WADARC Weekly News 20th May 2017
Hello WADARC Member, I have the honour this week of compiling the weekly new for the club.
I did wonder if I should take the President of the United States press core and produce FAKE news, but no, we are British and we do not do that sort of thing.
Due to Bryan Phillips G3GVB not having a funeral that the members could attend, we decided that the 24th May meal at the Tollgate would double as an opportunity to remember Bryan.
This mean there will not be any meeting at the Parish Hall this week.
Mills on the Air, weekend just past, the WADARC station went well, well on the most part. The guys did have some ATU / antenna issues.
On Wednesday I did a presentation on WANNACRY ransom software. Which I hope people enjoyed.
Phil and Norman are now in Dayton at the worlds biggest Ham Rally, hoping they will both give us a presentation on they return.
UP AND COMING
We are having a fox hunt on the 31st May some have asked if we could switch to 2 meter http://doodle.com/poll/wt2m4rruucxpsn9x this link is poll to help decide which band to use.
For those participating please vote.
Lancing Harvester, Lancing Sun 4th 9:00 am – 10:00 am Join members of the club for an informal breakfast.
Lancing Parish Hall, Lancing West Sussex Wed 7th 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm An informal club evening with an open floor for members to discuss, demonstrate or present anything radio related.
Lancing Parish Hall, Lancing West Sussex Wed 14th 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm A talk with pictures by our own Graham, G4FNL on his recent DXpedition.
Lancing Parish Hall, Lancing West Sussex Wed 21st 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Location to be determined but this will be an an outside operating evening.
Lancing Parish Hall, Lancing West Sussex Wed 28th 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
19-21 MAY 2017 DAYTON HAMVENTION® (new venue)
Greene County Fair & Exposition Center, Xenia, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Doors open at 8am. There will be trade stands and a huge flea market as well as special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A lecture programme will take place each day. There are multiple catering outlets and family attractions on site. US exams are available and there is a raffle. Details by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. [www.hamvention.org].
20 MAY 2017 RADARS FLEA MARKET INDOOR SALE
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Rd., off Edenfield Rd (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 7QR
Doors open at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50 with those under 12 years free. There will be a Bring & Buy as well as commercial traders, a junk stall and amateur radio sellers. Traders can set up from 8am. Pitches must be booked at least 2 weeks beforehand with prices starting at £5. There will be refreshments available including bacon and sausage butties. Dave, G3RIK by email to email@example.com [www.radars.me.uk]
20 MAY 2017 MORAY FIRTH ARS SURPLUS EQUIPMENT SALE
Forces Reserve Centre, Edgar Road, Elgin IV30 6YQ
Doors open 12 noon and entry is £2 for buyers. Tables cost £3 and access is available at 10am for set up. Refreshments are available on site. A raffle will be held. Details from Victor, 2M0JVR on 01343 820 489 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
21 MAY 2017 34TH DUNSTABLE DOWNS RC ANNUAL NATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO CAR BOOT SALE
Stockwood Park, London Road, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 4LX in Luton on Sunday 21st May 2017. Entry/car park fee is £3. All the usual facilities will be there. [www.ddrcbootsale.org]
28 MAY 2017 DURHAM & DISTRICT ARS RADIO RALLY
Bowburn Community Centre, Co Durham, DH6 5AT
The venture has disabled facilities and car parking on site. Doors open from 10.30am to 2.30pm with disabled visitors gaining access from 10.15am. Admission is £2. There will be trade stands, Bring & Buy, talk in and catering on site. There will be an RSGB bookstall. More details from Michael, G7TWX on 0782 692 4192 or by email to email@example.com
28 MAY 2017 CAUSEWAY COAST GLENS ARC RADIO RALLY
Bushmills Community Centre, 14 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim BT57 8QG
There is car parking and disabled facilities at this venue. Doors open at 11am and entry is £3. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. There is catering on site. Stevie Morrow, MI0ULK on 07544 923 956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 JUNE 2017 SPALDING & DARS ANNUAL RALLY
The Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer Gardens, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2EF.
There is free car parking on site. Doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands, an outside car boot area and there is catering on site. Details from John G4NBR 0794 630 2815 or Graham, G8NWC 0775 461 9701 or email email@example.com [www.sdars.org.uk]
4 JUNE 2017 21st RED ROSE QRP FESTIVAL
The Rose Centre (Lowton Civic Hall), Hesketh Meadow Lane, Lowton, Warrington WA3 2AH
There is easy access from all directions ¬M6, M61, M60 and A580. The venue has a large spacious halls at ground level with free car parking. There are disabled facilities. Doors open from 11am to 3pm and admission is £2 with children under 14 free. There will be trade and individual stalls as well as Club stands, including the RSGB and GQRP. There will be a Bring & Buy. Catering is available on site. Some tables are available at £8 but please book early. Contact Les Jackson, G4HZJ by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 01942 870 634.
10 JUNE 2017 ANTRIM & DARS BRING & BUY SURPLUS SALE
Muckamore Community Centre , Ballycraigy Road , Antrim , Co.Antrim , BT41 2DH
Doors open 12.30 to 5pm with sellers gaining access from 12 noon. Entry is £2 for buyers and a table charge for sellers is £5. Refreshments available to purchase and a raffle will be drawn.
11 JUNE 2017 JUNCTION 28 AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Bowls Hall Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton DE55 7BD
Contact rally secretary for further details on 01159 307 322
11 JUNE 2017 EAST SUFFOLK WIRELESS REVIVAL (Ipswich Radio Rally)
NEW VENUE: Kirton Recreation Ground, Back Road, Kirton. IP10 0PW just off the A14.
Doors open at 9:30, free car parking, entry fee £2. There will be trade stands, car boot sale, Bring & Buy, Special interests groups, GB4SWR HF station and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site. Contact Kevin, G8MXV,0771 0046 846 [www.eswr.org.uk]
17 JUNE 2017 SOUTH LANCS ARC SUMMER RALLY
Bickershaw Village Community Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE
There is car parking on site at this venue. Doors open 9am for the public and 7.30am for traders. Entry is £2.50. There are a limited number of pitches available. There will be a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and trade stands. Catering is available on site. To book call Jason, G0IZR on 01942 735 828.
18 JUNE 2017 30th NEWBURY RADIO RALLY
Newbury Showground, next to Jcn 13 of M4, Berkshire.
There is free parking on site and entry is £2.50 or £12.30 for those in the car boot area. There will be a display area of an amateur radio station, exhibits, special interest groups, clubs and societies. There is on site catering and disabled facilities. Open to sellers at 8am for set up and to the public from 9am. Advance bookings (with discount) can be made via www.nadars.org.uk/rally.asp
25 JUNE 2017 WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain venue, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Doors open from 10am to 2pm with admission priced at £3 for adults and children under 14 free. There will be inside & outside traders, free car parking, café, RSGB bookstall, accessible & facilities for disabled. Details from Shaun, G8VPG on 01225 873 098 www.westrally.org.uk
1 JULY 2017 BANGOR & DISTRICT ARS ANNUAL RALLY
Donaghadee Community Centre, Parade, Donaghadee BT21 0HB
Doors open at 11.30am. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site. A raffle will be held on the day. Contact: Harry Squance, GI4JTF on 0777 594 2174 or by email to email@example.com.
1 JULY 2017 1st HOUGHTON LE SPRING ARC RALLY
The Dubmire Royal British Legion Club, Britannia Terrace, Fencehouses DH4 6LJ
Doors open 10.30am until 3pm. Entry is free. There will be traders, club and private stands. Table space is limited (and free) and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Tea & coffee will be available and a licensed bar from 11am. Details from Ken, M6ELL by email firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0795 146 0290.
2 JULY 2017 BARFORD NORFOLK RADIO RALLY
Barford Village Hall & Green, Barford, Norwich NR9 4AB
Doors open 9am (traders from 8am) with Talk in on S22. There will be trade stands, car boot sales, a Bring & Buy, raffle, repeater groups, catering and free car parking.
