Vladimir, UA4WHX recently got in touch and wanted to convey to the DX world a serious problem about to occur within (ARA) Amateur Radio Algeriens association. We publish in full.
Before anything else happens I see a serious problem here. For the reasons of the rent indebtedness accumulated between the years of 2001 and 2015, the Association of Algerian Radiomateurs (ARA) risks:
Losing its place (the Club) and being evicted.
Falling apart and following a suit of countries where it has happened before.
If the ARA falls apart it will not be very long before the rest of the amateur radio population here in Algeria dies out.
The ARA maintains a vital role in keeping up the dialogue with bodies of the government responsible. Losing ARA as a mediator in this process will most likely result in complicating or making impossible the licensing process (Turkmenistan is a perfect example of what could quickly happen here)
The debt that needs to be covered amounts to 505,816 Algerian Dinar (DZ) which translates into 2,719 Euros if changed in the current alternative market.
Seeing the world of amateur radio shrinking in a number of countries, I believe, it would be good if the amateur radio community could step in and resuscitate the ARA before it is too late.
The rent that was exorbitant in the previous years has been negotiated down to 21 Euros per month from January 1. 2016
I am attaching a few documents received from ARA:
1. A few older rent invoices.
2. A letter of appeal to the local business (brought no return or response).
3. Rental contract of the ARA.
4. A letter of eviction from OPGI (Government Office of Rentals).
All these documents can be published and shared. I have an endorsement for that.
It is for a very good cause. It would be good if we could make a difference. 73 VB
* If you would like to donate to help ARA exist, then donations can be made via DX-World using paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org — DX-World will then transfer all proceeds raised to Vladimir who will present to ARA. Please stipulate you are donating to help Amateur Radio in Algeria when using paypal. Thank you for your help in this important matter. Nobody wants to see Algeria go the same way as Turkmenistan with regards no ham radio activity.
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NA-170. Max, IZ2ZTQ, is now active as HP2/IZ2ZTQ from San Blas Archipelago until the end of February. Activity will be on various HF bands (check IOTA frq). QSL via IZ2LSP, direct, LoTW or eQSL.
OC-166. Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/7 from the following
islands within North Bornoe Province:
January 25-26th -- Nunukan Island
January 27-29th -- Tarakan Island
Activity will be with low power into a multi-band vertical antenna.
If propagation is poor, he will focus on 30/20 meters CW.
All dates are tentative and can change according to his transportation.
OC-227. Lyn, VK4EI/VK4SWE, will be active on Sweers Island until
January 26th. Look for VK4SWE on SSB and VK4EI on CW. Activity will be mostly on 20 and 15 meters. QSL via NR6M.
OC-237. Adhi, YB3MM, will be active from Nusa Barung Island. More
details will be forthcoming.
OC-295. Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/7 from Sebatik Island
in the North Bornoe Province between January 21-24th. Activity will be with low power into a multi-band vertical antenna. If propagation is poor, he will focus on 30/20 meters CW. The dates are tentative and can change according to his transportation.
SA-200. The following was posted on the CE1/IT9YRE and CE1/I1SNW
Pajaros Rocks Web page, January 15th: "For logistical and security reasons to climb on the rock, the February 2017 activity in SA-100 Pajaros islands was again postponed, the news will be published on the web". Their Web page can be view at: http://www.it9yre.it/ce1
AS-088. Members of Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) will be active as A70X from Al Safliyah Island between January 1-7th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.
EU-123. Operators George/EA2TA, Dave/EI9FBB and Col/MM0NDX will be
active as MS0INT from Isle of Bute between February 10-12th, 2017. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via M0OXO.
EU-157. Operators Gil/F4FET, Antoine/F5RAB and possibly others will
be active as TM1CEZ from Cezembre Island between December 26-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will have 3-4 stations on the air. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/.
