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  • Kosovo Activity in CQ WPX SSB Will Help to Train Young Hams

    From ARRL de WD1CKS@VERT/WLARB to QST on Wed Mar 23 14:46:19 2016
    03/23/2016

    Z60A in Kosovo, the headquarters station of SHRAK[1], the newest International Amateur Radio Union (IARU[2]) member society, will be on the air leading up to and during the CQ World Wide WPX[3] SSB Contest the weekend of March 26-27. SHRAK President Vjollca Caka, Z61VB, has announced that other Kosovo prefixes, such as Z61DX, Z62FB, Z63ESC, Z64EEF, and Z68BH, will be active in addition to Z60A.

    The on-the-air activity will serve as part of a training process for new Kosovar hams as they prepare for the forthcoming IARU Youngsters On The Air (YOTA[4]) gathering in Austria along with other young people from throughout Europe.

    SHRAK is proud to have a new Yaesu/Acom station with Force 12 beams high up in the hills at the Technical University of Pristina, where Z60A is located. SHRAK has expressed its gratitude to the ARRL Fund[5] for International Relations and Goodwill, the International DX Association (INDEXA[6]), Force 12[7], the OH-DX-Foundation (OHDXF[8]) and to Chiltern DX Club (CDXC[9]) - the UK DX Foundation, for their valuable support.

    Helping to mentor the operation and handle on-the-air duties will be Martti Laine, OH2BH. Nigel Cawthorne, G3TXF, will be in Kosovo in late May to assist SHRAK and to activate Z60A in the WPX CW event. - Thanks to thanks to Vjollca Caka, Z61VB, and Martti Laine, OH2BH    


    [1] http://www.shrak.org/en/
    [2] http://www.iaru.org/
    [3] http://www.cqwpx.com/
    [4] http://www.ham-yota.com/
    [5] http://www.arrl.org/endowment-funds
    [6] http://www.indexa.org/
    [7] http://www.force12inc.com/
    [8] http://www.ohdxf.fi/
    [9] http://www.cdxc.org.uk/

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