Sunday, 13 November 2016 Live: 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes near Hanmer Springs in South Island, tsunami warning for many New Zealand coastal areas

• 7.5 quake strikes at 12.02am not far from Hanmer Springs in North Canterbury in the South Island - country still being hit, with more than 100 aftershocks so far
• At least two people have been killed amid reports of many other casualties - one victim suffered a heart attack, another was killed in a historic homestead in Kaikoura
• Tsunami warnings for entire east coast of New Zealand and people are being advised to head for higher ground
• Tsunami waves of up to 2m already have been reported in Kaikoura. Waves also reported in Wellington
• Schools from North Canterbury to Wellington told to remain shut until damage can be assessed
• Prime Minister John Key arrives at Civil Defence bunker under Beehive, says military helicopters being made available
• Key says communications have been difficult and full assessment of damage, casualties still being conducted
• St John receiving reports of injuries around Culverden and Kaikoura
• Power is out in many areas
• NZTA says roads some main highways are closed [more...]

TX Factor - Episode 13 (TXF013)

Friday, 30 September 2016

Tuvalu Amateur Radio Club and DXpedition - September 27th - October 4th, 2016

John (KK7L) and Jared (N7SMI) will activate amateur radio DXpedition station T2R from Tuvalu September 27th - October 4th, 2016. Tuvalu is #74 on the Club Log most wanted entities list. We will operate 80-10 meters on SSB, CW, and RTTY from Funafuti Atoll. [more...]

Friday, 20 May 2016

Hamvention 2016 - Dayton 20-22 May

 Hamvention 2016 is pleased to provide the following live social media options to local and remote participants:

Social Media Check-In Booth: Flea Market #FW0108 (Near Hara Arena Entrance)
Live Video Streaming:
Twitter: Use hashtags #HV2016Live and #hamvention

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

4KRA29 - Special Amateur Radio Station from Azerbaijan - German Helendorf Colony issued 1926

4KRA29 is the special callsign issued for celebration of the 90th anniversary of the first ever Ham radio Callsign and licensed HAM station of Azerbaijan with RA 29 (PA29 - in cyrillic)The RA 29 callsign (PA29 - in cyrillic) issued in 1926 for the club (as we can say now) of the secondary school of Helenendorf Colony. (now near Ganja city - Azerbaijan)The population of this Colony had German origination. This callsign will be valid from Jan 2016 till Dec 2016 QSL via 4K4K [more...]

Euro News: German footprints in the Caucasus
Between the first half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, over 200,000 Germans moved into the Caucasus region of Azerbaijan. Helendorf was the first German colony and the first Azeri town founded by foreigners. That was in 1819. Later renamed Khanlar, but now known as Göygöl, it carries the indelible mark of 122 years of German cultural influence. [more...]

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Monday, 1 February 2016

VP8SGI Expedition - VP8STI DX Expedition,

The South Sandwich Islands are a cold and inhospitable place. At 59 degrees south, Southern Thule Island is one of the most remote places on Earth.

Southern Thule is closer to the polar circle and the South Pole than either Bouvet Island or Heard Island. To get there, we will voyage the Drake Passage and brave strong winds and high seas.

The Intrepid-DX Group is proud to announce a major ham radio expedition to two rare entities in January-February 2016. South Sandwich Island and South Georgia Island are two of the most remote places on Earth. This DXpedition is made possible by the generous financial support of the global DX Community. [more...]

Ship Braveheart Ham Radio Support

Saturday, 30 January 2016

VP8STI & VP8SGI – South Sandwich and South Georgia

January 30 – Chief Pilot EA5RM informs that VP8SGI is running with five stations at the same time. Good reports are coming from EU and NA after first operation day. They are going to keep the five stations on the air as much as possible.
Biggest problem for them today are the out of turn calls coming especially from EU and NA, so please, lets help them to run the pile-up. Tonight they will be QRV on 160 meters outside CQWW Contest. Later today we expect to have first log upload and first pictures from Husvik bay.[more...]

Monday, 25 January 2016

DX News: VP8STI South Sandwich Islands Southern Thule Island

VP8STI News 25 January 2016

Past night two tents and most of the yagis were destroyed by high winds. Both of their main tents collapsed partially and the team worked very hard through the night to save them.
The Braveheart recorded winds of 70 mph (112 Kph). They are running only on 40 meters due antenna damage.
Once they can assess damage they can determine whether they can proceed to South Georgia or not.
Right now they are doing last QSO as VP8STI due they have asked the Braveheart to extrac them when it´s possible.
They regret that they have fallen short of their plans , however the team and crew safety is most important.

EA5RM - VP8STI/VP8SGI Chief Pilot

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