UBARoyal Belgian Amateur Radio Union

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Old "Traffic News" messages

ON5VL/P - Château d'Oultremont
Submitted by: ON5EX
Les membres de la section LGE de l'UBA seront à nouveau actifs ce dimanche 17 mai depuis le château d'Oultremont, référence BCA, LG-077. Ils seront d'abord QRV sur le 80m et ensuite sur le 40m et tout aussi en VHF.

QSL via le bureau.
ON4CB, ON4LO - Lillo Lighthouse
Submitted by: ON5EX
ON4CB and ON4LO will be active from the lighthouse at Lillo on May 23-24, starting around 0800 UTC in SSB on 20, 40 and 80m. QSL via the bureau.
SAQ - Grimeton Radio 17,2 kHz transmissions in 2009
Submitted by: ON5EX
Wednesday, May 20 2009 at 07:00 and 07:30 UTC
There will be a transmission to celebrate the Japanese VLF-station Josami Radio/JND when it will be nominated to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Milestone and also celebrate its start 80 years ago. The radio station is now a museum.
No reports/QSL.

Sunday, May 24 2009 at 10:55 UTC
A transmission will take place to celebrate the First Swedish Coast Radio Station and 100 years of Karlskrona Radio/SAA. The station is still working on military frequencies.
No reports/QSL.

Sunday, June 28 at 09:00 and 12:00 UTC
The annual transmission on “Alexander Day”.
The station is open to visitors.
Reports welcomed, QSL issued.

* CANCELLED * Saturday, October 24 at 09:00 UTC
United Nations Day.
No reports/QSL.

Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve at 08:00 UTC
The Christmas transmission as before.
The station is open to visitors.
Reports welcomed and QSL issued.

Tuning up about 30 minutes before the actual message transmission.

Contact & QSL info:
Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen, Grimeton 72, S-430 16 ROLFSTORP, Sweden.
info [at] alexander [dot] n [dot] se (email)
fax: +46-340-674195
GB100FAA– Fleet Air Arm
Submitted by: ON5EX
(May 7, 2009 - js) On 7th May 1909, the Admiralty began a process that was to lead to the formation of the Fleet Air Arm. As this year is the Centenary Year of Naval Aviation, there are a number of events and publications throughout the year to celebrate and commemorate this event. The Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society is to operate a special event station during May 2009. The station will have the callsign GB100FAA and will be operated by members of the Society, initially from HMS Collingwood at Fareham (1st to 15th May) and latterly at the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton in Somerset (19th to 21st May).
ON5VL/P – Château de Harzé
Submitted by: ON5EX
La section UBA – LGE de Liège se remet à activer des châteaux dans le cadre du BELGIAN CASTLE AWARD. Ce dimanche 3 mai 2009 de 06.00 UTC à 10h00 UTC, les membres de la section LGE activeront Le château de Harzé (Commune d'Aywaille). L'activation se fera d'abord sur 80m puis 40m SSB selon la propagation du moment.

MM0RAI/P - Rockall Island
Submitted by: ON5EX

(April 29, 2009 - js) Landing on Rockall is impossible. The skipper of the Elinca did not allow a landing on Rockall. The waves are too high, even launching a Zodiac is impossible. "The weather is worsening by the hour and the weather forecast for the coming days does not give any hope", Theo ON4ATW said this morning.

News from the Rockall Team: "The arrival at Rockall is now foreseen Wednesday morning (April 29). The weather forecast is that on Friday a storm is expected to pass the Rockall area. As they have to clear the island before that, it is most likely the team will be on the air with 2 stations for about 24 hours instead of the planned 48 hours. Karel, ON5TN urgently asked again: "Work us only once in order to give everybody a fair chance"."

MM0RAI in the media: BBC News.


TM0M – Île de Molène
Submitted by: ON5EX

(April 23, 2009 - js) Du 23 au 30 mai, des membres du Charente DX Group (CDXG) activeront l'île de Molène. Activités en CW, SSB, RTTY et PSK de 10 à 80 mètres. Un minimum de quatre stations seront actives 24h/24h.

QSL via F6ANA, directe ou bureau.
YS1G – El Salvador
Submitted by: ON5EX

(April 23, 2009 - js) Three UK operators are planning to operate from El Salvador as YS1G from 17 May to early on 23 May 2009. They will be focusing on CW, mainly on 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m but also on the higher bands as sunspots permit. Possible operations on SSB.

QSL via G3TXF.

International Marconi Day
Submitted by: ON5EX
(April 20, 2009 - js) This year sees the 22nd International Marconi Day (IMD), which marks the anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi's birth, 25 April 1874. This is a 24-hour amateur radio event (taking place on April 25) that is not a contest but an opportunity for radio amateurs around the world to make point-to-point contact with historic Marconi sites and to gain an award for achieving the requisite number of Marconi stations worked. See their website to know all participating IMD stations.

5C - Mogador Island
Submitted by: ON5EX

(April 18, 2009 - js) A group of Italian and Spanish operators will be active as 5Cxx from Mogador island and from various lighthouses starting April 19th to 26th. They will be aired from 160m to 10m on CW, SSB and digital modes. Take a look on their website to know the dedicated bureau for you to send your QSL.

Note all surplus funds received will be assigned to the victims of the earthquake in the Abruzzo region.