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“Masteroscillator” a new website all around “The Radio World”

For those that want to look at the world of Radio communication on the Shortwaves from a radical and self-instructive perspective, here a web site under development by a friend of mine, where a few enthusiasts are beginning to describe what they do, most of the times in an unconventional way, to put into the aether their own signal.  Their inspiration takes origin from the Maritime Radio Communication world, from the Radio of the early days, from the will to be in touch with each other by the Radio in almost any condition, place or with almost any mean, not necessarily coming from the latest technological development. These guys seem they cannot live without Shortwaves and without Radiotelegraphy. This website tells a bit of what can be done if you want to go in deep down to the very foundations of the passion for the Shortwaves communication. Really enjoyable!

http://www.masteroscillator.info/cgi-bin/CSA/tw201/I/en_US/blog/tw-recent-pages

 

 

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/MM activity reported by M1EDF Om Geoffrey POWELL

Our good friend, Om Geoffrey POWELL, very fashionated about the present and the past of communications at sea, reported me his last contact with a /MM station on board a Container ship, I received the following message by Geoff:

Please Alfredo, receive the following CW contact with Wolfgang, 4 and 5 rst contact CW, 18 Nov 2014 – freq 18.086 kHz, 18.45…GMT.. Card enclosed , The conditions were poor, his position  was off Jeddah Red sea ,the ship was the… New York Express container ship.. I used a IC 718 , to versa tuner and Doublet ant at 50 feet  80 watt power..from a Marconi straight key…, Hope this is useful for your site My best wishes Geoff.M1EDF..

73’s Alfredo – IK6IJF

INORC

XXXIV CONTEST INORC

INORC NAVAL CONTEST

from 12.00 UTC on Saturday 6 December until 11.59 UTC on Sunday 7 December

The Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club (INORC), which brings together Italian and foreign radio amateurs from the Navy and Merchant Navy, and other amateur radio enthusiasts and active in CW, promotes and organizes the thirty-fourth edition of the Contest INORC.

 TRANSMISSION MODE: only CW

AIM: It is a World-Wide contest, everybody can works everybody.

DATE The first full weekend of December: from 12.00 UTC on Saturday 6 Dec. until 11.59 UTC on Sunday 7 Dec.

BANDS 10/15/20/40/80 meters.

CATEGORIES: there are 3 categories: N = Navals; I= Indipendents; S= SWL

Note:

N= OM enrolled in INORC or other equivalent club: MARAC, MF, RNARS, etc.

I= OM of any country, not enrolled in Naval Club, and therefore considered “Independent”.

The categories mentioned are only single operator/single RTX. Only one signal is permitted at any time.Use of packet cluster is permitted for all entrants, but Self spotting or asking other stations to spot you is not allowed.

 CALL:   CQ INORC, TEST INORC.

The station enrolled in Naval Club (cat. N) can use in calling suffix /N to be immediately recognizable. This obviously does not change the name, which in the logs should always be shown without the “/ N”.

 EXCHANGES:

-Members of INORC or other Naval Club will pass the RST report followed by the club’s code and the number.

-Non-members (Independent) will pass the RST report followed by a sequential number starting with 001.

 POINT QSO:

For all participants, Naval or Independent:

– QSOs with  INORC stations and other Naval Club are worth 10 points.

– QSOs with other stations (Independent) are worth 1 point.

– The same station may be worked once per band.

MULTIPLIERS:

INORC stations or other Naval Club are multipliers. Can be counted as a multiplier ONCE independently of the bands on which they were working.

FINAL SCORE : Is obtained by multiplying the sum of the “points” to the sum of “multipliers”.

SWL:

The same rules of OM, but the submission of log MUST be submitted within 48 hours after the end of the contest (00:00 UTC Dec 9, 2014):

– Listening to a NAVAL station is worth 10 points;

– Listening to an independent station is worth 1 point;

– The same station may be counted only once per band;

– Multipliers are all Naval stations listened, counted only once, independently of band.

In the log you must also specify the corresponding of the radio station. 

NB: SWL logs are very welcome. To be ranked in the category does not require a minimum of receptions, but the Contest Manager deems worthy of mention Logs that reveal a particular diligence by SWL.

LOG SUBMISSION:

Logs should be sent to the Contest Manager no later than Sunday 14 December 2014 in Cabrillo format uploading the logs on website http://ua9qcq.com/en/submit_log.php?lang=en.

There are no accepted log in a different format. Paper logs can be sended via email fabio.iz8dss@hotmail.it .  The log sheet is available on website www.inorc.it .The receipt by the Manager of the log sent by e-mail will be confirmed with an appropriate message. In any case, even if handwritten, the log must contain all the necessary data, both the participating station that the QSO played: participant’s name, the name used, class participation, a declaration of compliance with the rules, and, for the QSO, date , UTC time, band, station worked, full report given, full report received. The QSO should be listed in chronological order. The scoring is optional, because all the logs are analyzed and the score recalculated.

