Archive - October 2010

CQWW Is Here Again!


This week the United Radio DX Team have been very busy setting up various CQWW Contest Stations.

9M6DXX Steve will be operating as 9M8Z from Sarawak, East Malaysia.

HS0ZJD Vinny is QRV from near Surin in Thailand.

M9X is as i write being constructed field day style. I will be QRV as M9X along with the rest of the UK Scout Contest Team

MC0SHL will also be QRV from Pembrokeshire, Wales. Operated by G1VDP.

VK8NSB Stuie will be QRV from Darwin. Northern Territory.

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4m Extension for OY

OY4TN Trygvi wrote to me today with the great news that Faroe Islands have extended the 4m Band Plan to 69.950 MHz – 70.500 MHz also an increase up to 100w.
Trygvi very much enjoys 4m so expect to hear more of OY4YN and other OY Hams on 4m.

Tropo opening for OY Hams


OY4TN Trygvi reports……….. “On October 10th & 11th we had a great tropo opening from the Faroe Islands. It was great fun for me working a lot of ON, PA and DL – also worked a few G stations and a single LA QSO. All together close to 200 QSO on 2M and 70cm.

Other stations active were OY1OF on 2M/P and he did work a lot of PA/ON/DL on 2M FM with a small mobile antenna and 50W.

OY9JD did work some 23cm and 70cm /P
And OY3JE managed to do a few QSO on 23cm from home QTH.Today (16-10) we had JOTA activety from our club station, activating the OY6JAM callsign. It was great fun to work the JOTA together with the scouts, all QSO were made on SSB, but we did demonstrate a bit of digital & SSTV.

Hopfully there will be some new HAM in the near future, because they seems to be quite interested in ham radio.

Vy 73’s Trygvi de OY4TN”

Photo by OY1OF Ólavur                                                        Photo by OY4TN Trygvi                                                 





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9M6DXX/P & 9M6XRO/P OC-133 – Also 9M6/G3USR – Labuan Is

Following on from their operation from Sebatik Island John, 9M6XRO; Steve, 9M6DXX, and Gordon, G3USR, will operate as 9M6XRO/P, 9M6DXX/P and 9M6/G3USR respectively, from Labuan Island OC-133, from 5 to 8 October inclusive (and possibly approx 0000-0200GMT on 9 October). Activity will be on SSB, CW and RTTY with two stations using amplifiers to a Hexbeam, verticals and a 160m inverted-L very close to the ocean. All bands from 10 to 160 metres will be used. QSL 9M6XRO/P and 9M6DXX/P via M0URX, and 9M6/G3USR via home call.
73, Steve, 9M6DXX

Faroe Islands FRA Shack Renovation


In an email tonight from OY1OF Ólavur Frederiksen explains that the air waves over the Faroe Islands have been quieter than normal this summer due to the shack renovation of the FRA HQ. Floors, ceilings and roof have all been replaced. Thanks to Ólavur for the following photographic images of the work being done. It is great to hear the Islanders “On Air” from the new refurbished shack. You can view more of Ólavur’s gallery here.