2020-07-07

G3USF's Worldwide List of HF Beacons




In a previous post I reported the demise of the G3USF HF beacons list. Now the list is available once again, by G0KYA on the RSGB website as:

G3USFs-Worldwide-List-of-HF-Beacons

The latest version (PDF format) was published on 18 June 2020.


2020-05-21

SV1DB SK






Με λύπη διάβασα χθές στο blog του SV1BJY την επιβεβαίωση της πληροφορίας του θανάτου του Ντίνου Ψιλογιάννη SV1DB εξ αιτίας της πρόσφατης επιδημίας COVID-19. 

Ο Ντίνος ήταν από τους σημαντικότερους Έλληνες ραδιοερασιτέχνες. Ίδρυσε την Ε.Ε.Ε.Ρ. (1968) και μέσα από αυτήν προσέφερε την δυνατότητα απόκτησης ραδιοερασιτεχνικής άδειας σε πολλούς συναδέλφους, που το κατεστημένο της εποχής κρατούσε στο "ψυγείο".

Επίσης είχε μεγάλη τεχνική εμπειρία στις εγκαταστάσεις κεραιών και κεραιοσυστημάτων για μεγάλες εγκαταστάσεις και αποτελούσε μια ανεξάντλητη πηγή πληροφοριών για το θέμα.

Το blog του Ντίνου παραμένει προς το παρόν προσβάσιμο στην διεύθυνση http://sv1db.wordpress.com/ 


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Don't break the chain!  Make the copy within 48 hours.  Gerald R. of San Diego failed to send out his ten copies and woke the next morning to find his job description changed to "COBOL programmer."  Fred A. of New York sent out his ten copies and within a month had enough hardware and software to build a Cray dedicated to playing Zork.  Martha H. of Chicago laughed at this letter and broke the chain.  Shortly thereafter, a fire broke out in her terminal and she now spends her days writing documentation for IBM PC's.

Don't break the chain!  Send out your ten copies today!


2020-03-15

PANDEMIC HF NETS ACTIVE IN YOUR AREA.

HFLINK SPECIAL BULLETIN.
PANDEMIC HF NETS ACTIVE IN YOUR AREA.
DATES: EVERY DAY.
TIMES: 2 PM AND 8 PM LOCAL TIMES (14:00 AND
20:00) IN EACH TIME ZONE.

WHO: ALL RADIO OPERATORS AND STATIONS WELCOME.
AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE AND INTEROPERABILITY GOV
OR NGO STATIONS. EVERY OPERATOR IS A NET 
CONTROL STATION FOR EACH LOCAL AREA.

PURPOSE: INTEROPERABILITY HF COMMUNICATIONS.

HOW: PROCEDURE FOLLOWS.
CALL CQ PANDEMIC HF NET.
TRANSMIT ALE SOUNDINGS AND NETCALL CALLS.
LINK TO OTHER STATIONS.
EXCHANGE VOICE AND ALE AMD TEXTING OR MESSAGE TRAFFIC.
IF NO TRAFFIC THEN DURATION OF NET IS 15 MINUTES.
SCAN ALE NET HFL.
SCAN AND SOUND ALE NET HFN.
CHAT ROOM AND MAP ON THE WEB AT HFLINK.NET

PANDEMIC HF NET NORTH AMERICA 4 FREQUENCIES FOLLOW.
10145.5 KHZ USB 10DALE HFN TEXTING.
 7296 KHZ USB 07HALE HFL VOICE.
 5371.5 KHZ USB 05GALE HFL VOICE AND TEXTING.
 3996 KHZ USB 03LALE HFL VOICE.

PANDEMIC HF NET EUROPE 4 FREQUENCIES FOLLOW.
10145.5 KHZ USB 10DALE HFN TEXTING.
 7185.0 KHZ USB 07EALE HFL VOICE AND TEXTING.
 5354.5 KHZ USB 05CALE HFL VOICE AND TEXTING.
 3791.0 KHZ USB 03HALE HFL VOICE AND TEXTING.

PANDEMIC HF NET AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 3 FREQUENCIES FOLLOW.
10145.5 KHZ USB 10DALE HFN VOICE AND TEXTING.
 7185.0 KHZ USB 07EALE HFL VOICE AND TEXTING.
 3600.5 KHZ USB 03EALE HFL VOICE AND TEXTING.

MESSAGE ORIGINATOR: BONNIE CRYSTAL KQ6XA.
HFLINK COORDINATOR.
hflink.net

ALE IS AUTOMATIC LINK ESTABLISHMENT.
THIS BULLETIN IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND MAY BE FORWARDED.

END OF HFLINK SPECIAL BULLETIN MESSAGE.


2020-03-11

"PANDEMIC HF NET" EUROPE

HFLINK BULLETIN: "PANDEMIC HF NET" EUROPE.

A new free and open net for Europe and Middle East, regional
and NVIS communications. Open to all radio operators in the 
Amateur Radio Service; also interoperability with Governmental 
or Non-Governmental Organizations. 

PURPOSE: Backup HF communications support and preparation.  

AREA COVERAGE: Europe, MiddleEast, Atlantic, Mediterranean.

DATES: 10 March 2020 to 01 May 2020.

TIME: Every day at 02:00 PM local time and 08:00 PM local time. 
(This is local time at your station location) (duration: 15 minutes)

MODES: SSB voice and/or ALE (AMD texting, other modes as needed)

PRIMARY FREQUENCIES: 
10145.5 kHz USB {channel 10DALE}
            Texting AMD (ALE Netcall: HFN)
7185.0 kHz USB {channel 07EALE}
           Voice SSB and Texting AMD (ALE Netcall: HFL)
5354.5 kHz USB {channel 05CALE}
           Voice SSB and Texting AMD (ALE Netcall: HFL)
3791.0 kHz USB {channel 03HALE}
           Voice SSB and Texting AMD (ALE Netcall: HFL)

NOTE: all frequencies are Upper Sideband USB.

NET CONTROL: There is no Net Control Station (every
station is a net control station).

RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE

Informal net, please be courteous.
Start the net by listening. 
If frequency is clear, transmit an ALE SOUND and ALE NET CALL 
on each of the 4 channels. Use short transmissions. 
On voice or text, identify often with your station callsign.
On voice or text:  "CQ PANDEMIC HF NET".

Use the hflink.net chat room and map to coordinate: 
http://hflink.net
Link and QSO with as many stations as possible for approximately 15 minutes. 
After net is completed, scan and sound channels normally.

-Bonnie Crystal KQ6XA
HFLINK Coordinator
HFLINK SPECIAL BULLETIN