Announcements20 June 2016

HB9QQ Memorial Event

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It has been exactly five years since Pierre passed away on 11th June 2011.

On 19th June 2016 we founded the club HB9QQ, Physik verstehen (understanding physics) and are using this occasion to arrange a tour of the communications tower on Uetliberg conducted by SWISSCOM.

We would be delighted if any physics fans, in this case, all those especially interested in radio and ham radio, would join us for this event.

The visit to Säntis on 21st May 2016 together with the Swiss SOTA Group was a huge success.

To learn more about the event visit: http://hb9qq.ch/beitraege-berichte/meeting-auf-150-metern-ueber-boden/
More about the SOTA-event at the Säntis :

In honor of Pierre.

Best 73 de Marco HB9QQ, Physik verstehen
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DX News03 June 2016

Bahamas, C6

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Pete, VE3IKV will be active again as C6AUX from Mayaguana (NA-113), Bahamas from 23 June to 8 July. He will operate CW and SSB on 6 metres and "possibly some HF".
QSL via home call, direct only.

TNX NG3K
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Announcements01 June 2016

UK Band Plan Changes

Posted by Trev, G3ZYY

Amateurs are advised that updates to a number of band plans are now in effect in the UK and across IARU Region 1 as of 1 June 2016. The changes to 80m, 30m and VHF provide for greater flexibility for narrow band digital modes. The new version also includes some editorial updates in other bands. Full details can be found in Band Plans and Information on the RSGB website, and on the UKSMG UK Bandplan page.

Changes for the 6 Metre band are the removal of the 50.401 MHz WSPR beacon section.

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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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Silent Keys26 January 2015

Cedric Rourke, CT3FT (GI3IVJ), - Silent Key

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CT3FT (GI3IVJ), Cedric J. Rourke, has died. GI4OCK, Stewart, says he was "A lovely man, well into his 80s, but was still seeking out the two or three remaining entities he needed. He maintained regular skeds with his friends back home in GI." Cedric began SWLing as a schoolboy in 1949 in Be fast, Ireland. He studied for the ham test and passed in 1952. His father got the GI3JIM call at about the same time and they set up a station together. Cedric became a high school physics teacher in 1955. With several QTH moves, he ended up with a rural hilltop QTH in County Down, with an 80-foot tower and 5-band quad. Then working DX became easy. With early retirement, he moved to Madeira and started DXing all over again with his CT3FT call and CS3T during contests. He liked CW in the mornings on 160, 80, 40 and 30, especially at dawn, then SSB later in the day on higher HF bands.
 
Thanks Daily DX
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Propagation13 November 2014

A new Propagationtool for us.

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