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9G5GS – Ghana

Matt 9G5GS will again be active from Sanzule, Ellembelle District, Ghana during February 1-26, 2020. QRV on 15m to 160m, using mostly FT8 Fox/Hound and SSB. Also expect some SSB activity through the Oscar-100 geostationary satellite. LoTW now available, also QSL Direct via home call IZ4YGS. [embedded content] FEBRUARY 18, 2019 …

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South Cook Islands

Donald, VE7DS, will be active as E51DDG from the Kiikii Inn on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between February 2-14th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters daily using CW only with an Elecraft K3 and KPA500 running 500 watts into verticals on the beach. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau.

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PEARS National VHF/UHF Contest

The PEARS National VHF/UHF Contest will be run over two sessions from 17 to 19 January. The first 22-hour session starts at 16:00 UTC on Friday 17 January and closes at 14:00 UTC on Saturday afternoon 18 January. The second 22-hour session commences immediately after 14:00 UTC on Saturday and …

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AMSAT at Cowtown Hamfest – Ft. Worth

AMSAT will be represented at the 2020 Cowtown Hamfest in Fort Worth, TX on January 17 and 18 with a table, demos and presentations. If you live in the North Texas area, this is a great event, well attended and lots of vendors. Please put it on your calendar. Info …

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The SARL National Convention

The SARL 95 National Convention, which includes the Unlocking Amateur Radio Technology Symposium, the Annual General Meeting and the SARL 95 Dinner Dance, will be held over the weekend of 3 to 5 April at the Wanderer’s Club facilities in Johannesburg. The Sandton and Hammies ARCs are hosting the event.

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QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Michael Murphy – WU2D

Michael, Mike, Murphy, WU2D, separates his professional and his personal radio and electronics life by building, using, and working with vintage radios made no later than the early 1960s. As a collector and builder of old time and military surplus radios, Mike is convinced that the magic of radio is …

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South Orkney Islands DXpedition VP8PJ

We are pleased to announce that the call sign for the Perseverance DX Group’s expedition South Orkney 2020 will be changed to VP8PJ. In past years it was relatively easy to get a preferred VP8 call sign for the British Antarctic Territory. After a licensing administrative change, we were unable …

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Marquesas Islands EME operation

Operators Lance W7GJ and Gene KB7Q will be active as TX7MB from Taaoa, Hiva Oa Island (OC-027), between November 3-15th. Look for W7J to operate 6m EME and KB7Q 2m EME. QSL via W7GJ. Lance has informed OPDX of the following:“In order to provide plenty of advance warning, I wanted …

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