Qst 03 15

@ QST 03/15 FM VKCW.NET 282300UTC AUG 2015 = SOURCES ARRL IARU VKCW WIA = QTC 9 ITEMS

@ ITEM 1 =
CW BROADCASTS. QST SUNDAYS 9 AM EAST CHANGED TO 7022.5 II 7022.5 KHZ WITH RELAYS ES REPEATS AT OTHER TIMES ES FREQ ANNOUNCED ON CW CALLING FREQ 7050 FROM TIME TO TIME. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO RELAY ES USE FOR CW PRACTICE +

@ ITEM 2 =
40M NEW BAND PLAN. IN VIEW OF INCREASED CW ACTIVITY IARU HAVE EXTENDED CW EXCLUSIVE BAND 7000 TO 7040 WITH DATA SHARED WITH CW NOW 7040 TO 7060. SSB TO SSB IS 7060 TO 7300 KHZ. LSB DATA SHARED IS 7052.5 7053 LSB TO 7060 7063 LSB. WIA ADOPTED THIS BAND PLAN LAST WEEK +

@ ITEM 3 =
2M CW SEGMENT LOST. PART OF 2M EXCLUSIVE CW BAND HAS BEEN LOST TO AMATEUR SATELLITE SERVICE, SEE WIA BAND PLAN FOR FURTHER DETAILS +

@ ITEM 4 =
9 NEW CHINA AMSATS. IARU IS NOT HAPPY WITH CHINA WHO DID NOT COORDINATE FREQUENCIES WITH IARU FOR 9 NEW SATELLITES TO LAUNCH AROUND SEPTEMBER 7 TO 9. ONLY 2 SATS MEET INTERNATIONAL BAND PLAN ON ALREADY CROWDED VHF AND UHF 2M AND 70CM BANDS +

@ ITEM 5 =
ASIATIC RUSSIA DX. RI0F ? RI0F MONERON ISLAND IOTA AS149 NR SAKHALIN SEP 2 TO SEP 10 IN CW ALL BANDS 80M TO 10M +

@ ITEM 6 =
PROPAGATION. PREDICTED SOLAR FLUX, A INDEX, GEOMAG CONDX AS FOLLOWS. 31 AUG 100, 5, Q. 1 SEP 95, 5, Q. 2 SEP 95, 12, Q TO A. 3 SEP 95, 20, A TO D. 4 SEP 100, 15, Q TO U. 5 SEP 100, 10, Q TO U. 6 SEP 95, 8, Q. LATEST DATA FRONT PAGE VKCW.NET +

@ ITEM 7 =‚Äč
WWW.VKCW.NET IS A CW OPS RESOURCE WITH NEWS, ACTIVITIES, FORUMS ES INFO, RESULTING IN INCREASED CW ACTIVITY. FREE ES EASY TO USE CONSIDER JOINING ES TAKING PART IN VARIOUS CW ACTIVITIES. SEE VKCW.NET FOR MORE +

@ ITEM 8 =
CW CALLING FREQ. 7050 KHZ CONTINUES 4TH WEEK WITH GREAT SUCCESS, USED DAILY AT ALL HOURS. 7050 CAN BE USED FOR SHORT CW CALLS, NO LONGER THAN 3 X 3 IN LENGTH ES LIMITED TO 3 CALLS PER 5 MINUTE PERIOD, WITH QSY FER QSO. MORE INFO AT VKCW.NET +

@ ITEM 9 =
CW PRACTICE NET. TUES AND THURS 7.30 PM EAST. EXACT FREQ ANNOUNCED FIRST ON 7050 BUT EXPECTED QSY NEAR 7115 LSB, TUES SLOW SPEED PRACTICE, THURS HIGH SPEED, RUN BY VK4QC ES VK5EEE + $

END OF QST 03/15

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