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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
IK6BAK, JA1TRC, QRZ 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.
MAURITIUS, 3B8. Paul, HB9ARY will be QRV as 3B8HC from July 9 to
25. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 6 meters using mainly
CW. QSL via NI5DX.
KENYA, 5Z. Giuseppe, IK2YDJ is QRV as 5Z4/IK2YDJ from Rongo until
July 20. Activity is on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.
CUBA, CO. Members of Grupo DX de Cuba are QRV as CO2FRC until July
5 during the celebration of the 8th Congress of Federacion de
Radioaficionados de Cuba at the city of Santa Clara. Activity is on
all bands and modes. QSL via operators' instructions.
SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Tony, ZL2AGY plans to be QRV as E51AGY from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, from July 6 to August 3. Activity
will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW. QSL to home call.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8. Jeff, G8OFQ is QRV as HC8/G8OFQ from the
Galapagos National Park on Isabela Island, IOTA SA-004, until
September 30 while working as a volunteer. Activity will be in his
spare time on 160 to 6 meters. QSL via HA3JB.
HAITI, HH. Terry, K7TD is QRV as HH2TD until July 13 from various
locations. Activity is mainly on 30, 17 and 12 meters using CW.
QSL direct to home call.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Operators Han, DS2GOO, Lee, 6K2CEW and Ka,
6K2JFW are QRV as home calls/4 from Taehuksan Island, IOTA AS-093,
until July 5. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
some PSK31/JT65. QSL to home calls.
SVALBARD, JW. Erik is QRV as JW2US from Hopen Island, IOTA EU-063,
and can be found daily on the bottom end of 20 meters using CW
between 1100 and 1800z. QSL via LA2US.
MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Zorro, JH1AJT will be QRV as KH0/KH8Z from
Saipan from July 6 to 10 while on a business trip. Activity will be
holiday style on 20, 15 and 10 meters using mainly SSB. QSL to home
DENMARK, OZ. Dieter, DF2SD will be QRV as OZ/DF2SD from Fano
Island, IOTA EU-125, from July 4 to 18. Activity will be on 40 to 6
meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.
SEYCHELLES, S7. Stan, EI6DX will be QRV as S79OWZ from Mahe Island,
IOTA AS-024, from July 7 to 18. Activity will be holiday style on
the HF bands. QSL via RX3RC.
CRETE, SV9. Goran, S55OO will be QRV as SV9/S55OO from Rethymnon,
IOTA EU-015, from July 8 to 19. Activity will be holiday style on
40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home
EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station UE40SA is QRV until July
20 to commemorate the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project 40 years ago. QSL
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO:
The QRP CW Fox Hunt,
NCCC RTTY Sprint,
FISTS Summer Slow Speed CW Sprint,
Venezuelan Independence Day Contest,
DL-DX RTTY Contest,
Marconi Memorial HF CW Contest,
Original QRP CW Contest,
PODXS 070 Club 40-Meter
Firecracker BPSK31 Sprint,
WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone,
DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest and the QRP ARCI Summer Homebrew CW Sprint
will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The 10-10 International Spirit of 76 QSO Party runs until July 5.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship is scheduled for July 6.
The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for July 7.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test is scheduled for July 8.
All dates, unless otherwise stated, are UTC.
See the ARRL Contest Branch page: http://www.arrl.org/contests
The ARRL Contest Update: http://www.arrl.org/The-ARRL-Contest-Update
and the WA7BNM Contest Calendar: http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/index.html
for more information. Looking for a Special Event station be sure to check out the ARRL Special Event Stations Web page: http://www.arrl.org/special-event-stations
AGM Presentations – July 4th (Member Only Content)
AGM and Public Meeting, July 4th, 10:30 Central Standard Time (GMT-6:00)
Each year RAC holds an Annual General Meeting, followed by a question and answer period with a discussion on the future of RAC and ham radio. Since 2011 we have had members across Canada join us. Initially members joined by the magic of the telephone and in more recent years by the magic of the internet. If you can't join us in person please join us over the web.
Our AGM is being hosted by the Meewasin Amateur Radio Society and is held concurrent with the Saskatchewan Hamfest, July 3-5 in Martensville, Saskatchewan. http://sarl.ca/index.php/saskatchewan-hamfest
Please register for RAC 2015 Annual General Meeting and Saskatchewan Public Meeting on July 4, 2015 10:00 AM Central Standard Time GMT-6:00 at:
Recall: Saskatchewan does not go on Daylight Saving .. it is always GMT-6:00.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please use the links below on our Homepage to download the pdf versions of various presentations being made at the AGM on July 4, 2015:
Martensville 2015 AGM Agenda
2014 AGM Minutes - New Westminster, British Columbia
President's Report - English
President's Report - French
RAC Financial Statement Report
Geoffrey Bawden, VE4BAW/VE4AE
President and Chair, RAC
Once again the annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place between 1300z, June 30th and 0400z July 5th.
The theme for 2015 will be 'Founders and Patriots of the Republic'.
The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, will be eligible for the certificate.
A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting their sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. New for 2015, the 13 Colonies have added a second sister event station GB13COL will operate from Durham, England.
The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN. They will also offer a special QSL card printed just for this event.
There should be at least two stations from each on the 13 colonies on the air, as well as Super contest stations, multi-operator Club stations and OM and XYL teams. The U.S. original 13 colonies are CT-DE- GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA. Special events stations mentioned are: K2A (NY), K2B (VA), K2C (RI), K2D (CT), K2E (DE), K2F (MD), K2G (GA), K2H (MA), K2I (NJ), K2J (NC), K2K (NH), K2L (SC), and K2M (PA).
All HF bands will be in play except the WARC bands and 60 meters.
2 meters and 6 meter simplex are encouraged. All modes of operation should be represented - SSB, CW, RTTY, Digital, and the Satellites.
The mode of operation is up to the individual colony state station.
For more details on the stations, suggested frequencies, QSL info and on
how to obtain the special certificate, see: http://www.13colonies.info
Passport to World Band Radio
TV Magazine from 1928 and 18 issues of the short wave publication Passport to World Band Radio are now available for download.
A wide variety of radio related publications are available on the site such as the 1928 editions of TV Magazine the journal of the UK Television Society:
Passport to World Band Radio:
American Radio History: