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Crew consists of members of EDR HAM Radio Club of Skanderborg, club call OZ7SKB. This Special Event Station is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Treaty of the Danish West Indies sold to the USA – thereafter named United States Virgin Islands.
The call will be activated in connection to various city events and aim to interact among others with the local sailing club and Scout groups. Will be working portable from “our” local Saint Thomas Island, in the Lake Skanderborg - hiking trips/working SOTA from the near-by Danish Lake Lands, and being on air from Flora Fauna area. You may hear us in contest, fielddays etc We look forward working you on the bands, please look see qrz.com for further information or visit our web page http://oz100dvi.oz7skb.dk/.
From 1st January to 31st December 2017 Irish Radio Amateurs will be on air with nine special calls - EI11WAW through to EI99WAW. Each call will be associated with one of the counties making up the Wild Atlantic Way. Each call will have its own distinctive QSL card depicting a highlight of the county linked to the call.
QSL requests via Clublog or the Buro. Requests for a Direct QSL via Clublog or to EI6AL enclosing $2, or €2 via paypal to payments [at] irts [dot] ie
A Certificate will be made available for download to any station that works all nine calls, any band any mode. Sample below. Apply by email to QSL manager EI6AL giving name and call. A certificate can also be sent by post - send €5 ($5) to cover postage either direct to EI6AL or via paypal to payments [at] irts [dot] ie
When I close my eyes at night I hear music, it’s the Sirens song calling for me to visit a remote Australian island. This Sirens song is a choir of thousands of IOTA chasers all singing the same tune, it’s a serenade seducing me to throw off the bow lines and set sail into the raging seas. Life should be an adventure, but it won’t be an adventure worth telling if there are no islands being activated. 2017 will be an exciting year and I’m pleased to present this menu to satisfy your insatiable hunger for IOTA:
|Champagne at midnight||OC-228||Granite Island||Jan 1|
|Pre-dinner drinks||OC-196||Gabo Island||Jan 31 - Feb 1|
|Entrée||OC-233||Bruny Island||Apr 22 - 23|
|Main course||OC-198||North Island||Oct 12 -16|
|Dessert||OC-230||Rowley Shoals||Early Nov|
|After dinner drinks||OC-216||Ashmore Reef||Early Nov|
Logic and common sense tells me that the cost of time and money is too high a price for me to pay. But the joy I get from bringing you that “new rare one” is overwhelming and so the island must be conquered. But the fight can be tough. There are strong winds, searing heat and stifling humidity when trying to put up antennas and build a station, I’m responsible for life support in a remote environment with dangerous wildlife, and I’m trying to fight fatigue and sleep deprivation to be on the air all hours of the day and night. It can be overwhelming trying to conquer the island by myself. In moments of fear, hopelessness, exhaustion or doubt I close my eyes, they sting with sweat and sand. But then a smile washes over my face as I realise that I’m not alone on the island. You’re here with me. I have a passionate and loyal army of IOTA chasers by my side. Your support either on the air, with positive DX cluster comments, supportive emails or financial sponsorship makes me fight harder and harder to get you in the log.
It is an absolute honour and privilege to activate these IOTA’s for you in this adventurous year of a lifetime. But I do need your help. The cost of Ashmore Reef is very high, over $10,000. Thank you so much to the clubs, organisations and generous individuals who have already sent in sponsorship. I know November is a long time away but early sponsorship is so important. If you are able to help then I would truly appreciate it. Remember all people who send in sponsorship prior to the DXpedition automatically get a QSL card at no further cost or need to use OQRS. If you are able to help, please visit https://ashmorereef.wordpress.com/support/
73s de Craig VK5CE
There is a website http://ve100vimy.ca/ that contains more information on the project. The event is being organized by the Vimy Commemorative Station Society, a registered in British Columbia Society, in coordination with a number of leading Canadian amateurs.
They are eager to promote the extraordinary natural heritage of their province, and to do so, they will activate 5 exceptional caves on April 2-9-16-23 & 30, 8:30 to 12:30 on 40 and 20m.
You can acquire this magnificent award by working ON4CRD/P on four occasions, any mode.
The award request is to be mailed to AWARD [dot] CRD [at] gmail [dot] com. Award price is € 10, payment by bank transfer to CLUB RADIOAMATEUR DURNAL, IBAN: BE61 0688 9398 9817, BIC : GKCCBEBB. Please mention 'AWARD' and your call sign.
The team members are F5LOW (Eric), F5MNK (Laurent), F5NBQ (Fabrice), F6HKA (Bertrand), ON4ZD/OS0S (Léon).
QSL via ON4ZD, infos on QRZ.COM.
We will be on Sark island (GUFF-0030) on May 25 and maybe on Herm island (GUFF-0020) on May 26, using vertical antennas, buddypoles and 100 W.
The local amateur radio clubs F8KHN, F4KIW and F4KJL will join F6KOH to activate the TM500LH special event callsign and operate in the following modes: voice, CW, SSTV, and other numeric modes.
A special award will be delivered to amateur radio stations having made 3 contacts with TM500LH.
If you need any other information about this event, please consult TM500LH on QRZ.com. You can also contact TM500LH-World [at] shtsf [dot] com if TM500LH on QRZ.com does not offer the specific information you are looking for.
This will be my 3rd activation of Märket Reef EU-053. There will be no targets as also this Dxpedition must remain a stressless trip among friends . All bands from 6 to 80m will be activated if conditions permit. Modes SSB-CW( Digital modes depending of the additional participating hams).
Set up consists of 2 stations:
SPE 1 KA amplifier
Force 12 5 bander 5 element
MFJ Memory keyer 495
ZN magnetic paddle
SPE 1.3 KA amplifier
Ultrabeam Vertical 6-40 m
MFJ Memory keyer 495
9A5N electronic paddle