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There is NO meeting in the Month of July! With everyone taking vacations and all we didn't figure July was a good month to even plan a meeting. So there will be NO meeting for the month of July!
Bristol Two Meter Net
Tuesday night at 9:00 PM, The frequency of 146.670, minus offset, no tones is the home of The Bristol Two Meter Net. Dale Barker, KT4SQ is the Net Control usually and he does a very good job of it. Dale does a great job and all of the others who take turns with him when they can. Try to check in, you never know what Dale and his Net Control stations have up their sleeves!
Ben Morris, K4EDI, and the gang will be once again giving VE tests after each meeting. All exams Tech thru Extra will be given. If you need to get in touch with Ben you may call him at 276/791/0102 or you can email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ben and the rest of the VE's do a wonderful job so if you know someone who is looking to take their Tech test or wanting to upgrade tell them about our VE sessions. Remember a photo ID is required and if you are want to upgrade a photo copy of your license is required also. The fee is fifteen dollars and Ben says that the correct change is greatly appreciated. Him and the other VEs, run a very good test session so just give them a try! Ben and his gang of VE's do a bang up job!
BARC Dues for 2016
Toni Ward, KF4BMW is now accepting the dues for 2016. These dues run fifteen dollars per year and they cover from January1, thru December 31 of the same year. You can pay them at the next meeting or you can mail a check to: BARC, C/O Toni Ward, KF4BMW, 305 Honeysuckle Lane, Bristol Tennessee, 37620. The year 2016 is now over one half over with believe it or not! So if you haven't paid your dues for 2016 please get them in to Toni.
FCC Denies Petition for Consideration in Vanity Call Sign Dispute
An Arizona radio amateur has been unsuccessful in convincing the FCC to take a 1 × 2 vanity call sign away from its present holder and grant it to him. In the process, Joshua Babb, K6FZ, may have learned not to rely on informal advice from FCC staffers. Babb, of Maricopa, Arizona, had been trying to get the initial-suffix call sign W3JB since 2014, and he was briefly successful. The prior holder of W3JB, John K. Birch, had died, and the 2-year waiting period was set to end on August 18, 2014. Babb filed an application for W3JB in July 2014, however, claiming an exemption to the 2-year waiting period on grounds that he was the deceased licensee's nephew, and the FCC granted it.
Subsequently pressed to document that relationship, Babb indicated that Birch actually had been his great-great uncle, the FCC recounted in an Order on Reconsideration released on May 25 — a relationship that did not qualify for an exemption, and the FCC proposed to modify Babb's license by replacing W3JB with KD7HLX. In September 2015, though, Babb filed to swap W3JB for the available K6FZ, which was granted. Under Commission rules, when a call sign is granted in error after the 2-year waiting period ends, it becomes unavailable for 30 days after the erroneous grant is rescinded.
Babb sought clarification of the W3JB availability date from an FCC staff member, who calculated that it was November 2, 2015. Babb filed two preference-list applications for W3JB on that date, as well as one on November 3 and another on November 5. W3JB instead went to Scott Phillips of Plano, Texas, who had filed a competing November 3 application, granted through the FCC's "standard lottery process." The FCC staffer later informed Babb that November 3 actually was the correct date. The FCC turned away Babb's subsequent Petition for Reconsideration of the grant to Phillips, saying that its Universal Licensing System (ULS) had processed the applications correctly.
"Erroneous staff advice is not grounds for reconsideration," the FCC said in its denial Order. "Licensees are obligated to know the Commission's rules. It is well established than an applicant acts on staff advice at his own risk." In any case, the FCC pointed out, Babb did file.
Nepal Radio Amateur Describes Earthquake Response Effort at West Coast Gathering
Amateur Radio's "vital role" in the 2015 Nepal earthquake response was the topic on June 2 as the City of Santa Clara, California, hosted Sanjeeb Panday, 9N1SP, of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu Nepal. Given that the Silicon Valley and the Kathmandu Valley share the common geography of multiple, nearby earthquake fault lines, the subject was relevant. The Santa Clara Fire Department sponsored the presentation, with an eye toward applying the lessons learned in the wake of the Nepal earthquake to better prepare for a similar disaster in the Silicon Valley.
The Nepali people have gone through a tremendous ordeal," Panday told the audience. "If our experience can help others in different parts of the world [to] better prepare for disasters, then this can be regarded as a positive outcome."
Nearly 100 spectators attended Panday's presentation, including firefighters, emergency response officials, City of Santa Clara ARES/RACES members, Bay-Net participants, and members of the Nepali-American Community. Scout leader Richard Silkebakken, KM6CPH, and members of Cub Scout Pack 32 (Monterey Bay Council) presented Panday with two handheld transceivers for delivery to Scouts in Nepal. Also during the event, the office of US Rep Mike Honda presented the Global Nepali Professional Network (GNPN or CAN-USA) with a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition." Through its Radio Mala program, GNPN funded and helped to construct the only two Amateur Radio repeaters available in Nepal during the earthquake.
Panday was in the US to attend the International Microwave Symposium (IMS), where he addressed a panel on Amateur Radio in post-secondary education. On June 1, he also spoke to the US Geological Survey.
Second-generation Nepali-American Suresh Ojha, W6KTM, said he was gratified that the academic community and US jurisdictions are looking at Nepal's earthquake experience with an eye to applying the lessons learned to the challenges faced in the US.
Well-Known DXer, DXpeditioner Milt Jensen, N5IA, Dies in Fall from Tower
Well-known DXer and DXpeditioner Milt Jensen, N5IA, of Virden, New Mexico, died on June 10 after falling from an Amateur Radio tower. An ARRL Life Member, he was 73. According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Jensen was working on a tower on Arizona's Mount Lemmon when he fell. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The mishap is still under investigation.
Milt was on one of his many tower climbing adventures, and, by no choice of his, it became his last," his oldest son, Jason, wrote in a QRZ.com post.
Licensed in 1960, Jensen had lived in Virden for his entire life. Especially well known for his 160 meter activity, he spent several years constructing an "8-circle array" of full-sized 160 meter verticals — each 125-foot towers — at his station site south of Safford, Arizona, near the New Mexico border, Lee Finkel, KY7M, wrote in an article set to appear in the July/August issue of NCJ. Jensen operated his "dream station" remotely from his home, often using the call sign N7GP in contests. In addition to his Top Band operation, Jensen was heavily involved in designing, installing, and maintaining VHF and UHF mountaintop repeaters, remotely controlled base stations, and linking systems. As a contester, he often landed in the Top 10 standings.
Jensen participated in three DXpeditions. He and his wife Rulene, KB5VTM, were part of the 1998 XZ1N team in Myanmar. In 2000, he returned to Myanmar as part of the XZ0A multinational team. In 2008, he was part of the Ducie Island VP6DX DXpedition team.
"The Magic Band" Lives Up to its Name in ARRL June VHF Contest
Six meters sounded more like an HF band during the ARRL June VHF Contest over the June 11-12 weekend, as sustained sporadic E (also known as E-skip or Es) openings greeted participants. Some found 6 meter contacts so bountiful that they tended to neglect the other VHF/UHF bands, where conditions were more typical.
As for why the contest weekend was so good, all I can say is that June can be good for E-skip," said Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, the former "Propagation" editor for National Contest Journal (NCJ). "I think the term 'sporadic' in its name is well suited. We just don't understand the detailed processes of 6 meter Es."
For many, it was a 6-meters-only event, with the best conditions in several years and much of the action on CW. "This was the consummate 50 MHz festival, with wide-open bands throughout most of the contest," Bill Schwantes, W7QQ, in New Mexico, posted in his soapbox comments on the 3830 website. "For the first time in my memory I felt like a rate junkie, often reaching 200 per hour. What fun on 6, while ignoring long-haul, weak signal contacts on 144, 222, and 432."
Bob Striegl, K2DRH, who boasts some serious VHF-UHF antennas in upstate Illinois, said the band "was going crazy" in the evening from the East Coast to Europe, and to Japan from the Midwest and South. "In a lull I tuned up JA7QVI, who was the strongest, and worked him on CW with low power!"
Mike Smith, VE9AA, in New Brunswick called it, "A VHF (6 meter) contest I can write home about." He was one station's first 6 meter contact, and "was tickled to do that."Top-tier HF contester Dan Street, K1TO, in Florida, made his first 6 meter contact with Japan during ARRL VHF, only the third time he's operated in the event. "Conditions were amazingly different for all of us," Street said in his soapbox post. "I watched in awe as the W1s seemed to have a contest-long opening to somewhere. EA8DBM's skimmer made an incredible number of US spots, and he worked stations out to the West Coast. Yet here in Florida, I never heard him once, nor even one European."
