DXCC Country/Entity Report | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th-September, through Sunday, 21st-September there were 225 countries active.

Countries available:

3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y,

A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E3, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, JY,

K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,

V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP5, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS

PLEASE NOTE: The report “could” contain “Pirate/SLIM” operations or more likely a “BUSTED CALLSIGN”. As always, you never know – “Work First Worry Later” (WFWL).

OPDX

 

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via DXCC Country/Entity Report | Southgate Amateur Radio News.

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According to this report, 225 “countries” are available for DXCC credit. There are some excellent DX opportunities here.  Take some time to find out how many you can contact.

For the latest in Amateur Radio News and Events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

ICQPodcast -Leixen VV-898 review has been released | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Sunday, September 21, 2014

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ICQPodcast -Leixen VV-898 review has been released

Series Seven Episode Nineteen of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast -Leixen VV-898 review has been released.

The latest news, Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) discuss changes to Ofcom licence changes and Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Chris Howard (M0TCH) review the Leixen VV-898,

News stories include:-

New RSGB Youth Committee

LTE test transmissions in amateur / ham radio 2.3 GHz band

SB6 Ultra Portable 6m Beam

Noble Radio NR-4SC 4 Meter SSB/CW Transceiver

US Amateur Radio vanity callsign fee set at $21.40

Friedrichshafen presentations available online

Send your message ‘from the Moon’

The Ham Radio Un-Club

California QSO Party

International Air Ambulance Week 2014

Voodoo Contest Group in Kuwait

Ofcom Consultation – licence changes from April 2015

The ICQPOCAST can be downloaded from http://www.icqpodcast.com

 

 

via ICQPodcast -Leixen VV-898 review has been released | Southgate Amateur Radio News.

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The ICQ Podcast always has something interesting and challenging.  Viewing this podcast is a good way of catching up on important developments in the Amateur Radio Community.  Good, well-produced program.

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

UK ISS school contacts postponed | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Sunday, September 21, 2014

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UK ISS school contacts postponed

The planned contacts between astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO on the ISS and pupils at Winter Gardens Primary School, Canvey Island, Essex and Pilton Bluecoat School, Barnstaple, Devon on Tuesday have been postponed

The SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying SpinSat and its amateur radio payload to the ISS had been due to take place early Saturday morning. Due to bad weather the launch was delayed until Sunday morning which has had a knock-on effect on the planned schools contacts.

John AG9D posted:

ARISS Contact Tuesday POSTPONED

Sent: 21 September 2014 19:55

Due to the one day delay of the Space X launch, berthing day now falls on Tuesday and has resulted in the cancellation of the Winter Gardens Primary School, Canvey Island and Pilton Bluecoat School, Barnstaple, United Kingdom

73, John – AG9D

ARISS Audio

AMSAT-UK http://amsat-uk.org/

 

 

 

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A bit of bad luck for some UK schools scheduled to talk with the International Space Station.  Perhaps the contacts can be rescheduled for a later date.

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

NZART AGM and Conference 2015 | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Saturday, September 20, 2014

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NZART AGM and Conference 2015

Hamilton Branch 12 is pleased to announce that the NZART AGM and Conference for 2015 will be held in Hamilton over Queen’s Birthday weekend, from Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May 2015.

The venue will be the Kentucky Lounge at the Te Rapa Racecourse, Ken Browne Drive, Te Rapa, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Further information will be available as planning proceeds in Infoline, Break-In, Official Broadcast and on the Branch 12 website at – http://www.zl1ux.org.nz

 

Gavin Petrie ZL1GWP

for organising committee

via NZART AGM and Conference 2015 | Southgate Amateur Radio News.

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Just a reminder for our amateur radio friends in New Zealand.  Be sure to attend if you can.  This is a great way to renew radio friendships and discover information pertinent to ham radio.

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Events, be sure to check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

Unitl next time,

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Propagation Report from

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

21 September, 2014

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the expected solar activity will be at moderate levels.

Sunspots AR2164, 2169 and 2170 have complex magnetic configurations and may produce

M-class solar flares.

If you want to do your own frequency predictions, the expected effective sunspot number for the week will be around 60.

The 20 to 10 m bands will provide lots of DX fun with some exciting 10 m openings possible.

Please visit the website http://spaceweather.sansa.org.za for further information

South African Radio League

• All propagation reports can be found at:

http://www.southgatearc.org/propagation

 

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Here’s the latest propagation update from Hannes Coetzee (AS6BZP).  Despite some Class M flares, propagation should be decent between 20 and 10 meters.  Most of the good stuff will be during the day. Try 40, 80, and 160 meters around sunset local time.  These bands always hold some surprises.

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Events, be sure to check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Until next time,

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

IARUMS reports Russian intrusion on 20m | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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IARUMS reports Russian intrusion on 20m

The IARU Monitoring System reports on the interference caused by Russian Over The Horizon Radars (OTHR) operating in the amateur radio 20m band

The International Amateur Radio Union Monitoring System (IARUMS) Region 1 August 2014 newsletter can be read at

http://www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/news2014/news1408.pdf

Reports of Amateur Band intruders can be logged on the IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Logger at

http://peditio.net/intruder/bluechat.cgi

Monitor the short wave bands on-line with a web based SDR receiver at

http://www.websdr.org/

IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS)

http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php?option=com_content&

view=category&layout=blog&id=39&Itemid=87

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Here we go again.  Remember the “Russian Woodpecker Over the Horizon Radar” problem of the 1980s? Well, that annoying sound is back, and unlike the old Russian Woodpecket which tended to hug the upper portion of 40 meters, this version is messing up 20 meters.  Propagation must be good.  Be patient and try to work around this display of childish behavior.

For the latest in Amateur Radio News and Events, check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are update daily.

Until next time,

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

YJ0X Vanuatu DXpedition | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News brief:

 

YJ0X Vanuatu DXpedition

Everything is on schedule for our arrival in Vanuatu on October 3rd.

We hope to have at least two of the stations working and at least one aerial up for that evening.

The emphasis the next day will be installing the contest band antennas ready for the Oceania DX contest SSB leg later on that day, though we do hope to make some Qs as well. Soon after the contest, we’ll be adding the WARC band antennas and 6m set-up, and when time permits the 160m antenna.

We will be looking for openings to South America and Africa, the two continents most needing YJ for a new one, so if you’re outside these areas, please QRX for the very short time it will take to work through callers.

Regarding the Oceania SSB and CW legs, Clublog real-time uploads will be switched off during this time and uploaded soon after the contest ends.

The YJ0X crew has worked together very well through the planning stages and we’re all very excited to be undertaking this adventure!

See you in the pile-ups!

Paul, Phil, Gordon and Geoff

YJ0X

 

 

 

via YJ0X Vanuatu DXpedition | Southgate Amateur Radio News.

Almost everything is prepared for the Vanuatu DXpedition (YJ0X), which should get underway on 03 October 2014.  This is a fairly rare country, so be ready for the pileups and some QRM.  Paul, Phil, Gordon, and Geoff are experienced operators and they will try to be evenhanded in giving out contacts.

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Events, be sure to check the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

Until next time,

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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