Category: Follow-up

via the ARRL: Z60A Activity to Mark Kosovo’s New DXCC Status Logs Nearly 100,000 Contacts

Before shutting down on March 12, Z60A in Kosovo had logged 98,450 contacts during its celebratory operations to hand out a new one to the madding crowd. The 30-day-long initial activation of the newest DXCC entity encountered 30,541 individual call signs in 174 DXCC entities. “Mission Goodwill Kosovo” expressed appreciation to the 28 operators from […]

via the ARRL: 3Y0Z Bouvet Island Team: We’ll Be Back

Now safely home in the wake of their ill-fated DXpedition attempt to Bouvet Island, the members of the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island team hope to try again to mount an operation from what’s been described as the most remote place on Earth. The subantarctic Bouvet — a Norwegian dependency — stands as the second most-wanted DXCC entity. “[W]e are […]

via the ARRL: Management Change Under Way at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that a management change is under way at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The University of Central Florida (UCF) has begun formal transition activities to assume the operations and management of Arecibo Observatory, which sustained significant damage during Hurricane Maria last September. “The university will take over formal management and execute a program of research […]

via the ARRL: Flight Delay Keeping 9M0W Team from Spratly

[UPDATED 2018-03-07 @ 1439] The DXpedition team’s departure has again been delayed by 1 day.] The 9M0W DXpedition team to Spratly Islands had expected to be on the air March 6, but now reports that its their flight to Spratly was delayed by 1 day. “We have confirmed our flight for tomorrow, March 7, at 5:45 AM and […]

Will the FCC Sink Pirate Radio in Colorado?

Word spread quickly about the mysterious unmarked black SUV parked at a highway exit just outside the town of Ward on January 24. In the self-sufficient mountain community perched at 9,500 feet, strangers always attract attention. But the strangers in the SUV weren’t just a curiosity; they were enforcement agents with the Federal Communications Commission, […]

via the ARRL: 3Y0I Bouvet DXpedition Invites 3Y0Z Team to Join Forces

The 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition team this week publicly invited the members of the ill-fated 3Y0Z team to join forces as part of “rebooted preparations” for the venture, but 3Y0Z team co-leader Bob Allphin, K4UEE, told ARRL that his group has other plans. Dates for the 3Y0I DXpedition, meanwhile, remain up in the air at this point, […]

via the ARRL: Latest Z60A Operation from Kosovo to Include ARRL International DX Contest SSB

Z60A organizers Pertti Turunen, OG2M; Martti Laine, OH2BH, and Henri Olander, OH3JR, will reactivate Z60A from Kosovo, the newest DXCC entity, starting on February 28, on the low bands and in the ARRL International DX Contest (SSB) March 3 – 4 (UTC). The previous Z60A operating sites are still equipped with antennas. In the prior […]

via the ARRL: Bouvet 3Y0Z Team Presents South African Club with Signed Banner

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island team got a warm welcome back to terra firma on February 17 upon arrival at Cape Town, South Africa, following their return voyage from Bouvet Island. The 3Y0Z DXpedition had to be called off due to adverse weather while the team was sailing within view of the subantarctic island, which is […]

via the ARRL: Just in Case You Missed Z60A, More Z6 Operations are Just Ahead

Z68M, a one-person DXpedition by Mome Dimovski, Z32ZM, will be on the air February 22 to March 6, on 160 – 10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8, and JT65. Confirm contact using Club Log. Also in March, Gab Barison, HB9TSW, who is in the Swiss Air Force will be in Pristina, Kosovo, March 29 to […]

via the ARRL: 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition Revived

Peripatetic Polish DXpeditioner Dom Grzyb, 3Z9DX, and four other operators announced over the weekend that their postponed plans to mount the 3Y0I DXpedition to Bouvet Island are back on. This comes as the 3Y0Z DXpedition team members, who were unsuccessful in landing on the remote South Atlantic island, are currently en route to South Africa […]

via the ARRL: Z60A Operation Has Moved Kosovo Down the Most-Wanted List a Few Notches

What a difference a week makes! The ongoing Z60A special operation to celebrate the addition of Kosovo to the DXCC List and Kosovo’s 10th anniversary of independence appears to have put a big dent in demand for the new entity, which briefly stood at the top of the heap. According to Club Log’s DXCC Most […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Releases Technician Element 2 Question Pool Errata #2

The NCVEC Question Pool Committee has released the latest errata for the 2018 – 2022 Technician, Element 2, question pool, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018. These changes are reflected in new download files dated February 12, 2018. via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources

North Korea’s eerie coded messages return to airwaves ahead of Olympics

Gentle music followed by a stern voice reading out orders apparently from a spy’s code book have once again been drifting over on shortwave radio from Kim Jong-un’s kingdom. Known as numbers stations, this activity has reappeared in the weeks before the so-called Peace Olympics takes over Pyeongchang, Daily Star Online can reveal. Recorded by […]

How Amateur Radio Played a Role in the Hawaii EAS Emergency Response

In the minutes after the false missile EAS alert was delivered in Hawaii, there was a great deal of general confusion — a lack of communication, general perplexity about the next steps, and phone call after phone call that didn’t get through to the right recipients. But one group in particular said it knew exactly […]

via the ARRL: Dominica Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Cites Amateur Radio’s Role after Maria

A post-hurricane disaster needs assessment published this past fall by the Government of Dominica points up the significance of Amateur Radio’s role in the relief and recovery effort on the tiny Caribbean island nation in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. It also calls for expanding the pool of radio amateurs on the island […]

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