EDR HQ operatørcertifikater 2018Så er dit operatørcertifikat klar til at hente ned og printe ud.
Certifikater til de 30 operatører som ufortrødent aktiverede OZ1HQ kaldesignalet og skabte en spændende weekend med masser af radiokontakter. Tusind tak for jeres indsats med at sætte Danmark og EDR på verdenskortet.
Klik på dit kaldesignal for at hente dit certifikat.
- July 20, 2018
HQ operatorcertifikater 2018
Opgørelse af EDR deltagelse i IARU ContestenJuly 19, 2018OZ1HQ - Headquarters stationen i Danmark - har deltaget i IARU Contesten den 14. og 15 juli 2018.
30 operatører rundt omkring i hele Danmark, på 9 forskellige QTH's, fik kontakt med mere end 8.500 amatører i 121 forskellige lande.
En rigtig god weekend med både gamle og nye operatører rundt omkring og det var dejligt at se de mange nye kaldesignaler hvor flere af dem oplevede deres start på en contester karriere.
Her er et link til en masse oplysninger om resultatet.
Menuen i venstre side indeholder forskellige statistikker og menuen foroven skifter mellem de forskellige QTH'er og en samlet oversigt. Klik dig rundt - der er masser at kigge på.
- July 17, 2018OZ1HQ teamet gjorde et flot stykke arbejde og fik vendt resultatet til en opadgående kurve. Forhåbentlig er resultatet i 2017 det laveste vi kommer ned på.
Foreløbigt resultat viser fremgang, så nu kan vi bare glæde os over det. Det bliver spændende at se hvordan vi klarer os i den Skandinaviske konkurrence.
Du kan læse en detaljeret statistik på adressen http://oz1hq.dk/2018/2018-OZ1HQ/...
Brug menuen i venstre side til at navigere rundt i de enkelte "afsnit". Menuen foroven giver adgang til detaljerede oplysninger om de enkelte QTH.
Til dig som samler på diplomer kan du læse alt om det Danske "HQ Activity Award 2018" på siden http://www.oz1hq.dk/
Der er stor travlhed hos diplommanager OZ4CG, så du skal lige forvente en vis leveringstid.
En stor tak til alle de 29 operatører som var aktive på de 9 forskellige QTH'er fordelt over hele OZ Danmark.
Husk at DU også kan være med i teamet i juli 2019 !!
- July 08, 2018
A Peek at Next Weekend's
Below is a "peek behind the scenes" that I thought contesters would enjoy.
Please get on the air and work all the competitors. Submit your log immediately after the contest ends. Your WRTC award(s) will be made automatically based upon your log -- no other application required -- and downloadable from the WRTC2018 website. All but one WRTC award (WAWRTC) require log submission by no later than 1800 UTC Sunday (July 15). Several are geographic-based, so your ranking will compare with others in your vicinity.
And please: spot all the WRTC stations as much as possible, BUT DO NOT IDENTIFY to others who the operators are if you recognize them. The competitors are as adamant on this point as anybody else. Any "bump" in a log compared to other logs will invite extra scrutiny by the judges, and computer software is very good at flagging such anomalies.
Live webcasts of the opening ceremony on Thursday and closing ceremony on Monday are scheduled to begin at 1700 UTC. During the event a live scoreboard will track all teams and afterward claimed scores will be posted. Links for all will be on the WRTC home page: http://wrtc2018.de/index.php/en/
There also will be two special broadcasts of WRTC news and information on shortwave, as I posted yesterday. These broadcasts will use 30 GIGAWATTS (30,000,000 watts) ERP (300 KW > 20dB antenna)! Sat. July 14 @ 11-1200 UTC and Sun. July 15 @ 0900 UTC, both on 6.070 MHz and 13.860 MHz (best for North America).
