Het DX-nieuws van week 5 - 2020. Ook nu weer verzameld door Henk - PD3H.
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5H - Announced frequencies for the 4-18 February DXpedition to Zanzibar Island (AF-032) are:
CW 1826 3527 7025 10115 14030 18068 21030 24890 28030
SSB 3775 7090 14240 18130 21310 24950 28470
FT8 1845 3567 7056 10131 14084 18095 21091 24911 28091
When working FT8 for Japan , the team will use normal mode and receive on 1908 kHz. Nine operators will be signing 5I5TT on CW, SSB and RTTY, and 5I4ZZ on FT8 with four stations QSL via I2YSB; real-time logsearch and OQRS for direct cards can be found On http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/. The operation has been already approved for DXCC credit, and the LoTW certificates have been received.
5H - Announced frequencies for the 6-18 February 5H4WZ DXpedition to Pemba Island (AF-063) CW 1825.5 3505 7005 10105 14005 18075 21005 24895 28005
SSB 1855 3790 7130 14255 18130 21230 24950 28495
RTTY 3595 7055 10145 14090 18110 21095 24925 28088
FT8 1844 3578 7078 10140 14080 18105 21090 24920 28080
Seven operators will be active with two or three stations, and will participate in the CQ WPX RTTY and the ARRL DX CW contests. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via OM3PA.
6O - SOMALIA. Ali, EP3CQ, will once again be active as 6O1OO as of January 9th, until February 5th. Activity will be limited to his spare time because he works for the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in Mogadishu. Operations are on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/10/6 meters (mostly
on 40/20 meters FT8) using CW, SSB and FT8. The 6O1OO station, currently is the only active and licensed Amateur Radio Station in Somalia. Ali informs OPDX that he posts updates on his QRZ.com page and is looking for some equipment donations. He posted the following on his QRZ.com
page: "Due to the harsh weather conditions super (hot, humid, windy and, salty) there is a necessity to change the equipment antennas, wires, UPS and defect RF units (due to overheat), I need and rely on your donations to keep the station running. Sponsors and equipment donors, please contact
me (EP3CQ) directly."
REMINDER: Effective as of February 11, 2019, the callsign, 6O1OO, has been accepted for DXCC credit. QSL direct to: Ali Solhjoo, Schnackenburgstr. 3, Berlin 12159, Germany. QSL cards will be replied to on a bi-monthly basis. IRC's are not accepted. See QRZ.com for more info and picture of his station. Flash news will be posted via Twitter: @ep3cq
9K - Special callsign 9K59NLD will be active on 1-29 February in celebration of Kuwait's 59th National Day (25 February)
and Liberation Day (26 February). QSL via 9K2RA.
C5 - Bogdan, SP2FUD and Zenon, SP2GCJ have been active again as C5FUD and C5GCJ from The Gambia since 18 January, and expect to remain there until the 31st. They operate mainly FT8 with some CW, SSB and RTTY. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via SP2GCJ.
CE - The Radio Club Melipulli (CE7RCM) will be active as XR7FPC from the lighthouse at Punta Corona on Chiloe Island (SA-018) on 15-16 February. Look for activity on the HF bands SSB and digital modes. QSL direct to CE7RCM.
DU - JA1PBV was active as DU1S/1 from Busuanga Island (OC-090) on 16-19 January. He expects to go and be QRV as DU1S from the Cuyo Islands (OC-120) starting on 24 January. He will operate CW and FT8 on 40-6 metres. He will be back home in Japan on 4 February. QSL via JA1PBV (direct or bureau); he will upload his log to LoTW and Club Log.
FJ - ST. BARTHEMELY. Operators Pat/N2IEN, Lee/WW2DX, Rock/WW1X and Ray/W2RE will be active as FJ/N2IEN, FJ/WW2DX, FJ/WW1X and FJ/W2RE, respectively, from St. Barthemely (NA-146) between February 15-22nd. Activity will be holiday style on various HF (160-6m)/VHF/UHF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and satellites. QSL via their home callsigns. The group will also be in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th). They will be QRV on the HF bands, 2m EME and possibly via satellite.
