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A look back at events that made history this week -
compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW
Monday, 20 May, 2013
1825 The electromagnet in a practical form was first exhibited by its inventor, William Sturgeon.
1844 Samuel F.B. Morse completes first telegraph line.
1844 Samual FB Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph message)
1844 First telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
1862 A field telegraph was used for the first time in U.S. warfare.
1874 T. A. Edison was issued a patent for a device concerning "Automatic Telegraphy and in Perforators Therefor."
1906 LH Perlman of New York City applied for a patent for his invention of the demountable tyre-carrying rim.
1906 The brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright received a patent for "new and useful improvements in Flying Machines"
1908 First passenger flight in an airplane
1916 Einstein's Theory of General Relativity presented
The following is a press release from Martti, OH2BH, dated May 15th:
"As part of the April 2, 2013, visit to South Sudan by a delegation headed by the Foreign Minister of Finland, several supporting elements were discussed. Just three weeks later, following a series of meetings focusing on practical matters in Juba, there was a high-level presentation, with relevant endorsements, made to the South Sudan government.
The presentation was made with a view toward enlisting support on telecommunications matters in general and Amateur Radio's role in society in particular.
Ultimately, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed specifying several elements of Amateur Radio as a study case for local administrators. These elements include Amateur Radio’s role in society, frequency allocations, regulatory matters and promotion of Amateur Radio as part of an educational agenda. The MoU calls for a workshop to be held for the senior staff of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services. Members of the Ministry of Higher Education and the Research and Technology agency will also attend the workshop.
In early June, a senior South Sudan telecommunications official will attend an IARU Administrator's Course in Accra, Ghana to observe ITU and IARU. This travel will be made possible thanks to the valuable support of the Yasme Foundation www.yasme.org
As Amateur Radio is only provisionally regulated in South Sudan, the
Radio Arcala Fellowship Group of Finland, OH8X, was granted a provisional license – Z81X – to facilitate operating events during visits by the project representatives. We expect that Z81X will be activated several times during the course of this project, notably on low bands and in CQWW Contests.
Just today, the initial Z81X activity, with one radio only, was concluded
with more than 20.000 QSOs. QSOs were split evenly between the three major population areas of the world - Europe 8693 (43%), North America 5774 (29%) and Asia 5162 (26%). The Finnish duo - Olli, OH0XX and Martti, OH2BH - has now returned to their native Finland.
As the entire project is carried out on a voluntary basis, the group will accept donations to be used solely for offsetting direct project expenses incurred in South Sudan. ClubLog OQRS is now active for QSL requests (bureau or direct) and project support..
We are pleased to acknowledge the support of Mr. Pekka Haavisto, the
Finnish Foreign Minister's Special Representative to the Horn of Africa
and Sudan. We also acknowledge the supporting efforts of Mr. Amul Behera of Rock City Investments, Juba, Dr Anu Kantele of Helsinki University Central Hospital, Massimo, Z81B (IZ0EGB), Diya, Z81D (YI1DZ) and Ken, Z81Z (K4ZW) for supporting the project and welcoming the latest country of the world to the valued ranks of Amateur Radio.
Z81X QSL manager is OH0XX, QRZ.com."
Honduran IOTA DXpedition....
Dan, HM2DMR, plans to activate the following Honduran IOTA Islands between late May to July (dates depend on Navy permission).
NA-160 Cochinos (callsign HQ3W); May 27-30th
NA-035 Swan (callsign HQ8S); June 16-20th
NA-223 Vivorillos (callsign HQ8D); July 16-20th
Activity will be on 160-10 meters.
For more details and updates, watch: http://hriotas.com
May 16, 2013
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CS5CRE, F5TRO, NC1L, The Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News,
The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest
Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.
CYPRUS, 5B. Tony, RT9T is QRV as 5B4ALB until May 28. Activity is
on all HF bands and modes. This includes being an entry in the
upcoming CQ WPX CW contest, possibly with a different call sign.
QSL direct to home call.
SENEGAL, 6V. Vlad, RK4FF is QRV as 6V7S from Le Calao in Ngaparou
until May 30. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. QSL to home call.
PORTUGAL, CT. Special event station CS25ARVM will be QRV from May
20 to 26 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ARVM. Activity will
be on 80 to 10 meters, as well as 2 meters and 70 cm, using CW and
SSB. QSL via CT1VM. In addition, special call sign CR5AT will be
QRV on May 18 from the castle Amieira do Tejo. QSL via CS5CRE.
FRANCE, F. A group of operators will be QRV as F6KUF/p from May 18
to 20 from the Ile de Noirmoutier. Activity will be on 80 to 6
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with three stations. QSL via F6KUF/p.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, E7. Special event station E720SRRS is QRV
until the end of 2013 in celebration of 20 years of the Savez
radio-amatera Republike Srpske. QSL via bureau.
BELARUS, EW. Special event station EV196VTAP is used to commemorate
the 70th anniversary of a military regiment. QSL via EW8LL.
GALAPAGOS, HC8. Alex, HD2A and Alberto, HC2AQ are QRV as HD8A from
Isla de Santa Cruz, IOTA SA-004, until May 20. Activity is on the
HF bands. QSL direct via HD2A.
COLOMBIA, HK. A large group of women operators will be QRV as 5K3YL
on May 18 during the Days of YLs contest. Activity will be on 40
and 20 meters using SSB. QSL via EA3DUF.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Kang, DS4DRE/5, will be active from Hajo
Island, IOTA AS-060, until December. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via home call.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. Look for Fred, K9VV to be QRV as NP2X and
Bob, WP2XX to be QRV from May 21 to 28 from the Radio Reef DXers
Super-Station on St. Croix Island, IOTA NA-106. During the upcoming
CQ WPX CW contest, they will be active as KP2M. QSL KP2M direct to
AI4U, NP2X direct via K5WW and WP2XX direct.
BONAIRE, PJ4. John, K4BAI will be QRV as PJ4/K4BAI from May 22 to
27. Activity will be on the HF bands. He plans to be active as
PJ4A in the upcoming CQ WPX CW contest. QSL both calls via K4BAI.
SLOVENIA, S5. Special event station S545DSW is QRV until May 31 in
celebration of the founding of Radio Club Mozirje 45 years ago.
Activity is on the HF bands using mainly SSB and digital modes. QSL
GREECE, SV. A group of operators are QRV as SZ8S from Samos Island,
IOTA EU-049, until May 30. Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands. QSL direct via G1LAT.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Dave, W5CW is QRV as VP5/W5CW from
Caicos Island, until June 11. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using
CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8. Andy, M0HLT is QRV as VP8DOH while on work
assignment for the coming two years. He is active on the higher
bands using SSB in his spare time. QSL via operator's instructions.
OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operations have
been approved for DXCC credit: Ghana, 9G5EME, 2013 operation; Cocos
Island, TI9CCC, February 15 through February 28, 1984 operation.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO:
The NCCC RTTY Sprint,
NCCC Sprint, The
Day of YLs,
UN DX Contest,
EU BPSK63 DX Contest,
Aegean RTTY Contest,
His Majesty King of Spain CW Contest,
Feld Hell Sprint,
UA2 QSO Party
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for May
20. The SKCC CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for