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Club Log OQRS survey results - G7VJR
Submitted by: ON7TK
Michael G7VJR published the results of a survey about Online QSL Requests (OQRS) on his blog.

The survey asked whether charging should be allowed, and whether it should remain mandatory to offer bureau cards.

OR9W/P - Lightship Westhinder 1
Submitted by: ON4CB
OR9W/P will be aired during Lighthouse/Lightship weekend on August 16, 17 and 18 from the Westhinder 1 lightship in Rupelmonde (ref. BE0004). All equipment will be installed on the lightship itself. Frequencies: 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80m.

QSL via ON4CB via bureau or direct.

ILLW entrants for 2013 and previous years and all lighthouse/lightship references can be found here.

TM20RSX - 20 years of Friiendship UBA-RSX and Radio-club F5KFL
Submitted by: ON7WZ
The UBA section RSX and the French radioclub F5KFL are planning a French-Belgian expedition from 10/08/2013 to 17/08/2013 to commemorate their 20 years of friendship.

This expedition will take place at Ingrandes near Poitiers in the department 86 of France. 16 French and Belgian operators will be QRV on all HF and VHF bands with several stations in SSB, CW and digital modes with the special callsign TM20RSX. TM: French special prefix, 20: 20 years we are twinned radio-clubs, RSX: the members of F5KFL have chosen our UBA section letters as suffix.

ON2CQ - ONFF-031 Oostduinhoeken
Submitted by: ON2CQ
This Saturday 10 August 2013 I will activate a new ONFF Ref: ONFF-031 Oosthoekduinen (De Panne-Andinkerke).

QTH Transmission Long: (2° 33' 56'' E) Lat: (51° 5' 36'' N).
QTH locator: JO11GC.
Frequency: ± 7.144 MHz.

Rig: Ant. mono-band on my car with Yaesu FT-450AT (Pwr 50W).

Start: 6:00 UTC End: 10:00 UTC.

QSL 100%

Hope to hear you on the band.
IOTA ON stations
Submitted by: ON7EQ
ON stations reporting their participation in the upcoming RSGB IOTA contest (27-28 July):

  • IA5/OO4O, Elba EU-028, Noël ON4APU
  • TM7T, Chausey EU-039, Jean-Jacques ON7EQ, Claude ON7TK, Carine ON7LX + team
  • 9A/OO7T/P, Brac EU-016, Danny ON4CEZ, Jan ON7JA, Anneleen ON3AV
  • PA/ON6CQ, Schouwen-Duiveland EU-146, Ron ON6CQ
  • EI1A, Ireland, Olivier ON4EI
  • PF10C, Schouwen-Duiveland EU-146, PA0LCE, ON4AWT, ON4ON, ON4FE, ON5SY, ON5UT, ON6CX, ON6JM, ON7PO, ON7PQ, ON8LW
9A/OO7T/P - Dalmatian islands, Croatia
Submitted by: ON7JA
The Dalmatian islands Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Solta, and Vis will be activated from 22 July to 1 August 2013, including the 2013 IOTA contest (27-28 July).

9A/OO7T/P expedition members are Anneleen ON3AV, Danny ON4CEZ and Jan ON7JA, operating on VHF & HF on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m, SSB/CW.

100 % special QSL via the bureau.

EI8GQB / EI1A one-man activation
Submitted by: ON5EX
From July 7 to July 31, Olivier ON4EI is back to Ireland to operate EI8GQB/EI1A from a caravan with green energy. He will also activate EI1A callsign during:

- the IARU HF Worldchampionship contest, July 13-14
- the CQ WW VHF contest July 20-21 (50 MHz only)
- the Island On The Air contest July 27-28

Activities and antenna experimentation can be followed here, where you will find a live information banner with on air frequencies and information. Also LIVE video streaming from the caravan will be provided here.

  • 18m top loaded vertical monopole for 160-80m-40m bands + 32 radials
  • 3 elements East-West directional inverted V beam for 40m band
  • 200m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional
  • 2 x Spiderbeam antennas for 20/15/10m bands
  • 5 elements ZX Yagi 6m band
  • Elecraft K3+P3 & Kenwood TS2000 100W
  • 500Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator

Objective: enjoy radio, run the contests on green energy only and score amongst TOP 10 world stations in SOABLP category.

QSL manager is PA3249.
OJØV – Market Reef
Submitted by: ON4BEN
Belgian ops ON5JT, ON6QO, ON4CCP, ON4LEM and ON8VP will be active from Market Reef (EU-053) between July 1-6, 2013 as OJØV. QRV on HF – SSB & CW.

QSL via ON8VP to the bureau.

ON6GX/P - Castle activations
Submitted by: ON6GB
June 30th 2013: ON6GX/P from Château Bayard, in Dhuy – BCA NM-120 – WCA ON-01302 ON6GX/P - Club UBA of Gembloux will be active on 2013, June 30th from Château Bayard (Dhuy) from 06:00-10:00 UTC mainly on 7 MHz – References: Belgian Castle Award NM-120 - World Castles Award ON-01302 www.on6gx.be.
LX/OO6P - IPA Belgium QRV from Luxembourg
Submitted by: ON6OM
After a series of successful operations in MJ / HB0 / EU-038 and EU-146, 4 Belgian operators (ON6OM, ON6ZV, ON7EG and ON4MW) will be QRV as LX/OO6P (IPA callsign) from Luxembourg, 29/06 to 05/07 on the HF bands in SSB, RTTY and PSK31 and PSK63.

QSL via ON6ZV.