|We’re sure many of you are now aware that TARA has again
been thoroughly trashed by the Ripper’s in the Annual ARRL November
Sweepstakes. This marks the second year in a row that they’ve dealt
TARA an embarrassing blow.
In what used to be a closely fought battle for “bragging rights” between our clubs, has now become a lopsided rout!
For some of our newer folks let us point out that the road to success hasn’t been all that rosy for
|RVWARS. You see, they too were the recipients of several
thrashings by TARA’s HF contesters. But after working hard together
over the last 2 years RVWARS contesting efforts have now been transformed
into a finely tuned “contesting machine,” one which deserves a lot
All of us from TARA wish to congratulate each of the members of the RVWARS contesting team on their stunning victory, great job!
Hams in Arizona are cheering, now that a man fined by the FCC for malicious
interference and other rules violations has finally agreed to pay up. Last
year, the FCC fined Timothy Harold Hoffman of Phoenix $6,000 for repeated
violations, including interference to Phoenix-area repeaters. The violations
were called to the Commission’s attention by the Arizona Repeater Association’s
ARRL-sanctioned Local Interference Committee. Hoffman was cited for five
specific violations, including transmitting on ham frequencies without
a valid operator or station authorization, and willfully and maliciously
interfering with ham radio communications. But, as Lance Halle, KW7LH,
tells it, “it took a multitude of long distance calls by committee members,
support from FCC personnel, input from Congress, and the White House, to
get a Notice of Forfeiture and then a federal court judgment” against Hoffman,
which he called “one of the major interferers.”
OPDX has received the latest update from the CDXC (Chiltern DX Club) on the DXpedition to the Spratly Islands which will take place February 12-24th. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release (long) as an additional bulletin. In short, a multinational group of DXpeditioners, primarily members of the UK’s CDXC (Chiltern DX Club), the UK DX Foundation, will operate from Layang Layang Island. The operation is timed to take place soon after the island re-opens to visitors following the typhoon season in order to maximize the opportunities for good LF propagation. The team is expected to include G3NUG, G3OZF, G3SED, G3WGV, G3XTT, G4JVG, G0OPB, K5VT, VK2BEX, 9M2OM(G3NOM) and 9M6SU. It is planned to keep four stations on the air round the clock to maximize band openings. All HF bands will be activated on SSB, CW and RTTY, and the group will also have equipment for 6 meters. The callsign will be 9M0C.
Ohio/Penn Dx Bulletin, check it out!