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Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1459.1
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1459.1
April 7, 2020
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, OH
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Clusters
Network, and OH2BH for the following DX information.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 07, 2020, Helsinki, Finland
SRAL - The Finnish Amateur Radio League
PLEASE JOIN THE GLOBAL AMATEUR RADIO
NETWORK AS YOU STAY HOME
In the world-wide amateur radio community, social distancing is not an
issue. The ham radio network operates by radio waves with signals flying
high and wide, across all borders near and far. Amateur radio operators
are well-known as communicators during the happy days, but also during
times of crisis. Even if physically locked down, the world is wide open
for them. They are encouraged to communicate, keeping their channels
clear and their minds and skills sharp for global messaging if needed.
While they now extend the physical distance between friends, at the same
time they grow closer in their social distance - their minds and hearts.
The Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL) with the support of the Finnish
Communication Agency (TRAFICOM) are working together to increase awareness
and promote the normal orders of each society during this unfortunate
period. To do so, the three-million strong amateur radio community is
encouraged to stay in touch and keep up their global network.
With that charter and mission in mind the SRAL invites all amateurs to
join forces. Keep up the radio activity and the global social network!
TIME PERIOD from Thursday, April 08,2020 16.00 UTC thru July 08,2020,
Contacts are encouraged to STAYHOME stations as well as to all friends
around the world, but also for the purpose of the below-mentioned GMA
While contacts are permitted on all amateur radio bands (CW, SSB and
FT8/4) the core activity is targeted to the windows of 14250-14270 and
14050-14060 KHz and 3740-3760 and 3530-3540 KHz. The SRAL stations are
typically active on that window from 12 UTC and 16 UTC onwards respectively.
RADIO MESSAGE ITSELF
Temporary QSH (Stay Happy & Healthy) which may change during the period.
MESSENGER STATION NETWORK
SRAL is launching ten (10) different stations from OH0 thru OH9 who sign
with STAYHOME suffixes, such as OH5STAYHOME. The other stations from
other countries signing STAYHOME are qualified to this program. Such
stations include 9K9STAYHOME or TC1STAYHOME with the RAST (Thailand)
E2STAYHOME station expected to join the network soon.
For coordination purposes please kindly inform your new STAYHOME country
to stayhome@... accordingly.
GMA - GLOBAL MESSENGER AWARD
This award honors contacts to 100 or more different countries (DXCC),
during this time period, which should include at least five (5) messenger
(STAY HOME) stations.
SHA - STAYHOME AWARD
There will also be an award for contacting a minimum of five (5) OH*STAYHOME
- prefixes with a maximum number of other stations in other countries
signing the STAYHOME -suffix. In Finland all numbers/regions 0 thru 9
will be activated. The highest number contacted, and all with up to
three (3) less than the achieved maximum will be awarded.
MESSENGER STATION NETWORK
SRAL launches ten (10) different stations from OH0 thru OH9 who sign with
STAYHOME suffixes, such as OH5 STAYHOME. The other stations from other
countries signing STAYHOME are qualified to this program. Such as 9KSTAYHOME
or VESTAYHOME etc.
Some special activities for specific durations within this overall time
period will be announced separately through international amateur radio
QSL manager: Miika, OH2BAD
Awards: Martti, OH2BH (details TBA)
Supporting network: OH1NX, OH2BAD, OH2BH, OH2KI, OH2KM, OH4UI
OHs are a serious bunch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqGRnlXplx0
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........ 73 de Tedd KB8NW
Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - E-mail addresses:
<kb8nw@...> or <kb8nw@...>
Editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX - DXer's Tool of Excellence)
President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
Sysop of the "Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS" (BARF80.ORG)
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