Entry £2 per person / under 16s free. Pitches £8, indoor tables £10
Contact email@example.com [www.norfolkamateurradio.org]
DX Expeditions May 2007
|2017 May01||2017 May30||Philippines||DU3||TDDX||By F4EBK as DU3/F4EBK fm Baliuag, Bulacan, Luzon I (IOTA OC-042); 40-10m; SSB; 100w; G5RV and dipole|
|2017 May04||2017 May23||Kosovo||Z68BG||HB9TSW||TDDX||By HB9TSW fm Slatina Air Base; 40-10m; mainly CW; 100w; ground plane, dipole; not valid for DXCC|
|2017 May09||2017 May31||Mongolia||JT5MA||LY5W Direct||LY5W||By RN5M; HF; spare time operation fm JT5DX station|
|2017 May09||2017 Jun02||Cape Verde Is||D44TWO||M0OXO||DXW.Net||By DF2WO fm Praia, Santiago I (IOTA AF-005); 40-10m; CW (slow) SSB + digital; holiday style operation|
|2017 May11||2017 May23||North Cook Is||E51LYC||VE3LYC||DXNews||By VE3LYC fm Pukapuka Atoll (IOTA OC-098); 40-10m; CW SSB; verticals, wires|
|2017 May15||2017 May24||Malta||9H3SQ||LotW||DXW.Net||By SQ3RX fm Gozo I (IOTA EU-023); 40-10m; CW SSB RTTY; inverted V, vertical wires; QSL also OK via SQ3RX (Buro or direct) and Club Log|
|2017 May15||2017 May29||Galapagos||HC8||LotW||DXW.Net||By LW9EOC as HC8/LW9EOC fm Isabela I (IOTA SA-004); 160-6m, focus on WARC bands; CW SSB RTTY; QSL also OK via LW9EOC direct|
|2017 May15||2017 Jul15||Minami Torishima||JD1||JA8CJY||DXNews||By JG8NQJ as JG8NQJ/JD1 fm IOTA OC-073 (QL64xg); 80-6m; CW RTTY; begin and end dates approximate|
|2017 May16||2017 May30||Palestine||E44WE||SP9FIH||SP9FIH||By SP9FIH fm KM71oq; 17 10 6m; 100w; QSL also OK via Club Log|
|2017 May17||2017 Jun03||Honduras||HR9||LotW||TDDX||By AD8J as AD8J/HR9; fm Dunbar Rock (IOTA NA-057); 160-15m; mainly CW, some SSB; 100w; dipole over water; focus on JA at SR/SS; QSL also OK via AD8J direct (w/ SASE)|
|2017 May18||2017 May21||Ceuta & Mellila||ED9T||EA4PN||DXNews||By EA4PN EA3NN EA3HSJ EA4GMX EA5UF EA5IHK EA4JJ EA3CV EA8ZT EA2CW for the King of Spain CW Contest; will be EG9TOR before contest; HF; mainly CW|
|2017 May18||2017 Jun03||Gabon||TR8CR||F6AJA||TDDX||By F8EN; 30 20m; CW|
|2017 May19||2017 May23||Sint Maarten||PJ7||LotW||PH2M||By PH2M as PJ7/PH2M; 40-10m; SSB WSPR; 100w (200mw WSPR); end fed wires; QSL also OK via PH2M (Buro or direct)|
|2017 May19||2017 May29||Eritrea||E31A||JH1AJT||JA1NRH||By JH1AJT DJ9ZB E21EIC RA9USU; mainly 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY|
|2017 May20||2017 May21||Luxembourg||LX44FF||PH0NO||PH0NO||By PD77YY PG8M PH0NO fm various nature reserves; 80-10m; CW SSB; QSL also OK via Club Log|
|2017 May20||2017 May25||Faroe Is||OY||See Info||DXW.Net||By DF3MC as OY/DF3MC (QSL via DARC Buro) and DL8JJ as OY/DL8JJ (QSL via DL8JJ) fm IOTA EU-018; HF; primarily SOTA activity|
|2017 May22||2017 Jun07||Guadeloupe||FG||DL2AAZ||TDDX||By DL2AAZ as FG/DL2AAZ fm Saint Rose (FK96di); 30-10m; SSB CW; 300w; ground planes; QSL OK via DARC Buro or direct (w/ US$2 + SAE)|
|2017 May23||2017 Jun18||Zimbabwe||Z25DX||KC0W Direct||DXNews||By KC0W; 80-6m; CW|
|2017 May24||2017 May28||Saba & St Eustatius||PJ6||LotW||PH2M||By PH2M as PJ6/PH2M fm Saba I; 40-10m; SSB WSPR; 100w (200mw WSPR); end fed wires; QSL also OK via PH2M(Buro or direct)|
|2017 May25||2017 Jun04||Congo||TN5E||LotW||DXW.Net||By LA7GIA fm Brazzaville (JI75pr); 80-10m, perhaps 6m; 400w; dipoles; 5 ele on 6m; QSL also OK via Club Log|
Monday – 2metres 145.425 MHz, FM, 7.30pm (local)
Thursday – 40metres 7.106 MHz +/-QRM, SSB, 11.00am (local)
Saturday – 70cms on GB3WO, 7.00pm (local)
Sunday – 80metres 3.712 MHz +/- QRM, SSB, 8.00am (local)
Tuesday – This is NOT a WADARC net. It was originally setup by Amateurs in Seaford and Worthing to maintain contact and was later joined by Graham, G8BZL and Alan, G4GNX. The net is very informal and is mostly for rag chewing. Others occasionally join in. Although we endeavour to maintain regularity, sometimes other commitments take priority, so the net may not take place. We can be heard most Tuesday evenings on 144.310 MHz, SSB, 8.00pm (local). Please note: Polarisation is VERTICAL, due to stations being in different directions.
Another non WaDARC NET
If you live in London, Essex, Herts, Surrey, Kent and elsewhere…then please join in on the Essex & Beyond 4M net
Every Wednesday evening from 8pm on 70.475MHz FM
On a good night we get about 10 people on the net!
