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QST 025 FM VKCW.NET 30 JAN 2016 TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS = SOURCES ARRL QRZ =

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PICO BALLOON. SOLAR POWERED MINI HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON PS-58 BY VK3YT LAUNCHED IN MELBOURNE 29DEC CROSSED PACIFIC AND THE EQUATOR, ENTERED OVER EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, JAMAICA, HAITI THEN NORTH ATLANTIC. IT THEN HEADED BACK TO SOUTH AMERICA BEFORE ABRUPTLY CHANGING COURSE TOWARD AFRICA. THE BALLOON TRANSMITS ON 10140.4 KHZ QRPP 25MW IN JT9 MODE WITH CALLSIGN VK3ANH. MORE INFO AT PICOSPACE.NET +

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QUIZ QUESTION. WHAT IS THE ALLOWED BAND FOR CW TRANSMISSIONS ON 20M? AAA 14000 TO 14200 OR BBB 14000 TO 14100 OR CCC 14000 TO 14070 OR DDD 14000 TO 14350 KHZ? +

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DX VP8. THE VP8STI EXPEDITION CLOSED EARLY DUE TO WX EMERGENCY FORCING THEM TO LEAVE GEAR AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS ON SOUTHERN THULE ISLAND. THEY HOPE TO RETURN TO COLLECT ITEMS AND ARE CONSIDERING WHETHER TO CONTINUE WITH THE PLANNED SOUTH GEORGIA OPERATION VP8SGI +

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NEW ARRL PRESIDENT. DAVID K1ZZ IS NO LONGER ARRL PRESIDENT AFTER ARRL CHOOSES NEW CEO TOM NY2RF AN INVESTMENT BANKER AND FINANCIAL SERVICES EXECUTIVE WHO DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS AN INCURABLE HF DXER AND INVETERATE TINKERER. HIS QRZ PROFILE GIVES NO CLUE WHETHER HE IS A CW OP +

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PROPAGATION FORECAST. SOLAR ACTIVITY INCREASED LAST WEEK WITH OFTEN GOOD CONDX TO EUROPE SHORT PATH ON 15M AND 20M IN THE EVENINGS. PREDICTED SOLAR FLUX, PLANETARY A INDEX AND GEOMAG FIELD: 30JAN 108 A8 QUIET TO UNSETTLED. 31JAN 105 A5 MOSTLY QUIET. 01FEB 105 A8 Q TO UNS. 02FEB 108 A15 Q TO ACTIVE. 03FEB 108 A12 Q TO UNS. 04FEB 108 A8 Q. 05FEB 100 A5 Q. 06FEB 100 A5 Q TO UNS. +

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QUIZ ANSWER. CORRECT ANSWER IS DDD 14000 TO 14350 KHZ. CW IS THE ONLY MODE ALLOWED NOT ONLY LEGALLY BUT ALSO IN ALL THE AGREED BAND PLANS THROUGHOUT EVERY HF BAND +

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VK CW QST SCHEDULE. SAT PM AT 0400 UTC 7022.5 14022.5 21022.5 AT 20WPM REPEATED 2200 UTC SUNDAY MORNING SAME FREQS AT 17WPM AND MONDAY EVENING 1000 UTC 3522.5 7022.5 14022.5 KHZ FROM 10 TO 14WPM. PLS CALL WITH REPORTS AT END OF QST OR EMAIL VK4QC AT WIA.ORG.AU +

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