The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 878.2
October 8, 2008
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network and VU2MY for the following DX information.
VU4, ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS. OPDX received the following press releases
from our friends at the NIAR in India.
Greetings to the Ham world from India ! ! !
It gives me a great pleasure in informing you that VU4 and VU7 will be activated again this year as part of NIAR Silver Jubilee Celebrations in October 2008.
The necessary clearances have been obtained; the formal permission letter for VU4 and VU7 activity will be issued shortly. The callsigns will be VU4MY, VU4RG, VU7NRO & VU7SJ.
I would like to thank all the applicants who have supported us and joined hands to strengthen amateur radio activity in India. The VU4 and VU7 will be activated by teams of Foreign and Indian amateur radio operators. Names and other operational details will be given by the respective teams.
We profoundly thank the all the concerned government agencies like the Ministry of Defence, Home Affairs and External Affairs as well as the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for their continuous support to amateur radio activity in the country.
It is the third time for three years in a row that the Government of India has extended its full support to foreign and Indian radio amateurs to operate their amateur radio stations from remote Islands of Andamans and Lakshadweep. The simultaneous amateur radio activity from these two Islands is a path breaking achievement for NIAR during the year of Silver Jubilee.
We wish all hams to join us to support our vision and mission to strengthen amateur radio promotion in India.
Look forward to meet you on the band.
Founder & Chairman, NIAR Web site: www.niar.org
The Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Indian Radio Club (NIAR) at Hyderabad will be during 18-20 October, 2008. There is now the good news about the amateur radio activity after the event from the 24th of October to November 3, 2008. NIAR had informed us today about the successful licenses and operation permits for VU4 or VU7 activations.
There are two callsigns for the VU4-DXpedition:
VU4MY will be the call for the Indian Team.
VU4RG will be the call for the two German HAMs operating with two stations from Port Blair/Andaman Island (IOTA: AS-001; WLOTA: L-0562; ITU: 49 ; WAZ: 26
The two German operators are:
Helmut, DL5DSM (VU3NLG)
Norbert, DJ7JC (VU3NLF)
DL5DSM : FT857 + KL500 or FL7000
DJ7JC: Elecraft K3 + FL7000
40m Phased Array (2GP's)
15m-GP von DX-Wire
All modes: CW, SSB, BPSK, RTTY
80M 3500~3700, 3890~3900,
Pay attention to the specific permission for 30 m! We'll publish our working frequencies on QRZ.com under VU4RG
CQWW SSB Contest:
We'll take part at this Contest from the October 25-26th, as VU4RG.
Operating from GOA:
DL5DSM with the Indian callsign VU3NLG and DJ7JC with the Indian callsign VU3NLF will be on the air from GOA between the 6th up to the 14th of November.
QSL-MANAGER FOR VU4RG:
How to help: Sponsoring is welcome via Paypal to norbert.meyeratversanet-online.de after the DXpedition
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