Announcements07 January 2017

G3WOS's 2017 50MHz BBQ in conjunction with UKSMG

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bbq2025.jpgAfter the great success of all the previous 6M BBQs, Chris is holding another on Saturday 5th August 2017 in Farnborough, Hampshire UK  - so make a note in your diary and let Chris know if you wish to attend.

Take a look at the 2017 BBQ web site if you want to see what it’s all about. As we have always had a good number of non-UK 6m hams attend, We are sending this now so that you can plan your summer around the event by visiting the UK!

There will be plenty of food and drink, lots of 6m guys to talk to and argue with and XYLs are positively encouraged! I hope that we will see an even better turn out of non-UK 6m enthusiasts. For those wanting to stay over on Friday night, many will be able to stay in the same hotel (The Falcon as in 2015) and I will organise another great 6m dinner for the Friday evening!
There will be several interesting talks to help pass the long hot summer day...
The cost of the BBQ is 30 UK Pounds and will need to be paid in advance of the event.

I know it's a long way off, but if you are interested in attending PLEASE send Chris an email stating your level of interest.  chris@gare.co.uk
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Silent Keys14 February 2017

Dave Powis, G4HUP Silent Key

Posted by Chris, G4IFX

We regret to announce the death of Dave Powis, G4HUP. Among many other activities in a long amateur radio career, Dave became one of the first UK operators on the 50MHz band with the release of the first forty permits in 1983. A great loss. http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/silent-keys/2017/02/13/dave-powis-g4hup-9th-february-2016/


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DX News13 February 2017

A2, BOTSWANA

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A UK Team will be active as A25UK from Botswana between April 25th and May 6th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Some of the operators named are Nobby/G0VJG, Nick/G4FAL, Giles/M0TGV, Tony/G4LDL and Edd/GM0WED. QSL via M0OXO or via ClubLog's OQRS. Look for more details to be forthcoming. Also, visit their new Web page at: http://www.a25uk.com

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DX News13 February 2017

6E, MEXICO.

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A group of Ham Radio operators from Southern Mexico will be operating from some Mayan archaeological sites from the Mexican States of Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas and Quintana Roo, using the special callsign 6E3MAYA between March 18-21st. Activity is to commemorate the Spring Equinox which is so important for the Mayan culture. Activity will be on 80-6 meters on CW, SSB, the satellites and the Digital modes. QSL via XE3N.

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DX News03 February 2017

GM, Scotland

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Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club's members G0SBN, G8YFA, GM3WOJ, M0GAE and M0KLO will be active as GS0NWM from the Isle of Mull (EU-008) on 21-28 April. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-6 metres. QSL via M0URX's OQRS (http://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/) and logsearch on Club Log.


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DX News26 January 2017

6W, Senegal

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Peter, HA3AUI is going to put Senegal and Guinea-Bissau on the air between Jan. 20 and March 5. He will be active as 6W2SC and J5UAP. QRV mainly on 20-10m (CW), other bands and modes via skeds. There may be options for IOTA or WWFF activation in Senegal. QSL via HA3AUI (d), LoTW. http://cqafrica.net/


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DX News23 January 2017

TX5, Austral Islands.

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Members of the CanAm DX Group will be active as TX5T from Raivavae Island (OC-114) in the Australs between February 20th and March 3rd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are Robert/W5MJ, Neil/VA7DX, Keith/ VE7KW, and Madison/W5RJ (Team Leader). QSL via M0URX or OQRS. Look for more details and updates, watch: http://www.Australs2017.com



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DX News23 January 2017

South Pacific 6M EME DxPeditions Advance Notice

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Lance, W7GJ, will once again be active from the Pacific Ocean to focus on 6 meters EME QSOs. This time Lance is planning a 6 Meter EME DXpedition to West Island/Cocos Island as VK9CGJ between September 12-30th, and Christmas Island as VK9XGJ between October 1-21st. Lance advises "In order to get the word out as soon as possible, preliminary information on the upcoming 6m EME DXpedition is here: http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Indian%20Ocean%202017.htm Tickets to Perth, Australia have been purchased, and reservations for lodging in both DXCC entities have been made. Although I am not able yet to complete the purchase for the tickets from Perth and the lodging, I wanted to spread the word about the dates for the DXpedition so people can make plans. I will be adding more detailed operating schedules and additional details in the coming weeks and hope to be able to complete the very substantial purchases for additional flights and lodging in the coming months.. With the great increase in people capable of using digital modes, I hope to be able to provide these rare DXCC entities to many serious 6m DXers. Please check back for updated information! GL and VY 73, Lance"

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