Friday, September 30, 2011

The washable wearable antenna

This wearable antenna is able to send a signal to satellites using the Cospas-Sarsat worldwide search and rescue satellite system. It is made from highly flexible, lightweight material that is robust against water exposure and moist conditions, and resistant to wear and tear.

Credits: ESA - J. Makinen

Radio Museum of Monte Ceneri Activation

We are proud to announce that to celebrate the 10° anniversary of the RADIO’S MUSEUM of Monte Ceneri foundation, we will be active with the special callsign HB9IRC.
The activation will take place on Saturday 1st October from 08:00 to 20:00 UTC and Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 06:00 to 13:00 UTC on voice, CW and digital, in the bands 10 - 15 - 20 to 40 and 80 meters.
All the contacts will be confirmed with a special QSL.
The museum contains relics of the history of radio by Guglielmo Marconi to the present, devoting a large space to broadcastings, with exposure of radio receivers, transmitters, parts, measuring devices, valves, and ending with the library of the history of technical and radio communications.
This activation is valid for our "Regio Insubrica" award with the reference HB9-003.
We want to thanks HB9OAU (Vice-President of the TERA Radio Club Lugano ) and HB9EFJ (Vice-President of the Radio Club Locarno) for their excellent organization. Both Clubs are “twinned” with Insubria Radio Club and collaborate organizing special radio event aimed to valorize the great resources and beauties of our territory.
Funds collected by our activations, awards, and as well all membership fees and voluntary donations, are donated to charity projects that are well explained on our website.

For every details you can check out our website


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ham radio leads teens to secret satellite in new novel

Hermosa Beach resident John D. Kovac, M.D., has two passions: the space program and amateur radio. Kovac’s memories and passions come alive in his book “Blackbird”.

Russian Spies Prove Old School Spy Tech Still Works

Five technologies that date back decades remain common in the world of cloak and dagger: Invisible ink, Shortwave radio, Burst transmissions, Number stations and Transposition Ciphers. READ MORE

Ham Nation 18

Hosts: Bob Heil (K9EID), Gordon West (WB6NOA), and Leo Laporte (W6TWT)

World Trade Center antennas, insurance for portable gear, DVOM vs. AVOM, remote calling, and more.

Guests: Drew Scelba (N2RFA) and George Thomas (W5JDX)

The First Vibrator in Space !

On October 8, 2011, online sex toy sales leader, will lead a team to launch the first adult sex toy vibrator into space. The space craft will be equipped with a still and video camera that will send images of its best selling vibrator back to Earth. READ MORE

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

425 toolbar installed

toolbars have been installed so far !

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Start small but reach out to the world

"HAVE you ever considered the hobby of amateur radio? Do you know just what it entails? Amateur radio is a hobby for young and old, and it covers many areas and methods of operating a radio." Read the rest of this nice article by Bob Renshaw on John O'Groat Journal here



Special call sign to celebrate the playing in New Zealand of the 2011 Rugby World Cup between 19th August and 31st October 2011.QSLs will be printed soon after the World Cup ends.
#1 Via buro = reply via buro
#2 Direct with RP and envelope= direct reply
#3 Direct with no RP = reply via buro
#4 Use the Online-Log & QSL Request System, make a donation of US$5 via Paypal to and I'll send your card direct. No need to send me a card at all. You need to put your call-sign on the Paypal donation so I match your donation.
RP either 1 x IRC, US$3 dollars or NZ$2.40 mint stamps.
Small donations to help cover QSL card printing costs are much appreciated.
All QSOs uploaded to LOTW. Sorry, no EQSL.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saturday, September 03, 2011


October 25 - November 1
Andy UA3AB (A52AB), Ralph K0IR (A52IR), Paul W8AEF (A52PP), Pat W0BM (A52PC) and Glenn W0GJ (A51B), along with their wives, will be in Bhutan.   In the CQWW SSB Contest, look for A52IR on 75M, A52PC on 40M, A52PP on 20M, A52AB on 15M and A51B on 10M.   They will be on other bands/modes outside of the contest.   QSL to home calls.
Glenn W0GJ  /  A51B

Friday, September 02, 2011

LY37 award

S550ACP log

Special event call sign - celebrating 50 years of hamradio in Brezice (1961 - 2011). On the air from September 1st, 2011 until November 30th, 2011

Odessa 217 award & EO1794F

To obtain the award you need to dial 217 points in connection with radio in Odessa and Odessa region. Connection count from 1 September 2011 to August 31, 2012 on all amateur bands, any kind of radiation. Each link gives 20 points. Communication with EO1794F (memorial call from 09/01/2011 to 15/09/2011) gives 50 points. Repeated communications are allowed on different bands. Diploma free of charge. The award is issued only in electronic version (sent by e-mail of applicant) in the form of two identical files, one in PDF, one in JPEG. Application in the form of an extract from the log in a text format are sent to the award manager:

Keyers Igor G. UT5FD

It is also possible to request a paper in the form of extracts from appartnogo magazine.
Letter sent to:
Reutov Evgeny lane. Collective, 9
Odessa-62, 65062 Ukraine.
The application MUST be specified E-mail to send the certificate applicant.
Otherwise, the application will not be accepted for consideration.

We invite you to participate. 


Between 1-st and 30-rd of September 2011, Balkan Sports Club, will use the special callsign LZ 1794 MAB, which has been created in honour of Bulgarian Saint Machenik Atanasii Balgarski.LZ 1794 MAB counts for "All Bulgarian Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. Rules here