European IOTA News from OPDX

EU-008.  Members of the Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club will once again activate GM2T from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04, SCOTIA DI10, WLOTA 2232, WAB NM04), the most westernly part
of Scotland’s Inner Hebridean Islands, during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition entry. Operators
mentioned are: Brian/G3UJE, Cambell/MM0DXC, Bob/GM4UYZ, Robin/MM0VTV, Geoff/MM5AHO, Brian/M0RNR, Steve/MM0GTA, Adrian/MM0GTU, John/MM0JXI, Paul/MM0VPR, Cephas/MM0INS, Al/MM0XAB and Ellis/GM4GZW. QSL via GM4UYZ, direct or eQSL and LoTW.
NOTE: Activity depends if the CalMac ferries are operating. For
more info, see:

EU-009.  Col, MM0NDX, will once again be active as MM0NDX/p from the Orkney Islands (IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14, WLOTA 1652) between July 3-5th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via IW7EGQ.

EU-034.  Operators Harald/ES1LS, Arvo/ES1QV, Toivo/ES2DJ,
Jueri/ES2EZ, Juri/ES5GP and Roy/ES8DH will be active as ES0U
from Muhu Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th)
as a Multi-Op/Multi-Band/DXpediton/Low-Power entry. QSL via
ES2DJ, by the Bureau.

EU-054.  Ignazio, IT9AGZ, will be active as IT9AGZ/p from Levanzo Island (IIA I006, MIA MI-050, WLOTA 1918) between July 4-17th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-064.  Fraser, G4BJM, will be active as F/G4BJM/P from Noirmoutier
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/
Low-Power/Unassisted entry. See for QSL info.

EU-090.  Operators Goran/S52P, Dragan/S55Z, and Kugler/S51TP will be
active as 9A/homecall from Palagruza Vela Island (IOCA CI-084,
MIA MC-284, WLOTA 0057) between July 19-31st. They plan to be
active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) using the
callsign 9A8ZRS. QSL 9A8ZRS via S57L, direct or by the Bureau.
QSL all other callsigns via their home callsign.

EU-105.  Five Belgian operators from the Radioclub Grimbergen (ON6NB) will be active as F/ON6NB or F/homecall from Île-de-Batz
between September 14-18th. Operators mentioned are Erik/ON4ANN,
Philippe/ON4ACP, Erik/ON4CCV, Paul/ON5PDV and Walter/ON8CW.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY.
QSL via the Bureau, LoTW or direct via ON4ANN. For more details
and updates, see:

EU-120.  Members of the Addiscombe Amateur Radio Club will be active
as G4ALE/P from Isle of Wight during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 25-26th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition/Low-Power entry.
Operators mentioned are Peter/G3SJX, Steve/G3UFY, Mike/G3VYI
and Dave/G7RAU. They will be using wire antennas. QSL via G4ALE.

EU-132.  Adam, DJ0IF, will once again be active as SN0RX from Wolin
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op
entry. QSL via SP8BXL.

EU-170.  Operators Detlef/DK3QZ, Kai/DL3HAH, Andy/DL3YM and Stefan/DL5XX will be active from Isle Kaprije between July 24-26th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as 9A/DK3QZ and a Multi-Single entry.

EU-172.  Andreas, DL5CW, will be active as OZ/DL5CW from Hjarno Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op
entry. QSL via DL5CW.

EU-172.  Rene, DL2JRM, will be active as OZ/DL2JRM from Hjarno Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op
entry. QSL via DL5CW.

EU-174.  Gabor, HA1YA, will once again be active as SW8YA from Thassos Island (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA 4186. WW Loc. KN20HS) between July 2-13th and Samothraki Island (MIA MG-100, WLOTA
4166, GIOTA NAS-032) between July 13-22nd. Activity will be
holiday style on the HF bands, as well as 50-70-144-432 MHz,
but with a focus on tropo, MS, Es and EME on 2m. QSL via his
home callsign, direct only (see Visit his Web page

SKSE – Straight Key Sprint Europe – Thursday July 2nd

SKSE is run on the first Thursday of each month – the July Sprint is this coming Thursday 2nd

The times in the summer sprints are 18.45 UTC to 21.15 UTC
18.45 commences 15 minutes of QRS
19.00 to 21.00 is main sprint
and 21.00 to 21.15 the sprint completes with a further 15 minute period of QRS

Full information at.

SKCC members will send their report, country code, name and SKCC number. None members should send their report, name and “none” in place of the number.

Sprint activity will be around the following frequencies

Band  Frequencies
160m 1820 kHz
80m         3550 kHz
40m         7029 and 7114 kHz
20m         14050 kHz
15m         21050 kHz
10m         28050 kHz
6m          50090 kHz

Propagation Chart for July G0KYA’s HF Propagation Predictions from the UK

GJ15IG – 16th Island Games

The 16th Island Games will be held in Jersey until 3rd July.

