mercoledì 25 febbraio 2015



La Unió de Radioaficionats Andorrans,  con la finalidad de celebrar su 35o Aniversario, organiza un diploma con las bases siguientes.
 Àmbito  El presente Diploma será de ámbito internacional, pudiendo obtenerlo cualquier estación de Radioaficionado o escucha (SWL).
Bandas:  Todas las bandas atribuidas al servicio de Radioaficionados, no se consideraran válidas los contactos via repetidor.
Modos:   Todos los Modos
Se expedirá un único Diploma en la modalidad mixta.
Fechas:  Desde el 01 de marzo hasta el 31 de mayo de 2015 UTC.
Finalidad:  Con motivo de este evento, se otorgará el prefijo especial C35 así cómo del sufijo propio entre los miembros de la Unió de Radioaficionats Andorrans.
Se deberan realizar almenos 5 contactos en 3 bandas distintas.
También estaran activoss durante este período el prefijo C37 con distintos indicativos, que actuaran como un comodín para acreditar también una de las tres bandas i valdrá solamente como un contacto. Ej : C37URA ......
Obtención del Diploma: Se otorgará el Diploma a los radioaficionados que así  lo soliciten, enviando a la Unió de Radioaficionats Andorrans al P.O. Box 1150.- AD553 Andorra la Vella , la lista de los contactos realizados con estas estaciones, no más tarde del 31 de diciembre de 2015.
La concesión del diploma tendrá un coste de 15 IRC, 12,00 US$ o 10,00 €.
Una vez finalizado el terminio, y a partir del 1o de febrero, se enviaran los Diplomas a las personas que los hayan obtenido.

The Unió de Radioaficionats Andorrans, with the objective of celebrating its 35th Anniversary, organizes this Diploma with the following instructions.
Range: The following Diploma will be of an international range, making all Ham radio or listeners (SWL)possible to obtain it.
Bands: All bands attributedto the ham radio service, contacts made via repeater will not be considered as valid.
Modes: All modes
Only one Diploma will be given for the mixed modality.
Dates: From 1st March until 31st of May 2015 UTC.
Finality: With this event, the special prefixse C35 will be given as well as the suffix from the memebers of the Unió de Radioaficionats Andorrans.
There should be at least 5 contacts in 3 different bands.
During this period the prefix C37 will also be activewith different call signs, that will be as a jokerto certifyone of the three bandsand will only count as a contact. Ej : C37URA ......
Expedition of the Diploma:A Diploma will be given to all ham radio users that demand it so sending a message to Unió de Radioaficionats Andorrans to the P.O. Box 1150.- AD553 Andorra la Vella , with the list of contacts made with these stations, not later than the 31st December 2015. The cost of the Diploma will be of 15 IRC, 12,00 US$ or 10,00 €.

Once the period is finished, from the 1st February onwards The Diplomas will be sent to the people who were able to get them.

Special QSL

'73 de IK1XPK, Claudio.

domenica 22 febbraio 2015

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War


From 2014, the world is commemorating 100 years since the First World War. The WIA have developed a plan that will allow Radio Amateurs to commemorate this event with activities that will commence in 2014.

The major commemoration will commence on the 25th April 2015 which is when Australian and New Zealand troops landed at Gallipoli, marking 100 years since our nation's involvement in the First World War.

The Anzac Centenary is a milestone of special significance for all Australians. The First World War helped define us as people and as a nation. During the Anzac Centenary we will remember not only the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but commemorate more than a century of service by Australian servicemen and women.

The Anzac Centenary Program encompasses all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. The program of commemoration activities aims to give all Australians the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of all those who have worn our nation's uniform, including the more than 102,000 who have made the supreme sacrifice.

The commemoration aims to encourage all Radio Amateurs to reflect upon and learn more about Australia's wartime involvement, its costs and its impacts on our nation.

Amateur radio's role in times of war

Many who fought in the first world war were radio amateurs. A continuing effort is being made to record information about all radio amateurs who served their country during all wars and campaigns. This may take many years.

