PA3CLQ's Leuke Linken Nr. 410

Beste mede amateur,

Dear fellow amateur,
In deze mail staat een link waarop het achttiende DKARS-Magazine is te downloaden.

This mail contains a link which the eighteenth DKARS-Magazine is available for download.
De Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society is een stichting die de belangen wenst te behartigen van ALLE radioamateurs binnen het gehele Koninkrijk der Nederlanden.

The Kingdom Dutch Amateur Radio Society is an organization that seeks to represent the interests of ALL radio amateurs throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Namens de Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society wens ik je veel leesplezier nadat je op deze link hebt geklikt:

On behalf of the Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society, I wish you pleasant reading after you click on this link:

Wil je in plaats van een PDF te downloaden het Magazine on-line doorbladeren?
Dat kan ook, ga dan naar deze link:

Want to download a PDF instead of browsing Magazine on-line? This can also go to this link:

73 namens de DKARS
Peter de Graaf
Secretaris DKARS


CW beginners_corner

Joe and I have written some interesting articles on the SKCC

Web page: "Why can't I be heard?" and "Morse Code Secrets" in addition to the other references and help on that page.
tnx es 73 de Bill K WB2SXY dit dit


Weekend winter camp with scouts

Hi :

You might enjoy an article published in the June, 2015 issue of "QNI - The NTS Newsletter" entitled "Morse Code is Cool! Who Knew?"

It is in reference to a demonstration I did for a scouting event.

It is on page 9 of the newsletter.

Here is a link:

There is also an article in that issue entitled "Introducing Scouts to Morse Code," which may be interesting to others who are asked to provide an introduction to signaling for a scouting group.

By the way, for anyone who is interested, all back issues of "QNI - The NTS Newsletter" are available at:

There are a number of CW related articles that appear in the various back issues of the newsletter.

73, James Wades, WB8SIW


AWARD - Eldon, W0SZV, Achieves Rag Chew 1200

Eldon, W0SZV, SKCC #4999 has demonstrated CONTINUED dedication to the art and skill of conversational telegraphy with fellow Straight Key Century Club Members through the use of manual keying devices for 1200 minutes of documented Morse Code communication.

He has earned the Rag Chew 1200 Award.
Congratulations Eldon!

Phil Roland


1200 minutes = 20 hours 

Without food drink sleep?

Friends try it Rag Chew see:

For example, you have a rag-chew QSO with N1DN for 30 minutes, and then another rag-chew QSO with AC2C for 36 minutes.

You've just accumulated 66 minutes toward your basic Rag Chew Award.

QSP PH6SKCC (pa3clq)


FTDI Ports Lost After Reboot

I do know that I always disable any and all USB power control settings on my computers.

Microsoft seems to keep adding more places to enable/disable power control of devices all the time.

In addition to the settings under computer power management, also go to the Device Manager in Control Panel and make certain that all USB Generic hubs, Root Hubs and any other USB or other devices have power management disabled.

Gerald, VE1DT


2016 SKCC PDF Calendar

The SKCC 2016 print calendar is available for downloading on the K3Y webpage here:

73, Drew AF2Z


I did write an article on narrow SSTV

(as opposed to regular SSTV). see:

Andrew O'Brien


This is an operating system phenomenon.


73, Pete N4ZR


Unique Bug key

The Vibroplex Norcross half frame thin base Bug at:

Ron Ayling


Dear Friends

I am during 2 january up to 29 january for the 8th time QRV as "K3Y DX Operations from the Netherlands" with the callsign PH6SKCC and have the winning QSL-card-design with the callsign PH6SKCC.

30 & 31 january with he callsign PI4OTC also as "K3Y DX Operations from the Netherlands"


For Freq & Time see:




Hello friends,

Some news from Jos Ц ON6WJ confirming the weird conditions we noticed lately on 80m in EU.

For those who feel nostalgic for the coastal stations: very interesting link and special event info about Ostend Radio.

Message below.

MCI/TKS so much mon vieux Jos, keep up the good work and best of luck to you and your pals.

Have a nice day gents.

73, Yann, F5LAW.


After more then nearly 80 years service,

the transmitting plant of the Radio Maritime Services "Ostend RadioФ (situted at Middelkerke) will be very soon history!

A Last УFarewellФ meeting will be held by a small group of enthousiast radioamateurs .

OR0OST/P will be QRV from Friday 22 January starting 19:00 UTC till Saturday 23 January ending 19:00 UTC

Two stations will be simultaneously on air

CW: 1.824 3.520 7.020 14.052 21.052 28.052 +/- QRM

SSB: 1.845 3.660 7.095 14.294 21.410 28.525 +/- QRM

    PS1- this poor lonesome cowboy will be listening to all those "Foxhunt aficionadosФ on Saturday between 11:00 till 15:00

(will try a QRG in the neighborhood of 7030 or 14060 KHz )

If by any chance and/or great Luck ??

a second -"two QRL colleaguesФ-meeting shall take place on Monday 25 th January starting at 19:30 UTC till Е.then,

for the everlasting time! the former OST transmitting antennes will be warmed up during the "QRP EUFOXФ

    PS2-a first -"two QRL colleaguesФ-meeting took place here:

Cheerio best 72+73 Jos ON6WJ




73, your Editor PA3CLQ



My simple website about Gigantic DF-Antennas

Part 1 "DF-Antenna Wullenweber Array"

Part 2 "DF-Antenna USSR Variants"

Part 3 "DF-Antenna USA Variant"

Next Part 4 "USSR OTHRA DUGA 1,2 & 3" at: