Saturday, July 05, 2008

Amateur Radio Digital Modes Operations Bulletin

04/07/2008: Juan, F5IRC will be active as homecall/p from Chausey Grande Island (EU-039, DIFM MA-004, WLOTA LH-0424, WW Loc. IN98CU) between July 4th and 6th. QRV 80-10 meters, using SSB and digital modes. On Friday, July 4th he will reactivate the Castle Renault (DFCF 50-007), commune of Granville (CP 50400), canton of Granville (DDCF 50-15), Department Manche/50, Province Basse-Normandie (DPF 04), on 40, 20 and
15 meters between 1500-1900 UTC. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [F5IRC]
[Courtesy of ICPO Bulletin July 3-11, 2008]

05/07/2008: A large group of SV4 operators will be active as SY4LH from Trikeri Lighthouse (ARLHS GRE-128, Admiralty E4442, WW Loc. KM19MC), located at Akra Kavoulia, Greece, on July 5th and 6th. QRV 160-2 meter CW, SSB, PSK, RTTY and SSTV. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards should be sent to SV4FFK. The webiste for the operation is at: [425 DX News]

05/07/2008: The Cofresi Radio Club (WP4NRT) will take part in the annual World Lighthouse On The Air Contest (WLOTA) as WP4NRT/L, July 5th (0600 UTC) to July 6th (1200 UTC), from Los Morrillos lighthouse (ARLHS PUR-002, TWLHD WLH KP4-004, WW Loc. FK67JW) located in Cabo Rojo at the southwest section of Puerto Rico Island (NA-099, also count for WLOTA LH-2802). QRV 10-80m, using SSB, PSK-31, AND RTTY. QSL via WP4NRX, with S.A.S.E. (Luis Montalvo WP4NRX, Parc Puerto Real House 606 1st St., Cabo
Rojo, PR 00632 USA). Please NO E-QSLS! []

06/07/2008: Dick, AD7AF will be active as V63WWA from Kosrae Island (OC-059), Micronesia, from about July 6th until about the 24th. He will operate on 80-10 meters mostly CW, with some SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via AD7AF. [425 DX News]

06/07/2008: Jon, WB8YJF, will make his yearly trip to Ocracoke Island (NA-067, USi NC-001S, WLOTA LH-0466, Hyde County) North Carolina, this year earlier than most times due to a scheduling conflict. He reports that he will not be in the IOTA Contest from there this year, but will be active as WB8YJF/4 from July 6-13th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Please QSL direct for a FASTer QSL; Bureau is OK but takes a lot longer. His address is on [OPDX

06/07/2008: From July, 6th at 0000 UTC to August 5th, 2008 at 2400 UTC the regional club stations of Borj-Cedria (3V8CB) start a special call sign TS1MSC before 30 days of the events (August 6-15th). The radio station will be activated on 15, 17, 20, 40 and 80 meters, using SSB, PSK31, RTTY, SSTV and CW. Do not hesitate to be on the scouts frequencies and reply on this call. QSL via DL1BDF. [3V8ST]

06/07/2008: Walt, G3NYY will be active as GB50OT (GB-Fifty-OT) from July 6-13th to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of RAOTA, the Radio Amateur Old Timers' Association. Activity will be on 80-6 meter CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via bureau, or direct to G3VBE. [425 DX News]

06/07/2008: The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) will air special call sign GX0MWT from the 'Military Show' at the Museum of Power, Langford near Maldon in Essex, on July 6th from 10am and 5pm. The show will feature Military re-enactments, Classic military vehicles and tanks. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via the information on [Southgate ARC]

07/07/2008: Look for Colin/KU5B (V31UB) and Eddy/K5WQG (V31MR) to be QRV from Placencia, Belize, July 7-21st. Operation will be mostly CW, with some SSB and RTTY, including a Multi-Single entry in the IARU HF Championship (July 12-13th). QSL V31MR via N5ET, direct or bureau. QSL V31UB via KU5B, direct only. Both logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [NG3K]

08/07/2008: The 'DXciting Group' will activate Christmas Island (OC-002, WW Loc. OH29tn) from July 8-20th. Operators mentioned are Marq/VK9XWW (CT1BWW), John/VK9XHZ (EA3GHZ), Henry/VK9XOR (EA5EOR) and Dina/VK9XME (EC5BME). They will operate with 3 stations (1 high-power and 2 barefoot at 100W) on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. Pilot sations: Africa - ZS1AU, Asia -JA8BMK, Europe - EA4TD, Oceania - ZL2AL and VK2CZ, and North America - K4SV. QSL card goes via EA4URE direct or by the bureau. The official web site is at: . The team is looking for help, contributions and SPONSORS to cover the big costs of this DX-pedition. [ZL2AL]

09/07/2008: Operators Eric/KV1J and his son Matthew/W1MAT, will be active from Miquelon Island (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA LH-1417, WW Loc. GN17TC) as FP/KV1J and FP/W1MAT from July 9-14th. Activity will be on all bands 80-6 meters, SSB, CW and RTTY, using only 100 watts into verticals and a TW2010. During the IARU HF Contest (July 12-13th), look for FP/KV1J (running low power) and FP/W1MAT (running QRP) from Zone 9. QSL via their home call sign, direct or by the bureau or LoTW. For more
details and up-to-date info, visit their Web page at: [OPDX Bulletin]

11/07/2008: A Greek ancient system of communication with fire from torches above mountaintops is called fryktories from fryktos that means "the torch" in Greek. On July 13th and after 3200 years we will be climbing up the same mountaintops with Turkish Hams and will transmit through the hamradio frequencies a message from Troy - located in N.W Turkey up to Mykines that is in Southern Greece using a special call on every mountaintop that the original message passed through. The same mountaintops are mentioned from Aeshylus in his drama "Agamemnon" and they are the ones that brought back to the Mikines city the message that Troy has fallen into the hands of the ancient siege army. The transmitted message will be passing along the nodes on the 2m band from one station to another. The special calls that will be used through this campaign will be: Turkey - Mountain Ida (Troy) to be announced; Greece -
SX8FRA Lemnos Island; SX2FRB/A Athos mountain; SX8FRC Kandili Evia, SX1FRD Mesapio, Biotia; SX1FRE Kitheronas; SX1FRF Gerania; SX3FRG Arachneon, Peloponisos; and SX3FRH Mikines. Every Station will have at least 2m SSB/FM capability with yagi antennas. Before and after the event every station will be trying to make as many QSO's as possible with the special calls. Also that day we expect that many other hilltops
will be activated in 2m band from other Greek and Foreign hams that will be joining this event. Nik, SV1EEX will be QRV from Kitheronas mountain with the call SX1FRE. Along with him will be SV1EOS, SV1JGX and SW1JGW. GRID Loc: KM18OE. They will be active July 11-14th on 80-2m + 70 cm. Modes will be SSB/FM/SSTV/RTTY/PSK and will try MS + JT6M. Also will try FM LEO SATS. QSL will be via the bureau. Further information can be found at: [SV1EEX]

19/07/2008: Alain, F5LMJ will be on vacation with his family and plans to be QRV from São Miguel Island (EU-003, DIP AZ-002 for the Portuguese Islands Award, WLOTA LH-2016) from July 19-26th. He will have a FT-857 and half-size G5RV and will be active maily on CW and digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [NG3K]