Het DX-nieuws van week 42 2021. Ook nu weer verzameld door Henk - PD3H.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation globally, announced activities might be cut short, postponed, cancelled or even extended at any time and without notice...

DXcalender 2021Aug 

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3DA0, ESWATINI (Swaziland). The following stations are still active from the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland):
3DA0RU -- Russian DXpedtion Team (RUDXT) continue to be active near Mbabane until October 22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and QO-100 satellite, with multiple stations. Suggested FT8 frequencies: 1836, 3567, 5357, 7056, 10131, 14095, 18095, 21095, 24911 and 28095 kHz. As of October 17th, 0835z, 3DA0RU has made a total of 75684 QSOs with 21038 Unique callsigns. Breakdown by mode: 34987/CW, 8248/SSB and 32449/FT8.
Breakdown by Continent (%): 0.7/AF, 14.1/AS, 65.3/EU, 18/NA,0.8/OC and 1.2/SA. QSL via R7AL (direct or by the Bureau), ClubLog's OQRS (preferable) or LoTW. For more details and updates, see their new Web page at: https://3da0.ru/en

3DA0WW -- Latvian RSF team continue to be active as 3DA0WW from eSwatini until October 26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H). For suggested frequencies, see:
https://lral.lv/3da0ww/freq.html
The team has had some power outages during their stay. QSL via YL2GN (direct) or ClubLog's OQRS (direct and by the Bureau). The log will be uploaded to LoTW six months after the end of the operation. For more details and updates, see: https://lral.lv/3da0ww/index.html
STATUS UPDATE [Oct.16th, 0800z]: Transmit antenna setup is finished. This morning the infamous dog escaped his fencing and collapsed one Spiderbeam. It will be repaired. As the setup is mostly finished team plans to be on the air more. Local LED lights are kept off to reduce the band noise.
Beverage antenna is not yet installed. First 3368 QSOs were uploaded to ClubLog. The team is located in 2 different houses in some distance from each other. One sub-QTH has Spiderbeam (20-10m bands), vertical for 80m band, another vertical for 40m band. Other sub-QTH has Spiderbeam (20-10m bands), DX-Commander vertical (40m-10m bands), 18m Spiderpole based top-loaded vertical for 160-30m bands. Up to 4 transceivers are in use.
P.S. 1000z more photos added: https://lral.lv/3da0ww/photos.html

 

4U24, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the Global Service Centre ARC (4U1GSC) are now active as 4U24OCT from Brindisi, Italy. Activity is to mark "United Nations Day" (October 24th), which has been celebrated since 1948. The purpose of the UN Day event is to promote to people worldwide the principles of humanity, unity, and world peace. Operations should be on 160-10 meters. Remember, this operation only counts for Italy for DXCC. QSL via 9A2AA or ClubLog.

 

5T - Johannes, PA5X and Gerben, PG5M will be active as 5T5PA/p and 5T1GM from Arguin Island (AF-050) on 15-19 October. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres. Updates will be posted to Twitter (follow @PA5X_HAM and @PG5M, or see http://dx.to/5t1gm/). QSLs via home calls. The logs will be uploaded to Club Log.

 

7A, INDONESIA. A team of YB operators will be active as 7A2A from a contest station in Central Java during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW, direct, or via YB2DX.

 

7P - Bernie, ZS4TX and John, ZS6JON will be active as 7P8Z from Maseru, Lesotho on 16-17 October. This will be a QO-100 operation; QSL for this operation via PA3CMC (direct), and LoTW later.

 

C5 - Jan-Francois F4AHV, Gerard F5NVF, Luc F5RAV and Abdel M0NPT will be active as C5C from Kololi, The Gambia between 24 October and 19 November. Expect activity on all bands SSB, CW and FT8 (Fox & Hound), plus the QO-100 satellite. See https://www.qrz.com/db/C5C for their planned operating frequencies. QSL direct to F5RAV.

 

CT9 - Helmut, DF7EE will be active again from Madeira (AF-014) from 25 October to 2 November. He will be signing CQ3W during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest and CT9/DF7EE for casual operating outside the contest. He will be joined by Elmar, PD3EM, who will be signing CS9/PD3EM.
QSL CQ3W via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS. QSL CT9/DF7EE via LoTW; all QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau, use Club Log's OQRS for direct cards. QSL CS9/PD3EM via LoTW, or via home call (direct and bureau).

 

CQ9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Members of the CT3 Team will be active as CQ9T from Funchal during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are Duarte/CT3HF, Ricardo/CT3KN, Xavier/CS9ABC and Nicola/CS9ABE.

 

DL0, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the DARC local association "Wolfsburg (H24)" and possibly others will be active as DR0OEBIS (special DOK 150LOE) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the railway station Oebisfelde until the end of 2021. Activity will be on various HF bands and satellite using CW, SSB, RTTY and the Digital modes. QSL via the Bureau.

 

DL35, GERMANY (Special Event). To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the European DX Foundation (EUDXF), look for DL35EUDXF to be active between November 2021 and October 2022. There will be other special event stations with *35EUDXF callsigns and an award will be available. Details about this will be documented on the DARC website soon.

 

FM - Miguel, EA1BP will be active as FM/EA1BP from Martinique (NA-107) from 27 October to 5 November, including an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as TO7O. QSL via home call, the logs will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log.

 

GB60, SCOTLAND (Special Event). Gavin, GM0GAV (ex-VP8GAV), will activate the special callsign GB60ANT (WAP-337) during the month of December to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Signature. QSL GB60ANT via GM0LVI.

 

HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Reminder/Update). Members of the Tifariti Gang/DX Friends will be active as HD8R from Galapagos Islands (SA-004) between October 26th and November 7th. It was reported this past week that Raul, EA5KA, had to cancel his participation in the HD8R Galapagos DXpedition and that Gérard, F2JD, would replace him. Operators currently mentioned are Toni/EA5RM (Team Leader), Alberto/EA1SA, Gen/EA5EL, Javier/EA5KM, Manuel/EA7R, Jose Ramón/EA7X, Gérard/F2JD, Flo/F5CWU, Jean Jacques/F5NKX, Tony/F8ATS, Fausto/HC5VF, Faber/HK6F, Simone/IK5RUN and Fabrizio/IN3ZNR. The pilot station will be Tony, EC7ZK. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including 60m, using CW, SSB, the Digital modes and low orbit satellites with at least 4 stations that include Spiderbeams, verticals, Inverted "Ls" and beverages. They will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) possibly as a Multi-2 or Multi-Multi entry. QSL via EA5RM. Minimum requirements are: Self Addressed Envelope (SAE) and 3 USDs for up to 15 QSOs or 3 QSL cards (20 grams letter), 4 USDs are needed for more than 15 QSOs or 3 QSL cards.
QSL FOR DONORS: If you have donated 25 Euros, 30 USDs or more, send your QSO data by E-mail to their QSL Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) including your address and they will send your HD8R QSL direct. An OQRS will also be available. For more details and updates, see: http://www.dxfriends.com/hd8r

 

HV - HV0A (operated by IK0FVC, IK4CIE, IZ4VMA, IZ0BTV and I0JBL) will be activated on the Oscar 100 satellite on 16 October, from 8 to 16 UTC. Look for activity on CW and SSB. It will be the first activity of a Vatican City station on QO-100.

 

I - The United Nations Global Service Centre ARC (4U1GSC) in Brindisi is now active as 4U24OCT. The special callsign marks United Nations Day (24 October). DXCC wise, it counts for Italy. QSL via 9A2AA.

 

I - Luca, IK5AEQ and Franco, IZ5IUY will be active again as IL7/IK5AEQ and IL7/IZ5IUY from San Domino Island (EU-050) on 20-24 October. They will operate SSB and FT8/FT4 on 80-2 metres from the QTH of Ettore IL7/IK7DIJ, who works on the island and will operate with them. QSL via home calls, LoTW and Club Log.

 

J5T & J5HKT DXPEDITION TO GUINEA BISSAU NEWS (Update). Members of the Italian DX Team continue to be active from Bubaque Island (AF-020), Guinea Bissau, as J5T (CW-SSB-RTTY) and J5HKT (FT8) until October 22nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via I2YSB direct, IDT OQRS (Not ClubLog) or LoTW. For more info, see OPDX.1520. Their official
Web site is at: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Real-time online logs during the DXpedition are on: http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline

 

K7, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Jerry, N7WR, will be active as K7P from Prineville, OR, during the 2021 National Police Week until October 20th.
QSL via: Jerry Boyd, 6033 SE Riordan Rd. Prineville OR 97754.

