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                                       Dear radio amateurs!



Autum Tournament 2017 "We 4 Years"

21 and 23 Sept. 2017 will be held "Private Autumn tournament - 2017" for prize and diplomas from the International Independent Telegraph Club - "CQCW"

We invite all members of The International Independent CW Club - CQCW

Time spending

The tournament will be held in three rounds:

Round  I - 2 hours from 16.00 to 17.59 UT 21 September 2017 on the 20m, 30m and 40m bands

Round II - 2 hours from 18.00 to 19.59 UT 21 September 2017 on the 30m, 40m and 80m bands

Round III- 3 hours from 08.00 to 10.59 UT 23 September 2017 on all WARC bands

Different tours are alowed to carry out repeated QSO on the same band.

During one tour allowed to carry out QSO on different bands.

The information transmitted (RPRT)

All Call: CQ CQCW de....

During the QSO nesessarily transmitted RST, belonging to the club and membership number of three digits. For example: 599 CQCW 001

For more information see:

73, R6CN "ALI" (ex RV6ANQ) Alexander Zudov

So contest lovers, this is a great opportunity (if you are not already) to join this grandiose CW Club, its for free!



Dear Jan, below information of the......

Program of the HamFest of Radio Ham`s of telegraph operators "Anapa-2017"


Below Moscow - Anapa Expres abouth 1475km / 17 hours



Good luck! 73! R6CN "ALI" (ex RV6ANQ) Alexander Zudov


Magnetic Telegraph Company

Here is a document too large to attach but one of interest regarding the Magnetic Telegraph Company.

It is large data block but has some details I find interesting; e.g. the office calls used.

73 GB Vic Gaithersburg MD


Proposed Venus rover communicating via Morse Code?

This is an excerpt from today's email from Sky and Telescope:

"Communication without traditional electronics will require some creativity.

AREE engineers are investigating an old-fashioned solution: Morse code.

If an orbiter accompanies the rover to Venus, it could regularly ping the rover using radar.

A rotating shutter in front of the rover's radar target could then be opened and closed to send a Morse code signal back to the orbiter."

Conventional electronics don't last too long in the Venusian environment.

Here's a link to the whole article:

Steve AI9IN


British CW Operators in World Wars I and II

I recently found an interesting documentary on how British hams were recruited to intercept CW traffic during World Wars I and II. Go to:

73, Brian Webb, KD6NRP


September Rag Chew is on the web

Also Rag Chew of March, June 2017 and more.

The September issue of the Rag Chew is available for download and reading on the SKCC homepage.

Don't miss this 38 page issue stuffed with antenna ideas (tis the season), refurbished keys and bugs, Field Day adventures, humorous musings, how to obtain a vanity call and that fabulous antenna you "always" hear W3NP "loud" on 160m and 80m using.
Thank you to the many who submit articles, snippets and ideas to the newsletter, please keep them coming! If "YOU" have ideas, stories or projects you wish to share please send them along to the editor.

Happy reading!
73, Ted K8AQM


Special Callsigns 5K300PF and 5K4RSW on air during Pope Francisco visit in Colombia.

Colombian Radioamateurs will be operating special call 5K300PF from 1 to 15 September with occasion of visit Pope Francisco.

This callsign will be active in all modes and bands, QSL via HK1X.

    Also 5K4RSW will be on air 9 and 10 of September in paternship between Medellin Amateur Radio League and World Organization of Independent Scouts WOIS;

Your goal besides your visit to the country is to recognize the condition of Pope Francisco as Scout and founder groups in Argentina.

More information at:



Colombian Amateur Radio League LCRA, HK3LR.

Eng. Álvaro J. Gómez Hernández
Lic. HK5NLJ Min. Tic.


Hello friends,
New entry in the FM-32 Census Page: Peter's - DL8VM key.

Thanks Peter!

Always fun to watch!

The latest space weather broadcast is now available, at:

This edition also discusses the possible effects of the eclipse next week, as well as a possible solar storm forecast for today (17th).


Tamitha Skov

Are you ready for the Eclipse August 21st?

Did you know it brings its own unique kind of Space Weather?

Learn more about how the eclipse will affect you, see when the next solar storm will hit and where aurora might be visible, and catch the recent flare activity from the new sunspot that has rotated into Earth view this week.
General Eclipse Info:
NASA TV Live Eclipse Broadcast:
For daily and often hourly updates (during active times) visit me on Twitter:
For a more in-depth look at the data and images highlighted in this video see these links below.
Solar Imaging and Analysis:
STEREO-EUVI + SDO-AIA 360° Heliographic Maps:
Flare Analysis:
Computer Aided CME Tracking CACTUS: http://www.sidc... (More)

Cheers, Darrel, aa7fv.
Welcome to Yoo Ki-Joon.

The Side Swiper Net is a lot of fun.

I used to sail on the USA Pacific Coast and I joined in to the Side Swiper Net which was held by our founder, Bob Shrader, W6BNB.

You can see two of his sideswipers here:

You can read some of his history here:

He was an excellent operator and my old friend and fellow merchant marine radio officer.

Welcome aboard!

73, DR David N1EA

Sideswipers by VK3CAB

Anyone looking for a sideswiper to purchase, see:
CW News:
73 es 77 de Lou VK5EEE

73, Have a nice day gents es BCNU on the SSN!
73, Yann, F5LAW


Shave and a haircut -- two bits


73, from the town at the rivers "De Bergsche Maas" and "De Dongen" Geertruidenberg (800+ years city rights) at: 51.702211N 4.853854E

Editor Jan Pieter Oelp 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: