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New Island Event on 11 Meters: World Islands ContestNew island contest on 11 meters starting on 15th of October 2016. Check out http://worldislandscontest.jimdo.com/ for more info.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL426 Timo (Membership package posted on 6/10/2016).
56FL/EU101 Raippaluoto (Replot) Island56FL001 Timo was active as 56FL/EU101 from Sommarö fort area in Raippaluoto on 30.06.2016.
Video clip: https://youtu.be/RM1fa6-DkTQ, Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124505319@N05/albums/72157670557983745
QSL is via Timo, P.O.Box 7, 65301 Vaasa, Finland (Standard contribution is required.)
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL090 Sanna (Callsign given on 12/06/2016).
Island Festival 2016This years island festival is held on 04–05/06/2016.
Printed 11m World Prefix MapNeed an 11 meter prefix map for your wall? There is one available at dxmaps.co.uk.
Island Festival 2015 ResultsThe results of the 2015 island festival
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 15FL273 Chris (Callsign given on 05/06/2015) and 26FL333 Mark (Callsign given on 07/06/2015).
Island Festival 2015This years island festival is held on 06–07/06/2015. Club category has been re-introduced and there is now also a category for those teams who are active only on one day.
2nd 27 MHz ROS Weekend Diploma (24–26 April 2015 on 27.365/27.405 MHz, USB)In order to acquaint newcomers and continue to demonstrate the veterans utility, easy handling and operation of ROS mode, European ROS Club invites everybody to participate in the 27 MHz ROS weekend diploma on 24–26/04/2015 on 27.365/27.405 MHz, USB.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 19FL011 Matt (Callsign given on 10/02/2015) and 26FL2664 John (Callsign given on 17/02/2015).
Results of the 2014 I.W.I KendResults of the 2014 IWI weekend have been published: http://iwi-kend.jimdo.com/archives/iwikend-2014/result-2014/
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 20FL181 Ove (Membership package posted on 22/12/2014) and 56FL271 Henri (Membership package posted on 14/01/2015).
New Version of yaLOG (1.4.1) is now availableChanges include updated awards management and ClusterDx support (you can also send spots now), and also the export formats have been simplified and improved.
For more info see: http://yalog.net/
New Version of yaLOG (1.4.0) is now availableThis new version introduces the yaLOG! Community Cluster for yaLOG users.
For more info see: http://yalog.net/
56FL/IDFinnish Independence Day ses is active again on 6th of December: 56FL/ID
1st 27 MHz ROS Weekend Award (5–7 December 2014 on 27.635 MHz)In order to acquaint newcomers and continue to demonstrate the veterans utility, easy handling and operation of ROS mode, European ROS Club invites everybody to participate in the 27 MHz ROS weekend award on 5–7/12/2014 on 27.635 MHz.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 18FL341 Makis (Callsign given on 29/11/2014) and 56FL222 Joni (Callsign given on 02/12/2014).
Receiver Sensitivity MeasurementsReceiver sensitivity measurements for some transceivers on 11 meters by a CBer in Finland. The comments on this chart are in Finnish but the actual sensitivity data is quite self-explanatory; lower µV-value means better sensitivity.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 2FL587 Karen (Membership package posted on 29/09/2014), 79FL740 Jotam (Callsign given on 19/10/2014) and 1FL103 Maurizio (Membership package posted on 7/11/2014).
I.W.I Kend 20145th Edition of the IWI weekend (I.W.I Kend) is held on 4–5/10/2014 for a duration of 48 hours.
For more info see: http://iwi-kend.jimdo.com/
Solar Cycle 24 Prediction Updated on 10th of September 2014See the prediction on NASA/Marshall Solar Physics website.
Results of the 2014 Island Festival PublishedCheck listings and scores at: http://islandfestival.net
56FL/EU101 in the Island Festival 201456FL/EU101 was active in the island festival of 2014. The QSO amount in the log was not much (12), but here are the images of the activity from both days: http://l.fldx.org/islfest-1 http://l.fldx.org/islfest2
According to NASA and NOAA the Solar Max Has ArrivedSee the video from 10th of June: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjbVkHzqPhc
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 19FL019 Sip (Callsign given on 18/06/2014).
56FL/EU10156FL/EU101 from Björkö Island might be active in the island festival for a few hours: http://activations.fldx.org/56fl_eu101/
Island Festival 2014This years island festival is just days away, it will be held this weekend from 7th to 8th of June. For more info see: http://islandfestival.net/
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 29FL021 Gary (Membership package posted on 16/05/2014) and 56FL081 Sami (Callsign given on 05/06/2014).
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 113FL088 Sudin (Membership package posted on 21/03/2014) and 56FL999 Robin (Callsign given on 21/03/2014).
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL990 Kenneth (Callsign given on 24/01/2014) and 56FL264 Matts (Callsign given on 04/02/2014).
Understanding HF Propagation ReportsUnderstanding the HF propagation reports you can see on the WWW by VE2XIP: Understanding-HF-propagation-reports.pdf (206 kB PDF, source: http://ve2xip.cactus.net/?p=1676 [WM])
Delta Alfa IOTA Challenge 2014Maybe this year it's time to work some islands as the Delta Alfa IOTA challenge is running the whole year from 1st of January to 31st of December. The challenge is open for non Delta Alfa members as well and no QSL exchange is necessary, you only need to send the log to the contest manager after the challenge.
The IOTA Challenge, Rules, Prizes
Some received SSTV Images from 11m Band (27.700) on the Hobby Broadcasting Bloghttp://s.fldx.org/sstv1 http://s.fldx.org/sstv2 http://s.fldx.org/sstv3 http://s.fldx.org/sstv4 http://s.fldx.org/sstv5 http://s.fldx.org/sstv6 http://s.fldx.org/sstv7
Last Chance to Exchange the Nairobi IRCIf you still have some of the old Nairobi IRC coupons laying around, now is the time to exchange them. After 31/12/2013 it's no longer possible.
A Blog Post About the Taxi Traffic from the Former Soviet Union on 25–29 MHzA post by IZ7KHR on the DX Coffee blog about the taxi traffic from the former Soviet Union on 25–29 MHz including some background info and even some locations and frequencies: http://bit.ly/1gDI34p
56FL/IDFinnish Independence Day ses is active again on 6th of December: 56FL/ID
The Difference Between Solar Flares and Coronal Mass EjectionsThe difference between solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) explained: http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/coronalweather/CMEsFlares/index.html
Results of the 2013 Island Festival PublishedCheck listings and scores at: http://islandfestival.net/?page_id=1024
Airline Companies Still not Delivering Mail to LibyaThis week got this letter returned (sent on 11/11/2013): Letter to 92AT105
Different Types of QRM on 11m and ExplanationsSome 11m QRM types and their sources: A nice video by 13GT005
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL316 Markku (Callsign given on 07/11/2013) and 56FL066 Jari (Membership package posted on 15/11/2013).
New Version of yaLOG (1.3.5) is now availableIt includes QSL label lookup and printing (using the qrz11.com database) and new date and time controls, received RST can now be logged and there is also other improvements. Remember to backup your old log files before switching to the new version as the database structure has changed.
For more info see: http://yalog.net/
15 Years of Foxtrot Lima56FL/HB15 is currently active: http://activations.fldx.org/56fl-hb15/
A Good PDF on Eliminating EMC/RFI Problems in the Radio Shack by G0KYAThe PDF can be downloaded from: http://g0kya.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/eliminating-emc-problems.html
Last Chance to Download the Free Ham Radio DeluxeThe 5.x (free version) files will be removed from the HRD server on 1st of September.
OTH-Radar Interference from IranRecorded on 24th of August around 12 UTC in Finland: Video 1, Video 2
Seems to be around 27.400 MHz currently.
VOACAP Online Got a Face-liftThe new VOACAP online for 11m can be found at: http://www.voacap.com/cb/
A brief user manual can be found at the official VOACAP blog.
The 56FL/EU101 QSL Cards Are Going to Print SoonPreview of the EU101 QSL: 56FL/EU101 QSL
The Sun's Magnetic Field is About to FlipThe sun's magnetic field changes polarity approximately every 11 years at the peak of each solar cycle as the sun's inner magnetic dynamo re-organizes itself. The coming reversal will mark the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24. Half of 'Solar Max' will be behind us, with half yet to come.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 19FL013 Ludo (10/7/2013), 56FL780 Aleksey (10/7/2013), 56FL931 Hans (19/7/2013) and 317FL100 Artsiom.
24 Hour ROS Marathon24 hour ROS marathon will be held on 27–28.07.2013 on CB channel 25 (27.245 MHz) USB.
Cluster.dk AppCluster.dk has introduced an app for iOS and Android phones which is available for cluster.dk lounge members.
VOACAP Online UpgradedThe online point-to-point HF (3–30 MHz) propagation prediction service VOACAP online has been upgraded in May. You can read more about this on the VOACAP blog.
Registration for the Island Festival of 2013 (June 1st/2nd) is Now OpenSee: http://islandfestival.net and Island Festival 2013 on Facebook
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL567 Teemu and 56FL100 Pekka (Callsigns given on 20/03/2013).
DroidProp HF Propagation Prediction Program for Android PhonesDroidProp is a professional HF propagation prediction program powered by VOACAP for your Android phone.
The New IRC Coupon “Doha Model” Will Go on Sale on July 1, 2013The Universal Postal Union has introduced the newest model of the International Reply Coupon (IRC). The Doha model will replace the current Nairobi model which remains valid until December 31, 2013.
List of Some 11m Calling/QSO FrequenciesSome 11m Calling/QSO Frequencies & Good Operating Practices
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 43FL101 Frank (10/11/2012), 56FL013 Jari (13/11/2012), 56FL060 Ari (14/11/2012) and 56FL121 Juuso (5/12/2012).
