Archive - December 2010
I am pleased to report that the Qsl Cards for the PW2D Contest Station arrived from the printer a few days ago and the first 35 direct Qsl Card requests have been mailed this morning (29th December 2010).
The PW2D team are part of the Araucaria DX Club that promotes and encourages contest and dxing in Brazil. The Station is located near Mogi das Cruzes, half way between the city of Sao Paulo and the Port of Santos, Brazil.
Happy Christmas to all my readers, hope you all have a prosperous New Year and a Peaceful 2011!
Bamboo Island is one of a group of small islands in the Gulf of Thailand located about 10 km. from the port city of Sihanoukville in southern Cambodia.
Qsl via Patrick ON7PP
From January 2011 their Callsigns will change to Gino ON2SSB and for Peter ON2WAB.
I am sure everyone will still recognize them on air so here is wishing them both well from their friends across here in the UK!
(Photo: Peter ON3WAB left, Gino ON3SSB right)
Wx permitting, Ian MØIAA and Andy MØGGR will activate Fairburn Ings (GFF-214) West Yorkshire this Friday 17th December 2010 using their own Callsigns (/p).
The operation will be on 80, 40 and 20M Bands where appropriate running100w into OCF and/or Dipole antennas. Fairburn Ings is an all time new and first time activation so be ready for the pile up! Qsl will be via MØOXO (Click here if you are in need of a Qsl service.)
Snow is possible at the location on the day of this activation so good luck to them. Please give the guys your support and we wish them well with the event.
The last in the series of GFF Awards, the GFF Honour Roll Award (HRA) is now available from the GFF team.
The HRA is available to the stations that have worked, heard or activated at least 50 National Parks or Nature Reserves Worldwide, those being listed in the WFF Award Program. It is hoped that in due course it will be available via the EW4DX LogSearch Database but it may take some time for it to become ‘live’ on that system.
The first HRA’s were issued today to Gino Vandeweghe ON3SSB and Peter Destoop ON3WAB/M6ONL, well done to both.
You can find more information about ‘GFF’ and their various awards on my website by clicking here and for more information on the GFF HR Award then click on the Certificate above to be directed to the information.
GS2MP - Yaesu Heritage Year 2010 & Award 01 Jan - 31 Dec 2010 On Air!
HD2M - Contest DXpedition to Nobel, Ecuador QRT 04 Dec 2010
HI7/OT4R - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (NA-096) 02-20 May 2011
HKØGU - San Andres Island DXpedition (NA-033) QRT 02 Dec 2010
J28RO - Republic of Djibouti 06 Jul 2010 - 06 Jul 2012 On Air!
J6 - St. Lucia Buddipole Expedition (NA-108) 05-13 Dec 2010 On Air!
K6VVA/VE7 - Quadra Island (NA-091) 02-05 Jun 2011
K6VVA/VE7 - Point Lay Barrier Island (NA-242) 21-24 Jul 2011
KC4AAA - Amundsen-Scott South Pole Base (USA-21) Temporarily QRT
LU1XR - Tierra del Fuego Province (ARG-23) On Air!
LU1XS - Tierra del Fuego Province (ARG-23) On Air!
LU1ZG - General Manuel Belgrano II Base [Army] (ARG-06) On Air!
LU1ZV - Esperanza Base [Army] (ARG-04) Temporarily QRT
LU2XT - Tierra del Fuego Province (ARG-23) On Air!
LU2XZ - Tierra del Fuego Province (ARG-23) On Air!
LU3XX - Tierra del Fuego Province (ARG-23) On Air!
LU9XT - Tierra del Fuego Province (ARG-23) On Air!
LX75ØD - City of Diekirch 750th Anniversary 01 Jul 2010 -30 Jun 2011 On Air!
OJ1ABOA - Aboa Station (FIN-01) Temporarily QRT
OR4TN - Princess Elisabeth Station (WAP BEL-02) 29 Nov 2010 - 24 Feb 2011 On Air!
PJ5/SP6IXF & PJ5/SP6EQZ - St. Eustatius (NA-145) QRT 03 Dec 2010
R1ANB - Mirny Base (RUS-07) Temporarily QRT
R1ANC - Vostok Base (RUS-13) Temporarily QRT
R1AND - Novolazarevskaya Base (RUS-09) On Air!
R1ANF - Bellingshausen Base (RUS-01) Temporarily QRT
R1ANP - Progress Station (RUS-11) 16 Dec 2009 - 30 Dec 2010 (approx) On Air!
R1ANR - Novo Runway (MNB-06) Temporarily QRT
R1ANY - Novolazarevskaya Station (RUS-09) On Air!
S9DX - Sao Tome & Principe DXpedition (AF-023) 04-17 Feb 2011
T31A - Kanton Island DXpedition (OC-043) Apr 2011 for 9 days
T32C - Kiritimati [Christmas Island] (OC-024) Sep-Oct 2011
T6PSE - Afghanistan DXpedition May 2011
TN5SN - Brazzaville, Congo 20 Aug 2008 for 3-4 years On Air!
TO2Z - Reunion Island (AF-016) [holiday style] 09-22 Apr 2011
V31ME & V31ML - Belize Islands Tour 10-26 Jan 2011
V73QQ & V73RRC - Marshall Islands (OC-087 - OC-278) 30 Nov - 16 Dec 2010 On Air!
VK4LDX/P - Magnetic Island (OC-171), QLD 10-12 Dec 2010
VK9C/G6AY - Cocos-Keeling DXpedition (OC-003) 22 Feb - 05 Mar 2011
VK9NA - Norfolk Island (OC-005) 07-21 Jan 2011
VK9NN - Norfolk Island DXpedition (OC-005) 05-19 Dec 2010 On Air!
VK9X - Christmas Island DX Holiday (OC-002) 14-20 Jan 2011
VP8/O - South Orkney Islands DXpedition (AN-008) 27 Jan - 08 Feb 2011
VP8AWU - Port Stanley, E. Falkland Island (GBR-25) On Air!
VP8BKF - Mount Pleasant Airport, E. Falkland Island (GBR-25) Temporarily QRT
VP8CMH/mm - RRS James Clark Ross Polar Ship On Air!
VP8CXV - Mount Pleasant Airport, E. Falkland Island (GBR-25) Temporarily QRT
VP8DIF - Husvik, South Georgia Island (GBR-27) Temporarily QRT
VP8DLB - Mount Pleasant Airport, E. Falkland Island (GBR-25) On Air!
VP8DMH - Rothera Base, Adelaide Island (GBR-12) On Air!
VP8DNA - Mount Pleasant Airport, E. Falkland Island (GBR-25) Temporarily QRT
VP8LP - Port Stanley, E. Falkland Island (GBR-25) On Air!
VP8ML - Walker Creek, E. Falkland Island (GBR-25) Temporarily QRT
VP8NO - Port Stanley, E. Falkland Island (GBR-25) On Air!
VP8PTG - Walker Creek, E. Falkland Island (GBR-25) Temporarily QRT
VP8ROT - Station "R" Rothera (GBR-12) Temporarily QRT
W4T - Tangier Island + IOTA Contest (NA-083) 27-31 Jul 2011
XE2JA/XF1 - Alcatraz Island (NA-167) Postponed
XRØZN - Juan Fernandez Archipelago (SA-005) Postponed due end of 2010
XR2ØØR - 200yrs Independence of Chile 21 May - 31 Dec 2010 On Air!
XV4SP - Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam (AS-128) 26 Nov - 06 Dec 2010 On Air!
ZD9BCB - Gough Station (ZAF-05) On Air!
ZD9GI - Gough Island (AF-039) 30 Oct 2010 - 01 Sep 2011 On Air!
tnx to VA3RJ!
Snowstorms and freezing temperatures are disrupting travel across the UK for a fifth day as airports cancel flights and train operators limit services.
The earliest widespread snowfall in the U.K. since 1993 has frozen over roads, disrupting traffic, with icy weather likely to last until at least Dec. 8th. The U.K.’s Met office warned of widespread icy roads across Scotland’s Highlands today and forecast temperatures to drop as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius in Scotland this morning and as low as minus 5 degrees Celsius in London and the southeast of England.
The area worst affected in the U.K. was the North with Yorkshire and Northumberland bearing the brunt. A spokesman for the Automobile Association said the rescue service responded to 18,000 calls on Dec. 1, and had 100,000 in the past six days. We are now in our 7th day without any Mail service so delivery of Qsl Cards has a serious delay.
Temperature at my address is currently -12.6 Degrees Celsius, almost breaking my record of -13.7 Celsius in 2002.
06th December 2010 -13.9 Celsius