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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

Mon Jul 21, 2014

HamRadioNow :Amateur Radio Parity Act....

Gary KN4AQ explains where he's been (a 3-week pod-fade), talks about the DCC video KICKSTARTER that's doing well despite being 'untended' since it's launch, and the Amateur Radio Parity Act

Watch Episode 157: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFGWPyxHefY

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 21-07-14 | [0] comments (33 views) | 

IOTA News from OPDX....

July 21, 2104

5N, TANZANIA. Just a reminder that Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active as 5H1NE
from Zanzibar Island (AF-032) between July 22nd and August 6th. Activity
will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB only. QSL via IK2DUW.

9H, MALTA (Also, ZB2). Edmondo, VA3ITA, will be active as 9H3TZ in Sliema
(WW Loc. JM75GV) between July 21-23rd. He states, "A quick and fast DX-
pedition to honor the memory of Tonino, IK0TZX, who recently passed away.
A neighbor, a friend, an elmer who introduced me to ham radio almost 20
years ago!" Activity will be on 40-2 meters, but with a focus on 20/15/6
meters. He will have a 6m beacon, 9H1SIX, in Malta on 50.023.5 MHz. His
radio equipment is a Yaesu FT-857d with a custom made antenna made by
LiriFalls antenna. After his Malta operation, Edmondo will once again go
to Gibraltar and be active as ZB2/VA3ITA between July 25-28th. Activity
will be the same. QSL via LoTW. Also, log will be uploaded to ClubLog.

BALKAN TOUR. Operators Mek/SP7VC and YL Katarzyna/SQ7OYL have announced
their next DXpedition will be to the Balkan area between August 2-17th.
They state that they will "visit some Balkan countries: Slovenia, Croatia,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia. As usual you
can expect our activity from each country on many bands..." No other
details were provided, but stay tuned! For details and updates, see:
http://www.sp7vc.dxing.pl

C2, NAURU ISLAND. Yoosuke "Yuki", JH1NBN, will once again be active as
C21BN from Nauru between July 27th and August 16th. Activity will be on
80-6 meters SSB using simple antennas with 100 watts. QSL via his home
callsign. For more details and updates, visit his Web page at:
http://www.1nbn.net

CARIBBEAN TOUR. Rick, AI5P, will activate two islands on a holiday style
DXpedition during the months of August and September. His tentative
schedule is: August 12-22nd - From Grenada; callsign J3/AI5P
August 23rd-September 1st - from Tobago; callsign 9Y4/AI5P
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mostly CW. Equipment is an Icom 706
with 100 watts into wire antennas. QSL via AI5P.

DXCC NEWS (Bill Moore, NC1L). From "The Daily DX" -- The following news
is from K5FUV, Bill Kennamer. Feel free to pass this on to your DX friends
and clubs.
"DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, was seriously injured in an automobile
accident about two weeks ago. His neck was broken, leaving him paralyzed
from his upper body down, with limited movement of his arms. Recovery
will be difficult and slow, and is not expected to be total. Bill would
like to hear from his friends. He is currently in the Mount Sinai Rehab
Hospital in Hartford, but cards and well wishes should be sent to
92 Reservoir Rd, Newington, CT 06111".
Friday, K5FUV, Bill Kennamer, and I visited Bill at the rehab hospital.
We spent a few minutes with NC1L, Bill, who was extremely glad to see
us. I gave him one of the ARRL Centennial Convention coins and told
him how successful the event was going. He was very happy to hear the
news and the greetings from his friends. Billís sister-in-law Gina was
there in the hospital and asked us to tell Billís friends that he would
love to hear from them. So if possible letís all show Bill our love and
concern for our dear friend by sending him our QSL with good wishes.
I know Bill and the family would greatly appreciate your thoughts and
prayers during this difficult time.

Bill Moore
92 Reservoir Road
Newington, CT 06111

73, Bernie, W3UR/1 (Editor of The Daily DX)

IOTA NEWS..............
AS-014. Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) will
once again be active as A43MI from Masirah Island between August
7-11th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via A47RS, direct or by the Bureau. Visit the
ROARS's URL pages at: http://www.a47rs.org/welcome_en.html
https://twitter.com/a47rs
https://www.facebook.com/a47rs

AS-150. Operators Dale/BA4TB, Gu/BD4TS, Weihai/BD4SS and Xingang/
BH4TVU will be active from Lingshan Island between July 24-27th.
Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. Also, look
for BA4TB to be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Bad/Mix-Mode/High-Power entry.
QSL via their home callsigns.

EU-014. Noel, ON4APU/OO4O, will be active as TK/OO4O from Corsica
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.

EU-016. Operators Damir/9A3NY, Josip/9A5AX, Niksa/9A5BNC, Frane/9A5V,
Aleksandar/9A3EAM, Tihomir/9A4BL, Ivo/9A4AO and Tommaso/IZ7ECL
will be active as 9A4J/P from Lokrum Island during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via 9A4J,
by the Bureau or direct to: Radio Club 'DUBROVACKO PRIMORJE',
P.O. Box 168, DUBROVNIK HR-20000, Croatia.

