Archive - December 2012

A63HI Umm Al Hatab Island IOTA AS-021


Tnx to the members from EARS, Emirates Amateur Radio Society, who were active from 19 till 24 december 2012 from Umm Al Hatab Island IOTA reference AS-021.

Several bands slots logged 😉 and all time new Island for MØOXO.

IZ0UIL now on LOTW

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Damiano IZ0UIL has now has his logbook uploaded to LOTW.


LOTW, or Logbook of the World, is a system operated by the ARRL where users from around the world can submit records of their contacts. When both participants in a QSO submit matching QSO records to LoTW, the result is a QSL that can be used for ARRL award credit. This is because LOTW is tightly controlled to verify submissions.

All QSO records are digitally signed using a certificate obtained from ARRL.

Image shows QTH of IZ0UIL.

7Z7AB AS-190 also in mailbox!


As the title says, also confirmed this morning is the card from Al Dhahran Island, IOTA AS-190.

Many thanks and Happy Christmas guys!

NH8S Swains Island Qsl arrives


Thanks for the prompt dispatch of the NH8S Qsl cards which arrived in the mail today.

Please to be another DXCC confirmed on paper 😉 Latest info from NH8S;

”Craig and I would like to thank everyone who worked us from Swains.  We made 105,500 qso’s which made a lot of hams happy.  This is not a record but something we and the team are very proud of.  We had a great time but are glad to be back home with our families.

This was truly a remarkable trip in many ways.  We are very proud of our team as they performed remarkably well under unbearable heat.  As you may know by now, it was 125° F on the beach in the sun.  To put up antennas in the loose sand and heat, was quite a challenge.  During the duration of the trip, the crew walked many miles to get to the operating stations four times a day. Then they worked the endless pileups, which can be stressful.  Never did they complain about the job before them, making qso’s in those hot tents.  Every crew member experienced some type of heat reaction at one time or another.  Some members endured other injuries as well, and two were hospitalized, so we had our challenges.  Everyone is home and fine now.”


Christmas Sky Show

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Just when you thought Christmas was over: At the end of the day on Dec. 25th, a pair of holiday lights will pop out of the deepening twilight. Jupiter and the Moon are having a Christmas conjunction.

It’s a beautiful apparition, visible all around the globe. Even city dwellers, who often miss astronomical events because of light pollution, can see the show. Separated by less than 2 degrees, the bright pair will beam right through urban lights.

For anyone who gets a telescope for Christmas, the timing is perfect. Jupiter and the Moon are among the most satisfying targets for backyard optics. A quick sweep of the telescope from Jupiter to the Moon and back again will reveal Jupiter’s storms and cloud belts, the Moon’s mountains and impact craters, and of course the four Galilean satellites circling the giant planet like a miniature solar system.

Jupiter’s trademark Great Red Spot will also be on display–and it is worth a look. Astronomers recently announced that the enormous swirling storm, twice as wide as the planet Earth, is “spinning up.”

But you don’t need a telescope to enjoy the show. Step outside at sunset on Dec. 25th and look east. After all, Christmas isn’t really over until you’ve seen the holiday lights!

A new ScienceCast video previews the Christmas-night conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter. Play it

Happy Christmas from M0OXO

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Can I take the opportunity to wish all my followers a very Merry Christmas from all at ‘Chez OXO’

I hope everyone has a nice Christmas however you celebrate it and I hope that 2013 is a peaceful New Year to all. A big thanks to all that have helped me in anyway over the last 12 months and indeed to all the users of M0OXO OQRS. I try to keep website up to date as much as possible and vary the topics as I feel at the time. These do not necessarily stick to the radio hobby directly but somewhere around the World I hope someone finds them of interest.

All the best, have a good few days and catch you on the other side!

73 from Charles, Debbie, Laura, Luke, Alex & Jack !

GB1WH – Event update

GB1WH Final Design

Now that the GB1WH event has ended, here is a message from the station operator;

Hi all,  
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who donated to the hospice or simply called in to say hello. This is without doubt the most worthwhile SES I’ve been involved with. So with money raised for the Hospice and over a thousand calls in the log I can safely say it’s been a great success. Together we’ve raised awareness and funds for this great charity, and also promoted our great hobby.

73 de Ian M0IAA es GB1WH

Qsl Cards for GB1WH are available from M0OXO OQRS

Happy Christmas to Hexbeam’ers

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Eham Reviews.

Eham is a fantastic source of honest and helpful information when buying Amateur radio equipment. If you have not already left a review would you be able to spare me 5 minutes of your time. Just a few lines is enough, it all helps. If you have already left me a review, many thanks for your time and comments.

To follow the Eham review please click the link below.

Many thanks to you all for your purchase of my version of the Hexbeam, I hope you get many more years of chasing DXing with it.

If you have any issues in the future please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year

73’s Ant MWØJZE

V63PR OC-078 confirmed


V63PR Qsl Card gratefully received today from Yoshi JJ8DEN.

Falalop Island on Ulithi Atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia was not a new Country for me having worked it on several bands but the IOTA (OC-078) adds another confirmation to the list.

MØOXO IOTA #549 worked, #477 confirmed