Archive - December 2014

Happy New Year 2015


A few days before the Year ends and i’ll be glad to see the back of 2014!

Thanks to everyone who supported me this Year and I wish all of you a pleasant and peaceful 2015.

Happy New Year!

VK9/G7VJR – Norfolk Island


Michael G7VJR will be in Australia over the Christmas period.

Whilst there, he has arranged a short stop over on Norfolk Island IOTA OC-005. Michael will use the Callsign VK9/G7VJR.

Qsl will be via M0OXO (OQRS preferred). Your Qsl Cards are NOT required so please do not send them via the bureau.


G3TXQ Hexbeam- New site launched


Anthony MW0JZE has now launched his new website.

It is now possible to purchase Hexbeam antennas and spare parts direct from the shop using PayPal or debit/credit cards. Some of the new products featured in the shop include:

Fiberglass spreaders/tubing kits
Rolls of wire to make your own wire elements (Jan 2015)
Baseplate kits saving you the hassle of finding all the parts for your homebrew antenna
Wire element clips
Stainless Hose clips and much more.

There will be some new products and projects that will be launched early in 2015 including the new 7 Band wide spaced Hexbeam  6 to 40m and a Hexbeam Kit for you homebrew addicts. LOGO-10

Click on the image or here to go to the new Hexbeam Website!

Voyager Buffeted by Interstellar ‘Tsunami Waves’


Since 2012, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced three ‘tsunami waves’ in interstellar space.  The most recent, which reached the spacecraft earlier this year, is still propagating outward according to new data. It is the longest-lasting shock wave that researchers have seen in interstellar space.

A “tsunami wave” occurs when the sun emits a coronal mass ejection, throwing out a magnetic cloud of plasma from its surface. This generates a wave of pressure. When the wave runs into the interstellar plasma — the charged particles found in the space between the stars — a shock wave results that perturbs the plasma.



VP8 Publicity Video

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Click the image to see the latest publicity video from the Intrepid DX Group relating to their Dxpedition to the South Sandwich Islands.








VK2014TDF Cards mailed..


Qsl Cards for the 2014 Kari’s Tour of Freedom Ride have now been mailed.

Qsl Cards for VK2014TDF arrived today and all have been processed. Direct cards will be mailed tomorrow and bureau cards will all go in the next Bureau mailing in January 2015.

If you need a Qsl Card for this trip then please use the link here at M0OXO OQRS. Your card is NOT required so please DO NOT SEND one, it is unnecessary!




D44TWO qrv from AF-005


After a successful trip to Burkina Faso last week, Harald DF2WO is now en-route to Cape Verdi.

Harald will arrive on San Tiago Island (IOTA AF-005) this Friday and he hopes to be qrv as D44TWO from either Saturday/Sunday 13/14th December. Look out for him on HF CW and SSB.

If you need a Qsl Card for this trip then please use the link here at M0OXO OQRS. Your card is NOT required so please DO NOT SEND one, it is unnecessary!




RI0X – IOTA AS-064


  QSL Card for the RI0X Expedition arrived today.

The RIØX Team activated Karaginsky Island, IOTA As-064, one of the Bering Sea Islands back in August this year.

Great Qsl turnaround time from Vic UA3AKO.







2SZ, GB2NZ, ZL4AA Qsl Cards mailed

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All Direct requests for Qsl Cards for these special events have now been mailed.

Bureau Cards will follow in January 2015 when my next bureau mailing is ready.