DXpedition to the Island of Samos | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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DXpedition to the Island of Samos

Between 29th September and 14th October 2014, three radio Amateurs who are members of Sands Contest Group from Morecambe England, and also members of the Aegean Radio Association on the island, will be visiting Samos Island, for a holiday and DXpedition.

We will be using the call sign SZ8S while on the island.

The actual days for operation are uncertain, hopefully we will start on Monday evening of 29th September, please watch the cluster’s for Information.

Operators will be Barrie G1JYB, Stephany G1LAT, Frank G8BME,

KM37JK

EU-049

ITU-28

GIOTA-SAS06

QSL direct – VIA G1LAT the QSL manager

UK – SASE Rest of the world SAE + $2

PLEASE NO IRC’S

EQSL also – VIA M0SCG

Bureau only – VIA M0SCG

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY TO SZ8S FOR THIS DXPEDITION, AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY. TILL THE FOLLOWING YEAR AS THIS IS THE AEGEAN RADIO ASSOCIATION’S SPECIAL CALL SIGN.

QSL manager’s address

Stephany Kirkwood (G1LAT)

1 Nether View : Lodge Lane

Wennington : Lancaster

Lancashire : LA2 8NP

United Kingdom

 

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Beginning Monday, 29 September 2014 and running through 14 October 2014, a group of three amateur radio operators, who are members of the Sands Contest Group and the Aegean Radio Association will operate on Samos Island as a holiday DXpedition.  The group will be using the call sign SZ85.  QSL routing is given in the article.  Good luck in working this beautiful island.

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).

 

 

First FUNcube 73 on 73 Award issued | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Sunday, September 28, 2014

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First FUNcube 73 on 73 Award issued

Paul Stoetzer N8HM reports the first FUNcube-1 (AO-73) 73 on 73 Award has been issued to Wyatt Dirks AC0RA

The award aims to promote activity on AO-73 satellite. The requirements are straight-forward:

1. Work 73 unique stations on AO-73.

2. Contacts must be made on or after September 1, 2014.

3. There are no geographic restrictions on your operating location.

Congratulations to Wyatt Dirks, AC0RA, for claiming 73 on 73 Award #1. He has submitted a list with a total of 74 unique calls worked on AO-73 since September 1.

It’s been great to hear all the activity on the satellite over the last few weeks. I look forward to hearing and working many more stations, especially after the end of Daylight Saving Time makes the evening passes a bit earlier!

73,

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM

Full details of the award at

http://amsat-uk.org/2014/08/18/73-on-73-award-announcement/

 

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Wyatt Dirks (AC0RA) has been a busy man.  According to Paul Stoetzer (N8HM), Wyatt is the first winner of the “73 on 73″ award, with 74 unique call signs worked on the AO-73 satellite since 01 September 2014. The purpose of the award is to promote activity on the first FUNcube-1, known as AO-73.  Great job…a lot of work…and a lot of fun.

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).

Ham Radio at graVITas 2014 – An International Knowledge Carnival | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Ham Radio at graVITas 2014 – An International Knowledge Carnival

Sandeep Baruah VU2MUE gave a presentation on amateur radio to VIT University students as part the technical festival graVITas 2014

He writes:

I would like to express my gratitude to the students of Electronics & Communication Department of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vellore on the occasion of their Technical Festival graVITas 2014 for all the affection bestowed upon me and inviting me as a guest speaker to share my radio experiences.

It was a great pleasure to demonstrate ham radio digital communication technologies to the students. APRS -A US Naval Academy ham radio technology was demonstrated to the students using a KENWOOD TH-D7A, TM-D700 Data Radio and my YAESU VX-8DR [Thanks to Kenwood and Yaesu also!].

It was demonstrated how a map on a laptop can be changed by pressing a radio button remotely which cannot be done by a smartphone.

Morse Code technology was also demonstrated as an alternative to digital modes of communication.

Thanks to Khushbu Agrawal, VU3KCE Pranjal Jain, VU3DJV and the entire team for the wonderful hospitality. I am feeling blessed.

Makers Fete – VIT

http://www.makersfete.com/uncommonindian.html

graVITas 2014

http://www.vitgravitas.com/

 

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Nice note from Sandeep Baruah (VU2MUE), who gave an amateur radio presentation to VIT University as part of the technical festival “graVITas 2014.”  Indian amateur radio operators are doing a lot for their country, providing emergency communications for natural disasters and expertise for the latest Indian Mars orbiter, which attained a successful Martian orbit earlier this week.

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).

