sabato 20 febbraio 2016

Antarctic Activity Week 13th Edition

13th Edition of the Antarctic Activity Week is scheduled for:

 22-28  Febr.2016

tnx WAP

'73 de IK1XPK, Claudio.

AM QSO Party - AWA


AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party

The frequencies given here are only for meeting others, please QSY a bit to keep the ball rolling. If you are rock bound, don't give up, we will find you. Let's show the amateur community that AM is alive and well. This is the best chance of the year to hear a wide variety of vintage gear, and to talk to some of the friendliest people on the air. While use of older tube and solid state gear is encouraged, we also want to welcome people using modern solid state gear, home brew Class D and E gear, or Flex Radio equipment as well. 
Please use consideration in your choice of bandwidth for conditions. It is still all AM mode, which is enjoying a robust recovery using a variety of methods.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 2300 GMT to Sunday, February 21, 2016 2300 GMT
Objective: To promote and encourage the use of AM as a mode of operation in ham radio, and, above all, to have fun.
Frequencies: 1.885 - 1.945,  3.835 – 3.890,  7.260 – 7.295, 14.275 – 14.295 and 14.320 – 14.345
Exchange:Name, state, (province, or country).  That keeps the log simple, but don't be afraid to talk about your station, or to ask about another station.   This contest is about fun, above all.   Nobody cares about your QSO rate.  Even if you only make a few contacts, please send in a log so that we will know who is participating and we can track the frequencies and locations that are used.
Scoring and Classes: Stations running 100 watts or less carrier OUTPUT, each contact counts as 2 points.   Stations running more than 100 watts count as 1 point.   All 20 meter contacts count 5 points regardless of power output.   You may contact each station only once per band.   See extra points for the Flagship stations below.
Flagship Stations: There will be two authorized flagship stations participating in the AM QSO Party.  These stations will not be included in the final standings.   Their scores will be listed separately in the results.   W2AN is the AWA Museum and this call will be used by various volunteer stations in the contest.   The other call sign W1HRX will be operating courtesy of the James Millen society.   The first contact with a flagship station counts 10 points, all subsequent contacts are 1 point.
Logs: There is a summary log sheet posted on the AWA web site. It is not necessary to send your entire log, only the summary sheet is necessary. Even if you only make a few contacts, please send in a log sheet so you can be counted as a participant.   
For those without web access, send a note to Tim Walker, 19 Woodside Ave., Westport, CT  06880 he will mail you a copy.   E-mail and paper logs must be postmarked no later than March 10th and sent to one of the following addresses: 
Send E-Mail Logs to AB2RA@HTVA.NET in .doc or .odt files
Or mail to:
AB2RA Janis Carson
61 Rothermich Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850-9323
NOTE: .DOC or .ODT files can be opened and filled out with OpenOffice  a free word processor: http://www.openoffice.org/download/
Results: Results will be published in the AWA Journal as well as Electric Radio and also online at Amfone.net.

AB2RA, Janis

AM Modulation

Good AM qso de IK1XPK, Claudio.

lunedì 15 febbraio 2016

QRP Pixie CW 7.023MHz 40M

 QRP Kit Shortwave Transmitter Receiver 7.023MHz 40M


In the field of amateur radio, usually no more than 5W is known as a low-power communications, or QRP communication is an important branch of amateur radio.
Many QRP communication enthusiasts keen on homemade QRP equipment.
Classic kit, hope you like.

This kit welding of electronic technology basis, will recognize device, welding, induction machine without debugging, as long as careful as Sleeve assembly can be successful.

The default delivery suite for parts.

Brief introduction

This suite is the classic "PIXIE" ("leather") low power transceiver. This is simply a very small volume of 40 meters of micro power amplitude cable transceiver, using 9V battery. This circuit is most early by the foreign design, frequency stability,

The receiving effect is good, the code readability is strong, is the most primary radio enthusiasts entry!

Technical parameters

Power: 9V-14V DC

Antenna: 50 ohms, unbalanced

Receiving the static current: 10mA 9V

Power: 0.1W 9V, 0.2W 12V

Frequency range: launch 7.023MHz, receiving 7.023-7.026MHz (7.023MHz crystal)

Mode of operation: CW

IK1XPK, Claudio.

domenica 14 febbraio 2016

3XY1T Los Island AF-051


Last news

Everything is ready as planned for our departure on February 17th, 2016. We anticipate arriving at Los Island (AF051) in the morning of Thursday 18th. 
The island does not have a power grid; our resort has a generator operating only during the night.
We rented two generators for daylight operations; as a consequence, there might be occasional breaks for the maintenance of this equipment.
We received several requests for RTTY activity. In order to offer such a “mode new one” to as many OMs as possible, we shall concentrate our RTTY operations on a single band, i.e. 15m.
In analyzing statistical data, we noticed that there is a high demand for this country in VK/ZL.
These stations are invited to use the cluster to warn us of possible openings.
Long-path openings to Japan will be closely monitored, and we suggest these stations to make use of propagation forecasts to optimize their chances.
We plan to have, as usual, our real-time online Log available via internet, with uploads every minute (barring connection problems). It can be accessed at the address http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline.
Also, the online QSL request (OQRS) will be active as from the very first QSO.
We advise to check the time/date of the latest online update, as shown on the Log entry page, before repeating a QSO.
Specific requests should be addressed ONLY to our pilot stations, IK7JWY Arturo and IK0FTA Sergio
(for the 6m band). The pilot stations can check and correct possible Log errors.
During the DXpedition do NOT send mail to I2YSB or other Team members, such messages will not be answered.
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Good Dx ... IK1XPK, Claudio

giovedì 11 febbraio 2016

14th Russian WW PSK Contest 2016

Dear Fellow Radio Amateurs,

The Russian Digital Radio Club has the honour to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the 14th Russian WW PSK Contest 2016. The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs in Russia.