Results of the WWRO Island Festival 2012Results of the WWRO Island Festival of 2012 are on-line at the WWRO Island Festival Website: http://islandfestival.net/?page_id=1026
1. World Day of ROS ModeIf you're using digital modes on 11 meters, you might be interested in trying ROS mode on 27.245 mhz usb on Sunday 28 October 2012 between 0600 and 2300 utc. The aim is to be active at this time on channel 25 usb and to produce as many contacts as possible.
Further information: http://rosmodem.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/1-world-day-of-ros-mode-on-cb/
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 2FL977 Dave (Callsign given on 10/10/2012 ) and
56FL018 Jan, 56FL067 Christophe and 56FL108 Jyrki (Membership packages posted on 24/10/2012).
International 11m Cluster on Your Mobile PhoneThe NKCCluster for Android has now an 11m mode in the experimental options, and it can be used with the international 11m cluster. (A video by Simon the Wizard, NKCCLuster at Google Play)
The Frequency 27.385 MHz, LSBA nice article about the frequency 27.385 mhz lsb on the da Website:
27.385 MHz LSB 11m Call Frequency Profile
DXproof.com – A Site for Sharing 11m DX ProofsAt DXproof.com you can upload your qsls and proofs received from 11m dx peditions and browse proofs submitted by others.
International 11m ClusterThe international 11 meter cluster is an initiative to create a real 11 meter dx cluster.
You can find more info at: http://11mcluster.wikidot.com/
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 50FL101 Alexander!
Callsign given on 31/05/2012.
11 Meter Prefix List (PDF)Printable One-Page 11 Meter Prefix List in PDF Format
Antenna Direction and Azimuth MapUsing an azimuth map to determine antenna direction
Deletion of 326 Malyj VysotskijMalyj Vysotskij was removed from the dxcc list in February. See arrl.org for more info.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MembersWarm welcome to fl dx group for 116FL101 Kagan and 116FL102 Ismet!
Callsigns given on 27/02/2012.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL215 Mikko!
Callsign given on 14/02/2012.
Major Solar Events in 2011A nice video about the major solar events in 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUbFTiRHQ9A
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL997 Niko!
Callsign given on 08/01/2012.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL706 Harri!
Callsign given on 09/12/2011.
56FL/IDFinnish Independence Day ses was active on 6th of December
Log of this years activity can be found on the site along with one video: 56FL/ID
56FL/EU101Updated the log of 56FL/EU101 with qsos made on 02/12/2012 by 56FL113 Panu. I added also couple images and videos to the site. There might also be more sporadic activity from EU-101 in the near future.
Solar maximum, are we there yet?The Sun Today 2nd of November 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2uPTRzk8LQ
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL127 Markku!
Callsign given on 27/09/2011.
Under Reading: The “Screwdriver Expert’s” GuideThis is an article that was originally published in Foxtrot Lima memberlist 2005-2006. Under Reading: The “Screwdriver Expert’s” Guide
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL900 Teemu!
Callsign given on 22/08/2011.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL610 Pete!
Membership package posted on 17/08/2011.
General 11m Channel/Frequency ChartWe’ve added general printable 11m channel/frequency chart to our website.
New DXCC: South SudanSince 14th of July South Sudan is a new dxcc entity, the new 11m prefix is 351. Info on arrl.org, http://fldx.org/site/prefix.php
11m Antenna Building InstructionsWe’ve collected a list of links to 11m antenna building instructions. The list can be found here.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL566 Jerri!
Callsign given on 03/07/2011.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL115 Matias!
Callsign given on 22/05/2011.
56FL/HWC, Ice Hockey World Championship 201156FL/HWC is currently active. For more info see: http://activations.fldx.org/56fl_hwc/
56FL/NAR, town of NärpesStarting from 14/05/2011 56FL/NAR will be active during the summer 2011
More info at: http://activations.fldx.org/56fl_nar/
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 2FL101 Michael!
Membership package posted on 13/05/2011.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 3FL101 Marcio!
FL callsign given on 23/04/2011.
The Ionosonde SoundThis is a sound that you can hear on 11 meter band during certain propagation: The Ionosonde Sound on Youtube
For more info on ionosondes see: http://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/Ionogram
Nasa’s Explanation for the Mystery of the Missing Sunspots During 2008–2009Video on Youtube: ScienceCasts: Missing Sunspots
Complete story on Nasa Science website
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL107 Sami!
Membership package posted on 18/03/2011.
Welcome to the Latest New FL MemberWarm welcome to fl dx group for 56FL609 Nicklas!
Jari, OH6BG Has Added 11 Meter Band to VOACAP OnlinePoint-to-point forecasts: http://www.voacap.com/11m.html
Coverage maps (27.1 mhz): http://www.voacap.com/11coverage.html
The Albrecht AE 2990 AFS SSB Handheld is Available in January in EuropeInfo on the transceiver: Video 1, Video 2, AE 2990 AFS Fact Sheet
Price for the handheld seems to be 249 Euros at least at Alan Electronics and Thiecom.
Changes in the DXCC ListThere has been some changes in the DXCC list
7 & 166 divisions have been deleted. New ones are 347-350. http://fldx.org/site/prefix.php