QSOs with T6AA Afghanistan FT8 and CW #Hk3w #Hk3wShack #t6aa #Afghanistan #dx #hamr #hamradio #cw #ft8

Few QSOs with Ken LA7GIA @LA7GIA

My QSOS with 3D2AG Fiji Is Valid 100% for DXCC

News from the 3Y0J Bouvet 2023 Team

Press Release #2 from the Intrepid-DX Group

3Y0J Dxpedition to Bouvet Island, January/February 2023

Bouvet is like the Mount Everest of DXCC entities. It is among the most challenging entities to activate due to significant transportation costs and personal sacrifices required by the team to make the 42 day round trip. Fortunately, Bouvet is not our first mountain. We are well prepared for this challenge.

All plans are going well. We are researching polar quality tents and equipment. We are discussing antenna specifications with various manufacturers. We will make careful choices to help us meet the demand for Bouvet contacts.

We are delighted to add a second Physician to our team. Dr. Mike Crownover-AB5EB and Dr. Bill Straw-KO7SS are both seasoned Emergency Physicians and will help the team immensely with their expertise.

Our fundraising is going very well. We have received a significant donation from our longtime friend Y. Zorro Miyazawa JH1AJT. Zorro has always been an enthusiastic supporter of our missions and his generosity is greatly appreciated.

We are pleased to announce that we will receive the ARRL’s Colvin Grant, as well as large donations from the Far East DX-ploiters Foundation, the German DX Foundation and the Twin Cities DX Association. We would love to add your Club or your Call to our sponsors pages.

This will be an arduous and expensive mission. Our budget is $764,000 USD and the 3Y0J team will fund much of this mission. We desperately need the global DX Community to support our mission and help us make this important activation of the #2 most wanted DXCC entity. It is only through this kind of support that we can achieve our mission of making 100,000 contacts or more from Bouvet.

In closing, we especially wish to thank our many Foundation, Club and Individual donors. Without this kind of support, operations to the world’s rarest entities would not be possible. Please include your call sign, mailing address and email address with your PayPal submissions. We would not want to miss QSLing with you!

You can follow our plans from our website and the 3Y0J Facebook:

http://www.3y0j.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3y0jbouvet2023

Thank you,

Paul Ewing-N6PSE Co-Leader

Kenneth Opskar-LA7GIA Co-Leader

Happy Birthday Samuel Morse! #hamradio #morsecode #cw #amateurradio

MRASZ commemorates the 230th anniversary of the birth of the creator of Morse code.

Samuel F. B. Morse Award 2021

Amateur radio activity in memory of Samuel Morse, born 230 years ago.

MRASZ commemorates the 230th anniversary of the birth of the creator of Morse code.

Between April 17, 00.00 UT and 27 April 24.00 UT, special event callsigns will be heard on the bands, and stations that meet the appropriate conditions may request a downloadable commemorative card.

The name of SAMUEL MORSE shall be put together from the contacts made with the callsigns representing each letter. Since some letters occur twice in the name, there will also be a joker station with a callsign of HA230MSE, which can be used to replace the callsigns containing the second M, S, and E. It is enough to work with this station once as well.

Special event stations will be available in CW and SSB modes.

The data of the QSOs made on each day will be entered in the LOG created on the MRASZ website for this purpose, where those interested can check their QSOs.

Award download

The QSOs are uploaded to LoTW and Clublog. QSL card not required.
Anyone who wants a QSL card about QSOs, can request it through Clublog.

https://clublog.org/

Callsign: HA230MSE, HA230S, HA230A, HA230M, HA230U, HA230E, HA230L, HA230O, HA230R

Stay Home The Hungarian Radio Amateur Society (MRASZ) Award

Stay at home

The Hungarian Radioamateur Society (MRASZ) announces radio activity for the period of the virus threat.
Our aim is to raise awareness of the threat of epidemic and to promote the importance of staying at home, in order to put an end to this emergency as soon as possible. During the activity, you should contact the following 5 stations, of which the last two letters add up the words STAY AT HOME:
HG20ST, HG20AY, HG20AT, HG20HO, HG20ME.
Each stations must be contacted in two different, freely selectable modes in any of the shortwave amateur radio bands. Fulfilling this condition will be rewarded with a downloadable commemorative award!

The activity will start on April 15th and is planned to end on May 15th at 24.00 UT.

Confirmed contacts can be checked and award can be downloaded at www.mrasz.org.
info: sah

What is Morse Code? What is CW? #cw #MorseCode

Despite the fact that Morse code was first used in 1844, Morse code still provides an effective mode often used for two way radio communications

The Morse code is a long established form of communication. It was widely used for more than a century and provided its value in a variety of areas from land line telegraph systems through to radio communications.

Today the usage of Morse code is much less than it used to be, but the bottom end of many ham radio bands is still packed with many radio hams communicating using the Morse code.

In addition to this, many services that use radio communications still train their users in Morse code in case it is needed for last ditch radio communications, and many radio beacons and similar items may use Morse code to identify themselves.

In these ways, the Morse code is still very much alive and widely used, even after more than 150 years since it was first used.

Development of Morse Code

The Morse code was developed by Samuel Morse and his associates in the middle of the nineteenth Century and has been in widespread use ever since. Initially the Morse code was used for sending messages over a telegraph system and as a result it became known as the Morse telegraph.

This system became the first widespread method of sending messages over great distances. It was simple to use and flexible, and it soon became a World-Wide standard, allowing communications around the globe.

Later with the invention of wireless or radio communications, the simplicity of the Morse code lent itself to the transmissions of the day, and it soon gained a new applications becoming a mainstay for radio communications for many years.

Nowadays with the development of new technologies, the Morse code has been superseded in terms of technology in many areas of radio communications. Despite this Morse code can still be heard when listening on the HF radio bands, and in fact it is still in widespread use in amateur radio or ham radio circles. It is still used commercially in a number of areas, but it is not widely used.

What is the Morse code?

The Morse code is a code that uses a series of dots and dashes to represent the different letters of the alphabet, numbers and procedural notations. In this way it is possible to send a message in Morse code by simply turning a signal on and off in the correct manner to represent the dots and dashes.

In the days of the telegraph a message could be sent using a single wire ( and earth return), and for radio communications it could be implemented by turning the transmitted signal or carrier on and off.

The Morse code itself consisted of two elements: a dot and a dash, and the various letters, numbers and other characters were made up by combining these two elements in different combinations.

Table of Morse code characters: letters & numbers

By definition a dot is one unit long, and a dash is three units long. Spaces between adjacent dots and dashes are one unit long, the gap between letters is three units long, and between words it is seven.

Often the dot, was represented by the word “di” and the dash by “dah” tending to represent the sound more easily.

As an example the Morse code for A is a dit followed by a dash: di-dah’.

What is CW?

Sometimes the abbreviation CW is used to denote a Morse transmissions.

Essentially CW refers to a Morse transmission using a radio signal – the abbreviation coming from the fact that it uses a Carrier Wave, or Continuous Wave that is interrupted. There is no modulation (apart from the breaks caused by the Morse characters).

In this way, CW can be used to denote a simple Morse transmission that interrupts the carrier to give the required Morse characters.

Although interrupted audio tones can be used to modulate a signal, this would not strictly be noted as CW. Sometimes the term MCW has been used to denote the term Modulated Carrier Wave.

For standard Morse transmissions the terms Morse and CW are interchangeable – CW being shorter to send in Morse than the word Morse.

Morse keys

There is a huge variety of Morse keys that can be used for sending Morse code. Not only are the shapes and sizes of the basic or straight Morse keys different, but there are also mechanical and electronic keys or Morse keyers available that make sending much easier and faster.

Most Morse keys and keyers mainly fall into in one of three categories:

  • Straight Morse key: The straight Morse key is the traditional form of Morse key that has a lever and uses an up and down motion to make and break the contact and hence make the dots and dashes. It was also the first type of Morse key to be used.
  • Mechanical semi-automatic keyer: The semi-automatic Morse key was developed to overcome an injury known as telegraph hand, but today we would know as repetitive strain injury, RSI. The key had a paddles and when moved to the left made contact for the dashes, and when moved to the right, it set a vibrating arm in motion to create the dots. Although it took a little time to learn, it reduced the instances of telegraph hand and enabled much faster operation. One of the first keys of this type to be made was the Vibroplex, and these can still be obtained to this day.
  • Electronic keyer: The electronic keyer is an electronic development of the mechanical key. The basic version has a paddle which creates a series of dashes when moved to the left, and dots when moved to the right. More advanced keyers have two paddles next to each other to provide a “squeeze” function where alternate dots and dashes are produced. These were first known as squeeze keyers but today they are generally known as iambic keyers.