Eric Gruff, NC6K, in California also didn't get in on the excitement. "Another frustrating VHF contest from DM13," he posted. "[T]he majority of the time, I spent listening to the same local stations calling CQ incessantly, while the rest of the country was enjoying a huge opening."
Charlie Panek, KX7L, in Washington, summed things up this way: "Every few years the planets line up right, and we get a good Es opening during the contest," he said. "This was one of those years!"
National Parks on the Air Update
NPOTA statistics through the end of May show that 387,000 contacts have been submitted via Logbook of The World. This comes from nearly 6300 activations by 775 different operators. As of this week, 422 of the 484 eligible NPS units have been activated. Most remaining units are either in Alaska or in urban areas, such as Washington, DC, or New York City. Just as with the DXCC program, the "rarest of the rare" NPS units are showing themselves. It will take considerable planning, logistics, and cooperation with NPS administrators for crafty Activators to put these remaining units on the air.
Don't forget! National Trails Day is June 4. If you're looking for an activation, put an NPOTA trail on the air! There will be plenty of trail activations for NPOTA that day, including the big Light Up the Trail event on the North Country National Scenic Trail. Activations will occur from all seven states along the North Country Trail. Check out the Light Up the Trail website for complete information and to sign up as an Activator.
A whopping 79 activations are scheduled for June 2-8, including the Minidoka National Historic Site in Idaho, and the Richmond National Battlefield Park in Virginia. Details about these and other upcoming activations can be found on the NPOTA Activations calendar. Keep up with the latest NPOTA news on Facebook.
Bouvet Island Activation Planned for 2017-2018 Timeframe
Three proven and experienced DXpedition leaders of a large team of operators have announced plans to activate Bouvet Island (Bouvetøya), the number 2 most-wanted DXCC entity, in late 2017 or early 2018. Ralph Fedor, K0IR, Bob Allphin, K4UEE, and Erling Wiig, LA6VM, have been working on this project since returning from Peter I (3Y0X) some 10 years ago.
"We are making this announcement now, so that other DXpedition teams that may be considering Bouvet as a DXpedition target can redirect their time and effort elsewhere," the trio said in the announcement. The team has an agreement with R/V Braveheart skipper Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ, to provide transportation, a helicopter, pilot, and mechanic. A website is under development.
The group's preliminary plan, submitted to the Norwegian Polar Institute, has been accepted, and a permit will be issued to land on Slakhallet -- a huge glacier that covers the volcanic island. A dependency of Norway, Bouvet is a subantarctic island in the South Atlantic.
The last Bouvet activation was 3Y0E, which took place during a scientific expedition over the winter of 2007-2008. Petrus Kritzinger, ZS6GCM, was the DXpedition operator.
A Bouvet activation that occurred in January 2001 surprised the DX community. Dr Chuck Brady, N4BQW (SK), a retired NASA astronaut, operated solo as 3Y0C from Bouvet and got to talk about it at the Dayton DX Dinner a few months later.
Other Bouvet DXpeditions in the 2016 timeframe had been planned and announced but apparently never came together.
Argentine Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio Payload Launched from China
The Argentine ÑuSat-1 carrying the LUSEX (LU Satellite Experiment) Amateur Radio U/V linear transponder and 436 MHz beacon launched May 30 at 0317 UTC from China. With ÑuSAT-1 on the launch was sister satellite ÑuSat-2, which carries a 437 MHz beacon. Gunter's Space Page reports that the Argentine ÑuSat Earth-observation satellites form the Aleph-1 constellation developed and operated by Satellogic S.A.
LUSEX is an AMSAT-LU project, and AMSAT-LU reports that both satellites are sending strong telemetry on 70 centimeters. Activation of the U/V Amateur Radio transponder will be announced on the AMSAT Bulletin Board.
The transponder, with a 30 kHz bandwidth and transmitting with 250 mW, will have an uplink passband (SSB, CW) at 435.935~435.965 MHz, and a downlink passband at 145.965~145.935 MHZ. CW telemetry will be transmitted on 145.900 MHz. The NuSAT-1 GFSK telemetry beacon is at 436.445 MHz, and the NuSAT-2 GFSK telemetry beacon is at 437.445 MHz.