 

KL - The aborted KL7RRC IOTA DXpedition to Kiska Island (NA-070) has been rescheduled and is now expected to take place on 4-11 July 2022. The team includes N3QQ, N6XG, N7QT, NL8 F and W8HC. QSL via N7RO. Bookmark https://www.na-234.com/ for more information and updates.

 

KP3, PUERTO RICO. Members of the Los Chachos Contest Club will be active as KP3Z from the Puerto Rico Contest Club in Rio Piedras during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via N4AO. Operators mentioned are Nathan/N4YDU, Bill/W9KKN, Daniel/N6MJ and
Felipe/NP4Z.

 

OE - Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the European DX Foundation (https://www.eudxf.eu/), Jo, OE6VIE will operate CW and FT8/FT4 as OE35EUDXF on 1-30 November. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or via DE1QSL (i.e. the DARC QSL Bureau).

 

OH - Ric DL2VFR, Friedrich DL4BBH and Klaus DL7UXG will be active as OH73ELK and OF73ELK from mainland Finland on 15-21 October, including an entry as OG7Z in the Worked All Germany (WAG) Contest (16-17 October). On 21-25 October they will be signing OH2/DL2VFR, OH2/DL4BBH and OH2/DL7UXG from Suur Pellinki Island (EU-097). QSL for OG7Z and OH73ELK via the bureau, others via home calls.

 

ON - Special callsign OT5IDPD will be active from 3 November to 3 December for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, whose annual observance (3 December) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992. All operators (Frank ON4AAC, Roger ON4AHQ, Erik ON4ANN, Raff ON6IX and Greg ON6YP) will be hams with a disability. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW, Club Log and eQSL; all QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.

OX - Thomas OZ1AA (OX1AA), Bo OZ1DJJ (OX3LX), Per OZ1KNJ (OX1KNJ), David OZ5DM (OX5DM), Mikkel OZ7AKT (OX7AKT) and Alex OZ7AM (OX7AM) will be active from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (NA-018) between 26 October and 9 November. They will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest
as OX7A (QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OZ1ACB). Outside the contest they will use their personal callsigns, and be active on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and FT8 with up to four stations. See https://sites.google.com/view/greenland2018/home for the individual QSL routes.

OX, GREENLAND. John, OZ1LXJ, is once again active as OX/OZ1LXJ from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (NA-018). His length of stay is unknown at this time. Activity over the past few days have bee mainly on 160 meters using CW. Watch between 1930-2300z. QSL via his home callsign.

 

 

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, is expected once again to be active as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) between November 22-30th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entries. Operations outside of the contest are "usually" on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters and the WARC bands as time permits with an emphasis on CW. Watch 160m on
the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.

 

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Charles/K1XX, Martin/W1MD, John/K3CT, David/N3RD, Walter/WA3LRO, John/N4RV, Richard/N6KT, Stu/N7ZZ, and Steve/PJ4DX will be active as PJ4K from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via KU9C. Look for operators to be active outside of the contest using PJ4/homecalls as station
building continues. QSL via operator's instructions.

 

PA - Also active between 1 and 30 November in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the European DX Foundation will be Dutch special callsigns PA35EUDXF, PB35EUDXF, PC35EUDXF, PD35EUDXF, PE35EUDXF, PF35EUDXF, PG35EUDXF, PH35EUDXF and PI35EUDXF. QSL for all of them
via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via PA1AW.

PJ6 - Bart, PD1BAT will be working on Saba (NA-145) from 30 October to 5 November. In his spare time he will operate as PJ6/PD1BAT on 40 and 20 metres FT8 and some SSB. QSL via home call.

 

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Reminder). John, W5JON/V47JA, will be going to Sint Maartrn Island (NA-247) this week between October 18-23rd, and be active as PJ7JA. His radio equipment is a Yaesu FT-891, Elecraft KPA-500 Amplifier and dipoles. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and FT8.
QSL PJ7JA via W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

 

PV60, BRAZIL (Special Event). Members of the "Sao Carlos Amateur Radio Club" will be active as PV60CRASC during the month of November to celebrate their club's 60th anniversary. QSL via PT2OP, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.

