UBARoyal Belgian Amateur Radio Union

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Old "Traffic News" messages

BAFARA Activity Weekend
21-07-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
There will be a special BAFARA activity weekend on 21 - 23 July 2017, promoting the Belgian Air Force Amateur Radio Association to the amateur radio community. Listen out for stations calling CQ BAF.

Further info to be found on the BAFARA web site.








OJ0V - Märket Reef
01-07-2017
Submitted by: ON8VP
Preparations have been taken recently and already 2 hams (ON6QO and ON2KMJ) decided to join me to Märket Reef from 01/07 till 07/07 this summer! Still 1 or 2 hams can be added to finalise the new crew.

This will be my 3rd activation of Märket Reef EU-053. There will be no targets as also this Dxpedition must remain a stressless trip among friends . All bands from 6 to 80m will be activated if conditions permit. Modes SSB-CW( Digital modes depending of the additional participating hams).


Set up consists of 2 stations:
Station 1
Kenwood TS480HX
SPE 1 KA amplifier
Force 12 5 bander 5 element
ZS6BKW
MFJ Memory keyer 495
ZN magnetic paddle

Station 2

Kenwood TS480HX
SPE 1.3 KA amplifier
Ultrabeam Vertical 6-40 m
ZS6BKW
MFJ Memory keyer 495
9A5N electronic paddle


73,
Peter ON8VP/OJØV
LX8SAR - SAARLORLUX
16-06-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
Operators from four different countries(F, DL, PA and LX) will activate the callsign LX8SAR from Weicherdange (WW Loc. JO20XA) in northern Luxembourg during the "SAARLORLUX - Friendship Meeting 2017" between June 16-18.
ON650PEER - 650 years city of Peer
05-06-2017
Submitted by: ON4AST
ON650PEER will be on the air in several modes on HF bands from 5 June 2017 until 5 July 2017.

Members of UBA-NOL activate this station to celebrate “650 YEARS CITY of PEER” QSL via ON4AST.

We look forward working you on the bands. Please see qrz.com for further information.

IQ4FE - Elettra
03-06-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club (A.R.I. Italian Amateur Radio Association, IARU affiliated), organizes the fifth edition of a techincal – cultural event, hold at the seat of the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation (Villa Griffone, Marconi's birthplace – Pontecchio Marconi , Bologna – Italy , ) on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, 2017. Aim of this event is to highlight at an international level the historical value and meaning of the Yacht “Elettra”, the moving laboratory of the great Italian scientist, onboard of which a number of very important experiments on the radiocommunications were conducted.

Over the whole weekend, the radioamateurs of the A.R.I. Fidenza group will operate a radio station located close to the relict keel of the yacht “Elettra”, kept at the Museum, and will ideally give new life to its “voice", allowing the radioamateurs overall in the world to get in contact with it. The radio contacts will be operated using the A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club callsign IQ4FE .

Full details via www.arifidenza.it  and www.fgm.it.

A special QSL card will be sent to any contacted Radioamateur Station.
OR95RCBE - Radio Club Belge de l'Est 95th anniversary
01-06-2017
Submitted by: ON7KC
OR95RCBE will be on the air in all modes and on all HF/VHF/UHF bands from 1st of June 2017 until the 30st of June 2017.

This Special Event Station commemorates the 95th Anniversary of the creation of the first Belgian radioclub in June 1922. Crew consists of members of UBA GDV Radio Club of Verviers, club call ON4GDV. On Saturday, June 10th, 2017 our HF station will be active from 0730 UTC till 1500 UTC in fieldday mode from Place Verte (Green Square) in the center of Verviers. This special event call will be activated in connection with various others events in the city.

QSL cards will be printed during summer holidays and sent via the UBA QSL bureau. Electronic QSL via eQSL, ClubLog & QRZ.com.

We look forward working you on the bands, please see qrz.com for further information.
OP0PPY - Mesen
01-06-2017
Submitted by: ON6FF
Members of the Royal Union of Belgian Radio Amateurs (UBA) radioclubs IPR, RAM, MWV, and ARA will operate OP0PPY between 1 and 11 June 2017 from MESEN, the smallest city in Belgium, commemorating WW1.
 
SSB: 3615 -  7085 - 14285 - 18145 - 21345 - 24910 - 28585 kHz
CW: 3545 -  7045 - 14045 - 18085 - 21045 - 24985 - 28045 kHz

QSL via ON7LX or bureau.
OS500RD - Rembert Dodoens
01-06-2017
Submitted by: ON4CAS
The Belgian DIG friends will activate the special event station OS500RD during the month of June 2017 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the botanist Rembert Dodoens.

QSL card is available via the bureau.











 
GU/ON6EF & GU/ON4AFW - Guernsey island
23-05-2017
Submitted by: ON6EF
Belgium activation from Guernsey island (EU-114) from 23 till 27th of May with GU/ON6EF and GU/ON4AFW.

We will be on Sark island (GUFF-0030) on May 25 and maybe on Herm island  (GUFF-0020) on May 26, using vertical antennas, buddypoles and 100 W.
Midway and Kure Islands Reinstated as DXCC Entities (ARRL News)
11-05-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
On March 31, 2017, the DXCC desk announced the deletion of Midway Island and Kure Island from the DXCC entities list. The stated reason for this action was because of changes in the administration resulting from changes in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, formerly known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, of which the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and the Battle of Midway National Memorial, the Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary at Kure Atoll, and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands State Marine Refuge, of which they are all included.

After further review it has been found that the deletion of these two entities is not supported by the changes that were made to the relevant administrations. Therefore, the deletions from the DXCC list should not have occurred and the two entities, Midway Island KH4 and Kure Island KH7K, will return to the DXCC list as separate entities.