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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DX News12 April 2017

Scotland, GS3PYE/P

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Members of the Camb-Hams will once again be active as GS3PYE/P, but this time from Islay Island between May 6-12th. The Camb- Hams have been activating the Scottish Isles each year since 2008. As in the past, ten or more operators will be active on all bands and many modes from 4m to 80m, 2m & 70cm for Satellites and 2m & 23cm for EME.

The HF bands will be covered by four simultaneous stations while the 6m & 4m stations will have a great take-off towards the UK and Europe. All stations will be able to run at the full UK power limit. EME operations will use 150W to 55 elements on 23cm and 400W to 17 elements on 2m, primarily on JT65, but also available for CW skeds - if your station is big enough. Satellite operations on 2m & 70cm will use X-Quad antennas and a fully automatic Az/El tracking system.

Activity is planned on AO-7 (mode B), VO-52, FO-29, SO-50 & AO-73. All the up-to-date plans and progress will be on . Most importantly, this is a group of good friends doing what they enjoy, so please give them a call and enjoy the trip with them.

Active on the major social networks before, during and after the trip, you can check on progress and interact with the operators via their blog or through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube [links below]. Please check their Web page for details on how to arrange skeds on the more challenging bands, modes, VHF and EME.

All links are available via: http://dx.camb-hams.com

QSL via OQRS (info on QRZ.com) or M0VFC direct or via bureau. <facebook.com/CambHams> <twitter.com/g3pye> <youtube.com/CambHams>

Thanks OPDX Bulletin

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DX News10 April 2017

IOTA Activation EU-049

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Members of Radioamateurs Association of Chios SZ8ARC activate three islands in the North Aegean Sea:
  • Saturday 04/08/2017 morning from Antipsara island GIOTA NAS-010 (IOTA EU-049) QTH Locator KM28SM.At noon from Katonisi island GIOTA NAS-009 QTH Locator KM28SM.
  • Saturday afternoon from Psara island GIOTA NAS-011 (IOTA EU-049) QTH Locator KM28SN .
  • Sunday morning they will climb on Prophet Elijah and from there will complete the expedition.
Call sign is SZ8ARC/P and operators are SV8JTS & SY8BEB
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DX News06 April 2017

Josep and Nuria on 6m

Posted by Jose, EA7KW

Josep and Nuria have permit and will be on 6m whenever band is open, and this may happen at this time of the year. This is their announcement:

“After the great success of our last operation from Corn Island (NA-013) in Nicaragua as H74B & H74W, we are please to finally announce our next operation:

Callsigns: J5B (Op. Josep EA3BT) & J5W (Op. Nuria EA3WL – YL)

Dates: From 7TH to 15th April 2017

QTH: Rubane Island (Bijagos Archipielago) *  IOTA AF-020 * Last operation from this reference in 2010 (more than 7 years ago !!!!).

2 full stations:
Equipments: Icom IC-7300 / Icom IC-7000
Linear Amplifier: Ameritron AL-600 (600 w)
Antennas: 2 EAxbeam (6-20 m) & wire dipole (30 & 40 & 80m)

Bands: 6-40 and will also try 80 m.

Modes: SSB (Main), CW (some), RTTY
Website: at QRZ.com. Also available the QSO Director tool for checking the online logs direct in real time (www.qsodirector.com)
QSL via: EA3BT (both callsigns). We’ll use Clublog OQRS (preferred)

Any other details? We’ll be on the air as many as possible. Hope propagation helps us. Logs will be online through QSO Director tool and also Clublog

Hope you can include this information in your next bulletin.”

73 & 88

Núria, EA3WL & Josep, EA3BT
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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 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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