Программа IOTA отпраздновала свое 50 летие в июле 2014. За время существования программа приобрела до 2500 активных пользователей и около 15000 интересующихся программой. Это поставило программу IOTA на второе место по популярности после диплома DXCC. В последний год правление сообщества радиолюбителей Великобритании (RSGB) определило направление, в котором должна двигаться программа, и одним из его приоритетов является программа необходимости предоставления сервиса аналогичного LоTW.
Группа энтузиастов начала работать в сообществе над решением этого вопроса.
Данная работа дала результат и мы рады сообщить о создании новой организации, которая будет называться IOTA Foundation.
Она будет управляться энтузиастами программы IOTA в партнерстве с сообществом RSGB. Главная задача создание аналога LOTW в 2017 году. Группа включает в себя Roger Balister, G3KMA, Bob Barden, MD0CCE, Cezar Trifu, VE3LYC and Johan Willemsen, PA3EXX с участием представителей радиолюбителей за рубежом.
AS-074; 9M2; Selangor / Negeri Sembilan State group: Members of the
Melake DX Club and the Kuala Lumpur DX Team are going to activate
Indah Island as 9M4SI from the 7th to the 9th. QRV on 40-10m on CW,
SSB, and PSK. Plans depend on situational circumstances. QSL via
9M2YOT (d). Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog.
EU-003; CU1, CU2; Eastern Azores group: Karel/OK2ZI is currently
active holiday-style as CT8/OK2ZI until Feb. 6 from Sao Miguel
Island (DIP AZ-002, PIP AC-002, WLOTA 2016). QRV on 160-10m on CW,
SSB, and digital modes. QSL only via OQRS and LoTW.
NA-015; Co, KG4; Cuba: Jim/WB2REM, Bob/N4PSK, Cliff/N4SIA, and
Nancy/K9DIG plan to activate Guantanamo Bay (WLOTA 0358) between
Feb. 6 and 13 as KG4HI, KG4RQ, KG4AS, and KG4YL. QRV on HF on CW,
SSB, and digital modes. QSL KG4RQ and KG4HI via WB2REM (d), LoTW,
eQSL; KG4YL via K9DIG (d/B), LoTW, eQSL, KG4AS via N4SIA.
NA-069; W4; Florida State South West (Charlotte / Lee County)
group: Operators Stan/W9SMR, Bob/KC9UR, Den/W2DEN, and Net/N2RDX, members of "PODXS 070", will get on the air as W9SMR/4 from Gasparilla Island (USi FL034S, WW Loc. EL86ur) and Boca Grande
Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-910) on the 9th. QRV between 13z and 23z on
40-10m on SSB, PSK31, JT9, and JT65. QSL direct via W9SMR, LoTW. http://www.podxs070.com/
NA-080; C6; Little Bahama Bank group: Bob/N4BP as C6AKQ, Tim/N4UM
as C6ARU und Mike/K4RUM as C6AUM are going to put Grand Bahama
Island (WLOTA 0527) on the air between the 9th and 24th. Mike and
Bob are going to participate in the CQWW RTTY contest. They will be
joined on the 20th by Chris/NX4N (C6AWW). The group also plans to
work in the ARRL International DX Contest (C6AKQ on 160m, C6AWW on
80, and C6AUM on 40m). QSL via homecalls, LoTW.
NA-102; FG; Guadeloupe: Philippe/F1DUZ operates holiday-style
between Feb. 6 and March 16 from the E.M.E. Guadeloupe club station
at Saint Anne, Guadeloupe Island (DIFO FG-001, WLOTA 0644, FFF-155,
WW Loc. FK96HF). QRV as FG4KH on HF and 2m EME. QSL via F1DUZ
OC-022; YB9; Bali Island: Emmanuel/F5LIT will get on the air from
Bali (WLOTA 2589) between the 4th and 17th. QRV on 20-10m, QSL via
h/c (d), LoTW.
OC-086; KH0; Northern Mariana Islands: Sean/EI2CR will be active
again as KH0/EI2CR between the 4th and the 7th from Saipan (USi
NI-002S, WLOTA 1333). QSL via EI2CR (d/B).
