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UBA DX Contest CW 2021
Submitted by: ON7SS
DiRaGe 2021 cancelled
Submitted by: ON7YD
DiRaGe 2021 planned for Easter Monday April 5th will not take place since the location (GCOC Den Amer in Diest) is occupied until at least end of September, serving as a vaccination center.
A special edition of our trunk-sale is planned in October 2021, aptly named "DiRaGe Meets Junk in the trunk" for now.
More information can be found on https://www.dirage.be/

Radiosondes KMI-IRM
Submitted by: ON7YD
We received following question, from KMI-IRM:

"As most of you know, the Royal Meteorlogical Institute of Belgium (KMI-IRM) is launching 3 times a week radiosondes coupled to ozonesondes from its site at Uccle. With these measurements, we monitor the ozone layer above Belgium and the meteorological data are used to constrain the numerical weather models that provide a weather forecast."

Working from home changes the use of communications
Submitted by: ON3FDS
Tower with GSM AntennasSince the outbreak of COVID-19, more people are working from home, and a change seems to be happening in the way we make use of remote communication.
More of our meetings and interactions are estabished via the internet and by using computer screens, a.o. through user-friendly applications such as Google Meet.

UBA DX Contest 2021
Submitted by: ON7SS
John ON4UN is now Silent Key
Submitted by: ON7TK
ON4UN - Silent KeyIt is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of John ON4UN.

Belgian fibre optic network
Submitted by: ON3FDS
On the left CTO Geert Standaert, on the right the mayor of Ostend...Belgian telecom operator Proximus is accelerating the construction of its fibre optic network. COVID-19 has boosted working from home, for which the fibre optic network's ultra-fast digital access is ideally suited. Even after the corona crisis, working from home will continue.

Thales Belgium SA (Tubize site) is looking for a Engineer HF/RF
Submitted by: ON7YD

Thales Belgium SA (Tubize site) is looking for a Engineer HF/RF

Thales Belgium Hardware Products Department – Competence center – is responsible for R&D activities related to radios HF band (1.5 to 30 MHz) equipment that contribute to the Thales Group portfolio. As such, this Department leads the work for architecture, research and development, integration, validation, qualification and industrialization of Thales HF tactical products.

Radio amateurs and cannabis growers
Submitted by: ON3FDS
Wiet plantsIt seems like a strange combination as both have no connection to each other.
But the one unwittingly and unconsciously allows the other to be discovered.
Our Dutch radio amateur colleagues from VERON know more about it.

World Telecommunication & Information Society Day- May 17th, 2020
Submitted by: ON3FDS
Logo ITUEvery year on 17th May, ITU commemorates the establishment of the International Telegraph Convention, or Convention Télégraphique Internationale, in 1865 in Paris, now 155 years ago. A big step forward for humanity.