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VE100VMY - Vimy memorial park
31-03-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
A commemorative amateur radio station with the call sign VE100VIMY, will operate from April 1 to April 9, 2017 from Vimy memorial park during the ceremonies marking the centenary of the WW1 battle.  There will be two stations and appropriate antennas working on a 24 hour basis.

There is a website http://ve100vimy.ca/ that contains more information on the project. The event is being organized by the Vimy Commemorative Station Society, a registered in British Columbia Society, in coordination with a number of leading Canadian amateurs.


 
IO9R - Sicily
25-03-2017
Submitted by: ON5EN
Operators from Radio Club Leuven will participate as IO9R from Sicily island (EU-025) during the CQ WW WPX SSB contest on 25 & 26 March 2017.

Participants will be : IT9BTI IT9YAO ON4FG ON4LN ON4CU ON5EN ON6NG ON7JB ON7PX ON8PL.

QSL manager is ON3AR.
VK5CE - IOTA Tour 2017
07-03-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
Dear IOTA chasers,

When I close my eyes at night I hear music, it’s the Sirens song calling for me to visit a remote Australian island. This Sirens song is a choir of thousands of IOTA chasers all singing the same tune, it’s a serenade seducing me to throw off the bow lines and set sail into the raging seas. Life should be an adventure, but it won’t be an adventure worth telling if there are no islands being activated. 2017 will be an exciting year and I’m pleased to present this menu to satisfy your insatiable hunger for IOTA:

Champagne at midnight OC-228     Granite Island Jan 1
Pre-dinner drinks OC-196     Gabo Island Jan 31 - Feb 1
Entrée OC-233     Bruny Island Apr 22 - 23
Main course OC-198     North Island Oct 12 -16
Dessert OC-230     Rowley Shoals Early Nov
After dinner drinks OC-216     Ashmore Reef Early Nov

Logic and common sense tells me that the cost of time and money is too high a price for me to pay. But the joy I get from bringing you that “new rare one” is overwhelming and so the island must be conquered. But the fight can be tough. There are strong winds, searing heat and stifling humidity when trying to put up antennas and build a station, I’m responsible for life support in a remote environment with dangerous wildlife, and I’m trying to fight fatigue and sleep deprivation to be on the air all hours of the day and night. It can be overwhelming trying to conquer the island by myself. In moments of fear, hopelessness, exhaustion or doubt I close my eyes, they sting with sweat and sand. But then a smile washes over my face as I realise that I’m not alone on the island. You’re here with me. I have a passionate and loyal army of IOTA chasers by my side. Your support either on the air, with positive DX cluster comments, supportive emails or financial sponsorship makes me fight harder and harder to get you in the log.

It is an absolute honour and privilege to activate these IOTA’s for you in this adventurous year of a lifetime. But I do need your help. The cost of Ashmore Reef is very high, over $10,000. Thank you so much to the clubs, organisations and generous individuals who have already sent in sponsorship. I know November is a long time away but early sponsorship is so important. If you are able to help then I would truly appreciate it. Remember all people who send in sponsorship prior to the DXpedition automatically get a QSL card at no further cost or need to use OQRS. If you are able to help, please visit https://ashmorereef.wordpress.com/support/

73s de Craig VK5CE
International YL-Activity
05-03-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
For the fourth time, the DARC’s YL group and Sophie F4DHQ are organizing an international YL-Activity at the International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 from 08:00 until 12:00 MET (07:00 until 11:00 UTC) on 40m and 80m in SSB & CW.
 

We wish all participants good luck and many successful contacts!

33 + 73 + 55 de Sophie, F4DHQ, and Christiane, DL4CR 73 88 Sophie - F4DHQ 
OT6V/P - ONFF activations
16-01-2017
Submitted by: ON6OM
Maandag 16 januari: ONFF 327 Fort Haasdonk Start 09.00 utc 40-20m ssb
Dinsdag 17 januari: ONFF 262 Fort Steendorp Start 09.00 utc 40-20m ssb
Donderdag 19 januari: ONFF 468 De Gavers Start 09.00 utc 40-20m ssb

Hope to meet you all on Freq
OT6V/P René
Friendships Award 2016
23-12-2016
Submitted by: ON7TK
I'd like to inform you about a great project, Friendships Award 2016, which I organize to help in the reconstruction of a kindergarten in Ussita (Macerata area), destroyed by the earthquakes on August 24 & October 30.

Stations will be on air from 23/12/2016 to 1/1/2017, a nice moment for CHRISTMAS GREETINGS on air and to to give a smile to children of Ussita, who now find themselves in the cold in a container (Ussita is a mountain village!). See www.insubriaradio.org for full details please.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, full of joy and serenity!

73, 88 - Emanuela IZ2ELV 
N1BCG - Transatlantic Reception Anniversary
11-12-2016
Submitted by: ON7TK
An Amateur Radio special event on December 11 will commemorate the 95th anniversary of the first transatlantic shortwave reception between Greenwich, Connecticut, and Ardrossan, Scotland.

ARRL, the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), and the Radio Club of America (RCA) are partnering in sponsoring the activity. The Greenwich Historical Society will also participate.

ARRL's "Successful Overseas Listener" Paul Godley, 2ZE, returned to the US "a conquering hero," QST said in 1922. On December 11, 1921, a radio signal transmitted from the location of 1BCG in Connecticut, was heard in Scotland by Paul Godley, 2ZE, during the second ARRL transatlantic tests. The special event will use N1BCG, the call sign of Clark Burgard of Greenwich, a radio history buff who was instrumental in making arrangements for the event.

The N1BCG special event, which will be set up at a school near the original 1BCG site, will begin on Sunday, December 11, at 1200 and conclude at 0300 UTC on December 12. Operation will be on AM on 75 and 40 meters; CW and SSB on 40 meters, CW on 30 meters, and CW and SSB on 20 and 17 meters. Approximate frequencies are 3.880 (AM), 7.290 (AM), 7.235 (SSB), 7.040 (CW), 10.112 (CW), 14.280 (SSB), 14.040 (CW), 18.125 (SSB), and 18.088 MHz CW. The event will include an attempt at a two-way contact between N1BCG and GB2ZE in Ardrossan.
OF9X - Santa Claus
01-12-2016
Submitted by: ON7TK
As in past years, Santa Claus will be spreading the spirit of Christmas via Amateur Radio, but this year the elves are taking over the show.

Twelve elves are operating OF9X ("Old-Father-Nine-Christmas") for the entire month of December, each with a 3-letter identification. Radio amateurs can work OF9X on all bands and modes, from 630 meters (where authorized) to 70 centimeters. Each contact is worth 1 point for stations in Europe and 2 points for stations outside Europe. The elves provide the multiplier - up to 12 - to determine your final score.

Only contacts made in 2016 are valid. Logs are available on ClubLog, and the log will indicate which elf was worked, in case you miss the ID. The elves on the air and their 3-letter IDs are Arto, OH2KW (ART); Arttu, OH2FB (ATU); Jyri, OH2KM (JYR); Martti, OH2BH (MAR); Niko, OH2GEK (NIK); Pauli, OH5BQ (PAU); Pekka, OH2TA (PEK); Pertti, OH2BEE (PER); Raimo, OH2BCI (RAI); Tom, OH6VDA (TOM); Pertti, OH2PM (SIM), and Erik, OH2LAK (LAK).

Three awards are available: SKC Award (Santa is King of Christmas) -- at least 50 points; WMC Award (Warm and Memorable Christmas) -- at least 35 points, and RNS Award (remember those Red Nose Elves) -- at least 20 points.

E-mail your log and your point calculation by January 5, 2017. Full-color award certificates will be sent via return mail. Include the name to be printed on the award and your e-mail address. High-scoring operators and their children on each continent will be offered an opportunity to speak with Santa during Christmas week. Details will be available on the OF9X QRZ.com profile page.
W6PW/100 - Special Centennial Event station
12-11-2016
Submitted by: ON7TK
We at the San Francisco Radio Club would like to let you know of our final special event operation for this our centennial year of 2016. We invite you to participate by making contact with us during this event.

Call Sign: W6PW/100
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Hours: 16:00Z-23:00Z
Frequencies: 28.300 MHz, 24.945 MHz, 21.275 MHz, 18.150 MHz 14.225 MHz, 7.178MHz (SSB).

Other frequencies and modes will be announced as we get closer to the event and will be posted on QRZ.com/W6PW. A special QSL Card will be available for all QSOs. See QRZ.com/w6pw or www. sfarc.org for details. We hope you can be a part of amateur radio history and help us celebrate 100 continuous years as a service club. Please pass this information along to as many other clubs and HAMs as possible. Thank you!

73 de, Tony Dowler K6BV
President, SFRC
PJ4L - Bonaire Island
01-11-2016
Submitted by: ON7TQ

From 1 till 11 November 2016 ON7TQ (Roger), ON6KX (Ief) and Kevin (catering and IT) will be active as PJ4L from Bonaire Island SA 006. Phone, CW and some digital will be used.

QSL via ON3CQ (more info on QRZ.com).