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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

Fri Dec 19, 2014

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.
DXCC List -

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 19-12-14 | [0] comments (51 views) | 

This Week On The Air....

19 December, 2014

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by 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.

FIJI, 3D2. Udo, DL9HCU is QRV as 3D2HC from Nadi, Viti Levu Island, IOTA OC-016, for the next few weeks. He is generally active on 30 to 15 meters using CW and QRP power. QSL to home call.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6. Andy, DL3YM plans to be QRV as A6/DL3YM from December 23 to January 5, 2015. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Harald, DF2WO is QRV as D44TWO from Praia, Santiago Island, IOTA AF-005, until January 8, 2015. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.

ANTARCTICA. Nathaniel, W2NAF is QRV as KC4USV from the McMurdo Station now through the end of this year. He is active in his spare time on 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via operator's instructions.

OGASAWARA, JD1. Koji, JI1LET and Take, JA1UII will be QRV as JD1BOI and JD1BON, respectively, from Chichi-jima, IOTA AS-031, from December 22 to January 2, 2015. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home calls.

CURACAO, PJ2. Operators HK4CM and HK4RB will be QRV as PJ2/home calls from December 21 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters.
QSL via operators' instructions.

ANTARCTICA. Nikolai, RW6ACM will be QRV as RI1ANZ from the Progress Base, IOTA AN-016, beginning December 22. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via RN1ON.

POLAND, SP. Special event station HF2014PRNF is QRV until December 21 to draw attention to the project "Razem na fali" which cares for handicapped people. QSL via SQ3BKH.

GREECE, SV. Members of the Northern Greece Amateur Group Thessaloniki are QRV as J400EG until December 27 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the artist Domenikos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco. QSL via SV2HTI.

NAMIBIA, V5. Dietmar, DL3DXX is QRV as V5/DL3DXX until December 29. Activity is mainly on 160 and 80 meters using mostly CW. This includes an entry in the upcoming Stew Perry contest. QSL to home call.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be QRV as JA0JHQ/VK9N from December 20 to 22. Activity will be mainly on 17 and 12 meters using SSB and possibly 30 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Steve, VE3OC is QRV as VP5/VE3OC from Providenciales Island until December 26. Activity is holiday style. QSL direct to home call.

INDONESIA, YB. Iman, YB4IR will be QRV as YB4IR/8 from Bandaneira Island, IOTA OC-157, from December 22 to 25. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

W1AW/3 in Maryland, W1AW/KH6 in Hawaii and W1AW/4 in Georgia are QRV until 2359z on December 23. In addition, W1AW/3 in Pennsylvania and W1AW/0 in Iowa will be QRV starting at 0000z on December 24. They will be active until 2359z on December 30.


ARRL CW Rookie Roundup,
QRP CW Fox Hunt,
NCCC Sprint,
Russian 160-Meter Contest,
AGB-Party Contest,
Feld Hell Sprint,
OK DX RTTY Contest
Croatian CW Contest
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for December 22.
The SKCC CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for December 24.
The Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party runs until January 4, 2015.

All dates, unless otherwise stated, are UTC.
See the ARRL Contest Branch page:
The ARRL Contest Update:
and the WA7BNM Contest Calendar:
for more information. Looking for a Special Event station be sure to check out the ARRL Special Event Stations Web page:

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 19-12-14 | [0] comments (13 views) | 

Thu Dec 18, 2014

SSTV Transmissions from the ISS Today....

Slow Scan TV transmissions from the International Space Station are expected to take place on Thursday Dec 18 and Saturday Dec 20 on 145.800 MHz FM

Expected SSTV mode will be PD180 on 145.800 MHz with 3 minute off periods between transmissions. A total of 12 different photos will be sent during the operational period.

Start time would be around 14:20 UT on December 18 and 12:40 UT on December 20. The transmissions should terminate around 21:30 UT each day.

Further details and tracking information at:

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 18-12-14 | [0] comments (107 views) | 

Tue Dec 16, 2014

Ham Radio - Ancestor of the Internet....

Mark Svoboda's video presents an overview of Amateur Radio - its history, and its relevance in communication today - through interviews of Hams and voice-over narration

Watch Ham Radio - Ancestor of the Internet:

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 16-12-14 | [0] comments (258 views) | 
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