Kosovo (Z6) in the WPX Contest and Albania (ZA) on 6m

Martti, OH2BH/Z68BH and Pertti, OG2M/Z68MM will be traveling to Kosovo this week. They plan to close several open ends with the Kosovo Amateur Radio Society (SHRAK) and their Telecom administrators (ARKEP). This includes potential 6M permits for the future.
While in Kosovo, Martti, Z68BH will be giving out the Z68 multiplier to those in the CQ WPX (CW) Contest. From Kosovo, Martti and Pertti will move to Albania by road with Z61DX and possible others. From Albania, ZA/OG2M will be active, specifically on 6M.
Ultimately, they will fly to Munich (DL) and on to Friedrichshafen, where at DARC’s special invitation they will give a “Mission Goodwill Kosovo” presentation on Friday June.01 at 4P.M. The presentation will be in the lecture room Schweiz which has a capacity of 180 people. Be early to get good seating. Many of the Z60A project participants/operators will be on hand for this occasion.
Z60A QSL CARDS: It should be noted that all Z60A direct requests, OQRS and postal have been mailed. There is no backlog as of today. The last batch of some 700 cards were mailed on Friday of last week.

DX dinner at the Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen

Also this year there will be a DX dinner for EUDXF members (and their partners) during the Ham Radio. The dinner will take place in Gasthof Traube, Storchenstraße 1, 88069 Tettnang. (www.traube-tettnang.de) on Saturday 2 June 2018. Start will be around 19h00 local time.

Participation is only possible for EUDXF members who paid their annual membership dues and who made a reservation in advance.

The maximum number of seats available is 50. Reservations are on a first come first served basis. Reservations can be made until 25 May 2018, or until the maximum number of 50 is reached, via the EUDXF stand manager Jan PA1TT (pa1tt@eudxf.eu)

There will be a set menu. Special dietary requirements should be made known in advance. We hope to meet you in Tettnang.

Attention, there will be no BCC DX diner this year, so make your reservation in time!

73, Jan DJ5AN / PA1TT EUDXF Standmanager.

Latest from the Republic of Kosovo

from OH2BH: The weather has been warming up in Kosovo lately and is currently above the freezing mark. Many are wondering why it isn’t possible to eliminate the noise by setting up camp in the quiet open field. The underlying fact is that Pristina is more that 650m above the sea level, and this winter has been particularly cold with -13C temperatures experienced during the activation period. There are prospects in place for the final and upcoming week to operate from a better place. Driton, Z61DX, has been testing the location and reception is dramatically better than at Z60A. Continue reading