Past QST VHF-UHF Columnist, ARRL Staffer Bill Smith, W0WOI (ex-K0CER), SK: Former ARRL Headquarters staffer Bill Smith, W0WOI (ex-K0CER, W1DVE, and others), of Jefferson, Iowa, died on June 1. An ARRL Life Member, he was 78 and had been a radio amateur and League member since 1952. He served on the ARRL staff from 1967 to 1974 and was the editor of QST's "World Above 50 Mc." column, succeeding Sam Harris, W1FZJ. In 1967, Smith was among the founders (with W0CUC and W0ENC) of the organization that became the Central States VHF Society. He was said to be looking forward to the organization's 50th gathering later this year. Smith activated the Cayman Islands for the first time ever on 6 meters as ZF1DT in 1968, and he led the 1970 KL7ABR DXpedition to Alaska 2 years later for the ARRL June VHF QSO Party. He was on the DXCC Honor Roll and had nearly completed DXCC on 6 meters. He also enjoyed collecting vintage and rare QSL cards. On the professional side, Smith had extensive experience in television news reporting and documentary work.
Former Fanon-Courier Vice President of Engineering Mike Santana, WB6TEB, SK: Former vice president of engineering for Fanon Courier Miguel Emilio "Mike" Santana, WB6TEB, of Arcadia, California, died May 24. A native of Cuba, Santana was 84 and had been an ARRL member. Santana was the designer of the 12-channel crystal-controlled Clegg FM-76 transceiver for 220 MHz, which was licensed to Midland and Cobra. He also designed the President line of CB radios, many of which were converted to 10 meter operation. He was an associate member of the JPL Amateur Radio Club (ARC). Santana also was a reserve police officer for more than 10 years and served as a radio consultant for the city police and fire departments.
Geostationary Es'hail-2 Satellite Set to Launch Later this Year
Launch of the geostationary Es'hail-2 satellite into orbit is planned for December 2016. The satellite will be placed in a 25.5° orbit. Coverage of the Amateur Radio narrowband (NB) and wideband (WB) transponders should extend from Brazil to Thailand.
Es'hail 2 will carry two "Phase 4" non-inverting Amateur Radio transponders operating in the 2.4 GHz and 10.45 GHz bands. A 250 kHz bandwidth linear transponder is intended for conventional analog operation, and an 8 MHz bandwidth transponder is designed for experimental digital modulation schemes and DVB amateur television.
The NB linear transponder will have an uplink at 2400.050-2400.300 MHz, with a downlink at 10,489.550-10,489.800 MHz. The WB digital transponder will uplink at 2401.500-2409.500 MHz and downlink at 10,491.000-10,499.000 MHz. AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow, DB2OS delivered a presentation on Es'hail at the 2013 AMSAT-UK Colloquium. Read more.
A Dozen Schools/Organizations Move Closer to Hosting Ham Radio Contacts with ISS Crew
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program has announced that 12 schools or organizations that submitted proposals to host an Amateur Radio contact with a member of the ISS crew have moved into the next stage of the selection process. The contacts would take place during the first half of 2017.
The 12 semifinalists, in eight states, must now submit an acceptable equipment plan that demonstrates their ability to execute the ham radio contact. Once the ARISS technical team approves the equipment plan, the selected schools/organizations will be scheduled for contacts, matching their availability and flexibility with the scheduling opportunities that NASA can offer.
Don Wallace Museum Foundation Closing; Donates Assets to NCDXF
The Don Wallace Museum Foundation (DWMF) is shutting down, as the famous W6AM Rhombic Ranch in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, has been subsumed by residential development. The DWMF has donated $29,000 to the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF).
"The donation comes with no restrictions or caveats," DWMF Board Chair Joe Locascio, K5KT, said. "As I strongly suspect, Don (the original) W6AM would favor such a donation to an organization dedicated to DXing!"
Locascio said the foundation is in the final phase of closing down after nearly 30 years of existence. "The W6AM Radio Club will continue as long as needed to support the W6AM call sign," he noted. Locascio said the Board was making the donation to NCDXF "on behalf of previous donors," who had hoped to see some radio activity at the old W6AM Rhombic Ranch.
Unfortunately, we were not able to achieve our long term goal of an actual museum with an active radio station on the property," Locascio said. A 18 × 24 bronze plaque on a large rock, unveiled in March 2015 and dedicated to the memory of Don Wallace, W6AM, remains at theentry
to the Wallace Ranch (see Sept 2015 QST, p 20), where more than 80 homes now sit.
Transatlantic VHF Digital Receiver Site Now Operational in Newfoundland
A transatlantic VHF digital receiver site has begun operation in Newfoundland. Frank Davis, VO1HP, reports that antennas were erected and a VHF SDR activated on May 19 to inaugurate the VO1FN "TransAtlantic VHF Digital Beacon Receiver Site." The receiver site, in grid square GN37, is sponsored by the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA), the Baccalieu Amateur Radio Klub (VO1BRK), and the Upper Trinity Amateur Radio Club (UTARC). Davis made his summer home and station in Freshwater, Conception Bay North, available for the receive-only site; it offers an unobstructed view of the North Atlantic, and he's open to suggestions as to how to take best advantage of the site's capabilities.
"The point of this experiment is to provide a North American receiver online 24/7 that can be used by European beacon operators or well-equipped VHF stations to test their transmissions," he told ARRL. "It is a receive-only site, but if it is proven over time that signals can be heard and correlated with propagation studies, then it might stimulate operators to equip their stations to attempt a two-way QSO."
Attempts have been made from Newfoundland and Labrador to transmit an Amateur Radio signal across the North Atlantic on 2 meters, with a two-way contact as the ultimate goal. The Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) offers its Brendan Trophy to the operators of the Amateur Radio stations to establish the first two-way communication on 2 meters between Europe and North or South America. The most recent effort to snag the Brendan Trophy took place from VC1T in Newfoundland in 2014. Interest stemming from that experiment led to the VO1FN project.
"The receiver site is up and running using an SDR and SDR Console software," Davis told ARRL. He explained that users would first have to install SDR Console V2.3, and he would open a free account permitting them to log in.
"We are willing to rotate the Yagi array in any direction for testing with distant 144 MHz digital stations," Davis said.
Signal Bounced Off ISS Heard Across the Atlantic
A 2 meter signal from the UK, reflected off the structure of the International Space Station (ISS) on May 2, was heard across the Atlantic. Following 2 weeks of preparation, Tim Fern, G4LOH, in Cornwall (IO70jc), and Roger Sturtevant, VE1SKY, in Nova Scotia (FN74iu) attempted a FSK441 contact.
Both stations aimed at the calculated grid HO11nl for a 144.175 MHz contact attempt with a mutual window of less than 1 minute. VE1SKY was able to copy G4LOH at a distance of 4441 kilometers (approximately 2753 miles). This was the first signal received via ISS bounce from Europe to North America, and the first intentional signal heard via ISS reflection in any direction across the North or South Atlantic.
While two-way communication did not happen, the reception is being verified as a possible DX record for satellite reflection.
Later in May, Fern, operating as GK4LOH and transmitting in CW, was received twice in the much-closer GN37 grid by VO1HP at VO1FN in Newfoundland.
In 2014, RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault, G4SWX, received a 2 meter signal from VC1T, where a team was trying to win the Brendan Trophy for the first transatlantic contact on 144 MHz. Upon investigation, it was determined that the VC1T FSK441 signal that G4SWX heard also had bounced off the ISS rather than via terrestrial propagation and would not qualify for the Brendan Trophy, offered by the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS).The Brendan Trophy will recognize the first "traditional mode" two-way contact (ie, SSB or CW) capable of being copied without machine assistance.
ES9C and 9A1A Make Room for Youthful Contesters
IARU Region 1 reports that young operators participated as "Big Guns" in recent contests from both ES9C, the station of ES5TV in Estonia, and 9A1A, the Croatian DX Club station, as part of the Youth Contesting Program (YCP). All operators are 26 years of age, or younger. The team at ES9C took part in the ARI International DX Contest over the May 7-8 weekend, while the second group at 9A1A operated in the CQ-M International DX contest over the May 14-15 weekend.
