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 News23 January 2017

HC, ECUADOR.

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Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will once again be active between January 22nd and February 8th from Ecuador and various areas as HC1MD/***. His radio equipment: FT-857d 100w-->Carolina Windom 40-10m CW+SSB+RTTY)/ Outbacker -- 6m CW + SSB (monitor 50.110) + 2 element 6m MOXON antenna. QSL via direct to K8LJG & LoTW after the trip. VIEW the HC/Ecuador and HC8/Galapagos DX-Diplomas at: http://webpages.charter.net/ne8z


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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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DX News23 January 2017

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY.

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A team of U.S. operators will be meeting at GITMO (NA-015) during various times between February 10-24th. Operators Bill/ W4WV (KG4WV), Jim/KG9LB (KG4AW) and Keith/KE4KDY (KG4DY) will start on February 10th. Keith will stay until February 17th. Don/W4ZYT (KG4ZK) will join the team on February 17th, and will leave on the 24th with Bill and Jim. The team is actually there to do some antenna repairs at Club GITMO as well as give exams for new hams and upgrades. When not working, activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL via the operator's home callsign, LoTW or ClubLog.

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