UBARoyal Belgian Amateur Radio Union

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Old "DX News" messages

ON7ARQ/MM is activating squares
Submitted by: ON4AVJ

Patrick, ON7ARQ/MM will be QRV /MM on the Costa Europa between May 28th and June 8th with a Yaesu FT817 (5W max) on 50-144-432Mhz.
  • 28/05 Savona (JN44) Italy,
  • 29/05 Barcelona (JN11).
  • Passing Balearic Islands,
  • 31/05 Casablanca (IM63),
  • 01/06 Agadir,
  • 02/06 Arrecife (IL28), Lanzarote
  • 03/06 Santa Cruz (IL18), Teneriffe,
  • 04/06Funchal (IM12) Madeira,
  • 06/06 Malaga (IM76) (UBA-contest 6m + EA-contest).
  • Passing Balearic Islands
  • 08/06 Savona - Italy.
Hope for good 6m-conditions, and participation of EA-contest June 6-7th.
Note: June 2008 on the Island of Elba (IA5) was very poor on VHF-bands.
QSL via home call.
70 MHz open in OM
Submitted by: ON4AVJ
Since May 1st, 2009 we have an access to 70 MHz band:
  • Segment 70,250 - 70,350 MHz
  • Max. 10 W ERP
  • Extra class only
  • Each station must apply for a special permission for 70 MHz 
I hope there will be a good activity from Slovakia on 4m. 
Roman Kudlac, OM3EI 
President of SARA
IARU Region 1 50 MHz Contest
Submitted by: ON4AVJ
Dear OM's,
On behalf of the IARU Region 1 we would like to invite you and your fellow radio amateurs to participate in the 50 MHz Region 1 IARU Contest. We have pleasure of informing you that this year PZK (Polski Zwiazek Krotkofalowcow- Polish Amateur Radio Union) is adjudicating 50 MHz Region 1 IARU Contest.
Please find all information in attached documents:
VHF Manager of PZK                              Vice President of PZK
Piotr Szolkowski, SP5QAT                       Bogdan Machowiak, SP3IQ
Submitted by: ON4AVJ
F5ICN will be QRV from JN03BF the first week of may (dept 65).

He will be QRV every morning on 144.265, 432MHz and 1296 MHz.

Submitted by: ON4AVJ

ON7VA, Eddy Claes, will be QRV all bands from 02/05/2009 - 09/05/2009.

On 02 and 03/05/2009 QRV on 2m.

SPECIAL EDITION of QSL-Card 100% for each QSO on different bands.

F/ON7VA/P - Eddy - IN98QL - QTH: CEAUCE - La Vérie -Department 61 - ORNE.


Most Wanted squares 2009
Submitted by: ON4AVJ

Make more miles on VHF has publishe the list of the most wanted squares.
You will find the list with this link

4 meter beacon in OE
Submitted by: ON4AVJ

We are happy to announce, that we received a license to operate a beacon on the 4 m band.

  • Callsign: OE5QL
  • The beacon frequency is: 70,045 MHz
  • Locator: JN78CJ
  • Height: 840m ASL
  • Antenna: Half-Wave Vertical

This is no Amateur Radio Call the Austrian PTT said, it is an Experimental Operation Radio Call.

Well, there are some restrictions:

  • Time limit is 1 June and until 31 August 2009.
  • Transmission is only 2 minutes per sequence between 04:00 and 19:47 UTC.
  • Each sequence begins at full hour +00 min., +15 min., +30 min. and +45 min, e.g. 04:00-04:02, 04:15-04:17, 04:30-04:32 and 04:45-04:47.
  • Transmission power is 1 W ERP the first minute of each sequence and 5 W ERP the second minute of each sequence.

If the beacon does not interfere with services outside of Austria, an extension is possible after August 2009 the Austrian PTT said.
Anyway after August 2009 we will try to negotiations for 24/7 duration period for the beacon.