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Thursday, October 20, 2016

YL Latvia qrv on 4m band

From 70mhz.org
4 m in Latvia since August
Published on 15 October 2016 by Bo OZ2M
Since 14 August 2016 have the Latvian amateurs access to the 4 m band on a secondary basis. The allocation is 70,0 MHz to 70,5 MHz and max 100 W. The antenna must not be turned towards neighbour countries, i.e. Russia and Belorussia, that do have access to the 4 m band. The license is also valid for CEPT.
YL2CP should already be QRV.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Wireless Institute of Australia requests 70 mhz allocation



WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz

Date : 06 / 08 / 2016
Author : Roger Harrison - VK2ZRH

The WIA has lodged a submission with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) concerning interest in an amateur allocation in the 70 MHz band. On 22 June 2016, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) opened consultation on proposed updates to frequency plans for the 70.0-87.5 MHz and 148-174 MHz VHF bands, with a closing date of 1 August 2016.

You get little time to respond to government consultations these days. The ACMA is proposing to update its Radiocommunications Assignment and Licensing Instruction document, which covers these VHF bands, known as RALI MS 42.

As the WIA had signified interest in a 70 MHz amateur allocation to the ACMA back in July 2014, the Spectrum Strategy Committee decided that a submission to this consultation was in order, principally to flag the amateur radio community’s interest. Historically, the 70.0-87.5 MHz band has been used by commercial, community, government and defence communications services. However, the WIA has been aware for some time that interest in, and use of, 70.0-70.5 MHz has declined across Australia. There is also a Low Interference Potential (LIPD) band at 70–70.24375 MHz, with a maximum permitted power of 100 mW.

The WIA is pitching for use of an amateur allocation between 70 and 70.5 MHz that aligns with allocations across Region 1, which covers Europe, Russia, the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa. These Region 1 allocations are widely known as the four metre band. The band 69.9 MHz – 70.5 MHz is listed in the "European Table of Frequency Allocations and Applications" as a secondary amateur allocation.

It remains to be seen whether the ACMA’s consultation round on RALI MS 42 will flush out renewed interest from other stakeholders. Whatever changes the ACMA decides to make to the RALI, there’s another step to go, with consultation on updating the Australian Radio Frequency Spectrum Plan (ARSP) to commence shortly. The ACMA reviews and revises the ARSP after each World Radiocommunications Conference. The last one was WRC-15, which concluded at the end of November last year.

The WIA submission to the ACMA’s consultation on RALI MS 42 can be viewed below.
ACMA – Proposed updates to RALI LM 2 and MS 42 Link
European Table of Frequency Allocations and Applications Link
The Four Metres Website Link

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

EX9T new one on 4m band DXCC # 47


Today around 14:20z i worked EX9T Sergey on 70.225 CW and SSB for a new one DXCC # 47 on 4m band for me.Great signal for a 4600km distance
Tnx Sergey for the new one
Good luck all with this  nice DX on 4m band
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

C3 Andorra on 4m band


from www.70mhz.org

Andorra on 4 m
Published on 19 June 2016 by Bo OZ2M
Jean-Jacques, ON7EQ, writes that through the help op Joan, C31US, President of URA, that on 16 June 2016 4 m band has been allocated in Andorra from 70,000 MHz to 70,200 MHz, power 10 W, all modes, on a ''non-interference basis''. Jean-Jacques will operate on 4 m during next Perseids (August 12th-14th) with call sign C37MS.

Good luck all with this new one on 4m band
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SX9C @ CQ WW WPX SSB 2016

21 members of the 3 biggest Greek Contest Teams, (SZ1A, J42T & SX9C) will join their efforts and will operate together Multi-Multi from SV9FBG shack, as SX9C from Crete Island (EU-015), during the upcoming CQ WPX SSB Contest, on 26-27 Mar 20
We will be active in ALL bands, 160-10m. Our target is to be QRV in 5 bands simultaneously, if propagation permits so. Please call us when ever you hear us. Spotting us in DX Cluster is always wellcome, especially from DX stations (W/VE, JA, VK, etc).
We will try also CW, RTTY, 160m and maybe WARC bands before the contest.
CUL in the contest !!!

Monday, February 29, 2016

SV2DCD @ CQ WW 160M SSB

Tnx everyone who called me
Cu all in the next contest
73 de SV2DCD

Thursday, February 18, 2016

SX9C @ CQ WW WPX 2016 SSB CONTEST

Members from SX9C,SZ1A,J42T contest teams will meet together in Crete Island during
the CQ WW WPX SSB CONTEST from 26 to 27 March 2016.Stay tuned !!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I just received my ARRL DXCC HONOR ROLL !!





It took 18 years of persistence and patience.My ARRL DXCC HONOR ROLL is finaly here !! I want to thank my family and all of my ham radio friends for the help and sharing their knowledge with me all those years.
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

K5P Palmyra Atoll all time new one DXCC #332

Today around 15:19z on 40m cw i worked the DX station K5P from Palmyra Atoll.This was an all time new one DXCC #332 for me
Tnx the dxpedition team for this new one
For more info about K5P dxpedition pse check http://palmyra2016.org/
Good luck all
73 de SV2DCD


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

I wish you and your families
Happy new year 2016 with lots of DX!!!
Today i received my DXCC # 331 (AP2IA) confirmation via LOTW
This is a nice gift and a nice start of the year for me :-)
Tomorrow morning i will send my application for the DXCC HONOR ROLL to ARRL
 73 de SV2DCD Leonidas



Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

I wish you and your family Merry Christmas !!!
73 de SV2DCD

Monday, July 6, 2015

AEGEAN VHF AND JULY FIELDAY CONTEST 2015

SV2DCD/P 

SV2DCD/P 





2x19el 70cm / 2x11el 2m / 5el 6m / 2x5el 2m / 1x5el 2m

SV2CLJ/P 



SV2CLJ/P 



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

LY2BAW new one on 4m band dxcc #44




Tnx Tadas LY2BAW for a new one on 4m band
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

9H1BT new one on 4m band DXCC # 43

The 70,0 MHz - 70,5 MHz band has been allocated to Amateur Radio use on secondary basis and included in the National Frequency Plan as published by the Mata Communications Authority (MCA) on 13 Feb 2015.There are quite a few local stations interested in being active on 4 m.
Today i worked Paul 9H1BT on 70.220 FSK441 for a new one on 4m band and DXCC # 43
Good luck all with this new one on 70mhz
73 de SV2DCD

Monday, January 12, 2015

My 1st ever award on 70mhz 4m band





Today i received my first ever award on 70mhz 4m band.It is the CCI half century certificate number CI1001 and send me from the IRTS.If you are operating on 4m and you are interesting about the IRTS 70 MHz award programme check the IRTS web site http://www.irts.ie/cgi/index.cgi
Many tnx to Dave EI3IO IRTS 4m Award Co-ordinator
73 de SV2DCD

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with lot of DX !!!
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Monday, December 15, 2014

LZ2PL new one on 4m band via MS

Geminids meteor shower gave the opportunity to the ham radio society for working as many DX they can via MS on VHF and up.
Yestreday i worked Vlad LZ2PL on 4m 70.190 FSK441 mode for an new one on this band
My dxcc status now is #42 on 70mhz
Tnx Vlad for this nice qso on 4m and good luck on this band.
Bulgaria is lisenced on 4m band since 12 Augoust 2014.Bandplan for Bulgarian stations is 70.000 to 70.500 MHz and the output power is 50 W.
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas


Thursday, August 7, 2014

CTU 2014 SPECIAL EDITION - 6 - SEP MONTICHIARI

CONTEST UNIVERSITY ITALY SPECIAL EDITION
Saturday, 6 September, Montichiari (BS) at the Garda Exhibition Centre, there will be a special edition of the Contest University Italy !!! one of the most important event in the ham radio contest in Italy-
Mark it in your agenda!
The special edition will be dedicated to the CQWW Contest and the ICC Italian Contest Club, we will have Randy K5ZD CQWW Contest Director.
Thanks to the presence of Randy we will have an interaction with who organizes and directs CQWW the most important contest of the year.
Also after the success of our Team Italian II0HQ representative Ari in the IARU of July, we invited Giuseppe IT9BLB he will report the difficulties of management and operational strategies of a Multi Multi all over the Italian territory.
For the grand finale due to the presence of IK1HJS and promoters of the ICC we will have the presentation of the 'Italian Club Contest !!! which will be present an interesting opportunities to join this club and start to promote the Contest in Italy.
Reservation, as always via the web!
Registration to the event is Free.
Want to know more?
Visit the website http://www.contestuniversityitaly.com to see the program.
73, Stefano IK2QEI - Romeo, IK2EAD - Guido, IK2BCP

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SZ5RDS/p Activation of Stroggili Islet (IOTA EU-001) & Ipsili Lighthouse during the ILLW 2014

QSP DE SV2DCD

A group of 4 hams (SV5AZP, SV5DDT, SV5DKL & SV5KKA) all members of the Radio Amateur Association of Dodecanese (http://www.sz5rds.gr), will perform a mini DXpedition to Stroggili islet (IOTA EU-001), 5nm southeast of Kastellorizo (Megisti) island, during this year's ILLW (International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend) on 16-17/08/2014.


Callsign to be used is
 
 SZ5RDS/p

Despite only military personnel is allowed on the islet, not only we managed to obtain all required permits for this operation, but we will be transferred to/from the islet by army's means.

Stroggili is a small rocky islet administrated by Megisti Municipality and its area is approximately 1 sq.km (1,5km long by up to 700m). 