Jersey ARS will be active with GJ15IG using SSB and CW.

Logs will be uploaded to LOTW. Paper QSLs should be requested using the OQRS facility provided by Club Log.

The International Island Games Association is made up of 24 Member Islands who come together every 2 years to compete in friendly competition in up to 14 sports. The last Games were held in Bermuda in 2013, this year’s Games in Jersey and in 2017 the games will be in Gotland.

The member islands are:-

SAQ transmission Sunday 28th June 2015

SAQ transmission on Alexanderson Day

The Grimeton Radio/SAQ transmitter will be activated on VLF frequency 17.2 kHz, CW, with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on ‘Alexanderson Day‘, Sunday, June 28th, at 09:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC. Tuning up will start some 30 minutes before the message.

There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies during the day with the call SK6SAQ.

Frequencies :
–  7,035 CW or 14,035 CW
–  3,755 SSB
–  145,700/145,100 VHF FM repeater (R-4/RV-56)

QSL to SK6SAQ via SM bureau.

QSL-reports on SAQ transmissions are kindly received :
– E-mail to:
– or via: SM bureau
– or direct by mail to:
Alexander – Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
Radiostationen Grimeton 72

The radio station will be open to visitors from 08:00 to 14:00 UTC ( 10:00 to 16:00 SVT).



LX9YL – 7th TO 10th August 2015

LX9YL project :

The idea from which the LX9YL project has developed was first to gather some YL, operators to be active under this special callsign LX9 YL,  spending time together,  touring, meeting our guests and visitors.

The result of this idea is that from August 7th to 10th 2015, in Eisenborn, in Luxembourg City  an International team of YL operators will be active..

The team will consist of : Dora HB9EPE, Johanna DJ5YL, Mado F1EOY, Christine F4GDI, Claudine F5JER, Sylvie F4HJC, Tina DL5YL, Evelyne F5RPB, and Sophie F4DHQ.

Three stations will be established and will cover the 160 to 6m bands operating on a range of modes inlcuding CW, SSB and Digital (PSK31, 63, 125 and RTTY).

The logs will be uploaded on Clublog as frequently as possible.

QSL via the Luxemburger bureau to RL and managed by Philippe/LX9YL .

More information on the activity website (under consruction) at: – YL France and – Radioamateurs du Luxembourg (R.L.)

Activity coordination : · Pour les YL: Sophie F4DHQ (coordination) Email

Any kind of help is welcome, contact Christine, F4GDI at :

SERF 2016 Sussex Electronics and Radio Fair

SERF 2016 – Dates Announced – Even Bigger Two Day Event

Building upon the success of SERF2015, the Sussex Electronics and Radio Fair 2016 is going to be an even bigger TWO day event! Firmly placing the Eastbourne Rally as one of the annual UK events not to be missed.

In addition to the main sports hall for Exhibitors, Camping and Caravanning has been added, together with an outside Stage (Saturday Night Entertainment and Musicians Fun Jam), and Marquee (Planned Talks, Training, Demos and Bar).  Full weekend catering together with  Hog Roast included.  This allows visitors to have the best of both indoor and outdoor facilities – building for a first class Rally and a great Amateur Radio Social Event too.

Further details maybe found on our website

Date: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2016

Event: Sussex Electronics and Radio Fair (SERF)

Venue: Eastbourne Sports Park.  East Sussex.  BN21 2UF.  UK

GPS:  Latitude: 50.788919 | Longitude: 0.272124


Features: Inside Exhibitors, Outside Exhibitors  and Events, Catering, Camping, Caravanning, Special Event Station.  Easy Access.  Free Parking.  Admission £3.

9H1BBS adds DMR Repeater

A new DR3000 repeater has gone on air in Malta. The repeater forms part of the 9H1BBS repeater system, which  already consisted of two analogue Kenwood repeaters running on VHF and UHF each with a dedicated EchoLink System.

The existing analogue repeaters and now joined by a DMR repeater which is directly linked to the UK c-Bridge.

The repeater group were assisted by advice from  G0OLX, G0RDI and G4EML to get the new DMR repeater set up.

If you are visiting Malta for a holiday, full technical details of the repeater systems can be found at .

UK – Distance Learning Advanced course

Enrolment for the next Bath-Based Advanced Distance Learning Course closes on 19th June and there are plenty of places remaining.

The course comprises around 20 weekly work packages that include revision questions, lecture notes, exercises, videos and mock exams, heading for the December exam. There are no fees for the training but students must provide their own textbook, have access
to the internet and pay the exam fee at the end of the course, which can be sat at any local Exam Centre.

A £30 deposit is taken to secure a place on the course and the deposit is refunded to those who stick with the training in time to help pay for the exam. Those that do not play an active part in
the course agree to donate their deposit to charity.

Further details can be obtained from Steve Hartley, G0FUW, by e-mailing