CQ WPX award update

CQ WPX Mixed (1400 pfx)
CW WPX Mixed (1400)
CQ WPX Digital (900 pfx)
CQ WPX Digital (900)
CQ WPX CW (500)
Yesterday I received three endorsements for WPX: WPX Mixed 1400, WPX Digital 900 and WPX CW 500. I received all my WPX credits via the ARRL Logbook of The World (LoTW).


Meteo FAX on 7100 kHz

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Surface analysis for N. Atlantic chart - 2016-01-18

Yesterday afternoon a meteo station started sending meteo charts by FAX on 7100 kHz (this is the USB dial frequency, "white" is on 7101.9 kHz). No station identification is sent but it is believed that it is a military station in the United Kingdom.



Today I received a QSL card from PJ7K via JA1ELY. It confirms a RTTY QSO on 40 m (7 MHz) in November 2015. This is an All Time New One (ATNO) for me, getting my DXCC total to 279 entities.

They have also promissed confirmation via the Logbook of The World (LoTW), bu they have not uploaded the QSOs yet, so I shall wait for some time before submtting this card to DXCC.


Intruder on 7035 kHz

This evening at around 18:30 UTC, a strong, 15 kHz wide digital transmission, centered on 7035 kHz obliterates part of the 40m band. Waterfall recorded on my Perseus SDR show that the part affected is 7027 to 7043 kHz. It is believed that it is a OTHR (Over the Horizon Radar) from China.


VUCC on 50 MHz - 125 locator squares

Yesterday DJ90IARU uploaded logs to the Logbook of The World (LoTW). For me these included a 6 m QSO with locator JO42 in June 2015. With this QSL I reached 125 confirmed locators on 50 MHz so I applied for the VUCC endoresement. 

ARRL accepted my application within a few hours, so now I wait for the sticker in the mail.

Update 2016-01-22: Today I received the 125 locators endorsement sticker. Thanks ARRL!

Update 2016-02-04: Read about the related experience of Bob K0NR: "50 MHz VUCC Via Logbook of the World" (2013-01-11).


Ε.Ε.Ρ.: Νέα διοίκησις - Νέα πνοή


Σήμερα ανέλαβε το νεό Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της Ε.Ε.Ρ. Μετά από πολλά χρόνια είχαμε και αλλαγή προέδρου, με την εκλογή του SV1GE στην θέση του απερχομένου SV1IW.

Στην mini γενική συνέλευση που ακολούθησε για αλλαγή έδρας παρευρέθησαν 25 τακτικά μέλη και υπήρξε απόλυτη ομοφωνία.

Ορισμένα ραδιοερασιτεχνικά θέματα στα οποία εμπλέκονται οι αρχές (Υπουργείο Μεταφορών, ΕΕΤΤ) είναι σε εξέλιξη (π.χ. 5 MHz). Ελπίζω και εύχομαι ο νέος πρόεδρος να ανταποκριθεί στις προσδοκίες.

Ο SV2FWV ανέφερε Τακτική Γενική Συνέλευση στις 17 / 24 Ιανουαρίου 2016 και πιθανώς κοπή πίτας στις 31 Ιανουαρίου.