UBARoyal Belgian Amateur Radio Union

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Old "Traffic News" messages

J44LH - Trikeri Lighthouse
Submitted by: ON5EX
For the second time after 5 years, the Trikeri Lighthouse (ARLHS GRE-128), will be activated on September 7-10 with the special callsign J44LH. The lighthouse is situated on Point Kavoulia in the Gulf of Pagasitikos.

Bands 160m-6m, modes CW, SSB, PSK, RTTY. Equipment: YAESU FT-897, ICOM IC-706MKIIG, Yaesu FT-101ZD. Antennas: HF Extended Double Zeppelin 20+20m, Multiband Delta Loop (40-10M), 10m endfed vertical, 3 PC with MixW & Wintest.

QSL Manager: SV4FFL.

Should you require further information, please contact Costas SV4FFL on: +30 6945 886306 or via email: sv4ffl(at)raag.org.

OQ2MRS - Red Star Line Museum
Submitted by: ON4JW
OQ2MRS will be the callsign commemorating the transportation of 2 million passengers to the United States of America.

On September 28, the Red Star Line Museum will open in the historic warehouses of the Red Star Line shipping company in Antwerp, Belgium. The Red Star Line Museum tells the story of millions of Europeans who had the courage to leave everything behind and go away, in search of happiness and a better life. It is a story of high expectations and huge disappointments, a story about adrenaline and sleepless nights. In the old buildings of the shipping company all these emotions and stories are tangible and visible.

Changing Times in DX Hunt - OH2BH
Submitted by: ON4CAS
Top DXer Martti Laine's OH2BH lecture, "Changing Times in DX Hunt", at the Friedrichshafen Ham Radio June 2013 venue is available here.
Club Log OQRS survey results - G7VJR
Submitted by: ON7TK
Michael G7VJR published the results of a survey about Online QSL Requests (OQRS) on his blog.

The survey asked whether charging should be allowed, and whether it should remain mandatory to offer bureau cards.

OR9W/P - Lightship Westhinder 1
Submitted by: ON4CB
OR9W/P will be aired during Lighthouse/Lightship weekend on August 16, 17 and 18 from the Westhinder 1 lightship in Rupelmonde (ref. BE0004). All equipment will be installed on the lightship itself. Frequencies: 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80m.

QSL via ON4CB via bureau or direct.

ILLW entrants for 2013 and previous years and all lighthouse/lightship references can be found here.

TM20RSX - 20 years of Friiendship UBA-RSX and Radio-club F5KFL
Submitted by: ON7WZ
The UBA section RSX and the French radioclub F5KFL are planning a French-Belgian expedition from 10/08/2013 to 17/08/2013 to commemorate their 20 years of friendship.

This expedition will take place at Ingrandes near Poitiers in the department 86 of France. 16 French and Belgian operators will be QRV on all HF and VHF bands with several stations in SSB, CW and digital modes with the special callsign TM20RSX. TM: French special prefix, 20: 20 years we are twinned radio-clubs, RSX: the members of F5KFL have chosen our UBA section letters as suffix.

ON2CQ - ONFF-031 Oostduinhoeken
Submitted by: ON2CQ
This Saturday 10 August 2013 I will activate a new ONFF Ref: ONFF-031 Oosthoekduinen (De Panne-Andinkerke).

QTH Transmission Long: (2° 33' 56'' E) Lat: (51° 5' 36'' N).
QTH locator: JO11GC.
Frequency: ± 7.144 MHz.

Rig: Ant. mono-band on my car with Yaesu FT-450AT (Pwr 50W).

Start: 6:00 UTC End: 10:00 UTC.

QSL 100%

Hope to hear you on the band.
IOTA ON stations
Submitted by: ON7EQ
ON stations reporting their participation in the upcoming RSGB IOTA contest (27-28 July):

  • IA5/OO4O, Elba EU-028, Noël ON4APU
  • TM7T, Chausey EU-039, Jean-Jacques ON7EQ, Claude ON7TK, Carine ON7LX + team
  • 9A/OO7T/P, Brac EU-016, Danny ON4CEZ, Jan ON7JA, Anneleen ON3AV
  • PA/ON6CQ, Schouwen-Duiveland EU-146, Ron ON6CQ
  • EI1A, Ireland, Olivier ON4EI
  • PF10C, Schouwen-Duiveland EU-146, PA0LCE, ON4AWT, ON4ON, ON4FE, ON5SY, ON5UT, ON6CX, ON6JM, ON7PO, ON7PQ, ON8LW
9A/OO7T/P - Dalmatian islands, Croatia
Submitted by: ON7JA
The Dalmatian islands Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Solta, and Vis will be activated from 22 July to 1 August 2013, including the 2013 IOTA contest (27-28 July).

9A/OO7T/P expedition members are Anneleen ON3AV, Danny ON4CEZ and Jan ON7JA, operating on VHF & HF on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m, SSB/CW.

100 % special QSL via the bureau.

EI8GQB / EI1A one-man activation
Submitted by: ON5EX
From July 7 to July 31, Olivier ON4EI is back to Ireland to operate EI8GQB/EI1A from a caravan with green energy. He will also activate EI1A callsign during:

- the IARU HF Worldchampionship contest, July 13-14
- the CQ WW VHF contest July 20-21 (50 MHz only)
- the Island On The Air contest July 27-28

Activities and antenna experimentation can be followed here, where you will find a live information banner with on air frequencies and information. Also LIVE video streaming from the caravan will be provided here.

  • 18m top loaded vertical monopole for 160-80m-40m bands + 32 radials
  • 3 elements East-West directional inverted V beam for 40m band
  • 200m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional
  • 2 x Spiderbeam antennas for 20/15/10m bands
  • 5 elements ZX Yagi 6m band
  • Elecraft K3+P3 & Kenwood TS2000 100W
  • 500Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator

Objective: enjoy radio, run the contests on green energy only and score amongst TOP 10 world stations in SOABLP category.

QSL manager is PA3249.