Archive - November 2020

JW7QIA Svalbard

 
Kenneth (La7GIA) is currently qrv from Svalbard (IOTA EU-026) where he will participate in CQWW CW this coming weekend as JW7GIA.
 
He is currently QRV on 80/40m using a Spiderpole with which he has had fun tuning it in -8C temperatures and heavy Snowfall.  He says ”Africa next 😉 ”
 
Qsl via M0OXO (OQRS or Direct Post Mail)

NL0H St Lawrence Island, Alaska NA-040

Some of you will have worked Henry Parker (originally from Nome, Alaska) earlier in the year when he operated as NL0H/P from St.Lawrence Island, Alaska (IOTA NA-040).
 
Henry has relocated to St. Lawrence in the Bering Sea and now as a permanent resident there, thus providing more activity on the Bands from the Island. There will be three separate logs on M0OXO OQRS relating to Henry’s past activity and his Callsign moving forward;
 
NL0H (from when Henry lived on the mainland)
NL0H/P NA-040 (His initial portable operations from the Island)
NL0H NA-040 (His current Callsign but now as a resident on the Island).
 
If you are unsure of where you worked Henry, check all three logbooks or email me.
New full colour Qsl Cards are currently in Print and will be available via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

Radio ‘sparks’ in the Battle of the Atlantic WW2

When Nazi Germany invaded neutral Norway in 1940, most of Norway’s merchant fleet was at sea, Although the Germans ordered them home, not one turned back. King Haakon VII and his government went into exile in London. From there, they formed Nortraship (the Norwegian Shipping and Trade Mission), which administered the Norwegian merchant fleet outside German-controlled areas. Nortraship operated some 1,000 vessels and was the largest shipping company in the world. It made a major contribution to the Allied war effort. 
 

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Sunspot for Election Day!

One of the biggest sunspots in years is emerging on the sun today. Hours ago it produced a C-class solar flare and a minor radio blackout over the Indian Ocean.
 
This sunspot, if it holds itself together, will face Earth for the next two weeks as it rotates across the face of the sun, potentially setting the stage for a sustained stretch of solar activity.