Heard Island

VK0EK Heard Island DX-pedition [29 February – Update]

From VK0EK web site:

“On March 1, 2016 the first of the Heard Island Expedition Team board flights for Cape Town, South Africa, the accumulation point for the expedition to Heard Island.

The first three to depart, Bob Schmieder KK6EK, Ken Karr NG2H, and Adam Brown K2ARB, will arrive in Cape Town at 1:00 PM local time, to be met by members of the South Africa Support Team. They will be followed over the next four days by the other team members: Fred Belton KM4MXD, Arliss Thompson W7XU, Gavin Marshall VK2BAX, Hans-Peter Blattler HB9BXE, Alan Cheshire VK6CQ, Bill Mitchell AEØEE, Dave Lloyd K3EL, Jim Colletto N6TQ, Vadym Ivliev UT6UD, Dave Farnsworth WJ2O, and Carlos Nascimento NP4IW.

The Cape Town Support Team has been interfacing with the vessel (also due to arrive in Cape Town March 3), and the local agency for inspecting the vessel and cargo for biological threats. We will be shopping, cleaning the tents, and loading the Braveheart, preparing for the scheduled sailing on March 10.

All news while the team is en route and at Heard will be posted here,

 http://www.vk0ek.org “


 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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Computers for 50/50

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Falkland Island TV Interview with K3LP

I'm not sure if the video on this email will be active. But if it is, please view it. It's not long and you will get a clear perspective from the VP8 Co-Leader as to why he and others do this.

The Intrepid DXpedition heads to South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on an adventure of a life time.

FITV Falkland Islands Television


See also: http://www.dxcoffee.com/eng/2016/vp8-south-sandwich-island-south-georgia-island/

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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PCARS March Newsletter

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
If you are getting this via e-mail, then: Attached is the March 2016 issue of The RADIOGRAM sent directly to your e-mail box for your viewing pleasure! If you're reading this on the web page: click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab and you can either view it on-line, or right click and 'save-as', then put it on your computer to view off-line.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – The Eleventh Annual Freeze Your Acorns Off (FYAO) WINNERS – IARU President Touts Amateur Radio – Ohio QSO Party Results are out – Get Ready for Field Day 2016 – Special Interest Group Reports – PCARS has a TON of stuff going on and even more in the works – something for everyone!
Feel free to pass this newsletter on to anyone interested in ham radio or PCARS.
Take care & 73,
Tom "Parky", KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
The Radiogram is the monthly newsletter of PCARS. Every month, we bring you news, events, DX listings, articles, and lots of fun. All of the issues, dating back to the very first, are on the club website (http:www.portcars.org) for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor: kb8uuz@portcars.org

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Feb. Minutes

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NASA Open Houses

NASA’s 75th anniversary will be celebrated with open houses at NASA Glenn Research Center on May 21-22 and at Plumbrook on June 11-12. These events are a great chance to visit key installations working on our space program. More details will be available in March. This is a great opportunity that should not be missed. I will keep you informed as details develop.

Jim, AC8NT

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DX News

E51AQA Rarotonga Island OC-013

Don VE7AQA will be active from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, 4 to 19 March 2016 as E51AQA.
Only SSB mode.
QSL via home call.


 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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Field Day Meeting

I want to make sure that those of you who were planning to attend the FD meeting scheduled for tonight, are aware that the meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 3.
​By the way, it is snowing to beat the band in Parkman. A couple of inches are on the ground and by this evening the way it is going, we should have about 5".​

 73 – Chuck W8PT

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2 Meter Simplex Contest

Interested in trying contesting?

If you are a new technician class ham, someone that would like to try contesting for the first time, or someone that loves VHF, I suggest you try the CFARC’s 2 Meter Simplex Squares Contest.   This looks like a lot of fun and you can take part with only a handheld.  You can find full details of the contest at http://www.cfarc.org/contest.php.  You can even win a cash prize with only one contact.  Please give this a try;  it should  be fun.

Jim Wilson, AC8NT

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Net night at the clubsite

Net Night is still on!  Hope to see you there tomorrow (Thursday) night.

Tom wb8lcd

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