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ON4EI (EI8GQB/EI7T) CQ WW DX SSB Contest - October 2018
11-10-2018
Submitted by: ON6TI

Olivier, ON4EI, is back again in Ireland from 21 to 31 October 2018 to operate EI8GQB and EI7T during the CQ WW DX SSB contest (27-28 October).
 
Having been first in Europe several times in the CQ WW WPX and CQ WW DX contests, Olivier recently won the title of world champion of the IARU World Championship contest 2018 (preliminary results) in the single operator, low power, all band, phone only category.

It is interesting to note that Olivier takes part in the contests using mainly green energy, based on solar panels and a wind generator, to activate his temporary 'Field-Day-like' antenna park composed of:
 
- Inverted L antenna 16mV / 24mH for 160-80m + 32 radials (20m).
- Inverted V dipole antenna for 160-80m-40m bands.
- ¼ wave vertical monopole for 40m + 16 radials (10m).
- 80m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional.
- Spiderbeam & Mosley TA33Jr antennas for 20/15/10m bands.
- 2 transceivers Elecraft K3 + P3 for SO2R 100W activation.
- 2*220Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator.

For these dates, please QSL EI7T via LOTW or via PA3249, his QSL manager: https://www.qrzcq.com/call/PA3249 (direct or bureau).

You can meet him on the air or follow his one-man expedition on https://www.qrz.com/db/ei8gqb

ENIGMA RELOADED 2018
21-09-2018
Submitted by: ON7SS
“ENIGMA RELOADED 2018"
Fifth Edition
from September, 28th to October, 6th

The main goal of the Enigma Event is to promote as much radioamateur’s activity as possible all over the world, celebrating the history of the Enigma cipher machine and its crucial role in the outcome of World War II, and spreading the knowledge of those key people who contributed to its decryption.

The fifth edition of "Enigma Reloaded" event will take place in two steps :

- From 28 th September to 05 th October, Italian and foreign Amateur radio stations registered as "Activator stations” will ensure the activation of their radio stations in order to allow to the participants getting their scores for the "Enigma Award" Contest.

- On October, 6th, the final event’s day, the Activator Stations will exchange predefined CW messages previously encyphred by a real or emulated Enigma machine.

All details and rules are available on the official website : www.enigma-reloaded.it  (english version: http://www.enigma-reloaded.it/index_eng.html )

Project made possible by:
A.R.I. - Italian Amateur Radio Association - Radio Club of Fidenza, PR - ITALY
Technical Naval Museum of La Spezia, Italy
Cultural Association "Rover Joe" - Fidenza (PR, Italy)
A.R.M.I. - Marine Italian Amateur Radio Association

As mentioned above, we believe that is mainly interest  all Ham Radio operators , so please notify it to your associated OM and /or your webmaster/website .
Best regards and 73's de

Cristiano Cornini , IW4CLV
A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club President
www.arifidenza.it

Activation OP18A
01-08-2018
Submitted by: ON7YD

Le radio Club ON7LU sera active (en HF) OP18A pour la commémoration de la Grande Guerre 14-18. Il sera à Rossignol au mois d'Août 2018.
 
Calendrier:
Le 04 et 05 Août 2018
Le 11 et 12 Août 2018
Le 18 et 19 Août 2018
Le 25 et 26 Août 2018
 
Logbook: http://www.hrdlog.net/Viewlogbook.aspx?user=OP18
 
Info: ON3LX

PA6IOT
08-07-2018
Submitted by: ON7SS
Een team radioamateurs bestaande uit :
DD2CW (Jef - sectiek NOK), PA3AXC (Cees), en ON3UN (Dirk - sectie NOK)
Zullen actief zijn van 27/07 t.e.m. 03/08/2018 op het eiland Texel  (EU-Ø38) met de call PA6IOT (Papa Alfa Six Island of Texel).
Activiteiten op alle banden(80 – 6 meter) in CW en SSB.
QSL bureau via ON3UN.
Deelname aan de IOTA contest 28 – 29 juli
CN2KW
08-07-2018
Submitted by: ON7SS
Claude ON4KWT sera actif au Maroc avec l’indicatif marocain CN2KW
à partir du 15 Juillet 2018 jusque 25 Aout 2018
Voici le détail des fréquences :
+/- 3.635 Mhtz   le soir
+/- 7.095 Mhtz ou 7.135Mhtz de 9h a 12 h  UTC
+/- 14.260Mhtz de 12 h a  16 h UTC



EI8GQB – EI7T
08-07-2018
Submitted by: ON7SS
After many European SSB successes during the CQ WW WPX, CQ WW DX and the IARU World Champions contests in single operator low power category, Olivier ON4EI is back again to activate EI8GQB (8th-18th July) and EI7T (14th-15th July) during the IARU World Championship.
He aims to be amongst the top 3 in the world.
Follow his activities on http://www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB.

Equipment:
Inverted L 16m V/24m H monopole for 160 & 80m + 32 radials.
Inverted V dipole for 160-80m-40m bands.
80m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional.
Spiderbeam & Mosley TA33Jr antennas for 20/15/10m bands.
Transceivers: 2 x Elecraft K3 + P3 SO2R 100W.
500Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator.
QSL MANAGER: PA3249
GR9RW Royal Wedding - Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.
29-04-2018
Submitted by: ON7SS
GR9RW Royal Wedding - Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.

The First Use of the “GR9” prefix in the United Kingdom.
GR9RW 19th – 23rd May 2018
Ofcom has issued this unique ‘Special Event Callsign’ to be used from 19th to 23rd May inclusive, and we believe it may be the first time that the ‘GR9’ prefix has ever been active.
The special callsign GR9RW will be active for five days in May to mark the occasion of the Royal Wedding between HRH. Prince Harry and Ms. Megan Markle is due to take place on 19th May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in England. This commemorative amateur radio station will be operated by members of the Cray Valley Radio Society from their shack in Eltham, south-east London, UK.
GR9RW will primarily use SSB and CW, and additionally FM on the VHF and UHF bands. Two HF stations and one VHF station will be active and will cover all bands from 80m to 70cm.  A very special QSL card will be sent on request, and cards can also be requested via OQRS.
Please see the club’s web site www.cvrs.org for further detail and look on the QRZ page for GR9RW for details of the station and how to obtain the special QSL card. Up to date information will also be posted on the Cray Valley Radio Society Twitter feed: @G3RCV.
For further information about the Royal Wedding itself please take a look at the following website https://www.royal.uk/royal-wedding-2018



EH5SUB - Submarine DELFIN S-61
19-04-2018
Submitted by: ON7SS

In het kader van de dag van de museumschepen zullen een aantal OM's van de Radio Club "CQ Torrevieja" op 2 en 3 juni 2018 de onderzeeër Delfin S-61 vanuit het park van de drijvende musea in Torrevieja zullen activeren. De roepnaam is EH5SUB en voor deze gelegenheid wordt een speciale QSL-kaart uitgegeven. QSL via EA5GVJ.
C’est dans le cadre des musées flottants que quelques OM's du Radio Club “CQ Torrevieja” vont activer les 2 et 3 juin 2018 le sous-marin Delfin S-61 depuis le parc des musées flottants à Torrevieja.  L’indicatif sera EH5SUB et une carte QSL spéciale sera émise pour cette occasion. QSL via EA5GVJ.
73's  Jean, ON5JV / EA5HZB
LX/OO9O
06-04-2018
Submitted by: ON7SS
Marc, ON7SS - OO9O, zal aktief zijn als LX/OO9O van 5 tot 9 juli 2018.
QSL via eQSL, bureau of rechtstreeks.
Meer info op zijn website http://www.on7ss.be/lx_oo9o.html
Marc, ON7SS - OO9O, sera actif en tant que LX / OO9O du 5 au 9 juillet 2018.
QSL via eQSL, bureau ou directement.
Plus d'infos sur son site http://www.on7ss.be/lx_oo9o.html
Marc, ON7SS - OO9O, will be actve as LX/OO9O from july 5 untill july 9.
QSL via eQSL, bureau or direct.
More info on his website http://www.on7ss.be/lx_oo9o.html


QSL cards to VK9 and VK0
21-03-2018
Submitted by: ON7SS
Greetings fellow amateurs,
I am the National Manager of the Australian (VK) QSL Bureau, and write to seek your assistance in publicising to your country’s amateurs, problems that are experienced by sending QSL cards to the VK Bureau for VK9 and VK0 callsigns.
VK9 and VK0 represent a number of territories of Australia, and in fact, all eight (8) of these Territories are listed within the Clublog 100 most wanted DXCC. Accordingly, these Territories are frequently used as locations for DXpeditions (during 2018, there will be seven different DXpeditions to VK9 alone).
In almost all cases, these DXpeditions are managed by amateurs from countries other than Australia, however because of the VK9 or VK0 prefix, it is incorrectly assumed that QSL cards should be sent to the VK Bureau.
This creates a very heavy workload on the VK Bureau, which has to first seek where the QSL manager is located, and then sort, and re-direct those QSLs to a different DX Bureau. Having to re-direct so many cards incurs costs that we can longer absorb, and so the VK Bureau has taken the decision that we will no longer be re-directing QSL cards for VK9 and VK0, and nor will we be returning those cards marked as undeliverable.
This puts the onus back on your country’s amateurs to correctly identify the QSL process for these callsigns; in almost every case, this can be readily found from www.QRZ.com or other internet links. In many cases, such DXpeditions urge the use of OQRS as they do not wish to receive QSL cards. It is quite clear from the number of cards we receive, that many amateurs never look up QRZ.com to determine the correct path for VK9 and VK0 callsigns, thus leading to the problems we experience.
Therefore, it would be appreciated, if you could publicise this matter to your country’s amateurs, requesting that in all cases, before they send their QSL cards to the VK Bureau, that they identify the correct path for routing of QSL cards to VK9 and VK0 callsigns. If they do not do this, in all likelihood their card will never be answered, and nor will it be returned as undeliverable.
Any assistance that you can provide in advising your country’s amateurs of this matter would be greatly appreciated.
With best 73s
John Seamons
(VK3JLS)
National and Inwards QSL Bureau Manager for VK