73, Dave K3ZJ
*WRTC2018 Activities and Information*
You can find the *sequence of events* in http://www.wrtc2018.de/index.php/en/competition/schedule - Chris, DL1MGB, President of WRTC 2018 e.V. and Michael, DL6MHW, VP of WRTC 2018 e.V. are already at the site in Wittenberg to overview and participate in the final preparations for the big event. Most of the other organizers – including myself - will arrive at the latest on *Tuesday, July 10th*.
*Wednesday* is the official arrival date. The *“Ham Widows Ball”*, sponsored by the YASME Foundation, certainly will be the highlight of the day.
The official *opening ceremony* cum dinner will be on *Thursday,* July 12th.
On *Friday *we’ll *raffle the sites* among the 63 competing teams
On *Saturday, July 14th at 11:45 UTC* (13:45 local time) the referees will open the envelopes containing the *special callsigns *assigned to the competition teams. And, of course, at *12:00:00 UTC* a massive outburst of “CQ Test” messages will be heard on the bands….
The contest will *end at 11:59:59 on Sunday*, July 15th and I would not be surprised if the top competitors would score in excess of 4 K QSOs in spite of the fact that the competitors may only use a maximum of 100 W of RF power.
*Log evaluation* will start immediately after the end of the contest and will last *until 16:00 UTC on Monday*, July 16th followed by the closing ceremony and the YAESU Award Dinner.
*The calls behind the calls*
WRTC is all about fairness and equal chances. Thus, we are trying hard to keep the structure of the calls to be used in the competition a secret. We are trying even harder to prevent any link between the original calls of the competitors and the call signs used by the competitors during the contest from becoming known to the thousands of participants in the IARU HF championship resp. the participants of the WRTC competition.
*Live Score Board*
For those who cannot personally attend, one of the highlights of the event will be to watch the live scoreboard. A team of high caliber professionals *headed and coordinated by Ben, DL6RAI*, has worked hard to come up with something which we call the SCC (*score collecting computer*). There will be an SCC for each competing team and it will automatically send the score by means of mobile radio technology to a central computer. Here the scores will be configured to provide meaningful information for the thousands of WRTC fans all over the world. Of course, the calls presented in the live scoreboard will not list the actual contest calls but rather the original calls of the teams for reasons of fairness and equal chances. Neither the competitors nor the referees will have access to this i
information. Internet and mobile phones are a strict no-no to them.
The scores will be updated every 60 seconds!
Our thanks go to *Dave Pascoe, KM3T, and Bob Raymond, WA1Z*, for allowing us to make use of their sophisticated software designed for the 2014 event in Boston.
*The live scoreboard may be accessed at http://sb.wrtc2018.de/ *
This definitively is no kiddy stuff! We’ll rent about 16 vans and put another 3 mini-buses at our disposal in order to transport material, food, and petrol to and from the sites as well as people between Berlin airport (TXL)and Wittenberg and its vicinity. Robby, DM6DX,
wrtc2018dm6dx [dot] de () is in charge of all our vehicles and mobile services.
And there are such smallish issues like 65 portaloos needed to be hired and brought exactly (by means of exact coordinates down to the second) to the sites. Not to talk about 1,300 pieces of broom handles plus 30 km of barrier tape to seal off the competition sites from curious spectators.
A metric ton of gasoline is needed to be brought to the sites to fuel the 65 generators providing the electric power to the competition tents. Not to talk about the 10 km of coaxial cable needed and donated by our gold sponsor Messi & Paoloni from Italy. Although very light weight, the total weight of the coaxial cables alone exceeds 1,000 pounds!
We had subcontracted the services of an outside agency, namely DALICHOW events, to handle hotel reservations, sightseeing tours, and airport transfers. Unfortunately, the start of their involvement was everything else but smooth. *We sincerely apologize for the various initial hickups and the inconveniences caused.* In the meantime *DALICHOW Events* deliver and I feel they are coming closer to the mark. At least, I finally received
the confirmation for the various events I had booked for my XYL Richardis and myself….
Quite a number of fellow hams have volunteered for the *transfer service from the Berlin airport (TXL) to Wittenberg*. If you are lucky your driver will be *Ben, DL6FBL*, one of Germany's top contesters. As you know, there is no speed limit on German highways (Autobahn); yet, Ben has promised., not to exceed 200 km per hour in consideration of the feelings of our American guests….
*Axel, DL6KVA, dl6kvawrtc2018 [dot] de ()* is in charge of recruiting and coordinating the more than 300 volunteers needed to get things rolling.
Wittenberg is a *small, yet quite a historic town* with kind of limited facilities and resources. Everything is a bit tight from parking lots to hotel rooms. When deciding on the location we had to compromise to some extent between rf-quietness, availability of plots and infrastructural strength. Overall, I think we came up with a good compromise: Very quiet locations – they have all been tested by Uli, *DJ2YA, dj2yawrtc2018 [dot] de ()* – and good sightseeing opportunities.
Of course, the *hotels are heavily booked* but *Ralf, DK1DSA, dk1dsawrtc2018 [dot] de ()* , in my opinion, does an outstanding job in getting things straightened out: I am sure, nobody needs to bring a tent to survive somewhere in the wilderness!
*Opening and closing ceremonies are heavily booked out as well as dinners in the HQ-hotel*. However, I have been told that there are *many small-scale restaurants in Wittenberg*. So, my xyl and I gave up my options for dinner at the HQ hotel in favor of meeting and dining in a cozy atmosphere in one of the *restaurants within walking distance* of the HQ-Hotel.
Wittenberg is a *socially safe* area. The only safety risks I can see have to do with environmental risks, namely
a) the Wittenberg area at the moment is plagued by a *severe drought*. *As a consequence barbecuing at the sites as well as any kind of open fire or smoking inside or outside the tents is strictly prohibited. *Fire extinguishers are part of the set up for each site.
b) *Heavy thunderstorms*, unfortunately, cannot be ruled out at this time of the year. On the contrary, they are likely to occur and they might be heavy. We’ve come up with a scheme to warn and to safeguard competitors at least to some extent as well as to maintain equal chances to all the competitors. Details will be provided to the referees and competitors prior to the start of the competition.
Chris, DL1MGB and Michael, DL6MHW, have come up with a number of “award-winning *contests within the contest*”. The details can be found in http://wrtc2018.de/index.php/en/activities/wrtc-2018-en . As you can easily see the choice is yours: Anything from SPRINT (who is the first one to work all the WRTC-competitors) to “long distance challenge” is available. Just make your choice!
Well, financing the event is no longer a headache to us. Spreading the news has been accomplished as well. The only thing left – apart from keeping your fingers crossed for the flawless conduct of the event – is to create huge pileups for our competitors. They just love the pileups! Kindly help them by motivating as many fellow hams as possible from all over the world to call our competitors.
I take the opportunity to thank you very much for your contribution to finance the WRTC 2018 and to make WRTC 2018 known to your compatriots. The board and my colleagues of the organizing committee are looking forward to meeting you and our guests next week and if you can’t make it, don’t forget to have a look at our life scoreboard at http://sb.wrtc2018.de/ . I guarantee thrill and excitement!
vy 73 de Rudy, DJ3WE
(edited by K3ZJ)
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- July 06, 2018Er du den ny HF Contester i OZ?
Går du med en HF contester i maven og kunne du godt tænke dig at prøve udfordringen med at køre en masse QSO'er i et hurtigt tempo, ja så har du nu chancen for at være med i Danmarks største team.
Den 14. juli klokken 14.00 dansk tid starter årets IARU HF Championship. I år afvikles samtidig WRTC (World Radio Team Championship) hvor kandidaterne samles i et område tæt ved Berlin for at finde ud af hvem der kan smykke sig med titlen "Verdens-mestre" de næste 4 år.
I Danmark aktiverer vi vores head-quarters kaldesignal, OZ1HQ på radiostatio-ner fordelt over hele OZ Danmark. Nogle kører med flere operatører samlet og nogle kører bare med en enkelt som klarer kommunikationen.