Programs “Super Duper” (SD) by EI5DI (www.ei5di.com), “QARTest” by IK3QAR (www.ik3qar.it), and “Test-INORC” by our member IK1YBL (www.webalice.it/ik1ybl/Software.html), directly support the contest INORC, and all three are free. All the software provide the Cabrillo Log generation without any problem.( (Note: The SD downloaded free from author’s website is in limited release for another contest, but for the contest INORC works full).
NB: All electronic logs received AFTER the Dec. 21 will automatically be considered CONTROL LOG. For the paper Logs sended via priority mail, will take in consideration the date of postal stamp.

                       Mr. Fabio Coppola, via S. Paolo, 6 – Campagna (SA), IT 84022 Italy

PAPER LOGS:  If you haven’t any choiche like sending paper log via priority mail, please send it to:

                     Mr. Fabio Coppola, via S. Paolo, 6 – Campagna (SA), IT 84022 Italy

in this case use the sheet on the website www.inorc.it

Are  welcome comments and images, which will be published on the INORC website, together with the Final Rank.

DISQUALIFICATION :   In the opinion of the Contest Manager will be penalized or disqualified competitors who send incomplete Logs, with high content of unverifiable QSOs or that do not result in bilateral cross-checks.
There will also be disqualified competitors as INORC members, found not to comply with the payment of the annual fee. Logs will be carefully checked by the Contest Committee and mistakes may cause a score reduction. There are no penalties applied to erroneous QSO, but unsportsmanlike conduct may lead to disqualification of the entry. Unsportsmanlike conduct may be found in the LOG data as well in any other recording mean available to the Committee. All Contest Committee decisions are official and final.

RANK: There are three different classifications for the following categories:

N= Stations belonging to a Naval Club

I= Independent stations

S= SWL stations

 PRIZES:  Will be awarded the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in Naval and independent categories, and 1st place in the category SWL.  All placed competitors will be sent a certificate of participation.

 IMPLICIT DECLARATION: By submitting an entry in the INORC Contest you agree that:

a) you have read and understood the rules of the contest and agree to be bound by them;

b) you have operated according to all the rules and regulations of your country that pertain to amateur radio;

c) your log entry may be made open to the public;

d) all actions and decisions of the INORC Contest MANAGER are official and final.

INORC AWARD: If the qso in the logs respect the rules of INORC AWARD (please see the www.inorc.it website), it’s possible to receive the award. Costs or IRC nedded are available on the website www.inorc.it

Below some example of Cabrillo accepted.

NAVAL (Cabrillo 3.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN: IZ8DSS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: NAVAL
NAME: Fabio Coppola
ADDRESS: via S. Paolo, 6
ADDRESS-CITY: Campagna (SA)
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 84022
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Italy
EMAIL: fabio.iz8dss@hotmail.it

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1225 IZ8DSS        599  IN625 I1AAA   599 IN000

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1234 IZ8DSS        599  IN625 I1AAB   599 001

NAVAL (Cabrillo 2.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN: IZ8DSS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: NAVAL
NAME: Fabio Coppola
ADDRESS: Fabio Coppola, via S. Paolo, 6 – Campagna (SA), Italy 84022 IT
EMAIL: fabio.iz8dss@hotmail.it

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1225 IZ8DSS        599  IN625 I1AAA   599 IN000

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1234 IZ8DSS        599  IN625 I1AAB   599 001

INDEPENDENT (Cabrillo 3.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN: UA8AAA
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: INDEPENDENT
NAME: Ivan Ivanov
ADDRESS: ul. Lenina 17-1
ADDRESS-CITY: Chelaybinsk
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 454111
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Russia
EMAIL: ua8aaa@yandex.ru

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1225 IZ8AAA        599  001 I1AAA   599 IN000

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1234 IZ8AAA        599  002 I1AAB   599 001

INDEPENDENT (Cabrillo 2.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN: UA8AAA
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: INDEPENDENT
NAME: Ivan Ivanov
ADDRESS: ul. Lenina 17-1, Chelaybinsk, 454111, Russia
EMAIL: ua8aaa@yandex.ru

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1225 IZ8AAA        599  001 I1AAA   599 IN000

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1234 IZ8AAA        599  002 I1AAB   599 001

SWL (Cabrillo 3.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN: R9A-1111
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: SWL
NAME: Ivan Ivanov
ADDRESS: ul. Lenina 17-1
ADDRESS-CITY: Chelaybinsk
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 454111
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Russia
EMAIL: ua8aaa@yandex.ru
QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1225 IZ8DSS        599  IN625 I1AAA   599 IN000

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1234 IZ8AAA        599  023   I1AAB   599 001

SWL (Cabrillo 2.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN: R9A-1111
CATEGORY: SWL
NAME: Ivan Ivanov, ul. Lenina 17-1, Chelaybinsk, 454111, Russia
EMAIL: ua8aaa@yandex.ru

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1225 IZ8DSS        599  IN625 I1AAA   599 IN000

QSO: 14000 CW 2013-12-07 1234 IZ8AAA        599  023   I1AAB   599 001