37e HF-dag op 16 September 2017 te Apeldoorn

Zaterdag 16 september is weer de traditionele HF-dag te Apeldoorn, de dag waarop HF-amateurs elkaar ontmoeten. De HF-dag wordt georganiseerd door de VERON en is dan ook bedoeld voor VERON leden, neem derhalve s.v.p. uw VERON lidmaatschapskaart mee. Niet leden worden geacht een financiële bijdrage te betalen van 10 €uro, deze kan worden voldaan bij de organisatie ter plaatse. In verband met de gestadig stijgende leeftijd wordt u ook nu weer verzocht om een roepnaam badge met grote letters te dragen. Wie eventueel nog kaarten voor het DXCC wil laten controleren dient dit op te nemen met Theo PA1CW onze DXCC Card checker, Bij Theo is het i.v.m persoonlijk omstandigheden niet altijd zeker of hij aanwezig kan zijn. Natuurlijk worden er weer de prijzen van de VERON Contesten uitgereikt. Lees meer…

Traffic Bureau ON THE AIR

Gedurende 2016 hebben diverse leden van het traffic bureau verschillende calls geactiveerd en daarbij het volgende aantal QSO’s gemaakt

Call v/a t/m QSO’s DXCC gewerkt DXCC bevestigd QSL beantwoord
PA6HQ 12/07/97 31/12/16 135895 235 193 29751
PI4HQ 05/02/99 31/12/16 24375 168 134 7186
PI60HQ 29/10/05 13/11/05 931 98 77 931
PA143ITU 15/05/08 30/05/08 4755 77 62 2080
PH6Q 12/07/08 13/07/08 9687 146 100 1910
PA80ZERO 01/08/09 28/08/09 1621 60 49 771
PH75AJU 01/09/09 26/09/09 2309 66 52 835
PA65VERON 01/03/10 31/12/10 2314 65 50 886
PA200NL 01/11/13 28/11/13 1383 50 43 223
PI70VERON 01/10/15 30/10/15 917 42 35 221
PI100SPL 01/09/16 30/09/16 1218 50 7 32

36e HF-Dag op zaterdag 17 september 2016

De HF dag die wordt gehouden op 17 september te Apeldoorn a.s. is alleen toegankelijk voor leden van de VERON. Niet leden worden geacht een financiële bijdrage te betalen van 10€. Dit kan worden voldaan bij de organisatie ter plaatse.
Dit jaar wordt er extra aandacht besteed aan het onderling QSO. Iedereen wordt ook dit jaar weer verzocht om een badge met de roepletters, in verband met de steeds stijgende leeftijd, gaarne met grote letters te dragen. Wie eventueel nog kaarten voor het DXCC wil laten controleren dient dit op te nemen met Theo PA1CW onze DXCC Card checker, Bij Theo is het i.v.m persoonlijk omstandigheden niet altijd zeker of hij aanwezig kan zijn. Natuurlijk worden er weer de prijzen van de VERON Contesten uitgereikt. Lees meer…

IARU – Ethics and operating procedures for the radio amateur

John Devoldere ON4UN and Mark Demeuleneere ON4WW have written a “code of conduct”, which has been adopted by the IARU and released as a pdf:

ETHICS AND OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR THE RADIO AMATEUR

IARU Region 1 HF band plan

There is a new HF band plan available. Click here to see it.

3rd Balkan HF Contest 2016

Third Balkan HF Contest – 14 February 2016

 

Rules

 

  1. Organiser: Federatia Romana de Radioamatorism / Romanian Federation of Amateur Radio (FRR)

The other Balkan Amateur Radio societies are kindly requested to organise 2017 contest.

