Het DX-nieuws van week 7- 2020. Ook nu weer verzameld door Henk - PD3H.

 *** D X N E W S by PD3H ***
*** Sources:                      ***
*** 425DXNews, DX-World ***
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5H - Chas, NK8O will be active again as 5H3DX from Zinga, Tanzania between 16 February and 16 March. In his spare time he will operate CW, PSK31, FT8 and possibly SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via NK8O (direct only, see qrz.com for instructions), LoTW and eQSL.

6Y - Rob, N1TRK will be active holiday style as N1TRK/6Y from Jamaica (NA-097) on 8-20 February. He will operate mainly FT8 with some SSB on 40, 20, 17 and 10 metres. QSL via LoTW.

8Q - Hiro, JG1SXP will be active as 8Q7HK from the Maldives (AS-013) on 19-24 February. He will operate FT8, CW and some SSB on 80-15 metres, possibly also on 160 metres depending on local conditions. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to home call.

9N - Yuris, YL2GM and Eugene, EA5EL will be active as 9N7AM from Nepal on 9-16 February. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (Fox & Hound mode) on 160-10 metres with two stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (direct and bureau), or direct to YL2GN. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW six months after the end of the expedition. See http://www.lral.lv/9n7am/ for more information.

CE - Vasily R7AL, Vlad RK8A, Leo RW9JZ, Igor UA3EDQ, and Slav OK8AU (RW8A) will be active as XR8RRC from Villa Puerto Eden, Wellington Island (SA-032) on 12-16 March. They plan to operate CW, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound mode) on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 metres. Depending on local conditions, they might also go and operate as XR8RRC/p from Riesco Island (SA-091) for up to 48 hours between 19 and 21 March. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (preferred); those who do not use Club Log should go direct and mail their request to EU7A (maildrop: Andrey N. Teterukov, P.O. Box 13, 212030 Mogilev-30, Belarus). See https://rv6ali.wixsite.com/patagonia2020 for more information.

CO - Once again special station T45FM will be QRV from the lighthouse at Punta Maya on 14-16 February for the American Lighthouses Weekend. Expect activity on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and FT8. QSL via RW6HS.

FG - Gildas, FG/F6HMQ and Michel, FG/F6GWV will be active as TO3Z from Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 21 February to 8 March, including an entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL via F6HMQ.

JD1_oga- Look for JD1BON (QSL via JA1UII and LoTW) and JD1BPH (QSL via JH1HHC and LoTW) to be active again from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara from 25 February to 5 March. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-6 metres.

KP2 - Brian, ND3F will be active as KP2/ND3F from St. Croix, Virgin Islands (NA-106) on 12-18 February, including an entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via EA5GL.

OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again in his spare time as OX3LX from Aasiaat Island (NA-134) starting on 13 February for a couple of weeks. He might also take a side trip to Disko Island (NA-134) for 1-2 days. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via OZ0J.

P4 - John, W2GD will be active as P44W from Aruba (SA-036) on 11-17 February. He will operate mainly CW, with some focus on 160, 30, 17 and 12 metres, and will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2MM.

PJ2 - Thilo, DL9NBJ is active again as PJ2/DL9NBJ from Curacao (SA-099) until 19 February. He operates CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via Club Log's OQRS only.

SM - Celebrating World Radio Day, special callsign 7S6WRD will be active again from the Grimeton Radio Station (https://grimeton.org/) on 13 February. QSL via the bureau, or direct to SK6SAQ. Built in the early Twenties, the Grimeton Radio Station has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2004.

TI - Mike, TI5/W1USN and Bob, TI5/AA1M will be active from Costa Rica from 20 February to 4 March. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 160-10 metres, and also "hope to do some FM satellite". QSLs via LoTW, or via home calls (direct or bureau).

TL - Fernando, EA4BB has been QRT as 9Q6BB since 18 December 2019. On 16 February he will move to the Central African Republic, where he should remain for a few months and hopefully be active as TL8BB (requested callsign).

TZ - Ulmar, DK1CE is active as TZ1CE from the QTH of TZ4AM in Bamako, Mali until around 20 February. He operates mainly CW, with some FT8 and possibly SSB. QSL via DK1CE, direct or bureau. He does not use LoTW.

V2 - Flavio, IW2NEF will be active as V26FP from Antigua (NA-100) on 7-13 March. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, or direct to IK2DUW.

V3 - Walt, W0CP as V31DJ (CW) and his wife Mary Kay, K0ZV as V31DK (SSB and FT8) will be active from Placencia, Belize on 10-24 February. They will be QRV on 80-10 metres. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home calls.

V4 - Andy, N2NT will be QRV as V47NT from St. Kitts (NA-104) on 12-17 February, with main activity as V47T during the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via W2RQ.

V4 - Bill, V4/W3WH and Larry, V4/K3VX will be active from St. Kitts 13-19 February. They will operate CW and some SSB on 160-10 metres, with "some intensive operation" during the ARRL DX CW Contest.

V6 - Sho, JA7HMZ has cancelled his 14-21 February V63DX & V6A activity from Micronesia, due to the Corona Virus outbreak.

W - Rick, N1DC is active holiday style as N1DC/4 from Hutchinson Island (NA-141) until 25 February. He operates CW, FT8 and SSB on 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL direct to home call, and LoTW.

XE - The team that is expected to operate as 6F3A from Isla Perez (NA-153) on 11-17 February will stay for one night on Isla del Carmen (NA-135), and hopefully be active "for some hours" as 4A2L. They plan to operate CW and FT8 (Fox & Hound mode) on 40, 30 and 20 metres; if conditions are good, they may also be QRV on 17 and 12 metres, and do some SSB. QSL via XE1SY (see qrz.com for Paypal instructions)

CARIBBEAN TRIP ---> Mike, DF8AN will be active as ZF2AN from the Cayman Islands on 14-23 February, and as C6AAN the Bahamas from 23 February to 1 March. He will operate CW, RTTY, FT8 (Fox & Hound on 7045, 10142 and 14090 only if there are too many callers) and other digital modes, and will try to be QRV on all bands (160-6 metres). QSL via DF8AN, direct or bureau. He does not use Club Log or LoTW.

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK ---> The Worldwide Antarctic Program has announced that the 17th Antarctic Activity Week will be held on 10-17 February. The aim of this annual event is to promote worldwide interest in the Antarctic continent. Special callsigns (QSL via operator's instructions) are expected to be aired during this year's AAW from the following countries:
Austria OE17AAW, OE88WAP, OE89ANT, OE90AAW
France TM17AAW
Italy II2ANT, II3BOVE, II5ANT, IR1ANT, IR1SP
Netherlands PA6ANT, PF88ANT
Russia R200ANT
Ukraine EM200ANT, EN200ANT
USA K4A, K4C
Complete information on the AAW can be found on http://www.waponline.it/.