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Thu Apr 19, 2018

2018 State of the Hobby Survey Results....

April 13, 2018

The results are in!

I truly hope you read and enjoy the results from this year. Between the survey, the data modeling and cleansing, making the analytics and presentation, I'd say this is about 100 hours worth of work. It was certainly fun, and while you may think I have a pretty demented definition of fun....no actually you'd be right about that, no argument here.

Anyway - on to the results! https://sway.com/caKEAfl0sXg0Rwcz?ref=email

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 19-04-18 | [0] comments (6 views) | 

Wed Apr 18, 2018

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

18 April , 2018

Island activities:

IOTA QRGs
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

AF-065; CN, Safi/Essaouira/Agadir Region group: A group of 20 Moroccan operators plans to activate the Ile de Mogador as 5C5AF from the 17th to 22nd. QSL via I8LWL.

AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Kenji/JA4GXS will be active from Naka Island on the 22nd and 23rd as JA4GXS/5 on 40-17m (CW, SSB, FT8). QSL via JA4GXS.

AS-201; TA, Sea of Marmara Islands: Between April 18 and 26 Ben/DL7UCX and Bernd/DL7VBJ will be signing TA0/homecalls from
Marmara Island on HF. QSL via h/c (d/B).

NA-025; J8, The Grenadines: Brian/GW4DVB operates from Palm Island
between the 21st and 29th as J88PI on 40-6m (SSB only). QSL via
GW4DVB (d).

NA-104; V4, St Kitts and Nevis: Alex/W1CDC will be active between
April 23 and May 5 as V47CDC from St. Kitts. QRV on 80-10m (CW only). QSL via W1CDC (d/B).

OC-168; H44, Russell Islands: Bernhard/DL2GAC (H44MS) and
Cezar/VE3LYC are going to activate Mbanika Island with the callsign
H44R from April 22 to 25. QRV on 40-17m (CW, SSB) with two stations. QSL via VE3LYC (d), ClubLog OQRS.
https://h44r-h40d.weebly.com/

Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
e-mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 18-04-18 | [0] comments (22 views) | 

Mon Apr 16, 2018

Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin....

[OPDX] Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1360.1 -

VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND. James Brooks, 9V1YC/N1YC, and Wilbert Knol, PE7T,
are now active from Christmas Island (OC-002) until approximately April
21st. They will be active as VK9X/N1YC and VK9X/PE7T on 80-10 meters
using SSB and CW. They have no specific plans for Digital modes. QSL
via W5UE for VK9X/N1YC and via PE7T for VK9X/PE7T.

Z60A KOSOVO NEWS (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, date April 15th).
Z60A DIRECT QSL MAILING -- Following the LoTW upload of April.01, the
first Kosovo, Z60A QSL card arrived in the U.S. during the past week to
92-year old Frank, K4BVQ, allowing him to reach the DXCC sticker #385.
Former INDEXA president Gary Dixon, K4MQG made a special personal delivery,
delighting Frank, a serious DXers and supporter of the DX segment of
Amateur Radio. Following this special delivery, all U.S. direct requests,
whether ClubLog or through direct mail will be released locally in San
Francisco at the end of this week.
The donor QSLs for the rest of the world are in process, while other
direct requests will start surfacing during the week of May.01. The card
is a 4-page full color affair, giving a detailed description of this unique
mission.
DX is not simply collecting LoTW points. The QSL card is also an ed-
ucational piece aimed at the wide world and the issues behind the radio
contacts. Better yet, you may meet three representatives of the Z60A
activation; Vjollca, Z61VB, Jim, K9JF and Martti, OH2BH at the Visalia
DX Convention over the weekend of April 20/22 and hear their fascinating
stories. DX Conventions typically offer these personal and emotional
meetings. While in California they may also visit some young DXers who
were successful in contacting Z60A.

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 16-04-18 | [0] comments (48 views) | 

IOTA News from OPDX....

16 April , 2018

Island activities:

AF-065. A team of 20 Moroccan operators (CN) will use the special callsign 5C5AF from Mogador Island between April 17-22nd.

AS-047. Operators Tak/JR1LZK and Mitsu/JE1HXZ will be active as home-
call/6 from Kita Daito Island between April 27th and May 7th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog and LoTW.

EU-103. Operatros Pete/M1PTR, Tom/M0DCG and Kieron/EI6KP/M5KJM will
be active as EJ6KP from Great Saltee Island, weather permitting, between April 17-19th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters SSB. QSL via the Bureau.

EU-120. Eddie, GM0KLS, will be active as G0LKS from Holy Island during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/12-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

NA-071. Operators Victor/HP1AVS, Henry/HP1CDW, Enrique/HP1ECA, Roberto/HP1MRA, Romel/HP8MAK and HP1JCC will be active as 3F6IC from
Cebaco Island between May 4-5th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes.

NA-155. Members of the TI DX Group will be active as TE6DX from Uvita
Island between June 7-11th. Operators mentioned are Charlie/TI2CDA, Carlos/TI2CC, Kamal/N3KS and possibly 2 or 3 more operators. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8, RTTY and FM Satellites. QSL via TI2CDA, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

OC-015. Reminder that Tony, 3D2AG, will be active as T2AR from Funafuti
Atoll, Tuvalu, between April 14-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including 60m, plus 2m meteor scatter. QSL via 3D2AG .

SA-090. Operators Luis/YV5ENI, Esteban/YV5DTA and Jesus/YV5MI were
active as YW6X from Piritu Islands (ARLHS VEN-016, WLOTA L-202)
QSL via YV5ENI.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 16-04-18 | [0] comments (16 views) | 
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