Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Propagation Report from

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

26 October, 2014

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the expected solar activity will be at moderate

levels with huge sunspot AR2192 posing a

threat for X-class solar flares.

If you want to do your own frequency predictions, the expected effective sunspot number for the week will be around 160.

The 20 to 10 metre bands will provide lots of DX fun with some exciting 6 metre openings also possible.

Please visit the website http://spaceweather.sansa.org.za for further information

South African Radio League

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Here’s the latest propagation forecast from Hannes Coetzee (ZD6BZP). Large sunspot AR2192 could make the week exciting with the possibility of a X-class solar flare.  This huge sunspot has already generated at least seven M-class solar flares, which have briefly interrupted HF communications.  Hannes believes “The 20 to 10 metre bands will provide lots of DX fun with some exciting 5 metre openings also possible.:

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

IOTA news from OPDX | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Sunday, October 12, 2014

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IOTA News from OPDX

13 October, 2014

Island activities:

AF-019. (Correction – Not AF-109) Miran, S50O, will operate as IG9/S50O from Lampedusa Island, QTH Punto Alaimo (WW LOC JM65HM) until end of November. Miran will participate in both SSB and CW CQWW Contests as IO9Y team member in Multi/Multi entry from

ZONE 33. All QSLs for IG9/S50O via his home callsign by the Bureau, direct with SASE + 2 USDs or Clublog’s OQRS. Cards will be ready to print soon into 2015, LoTW later.

AS-026. Members of the Korea Contest Club (KCC) will be active as

D70LW from Cheju Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October

25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DS4NYE. Log also will be uploaded to LoTW after the operation. Operators mentioned are Han/DS2GOO, YeonSun/DS4DBF, SeungMin/DS4NYE, Rocky/HL1VAU,

Kijun/HL3AMO, Kang/HL4HGE and possibly others.

AS-200. Operators Taka/JS6ROO and Takeshi “TAKE”/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will be active as JS6ROO/5 (CW/SSB/FM/AM/DIGI), JS6RRR/5 (SSB/CW)

and JI3DST/5 (RTTY/FM), respectively, from Shodo Island (in the Shikoku’s Coastal Islands) between 0700z, November 1st and 2300z, November 3rd. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters.

This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JS6ROO/5 via the Bureau (NEVER SEND DIRECT!!).

QSL JS6RRR/5 and JI3DST/5 via the Bureau or by ClubLog’s OQRS.

Please check QRZ.com for more details.

RSGB IOTA website

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

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Here’ the latest Islands On The Air (IOTA) report from OPDX and the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club.  The reports concentrates on three island DXpeditions:  AF-019 (Lampedusa Island); AS-076 (Cheju Island, Korea), and AS-200 (Shodo Island, Shikoku Coastal Island Group). There are  some excellent DX possibilities in this group.

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Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

Antique Wireless Association AM and SSB Valve QSO Party | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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Antique Wireless Association AM and SSB Valve QSO Party

The Antique Wireless Association AM and SSB Valve QSO Party will be held over two sessions on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October 2014 between 15:00 to 19:00 CAT on each day.

The AM section will be held on Saturday and the SSB section on Sunday with phone activity on 40 and 80 metres.

The frequencies to use on 40 metres are 7 063 to 7 100 kHz and on 80 metres, 3 603 to 3 650 kHz. The exchange is your call sign, a RS report, a consecutive serial number starting at 001 and the type of radio used, e.g. HT37 TX.

If you are using an all valve radio, you earn 3 points per contact; using a Hybrid (valve & solid state) radio is 2 points per contact and using a Solid State radio is 1 point per contact.

The multiplier for an all valve radio is 3 points per contact; for a Hybrid (valve & solid state), it is 2 points per contact and for a Solid State radio it is 1 point per contact.

Certificates will be awarded to the first three places in each category – AM and SSB.

Submit your log by 31 October to the

Southern African Antique Wireless Association,

PO Box 12320, Benoryn, 1504.

Or by e-mail to  andyzs6ady[at]vodamail.co.za

The South African Radio League

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This sounds like an exciting event sponsored by the Southern African Antique Wireless Association and the South African Radio League.  The SSB and “Valve” (tube) QSO Party is set for Saturday, 11 October 2014 and Sunday, 12 October 2014, between 1500 and 1900 hours Central African Time (CAT).  Depending on propagation and time of day, you can work South African stations on phone between 7.063 MHz to 7.100 MHz on 40 meters and between 3.603 MHz to 3.650 MHz on 80 meters.

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

Until next time,

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

DXCC Country/Entity Report | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Monday, September 22, 2014

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DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th-September, through Sunday, 21st-September there were 225 countries active.

Countries available:

3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y,

A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, D4, DL, DU, E3, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, JY,

K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,

V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP5, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS

PLEASE NOTE: The report “could” contain “Pirate/SLIM” operations or more likely a “BUSTED CALLSIGN”. As always, you never know – “Work First Worry Later” (WFWL).

OPDX

 

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According to this report, 225 “countries” are available for DXCC credit. There are some excellent DX opportunities here.  Take some time to find out how many you can contact.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

UK ISS school contacts postponed | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Page last updated on: Sunday, September 21, 2014

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UK ISS school contacts postponed

The planned contacts between astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO on the ISS and pupils at Winter Gardens Primary School, Canvey Island, Essex and Pilton Bluecoat School, Barnstaple, Devon on Tuesday have been postponed

The SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying SpinSat and its amateur radio payload to the ISS had been due to take place early Saturday morning. Due to bad weather the launch was delayed until Sunday morning which has had a knock-on effect on the planned schools contacts.

John AG9D posted:

ARISS Contact Tuesday POSTPONED

Sent: 21 September 2014 19:55

Due to the one day delay of the Space X launch, berthing day now falls on Tuesday and has resulted in the cancellation of the Winter Gardens Primary School, Canvey Island and Pilton Bluecoat School, Barnstaple, United Kingdom

73, John – AG9D

ARISS Audio

AMSAT-UK http://amsat-uk.org/

 

 

 

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A bit of bad luck for some UK schools scheduled to talk with the International Space Station.  Perhaps the contacts can be rescheduled for a later date.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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