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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CQ-DATV 15 Magazine Now Available....

Issue 15 (September) of the free Amateur TV magazine CQ-DATV is now available for download

In this month's issue:
- DATV News
- Editorial
- Calling all BATC members
- MAX7456 OSD Computer USB Controlled
- Two Geostationary Amateur Radio Transponders on Es'hail 2
- Digital Repeater TV DVBS1200 MHz 10 GHz
- MAX7456 OSD PC RS232 Serial Programming Interface
- DATV Express Project July update report
- Information
- Coming up in CQDATV

Download the free magazine in PDF, ePub, MOBI and azw3 formats from:

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

29 August, 2014

Island activities:

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

EU-016; 9A; Dalmatia South group: Daniel/OK2PVX activates Brac
Island (IOCA CI-010, WW Loc. JN83gg) until the 2nd of September as
9A/OK2PVX. QRV with a solar-powered QRP rig on 40-12m. QSL via h/c

EU-030; OZ; Bornholm Island: Zdeno/OK1OM and Renata/OK1FYL will pay a visit to Bornholm from the 31st of AUgust to the 12th of September. QRV as OZ/homecalls, possibly also from the local
lighthouse (WLOTA 2203). QSL via h/c.

EU-038; PA; Noord Holland/ Friesland/ Groningen Province group:
Marcel/PD5MVH is going to work from Ameland (ARLHS NET-001) as
PD5MVH/p between August 30 and September 13. QRV on 40, 20, and 10m in SSB. QSL via h/c (d/B).

EU-080; EA1; Pontevedra Province group: Nardo/EC1DD,
Alberto/EA1IQM, and Miguel/ EA1BP announce the first-time activation of the island Estela de Fora (DIE O-229, ARLHS SPA-069) for August 29 to 31. QRV as EG1EI, mainly in SSB. QSL via EC1DD (d/B).

EU-127; DL; Schleswig-Holstein State South West group: Christoph
(DH0GAK) will be active from Helgoland on AUgust 30 and 31 on all
HF bands, with a focus on 20m. QSL via h/c (d/B).

EU-171; OZ; Jylland North group: Heinz/ DC5WW, Max/DF2MX,
Robert/DK2RO, Anton/ DL8AW, and Thilo/DL9NBJ and team up to work as
5Q7Y from Jegind? Island (DIA NJ-006). QRV from August 30 to Sept.
6 on 160-6m. QSL via DL8AW (d/B).

OC-009; T8; Palau Islands: Taka/JH1UVV and Hara/JH1MLO will get on
the air as T88UN and T88HR from the West Plaza by the Sea Rental
Shack on Koror Island. QRV between the 28st and 31st on HF. QSL via
homecalls (d/B).

OC-009; T8; Palau Islands: Tony/KQ2I returns to the Palau Pacific
Resort Hotel on Arakabesan Island (WW Loc. PJ77fi) and works as
T88AT until Sept. 3 on 40 and 30m in CW. QSL via h/c (d), LoTW.

OC-009; T8; Palau Islands: Further expected on the air from the
same QTH is OZ0J/5Q2T as T88VW from Sept. 2 to 9. QRV on 80-10m in
CW, SSB, and digital modes. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog on a
daily basis. QSL via OZ0J (d/B), OQRS via ClubLog.

OC-218; FK; Matthew and Hunter Islands: Cezar/VE3LYC and Bob/KD1CT will get Matthew Island on the air from Sept. 1 to 3 as TX4A. QRV on
40-10m in CW and SSB. This is only the second-ever activation of the island after an initial operation in 1996. QSL via VE3LYC (d/B), OQRS preferred.

Compiled by Friedrich, DL4BBH

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

This Week On The Air....

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.

MONTENEGRO, 4O. Alex, US0KW is QRV as 4O/US0KW until September 4.
Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

BARBADOS, 8P. Mike, G4BLH is QRV as 8P9MC until September 1.
Activity is on 20 and 10 meters using SSB and possibly some CW. QSL
to home call.

RWANDA, 9X. Gordon, K7TRB is QRV as 9X0VA until October 2014. QSL
to home call.

