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Hal, FS/W8HC will be active from Saint Martin Island, IOTA NA - 105, 29 July - 6 August 2021.

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This coming weekend sees the ever popular RSGB IOTA contest taking place.  It looks like this will be a bumper year for island activations – thankfully much better than last years’ curtailed efforts.  A consolidated list of announced activations can be found here. This page usually updates often before the actual contest.  PS: Look out […]

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International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator Greg Mossop, G0DUB, reported over the weekend that amateur radio volunteers have responded in the wake of widespread and catastrophic flooding in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The flooding, resulting from unprecedented heavy rainfall, has claimed more than 120 lives. Hundreds more remain unaccounted ...



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The ARRL 2020 Annual Report has been posted and is available to download. The report summarizes ARRL program and fiscal activity for the year.

In his introductory remarks, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, said that 2020 was a difficult and challenging year for ARRL. “The coronavirus pandemic changed everything, from the way we socialized, to the way we worked, to the way students learned,” Ro...



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The ARRL 2020 Annual Report has been posted and is available to download. The report summarizes ARRL program and fiscal activity for the year.

In his introductory remarks, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, said that 2020 was a difficult and challenging year for ARRL. “The coronavirus pandemic changed everything, from the way we socialized, to the way we worked, to the way students learned,” Ro...



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International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator Greg Mossop, G0DUB, reported over the weekend that amateur radio volunteers have responded in the wake of widespread and catastrophic flooding in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The flooding, resulting from unprecedented heavy rainfall, has claimed more than 120 lives. Hundreds more remain unaccounted for.

The Dutch Amateur Radio Emergency Service (DARES) was on standby since July 14, as the first reports of flooding came in. An initial attempt to establish a point-to-point link from the provincial capital of Maastricht to the north of Limburg province was halted due to heavy traffic, as residents evacuated low-lying areas. DARES volunteers were in contact with members of the Belgian Emergency Amateur Radio Service (B‑EARS) to coordinate their efforts.

The European Civil Protection Mechanism was activated, and emergency groups across the region reported their governments were sending extra assistance and supplies to the areas where damage was worst. The flood water surge continued to make its way north, leading to further evacuations, and amateur radio emergency groups focused on requests for assistance. B‑EARS asked to provide a backup VHF link between the emergency call center in Brussels and the province of Hainaut through Friday, while DARES had four stations active in the Limburg area ready to respond if needed.

The greatest loss of life and damage has occurred in Germany, where more than 1,000 residents remain unaccounted for. The loss of mobile telecommunication networks has slowed the effort to locate people, while many others are without power or homes. The emergency communications unit of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) has been handling inquiries for amateur radio support in the worst-hit areas, but members in the area have been flood victims as well, losing equipment or their homes.

“Amateur radio clubs have been in contact with relevant authorities, but there is currently no need for operational support from radio amateurs,” the DARC reported. A mutual aid arrangement exists among amateur radio organizations in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Mossop said emergency communications groups in the affected and surrounding regions are ready to respond to requests and have been coordinating their efforts as needed.

“This emergency will last for some time as infrastructure is repaired and the threat from damaged dams and more rainfall is reduced,” Mossop said. — Thanks to IARU, DARC    

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z-1400Z, Jul 26

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Jul 26

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2030Z, Jul 26

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2300Z, Jul 18 to 0100Z, Jul 19

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0100Z-0159Z, Jul 20

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-1900Z, Jul 20

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 21

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z-1400Z, Jul 21

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Jul 21

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0030Z-0230Z, Jul 22

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0300Z-0400Z, Jul 22

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0700Z-0800Z, Jul 22

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-1900Z, Jul 22

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Jul 22

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2030Z, Jul 22

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OY1CT will be active from Kvivik, Stremoy Island, IOTA EU-018, Faroe Islands in RSGB IOTA Contest, 24 - 25 July 2021.

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DXCC Most wanted countries 2021 Club Log version. Updated 19 July 2021.

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Jul 21

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0030Z-0230Z, Jul 22

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0300Z-0400Z, Jul 22

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0700Z-0800Z, Jul 22

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-1900Z, Jul 22

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Jul 22

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WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2030Z, Jul 22

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OY1CT will be active from Kvivik, Stremoy Island, IOTA EU-018, Faroe Islands in RSGB IOTA Contest, 24 - 25 July 2021.

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DXCC Most wanted countries 2021 Club Log version. Updated 19 July 2021.

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Southgate ARC - An ARISS educational contact is planned for Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD with youngsters at SpaceKids Global, Winter Park, Florida, USA

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Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th July, through Sunday, 18th July there were 203 countries active

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Southgate ARC - More local listeners will be able to tune into new digital radio stations, as Ofcom completes the first round of small-scale DAB licence awards

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Southgate ARC - The UK pioneered amateur radio exams that could be taken online from home, Iceland's IRA intends to examine that idea. The IRA aims to start their next course in October

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Southgate ARC - The Vice Media site has picked up the story of signals believed to be from Cuba causing interference in the amateur 7 MHz band and which featured in YouTube videos

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Southgate ARC - Each Pyongyang household must report the number of TVs they own, and they face stiff punishments for hiding them

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Southgate ARC - The popular Bath Based Distance Learning for the amateur radio Full exam is starting again in August. Bookings are being taken now

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Southgate ARC - Supporting innovation is at heart of Ofcom’s new strategy for how it will manage the UK’s airwaves over the next decade

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Southgate ARC - The Houma Courier reports on the Bayou Amateur Radio Society who have played a vital communication role in the wake of hurricanes that have hit south Louisiana

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Southgate ARC - What a mouthful of a title! But it is the best to explain this question from a Troy Ball, KK0TLB

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Southgate ARC - Quin (K8QS) and Tom (WA9TDD) look at some of the best amateur cartoons of all time, focusing in Part One on antennas, gender, technology, and dreams, and in Part Two on money, obsession, and neighbors/family

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NEWS UPDATE @ 0800z – The JW0W team is now leaving Oslo for Longyearbyen. All luggage is loaded and they are ready to go. They are checking weather for the boat for tomorrow. It looks not too bad at the moment. Next news from Svalbard.

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UPDATE – The team started their long road journey from southern England to EU-111 earlier today. WX looks good for an activation of what is now Europe’s 5th most wanted IOTA. Look for GM3RCV/P signals on the 22nd.  APRIL 25, 2021 – G0FDZ, G0VJG, G2NF, M0SDV & EI5IX will be active from Ceann Ear, Monach […]

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Following info was posted on the Rebel DX Group Facebook page.  It’s still on the go. Everything is ready. Hope Covid and current crazy internal situation in South Africa will not disturb us to go this season. First attempt documented here

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Giovanni, CT9/IZ2DPX will be active from Madeira Island, IOTA AF - 014, 14 - 29 August 2021.

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Harold, DF2WO will again be active as 9X2AW from Kigali, Rwanda between September 13-28, 2021. QRV on 160-10m, CW, SSB & Digi. More here

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