Wednesday, January 20, 2016

First ever Iranian Amateur Radio Contest.

To celebrate 37th anniversary of Iranian Islamic revolution, the first Iranian ham contest is going to be held on February 1st, 2016 and will last for 10 days.
Objective: To encourage and increase contacts (especially DX ones) with Iranian radio amateurs.
Dates: Contest Period: 10 days (Feb 01, 00:00 UTC – Feb 11, 23:59 UTC)
All modes (CW, SSB, RTTY) can be used on this period.
Bands: 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters
Note: On 20m, the upper limit is 14.250 MHZ
Contact information:
For contest information and any sort of inquiries contact
Certificates will be awarded to:
1- Top single operator (at least 30 contacts on all modes)
2- Top CW operator
3- Top SSB operator
4- Top RTTY operator
5- Any operator who contacts at least 3 Iranian hams

Getting QSL card:
If you need the printed certificate, you should send 5USD (or equivalent in your currency) to this address: “14185-736 , Tehran, Iran”
Please use registered mail to make sure it delivers without problems.
WebMoney and Bitcoin are also accepted. (Contact us for more information)

Iranian amateurs will use “/contest” at the end of their call sign for this contest.

The deadline for contacting us for certificate is 3 months after the contest.

List of Iranian participants:
    EP2FM  : Abdollah Sajjadian
    EP3RB : Reza Batebi
    EP3AG  : Ali Ghanbari
    EP2FA   : Farman Aghdasi
    EP2CM : Jamshid Mansoori
    EP4HR  : Hamid-Reza Rahimi
    EP3MIR : Mohammad Mobini
    EP3CQ : Ali Solh-Joo
    EP2LMA : Mohammad Azimi
    EP2LSH: Saeed Shokrollahi
    EP2HZM : Hassan Zohoorian
    EP2HEK : Hekmatollah Rahimi
    EP5MKN : Majid Kiani Nejad
    EP5ABD : Bagher Mir-Abdolhagh
    EP7AHN : Hamed Nahrir
    EP4KHA : Amin Kharadmehr
    EP4MMM : Mohammad Mirab
    EP2MA : Mohammad Ameli
    EP2LSD : Sepehr Dalir
    EP3EEE: Ehsan Esteki

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Ramsey Kits Calls it Quits

ARRL report after more than 40 years as a purveyor of inexpensive electronics kits for hobbyists, the Ramsey Hobby Kits group has thrown in the towel, effective on January 1.

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Many thanks to ARRL for this information.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

How To Fit Connector Plugs To Coax.

A nice little video about fitting connectors to your coaxial cable.

Fitting connectors

Many thanks to ML&S for this training video.

Monday, January 04, 2016

TEN-TEC amateur radio products has been sold! (+more information)

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Thanks to Sparky's Blog for this information.

                    Ten Tec announcement (05/01/16)

As some of you may be aware, Dishtronix has purchased the assets (but not the liabilities) of Ten Tec from RKR Designs. . I had desired to keep this under wraps until Ten Tec is reorganized, but there is too much speculation concerning the service department to continue without an announcement of some sort.....KI4JPL

The RSGB needs a new General Manager.

Graham Coomber, G0NBI, has announced his retirement and the RSGB is seeking some one to take over the mantle of providing leadership for the HQ staff and support for the Board and the Membership.
If you are interested in this role, you should be able to demonstrate past success in a management role, be an excellent communicator, possess good presentation and interpersonal skills as well as sensitivity to the political aspects of the RSGB’s work and a sound financial and business management capability. Most important of all is a passion to help the RSGB and amateur radio develop successfully.
Ideally, you should be a practising licensed amateur and have had experience working in an organisation that relies heavily on a committed group of volunteers to deliver services.
For further information about the role and how to apply, please email Graham Murchie, G4FSG, Chairman of the Board:
If you would like an informal discussion about the job, Graham Coomber will be pleased to hear from you on 01234 832 701 during office hours.
The deadline for submitting formal applications is Friday, 26 February 2016.

(Many thanks to the RSGB for this information)