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19/11. Spain on 500kHz. Six
Spanish stations have been granted special permission to operate between 501
and 504kHz with an ERP of 5W and a bandwidth of less than 100Hz. The calls to
look out for are EA1AY, EA2HB, EA3CC, EA4BVZ, EA3WX and EA5DY.
23/10. DK7FC's 8th VLF kite
experiment acheived excellent results with a best DX of 1310km on 8.97kHz
to EI8JK. He then tried 6470Hz and 5170Hz and made it to SQ5BPF near Warsaw at
20/10. 136kHz IOTA. JD1AHC will
be QRV at Chijima island (IOTA AS-031) from 26 October to 3 November 2010. The
DX vacation includes 136kHz (CW,QRSS30), HF band in CQ-WW-SSB contest(phone).
QSL:JA1BVA(Masaaki Saito), a member of "The 2200m club of
14/10. Extra SAQ transmission next
week. There will be a transmission with the Alexanderson alternator on
17.2 kHz on United Nations Day October 24 2010 at 11:00 UTC. Start
up and tuning from about 10:30 UTC. This time we do not require any QSL-reports
and will not verify. Don't forget our annual transmission on Christmas Eve
(morning), Dec 24, at 08:00 UTC with tuning up from 07:30 UTC.
29/09. First JA - VE QSO on 136.
Kunikazu Togashi, JA7NI and Scott Tilley, VE7TIL completed a trans-pacific
QSO on 2200m (137KHz) on September 28th, a first between Canada and Japan. The
distance between CN89dk (TIL) to QM09fl (NI) is 7162km. While not the DX record
for 2200m it comes in second to the distance achieved by ZM2E and UA0LE in
20/7. VK tests underway on 600m.
As of June 15, Wireless Institute of Australia is conducting 600m tests. A
limited number of licenses have been issued to VK hams under WIA arrangement
and AX2VKW beacon is already on the air transmitting CW on 507KHz. More general
access to the band is expected soon. ..info from VK2DX..
12/6. SAQ transmission next month.
There will be Grimeton Radio/SAQ transmissions on 17.2 kHz, CW, with the
Alexanderson alternator on Sunday July 4 ,Alexanderson Day, at
09:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC. Tuning up starts some 30 minutes earlier. The radio
station is open to visitors. QSL-reports are kindly received: - E-mail to:
23/3. VLF experiment succeeds.
Stefan DK7FC carried out his third test on 8.97kHz at the weekend with a
kite aerial. Unambiguous ID of the QRSS signal was made by Jim M0BMU out
portable, about 658km distant. Reception reports also came from Germany, The
Netherlands and Italy. Not bad for "audio" frequencies!
19/3. G8RW Silent key. I am
sorry to report the death of Bob G8RW aged 95. Bob was active on
15/3. VLF dream come true.
Stefan DK7FC has been
planning a test on 8.97kHz for a few weeks (Christened "the dreamers band").
Everything was ready for the tests today using a massive loading coil and a
kite aerial. Many had predicted that a few kilometres might be the limit, in
the event the signal was detected by several listeners, most notably Paul
Nicholson at the UK - 858.7km away! These frequencies are deregulated in
Germany but UK experimenters will need an NOV.
Temporary grabber 3 added at
2/3. New Zealand on 600m. The
latest to arrive on 505-515kHz are the ZLs, all ZL hams can operate on the band
- no special permit required - with 25W EIRP. Effective 1st March 2010 on a
20/2. Iceland gets 600m. On
February 19, 2010 The Post and Telecom Administration in Iceland granted a
temporary experimental access to the 600 meter band in Iceland. The permit is
valid until December 31, 2010. Frequency range is 493-510kHz on a secondary
basis, CW only. Power limit is 100 W. N and G class licensees can apply to the
PTA for the special license.
Info from TF2JB.
8/2. Canada on 136 at last. All
Canadian amateurs can now use the 136kHz band, previously this was just by
special permit. The new footnote to the Canadian licence states: "Stations in
the amateur service using frequencies in the band 135.7-137.8 kHz shall not
exceed a maximum radiated power of 1 W (e.i.r.p.) and shall not cause harmful
interference to stations of the radionavigation service operating in countries
listed in No. 5.67. (WRC-07)" VO1NA has already been copied over