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ON4EI – Radiocamp in Ireland
Submitted by: ON4EI

Olivier ON4EI, is back to Ireland from 1st March to 2nd April 2015 to operate EI8GQB (EI1A during the ARRL International DX, Russian DX en CQ WW WPX contest).
In 2014 Olivier scored, with EI1A, top Europe score in CQ WW WPX, IOTA en CQ WW DX contests in Low Power/Single Op SSB category using mainly green energy with his temporary 'Field Day like' antenna park setup.
18m high top loaded vertical monopole for 160-80m-40m bands + 32 radials.
Inverted V dipole for 160-80m-40m bands.
3 elements East-West two-direction inverted V beam for 40m band.
200m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional.
Spiderbeam & Mosley TA33Jr antennas for 20/15/10m bands.
Rigs are 2 x Elecraft K3 + P3 SO2R 100W.
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. (See live operating frequency on his qrz.com banner) QSL only via LOTW or via QSL MANAGER: PA3249 (direct or bureau).
K1N Interview for MDXC by W0GJ
Submitted by: ON7TK
Australian ANZAC Commemoration
Submitted by: ON7TK
Australia and New Zealand are commemorating 100 years since the landing of troops at Gallipoli in WWI. This is a significant commemorative event and Amateur Radio in Australia will have special event call signs in operation for most of 2015. These call signs will have the special event prefix VI followed by the State or Territory designator and then the word ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). See http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/anzaccentenary/about/.

The next ANZAC event will commence on February 20th and will continue until March 3rd. This will be the Darwin Amateur Radio Club using VI8ANZAC.

Below are the recommended frequencies for the ANZAC events. Please use these as calling frequencies wherever possible and QSY as necessary. All contacts will be appreciated.

On another matter, Australia, through the Wireless Institute of Australia, has reached agreement with the Regulator to use the AX prefix over the weekend of the 25th and 26th April i.e. two days instead of one day.

Digital CW SSB
160m 1805 1825 1850
80m 3630 3530 3585
40m 7040 7010 7095
30m 10145 10110 10120
20m 14095 14010 14250
17m 18095 18105 18115
15m 21095 21105 21250
12m 24925 24895 24935
10m 28055 28025 28450
6m 50225 50500 51150
2m 145000 144050 144150

The Turkey Amateur Radio Society will use ECHO Link on ANZAC Day.
Other bands and modes by arrangement.
7S6WRD - UNESCO World Radio Day at Grimeton SAQ
Submitted by: ON5EX
World Heritage GRIMETON RADIO/SAQ will, hopefully, have a transmission with the Alexanderson alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz on international UNESCO ”WORLD RADIO DAY” (WRD) on Friday February 13th 2015. Tuning up from 14:30 UTC and a message will be sent at 15:00 UTC. The message concerning PEACE has been put together by over 200 citizens of Varberg via the “Varberg Calling for Peace” project, in Varberg, Sweden.

No QSL-cards will be given this time and no List of Reports will be constructed but short listeners reports to e-mail info [at] alexander [dot] n [dot] se are accepted.

Amateur radio station (SK6SAQ) will be active with a special call sign for the day, “7S6WRD” where “WRD” stands for “World Radio Day”. Frequencies: 7035 CW or 14035 CW, 3755 SSB. QSL to 7S6WRD via SM bureau.

4U0ITU - International Communication Union
Submitted by: ON5EX
The International Amateur Radio Club (IARC) of ITU will be taking part in the celebrations of World Radio Day, Friday 13th of February which also marks the kick-off for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union.

IARC will be using the callsign 4U0ITU (counts as ITU HQ, DXCC Entity code 117) for the rest of 2015, until the World Radio Conference WRC-15, 2-27 November 2015. All QSO will be confirmed, QSL information can be found on QRZ.com.

PA70OV - Operation Veritable
Submitted by: ON7TK
For the second time in a row the amateur society VERON, branche Nijmegen, will be active with a special event station. S.E.S. station PA7ØOV will commemorate Operation Veritable, the successor of Operation Market Garden. The PA7ØOV team is busy with the preparations of her activities from February 6th to February 8th 2015.

Whether you are an amateur radio operator hoping to contact a new country or a casual visitor, please visit http://www.pa2p.nl/pa70ov/.
YO special IARU calls
Submitted by: ON7TK
This year, IARU celebrates 90 years since its foundation. On this occasion, several stations in Romania will be active with dedicated calls YO90IARU, YP90IARU, YQ90IARU and YR90IARU, operating all bands all modes from 1 February 2015 till 31 December 2015.

SI9AM - King Chulalongkorn Memorial
Submitted by: ON7DS
Operators Raf ON5RZ, Dirk ON7DS and Fons ON4AWT will operate as SI9AM between January 28 and February 1 2015 from the 'King Chulalongkorn Memorial', the largest Thai Pavilion in the world outside Thailand in Ragunda, Sweden.

The trio plan to be an entry in the UBA DX Contest (January 31-February 01). Outside of the contest, they will be active on 160-10 meters using SSB and FM. Suggested frequencies are: SSB - 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz FM - 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612 MHz.

QSL only via bureau or direct to SM3TIR.

Visit the SI9AM Web page at http://www.si9am.com .
Submitted by: ON7TK
An international crew with the Clubstation "Radio Friends of Paul P. Harris" will be on the air as OUØPOLIO. The activity has already started from January 1, 2015 until December 31, 2016. On all bands and all modulations.

The crew activates the call in celebration of the 110th Anniversary of Rotary International – with Paul P. Harris and others as the early founders of Rotary International, in the year 1905 in Chicago, USA.

With this radio activity, the team likes further to set the signal to the eradication of POLIO in the world.

The activities will be from various QTH's (IOTA's, OZ Flora Fauna, etc…) and in various contests. QSL and other infos, see qrz.com.

WW1USA - WW1 Christmas truce
Submitted by: ON4TJ
One-Hundred years ago, a great war was raging across Europe. Regardless of this conflict, a small miracle of peace occurred over the battlefield on Christmas Eve 1914. The Christmas truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël) was a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during World War I. Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, many soldiers from both sides—as well as, to a lesser degree, from French units—independently ventured into "no man's land", where they mingled, exchanging food and souvenirs. As well as joint burial ceremonies, several meetings ended in carol-singing. Troops from both sides were also friendly enough to play games of football with one another, in one of the truce's most enduring images.

Special Event Station WW1USA of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial will be on the air at Kansas City, Missouri to commemorate this historic event. All Amateur Radio Operators from around the world are invited to participate in this Special Event by contacting WW1USA on the radio. Stations making contact with WW1USA during the Special Event can request a Contact Certificate through the ww1usa.org website, December 27, 2014, through January 30, 2015. A QSL Card can be obtained via mail by sending SASE or by providing other return postage. You can also obtain an Electronic QSL Card via eQSL.

For more details, please visit http://ww1usa.org.