    Although full electronic keyers are available, most modern ham radio transceivers have the keyer electronics contained within the transceiver and only the paddle is required. This simplfies their installation and enables fast two way radio communications using Morse code.

These are the main types of Morse key that are in use. Computer technology is also widely used, ad using the right software, messages can be types in on a keyboard and the resulting Morse code is generated. Some software can also read Morse code, but often this is not as good as the human ear at decoding the message int he presence of interference.

How is the Morse code used

The way in which Morse code is transmitted is quite straightforward. For radio applications such as ham radio / amateur radio, all that is needed is a radio frequency signal that can be turned on and off. In view of the fact that generating the signal is relatively straightforward, this means that the transmitters can be made more easily than for some of the other types of transmission that are heard on the short wave bands. This makes Morse an ideal medium for use in ham radio or amateur radio for those people who like constructing their own equipment.

To receive the signal is a little more complicated. If the signal was received on an ordinary domestic radio, all that should be heard are clicks and plops as the signal turns on and off. To generate the characteristic Morse tone, the radio receiver must be equipped with a beat frequency oscillator, BFO, or carrier insertion oscillator, CIO. This generates a signal within the receiver that beats with the incoming signal to generate an audio tone that is associated with a Morse signal, and can also be easily read.

Most radio receivers used in ham radio will have a BFO which can be used for receiving Morse code signals. Today most HF band radios will have a mode switch position specifically for Morse / CW. If not specifically marked for Morse or CW, a position marked SSB is equally effective. Some older radios may have a BFO or CIO which needs to be turned on separately.

When transmitted, messages can be sent relatively quickly using the various sets of abbreviations available to ham radio and other radio communications operators. With operators commonly able to send at speeds of 20 words a minute and more, it is possible to communicate effectively and quickly using the Morse code.

Advantages of the Morse code

The are several advantages to Morse code or CW even in these days of advanced technology, digital transmissions and the like:

  • Simplicity: It simplicity gives it a number of advantages. The first has already been mentioned and is its simplicity. The overall equipment required for two way radio communications is relatively straightforward and this makes it ideal for ham radio constructors. Simple ham radio transmitters consisting of just a few electronic components: transistors, resistors, capacitors and possibly a quartz crystal can be built and used to make contacts with ham radio stations all around the globe.
  • Bandwidth: The rate at which signalling is performed is relatively low and this means that it occupies only a small bandwidth. This gives two advantages. The first is that a large number of stations can occupy a small section of the band, and secondly narrow filters can be used to reduce the level of background noise and interference. Coupled to this the human brain can read Morse signals when they are lower than the surrounding noise level. As a result it is possible to copy a Morse signal at a lower strength than any other form of transmission.
  • International appeal: The use a large number of abbreviations and the formalised formats for ham radio contacts means that Morse or CW can be used by people from around the globe even with a poor command of languages like English that are widespread. Using the standard abbreviations basic contacts can be conducted with a limited knowledge of the language of the other person. This may not be possible using other modes of transmission.

Using the Morse code

The main use of the Morse code these days is within ham radio or amateur radio communications, although Morse is still used for identifying directional beacons for aviation, etc.

When using the Morse code, widespread use is made of abbreviations and codes. While this may make any messages difficult to decipher for a newcomer to ham radio, the codes are quickly leaned and their value recognised. They provide a very powerful means of communicating quickly and concisely. By using them it is often found that actual information can be sent almost as quickly as if it was sent via the spoken word.

The use of the codes, forces a much more concise form of communication apart from allowing fewer letters to be sent. The other advantage of using these codes is that they enable ham radio operators who may not be able to speak English (the most widely spoken language on the air) to be able to communicate with a much wider number of people. By using the codes it is possible to communicate with other ham radio stations quite easily with only a minimal knowledge of English.

Morse may not seem to be the latest in technology, and it could never be argued otherwise. However CW still has many advantages within ham radio even in today’s high tech world. It is possible to use it when signal strengths are low, and it enables much simpler equipment to be used. For amateur radio operators it is worth giving it a go and tasting some of the pleasure of operating using the Morse code as a serious mode of transmission – possibly with equipment you have built yourself.

The Word Amateur Radio Day 18 April. #ward2021

Today we are celebrating World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day, the 18th of April in 1925, that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions

VK9XX, Christmas Is. #vk9xx #ft8 #dx

Del 7 al 25 de mayo 2021, Steve – VK6SJ, estará QRV principalmente en 30, 40 y 80mts desde las islas Christmas como VK9XX. Qsl vía EB7DX.

No sabemos nada de confirmaciones LoTW

Summary of DX Activity since 2021-04-09 Many thanks Michael @g7vjr #clublog #dx #hamr #hamradio

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Club Log DX Report for the period 2021-04-09 to 2021-04-16

This report is sent to the Club Log Google Group every 7 days. It’s also available daily at 14:30Z from https://clublog.org/dxreport.html.

It contains a summary of band conditions and activity, based on the data that you and other Club Log users have uploaded. If you have any suggestions or feedback on this report, please email Michael G7VJR at michael.

Solar activity

The following data are recorded for the Solar Flux Index (SFI), A-index and K-index.

Date SFI A K
2021-04-16 72 13 3
2021-04-15 74 7 1
2021-04-14 73 5 2
2021-04-13 83 5 2
2021-04-12 73 6 2
2021-04-11 70 4 1
2021-04-10 78 3 1

Active expeditions

The following table lists the 15 most recent expeditions to use Club Log.

Callsign DXCC Last QSO # QSOs % Unique DXLite
9G5FI GHANA 2021-04-15 19:42 44,667 47.13 magnify-2x.png
C92RU MOZAMBIQUE 2021-04-13 23:03 43,985 25.55 magnify-2x.png
ZD8HZ ASCENSION ISLAND 2021-04-07 00:15 10,516 62.52 magnify-2x.png
A25RU BOTSWANA 2021-04-01 22:21 48,600 26.46 magnify-2x.png
PJ7AA SINT MAARTEN 2021-03-27 10:10 49,577 43.78 magnify-2x.png
J68HZ SAINT LUCIA 2021-03-20 01:03 264,304 18.84 magnify-2x.png
KP4/AB2RF PUERTO RICO 2021-03-05 23:30 1,772 79.06 magnify-2x.png
3D2AG/P ROTUMA 2021-01-13 18:04 18,105 43.44 magnify-2x.png
7Q7RU MALAWI 2020-12-17 21:51 47,087 30.72 magnify-2x.png
JD1BLY OGASAWARA 2020-10-06 01:22 82,976 34.64 magnify-2x.png
TO0Z SAINT BARTHELEMY 2020-09-17 11:11 3,951 55.28 magnify-2x.png
HR5/F2JD HONDURAS 2020-04-28 22:23 81,373 44.03 magnify-2x.png
EX0QR KYRGYZSTAN 2020-03-17 00:55 23,035 37.98 magnify-2x.png
VP2VB BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2020-03-16 10:03 17,985 48.57 magnify-2x.png
3B8XF MAURITIUS ISLAND 2020-03-16 03:47 24,473 45.49 magnify-2x.png

Most active modes

This chart illustrates which modes are being used most heavily during the period of this report.

Mode % Use QSOs Graph
FT8 60.32 445,574 bar3.png
CW 19.04 140,621 bar3.png
SSB 9.71 71,734 bar3.png
FT4 6.44 47,598 bar3.png
RTTY 3.70 27,309 bar3.png
MFSK 0.25 1,865 bar3.png
FM 0.20 1,454 bar3.png
PSK 0.07 551 bar3.png
DIGITALVOICE 0.07 494 bar3.png
MSK144 0.04 288 bar3.png
JT65 0.02 173 bar3.png
CONTESTI 0.01 93 bar3.png
AM 0.01 69 bar3.png
SSTV 0.01 63 bar3.png
All other 0.10 760 bar3.png

Most active bands

This chart illustrates which bands are being used most heavily during the period of this report, and the proportion of QSOs which are DX (crossing continents) in red.

