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CQ Reconsiders, WILL Recognize All Crimean Stations

From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com]

On Behalf Of Randy Thompson K5ZD

Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:40 PM

To: ‘Contest Reflector’

Subject: [CQ-Contest] CQ Reconsiders Policy on Crimea in CQ Contests

The following will be released on the CQ Newsroom later this evening.

Please pass the word to contesters in your region.

CQ Reconsiders Policy on Crimea in CQ Contests

In response to requests from a large number of contesters around the world, CQ has reconsidered its decision regarding the acceptance of logs from stations in Crimea in CQ-sponsored contests.

As CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, explained, “a large portion of the contesting community felt that we were unfairly denying our fellow amateurs in Crimea of the opportunity to fully participate in our contests. Since the country list for CQ contests is based on a combination of the Worked All Europe (WAE) and ARRL DXCC lists, and the ARRL has already adopted a policy regarding Crimean stations in its award and contest programs, we will amend our policy to be consistent with the ARRL’s DXCC policy.”

“Therefore, the listings of Crimean stations submitting logs for CQ contests will be based on the call sign under which they have operated. If they used Russian-issued calls in the contest, they will be listed under Russia; if they used Ukrainian-issued calls in the contest, they will be listed under Ukraine. This change reflects not only the desire of many contesters around the world, but also of a large majority of members of the CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee.”

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Originally Posted by W3WN

“Therefore, the listings of Crimean stations submitting logs for CQ contests will be based on the call sign under which they have operated. If they used Russian-issued calls in the contest, they will be listed under Russia; if they used Ukrainian-issued calls in the contest, they will be listed under Ukraine. This change reflects not only the desire of many contesters around the world, but also of a large majority of members of the CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee.”

A wise decision. Thank you!

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I am glad to the wise solution of “CQ Contest” committee and to the guide of the “CQ” magazine for “The Crimean problem”.

AMATEUR RADIO – OUT OF POLICY!!!

73! Alex UN7LAN

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CQ Magazine has reconsidered its position on “The Crimean Problem” relating to contests involving Ukrainian  and Russian operators.  The change of heart now aligns CQ Magazine with that of the ARRL and many contesters.  It’s a shame that politics has to enter the realm of Amateur Radio, but that’s the world we have now.  The goal is to get amateur radio operators on the air in a good natured contest, regardless of what license and callsign they now hold.  I think the compromise supported by contesters, the ARRL, and CQ Magazine will allow the competition to continue as it was intended.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are update daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

HamRadioNow: Digital Amateur Television from the DCC


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from the 2014 ARRL & TAPR DCC

Episode 168: DATV-Express Exciter Update

Episode 169: DVB-T for Amateur Radio

Most of the world has switched to digital for television broadcasting. Amateur Radio in the US is not required to use digital (plain old analog’s still fine by the FCC for us), but hams have discovered some (of the usual) advantages to digital, like being noise-free, and being able to adjust the bandwidth/spectrum used.

Here are a pair of talks from the DCC. First, in Episode 168, Ken Konechy W6HHC reviews progress on a digital ATV exciter board and software that a group of hams is working on called DATV-Express. The board is just becoming available. It’s open-source and software-defined. While it will run many modes, Ken’s group has focused on DVB-S, the “Satellite” version of the DVB standard.

Then in Episode 169, Mel Whitten K0PFX reviews how easy it was to get on DATV using off-the-shelf equipment and the DVB-T (Terrestrial) version of DVB. This is a somewhat less technical, ‘introductory’ talk, so I’ll put the video for that one here, and if you want to dig deeper into the DATV-Express, just go to the HamRadioNow web site for Episode 168.

Here’s Episode 169: DVB-T for Amateur Radio

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Thanks to Gary Pearce (KN4AQ) for these two fascinating programs on Digital television for amateur radio operators.  Great presentations from Ken Konechy (W6HCC) and Mel Whitten (K0PFX).  These presentations were given at the 2014 ARRL and TAPR DCC conference.

