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...]

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