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Sun Jan 25, 2015

OPDX Bulletin #1199....

3G0, JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND (Update to OPDX.1193/1197/1199). Members of
the Provins ARC (F6KOP) will activate Robinson Crusoe Island (SA-005,
aka Juan Fernandez Archipelago) as 3G0ZC between February 20th and March
8th. A team of 20 operators plan to be active with 8 stations on the
air on 160-6 meters, using SSB, CW and the Digital modes. The Web site
has been announced but is still under-construction at:
A FaceBook page is available at:
More details will be forthcoming.

5E, MOROCCO. Jim, W7EJ, and a team will be active as 5E5E from the CN2R
Casablanca contest station in Morocco during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
(March 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Juan/EA8RM,
Jorge/EA9LZ, Mark/M0DXR, Mark/LU8EOT, Manu/LU9ESD, Olli/OH0XX and Jim/W7EJ.
QSL via W7EJ. Visit the CN2R Web page at:

ARRL NEWS [If you haven't heard!](From their Web site).............
* ARRL Board Okays Changes to DXCC Program, VHF and Above Contesting Rules.
For complete details, see:

* QRZ Logbook Now Offering Reciprocal Confirmation Credit and LoTW
Download. For complete details, see:

BD1, CHINA. YUAN, BD1IIJ, will be active from the town of Sujiatuo during
the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd) as a Single-Op/
All-Bands/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

CARIBBEAN TOUR (Reminder/Update). Once again operators Mek/SP7VC, Ted/
SP3IPB and YL Kate/SQ7OYL will be on a Caribbean tour but will also have
operators Bogdan/K2RPF, Zbyszek/SP3CFM and Jerzy/SP7TF join them. They
plan to activate several islands between January 24th and February 14th.
The tentative schedule, islands and callsigns have been announced:
January 24-26th - Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041);
callsigns FM/SP7VC and FM/SP7TF
Jan. 27th-Feb. 3rd - St.Lucia (NA-108); as J6/homecalls
February 4-5th - St.Vincent (NA-109); as J8/homecalls
February 6-7th - Grenada (NA-024); as J3/homecalls
February 7-8th - Carriccou (NA-147, Grenada IOTA); as J3/homecalls
February 8-9th - Union (NA-025, Grenadies IOTA); as J8/homecalls
February 13-14th - Martinique (NA-107); as FM/homecalls

Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. Their equipment consists of TS-590, FT-847, FT-857 and
with three Amp (500W). Antennas: Inv-L for 80-160m, 2 phased verticals
160/80/40m, HexBeam SP7IDX Technology, VDA antennas and verticals R-7000.
QSL via their home callsigns. Watch for updates on Mek's Blog pages at:

CT8, AZORES. Karel, OK2ZI, will be active as CT8/OK2ZI from Sao Miguel
Island (EU-003) between February 1-6th. Activity will holiday style with
100 watts into a vertical on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. Emphasis will be on 30/17/12m bands. QSL only via the OQRS on
ClubLog and LoTW. Logs will be uploaded after his return home.

* RTTY Contest Dinner 2015 (Update) -- Fred, WW4LL, announced that the
RTTY Dinner for the Dayton HamVention will be on at 7:15 PM Thursday,
May 14th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5th and Jefferson Streets (Next
to the Dayton Convention Center), Dayton (Downtown), Ohio. Tickets
can be purchased through PayPal at . No tickets
will be sold at the door and must be purchased before May 1, 2015.
Ralph Fedor, K0IR, will be the keynote speaker at the dinner. There
will be doors prizes and the NAQP RTTY plaques.

DXER K5LBU (Update/Status). Charles Frost (Frosty), K5LBU, a well-known
DXer noted for his African DXpeditions/Safaris reportedly is not doing well.
Rachael Larkins, Frosty's daughter reports that he has been moved to a
hospice location (Windsor Quail Valley Post-Acute Healthcare Center in
Missouri City, TX). Visitors are welcome, as are prayers, etc.... Also,
a fund has been set up for Frosty's medical expenses, as he has been booted
by his insurance company and the Medicaid has not kicked in. Expenses are
piling up. Visit to help and get further
information on Frosty's status. Frosty was active last year as 7P8CF
(Apr-May 2014) and A25CF (Sep 2014). He has also been active as 9L1CF,
9J2CF, 9G1LL, 3DA0CF and C91CF.

