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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

Thu Apr 24, 2014

This Week On The Air....

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, 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. Operators Rocco, DG5AA, Rich, DK8YY and Dieter, DL1AWD
are QRV as 3D2RH until May 4. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via DH7WW.

KENYA, 5Z. Toru, JH0CJH is QRV as 5Z4/JH0CJH from Nairobi until May
3. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters. QSL to home call.

BOTSWANA, A2. Geo, HB9CPS is QRV as A25/HB9CPS. He is active on 12
and 10 meters using CW. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home

CHINA, BY. A group of operators are QRV as B7CRA from rare Yongxing
Island, IOTA AS-143, until May 10. Activity is on the HF bands and
will vary at times. QSL via BA4EG.

BALEARIC ISLANDS, EA6. Francois, ON4LO is QRV as EA6/ON4LO/p from
Mallorca Island, IOTA EU-005, until May 15. Activity is on 40 to
10 meters using SSB. He plans to activate different lighthouses on
the island. QSL to home call.

LIBERIA, EL. Dickson, EL2DT has been QRV on 20 meters using CW
around 1930 to 2115z. QSL via operator's instructions.

PANAMA, HP. Roberto, YV5IAL plans to be QRV as HP1/YV5IAL from
April 29 to May 9. Activity will be holiday style using QRP power
and PSK31 on 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 meters between 2200 and 0300z.
QSL to home call.

DOMINICA, J7. Walter, HB9MFM is QRV as J79WTA until June 8.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes.
QSL to home call.

SVALBARD, JW. Kjel, SM5NAS is QRV as 8S5A/JW. His length of stay
is unknown. QSL to home call.

ANTARCTICA. Juan is QRV as LU4ZS from the club station located at
the Marambio Base on Seymour Island, IOTA AN-013. He is usually
active on 10 meters using SSB between 1930 to 2130z. QSL via

AUSTRIA, OE. A group of operators from the Austrian Broadcasting
Service and the QSL Collection will be QRV as OE14M for
International Marconi Day on April 26. They will be active from
April 25 to 27. QSL via OE1WHC.

BELGIUM, ON. Members of the UBA section of Midden West-Vlaanderen
will be QRV as ON1418MWV from April 27 to May 27 to commemorate the
location of a German field hospital during World War I. QSL via

April 29. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Nob, JR3STX will be QRV as T88ST from the Palau Rental
Shack on Malakal Island, IOTA OC-009, from April 29 to May 7.
Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to
home call.

CORSICA, TK. A group of operators will be QRV as TK1R from April 30
to May 4. Activity will be mainly on 30, 17 and 12 meters with an
emphasis on the digital modes. This includes being an entry in the
upcoming ARI International DX contest. QSL via IK2DUW.

AUSTRALIA, VK. Members of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of
Australia will activate Bare Island, IOTA OC-171, for the first
time. They will be active as AX2CL on April 25 and VK2CL on April
26. Activity will be on the HF bands with 3 or 4 stations active
simultaneously. QSL via operators' instructions.

INDONESIA, YB. A group of operators are QRV as YB8RW/p from
Tahulanddang Island, IOTA OC-210, until April 28. QSL via YB9BU.

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/1 in New
Hampshire and W1AW/2 in New Jersey are QRV until 2359z on April 29.
In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/1 in Connecticut and
W1AW/7 in Nevada will be QRV starting at 0000z on April 30. They
will be active until 2359z on May 6.


The 10-10 International Spring Digital Contest,
SP DX RTTY Contest,
NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,
Helvetia Contest,
Florida QSO Party
BARTG Sprint 75
CWops Mini-CWT Test is scheduled for April 30.

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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Special Event Stations to Mark International Marconi Day....

A few dozen special event stations will take to the air on Saturday, April 26, from 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC, to commemorate International Marconi Day ( ) . Among them will be GB4IMD, in Cornwall, England; OE14M, in Vienna, Austria; IY0IMD in Italy; VO1AA, on Signal Hill in St Johns, Newfoundland; VK2IMD in Australia, and WA1WCC on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. All stations planning to participate are urged to register at:

nternational Marconi Day is a 24-hour Amateur Radio event held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi on April 15, 1874. IMD is held each year on a Saturday close to Marconi's birthday, with Amateur Radio stations on the air from around the world, including Award Stations operating from historically significant sites.