We invite all fans of digital modes to take part in contest from 12.00 UTC on Saturday 20th February till 11:59 UTC on Sunday 21st February, 2016. 

Types of modulation: BPSK31, BPSK63, BPSK125. The repeated contacts are permitted on different bands and different modes providing that a contact will be made not earlier than in 3 minutes. The output power should not exceed 10 watts on 160 meters and 100 watts on other bands. The operator may change the bands no more than 10 times within calendar hour (with zero on 59-th minute of each hour). Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. Bands: 160 m, 80 m, 40 m, 20 m, 15 m, 10 m. 

EPC recommends the following frequencies - 1.840 - 1.843 MHz, 3.582 - 3.590, 7.040 - 7.050 MHz, 14.072 - 14.080 MHz, 21.072 - 21.080 MHz, 28.072 - 28.080 MHz.

Categories (subgroup):
MOAB  - MULTI-ONE  -  Multi-Operator, Single Transmitter, All Bands  -  Club stations and SES stations;
SOAB  - SINGLE-OP ALL  -  Single-Operator, All Bands;
SOSB  - SINGLE-OP 160M; SINGLE-OP 80M; SINGLE-OP 40M; SINGLE-OP 20M; SINGLE-OP 15M; SINGLE-OP 10M  -  Single Operator, Single Band;
SOSWL - SINGLE-OP SWL  -  Single-Operator SWL, All Bands.

A separate category for the Russia and foreign participants:
 - World - all the countries except for Russia,
   - European Russia,
   - Asiatic Russia

17 PRIZES of RUS-WW-PSK 2016 are founded
Awards in electronic type will be awarded to WINNERS, PRIZEWINNERS and other PARTICIPANTS.

For more info please visit Russian WW PSK Contest 2016 Rules: http://www.rdrclub.ru/index.php/russian-ww-psk-contest/49-rus-ww-psk-rules

You should send your log upload via the Web interface http://ua9qcq.com/en/submit_log.php?lang=en  or via email  rusww@rdrclub.ru
All logs must be sent no later than 5 days after the contest (23:59 UTC on 26th February 2016).

73! de Russian Digital Radio Club

Good contest, Claudio IK1XPK

lunedì 8 febbraio 2016

JARL 90th Anniversary Award


JARL 90th Anniversary Award

The Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) was established in 1926, and we are in the 90th year. To commemorate this special occasion, JARL issues a special award named "JARL 90th Anniversary Award."



For contacts with Japanese amateur stations with 9 different Prefixes.


For contacts with 9 different cities or ku of Japan.


For contacts with 9 different Guns of Japan.


For contacts with 9 different prefectures of Japan.
For contacts with 90 different amateur stations. 
If you contacted with JARL Special commemoration stations of 90th anniversary, you may count it as nine of its required points.
Only contacts (receptions) made
   from June 12, 2015 
     through June 11, 2016
will be acceptable. 
JARL starts accepting applications
on June 12, 2015, and will
close on December 31, 2016. 

Please send the application form and the fee below.
A sample of application form (.doc) 
(QSLs are not required for this award.) 

Please send 1,000 yen.- (or 8IRCs)
with your application.
Free for junior high school students or younger than 15 years.
( Please send the documents for
age verification
“PayPal button is provided on the website.”

Applicants can request for maximum of 3 endorsements from the following
6 kinds.
□ Single Band
□ Single Mode
□ QRP (QRPp)
□ Satellite

If you made QSOs through repeaters or internet,we will also issue the award.

 Commemorative Plaque:
If you obtained all of five awards,
you will be awarded a commemorative plaque (a fee is required). 
The details are here. The details are here. 

Only one contact with a particular station is valid for each award. 
Even if you have QSOs with JA1RL and JA1RL/2, only one QSO can be used for the application of each award. 

'73 de JARL International Ken Yamamoto JA1CJP

Good award IK1XPK, Claudio.

venerdì 5 febbraio 2016

WRTH 2016 70° edizione.

Arrivato ! quattro giorni lavorativi ed è arrivato a casa via Amazon.

WRTH 2016 70° edizione.

Come sempre ottima pubblicazione come sempre. Oltre alla rassegna di ricevitori adatti per chi pratica l’ascolto, troviamo la storia della “bibbia” del radioascoltatore con una rassegna delle vecchie pubblicazioni e una rassega di ricevitori a partire dal 1940 ad oggi: cioè dal RCA AR88 al SDR WinRadio.

Altri interessanti  articoli sul futuro delle onde corte, sulle  Radio a Timor-Leste e sulle MW e LW nel Regno Unito a cura di Dave G4OYX.

Altri interessanti articoli di Dave: 

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'73 de IK1XPK, Claudio.