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From now on, all applicants from Crimea will receive call sign from swarl according to the country stated in application. If the country is Ukraine, prefix will be UU1 if country is Russia the prefix will be RK7.

Dear DX editors,

I will be active as YJ4AO from Vanuatu between Dec 27 and Jan 13, 2016. The QTH will be on the Eratap peninsula near Port Vila at the south coast of Efate Island (OC-035, WLOTA 1051). Operating will take place in "holiday style" mainly in CW during the evening and night hours (maybe some SSB, no digital). As usual I will have my Elecraft K2 with me this time with a borrowed power amplifier running about 500 watts into a 10m pole with vertical dipoles on 10/12/15/17/20m and groundplanes for 30m and 40m.

Radio Spaceshuttle on 13600 kHz 28th of June 19-20 UTC.
I wish you will have fun with our programes also in future! Please tell you thoughts to us by e-mail:

Your letters/reception reports are very welcome to our address in Herten:

Radio Spaceshuttle International
P.O.Box 2702
NL: 6049 ZG Herten

I plan to activate Reytmeersen on monday afternoon 13 april.
From around 12z till 16z. I visited this ONFF already in october 2010.
ONFF-058, Loc. JO10TV, and postcode (uba postcode award): 9700
Bands 40 and 20 maybe others depending on condx and time.

If you hear me, please send me an SWL report

73, Peter, ON2WAB/p (aka ONL 5923)

Eitan 4Z5MK will be active on the 24th of January 2015 from Castellum Regis,
WCA: 4X-00014. He plans to work as 4Z5MK/M on 20 and 15 meters from 10:00 till
14:00 UTC. QSL via Home Call, bureau or direct. 73 & 11! [tnx info 4Z5MK].

By Roland Richter
News Assignment Editor
at KXXV Top Contributor

Australian Hobart Radio International (HRI) announced it's podcast show number 14 and this is really great addition to our radioshacks. You can listen this podcast on HRI website at Here is the message from HRI:

- On the 14th and 15th of June 2014 will take place the World Castles Weekend (WCW - 2014). For more information please visit at Welcome!

 ***- Andrew RN1CW will be active on the 12th of April 2014 from Admiralteystvo (The Admirality), WCA: UA-00001, COTA-RU: C-101, RDA: SP-01. He plans to work from 06:00 till 07:00 UTC as RZ1CWC/P on 20 meters SSB. QSL via RW6HS. Log will be uploaded into the WCA database and COTA-RU E-Log. 73 & 11!***

Ivan F3AT today celebrates his 100th birthday. A great CW operator and heard on the bands from time to time. I wrote an article based on Ivan's biographic notes for the Swedish amateur radio association SSA*s monthly magazine QTC six years ago. Ivan has been in ham radio since 1931, first as a "pirate" and then licensed not only in France but in some central African countries where he was a CW operator in the past.
Congratulations to a great radio amateur!
Ullmar SM5-1252