E4, PALESTINE (Update). Members of the "PALESTINE 2016 TEAM" will be active
as E44Y from the village of Sebastia in the Mosaic Guesthouse sometime
during March of 2016. Current operators listed are Romeo/S59M (Co-Leader),
Marco/HB9OCR (Co-Leader), Jorge/HK1R, Santos/EA4AK, Col/MM0NDX, Miran/S50O,
Salim (Sal)/HK1T, Kaspars/YL1ZF, Peter/PD1RP, Mariano/LU8EOT, Rodrigo/EA7JX,
Fulvio/HB9DHG and Tim/LW9EOC. Pilot stations are Lee/ZL2AL (VK/ZL), Michele/
IW7EGQ (EU) and Jonathan/W6GX (W6/W7). Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are listed at:
QSL via direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or the OQRS; direct cards via EB7DX.
Visit the following URLs for more details and updates:
Web page --
FaceBook --
Twitter --

EP, IRAN. By time you read this, the members of the Rockall DX Group,
signing EP6T from Kish Island (AS-166), Iran, may be QRT. Their Web page
now states January 26th (not the 31st as first announced). QSL Manager
is Tim Beaumont, M0URX: P.O. Box 17, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1SF,
ENGLAND (w/SASE and 2 USDs). Use M0URX's OQRS via PAYPAL for direct and
Bureau cards. No eQSLs. Some LoTW uploads have taken place. For more
information and updates, visit or .
As of January 24th at 1103z, they have made 54732 QSOs with 14257 Unique
callsign (27164/CW, 23627/SSB and 3941/RTTY). Breakdown by Continents:
393/AF, 1/AN, 9867/AS, 38006/EU, 5134/NA, 668/OC and 663/SA.
The EP6T Team posted on their Web page Saturday: "We know that receiving
is our main problem at this time, the noise level on most of the bands is
very high. The first 2 days we had very high QRM level of humm and buzz on
all bands. We bought a portable radio to search for the QRM and found a
neighbors faulty air conditioner, this is now eliminated.
But there is still a high noise level on all bands, on the phased array
for 30m it goes up to S9 ! Even our receiving antennas have S5 noise, man-
made noise probably caused by neon lights and battery chargers all around
our QTH, so you can imagine how we are struggling with the weak signals
from the USA.
The 4 Square on 40m is useless for receiving in NA and SA direction. For
us is it also very frustrating to hear the pile-up in the noise with some
strong signals peaking sometimes just above our noise level.
Our receiving antennas (K9AY, Bev. en loops) are vertical polarized.
Today we put up another one for horizontal polarization. Maybe this will
do better against the vertical polarized man made noise, we will see in a
few hours. We brought all kinds of net filters and common mode filters and
installed a proper ground, but all this can not help us to kill the QRM we
are having.
On the low bands we have to pull out all callers and this takes time! On
80m we have better propagation to NA and SA around our SR and S/N is very
good, but than everyone is calling :) We cant work all of you in this short
time but we will keep doing our best.
Please remember that this project is a start for all new radio amateurs
in Iran, promoting ham radio is our main goal, so in the future, contacts
with EP will be guaranteed..... 73's from the EP6T team"
Other update was posted later in the day, stating the team had to
stop transmitting (for 30 min.) because 8 officials from the CRA visited
their location and wanted to test their radio equipment on different bands.
They also stated, "Tomorrow (Sunday) another government delegation will
visit us and probably will request us to stop the operation for a short
time...... Monday morning after sunrise we will start dismantling the
topband antenna. Monday evening after the higher bands are closed, we will
start taking down these antennas. During our last night including the
sunrise opening, we will be active on 30,40 and 80m." To read the complete
post, go to their Web page.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Pete, K8PGJ, will be active as FO/K8PGJ from Bora
Bora (OC-067) between February 15-24th. He states that this will be an
"Island Style Operation" when not diving and will occur on 20-10 meters
SSB. LoTW will be utilized and Direct QSL to his home callsign. Operation
schedule will be posted on

FT5X, KERGUELEN ISLANDS. Gildas, TU5KG, is once again active as FT5XT/mm
around the Kerguelen area. Most of the time he is active as a Maritime
Mobile, but can be occasionally be active from the Islands. QSL via F4DXW
(direct only please).

IOTA NEWS..............
AS-117. Jan, ON7JA, will be active as JA4/ON7JA from Fune Island (JA4
Hiroshima Prefecture) between July 24-28th. Activity will
include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via ON7JA
by the Bureau. NO eQSL.

AS-203. (Update) Operators Vladimir/RA0ZJ, Vladimir/RA9LR, Victor/RW0BG,
Andy/UA0BA, Valery/UA0ZC, Sergey/UA0ZFW, Artemiy/UA9KAM and
Igor/UA9KDF will be active as RT9K/0 from Dobrzhanskogo Island
(RR-13-18, RDA KT-13). Team has booked the tickets to Petropav-
lovsk-Kamchatsky (UA0Z) on the August 19th, but the real oper-
ation on the air will begin much later. After arriving at
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the team will have to wait for a
ship (0-7 days) and then leave for AS-203. This 1500 km trip
could take 1-2 weeks, so expect their arrival sometime in
the beginning of September. They plan to be active from three
different sites. Operations will be on 40-10 meters using all
modes (CW, SSB and the Digital modes). IOTA AS-203 (Shelikhova
Bay Group) has never been activated. QSL Manager/Pilot is
Alexander/RX9KM. Pilots are Anatoliy/DL8RCB and Igor/RA3CQ.
For updates, watch or Twitter at:

EU-009. Col, MM0NDX, will once again be active as MM0NDX/p from Orkney
Island (IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14, WLOTA 1652) between July 3-5th.
Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via IW7EGQ.

NA-034. Members of the Mid-Florida DX Association will be active as
homecall/p from Honeymoon Island (USI FL-017S) on February
28th. Operators mentioned are Jim/KG4JSZ, Tim/KI4GMR, Tony/
N2MFT and Steve/KS4WA. Activity will be on the HF bands, on
or near the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via the operator's
home callsign.

NA-066. Members of the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club will once again
be active as K6PV/6 from Santa Catalina Island (USI CA-016S,
WLOTA 2912) between February 25th and March 1st. Operators
mentioned are Clay/AB9A, Mike/AF6VT, Diana/AI6DF, Jeff/K6JW,
Norm/K6UU, Chris/KA6WNK, Don/KE6PMN, Ray/N6HE, Joe/NZ6L,
Bob/W6HIP and Bill/WA6ESC. Activity will be on, or near, the
usual IOTA frequencies between 160-10 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and possibly PSK-31. Their operations will include the
CQWW 160M SSB and NAQP RTTY Contests. QSL via K6PV direct
(see address and details on

J7, DOMINICA. Steve, KL7SB, is once again active as J79SB until January
28th. This operation will be from the QTH of J73CPL/J73HPL. Activity will
be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via NI5DX.

JD1, OGASAWARA. Members of the World Wide Club will be active once again
as JD1YBT from Ogasawara (AS-031) between May 2-11th. Operators mentioned
are Toshi/JP1IOF (JD1BLC), Yoshi/JE2EHP, Masaru/JA5AQC and Aki/JA4FHE.
Activity will be on all bands (160-6m) and modes using possibly 3 stations.
QSL via JP1IOF, by the Bureau or direct. LoTW and OQRS (ClubLog) will also
be available. Check out their page for pages from other operations.

on January 22nd, "Three team members sailed for Navassa aboard 'Electra'
very early this morning. George AA7JV, Tomi HA7RY, Mike N6MZ and crew made
it across the Gulf Stream and are safely in the Bahamas for the night.
It's ON! -- The 'going by boat' team left Miami Beach at 0330 EST. They
crossed the Gulf Stream and arrived at Chub Cay in the Bahamas around
3:30p local." There were pictures provided at:
ADDED NOTE: Take a look at 108 interesting photos of Navassa Island during
a helicopter fly over, sailing around, hiking and scuba diving between
1998-1999 at:

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Sean, EI2CR, will once again be active from Saipan
(OC-086) as KH0/EI2CR between February 4-7th. Activity will be on the HF
bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct and by the Bureau.

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from
here as NP2P during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 21-22nd)
and the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. QSL via LoTW.

OP0, ANTARCTICA. OP0LE is now active from the Princess Elisabeth Station
(PES), and has been heard on 40 and 30 meters CW between 2045-2245z. QSL
via ON7TK. According to Ghis, ON5NT, the OP0LE was/is the original license
callsign for the Princess Elisabeth Station and has been recently renewed.
OP0LE will be active until the end of February. There are 2 radio amateurs
at PES: ON5TN (also OR4TN) and ON1EN.

OZ90, DENMARK (Special Event). To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the
IARU, Danish radio amateurs will activate the special event callsign,
OZ90IARU, between January 1st and December 31st, 2015. Activity will be
on all bands, inclusive the WARC bands, and all modes may be used. Exceptions
are cross-mode, cross-band contacts and contacts via repeater and echo-link.
QSL OZ90IARU via OZ0J: Joergen Roemming, Brandelev Stationsvej 9, DK-4700
Naestved, Denmark. For paper QSL requests via postal mail, please send a
SAE and include 1 IRC or 3 USDs to cover return postage. IRCs must be the
new type "Water of Life", valid until December 31st 2017. QSL card with
insufficient payment will be returned via Bureau. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR
QSL CARD VIA THE BUREAU. All QSOs will be verified via LoTW and eQSL. Paper
QSLs may be requested via direct or by the Bureau from ClubLog:
Wrong/missing QSOs can be reported to OZ0J at . All
paper QSL cards will be sent from Denmark no earlier than February 2016.
A "OZ90IARU AWARD" is available. Complete details are available at:
For more details and an activities calendar, go to the OZ90IARU Web page

PACIFIC TOUR. This year (2015) Hrane, YT1AD, will travel again to Central
and South Pacific in February to prepare for the next DXpedition, and his
schedule will be as follows:
February 3-8th -- Fiji, callsign 3D2AD
February 8-11th -- Samoa, callsign 5W7A
February 11-12th -- American Samoa, callsign KH8/N9YU
February 13-14th -- Hawaii, KH6/N9YU
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via YT1AD.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Three stateside operators from Georgia will be going to the
K2NG rental QTH (PJ4G Contest Station) on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279)
for CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 28-29th). Activity will be between March
25th and April 2nd. The team will be active as PJ4/homecall outside of
the contest, and in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest they will use the contest
callsign PJ4Z as a Multi-Single entry. Operators are John/K4BAI, Fred/WW4LL
and Jeff/KU8E. Their activity will be on CW, RTTY, and SSB, outside the
contest. QSL PJ4Z via K4BAI. The PJ4Z logs are usually uploaded to LoTW.
See the PJ4G contest station at:

PQ70, BRAZIL (Special Event). Ronaldo, PS7AB, will activate special event
station PQ70FEB between February 1-28th. Activity is to celebrate the 70th
anniversary of World War II and to remember the importance of PEACE.
The special callsign is also in honor to all who participated in the war,
especially the Brazilian Expeditionary Force - FEB, on the battlefields
in Italy. Operations will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters and SSB. QSL via
PS7AB, direct (1 USD), by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW. Each month in 2015,
Ronaldo will activate a different callsign and also send 12 different
QSLs. PQ70FEB is the second special event station to celebrate the 70th
anniversary of the end of World War II in 2015. For more details, see:

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (January 25th)
5R8UI via IZ8CCW
FJ/N9SW via N9SW
S79AC via OE4AAC
5Q0PI via OZ6PI
UE77VV via R4AAT
8P0P via W3HNK (d/W0SA-B)
ZP/5P8X via OZ8X
OZ90IARU via OZ0J (*)
PH44ZU via PC4DX
ZZ461SP via PY2AA
FG/F6ARC via FE11DX (d/B)

(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (*) no QSL needed

HV0A via LoTW and IK0FVC direct only. Operators were IK0FVC, S53T,
9A3A/E73A and IK0PRG during the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 23-25th).

LX7I via LX2A. Logs will be put on the LoTW. Operator was Ron, DL3BPC,
during the CQ 160m CW Contest (January 24-26th) as a Single-Op/High-Power

TI9, COCOS ISLAND (Update OPDX.1190/1191/1198). Operator's list has grown
for the upcoming TI9/3Z9DX to Cocos Island (NA-012) to air between February
16-23rd. The current operators are now Dom/3Z9DX, Jorge/TI2HMJ, Przemek/
SP8SIW and Dmitri/RA9USU. Pilot stations are ZL2TZE (Pacific), SP5MXZ
(Europe), ZS4TX (Africa) and NR6M (USA). Two stations will be on the air
operating 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. There "may be" some 6
meter activity. A survey/vote for bands/modes needs is available at the
following Web page, as well as more details and updates, see:

TX3X CHESTERFIELD ISLAND DXPEDITION (Excerpts From A Press Release dated
January 20th). Gene, K5GS, reports, that three more operators have been
added to the team: John/K6MM, Joe/AA4NN and Stu/K6TU. Previously announced
operators are: Pista/HA5AO, Les/W2LK, Gene/K5GS, Ross/K6GFJ, Tom/ND2T,
Kevin/K6TD, Steve/W1SRD, Mike/WA6O and one open spot (To Be Named).
Joining the pilot team is Hiroo/JA1WSX (JA pilot). They also signed on
a new corporate sponsor: Elecraft (They appreciate Elecraft's continued
support of their projects).

