Archive - October 2016

VI50DC – 100 Years Decimal Currency in Australia

Australian 1 Coin

Special Event Station celebrating the 50th anniversary of the introduction of dollars (Decimal Currency) in Australia.

The Station will be qrv between the 31st October 2016 until the 31st December 2016 from Victoria, Australia.

    Please QSL ONLY via M0OXO OQRS or  M0OXO by Direct Post Mail.



PEARL Ridge lab

VY0ERC , Eureka Amateur Radio Club will be active next week in CQWW SSB.

Operators Alex VE1RUS and Pierre VE3KTB will be qrv at Ellesmere Island, Nunavut IOTA NA-008 between 25th October & 14th November.

They will have a tS-480, 100 watts, to an R5 vertical for 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 and wires for 40.  Most of the operation will be on 20 with “hopefully some activity on 40, 17 and 15.”  They will be on SSB and digital modes. They will operate as and when work permits.

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.



Friends Of IOTA – October Update

friends of iota

Posted on the IOTA Website from Roger G3KMA;

The appeal has now reached GBP £17,360 on its way to our initial target of GBP £25,000 needed to bring to fruition the paperless QSLing project – see previous IOTA News items. We have to thank 182 contributors in 36 countries for their generosity. It is just a matter now of one more push to reach the target. We reported last month that enhancements to the existing IT in July have seen two thirds of new applicants using the Club Log paperless QSLing option for all or most credits claimed and well over half of all submissions are using it to some degree. Overall some 36% of all credits claimed since early July are QSO matches and the team say that over 30,000 QSO matches are pending submission. This continues to make huge savings for applicants which will grow rapidly as we expand the list of activations in the paperless QSLing pool and bring online the complete IOTA rewrite late next Spring.

We invite IOTA enthusiasts wherever located to join our Happy Band of Friends of IOTA. You can make a payment through PayPal to but make sure to add in the comments field “Friends of IOTA” and your callsign to identify you.

The complete update can be found here, and includes the complete list of those who have reached the various levels of support.

G3KMA, 23 Oct 2016

A25UK return trip


A 10-12 man team, led by Nobby G0VJG, will be active from Botswana as A25UK during early Spring 2017 (dates to be finalised).

They will be QRV with five QRO stations; 160-10m CW/SSB/RTTY for up to 10-11 days. Antennas include verticals for 80/160 and 4 square for 40m. Beams and towers will also be in use.

This will be a return visit for the same Team after their successful operation in 2016. This time ‘bigger & longer’.

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QSL Card received from Jean VE2FDJ.

This was for his recent activation during the IOTA Contest 2016 of Ile Aux Perroquets, Canada IOTA NA-176.

Thanks for the new one Jean, 73







XT2AGI / XT2AW Burkina Faso

K800 XT2

XT2AGI – Please listen out for a new licensee in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Ibrahim Guiero now has the Callsign XT2AGI and will be qrv from today on the bands.

Ibrahim is a new licencee being tutored by Harald XT2AW. Harald has sponsored a hexbeam and a Kenwood TS430 to Ibrahim for him to progress further in the hobby.

Please be patient with him but by all means give him a call!

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