This is a suitable time to remind you that the last date for sending score updates to checkpoints, both online or by QSL cards, for inclusion in the 2021 Honour Roll and Annual Listings is 31 January 2021. If cards are postmarked after that date, and each year checkpoints receive some, they are processed in the normal way but the scores are held over to the following year’s listing. The current disruption to postal services as a result of coronavirus suggests that, where cards are to be sent, they should be sent in good time to enable credit to be given. It is important that participants who have not updated since the 2016 annual listings and wish to remain listed should note the 5 year cut-off rule and make a submission before 31 January 2021. If you have not logged into your record for more than two years, you will need to revalidate your registration through email@example.com. Do not leave it to the last moment as you may run out of time.
Its with deep sadness we have to report that Halim Dani, YB2TJV (who is also the IARU R3 Disaster Chairman), passed away on 12 December 2020.
Such sad news for someone we (and I personally) are proud to have called a friend. Dani was a great guy, a family man with young children. He will be missed by many
Halim Dani – YB2TJV. Started active on ham radio by joining ORARI in 1982 with callsign YD2DVM then 1984 upgraded to YC2DVM. In 2003 he changed to YC2TJV and in 2007 as an Advanced Licensee to YB2TJV. Preferring DX-ing he enjoyed the activating side of the hobby and worked as a QSL Manager for YE2IPY (Indonesian Polar Year) and YE2H ( lighthouse IDO-374. He also maintained the APRS system.
Dani was also renowned for producing many of the Logo’s used in out hobby for major Dxpeditions, individual Logo’s and more generally for his design work. He produced most of the Logo’s used by myself over the last 5/6 yesrs including the M0OXO QSL Manager and OQRS Logo’s with which you are all familiar.
RIP, sleep well OM
NL0H St Lawrence Island (Sivuqaq), Alaska (IOTA NA-040)
Nobby, G0VJG will be active again as 8Q7CQ, this time from Reethi Faru, Filaidhoo Island (IOTA AS-013) on the Maldive Islands.
He will operate on the 80 – 10m Bands using SSB & Digital modes, the operation being between the 14th and 29th of January 2021.
QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail