UBARoyal Belgian Amateur Radio Union

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Old "Traffic News" messages

ON1418GWC - First World War commemoration
Submitted by: ON4GS
Our UBA chapter HRT (ON4HRT) will activate a Special Event Station during the month of November 2016.

During the entire month of November we will activate the special call sign ON1418GWC from our club station located in Olen, Belgium which is an old military camp (Teunenberg) in order to commemorate the first world war. We will be active from time to time on 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m in various modes including SSB, CW and digital modes.

QSL information is available through www.qrz.com or on our club website www.on4hrt.org. The final log will also be made available through eQSL, LoTW and Club Log. Finally, a real-time QSO lookup functionality will be available through our club website.
Submitted by: ON7TQ
From October 26 till 1 November 2016 ON6UQ Cel, DD2CW Jef and swl ON741 Dirk will be active again as SI9AM including entry in CQWW contest. In between they will also try to be active from a few WWFF locations.

More info here.
ON500UTOPIA - Thomas More
Submitted by: ON5EN
500 years ago, the English philosopher Thomas More wrote his novel "Utopia", published in 1516 by Erasmus and printed in the Belgian city of Leuven/Louvain.

At this occasion, Radio Club Leuven will activate the special event call ON500UTOPIA between Monday 29 September 2016 and Monday 24 October 2016.

QSL via ON3AR (UBA bureau or direct), also via LoTW and eQSL.
OT112EU - European Emergency Number 112
Submitted by: ON6FF
Vanaf zondag 25 september om 9u00 UTC zal een speciaal zendstation tijdelijk opgesteld worden bij de Brandweer te Ieper.

Belgian Amateur Radio Clubstation Ieper.
Promoting the amateurradio and the International European Emergency Number "112" around the world.

We will use as many bands as possible and be on as often as we can.

QRV HF 40 meter SSB on 7090 kHz.
QRV VHF 2 meter FM on 145,450 kHz.
Special Event Location in the city Ieper Maidenhead Locator: JO10KU.
Enigma Reloaded 2016
Submitted by: ON7TK
The main goal of the Enigma Event is to promote as much radioamateur’s activity as possible all over the world, celebrating the history of the Enigma cipher machine and its crucial role in the outcome of World War II, and spreading the knowledge of those key people who contributed to its decryption.

The Enigma Event 2016 will take place in two steps:

  • From 17 th to 30 th September 2016, Italian and foreign Amateur radio stations registered as "Activator stations” will ensure the activation of their radio stations in order to allow to the participants getting their scores for the "Enigma Award".
  • On October 1 st, the final event’s day, the Activator Stations will exchange predefined CW messages previously encyphred by a real or emulated Enigma machine.

All details and rules are available on the official website: www.enigma-reloaded.it.
OS5K/P - Château de Lontzen
Submitted by: ON4EZJ
Activation par OS5K/P du château de Lontzen, BCA LG-021 / WCA ON-00198, 50.67991-6.012397.

Team: ON3HGL Lorenz/ON3VNE Norbert/ON5VU Helmut/ON4EZJ Peter.

  • 17/09/2016, morning. Start time when setup is finished (around 07:00 UTC), end time when battery is empty (65 Ah fully charged at start). QRV from 40 to 10m in SSB following propagation. Maybe 2m SSB.
  • 20/09/2016, evening. Start time when set-up is finished (around 17:00 UTC), end time around 20:00 UTC. QRV on 40 and 20 meters or other if bands are closed.

QSL via bureau to OS5K via ON4EZJ.
TM6U - Ile Saint Marcouf
Submitted by: ON7PQ
From August 27 until September 03 2016 a Belgian expedition team will be on the air from EU081 Ile Saint Marcouf.

PA/ON4CP - Ameland
Submitted by: ON5EN
Radio Club Leuven will be participating in the coming IOTA contest. We will activate AMELAND Island EU-038 as from Friday 30/7/2016. The call will be PA/ON4CP. More info on QRZ.com & DXClusters.

CU in the log.

TM6G - Groix Island
Submitted by: ON6DP
From July 27th to August 4th 2016, TM6G will be aired from Groix Island (EU-048) by a Belgian team for the IOTA contest. Afterwards, several castles (DFCF), FFF and lighthouses will be activated and the team will split in 3 stations.

Operators: ON6DP, ON6YH, ON6MM, ON6QR, ON5PO, ON4LRG, ON4AR, ON7ZM (guest operator F5JNE).

Full details on qrz.com/db/TM6G.

BAFARA on the air
Submitted by: ON6KL
Two BAFARA radio stations will be QRV on Belgian National Day 21/07:

ON4BAF (Campus Saffraanberg)
OR7ØAF (Base Florennes)

Both stations will be QRV 08:00 to 17:00 ON time (UTC+2) on the HF amateur bands in different modes as well as on the VHF/UHF bands. OR7ØAF is our special event callsign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Belgian Air Force (up to December 31).