Enrico, 5Z4ES is usually active on 20 meters using SSB between 1900 and 2100z.
                                                                           QSL via K3IRV.
    Специальная станция 9A08P будет активна на всех диапазонах всеми видами излучения
    по 31 декабря в честь годовщины основания города Djurdjevac.
                                      Все QSO будут автоматически подтверждены через бюро.
    Ryuji, 9J2QQV has been active using RTTY on 20 meters around 1830z.        QSL direct.

    Alex, A45WD is usually QRV on 30 meters between 2000 and 2300z.          QSL via YO9HP.

    Torben, OZ1TL, сообщил, что его работа из Бутана теперь планируется на 2-15 мая.
    Он будет работать 99% CW под позывным A52TL. QSL via OZ1TL. К Torben'у, возможно,
    присоединится Sarath VU3RSB, работающая в основном цифровыми видами .

    DM152ZYA will be QRV in CW, SSB and digital modes on 80m-70cm between Apr 30 and Dec 31.
    This special event station remembers the rollout and maiden flight of the first German
    passenger jet which was built in Dresden 50 years ago. The callsign DM152ZYA includes
    parts of the original callsign of the very first prototype DM-ZYA and the airplane model
    number "152". We hand out the special DOK 50ZYA and all QSOs will be confirmed via
    bureau automatically after the operation has ended on Dec 31, 2008.
                                                       Direct QSLs should be sent to DJ7AL.
     See also: http://www.darc.de/distrikte/s/05/dm152zya/DM152ZYA.htm

    Jurgen, DJ2VO, будет активен позывным FJ/DJ2VO с о-ва Saint Barthelemy (NA-146) с
    19 апреля по 8 мая. Он будет работать только CW на 80-10 м.               QSL via DJ2VO.

    Didier, F5OGL, объявил, что экспедиция на Glorioso отложена до конца сентября или
    начала октября - момента, к которому на острове будут завершены "существенные работы
    по строительству инфраструктуры".             http://www.glorieuses2008.free.fr/

    While staying in the Principality of Liechtenstein Kasimir DL2SBY, and Georg DF1SR
    (ex-DD0SB), will be active in CW/SSB/RTTY on 80-6m from May 5-12. They'll work also via
    EME on 23cm and 13cm using a satellite dish of 3m and two amplifiers (500 W for 23cm,
    200 W for 13cm) on one of these frequencies: 1296.080 MHz and 2320.080 MHz. Kasimir and
    Georg plan to take part in the upcoming European EME-Contest on May 11/12. Skeds are
    welcome for 13cm. More information can be found at: http://home.arcor.de/dl2sby
    JA6REX будет активен из Панамы по следующему графику:
          1-4 мая       HP8/JA6REX   из Penonome (материковая часть страны)
          6-7 May       HP2/JA6REX  с архипелага San Blas (NA-170)         QSL via JA6REX.

    Special event station 8J50JARL is QRV until May 25 in celebration of the 50th JARL
    annual meeting in Kochi.  Activity is on all bands using CW, SSB, FM and AM. 
                                                                           QSL via bureau.
    Новый позывной выдан Nicola I0SNY, для его предстоящей экспедиции в Монголию. Он будет
    работать позывными JT1SNY и  -  из Bayankhongor - JT8SNY.           QSL via home call.

    Special event station LZ08KM is QRV until the end of May in remembrance of
    Saints Cyril and Methodius, the two brothers who created the Cyrillic alphabet. 
    Activity is on all bands and modes.                                      QSL via LZ1PJ.

    Daniel,OA/DL5YWM, will stay in Lima from May 1-12. He will be assiste by Rene OA/DL2JRM,
    and Jens OA/DL3ALF, when working in CW and SSB on  10-160m.          QSLs via homecalls.

    Tutul, S21RC has been active on 20 meters using SSB between 1300 and 1430z.

    Jan, PA0IJM, will be active as SI9AM from the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Amateur Radio
    Society from late evening May 5th to May 15th. Suggested frequencies are as follows:
    CW - 1817, 3517, 7017, 10117, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz
    SSB - 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz
    FM - 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612,5 MHz
    QSL via SM3CVM, by the bureau or CBA (E-mail requests for bureau cards can be sent to:
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@si9am.se ). More information can be found at:  http://www.si9am.se/

    Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A has been QRV on 160 meters around 1800z and on 80 meters around
    1930z.                                                                     QSL direct.

    Klaus, DK6AO, will once again be back here signing TI/DK6AO between April 16th and
    May 17th. This time he will try to activate IOTA islands groups NA-191 and NA-117.
    Activity will be mainly on the weekends. Klaus prefers 20/17 meters.    QSL via DK6AO.

    Ambran, V85SS has been active on 20 meters between 1330 and 1400z.

    Операторы из Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association (VE7NA) на о-ве Vancouver (NA-036) будут
    активны 1-30 мая под позывным VE7NARA по случаю 60-летия своего клуба.  QSL via VE7FCO.

    YI9WV is Kitch,WD6V, who is based in Fallujah until Nov 2008. Kitch is using a FT-817
    with little power and dipoles. He will soon get another radio with 100 watts and will
    work mainly in CW and PSK31 (but also in SSB and RTTY).                 QSL via NI5DX.

    David, ZK2CZ, is planning to be active as ZL7M from May 10-11th. Activity will be SSB
    only.                                                           QSL via VK2CZ direct.

    Steve,G3ZVW, will show up as ZD8N from "Ascension Island" (AF-003) in SSB, CW and RTTY
    from May 2-13. Listen for ZD8N especially during his evening hours and weekends.
                                                      QSLs via G3ZVW, direct or via bureau.

    Petrus ZS6GCM will be QRV as ZS8T from Marion Island,IOTA AS-021, until the end of
    March 2009.                                                              QSL via LZ3HI.
Island activities:
     Steve, G3ZVW, will be active as ZD8N between May 2-13th. Activity will be on CW, SSB
     and RTTY mainly in the evenings and during the weekends.
                                                   QSL via G3ZVW, direct or by the bureau.

     The latest information says Tom,ZD7X (KC0W), will stay on St. Helena until the end of
     June (a little longer than planned). The next stop in his plans is Tristan da Cunha
     from where he plans to become active as ZD9X for four to six months.

AS-004 Cyprus Island
     Frank 5B/DL2SWW, and YL Gabi 5B/DF9TM, will work in CW/SSB on 80-10m from May 1-6.
                                                                       QSLs via homecalls.
AS-079 Miyako Islands
     JS6RRR and JI3DST/JS6 are staying on the island Miyako-Jima (JIIA AS-079-005) from
     Apr 26 until May 7. More activities are planned from Ikema-Jima (AS-079-001) and
     Kurima-Jima (AS-079-003).                                         QSL via homecalls.

AS-123, TA, Icel/Adana/Hatay Prov. Group: TA1ED, TA3BN and TA1EE will be QRV
     as YM0TA from Bogsak Island between Apr 30 and May 5. QSL via TA1ED.

     Several members of the F6KOP amateur radio club (Jean Paul F8BJI, Thierry F4TTR,
     Bruno F5AGB, Bernard F9IE, Jean-Luc F6BIV) will sign TK7C in CW, SSB and digital modes
     on 80-10m from May 3-10.              QSLS via Bernard,F9IE, direct or via REF bureau.

EU-016 Korcula Island 
     A few members of the IOCA Group (9A2WJ/p, 9A3KB/p, 9A6AA/p, 9A/DF9MV, 9A/DK1ROB,
     9A/DL5MFL) will show up from Korcula Island (LH 1315, CI-041) on May 1 and May 10/11.
                                                                             QSLs via HCs.
EU-016 Susac Island
     The IOCA Group (9A2WJ, 9A3KB, 9A6AA,DF9MV, DE0MST, DK1ROB, DL5MFL) also plans to
     activate Susac Island (CI-109) signing 9A0CI from May 2-9. A few OMs are also using
     their homecalls as 9A/homecall. QSLs for 9A0CI via DE0MST, all others via homecalls.

EU-021 ICELAND (Also OY)
     Before starting his Iceland activity, Al, LA9SN, will do a one day operation from
     Faroe Islands (OY, EU-018) on April 28th.From there, he will travel to the Westman
     Islands (TF7, EU-071), and be active between May 1-8th. He will then be active from
     the main island of Iceland (EU-021), May 9-13th. Activity will be on CW and SSB from
     his car usinga vertical antenna and high power. Watch around the usual IOTA frequencies.
     See his QSL at (QRZ.com).          QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

EU-037 Oland Island
     Operators Fred/SM7DAY and Jan/SM7NGH will be active as SM7DAY/p from Oland Island
     (WLOTA LH-0588), May 5-12th. Activity will be on most HF bands, CW and SSB.
     Their Web site:http://sm7day.ah.to                     QSL via their home callsigns.

EU-071 Westmanner Islands
     Al,TF7/LA9SN, will activate the Westmanner Islands from May 1-8.    QSLs via homecall.

    Gerd,DL7VOG, is informing us about his upcoming trip to the Caymans: "I will be QRV as
    ZF2GU from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between Apr 28 and May 14. As usual I will work
    on all open bands with my minimal machinery IC-706MK2G, HF9V for 80m-6m and Inverted L
    for 160m. I prefer operating in CW and RTTY - SSB upon request. There is a good
    internet access so I will update my log daily. You can find it at:
    http://www.qslnet.de/zf2gu      QSLs should be sent via DL7VOG preferably in this order:
                                    via buro, via e-mail request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or direct.
    The QTH looks promising, only a few neighbours and only little distance to the sea.
    I hope there will be only little QRM/QRN. 73, Gerd/DL7VOG."

NA-036 Vancouver Isl.
    Some members are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Nanaimo ARA (VE7NA) by
    activating VE7NARA on Vancouver Island (CISA BC-001) from May 1-30.     QSL via VE7FCO.

NA-088 Colon Island
    Tom, W4JKC, will be active as HP4/W4JKC from Colon Island (NA-088) between May 5-10th.
    Activity will be on 40-10 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via W4JKC, by the Bureau or direct.
     French DXCC card checker Gerard, F2VX, will be active as FM/F2VX between April 25th
     and May 8th.  Activity will be SSB on the HF bands.                   QSL via F2VX.

OC-032 Noumea Isl.
     Nao, JK1FNL will be active as FK/JK1FNL from Noumea,New Caledonia (OC-032) on 5-10 May.
     He plans  to operate on  40-6 metres with 100 watts and wire antennas.
                                                                         QSL via home call.     
   PA3GZU будет активен позывным DU9/PA3GZU с о-ва Минданао (OC-130) с 12 апреля по 12 мая.
   Он будет работать в "отпускном  стиле" на 20 м SSB и BPSK31, большей частью в конце
   апреля - на  первой неделе мая.          QSL via home call, предпочтительно через бюро.

 --Ram, DV8AIK is QRV as 4D75D from Mindanao Island,IOTA OC-130, until the end of 2008 in
   commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Philippine Amateur Radio Association. 
   Activity is on 20 and 15 meters using SSB.                             QSL via bureau.

   Garry,K9WZB, and his XYL Sharon,K7WZB, will activate Aruba (SA-036) signing P40ZB in
   CW/SSB/RTTY on 40m/20m/17m/15m/10m/6m from May 6-15.
                                                   QSLs unfortunately only direct to K9WZB.    
 Japanese Radio Hams get additional 80 Metre frequencies

On Monday 28th April, Radio Amateurs in Japan were given additional frequencies in the
80 metre co-primary shared band.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) made a public announcement that
the domestic Table of Frequency Allocations and the Japanese Amateur Bandplan had been
Japanese radio amateurs are now allowed to operate on the following additional frequencies
 on 80/75 meters band;
3 599 to 3 612 kHz, 3 680 to 3 687 kHz, 3 702 to 3 716 kHz, 3 745 to 3 747 kHz and
3 754 to 3 770 kHz.
As the result, from April 28, 2008, JA amateurs will be on;

3 500 to 3 575 kHz
3 599 to 3 612 kHz
3 680 to 3 687 kHz
3 702 to 3 716 kHz
3 745 to 3 770 kHz
3 791 to 3 805 kHz
Суд поддержал претензии радиолюбителей к FCC

Апелляционный суд округа Колумбия поддержал Американскую лигу радиолюбителей (AARL), которая
настаивает на том, что Федеральная комиссия по связи США (FCC) приняла некорректные
нормативные документы в отношении технологии предоставления доступа в интернет по
Технология "интернет из розетки"(Broadband Over Power Line, BPL) позиционируется в качестве
альтернативы традиционным кабельным и DSL-соединениям. К плюсам системы BPL можно отнести
относительно невысокую стоимость и простоту подключения, а также широкую зону охвата, что
объясняется использованием уже готовой инфраструктуры электросетей.
Однако у технологии BPL есть и противники. Дело в том, что передача данных по линиям
электропроводки приводит к появлению помех в радиочастотном диапазоне.
Поэтому против использования такого типа интернет-коммуникаций выступают некоторые
организации, а также радиолюбители.
При разработке нормативных документов касательно технологии "интернет из розетки"
Федеральная комиссия по связи США использовала результаты пяти независимых исследований.
Данные этих исследований, как того и требует законодательство, были представлены
общественности. Но, как утверждает Американская лига радиолюбителей, часть важной
информации все же была сокрыта. Причем все попытки AARL решить проблему мирным путем
провалились, и лига радиолюбителей была вынуждена обратиться в суд.
Как теперь сообщает (1) ArsTechnica, при рассмотрении дела апелляционный суд пришел к выводу,
что FCC допустила ошибку в процессе нормотворчества. Суд постановил, что FCC обязана раскрыть
все детали исследований, результаты которых принимались во внимание при разработке нормативных
документов. Кроме того, суд не удовлетворили критерии FCC для определения недопустимого уровня
помех, к появлению которых могут приводить линии BPL. Не исключено, что теперь FCC придется
внести поправки в нормативные акты.
 70 MHz Permits in Italy April 30th - December 31st

The authorization for a second 70MHz Amateur Radio experimental campaign in Italy has been
granted from April 30th 2008.
The first experimental period ran from July 12th 2007 to December 31st 2007.
The second experimental period lasts from April 30th until December 31st 2008 covering the
Sporadic-E season which is just starting.
The technical parameters and the operational conditions are the same as for the 2007
experiment which were:
Modes: all (SSB, CW, AM, FM, RTTY, digital modes, etc.)
70.100 MHz ± 12.5 kHz
70.200 MHz ± 12.5 kHz
70.300 MHz ± 12.5 kHz
Maximum RF power: 25W EIRP
Operational area: the whole italian territory except for a 30 km strip from the Austria,
France and Switzerland borders
Antenna types: omnidirectional or directional
Italian Amateur Radio 70-MHz Experimental Campaign http://www.space.it/70mhz/#english
 The Russian Robinson  Club sponsors the  "World Robinson Cup" for contacting stations
operating from islands between 1  Apriland 30 September 2008. The national island programmes
considered by WRC  2008 are BIA (Belarus), CIsA (Canada), DIA (Denmark), DIB (Brazil),
DICE  (Chile),DIE (Spain),  DIFM and  DIFO (France),  DIP  (Portugal), GIA  (Germany), 
IIA (Italy), IOCA (Croatia),  IOSA (Scotland), JIIA  (Japan), RRA (Russia),  SPIA (Poland),
UIA  (Ukraine),  USIA  (United  States). Complete  information  is available on the
Russian Robinson Club's web site  http://www.hamradio.ru/rrc/wrc_e.htm.

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