 

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Operators Julio/PP2BT, Stephano/PT2IC, Marenga/PU0FDN (& XYL Lola), Alex/PY4AZ, Roberto/PY6RT, Renner/PY7RP and Emerson will be active as PY0F from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL via PY7RP direct or ClubLog's OQRS. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.
The Noronha Contest Group (https://py0f.com.br/) state, "Almost two years after Covid-19, and with all the crew vaccinated, we decided to reopen the contest season in PY0F Fernando de Noronha! The team will arrive on October 24th and will work on the RX/TX antennas from 10 to 160m. We hope
catch you during CQ WW SSB."

 

S2 - S21AM, S21RC and maybe S21D will be active as S21DX from Manpura Island
(AS-140) on 16-22 December. They will operate mainly SSB with some FT8/FT4 on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres with two stations. They might also give QO-100 a try. QSL via EB7DX and LoTW. See
https://s21dx.org for more information.

 

TO6, GUADELOUPE. Members of the Radio Club de Montceau Les Mines (F6KJS) will be active as TO6S from Terre de Haut, Iles des Saintes (NA-114), Guadeloupe, between January 20th and February 1st, 2022. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via F6KJS. Look for more details and a Web page to be forthcoming.

 

TZ, MALI. Ulmar, DK1CE, will once again be active as TZ1CE from the QTH of Jeff, TZ4AM/K1MMB, in Bamako, Mali, between November 18th and December 8th (possibly longer). Activity will be on 160-10 meters (no 60m) using CW, SSB and FT8 (No F/H). QSL via DK1CE, by the DARC Bureau or direct.
NO LoTW.

 

UA - Joining the celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the European DX Foundation, members of the Miller DX Club will be active as UE35EUF on 1-14 November. QSL via RQ7L.

 

V4 - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from St. Kitts (NA-104) on 10-24 November. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 160-6 metres. QSL via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW.

 

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Chuck, KG9N, will be active as V4/KG9N from St. Kitts (NA-104) between February 8th and March 1st, 2022. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LOTW.

 

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operator Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as VE2IM from Sept-Iles, QC (Zone 2), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Yuri states he will be there between October 27-31st. Activity (usually) before and after the
contest will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and all HF bands including the 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL via VE3DZ, direct or by the VE3DZ OQRS. He usually uploads to the LoTW.

 

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Marty, W1MD, and a team of operators will be active as VP2MSS from Gingerbread Hill, Montserrat (NA-103), during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th, 2022) as Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW.

 

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. A few sources are reporting that Mario, W4HBW, (formerly VP5VMA, I2HBW, 3A2NY), is back on Providenciales Island (NA-002) and will be active as VP5MA until November. We have not seen any QSNs yet, but usually activity is on 20/15 meters using FT8. QSLs
for VP5MA can only be direct or via ClubLog's OQRS.

 

VP9, BERMUDA. Jeff, N6GQ, will be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE’s Hamilton Parish QTH (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) during the ARRL Inter. DX CW Contest (February 19-20th, 2022) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL VP9I via WW3S or LoTW. If in doubt, for fully updated QSL information,
please go to: http://vp9ge.com/vp9i

 

W - Mike, W7LG/4 will be active holiday style from Hatteras Island (NA-067) on 24-29 October. He will operate SSB and CW on 80, 40 and 20 metres between 16.00-21.00 UTC and again between 00.00-02.30 UTC. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct.

 

WP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as WP3C in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via M0OXO. See the Web page at: https://wp3c73.wixsite.com/wp3c

 

Iota News
**AS-200. Take, JI3DST, will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (mainly for DX and 6m Multi-Hop), JR8YLY/5 (mainly for JA, JR8YLY/P for FT8) from Shodo Island (Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between 0700z, October 20th, and 0000z, November 4th. Operation may vary due to heavy rain or other conditions. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (possibly FM/RTTY). QSL JI3DST/5 via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or by the Bureau). QSL JR8YLY/5 via ClubLog (only Bureau). Please don't send QSL to SAPPORO 004-0041 Japan (QRZCOM QTH).

 

**EU-050. Operators Luca/IK5AEQ and Franco/IZ5IUY will once again be active as IL7/IK5AEQ and IL7/IZ5IUY, respectively from Ettore, IL7/IK7DIJ, QTH on San Domino Island between October 20-24th. Activity will be on 80-2 meters using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via their home callsign, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog.

