Het DX-nieuws van week 6 - 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 ***

3W - Wolfgang, DL5MAE will be active again in his spare time as 3W2MAE from Vietnam approximately between 13 and 20 February. He has antennas for 80-10 metres, but the QRM at his QTH, especially on the low bands, is very high and "sometimes it needs lots of patience to complete a QSO". QSL via DL5MAE (bureau preferred).

5I -TANZANIA (Reminder).The Italian DXpedition Team (IDT) will be activating Zanzibar Island (AF032) in Tanzania between February 4-18th. The IDT will be using two callsigns: 5I5TT for CW, SSB and RTTY; 5I4ZZ for FT8 and FT4. Operators mentioned are Alfeo/I1HJT, Tony/I2PJA, Silvano/
I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Paolo/IW1ARB and Mac/JA3USA. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with 4 stations on the air. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 1826, 3530, 7025, 10115, 14030, 18068, 21030, 24890 and 28030 kHz
SSB - 3775, 7090, 14240, 18130, 21310, 24950 and 28470 kHz
RTTY - 14084 kHz
FT4 - 3575, 7047.5, 10140, 14080, 18104, 21140, 24919 and 28180 kHz
FT8 - 1845, 3585, 7056, 10131, 14084, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz
** For Japanese stations only: FT8 on 160m will use the normal mode.
Their RX frequency will be on 1908 kHz.
The IDT is conducting a band/mode survey for their Tanzania operation at:
http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
QSL via OQRS (http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline/). QSL via I2YSB direct only
or LoTW after the operation.

6Y - JAMAICA. Rob, N1TRK, will be active as N1TRK/6Y from Negril, Jamaica (NA-097), between February 8-20th. Activity will be on 40/20/17/10 meters using primarily FT8 with some SSB. Equipment is a Elecraft KX2 into a W1SFR end fed or 40 meter dipole. He suggests to look for him at his sunset. QSL via LoTW.

8A17 -INDONESIA (Special Event). Look for special event station 8A17BJR between February 19-21st. Activity is to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the local ORARI Kota Banjar radio club. Operations will be on 80/40/2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Special certificates are available, see: https://orarilokalkotabanjar.design.blog/download
QSL via details on QRZ.com.
9K59 - KUWAIT (Special Event). Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society will activate the special event callsign 9K59NLD throughout the month of February. Activity is to celebrate Kuwait's 59th National Day (February 25th) and Liberation Day (February 26th). QSL via 9K2RA. For more details, see QRZ.com.

C2 - Look for C21AA (QSL via JH3QFL), C21GW (QSL via JR3GWZ), C21MB (QSL via JH3AZC), C21PF (QSL via JA1PFP) and C21VA (QSL via JH3VAA) to be active from Nauru (OC-031) on
4-10 February. C21MB is expected to do 2m EME, while the others will operate mainly FT8 with some CW on the HF bands.

DL - Club station DF0CHE will be active as DA2025C from 1 February to 31 January 2021 to support the candidacy of the city of Chemnitz as European Capital of Culture 2025. All QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau and eQSL.

DL - Heiko, DK3DM and others are active as DL2020R until the end of the year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the German reunification process. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (bureau or direct), or direct only to M0SDV.

DL - DL250BEETH is another special callsign commemorating Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th anniversary. It will be used by the Kerpen local branch of DARC from 8 February to 31 December. QSL via DJ6SI.

E5 - SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Reminder). Donald, VE7DS, will be active as E51DDG from the Kiikii Inn on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between February 2-14th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters daily using CW only with an Elecraft K3 and KPA500 running 500 watts into verticals on the beach. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.

HR - Dave, VE3VSM will be active again as VE3VSM/HR9 from Roatan Island (NA-057) on 11-23 February. The primary purpose of his trip is Scuba diving. He will be QRV on 20 and 15 metres CW, including activity in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to VE3VSM.

JD1 - OGASAWARA. Operators Take/JA1UII and Kami/JH1HHC will be active as JD1BON and JD1BPH, respectively, from Komagari, Chichijima Island (AS-031), between February 25th and March 5th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW (end of March). Sorry e-QSL is not supported.