BOTSWANA, A2. Gerard, ZS6AYU will be QRV as A25GF from September 1
to 3. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters
depending on conditions, using CW. QSL to home call.

NIUE, E6. Maurice, ZL2MF will be QRV as E6MF from September 2 to 9.
Activity will be on 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters using SSB. This
includes an entry in the upcoming All Asia SSB DX contest. QSL to
home call.

SPAIN, EA. Operators Nardo, EC1DD, Alberto, EA1IQM and Miguel,
EA1BP are QRV as EG1EI for a first time activation from Estela de
Fora Island, IOTA EU-080, until August 31. Activity is on the HF
bands using mainly SSB with two stations. QSL via EC1DD.

FRANCE, F. Special event stations TM14JEM, TM50JEM and TM61JEM are
QRV until September 7 during the 7th World Equestrian Games being
held in Lower Normandy. QSL via operators' instructions.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Cezar, VE3LYC and Bob, KD1CT will be QRV as TX4A
from Matthew Island, IOTA OC-218, from September 4 to 7. Activity
will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB with one station manned
around the clock. QSL via VE3LYC.

POLAND, SP. Special event stations PA70POLISH and PA70PARA will be
QRV from September 1 to 28 to commemorate the Polish First
Independent Parachute Brigade for the September, 1944 Operation
Market Garden. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB. QSL via
operators' instructions.

GREECE, SV. Marian, YO2MBU is QRV as SV8/YO2MBU from the National
Marine Park Zakynthos until September 1. Activity is on the HF
bands using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Taka, JH1UVV and Hara, JH1MLO are QRV as T88UN and
T88HR, respectively, from the West Plaza by the Sea Rental Shack on
Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until August 31. Activity is on the HF
bands. QSL to home calls. In addition, Tony, KQ2I is QRV as T88AT
from the Palau Pacific Resort Hotel on Arakabesan Island, IOTA
OC-009, until September 3. Activity is on 40 and 30 meters using
CW. QSL to home call.

UKRAINE, UR. Club station UR4LWY is QRV as EM50LWY until year's end
to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Activity is on the HF bands
using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via UR4LWY.

MACAO, XX9. Andy, IK7YTT will be QRV as XX9TYT from September 4 to
8. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. This includes an
entry in the upcoming All Asia SSB DX contest. QSL via IZ8CCW.

VENEZUELA, YV. Members from Grupo DX Caracas are QRV as YW5D from
Isla la Tortuga, IOTA SA-044, until August 31. Activity is on 160
to 2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DM4TI.

ALBANIA, ZA. Yuris, YL2GM is QRV as ZA/YL7A. His length of stay is
unknown. This includes an entry in the SCC RTTY contest. QSL to
home call.

OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operations are
approved for DXCC credit: Timor-Leste, 4W/HB9FLX, 4W/N1YC, 4W/PE7T;
Bhutan, A52JR. If you have had cards for these operations rejected
in a recent application, please send an email to the ARRL DXCC Desk
at and you will be placed on the list for an

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/1 in Maine
and W1AW/7 in Arizona are QRV until 2359z on September 2. In
addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/4 in Tennessee and W1AW/7 in
Oregon will be QRV starting at 0000z on September 3. They will be
active until 2359z on September 9.


The QRP CW Fox Hunt,
NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,
Colorado QSO Party,
SCC RTTY Championship, YO
DX HF Contest
SARL HF CW Contest
The MI QRP Labor Day CW Sprint is scheduled for September 1.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for September 2.
The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test is scheduled for September 3.

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:

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Icom preview 50th anniversary Limited Edition IC-7850 at Tokyo Hamfair 2014....

Icom have displayed a pre-release version of a very special HF Base Station at the Tokyo Hamfest, the IC-7850 HF/50MHz transceiver.

The IC-7850 'collectors piece' will be produced early in 2015 in very limited numbers to celebrate Icom's 50th Anniversary.

Cosmetically, the radio boasts gold color dials, buttons and side strips, the front panel is finished in a stunning deep clear piano black and a special machined anodized aluminium black / gold tuning dial , to finish off each model carries a special 50th Anniversary serial number plaque on top with Mr Inoue's signature.

Download the IC-7850 pre-release leaflet:

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