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20 October, 2014
AF-019. Sam, LY5W, informs OPDX [edited],
"I am on Lampedusa Island preparing the IO9Y station for the CQWW DX SSB Contest with friends from Slovenia. I will be on the air when all equipment is finished to be installed. Look for me some evenings trying
to make QSOs as IG9/LY5W/P with a wire antenna. Will be on the island until the end of November."
AF-019. Operator Luigi, IK8HCG, will be active as IG9R from Lampedusa
Island (with the support from Italian Navy Force), African Italy, during the next CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via IK8HCG.
AS-166. A multi-national team of operators from Belgium, The
Netherlands and Greece will be active as EP6T (pending) from Kish Island, Islamic Republic of Iran, in January 2015. This will be a "Rockall DX Group" DXpedition. Reportedly, it took nearly 3 years of negotiations and a reconnaissance trip by Patrick, ON4HIL, to Tehran which finally resulted in obtaining a legal license to operate with a team of ten people for fourteens days.
The group plans to have 4 (possibly 5) operating stations on the air around the clock for at least 10 days at the end of January 2015. Specific dates will be announced at a later date.
Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Some stations during the night time hours will be focusing on the low bands using separate receive antennas and quarter wave verticals near the beach. More information will be forthcoming as well as a Web page for this DXpedition.
EU-047. Volker, DL1WH, is now active as DL1WH/p from Pellworm Island
(DID/GIA N-23, WLOTA 1188) until October 28th. Activity will be holiday style and mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-146. Operators Marc/PD7YY, Jan/PE1GNP and Marcel/PG8M are now active as PH146EU from Schouwen Duiveland (WLOTA 3089) until October
25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (possibly 80m as well) using mainly SSB with some CW. QSL via PD7YY, direct and by the Bureau.
OC-157. Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/8 from two islands in the Banda Island IOTA Group during the following dates:
October 23-24th - Banda Naira Island (ARLHS IDO-380 Banda Naira Light House).
October 25-27th - Banda Besar Island (including the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry).
Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly on SSB but some CW and Digital,using a Yaesu FT450D with 100w into a 43 ft. vertical for 40m and HB9CV (20/15/10m) antenna. QSL via N2OO or use ClubLog's OQRS.
For more details and updates, see:
Series Seven Episode Twenty-One of the ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast- Schematic and PCB Programs has been released.
The latest news, Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) an even cheaper Chinese Radio and Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) reviews Schematic and PCB Programs.
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The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from: http://www.icqpodcast.com
Monday, 20 October, 2014
1797 The first successful parachute jump was made by André-Jacques Garnerin, Paris.
1824 In Yorkshire, England, Joseph Aspdin, a stone mason, patented Portland cement.
1861 First US transcontinental telegram sent ending the Pony Express.
1879 Thomas Edison perfects the carbonized cotton filament light bulb.
1915 First transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Virginia, to Paris.
1945 First ball point pen goes on sale by Laslo Biro, 57 years after it was patented.
1956 First video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast.
1960 First electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC.
1966 First Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2.
Our thanks to John Alcorn, VK2JWA of the Summerland Amateur Radio Club for this weekly feature.
A whole bunch of the Ham Nation gang met at the TWIT studios October 8 2014 for a live Ham Nation Show. This is a video of what was happening behind the scenes
Watch Behind the Scenes at Ham Nation Show #168: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEtv2QwfVV0