The WIA Remembrance Day Contest remembers those 26 radio amateurs who lost their lives in the service of this country during World War II. Who were all the others serving during the war? Wartime Amateur Radio magazines identifies early VK2 and VK3 lists. Enlistment in other States was also located. A rough initial count puts it at about 300.

Further investigation of wartime ARs revealed that a column by Jim Corbin VK2YC entitled "Slouch Hats and Forage Caps" contained more information, enabling another 150 or so persons to be added, taking the number to 460.

Then an editorial in AR magazine in June 1940 mentions that over 700 amateurs we're serving. Whichever way you look at it, the Amateur Radio response to the call to serve was significant. If we take the lesser figure of 460, discount those too old, or in the essential services, it is probably fair to suggest that over 50 per cent of available radio amateurs became involved directly in the war effort.

Special Event Callsigns

Ministerial approval has been received to use the word ANZAC for callsign VK100ANZAC as well as State and Territory based callsigns.

Licences for these callsigns will be applied for and paid for by the WIA who has already received ACMA in principle agreement for the use of these callsigns.

Commemorating the ANZAC Centenary--the plan

The framework for the event and the WIA intent for the 2015 ANZAC Commemoration was announced at the 2014 AGM. Several press releases have been circulated since the announcement.

This plan is inclusive of New Zealand and Turkey as well as Australian activities. Other countries who were involved in the Gallipoli campaign have been included. Malaysia and UK have expressed interest.

Use of the word ANZAC
Application was made to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the use of the word ANZAC. Conditional permission for the use of the word ANZAC has been received for use in Amateur Radio callsigns. These conditions are included in the document Protection of Word ANZAC.
Regulations; Statutory Rules 1921 No. 2 as amended made under the War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920. This will require stations using the callsign containing the word ANZAC to agree to these conditions.


VK100ANZAC Callsign
With Ministerial approval of the use of ANZAC the callsign VK100ANZAC has been applied for, via the WIA Office to ACMA. This application will request a full licence from April 25, 2015 for specific days of ANZAC related activity.

This callsign will be used only on special days/occasions during the commemoration of 100 years since the Australian and New Zealand force landed at Gallipoli.

Expressions of interest to use this callsign are to be made in writing (on line) to the WIA Office from October 2014 and close in February 2015. This allows time for ACMA to be advised of the locations of the stations and the responsible amateurs for licensing purposes.

The WIA Office will coordinate the expressions of interest and advice to the Board. The WIA Board will advise applicants of the success or otherwise of their application for VK100ANZAC.

Use of Callsign VK100ANZAC
The process to access and use VK100ANZAC will be as follows:
Groups, clubs or individuals who wish to use this callsign will lodge an expression of interest to the WIA Office for the use of the callsign.

This application will be on line at the WIA web site.

Information for callsign use must include:
o Purpose for the callsign i.e. the significance of the date. Where possible events should include service personnel.
o Duration of the callsign use
o Date
o Time
o Location where the callsign will be used
o Licenced Amateur with an advanced licence who will be responsible for the duration of the event
o All licence conditions will be observed
o Agreement to adhere to the requirements for the use of the word ANZAC.

The WIA Directors will review applications and allocate VK100ANZAC. The Directors decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The VK100ANZAC callsign will cease operation on 20th December 2015. The 20th December 1915 was when the last ANZAC troops left the shores of the Dardanelles and is an appropriate finish date.

Requests for use of this callsign after this date have been made and will be considered on a case by case basis.

The WIA will reserve VK100ANZAC for the 25th April and 20th December with a broadcast from Canberra to begin and conclude the event.

VK100ANZAC Station Requirements
  HF with access to all bands
  VHF/UHF access
  Internet availability at the site the station is operating
  A minimum of one operator with an advanced licence and a second person preferably licenced to allow for immediate online logging.

State and Territory based callsigns

To provide maximum participation and access to this event, State and Territory callsigns have been acquired as every State and Territory have requested to be involved in the 2015 ANZAC event.

