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Lest we forget
01-01-2018
Ingediend door: ON7YD

To mark the end of the WW1, to end all wars and in remembrance of the 18 million who lost their lives and the 24 million injured on all sides, a total of 12 special call signs will be put on the air by members of the Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society during 2018:
 
GB1GW January
GB1FWW February
GB2GW March
GB2FWW April
GB4GW May
GB4FWW June
GB5GW July
GB5FWW August
GB6GW September
GB6FWW October
GB8GW November
GB0AD November 10/11

A special QSL will be sent out for all contacts at the end of 2018, there will also be confirming via LoTW and EQSL. Details can be found on QRZ.com, OQRS via Club Log. Four on line certificates will also be available for amateur stations who have worked the required number of special event calls at the end of 2018. These will also be available for SWL's who confirm receiving the required number of special call signs.

BRONZ award : working/hearing 4 stations
SILVER award : working/hearing 6 stations
GOLD award : wokring/hearing 10 stations
PLATINUM award : working/hearing 12 stations

Up to 5 missing special calls can be substituted with WVARS members calls or the WVARS club call sign. Members of the club also run a number of internet gateways. QSO's through the gateways are also accepted for the awards.

All details can be found on QRZ.com and on the WVARS web site.

OR4CLM
19-07-2018
Ingediend door: ON4CAS
OR4CLM

De zeldzaamste DXCC entiteiten.
02-09-2018
Ingediend door: ON4CAS

Clublog logoClublog stelde weer een lijst van de zeldzaamste DXCC entiteiten op. Zoals verwacht voert de DPRK (Noord Korea) de "most wanted" lijst aan. Rode lantaarndrager zijn  de USA. Ons Belgenlandje prijkt op plaats 331 van de 340 DXCC entiteiten van de ARRL.

 

 

Hier alvast de top tien:

  1. P5 - DPRK (Noord Korea)
  2. 3Y/B - Bouvet Island
  3. FT5/W - Crozet Island
  4. BS7H - Scarborough Reef
  5. CE0X - San Felix Island
  6. BV9P - Pratas Island
  7. KH7K - Kure Island
  8. KH3 - Johnston Island
  9. VK0M - Macquarie Island
  10. FT5/X - Kerguelen Island
E6ET
05-09-2018
Ingediend door: ON7SS


5B4ALX will be active from Niue (OC-040) from march 18, 2019 until april 2, 2019.


During the CQ WPX SSB Contest he will be active as SO20LP (100W out) Not Assisted !!

Equipment :

2x Icom IC-7300 + solid state amplifier
2x 30A switching
Laptop (running Wintest)
Laptop (running FT8 dxped software)

 Antennas :

6m : Mono Quad @ 8mh
10m : Mono Quad @ 8mh
15m : Mono Quad @ 8mh
17/20m : Homemade 1/2 wave Vertical Antenna
30/40/60m : Homemade 1/2 wave Vertical Antenna
160m : to be defined

Bands : 6/10/15/17/20/30/40/60/160m
(for 6m activities – WWLOC : AH50)

Mode : SSB-CW-RTTY-FT8

More info on his website http://www.5b4alx.cloud/e6et-niue-2019/
 

TM4RUM
02-10-2018
Ingediend door: ON4CAS

TM4RUMA l’occasion de la course à la voile en solitaire ‘’Route du Rhum’’ reliant Saint Malo (France) à Pointe-à- Pitre (Guadeloupe) une équipe multinationale, parmi lesquels Léon ON4ZD-OS0S,  activera depuis le site du Radio club de Saint Malo l’indicatif TM4RUM du 25 octobre au 05 novembre 2018 ainsi que les 10 et 11 novembre.

 

Les émissions seront toutes bandes tous modes et commémoreront simultanément La 11ème édition de la ‘’Route du Rhum’’ et ses 40 ans d’existence. 
Toute l’information est disponible sur le site de l’Association des Radio Amateurs de la Côte d’Emeraude ARACE ainsi que  directement sur la page TM4RUM . Un log en ligne sera disponible lors de l’activité.

ON4EI (EI8GQB/EI7T) CQ WW DX SSB Contest - October 2018
11-10-2018
Ingediend door: ON6TI

Olivier, ON4EI, is back again in Ireland from 21 to 31 October 2018 to operate EI8GQB and EI7T during the CQ WW DX SSB contest (27-28 October).
 
Having been first in Europe several times in the CQ WW WPX and CQ WW DX contests, Olivier recently won the title of world champion of the IARU World Championship contest 2018 (preliminary results) in the single operator, low power, all band, phone only category.

It is interesting to note that Olivier takes part in the contests using mainly green energy, based on solar panels and a wind generator, to activate his temporary 'Field-Day-like' antenna park composed of:
 
- Inverted L antenna 16mV / 24mH for 160-80m + 32 radials (20m).
- Inverted V dipole antenna for 160-80m-40m bands.
- ¼ wave vertical monopole for 40m + 16 radials (10m).
- 80m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional.
- Spiderbeam & Mosley TA33Jr antennas for 20/15/10m bands.
- 2 transceivers Elecraft K3 + P3 for SO2R 100W activation.
- 2*220Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator.

For these dates, please QSL EI7T via LOTW or via PA3249, his QSL manager: https://www.qrzcq.com/call/PA3249 (direct or bureau).

You can meet him on the air or follow his one-man expedition on https://www.qrz.com/db/ei8gqb