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OZ100DVI - Treaty of Danish West Indies
01-01-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
OZ100DVI will be on the air from 1st of January 2017 until the 31st of December 2017.

Crew consists of members of EDR HAM Radio Club of Skanderborg, club call OZ7SKB. This Special Event Station is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Treaty of the Danish West Indies sold to the USA – thereafter named United States Virgin Islands.

The call will be activated in connection to various city events and aim to interact among others with the local sailing club and Scout groups. Will be working portable from “our” local Saint Thomas Island, in the Lake Skanderborg - hiking trips/working SOTA from the near-by Danish Lake Lands, and being on air from Flora Fauna area. You may hear us in contest, fielddays etc We look forward working you on the bands, please look see qrz.com for further information or visit our web page http://oz100dvi.oz7skb.dk/.
OZ44C - Kon-Tiki 70th anniversary
01-01-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
OZ44C will be on the air from 1st of January 2017 until the 31st of December 2017, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl and the crew of the Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, call sign LI2B/MM.






EI11WAW through to EI99WAW
12-01-2017
Submitted by: ON7SS
The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourism route on the west coast of  Ireland that runs for 2,500 km (1553 miles) passing through nine Counties and three provinces. Stretching from County Donegal in the North to County Cork in the south and running through Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway. Clare, Limerick and Kerry - all on the rugged west coast of Ireland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
From 1st January to 31st December 2017 Irish Radio Amateurs will be on air with nine special calls - EI11WAW through to EI99WAW.  Each call will be associated with one of the counties making up the Wild Atlantic Way.  Each call will have its own distinctive QSL card depicting a highlight of the county linked to the call.
QSL requests via Clublog or the Buro.  Requests for a Direct QSL via Clublog or to EI6AL enclosing $2, or €2 via paypal to payments [at] irts [dot] ie
A Certificate will be made available for download to any station that works all nine calls, any band any mode. Sample below. Apply by email to QSL manager EI6AL giving name and call.  A certificate can also be sent by post - send €5 ($5) to cover postage either direct to EI6AL or via paypal to payments [at] irts [dot] ie

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
ON4CRD/P - Club Radio Durnal
02-04-2017
Submitted by: ON4DG
The  'Exceptional Caves of Namur' award is presented to the ham community by members of the Club Radio Durnal.

They are eager to promote the extraordinary natural heritage of their province, and to do so, they will activate 5 exceptional caves on April 2-9-16-23 & 30, 8:30 to 12:30 on 40 and 20m.

You can acquire this magnificent award by working ON4CRD/P on four occasions, any mode.

The award request is to be mailed to AWARD [dot] CRD [at] gmail [dot] com. Award price is € 10, payment by bank transfer to  CLUB RADIOAMATEUR DURNAL, IBAN: BE61 0688 9398 9817, BIC : GKCCBEBB. Please mention 'AWARD' and your call sign.
GU/ON6EF & GU/ON4AFW - Guernsey island
23-05-2017
Submitted by: ON6EF
Belgium activation from Guernsey island (EU-114) from 23 till 27th of May with GU/ON6EF and GU/ON4AFW.

We will be on Sark island (GUFF-0030) on May 25 and maybe on Herm island  (GUFF-0020) on May 26, using vertical antennas, buddypoles and 100 W.
TM500LH - Le Havre 500 years
25-05-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
For the 500 years of the Le Havre city's foundation, the French city's Amateur radio club F6KOH will air TM500LH on
 
May 25-31
July 5-10
August 30-31
September 1-4
October 1-8
 

The local amateur radio clubs F8KHN, F4KIW and F4KJL will join F6KOH to activate the TM500LH special event callsign and operate in the following modes: voice, CW, SSTV, and other numeric modes.

A special award will be delivered to amateur radio stations having made 3 contacts with TM500LH.

If you need any other information about this event, please consult TM500LH on QRZ.com. You can also contact TM500LH-World [at] shtsf [dot] com if TM500LH on QRZ.com does not offer the specific information you are looking for.

 
OR95RCBE - Radio Club Belge de l'Est 95th anniversary
01-06-2017
Submitted by: ON7KC
OR95RCBE will be on the air in all modes and on all HF/VHF/UHF bands from 1st of June 2017 until the 30st of June 2017.

This Special Event Station commemorates the 95th Anniversary of the creation of the first Belgian radioclub in June 1922. Crew consists of members of UBA GDV Radio Club of Verviers, club call ON4GDV. On Saturday, June 10th, 2017 our HF station will be active from 0730 UTC till 1500 UTC in fieldday mode from Place Verte (Green Square) in the center of Verviers. This special event call will be activated in connection with various others events in the city.

QSL cards will be printed during summer holidays and sent via the UBA QSL bureau. Electronic QSL via eQSL, ClubLog & QRZ.com.

We look forward working you on the bands, please see qrz.com for further information.
OP0PPY - Mesen
01-06-2017
Submitted by: ON6FF
Members of the Royal Union of Belgian Radio Amateurs (UBA) radioclubs IPR, RAM, MWV, and ARA will operate OP0PPY between 1 and 11 June 2017 from MESEN, the smallest city in Belgium, commemorating WW1.
 
SSB: 3615 -  7085 - 14285 - 18145 - 21345 - 24910 - 28585 kHz
CW: 3545 -  7045 - 14045 - 18085 - 21045 - 24985 - 28045 kHz

QSL via ON7LX or bureau.
OJ0V - Märket Reef
01-07-2017
Submitted by: ON8VP
Preparations have been taken recently and already 2 hams (ON6QO and ON2KMJ) decided to join me to Märket Reef from 01/07 till 07/07 this summer! Still 1 or 2 hams can be added to finalise the new crew.

This will be my 3rd activation of Märket Reef EU-053. There will be no targets as also this Dxpedition must remain a stressless trip among friends . All bands from 6 to 80m will be activated if conditions permit. Modes SSB-CW( Digital modes depending of the additional participating hams).


Set up consists of 2 stations:
Station 1
Kenwood TS480HX
SPE 1 KA amplifier
Force 12 5 bander 5 element
ZS6BKW
MFJ Memory keyer 495
ZN magnetic paddle

Station 2

Kenwood TS480HX
SPE 1.3 KA amplifier
Ultrabeam Vertical 6-40 m
ZS6BKW
MFJ Memory keyer 495
9A5N electronic paddle


73,
Peter ON8VP/OJØV