Radioaficionado planifica estación comunitaria

Geoff Osborne, VK5HEL, del Lower Murray Amateur Radio Club espera establecer una estación de radio comunitaria en Murray Bridge

El Murray Valley Standard reporta:

El problema que encontré cuando me mudé aquí fue que hay muchos clubes pequeños que no pueden transmitir su mensaje o su voz y no están conectados entre sí de ninguna manera “, dijo. “Una estación de radio comunitaria les daría una plataforma para compartir sus planes y eventos y comunicarse con el público.”

El pasado mes de noviembre, el Sr. Osborne solicitó una frecuencia FM a través de la Australian Community Media Authority (ACMA) para que la emisora comenzará. En 1925, el LMARC construyó 5MU, que sigue siendo la principal emisora de radio de Murraylands. “Tal vez dentro de 100 años construyamos nuestra segunda estación”, dijo el Sr. Osborne.

La semana pasada, el Sr. Osborne fue informado por la ACMA de que no había tenido éxito en conseguir una frecuencia en esta ronda, pero dijo que no era el final de la estación.

Lea la historia completa en
http://www.murrayvalleystandard.com.au/story/4908194/voice-for-the-people/

La Operación Marítima Móvil en LF puede ser una primicia para la radioafición

Lo que comenzó como un esfuerzo de “veamos si podemos hacer esto” resultó en exitosos contactos de radioaficionados en 475 kHz a principios de agosto por dos operadores canadienses a bordo del velero Hakuna Matata frente a la costa de Columbia Británica. El logro puede ser una primicia en la radioafición. Mark Mattila, VA7MM, y Toby Haynes, VE7CNF, equiparon la baliza Beneteau de Mattila, equipada con el equipo necesario para hacer posible la operación móvil marítima en 630 metros. La embarcación ya tenía un mástil de 16 pies con una antena aislada para comunicaciones de radio marítima y de radioaficionados.

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Los cosmonautas despliegan manualmente tres nano-satélites

El Comandante Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI y el Ingeniero de vuelo Sergey Ryazanskiy desplegaron manualmente cinco nano-satélites durante una caminata espacial el 17 de agosto. Tres de los satélites llevan cargas útiles de Radioaficionados. El Tanyusha-SWSU 1 y 2 (también conocidos como Radioskaf 6 y 7 – RS6S y RS7S) transmitirán anuncios de voz de 9.6 kB FSK o FM en 437,050 MHz, mientras que Tomsk-TPU-120 (RS4S) transmitirá anuncios de voz FM en 437.025. Los satélites fueron desplegados del módulo de la esclusa de Pirs de la ISS. Ambos han sido reportados activos.

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Cambios en las reglas del concurso ARRL

Los cambios en las reglas del concurso ARRL, las clarificaciones reflejan las “mejores prácticas” en Radiosport

Justo antes de la temporada del concurso 2017-2018, ARRL ha anunciado cambios en las reglas y aclaraciones a los concursos patrocinados por la Liga. Estos incluyen un proceso mejorado para enviar registros y calificaciones de informes. A menos que se indique lo contrario, estos cambios serán efectivos a partir del Concurso VHF de Septiembre.

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Campaña de la FCC contra los radiodifusores piratas apunta al menos un radioaficionado

FCC LOGOUna reciente ráfaga de correspondencia de la Oficina de Cumplimiento de la FCC con presuntas empresas de radiodifusión sin licencia se ha dirigido al menos a un radioaficionado más – esta vez en el área de Nueva York. No es la primera vez que Winston A. Tulloch, KC2ALN, de Paterson, Nueva Jersey, ha escuchado de la FCC, que ha tenido a Tulloch en su mira durante al menos varios meses con respecto a una estación de FM pirata en 90.9 MHz. En noviembre pasado, la Oficina de Ejecución envió a Tulloch un Aviso de Operación sin licencia después de recibir información de que estaba operando una estación de radio. Los agentes de la FCC usaron técnicas de búsqueda dirección para poner en alto una señal en 90.9 MHz procedente de su residencia.

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¿Qué es la esporádica E?

¿Qué es la esporádica E?

Los parches irregulares  dispersos de ionización relativamente densos que se desarrollan estacionalmente dentro de la región E y que reflejan y frecuencias de radio de dispersión de hasta 150 MHz. La esporádica E es una ocurrencia regular durante el día en las regiones ecuatoriales y es común en las latitudes templadas a finales de primavera, principios de verano y en menor grado, a principios de invierno. En las latitudes altas es decir en las polares, la esporádica E puede acompañar auroras y condiciones magnéticas alteradas asociadas. A veces puede apoyar reflexiones para distancias de hasta 2.400 kilómetros.

Sporadic E
Cortesia de http://www.susq-astro.org

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Calendario de Concursos sep 30- oct 7, 2013

  • 222 MHz Fall Sprint: 1900 local – 2300 local, Oct 1

Mode: not specified
Bands: 222 MHz
Classes: Single Op
Rover
Exchange: 4-character grid square
QSO Points: 1 points per QSO
Multipliers: Each grid square
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: November 1, 2013
E-mail logs to: w4zst[at]windstream[dot]net
Web-to-Cabrillo form: http://www.b4h.net/cabforms/fall222sprint_cab.php
Mail logs to: Bob Lear W4ZST
PO Box 1269
Dahlonega, GA 30533
USA
Find rules at: http://www.svhfs.org/2012fallsprintrules.pdf

  • German Telegraphy Contest: 0700Z-0959Z, Oct 3

Mode: CW
Bands: 80, 40m
Classes: QRP
LP
HP
SWL
Max power: HP: >100 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: DL: RST + LDK
non-DL: RST
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
2 points per QSO with club station of sponsoring club (see rules)
Multipliers: (none)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by: October 31, 2013
E-mail logs to: dtc[at]kontest[dot]de
Mail logs to: Wolfgang Schwarz, DK9VZ
In den Bleichwiesen 7
D-65779 Kelkheim
Germany
Find rules at: http://kontest.de/dtc/DTC-Rules_e.pdf

  • SARL 80m QSO Party: 1700Z-2000Z, Oct 3

Mode: SSB
Bands: 80m Only
Classes: Single Op
Exchange: RS + Serial No. + Grid Locator or QTH
QSO Points: 10 points per QSO with South African station
15 points per QSO with non-South African station
Multipliers: (none)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by: October 11, 2013
E-mail logs to: zs5lp[at]vodamail[dot]co[dot]za
Mail logs to: Durban ARC
17 Brownlee Place, Bluff
Durban 4052
South Africa
Find rules at: http://www.sarl.org.za/Documents/SARL_Contest_Manual_2013_Issue_11.pdf

  • NRAU 10m Activity Contest: 1700Z-1800Z, Oct 3 (CW) and 1800Z-1900Z, Oct 3 (SSB) and 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 3 (FM) and 2000Z-2100Z, Oct 3 (Dig)

Mode: CW, SSB, FM, Digital
Bands: 10m Only
Classes: (none)
Exchange: RS(T) + 6-character grid square
QSO Points: (see rules)
Multipliers: (none)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by: October 17, 2013
Upload log at: http://ua9qcq.com/contests/submit_log_eng.php
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.nrau.net/activity-contests/below-30mhz.html

  • NCCC Sprint: 0230Z-0300Z, Oct 4

Mode: (see rules)
Bands: (see rules)
Classes: (none)
Exchange: (see rules)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 6, 2013
E-mail logs to: (none)
Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com/
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html

  • YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest: 1400Z, Oct 4 to 0200Z, Oct 6

Mode: CW, SSB, Digital
Bands: Any
Classes: (none)
Max operating hours: 24
Exchange: Serial No. + RS(T) + (ARRL Section/province/country)
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: W/VE Stations: 1 point per W/VE QSO
W/VE Stations: 2 points per DX QSO
DX Stations: 1 point per QSO with same continent
DX Stations: 2 points per QSO with different continent
Multipliers: Each section, province, country once
Power factor: x1.5 for 5-100W
Power factor: x3 for 5W or less
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults x power factor
Submit logs by: November 4, 2013
E-mail logs to: kc8pky2004[at]sbcglobal[dot]net
Mail logs to: Linda Metz, KC8PKY
7626 Dacosta
Detroit, MI 48129
USA
Find rules at: http://www.ylrl.org/index.php/contests-and-dx-awards

  • 15-Meter SSTV Dash Contest: 0000Z, Oct 5 to 2359Z, Oct 6

Mode: SSTV
Bands: 15m Only
Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low/High)
Multi-Single
Max power: HP: >150 watts
LP: 150 watts
QRP: 10 watts
Exchange: WSSTVC-Member: RSV + “W” + 4-digit member no.
non-Members: RSV + Serial No.
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO with same country
3 points per QSO with different country same continent
5 points per QSO with different continent
Multipliers: Each country once
Each WSSTVC member once
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 21, 2013
E-mail logs to: (none)
Upload log at: http://contests.wsstvc.org/submit-log/cabrillo/
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://contests.wsstvc.org/rules/

