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Fri Jun 15, 2018

DX News from the ARRL....

15 June, 2018

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by VK4ZD, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

VIET NAM, 3W. Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as 3W9NH from Hoi An until June 18. Activity is on the HF bands, and possibly 6 meters, using CW and FT8. This includes being an entry in the All Asian DX CW contest. QSL direct to home call.

ALGERIA, 7X. Special event station 7X2FIFA is active until July 15 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. QSL via operators' instructions.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L. Mark, KW4XJ is now QRV as 9L1YXJ from Freetown.
He is generally active on 40 to 10 meters using FT8 and some CW. QSL to home call.

TAIWAN, BV. Members of the Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League are QRV with special call BV18FIFA until July 15 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

IRELAND, EI. Members of the EIDX Group are QRV as EJ0DXG from Little Saltee Island, IOTA EU-103, until June 18 as part of their All Irish IOTA Groups effort. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.

FRANCE, F. Special event station TM62GG is QRV from Meurchin on June 17 and 18 to commemorate the end of World War I. QSL via F4AHN.

ENGLAND, G. Special event station GB4LMG will be QRV from the Gloucester Life Museum on June 16 as part of the International Museums Weekend. QSL direct to G4CIB.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4. Haru, JA1XGI will be QRV as H44XG from Honiara from June 21 to 27. Activity will be on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 and 12 meters using CW, and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL direct to home call.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. A large group of operators will be QRV as 6M6M from Yonghung Island, IOTA AS-105, grid square PM37fg, on June 16 and 17. Activity will be on 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via DS1SYV.

THAILAND, HS. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of IARU Region 3, members of the Radio Society of Thailand are QRV as HS50IARU until October 31. QSL via LoTW.

GUAM, KH2. Masayuki, JR3RIU will be QRV as WH2JA in the All Asian DX CW contest. QSL to home call.

LUXEMBOURG, LX. A group of operators are QRV with special event call LX8SAR during the 2018 SAARLORLUX Friendship meeting being held in Weicherdange. QSL via DK4XC.

EGYPT, SU. Special event station SU18FWC is QRV until July 15 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Activity is on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via SM5AQD.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station R400N is QRV until July 15 to celebrate 400 years since Novokuznetsk City was founded. QSL via RV9V.

BRUNEI, V8. Members of the Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association are QRV with special event station V850IARU until October 31 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of IARU Region 3. QSL via V85TL.

CANADA, VE. Members of the Rotarians Of Amateur Radio and Friends will be QRV with special event station VE3R from June 20 to 30 for the Rotary International Convention in Toronto. QSL via bureau.

FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8. Station VP8HDM will be QRV on June 16 and 17 from the Historic Dockyard Museum in Stanley, IOTA SA-002. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and FT8. QSL direct to VP8LP.

INDIA, VU. Members of the Bangalore Amateur Radio Club are QRV with special call VU18FIFA until July 16 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

MEXICO, XE. Look for special event station 4A18FWC to be QRV until July 15 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. QSL via bureau.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Lawrence, K8HTC will be QRV as ZF2LT from Grand Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016, from June 18 to 24. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
ARRL SSB Kids Day, All Asian DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, SMIRK Contest, Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY Contest, International Museums Weekend, ARR BPSK63 Contest, IARU Region 1 50 MHz Contest, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest, Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, West Virginia QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint and the WAB 50 MHz Phone are all on tap for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for June 18.
The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for June 20.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see June QST, page 82, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

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Thu Jun 14, 2018

[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Annual General Meeting: Saturday, June 16 at the Annual Red Deer Picnic and Hamfest


​Update: The deadline to register for the AGM Webinar is Friday, June 15 at 11 am EDT. Please see below for more information

https://wp.rac.ca/rac-annual-general-meeting-webinar-deadline-is-friday-june-15-at-11-am-edt/

The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Red Deer, Alberta as part of RAC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.

The AGM event will be hosted by the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club and will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Annual Red Deer Picnic and Hamfest which is being held at the same location.

All RAC members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Date: Saturday, June 16.

Time: 1 pm (Mountain Daylight Time)

Place: The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Shady Nook Community Hall, Township Road 380, in Red Deer, Alberta.

Agenda items will include:

1) Report of the President

2) Review of the 2017 finances

3) Appointment of auditors for 2018

A Question and Answer period will follow the AGM proceedings.

This is your opportunity to hear what your representatives have been doing over the past year, to raise questions, and to make suggestions about how RAC is managed and where it is going in the future.

All RAC members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting. If you are planning on attending the AGM and Hamfest please let us know by completing the online form at http://www.caarc.ca/ so that the organizers can make arrangements for food.

Webinar:

If you cannot attend the meeting in person we are pleased to provide a Webinar which RAC members can attend remotely by completing the online form provided at the following link by 11 am EDT on Friday, June 15:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/586218209631892993

Please install and test the Webinar software in advance. You will receive additional details in a registration confirmation email. The Webinar will begin at 1:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time but please log into the session at least 10 to 15 minutes in advance.

If you wish to submit a question to the RAC President for the Q&A session please send it to ve3xra@rac.ca before 6 pm EDT on Friday, June 15.

For more information about the 2018 Annual Red Deer Picnic and Hamfest please see the information below and visit their website at http://www.caarc.ca/



48th Annual Red Deer Picnic and Hamfest
www.caarc.ca/

The Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club (CAARC) is pleased to host the RAC Annual General Meeting as part of its 48th Annual Picnic and Hamfest.

Date: Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17.

Place: The Hamfest will be held at the Shady Nook Community Hall, Township Road 380, in Red Deer.

Time: The Hamfest will be open to the public from 2 pm (Mountain Daylight Time) on Friday until noon on Sunday. Registration starts at 12 noon on Friday, June 15 and at 8 am on Saturday, June 16. The Annual General Meeting of Radio Amateurs of Canada will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, June 16.

Description: The 48th Annual Red Deer Amateur Radio Picnic and Hamfest will feature ARES Annual meeting, displays, vendors, tailgate fleamarket, roast baron of beef supper Saturday night, pancake breakfast Sunday morning, draws and door prizes.

Talkin: 147.150, 146.520

For more information please visit http://www.caarc.ca or contact Garry, VE6CIA, at ve6cia@rac.ca

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

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Tue Jun 12, 2018

Online petition about radio interference....

Online petition about radio interference!

Radio Amateurs in Quebec have told us of a petition involving a radio station that is 'generating interference on purpose'.

While we have not had a chance to investigate the specific details of the incidents the petition refers to, we agree with the importance of acting to support the security of high frequency communications.

Those interested in signing the petition can do so at the following website:
https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1631

The petition will be closed for signatures on October 4, 2018 at 9:33 am.

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director
Radio Amateurs of Canada

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 12-06-18 | [0] comments (46 views) | 

[RAC-Bulletin] Online petition about radio interference

Deadline for signatures: October 4, 2018

https://wp.rac.ca/online-petition-about-radio-interference/

Radio Amateurs in Quebec have told us of a petition involving a radio station that is “generating interference on purpose”.

While we have not had a chance to investigate the specific details of the incidents the petition refers to we agree with the importance of acting to support the security of high frequency communications.

Those interested in signing the petition can do so at the following website:

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1631

The petition will be closed for signatures on October 4, 2018 at 9:33 am.


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 12-06-18 | [0] comments (41 views) | 
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