Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Amateur radio special event schedules

Saturday - June 6
MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND. Sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station (NJ2BB), this year's Museum Ships Weekend will be held from 00.00 UTC on 6 June until 23.59 UTC on the 7th. Information on the event, including the relevant certificate and the listing of participating ships, can be found at

F - Commemorating the 65th anniversary of the World War II "D-Day" landings in Normandy (6 June 1944), the following activities are expected to take place from France. The South Flanders DX Activity Group will operate as F/ON6JUN/P from Ranville on 3-8 June (QSL via ON5SD, direct or bureau. Henk/PA0HFT and Hans/PA0WYS will be active as F/PA65DDAY from Juno Beach, near Courseulles-sur-Mer on 5-8 June (QSL via PA0HFT, direct or bureau). Michel/F6IPS will operate as TM6SME from Emondeville, close to Sainte-Mere-Eglise on 5-14 June (QSL via F6IPS,direct or bureau). [TNX F5NQL]

7X - Special event station 7U2ISM will be active from Djelfa, Algeria between 16 June and 6 July for the International Amateur Radio Meeting that will take place on 15-21 June. The event will be hosted by the Amateurs Radio Algeriens (the Algerian IARU society) and the Radio Club of Djelfa (7X2VFK). A multi-national group of operators will be active on 160-10 metres CW and SSB, with some activity on RTTY, SSTV and BPSK. QSL direct to 7X2DD. [TNX DB1JAW]

8Q - Nobby, G0VJG will be active as 8Q7CQ from the Maldives (AS-013) on 1-15 June. He will spend his honeymoon on Kuredu Island and he plans to operate holiday style on the HF bands SSB. He will also give 6m a try. QSL via G4DFI. [TNX NG3K]

C6 - Mark/NA6M, Renee/N5RNA, Craig/W5TSN, Judy/KC5VVN and Scott/K2CK will be active as C6AMS from Nassau (NA-001) Bahamas on 1-14 June. They plan to operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 160-10 metres with two or three stations. QSL via NA6M. Further information and log search at [TNX The Daily DX]

E5_sc - Nigel, G4KIU has moved to Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands, where he holds the call E51SC. He plans to be active on 80-10 metres SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and some CW. QSL direct to Nigel Peacock, P.O. Box 880, Rarotonga, Cook Islands via New Zealand, or via G4KIU through the RSGB bureau. He will upload his logs to LoTW on a weekly basis. [TNX The Daily DX]

EA - George, EC2ADN and Christian, EA3NT will be active as EG3FI from the Formigues (Hormigas) Islands (EU-078) on 6-7 June. QSL via EA3NT, direct or bureau.

F - In June-July 1944 the BBC war correspondents used the tower of the castle at Creully as a radio studio, from where the first reports of the Battle of Normandy were broadcast. Look for special callsign TM5BBC to be aired again from Creully on 4-12 June. QSL via F2UW. [TNX F5NQL]

F - Pierre, F5AAR and Alain, F5OZC will be active as homecall/p from Yeu Island (EU-064) on 3-5 June. They will operate SSB and CW on 10-80 metres. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]

F - Robert, F5HTR and Roger, F5LKW will be active as homecall/p from Riou Island (EU-095) on 8 June. They will operate QRP on +/- 7032 kHz. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
(photo/USS New Jersey (BB-62)/