A beautiful Lighthouse (named Ipsili) exists at the Southern part of Stroggili. It was originally put in service back in 1910, using oil lamp, which produced a luminosity of 20 nautical miles. It has a focal plane of 85 meters and it consists of a 6,6m high round tower. Since 1987, the Lighthouse operates automatically, solely with solar power and its current luminosity is 17 nautical miles. It is worth mentioning that before Cyprus enrolled the E.U., Stroggili islet used to be the southeasternmost part of European Union.
 
Our DXpedition will activate, in summary, the following:
 
  • DXCC: SV5 (Dodecanese)
  • IOTA: EU-001 (Dodecanese)
  • GIOTA: DKS-001
  • MIA: MGD-022
  • WLOTA: L-1653
  • ARLHS: GRE-123
  • ILLW: TBD
Plus, we will take part in the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend.
 
The QTH Locator of Stroggili islet is: KM46TC (Maidenhead / Grid square)
 
The coordinates of the Lighthouse are:
  1. 36.10992, 29.63236
  2. 36° 6.595' N, 029° 37.942' E
  3. 36° 06' 36" N, 029° 37' 56" E
 
Our equipment will comprise of 2 fully equipped stations running 100w, modes to be used are SSB/CW/RTTY and we will use a 3el. mini beam for 10/15/20m, a λ/4 vertical for 40m, a Fritzel FD-4 Windom for 80-10m, a 5 el. 6m yagi and a 9 el. 2m yagi.
 
QSL will be via SV5AZP. Our logs will be uploaded to eQSL.cc and Clublog, right after the end of the DXpedition.
 
Links with further info on Stroggili islet and Ipsili Lighthouse are:
 
 
73 es hpe cu on Air
On behalf of the Team
 
Stathis, SV5DKL

Friday, July 18, 2014

AEGEAN VHF CONTEST 2014 LOGS RECEIVED TILL 18-07-2014 06:00Z

9A1CEQ
9A1I
DL2OM
E70A
E71W
HG2UK
HG6Z
IC8TEM
LY2SA
LZ1KSC
LZ5IL
LZ6T
OK1KZ
SV/YO2LLZ/P
SV02FF
SV1DPI
SV1ELI
SV1EML
SV1EQE
SV1GRD
SV1GRN
SV1MOO
SV1NK
SV1PDJ
SV1PIZ
SV1PMQ
SV1PMR
SV1QFU
SV1XV
SV2CLJ/PORTABLE
SV2FLQ
SV2FPI
SV2HJW
SV2HNH/P
SV2MCH
SV2OYE
SV3ISZ
SV3JZS
SV4/SV7QNP
SV5DKL
SV8LMQ
SV9CJO
SV9KNK
SX2IMA
SY1AQV
SZ3P
SZ6IOA
TA1BM
TA1D/3
US0LW
UW7LL/A
UZ5Q
YO2LZA
YO3FFF
YO3HEB
YO4AUL
YO4SI
YO5CRQ
YO5DAS
YO5ER
YO5PVA
YO6XK
YO7BPC
YO7HVE
YO7LBX
YT1S
YU1BBV
YU1EF
YU1RA
YU4TTT

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

KL7 Alaska on 6m band !!!!

An incredible qso was made this morning on 6m band with Kevin KL7KY
Kevin heard and worked around 10:10z from SV3KH beaming short path.
After this alert i run to my shack and around 10:50z KL7KY came out of nowhere with a 559 signal.
Tnx for a great new one dxcc #181 on 6m band Kevin
Watch a video of KL7KY @ SV2DCD copy

Friday, June 20, 2014

Great day on 6m band with two "new one" T6DD and 6M6M

Today i worked T6DD and 6M6M for new one on 6m band
Excellent conditions with big signals from JA also
Hope the band will continue like this
For more info about 6M6M check qrz.com
73 and good luck
de SV2DCD Leonidas

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

GJ0JSY another new one on 4m band





Yesterday evening around 18:30z i worked on 70200 ssb the station of GJ0JSY Syd from Jersey Island
This was a new one for me and dxcc # 42 on 4m band
Info about GJ0JSY here https://www.facebook.com/groups/gj0jsy/photos/
Good luck all
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Friday, May 23, 2014

Nice opening on 4m band after long time

Yesterday afternoon we had a nice es opening on 4m with signals from England,Spain and also 2xes to Canary islands !
Here is a video i have uploaded on youtube

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Montenegro 4O/PA2CHR a new one on 4m band !


Chris PA2CHR is active 16 to 19 May from  Montenegro 4O during a dx-pedition to the Balkans.
He has a special permit to activate Montenegro on 4m.
Yesterday evening i worked Chris on 70.193 FSK441 (MS and some TROPO also) for a new one DXCC #41 on 4m band !
Tnx Chris !
Good luck all with this dx
More info about Chris activity is here
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas