SAQ, the call sign of the 1920s vintage Alexanderson
transmitter in Grimeton, Sweden, is set to
be on the air for its annual Christmas
Eve transmission. SAQ
transmits CW with up to 200 kW on 17.2 kHz.
Tune-up is scheduled to begin at around 0730
UTC, with the holiday message transmitted
on December 24 at 0800 UTC. SAQ will livestream
the event. SAQ has introduced a new reception
report form for listeners and has asked listeners
not to send SAQ reception
reports via email.
The SK6SAQ amateur radio station will be active
on 7.035 kHz and 14.035 MHz CW or 3.755 MHz
SSB, with two stations on the air most of
the time. Given its age, the Alexanderson
alternator does not always function as intended.
The transmitter experienced
a failure during its scheduled
UN Day transmission on October 24.
RTTY Contesting Stalwart
Ron Stailey, K5DJ, SK ≪RTTYのロン・スタイリー(元AB5KD)が11月25日に死去≫
Ron Stailey, K5DJ (ex-AB5KD), of Farmington,
New Mexico ? a major player in the 1990s amateur
radio RTTY scene ? died on November 25. An
ARRL Life Member, he was 75.
“Ron dominated the RTTY contesting world in
the late 1990s,” said Jay Townsend, WS7I.
Stailey lived in Texas at the time. “Ron really
enjoyed RTTY operating. When Wayne Wright,
W5XD, a fellow resident of Round Rock, Texas,
began developing one of the first Windows-based
computer logging programs, Ron was an early
adopter, and helped champion its tight integration
with the state-of-the-art RTTY terminal hardware
of the time.
” Stailey became the distributor of WriteLog.
Ron’s first RTTY contest from the W5KFT Ranch
Station was the 1996 ARRL RTTY Roundup, in
which he operated under his own call sign,
AB5KD, in the single operator, high power
category. It was his first of five consecutive
W/VE victories. It was also the first of five
consecutive record scores in that category
of the ARRL RTTY Roundup.
Stailey is credited with creating (with WS7I)
the CQ World Wide RTTY WPX Contest and the
North American QSO Party RTTY event. He served
as RTTY Journal’s contest columnist and hosted
the RTTY Contesters Banquet in Dayton for
Big Power, Big Dish Set to be Active for
1296 MHz Moonbounce ≪ビッグパワー、ビッグディッシュセットは1296
The Argentine Institute of Radio Astronomy’s
30-meter dish antenna will be active on 1296
MHZ EME until November 3 running an effective
isotropic radiated power (EIRP) of 10 megawatts
on SSB, CW, and JT65 (the dish provides 50
dB of gain). Operation will focus on 1296.1
MHz. Operation schedule: October 30, 1615
-2015 UTC; October 31, 1715 -2115 UTC; November
1, 1800 - 2200 UTC; November 2, 1900 - 2300
UTC, and November 3, 1950-2350 UTC.
A native of Little
Rock, Arkansas, Price was first licensed as WN5TIA at
age 16 and subsequently held several other call signs
before becoming W4RA. After earning BSEE, MBA, and PhD
degrees, he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in
the US Army Signal Corps and honorably discharged with
the rank of captain.
Price spent most of his career as a professor of finance
and economics at Georgia Southern University. Upon retirement,
he was named emeritus professor and emeritus head of
the Department of Finance and Law.
Elected as ARRL Southeastern Division Vice Director
in 1973, Price became Director later that year and was
elected as an ARRL Vice President by Board of Directors
in 1980. In 1983 he became First Vice President following
the death of ARRL President Vic Clark, W4KFC, and was
elected President by the Board the following year.
In 1973, Price was one of three incorporators of the
ARRL Foundation and served for several years as Secretary
and Director. IARU Secretary and retired ARRL CEO David
Sumner, K1ZZ, enjoyed a 46-year relationship with Price.
“As a young ARRL staffer, I had the good fortune to
be asked to serve as Assistant Secretary of the ARRL
Foundation in 1973 and worked closely with Larry from
that point on,” Sumner said. “His accomplishments as
President of the ARRL and the IARU are too many to list,
but neither organization would be what it is today without
his vision, dedication, and hard work. We all owe a
great debt to Larry and his family for their many sacrifices
on our behalf.”
IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, recalls his many years
of association with Price. “The Amateur Radio fraternity
has lost a valued colleague today,” Ellam said. “Larry
Price was the Dean of the IARU, and under his leadership
the organization not only achieved great success for
the Amateur Radio services but the respect of those
we work with in the International Telecommunication
Union (ITU). His work and tenacity on a number of issues
gave the IARU the admiration of many administrations
and senior leadership at the ITU, which we continue
to enjoy today.
” Ellam said Price was “an excellent mentor to me and
many others” over the years, and that during his 10
years as IARU President, he’s tried to maintain the
ideals that Price instilled in the organization.
In 2014, Dayton HamventionR honored Price as Amateur
of the Year. At the ARRL Centennial Convention that
same year, Price was awarded the ARRL Medal of Honor.
Price’s wife, Barbara Ann Parke Price, died in 1990.
He is survived by their three children and several grandchildren.
? Thanks to David Sumner, K1ZZ
and IARU President Emeritus Larry E. Price, W4RA
ARISS Russia SSTV test transmissions ≪ARISS
ロシア SSTV のテスト送信≫
| July 26, 2019 A
Russian MAI-SSTV event is planned from the
International Space Station for Monday, 29
July 2019 from 1315 to 2125UTC. There will
be a second session on Tuesday, 30 July 2019
from 1350 to 1950UTC. Transmissions are expected
to be on 145.800MHz FM in SSTV mode PD120.
The call sign in use will be RS0ISS. This
session is the routine MAI-75 activity that
is only active for a few orbits.
The Hamvention Executive Team announced on
July 15 that attendance at Dayton HamventionR
2019 was 32,472. This marks the highest attendance
recorded since Hamvention moved in 2017 from
Hara Arena to the Greene County Fairgrounds
and Exposition Center in Xenia, Ohio. This
year’s attendance also approached an all-time
Hamvention high. Attendance at the show peaked
in 1993 at 33,669, before the 1996 change
in date from April to May while Hamvention
was still being held at Hara Arena. Last year,
Hamvention welcomed 28,417 visitors in its
second year in Xenia. Attendance in 2016 for
the show’s final year at Hara was 25,364.
Hamvention hosted the ARRL 2019 National Convention,
and both embraced the theme of “Mentoring
the Next Generation.” Read
SAQ “Alexanderson Day” Transmission
Set for June 30 ≪04/24/2019
The annual “Alexanderson Day” transmission
from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, will take place
on June 30. The Alexanderson alternator will
transmit on 17.2 kHz on the following schedule:
Startup/tuning at 0830 UTC, and message transmission
at 0900 UTC; startup/tuning at 1130 UTC, and
message transmission at 1200 UTC. Both events
will be livestreamedon YouTube. SAQ has introduced
an online SAQ reception report form for listeners
to report reception of any SAQ transmissions.
This replaces the former email route. Amateur
Radio station SK6SAQ will be active on Alexanderson
Day on or about 7.035 MHz and 14.035 MHz on
CW, and 3.755 MHz on SSB. QSL via the SM QSL
Bureau. Two stations will be on the air most
of the time. An article about Alexanderson
Day, “The Legacy of Radio at Grimeton Station,
SAQ,” appears on page 66 of the July 2019
issue of QST.
SAQから年間「アレキサンダーソン日」伝送は、6 月 30 日に行われます。アレキサンダーソン オルタネーターが以下のスケジュールで
17.2 kHz で送信: 0830 起動/チューニング UTC とメッセージ伝送では 0900 UTC。1130
でスタートアップ/チューニング UTC と 1200 UTC でメッセージを転送します。
HAM RADIO from Mount Athos
Visitors from more than 50 countries bring
the “ham spirit” to life ≪Friedrichshafen,
Germany June 21~23,2019≫
enthusiasm for technology and international
understanding across all borders characterize
the “ham spirit” that radio amateurs from
all over the world are living out today. Over
the weekend, 14,300 visitors from more than
50 countries extended their antennas at the
Ham Radio on Lake Constance in order to make
contact with each other face-to-face, to glean
information about the latest technology, and
to report on it to others by radio. “Visitors
to the fair feature a high level of technical
expertise, which means they are also quite
demanding in terms of what they want from
the exhibitors and the content of the supporting
program. With the support of the German Amateur
Radio Club (DARC) as the ideal sponsor, we
once again lived up to our reputation as Europe’s
leading trade fair for amateur radio. The
44th edition attracted some 400 more visitors
than in the previous year,” says Messe Friedrichshafen
CEO Klaus Wellmann and Project Manager Petra
Rathgeber. With 184 exhibitors and associations
from 32 countries presenting themselves, the
lecture program was first-rate: in addition
to presentations by industry leaders, Nobel
Prize Laureate Joe Taylor attracted a great
deal of interest among visitors with his remarks.
Athos' Monk Apollo, SV2ASP SK
Athos' best-known radio amateur, Monk Apollo, SV2ASP,
died on May 5 after complications resulting from
cancer. He was 64. Monk Apollo was essentially the
lone DX voice from Mount Athos, the 20th most-wanted
DXCC entity, where he operated from his Orthodox
Monastery of Docheiariou. Born into a large family
in western Greece, he became a monk in 1973, eventually
joining the ascetic monastery on Mount Athos in
International Marconi Day 2019
is April 27 (UTC) ≪04/24/2019
70 stations have registered to take part in
the 2019 International Marconi Day (IMD) observance
on Saturday, April 27 (UTC). Registered stations
will operate at sites with a personal connection
to wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, including
sites at which he set up transmitting and
receiving stations. The 24-hour Amateur Radio
event celebrates the birth of Marconi on April
25, 1874, and is typically held on the Saturday
closest to Marconi’s birthday. During IMD
2019, radio amateurs around the world will
make contact with historic Marconi sites.
The event is sponsored by the Cornish Radio
Amateur Club, which will operate as GB4IMD. Read
Amateur Radio in Space Pioneer
Astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, SK ≪04/15/2019
US astronaut who pioneered the use of Amateur
Radio to make contacts from space ? Owen K.
Garriott, W5LFL ? died April 15 at his home
in Huntsville, Alabama. He was 88. Garriott’s
ham radio activity ushered in the formal establishment
of Amateur Radio in space, first as SAREX
? the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment, and
later as ARISS ? Amateur Radio on the International
Space Station. Read
ラジオを開拓した米国の宇宙飛行士-オーウェン k. ギャリオット、W5LFLはアラバマ州ハンツビルの自宅で
4 月 15 日に死亡しました。 88 歳。
- 3Z9DX, JE1CKA, SP3CMX, SP5ES, CT1DSV. QSL
via 3Z9DX, OQRS (preferred), LOTW. More information
will be available soon. Owner of 3Y0I call
sign is Dom, 3Z9DX. DXCC Country - Bouvet
Island 3Y. WAZ Zone - CQ 38. ITU Zone - 67.
QTH Locator - JD15rn. Continent - Antarctica.
yet! The captain of the MV Atlantic Tuna had to take a
difficult but responsible decision to take a course back
to Cape Town, South Africa. But the 3YOI Expedition is
NOT canceled ? we don’t give up that easily.
just had a long conversation with Dom 3Z9DX on board on
the MV Atlantic Tuna. The seas calmed down enough to let
them do a proper technical inspection of damages caused
by the severe cyclonic storm last night. Here are more
details on the latest dramatic events.
March 26, 2019, the vessel has been approaching a cyclonal
storm wandering nearby Bouvet Island. The captain analyzed
the latest weather reports indicating a chance to break
through the storm ? it hasn’t been that strong at that
time. Unfortunately, the storm developed and intensified
in a matter of an hour. Around 5-6 o’clock GMT, just 70
nautical miles off Bouvet island, the ship has been hit
by a series of 11+ meters (36+ ft) tall waves + wind exceeding
83 knots/h (approx. 160 km/h). The fierce oceanic forces
swept past the upper deck, taking one of the radars, including
VSAT, VHF and HF marine antennas, off the mast and throwing
them all overboard. The hit was so hard the vessel tilted
as much as 45° (but that’s still safe in terms of the
conditions near Beuvet Island
DXPEDITION IS NOT CANCELED!
of the final outcome of our attempts, it’s clear that
activating Bouvet Island is one of the most difficult
and the most dangerous undertakes of the ham radio ? and
not only ? history. Yet, the 3YOI’s events will be long
discussed and analyzed by the Team to “attack” the island
one more time ? as soon as possible ? again all marked
with “safety-first” principles.
The Team has dedicated more than 4 months living in Cape
Town, right next to the vessel, to prepare things in person.
We have sacrificed Christmas time and spent that special
time without our families. And yet, have spent an enormous
amount of our private funds to make it all happen for
the ham radio’s sake. But we don’t give up, and we all
know we gained your trust in our current and future ham
radio attempts. We really appreciate that!