VP8/G, SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND (Update to OPDX.1198). Paul, ZL4PW, informs
OPDX that Denis, ZL4DB, heading to VP8\G South Georgia (AN-007) has been
issued the callsign VP8DOZ. QSL via ZL4PW. Uploading to LoTW and eQSL
is very unlikely.

(Press Release #2, dated January 21st)[edited]: "The Intrepid-DX Group,
led by Paul Ewing/N6PSE and David Collingham/K3LP, is pleased to announce
that we have received our Landing/Camp Permit for South Sandwich and South
Georgia Islands for our January 2016 DXpeditions.
South Sandwich is currently the #4 most wanted entity while South Georgia
is currently the #9 most wanted entity.
We will be on each island for ten days and we plan for eight full days
of radio.
At this time, we are seeking Foundation, Club and individual support to
help us offset our significant costs to activate these two rare islands.
Our vessel charter is in excess of $310,000 USDs and our total budget is
$425,000 USDs. Without significant support from the global DX Community we
will not be successful in making these very rare activations.
Our primary objective is to activate South Sandwich and South Georgia
with a goal of providing as many Dxers as possible a "new one" with these
rare DXCC entities and, as a secondary objective; we will focus on low-
band contacts. We will use proven techniques to help ensure that everyone
has a fair chance to work us. We will not be using the Club Log 'Leader-
board'. It is our hope that we can perform an upload to LoTW during or
just after the Dxpedition.
You can find out more about our plans at our website:
Thank you,
Paul N6PSE
David K3LP"

VP9, BERMUDA. Ron, W3PV, is now active as W3PV/VP9 from Hamilton Parish
on Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) until January 29th. Activity will most
likely be on 40-6 meters (possibly 160/80m) using CW, JT65, JT9 and PSK.
QSLs via eQSL, LoTW or by the Bureau (W3PV). For a paper QSL direct, send
SASE or green stamps to cover postage to your country.

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Fri Jan 23, 2015

QRZ Now Accepts LoTW Confirmations in QRZ Logbook....

Announcing QRZ Logbook Reciprocal Confirmation Credit & LoTW Download

It is our absolute pleasure to announce that QRZ now recognizes confirmations from Logbook of the World in QRZ Logbook!

ALL users now have the ability to download their QSOs from LoTW directly into their QRZ Logbook.

The following apply:
QSO Insertion: QSOs that exist in LoTW, but not in QRZ Logbook, will be added to your QRZ Logbook.
Smart QSO-Logbook Sorting: LoTW supports previous callsign's QSOs in the same account. QRZ will automatically put QSOs into the associated logbook for the QSO callsign.
QSO Updating: All QSOs that exist in LoTW, whether new to QRZ or not, will have their LoTW QSL Received Date, as well as the LoTW Sent (Y/N) flag set in the QRZ Logbook
Confirmation credit: QSOs that are confirmed in LoTW, whether new to QRZ or not, will automatically be confirmed in your QRZ Logbook.
Duplicate Checking: Because some HAMs log multiple QSOs with the same person in a short period of time, QRZ defines a duplicate as a QSO with matching dates, bands, modes, callsigns, and time (to the minute) -- If those criteria match an existing record in your QRZ Logbook, the matching record will be updated instead of a new record being created.

NOTE: LoTW supports the "PHONE" mode, despite it being non-compliant with the ADIF specification. While processing your QSOs, those that have the PHONE mode will be automatically changed to an ADIF-compliant mode based on the band and frequency in question. When the process completes, any affected incoming QSOs will be listed in the report.

Not only will this improve your confirmation rates because you are receiving credit for your confirmations on LoTW, but it will also import records that exist on LoTW and not QRZ Logbook. Those QSOs may match another record on QRZ resulting in even more confirmations.

To begin downloading from LoTW, follow the simple instructions located: here.

73 from all of the QRZ Staff!