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).

Ninth Annual ARRL On-Line Auction Gets Underway on Thursday, October 23


Ninth Annual ARRL On-Line Auction Gets Underway on Thursday, October 23!

TAGS: arrl handbook, ARRL On-Line Auction, auction benefit arrl, credit card information, Deb Jahnke, ham radio, new hams, product review, Tim Allen

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Bidding for the ninth annual ARRL On-Line Auction will get underway at 1400 UTC on Thursday, October 23. More than 230 items are on the block, including 24 pieces of gear that were the subject of QST “Product Review” articles and road tested by the ARRL Laboratory team. In addition to other miscellaneous transceivers and accessories there are more than 100 vintage books.

“We also have a number of one-of-a-kind pieces, including a hard-cover 2014 Centennial edition of The ARRL Handbook, imprinted with ‘Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW’ to honor our founding president, plus another hard-cover 2014 Centennial Handbook bearing the number 100,” said ARRL Sales Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ. “You’ll also find unique items, such as an autographed script from the popular television series ‘Last Man Standing’ starring Tim Allen. Ham radio has been mentioned in several episodes, and now Tim Allen is licensed for real.”

Proceeds from the On-Line Auction benefit ARRL educational programs, including activities aimed at licensing new hams, strengthening Amateur Radio’s emergency service training, offering continuing technical and operating education, and creating instructional materials.

Bidding in the 2014 auction will end at 0300 UTC on October 31 (the evening of October 30 in US time zones). Check items in which you have an interest, as bidding end times for each item are staggered.

If you have participated in a previous ARRL On-Line Auction, you may use the passwords used on this site before. Your ARRL website user ID and password will not work on the auction site. Check your ARRL user profile to ensure that all address and credit card information remains the same.

Newcomers to the ARRL On-Line Auction must first register in order to participate

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Get your credit card and checkbook ready…here comes the Ninth Annual ARRL On-Line Auction, beginning at 1400 UTC, Thursday, 23 October 2014.  Over 230 items, books, projects, kits, and radio-related equipment will be on the auction block.  Good luck!

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).

ARRL Headquarters Systems Down for Maintenance Wednesday Evening


ARRL Headquarters Systems Down for Maintenance Wednesday Evening. Beginning at 6 pm tomorrow evening 2200 UTC on Wednesday, October 22nd, ARRL Headquarters systems will be taken down to perform maintenance functions.This will impact operations of Logbook of The World, Online DXCC, the Centennial websites, and e-mail coming in and out of the building. E-mail sent to ARRL HQ will be queued for delivery once the systems are restored to operational status.The systems will be down for approximately 3 hours. Access to the ARRL website will not be affected.Thank you for your patience as we upgrade certain key components of our infrastructure.

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The maintenance shutdown will affect The Logbook of the World, Online DXCC, Centennial websites, and email into and out of ARRL Headquarters.  Downtown should last about three hours.

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).

Essex Scout’s 434 MHz balloons | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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Essex Scout’s 434 MHz balloons

Scouts at Kingston Ridge Campsite in Essex had something special at their Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) – High altitude balloon launches

Radio amateurs Chris M6EDF and Steve G0TDJ launched balloons with 434 MHz transmitters on the Saturday and Sunday. The scouts were able to receive the signals from the balloons and follow their progress on a real-time display.

The balloon launched on Saturday had the callsign JOTA1 and reached an altitude of over 15,000 metres before landing in the North Sea.

JOTA2 on Sunday floated at an altitude of around 6,000 metres and traveled a lot further, its radio signals were last heard over Sweden.

Read the Essex Ham report on the first day of the event – Basildon JOTA 2014 – Day One

http://www.essexham.co.uk/news/basildon-jota-day-one.html

 

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Amateur Radio high altitude balloon experiments often serve as precursors to CubeSat design, construction, and launch.  High altitude balloon launches were a major highlight of the Jamboree On the Air (JOTA) 2014 during this past weekend at Essex in the UK.  Amateur radio operators Chris (M6EDF) and Steve (G0TDJ) launched two balloons (JOTA1 and JOTA2) which carried 434 MHz amateur radio transmitters.  JOTA2 was last heard over Sweden, while JOTA1 reached an altitude of over 15,000 meters before it plunged into the North Sea.

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

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

High altitude balloon keeps going | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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High altitude balloon keeps going

The record breaking 434 MHz balloon B-64 launched by radio amateur Leo Bodnar M0XER features in Hack-A-Day

Read the story about the balloon which has been flying for over 3 months

http://hackaday.com/2014/10/19/high-altitude-balloon-keeps-going/

Links for tracking and receiving balloons

http://amsat-uk.org/beginners/balloons/

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Leo Bodnar’s (M0XER) B-64 high altitude party balloon is still alive after three months of circling the Northern Hemisphere.  The balloon carries a small (10mW) solar powered amateur radio transmitter.  This article gives you a few links to amateur radio ballooning.  Fascinating subject.

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

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

IOTA news from OPDX | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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IOTA News from OPDX

20 October, 2014

Island activities:

AF-019. Sam, LY5W, informs OPDX [edited],

“I am on Lampedusa Island preparing the IO9Y station for the CQWW DX SSB Contest with friends from Slovenia. I will be on the air when all equipment is finished to be installed. Look for me some evenings trying

to make QSOs as IG9/LY5W/P with a wire antenna. Will be on the island until the end of November.”

AF-019. Operator Luigi, IK8HCG, will be active as IG9R from Lampedusa

Island (with the support from Italian Navy Force), African Italy, during the next CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via IK8HCG.

AS-166. A multi-national team of operators from Belgium, The

Netherlands and Greece will be active as EP6T (pending) from Kish Island, Islamic Republic of Iran, in January 2015. This will be a “Rockall DX Group” DXpedition. Reportedly, it took nearly 3 years of negotiations and a reconnaissance trip by Patrick, ON4HIL, to Tehran which finally resulted in obtaining a legal license to operate with a team of ten people for fourteens days.

The group plans to have 4 (possibly 5) operating stations on the air around the clock for at least 10 days at the end of January 2015. Specific dates will be announced at a later date.

Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Some stations during the night time hours will be focusing on the low bands using separate receive antennas and quarter wave verticals near the beach. More information will be forthcoming as well as a Web page for this DXpedition.

EU-047. Volker, DL1WH, is now active as DL1WH/p from Pellworm Island

(DID/GIA N-23, WLOTA 1188) until October 28th. Activity will be holiday style and mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-146. Operators Marc/PD7YY, Jan/PE1GNP and Marcel/PG8M are now active as PH146EU from Schouwen Duiveland (WLOTA 3089) until October

25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (possibly 80m as well) using mainly SSB with some CW. QSL via PD7YY, direct and by the Bureau.

OC-157. Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/8 from two islands in the Banda Island IOTA Group during the following dates:

October 23-24th – Banda Naira Island (ARLHS IDO-380 Banda Naira Light House).

October 25-27th – Banda Besar Island (including the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry).

Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly on SSB but some CW and Digital,using a Yaesu FT450D with 100w into a 43 ft. vertical for 40m and HB9CV (20/15/10m) antenna. QSL via N2OO or use ClubLog’s OQRS.

For more details and updates, see:

http://www.yf1ar.com/2014/10/

yf1ar8-oc-157-ido-380-banda-islands.html

RSGB IOTA website

Check-out the latest IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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This weekly compilation from Tedd Mirgliotta (KB8NW) and the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club should give you plenty of DX to chase over the next few days. Some of the more interesting places to contact include AF-019 (Lampedusa Island0; EU-047 (Pellworn Island); and AS-166 (Kish Island, Islamic Republic of Iran).  This DXpedition is three years in the making and will have an international crew of amateur radio operators.  The group will be using the call sign EP6T.

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).

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