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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Tid Bit...

Secret Nuclear Bunker On the Air....

The Essex Secret Nuclear Bunker amateur radio station GB0SNB should be on the air this weekend from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon

GB0SNB is located in an RGHQ 5.1 Cold War Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch, SatNav postcode CM15 0LA. The Bunker is located in the Borough of Brentwood, 32 km north-east of London and is a large underground bunker operated by the UK government from 1952 until 1993. It is hidden behind a small bungalow, tucked into some farm land along a small lane, which houses the main entrance to the bunker.

It is planned to operate on the HF bands using a beam and dipole.

GB0SNB - Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker:

Secret Nuclear Bunker:

Amateur Radio World Castles Award....

- Markus DK9MBS will be active on the 19th of April 2014 from Liebenburg Castle, WCA: DL-00527, COTA-DL: NSB-082.

He plans to work as DK9MBS/P from 10:00 UTC only SSB on 14.251.
QSL via Home Call, bureau or direct.
[tnx info DK9MBS].

73 & 11! de Andrew RN1CW

WCA Co-ordinator (World Castles Award)

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Don't Forget...Today Is World Amateur Radio Day...

"Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication" is the theme for World Amateur Radio Day 2014, Friday, April 18. Radio amateurs celebrate World Amateur Radio Day each year on April 18 to recognize the anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in Paris in 1925. ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, was its first president. The primary purpose of World Amateur Radio Day is to highlight Amateur Radio and its benefits to countries and communities. This year the IARU and its more than 150 member-societies are marking the organization's 89th anniversary.

World Amateur Radio Day activities and special events are an opportunity to spread the word about what radio amateurs are doing in the 21st century. Several IARU member-societies and associated clubs are expected to sponsor special event stations to mark the occasion this weekend. Among them will be the Puerto Rico Field Day Group, which plans to activate KP4FD on April 18. Others to listen for include HZ14WARD in Saudi Arabia, SK89WARD in Sweden, and A91WARD in Bahrain.

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Ham Nation Show Makes Changes....

The popular amateur radio TV show Ham Nation is introducing a few changes to the line-up

Randy Hall K7AGE tweets "I am joining the Ham Nation show producing videos similar to George's. Bob has changed the show and adding some new people, including me."

K7AGE YouTube Channel:

Ham Nation YouTube Channel:

Ham Nation:

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Special Prefix for ANZAC Day....

All Australian radio amateurs may substitute their VK prefix with AX on ANZAC Day, April the 25th.

The WIA recommends that those who choose the alternative also confirm QSOs using a QSL card with the AX callsign. This also satisfies both prefix and card hunters.

For example, the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia will have a special event station AX2CL at Bare Island in New South Wales.

Bare Island is in Sydney's south, near La Perouse, and accessible by a
footbridge. An historic military fort and tunnels there can be visited only
by a guided tour.

Under a permanent agreement the Australian Communications and Media Authority allows the alternative AX callsign prefix to be available on ANZAC Day, Australia Day January 26, and ITU International Telecommunications Day, May 17.


Source: Wireless Institute of Australia

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