Contests24 May 2016

Ukrainian VHF Memorial Contest

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Dear VHF Contesters! On behalf UARL VHF Committe we are kindly invite you take part at Ukrainian VHF Memorial Contest devoted to Vladimir Chalapko, UT5EU, one of the leading VHF contestman and VHF enthusiast in ex USSR and Ukraine. The contest has been held since 2009 on 6m; 2m and up every year, during the first full weekend of June. We would appreciate very much your participation or promotion.

RULES UT5EU VHF Memorial:
START: 04.06.2016 14:00 UTC
END: 05.06.2016 13:59 UTC
MODES: CW, FM, SSB
CONTESTER CATEGORIES:
Ukraine: A. 50 MHz and up all bands MOMB, MIX (CW+FONE),
B. 50 MHZ and up all bands SOMB, MIX (CW+FONE),
C. 144 MHZ and up all bands MOMB, MIX (CW+FONE),
D. 144 MHZ and up all bands SOMB, MIX (CW+FONE),
E. 144 MHZ and up all bands SOMB, FM,
F. 144 MHZ, SOSB, MIX ,
G. 50 MHZ, SOSB MIX , Foreign participants:
H. 50 MHz, MIX (CW+PHONE),
I. 144 MHZ and up, MIX (CW+PHONE) Control numbers RS/RST, and QSO number (from 001 on each band) + QRA locator (6 digits). Only one QSO is counted per each band (independent of mode).

POINTS: The following points per 1 km of a QSO distance: - 50 mHz - 1; - 144 mHz - 4; - 432 mHz - 8; - up from 432 mHz - 20; No multiplier. Reports: EDI-format by band. _Samples:ut7e.50, ut7e.144._ To be uploaded to Ukrainian VHF Contest server http://www.opencontest.org/
[1] PLEASE CLICK YOUR CATEGORY DURING UPLOADING! Deadline of loading: 14 full days after the Contest end 20.06.16

73 Roman, UT5ERP-UV7E
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DX News21 May 2016

Isle of Arran, GM

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Members of the Camb-Hams will be active as GS3PYE/P from the Isle of Arran on the west part of the island near Balliekine (IO75HO) between May 22-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands, 6/4/2m, and the satellites. The location on the island favors the South/West/North as there's a hill to the east, but hopefully that will not limit them. Peter, 2E0SQL, reports: "We'll be taking along an ICOM IC-910, Wimo X-Quads, Preamps and Yaesu G-5500 rotator all controlled by our favorite bit of software SatPC32 for backup. I'll have my FT-817 and Arrow, but this kit hasn't let us down yet for the last few trips." They plans to operate on all satellites both FM/SSB/CW, if you want a CW QSO you'll need to contact them as Peter will need to find a suitable CW operator. Peter will try to post regular updates on Twitter either using his own account @2e0sql or the groups account @g3pye and also posting updates on their Web site at



Thanks OPDX Bulletin.
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Beacon News17 May 2016

New PI7SIX Beacon

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I build a new beacon during the winter time, it's been installed a week ago in city of Rotterdam (jo21fv). The PI7SIX beacon is on 50.425 MHz and running 50 watt e.r.p (80 watt output) into a crossdipole at 105 M high. The mode is F1A (FSK 800 Hz). The chosen frequency is in the "new" beaconband according the IARU, but I see on the spots that many people don't look that high. On the same site there are also many MW beacons from 13 cm till 1.5 cm. All other information you can find on QRZ.com or beaconspot.

73 Frank, PA2M
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DX News15 May 2016

Haiti, HH

Posted by Chris, W3CMP

Phil K3TUF, Gerry KB3SSZ , Dale N3BNA and I will be travelling to Haiti on June 19th to help complete the erection of a 300 foot tower for Radio Lumiere, an AM radio station in Menales near Port-au-Prince, Grid is FK38. In our spare time we will be trying some HF, six and four meter operation. HF operation will be concentrated around ARRL Field Day. Equipment for six meters will include at least 200 watts and a 5 element M2 yagi; on four meters there will be an IC-7300, TE systems brick and 5 element Directive Systems yagi by W8ZN. On HF there will be wire antennas or a vertical. WE should have internet and will monitor ON4KST. At this point we will be signing our call signs with the prefix HH2 but we are hoping we may be able to get a special event 4V call sign.


73, Chris W3CMP
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DX News07 March 2016

Ogasawara, JD1

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Koji, JI1LET, will once again be active as JD1BOI from Komagari, Chichijima Island between April 26th and May 6th. Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JI1LET, direct or by the Bureau. See QRZ.com.

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DX News17 March 2015

Dominica, J7

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Goran, SM5AWU is actually active from Dominica as J79AWU on 20-6m RTTY and Digital modes. QSL J79AWU via SM5AWU, bureau or direct.
 
 
 
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DX News08 March 2015

9H on 70MHz

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I would like to announce that as from 13th February 2015 we were assigned the allocation of 70 - 70.5 MHz as as secondary allocation for amateur use.

73s Ivan 9H1PI. M.A.R.L. Secretary.

Tnx OZ6OM
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Beacon News19 February 2015

WG2XPN 70 MHz Beacon update

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Brian WA1ZMS, licensee of the 3 kW ERP 70.005 MHz WG2XPN beacon, reports the license has been renewed until May 1, 2017 

The Experimental License for WG2XPN with one-way only beacon operations on 70.005 MHz with 3 kW ERPd from here in the US (QTH: FM07fm) has been renewed until May 1, 2017.

As such, it gives the only 4m North American beacon a chance to be heard via TA in the Europe for another 2 years. That's a good thing in my mind. Thanks again goes to the FCC & the Society of Broadcast Engineers here in the US for their continued support; after all this portion of spectrum is still reserved for TV service only and no US 4m ham band appears possible in the future. 

I am always hoping for a repeat of the 7000+km Eskip DX reports that took place in 2013. To all EU stations on 4m: Remember to point your beams West during Eskip season and give a long listen on 70.005MHz. You might just hear something!

Thanks UK Beacons Yahoo Group https://groups.yahoo.com/group/UK_Beacons
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