A callsign for every State and Territory will be available. That is VI1ANZAC, VI2ANZAC, VI3ANZAC, etc. These callsigns would be made active only after the unofficial opening time at 4.30am NZ time but will be required to cease operation to allow for the official opening to be completed.

The ANZAC weekend (25th April 2015) it is preferable for stations to operate from a location of significance.

After the ANZAC weekend the State and Territory callsigns will be available for clubs, groups and/or individuals to use on a roster basis for one week (7 days).

For the individual State/Territory callsigns the following information must be provided to WIA Office on line registration system:
o Purpose for the callsign
o Duration of the callsign use
o Date
o Time
o Location where the callsign will be used
o Licenced Amateur with an advanced licence who will be responsible
o Availability of the Internet for immediate online logging.

The access to these callsigns will be on a first come first served basis. The callsigns cannot be held for longer than 1 week.

The WIA Directors reserve the right to allow or rescind access to these callsigns should this be required.

State and Territory callsigns will cease to be available at the conclusion of the Remembrance Day contest 2015.

During the Remembrance Day contest the callsigns will be allowed to be used and logged, however, no points will be acquired or given for these contacts and these will appear as a log entry only

Recognition and Awards

The WIA will issue a Certificate of Participation for every club, group or individual who participates in the commemoration events.

Special recognition will be made for the Club, group or individual who has the highest number of contacts using the ANZAC call sign during the event.

Recognition for working all Australian States and Territories using the ANZAC call sign and recognition for working Turkey, New Zealand, Australia and one other Commonwealth country using the ANZAC call sign.

Calling Frequencies for 2015 ANZAC Commemoration

7.040 MHz
7.010 MHz
7.095 MHz
10.145 MHz
10.110 MHz
10.120 MHz
14.095 MHz
14.010 MHz
14.250 MHz
18.095 MHz
18.105 MHz
18.115 MHz
21.095 MHz
21.105 MHz
21.250 MHz
24.925 MHz
24.895 MHz
24.935 MHz
28.055 MHz
28.025 MHz
28.450 MHz
50.225 MHz
50.500 MHz
51.150 MHz
145.000 MHz
144.050 MHz
144.150  MHz

ECHO Link will be used by the Turkey Amateur Radio Society on ANZAC Day

Other bands and modes by arrangement.

'73 de IK1XPK Claudio

sabato 21 febbraio 2015

Kaito Voyager Pro KA600

Dynamo & Solar Powered Radio with all the Dream Features, all in Digital with RDS on FM stations

A perfect radio for emergencies and disasters, it comes with all the features that you need in any emergency situation. It comes with a High quality AC type brushless generator. The solar panel powers the radio by itself and charges the built-in batteries as well. To maximize the sunlight’s rays, the solar panel is designed to tilt with the suns position to receive the energy during the day time. On the bottom side of the solar panel is a 5 LED reading lamp that you can use in poorly lit conditions. The radio is built with a multi-function LED flashlight. The super bright LED on the side can be used as a flashlight.

The 7 Band Weather radio precisely gives you weather bands. The weather alert feature enables you to receive the alert signal when a disaster arrives.

This radio is world wide registered for a Design Patent, The register number is ZL 200930174984.0


6 Ways of Power:
1. Dynamo Cranking Power: 120 turns per minute of cranking will power the built in Ni-MH battery pack with strong current and voltage.
2. Solar Panel Power: Under the direct sunlight, the solar panel will power the radio without a problem.
3. AA Batteries: You can use 3 normal AA batteries to run the radio for maximum     reception.
4. A built-in Rechargeable battery pack.
5. AC adaptor charge from the 3.5 mm jack. (Optional)
6. Charge from a computer via USB port.

