UBARoyal Belgian Amateur Radio Union

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Old "Traffic News" messages

ON65CLM – Canadian Liberation March
Submitted by: ON5EX

(March 28, 2009 - js) The special event station ON65CLM stands for the “Canadian Liberation March” and will be aired by UBA club station ONZ from 01/03/2009 until 31/12/2009. This march is to remember the liberation of the Town Knokke by the Canadian armed forces in November 1944. The original march of the liberators started in Hoofdplaat in the Netherlands, 33 km away from Knokke. Nowadays thousands of grateful marchers participate every year at this 33 km long walk in remembrance of those brave men.

QSL to the bureau.

OT65ALG - Aérodrome de Temploux
Submitted by: ON5EX
(28 mars 2009 - js) Les membres de la section CRD de l'UBA seront actifs tels OT65ALG depuis l'aérodrome de Temploux (Namur) durant le weekend des 23 et 24 mai prochains. Les activités sont prévues essentiellement en HF sur les bandes du 80m au 15m principalement en phonie et modes digitaux. Le suffixe ALG étant pour Advanced Landing Ground car l'origine de l'aérodrome de Temploux remonte à la seconde guerre mondiale, à l'époque, l'aérodrome était une plaque tournante de l'offensive alliée.
QSL via bureau. Les membres de la section CRD tiennent à remercier l'UBA et l'IBPT pour l'octroi de cet indicatif spécial.
Yuri Gagarin International DX Contest 2009
Submitted by: ON5EX
(March 25, 2009 - js) The Yuri Gagarin International DX Contest 2009 is dedicated to the memory of Yuri Gagarin, who made the first flight to space on April 12, 1961. This is a CW contest from 2100 UTC on April 11 till 2100 UTC on April 12. Bands: 1.8, 3.5, 7.0, 14, 21, 28 MHz and radio amateur satellites.

OE100M - 100 years of Amateur Radio
Submitted by: ON5EX

(March 22, 2009 - js) To celebrate 100 Years of Amateur Radio, the Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communication /QSL Collection, will activate, April 1-30th, a special event station with the callsign OE100M. OE100M also is an official 'International Marconi Day' station: contacts made on Saturday, April 25th, are valid for the IMD Award.


QSL via the OE Bureau or direct to OE1WHC. Cards without SASE and IRC or green stamps to cover postage will be processed via bureau.


5N0OCH - Nigeria
Submitted by: ON5EX

(March 18, 2009 - js) Bodo DL3OCH will be aired as 5N0OCH from end of March until July into Nigeria (Nähe Abuja). Activities planned on all bands (especially 160m) in CW, SSB and also RTTY.

QSLs will be answered 100% via bureau or direct via the bureau through his home call DL3OCH.


Goldene Antenna Bad Bentheim
Submitted by: ON5EX

(March 17, 2009 - js) Every year, the town of Bad Bentheim is awarding the 'Golden Aerial' to a radioamateur or a group of radioamateurs for his/their exceptional ham radio efforts during or after accidents or natural disasters.

You are invited to submit nominations to Stadt Bad Bentheim, Schloßstr. 2, D-48455 Bad Bentheim, or by e-mail to dc9xu [at] darc [dot] de before June 30, 2009.

The awarding ceremony is to take place on August 28, 2009.


K4M - Midway Island
Submitted by: ON5EX

(March 13, 2009 - js) A multi national team of 19 operators will activate Midway Island in October 2009. The US Fish & Wildlife Service has authorized amateur operation from this rare US entity for only a 10 day period, its first radio activity in almost 10 years.
Midway Island ranks number 24 worldwide and number 13 in Europe on the DX Magazine's “Most Wanted List”. Activity will be on 6 meters to 160 meters with 5 to 6 stations. At least one station will be active on 20 meters around the clock for those who need it for a new country. Major efforts will be made to meet the demand to the most needed geographical areas, the low bands and RTTY.

ID9N - Volcano Island
Submitted by: ON5EX

(March 23, 2009 - js) IZ0EHO and IZ0FKE will activate ID9N from Vulcano Island, April 25-30. QRV on all HF bands/modes.

QSL via IZØGKN to the bureau.


C91FC - Mozambique
Submitted by: ON5EX

(March 4, 2009 - js) C91FC will be aired from Mozambique, April 9-13, 80 to 10m, SSB, CW, PSK, RTTY.

QSL via buro or direct to ON4CJK.


S04R - Western Sahara
Submitted by: ON5EX

(February 17, 2009 - js) An international team of 10 operators will be aired as S04R from Western Sahara from April 12 to April 17 on all bands from 160 to 10 meters in SSB, CW and digital modes.

QSL via EA5RM direct or bureau.