DX Voice from Mount Athos
Monk Apollo, SV2ASP, SK ≪05/06/2019
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 1980. Read
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
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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.