1. 5 LED reading lamp for camping and emergency use.
2. White LED flashlight 

Radio Reception
1. AM: 520-1710 KHz
2. FM: 87.00- 108.00 MHz
3. SW: 2.30MHz-23.00MHz
4. NOAA Weather Band: 7 standard bands for all stations, PLL crystal control circuit for stable reception
5. Weather Alert: To be activated by weather alert signals.
6. Temperature
7. Thermometer
8. 2 Alarm Clocks
9. Sleep Mode up to 90 minutes and infinity.
10. 100 Memories on all bands

11. Radios Size: 9 1/2"X 6"X 2 1/2"

'73 de IK1XPK Claudio.

martedì 17 febbraio 2015

G.R.A.1° Meeting Montichiari 7 marzo 2015

Il Gruppo Radioamatori Alpini “G.R.A.” organizza il 1° Meeting GRA sabato 7 marzo 2015 presso il Centro fiera del Garda, in occasione della manifestazione “Radiantistica Expò” mostra mercato radiantistico.

'73 Claudio IK1XPK

domenica 15 febbraio 2015

Africa All Mode International DX Contest

The objective of this all mode contest is to stimulate contesting from Africa.
All participating stations worldwide may work any country during the contest period, but QSOs with radio amateurs from Africa is encouraged as reflected in the higher points being awarded in the scoring mechanism. African DXCC entities are defined as those valid per the ARRL DXCC AF listing published at the time of the contest.
2. Date
From 12: 00 UTC on Saturday 14 March to 12: 00 UTC on Sunday 15 March 2015). Both single and multi-operator stations may operate for the entire 24 hour 24-hour period. There are no mandated breaks in operating time required.
3. Bands
160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres, in accordance with your country and specific licensing requirements governing the portion(s) of these bands that you may use. No contest QSOs are allowed on 12, 17, 30 or 60 metres.
4. Modes
CW, RTTY and SSB. Contestants may elect to enter a single mode category (where offered – see “Entry Categories” below) or take part as a mixed-mode entrant. Mixed-mode entrants may work the same station once on each mode per band (see “Entry Categories” for more details).
5. Log Submissions and Deadlines
No paper en tries will be accepted for contest or checking purposes. Entries must be submitted in Cabrillo format only, and be received no later than 15 days after the contest – 30 March 2015 . Entries must be sent to contest@sarl.org.za
6 . Awards
Posted certificates will be awarded, printed and sent to: -
- The highest scoring entrant in each category for the contest
- The highest scoring entrant in each category per continent
- The highest scoring entrant overall (any category) per ITU zone
- The overall top Rookie score each year per continent

Electronic certificates will be awarded and emailed to:
The first and second place entrants in each category from each entity entered

7 . Results
Results will be posted on the South African Radio League website at www.sarl.org.za two months after the entry deadline.
8 . Entry Categories
For all categories, the use of spotting nets and skimmers are permitted. For all categories, there are no restrictions on the number of band or mode changes made in any given period during the contest. Contestants may only submit their log in one of the 18 categories available.
  • Single Operator Single Transmitter
    • Single band
      • Phone only, high, low and QRP power levels
      • CW only, high low and QRP power levels
      • RTTY only, high low and QRP power levels
      • Mixed mode, high low and QRP power level
    • All band
      • Phone only, high, low and QRP power levels
      • CW only, high low and QRP power levels
      • RTTY only, high low and QRP power levels
      • Mixed mode, high low and QRP power levels
One person performs all operating and logging functions and without exception, only one transmitted signal is allowed at any given time. Mixed mode entrants may work a stat ion once per mode per band.
  • Single Operator Two Radio
    • Single mode all band, low power
    • Single mode all band, high power
    • Mixed mode all band, high power
    • Mixed mode all band, low power
  • Multi Operator Single Transmitter
    • Single band
      • Mixed mode high power
      • Mixed mode low power
    • All band
      • Mixed mode high power
      • Mixed mode low power
  • Multi Operator Multi Transmitter
    • Mixed mode all band, high power
    • Mixed mode all band, low power
All Multi-op efforts must enter the mixed mode category. There is no multi-op or SO2R QRP power level. Stations may be worked once per mode per band.
In all categories, cross-mode, cross band and repeater contacts is not