Band QSOs % DX Graph
160M 9,809 25.57 bar1.pngbar2.png
80M 68,955 19.96 bar1.pngbar2.png
60M 15,473 28.13 bar1.pngbar2.png
40M 189,905 28.07 bar1.pngbar2.png
30M 75,794 46.23 bar1.pngbar2.png
20M 227,758 51.96 bar1.pngbar2.png
17M 63,542 73.59 bar1.pngbar2.png
15M 58,692 79.80 bar1.pngbar2.png
12M 5,611 82.04 bar1.pngbar2.png
10M 10,358 74.48 bar1.pngbar2.png
6M 2,928 12.74 bar1.pngbar2.png
4M 75 0.00 bar1.pngbar2.png
2M 3,712 5.85 bar1.pngbar2.png

The total number of QSOs uploaded to Club Log during this period was 732,612.

Most active OQRS accounts

This table lists the most active callsigns using the Club Log Online QSL Request system in the period of this report.

Callsign DXCC # QSLs OQRS
C92RU MOZAMBIQUE 4,022 cart-2x.png
A25RU BOTSWANA 1,841 cart-2x.png
TO1K SAINT MARTIN 227 cart-2x.png
7Q7RU MALAWI 142 cart-2x.png
RI0Q ASIATIC RUSSIA 75 cart-2x.png
9G5FI GHANA 74 cart-2x.png
3D2AG/P ROTUMA 65 cart-2x.png
S01WS WESTERN SAHARA 50 cart-2x.png
VK9CE COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND 48 cart-2x.png
3D2AG FIJI ISLANDS 42 cart-2x.png
V84SAA BRUNEI 35 cart-2x.png
PZ5RA SURINAME 24 cart-2x.png
D2EB ANGOLA 22 cart-2x.png
3D2CR CONWAY REEF 13 cart-2x.png
A45XR OMAN 13 cart-2x.png

QSO matches for rare entities

The following callsigns have matched QSOs in Club Log in the period of this report. This normally indicates that the DX log has been uploaded to Club Log recently.

Callsign DXCC Rank # Matches DXLite
TT8SN CHAD 86 3 magnify-2x.png
V7/KX4QD MARSHALL ISLANDS 106 123 magnify-2x.png
DT8A SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS 115 250 magnify-2x.png
XU7AEY CAMBODIA 116 120 magnify-2x.png
A25RU BOTSWANA 120 2 magnify-2x.png
XW1IC LAOS 121 2 magnify-2x.png
JD1BHA OGASAWARA 128 114 magnify-2x.png
C92RU MOZAMBIQUE 130 4,523 magnify-2x.png
EP2LMA IRAN 133 1,454 magnify-2x.png
3A2MW MONACO 134 41 magnify-2x.png
YI1WWA IRAQ 140 40 magnify-2x.png
YI3WHR IRAQ 140 49 magnify-2x.png
5W1SA SAMOA 148 30 magnify-2x.png
8Q7MS MALDIVES 156 12 magnify-2x.png
TX0A FRENCH POLYNESIA 157 1 magnify-2x.png
D2EB ANGOLA 158 37 magnify-2x.png
AP2HA PAKISTAN 160 44 magnify-2x.png
AP2MKB PAKISTAN 160 12 magnify-2x.png
AP2AM PAKISTAN 160 16 magnify-2x.png
HH2AA HAITI 161 4 magnify-2x.png
3D2AG FIJI ISLANDS 167 90 magnify-2x.png
3D2TS FIJI ISLANDS 167 7 magnify-2x.png
9J2BS ZAMBIA 169 22 magnify-2x.png
9J2MM ZAMBIA 169 91 magnify-2x.png
KH0W MARIANA ISLANDS 170 4 magnify-2x.png

QSOs with rare entities (including unmatched)

These QSOs are unverified but may give a clue as to activity by rare DX stations in the period of this report.

Callsign DXCC Rank # QSOs # Spots DXLite
JG8NQJ/JD1 MINAMI TORISHIMA 23 75 32 magnify-2x.png
4U1UN UNITED NATIONS HQ 57 232 88 magnify-2x.png
E51WL NORTH COOK ISLANDS 63 11 4 magnify-2x.png
C29RU NAURU 65 3 2 magnify-2x.png
ZL7DX CHATHAM ISLAND 78 57 7 magnify-2x.png
S2TJ BANGLADESH 79 30 6 magnify-2x.png
YJ8RN VANUATU 89 8 4 magnify-2x.png
Z61DX REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO 98 42 11 magnify-2x.png
CE0YHO EASTER ISLAND 99 13 1 magnify-2x.png
9N1CA NEPAL 105 23 3 magnify-2x.png
V7/KA4WPX MARSHALL ISLANDS 106 2 1 magnify-2x.png
V73NS MARSHALL ISLANDS 106 16 11 magnify-2x.png
DT8A SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS 115 132 66 magnify-2x.png
XW0LP LAOS 121 9 2 magnify-2x.png
3DA0AQ KINGDOM OF ESWATINI 123 3 10 magnify-2x.png
JD1BHA OGASAWARA 128 35 15 magnify-2x.png
C92UR MOZAMBIQUE 130 2 4 magnify-2x.png
C92RU MOZAMBIQUE 130 2,888 1191 magnify-2x.png
3A2MW MONACO 134 31 2 magnify-2x.png
YI1WWA IRAQ 140 4 80 magnify-2x.png
5W1SA SAMOA 148 8 8 magnify-2x.png
V85T BRUNEI 155 14 30 magnify-2x.png
8Q7PR MALDIVES 156 23 10 magnify-2x.png
8Q7MS MALDIVES 156 29 42 magnify-2x.png
D2EB ANGOLA 158 4 7 magnify-2x.png
ZC4GR UK BASES ON CYPRUS 159 56 19 magnify-2x.png
AP2AM PAKISTAN 160 4 6 magnify-2x.png

The information in this report is generated from the data stored in Club Log’s database. Thanks for participating, and good DX!

73, Michael G7VJR

https://clublog.org

EasyLog New Version 2021.1.0.8 @easylog5

New release: EasyLog 2021.1.0.8 (April, 13 – 2021)

  • QSL Buffer: new reset button (Reset LoTWs) of LoTWs to be able to resend QSOs in the QSL Buffer at the next LoTW upload
  • DXCC score (for the moment mixed, and band or mode) new score that displays for the confirmed ones if they are LoTW or paper. The sum of LoTW and paper confirmations corresponds to the number of total confirmations.
  • Added a keyboard accelerator Ctrl-S to open the Score window
  • Running has a new Clear button to clear the fields during editing
  • Fixed an issue that forced you to press the Save button twice if data where imported from QRZ in free mode.
  • Awards section: Added a new search feature on each field for the DXCC award (Ctrl+F) (even typing only a few characters, it will search on the prefix, on the country or the callsigns associated with the a country
  • Made some internal revisions for functional improvements

SABLE ISLAND DXPEDITION OCT – 2021 – Sable Island Dxpedition 2020

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NCDXF Announces Major Grant Award To 3YØJ Bouvet Island DXpedition

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION

April 5, 2021

NCDXF Announces Major Grant Award To 3YØJ Bouvet Island DXpedition

The Northern California DX Foundation is pleased to announce it will be the Lead Sponsor ($100,000) to the Intrepid DX Group’s 3YØJ Bouvet Island DXpedition planned for January/February 2023. Bouvet Island is currently ranked #2 globally on the Club Log Most Wanted List.

NCDXF-supported DXpeditions have activated many of the ten most-needed entities. NCDXF-funded DXpeditions during Cycle 24 have put well over 1 million QSOs into DXers’ logs! We expect to continue this mission for Cycle 25 and beyond.

https://3y0j.com/ has details of the 2023 Bouvet Island DXpedition.

DXpeditions to rare entities like Bouvet Island that are so remote are becoming more expensive and difficult to reach, a trend that we believe will continue. In the last three years, two DXpeditions have attempted activation of Bouvet, but severe storms damaged ships that were so very close.