At ES9C were youths from Sweden, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, and Italy, as well as two young Estonian operators and a few older local operators to help the youngsters experience radiosport. At 9A1A in Croatia were a couple of young ops from Hungary as well as several young Croatian hams, and some veteran 9A1A team members to mentor.
A summary of the activities at ES9C and 9A1A appears on the IARU Region 1 website. YCP operators are expected at SK3W/SK9HQ for the IARU HF Championship in July, and at 4O3A for the CQ World Wide RTTY DX Contest in September.
Field Day 2016
Field Day 2016 has now come and gone, this past weekend was Field Day.
A great time was had by everyone who participated.We had about 67 vis-
Itors which was good and excellent tv coverage by channel 5 news group. If you did not attend you only cheated yourself of a grand time. Listed below is a breakdown of our contacts and score.
ARRL Field Day
Class: 3A LP
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Band CW Qs Ph Qs Dig Qs
80: 342 89
40: 330 473 42
20: 143 340 2
15: 100 3
Total: 915 905 44 Total Score = 2,823
Club: Bristol Amateur Radio Club
Thanks a lot goes out to Ben Morris, K4EDI for another great Field Day Event!
Month of July
+ RAC Canada Day Contest 0000Z-2359Z, Jul 1
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Jul 1
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 1
+ Venezuelan Ind. Day Contest 0000Z, Jul 2 to 2359Z, Jul 3
+ FISTS Summer Slow Speed Sprint 0000Z-0400Z, Jul 2
+ DL-DX RTTY Contest 1100Z, Jul 2 to 1059Z, Jul 3
+ Marconi Memorial HF Contest 1400Z, Jul 2 to 1400Z, Jul 3
+ Original QRP Contest 1500Z, Jul 2 to 1500Z, Jul 3
+ PODXS 070 Club 40m Firecracker Sprint 2000Z, Jul 2 to 2000Z, Jul 3
+ DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest 1100Z-1700Z, Jul 3
+ 10-10 Int. Spirit of 76 QSO Party 0001Z, Jul 4 to 2400Z, Jul 10
+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW 1900Z-2030Z, Jul 4
+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0100Z-0300Z, Jul 5
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 6
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Jul 6 and
1900Z-2000Z, Jul 6 and
0300Z-0400Z, Jul 7
+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1700Z-1800Z, Jul 7 (CW) and
1800Z-1900Z, Jul 7 (SSB) and
1900Z-2000Z, Jul 7 (FM) and
2000Z-2100Z, Jul 7 (Dig)
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Jul 8
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 8
+ FISTS Summer Sprint 0000Z-0400Z, Jul 9
+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Jul 9 to 2400Z, Jul 10
+ IARU HF World Championship 1200Z, Jul 9 to 1200Z, Jul 10
+ CQC Great Colorado Gold Rush 2000Z-2159Z, Jul 10
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 13
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Jul 13 and
1900Z-2000Z, Jul 13 and
0300Z-0400Z, Jul 14
+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB 1900Z-2030Z, Jul 13
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Jul 15
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 15
+ Russian Radio Team Championship 0700Z-1459Z, Jul 16
+ Trans-Tasman Low-Bands Challenge 0800Z-1400Z, Jul 16
+ DMC RTTY Contest 1200Z, Jul 16 to 1200Z, Jul 17
+ Feld Hell Sprint 1400Z-1759Z, Jul 16
+ CQ Worldwide VHF Contest 1800Z, Jul 16 to 2100Z, Jul 17
+ North American QSO Party, RTTY 1800Z, Jul 16 to 0559Z, Jul 17
+ RSGB Low Power Contest 0900Z-1200Z and 1300Z-1600Z, Jul 17
+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0100Z-0300Z, Jun 20
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 20
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Jul 20 and
1900Z-2000Z, Jul 20 and
0300Z-0400Z, Jul 21
+ NAQCC CW Sprint 0030Z-0230Z, Jul 21
+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data 1900Z-2030Z, Jul 21
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Jul 22
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 22
+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Jul 27
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 27
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Jul 27 and
1900Z-2000Z, Jul 27 and
0300Z-0400Z, Jul 28
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Jul 29
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 29
+ Feld Hell Sprint 0000Z-2359Z, Jul 30
+ RSGB IOTA Contest 1200Z, Jul 30 to 1200Z, Jul 31
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