OC-157. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/8 from Bandaneira Island between December 22-27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or by ClubLog's OQRS.
SA-070. Members of the Radio Club de Concepción (CE5JA) will be active
as XR5JA from Quiriquina Island between December 6-7th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via CE5JA, direct or by the Bureau.
AF-017; 3B9, Rodrigues Island: Johnny/SM6JBC is QRV from Rodrigues as 3B9JB from November 26th to December 2nd (WLOTA 4265) on HF in
SSB and PSK. QSL via Homecall (d/B).
AN-007; VP8, South Georgia Island: Mike/GM0HCQ/VP8CMH will operate as VP8SGK from November 27th to 29th from South Georgia Island on
the HF bands in SSB. QSL via GM0CHQ (direct), LoTW and eQSL.
NA-134; OX, Greenland's Coastal Islands North West: Bo/OZ1DJJ will
be QRV as OX3LX from Udkiggen Island (WLOTA 0625, WW Loc. GP39ff)
on all HF bands from November 26th to December 1st. 2m EME is also
planned. QSL via OZ1PIF (d), (L). http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped
OC-029; V7, Ratak Chain: Tim/NL8F returns to the Marshall Islands and will operate as V73TM from November 26th to December 3rd from Majuro Island. QSL via K8NA (d) or LoTW.
OC-042; DU1/DU2/DU3/DU4, Luzon Island: Serge/R7KW and Oleg/YL3JM will operate as DU3/homecall from November 24th to December 2nd from Luzon Island, mostly in CW and a little RTTY in holiday style. This operation includes an entry in the CQWW CW contest. From November 25 to 27 they are attempting to activate Corregidor Island (OC-244). QSL via K2PF, Clublog.
SA-006; PJ4, Bonaire Island: Alex/DL1NX will operate from Bonaire in
holiday style from November 25th to December 2nd and operate as
PJ4/DL1NX. QSL via Homecall (d/B), LoTW.
AS-013; 8Q, Maldive Islands: Vadim/R9DX, Serge/UA8DX, and
Igor/UA9CDC will be active again as 8Q7DV from Sun Island (WLOTA
0317, WW Loc. KM39at) between Nov. 24 and Dec. 4. Their main focus
will be the CQWW contest. QSL via R9DX (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.
AS-099; TA, Canakkale / Balikesir / Izmir Province group:
The annual expedition of the Bulgarian Elecraft team takes operators
Nick/LZ1NK, Christo/LZ3FN, Plamen/ LZ1DCW, Illian/LZ1CNN,
Nick/LZ3ND, Nasko/LZ3YY, Yasar/TA3D, Mustafa/TA2TX,
Mirislav/LZ1MBU, and Krasi/LZ2UW to Bozcaada Island (WLOTA 0085).
QRV Nov. 19 to 25 with their homecalls/TA0, during the contest as
TC0A. QSL for TC0A via LoTW (preferred) or LZ1NK. http://tc0a.lz5x.com/
AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Tosy/JA3FGJ, Ross/JA3HBF,
and Hid/JA3KGF will be active with their homecalls/5 from Shodo
Island between Nov. 20 and 23. QRV on 40-10m in CW, SSB, and RTTY.
QSL via h/c, bureau preferred.
AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Also active from Shodo will
be Take/JI3DST as JI3DST/5 (CW and SSB) and JS6RRR/5 (RTTY and FM).
QRV from Nov. 22 to 25, QSL via homecalls (d/B). http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst
NA-024; J3, Grenada: Rob/DL7VOA will be active holiday-style as
J34O from Grenada (WLOTA 0718) between Nov. 22 and Dec. 6. QRV on
40-10m, mainly in CW. He will also participate in the CQWW contest.
QSL via DL7VOA (d/B).
NA-105; FS/PJ7, St Martin: John/K9EL will be active again as
FS/K9EL from St. Martin (WLOTA 0383, DIFO FS-001). between Nov. 19
and Dec. 2. QRV on 160-10m, including the contest. QSL via K9EL
(d/B), ClubLog, LoTW, eQSL.
