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Old "Traffic News" messages

WW1USA - WW1 Christmas truce
Submitted by: ON4TJ
One-Hundred years ago, a great war was raging across Europe. Regardless of this conflict, a small miracle of peace occurred over the battlefield on Christmas Eve 1914. The Christmas truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël) was a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during World War I. Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, many soldiers from both sides—as well as, to a lesser degree, from French units—independently ventured into "no man's land", where they mingled, exchanging food and souvenirs. As well as joint burial ceremonies, several meetings ended in carol-singing. Troops from both sides were also friendly enough to play games of football with one another, in one of the truce's most enduring images.

Special Event Station WW1USA of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial will be on the air at Kansas City, Missouri to commemorate this historic event. All Amateur Radio Operators from around the world are invited to participate in this Special Event by contacting WW1USA on the radio. Stations making contact with WW1USA during the Special Event can request a Contact Certificate through the ww1usa.org website, December 27, 2014, through January 30, 2015. A QSL Card can be obtained via mail by sending SASE or by providing other return postage. You can also obtain an Electronic QSL Card via eQSL.

For more details, please visit http://ww1usa.org.
SAQ transmission on Christmas eve
Submitted by: ON5EX
There will be a transmission with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz from Grimeton Radio/SAQ on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th, 2014. The message transmission will take place at 08:00 UTC. The transmitter will be tuned up from around 07:30 UTC.

There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies with the call SK6SAQ on any of following frequencies: 3,755 SSB, 7,035 CW, 14,215 SSB, 14,035 CW.

PD17MH - Remember Flight MH17
Submitted by: ON5EX
PD17MH will be aired from 19 to 26 December 2014 in remembrance of the victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

Calling frequencies SSB: 14.200 MHz, 7.080 MHz, 28.400 MHz.

The whole radioamateur community is invited to take part in a two minutes period of respectful silence on December 26.

ON7CZ/P & ON4BZ/P - Château Bivort
Submitted by: ON4BZ
Pierre ON7ZC and Michel ON4BZ will be active on the 16th of November 2014 from Château Bivort, WCA: ON-00464, BCA: HT-107. They plan to work as ON7ZC/P and ON4BZ/P from 08:00 UTC on 7.131 and 14.251 only SSB.

For special QSL instruction please visit ON7ZC on QRZ.COM.

Possible SAQ transmission on United Nations Day
Submitted by: ON5EX
There will hopefully be a transmission with the Alexanderson alternator on 17,2 kHz on “United Nations Day” October 24, 2014 at 10:00 UTC.

Start up and tuning from about 11:30 UTC. There will be a message written by students in Denmark. We are not hundred percent sure we have access to the antenna this day because of other organization using it.

This time we do not require any QSL-reports and will not verify.


P.S. We intend to continue with our annual transmission on Christmas Eve (morning), Dec 24, at 08:00 UTC with tuning up from 07:30 UTC.
ON6NR - Studio sur rue
Submitted by: ON5FM
Le week-end des 26, 27 et 28 septembre, dans le cadre de la fête de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, une vingtaine de radios indépendantes de Wallonie et de Bruxelles iront à la rencontre de leurs publics en ouvrant leur studio ou en le déménageant dans la ville. Au programme : animations, concerts et divertissements pour tous ! Retrouvez toutes les informations concernant cet événement, province par province.
Cet événement, appelé « Studio sur rue », s’inscrit à la fois dans une démarche de commémoration des 100 ans de la radio célébré cette année, mais il est surtout synonyme de création, d’ouverture et de rencontre entre les radios indépendantes (mieux connues sous l’appellation « radios locales ») et leurs publics. A Namur, les membres de la section NMR de l’UBA participeront à cet événement le samedi 27 septembre avec une exposition de radios à transistors et d'enregistreurs, de même l’indicatif ON6NR sera activé. Cet événement se tiendra sur la place du Grognon au pied de la citadelle de Namur avec radio Equinoxe.

HST 2014 - Montenegro
Submitted by: ON5EX
The 8th IARU Region 1 High Speed Telegraphy (HST) Championship will be held on 12-16 September 2014 in Bar/Montenegro. Click here for more info.

EA2/ON7RU - Faro de Higuer
Submitted by: ON9CFG
Frank ON7RU will be operating this Saturday August 23 from LH SPA-029. Look for EA2/ON7RU on 15 and 80 meter using SSB and CW.

QSL via homecall, direct or bureau.

SAQ transmissions on June 29 and July 2
Submitted by: ON5EX
The annual transmission on "Alexanderson Day" with the Alexanderson alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz will take place on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 at 09:00 UTC (tuning up from about 08:30 UTC) and will be repeated at 12:00 UTC (tuning up from about 11:30 UTC).

QSL reports on SAQ 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.

There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies with the call "SK6SAQ" from about 08:00 to about 14:00 UTC, except during SAQ transmissions, on any of the following frequencies: 14.035 kHz CW, 14.215 kHz SSB, 3.535 kHz CW. QSL for SK6SAQ via SK6DK or bureau.

There will also be a transmission on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014, at 14:30 UTC (tuning up from about 14:00 UTC) commemorating SAQ's 10 years World Heritage site recognition. No reports are required. There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies with the call "SK6SAQ" from about 08:00 UTC to about 15:00 UTC, except during SAQ transmission, same frequencies as mentioned above.

Also read our web site: www.alexander.n.se.


Lars Kalland, SM6NM
J48TSL - Skyros Island
Submitted by: ON7TK
The IOTA expedition to Skyros island (IOTA EU-060) will air J48TSL, June 13 to 19, 6-80m, SSB, CW, RTTY.