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AiseKom2 balloon to be launched
Soumis par: ON5EX
Next Sunday, July 29, AiseKom #2 will be launched in Bilbao (Spain). Onboard is a crossband UHF (up) VHF 145.950 MHz (down) repeater. The balloon is expected to rise up to 30 km, providing full coverage of Europe. The uplink data is not available at this time.

Launch time: 29/07/2012 at 08:00 UTC.
Web info.
Twitter: #aisekom.
New First ON-DL
Soumis par: ON4AVJ

We are happy to announce that ON4SHF/P and DL5EAG/P made the first QSO DL-ON on 24GHz during the contest of 7-8 july.

1215 08 Jul 2012

  • DL5EAG-ON4SHF/P (/R),
  • JO31EI(Krefeld)-JO20JQ (Ostiches),
  • DL5EAG: 100mW / 30cm dish,
  • ON4SHF/R: 3W / 85cm dish,
  • CW, tropo/rs enhanced.

Congratulations to both stations.
Copernicus Radio Amateur Kids Day
Soumis par: ON4AVJ
Dear Friends,

On the occasion of the Radio Amateur Kids Day on 16th June 2012, I would like to inform you about a special activity that could be especially interesting as a means of promotion of amateur radio amongst young operators and young potential radio amateurs.

The matter is that a tropospheric balloon will start on 16th June (Saturday) at 11.00 UTC from W³oc³awek, and it will carry out a cross-band repeater with the callsign SR0FLY.

Please find additional information in the here, and… have a lot of fun!!!

Best friendly 73,

Pawe³ Zakrzewski, SP7TEV
IARU Liaison Officer of the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK)
Surprise from DARC for IARU R1 VHF competitors
Soumis par: ON4AVJ
We, the German amateur radio club, DARC, would like to invite all participants of the
  • IARU-Region-1 145 MHz September Contest 2011 (03/04 September 2011)
  • IARU-Region-1 UHF/Microwaves October Contest 2011 (01/02 October 2011)

To the award ceremony at the ham radio fair in Friedrichshafen (www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de).

The award ceremony takes place on Saturday 23 June 2011 15:00 local time (MESZ) in the foyer (near the entrance area).

Especially the following stations, operators and crews are welcome:


Beside the cups we have some goodies for a lot of participants.

CU & 73 de Martin, DL5NAH
70 MHz et le fieldday
Soumis par: ON4AVJ
Le 5 mai l'IPBT nous a permis d'usager la bande de 70 MHz (70.200 - 70.400 MHz) en Belgique. Ceci était après l'édition du règlement Fieldday.
Si on votre licence vous permet d'utiliser cette bande (licence HAREC) et si vous avez prévenu l'IBPT en avance vous pouvez utiliser cette bande durant le Fieldday.
Vous pouvez prévenir l'IBPT par mail à RAM-NL [at] bipt [dot] be (RAM-NL).
50MHz band
Soumis par: ON4IQ
Dankzij 2x Es hop en de TEP was het mogelijk om vandaag met o.a 3B8DB FR4NT te werken. Via de dubbele Es hop A92IO JY4NE 4X J28AA ST2AR.
50MHz band
Soumis par: ON4IQ
Opnieuw een avondopening (19:30 UTC) (TEP+Es link) richting PY. Ook ZD7VC was actief en werd in Europa gewerkt.
New Beacon
Soumis par: ON4AVJ

Thanks to the cooperation from Italian and Hungarian OM and the helpfulness of Pieter V51PJ, we have now 2 new beacons on air from Namibia for TEP observations.
They are 24h a day QRV from JG82IE.

Callsign V51VHF.

70.005 CW - 35 Watt - 6el. DK7ZB beam N.
144.430 CW - ? Watt - 10el. DK7ZB beam N.

We all hope to receive them soon.