**NA-067. Mike, W7LG, will be active as W7LG/4 from Hatteras Island between October 24-29th. Activity will be holiday style on 80/40/20 meters using CW and SSB. It is suggested to look for him between 1600-2100z and 0000-0230z. QSL via W7LG, direct, eQSL or LoTW.

**NA-070. Operators Yuri/N3QQ, Walt/N6XG, Rob/N7QT, Tim/NL8F and Hal/W8HC have rescheduled their aborted KL7RRC IOTA DXpedition to Kiska Island to take place between July 4-11th, 2022. QSL via N7RO. For more details and updates, watch: https://www.na-234.com

**NA-096/ Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as HI7/DL2SBY from Punta Cana
**NA-122. and Bayahibe (NA-096) between December 1-14th. Activity will be holiday style using TS480SAT, IC-705, Juma1000 and different dipoles including for 160m. Modes will be CW, FT8 and possibly some SSB when conditions are good enough. He will also try a one day operation during the second week from Saona Island (NA-122) signing as HI2/DL2SBY. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS. NO Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW after his return home.

**SA-092. (PZ5G QRT) Markus/DJ4EL (PZ5GE) announced on October 16th, the following on Twitter: The flood made us QRT now. I am sorry. We were the first team to stay overnight and noticed that it is almost impossible to stay on Papegaaien while the water is high.

Qsl Info
QSL SV2RSG/A --- > JA1ADT is handling the QSLing duties for contacts made by JA stations with Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG/A from October 2019. Apparently this "temporary measure" applies only to cards requested "within the year 2021". JA1ADT's qrz.com page has more information and instructions.

QSL SV2ASP/A ---> Those who still need a QSL for the late Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A should act now and mail their request to:
Monk Chariton
Docheiariou Monastery
630 87 Agion Oros, Greece.
Apollo passed away on 5 May 2019. He "was in the Docheiariou Monastery, whose Abbott says Monk Chariton has been taking care of direct QSL requests and is presently still doing so but that may end at some point".

 

PIRATE ALERT.
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ANTARCTIC TREATY'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY MARATHON ---> Please note that two new callsigns are used during the Russian Robinson Club's Marathon celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Teatry. RB60ANT has been revoked and replaced with UE60ANT effective 7 October. Similarly, RJ60AN is expected to replace RJ60ANT. QSL for all callsigns via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via RZ3EC. Two certificates are available: https://hamlog.online

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AUSTRALIA: 2X1 CONTEST CALLSIGNS ---> The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) recently conducted a survey seeking the views of the amateur radio community on allocation arrangements for 2x1 callsigns. After considering the feedback from the survey (415 responses), the ACMA has recommended to the Australian Maritime College (AMC) that it starts allocating 2x1 callsigns commencing on 13 October. The new VK#A-Z, VJ#A-Z and VL#A-Z callsigns will be issued exclusively for amateur radio contests and for a period of 12 months to amateur radio clubs and holders of Advanced Class licences. The AMC is responsible for assessments and callsign issue in Australia on behalf of the ACMA. A list of callsigns issued will be published
on the AMC website: https://www.amc.edu.au/industry/amateur-radio/callsigns.

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COMOROS 2022 ---> The Radio Club de Provins (F6KOP) will be active from the Comoro Islands (AF-007) during the second half of January 2022. Plans are for a multinational team of 12 people to operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4 on 160-10 metres and QO-100 satellite with five stations. Details will be known in due course.

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YASME FOUNDATION GRANT AND EXCELLENCE AWARD ---> The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation (https://www.yasme.org/) has made a grant to the Seychelles Amateur Radio Association (SARA) to establish a facility for the recently formed amateur radio club.
Also, the BoD has announced that the latest recipient of the Yasme Excellence Award is Steve Babcock, VE6WZ, "for his contribution to the art of lowband antennas and remote operating. Steve has made available to the amateur community countless hours of instructional videos, for free, on his YouTube channel and qrz.com page".
Established in 2008, the Yasme Excellence Award is presented to individuals and groups who, through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication have made a significant contribution to amateur radio. The contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement, as all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and prosper. The Yasme Excellence Award is in the form of a cash grant and an individually-engraved crystal globe.

 

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