Archive - July 2022

VK0MQ Macquarie Island, Antarctica

Logs for VK0MQ have now been received from Matt on Macquarie Island, Antarctica and are now available on M0OXO OQRS which is open for Log searching and requests.

**QSL Cards are currently being designed.
**The first LOTW upload has been made, (thanks to ARRL LOTW Staff for the fast processing of the application).

(Please don’t email me with questions asking ”when?…..”)

Macquarie Island Station
54° 37′ 12″ S, 158° 51′ 40″ E
GRID QD95lm
CQ Zone 30
ITU Zone 60
IOTA AN-005

VP8TAA (VP8TAA/p) Falkland Islands

Jonathan (2E0KZN), is now working at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands until early November. Whilst there he will be emphasizing winter SOTA activations as VP8TAA & VP8TAA/P.

This past Sunday he and VP8AMH operated from Mount Kent (VP8/EF-006). He’s operating with an IC-705 and AH-705 ATU transmitting into a Sotabeam linked dipole (40-20M) and an 80ft or so random wire mounted on a 7 meter high mast. He also has a four cell lifepo4 6ah battery to supply his 705 with 10 watts. He can operate on all bands but will most likely be on 20 and 15 meters. He prefers SSB however operating on “PSK31 and FT8 while portable doing SOTA are easily achieved with a GPD Micro PC running Windows 10 for wsjt-x and fldigi”.

Jonathan is “a novice at CW” and is working on increasing his skills. He recognizes SOTA activities in the South Atlantic “is quite rare” and plans to do his “best to get up the hills here but free time is limited and weather conditions can be difficult”. He may also operate from the RAF Club station (VP8RAF) running QRO and an assortment of radios.

Logs and QSL Cards will be available in due course, OQRS will open as soon as the first log arrives.

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VE3KTB/VY0 NA-009

From Pierre (VE3KTB/VY0ERC)
 
”I will be returning to Ellesmere Island, NA-008 and will be operating VY0ERC roughly from 1 August to 16 August. It will be a busy time for us, so I probably won’t have an opportunity to put up much more than a vertical, but I will be active most days as the work schedule permits. Likely modes are SSB, CW, FT8.
 
As part of the requirements for this trip, I will be isolating enroute for 10 days in Resolute Bay on Cornwallis Island, NA-009. I am taking a Wolf River Coils vertical setup with me and an Icom IC-705, running 10W so I hope to be active using CW and FT8. However, I don’t know what my options are as yet for an operating location (remember, I have to stay isolated) so not sure how that will work. Hopefully I will be on for several hours on several days.
 
Qsl route via Charles, M0OXO”

VK0MQ Macquarie Island

Matt Gledhill, (VK0MQ) is now qrv from Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean, (1,500 km south-east of Tasmania and approximately halfway between Australia and the Antarctic continent.) He will be active from June & through to October 2022.

This is not a DXpedition, he operates in his limited recreation time which is shared with other hobbies and of course relaxing. 

Macquarie Island Station 
54° 37′ 12″ S, 158° 51′ 40″ E

GRID QD95lm
CQ Zone 30 ITU Zone 60

IOTA AN-005

Traditional Paper Qsl Card is available via M0OXO OQRS or M0OXO Direct Post Mail ($2.00 & SAE) in the coming days.

LOTW is uploaded monthly (by VK0MQ)

Callsigns I manage – Updated

The full list of Callsigns I manage has been updated today.

