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Wed Apr 25, 2018

[RAC-Bulletin] Royal Wedding special call sign GR9RW: May 19-23

Royal Wedding between HRH Prince Harry and Ms. Megan Markle

The special call sign GR9RW will be active for five days in May to mark the occasion of the Royal Wedding between His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms. Megan Markle, which is due to take place on May 19, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in England.

This commemorative Amateur Radio station will be operated by members of the Cray Valley Radio Society from Eltham in southeast London, in the United Kingdom.

Ofcom, the communications regulator in the United Kingdom, has issued this unique Special Event call sign to be used from May 19 to May 23 inclusive, and it is believed “it may be the first time that the ‘GR9’ prefix has ever been active”.

GR9RW will primarily use SSB and CW, and additionally FM on the VHF and UHF bands. Two HF stations and one VHF station will be active and will cover all bands from 80m to 70cm.

A very special QSL card will be sent on request and cards can also be requested via OQRS.

For more information visit the Cray Valley Radio Society's website at and look on the QRZ page for GR9RW for details of the station and how to obtain the special QSL card.

Up-to-date information will also be posted on the Cray Valley Radio Society's Twitter feed: @G3RCV.

For further information about the Royal Wedding itself please visit:

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 25-04-18 | [0] comments (27 views) | 

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club....

25 April, 2018

Island activities:

CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

AF-088; C9, Nampula District group: Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ,
Al/RZ3K, and Vlad/RK8A will be activating Mozambique Island between
April 29 and May 3 as C96RRC. QRV on 40-10m on CW, SSB, and digital
modes. QSL via R7AL (d/B), ClubLog OQRS.

AS-047; JA6, Daito Islands: Tak/JR1LZK and Mitsu/JE1HXZ are going to sign their calls /6 between April 27 and May 7 from Daito Island on 80-6m on CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8. QSL via homecall (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.

EU-015; SV9, Crete Island: Seppo/OH1VR operates as SV9/OH1VR from
Stalos Island between April 25 and May 2 on 80-10m. QSL via OH1VR (d).

EU-053, OJ0/SM, Market Reef: Pasi/OH3WS will be active during his
spare time from Market Reef as OJ0W between the 27th of April and
the 4th of May. QRV on HF on CW and some SSB. QSL via OH3WS (d/B).

EU-065; F, Bretagne (Finistere North West) Region group:
Jerry/F4HJO will be active from the Ile d'Ouessant (DIFM AT001,
FFF-1683, WLOTA 0208) between April 28 and May 4 as F4HJO/p on
80-15m on SSB and digital modes. QSL via F4HJO (d/B), ClubLog.

OC-179; H40, Duff Islands: Cezar/VE3LYC activates Taumako Island as
H40D between April 29 and May 3 on 40-10m (CW, SSB). QSL via VE3LYC
(d/B), ClubLog.

OC-242; YB8, Bonerate and Taka' Bonertae Islands & OC-236, YB8,
Celebes's Coastal Islands: Adhi/YB3MM and some friends are going to
operate from Tinabo (OC-242) between April 28 and May 1 as YB3MM/8
and YB3LZ/8. On May 1 and 2 they will then be active from Salayar
Island (OC-236). QRV on 40-15m with two setups. QSL via ClubLog

Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

RSGB IOTA website

Check-out the latest IOTA News bulletin from OPDX

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 25-04-18 | [0] comments (3 views) | 

Mon Apr 23, 2018

IOTA News from OPDX 23 April , 2018....

Island activities:

AS-073. Luca, IK2PFL, will once again be active as 9M2/IK2PFL from Perhentian Kecil Island. This time during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Island-DXpedition entry.
Activity outside of the contest will be holiday style on 30-10 meters
(possibly 40m) with a focus on the 30/17/12 meters using mainly CW.
QSL via IK2PFL, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, see:

AS-201. Operators Ben/DL7UCX and Bernd/DL7VBJ are now active as TA0/DL7UCX TA0/DL7VBJ from Marmara Island until April 26th. Activity will
be on various HF Bands. QSL TA0/DL7UCX via DL7UCX or LoTW.

AS-201. DX-World team members (Col/MM0NDX, Max/IK8LOV, Bjorn/ON9CFG) will undertake their inaugural DXpedition to Buyukada Island, Turkey, between May 7-11th. Operating as TC0AX, they will be
active holiday style on 80-2 meters, focusing on being happy and enjoying themselves with a view to contacting as many readers and friends of DX-World Web site as possible. QSL via M0SDV or LoTW. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog.

EU-065. Jerome, F4HJO, will be active as F4HJO/P from the Island of
Ushant (DIFM AT001) between April 28th and May 4th. Activity will be on 80-17 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW.

NA-013. Operators Sergey/R4WAA, YL Elena/RC5A, Yan/RZ3FW and Yuri/RM0F, members of the Russian Robinson Club, will be active as H7/R4WAA H7/RC5A, H7/RZ3FW, H7/RM0F and YN4RRC from Big Corn Island between November 26th and December 26th. Activity will be on
160-10 meters using CW and SSB. Listen for QSL routes.

NA-071. (Update) Members of the V.R.I. Association will be active as
3F6IC from Cebaco Island between May 4-6th. Operators mentioned are Victor/HP1AVS, Henry/HP1CDW, Enrique/HP1ECA, Roberto/HP1MRA,
Romel/HP8MAK and HP1JGG. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, including 60 meters (5.357 MHz between 2230-2359z on May 4th and 5th), and using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HP1AVS.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

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

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 23-04-18 | [0] comments (61 views) | 

Sun Apr 22, 2018

Special Event Stations (SES) Canada....

VB18, CANADA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Amateurs of Canada
(RAC) and the Maritime Contest Club (MCC) will operate the special event
station, VB18FIFA, to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup of Football
(Soccer) from various locations in Atlantic Canada between June 1st and
July 15th.

QSL via LoTW only. NO paper QSL cards!

ADDED NOTE: The 2018 FIFA World Cup of Football is being held in Russia and many special
Russian callsigns will be active using "FIFA" or "FWC" in their suffix.
Also, look for R18 prefixes with suffixes representing participating countries or cities where matches are held. For example, R18ARG honors Argentina, and R18SWE honors Sweden.

For more details, see the ARRL Web page at:

VE, CANADA (Special Event). Look for special event station, VE2SPEED,
to be active between June 8-15th. Activity is to commemorate the Formula
One Grand Prix in Montreal. QSL via VE2JCW.

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 22-04-18 | [0] comments (35 views) | 
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