Please don’t be shy! The 4m band is getting busier and more people on than ever before!
- RSGB AGM
- New RSGB Honorary Vice President
- RSGB Board Meeting
- 60m news
- Contest trophy presentations
- RSGB club insurance
- NRC volunteers sought
- Contest report update
- VHF contesting scoring
- TX Factor
- Club of the Year regional results
- President joins Dorking and District RS
- Beacon and repeater insurance
- RSGB Convention 2017
- Plus News and Around Your Region
SB DX @ ARL $ARLD020
ARLD020 DX news
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 20 ARLD020
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT May 18, 2017
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD020
ARLD020 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
K2DM, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites. Thanks to all.
KENYA, 5Z. Thomas, OZ1AA is QRV as 5Z4/OZ1AA until June 15.
Activity is on the HF bands. QSL direct to OZ1ACB.
PORTUGAL, CT. Members of the Clube Radioamadores do Entroncamento
are QRV as CS2SA from the Castle Sortelha in the Province of Guarda
until May 20. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various
digital modes. QSL direct to CS5CRE.
ERITREA, E3. Zorro, JH1AJT, Franz, DJ9ZB, Champ, E21EIC and Dima,
RA9USU are QRV as E31A until May 29. Activity is on 160 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JH1AJT.
PALESTINE, E4. Janusz, SP9FIH is QRV as E44WE until May 30.
Activity is on 17, 10 and 6 meters using mostly SSB but also PSK63
or JT65. QSL to home call.
NORTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Cezar, VE3LYC is QRV as E51LYC from
Pukapuka Island, IOTA OC-098, until May 23. Activity is on 40 to 10
meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9. Members of the Tortugas CW Team will be QRV
as ED9T from Melilla during the His Majesty King of Spain CW
contest. QSL via EA4PN.
FAROE ISLANDS, OY. Operators DF3MC and DL8JJ are QRV as OY/DF3MC
and OY/DL8JJ, respectively, from IOTA EU-018, until May 25. They
may also be active with /P after their calls while activating
summits from various areas on the island. Activity is on 40 to 15
meters using CW and SSB. QSL via operators’ instructions.
NETHERLANDS, PA. Tony, PD1TV and Henry, PA4HM will be QRV as
PH00GEVEEN from May 21 to June 6 during the context of an annual
Wings and Wheels event. QSL via PA4HM.
SWEDEN, SM. Members of the Gotlands Radioklubb are QRV with
special callsigns 7S1GRK and SK70BL from Gotland Island, IOTA
EU-020, until December 31 to celebrate the club’s 70th anniversary.
Activity is on various HF bands. All QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the bureau.
GREECE, SV. Laci, HA0HW will be QRV as SW8WW from Thassos Island,
IOTA EU-174, from May 24 to June 11. Activity will be on 40 to 6
meters using mainly CW with some SSB, RTTY and PSK. He may be
active as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry in the upcoming CQ
World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL to home call.
TUVALU, T2. John, KK7L will be QRV as T2R from Funafuti, IOTA
OC-015, from May 23 to 29. Activity is on the HF bands. This
includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX CW
contest. QSL via N7SMI.
PALAU, T8. Munehiro, JR6DRH is QRV as T88RH from Koror Island, IOTA
OC-009, until May 23. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and
various digital modes. QSL to home call.
CAMEROON, TJ. Dan, AA9WO is now QRV as TJ3PD from Yaounde.
Activity is when his time, the weather, and available electricity
permit, on 40, 20, and 10 meters using SSB. He plans to eventually
be QRV on 80 to 10 meters. QSL via operator’s instructions.
CONGO (REPUBLIC OF), TN. Ken, LA7GIA will be QRV as TN5E from
Brazzaville from May 25 to June 4. Activity will be on 80 to 10
meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.
GABON, TR. Roland, F8EN is QRV as TR8CR until June 3. Activity is
on 30 and 20 meters using CW. QSL via F6AJA.
MONTSERRAT, VP2M. George, K2DM will be QRV as VP2MDG from May 25 to
29. This includes begin active as a Single Op/All Band entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL direct to home call.
ZIMBABWE, Z2. Tom, KC0W will be QRV as Z25DX from May 23 to June
18. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW. QSL direct to
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. His Majesty King of Spain CW Contest,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Slobozhansky Sprint Contest, UN DX
Contest, NZART Sangster Shield 80-Meter CW Contest, EU PSK DX
Contest, Aegean RTTY Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, Baltic 80-Meter
Contest and the UA2 QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is scheduled for May 22.
The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are
scheduled for May 24.
Please see May QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web
sites for details.