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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

Wed Mar 04, 2015

Nauryz DX Contest 2015

The first and the only Central Asian DX contest on HF will take place on March 14 starting at 0800z and finishing at 1359z on the same day.

The contest aims at promoting HF activity among the Central Asian hams of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and, in future, Turkmenistan. Nevertheless participants from all over the world are welcome.

The contest is dedicated to celebrating the spring holiday Nauryz (Nowruz, Nooruz) - the ancient oriental holiday.

More information about the contest can be found at:

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IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club....

4 March, 2015

Island activities:

CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

AF-004; EA8, Canary Islands: Felipe, NP4Z will operate the ARRL DX
SSB Contest as EE8Z from the station of the "Los Chachos Contest
Club", Island of Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276) in the SOAB
category. QSL via N4AO (d), LoTW.

AF-014; CT9, Madeira Archipelago: Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF
will be QRV from Madeira (DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053)
from March 5th to April 1st. Signing CT9/homecall they will
mainly be on the WARC bands, operating CW.
QSL via Homecalls (d/B) or request by email: dl3kwr[@] /

NA-001; C6, Great Bahama Bank group: Rob, K4OV and Lee, N1BA will be operating from the Bahamas as C6ATF from March 4th to 9th. This
includes an operation in the ARRL DX SSB Contest.
QSL via K4OV (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.

NA-105; PJ7, Sint Maarten: Members of the "Uruguay DX group"
Gustavo/CX2AM, Mario/CX4CR, Rainert/CX8FB and Humberto/CX3AN
will visit Sint Maarten (WLOTA 0711) from February 28th to March
9th and operate as PJ7C in holiday style (80m - 10m, CW/SSB).
QSL via EB7DX.

OC-195; VK7, Furneaux group: Tim/VK4HFO, Chris/VK3FY and Christian/EA3NT will operate as VK7FG from Flinders Island (VKFF-175, WW Loc. QE49) from March 5th to 9th. They will have three stations on the air and operate on all bands from 160m to 6m. Flinders Island counts for the"Antarctic Challenge Award". QSL via M0OXO, OQRS.

OC-210; YC8, Sangihe Island: Ronald, YC8ROP will take part in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest from Sangihe Island (WLOTA 2486) in the SOSB 15m LP category. QSL via YC8ROP direct, LoTW.

SA-099; PJ2, Curacao: John/K6AM, Chad/WE9V and Geoff/W0CG/PJ2DX
will take part in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest as PJ2T in the M/S category from Curacao (WLOTA LH-0942). Some of the OPs will be QRV as PJ2/homecalls before and after the contest.

Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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Mon Mar 02, 2015

IOTA News from OPDX....

2 March, 2015

Island activities:

AF-072. Paolo, C91PM, is now active as C91PM/p from Bazaruto Island until March 3rd. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.

AS-118. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society will once again
be active as 9K2F from Failaka Island between March 11-16th.
Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via 9K2HN, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLogs OQRS.

EU-038. Marcel, PD5MVH, will be active as PD38EU from Ameland Island
between now and March 14th. Activity will include the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th). QSL via PD5MVH, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-081. Emil, DL8JJ, will be active as F/DL8JJ/P from Saint Marcouf
Island between June 5-11th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via LZ1JZ. For more details and updates, visit:

NA-079. Mike, WA0SPG, who will be on his first DXpedition, will be
active as WA0SPG/4 from the Dry Tortugas between May 4-6th.
Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. Equipment will be a KX3 and a FT-817 into a buddipole vertical dipole near saltwater, Alpha vertical and Loop antenna. Mike will also be on the satellite using 2x FT-817's for SO-50 and FO-29 (CW/SSB) with both arrow and elk antennas. All power will be by Goal Zero batteries being charged by Solar PV panels. QSL via his home callsign.

NA-079. Arturo, KG4DRP, will be active from the Dry Tortugas (EL84np)
between May 9-10th. Activity will be on QRP with a FT-817ND on 20 meters SSB. QSL via address on

NA-212. Dan, HR2DMR, is expected to be active from Farallones de
Cosiguina sometime during mid/late July (possibly between 23-28th) and also to include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Activity depends on the Honduran and Nicaraguan Navy officers. He is requesting a special H7 prefix or use the YN9W callsign. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

OC-252. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/7 from Temajo Island
between March 14-18th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY. Antennas will be a Tribander for the High Bands and a Vertical for Low Bands. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

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History This Week....

Monday, 2 March, 2015

1223 BC The oldest recorded eclipse occurred on a date on a clay tablet from the ancient city of Ugarit, Syria.

1618 Johannes Kepler formulated his Third Law of Planetary Motion.

1661 The Royal Society, London, England, elected Sir Robert Moray as their first president.

1876 Alexander Graham Bell patented an "Improvement in Telegraphy" (No.174,465) the Telephone.

1891 London-Paris telephone connection opens.

1899 SS "R F Matthews" collided with the lightship; which radioed the lighthouse ashore to get assistance. This was the first time ever a distress call was transmitted by radio from a ship at sea! Sent 'HELP' etc.

1977 The first Freon-cooled Cray-1 supercomputer, costing $19,000,000, was shipped to Los Alamos Laboratories.

Our thanks to John Alcorn, VK2JWA of the Summerland Amateur Radio Club for this weekly feature.
Visit John's website

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