  • TARA PSK Rumble Contest: 0000Z-2400Z, Oct 5

Mode: PSK
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m
Classes: Normal (100W)
Great (20W)
Super (5W)
SWL
Exchange: W/VE/JA/VK: Name + Call Area
Other: Name + Country
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
Multipliers: Each country once per band
Each W/VE/JA/VK call area once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: November 2, 2013
E-mail logs to: (none)
Post log summary at: http://www.n2ty.org/seasons/tara_rumble_score.html
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.n2ty.org/seasons/tara_rumble_rules.html

  • EPC Russia DX Contest: 0400Z, Oct 5 to 0359Z, Oct 6

Mode: BPSK63
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op All Bands
Single Op Low Bands
Single Op High Bands
Multi-Op
Max power: 100 watts
Exchange: EPC-RU Members: EPC-RU Member No. + 4-character grid square
non-Members: QSO No. + 4-character grid square
QSO Points: (see rules)
Multipliers: Each DXCC country once per band
Each grid square once per band
Each oblast once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 11, 2013
Upload log at: http://ua9qcq.com/en/submit_log.php?lang=en
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.epc-ru.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=351&Itemid=113

  • Oceania DX Contest, Phone: 0800Z, Oct 5 to 0800Z, Oct 6

Mode: Phone
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op All Band (Low/High)
Single Op Single Band (Low/High)
Multi-One
Multi-Two
Multi-Multi
SWL
Max power: HP: 1500 watts
LP: 100 watts
Exchange: RS + Serial No.
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 20 points per 160m QSO
10 points per 80m QSO
5 points per 40m QSO
1 point per 20m QSO
2 points per 15m QSO
3 points per 10m QSO
Multipliers: Each prefix once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 31, 2013
E-mail logs to: ph[at]oceaniadxcontest[dot]com
Web-to-Cabrillo form: http://www.b4h.net/cabforms/oceaniadxssb_cab.php
Mail logs to: Oceania DX Contest
PO Box 21088
Little Lonsdale Street
Victoria 8011
Australia
Find rules at: http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/rules.pdf

  • GTC CW Cup: 1200Z, Oct 5 to 1200Z, Oct 6

Mode: CW
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op
Single Op QRP
Max power: non-QRP: >5 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: GTC Members: RST + “GTC” + 3-digit member number
non-GTC: RST + “NM”
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 100 points per QSO with SZ1SV
10 points per QSO with GTC members
5 points per QSO with non-members
Multipliers: Each GTC member once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 30, 2013
E-mail logs to: sv5dkl[at]rho[dot]forthnet[dot]gr
Mail logs to: Efstathios Maliakis, SV5DKL
2, G. Georgiadi str.
GR-85100, Analipsi, Rhodes
Greece
Find rules at: http://www.raag.org/displayITM1.asp?ITMID=504&LANG=EN

  • TRC DX Contest: 1200Z, Oct 5 to 1200Z, Oct 6

Mode: CW, SSB
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op All Band (CW/SSB/Mixed)(Low/High)
Single Op All Band QRP
Single Op 3 Band (Low/High)
Single Op Single Band (Low/High)
Multi-Single
Max power: HP: >100W
LP: 100W
QRP: 5W
Exchange: TRC Members: RST + “TRC”
non-TRC Members: RST + ITU Zone No.
Work stations: Once per mode per band
QSO Points: 10 points per QSO with TRC member
1 point per QSO with non-TRC member
1 point per QSO between TRC members
Multipliers: Each ITU zone once per band
Each country once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 13, 2013
E-mail logs to: trcdxc[at]trcdx[dot]org
Upload log at: http://ua9qcq.com/contests/robot.php
Mail logs to: Atanas Kolev
PO Box 49
6100 Kazanlak
Bulgaria
Find rules at: http://www.trcdx.org/html_ham/english/contest.html

  • WAB HF Phone: 1200Z, Oct 5 to 1200Z, Oct 6

Mode: Phone
Bands: 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op (Fixed/Mobile/Portable)
Multi-Op (Fixed/Mobile/Portable)
QRP
SWL (Fixed/Mobile/Portable)
Max power: non-QRP: >10 watts
QRP: 10 watts
Exchange: British Isles: RS + serial no. + WAB square
Other: RS + serial no. + country
QSO Points: (see rules)
Multipliers: (see rules)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 27, 2013
E-mail logs to: aebbooks[at]ntlworld[dot]com
Mail logs to: Tony Beardsley, G3XKT
14 York Avenue
Sandiacre, Nottingham NG10 5HB
United Kingdom
Find rules at: http://wab.intermip.net/Contest%20Rules.php#HFRules