KL - Henry, NL0H is working on plans for some more activity as NL0H/p from St. Lawrence Island (NA-040) "sometime between February and March". In his spare time he will operate SSB and possibly FT8/FT4 on 40, 20 and possibly 30 metres. Last year Henry was active from NA-040 on 17-20 May, 7 and 9 June. QSL direct to home call.

PY0F - Andre, PP6ZZ will be active as PY0FF from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) on 5-18 February. He plans to operate all modes, including FT8 and FT4, in his spare time. QSL via LoTW, or via W9VA.

UA_ant - RI1ANC, the club station at Vostok Station (Antarctica), will be active again starting on 10 February. Look for activity on the HF bands, mainly FT8 with some CW and SSB. QSL via RN1ON.

V3 - Uwe, DL8UD will be active as V31KO from Belize on 11-20 February. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 160-6 metres, and will take part in the ARRL DX CW Contest as V3O. QSLs via home call (direct or bureau) and logsearch on Club Log.

VP2M - Ed, K1EP will be active as VP2MEP from Montserrat (NA-103) on 11-17 February. He will operate CW, SSB and some FT8. QSL via LoTW, or direct to K1EP. He will join the VP2MSS team for the ARRL DX CW Contest (QSL VP2MSS via LoTW only).

VP5 - Bill, AC0W and Pat, K0PC will be active as VP5/AC0W and VP5/K0PC from Providenciales (NA-002), Turks and Caicos Islands on 12-17 February. QSL via home calls. They will operate mainly CW on 160-10 metres, and will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as VP5K (QSL via K0PC). The logs will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log.

ZC4 - Rob, G4WXJ will be active as ZC4RH from the UK Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus between 4 and 13 February. He expects to operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. He does not use LoTW or Club Log.

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> Hans, PB2T is active as PJ2/PB2T from Curacao until 2 February. Then he will go and be QRV as FJ/PB2T from St. Barthelemy on 3-5 February, as PJ6/PB2T from Saba on 6-7 February, and as either PJ7/PB2T from Sint Maarten (PJ7) or FS/PB2T from St. Martin on 8-11 February. QSLs via LoTW.

SOUTH PACIFIC TRIP ---> Will, AA4NC and Ron, AA4VK (https://aa4vk.com/) will be active on a holiday style DXpedition to the South Pacific as follows:
12-16 February TX4N and TX4VK from Tahiti, French Polynesia
18-20 February ZL/AA4NC and ZL/AA4VK from New Zealand
21-23 February VK9NR and VK9NN from Norfolk Island
24-27 February VK/AA4NC and VK/AA4VK from Australia
28-29 February P29NC and P29VK (requested callsigns) from Papua New Guinea
1-2 March H44NC and H44VK (requested callsigns) from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
3-5 March YJ0NC and YJ0VK from Vanuatu
6-10 March 3D2AA and 3D2VK from Fiji
Plans are to operate CW, FT8, FT4 and SSB on all bands. Look for TX4N and 3D2AA to participate in the ARRL DX CW and SSB Contests, respectively. QSL AA4NC calls via EA5GL, QSL AA4VK calls direct to AA4VK.
TI9A ---> The TI9A team was due to depart Puntarenas aboard the "Okeanos Aggressor I" on 30 January in the late afternoon (local time). They expect to reach Cocos Island after about 36 hours, indicatively around 12 UTC on 1 February. See https://dx-world.net/ti9a-cocos-island/ for updates.
NEW IARU WEBSITES ---> "For some time, all parts of IARU have been working to bring together the very different website styles of the three regions and the global site into one single global identity and brand for all four sites. At the same time, new material has been added to broaden appeal of the sites", Don Beattie, G3BJ (President, IARU Region 1) reported on 30 January. The new IARU Global and Region 1 websites are now up and running, the others will go live over the next several days. The three regional sites can be accessed direct from the IARU Global homepage: https://iaru.org/.