Thursday, October 20, 2016

YL Latvia qrv on 4m band

4 m in Latvia since August
Published on 15 October 2016 by Bo OZ2M
Since 14 August 2016 have the Latvian amateurs access to the 4 m band on a secondary basis. The allocation is 70,0 MHz to 70,5 MHz and max 100 W. The antenna must not be turned towards neighbour countries, i.e. Russia and Belorussia, that do have access to the 4 m band. The license is also valid for CEPT.
YL2CP should already be QRV.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Wireless Institute of Australia requests 70 mhz allocation

WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz

Date : 06 / 08 / 2016
Author : Roger Harrison - VK2ZRH

The WIA has lodged a submission with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) concerning interest in an amateur allocation in the 70 MHz band. On 22 June 2016, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) opened consultation on proposed updates to frequency plans for the 70.0-87.5 MHz and 148-174 MHz VHF bands, with a closing date of 1 August 2016.

You get little time to respond to government consultations these days. The ACMA is proposing to update its Radiocommunications Assignment and Licensing Instruction document, which covers these VHF bands, known as RALI MS 42.

As the WIA had signified interest in a 70 MHz amateur allocation to the ACMA back in July 2014, the Spectrum Strategy Committee decided that a submission to this consultation was in order, principally to flag the amateur radio community’s interest. Historically, the 70.0-87.5 MHz band has been used by commercial, community, government and defence communications services. However, the WIA has been aware for some time that interest in, and use of, 70.0-70.5 MHz has declined across Australia. There is also a Low Interference Potential (LIPD) band at 70–70.24375 MHz, with a maximum permitted power of 100 mW.

The WIA is pitching for use of an amateur allocation between 70 and 70.5 MHz that aligns with allocations across Region 1, which covers Europe, Russia, the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa. These Region 1 allocations are widely known as the four metre band. The band 69.9 MHz – 70.5 MHz is listed in the "European Table of Frequency Allocations and Applications" as a secondary amateur allocation.

It remains to be seen whether the ACMA’s consultation round on RALI MS 42 will flush out renewed interest from other stakeholders. Whatever changes the ACMA decides to make to the RALI, there’s another step to go, with consultation on updating the Australian Radio Frequency Spectrum Plan (ARSP) to commence shortly. The ACMA reviews and revises the ARSP after each World Radiocommunications Conference. The last one was WRC-15, which concluded at the end of November last year.

The WIA submission to the ACMA’s consultation on RALI MS 42 can be viewed below.
ACMA – Proposed updates to RALI LM 2 and MS 42 Link
European Table of Frequency Allocations and Applications Link
The Four Metres Website Link

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

EX9T new one on 4m band DXCC # 47

Today around 14:20z i worked EX9T Sergey on 70.225 CW and SSB for a new one DXCC # 47 on 4m band for me.Great signal for a 4600km distance
Tnx Sergey for the new one
Good luck all with this  nice DX on 4m band
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

C3 Andorra on 4m band


Andorra on 4 m
Published on 19 June 2016 by Bo OZ2M
Jean-Jacques, ON7EQ, writes that through the help op Joan, C31US, President of URA, that on 16 June 2016 4 m band has been allocated in Andorra from 70,000 MHz to 70,200 MHz, power 10 W, all modes, on a ''non-interference basis''. Jean-Jacques will operate on 4 m during next Perseids (August 12th-14th) with call sign C37MS.

Good luck all with this new one on 4m band
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


21 members of the 3 biggest Greek Contest Teams, (SZ1A, J42T & SX9C) will join their efforts and will operate together Multi-Multi from SV9FBG shack, as SX9C from Crete Island (EU-015), during the upcoming CQ WPX SSB Contest, on 26-27 Mar 20
We will be active in ALL bands, 160-10m. Our target is to be QRV in 5 bands simultaneously, if propagation permits so. Please call us when ever you hear us. Spotting us in DX Cluster is always wellcome, especially from DX stations (W/VE, JA, VK, etc).
We will try also CW, RTTY, 160m and maybe WARC bands before the contest.
CUL in the contest !!!

Monday, February 29, 2016


Tnx everyone who called me
Cu all in the next contest
73 de SV2DCD

Thursday, February 18, 2016


Members from SX9C,SZ1A,J42T contest teams will meet together in Crete Island during
the CQ WW WPX SSB CONTEST from 26 to 27 March 2016.Stay tuned !!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I just received my ARRL DXCC HONOR ROLL !!

It took 18 years of persistence and patience.My ARRL DXCC HONOR ROLL is finaly here !! I want to thank my family and all of my ham radio friends for the help and sharing their knowledge with me all those years.
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

K5P Palmyra Atoll all time new one DXCC #332

Today around 15:19z on 40m cw i worked the DX station K5P from Palmyra Atoll.This was an all time new one DXCC #332 for me
Tnx the dxpedition team for this new one
For more info about K5P dxpedition pse check
Good luck all
73 de SV2DCD

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

I wish you and your families
Happy new year 2016 with lots of DX!!!
Today i received my DXCC # 331 (AP2IA) confirmation via LOTW
This is a nice gift and a nice start of the year for me :-)
Tomorrow morning i will send my application for the DXCC HONOR ROLL to ARRL
 73 de SV2DCD Leonidas