The International Air Ambulance Amateur Radio 9-day Special Event is taking place on the between 19 -27th September, 2015
The intention of this event will be to help support the many donation-funded flying medical services around the world, by operating your special event station during at least some of the 9 days during which the event takes place.
Nine days to include two weekends, so everyone can get an opportunity to take part. The primary rule is that no radio amateur should accept any donations - donations and offers of funding should be made directly to which ever service you nominate when you complete the registration form to take part in the event.
Registration will be mandatory and all stations taking part will be issued a registration number which will be listed on this website. Included in the list along side each registered station will be a clickable link enabling those wishing to donate, to donate directly to the charity of the service they wish to support. There have been several similar small local events, this will be an attempt to bring things all together as one big well organised event.
Only donation supported flying medical services are applicable, whether part or entirely donation funded. The location of the special event station will be any where you choose to set it up – club, home or if you can manage the permissions to do it, a public place. It might be worth enquiring if you can run it from the actual landing field of the service, but I suspect permission would be refused due to the risk of interference with ATC radio. It is your choice whether you apply for a special event callsign, or simply operate under your own – but as said registration is mandatory. The registration facility will remain open from as soon as the website is formally set up, until the end of the event each year.
The event’s date has been set to coincide with the UK’s own funding drive week for its own helicopter ambulance services. All of these, around 30 in number, are entirely public donation funded.
The event is intended to commence on the fourth weekend of September annually and is to be run by the same team which operates the well established International Museum Weekends.
Register your station - http://www.ukradioamateur.co.uk/iaw/Registration.htm
Ham-Com is a yearly amateur radio convention and is produced by an all-volunteer staff. The first annual convention was held in June of 1978. Over the next 36 years the convention has moved from venue to venue as the attendance and need for space increased. Because of its central US location, Ham-Com draws attendees from every state and visitors from around the world for the yearly event. Ham-Com hosts various American Radio Relay League (ARRL) division events and also has the longest-running Boy Scouts of America radio merit badge program held during the convention.
More information - http://www.hamcom.org/
The 2015 SARA Western Regional Conference will be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 20 - 22 March 2015. The meeting will include a visit the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC).
Operators Dom 3Z9DX, Jon K7CO and Jorge TI2HMJ will be active as TI9A from Cocos Island (NA-012) between 16-23rd February 2015.
It has been 6 years since the last TI9 operation, Cocos Island is ranked 26th on the most wanted list.
Boat trip to the island will take place 14th February 2015, and it takes 30 hours from Costa Rica. Their Radio Permit is issued for 7 days only - meaning the team can operate for only about 6 days (24h/day operation). They are in possession of the second permit, which allows them to stay on the island overnight.
The team will have 2 radios on the air operating on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL via 3Z9DX, direct, by the Bureau, the OQRS on ClubLog or direct PayPal request (no need to send a paper card). QSL requests with insufficient postage will be returned to the sender via Bureau. They are looking for funds.
A survey/vote for bands/modes needs is available at the following Web page, as well as more details and updates - http://www.nielsen.net/ti9a