UBARoyal Belgian Amateur Radio Union

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Old "Traffic News" messages

Lest we forget
01-01-2018
Submitted by: ON7YD

To mark the end of the WW1, to end all wars and in remembrance of the 18 million who lost their lives and the 24 million injured on all sides, a total of 12 special call signs will be put on the air by members of the Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society during 2018:
 
GB1GW January
GB1FWW February
GB2GW March
GB2FWW April
GB4GW May
GB4FWW June
GB5GW July
GB5FWW August
GB6GW September
GB6FWW October
GB8GW November
GB0AD November 10/11

A special QSL will be sent out for all contacts at the end of 2018, there will also be confirming via LoTW and EQSL. Details can be found on QRZ.com, OQRS via Club Log. Four on line certificates will also be available for amateur stations who have worked the required number of special event calls at the end of 2018. These will also be available for SWL's who confirm receiving the required number of special call signs.

BRONZ award : working/hearing 4 stations
SILVER award : working/hearing 6 stations
GOLD award : wokring/hearing 10 stations
PLATINUM award : working/hearing 12 stations

Up to 5 missing special calls can be substituted with WVARS members calls or the WVARS club call sign. Members of the club also run a number of internet gateways. QSO's through the gateways are also accepted for the awards.

All details can be found on QRZ.com and on the WVARS web site.

EI50AOM - 1968 Tuskar Rock Air Tragedy remembrance
01-01-2018
Submitted by: ON7TK
Fifty years after the crash of an Aer Lingus Viscount airliner in the Irish Sea—still the largest single loss of life in Irish civil aviation history—special event station EI5ØAOM remembers this tragic event and honours the 61 lives lost.

Special event station EI5ØAOM - fifty years after the crash of EI‐AOM - has been licensed to operate January through March 2018 to remember this tragic event. The station will devote one day beginning 22 January to remember each of the four crew and 57 passengers who died, with operations culminating on the fiftieth anniversary of the crash, 24 March 2018.

QSL via EI2KA, direct with $2 and self‐addressed envelope or via bureau. Log will be uploaded periodically to LoTW for non‐paper confirmations.

For more information see: www.qrz.com/db/EI50AOM.
December is YOTA month
01-12-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
Winter is coming to the northern hemisphere, summer is starting in the southern part. Which means it’s time again for December YOTA month!

We encourage you all to take part using a callsign with YOTA in suffix. The idea is to show the amateur radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham radio waves. Do you want to participate? Apply before December starts.

Registration link and more information
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Lisa Leenders, PA2LS
Youth WG Chair IARU R1
IOTA - Kuro Island, Myako Island
23-11-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
Kuro Island (Yaeyama Islands)
23 Nov 2017 07:00z - 28 Nov 2017 07:00z
Operation subject to change in bad WX or other conditions.
Freq/Mode: 180(160)/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6m CW_only (JA_1.912)/(DX_1.812qsx1844)/3.512/7.012/10.130/14.044/ 18.084/21.044/24.904/28.044/50.044
AS-024 JIA:47-141 GL:PL14XF also JAFF:0011 JCG:47005(B) Taketomi-cho,Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa JAPAN 4.
QSL INFO JA7GAX:VIA BURO or QRZ.COM
EMAIL ja7gax [at] jarl [dot] com

Miyako Island
23 Nov 2017 0:00z - 28 Nov 2017 00:00z
Operation conditions may vary in case of heavy rain or other conditions.
Freq/Mode: 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m SSB/CW/RTTY/JT65.
AS-079 JS6RRR Main (OP:Takeshi "TAKE" Funaki) JI3DST/6 Sub (OP:Takeshi "TAKE" Funaki)
QSL INFO JS6RRR: via JS6RRR or QRZ.COM JI3DST/6 via JI3DST or QRZCOM
EMAIL js6rrr [at] jarl [dot] com ji3dst [at] jarl [dot] com

ON1418POP - Herdenking W.O. 1
01-11-2017
Submitted by: ON4GS
Our UBA chapter HRT (ON4HRT) will activate a Special Event Station during the month of November 2017.

During the entire month of November we will activate the special call sign ON1418POP from our club station located in Olen, Belgium which is an old military camp (Teunenberg) in order to commemorate the first world war. We will be active from time to time on 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m in various modes including SSB, CW and digital modes (including FT8).
 
QSL information is available through qrz.com or our website. The final log will also be made available through eQSL, LoTW and Club Log. Finally, a real-time QSO lookup functionality will be available through our club website.


SI9AM - Ragunda, Sweden
24-10-2017
Submitted by: ON7YD
From October 24 till October 31 2017, DD2CW Jef and ON3UN Dirk will be active again as SI9AM, including entry into the CQWW contest. In between they will try to activate some WWFF locations.





EI8GQB & EI1A - Ireland
21-10-2017
Submitted by: ON4EI

Olivier ON4EI, is back again to Ireland from October 21st to November 1st 2017 in order to operate EI8GQB and EI1A during the CQ WW DX SSB (October 28-29th) from a caravan using mainly green energy.

Olivier scored, with EI1A, top Europe score in Low Power/Single Op SSB category using mainly green energy with his temporary 'Field Day like' antenna park setup. This year, Olivier, celebrates its 10th continuous participation to the CQ WDX SSB contest with the following conditions:

- 16.5m Vertical + 24m Horizontal Inverted L antenna for 160 & 80m bands + 32 radials.
- Inverted V dipole for 160-80m-40m bands.
- 3 elements wire beam East-West two-direction inverted V for 40m band.
- 200m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional.
- Spiderbeam & Mosley TA33Jr / MP33n antennas for 40/20/15/10m bands.
- Transceivers: 2 x Elecraft K3 100W + P3 -SO2R: 4O3A 6*2 switch + OM6BPF band pass filter.
- 500Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator.

You can follow this one-man expedition on www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB or meet him on the air.

QSL only via LOTW or via his QSL MANAGER: PA3249 (direct or bureau). See also https://youtu.be/_GkXFV-e7EM.

See you on the air & 73 from ON4EI/EI8GQB/EI1A.
Enigma Reloaded 2017
22-09-2017
Submitted by: ON4CAS
We are pleased to announce an international event which will hopefully be of interest to all Ham Radio operators : “ENIGMA RELOADED" 2017 Fourth Edition from September, 22th to September, 30th.

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 Enigma Event 2017 will take place in two steps :
- From 22th to 29th September 2017, 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 September 30th, 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.

Best regards and 73's de Cristiano Cornini , IW4CLV, A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club President
LX/OO9O - Reisdorf
24-08-2017
Submitted by: ON9TT
Next LX/OO9O operation planned from August 24 until August 28, 2017. Holiday style operation during  morning and evening hours. Participation in the YO DX Contest On Saturday, Single Operator Single Band 80m.

QTH Located in Reisdorf on the banks of the river Sauer at the Luxembourg German border, JN39DU. Station setup: FT450D - 40 meter end fed up abt 5,5 meter.

All QSO's will be uploaded to eQSL  & OQRS. When requesting a QSL card either via bureau or direct, pse send us one also then.

For more details, go to my website.

5T0JL Silent Key
10-08-2017
Submitted by: ON4CAS
It is with great sorrow that his son, Jean-Louis, and his family, announce the last journey of Jean Lewuillon, 5T0JL (ex ON8RA). Born in Quievrain, Belgium, on October 3rd 1928, his journey around the world and through the radio waves has ended on this Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Our dear Jean now rests at the Funeral home Mahy, rue Verwée, 19, Schaerbeek (Belgique). For those wishing to pay a last tribute to say "farewell", a memorial will take place this Friday 11th of August 2017 at 11am at the funeral home.