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Reminder – 54TH Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention, August 07-09, 2009

Posted by af6aq on 10th June 2009

Dear Friends,

One last reminder about the Pacific Northwest DX Convention, August 07-09, 2009, in Spokane, WA.  Here is a link to complete Convention Information: http://mysite.verizon.net/rbfoltz/sdxa/index.htm

This year, the Convention Sponsor is the Spokane DX Club (SDXA).  If you have questions about the DX Convention, feel free to contact SDXA President Gary Elliot (K7OX), k7ox@msn.com

Please be sure to share this note with your friends in the Amateur Radio community, especially the “DXers”.

Thanks and 73,

Ed Stuckey, AI7H

PNW DX Convention Publicity Committee

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NorthWest DX Convention Announcement

Posted by af6aq on 29th January 2009

Dear Friends,

Are you Casual DXers or Full Blown DX Contesters?

Then you will want to attend the 54TH Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention in Spokane, Washington. Save these dates: August 07 – 09, 2009.  We will send additional information soon, and / or visit our website, www.sdxa.org for up-to-the-minute details!

Please share this message with contacts in your local Clubs and Nets.

Thanks and 73,

Spokane DX Association

For the Northwest DX Convention Publicity Committee,

Ed AI7H ai7h@arrl.net

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China Earthquake – Hams Asked To Keep 7.050MHz 7.060MHz & 14.270MHz Clear

Posted by k6jeb on 14th May 2008

Amateurs in China are asking that 7.050MHz 7.060MHz and 14.270MHz be kept clear as an emergency frequency in the wake of the devastating May 12th earthquake there. Please remember that even if you cannot hear a station on the frequency, you might interfere with reception of transmissions by a station within range of both your signals and theirs.

Michael Chen, BD5RV, reports in a post on qrz.com:

“that a group of radio amateurs is now transmitting from Wenchuan, the center of quake. Its signal is reported to be very weak. They tried to keep communication with BY8AA in Chengdu, seeking for all resources needed. During a contact finished a few minutes ago, they were asking for raincoats, water, tents, and outdoor living facilities.”

Michael also asked that this request be forwarded as widely as possible.

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DX News

Posted by nj6t on 3rd May 2007

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD018 ARLD018 DX news
ZCZC AE18 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 18 ARLD018
From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT
May 3, 2007

To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD018 ARLD018 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by N1RL, NC1L, UR7EU, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, DXNL, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

AZERBAIJAN, 4J. Members of the 4K7Z radio club in Baku are QRV as either 4KP7Z or 4K1V until May 14 in commemoration of the Day of Victory in WWI. QSL via UA3FDX.

TIMOR-LESTE, 4W
. Geoff, VK3ZGW is QRV as 4W6AAD while working in Dili. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 9Q. 9Q1EK has been active at various times of the day on 160, 30, 15 and 6 meters. QSL via SM5DQC.

SCARBOROUGH REEF, BS7. A group of operators continue to be active as BS7H. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via KU9C.

PORTUGAL, CT. Members of the Portuguese Navy Amateur Radio Group will be QRV as CQ5MGP in the Portuguese Navy Day Contest. In addition, look for CS5NRA to be active in the contest as well.

GERMANY, DA
. Members of the Duisburg-Huckingen radio club are QRV as DL16XXV during 2007 in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Activity is on all bands and modes. QSL via bureau.

ANTARCTICA. Mirko is QRV as DP0GVN from the Neumayer Research Base and has been active on 20 meters around 1600z. QSL via DL5EBE.

NORTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Mike, KM9D and Jan, KF4TUG will be QRV as E51QMA and E51TUG, respectively, from Suwarrow Atoll. QSL via OM2SA.

SPAIN, EA. Spanish amateur radio operators now have permission to operate on 50 to 52 MHz with some power and antenna limits.

BELARUS, EW. Hams in Orsha and Baran are QRV as EV6ZK until May 14 in celebration of the Day of Victory in WWI.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL
. Rocky, HL1VAU/3, Han, DS2GOO/3 and Ryou, DS4NYE/3 are QRV from Anmyon, IOTA AS-080, until May 5. Activity is mainly on the newer bands and using digital modes. QSL to home calls.

HONDURAS, HR. Members of the Radio Club de Honduras are QRV as HQ9L from Little Cay, Bahia Archipelago, IOTA NA-057, until May 6. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via HR2RCH.

ITALY, I. IC8/IZ4AKS, IC8/IZ4DPV, IC8/IK8UND and IC8/IZ8GCB are QRV from Procida, IOTA EU-031, until May 7. They will be QRV as IC8R in the ARI contest. QSL IC8R via IC8OZM.

JAPAN, JA. JA1GLE, JA3BKM, JA4JBZ and JR8GZU are QRV as homecalls/6 from Taira Island, IOTA AS-049, until May 8. Activity is on all HF bands, including 6 meters. QSL to home calls.

BONAIRE, CURACAO, PJ2. Dale, PJ2/KC2PZ will be QRV from Signal Point on Curacao, IOTA SA-006, from May 8 to 14. QSL to home call.

POLAND, SP. Special event station SN70MKK is QRV until May 10 in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Morski Klub Krotkofalowcow. QSL via SP2AVE.

TURKEY, TA. TA1HZ and TA2RX are QRV as TC100FB during May in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the football club Fenerbahce Istanbul. QSL via TA1HZ.

SPECIAL EVENT. Special event station EN62EN will be QRV from May 5 to 13 in celebration of the 62nd anniversary of the end of WWII. QSL via UR4EYN. In addition, special event station EM50ARDF is QRV until the end of 2007 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of amateur radio direction finding. QSL via US0VA.

PITCAIRN ISLAND, VP6. Tom, ZL2HGR will be QRV as VP6TD for about 4 months. He will be active using mainly PSK31 but also with CW and SSB as time permits. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The New England QSO Party, ARI International DX Contest, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, MARAC County Hunter CW Contest, 10-10 International Spring CW Contest, Microwave Spring Sprint, 7th Call Area QSO Party, North America High Speed Meteor Scatter Spring Rally, US IPARC Annual CW Contest, Portuguese Navy Day Contest, Indiana QSO Party, US IPARC Annual SSB Contest and the ARS Spartan CW Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend.

Please see May QST, page 96, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

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