Amateur radio in West Sussex - Training, Exams, Contests and Special Event Stations


Hello WADARC club members


I thought I would start of with a weekly news bulletin – I have not been officially asked to do so – but I volunteered, so here goes.


First comment is we need some more people to do this and spread the workload – the chairman and committee have a number of IT people – you know they do “Computer Stuff” and they say it is hard work – but the issue is we have a lot of retired club members all of which say they have never been so busy – there are tasks that need to be done and “Volunteers are better than pressed men/women”  ( notice how I made it gender neutral – you have to do that today ! ) so have a go.



Whats on …………



Club Nets:-


I know we have the 2m 145.425 on Monday evening


I believe there is something 2m SSB on Tuesday


40m SSB on Thursday morning at 1100


80m SSB on Sunday morning at 0730


There was a repeater net on 70cms Saturday ?


I am sorry for limited detail – but life above 30 MHz is all short frequencies – someone  better skilled in that department may comment next week



Club Events:-


Wednesday 19th is the “Surplus Equipment” JUNK sale


Wednesday 26th is a practical construction night – building antennas for a 70cms DF hunting evening


Wednesday 3rd May – general chat evening





On the radio:-


This weekend there are some contests as usual on the HF bands – a YU and an Estonian contest both SSB & CW so all the bands will be busy


There is an interesting contest if only propagation was good – a “Work all Provinces of China” – that could be a bit difficult, but I will listen



All of the contests are listed on



There is the usual bunch of Expeditions – remember Graham G4FNL is of to Botswana soon, I will see if I can put a best frequency and time table on here nearer the event and taking into account the current solar conditions.


So to finish – here is a list of the more unusual DX to look for – I am sure there is some VHF/UHF DX stuff about – wait for an expert to post that on another Friday




73 Phil G4UDU





This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
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.

MAURITANIA, 5T.  Jean, 5T0JL will be active with the call 5T3MM
between April 12 and 18, including the CQMM DX Contest.  QSL via

MOROCCO, CN.  Special event station 5C12SIA operates around the 12th
International Exhibition of Agriculture in Meknes from April 18 to
23.  QSL via CN8WW, direct.

ALGERIA, 7X.  Toufik, 7X2DE who is now a member of the CWJF group,
plans to participate in the CQMM DX Contest.  QSL via PY4KL.

PALESTINE, E4.  Janusz, SP9FIH will be active from Bethlehem during
the second half of April with the call E44WE.  He will be QRV on 17,
10 and 6 meters.  QSL via ClubLog OQRS, SP9FIH.

FRANCE, F.  Special event station TM17CV from Chatelaillon-Plage
will be active from April 15 to 17 to celebrate the Festival de
Cerf-Volant et du Vent (Kite and Wind Festival).  QSL via F8FZC.

ST LUCIA, J6.  Steve, WF2S and Ralph, K1ZZI will be operating with
calls J68SL and J6/K1ZZI from Gros Islet (NA-108) from April 17 to
28.  QSL via LoTW.

ST. VINCENT, J8.  Brian, GW4DVB will be back on the air as J88PI
from Palm Island (NA-025, WW Loc. FK92ho) from April 14 to 23.  He
will be QRV on 40, 20, 17, 15, and 10 meters.  QSL via GW4DVB (d/B).

JAPAN, JA.  The Japan Ladies Radio Society (JLRS) celebrates its
60th anniversary with the call 8N60JLRS until the end of March 2018.
QSL via bureau, JQ6FQI, direct.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, K.  N7S commemorates the first launch of
the Space Shuttle, with operations until April 17.  This is one in a
series of activities for marking historic milestones in air and
spacecraft technology.

BULGARIA, LZ.  LZ38GI, LZ38NR, and LZ38SATURN commemorate the first
flight of a Bulgarian cosmonaut (Georgi Ivanov) into space 38 years
ago.  They are QRV until the end of April.  An award is also
available.  QSL via LZ1ZF.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5.  Jim, K3NK and Joe, W3HNK will be
signing VP5/K3NK and VP5/W3HNK from Providenciales Island (NA-002)
until April 18 on 80 to 10 meters.  QSL to home calls.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Dirk, DM1DZ is QRV as FG/DM1DZ until April 24.
Listen for him on the HF bands, using SSB and possibly PSK31.  He
will be posting his logs to Club Log.  QSL via DM1DZ.

ERITREA, E3.  Zorro, JH1AJT will be joined by DJ9ZB, E21EIC and
RA9USU, from  May 19 to 29, on the air with the call signs E31AA and
E39DI.  Look for them on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.

VIETNAM, XV.  Jesus, WP4JBG/JP7MBO will be QRV as XV9G from April 19
to May 9 on 40, 20 and 15 meters, using mostly CW with SSB
occasionally.  QSL to WP4JBG.

CORSICA, TK.  Alex, TK/F4GHS plans to be on the air from the west
coast of the main island, on the HF bands, from May 23 to 28.  Look
for him on 40 and 20 meter SSB.  QSL via the bureau or direct to his
home call.

MONTENEGRO, 4O.  Giuseppe, IK5WWA will be QRV as 4O7GD from June 18
to 28.  Look for him on 80 to 6 meters using SSB, and possibly 2
meters.  QSL to his home call, direct or bureau.

CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9.  Ten ops from the Tortugas CW Group will be
QRV as EG9TOR from Melilla May 18 to 22, switching to the ED9T call
sign for the King of Spain CW 2017 Contest, May 21 and 22.  Most of
their activity will be on CW though they will do some SSB and
digital mode operating as well, on all HF bands.  QSL via EA4PN or
use OQRS for a direct or bureau card, or LoTW or eQSL.

TOGO, 5V.  Operators David, OK6DJ and Petr, OK1FCJ will be active as
5V7P from April 21 to 28.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and digital modes.  QSL via OK6DJ, ClubLog’s OQRS or

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8.  Tim, LW9EOC will be active as HC8/LW9EOC
from  May 15 to 29.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters, with a
focus on 30, 17 and 12 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via his
home call, direct or LoTW.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  Pasi, OH3WS will be active as OJ0W on May 6 and
7.  Activity will be on 20 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.  Pasi will
try 60 meters on both CW and SSB, on 5354 kHz.  QSL via his home

SAN MARINO, T7.  Mike, DF8AN will be active as T7/DF8AN/P from April
14 to 18.  Activity will be VHF/UHF only using mainly JT65 and
CW/SSB.  QSL via his home call sign, direct or by the Bureau.  No