2017 Island Festival : looking for IR activators !

Dear IRDX members,

The Island Festival  2017 will take place the first week-end of june (3-4 june 2017).

The registration is now OPEN http://islandfestival.net/?page_id=1470

As usual , IOTA, IOTA N/V and I.W.I are counters for the competition.

A searchable list of islands is available here : http://www.islands.uznam.net.pl/  but please not all islands aren’t listed.

We would be happy if some IR teams would be active this year, to promote the group and to keep the band alive.

Nearly everyone has some island nearby, at sea, in a lake or on a river, so don’t hesitate to take part to the event!  With a team or alone, a few hours, one day or 48h, by car, foot or boat, just do like you can and enjoy the event !!!

To save you time and money, the group offers to print an ISLAND FESTIVAL 2017 QSL, confirming all IR island festival activations.  One QSL, one manager (14IR017 Reg), one contribution.

All you have to do is to register the Island Festival, to inform 14IR017 Reg about your plans and to send your logs to the Island Festival + to 14IR017 when the event is over.

Chers membres IRDX,

L’Island Festival 2017 aura lieu les 3 et 4 juin prochains.

On peut dès à présent s’enregistrer sur le site pour y participer : http://islandfestival.net/?page_id=1470

Comme d’habitude, les IOTA, les IOTA N/V et les I.W.I  comptent dans cette compétition.

Une liste d’îles est disponible sur http://www.islands.uznam.net.pl/ , même si la liste n’est jamais complète et que de nouvelles îles peuvent y être ajoutées.

Nous serions heureux que, cette année encore, des membres IR participent au Festival, afin d’assurer la promotion du groupe et de maintenir un peu d’activité sur la bande.

Presque tout le monde a une île près de chez lui, qu’elle soit en mer, sur un lac ou sur une rivière, n’hésitez donc pas à vous lancer ! Seul ou en équipe, pour quelques heures, une journée ou 48h, à pieds, en voiture ou en bateau, faites comme vous voulez et amusez-vous !!!

Pour vous éviter tout tracas, le groupe propose de faire imprimer une QSL générale Island Festival 2017 qui confirmera toutes les îles actives en IR cette année pour le festival. Une QSL, un manager (14IR017 Reg) et une seule contribution.

Vous devez juste vous enregistrer pour l’édition 2017, informer 14IR017 Reg de vos projets et ne pas oublier d’envoyer vos logs à l’organisation de l’Island Festival ainsi qu’à 14IR017.

Infos message 24/02/2017

Dear friend and members,

 

New year is already far away and the spring, is slowly making its way here.

End 2016-Early 2017 propagation stayed extremely bad and nothing special was heard here in Europe, only a few Asia -Australia recently.

As a result the Internet 11mtrs DX sphere has been more than quiet, no only IRDX Website, Facebook and mailing list, but all other sites / groups have suffered.

Even cluster.dk is like a desert these days.

Not much is happening anymore, quiet band and people having long time, just changing groups all time just because they are bored to death.

 

From what I've seen, some people are already QRT, other plays a bit with PMR 446mhz radios and some are desperately waiting for some openings.

A handfull of members like Francis 15IR056, Fred 14IR226, Florent 14IR206 and other are experimenting with digimodes (ROSmode, JT65, WSPR, SIM31 etc…), which is problably the way to go because of their efficiency over SSB in these times of bad conditions.

I believe we should encourage the use of digimodes and IRDX group should be known that, now, has someone free time to make some explanations/ tutorials and why not, organise some kind of "contest" ? like a "sunday JT65 party" or whatever ? 

This would be cool, and even better if introduced by the International Radio DX Group !

 

By the way, in a few days (march the 13th if I remember well), our group will turn 23 years old !!! Of course, no need to organise an event for that, but be proud, and show your pride to be a IR-DXer on Facebook ! 23 years is not nothing, we weren't born just yesterday ! I will try to do some free to use designs for you to make some advertisement on Facebook or wherever you like.

 

As per usual, I would like to remind you that activations are very welcome and we are here to support if you need some help. If long haul DX is poor we should anway benefit from "short skip" openings in May-June, so this would be the right time to make some IOTA-LOTA-IWI-SOTA-COTA-MOTA-WFF … QSL designing, QSL managing is no problem at all.

 

73 to all , enjoy the week-end … 

 

14IR017 Reg

14IR017 QSL management

Getting tangled in the snail mailFor your information, all QSL requests received as of today (25/11/2016) have been answered.

I have no more pending QSL requests for:

328IR/CI082 , 328IR/CRO109, 328IR/CRO188, 14IR/FFF293, 14IR/67002R and 109IR/NU001.

It is not too late to request your QSL !

Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/14IR017

mail: 

M. Régis

33 RUE RAYMOND POINCARE

68510 SIERENTZ

FRANCE

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