  • EU Autumn Sprint, SSB: 1600Z-1959Z, Oct 5

Mode: SSB
Bands: 80, 40, 20m
Classes: Single Op (Low/High)
Max power: HP: >100W
LP: 100W
Exchange: [your call sign] + [other station’s call sign] + Serial No. + Name
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
Multipliers: (none)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by: October 20, 2013
E-mail logs to: eusprint[at]kkn[dot]net
Mail logs to: Dave Lawley, G4BUO
Carramore, Coldharbour Road
Penshurst, Kent TN11 8EX
England
Find rules at: http://www.eu-sprint.com/index.php?page=140&lang=g

  • California QSO Party: 1600Z, Oct 5 to 2200Z, Oct 6

Mode: CW, Phone
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m
Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low/High)(Fixed/County Expedition/Mobile/School/YL/Youth/New-Contester)
Multi-Single (QRP/Low/High)(Fixed/County Expedition/Mobile/School/YL/Youth/New-Contester)
Multi-Multi (QRP/Low/High)(Fixed/County Expedition/Mobile/School/YL/Youth/New-Contester)
Max operating hours: 24 hours for single ops with 15 minute off times
30 hours for multi-ops
Max power: HP: >200 watts
LP: 200 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: CA: Serial No. + County
non-CA: Serial No. + (state/VE area/country)
Work stations: Once per mode per band per county
QSO Points: 2 points per phone QSO
3 points per CW QSO
Multipliers: CA Stations: States, VE areas once
non-CA Stations: CA counties once
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 31, 2013
E-mail logs to: (see rules, web upload preferred)
Upload log at: http://www.cqp.org/logsubmit-form.html
Mail logs to: NCCC
c/o Alan Eshleman, K6SRZ
210 Nila Mae Way
Penngove, CA 94951
USA
Find rules at: http://www.cqp.org/Rules.html

  • International HELL-Contest: 1600Z-1800Z, Oct 5 (80m) and 0900Z-1100Z, Oct 6 (40m)

Mode: Hell
Bands: 80, 40m
Classes: Single Op
SWL
Exchange: RST + QSO No.
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
1 point per QTC
Multipliers: Each WAE/DXCC country once
Each JA/W/VE call area once
Score Calculation: Total score = (total QSO points + total QTC points) x total mults
Submit logs by: October 20, 2013
E-mail logs to: do1npf[at]darc[dot]de
Mail logs to: Peter Frank, DO1NPF
Postfach 11 19
90515 Altdorf
Germany
Find rules at: http://www.darc.de/de/referate/ukw-funksport/hf-hell-wettbewerb/teilnahmebedingungen/

  • UBA ON Contest, SSB: 0600Z-1000Z, Oct 6

Mode: SSB
Bands: 80m Only
Classes: (none)
Exchange: ON: RS + Serial No. + ON Section
non-ON: RS + Serial No.
QSO Points: 3 points per QSO with Belgian station
Multipliers: Each UBA Section
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 27, 2013
E-mail logs to: ubaon[at]uba[dot]be
Mail logs to: Welters Leon, ON5WL
Borgstraat 80
B-2580 Beerzel
Belgium
Find rules at: http://www.uba.be/en/hf/contest-rules/on-contest

  • RSGB 21/28 MHz Contest: 0700Z-1900Z, Oct 6

Mode: CW, SSB
Bands: 15, 10m
Classes: Open (Single Op/Multi-Op)(UK/Overseas)(CW/SSB/Mixed)
Restricted (Single Op/Multi-Op)(UK/Overseas)(CW/SSB/Mixed)
QRP (Single Op/Multi-Op)(UK/Overseas)(CW/SSB/Mixed)
SWL (UK/Overseas)
Max power: Restricted: 100 watts
QRP: 10 watts
Exchange: UK: RS(T) + Serial No. + UK District Code
non-UK: RS(T) + Serial No.
Work stations: Once per band per mode
QSO Points: UK Stations: 3 points per QSO with overseas stations
Overseas Stations: 3 points per QSO with UK stations
Multipliers: UK Stations: Each DXCC country once per band per mode (JA, W, VE, VK, ZL and ZS call areas count as countries)
Overseas Stations: Each UK district once per band per mode
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 21, 2013
Upload log at: http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl
Mail logs to: RSGB-G3UFY
77 Bensham Manor Road
Thornton Heath
Surrey CR7 7AF
England
Find rules at: http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2013/r2128.shtml