4-5 October – 1st Russian WW Digital Contest


Dear Fellow Radio Amateurs,

The Russian Digital Radio Club has the honour to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the 1st Russian WW Digital Contest 2014. The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs in Russia.

We invite all fans of digital modes to take part in contest from 12.00 UTC on Saturday 4th October till 11:59 UTC on Sunday 5th October, 2014. Types of modulation: RTTY45, BPSK63. The repeated contacts are permitted on different bands and different modes providing that a contact will be made not earlier than in 3 minutes. The output power should not exceed 10 watts on 160 meters and 100 watts on other bands. The outpout QRP power should not exceed 5 watts. The operator may change the bands no more than 10 times within calendar hour (with zero on 59-th minute of each hour). Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. Bands: 160 m, 80 m, 40 m, 20 m, 15 m, 10 m. Special prizes for 1st places in all categories, certificates for winners, prizewinners and other participants.

For more info please visit Russian WW Digital Contest 2014 Rules: http://www.rdrclub.ru/news-radio/russian-ww-digital-contest/51-rus-ww-digi-rules

You should send your log upload via the Web interface http://ua9qcq.com/en/submit_log.php?lang=en

All logs must be sent no later than 5 days after the contest (23:59 UTC on 10th October 2014).

rus-ww-digi_logo.png73! de Russian Digital Radio Club

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Thanks to QRZ.com Forums and RK3DSW for this update on the 1st Russian WW Digital Contest.  Good luck in the contest.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

W2LJ’s Blog – QRP – Do More With Less.: Sold Out!


Sold Out!The Four State QRP Group has done it again.  They have just recently introduced another kit, only to see the initial run of kits get gobbled up within 36 hours of announcing them as ready for sale! This new kit is a regenerative receiver, designed by Dave Cripes NM0S, who was just inducted into the QRP Hall of Fame this past FDIM.The new kit is called the Ozark Patrol and is reminiscent of the Globe Patrol that many of us built in our very much younger days.The kit will become available again in 2-3 weeks as per the Four State QRP Group Website. You can go to the Ozark Patrol page by clicking here.The receiver covers 3.5 to 15 MHz in two bands. It’s powered by 6 “AA” batteries and the radio comes with a speaker and a provision for plugging in a pair of “cans”.Even though they’re sold out, I placed an order for one. I have built several kits offered by the Four State Group and I have never been disappointed so far.  I don’t expect to be with this kit, either. In fact, I am hoping to relive some memories and get transported back to a simpler time. I think this little kit will do that, just fine.72 de Larry W2LJQRP – When you care to send the very least!

via W2LJ’s Blog – QRP – Do More With Less.: Sold Out!.

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This kit appears to be a winner. I remember the old Globe Patrol radios that many of us used in days gone by.  Like Larry, I’m tempted to order one for the sheer pleasure of building one.  The Four State Group has always made excellent, reasonably priced radio kits.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

A Vest Pocket DX Expedition to Southern Africa


A Vest Pocket DX Expedition to Southern Africa.

If you thought all DXpeditions required tons of sophisticated equipment, think again.  Ulrich Steinberg mounted a successful DXpedition to Botswana (A25US) and to Swaziland (3DA0US) with only an Elecraft KX3, 31-foot Jackite telescoping fiberglass masts, and some PAR HF Omni Angle antennas for 20 and 15 meters.  Great article on how to organize and manage a solo DXpedition.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Just Ahead in Radiosport. Post #4531


Source: “The ARRL Letter”, dated 25 September 2014.

 

October will be a busy and exciting time for contesters, DX chasers, and certificate hunters.

Here is a summary of upcoming Radiosport events for October, 2014:

01 October:  CWOps Weekly Mini-CWT Tests.

03 October:  NS Weekly Sprint.

03-05 October:  DX/NA YLRL Anniversary Party.

04 October:  TARA PSK Rumble.

04-o5 October:  Oceanania DX Phone Contest.

04-05 October:  Russian World Wide Digital Contest.

04-05 October:  Worked All Britain HF Contest.

04 October:  New Jersey QSO Party.

04-05 October:  California QSO Party.

05 October:  RSGB 21/28 MHz Contest.

06 October: EU Autumn Phone Sprint.

06 October:  OK1WC Memorial Contest.

07 October:  ARS Spartan Sprint.

08 October:  432 MHz Fall VHF Sprint.

These are just some of the contests being conducted in October, 2014.  For a full explanation of these events and pertinent rules, check out the ARRL Contest Calendar–http://www.arrl.org/contest-calendar.

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Until next time,

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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