In our September monthly meeting we didn’t have any talk, and not many members showed up.
This training presentation was put together by Michael McGuire VK5ZC.
All information in this booklet is available from the internet on various websites.
Here three videos on YouTube
Coming weekend – Sep 7th, 00:00 UTC to Sep 8th, 24:00 UTC the 60th All Asian DX Contest (SSB) takes place. It is a good opportunity to make contacts in Asia and DX and test your station and antenna.
Entry classes for Asian Stations is Single OP or multi OP, high and low power (100 W). Exchange RST + operators age. Deadline for log submission (Cabrillo Format) is Oct 9th, 2019.
Detailed rules on the JARL Contest page.
We had visitors from Spain, Austria and Germany. Klaus gave a talk about the SARTS website redesign.
On July 27 and 28 a team of Singapore hams took the ferry to Pulau Ubin and used the IOTA contest as an opportunity to have a field day.
From July 14 to 15 the IARU HF Championship will take place, starting Saturday 12.00 UTC (20.00 SGT) and ending Sunday 11.59 UTC (19.59 SGT).
Objective is to contact as many other amateurs, especially IARU member society HQ stations, around the world as possible using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. You can find the detailed rules on the ARRL website.
Logs must be uploaded within 5 days after the event via the preferred online web service at contest-log-submission.arrl.org.
Perhaps due to the rain, as well as the school vacations, the turnout at this month’s meeting was exceptionally poor.
The RSGB is pleased to invite all radio amateurs across the world to join us in celebrating the Cricket World Cup which is being held in England and Wales in 2019. We are organising an International Amateur Radio Marathon for the duration of the competition.
Overview and Objectives
- The marathon will run from 30 May 2019 to 14 July 2019
- UK and International callsigns will be activated on 9 HF bands using SSB, CW and Digital modes.
- A series of award certificates will be offered based on the number of QSOs made with the special UK and International stations.
- RSGB will be using the excellent Hamlogs system that was used so successfully for the Football World Cup marathon in 2018.
- RSGB is inviting other countries to take part and to activate special call signs with the suffix 19CWC or similar.
Full details of the Marathon including the Rules for Awards and a list of International callsigns can be found on the RSGB website at rsgb.org/cricket.
You can follow your progress in the Marathon on the Hamlogs Website atcricket2019.hamlogs.net.
For further information relating to the marathon please email ContestClub@rsgbcc.org.
There was no talk this month, so the committee members were the main “actors”. There were quite a few new happenings on the ham scene and the various members took the floor to inform the others.