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SAQ Christmas Eve transmission
Submitted by: ON5EX
It is now 10 years since our first Christmas Eve transmissions started.

There will be, as earlier, a transmission with the Alexanderson alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz CW from Grimeton Radio/SAQ in the very early morning on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th 2015. A message will be transmitted at 08:00 UTC. The transmitter will be tuned up from around 07:30 UTC.

There will be no activity on amateur radio frequencies with the call SK6SAQ this time because the radio room is redecorated and cannot be used.

QSL-reports on SAQ transmission are kindly received. Email to info [at] alexander [dot] n [dot] se or via SM bureau or direct by mail to Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen Grimeton 72, SE-432 98 GRIMETON, SWEDEN.

Lars SM6NM
Submitted by: ON4GS
Throughout November 2015, to commemorate the First World War, members of UBA-HRT (ON4HRT) will activate special event station ON1418WAR from the old military  base Teunenberg in Olen, Belgium.

QRV on all bands 160-10m, SSB, CW and PSK31. See www.qrz.com or www.on4hrt.org for full details. The final log can be found on eQSL, LoTW and Club Log. Realtime QSO lookup is accessible via the club's website.

73 de Gert ON3SWY, CM UBA-HRT
Extra SAQ transmission
Submitted by: ON5EX
There will be a transmission with the Alexanderson VLF alternator on 17.2 kHz on “United Nations Day” October 24th, 2015 at 10:00 UTC (12:00 local time). Start up and tuning from about 09:30 UTC. This time, no QSL reports are required.

There will be activity with the call SK6SAQ on any of the following frequencies: 14.035 CW, 7.035 CW, 7.080 SSB, 7.050 PSK31. QSL for SK6SAQ via SK6DK or SM-bureau.

Website: www.alexander.n.se.
EI8GQB, EI1EA - New antenna park
Submitted by: ON4EI
Life is too short! I succeeded again to be able to activate solo EI8GQB between 6th to 30th October 2015 from my caravan with green energy on a top of a windy Irish hill.

I will take part with EI1A in:

-The Worked All Germany Contest (October 17-18)
-The CQ WW DX SSB contest (October 24-25)

I will operate with a new SO2R optimized antenna park, Look here to follow me live with the antenna park improvement. I hope to meet you on the air.

73 Olivier ON4EI/EI8GQB/EI1A
M6ONL/P - Isle of Wight
Submitted by: ON2WAB
I will be on the isle of Wight from 13 August onwards till 18 August. Callsign used will be M6ONL/P, QSL via home call: ON2WAB. My plans are to activate 2 GFF nature reserves:

Brading Marshes: GFF 129 - IO90KQ - WAB: SZ 68 - EU 120
Isle of Wight Downs: GFF 287 - IO90PH - WAB: SZ 38 - EU 120

I've been told these are all time new ones. When I will do, is not sure. All depends on weather and the XYL as this is a family holiday.

QRG: certainly 20 and 40, rest depending on condx. There might be an evening activation as well. Hope to hear lots of familiar and new voices. I will also assist the local club during IILW weekend when they activate Needles Lighthouse with GB0NLH. More info on QRZ.com. 73, Peter, ON2WAB.

OS22F - UBA-RSX/F5KFL gathering
Submitted by: ON7WZ
The UBA section RSX and the French radioclub F5KFL are planning a Belgian-French expedition from 26 July 2015 until 02 August 2015 to commemorate their 22 years of friendship.

This expedition will be the 11th gathering and takes place in Saint Sauveur in the province of Hainaut (West Belgium). About 20 Belgian and French operators will be QRV on all HF and VHF bands with several stations in SSB, CW and digital modes with the special callsign OS22F. OS: special prefix, 22: 22 years we are twin radioclubs, F: “Friends”. Our QTH is located on a reference ON Flora Fauna: ONFF - 218 "Natural Park of the Hills" located in the "Pays des Collines"

Frédéric ON7WZ (Club Manager UBA RSX- ON4RSX )
Visit our web site ON4RSX.
MC0YRC - Brecon Beacons
Submitted by: ON7TK
The Radio Society of Great Britain’s Youth Committee will be active as MC0RYC from the Brecon Beacons in Wales from 23-30 July.
This is the first young person’s DXpedition that the RSGB has organised.Throughout the course of the week, the young Members will be taking part in an array of activities including operating SOTA summits Pen-y-fan (SOTA reference GW/SW-001) & Waun-Fach (SOTA reference GW/SW-002). Provided the weather isn’t too bad, SOTA activations will be taking place on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 25 July - afternoon
  • Sunday 26 July - afternoon
  • Tuesday 28 July – noon UTC
  • Wednesday 29 July - noon UTC

There will be many other activities including ARDF, antenna-building workshops and encouraging good radio operation. A special QSL card will be available for those who wish to receive one, both direct and via the Bureau.

Twitter: @theRSGByouth
Facebook: facebook.com/theRSGB | rsgb.org/youth-committee
E-mail: m0ryc [at] rsgb [dot] org [dot] uk
Grimeton Radio SAQ transmitting on Alexanderson Day
Submitted by: ON5EX
Grimeton Radio/SAQ will transmit on VLF frequency 17.2 kHz, CW, with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on “ALEXANDERSON DAY”, Sunday, June 28th, at 09:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC. Tuning up some 30 minutes before the message.

There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies during the day with the call SK6SAQ. Frequencies: 7,035 CW or 14,035 CW - 3,755 SSB. QSL to SK6SAQ via SM bureau.

QSL-reports on SAQ transmissions are welcome. Email to info [at] alexander [dot] n [dot] se or via SM bureau or direct by mail to: Alexander-Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen Grimeton 72,SE-432 98 Grimeton Sweden.

II4MB - Yacht Elettra
Submitted by: ON7TK
A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club (A.R.I. Italian Amateur Radio Association, IARU affiliated), organizes a technical – cultural event, hold at the seat of the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation (Villa Griffone, Marconi's birthplace – Pontecchio Marconi, Bologna – Italy) on Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th, 2015.

Aim of this event is to highlight at an international level the historical value and meaning of the Yacht “Elettra”, the moving laboratory of the great Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi, onboard of which a number of very important experiments on the radiocommunications were conducted. Over the whole weekend, the radioamateurs of the A.R.I. Fidenza group will operate a radio station located close to the relict keel of the yacht “Elettra”, kept at the Museum, and will ideally give new life to its “voice", allowing the radioamateurs overall in the world to get in contact with it. The radio contacts will be operated using the special callsign I I 4 M B .

Further details can be found here.

TM5U - Île de Bréhat
Submitted by: ON7PQ
Île de Bréhat (EU074) will be activated 10 - 15 May by ON7USB - ON5HC - ON7PQ - ON4PQ - ON8AZ.

Île de Bréhat (Breton: Enez Vriad) is an island located near Paimpol, a mile off the northern coast of Brittany. Administratively, it is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France. Bréhat is actually an archipelago composed of two main islands, separated only at high tide, and many smaller ones. It is famous for its pink granite rocks, very mild micro-climate and Mediterranean vegetation, due to the warm Gulf Stream coming from across the Atlantic.

Location: Atlantic ocean, 48°50′49″N 2°59′55″W
Surface: 3.09 km²
IOTA EU074 / FFF 1194 / WLOTA 2010
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