9. Categories Eligible for Rookie Awards
The rookie awards in the AMA contest aim to reward individual rather than team efforts, that efforts, which show flexibility and skill in operating procedure for recently licenses amateurs. They are available for the categories of 1.1.4 and 1.2.4. You are e ligible to mark your log submission as a rookie entry if you were licensed for the first time on, or less than two years prior to, the contest date. If you enter one of the rookie categories, you may not enter a different category in the same contest. It i s not mandatory to enter as a rookie if you qualify as such, you may also elect to enter any of the non-rookie categories.
10. Contest Exchange
The exchange is your RS(T) (not checked during the log checking process), followed by an incremental serial nu mber commencing at “001”. Changing modes or bands does not necessitate different serial number ranges, i.e. the serial number simply progresses from “001” upwards sequentially as you log QSOs in any category, for single or multi-op efforts. A complete exchange, consisting of an RS(T) and serial number, must be logged for each QSO.
1 1 . Power Levels
For the purposes of this contest, all entrants must adhere to the power levels (expressed as Peak Envelope Power, or PEP) as set out below when determining their entry category. Additionally, all entrants must adhere to their specific licensing requirements regarding permitted power and other regulations, which take precedent over the contest-define d power levels when operating in the contest.
  • QRP is defined as 5 watts PEP or less as measured at the antenna port at the transmitter, or power amplifier (if used).
  • Low power is defined as more than 5 watts PEP but not more than 100 watts PEP measured at the antenna port either at the transmitter, or power amplifier (if used).
  • High power is defined as more than 100 watts PEP but not more than 1 500 watts PEP measured at the antenna port either at the transmitter, or power amplifier (if used).
1 2 . Points, multipliers and scoring
All QSOs with African entities are awarded with 10 points, points; all other QSOs are awarded 1 point.

Band multiplier
The band multiplier is determined on a band-by-band basis.
The band multiplier increments by one for every AF-DXCC entity worked, for each of the three operating modes: CW, SSB and RTTY.

Band score
Band score is simply the band points multiplied by the band multiplier. Band score = (band points) X (band multiplier)
Total score
Total score is simply the sum of all the band scores. Total score = 10 m band score + 15 m band score + 20 m band score + 40 m band score + 80 m band score + 160 m band score
12. AF Entity Definition
  • For the purposes of this contest, Africa entities are considered as per the standard ARRL DXCC AF list as published at the time/year of the contest currently taking place.
  • Ship-based and aeronautical stations only count 1 point when worked and do not count as multipliers regardless of them being in international or territorial waters during the contest period.
13. Cabrillo Information
QSO : Required information fields and format.
--------info sent------- -------info rcvd--------
QSO: freq mo date time call rst exch call rst exch t
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn ****** ************* nnn ****** n
QSO: 28080 RY 2014-09-12 0531 ZS6A 59 001 W1AW/5 59 073 0

Note for Column 81 (transmitter number): For the MULTI-TWO category, the last column in the log indicates which transmitter made the QSO. It must be a 0 or a 1. This column is not required for other categories.
14. General
  • Conditions of Entry: Each entrant agrees to be bound by the provisions set out in this document. The decisions of the South African Radio League Contest Committee are final and binding.
  • The use of self-spotting on packet via any means is inconsistent with the spirit and intent of this contest.
  • The use of non-amateur radio means of communications (e.g. telephone or internet) for soliciting a contact during the contest period is inconsistent with the spirit and intent of this contest.
  • Where contest-preferred segments are incorporated into regional band plans, entrants must observe them.
  • Penalties and disqualifications: participants breaching the provisions as set out in this document may be subject to a points deductio n as decided by the contest committee, or in serious cases disqualification.
  • Duplicate QSOs will not attract any penalties, but will also not count for additional points.
  • All transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500-metre diameter circle, ex cluding antennas.
  • The use of remote receiving or transmitting installations outside of your own entity is prohibited.

Good DX, IK1XPK Claudio

domenica 1 febbraio 2015

Antenne Filari di I5CDF

Una carrellata di antenne filari e cura di Riccardo I5CDF tratto dal sito ARI Firenze.

Il file e scaricabile in PDF dal seguente link:

Alcuni esempi di di cosa si può trovare nel PDF

'73 de IK1XPK, Claudio.