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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

Sat Apr 25, 2015

International Marconi Day (IMD) - 25th April, 2015....

International Marconi Day...25th April, 2015 , a 24-hour amateur radio event which celebrates the career of Italian wireless communications pioneer Guglielmo Marconi. The event takes place annually on the Saturday closest to his birthday (April 25, 1874).

To commemorate the Nobel laureate's achievements, fans use HF radio to make direct point-to-point contact between stations, relying on the same technology Marconi developed and utilized in his time. Although nowadays the Internet is the medium of choice for global communications, the idea behind International Marconi Day is to keep the spirit of invention alive. The event also provides an exciting throwback to the days when a connected planet Earth was but a bold dream and only a few exceptional people, such as Marconi, saw the value in it.

IMD AWARD Stations:

Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874 - 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy." An entrepreneur, businessman, and founder in Britain in 1897 of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company (which became the Marconi Company), Marconi succeeded in making a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists

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New Transatlantic 144MHz Beacon....

The EI2DKH transatlantic 144MHz beacon is fully operational as of 12 April 2015.

Transmitting JT65b with CW ID on 144.488 MHz every even minute and listening on 144.155 MHz every odd minute.

Any call signs received are uploaded to a publicly accessable webpage at:

During major meteor showers the beacon will switch to FSK441

Beacon details;

4 x 5 element LFA-Q (22.24 dBi) QTF 270 Deg
(sponsored by InnoVantennas

Antenna height 60m asl

TX power 75 watts

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Fri Apr 24, 2015

DXCC Most Wanted List....

DXCC Most Wanted List -

The information generated in this report is derived from QSOs uploaded to Club Log. To improve quality, only QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked. The most wanted charts are rebuilt once per month, on average.

This page was built at Mon, 20 Apr 2015:

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New video, D-STAR and the Icom RS-MS1A Android App....

Icom UK together with TX Films have produced a video providing an introduction to D-STAR and the Icom RS-MS1A Android D-STAR application software.

The video, introduced by Bob McCreadie (G0FGX) of TX Films features Don Turner (G4TKR) providing a number of demonstrations featuring the ID-5100 dual band D-STAR digital and the RS-MS1A Android app.

It includes:

- Sending text messages and images.
- How to connect to D-STAR and your nearest repeater.
- Finding repeaters utilising a mapping application.
- Explanation about reflectors and how to connect to them.
- Where you can find the most up to date list of Icom D-STAR radio programming files and data files of UK D-STAR repeaters and reflectors.


For further details about D-STAR visit our microsite at:

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