WADARC WEEKLY BULLETIN – 9 December 2016
THE PAST WEEK – Ennui Rules.
Frankly, nothing happened. A mere 5 members turned up for monthly breakfast.
Wednesday was quiet amiable club meeting with coincidental absences of core movers and shakers.
Until the new year it’s a case of – Ennui Rules OK ?
Rallies this weekend
None!. – All merchants too busy flogging Christmas trees.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The ARRL 10-Meter Contest,
SKCC Weekend Sprintathon,
International Naval Contest,
AWA Bruce Kelley 1929 QSO Party
and the CQC Great Colorado Snowshoe Run
………………will keep trans-Atlantic contesters busy this weekend.
Santa Claus DX
I repeat the Santa Claus info for those who have only just finished their Christmas shopping.
Santa Claus’ call sign is OF9X /He has keen Elves helping on phone and Licenced Reindeer on CW. His ops. can spring up with their funny red hats on all modes and frequencies. Be patient all you hot shot CW merchants – I’d just like to see _you_ wearing headphones over _your_ antlers.
Here is the Elf list – they give their personal ID during/after the QSO – so OF9X will always be the calll
Arto, OH2KW (ART);
Arttu, OH2FB (ATU);
Jyri, OH2KM (JYR);
Martti, OH2BH (MAR);
Niko, OH2GEK (NIK);
Pauli, OH5BQ (PAU);
Pekka, OH2TA (PEK);
Pertti, OH2BEE (PER);
Raimo, OH2BCI (RAI);
Tom, OH6VDA (TOM);
Pertti, OH2PM (SIM)
Erik, OH2LAK (LAK)
Here is a table to “Tick the Box” for your “ELF’ COUNT”
PS Don’t tell ” Dept. of ‘Elf and safety” about this, they’re bound to try to stop it.
WX3MAS will be active from Nazareth and Bethlehem (in Pennsylvania) this weekend on HF using SSB, CW and PSK31. QSL via WX3MAS, direct.
Transatlantic Reception Anniversary December 11
The ARRL report an Amateur Radio special event on December 11 will commemorate the 95th anniversary of the first transatlantic shortwave reception between Greenwich, Connecticut, and Scotland.
A school near the original site is hosting the event. ARRL, the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), and the Radio Club of America (RCA), are partnering in sponsoring the activity. The Greenwich Historical Society will also participate.
On December 11, 1921, reception in Ardrossan, Scotland, of a radio signal transmitted from the official test station of Minton Cronkhite, 1BCG, in a small shack on the corner of Clapboard Ridge Road and North Street in Greenwich, helped to usher in the age of global communication. The special event will use N1BCG, the call sign of Clark Burgard of Greenwich, who obtained that call sign to commemorate this bit of radio history. Burgard was instrumental in making arrangements for the event.
The N1BCG special event will begin on Sunday, December 11, at 1200 and conclude at 0300 UTC on December 12. It will include an attempt at a two-way contact between N1BCG and GB2ZE, operated by Jason O’Neill, GM7VSB, in Ardrossan.
- Club Evening – Wed 11th January – 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Truly I can do no better than direct you to useful sites … thus :-
Sad commentary on the times…
BUT there is hope.
NASA X-Ray tech could enable superfast communication in deep space
New technology could use X-rays to transmit data at high rates over vast distances in outer space, as well as enable communications with hypersonic vehicles during re-entry, when radio communications are impossible, NASA scientists say.
The technology would combine multiple NASA projects currently in progress to demonstrate the feasibility of X-ray communications from outside the International Space Station.
………….New-fangled pansy nonsense he went on to say………
Bryan – G3GVB