UBAUnion royale belge des amateurs-émetteurs a.s.b.l.

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DX Info

Goldene Antenna Bad Bentheim
Soumis par: 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
Soumis par: 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
Soumis par: 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
Soumis par: 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
Soumis par: 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.


2009 CQ WPX Contest
Soumis par: ON5EX
(December 22, 2008 - js) Randy Thompson K5ZD , Director of the CQ WPX Contest, announced that the rules for the 2009 CQ WPX Contest (SSB: March 28–29, 2009 CW: May 30–31, 2009) are now available. There are changes throughout the rules, so participants are encouraged to read the complete rules carefully. Many of the changes were to align with similar rules in the CQ WW Contest or to clarify administrative details. There is no change to the scoring.

Bulgaria - HST Championship 2009
Soumis par: ON5EX

(December 21, 2008 - js) The Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) is pleased to invite High Speed Telegraphy (HST) teams, individual competitors and visitors/guests from all over the world to 8th World HST Championship to be held in Bulgaria from 11 to 15 September 2009.


The Championship will be held in the town of Obzor, a well known Bulgarian vacation resort situated at the Black Sea coast.


ON175BR - BRARC special event station
Soumis par: ON5EX
(6 décembre 2008 - js) En 1834 - la Belgique avait 4 ans - circula pour la première fois hors du Royaume-Uni un train tracté par une locomotive à vapeur, roulant sur des rails de fer assez voisins de ceux que nous connaissons aujourd'hui. Cet événement, anodin en apparence, eut lieu entre les villes de Malines et Bruxelles en Belgique. A cette occasion, l'IBPT a attribué à la station-club du BRARC, section belge de la FIRAC, l'indicatif spécial ON175BR, utilisable de décembre 2008 au 31 décembre 2009.
Les QSO effectués avec la station-club sont valables pour l'obtention du diplôme FIRAC.
HE8, HB8 - 80ème anniversaire USKA
Soumis par: ON5EX

(4 décembre 2008 - js) Pour fêter l'anniversaire de ses 80 ans, l'USKA a accordé l'utilisation des préfixes spéciaux HE8 et HB8 en 2009.


Les titulaires d'une licence radio amateur 1, 2 ou CEPT peuvent utiliser le préfixe spécial HE8 à la place de HB9. Les titulaires d'une licence novice 3 (HB3) pourront utiliser le préfixe spécial HB8 à la place de HB3. Ces préfixes sont valables du 1er janvier au 31 décembre 2009.


FT5WO – Possession Island
Soumis par: ON5EX

(November 8, 2008 - js) Florentin, F4DYW will be QRV as FT5WO from December 2008 to November 2009 on base Alfred Faure (Ile de la Possession), Crozet island. Activities are planned on 40,20 and 15m, SSB only.

QSL via the bureau to his home call sign.