Cq ww dx contest crimea statin discrimination!!!!!


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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Today, 04:03 AM #3 UA9KAA

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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).

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Russian radar and Voice of Iran on 21 MHz | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Source:  Southgate Amateur Radio Club News.

 

Russian radar and Voice of Iran on 21 MHz

The IARU Monitoring System newsletter reports a Russian radar covered the entire 21 MHz amateur radio band and a spurious emission from Voice of Iran is also causing interference

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

http://www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/news2014/news1409.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

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I hope this isn’t a return to the old Russian “Woodpecker” signal amateur radio operators endured on 40 meters during the 1980s.  The signals have been traced to a Russian over the horizon HF radar system which covers the entire 21 MHz band (15 meters).  A spurious emission from “The Voice of Iran” is also creating some interference on 15 meter.

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).

Simple amateur radio antenna


job description amateur antennas for HF and VHF bands (RT @wire_antennas: Ham radio antennas http://t.co/KV1WtAI7Mm)

Source: www.2dipol.com

Another one of those intriguing antenna designs from our amateur radio friends in the Russian Federation.  I can’t vouch for the claimed 21.4 dB gain claimed in the article.  But, the antenna is interesting and would probably be fun to build and work with.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

PACE Nanosatellite Project – Spacecraft


#PACE is a CubeSat launched by National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. There is amateur radio station on it! http://t.co/KENRHZhIxJ

Source: satellite.ncku.edu.tw

This is the latest update on the recently launched PACE Cubesat built by students at the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. The mission of the lightweight satellite (less than 2 kilograms) is “to conduct attitude control experiments”.  PACE was part of a payload launched from Russia with a Dnepr launch vehicle.  Once the low earth orbit (LEO) of 620 km is confirmed and equipment is checked out, more information will be released.  For details, visit juang@mail.ncku.edu.tw.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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