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A tribute to Eddie van Halen
By Frank Molenschot, PF1SCT -
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen,
Born in 'Wham Bam Amsterdam' in 1955, lived in Nijmegen several years before
moving to the U.S.A.
Edward, Eddie, started playing drums but soon switched to his brothers Alex's
guitar. And that was the beginning of an amazing rocklegend. His dazzling an
innovative playing inspired many of todays guitarplayers. Including me. Founder
of the legendary rockband Van Halen they sold millions of records.
As a tribute to his passing on October 6th 2020, station PA5150EVH will be on
air from 28th October until at least January 31st 2021, a few days after Eddie's
birthday. As a dutch fan, guitartist and radio operator, it seemed appropriate to
me to use the 'air' which broadcasted so many of Eddie's music once again to
commemorate his legacy in music.
The numbers 5150 refer to different moments in the Van Halen history, including
Eddie's recording studio, guitars and the first album with leadsinger Sammy Hager.
If you are unknown to the music of Eddie van Halen and the band Van Halen in
particular, please take a moment to enjoy his music.
Thank you Eddie Van Halen......
200yrs from Greek War of Independance
Nine multi-operator special event stations - namely SX1A, SX2A, SX3A, SX4A,
SX5A (Dodecanese), SX6A, SX7A, SX8A and SX9A (Crete) - will be active
during the countdown to the 200th anniversary of the "Agonas" (the Struggle),
the Greek Revolution of 1821 which led to the formation of modern Greece.
The countdown will start at -99 days to the actual celebration day (25 March
2021), and a serial number will be appended to each special callsign as
16-25 December from SX9A/99 to SX9A/90
26 December-05 January from SX8A/89 to SX8A/80
05-14 January from SX7A/79 to SX7A/70
15-24 January from SX6A/69 to SX6A/60
25 January-03 February from SX5A/59 to SX5A/50
04-13 February from SX4A/49 to SX4A/40
14-23 February from SX3A/39 to SX3A/30
24 February-05 March from SX2A/29 to SX2A/20
06-15 March from SX1A/19 to SX1A/10
16 March SX9A/9
17 March SX8A/8
18 March SX7A/7
19 March SX6A/6
20 March SX5A/5
21 March SX4A/4
22 March SX3A/3
23 March SX2A/2
24 March SX1A/1
The serial numbers will be dropped only on 25 March. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's
OQRS, eQSL, or direct to SV2GWY. An award will be available, see QRZ.com's
entry for any of the special callsigns. [TNX 425 DX News]
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For January 2021).
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of January 2021:
GX4BJC/A - Operated /A from Eastbourne, in East Sussex, by Peter, G0NQZ
(WAB Square - TQ60 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
MX1SWL/A - Operated /A, from Skegby, in Nottinghamshire, by Merv, G0UJD
(WAB Square - SK56 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Dick, M5DIK - The QSL Manager and NOT the individual operator.
The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on www.iswl.org.uk
or www.qrzcq.com or www.qrz.com or via www.eQSL.cc NO LoTW.
30th Anniversary of Radio Club Kristall
Special callsigns R1991A, R2021A, R30ARCK, R30RCK, RA30KR, RC30KR, RD30KR,
RG30KR, RJ30KR, RK30KR, RL30KR, RM30KR, RN30KR, RO30KR, RQ30KR,
RT30KR, RU30KR, RV30KR, RW30KR and RZ30KR will be active on January 15-25
to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Amateur Radio Club Kristall. QSLs via the
operator's instructions. A number of certificates will be available on https://hamlog.online/.
[TNX 425 DX News]
All Bulgarian Saints 2021 00.00 UTC on 1 January through 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2021