2D0RLA EU-116, 2E0AV, 2E0DJB, 2E0KYI, 2E1AYS, 2O0IJK, 2Q0IJK, 2R0KYI, 2SZ, 2V0IJK, 3A/EI9FBB, 3A/G0VJG, 3B7C AF-015, 3B8HA AF-049, 3B8M, 3B8MU AF-049, 3B9C AF-017, 3B9FR AF-017, 3B9HA AF-017, 3B9WR AF-017, 3C7A AF-010, 3D2AS OC-016, 3D2TS, 3V8CQ, 3Y0J, 4E8T OC-174 TAWI TAWI, 4K5ZI EU-182, 4S7DLG, 4W3A OC-148, 5B/G3SZU, 5B/G7VJR, 5B/LA7THA, 5B/M5RIC, 5B/MM0GOR AS-004, 5B/RA3CQ, 5V7EI, 6O6O, 6O7O, 6W/MM0NDX, 7P8LB, 7Q7AH, 7Q7EI, 7Q7JL, 7Q7LA, 7Q7RM, 8Q7CQ AS-013, 9G2DX, 9G5X, 9H3RJ EU-023, 9H4G EU-023, 9H5G EU-023, 9H5G/C6A NA-001 BLACK CAY, 9H5G/C6A NA-001 GT EXUMA, 9H5G/C6A NA-001 LEE STOCKING, 9H5G/C6A NA-054 LT HARBOUR CAY,
9H5G/C6A NA-113 ACKLINS, 9N1DX, 9N1MM, 9N7EI, 9X2AW, A25UK, A35JT, A52JF, A70X 2017, A70X 2018, A70X AS-088, A71A, A71AM, A71EM, A71RCAR
, A71LL, A71SS, A71VV, A71YY, A73A, A75GR, A91HI AS-202, A95GR AS-002, AT2SH,
AX16AC OC-001, AX5GR, AX5PAS, AX5PAS OC-001, AX5PAS VKFF-0886
AX5PAS VKFF-1691, AX5PAS VKFF-1752, AX5PAS VKFF-1764, AX5PAS VKFF-2247, AX5PAS VKFF-2886, AX5WOW, AX8AA OC-001, BD9BI, BD9BI/0, BG5UDN AS-138, BY5YAA AS-138, C4I AS-004, C5X, C6APY NA-054, C6ATS, C6ATS NA-001 CRAB CAY, C6ATS NA-001 GT EXUMA, C6ATS NA-001 HOG CAY, C6ATS NA-001 LEE STOCKING, C6ATS NA-001 ROLLE CAY, C6ATS NA-048 SOUTH BIMINI, C6ATS NA-054 HOFFMANS, C6ATS NA-054 LT HARBOUR CAY
C6ATS NA-113 ACKLINS, C6ATS NA-113 FISH CAY, C6ATS NA-113 JAMAICA
C6ATS NA-219 ANGUILLA, CM2ESP NA-005, CM5FZ NA-005, CN2AM, CN8QY
CN8QY BOTA, CO4XT NA-056, CP6CL, CR5V, CT7ANG (SK), CT8/G7VJR EU-089 Read More

QSL Card Mailing News

Thanks for your patience during the recent spell of being away. I am catching up this week and can report about the current progress;
 
1427 letters went out this week, I’d appreciate any reports when received please, (particularly in VK).

Cards out this week include;

CP6CL Bolivia
GB70* United Kingdom
T42ITU Cuba
VK9NT Norfolk Island
 
Keep your eye on my Facebook page for regular updates this week.

World Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day (also known as International Asteroid Day) is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Tunguska event in 1908
The Tunguska event (occasionally also called the Tunguska incident) was a ~12 megaton explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate (now Krasnoyarsk Krai), Russia, on the morning of June 30, 1908.
 
The explosion over the sparsely populated Eastern Siberian Taiga flattened an estimated 80 million trees over an area of 2,150 km2 (830 sq mi) of forest, and eyewitness reports suggest that at least three people may have died in the event.
 
The explosion is generally attributed to a meteor air burst: the atmospheric explosion of a stony meteoroid about 50–60 metres (160–200 feet) in size. The meteoroid approached from the east-southeast, and likely with a relatively high speed of about 27 km/s (60,000 mph) (~Ma 80). It is classified as an impact event, even though no impact crater has been found; the object is thought to have disintegrated at an altitude of 5 to 10 kilometres (3 to 6 miles) rather than to have hit the surface of the Earth.
 

R150WS Rykacheva Island, Kara Sea (AS-104)

R150WS Rykacheva Island, Kara Sea (AS-104)
 
Finally arrived from Russia, cards had been held in UK Customs awaiting Import Tax being paid.
 
Cards are being mailed this week.
 
Thanks to Igor UA9KDF & Team RT9K 😎