Norfolk Island Special Event DX Operation

A four-operator team will activate special event station VI9NI on 1st April 2019 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Norfolk Island Act. The Act granted limited self-government to the Australian external territory of Norfolk Island. The Act formally established the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and gave the Assembly powers to pass, amend, and repeal laws, and — subject to the assent of the Administrator of Norfolk Island — executive powers.

The activation will run from 1-14th April 2019. Two stations will be on the air from 160 – 17 meters, with a focus on FT8, CW, and SSB. VI9NI will use WSJT-X version 2.01 in Fox/Hound mode (call only above 1,000 Hz)

EURAO Spring 2019 Party - Meteor Scatter on 6m

EURAO Spring 2019 Party - Meteor Scatter on 6m

The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "Meteor Scatter on 6m". Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.

EURAO Spring 2019 Party - Meteor Scatter on 6m Purpose

The 6m band (50-52 MHz in Europe) is located in the lowest portion of VHF. Because its very special characteristics of propagation, it's called the "magic band". One of the most original modes of communication is Meteor Scatter, taking advantage of meteor showers. The objective of this party is to awaken curiosity about this mode and band, and encourage hams to know more about them.

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ICQPodcast Event : Work ARRL CEO Howard Michel

ICQPodcast Event : Work ARRL CEO Howard Michel.png

ARRL CEO Howard Michel will be active on 20m, 14.254 mhz +/- on 13th May 2019 2pm Eastern (1800 UTC)

Operators who successfully work Howard during this ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast Sponsored Event will avail of a special QSL card form the ARRL