100 ARRL key

2014 ARRL Centennial Key

Our Friend OM Fabio BONUCCI – IK0IXI sent the following information

Vibroplex has partnered with ARRL to produce this commemorative key to help mark the occasion of ARRL’s Centennial Year. This fully-function key will be a treasured part of your station that you’ll enjoy for years to come!

  • Deluxe model Vibroplex Iambic paddle
  • Jeweled key movements; blue paddles
  • Heavy base; high-gloss chrome mirror finish
  • Etched with your CALL SIGN and serial number
  • ARRL 100 Years logo plate, riveted to base
INORC logo

INORC Award “30 years of foundation”

From Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club

It was the 1984 when Nicola Mastroviti, IT9XNM, designed and founded, with notarial deed, INORC- Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club, the club that for the first time in Italy, gathered all the radiotelegraphists coming from the military marine.

INORC one of the most prestigious club of the radiotelegraphists in the world, improved a lot, giving chances to the radiotelegraphists of the marine, and from different years also to the people who demonstrate passion and experiece for Radiotelegraphy.

Since then the Club has growed a lot and includes hundreds of ex professional radiotelegraphists members, italian and foreign amateurs radiostation.

The thirtieth club anniversary is going to be in 2014 and for this important event INORC has thought to celebrate with a “Thirtieth Award”.

This award is opened to everyone who loves the CW, an occasion to celebrate all together this important event, showing how much telegraphy is still today an extraordinary way to communicate.

Award rules:

Parteciption: opened to all radio amateurs and SWL.

Period: from 00,00 GMT of 01 February 2014 untill  23,59 of 28 February 2014

Bands: 10-15-20-40-80 meters in the respect of IARU bandplan.

Mode:  CW

QSO’s: each station can be contacted one time per band and are valid up all stations will take part at the Event working only on CW.

Points: each station partecipating at the Event are valid 1 point, INORC stations adressed with INORC/N are valid up three points, the special station  IQ1NM is valid up five points, (QSO with IQ1NM are considered good for the Award starting from 01 January 2011).

Points necessary to obtain the Award: 20 points for Italian OM-SWL,  15 points for OM-SWL outside of Italy.  The cost of the special Award is 10 Euro.

Special ranking: INORC members and not can request to be added on the special end ranking and the first three classified for the numbers of QSO’s made will be special awarded, for SWL will be considered only the first classified.

Logs: the Logs, in cabrillo format or paper ones must to be sent (via e-mail or snail mail) to:

IZ1CLA Sauro Tonelli Via Cavalcanti 10-  19038 SARZANA (SP) iz1cla@alice.it

The Award can be payed with the following method via Pay Pal to iz1cla@alice.it or trough post transfer on conto corrente postale n° 4912866 adressed to INORC – Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club, sending the receipt of the payment to the  Treasurer IK5DEZ  Maurizio Papucci Via A. D’Ancona 15  –  54100 MASSA CARRARA (MS)  ik5dez.spark@gmail.com


VK6FZM/MM – M/V Braveheart bound to Amsterdam Island

Dear Alfredo,
Just picked up the M/V Braveheart.. featured position south west of Capetown.. Destination Amsterdam Island, worked CW on 14.027 kHz 559 signal.. It seem to be a DX expedition subject looking on internet and Sailwx.com for more info also QRZ.COM callsign FT5ZM.
Regards Geoff M1EDF… BYE..

RW3LG/MM working SSB


Dear Sparks,

our friend Geoffrey Powell M1EDF reported the following acrtivity from M/V MARIPOSA:

Happy new year again dear Alfredo.. Hope things are well.. Just got this chap on 7178 kHz  LSB,18.40 GMT ,Pos. 08 North  0.18 West.. call sign RW3LG/MM ..Look him up on qrz.com..,I Dont go on ssb Alfredo as I do CW only, but took a look at the DX Cluster and saw it , tuned onto him , no pile up 589 copy  off west coast of Africa….. Best wishes Geoff….

Have a gud watch!

Alfredo – IK6IJF