  1. Participants: Only radio amateurs from Balkan countries, which national Amateur Radio societies have been members of IARU*, i.e. with call signs, starting with (in alphabetical order): 4O, 5B, 9A, C4, E7, ER, H2, J4, LZ, P3, S5, SV, SW, SX, SY, SZ, TA, TB, TC, YM, YO, YP, YQ, YR, YT, YU, Z3, ZA, ZC4.
  2. Objective: To contact as many as possible radio amateurs from Balkan countries* (including own country) with as many as possible prefixes (see bellow).
  3. Date and Time: From 12:00 UTC to 18:00 UTC (total 6 hours) on the Sunday of the second weekend of February. For 2016, it is 14 February.
  4. Bands: 3.5 MHz and 7 MHz. Change of the band requires at least 10 minutes activity on the new band.
  5. Modes: CW, SSB, Mixed.
  6. Categories: Category A – Power permitted to the amateur according his/her license, but not exceeding 1000 W INPUT and Category B – Power not exceeding 10 W INPUT (QRP). The participants in this category transmit /QRP after their callsign (e.g. LZ1US/QRP).
  7. Exchange: CW – RST report plus the consequent number of the QSO (e.g. 589023), SSB – RS report plus the consequent number of the QSO (e.g. 57006). In case of changing the mode or band the sequence of numbers continues.
  8. Multipliers:  Separately for each band – the number of Balkan prefixes contacted on the relevant band. For the purposes of this contest a different prefix is each callsign that differs in its first three marks. Therefore LZ6, LZ7, SV3, SV4, Z31, Z32, TA1, TA2 etc. are different multipliers, but LZ07KM counts as LZ0, YO2014A counts as YO2, ER650MD counts as ER6, etc. Participation from area with prefix different from original counts as that prefix (e.g. SV0XCA/5 counts as SV5).
  9. Allowed contacts: Only one (1) contact with any station is valid on each band, independently on the mode (e.g. if LZ6Y makes a contact with ZA1RE on 7 MHz / CW, another contact between them on the same band, regardless on CW, or on SSB, shall not be valid; one (1) contact between them on 3.5 MHz shall be valid).
  10. QSO Points: Each contact with category A station is worth one (1) point while each contact with category B station is worth two (2) points. Repeated contacts with the same correspondent on the same band are worth zero (0) points for both (initial and repeated) contacts. Contacts logged with more than 5 minutes difference from the real time are also worth zero (0) points.
  11. Final score: The final score for both categories is the sum of QSO points on 3.5 MHz band, multiplied by the multiplier on this band, plus QSO points on 7 MHz band, multiplied by the multiplier on this band (e.g. if Z32TY has contacted 20 stations on 3.5 MHz, 3 of them QRP, number of contacted prefixes 15 and 25 stations on 7 MHz, 5 of them QRP, number of contacted prefixes 18, his final score shall be (17+6)x15 + (20+10)x18 = 345+540 = 885 points).
  12. Classification: Separately for Category A and Category B. No difference between CW only, SSB only or mixed.
  13. Logs: All times must be in UTC (GMT). Logs must be checked for duplicate contacts, correct QSO points, and multipliers. Electronic logs in Cabrillo format sent by e-mail are compulsory. Write down Balkan Contest and your callsign in Subject line. Submit your logs to the addresses in the Appendix.
  14. Deadline: All entries must be sent by e-mail not later than one week after the date of the contest – 21.february.2016 – 23.59 UTC
  15. Disqualification: Violations of amateur radio regulations, the rules of the contest, unsportsmanlike conduct, use of any non-amateur means of contacts (such as telephone, Internet etc.) will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. The decision of the organising society is official and final.
  16. Awards: Plaques will be awarded for top performance to first ten (10) amateurs in category A and first three (3) in category B, as well as best participant from each country. Winners in each category are promulgated Balkan HF Champions.

 

Appendix: Balkan Amateur Radio societies are kindly requested to organise next contests. Each society, that have agreed to be organiser of the contest, is consequently responsible for collecting the logs, calculating and announcing the results and dispatching the awards within one month from the date of the contest according the following list:

2016 – Federatia Romana de Radioamatorism / Romanian Federation of Amateur Radio (FRR)

E-mail address for logs: logs@hamradio.ro

 

2017 – To be announced

 

* For that contest the amateurs from the following Balkan countries, with national Amateur Radio societies members of IARU, have been allowed to participate (in alphabetical order): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, FYRO Macedonia, Greece, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey.

 

IARU-MS Maandrapport November

Het IARU-MS maandrapport van de maand november 2014 is beschikbaar op de IARU-MS maandrapporten pagina.
Of klik op de link op het rapport meteen te bekijken: news1411.pdf.

IARU-MS Maandrapport Oktober

Het IARU-MS maandrapport van de maand oktober 2014 is beschikbaar op de IARU-MS maandrapporten pagina.
Of klik op de link op het rapport meteen te bekijken: news1410.pdf.

IARU Region 1 Nieuwsbrief November 2014

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De IARU Region 1 nieuwsbrief van november 2014 is uit.
Hierin o.a. een voorstelling van het nieuwe Executive Committee, gekozen tijdens de IARU R1 conferentie 2014 in Bulgarije en diverse andere nieuwsberichten.
De nieuwsbrief is te downloaden door te klikken op deze link. (PDF).

YL-DXpeditie naar Brunei – V84YL

IT9ESZ meldt via Chantal PA5YL:

Hi to all,
Finally we can announce our YL-DXpedition to Brunei with the special call V84YL
Operators: DJ6US, F5RPB, JR3MVF and IT9ESZ
Period: 5 – 10/12 November 2014, SSB and CW with probably 2 stations on all HF Bands from Darussalam/Brunei
Hope to copy many of you !
33 de Ruth IT9ESZ/HB9LFM