Until now, Bouvet Island vs. Hams 2:0! But that’s just
the first half of the show. Long live the ham radio legacy
and its supporters!
Stan SP8S The 3YOI Press officer
DITS and DAHS ≪The
ABC's of Morse Code Operating By Ed Tobias, KR3 ≫
small but solid guide is the perfect read
for those interested in learning or improving
CW operating techniques!
its pages you'll find:
The secret of becoming a proficient CW Operator
・ Where and how to practice, practice, practice.
・Straight Key or Paddle?
・ Adjusting your Straight Key or Paddle
・ Keyers, Iambic Keying and Bugs
・Contests, Events, DXing
・ Operating QSK
・ CW Filters
・ Signs, Signals and Procedures
・Tips on Taking CW On the Road . . . and much more!
47GHz and 122GHz Records Set Date : 18 / 03
/ 2019 Author : WIA Records John Martin VK3KM
- WIA Records Keeper lets us know that there
have been two new microwave records set in
VK. David VK5KK and Wayne VK5APN have set
a new mobile record for the 47 GHz band. 47
GHz Mobile between VK5KK and VK5APN on the
11th of March 2019 over a distance of 20.8
km. Keen microwave ethusiasts in VK2 have
a set a VK2 122GHz record. Matt VK2DAG and
David VK2JDS have set a new VK2 state record
for the 122 GHz band. VK2 Home/Portable between
VK2DAG and VK2JDS on the 16 March 2019 over
a distance of 0.1 km. The full lists of current
and past records are on the WIA web site at
Link Congratulations to all involved. Photo
supplied by David VK7KK..
Records (Most recent first)
47 GHz Mobile VK5KK VK5APN 11/03/19 20.8 km
New records for the 122 GHz band:
VK2 Home/Portable VK2DAG VK2JDS 16/03/19 0.1 km
VK3 Home/Portable VK3CV VK3LN 11/02/19 2.8 km
National Digital Modes VK3CV VK3LN 11/02/19 0.1 km
National Mobile VK3CV VK3LN 11/02/19 0.4 km
supplied by David VK7KK.
Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) Bulgaria ≪ブルガリアの首都ソフィアで8月11日〜17日開催≫
following news item is courtesy of the International
Amateur Radio Union (IARU): The 9th edition
of Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) will be held
in Bulgaria, close to the capital city of
Sofia. The Bulgarian Federation of Radioamateurs
(BFRA) will be hosting the event, which will
take place from August 11 to 17.
On The Air）は、ブルガリアの首都ソフィア市の近くを会場に８月11日から17日の日程で開催されます。イベントの運営は、Radioamateurs
のブルガリア連合 (BFRA) が担当します。YOTA
this YOTA Camp we will be continuing with our train-the-trainer
(TTT) program, which will be the main theme of the week.
Participants will be working on the future of Amateur
Radio and will be involved in workshops where they gain
skills to start similar Amateur Radio youth events when
they are back home. With this we are aiming to create
a snowball effect, there will be more and more YOTA events
all over the world. This also allows other youngsters
and newcomers to enjoy Amateur Radio.
Previous events have shown that all participants are having
an unforgettable week, where many new friendships are
started. To obtain a better understanding of such an event
you are encouraged to have a look at the gallery and video
clips from previous YOTA camps at www.ham-yota.com.
FlexRadio System FLEX-6400M HF
and 6-Meter SDR Transceiver ≪February/2019
54にProduct Review"FexRadio System FLEX-6400M
HF and 6-Meter SDR Transceiver(Reviewed
by Joel Hallas, W1ZR QST Contributing Editor
SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission
Set for Christmas Eve ≪クリスマス
・ イヴの SAQ アレキサンダーソン オルタネーター送信を設定≫
Sweden’s Alexanderson alternator station SAQ
has planned a Christmas Eve transmission on
17.2 kHz. The transmitter will be tuned up
starting at around 0730 UTC, and a message
will be transmitted at 0800 UTC. The 200 kW
Alexanderson alternator is an electromechanical
transmitter dating back to 1924.
The event will be streamed live on the Alexanderson
site YouTube Channel. Listener reports are
invited via email or direct to Radiostationen
Grimeton 72, SE-432 98 Grimeton, Sweden. Amateur
Radio station SK6SAQ will be active on Christmas
Eve on 7,035 and 14,035 kHz on CW, or on 3,755
kHz on SSB. Two stations will be on the air
most of the time.