UBARoyal Belgian Amateur Radio Union

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Old "Traffic News" messages

ON5VL/P – Château de Harzé
Submitted by: ON5EX
La section UBA – LGE de Liège se remet à activer des châteaux dans le cadre du BELGIAN CASTLE AWARD. Ce dimanche 3 mai 2009 de 06.00 UTC à 10h00 UTC, les membres de la section LGE activeront Le château de Harzé (Commune d'Aywaille). L'activation se fera d'abord sur 80m puis 40m SSB selon la propagation du moment.

MM0RAI/P - Rockall Island
Submitted by: ON5EX

(April 29, 2009 - js) Landing on Rockall is impossible. The skipper of the Elinca did not allow a landing on Rockall. The waves are too high, even launching a Zodiac is impossible. "The weather is worsening by the hour and the weather forecast for the coming days does not give any hope", Theo ON4ATW said this morning.

News from the Rockall Team: "The arrival at Rockall is now foreseen Wednesday morning (April 29). The weather forecast is that on Friday a storm is expected to pass the Rockall area. As they have to clear the island before that, it is most likely the team will be on the air with 2 stations for about 24 hours instead of the planned 48 hours. Karel, ON5TN urgently asked again: "Work us only once in order to give everybody a fair chance"."

MM0RAI in the media: BBC News.


TM0M – Île de Molène
Submitted by: ON5EX

(April 23, 2009 - js) Du 23 au 30 mai, des membres du Charente DX Group (CDXG) activeront l'île de Molène. Activités en CW, SSB, RTTY et PSK de 10 à 80 mètres. Un minimum de quatre stations seront actives 24h/24h.

QSL via F6ANA, directe ou bureau.
YS1G – El Salvador
Submitted by: ON5EX

(April 23, 2009 - js) Three UK operators are planning to operate from El Salvador as YS1G from 17 May to early on 23 May 2009. They will be focusing on CW, mainly on 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m but also on the higher bands as sunspots permit. Possible operations on SSB.

QSL via G3TXF.

International Marconi Day
Submitted by: ON5EX
(April 20, 2009 - js) This year sees the 22nd International Marconi Day (IMD), which marks the anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi's birth, 25 April 1874. This is a 24-hour amateur radio event (taking place on April 25) that is not a contest but an opportunity for radio amateurs around the world to make point-to-point contact with historic Marconi sites and to gain an award for achieving the requisite number of Marconi stations worked. See their website to know all participating IMD stations.

5C - Mogador Island
Submitted by: ON5EX

(April 18, 2009 - js) A group of Italian and Spanish operators will be active as 5Cxx from Mogador island and from various lighthouses starting April 19th to 26th. They will be aired from 160m to 10m on CW, SSB and digital modes. Take a look on their website to know the dedicated bureau for you to send your QSL.

Note all surplus funds received will be assigned to the victims of the earthquake in the Abruzzo region.


XU7KOH - Koh Russei (Bamboo) Island
Submitted by: ON5EX

Koh Russei aka Bamboo Island(April 15, 2009 - js) From Friday April 17 0500 till Monday April 20 0500 UTC, XU7KOH will be aired from Koh Russei, Cambodia on SSB, possibly PSK31. Please watch the usual SSB IOTA frequencies.

QSL: direct only via ON7PP (SAE+2 US $). Log will be online April 24 onwards on this site.


HI7/OT4R - Dominican Republic
Submitted by: ON5EX

(April 14, 2009 - js) Ronny, OT4R & ON4ARV will be QRV between May 9 - 30 from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (NA-122) as HI7/OT4R. Activity will be on 10, 15 & 20m SSB. He may appear on 14.300 MHz whilst on 20m.

QSL via OT4R to the bureau.

LZ8WHST - World High Speed Telegraphy (HST) Championship 2009
Submitted by: ON5EX
logo hst 2009(April 9, 2009 - js) Members of the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) will be active as LZ8WHST to promote the next World High Speed Telegraphy Championship to be held in Obzor, Bulgaria, in September 2009. This special callsign will be randomly activated by several different BFRA operators from their home QTH and will be active until the end of September. Operation will be 99% CW, with the possibility of some occasional SSB and digital contacts. Activity will be emphasized during the championship, September 11-15th.

QSL via LZ1PJ. QSLing will start after the end of activation.
ON769MS - Leader Project Zevergem
Submitted by: ON5EX
logo european leader project(5 april 2009 - js) In het kader van het Europees 'Leader' project ter bevordering van het platteland, organiseren de radioamateurs van Zevergem, een deelgemeente van De Pinte, op 2 en 3 mei 2009 een special event in de dorpskern van Zevergem, met een ruim aanbod aan activiteiten: ON769MS QRV op HF/VHF in fonie, CW, digitale modes, SSTV, ATV, DATV; een radiozoektocht voor jong en oud; communicatie met satellieten en het ISS ruimtestation; doorlopend demonstraties en informatie rond het radioamateurisme; een bijzondere QSL-kaart. ON769MS zal ook tot 31 oktober door het clubstation van sectie TLS gebruikt worden.