, reports that the following message was issued to members of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society by CARS President, Nestoras  Jacovides, 5B4AHZ, today (November 11th).
Please publicize. Thank you: "Dear Members... 2020 is an important year for the Republic of Cyprus which completes 60 years since its establishment. Therefore, a request to the Department of Electronic Communications has been made requesting that we are granted the special 5B60 prefix for use throughout 2020, to help spread this important event by informing several thousan radio amateurs worldwide. I am pleased to inform you that our request has been approved. Specifically, all CARS members will be able to use the 5B60 prefix (instead of 5B) if they wish, starting from 1 Jan 2020 @ 00:00 until 31/12/2020 @ 23:59."

5H, TANZANIA. Chas, NK8O/VE3ISD, will once again be active as 5H3DX from Zinga, Tanzania, between February 16th and March 16th. Activity will be from the pediatric hospital at Zinga. Usual operations will be holiday style. Power output will be the legal limit for Tanzania at 100w and the primary antenna should be a Hexbeam configured for 40-6 meters, including the WARC bands. Operations will be primarily CW, with PSK31, FT8 and possibly SSB. He states that he will use a simple wire antenna and his KX3 with a KXPA100 amp. See QSL info on QRZ.com. Also, QSL via LoTW and eQSL. NO Bureau.

7Q, MALAWI. By the time you read this (as November 18th), Karl, DK2WV, will be active as 7Q7W from Lilongwe for about 3 weeks. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via DK2WV.

DXCC NEWS. The following operations have been reportedly approved (on the upcoming Tanzania operation Web page - http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/ ) for DXCC credit as well as the LoTW certificates:
5I5TT -- Tanzania; Upcoming 2020 operation
5I4ZZ -- Tanzania; Upcoming 2020 operations

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Andrea, IK1PMR, is currently active as EA8/IK1PMR from Tenerife Island (AF-004) for the next few weeks. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using all modes with a K3  and 500w amp. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op (band(s) to be decided) entry. QSL via HB9FKK (his Swiss callsign), by the Bureau or ClubLog.

FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA (Reminder). Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as FW/M0JHQ from Wallis Island (OC-054) between November 23-27th. He may apply for a unique FW callsign upon arrival. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via LoTW or direct to JA0JHQ. For more details and updates, see: https://pandasan.jimdo.com/fw-m0jhq

FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Operator Didier, FY5FY, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/High-Power/Assisted entry. QSL via FY5FY.

IOTA NEWS..............
AS-153. Members of the West Bengal Radio Club (VU2WB) will be active as 8T2G from Ganga Sagar Mela between January 10-17th, 2020.
Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via VU2NRO.

KP4, PUERTO RICO. Paul, WQ2N, will be active as KP4/WQ2N during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via WQ2N.

POSSIBLE NEW DXCC ENTITY (Country). On November 23rd, more than 200,000 registered voters on the Islands of Bougainville, part of the Papua New Guinea (PNG), will head to the polls to cast their ballots to choose between "greater autonomy within PNG or full independence." Voting will continue until December 7th. Read the complete story at:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50009912
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/bougainville-vote-world-newest-country-191120052528346.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2019/nov/21/peace-agreements-normally-fail-within-five-years-bougainville-is-a-lesson-to-us-all
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-20/-60-billion-mine-propels-bougainville-s-independence-vote

NEW QSL MANAGER. QSL Manager Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL Manager for the following stations: CN8KAM

T30L & C21WW (Story and Pictures Available Online). Yuris, YL2GM, informs OPDX that their DXpedition story is now available online in the following formats:
You can download it in MS Word:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dzbky0u7dcdb14w/Story%20T30L%20C21WW.docx?dl=0
PDF format:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8zkbmm5wk80yvhk/Story%20T30L%20C21WW.pdf?dl=0
Story pictures and pictures with flags:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/06848b3ahwhlcz0/AABggSFV3atipye0z-dCtm4Ta?dl=0

TF, ICELAND. Operators Col/MM0NDX (aka OJ0Y) and Jonathan/MM0OKG will be active as TF/OJ0Y and TF/MM0OKG, respectively, from the western side of the main island between December 31st and January 2nd, 2020. Depending on the propagation, operators will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL TF/OJ0Y via EB7DX or LoTW. QSL TF/MM0OKG via LoTW.

V3, BELIZE. Operators Victor/WB0TEV (V31VP) and Scott/K5PS (V31CQ) are once again active from Blackman Eddy until November 30th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. This will include participation in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry signing V31CQ. Victor may get on the air a little bit outside the contest as V31VP. QSL V31VP via WB0TEV, direct or by the Bureau. QSL V31CQ via K5PS, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog or LoTW.

V4, ST. KITTS. John, W5JON, will once again be active as V47JA from his Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies vacation home, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between December  10-19th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB and FT8. Equipment is a Yaesu FT1000MP, FT857D and an Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. John states his antennas are a Mosley Mini32A 10/15/20m, 33' Vertical 10-40m, 35' Top Loaded 80m Vertical, 160m Vertical and 6m 5 element Yagi. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (Reminder). By the time you read this, Mike, DF8AN, will be active as VK9LQ from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) until November 27th.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, RTTY, FT8 and other Digital modes (JT, PSK, MFSK16 and some HELL were mentioned). Michael states that he "will work in FT8 DXPedition mode only if too many callers", but he will mainly not work in DXPedition mode. Also, check the regular FT8 frequencies, and if too many callers, he will QSY to 14090, 7045 or 10142 in the DXPedition mode. Mike will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via DF8AN, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. NO ClubLog, OQRS or LoTW.

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLAND (Update). Janusz, SP9FIH, will be active as VK9NK from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between January 12th and April 12th. He states, " It is my tribute to Jim Smith, VK9NS, who lived and operated from there for years. According to last internet poll VK9N is 85th most wanted entity." Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. Suggested frequencies are:
SSB - 7095, 14195, 18140, 21195, 24940 and 28420 kHz
RTTY - 1845, 3569, 7045, 10145, 14095, 18095, 21095, 24920 and 28095 kHz
FT8 (F/H) - 1845 (1908 JA), 3569, 7045, 10145, 14095, 18095, 21095, 24920 and 28095 kHz
Equipment will be an IC-7200 and Expert 1.3K-FA into a Spiderbeam and verticals. QSL via SP9FIH or ClubLog's OQRS. His Web page is now online with a needs band/mode survey at: http://vk9nk.dxpeditions.org

ZL, NEW ZEALAND. Operators Roger/ZL2RX, Mark/ZL3AB, Byron/ZL3DXT, Geoff/ZL3GA and Phil/ZL3PAH will use the "Quake Contesters" callsign ZL3X during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW.
No Bureau.