UBARoyal Belgian Amateur Radio Union

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ZS getting more 40m band
Submitted by: ON5EX

South African radio amateurs now have full access to the 40 meterband (7000-7200 kHz).

CQWW - New "Xtreme" category
Submitted by: ON5EX

A new "Xtreme" category is being added to the CQ World-Wide DX Contest to allow amateurs to participate in the contest while experimenting creatively with Internet-linked stations and other new technologies that currently are not permitted in any of the contest categories. The new category is effective with the 2009 CQ WW Contest later this year. The full rules of the new Xtreme category can be found here.

TM5DUM - Île Dumet
Submitted by: ON5EX
Une équipe d’opérateurs français va opérer TM5DUM depuis l’île Dumet les 20 et 21 juin prochains. Activités sur toutes les bandes HF et en VHF (SSB et CW).

QSL via F5SRH.

GB65RFW - American Rangers D-Day landings
Submitted by: ON5EX
Special Event Station GB65RFW will be on the air from 0001 UT June 6 to 2359 UT June 7 commemorating the 2nd & 5th battalions of the American Rangers D-Day landings June 1944.

Mongolian DX Contest 2009
Submitted by: ON5EX
This year's Mongolian DX Contest takes place on November 21-22, 2009, 00:00 - 23:59 UTC.

Click here for the rules.
SN2009TSR - Tall Ships' Races Gdynia on the Air
Submitted by: ON5EX
July 1-7, 2009, SN2009TSR and 15 other special event stations will be aired, celebrating the Tall Ships' Races 2009 regatta calling at the Polish harbour of Gdynia.

Click here for full details.

New Solar Cycle Prediction
Submitted by: ON5EX
An international panel of experts led by NOAA and sponsored by NASA has released a new prediction for the next solar cycle. Solar Cycle 24 will peak, they say, in May 2013 with a below-average number of sunspots.

Click here for more.

ON5VL/P – Château de Waleffe
Submitted by: ON5EX
La section de Liège (LGE) de l'UBA sera à nouveau active depuis le château de Waleffe ce dimanche 31 mai avec leur indicatif ON5VL/P, référence Belgian Castle Award LG-078. Activités en 80m et 40m et tout aussi sur le 2m.

QSL spéciale via le bureau.
EIØ9VOR - Volvo Ocean Yacht Race Special Event
Submitted by: ON5EX
Galway Radio Experimenters Club will be heard as EIØ9VOR for the Volvo Ocean Yacht Race, which visits Galway, Ireland from May 23rd 2009 to June 6th 2009. They will be on both SSB and CW and operating from Mutton Island Lighthouse.

QSL via EI8DD.
4U30VIC - Vienna International Centre
Submitted by: ON5EX
To celebrate 30 years of the Vienna International Centre building, 4U1VIC will be QRV as 4U30VIC. Activation will be between July and December, 2009. QSL via 4U1VIC.