Best 73's Alex IV3KKW
7P8EME DXpedition
Soumis par: ON4AVJ
A lot of planning, accumulation of equipment and antenna development and cost has gone into the project over the last number of years. The total antenna systems has been re-developed and re-built by Pine, ZS6OB, since the last expedition to Namibia - that expedition was voted the 3rd best expedition world wide out of 69 expeditions for that year - no mean feat for a small group of ZS Radio Amateurs.

This will be a record setting International DXpedition for EME, as far as infrastructure, equipment, band coverage and antenna systems are concerned, which has ever visited another country - all with mobile equipment. The group will be covering all the VHF/UHF frequencies from 50 to 1 296 MHz [excluding 4 metres] on EME.

The venue will be at Ramabanta Trading Post. The Grid locator is KG30vi. The team will operate under the call sign 7P8EME.

There will also be limited HF mostly CW and 144 and 50 MHz - tropo and Meteor scatter operation to provide participation for local operators with smaller VHF and UHF stations.

The dates of the DXpedition are 14 to 26 September 2011. And the team is Pine, ZS6OB, (7P8EME); Wynand, ZS6ARF, (7P8QRO); Dick, ZS6BUN, (7P8BUN); Pieter, ZS6PA, (7P8PA); Dan, HB9CRQ, (7P8RQ) and Hermann, DL2NUD, (7P8HP).
Erika Pienaar and Lana Coats will be looking after the kitchen and feeding the team.

To support this DXpedition the South African Radio League has launched a fundraising initiative. You can assist by making a financial contribution.
Deposit your financial contribution in the SARL bank account, ABSA Account
4071 588 849. The branch code is 632 005.

When making an electronic transfer use 7P8 and your call sign as the payment reference and send an email to artoday [at] sarl [dot] org [dot] za ">artoday [at] sarl [dot] org [dot] za with details of your donation, your call sign and email address. You will receive an email acknowledgement and your call sign will be added to the list of supporters.

Your donation to the project will be appreciated and acknowledged. For more information, visit www.amateurradio.org.za/7P8.htm.
ON4RSX, Clubstation van de sectie Ronse activeert hun stationssite ! A Traduire
Soumis par: ON4AVJ
Tijdens het weekend van 10 & 11 september 2011 gaat de viering door van “150 jaar Spoorwegen tussen de steden Ronse en Oudenaarde”.
De “vzw Toerisme en Spoor Patrimonium / Patrimoine Ferroviaire et Tourisme asbl” rijdt zowel op zaterdag als op zondag telkens vier pendelritten tussen Ronse en Oudenaarde met een unieke historische reizigerstrein samengesteld “K-rijtuigen 1ste klasse”, waarvan de tractie verzorgd wordt door hun stoomlocomotief “Type 64.169” (een “Pruisische P8” of de latere “Duitse BR38” uit het bouwjaar 1923, concept 1907 – zie foto hierbij).

Ter gelegenheid van deze feestelijke viering activeert de sectie RSX uit Ronse een uitgebreid radioamateurstation van op de stationssite. Het clubstation ON4RSX zal op beide dagen tussen 9u30’ en 18u30’ onafgebroken in de lucht zijn op decameter en VHF, zowel in CW alsook in SSB, FM en Digi-modes. Voor de geïnteresseerden in het “Belgian Railway Station Award” wordt het station van Ronse geactiveerd onder het referentienummer “FRN-86”. Een unieke gelegenheid om ook het station van Ronse aan uw logboek toe te voegen, wat u zo mogelijk terug wat dichter bij uw Award brengt…

De activatie van de stationssite van Ronse door het clubstation ON4RSX werd mede mogelijk gemaakt dankzij de bereidwillige medewerking van dhr. Geert Dierickx, Woordvoerder, Districtsdirecteur NMBS-Holding NW-Communicatie.
Good luck & Best 73,

Michel Vandenbossche – ON6QO, CM van de sectie RSX; ON6QO [at] uba [dot] be.
Kurt Demeyere – ON5UT, sectie WRC & “vzw TSP/PFT”, stoker/machinist op stoomlocomotief Type 64.169; ON5UT [at] uba [dot] be.