NCDXF’s primary purpose is to help fund well-organized DXpeditions to desirable DXCC entities like Bouvet Island. During the last 49 years, NCDXF has granted nearly $1.3 million to hundreds of DXpeditions – helping to put an “all-time-new-one” (ATNO) in the log and make DX happen for thousands of DXers worldwide. The credit for these large grants goes to the NCDXF contributors, individuals and clubs who support the DX community. Without those contributions, DXpeditions to entities like Bouvet or other desirable locations would not be possible.

If you agree with the importance of NCDXF’s work, and if you are not a current contributor, we hope you will become one today by going to http://www.ncdxf.org/pages/join_renew.html. Your contribution will continue to help make DX happen. You can also support future DXpeditions by including the NCDXF Cycle 25 Fund in your estate plan.

We wish the Intrepid DX Group a safe and very successful trip to Bouvet Island.

73 .

Glenn Johnson, W0GJ

NCDXF Secretary

http://www.ncdxf.org

3Y0J Dxpedition to Bouvet Island, January/February 2023 #3y0j

Press Release from the Intrepid-DX Group

3Y0J Dxpedition to Bouvet Island, January/February 2023

As we completed our successful VP8STI-South Sandwich and VP8SGI-South Georgia DXpeditions in 2016, we began to plan for our next Dxpedition. Our target is the Norwegian Island Bouvet. This is the #2 most wanted DXCC entity.

At this time, it gives us great pleasure to announce that we have joined forces with Intrepid Norwegian DXpeditioner Ken Opskar-LA7GIA in our quest to activate Bouvet.

Together, in January 2023, 14 men will board the Braveheart in Capetown and make the treacherous voyage to Bouvet. We will plan to spend twenty days at Bouvet and weather permitting, we plan to have 14 to 16 good days of radio activity.

This will be an arduous and expensive mission. Our budget is $764,000 USD and the 3Y0J team will fund much of this mission. We desperately need the global DX Community to support our mission and help us make this important activation of the #2 most wanted DXCC entity. It is only through this kind of support that we can achieve our mission of making 100,000 contacts or more from Bouvet.

We plan to make best use of Propagation and Modes on 10-160 meters.

We pledge to assemble the strongest team possible and to use good operating practices to optimize your ability to reach our stations. We are confident that the Braveheart crew can get us there and back safely.

In closing, we especially wish to recognize and thank the Northern California DX Foundation and the International DX Association as our premier donors. Without the support of the NCDXF and INDEXA, operations to the world’s rarest entities would not be possible.

You can follow our plans from our website and the 3Y0J Facebook pages:

http://www.3y0j.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/901378553769436

Thank you,

Paul Ewing-N6PSE Co-Leader

Kenneth Opskar-LA7GIA Co-Leader

The Great Depression led to many of the hobbies we enjoy now. The pandemic created a whole host of new ones – CNN

The Great Depression led to many of the hobbies we enjoy now. The pandemic created a whole host of new ones – CNN
— Leer en amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/04/04/us/pandemic-hobbies-great-depression-wellness-trnd/index.html

World Amateur Radio Day 2021

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El domingo 18 de abril es el Día Mundial de la Radioafición (WARD). Este año marca el 96 aniversario de la Unión Internacional de Radioaficionados (IARU), fundada en la Conferencia Internacional de Radiotelegrafía de 1925 en París.

La IARU, este año ha elegido el lema “Radioafición: en casa pero nunca sola” como tema para WARD 2021. El tema reconoce que durante nuestro distanciamiento físico para reducir la propagación de COVID-19, la radioafición se destaca como un respiro por su variedad de actividades y oportunidades.

Desde diferentes países, estarán en el aire estaciones especiales para conmemorar el WARD 2021.

Today I’m very happy, A25RU Botswana 🇧🇼 on 9 Bands, 160, 80 and 40 new one for me! #a25ru #hk3w #Hk3wShack #ft8 #dx #hamr #hamradio #dxcc

My qsos with A25RU Botswana 🇧🇼 with only one day left to finish the Dxpedition , Sorry for dupes 🤭😜 #Hk3w #Hk3wShack #A25RU #dxpedition #hamr #hamradio #qsos #dx #Botswana

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