U.S. amateur James McLaughlin, WA2EWE/T6AF, was among the nine Americans killed in a shooting at Kabul airport Wednesday when an Afghan military pilot opened fire in an operations room of the Afghan Air Corps, according to Voice of America reporter and fellow amateur Steve Herman, W7VOA/T6AD.  According to Herman, the attack was the worst single episode of an Afghan turning against his coalition partners. More information at http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/. This is very sad. Jim was very active on CW, RTTY and SSB. R.I.P Jim!

As you may know, we had a terrible quake in northern part of Japan on Friday afternoon last week. After three days past, more than 2000 killed and more than 10000 missing up to now. Also, the neuclear power plants located in Fukushima-pref. is getting serious situation.

We as an amateur radio operator are gathering and exchanging emergency information on the following frequenies.

Please kindly keep clean these freqs.






50.1006MHz, 51.000MHz, 51.500MHz

144.100MHz, 145.000MHz, 145.500MHz

430.100MHz, 433.000MHz, 433.500MHz

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

A1 CLUB secretary

Atsu, JE1TRV

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FOC is pleased to present the Bill Windle QSO Party. This event is open to all radio amateurs world-wide. Its aim is to encourage the use of, and excellence in, Morse code. The Bill Windle QSO Party is not a contest but an activity day in memory of Bill Windle, a past Chairman of FOC who was very keen that we should all be as active as possible on the bands.

Group of OK radioamateurs Pavel TA2ZAF (OK1MU), Vláďa OK1CW, Franta OK1DF, Zdenek OK1FIA, Slávek OK1TN, Zdeno OK2ZW a Honza OK2ZAW under the special call TC07DX are going to activate Turkey Island Suluada AS-115 in Mediterranean Sea between 15.5. and 19.5.2010.

We will use two stations CW/SSB and some few hours of operation is planned for RTTY mode. Equipmend will be: 2 x IC-746PRO + 2 x TS-480SAT + 2 x PA 800W, ANT - 5 band Spiderbeam, multiband vertical AV-640, loops for 30/40m, HB9CV on 50MHz.

QSL will go via Jarda OK2GZ as in previous TA IOTA expeditions, via OK BURO or DIRECT or via e-mail(on request).

In case of internet connection on the island we have planned online-logs regularly updated as was in our previous TA IOTA expeditions, please stay tuned.

More information at http://www.okdxf.eu/expedice/tc07en/www/

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