Grimeton Radio/SAQ Transmission

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Alexander Association

Grimeton SAQ Veteran Radio Friends
www.alexander.n.se

Grimeton Radio/SAQ Transmission on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016

xmas-at-saqWe are now planning for the traditional transmission with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz on the morning of Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24. The message transmission will take place at 08:00 UTC and the transmitter will be tuned up from around 07:30 UTC.

Since the plant is old, there is always the risk that the transmission will be cancelled with short notice. An updated information will be published on our website www.alexander.n.se.

There will be activity on Amateur Radio Frequencies with the call SK6SAQ.
Frequencies: – 7,035 CW or 14,035 CW

QSL-reports on the SAQ transmission or SK6SAQ are kindly received via:
– E-mail to: info@alexander.n.se
– or via: SM bureau
– or direct by mail to:
Alexander – Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
Radiostationen Grimeton 72
SE-432 98 GRIMETON
S W E D E N

The radio station will be open to visitors.

Welcome!

Yours
SM6NM/Lars

 

merry-xmas

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

Dear Sparks,

first of all thanks to all of you who like to follow www.trafficlist.net which has been created to be available to all R/Os as the Radio Officers Google Group, this year many of you have sent reviews short and long to be published and all has been done fast with special thanks for having made available to other R/Os  photos and documents of your sea stories or your life in coast radio station. Also for the new year the website will be always open in the name of this collaboration which is good and necessary for sharing new and interesting information to keep alive our memories. Just after January we will begin the Campaign for next MRD that will be held in April and it is really expected that also in 2017 we will see a massive participation at the event as it has always recorded in the past edition, MRD is our excellent opportunity to stay in touch trough radio waves for about 48 hours as in the “Golden Age of Maritime Radio”. Now it is the time to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and an Happy New Year. Always QRV to all Radio Officers and to all R/O’s Friends who wish to publish any article regarding our old profession and everything related to maritime activities carried out by people who are now radio amateurs.

73’s

Webmaster

kaio_maru

Fishery Radio Communications Centre

Dear Sparks,

while in the large part of Western Countries HF communications at sea has been declared “obsolete” many Countries outside of Europe and North America are continuing to use HF and morse code for sea-shore communications.

Japanese ocean fisheries are assisted at sea by several coast radio stations around Japan in all seas of the world, fishing vessels are well equipped with the last radio equipments and naturally with morse keys expecially to pass ashore the results of their daily catches.

kaioo-maru

On the following link it is described the job of OKINAWA RADIO and it seems the japanese coast stations are mantained by great japanese radio factories such as FURUNO:

http://www.furuno.com/en/systems/cases/2

Below a youtube clip about SHIZUOKA RADIO call JFG, surfing the web you can find lots of informations about this special brand of HF radiocommunications:

73’s to All

 

inorc

INORC Contest 3rd and 4th December 2016

Rules XXXVI Contest INORC 3/4 December 2016

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-sixth edition of the Contest INORC.
1. TRANSMISSION MODE: only CW
2. AIM: It is a World-wide contest, everybody can works everybody.
3. DATE AND BANDS: from 12.00 UTC on Saturday until 11.59 UTC on Sunday. In 2016: 3 and 4
December. Bands 10/15/20/40/80.
4. CATEGORIES: there are 3 categories: N = Navals; I= Indipendents; S= SWL
Notes:
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.
5. 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”. If in log is present “/N”, will be considered error.
6. 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.
7. POINTS 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.
– QSOs in 20-15-10 meter band will double points (Naval station 20 points and
independents 2 point).
– The same station may be worked once per band.
8. 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.
9. FINAL SCORE : Is obtained by multiplying the sum of the “points” to the sum of “multipliers”.
10. 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 6, 2016):
– 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.
11.LOG SUBMISSION:
Logs should be sent to the Contest Manager no later than Sunday 11 December 2016 in Cabrillo format to: IK1YBL@ALICE.IT. There are no accepted log in a different format and are no accepted paper log. 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. Software “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 both are free. All the software provide the Cabrillo Log generation without any problem.
NB: All electronic log received AFTER the Dec 11 will automatically be considered CONTROL LOG.
Are welcome comments and images, which will be published on the INORC website, together with the Final Rank.
12. 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.
13. RANK: There are three different classifications for the following categories:
N= Stations belonging to a Naval Club
I = Independent stations
S= SWL stations
14.PRIZES: Will be awarded the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in Naval and independent categories, and 1st place in the category SWL.
15. IMPLICIT DECLARATION: By submitting your log 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.
16. INORC AWARD: If the qso in the logs respect the rules of INORC AWARD (please contact Secretary INORC), it’s possible to receive the award. Costs or IRC (contact Secretary INORC).
Below some example of Cabrillo accepted.
NAVAL (Cabrillo 3.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN:
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: NAVAL
NAME:
ADDRESS:
ADDRESS-CITY: ADDRESS-POSTALCODE:
ADDRESS-COUNTRY:
EMAIL:
QSO:
QSO:
NAVAL (Cabrillo 2.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN:
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: NAVAL
NAME:
ADDRESS:
EMAIL:
QSO:
QSO:
INDEPENDENT (Cabrillo 3.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN:
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: INDEPENDENT
NAME:
ADDRESS:
ADDRESS-CITY:
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE:
ADDRESS-COUNTRY:
EMAIL:
QSO:
QSO:
INDEPENDENT (Cabrillo 2.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN:
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: INDEPENDENT
NAME:
ADDRESS:
EMAIL:
QSO:
QSO:
SWL (Cabrillo 3.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN:
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: SWL
NAME:
ADDRESS:
ADDRESS-CITY:
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE:
ADDRESS-COUNTRY:
EMAIL:
QSO:
QSO:
SWL (Cabrillo 2.0 format):
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CONTEST: INORC
CALLSIGN:
CATEGORY: SWL
NAME:
EMAIL:
QSO:
QSO: