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Červenec 2007

160m DXCC Award list updated 19-July-2007

24. července 2007 v 10:22 | Petr, OK1RP |  Home
The ARRL DXCC is awarded to amateurs who submit confirmations for contacts with 100 or more entities on the ARRL DXCC List. As of 19 Jul 2007, there were 337 current entities on the list. The DXCC Honor Roll includes those who are within 9 entities of that figure for the Mixed, Phone, CW and RTTY awards. The following listing of the DXCC membership contains the call signs and exact credited totals by endorsement level. Awards are NOT activated automatically; participants must apply to have a particular award (band, mode etc) activated when the qualifying number of credits is obtained.
Thanks to Rys, SP5EWY for the link where is possible to find updated list of DXCC Award on 160m band.

Congrats to big John, ON4UN for crossing the 300 DXCC countries probably as first in EU !
Who will beat Bill, W4ZV on the top place... or even is it possible from Europe ? What do You think about that guys? Maybe Jarda, OK1RD working hard on that so we will see in future.
73, Petr OK1RP


23. července 2007 v 17:16 | Petr, OK1RP |  QSL info
1A0KM Sovereign Military Order of Malta
P.O.BOX 7132
We don't have a bureau! The actual qsl-manager can confirm all qso AFTER the year 1994 but ONLY VIA DIRECT. if you send us a SAE + SASE (no less that 2 (two) US $ because actual axchange €/US$ isn't sufficient to send a letter also in Europe!
If you use IRC pse verify the expiration date printed on the coupon.
Cards with no SAE + SASE (or insufficient) will NOT replayed at all!
If you prefer save money pse note that 2007 expedition will be uploaded in LOTW!
QSL referring our 2007 expeditions will be ready at least on october 2007 for this reason please be patient!
Please don't send card concerning differents years operation in same envelope if you would like to recive a fast reply.
IK0FTA200712-22 July 2007
IK0FTA's Address
Sergio Roca, Casella Postale 7132, 00162 Roma Nomentano, ITALY

1A0KM Operation - 2007

23. července 2007 v 16:55 | Petr, OK1RP |  Band reports
1A0KM Operation - 2007
1A0KM Sovereign Military Order of Malta
After years of independent and national management with some small exception this year the team of 1A0KM decided to invite some of the First Class DX Operator's.
If You was active on the bands during last few days including the weekend then You had chance to work 1A0KM on all bands CW. Even the Topband was covered after many of discussions. Surprise for me was that more SSB activity was over there then CW this weekend.
Roger, G3SXW and Nigel, G3TXF has been active from 1A0KM quite often and it was possible to work them with low power if some patience You had in big pile.
1A0KM Side 1
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta consists of several small extraterritorial areas in Rome. It is considered to be the smallest sovereign state in the world.
The Knights of Malta, an order of the Roman Catholic Church, was established as the Knights Hospitaller in Jerusalem in 1099. Its purpose was to give assistance to Christians visiting the Holy Land. The Knights fought in the Holy Wars, were eventually displaced by the Turks and established headquarters in Rhodes and later in Malta. They eventually found their home in Rome.