Worthing and District Amateur Radio club weekly up-date
** Friday 27th November 2015 **
*** Club diary for the coming weeks ***
* Wednesday December 2 @ 20:00 – 22:00 – Radio Testing Evening – Phil G4UDU
* Sunday December 6 @ 09:00 – 10:00 – Sunday Breakfast
* Wednesday December 9 @ 20:00 – 22:00 – Club Evening
* Wednesday December 16 @ 20:00 – 22:00 – WADARC Christmas Evening – British Legion Lancing
* The normal 40 metre net will be run on Christmas Eve (24th) 11.00am onwards as usual, on 7.106MHz +-QRM.
* Thursday December 24 @ 21:30 – 23:59 – Santa Claus Net – 80m
* Friday December 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00 – Christmas Day net – 2m
(S21 that is 145.525 MHz 10am to around midday Christmas Day)
* there are no WADARC net/s planed for Boxing Day.
* Sunday January 3 @ 09:00 – 10:00 – Sunday Breakfast
* Wednesday January 6 @ 20:00 – 22:00 – Club Evening
*** Other news ***
The date for the WADARC Christmas meal (same venue as usual: Lancing British Legion Hall) is 16th Dec – tickets avaliable from Peter G8MSQ
This weeks radio prop. news from the RSGB solar forecast (by G0KYA, G4BAO & G3YLA):
* last week was geomagntically quite – leading to settled LF and HF conditions
* good time of year to enjoy the LF bands
* e.g. listen out for radio station 1130 kHz WBBR in New York at night / early morning – good top-band indicator
* CQ contest this weekend – all bands expected to be good
* ‘VHF and up’: poor / flat VHF / UHF conditions expected again this week
NOTE: WADARC 40 metre Thursday morning net starts at 11:00 (local time) Frequency 7.106MHz +-QRM
Note: for an MP3 version of the RSGB Bulletin search for “G4NJH + RSGB”
Or listen to the bulletin on 145.525 MHz 09:30 on Sunday mornings from WADARC members G8MSQ or G0TLU. After the broadcast please call in to let them know you are listening.
If you have any news that you would like to be included in these weekly e-mails please let me know.
The latest Ragchew is available on the Club’s website at:
ARLD047 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by CO8TW, F8DVD, W3UR, 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.
TUNISIA, 3V. Ash, KF5EYY will be QRV as 3V8SS in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest on all bands. QSL via LX1NO.
AZERBAIJAN, 4K. Alim, 4K6FO will be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest on all bands. QSL via DC9RI.
MALAWI, 7Q. Karl, DK2WV is QRV as 7Q7VW from the Radio Dinosaur FM station in Karonga until December 2. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.
CHINA, BY. A large group of operators will be QRV as BY5CD in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL direct to BD4HF.
EASTER ISLAND, CE0Y. Yan, RZ3FW and Sergey, R4WAA are QRV as CE0Y/RZ3FW and CE0Y/R4WAA, respectively, from Cabanos Honu Nui, IOTA SA-001, until December 2. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using mostly CW with some SSB and digital modes. This includes being active as a Multi/Single entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.
QSL via operators’ instructions.
CUBA, CO. Juna, CO8TW will be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Op/Single Band/Low Power entry on 20 meters.
QSL to home call.
FRANCE, F. Francois, F8DVD will be QRV with special event call TM21COP from November 29 to December 13 during the 21st session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Activity will be on
40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL via operator’s instructions.
GUINEA-BISSAU, J5. Livio, IZ3BUR is QRV as J52HF from the Cumura Hospital until December 10. Activity is in his spare time mainly on 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters using SSB and PSK31. QSL via I3LDP.
OGASAWARA, JD1. Take, JA1UII is QRV as JD1BON from Chichi-Jima Island, IOTA AS-031, until December 5. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. This includes being active in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL to home call.
MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. A group of operators will be QRV as AH0K from Tinian Island, IOTA OC-086, in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via OH6GDX.
ARUBA, P4. John, W2GD is QRV as P40W from Santa Cruz until December 1. Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB. This includes being active in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL direct to N2MM. In addition, look for Tom, K1KI, Stephen, K6AW, Robert, N5KO and John, W6LD to be QRV in the contest as P40L. QSL via WA3FRP.
PALAU, T8. Kiichi, JF1LUT will be QRV as T88IK from the VIP Guest Hotel on Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, from November 30 to December 6.
Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.
KALININGRAD, UA2. Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be QRV as UA2F in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via operator’s instructions.
ANTIGUA, V2. Bud, AA3B is QRV as V26K until November 30. Activity is on the HF bands using CW. This includes being active in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry.
QSL to home call.
MICRONESIA, V6. Sho, JA7HMZ plans to be QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, from November 27 to December 5. Activity will be on the HF bands with a focus on 160 meters. This includes being active as V6A in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL direct to home call.
INDIA, VU. Pai, VU2PAI will be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL direct to home call.
INDONESIA, YB. Dennis, K7BV will be QRV with members of the YE2A Team during the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi Single/High Power entry. QSL via operators’ instructions.
EL SALVADOR, YS. Members of the Club de Radioficionados del El Salvador are QRV as YS90IARU until December 31 in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the IARU. Activity is on all HF bands. QSL via W3HNK.
ALBANIA, ZA. Operators Barichek, YU7CM, Keki, YT7DQ and Tibor, YT5Z are QRV as ZA/home calls on 160, 40, and 10 meters, respectively, until December 1. This includes being active in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as Single Band entries. QSL ZA/YT5Z via YU1FW and all others to home calls.
OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operations are approved for DXCC Credit: Togo, 5V7BJ and 5V7MP, 2014 operations; Bhutan, A52CVX, 2015 operation; Ogasawara, JD1BOX, 2014 operation; Benin, TY4AB, 2015 operation; Benin, TY2AC, operation running from
2015 to 2018; and Marshall Islands, V73D, 2015 operation.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL EME Contest, CQ World Wide DX CW Contest and NCCC Sprint are all on tap for this weekend. Please see November 2015 QST, page 91 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.