This morning, I had to cancel a DXpedition. It was one of the hardest decisions of my life. It was not for lack of permission, it was not for lack of a team and equipment willing to go.
The prospect of a P5 activation brings out the worst in this hobby. The posers, the nuts, the ill-informed and the opinionated. But in the end, it mostly came down to a surprising lack of support and lack of funding...
"Association of Amateur Radio Kosova" (Shark) is not admitted to the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), although Pristina in the campaign, which cost a lot, helped the Dutch, Croat and Finn.
On a recent poll in the IARU, "Republic of Kosovo" has not received the recognition in the world ether, because her admission to the equal membership of the Union, which would involve the prerogatives...
Excellent CW & SSB signal in KM50rb on 50 MHz from Italian DXpedition to Mayotte Island (IOTA AF-027) in Indian ocean.
Date: 04 Oct 2013
Time: around 18-19 GMT
Freq: 50103 KHz
Mode: CW and SSB
Cairo / Egypt (by SU9AF) : YAESU "FT-857d" and Vertical ~9m (3ft.) Wire Antenna.
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VP8THU * VP8GEO * A52A * FO0AAA * ZL9CI * VK0IR * FT5XO...
KC4AAA South Pole US Antarctic Station
Date:Dec 26, 2012
Time: around 05 GMT
Freq: 14243 KHz
Over Internet Remote Control Receiver @ New York (USA) / Cairo / Egypt (by SU9AF).
Status: Polar Station. US Antarctic Program. Amundsen-Scott Station.
QTH: South Pole, Antarctica.
ZL9HR activated from Campbell Island, a sub-antarctic island located 52°32?S 169°8?E. The DX expedition is organized by the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia, and comprises a multinational on-island team as well as a supporting crew in Australia and around the world.
Worked them on 40 & 20m SSB (listen 20m QSO below) and it was quite easy. Heard the signal on 40m /SSB but very...