Vi mangler flere operatører og hvis du kan være med er du meget velkommen. Det vigtigste krav er, at du afleverer en elektronisk log som både ADIF og CBR filer. De sendes søndag eftermiddag til oz1biiedr [dot] dk som samler alle 12 logs i én stor fælles log og beregner derefter resultater osv. Den fælleslog skal gerne være klar tidligt søndag aften, så vi kan få den tidligt afsted til WRTC.
På hjemmesiden http://oz1hq.dk kan du se et skema med tilmeldte operatører og hvis du vil være med, eller du vil køre et af de ledige bånd/mode, så skriv hurtigst muligt til mig oz1biiedr [dot] dk
Kunne du tænke dig at prøve så kontakt mig !!
WRTC 2018 UNOFFICIAL ADVANCE RESULTSJuly 04, 2018WRTC2018 UNOFFICIAL ADVANCE RESULTS ARTICLE
Conditions were the ( MOST BODACIOUS) that anyone can remember for WRTC2018. The high bands were (SEXY) and noise on the low bands was (GREENER) than usual. However the big stories of WRTC2018 revolved around the controversies.
The Defending Champion Team of N6MJ and KL9A lost (4 HOURS) arguing over who would use the two radios since neither had operated using only one radio in (73) years. Finally, their referee (JOE WALSH, WB6ACU) broke up the argument by throwing a bucket of cold (RUM) on the two. They went on to win the (DILITHIUM) medal, but have not spoken to each other since.
The team of N4YDU and N3KS was disqualified after it was discovered that they used a performance-enhancing substance from Costa Rica distilled from (KUMQUATS) and smuggled into the operating tent inside their (HEADPHONES).
Similarly, all three Youth Teams were disqualified after they refused to give up their cellphones and claimed that they had the God-given right to use (SNAPCHAT) during the contest.
K9VV and VE3EJ chose to drop out of the competition over a disagreement before the contest. VV heard “Laurel” while EJ heard “Yanny”.
The team of W2GD and AA3B lost operating time when AA3B took time out to upload their log to LoTW every (FEMTOSECOND).
The team of K3LR and DL1QQ had a major argument with the German organizers when LR brought two additional tents to hold (88) spare (FOOTSWITCHES).
The team of VY2ZM and son KK6ZM nearly didn’t get to operate at all when JEFF forgot he had some weapons-grade (MAPLE SYRUP) in his carry-on bag and was temporarily detained at the airport by a (SUPERIOR) security guard.
When the team finally arrived at their site, they discovered they were missing a (CW PADDLE) but they were able to make a replacement from locally-obtained (MAGNOLIA) which grows abundantly in Germany. Their score suffered when they both spent the entire contest operating on 160 meters.
Another last-minute team was sponsored by Remote Ham Radio. They were allowed to stay home and connect to a remote WRTC station in Germany. Their operation came to an abrupt halt when (IRISH) hackers took over the station and transmitted music by (ABBA) on all bands at full power until the (TUNER) exploded.
Hackers from (CROATIA) also attacked the Reverse Beacon Network and replaced all frequencies of spotted stations with 14074, causing the FT8 community to (STOMP ITS FEET).
All the teams from the U.S. West Coast dropped out of contention in the log-checking process since on average they copied (64) percent of the European callsigns wrong.
A major crisis arose when the German hosts ran out of beer on Sunday and had to substitute (5-HOUR ENERGY).
In the end, the Germans awarded the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals to the team of K1DG and N2NT because they were the (MOST HANDSOME) operators in the contest and had bribed the judging committee with (186,000) (GRENADE LAUNCHERS).
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I created an advance version of the WRTC2018 results, and used crowd-sourcing technology. I know the DLs will be busy after the contest, so I thought this might help them a bit.
I wrote the basic article, and asked the audiences at various gatherings to supply important missing words (shown in parenthesis and CAPITALIZED). Thanks for your help!
73, Doug K1DG
- June 28, 2018
Effective with the 2018 contest, there have been some modifications to the CQ WW rules developed and approved by the contest committee.
· Busted Call/NIL penalty is reduced from 3X to 2X. This reflects a more reasonable approach to errors, while simultaneously providing a continued incentive to maintain accurate logging during the contest.
· All CW and SSB email address references for log submissions have been removed. While historical submission methods (e.g., e-mail, paper logs) will still be accepted in the near-term, the committee strongly prefers that Web uploads be the method of sending us your log. Note that the Web upload of logs (including format checking) is available at <cqww.com/logcheck/>.
· The 10X penalty for rubber clocking with MS/M2 entries has been eliminated. Be advised that the committee will continue to vigorously pursue time abuses for these categories using a number of sophisticated analysis tools at our disposal.
· The observer program has been eliminated. Given the absence of a reasonable pool of volunteers and supporting funding, the program has proven to be impractical.
· The top entry in the Rookie category will be awarded to the winner on a one-time only basis. Previous Rookie winners are ineligible for plaques in this category.
A complete listing of the 2018 rules has been posted at http://cqww.com/rules.htm
Updated translations for a variety of languages will be posted as available.
As always, if you have any questions, please submit them via our new contact form at http://cqww.com/contact/ where you can expect to receive a response as soon as possible.
Best of luck as you prepare for the upcoming contest season!
73, John, K1AR
CQWW Contest Director
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CW Open Manager Region #1June 18, 2018
I'm Alfonso IT9MUO
CW Open Manager Region #1
Here Below is a short info about CW open which will take place
September 1, 2018
I would like to inform that september 1, 2018 will take place CW Open, a contest that developes in three sessions. The CW Ops is a club composed by CW enthusiast that will meet every wednsday at 13z, 19z and at 03z of thursday, session lasting one hour each. The CW Open is a contest very partecipated by American stations. In the last editions there has been a great partecipation by Europeans, it developes in three session that last 4 hours each.
The rules and other details at http://cwops.org/cwopen.html
we hope that there will be a great participation
The website is: www.cwops.org
many thanks for advertising that will you do.
Best 73, Alf. IT9MUO CWOps #1569
CW Open Manager Region #1
it9muogmail [dot] com ()
You are invited to CW Open…
When? 1 September 2018
Session 1: 0000-0400 Z
Session 2: 1200-1600Z
Session 3: 2000-2400Z
Each session is separately logged, checked
and awarded. 3 separate contests!
Who? Open to all amateur radio operators, worldwide
Modes? CW only
Operator categories? Single operator
Power categories? HP (more than 100 watts); LP (more than 5 watts up to 100 watts); QRP (5 watts of less)
Use of spotting? No limitations on spotting but no self spotting.
Exchange? QSO number + given name (e.g. 12 John).
Scoring? 1 point per QSO per band (each session); 1 multiplier for callsign the first time it is worked (each session). Scores start at 0 for each session. Work someone once per band per session.
Reporting? Separate logs for each session. Logs must be in Cabrillo format and may be submitted via http://www.b4h.net/cwops/ Paper logs are NOT accepted!
Logging? CW Open is supported by many logging programs. See www.cwops.org/cwopen.html
Teams? Team competition is supported (see www.cwops.org/cwopen.html for signup). No geography limitations.
- June 07, 2018This weekend, WWSA CW Contest !!! Don´t miss it !!!
The GACW (Argentinian Group of Radiotelegraphy - Grupo Argentino de CW) has the pleasure to invite you to a new edition of WWSA Contest (World Wide South America Contest).
This is a CW only contest, held every second weekend of June, during 24 hours.
We count with your participation, it is very important for us.
June 9th, 15UTC to June 10th, 15UTC.
For more information about contest rules visit: http://contest.com.ar/gacw-wwsa
For more information about GACW please feel free to visit: http://www.gacw.org
Thanks for your time, feel free to broadcast this information to all people potentially interested in contests.
Please note this year logs will only be received using this email: gacw [dot] wwsagmail [dot] com
Log deadline: June, 30th.
on behalf of GACW.