The event is not a contest; it is an opportunity for amateurs around the world to make point-to-point contact with historic Marconi sites using HF communication techniques similar to those used by Marconi, and to earn an award certificate for working or hearing a requisite number of Marconi stations. -- Thanks to The Daily DX

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

24 April, 2014

Island activities:

AF-004; EA8; Canary Islands: Kim/ON4BCV pays a visit to the Canary
Islands from the 19th to the 26th and hopes to get on the air with
his QRP station as EA8/ON4BCV/p. QSL via h/c (see

AS-031; JD; Chichijima/ Mukojima/ Hahajima Islands: Makoto/JI5PRT
will get on the air from Chichijima Island (JIA 10-110, WLOTA 2269,
JCG 10007, JAFF-018) from April 27 to May 5. QRV as JD1BLY on 40-6m
in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via JI5PRT (d/B), and OQRS via ClubLog.

AS-031; JD; Chichijima/ Mukojima/ Hahajima Islands: Likewise from
Chichijima Island Harry/JG7PSJ will be active as JD1BMH from April
27 to May 11. QRV on 40-10m in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via bureau or
direct via JG7PSJ.

AS-049; JA6; Tokara Islands: Take/JI3DST announces an activation of
Kuchina Island as JI3DST/6. QRV from April 29 to May 5 (depending
on wx conditions) on 40-2m in CW and SSB. QSL via h/c (d/B).

AS-143; BY7; Hainan Province (Xisha Islands) group: A group of
Chinese hams (Terry/BA7NQ, Chen/BA7CK, De/BA7JA, d***/BD7YC,
Lin/BI7IOB, and Yang/BA7IO) plans to activate Yongxing Island for
one week as B7CRA. Their exact itinerary (up to May 15) depends on
the transport schedule of the transport vessel. Local authorities
have limited the group to one station on the air. QSL via BA4EG
(d/B, see also; EA6, Balearic Islands:
Francois/ON4LO continues his activity from Mallorca until May 15
and activates a number of lighthouses. QRV as EA6/ON4LO/p on
40-10m, mostly in SSB. QSL via h/c (d/B).

EU-010; GM/MM; Outer Bebrides: Camb-Hams, a group of hams from
Cambridge, return once more to Scotland and will get on the air
from the Isle of Lewis (IOSA OH01, SCOTIA HI21, WLOTA 1477, WW Loc.
IO68ul) from April 26 to May 3. QRV as GS3PYE/p on 80-10m, possibly
also on 6m and 4m, EME, and 2m and 70cm via satellite. QSL via
M1ACB (d/B).

EU-010; GM/MM; Outer Bebrides: GB2SOH will be on the air from the
Isle of Scalpay (WAB NG29, WW Loc. IO67pu) between April 27 and May
5. Operators are Elaine/2E1BVS, Val/G6MML, John/G3WFK, and
Glenn/G6HFF, who also plan SOTA and WAB activities with a portable
setup. QSL via bureau or G6MML (d).

EU-014; TK; Corsica Island: Alex/IW5ELA wants to get on the air
holiday-style from Corsica (DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA
LH-1390, WW Loc. JN42jn) between April 25 and May 1. QRV as
TK/IW5ELA on 40-10m (maybe also on 6m), mainly in CW. QSL via
IW5ELA (d/B).

EU-015; SV9; Crete Island: Seppo/OH1VR returns to Crete as
SV9/OH1VR from April 24 to 30. QRV mostly in CW. QSL via h/c (d/B).

EU-138; SM7; Blekinge County group: Fred/SM7DAY again visits
Senoren Island. QRV as SM7DAY/p from the 21st to the 28th on HF in
CW, SSB, and PSK. QSL via SM7DAY (d/B).

OC-171; VK4; Queensland State (North Coast) South group: Members of
the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia (HARAOA) will
activate Bare Island for the first time on April 25/26. QRV on the
25th (ANZAC-Day) as AX2CL, on the 26th as VK2CL. Plans are to run 3
to 4 stations at the same time. QSL direct via HARAOA (see AX2CL on

OC-210; YB8; Sangihe Islands: Din, YB8RW, accompanied by YB8RXA,
YB8SFE, YB8UMX, YD8SVX, YD8TWV, and YD8UFD, get on the air as
YB8RW/p from Pulau Tahulandang from the 23rd to the 28th. QSL via

SA-086; CE2; Coquimbo/ Valparaiso Region group: The operation of
XR2T (see DXNL 1879/1880) has been postponed until October.
CW : 28040, 24920, 21040, 18098, 14040, 10114, 7030, and 3530 kHz;
SSB: 28560, 28460, 24950, 21260, 18128, 14260, 7055, and 3765 kHz.

Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

$4.00 Ham Radio Satellite Antenna....

In this video Dave Tadlock KG0ZZ describes a $4 amateur radio dual band 145 / 435 MHz satellite antenna.

Watch the $4.00 Ham Radio Satellite Antenna video:

Details of the antenna are at:

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