EU-024. Operators Sergio/IS0SSY, Sauro/IK5EKB and Salvatore/IK8UND
will be active as IS0SSY from Sardinia during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IS0SSY.

EU-025. Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the
Bureau or LoTW.

EU-031. Operators Tony, IC8FBU, will be active from Capri Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-
Op/CW-Mode/12-HRS entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the
Bureau or direct.

EU-124. Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society (BARS) will once
again activate Flatholm Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 26-27th) using the callsign GW8K as a Multi-Op/Island-
DXpedition/24HRS/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are
Philip/MW0DHF, Steven/MW0VRQ and George/MW0TDQ. QSL via MW0DHF,
direct or by the Bureau.

EU-133. Andrew, RN1CW, will be active as RN1CW/P from Kotlin Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via his
home callsign.

EU-136. Operators Ivan/9A3IVO, Kordic/9A4KJ and Siranovic/9A5MR will
be active as 9A1RAB from Rab Island during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op(???)/CW-Mode/24-Hrs/
Low-Power entry. QSL via 9A2EU.

EU-158. Operators Antony/SV1OAN, Panagiotis/SV1IZF and Panos/SV1COX
will be active as SX3AM from Agios Mariani during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band/DXpedition/
QRP/Mixed-Mode/Battery-Power entry. QSL via SV1COX.

EU-168. Operators Nigel/G3TXF and Ian/G3WVG will be active as TF/G3TXF
from Grimsey Island, on the Arctic Circle, off the north coast
of Iceland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a
Multi-Op/CW-Mode entry. The TF/G3TXF IOTA Contest Logs will
be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW. DO NOT QSL via direct or by
the Bureau. Use OQRS on Club Log to request your Bureau or
direct QSL. It's faster and costs nothing. For more details
and update, see:
http://www.g3txf.com/dxtrip/TF-Jul-14/TF-Jul-14.html

NA-046. Howard, K1VSJ, will once again be active from Martha's Vineyard
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/
Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct
or by the Bureau.

NA-122. Member of the Hotel India DX Club will be active as HI2DX
from Saona Island between November 19-23rd (tentative dates).
Operators mentioned are Joe/HI3A (Team Leader), Tino/HI3CC
(Co-Leader), Ez/HI3EPR, Edwin/HI3K, Jose/HI3LCG, Franky/HI3TT,
Miguel/HI7MC, Rafael/HI8A, Sergio/HI8AR, Joe/HI8C, Alfredo/HI8CR,
Elio/HI8EFS, Julio/HI8JQE, Juan/HI8JSG, Rafael/HI8KW, Rig/HI8RD,
Daniel/K1TO, Dave/K3LP, Paul/K9PG, Ray/N9JA and Danny/W4UH.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. They will have 10 stations on the air using dipoles,
verticals and other various antennas. QSL Manager is Tim, M0URX,
for direct requests and Bureau QSLs. A OQRS is available. For
more details and updates, watch the following URL links:
http://www.facebook.com/hi2dx
https://twitter.com/#HI2DX
http://qrz.com/db/hi2dx
* http://saonadxpedition2014.com
* Not working as of press time.........

NA-126. After a 2 years absence, operators YL Helen/VA1YL, Fred/VE1FA,
Alphonse/VO1NO, William/VE1MR, YL Lynn/VE1ENT, Michel/VE2MM,
Lowell/VY2OX, Wayne/VE1BAB and Rich/VA1CHP will be active as
VC1S from Bon Portage Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition entry. QSL via VA1YL.

NA-136. Operators Adam/W1ASB, Bogdan/W4EEH and Wieslaw/SP4Z will be
active as W1Z from Ram Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. Activity will be on 80-10
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via W1ASB.

JAPAN DX MEETING 2014. The "Japan DX Meeting 2014" will be held at 14:30
local time on August 23rd in Tokyo at the "Time24" building near "Telecom
Center". The DX forum will be between 15:00-17:00 on the 2nd floor in the
seminar room. Presentation/Guest speakers will include - FT5ZM by LA6VM,
4U1ITU by OM1AM and a JA Operator/Speaker. The "Japan DX Meeting 2014"
will end with a "DX Dinner Party and Lottery" between 17:30-20:00 on the
11th floor at the "Restaurant Seagull". The event is sponsored by the
following clubs: FEDXP, TGC, TOKYO 610, YDXC and NDXA. For more details,
see: http://www.jdxm.jp/2014/e.html

JW, SVALBARD. Knut, LB2LG, will be active as JW/LB2LG from Svalbard
(EU-026) between July 21-25th. Activity will be on HF bands. QSL via his
home callsign.

PACIFIC TOUR. By the time you read this, Dave, G4BUO, will be in the Pacific
and making his way to Vanuatu (YJ, IOTA OC-035). He is expected to be
active between July 23-27th. Currently, his callsign is pending. His
plans are to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-17th) as a Single-Op/
CW-Mode entry. His next stop will be to Tongatapu Island (OC-049) in the
Kingdom of Tonga between July 29th and August 4th. His callsign will be
A35UO. He does mention that "this is primarily a family holiday, but I
will be on the air as and when time allows". Activity will be CW only
using a FT-857 into a doublet or vertical for 40-10 meters. QSL via G4BUO.

S7, SEYCHELLES. Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as S79KB from two islands
in the Seychelles between October 4-18th. He is scheduled to activate
Mahe (October 4-9th) and Praslin (October 9-18th). Both islands are IOTA
AF-024. Activity will be on 20-10 meters including 17/12 meters and possibly
30 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment will be a FT900AT with an
ACOM 1010 amp (600w) into a triple-leg antenna for 20-10m. He will upload
the log onto ClubLog. The QSL cards will be printed as soon as possible. QSL
via DL2SBY, by the Bureau, direct and as well as through PayPal requests.

T8 PALAU (Update/Callsign). Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T, will be active as T88VW from
Palau Rental Shack on Koror Island (OC-009)
between September 2-9th. Activity will be on all possible bands between
80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY or PSK). All QSOs
will be uploaded to ClubLog once a day depending on the
Internet connection. He requests to please use the OQRS on Clublog.org.
QSL via OZ0J, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates,
watch his Web page at: http://www.oz0j.dk

VP9, BERMUDA. Steve, KU9C, will be active as KU9C/VP9 from Ed/VP9GE's
Hamilton apartments QTH http://vp9ge.com > on
Bermuda (NA-005) between July 23-28th. He informs that this is a vacation,
"not a serious operation, but will be on the air, and watching for 6
meter openings as a focus if that band pops". QSL via his home callsign.

YJ, VANUATU. Murray, ZL1MGA, is now active as YJ0MG from Espiritu Santo
Island (OC-035). The length of his stay is not known. Activity has been
mainly between 0430z and 0730z on 20 meters SSB. QSL via his homecallsign.

YR10, ROMANIA (Special Event). Look for special event station YR10RRO to
be active between July 24th and August 3rd. Activity is to celebrate the
10th anniversary and launch of the Romanian Web site .
Those radio amateurs contacting this station and accumulating a certain
number of points will be eligible to claim a special award called:
"Radioamator.ro - 10 years anniversary". The points can be earned by
contacting certain stations between July 24th and August 3rd. Those
stations/operators should be operated by hams who contributed or helped
the Web site . Details on the award rules and additional
info are available at: http://www.radioamator.ro/yr10rro/?l=en

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 21-07-14 | [0] comments (15 views) | 

The 'Walkie Talkie' Dongle....

The 'walkie talkie' dongle that means you'll never be out of touch with your friends

A new gadget can turn your phone in a 'walkie talkie' - even if you have no phone coverage.

The goTenna uses radio waves to communicate over 50 miles.

If both people have a device, they can messages each other and send their location, complete with a map

The gadget also creates a 'mesh' network among users, allowing the range to be extended.

The firm says the gadget is perfect for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, and even for families who travel a lot - who can use it abroad without paying roaming charges

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2697726/The-walkie-talkie-dongle-means-willll-never-phone-coverage.html

Our thanks Lee M0HOK for spotting this item

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Bill Moore, NC1L Seriously Injured in Road Accident....

From "The Daily DX" -- The following news is from K5FUV, Bill Kennamer. Feel free to pass this on to your DX friends and clubs.

"DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, was seriously injured in an automobile
accident about two weeks ago. His neck was broken, leaving him paralyzed from his upper body down, with limited movement of his arms.
Recovery will be difficult and slow, and is not expected to be total.

"Bill would like to hear from his friends. He is currently in the Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital in Hartford, but cards and well wishes should be sent to
92 Reservoir Rd, Newington, CT 06111".

Friday, K5FUV, Bill Kennamer, and I visited Bill at the rehab hospital.
We spent a few minutes with NC1L, Bill, who was extremely glad to see
us. I gave him one of the ARRL Centennial Convention coins and told
him how successful the event was going. He was very happy to hear the
news and the greetings from his friends. Bill's sister-in-law Gina was
there in the hospital and asked us to tell Bill's friends that he would
love to hear from them. So if possible let's all show Bill our love and
concern for our dear friend by sending him our QSL with good wishes.
I know Bill and the family would greatly appreciate your thoughts and
prayers during this difficult time.

Bill Moore
92 Reservoir Road
Newington, CT 06111

73, Bernie, W3UR/1
(Editor of The Daily DX)

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 21-07-14 | [0] comments (6 views) | 
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