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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Solar Flare Erupts from Unexpected Source....

On July 8th, Earth-orbiting satellites detected a strong M6-class solar flare.

The flare itself came as little surprise because there is a phalanx of large sunspots crossing the solar disk. However, the source of the flare was unexpected.

Check: for more information about the blast site and prospects for additional eruptions in the days ahead

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

10 July, 2014

Island activities:

4L, Georgia:
Operators Mamuka, 4L2M, Levan, 4L5C, Shota, 4L5DJ, and 4L2IKA team
up under the call 4L0G for the IARU HF World Championship (July
12&13) for the National Assocation of Radioamateurs of Georgia
(NARG). QSL via EA7FTR, direct only; Ukrainian stations via bureau
to UT7QF.

6Y, Jamaica:
Lali, VE3NE, and his wife Agnes (HG9MAT) plan to join the IARU
contest as 6Y3M. Agnes even revived her CW for the event. QRV from
July 11 to 14, QSL via VE3NE.

CO, Cuba:
Members of the Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) will
put their HQ stations on the air as T49C, running 8 stations from 8
locations, most of them with low power setups and wire antennas:
160m CW CO2JD; CO2RQ Habana
160m SSB CO2WL Habana
80m CW CO3IT Santa Cruz del Norte
80m SSB CO2WL Habana
40m CW CO7EH Camaguey
40m SSB CO8DM Puerto Padre
20m CW CO8CY Baracoa
20m SSB CO2CW Habana
15m CW CO6RD Sancti Spiritus
15m SSB CO8ZZ Las Tunas
10m CW CO2JD; CO2RQ Habana
10m SSB CM8AKY Chaparra
QSL via K8SIX, direct only.

C9, Mozambique:
Daniel, ZS6JR, continues to operate holiday-stle as C91JR from
Bilene until the 12th. QRV mainly in RTTY and PSK with 100W and a
vertical antenna. QSL via GI4FUM, LoTW, eQSL.

CT3, Madeira:
Steve, G0SGB, plans to get on the air from the 11th to the 21st as
CT9/G0SGB from Madeira (DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053). His
main focus is on activating lighthouses. QRV on 20 and 40m. QSL via
homecall, direct only.

DL, Germany:
Germany's team DA0HQ has set minds on defending the title of World
Champion in the upcoming IARU contest. DARC offers an award to all
stations working DA0HQ and also a sprint tournament in 3
categories. QSL via bureau.

E5, South Cook:
Andy, E51AND and Kathy, E51KC, will pay a visit to Mangaia
(OC-159), where Kathy will work at the local school, from the 15th
to the 19th. Andy will get on the air in SSB and also slow CW,
looking for SKCC members. QSLs via E51AND, direct only.

E7, Bosnia-Herzegovina:
E72NATO marks the cooperation of NATO and Bosnia-Herzegovina
established in 2006. QRV until the year's end. QSL via E73Y,
ClubLog/OQRS, LoTW, eQSL.

EA, Spain:
Members of the European Ros Club operate the special event station
EG5FPN in the context of the Fiestas Patronales Moros y Cristianos
until July 20. QSL via EA7HBC, eQSL.

EA6, Balearic Islands:
Freddy, F5IRO, will be active as EA6/F5IRO from near Palma de
Mallorca (EU-004) until the 13th. QRV on 40-10m in CW with a QRP
rig. QSL via h/c.

EL, Liberia:
Mahmoud, EL2CE, Dickson, EL2DT, and Richmond, EL2BG, are going to
put the Liberia Radio Amateur Association (LRAA) on the air with
the call EL2BEN during the IARU championship. The call honours Ben,
EL2BA, past president of the LRAA. QSL direct via EL2BG: I.
Richmond W.K. Harding, 6141 Clifton Ave. Ext., Jacksonville, FL
32211, USA.

F, France:
The Radio Club Albertin (F5KOU) commemorates the Battle of the
Somme with the call TM100BS on the following dates:
July 4/5 July 18/19
July 24 and 27 August 1 - 3
September 5/6 September 19/20
QSL via F5KOU (B), LoTW, eQSL.

G, England:
Leeds hosted the prologue of this year's Tour de France. Barrie, G1JYB, Stephany, G1LAT, and other members of the Sands Contest Group support the event on the air with the special call GB4TDF until the end of the month. QTH is Hancocks Radio Hut (WAB SD67).
QSL via G1LAT, eQSL.

MX0EPC is a special event call of the European PSK Club operated by
various members. QSL via LZ3HI.

HH, Haiti:
Sergio, PY3SB, remains active from Port-au-Prince until December as
HH2/PY3SB. QRV on 40-6m in CW and SSB. QSL direct via homecall,

HC, Ecuador:
Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) celebrate their club's
82nd anniversary with the call HD082QRC from the 13th to the 23rd.
QRV on 160-2m in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via HC1JQ, direct only.

I, Italy:
Italian amateurs join the IARU championship as II0HQ, representing
the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani with twelve stations in CW
and SSB on all six bands. QSL via bureau, LoTW, eQSL.

ARI Tortona will get on the air as IQ1TW from Castellania, the
birthplace of Fausto Coppi, cycling legend and champion of the
1940s. QRV on July 12&13. For a corresponding award see
QSL via bureau.

JA, Japan:
Japanese amateurs join forces as 8N1HQ for the IARU championship
from the following locations: Minato-ku, Tokyo Metropolitan Area
(FEDXP) 10m/CW and 80m/CW, 75m/SSB; Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture
(University of Tokyo Contest Club) 15m/CW; Naka Gun, Kanagawa
Prefecture (International DX Radio Club) 15m/SSB and 10m/SSB.
Outside the contest 8N1HQ may also appear on other bands and modes.
Each QTH has designed individual QSLs; cards come automatically via
bureau, LoTW.

Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

[RAC-Bulletin] AGM 2014 – reminder

Jul 8 at 11:37 AM

Reminder: We will be having our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 27th in New Westminster, BC.
As previously mentioned, this AGM will be hosted by the Orca DX and Contest Club. It will be held in conjunction with the 59th annual Vancouver 2014 Pacific Northwest DX Convention which is being held at the same location. Notices have already been published in TCA/RACReport. All RAC members are encouraged to attend*.

DATE: Sunday July 27th 2014 after the DX Convention
TIME: 12 Noon (Pacific)
PLACE: Inn on the Quay, 900 Quayside Dr. New Westminster BC. (Just 25 minutes by SkyTrain southeast of downtown Vancouver and 20 minutes north of the “Peace Arch” BC-Washington border crossing)

* Once again this year, those unable to attend the AGM in person can sign up for the Webinar broadcast. Please send an email to RAC Head Office (Frank G.) at RACGM@RAC.CA to register and receive details. Requests must be made prior to July 25th 4:00pm EDT.


RAC Comms

Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 09-07-14 | [0] comments (40 views) | 

Free On-line Electrical Engineering Course....

A new Massive Open On-line Course (MOOC) covers Analogue/Digital Electronics, AC/DC Circuits, Electromechanics and an introduction to C programming.

Over the last few months here at Liverpool we have been putting together a MOOC (Massive Open On-line Course) which introduces aspects of electrical engineering. The course starts in September, but you can sign up now. It's free and there are no gimmicks.

The link to the MOOC info is here:

Any ideas on how to make this course better are welcome.

Matt O'Rourke
MOOC developer
Liverpool University On-line Electrical Engineering Course

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