H4 - Bernhard, DL2GAC will be active again as H44MS from Malaita (OC-047), Solomon Islands between 5 February and 10 April. He operates SSB on 80-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. He is entering his paper logs into a computer for uploading to Club Log
(so far 47,233 QSOs logged between 2 March 1992 and 22 September 2019 have been uploaded) and eventually LoTW.
KP4 - Rafael KP4RV, Felix KP4RD and other eight operators will be active as KP3RE from Culebra Island (NA-249) on 21-23 February. QSL via EA5GL
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ is active again in his spare time as OX3LX from Aasiaat Island (NA-134) until 31 January. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via OZ0J
PJ4 - Scott, NE9U will be active as PJ4/NE9U from Bonaire (SA-006) on 8-22 February. QSL via LoTW, or via home call (direct preferred). Scott, K1TO, K2NG and KK9K will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as PJ4A (QSL via K4BAI and LoTW).
PJ5 - Chuck, KG9N will be active as PJ5/KG9N from Sint Eustatius (NA-145) on 4-21 February, including the ARRL DX CW Contest and the CQ WPX RTTY Contest. QSL via LoTW, or via home call.
TI - Look for TI7/G3WPH, TI7/G4IRN and TI7/KY7M to be active from Costa Rica on 10-17 February. QSLs via LoTW only. They will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as TI7W (QSL via W4FS).
TU - Petr OK1BOA, Petr OK1FCJ and David OK6DJ will be active as TU5PCT from the Cote d'Ivoire between 21 February and 1 March, with "full operation" expected on 24-29 February. They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OK6DJ. See https://www.cdxp.cz/ for more information.
UR - Special event station EM30UCC is active from 22 January to 31 May to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Contest Club. QSL via the bureau, direct, or via LoTW.
V3 - Victor, WB0TEV will be active again as V31VP from central Belize on 5-11 February, including participation in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest (8-9 February). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via WB0TEV (direct or bureau).
V6 - Sho, JA7HMZ will be active again as V63DX from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia on 14-21 February. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres, with a focuns on 160m for Europe, and will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as V6A. QSL for both callsigns via LoTW , or direct to JA7HMZ.
The logs will be uploaded to Club Log.
V7 - MARSHALL ISLANDS. After passing through Chagos Islands [VQ9], Randy, WW6RG, will be active as V73/WW6RG from Kwajalein Atoll on February 4th. He hopes to be active from the KARC facility between 0400-0530z and 0630-0800z on 20 meters SSB with 100 watts. If not, his activity will be with his QRP radio. QSL via WW6RG.
VE - Alex, VE1RUS and Pierre, VE3TKB will be active again from VY0ERC, the Eureka Amateur Radio Club station located on Ellesmere Island (NA-008, CQ Zone 2) between 1 February and 28 March. They will operate SSB, CW, FT8 and RTTY mostly on 40 and 20 metres.
QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.
W - The Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club (W5NAC) will be active as K5C on 1-2 February remembering the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia (1 February 2003), the astronauts who lost their lives that day and the hundreds of amateur radio operators who went to Nacogdoches to assist in the search for and recovery of the debris. Operation will be primarily on 20 meters (14260 and 14174 kHz) and 40 metres (7220 and 7174 kHz). QSL via LoTW, or direct to W5NAC.
ZS - Special callsign ZS95SARL will be in use throughout 2020 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the South African Radio League (SARL), which was founded in May 1925 as the South African Radio Relay League. QSL via the bureau.
It has been reported that Wayne M. McKenzie, K8LEE, became a Silent Key (SK) from a rare type of blood cancer. He had been on several DXpeditions including CY9C several times. In his last days he was still actively working 6M meteor scatter. He was an SSIDXG member and helped build antennas for VP8SSI and 3Y0PI. He was a DXer, VHFer and contester. He set some VHF contest records in the 1970s and 1980s. His 6M beams were impressive, says WA4JQS. Some of the DX calls he had been on the air with: CY0AA, K8LEE/CY0, VP2MLE, VP2DX, C6DX, 5H3US, K8LEE/5H3, TI2AA, TI2A, J6DX, J8DX, 40YDX, 4N6EE, TX5C, PJ2/K8LEE, PJ2T, W1AW/8, HI2DX, W1AW/9, TI5/K8L33 and CY9C (2016).