Today, we received bad news from Chris, 15IR076.
It is with great sadness to announce that 15IR200 Wernie passed away from us.
Wernie did reach the age of 53 years.
On behalf of the entire IR-DX Group, Rest in Peace, dear friend.
For some time, you can hear a strange sound on the band. Ever thought about what it is?
Well, it's called Over-The-Horizon-Radar. The OTH which you are hearing now on the band is from Iran.
Over-the-horizon radar, or OTH (sometimes also beyond the horizon, or BTH), is a type of radar system with the ability to detect targets at very long ranges, typically up to thousands of kilometres. Several OTH radar systems were deployed starting in the 1950s and 60s as part of early warning radar systems, but these have generally been replaced by airborne early warning systems instead. OTH radars have recently been making something of a comeback, as the need for accurate long-range tracking becomes less important with the ending of the Cold War, and less-expensive ground based radars are once again being looked at for roles such as maritime reconnaissance and drug enforcement (Source : WikiPedia)
Click image for bigger view and/or listen here to hear that sound !
Screenshot made by webmaster
This is the preview for a possible new Europe QSL (project by 14IR184 and 14IR017).
Before going further, we would like to hear your remarks, comments, idea and if you would be interested in ordering some.
If enough people are interested and make orders, then we will be able to go on and print it.
Why five confirmation boxes ? To save on QSL cards and mailing costs when you need to confirm several stations using the same manager (for example 1SD007, 1AT070) or to confirm IWI / ISLANDS tours (Delta Xray for example).
Feedback welcome !!!
QSL via 14IR017 Regis. Adress OK on cluster.dk or contact via:
Voluntary contribution (and in any case not contribution for IR-DX members who make the QSO with their IR callsign).
A special QSL card will be published for this activity.
Victor made 140 QSO so far (14 may 2013)
IR-DX members logged so far:
14IR017, 14IR777, 14IR016, 14IR215, 163IR001.14IR048, 14IR574, 14IR161, 1IR061, 14IR184, 14IR021, 1IR134, 1IR083.
Several QSL requests already received.