Alex Tarsha, N0AMT
Web/IT Engineer,

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This Week On The Air....

23 January, 2015

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.

MALAWI, 7Q. Karl, DK2WV will be QRV as 7Q7WV from the Karonga Museum from January 26 to February 6. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

BOTSWANA, A2. Schalk, A22LL has been QRV on 20 meters SSB around 1700 to 1800z. QSL direct to home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Operators Steve, G3VMW, Alan, G3XAQ, Don, G3XTT, and Iain, M0PCB are QRV as C5X from the Ocean Villa Heights Lodge on the coast of Brufut until January 26. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. This includes being an entry in the CQ 160 Meter CW contest. QSL via M0OXO.

CHILE, CE. Helmut, DL5DSM is QRV as CE3/DL5DSM until February 10. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

IRAN, EP. A group of operators are QRV as EP6T from Kish Island, IOTA AS-166, until January 27. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0URX.

GUADELOUPE, FG. Jean-Pierre, F6ITD will be QRV as FG/F6ITD from January 28 to February 1. Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters using SSB and various digital modes. Afterwards, he will be active as FG/F6ITD and probably TO6D from Desirade Island, IOTA NA-102, until March 28. He will be active during his weekends and contests. QSL to home call.

MARTINIQUE, FM. Operators Mek, SP7VC, Ted, SP3IPB, Kate, SQ7OYL, Zbyszek, SP3CFM, Jerzy, SP7TF and Bogdan, K2RPF will be QRV as FM/SP7VC and FM/SP7TF from Martinique, from January 24 to 26.
Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home calls.

ST. LUCIA, J6. After their Martinique operation, operators Mek, SP7VC, Ted, SP3IPB, Kate, SQ7OYL, Zbyszek, SP3CFM, Jerzy, SP7TF and Bogdan, K2RPF will be QRV as J6/home calls, respectively, from January 27 to February 3. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home calls.

JAPAN, JA. Kenji, JA4GXS is QRV as JA4GXS/5 from Shodo Island, IOTA AS-200, until February 5. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. d***, AD7AF is QRV as T32RL from Kiritimati Island, IOTA OC-024, until February 9. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. This includes an entry in the CQ 160 Meter CW contest. QSL direct to home call.

GUATEMALA, TG. Dwight, VE7BV is QRV as TG7/VE7BV until February 17. Activity is holiday style on 20, 17 and 15 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL to home call.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station UE77VV is QRV until January 31 to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the birth of Russian singer and songwriter Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky. QSL via R4AAT.

BELIZE, V3. Gerd, DJ4KW is QRV as V31YN until March 5. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using mainly CW, and maybe some RTTY. QSL to home call.

BERMUDA, VP9. Ronald, W3PV is QRV as W3PV/VP9 until January 29. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, JT9 and JT65. QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW. Ken, K4ZW is QRV as XW4ZW from Vientiane until January 30. Activity is mainly on the low HF bands. QSL via K1SE.

INDONESIA, YB. Din, YB8RW, and Sisca, YB8RXA are QRV as YB8RW/p and YB8RXA/p, respectively, from Monthehage Island, IOTA OC-236, until January 24. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL YB8RW/p direct to home call and YB8RXA/p direct via W2FB.

ARRL January VHF Contest,
CQ 160-Meter CW Contest,
QRP CW Fox Hunt,
NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,
REF CW Contest,
SPAR Winter Field Day,
WAB 1.8 MHz Phone
QRP ARCI Fireside SSB Sprint

The SKCC CW Sprint, CWops Mini-CWT Test and QRP CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for January 28.

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 23-01-15 | [0] comments (38 views) | 

Thu Jan 22, 2015

HamRadioNow Episode 187....

"Accidental" Company The Making of FlexRadio....

Gerald Youngblood K5SDR, founder, President and CEO of FlexRadio Systems, gives the banquet talk at the 2014 DCC. You'll learn how... and why... he started FlexRadio. He knew it would be innovative, but he didn't really expect the success the company has seen. It wasn't easy, and there were several points where he had to take a big risk to reach the next level, or let the company wither and die.

The Saturday banquet is generally a less-technical talk to appeal to the non-hams who accompany DCC attendees. They've spent the day sightseeing. The hams have spent the day with fairly deep, intense topics. Now everyone can relax and enjoy learning about something without studying it.

Episode 187:

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 22-01-15 | [0] comments (89 views) | 
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