Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Z6OK-The Republic of Kosovo now on the air

 Z60K - Launch of Amateur Radio in Pristina, Kosovo. IARU Project.

Z60K now listed on Club Log with the following message:
Provisionally The Republic of Kosovo - pending news from ARRL. This DXCC is temporarily marked as a current DXCC entity in Club Log in order to allow the expedition log search features to function correctly. Approval for this operation will come from ARRL alone.

On September 17, shortly after 17z, international and local ops started operating as Z60K from near Pristina, Kosovo on both 20 and 17m SSB. Operators included Emil 9A9A, Bob MD0CCE, Martti OH2BH and Pekka OH2TA. Local TV recorded the moment live on air. QSL via G3TXF.

An Amateur Radio working group headed by IARU Region 1 President Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T and including IARU Region 1 Executive Committee Member Nikola Percin, 9A5W and Mission Goodwill Kosovo Coordinator Martti Laine, OH2BH together with their associates are in the final stages of assisting Kosovo’s Telecom Authorities in drafting regulations governing Amateur Radio in Kosovo, to bring the original Kosovar operators and their re-vitalized Amateur Radio Association back to the international community.

Full details at: http://www.iaru-r1.org/

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
Home of ICPO: http://www.qsl.net/va3rj/