NA-107; FM, Martinique: Dimitry/UT5UGR is going to work as FM/KL7WA
between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 from Martinique. QRV on HF in CW and
SSB, during the contest as TO7A. QSL for both calls only direct via
NA-122; HI, Dominican Republic's Coastal Islands: A team of 20
mostly very experienced CW operators is going to activate Saona
Island (WLOTA 2304, HIFF-003) as HI2DX from the 19th to the 23rd.
QRV on 160-6m in CW, SSB, and digital modes, running 7 stations for
a goal of 100000 QSOs. QSL via M0URX (d/B), OQRS. http://saonadxpedition2014.com/?lang=en
OC-019; KH6/KH7, Hawaiian Islands: Kevin/W4KLS will be active from
Oahu Island (WW Loc. BG11bg) as W4KLS/KH6 from the 15th to the
22nd. QSL via h/c (d/B).
OC-151; YB9, Tenggara Timur Islands: Juergen/DL7UVO and
Burkhard/DL3KZA plan to put Komodo Island (WW Loc OI91rk) and
Flores (WLOTA 0089 & 0026) on the air from the 17th to the 27th
signing YB9/homecalls. QRV on HF in CW and SSB. The islands are
part of the Komodo National Park (WWFF YBFF-027). QSL via DL7UVO
(d/B), OQRS; DL3KZA (B).
OC-172; VK4, Queensland State (North Coast) Centre group und OC-187; VK4, Queensland State (North Coast) North group:
Lyn/VK4EI informs the ham community that she won't be on OC-227 during November and parts of December. She travels on a boat during that time and hopes to activate OC-172 and OC-187, depending on wx
conditions. QSL via NR6M (d/B).
OC-210; YB8, Sangihe Islands: Ronald/ YC8ROP, Richard/YC8RBI,
Donny/YB8SX, Arnol/YC8TDK, and Denny/YC8UVH will activate Siau
Island from the 19th to the 23rd on all bands using their homecalls/p. QSL via h/c, YC8ROP via W2FB.
SA-001; CE0/XR0, Easter Island: Look for Gerben/PG5M to work
holiday-style from Easter Island (WLOTA 0319, DICE ICE-001,
CEFF-027) between the 23rd and 28th as CE0/PG5M. QRV on HF in CW.
QSL via OQRS. http://www.dx.to/
SA-005; CE0/XR0, Juan Fernandez Archipelago: Felipe/CE5WQO is going
to get on the air as CE0Z/CE5WQO from Juan Fernandez (WLOTA 0153,
DICE ICE 004) between the 19th and 27th as CE0Z/homecall. QSL via
SA-024; PY2, Sao Paulo State West group: Operators Pera/PY2AE,
Murilo/PY2DS, Joao Carlos/ PU2KKE, Willian/PU2XIZ, and
Flavio/PU2KFL activate Bom Abrigo Island (WLOTA 1244, DIB SP-013,
ARLHS BRA-013) as PW2BA from the 20th to the 23rd. They plan to
also activate Cardoso Island (DIB SP-07) as ZX2CA. QRV on 80, 40,
20, 10, and 6m. QSL PW2BA via PY2AE (d/B), ZX2CA via PY2DS (d).
SA-099; PJ2, Curacao Island: Joeke/PA0VDV operates as PJ2/PA0VDV
from Curacao (WLOTA 0942) from Nov. 20 until Dec. 26. QRV solely in
CW, also taking part in the contest. QSL via PA0VDV (d/B).
AS-049. Takeshi "TAKE"/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will be active as JI3DST/6 from Kuchino-Island (Tokara Island) between 0600z, December 27th and 0000z, January 4th (2015). Activity will be on 160/80/75/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB, FM and the Digital modes (RTTY/PSK31/JT65A). This operation is subject to change
because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JI3DST/6 via the Bureau or by ClubLog's OQRS. Please check QRZ.com for more details.
For more details and updates, see: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst
AS-200. Takeshi "TAKE"/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will once again be active as
JI3DST/5 (CW/SSB) and JS6RRR/5 (RTTY/FM) from Shodo Island (in the Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between November 22-25th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters. This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JS6RRR/5 and JI3DST/5 via the Bureau or by ClubLog's OQRS. Please check QRZ.com for more details. For more details and updates, see: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst
EU-067. Theodoros, SV1EJD, will be active as SV8/SV1EJD from Syros
Island between November 17-20th. Activity will be on the HF bands SSB only, hosted by Cyclades DX Club (SZ8ERS). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-125. Volker, DJ8VW, will be active as 5P8VW from Romo Island between December 6-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including
the 30/17/12m bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via DJ8VW ONLY DIRECT, LoTW or eQSL.
OC-151. Operators Jürgen/DL7UVO and Burkhard/DL3KZA, along with some Indonesian friends, will be active as YB9/homecall from Komodo
Island [Nov. 17-20th] and Flores Island [Nov. 21-28th] (Reference number: IOTA 151, WLOTA 0089, WLOTA 0026, YBFF-027). Activity
will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via their home-calls, by the Bureau, direct or ClubLog's OQRS.
OC-210. Operators Ronald/YC8ROP, Richard/YC8RBI, Donny/YB8SX, Arnol/YC8TDK and Denny/YC8UVH will be active as homecall/p from Siau
Island between November 19-23rd. This operation is a new one for the Nusantara Award. QSL YC8ROP/p via W2FB and all others via their home callsigns.
SA-024. Operators Marcelo Pera/PY2AE, Murilo/PY2DS, João Carlos/PU2KKE (Leader), Willian/PU2XIZ and Flávio/PU2KFL will be active as PW2BA from Bom Abrigo Island (ARLHS BRA-013, WLOTA 1244, DIB
SP-05) between November 20-23rd. Activity will be on 80-2 meters (and 70cm) using CW, SSB and FM. QSL via PY2AE, direct or by the Bureau. ADDED NOTE: They will also activate Cardoso Island (not IOTA) as ZX2CA for the Brazilian Islands Award (DIB SP-07). QSL ZX2CA via PY2DS only direct.
AF-017; 3B9, Rodrigues Island: Olov/G0CKV will be active from the 16th to the 22nd as 3B9HA from Rodrigues Island (WLOTA 4265, 3BFF-004). QRV holiday-style in HF on CW, low band activity depending on condx. QSL via G0CKV, LoTW.
EU-029; OZ, Sjaelland Archipelago: Andy/DL5AND, Ben/DO1BEN, Georg/DL3YAT, and Vinny/DL6II pay Lolland (DIA SJ015, WLOTA 2773, WW Loc. JQ54qv) a visit from the 6th to the 14th of November, operating as OZ0IL. QRV on 80-10m in CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via DO1BEN, bureau prefered, but direct also ok.
NA-143; W5, Texas State East (Matagorda to Jefferson County) group: Joe/K5KUA operates again as K5KUA/5 from Galveston Island between the 12th and 16th on HF. QSL via h/c (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.
OC-208; YB8, Banggai Islands: Din/YB8RW and Syafyuddin/YB8OUN will put the Banggai Islands on the air from the 18th until the 22nd signing their homecalls/p. QRV on HF in CW and SSB. QSL via YB8RW (d), OQRS.
SA-099; PJ2, Curacao Island: Geoff/W0CG, Gene/KB7Q (PJ2/KB7Q), and Joerg/DF9LJ (PJ2/DF9LJ) operate from the Signal Point Contest Station between Nov. 18 and Dec. 2, either as PJ2T or with their own PJ2-calls. Of course they are going to participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL PJ2T via W3HNK, PJ2DX via W0CG, others via homecalls.
AF-019. (Correction/Update) Sam, IT9/LY5W (at II9P), who has been active on topband this past week, reports that they are looking for skillful operators for the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 29-30th) from Sicily (not Lampedusa Island) as possibly a Multi-2 or Multi/Multi entry. Contact Sam/LY5W or Carmelo/IT9AUG, Antonello/IT9EQO and Marcelo/IT9CJC directly. Sam states, "I can say, here is one of the best Contest QTH in South Europe." Sam will be heading back home to Lithuania in December.
Visit their Web page at: http://ig9.ii9p.com
EU-125. Volker, DJ8VW, will be active as 5P8VW from Romo Island between December 6-20th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL to his
home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
OC-049. Hans, DF2UU, is now active as A35DX from Atata Island until
November 14th. Activity is on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL via his home callsign.
OC-208. Operators Din/YB8RW and Syafyuddin/YB8OUN will be active
homecall/p from Banggai Island between November 18-22nd.
Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via YB8RW direct or OQRS.
AF-016; FR, Reunion Island: Stephane/ F5UOW and Alain/F8FUA are due
to appear from Reunion (DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, FFF-011) between
Oct. 29 and Nov. 20 signing FR/homecalls. QRV on HF in CW, SSB, and
RTTY. QSL via LotW, homecalls (d/B).
AF-024; S7, Inner Islands: Bigi/DE3BWR and Heli/DD0VR get on the air as S79VR from Mahe (WLOTA 3286), Praslin (WLOTA 2862), and La Dique (WLOTA 3066) between Nov. 3 and 30 running 500W in SSB and QRP in CW on 20-10m. QSL via DD0VR (d/B).
AF-090; 5R, Madagascar's Coastal Islands East: Eric/F6ICX will be active once more holiday-style as 5R8IC from Saint-Marie Island between Nov. 3 and December 12 on HF. QSL via F6ICX (d/B), LoTW.
AS-013; 8Q, Maldive Islands: George/KQ8Z/GM0IIO will be active as
8Q7OO from Kuredu Island between the 29th of October and 11th of
November on HF. QSL only direct via GM0IIO.
AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Taka/JS6ROO and Take/JI3DST
(JS6RRR) plan to get on the air as JS6ROO/5 (CW/SSB/FM/AM/Digi),
JS6RRR/5 (SSB/CW), and JI3DST/5 (RTTY/FM) between Nov. and 3 on
40-6m. Their exact schedule depends on wx conditions. QSLs via bureau, OQRS.
EU-013; GJ/MJ, Jersey: Rich/M5RIC and Jack/G8DX will be active as
GJ8DX from Jersey (WLOTA 0818) between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4. QRV on
all HF bands in CW, SSB, and RTTY with a focus on WARC. Bureau QSLs
only via OQRS, direct via G8DX, LoTW.
EU-023; F, Malta group: Klaus/DD1AY will be holidaying on Malta
(WLOTA 1113) between Oct. 31 and Nov. 16. QRV as 9H3GK on HF. QSL
via h/c (d/B), eQSL, LoTW.
NA-005; VP9, Bermuda Islands: Bill/K2HVN goes on his first DXpedition from Nov. 3 to 10 to Bermuda. QRV as VP9/K2HVN on 30, 20, and 17m in CW and SSB. QSL via K2HVN (d/B).
NA-135; XE3, Campeche State group: Bernardo/XE3AGM activates Isla
del Carmen (WLOTA 2191) during November. QRV on 40 and 15m, mainly
in SSB. QSL only via direct.
OC-040; E6, Niue Island: Alan/VK4WR and Graeme/VK4FI get on the air
as E6RQ and E6SG from Alofi/Niue Islands. QRV from Nov. 2 to 9 on
40-10m. QSLs only direct via VK4FI.
SA-061; CE6, La Araucania Region / Los Lagos Region North group:
Mark/LU7CAW and Martin/LU9EFO are going to activate Mocha Island
(WLOTA 0684, DICE ICE-601, CEFF-067) from the 4th to the 10th of
November as CE5/homecalls (dates depending on wx conditions). QRV on all HF bands, mainly in SSB. QSL via h/c (d/B).
The following activities have been approved for award credit:
AS-200 (several JA5 stations), AS-201 (TA0/ DF8DX), EU-191 (YP0F),
NA-247 (PJ7PK), and OC-294 (VK6ISL).
AF-019. (Update) Dan, S50U, reports,
"On Thursday night strong winds caused by Gonzalo hurricane destroyed almost all antennas at IO9Y M/M Lampedusa Contest Team station. There will be only sporadic operation from IG9/CALL stations in low-power category during CQWW SSB contest. All transportations from the Island are canceled because of bad weather and team will return home when ferries start to run."
AS-072. Members of the 9M2SE Malaysian Special Expedition Team will be active from Pangkor Island between 0800z, November 7th and 0100z, November 9th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and CW. Operators mentioned are Piju/9M2PJU, Rizal/9M2RDX, Khairul/9M2KRZ, Wak Mit/9M2TPT, Rosli/9M2RHQ, Zamri/9W2NMX, Ikmal/9W2EDU, Mat Meran/9W2VVN, Weerut/9W2RUT, Kopok/9W2JDY and Izat/9W2RI.
They will have 2 transceivers with 100 watts on the air using 2 element 3 bands yagi (20/15/10m), EFHW vertical (40-10m) and G5RV junior (40-10m). Piju informs OPDX,"Please support our activity. We are promoting our country, heritage, culture, beautiful islands and beaches to the world.
Malaysia has many beautiful beaches and islands, lots of city excitement, nature and adventure, also cultural attractions.
It is time to explore Malaysia. Spread the words."
EU-025. The II9K Contest Team will once again be active as II9K from
Sicily Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Giuseppe/IT9HBT, Girolamo/IT9GNG, Rino/IT9FXY, Vincenzo/IT9ECQ, Sal/IW9FRA, Mike/IF9ZWA, Domenico/IW9GTD, Salvatore/DH7SA and Josep/EA3KS.
The II9K ContestTeam will be active with an improved setup and new Momobeam stacked Yagis. QSL via IT9HBT.
EU-174. Operators Peter/HA5OV, Kéki/YT7DQ, Barichek/YU7CM and YZ7ZZ are now active as SV8/HA5OV from Thassos Island (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS) until October 29th.
Look for operators to use their own callsigns outside of the
contest as SV8/homecall. QSL via their home callsigns.
IOTA and Crimea - "IOTA Management has decided that, given the unresolved political situation in Crimea, it has no course open to it
except, for a period initially of one year, to freeze certain actions connected with Crimea that it would normally take in the routine management of the IOTA programme. This means that it will not accept or issue credit for EU-180 operations taking place after 17 March 2014 that use a non-Ukrainian callsign, or accede to any requests from programme participants for update of their records or changes of callsign and/or checkpoint that involve a change of DXCC entity. The Committee will review the situation after one year in the light of developments. IOTA Management regrets taking this action but it accords with
practice adopted elsewhere..... G3KMA, 21 Oct 2014"
SA-024. Operators Marcelo/PY2AE, Murilo/PY2DS, João/PU2KKE, Willian/
PU2XIZ and Fábio/PU2KFL will be active as ZX2CA from Cardoso Island (DIB SP-07), and as PW2BA from Bom Abrigo Island and Lighthouse (ARLHS-BRA-013, DIB-SP-05, DFB-SP-03) between November 21-24th. Operators will spend two days on each island (Cardoso Island should be first depending on the sea conditions).
Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10/6/2 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL ZX2CA via PY2DS direct. QSL PW2BA via PY2AE direct.
Руководство дипломной программы IOTA
в связи с непонятной политической ситуацией в Крыму,
приняло решение не засчитывать работу с IOTA EU-180
сроком на 1 год начиная с 17 марта 2014 при использовании
позывных выданных не Украиной.
Руководство дипломной программы IOTA
в связи с непонятной политической ситуацией в Крыму,
приняло решение не засчитывать работу с IOTA EU-180
сроком на 1 год начиная с 17 марта 2014 при использовании
позывных выданных не Украиной.